An Update On “McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon”

McSorley’s in Greenwich Village is a 155 year old bar– sawdust floors, two kinds of beer (on tap only, a pale ale and a porter), newspaper headlines of late 19th century pugilists. Here’s an update from the Los Angeles Times.

Joseph Mitchell wrote a great New Yorker piece about the bar published in 1940 […]

Once Again, Ashton O’Dwyer Was Less Than Temperate In Addressing Federal Courts

Given the recent ‘security breach’ at 500 Poydras Street, a number of scoundrels might be at risk if I DO become homicidal.

Former attorney Ashton O’Dwyer Jr., addressing the Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans and apparently referring to the incident at Sen. Landrieu’s office.

Folks may remember AROD, who long ago got himself banned on […]

Times Picayune Cartoonist on the NFL’s claim on Who Dat Nation

Category: Dumb questions by legislators. Answer: “You don’t.” What’s the question?

About yesterday’s Mississippi Supreme Court order that it won’t take any more budget cuts, Legislator, congressional candidate, and rocket scientist Alan Nunnelee spoke within hearing of a Clarion Ledger reporter:

Senate Appropriations Chairman Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, said he’s seeking a second opinion from attorneys: “I don’t know who you appeal something like this to.”

Perhaps […]

Separation of Powers: The Mississippi Supreme Court throws down the Gauntlet

Matt at Ipse Blogit just told me that Justice Randlolph stated at a CLE on the coast that at 1:00 this afternoon, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued an order that the Governor has no authority to cut the funds appropriate to the Judiciary Branch. Matt’s blogged this development.

This should be interesting!

UPDATE: Here’s the […]

Who Dat Nation on a Holiday: “The Court takes judicial notice that Saintsmania permeates the City of New Orleans.”

An order in a Orleans Parish case, Becnel v. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (I’ve confirmed its a real case (here‘s an appearance on an interlocutory appeal from last year) just landed in my email. The case was set for a Jury trial on Monday, February, 1st. The court notes:

Considering the historic victory of the […]

Cochran yes, Wicker no on Bernanke

From the Tupelo Journal today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will get a “yes” vote from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran when his re-nomination comes up as expected Friday.

“I support him,” Cochran told the Daily Journal today. “He will bring stability and a feeling of comfort to people who watch the financial […]

Art loans as Super Bowl bets: “I’ll see your sentimental Renoir and raise you a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece!”

Directors of Art Museums in Indianapolis and New Orleans are taking their Super Bowl bet. The Turner piece being put up by the Indianapolis museum should the Saints win is pictured above; the Claude Lorrain painting being offered from New Orleans is pictured below. The post is from the Arts Journal blog:


Will Shade and Charley Burse of the Memphis Jug Band musicians on film…

Here are two of the best prewar Memphis jug band musicians, Charlie Burse and Wil Shade, doing “Kansas City Blues” for a 1958 television special called “Blues Street”

Ole Miss football coach rumormongering

Kent Austin is apparently headed to head coach at Cornell (not a rumor) and, reporting that, Bleacher Report takes time to discount rumors that recently fired coach Texas Tech Mike Leach might be on the list to replace Austin. I can’t imagine there was much chance of that. He also says that one name that […]