Finally: Bait and Switch

(Can you tell I'm putting off doing work this evening?)

Besides the fact that you can spy bestselling authors in search of caffeine*, another wonderful thing about living in Park Slope is that people frequently leave books, movies, music, knickknacks, clothes, furniture, and other possessions they no longer wish to possess on the sidewalk for anyone to take. I picked up two CDs from a box on 8th Ave. on Monday: A) the Tracy Chapman Collection, with the classic "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason" and B) the 2004 Grammy nominees CD, featuring OutKast's "The Way You Move," Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom," Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" (another great running song that I've long meant to download and yet have been too lazy to get off iTunes).

Imagine my disappointment, then, when I opened the CD cases to find A) U2's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and B) a big ol' wad o' nuthin'. I already own the first and don't need the second, so in the spirit of sharing the wealth: If you'd like a free U2 CD, or some nuthin', leave me a comment, and you can have your choice of incorrect CD cases to go with it.
* They also draw on the sidewalk: I was once walking down a side street and saw Mo Willems sketching out some familiar eyes. "It's the Pigeon!" I cried. "You know the Pigeon?" he said. "I love the Pigeon!" I said. End of dialogue. (Knuffle Bunny is set in Park Slope.)