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(WHNT Huntsville)   Country singer Wayne Mills dead at 44, after being shot by bar owner for lighting up a cigarette in the in the non-smoking section. Definitely was his last honky tonk   (whnt.com) divider line 92
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2013-11-24 12:17:21 AM  
Damn, subby wasn't kidding.  What a stupid reason to shoot someone.
 
2013-11-24 12:21:43 AM  

Lsherm: Damn, subby wasn't kidding.  What a stupid reason to shoot someone.


Good luck getting any act to play your venue now, Mr. Ferrell.
 
2013-11-24 12:28:17 AM  
Who?
 
2013-11-24 12:31:00 AM  

texdent: Who?


That Arab native guy

/you know
//ex-smoker
 
2013-11-24 12:36:34 AM  
See, Smoking Kills.
 
2013-11-24 01:04:43 AM  
Arab?

Do they pronounce it Ay-rab?
 
2013-11-24 01:05:53 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Arab?

Do they pronounce it Ay-rab?


Yes, as a matter of fact.  There's an Arab, GA, too, also pronounced Ay' rabb.
 
2013-11-24 01:08:30 AM  
Apparently this bar will be on Bar Rescue tomorrow night?
 
2013-11-24 01:26:01 AM  

Kygz: Apparently this bar will be on Bar Rescue tomorrow night?


No kidding?  I like that show.
 
2013-11-24 01:33:23 AM  

Lsherm: Kygz: Apparently this bar will be on Bar Rescue tomorrow night?

No kidding?  I like that show.


That's what someone in the article comments said. I like the show as well, even if it heavily edited.
 
2013-11-24 01:33:45 AM  
Smoking kills.  Duh!
 
2013-11-24 02:01:56 AM  
When the sign says "No Smoking", they mean it.
 
2013-11-24 02:12:44 AM  
I guess it is true, there are people biatching at Spike TV on twitter not to air tomorrow's episode of Bar Rescue bcause it features this guy.  Personally I want them to air it, so I can see this guy and maybe get some satisfaction out of Taffer treating him like shiat.
 
2013-11-24 03:38:46 AM  

Kygz: I guess it is true, there are people biatching at Spike TV on twitter not to air tomorrow's episode of Bar Rescue bcause it features this guy.  Personally I want them to air it, so I can see this guy and maybe get some satisfaction out of Taffer treating him like shiat.


Oh God, can you imagine the free publicity.  They're probably already filming the extra coda:  "The owner shot and killed a patron shortly after this episode was filmed."
 
2013-11-24 03:59:50 AM  
On one hand, a smoker was killed.  On the other hand, he was killed by gunshot.

Mike Bloomberg must feel really conflicted right now.
 
2013-11-24 07:24:22 AM  
Just to watch him die.
 
2013-11-24 07:30:42 AM  

Kygz: Apparently this bar will be on Bar Rescue tomorrow night?


Now that will be awkward.

\and really, is he just a local act or is he supposed to be someone I could've heard of if I listened to Southern Pop?
 
2013-11-24 07:34:50 AM  
I think the guy was entitled to the slow version myself


img.fark.net
 
2013-11-24 07:37:44 AM  
fark you anti-smokers grumpy.  You should have a smoke.
 
2013-11-24 07:41:07 AM  
I hate cigarettes, but a gun is never the answer.
 
2013-11-24 07:41:28 AM  
√ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes
 
2013-11-24 07:46:51 AM  
Cigarette my ass.Sounds like these two fellers were buttsexing on each other.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-24 07:52:45 AM  
Wow. I thought people in Massachusetts were anti-smoking.
 
2013-11-24 08:01:30 AM  
Was this guy Mylie Cyrus' father, or Lady Gaga's lesbian lover?  If neither, I don't think I have heard of him before...
 
2013-11-24 08:06:17 AM  
Headline fails to mention that the "victim" could easily have been carrying skittles. There's really no way to know until after the whole thing is over.

STAND YOUR GROUND!
 
2013-11-24 08:07:47 AM  
Responsible Gun OwnerTM
 
2013-11-24 08:10:47 AM  

i42.tinypic.com

 
2013-11-24 08:15:59 AM  
Did owner use his smoking gun?
 
