--yep--likewise--and having spent the productive part of my life in mining, I watch the gold miners to see what they do wrong next-
-guess the low spot of all was when Dakota Fred dug himself so deep in the melting gravel bank that he couldn't even swing the backhoe---
posted on 12/31/2013 6:50:03 AM PST
(--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
"Instead, just as grizzly bears and Bengal tigers are a big draw at the zoo, so too white-boy reality shows allow us to get close to these perhaps-endangered species. And as long as they do not stick their paws and snouts too far out between the bars to mouth off about gays, minorities, or feminists, there is a quaint appeal in safely watching these men cuss, and occasionally fight, while sawing and drilling in the wild. Why go on safari to their usual haunts in Alaska, Louisiana, or Wyoming, where bad things are said to happen to outsiders, when A&E can bring the perpetrator class, slightly sanitized, into your living room? A metrosexual can enjoy Duck Dynasty or Ax Men without necessarily being fond of the political wing inhabited by Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee."
posted on 12/31/2013 7:09:34 AM PST
“But there is yet a third and perhaps more likely hypothesis (none of these are mutually exclusive), well beside the notions that viewers are either amused by the slapstick or satisfied they at least have not yet sunk so low. The national hysteria over Duck Dynastys successful war against GLAAD and the profit-minded A&E execs might suggest that the white working classes also are therapeutic for millions of Americans. Suburbanites and urban dwellers usually dont know much about nature; their jobs are not predicated on muscular strength. A fir, a pine, a spruce they are all just trees. Who cares where north is, or whether the wind blows westward? Todays youth dont know the difference between a rip and a cross-cut saw.
Yet Americanus suburbanus also has a vague sense that for all the talk about the Dow Jones, Apple, Twitter, and Facebook economy, someone somewhere else still must be doing something that accounts for lumber at Lowes, gas at the corner Stop-N-Go, granite counters in the kitchen, and arugula at Whole Foods.”
posted on 12/31/2013 7:20:04 AM PST
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