…and pull up your pants!

July 23rd, 2007 · 97 comments

Bill snapped this photo at a liquor store in middle-of-nowhere Tennessee, 40 miles east of Memphis. Like this one and this one, it’s more crazy than passive-aggressive — but too good to pass up.

and pull up your pants

Adds Bill: “From what the friend I was visiting told me, the store aired religious TV every hour it was open.  Except on Sundays, that is… because that’s when they turned on NASCAR. IT also had the widest array of bum wines (MD 20/20, Wild Irish Rose, etc.) that I have ever seen.”

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97 responses so far ↓

  • #1   par3182

    maybe i’m getting old & grumpy but i can only nod in agreement to the “pull up your pants” sign

    kids today….

    Jul 23, 2007 at 8:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Soll545

      dude lighten up live and let live u senile fruit cakes crack me up when i was younger i got a complaint from a neighbor that my basketball was bouncing too loud… ok sry sir ill graffiti ur car instead… O.o

      Dec 7, 2007 at 12:31 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Shirt Buttoned to the Chin

      The thing that sickens me about my generation is people like you. I grew up in a military family, so, unlike many kids my age, I was instilled with some morals and decency. Wanting everyone to conform to the standards that you do is not being “Senile.” In fact, the people that resisted the 60′s “hippy generation” should be praised, not insulted. Who gives a damn if you can rap? Not me. And I’d put 3-1 odds on the fact that I’m younger that you.

      Aug 5, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   Suzi

      I have to disagree with both. I too have older people assume what I’m doing is wrong because I’m younger. Also wanting people to conform is not senile, but it is wrong and annoying. Just because someone is not doing things the way you like it doesn’t make it wrong. If there is a problem there can be respect from both sides, but theres nothing you can do about how loud your ball is, but I hope the graffiti was a joke, because thats an overreaction, clearly.

      Nov 22, 2008 at 11:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Simster

    I can picture their ideal customer now – shirt buttoned to the chin, pants up to the bottom rib held up by brown leather belt with inoffensive buckle, good sturdy, sensible shoes and short back and sides. This man is mute, only uses Visa and is illiterate, so unable to write checks. He drinks cheap wine because he has an honest, harworking trade behind him and can’t afford anything better.
    The signs don’t worry him, because he can’t read them; in fact they look encouraging because they are so bright and colourful.
    I am imagining a town full of these guys, all lined up to go in this liquor store. They are all called Hank.
    I don’t think I would like to visit this town, but if you have a Hank perhaps you should encourage him to go there.

    Jul 23, 2007 at 8:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   todd

    i’m not a gangbanger but i definitely don’t wear them on the hipline. there’s something to be said for “low rise” but not “nut huggers” if you catch my drift.

    Jul 23, 2007 at 8:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Dopey

    Isn’t it illegal to display people’s cheques in the window?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 12:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Canuck

    This is too funny for words!
    A liquor store that plays religious television-HA!

    Jul 24, 2007 at 1:59 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   Joanna

    I was thinking the same thing about the checks in the window… they have names, addresses, probably telephone numbers, and account information at that bottom! That CAN’T be legal. But I’m also guessing the store owners dont’ care.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Bonstermunch

    Woah! I nearly spewed my coffee over “gangbanger” – it means something a little different here in the UK. Who says you never learn anything on the web? : )

    I love the way it reads totally differently if you start in the wrong place. Ha! Still, you’ve got to love the cheery “star-edge” day-glo thing – perhaps they’d ordered a bulk load of these signs and felt they had to use them up. “Dammit Arlene, I’m gonna use them to teach these barefoot pant-slouching foul-mouthed AmEx a-holes a thing or two!”

    ps I’m not a gangbanger either

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:12 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   nicholas

      dont worry, it means something else here in the U.S. as well. i went the same way you did when i started to read it as well.

      i have not heard someone call them “gangbangers” since about 1997, and that was my grandma.

      Jun 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Tarn

    It kind of implies by positioning that KennyChesney is not wanted either. Well, ok, I’ll go with that… ;-)

    I don’t get that pants-falling-down look at all. Looks like their arse has fainted.
    And some of them have the crotch down at the knee – how could they run in those things?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 4:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   southern girl

    Dang, if you write a bad check in that joint, they will straight up put you on blast!!!

    They are almost out of space for their notes, btw!

