I am a complete and utter softie when it comes to puppies. If I could, I would get the puppy suit that Andy Richter once wore on his show: a giant overcoat covered in pockets, each filled with an adorable (thought probably terrified) puppy. They just make everything better.

Which is why I’m going to be using the Daily Puppy Widget whenever I write about something that infuriates me. Not as a prophylactic against the fury, but as a soothing balm to ease my jangled nerves and focus my words into a clear, cogent point with the heat of a thousand dying suns.

Plus, c’mon…puppies.