BJS Goes Over the Line

I will put up with a lot for the sake of fellowship, bu Pr. Rossow went over the line in a recent editorial, and I’m calling him out.  He said :

For those of you unfamiliar with the “jackelope,” it ain’t no dust bunny! It is a mythic character, the product of some early photo-shop work that combined a jack-rabbit with an antelope. It was a fearsome looking character. It was seen on countless vacaton postcards mailed home from the great west back in the 60’s and 70’s.  I think you can still find them in various tourist traps out west.

First, it’s spelled jackAlope.  Second, the jackalope ain’t no mythic character!  Yes, it is a cross between a jack rabbit and an antelope, but it is certainly not the product of photoshop.  Indeed, the home of the Jackalope is a mere 50 miles north of my “home on the range” : Douglas, Wyoming.  If you go to Douglas, you can even get a hunting permit for the little varmint.  If it were a tourist trap, Pr. Rossow, WOULD THEY GIVE THE PERMIT AWAY FOR FREE!  They would certainly charge for it, which thing they do not do.

The town square even has a staute of the elusive and noble beast :












Here is an actual photo taken of one :








Does that look like a 60’s postcard to you?  I should say not.

Well, now that we have set the record straight, I’ll be expecting a formal apology from the BJS and Pr. Rossow.

You can take our lives, but you’ll never take our Jackalope.


One Response to “BJS Goes Over the Line”

  1. Yep. I seen me a jackalope just the other day. Durn near ran over ‘im.

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