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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Google Doodle Thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:53:23 PM »

 " Karl Landsteiner's 148th Birthday!! "

 " Karl Landsteiner Google Doodle Karl Landsteiner is the Father of Transfusion Medicine "

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: To our friends in Paris
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:47:43 PM »

 Condolences to the victims of terrorism in Orlando!!  :'(

 Now terrorism can happen anywhere.  >:(     Then take care everybody!!


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Headlines that make you smile
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:37:51 PM »

 Warning!!  :o :o :D

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 '' Bird '' is a hard and dark film because of drug story but may be covered by the jazz of Charlie Parker and Chan's affection for Charlie! :)

I notice that despite his physique, Whitaker's voice is very soft! I saw Forest Whitaker in Paris a few years ago that he was really big man!!
I watched '' Bird '' once but I rewound that and listened twice!!
I often re-watch the same DVD on the occasion of this challenge!!  But that's only the films I prefer particularly obviously!!  ;)


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: June 05, 2016, 08:48:27 PM »
 By KC,


I do recall that Clint credited Ali with inspiring him to add a scene to the Bronco Billy script ...
For Bronco Billy, I added a number of scenes myself. For example, the one of the holdup at the bank. I'd attended a match of Muhammad Ali's, and after his victory, while reporters were bombarding him with questions like, "How did you place that lightning left hook in the last round?" all he would answer was, "I just want to say hello to my pals. And I'm eager to thank my father, my uncle, the reverend So-and-so, etc." That gave me the idea of the sequence where Billy is asked about the holdup, but his only thought is to promote his show.
(From an interview in Positif, no. 287 (January 1985); reprinted in Clint Eastwood: Interviews, p. 106.)

R.I.P. Ali.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: June 05, 2016, 08:43:29 PM »
 Wow!!  :angel: :angel:

 The panic in the stand!! :D   A fan squarely touched the hand of Ichiro!! :knuppel2: I like this video more than the batting of Clint vs Ellen!  ;)
 Thanks KC for posted that!!  :)

 This thread seem to become a '' Special Ichiro Appreciation '' this season!!   :P

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: June 03, 2016, 08:44:29 PM »
I don't think I've ever dreamed of any of those things. :(

 Me neither!!

I saw Mount Fuji and hawk several times! And eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables! :)
Nevertheless, these three have never appeared in my dream !!  :-\

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: June 03, 2016, 08:39:31 PM »
 Again, amazing Ichiro!!  O0

MIAMI -- Whether it's at the plate or in the field, 42-year-old Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzukicontinues to always be a factor. Thursday night's 4-3 12-inning win over the Pirates was certainly no exception.

With his two-hit night -- a third-inning single and a run scored, and a fourth-inning double -- Ichiro is up to 2,965 career hits, and is 22 away from tying Sam Rice (2,987) for 30th place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Ichiro is also just 35 away from the 3,000-hit milestone.
If that weren't enough, Ichiro recorded his 501st career stolen base, swiping second in the seventh inning after reaching on an error.

"Typical Ichiro; couple of hits, making plays in the outfield, the diving play," manager Don Mattingly said. "It was a really good night for him. Obviously a lot of good things from [Ichiro], including getting on base in that last inning to start that [game-winning rally]."

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with with a walk, reaching base four times and stealing one as well as making two outstanding defensive plays


 " Ichiro makes two awesome catches "

 Today Marlins has been lost to NYM but Ichiro PH in seven innings, did stolen bases twice!  So Japan and the U.S. stolen base total is now 703!!  O0

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: June 03, 2016, 08:31:08 PM »

 Luckily it did not rain today in Paris!!

 But the Chambord Castle is in the water as the Chenonceau Castle ( In the castles of the Loire.) !!  :o  :(

VIDEO. The impressive images of the flooding from Chambord Castle filmed by a drone

 Château de Chambord


 Château de Chenonceau



Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:15:38 PM »

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Google Doodle Thread
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:00:51 PM »

 " Lotte Reiniger’s 117th Birthday "

Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (2 June 1899 – 19 June 1981) was a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation, preceding Walt Disney by over ten years. Reiniger made over 40 films over her career, all using her invention. Her most well known films are The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) and Papageno (1935), featuring music by Mozart.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:44:37 PM »
It is considered lucky in Japan to dream of an eggplant in the first dream of the new year.  🍆

Matt! on earth where did you know that?  :o

In Japan, the saying "Hatsuyume" (first dream of the year) brings good luck and happiness!  :)
But you have to have three things!!  :o

First is Ichifuji (Mt Fuji), Second is hawk, and third is eggplant!  :o

A combination of the three, since the Edo period (Shogun TOKUGAWA Ieyasu) was already there, there are the following theories about its origin.......

