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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 7:38:38 PM   
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Naw, Old Pete was a Bulldawg.  I think he was born in South Carolina, but spent much of his early life in NE Georgia, then after the war owned a hotel (and served as postmaster, I think) in Gainesville, Georgia.

When Lee surrendered at Appomattox, his two ranking lieutants were Georgians:  Longstreet and John Brown Gordon (who took over for Ewell after his capture).

After the war, Longstreet became involved in Republican politics, a big no-no for a Southerner.  He was also ostracized for criticizing Lee's choices at Gettysburg.  Longstreet was married to Julia Dent, a relative of U.S. Grant.  Longstreet also served in the govenment under Grant.  By the 1880s, Longstreet had become a bit of a pariah in the South.  He wasn't invited to a big Confederate veteran reunion, but showed up anyway.  When he entered the hall and people realized who it was, he received a rousing welcome.  He was "back in the family."  Longstreet (and Gordon, too) died in 1904.  Longstreet is buried in Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 7:45:08 PM   
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Dan, should we tell these guys about the double barreled cannon in Athens?

Not one of the finest moments for any Bulldawg... 

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 7:49:38 PM   
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Thanks, i didn't know all that. 

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:13:43 PM   
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Dan, should we tell these guys about the double barreled cannon in Athens?

Not one of the finest moments for any Bulldawg... 


Shhhh, I think John's engineers have rigged up somthing similar on his remaining CAs in our Forlorn Hopes game. He must be desperate...

Okay, Brad, but if yer gonna tell 'em about the double-barrelled cannon, you'll also have to mention the tree that owns itself, the Normaltown Flyers, REM, and Miss Nancy Jo Whitingslow.

Miss Nancy Jo was in two of my classes my second year at UGA. Everyone, including our Poli Sci professor, was in love with her. But li'l ol' innocent (and handsome, of course) me was dating a young lass from Warner Robins, so I kept my eyes to myself. Well, it seems that being the one guy who didn't pay any attention to Nancy Jo got her attention, so eventually she asked ME out.

A few months later, she won some beauty contest and appeared in Playboy. I told my mom about it, so she bought that issue for me while I was in the hospital recovering from minor surgery. (How many of you guys have had your mother buy you Playboy? She is, by the way, a classy and very conservative Southern lady; my mother I mean.)

Nancy Jo was classy too, but I don't know whether or not she was conservative, because I declined her offer of a date. I was, after all, involved with that young lass from Warner Robins.

How many of you guys declined a date from a Southern Belle who appeared in Playboy?

Alas, that's probably my sole claim to fame.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:21:55 PM   
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I have never heard that story from you  (I think) and after all the time we spent together with our campaigns in UV and here.  I am hurt MISTER!

As normal Allied Intelligence has the new Japanese invention all wrong.  Those ARE actually hundreds of tree trunks painted black or grey at Hyderabad, Banglaore, and we are aggressively advancing are tree cannon army towards Madras and Bombay!

I think Longstreet was was one of the best the South had.  He didn't have many bad days in the Fields and if Lee had listened to him at some Pennsylvania town in July of 1863 things might have been downright interesting.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:33:43 PM   
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i'm rather fond of General George H. Thomas myself..

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:34:20 PM   
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My wife (who is even prettier than Nancy Jo, but also very, very, VERY conservative) will kill me if she finds out I told that story.  But we're guys, right?  We gather together collegially to play this wonderful game, smoke an occasional stogey, and tell tales (some tall, some true, but always in good taste) from our past.  Say, I WOULD enjoy an evening spent in conversation with some o' you characters....as long as Tom Label and Elf bring their avatar "babes" too.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:48:08 PM   
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Well Dan, you'll always have the story about "the one who got away"...

Athens was a fun town in those days.

Here's a pic of our famous cannon:





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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:50:54 PM   
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How many of you guys declined a date from a Southern Belle who appeared in Playboy?



I'm Texan and this I know: Southern Belles don't appear in Playboy, or anyother skin magazine for that matter. A southern lady has manners and class. This person may have talked southern and may have been southern born, but she was no lady.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:55:33 PM   
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Naw, Nancy Jo she was a young lady.  She won some beauty contest in a honky tonk bar and as such her photo appeared in Playboy.  But she wasn't unclothed (I forgot to mention that little tidbit).

