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(County 10 Wyoming)   TV: Longmire. The Wyoming reality: trying to arrest someone over a cat hoarding dispute, "he then deployed the Taser probes, but shot his fellow officer in the head with one probe and he shot himself in the hand with the other probe"   (county10.com) divider line 35
    More: Dumbass, animal hoarding, Dennis Longmire, Taser, police officers, Taser probes, dispute  
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2013-08-12 07:49:46 PM  
1930's comedy film comes to the 21'st century.
 
2013-08-12 07:50:03 PM  
Wow - rough next day in the locker room I bet...
 
2013-08-12 07:50:42 PM  
I don't care who y'are, now that there is funny.
 
2013-08-12 07:54:33 PM  
I cackled loudly upon reading the headline. :-D
 
2013-08-12 07:56:12 PM  
The two policemen found that arresting the man was harder than wrangling cats.
 
2013-08-12 08:00:11 PM  
Actually, that is something I can see the Ferg doing on Longmire

// yes, I watch it
/// still can't get over the fact that Robert Taylor looks like a cross between Dennis Quaid and Brett Favre
 
2013-08-12 08:00:34 PM  
In Wyoming the only difference between the cops and the meth heads is the cops failed chemistry.
 
2013-08-12 08:00:41 PM  
FTFA: Neither Cruche nor Rodriguez are now employed by the Town.

Aaand, you're fired. Both of you.
 
2013-08-12 08:04:38 PM  
Surprised they didn't charge him with assault on a peace officer for making the cops taser themselves.
 
2013-08-12 08:04:58 PM  

catmandu: Actually, that is something I can see the Ferg doing on Longmire

// yes, I watch it
/// still can't get over the fact that Robert Taylor looks like a cross between Dennis Quaid and Brett Favre


I'm glad I'm not the only one, though I thought it was Quaid. Now that you said Favre, I can see that too...
 
2013-08-12 08:05:10 PM  
Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
 
2013-08-12 08:05:30 PM  

AbiNormal: In Wyoming the only difference between the cops and the meth heads is the cops failed chemistry.


I'm pretty sure some of the cops are working both lab-hours and cop-hours fairly regularly. WY is bootstrappy like that.
 
2013-08-12 08:10:03 PM  

whosits_112: catmandu: Actually, that is something I can see the Ferg doing on Longmire

// yes, I watch it
/// still can't get over the fact that Robert Taylor looks like a cross between Dennis Quaid and Brett Favre

I'm glad I'm not the only one, though I thought it was Quaid. Now that you said Favre, I can see that too...


Especially if you ever saw his Wrangler jeans ads
 
2013-08-12 08:12:24 PM  

dr_blasto: AbiNormal: In Wyoming the only difference between the cops and the meth heads is the cops failed chemistry.

I'm pretty sure some of the cops are working both lab-hours and cop-hours fairly regularly. WY is bootstrappy like that.


If there are any cops working labs I bet it's as security.
 
2013-08-12 08:18:28 PM  
Yeah, sounds like a Ferg subplot.
 
2013-08-12 08:28:16 PM  
How the fark do you even do that? Hold your hand in front of the 'dispenser nozzle'? (I'm not sure what to call it, it's not a muzzle, since the probes come out of a pack-box. Cartridge? But that's just strange).
 
2013-08-12 08:33:26 PM  
Shouldn't this be a follow-up to the Fark thread that originally discussed these two Keystone Kops?
 
2013-08-12 08:39:35 PM  
So he was kind of blind to start then went completely blind. Is he better now? How many cats? Were the cats removed?
 
2013-08-12 08:59:35 PM  
Cops got fired?

That's unpossible!
 
2013-08-12 09:08:16 PM  
My God, it's in BFE and almost the entire town is covered by Streetview.
 
2013-08-12 09:31:51 PM  

Krumet: My God, it's in BFE and almost the entire town is covered by Streetview.


Just remember, most of WY is like that. Each participant in this story has more voting power than you.
 
2013-08-12 09:43:30 PM  

catmandu: /// still can't get over the fact that Robert Taylor looks like a cross between Dennis Quaid and Brett Favre


I think he looks like Harrison Ford's younger brother.
 
2013-08-12 09:49:31 PM  
How is that even POSSIBLE? Fire into the wind? Did a cat get in the way?
 
2013-08-12 10:29:08 PM  

dr_blasto: Krumet: My God, it's in BFE and almost the entire town is covered by Streetview.

Just remember, most of WY is like that. Each participant in this story has more voting power than you.


But not much.


/south dakota
 
2013-08-13 01:38:24 AM  
My dad has a ranch outside a small town in Wyoming, so "Longmire" caught my eye on Netflix. I watched the first one, and it was pretty good. But I looked ahead at the plot descriptions, and there were something like 8 or 9 murder stories, and 2 or 3 other plots. In one season. Which apparently takes place in the same amount of time as an election cycle (one of the sheriff's deputies is running against him as part of the seasonal arc).

