11.18.2006

Hambone Brothers

These are two of my favorite Hee Haw performers doing what's known as "eefing and hamboning." Biffle made reference to this phenomenon awhile back on this blog--he's known about effing and hamboning for a while, but I'm kind of an eefing-hamboning newbie. I learned about this particular art form last year when I bought Biffle the boxed set of Hee Haw DVDs.

Biffle assures me that this is a legitimate folk art performance. I think it's incredibly disturbing and hysterical. It's the abject: I'm horrified, and I can't turn away.

There must be more important things going on right now for us to blog about (like the fact that Eliza just visited, Thanksgiving is coming up, racism continues to run rampant in the state that Biffle has dubbed "the anus of the Confederacy"), but all I've got for you today is eefing and hamboning.

6 comments:

aaron said...

I've been waiting to see the real thing. The only example of this has been Alison slapping her knee and laughing/weezing.

claire said...

I often wonder what I would advise the SETI people to put in the messages that get sent to outer space -- it seems this video would be a good addition -- one need not understand english or even spoken language and it has both visual and aural qualities. of course what would the aliens all think of us.....(and where did they get those great grass green suit coats?)

Anonymous said...

I just went to a history of blues workshop and hamboning was one of the topics!! The Chinese have a history of carving flutes out of chicken bones - it sounds amazing.

femme fortis said...

That. Was. Amazing.

Charlie said...

I think anus of the Confederacy should be on the license plates.

The Dinner Partiers said...

I second Charlie's idea.

-Jamie