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Hog Blog Horn Porn Reviews – A Quickie

December 9, 2014

That post title ought to get some hits… 

I’m jammed up a dozen ways from Monday right now, so I need to make this quick.  Apologies, if you were hoping for more.

I haven’t really seen much in the way of programs the last few days that really made me want to write about them.  Some of this is due to personal distraction, but some of it is because this is apparently the time of year for endless reruns (or maybe I’m not tuning in at the right times).  But what I have seen, far, far too much of, is commercials.  And a recurrent theme in these commercials seems to be lying… to your buddies, your family, and your spouse.

Now, I recognize that outdoorsmen are not always the very paragons of honesty.  We’re known to tell a tale, here and there, and storytelling isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  But it’s one thing when we’re sitting around the campfire and letting that 100 yard, gimme shot become 250 yards, offhand.  Or if we’re tipping one back and telling about that fish that, miraculously, continues to get bigger years after its demise.  And, lord knows, don’t ask a fellow hunter for his “secret spot”, because you will almost certainly find yourself slipping through the woods a hundred miles in the wrong direction.

But it bugs me, just a little (because it’s also sort of humorous) to see these commercials where folks just outright lie to people who, ostensibly, should trust them… particularly when it’s the hunter/fisherman, lying to his spouse.

Case in point… this commercial for Limbsaver’s Airtech recoil pad:

Now, I get that this is supposed to be a humorous depiction, and on a certain (base) level it is.  Lord knows variations of this theme have been the fodder of comedians for ages.  And probably, that’s part of the issue I have with it.  It’s a tired joke.

While the paradigm of outdoorsMAN and the houseWIFE certainly persists, aren’t we moving beyond that now?  Or shouldn’t we be?  Wives and girlfriends hunt with many of us.  The industry, slow as it may be, is making strides to be more inclusive.  The hook-n-bullet media have produced piles of lip service to the idea of making the outdoors more welcoming to women… not only as an inducement for those who will to join us, but to demonstrate to those who don’t hunt that outdoorsmen aren’t all a bunch of evolutionary throwbacks, operating on brute impulse.

But then, I could be wrong.

 

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5 Responses to “Hog Blog Horn Porn Reviews – A Quickie”

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  2. JAC on December 10th, 2014 13:04

    You’re saying you want legitimate wit in the hook and bullet advertising world? I feel like you may be in for a long, unsatisfying wait, my friend.

  3. Phillip on December 10th, 2014 13:28

    You could be right, but I dunno. It’s got to be there. But folks can’t be lazily falling back on tired old tropes.

    Ol’ Ecclesiastes may have been right, and there is no new thing under the sun… but that doesn’t mean that a little effort can’t breathe new life into some of them. But someone has to be willing to put forth that effort.

  4. hodgeman on December 11th, 2014 23:11

    I hear you Phillip… same tired old cliche’s. I think television isn’t really a creative medium anymore. The marketing folks find a schtick that works and stay with it.

    I’d certainly not lie to Mrs Hodgeman…since she keeps up with the finances and, more surprisingly, can outshoot me.

  5. Phillip on December 12th, 2014 14:33

    Never lie to the woman with whom you sleep. They remember shit. And if she keeps the finances AND a gun, well, the warning is double.

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