Thursday, July 28, 2005

Ahh, the Vent Line

A favorite piece of West Virginia has been neglected by my co-blogger and myself. We have forgetten to share with you a special snippet of culture from the hills of WV's state capitol. So, without further adieu, this West Virginian blogger presents....

The Vent Line in the Charleston, WV Daily Mail newspaper! This wonderful, afternoon paper gives anyone the chance to call into their "vent line" and say something, and then it gets printed in the newspaper. You get such fine comments like "You people with your scooters, get off the highway."

The vent line was popular in a certain senator's office back in the 90s. A favorite coworker sat at his desk and howled at the funny tidbits his fellow WVians would leave on the vent line. None of us in the office could ever make up anecdotes as funny as the real thoughts expressed by common folks in WV.

Frankly, everyone should bookmark this link. It will provide you minutes and minutes and humor everyday.

4 comments:

hciudad said...

Good times. I would like to offer a link to a similar page from my own hometown paper. Nothing brightens up my day quite like a quick trip to see what random stuff retirees are angry about back home.

Bruiser Woods said...

Brilliant!

I don't think the Inquirer or Daily News have anything akin to these gems, so insted I offer you a link to some wacky Japan stories on the website of the newspaper that paid my ultra-low Silver Spring rent many moon ago...

Elle Woods said...

Poor Bruiser...still feeling the ramifications of NYC rent prices. Perhaps you should move to Queens...

Legally Red said...

Being from West Virginia, I really appreciate this link. I can just here the dialect when I read these comments - and the comments are as bizarre as one would expect.