The Mind, She Wanders. Chapter CCLXIV.

I was listening to NPR this morning and heard a story about Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and their new monument for being the geographic center of the United States (counting Alaska and Hawaii, which I suppose we gotta, or they’re gonna whine).

Apparently, the only thing that Belle Fourche was known for prior to this was a reference in the John Wayne movie, The Cowboys, where he leads a cattle drive made up of young boys (wait…that didn’t sound right). Anyway, I liked that movie and remembered that he dies in it (um, spoiler alert?). This led me to try to remember all the times the hero, John Wayne, died in his movies.

I knew about The Alamo and his last movie, The Shootist. And, of course, one of my favorite movies is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (where he doesn’t actually die on screen). But how, oh how, would I ever find out the rest?

Thank you, internets. I am at peace.

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6 Responses to The Mind, She Wanders. Chapter CCLXIV.

  1. Sherri says:

    That’s one of my favorite John Wayne movies.

    Wow, he really did die a lot, didn’t he? Rehearsal, I guess.

  2. Karan says:

    This single entry resulted in two links via email to Leonard at work…in particular, the John Wayne dead guys. We just had that conversation a few days ago because, as you must know, we only talk about really important stuff.

  3. Linkmeister says:

    Damn straight we’d whine, or I would. Our three-dotters used to hand out “Statehood Recognition Awards” to idiots who made remarks like “What currency do you use there?”

  4. Karan says:

    Hey Linkmeister, do you mean like this duh: “I hope I can get a car with a tank big enough to drive to Hawaii because I’ve heard there aren’t too many gas stations between here and there.”

  5. Linkmeister says:

    No, Karan, that’s more along the lines of the disgusted “Buy a clue, moron,” statement.

    Now, if he’d assumed we used kerosene or diesel or maybe liters to measure the gas, that would qualify for a SRA.

  6. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Listening to NPR?

    You sure are a commie pinko etc etc, aren’t you? 🙂

    Me, I can’t even spell NPR.

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