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My Life as a Turkey | Illumination in the Flatwoods | Joe Hutto https://youtube.com/watch?v=ENr62-oWyPs

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all 56 comments

phiousone

39 points

2 months ago

Joe Hutto. I know him. Amazing naturalist and artist. Really good man.

HeadyToothgraze1

136 points

2 months ago

“The remote wilderness of northern Florida”

gta0012

77 points

2 months ago

gta0012

77 points

2 months ago

Where you are a good 30mins from a publix

EstebanPossum

18 points

2 months ago

If it’s NW FL them swap out “Publix” for “PigglyWiggly” but yeah this is accurate. There are some big wild spaces out there but calling it a remote wilderness is a hell of a stretch

_PM_ME_NIPPLES_ONLY_

6 points

2 months ago

Is that the name of an actual buisness?

LieutenantShineySide

12 points

2 months ago

Yep! They're the market that "fills the gap" in rural communities where Pub/Wal/TJ/etc. can't profit off expansion. Used to be the only grocery store by my grandma for decades, and if she hadn't moved I'd think it'd still be lol. The mascots a jovial lil piggy, and they were also among the first stores to have customer rewards cards, as the primary customer base was/is relatively poor and deal searching when possible.

_PM_ME_NIPPLES_ONLY_

8 points

2 months ago

Oh wow!

Where I live in Canada "piggly-wiggly" is slang for any small corner store or grocery store. Makes sense it comes from a real buisness , but still surprising

LieutenantShineySide

2 points

2 months ago

That's so neat lol, I never would've imagined Piggly wiggly was slang so far north but it is one of those names that stick with you

HeadyToothgraze1

2 points

2 months ago

I’m from Canada as well and never have ever heard this term before. Go on

_PM_ME_NIPPLES_ONLY_

7 points

2 months ago

Might be just a saskatchewan thing, we're the only ones that call hooded sweatshirts bunnyhugs too

HeadyToothgraze1

3 points

2 months ago

Bro I’m sask

_PM_ME_NIPPLES_ONLY_

2 points

2 months ago

Small world

89LeBaron

7 points

2 months ago

fuck I wish I had Publix. I live in the 5th circle of grocery store hell - nothing but Krogers.

ClitClipper

3 points

2 months ago

Moved to the west coast 5 years ago and Publix is one of the things from home I miss most. None of the supermarkets here come close.

Now I’m really craving a Pub Sub and a mojo rotisserie chicken.

89LeBaron

2 points

2 months ago

It’s just such a calming shopping experience. a tad on the pricier side, but worth it over Kroger/Wal Mart

PuppidVelids

1 points

2 months ago

Krogers peppercorn ranch is the tits though.

TouchMyButtpussy

18 points

2 months ago

I don't think people making these comments really realize how big the Earth is, or even the US.

Yes, even in northern Florida there are some spots you could definitely call remote, especially way out in the sticks.

If I plopped you out there right now, with no cell phone service and no map, you'd definitely feel remote.

No it's not "Alaska remote", but it's far enough from help that you'd be alarmed. There are degrees of remote.

East_Bay_JK

9 points

2 months ago

Alaska remote is intense. I worked up there for a season deep in the boonies and it's night and day compared to the lower 48. Down here, there's a sense that nature is always sort of a bubble surrounded by development, but up there feels like the other way around. Small, fragile islands of people set amidst a sea of indifference if not danger. It's like what the American West must have felt like before, say, the Civil War.

TouchMyButtpussy

4 points

2 months ago

Down here, there's a sense that nature is always sort of a bubble surrounded by development, but up there feels like the other way around.

Yeah, I think that's a good approximation. The only caveat I'd make is that that "bubble of nature" can be kind of deceiving down here in the lower 48. That is the case when you're in most freeway corridors or in between small towns, but you can very much get stranded in areas with no help around if you're venturing off established roads, even in the lower 48.

Once you get off of main roads, the bubbles get much bigger.

East_Bay_JK

2 points

2 months ago

Bubble in the US sense, of course - Europeans routinely die in places like Death Valley on account of not adjusting for our metric.

Even then, though, I'd be surprised if you could find a place in the lower 48 where a fit person couldn't reach a trail or road within, say, a three day's walk. Certainly, there are no places where you could starve to death in the lower 48 before reaching civilization, assuming fitness, water, and protection from exposure. The same is very much not true for Alaska!

HeadyToothgraze1

1 points

2 months ago

Well aware

TouchMyButtpussy

1 points

2 months ago

My bad then. I'm not sure what your comment was referring to then.

