the devil went down to ...

Dave Long dl@silcom.com
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 10:40:45 -0800


> >one reason i'd find it hard to live in america is that ... 49% of them 
> >believe in the devil.
> 
> Strom Thurmond is still alive, and twice married
> beauty queens a fraction his age. ... It seems clear
> to me there are people who sell their souls. And to
> whom? To whom, I ask.

The South is not as demographically
visible as the true flyover country*
but there are some indicator species:

- Kudzu (infestation of)
- High School Football (importance of)
- "Dixie", not "American", in business names (use of)
and
- The Devil (existence of)

So if manichean dualism is all that
bothers you, you need not rule out
the entire country.  Similarly, I
don't think executions reflect any
homogenous attitude.  On the other
hand, I must admit we do have some
general legislative hangups about
how covered-up a woman needs to be
when appearing in public.

-Dave

Is it really 49%?  Sounds high.

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* clearly seen in this global population plot:
<http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030305.html>

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RW Hubbard
> It looked like I was gonna be stuck here as far as I could tell 
> I thought I might as well suck up, you know, what the hell 
> I said, "You know that song that Charlie Daniels did 
> About how you went down to Georgia and played fiddle against that kid?" 
> "Yeah", he said "it broke my heart, but, you know, what are you gonna do?"
> "Well to tell you the truth I thought your solo was the better of the two."