Saturday, August 13, 2011

Flipped Out for The Dixie Love

Y'all Alabama is on fire for the nation. There's a lot of Alabama love out there. Not just the Bama football team, but state wide. The state of Alabama is filled with exquisite beauty, talent, a sense of charm, taste, and flavors of the ol' South. As Southerners from the wonderful and beautiful State of Alabama, what we offer is a smile, delicious food, great music, polite manners, common sense and a cold glass of SWEET TEA.  I mean look at the men and women that are great successes from our good "God's Country" state.  I will only list a few that I feel you might know.  They are as follows:
  • Hank Aaron-Baseball Hall of Fame - Mobile, AL
  • Bobby Allison & son Davey Allison - NASCAR drivers - Hueytown, AL
  • Regina Benjamin - current Surgeon General of the U.S. - Mobile, AL
  • Earl Bennett - NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears - Birmingham, AL
  • Bo Bice - American Idol runner up during 4th season - Huntsville, AL
  • Eric Bledsoe - NBA Point Guard for the L.A. Clippers - Birmingham, AL
  • Michael Biehn - actor - best known as Kyle Reese in the 1984 film "The Terminator" - Anniston, AL
  • Coach Bobby Bowden - Retired head coach for Florida State University - Birmingham, AL
  • Jimmy Buffett - singer/songwriter - known for "Margaritaville" - born in Pascagoula, MS; raised and currently living in Mobile, AL
  • Bretty Butler - comedian - Montgomery, AL
  • Keith Butler - NFL Coach for Pittsburgh Steelers - Anniston, AL
  • Nell Carter - actress - best known in the 1980s sitcome "Gimme a Break" - Birmingham, AL
  • George Washington Carver - scientist/inventor known for his research & promoting alternative crops to cotton such as peanuts, soybeans, & sweet potatoes - Tuskegee, AL
  • Nat King Cole - singer/songwriter - Montgomery, AL
  • Tim Cook - COO & acting CEO of Apple, Inc. - Robertsdale, AL
  • Courtney Cox - actress - Birmingham, AL
  • Kim Dickens - actress - best known in roles such as Stacey Seebring in "Mercury Rising", and Mrs. Boswell in "The Blind Side" - Huntsville, AL
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esch - Heavyweight boxer - Jasper, AL
  • Paul Finebaum - sports author, TV, & radio personality & former columnist - Birmingham, AL
  • Fannie Flagg - actress, comedian, & author.  Best known for her 1988 novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe."  - Birmingham, AL
  • Louise Fletcher - actress - Best known as Kai Winn Adami in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" - Birmingham, AL
  • Robert Gibbs - former Press Secretary for President Obama - Auburn, AL (I knew there was something off about him.  LOL! - Roll Tide Roll!)
  • Winston F. Groom, Jr. - author - Best known for his book "Forrest Gump". - Fairhope, AL
  • Mary Katharine Ham - journalist - known as a Fox News contributor - Montgomery, AL
  • Emmylou Harris - singer/songwriter - Birmingham, AL
  • John S. Hendricks - Founder, Chair & CEO of Discovery Networks - Huntsville, AL
  • Taylor Hicks - American Idol winner 2006 - Hoover, AL
  • Joe Hilley - author of "Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader" - Birmingham, AL
  • Robert Hoffman - actor - Best known in "Step Up 2" - Madison, AL
  • Mitch Holleman - child actor known as Reba Hart's (Reba McEntire) son, Jake on TV sitcom "Reba." - Auburn, AL
  • Polly Holliday - actress - Best known as "Flo" from TV sitcom "Alice". - Jasper, AL
  • Hardcore Holly - WWE star - Mobile, AL
  • Evander Holyfield - former heavyweight Championship boxer - Atmore, AL
  • Bo Jackson - multi-sport athlete - Bessemer, AL
  • Kate Jackson - actress - known as Sabrina in the 70's hit sitcom "Charlie's Angels" - Birmingham, AL
  • Katherine Jackson - Michael Jackson's mother - Barbour County, AL
  • Lonnie Johnson - inventor of the Super Soaker water gun - Mobile, AL
  • Helen Keller - writer - Tuscumbia, AL
  • Carl Lewis - Track & Field athlete - Birmingham, AL
  • Joe Lewis - Heavyweight Championship boxer - Lafayette, AL
  • Willie Mays - Hall of Fame MLB Centerfielder - Birmingham, AL
  • Jim Nabors - actor - Best known as Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" - Sylacauga, AL
  • Stan O'Neal - Chairman & CEO of Merrill Lynch - Roanoke, AL
  • Jesse Owens - Track & Field athlete - Oakville, AL
  • Satchel Paige - baseball player - Mobile, AL
  • Michael Papajohn - actor - Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Rosa Parks - civil rights activist - Tuskegee, AL
  • Wilson Puckett - R & B/Singer/songwriter - Hits are "Mustang Sally" & "In The Midnight Hour" - Prattville, AL
  • Condoleezza Rice - former U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush - Birmingham, AL
  • Michael Rooker - actor - appears in films such as "Cliffhanger", "Days of Thunder", "JFK", "Tombstone" - Jasper, AL
  • Lionel Richie - singer - Tuskegee, AL
  • Debby Ryan - actress - best known as Bailey Puckett in the Disney Channel's show "The Suite Life on Deck."  - Huntsville, AL
  • Octavia Spencer - actress - best known for the new movie "The Help" - Montgomery, AL
  • Ken Stabler - former NFL player - Foley, AL
  • Bart Starr - former NFL player - Montgomery, AL
  • Ruben Studdard - 2003 American Idol winner - Birmingham, AL
  • Channing Tatum - actor - leading roles in "Step Up", G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", & "Dear John" - Cullman, AL
  • Richard Tyson - actor - best known as the villian Cullen Crisp, Sr. in the film "Kindergarten Cop" - Mobile, AL
  • Daniel Wallace - author - known for his novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions" - Birmingham, AL
  • Tammy Wynette - country singer - Red Bay, AL
Watching ESPN, it sounds like the Atlanta Falcons are lovin' their new star athlete, Julio Jones.  Doug and I sure wish he was still playing for Bama once again.  The last time I looked, the AP polls are showing University of Alabama at the #2 spot. 

Sweet Home Alabama is a new reality show like "The Bachelorette," Alabama style.   Guys from the big cities and small towns are trying to win over Devin Grissom's affection.  Devin is a student of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  This reality show is shown on CMT and is filmed at Mobile Bay, AL.  You can watch this reality show on Thursday night at 9PM CST on CMT.

Flipping Dixie premiered today, Saturday at 11AM CST on A&E.  Robert Lee, owner of Cullman Liquidators, goes around and purchases old mobile homes, refurbishes, and resells them.  The first time Doug and I heard about this show was yesterday, while listening to Rick and Bubba on the radio.  They were interviewing Robert Lee about his new show on A & E.  One caller commented that Robert's stories and adventurers were so funny that is why it made a good show.  Howie Mandel narrates the show.  It was a little entertaining to watch, especially since you know that it's not far from your house.  LOL! 

The video that sold A & E to viewing this television entertainment in the making. LOL!

I Love My State!

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