Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 16th

On this day in 1940, Sam Rayburn became Speaker of the House. He would serve in the post for 17 years, longer than anyone else. He is pictured above at right with JFK. It’s Papua New Guinea Independence Day, and the day we are supposed to celebrate the ozone layer. Morning Reads after the jump:


  • Bitter Southerner might be the vice of the south (forbes)
  • “But you voted for my terrible budgets!” and other things that were said (ajc)
  • You can now use your phone to take pictures in all 159 counties (ChattanoogaTimesPress)
  • MARTA stations about to loom cool (curbed)
  • Why Atlanta is ripe for innovation (CNNMoney)
  • Georgia Festival Guide (



  • On Death and iPods: A Requiem (Wired)
  • Why the Guardian is smart to bet on live events and a membership model instead of paywalls (GigaOm)
  • The dark side of data centres. (FT Alphaville)
  • New Sparks Fly Between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee (McClatchy DC)
  • How to Get It Wrong (NYT)
  • Bill Clinton = Campaign Strategist in Fight for Senate (Bloomberg)
  • How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked up my life (Medium)
  • What Are Gravitational Waves? (IFLScience)
  • How to see into the future (FT)
  • How Matt’s Machine Works: WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg’s unconventional model runs 22% of the Internet. (FastCo Labs)
  • The Death of Adulthood in American Culture (NYT Mag)
  • Praise feels good, but negativity is stronger (Aeon)
  • The Church of In-N-Out Burger (Priceonomics)


    • blakeage80 says:

      Is it a celebration of Southern culture, or just trying to shape its modern definition? Talking about the crap on one’s front porch isn’t inherently Southern. I’ve seen porches in many places in the world that double as an outdoor den.

    • Ellynn says:

      As is the case with most things, I have found some very enjoyable stories and pictures, and some I have no interest in from my weekely Tuesday newletter. I have been following the Bitter Southerner for all but the first few weeks of it’s existance. I enjoyed the stories on the Rural Studio and Flannary O’Conner.

  1. saltycracker says:

    Captain Turk, boldly going where no man has gone before in the blogship, PP……3/1 positive/negative ratio as the search for reality continues….

  2. Jon Lester says:

    Morris Newspapers still haven’t figured out that I can usually defeat their paywalls if I click the ‘x’ enough times while all the embedded crap is loading. I manage to leave frequent comments on their editorial pages, particularly at the Augusta Chronicle, and I’ve never given a cent for online access.

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