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Move over Muse Watson — make room for Rocky and Leon Houston!
The brothers’ recent TV appearance on WBIR-TV News, The News Sentinel and on the recent front page of Roane County News is truly inspired acting.
So much so that the media seems to have been duped into assisting them in what seems to be their plans to use the media again as they have done many times in the past to garner public support and harass authorities.
Although their acting has not risen to the levels required for an Oscar nomination, they are certainly setting the stage for a possible career as thespians.
Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton had become a legend even before his spectacularly timed suicide and, like Popcorn, Rocky and Leon had a widespread reputation as being firmly ensconced in the lunatic fringe long before their shootout with Sheriff’s Deputy Jones and his ride-along companion Mike Brown.
Will there one day be a book about the famous South of the River duo as there is now about the famous moonshiner?
I’m waiting for someone to write “The Legend of Rocky and Leon”, a movie starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Houston and Dennis Quaid playing the supporting role of Leon Houston.
Maybe it can premiere in the Princess Theatre in Harriman.
If it does, I want to buy the first ticket, a bag of popcorn and an airline barf-bag.