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Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 9:06:41 PM   
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A few days ago, I got in a mood to watch one of the most accurate World War Two movies EVER made. Great actors, excellent story, and fantastic action awaited my youngest son and I as we watched--you guessed it--KELLY'S HEROES!

About an hour into this classic, spellbinding war movie, Chris looks over at me (it might have been when Oddball's three Shermans were rolling thru the train yard with "I've Been Working on the Railroad" playing on the loud speaker) and says "doesn't your friend in Georgia HATE this movie??" Immediately I corrected him to say that Dan LOVES this movie and watches it for historical accuracy at least once a year!!

A toast to my friend, long-time opponent and editor of the delightful Georgia Backroads MISTER Dan Roper. You know him better as Canoerebel. Miss seeing him here and know he is doing well.

CHEERS!

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 9:24:03 PM   
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Oh yes, I miss him as well - but not with a weapon.

He loves that movie and another one about some visitors to the Hawaiian Islands on 7 December 1941. I will admit, that I never did watch that movie even though it is historically very accurate.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 9:28:41 PM   
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Who says Kelly's Heroes aren't historically correct. Everyone knows that Kelly's Heroes is accurate ....GP

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 9:31:14 PM   
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Oh yes, I miss him as well - but not with a weapon.

He loves that movie and another one about some visitors to the Hawaiian Islands on 7 December 1941. I will admit, that I never did watch that movie even though it is historically very accurate.



Don't mention the movie that shall not be mentioned. That would be bad ....GP

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 9:43:25 PM   
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Here we go again....

Hey, maybe if was say Kelly's Hero's three times Dan will reappear.

Now I gotta watch that movie again, happens every time someone brings it up. Let's see, where did I put that DVD.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 11:19:50 PM   
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Closing eyes...



"Kelly's Heroes"

"Kelly's Heroes"

"Kelly's Heroes"






...did that WORK???


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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 11:20:23 PM   
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Can you get him out of WitP:AE retirement?

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 11:24:50 PM   
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We've always talked about one, last monumentus match...

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/14/2021 11:28:30 PM   
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Old AE players don't retire, they just fade away....GP

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 6:21:25 AM   
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Kelly's Heroes....now...THAT is a movie.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 8:16:56 AM   
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I like the way they often avoided shots of the running gear of the 'Tigers'. They even seem to put obstacles in the way sometimes, so you couldn't see the T34's Christie type road wheels.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 8:01:52 PM   
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Look, you miscreants, I've never left this forum, lurking almost daily. I am compiling dossiers on each of you, against the day that you might be nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. I'm pretty sure I already have enough to stop Chickenboy's candidacy. Heck, he might not can even leave his house these days.

As for Kelly's Heroes, I've said my piece. That illegitimate movie's groovy vibe is anathema to reputable historians and lovers of the arts. If I'm in the mood for Clint Eastwood and accurate history, I'll turn to Where Eagles Dare, thank you.

On a personal note, a month ago I did a long, solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. I did 100 miles in six days, which is traveling, given my age. On the second day, May 12, it snowed and sleeted all morning. That was unexpected. But I pushed too hard for too long, so that I was never more ready to get off the trial and return home. On the afternoon of the sixth day, as I made my way down from the Dragons Tooth near Catawba, Virginia, even the lovely songs of the scarlet tanager and ovenbird became detestable noise, physically and mentally oppressive. When spring birdsong becomes oppressive it's time to go home.

I hope you all are well.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 8:41:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Look, you miscreants, I've never left this forum, lurking almost daily. I am compiling dossiers on each of you, against the day that you might be nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. I'm pretty sure I already have enough to stop Chickenboy's candidacy. Heck, he might not can even leave his house these days.

As for Kelly's Heroes, I've said my piece. That illegitimate movie's groovy vibe is anathema to reputable historians and lovers of the arts. If I'm in the mood for Clint Eastwood and accurate history, I'll turn to Where Eagles Dare, thank you.

On a personal note, a month ago I did a long, solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. I did 100 miles in six days, which is traveling, given my age. On the second day, May 12, it snowed and sleeted all morning. That was unexpected. But I pushed too hard for too long, so that I was never more ready to get off the trial and return home. On the afternoon of the sixth day, as I made my way down from the Dragons Tooth near Catawba, Virginia, even the lovely songs of the scarlet tanager and ovenbird became detestable noise, physically and mentally oppressive. When spring birdsong becomes oppressive it's time to go home.

I hope you all are well.



I'm glad that you are feeling well enough to hike. . At your age ....GP

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 8:47:18 PM   
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I think that your problem on that little walk is that you got too tired and sore while the pretty little birdies were chirping merrily away. You should have stopped, pulled out a portable DVD player or something and watched not just Kelly's Heroes but also another movie which I will not name here. Then, your perspective would have changed. Plus you would have been really motivated . . .

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 9:06:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Look, you miscreants, I've never left this forum, lurking almost daily. I am compiling dossiers on each of you, against the day that you might be nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. I'm pretty sure I already have enough to stop Chickenboy's candidacy. Heck, he might not can even leave his house these days.

