A Note on Duck Dynasty

Remember those folks who stood tall and proud for “Duck Dynasty” … even in the face of this report … at least until they found out that the central character didn’t care for the Confederate flag?

A certain quacker quacked: “We need to keep the ability to differentiate between a Phil Robertson and a Brooks Simpson.”

This has just become more difficult in light of this revelation. More like Duck Head than Duck Dynasty (and I owned my share of Duck Head khakis in the 1980s when I lived in South Carolina … I see they’ve become more expensive).

Oh, my.

8 thoughts on “A Note on Duck Dynasty

  1. OhioGuy October 2, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    Interesting that Rush Limbaugh seems to be on the same page with you here, in a transcript from April 26, 2013: “The father, just so you know, for those of you who are gonna take time and watch this show, Duck Dynasty, the father of the Duck Dynasty family, they’re multimillionaires. Let me tell you something. I have watched episodes of the Real Housewives, and that’s just as, if not more so. Mr. Snerdley, it’s show prep, yes. I’ve not watched whole seasons. I get scared watching this stuff. I mean, you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York, and you find out that there are people who do not know anything about what’s going on in this country, and they don’t care.

    “They are oblivious. They’re totally disconnected. The things they’re worried about, we should be so fortunate to be worried about the things they’re worried about. The manicure, what they’re gonna wear to the cocktail party, what their ex-wife or — anyway, it’s a total disconnect. The father of the Duck Dynasty family, Phil, has a master’s degree in education. The CEO of the duck business, Willie, has an MBA and all their sons are college educated. They’re multimillionaires by virtue of manufacturing duck calls, the things that duck hunters put in their mouths and imitate duck sounds with. And that’s the appeal. It’s a reality show. It’s a half hour show so each episode is 22 minutes. Give us 20 minutes, we’ll give you the world? Take 20 minutes and you can learn Duck Dynasty.”

    • Lyle Smith October 2, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      Duck Dynasty has always been on the same page since they keep telling people that they are putting on a show.

  2. jarretr October 3, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    These days, you can go a long way marketing southern redneckitude. And to think, people thought that those beards weren’t strategically placed…

  3. Spelunker October 4, 2014 / 11:05 am

    The “sincerity” of Duck Dynasty still outshines that of Confederate Heritage types…

  4. Brooks D. Simpson October 4, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    From a fan of the show defending her heroes: “One fellow harped on Phil advising men to marry a fifteen year old, as if it were awful.”

    Oh, those sweet southern boys can do whatever they want.

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