Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of GoldImage via Wikipedia
I'm not a huge fan of the Lone Ranger, or westerns in general. I do have a fondness for Clint Eastwood westerns, but I don't think you can be male and not like a western with Eastwood.
Having said that, the Lone Ranger has a long history: radio, comics, movies, television...you name a media and the Lone Ranger has been a part of it.
There was a time when every boy in America wanted to be the Lone Ranger. You'd see kids running around outside (yeah, I know...amazing!) chasing each other around yelling, "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" Alas, now we have Bakugan, Playstation and Wii. *sigh*
There is a lot to be said, both good and bad, about the Native American stereotype of Tonto. I'll leave it for you to judge, or not, for yourself.
For now, though... 
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!

Word is Disney is gearing up a "reimagining" of the character. You know what that means: suck! The good news? You can still watch television episodes of the original series on Hulu.com. How nifty is that? And maybe, just perhaps, children will once again get up and move around outside!