Sunday, June 10, 2007

Donald Fagen 'Morph The Cat'


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Yesterday, I posted about my Netflix viewing habits concerning the original 1960’s television show The Wild, Wild West. After posting my little entry about the show, I put The Wild, Wild West DVD into my player and sat down for an episode that I don’t remember seeing at all.

It was about a General that fought in the Civil War. He lost his right hand during the conflict and became bitter about how he was shuffled into retirement. He was also bitter that General Grant was heralded as a hero and was elected President of the United States.

So what does this General do?

He puts together a band of raiders that sabotages the Government’s efforts in building rails through the western plains. He extorts money and gold from the Government to build an army in order to overthrow the US to take what is rightfully his. He paints up the Cheyenne Indians as the bad guys by having his men dress the part.

Jim West goes in and finds all this out… Blah, blah, blah… The General gets what is deserved for his actions. The good guys win and the Cheyenne are reinstated as friends of the Union.

Several things to point out in this episode… The Cheyenne medicine man went to Dartmouth for a formal education and helps West. While infiltrating Camp Bad Guys, the Cheyenne tells West and Gordon that it should be easy to sneak into the camp because “all white men look alike”.

Good stuff!

The antagonist General was played by a much younger Leslie Nielson. Yes, the Leslie Nielson from Airplane! and The Naked Gun pictures. At times, it was a little tough to take his acting serious which made for great fun.

And lastly… Jim West has not only one beautiful female liaison, but two! One was the daughter of the railroad builder and the other was the tribe torturer of the Cheyenne. It is implied that ol’ Jim West nailed both of those honeys while securing the US rail system.

At the end of the episode, both ladies come out of the train’s galley with dishes they have cooked for Mr. West. The white girl has an Irish dish that she cooked in her hands while the Indian girl has stewed Buffalo tongue as her dish. They tell West that he must choose which dish to covet for the evening… Unless he has an appetite for both.

Oooo La La!

Wouldn’t you know it… Jim had both!

I thought that was pretty risqué for the mid 1960’s.

On another note… Before I started writing this entry, I enjoyed some contraband from Mexico.

Kristina went on a work trip to Cancun this past week and I asked her if she’d be willing to be my mule in order to smuggle some Cuban smokes. She brought me two stogies back and MAN!… They were awesome!

They were good and smelly. And they tasted fantastic! I love me a damn good cigar!

4 comments:

  1. Brad K.1:17 PM

    You'll smoke a cigar, but you won't eat a pickle?

    Weird.

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  2. Are you getting Freudian with me, Brad K?

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  3. Brad K.2:46 PM

    Not this time.

    My memory seems to recall you recoiling from pickles like vampires recoil from the crucifix.

    But I am concerned about your obsession over dreaming of trains entering tunnels.

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  4. Oh goodness. Next time we know we may be seeing you at a ballgame I'll get the hubby to bring some smelly cigars and the two of you can hang out far far away from me and smoke them together.

    Although, I admit that I've been known to puff a cigar after a beverage or seven.

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