First off, due to popular request, I'll give you an update on my carlessness. Seems to be going well - I've gotten used to riding my bike into work or throwing it on the front of the TTA bus (bike racks on buses = excellent). I haven't been run over yet, though I did get honked at for no good reason by a jackass passing me once.
Second, on baseball. Derek Jeter and David Ortiz are good baseball players. Whatever. But why the hell is no one mentioning Joe Mauer in the AL MVP conversation? In my mind, he's the obvious choice.
Third, check out this story from a Milwaukee flyer who was detained at a security checkpoint for writing "Kip Hawley is an idiot" on his quart-size liquid bag. (Kip Hawley is the TSA director.) My favorite line from the story is when the security guard says that freedom of speech exists "out there, not in here." Oh, and the idiot trying to rationalize that statement by saying "you can't yell 'fire' in a crowded theater." Given that writing one's political opinions on a plastic bag will inevitably cause a stampede of epic proportions, I think we can all see the similarity. Hat tip to Fark for the story.
Humor aside, the whole story is pretty sketchy. It's incidents like this that make me reconsider my previous stand in favor of pointless cosmetic security measures.