Saturday, November 13, 2004

Hopalong Cassidy

I saw a television biography of William Boyd—the famous Hopalong—earlier tonight, one that I’d seen the last part of about a month ago. Maybe next month I’ll catch the very beginning of it and I’ll have done about all I could to see it backwards.

Anyway, it was fun to watch all the bits and pieces of the movies and TV shows. It used to be fun when I was a kid, too. I’ll have to make more of an effort to see one the next time they’re showing old westerns on TV.

That’s it, I’m not going to try to sell them to you. I’m just going to sell them to me!

And let's not forget Topper, Hopalong's horse. I had forgotten it, actually. I don't know why. Topper seemed like a pretty good horse as I watched him tonight, but I can't say I'm a fan of that name. Maybe it sounded a bit of an effete name for a cowboy horse? Does Trigger and Champion sound a little more macho or dashing? At least, he wasn't named Charley Horse.
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