Today’s news of Gulf-Coast battering deserves lots of attention. But first, let us return to Sunday. Ahh, Sunday.

Spotted two instances of environmental shtuff creeping into otherwise “fun” parts of the paper. First, as further proof that the Sunday comics really aren’t for kids (don’t get me started on how my nephews are supposed to understand the Lockhorns …), one panel showed a guy getting his car towed. Caption: “The car’s fine, but with gas prices the way they are, it’s cheaper getting towed everywhere.” Ba-dump-bump.

Even more revolutionary: in Parade magazine, somewhere between the celebrity Q&As and the medical tips, lay a one-paragraph squib on local food. With gas prices rising, it reported, food prices might also rise. So buy local. This message brought to you by the Earth Policy Institute, which must have a persistent PR person. Well done.

OK, now back to our regularly scheduled weekday.

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