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Good day for a marathon, feeling run down and tired.  Sleeping off and on all day but making sure to eat, drink plenty of water and rest.  Hope this bugger’s gone by morning.








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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 91st Academy Awards Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »
I used to think the idea of watching the Academy Awards ceremony was a good idea.  Like Saturday Night Live, the program wore out its welcome and relevance decades ago.  It should be severely reduced in time, down to 90 minutes if not an hour.  Although the recipients are worthy of their awards, I’m sure, there are way too many categories to justify an overblown, long and drawn out annual event.  Sitting through this show is as boring as viewing Star Trek: The Motion Picture and 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

I recorded the 2019 Oscars so I could skim through the boredom and decided to make note of all the fat I would trim.  As for the categories, I would eliminate 14 and keep 10.  For me, the ones I’d cast out have little to no interest or relevance to showcase on a live, televised event.  The keepers are the most interesting that are the ones most people talk about year round. 

As for the other awards for the remaining categories presented at a previous date, well, eliminate mentioning them, too!  I see no justification in wasting air time on those.

Even with the presentations and performances, I believe it could still come in at 60-90 minutes and prove to be entertaining. 

What follows is the 2019 Oscars as televised in chronological order by event.  “Y” signifies my considering it relevant enough to keep, “X” signifies my desire to eliminate it.  I kept all of the performances and presentations.

2019 Oscars

Y Best Original Song nominee - performance (Show opener)
Y Welcome
Y Outstanding Supporting Actress
X Best Documentary Feature
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
X Achievement In Makeup & Hairstyling
X Achievement In Costume Design
X Achievement In Production Design
X Achievement In Cinematography
Y Best Song nominee - performance
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
X Achievement In Sound Editing
X Achievement In Sound Mixing
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
Y Best Foreign Language Film
Y Best Original Song nominee - performance
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
X Achievement In Film Editing
Y Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Y Best Animated Feature Film
Y Best Original Song nominee - performance
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
X Best Animated Short Film
X Best Documentary Short Subject
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
X Achievement In Visual Effects
Y Best Original Song nominee - performance
X Best Live Action Short Film
X Best Original Screenplay
X Best Adapted Screenplay
Y Best Original Score
Y Best Original Song
Y In Memoriam
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
Y Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role
Y Best Picture Nominee - presentation
Y Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
Y Achievement In Directing
Y Best Picture





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Off-Topic Discussion / The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:54:01 AM »
Tim Conway, Star of 'McHale's Navy' and 'The Carol Burnett Show,' Dies at 85

God Bless. Rest In Peace. 🙏




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Press To Play by Paul McCartney, 1986

I love returning to this album.  It’s one of my favorites by Sir Paul.  Sandwiched in between Pipes Of Peace and Flowers In The Dirt with respect to all new studio material, my first impression was negative.  It was with all three because they weren’t Tug Of War.  I’m glad time has proven me wrong.  I took to Flowers In The Dirt after listening to it a second time before giving up on it right away.   That wasn’t the case with the other two.  It would be years, hell, decades even before I came to appreciate them.  As with Pipes Of Peace, the album cover artwork could’ve been better on Press To Play.  It’s a good thing bad album covers don’t mean bad content.       
 
I think Press To Play is a perfect time capsule representing McCartney’s present, past and future all in the same album.  I can hear traces of his final Wings album, Back To The Egg, another favorite.  I consider Press To Play to be more accomplished than its two predecessors.  The production and sound is great and the overall quality is genius.  There are hints of things to come in future projects and the difference is notable in the follow-up album, Flowers In The Dirt.  The progression over the course of Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Press To Play through Flowers In The Dirt is interesting and vastly entertaining.  Sir Paul is truly one of a kind in his field and I thank my brother for introducing me to the music of The Beatles, leading to Wings and McCartney’s solo work.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:51:24 AM »
Doris Day, Hollywood's Favorite Girl Next Door, Dies at 97

God Bless. Rest In Peace 🙏




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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Coop’s Rawhide Page
« on: May 12, 2019, 10:43:04 PM »
Yes, I stand corrected.  I’d come across some later season photos shown in color and assumed they made the switch from black & white. 


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: May 12, 2019, 04:44:46 PM »
Peggy Lipton, Actress in 'Mod Squad,' 'Twin Peaks,' Dies at 72

God Bless. Rest In Peace. 🙏




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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Coop’s Rawhide Page
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:42:29 PM »
“Incident Of The Tumbleweed”
January 9, 1959
(Season 1, Episode 1)
 
The screenshot image shows the title above but “Incident Of The Tumbleweed Wagon” is what appears in the DVD liner notes and elsewhere online, like IMDB.  Looks like the last word didn’t make the airdate deadline!  A good start to the series, narrated by Gil Favor who introduces himself as trail boss, his main crew and explains the purpose of their job, a cattle drive.  Wishbone already stands out as a good character and recognizable as the bartender that later played in High Plains Drifter.  Until I saw his name in the credits, I’d forgotten about John Larch, who’d go on to appear in Play Misty For Me and Dirty Harry.  I did instantly recognize Bob Steele from Hang ‘Em High.  It’ll be fun seeing other familiar faces that work again with Eastwood later on in movies.  It’s too bad this show was only in black & white, appearing in color would’ve been an improvement.




