This day is shaping up to be a packed one, so it’ll be a few hours before I get substantive here. I’m therefore making this an open thread.
As for new readers unfamiliar with my blog, I can assure you that those who regularly comment here are about as well-informed and articulate as any people you’re ever going to find in the blogosphere. I don’t understand why they don’t have their own blogs, although I should be grateful for the lack of competition. All of which is to say that comment threads are substantive here, and well worth reading, as opposed to being just little snarky one liners.
Meanwhile, this macabre news story should give you a pre-Halloween laugh.