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Friday's Blogs from the Bog

A close encounter with a leviathan of the deep will generate goosebumps, plus, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, that ADHD study!


Talk about creepy and beautiful. A remotely operated undersea vehicle 2,000 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico had an interaction with a leviathan of the deep. It’s spectacular in a Captain Ahab way.

Distracted at Sea Level

Check this out: A study finds a correlation — not causation ... yet — between states at high altitudes and lower incidences of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Louisiana is roughly at sea level so it’s fair to say ... wait is that the new kitten video everyone on Facebook is gushing about? OMG!

And Thus it Begins

House Bill 707, AKA the Marriage and Conscience Act, is now getting some blowback from corporate America. Tech giant IBM, which recently invested in a services delivery center in Baton Rouge, sent a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal asking him to rethink his support for the bill. Don’t hold your breath IBM.

Well Written, Bob

LSU professor, blogger and Times-Picayune columnist Robert Mann’s latest defense of his journalistic ethics — they are considerable and we respect him — is a long, luxurious read. Near the end is an excerpt from a speech by FDR that is just so eerily analogous to today.