Morning Reads in the New Year

I want a refund on 2016 already.

“The Provider” by Angels of Light.

  1. Reviewing 2015: the Year of the Panther. 
  2. Truly that is how the history books will record that epoch.
  3. Al Jazeera report: Atlanta’s AIDS epidemic reminiscent of 1980s New York City.
  4. Really? Sam Olens is Georgia Trend‘s man of the year? 
  5. Sidenote: guess how many opinions Olens issued in 2015. If you guessed anything over one you would be wrong.
  6. Science: no one in this country is angrier than whites and Republicans. Shocking? No.
  7. On Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills’ attempt to solve what might be his most baffling case.
  8. It seems every few years there’s a story about Piney Grove Cemetery in Buckhead, a slave cemetery that has festered in ruination. This time, however, it seems to be a slightly different story. 
  9. Is Appling Georgia’s most conservative town?
  10. London’s The Daily Mail: Naked prostitutes chase gunmen through Buckhead hotel after they posed as clients and robbed them. 
  11. Former Atlanta paramedic goes on “Fresh Air” to discuss making it big in the world, his book on being an Atlanta paramedic. 
  12. Former Atlantan Walton Goggins goes on “All Things Considered” to discuss making it big in the world, being an actor. 
  13. His best role was as “the belle who doesn’t tell.”


  1. Teri says:

    I am really looking forward to reading “1,000 Naked Strangers” – which, incidentally, is not the new logo for the Buckhead Marriott.

  2. xdog says:

    I have a couple of questions and instead of going to the trouble of getting your phone numbers (thanks, Brian) and calling you individually, I thought I’d ask them here. Replies and comments will be appreciated.

    1–The Republican nominee for president will be:
    a) Donald Trump
    b) Ted Cruz
    c) Mario Rubio
    d) another declared candidate
    e) someone currently undeclared
    f) nobody

    2–The total third-party vote in the 2016 presidential election will be:
    a) less than five percent
    b) between five and ten percent
    c) greater than ten percent

  3. Will Durant says:

    Perhaps Georgia Trend would prefer a future governor that actually qualifies to be in the role? What has Cagle done this past year other than exercise his kegels. And we all know what our lightweight Secretary of State has accomplished this year.

  4. Will Durant says:

    Walton Goggins is the star of The Hateful Eight. Which is saying something considering the stature of some of the other actors. On the other hand Tarantino needs to find a new shtick and an editor.

    My movie of choice seen over the holidays was The Big Short, a tragi-comedy guaranteed to stir more than angry old white guys.

    • Ed says:

      Eh, the H8ful 8 is more of an ensemble movie (and really every Tarantino film is for Tarantino) but he does steal the show at times.

  5. Noway says:

    To quote Scooby-Doo: “Ruh-Roh…”

  6. SingingLawyer says:

    Ed, why are you implying that it’s a negative thing that the Attorney General only issued one official opinion last year? The AG is only required to give opinions when requested by state agencies. So all that proves is that one request for an official opinion was made.

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