They’re Talking ‘Bout Us: What Was That Game, Best Restaurants, WWII Fish Bunkers, German Orangutan

Everybody's talkin' 'bout us, y'all. And, of course. Why wouldn't they be?

by Clint Durrett
September 17, 2018

First off, that game. What was that yesterday? We’re not the only ones asking that question. Here’s the round up on the chatter from the internetz all about us.

What had happened was …

Cleveland Browns v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 16: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints under pressure from Jabrill Peppers of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

If you’re still scratching your head about how the Saints were able to get a win yesterday over the Browns… THE BROWNS, Y’ALL … well, you’re definitely not the only one. The Saints won, but everyone agrees that it was NOT pretty. The Browns blew a 12-3 lead in the fourth quarter, and ultimately held onto its streak of being winless – now winless for 19 games.

We’ll just let Sports Illustrated break it down for you.

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‘The best’

NCIS: New Orleans

We know how the national media outlets love to eat here in the Crescent City. We all agree we have the best eats. They know it and we know it. CNN took to the podium of announcing where, they say, are the best eight places to chow down here. After scrolling through the list, we don’t disagree. It’s hard to find bad food here.

Take a look at CNN’s list and see for yourself.

WWII Bunkers Have 7 Million Fish

Something smell fishy about this story? Yeah, that short headline isn’t a typo. A fascinating writeup in Atlas Obscura goes into the background of the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection – “the largest collection of preserved fish in the world.” THE WORLD, y’all. The site explores the history of the collection and its mystery. Mystery and New Orleans go hand-in-hand, here.

Check out the piece from Atlas Obscura here.

Audubon Zoo Getting A German Orangutan

Orangutan "Jambi"
Orangutan “Jambi” sits in his enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover, central Germany on February 7, 2018.
(Photo credit should read PETER STEFFEN/AFP/Getty Images)

An Orangutan in Germany wants to laissez les bons temps rouler. According to People, the ladies are the reason for the male orangutan “Jambi” strutting to New Orleans. Audubon hopes that Jambi will bond with one of the three bachelorettes in the habitat and bring about little Jambis. He has a long journey ahead of him!

Here’s the story from People on the betrothed orangutan. 

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