If you were curious how long it takes a newly-created never-used email address to receive spam email (terminally ill woman in the UK seeks to give fortune away to worthy charity) after a single mention on a site like the Political Parlor, the answer is not even one day. About 20 hours.
A comprehensive look from the Decatur Daily and Times Daily at what was once considered a grim condition and one that requires a combination of private and public resources.
What do Alabamians and Iranians have in common?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
It’s the answer to the question, “Is religion an important part of your daily life?” According to Gallup, “Alabamians, for example, are about as likely as Iranians to say religion is an important part or their lives.” About 82% of [...]
I enjoyed the article in yesterday’s Press-Register from Sebastian Kitchen about the “group of lawmakers singing and playing country, rock and bluegrass music at the Goat Hill Tavern” on Wednesday nights. Being that it is a bi-partisan group, I wondered what blue or red songs they might include in their playlist. So here you go… [...]
I’ve seen unusual things in my life. But this video of the Finnish rock band the Leningrad Cowboys singing “Sweet Home Alabama” with the Soviet Red Army choir may take the prize.
Great fun here, though your mileage may vary.
Hat tip to Tim Lennox OFFair and [...]
An 1888 photo of Tuscumbia native Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan has been discovered.
Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an 8-year-old [...]
My heart aches for friend and fellow Alabama blogger Kathy whose brother died unexpectedly Sunday.
No matter what search term you put into Google News, it returns no results. Search for Bush, Riley, Gore, Tuberville, Saban, what have you. No results. It also is showing no “Top Stories” here either.
It has been like that for a while. This is going to be a pretty interesting story. Except [...]
Glad to see our old friend Wheeler back in the blogosphere. He is no longer in Alabama or blogging at the Alablawg. You can find his new home and his new blog in northwest Lousiana.
Even from a distance it’s nice to have him back.
Sure, it’s way off topic… but how many times are you going to see a story about a Marilyn Monroe impersonator filing a complaint against a guy in a Chewbacca suit? After an earlier incident between them (or perhaps involving some other Wookiee) at the premiere of the new Harry Potter movie?
Crossed my radar screen of late…
- A Birmingham man is not leaving his home until he counts to a million. Live on the internet. Watch him here. Read a little about it here or here. I find it odd and interesting. Enough even that I have considered buying an ad [...]
Emily Metzgar, a doctoral student in media and public affairs at LSU in Baton Rouge is researching the impact of blogs on state politics around the country.
She has an online survey for bloggers and blog readers that will be available through June 30. Help her out and take a few minutes to [...]
Memorial Day Weekend is an unofficial start to summer, and many Alabamians will be beach-bound.
You might call it the Redneck Riviera, but USA Today last week called it one of “Five hidden, affordable beach destinations.” Included on the list with East Hawaii, California’s San Mateo County and others is Alabama’s own [...]
According to a blurb on TV this weekend (ok, it was an old episode of Pop-Up Video), Americans on average watch 1700 hours of television in a year. I thought, that’s almost four hours a day, could that be right?
Then that evening, I read in Time magazine in an excerpt from Al [...]
Congratulations to The Birmingham News who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize today.
The Birmingham News won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for Brett Blackledge’s exposure of corruption in the state’s two-year college system, which led to the ouster of the chancellor and an ongoing criminal investigation.
Alabamians are reaping the benefit of [...]