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 my wife is from the south, and she's the smartest person I know.


Yep. We'uns ain't as dumb as we look.   :P


I don't think "Deliverance" is meant to be a stick in the eye to southerner's, though.  It was written by a famous southerner, James Dickey.  

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The dueling banjos scene never gets old!   :)

Billy Redden (born 1956 in Rabun County, Georgia) is an American actor best known for his role as Lonnie, the banjo-playing boy, in the 1972 film Deliverance.

Redden, then 15, earned his role in Deliverance during a casting call at Clayton Elementary School in Clayton, Georgia. To add authenticity and humor to the film, the filmmakers found Redden to fit the look of the inbred and mentally retarded banjo boy called for by the book, although Redden himself is neither. His distinctive look was enhanced using special makeup.

In his famous scene, Redden plays the instrumental "Dueling Banjos" opposite actor Ronny Cox on guitar. It is noted for foreshadowing the film's theme: exploring unknown and potentially dangerous territory. Redden could not actually play the banjo. A local musician, Mike Addis, reached around from behind Redden; this was disguised using careful camera angles.

Jon Voight claimed Redden "was a boy who had a genetic imbalance – a product of his mother and his brother, I think. He was quite amazing, a very talkative fellow."[1]

Redden also appeared in Tim Burton's 2003 film Big Fish. Burton was intent on getting Redden, who hadn't appeared in a film since Deliverance, to play the role of a banjo-playing welcomer in the utopian town of Spectre. Burton eventually found him in Clayton, Georgia, where he worked as a cook, dishwasher, and part-owner of the Cookie Jar Café.

In 2004, Redden made a guest appearance on Blue Collar TV playing an inbred car repairman named Ray in a "Redneck Dictionary" skit, for the word "raisin bread" (as in "Ray's inbred"). He played a banjo in the skit.

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SuzieQ so does this mean you are feeling better???


I sure hope so.


anyway, have a great day all

Yes I am.  thank you!  and this weekend I had some light bulb moments... came away with so much more than prenatal training

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Suzy's lightbulbs make me happy.

this light bulb was kinda of hind sight one..... but still hind sight helps to see where we went wrong, or why certain things happened, it also allows us to move forward in a different way.  And! give us more understanding and empathy for others :)


I love light bulbs

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