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July 26 is the birthday of James Best, who despite being old enough to know better, still remains one of the most rowdy personalities anywhere to be found. His amazing Hollywood tenure spans westerns, sci-fi, dramas, and of course the Dukes of Hazzard. While many of us know and love him as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane of Hazzard County, his real-life stories are even more incredible. We’ve been privileged to hear a few of them first-hand; but they’re best told by Jimmie himself. Get the accounts right from Rosco himself by reading his new book, “Best in Hollywood.” Meanwhile, stop by our Forums and leave him a birthday message! Khee!
This Dukes of Hazzard fan is a loyal, long-time fan of the show, as well as one of our most active contributors on the Forums. In fact, he’s been such a bright spot here on HazzardNet that we’re gonna give him two months worth of Fan of the Month, honoring him with July and August 2009. (Since July is darn near over and we’re just getting around to this, but you know how we are.)
This fan goes by the handle of Roger Duke. Since joining HazzardNet’s community in March of 2007, Roger has racked up an amazing 3,314 posts. He’s sponsored and maintained two popular and long-running topics on the Forums, being the popular Trivia thread and also the fun-filled “Duke or Dupe” guessing game.
Roger is a steadfast friend to all of us here at HazzardNet. He’s always one of the first ones out with the welcome mat when we have a new member. He’s also the calm voice of reason when there’s a rare case of ruffled feathers. He’s quick to show appreciation and encouragement to everybody else here, so it’s high time we showed the same appreciation back to him. Roger, here’s to you, with our warm thanks.
Congratulations to Roger Duke, HazzardNet’s July and August Fan o’ the Month! Sal-ute!
We’ll get right to that, but first off, our apologies for the dry spell with the homepage updates. Rather than give you our long-winded explanations, just chalk it up to another spontaneous leave of absence by one of our administrators, followed by the unplanned sabbatical of another, followed by MaryAnne eventually forcing our return after she got tired of doing all the work around here by herself.
Now then! We can’t hardly get back to business around heah without making mention of the economic mess that’s got the whole country mired down. The government has thrown some big money around, but jobs are vanishing, the housing market is sinking, and getting a loan for anything is pretty darn tough. Where will it all end? We’re afraid to look and find out. But we got a good idea what it might take to reverse the present course.
Ya see, Hazzard County never had much economic upheaval. That’s because the money supply was well-controlled and orderly and everybody knew what role they played in the system. We might take a page outta Boss’s book to set things right.
First off, we’ll need to tax the bejeezus out of poor people and the working class. That’s right. Trickle-up economics. Keep the money supply flowing up into the government pockets. This ensures a steady source of revenue so the government can invest in a wide range of self-serving programs.
If Boss was in control of the Federal government today, you can bet that outsourcing of jobs to countries overseas would grind to a halt, because the minimum wage in the United States would be back to fifty cents an hour. Benefits would include having a job and not much else. Imagine the new opportunities that would open up, though, as giddy employers start hiring people left and right.
Handling the foreclosure crisis would also be easy for Boss. The government would simply buy every house at every foreclosure sale and become your landlord as well as your tax collector. Imagine, renting from Uncle Hogg. The American Dream will not be dead, but it’ll be limpin’ along towards the ditch by then. But ya gotta admit, having a steady buyer for those surplus houses would prop up the housing market, and at fifty cents an hour, that government housing program could start looking good.
Retirement is also simple in Boss Hogg’s world. You get to retire when you’re fired and not a moment before.
You know times are getting tough when we’re willing to give Hogg o’ nomics a chance. And why not, it’s worked at HazzardNet for years.
On this Memorial Day, we pause to show our gratitude to those who have made sacrifices for our personal freedoms, whether they sacrificed time with their families, put their careers on hold, or gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We thank you, men and women of the Armed Forces, for all that you do to keep us safe.
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Thank you for your patience!
We’re long overdue for nominating a Dukes of Hazzard Fan of the Month. Recently, we were introduced to a 43-year old gentleman from Florida who definitely qualifies for the title.
Harry, who’s in the center of the picture below with the Oak Ridge Boys, has been a Dukes of Hazzard fan “since day one” in his own words. ( That’s since day “01” in Dukes speak.)
Harry is a devoted husband, an avid fisherman, and a lifelong Dukes fan. His favorite episode of the Dukes is “One Armed Bandits”.
When we asked Harry what sort of career he’d choose in Hazzard County, he was quick to answer that he’d be a Hazzard County Deputy. This is especially fitting as ol’ Rosco himself, Jimmie Best, has already given him a badge and made him an honorary Hazzard County Deputy Sheriff. Ya see, Harry has been demonstrating his courage in the face of adversity since 2003.
Harry has cancer. He’s been through the mill with treatments, hospitalizations, and pain. Things are at the point where the doctors say there’s nothing more they can do.
Which means we’re gonna ask God to take over, and help Harry fight his battle with cancer.
We’re also going to do our part to cheer Harry on, by putting up a Forums topic where you can leave your well-wishes, encouragements, thoughts and prayers for him. Please join us here at HazzardNet as we rally behind this fellow Dukes fan.
Our thanks to Mr. Best for introducing us to Harry, our Fan of the Month. Click here to read and post messages of encouragement to Harry.
Tonight, on the Dukes!
On January 26th, 1979, the Dukes of Hazzard premiered on CBS. Thirty years later, we’re still enjoyin’ watchin’ the folks of Hazzard County livin’ it up, crashin’ cars, jumpin’ creeks, smokin’ tires and just all around having a good time.
There’s a lot going on in our forums and we thought we’d take some time to highlight some of the fun threads.
The trivia section has been growing these last few months. Several of our members have been participating in trivia and several other games designed to test your knowledge of the show. Swing by the Dukes of Hazzard trivia section to check them out.
Visit the Official Dukes of Hazzard Trivia thread where you can find some fun and challenging questions regarding all the episodes. Duke or Dupe is a fun game where you have to guess from two things which was really on the show and which was not. We also have a DOH Memory game where you have to guess which episode the posted pictures are from. And just this week, another trivia game was added, Star Trivia, which focuses on trivia about the cast.
So, come visit our trivia section and see if you can unseat some of our trivia masters!