You like to aggravate the ice cream man on rainy afternoons:

— I think Texas secession would be win-win.

— The case for rejiggering the Nobel Prizes.

— The case that all prizes are dumb.

— Alongside the dumb stuff about climate change, Superfreakonomics is apparently full of dumb stuff that has nothing to do with climate change.

— NBA to start officially allowing two steps.

— Reporting deficit figures in terms of nominal dollars is really dumb.

Song of the day—“Crying Lightning” from the Arctic Monkeys.