Monthly Archives: September 2013

BP Engineer Kurt Mix and the ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment

On May 2, 2012, just over two years after the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix was indicted on felony charges. Mix’s deletion of of text messages and voicemails from his cell phone, … Continue reading

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Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island (and Mass Confusion Among Journalists)

A new land mass formed off Pakistan as a result of the recent earthquake. Press reports, um, diverge as to the actual size and location of the new island. Granted, most of these estimates are based on eyewitness reports, but … Continue reading

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Let’s play Name! That! Party! #AP #rsrh

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Court documents show former State Rep. Girod Jackson III, who resigned his seat after being charged with tax fraud involving his bankrupt construction company, will plead guilty in federal court next month.Jackson was charged in August … Continue reading

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I don’t walk out of movies, as a general rule. Today, I made an exception.

Hoo, boy, is The Family a piece of crap. By way of background, Martin Scorcese is my favorite director. (He’s executive producer here. Directed by Luc Besson.) Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer are two of my favorite actors. Tommy Lee … Continue reading

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Tulsa Officials Cite ‘Environmental’ Reasons for Moving Football Games. Wait, what?

Tulsa Public Schools administrators moved the venue for two high schools’ future home football games. It’s for the children, after all. Oh, my gosh. We certainly would not want to expose student-athletes to “environmental elements”. The mind reels as it imagines … Continue reading

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Sal and Judy’s

Paula and I had the pleasure of dining at Sal and Judy’s in Lacombe, LA, about halfway between Mandeville and Slidell on the Northshore. It’s been about 20 years since we last ate there. Paula had the speckled trout almandine … Continue reading

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#Seinfeld was #raaacist. Who knew? #rsrh

Screen detail from the “Good Samaritan” episode (1992). That’s the one in which George says “God bless you” after a married woman sneezes (and subsequently has an affair with her), and Kramer has seizures triggered by Mary Hart’s voice. “You … Continue reading

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