Thursday, January 27, 2011

Professor Elemental’s Fighting Trousers

One of the interesting things about the setting of “traditional” Westerns (west of the Mississippi, after Lee’s surrender in 1865 and before the Ghost Dance / Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890) is that they take place at the intersection of Immigrant American, Native American, and Mexican cultures, all being influenced by encroaching Victorian English sensibilities.  It is in this world that the town taming, buffalo hunter, frontier gambler Bat Masterson drifts to Manhattan to become a journalist, eventually best known for his cane and derby hat in a 1960’s television show and for inspiring the character Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls.

In tribute to the people that brought fashion and taste to the land of six-guns and saloons, I give you Professor Elemental and his Fighting Trousers.

Thanks to the Steampunk Tribune for point this one out!

1 comment:

  1. The Prof rocks my face! He whit is only matched by his rhyme.