Musin’s and Thinkin’s

A Monthly Stroll Down Folksy Byways

with Jack Pendarvis

The year was 2004. Welcome to Mooseport tickled the funny bone of a grateful nation. A saucy Meg Ryan had us Against the Ropes while Owen Wilson tried to give us The Big Bounce. And everybody wanted to Win a Date with Tad Hamilton or get some Passion of the Christ. For those of a more melancholy bent, the moss-draped histrionics of A Love Song for Bobby Long provided a strange kind of succor. A boon for downtrodden romantics, the film served an underappreciated second purpose as a literal mother lode for anthropologists striving to codify the nuances of a dying Southern accent, meticulously preserved forever by stars Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta.

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Jack Pendarvis has written three books.

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