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Return of the trout [Apr. 12th, 2007|10:44 pm]
The American Caliban
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I talked to Bob on the phone today. He's moving back here. The cultural challenges of the South were too much for him. He's currently trying to get his crap into a trailer and get out and back to Paradise.

The quote of the conversation occurred while he was explaining that he only got along with the black folk in North Carolina because the white people were so horrible. Once in a while they'd let slip something about "white guys" and then rush to reassure him that they thought he was an okay guy. As he said, "I guess I'm just as black as Bill Clinton."

So, we'll see him when he manages to get loose.

joyfulagitator I think he either lost or screwed up your phone number somehow.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2007-04-13 06:00 am (UTC)

Gone!

You sure don't have to be Langston Hughes to want a one-way ticket out of Dixie. Gone!
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[User Picture]From: becauseshewas
2007-04-13 06:17 am (UTC)
Shhh. I'm moving to Mississippi one day.

Thomas has made interesting observations as of late to the effect of how much more racism seems to exist here than in the south. Interesting.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-13 06:19 am (UTC)
Racism is everywhere. Culture shock is its own party.
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[User Picture]From: becauseshewas
2007-04-13 06:20 am (UTC)
touché
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2007-04-13 02:21 pm (UTC)
i live in a different part of NC, where no one is actually from here. not that i talk to them much anyway.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-13 07:44 pm (UTC)
I thought he'd be okay in the Outer Banks, resort town etc., but I think he has a low tolerance for rural culture.
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[User Picture]From: hotelsamurai
2007-04-14 04:40 am (UTC)
Glad to hear. Bob sounds awesome.
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[User Picture]From: vegemitelover
2007-04-16 06:17 pm (UTC)
While i think it would be quite the adventure to visit Bob living in the South, it would be an even more ultimate experience to tag along with him while he drives back out west.

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-16 06:29 pm (UTC)
Fear and loathing everywhere
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[User Picture]From: pbd
2007-04-16 07:22 pm (UTC)
That is a reality show I would watch.
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From: galensmark
2007-05-17 05:58 pm (UTC)

Dr Light

Come out come out wherever you are.

grapes
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