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Real Southern Rules: Reconsidering the Real Southern Man

Thanks to the mocking words of a certain writer for The New Yorker, we’ve had to take a long, hard look at our Southernness. And we’ve completely reconsidered what a Real Southern Man is.

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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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Henry Flagler: Honorary Southern Man or Yankee Carpetbagger?

If you live outside the state of Florida, you may not even know the name Henry Flagler. If you live anywhere along Florida’s Atlantic coast, however, the name Flagler is unavoidable. There’s Flagler Beach, Flagler College, Flagler County and countless other institutions, both private and public, named for Henry Flagler. But who was he?

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RSM Elvis Week: TMI and The Real Black Elvis

Part 5 of a Real Southern Men Adventure:

It’s time to put the wraps on this long, winding adventure through the town immortalized by Johnny Rivers: Memphis, Tennessee.

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RSM Elvis Week: Super-Fans, Fried Burgers and More Elvi

Part 4 of a Real Southern Men Adventure

Confession: these posts are starting to make me tired. Our weekend in Memphis was exhausting, and reliving them is equally so. Last time, I had just been assaulted with the P-word by a vagrant in TGI Friday’s. Mentally battered, weary, I retreated to my hotel room to fight anew the next day.

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RSM Elvis Week: Chicken George and the P-Word

Part 3 of a Real Southern Men Adventure

Welcome back to our tale of how RSMs Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin took Beale Street by storm as we attended Elvis Week.

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RSM Elvis Week: Elvis is Everywhere!

Elvis Week on RSM continues with part two of Wayne and Kris’ adventures in Graceland.

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RSM Elvis Week: Where’s Elvis?

Welcome to the first annual Elvis Week on Real Southern Men! This week, to coincide with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for an Elvis-themed documentary entitled Duke & The King by your faithful publishers (Kris Wheeler and myself), we’ll be bringing you a whole week of stories about The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. […]

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Elvis is Everywhere!

“If one were trying to create the most negative stereotype imaginable of Elvis fans, they couldn’t have done better than what awaited us at the Cedar.”

Read part two of Wayne and Kris’ adventures in the land of Elvis!

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