001Special of the day at the Dark Horse Tavern on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta: “100% Swine-Flu-Free Pork Chops.”

Waitress at Manuel’s Tavern, another North Highland eatery, explaining that the special fish for the day is “pollock — as in Jackson Pollock.”

Bumper sticker on truck in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood: “What Would Jesus Bomb?”

Bootsie Lucas contributed to this report.

Keith Graham

Keith Graham

Keith Graham was among the recipients of the prestigious Stella Artois prize at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Named for a blind piano player, he is also well known for always giving money to street accordion players. A quotation that he considers meaningful comes from the Irish writer Roddy Doyle: "The family trees of the poor don't grow to any height." In addition to contributing to Like the Dew, Keith frequently posts quotations and links and occasionally longer articles at http://tartantambourine.com/