Friday, September 26, 2008

September 26, 2008
Woke up early. Kathy had to go to a Red Cross nuclear explosion simulation so she left at six. I went out and finished the Remington knock-off "Sibi's Crew." Finished at 9:30 (got about eight hours in this puppy), and I might add, this is as close to Remington as I can come:

Left to right: The Apache Kid, Al Sieber, Tom Horn and Mickey Free. Notice I signed it "Freddy Remington" to insure that no one tries to sell it fifty years from now as the real deal. Not that they would, but some people get such crazy ideas.

Case in point:

"Hello Mr. Bell. I watched a program about Wyatt Earp on the History Channel last night (September 23, 2008.) I was so disgusted with the liberal spin put on the historical content that I am writing to you now. The way that story was twisted to make Wyatt Earp look like an outlaw is shameful. It is a complete distortion of the truth. The description of the program said, "...Wyatt Earp, outlaw and sometimes lawman..." The content of the program was full of truth distortion. I saw you interviewed on the program, and I have to say I was very disgusted with your left-wing spin as well. Members of the American viewing public have had to get used to a certain degree of left-wing spin in just about all media today, but I would hope that changing history would not be something you or the History Channel would attempt to do. I have e-mailed the History Channel about this as well. Just to let you know, I have traveled all over the United States to do my own research about Wyatt Earp's life. I have read every book and magazine article I can get my hands on, so I am well aware of the left-wing spin that is out there about his life. The corrupt Democrat machine that tried to destroy Wyatt Earp in the 1880's is still alive and well. I just did not realize that you were one who participated in that kind of thing. I have a couple of books that were autographed by you in Tombstone back in the 1990's. I think I would like to return them to you. I will have to figure out how to do that. I do not want them on my bookshelf here in Wickenburg, Arizona, anymore. Becoming involved with the magazine industry has obviously turned you into a devoted left-winger... that is truly unfortunate. I guess people who really love history and love the Old West will have to go somewhere other than your magazine and books to indulge in stories from the past... that is, if we want the truth. We also cannot depend on the History Channel to tell the truth... it is too bad. The one thing both you and I can count on though is that THE TRUTH ALWAYS SURVIVES, AND THE TRUTH ALWAYS WINS IN THE END. That is what Wyatt Earp and his family had to keep reminding themselves of, and it is something I have to remind myself of every day in a world that is so hell-bent on twisting it."
—A woman from Wickenburg

Here's the reply I'd like to send:

Dear Madam,
Please return my books. I will gladly pay the postage because I don't want such an idiot having my books in her house.

Meanwhile, more Lone Ranger speculation:

"Electric Dreams has been an AICN source for some time, and has provided some substantive/impressive material in the past.

"He dropped us a line to follow-up on his report from yesterday's Disney pep rally at the Kodak theater in L.A..

"Following the reveal that Johnny Depp would play Tonto (THE LONE RANGER's faithful Native American cohort), it was natural to ask who might portray the titular masked rider against injustice in the Old West.

"Here's what Electric Dreams had to say:

"Word as of now is that George Clooney has shown a lot of interest in the role of the Lone Ranger, and the studio's been talking to him about it. Previously it was rumored that Nic Cage was up for the role, but that rumor died a long time ago. Clooney's name has come up quite a number of times since."
—Electric Dreams

"Keep in mind this means the matter's only in the talking stages at the moment & far from a "done deal". But a Clooney/Depp LONE RANGER movie...produced with Bruckheimer flair...could be pretty cool if you ask me (and no one has)."
—Ain't It Cool

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
— Newt Gingrich

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