Inauguration Day! It's still quite young. But, however you choose to celebrate tonight, get home safe. And for everyone heading out to a hoity-toity to-do tonight, heed this reminder from Lindsay Robertson:
"Remember you guys: tomorrow is the last day for 4 years that you can ask people 'How were THE BALLS last night?' Don't forget."
Robertson blogs regularly at Videogum, by the way. Invite her into your life, why not?
Not To Be Confused With Photosynthesis, Plantworld: What do you have when you take everyone's photo of the swearing-in moment, mash them up, and add some user controls that allow you to turn the whole thing into a zoomy, three-dimensional acid trip? You get the CNN Photosynth.
Yoo Who?: This has been called the under-reported news story of the day, by some. But really, it's some of the best news America received today.
Plus, Brickbreaker!: John Podesta takes to the Los Angeles Times to make THE CASE OF HIS LIFE: namely, why President Barack Obama should be allowed to keep his BlackBerry. "An off-line Obama isn't just bad for Barack. It's bad for all of us." Let freedom ring, dangling, from its pocket.
Transition Team: Apparently, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is having trouble signing onto his computer, which is adorable.
An Orderly Transfer of Power, Instead of a Senseless Bloodbath: It's been a crazy week in Washington, what with Bono and Dick Cheney hurting his back and miles and miles of security perimeters. Earlier, we noted that the police hadn't recorded any Inauguration-related arrests today. Turns out, crime numbers were down all weekend.