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A Blast from the Past

Sorry! But I couldn’t resist this blast from the past (lots of blasts, actually)–former National League first baseman Chuck Connors as The Rifleman, a classic TV Western from way back when. I wonder what would happen if you showed this on a college campus today.

Two questions for trivia buffs:

How many shots does the rifleman get off in just this brief intro?

And what was Chuck Connors’ real name?

(P.S.–His lifetime batting average was only .238, so quitting his day job wasn’t a problem for him.)


How to Protect Your Town from Homicidal Maniacs

Back in the 1950s, Chuck Connors in The Rifleman showed us how it’s done. Try counting the shots he gets off in 20 seconds–and that’s not even a semi-automatic rifle.

I forget the name of the town The Rifleman lived in; but something tells me MS-13 wouldn’t flourish there. It looks like it would be a very bad idea to go there to make trouble.

Something also tells me that if you brought this show back on the air, liberals would howl and normal people would just flat-out love it.


Memory Lane: ‘Branded’

Remember this? Vintage 1960s TV, it aired on Sunday night: Branded starred TV workhorse and former National League baseball player Chuck Connors as a soldier falsely charged with cowardice in the face of the enemy, and the evil reputation that followed him wherever he went. A classic TV Western.

We kids had a favorite variation on the theme song:

Stranded! Stuck on the toilet bowl!/ What do you do when you’re stranded, and you don’t have a roll? Nevertheless, a really cool show.


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