What Age Do You Act?

I feel constitutionally required to post SOMETHING today that has nothing to do with Louisiana.

So, here’s one of those blogaround things:

Try it.

You Are(that is to say, I am) 28 Years Old – wow, what a way to lose 24 years! Must be from having a kid.

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Katrina aftermath

A number of articles analyzing the hurricane and response

The Last Time America Lost a City. First a little historical perspective.

Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation Of ‘Natural’ Disasters. This Wall Street Journal piece makes it clear that the hurricane was YOUR fault.

Bush’s Role in the New Orleans Disaster. When W said to the FEMA head, “Brownie, you’re doing a fantastic job,” I did want to gag. I suspect that Greg wanted to gag, too.

And speaking of FEMA, Gotta love a site called Crooks and Liars, as it featurers the FEMA Rap for Kids, complete with music:
Disaster . . . it can happen anywhere,
But we’ve got a few tips, so you can be prepared
For floods, tornadoes, or even a ‘quake,
You’ve got to be ready – so your heart don’t break.

Disaster prep is your responsibility
And mitigation is important to our agency.

People helping people is what we do
And FEMA is there to help see you through
When disaster strikes, we are at our best
But we’re ready all the time, ’cause disasters don’t rest.

20 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina And Its Aftermath, only five of which are by W (and one by his mother)

How New Orleans Was Lost
Toxic Shocker. Nuff said.

W doesn’t fare too well in this piece, either.

Construction and real estate implications in New Orleans

The NRA wants to you to eat out for a good cause; that’s the National RESTAURANT Association, BTW. NRA’s Dine for America event to help hurricane victims.

But there are sharks, or rather phishing out there, operating in the alleged name of Katrina victims. See also this article.

Vagabond Saints

“The NFL announced Monday that [the} second game [for the New Orleans Saints] – which was supposed to be their home opener against the New York Giants – will be on Monday, Sept. 19, at Giants Stadium.

“The game will begin at 7:30 EDT on ABC, then be switched to ESPN at 9 p.m., when ABC goes to the regularly scheduled game between Washington and Dallas in Irving, Texas. In New York and Louisiana, as well as other parts of the Gulf Coast, ABC will continue to carry the Giants-Saints game, switching to Redskins-Cowboys when the Saints game ends.”

Yeah, I know it’s only football, but this is dumb on SO many levels:

1) The Saints are practicing in San Antonio. Couldn’t they play at a college stadium in Texas, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, Tennessee, or Florida? If there was concern about beating up the field, they could play when the college team was on the road. At least some of the Saints’ fans might be able to attend the event if the game were in the region. Not to mention that the team will have to otherwise offer refunds to those unable or unwilling to attend.

2) The time suits almost no one. I figure they picked 7:30 because it’s the time when World News Tonight is over in New York City. The schedule will mean that those people without cable will see only the first part of the Saints-Giants game, that those people who live in New York and Louisiana who are Washington or Dallas fans will miss the first half of that game, and that I’m going to miss JEOPARDY! (unless the local affiliate pushes back the shows a day and show the Friday show on Saturday).
Oh, I just read in TV Guide that former NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom – love that name – will be one of the participants on the CBS show Survivor: Guatemala starting on September 15. If I were watching the show, I’d be torn. On one hand, at 47, he’s the second-oldest player, and I have an affinity for the aging participants. On the other hand, he played six years for the @#$%&*! Dallas Cowboys, the team I love to hate. Maybe I’ll just root for Lydia, the 42-year old fishmonger, the oldest woman in the competition. My sign is Pisces, so I can relate. Strange thing is that I actually WATCH Survivor only sporadically, but I have managed to develop rooting interests most seasons nevertheless.

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