Things may be going to hell in a five-pound bag on the other side of the world -- wait, no, I mean there may be ten pounds of shit in a handbasket -- dammit! I drank too much last night and I can't keep my homespun epithets straight! -- but at least here, in America, some things appear to be going right. In Georgia, Ralph Reed -- an even bigger embarrassment to me as a Georgia grad than Quincy Carter or, hell, Jim Harrick -- got bounced right out of the primary for lieutenant governor; here in Alabama, Patricia Todd won the runoff for state legislature in House District 54, so we've got at least a little progressiveness going for us. The Braves finally have a closer; the Dawgs have a bunch of guys on the preseason all-SEC list. When all is said and done, things could be worse.
Anyhoo, the Ten:
1. Elton John, "Rocket Man"
2. De La Soul, "Cool Breeze on the Rocks"
3. Talisman & Hudson, "Leave Planet Earth"
4. Adam Sandler, "Do It For Your Mama"
5. Billy Joel, "Allentown"
6. Avenue Q cast, "The More You Ruv Someone"
7. Simply Red, "Holding Back the Years"
8. Pet Shop Boys, "West End Girls"
9. Miles Davis, "Move"
10. Orbital, "Funny Break (Once is Enough)"
Goodies to enjoy on your Friday:
· The potential horror of J-Date here.
· Free online "Risk"-like game downloadable here.
· EDSBS delves into the wide, wild world of college football pep production in four installments -- fight songs, chants and cheers, costumed mascots, and live mascots (of which Georgia's Uga VI is quite correctly deemed the ideal).