“Am I the only one?”
Am I the only one who is upset that they’ve yet to make a “Have Gun Will Travel” movie? Am I? The Lone Ranger has a new movie, but not Paladin.
There have been movies made of Car 54, Addams Family, Dragnet, Popeye, Dudley Do-right, Wild Wild West, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones… But no Have Gun Will Travel. What kind of world are we living in?
I generally stew over stuff like that while Kay is away. So much of the stuff that captivates my mind is completely lost on that girl. Since she’s not here at the moment, let me ask you this. -- Am I the only fan of the “Mentalist” who would really like for the whole Red John theme to die. Five seasons and we’ve yet to meet the super smart, super efficient killer. He’s brainwashed maybe a thousand or more people to work for him.
End it already, so Patrick Jane can loosen up a bit. He gets way too somber while investigating Red John murders. At least on the CBS series “Elementary,” Sherlock Holmes got to find out who Moriarty is. Even put her in prison… for now.
And chase scenes? Am I the only one who is bored sick of ‘em? Car, motorcycle, horse, bicycle, feet… I hate to watch anyone chase someone. The chase scene in “Bullet” held my attention, because it was the first cool car scene. But, after that, everybody had to up the scale. More is not necessarily better. It’s just more.
You wanna know who’s behind all the chases? The old Westerns. There is always a big fight going on in town. Maybe a few thousands shots fired. The only outlaws that get hit are those who step out from behind a barrel for a better look.
After 12 minutes of that, the bad guy jumps on his horse and rides across the most forlorn acreage in California. The good guy jumps on Trigger or Silver or Champion or Tripod and it’s off to the races… for the better part of 10 minutes.
Then the stunt guy knocks the bad guy’s stunt double off his horse and they fight for another 12 minutes. Not a mark on either one of ‘em, but they’re throwing some serious roundhouses.
Enough of that one. Am I the only one who doesn’t care to own an expensive car? I’d take one if you give it to me, but I’d turn around and sell it. A sharp-looking car attracts attention from all types. Among the types are carjackers and muggers.
I watch a lot of those Dateline-type shows where they drag you through repetitive scenes of a two-decade investigation into who killed somebody. In one episode, a guy in a snazzy car stopped at a quick stop for some ice cream… or something, and a couple of thugs followed him home and killed him for his car.
If anyone ever follows me home and kills me, I assure you it won’t be for my set of wheels. Might be for my spiffy-looking shorts, but not my wheels.
Along those lines, am I the only one who doesn’t care to win a big lottery? Nothing over $10 million. Anything more than that and you’ve got some serious responsibilities. There’s no way I could stay in my current rut with anything over $10 million. Fifteen tops.
I’ve got time for only one more. (Yea!) I heard that. -- Am I the only one who would not be too upset if we got invaded by extraterrestrials? I think the only thing that can bring this country… this world together is an attack from outer space.
Hey, it’s happened in a bunch of movies. Attacks from deep space bring the whole world together. Everyone turns into one big Coke Commercial. Instead of standing in a circle singing, we’re side by side blasting away at some pretty gross-looking creatures.
Can you imagine? The people in the U.S. would temporarily forget our differences and fight alongside the French, Venezuelans, Russians, Chechens… New bonds would be formed for the sake of human survival. Shiites, Kurds, Sunnis, Israelis would be fighting side by side. Impossible, you say? Hey, rent a movie.
One thing is for sure, the aliens would have to be really, really mean and ugly. If not, different nations, states, communities… would choose sides between the humans next door that they know they don’t like, and the Lizard People that they’re not yet certain about.
Yeah, I’d just as soon aliens not show up if they’re going to come in peace. That would just confuse the daylights out of us. Yes, I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who thinks that? – Next time.
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