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Lest you might worry that in today’s modern society of today, people are so jaded by technology and science that they have lost their sense of wonder and capacity to be amazed, watch this video of a South Carolina woman investigating for herself the strange properties of the alleged “snow” that fell on her area […]

The Atlanta snowstorm spawned many Larger Points, from the incompetence of local — or all — government to Internet Opinion about climate change (real/bogus/not involved). Jon Stewart notes that “weather forecasts” could have helped Atlanta, and rightwing pundit Jason Mattera tweeted that dumb liberals just don’t know about Earth’s seasons, so “global” warming is nonsense […]

So here is a tale of justice of sorts: Joe Rickey Hundley, the former executive from Idaho who slapped a crying toddler on a Delta flight as it was on approach to Atlanta last February, has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for the assault. He had pleaded guilty in October in a […]

A homeless man in Atlanta, Georgia, is being rewarded for the basic decency he exhibited a couple weeks ago, when he found a French woman’s wallet in a trash can while looking for food. He checked several downtown Atlanta hotels before staff at the Omni Hotel found that the woman, Anne Drouart, was staying there. […]

We suppose this may count as Nice Time, or at least Better Than Nothing Time: that guy from Idaho who slapped a toddler on an airliner while yelling “shut that n****r baby up” back in February, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday. Joe Rickey Hundley agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in which he […]

Jimmy Carter, your Wonkette’s favorite elder statesman, caused a bit of a kerfuffle with statements made at a closed-door event in Atlanta for an Atlantic Bridge meeting:  ”Amerika hat derzeit keine funktionierende Demokratie”, sagte Carter am Dienstag bei einer Veranstaltung der “Atlantik-Brücke” in Atlanta. No, the kerfuffle was not caused by Jimmy Carter speaking German […]

A guest post from your comrade Gary Legum. Here is the sum total of facts your Wonket knows about Emory University: it is located in Atlanta, and Emory’s current president, one James Wagner, is dumber than a bag of hammers. Okay, perhaps that last one is more opinion than fact. Here, let us read this […]

Atlanta, dear Wonkadoos, was a compleat treat. About a dozen hardy lovers came from all over the South — one young miss from Birmingham! — to drink our beer and eat our vittles. And every one a peach! As usual, we will not be identifying the beautiful peoples in our party pix, but they may […]

Well fiddle dee dee, here is your gentle reminder that our Atlanta Drinky Thing is this very ol’ evenin’, right there at Manuel’s, and we shall commence at let’s say sixish!

Remember when we made our own fake Kickstarter, because the real Kickstarter did not think that going around the country throwing parties was “performance art”? (WHATEVER.) Well, we promised you many gifties, which we have yet to deliver, so let us tell you News about them, and announce who won the chance to decide where […]

Have you been so, so angry that the Wonkette Drinky Thing and Meetup World Tour has not yet made its way to you? WE KNOW! JESUS! Well, with the coming conventions, we’re pleased to announce a lineup of tour dates for you Right Coasters.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the fight started around 4 AM on Sunday when an off-duty police officer apparently working at the Buckhead, GA IHOP “shouted at a woman sitting in the corner of a booth near the door and then he lunged at her.” A second woman got involved — the officer punched her […]

Baseball manager Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves is finally retiring at the end of this year, after winning so many baseball games. He came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a reception, with cake, thrown by Sens. Rockefeller and Isakson. (Rockefeller doesn’t even represent Georgia! He is just a Rockefeller and can do anything […]

AND YET THE ORCA LIVES  9:44 am March 12, 2010

by Sara K. Smith

HORRIBLE BUMMER: The Africkan Creature that ran through the streets of Atlanta on one memorable rush hour not too long ago has been put down. Apparently he messed up his hooves on his crazy walkabout, and they could not be fixed, and so he was killt. SAD. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

2/18/10, NEVER FORGET: Yesterday, while Austin residents freaked out about the anti-tax nut cleverly flying his plane into the IRS breakroom while all the auditors were out of the office, Atlanta confronted an even greater horror: a zebra on the loose and just goin’ nuts downtown, on the freeway, during rush hour. Best sentence in […]