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Gravdigr 02-09-2020 12:09 AM

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I dare ya.

Griff 02-09-2020 07:19 AM

I liked his portrayal of Pappy Boyington.

sexobon 02-09-2020 10:25 PM

Robert Conrad vs Lou Ferrigno (TV's The Incredible Hulk):


Pamela 02-13-2020 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1046259)
I liked his portrayal of Pappy Boyington.

It made for good TV, but Black Sheep Squadron was not anywhere close to real life, despite Greg Boyington consulting on the project. I've read two biographies on Major Boyington and in an interview he said as much.

The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators who happened to be either unassigned or available at the time when 214 was being assembled. Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.

Major Boyington was a colorful figure and fascinating to study.

xoxoxoBruce 02-14-2020 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators...

Isn't that the same thing? :lol:

Griff 02-14-2020 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
It made for good TV, but Black Sheep Squadron was not anywhere close to real life, despite Greg Boyington consulting on the project. I've read two biographies on Major Boyington and in an interview he said as much.

The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators who happened to be either unassigned or available at the time when 214 was being assembled. Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.

Major Boyington was a colorful figure and fascinating to study.

Definitely made for tv stuff. I think I'm gonna start reading on the 214.

BigV 02-14-2020 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
snip-- Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.
--snip

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1046562)
Isn't that the same thing? :lol:

what he said.

Gravdigr 02-20-2020 09:13 AM

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Aw, shit, man. Willona died.

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Ja'Net DuBois (who played 'Willona' on Good Times) died on Feb 17 of natural causes. She was either 74, 81, or 87.

Gravdigr 02-20-2020 09:20 AM

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Also, Kellye Nakahara, who played 'Nurse Kellye' on M*A*S*H,

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died of cancer on Feb 16. She was 73.

Gravdigr 02-22-2020 10:05 AM

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Iím not only the Hair Club president, but Iím also a client.
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Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling died Feb 19. He was 78.

Gravdigr 02-24-2020 10:26 AM

Katherine Johnson.

She wasn't famous, but she should have been.

BigV 02-24-2020 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1047191)
Katherine Johnson.

She wasn't famous, but she should have been.

was famous among nerds, John Glenn, and other npr listeners

xoxoxoBruce 02-24-2020 02:03 PM

Semi-famous, I had heard of her.



Maybe I'm a semi-nerd. :smack:

Griff 02-24-2020 02:07 PM

I didn't know her until the movie and surrounding buzz. smrt lady.

Gravdigr 02-27-2020 02:42 PM

Author/explorer Clive Cussler.

He was 88.


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