The trouble with rules: they are by nature exclusionary. In this case, I apologize to one or two of my friends for not realizing until a minute ago that I've had my security set too high on this blog. Which means that no one has bothered to post comments, because it required registration and understandably many folks are reluctant to have to memorize yet another password. Oops! All fixed. And to all you spammers out there, who will now start leaving phony bot-propelled comments in order to get free ad placement: fuck you.