Category Archives: East Tennessee

And Tennessee Fans Laughed and Laughed

Lane Kiffin Fired as USC Trojans Head Coach. You know that feeling when a girlfriend dumps you for another guy, then that guy dumps her? That feeling of vindication and justice where the universe is back on track? Yeah, this … Continue reading

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The Jerk Store called. They want Lane Kiffin back.

Back in 2008, Lane Kiffin took over as University of Tennessee’s football coach. He arrived on the job, rolled up his shirt sleeves, poured a cup of coffee, and then quit to take a job at USC about the time … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – “Higher Calibre, Higher Mindedness: The Story of YoGun”

So last weekend Melissa and I went to the Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival. The idea was for teams to shoot a four minute in 24 hours. The required elements were: A bounty hunter. A large body of water. The … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – The Royal Hounds “I’m In Love With a Zombie”

UPDATED WITH BETTER AUDIO I’ve been radically changing up my videos. I ditched the tripod in favor of a video monopod. Now I’m moving around, which makes the videos much more interesting. Now that I’ve got the audio and video … Continue reading

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Ice Storm Here in Knoxville. What Would Bear Grylls Do?

But hey, at least we got a cool name for our ice storm: KHHAAAAANN!

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Don’t Run in the Mirror Maze

For real. Took the kids to MagicQuest this weekend. We had already done the quest, so this time we did the Pirate Golf and the Mirror Maze. The Mirror Maze is really well done. It psyched me out over and … Continue reading

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Conservation wins in Tennessee

I have some issues with the environmental movement, but I’m all for conservation of wildlife habitat and natural beauty. Score two points for the good guys. Refuge renewal: 68 acres of critical habitat added to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge – That … Continue reading

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Giving politicians a bad name

In Tennessee, this guy just got won election a few weeks ago: A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before … Continue reading

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Big Article on Knoxville Tiki Blogger Swanky

MetroPulse – Knoxville’s Tiki Torchbearer: Tim “Swanky” Glazner – Welcome to the Hapa Haole Hideaway—the best bar in town you’ve probably never been to. It’s just one part of Swanky’s dream to make America fall in love with tiki again. … Continue reading

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Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville

I took a pal’s advice and tried Prince’s hot chicken on the Nashville trip. Good stuff. It’s coated in cayenne pepper and lard, breaded, fried, and served on a slice of white bread with hamburger pickles. We had the mild … Continue reading

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Things to do in Nashville with kids?

AKA, Things to Do in Nashville When You’re Wed We’re taking the kids to Nashville. What are some fun things to do in Nashville with a 6 and 8 year old? We’re interested in regular kid type stuff, museums, and … Continue reading

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Asheville Hippies vs. Broad Ripple Hippies. Asheville Hippies Represent.

Took the family to Biltmore House for Father’s Day. Our friend Terri suggested Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company on Merrimon, which is a movie house and brewery that’s kid friendly with games for the little ones. The waitress saved the … Continue reading

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Yesterday on the Chattanooga Goofy Trip

Playing Bells at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga A good time was had by all. Sugar’s BBQ has a new location downtown on Broad. The food is better than ever and the new restaurant is great. Definitely get the ribs. They’re … Continue reading

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I barely managed 3 kids with 1 woman in 8 years. What a slacker I am.

Knoxville man has 30 kids with 11 women in 14 years: A man who has fathered 30 children by 11 different women is asking the courts to give him a break from paying child-support. Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville, Tennessee, … Continue reading

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The Stacey Campfield File

Following up on last week’s post, here’s a stroll down memory lane and a couple of relevant links about Knox County’s gay-bashing, never-married state Senator. The Bistro wasn’t the first place where Campfield had been shown the back door. State … Continue reading

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