Saturday, September 27, 2008


When Jonny Boy and I were kids we were huge fans of playing the game "Cowboys and Indians," as a result our favorite movie for a good portion of our childhood was an animated Disney Film Called "Daisy Town." "Daisy Town," was the story of a Lonely cartoon cowboy named Lucky Luke who drank beer, smoked cigarettes and beat the hell out of people. "Luke, drawing a gun faster than his shadow, fights crime and injustice, most often in the form of the bumbling Dalton brothers, Joe, William, Jack and Averell (each one being taller and dumber than the previous one). He rides Jolly Jumper, "the smartest horse in the world". He is often seen with Rantanplan, "the stupidest dog in the universe", whose name is a reference to Rin Tin Tin. A cigarette was constantly on Lucky Luke's lips in the early stories, but in 1983, in response to the growing anti-smoking campaign, Morris replaced the cigarette with a piece of straw, which earned him recognition from the World Health Organization.
In the albums, Luke meets many factual Western figures like Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Judge Roy Bean and Jesse James's gang, and takes part in historical endeavors such as guarding of Wells Fargo stagecoaches, the Pony Express, the building of the first transcontinental telegraph, and the Rush into the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma.
At the end of each story, except the earliest, Lucky Luke rides off alone into the sunset, singing (in English) "I'm a poor lonesome cowboy, and a long way from home...". " (1). I probably haven't thought about this movie in a little less than two decades, but it dawned on me this afternoon when I was thinking about smoking cigarettes and why at an early age I wanted to smoke, scummy right? I have compiled a few samples of old artwork and a video to share with you idiots. So...... Enjoy.

Big Neezer

I'm not even kidding I want our band to cover this song, it's incredible.

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