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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Coop’s Rawhide Page
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:39:42 PM »
Rawhide Episode Discussion

You might like to look at this thread also where some of us talked about Episodes of Rawhide a few years ago. 8)

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Coop’s Rawhide Page
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:39:22 PM »
Thank you for your story and this page, Jed Cooper !

You’re welcome, Hocine.  My pleasure.  I really enjoyed reading your post.  I knew a couple of things you shared and learned some new things, too, so thanks for sharing. 


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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Coop’s Rawhide Page
« on: May 10, 2019, 11:26:24 AM »


I’m finally getting around to checking this out in season order.  I thought I’d share my thoughts after I watch each episode of Rawhide here.  For what it’s worth I’ll be giving my ‘so-called’, er-aaahh….  ahem, ‘reviews’, LOL.     
 
Rawhide was a happy discovery for me, but not for long.  I first learned about this western television program through Iain Johnstone’s 1981 book, The Man With No Name: The Biography of Clint Eastwood.  I wondered why I hadn’t seen the show before.  Being a new Eastwood fan, I was excited about the prospect of seeing it but that feeling was short-lived.  Over time I came to realize although it had a decent run of eight seasons, it wasn’t currently as popular as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley and The Rifleman to still be shown on tv regularly.  Many a year would pass before it finally would, but my interest had faded.  Not in Clint’s movies, just Rawhide.  At the time, he was still heavily involved in acting and directing, unlike now.
 
When Rawhide finally saw the light of day on DVD, I was happy to add it to my collection.  This was another short-lived feeling.  After viewing the first season, I understood why it wasn’t shown as frequently as the other westerns.  It’s just not as good.  That’s not to say it’s bad, not at all, just not enjoyable enough to look forward to more.  That was strike one.  Strike two was the amount of time in between the release of seasons one and two; July 25, 2006 to May 29, 2007… ten months!  Not only that, but beginning with season two, they were divided into two volumes …and not at the same time!  I understand the marketing logic behind this, but Rawhide took 8 years to be released in its entirety, less than its original run on tv!  That was strike three for me and I gave up.   
 
Rawhide ran from January 9, 1959 through January 4, 1966, 8 seasons but in actual time, a total of seven years.  The first season of Rawhide was made available to purchase on dvd on July 25, 2006 and the final season was released June 3, 2014...  Eight years!  UGH!!  Fast forward to a couple of years ago, I received the series as a birthday gift from my girlfriend, Tina.  I finally took the set out of its plastic and began watching recently.  So now I’ll be able to see the entire program, although, who knows how long it’ll take!  The saving grace is that I do love westerns and like his recent movie, The Mule, Rawhide will make up for Eastwood directing only.  Head ‘em up!  Move ‘em out!   
 



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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:13:32 PM »
Did not disappoint.  Very good and entertaining.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: April 12, 2019, 11:00:47 PM »
One of my childhood favorites.  This is a good movie, very fun.




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My maternal grandparents, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. 

God Bless you, Grandma and Grandpa. 🙏




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My old school friend.  Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

God Bless you, Mike. 🙏






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My baby brother at Forestdale Cemetery, Malden.  He passed away at 2-3 months young, from SIDS, more commonly known at the time as “Crib Death.”  Actor John Cazale is at Holy Cross Cemetery, also in Malden.  I haven’t sought that out, yet. 

Not very clear, reads:
Sion-David L. Cooper
2 March 1969

God Bless you, brother. 🙏




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I was considering posting these in the “Photographers” thread but decided it would be best to do so here.  After dropping my kids off today I stopped to visit my mother at her final resting place, where there’s an unfinished marker for her brother, too.  As the weather was nice, one stop turned into four.  I captured images of each marker and headstone along with a some other views from where I stood.  Nothing spectacular but something I want to share. 

I hope everybody is enjoying the weekend, or has enjoyed it. 

I’ll post the first stop here, with the next three in follow-ups.  All four locations are in Massachusetts.

My mom and her brother at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  His marker has yet to be completed, he passed away October 31, 2017.

Hello Ma and Uncle Fred.  God Bless.  🙏




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: April 06, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »
Must be football withdrawal. 😎




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: April 06, 2019, 05:05:57 PM »
This caught my eye at the library so I decided to check it out.  A “comedy”, but not funny.  Some humorous moments, but that’s all.  I discovered the movie came out the year I was born.  One cool thing about it is that it takes place in Gloucester, Massachusetts.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:20:37 PM »
First time viewing the documentaries and Dark Blue.  I enjoy returning to this King Kong movie. I saw The Revenant on the big screen the year it was released.   It’s just as intense at home as it was in the theater. 




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