Drew Dat~Beauty Jackson, Red Bean Dreams
The Paradox of the National Team
~Tom Junod, Esquire
~And so the game last night was a contest between one of the teams that is powerfully local, and plays at a level of interest to a national fan base; and one of the teams that appeals to a fan base deracinated by definition, and is of no interest to anyone who doesn't read the local sports pages. A contest, in other words, between Drew Brees and Matt Ryan — between a quarterback who aspires, in his 11th year, to avenge all the wrongs ever visited on him or his adopted hometown, and a quarterback who, after five years in the league, aspires to an abstracted idea of excellence, like any other middle-manager on the go.
Five New Orleans Saints named to Pro Bowl, including first-timers Jimmy Graham and Jermon Bushrod
~Trombone Man, Linda Langhorst
Anonymous hacks Harry Shearer
~Charles Maldonado, Gambit
~I went through it using the search term "New Orleans," and there, in a list heavy on professors, lawyers, defense contractors, real estate developers and energy sector employees, was Shearer. There too were a New Orleans address, an out-of-state phone number, a personal email address and a credit card number, which, if it's active, I hope he's canceled.
Update (4:35 p.m.): I emailed a few questions to Shearer. Here are his responses:
A. Stratfor has contacted me. B. That credit card was compromised and has been canceled. C. I subscribed to Stratfor for one year, at the recommendation, as it happens, of a New Orleans friend of mine.~Editilla Notellas~ Gentle'rillas interested in seconding Our Herolero we urge yous to contact these people and let them know you support da nomination.
PS: I'm supporting Sandy Rosenthal as New Orleanian of the Year.
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