Advice first: Your day -- your life! -- will go much more smoothly if you assume everyone you see (including that suspicious character lurking in the mirror) is a loony. Mad as a March Hare. See, that way the flashes of sanity come as a delightful extra instead of a frustrating glimpse of what should be.
Weird News: which is more strange, that Congress is posturing about siting an anti-Iran missile defense on the East ("give them what they want and you might survive") Coast when Iran hasn't got an ICBM with the reach and may not, ever (saboteurs, remember what you did for their nuke program? More of that, please), or that a Hoosier woman who is making a remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury in last year's State Fair Stage collapse was named "Patient of the Year" at the hospital where she is receiving treatment?
Doctors, nurses, I admire your drive (and hers, even more), but it's not a competition; they're all "Patient of the Year," dammit. You mustn't play favorites. Even though we're sure you have them.
Either way, I believe my opening statement is well-supported by the evidence.