NBA Lockout Begins at 12:01 Tomorrow

Talks between the players and owners broke down, and the basketball lockout will begin at 12:01 tomorrow. I haven’t watched professional basketball seriously in years, but I’m getting worried that between this and the prospect of an NFL lockout, which would cause me much more profound and specific sorrow, we’re not going to have enough distractions from what promises to be a long and depressing 2012 Republican primary.