    Jul 24, 2007 at 4:33 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   meta

    funny they aired religious television every day EXCEPT sunday. heh.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 5:15 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Toasty

    Heh – Bonstermunch – I nearly spluttered my sandwiches over that ‘gangbanger’ comment too! Also UK based, hence also loving the poster for Cruzan Rum – I really hope that ONLY in Tennessee would anyone think ‘Guitars, Tiki Bars and a whole lot of love’ would be a nice catchy slogan to bring the punters in. (Is that a faded 2004 poster too? Classy stuff!)

    Fortunately, the only place you see day-glo jagged edged signs like that in the UK are low-grade fish ‘n’ chip (US translation – fries) shops. They do serve as a useful warning to avoid the establishment like the plague – maybe the US/UK divide isn’t so different after all then eh?! :)

    Jul 24, 2007 at 5:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Char

    I think the “pull up your pants” line is a reference to Denis Leary’s routine about the kid behind the counter at the 7-11 who serves him something other than coffee-flavored coffee. It is on his Lock and Load CD. He describes the clerk as having multiple piercings and displaying two feet of underwear. Denis thinks someone has put maple syrup in his coffee, but it is actually the flavor of the day, which is “Maple Nut Crunch.” Anyway, he screams at the clerk and tells him to “pull up his pants.” I know it sounds dumb when retold, but it is actually quite funny. I highly recommend.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:03 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   kit kat

      27 inches of under-fuckin’-wear!!!!

      Aug 16, 2008 at 11:07 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   GhostWriter

    There’s only one thing I hate more than a dirty mouth, and that’s dirty language and vulgar language -

    …TWO! two things I hate more than an dirty mouth, and they are dirty language, vulgar language, and a fanatical devotion to the Pope-


    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:15 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   Mona

    This reminds me of a diner I used to frequent. It had signs ALL over the walls that were like these. I was sitting there reading them all one day and realized that they must REALLY hate all their customers.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Goldie

    (speechlessly freaking out about checks on the wall)

    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:34 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   Heather

    How much tape must this place go through?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:50 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   Andy

    Hmmm… one of those signs would be a good marketing thing for that store:

    Under the “Dirty Mouth” sign, have a sign advertising Orbit gum.


    Jul 24, 2007 at 7:02 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   Stephanie

    I totally agree with par. Pull your freaking pants up. They don’t have to be around your nipple, but if one small tug can send them crashing about your ankles, they’re too low. Also, Andy’s idea is awesome. We should let the store owners know…

    Jul 24, 2007 at 7:40 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   Gecko Bloggle

    This reminds me that I have to go catch a shot of the sign in a shop window near my place that reads:

    “You have been photographed and identified. It is only a matter of time before you are arrested!”

    This sign has been up for two months, minimum.

    It’s on the door of a clothing store run by (what I’m pretty sure is) the grumpiest French-Canadian on the planet. When entering the store, you are more often than not greeted not with “Hello” but with “Close the door!” They can often be seen sweeping the sidewalk in front of the store (okay, fair enough) but doing it with water, and sweeping water in what can only been seen as a violent manner *AT* potential customers as they pass by.

    Maybe some proprietors would be happier if the customers couldn’t find the place?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 7:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #20   Trickster

    As a Swede, gangbanger reads a bit different, more in line with my UK fellows. It does make the post so much funnier though!
    I love the “And pull up your pants!” sign, just love it. Made my afternoon. I am going to have to put up one of my own on my front door, ooh how that will irk my neighbours! My neighbours being the kind of people who think it is ok to knock on my door when they are drunk and in their underwear to talk about what my cat has done during the day…

    Jul 24, 2007 at 8:05 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #21   Tarn

    so what DID your cat do? ;-)

    I’d put a jaggedy-edged bright orange sign on my door telling the local Jehovah’s Witnesses once & for all that
    a) I’m not niterested &
    b) next time they come calling on a Sunday morning, I’m damn well going to answer the door exactly how I am when it rings! (Last time I was nekkid and no, that would not be a treat for them…)

    Jul 24, 2007 at 8:35 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #22   Betty

    Nope, it is not illegal to display checks publicly. It might be unethical or immoral to some, but it isn’t illegal to display. You are likely setting yourself up for a civil suit if someone takes the information, sets up a false identity and it can be shown that the shopowner’s actions lead to someone being defrauded or the like, but it is not illegal.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 9:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #23   Fraulein N

    That’s not really a LIST as much as it is, I dunno, a bulletin board. And the way that Kenny Chesney poster is positioned, it kind of makes it look like he’s supposed to be a solution for “Dirty Mouth Dirty Language.”

