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(NBC News)   Besides WalMart, the KKK and Honey Boo Boo, what has the South ever given to us? Sh*tty drivers?   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 207
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2013-12-19 12:36:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I'd add a picture of Elvis as well, but then I'd want to add Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Ace Cannon... dang, the list is huge....
 
2013-12-19 12:36:26 PM  
Coca-Cola
 
2013-12-19 12:37:10 PM  
The safest states (the survey includes the District of Columbia) were mainly in the Northeast and the Midwest:
Vermont
Utah
New Hampshire
Minnesota
Oregon
Maine
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Iowa
Massachusetts

/pussies
 
2013-12-19 12:39:06 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The south is truly a cultureless backwater. Please, never come here.


You must be from New Orleans.
 
2013-12-19 12:41:44 PM  

Nemo's Brother: This list had no credibility. DC drivers are the worst.


That's balderdash. DC drivers are safer than any other drivers in the world, because DC drivers never move.

More seriously, if DC doesn't even crack the top ten for worst drivers, then something is truly, seriously, horribly wrong with this survey's methodology.
 
2013-12-19 12:42:57 PM  
www.fitsnews.com

xahlee.org
 
2013-12-19 12:43:09 PM  

Nabb1: Cars are pretty safe when they aren't moving very often.


Your car has already been jacked and is being ripped apart in the chop shop.  You are unlikely to die in a car accident now.  You're welcome.
 
2013-12-19 12:43:16 PM  
Repeat threads?
 
2013-12-19 12:44:10 PM  

Pocket Ninja: kid_icarus: And sure 'nuff...once you put enough milk, sugar, salt, pepper, cheese, bacon, sausage chunks, eggs, and butter (tons of butter) grits are absolutely delicious.

Those things are even better if you remove the grits.


You mean spam, spam, spam, spam, spam....
 
2013-12-19 12:44:57 PM  
Black people. The south gave you a culturally disctinct population of black people in America.

If you don't like the south, you're probably racist.
 
2013-12-19 12:45:06 PM  
i1.cpcache.com

img4.southernliving.com
 
2013-12-19 12:46:15 PM  

enry: BunkoSquad: OK, hang on, I'm as Northeastern Liberal as any Northeastern Liberal that ever Northeastern Liberaled, but the whole BBQ thing can't be ignored

This.

And pecan pie

And bourbon.

TO BOURBON!


And the Bill of Rights. And the Declaration of Independence. And the Constitution. Also, baton twirling.
 
2013-12-19 12:46:17 PM  
If you ask a Southerner, they will insist that all of the bad drivers are those carpetbagging Yankees that I can only reason have moved to Mississippi to steal their lucrative dirt farming and meth cooking jobs.
 
2013-12-19 12:47:00 PM  

under a mountain:


Well, if we're going with a theme....

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 12:48:08 PM  

BunkoSquad: OK, hang on, I'm as Northeastern Liberal as any Northeastern Liberal that ever Northeastern Liberaled, but the whole BBQ thing can't be ignored


Technically that came from slaves on the Carribean Islands.
 
2013-12-19 12:48:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000: If you ask a Southerner, they will insist that all of the bad drivers are those carpetbagging Yankees that I can only reason have moved to Mississippi to steal their lucrative dirt farming and meth cooking jobs.


Nah, we've got some pretty shiatty drivers, and I've said for 17 years that Louisiana has to be the worst of all the places I've lived.
 
2013-12-19 12:48:30 PM  
Most of the bad drivers in NC are atually from New York
 
2013-12-19 12:49:42 PM  
Besides Bourbon (Thank you, Rev. Elias) and it's cousin Tennesse Whisky, a lot of nationally known soft drinks were created here.

Coca Cola-Atlanta
Royal Crown-Columbus, GA
Pepsi-Raleigh, NC (betcha didn't realize that)
Dr. Pepper-Texas
Nehi-Columbus
Barq's-New Orleans
 
2013-12-19 12:49:46 PM  

Elegy: under a mountain:

Well, if we're going with a theme....

[i.imgur.com image 300x225]


Today's Theme:  Southern White Working-Class Ass.
 
2013-12-19 12:49:54 PM  

RexTalionis: Nabb1: Grits, however. Grits are made out of the stuff that's scoured out of Satan's bathroom.

That stuff is called "corn."

Well, what do you know. Even Satan can't digest that corn when he goes to the bathroom.


