Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dear National Media,

The movie "Deliverance" was set in Georgia. Georgia is a state in the southern U.S. While a tiny portion of Georgia is included in the region commonly called "Appalachia", the vast majority of the state is located outside this region and shares little to no cultural traits with the rest of Appalachia.

Based upon this information, which has heretofore obviously escaped your legendary powers of fact-finding, please refrain from referencing the movie "Deliverance" or its main musical theme "Dueling Banjos" in your stories about Appalachian voters. We're asking politely. For now.

Sincerely,

Charles

3 comments:

The Film Geek said...

Does this mean I, as a resident of Appalachia, can no longer say: "You sure do have a purty mouth?"

Because I say it.

A lot.

Buzzardbilly said...

I think it's just fine for The Film Geek to continue using this phrase. We all know it has less to do with his Appalachianness and more to do with his prediliction for purdy mouths.

Really. Does anyone prefer ugly mouths?

Sharon said...

Amen.