Friday, March 22, 2024

Blonds Have More Fun And More Gunfights?

March 22, 2024

   Sixteen years ago today, I all but left the planet while playing "Wipeout." Thanks to Dr. Michael Ward and Kingman Regional Hospital—and three Exits band members who had just received CPR training—I lived to meet my grandkids and go for walks with this guy. Thanks to all!

Happy Uno Day! 

   With all the rain we've been getting, it's starting to flower out out a bit. 

   Thanks to one of our favorite researchers and writers, Mark Lee Gardner, we get to take a gander at the predominance of gunfighting "blondes" on the American frontier.

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 6, 1886

   Meanwhile, one of the blonds mentioned ("Erp") in the above clipping has his own story issues. The following correspondence was also found by Mark Lee Gardner.

Lake Gets Dressed Down
"You don't say?"

"You have evidently found it difficult to leave out anything. Good writing means leaving out a lot."

—Rich Kent of Houghton Mifflin Publishing, to Stuart Lake on August 29, 1930, regarding Lake's finished manuscript for Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post your comments