So if a dumbass just signs his name…

March 14, 2011

Here we go again.

jesse james 280Having recently blogged about people willing to spend lots of money for stuff like Lee Harvey Oswald’s actual coffin and Bernard Madoff’s actual underwear, I now learn that a very rare autographed photo of Jesse James will be auctioned, probably for something north of $20,000-$30,000.

I just don’t understand stuff like this.

This is the same Jesse James whose Wikipedia entry calls him an “outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer.”

But because he took a break from those activities for long enough to sign this one photo of himself well over a century ago, it’s now a hot item?

How do you suppose that lone autograph even came about, anyhow?

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FILM-TORONTO /“Jesse! The train’s a-comin’, and we got all these-here people to kill!

“They ain’t gonna shoot themselves, you know! What the hell is you doin’ with that danged pitcher of yerself and that-there stubby pencil?”

“Ah, shut yer cake-hole, Robert Ford! I’m gonna make my descendants rich, if I can just figger out how to sign my name!”

“Rich? We got $86 robbin’ the stagecoach yesterday. You talkin’ about more money than that?”

“I sure am, Robert Ford! I’m a major, famous, iconic dumbass. This thing’ll be worth $30,000 if I only sign one! But if I sign a whole bunch of ‘em, they won’t be worth nothin’, so please make sure I stop with this one…”

“Really? I think I can help you with that, Jesse. You finished writin’ yet?”

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Top right: Photo courtesy of Leslie HindmanAuctioneers

Lower right: Cast member Brad Pitt jokes with photographers during the news conference for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 8, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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Brad picking his nose. Priceless photo indeed, Lamar.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”… that’s a movie title????
Really??
that would take up the whole screen, methinks…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Indeed that was the title, Shra:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443680/

Movie-goers complained because it took 30 minutes just to watch the title shot.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

If only Lamar’s ancestor’s could have taken Jesse’s photo, we’d at least get a grin out of it.

I really need to find something to sell those folks buying used coffins and underwear. They’ve been off their doughnuts far too long.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Now if we had a signed picture of Jesse James picking his nose, that’d be worth twice as much!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Not if the pencil he used came with it…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Are you suggesting he used the pencil to pick his nose? For those coffin buying weirdos, that would be priceless!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

At the risk of sounding shallow, it’s not even a photo of a cute outlaw!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Shallow? Gosh, I don’t know. What would be right below shallow?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

A grave, usually…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

At the risk of getting zapped… it looks like Jesse James was wearing a hairpiece reminiscent of a hissing cockroach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hissing_coc kroach

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Oh sure, big talk 130 years later!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Now if we had a signed picture of Jesse James picking his nose, that’d be worth twice as much!

http://www.mutfakdolabi.pazarlamakulubu. com/

Posted by KaliteSoft | Report as abusive

Crowgirl and RB: Great comedy routine!

unca: the dude killed people, wore a KKK hood and married his cousin. That just ain’t right.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Brad Pitt is a lefty just like me! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Some, including media, love to make criminals the heroes, they were Osama of yesterday :-|

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

You pick your nose with your left hand, Mr.Pilot? Or do you use a pencil?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive