A quick follow-up to my mention of Edward Tufte last week: you should be aware that Edward Tufte's brief classic, Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, is available online as a PDF here. It's worth a skim in your spare time - and worth sharing with people who don't necessarily appreciate the limitations of statistics.
Coolio! Tufte is brilliant.
It's good you're taking a break from blogging ;-) Kidding aside, thank you for that link to Tufte's work! I'd never thought to look for it online, figuring it was only in book form for some reason. (lack of imagination, I suppose.)