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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Doug!
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:09:07 AM »

Hope you're having a great day!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:42:26 AM »
I didn't know what it was either, but I was intrigued enough by it to read all about typewriter erasers. I like how they set this to look like it's running down the hill and into traffic:

A useless bit of info I've been carrying around in my head for about 40 years is that the inventor of Liquid Paper (White Out), which put an end to the long-standing reign of typewriter erasers as the primary method of correcting typos, was the mother of The Monkee's guitarist Mike Nesmith.

That's him in the hat. Mike has a net worth of 50 million, all from putting a little brush in some white paint in a bottle. But, some of it is from royalties for songs like this:

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:11:33 PM »
Along the waterfront of Seattle is Olympic Sculpture Park, where you can walk among all kind of larger than life sculptures like this one:

This is a runaway typewriter eraser, and in case you didn't recognize the style of this art form, it's from our friend who did the Philadelphia Clothespin: Claes Oldenburg.

Has anyone ever seen or used one of these? Apparently, you can buy a replacement eraser on Amazon, but it doesn't come with the brush anymore (though they spring up on eBay from time to time).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Your top 5 singers
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:08:52 PM »
I have a list of top 5 singers, but I wouldn’t describe them as having a major impact on my life as much as leaving a major and lasting impression.  While there are many great vocalists and bands out there I admire, regardless of their writing ability, none have affected my life in a major way with respect to my personality and outlook on life.  The basis of those were formed by the time I was 8 years old.

I wonder why you took down the list of singers that you had up. But, as for your personality being formed by the time you were 8 years old, I think we're always changing. We're always being influenced, evolving and progressing throughout life. We probably aren't the same people we were a year ago, and we're even more different from who were ten years ago. Our experiences make us who we are, and music and other art forms are influential experiences.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Your top 5 singers
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:27:49 PM »
Now that you've mentioned the Police, there's another worthy singer/songwriter:  Sting.

John Mellencamp is another of my favorite singer/songwriters. He doesn't have a particularly great voice, but I absolutely love his lyrics. The Scarecrow album is one of the best written rock/folk albums of all time.  "Jackie Brown" is maybe my favorite of his songs:

Is this your life, Jackie Brown?
Poorly educated and forced to live
On the poor side of town.

Is this your daughter, Jackie Brown?
This pretty little girl in the worn out clothes
That have been hand-me down.

Is this your wife, Jackie Brown?
With sad blue eyes, walking on eggshells
So you don't see her frown.

Is this your family, Jackie Brown?

Dream of vacationing on a mountain stream
And giving the world more than it gave you.
What ugly truths freedom brings
And it hasn't been very kind to you.

Is this your life, Jackie Brown?

Is this your meal, Jackie Brown?
Barely enough, I've seen people throw
More than this out.

Is this your home, Jackie Brown?
This three room shack with no running water
And the bathroom out back.

Is this your grave, Jackie Brown?
This little piece of limestone that says another desperate man
Took himself out.

Is this your dream, Jackie Brown?

Going nowhere and nowhere fast
We shame ourselves to watch people like this live.
But who gives a damn about Jackie Brown?
Just another lazy man who couldn't take what was his.

One helluva life Jackie Brown.
Forevermore, Jackie Brown
Amen and amen - Jackie Brown

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Your top 5 singers
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:21:48 PM »
And then there's The Boss.  Can we do more than five?  :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Your top 5 singers
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
The way this topic is worded, "which five singers have had the most impact on you during your life", I think this means more than just a great voice, but encompasses so much more -- their influence on who we are. I think singers that are songwriters are today's poets, and that their words are more influential than maybe any other art form, at least they have been to me.  So these singers are people who have written their songs, and that those songs had purpose other than just sounding great. And that they have influenced my life. So the first two are easy:

1.  John Lennon
2.  George Harrison

One of the best lyricists, and a favorite singer of mine is Kurt Cobain. Gotta put him in at the next spot:
3.   Kurt Cobain

Gant's right about Bowie. His voice is amazing. He's also a great songwriter. He comes in next:
4.  David Bowie

Then it gets muddier... There's so many. Jim Morrison is one of my favorites, and a great lyricist. And Bono writes some great words. One of my favorite lines of all time is:  "If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel. On your knees boy."  I'm not even religious, but I find that lyric just so poetic and beautiful.

