Let's kick this off with a couple housekeeping items. First of all, I apologize that this column wasn't in its traditional Monday lunchtime slot this week. But you know how life is: one minute you're composing column ideas and the next minute you're juggling job offers and helping friends move and driving down to the White House to spend some time with a couple thousand of your new best friends. This week kind of got away from me, is what I'm saying.
Second, I'm shelving the traditional three-up, three-down format this week to discuss a subject that's very near and dear to all our hearts. I'm talking, of course,