Sandra Bullock a possibility for this year’s Defeat of Jesse James Days

Sandra Bullock Seizing the moment, Northfield’s Defeat of Jesse James Days committee announced on Thursday that it was pursuing actress Sandra Bullock to be a featured celebrity at this year’s event. A significant number of other notable women could join her.

“Celebrating the citizens’ defeat of Jesse James and his gang in 1876 will remain the focus of this year’s event,” said Ava Gina, General Chair of the DJJD Committee.

“But we realized that women everywhere could be very attracted to a festival that celebrates the defeat of a just-as-despicable 21st century Jesse James.”

“And what could be better than having Sandra Bullock and all the other women who’ve been given tours of his monster garage come to Northfield? I’m not exactly sure what a re-enactment might look like, though one can image some possibilities involving a vanilla gorilla, that sort of thing.”


  1. Arlen Malecha said:

    Griff –

    Ironically, just a few months back I wrote to Shelly Brady, General Chair of the DJJD Committee, and suggested that they contact Sandra Bullock & Jesse James about being the Celebrity Grand MArshall’s for this years celebration. Somewhere I read Jesse’s profile and learned that he is indeed a great-, great-great- or great-great-great-grandson of the notorious Jesse James.

    Personally I was more interested in getting Sandra here (wink) than Jesse, but they would have both been a draw regardless.

    But alas, it is not to be …

    March 26, 2010
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    That is funny, Arlen.  Great minds…

    As for the family tree, the Wikipedia entry states:

    James’ Discovery Channel website states that his great-great-grandfather was the famous outlaw’s cousin.[11] However, Eric James, president of the James Preservation Trust, which tracks claims of being a relative of the outlaw, says it can not find a record of him in the family tree, and has asked him to provide a family genealogy and DNA sampling for the Trust to review; he has not accepted the offer.[12][13][14]

    March 26, 2010
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Breaking news: Jesse James Officially Dumps Bullock And Plans to Rob First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota.

    By midsummer, the James gang plans to make their way into the state of Minnesota and sometime in early August, they will launch a surprise attack and robbery on the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota.

    Local historian, Hayes Scriven, declares, “The James’ Gang is may be brave and ruthless, but they’ve got another thing coming if they think that they can take on the people of Northfield. We’ll shoot em up!  We’ve got guns and smarts up here.  We’re willing to protect what is rightfully ours.”

    March 30, 2010

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