Sunday, March 23, 2014

Don't risk the road trip?

Gambling operators in Arkansas have been running these ads on Memphis tv stations for over a year. Needless to say, they are not too flattering about Mississippi.  First question: Why the hell isn't Phil Bryant standing up for Mississippi and calling out these ads?



My favorite:











Guess Phil was too busy telling MDA to rebid the tourism advertising contract to worry about actual tourism. 

26 comments:

Burke said...

It is fairly well known that the Governor is antigambling, so he is not likely to address this outrage. It's not the same thing as Nero fiddling while Rome burns, but it's in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

For a variety of reasons, they can take all of the gambling houses, and give them back to the Indians.

Anonymous said...

He should get on board with gaming. If he would, the revenue would solve all our education funding needs forever.........

Anonymous said...

He should get on board with gaming. If he would, the revenue would solve all our education funding needs forever.........

Anonymous said...

Kingfish--I need a lil help here--PLEASE tell me what I'm missing re the Zippidy Do Dah deal--I bunch of fat old women get to throw beads to a "crowd" and get loaded for a couple of days--kinda like a Fred's Dollar store mardi gras w little or NO net economic benefit--and this is the face of Jackson we want to present to others???? What am I missin??

Anonymous said...

LOL - Yeah, I am a near lifer, but those are pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

LOL, these are funny! These are being run by the out of state casinos themselves, not Arkansas or Tennessee state tourism. Are the Mississippi casinos spending their money to run their own ads to counter this? I don't see how this is a government issue.

Anonymous said...

This is only one issue where Bryant did not stand up for Mississippi! What Bryant did not realize, understand and accept when he chose to ask for this office - it is not about him, it is about what is good for the State of Mississippi as a whole. However, contrary to that idea, Bryant is all about what HE WANTS and the State of Mississippi BE DAMNED!! The sooner we can get him out of the governor's office, the better for our state!

Anonymous said...

Deputy Phil was one of the cops in the ads.

Burke said...

Having calmed down, I think that 12:52 is correct.

Kingfish said...

It's called standing up for your state. Otherwise known as jawboning

Anonymous said...

It appears there are some really stupid and gullible people who come to Mississippi. They either can't read a fuel gauge, or neglect vehicle maintenance, or tend to bribe the police.........

Quarter Slot said...

Has nothing to do with 'standing up for your state'. Why waste wind and time on a response. No different from the MS Restaurant Association (if they would) running ads encouraging people to stay in Mississippi for fine dining.

Also has nothing to do with 'anti gaming', Feel Bryant, Indians, education or government responsibility.

CornFish gets a zero for this one.

S K said...

Does Bryant own a casino? Does the state of MS own a casino? If not - how about we let the casinos compete with one another both instate and out of state. Do we expect the governor to run ads for Nissan against other brands of cars who don't manufacture in the state? If we see an ad for Memphis BBQ do we need the gov to run ads for MS slugburgers? Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

5:39 A portion of the money that suckers lose in MS casinos goes to the state of MS; it is in our best interest to maximize the amount lost in MS casinos instead of casinos in other states.

The insulting tone of these ads is just annoying, and it would be nice if the gubner said something to defend the state against insults.

Some of these are really funny, and I assume they are effective in boosting money lost in AR casinos if they keep paying to run the ads.

Anonymous said...

None of the people in the videos that worked (the top one was 'removed')showed people we'd want in Mississippi, anyway. Those folks looked even more pathetic and sleazy than the usual sort who go to casinos.

Ever since casino ads started appearing on TV, I've wondered where they get the people they film. Even the 'pretty girls' look diseased and depraved. I presume they're all casino employees, or girlfriends and relatives of the criminals who run the casinos.

And that man with the big red sign really needs to discover shampoo. What a greaseball. But, let's face it: the Slimehead Look and Organized Crime go together. And GAMBLING IS ORGANIZED CRIME.

We should be THANKING the creators of those ads, for helping keep undesirables out of Mississippi.

Kingfish said...

