It was Hats Off this morning at 7th and Montana to the Anonymous Conversationalist who arrived on the scene intent on making a speech. Indeed, he appeared to be carrying on an impassioned debate ... with himself. "Take it Off!," he barked, "I told you to take it off!" He would then calmly, deliberately remove his hat and place it on the table in front of him ... only to put it back on his head several minutes later and repeat the cycle all over again. I briefly considered telling him to "put a lid on it," but decided to lay low. Afterall, every tea party needs a Mad Hatter ...!