Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sunday Night is.. the toughest man south of the picket wire

John Wayne being John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart being Jimmy Stewart, both themselves and more than twice as natural. The Man Who Shot Lee Marvin, aka Liberty Valance.

The lines get a little confused in my mind but this is how I hallucinate them.

You look mighty pretty when you get mad..*.

Liberty Valance is the toughest man south of the picket wire.... [drum roll, fanfare, flashes of lightning, theme from Tom and Jerry, wait for it...] ... NEXT TO ME.

(Snarls smugly and leaves.)**

* Don't try this at home.

**Alternatively: Eats, shoots, and leaves.

That's it. There's no getting up from that. Out for the count.

1 comment:

Poet in Residence said...

Well I'll drink my milk and get on my hoss. That was a real treat, George. They sure don't make them like that any more.
Out of the flapjack pan and staright into Auden/Stravinsky decadence -
Yes, tonight it's The Rake's Progress. 'Over 18's only' says the blurb.
At 60 and 64 we should get in.