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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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Real Southern Spam

Every once in a while, we break out the metaphorical shovel to muck out the spam stall. We’re doing that today, but we thought we’d share some of these ridiculous spam-bot comments with you.

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beignets in bourboned butterscotch

Originally posted on cozywalls:
I would like to thank Louisiana and Kentucky for the French donut and the distinctly American spirit, respectively.  Without you, this dish of pillowy fried squares of sweet sorcery would have never been possible. Beignets: You can make them from scratch, but Cafe Du Monde conveniently produces a boxed mix.  I…

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Southern Living reminds us “What Stands in a Storm”

This week, Southern Living’s August issue hits newsstands with special coverage of the aftermath of April’s tornadoes that tore through the heart of the South.

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The Declaration: Words and Their Power to Change

The document transcribed below, written 235 years ago, is undoubtedly the greatest achievement of any Southern writer. As a writer myself, it’s difficult to comprehend both the weight of expectation that fell upon Thomas Jefferson as he penned these words and the sheer divine inspiration that flowed through him to enable a mere mortal to […]

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The long paddle: Hunter Nichols comes down the Cahaba to the coast | al.com

1Here’s one for RSM contributor Jerrod Brown. AL.com posted this story today about one conservationist photographer’s solo journey from Birmingham to the Gulf Coast in a canoe. Kudos, Hunter! You’re a Real Southern Man in our book. The long paddle: Hunter Nichols comes down the Cahaba to the coast | al.com.

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F-Bombs are for Yankees

According to the study, more than 47% of Facebook users include profanities in their status updates. More than 80% had profanities among the comments on their posts. And the F-word was leading the way.

Surely this was just a Northern trend, right? Right?

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Mobile-built sub CSS Hunley upright for first time since 1864 | al.com

        The CSS Hunley was, for many years, the stuff of legend: a human-powered Confederate submarine, the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship in combat. Tragically, the Hunley itself sank after delivering its deadly payload. Some years ago, the Hunley was located and raised from the depths to begin a […]

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Lawnmower Fighter: Oh, Sweet Lord, It’s Happening!

The machete-whirling bringers of doom are preparing to throw off their shackles of servitude and slaughter their fleshy overlords. This abomination is the proof.

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