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(Daily Gamecock)   The image of US residents as poorly educated, mouth-breathing hillbillies is growing because that's how we keep presenting ourselves repeatedly in reality TV shows   (dailygamecock.com ) divider line
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2013-04-29 08:26:46 AM  
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-29 08:33:16 AM  
Well, residents of certain parts of the country anyway.
 
2013-04-29 08:33:56 AM  
Every country in the world has its rednecks, but for some reason the USA glorifies them.
 
2013-04-29 08:40:14 AM  
And, not because of the increasing population of poorly educated, mouth-breathing hillbillies? From a South Carolina publication, at that!
 
2013-04-29 08:47:59 AM  

EvilEgg: Every country in the world has its rednecks, but for some reason the USA glorifies them.


Yep. Every country in the world has its blithering idiots too, but for some reason the USA elects them to public office. It's like a teenager cutting themselves or something.
 
2013-04-29 08:52:04 AM  
Sounds like a prejudice I could use to my advantage when I travel abroad.
 
2013-04-29 08:57:52 AM  

cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com

Representin!

 
2013-04-29 09:07:05 AM  
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2013-04-29 09:08:59 AM  

basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!



i522.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-29 09:18:15 AM  

nekom: EvilEgg: Every country in the world has its rednecks, but for some reason the USA glorifies them.

Yep. Every country in the world has its blithering idiots too, but for some reason the USA elects them to public office. It's like a teenager cutting themselves or something.


Oh, yes, like other nations elect the cream of the intellectual crop.   Those that actually *HAVE* elections, that is.
 
2013-04-29 09:19:39 AM  

basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!


How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.
 
2013-04-29 09:20:51 AM  
Well, if the shoe fits -er-  boot -um-  bare-footin' two-step to the diddy one is playin' on the banjo...
 
2013-04-29 09:37:12 AM  
Right, right, and all Brits are chirpy "ullo guv'nor" Cocknies or dowager countesses.

The US is putting out some of the highest quality arts and entertainment in the world as well as some of the worst. Let's not judge a culture by its reality tv.
 
2013-04-29 09:40:46 AM  
so, the rest of the world actually watches that crap?
 
2013-04-29 09:42:43 AM  
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2013-04-29 09:53:18 AM  

dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.


One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.
 
2013-04-29 09:59:23 AM  

SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.


Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.
 
2013-04-29 10:01:46 AM  

UberDave: [s9.postimg.org image 800x400]


Well, he was a good man.
 
2013-04-29 10:05:31 AM  

EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.


Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...
 
2013-04-29 10:06:44 AM  
www.troll.me
 
2013-04-29 10:08:20 AM  
The reason it's growing is because that's the kind of culture America wants and praises. Proudly ignorant, accepting of the lowest common denominator, an undeserved sense of accomplishment, and an entitlement streak a mile wide.
 
2013-04-29 10:12:03 AM  
"Shock and Titillate me! I've got money!" ~Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes
 
2013-04-29 10:13:20 AM  

UberDave: EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.

Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...


So what?
 
2013-04-29 10:25:46 AM  

dittybopper: UberDave: EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.

Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...

So what?


Have you ever seen two fat people breed? It's impossible.
 
2013-04-29 10:26:33 AM  
Well, that and the political landscape of recent.
 
2013-04-29 10:30:06 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: dittybopper: UberDave: EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.

Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...

So what?

Have you ever seen two fat people breed? It's impossible.


So it's a self-limiting problem then.  What's the big deal?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-29 10:34:46 AM  
dittybopper:

So it's a self-limiting problem then.  What's the big deal?

No, it that part of the country they are past childbearing age at about 22.
 
2013-04-29 10:38:48 AM  

dittybopper: Because People in power are Stupid: dittybopper: UberDave: EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.

Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...

So what?

Have you ever seen two fat people breed? It's impossible.

So it's a self-limiting problem then.  What's the big deal?


No I meant it literally, have YOU EVER SEEN fat people breeding. There's a whole lot of porn dedicated to this. I fear it's taking over.
 
2013-04-29 11:00:34 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: dittybopper: UberDave: EvilEgg: SlothB77: dittybopper: basemetal: [cdn01.cdn.pinkisthenewblog.com image 600x400]

Representin!

