- In proposing quick housing solutions for people displaced by Katrina, sci-fi fans turn to Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash and other classic novels in the genre for ideas.
- Writer Andrei Codescu, who lives in Baton Rouge, is frying eggs for “a house of refugees. It seems that the entire poetry cadre of the French Quarter is stationed in my house. We don’t sleep anymore, because we are afraid we might miss something.”
- Blogged live from the Astrodome during House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s visit last Friday:
The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, “Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?”
They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.
(Emphasis added. Via Wonkette’s Holly Martins, who says, “Their perplexity grew when DeLay continued, ‘Now you all understand that this is entirely the fault of your state and local officials, don’t you? Because one thing Uncle Tommy would hate to do would be to have to send you all to a camp that isn’t any fun at all.'”)