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, who would -- who would the statue be of? >> wright thompson: elvis. >> anthony: really? wouldn't be b.b. king? >> wright thompson: it should be. it should be b.b. king. >> anthony: i mean -- >> chris offutt: yeah. but it would be elvis. >> anthony: but it would be elvis. >> wright thompson: well, i mean, mississippi is -- the joke is that it's not a state, it's a club. that it's so small that everybody knows everybody. >> ace atkins: in the middle of mississippi, oxford is an oasis of thought, and art, and literature, and feeling, and sentiment and everything. they call this place the velvet ditch. >> anthony: why the velvet ditch? >> jack pendarvis: i guess you just roll in and it's pretty frigging comfortable, and you don't care much about getting out. right? right? am i right? >> anthony: well, no one here seems too bitter about that. >> wright thompson: it's a place that needs help but it's a really great place. we're never leaving. >> anthony: is there a distinctive barbecue style in the state of mississippi? >> john currence: no, not that -- that we can really discern at all.
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