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  1. Boeing 707 roll by Test Pilot Tex Johnson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_khhzuFlESkip to about 0:50 if you get bored. "Mr Allen asked me what I thought I was doing. I said 'I was selling airplanes'."Then again, sustained inverted flight is not going to happen w/o the proper wing and fuel and oil delivery systems. Nonetheless, it looked pretty cool.
  2. I think this quote is always the most important thing to consider when evaluating a movie that takes place all or mostly on a plane.When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the Airport series of movies where some spare passenger rose to the occasion and landed a wide body with hundreds of souls on board after the pilots checked out. And while I still have that "I'll land this sucker if the pilot and co-pilot die from food poisoning" feeling every time I get on a plane, the first thing I do now before I store my carry-on is look all around that mother-####ing plane for those mother-####ing snakes." Stewardess: ZOMG, the pilot and co-pilot are both dead. They have been bitten by pit vipers. Is there a pilot on board?Me: Hand me my can of snake repellant. It's the one with "Bad Mother ####er" on it.
  3. Staind Arms Wide Open (Creed cover) Cranberries Zombie (techno remix) Van Halen Ice Cream Man Billy Idol Hot in the City Rhapsody Unholy Warcry Linkin Park Somewhere I belong Dio Rainbow in the Dark Manfred Mann Blinded by the Light Disturbed Fade to Black (Metallica Cover) Nappy Roots Awnaw (POD cover)
  4. Anything reminiscent of the old lady in Poltergeist saying "they're back." "Theyrrrre back", etc.
  5. I've been in and out of Dallas for the last few years. So I have, by default, become a p3 However, based on the limited exposure I've had, ratings as follows: Shows: BaD Musers Norm / Hardline - I actually like Norm when he's rolling, and being stat-heavy, relevant, and tying historical performances and personalities to modern events. He's my guilty pleasure of traditional sportsy sports-talk. But, sometimes he can be too much. I used to be a Hardline die-hard. The Hardline was at its high point at roughly the time they were broadcasting from the Byron Nelson the year that Dan got into town. Remember the story of Dan being driven from the airport by Big Dan Bennett? In general, the Hardline in the days of the nautical open (the smoking lamp is lit, heave to, trice up...we are haze grey and underway...)was IMO the best radio I've ever heard. I understand that Greggo became an anchor with his addiction problems, and he certainly wasn't much on "sportsy sports sports", but whatever x-factor he had seems to be the glue that held it together. Since he (and to some degree ole' Followil) have set sail for alternate ports of call, all is definitely not well in the nurturing biosphere of the mothership. But, if I had to pick, I'd take Norm at his worst over Corby at his best. Corby does not appreciate the fact that he is an elevated yuk-monkey who got an amazing chance to be on a top-rated show. It is as if he had not devoted any effort to getting better. Everything about the guy is off-putting. He is smug, arrogant,and perhaps more importantly - not at all interesting. I liked him better when he and Gordo were dueling yuk-monkeys. The Hardline in its current configuration is at its best when Rhynes plays leading sarcastic guy to Danny's brevity-man. However, overall, the most fun I have listening is still when Gordo does Jerry and International Chirp-Chirp does Wade or Campo. Some of the Gordo characters are failure like the cigarette-smoking baseball guy, or Jesse the Janitor. But fake Jerrah is still gold.
  6. wow....what's her story????Girls have stories?
  7. While I certainly agree with your statement; I'm not sure that much difference would be evident even if we got a time machine and put a young Staubach under center. The Cowboys have organizational problems that I'm not sure any player(s) can overcome.
  8. It was Phil's request to have what would be his final days taped, because it's “a great finish to the story.” (his words) I'm sure they are treating it as delicately as possible and going over things with Josh and/or Jake.That's good to know. Still not sure if I'll watch those scenes, but if I do, I'll feel better about it.
