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Message 149 of 826 (645588)
12-28-2011 8:58 AM


Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
Anyone read Cheeta's autobiography? I tells ya, it was self-serving, with many glaring omissions. Nonetheless, his legacy and link to the golden era of movies will be missed.

Ungowa, ungowa.

Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood
http://www.amazon.com/...eta-My-Life-Hollywood/dp/006164742X

http://content.usatoday.com/...arzan-movies-dies-at-age-80/1


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Message 151 of 826 (645606)
12-28-2011 11:31 AM
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12-28-2011 10:52 AM


Re: Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
It is the chimp from Tarzan.

Chimps live about 30 years in the wild and about 40 years in captivity. 80 years is extraordinary.

Funny, I just saw a documentary about Tarzan during the holiday weekend. It featured a brief look at Cheeta as he is living in the sanctuary. Seemed to be a local celebrity and got around with his trainer/care-giver quite a bit. Since the terrible chimp attacks in the states recently, I would have thought laws would have been passed to make sure ALL chimps were put on a very short leash in public (if allowed at all).

Why do you detest chimps? Is it because of their imminent rise and subsequent take-over of the planet earth?


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Message 153 of 826 (645611)
12-28-2011 12:06 PM
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12-28-2011 11:46 AM


Re: Cheeta the Chimp, dies at 80
Larni writes:

I think they get a too good profile in the media. They really are nasty bastards but people think their 'so great'.

They ruin tea parties.

I don't like how strong they are or the mean look older males get in their eye when they see something they want to take from you.

Wrong thread. This isn't the "The Awesome Republican Primary" thread.

BTW, did you ever read about this chimp attack?:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_%28chimpanzee%29


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Message 243 of 826 (693459)
03-15-2013 3:48 PM
Reply to: Message 234 by onifre
03-09-2013 2:34 PM


Re: Srsly?
Oni writes:

I mostly disliked him . . .

But overall he was like most politicians, a bag of shit.

Hey Oni,

Surprised you wrote that. What specifically didn't you like?

Salute to a fighter FOR THE 99%. The corporate media and americian government FOR THE 1% often called him a dictator, but ‪Chávez‬ was repeatedly elected by large margins (by elections that Pres Jimmy Carter said were the fairest in the world).

To those that continue to willfully believe that Obama is a similar socialist, you are simply retarded . . .

Inequality shrank under Chavez, poverty was dramatically reduced, education and health care improved, and illiteracy was eliminated. When the economy reeled from the 2008 global crisis, Chavez didn't bail out the banks and pander to the wealthy, but increased social spending for the most vulnerable. When cataclysmic landslides threw hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans into homelessness, Chavez housed them all.   

President Obama has nearly the exact opposite track record. The big banks remain the big winners in the Obama Administration, having been bailed out and then given an endless supply of cheap money via the Federal Reserve that has boosted their profits. All of this takes place while the job crisis grinds on for working people, creating an endless supply of austerity budgets on the city, state, and national level. When new jobs become available they are below a living wage. 

http://www.zcommunications.org/...ama-failed-by-shamus-cooke


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Message 247 of 826 (693571)
03-18-2013 8:50 AM
Reply to: Message 244 by onifre
03-16-2013 1:16 PM


Re: Srsly?
Oni writes:

I can't in good conscience like anyone affiliated with Castro or someone who supports his government. Supporting Castro means you're supporting a maniac, a murderer, a lunatic dictator that many family and family of friends of mine suffered under and many were killed.

If there was nothing else about Chavez, this alone would cause me to dislike him.

Okay, thanks for responding.


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Message 260 of 826 (696356)
04-15-2013 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 258 by xongsmith
04-09-2013 12:39 PM


Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
Thatcher was Ronald Reagan's female equivalent: War criminal and enemy of humanity and unending supporter of the 1%. Rot in hell bitch.

Just as when ex-President Reagan died in America, there was unending glory heaped upon his vile corpse. Hardly a single bad word was uttered by the corporate media. Et tu BBC?

quote:
Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China

"The BBC's decision to censor the protest track from The Wizard of Oz recalls the Chinese Communist party."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...ng-dong-song-thatcher-bbc-china


quote:
BBC censors broadcast of popular song over Thatcher's death

"The history of the BBC is already one of moralistic and/or politically motivated censorship."

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/...song-over-Thatchers-death


quote:
Thatcher song joins list of tunes BBC censored

"The Beatles' "A Day in the Life," . . .
The Kinks' 1970 hit "Lola," . . .
Alice Cooper's "School's Out" . . .
The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen"

http://bigstory.ap.org/...song-joins-list-tunes-bbc-censored



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Message 263 of 826 (696363)
04-15-2013 12:46 PM
Reply to: Message 261 by Tangle
04-15-2013 11:55 AM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
Tang writes:

You seem to confusing her with Mussolini.

Possbly, there is a resemblance . . .

What do you think of the millions of Brits who seems to agree with my sentiments?


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Message 265 of 826 (696367)
04-15-2013 1:16 PM
Reply to: Message 264 by Tangle
04-15-2013 1:02 PM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
Tang writes:

You really had to be here in the 70’s to know what it was like.

Since I lived through the Reagan/Thatcher years, I feel I have a clue.

And I think "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" IS a similar WIDESPREAD sentiment to my "rot in hell Bitch" sentiment . . .

quote:
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead shoots to number one in Scottish charts following the death of Margaret Thatcher

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/...ng-witch-dead-shoots-1832579


Edited by dronester, : Ding Dong, Ding, Dong, Ding Dong


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dronestar
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Message 267 of 826 (696375)
04-15-2013 3:25 PM
Reply to: Message 266 by Tangle
04-15-2013 2:06 PM


Re: Ding Dong over Thatcher song makes the BBC no better than China
Tang writes:

Were you an adult in the UK during that time?

I repeat, since I lived (as an adult) through the Reagan/Thatcher years, and their policies were VERY similar, I feel I have at least a clue.

Tang writes:

You think a children's tune from the Wizard of Oz is the same sentiment as saying 'rot in hell, bitch'? I disagree.

So if I showed up at your mother's funeral and started singing the song "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead", you would think I was merely singing a children's tune? Really?

Tang writes:

However, after enormous publicity, there have been only 10,600 sales so far - so there's a way to go to reach the 'millions' you claim agree with you.

Are you stating it only takes 10,600 sales to be automatically chosen for the BBC's chart-countdown radio show. Really?

Tangle, so far you only seem to be criticising me because I am speaking ill of the dead. But perhaps there is more to your reprimand? So I'll ask directly . . . Do you think Thatcher was actually a good leader for Britain/world . . . Is Britain/world better off because of her policies?


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Message 274 of 826 (698508)
05-07-2013 4:40 PM


Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer, dies at 92
One of my idols . . .

quote:
Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films like The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963) augured the explosion of effects-driven cinema over the last 30 years, died in London on May 7 at the age of 92, according to his Facebook page.


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Message 275 of 826 (698740)
05-09-2013 8:56 AM
Reply to: Message 274 by dronestar
05-07-2013 4:40 PM


Re: Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer, dies at 92
Drone writes:

One of my idols . . .

Uh oh, making an idol of someone other than god makes baby-jesus cry.


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Message 303 of 826 (716489)
01-17-2014 4:24 PM


Russell Johnson
I don't know, but I think a forum devoted to critical thinking and logic should salute one of mankind's greatest fictional polymaths (B.A. from U.S.C., a B.S. from U.C.L.A., an M.A. from S.M.U. and a Ph.D. from T.C.U.):

Russell Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014), as the Professor

Not sure if the type of watchers of Gilligan's Island ever appreciated his keen intellect, but I am hoping he inspired some to travel farther intellectually than they would have without his presence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Johnson

Edited by dronester, : added degrees


  
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Message 338 of 826 (727863)
05-21-2014 10:03 AM


Radu Florescu (23 October 1925 – 18 May 2014)

quote:
Florescu was born in Bucharest. He has written many academic articles and books on Romanian history. He is the author of "In Search of Dracula."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radu_Florescu


Okay, probably an obscure person for most.

Not only has his writings and research provided me countless hours (days?, weeks?) of interest and adventure, it also inspired many to travel to Transylvania and explore the real Dracula.


  
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