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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. 2 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    How about that whiney kid in "Shane"?


    I remember here years ago a lot of discussion about that kid. The problem is that the book (which is very good) is told from the point of view of the kid. So you had to have a kid, at least....

  2. How many French civilians, innocents under German conquest, died in the Normandy bombardments and the Normandy campaign? You could look it up.


    Not to mention other civilian casualties of the war our fathers and uncles fought, over Germany and over Japan.


    Fewer than Grant brought about, I little doubt.

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  3. 1 minute ago, Subdeacon Joe said:


    I keep thinking that it would have been a good role for Charles Bronson


    Interesting. He'd be a little hard core, maybe. And Quinn was Mexican, like Roberto Valdez.


    Hombre to my thinking is the most perfectly-realized Elmore Leonard Western on film, and with a really great cast. Indeed, a couple of touches actually improved a bit on the book.


    I'm with you and others on the Anthony Mann- Jimmie Stuart movies.


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  4. 1 minute ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Right now I would say


    Valdez Is Coming 


    Winchester 73


    I'll call with Hombre and The Man From Laramie. Both are on my top ten list.


    My favorite Western book is Valdez is Coming, the best of Elmore Leonard's great Westerns. The movie follows the book pretty well, but I always thought Burt Lancaster was miscast. Anthony Quinn would have been perfect in the role.....

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  5. The stuff and everything that has flowed from it has been the curse of our time and generation[s] for over 50 years now.


    Our cities are Pottervilles and we don't care. Pot shops everywhere; casinos too. Not a pretty picture anymore. Not to mention the other trash.

  6. I joined a fraternity at University of California, Berkeley, in 1966. At the time, Cal was the biggest "Greek" campus in the nation, with 60 or  more frats and 40-some sororities.


    We had a conventional rush, which was mostly freshmen, but included sophomores and even juniors at times. Now it is commonplace to rush older students, as there are  lots of transfers.


    I had a good time. We had fun, but there's a lot of exaggeration about  fraternities. I made some good friends that I still see from time to time, 56 years later.



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  7. 6 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    That says it all.  Changing it is just one more way for government to dick around with us over nothing of any importance whatsoever.


    It's been there all my life, at least as far as I can remember. Seems normal. Didn't know the gummint was messing with me...

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  8. We live on a leafy street with old-fashioned street lights and low porches, easy to trick or treat in, and we get a lot of kids. This year, about 250; not a record but not far off.


    When the Reeses and Tootsie Rolls ran out, it was down to saltwater taffy. Not much left over.

  9. Nothing new about a nail brush. Have had one in the shower for so many years it's getting worn. Not like those Amazon ones; looks more like a small hairbrush, but with stiff bristles.


    Nothing new under the sun; does a good job.

  10. Tips are payment for services. There are a lot of people out there, working hard, who rely on tips to produce the income on which they live. The tip system, for good or ill, is the system.


    To me, tips are an obligation, not a gift. A great waitress will get a big tip. A poor waitress will get a decent tip. I've never given less than 15%, for decades. And that's for mediocre service. 20%t for good service, and more for great service.


    Everybody has to make a living. Life is not easy for many in that business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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