Welcome to the latest edition of the Rocky Top Brigade'
s Volunteer Tailgate Party. Here you'll find the best and brightest from the past couple of weeks of blogging in and around the Volunteer state.
On a sad note, the RTB lost our founder a few weeks ago when South Knox Bubba called it quits. Thankfully, a group of people have stepped up and are filing the void left when Bubba decided to call it quits and are keeping the RTB alive and well. We thank all of you for your hard work.
So, this time around, we're having a tailgate party as a belated farwell party to South Knox Bubba. Thank you, sir, for your time and dedication. I can say I didn't personally agree with everything you said, but I still feel as if the blogsphere is diminished a bit by your retirement. You'll be missed and please know, you're always part of the RTB.
Let's all raises our glasses in a toast to Bubba. (A good single malt, of course!)
And now, onto the best and brightest of the Rocky Top Brigade.
South Knox Bubba's farewell from the blogsphere was a common theme among the submissions this time. Newsrack
offers his take on South Knox Bubba calling it quits
and then examines Our Sacred Honor
We're Screwed looks at South Knox Bubba, Hazel Davidson and entropy
laments that South Knox Bubba is gone, leaving a void in the coverage of East Tennessee and makes a plea for a new East Tennessee correspondent
The Supreme Court has been in the headlines of late. Rob at VOLuntarily Conservative
shares his thoughts on the Kelo decision
and debates Loyola law professor and election law blogger Richard Hasen on the topic of Supreme Court nominees.No Quarter
's Gunner shares his correspondence with Bart Gordon
and then shares his insights on a new report about resisting crime
. On a less judicial note, Rob focuses on the PGA Tour returning to Pinehurst.It's hard to get good BBQ when you're living abroad
, laments Vol Abroad
. The spotlight then turns to the Babar Ahmad case
and the London bombings
It's been one hot summer across the length and breadth of the Rocky Top Brigade. Swap Blog
offers Hillbilly ways to beat the climbing mercury
Meanwhile, as McDonald's considers a change in uniforms, Swap Blog offers thoughts on the proposed changes
. Finally, we get a post on Shrinking Back
relates the story of an allergic reaction to some medication
. And what would summer be without watermelon? (Pretty boring, quite frankly!) Sugarfused shares a photo of her first homegrown watermelon
Over at the Inn of the Last Home
, you can hear the fireside debate between Gary Trudeau and David M. Lucas
or weigh on the discussion of ethics in the workplace
Lane over at Masses of Everything
shares the answer to his daughter's question, What's it like being a parent?
and defends our military
Looking for something different to make for dinner? Seriously Good
's Kevin offers his recipe for Tuscan Chicken
. And in his other blog, Earth & Hearth
, he offers us a unique market report
shares the "fun" of getting car tags in Georgia
and then snarks about ATM etiquette
(warning: both posts contain language generally heard by many a Vol's fan when playing the Gators during the Spurrier era...)
Len of Dark Bilious Vapers
tells us about a trip to Chicago to see to see krautrockers Kraftwerk
, "the most influential German band practically nobody has ever heard of." One the way home, he met up with an old high school friend to catch the rematch
of last year's World Series at Busch Stadium. (Warning: Both posts are photo-heavy and may take extra time to load!)
Janie of Poop Happens
shares a heart-felt post on the after-math of her divorce
. And then she's got a post titled What Goes Around Comes Around
Cathy at Domestic Psychology
is too infatuated with her newest family member to do much lately but post cute pictures
and get ready
for school to begin.
And finally, yours truely offers up his belated birthday tribute to Rebecca St James
, comes clean about his addiction to books
and wonders about cell phone etiquette
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/05/2005 12:01:00 AM