02/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The New Age of Niceness? (or, The Valkyries of Niceness)

Over the last forty eight hours, well, might be my imagination, but seems like people have gotten a lot nicer.

Could be a transient thing, but I hope it lasts.

Even as Obama finished his oath, I was grabbed by two Valkyries of Niceness and hugged; no medical attention required.

UPDATE: if you're not nice:

(I considered the one with the light saber, too nerdy even for me.)