Well the long wait is over! Tonight on the Animal Planet Channel a new reality show will air and once again Arkansas will reach new heights of notoriety. At 9:00PM CST the premier of American Stuffers will hit the airways and give way to a new craze that will surely sweep across the country like locusts in a grain field. But let me bring you up to date if you are sitting there quite puzzled over my intense excitement.
It was just about a year ago that I shared on an old blog the latest goings-on here in Arkansas. And even though we tout the state nickname of “The Natural State”, from time to time it seems that something of perhaps an ’unnatural’ nature rises to the surface. We found that to be somewhat true when in January of last year, 2011 a local television news story informed we Arkansans that in one of our famed small towns, Romance, Arkansas whose previous fame was based on their postmark for ‘valentines’ mailed out from their post office on Valentine’s Day, has now extended its fame in yet another direction. Are you ready? Freeze dried pets! Yep, you read that right. Let’s review and watch that initial newscast from last January aired by one of our local television stations one more time….
Need further convincing? Well, just click on this link, Xtreme Taxidermy, and go check out their website and all the associated fixings’.
Now you are as up to date as the rest of us and tonight’s the night when that first show hits the airways. Oh, and one more heads up! All you Republican Romney backers better be watching tonight also because it’s my understanding that this family is Mormon so you know for sure that Candidate Romney will be glued to his television set. I’m fairly sure that’s why there were no Republican debates scheduled for this evening.
Anyway, I just thought it my duty as an Arkansan to do my part in spreading the news about tonight’s airing of “American Stuffers” as yet another fellow Arkansan reaches the “big time”!
Update – January 6, 2012 – Friday – 5:45 am
Hope you didn’t miss the program – wish I had! Pure Arkansas, that’s about all I have to say. When the scruffy looking guy on the Harley sped off with tears in his eyes and his freeze-dried pet strapped to the luggage rack I struggled to keep my own tears back. But the real clincher came when the little girl came in with her dad to pick up the cleaned and painted head-bone of a hog she had apparently killed while hunting with her father. When she and her father left the taxidermist shop she had the head-bone cuddled in her little arms, treating it as if it were a favorite teddy bear. It was then that I knew I had found a replacement for American Idol and Dancing With the Stars.