Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The State of Things



From Fort Smith AK with a modest "A" fill-in that I could have totally hidden if I'd wanted to. NYAH.

Anyway, gee there sure are a lotta pawn shops and prisons and across the fruited plain.

But now it's late and I've eaten too much stuff here and here and here and tomorrow I wanna go here and here and maybe here. My conspicuous consumption will make your country great again, Yankee bastards.

17 comments:

wiley said...

I was going to have clouds put all youse's sadlynaughts links on my blogroll when it occurred to me that I should probably ask.

O.K. I'm askin'--- can I put links to your sites on my blogroll?

Anonymous said...

Have you met these guys heading in the opposite direction?

http://youtu.be/5e8fqO245SY?t=27s

Those Ozark special french toast sure sound goooooooooood!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I give my approval on behalf of everybody, wiley.
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vacuumslayer said...

I've always heard that Ft. Smith is kind of an armpit. I was thinking you were close to where I grew up, but it looks like you would have had to have gone a bit too much north to go through it. Anyway, neat town.

So was any of the food noteworthy?

Also, I want Dolly Parton swag. I'm hardly an expert on her music, but--awful songs about girls being hit by trucks aside--I've always found her charming.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, and the Ozarks are gorgeous. Always been proud of them, even though I hardly had anything to do with their creation.

Substance McGravitas said...

O.K. I'm askin'--- can I put links to your sites on my blogroll?

I agree with Thundra. Don't ask permission. Add who you like. If you're yakking at their sites, they may yak back.

Substance McGravitas said...

Fort Smith is a small town to be sure, and again there are many empty storefronts and second-hand stores and pawn shops, etc. But the older section of town is nice enough, and there are a lotta students around, and the visitor centre is a hooker museum staffed by volunteers who seem to enjoy dancing around the subject matter. I had fun.

Rendezvous had the best food of the trip by far, but there has been a lotta stopping based on convenience over taste.

vacuumslayer said...

the visitor centre is a hooker museum staffed by volunteers who seem to enjoy dancing around the subject matter. I had fun.

HA!! Social club, huh? That must be where you go for the tea and strumpets.

there has been a lotta stopping based on convenience over taste.


Yeah, I would think.

mikey said...

As you can clearly see, nobody down in those parts is heavily invested in living to a ripe old age.

This, to me, is a prime indicator that the overall quality of life is not so good...

El Manquécito said...

Glad you had a good time at the Vous. Now that I'm home I found the recipe for recreating those ribs: it is remarkably authentic.

http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/porknography/rendezvous_ribs_in_a_hurry.html


If you're in the Delta for any length of time I could give some recommendations but they won't be convenient or easy. Up around Jackson there is truly remarkable cue.

El Manquécito said...

Blogger ate the ribs!

Trying again:

http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/porknography/rendezvous_ribs_in_a_hurry.html

El Manquécito said...

Grrrr.

Another Kiwi said...

Hee hee porknography!

Capcha is fighormo, which more information than I wanted, really

Substance McGravitas said...

Thank you!

M. Bouffant said...

Prisons, pawnshops & social clubs.

As good a summation as any.

This, to me, is a prime indicator that the overall quality of life is not so good...

Naw, sounds like life tastes great, & people are determined to get their kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Fort Smith features prominently in True Grit. Did you find a place that served corn dodgers?

Substance McGravitas said...

We went to the wrong place for Mexican food in Fort Smith. Ick.