The old man down in the Quarter
Slowly turns his head
Takes a drink from his whiskey bottle
And this is what he said
I was born in the rain on the Pontchartrain
Underneath the Louisiana moon
I don’t mind the strain of a hurricane
They come around every June
High black water, a devil’s daughter
She’s hard, she’s cold and she’s mean
But nobody taught her, it takes a lot of water
To wash away New Orleans – Band of Heathens, Hurricane
Linky Friday: Hurricane Florence Edition
History of Carolina Hurricanes
[Bl1] The financial blow for Hurricane Florence will be absorbed by insurers.
[Bl2] Not what they mean by “blow”: Woman claims cocaine found in purse blew in there by the wind.
[Bl3] Agriculture is always hit hard in these storms, especially farmers and live stock owners.
[Bl4] Just because it works doesn’t mean it’s a good idea: using a blow up mattress to move between islands.
[Bl5] Among enthusiasm for the endlessly promised “blue wave,” some whisperse of concern from Democrats worried that some of their party could still blow it.
[St1] Florence isn’t the only storm in the Atlantic.
[St2] The Weather Channel has been earning raves for its graphics during the storm; here is how they do it.
[St3] It was already a tough year for fishermen in the Chesapeake, and that’s before hurricane season threatens them.
[St4] The proud, the stubborn, the crazy: Hurricane Holdouts who will not leave no matter what.
[Te1] Scientist have discovered a sort of “nervous system” inside plants that reacts to, of all things, gravity.
[Te2] The fore-runner to the modern food truck was an ornate, very upscale “food wagon.”
[Te3] A look back at when tobacco companies used doctors in advertising cigarettes.
[Te4] Want better schools, improve not just the teachers and students, but the architecture of the buildings themselves.
[Te6] Manipulating the rental housing market is hard, even for a dictatorship.
[Te7] Not exactly reassuring: Federal Judge hears oral arguments over election security.