By Michael Rand
Slate.com has a compelling piece about how Rory Fitzpatrick, the write-in candidate whose candidacy for the NHL All-Star game became an Interweb phenomenon, was shut out in final voting by the big, bad league. But only after some shady transactions by folks who know far more about computers than we do pushed his total up, up and away like a beautiful balloon. Seriously, sometimes computers make our head hurt. Sometimes, we just want a hug.