As I was zipping up the freeway at 80 MPH I was annoyed by the guy in the left lane puttering along at 75 in his Tahoe or Suburban. I did check out his plates and they were standard, and I didn’t see any unusual antennas, but I did notice that he was riding on black steelies. As I overtook him in the #2 lane, something I don’t like doing, his vehicle let out a couple of those cop chirps. Fuck. I dialed it back to 70 and he took off, which was just fine by me. I mean I wasn’t doing anything too reckless, just a nice even 20 over on an empty highway...

Oh, and southern Illinois is burning:

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