Good Morning Gentle Readers,
To my way of thinking this power point slide show captures the devastation along the Gulf Coast in a way that nothing I've seen to date has managed. It's well done and also set to music.
I really hate tinny-sounding midi sampled musical accompaniment that typically show up on cutsey websites and in so-called inspirational emails that plop into the inbox daily. You know the ones I mean. You hear Beavis screaming inside your head, change it, change it, while you frantically slap at the big button that mutes the speakers in a desperate attempt to turn that crap OFF. Without fail, the soundtracks ruin the message. Auuggghhh.
This uses a pirated soundtrack of House of the Rising Sun (the original) and although you might think that sounds a little contrived, it works. The title, OTOH, is really lame.
You'll need MS Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer (download here for free) to view it. It's a 3mb file so it'll take a while for dial-up.
Disclaimer: I can't prove that these are actually photos of New Orleans but I think they are
tip of the glass to Jim in ABQ