This weekend I’ll be watching, with considerable trepidation, the Georgia-Florida football game, a.k.a. (though the schools have been trying to suppress this nickname for years) the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. I’m old enough to have lived through eras of domination by both teams, and nervous enough that I actually took a bathroom break and missed the most famous moment in the series (the Buck-Belue-to-Lindsey-Scott TD pass that preserved Georgia’s perfect national championship season in 1980). Still haven’t lived that down.

Here are some remains of the day:

* CNNMoney gets into some deep schadenfreude in its account of what it was like on the CNBC plane traveling back from Wednesday night’s debate.

* Useful Neil Irwin debate with himself over trajectory of U.S. economy.

* HRC speech in Atlanta interrupted by #BlackLivesMatter protesters, but she gets to resume thanks to some help from John Lewis.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer makes case that Latinos are now the chief victims of educational segregation.

* At Republic 3.0, Alan McQuinn urges caution in federal and state regulation of drones.

And in non-political news:

* With tornados near San Antonio and flooding in Austin, memories of Great Texas Drought fade a bit more.

That’s it for Friday. David Atkins and D.R. Tucker will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. We’ll close with a rare video of Grace Slick performing one of my favorite Airplane songs, “Lawman,” with the 90s version of Jefferson Starship. I’m guessing this was at the LA House of Blues, because Slick was retired by then and only performed occasionally when the band was in LA. Anyway, the recording is terrible but Kantner and Jack Cassidy seem to be there and the song is an evergreen.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.