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(Athens Banner Herald)   Small Georgia mountain town just opened a moonshine distillery in their City Hall, which is housed in a NASCAR museum   (onlineathens.com) divider line 102
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2012-11-17 09:22:22 PM  
Figure out how put the whole mess on the world's biggest monster truck and we'd have redneck nirvana.
 
2012-11-17 09:31:21 PM  
Does it sell Dick Trickle Lighting?
 
2012-11-17 09:33:10 PM  
This seems appropriate: (NSFW)

Link
 
2012-11-17 09:36:58 PM  
Efficiencey,
 
2012-11-17 09:37:00 PM  
Well, given the bootlegging history of NASCAR it is somewhat appropriate.

That being said I would have thought that rally racing was closer to bootlegging driving.
 
2012-11-17 09:38:27 PM  
There are basically two stereotypes of rural southerners. One is the bible thumping, self-righteous xenophobe. The other is this. I like this one better.
 
2012-11-17 09:38:37 PM  
I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this.
 
2012-11-17 09:40:10 PM  

Special ED209: I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this.


Well, bless your heart.
 
2012-11-17 09:40:25 PM  

badgerb: Does it sell Dick Trickle Lighting?


No but there's a big-ass outlet mall up that way too - will my wife get suspicious if I volunteer to go shopping up there with her?

"just drop me off at City Hall honey, you can pick me up when you're done!
 
2012-11-17 09:42:12 PM  
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2012-11-17 09:42:22 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Well, given the bootlegging history of NASCAR it is somewhat appropriate.

That being said I would have thought that rally racing was closer to bootlegging driving.


Well said and very true.
/Yes I read Kandy Colored Streamlined Flake Baby
 
2012-11-17 09:42:40 PM  

catzies: Special ED209: I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this.

Well, bless your heart.


Alternatively here in Nashville,
"Well, you have a nice day then."
 
2012-11-17 09:43:29 PM  

Special ED209: I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this
.


That seems pretty dumb.
 
2012-11-17 09:45:11 PM  
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2012-11-17 09:45:36 PM  
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If that was any more redneck, it would be named Bubba. I may have to visit.
 
2012-11-17 09:49:58 PM  
They have this in Fairmont WV, go to hestonfarm.com.
I bought a bottle of the corn, you do pour it out of the pig's ass.
However, it does have a bite.
/good stuff
hestonfarm.com
 
2012-11-17 09:50:29 PM  
They're not even trying to fight stereotypes, are they?
 
2012-11-17 09:52:49 PM  

colithian: They're not even trying to fight stereotypes, are they?


How else do you keep them alive?
 
2012-11-17 09:52:51 PM  
Here's a bit of sad history that may put this odd combination of City Hall, Racing Museum, and moonshine still into perspective. Several years ago, Bill Elliot (aka Awesome Bill from Dawsonville) was involved in building the museum. The idea was to bring tourist traffic into Dawson county. What he failed to take into account is that Dawsonville is way the hell up Georgia 400. Getting to the museum takes you a few miles down a two-lane highway into the very tiny town of Dawsonville. Bless his heart. There's just not a lot of reason for anybody to through that area unless you're trying to get to some other asscrack town up that way. I'm sure gas prices just put the final nail into the coffin.

Putting City Hall into that building doesn't really surprise me - it IS the nicest building in town (which isn't saying a whole lot). The still is just icing on the cake.

Bless his heart. Bless all their hearts.
 
2012-11-17 09:54:03 PM  

colithian: They're not even trying to fight stereotypes, are they?


they're fighting stereotypes just like farkers fight stereotypes
 
2012-11-17 09:54:09 PM  
Far too easy

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2012-11-17 09:56:21 PM  
It's funny how some stereotypes are so off limits yet others are "hilarious."
 
2012-11-17 09:57:07 PM  
FTA: "Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mountains and the maroon..."

You misspelled "moran."
 
