I think that this portrayal was the best part after that plastic icon stuff. Icons based on radio show and tv show scripts aren't a heck of a good basis for an icon in the first place but that's America! Takes its place with other "american icons" like Dick Tracy, Captain America, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. I also grew up to the Lone Ranger reruns in the 60s, even had the mask and a holster/gun set. At that time I still was being subjected to the propaganda called history classes in school about the settling of America and those darn indians...then I grew up and read about the actual history and the actual experience of the native peoples....so if we mock The Lone Ranger (hi-yo Silver, away!) so much the better. I always liked the story that Kemosabe actually meant ******** (the auto censor took over, think of excrement head).
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2/1/14 at 3:27pm