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December 18, 2002 2:32 PM   Subscribe

The Nashville Scene proudly presents the 12th Annual Boner Awards. Named for disgraced Nashville mayor Bill Boner, this is a rundown of all things "goofy, grisly and gnarly" that went down this year in Music City. From nude fender-benders to shop-lifting Vice Mayors, it's local interest, Nashvegas style.
(The previous few years are also available for the truly curious.)
posted by mikrophon (11 comments total)

 
The Scene also has an annual, reader-submitted list of "You're so Nashville if ..." one-liners. Typical, from a few years back, is: " ... if you think HOV lanes are for people with AIDS."
posted by risenc at 3:18 PM on December 18, 2002


As a Nashvillian, the Scene is the only paper newspaper I read. I find their writers to be talented and thorough. I thought their multi-part series lambasting Gannet giant The Tennessean was brave and on-the-mark. Their critics are wry and readily readable. On the whole, a top-notch alternative weekly.

The Boner Awards are simply icing.
posted by brittney at 5:29 PM on December 18, 2002


As a Tennessee expatriate, I'll voice my enthusiasm for the Scene as well. It's cool that a city like Nashville has a paper like that. Are there many Nashvillian Metafiltarians? Perhaps a holiday gathering would be in order, since I'll be home visiting the parents for a week and a half and eager for an excuse to step out of the house for a while...
posted by UKnowForKids at 12:24 AM on December 19, 2002


When I was in Europe over the summer I read in The Economist that "the only thing keeping Tennessee from becoming the next Argentina is the fact that it is part of the United States" (or something really close to that). In my homestate's time of despair, I turned directly to the Nashville Scene to find out what was really happening.

It's like a family thing. I don't like it when other people make fun of Nashvegas (surprised to see that on mefi), but when someone whose from there does it...well then, it's ok. And in the Scene's case, really funny too.
posted by dogwalker at 4:58 AM on December 19, 2002


When did "gnarly" become a bad thing? As used by Spicoli, it meant a good thing, like a wave with lots of curls.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:32 AM on December 19, 2002


Attention all Nashvillains! Head over to metafilter.meetup.com and let's, um, meet up!
posted by mikrophon at 6:40 AM on December 19, 2002


Damn ... I'm living in NYC these days, and my folks just moved from Nashville to Virginia. Which means I won't be back over the holidays. Have fun, guys. Nashville - and it took me a long time away to realize this - is a fine, fine town, and the same goes for Tennessee as a state. Plus, it looks like our pretty-boy (suddenly senior) senator is about to become Senate Majority Leader.
posted by risenc at 7:28 AM on December 19, 2002


I'm not so sure Bill's gonna get the tap, turns out he may be the "Ely Lilly Bandit"

Wish, I could be there, I escaped when the State House was surrounded by morons protesting the income tax proposal (despite the fact that anyone of the protestors would have been exempt)
posted by Pollomacho at 8:05 AM on December 19, 2002


Ugh, don't get me started on the state income tax debate. That's what blew my mind - the people protesting it were the ones who would have benefited the most from it (with the sales tax reductions that would have come along with it).
posted by UKnowForKids at 9:39 AM on December 19, 2002


One of my first MeFi comments was on that topic. It still comes up to this day (although usually drunk at 3am.)
posted by mikrophon at 12:08 PM on December 19, 2002


When my girlfriend would come home sobbing from her job at the State House, I knew it was time to get the hell out of there, of course, I'm the one who comes home sobbing from Capitol Hill now.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:18 PM on December 19, 2002


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