Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bring me the Head of . . . Joe Courtney

My justification for linking to this story is purely aesthetic, humorous and nostalgic. For those of you familiar with the awesome 70's exploitation movie, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia by Sam Peckinpah (see here for a video that gives a taste of the gratuitous violence in the movie although this of necessity leaves out the gratuitous sex), you might understand how I would want to title a post Bring Me the Head of Jerry Maldonado about a hatchet job written by the communications director for Janet Peckinpaugh. The problem with the title is that the victim of the hatchet job is not Jerry Maldonado but Joe Courtney, and "Joe Courtney" just doesn't scan as well--it has the wrong number and rhythm of syllables and is too standard-American (possibly Irish-American?). Alas.

But, anyway, the 70s were awesome.

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