Going to be a slow day | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Going to be a slow day

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 10:41 AM

We just noticed that an Illinois newspaper, tired of the litany of critical comments from readers on its website, has decreed that Wednesday will be Peace and Goodwill Reader Comments Day. Moderators will remove all comments that aren't in the spirit of the season.

What about it, bloggers? Good idea?

It reminds me of a night in 1968 or thereabouts, when I was hanging out with high school pals at Tom and Mac's, the drive-in where I spent most waking hours outside class and sports in Lake Charles, La. The drill was to back into a parking place, pay the carhops a 15-cent tip on a 35-cent beer to get served a PBR in a paper cup (despite our tender ages) and watch the hot cars -- GTOs, Satellites with hemi engines and Super Sport Chevelles -- circle the lot endlessly, their cutout mufflers rumbling, the Top 40 sounds of KLOU-AM blaring from everyone's radio.

Anyway, we vowed to have one evening where we didn't talk about other people. After 15 minutes or so of silence, we went back to business as usual.

 

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Arkansan on Obama's latest commutation list

    President Obama today announced commutations of the sentences of 111 federal prisoners, including one from Arkansas.
    • Aug 30, 2016
  • More on how highways were used to wipe out "blight" of non-white neighborhoods

    Vox, a news website that concerns itself with energy and other issues, has a fine piece, including before and after images, on the history of the U.S. interstate system and why roads were built through the middle of cities (unless people of influence stopped them — see Manhattan, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)
    • Mar 22, 2016

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation