An exceptionally sharp-eyed reader: “Mr. Derbyshire—Knowing your affinity
for the ChiComs, Madonna, the Olympics, and pop-culture in general, I
thought you might find something interesting. While watching men’s
gymnastics…I noticed that one of the Chinese gymnasts, Teng
Haibin, was wearing what appeared to be one of those red Kabbalah bracelets.
How did that get by the minders? I wonder if he will be wearing it in later
events? Why hasn’t Katie Couric covered this?”