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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:17:25 PM »
TWOMULES is up!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:59:57 PM »
Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting :D

 ;D

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Non actors also have zero box office cred.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Goodby from Elizabeth77
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:50:02 AM »
Raeweyn,

It has been a joy to get to know you. You've always been such a kind and positive presence here on the board. As I told you once months ago, it's so hard for me to find the words in situations like this. Nothing I can say seems adequate or able to bring consolation. I'm at a loss when faced with such courage and dignity as you've shown through this. What do I have to offer?  I'm just heartbroken that you're going through this, but relieved you have such a wonderful family to be with you.

I'll miss you, my friend. You'll be thought of often.  :'(

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:28:22 AM »
While we wait for Gant's next... speaking of Sydney Carton, I was watching Downton Abbey (Season 1) last night, and Robert Crawley said to Mr. Carson (who had attempted to turn in his resignation) "Oh stop being so melodramatic. You're not Sydney Carton."   ;D


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baseball 2017
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:22:12 AM »
What a great moment. His first walk-off home-run at Yankees Stadium. Your video shows the Gatorade bath, but not the water bath he'd get, and lastly, the Dubble Bubble Bomb:



A much-needed win, even for July.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baseball 2017
« on: July 08, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »
Your boy Clint had a great day today!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 08, 2017, 07:16:24 AM »
You've got it, Gant!  Post the next. :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:16:48 PM »

And Matt, you really needed to quote Sydney Carton's last words, which are probably more familiar to most people than anything else in the book except its opening paragraph ...

I know... I almost did. But, it isn't just those two great lines - that whole last chapter is my favorite ever written.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:08:54 PM »
 ;D  It's not Kansas. Surely we can pull in more players when the topic is popular music from the 60's. :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:00:07 PM »
I was about to say it would be OK to use a fictional person! ;D


 O0 Great! Because I don't have any Parisian aristocrats (or scientists) on my Friend's List.

Charles St. Evremonde was the nephew of the Marquis St. Evremonde, who in the novel A Tale of Two Cities pretty much started the French Revolution by raping a young common woman, who required a doctor's care. The doctor (Manette) was sent to the Bastille for 18 years to keep him quiet and protect the Marquis. His nephew never knew of this, of course, but was ashamed of his aristocratic family and the horrible way the aristocracy treated the commoners, so he moved to London and took the surname Darnay, relinquishing his ties to the aristocracy. Coincidentally, he fell in love with Dr. Manette's daughter, Lucie and married her. Lucie had an admirer, Sydney Carton, an English lawyer who was a perfect double for Darnay. He loved Lucie so much, than when Darnay's heritage became known and he was imprisoned and sentenced to die at La Guillotine, Carton switched places with him.

I couldn't remember any other true historical figures that were mentioned in the book.

Okay next question will be music -- and this is another that was from my trivia night.  Without listening to the song or Googling -- name the U.S. state mentioned in the song "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay".

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I'll wait for it to show up on Netflix.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:03:56 PM »
Okay, so no one has jumped in. I'll go with King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and Charles St. Evrémonde (who was actually an imposter named Sydney Carton, but the records would show Charles St. Evrémonde). ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: July 06, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
Wow, it was nominated for SEVEN Academy Awards. What got into those Academy members that year?  :idiot2:

Very interesting that the movie inspired so much vegetarianism/veganism.  I can see that. I love animals, and pigs are great -- the dogs I get always  resemble pigs more than wolves. But, I couldn't go without a good hamburger or eggs with sausage/bacon now and then.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 06, 2017, 09:14:38 AM »
Of course you wanted three -- because I know only two. I'd think most would know the two I know. Anyone want to give it a shot?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:23:40 PM »
Didja like it? :)

I'm completely shocked James Cromwell was nominated for an Oscar for that role, and in that movie. I really thought with an Oscar nomination, the movie would be more (pardon the pun) meaty.  It was really a children's movie. I thought it would at least be what I'd consider a family film - like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. But, Babe seemed like a step above Sesame Street.  Even Christopher has said he loves the movie (I shouldn't be surprised!  ;) )  James Cromwell did a perfect job, but it had to be maybe the easiest role of his career. It was maybe the easiest acting job ever nominated for an Academy Award.

As far as kids movies go, it was okay. And I may not eat a BLT for a few weeks.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:11:19 PM »
Oh, and our third U.S. President to pass away on July 4th was James Monroe in the year 1831.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:07:35 PM »
I knew it wasn't Teddy Roosevelt ... he'd have been too young in 1901, when McKinley was assassinated and TR became president. Has to be someone who was president later on. And first name = popular comic strip character? Hmmmm ... Oh! Oh! I got it ... Calvin "And Hobbes" Coolidge! :D


Precisely right, KC.  You're up! :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:14:11 PM »
Oh, here's a hint... the first name of the President born on the 4th of July is also the name of a character in a popular comic strip from the 1980's.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Non-Eastwood Trivia
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:13:20 PM »
Great to see you jump in. I realize I stacked the deck on this one mainly for U.S. members, and we don't have many.  So, I'll give it just till tomorrow, and then post the answer. It's not Roosevelt.

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