2013-11-24 08:20:04 AM  

Deadite: d

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.


Something about "Butt kicking", no doubt
 
2013-11-24 08:41:32 AM  
I'm guessing it wasn't REALLY about the smoking.
 
2013-11-24 09:28:56 AM  
"'Music City Mess" - A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Taffer for help".

I'd say if anything, DirecTV's description for tonight's Bar Rescue is something of an understatement.
 
2013-11-24 09:30:06 AM  
Hence the smoking gun theory.
 
2013-11-24 09:35:09 AM  
The situation would have made  the perfect country song if a woman was involved.
 
2013-11-24 09:35:54 AM  
Too funny. Why wouldn't a gun owner de-escalate a minor situation by calling the cops, but instead let it get out of control to the point of pulling a gun? And this was the owner of the bar, who should know how run a bar. Has he never seen "Roadhouse"? Be nice!
 
2013-11-24 09:37:41 AM  
DAMN that sucks.....dude was awesome back in the day playing at Harry's. Good times and goo music.


But......Play stupid games,win stupid prizes
 
2013-11-24 09:38:39 AM  
It will be interesting to hear the details once they come out, but in the meantime...

The "breaking" news on that site is farking crazy. How was this not all over the national news, especially after what they did to the baby? More details about the case here.
 
2013-11-24 09:43:33 AM  
  "According to CBS station WTVF, the Arab native was shot around 5 a.m. at the Pit and Barrel Bar on Second Avenue. "

Was the bar owner standing on a beach?
 
2013-11-24 09:51:18 AM  

skinink: Too funny. Why wouldn't a gun owner de-escalate a minor situation by calling the cops, but instead let it get out of control to the point of pulling a gun? And this was the owner of the bar, who should know how run a bar. Has he never seen "Roadhouse"? Be nice!


Southerners ( well, Rednecks)...it's part of the culture....

/ not Southern, but there are some hicks & rednecks in my State ( Oregon) who would also "solve" problems this way...
// kinda puts the lie to the "Portlandia" image that we have nationwide, IMHO.
 
2013-11-24 09:55:14 AM  

Gunderson: Was the bar owner standing on a beach?


Staring at the sea, staring at the sand.
 
2013-11-24 09:57:22 AM  
According to his official Facebook page, Mills died Saturday afternoon.

Who in the hell updates their Facebook page after they die?
And how do you react to that?  Do you "Like" a status update that says "I am dead LOL"?
 
2013-11-24 09:58:52 AM  
Police said Ferrell claims he shot the victim in self-defense. They said he had a valid handgun carry permit

Well he must be telling the truth since we've been told over and over again that law abiding gun owners would never shoot and kill someone otherwise.
 
2013-11-24 10:00:56 AM  
I blame smokeless powder.
 
2013-11-24 10:02:54 AM  

syrynxx: According to his official Facebook page, Mills died Saturday afternoon.

Who in the hell updates their Facebook page after they die?
And how do you react to that?  Do you "Like" a status update that says "I am dead LOL"?


I lost a friend of mine a few years ago now, a man well known for following a fringe type of motorsport all over the country. His mother updates his page occasionally, and those of us that knew him touch bases there once in a while.
 
2013-11-24 10:11:26 AM  

xrayspx: "'Music City Mess" - A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Taffer for help".

I'd say if anything, DirecTV's description for tonight's Bar Rescue is something of an understatement.


Spike's site has that episode replaced with "Bar Fight."
 
2013-11-24 10:27:46 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Arab?

Do they pronounce it Ay-rab?


I think there's an Arab Alabama too. An Korean Redneck Comedian uses his wife's hometown of Arab in his jokes. One of my favorites was concerning the food in the town. They got a new Eye-Talian restaurant but "it ain't no Olive Garden".
 
2013-11-24 10:31:30 AM  
Lets see...Country music singer shot and killed in a Nashville bar by the owner.  I'm sure the bar's person in charge of booking entertainment is doing a facepalm right about now...
 
2013-11-24 10:40:14 AM  
Now he will be famous just like that Biggie Smalls fella .
 