How stupid could those guys be?  There are three of them, and six girls.  That's pretty damned smart, from my perspective as a male.

One was stupid enough to die of carbon monoxide poisoning after getting his truck stuck in some deep mud.

Now two guys and six girls, I like the way this is headed.

Yeah, but in 5 years those six girls will be pushing a combined 1800 pounds...

So what?

Have you ever seen two fat people breed? It's impossible.


Nah, you just jizz close to the hole amd let the flies do the rest.
 
2013-04-29 11:05:02 AM  
Indeed, we replaced educational channels like the History Channel with idiocy-laden reality show channels like the History Channel.
 
2013-04-29 11:39:25 AM  
I've noticed this trend too, god I hope it's just a trend.
 
2013-04-29 11:52:30 AM  
Pawn Stars, after Rick get his friend to evaluate the piece, and he puts a huge price at auction on it, the moron agrees to sell it to Rick for 20% of the value. Are they that desperate ?
 
2013-04-29 12:04:36 PM  
Big talk coming from a writer with both bleached blonde hair and a perm.
 
2013-04-29 12:41:49 PM  

EvilEgg: Every country in the world has its rednecks, but for some reason the USA glorifies them.


Ireland called them 'Culchies'
 
2013-04-29 12:43:45 PM  
I hate how Appalachian and Southern culture are such a big sell now. Replace "southern" with any other cultural group and it becomes offensive but somehow if you use "hillbillies" you get a free pass. It's a shame that we don't expect more of ourselves and our entertainment these days. Some of these shows are worse than others but they all reinforce a stereotype, an unreal picture of the day to day lives of people that live in the areas. Look at that picture early on the thread. I grew up in small town Appalachia and that is not what people looked like, those are a bunch of actors/actresses with fake implants pretending to be from the country. The Beverly Hillbillies didn't help any back in the day but at least it wasn't billed as actual reality. There are all sorts of people that live in the American Southeast and through the Appalachian mountains these days and these shows do nothing to reinforce we're all backwards idiots. There is a lot more diversity in this part of the country than people realize.
 
2013-04-29 12:44:22 PM  

Macinfarker: Indeed, we replaced educational channels like the History Channel with idiocy-laden reality show channels like the History Channel.


Fox News owns National Geographic Channel...........let that soak in a little bit
 
2013-04-29 01:31:03 PM  
Started quite a while ago...
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2013-04-29 02:14:33 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Macinfarker: Indeed, we replaced educational channels like the History Channel with idiocy-laden reality show channels like the History Channel.

Fox News owns National Geographic Channel...........let that soak in a little bit


www.wired.com

It's all about who controls the information.  What we see and hear.

.....

I might just be able to bring the whole damn system down.
 
2013-04-29 02:15:56 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: No I meant it literally, have YOU EVER SEEN fat people breeding.


Actually, I've been there, done that.  A lot.

/Not so much since the hip replacement.
//Hers, not mine.
 
2013-04-29 02:36:24 PM  

cig-mkr: Pawn Stars, after Rick get his friend to evaluate the piece, and he puts a huge price at auction on it, the moron agrees to sell it to Rick for 20% of the value. Are they that desperate ?


Pawn shop in Vegas.  So.... yes.
 
2013-04-29 02:38:03 PM  

Pinner: Started quite a while ago...
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It started much longer ago than that.  See:

Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
Beverly Hillbillies

et al
 
2013-04-29 03:36:20 PM  
Representin!

That show is done. Don't think Mtv will be back, they'll return to more familiar areas.
No Snookis or Jwowws from hillbilly land this time.
/or ever again
 
2013-04-29 04:34:07 PM  
America's a big place.  Everyone has a camera.  But no one's going to watch some kid getting an A on a chemistry test.  (Unless they're taking the exact same test the next day.)
In Europe, Africa, and Asia, the stupid people just aren't being filmed.  Or the ones that are being filmed aren't being portayed with finger pointing fun-poking bias of the uneducated for idiot viewers.  Their films are more sympathetic or tragic for the high brow crowd:  Ooh they have wars and famine and their buildings are falling down and their kids are dying.From that perspective, I'll take our mouth-breathing hillbillies over groups of people who don't have the basic skills to eek out a modest but peaceful living.
/This is me setting the bar wayyy too low.
 
