An interesting thing happened at the auto parts store the other day. My riding lawn mower needed a new battery, so off I went to the auto parts store with the old battery in hand. A real nice twenty something young lady who worked there helped me find the correct battery.
“That one should make me Happy, Happy, Happy”, I said.
“That’s a fact Jack”, she shot back.
We had just conversed in another language, that of “Duck Latin” or if you please “Duckn’eese”.
“Lord, I love that show” she went on, “Those guys are crazy”.
“I know. We never miss a show!”
We had just quoted lines from the wildly popular reality TV show “Duck Dynasty”. Everywhere I go people of all ages, races and backgrounds are talking about this show on the A&E channel. Wal-Mart is now carrying t-shirts from the show featuring the cast and their quotes. I have a friend with one of those shirts. He says that when he wears the t-shirt that he is constantly getting stopped to talk about the show.
The story of the Robertson’s is a great tale of hard work, family and faith. I am not sure why so many people are drawn to the show, but I think I know why I am. These people put real in the word “Reality”. Who you see is who you get. In a world of fakery and smoke and mirrors (yes I am talking politics on both sides) it is a breath of fresh air to hear it said like it is in the real world.
Also, I would love the chance to sit down at the table with them as they do at the end of each show. It would be out of this world to sit down to a table of fried critters and Cole Slaw! Please pass the squirrel, just sounds wonderful.
Also, I believe that Uncle Si is the modern day Mark Twain of the duck blind. Jase says that Uncle Si has never had a normal idea in his life. Here are a few of Si’s quotes:
All of my stories are 95% truthful.
I know all the new phrases: cowabunga, radical, cat’s pajamas, duh and hey, homie don’t play that.
That’s a fact Jack.
Hey, I’m just like Victoria, she’s got secrets and so do I.
My all-time favorite Si quote is: I am the MacGyver of cooking. If you bring me a piece of bread, cabbage, coconut, mustard greens, pig feet, pine cones and a woodpecker, I’ll make you a good chicken pot pie.
When people tell you that all Christians are old stiff hard headed boring people, tell them to watch Duck Dynasty. Maybe it will help them see the real world of real believers in Christ. I’ve got to go fill up my sweet tea container and glass, so thank you for reading my thoughts from a Southern Man in a Southern State of Mind. Please leave a comment about your thoughts on “Duck Dynasty”. God bless . . .