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    New world record non typical

    Grampy, I think the power of "FACT" only works when you add it to the beginning of each statement. For example: FACT. Most hunters would like to see or shoot a big buck while deer hunting. FACT. Most hunters don't mind if they don't kill anything on a given hunt. Much more to hunting than killing. However you may get double points if you throw in a closing "FACT." FACT. Most hunters would still be out hunting, even if they couldn't shoot a buck. FACT. FACT. Hunting is something different for every individual. Not a one size fits all. FACT. That's like 200% of truth right there and therefore is incontestable.
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    Who Remembers This Show That Ran From 1972--75?

    ^^Let me clarify that for you.
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    Who Remembers This Show That Ran From 1972--75?

    There was some controversy about this, but, yes, it seems that Lee was pitching something similar at the time. After Kung Fu ended, Lee wrote a martial art fantasy feature called The Silent Flute or Circle of Iron, depending on which version you saw, as a vehicle for himself. Unfortunately, he died and the production was scrapped for a few years until the writers/producers picked it back up. With Lee gone they chose the only other Asian martial art actor they could find ... David Carradine. It's a little batshit crazy but worth a watch. Great double feature with The Perils Of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak.
  4. Two threads on Kung Fu? Have you considered starting one mega thread called Odysseus Searches the "Utube" for Nostalgic Bits of Old TV and Presents Them to You?
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    Who Remembers This Show That Ran From 1972--75?

    So everybody was ... Kung Fu Fighting?
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    Valentine's Day Tomorrow (Thursday)

    My wife left for her annual yoga trip to Mexico with a girlfriend yesterday (always on Valentine's Day ... what's up with that?) so I am at home with her cat, pizza, good whisky, cubans and movies on Lifetime. Could be worse.
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    Add Ontario to the region of euchre. In fact, I believe it is a commonwealth game. It was the first adult card game you learned after Snap and Go Fish (and 52 Pickup), and very popular in high school where there would be a dozen games every lunch. Competition, strategy, socialization, clear winners and losers - and no screens. Miss it.
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    "How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."
  9. Yet they continually get dinged by people who people who call them ugly. I'm not sophisticated enough to say why.
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    Great Day Today, What'd YOU Do?

    Thanks. Reddit is a rabbit hole I'm not sure I want to go down. That's one of things I like about this forum - it's a manageable size. As to drinking, I'm Irish so not sure I can live in a world where a drink isn't the answer to some problem. I say that jokingly, fully aware of the power of alcohol.
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    Great Day Today, What'd YOU Do?

    Quick update on my friend. He's now in isolation at the psych ward as he wants to leave and was getting agitated. He may be coming out of his pyschotic state and now is pissed he's in the hospital. This is a guy who likes control. As for myself, I went through a weird period when it was all over. After a weekend of intense focus, confusion, concern, stress, sleeplessness and the experience of the cops hauling my buddy out of my apt, I dropped into a little depression and a deep sadness that I couldn't shake. Running the scenarios over and over in my mind - what could have happened, what could I have done better? Though everything worked out perfectly in the end, I couldn't shake the feeling of sadness and the guilt. Had a long talk with my wife last night which helped immensely. Feeling better now but was really surprised at my reaction.
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    When is technology TOO much...?

    Everybody had a crush on Barbara Feldon.
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    Great Day Today, What'd YOU Do?

    Yes, I believe so. When I first saw him I thought he was on something. Then considered that he was off something. Due to his former profession he has ready access to any drug. Everything and anything is possible. Working in TV, I can assure you that there is no relationship between a neatly tied up hour of procedural TV and having your best friend handcuffed and dragged screaming from your apartment. I don't think he needs a straight jacket. I think what he needs now is the right drugs, counselling and his family. I do believe this was either totally out of his control or that little switch inside his head that modulated social behavior turned off and every thought came gushing out all at once. I think a part of him realized the stress I was under when he saw my attitude change on Day 2 and I told him that he couldn't stay on Sunday. That may have made him escalate the situation and push me into calling the police. He is that smart. I didn't feel concerned for our safety but I wasn't going to take a chance. That was the hardest part ... when to call it. I'm grateful that I was able to speak with his ex wife who dispassionately and professionally talked me into calling 911. I was too caught up in the emotion of the situation. I will admit that I broke a little when he was handcuffed screaming and I looked up to see my wife crying. Oh well, I think it''s probably okay to cry a little in 2019.
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    Great Day Today, What'd YOU Do?

    Sorry, I misread that. Raining bags of pot may be a better story.
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    Great Day Today, What'd YOU Do?

    Thanks. I shudder to think what would have happened if my wife and I weren't around. My guess is he would have become a statistic. No history at all. Very smart, big ego with regards to his smartness - believes he knows better than everyone else - but would listen to me and take my counsel. Generous to a fault. My aging mother who lives part time in Canada was having some trouble with her car and I called my buddy for a mechanic reccommendation as he is a car guy. He offered any of his cars to her for as long as she wanted. "Thanks, dude, but I don't think she can handle a Porsche." It seems that he started acting off at Christmas. My understanding that he and the GF having having issues which exploded on Friday. But they travelled down with another couple to go on this cruise so things were good enough. I don't think he would be an easy guy to live with and have some sympathy for her. HOWEVER, you find out that your live-together partner has just been taken from his friend's apt in handcuffs and admitted for a psych evaluation, you don't get on the goddamn boat. I hope his family acts quickly and has her removed from his place. May not be that easy. Anyway, just wanted to unload that. Thanks for the concern. Back to fun topics and Al Bundy's druggie grandma neighbour.