Monday, January 03, 2005

Dang It

Latigo Flint was so ready - it was going to be tremendous, a glorious moment of triumph and vindication, but it never happened.

Many weeks ago in one of the comment strings that occasionally follow Latigo Flint's posts, Latigo Flint made the following comment: "Tom Cruise was in one of the greatest films ever made... Young Guns!!!"

Latigo Flint was so hoping that some urbanite fool would hop up on his or her fool-box and attack Latigo Flint's knowledge and expertise of the gun culture art genre - perhaps something along the lines of: "Are you high Lat-i-blow you sloppy lame? Tom Cruise wasn't ever in the Young Guns movie. Jagoff!!!!!!"

With the gauntlet now thrown by one who truly should have known better, Latigo Flint would have smiled slightly, a sardonic glint in his squinty eyes. Then Latigo Flint's response would have been swift and brutal. "Perhaps my friend it is in fact you who is high. For look yonder at the proof located on this webpage of the incomparable Internet Movie Database. Indeed you silly neophyte, Tom Cruise did appear in a cameo role in the fine film, Young Guns. He portrayed one of the opposition gunmen in the final battle scene. Now move along before you really make Latigo Flint mad."

But alas this fine moment never came to pass. Perhaps Tom Cruise's presence in Young Guns is much more common knowledge than Latigo Flint believed it to be. Or perhaps no one really pays attention to what anyone else is writing anymore. Latigo Flint blames television.

Or wait, recoil your lariat... just this instant at the very close of this post, Latigo Flint suddenly had a third notion. Perhaps the comment was read and fully comprehended by the millions of people who visit Anewwordforfast daily, but of course it wasn't doubted. Who in their right mind would question Latigo Flint about such a thing. Yes, that must be it. How silly of Latigo Flint to think otherwise. Latigo Flint feels so much better now.


At 8:12 AM, Blogger Myster said...

Full disclosure: I was going to post that comment, although it would have been something along the lines of "I understand that, given the dazzling galaxy of dreamboat Brat Pack and assorted non-Brat-Pack-but-still-attractive stars that stud the cast of 'Young Guns,' it would be easy to misremember Tom Cruise as having been a member of the group, but you are sadly mistaken." But, being a prudent and thoughtful girl, I sent myself on a fact-finding mission to IMDB before firing off such a comment. And I'm certainly glad I did, for I was soon set straight and saved myself from being the very urbanite fool to wander into your snare.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said...

Not much of a film lore master myself, Lat--so I would hardly go up against your quick draw (especially on a western). BTW, your suggestion of a hug brigade is capital! Ever play Red Dead Revolver?

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Noir Muse said...

I never thought to question your authority on a western, Mr. Latigo. I simply thought to myself, 'Tom Cruise as an outlaw? Humm, sounds like it could be a good flick.'

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Latigo Flint said...

Well thank you for being so dang forthright and honest about it Myster. You just may have a bit of gunslinger ancestry somewhere way up the line.

Latigo Flint did give that video game a try Jack but only minutes into it his natural instincts took over and I'm sorry to say the TV set paid the ultimate price.

Though it is one of the finest films ever made, I can't recommend renting Young Guns if your primary purpose is to watch Tom Cruise - sneeze at the wrong moment and you'll entirely miss his performance.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Myster said...

I'm descended from Irish cowboys from Wyoming.

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Damn. I didn't know that. And I've watched Young Guns a thousand times.

"Mighty fine ridin' with ya, Chavez."

"I'm glad I never killed you, Steve."

At 1:22 AM, Blogger Latigo Flint said...

"Hey Peppin, I see you got Charley Crawford with you down there!"



"Hey Peppin, Charley Crawford ain't with you any more!"

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