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#34961 - 07/04/15 11:58 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Nicholas Winton, a British citizen who saved 650 Jewish children during the Holocaust by smuggling them out of Prague. He was 106 when he died.


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#35455 - 08/09/15 04:44 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: tacit]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Frank Gifford, a great player from my youth. At that time, football was actually a sport, not a vehicle for commercials and big money. (I now refuse to watch football because of the hype, violence, and commercialism.)

I never saw him play in person, but I used to watch NY Giants games on television, rooting for Gifford, Tittle, Shofner, and the whole crew.
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#35476 - 08/11/15 04:24 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
You'd think that there'd be footage of Gifford's legendary one-handed catch, but I can't find any.

(You forgot to mention "Big Red".)
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#35480 - 08/11/15 07:25 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: artie505
You'd think that there'd be footage of Gifford's legendary one-handed catch, but I can't find any.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-york-giants/0ap3000000433606/Beckham-catches-worldwide-attention

close 'nuff wink
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#35488 - 08/11/15 01:58 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for the link; I had actually found it before I posted, but the commercial with which the vid opened was so incredibly obnoxious that I closed the window immediately, particularly knowing that it wasn't Gifford.

I watched it this time - semi-tolerable commercial - and that was a great catch (I had already found a different vid of Beckham making a similar catch.), but don't forget that Gifford did it without "magnetic" gloves.

As I recall, he was coming across the middle, and he just plain bare-handed the ball...a diving catch! In my memory, it was a truly spectacular, not merely great, reception.(He probably had some stickum assistance, but that stuff didn't help all that much.)

I wonder about their comparative hand sizes.
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#35624 - 08/19/15 09:27 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Civil rights leader Julian Bond .
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#35817 - 08/30/15 03:25 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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#35822 - 08/31/15 05:05 AM Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76 [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Kept many of us from getting good night's rest by starting the Nightmare on Elm Street, among other things

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wes-craven-horror-maestro-dies-818806
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#35907 - 09/06/15 05:14 PM Re: Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76 [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Great stuff. Not a mere slasher, so many interesting levels to the Freddy movies (except Nightmare 2, which is just a slasher). Playing around in the sleep/wake worlds, the sequels playing on the characters' weaknesses instead of their fears, a boogie-man with good backstory. A self-funded, low budget thriller that became a big franchise.
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#36084 - 09/23/15 01:44 AM Yogi Berra [Re: slolerner]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Yogi Berra I saw him play at Yankee Stadium several times. He was one of the greats. RIP, Yogi.


Edited by jchuzi (09/23/15 03:21 AM)
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#36095 - 09/23/15 12:41 PM Re: Yogi Berra [Re: jchuzi]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
"It ain't over 'till it's over..." Not just one of baseball's greats, IMHO made baseball great.


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#36099 - 09/23/15 03:02 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: slolerner]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Anybody remember "Me he for Yoo Hoo"?
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#36102 - 09/23/15 03:55 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
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#36108 - 09/24/15 01:48 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Yup! He said that stuff, too. grin

He did have a way with words, didn't he?
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#36109 - 09/24/15 02:34 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Many times, his seemingly nonsensical pronouncements made a lot of sense (like "It ain't over till it's over.").
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#36127 - 09/24/15 05:44 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
To me, he was baseball. It was him, Billy Martin kicking dirt, the guys who made it fun and funny.

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#36454 - 10/15/15 02:42 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Canadian diplomat Ken Taylor who sheltered six Americans and helped them escape from Tehran in 1979.
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#37918 - 12/21/15 06:38 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Fifteen year-old hero, Zaevion Dobson, who gave his life to save his friends.
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#38014 - 12/28/15 12:14 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Not only a great basketball player, but a terrific entertainer too.. Meadowlark Lemon.
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#38211 - 01/11/16 12:02 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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David Bowie 1947-2016
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#38212 - 01/11/16 04:58 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Bob_00001]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Yes, and rock music is quite a bit poorer today. Here's the New York Times piece.
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#38225 - 01/12/16 01:49 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
David Bowie Allowed His Art to Deliver a Final [sic?] Message

Best passing ever! Totally within the man's ethos. Small wonder many thought it was a hoax. If anybody could return from beyond, it would be David Bowie. Ziggy and Major Tom got legs!

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#38350 - 01/17/16 07:15 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
His whole life was a work of art.

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#38368 - 01/20/16 10:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Eagles co-founder, Glenn Frey.
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#38392 - 01/23/16 04:09 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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For all who haven't been paying attention, this thread has now had more than 500,000 - that's one half of one million - views.

Maybe we're pushing the wrong product? tongue
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