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To Paleo or not to Paleo?

That seems to be the question these days, as the Paleo Diet is sweeping the nation. Today, two Real Southern Men take on this dicey topic with two very different points of view.

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Reclaiming the Traditional Southern Diet

Our ancestors were the original hipsters – eating “free-range” meat, organic vegetables and fruits, drinking milk from pastured cows. Their food came from the land; it was there that it originated. It was consumed close to the land, and they loved the land and respected it.

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Grits from Heaven: Why I don’t do Paleo

Judging by social media and conversations with friends, everyone is adopting the Paleo Diet, which, as the name implies, requires you to eat only rocks.

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Twanglish Lessons: Tell Big Momma and Them We Said “Hey”

Now that we’ve gotten past our 15 minutes of fame (or was it infamy?) brought on by being slanderously maligned in The New Yorker, it’s time to get back to the business of “reveling in the New South and wrasslin’ with the Old.” And what better way to do that than a new Twanglish Lesson?

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God. Family. Football. A Twanglish Lesson

People from other regions see our devotion to football in this part of the country as misplaced, or even delusional. They’re wrong.

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What’s in a Real Southern Name?

Whether it’s General, Doctor, Philander or Colon, every Southern family has some great names. And the best names always take a little explanation.

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What Are Your Real Southern Plans for the 4th?

Independence Day is almost upon us. One thing we’ve learned is that the South is chock full of patriotic celebrations and fireworks display on the 4th. Whether you’re going to the lake or the beach or the mountains, tell us your favorite destination for the 4th. (And send some pics if you have them!) We’ll […]

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Guns in Schools: Why Didn’t We Think of That?

Apparently, the state of Oklahoma is working hard to get themselves declared officially Southern. According to today’s Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is adding shotgun training to their existing offerings in the state’s schools. A program called Archery in the Schools is already in 310 schools statewide, and now shotguns are next. […]

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The Best of RSM: Southern Cussemisms

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts over the last two days. It’s been a busy time for all of our contributors. I’d like to say the distractions involved defending a young lady’s honor, a four-barrel carburetor or a quality batch of home brew, but that just isn’t the case. (However, it did […]

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