Thursday, March 28, 2013

BFZ PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT


It was in high school that I first made the observation that within moments of meeting for the first time my fellow high schoolers would inevitably ask each other the same question, "What kind of music do you like?" I didn't give it much thought back then. At the time I supposed it was just a means of finding something interesting to talk about, but now I see that question for what it was. It was a test! It would be like if you met someone in the park and after exchanging pleasantries for a few moments you dove right in and asked them, "So, who did you vote for in the last election?" *GULP* That just isn't done! That's why I felt some stress when I was asked what kind of music I listened to. It was an attempt to define and classify me. In truth, what they were really asking was "Are you my kind of people?" I could tell others felt the same way by the vague, nebulous sorts of answers they gave. They would say things like "I listen to pretty much everything," which is basically the same as saying "I can be anyone you want me to be." Often times they would add "...except country and rap" because in my High School the ruling elite and their minion universally disapproved of those two musical genres.

It was those formative high school experiences of being defined in the eyes of my peers by the media I consumed that have made me slow to publically embrace "Duck Dynasty." I'm ashamed! I can't deny them any longer. I won't deny them any longer! I love that show!

4 comments:

The Brunetts said...

When my Grandpa was in the hospital before, during, and after his triple-bypass (at 85!) my Grandma, Mom, and I would return home after long, sad days in the hospital and watch that show back to back to back. We laughed SO HARD. It was a bright spot in a dark time and I love it for that!

Unknown said...

yay! we love this show. I'm not sure Bob's beard isn't inspired by them even though he hasn't admitted it yet. yikes!

Joshua Tate said...

I'm glad I'm not alone!

Elisabeth Tate said...

Yeah! Grace and I were watching this the other day. It's really funny!