There are probably not a lot of places in the world where a man out for a bicycle ride before work in late April would get attacked by a man armed with an ice scraper.Trust me, this isn't usual. But the CapTimes is still on the job.
Madison is one such place.
By the way, on a far happier note: the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference is starting here late this week ... lots of linguists from all the world over coming in. Blogally speaking, I'm particularly excited that Heidi Harley, of HeiDeas and Language Log fame, is coming as a plenary speaker.