As for tonight itself, it was like the Allegory of the Cave, except not boring. Turns out all the shadows (the shades of the twitterverse) are actual real people, all of whom are lovely, some of whom now have buttons. Thank you! Thank you least of all for cutting down of my shipping costs! Thank you most of all for being real people and not just well-programmed bike-obsessed twitter bots. We shall keep Turing at bay together.