Monday, 18 February 2019

grand ole opry

We are reminded of the fact that fried chicken magnate (with business partner Mahalia Jackson) and singer Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (*1912 – †1996) who was better known by her stage name Minnie Pearl contrived a rich backstory for her signature character, including a fictional hometown of Grinder’s Switch (expanded from a real location outside of Centerville named for and consisting only of a rusty railroad junction box) Tennessee. I don’t really know what a Grindr or a Switch (oh—and oh, I think I am confusing it with Twitch but I don’t really get that either) is in the milieu of contemporary networking but I can’t imagine the two contexts have any particular affinity—though who am I to say?