Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Okay . . . let's try this again.

Moderators: Shirley, Sabo, brian, DaveInSeattle, rass

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4949
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:34 am

Claudell Washington, a Rookie Baseball Sensation at 19, Dies at 65
The rookie sensation is a captivating character for sports fans, a blank canvas for the imagination. The young ballplayer with uncommon talent inspires awe, even among the greats.

So it was for the teenage Claudell Washington, who joined the Oakland Athletics in the summer of 1974, when he was 19, and fit seamlessly into their lineup. That October, he hit .571 in the World Series to help the A’s win their third championship in a row, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

User avatar
Sabo
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4913
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:33 am
Location: On the trail

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:16 am

Mallards rule.

So do cassowaries.

Baloney
Jesus Quintana
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:55 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Mr Maximum, snooker player Willie Thorne

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sport ... ed-66.html

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4949
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:18 pm


User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 12047
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:03 pm

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
Steve of phpBB
The Dude
Posts: 5261
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:33 am

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

User avatar
bfj
Donny
Posts: 2769
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:52 am

Steve beat me to it. This is the only reason I know her name.

Enjoy every sandwich.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21964
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am

Ian Holm.

Arguably, best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in the LOTR Trilogy, but had a spectacular "that guy" career for decades.

If you haven't seen The Sweet Hereafter and you feel like crying for a couple of hours, check it out. Absolutely incredible movie.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 16827
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 am

brian wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am
Ian Holm.

Arguably, best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in the LOTR Trilogy, but had a spectacular "that guy" career for decades.

If you haven't seen The Sweet Hereafter and you feel like crying for a couple of hours, check it out. Absolutely incredible movie.
Was pretty good in Alien, too.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6518
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 am

The Sweet Hereafter is first movie I thought of when I saw he passed. I've never been able to bring myself to watch it.
Muh.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21964
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:31 am

Giff wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 am
The Sweet Hereafter is first movie I thought of when I saw he passed. I've never been able to bring myself to watch it.
I'm not the best person to say it because I do it too (avoid great movies with uncomfortable subject matter), but it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. Like top 20 easily. Top candidate for one of those great movies you can really only watch once though like Requiem For A Dream, etc.

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6518
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:55 am

brian wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:31 am
Giff wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 am
The Sweet Hereafter is first movie I thought of when I saw he passed. I've never been able to bring myself to watch it.
I'm not the best person to say it because I do it too (avoid great movies with uncomfortable subject matter), but it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. Like top 20 easily. Top candidate for one of those great movies you can really only watch once though like Requiem For A Dream, etc.
The fact that the first movie you mentioned about watching only once is my go-to example for movies I can watch only once means I'll give it a shot.
Muh.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16506
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:15 am

FWIW, I golf with Sarah Polley's ex-husband.

And "The Sweet Hereafter" is a film that I just can't get up the nerve to watch.
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21964
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys, Batman Forever, St. Elmo's Fire and not afraid to throw some grease on an actor, especially in A Time To Kill, the greasiest, wettest movie ever made.

ETA: To clarify he directed one of the shittiest Batman movies.


User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:15 pm

*two


And yeah, that's exactly the aesthetic I wanted to see in Wild Things.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 7459
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:42 pm


User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 7459
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:45 pm

Also one less glass of champagne each year when the last NFL undefeated team loses. Dementia and Alzheimer’s
https://sports.yahoo.com/miami-dolphins ... 43796.html

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:58 pm

rass wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:15 pm
*two
OK, I'm probably one of those people who unfairly held those two Batman movies against him. Because he made a lot of films that I really liked. I'm pretty sure I have Falling Down here somewhere. That might be an interesting watch these days.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5724
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:40 pm

rass wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:58 pm
rass wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:15 pm
*two
OK, I'm probably one of those people who unfairly held those two Batman movies against him. Because he made a lot of films that I really liked. I'm pretty sure I have Falling Down here somewhere. That might be an interesting watch these days.
No, you should absolutely hold those movies against him. Those movies were even campier (and dumber) than the 1960's television show.

He's directed too many things for "The Lost Boys" to be a clear top five movie on his resume. That's a good, enjoyable movie, but has a lot more camp and subversion going for it than what there should be for a commercial/major movie studio director.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:54 pm

I saw someone on Twitter express it as "very few directors have made as many good movies and as many bad movies" as he did. Even if the Batman movies were a miss, he wholeheartedly swung for what he was aiming for with them.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21964
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:58 pm

He was unapologetic in his real life and in his movie-making and there's something to be said for that.

