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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 5:33pm

 pablo_valenta wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote: Man, how i loved Never Ending Story as a kid...and how i loved Das Boot as a man..
 
I saw Das Boot in the theater… it was astonishing. The opening shot took my breath away. 
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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 3:51pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
A lot more in his portfolio than I remembered.

One of a few of my favorite movie directors.



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 3:22pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

A lot more in his portfolio than I remembered.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 3:19pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Man, how i loved Never Ending Story as a kid...and how i loved Das Boot as a man..

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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 2:57pm

Wolfgang Petersen
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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 6:36am

One of the most unlikely TV personalities but Paul carved himself a real niche. His memorial is today. There will be a lot of tears and a lot of tall tales (especially as he was 6'4").

https://www.wfla.com/news/hill...
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 9:34pm

Lamont Dozier, of the legendary Motown Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team
etc etc 
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 6:10am

 miamizsun wrote:

took me a minute to realize who she was

took me back...rip judy


guess the carnival is over.  
I was a big fan of hers back in first grade.
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 6:03am

 kurtster wrote: 
took me a minute to realize who she was

took me back...rip judy
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 10:10pm

Judith Durham
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Posted: Aug 8, 2022 - 5:44pm

 Alexandra wrote:


She was a huge part of my "tweener" music and I absolutely loved her. I remember going in a big gang of fifth grade friends to see "Grease." Also a very kind and wonderful person, according to those who knew her. Rest in peace, Olivia. Thank you for everything you gave to music.


Man she went through multiple bouts with the big C. And the disappearance of her boyfriend. 
For the time she spent on Earth she really did entertain us with upbeat movies and songs. 
So I’m going to say one word Xanadu  
To Olivia 
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Posted: Aug 8, 2022 - 3:09pm

 rgio wrote:

She was a huge part of my "tweener" music and I absolutely loved her. I remember going in a big gang of fifth grade friends to see "Grease." Also a very kind and wonderful person, according to those who knew her. Rest in peace, Olivia. Thank you for everything you gave to music.

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Posted: Aug 8, 2022 - 2:41pm

Olivia Newton-John...73



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Posted: Aug 8, 2022 - 5:05am

Roger E. Mosley - made flying helicopters cool...

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/07...
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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 3:16pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

Yes I remember those 76 Union promotions.
Back there in '64- '66 I was a Sandy Koufax/ Don Drysdale fan. Us guys in the neighborhood would raid the the local 76 station and collect those styrofoam antennae balls. We made up many games with those pills. I remember badminton baseball was one of them. I still have one of them someplace around here.
One of 76's promo's was a 45 single with Sandy on one side and Don on the other being interviewed by Vin Scully.
I had that 45 for years. But my mom threw it away sometime after I got married. Thanks mom. 
I found out about that when I met Don Drysdale . Actually he called me one night... "Is this Kurt?'  Yes  "This is Don Drysdale."  Yeah. And I'm Sandy Koufax!  "No this is really Don Drysdale! I saw one of your textures you did for my neighbor and I want you to do my house." Okay.
So I scrambled to find that 45 to get autographed. Thanks mom. 

I did get 3 baseballs signed by him. And then he died about a week after I finished his house.




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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 1:11pm

 rgio wrote:

There are two factors in pace:  the pace of the game playing (length between pitches), and the pace of the other stuff (pitching changes, mound visits, TV time outs, stepping out of the batters box). 

While the pace of play is probably a bit slower than ever, it's the time spent on the non-baseball stuff that takes too long.  Pitching changes kill the pace at the end.  Cy Young averaged 8.12 innings per start.  Steve Carlton was over 7 (picked as a Phillie fan), Justin Verlander is averaging 6.5 innings per start, and he's one of the "horses" in the league.  The current Yankee starters this year....5.5 innings. 

That's where the game goes from "paced" to slow.  It's the non-baseball moments that Vin and others moan about.



and there is the replay.
why not eliminate some of the umping?
less arguing over balls and strikes.

ps, had started this discussion here  https://radioparadise.com/comm...
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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 12:58pm

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Right, so when announcers complain about the length of a game, I'm confused, because if it's a good movie, do you wish it ended sooner? Pass a rule that no movies should be longer than 90 minutes? I'll bet Vin never moaned about a game taking too long. 

There are two factors in pace:  the pace of the game playing (length between pitches), and the pace of the other stuff (pitching changes, mound visits, TV time outs, stepping out of the batters box). 

While the pace of play is probably a bit slower than ever, it's the time spent on the non-baseball stuff that takes too long.  Pitching changes kill the pace at the end.  Cy Young averaged 8.12 innings per start.  Steve Carlton was over 7 (picked as a Phillie fan), Justin Verlander is averaging 6.5 innings per start, and he's one of the "horses" in the league.  The current Yankee starters this year....5.5 innings. 

That's where the game goes from "paced" to slow.  It's the non-baseball moments that Vin and others moan about.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 12:18pm

 kurtster wrote:

Yes I remember those 76 Union promotions.
Back there in '64- '66 I was a Sandy Koufax/ Don Drysdale fan. Us guys in the neighborhood would raid the the local 76 station and collect those styrofoam antennae balls. We made up many games with those pills. I remember badminton baseball was one of them. I still have one of them someplace around here.
One of 76's promo's was a 45 single with Sandy on one side and Don on the other being interviewed by Vin Scully.
I had that 45 for years. But my mom threw it away sometime after I got married. Thanks mom.  I found out about that when I met Don Drysdale . Actually he called me one night... "Is this Kurt?'  Yes  "This is Don Drysdale."  Yeah. And I'm Sandy Koufax!  "No this is really Don Drysdale! I saw one of your textures you did for my neighbor and I want you to do my house." Okay.
So I scrambled to find that 45 to get autographed. Thanks mom. 
I did get 3 baseballs signed by him. And then he died about a week after I finished his house.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 10:07am

 rgio wrote:
More than a team, my grandfather (and Scully) loved the game.  The pace.  The sounds.   


Right, so when announcers complain about the length of a game, I'm confused, because if it's a good movie, do you wish it ended sooner? Pass a rule that no movies should be longer than 90 minutes? I'll bet Vin never moaned about a game taking too long. 
rgio

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 9:38am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
He used to tell a story when he was a small boy about seeing a newspaper in the window of the Chinese laundry in his neighborhood. The Yankees beat the Giants 16-4. He immediately felt sorry for the Giants and became a baseball fan and a Giants fan right then.

Scully was one of the last connections to a time when baseball was a Northeast/Mid-West game.  Multiple teams in Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Philly.  Three in NY.  The Mets/Yankees rivalry now isn't like the old ones...it's was more segregated (by geography).    Fans could turn on an owner or a team quickly, and embrace the other side overnight.  The Whiz Kids in Philly grabbed the city from the A's, who had been the better team for decades but did things to offend fans.  My grandfather lived in Camden and spoke of swimming across the Delaware with friends to get to games in Philly.  He was an A's fan who loved the Phillies the moment the A's left town.

More than a team, my grandfather (and Scully) loved the game.  The pace.  The sounds.   When the MLB went on strike in 1994, my grandfather would listen to minor league games on the radio.  He didn't know the players, but the game, on the radio, was how he spent his summers.

Now you can get revised betting lines after each pitch on your phone while you eat dinner. America's pastime is in the past.

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