2. This one is for my gal ninafarina. I didn't know so I looked it up: a "pidgin" is a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages. A "creole" is a a language that has evolved from a pidgin, but since then has come to function as the actual native language of a speech community. So now you know. And rest easier for it, I'm sure, because I imagine you stayed up all night wondering last night. (Note to people who are not ninafarina: I'm not saying that my gal and I prefer our pillow talk to be peppered with linguistic theory. But I'm not saying we don't, either.)
3. My beloved Phoenix Suns are in first place, not in their division, but in the entire NBA. Can this be a sign of a pending apocalypse? Might a team I like actually win something someday? Is it possible that my heart could take a repeat of the soul-crushing 1992-1993 seasons, where the greatest-ever Barkley Suns suffered defeat at the hands of the hated Jordan Bulls? Do I sound like a really bad promo spot for SportsCentury?