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Sometimes I wonder if they’re trolls too.

But most of the time I just think they’re genuinely as ignorant, racist, and radical Christianist as they sound. And that’s when I want to pack my shit and get out of the South.

Maybe that will be the first of a regular series.  

Anyone interested in reading more?

Last night, a father of three was shot and killed in my hometown. His death was the first murder in Athens this year. The article described how he was shot in the back after returning home from work.

You’d think the comments would have focused on sending condolences to the family of the victim (and maybe they would have if the victim looked a bit different), but you’d be wrong. The hillbillies decided to instead take advantage of a perfect opportunity for some wise cracks:

Snap! Our local paper is totally responsible for this senseless tragedy because of a recent article about how there haven’t been any murders in our town this year. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! 

JINX! 

OH, YOU SILLY NINNIES! THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO AROUND BRAGGIN’ ABOUT NOT HAVING ANY MURDERS IN YOUR TOWN! HA HA HA HA HA! 

Click through to read more fun comments, including a great debate about superstition, cracks about how the victim lived in a trailer park, and a few rare messages of condolences.

source: http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2012-07-26/police-charge-colbert-man-murder-athens-shooting

The Flagpole Music Awards were great last night.  As always, I found several bands that I want to see this weekend.  

Here’s my plan for this evening:

* Get the kids in bed and get out the door!

9p - Reptar (Pulaski Street Stage)

10p - Quiet Hounds (40 Watt)

11p - Twin Tigers (40 Watt)

12a - Lera Lynn (40 Watt)

1a - Modern Skirts (40 Watt)

demence-precoce:

Athfest main stage headliners have been posted for this year.
Friday, June 22: Reptar and Atlas Sound
Saturday, June 23: The Glands
Sunday, June 24: Yacht Rock Avenue