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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
jchuzi #56142 09/11/20 02:44 PM
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Diana Rigg, best known for playing Emma Peel in The Avengers, but a fine actress as attested by her other films. I never had the pleasure of seeing her in the theater but I always enjoyed her movies. As a young man in the '60s, I had a crush on her as Mrs. Peel.
My wife was tolerant of my crush on Mrs. Peel. Forty and fifty years later when I saw Diana Rigg in contemporary performances on Public Television, she was still one of the most attractive women it has ever been my pleasure to watch perform. She always struck me as someone I would have genuinely enjoyed knowing.



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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
jchuzi #56146 09/11/20 05:50 PM
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Diana Rigg, ......... As a young man in the '60s, I had a crush on her as Mrs. Peel.
You and others in a definitely long, long line.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
ryck #56205 09/19/20 08:19 AM
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon
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As Justice Ginsburg passed her 80th birthday and 20th anniversary on the Supreme Court bench during President Barack Obama’s second term, she shrugged off a chorus of calls for her to retire in order to give a Democratic president the chance to name her replacement. She planned to stay “as long as I can do the job full steam,” she would say, sometimes adding, “There will be a president after this one, and I’m hopeful that that president will be a fine president.”
OUCH!
How sadly naive and self-serving. frown

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artie505 #56212 09/21/20 08:25 AM
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How sadly naive and self-serving. frown
But, on the other hand, in keeping with the non-politicality of the Court.

Rehnquist didn't retire to guarantee that Bush would select his successor, nor have any justices retired in response to Graham's recent call for them to do so to enable Trump to pick their replacements.

I've got to give her credit for upholding the integrity of the Court and hope that same integrity governs should the election wind up on its doorstep.

My apologies, RBG.


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donikatz #56300 09/29/20 03:00 PM
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Jazz critic and advocate, a man who definitely "had a way with words", Stanley Crouch.

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ryck #56409 10/06/20 10:51 PM
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One of the great pitchers and a New York Yankee legend: Whitey Ford


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jchuzi #56590 10/22/20 12:08 PM
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James Randi, aka The Amazing Randi. We need more like him to debunk the charlatans, not to mention the other names that he called them. Unfortunately, people are too willing to believe the hucksters.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
jchuzi #56738 11/01/20 11:15 AM
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The original James Bond and, IMHO, the best of them: Sean Connery. To my taste, all the subsequent actors who portrayed "Bond, James Bond", never came up to the charisma, menace, and sophistication that Connery embodied. He looked nothing like Ian Fleming's description (sort of like Hoagy Carmichael) but Fleming came to admire his performance. RIP, Sean.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
jchuzi #56746 11/01/20 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
The original James Bond and, IMHO, the best of them: Sean Connery. To my taste, all the subsequent actors who portrayed "Bond, James Bond", never came up to the charisma, menace, and sophistication that Connery embodied. He looked nothing like Ian Fleming's description (sort of like Hoagy Carmichael) but Fleming came to admire his performance. RIP, Sean.

Yeah, RIP, Sean Connery. Definitely an excellent, excellent actor! He always made each part he played that much more enjoyable! Of course he is primarily remembered for this role as James Bond, and for me, the two best James Bond movies featuring him are:

From Russia With Love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqAOf66o1Wg

Goldfinger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA65V-oLKa8

His interactions with "Q" were always funny!

But there are at least 3 non-Bond roles that I feel he really shined in:

The Untouchables:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZ6eaL3S2E

The Hunt For Red October:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWjJlErBPX4

The Rock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGVJx5mOtL8

And yes, there is of course Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

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Not just an American hero but the kind of person anyone, anywhere, can up look look up to.

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ryck #57252 12/09/20 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ryck
Not just an American hero but the kind of person anyone, anywhere, can up look.
Literally look up to!



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I'll have to watch "The Right Stuff" again. The portrayal of him by Sam Shepard was spot on! Certainly watching that movie gets me inspired.

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joemikeb #57255 12/09/20 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by joemikeb
Originally Posted by ryck
Not just an American hero but the kind of person anyone, anywhere, can up look.
Literally look up to!
Fixed. Thanks....getting dyslexic in my old age.


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ryck #57260 12/09/20 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ryck
Originally Posted by joemikeb
Originally Posted by ryck
Not just an American hero but the kind of person anyone, anywhere, can up look.
Literally look up to!
Fixed. Thanks....getting dyslexic in my old age.

Well, George Bernard Shaw said "That is impudence up with which I will not put" when he was corrected for ending a sentence with a preposition. I thought you were just following his comment. grin


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donikatz #57299 12/13/20 06:16 PM
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Ground-breaking country music star Charley Pride who was not only a talented act, he was also a class act.


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ryck #57304 12/14/20 12:03 PM
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The finest author of spy novels, IMO, John LeCarré, real name David Cornwell. His protagonists were nothing like James Bond and undoubtedly portrayed the world of espionage much more realistically.


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Phil Spector who rose to the top as a record producer but died in jail, a convicted murderer.


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ryck #57653 01/22/21 05:25 PM
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One of the all-time great baseball players: Henry Aaron. I read a comment, a long time ago, by a pitcher who had the unfortunate experience of pitching to Aaron (I don't remember his name, but he was one of the great pitchers). He said, "Trying to sneak a fastball past Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster."

RIP, Henry.


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jchuzi #57668 01/25/21 05:56 AM
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Two famous folks recently:

1. Tommy Lasorda - Fiery, but very successful, manager of the LA Dodgers.

2. Larry King - one of the best talk show hosts ever!

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Cloris Leachman, whom I will forever remember as Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein. Her comedic timing was impeccable, especially in the line "ovaltine?"


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....and for those that didn't get the gag, "Blücher" means GLUE in German. blush grin


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jchuzi #57693 01/28/21 05:17 PM
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"O-vuel-teen."

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Stage and screen star, Hal Holbrook. His portrayal of Mark Twain will always stand out.


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