  9. I think the video of Phil immediately post-stroke was too much. I understand that viewers are interested, and Discovery likely has a contract in place that lets them film everything other than bathroom time. However, I felt like I was intruding on a private moment best shared by extended family. So I've fast-forwarded through most of Phil's medical issues. I agree with the earlier posts on Jonathan; he's a stand-up guy. I think a great idea would be for him to captain the CM for a few seasons to get Josh up to speed; and for Andy to do the same on the TB. Neither Josh nor Fortner seems ready to take over a multi-million dollar business that puts mens' lives at risk. I really like the way Josh has been trying to step into the shoes of Phil's legacy. But we really have yet to see what either of the boys has in his "man-up tank." They were living in the shadow of a significant personage in Phil; and it's hard to excel in those circumstances. Still, I think that if either of the boys is going to manifest the capacity to run the CM, it will be Josh. He appears to have the framework of manhood inside him; he just needs some mentoring to build on it. I have a difficult time seeing Jake in the role of captain of a crab boat. He'd have to sit on phone books to see out over the bow. And he doesn't have the maturity to put job and others before self. When the pressure of Phil's stroke hit the boys, they reacted in substantially different manners. Josh was wrestling with how he should honor his father's legacy: work the boat or be with his father. Jake is a self-absorbed, under-confident, immature addict who steals medication from his ailing father. To which of them would you rather hand the keys of your family business? Which one would you rather your daughter leave the house with? I voted "dog"; and now I vote "Josh."
  10. I guess I better get this. Hate to shell out the cash, but the property is a short sale and I guess you never know...I was in mortgage banking for 15yrs up until the crash. Though this is purely anecdotal and subjective...I would not feel comfortable purchasing a home without it. You would likely be safe if you are purchasing a new home from a developer; but there are no guarantees.Even with Title Insurance, there are no guarantees that there are no outstanding lawful claims to the property. But, the issuer of an Owner's title insurance policy is certifying to you that to the best of their knowledge there are no lawful (legitimate claims that win in court and thus cause loss to you) claims. Further, that if a lawful claim arises, they will defend you and compensate you for losses you sustain. Typically the max liability of the Title issuer is the purchase price of the home. But, be careful to read the exclusions; often, they exclude a lot. The title insurance co. might, however, be willing to grant you broader coverage if you purchase various endorsements for a fee. All of this is subject to state-specific law. So do your research. IMO, it's better to spend a few hundred dollars now to work with a title attorney who will ensure that you're getting what you think you're getting, rather than getting an unpleasant surprise in court one day. While I understand that not everyone has mattresses stuffed with money, I have seen over and over again the problems people have that could have been avoided for about $1000.00 spent on hiring your own attorney, home inspector, and appraiser. $1K is a lot of money to many people; but when it's held up to the purchase price of the home and what that home means to your family, it starts to look like a better bargain. Good luck with it.
  11. And for my personal rankings, it's:5. The new Mega Kruez Market - Lockhart4. Blacks BBQ - Lockhart3. Luling City Market - Luling2. Smitty's Market (The old Kruez location) - Lockhart1. Louie Mueller BBQ - TaylorJSerious question from a California yippie: In TX and the midwest, do parents somewhat regulate how much BBQ their children eat? I eat pretty healthy, and occasionally I'll get something this greasy/fat-laden, but is there any concern about BBQ like this being part of a regular diet for a kid?You may want to avoid BBQ joints. People in there can sense weakness.
  12. I know I'm late to this...But Johnathan had what seemed like a legitimate beef with Keith. It didn't get physical until Keith started yelling at him like he was Monty. Keith's a bully, plain and simple. I can't imagine yelling at another grown man like that without it being a prelude to a fight. But Keith seemed genuinely surprised that Johnathan shoved him. How in the world can that be? Imagine doing that to a grown man irl and not having the guy take a swing at you. And check Keith's body language post-shove: shoulders turned, chin tucked, eyes down. He knew he was wrong. And he was thanking the Lord that Phil commanded enough respect to keep Johnathan at bay. Notice that the big mouth "suckerpunch Hillstrand" stuff didn't begin in eanest until Phil was there. He wanted nothing of Johnathan. That one little shove put him in his place. On the Wizard, he gets to be the bully because of the finances of it and the way of things. But irl, when you get in a grown man's space that aggressively, there are going to be repurcussions. Besides, #######, it wasn't a sucker punch; it was a direct reaction to your action. And Johnathan did it while looking you in the eye. Captains talking to guys in the bar = rationalization after the fact. The explanation of the string of pots on the video screen last year = rationalization. He's an inconsiderate lout and a bully; that's probably saying a lot by