Honey Boo Boo

People sure do like to rag on this little girl and her family and their life, don’t they?

I hadn’t seen an episode until last night, when a friend posted on Facebook that it was on and I switched over and watched it.

I keep hearing things like, “they’re just going to blow that money,” but they don’t know that. For all they know, they’re socking away that money, however much it is, in some high-yield fund so all of those kids can go to Harvard.

Even if they’re spending it all on canned peaches and a brand new pair of underwear for every day, it’s their money.

The Boo Boos, whatever their name is, are not really pretty people, but most people are not really pretty, including me. If most people were really pretty for longer than about four years out of their lives, who would buy the magazines and look at the pictures?

They’re sweet people. They love each other. They enjoy each other. They have a good time together. I don’t know that a body can ask for more from a family.

They’re clearly pretty smart.

I don’t suspect I’ll be a regular viewer of their show, but good for them for recognizing opportunity when it’s in the palm of their hands and not as it sails over the horizon.

Besides, how can you not love a  family devoted to a piglet named Glitzy?

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3 Responses to Honey Boo Boo

  1. Amanda says:

    Grady and I just watched this—-you know this family don’t you? As I sat here appalled— and said “doesn’t TLC stand for “the Learning Channel” Grady reminded me that TLC has aired this show b/c most of America is not familiar with rural GA and they need to be exposed.

    • S. says:

      I don’t know that particular family, but I know people like that, and they’re at least as upstanding and decent as I am.

      McIntyre is about half an hour from Dublin, which I did not know, even having driven through it about a thousand times in my life, because you can’t tell it, aside from all the chalk. I did once get a whopper of a speeding ticket there because – get a load of this – I thought it was some sort of expressway right there.

      That bellyflop contest they showed near the end is in East Dublin, out the Buckeye Road, a few miles from my dear daddy’s place, so there but by the grace and all that. To be clear, I have never bellyflopped or gone diving (or anything else) for pig’s feet.

      They used to talk about “two Georgias” back in the late 80s. It was true then and it’s even more true now. Sometimes it’s like Georgia is comprised of two different countries.

      It’s good to see you ’round here. I’ve been missing you.

  2. Shani says:

    I think you’re on the right track, Susan. These people know they are on TV. It is not a secret. The little girl is clearly funny, the mom pretty smart for all of that. And the pig!!

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