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Eastwood News / Eastwood interview TODAY on Fox News
« on: February 07, 2008, 09:23:14 AM »
Hi Guys,

Sorry it's been a while and I'll be back again soon, but just wanted to make sure you all know about an exclusive Eastwood interview that is going to be on Fox News today at 4pm (I think that's Eastern time).  Just saw the trailer yesterday, and it claimed that he discusses his thoughts on the '08 presidential race, and lots more.

I'm in Galveston, Texas right now.  Been on the road so much I haven't checked in lately.

 :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Tour De France Thread
« on: July 09, 2007, 02:15:16 PM »
Taking KC up on her suggestion for a dedicated Tour thread. 8)

Lilly: Sorry to just drop in like this....I was wondering if you were able to take in the start of the TDF in London today? I am a cycling fanatic, both in terms of riding and following the pros......I would have given anything to have been in London for the start, first time ever from England, wow! What a piece of history! This should be a terrific year for the Tour with no real legacy on top. Alot of great talent. Hope you and Lin are doing well.......Cheers. 8)

Hey Dave! :)  Great to see you on the board again.  You know, I almost did go into London to see Le Tour in Blighty.  In the end I just didn't fancy a day in town with loads of people (had a wonderfully revitalising 12 mile country walk instead - pleasingly punctuated by refreshment in rural pubs).  I understand it went brilliantly though.  Heard old Ken, the mayor of London, on the radio this morning sounding very pleased with it all and claiming 4 million went to watch.  (Apparently 2000 journalists were in Kent for the first stage!)  It must have been a wonderful sight.  The Tour provides some of the most visually stunning and colourful sporting footage.  Dave if you want to see it that much, they say it should be back here within 6 years - start saving! :D



I don't follow it as closely as Lin, but I do like to watch it on TV, and have done since I was a kid.  I love watching the helicopter shots of the peloton swooping through the winding French streets.  Makes me want to get out on two wheels.

I will post some pics (if I can find them) of me in my heyday.   They are black and white pics so you can tell how long ago they were taken.  :D

Yes, please do Lin!  That'd be great. O0


http://www.tourdefrancelondon.com   

http://www.letour.fr/


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Hey guys,

I'd like to ask if any of the UK members could do me a big favour and record something rather long off the TV. :)  Tomorrow, Sunday 17th, there will be a big tri-service parade in London marking 25 years since the Falklands War.  Some of my mates, including my best buddy in the army, and one of my favourite superiors, are going to march and be there at Horse Guards.  I'm so chuffed for them, and am disappointed that I can't be there because we are on exercise from tomorrow morning.  So I thought nevermind, I'll get my family to record it, but what do you know, no-one seems to have a functioning recording machine!  And we have nothing like that here at work. >:(

So, I was thinking of distant relatives I might ask, and then of course, I thought of you lot, and that maybe someone here might be able to help me out.  It is rather long, being on BBC1 from 2pm - 5pm, but even if you could just catch the main part of the parade that'd be great (I'm most keen to see the Army bit of course!).  I would naturally reimburse costs for postage and tape/disc.  Not to worry if it can't be done, but any help would be very much appreciated.

Sorry if I don't respond to any replies immediately, because I have to get to bed now and will be in the field until Thursday night.  Cheers. :)

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Without discussing the politics of it...if Fred Thompson declares officially (and surely it's just a matter of time), will he be the first actor in an Eastwood movie to run for president?  I can't think of any others.  But there must be more Eastwood co-stars who have run for other political offices - can anyone think of any?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Non-Eastwood items bid for and won on eBay
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:49:26 AM »
A thread for any non-Eastwood goodies that you may wish to share, movie-related or otherwise.

I decided on some new t-shirts for this hot weather:






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Off-Topic Discussion / Advice on buying a digital camera
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:30:24 AM »
Next month I might splash on a digital camera.  It's driving me nuts not being able to record things for posterity, and share online.  Haven't got one before because I really want a fully manual SLR, but I'm now thinking that until I can get that I'll get a reasonable mid range one, as they seem to have come down in price quite a bit.  (I am comforting myself because I had planned to be in D.C. this week but didn't quite make it. :()

So, has anyone got any advice/recommendations?  I'd probably go up to about £250 depending on value, but if there's decent for less, so much the better.  Heard good things about Nikon Coolpix but the designs have changed since then.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Skype: CEWB Skypecast?
« on: January 03, 2007, 04:36:30 PM »
Hey guys, Just logged into my Skype account for the first time in ages to ring my aunt in Canada, and it occurred to me that we could have a CEWB Skypecast!  It's a free way of teleconferencing for up to 100 people, so we could all talk, and it can be moderated so you "pass the mic" if you wish.  Do you think this would work when we have a movie night - so we could talk while we watched?

