The Casual Reporter

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jim McMullan Publishes Ninth Book

Jim McMullan has published his ninth book! Jim is a good friend and a 40 year veteran of TV and Film, starring in films including Downhill Racer, Shenandoah, and The Incredible Shrinking Woman known for his role as Senator Dowling in Dallas. He also starred as Buffalo Bill in our fine show, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" (La Legende de Buffalo Bill) in Disney Village, Disneyland Paris, France, where I play that same role. Aside from being a great guy, Jim always has ingenious and creative ideas, and this looks like an excellent one judging by the Amazon page where it is available for purchase:

 Jim McMullan has more creative, paradigm-shattering book ideas that collects in his left eye after one night s sleep than any other writer has in a lifetime... This one is amazing. Brad Schreiber, Author, Becoming Jimi Hendrix
I was most impressed with this book. The photos are very well chosen; the writing is delightful and informative. I learned a great deal....An Ostentation of Peacocks how wonderful Judith Gaddis, Art Historian and Collector
A fun, charming and altogether wonderful book that will leave children delighted and their parents wondering how they made it this far without knowing all of this fascinating information! Christopher Reich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Rules of Deception and Numbered Account

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Willie Ketchum Has a Blowout

A cowboy I call Willie Ketchum made his second mount fine during the pony express race in tonight's second show but his pants fared badly. The full length of the butt seam blew clean out, leaving our Disney audience no doubt as to the color of his undies. Black. Thankfully he was wearing some.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Disney Village, Disneyland Paris, France

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cowboy Pinches Pecker on Saddle

One of the cowboys in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (La Legende de Buffalo Bill), Disney Village, Disneyland Paris France, competed in the famous Pony Express Race and celebrated by doing The Worm - an 80's breakdance move where the dancer undulates the full front of his body against the ground, propelling himself forward. There is nothing choreographed here - each cowboy celebrates as he wishes. Some raise their hat. This cowboy, on occasion, does The Worm, a move at which he is particularly gifted. He simply falls forward into the move from a standing position, the momentum allowing impressive height and distance from each undulation.
On this occasion, however, as he walked towards the judges stand after performing The Worm I could see he was in pain, favoring his stomach or groin area. I think he was trying to smile through his grimace, but I couldn't be sure. Half doubled over, he made his way off stage, letting us know he needed a few minutes to recover.
My first thought was that he had  accidentally mashed his man parts against the uneven ground of the arena as he fell into The Worm so I jokingly advised the audience not to try this move at home - it's only reserved for experienced professionals.
I later learned that the injury had occurred when he vaulted onto the horse. After launching himself upwards, the horse at a full run, he came down a bit farther back on the saddle than intended, pinching the tip of his manhood between the falling weight of his descending body and the sharp lip of the cantle. I cringe just thinking about it. And yet, and yet.. consummate professional that he his, he still did The Worm - the pinched worm, on this occasion.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wild West Cowboy Wins Oscar!

It's that Ryan Bingham guy again, this time, holy cow, winning an Oscar for the Best Original Song in a film, for his song "The Weary Kind" in the film "Crazyheart". He worked with us in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (La Legende de Buffalo Bill) Disney Village, Disneyland Paris France, several years ago. He's a great guy, a good hand, and clearly a fantastic song writer. Some other members of the "Wild West Show Family" (all folks past and present associated with the cast) joined Ryan at the Fox Searchlight Oscar party. They took photos with Bingham and the legendary Jeff Bridges, who also won an Oscar for Best Actor in the same film, "Crazyheart". Apparently ex-cast member Mike had everyone at the bar laughing. WITH him, I'm sure. Here's Bingham singing his award-winning song: