aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Sunday, July 24, 2005
One Of Us. One Of Us …
Guest post by basil.
Although Joe has lived in Georgia for a bit now, you notice that in his tagline, he considers himself a “New Yorker living in the rural south.”
When will he be a “Georgian?” Well, quite honestly, it’s up to him. Maybe talking like we do would help. Maybe he talks more like we do than he realizes. I guess folks from up north could tell him if he’s picked up a southern accent or not. And, if he has, he’d cringe hearing that, I suspect.
But, being a Georgian, or a Southerner, is more than just an accent. It’s a way of life. And, one part of the south that is almost a religion is college football.
One of my favorite radio shows is “The Big Show with John-Boy and Billy.” It airs mornings on 100 stations across the U.S., mostly in the south and southwest.
I have enjoyed their comedy bits where they make fun of ... well, most everybody. And mostly in a nice way. They enjoy picking on themselves and southerners. But, they’ll pick on folks from up north, if the mood strikes. And, they’ll point out the differences in the people in the different regions.
I know it’s still baseball season, but football season is approaching and will be here before you know it. And one day a few years back, John-Boy and Billy gave a list of the differences between folks up north and folks down south during college football season.
Al-Qaida Nukes In The U.S.
Guest post by basil.
I’m a member of the Homespun Bloggers. They have a weekly topic about which they seek posts. On my little blog, I usually post my answer on Monday. But, I promised Joe I’d blog for him while he’s away. And, to relieve my This week’s question supposes that reports that Al-Qaida nukes are already in U.S.
It might be more accurate to say, "What if it’s true?" in regards to the reports. The Homespun Blogger Symposium XXIX question is:
What do we do about this potential threat not only to the United States, but to the global economy and the history of mankind?
Well, this might be one of those questions that has no right answer. If the reports aren’t true, is it necessary to even discuss it? Perhaps. But, again, the premise is that the reports are true. So, let’s give it a shot.
In April, on the day Lance Armstrong announced his retirement, I sat on the wall of our student center and watched him race by in the Tour de Georgia. That’s my photo, the one you can’t make out, and truth be told I have no idea if he’s even in it (so I added the close-up).
In that race, the second year in a row he chose the Tour de Georgia as a prelude to the Tour de France, he was a team player and helped his Discovery Channel teammate to victory. Today he won his own, his seventh Tour de France. A fitting end to a storied career. He’s a sportsman to admire.
SEE ALSO: My post, Enhanced Lance?