The New York Times pulls off a neat trick with this dispatch on a Finn who's offering fellow Finns lessons on how to get mad. (Anger is apparently highly un-Finnish.) The guy's had almost no takers, which in the normal course of things would suggest a non-story. The NYT imaginatively claims that the lack of response is actually proof of how anger-averse Finns are, and makes it one of the hooks on which its piece hangs. I'm woozy with admiration for this technique, which somebody (okay, it's me) has dubbed the "circular self-confirming non-confirmation." Requires NYT login and password, which would undoubtedly make my blood boil if I weren't part-Finnish.