Thursday, February 23, 2006

you might be a redneck...

Jeff Foxworthy was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an American comedian and actor who is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian. He was a member of the class of 1979 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, but left his maintenance job at IBM (where his father also worked) after five years to become a full-time comedian.

We have always enjoyed Jeff Foxworthy's humor, and a couple of years ago we went to see him in person at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Standing outside waiting for the doors to open, we were amused at the varying attire of the attendees. First of all, the Fox Theatre is the most elegant place in town, so we saw a few evening gowns. But Jeff Foxworthy is a casual kind of guy, always wearing blue jeans and cowboy boots, so we saw quite a lot of jeans. Then there was the rowdy redneck crowd with their overalls and NASCAR t-shirts.

He was great in person, ending the show with his trademark redneck jokes, quite a few we qualify for -

You might be a redneck if…


You have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say cool whip on the side

You use the term 'over yonder' more than once a month

There is a puddle in your driveway year-round

Directions to your house include "turn off the paved road"

7 comments:

Motherkitty said...

OMG. Has this northern Yankee turned into a redneck (me)? I'll have you know ALL my salad bowls match (they might not say Cool Whip, but somthing pretty similar). I can say y'all, down yonder, and pert near pretty good now without sounding like a total jerk. (In fact people have stopped asking if I'm from somewhere else.) Husband watches NASCAR alla time (that's why I blog so much). And, I have come to love cornbread and hominy (my northern sister has never tried hominy and thinks it sounds pretty nasty). Haven't gotten the hang of greens and grits yet although I've tried them. I have particularly come to appreciate ham hocks in a good ole pot of pintos simmering on the back burner.

We also think Jeff Foxworthy is a hoot.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Most of my life I've lived 'off the paved road' and yes I do have a matching set of bowls and they look just like yours.

In fact, that's one of my downfalls...that I can't throw anything away plastic...if it looks reuseable, I save it.

My cabinet, over my range is very tall & big and it is stuffed (yes, I mean stuffed) with my plastic. My husband used to keep pots and pans in that cupboard. Anyway, getting back to the plastic...Sometimes when my husband opens the cabinet door it all comes tumbling down on him. He grumbles and threatens to throw it all away. I tell him to stack it right when he does the dishes, but he won't listen. The only thing I tell him now is...be glad it wasn't the pots & pans.

Aren't we all a bit rednecky...whether we want to admit it or not?

jellyhead said...

Susan, if you're a redneck, you're the classiest redneck I know!

Alice said...

Where did the name 'redneck' originate, and why? The name conjures up thoughts of a bigotted person, but if you ladies qualify as rednecks then that can't be true, so I'd be interested to know just what is a REDNECK.

Motherkitty said...

Definition of a Redneck:

red·neck (rĕd'nĕk')
n. Offensive Slang.

1. Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.
2. A white person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.

Seeing Anew said...

Oh gee, I have a lot of Cool Whip bowls and I do use them for salad! Oh well some ladies join the Red Hat Society, and some join the Redneck Society. Sign me up for the latter! By the way, do you have a Red Hat Society down that way? It has to do with that poem "When I am old I shall wear purple..." and it's a growing social club for ladies "of a certain age." Re: Redneck. I think it derives from the sunburn farm laborers often get on the back of their neck from working out in the fields under full sun.

doubleknot said...

One of my favorite comedians. I discovered him when he first started on the comedy circut and have tried to keep up with him every since. The shows he does on TV now including Larry the Cable Guy are just a hoot.
Saw an interview with him on CMT where he had an offer to do an act and he told them he had to stay in Atlanta where he could be near his family - well that just made me wish I had a son like him - by the way the promoters let him stay.
Southern food - I have to blog about that.