Monday, June 05, 2006
Redneck Children Rejoice
When I was a kid, the brightly colored gumball machines in the front of the grocery store were like sirens tempting me to part with whatever pocket change that I had managed to accumulate. The machines have come a long way since my childhood. Now besides the ordinary gumballs, candies, and nuts, they have giant fruit gumballs, tattoos, and figures. One of the most popular of the figures are the Homie's collection. Redneck kids can now rejoice. The inventor of the Homie's has a new offering, Trailer Trash, with characters such as Betty Lou, Flea Market Fred, and Moo Moo Maw. I was going to place my 50 cents in the machine and shoot for a Betty Lou since it reminds me of the 'Mandy' drawings of Dean Yeagle but knowing my luck, I would just get Moo-Moo Ma. But on the Homies website, you can buy the whole collection saving me from an entire collection of Moo-Moo's.