Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Kid Sheleen's View

New Year's morning and As Good As News is reminded of a line from the comic Western, Cat Ballou. Cat (a young Jane Fonda) hires the grizzled gunfighter Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) to protect her father. Jackson Two-Bears (Tom Nardini as an educated Native American who helps Cat's father defend his ranch from the Wolf City Development Corporation ) encounters Kid stumbling groggily following a bout of hard drinking:

Jackson Two-Bears: Kid, Kid, what a time to fall off the wagon. Look at your eyes.
Kid Sheleen: What's wrong with my eyes?
Jackson Two-Bears: Well they're red, bloodshot.
Kid Sheleen: You ought to see 'em from my side.

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