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Old 04-17-2018, 09:59 PM   #776
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My friends & I used to imitate some of his lines from "The Boys In Company C" during the early '80s but it wasn't until "Full Metal Jacket" did we learn R. Lee Ermey's name.

He was outstanding in that. As the story goes, he was originally hired as an advisor but felt that the actor playing the sergeant wasn't good enough so he sent a videotape to Kubrick auditioning for the role. Supposedly, it's a non-stop 15 minute barrage of verbal abuse from Ermey, barking orders & delivering insult after insult. No pauses, no repeating himself, the whole time being pelted with oranges and tennis balls! I would love to see that tape someday.

R.I.P. R.Lee

While I was in Comm School in the USMC, one of my classmates, LCP Barr's father served as a DI with SSGT Ermey. Barr kinda grew up with him and his family were "friends" (DIs often have complicated lives). Barr had mastered SSGT Ermey cadence to a T! So when our Platoon had to march somewhere he would shout the Cadence. It was pretty entertaining to see EVERY Marine stop and look for SSGT Ermey.

He was a big reason why I enlisted in the Suk. RIP


AND RIP to Barbra Bush. A first class first lady.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:12 PM   #777
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Since Joe called me out on the Gunny I can miss saying RIP to Bruno Sammartino. He used to workout wi5 my uncle back in the Burgh.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:57 AM   #778
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While I was in Comm School in the USMC, one of my classmates, LCP Barr's father served as a DI with SSGT Ermey. Barr kinda grew up with him and his family were "friends" (DIs often have complicated lives). Barr had mastered SSGT Ermey cadence to a T! So when our Platoon had to march somewhere he would shout the Cadence. It was pretty entertaining to see EVERY Marine stop and look for SSGT Ermey.

He was a big reason why I enlisted in the Suk. RIP


AND RIP to Barbra Bush. A first class first lady.


That she was. I was sad to hear of her passing.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:26 PM   #779
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Margot Kidder, 69. If my computer wasn't backed up I'd probably react the same.
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In 1996, Kidder was involved in a bizarre off-screen incident that made internationals headlines. She had been working on an autobiography when a virus infected her computer and caused her to lose three years worth of writing. After a data-retrieval company failed to restore her lost work, Kidder became manic depressive, convinced that the federal government and her then-husband/novelist Thomas McGuane were plotting to kill her.

In mid-April 1996, her family in Montana reported her missing. Kidder ended up in downtown L.A., dirty and without her purse ó according to reports, she had thrown it away because she thought it held a bomb ó and met a homeless man who vowed to look after her. Reports say she survived a rape attempt the next day, in which another homeless man kicked her in the stomach and also knocked caps off of her front teeth. She eventually was found by Glendale police and taken to UCLA Medical Center.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #780
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RIP Anthony Bourdain. I was a few years into my first Sommeleir job in Colorado when his Kitchen Confidential book was published. Was a fun read. Very sad. Only 61.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:35 PM   #781
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RIP Anthony Bourdain. I was a few years into my first Sommeleir job in Colorado when his Kitchen Confidential book was published. Was a fun read. Very sad. Only 61.

Did you ever meet him?
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:47 PM   #782
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No, while I liked a few of his books, I was not a huge fan of his whole image. I have a few thoughts as to what may have triggered this in him, but will keep it private.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:30 PM   #783
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Neil Simon

The obituary from the New York Times.

Among other things, the guy wrote Murder By Death. Funny stuff.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:34 AM   #784
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The obituary from the New York Times.

Among other things, the guy wrote Murder By Death. Funny stuff.

Thank you for this. I now have a reason to rewatch both Odd Couple and Murder by Death!
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:10 PM   #785
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Faye Spanos, namesake of the University of Pacific concert hall seen in Raiders and Crystal Skull, 92. Wife of LA Chargers owner Alex.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #786
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Burt Reynolds, the man who turned down Han Solo. What if he hadn't?
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:15 PM   #787
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Burt Reynolds, the man who turned down Han Solo. What if he hadn't?

If he hadn't, I'm certain I wouldn't have liked star wars nearly as much. Impossible to know what it would have been like but I think it would have been more of just another movie to me.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:36 PM   #788
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If he hadn't, I'm certain I wouldn't have liked star wars nearly as much. Impossible to know what it would have been like but I think it would have been more of just another movie to me.

I think he could have been better. At least as good.
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:11 PM   #789
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I think he could have been better. At least as good.

The "Ha Ha Ha son of a bitch! line would degrade on Burt's laugh.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:23 AM   #790
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The "Ha Ha Ha son of a bitch! line would degrade on Burt's laugh.

But we are talking about Han Solo which I think Burt would be awesome as
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #791
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My wife was born in Poland and did not move to the US until the mid 90s. As a result she did not live through the great era of Trucker movies. To celebrate Burt Reynolds I was able to convince her to watch Smokey and the Bandit (and #2). She laughed and hopefully I can convince her to watch Clint Eastwoods masterpiece Any Whichway movies.

Man, late 70 trucker movies were awesome.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:46 PM   #792
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But we are talking about Han Solo which I think Burt would be awesome as

Sorry, maybe for you but I am a Ford fan and they almost certainly wouldn't have been as good of movies for me without him.
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I think he could have been better. At least as good.
Yep, I concur.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:25 PM   #794
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Sorry, maybe for you but I am a Ford fan and they almost certainly wouldn't have been as good of movies for me without him.


Donít take me the wrong way. Huge Harrison Ford fan as well, but I think Reynolds would have knocked it out of the park as Han. I think he would have failed as Indy though.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:49 PM   #795
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RIP Stan Lee. Thanks for all the great Comics!
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:20 PM   #796
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RIP Stan Lee. Thanks for all the great Comics!


This one hurts. Met Stan 3 times and got a nice photo op with him up in Edmonton. Always fun to host him at our Calgary Expo, especially when Todd McFarlane was back home here with his old boss in tow a couple years ago. (this was Stan's final time in Calgary).
RIP and excelsior!
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:21 PM   #797
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By the dread Dormammu, I shall miss him.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:32 PM   #798
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The good news is that Stan Lee lived to see his heroes become bigger than Star Wars. I have often wondered if Iron Man II was in part a homage to Lee -- with the Howard Stark man-before-his-time storyline being a symbolic stand-in for Lee whose heroes he created were born before their time and had to wait for the golden age of CGI to come to life on screen.

Stan Lee was a mensch, a New Yorker, an Army soldier and a writer (not necessarily in that order). Some of the best things in life in my humble opinion.

I can't wait to see his last cameos -- which I assume will be either Avengers IV or Spider-Man Far From Home (which I think is still shooting). Either one will be fitting.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:26 AM   #799
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I can't wait to see his last cameos -- which I assume will be either Avengers IV or Spider-Man Far From Home (which I think is still shooting). Either one will be fitting.
Don't forget Captain Marvel.

(And I'm not sure his heroes are bigger than Star Wars. The MCU is the hot property now, but in another 10 years where will they be?)
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William Goldman

William Goldman has passed

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...William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The Presidentís Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends...

A true classic. Nay, master of his craft.
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