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:55:43 PM   
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This was the "Girls of the SEC" issue. There was a big controversy in the campus paper when Playboy posted the ad for prospective models. This was one of the few times that the feminists and the fundamentalists were in agreement, and I disagreed with them and you (Whipple, not Dan)... but I won't go into it any further as this borders on political talk... 

EDIT: Dan, was this the issue she was in?

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 8:56:17 PM   
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How many of you guys declined a date from a Southern Belle who appeared in Playboy?



I'm Texan and this I know: Southern Belles don't appear in Playboy, or anyother skin magazine for that matter. A southern lady has manners and class. This person may have talked southern and may have been southern born, but she was no lady.

Whipple

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I'm Texan and this I know: Southern Belles don't appear in Playboy, or anyother skin magazine for that matter. A southern lady has manners and class. This person may have talked southern and may have been southern born, but she was no lady.


I agree, most southern women don't appear in playboy, however in an ironic twist I did date a girl who did do playboy. No she did not look that way in high school rather she looked like a duck, but 20k in cosmetic surgery did get her into playboy. On a serious note, 85% of all women in florida are shall we say no southern belles, most have kids before 21 and I stand on my ground since over 50% my senior high school class were pregnant or had kids. I guess I just live in a screwed up place.

(true story about the playboy, don't hate me for dumping her, it was rather 3 dates that didn't pan out later on because I liked her friend more oops?)

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/20/2009 10:50:22 PM   
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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 1:21:58 AM   
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What a difficult question.
M10bob's quotes from Casablanca are classic; The scene from 'A Bridge Too Far' when the young officer shows Gen Browning the German tanks hidden in the woods, and Browning eventually says "I doubt they're fully serviceable"; anything Oddball did in Kelley's Heroes; to name but a very few on a very long list -

But I think maybe my favorite scene was the end of 'Master and Commander/ The Far Side Of The World'.
The sequence ran with Jack Aubrey discovering that the French 'doctor' was actually the French Captain of the Acheron. Jack, irritated, yells for Mr Mowett to change course to escort the Acheron to Valparaiso, and then apologetically tells Stephen - "the bird is flightless...it's not going anywhere (smile),...Mr Mowett,...beat to Quarters" followed by the sequence of all the activity on-board the frigate HMS Surprise as they clear for action - to the background music of Boccherini's concerto for cello and violin - just poetry.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 1:47:39 AM   
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Gandhi is one of my all time favorite movies.  The scene where he boards a train and "discovers" India is a great piece of film making.  3 and a half minutes of India rolling by with no dialog, just traditional Indian music.  As Brian described above - just poetry. 

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 2:02:20 AM   
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From "Saving Private Ryan":

Captain Hamill: You got to take Caen so you can take Saint Lo.
Captain Miller: You've got to take Saint Lo to take Valognes.
Captain Hamill: Valognes you got Cherbourg.
Captain Miller: Cherbourg you got Paris.
Captain Hamill: Paris you got Berlin.
Captain Miller: And then that big boat home.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 2:15:44 AM   
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From "Gettysburg":

Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: No disrespect to you brave men, but why are you fightin' this war?
Confederate prisoner: Why are you?
Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: Why to free the slaves, of course.
Confederate prisoner: I can't speak for some other folks, but I'm fightin' for my "rats".
Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: Your what?
Confederate prisoner: My "rats". The "rat" to live my life like I see fit. I don't know why we can't live our lives our way and you live yours. Live and let live I've heard so folks say ...

and ...

Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: [Chamberlain is addressing his junior officers before the Confederate assault on Little Round Top]
Gentlemen... the 83rd Pennsylvania, 44th New York, and 16th Michigan will be moving in to our right. But if you look to our left, you will see that there is no one there. It's because we're the end of the line. The Union army stops here. We are the flank. Do you understand, gentlemen? We cannot retreat. We cannot withdraw. We are going to have to be stubborn today ...

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 2:25:56 AM   
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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 4:04:38 AM   
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From "Gettysburg":

Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: No disrespect to you brave men, but why are you fightin' this war?
Confederate prisoner: Why are you?
Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: Why to free the slaves, of course.
Confederate prisoner: I can't speak for some other folks, but I'm fightin' for my "rats".
Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain: Your what?
Confederate prisoner: My "rats". The "rat" to live my life like I see fit. I don't know why we can't live our lives our way and you live yours. Live and let live I've heard so folks say ...

and ...

Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: [Chamberlain is addressing his junior officers before the Confederate assault on Little Round Top]
Gentlemen... the 83rd Pennsylvania, 44th New York, and 16th Michigan will be moving in to our right. But if you look to our left, you will see that there is no one there. It's because we're the end of the line. The Union army stops here. We are the flank. Do you understand, gentlemen? We cannot retreat. We cannot withdraw. We are going to have to be stubborn today ...


Great stuff! Wish Of Gods and Generals had been as good as Gettysburg...though Lang was fantastic as Stonewall.


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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 4:17:33 AM   
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Kenneth Branagh's version of Henry V

Henry addresses the English army prior to battle

"..... But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day"

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 5:07:39 AM   
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How many of you guys declined a date from a Southern Belle who appeared in Playboy?



There is a relatively unknown actress that has actually done a fair number of movies and TV shows (including a few topless ones) named Teresa Ganzel that I dated for a time back in high school until I met the woman that became my wife of 34 years now. She actually has the most beautiful black hair and is very intelligent. Problem is she has been typecast as a total ditz and blonde and thats all you ever see her play.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 9:47:10 AM   
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My favorite scene is in the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" during the "Ecstasy of Gold", when Eli Wallach is running past the tomb stones looking for Archie Stanton. As he runs faster the camera flies by the tomb stones so fast they become a blur.

And the music gets faster and louder and keeps pace with the camera as it speeds up. Than when Wallach stops, the music and the camera also stop. I was breathless the first time I saw that scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNh9f2Wwm0


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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 11:50:03 AM   
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To Misconduct:  Generally agree.  Most of Hollywood today is either a stick figure or silicon.  However, Kate Winslet is a beauty to beheld and all natural.  Check out her first movie, Heavenly Creatures, made when she was 18.

To Canoerebel:  Now that's guts, admitting to insanity like this. 

As to my favorite scene?

Wake Island.  It went something like this:

MAJ Caton (to McClosky who 'returned' a Japanese grenade to it's former owner):  Say that was a pretty good arm, you play football?

McClosky:  Notre Dame, '28

Caton:  VMI '28

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 12:41:58 PM   
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Great stuff! Wish Of Gods and Generals had been as good as Gettysburg...though Lang was fantastic as Stonewall.


Is this line from "Gettysburg" where G&G got its title from?

Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Generals can do anything. There's nothing so much like a god on earth as a General on a battlefield.

Too bad abt G&G; it was so long and so bad it never made TV (that I know of).

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 1:18:13 PM   
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The last scene of Flags of Our Fathers where the Marines are playing in the surf after I believe Doc Bradley passes on.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 5:11:43 PM   
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The Great William Holden in the Towering Inferno talking to his punk son in law.

"First I'm going to hang you out to dry. Then. I'm going to hang you!!!!"

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 6:19:57 PM   
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The court martial testimony of Capt. Queeg being cross examined by Barney Greenwald in The Caine Mutiny. In fact, the whole film is one of my favorites, but Bogart does a masterful piece of acting in that scene. And Fred MacMurray does a great job as the slime ball Keefer..






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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 6:38:36 PM   
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I always enjoyed the sceen in WATERLOO where the Irish Private of the Inniskillings is hauled in front of the Duke and ask to explain why he has some Belgian Farmer's pig in his pack.  "Well yer honour.., this wee pig had lost it's way and I were just tryin to help him find his way home."  To which Christopher Plummer (Wellington) replies, "Now there is a man who knows how to defend a hopeless position.  Make him a Corporal!".

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 7:17:10 PM   
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I always liked the Raiders scene where the sword guy is doing all the fancy moves and then Indy just pulls out a gun and shoots him. Always makes me laugh.

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RE: Off topic question, your fav movie scene? - 3/21/2009 8:42:06 PM   
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Favorite is probably True Romance - Dennis Hopper is being questioned by a mafioso (Christopher Walken) and Hopper is disparaging his Sicilian heritage.

Truly hilarious.

Second place is also Walken - Deer Hunter Russian Roulette scene.

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