Myrtle Beach barkeep is a trucker and Trekkie at heart

January 8, 2014 

James Sipple at Woody's Roadside Tavern in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for Weekly Surge.

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    James Sipple, 41

    Woody’s Roadside Tavern

    2965 Fred Nash Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.

    Call 293-9994.

    SIGNATURE DRINK | Strawbull (Strawberries,

    Red Bull and vodka)

QUESTION | How long have you been a Trekkie?

ANSWER | Since 1987 and the introduction of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” It opened my eyes up to an ideal of the possible future humanity can have.

What is the best Star Trek episode? I’d have to go with the “Best of Both Worlds,” Parts 1 & 2.

How about Star Trek movie? “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” It had everything involving humor, action, adventure, life, death, drama, turnabout, etc.

If you could be any character from Star Trek, who would you be? Spock. I love his logic and his ability to not look at anything at face value, but look deeper before passing judgment.

What is your favorite alien race? Hard question. Each race has certain qualities that I both like and hate. But for a favorite villain, I’d have to go with the Borg. For my favorite good guy, I’d have to go with the human race.

You said your father is a trucker - what is your CB handle? LOL. I received the handle when I was 4-years-old, and it was Mr. Blister. I recently talked to my uncles about this and they couldn’t stop laughing.

What’s the most obscure thing you ever heard on the CB radio? Obscure was when my father asked me to ask for a beaver over the CB, and a lady responded and I had no clue why she did. I handed the CB back to my dad and said “I think this is for you.” At 5-years-old, you just don’t know what is going on. I figured that answer out a few hours later when my dad explained it to me. Most obscene - you probably couldn’t legally print it. All my uncles were truckers as well as my grandfather, so I heard some pretty wild things over the CB in my early years.

Do you talk like a trucker? I do to certain degrees. Most of it I haven’t used in over 20 years.

Tell us one of your favorite perverted jokes.

Some of my jokes are probably not proper to put into publication. A lot of my jokes I make up on the spot with my customers. It’s more of improv than remembrance.

Here’s one: What do you get when you cross a rooster and a telephone pole? A 40-foot cock that wants to reach out and touch someone.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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