Friday, August 7, 2009

Only In The Movies.

Yesterday I was watching The Sons Of Katie Elder. I found the ending unintentionally hilarious. I do admit to having a warped sense of humor. My wife once told me she didn't like going to the theater with me because I would embarrass her by laughing at things that no one else was. I can't help it. That is just me.

First of all, you know in a John Wayne movie he is not going to let the bad guy get away with it. John goes after him. The bad guy, played by James Gregory, runs into a gun shop. After all, every small town in the west had a well stocked gun shop. They not only had guns, they also had dynamite in it. After he has been shot at, John fires back as he rushes into the building. He dives behind the counter where he is surrounded by dynamite. Of course Gregory takes a few shots at John while he is behind the counter. Fortunately for John, Gregory cannot hit the broad side of a barn. Earlier he had gunned down a man from a distance with the man moving. All of a sudden he can't shoot straight. Then to distract Gregory, John hurls a can of dynamite at him. Again, Gregory misses his shot. Fortunately that can doesn't explode. Finally, John pushes a can towards the doorway, escapes from the shop, and shoots the can, thereby blowing up the store and killing Gregory. I laughed through the whole scene.

I am not criticizing the movie. I enjoyed it, I just thought that last scene was over the top. There is nothing wrong with that. I don't expect my movies to be realistic. I just like having fun watching them, and this one was a lot of fun.
The correct answer was B.
Today's question is Grade 1/History.
True or False? The year 1895 was in the 19th century.
I knew this one. 124-21.