Thursday, May 18, 2006

ooooh. i'm going to have to get THIS

a very serious hat tip to important stuff- or not for this lead.
a lot of you younger tykes won't remember this show, but
was one of the greatest westerns on television. Richard Boone played a character named Paladin. from dictionary.com comes the definitions applicable to the name:# A paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.
# A strong supporter or defender of a cause:
The protagonist is a "troubleshooter" if you will. in other words, you have a problem with bad guys, you hire Paladin, and he comes in and shoots the trouble.
it was a very cool show. i can even remember some of the words to the theme song. if you remember Have Gun Will Travel here's your chance to recapture some of the greatest television ever. if not, check out these disks, and be amazed. i wonder if the local rental place will carry this. probably not. i am definitely going to have to buy the entire collection.

Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam? Paladin, Paladin, far from your home...
or something like it. damn, i'll be humming that song all day.


Blogger Cookie..... said...

Ya....now y'all got me a hummin it...used to really love that show...watched it faithfully till they took it off the air....and Richard Boone was the best they could have picked fer that part...Cookie...

5/18/06, 12:09 PM  
Blogger loddfafnir said...

Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.
A knight without armor in a savage land.

His fast gun for hire head's the calling wind.
A soldier of fotune is the man called Paladin.

Paladin, Paladin
Where do you roam?
Paladin, Paladin,
Far, far from home.

5/18/06, 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

??? Loddfafnir, you're too young to remember that show.

Read a book a few years back by a guy who was a gunner on Navy torpedo bombers during WW II. His best buddy was Richard Boone, who was a gunner in the same squadron. Wish I could remember the book's title or the author's name....

RM1(SS) (ret)

5/19/06, 5:26 AM  
Blogger loddfafnir said...

Yeah, I know i'm a little young for that show, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night....

5/19/06, 11:07 AM  

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