Re: “No Control Mini Fest w/ CUSSES, Bronzed Chorus, Crazy Bag Lady, Generation Pill, Fiasco

The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next aerosmith!!!

Posted by Shamus Johnson on 07/07/2015 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Tale of Two T-shirts: Urban Outfitters vs. 13 Bricks

So this image of two pandas fighting from Panda express in 2008, should I assume that Ms Emily Quintero stole the design from Panda Express? https://www.flickr.com/photos/iffybear/2672869850

Posted by Withallduerespect on 07/06/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Tale of Two T-shirts: Urban Outfitters vs. 13 Bricks

Hmmm.. so any panda with boxing gloves is the ownership of this company? That makes zero sense. Urban Outfitters definitely has a past of stealing - and I use stealing because they've been DIRECT RIPS - but I don't see the fight here. I just see a similar concept? It's not even super original to be honest. Bears/Pandas/animals/etc with boxing gloves is nothing revolutionary - I can probably google that simple term and find ones done way before this artist's - does that mean the significance of her art is negligible? No, it's just similar concepts. I'm just tired of everyone that's fighting for the "independent artist" when really you're kind of contradicting and making them look bad. Every concept has most likely been done before - but that's just a normal because the internet is a big place.

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Posted by funksofresh on 07/06/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Xuluprophet

Hope to be broadcasting this show.

Posted by Xulu Guitarslinger on 07/05/2015 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing jury duty scam calls

Yeah, it's likely a scam if someone calls you and ask for immediate payment over the phone, whoever they said they were. I have found so many reports online at blogs, news sites, consumer sites like http://whycall.me, or even at social media like Twitter and Facebook about these scammers, and almost all of them will ask for immediate payment over the phone using debit card or credit card. So I suggest you to just hung up if they start ask for some payment like I said above, and report them directly to police department or FTC.

Posted by Suryo Saputro on 07/05/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Wild Wisteria

Great singer and guitar player. Sweet

Posted by LalaMusicGirl on 07/05/2015 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Doubles Nightclub

Basked on previous reviews we went to Doubles Night Club. It was like stepping back to 1978-1980! The DJ was great but the place is not like the photos seen online. The sphere that turned from the ceiling had dust from over 20 years ago. The mirrors were dirty, and the carpet should be replaced! For being the place for people over 40 in the south end of town, it should be updated and promoted in the community! The drinks were affordable at $5.75 each!
Savanah is still a party town. Please work on this place to make it attractive to people over 40 again!

Posted by Carlos M. Borges on 07/04/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Most. Interesting. Week. Ever.

Wonderful Op/Ed. I relived the joy. Wish you had spent a little bit of time gloating over Scalia's ridiculous remarks. He used the 14th to give the country $1.00 for one vote, but can't use the same amendment to expand our understanding of freedom from Loving to Obergefell. I think his new nic should be "Pure Applesauce."

Posted by Jill Livingstone on 07/03/2015 at 4:19 PM

Re: “The Curious Case of the Little Red Hen

"...with our increasingly violent world; ..."

It's not more violent, it's just more televised. And fear of the world around us is mostly cable news-spread paranoia. It's gonna be alright.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2014/12/the_world_is_not_falling_apart_the_trend_lines_reveal_an_increasingly_peaceful.html

Posted by badkungfu on 07/02/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “I sing a song of the South, but I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie

Jessica, I always enjoy your writing whether I agree with it or not. This is the best piece I've read by you. I am what's called a Bitter Southerner and there's an e-zine by the same name which covers much of the same territory you've dealt with here on a regular basis. The South is rising again but it's a new South -- a South that continues to make progress and at the same time owns its past. I'm connected with people who understand that the first step in solving a problem is admiring you have one. We continue to have a problem with racism in America but it's not limited to white Southerners -- every race in America plays the race card when they think it serves their purpose and in the end it never does -- Dr King understood the precedence of character over race and we of all races need to learn how to do the same.
Matt Prickett

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Posted by Matt Prickett on 07/02/2015 at 1:19 AM

Re: “I sing a song of the South, but I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie

Jessica, you never disappoint. Thank you!

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Posted by DavidSavannah on 07/01/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “I sing a song of the South, but I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie

Excellent take, Jessica. It's been a tough week for people who genuinely love the South, regardless of whether they're Southern by birth or by choice.