Because it was uploaded by Donna Echols a year ago. Thats ok. Gimme a little while to put it back up

Anonymous said...

This thread is a loser. Don't bother.

Pugnacious said...

We should be THANKING the creators of those ads, for helping keep undesirables out of Mississippi.~

Thanks to Al Capp and the comic genius of Andy Kaufman, we know all about Arky "Dogpatchers" and the Memphis hillbilliy slime.

Anonymous said...

Don't overlook Snuffy Smith and that strip's representation of 'all things Missippi', GooberNacious. Chortle.

Anonymous said...

"Thanks to Al Capp and the comic genius of Andy Kaufman, we know all about Arky "Dogpatchers" and the Memphis hillbilliy slime.

March 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM"

When I think of people coming in from Arkansas to go to Casinos, images of "Dogpatchers" don't pop into my head. Instead, I just see sleazy people who somehow, inexplicably, lived into old age. I don't see grannies smoking corncob pipes. I envision blonde bouffants and glitter sweatshirts, or polyester windsuits with white high heels, and big designer eyewear.

As for Memphians... If I were writing out a list of terms I associate with the people of that place, I could write out several pages of 'slur words' and other unflattering descriptors. 'Hillbilly', however, would not appear on that list, no matter how long the list became.

Maybe it's a generational thing. I'm just a couple of years short of being old enough to be a Baby Boomer. And it is my impression that the last generation to actually read newspapers (and comic strips) was the half-generation in-between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers. I've HEARD of Snuffy Smith and those other ones. But I can't remember wasting time actually reading that stuff. I did make the mistake of watching "Tobacco Road", though.

And I will add that the sort of people who come out of Arkansas or Memphis to go to casinos are hardly considered by many, to be representative of Arkansans or Memphians. My personal impression of them is that they are unusually amoral, and from the lower and lower-middle classes: people who somehow never developed any real interests. Gambling is how they choose to add 'adventure' to their pathetic lives.

He Mad! said...

Damn, 2:14. Who in Arkansas and Tennessee refused to breed with YOU on a first date?

Pugnacious said...

I envision blonde bouffants and glitter sweatshirts, or polyester windsuits with white high heels, and big designer eyewear.

That would be Dollywood.

Chill out. It was a joke. You take Andy Kaufman's jewish shtick way to seriously.

My brother has been all over the world as an petroleum engineer with Big Oil, but he chose to retire on the White River in Arkansas. And "Hillbilly" isn't in my vocabulary.

I still find the Beverly Hillbillies and HeeHaw entertaining.

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Pugnacious said...

"I envision blonde bouffants and glitter sweatshirts, or polyester windsuits with white high heels, and big designer eyewear.

That would be Dollywood.

Chill out. It was a joke. You take Andy Kaufman's jewish shtick way to seriously."

Actually, you don't have to go to Dollywood to see Old Chicks dressing that way. The lobby of any 'value-priced' accommodation in any town with casinos will be full of women like that. And I seriously doubt that in the South, significant numbers of them will be Jewish.

Is Andy Kaufman a character on 'The Riches?' We gave away our televisions when the 'Digital Switch' happened (only time we'd turn them on was when the tornado sirens would start, so why bother...). So now, I only watch TV when we're at a hotel, or when I'm on the cardio machines at the gym. If Kaufmann's not a sitcom character, does he do 'standup'? I thought the Jewish Comedy thing stopped sometime in the Eighties. Does he play the 'Casino Circuit' or something?

Pugnacious said...

The late Andy Kaufman was the World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion. He appeared on Taxi and did make guest appearances on late nite talk shows, the Dave Letterman Show being the most memorable.

He died of lung cancer(a non-smoker) before he was able to buy Graceland which he had wanted to turn into a museum to display his numerous awards and trophies and to promote his Hollywood acting and Inter-Gender wresting careers.

Btw, he did the best Elvis impersonation, ever on the Johnny Cash Show. Andy was no cave-dwelling New Yorker.

No Ethanol said...

Pug...........

Pay attention!

You're demoted to the fuel island for three weeks.

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