First, happy birthday to Deb (seen yesterday in the comments as “deg”), my bestest best friend, joining the pileup of November birthdays today. We won’t say her age, because she is ageless.
Second, those of you in the choir who’d like to hear more preaching about wussified newspapers might want to check out Romenesko’s letters page, where the “Boondocks” Condi Rice strips are being addressed in sort of a desultory fashion. If you control-F for “aregood,” you’ll read the best single take on the subject by the great and glorious Richard Aregood, the best editorial writer, like, ever. And y’all know it’s true because he sums up “Mallard Fillmore” in a phrase — “affirmative action for lousy cartoonists who lean to the right.” Word.