Posted by WilmyWood
on 20 February 2014 - 10:51 PM
A pc code word? You sound like one of those crazy conspiracy theorists. Was it a code word when Tupac had it tattooed across his stomach? It's used to describe a certain way of behaving because that is it's definition, never mind that 'thug life' has been glorified for decades by rappers and now you wanna get all offended by it's use? Is this another word that only black people and honorary black people can say? Lol, just ridiculous. Also, class act is used a lot to describe people of all races. Oh, but I must not be a minority because only white people can't see the encrypted media racism. Disgusting.
a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer
Why did the association change? Things like E. 1999 Eternal and many others.
And this is coming from someone who grew up in Charlotte and went to Irwin Elementary, Piedmont Middle and West Charlotte, graduating in '92. My "crew" in high school actually made front page of the Charlotte Observer because of how diverse we were. I played ball with Junior Burrough, Jeff "Touche" McGinnis and witnessed Stackhouse single handedly demolish our team after those guys left.
Hell, I was even good friends with Chris Dixon...The teenager that made so much money from selling Coke that he came to school every day in Mink coats while driving a brand new Mercedes. He was a good guy though...bought his mom a brand new house and looked out for me because I was his "big white buddy".
Remember Alex Orange? He was a friend of mine. Google his name if you don't know.
I grew up in a family that tried very hard to distance themselves from the backwards thinking relatives that shunned one cousin for marrying a "black" and another cousin for being gay.
I am probably the least racist southerner on the planet because of that.
Yet I'm asked by micnificent28 to "enlighten myself". I don't know what it's like to be a minority in this country so I can't speak on your hardships. All I do know is that the N word and the word if the day, "thug", would be used a hell of a lot less if the words were used less by the people they are unfortunately associated with.
Rednecks call themselves rednecks, too. Not necessarily a positive thing, either.
Posted by WilmyWood
on 19 December 2013 - 06:46 PM
OnlyPantherFaninMaine has touched down in Charlotte for the first time in his life and will be attending his first ever game in Bank of America stadium this Sunday. This is literally a dream come true for a lifelong Panther fan.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be taking a stadium tour with a friend of mine. The first time I see or walk into the stadium will likely be emotional for me and one of the greatest feelings I've had in a long time. If any of you have the time tomorrow; feel free to join me as I take in the sites and sounds of the stadium for the first time.
Come Sunday I would love to tailgate with as many of you as possible. I want to experience an authentic North Carolina tailgate with all the food I hear so much about on this site but never have any idea as to what you're talking about. I can pitch in some cash if that would help out. I'll be attending the game with a buddy I graduated college with a couple years back and we want to go all out prior to the game with food and drink. Let me know if you have the room for a couple more this Sunday!
Anyways, tonight I'll be venturing downtown and likely going out somewhere. Feel free to post some places I should try to eat at while I'm here, some places to party, and just some things to do in general.
I hope to see you on Sunday. Let's get this win ladies and gentlemen.
I haven't lived in Charlotte in 20+ years and that city has changed so much since I moved it inst funny. Because of that, I can't give you any recommendations other than to hit up Bojangles if you're nursing a hangover Monday morning. A big, greasy biscuit sandwich, some Bo Rounds and a huge sweet tea is the ultimate hangover cure.
Also, I always assumed you lived in NC or SC and moved to Maine. What's your story? How did you become a Panther fan?