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(The Consumerist)   Meth users in the Cape Girardeau, MO region: The local Sonics no longer offers their $20 crank special, so don't bother asking   (consumerist.com) divider line 134
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2009-12-15 06:13:09 PM
mwinberry: I'm not even gonna talk about my hometown, Piggott, AR. One of the few towns that continously fights having any kind of modern stores come in in order to keep the town historic. The only thing we have that's historic about Piggott is that Hemmingway lived here for a little bit, and he HATED it.

/oh, and "A Face in the Crowd" was partially filmed here.


Heh. That's where I got married. In fact that's the only reason I know of anyone ever goes to Piggott, because there's no waiting period or anything in AR and it's cheap.

GypsyJoker: or going to Sikeston for Lambert's, is luxury compared to the usual stuff here. St. Louis might only be 2 hours away, but it's a deadly-dull drive even to get something resembling culture.

There are better places in Sikeston to eat, IMO, than Lamberts, which is overpriced to boot. I'd rather eat at Dexter BBQ (there's a location there) than Lamberts, and there's a really good fried chicken place (can't remember the name but there's a big Chicken statue on a car out front and it's on Main st.) and a couple of good chinese places. I haven't tried all the restaurants there yet, but all the ones I have were much better than Lamberts. The only advantage to Lamberts I guess is that you consistently know what you're going to get, but it's going to be consistently mediocre.
 
2009-12-15 06:22:27 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot:
I was just in your town last weekend to get Christmas gifts. At least you have a WalMart.
 
2009-12-15 06:25:26 PM
mwinberry: I'm not even gonna talk about my hometown, Piggott, AR. One of the few towns that continously fights having any kind of modern stores come in in order to keep the town historic. The only thing we have that's historic about Piggott is that Hemmingway lived here for a little bit, and he HATED it.

/oh, and "A Face in the Crowd" was partially filmed here.


and your stupid square. pretty sure that squares have equal sides. from Malden, family in Piggott.
 
2009-12-15 06:28:13 PM
namesarenotimportant: mwinberry: I'm not even gonna talk about my hometown, Piggott, AR. One of the few towns that continously fights having any kind of modern stores come in in order to keep the town historic. The only thing we have that's historic about Piggott is that Hemmingway lived here for a little bit, and he HATED it.

/oh, and "A Face in the Crowd" was partially filmed here.

and your stupid square. pretty sure that squares have equal sides. from Malden, family in Piggott.


You admit that you have family here? I'm sorry. Of course my relatives make up most of the population of Piggott.

/sorry to accidentally threadjack with Piggott bashing.
 
2009-12-15 06:31:01 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot:

GypsyJoker: or going to Sikeston for Lambert's, is luxury compared to the usual stuff here. St. Louis might only be 2 hours away, but it's a deadly-dull drive even to get something resembling culture.

There are better places in Sikeston to eat, IMO, than Lamberts, which is overpriced to boot. I'd rather eat at Dexter BBQ (there's a location there) than Lamberts, and there's a really good fried chicken place (can't remember the name but there's a big Chicken statue on a car out front and it's on Main st.) and a couple of good chinese places. I haven't tried all the restaurants there yet, but all the ones I have were much better than Lamberts. The only advantage to Lamberts I guess is that you consistently know what you're going to get, but it's going to be consistently mediocre.


Thanks! Good info for the next time we're there. (Lambert's advertises all over the Carbondale/Marion areas, so it's the one we know of the most.)
 
2009-12-15 06:31:53 PM
mwinberry: Ihaveanevilparrot:
I was just in your town last weekend to get Christmas gifts. At least you have a WalMart.


Which doesn't benefit me much since I hate WalMart and avoid it like the plague.

I know it's better than the expensive convenience stores which are the only thing available in some of the smaller towns.
 
2009-12-15 06:33:36 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot: mwinberry: Ihaveanevilparrot:
I was just in your town last weekend to get Christmas gifts. At least you have a WalMart.

Which doesn't benefit me much since I hate WalMart and avoid it like the plague.

I know it's better than the expensive convenience stores which are the only thing available in some of the smaller towns.


We have a Fred's, so I can at least get a taste of the price gouging that WalMart does.
 
2009-12-15 06:39:14 PM
mwinberry: You admit that you have family here? I'm sorry. Of course my relatives make up most of the population of Piggott.

Maybe you know the guy that married us at the courthouse, then.