You hit the nail on the head when you wrote, "Maybe I was just rebelling against the Yankee snarkiness that assumes everyone below the Mason-Dixon line has a double-digit IQ and a fried Twinkie in the glovebox."

Unfortunately, that's a prevalent attitude outside of the South. It's one I encounter repeatedly as I travel the country for work. As someone who is proud to be born and bred in the South, it's an attitude that bristles the hair on the back of my neck.

In truth, the recent debate about the Confederate flag has exposed the festering feelings about the Civil War that remain on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. It has been painful to watch both sides quickly descend into name-calling and convenient stereotypes.

To be clear, the Civil War was about slavery; to suggest anything less would be both disingenuous and a denial of the facts. But while the immorality of slavery is simply unquestionable, complex and varied were the motives of both the people who championed slavery's abolition and those who resisted its demise.

This is what gets people so fired up when the entire conflict is reduced to the Moral North vs. the Racist South, convenient characterizations that refuse an honest dialogue about the past. The Civil War itself itself should stand as a testament to what happens when two sides are no longer willing to listen to the other try explain itself.

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Posted by UncleBeard on 07/01/2015 at 1:06 PM

Re: “I sing a song of the South, but I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie

Terrific.

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Posted by sbockel on 07/01/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: #TakeDownTheFlag? That's the easy part

Well, Carolyn, I still say neither a patch nor a flag motivated this hater to do what he is accused of doing. As I mention, he was an ignorant school dropout and a bigot.

His 'manifesto'-- if he wrote it at all-- is gibberish and prejudice-filled. Instead of calling loudly for mental health screening and therapy and education for people like this shooter and finding out who and where they are, the media focused on the Confederate flag and 'won' a very hollow victory in having it removed. Haters will still hate and ignorance will still govern the actions of people like this Roof. Nothing has been done to seek them out and try to purge the demons from their souls and/ or teach them a bit of humanity. They are still 'out there.'

Incidentally, I find it somewhat unusual that when the cops arrested him, they took him to Burger King. He told the arraigning judge he had no job, yet some photos of him seem to show him wearing body armor under his sweatshirt, and you can even see the armor apron hanging down from his waist in the photo of him near the door. How did a layabout like this obtain between $500 and $1000 for body armor? He also apparently had several magazines for his weapon. There is a cost for them too. Who gave him the money?

Posted by Alex Hidell on 07/01/2015 at 7:21 AM

Re: “I sing a song of the South, but I ain’t whistlin’ Dixie

Really love this article, Jessica

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Posted by Kathryn Zarem on 06/30/2015 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Savannah State Farmers Market

Blueberries and blackberries? How much?

Posted by jebjab on 06/27/2015 at 1:42 PM

Re: “State of the Trees

I have many native/varios years/varieties of few year old Saplings been growing on fallow lots for Future Tree Necessity! Would Love to donate them this fall for planting throughout Chatham County. PLANT LIFE Horticulturist: joel.cohan@yahoo.com

Posted by TreeMe on 06/26/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: #TakeDownTheFlag? That's the easy part

Alex did you miss all the other photos he had? Photos with the confederate battle flag as well as that same jacket with the same patches. Did you read his manifesto?

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Posted by Carolyn M. Dimmick on 06/24/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Savannah State Farmers Market

I will be at the market this weekend and we will have White dirt

Posted by Kim Conner on 06/24/2015 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: #TakeDownTheFlag? That's the easy part

The shooter wasn't motivated by the Confederate battle flag as the media would have the world believe. He was driven first by ignorance. He was a ninth-grade dropout, and a hater who spent much time brooding in his room. His gun was obtained legally as well. Someone gave it to him.

There now appears to be some evidence that the flags of apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) were photoshopped onto his jacket by persons unknown before the picture was shown in the media.

He was arrested not long after the shootings, leaving the CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, Fox, MSNBC and other liars-for-hire with little or nothing to talk about. That is when the Confederate flag became an "issue" and the whipping-boy of the entire case.

By the way, as an early-day attendee of many an Allman Brothers Band concert, I don't recall them flying the Confederate flag. I thought that was a dominant feature of Lynyrd Skynyrd's act, however. Prior to the Charleston events, Skynyrd members said they had plans to drop the flag from their stage appearances.

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Posted by Alex Hidell on 06/24/2015 at 8:27 AM

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