Good morning, one and all, and welcome to the hump. Or, as some people know it, Saturday. But for the rest of us it’s smack in the middle possibly with a longer-seeming downside this time around, on account of the high holy day of kaboom.

Stop in and make your connections, get a charge out of being sociable and/or funny and/or grumpy as the case may be, and just generally hook into that Whitenoise vibe. We are all but cogs in the machine, except the machine has gone digital.