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Blurring lines is big in bigfootery.  The hucksters have to swerve and spin often.

When you sue someone with, in our opinion, greed, unclean hands ( a legal term that  fit) and a mean spirit in your heart, and then utterly lose, you gotta blur some lines to salvage the situation.

When things are slow for the conference you promote you gotta blur the lines.   You tell the masses the lodging is almost sold out and you will end ticket sales in a week.  Fact is a search of the lodge shows two types of rooms with at least nine available (the highest number you can reserve at one time so there may be more) and weeks later you can still buy the wonka deal.  Blur the lines, certainly don’t mention there is a huge gospel event in the area driving lodging activity.   Huckstering at its’ best.

But those examples are beside the point of this post, we are contemplating if Mountain Monsters blurs the lines.  There are a number of “reality shows” that are blurring lines to various degrees, Amish Mafia comes to mind.  We just wonder what the deal is with Mountain Monsters.  They always have fresh intel, better than average “evidence” from witnesses and generally a bunch of action each week.  In a hit and miss bigfootery world, these guys hit home runs every week.  The Yahoo show was especially action packed in terms of tracks and the calls.  Same thing for the show before that one.  That gets us to thinking about if they are blurring lines.  Another hot topic has been if our Appalachian brothers are like the Amish, they stay clean-shaven until married and then grow a dope ass beard.  Enquiring minds, and all that.

We are also enjoying via the DVR Survivor man.  Les is eloquently framing the  thought process of someone facing the possibility that Sasquatch exists with great rationality.  The videography has also been really good in our opinion.  Standing, well we have run into his type, not that unusual in bigfootery.  The blurring line point, as a call back, is that some of the “bigfoot researchers” we have taken exception to in the past are very Standing like, although they don’t know it and would never admit it.

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The Destination Channel seems to have recognized how persuasive bigfootery is and has gone at it with two new shows and a full slate of re-runs.

Mountain Monsters is the newest offering, which premiered over the weekend.  Think of Finding Bigpuffery with a dash of Hillbilly Blood (a very good show) and Duck Dynasty and you have a good idea of the show.  A few random thoughts about Mountain Monsters:

  • AIMS, the group featured in the show started up in 2010.  We love thinking about all the aspiring bigfootery TV stars who have labored away for a decade or more and then are dashed by these relative newcomers.  We know who you are, there is no shame in being jealous, disappointed and angry.  Actually, we love yu’all  that way.
  • The show is described as unscripted, which may leave some wiggle room on the reality part.
  • Finding Bigpuffery may be getting a bit nervous as the mountain dudes produced tracks, video, a lair, sounds and thermal on the first episode, pretty much a whole season for that other show.
  • We worry about accidental discharges.

 

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