Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bandit General Meets Texas Rising

May 22, 2015
   Still working on faces of Division del Norte, the boys of the Pancho Corp:

Daily Whip Out: "Pancho's Compadres #33"

Daily Whip Out: "Pancho's Compadres #34"

   Made a note to myself something that Toulouse Lautrec said to the effect, when drawing, you must keep your pen moving, and if you stop, the drawing dies. I guess I would call this the "Degas Effect" or, draw like you Don't Give A Shit.

   Something I do care about is the portrayal of history and with all the controversy about Bill O'Reilly's new show "Legends & Lies" (Brushy Bill? Really?) I had to laugh out loud at Stephen Harrigan's review of the new History Channel series, Texas Rising, in Texas Monthly:

"How about some landscape respect, Hollywood? How would you like it if they had filmed Sunset Boulevard in Sabine Pass?"
—Stephen Harrigan



  1. FYI, don't make the mistake & buy the companion book to "Legends & Lies" as I did..Guess it could be useful as a good "doorstop"...Best thing I can say about that book..

    1. What else would be expected from Bill O'reilly and FAUX News?

    2. O'Reilly did not write the book, but just wrote an intro..If one wants history from a book, look elsewhere..

  2. Anonymous11:25 PM

    That review is just depressing. I was looking forward to this series. Oh well, you don't always get what you want (as the Stones would say).

    Mary Fiore

  3. Ha BBB I just watched the BTK episode & when I saw the Brushy Bill crap at the end I deleted all the DVR episodes. I had thought about the book, but this is "history" for the uninformed. Am recording the Texas Rising as I'm away for the holiday. Can it at least be entertaining?

  4. Texas Rising debut ratings couple excerpts (link below):

    Texas Rising drew 4.1 million total viewers and 1.1 million adults 25-54 for its two-hour opener last night.

    It fell short of the previous History miniseries from the same producers that launched on Memorial Day three years ago — the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys, which drew 13.9 million viewers and 5.8 million adults 25-54 for its premiere.


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