Tag Archives: United States

Real Southern Rules: Playing Hurt

Southern men are notorious for playing hurt. What’s a half sawn-off thumb, a dangling ear or a broken leg to keep a man from doing what he needs to do?

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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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Twanglish Lesson: Flawda

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is also a bit of a Real Southern Geography lesson.

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Nine Questions with Filmmaker Robert Persons

Wayne Franklin recently had the pleasure of conversing with first-time filmmaker Robert Persons about his wonderfully rich film General Orders No. 9. Appropriately, Wayne asked him nine questions:

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RSM Profile: Wernher von Braun

What marks the legacy of a man? Is it his achievements? His words? Or is it his history, his heritage, his associations? These questions get to the heart of the debate over the legacy of many a Southern man … including German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

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Meet Rube Burrow, King of the Outlaws

A Real Southern Men Profile His legend hasn’t lived on like that of Jesse James or Billy the Kid. In fact, if not for a beloved (and now sadly defunct) eatery on Birmingham’s Southside, it’s likely most Southerners wouldn’t even know his name. He was Rube Burrow, the “King of the Outlaws.” Born Reuben Houston […]

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Get Your Civil War On

Last week, we had a Civil War theme week here on RSM. With the four-year Sesquicentennial of the War going on, you can expect more of that in coming months. Here’s a look at our best posts from last week, as well as previous Civil War stories…

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Boy Meets Ship: A Pirate Love Story

In great stories of brave sea captains, his ship is more than merely a means of conveyance. It is his home, office, sanctuary, best friend, confidant and one true love.

This is one such love story…

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The Lawnmower Fighter, Episode 1: Buying the Bull

“A real Southern man mows his neighbor’s yard…out of spite.” – RSM reader Nicklaus Louis It’s true that, for a large number of Southern men, the new measure of a man’s worth is not in flashy cars, huge houses or a trophy wife. It’s in a well-manicured lawn. It seems a simple task: mow, apply […]

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