| Food and Drink Board|| re: Old Fashioned? Tips for ordering at a bar? - JB14 on 3/1/14 at 8:41 pm|
I prefer a Blanton's or Woodford Old Fashioned. If you're at a suspect establishment, I'd specify "no soda water," as well.
Usually, it's pretty clear watching the bar-tender make the OF if he knows what he's doing. Makes a huge difference, IMO, whether he uses simple syrup or actually reduces ...
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| re: So the Nkemdiche situation... - JB14 on 2/21/14 at 1:04 am|
Forgive me if I missed it, but what is plaintiff's cause-of-action? IIED? NIED?
We've only studied it in an international context (Piper v. Reyno, I think), but I've heard it was somewhat common back in the heyday of MS mass tort litigation in the mid-90's to early 2000's.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited? - JB14 on 2/15/14 at 9:32 pm|
I've got a '12 unlimited with 35's, 4.10 gearing and a 4" TeraFlex lift. Drive across the length of Mississippi (~6hours) pretty regularly, and remain happy.
Absolutely cannot talk on cell-phone (soft-top) while on interstate, though....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Why are so many Southerners so stuck in their ways? - JB14 on 2/11/14 at 12:23 am|
Well, that would make sense given an original publication date in the early 40's.
Obviously Cash can't have anticipated the changes from 1940-2014, but I'd be hard-pressed to find a book that better answer's OP's question re the reason the South, from its inception, was viewed as "different."...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Why are so many Southerners so stuck in their ways? - JB14 on 2/11/14 at 12:11 am|
[quote]What is it that has shaped the south to become so much different than the rest of the country? [/quote]
Originally? A shared frontier ethos and the Proto-Dorian bond. See W.J. Cash, "Mind of the South." ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is Mississippi good at? - JB14 on 1/29/14 at 11:58 pm|
As far as literature goes, Stark Young merits inclusion. His [i]So Red the Rose[/i] was Gone with the Wind before Gone with the Wind.
Also notable for being one of the "12 Southerners" / Southern Agrarians who contributed to [i]I'll Take My Stand[/i]. Sadly, even people who "know" southern li...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is Mississippi good at? - JB14 on 1/29/14 at 11:53 pm|
If I recall correctly, Percy is originally from Birmingham. Moved to Greenville, MS after a family tragedy and was raised by William Alexander Percy, an outstanding author in his own right.
Though much of his work is set in LA, and Percy lived in Covington during his later years, his chief inf...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Post some pictures of the best houses from your hometown - JB14 on 1/18/14 at 7:32 pm|
Good deal. I had the opportunity to work with a bunch of Delta writers primary materials in undergrad and remember hearing a lot about Mount Holly in Shelby Foote's writing. Always wanted to visit, but haven't had the time......
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Post some pictures of the best houses from your hometown - JB14 on 1/18/14 at 3:18 pm|
I may be thinking of the wrong home, but wasn't Mount Holly owned by the Foote family for a while? ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: I need a good book to read - JB14 on 1/11/14 at 9:48 pm|
For some reason, I found "the Judge" one of the most unforgettable characters I've ever encountered in literature. Not necessarily good/bad, just fascinating. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: I need a good book to read - JB14 on 1/11/14 at 9:27 pm|
I really enjoyed it, but the plot is pretty gruesome--an impressionable kid falling in with a band of 19th Century outlaws traveling across the West committing unspeakable acts of violence .
McCarthy's writing is unbelievable if you can get past the horror of it all. It's the only McCarthy I'v...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: I need a good book to read - JB14 on 1/11/14 at 9:19 pm|
OM / MS-Related (we'll omit Faulkner)
--Fall of the House of Zeus, Curtis Wilkie
--North Toward Home, Willie Morris
--Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty
--So Red the Rose, Stark Young
--Master & the Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
--Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Memphis recs- Not BBQ - JB14 on 10/4/13 at 11:06 pm|
East Memphis: Folk's Folly; Hog & Hominy;
Downtown: Flight, McEwen's, Spindini, Majestic Grille; Itta Benna;
Mid-Town: Iris; Beauty Shop; SweetGrass; Local (hit/miss);
Really depends on what/where you prefer to eat. A lot of options outside of BBQ....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 10:37 pm|
[quote]I'm pretty young and would enjoy some night life. Mid town good for that? [/quote]
It's definitely on the rise. Cooper-Young area, though it sometimes draws a (how should I say it?) [i]cosmopolitan[/i] crowd, offers a bunch of options, both food and drink.
