Ghosts of the Internet …

Closer to Bone / Kris Kristofferson / 2009

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”
So said Mark Twain from London to the press in the United States after his obituary had been mistakenly published.

The recent internet posts claiming
Kris Kristofferson and Tom Selleck
have died are lies.
I guess some fool thinks that’s funny?
It’s not.
It does furnish us with more evidence however,
that whatever you see and read on the Internet can be complete crap.
(Except here of course)

Kris Kristofferson

Age 87.
Kris has been advising us for some time
that’s he likely leaving soon.

In music alone he leaves several (many?) Classics.
and he’s some decent Film work as well.

So before you before you leaves us Kris I’d just like to express my Thanks
as we’ve enjoyed your work for a good many years.
Thanks Kris.
You will be missed.

Meanwhile …
Tom Selleck

Age 78.
Is still going strong.

“God created all men … 
They say Sam Colt made them equal …
more or less.”

– Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck)
Quigley Down Under / 1990

Keep shootin’ Tom.

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9 thoughts on “Ghosts of the Internet …”

    1. It’s crazy. Many famous people – Clint Eastwood, Gordon Lightfoot comes to mind – have had to come out and correct this stuff. Shows how powerful, expansive and how quickly such disinformation can manifest. In the case of some Urban Legends, by the time some things are corrected, they’ve already become a embedded fact in our culture.

      1. I’m very curious-what did Gordon Lightfoot have to correct? Were people saying he passed when he hadn’t? Well, I think he actually has now, but as a huge GL fan, I’d love to hear he hasn’t.

      2. Well, Emilio is too good looking for one thing. But I like his rough edge. I’ll have to review Pollard though.

  1. Thanks for setting the record straight. I really like Kris, his music, etc. But not a good choice to play Billy the Kid!

    1. I see a bunch of typos in my blog. My system blew up and I had to re-do everything in a hurry. GRRRR …

      “Keep the change Bob.” Like that quote.

      Kris as Billy? Otherwise possibly the greatest Cast in Western Film History: James Coburn, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado, Chill Wills, Barry Sullivan, Jason Robards, Bob Dylan, R.G. Armstrong, Jack Elam, Paul Fix, L.Q. Jones, Slim Pickens, Charles Martin Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, Dub Taylor, Bruce Dern … and on and on …
      When Pek makes a Western people will work for whisky.

      Definitely a Western Classic around here.

      At last count I think Billy the Kid had been portrayed in film 23 different times?
      Or more.
      Pretty good coverage for a cowhand murderer.

      Hope you are well. Thanks for dropping by.

      1. Appreciate that. I hope you are doing well too. Hopefully not too crazed prepping for Xmas. Wow! Your right! I had forgotten about that amazing cast.
        So who gets your vote for the best Billy?
        Off the top of my head, I’d go with Emilio. But I’m sure I forgot someone better.

      2. You know Dan, although Emilio took great liberties with the role, he absolutely saves that movie. He was brilliant – carries it on his back. A 3rd edition is said to be in the works?
        “Favorite” Kid? Boy … have to think … pretty sure it wasn’t Michael J. Pollard.
        I’m going to go with the most recent (and best Western in years) Tim Blake Nelson in ‘Old Henry’ How about that? But I confess that I haven’t seen ’em all.

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