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  2. "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup." " I'm trapped! I feel like I'm caught in a web!" "Professor Little Old Man." " 'Lillolman'."Lillolman''." -This film could be seen as a beloved tribute to the work of a different director, by the one that directed it. -One actor was unavailable- otherwise he would have played in yet ANOTHER role under the same director (would have made that 4 roles in 4 movies rather than 3 in 3.)
  3. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! The show's title referred to the highways they needed to travel (usually) as well as their requirements. B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! Some people might think there's nothing more odd than seeing a bunch of "celebrities" dumped together in one home, as if it was a sort-of Twilight Zone version of reality. That's probably overthinking this, though. C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury! D) This reality show has a comedy troupe- the Tenderloins- do a hidden camera show. Each comedian wears an earpiece, and the others give him instructions he HAS to follow, and deal with the public. If he fails at his task, he loses. The biggest loser of an episode has a big punishment at the end of the episode. The biggest surprise is always waiting to see what the public does. We've seen people sign a petition for a charity called "Fake Charity". We saw one comedian security-wanding at an event, and a woman deliberately vague as to if she was concealing drugs (so she would have to be searched), and incidents where it looked like the comedians' lives were in danger! It's pranks on the public and on the comedians. E) This "documentary" attempted to compared different types of fighters and their weapons, to see who would win if they were forced to fight face-to-face, either one-on-one or five-on-five. Despite attempts to be fair, they often were wildly subjective in how they measured damage, and applied rules inconsistent from episode to episode. As an example of the former, they had both weapons slash on a side of beef- but it was the SAME side, so the second cutter had his target area reduced to half before he even began to swing! (I would have insisted, before the swing, that they agree they were only making me hit the same slab of beef because they could only make the contest even by cheating.) As an example of the latter, one episode considered the concealability of the weapons- and a different episode comparing similar fighters completely disregarded it- both times to the benefit of whoever was representing the exact same fighters (the Italian Mafia, vs the James Gang and the Yakuza, respectively.) Whether armor was a consideration was often applied inconsistently (as protection against the LAST weapon but not the first 2), and a shield was never measured for its ability to block a blow (its primary function), but only for its ability to DELIVER a blow. The unreliability of a weapon was often ignored. (When comparing Knight vs Pirate, the primitive "grenado" in the demonstration FAILED on camera. However, when doing calculations for 100 versions of the same fight, they assumed the grenado would go off each time it was used- without even a 1% chance of failure. Likewise, his black powder pistol was assumed to be 100% reliable.) Finally, the wieldiness of a weapon was ignored in favor of only how much damage it did if it connected. (Somali pirates with a boat anchor vs some drug cartel with a machete. The anchor was slow to swing and hard to direct and slow to recover, the machete was fast to swing and easy to direct and fast to recover. They said the anchor was more dangerous. In a life-or-death fight with one against the other, give me the machete. I have to evade the first swing of the anchor, then I have all day to slash one of the attacker's arms since the machete is one-handed and the anchor is not.) All of that aside, they TRIED to measure who was more fatal, and it WAS entertaining despite its flaws.
  4. No spoiler here, but some points from Episode 2 I enjoyed: Seeing Tom Welling again. His Smallville really launched the Arrowverse. Actually seeing Kevin Conroy. He's been the cartoon voice for Batman for over a decade, but I've never SEEN him before. Most of the "Easter Eggs" were quotes from old (and not so old) Superman and Batman movies. FYI. Black Lightning, while not technically a crossover episode, was what we would have called a "Crisis Tie-In." You may want to include it in your CoIE viewing. George
  5. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Michael York Logan's Run George
  6. Brian Doyle Murray Wayne's World Rob Lowe
  7. You may well be considered a local celebrity, but you can leave here whenever you feel you must. In other news, you didn't name any of the shows I mentioned. I'll add more clues later tonight, or something before dawn at any rate.
  8. Ooo, we've got the "red skies crossovers" and so on? I was waiting for those. I'm waiting on Mrs Wolf to watch Flash and Arrow. We're about 2 episodes behind right now, but will catch up soon I imagine. I can catch Supergirl and Batwoman this week and catch up there. I'll let you know what we're up to. (Next Arrow episode- "Purgatory", next Flash episode: Part 1 of "Last Temptation of Barry Allen." ) As soon as this all is over, I should binge-watch Marvel movies and catch up. (I haven't seen "Endgame" yet- I'm good through "Infinity War", at least 1 viewing, for the Avengers plotline.)
