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  1. Starring the great Sam Elliot. Going to see this tomorrrow. Trailer:
  2. I'll start with the most obvious one: Xanadu, Rush and Olivia Newton-John. Here's a bonus: All Night Long, Joe Walsh and Lionel Ritchie. Your turn.
  3. So very cool to hear your thoughts on this, Brother! I've always been fascinated by the ocean myself and grew up on The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau! Remember that one? It was even narrated by the golden-voiced Rod Serling! Any good doco about the ocean comes on and I am there, front and center, especially if it's about sharks, whales, or (my favorite) squid and octopus. Especially giant squid, now there's a fascinating creature and I'm glad they finally caught one of those on camera recently. Now there needs to be an expedition to find and film collossal squid. Speaking of, I read a very cool acccount a few years ago. A Navy submarine was put in drydock about 6 years ago. When they were inspecting the rubber nose cone, they found chitin hooks embedded in it. Now, squid have either chitin teeth or hooks in the suction cups of their tentacles for gripping prey, but the hooks the found in the sub's nose cone were much bigger than the hooks found in any known species of squid. The estimate was that this squid had to be about 150 feet long! They need to go out and find that thing, too! Remember: we know more about the moon than we do about the deep ocean. About Blackfish, I saw it, too after Les Stroud recommended it on his website and I too was out raged by how we treat those beautiful animals. I'm not a liberal activist either, but I agree: no more captive orcas! There's another documentary called The Cove about how the Japanese fisherman periodically round up dolphins and drag them into a shallow cove and just slaughter them wholesale. It will enrage you and it will make you cry but watch it regardless. Everyone should see it. These fishermen are violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and we should send in the Coast Guard and round their asses up and drag them off to be thrown in jail!! They also process and sell the dolphin meat and several Japanese kids who've eaten it are suffering from mercury poisoning. Now with the Fukushima radiation leak, who knows what they're consuming in the fish and/or dolphin nowadays? Great post, Earl! Thank you! P.S.: Yeah, Orca is a pretty great movie. It's got Richard "King Arthur" Harris for Pete's sake! And yeah, I've had a crush on Bo Derek ever since I saw 10 in the theater! :D OMG! YES! You are my brother too! I am so happy to have so many cool brothers and sisters on this forum after all the "stuff" I had to go through to prove my sanity. LOL! It's all good! Yes! We are all connected to the sea. I love your passion too for the ocean. I am a lucid dreamer Jack. I dream of the ocean almost nightly. Yes, maybe I am crazy. LOL! I am always in the ocean. Always on the beach with waves crashing around me and I'm covered in white foam. I swim with the orcas. I swim with the whales. I fly. I always swim into the ocean for safety in my dreams when the land or cities are under attack. I movie dream. I lucid dream. I could write screenplays based on my dream patterns. Not to get too deep but I think the ocean is my spirit guide. When I go to Maui I love to boogie board and body surf in the ocean. If feel confident and at peace in the ocean. So I was in Maui last year and I was at my favorite southern beach. Big Beach in McKenna. I was body surfing in some killer gnarly waves. Zoe my awesome daughter caught a pic of me in a sweet tube. I think was on on a boogie board actually. Anyway I was out there waiting for another wave and all of the sudden I see this transparent white ice cream cone head bobbing up and down in the water. This thing floated gracefully right by my chest! DUH!!! The light bulb went off in my head! It was a BOX JELLYFISH!!! I slowly swam away from that translucent vanilla ice cream cone and warned everyone else in the water! I believe the box jelly is the second deadliest creature on the Earth! That jelly swam right by my chest!! So I alerted everyone else near the box and they were tourists from other countries. I told them to stay away! Very dangerous jellyfish. They looked at me and laughed thinking it was a cute creature. I bolted out of the ocean. I was done. I survived. Amazing. Wow, very cool. I'm righ there with you: water is my element. When I was living in Wilmington, NC. I would go to the beach whenever I had time and the weather was nice and swim four miles, it was how I kept in shape. I did this, must have been fifty or sixty times but one day I was just plowing through the water, minding my own business and all of a sudden BOOM! I got rammed in the ribs. I turned around and saw a dorsal fin and the tip of a vertical tail. As best I can remember if was a ten-footer. Not sure what the species was. It's fin and back were brown so i'm fairly sure it was a bull shark. Anyway, after I had been frozen in place for about 4 seconds. I stood up in the water and slowly backed up all the way until I was on the shore. I kept my eye on the shark for as long as I could. It hung out for about 30 seconds (30 seconds of sheer terror, the longest of my life) amd it swam in a slow semi-circle and was probably trying to figure out if I was food or not then turned around and disapppeared. I don't know what attracted it to begin with. I had heard that sharks liked yellow so I wore gray swim trunks. My swim stroke was steady and rhythmic with no hard splashing. I'm pretty sure it saw me and just wanted to see what I was. It rammed me pretty hard, too. The spot came out in a bruise and my side was sore for about 36 hours. After that I joined the YMCA and used their pool! :D
  4. Roman J. Israel, Esquire. Simply outstandng.
  5. http://news.tacticalgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Right-FrontCyte.jpg
  6. Show is in a down right free fall for me. Very hard to stick with it at this point. I thought Fear The Walking Dead's last season is much better than this right now. Just really bad. I have lost interest in the characters....I don't care about them anymore. And the I just feel the plot has gone off the rails and feels recycled at this point. Terminus and The Governor were the high points and it has been all down hill since. Agreed. They're running out of sharks to jump.
