In Athens, voters are used to being embarrassed by their current congressman, Paul Broun. Now our future congressman, Jody Hice, is drawing national ridicule.
Stephen Colbert devoted a segment to Hice last night, noting that he has compared being gay to alcoholism, said women can enter politics "if they're within the authority of their husband," and believes Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights.
"Muslims don't deserve freedom of speech," Colbert joshed. "They'd just use it to offend women and gay people, and Jody Hice has already got that covered."
Football—particularly college football—comes with a metric ton of baggage. What's happening to these poor players' brains? Why aren't they paid? Are their First Amendment rights being violated, to boot? And why the hell are nonconference SEC schedules soinsubstantial?
But. Forget all that negative stuff for three minutes and watch the warm, beautifully shot, faith-in-humanity-restoring, holy-shit-we're-gonna-win-a-championship-aren't-we 2014 Georgia football hype video below.
Photo Credit: Blake Aued
Athens-Clarke County officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for the newPulaski Creek Greenway.
The concrete path—funded by $984,308 from SPLOST 2005—connects the Athens Community Council on Aging, on Hoyt Street off College Avenue, and Pulaski Street near the Leathers Building.
The OSOR's final performance, where the kids who attended this week's camp will show off their stuff, is tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) at 6 p.m. at Full Moon. It's free and open to the public.
More rock camp news after the jump.
For months, UGA wide receiver Chris Conley has been working on a Star Wars fan film with a cast and crew of friends and fans. In April, we showed you the trailer for Retribution, and now you can finally see the full results of Conley's hard work.
Below, watch the 26-minute short, which was shot on and around the UGA campus and features cameos from some recognizable local faces. It is ridiculous and nerdy and slick and basically the best thing ever.
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Most people know the story of how Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter integrated the University of Georgia in 1961.
But fewer people know the tale of how Holmes and Hunter inspired a generation of Athens high school students—Robert Harrison, Charlie Maddox, Ken Dious, Carolyn Turner, Ed Turner, Bennie McKinley and Shirley Taylor, among others—to fight segregation at another local landmark.
A new, short documentary, produced by Athens native Nicole Taylor (now of Brooklyn) for the Southern Foodways Alliance, focuses on how young black Athenians integrated the Varsity.
Photo Credit: Stacey-Marie Piotrowski
Mosaics Within Mosaics, the upcoming third album from Circulatory System, the local psych-pop band led by songwriter Will Cullen Hart, is officially out June 24 via Cloud (though rumor has it there are already some LP copies available at Wuxtry downtown). Today, you can stream the record in its entirety via NPR, who have some very nice words to say about it, too.
From the NPR post:
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