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Snubbed?

Several articles have been headlining their stories with the word “snubbed”, implying that Phil and Jase Robertson had some sort of issue or concern appearing on Barbara Walter’s list of Fascinating People of 2013 television special.   It’s not that at all.  Jase and Phil were not in New York with the rest of the family to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and film the Walter’s special because they were back home doing what they love most – hunting.  Alan, the oldest son, said that Jase and Phil meant no disrespect to Barbara Walters.  “When it comes to Dad and Jase, ducks trump just about anything from late November to late January, it’s just the way they roll!”, he said.

Miss Kay even tells Barbara on the show that “Between November and January, I told him I didn’t ever ...

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Duck Dynasty a Marketing Powerhouse

Duck Dynasty related merchandise will reach over $400 million in sales this year according to marketing studies. This makes the Duck Dynasty “brand” one of the most successful in TV history. In case you haven’t noticed, Duck Dynasty merchandise is everywhere. You can find T-shirts, DVDs, books, mugs, headbands and more bearing the Duck Dynasty logo. Si Robertson seems to be one of the bigger hits with his “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle” on most of the non-fiction best seller lists. Replicas of Si’s famous teacup are a best seller on Amazon. Don’t forget the Si bobble-head dolls, talking plush doll and, believe it or not, Si Robertson Chia pet planters that grow plants that form a beard ( see Duck Dynasty Chia Uncle Si Decorative Chia Pet Planter ).

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Si Robertson Behind the Scenes

In a new video on Youtube from Billboard magazine, Si Robertson talks about his reading of the “Night Before Christmas” for the “Duck the Halls” Christmas album.  Si says that he lately finds himself mistaking Willie for Santa.  “I don’t always see or hear things as well as I used to, and it is easy to mistake Willie for Santa. That is the basis for my new rendition of this holiday classic.  I mean, come on Jack! Willie needs to lose a few pounds and get the white out of his beard.”  In the video, Si sounds like he didn’t really agree with Willie’s interpretation of the poem. “Leave that up to the audience once they get it, whether it’s better or not.”

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Millionth Call Sells for More Than $20K

The one millionth duck call made this year by Duck Commander and signed by Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander has finally been sold at auction for $20,110 .  The proceeds of the auction are going to the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Association’s Wounded Warrior hunts.  Earlier last month the duck call was sold at auction for over $80,000, but the winning bidder backed out and the call was put up for auction again (see https://www.duckdynastytv.com/one-millionth-duck-call-to-auction-again ).  Though the auction did not get the $80, 000 amount of the previous auction, the money is very much appreciated by the Wounded Warriors.

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Photo from eBay Auction

John Nolan, the organizer of the 20123 Wounded Warrior hunt, said that “Every single dime from this is a dime more than I would h...

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Willie Robertson’s Beard Maintenance Tips

If you’ve grown a beard for No Shave November and have become so accustomed to it that you’re going to keep it, Willie Robertson has some beard maintenance advice for you.  In an interview with Parade magazine earlier this year, Willie offered up this jewel:

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Willie Robertson – Without and With Beard

“I just run my fingers through it, stick my head out the window to dry it off after showering, and roll with it. I condition my hair, so whatever ends up dripping down into it is conditioned. It’s softer than you would think.”

So there you have it.  Apparently it works too.  Jennifer Nettles, at the CMA Country Christmas show, after sniffing Willie’s beard,  said that it smelled lovely.

Jennifer is not the only woman fond of Willie’s beard...

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America is Obsessed With Duck Dynasty

Although most of the people reading already know this, it is now official.  America is obsessed with Duck Dynasty.  Yahoo has released a list of top 10 obsessions of 2013, and the Duck Dynasty show tops the list.  They beat out some powerhouse shows like Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead.   Yahoo sites the 12 million viewers who watched the fourth season premier as the reason.  That and the fact that just about everywhere you turn nowadays, you will see or hear Duck Dynasty.  

Heck, you can’t even get bank-robbed anymore without encountering a Duck Dynasty wannabee.   The Fifth Third Bank in Ocoee, FL was robbed by a man wearing a Duck Dynasty outfit, beard and all...

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Your Next Child May Be Named Silas, Jack

It seems there is nothing the Duck Dynasty phenomenon doesn’t touch. Everywhere you go, there is a product with the Duck Dynasty name on it. Now, even newborns are getting the Duck Dynasty touch. The Daily Mail reports that this year, more people than in previous years are naming their children Korie, Mia, Phil, Sadie and Silas. And the credit goes to Duck Dynasty. Naming babies Korie increased by 89 percent, while Mia was up 44 percent and Phil, Sadie and Silas increased 32, 23 and 15 percent, respectively. It seems Miss Kay also had an effect on the naming of children. The use of Kayla and Kaylee also increased. I guess Jep, Jase and John Luke will be popular next year.

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Duck Dynasty Cast On Barbara Walter’s Most Fascinating List

Barbara Walters has named the stars of the Duck Dynasty show one of the ten most fascinating people of 2013.  The Duck Dynasty cast did not take top honors, however, since the most fascinating will be announced on the Dec 18, 2013 90 minute special.  Others on the list are:

  • ABC anchor Robin Roberts
  • Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence
  • Singer Miley Cyrus
  • Pope Francis
  • Prince George
  • Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad
  • Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden

I’m not sure being on this list is a good thing or a bad thing considering the names on the list.  We’ll just have to wait and see what she says on the special.  Earlier in the year, Barbara had Phil, Willie, Jase an Si on her “The View” show...

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Si Robertson Helping With Pack A Shoebox

Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’re heading into the final weeks before Christmas,  I thought it would be appropriate for me and Si Robertson, to tell everyone about an organization that does a lot of good with it’s “Pack A Shoebox” campaign.  The Samaritan’s Purse organization is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. One of their projects is their Operation Christmas Child.  This year, Si Robertson has made a few videos to help promote their effort to get shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to needy children around the world.  Although the campaign’s national collection period was from Nov 18-24, it is still not too late to fill a shoebox by building one online at Build Your Shoebox Online.

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Duck Commander Cruise Sweepstake on Teleflora

Teleflora  has teamed up with the Robertsons (who hasn’t tried?) to offer a chance to win a four day Caribbean cruise with the Robertsons.   Teleflora is also offering a free digital download of the Robertson’s Christmas album, Duck the Halls, if you purchase one of the bouquets recommended by the Robertson family .  You can sign up for the cruise by liking the promotion on Facebook .   There will be 3 lucky winners for the cruise taking place on July 17th, 2014.  They are also giving away 30 daily prizes.  The deadline is Dec 24th, 2013, so get over there now if you’d like a chance to rub shoulders with the Robertsons.

Beware Canadians!  If  Canadians win, they have to answer a timed skill testing question.  What’s up with that???

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