2. The Mavs beat the Charlotte Bobcats (and the NBA schedule makers), making it eight straight. Making it even tougher: they did it while Bono, Tom Petty, and a really angry lady watched courtside. (Assist: @ninophile.)
3. City departments are being asked to cut operating costs for the coming budget year. Among the ideas being floated: allowing animals to self-govern the zoo and ending $1 you-call-it happy hours at the City Hall cafeteria. Dark days ahead.