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Big Blue Huddle / NFT-- Congrats to Kate Mara
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »

Congratulations to Kate Mara and Jamie Bell on their wedding this past weekend.

http://etcanada.com/news/241075/kate-mara-and-jamie-bell-tie-the-knot-see-the-pic/

Wising both of you all the best and hoping to see some new Giants fans pretty soon..

A Hearty Mazel Tov.   <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P 
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Big Blue Huddle / NFT A sad day--3 obits
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:27:22 AM »
Today, picking up my morning paper, I see 3 well know people have passed away.

Martin Landau--
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/movies/martin-landau-actor-academy-award-dies-89.html

I really got to know him in his role as Rollin Hand on Mission Impossible. Just a terrific actor who specialized in character actor roles but won an Oscar for his role in Ed Wood.  A big loss.

George Romero-
http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/george-a-romero-night-of-the-living-dead-creator-dies-at-77/ar-BBExJNQ?OCID=ansmsnnews

Many people may not know his name very well, but most sure know his movies. Night of the Living Dead has become a classic in the horror genre and set the scale for all others that followed. Right up to TV shows such as The Walking Dead. He set the bar very high and it will be hard to find some one who can reach it.

Bob Wolf
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/20082888/legendary-new-york-sports-broadcaster-bob-wolff-dies-96

What a joy to listen to. He has been around so long he even interviewed Babe Ruth.

May you all RIP
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/stacy-piagno-sonoma-stompers-pitcher-makes-history/ar-BBEz3TA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

Quote
Twenty years ago, Ila Borders made history when she became the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game.
Saturday night in Sonoma, California…history was made again.
With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, joined Borders as one of only three women to get a “W” against men.

Well, hail to the women.

I just recall a story in line with this. About 20 years ago, there was a woman's baseball team touring the country, the Colorado Silver Bullets  http://www.coloradosilverbullets.org/. They were scheduled to play an exhibition  game against the Mets old timers. I had the privilege of umpiring that game behind the plate. It was done at Shea Stadium before a regular season Mets game. The Mets old timers played for the sport of it but the Bullets were playing for real. In the end, the Bullets lost by one run, and I still have the headline article and the check from the Mets hanging on my wall. (Never cashed). But the point is, when women put their minds to it, they CAN keep up to the men on a general level.
(Click on the link and then scroll to their 1995 season and you can see the game against the Mets, June 17th,  that they lost 3-2)

Way to go ladies.
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The Front Porch / The Rocky Horror Picture Show
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:57:40 AM »
Don't know how many people have seen this cult favorite movie? I have seen it many times and though a real low budget, silly, campy (and a whole lot more adjectives) movie, it became a national phenomenon when it was shown as a midnight show at many theaters in the US. I have read about and seen the way people react when they go to these midnight showings, with people dressing in character, repeating or answering lines to the movie and just becoming a part of the 'show'. They throw rice at the wedding scene, have water guns spraying water in the rain scene, get up to dance to the 'Time Warp and many, many more. I Have never been to one of these performance, until last night. They a midnight showing in an outdoor movie setting where I live so myself and my DW decided to 'check it out'. Since we really weren't into all the gimmickry, we just brought our lawn chairs and sat back to watch. AND, you know what, it was great. There had to be 1000 people and about 1/2 were into the show. Just listening to them talk to the screen, answer the questions before they are asked nd just getting up to dance along, well it was great. If you have never done something like this and are a fan of the movie, if you EVER get that chance, so it. Hey, maybe next time, we will get up to the Time Warp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkplPbd2f60
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/2017-college-football-preview-top-25-bowl-projections-all-americans-and-more/ar-BBDG02T?ocid=spartanntp

So football, real football, is right around the corner, but before we start, colleges are ramping up also.
Now I'm not a college, rah-rah guy, but I do like to have some knowledge of who is who.

So what do you think of this site and it's opinions?
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The Front Porch / Game of Thrones
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:01:38 PM »
So are there any GOT people out there?

