Re: THE Delta


In the same town, a man was caught in a police sting operation while having carnal relations with show hogs.

I'm curious as to the nature of this sting operation.

Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 12:03 AM
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"It's not hazing you. All the new members of the vice squad start out wearing the hog suit."

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 5:53 AM
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To move from Lower Manhattan to rural Mississippi is probably the most extreme culture shock available in this country

I bet Mississippi to Manhattan would be extremer. Get on it NYT.

Posted by: R. rubrum | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 6:44 AM
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What about England to Red Gap, Washington?

Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 6:49 AM
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yet you see more ease and conviviality between blacks and whites than in the rest of America

It's too bad this turns out to mean everyone's apparently OK with de facto segregation.

Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 7:17 AM
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So many Anaïs Nin jokes unmade. A dead legacy?

Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 7:26 AM
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I recommend the story about Margaret Trudeau linked in the OP, and the repentent journalist linked from there.

Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 7:48 AM
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Some of them hadn't even seen a Macbook before.

(Actually a not bad article on internet access in rural Mississippi but I couldn't resist after this pull quote: I pulled over at a McDonalds to use its Wi-Fi. A fellow customer asked me what kind of computer I was using. She had never seen a Mac before.)

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 8:37 AM
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PC/Mac owner relations are so convivial in the Delta that people don't even see their neighbor's brands.

Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 8:48 AM
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My truck once overheated on the highway from Memphis to Jackson, and I pulled off at an establishment that looked just like the picture in that article. But it was closed, because Sunday.

Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 9:40 AM
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I've actually made a pilgrimage to the place pictured in the article.

Posted by: Calypso | Link to this comment | 11- 8-15 9:14 PM
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This is pretty interesting IMO.

Posted by: DopeTV | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:04 AM
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Spammers are getting better.

Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 1:02 PM
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This, from the original link, is entirely perfect.

Cathy Thompson, a labor and delivery nurse, had bought an AK-47 for stress relief during menopause. "I don't know what women in New York do," she said in a fast-paced drawl. "Probably see a therapist, or get on meds. I got my AK and a T-shirt that said, 'I'm Out of Estrogen and I Have a Gun.'"

Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 12:36 PM
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nice's good post

Posted by: hilton | Link to this comment | 04- 8-16 11:53 PM
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