So I looked up the murder rate in Wyoming - which averages about 9 murders per year state wide.

I'm guessing the writers are all cast-offs from "Law & Order" and "CSI" shows, who have become incapable of inventing with any other kind of stories to write, and just decided to to the same ol' thing in a dusty, shiat-kickin' setting, give the characters some stock hero issues (lead is a drunk, emotionally distant tough with a recently dead wife), and who cares if it's completely divorced from reality.

I'd give a chacter-driven show about a drunk, bitter small-town sheriff a chance. But if all you're going to give me on top of that is a murder of the week, I'll stick with shows that take place in population centers, where that shiat actually happens.
 
2013-08-13 10:24:11 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: My dad has a ranch outside a small town in Wyoming, so "Longmire" caught my eye on Netflix. I watched the first one, and it was pretty good. But I looked ahead at the plot descriptions, and there were something like 8 or 9 murder stories, and 2 or 3 other plots. In one season. Which apparently takes place in the same amount of time as an election cycle (one of the sheriff's deputies is running against him as part of the seasonal arc).

So I looked up the murder rate in Wyoming - which averages about 9 murders per year state wide.

I'm guessing the writers are all cast-offs from "Law & Order" and "CSI" shows, who have become incapable of inventing with any other kind of stories to write, and just decided to to the same ol' thing in a dusty, shiat-kickin' setting, give the characters some stock hero issues (lead is a drunk, emotionally distant tough with a recently dead wife), and who cares if it's completely divorced from reality.

I'd give a chacter-driven show about a drunk, bitter small-town sheriff a chance. But if all you're going to give me on top of that is a murder of the week, I'll stick with shows that take place in population centers, where that shiat actually happens.


In most of the cases, the murders are the least important part of the story. The stories center around the sheriff coming to terms with his wife's death and the part he played, his relationship with his daughter, local politics, and features quite a bit of the relationship between the whites and the Indians on the reservation and the politics involved there. I'm burned out on murder of the week shows. I do enjoy Longmire because it is definitely character driven, not murder and CSI driven.
 
2013-08-13 10:31:46 AM  
Longmire is great. Agree with catmandu, the murders are unimportant. It's like a Western with cell phones. And having visited there, I dig the New Mexico scenery.
 
2013-08-13 10:33:30 AM  
Clarification - the show is set in Wyoming but filmed in NM.
 
2013-08-13 11:20:04 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: My dad has a ranch outside a small town in Wyoming, so "Longmire" caught my eye on Netflix. I watched the first one, and it was pretty good. But I looked ahead at the plot descriptions, and there were something like 8 or 9 murder stories, and 2 or 3 other plots. In one season. Which apparently takes place in the same amount of time as an election cycle (one of the sheriff's deputies is running against him as part of the seasonal arc).

So I looked up the murder rate in Wyoming - which averages about 9 murders per year state wide.



We lived in small town Wyoming for 7 years.  One murder (domestic violence).  Lost a lot more people to suicide, car accidents, 4 wheeler accidents, and ranching freak occurrences (I lost a friend who was unloading a bull that hit him with the door of the trailer just right) than homicide.  I was buddies with the sheriff and some of the deputies; what kept them busy was Wyoming's great tradition of substance and spousal abuse.  Our town itself had two cops (one for each shift) who busied themselves slowing down the tourists zipping by at 60 mph through our mile long 35 mph zone.  The most effective cop we had was Jack the dummy, who was placed in an older patrol car on the main route with a fake radar gun to scare the unaware into slowing down.  Never wrote a ticket---a mannequin has a hard time handling the ticket book and has no personality in dealing with the public.

But none of that would make good TV.

I keep joking in my best Longmire gravelly voice to my wife that I'm waiting for the episode that begins with him saying, "Well, the boys were down at the truck stop buying beer, porn and fireworks when this all started."
 
2013-08-13 11:23:25 AM  

Jedbone: Clarification - the show is set in Wyoming but filmed in NM.


which offends us to no end!  And they mispronounce the name of the county repeatedly.
 
2013-08-13 12:03:18 PM  

WyDave: Jedbone: Clarification - the show is set in Wyoming but filmed in NM.

which offends us to no end!  And they mispronounce the name of the county repeatedly.


Yeah well the guy who plays Longmire is Aussie so . . . whatever. If I refused to watch shows set in Wisconsin because of the filming location or how they mispronounce things (to the rest of the world, it is wis-caan-sin with no syllable emphasized, NOT WES-con-sin) I would have missed some good entertainment (mountains in Appleton? you've go to be kidding!)
 
2013-08-13 12:17:11 PM  

acohn: catmandu: /// still can't get over the fact that Robert Taylor looks like a cross between Dennis Quaid and Brett Favre

I think he looks like Harrison Ford's younger brother.


