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April 12, 2007

Jeff R.:IX: The Hermit

The Marlboro Man was introduced in 1954, the same year that Americans nuked the Bikini Atoll, spawning Godzilla in film if not in reality, and the same year that "under God" was added to the pledge. The same year the Lone Ranger went off the air and Elvis Presley first went on it. This is no coincidence.

The Cowboy, somehow quintessentially American as if nooody in any other country ever herded cattle from horseback, is a walking contradiction: humble arrogance, vuglar eloqution, but most of all being a part of something much larger while at the same time utterly alone.

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Jeff, I love this mythos you are building...how much research goes into each story? The merging of dates and facts is amazing.

Posted by: Ted Bronson at April 12, 2007 9:27 PM · Permalink

I don't think Jeff believes he's building a mythos, Ted. I think he just believes.

Hell, he convinced me.

Posted by: kipp at April 13, 2007 12:03 PM · Permalink

Surprisingly little. I pick my 'main' event, find out when it happened, then go to the Wikipedia page for that year and cherry-pick out a few items that resonate properly...

Posted by: Jeff R. at April 13, 2007 12:10 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!