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So this pierced and tatted nonsexual with lime-streaked purple hair said to me, “Name one really great thing about American Country and Western culture. Name one thing that will stand the test of time!” Challenge accepted.

Warning: Take no strong medication or drink before consuming video. Unless it is already too late.

Note the dime-a-ride sidewalk pony at 3:36! At six years of age in my Hopalong Cassidy uniform, I loved that pony more than life itself.

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  • jd August 3, 2022, 4:54 PM

    Is this you, Gerard? So cute!

  • ghostsniper August 3, 2022, 5:18 PM

    A 4 string electric dobro bass.
    Can’t say I ever saw that before.
    The toon blows.

    • Jack August 4, 2022, 6:15 AM

      Don’t it!! Reminds me of that narcissistic, tattooed, self serving and talentless hillbilly gathering called the CMAs which seems to pop up every 2-3 months or so and last night. If there is any talent in that shitshow it might be found among the corralled models who sing along with the freaks on the stage. My God, what a passel of posers.

  • tim August 3, 2022, 5:28 PM

    Always loved that Primus song but first
    time actually seeing video. Ah…wow, glad I’m sober.

  • Terry August 3, 2022, 5:45 PM

    That’s a great picture of you Gerard! Almost all of the early photos of me are gone. Burned up in a house fire one of my screwy cousins started to cover up an illegal activity he was involved in. Fire cops who investigated called the mess “suspicious”.

    Take good care of that photo you posted Gerard. It’s a keeper indeed! On second thought the three letter goons could use that picture as evidence you are a gun nut and dangerous domestic threat. F**K them to hell.

  • LP August 3, 2022, 6:26 PM

    My 3 year old grandson loves his cowboy outfit, the hat, belt, guns, boots, he loves it when I play cowboy songs, at that age they just drink everything right up, so I look on YouTube for cowboy songs and video clips but it’s kind of hard to find good ones. If anyone knows of any please let me know. Pirate sea shanties too. Anything that’s the real thing would be appreciated! Thank you!

    • julie August 3, 2022, 9:41 PM

      Hi LP, for school last year my kids had a couple of good sea shanties: “The Wellerman” is a good place to start, there are a lot of fun versions people have done plus anyone singing that one probably has a few more. Another one we did was “Haul on the Bowline”.

      • LP August 4, 2022, 6:05 PM

        thanks julie!

  • jwm August 3, 2022, 7:20 PM

    After dinner.
    Mary’s at Tai Chi.
    I knock back a few.
    Then a few more before coming in to check the computer.
    HMMM… maybe another gorgeous chick on a bike?
    Saw the warning too late.

    Actually, I dug the shit kickin’ shit outta’ that.


  • John Venlet August 4, 2022, 4:22 AM

    The Meijer stores scattered around the Midwest still offer one cent pony rides. It’s fun to see the kids riding that horse. Many folks put pennies on the horse’s stand, just in case one needs a penny for the ride.

  • Mike Anderson August 4, 2022, 5:45 AM

    There is quite a body of serious and enduring literature set in the (no so) Old West. I recommend the late Elmer Kelton’s The Time It Never Rained and his series beginning with The Good Ol’ Boys. And who doesn’t crack a smile at the video of Bing and friends singing I’m an Old Cowhand?

    • Jack August 4, 2022, 6:39 AM

      So you want serious and enduring literature on the not so old American West? If you’re serious, order a copy of J. W. Wilbarger’s “Indian Depredations In Texas”.

      In roughly 400 pages you’ll read details of raids, attacks, murders and brutality against settlers from 1836-1875 (+/- a few years) and of efforts by citizens, the military and the Texas Rangers to catch and kill those Indians, generally Comanches, Kiowas and Kiowa-Apaches but which, in a few instances, were other tribes that were supposedly allies with settlers and the military.

      Some of Wilbarger’s family suffered from those attacks and I believe that may his father or uncle…some male family member… was scalped and eventually, years later, died from that event. Wilbarger compiled reports from eye witnesses and it took him a couple of decades, maybe longer, to complete his book which is not all inclusive by any means.

      He writes in an almost Victorian style but his book may well be the only graphic record of those events and for folks who are interested in the Indian problems of those days the book is an excellent reference.

      • Mike Anderson August 4, 2022, 8:21 AM

        Jeez, Jack. You’re making my summer reading list long enough to last ’til Xmas. But thanks for the recommendation.

  • Teresa Pittman August 4, 2022, 11:11 AM

    I had the Davy Crockett stuff, complete with tent, play gun and coonskin cap. Probably the reason I’m slightly warped.