New Orleans

After watching days of the horror that is the devestation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the Bush Administration’s absolute and deadly failure to respond to the catastrophe, it was a bit of tonic to read Star Tribune sports columnist Jim Souhan‘s ode to New Orleans as a sports town, sad though it is now that the city is, literally, dead.

The piece includes this wonderful line:

"Only in New Orleans could men persuade women to lift their shirts in exchange for beads, the most efficient use of trinkets since Europeans stole Manhattan."