Haveing been on shiat burning detail in the military I can also tell you it doesnt burn either.
 
2013-12-19 12:49:55 PM  
NASCAR?
 
2013-12-19 12:51:58 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [i1.cpcache.com image 225x225]

[img4.southernliving.com image 500x500]




I don't know what kinda pie that is but it not key lime.
 
2013-12-19 12:52:11 PM  
If cars not moving is the standard why isn't Seattle WA top of the list?   Monday:  evening commute 5+ hours.  Tuesday:  evening  2.5 hours.  Wednesday: 3 hours.

moring commute  Monday:  32 min.   Tuesday: 45 min (bus)  Wednesday:  28min.  Thursday 25min.

no I cannot explain why it takes so long to get out of the City while getting into Seattle is so easy.
 
2013-12-19 12:52:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Elegy: under a mountain:

Well, if we're going with a theme....

[i.imgur.com image 300x225]

Today's Theme:  Southern White Working-Class Ass.


I'm okay with this.
 
2013-12-19 12:53:38 PM  

Nabb1: We've given you good food, bourbon, William Faulkner, Tom Wolfe, iced tea, girls in sundresses, the blues and jazz, and won the Revolution against England.


If you don't count Virginians, there was not much happening during the Revolutionary war.
 
2013-12-19 12:54:06 PM  

MJMaloney187: dj_bigbird: Wasn't the KKK more of a northern thing, really? Places like Indiana, Michigan, etc. I'm skeered to google it at work.

Nope. The first Hooded Order was founded in Tennessee, the second Hooded Order in Atlanta. The founding fathers were "six well educated confederate veterans". The KKK is solidly South.


And it started as a Conferderate Widows Benevolent society.  After they got the families taken care of, they had to find something else to justify their existence.
 
2013-12-19 12:54:09 PM  

ThighsofGlory: enry: BunkoSquad: OK, hang on, I'm as Northeastern Liberal as any Northeastern Liberal that ever Northeastern Liberaled, but the whole BBQ thing can't be ignored

This.

And pecan pie

And bourbon.

TO BOURBON!

And the Bill of Rights. And the Declaration of Independence. And the Constitution. Also, baton twirling.


Baton twirling champions...

img23.imageshack.us
 
2013-12-19 12:54:34 PM  
What has the South given us? A culture in which resentment over people calling out one's bad behavior -- slavery, massive racism -- and contradictory values -- traitors extolling their own "patriotism"  -- isn't seen as psychopathic.
 
2013-12-19 12:55:11 PM  
The south also has perfected the art of frying food like chicken that isn't chicken. Your welcome.
 
2013-12-19 12:55:40 PM  
For the record, you anti-South windbags can thank Billy Bob Clinton for Wal-Mart. Watershed trade agreements with China anyone? Anyone?

You went and made a Southerner your King. And not just any Southerner ... you guys adopted the hustlingest hustler that ever hustled since Huey Long. You're welcome.
 
2013-12-19 12:57:02 PM  
Besides WalMart, the KKK and Honey Boo Boo, what has the South ever given to us? Sh*tty drivers?

Don't forget the Democrat Party who created the KKK.
 
2013-12-19 12:58:04 PM  

MJMaloney187: For the record, you anti-South windbags can thank Billy Bob Clinton for Wal-Mart. Watershed trade agreements with China anyone? Anyone?

You went and made a Southerner your King. And not just any Southerner ... you guys adopted the hustlingest hustler that ever hustled since Huey Long. You're welcome.


He was pretty slick.
 
2013-12-19 12:58:35 PM  

Onkel Buck: Most of the bad drivers in NC are actually from New York


This


Although, this time of year just sucks for driving...gotta buy stuff...for Jesus...or something

csb
Saw a wreck last Friday across from work...small SUV pulled out in traffic trying to make a left....ended up hitting 3 cars in the street, jumped the curb and landed on top of a parked car. Tow company had to get a big ass crane to clean up the mess.
/csb
 
2013-12-19 12:58:51 PM  
California is the nation's 2nd leading cotton producer. Just sayin'
 
2013-12-19 01:00:08 PM  
Ugh. Hot girls with southern accents.
 
2013-12-19 01:00:19 PM  
The South's greatest contributions to American and world culture:

1. Black people. Let's face it, they would never have domesticated themselves if it had been left up to them and New England. My guess is that they'd have all stayed in Africa without slavery because let's face it, the weather in New England is shiatty, almost as shiatty as the weather here in Eastern Canada.

