the state

– of the lone ranger (the legend of). by vastate
Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 20:53
Filed under: -of film, -of funny, -of jhumphrey

from the state‘s home to yours:

a food & movie combo recommendation.

tonight, we made chili and cornbread  (from this amazing cookbook),


and tuned into the legend of the lone ranger.

The film was released to massive publicity in 1981 and did poorly. Box office receipts were far short of the amount needed to recoup the costs of the film, and critical reviews were almost unanimously negative. Despite the presence of renowned actors in supporting roles, including Christopher Lloyd as villain Butch Cavendish and Jason Robards as President Ulysses S. Grant, the film vanished from theaters rapidly. The actor playing the Ranger (Klinton Spilsbury) has never appeared in another film, while the actor portraying Tonto, Michael Horse, has done somewhat better, appearing in many minor films and as a regular on the Canadian television series North of 60 as well as the American series Twin Peaks.

yeah.  that’s right.  uh huh.  welcome to good times at our house.

i mean, how could we resist a leading actor named klinton spilsbury?


if the above review wasn’t enough, just so you can get the right mental picture:

and to tempt you further, here are some memorable quotes we wish to share with you:

in the west, you just can’t listen to your heart. you have to go with your gut.”

“you know what i’m going to do?  i’m just going to piss on the president.  yeah, that’s what i’m going to do.”

good times were cut short by the 2 1/2 year old’s new found fear of silver the horse.


we’ll finish the movie after he’s asleep.

good times.  that’s right.

p.s. if you want a serious, yet related, what-to-watch recommendation, here it is:  twin peaks.

if you haven’t already, watch both seasons.  you will be pulled into obsession until you finish everything.  oh.  i get a little twang of jealously at all of you out there who have the twin peaks experience ahead of you.  watching that intro is like remembering a lost friend…

why does this random sentimental recommendation come to mind?  the actor playing tonto in the above movie gem, was also in twin peaks – playing deputy tommie “hawk” hill.


so, hurry.  watch part of the legend of the lone ranger and when you are bored, turn to twin peaks.  prepare for confusion, hilarity, disgust, and compulsion.  now, that’s a real good time.


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CBS has a bunch of Twin Peaks episodes online (free streaming):

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