The fact that Laura Bush was in Abu Dhabi talking about breast cancer today was probably the 1023rd most important thing that happened today, but what a picture. The FBI is investigating the possibility that the wildfires at all caused by a band of suicide arsonists — ecoterrorists reenacting the post-Gulf War oil fires? is that the idea? — and Joe Francis's new self-promotional website quotes Socrates saying "an unexamined life is not worth living," and clearly all the people keeping this story on the most-viewed list of the largest newspaper serving Southern California for the third day going agree.


I don't know how to tie any of this together before I leave the house ten minutes ago, but maybe you can help, and maybe I'll post later. Hang in there, guys.