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« Reply #80 on: December 18, 2005, 09:58:57 PM »

Those of us who were here back then, we went over and over all this information so many times, from so many angles, I just burned out on it and got sick of essentially repeating myself for the eighty-third time on this topic or that. I know this was years ago now, and the majority of those people I thrashed it out with have gone, but to me it does still seem like yesterday, and I just can't rev up the same energy to talk about the minutiae of Eastwood's entire filmography. Been there, done that...for years. I love Clint's films even more now than I did then, I just can't stand the sound of my own voice discussing them anymore.

  This sums up my thoughts exactly...I've burned myself out on Eastwood discussion, though every now and then I'll see a thread where I feel that I can add something new.
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« Reply #81 on: December 18, 2005, 09:59:23 PM »

Me too, unfortunately.  :-\
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« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2005, 10:00:47 PM »

  Remember that weird rating system?  Stars I think it was...All it took was one bad argument or an arch-nemesis on the board you got lowered.  I had a full rating and then some knucklehead argued with me about "Silverado".  The next time I logged in I was less one star (or whatever the rating was).

Yup. Hated that star system.
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« Reply #83 on: December 18, 2005, 10:03:13 PM »

Another post I remember fondly, though I honestly don't even remember which era of the board it came in, was when some new member logged on and asked for Clint Eastwood's home address in Carmel and how to distinguish his driveway from the others in the neighborhood. I went on a long, detailed, rant as if I were a stalker who had every detail of the man's life, down to the PIN on his bank card.



But now I'm starting to feel like an old fart trying to describe to some little kid how perfectly Pee Wee Reese could drag a bunt down the first base line at Ebbets Field.
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« Reply #84 on: December 18, 2005, 10:04:45 PM »


KC, did you save or find that thread about Eastwood porno titles?

No ...  :(

I still have this one though ... one of my all time faves. We were discussing possible "Future Co-Stars" ... these three posts are all from 07-02-99.

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How about reuniting him with Eli Wallach?

It was just running through my mind the other day, "Man with No Name, hmm, was there ever a Name with No Man? And the answer that occurred to me was, "Sure, Godot. They're always talking about him, but he never shows." (That's Sam Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, for the youngsters and those of you older folks who wouldn't be caught dead in a so-called "legitimate" theater.)

So ... can't you see it?

"Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach ARE Vladimir and Estragon in SAMUEL BECKETT'S WAITING FOR GODOT! (the motion picture) This summer ... Only in cinemas!"

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Yup, it writes itself. Here's the trailer:

   
    Eastwood.

    Wallach.

    Two old bounty hunters looking for one last score. The reward will be paid for the return of one man - dead or alive. The man: the elusive French bandito Godot!

    International superstar Gerard Depardieu is le desperado Godot.

    They lay in ambush...

    waiting, with sixguns loaded...

    waiting, with furrowed brows...

    waiting, with blood in their hearts...

    waiting...FOR GODOT!

    Warner Brothers presents a Malpaso production. Clint Eastwood IS WAITING FOR GODOT......and Clint always gets his man.

    - close up of Clint, squinting in the sun. He smiles. A cacophony of gunshots ring out as the thumping score crescendos!

    *Score by Ennio Morricone. Script & dialogue by David Mamet. Based (very loosely) on Sammy Beckett's play. Directed, of course, by Clint Eastwood.

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Somebody call Mamet, quick. I think we've got a winner here.

(Hard to believe but we didn't have smileys way back then!  )
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« Reply #85 on: December 18, 2005, 10:06:43 PM »

Reading back over some of these posts and topics from years ago, it's really why I rarely have anything to add in the "on-topic" Eastwood forums the past couple years. Those of us who were here back then, we went over and over all this information so many times, from so many angles, I just burned out on it and got sick of essentially repeating myself for the eighty-third time on this topic or that. I know this was years ago now, and the majority of those people I thrashed it out with have gone, but to me it does still seem like yesterday, and I just can't rev up the same energy to talk about the minutiae of Eastwood's entire filmography. Been there, done that...for years. I love Clint's films even more now than I did then, I just can't stand the sound of my own voice discussing them anymore.

Yup, even I find it hard to add much to the discussions in the past few years. I do enjoy finding and posting factual information, though.
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« Reply #86 on: December 18, 2005, 10:13:34 PM »

  The dumbest post of all time that I can remember was from a guy (the handle was Joe or John) that always talked about wrestling, even moreso than the Steven Seagal guy talked about Seagal.  Anyway, the thread subject was about the U.S. spy plane crashing in China.  It had just happened and a bunch of us are talking about it and what is happening with the crew.  GMAT and AKA23 were both in the thread.  The conversation slowly swerves towards the U.S. response.  So this guy Joe chimes in and says that we should (paraphrasing) "...attack China, because those bastards attacked us first in WWII and can't be trusted."  I remember laughing for about ten minutes.
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« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2005, 10:14:38 PM »

Jack!

He's the same one who asked what semen was. Yes, he really did. And no, we didn't (really) answer him.

(Man, I wish we still had these threads, or that they were all archived on that cool search engine KC found.)
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« Reply #88 on: December 18, 2005, 10:18:04 PM »

  The dumbest post of all time that I can remember was from a guy (the handle was Joe or John) that always talked about wrestling, even moreso than the Steven Seagal guy talked about Seagal.  Anyway, the thread subject was about the U.S. spy plane crashing in China.  It had just happened and a bunch of us are talking about it and what is happening with the crew.  GMAT and AKA23 were both in the thread.  The conversation slowly swerves towards the U.S. response.  So this guy Joe chimes in and says that we should (paraphrasing) "...attack China, because those bastards attacked us first in WWII and can't be trusted."  I remember laughing for about ten minutes.