2013-04-29 05:58:31 PM  
The image of US residents as poorly educated, mouth-breathing hillbillies is growing because that's how we keep presenting ourselves repeatedly in reality TV shows the House of Representatives?
 
2013-04-29 06:04:35 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: America's a big place.  Everyone has a camera.  But no one's going to watch some kid getting an A on a chemistry test.  (Unless they're taking the exact same test the next day.)
In Europe, Africa, and Asia, the stupid people just aren't being filmed.  Or the ones that are being filmed aren't being portayed with finger pointing fun-poking bias of the uneducated for idiot viewers.  Their films are more sympathetic or tragic for the high brow crowd:  Ooh they have wars and famine and their buildings are falling down and their kids are dying.From that perspective, I'll take our mouth-breathing hillbillies over groups of people who don't have the basic skills to eek out a modest but peaceful living.
/This is me setting the bar wayyy too low.


Okay, I've seen passing mention of Japanese game shows and how over the top they are. (On one, contestants hold their urine.) So it's not just United States residents, but I guess we're the idiots who love to see ourselves on television, no matter how badly we are portrayed.

/I thought the bar sank into the mire decades ago, when talk shows started competing for dollars and Jerry Springer and his ilk came to power.
//As I tell the children, "The bottom line is the bottom line. It's all about the money, honey."
 
2013-04-29 07:30:59 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Pinner: Started quite a while ago...
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It started much longer ago than that.  See:

Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
Beverly Hillbillies

et al


Andy Griffith
 
2013-04-29 08:09:28 PM  
It would also help if we stopped electing ignorant hillbillies to positions in government.
 
2013-04-29 09:23:27 PM  
it's been downhill since this a-hole made the scene, followed by Jerry:
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For years I've cringed thinking what people around the world must think of Americans based on our TV content. It carries more weight than many realize. Many countries don't allow our content to be broadcast because it is so vile.
 
2013-04-29 11:14:56 PM  

dryknife: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Pinner: Started quite a while ago...
[im0n.clkimg.com image 300x421]


It started much longer ago than that.  See:

Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
Beverly Hillbillies

et al

Andy Griffith


I just got a sappy-ass Facebook post from one of my more 'neckish relatives, which was a pic of Andy and Opie, with the text: We need more Mayberry and less Honey-Boo-Boo.

I couldn't agree with her more.

At least the Andy Griffith show had a plot sometimes.
 
2013-04-30 08:02:11 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Pinner: Started quite a while ago...
[im0n.clkimg.com image 300x421]


It started much longer ago than that.  See:

Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
Beverly Hillbillies

et al


You must be very proud of your stupidity to show it off in that fashion. Those sitcoms were pretty much the complete opposite of these pseudo-reality TV shows. First, they did not lie about being fiction. Second, they usually featured a wise patriarch or matriarch who embodied the best of the "redneck" culture. Green Acres was an exception because it focussed on the character of the oxymoron--the sophisticated buffoon of Mr. Douglas, who was an Ivy-League educated attorney with a practice in New York, but was besotted by a silly fantasy of a country world that never existed. The other CBS shows, on the other hand, featured main characters of great wisdom to balance the nonsense of the others in the cast. Of course, the extremely stupid and bigoted would ignore that fact and concentrate upon the incidental surface details--much like the idiots who star in the current crop of pseudo-reality shows would.

As for these pseudo-reality shows, they are intentionally cast with the worst possible representatives of humanity. Well-adjusted, normal people are not funny, nor do they draw an audience. Thus, the producers seek out idiots, and they don't limit themselves to "rednecks". The show "Bad Girls Club" is not in the least bit redneck. It's very urban. Should we say that it is populated with perfect representatives of big-city inhabitants? Should we take these females to be accurate representations of Latinas, of Black women, and of urban white women? Let's do that! Let's say that all the women in US cities are identical to the ones in Bad Girls Club! Would that be right? Should we presume that every Black woman in the USA is like what we see on that show?

It's as right as saying the same thing about "rednecks" and their pseudo-reality shows.

How about homosexuals? Are all gay men obnoxious exhibitionists who evade taxes? After all, Rich, from the first series of Survivor, certainly fits that bill.

Of course, that would mean that all Hoosiers are Rupert, from a later season of that show, who used his winnings to buy his mother a house and set up a charity.
 
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