https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/home

If you don't have Skype it's a great free way to call people, or if you call a land phone it's dirt cheap.  Like 1 pence a minute to ring my aunt in Canada.  Just a free programme you download to your computer.  You need broadband though, otherwise the sound quality is poor and it breaks up.  But if we all had Skype logins, we could teleconference for free.

http://www.skype.com/

By the way there is a Skype Firefox extension that turns phone numbers on web pages into clickable Skype links, to call at the click of a mouse. 8)

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Off-Topic Discussion / The "Share a Smile" Thread
« on: November 14, 2006, 03:11:30 PM »
If we have a "kick up a stink" thread, then I think we could do worse than a "share a smile" thread, in which to post about things that have made us happy. :D  This can be a place to share random things that make you feel good; something you did, saw, heard, or just a thought.

I got started on this because the other day I had such a cool, zen day, and I wanted to share it but there was nowhere appropriate.  I posted a line in the endless pointless thread about having a cool time in a London cafe, but that isn't really pointless!

So I wanted to tell y'all about my cool day in London.  Saturday was the first day I've spent time there for ages.  It was so nice being in the buzz of town with nothing pressing to do and just chilling.  I LOVE all the little coffee shops and eateries in Soho, like Bar Italia. 

I went to the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum which rocked.  Also enjoyed the autumnal atmosphere around Horseguards, The Mall, Trafalgar Square, Parliament Sqare and along the river.

Anyway, in the afternoon I heard that the Queen would be attending the dedication of the New Zealand War Memorial in Hyde Park, so I sauntered up there not expecting to see much, as I didn't even know what time it was on.

Well stone the crows, I only got a great view at the front of the barriers, and saw the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles and Camilla, the Duke of York and the Prime Minister, all pretty close.  Then they all drove past really close and the Queen waved back when I gave a massive arm wave!  Tony Blair did likewise.  I loved it, even more so because it was so unexpected.  I heard the Last Post and the National Anthem, and all round it was a really pleasant moment in time.  I love it when that happens. 8)

Here's a pic from the BBC coverage:




I went back to town yesterday and saw Bill Bryson on Regent Street.  Can you tell I'm a country girl at heart, dazzled by the city lights? ;D

As I have a few more days off I'm going back tomorrow to watch the procession for the State Opening of Parliament, and to check out some galleries.  Then I'm spending a night in Brighton to catch the sea air.

So anyway, what has made you happy lately?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Birthday, Sylvie!
« on: May 04, 2006, 06:13:56 PM »
Joyeux Anniversaire, Sylvie!        



"The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun."


Have a great time, and treat yourself on your special day.

You are in the best country in the world for birthday treats!



 8)

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Clint will be a speaker at the University of the Pacific's commencement in May, and will receive an honorary degree.

http://www.pacific.edu/commencement/commencement.htm

From recordnet.com:
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Also on the bill is Pacific alum and jazz great Dave Brubeck. The jazz great is a friend of Eastwood's; the actor serves as honorary chairman of the school's Brubeck Institute. Brubeck will be given a "special award," according to the university.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Storms in the U.S.
« on: April 03, 2006, 11:08:30 AM »
I hope everybody near the nasty storms/tornadoes in America is safe and well.  Matt, I gather Tennessee was hit pretty bad.  Hope you and yours, and your property, are OK.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4871660.stm


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Questions & Answers / Model railroads/landscapes
« on: March 26, 2006, 08:16:33 AM »
Has anyone ever come across a model railroad that was designed to look like a scene from an Eastwood movie?  (Or even any other models of sets/scenes?)

I was looking at the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg (home of the world's largest model railroad layout), and it has a western section...

   

...which made me think that someone must have built a layout with elements of a western movie, maybe an Eastwood movie.  Or perhaps an urban layout featuring Harry Callahan. ???  This reminds me of the final scene of Dirty Harry:




I don't have the time or space to do any modelling now, but one day I'd like to build a railroad layout.  Maybe when I retire. ;D  I think it'd be cool to build one based on Big Whiskey, or the spaghetti films, with little figures of characters.  I can see Colonel Mortimer leading his horse off the train at Tucamcari... 8)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Computer/video games
« on: March 25, 2006, 08:52:20 AM »
Thought I'd start a thread for any non-Eastwood-related computer/video game discussion.

I'm not a gamer and don't have a console, but I notice occassional titles coming out.  I do have some retro stuff on my PC, like Super Mario Bros and Tetris. 8)  I had a vintage Atari pong game but my mum chucked it out. >:(

NoNamedfan mentioned the new Godfather game in the Endless, Pointless Thread.  I've seen the ads on TV and had a brief look at the box/strategy guide in the shops.  I thought it looked quite cool from the TV ads, although it does seem slightly sacrilegious to have an animated Don Corleone; it doesn't seem quite right and can't do Brando justice.  I can see why fans might find it a fun game, and I can equally understand why Godfather purists might be upset. 

