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Old 11-20-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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I was up in Benton county a while back and I asked the girl at the gas station why they didn't have any beer. She spit some tobacco into a cup and was all like "dry county".

The other day I was at a wine store in Fort Smith and I got a free sample. The woman asked what I thought and I suggested maybe if she refrigerated it a little. She said no if you cool it to much you'll get nothing but tannin and bite. I was polite about it but I thought " I still ain't buyin any, tastes like %##@.
Yes alcohol is terrible thing, but that chewing tobacco...good stuff.

 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I'm well aware that things can be worse in places like Honduras. But we're talking about Arkansas and its negative stereotypes. The section of I 40 from Little Rock to Memphis certainly doesn't help matters at all. I find it hard to believe the state/federal governments can allow an interstate to deteriorate as I 40 has. Not to speak of the area itself. As someone else said. The longest stretch of ugly road around. And I've driven a good portion of the US.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I'm well aware that things can be worse in places like Honduras. But we're talking about Arkansas and its negative stereotypes. The section of I 40 from Little Rock to Memphis certainly doesn't help matters at all. I find it hard to believe the state/federal governments can allow an interstate to deteriorate as I 40 has. Not to speak of the area itself. As someone else said. The longest stretch of ugly road around. And I've driven a good portion of the US.
Interstates are always behind in repair and capacity unless you're in a rapidly growing area where they just laid down new ones, it seems. 40 isn't NEAR as bad through that stretch as it is through New Mexico and Arizona. I'm not even joking when I say the potholes are so bad (in an interstate!) that you can't safely drive a car in the right side lane for quite a long stretch. I'd think it'd be hard on trucks too. That stretch isn't fantastic, but 40 all the way though Arkansas is in pretty good shape overall, and Oklahoma is finally fixing their stretches that were pretty bad (much worse than the stretch your talking about), so the I-40 corridor is gradually getting attention.

It's definitely not the longest stretch of ugly road around, I can find a few more for you if that's the kind of thing you want to go explore , but it's a poor area, nothing more. I don't know what you'd really expect it to look like.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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A suggestion to anyone that is getting ready to drive I40 from Memphis to Little Rock as I did this past weekend-----------Stop and pee in West Memphis before heading west! I40 will absolutely jar your kidneys!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Wow. I always thought the only people who voluntarily lived in Arkansas were in the Federal Witness Relocation Program.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Wow. I always thought the only people who voluntarily lived in Arkansas were in the Federal Witness Relocation Program.
Did your mother have any children that arent special ed?
 
Old 11-22-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Wow. I always thought the only people who voluntarily lived in Arkansas were in the Federal Witness Relocation Program.
That's not for you to know.

But seriously, we moved here by choice and unless a job takes me elsewhere, I'm happy with it and have no compelling desire to leave. Great place to live, other places are nice to visit from time to time, but home still feels like home (and considering how frequently I've moved lately, that's saying something).
 
Old 11-25-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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I think the stereotyping is an advantage.
Everytime I mention moving to Ark, I get the "With the hillbillies and people with missing teeth"?
Do you "want" those shallow heads moving next to you?
I'd rather they keep their attitude and leave more room in Ark for me.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think the stereotyping is an advantage.
Everytime I mention moving to Ark, I get the "With the hillbillies and people with missing teeth"?
Do you "want" those shallow heads moving next to you?
I'd rather they keep their attitude and leave more room in Ark for me.
you know we saw a heck of a lot more people in NM with missing teeth than we see here. I always hear the same thing, but AR isn't what people think it is.

Nita
 
Old 11-25-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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you know we saw a heck of a lot more people in NM with missing teeth than we see here. I always hear the same thing, but AR isn't what people think it is.

Nita


*I have heard; Folks in NM have a rep for drinking and fighting- perhaps that's where the teeth go. LOL.
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