My wife and I like to watch “The Alaskan Bush People.” We know that it’s only partly true and the rest bogus, but it’s clean and is entertaining. There are times, though, that I really do wonder just who’s fooling who. The other night, the show had two brothers going grouse hunting. Fine and good until they started talking about “tracking grouse.” Now the area where they were was a mixture of gravel road, surrounded by a mixture of tall-grass fields and forest land with umpteen inches of duff atop the soil. Anything less than 50 pounds probably wouldn’t have leave a track at all. Grouse weigh a pound or so. Get the idea?
What really cracked me up was when, even after mentioning several times that male grouse “drum” to attract a mate (though they didn’t seem to know to use the term), one of the boys said that the male grouse flies up to a high tree limb and HOWLS to attract a mate. I cracked up. I don’t know if he was just trying to be humorous, was trying to fool the camera man, or was trying to fool the viewers. I do know that he didn’t fool any country folks or grouse hunters.
With TV being as worthless as it is these days, I guess I should just take my laughs where I can get them! (So I do.) © 2016