You've all heard the various Jeff Foxworthy You know you're a redneck if... jokes, right? Remember the one one about being a redneck if you buy a new television and sit it on top of the old, broken one? Yeah, apparently my mother and step-father didn't think was actually redneck enough and, as the ballers like to say, the decided to elevate their game a bit.
They've taken redneck decorating to new heights.
Rather than place the new 32" flat-panel LCD tv on top of the 20-year old wood-framed cabinet tube television (which looked more like a piece of furniture from the 1960's than a tv from the 1980's), they decided to cut out the old tube, and put the new Sony LCD inside the RCA funiture-vision relic. That's right, they hacked apart the old wooden cabinet -- which sits right on the floor at about knee-level -- and put their brand new HDTV inside it.
Welcome to the 21st century, Clampett family.
If there is a God in this world, my sister will visit my mom next weekend and email me a photo so I can post it here. For as embarrassed as I am, I'm also completely un-surprised.