Hello, BFFs, frenemies, and in-laws. I plan to do this every week but get lazy and figure, well, next week. What am I talking about? Volunteers. Volunteers for a dangerous mission from which one may never return: hosting the open thread.

In World War II, 'Murican bomber crews were required to fly 25 missions, after which they were allowed to go home. Despite the cap, survival rates were grim - which makes risking your life in what is effectively a tin can floating helplessly in the sky while nimbler tin cans try to shoot it down the perfect analogy for hosting an open thread from your computer.