November 1, 2023
Last night, the shutout was extended. Every year we have some candy on hand, but it's been 35 years and we have yet to receive one-single-trick-or-treater.
Why? As a former real estate salesperson once told me: "Location. Location. Location."
Meanwhile, we are going to finally pull the trigger on a feature I have been dying to do.
Daily Whip Out:
"The Day Tom Mix Died"
Sometimes your greatest strength is your greatest weakness. When it came to daring do, Tom was fearless and because of that and the fact that he was a handsome real life cowboy he started pulling down $7,000 a week as a movie star doing his own dangerous stunts, like jumping Beale's Cut in a film called "3 Jumps Ahead" (1923).
Yes, the film is directed by John Ford, who went by Jack early in his career. This early flick gave Mix a chance to do a variety of "jumps" to show off his action skills. Here is the big one, that got everyone talking.
|Tom Mix on Tony in a publicity still|
for the movie "3 Jumps Ahead"
"The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it's a state of mind. It's whatever you want it to be."