the standards of those guys. None of them are likely experts on what little fork to use at what stage of a white-napkin meal. Someone else said it in the thread: this has been building based off of what seem to be legitimate transgressions instigated soley by Keith. But I can see your point; having tuned in only at the confrontation, it could certainly appear that Johnathan was the instigator. But I don't think that the sentiment of it was staged. Maybe the execution; Johnathan could have take it up with him off-camera. But, on the other hand, Johnathan doesn't seem like the "gone Hollywood" type. If there was any staging; it was to Keith's benefit, imo. Sans cameras, I think the Wizard starts the season late waiting for Keith to be released from the hospital. Did you miss the comment by Johnathan about Keith almost killing his brother? Keith is a punk, but his yelling was not unprovoked.No. I didn't miss it. But I hadn't considered it when I wrote the above post. Not sure how I feel about that. Keith made a very poor decision. I think that he really scared himself with that one. So I don't think it's unreasonable to believe that he carries that decision with him. We all carry around our near-misses. And they can be lead to emotional reactions. If I read you correctly, I think you're inferring that Johnathan had a legitimate beef about the crew poaching. But that he went into personal territory w/ reminding Keith that his bad decision could have killed his brother. I suppose it was a gut response. Johnathan thought Keith was basically telling his crew: "The Time Bandit sucks. Why don't you work on a real boat?" Johnathan was very clear that he took it personally. So, rather than staying on point, he got a personal shot back in at Keith. He basically said: "No, YOUR boat sucks. Because YOU suck as a captain." Then again, Keith is obligated to exercise some maturity and foresight; just like any other owner/manager. If I screw up, people lose money. But if he screws up, people can get hurt or worse. He made a bad decision to leave the dock with too many pots in dicey weather. Compounding that bad decision with the tarp idea might have been a bit less than optimal. But when it really sunk into his head just how bad the decision was; and the significance of the repurcussions; he about-faced and got his guys inside. So, in this very long response (sorry); I agree that Johnathan escalated it first. Still, Keith took it from the verbal to the "you're in my space; so bad things can happen." And I stick with the rest: If Phil and the cameras hadn't been there it would have been a very bad night for Keith.
  13. I know I'm late to this...But Johnathan had what seemed like a legitimate beef with Keith. It didn't get physical until Keith started yelling at him like he was Monty. Keith's a bully, plain and simple. I can't imagine yelling at another grown man like that without it being a prelude to a fight. But Keith seemed genuinely surprised that Johnathan shoved him. How in the world can that be? Imagine doing that to a grown man irl and not having the guy take a swing at you. And check Keith's body language post-shove: shoulders turned, chin tucked, eyes down. He knew he was wrong. And he was thanking the Lord that Phil commanded enough respect to keep Johnathan at bay. Notice that the big mouth "suckerpunch Hillstrand" stuff didn't begin in eanest until Phil was there. He wanted nothing of Johnathan. That one little shove put him in his place. On the Wizard, he gets to be the bully because of the finances of it and the way of things. But irl, when you get in a grown man's space that aggressively, there are going to be repurcussions. Besides, #######, it wasn't a sucker punch; it was a direct reaction to your action. And Johnathan did it while looking you in the eye. Captains talking to guys in the bar = rationalization after the fact. The explanation of the string of pots on the video screen last year = rationalization. He's an inconsiderate lout and a bully; that's probably saying a lot by the standards of those guys. None of them are likely experts on what little fork to use at what stage of a white-napkin meal. Someone else said it in the thread: this has been building based off of what seem to be legitimate transgressions instigated soley by Keith. But I can see your point; having tuned in only at the confrontation, it could certainly appear that Johnathan was the instigator. But I don't think that the sentiment of it was staged. Maybe the execution; Johnathan could have take it up with him off-camera. But, on the other hand, Johnathan doesn't seem like the "gone Hollywood" type. If there was any staging; it was to Keith's benefit, imo. Sans cameras, I think the Wizard starts the season late waiting for Keith to be released from the hospital.
  14. I'm also a bit worried that they've put Sarah and Chuck together. The great part about this show is that it was a sitcom without being a sitcom; and an action show that didn't take itself too seriously. The real energy of the thing was the contrast between the silliness of the Buy More and Chuck's attempt to have a real life while being the poor man's James Bond. If it becomes a boy meets girl story then it will begin to decline. And really, Chuck? No guns in the house? Why don't you try and man up a bit, buddy? And really, Sarah? I could never love Chuck if he killed that guy on the train tracks? Even though I, myself, am a trained killer. And even though that guy was going to kill Chuck and not think twice about it. The Casey and Morgan thing has some legs, though. I hope they play that out a bit.