(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Do you see the Jesus on an Alabama hospital door?

Although I still haven’t seen it for myself, Sweetums finally went and got photos of the visage of Jesus on the hospital door in Jasper. I heard about it years ago and keep meaning to visit. It was first seen in 1983 on a door at Walker Baptist Medical Center at 3400 U.S. Highway 78… Continue reading Do you see the Jesus on an Alabama hospital door?

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Bizarre roadside display made our jaws drop. Help figure out what’s behind it

As much as Sweetums and I love roadside oddities, sometimes we come across a sight that makes even our mouths drop. I can’t remember one that caused us the consternation as the one we saw Friday in Baldwin County, Alabama. It was a roadside display of knick-knacks. We’ve seen a few of those, often groupings… Continue reading Bizarre roadside display made our jaws drop. Help figure out what’s behind it

Southern Thing Column

Christmas music makes us crazy? So let’s write some Thanksgiving songs

Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on AL.com. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. Research backs up what we already knew, y'all: Too much Christmas music can make you want to pinch someone's head off and drop kick it into next week. If that sounds too violent, consider… Continue reading Christmas music makes us crazy? So let’s write some Thanksgiving songs

Blog Post

Sweetums is a character in a local children’s book. For reals, y’all

Guess what, y'all? Sweetums has not only written a new book (the collection of legends, due out in a couple of months, is his solo effort after we co-wrote "Alabama Scoundrels" in 2014), he has also become a book character! Maryann Balbo, a local woman, and her third-grade son, Mason, co-authored a children's book called "Date Night… Continue reading Sweetums is a character in a local children’s book. For reals, y’all