That must have been around April 1, 2001 ... that's when the incident occurred, according to several links a fast Google search turned up.
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« Reply #89 on: December 18, 2005, 10:19:23 PM »

Jack!

He's the same one who asked what semen was. Yes, he really did. And no, we didn't (really) answer him.

  Thats his name!  Oh man he was hilarious; way more unintentionally funny than Gunny ever was.  The guy would post at length about how great Hulk Hogan and other wrestlers were, and maybe two people would have one sentence responses.  Then he would try to keep the thread going by basically chatting with himself about wrestling.

  I don't remember the semen question...Yikes?!
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« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2005, 10:26:05 PM »

I remember his WWW threads... he posted to tell us all about them after each weekly broadcast.


  I don't remember the semen question...Yikes?!

Can't remember why he asked about semen. It's not a word that comes up often on the board. But, God we were laughing at that. Gino, Stranger, Daisy and I all sorta answered him, in our own way. I don't think he ever really came back again once he got the gist of what it was.
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« Reply #91 on: December 18, 2005, 11:23:06 PM »

Reading back over some of these posts and topics from years ago, it's really why I rarely have anything to add in the "on-topic" Eastwood forums the past couple years. Those of us who were here back then, we went over and over all this information so many times, from so many angles, I just burned out on it and got sick of essentially repeating myself for the eighty-third time on this topic or that.

I was only thinking of this a few weeks back.I couldn't work out how Holden with all his knowledge on films is hardly ever in the on topic threads,but of course the CEWB has been here a few years before I showed up.
It's been fun reading everyone's posts about the old days and the links to the old board and I only wish I had joined the board earlier.
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« Reply #92 on: December 19, 2005, 12:12:59 AM »

Can't remember why he asked about semen. It's not a word that comes up often on the board. But, God we were laughing at that. Gino, Stranger, Daisy and I all sorta answered him...

  Haha, ya.  Strangely its not discussed at length on here.

  Ahh Daisy...I don't see her around here much anymore, been a few years I think.  The day her and I got to arguing about Lazenby as James Bond was when I found out my cars had been busted into the night before... >:(   I remember D'amb posting months later that his place was broken into...
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« Reply #93 on: December 19, 2005, 12:14:38 AM »

Coincidentally, I noticed that Daisy's birthday is on the "Board Announcements" section. Christmas Day.

Daisy was always controversial, often hysterical, and sometimes annoying as hell. But, I liked her (most of the time).  :)

She's welcome back here anytime... until she winds up in one of her serious rows with another member, at least.  ;)
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« Reply #94 on: December 19, 2005, 12:29:58 AM »

  I recall Daisy saying something in one of her last posts about being busy with her kids, or something like that.

  Even considering the people that leave or take long breaks, its really amazing how people stay here and (mostly) get along.  I'm semi-regular on a couple fitness webboards, and man they either turnover 100% or close down completely roughly every 2-3 years.  And feuds abound!
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« Reply #95 on: December 19, 2005, 12:36:49 AM »

Wow you guys are so old!!!  Wow.  JK.   ;)

That's cool that you all have been here so long and have stayed such good friends.  That's awesome.   O0 ;D
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« Reply #96 on: December 19, 2005, 01:13:22 AM »

I can tell this is a great thread, because I'm up until 2:00 AM on the board, and it's been months since I've been up this late.


  Even considering the people that leave or take long breaks, its really amazing how people stay here and (mostly) get along.  I'm semi-regular on a couple fitness webboards, and man they either turnover 100% or close down completely roughly every 2-3 years.  And feuds abound!

Yeah, I think there's something special about this board. We've had some pretty serious feuds here, but most of the time, we get past the hurt feelings and move on.

I'd just like to say....  one thing that I've found that really surprises me is that I'm mistaken so often for being angry when I'm really just seriously discussing something. I've really irritated some members in the past who have thought I was really angry with them, complained about me to others and the other mods, etc. And I'd 95% of the time be really surprised, because I was just enjoying an intelligent discussion. I'd read and re-read my posts and not see the anger that they'd see. So... just to let everyone know, for future reference... IF I ever get into another debate again... I'm probably NOT angry. It's pretty hard to mistake my anger when I actually am angry, though. I think that's usually pretty clear. But, even the most agreeable and friendliest people occasionally get a little ticked off, so .... that's just part of being a long-time member with 16,000 posts in five years.

I should also mention that with the exception of KC, there's only been one member here who has ever corrected me and NOT gotten a debate.

Guess who? It was Christopher!
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« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2005, 01:32:55 AM »

I should also mention that with the exception of KC, there's only been one member here who has ever corrected me and NOT gotten a debate.

Guess who? It was Christopher!

  Oh yeah!   That was when you casually mentioned that Lindsay Lohan was 18...and Christopher corrected you with, "Its 18 years, 4 months, 13 days, and 6 hours to be exact Matt."
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« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2005, 03:09:07 AM »

It was nice reading your old posts ... and nice to see that you never lost touch over the years.
Thanks for posting the links to the "old board" too. I didn't know what it looked like until tonight.

'97!  :o That's a long time! Yep, you guys are really old  ;D

As I see it, not much has changed. It's always been a great place to hang out.
I just realized how blessed we were to be members of this board  :)

I just hope that in a few years, the younger members will  feel as nostalgic as you felt tonight when they will talk about this board and their members, about the old times  ;)
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« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2005, 03:09:27 AM »

just to let everyone know, for future reference... IF I ever get into another debate again... I'm probably NOT angry.

Good to know,as it could get lively in The Beatles survivor thread shortly especially concerning ONE song. ;D
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