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Idiot of the Week: Braylon Edwards

Idiot of the Week: Braylon Edwards

Sports
Ah, another million-dollar athlete with a ten-cent head.  Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets is quickly on his way to wearing out his welcome despite having only been on the team less than a year.  He already avoided one suspension for a misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct charge stemming from a fight outside a Cleveland night club in '09. It remains to be seen if he can avoid the wrath of Goodell on this one, but I thought I'd help him out with a bit of community service:
Posters of the WPA

Posters of the WPA

Ephemera
Back in the day (1935 to be precise), President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA), an enormous government program aimed at providing employment for millions of Americans affected by the Great Depression. The legacy of the WPA is a host of public works (bridges, roads, etc.) and cultural projects. That's all well and good obviously, but what I really care about are the cool posters designed to promote many of the WPA's programs. All of these images and hundreds more are available as part of the Library of Congress's "Posters of the WPA" collection. I've simply picked what I feel are some of the most visually appealing and added my usual pithy commentary. As you'll see, these great images are very much of their time and most display an Art Deco sensibili...