Thursday, August 29, 2013

Really? That Long?

National Public Radio reminded me this morning that it has been eight years since Hurricane Katrina smashed into the lovely city of New Orleans, Louisiana, destroying homes, flooding historic neighborhoods, and undermining the local economy. Much of that Mississippi River metropolis has come back since the devastation, but if you’ve visited there since that big blow (as I have), you know the hurricane left a mark on New Orleans that will never be completely expunged.

It was also NPR (which I use to wake me up every morning) that noted today’s other big anniversary: Twenty-five years have now passed since the founding of The Onion, one of America’s premier sources of satirical news. Listen to NPR’s story here.

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