Second Breakfast: A Mythology for America

I’ve been in the desert. The New Mexican desert. I don’t know about y’all, but this scenery makes me think of one thing and one thing alone: the cowboy movie. I’m not basing this on any sort of well-researched fact or collection of statistical data, but I’m willing to bet all my prestige and credibility…

Second Breakfast: Looking Back on John Wayne

I’ve been contributing to this blog every week for about the last three and a half years, and in that time have published 193 Second Breakfast articles. Today is my 194th. About fifteen percent of those articles have focused on Shakespeare adaptations or movies starring Vincent Price and/or Peter Cushing. I even wrote an entire,…

SciFridays: “The Burrowers”

Baddie – Oregon Trail flashbacks. Lesson – Cowboys make almost everything cool. HEY! Guess what? It’s WESTERN WEEK. Okay, not really. I just wanted to watch a Western. And also, I wanted to delve a little deeper into this ‘underground monster’ thing I touched on last week. So this week, I watched “The Burrowers”. Here’s…