Wednesday, May 6, 2009

That's Me In Corner...

That's me...though that's not...quite...right
Appearing in a Paul D. Brazill story.

Between keeping up with off-season NFL moves, crime fic blogs and my blog roll, I don't get a lot of chances to get over to Gary Dobbs's Tainted Archive, the finest western blog that I know of and in all likelihood, the best ever. This is a shame, because Mr. Dobbs covers both classic and neo westerns with equal passion, while most blogs tend to stick to one or the other. If you are ever on a game show, and you need a phone lifeline concerning western literature or film, Gary has to be your lifeline, period.

So the little "blogs that I'm following" window said that he was featuring guest blogger Paul D. Brazill. I read a little further and it turns out that Mr. Brazill wrote a story and well, you'll just have to read it for yourselves.


Pyzahn said...

I'm on Millionaire next week. What's the guy's phone number?

Paul Brazill said...

There are more adventures of Cormac Brown coming up!


Initially I didn't connect the name with yourself. It's a great story though and gives you a certain infamy and thanks for the kind words on The Tainted Archive.

Cormac Brown said...


Ah, I wish it were that easy. To seek The Master, you must travel across the desert on a horse with no name, to meet the Man With No Name. He will then introduce you to the man who shot Liberty Valance, who will take you to see The Shootist.

Now, The Shootist will only appear, if Destry rides again, and if The Shootist does, he will take you to see Shane. When Shane rides away into the sunset, tell him, "So run you cur. And tell the other curs the law is coming. You tell 'em I'm coming! And Hell's coming with me you hear! Hell's coming with me!"

Then, and only then, will Gary Dobbs appear.

Paulie Decibels,

To wit, I reply, "Dur-ham, Dur-ham, Dur-haaaam,!"

Master Dobbs,

I imagine most would scan right past that name and it would register only on the subconcious level. It is a good story and it is an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as The Tainted Archive.