Paul Landry

“Every decision the City of Memphis has made throughout this process has been thoughtful and most importantly, legal” Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in Memphis Confederate statue removal, paving way for relocation

“Hey Darryl.”

“Hey Darryl.”

“What?!”

“Coal mining and truck driving are not exactly jobs of the future, so add Carrara subway tile to my fucking shopping list!”

—Randy Marsh to Darryl Weathers, South Park S21E01, “White People Renovating Houses” (2017).

“Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.” The Same FBI That Wants To Destroy Encryption Is Still Illegally Snooping on Americans

“Contrary to what the judge thinks, the only thing that has been made clear is just how ludicrously cruel our criminal justice system can be.” 21-Year-Old Oversleeps, Misses Jury Duty, and Goes to Jail for 10 Days

R.I.P. Ginger Baker Ginger Baker, Powerhouse Jazz-Rock Drummer for Cream, Dies at 80

“A recurring theme throughout Donald Trump’s presidency has been his inability to distinguish between the interests of the country and the interests of Donald Trump.” Reason Roundup

Nashville Scene: Tennessee’s Congressional Republicans Think You’re Stupid

xkcd: Drone Fishing

“Stanley Nelson […] does the finest job possible of showcasing an incredible array of accomplishments, while neither deifying or sanitizing the legend at its center.” Birth of the Cool Accurately Depicts One of Jazz’s Most Brilliant, Complex Individuals

“On a scale of 1 to 100, how many words do you know?” — Zach Galifianakis to Keanu Reeves, Between Two Ferns: The Movie.

“You’ve proved tonight you’re not just a great athlete […] you’re also a great sport […] and you’re an inspiration to Republican, transgender, Olympic decathlon winners everywhere…” — Jeff Ross to Caitlyn Jenner, The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin, 9.15.2019

“I’m on an all protein diet, but I’m also doing carbs.”

“Ok. I want a grande, triple non-fat, half-decaf, soy milk, French roast, caramel cappuccino. Ok? Now, with just a splash, ok? Just a splash of hazelnut. Ok? And orange extract. The extra foam in a separate cup. I’ll have to spoon it on myself, ‘cause y’all never get it right.”

“[Eddie] George doesn’t have to play this role for the Titans, but he has, time and again.” Eddie George’s Titans legacy about more than yards, as Derrick Henry can attest

“A discredited theory, rooted in notions of white racial superiority, brought us the term ‘Caucasian.’ It’s time to abandon it.” Opinion: The pernicious myth of a Caucasian race

“On Wednesday, the [British] government was forced to release its no-deal contingency plans, which forecast riots, higher food prices, and fuel shortages.” QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

“Bloggers […] say, ‘as a comedian, don’t you realize you’re supposed to evolve with your audience?’ And that is true. That’s actually why I got into comedy—so I could march in lockstep with society’s contemporary convention.” —Colin Quinn, Red State Blue State

“[T]oo many view this as a business story about an industry struggling with change and technology. That’s shortsighted.” Why the American people still need newspapers

“Fainting-couch conservatism strikes again: A University of Alabama dean of students is out of a job after conservative media dug up some of his old tweets.” reason.com/2019/09/0…

Vinyl Is Poised to Outsell CDs For the First Time Since 1986

“An unearthed album by the legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been hidden in plain sight for more than 50 years in the archives of the National Film Board of Canada.” nationalpost.com/wcm/08a06…

“The N.C.A.A. adjusted some of its football rules for this season. We read the rule book so you don’t have to.” Rules Changes in College Football: Targeting, Overtime and Blindside Blocks

“Misinformation about vaccines is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases it helps to spread” Ars Technica has this filed under “HUMILIATING” —> “We’re embarrassed”: US is close to losing measles-elimination status

“An outcome that’s all too rare.” Atlanta Cop Gets Fired, Sent to Jail for Kicking, Choking Suspect

“A new iPhone accessory will help you take selfies with your cat—it’s called divorce and it retails for half your money.” —David Spade, Lights Out S1E12, 8/15/2019. youtu.be/KQtWfWiy4…