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RSM Elvis Week: Revisiting The Real Black Elvis

One year ago today, I posted about RSM Kris Wheeler and me meeting a man who claimed to be “The Real Black Elvis.” in observation of Elvis Week, we think it’s worth revisiting:

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Real Southern Rule: Do it Right (RSM Goes on Hiatus)

Rather than do our job here poorly, we are putting RSM on hiatus until September. Read the full post to learn why…

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Bacovangelism: Bacon Beats Local

The real reason for this post is to offer Burger King kudos for finally realizing the obvious: bacon = awesome. Sure, they’ve put bacon on hamburgers before, but who hasn’t? Now, they’ve upped the fast food bacon wars considerably with their new bacon sundae.

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Real Southern Rules: Three Easy Steps to a Manly Beard

It may not be a universal rule of Southern manhood, but if you look at the Southern men who have had the most impact on the history of the world — Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Z.Z. Top, Charlie Daniels and the like — they all have one thing in common: a thick, manly beard.

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Stomping on Toes: The New Tennie Shoes Syndrome

The worst thing that could ever happen to a boy in my coastal Alabama elementary school was to get a new pair of shoes.

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Festing Nash Vegas: Return of the Threshold Guardians, Part I

Follow RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler on their adventures as they take their film, Duke & The King, to the Nashville Film Festival. Day three of our Nashville adventure was fairly uneventful. Family and friends rolled into town; Kris and I watched a number of other music docs; the growing sense of angst and […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: Used Film Salesmen

Day Two of our Nashville Film Festival experience begins with a free bacon buffet in the hotel. Reportedly, there were other breakfast foods present, even on my plate, but I couldn’t get past the words “free bacon.”

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Festing Nash Vegas: Chunky Glasses, Tiny Fedoras and the F-word

For the next week RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler will be blogging their experiences as they take their film to the Nashville Film Festival. Mythologist Joseph Campbell, in his seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, says that the hero of any good story must vanquish forces known as Threshold Guardians who seek […]

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