  7. So very cool to hear your thoughts on this, Brother! I've always been fascinated by the ocean myself and grew up on The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau! Remember that one? It was even narrated by the golden-voiced Rod Serling! Any good doco about the ocean comes on and I am there, front and center, especially if it's about sharks, whales, or (my favorite) squid and octopus. Especially giant squid, now there's a fascinating creature and I'm glad they finally caught one of those on camera recently. Now there needs to be an expedition to find and film collossal squid. Speaking of, I read a very cool acccount a few years ago. A Navy submarine was put in drydock about 6 years ago. When they were inspecting the rubber nose cone, they found chitin hooks embedded in it. Now, squid have either chitin teeth or hooks in the suction cups of their tentacles for gripping prey, but the hooks the found in the sub's nose cone were much bigger than the hooks found in any known species of squid. The estimate was that this squid had to be about 150 feet long! They need to go out and find that thing, too! Remember: we know more about the moon than we do about the deep ocean. About Blackfish, I saw it, too after Les Stroud recommended it on his website and I too was out raged by how we treat those beautiful animals. I'm not a liberal activist either, but I agree: no more captive orcas! There's another documentary called The Cove about how the Japanese fisherman periodically round up dolphins and drag them into a shallow cove and just slaughter them wholesale. It will enrage you and it will make you cry but watch it regardless. Everyone should see it. These fishermen are violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and we should send in the Coast Guard and round their asses up and drag them off to be thrown in jail!! They also process and sell the dolphin meat and several Japanese kids who've eaten it are suffering from mercury poisoning. Now with the Fukushima radiation leak, who knows what they're consuming in the fish and/or dolphin nowadays? Great post, Earl! Thank you! P.S.: Yeah, Orca is a pretty great movie. It's got Richard "King Arthur" Harris for Pete's sake! And yeah, I've had a crush on Bo Derek ever since I saw 10 in the theater! :D
  8. You mean you look like an old man so you would look ridiculous in them? I've been told I look like a typical 50 something male so wearing Chucks would make it appear I would be trying to hard to hold on to my youth. Frankly, I don't care what people wear but if you're well into middle age and look like it, I'm going to laugh under my breath if you're wearing Chuck Taylors or have purple hair or are wearing a halter top or have numerous piercings or any number of other things. And if you're a woman of a certain age and are wearing those with a dress or skirt, I may laugh out loud. Roll the bones! What kind of shoes do you typically wear? At work I wear a couple of different pairs of running type shoes and outside of there, I wear similar ones or lace up casual shoes and the occasional boot. Thanks, I was just wondering. I'm not a shoe fetishist so don't worry about that! :D Personally, I like Merrells. You just like the idea of Merrells taking over the world don't you?? :D Everybody should wear 'em, they're great shoes! The MOABs are the best hiking boots are the best I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot!
  9. You mean you look like an old man so you would look ridiculous in them? I've been told I look like a typical 50 something male so wearing Chucks would make it appear I would be trying to hard to hold on to my youth. Frankly, I don't care what people wear but if you're well into middle age and look like it, I'm going to laugh under my breath if you're wearing Chuck Taylors or have purple hair or are wearing a halter top or have numerous piercings or any number of other things. And if you're a woman of a certain age and are wearing those with a dress or skirt, I may laugh out loud. Roll the bones! What kind of shoes do you typically wear? At work I wear a couple of different pairs of running type shoes and outside of there, I wear similar ones or lace up casual shoes and the occasional boot. Thanks, I was just wondering. I'm not a shoe fetishist so don't worry about that! :D Personally, I like Merrells.
  10. I've actually never owned any Chucks but I was the first one at my high school to wear checkerboard Vans! :D
  11. You mean you look like an old man so you would look ridiculous in them? I've been told I look like a typical 50 something male so wearing Chucks would make it appear I would be trying to hard to hold on to my youth. Frankly, I don't care what people wear but if you're well into middle age and look like it, I'm going to laugh under my breath if you're wearing Chuck Taylors or have purple hair or are wearing a halter top or have numerous piercings or any number of other things. And if you're a woman of a certain age and are wearing those with a dress or skirt, I may laugh out loud. Roll the bones! What kind of shoes do you typically wear?
