The softer side of Matt Yglesias is a great love of pandas, and, fortunately, I have a vast network of correspondents scattered throughout the universe prepared to send me news of things like Tai-Shan's potential sibling who may be on the way now that Mei Xiang has been artificially inseminated with the sperm of Gao Gao from the San Diego Zoo. Meanwhile, our theory is, what, that Don Nelson has placed an ancient Chinese curse on the city of Dallas?