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Announcing: The UpTake Southern Fried Tour


In case you've been living under a wet blanket – or are lucky enough to be apathetic – you know February 5, 2008 is "Super Duper Tuesday," or "Tsunami Tuesday" and let's don't forget "Clusterfuck Tuesday." Twenty-four states are scheduled to hold caucus or primary elections for one or both parties on this date.

The UpTake is going to try to cover at least half of them, entirely powered by volunteer citizen journalists (can you help?). One of those will be me, reporting live and filing stories on the road. I've got the van, the camera, the EVDO card and a metal-fueled urge to unearth good stories.

It's The UpTake Southern Fried Tour. IT'S GOING TO RAWK YOUR PANTS OFF.

I'll be live quite a lot of the time. If you know anybody down south that would make a good story, drop me a line. This is about getting away from the horse race, getting away from the headlines, and finding out what real people are thinking. This is the real state of the union - a little slice of it, anyway.

Stay tuned for more details.
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And check out the t-shirt below the jump!


January 28, 2008 at 03:59 AM in The Uptake | Permalink


so awesome, y'all! just get the lingo down: "Y'alls be fixin to do some real journalism down home in dixie." i'm from bama so let me know if i can be any help.

- raleigh-elizabeth

Posted by: raleigh@veracifier at Jan 28, 2008 11:24:26 AM

that's darn sweet uv ya Raleigh. any hep sure would be nice. All ya'll yankees been great wit all the hep so far. Better than chicken-bog at a pig-pick'n. mmm, mmm, mmm.

Posted by: Jason Barnett at Jan 28, 2008 1:02:31 PM

I'm not sure if Jason is from South Carolina, or just slightly retarded. :-)

btw - the t-shirt is purely mockup i'm afraid. won't have time to make a real one. but i *might* make some sort of sign or magnet at Kinkos to display on the UpTake Express (aka the van).

Posted by: chuck at Jan 28, 2008 1:07:20 PM

why, I resemble that remark chuck. :)

Posted by: Jason Barnett at Jan 28, 2008 2:26:51 PM

I wish you could swing by DC on your way. You are leaving out a sizable chunk of Dixie, you know. I think of the South as anyplace not too far from Waffle House. It's home to me.

Posted by: Carl Weaver at Jan 29, 2008 7:11:09 AM

good luck - and don't get raped!

Posted by: Roytex at Jan 29, 2008 10:16:07 PM