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(NPR)   Appalachia: "Hey, there's more to offer here than just blind kids playing banjo, and filthy, haggard, sunken-eyed, inbred chain smokers living in abject poverty"   (npr.org) divider line 18
    More: Unlikely, extreme poverty, Appalachia, chain smoking, Kennedy Clan, terraced houses, chief academic officer, Eastern Kentucky, Deep South  
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2014-04-06 09:16:20 PM  
7 votes:

Notabunny: fta The region's population growth is increasingly fueled by minorities,

So, more electric bass than banjo?


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What an electric bass might look like.
2014-04-06 06:26:33 PM  
3 votes:

Ambivalence: Yah but who's going to drive all that way to see gun toting militas, zombie apocolypse preppers, and incest cults?


Idaho is not in Appalachia.
2014-04-06 09:59:23 PM  
2 votes:

UsikFark: lindalouwho: UsikFark: Notabunny: fta The region's population growth is increasingly fueled by minorities,

So, more electric bass than banjo?

What an electric bass might look like.

I hate those.

And now I hate you.

Why do you hate them? Did one bite your finger?


Living by rivers and camping and lakes - everyone fished. The first one bought was silly for a while, then suddenly ALL the guys had them and it never got old for them. They would all take theirs to a bar some nights, howling with laughter at the scenerios and imaginings. These guys were in their 30s n 40s. A primative precurser to cosplay perhaps. But they weren't funny to the girls with the hilairity only they understood and were addicted to for a good 18 months. They really enjoyed themselves, wish they had gone off in the woods tho. There was, for the women, a total loss of an environment that compels the joy of gripping, total lust. The first time my guy snuck up on my boob with that thing during sexy time I was amazed that I knocked him right outta bed. didn't injure him lol but had nothing for that hurt look.
Grrrrrrrrr.

Ironically, I'm a Pisces.
2014-04-06 08:12:40 PM  
2 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: There was a dick sucking fluff piece on Bob Corker in the Knoxville News Sentinal this morning.

Strangely they didn't ask why TN was such a shiat hole  ... I'm sure another couple centuries of conservative values will bring us prosperity


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2014-04-07 01:57:46 AM  
1 votes:
Meth, Moonshine and Marijuana.  Who says back-country livin' can't be lucrative?
2014-04-07 01:16:12 AM  
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: ITT: Pretentious elitists who haven't actually been to Appalachia.


I resent that; I am a pretentious elitist who has been there, several times in fact. Makes you realize Deliverance left the worst stuff -out- of the movie actually.

/One of my co-workers escaped from his upbringing there. Not only the first person in his family to go to college, in his estimation more like the first one in his family to leave the trees and walk fully upright. Showed me a picture of a family reunion once; dozens of guys in either no shirt or a wifebeater, only two with shirts with sleeves. Those were the two that -weren't - felons apparently. He showed me which one had recently stabbed another one at a third ones parole party.
//They were the upstanding family in that set of hollows.
2014-04-06 10:30:29 PM  
1 votes:
Don't forget the incest.

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2014-04-06 09:44:32 PM  
1 votes:

linemanbear: Was in West Virginia with some buddies on my way to ATV riding, was going thru one of the towns and one of the tie down rings on my ATV trailer broke and the tie down strap was dangling... One of the ATVs could have slid off the back.

Thankfully I hit a couple red lights and I heard shouting further back but didn't think much of it.  All of a sudden the guy behind me gets out of his truck and walks up next to my door and sais "Sir, your ATV straps are broken".

I pulled over a block ahead where there was room and he saved me from a big mess.

Sure there are crappy people everywhere but I felt the people that I met there were genuinely nice and if you treat them with respect they will treat you with respect.


I was in WV this weekend, and most people were nice, but on lady was pretty mean to me. I suspect it was because I couldn't visit her Saturday like I told her I would. But, you know how moms are..
2014-04-06 09:34:40 PM  
1 votes:

penthesilea: 1964:
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source: Life magazine

2014:
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source: [x]


They got color?
2014-04-06 09:30:31 PM  
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: ITT: Pretentious elitists who haven't actually been to Appalachia.


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Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.
2014-04-06 09:29:45 PM  
1 votes:

Seraphym: Calmamity: Yeah! You forgot about the meth-heads and the huge percentage of citizens who are morbidly obese!

And the racism.

Then you go on a multi-day backpack trip off the Trail and get to meet the real characters.


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Like this guy?
2014-04-06 09:29:08 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Calmamity: Yeah! You forgot about the meth-heads and the huge percentage of citizens who are morbidly obese!

And the racism.

And Oxycontin!


And lots of rusty old refrigerators and washing machines with little skeletons inside them.
2014-04-06 09:11:19 PM  
1 votes:
and, of course they are 'value voters'
2014-04-06 09:05:19 PM  
1 votes:

aharown: The dueling banjo kid was not blind.


Yeah, but I kinda want him to be blind, y'know?
2014-04-06 07:14:57 PM  
1 votes:
"poverty porn"

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paulseta: Yes, there's also the cave-dwelling mutant human-flesh eaters.


CHUDs?
2014-04-06 06:38:15 PM  
1 votes:

Calmamity: Ambivalence: Yah but who's going to drive all that way to see gun toting militas, zombie apocolypse preppers, and incest cults?

Idaho is not in Appalachia.


Idaho is the Appalachia of the west.
2014-04-06 05:56:57 PM  
1 votes:
Don't be so negative Uncle-Daddy.  You;re making baby cousin cry!
2014-04-06 05:53:15 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah! You forgot about the meth-heads and the huge percentage of citizens who are morbidly obese!

And the racism.
 
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