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Mamie White Says "they share their smoke with me. We like that.”

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Johnny South Knoxville

Cottontown, TN

#1 Jun 7, 2010
“I like it down here — everybody's nice, and they're not tight,” Mamie said.“I'm not gonna lie to you — they share their smoke with me. We like that.

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A wild time at 'The Shed': Blount native brings famous 'Dancing Outlaw' to town
By Steve Wildsmith
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Originally published: June 06. 2010 3:01AM
Last modified: June 06. 2010 12:17AM
“God blessed Texas, and he blessed me,” Jesco White declared Friday night.
Nowhere was that more true than at “The Shed” at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson and Buell, where hundreds of fans turned out to see a documentary about the famous “Dancing Outlaw” and lined up to purchase merchandise, obtain autographs and get their pictures taken with a man who's arguably the most famous person in West Virginia.
White — who became a cult figure in the 1990s thanks to a PBS documentary on his hard-living ways and the style of mountain dancing he learned from his famous father — came to Blount County Friday with his sister, Mamie. She also figures prominently in “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia,” a documentary funded by MTV films, picked up by actor Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Films and produced and co-directed by Blount County native Robb “Storm” Taylor.

In true White fashion, the siblings were gracious, funny and seemingly at ease as the focus of so much attention. Of course, the generosity of locals probably calmed whatever jittery nerves they may have had.
“I like it down here — everybody's nice, and they're not tight,” Mamie said.“I'm not gonna lie to you — they share their smoke with me. We like that.”
“The Shed” sponsored two Friday night screenings of the new film, and the reactions to it were far different than those to the original documentary.
“Where we're from is as small as Boone County (West Virginia, where the Whites live), and we can relate to it 100 percent,” said Brad Lamb, who drove down from Sneedville in Hancock County to see the film and meet the Whites. He saw the original documentary six years ago and has been a diehard Jesco fan ever since.
“There's no BS in that movie — it's all there, and they're not pretending to be anyone they're not,” Lamb said of the original film.“The new one — it was deep. It takes a lot to get me teared up. I feel for them, and I know exactly what they're going through and where they're coming from.”
“The Wild and Wonderful Whites” is an unflinching look at life in an impoverished area of rural Appalachia — hard enough for any family, but especially so for the Whites, who bring additional hardships on themselves through addiction and illegal activities that often put them in precarious situations. For Taylor, who spent much of his time keeping an eye on the Whites and making sure the evening went smoothly, the night was an accomplishment because of the location. He (along with director Julien Nitzberg and executive producer Johnny Knoxville) screened the film in Los Angeles earlier this spring; being able to do it in his hometown was even more rewarding, he said.
“Honestly, I was more nervous here than in LA,” he said.“Watching people at the end of (the first screening), I kept thinking how cool it was to see people from my hometown applauding for something I've done. This was 10 times better than any other screening we've done or could do anywhere else.”

“Do unto others before”

Since: Apr 10

They do unto you

#2 Jun 8, 2010
yep, another plus for boone county and west virginia. man, i bet the people of boone are so proud. low life, inbred whit trash.
CNN

Belle, WV

#3 Jun 8, 2010
I agree with you. I am so ashamed that they are from here. Total trash!

“Do unto others before”

Since: Apr 10

They do unto you

#4 Jun 8, 2010
CNN wrote:
I agree with you. I am so ashamed that they are from here. Total trash!
the bad part of all of this is, alot of boone countains watch this stuff and laugh at it, they think it's funny or some other nonsense. but the world sees this and think we all are the same way.
Soccrmom

United States

#5 Jun 8, 2010
mr goodwrench wrote:
<quoted text>the bad part of all of this is, alot of boone countains watch this stuff and laugh at it, they think it's funny or some other nonsense. but the world sees this and think we all are the same way.
I was at regatta in the 90s and saw jesco ,singing with a troupe of girls, treating him like he was The king. It was a joke of course, except jesco never got it. people thought he was an idiot then and now.
He is a decent enough guy face to face. But a white trash celebrity all the way.
Old Goat

United States

#6 Jun 8, 2010
mr goodwrench wrote:
<quoted text>the bad part of all of this is, alot of boone countains watch this stuff and laugh at it, they think it's funny or some other nonsense. but the world sees this and think we all are the same way.
True...... so true!
Johnny South Knoxville

Cottontown, TN

#7 Jun 9, 2010
mr goodwrench wrote:
<quoted text>the bad part of all of this is, alot of boone countains watch this stuff and laugh at it, they think it's funny or some other nonsense. but the world sees this and think we all are the same way.
I posted this and I'll be honest with you, mountain people from Georgia to Maine are in general treated & talked about almost as bad as you guys get it. I'm in south Knoxville, the mountain side of town. I'm about 200 miles south of Boone County if you follow strictly the mountains and not the road. Look out my back window and you can't tell if you're in Tennessee or WV. Knoxville is a good sized mountain town and the largest one south of Pittsburgh and we get treated a good bit like some people complain of in WV. The same stereotypes are expected here too.

