Seen & Heard Today

The Wall Street Journal carries a great article on “The Waffle House Index.” Seems that Waffle House is one of the companies most responsive, and resilient, in the face and aftermath of hurricanes. So, FEMA actually measures hurricanes according to Waffle House’s state of operations.

“Green means the restaurant is serving a full menu, a signal that damage in an area is limited and the lights are on. Yellow means a limited menu, indicating power from a generator, at best, and low food supplies. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage in the area or unsafe conditions.

“‘If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?’ FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. ‘That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.'”

And another WSJ piece by the always-wise and grumpy/funny Joseph Epstein…on “Who Killed American Lit?”

Rick Reilly is one of the best sports writer alive.  This piece features the marching band from the Ohio State School for the Blind.  And they’re playing the half time show for a deaf football team!  Think about it.  Blind marching band. Deaf football players.  Perfect. I thank my son, Eddie, for alerting me to this.

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