Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: Flood of Memories

Four years after Hurricane Katrina carved a path of destruction from Texas to Alabama, we still can’t know what sort of future awaits those devastated areas along the Gulf Coast. What we do know is that there is a lot of work left to be done. If you’re interested, Leigh at Poverty in America is [...]

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Mad Men Season 3, Ep. 3: My Old Kentucky Home.

We get another very strong episode this week — maybe the best one ever. A strange man flirts with Betty, and Betty, um, flirts back. Sally gets her klepto on. Pete and Trudy get their jig on something serious. And nobody likes Jane. And that’s not even the really meaty stuff.


The Friday Random/Genius Ten

Known endearingly as the “Lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy backed enough meaningful legislation in his 47 years in office to qualify as a revolutionary by the milquetoast standards of the U.S. Senate.

If anything, Kennedy proved you didn’t have to be a punk to be a progressive.

It’s a lesson some liberals might do [...]

Doofy Husbands.

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Wade Watts Had the Patience of Job.

Do I need a late pass on this?

More on Johnny Lee Clary here, and Wade Watts (uncle of JC Watts) here.

Book of the month: All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?

This month’s pick, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America is a recommendation from shani-o who writes: “In the book, Berg touches on the role racism has played in starvation of both whites and blacks in the 60s, notes the varying policies presidential administrations have enacted to fight hunger, and gives an [...]

Well…Is It?

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h/t Adam.