Charles Dion McDowell has become the internet’s favorite meme in recent weeks after his mug shot displayed his huge neck.


Is everyone still sporting their stretchy pants like I am? God bless my two best friends, spandex and elastic. Can I get an amen?

I will say this was one of the more enjoyable Thanksgivings I can remember. Good food, good weather, good football, good booze, the police were not called at any point — you know, everything you need to have a magical holiday. I do still have a bit of a turkey hangover though, from both the bird and the “Wild” kind out of a bottle, but that has never stopped me from gossip-gathering before. So gather up a couple of pieces of white bread, wheat if you prefer, and put all of this leftover gossip goodness in between, pour some giblet gravy on it and gobble it right on up.

Neckled my funny bone!

Since this was in our neck of the woods, I am sure you have seen the story of “neck man.” Charles Dion McDowell was arrested on various drug charges and for eluding police on Nov. 13 in Escambia County, Florida.

But it wasn’t his alleged crimes but his mugshot that caused McDowell to gain some internet fame, as he has what some would describe as a freakishly large neck — like it may be required to have its own gym membership kind of big.

It didn’t take long for the world to make every neck pun possible and create an endless number of memes celebrating his neck girth. These were a few of the Boozester’s faves:

The Deuce is loose

On Monday, Nov. 26, Boomtown Casino in Biloxi announced a new partnership with former Ole Miss and Saints running back Deuce McAllister. McAllister’s Ole Saint restaurant will open just adjacent to Boomtown’s new sports book betting area. The restaurant will feature Gulf Coast and Louisiana fare and local and regional craft beers.

In a press conference announcing the event at the Boomtown, McAllister jokingly chided the person who introduced him for failing to mention he was still the Saints’ all-time leader for rushing yards — though he acknowledged he would probably only get to say that a few more weeks as Mark Ingram was closing in. The Ole Saint is expected to open in early 2019.

Bay Minette native still on “The Voice”

Bay Minette native and “The Voice” contestant Kirk Jay appeared on the NBC show again on Monday night. Jay, who now resides in Montgomery and is on “Team Blake,” sang a Sam Hunt song, “Body Like A Back Road.” There were big watch parties both in Montgomery and closer to home at the Flora-Bama, and he will find out if he makes it through on Tuesday night (as this paper is being printed). But all of “The Voice” experts seem to think he will breeze right on through. Either way, he has a bright future ahead. Good luck, Kirk!

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ big neck lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!