He was an old, crazy, rambling, possibly alcoholic guy. He spoke so fast we couldn't catch most of what he was saying and what we did catch made no sense whatsoever. On the plus side our wedding vows went really quick....

I did laugh when my husband told him we'd been living together for 3 yrs just to "try it out" first. He didn't seem to condone that, lol.
 
2009-12-15 06:45:27 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot: mwinberry: You admit that you have family here? I'm sorry. Of course my relatives make up most of the population of Piggott.

Maybe you know the guy that married us at the courthouse, then.

He was an old, crazy, rambling, possibly alcoholic guy. He spoke so fast we couldn't catch most of what he was saying and what we did catch made no sense whatsoever. On the plus side our wedding vows went really quick....

I did laugh when my husband told him we'd been living together for 3 yrs just to "try it out" first. He didn't seem to condone that, lol.


You'll have to give me a name, cause "old, crazy, and possibly alcohlic" doesn't narrow it down too much for Piggott.
 
2009-12-15 06:50:30 PM
Big_Fat_Liar: What's the angle from The Consumersit? Is $20 too much to pay, or are they upset with the police interfering in private business transactions between consenting adults?

I get the feeling that they like to whine.

/shocked
//not really
 
2009-12-15 06:52:05 PM
BeesNuts: TheShavingofOccam123: jehovahs witness protection: Fark Sonic. They insisted on putting mayo on a perfectly good burger...TWICE. Never going back.

Some places don't put dill pickle slices on burgers. Bastards.

???

Some places are apparently entirely staffed by nazis...

If you're on the east coast and you get burgers anywhere else, I'd like to hear your rationale.


/cold as ICE

/The "little" burgers are regular burgers
//The "regular" burgers are doubles
///As God intended.


will be out there next week for last of my radiation treatments. First meal i'll ask for is 5guys
 
2009-12-15 07:03:47 PM
mwinberry: Ihaveanevilparrot: mwinberry: You admit that you have family here? I'm sorry. Of course my relatives make up most of the population of Piggott.

Maybe you know the guy that married us at the courthouse, then.

He was an old, crazy, rambling, possibly alcoholic guy. He spoke so fast we couldn't catch most of what he was saying and what we did catch made no sense whatsoever. On the plus side our wedding vows went really quick....

I did laugh when my husband told him we'd been living together for 3 yrs just to "try it out" first. He didn't seem to condone that, lol.

You'll have to give me a name, cause "old, crazy, and possibly alcohlic" doesn't narrow it down too much for Piggott.


That's funny. I just looked at my marriage certificate. Rev. Davey Winberry. I would assume you're related.

Your family's sanity is in question.
 
2009-12-15 07:13:01 PM
scrumpox: You know how it is, Missouri loves company.

I like that t-shirt too.
 
2009-12-15 07:13:24 PM
Link (new window)

100 reasons global warming can't be caused by man.
 
2009-12-15 07:13:28 PM
Hmmm, hopefully I didn't break the rules by posting that. Not sure if names fall under the whole "personal info/contact info" category. Though I dunno who would hunt down and harass some obscure old guy in a small town.
 
2009-12-15 08:09:35 PM
I get my airplane fixed at the Cape Girardeau airport. Been there a few times. Seemed to be an inoffensive town.
 
2009-12-15 08:26:29 PM
Nice to see Missouri represent! I've never lived in Cape but I sent one daughter for a very expensive 4 month vacation there once.

I love Lamberts!! Portions are huge (no, I'm not fat) and if you like country cooking they are great.

If you are looking for really good food, I live on "The Hill" in St. Louis - the Italian neighborhood.
 
2009-12-15 08:42:17 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot: mwinberry: Ihaveanevilparrot: mwinberry: You admit that you have family here? I'm sorry. Of course my relatives make up most of the population of Piggott.

Maybe you know the guy that married us at the courthouse, then.

He was an old, crazy, rambling, possibly alcoholic guy. He spoke so fast we couldn't catch most of what he was saying and what we did catch made no sense whatsoever. On the plus side our wedding vows went really quick....

I did laugh when my husband told him we'd been living together for 3 yrs just to "try it out" first. He didn't seem to condone that, lol.

You'll have to give me a name, cause "old, crazy, and possibly alcohlic" doesn't narrow it down too much for Piggott.

That's funny. I just looked at my marriage certificate. Rev. Davey Winberry. I would assume you're related.

Your family's sanity is in question.

He is related to me, distantly. And my family's sanity has always been in question.

