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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 7:06 am | Updated: 7:14 am, Fri Dec 31, 2010.

Happy New Year to all, and I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was a quiet affair, with Heather and me relaxing with a few bottles of wine and a stack of DVDs, including “Nation Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Scrooged,” “A Muppet Family Christmas” and, of course, “Die Hard.” In a word: perfect.

New Year’s will be largely the same, and I’ve got my copies of “When Harry Met Sally …” and “The Poseidon Adventure” all ready to go. (And another viewing of “Die Hard” never hurt anyone.) I’ve also got a few more movies to catch up with before I attempt to draft a respectable top 10 list for next week, although I fear that some of the films I was most looking forward to seeing -- “Another Year” and “Blue Valentine,” most notably — will not be opening around here in time. But I shall make due.

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  • jared coffey posted at 5:17 pm on Mon, Jan 10, 2011.

    jared coffey Posts: 15

    I am a little confused. Since this was written by a copy editor, maybe he will clarify this.

    In the fourth paragraph, Rooster Cogburn is described as a "pseudo-lawman," yet in the seventh he is a US Marshall.

    Seeking an answer led me to the following on Wikipedia (concerning John Wayne's version):

    He is "the toughest marshal" working the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) on behalf of Judge Isaac Parker,[2] the real-life judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (having criminal jurisdiction in the Indian Territory, as the bailiff repeatedly announces in both films).

    If his being alcoholic is what makes him a pseudo-lawman, large sections of our law-enforcement apparatus (and military, for that matter) appear to be wrongfully demoted.


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