I've never heard anybody around here say anything bad about WV people. As a state I've heard tales of it's great beauty and emotions running from sadness to rage about mountain top removal. But here where we get a bad rap nobody is saying anything bad about you guys as far as I know and look forward to a random road trip there in the future.

Since: Jun 10

Ithaca, NY

#8 Jun 9, 2010
another bad rep for WV

“Do unto others before”

Since: Apr 10

They do unto you

#9 Jun 9, 2010
Johnny South Knoxville wrote:
<quoted text>
I posted this and I'll be honest with you, mountain people from Georgia to Maine are in general treated & talked about almost as bad as you guys get it. I'm in south Knoxville, the mountain side of town. I'm about 200 miles south of Boone County if you follow strictly the mountains and not the road. Look out my back window and you can't tell if you're in Tennessee or WV. Knoxville is a good sized mountain town and the largest one south of Pittsburgh and we get treated a good bit like some people complain of in WV. The same stereotypes are expected here too.
I've never heard anybody around here say anything bad about WV people. As a state I've heard tales of it's great beauty and emotions running from sadness to rage about mountain top removal. But here where we get a bad rap nobody is saying anything bad about you guys as far as I know and look forward to a random road trip there in the future.
i understand what you are saying, but we, and all the rest of the mountain people don't need any more negative sterotyping of us. most are hard working, dedicated to family people. why don't they do something good about the people? i guess the normal people don't sell enough dvds.
troll

Wheeling, WV

#10 Jun 9, 2010
Jesco & family don't make WV look any worse than the crooks in Chas. At least Jesco will tell you straight up what is on his mind instead of lying to you while he steals your tax money when you back is turned.
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old hippy

Charleston, WV

#12 Jun 11, 2010
they have been stealing tax dollars for generations.thru welfare fraud,ssi,and theiving.I've known the Whites all my life and have never known a person in that family that worked,unless you want to count a couple of the women that have worked as strippers,and I don't think they were doing that for anything other than advertisement of their wares.They breed like cockroach's and look at each new addition as another SSI check.I don't see anything funny,or entertaining about them.Instead of calling this sh!t the wild wonderful whites,they should have called it White Trash Scum That Will Never Change.
Soccrmom

United States

#13 Jun 11, 2010
old hippy wrote:
they have been stealing tax dollars for generations.thru welfare fraud,ssi,and theiving.I've known the Whites all my life and have never known a person in that family that worked,unless you want to count a couple of the women that have worked as strippers,and I don't think they were doing that for anything other than advertisement of their wares.They breed like cockroach's and look at each new addition as another SSI check.I don't see anything funny,or entertaining about them.Instead of calling this sh!t the wild wonderful whites,they should have called it White Trash Scum That Will Never Change.
maybe you should have turned them onto your pot and hey would have changed their wicked wicked ways.
country girls

United States

#14 Jun 11, 2010
Soccrmom wrote:
<quoted text>maybe you should have turned them onto your pot and hey would have changed their wicked wicked ways.
LMAO I like your comment soccrmom.lol

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#15 Jun 11, 2010
old hippy wrote:
they have been stealing tax dollars for generations.thru welfare fraud,ssi,and theiving.I've known the Whites all my life and have never known a person in that family that worked,unless you want to count a couple of the women that have worked as strippers,and I don't think they were doing that for anything other than advertisement of their wares.They breed like cockroach's and look at each new addition as another SSI check.I don't see anything funny,or entertaining about them.Instead of calling this sh!t the wild wonderful whites,they should have called it White Trash Scum That Will Never Change.
i agree with you. they make good people look like trash just because they are from BOONE. they should have been kicked off the system at birth. i don't see anything amusing about them at all!
old hippy

Charleston, WV

#16 Jun 13, 2010
Soccrmom wrote:
<quoted text>maybe you should have turned them onto your pot and hey would have changed their wicked wicked ways.
What's up Soccrmom??P!ssed cause you don't have some of my pot to lure them over to your wicked,wicked ways??You must have developed a boner for Mamie.....or is it Jesco??
Soccrmom

United States

#17 Jun 13, 2010
old hippy wrote:
<quoted text>
What's up Soccrmom??P!ssed cause you don't have some of my pot to lure them over to your wicked,wicked ways??You must have developed a boner for Mamie.....or is it Jesco??
when I have to resort to pot to get laid ,it will be a sad day.
RaeRae

Longmont, CO

#18 Oct 17, 2010
Why do you people from WV and surrounding area's care so much about what the rest of the world percieves you as based of a few films? Get over yourselves. No one cares that much about "ya'll"
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Jesco Hater

Charleston, WV

#20 Oct 25, 2010
If they like it so much maybe they all will move. I would pay for the U - Haul. I'm sure we could find enough volunteers to dig up the miracle women and they could take her with them.
rebel

Beckley, WV

#21 Nov 21, 2010
There are a lot of good people here in WV but the vast majority are no different then the Whites. Stop trashing them and look around you!!! Almost everybody in the state are on some type of drug!
Claud

Branchland, WV

#22 Nov 21, 2010
I think Jesco is very talented, I'm a huge fan. Boone County should appreciate a celebrity living here when he could be living in Holly Wood.

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