2013-11-24 10:40:40 AM  
Alcohol, tobacco and firearms are a deadly mix.
 
2013-11-24 10:41:16 AM  
It's Nashville, but not that Nashville.
 
2013-11-24 10:44:59 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Alcohol, tobacco and firearms are a deadly mix.


i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-24 10:59:00 AM  

arcas: Lets see...Country music singer shot and killed in a Nashville bar by the owner.  I'm sure the bar's person in charge of booking entertainment is doing a facepalm right about now...


And now the episode of "Bar Rescue" that the owner was on is probably never going to be aired. There's something about embarrassing crap that means it'll never be aired.

There's an episode of COPS where someone shot the cameraman in the foot and now the only ep with my city in it will never be aired when I'd go out of my way to make time to watch that episode.

WHY TV GODS!? WHY?!
 
2013-11-24 10:59:12 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: skinink: Too funny. Why wouldn't a gun owner de-escalate a minor situation by calling the cops, but instead let it get out of control to the point of pulling a gun? And this was the owner of the bar, who should know how run a bar. Has he never seen "Roadhouse"? Be nice!

Southerners ( well, Rednecks)...it's part of the culture....

/ not Southern, but there are some hicks & rednecks in my State ( Oregon) who would also "solve" problems this way...
// kinda puts the lie to the "Portlandia" image that we have nationwide, IMHO.




Well, sure, but Portlandia is a humorous exaggeration of Portland. It does not apply to Oregon City, or Boring, or any of the many, many other small town burgs that people flee in order to move to Portland.

I live near a small city in California that has a college; it is an island of sanity surrounded by a sea of red neck tea party types.
 
2013-11-24 11:00:28 AM  
 
2013-11-24 11:01:24 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
that's one life Jenny could have saved.
 
2013-11-24 11:18:30 AM  
"Country" music is all about "ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do I'ma rebel, I tell you what, what're you lookin at".

Way to keep it real.
 
2013-11-24 11:20:55 AM  

Alphax: I hate cigarettes, but a gun is never the answer.


Except on an elevator.
 
2013-11-24 11:27:59 AM  

Jeep2011: The situation would have made  the perfect country song if a woman was involved.


No.  Because it needs the following - mama, trains, trucks, prison, and getting drunk
 
2013-11-24 11:31:31 AM  

SithLord: Jeep2011: The situation would have made  the perfect country song if a woman was involved.

No.  Because it needs the following - mama, trains, trucks, prison, and getting drunk


www.savingcountrymusic.com
 
2013-11-24 11:33:00 AM  

MFAWG: syrynxx: According to his official Facebook page, Mills died Saturday afternoon.

Who in the hell updates their Facebook page after they die?
And how do you react to that?  Do you "Like" a status update that says "I am dead LOL"?

I lost a friend of mine a few years ago now, a man well known for following a fringe type of motorsport all over the country. His mother updates his page occasionally, and those of us that knew him touch bases there once in a while.


Same.  Went to school with a gal who took her life last year.  Her family keeps her FB active so people can post and tag her about missing her.  Her adult and teen kids post updates to her wall on a fairly regular basis talking about their daily lives as though she were still around.  Eventually, as the days continue to move forward, I'm sure over time those will get less and less and drop entirely.  For some, it's a healing method.
 
2013-11-24 11:35:32 AM  
The headline had the makings of a great country song, right up to "for lighting up a cigarette"
 
2013-11-24 11:38:07 AM  
How does a bar owner trying to fix his radio become news?
 
2013-11-24 11:39:24 AM  
Stand Your Ground! Stand Your Ground!

Guns aren't the problem
The problem is that some idiots get their hands on guns
 
2013-11-24 11:41:11 AM  

SithLord: MFAWG: syrynxx: According to his official Facebook page, Mills died Saturday afternoon.

Who in the hell updates their Facebook page after they die?
And how do you react to that?  Do you "Like" a status update that says "I am dead LOL"?

I lost a friend of mine a few years ago now, a man well known for following a fringe type of motorsport all over the country. His mother updates his page occasionally, and those of us that knew him touch bases there once in a while.

