Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In the rural Midwest...

  • People really do know their neighbors
  • Priuses are rare
  • You might see people wearing wifebeaters, baseball hats and sports jerseys discussing financial derivatives and residuals over bacon and eggs
  • Fields of corn and soybeans abound
  • You might hear a song on the radio called "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and you might just like it
  • Sports-themed cornhole sets are a great way to pass the afternoon
  • Jesus is a big deal (see right) and adorns many a bumper sticker
  • I saw an amazing capacity for kindness (clothes drives held at a truckstop BP gas station) and hatred (swastikas or David Duke slogans at 3 of the 3 public bathrooms I visited). So I guess it's pretty much like everywhere else, except different.

3 comments:

Dianna said...

I love the Midwest. You also forgot all of our 'merican pride.

Ilan Goodman said...

I saw Jesus Israel in concert once. Great R and B.

George said...

Nah the Midwest is mostly Muslim dude, just not near the Interstate.