  12. Third pic from the top are the sub & diver I was talking about in my last post! Thanks for posting it, ORF-man!
  13. Little plastic snap-together cars, divers with a submarine (the diver hooked to the sub, they would descend together and when they hit bottom the diver would detach and the sub would ascend back up to the surface). Tiny telescopes, compasses, I even remember a styrofoam kite that came in a box of Lucky Charms. You put it together and tied to a spool of thread and it worked great, even in light breezes.
  14. Only The Brave. Everyone should see it.
  15. Every time I see Gal Gadot smile I fall in love a little bit.
  16. I bet you involuntarily orgasm when you go to that site! I simply happen to be a knife collector who appreciates a quality blade. I do not sexually fetishize them and personally find such an idea revolting. Edited to add: Please accept my sincere apologies if you were joking, I've been accused of sexually fetishizing weapons too many times on this board before and knee-jerked, it just bugs the crap out of me when folks do that. I WAS joking, because I own 4 handguns, two rifles and get a lot of that same kind of teasing myself. of course there ARE people who are weird like that, but I hope to NEVER MEET THEM! I can appreciate the collecting of almost anything, for asthetics and such. Brother, I feel like a complete and utter heel. Once again, I humbly apologize. Tell you what, anyone ever gives you crap about weapons ever again, shoot me a message and we'll school 'em together! I've got your 6! No pun intended? I work on a federal installation where they don't legally allow employees or visitors to carry knives or guns but I carry a Spyderco Chaparral (it's thin and only has a 2 13/16 inch blade) anyway. I also have a small 4Sevens light that has a couple of lumen options up to 1020. In the car, I have 2 flashlights, also from 4Sevens, 1 is small and if I need to find something under a seat or look under the hood or in the trunk, and the other is a 2000 lumen monster for defensive purposes. For CC purposes, I have a Taurus Millennium G2 in .40 S&W. I'd like to sell that and get a Smith&Wesson M&P Shield in .45 ACP, but it's such a pita to legally sell a gun these days. Have you seen where some folks have had trouble with Milleniums going when they're shaken or jarred? There was a big hue and a cry about it some three or four years ago. P.S. No, no pun intended, I always say that. I am familiar with the problems and there was a recall and a class action suit but I have a G2 which supposedly doesn't have those problems. I haven't had any issues with it, at least not like that. Also, 4Sevens either went out of business or was sold in December. The owner posted a video that seemed to indicate he sold the company, but I can't find anything else about it. An update To our friends and customers,... I am pleased to announce that Prometheus Lights has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Foursevens brand and assets. The last few years have been an incredible journey for Foursevens (est. 2008), and Prometheus Lights (est. 2011). I’d like to thank David Chow, founder of Foursevens, for building an incredible company and strong brand in the marketplace. It is a humbling opportunity to build upon his great work and continue the Foursevens legacy. We both started years ago with the belief that innovative ideas and hard work could transform the humble flashlight into a powerful tool of the modern age. I want to assure our community that Prometheus Lights will remain focused on leading the market and fulfilling this mission. I met David back in 2012 and I have long admired Foursevens industry leadership, dedication to excellence, and customer-focused solutions while also contributing to a great community of enthusiasts. Some changes are in the pipeline, though I want to assure you that Foursevens will resemble the tried and true Foursevens that you have grown to love. We now have more resources to continue building products that delight our customers and deliver innovation for years to come. We are excited to share more about what we will be working on in the coming months. The possibilities are unlimited, and we are just getting started…stay tuned! Onward, upward, and thanks for your support, Jason Hui / founder, maker & owner Prometheus Lights The day before to posted this, I bought three Gold Armor Tactical Flashlights for use to find the miniscule parts I sometimes drop into the carpet in front of my chair so I can finish my models! I can't see ever needing another flashlight, these are so GREAT! Sorry, I would have tried your stuff before I bought had I known! Do you wear a headlamp when working on your models? If so, what kind? I like Petzl.
  17. Gotham By Gaslight, a really good "what if?" Batman story with a super-cool twist.
  18. My Aunt saw the Monkees & Hendrix when they came to NC. She says at the time she couldn't really get into Hendrix as she'd never heard music like that before and it was odd to her ears. However in retrospect she says that Hendrix was amazing and the Monkees were "merely okay".
  19. Just a heads-up. veteran's cards are now yours for the asking from the VA. You'll be able to get on your local bases and stuff like that. I look forward to shopping at the PX and comissary and saving some money.
  20. I remember the first time I heard that epic solo on "When The Heart Rules The Mind". It gave me chills and made me want to take up the guitar.
  21. Agreed on all counts and a big "me too!" regarding having those albums in heavy rotation back then!
  22. Oh God, mando-fun. Ugh. Not talking about the album, it's a military thing: "There will be a morale party this upcoming Saturday from 1400- 1800. All personnel not actually on duty are expected to attend." That kind of thing.
  23. I have relatives who live in Summerville, very near the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. That's about 5 miles away from me.
  24. 211 miles. Born in Greensboro, NC, live in Summervlle, SC.
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