Just so we don't go too long without a post, a few items of potential interest.
Today, Sunday, Joe was published in a real newspaper, with a letter to the editor in the Lincoln Journal Star. Here: http://journalstar.com/articles/2008/04/13/opinion/
Secondly, we are now two episodes into the first half of the last season of Battlestar Galactica, and the action, twists, and significant plot developments are coming fast and furiously. It will be interesting to see where they go, but I have a feeling the conclusion is not going to be as ambiguous as was the end of The Sopranos. I'm not sure that means a happy, peaceful ending on Earth(which they've been searching for since this version began).
In the somewhat bigger news, it appears that Joe has obtained a job. This would appear to answer the "unemployed vs. retired" issue. The start date is not until May, so we'll wait until it is a done deal to get into real details. Suffice it to say that it is hard to imagine a better job/employer at this time.