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Fascinating pictures on the Hokumburg Goombah blog

Thanks to an NPR blog, I’ve learned of an extraordinary blog that seems St. Louis based. It ranges from political content to historical stuff and beyond, in a way that I associate with the early days of the blogosphere but thought might have been gone.

The first picture might be the earliest photograph of […]

Jim Craig is no longer alone in his world

The blog Jim Craig’s World now has a coblogger, friend-to-this-blog Matt Eichelberger, who works in the public defenders office in Hinds County.  Should be interesting.  He makes explicit his policy for ethical lawyer blogging, deriving his principles from a familiar source that I hope is reliable enough.

Jim Craig’s World has a regular spot […]

Yes, really! Transparent clown pants filled with bugs!

Dr. X’s post is so good I have to quote the whole thing:

What Next for Blagojevich?

Transparent clown pants filled with bugs. You think I’m kidding?   No, I am not.

I hope Dr. X. has generous notions of fair use.  You have to go back to Ross Barnett (or perhaps Cliff Finch?) to […]

John T. Edge answers reader’s questions in NY Times Diners Journal

This week in Diners Journal on the New York Times site, John T. Edge answered a series of questions from readers:

He writes about whole hog barbecue in North Carolina, places to eat between Mobile and Tampa, and a custard stand he loved in Springfield, Missouri; about Anson Mills grits, New Jersey disco fries […]

Some Internet Responses To The Torture Memos Release

‘You asked me once,’ said O’Brien, ‘what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.’

The door opened again. A guard came in, carrying something made of wire, a box or basket […]

Thursday morning various

The Clarion Ledger runs with Hohlbrook Mohr’s AP piece on Judge DeLaughter’s replies on the various motions.  No real news in them to those who have read the motions or other accounts of them. The Clarion Ledger is reporting that Ole Miss Basketball Coach Andy Kennedy may be about to plead guilty to […]

Tuesday evening look around the local blogs…

Sarah Palin has found a really great nominee for attorney general of Alaska, once a shoo-in but “his nomination was thrown into grave peril when his opponents presented evidence that he called homosexuals ‘degenerates,’ leveled invective against an African-American student offended by a statue of a Klansman, vowed to undermine the sovereignty of […]

GMail Mobile App for iPhone has major improvements.

Details about the improvements here.  All you have to do is go to gmail.com on the browser to your mobile phone.  If you’re already using gmail on it, everything else is pretty automatic.   H/t to iPhone JD, who also warns us to beware of using the iPhone while working out.

Jack Balkin asks his students to question their preconceptions

Jack Balkin’s conlaw final exam question is pretty interesting, forcing students into a pretty serious self-examination about the assumptions they’re bringing into that conlaw class.

Thursday Morning Various

Is Jackson like Birmingham a sucker for participating in exotic financing that can blow up on it? Kingfish at Jackson Jambalaya thinks the answer is “yes.” If I lived in Jackson, I’d be asking candidates for alderman and mayor about this. If I were a non-incumbent candidate, I’d be raising it pretty loudly.  […]