Howdy, everybody. The Open Thread for Friday is up and running. This is the blog's repository for off-topic comments, socializing, LOL Cats and what-have-you. And if you see an interesting crime story elsewhere, please post a link.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm going to be off until next Thursday. My colleague Sara Shepherd is going to take the reins Monday and Tuesday. (She's excellent; please treat her well.) There won't be any new posts on the Fourth.
I'm here the rest of the day and the rest of the weekend. If you need to reach me, just shoot an email to email@example.com. Thanks again, and have a great day!