Anything you can think of that black people have contributed to our world (music, dance, coolness, voodoo, bling-bling, comedy, etc.) has come from the South. That includes Jazz, the Blues, modern dance, Rock, Funk, etc. It also includes all uses for the peanut (George Washington Carver) except for the obvious one, peanut butter, which was invented by a white Southern doctor. Young people can't walk, dance or talk nowadays without referencing some black guy who did it first and did it better.

2. Horrible, horrible, irresistible food. The South gave us almost all of the junk food. Off the top of my head I can only think of chewing gum (New England) and potato chips (Saratogo chips, Saratoga, New York.

imgc.artprintimages.com


The New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast divided food up into four food groups: silly food, company food, regular food and remorse food. Almost all of the really silly food comes from the South or the Mid-West. I expect a lot of the remorse food does also. The South is also really big on company food and regular food, but we've all got that stuff.

The South's great contributions include Bar-B-Que, Louisiana French Provincial, and several other cuisines, and they in turn flowed into Tex-Mex and Californian Fusion. White Trash cookery is not limited to the South, but it is totally at home there.

3. Drink. Horrible, horrible drink.
The South is the home and native land of American booze. You should instantly think of Jack Daniels and Bourbon generally, as well as moonshine and rye whiskey. True, these came from other countries but then so did Motherhood, hotdogs and apple pie. The South made something else out of them. Hey, you even have streets named after them: Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Just kidding. It is named after the Bourbon dynasty. The booze is probably named after the street.

4. Plantation fantasies about Old Times that Can Not be Forgotten, Look Away, Look Away.
Yes, you can find those lovely old Queen Anne style plantation houses in Russia. You can even find the insane culture inside those great houses. But the romance of the South (although much of it is somewhat lopsided and uneven, especially for people of African ancestry) is an export of some popularity, especially in cheap paper back or movie form.

5. Soft drinks.
The American soft drink (aka dope, Coke, Pepsi, etc.) is largely a Southern phenomenon. And until recently only Southerners drank sugar water at breakfast. But without the Bible belt and Calvinism and radioactive levels of alcoholism and teetotalitarianism, there'd be no soft drinks, Prohibition, cocktails, or Planters' Punch (not a soft drink, although it contains everything but the still and the kitchen sink).

And so it goes, and so it goes.

The South is largely a backward step, a millstone around America's progressive, liberal and go-ahead neck. But it has its bright moments, although some of them are tawdry, silly, honky-tonky or dumb.

6. Comedy and Tragi-Comedy
Also, almost all of the white comedians are Jews, Southerners, Canadians or gay. If it weren't for the South, America would have nothing but damned Puritans and Cowboys. Thanks to the South, it has a deep deep streak of insanity. Still, you have to laugh, don't you?

It's easy to love black America's great contributions to our happiness (and thanks for all the unpaid person-years, thanks a billion!) The slaves were worth $4.5 billion when the Civil War started, so you know they have added value to America. But the white Southerners have also made their own hap-hazard contributions. To tell the truth, some of them can be pretty sweet.

It's easy to tell a lot of them are descended from Irish-Scots, but the Southern climate has add a degree of volatility and eccentricity and that isn't all a bad thing.
 
2013-12-19 01:02:27 PM  

Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: Elegy: under a mountain:

Well, if we're going with a theme....

[i.imgur.com image 300x225]

Today's Theme:  Southern White Working-Class Ass.

I'm okay with this.


They actually could be Yankees.  Southern Indiana has more Confederate flag related merchandise than the South, but with the more pronounced socioeconomic implications.
 
2013-12-19 01:03:22 PM  

BunkoSquad: OK, hang on, I'm as Northeastern Liberal as any Northeastern Liberal that ever Northeastern Liberaled, but the whole BBQ thing can't be ignored


Unless you're talking about North Carolina "BBQ", then you and your vinegar can just FOAD.
 
2013-12-19 01:03:23 PM  
Daisy.  Duke.  Shorts.  (drops mike, raises arms above head, walks off stage)
 
2013-12-19 01:04:04 PM  

Nabb1: toraque: Grits are an elaborate prank played on Northerners in retaliation for us losing the Civil War.  None of us actually eat that crap when you guys aren't looking.

Who is "us"? Are you from Atlanta or something?


*snert*

Had grits, over easy eggs, and sausage on Sunday morning.

