I'm a long time fan. You should really check these guys out. They are hilarious. I knew both these guys when they lived here and they deserve whatever attention they get.
Note: Not kid or work safe though for cursing and some subject matter
It is a shame they selected this to represent the new Tennessee.
I'm proud to be represented by 2 local fellows with such a good sense of humor and creativity, a perfect counterpoint to Joe Biden and other humorless stiffs of his ilk.
By the way, DMW37128, perhaps you can enlighten me and the other readers. What exactly is "the new Tennessee"?
I have heard Atlanta refered to as an example of the new South. This usually refers to increased urbanization, destruction or denigration of past culture
and traditions and an influx of immigrants of the "Northern" persuasion, i.e. carpetbaggers.
If this is your aspiration for our fair state, then I hope and pray that we do not become a part of the new Tenn.
Considering what the rest of the country has become over the past 50 years, let's hope you're right.
These guys have a good sense of humor. I don't agree with all of their views, but i can laugh at myself.
"It is a shame they selected this to represent the new Tennessee."
Well, I'm sure the reason they got on because it was a funny clip.. a solid non-funny question most likely wouldn't have made it on.
Jackie and Dunlap are the best. If you don't understand their satire, you are probably one of the people being satirized. If you can't find something funny in @ least one thing that these guys do, you need a funny bone implant.
I agree with r.inskeep. Forget the politics. These guys are a hoot. I'm glad I found their website.
elguapo, what I mean is Tennessee is no longer "country hicks" and has not been that way for years. I had a job in Chicago for two years ( admit could not take the winters ) and often got asked about "being barefoot; marrying my sister; outhouses". This "cartoon" just gives the other parts of the country the "prejudice view" reinforcement about the area.
I am not in favor of the "Northern" persuasion but unfortunately it is here.
I just want folks nationwide to realize not all of us in Tennessee still live in double-wides.
With the importing of Northerners, players from the Titans staying - I am afraid our secrete is out about what a great place Tennessee is to live and work.
They had a chance to seriously discuss Middle Tennessee & National issues, & instead opted for a cross between "Hee-Haw" and "The Red Green Show".
These guys we DON'T need.
if'ns you be livin in a double wide u be rich.
As a Murfreesboro native I'm gonna say that these guys are doing a pretty dead-on Murfreesboro Native. If you don't think so, then you're just in denial.
inter, we must run in different circles. There are a few here like those guys - I see them pulling into Ryans everyday.
But like any other part of the county this action can stereotype all Murfreesboroans, all Tennesseans, to still be back wood working people.
Last time I checked outside, there's a few trees out there and I'm at work.
unfortunately, i think we have alot more rednecks around than some would like to admit. I was born and raised here in murfreesboro, and even though there have been some steps forward as far as social diversity is concerned, the majority of those who live in this community are backward ultra-conservative ultra-republican people who do come across alot like the Red State Update guys.
Dont hear me wrong, The ultra-right have every right to see the world in their way as I have to see it mine. And we have the freedom to express our dismay with each others views any way we want, which includes humor.
But I digress. This debate really isn't about what kind of person lives in Murfreesboro. Its about how and why the video clip of Red State Update got on CNN. Well, my opinion is that if they hadn't picked the one they did, then no Murfreesboro clip would have made it on. Most of you sound like there was a choice between a few different Tennessee clips on YouTube.. there wasn't. They just picked that one out because it was funny. And, even though some of you missed the joke, it WAS funny.
and by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itjkK8d8wIg
Travis Harmon liked to entertain since Riverdale when I went to school with him (class of '88). He and Dana Kunkel(Drama Club) were very funny and talented.
The reason why Biden's comment was annoying is because he implies that we Tennesseans can't laugh at ourselves. The great thing about RSU's humor is that some people don't know quite what to do with it. Read the comments on their youtube videos. Most people from TN or other Southern states GET that it is a joke, or they don't get it and they think Jackie & Dunlap are real, which is even funnier. The sad thing is that we all know people here in Rutherford county who vote for president based on who they'd most like to have a beer with than actual issues. I'm not worried about Northerners looking down on us because of RSU, because if they do, they obviously haven't been to the south to see that it isn't all redneck. Way to go, RSU! I look forward to seeing more of you.
WHAT "new Tennessee"?
When the local TV news does a live feed from somewhere outside Nashville you can be sure of at least three things:
o The persons interviewed will make "Jackie Broyles and Dunlap" look downright cosmopolitan!
o The will NOT have a full set of teeth.
o They WILL butcher the English language . . . "I was a just sittin' here when I seen the big cloud . . . ." (and some readers of this blog probably won't see the mistake!)
It has gotten so bad at times that I've even e-mailed the TV station involved, when they show something like that. It's no wonder the folks on the east and west coasts think we don't have indoor plumbing! Or dentists!!
And we're doing this to ourselves, thanks to the TV news folks!
Actually this was noting more than a publicity stunt for CNN. The questions coming from "real" people still got the same canned response as the more formal "debates."
Jon Stewart (Daily Show) showed a clip of Senator Dodd (D CT) responding to a question almost word for word from a previous gathering.
Regardless of the format, candidates are trained not to give answers to questions, but rather to give campaign speech hype.