Jean Pool wrote:The mating ritual was quite interesting, can you describe any other rituals, such as passage in to manhood, or how they handle property issues or enforcement of behavior codes. Also, do they reproduce or increase through induction only?
The passage into manhood is a simple one--if they can beat their Paw's best time in changing out the lugnuts on a flat to their mobile home, they are then considered a man. If they are not fortunate enough to have their own mobile home, they go to their "rich uncle's" mobile home and change out his.
Property issues are just as simple, however much more violent. You will find that many who have claimed "squatter's rights" at the local mud hole have signs that bear the spraypainted letters (usually in red) "NO TRESHPASHIN'--Y'ALL 'L BE SHOT!", "PRUHTECTID BY SMITH & WESSON" or some such wording.
Their behavioral codes are still being studied, but scientists have managed to gleen a little insight into them. They have noticed that the males who own the beast known as the Harleyicus Davidsonius hold their motorcycles more near and dear to their hearts than their own mates. You can mess with their females all you like, but you touch their 'beast of burden', you'll die a merciless and painfull death. The females have a different take on things--they are of the notion that EVERYTHING belongs to them, and will sell them behind their male mate's back just to be able to buy that next bottle of hair dye/bleach and Stiff Stuff hairspray at the local Dollar General.
The reproduction process does of course include 'induction'--though not as many have been inducted lately as there were in the past. This again points back to the commoninity of inbreeding. Their height of population was in the 1980's, however there are a few here and there that revert back to the mulletistic tendencies from time to time. Though you still see mulletites en mass in some rural areas, they are still a dying breed and may soon be added to the endangered list.