No mention of Mr. Foster, mainly attributed to Calvin Turley.
I can’t help but smile at the audaciousness:
"The phrase is ubiquitous in Midtown (is Memphis), usually seen on bumper stickers. Some say members of the Turley family came up with it." - Memphis Business Journal 3/8/12.
I met Mr. Hampton on Main Street in Memphis today while my boyfriend (Madman Sam from The Muddy Sons) and I came for the International Blues Competition on Beale Street. Mr. Hampton showed us his carved mermaid and other carvings he was wearing - he's such a talented man who just oozes creativity. Meeting him was the highlight of my day along with the very talented sax player that first drew me over to that side of the street - I didn't get his name, but will be going back tomorrow to get his CD. Luther had me draw a picture in his sketchbook collection that he has had others draw in. I'd given him my card, as I'm a painter and he liked the painting on my business card. It was an honor to draw in his sketchbook and to hear his stories and to meet him.
I got my first pit rescue 12 years ago and had to send him to doggie heaven last November. It was heart breaking. I was lucky enough to have found my send pit mix five years ago and my third pit mix rescue two and a half years ago. Though it was very hard to go home without my first dog Toby I had Katie and Andy to greet me when I got there. I love pits they are the best and I have had many many other breeds before them.
This a great start. I used to be one of those people who didn't "like" Pit Bulls and was wary of them because I'd never spent any time with them. When I rescued my Pit, I became very involved in the Pit Bull advocacy community. Now, I am in love with the breed type and really don't want to own the dogs I used to think I liked (GSD's and Labs.) I think - in addition to positive media - the key is to make Pit Bulls more accessible to the public by letting people actually interact with them for a few hours - not just a pat on the head. I felt the same way about Chihuahuas until I recently started working at a shelter full of them. They are actually really cute and awesome dogs!
Ban irresponsible owners not the breed.
WAY TO GO....Ken Foster. I hope that everyone that doesnt like the breed takes the time to read this book. I cant wait to read it. I buy every book and magazine I come across about pitties. I know alot about them and their history so I am prepared when someone wants to rag on them and Im not nice about it....I own 5 pitties and I work with dogs on a daily basis and alot of them are pits....and they are the one of the most affectionate and sweetest breeds I have ever worked with....
2 rescued Pits in the house.I like so many others was hesitant at first...But..They are AWESOME dogs...Getting ready to adopt another one...The bad rap is so unfair! One person at a time in my large circle of friends and family have come to love these dogs!
OMG I own pitbulls and love anything that I can get that tells the positive side of the breed..
Yes, I was there, and I've been telling everyone that every elected official in Memphis should see it. "Hurt Village" conveys the poignant reality of who we are as a city. "Hurt Village" is a clarion call explaining why we shouldn't surrender school systems, or tear down Foote Homes, or spend hundreds of millions of dollars courting out- of-state corporations rather than using it to correct the trajectory of thousands of poor children.
What's so nice about cornhole?
I suspect innuendo is part of the game, otherwise why use the term 'woody?' So you can shout out, "I got a woody!" when your bag lands on the board. Now they want people to take the game seriously. It's too late for that.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to prepare for tonight's Circle Jerk Tournament.
What? Where I come from, that's what we call Jinga.
Susan +100 points.
And this is why we can't have anything nice.
@Jeff: Absolutely! We're proud to be involved this year. Be sure to check out the 'Pink Prism' booth right out front. We'll be previewing the trendy new bleaching tints for the holiday season.
I used to love cornhole, but this isn't the version of the game we used to toss behind the barn when I was a strapping young lad. The terminology is similar, but I don't recall keeping score quite this way. Plus, this version completely leaves out the instant win, called the "money shot."
Hey Smitty, are you one of the tournament sponsors? If not, you're missing out on a great opportunity to spread your message.
Love this game. Anyone who still thinks the name is nasty needs to evolve with everyone who loves the name and the game. Also a great social activity.
Don't whine. Redefine.
This game is totally nasty and without redeeming social value beyond the pejoratives it calls to mind.
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Please contact me on facebook (Deborah Roldan-Dixon) and I will find out where you can send your donation. I grew up in California and now live in Memphis. Funny!
I now live in California but grew up in Memphis going to many shows around town and whenever I would see Chris Chew in the crowd somewhere he'd always have a smile and time for a hug. If anyone knows where I can make an online donation, please point the way.
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