I have an open mind and can't say what I think without seeing the game properly.  Does look like it could be fun though.  Anyone played it?  What do you think?  I wonder how this will compare with the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly game adaptation.

Apparently Coppola is angry about the game, but there seem to be conflicting opinions on his involvement.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=7920


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Off-Topic Discussion / XVIII Commonwealth Games
« on: March 15, 2006, 04:37:45 PM »
Heard the opening ceremony live on the radio, and watched the highlights tonight.  Gotta say, Melbourne has put on a fantastic show.  The pyrotechnics were spectacular, and I loved the way they used the river. 

Melbourne can really be proud that it has rivalled Sydney's Olympic showing. 8)  The city looked cool.  Any of the Aussies going to the events?

The atmosphere was great.  I felt rather proud, and you can't help falling for the Aussies with their infectious enthusiasm and cool attitude. 8) O0

Best Dressed Team award definitely goes to India.  They looked beautiful in their many-coloured saris.  It'll be great to see the Games there in four years time.

It was cool to see Kiri singing well as usual.  I can't believe the Queen is 80 already.  I was one of the kids that sang for her 60th birthday, and I can't believe that was 20 years ago! :o




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Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Birthday, Philo!
« on: March 05, 2006, 11:19:37 PM »
To a top class CEWB member, and Master of Collectors' Corner...

Happy Birthday, Philo!  O0

Hope you have a stonkingly good day. 8)


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Off-Topic Discussion / The Cricket Thread
« on: March 04, 2006, 08:15:03 PM »
No discussion of cricket since the Ashes finished, but I thought I'd start a thread for any cricket-related stuff.

Though maybe the Aussies don't feel like talking cricket much just now! :P ;D



I had a hunch England would do better than expected against India, once the pressure was off due to the injury upsets.  I went into the bookies to bet England to win at 6-1, but ended up getting distracted by the football and lost £3 betting on the England v Uruguay score.  I expect the cricket price is considerably less favourable now. :(

For the Americans...your president is calling you to convert to the game of gentlemen: ;)





Nice to see him having a go. O0  (More pics at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4775096.stm)

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Off-Topic Discussion / BAFTA 2006
« on: February 19, 2006, 05:04:08 PM »
Here is the full list of nominees and winners.

http://bafta.org/site/page287.html

Ang Lee gave a sweet thank you speech.

A disappointing night for The Constant Gardener, which got 10 nods, but only won for Editing.

Hoffman seems amazing in Capote, judging by clips.  He got Best Actor.

Memoirs of A Geisha picked up 3 wins for Music, Cinematography, and Costume.

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Collectors' Corner / Inside the Actors Studio DVD
« on: February 18, 2006, 02:30:31 PM »
Just over nine hours to go.  I have no idea how often this comes up.

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This is DVD of the Bravo interview show Inside the Actors Studio.  The disc, as presented to the Actors Studio Drama School Class of 2004, includes the James Lipton interview of Clint Eastwood.

eBay LINK.

Doesn't specify the air date, but I only know of one Eastwood appearance on the show, from 2003.  Anyone know different?  Or anyone have the DVD?

HERE is the Bravo page on the Eastwood show. 

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Don't forget that Million Dollar Baby is up for a César prize in 2006, as Best Foreign Film. 8)  I guess the later release in France put it back a year.  The award ceremony takes place on 25th February.

Link (in French):
http://www.cinemovies.fr/news_fiche.php?IDtitreactu=3135

EDIT:

Here is the list of nominees on the official site:
http://www.lescesarducinema.com/cesar/nominations2006.html

And HERE is their page for Clint, listing his previous nods and win.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Bob Woodruff and cameraman injured in Iraq bomb
« on: January 29, 2006, 11:44:04 AM »
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were both injured by an IED.  They are apparently both out of surgery now, but still seriously injured.

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Jan. 29, 2006 — "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman, Doug Vogt are both out of surgery and in stable condition following surgery after being seriously injured when their convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Iraq today.

"We take this as good news, but the next few days will be critical," ABC News President David Westin said in a statement. "The military plans to evacuate them to their medical facilities in Landstuhl, probably overnight tonight."

Woodruff and Vogt underwent surgery at the U.S. military hospital in Balad. Both men suffered head injuries. Woodruff sustained shrapnel wounds and Vogt was hit by shrapnel in the head and suffered a broken shoulder.

Woodruff, Vogt and their four-man team were traveling in a convoy with Iraqi security forces in Taji, Iraq. They had been embedded with the 4th Infantry Division and were in a mechanized vehicle when the explosive went off. The explosion was followed by small arms fire.

LINK.

I do hope they both recover fully and speedily.

I quite often watch Bob on ABC News when I'm up late at night.  He seems a good guy and I'd hate him to come out of this badly.

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