    Jul 24, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #24   S.S.

    I kind of doubt these people are Catholic (in response to the Pope comment before this one). Sounds more like Baptists to me.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 10:20 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #25   GhostWriter

    Regarding devotion to the Pope: I took some liberties in my attempt to parody Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketch.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #26   Writer, Rejected

    I like it when store owners get involved with the day’s fashion and sound like somebody’s grandmother. “And Pull Up Your Pants!” It’s kind of brill. I think I’d be afraid to go in there, though.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:01 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #27   ginger

    i don’t understand how you can write a bad cheque in a shop. surely you need your guarantee card ? what kind of crazy system do you ahve where people can go in shops & write dud cheques ? lol

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #28   Confused

    Questions for posters:

    1. Why would anyone want to steal the identity of someone whose checks have bounced?

    2. What exactly is the meaning of ‘gangbanger’ in the UK and Sweden that is so different from the US? Would it be referring to sausage or something?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:09 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #29   Kristin

    Guarantee cards are not commonly used here anymore in the States, at least not in my experience. Bad checks happen, but I think it’s fairly rare because it’s a pretty serious offense, hard to pull off and frankly with everything on computers it is much easier for criminals to steal credit card numbers instead of writing fraudulent checks.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #30   Kristin

    Also, confused. Gangbanger can also refer to someone participating in a gangbang, where a bunch of men (sometimes hundreds) have sex with one woman. Generally they are organized by some sort of sleazy porn company and the woman is a porn actress. I aassume that is what the UK and Swedish posters are thinking of? But not sure.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:17 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #31   Vampira

    In the U.S. it is definitely not illegal to display bad checks. What actually is illegal here is writing bad checks. We don’t have a guarantee card like you’re talking about. It can be a misdemeanor (no jail or less than a year) or felony crime (at least one year in jail) depending on the number of bad checks and the amounts.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #32   T-Bone

    Char- I cracked up reading your entry about Dennis Leary- I could almost hear him screaming and I imagined the look on his face. He just kills me.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 11:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #33   Erin

    @Kristen: we get a statement every month at the restaurant I work at of all the bounced checks. Trust me, it still happens a lot. Even though hardly ANYONE even pays with checks anymore.
    It’s almost suspicious in itself when someone pays by check, because it’s so easily abused.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #34   Toasty

    Kristin’s definition is pretty much spot on for the UK :)

    Jul 24, 2007 at 12:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #35   ged

    OK, guess I’m the only one in the dark about this one: So who the heck IS Kenny Chesney anyway?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 12:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #36   The Queen of Passive Aggressiveness

    My homestate has been recognized!

    Y’all, I’m so proud! Passive-aggressive shaming is a Tennessee way of life.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 1:17 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #37   Vampira

    Kenny Chesney is some country singer who used to be married to Renee Zelweggehrejhrehr or however you spell it. That’s all I know!

    Jul 24, 2007 at 1:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #38   Jill

    Methinks if the proprietor doesn’t care for this kind of clientele, then he/she’s in the wrong business. It’s a damn BOOZE STORE ferchrissakes. You’re bound to run into some rather unsavory characters.

    Also, aren’t the “dirty mouth” and “dirty language” signs a little redundant?

    Jul 24, 2007 at 2:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #39   Melissa

    Loving the comment that they play religious programs *except* on Sunday.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 2:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #40   Writer, Rejected

    It’s odd how the discussion is alternating between writing bad checks and gang rape. I’m slightly uncomfortable, but, Oh, how I do love a controversial passive agressive post. This one is quite rife.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 2:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #41   Zsa

    I almost spewed my soda at Confused’s post- yes dear, Gangbangers are large groups of bad, bad sausages. Be afraid, be very afraid.

    Brutal public shaming of the bad check writers must be a small town thing. I havent seen that since my days in middle-of-nowhere Illinois when the grocery would laminate the bad checks to the counter.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #42   Betty

    Actually, bad checks are very common in the US. According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, US retailers lose over $55 million each year due to bad checks. With the way the proprietor has displayed those checks, it would be very easy to create new checks, go to some Mom and Pop place that doesn’t have access to the Verisign system (electronic check verification technology for those unfamiliar with it) and scam some serious money.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #43   Confused

    Well, if in the UK “Gangbanger can also refer to someone participating in a gangbang, where a bunch of men (sometimes hundreds) have sex with one woman”…..then how is that different from the US word? That’s what it means here, too….though only through the porn industry does it connote a willing female participant.

