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rickc @ Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:58 pm

Hammerin Hank! Its been a while since I have heard his name. Brings back a lot of memories. I was just a kid in elementary school when Hank broke Babe Ruth's record. I was not allowed to stay up and watch the game as it was a school night. The game was televised nationally, and I was allowed to get out of bed to see the replay. 1974 was a different era. With the exception of Texas, the only MLB team in the south was the Atlanta Braves. If you lived in the south, you were a Braves fan. We were all Braves fans. Now don't get me wrong, racism was alive and well in the south in 1974. We had a bigger foe and that was yankees. People outside of the U.S. refer to all Americans as yankees. In the U.S. only people from the northeast are referred to as yankees. Lets not forget that yankees burned Atlanta to the ground, not African Americans. Hank Aaron was a southerner, born and raised. He was one of us. Babe Ruth was perceived as a yankee. He was born in the northeast, and played his entire career in the northeast. He was one of the greatest players (if not the greatest player ) to ever wear a yankees jersey. His name is synonymous with the the word yankee. Babe Ruth (as great as he was) was not universally loved in the south.



The south has always had a inferiority complex when it comes to the north. The north was always overshadowing the south in every way. When I was a kid I remember Willie Mays having his own cartoon. Where was Hank's cartoon? Mays was a great player, but he was was no where near Hanks home runs. I remember the Harlem Globetrotters being on Scooby Doo. I don't remember Hank being on Scooby Doo. The Harlem Globetrotters are not even a real basketball team. Sports entertainment would be more like it. Athletes outside of the south with far less impressive resumes than Hank's were getting all the recognition and accolades. Hank got the shaft because he played on a team in the south. He was not in the major media markets of New York, or California. The MLB commissioner did not even have the decency to show up for the game when Hank broke Babe's record.

Hank took a lot of shit during his career. Harassment, insults, death threats, etc. It all happened. He rose above it all. No one got inside his head. I remember being a starry eyed kid in awe of an awesome athlete putting the south on the map, (that and the Miami Dolphins going undefeated and winning a superbowl the same year did not hurt either).

Hank set the REAL homerun record, without using steroids. Anyone who knows anything about baseball understands that. Hank exuded class on and off of the field. RIP HAMMER!!!

   



raydan @ Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:28 pm

Cloris Leachman Dead at 94

...did you know, she participated in the 1946 Miss America pageant?



https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... s+leachman

   



DrCaleb @ Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:28 am

I still love her in 'Young Frankenstein'.

R=EM

   



llama66 @ Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:48 pm

Paul Crutzen, who shared Nobel for ozone work, has died
BERLIN — Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work understanding the ozone hole and is credited with coining the term Anthropocene to describe the geological era shaped by mankind, has died.

The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, where Crutzen was the director of atmospheric chemistry from 1980 until his retirement in 2000, confirmed that he died Thursday at the age of 87.
https://www.680news.com/2021/01/28/paul ... m=referral

   



raydan @ Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:23 pm

Screech died... I know, seems he was an ass in real life.

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rickc @ Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:56 pm

Poor bastard had a diagnosis only three weeks ago. Three weeks from diagnosis to gone. Way to young. RIP Screech.

FUCK CANCER!!!!!

   



DrCaleb @ Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:51 am

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Hal Holbrook, award-winning actor acclaimed for his portrayal of Mark Twain, dies at 95

   



llama66 @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:24 am

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91
Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at 91, confirmed his wife Elaine Plummer.

Plummer was a star of stage, film and television, with his role as Capt. Georg von Trapp in ``The Sound of Music'' among his most iconic.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ca ... -1.5297443

   



xerxes @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:41 am

Damn. A real onscreen legend and gifted actor. RIP

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DrCaleb @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:45 pm

R=EM

Best Klingon ever.

   



Thanos @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:05 pm

I really liked some of his old roles, like when he played Commodus in The Fall Of The Roman Empire, which is basically the movie Ridley Scott copied for Gladiator. And Plummer did an absolutely insane job as Atahualpa in The Royal Hunt For The Sun opposite Robert Shaw. Those old style epics were always a lot of fun IMO and he certainly fit in well with playing those kind of characters.

   



DrCaleb @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:15 pm

What always seems so meta to me in "The Undiscovered Country", was Plummer quoting Shakespeare "in the original Klingon: ;) - but William Shatner was Christopher Plummers understudy for "Henry V" at the Ontario Stratford Festival.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/wi ... -1.1507814

   



Thanos @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:19 pm

Always got a laugh out of that goofball evil anti-porno priest he played in the Dragnet comedy with Dan Ackroyd and Tom Hanks. :lol:

   



bootlegga @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:21 pm

llama66 llama66:
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91
Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at 91, confirmed his wife Elaine Plummer.

Plummer was a star of stage, film and television, with his role as Capt. Georg von Trapp in ``The Sound of Music'' among his most iconic.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ca ... -1.5297443


RIP to an incredible actor!



DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Best Klingon ever.


R=UP

   



Scape @ Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 pm

   



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