I really enjoyed Lalo Alcaraz's talk at UCSD. He showed some slides and added commentary. He said his hate mail is more abundant than usual, probably cuz the Arizona debacle, he said, and his responses to it all.
His backstory for the image below was cool, too. Alcaraz explained how angry he was during the whole Sotomayor confirmation hearings and some of the mindless coverage she was receiving in the mainstream media. Of his response, he said, he suddenly "went pink." There was much more to the story, and it was truly inspiring.
I think it was a good choice. I purchased a signed copy and will be waiting to offer it as a gift someday.