Surprise, it's not today. Made you look! Which I had to do because, once upon a time, we had these things called "newspapers" and on the day of the switch, if all else failed, the front page reminded you.

Instead it is next week, March 14. That's when you take that bonus hour of sleep that feels so good and put it in the bank for October. Meantime, occupy yourselves with whatever's on your mind. Here's a quartet of conversation starters for you:

  • Tonight, of course, the 82nd Academy Awards will be broadcast at 8:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. Apparently they fired Wolverine, so Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are your hosts. The joke's been done to death, but I secretly hope for some kind of "Coffee's for Closers" sendup.
  • Here's some advice. If your license has been suspended for five years, you can't drive any vehicle that doesn't have the blow-and-go breathalyzer, and the day before you have been convicted of another DUI, and despite all of that should you still choose to drive, don't do so while shaving your genitals.
  • Blade Runner's emotional climax - in LEGO. And this still chokes me up.
  • We post our share of crafts sold through the site Etsy - here's a repository of those that never should have been made in the first place.