Compleat Redneck

Commentary from the boondocks. If it makes any sense, it is just by chance.

Thursday, May 15, 2003
Cletus is a bit down in the dumps over the car lists that are appearing from the admitted car nuts. He is a bit of a nut... er car nut himself, but he has not owned nearly as many cars as some people. Bubba says that is because he insists on buying old Ford pickups and driving them until the wheels fall off which takes a long time. Cletus has had his eye on a BMW but he got to thinking about the Dodge Neon SRT-4 which seems to be a lot quicker and faster than the small BMW's unless he were to get on of them "M" specials and he says he could make the old F250 go fast for less than what one of those costs.

Cletus' is a special case of car nut. He thinks only really fast cars are worthy and if you aren't driving one of those, you may as well drive a pickup or walk.

Monday, May 12, 2003
Elroy and Cletus have been talking about the "carnutitis" posts at Kudzuacreas and Possumblog. Elroy says that he may be suffering a little from the syndrome since he has trouble driving past an old SS396 Chevelle without wanting to rescue it and old GTOs are a softspot also. Cletus says he leans more to old trucks and he would really like to have a 1956 GMC stepside with a V8 motor or a 1965 Chevy Fleetside, but cars just don't do it for him since they don't build big old V8s that'll do 100 in a quarter. Elroy really set him off by pointing out that the SRT-4 Dodge Neon is quicker and maybe faster than the muscle cars from the 60's. Cletus says he dosen't care what the numbers show, no little old 4 cylinder car is ever going to beat fine old American cubic inches. Elroy says if you take fine new American cubic centimeters and a turbocharger, it starts to look a lot like good old cubic inches and Cletus should just go get one of his big old American muscle cars and Elroy will bring one of them little old blown motored cars and we'll just see.

It would really be interesting if Cletus had a muscle car and Elsroy had an SRT-4, but I guess we'll just have to look at the numbers for now.

Cletus has been trying to figure out how to explain what a redneck is and isn't. It is a toughy. Cletus could be the a good example of a redneck, but then he reads Camus and other furrin authors (although he does have to read the translations, what with him only being fluent in hillbilly with a smattering of English). I wonder, should hillbilly be capitalized when it denotes a language?

Anyhow, what is a redneck? We read an article somewhere that talked about the "vulgarity" in American society. Bubba objects to that because he thinks that he qualifies as a redneck and he considers vulgarity to be the last refuge for ignorant people who can't be bothered to develop a volcabulary to express thenselves and then resort to vulgarity. Elroy says he thinks the person who wrote the article is probably talking about the way people live, not the way they talk. He says he thinks "vulgar" comes from Latin and means "common". Okay, this is getting out of hand. This blog is "Compleat Redneck" and these clowns are reading Camus and apparently know some Latin.

If this keeps up, I'll have to get a new cast of characters or rename the blog.