Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stuff My Dad And I Both Liked

My Dad was an incredible man. Both a thinker and a rugged individualist he was a sheriff and teacher at various times in his life. A biker and a cowboy. A hell raiser and a gentleman. We didn't have much in common as far as our taste in movies or books was concerned. He'd watch a film with me if there was a promise of gun play or a car chase, but that was about the size of it. That's why the few things we did share are still special to me.


  1.   Marx Brother Movies.
  2.   John Wayne movies, specially "The Shootist"
  3.   Raymond Chandler
  4.   "King Solomon's Mines"
  5.   Stephen King's "The Stand"
  6.   Hunter S. Thompson specially "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
  7.   "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."
  8.   Kinky Friedman
  9.   "Little Fuzzy"
  10.  Early Heinlein
  11.   "Easy Rider"
  12.  "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man."
  13. Elvis
  14. Cheech and Chong films
  15. Waylon Jennings
Miss you Dad.