As for Kelly's Heroes, I've said my piece. That illegitimate movie's groovy vibe is anathema to reputable historians and lovers of the arts. If I'm in the mood for Clint Eastwood and accurate history, I'll turn to Where Eagles Dare, thank you.

On a personal note, a month ago I did a long, solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. I did 100 miles in six days, which is traveling, given my age. On the second day, May 12, it snowed and sleeted all morning. That was unexpected. But I pushed too hard for too long, so that I was never more ready to get off the trial and return home. On the afternoon of the sixth day, as I made my way down from the Dragons Tooth near Catawba, Virginia, even the lovely songs of the scarlet tanager and ovenbird became detestable noise, physically and mentally oppressive. When spring birdsong becomes oppressive it's time to go home.

I hope you all are well.


Now THAT is what I am talking about! Hello Sir. Miss you bunches.

Was getting a little worried and nearly picked up--GASP--the phone to check-up on you. Glad you are well.


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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/15/2021 10:23:30 PM   
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Always above the fray - glad to hear you got through the endurance test with no medical harm! Was there anyone else on the trail? Most hikers are fair weather weenies ...

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 12:57:54 AM   
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Most aspiring thru-hikers start at Springer Mountain in Georgia in late February or March. They then move up the trail as sort of a pulse, ebbing and flowing but loosely together. This is referred to by hikers as the "Bubble." When I started my trip in Crandall, Virginia, on May 11, I was in the midst of the Bubble. One young member of the Bubble reported that this year's Bubble had divided, there being a "Bad Bubble." The Bad Bubble was a few days behind me, so I missed them.

After 14 years of section hiking, I finally got a trail name this year. At lunch on day one, a lovely, cool spring afternoon, I was laying on a wooden footbridge, eating lunch and reading my map. A young backpacker walked up and asked, "What's your name?" I replied, "Dan, from Georgia." When he learned I didn't have a trail name, he said, "You're 'Paper Map.'" And so I am.

Thru hikers are pretty resolute about facing bad weather. Their saying is, "No rain, no pain, no Maine." It's section hikers like me who are the soft weenies.

Hello again to all you gents. I'll bow out and return to lurk mode, unless summoned.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 1:29:40 AM   
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quote:

I'll bow out and return to lurk mode, unless summoned.


OK, now that we know your 'Bat Lamp'.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 3:12:51 AM   
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Kelly's Heroes....now...THAT is a movie.


Good actors; dog-**** script.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 3:40:26 AM   
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Good to hear from you, CR. I miss your AARs with their tangents into forestology, ornithology, etymology, entomology and a bunch of other -ologies.

Cheers,
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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 2:44:17 PM   
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Kelly's Heroes....now...THAT is a movie.
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Good actors; dog-**** script.
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Concur.. I watched it once - almost. Don't need to watch it again. Dad and two uncles in WWII, and only two coming back makes "fun" war movies somewhat less than palatable.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 6:09:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rusty1961


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

Kelly's Heroes....now...THAT is a movie.


Good actors; dog-**** script.



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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/16/2021 11:19:04 PM   
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Sadly way too few came back....but those who did seemed to use a heavy dose of humor to get through it. Not saying that is right or wrong - I am fairly guilty of overuse of humor - it is a defense mechanism at some level at the end of the day. RR - I never had to serve as the result of your family's sacrifices. I thank them for that.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/17/2021 7:25:42 AM   
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The last JIII vs Canoerebel matchup remains one of my absolute favourite battle reports. Notable for the JIII continental scale pincer movement around Australia, Canoe's beautiful invasion bluff and switch from new guinea to sumatra, the swirling battle of the marshalls and then the guessing game of the deep penetration invasion caravan that brought everything with it (like one of Mr. C's hiking trips?) that it needed for a complete campaign.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/17/2021 1:58:25 PM   
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Damn Jellicoe, you have an excellent memory. It was a wild and fun ride with that campaign. I destroyed two complete field armies in 1943 (Sumatra) and 1944 (Celebes) and it MADE NO DIFFERENCE! Bunch of fun though.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/17/2021 3:05:40 PM   
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The best part of that AAR was when, during a slowdown of the turns, there was a picture of a tree posted which resulted in 6 pages of comments!

Great Psyops that was.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/17/2021 9:07:55 PM   
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Damned right about that. I would watch Post-after-Post and wonder what the HECK was being talked about. Drove me NUTS!


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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/19/2021 9:17:29 PM   
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I miss his presence also. Many months ago I concocted up an idea to ask him if myself (a lowly Marine Staff Sargent along with a retired army chief warrant officer would be welcome on a tour of the Chicamunga battlefield with himself as the tour guide. Sadly, I decided that was against the rules of engagement.

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/19/2021 9:29:29 PM   
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Kelly's Heroes is a movie. Decently good.

Very few movies depict combat well and it was not supposed to do.

Off with those negative vibes!

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RE: Honoring the Southern Paddler! - 6/20/2021 4:21:18 AM   
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Donald Sutherland. He must be a total wacko on the set, but man it must be fun.



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