    Ha ha, Zsa, I was figuring that those crazy brits saw the word “bangers” and were getting confused. But apparently the only confusion (per above) is in thinking that the word means something different in the US.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #44   Kristin

    Wow, I had no idea bad checks were still so common. Oops!

    Confused, I think the UK people were amused because they had no idea of the second connotation of gangbanger that we are familiar with – they only know the one definition. In this context, to those of us from the U.S. , it was obvious that they meant a thuggish sort of person who either is in a street gang or wants people to think they are.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #45   Zsa

    good definition Kristin~ and I gotta find that Dennis Leary CD. Play it really loud in my soccer-mom car while passing all the wanna-be thugs hanging out in front of their million dollar houses. PULL UP YOUR PANTS!

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #46   todd

    i didn’t realize my verbiage was going to derail the entire stream of comments. my apologies. my use of the word had nothing to do with the porn industry, although that news might come at the chagrin of several of you posters.

    if i were to replace the word, i would use “gangster,” “thug,” or “delinquent.”

    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #47   BWelsh

    I wonder if anyone ever stands outside the door and copies down the bank information from the “Bad Check List.” I wouldn’t know whether to warn them or to congratulate them for ingenuity and large balls.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 4:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #48   Confused

    @Todd- I’ve heard it used in the sense that you used it. I just took it as a semi-sarcastic use, referring to the activites that gang members claim to partake in.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #49   jamie

    “pull up your pants”
    lol this reminds me of avril lavigne’s trouble with peaches. avril’s song goes “I WEAR THE PANTS!” pants, people! she wears pants!

    people here in manila post lots of things on their walls or glass cases: counterfeit money and photos of shoplifters most of the time. they photograph shoplifters while those crooks are holding the items they tried to steal to publicly humiliate them. “she stole a razor? that’s just so sad.”

    Jul 24, 2007 at 4:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #50   John Francis

    I strongly commend the owner of this shop, and I strongly condemn the blogger and commenters above who seek to make fun of the owner (who is doing a great service for God and fellow man).

    Jul 24, 2007 at 5:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #50.1   nicholas

      you are an awful person. why would you condemn people? are you a religious leader of some sort? other wise, what gives you the right?

      and why are you even on this site if you have no sense of humor?

      Jun 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #51   Simster

    @ John Francis
    You are absolutely right John, the provision of alcohol for money is a service that should never be made light of. Praise be to the shop owner for doing such a wonderful service I am sure God and my fellow man could not get by without it.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 5:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #52   Trickster

    Tarn, oh I would say on any given day that my cat
    1. Chases the magpies in the back yard
    2. Smells the catnip that grows on the corner to the other building
    3. Says hello to strangers that happen to cross his path
    4. Pees and poos.
    All of this is retold in loving detail, VERY close to my face with my cat referred to as my baby.

    Jul 24, 2007 at 7:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #53   Goddess

    Clean it up, with new ORBITZ Citrismint Gum!

    Jul 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #54   Tarn

    and your neighbour sees fit to advise you of all this? While drunk & in his (I assume it’s a guy) underwear?
    Weird neighbour. Cat sounds perfectly normal though… ;-)

    Back to main topic – I think cheques are being phased out. Some shops here (UK – like you hadbn’t guessed from the spelling of ‘cheque’!) are no longer accepting cheques at all. And some banks will only issue new chequebooks on request (used to be automatic).

    Jul 25, 2007 at 4:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #55   ALA

    1. Ok, so I have to defend my state (a tad). East Tennessee is actually very nice. We have beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers–and since the area where I live (Knoxville) is a college town it’s much more liberal than most of the southern US. Memphis, however, is in west Tennessee & is a pit. Many people want it to break away and join Arkansas.
    2. Kenny Chesney is a country singer whose gimmick is that many of his songs relate to the beach/islands (think Jimmy Buffett-esque). I don’t particularly care for his work, but I respect the heck out of anyone who starts life in one of the poorest counties in the state (TN isn’t a wealthy state in general) and manages to make himself a multi-millionaire.
    3. GhostWriter–I love the Python.
    4. Separated by a Common Language is a great site for the US/UK language divide:
    I especially like the “mooch” posting. Perhaps we should submit “gangbanger” and see what the author comes up with…

    Jul 25, 2007 at 5:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #56   Trickster

    The youngest person I know that owns a cheque-book is my grandfather, and he passed away in 1999.