When there's about 1/3 of each left they all get pushed into a delicious pile that is then scooped onto toast.
 
2013-12-19 01:04:50 PM  
The best things to come out of the South:

Comfort food
Blues and rock
Huge cotton

If you'll notice the ethnic group responsible for all of that...

Nabb1: Grits, done poorly and improperly seasoned or not seasoned at all, are awful.


Grits are a lot like rice in that way (and every other plain grain).  You can eat it by itself properly seasoned, it sucks just plain boiled by itself, and is best used as a base for other things on/in it.
 
2013-12-19 01:05:01 PM  
Georgia gives us peaches, Florida gives us oranges, and Texas gives us comic relief
 
2013-12-19 01:05:22 PM  

brantgoose: The South's greatest contributions to American and world culture:

1. Black people. Let's face it, they would never have domesticated themselves if it had been left up to them and New England. My guess is that they'd have all stayed in Africa without slavery because let's face it, the weather in New England is shiatty, almost as shiatty as the weather here in Eastern Canada.

Anything you can think of that black people have contributed to our world (music, dance, coolness, voodoo, bling-bling, comedy, etc.) has come from the South. That includes Jazz, the Blues, modern dance, Rock, Funk, etc. It also includes all uses for the peanut (George Washington Carver) except for the obvious one, peanut butter, which was invented by a white Southern doctor. Young people can't walk, dance or talk nowadays without referencing some black guy who did it first and did it better.

2. Horrible, horrible, irresistible food. The South gave us almost all of the junk food. Off the top of my head I can only think of chewing gum (New England) and potato chips (Saratogo chips, Saratoga, New York.

[imgc.artprintimages.com image 366x488]


The New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast divided food up into four food groups: silly food, company food, regular food and remorse food. Almost all of the really silly food comes from the South or the Mid-West. I expect a lot of the remorse food does also. The South is also really big on company food and regular food, but we've all got that stuff.

The South's great contributions include Bar-B-Que, Louisiana French Provincial, and several other cuisines, and they in turn flowed into Tex-Mex and Californian Fusion. White Trash cookery is not limited to the South, but it is totally at home there.

3. Drink. Horrible, horrible drink.
The South is the home and native land of American booze. You should instantly think of Jack Daniels and Bourbon generally, as well as moonshine and rye whiskey. True, these came from other countries but then so did Motherhood, hotdog ...


Jim Goad?!
 
2013-12-19 01:05:39 PM  
bourbon
jazz music
blues
rock and roll
literature
food

/ so, basically, all of the good things in america.
 
2013-12-19 01:05:44 PM  

Nemo's Brother: hubiestubert: You mean besides authors, poets, bourbon, cuisine, warm water ports, fishing, agricultural exports, several of our Founding Fathers, musicians by the score, and artists, probably nothing, I guess, Smitty, but I'll give you that the South has some amazingly crappy drivers, but I also posit that there are a ton of crappy drivers in Phoenix, all across New England, and Connecticut...

Funny how all of the North Eastern libs flee down to the south once they are old.

This list had no credibility. DC drivers are the worst.



I beg to differ. We have 30 times more cars on the road than most of these places and they're all confined to a relatively small area (the Beltway) and yet, we manage to stay on the road for the most part.
 
2013-12-19 01:05:47 PM  

propasaurus: BunkoSquad: OK, hang on, I'm as Northeastern Liberal as any Northeastern Liberal that ever Northeastern Liberaled, but the whole BBQ thing can't be ignored

Unless you're talking about North Carolina "BBQ", then you and your vinegar can just FOAD.




Your right. Everybody knows the best BBQ is KC style. Slap some cheesy corn on the side
 
2013-12-19 01:05:52 PM  
Everything in the south isn't all bad...

img856.imageshack.us
 
2013-12-19 01:06:09 PM  
Ranking by insurance premiums is silly, that isn't ranking the ability to drive, that is ranking the amount of money it costs to drive

How about we rank them by the number of accidents caused by people holding a license from that state, that would be a better stat to use here.
 
2013-12-19 01:06:30 PM  
wfiles.brothersoft.com
 
2013-12-19 01:06:43 PM  

Elegy: Black people. The south gave you a culturally disctinct population of black people in America.

If you don't like the south, you're probably racist.


Oh, please, there are black people in the northeast. They just keep them tucked away in small little pockets and separated from the decent blue blooded folks.
 
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