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 Southern Living magazine, for instance, implies month after month that there is such a thing as Southern living, that it is different and (by plain implication) better. Figure 22 shows where that message falls on fertile ground. Notice that Floridians are relatively uninterested in it. So are Texans, despite heroic efforts by the magazine (including a special Southwestern edition). Here we see plainly a development that regional sociologists were predicting fifty years ago, something maps of regional culture and regional identification only hint at: the bifurcation of the South into a "Southeast" centered on Atlanta and a "Southwest" that is, essentially, greater Texas. (Texas has its own magazines.)
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 We find something similar when we look at one of the South's regional universities. The University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, has long been a center for the study and nurture of Southern culture. It has also helped to educate a regional elite. Figure 23 shows where an appreciable percentage of all college graduates are Chapel Hill alumni. Tar Heels are thick on the ground throughout the southeastern states, but (aside from some brain drain to the New York City suburbs) that's the only place they're thick on the ground. In particular, Chapel Hill has little market penetration west of the Mississippi. (Texas has its own universities.)
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 The South below that line makes a lot of sense. It includes the eleven former Confederate States, minus all of Texas but the eastern edge. It also includes Kentucky, which had a wishful star in the Rebel flag, but not Missouri, which did too. A corner of Oklahoma makes it in as well: we get Muskogee.
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 It follows some of the stress lines we've already looked at. Kentucky and much of Virginia, East Texas and part of Arkansas, most of peninsular Florida all these areas on the edges of the South are less "Southern" than the regional heartland, by this measure as by others we've examined. On the other hand, a Southern sphere of influence takes in Maryland, West Virginia, Oklahoma, much of Texas, and the southern parts of the states from Ohio west to Missouri. Few would include most of these areas in the South proper, but fewer would deny their Southern cultural flavor.
post #8027 of 37395
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


^ This. For most outside of the US, Texas is the very epitome of the south.


You know the South doesn't really have cowboys, right? That's West.

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You know the South doesn't really have cowboys, right? That's West.

 

But they do wear cowboy boots!

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...now we will segway ourselves into talking about boots...rimshot.gif

And I love it when the Dallas Cowboyws choke in December. Romo is the main culprit.
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But they do wear cowboy boots!

People in the south wear cowboy boots? I bet there are more cowboy boots in Brooklyn than in North Carolina.
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People in the south wear cowboy boots? I bet there are more cowboy boots in Brooklyn than in North Carolina.

 

I saw my fair share of them, but it's probably that I remember those because they stood out. I suppose as a percentage of the overall population it's not much at all, and the more west you go the more you see them. Anyway, I've always liked the look of cowboy boots with a tan cotton suit. 

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

^ This. For most outside of the US, Texas is the very epitome of the south.

Texas has wanted to be their own country, and I fully encourage both them and Florida to do so. The US filled its mutant quota a really long time ago.
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The great state of Maryland lies below the Mason-Dixon line, or maybe it runs through the state, I am not sure. In any case, does that mean I can say that I live in the south?
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Technically, yes. But it surely isn't Mississippi.

 

I had dinner with a family friend recently who was born in Philly but raised in LA. It was around the early 60s when he was in high school and his class embarked on a 70 day camping trip through the south. A few of the 20 boys on the trip were Jewish, including him, and one was African American (a boy who lived next door to Nat King Cole and, as such, was the richest of the bunch by a long way; the son of a surgeon). To say it was a misguided adventure would be an understatement. Harrowing is how I would describe it. They took a northern route home.

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And I love it when the Dallas Cowboys consistently choke throughout the year. Romo and Jerry Jones are the main culprits.

FTFY.
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I just hope the new Noodles is as good at .giffing as the old Noodles.

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Since we're just all over the map...oh wait, the above gif is just classic...anyways, do we have any coffee fanatics here?

I have to purchase a coffee maker for the coffee fanatic at my house. The below is her favorite choice, Nespresso. Anyone?

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post #8037 of 37395
I think all the k-cup/pod type coffee makers produce really shitty tasting coffee. I wouldn't touch any of them.

You can make yourself a way better cup using a $30 Aeropress.
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It's much more involved than one of those fully automatic jobs, but I have always loved these:

 

post #8039 of 37395
Yeah, and I guess it depends what type of coffee she loves.

I mean, some people are coffee "snobs" in that they buy high quality and higher cost whole bean coffee and go from there. Other people are just big coffee drinkers and Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks does the trick. I'm somewhere in the middle.

So if she's not too fussy about what type of coffee, Aeropress and some of the other stuff where you do it by hand might not be necessary.

That said... those pods really do suck lol. I think it's because of the brewing and sealing process to get it into pod form. They all come off as being watery with a burnt, over-roasted taste to me.
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The great state of Maryland lies below the Mason-Dixon line, or maybe it runs through the state, I am not sure. In any case, does that mean I can say that I live in the south?

We are loaners Stitch. Up in Boston, all my friends consider me a southerner, but while I was living in SC, they all considered me a Yankee. I think that is why so many people born and raised in the Baltimore area end up living there all their lives. That and the crabs are good.
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