Matthews: He’s responsible for his own alleged misdeeds, but it never should have gotten as far as it apparently did. As the man said, trust, but verify.
Libya: Get the hell out, Gaddafi, Qadafi, Ghadaffy, or however it’s spelled. Take a cue from Mubarak and take a powder.
Joe Barton: No relation that I know of. (In case you all were wondering.)
Wisconsin: Not in favor of taking away collective bargaining rights from anyone. And be careful who you discuss your union-busting plots with on the phone, governor!
Pike Plan: Here’s your canopy, says mayor, which is OK. But the city really should take the burden of maintenance off the backs of the property owners and make it a citywide thing.
Defense of Marriage Act: About time we stopped defending the indefensible.
Bank of America: The sting of modernization, or this is what can happen when government actually starts cutting costs. Or, that’s what you get for e-filing!
Carmelo Anthony: Oh hell yes. And Knicks, please keep the throwback unis for ever and ever. Amen.
Cell phones affecting your brain: Maybe we should all try to stay in touch a little less.
Yard-sale regulation: A man’s yard is his castle? Well, no — zoning did away with that concept. Not unreasonable to have to give city a taste of revenue from off-loading your junk.
The stairs at the Uptown parking lot: Less slippery now. Woo-hoo!
Alternate side of the street parking: An idea whose time has come. Streets were kind of a mess this winter; consider it a civic duty.
Dan’s current band crushes: Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, The National, The Hood Internet.
The new Radiohead album: Not as bad as the last one.
Bill Reynolds: Ahead of the curve in saying he’s not running for mayor. Saying you’re running for mayor is soooo January.
Hoax letters: Funny, unless it’s your name at the bottom.
Hoax editorials: Aren’t they all?