Men and Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid

There was a group of fellas called the “Hole-in-the-Wall Gang”.


El Grupo Pirén auspicia la muestra que explora...
El Grupo Pirén auspicia la muestra que explora las andanzas de Butch Cassidy en Chubut (Photo credit: sitemarca)

A couple of wild men, Butch Cassidy accompanied by the Sundance Kid had pulled the hoodlums together.   Paul Newman played the role of Butch Cassidy and Robert Newman played the role of the Sundance Kid in a movie: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

Cover of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance ...
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Butch and Sundance robbed trains to pay bills and live a wild life … and this did not seem to be a problem until  a number of guys decided that it wasn’t okay for them to have all the fun, spending all the money … They formed a public  service organization called a posse, which is NOT (by the way, to clarify) the plural of possums.

This fraternity, or public service club, became relentless, chasing them everywhere they went.  Butch ran the problem through a black market consultant, and the idea came up of going to Bolivia.  And the two guys lived happily ever after.  I think they both found some women who straightened them out.

The last two sentences are not true, based on my research.  I just felt like re-writing the story, and then realized that I cannot do that with a clear conscience.

Once in Bolivia, things are looking up until somebody figures out they are famous outlaws (don’t ask me how they came to this conclusion).   As a result, about 100 soldiers of the Bolivian cavalry show up, surround the place, to take down the  notorious ‘Bandidos Yanquis’. (

“A gunfight happens, Butch and Sundance are wounded and they talk about where they will be going next, realizing that their time is up (Butch suggests Australia, where at least they speak English). They dash out of the house in a futile attempt to get to their horses. The image freezes and slowly turns to a sepia tone tintype while a voice is heard ordering: “Fuego!” (Fire), followed by the sound of hundreds of rifles being fired in three consecutive volleys…. ”  (

What does this have to do with this blog?  Well, I guess the wildness of Butch and Sundance reflects one type of “wildness of men.”  Unfortunately, we cannot always get away from our past.  Fortunately, there are different ways to live out our wildness as men.  Not only different ways: but better ways.

That’s it for now.








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