the tipping point

In reference to atlpaddy’s comment, I do frequent The Standard, but I did not know John Henderson, *murdered execution-style early Wednesday morning. By all accounts he was a generous, honest dude. I’m just wrapping up a story, set to run Friday Saturday, about intown crime that had been in the works since before Christmas. It’s clear that Atlantans are no longer buying assertions made by some higher-ups that theirs is a safe city. Especially in light of overwhelming anecdotal evidence to the contrary. Be sure to check out Thomas Wheatley’s well-timed piece in Creative Loafing. My story should be online Friday night.…

random musings on a dreary sunday

*Caught a few minutes of “The Simpsons” and was reminded of Ali vs. Berbick. The show is so past its prime it’s not even funny. Literally. *Greta Van Susteren creeps me out. Her questions are rambling and incoherent, she likes Sarah Palin way too much and she has that penetrating glare endemic to Scientologists (like when Katie Holmes insists to an interviewer, “I’m happy. I’m happy”).  *Barry Manilow, who looks a lot like Greta, scares me almost as much. Has there ever been a more unnecessary CD than “Barry Manilow Sings The 80s”? (see clip below) *What is it about Islam that…