December 21, 2007 Bonus Bonus Blog Post
Went home for lunch to check on the chickens. I let the two big hens (the biggest I call Bea-52) out with the six little Silkies and was concerned that they were going to kill the little ones. Nope, just fine, so far. Tricia emailed me and wants to see what they look like, so I'll try and do some sketches this weekend.
Time magazine has named the Coen brother's No Country For Old Men as the top movie of 2007. The film, which started slow at the box office, is hanging in there at number five, chugging along at about $2 mil a week (I think it's at about $33 million). This is good news for us, because we have Tommy Lee Jones on the cover for our next issue (on press even as you read this).
Not so good for our current issue with the Jesse James coverage. The film was gone almost before we got on the newsstand. We still recommend seeing it though, and I just heard the DVD will be out in February and if you love Westerns, this is a must have.
Recently, in The Arizona Republic, a reader described going to Cochise County and Bisbee and how he and his wife enjoyed the history of the area. Then, he added, "I love to read and learn about the Wild West. I am an advocate for the past happenings, as I feel people had more respect for one another back in the 1880s."
What an interesting concept. Do we echo this sentiment enough in True West? We should.
A while back we were talking about Cudia City, which was an Old West movie town built at 40th Street and Camelback in the 1950s. It's long gone now, but it's where they filmed the TV show "26 Men," the show about the Arizona Rangers.
Recently, Steve Lodge was going through some old files and found this photo:
The problem with the location is that it appears to be quite a bit farther south of Camelback Mountain (see, at left, background). This photo seems to be down around Thomas or even further south. I seem to remember Marshall Trimble saying the Mr. Cudia, the man, started with a movie town in another location. Perhaps this is it?
I'm still so irritated by all of the web loose ends. Gee, I wonder what Mr. Lovasik has to say about this?
"Irritability is immaturity of character. If you are subject to being cross and unpleasant with others for no apparent reason, you need to come face-to-face with the fact that you are thinking too much of yourself. After all, your feelings are not the most important thing in this world."
—Lawrence G. Lovasik
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