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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Our Board has lost an angel
« on: January 19, 2021, 12:46:39 PM »
mgk and I didn't discuss Clint's later works, but I do know she was one of his first fans-- dating back to Rawhide, before even Fistful of Dollars.  She loved all of his films -- and would take plenty of joking around from me for even loving Paint Your Wagon and City Heat.  So I'm fairly certain that she would have loved everything Clint did right up to The Mule.

Off-Topic Discussion / Our Board has lost an angel
« on: January 19, 2021, 09:52:44 AM »
It's not easy to write this.  Our board has lost an angel. I realized today I hadn't heard from Mary Gayle, "mgk", for a long time. I did a web search, and discovered that she passed away on July 30th. There is a beautiful slideshow of her and her family, and also the video of her service at this link: Mary Gayle Krock 1941-2020

When I found this web board over 20 years ago, Mary Gayle was one of the first friends that I made here. At the time, she moderated the "Trivia" portion of the web board (the "old" board).  We started talking and became good friends. Eventually I had the honor of working on the moderating team with Mary Gayle and KC, and we worked together on film discussion, putting together Movie Nights, and finding new and inventive ways to commune in the trivia forum. Mary Gayle loved Clint, and she loved this board and the members here. She was a Clint collector, and all of the prizes we've given away here on the board were from Mary Gayle's collection. She never wanted recognition for her hard work and all that she put into the board and its membership, but those who knew her knew that she was the heartbeat of the board community.

2020 has claimed another, and this loss is felt, even if she wasn't very active on the board in recent years. RIP "mgk".  We've lost an angel, but she can now be reunited with her husband and her beloved pets.

I posted some pictures from West Virginia's New River Gorge a few years back when I visited. This is one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been. I noticed that this area is our nation's newest designated National Park!

Driving just beyond this toward PA, I stopped to get this pic:

This was taken before I got my Nikon (all around better camera and lenses). So, I needed a little extra photoshopping to make these pics pop. I'm always concerned I over-photoshop, and try not to go too overboard. Lately one of my biggest pet peeves are overly photoshopped images that enlarge the moon or just really distort the subject in some way where it's more art than photo. I just try to get each image to look as beautiful in a shot as it is in person.

I think you could make a pretty good argument that OJW is the more mature and all around better film, at least from a filmmaker's perspective. But, I think 9 times out of 10, I would look more forward to sitting down to watch High Plains Drifter. It's almost like comparing the more condensed A Fistful of Dollars to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- I rarely am interested in 2.5 or 3 hour movies anymore. It's gotten harder to concentrate on one thing for that length of time nowadays.

Web Site Announcements / Re: Board updates and maintenance
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:22:12 AM »
We have ten more years! Good to know!  :o

Web Site Announcements / Re: Board updates and maintenance
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:47:58 PM »
I have never used an ap to post on the board. I occasionally post by logging into the board and then using my phone. Is that what you are referring to?

Has this apostrophe thing happened to you? I'm just seeing it on 2 members' posts.

Web Site Announcements / Re: Board updates and maintenance
« on: January 05, 2021, 04:01:16 PM »
I'm noticing that apostrophes are not showing up properly on the board, and sometimes this also has happened with quotation notations, like in the name of a title. Do we know what is causing this, and can it be easily fixed? I do not recall having these issues before here on the board.

I believe it is only happening from those who post through the Tapatalk app. I see it mainly with Brian and Gant. Can anyone else verify?

Web Site Announcements / Re: Board updates and maintenance
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:20:13 PM »
It has indeed. Or else 2020 was really the Apocalypse and they just haven't told us yet. :o

 :o :o :o

General Discussion / Re: CLINT PICS!
« on: December 26, 2020, 12:44:49 PM »
Gant sent over this photo to host and post:

Did anyone have a white Christmas?

We did in Nashville. :)

Also in Nashville, we had a bomb explosion first thing Christmas morning. It knocked out the AT&T processing center, so we haven't had phone service since. This is a weird bombing -- a massive bomb that damaged over 40 buildings and the entire AT&T infrastructure, but there was a loud audio warning telling people the bomb would explode with a countdown, and to evacuate the area. Police knocked on doors and everyone (as far as we know to date) was evacuated in time. The police did an amazing job here, and not to get political, but I know a lot of people in the Nashville area who have been trying to defund the police, but I bet they are thankful to them today.

So, I guess you can say that although a historic city block has been damaged and even more businesses are now in jeopardy (as if they weren't already struggling with shutdowns), we have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas.

Collectors' Corner / Re: Pale Ale
« on: December 15, 2020, 07:14:56 PM »
Yes, I used to collect Pale Rider Ale merch. Is there anything specific that you're looking for?

We had a member that went to the Celis Brewery years ago and met with the owner, who gave her a ton of mint PRA labels and bottle caps. She sent me some which I had framed:

I picked up a bunch of stuff on eBay over the years, most of it is still around here somewhere.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Christopher
« on: December 13, 2020, 11:07:37 AM »

Sorry this is late -- hope you had a great birthday!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Jed
« on: November 28, 2020, 11:46:50 PM »
 Sorry I missed it. Hope you had a great birthday!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How's everyone holding up?
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:13:13 PM »
Matt, you've moved to Chicago, or is this a vacation of some kind? What are you doing there?

Just helping a friend through a tough time. I'll be back in TN soon.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How's everyone holding up?
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:57:38 PM »
Same here, Gant. I'm actually in Chicago now, and businesses haven't been closed, but there's a stay-at-home order, so make any sense of that, if you can. I am guessing the local government is just trying to not have to pay businesses any remedies for closing them down, but they're taking away their customers instead. Very few people on the trains, no indoor seating at restaurants (and much too cold here now to eat outside).

It looks like a vaccine is just a few weeks away.  Let's hope distribution is well thought-out and that we can put all this behind us soon.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Belated Birthday, AKA23!
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:51:28 PM »
Thanks guys! I went to visit my brother for my birthday. I arrived Friday afternoon and he was working Saturday and Sunday, but he had my birthday off on Monday, so we got some breakfast and then some dinner at a Yemeni restaurant. The restaurants were nearly empty and I only took the mask off during eating, then put it back on, so I tried to be as safe as possible. I left Tuesday evening.  It was a nice day. I kept hoping that the powers that be might announce some additional cast members for ?Cry Macho? as a birthday present, but that was not to be. So far, he is in the movie by himself  ;D. It was a nice day!

Sorry we didn't get additional Cry Macho news for your birthday. I'm still a bit surprised Clint is putting in another acting performance, so close to his performance in The Mule. At least he's giving us something to look forward to, as most of us are in lockdown mode (again).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:48:25 PM »
I can't believe this "new board" has been around for 18 years now!  :o


And I still think of it as the new board.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Gant!
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:47:32 PM »
Sorry for the belated message. I hope that your birthday was enjoyable, even in lockdown.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:45:09 PM »
I?m now on final season of Creek... I?m sure gonna miss it when it?s done..

Watch Waiting on Guffman and Best In Show to patch that hole.  8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:57:09 PM »
O0 Good deal. Clearly you're saying I need a woman. :D

 ;D ;D ;D

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