 Tokugawa high order of Suruga country is the land of Mt. Fuji.
 Taka (Hawk) is intelligent and strong bird!

 The first fruits of eggplant is very high price! :o

 Good luck!!  ;)




Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: May 31, 2016, 09:08:25 PM »

 " Weather: Rain record in Paris, road closures and evacuations in several departments "

 " Rain delays French Open on Tuesday following first wash-out since 2000 "

We had not seen it in Paris in May since 1873. As Marc Hay points out, one of BFMTV weather specialists, such an accumulation of precipitation was not recorded since 1873.

 And the rain continues .

With at present 170 mm rainfall since 1 May, the month of May 2016 was the second wettest month since 1873! However far behind July 2001.

 When I was in Reims this weekend, it rained often unfortunately!!  :(

 I forgot to mention, but it seems that the year worrying because there are 13 new moon this year !! So, take care, everybody!!  ???

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Clint!!
« on: May 31, 2016, 08:48:59 PM »
 Last Saturday night, after the concert of Kyle, I wished him "Happy Belated Birthday! ''!!  :D  Kyle said, " Thanks but that happened a long time ago !! ''  I said, " No, it was just last week  anyway !! '' :)  '' And the next will be the anniversary of your father who will be 86 years old!! '' O0  Then Kyle said, " It will be on 31, I think...... ? " !!  ???  I asked him ''  How is your dad ? "  Kyle said, '' Oh, he is all right and is doing a new movie! ''  I said, '' Sully!! '' and  Kyle gave me a great smile! :D  What a wonderful evening !!  8)   With everyone from the Champagne region,  '' Happy Birthday Clint!! " and Good luck for "Sully" !!  :)


Did you actually meet him, Higgy?

 Yes, I met him after his concert!!  ;)


I hope I can tell directly "Happy Belated Birthday, Kyle!!" soon!!  ;)


  It's done!!  O0 :D


'' Heartbreak Ridge ''  With amazing character of Gunny Highway, funny and a very entertaining, very enjoyable movie!!  :D 
Excitement and a good dose of humor!!  :D  But unfortunately I can't understand many obscene language!!  ???

 '' The Dead Pool '' is a very entertaining movie!
The car chase sequence was very exciting and inventive! O0  Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey's appearance in this film was interesting and well tagged. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Last live concert you attended
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:45:52 PM »
Not being one to blow my own trumpet... cos I'm a drummer..

But I find myself with a festival date in France soon supporting
Status Quo (not sure if they ever cracked the States) and Santana..
I'll try and get some pics if possible...

That will be great, Gant!  8)  I think it will be near Genève and it's a little far for me!
But I'm going to Reims this weekend to attend the concert of Kyle !!  ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Film vs Film
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:29:28 PM »
I really need to watch Shane. Especially since we just watched Pale Rider. I've never seen it.

Who has seen both of these and can keep the game moving?

 Matt, it's true that you never watch '' Shane '' so far?  I can not believe that.....!!  :o

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: May 23, 2016, 09:27:31 PM »

 Today again!!  O0   I can't believe!  Great Ichiro!!  SOOOOOOO 8)

 Don't hurry Yelich!!  Take enough time to care of you !!  :)

 " Ichiro's 4 hits energize Marlins past Rays ",game_state=Wrapup

Ichiro remains a hit: No Christian Yelich in left field, no problem for the Marlins. Ichiro, starting his third straight game because of Yelich's back spasms, collected three hits off Moore and four hits on the night. In the past three games, Ichiro has 10 hits, including a pair of four-hit games. Ichiro now has 2,960 career hits, leaving him 40 shy of 3,000, and is closing in on Sam Crawford (2,964) for 31st place all time. The Marlins actually used Yelich as a decoy and announced him as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, but once Tampa Bay brought in lefty Enny Romero, Yelich was replaced by Gillespie.

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