Aug. 6, 2008 12:00
I just returned from vacation and was having my battery changed at the Musson Patout dealership when I came across The Independent (which I enjoy, especially “Snake Oil”). I have to admit to having the giggles after reading “You Know You’re from Lafayette If ... ” (July 9).

When you mentioned filling the bathtub with water for an approaching hurricane, you reminded me of an old memory. While riding out Hurricane Audrey at my grandparent’s home in Erath, my grandmother popped popcorn and made popcorn balls. Therefore, you know you’re from Lafayette if you know what popcorn balls are.

DID WE? DO WE? SHOULD WE? DEC 18 Jim Brown is asking the questions a lot of Americans are in the wake of the torture report. Did we torture people? Do we do it still? And should we, under any circumstances?JINDAL MAKES (PATHETIC) APPEAL IN IOWADEC 18 This post on

Read the flipping paper