IMAGE 20 April 2008

"Yosemite Sam: Man of Many Roles"
(But not a Lawdawg)

Congratulations to Beaver Trapper, Books Magruder, Iron Horse Pete,
Jimmy Spurless, Piney Woods, and Six Shot Steve for shooting a Clean Match!

 

 
"The roughest, toughest, he-man stuffiest hombre as ever crossed the Rio Grande and I ain't no mamby pamby" as Yosemite Sam would say.

It's all that racka-frackin' no-account bush-whackin' idjit Rusty Bucket's fault!

This was not the original theme for our first match of the year, but we got in an argument over a stage for the upcoming Great Nor'easter in which the theme is "Legendary Lawmen", and Rusty insisted Yosemite Sam was a lawman. I pointed out that he wears a mask and has never been a lawman in all of his appearances. This, of course, got me thinking about ol' Sam and... well, here we are.

And now a little background on the star of our match this month:

Friz Freleng was looking for a character who was explosive enough to engage in combat with the unfazable Bugs Bunny, so he, Michael Maltese, and Hawley Pratt designed the smallest, meanest, most loudest character they could imagine and named him Yosemite Sam. Looking back at Tex Avery's Dangerous Dan McFoo (1939), Freleng adopted the character which was a short loud mouthed cowboy, but there were other contributions to the development of the firebrand Sam. Red Skelton fashioned a persona called Sheriff Deadeye, who was a hot western blowhard with a droopy moustache that flapped when he roared his words. Also within the Warner Brothers Studio, Bob Clampett's Buckaroo Bugs (1944) featured a sawed-off gunslinger that was based on both Deadeye and on the comic strip character Red Ryder, named Red Hot Ryder. In 1944's Stage Door cartoon we can see a Deadeye like sheriff (Bugs Bunny in disguise) which would later become Yosemite Sam. Writer Michael Maltese said that he patterned the character on the short tempered, irascible Friz Freleng himself. "Friz was Yosemite Sam". His first appearance was in 1945's Hare Trigger.

Yosemite Sam would go on to play many different characters from a Cowboy, Pirate, and Sheik, to the Black Knight, which would win him an Oscar award. With over thirty cartoon shorts to his credit Yosemite Sam has become Bugs Bunny's number one archenemy.

45 Shooters - A new Club Record!

 

 
Match Results
(Ranked by Overall Time)
SHOOTER OVERALL STAGE 1 STAGE 2 STAGE 3 STAGE 4 STAGE 5 STAGE 6
Time Rank Misses Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jimmy Spurless
SASS 48522
100.9710020.75217.65114.12117.93118.44112.081
Jimmy Spurs
SASS 48522
122.5324020.53122.14216.74224.43225.93312.762
Piney Woods
SASS 29887
139.3130028.43524.40717.63425.85325.88217.123
Calvary Kid
SASS 27839
144.7141025.52422.70319.83526.10430.66919.904
Tazzmainian Kid
SASS 45750
159.2553031.54823.32616.98328.61733.341325.469
Toledo Kid
SASS 35150
173.5961039.301722.72434.902328.21626.94521.525
Single Rose
SASS 52133
182.4272037.901431.991120.92635.701230.07825.8411
Capt Morgan Rum
SASS 6859
182.9787025.49332.291225.03744.842429.26726.0612
Beaver Trapper
SASS 15648
185.8090039.781829.111025.31833.421032.711225.4710
Iron Horse Pete
SASS 45955
190.65100030.13626.97931.871632.95938.381830.3519
Nutmeg Rider
SASS 74966
192.41113032.46926.47834.762243.422130.861024.448
Dead Head
SASS 29768
194.94124038.071534.771533.772129.81828.71629.8117
Pistol Packin Punky
SASS 3867
203.32134035.551222.77536.042536.711340.472031.7821
Miss Delaney Belle
SASS 6860
209.14147034.271050.723132.111727.68541.902222.466
Saguaro Jack
SASS 33974
219.33155030.55732.291240.602854.853231.361129.6816
Ida Mae Holliday
SASS 48419
220.42166053.162932.881431.401537.051426.16439.7734
Bonnie Dee
SASS 28413
222.86172045.062240.632030.421440.001737.711729.0415
Sled Dog Man
SASS 19446
222.88184037.881338.091828.221052.543037.661628.4914
Wylie Harp
SASS 21158
224.88191042.182037.471729.261245.002643.042327.9313
Doc Silverfinger
SASS 3444
226.98202038.451648.892839.522734.801135.411529.9118
Books Magruder231.77210047.032744.292425.93943.452239.641931.4320
Emma Goodcook
SASS 49743
237.53226045.172342.282229.511337.991541.362141.2235
Birdie Cage
SASS 32773
240.01238134.321141.442135.062438.781656.013334.4026
Jimmy No Horse
SASS 48522
243.50243043.652136.731643.953044.912550.872723.397
Six Shot Steve
SASS 66105
244.57250045.702543.032328.391143.262048.102536.0928
Oneshot Willtravel
SASS 75183
256.43265246.432655.943732.881854.653134.421432.1122
Wilfred Aubrey270.07271047.092851.423236.062652.522950.872732.1122
Chelsea Kid
SASS 47400
280.592812241.291949.202940.922942.461855.863250.8639
Grizz Henry
SASS 18983
283.34291065.153247.152733.431948.882755.073033.6625
Rawhide Rod
SASS 3215
293.61306059.953046.312651.013344.432350.482641.4336
Callous Clyde
SASS 4677
300.10317145.532455.283633.522042.811986.044136.9229
Dakota Joe
SASS 3471
316.07329265.983354.463459.103548.992845.252442.2937
Early Graves
SASS 70122
348.60337170.233550.133070.314057.723460.573639.6433
Sabino Bob353.59349277.103838.751949.373282.334068.833737.2130
Dusty Sixguns
SASS 69771
358.00358163.523174.204170.283956.453358.373535.1827
Son of Iron Horse364.44367174.713664.533867.373861.943557.063438.8332
Driftwood Johnson
SASS 38283
372.02376066.743453.893358.173461.993673.033958.2041
Rangerider Pat379.513814076.173786.804461.153671.203850.892933.3024
Laconia
SASS 68658
395.323910198.644586.174344.633172.433955.443138.0131
Tabaquero
SASS 24092
401.58407286.114155.133573.284170.863769.473846.7338
Banjo450.68411090.394272.514061.153688.274185.564052.8040
Wild Bill Blackerby
SASS 34989
509.624222079.843944.4625102.614493.1944115.564373.9643
Betty Cocker566.214331094.9443116.744582.764291.8843119.884460.0142
Wooly Woody
SASS 21418
582.70446086.104079.584288.314391.494288.0142149.2145
Rose Thorn Magee
SASS 63315
716.89455096.654465.2439130.00
(DNF)
45150.00
(DNF)
45150.00
(DNF)
45125.00
(DNF)
44

 

 
Stages
STAGE GUNS AMMO TARGETS
Pistol 2nd
Pistol
Rifle SG Pistol Rifle SG Pistol Rifle SG
1 "Hare Trigger" X X X X 10 10 4+ 4 4 4
2 "Bugs Bunny Rides Again" X X X X 10 9 4+ 3 3 4
3 "14 Carrot Rabbit" X X X - 10 10 - 10 5 -
4 "Southern Fried Rabbit" X X X X 10 10 4+ 4 4 4
5 "Wild & Wooly Hare" X X X X 10 10 4+ 3 3 4
6 "Horse Hare" X X X - 10 9 - 10 5 -
TOTAL AMMO 60 58 16+  

 

     

 

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