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    Blue-Eyed Merle
  • Birthday 07/29/1962

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    Livin' long enough to see Pontiac Silverdome 1977 released on DVD. 1970 Bath, 1971 Japan soundboards, 1968 Europe and UK tours are also ones I hope to live long enough to see.

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  1. I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Wednesday the 18th: Ann Robinson. (she was also in the classic "War of the Worlds") appeared in person on this night for the 1954 film version of "Dragnet". Just the facts, ma'am. Noir stalwart Charles McGraw plays an Inspector Javert-type Insurance Investigator dogging Barry Sullivan and Dorothy Malone. It ends at the same Malibu beach house used in "Kiss Me, Deadly". Thursday the 19: Inspired by the famous Kefauver hearings. Great footage of Angels Flight and Bunker Hill before it was destroyed. This was director Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca", "Mildred Pierce") on the downside of his career. None of the three leads went on to have any kind of career. Tom Tryon was so brutalized by Otto Preminger in his next movie that he gave up acting and became a writer instead. But it does have a Nat "King" Cole scene and a young Elaine Stritch before her Broadway fame.
  2. I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Heading into the final weekend of Noir City Fest. This was the past week's delights. Monday April 16: Charlton Heston's leading-man debut...with the always smoky, sultry Lizabeth Scott. Bulldog Charles McGraw tracks down a robbery in his inimitable fashion. Tuesday the 17: One of the most-influential noirs, thanks to John Alton's incredible shadowy cinematography on location. The final sequence in the L.A. sewers is iconic...and beat "The Third Man"'s underground tunnel sequence by a year. A young Jack Webb steals his scenes as a forensic specialist. It was while filming this movie that Jack Webb got the idea for "Dragnet". Broderick Crawford doing what he does best.
  3. 2018 MLB season thread

    Yeah, but don't tell me you aren't sky-high after the Red Sox swept the Angels. Not to mention that the Bruins and Celtics are doing well in the playoffs while the Kings and Ducks got swept out and we didn't even have a team in the NBA playoffs. You've got the upper-hand right now.
  4. 2018 MLB season thread

    Pummeled. Oh well...it's only one game...only one game...only one game.
  5. And this. Although I rank "Walking Into Clarksdale" slightly above mediocre. 😏
  6. 2018 MLB season thread

    Boston at Angels for a three game series in which we should find out a little more about each team and how real they are in relation to their hot starts. David Price vs. Shohei Ohtani tonight.
  7. Never heard or read any inkling of John Paul Jones being asked to join the "Clarksdale" sessions.
  8. Random Thoughts v.3

    Life is much easier when you don't have to worry about the Coachella Music Festival.
  9. The Rest in Peace Thread

    Semper Fi, Gunny. https://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2018/04/17/remembering-r-lee-ermey-n2471535
  10. Why do we tolerate stealing?

    If you weren't blind as well as unable to comprehend simple English, you wouldn't be asking that question. I can't speak for the others but I was not attacking her, I was disagreeing with her position that YouTube clips equalled stealing. Whether or not someone is a progressive or not has no bearing to me. I don't care about political labels...conservative, liberal, progressive, libertarian, authoritarian...it matters to me not where a person is on the political stripe, only their actions and words.
  11. Why do we tolerate stealing?

    Since this thread was started by a progressive you are talking bollocks as usual.
  12. I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Excellent. Also just found out it was written by Tony Gilroy, who made "Michael Clayton" and "Duplicity" and wrote the Bourne movies.