Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Wheel Deal

Did you ever notice in western movies how the wheels on stagecoaches rotate the opposite way the stage is heading? This has been going on for decades. I can understand this happening in the old 1930 and 1940 movies, even in the 50s and 60s. But once Star Wars took the quantum leap in special effects, there is no excuse to continue having stagecoach wheels turn backwards. Doesn't Hollywood care? With all the millions they spend making movies, you think they would put a little bit towards making the wheels turn the right way.

I am not the first to notice this. John Lennon sang, "I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round..." He was referring to wagon wheels in westerns. Just ask Yoko. She'll tell you.

Ike and Tina also sang about it: "Big wheels keep on turning..." backwards.

Blood, Sweat and Tears: "Spinning wheels got to go round..." the wrong way.

Grateful Dead: "The wheel is turning and you can't slow down..." to correct it.

Journey: "The wheel in the sky keeps on turning..." (This one is okay. It is not referring to a stagecoach.)

Anyway, its time for people to take a stand on this matter. Start writing your Congressmen to intercede and make Hollywood fix the wheels. If you live in Michigan, you can write John Dingell. (note to self: Find out if Congressman Dingell has anything to do with berries.)

I'm done ranting about stagecoach wheels. I must go now and research another topic. Bye.

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