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Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:53:49 PM »
Guys, I decided to spring for tix and travel with our Cats into Mississippi for the game. I’ve got to be honest. I’m pretty nervous about this trip. We all know it’s pretty backwards down there. Worst part is you really can’t fly, so we’re driving.

I’ve had some experience with these yokel types in Missouri, but I’d call that Mississippi light. What do I need to know to be able to survive?


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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 01:58:18 PM »
hopefully you're driving a rental, make sure you check on robert, not sure their fans will get his shtick when we win and he's walking around town with his foam finger saying we own this state.

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Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
Do I need to bring a shitload of change to make calls on a pay phone? Or do they have cell towers now?


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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 02:00:56 PM »
The accommodations won't be as swanky as you're used to in Kansas, but you might be able to convince your kids that it's a version of camping
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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 02:01:12 PM »
Make sure you have one of those phone trackers...  :ohno: :ohno: :ohno:

Also don't watch Mississippi burning before your trip.
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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 02:03:31 PM »
The accommodations won't be as swanky as you're used to in Kansas, but you might be able to convince your kids that it's a version of camping

This is an adults only trip. I don’t consider myself “overprotective,” but in this case I just couldn’t risk exposing the little ones to what may be lurking down there.
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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 02:09:42 PM »
just checked trip advisor, looks like your best bets for food are Hardee's for burgs and Little Caesar's for new york style pizzas.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 02:18:28 PM »
I don’t have any tips but if we’re going to be FattyFest roommates the following weekend, I insist you get hosed down haz-mat style before then.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 02:28:21 PM »
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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 03:19:12 PM »
They only drink hot beer there, so like, find ice and a cooler or something. Maybe no electricity in their non campus buildings?
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 03:29:03 PM »
i would not drink alcohol, or take anything else that would impair your judgment while down there.  i also wouldn't advise being down there if you can't be impaired at all.  basically i wouldn't advise going down there.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 03:35:17 PM »
The extreme heat, coupled with the lack of any sort of 1st world amenities might make the experience unpleasant. Our cats will be there and we are good this year, though, so I can sort of see the appeal.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 04:09:25 PM »
Everyone will assume that your wife is also your sister. It's a cultural thing so don't get offended by it. You'll get tired of puzzled looks after saying "well actually, we aren't related", so I say just roll with it. When in Rome, ya know?
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2019, 04:13:08 PM »
Also, if you do happen to be traveling with family, don't be offended when people assume you are all sleeping together. It's just a cultural thing there. Don't "when in Rome" that one, though.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2019, 04:13:31 PM »
They have diarrhea all over the ground and in their cars and houses and on their clothes and balls


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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2019, 04:13:49 PM »
Thanks guys. Talked to a few other Cats planning make the trips as well. Pointed them to this thread. To say they are thankful for the advice would be an understatement.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2019, 04:17:04 PM »
They have diarrhea all over the ground and in their cars and houses and on their clothes and balls


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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2019, 05:30:08 PM »
I wouldn't be caught dead in Mississippi or Alabama. My ancestors got out to make a better life, why would I travel back in time?

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2019, 09:46:14 PM »
Lets not ignore the elephant in the room: Are you of a skin color that could reasonably be considered a Trump voter? If not, I would highly recommend you cancel the trip. Otherwise odds are high you spend the next six months on a chain gang repairing the state's third-world road network or locked like a sardine in a packed ICE cage (note, being white is no absolute assurance this will not be your fate).

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 06:11:52 AM »
Seeing how you're driving, better snatch some Mississippiss plates and slap them on your car.     :Carl:
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 08:56:07 AM »
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 09:00:29 AM »
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2019, 09:10:30 AM »
How do you pay for stuff down there?  I doubt you have credit card machines yet so should our fans bring cash or perhaps see if we can find an old checkbook or something?  Is there a place to convert US dollars to Confederate currency?  Thanks in advance.

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Okay bartering is fine too.  Lucky for you we're a bunch of hayseeds so I'm sure there will be someone willing to throw around some bales of hay to pay off their bar tab.

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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2019, 11:14:04 AM »



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Re: Surviving Starkville: travel tips for Cats in the Deep South
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2019, 11:19:50 AM »



Better wear these

Well damn....that's a fine looking set of teeth.  Most folks you encounter will only have one tooth....maybe two.