Had a great weekend with M. and M. in town. A word to the wise: avoid the sutton motel like the plague, or you may end up with some.

We saw “Borat” and it was a masterpiece. It was a diamond-tipped harpoon thrust straight into the heart of America’s deeply seated bigotry. A real eye-opener to anyone who thinks racism as well as cultural and religious elitism are absent in our country. Some parts were more disturbing than others, like when Borat was being smothered by his 300-lb, naked producer’s nether regions and was told to, “eat my anus!”

Well, back to grading. And I may even get to read a paper or two. I’ve got a great one about lattice mediate non-reversible chemical reactions in organic crystals that has been half-read for a good week now.