I'd also love to see a bottle of "Lee-monade"
I have always thought of Buster as Michael Shaara. I think Buster's mindset is much more of a 1970s mindset than an 1860s, and since there were not as many Italians in the Civil War Shaara might have decided to make himself Irish.I always did think the avatar looked exactly like a college kid's idea of ' HEY, I know! ' Good grief don't change it, it's perfect. One of my sons went to Marywood, a small Catholic school in Scranton- this is far better than some of the photos that turned up of the statues there, believe me.
Gosh I was crushed 25 years ago, Buster wasn't real, like losing Santa.
"The cider so good you would walk miles through mud to drink"
Years ago, when I was thinking of trying some home-brewing, I came up with a label for "Old Beastly" -- featuring the ugliest picture of Ben Butler I could find, complete with a "WARNING: may be hazardous to the health of rebels, brahmins, and women of the town plying their trade."
That whole scene was kinda weird. I think I was too busy going, "Call the doctor? What doctor? the 20th doesn't have a doctor!"I've frequently thought Shaara injected a lot of his own reflections in ' Killer Angels ', it never occured to me that Buster was himself- interesting, and makes sense. I've never quite bought the reflections Chamberlain had in his own head, when they came across the wounded slave- where he struggles a little with doubt ' What if you're wrong ', that whole thing? Some Northerners really did have no doubts, on humans being equal- was never sure what Shaara was getting at there.
Ohhhh kay, how did Butler did dragged into this? I'll chuckle about his terrible reputation sometimes because he did, too, but the cloven hooves? Tell you what, if someone had emptied a chamberpot on my head, I'd have done more than issue an order, I'd have slugged them. WITH a chamberpot.