Another one for the "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up" files

It begins with plans for a $750 million “theme park” (of undetermined theme) in the middle of nowhere, moves on to a toothless millionaire (who blames it on a ‘crispy chicken wing’ from Hooters, no less), and just keeps getting better. My favorite part:

“It should be a very positive story,” Mr. Dinwiddie said in an interview at the Cracker Barrel, where the hostess urged him to ignore all the negativity and asked if her daughter-in-law’s Irish dance troupe could get a show at the theme park.

via In Tennessee Town, Grand Plans and Great Doubt –


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Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on March 27, 2011, in Absolutely Nashville, Appalachian Noir, Tennessee News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Perhaps they can get Jake Butcher and Ray Blanton in on it with them. Seriously though, who do they expect will come to that park? Tennesseans can’t afford it due to low wages and higher costs of living.

  2. Oh, Lordy. Used to be people like this would just hitch a wagon to an old horse and try selling snake oil and youth tonic. And like we really need more automobile pollution in Tennessee.

    So, you think some of that financial backing is coming from Cracker Barrell or just from the expected settlement over that crispy chicken wing?

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