OK, shoot me. I don't mind the show, it's growing on me, and like the comment SB made,
Consider the audience. A guy in Wisconsin does not give a flying fuck about NOLA rebuilding. It is yesterday's news. Also consider that many (most?) people watching cop shows are watching it because they don't have to think about it too much.
Now if we get out any information about what is going on in here, it will be a good thing. Maybe that moron up in Wisconsin will think 'Hey, the city is still destroyed, people are still desperate, Nagin still sucks..' and maybe he will send his college kid here to volunteer. Or at least he will know that we are not OK and that we are not yesterday's news.
So. It ain't like the meta motherfuckers on The Wire, but what is? It's better than 90+% of the drivel out there, and it shows that those of us here aren't waiting on handouts, but are working our bleeping asses off trying to rebuild our city.
And like a Wise man told me, I want to see the characters having gumbo, etouffee, RB&R, po-boys and muffs at every single meal. Let the rest of the country think that this is how we live. Boo-yah.
NBC's Today show: "After your e-mail submissions and hours of personal taste testing, TODAY narrowed the field down to five great sandwiches. Only one could take the crown for the Best Sandwich in America — and it's Vesuvio's cheesesteak BLT."
Maybe, when they introducted Tom Benson before Cowboy Mouth, and the idiots in the crowd were screaming thing like "San Antonio still sucks", just maybe, he had a moment of clarity.
BTW, the best part of the pre-game deal was when they were playing some brass band music over the PA outside, and Saints fans were dancing. I'd go up to Tennessee fans, and tell them "join in and clap man!", and every friggin' time, they'd clap on "1" and 3". It just cracked me up. My wife thinks I'm evil, but she was laughing too.
Pops was no Uncle Tom. "The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell." Now, more than ever.
As a mime myself, I must pay respects to MarcelMarceau. Trivia: Marceau was General Patton's French translator, and his father died in Auschwitz.
The USACE is suggesting a residential buyout in Bay St. Louis. This would include a buyout of Pete Fountain's place, as well as a place I tried to buy in 2002. "At stake is 60 percent of the land mass in the city of Bay St. Louis."
In the same article, the Times-Picayune shows their grasp of the obvious with this header: "Uncertainty stalls recovery". Duh.
I'm planning on teaching a class in the Spring based on this curriculum. I anticipate shedding tears at least every other class. Tell me what you think.
A sign posted in front of the door of Guy's Po-boys: 2 weeks. Yea!
On the plane from Chicago on Friday night, I ran into another guy that commutes. He goes up to Chicago on Monday mornings, and flies back on Friday nights. All for the love of NOLA.
Blackwater faces charges in Iraq. Good riddance. OK, since everybody is twisting words for their own purposes (pro-choice v pro-life, instead of pro-abortion or anti-abortion), let's take this opportunity to add a bit of honesty. Blackwater are not contractors -- they are mercenaries. Since when does the federal government hire mercenaries? Why aren't we hiring guys like Roland, the Headless Thomson Gunner?
So, I think mercenaries should be shot on sight. They're hired killers, for crying out loud. I hope the Iraqi government finds them guilty, lines them up against a wall, and shoots them all. The idea that the government of the US hires mercenaries to fight is ludicrous. Why? This is being done simply to avoid having to pay benefits for traditional soldiers, and to avoid paying them decent salaries. Also, and more importantly for this administration, it's being done so that friendsof the administrationcan makebillionsofdollars.