And we’re back! Hope everyone had a great holiday season and haven’t abandoned your New Years resolutions yet!

If you don’t understand Walter’s last line, here you go: in the racially segregated US, blacks were required to sit in the balconies of movie theaters. This was just one of the many examples of how the races were kept “separate but equal,” which is perhaps the most audaciously ironic euphemism I’ve ever heard. A series of Supreme Court decisions in the 50s, 60s, and 70s gradually made this kind of discrimination illegal, but it was in full force in the 1940s.