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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airball50 wrote:
Read "White Trash"


This White Trash?

http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-nancy-isenbergs-white-trash.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read from the book too selectively to have much of an overall opinion, so far, but I find this review of interest.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep that's the book.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picture of the African American high school student being jeered by the crowd is eerily similar to the pictures of Dorothy Counts being jeered as she walked into Harding High School in Charlotte at the same time. Harding was off West Trade Street near downtown then, near the climax of Hornet's Nest, one of Patsy Cornwell's less acclaimed efforts.

The comment that Little Rock Central High was comprised of largely lower class white children would be of interest to alums of the school, such as Brooks Robinson, and the children of alums who read this board from time to time.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slowcat95 wrote:
Airball50 wrote:
Read "White Trash"


This White Trash?

http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-nancy-isenbergs-white-trash.html
"Danville, Va., the gritty Southern mill town where my parents were born and raised, is a city born out of slavery."

Hmm. I wonder if Dr. Bliss has ever been anywhere near there...?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like this belongs here. Honestly though, I can't tell if it's stupid or brilliant.

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/roo/6063883496.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Bliss wrote:
stan wrote:

Research shows that people are really poor judges of risk.


Redneck Epitaph

Roadside crosses
A tree that wouldn't move
You can still see tire tracks
Somebody lost the groove

Quarter-mile straightaway
At the end a little twist
Redneck epitaph:
“Hey y'all, watch this!”

And it's sure-fire can't-miss
And blow a kiss
Yeah it's sure-fire can't-miss
Hey y'all watch this

Forty balloons and a lawn chair
Now wouldn't that be cool?
It's a triple flip and a belly flop
From the balcony to the pool

Get the fireworks, get the guns
And meet me in the yard
Redneck epitaph:
“Live fast, die hard!”

And it's sure-fire can't-miss
And blow a kiss
Yeah it's sure-fire can't-miss
Hey y'all watch this

You wake up every morning
Sleep walk through your daze
You need a little something
To break out of the haze

Sometimes you get to thinking
You'd rather be dead than bored
So tamp it down and fire it up
Haul ass and get on board

And it's sure-fire can't-miss
And blow a kiss
Yeah it's sure-fire can't-miss...
Call Momma and Daddy
Get Grandpa too
Fetch Uncle Bud
This one's for you!
Got the camcorder ready?
Whoo-hoo-hoo!

Yeah it's sure-fire can't-miss
Hey y'all watch this!


Funny stuff. Bliss can't miss.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waitress wrote:
slowcat95 wrote:
Airball50 wrote:
Read "White Trash"


This White Trash?

http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-nancy-isenbergs-white-trash.html
"Danville, Va., the gritty Southern mill town where my parents were born and raised, is a city born out of slavery."

Hmm. I wonder if Dr. Bliss has ever been anywhere near there...?


Six summers in a cotton mill in Spray, NC to help put myself through old DU.

I earned my redneck stripes. How 'bout you, Airball?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been over 50 years since I read it (summer before DU, per reading list) the first time, and I think I reread parts of it maybe 20 years ago, but I'd still suggest W.J. Cash's The Mind of the South. I was expecting mint juleps on the veranda, but found a description of Southern textile mill culture, mostly. I was working in the mill where my father worked that summer, so it seemed especially relevant. BTW, I am likely a distant cousin of the author on his mother's side, I figured in recent years. But then I'm almost for sure kin to most families that have been in that area for 200 years or more.

They are often overblown, but there is value in understanding redneck culture, and to some degree linthead cultue, in reading some the studies of Scots-Irish characteristics that were in vogue, what, 15 or so years ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb wrote a book describing how the Scots-Irish culture dominated America west of the Appalachians.

If he had incorporated more of his book's thesis into his 2016 campaign for President, he might have secured some delegates. He got my vote in the primary.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Bliss wrote:
Waitress wrote:
slowcat95 wrote:
Airball50 wrote:
Read "White Trash"


This White Trash?

http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-nancy-isenbergs-white-trash.html
"Danville, Va., the gritty Southern mill town where my parents were born and raised, is a city born out of slavery."

Hmm. I wonder if Dr. Bliss has ever been anywhere near there...?


Six summers in a cotton mill in Spray, NC to help put myself through old DU.

I earned my redneck stripes. How 'bout you, Airball?



Lower middle class upbringing, alcoholic father who was orphaned as a child during the Depression, loaded trucks on night shift for United Parcel, first in family to go to college. Do I pass your redneck admission test?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevelee wrote:
It's been over 50 years since I read it (summer before DU, per reading list) the first time, and I think I reread parts of it maybe 20 years ago, but I'd still suggest W.J. Cash's The Mind of the South. I was expecting mint juleps on the veranda, but found a description of Southern textile mill culture, mostly. I was working in the mill where my father worked that summer, so it seemed especially relevant. BTW, I am likely a distant cousin of the author on his mother's side, I figured in recent years. But then I'm almost for sure kin to most families that have been in that area for 200 years or more.

They are often overblown, but there is value in understanding redneck culture, and to some degree linthead cultue, in reading some the studies of Scots-Irish characteristics that were in vogue, what, 15 or so years ago.


"there is value in understanding redneck culture"

+1!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airball50 wrote:
Dr. Bliss wrote:
Waitress wrote:
slowcat95 wrote:
Airball50 wrote:
Read "White Trash"


This White Trash?

http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-nancy-isenbergs-white-trash.html
"Danville, Va., the gritty Southern mill town where my parents were born and raised, is a city born out of slavery."

Hmm. I wonder if Dr. Bliss has ever been anywhere near there...?


Six summers in a cotton mill in Spray, NC to help put myself through old DU.

I earned my redneck stripes. How 'bout you, Airball?




Lower middle class upbringing, alcoholic father who was orphaned as a child during the Depression, loaded trucks on night shift for United Parcel, first in family to go to college. Do I pass your redneck admission test?


Maybe. How many PBRs can you drink?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the type of gun someone has put to my head.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or whether the PBR comes from the company's brewery in Bhopal.
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