Confidential to the gentleman walking up 17th Street (the gay strip) at about 6.30 p.m. yesterday evening: Was there actually a purpose to be served by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words "Young & Black"? Because, personally, I think just looking at you, we can all pick up on the fact that you're black. As for young? Yeah, you look well under 40, which in my book means you certainly don't look old. What, have you been mistaken for Wilford Brimley in the recent past?