Friday, October 30, 2009

They mash our booze and grow our smokes, the hicks in the sticks are mighty fine folks

Wise words last night from 30 Rock's Jack Donaghy: “Small towns are where you see kindness and goodness and courage of every day Americans, the folks who teach our kids, run our prisons and grow our cigarettes, people still living by core American values.”

That would make a great bumper sticker.   "Small Town Americans: they teach our kids, run our prisons and grow our cigarettes."

Indeed.  The things that made Johnny Cougar so proud.  It might be added that they mash the grains that make our booze and cook the pseudoephedrine that makes our methamphetamine.  Not a whole lot of big city folks doing that.

I come from a smallish town, a hick from the sticks of the great Northwest.  So I was bursting with pride as I watched 30 Rock's tribute to us salt-of-the-earth types.

Now I'm going to make me a Carp Po' Boy with Extra Chuckle ('that piece of the pig between the tail and the anus') and hit the hay, small-town style.