I don't know:

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2013-08-13 05:04:18 PM  

catmandu: WyDave: Jedbone: Clarification - the show is set in Wyoming but filmed in NM.

which offends us to no end!  And they mispronounce the name of the county repeatedly.

Yeah well the guy who plays Longmire is Aussie so . . . whatever. If I refused to watch shows set in Wisconsin because of the filming location or how they mispronounce things (to the rest of the world, it is wis-caan-sin with no syllable emphasized, NOT WES-con-sin) I would have missed some good entertainment (mountains in Appleton? you've go to be kidding!)


That's right up there with the farkin' OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS in Washington State being used as a location for The Deer Hunter, set in Pennsylvania.  That one is so jarring it took me right out of the story as I tried to figure what just happened: did they drive to the West Coast to hunt?
 
2013-08-13 06:02:20 PM  

catmandu: In most of the cases, the murders are the least important part of the story. The stories center around the sheriff coming to terms with his wife's death and the part he played, his relationship with his daughter, local politics, and features quite a bit of the relationship between the whites and the Indians on the reservation and the politics involved there. I'm burned out on murder of the week shows. I do enjoy Longmire because it is definitely character driven, not murder and CSI driven.


All the more reason to have the crime elements be more realistic, instead of murder-of-the-week.

WyDave: We lived in small town Wyoming for 7 years.  One murder (domestic violence).  Lost a lot more people to suicide, car accidents, 4 wheeler accidents, and ranching freak occurrences (I lost a friend who was unloading a bull that hit him with the door of the trailer just right) than homicide.  I was buddies with the sheriff and some of the deputies; what kept them busy was Wyoming's great tradition of substance and spousal abuse.  Our town itself had two cops (one for each shift) who busied themselves slowing down the tourists zipping by at 60 mph through our mile long 35 mph zone.  The most effective cop we had was Jack the dummy, who was placed in an older patrol car on the main route with a fake radar gun to scare the unaware into slowing down.  Never wrote a ticket---a mannequin has a hard time handling the ticket book and has no personality in dealing with the public.

But none of that would make good TV.

I keep joking in my best Longmire gravelly voice to my wife that I'm waiting for the episode that begins with him saying, "Well, the boys were down at the truck stop buying beer, porn and fireworks when this all started."


Well, if what catmandu says is true, it's good TV without the murder-of-the-week.

I think the domestic and substance abuse stuff could make for good TV. The show could be more about reservation live vs. rancher/townfolk life (there's a lot to work with there), with the domestic violence and substance abuse being a contributing factor, since all these factors often intersect in Wyoming. (Accidents caused by drunk driving Indians - sadly, that is something you could realistically feature nearly every week in your Wyoming sheriff show.)
 
2013-08-13 07:57:03 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: catmandu: In most of the cases, the murders are the least important part of the story. The stories center around the sheriff coming to terms with his wife's death and the part he played, his relationship with his daughter, local politics, and features quite a bit of the relationship between the whites and the Indians on the reservation and the politics involved there. I'm burned out on murder of the week shows. I do enjoy Longmire because it is definitely character driven, not murder and CSI driven.

All the more reason to have the crime elements be more realistic, instead of murder-of-the-week.

WyDave: We lived in small town Wyoming for 7 years.  One murder (domestic violence).  Lost a lot more people to suicide, car accidents, 4 wheeler accidents, and ranching freak occurrences (I lost a friend who was unloading a bull that hit him with the door of the trailer just right) than homicide.  I was buddies with the sheriff and some of the deputies; what kept them busy was Wyoming's great tradition of substance and spousal abuse.  Our town itself had two cops (one for each shift) who busied themselves slowing down the tourists zipping by at 60 mph through our mile long 35 mph zone.  The most effective cop we had was Jack the dummy, who was placed in an older patrol car on the main route with a fake radar gun to scare the unaware into slowing down.  Never wrote a ticket---a mannequin has a hard time handling the ticket book and has no personality in dealing with the public.

But none of that would make good TV.

I keep joking in my best Longmire gravelly voice to my wife that I'm waiting for the episode that begins with him saying, "Well, the boys were down at the truck stop buying beer, porn and fireworks when this all started."

Well, if what catmandu says is true, it's good TV without the murder-of-the-week.

I think the domestic and substance abuse stuff could make for good TV. The show could be more about reservation live vs. rancher/townfolk life (there's a lot to work with there), with the domestic violence and substance abuse being a contributing factor, since all these factors often intersect in Wyoming. (Accidents caused by drunk driving Indians - sadly, that is something you could realistically feature nearly every week in your Wyoming sheriff show.)


Needs to be more like Annie Proulx's WY stories than Craig Johnson's, then. I still think the Brokeback Mountain pudding eating cowboys were the LEAST interesting of her characters.
 
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