2012-11-17 09:59:10 PM  

catzies: Special ED209: I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this.

Well, bless your heart.


Are you gonna let her insult you like that? (She called you a moran.)
 
2012-11-17 10:01:46 PM  

colithian: They're not even trying to fight stereotypes, are they?


Honestly, if they get rid of the moralizing, judgementalness, xenophobia, racism, and other negative crap...then, hell, I'd even stop by and join them for a hoot 'n a holler or whatever they call having a fun time. Cultural stereotypes aren't a good thing in general, but I figure people are allowed to get past them to the point where they can be all 'Let's be quaint and kitschy and go wrestle greased hogs this weekend.' Not saying these folks or most of the south are quite there, but they're getting closer. The ones who are serious about all of that crap seem to dwindle every generation. Hopefully a few more and they'll be pretty much gone.

/Undoubtedly someone will be in here shortly to explain how I'm the REAL racist because stamping your feet about white pride in every conversation you can interject it into and wearing coveralls 6 days a week is totally equivalent to some weekend Latino Pride festival exploring their roots.
/Despite my entire post having described the fact that once you can get past that to the point where it can be a weekend thing you're allowed to sit at the big boy table.
 
2012-11-17 10:01:48 PM  
"Let me tell the story; I can tell it all . . ."
 
2012-11-17 10:05:42 PM  
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2012-11-17 10:09:11 PM  

Silly Jesus: It's funny how some stereotypes are so off limits yet others are "hilarious."


"yessah, Massah."

"Can I come up to the Big House and has some wattamellin?"
 
2012-11-17 10:17:25 PM  

Silly Jesus: It's funny how some stereotypes are so off limits yet others are "hilarious."


Well said


That being said. I really don't see a problem. It seems most of the time folks are complaining about how govment is far to impersonal, stuffy, out of touch.
Seems like maybe these folks, while I'm sure are quite proffesional, are a little bit more open and down to earth. Even if same old politics are abound.
 
2012-11-17 10:18:43 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: catzies: Special ED209: I believe the term for this is, Yee Haa.

/ I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.

// Specifically because of hillbilly shiat like this.

Well, bless your heart.

Are you gonna let her insult you like that? (She called you a moran.)


Eh, It's an irrational hatred for all southern yokels. Perhaps I just haven't met any normal (?) southerners. All I've ever met are Bubbas. Mouth breathing, inbred looking (usually) foul smelling Bubbas. I shouldn't judge the entire lower half of the country based on the many, many hillbillies I've met.

I'm sure that there are plenty of them that shower and can form a sentence without using the word (s) "y'all" or "Down the holler there by yonder crick"

/ I do like Foghorn Leghorn if that redeems me in some small way.
// It is an irrational feeling. Maybe one day it'll pass. Like a kidney stone or something...
 
2012-11-17 10:19:30 PM  
It's not really "moonshine" if it's legal.
 
2012-11-17 10:22:24 PM  
Silly Jesus (farkied: Jesus must indeed seem silly to this guy): It's funny how some stereotypes are so off limits yet others are "hilarious."

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2012-11-17 10:24:54 PM  
Special ED209:r crick"

/ I do like Foghorn Leghorn if that redeems me in some small way.


"Ah say, ah say, Dawg . . ."

/still funny.
 
2012-11-17 10:27:11 PM  
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2012-11-17 10:37:18 PM  

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Ooooh you glorious bastard...

My inner pre-teen just bust a nut...
 
2012-11-17 10:37:55 PM  
I hooked up with a couple of bootleggers in Tennessee once. I don't remember exactly what happened, but I think we drove around on the backroads of Tennessee for about 18 hours, drinking and delivering moonshine.
 
2012-11-17 10:39:58 PM  
Dawsonville, NASCAR, and alcohol, you say?

www.cmt.com

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2012-11-17 10:46:57 PM  
narwhaler.com
 
2012-11-17 10:55:19 PM  

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.......you know that's a shop, right? i mean, the boxes are smaller than his foot. the laptop looks about the size of a DVD case. And he's covered in what i assume to be soccer gear.
 
