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Paladins of Northeast Ohio

05/13/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Blogging, Community, personal, humor, rant

Last night at art walk in Tremont, I came across Chris Franke, one of the readers from the Kick In The Nuts Poetry Nite at the Lit. (He actual came in second at the Hessler competition to our feature Eris Dyson.) Chris is in the middle along with last month's feature and thursday nut kicking poet, Jack McGuane in the winners pic (ripped from the hessler site, snapped by Lee Batdorff) below:

Anyway Chris gave me this card so I can contact him for future readings. Does anybody remember the old TV show that evoked this desire for imitation?

Have Gun Will Travel was on air for 6 years (1957-63), a pretty long time back then. I saw it in reruns about the time that Richard Boone was part of the ABC Saturday night at the movies series (Hec Ramsey, also part of the series was Columbo with Peter Falk and McCloud with Dennis Weaver). Mom used to watch it. I was around ten years old when it started.

Jeff Hess might explain since his blog plays with the title.

What is it in Richard Boone's character that garnered this desire to imitate?
[Sorry that B2evolution isn't letting me link to IMDB!]

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4 comments

Comment from: Jeff Hess [Visitor]
Jeff HessShalom Steve,

Paladin (and you get mega bonus points if you know his first name) was the only intelligent gun slinger to ever be portrayed on Network television.

I watched the orginals with my grandfather who was a Bonanza and Gunsmoke fan. Watching Richard Boone set me on the pathway to wearing black. Johnny Cash just reinforced things.

B'shalom,

Jeff
05/15/06 @ 10:49
Comment from: steveg [Member] Email
stevegIf I recall correctly, Paladin's First name was Virgil. Waddid I get?
05/15/06 @ 11:33
Comment from: Jeff Hess [Visitor]
Jeff HessBzzzzt... Wrong!

Try again.
05/16/06 @ 17:44
Comment from: AK [Visitor]
AKPlease check the linked image
for more Paladin-ic fun!
P.S. I don't remember
seeing "Have Gun-Will Travel"
as a tyke, but do remember
some great fare such as
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
("Open Channel D!").
05/16/06 @ 18:44