I was watching The Trailer Park Boys again the other night and I've seen all the episodes now, so I watch the background and scenery. It's a show that makes me think. I don't wonder why I relate to them so much, I grew up hard too. I do have to wonder if the TP boys are just plain stupid or if they're environmentally retarded? It's a toss up as to which one is stupidest, but, most people agree, it's Ricky. I could debate that, as Julian has no sense of humor and his good looks and brooding mask a brain that doesn't seem to work at all. At least Ricky has a sense of humor.
We've all known a Ricky. I know lots of Rickys. They're abundant around here and they all have skills. Ricky is very mechanically inclined. He can go to the dump and find a car part and file it and grind it until it fits some piece of shit and makes it run. He's rarely without wheels even if he doesn't have enough money to buy a package of hot dogs. Ricky is also an expert in hydroponics. The rest of the TP boys need Ricky, they can't figure out how to grow weed. Yet......Ricky is retarded. He can't speak correctly and everyone pisses him off. He reacts violently and the result is usually jail time.
I have to think about things around here. I'm pretty pissed off at stupid people and I don't need the drama. I live in a trailer park kind of world. Sometimes all you see is red, because none of the stupid will listen to you. And they fuck up. Big time. I have to be careful not to "pull a Ricky." I am quite capable of it. I don't have a short fuse. It doesn't happen often. But, like, once every couple of years I get totally fed up. Ricky has his favorite insults, like, "Knock knock?" (Who's there?) "Some fucking dick weed who's too busy sucking down bottles of rot gut and pissing themself to not know I'm going to knock the fuck out of them! Shut the fuck up you fuckin' idiot!!" I totally get it. Maybe Ricky isn't stupid. Maybe his environment has caused him to lose all reason. We'd all like to think we're smarter than that, but, when stupid people continuously fuck with you, well, the only language they seem fluent in is Ricky's.
Like I said..I need to think things out before they get out of hand. On the flip side, jail time can be a vacation of sort. Like Ricky says "Three squares a day and some time for self learnin'."