I would hardly say that "Genesis dwindled into obscurity without Peter Gabriel." On the contrary, Genesis and moreso Phil Collins were huge in the early to mid-80s. He was everywhere. He appeared on Miami Vice several times. He also hopped on the Concorde following his Live Aid performance at Wembley in order to butcher some drumming for the reunited Led Zeppelin in Philly (WTF? He never heard WLL before?). He was as big as a Miley Cyrus or Kardashian at the time.
Originally Posted by hanna
That said, I agree with you regarding Gabriel and Genesis' output was clearly superior with him.
When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench,
I can always hear them talk.
Me, I'm just a lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk.
Regarding Duck Dynasty, my wife is a big fan and watches the show constantly. The other night she called me to the TV because they were in Hawaii (Uncle Si adopted the moniker of Magnum P Si) and were gonna take surfing lessons. They had them out on SUPs without a paddle. Predictably, they were pushed in to some small waves, struggled to stand up and then flailed around in the water some. Of course, later they all were complaining of how sore they all were etc. They didn't actually try to jump the shark but they clearly have at this point.
As far as the controversy about what was said. In the grand scheme of things, it's really quite inconsequential stuff to be concerned about no matter what side of the "outrage" you're coming from. Remember, there's no such thing as bad ink in Hollywood. A&E and the Robertsons are gonna be laughing all the way to the bank...