I am a huge fan, but rarely am I able to watch it when it is shown as I do not have HBO. I usually find ways to 'catch up' and then when the DVD's come out, I get them from our library. The DVD's have so much info that it takes me usually an hour and a half to watch the one hour episode as I am continually pausing it to see who is who and what they were up to last time we saw them.

anyway, just a tremendous series, liken to the Soprano's when that show was on. So much anticipation for each episode and each one is scrutinized so much. Unlike TWD, where cast members may disappear for weeks, maybe a month, on end, usually each episode of GOT, deals with each members problems or situation. They may not all be on every episode, but rarely does any character disappear for very long. AND, like TWD, NO character is safe on this show, as several main characters have been killed off, (especially, when you least expect it) and some even brought back to life (??).

So where were we when we last ended?

Recap of the last episode
http://gameofthrones.com/game-of-thrones/season-6/episode-10

This looks like another spellbinding season.   :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:

If you are new to the series and want to try and catch up, look at this link  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/

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Big Blue Huddle / NFT-- Best Patriotic Movies
« on: July 03, 2017, 04:11:47 PM »
Since it is so slow here and tomorrow is the 4th of July, many of the TV stations are showing what they feel are Patriotic movies and stuff, got me to thinking about what people see as Patriotism, especially, in the movies.

So, here are some of my BEST Patriotic movies of all time

1--Patton
2-Saving Pvt Ryan
3-Yankee Doodle Dandy
4-Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
5-Miracle
6-Rocky IV
7-The Right Stuff
8-How The West Was Won
9-Any John Wayne movie about WWII
10-Midway

So, what do YOU consider to be a Patriotic movie??


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The Front Porch / So you think you are good at solving mind puzzles?
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:51:25 PM »
Try this one

Albert and Bernard just met Cheryl. “When’s your birthday?” Albert asked Cheryl.
Cheryl thought a second and said, “I’m not going to tell you, but I’ll give you some clues.” She wrote down a list of 10 dates:

May 15, May 16, May 19
June 17, June 18
July 14, July 16
August 14, August 15, August 17

“My birthday is one of these,” she said.

Then Cheryl whispered in Albert’s ear the month — and only the month — of her birthday. To Bernard, she whispered the day, and only the day.
 
“Can you figure it out now?” she asked Albert.

Albert: I don’t know when your birthday is, but I know Bernard doesn’t know, either.

Bernard: I didn’t know originally, but now I do.

Albert: Well, now I know, too!

When is Cheryl’s birthday?


https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/science/a-math-problem-from-singapore-goes-viral-when-is-cheryls-birthday.html

Once explained it makes a lot of sense, but I never came near the explanation
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-vxdPwD-RY

An American classic of a TV show.

May not have been the best batman, but was endeared in the hearts of so many people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ElKrtUJ6o

You brought some major laughs into my life. May you RIP
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Big Blue Huddle / Ranking NFL starting quarterbacks from 1-32
« on: June 05, 2017, 08:59:48 PM »
So it's off season and there is nothing to write about, so anything ius better than nothing.

Personally, I was surprised at Eli's ranking

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/ranking-nfl-starting-quarterbacks-from-1-32/ar-BBC5KmO?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout
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The Front Porch / Hooray, my grandson likes me
« on: May 29, 2017, 07:48:42 PM »
MY son and his wife and my 3 grand kids were over for the Memorial Day holiday. My grandson is about 18 months old and in the past whenever I came near him, he burst into tears. But, wonder of wonders, this weekend he actually came to me, gave me a hug and the biggest smile, and actually wanted to play with me. (as much as one can play with an 18 year old). Just made my heart melt. Maybe for those that do not have grand kids, it could be hard to understand, bu when one runs up to you and gives you a big hug and just wants to b around you, it sort of makes the world a great place.

Now I jut have to work on the Giants angle and all will be well.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/nfl-made-a-change-to-overtime-that-has-fans-upset/ar-BBBsdL5?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout


Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but it is the first I've heard of it.

Changing OT from 15 minutes to 10, which probably means more ties. As has been said, what's the big deal for that extra 5 minutes. BAD change.
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