Saturday, March 28, 2009

Farewell Popcorn

Sad to report that this month we lost another legend. The old hillbilly and master moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, known for his white lightning, was busted (for moonshining) and decided the afterlife was preferable to 18-month sentence in prison. He'd evaded the law for so long, he couldn't let the law win.

Popcorn is the subject of a number of documentaries and articles and blogs, including one by his daughter. He was, apparently, the best kind of rogue personality: sly, crafty and soaked with Appalachian wit. And don't you love the title of his autobiography, Me and My Likker?

Popcorn, we'll tip one to ya'.

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