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Honey Boo Who?

As a baby-boomer who fumbles around with a couple of blogs, I sometimes find myself rather flat-footed on the subject of memes - those transient themes that show up in popular culture and that everyone talks about for a few days, weeks, or months. The latest one of these is "Honey Boo Boo". I had no frame of reference for the term or name (I didn't even know if it referred to a person or not), but I would hear it quite often. 

Well, like the poor sap who opens the closet door in the slasher movie, I looked up Honey Boo Boo. I haven't seen the "reality" show that brought HBB to prominence, and I probably never will, if I can help it. And please, I don't want to appear snobbish or dismissive of a southern mother who is trying to help out her family financially - but my gosh, in the pantheon of grotesques (inspiring both horror and empathy), Honey Boo Boo is right up there. My heart hurts a little now that I know...

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