Or Not So Happy Day of the American Cowboy

Reason #1 I love the movie cowboy so much
He (and now more and more she) is fictional.
That’s why they’re great heroes.
They

don’t massacre a tribe’s women and children in surprise attacks unless they go through deep soul questioning and soul searching (which they should, goddammit)

don’t shoot up a town like thugs unless it’s for comic effect

don’t get . . . → Read More: Or Not So Happy Day of the American Cowboy

Cowgirl Power; or Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall

Day of the Cowboy (this Saturday) needs some girl power, and Two-Gun Nan fills those boots and how.
Thanks to Petticoats & Pistols‘ Mary Connealy, this original buckarette can shine her light into the 21st century.
Born in Nebraska in 1880, Nan Aspinwall was a skillful stunt rider, sharpshooter, and bull rider. (Whoo-hoo!) She was so skillful she . . . → Read More: Cowgirl Power; or Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall

Media Loco for Naked Cowboy Suit

The story is a cliche, but the way the media is frothing about it, you’d think we’re back in the golden age of westerns.
It’s the typical cowboy vs. rustler story:
1.) cowboy tries to keep a little spread and make a living; 2.) some rustler tries to horn in to make money; c.) cowboy prevails, simultaneously getting . . . → Read More: Media Loco for Naked Cowboy Suit