Same.  Went to school with a gal who took her life last year.  Her family keeps her FB active so people can post and tag her about missing her.  Her adult and teen kids post updates to her wall on a fairly regular basis talking about their daily lives as though she were still around.  Eventually, as the days continue to move forward, I'm sure over time those will get less and less and drop entirely.  For some, it's a healing method.


It would be truly  sad if her Facebook page gets more traffic now then when she was alive.
 
2013-11-24 11:47:55 AM  
Apparently it used to be "BoondoxXx BBQ."
 
2013-11-24 11:54:40 AM  

Repo Man: Forbidden Doughnut: skinink: Too funny. Why wouldn't a gun owner de-escalate a minor situation by calling the cops, but instead let it get out of control to the point of pulling a gun? And this was the owner of the bar, who should know how run a bar. Has he never seen "Roadhouse"? Be nice!

Southerners ( well, Rednecks)...it's part of the culture....

/ not Southern, but there are some hicks & rednecks in my State ( Oregon) who would also "solve" problems this way...
// kinda puts the lie to the "Portlandia" image that we have nationwide, IMHO.



Well, sure, but Portlandia is a humorous exaggeration of Portland. It does not apply to Oregon City, or Boring, or any of the many, many other small town burgs that people flee in order to move to Portland.

I live near a small city in California that has a college; it is an island of sanity surrounded by a sea of red neck tea party types.


Must be Chico.
Beer Can Beach FTW!!
 
2013-11-24 11:59:49 AM  

Trik: Stand Your Ground! Stand Your Ground!

Guns aren't the problem
The problem is that some idiots get their hands on guns


Agreed.  How about more laws regulating the latter and less regulating the former.
 
2013-11-24 12:15:21 PM  

AngryDragon: fark you anti-smokers grumpy.  You should have a smoke.


This.
 
2013-11-24 12:16:09 PM  

i78.photobucket.com

 
2013-11-24 12:18:17 PM  

Gunderson: "According to CBS station WTVF, the Arab native was shot around 5 a.m. at the Pit and Barrel Bar on Second Avenue. "

Was the bar owner standing on a beach?


Nicely obscure, stranger.
 
2013-11-24 12:18:45 PM  
FriarReb98:

\and really, is he just a local act or is he supposed to be someone I could've heard of if I listened to Southern Pop?

He's regional.  Not southern pop at all, he was more traditional outlaw country style.
He opened for Jamey Johnson for a while, if that helps at all.
 
2013-11-24 12:19:46 PM  

jaytkay: "Country" music is all about "ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do I'ma rebel, I tell you what, what're you lookin at".

Way to keep it real.


I bet you think rap is all about drugs and guns, and metal is all about satan and death.
 
2013-11-24 12:20:59 PM  
RIP LANE, MILLS

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-24 12:21:39 PM  

You know who else shot dead an Arab native?


www.britannica.com

 
2013-11-24 12:28:24 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: jaytkay: "Country" music is all about "ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do I'ma rebel, I tell you what, what're you lookin at".

Way to keep it real.

I bet you think rap is all about drugs and guns, and metal is all about satan and death.



Of course, with that mentality, \m/ rules!  Hail Satan!  Or Hail Satin if you like the softness.
 
2013-11-24 12:31:05 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-11-24 12:42:14 PM  

Deadite: √ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes


You forgot about Momma, and trains and prison, and trucks, and the rain....
 
2013-11-24 12:46:41 PM  

R.A.Danny: Deadite: √ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes

You forgot about Momma, and trains and prison, and trucks, and the rain....


And a blind man driving an 18 wheeler going through the guardrail and landing on a cripple boy and his faithful dog.
 
2013-11-24 12:52:30 PM  

czetie: R.A.Danny: Deadite: √ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes

You forgot about Momma, and trains and prison, and trucks, and the rain....

And a blind man driving an 18 wheeler going through the guardrail and landing on a cripple boy and his faithful dog.


The Aristocrats! Teddy Bear
 
2013-11-24 01:29:35 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: It will be interesting to hear the details once they come out, but in the meantime...

The "breaking" news on that site is farking crazy. How was this not all over the national news, especially after what they did to the baby? More details about the case here.


