I was born and raised in the South, a region that’s often misunderstood and mischaracterized by those who’ve never been there. When I moved to the Midwest for grad school I encountered people whose knowledge of the South was pretty much confined to The Andy Griffith Show, The Dukes of Hazzard and Hee-Haw. And they called us stupid.
I’ve tried to live my life in a way that dispelled bad stereotypes about my home. Sadly, not everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line got the memo. Take this guy, the Pride of Kentucky, for instance.
While we’re on the subject of varmints, they’re apparently shooting the sequel to Snakes on a Plane in a Wal*Mart parking lot in Louisiana.
If the Turtleman can afford the gas for a drive down to Savannah, his soulmate is waiting for him. (Alternate caption: Midnight in the Garden of Dat Bitch is Crazy.)
I’m not 100% sure what this is all about, to be honest.
Finally, meet the Southside Virginia Welcome Wagon. Just for texture, please keep in mind that two of S&R’s own have ties to this neighborhood: JS O’Brien grew up there and Jim Booth lives there now. Maybe they can shed a little light….
That’s it for this week, and here’s wishing everybody a beautiful, sunshiny weekend. And remember, when vacationing in the South, if you can hear banjo music you’re not running fast enough.