If Overton Square continues...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 10:23 pm|
[quote]What about Mud Island?[/quote]
Everyone I know that lives there really enjoys it (they prefer the tag "Harbor Town," though).
Close to downtown and some fun stuff, yet safe. It's like a miniature community with its own grocery store/sandwich shop and several restaurants--most notably, ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 6:30 pm|
I could help with Mid-town. The 'burbs, not so much. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Chicken and Waffles: What's your opinion? - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 2:49 pm|
I prefer beefsteak and waffles. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Confederate Flag to fly over Richmond I-95 - JB14 on 8/10/13 at 10:16 am|
You'll get no argument from me on that point. Any historian worth his salt frowns upon casting retrospective moral aspersions. Conflating history "as experienced" with contemporary historical revisionism is a major no-no.
What I was saying, though, was that I could see how one might say the Wa...
| Political Talk|| re: Confederate Flag to fly over Richmond I-95 - JB14 on 8/10/13 at 9:28 am|
Re: Simplicity of Civil War
All bickering aside, I understand this assertion. While I wouldn't personally consider it "simple," the sectional conflict was certainly predictable insofar as it represented the culmination of the founders' failure to resolve two questions pertaining to a) slavery a...
| Political Talk|| re: be honest - who's progeny benefitted more from slavery? - JB14 on 8/6/13 at 12:35 pm|
[quote]Those majority poor farmers didn't benefit from slavery one bit. [/quote]
This is an interesting point from a historical perspective. In his book, [i]Mind of the South[/i], W.J. Cash explains why the yeomanry (read: the vast majority of antebellum southern whites; self-sufficient, non-sla...
| Political Talk|| re: WOW - Oprah compares the killing of Trayvon to the killing of Emmett Till. - JB14 on 8/5/13 at 3:31 pm|
Mostly intentional, in my view.
Your ends/means bit is a good point, and an easy way to rationalize the comparisons from the p.o.v. of those making them.
"Till" is a loaded term with immediate shock-value. A sure-fire way to energize a constituency. Pair it with a dissimilar yet media-hy...
| Political Talk|| re: WOW - Oprah compares the killing of Trayvon to the killing of Emmett Till. - JB14 on 8/5/13 at 2:03 pm|
Even an intellectual molehill like Oprah knows the two cases are highly dissimilar.
Sadly, it's just further evidence of the degeneration of our "national conversation" on race, which has become little more than the whooping of shibboleths.
Names/events from the [i]past[/i] are woefully misun...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Spinoff- books southern men should have - JB14 on 8/2/13 at 10:52 am|
--Shelby Foote, Civil War Trilogy
--Faulkner, minimum of [i]Sound and the Fury[/i], [i]Absalom, Absalom![/i], & [i]Light in August[/i])
--R.P. Warren, [i]All the King's Men[/i]
--Thomas Wolfe, [i]Look Homeward, Angel[/i]
--Eudora Welty, [i]Delta Wedding[/i] & [i]Optimist's Daughter...
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/2/13 at 10:34 am|
I was surprised at how few people showed up. Not particularly familiar with the venue so I can't make a decent comparison re: crowd.
They were great, though....
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/1/13 at 7:24 pm|
Best guess as to when Boland starts up? 915ish?...
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/1/13 at 8:32 am|
Been trying to see JB&S for years. Glad they finally decided to play east of the Mississippi....
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| re: Poll: Which Ole Miss uniforms do you like more - JB14 on 7/31/13 at 2:54 pm|
Red. Of them all, gray. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Whats the best book / series of books you've read? - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 7:27 pm|
1st Place: Light in August
Honorable Mention: Look Homeward, Angel...
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 9:08 am|
Unbelievable. A thread with decent potential hijacked by a pseudo-historian.
For someone exhorting others to "read a little history," your grasp of historical theory is tenuous, at best.
[quote]As I said - even the lowliest white on the totem pole back in the day had a leg up.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 12:23 am|
[quote]All it would take is one little spark and all heck would break loose. [/quote]
Were you living in Memphis last Spring, during the Nathan Bedford Forrest Park controversy? Exposed much of the polarization I spoke of, though nothing came of it, thankfully.
Leave it to Memphis to manufa...