Black people, Drugs. Doesn't fit in to the Nancy grace outrage model.

we now continue with our regularly scheduled thread

/didn't need to read about a baby being stomped to death
 
2013-11-24 01:54:52 PM  
I'm Bill Hicks and I'm dead now, 'cause I smoke cigarettes. Cigarettes didn't kill me - a bunch of non-smokers kicked the shiat out of me one night. I tried to run - they had more energy than I, I tried to hide - they heard me wheezing.
 
2013-11-24 02:10:27 PM  
Unless there is more to the story, I am guessing the bar owner is going to be doing a considerable stretch of time in prison.  Mills blowing smoke in his face isn't putting his life in imminent danger.
 
2013-11-24 02:44:12 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: jaytkay: "Country" music is all about "ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do I'ma rebel, I tell you what, what're you lookin at".

Way to keep it real.

I bet you think rap is all about drugs and guns, and metal is all about satan and death.


Oh jeez I over-simplified. I forgot to mention that popular country is also about trucks, sex, potsmoking, and drinking.

Like all pop music, 90% of country is formulaic and boring.

/ I like Hank, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, Emmylou and tons of other stuff that doesn't get airplay.
 
2013-11-24 02:56:21 PM  

Lsherm: Damn, subby wasn't kidding.  What a stupid reason to shoot someone.


I for one am glad to see the no-smoking rules enforced.
 
2013-11-24 03:03:02 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Unless there is more to the story, I am guessing the bar owner is going to be doing a considerable stretch of time in prison.


For shooting an Ay-rab?  Remember, the jury is going to be from Tennessee.
 
2013-11-24 03:12:38 PM  

Lsherm: Damn, subby wasn't kidding.  What a stupid reason to shoot someone.


Yeah, it's not like he was talking on a cell phone or anything.
 
2013-11-24 03:17:34 PM  
MFAWG:
I lost a friend of mine a few years ago now, a man well known for following a fringe type of motorsport all over the country. His mother updates his page occasionally, and those of us that knew him touch bases there once in a while.

Fringe motorsports types tend to form tight communities like that.
 
2013-11-24 05:30:05 PM  

Deadite: √ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes


Those points are radical.
 
2013-11-24 05:37:41 PM  
Wow, I was just at a concert at Third and Lindsley two days before this happened.

There are a lot of people in the music community down here in Birmingham that this whole incident hit hard.
 
2013-11-24 06:12:07 PM  

Cobblestone Flag: Wow, I was just at a concert at Third and Lindsley two days before this happened.

There are a lot of people in the music community down here in Birmingham that this whole incident hit hard.


Keep us updated on this will you
I hope the shooter is prosecuted
In the comments on the other site
They're saying he was shot in the back of the head
Twice
 
2013-11-24 07:09:56 PM  

R.A.Danny: Deadite: √ - Country singer
√ - Killed from a barfight
√ - Over no smoking rule
√ - Native Arab killed
√ - Self defense/stand your ground

Hell all we need now is a time machine to have 2001 era Toby Keith turn that into a song. shiat It'll be the biggest hit song to play at all of the pro-Iraq war counter protests.

/Yes I feel bad for him dying, cause now I'm more likely going to hear his music then when he was alive.
//Oh, Lord! We'll have to endure the horrible music of the Big Bopper, and then the terrible tragedy of his death.
///You just read that in Farnsworth's voice oh my yes

You forgot about Momma, and trains and prison, and trucks, and the rain....


Love me some DAC
 
2013-11-24 09:56:59 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's Nashville, but not that Nashville.

It is. The confusion is caused by the Huntsville AL station reporting that the Nashville station "reported" something, which makes the Nasville, AL byline look legit at first glance. It's a typo.
 
2013-11-25 06:33:35 PM  

Kygz: FriarReb98:

\and really, is he just a local act or is he supposed to be someone I could've heard of if I listened to Southern Pop?

He's regional.  Not southern pop at all, he was more traditional outlaw country style.
He opened for Jamey Johnson for a while, if that helps at all.


It does, yes.  I like Jamey a lot, actally.

\and I am disappointed in the lack of people who got  SithLord's comment
\\from one of my favorite country songs ever
 
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