    Tarn, my cat is a very unobtrusive and normal cat, the biggest trouble with him would be my neighbour, who will also take it upon himself to go fetch him if I let him out at an hour that my neighbour deems to be unappropriate for my baby…

    Jul 25, 2007 at 6:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #57   Isabeau Tye Coronado

    I was once “asked to leave” a gas station in Banner Elk, NC for “bad language.” At least they let me get my lotto tickets first.

    Jul 25, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #58   aliastaken

    I once saw my neighbor’s ‘bad check’ taped to the side of the cash register at a local store. I was at once both embarrassed and delighted to recognize the name.

    Jul 25, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #59   noble savage

    What, no “Your bad checks/language/pants-wearing makes the baby Jesus cry” sign? Pfft. What kind of upstanding booze shop is this?!

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #60   Siu

    Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
    F*ckin’ up the scenery, breakin’ my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #61   Collaroy

    Oh, look, there’s still some space left for another 2 or 3 signs!

    My favourite by far is the “And pull up your pants!”

    And the fact that Nascar takes precedence over Bible TV- and on a Sunday even, imagine that! Uh-oh… wait till the pope hears about that!

    And, I was thrown out of a gas station once because of “undecent behavior”. I believe my boyfriend and I were holding hands. I repent. We shouldn’t have done that in public, I see that now.

    Jul 26, 2007 at 6:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #62   Tarn

    your neighbour is a wack-job! At least he means well, I suppose.

    When I had a cat, my downstairs neighbour insisted that I train him not to use her garden as a loo. She went on about it so much, and I couldn’t convince her that cats are not trainable in that way. She threatened me with the local council. I finally printed out something from the net showing that cats are legally classed as wild animals & therefore owners are not responsible for their actions, and showed her. I also pointed out that the family over the road had FIVE cats, all of which I had seen in local gardens, mine & hers included. (I’d never seen my cat in her garden at all).

    So she put barbed wire up on top of her garden fence. One of the stupider cats from the other family cut his paws on it.
    And the only time I ever saw my cat in her garden, I watched as he daintily picked his way through the wire, jumped down, did his business, jumped back up (again without hurting himself) and sashayed away, tail in air! In fact, I often saw him sitting on her fence after that, and he never caught himself on that wire.

    Topic – I’ve never seen signs at all like this in any UK shop. The strongest I’ve seen are along the lines of ‘no shirt/shoes, no service’, ‘please do not smoke’, and ‘do not ask for credit as a refusal often offends’.
    It sounds as though US shops have a higher entertainment value…. ;-)

    Jul 26, 2007 at 7:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #63   lynn

    The awesome ironic part is that Kenny Chesney has a hit song called “No shoes, No shirt, No problem”! Hee!

    Jul 26, 2007 at 9:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #64   joebec

    reminds me of that episode of Sienfeld where Jerry bounced the clown check LOL

    Jul 26, 2007 at 9:24 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #65   shannon

    I’m from Memphis, and I have to admit that I’d rather forfeit the mountains to live in the city, where all colors of people are in equal danger. I’d love to live in midtown here[more liberal than the rest of the south], actually.

    Jul 27, 2007 at 6:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #66   Nigel

    Having visited Memphis and and frequenting a liquor store it was perhaps the most uncomfortable experience ever. These places must get robbed alot and it shows.

    Jul 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #67   Rain

    ROFLMAO about the “religious programming every day except Sunday.” Sounds like SOMEBODY’S got their priorities in order! (though I never really “understood” NASCAR.)

    Jul 28, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #68   James

    Yeah that’s exactly what I’d expect from a third rate hick liquor store. No class or understanding for the product they sell. They probably think Bordeaux is a bored female deer.

    Jul 30, 2007 at 7:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #69   Down10

    More people need to be told to pull up their pants, really. This guy is doing a public service.

    Aug 13, 2007 at 12:41 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #70   jay

    wtf?? i am really confused!

    ok in the uk gangbang : group sex or 3+ people

    so what the hell does it mean in the us? or what other things can it mean in the uk?? arh!!

    and what is so wrong about low jeans? ( i presume we mean guys) i dont like REALLY low but showing boxers ;) (im a gal btw i know my name is usually 4 guys :s)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #70.1   nicholas

      gangbanger in the U.S. can also mean someone who is in a gang. it was, kind of, a popular way to talk about gang members in the early to mid nineties when the gang epidemic hit the media. but nobody REALLY calls them that.

