“The Free Market”

Saw this on Facebook. Great use of a Lewis Hine photograph from Macon, Georgia that he captioned: “Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia.”


Fresh Greens on the market

The greens are really at their Fall peak right now, and between the various local farmers I found a lot this morning:

From Woodson Ridge Farms, I got carrot, radish, beet, and turnip tops, along with arugula. I missed their lettuce.

From the Bost Farms at MidTown shopping center (sadly, the last market of the […]

If you are watching baseball and surfing…

Check out the New York Times liveblogging of the game. And here’s Yogi Berra’s reaction to last night’s game: “One of the most exciting, screwiest games I’ve seen. Yeah, it ain’t over it til it’s over but that one should’ve been over a while ago.”


Watching in the 5th. Bases loaded and Molina is […]

Margo Freshwater enters Alford plea

Margo Freshwater (who I wrote about in May, hoping to post more that I never got around to writing) has pled guilty, an Alford plea, and may soon be out of jail:

A woman who was a fugitive for 32 years and facing retrial for murder in Memphis has pleaded guilty, and her attorney […]

Roger Angell’s scorecard for Game 6 of the World Series

Roger Angell has written great pieces about baseball in the New Yorker for decades. Here’s his account of Game 6 last night, and here’s something I’ve never seen: A Roger Angell scorecard, from Game 6. Click to see it enlarged.

Does this mean “barefoot and pregnant” is Biblical?

The “barefoot” part of the cliche “barefoot and pregnant” always seemed odd to me.

Maybe its Biblical.

Like Boing Boing, I’m taking the phrase in the Bible verse below “woman…which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground” as meaning “a woman who would not go barefoot.”

Here’s a passage […]

Wendell Blount sentenced to 120 months in cyclist death

The sentence is concurrent with another sentence he is serving (the 21 months for jumping bail).

Prior coverage of his case here and here, and also, here, of his unsuccessful attempt to join the bird gang.

“8 foot-tall Lego Man washes up on Florida beach, held in custody”

Actual LATimes headline from OnionLike.

The Lego Man’s arrival in America was like something out of a 3-year-old’s dream.

The 8-foot-tall, 100-pound fiberglass statue that resembles the little plastic guys that come in a Lego set was discovered bobbing gently in ankle-deep surf at the Siesta Key Beach in Florida, just before dawn on […]

Slate’s David Weigel takes up Prop26 and IVF

He notes Yes-On-26 folks are talking out of both sides of their mouths, here as elsewhere:

Another problem that’s capitivated Slatesters: How would Personhood affect IVF? How could you fail to use all the eggs you fertilize without technically killing people? Carmon quoted a YesOn26 activist who asked and answered the question.

If you harvest […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread

Brett Anderson’s New Orleans dining guide in the Times Picayune is out including his list of five great new places and his annual top ten. Meanwhile, there are rumors that Anderson will be taking the restaurant critic job at the New York Times, although the publication of the dining guide pretty much answers one […]