It’s time to bring back The Hanging Shad’s “Apropos of Nothing’—a collection of random thoughts and observations just for fun:

1. Did you hear? After 16 years on the lam, they caught mobster White Bulger. What? You don’t know who he is? He’s the Jack Nicholson character from The Departed. I’d be happy if I didn’t have to hear about him for another 16 years.
2. When are politicos in Connecticut going to learn that any sensitive (or in Lisa Moody’s case, outright improper) information they need to communicate, don’t do it in an email! You might as well be sending it to reporter Jon Lender at the Hartford Courant begging him to print it next Sunday.

3. Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann are the leaders in the latest straw poll in Iowa. I’m not ever voting for either of them. I’m pretty sure they’re aliens (as in ETs, not as in “over the border”). That cheering you hear is the Obama White House.
4. You’ll all be happy to know that the Philly Phanatic is going to be ok. He had to go to the hospital after getting hit in the (human) face screen or the mascot neck.