It's tempting to write something about the crazed Norwegian Templar(?!) and the Jihad, or Amy Winehouse, or the peculiar speech delivered by Barak 'He's less of a man than Putin' Obama last night.
But the recent 'cash incentives to live downtown' caught my eye.
'Cash incentives to live downtown?' you ask, 'Where?'
Detroit, of course. Under a new $4 million scheme to revitalize Motown, first time home buyers will get a $20,000 forgivable loan and renters a grant of $3,000 spread over two years. That's not all, existing owners living in Detroit's post-apocalyptic urban wasteland will be eligible for a $5000 'exterior improvement' grant.
Tempted? Neither am I. Though my old friend 'Red' (why didn't he get in trouble for firing off a shotgun in an abandoned house last year - why?) might think of applying for the 'home improvement' money.
I'll suggest it when I visit next week before crossing the river to Canada and the comparative safety of Windsor.
Pray for rain.