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A Legion of Horribles

Taking a page from Paul Bond’s book, I used a quote from [[Cormac McCarthy]]’s [[Blood Meridian]] for this post. Here is the entire passage: A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed … Continue reading

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The Duke’s Song of the Selfie

Today’s Daily Create asks you to “Do a Duke Selfie” referring to the most iconic figure of U.S. Westerns: [[John Wayne]]. Love him or hate, he has been part of so many of the greatest films of this genre that it’s … Continue reading

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My Favorite Watering Hole

I cheated a bit on today’s Daily Create, which asked us to “take a photo of your favorite watering hole.” As soon as I saw the prompt I knew I was going to recycle a short video I took a … Continue reading

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Daily Patterns

The above photo, “Transformative,” was my entry for the first #ds106 Daily Create four years ago. The assignment was a straightforward photo assignment: “Create a photograph that features a repeating pattern.” Simple, suggestive prompts like this were very much in the … Continue reading

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Three Faces of Mexico’s Robin Hoods

Today’s Daily Create features Robin Hood, a testament to the dearth of anything resembling a Western culture in Britain. Poor bastards! The West was definitely not won in green tights. Regardless, the whole steal from the rich give to the … Continue reading

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Bring me the Head of Joaquín Murieta

Today’s Daily Create is pretty awesome. It provides an old gold map of the Oregon Territory published in 1844  via the David Rumsey Map Collection, and asks you to pick a spot on the map that would provide the setting … Continue reading

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A Fistful of GIFs

The Western 106 force is strong with me these days. I even watched [[John Ford]]’s Stagecoach (1939) last night, but more on that in another post. For now I’ll be talking about today’s Daily Create which asks us to make GIFs from … Continue reading

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Johnny Guitar

After seeing today’s Daily Create priming folks to do some research for the coming Western-themed ds106, I got the urge to write about a particular Western (although not a [[Spaghetti Western]]) that rules: [[Nicholas Ray]]’s 1954 Western dream vision Johnny Guitar. It has got … Continue reading

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