Legendary musician Fats Domino, however, is missing in New Orleans. CNN reports the 77-year old bluesman chose not to evacuate, and has not been heard from since Sunday.
Robert Aspirin is reported safely evacuated.
I have heard various reports that Israel, Canada, and the European SCA are offering assistance.
And I saw a comment somewhere regarding Donald Rumsfeld and the rebuilding of New Orleans being too expensive to contemplate. Anybody got linkage/confirmation on that one? ETA It was Hastert, and it's confirmed:
How stupid is Dennis Hastert? Even stupider than I suspected, apparently, because the esteemed Senator doesn't seem capable of understanding that stubbornness has less to do with rebuilding cities than their location, which includes access to things like ports.
Now, Vegas, if it ever blows over, they'll just raze it. It's only here because there was water, and a crossroads.
(The nice thing about newsblogging, as opposed to the day job, is I don't have to try to downplay my commie liberal pinko fag sympathies.)
Good lord. Michelangelo is internalizing. Willingly. Somebody replaced him with a clone while I wasn't looking.
Progress notes for 1 September 2005:
Hooray, Hooray, for the first of September; this is the day we begin to dismember!
You know, it just doesn't have the same ring as May.
New Words: 1,808
Total Words: 66,624/ 79,500
This is the part of the novel where all I can think is are we there yet?
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe on mousepad
Stimulants: seltzer and orange tea and tzatziki
Exercise: yoga and a four mile walk
Mail: Here's that RE article on writing quote unquote unusual characters.
Today's words Word don't know: inobviously
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: isolated will up the tower
Darling du jour: something tells me it's gonna be a good long time before there are any darlings out of this thing. We hates it, precioussss.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945; Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels;
Mean things: Threw somebody off a balcony
Other writing-related work: n/a
Interesting tidbits: n/a