Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Five Afternoon Links

1. Alex over at Bronx Banter put up a great post today, an awesome account of the allure of pitching. Head on over for Putting the 'Unk' Back in 'Junk'.

2. Justin over at the Live Music Blog started his latest project: podcasting Big Cypress. Over the next three months or so, we'll be posting a portion of Phish's monumental two-day festival every week, starting with the day set on the 30th and going all the way through the virtually unprecedented all-night millenium celebration, from midnight to sunrise. Click here for the first installment.

3. Everyone's talking about how badly FEMA botched this whole disaster relief effort (yet somehow Bush has praised the director at all costs -- "Brownie, you've done a heck of a job," he said). Now lists of where FEMA's failing most are everywhere. For some head-scratching stories of where they went wrong, click here, here and here.

4. What happens in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans stays in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. Just ask the two cops that committed suicide and the 200 that quit the force in the aftermath of Katrina. So it's a good thing for Vegas, where the remaining NOLA policemen, fire-fighters and emergency workers may get free trips.

5. I love the juxtaposition of the mass police desertions against this story: "In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of evacuees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader." Huzzah for Deamonte Love.


At 6:30 PM, Blogger ethan said...

i like the unk. and here's the klapisch article he posted over there on bronx banter last week (another good one).

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Junkball pitchers are much more entertaining...well, not really, but they're awesome to watch sometimes. The good ones, at least. The shitty Al Leiter starts take years off my life.


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