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September 19, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

Don Holliday?


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Today's song is Deacon Blues by Steely Dan, released in 1977.

I've had a fascination with Doc Holliday for a long time. He seemed to be a man that avoided trouble unless he had no choice but to face it. Then he faced it without hesitation.

I first heard of Doc Holliday from the 1957 movie, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, one of my favorite movies. My favorite characterization of Doc Holliday, in my humble opinion, was portryed by Val Kilmer, in the 1993 movie, Tombstone. In that movie, Doc is shown to be the epitome of the description of what a best friend is.

As we all know Hollywood often exaggerates the truth of the world. Doc Holliday would probably do one of two things if he could see himself envisioned the way some Hollywood directors portrayed him: Laugh, or, hunt down the director. I'd place my bet on number two to win.

No person is larger than life, only the stories about them grow or shrink in stature according to the legend surrounding their life.

I would have liked to have known Doc Holliday in-person. I'm sure I would be impressed with his perspectives of his life experiences.

I don't imagine myself as Doc Holliday, I don't play poker well enough for that. I hope I am a best friend to some in the same way Doc was a best friend to Wyatt Earp. That would make a good epitaph, I think.

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Sally Field is anti-war. That's nothing new in a Hollywood persona claiming that perspective. Here is her recent quote:

"Let's face it: If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no goddamn wars in the first place."

Sally might be interested in some history that discounts her claim. My short research lists the following mothers who fought wars as a leader of their country:

Sally would like people to believe that only men make war and as we can see, that is a mistaken notion. It doesn't reflect the true history of mothers leading wars.

War is often important, very important. The American Revolutionary War seems pretty imporant to me. But, maybe Sally Field feels differently? Maybe she thought the American Civil War was a mistake too?

I don't know for sure what she thinks, but maybe she even thinks George Washington and Abe Lincoln betrayed us in those two aforementioned wars?

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Bob sent me this link about the width of rails on railroads.

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The Digital Smiley is 25 years old today! I use is a lot.

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I came across a site offering free PhotoShop tutorials.

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If you like tapping into the latest news, that site should be to your liking. It also has a rss feed to use.

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Want to know why your software is slow?

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IBM is offering free office software.

Google will soon add to their online office software.

It's good to see that continual pressure on Microsoft. :-)

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A plea to Apple about third-party iPhone applications.

Don


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