I'm sure some of you who've heard the news reports (here and here for starters) in the last day or so are wondering if I knew the student who was arrested for attempting to make weapons of mass destruction. (I'm also sure that some of you who are not from Texas don't care.) Probably this curiosity comes in part from my habit of setting things on fire in class. The answer is "No, I never met the guy." But there's been plenty to talk about this morning.