Happy Birthday to Aaron McGruder, 38.
And some good stuff:
1. Brad DeLong on core vs. headline inflation. Just in case anyone doesn't believe it.
2. Nice Amy Fried post about whether politicians actually know what their constituents want.
3. "The Awesomeness of Awesome Americans." Eric Rauchway.
4. Avengers blogging: Was Scarlett Johansson wearing a gorilla suit?
5. And a nice piece by the great Christina Kahrl -- no Giants fan she -- on Buster Posey.