Monday, October 02, 2006

Now a southern icon!

Some things you just have to shut up and not even offer a comment on......because no comment is needed. In 1995 when Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak I was sitting at the bar at the "End Zone" in Green Hills. Chris Berman from ESPN was calling the game and I'll never forget how great it was that for like 20 minutes he didnt say a word on air........he just sat there and let us the viewer enjoy the moment for ourselves. Well, thats what I'm going to do here. As you sit there and look at Daisy Duke, the modern day southern man's icon, I am going to quit typing so you can enjoy the moment! (This picture hangs over the ordering window at the joint.......this says it all!)


jbc said...


Anonymous said...

Bo Peep to Lost Sheep.
Boys you got your ears on?

King Drew of the Appalachains said...

Catherine Bach for president '08

Anonymous said...

Good to know folks get to look up into her shorts prior to ordering!

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