Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy 78th, Clint!

Clint Eastwood hits the big seven-eight today... This is merely an excuse to post this kickass picture of The Man with No Name.

Also, Chris Elliott hits the big four-eight today -- happy 48th, Chris! I liked him best as one of the regular writers/performers on Late Night with David Letterman in the '80s, and on Get a Life and in Cabin Boy in the '90s. But he can still bring it in the '00s -- watch him here as Skink the Bounty Hunter...

Even though he's a racist, hypermacho clown, I find Dog strangely compelling -- next to Boba Fett, he's my favorite bounty hunter! As a complement to the above clip, here's South Park's Cartman as Dog the Hallway Monitor...

Bringing things full-circle... According to Wikipedia: "George Lucas attributes the character of Boba Fett to The Man with No Name in the DVD commentary on The Empire Strikes Back. His armor is reminiscent of Eastwood's poncho... The most obvious similarity between the characters is that they are both bounty hunters. In true style of "a man with no name," Fett's name is not mentioned once in Empire. When he enters the scene on Cloud City, the clink of spurs can be heard clearly, even though the character does not wear spurs."

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