Duck Dynasty?

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Kids now a days don't know shit about the second world war. I asked my 18 year old about it and her mind was blank. Kids now don't care what happened in that era. It's history, they should care.
     
  2. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    When I was 18 I didn't know, or give a shit, about history. Hunting, fishing, girls, and beer were my interests. With time comes perspective and maturity. I've been married for a half century, so my interests in girls has been somewhat moderated by experience, age, and a concern for my personal safety.

    Frankly, I'd worry about an 18 year old who was actually interested in WWII. Each generation learns its own lessons...if they don't, it's just some old fart (like us) telling them they ought to care about ancient history. Some are just better at blowing smoke up our asses.

    What do you know (without doing a websearch) about the Peloponnesian War (other than it's a bitch to spell correctly)? You ought to care (it's history!)but you really don't...although its ramifications affect you to this day (I just made that last part up...but how would you know? Some bozo with a lot of acronyms behind his name could probably offer some compelling arguments).
     
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  3. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    I generally agree with what your saying, but for an 18 year old today WWII is hardly "ancient" history! It is recent American history. Our country is so young that everyone should know and appreciate all of the historical events in our short time as a nation.
    I don't know much about the Peloponnesian war but I bet the Peloponnesian's do.
    jesse
     
  4. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    They don't at the age of 18. That comes later, when they're grown-up, stuck at home, and so desperate for entertainment they end up watching the History Channel....from there it's a short hop to becoming a Peloponnesian War re-enactment buff (and the weird uncle nobody wants to sit next to at holiday dinners). :)
     
  5. Steve Saville

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    As a retired teacher, I have to agree that kids should know about history. But...every day we live is a new day in history. The text books aren't set up to give pages to all of history, unfortunately. Look for anything on Viet Nam. Same thing. Besides that,history is hardly touched on in any classrooms. We're interested in Math, Reading, and writing almost exclusively. I used to read a book to my students every year about a boy growing up in Warsaw during the Nazi invasion and the beginnings of the death camps. I was slammed by some parents for reading a book in which children smoked and questioned as to why I chose that particular book. The parents had never read it and declined to do so. It was written by a highly celebrated childrens author, for children, and gave a child's perspective of the holocaust. The parents just plain didn't get it. Fortunately my Principal refused to have the book removed from the library or the classroom. Good on her.
     
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  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I don't understand how this was gotten from the show. I watch it and very little is on actual duck hunting, most is about life.
     
  7. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    There are two facets to the Robertsons, Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander. Dynasty deals with the "reality" show and it's about family values and life, not hunting. Commander is their store front for duck hunting. If you want to learn about their hunting values I can loan you their video "10 Commandments of Duck Hunting". BTW, they will never call you an asshole...
     
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  8. PT

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    Sky busting has gone on forever. My buddy quit duck hunting 15 years ago because it bothered him so much.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Only watched the show once... my wife's sister had been raving about how funny it is. I have to admit, it was comical, but as with most of these type shows, they start running thin on substance for me in short order. I think much of the popularity of the reality shows rests with fact the so much has changed with traditional family lifestyles (I'll bet it's now the exception that family's have a sit down dinner free of TV or i-Pads)... it's almost like folks are living vicariously through these shows.
     
  10. Krusty

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    Yup, I sure miss those traditional sit-down family dinners...old man and old lady glaring and yelling across the table at each other, cigarettes constantly blazing throughout the meal. Good times!
     
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  11. Old Man

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    My early years was life with out all they have now. No TV, Video games, cell phones or anything else in the line of electronic junk. After Sunday dinner we would sit around the radio and listen to Gangbusters, The Shadow. And a few others. I heard FDR tell us about Pearl Harbor. I have just found that I like reading about it. It's all interesting.
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I too remember listening to the radio before cable tv came to the valley.
     
  13. generic

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    I kinda was wondering that about the show.

    As far as the TV goes at supper time...uh, no way. My kids get an hour of "screen time" 3 times a week. That's either a computer game, or a video/DVD, but only 3 days out of the week, with exceptions for family movie night. Kids need to be kids - i.e. ride bikes/football/baseball/beat the crap out of dad/etc.

    I don't want my kids growing up (being conditioned by/thinking) they need some sort of electronic device to be entertained. Call me 'Old School' or whatever, but we don't want the TV to "babysit" our kids.

    We have sit down dinners just about every night. Who needs a TV screen? I have 4 little ones. My wife and I truly wonder what we did for entertainment before we had children. :D
     
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  14. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Yep, we still have sit down family dinners. Good times. No TV or electronics allowed at the table. We actually talk to eachother :)

    I must have had pretty good history teachers or just paid attention better than most. Because I knew more about history before I was 18 than many of you it sounds like. World history, ancient history, vietnam, wwI, WWII, US History, etc. Probably the only one I really didn't care for was WA State history. Something about the weebles and the wobbles...
     
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  15. Krusty

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    Good for you. But it ain't a real old fashioned traditional family dinner unless there's cussin' and fightin'. Your education, however, must have skipped punctuation. ;)