Ihaveanevilparrot: Hmmm, hopefully I didn't break the rules by posting that. Not sure if names fall under the whole "personal info/contact info" category. Though I dunno who would hunt down and harass some obscure old guy in a small town.

I don't think he's got much to worry about. I take it for granted you've heard of the town of Pollard. It's named for the other side of my family
 
2009-12-15 08:47:10 PM
Cape is not an offensive, dull, depressing town. Neither is Sikeston. It IS however, small town living and all that goes with that.

/have lived in Sikeston pretty much my whole life
//still don't mean I want greasy rolls thrown at my head
 
2009-12-15 09:56:14 PM
Sparky The Wonder Ferret: I love Lamberts!! Portions are huge (no, I'm not fat) and if you like country cooking they are great.

I like country cooking and that's why I think they're mediocre. My mother in law does real southern food, so do a lot of my other in laws, and Lamberts is pretty bland in comparison. Maybe they don't use enough lard and butter, I dunno.

My favorite restaurant in St. Louis is Seki's, but I'm not big on eating italian food when I go out.
I ate at an ethiopian place that was pretty good too, but they took FOREVER to bring our food.
 
2009-12-15 10:09:16 PM
morgantx: Our local Sonic sells 1/2 oz. weed for $15. Over the speaker, you just ask them if they have "the special".

At some In-'n'-Outs, that's called "animal style".

/You have to know which ones
//Why hasn't this devolved into a burger thread yet?
 
2009-12-16 12:04:28 AM
Ihaveanevilparrot:

My favorite restaurant in St. Louis is Seki's, but I'm not big on eating italian food when I go out.
I ate at an ethiopian place that was pretty good too, but they took FOREVER to bring our food.


Was that Red Star? I've never eaten there, but I've been looking for "nearby" Ethiopian, and I've heard Red Star is pretty decent.

Was in StL last weekend; dinner at Fitz's. Root beer was yummy, but I was underwhelmed by the Voodoo Pizza.
 
2009-12-16 12:41:21 AM
KickahaOta: I knew that Sega had fallen on hard times, but I never thought it would come to this.

www.penny-arcade.com
 
2009-12-16 01:14:03 AM
Cape is pretty decent compared to the Bootheel below Sikeston. It just seems like a post-apocalyptic world down there and basically stays that way until you get to Memphis. Blytheville is especially bad.

My only grip with Cape is the billboards against Abortion every mile and also the rows of crosses right in front of the office building and next to the interstate. It just seems sooo tacky.
 
2009-12-16 04:51:58 AM
Southeast might sound bad, but if you live in southwest you know why they call it "417".

Link (new window)
 
2009-12-16 04:58:29 AM
When I was a teenager in Florida I had a very, very short term job where two of my coworkers (also in their teens) were selling a veritable cornucopia of recreational pharmaceuticals out of a Dairy Farm drive-up kiosk. One of their most frequent customers was the local County Treasurer.

However that was over 20 years ago, and naturally Florida has completely turned around for the better since then, right?
 
2009-12-16 06:07:22 AM
My wife and I paddled the Mississippi RIver in 2005 and stayed with a faculty member from SEMO when we got to Cape G. The town looked rough around the edges, but the people were nice as hell.

/yeah, cool story bro
// Paddling down the Mississippi (new window)
 
2009-12-16 09:17:48 AM
Ihaveanevilparrot: GypsyJoker: destitute college kid: I lived in Cape Girardeau for four years. It's one of the most miserable places in America.

I live in Carbondale, IL. When the family and I want a decent restaurant and a short road trip, we head to Cape.

At least SEMO isn't talking about closing its doors in March due to massive budget fail, and your academic buildings don't need to be condemned.

Cape Girardeau >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Carbondale

I can one up you. I lived in Chester, IL for awhile. Their bowling alley had been closed for years and there was no movie theater or anything. They DID have a Popeye (the sailor man) museum, how exciting! We went to Carbondale for something to do...
My husband worked in Gorham,IL for a few days. How can a post office be brand new and surrounded by dilapidated trailers?


Your government and tax dollars at work. Seriously. I live in OK (which I happen to looove; everyone's friendly, beautiful country, no high cost of living and plenty to do); and you see these new post offices among boarded up buildings all the time, even when nothing else remains of the town. Why do you think the price of stamps keep going up?

Could it be the same reasoning that brought down Government Motors? The unions perhaps?

PS: Suck it OK haters.
 
