If you're going to "borrow", ask permission first. If you can't ask for permission, don't borrow it.
You might be interested in taking a look at McClanahan's previous book, Crapalachia: A Biography of Place.
Thanks for the clarification.
Truckers didn't go to those extremes when I was your age. I guess the pressures today are different.
Anyway, excellent article, but one question:
We say that Appalachia is in the South, but isn't it distinctly different from the rest of the South. Look at Kentucky and West Virginia the core of Appalachia; even though they have a racist history, they still refused to join the Confederacy. They're not the same Southerners.
Did the author address that ?
Sorry, didn't mean to go over your head with that one, LWC.
Truck stops used to sell these powerful little ephedrine pills at the register that would help long haul drivers stay awake during overnight drives, so they became known as "trucker speed" or "cross tops" (for the cross that would be embossed on the top of the pill). Back when I worked in restaurants, guys who worked the line would pop a couple to make it through a double. A few years ago, the crackdown on ephedrine forced those manufacturers to change their formulas for the stuff known as "trucker speed." Now, the pills that you'll find at the counter of truck stops are basically just caffeine.
As for your other question, most of my off time is spent drinking coffee and reading books. I'm pretty sure that my bosses are aware of what a nerd I am.
Your drug-of-choice references are a little too hip for the room. We don't know what "trucker speed" is, nor "cross-topped ephedrine".
Do Debbie and/or Sharry know what you're doing in your off time ?
Who is Brewer ?
"In Warrior Class, Lin creates such a compelling world that even a highly satisfying stage play feels like it could plumb even greater depths."
In other words, the play leaves you wanting more.
bonus points for being so hip that CL didn't even know about you.
@Nathan Clark -- It took several days of emails and phone conversations to at least get my name in the article, as well as have it spelled correctly. The original version (check out the print edition) didn't even mention my involvement.
@matt Terrell Your name was mentioned man. :) deep breath
@Matt Terrell - Get over it. No one cares.
Wow! I feel like a real Outsider artist in Atlanta. I can't even get written up in an article about the photo show I helped cofound!
"The Beatles had the same percentage of filller"
Not even close, dude. Do not make me break this down for you in an Excel spreadsheet complete with line graphs and pivot tables.
Haha - should have just let the benign observation sit there...I had to provoke him.
Ringo hit the drums. Charlie Watts plays the drums. The Beatles had the same percentage of filller, just less time, and they couldn't keep it up. The worst singer in the Stones is definitely Keef. Just dig my third favorite Stones tune "Happy." It's horrible! I love it!
Ringo hit the drums twice as hard as Charlie Watt. The Beatles also didn't have entire decades worth of filler, and knew when to hang it up. Lastly, the worst singer in the Beatles played drums. The worst singer in the Stones was the frontman.
the Rolling Stones has Balls
Ain't never heard a no Johnny ORANGE-seed have ya?
Daan-dah daduhdaaa...dadadanana...Daan-daah daduhdaaa...dadadanana....
Apples and oranges. Still, this seems like a good read.
both were great bands but when it comes time to choose a pandora station, i'll take Creedence or Zeppelin.
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