It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday. A lot of weight comes with the hagiography of any historical figure who belongs to the ages. Many of them are not angels. Who is? If you aren't reading Gore Vidal's excellent book about the 210-year-old president, I suggest you take the day off with live music because nothing's doing on this quiet Tuesday, anyway, and make your way down to the Logger Bar at high noon to participate in a nonviolent and nonpartisan shoot-out: It's Ping-Pong Day. Grab a paddle and line-up. And may the better angels of our nature swell over the chorus of camaraderie and make this competition fun and wholesome.