Happy Wednesday, folks. Today's been a good day, at least in terms of things that have shipped to my house. We'll talk about these things in tonight's open thread, where anything goes.

What showed up today? Well, one set of Animal Crossing playing cards and a Nintendo DS game and stylus case, the fruits of my Club Nintendo membership. Perhaps more exciting was a pair of steaks from the people who make Ms. Splosion Man, which also included a delicious download code for the Xbox Live Arcade game.

But for now, I eat tater tots. You, please gorge on conversation.