I’m in Hot Pursuit!

No, that’s not a small town outside Shelbyville.

A career sheriff from Kentucky!

Today in 1926, actor James Best was born in Powderly, Kentucky. Mr. Best had over 180 appearances on film and television. Schlock sci-fi fan that I am, I cherish his performances in the exquisite films; THE KILLER SHREWS and THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. But Mr. Best made a long and successful career playing sheriffs. He was Sheriff Gruner in HOW THE WEST WAS WON, Sheriff Bert Hamilton in SOUNDER, Sheriff Vern Schaler in BONANZA, Sheriff Elkins in BLACK SPURS, Sheriff Scotty Wade in THE QUICK GUN, and of course Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane in THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.

As Sheriff Coltrane, he was never happier than when he was in “hot pursuit” of furthering Boss Hogg’s nefarious schemes.

A nuanced portrayal…not.

Quote of the day

It comes from Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger who was born today in 1943.

“People get very thoughtful when they are in cars.”

I would guess that to be less true during a hot pursuit, though.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Here’s one for Hot Pursuit Day.

Boss Hogg Cocktail

¾ oz. Mount Gay Special Reserve Rum

¾ oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum

1 oz. Ron Diaz White Rum

1 oz. Banana Puree

1 oz. Blackberry Puree

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice.

Shake well and pour into a tall glass.

Garnish with an orange slice.





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