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Reader-submitted tap light May 7, 2012

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Decor, Reader submission, Smiley.
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Smiley tap light. Submitted by Jaretta R.

My friend Jaretta R. sent this to me yesterday. “Came across this at a garage sale yesterday,” she wrote me, “and thought to take a picture for your Smiley page.” Awesome! Thanks Jaretta!

I love garage sales, but somehow it’s been ages since I’ve been to one. I don’t know why that is — there are plenty within walking distance every weekend, though it was slow during the winter and early spring, so they’re only really getting started again — but I should definitely start making the rounds. Who knows what sort of smiley gear I might find out there!

Got a smiley you want to share? Check out the “About the blog” page and send me an email! 🙂



1. kvennarad - May 9, 2012

Ugh, Kemo Sabe. Snoek-Brown him come this way!

Samuel Snoek-Brown - May 9, 2012

I was a HUGE Lone Ranger fan when I was a kid. I was totally caught up in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (yes, that movie, and I don’t care how bad everyone else says it is) — had the action figures and everything. I was in total awe of Tanto. And you know, for all the problems of his earlier portrayals, that performance by Michael Horse in Legend of did a lot to help put Tanto on equal footing with The Lone Ranger.

Rumor is they’re making a new movie for next year. I hope Tanto is awesome in it.

kvennarad - May 10, 2012

I was a fan of the original flim/TV Tonto – Jay Silverheels – although he was unfairly branded as an ‘Uncle Tomahawk’ by some critics.

I named a phenomenon after him, which I called ‘the Jay Silverheels syndrome’ after him. It affects Aboriginal American actors, and the latest to suffer from it is Wes Studi (who, as an actor, damn well walks on water!). He’s a Cherokee, but his notable roles have included Oglala Lakota, Pawnee, Apache, Powhatan, Paiute, Cheyenne, and Huron. I am sure I saw him on a TV playing a Shoshone too. Jay Silverheels was Mohawk, but perhaps his most famous film role was in Key Largo as a Seminole – difficult to imagine a further migration southwards.

Having said that, there maybe aren’t enough tribal actors to go round. Who would turn a job down?

And yes, ‘The Legend of the Lone Ranger’ was a bloody awful movie. It probably accounted for Michael Horse’s comparatively… um… quiet career after that.

I have been interested in the diverse Original Nations of North America since I was a girl. I have yet to see a movie (beyond ‘Little Big Man’ strangely enough) which gives me the right ‘feel’. But again, how would I know?

Samuel Snoek-Brown - May 10, 2012

Yes! Wes Studi is a freaking rock star! I love everything that guy’s in — even if he’s always the “wrong” guy (whether that means that he’s always the bad guy or that he’s always the incorrect tribe).

kvennarad - May 10, 2012

He ‘owned’ Magua! Totally! 🙂

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