Jason Smith, if he didn't exist, someone would try to invent him. Currently in Austin, Texas.

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Things Sam Cooke Doesn’t Know Much About

  • History
  • Biology
  • A science book
  • The French he took
  • Geography
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • What a slide rule is for
It was hardly an equal match-up. Peck’s attorney, Joseph Story, was a famous Massachusetts lawyer. Fletcher’s attorney, Luther Martin, was considered brilliant and principled, but was also a notorious alcoholic or “Lawyer brandy bottle.” An acquaintance explained wryly that “his potatoes may sometimes perhaps coagulate, but they will never acidify the fluid with which it is so well replenished.” His once great oratory was declining. In the Yazoo appearance in the Supreme Court, Martin was too drunk to make any sense, and the case was suspended while he sobered up.

Corruption In America, Zephyr Teachout

Early US History, friends. Can you imagine the court adjourning today for a lawyer to sober up!? Amazing.

It’s over before you know it. Killer riff. You’re welcome.

The Octopus That Almost Ate Seattle - NYTimes.com 

Mayer’s real offense may have been forcing a community to realize that just because they’ve embraced local fare doesn’t mean they’re necessarily ready to see, in gory detail, it slaughtered or hunted or punched out and dragged from the bay.

This is fascinating.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers. 

This continues to be the single most important thing ever written.


She’s blonde.

Baseball is a hideous trickster, something that promises happy fun times and delivers bags of ash.
All seven of the LPs by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass were in the US charts in 1966.

The Beatles In Mono

Billboard chart history is so fascinating and confounding.

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