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Louisiana Loses Its Boot – Matter – Medium
Corrected silhouette of Louisiana to reflect land lost to dredging and climate change
maps  america 
august 2017 by nrrd
Sovereign citizen lunacy "explained"
america  crazy  loons 
september 2016 by nrrd
Happy weekend (from my maternal grandparents) : Maud Newton
"Daddy was married 13 times, I think: once before he married Granny, then 2-3 times to Christine... Next (I think) he married a woman named Evelyn. . . . She may be the one he was married to when he was shot in the gut and nearly died. I think she shot him but don’t know for sure."
america  history  genealogy 
january 2011 by nrrd
The Real American Pie | Feature | Chicago Reader
A short cultural history of mince pie in America. But why did the mince pie disappear so quickly from American tables?
food  america  history 
december 2010 by nrrd
Here Is Where
HERE IS WHERE is an all-volunteer initiative created by the Legacy Project to find and spotlight little known and unmarked historic sites throughout the United States.
architecture  history  america  art 
august 2010 by nrrd
"There Was Never Any Pay-day For the Negroes": Jourdon Anderson Demands Wages
A former slave replies to his former owner's request that he come back and work for him again.
history  america  ohsnap 
april 2010 by nrrd
Down And Out In Daytona, Part 1: A Postcard From Spring Break, Circa 1983 - Spring Broken - Deadspin
Pat Jordan, grizzled writer, heads to spring break with a van, a bottle of whisky and a pistol
america  essay 
march 2010 by nrrd
The Smart Set: A Matter of Convenience - March 5, 2010
"Every time I think about [IncrEdibles eggs and cheese in a tube], I am attacked by the one-two sensory punch of smelling Velveeta and hearing fake cheese squelch like living, spiral-shaped food slugs twisting around one another."
food  essay  fatties  america 
march 2010 by nrrd
What We Talk About When We Talk About Jeff Dunham - Backlashes - Videogum
Amusing smackdown of virulent racist ventriloquist "comedian" Jeff Dunham
culture  smackdown  hate  america 
november 2009 by nrrd

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