This interview from last year was a riot.

User avatar
Sabo
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4913
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:33 am
Location: On the trail

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:16 pm

Mallards rule.

So do cassowaries.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am

Benny Mardones

I swear we had a thread dedicated to the ridiculous creepiness of the Into The Night video at some point.

I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21964
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 am

There's nothing creepy about 30-year-old heroin addicts singing about being in love with 16-year-old girls.

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 20221
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:03 am

Strong disagree, Brian.
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
The Sybian
The Dude
Posts: 12563
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 am
Location: Working in the Crap Part of Jersey

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:22 am

Obviously, that video never gets made today. It was difficult to watch, just so creepy! How was that ever acceptable? I mean, the song opens with "she's just 16 years old, leave her alone, they say" so it opens with acknowledging the inappropriateness of the relationship. Jesus. Then factor is that he looks like Iggy Pop part way through transitioning into a female and it's just more weird [yes, I realize the unwokeness of this sentence, but fuck it. Cancel me in 5 years when Rass pulls this quote].
An honest to God cult of personality - formed around a failed steak salesman.
-Pruitt

Baloney
Jesus Quintana
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:55 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:14 pm



The Pakistani Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan broke the news which found 40% of pilots in Pakistain have fake pilot licenses, this follows an investigation that was launched back in February 2019.

Mr. Khan stated that “The inquiry which was initiated in February 2019 showed that 262 Pilots did not take the exam themselves” and that they had asked someone else to sit the exam on their behalf

Don't know if anyone here followed the A320 crash, it appears the pilot came in high and hot, landed on the engines, tried a go around but the engines were so badly damaged by the first "landing" that they flamed out and the plane came down short of the runway at the second attempted landing.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16506
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 pm

My son the airplane fanatic told me about this.

Jaw dropping and absolutely horrifying.
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 20221
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 pm

LOL why do you think experts are better at their areas of expertise than you would be. Sheep.
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
bfj
Donny
Posts: 2769
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Enjoy every sandwich.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 16827
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:42 am

I'm not giving own thread, but I still think the devil won the showdown with Johnny.


Charlie Daniels.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16506
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:46 am

A_B wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:42 am
I'm not giving own thread, but I still think the devil won the showdown with Johnny.


Charlie Daniels.
I shared an elevator with Charlie Daniels in Vegas, must have been close to 30 years ago. He didn;t look very spry then.



Some of the comments...
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4949
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:49 am

A_B wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:42 am
I'm not giving own thread, but I still think the devil won the showdown with Johnny.


Charlie Daniels.
We'll always have this:


User avatar
L-Jam3
Donny
Posts: 2783
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:43 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:50 am

I played violin back in elementary school. The Devil's piece required much greater skill and musicality.
My avatar corresponds on my place in the Swamp posting list with the all-time Home Run list. Number 45 is Andre "The Hawk" Dawson with 438.

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 20221
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:57 am

Wow that's really too bad he seemed like a good guy.
rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:17 pm

Was there a Swamp alias for him way back when? Or am I confusing him with non-hyphenated American (whose own legitimacy as an actual Swamper and not someone fucking around I occasionally questioned)?
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
bfj
Donny
Posts: 2769
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:05 pm

rass wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:17 pm
Was there a Swamp alias for him way back when? Or am I confusing him with non-hyphenated American (whose own legitimacy as an actual Swamper and not someone fucking around I occasionally questioned)?
I believe we got NHA after TT went and trolled a Charlie Daniels forum.
Enjoy every sandwich.

User avatar
govmentchedda
The Dude
Posts: 8208
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:13 pm

I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

User avatar
mister d
The Dude
Posts: 20221
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 pm

rass wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14288
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:26 pm

bfj wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:05 pm
rass wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:17 pm
Was there a Swamp alias for him way back when? Or am I confusing him with non-hyphenated American (whose own legitimacy as an actual Swamper and not someone fucking around I occasionally questioned)?
I believe we got NHA after TT went and trolled a Charlie Daniels forum.
Yeah, that sounds right. Thanks.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

Post Reply