Morning Reads Without A Clever Title

September 3, 2014 4:29 am

by Ed · 6 comments

I spent two days in nerd ground zero (Dragon Con) over the weekend. As was pointed out, it is a judgement-free zone where everyone is accepted and everyone is nice to you. Which got me wondering: maybe in a not-insignificant way, the nerds are superior to us.

Seu Jorge and Almaz “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”. 

AJC Government Watch

  1. In the last three years, five area city and county governments hired at least 770 relatives of current employees.
  2. Dekalb’s sorry excuse for government oversight. 
  3. Bill Torpy on Cobb’s sorry excuse for a government. 

Other News 

  1. Warren Lee Hill Jr. has some a glimmer of hope. 
  2. Atlanta home price data a somewhat mixed bag. 
  3. Bill Clinton + Usher + Michelle Nunn = $.
  4. Saxby says CIA Director doesn’t need to resign. 
  5. Dennis Lockhart has some of the largest holdings for a Fed Prez.
  6. Exports a boon to Georgia. 
  7. Please correct a societal ill and vote for the 1996 Olympic design as the best Atlanta design work of the last 25 years. 
  8. Honestly, as much as I love Living Walls, it is not better than… most things on that list.
  9. Killer Mike on Fox News about the whole Ferguson situation. He was very happy.
  10. What is Andre 3000 up to these days? 
  11. This looks tasty. 
  12. Who is tougher to prepare for, Money or Pac Man?
  13. The record, skills, strength and, you know, everything else says Floyd.
xdog September 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

Braves were shutout again, although I guess getting 3 hits is better than none. The chances of them catching the Natspos look remote and they’re 1.5 games away from the last playoff spot with 23 left to play. Even if they make the playoffs they don’t look capable of making a decent run.

If they miss the playoffs, or if they get in and go out meekly, do Fredi and Frank lose their jobs? Should they?

Ed September 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

Why should Fredi or Frank lose their jobs?

For one, managers have by far the least impact on teams of the major sports. Second, who out there is better? Third, why is it either of their fault that players aren’t playing as good as they could?

xdog September 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I’m not in favor of new people for the reasons you listed but I’ve heard talk. The offense has been poor all year and is getting worse. Someone besides Uggla and BJ will have to take the fall.

Another thought is that Liberty will expect much better than a middling team when they move to Cobb. They’ve already boosted budget and re-done media contracts and the new park should be a gold mine. It’s a good time to own the Braves. They’ll make new team hires if they feel the need.

Jon Lester September 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

People feel what they feel about Bill Clinton. Bringing Usher on board risks losing some of the independent voters, because they tend to have better taste in music.

drjay September 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm

well we have now answered the question whether or not morning reads without a clever title can still be great!!!

you bet they can…

Ed September 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Didn’t know it was a question but I’m happy to have resolved that matter.

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