Thursday, March 19, 2015

The End of The West Is Near

March 19, 2015
   I'm working on a new True West Moment AND my editorial for the May issue which goes to press on Monday. I got the inspiration to do something on "The End of The West" when someone, I think it was Ken A., suggested doing a piece on the sheriff in Wyoming who banned his deputies from wearing cowboy hats and cowboy boots. I know it's old hat here, but we have never covered it in the magazine.

   With that context in mind, I thought to myself, "What would Wyatt Earp say about this new law enforcement uniform the new sheriff is proposing? I sat down and sketched this and the words came quickly (sorry about my French, but it was the first thing that came into my head, AND I think it's pretty accurate to what he WOULD say):

Daily Whip Out: "A Western Lawman Ponders The New Look of Law Enforcement"

   Did a couple more studies, then went online to find the articles that were done on it and discovered Sheriff Haskell has ordered his deputies to wear "black trousers, a tan shirt, black boots and a black ball cap." Holy Guacamole, that is very Western, if you are in West Germany. That is the exact dress code of the Brown Shirts!

Daily Whip Out: "Studies for 'Seriously? Jack Boots and brown shirts?'"

   Went home for lunch today and knocked out the final:

Daily Whip Out: "Seriously? Jack boots and brown shirts?!"

"Shoot first and ask questions when you find your cowboy hat."
—Old Texas John Slaughter Saying


  1. Well, here we are ...
    Operating on my nom de plume, or .om de guerre.

    This is actually almost as good a platform, but for the inability to post videos and images. The need to have some html skills, to link to them ...

    Well, much like Flick, the West Lives!

    Ed W.

  2. And despite what Anthony said ...
    I wholeheartedly agree with you and the perception of

    "Jack boots and brown shirts!"


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