Tuesday, October 07, 2008

And the winner is...

Nashville.

As regular readers will know, I'm a bit disaffected by this whole election cycle. But I hope the debate event goes off smoothly and that Nashville pockets oodles of cash from visiting pols and press.

Update: Channel 4 evening news just did a feature from deepest, darkest Tennessee. They didn't say darkest, but they used the word deep several times. Deep Tennessee? They filmed some pig races at Honeysuckle Hill Farm and interviewed some bow hunters after boar. They were sure to mention racism and show a nice shot of boar blood dripping down through the tailgate and onto a Tennessee license plate. How they must have rubbed their hands with glee over that visual.

Yee haw.

6 comments:

"John Galt" said...

To we Middle Tennessee locals, Channel 4 is WSMV. I thought for a moment you were watching a stream of them.

VolBro said...

You want to see deepest darkest TN go to "God and Politics in Lynchburg Tennessee" on youtube. The guy should have added the banjo music from Deliverance

St. Caffeine said...

Did you see the coverage of Oxford and Ole Miss before the first debate? Let me just say there was one (and almost only one) topic for every single report I saw.

Vol Abroad said...

No, I didn't

What was the theme? A literary comparison of Joe Christmas to Barack Obama?

Anonymous said...

Any country that hangs cut-off bulldog heads in its museums ought not to be too critical of boar hunts and pig races...wonder where the idea of boar hunts came from?

Vol Abroad said...

That's fair enough. But I have to say that the dog head exhibit is so OUT of character for the UK - a true nation of dog lovers - that it's striking in its weirdness.