We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That South doesn't exist anymore except in a very few pockets, and in those pockets the Civil War never ended so Yankees are only tolerated at best. Not just Yankees, but any "outsider"
Those of us lucky enough to have experienced the South prior to the Interstate road system have great memories of the picture you gaze upon.
Most Yankees who come south stay on the Interstates and I can tell you that in those remaining pockets of the old South the natives are mighty thankfull.
Mostly the snowbirds head for Flaawridda, somewhere along a line south of the Tampa-Daytona lattitude, where their money is very welcomed and they can, and do remake the North. Below that latitude nothing of the South remains.
A Southerner and by that I mean a Southerner whose roots go back to at minimum to the Civil War is someone no other American can truly understand. Because for good or ill it remains a place where a "Band of Brothers" exists like no other place in this land.
Plot Synopsis: Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bankrobber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find
McGill made it all up, so that Pete & Delmar would be willing to escape with him (a necessity since they were all three chained together).
Why did McGill want so badly to escape? Because his wife was afixing to marry up with ______ (forgot his name), who was Pappy O'Daniel's gubernatorial opponent's campaign manager.
(Pappy's opponent, a liberal reformer, was, on the side, also the local KKK leader)
Anyway, McGill loves his wife, as well as his seven daughters, and needs to invent the treasure story in order to get his two fellow chained-to-him compatriots to agree to skedaddle. His true mission is to get home and show that he's alive and thus the Mrs. warn't no widow woman after all.
So, it could've been bad indeed for the three's friendship, the lie and all, had not the power of love and music put all things to rights in the end.
Well, this is a mighty late comment, so perhaps no one wll ever even read it, but...
King Biscuit Time and The King Biscuit Flower (not Flour) Hour were only related in name. The latter was named in homage of the former, and the "Flower" was a bit of a play on words, being a homonym of the four that was pushed in the original King Biscuit Time radio program and incorporating the hippie concept of flower power.