Day: October 4, 2014

The Captain – An Appreciation

It’s not even been a week, since our beloved Captain hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset, guns a-blazin’. Meanwhile, the bad guys are either left marveling at the supreme goodness of our hero, or pushing up daisies with their empty six shooters up on Boot Hill. Saloon gals far and wide swoon at the mere possibility he might be a-ridin’ into a one-horse town near them. Revered in word and deed, this man among men strode the dusty streets of every town from here to the Pecos, for nigh on twenty year, enacting his brand of Yankee justice. For which he was summarily and routinely booed. But in the end he remains standing, while so many others have fallen by the way, or sold their gun to the highest bidder. Many times was he wounded in battle, yet always he returned, tall, upright and unbent. Yeah, you know, the whole western hero shtick isn’t really working for me. I mean, it’s just a game, after all. Still, what can you say about a player who, in this …