 I may be biased right now toward Tom Petty because I watched the George Harrison All Things Must Pass documentary on Netflix, and seeing the Traveling Wilbury's, and hearing Tom Petty's (a Wilbury's band member) stories of George Harrison made me want to hear more from him, and I am really enjoying his music again. These were songs that I've loved since High School, but he got pushed aside for a long time to make way for some others. Petty above Bob Dylan? Hmmm... I don't know man, I've been listening to his entire discography for the past couple of weeks, and I'm diggin' it.  So # 5 to

5.  Tom Petty

Thanks for the interesting topic, Gant! :)

So much snow! Meanwhile in Tennessee

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:25:29 AM »
Arise Sir Ringo!! :D

I missed this one. What took them so long?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »

I am really enjoying this -- extremely well done documentary on George Harrison. It's on Netflix! Give it a go!  O0

General Discussion / Re: All the prostitutes in Eastwoodland
« on: March 11, 2018, 02:37:47 PM »
She's also said to have played "Buxom Bess" in Any Which Way You Can ... anyone have an idea who that could be?

The young lady on the left. The resemblance is amazing. ;)

But by bringing this up, we did learn something ... who knew "Buxom Bess" was the same actress as "Girl With Whip"?  This is the Buxom Bess character in Any Which Way :

(The one on the left) ;)

You can't see the cleft in her chin in that image, but you can compare the teeth which match, the eye shape, and the long Roman nose.  When she's not smiling, you can see the cleft in her chin:

And I'll add in this other picture of Clemons from Honkytonk Man

General Discussion / Re: All the prostitutes in Eastwoodland
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:34:57 PM »
They don't look anything alike.  ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:30:44 PM »
I'm finally on the mend, after catching something awful when I went up to Philly for the Championship Parade a month ago. My friend's daughter was really sick, and I guess I caught it. But, I'm finally feeling pretty much back to normal again. It was great to be in Philly on one of the best days the city's had in my lifetime:

We had a room 12 stories up right on the parade route, and were able to go down and be in the throngs of the excitement, but also get away from it and have a warm place to view the parade, and great cheesesteak delivery from the restaurant below. In any case, I'm glad I got to be there, but not sure it was worth being so sick for so long.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dreams
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:17:43 PM »
So last night I had a dream that I was dating Holden Pike's sister, and she, her best friend, myself, Holden and his parents were hanging out together at theire parents' house on a Sunday afternoon. I thought we'd watch the football game, but Holden wanted to watch a bunch of really bad movies (or at least, I didn't have any expectation that they'd be good for some reason) and I kept waiting for the first movie to start, but there were only commercials that never ended. For some reason, we started discussing anime movies that he liked, and that he didn't like any anime series that was ever made. And then there was a food run. It actually felt like we were 18 years old, but not. Really weird dream. I can't believe Holden of all people showed up in my dreams... haven't thought of him in a long while. Maybe because the Oscars were just on the other night.  :idiot2:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, palooka!
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:19:59 PM »
Happy birthday, Palooka! Hope it's a great one!  8)

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:15:03 PM »
More than just a leather jacket:

Is this the one you're looking for?

General Discussion / Re: CLINT PICS!
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:08:54 PM »
Looks like the hat he wore in Firefox.

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:42:20 PM »
Great! I'll be looking for you and Mrs. Palooka!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:35:36 AM »
I'm going up to Philly for the parade. Did y'all see the footage of Broad Street last night? 50,000 Philadelphians celebrating in the streets. I got a strong dose of homesickness.

And then there's this, which is hilarious:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:53:21 PM »

And what a game it was! A fitting end to an amazing season.

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