Random Factoid #516

26 12 2010

It looks like Halloween came early (or two months late).

In Fort Smith, Arkansas, the setting of “True Grit,” 500 dedicated fans donned eye-patches like Rooster Cogburn, the character played by John Wayne in the 1969 original and Jeff Bridges in the 2010 update, to celebrate the release of the Coen Brothers’ adaptation.  They recited lines from the movie (as can be seen in the video below) and had a grand old time.  According to Cinema Blend, “the town is the place where more Marshals worked, died and were buried than anywhere else in the United States.”

Cogburn might be one of the most Halloween costume-worthy characters of 2010 not counting your obvious comic-book characters.  Personally, if I would dress up as any cinematic character of 2010, I’d take Mark Zuckerberg.  Get a heinous turn-of-the-millenia Gap sweatshirt, pajama pants, and Adidas sandals, and maybe stick a sign on my back that said “Facebook me!”


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27 12 2010
Darren

I always find things like that really cool – I don’t think I’d have the courage to do it myself, even as an anonymous individual in a group of hundreds, but it’s a really neat gesture.

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