"There are bearable and acceptable trade-offs and there are epically bad and deleterious trade-offs," says Mark Morford, and (observes Robin) he gets to decide which is which because he's the bloke writing this column. Still, I agree with him about the general uselessness and utter absurdity of air fresheners you have to plug in or play like CDs. Do you know, I can hardly find those lovely, practical stick-up air freshener disks any more? Home Depot no longer carries them, for instance. Neither does my local CVS. Any air freshener that requires electricity is, in my eyes, immediately suspect.