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Prescient Snapple and the Georgia Aquarium

Yesterday at lunch I got Snapple Real Fact #116 and I cringed a little bit:

#116 – The largest fish is the whale shark – It can be over 50 feet long and weigh 2 tons.

Oh Snapple, how right you could have been if those poor beasts would have lived.

I’m weeping as I type. Not really, but you get the picture.

Share your favorite bit of Norton-related black humor in the comments.

top blog?

creatvie loafing has picked five blogs to represent the best of the atlanta blogosphere in a piece penned by local blogger and frequent metblog commenter andisheh nouaree.

two are political blogs; one peach pundit from the right of the aisle, and one, peachtree screed from the left of the aisle. since i am one of the apathetic masses who really am sick and tired of hearing others opinions on politics, i really have nothing to say about either of these blogs, but they seem to be quite popular so check them out.

a third, inside the oversexed mind of gloria brame is a sex-advice blog and again, not something i am reading on a daily basis, but check it out if you are interested.

i do appreciate i saw it on ponce, a quirky collection chronicling ponce de leon ave, and a blog i have written about before.

and of course my buddy rich at cable and tweed was picked for his incredible music blog which deserves all the praise that can be heaped on it.

so thoughts?

did andy miss anyone? i would suggest the girls at confessions of a music addict deserve some serious consideration.

oh and also andy’s piece contained this little gem of a paragraph –

At its worst, self-expressive blogging is a digital speculum that allows neurotic, self-obsessed people to cram their heads even farther up their own asses. I must have been born just after the Reveal Everything Online gene started appearing in every newborn American baby, because for the life of me, I cannot comprehend what drives so many local bloggers to “share” intimate and mundane information about their dysfunctional family relationships, their dysfunctional romantic relationships, the meals they’ve just eaten, and in one instance, a lost-but-not-forgotten foreskin. At times, it can feel like the only traditional news-media platform the Atlanta blogosphere is ready to replace is “The Maury Povich Show.”

which for the uninitiated is yet another missile fired in atlanta’s most active blogfight.

Harry Potter – 5, Laura Mallory – 0

Much like Voldemort, head lice or jock itch, Laura Mallory just won’t go away without a fight.

She’s still “Oh-fer” but vows to continue her pointless, silly fight:

“I’ve done the best I can with all of this,” Mallory said after the hearing.

I would contend that discretion – or in this case surrender – is easily the better part of valor (or lack thereof).

Please, Mrs. Mallory, stop this nonsense. The people of Atlanta and their children have already voted against you with their wallets and their shame. Don’t cause any more harm than you already have.

At this point I think it’s a foregone conclusion that YOU madam are far worse than any children’s book could be.

Every sane person who has to hear your noise

UPDATE: Severe mathlessness removed from post title. I suxx0r at teh internets.

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day instead of just sunbathing or playing with friends and neglecting the purpose, do somthing and clear your karma: it’s easier than you think.

Those frequent flier miles you’re never going to use? Donate them to a soldier or a solidiers family via Hero Miles.

This weekend, the participating airlines will match your donation mile-for-mile, from 6 AM, Friday, May 25th through 11:59 pm, Monday, May 28th.

Atlantan Malaise

I sat in a Ted’s Montana Grill last night and watched the Braves lose to the Red Sox and thought about how sad I was that Ted Turner was gone from Atlanta.

Sure, The Ted still bears his name and Turner Broadcasting is still here, but he isn’t. Turner sold the Braves, so how Atantan is our hometown franchise anymore?

Ted isn’t even on the Time Warner (owners of Turner Broadcasting) board and spends much of his time elsewhere (Florida, Montana).

He left and all we got in exchange was a steakhouse chain and Jane Fonda. Somehow, I just felt gypped.

What’s fun in Atlanta?

One of the political blogs I read (no endorsement implied or argument instigated) – Majikthise – is asking this question today: What’s fun in Atlanta?

If you have an opinion or a suggestion, now is a great opportunity to chat up our fair city where “everyday is an opening day”®.

For those of you who also have Atlanta blogs or are Atlanta blog readers, feel free to point out some of our wonderful posts here and elsewhere.

That is all.

Who knew Public Access TV was NSFW?

Apparently the rest of the internets knew, but not us.

It seems that local public access spiritual/sexuality adviser Alexyss K. Tylor has made quite the name for herself and our fair city this week.

To be fair, I’ve never seen her show or heard of her (until this week), but I’d love to catch an episode now.

Official site, MySpace and NSFW embedded YouTube clip in the extended entry.

[Via Gawker]

safe2pee – a gender neutral bathroom directory

Submitted without comment, except a call to contribute, seeing as the Atlanta section contains no listings.

Shirley Franklin on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight

Our own Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will be on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher live at 11pm tonight.

I’m an HBO subscriber and my in-laws love Bill Maher’s show – I get the highlights via DVR every time we visit – but I’m no regular viewer.

It looks like they have a post-show web exclusive called “Overtime” that non-subscribers can potentially view. Otherwise, I may post a recap, update this post or add a comment later on.

Enjoy the great weather this weekend!

[Via TV Squad]

Georgia Disasters

I was looking for information on an early 20th century hurricane that hit the coast of Georgia, and while I didn’t find that, I did find this great website: GenDisasters documents “Events that Touched Our Ancestors Lives.” For instance, on March 22, 1910, there was a fire at Atlanta’s Simon’s Store on Whitehall. You can search the site by state. A search of disasters in Georgia turned up fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, train wrecks, explosions, and boating accidents.

Get your rubberneck on without clogging up the connector and 285!

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