Random, random, random

The weather people are a whole lot like goat reproductive technicians.  Their success rate isn’t always very good BUT, they still get paid.  Right or Wrong.  We ended up in an ice hole around here.  And they weren’t calling for it.  At least the wind wasn’t blowing.

I lose track if this is a goat website, ag teacher blog, NW OK weather report, movie/music critic or foodie site.  In the end, it really doesn’t matter.  If you don’t like what you are reading, go read somebody else’s stuff.

It is about time to start peeling some hair off some wethers and see if my hands have been lying to me.  Might wait till the weather warms up a bit.  I don’t know if any kid from Shattuck will ring a big bell at the shows this year.  But, the stock looks good, in all 4 species.  At this point in time, if you feel like you still got a chance, well, you still got a chance.

Several are trying to make strides on feeding and fitting while others are working to step their game up on the showmanship scene.  In the end, I like the effort and I like the stock.  I hope some get some hardware to validate their work.  No matter, (win, lose or dang, I didn’t see that coming)  the journey is important.

Been hooked up and busy dealing with Shattuck FFA stuff.  I really can’t complain as I have gotten to deal with some top shelf kids and adults.  Although, I have had to deal with a computer program quite a bit.  FAET.  Yep, that makes it a four letter word.

Weather–check.  Goats–check.  FFA–check.  Hang on dudes, lets keep the randomness flowing.  Unless, it freezes up like a faucet at the ag farm with an undrained hose still hooked up to it.


Iconic movie roles.

If I ever turn the keyboard over to somebody, there might be a strong chance that Tom Kester could do it.  That dude must not be right in the head.

Roles that nobody else could properly play.  One in mind, is Stephen the mad Irishman on Braveheart.  Great character.  “He wasn’t right, n the head.”

There are several actors that play iconic roles–that IS what they do.  Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, John Wayne & Harrison Ford.

Then there are those that have had excellent careers but they have played a role or two that NOBODY else could do better.

For example, Rocky.  Sure, Sly Stallone is a fallible actor.  But none of us would change the original Rocky character.  It works.

Bad guys–How about Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface?  He killed that role.  Or Anton Chiggur in No Country for Old Men.

Cops–Jerry Orbach in Law & Order.  He made that series.  How about Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun flicks?

Samuel L. Jackson as Jules in Pulp Fiction.  “Say what again!”

Powerful characters–Can a voice actor be on this list?  Heck yeah.  When two of the most memorable characters of ALL time are backed by the same dude, then, yes.  Besides, it is my list.  Darth Vader and Mufasa.  Oooooohhh, say it again.   Mufasa.  My friends, James Earl Jones can use that voice and can turn a role into a role of a lifetime.

Aaaahhh, here we go.  Let’s tie this back to the goat game.  One of the best pieces of livestock that I have ever dealt with was a buck named….Rainman.  And that role played by Dustin Hoffman was iconic.

And, one of my favorites, Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire.

Then there is this entry.  The role made the actor famous.  He has made other good movies.  Maybe even a bad one or two.  Once you have seen this flick, you never forget it.  Slingblade.  Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and played the main character.  “Some folks call it a sling blade.  I call it a kaiser blade.”  Bad Santa was dang good but Slingblade is iconic.  Unmnhh, hunmnh.  If we were to make a most under-rated movie, this one might win it.  Dang good flick with an iconic character.

Iconic does not have to be on the big screen.  This show is right at 30 years old.  But it ain’t aged a bit.  In fact, “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”  And those characters will live forever.  Gus and Captain.  Augustus McCrae and Woodrow F. Call.

“I like to kick a pig, every once in a while.  How would I do that?”

“I put a lot more value on the animal than I do my name.”

“I won’t say I did and I won’t say I didn’t, but I will say that a man who wouldn’t cheat for a ____ don’t want one bad enough.”

“I hate rude behavior in a man.  I won’t tolerate it.”

“It’s not dyin’ I’m talkin’ bout.  It’s livin’.”


And then there was Phoebe Cates.  Hunh.  For some reason, I am ready for the weather to warm up and go swimming.

All iconic.  Yes, there are more.

People, have a good one.  Have a better tomorrow.  I hope that all of you get to deal with some iconic characters on a regular basis.





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