Today has been a strange day. The day began with Mitt Romney, which was bad enough. (I am working on a column on the Romney/anti-Mormonism topic, so I am going to hold off on commenting on the subject for a while.) Driving to work, I was side-swiped by a van that was dodging out of the way of one of Chicago’s many horrible taxi drivers. Let’s just say that my car has looked better. As I walked in to lecture this morning, the seats of the lecture hall were festooned with Ron Paul brochures (and I had nothing to do with putting them there–the Revolution flourishes at UIC on its own). This afternoon I received an automated call from New York City telling me to apply for a Post Office job. Apparently, the Post Office is hiring in New York right now. I’ve heard of some pretty weird wrong numbers, but this is ridiculous.