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Old 12-07-2011, 08:04 PM   #21
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If you recall, the mother sh!t that spawned all this crap was Cops. It was designed to create content in response to the writer's strike of 1988.
I didn't realize that Cops was a response to a writers strike too. People like to see others misfortune ... personally I don't enjoy it one bit.

Cops has that "watching a trainwreck" effect, but I find the show very, very sad. To me it pretty much underlines some horrible costs to society.

I would never want to be a cop. Many of my friends are cops ... at one time my dad was a cop ... I had worked around cops for a good portion of my life ... but I've seen how it changes people. Cops are either dealing with people who have had something done to them, or are doing something to them. Self-preservation means they *must* at some level regard every other person other than another cop as a potential enemy or threat. The number of police officers I know that did not get into law enforcement to work out personal anger and control issues, and that remained true to their altruistic reasons for getting into the field without becoming jaded to their own detriment ... I can count on one hand. It's a rough line of work. And unlike firefighters or EMS, are often not seen as "the good guys in the white hats" in spite of their incredible level of service.

I must say, I liked the old tv show Rescue 911 ... but that's because back in the 1980's I was a firefighter and paramedic in the Detroit area and often abutting (or in) its worst areas, for quite a few years. I still find emergency services interesting.
I could do without the show cops tho.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
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Many states it is legal to have a running still as long as it is registered with the govt. and taxes are paid on the volumes distilled. I would say this has been done on all stills on that show and they script in those guys to make em seem like they are the lost boys of shinin
Not likely. There are all kinds of requirements for the distillng site alone that would rule out a creek bottom right away.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #23
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Guys come on, its obviously fake. They didn't even follow proper process. They aren't making shine and I'm sure they took care of the legal aspects with slight of hand and tricks.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #24
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Since Popcorn Sutton’s documentary “The Last One,” there has been a huge interest in moonshine. The documentary is gaining a big following. This is TV just trying to bank off of these people, I am sure they have licenses to produce liquor.

This is part four of the documentary, very interesting guy. He was caught after this documentary and then killed himself before serving his prison sentence.

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #25
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Messed up, sorry for any miss information.

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #26
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The guy that discovery is following is "Popcorn"'s grandson or son. So I would assume that he is doing this under the same guidelines popcorn had to follow.
I haven’t seen the show , and didn’t even know it existed. I am sure discovery would have covered their a**es so the grandson can distill on TV.
That is weird, they are about to release (if they haven’t already) a version of Popcorn’s whiskey. It’s the wife and some other investor that are making his recipe legally.

edit: I am not sure but I think the documentary is what lead to him becoming a suspect and lead to him going to jail. That and the fact he had over a crap load of whiskey in his possession.
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I haven’t seen the show , and didn’t even know it existed. I am sure discovery would have covered the a**es so the grandson can distill on TV.
That is weird, they are about to release (if they haven’t already) a version of Popcorn’s whiskey. It’s the wife and some other investor that are making his recipe legally.
Hank Williams Jr is one of them

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That is weird, they are about to release (if they haven’t already) a version of Popcorn’s whiskey. It’s the wife and some other investor that are making his recipe legally.
It's been released and is available for sale LEGALLY in Eastern TN as we speak . . . been thinking of making a special weekend run to get me some
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Let us know if you do try it, I have never tried moonshine. One of my co workers is from Kentucky and said he hated it. He loved Whisky and Scotch, but said he could never get used to moonshine.

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Let us know if you do try it, I have never tried moonshine. One of my co workers is from Kentucky and said he hated it. He loved Whisky and Scotch, but said he could never get used to moonshine.
Maybe he had single pass stuff. My fav is Blueberry, persoanlly. Thouh I have no idea wink wink where to get it.

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