      Jun 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #71   Mishee

    I love the fact that right next the the “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” is a picture of Kenny Chesney – who when I see, I think of his album titled “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” – so that’s a laugh for me right there!!

    But seriously, rednecks are a scary breed, that’s for sure!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #72   Heather

    Very nice window coverings !!!!! LOL!!!! Bad checks, bad breath, no problem. No Shoes, no shirt, oh heck !!!! That adds another red flag.

    Aug 21, 2007 at 3:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #73   DH1

    Gangbanger here in the US usually describes a member of a street gang that frequently gets into fights with other street gang members. They can be in any color or nationality, but nonetheless will will act aggressively towards members of rival gangs.

    The term gangbang (without the “ers” at the end) refers to the act of several people teaming up on one person during a sexual encounter. Typically more than 2 men having at it with one woman, but I suppose it could also describe homosexual encounters as well. Another term for it when they line up several deep to get a turn on the guest of honor is “Pulling the Train”.

    Aug 24, 2007 at 9:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #74   Mierin

    ha, for some reason, that Cruzan Rum ad makes me think of the old TV commercials where the woman would say “visit the Continent of Puerto Rico!”
    Anyone remember those?

    Aug 24, 2007 at 10:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #75   llauren

    Somebody got something here mixed up. Tennessee liquor laws prohibit sales on Sunday. Any store that sells liquor must be closed on Sunday. So either this place isn’t in Tennessee, or the NASCAR lore is false.

    Aug 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #76   Ree.B

    In response to Dopey, it can’t possibly be illegal to display someone’s bad checks. What’s the worst that can happen? Someone goes all identity theft and steals their fraudulent, bad-check stealing identity? Not really a find.

    Aug 24, 2007 at 7:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

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  • #78   Kamen

    Hmmm. Go into any store and ask them the date and amount of your neighbors last transaction, they’ll tell you they cant give that info. Yet when posting checks, thats exactly what they are doing as well as releasing address and phone#, in a libellious manner to boot. Legal paradox there, especially considering not everyone who bounces a check is a deadbeet. People make mistakes, billing errors by others can cause checks to bounce that you *knew* you had enough for (ran afoul of this myself 3 months back) and such people certainly do not deserve public defamation of character. But hey, if its legal for them to do that, turnabout is fair play. Ask the news to do a story about blacklisting, public humiliation, risks of identity theft, and publishing someones home information without their consent. Make enough noise about it and enough people might scowl at the store and spend elsewhere that the store goes under. Or at least enjoys less profits for a few months. You might even get the place protested :)

    Oct 3, 2007 at 4:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #79   Mitsu bang

    Lol, this note is funny! I love the “Dirty Mouth” one…brush your teeth before going to this store! And pull up your pants, dammit!

    Nov 8, 2007 at 8:47 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #80   squirrell_nutkin

    The shop owner apparently forgot to post one of the favorite signs from here in the south: “No more than 3 students allowed in store at one time”.

    Nov 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #80.1   TreeShaker

      Guess they don’t sell ‘Orbit Gum’.

      Jan 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

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  • #82   i_secrately_stalk_you bang

    some put a lot of time and effort into cuting out zig-zags and writeing on flashy paper the least you could do is write a good check.

    Jan 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #83   nina

    I don’t know whether it’s legal or not to display cheques in the window.
    But I guess if they’re bad, what idiot would want the info off them anyway?

    Jan 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #84   hockeyfreek3514 bang

    I am 22 years old and I can completely agree with the fact that kids these days need to keep their pants up.

    Feb 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #85   bec

    Hahaha, this reminds me of a handwritten sign that was on the door of a corner store my sister and i used to frequent when we were in high school. Whoever posted it was trying to add more “No”s to the old “No shirt, no shoes, no service”, but ended up producing a sign that read “No shirt, no shoes, no rollerblades, no pets, no service.” Finally one of us worked up the courage to ask the cashier, “So, you really won’t cash me out unless I’m wearing rollerblades and carrying a dog or something?” This was met with a blank stare. *Sigh*

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #86   Michael

    Maybe the ckeck bounced after some jackass posted the account number in the window of his liquor store and some other a-hole drained the account.

    May 18, 2008 at 6:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

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