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« on: 08/07/2009 19:22:27 »
Western films, right? You have cowboys or cavalry (and the occasional 49er) and Indians (or, to be PC, Native Americans). When a cowboy or cavalryman (or the occasional 49er) gets shot he goes "urgh" and crumples into a heap. But the Indians (or Native Americans)cry "AAAAAAIIIIIIEEEEEEE", throw their arms in the air and leap a few feet to land in the requisite crumpled heap (Not the same crumpled heap as the cowboy, cavalryman or occasional 49er, though. That would be silly; not to mention it being against Health & Safety regulations with regard overcrowding.). Why?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2009 19:34:06 »
how different are cowboys and indians? as different as cats and dogs? if so, then there's your answer ;D: meow-meow vs whoof-whoof (shot or tail smashed by a boot)  ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/07/2009 05:47:03 »
Emilio - Cats & dogs are different species. As far as I'm aware cowboys & cavalrymen (& the occasional 49er) are, in the majority of cases, as human as the Native Americans. There are, of course, exceptions. John Wayne is a case in point. If he gets shot he says "Now you've made me mad" and keeps going.

John Wayne fact:
John Wayne's eyes were made of a special resin & were mounted on a spring system inside his eye sockets so they didn't vibrate when galloping on a horse. This enabled him to aim his revolver & Winchester rifles accurately enough while galloping to shoot baddies without missing.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/07/2009 08:29:04 »
LOL..LOL... Doc you crack me up.. I think that as well we know how completely politically incorrect the times were, and still are.The bigotry took the face of many forms, portraying indians,as wild crazy red skins and I suppose if you were to try to keep in that sick mindset that that was in fact the way they wanted them portrayed in their dying scenes. Lashing out hollering like banshees so to speak.... They were stereotyped into images which really did portray them as something short of the human.... Sad how at the time as a kid I recognized some prejudices more then others and as a adult how I can look back and see How rampant it was,,,,and sometimes still is!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/07/2009 12:52:09 »
Emilio - Cats & dogs are different species. As far as I'm aware cowboys & cavalrymen (& the occasional 49er) are, in the majority of cases, as human as the Native Americans. There are, of course, exceptions. John Wayne is a case in point. If he gets shot he says "Now you've made me mad" and keeps going.


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« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2009 20:34:35 »
The only thing I can think of is that Indians ride horses bare back and so are used to clenching everything tight so as to minimise bruising. When the Indians are shot they suddenly unclench, realise how bruised their tackle is and then leap in the air screaming. Cowboys have a nice comfy armchair of a saddle so die peacefully.
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