2012-11-17 10:59:58 PM  
Dear Dawsonville, Actually no---you were the GOLD RUSH of the south. Lavonia was the start of Nascar and White Lightening. WHICH.... BTW is what GA Moonshine is lovingly called.
 
2012-11-17 11:02:45 PM  

Special ED209: / I have successfully avoided the south like a fat man avoids salad for 40 years.


I lol'd for two reasons. 1) I used to have a rather stupid turtle named Ed, so I nicknamed him "Special Ed."

But I also laughed at the salad part. I'm not even fat and salads unnerve me for some reason.
 
2012-11-17 11:03:57 PM  
I depart with artillery
with artillery
with artillery
with artillery

/hopefully not obscure
 
2012-11-17 11:04:35 PM  

Guuberre: Here's a bit of sad history that may put this odd combination of City Hall, Racing Museum, and moonshine still into perspective. Several years ago, Bill Elliot (aka Awesome Bill from Dawsonville) was involved in building the museum. The idea was to bring tourist traffic into Dawson county. What he failed to take into account is that Dawsonville is way the hell up Georgia 400. Getting to the museum takes you a few miles down a two-lane highway into the very tiny town of Dawsonville. Bless his heart. There's just not a lot of reason for anybody to through that area unless you're trying to get to some other asscrack town up that way. I'm sure gas prices just put the final nail into the coffin.


Should have built it next to the outlet mall.
 
2012-11-17 11:07:12 PM  
They also have the international Cletus Hall of Fame.

I'll bet a lot of people are going to be to torn between going to this place and Branson.
 
2012-11-17 11:07:51 PM  

Bucky Katt: It's not really "moonshine" if it's legal.


I'm guessing it's illegal to set up a still in the garage, even for personal use?
I can home brew beer, so where is the cut off point between legal booze making and illegal?
I could use a new project, building a small still could be interesting.
 
2012-11-17 11:08:10 PM  
Is it customary to mix moonshine, or is that a no-no? Ive heard moonshine burns on the way down and even a bit in the belly, but I never got a crack at the real deal before my kidneys soured. People can exaggerate.

/Pineapple has a bold enough flavor to mask 151 to enjoyable, wouldnt be too much of a stretch to try it with 190
 
2012-11-17 11:10:46 PM  

Special ED209: Eh, It's an irrational hatred for all southern yokels. Perhaps I just haven't met any normal (?) southerners. All I've ever met are Bubbas. Mouth breathing, inbred looking (usually) foul smelling Bubbas. I shouldn't judge the entire lower half of the country based on the many, many hillbillies I've met.

I'm sure that there are plenty of them that shower and can form a sentence without using the word (s) "y'all" or "Down the holler there by yonder crick"

/ I do like Foghorn Leghorn if that redeems me in some small way.
// It is an irrational feeling. Maybe one day it'll pass. Like a kidney stone or something...


You aren't describing Southerners. You're describing rednecks, who can be found any place where there is no glow from city lights.
 
2012-11-17 11:13:06 PM  

Special ED209: AssAsInAssassin: catzies: Special ED209:

" based on the many, many hillbillies I've met."




Bullshiat. You've never met an actual hillbilly that said "Down the holler there by yonder crick".
 
2012-11-17 11:14:20 PM  

Rip Dashrock: I'm guessing it's illegal to set up a still in the garage, even for personal use?
I can home brew beer, so where is the cut off point between legal booze making and illegal?



Home brewing beer is still illegal in some states, even for small amounts. And in most tolerant states, I believe you cross the line when you start selling your booze without a state license.

You could probably brew a little more than legal and sell some as long as you didnt get big enough to draw federal attention.
 
2012-11-17 11:15:13 PM  
The front doors must chime every time they slide open.
 
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