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Southern Movie 36: "Hot Summer in Barefoot County"

Alongside the 1970s fascination with Southern culture that manifested itself in action films like Walking Tall and comedies like Smokey and the Bandit was also the inclination of some filmmakers to make campy, dumb-bunny comedies like… 2,403 more words

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Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "The Pascagoula Abductions, 1973"

Forty-five years ago today, on October 11, 1973, two men named Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker reported to local sheriffs that they had been abducted by aliens while fishing on the Pascagoula River in southern Mississippi. 29 more words

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#throwbackthursday: "I Just Make People Up" at Black Belt Treasures, 2009

Ten years ago today, on May 16, 2009, Clark Walker and I were doing a book signing at Black Belt Treasures in Camden, Alabama. I Just Make People Up Ramblings with Clark Walker… 33 more words

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Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "Southern Movie 7: 'The Waterboy'"

In honor of Mother’s Day, a Southern Movie about a boy who loves his momma . . .

Chock-full of catch phrases that have become oddball euphemisms in modern American culture, … 171 more words

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Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "When I become president . . ."

I will run as a moderately liberal conservative who is a strong supporter of the First Amendment and a representative for the best values of the South: … 31 more words

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Dirty Boots: A Column of Critical Thinking, Border Crossing, and Noblesse Oblige

The character Quentin Compson is famously quoted as saying, “The past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past,” at the end of William Faulkner’s classic novel… 659 more words

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Now NINE Years' Worth of Unapologetically Eclectic Pack Mule-ing

I remember thinking, after I Just Make People Up, Treasuring Alabama’s Black Belt, and The Life and Poetry of John Beecher all came out in 2009, “Maybe I’ll try this blogging thing.” Despite having three books published in that one year, I was also in the middle of editing… 675 more words

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