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The Dumbest Western Ever Made

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. There are plenty of worthless Westerns. But few can match this combination of two -count ‘em- hilariously lousy films in one. Director Bill “One-Shot” Beaudine managed to capture the worst elements of both dumb Westerns and cheesy monster movies and roll them into a [...]

Jesse James’ First Train Robbery

With nothing more than some rope, some guns and a whole lot of gumption, Jesse James committed the first train robbery in the west 138 years ago today. James’ posse, the James and Younger gang, plotted to overtake a Rock Island Railroad train passing through Adair, Iowa, loaded with a cargo of gold. The plan they [...]

Dietribes: Chili Weather

• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World’s Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), chili’s popularity has never slowed – today it carries the distinction (among many) of being the state dish of Texas, a cook-off classic, the [...]

The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward Boo-Boo

(Video Link) Eric Brevig made this fake alternate ending for the animated movie Yogi Bear. It parodies a scene in the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It may also be a reference to the Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law episode “Death by Chocolate.” via Geekosystem

10 Great Train Robberies

1. The First Train Robbery in the West Although Jesse James popularly gets credit for committing the first train robbery, the following robbery actually predates his: On November 5, 1870, just west of Reno, NV, a Central Pacific passenger train was overtaken by a gang of robbers who’d been tipped off that the train was carrying [...]