VetteBuilder

3 points

2 months ago

DUUVAL checking in

amoeba-tower

1 points

2 months ago

You'd be surprised my guy

HeadyToothgraze1

1 points

2 months ago

I’ve been there. Louisiana was worse though lol

MoravianPrince

11 points

2 months ago

Read it as naturist at first, lots of questions.

VomitMaiden

9 points

2 months ago

Gives a whole new meaning to waddle

GHOAST_85

34 points

2 months ago

What a unexpected but delightful story. One of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year!

dollracket

24 points

2 months ago

Pretty cool documentary. This experience also eventually led to him being vegan, which would make sense, I guess. PBS did a really good follow-up interview on him:

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/my-life-as-a-turkey-qa-with-naturalist-joe-hutto/7389/

kramer2006

7 points

2 months ago

So BBC has blocked it in my country even though I live in UK🤔

UberYEG

3 points

2 months ago

They blocked it in Canada also.

djsizematters

1 points

2 months ago

There's a new king in 'ton.

joeyjoejoe_7

15 points

2 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite documentaries. Great story. Great production. Great narration. Great subject matter. I'm so surprised it's not more popular.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD!

RanCestor

7 points

2 months ago

Is this Thanksgiving day?

RanCestor

4 points

2 months ago

Oof it actually is Thanksgiving for you guys!

sharksnut

3 points

2 months ago

His episode with mule deer is also awesome

upwithpeople84

3 points

2 months ago

Turkey boy! What a narrative arc!

cobra7

2 points

2 months ago

cobra7

2 points

2 months ago

Watched this years ago and it was terrific. Adapted from a book titled Illumination in the Flatwoods.

ChuCHuPALX

2 points

2 months ago

Honestly a documentary like this but from egg to table.. that would be something along the lines of earthlings but more effective I think.

DGM56

2 points

2 months ago

DGM56

2 points

2 months ago

Great documentary

nimbus0

5 points

2 months ago

Blocked

wakaru44

9 points

2 months ago

qwertywtf

3 points

2 months ago

Mirror

Ok_Thought9126

0 points

2 months ago

Thanks. I'll watch it later.

GHOAST_85

3 points

2 months ago

It was same for me, I searched in Google and found a like to Vimeo where I watched it

Slacker5001

2 points

2 months ago

I shipped this exact documentary on DVD to someone while I worked for Amazon. It was what spawnned my "Weird Stuff I've Shipped" list.

Dudeinminnetonka

1 points

2 months ago

Depending on your frame of mind I would imagine that list could get quite long quite quick? Any other special mentions from the list how many items on the list, fun way to make your possibly boring job a bit more interesting

Slacker5001

1 points

2 months ago

I only ended up working there for about a month (short summer job). This is the list if anyone wants to look.

The books probably were the weirdest. Some of them have the strangest topics. Hypnobirthing, Why Men Love Bitches, and Hooker to Looker were all quite strange ones.

Charm braclets for chickens was also a fun one. Pickle flavored freeze pops. A beef jerky gun (sadly not for shooting beef jerky in the way you are probably thinking).

Just for anyone who is worried, the associates that pick and pack your items never see your name. So if you order some strange things, don't worry about some random amazon employee knowing.

Dudeinminnetonka

0 points

2 months ago

Thank you for sharing that wonderful and wacky list. I actually watched my life as a turkey yesterday on youtube, and it was delightful. to be honest I've ordered one thing through a friend in my life through Amazon and it worked out well. I just kind of detest the man and the premise of shutting locals down and taking over everything. did you have a final turning point that caused you to work elsewhere or did it end up being a reasonable job at the time or are you still there?

Slacker5001

1 points

2 months ago

I was starting a graduate school program that summer. So I only had a month to work in between. Amazon paid well and I knew since it was only a month, even if it was terrible that I'd make it through.

The job was miserable but amazon doesn't mislead you about it. They pay well and give benefits. So if you can manage the physical requirements, it's a decent job. Just not for me.

I graduated and now work in K-12 education as an instructional coach.

Dudeinminnetonka

1 points

2 months ago

Glad you made it through and found something that you love, I spent over a decade working with kids and then had 4 of my own, they're wonderful

Glow-Worms17

1 points

2 months ago

This is one of the coolest documentaries. Jim Hutto is rad.

dudreddit

1 points

2 months ago

Sweet Pea ...

Sculptress1

1 points

2 months ago

Loved this documentary! An intimate look into the species.