The dubious lesson of opening day: if the Orioles’ rotation can outpitch Pedro Martinez every game of the season, they’ll do very well. For further baseball consideration, answer me this: can a lifelong Yankees-hater root for Mike Mussina now that he’s wearing pinstripes? The solution is left as an exercise for the reader.

In other exciting news, all of perfectly equal import, McCain-Feingold made its way through the Senate (I’ll give odds that it’s killed, one way or another, by the House); China is, for all intents and purposes, holding the crew of the downed American spy plane hostage at the moment — having recently arrested and held incommunicado a Chinese-American scholar and her family; I bought a Kitchenaid mixer that was on sale at Kohl’s (in "almond cream" — soon we will make fresh bread a-plenty); and, in possibly the most shocking news of the weekend, Girlhacker has added a graphic to her weblog.

Surprise! I couldn’t stop thinking yesterday. April fool!

The dubious lesson of opening day: if the Orioles’ rotation can outpitch Pedro Martinez every game of the season, they’ll do very well. For further baseball consideration, answer me this: can a lifelong Yankees-hater root for Mike Mussina now that he’s wearing pinstripes? The solution is left as an exercise for the reader.

In other exciting news, all of perfectly equal import, McCain-Feingold made its way through the Senate (I’ll give odds that it’s killed, one way or another, by the House); China is, for all intents and purposes, holding the crew of the downed American spy plane hostage at the moment — having recently arrested and held incommunicado a Chinese-American scholar and her family; I bought a Kitchenaid mixer that was on sale at Kohl’s (in "almond cream" — soon we will make fresh bread a-plenty); and, in possibly the most shocking news of the weekend, Girlhacker has added a graphic to her weblog. None