The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2191581
Posted By: Rapparee
11-Nov-07 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Having spent yesterday traveling from Pittsburgh to Pocatello (and having my luggage arrive a couple hours after I did), Mom doesn't care that I sort of took today off. Tomorrow I will celebrate Veterans' Day by replacing the bulb in the pole lamp out front, doing laundry, etc.

I've also been contemplating cowboy movies. For example, Vic Virtue, sheriff and all-around do-gooder, hitches up his gunbelt, loosens his .45 in the holster, adjusts his hat, and steps into the dusty street to face down Badass Berty, the blackguard who, even though he's faster on the draw, also kicks kittens and deliberately spills babies' milk.

Now, both of them have their six-shootin' .45s ready to go and both a pretty good shots at, say, 15 yards (you could actually hit the other guy with rock at that distance). Both of them have at least fifty extra cartridges in their hand-tooled pistol belts.

Here's the question: what makes anyone think that either will have to reload? Apart from the fact that nobody reloads in cowboy movies unless the script calls for it, that is. So why carry all that extra weight in bullets on your belt?

Or am I just reached the stage where my "willing suspension of disbelief" isn't all that willing anymore?