|Sure she's cute. |
But she's also into LARPing and will probably ask you to wear elf ears during sex.
I'm pretty committed to our relationship. (Even if I do occasionally cheat on her with Michigan. Shh! Don't tell!) But aside from various political leanings, I really love Georgia. Mostly because of the climate, partly due to the people. Yet for all it's charm, there are still a few things about this state that are cause for an involuntary head tilt.
|I see what's going on. I just don't understand it.|
|And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like.|
Eight-year old David Wiggins was in a field picking vegetables when he was bitten by an eastern diamondback. Although anti-venom treatment wasn't available at the time, the boy survived the bite, yet took a full year to recover.
I like to imagine him lying in bed, plotting on just how to exact his revenge against those venomous vipers.
|No quarter shall be given.|
It has since turned into a huge festival, where hunters net hundreds of snakes, which are then sold, traded, or killed.
But mostly killed.
While there, you can view the snakes, partake in some rattler on a stick...
|And really, who could blame you?|
In that case, why not make Tallapoosa Georgia your exotic New Years Eve destination?
However, Tallapoosa gives theirs a very unexpected twist.
Suspended by his tail, inside a plastic ball clumsily strung with Christmas lights, former roadkill specimen "Spencer the Possum" is lowered over the heads of revelers, welcoming the new year.
|Clearly, Georgia knows how to party.|
Confederate Memorial Day, bitches!
|Sorry, no time for guesses.|
Anyway, April 26th, the anniversary of general Joseph E. Johnson's surrender, was considered the most appropriate day to commemorate the Confederate dead. Also, it marks the beginning of really nice weather in Georgia. So, there's that.
|Woo! Beach party!|
|I think there was a "heritage not hate" argument somewhere in there.|
Currently, we have this:
Except when you consider that one of the first drafts of the Confederate's colors was this:
So yeah, almost the entire damn war.
And now we have another just like it.
UPDATE: As of this year, Claxton's Rattlesnake Roundup will no longer be killing snakes. While the rattlers are still the festival's main attraction, they are taking a more educational/wildlife preservation approach. Currently Whigman, Georgia is site to the state's only true rattlesnake roundup.