Because we'll be damned if this picture, which goes with this item, isn't the first thing you see all weekend. We've already awarded it a Pulitzer Prize, a Nobel Peace Prize, the Humanitas Prize and, of course, four Katie Awards. See ya tomorrow, or whenever the city secretary announces the results of her Trinity toll road petition signature count. Schutze will be at City Hall for the announcement, and he's bringing his homemade brownies -- per Wick Allison's suggestion and my recipe. --Robert Wilonsky
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