Today’s buzz remembers Harambe the Gorilla.  Cut down in the prime of his life and now gone too soon to that great zoo enclosure in the sky.  Harambe is now behind a wall in that Undiscovered Country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.  He will live on forever, particularly in the world of Harambe Twitter.

Harambe vs. Cecil the Lion

Right Now with Ben DeClue (Twitter / LinkedIn)

What I’m reading: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

What I’m watching: Charlie Rose

What I’m doing: Getting impatient for next week

What I want to know from you: What is your favorite Harambe moment?





The Fix: Sanders started a revolution. Now he can’t stop it.

The Knife Attack in Japan: A knife attack outside Tokyo has left at least 15 people dead and 45 more wounded, according to Japanese media. The attack occurred at a facility for disabled individuals in the city of Sagamihara, located about 30 kilometers, or 20 miles, southwest of the Japanese capital, reported NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster.

#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite: A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today’s Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.



TCU Takeaways

Smile! National #CityHallSelfie Day is August 15th

Staying on TOP: The Interview

Hiring Process or Reality TV?




Conference: Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) Conference – August 2 to 4, Denver CO

Event: ELGL & CPBB at the Ballpark – August 3, Denver CO

Supper Club: ELGL Supper Club in San Mateo, CA – August 28

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month


50 Nifty



#LocalGov Confidential

PCZBA Delays Block 3, Code Votes: LAKE BLUFF — A call for civility by Lake Bluff Plan Commission Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Steven Kraus before a public hearing on the future of a proposed Block…

NGA director signals closer ties with community at new north side headquarters: NGA Director Robert Cardillo says green space, office space for private companies could go on campus.

ACLU lawsuit says University City shouldn’t have ejected citizen from contentious meeting: The federal lawsuit says that University City violated the free speech and due process rights of a citizen who was criticizing Mayor Shelley Welsch at a meeting in January.