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  1. Thanks, NJ. I watched the original. But will definitely check this out again.
  2. LOL. What's up, Larz? I can still recall back in the 80s when everybody was drinking that new fangled Corona with lime. You still rockin' the spandex and Capezios? That's a great beer. I drink Harp and Smithwick's all the time.
  3. Thought I'd start a thread so that folks can add their favorite libations over the course of the summer. Feel free to include wine/beer/drink suggestions, mixology, etc. Went wine/beer shopping earlier today. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my beer guy now carries Captain Lawrence Kolsch. I now have my summer go to beer. Will crack one open with pizza tonight. Never drank Kolsch (a style from Cologne, Germany) until two years ago. Now, it's one of my favorite brews. If Saranac would only sell sixes of their Kolsch instead of just including it in their Summer Sampler.
  4. Just saw this after Crusher quoted you. I agree. Thought that all these non-football items went in here.
  5. For those interested, the autopsy results confirmed that Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest. As suspected, James Gandolfini died of a heart attack. Autopsy results released Friday determined that the 51-year-old "Sopranos" star passed away on Wednesday from natural causes after suffering cardiac arrest. [Related: James Gandolfini's 20 Best Roles] Hospital officials announced the findings at a press conference, which was also attended by some Gandolfini family members, at Rome’sBoscolo Exedra Hotel. The actor had been staying at that hotel with his 13-year-old son, Michael, when he died. Emergency room physician Claudio Modini said that doctors had not noted any suspicious factors — including alcohol — on his medical report, according to CNN. A rep for the actor's family, Michael Kobold, read a statement as well, saying, "James came here on a vacation with his family… He had a wonderful day. He visited The Vatican and had dinner at the hotel with his son awaiting the arrival of his sister. Today we received the results of the autopsy,which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes. The autopsy further states that nothing else was found in his system. [Related: Why We Loved Tony Soprano] "We are all devastated by this loss. James was a devoted husband, a loving father of two children, a brother and cousin you could always count on. We thank you for the privacy you have afforded us during this difficult time." Additional details have emerged about Gandolfini's final days, who, in addition to enjoying a boys' weekend with his son to celebrate his eighth-grade graduation, was expected to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily this weekend. It was Michael who summoned help when his father did not respond to his knocks on the hotel bathroom door, said Tiziana Rocca, the head of a film festival, who spoke to Gandolfini's son by telephone, according to CNN. Hotel staff then broke down the door. [Related: 'Sopranos' Co-Stars and More Celebs React to James Gandolfini's Death] Despite the medical report findings that alcohol didn't play a factor in Gandolfini's death, a new report in New York Post claims the famed TV mobster had "at least eight alcoholic drinks" during what was his last meal at the hotel's outdoor restaurant. "Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a 'large portion' of foie gras," a hotel source told the paper. However, his family members weren't aware of any health problems — other than being overweight — that he suffered prior to his death, according to TMZ. While he had admitted to struggling with cocaine and alcohol in the past, "he was in near-perfect condition," a family insider told the website. Now that the cause of death has been established, the U.S. Embassy in Rome can issue a death certificate and the "Zero Dark Thirty" star's body can be transported to the United States. http://tv.yahoo.com/news/james-gandolfini-autopsy-confirms-cause-of-death-134733856.html
  6. Yup. That's what was said in a TV report on the matter. Tough to lose an important job like that when you have a family to support, mortgage to pay, etc. You know "they" would have made it impossible for these folks to ever get another position in that field.
  7. Or no white before Memorial Day. Just a bunch of repressed, uptight rich folks making stuff up.
  8. In this solo performance, Steve Winwood only adds to the magic of the Blind Faith gem. After all these years, Winwood is still in fine voice.
  9. It's said often, but LeBron truly is a freak on nature. Someone who is that huge and fast just blows my mind. The guy just shuts down Parker, then goes off shooting in a tight Game Seven. Incredible performance. As a Knick fan, I absolutely hated him a few years ago. But now respect his game (complete game), and think he has a chance to, at least, be in the conversation as the GOAT.
  10. I'm right with you on this, Bugg. He has so many great songs, but Quadrophenia may be Townshend's masterwork. Have you seen the BBC's "making of" documentary (Can You See the Real Me?") they show on Palladia? Very entertaining with lots of interesting backstory. here it is should you have an hour to kill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjzKZMX9I-o
  11. My son was bemused as well. They did a pretty good job of making those things look real. Thanks for the tip on TR 2. Think we'll skip it as a family movie. I'll just keep this shot of Kate as my memory.
  12. Geez. That bad? My son is almost 15 years-old and had never seen the original. We watched it the other night and he loved it.
  13. I haven't seen TR-2. Honestly, my only motivation in catching the flick is Kate Beckinsale.
  14. LOL. That's a good kid. Give him a hug.
  15. Great one from Gregory Peck's Dr. Mengele in The Boys from Brazil. ***NSFW***
  16. What a scene and performance by De Niro. The ultimate in defiance. I could watch that flick every day and find some aspect of Scorsese's genius that I missed. I met Jake a few times in the 80s. Super nice person always willing to talk about "the old days".
  17. I fit the bill. I like cooking with charcoal, too. Sometimes, especially when you're cooking for a family on a weeknight, having a gas grill allows you to get a meal done quick. It also makes cooking for one or two people more economical.
  18. LOL. Absolutely. There is always something to do.
  19. That's what I keep thinking. Up until recently, the 747 had been the work horse of the airline industry. They were/are the most reliable plane flying. Love the Benjamin Franklin quote. what a way with words. Thanks for the "real life" perspective from your days in the Navy (thanks for your service, BTW). I have a hard time believing it was the Navy, too. That's why i can't wait to hear what "new" information the former investigators might share. Back then, I thought Salinger was a crack pot. Now, maybe not. We'll see after the documentary airs.
  20. Never have the lines "My f**king daughter!?" or "You want some Sambuca with this!?" been so well emoted. One of my favorite Soprano scenes. RIP, "Tony". ***BRUTAL VIOLENCE. NOT SAFE FOR WORK*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeJdVwyTFfc
  21. LOL. Awesome addition to the thread. Watching Raging Bull, I still get scared for "Joey" when Jake is posing the query.
  22. Back when the tragedy happened (wow, almost 20 years ago now), so many people were questioning the final report. Not just conspiracy theorists, but respected individuals. What seems odd to me is that the 747, in operation since 1969, has never had a similar catastrophic failure of its fuel system. As you see from the grounding of the 787 because of the battery issues, design flaws such as those on TWA 800 just don't magically appear. The 747 was being flown by almost every carrier with no fuel tank problems. For me, I just want justice for the innocents who lost their lives, possibly because of a terrorist act or military (ours) accident.
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