Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the subject of Drew Brees' unquestioned greatness ~Alejandro De Los Rios

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.
PS: I'm supporting Sandy Rosenthal as New Orleanian of the Year.
~Editilla Notellas~ Gentle'rillas interested in seconding Our Herolero we urge yous to contact these people and let them know you support da nomination.
Kemp's Ridley turtle, once stranded in Europe, is released in Gulf of Mexico

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