Saturday, August 18, 2018

David Crockett

I had a Davy Crockett lunchbox. :)

This essay is taken in part from the chapter “Frontiersman” in Brion McClanahan’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes (Politically Incorrect Guides) and is presented here in honor of Crockett’s birthday, August 17.

The modern actor Billy Bob Thornton once said David Crockett in the film The Alamo was his favorite role. John Wayne played him, too. Every boy who grew up before the 1970s wanted to be Crockett. He was the “king of the wild frontier,” the man who wrestled bears and jumped rivers, the man with the sharpshooter’s eye who tamed the wilderness. He was larger than life; as one historian wrote, “His life is a veritable romance, with the additional charm of unquestionable truth. It opens to the reader scenes in the lives of the lowly, and a state of semi-civilization, of which but few of them can have the faintest idea.” Crockett was so popular because he was one of us, a common man without advantages who achieved great things on his own merit. He was the quintessential American.


  1. Dang, I had a perfect Davy Crocket video about why he loved squirrels. But, it is not available on YouTube any longer. Probably considered Racist, or maybe at least Specieist. Friggin Commie Bat-Rastards.

    1. :) I love squirrel but haven't had it in years, though the taste is in my mouth. Guess I should shoot one as I have plenty here.

    2. Well, you might not have liked these squirrels. Ole Davy would lure them in. He would quickly snatch them up, wipe his arse, then fling them back into the forest. The squirrels didn't find it very funny. But,I laughed my azz off. I think it was a SNL skit or something. I like eating the lil rodents too. Here in AZ our bag limit is only 4 in aggregate. Actually I am surprised that they haven't put them in a "Big Game Draw." Just about anything else already has been made Draw Only Hunts. It is all about the Benjamins, especially the out of state Benjies. SAD!

  2. For Christmas I got a coon skin cap, shoulder pouch and a musket. When my mother took me to the theater to see the movies in the 50's I stood up on my chair and sang along to king of the wild frontier so loud that the usher came down and told my mother that if she couldn't get me to sit down and be quiet then I would have to leave the theater. I turned my coon skin cap on my head and glared at the usher as the people around us laughed, but the thought of having to leave the theater was enough to make me sit down.