2009-12-16 09:30:29 AM
morgantx: steve_s: morgantx: Our local Sonic sells 1/2 oz. weed for $15. Over the speaker, you just ask them if they have "the special".

$15 for a half ounce? Are you sure it isn't oregano?

I never said it was GOOD weed. It's schwag, and it's pretty much crap. And we do have a good network from Mexico, but a lot of it is locally grown, and nobody around here knows how to grow decent weed, so anything local is pretty much crap. Going rate for that crap is $15 for a half, $25 for an ounce. Decent KB is $25 for a half and $40 for an ounce (last I checked, which was like 2 years ago).


I always wonder in these threads why no one worries about outing their drug use/connections, etc. Don't people get outed on Facebook, etc. for far less, thus ending up a Fark headline?

//don't give a crap what you do, just thought that was weird. I see it all the time on Fark now
 
2009-12-16 09:35:23 AM
Ihaveanevilparrot: Hmmm, hopefully I didn't break the rules by posting that. Not sure if names fall under the whole "personal info/contact info" category. Though I dunno who would hunt down and harass some obscure old guy in a small town.

Don't underestimate the insanity/free time of Farkers.
 
2009-12-16 10:23:03 AM
morgantx: steve_s: morgantx: Our local Sonic sells 1/2 oz. weed for $15. Over the speaker, you just ask them if they have "the special".

$15 for a half ounce? Are you sure it isn't oregano?

I never said it was GOOD weed. It's schwag, and it's pretty much crap. And we do have a good network from Mexico, but a lot of it is locally grown, and nobody around here knows how to grow decent weed, so anything local is pretty much crap. Going rate for that crap is $15 for a half, $25 for an ounce. Decent KB is $25 for a half and $40 for an ounce (last I checked, which was like 2 years ago).


Can I buy some pot from you?
 
2009-12-16 05:41:33 PM
Ihaveanevilparrot: destitute college kid: Ihaveanevilparrot: As someone who has been to some of the most miserable places in America, I strongly disagree. Go anywhere on the Mexican border then talk about miserable. I would say Cape Girardeau isn't even one of the top 500 most miserable places in America.

Fair enough. I guess I mean that, for a place its size, its relative wealth and its relative proximity to other interesting parts of the country, it astounds me how depressing it is.

I'm from Cincinnati, don't talk to me about depressing :p
Even our football team is/was depressing.
Though I've been to Gary, IN, and they seem to take the cake.

But, I agree, Missouri in general does seem to be pretty damn impoverished as far as states go. Southeast Missouri is pretty bad.


The Rams are worse

/From Cape Girardeau
 
2009-12-16 05:45:22 PM
destitute college kid: paygun: It's Dempster if I remember right. Nicknamed Dumpster.

Ah yes. Dearmont was the business building, I think.


Dearmont is the dorm Dempster is the business building

/Work for the university
 
2009-12-17 12:36:29 AM
Farked_In_The_Head: I always wonder in these threads why no one worries about outing their drug use/connections, etc. Don't people get outed on Facebook, etc. for far less, thus ending up a Fark headline?

//don't give a crap what you do, just thought that was weird. I see it all the time on Fark now


Ah, but you have to understand the difference in what's being said. I'm just explaining what the going rate is for weed in my area, and that's common knowledge around here. We're in the middle of a major drug corridor, so drugs (particularly weed and coke) are cheap down here. That's not unusual. That said, I really could care less about "outing" the guy dealing from out of the Sonic. I actually don't smoke weed or do drugs (I tried weed once in high school and it didn't make me high. After that, I figured it was kind of stupid to risk getting thrown in jail for something that didn't even make me high.)--I know about the Sonic thing because I used to work at a Sonic. I know that the sales managers at a couple of local car dealerships deal coke because I used to work in car sales. And I used to be a stripper--you'd be surprised at how much people will talk to their strippers.

The guys on facebook getting outed? Usually because they post some picture of themselves SMOKING A JOINT! Or because they go on FB or Twitter and say, "Man, I'm so f-ing high right now!" I remember a guy from our local Area Defense Counsel (back when I was in the Air Force--ADC is the defense attorneys for military court-martial matters) talking to us about ADC and what they do. Someone asked him about how many folks get busted on random urinalysis for drugs. He replied, "Not a lot. UAs are mostly a deterrent. Most people get busted because apparently getting high just isn't as much fun if you don't run around going, 'Man, I am SOOOO high!'"
 
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