  9. WW can tell us when to talk about the first three HOLY dagnabit episodes. The second airs this evening, 8 p.m., 12/9/2019 EST The third airs 12/10, same time. So as far as i am concerned, anything after 12/17 should PROBABLY be fair game. That said, "Holy Crimson Skies of Death!!!!"
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  11. I agree that we need to let everyone catch up. Do we discuss after the first three episodes, or do we wait until the conclusion in January? George
  12. I'm a celebrity, get me out of here
  13. Too soon to discuss. Recording BL because probably should. COIE1 was really good, but too soon to judge. Like judging Endgame right after the rat sets Scott free.
  14. Hi Zanezim (Alan) and welcome to Grease Spot ! I can relate to your post – having similar feelings myself. It’s something I think we all can relate to – since we are social creatures. I think there’s an assortment of social ties – some good…some not so good. I still miss the genuine love I experienced with some folks when I was in TWI. What I don’t miss are any of the artificial connections that were generated/manipulated by TWI top leadership (maybe something along the lines of a weird “collective consciousness” or group-think…a fabricated social cohesion if you will…I don’t know) - - this was by design - as a means of keeping us in the group! collective consciousness definition Grease Spot topic on social cohesion in TWI Anyway, glad to see you here and hope your journey will continue to fill that void with some healing…and new relationships as well as possibly rekindle some old ones that you miss.
  15. Enjoyed episode 1 (Supergirl) of CoIE. Cute cameos with Robert Wuhl and Burt Ward. Episode 2 (Batwoman) tonight. New Black Lightning tonight, but it's not part of CoIE. I guess that that will be in January. There was also a "Crisis Aftermath" special, after the SG episode. I've recorded it but haven't seen it. George
  16. Hi Alan, All of that is completely understandable. The 1990s are a couple of decades behind us. How did you cope or adapt to that loneliness? Rocky
  17. I got involved with The Way Ministry in Emporia Kansas. A friend of mine introduced me to the Way by going to The Way College Sunday morning fellowship. This occurred in the late 70's. During those years, getting involved was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. Seeing all the love people had for one another was something I never experience before. I felt so go for many years. I could go on about my life story here regarding the way. I will be brief. Well the 90's came. I knew that even slightly before Dr. Wierwille fell asleep, something about the way was going wrong. It was in the air or I could sense something was not right. I got kicked out of the way during the early 90's because of being in Debt. Martingale was taking being in debt way over his head. He was always telling people to get out of debt. I used to admire Craig Martindale, but that changed in the 90's. Anyway, I miss the the love people had one for another during the 70's and early 80's. I feel sort of an emptiness inside of myself, being around some of the wonderful people I did meet when I first got involved in the early years. Alan
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  19. Charlie's Angels Bill Murray Groundhog Day George
  20. Then in that case..... David Carradine Kill Bill Volume One Lucy Liu
  21. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury! D) This reality show has a comedy troupe do a hidden camera show. Each comedian wears an earpiece, and the others give him instructions he HAS to follow, and deal with the public. If he fails at his task, he loses. The biggest loser of an episode has a big punishment at the end of the episode. The biggest surprise is always waiting to see what the public does. We've seen people sign a petition for a charity called "Fake Charity". We saw one comedian security-wanding at an event, and a woman deliberately vague as to if she was concealing drugs (so she would have to be searched), and incidents where it looked like the comedians' lives were in danger.[/b]
  22. "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup." " I'm trapped! I feel like I'm caught in a web!" "Professor Little Old Man." " 'Lillolman'."Lillolman''."
  23. Ok, next song. "Kick down the barricades. Listen what the kids say. From time to time people change their minds But the music is here to stay. I've seen it all from the bottom to the top"
  24. No, it was a western, featuring several sets of actor brothers (three Carradines, two Quaids, two Keaches, and two Guests). That should help. George
  25. Don't remember him ever saying this when I was in rez and he was Prez. "Mass" simply means "meal." Same root word as the services' "mess hall." Not celebrate Christmas? No, just have a large decorated tree, a day or two off, and give gifts. Naomi W always used to give us a slimline "pocket planner," very simple. I still have mine. And a big dress-up best-clothes party, with escorts, corsages for women, buttonholes for the men. People were allowed a few days off to visit friends and family, but had to be back for NY Eve, ostensibly to pray in the New Year, but actually a party/Way Prods splash to celebrate the birthday of VPW (who was long dead before I went in rez).
  26. Supposed reality shows this time. Name ANY to take the round. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury!
  27. The Princess Bride Forrest Gump Wonder Woman
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