The good people of North Carolina just voted against same-sex marriage, leading me to think they’re a bunch of heathen cretins with no taste or style.
But a glance at Wikipedia proves they have a rich and vital culture.
They’ve birthed a lot of big jazz musicians plus James Taylor.
Also, North Carolina is the home of more American Idol finalists than any other state. Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Convington, Anoop Desai, and Scotty McCreery all hail from there.
They’ve spawned metal and punk acts like Killwhitneydead, Between the Buried and Me, and Nightmare Sonata.
What’s more, SouthPark Mall in Charlotte is currently the largest in the Carolinas and Tennessee, with almost 2.0 million square feet.
And “a state culinary staple of North Carolina is pork barbecue.”
So don’t say North Carolina is nothing more than a bunch of heathen cretins.
All right, do!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 9, 2012