It was a story that took on the moral power of what heroism is and what it is not. In a post-Davy Crockett universe we have hungered for meaning. In the void, we will hang our affections almost anywhere. The {undeserved} of our world are trumpeted on the front pages of our papers and on television-while the {deserved} of our age toil, strive, live, and die unnoticed.

                  ~ Stephen Tobolowsky. The Dangerous Animals Club