1. A unique looking cat has gone missing near my house.

  2. "Did you know there’s a Leonard Cohen song about you?" I asked. "Different Suzanne," replied the bird.


  3. "Bill O’Reilly noted that “‘Eisenhower’ sounds like a German name” and questioned the wisdom of letting a possible Nazi sympathizer command the invasion force,"
    — What If Fox News Had Covered D-Day?, from Wonkette
  4. Apple


  5. "He has filmed commercials for McDonald’s [14] and Hot Nuts (Mexican snack). [15] In December 2013, Mahone was named a “Digital and Brand Strategist” for Aquafina’s FlavorSplash, a new line of flavored sparkling water targeted towards teens. [16]"
    — Teen singer Austin Mahone’s Wikipedia entry. He’s performing at Turner Field tonight after the Braves game.
  6. She hasn’t recorded the album yet, but she nailed the cover photo shoot today.

  7. Friends of goats


  8. Career counseling

    Adelaide: I want to be Elsa when I grow up.

    Me: Are you going to freeze your sister?

    Adelaide: No. She’s gonna be Elsa, too. And Mommy. The whole world is gonna be Elsa.

  9. h/t to prog pop supergroup Asia for the delightful lilies blooming in our backyard. I hope they don’t wilt in the heat of the moment.

  10. Why did Bill Withers retire from the music business 30 years ago? Note the expression of weary disgust on his face as he mouths “Just The Two Of Us” on American Bandstand. He’s not having fun.


  11. best suggested names for an atlanta-specific nomenclature for “ghosting,” aka the irish goodbye


    taken from this facebook thread:

    • the virginia-byeland
    • The Bankhead Bounce*
    • The Cumming Going
    • the kasim leave
    • The Vine City Splitty
    • the marietta elsewhere-getta

    *current winner

  12. XTC’s Andy Partridge on John Peel


  13. Best ringtone ever

    This is an actual ringtone on an actual person’s phone in Ghana. I recorded it with his permission. We were in traffic, hence the sound of engines in the background.

  14. Get off her lawn.


  15. Let It Go

    The most amazing thing happened tonight. I was washing dishes and listening to music  when into my kitchen unannounced walked the wickedly talented, the one-and-only Adele Dazeem performing the hit song “Let It Go”. I had to grab a camera.