Can any of you Joe "catastrophe" Romm loyalists explain the purpose of the Tom Friedman seal of approval at the top of Climate Progress? I mean, all of you regular Rommians already know how "indispensable" the blog is, right? Or is the Friedman liplock meant for new tourists? Is that supposed to cinch the deal for them? Is this a common practice in blogland, to prominently billboard a positive review right under the header? It feels like something you'd see in movie ads, or on the back of book covers. And no, I'm not jealous. Honestly. I'm way too new at this. I'm happy when I see a few new RSS subscribers each week. (I seem to have lost so many of you right after I dissed Ed Abbey. Come back. It's not my fault Abbey was a racist misanthrope.) Anyway, Joe, no worries, I'll keep coming back for the infotainment. Nobody does primal screeds like you.