A few weeks ago, I was hanging out with my family, and because the new baby required us to stay put most of the time, we wound up watching a lot of cable TV. We don't have cable at our house, so I took this as the perfect opportunity to subject my family to a rerun of Deadliest Catch, which they'd never seen.
As the captains bemoaned their dead loss and the deck bosses hollered obscenities at the greenhorns, my mom asked why I liked the show so much. I replied that they looked and acted and sounded like people I'd grown up around: Hard working, prank-pulling, self-made men. Then the light went on.
"They're 'Ocean Farmers'," she said.