Oh. Well, then.
Meanwhile, it’s Special Election Day! Georgians living in SD 17 and HD 111 vote today to determine who they’ll send to the General Assembly to fill the seats vacated by former Senator Rick Jeffares and former Representative Brian Strickland; Strickland is one of the candidates for SD 17.
- For your consideration: The Girl Scouts suggest renaming Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge for founder and Savannah native Juliette Gordon Low.
- P.S., the Girl Scouts do more than sell cookies and, yes, the Gold Award is just as big of a deal as Eagle Scout.
- Beaverpond marstonia, a tiny snail that lived only in southwest Georgia, is now extinct.
- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urged the president to rethink his NAFTA stance.
- You’ll be whistling by the time you finish reading about how we almost never heard Macon native Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay.”
- I bet you’re totally whistling right now.
- The Yankee roots of Georgia’s anthem.
- Seriously, people didn’t know that tune and lyrics are from The Battle Hymn of the Republic? TIL.
- In certain states *coughGeorgiacough*, college football is big money.
- The Economist examines whether voters who don’t vote should be allowed to stay on voter rolls.
- This profile of Michael Dukakis is lovely.
- Georgia-centric true-crime podcasts.
- The day after Christmas, I my family and were diving into the individual beef Wellingtons I made for dinner when my mother and at least three of my sisters busted out their iPhones, and before I could turn to my husband and mutter, “What fresh hell is this,” they gave me a crash course in HQ, the phone-based trivia game that, according to the New York Times, is “dystopian ‘Jeopardy!’: not the trivia game we wanted, but the one we deserve.”
- I totally would have won the jackpot had my spouse not insisted that the US has more wind power than China I mean COME ON.