11:42 am February 27, 2011, by David O'Brien
February 27th, 201111:25 pm
nolie – Melissa Leo…
a successful grant-writer in NYC…no need for you to worry much about square footage then
Arms Control? And I actually converse with you?
February 27th, 201111:26 pm
nolie, Melissa Leo won the supporting role for ‘The Fighter’. I did not see it.
Thanx VJ. I was hoping the kid from True Grit would get it.
February 27th, 201111:27 pm
nolie – she might get a few more chances…
nolie—Just chemical and biological weapons arms control–something long ago forsworn by the US. Should not cause any troubles here.
nolie – I’m betting it wasn’t domestic control so you can still be happy
February 27th, 201111:28 pm
nolie, yeah… her career seems to have fizzled a bit. But that’s OK. With Adventures in Babysitting and the original Karate Kid under her belt, what more could a girl ask for?
Trey, there are many great things about having the office at home. For starters, I’m not paying rent on an office anymore. 90 percent of the photos I shoot are on location, so there just wasn’t much need for the studio and/or the “store-front” that the office provided. I’d much rather put that 1000 bucks were stuffing into rent, phone, internet, utilities at the office towards my house payment.
In the end, the studio space I have in my office in the basement is about 15 feet longer than I had at the place we were renting. So it’s best of both worlds. Other than the fact that what would have been the ultimate “man cave” room in the house is now my office.
But with the ages my kids are at (7th grader, 5th grader and 1st grader), it’s much better having everything at home, then it was dragging them to the office for up to 3 hours somedays after school and finding stuff to keep them entertained.
When we moved to that office we chose it because there was a park and an ice skating rink near by. About a year after we were there, it was brought to our attention that there has a halfway house for sex offenders about two blocks on the other side of the park. Needless to say we didn’t let them go to the park by themselves like we probably would have before we knew that.
About the only downside is that I feel like I’m always “at work”, even when I don’t have any work to do. There is definitely something to be said for “going to work” each day, so the coming home part is more relaxing.
But for the most part we don’t regret the decision one bit.
February 27th, 201111:30 pm
just kidding anyway Moe, we all are entitled to our beliefs
I’m still laughing over Scarborough Fair from last night. ( And to think I cut away from Randy Crawford and Joe Sample performing “Street Life” in mid stream to see what that link was all about.
Talk about a talent jolt ! Now I have a good idea what Melanie–”I’ve Got A Brand New pair Of Roller Skates”–must’ve sounded like at eleven years of age.)
And here’s the original Crusaders / Crawford from Sharky’s Machine, a project Burt Reynolds directed and starred in and filmed around the Atlanta area in 1980,( 1981 release).
Heard she dropped an f-bomb during her acceptance speech.
February 27th, 201111:32 pm
” her career seems to have fizzled a bit. But that’s OK. With Adventures in Babysitting and the original Karate Kid under her belt, what more could a girl ask for?”
Are you speaking here of Elisabeth Shue? Yes, her career was not spectacular after she (temporarily) left a certain ivy league school. She married a Guggenheim and lived happily ever after.
February 27th, 201111:33 pm
N8, nice. I didn’t know you had to pay rent for an office, but I guess you do if it is your personal office. It must be cheaper in the long run than having to pay for an actual office space.
Also, that is quite disturbing with the halfway house for sex offenders not being too far from your old office, especially with what you hear about in the news, like at Sea World, the other day.
Well, even if you feel like you are at work, even if there is nothing to do, just think that you get to watch the Braves games during the day. I wish I could watch those games.
February 27th, 201111:34 pm
I was wondering if Leo would get the nod, especially after she took out a full page ad touting herself and received backlash.
She made a fairly decent little noir movie down here with Woody Harrelson and Gina Gershon. The guy I had the video store with sent in a picture and got chosen for a wee cameo part so I spent a lot of time hanging around the set. Coupla foxes no doubt.
February 27th, 201111:35 pm
“Tomhawkin, in your 5 p.m. reply to my question, you still didn’t explain to me why Chipper should be careful what he says and who/how is anyone going to “use it against him.” I mean, he clearly doesn’t care about the thoughts of those who would use it again him, right? Read the column, that much is clear.”
I was ranting off about how people take posts from athletes out of proportion…These Things get a lot of drama from sports talk shows, and Watch Chuck and Matt talk about this?…
I love Chipper and He’s a first ballot HOF’er, but I’m still sticking to my point that had Justice, Deion or Brian Jordan had said something along those lines “of kissing his ass to bloggers”then the Blog would be off the Chain as far as ripping them…I see where Chipper is coming from because he got P’d off when the radio promos didn’t mention his name…but with all the money Chipper has, he has no right to rub it into the fans in that he still thinks he’s the leader of the team. When he claimed that role 3 years he wasn’t very vocal…
And Thats All I have to say about that, I’m gonna get ripped for this but “Don’t sing It, Bring It”
I Love Chipper but thats how I feel out of emotion when he was talking about bloggers
February 27th, 201111:37 pm
King’s Speech won it in a surprise!
Tomahawkin, you should have read the copy and paste I had done from Chipper’s comments about his bashers like you.
February 27th, 201111:38 pm
Congatulations to The King’s Speech…….Best Picture……
February 27th, 201111:39 pm
she did! Too bad they bleeped it out
a movie I liked a lot hag and another that i watched get filmed a good bit.
I had already met Burt a number of times through Appaloosa horses and racing and one of the other actors was a friend from college. Got to meet Brian Kieth a fave of mine for years. BIG arms and shoulders for a medium sized guy.
I was very sorry to hear it when he committed suicide years later.
February 27th, 201111:40 pm
Okay “King’s Speech” Good movie !
February 27th, 201111:41 pm
what was such a surprise 26? It was pretty much a co-favorite coming in according to most rankings I saw
February 27th, 201111:43 pm
Haggard, How is it going? Oscars was good tonight enjoyed it…
February 27th, 201111:44 pm
So nice to actually get to watch the Oscars live and have them be over before 9:00
February 27th, 201111:45 pm
hag I had a terrible thing happen. I lost a part of a hard drive and all my Haggard songs went up in smoke . I was devastated.
Been spending the last two nights on the web replacing the singles.
February 27th, 201111:50 pm
Brian Keith To think I grew up watching him as the dad on “Family Affair” and thought that’s what he was all about until I saw him opposite Steve McQueen in,(you guessed it, a Western) “Nevada Smith”.
I thought of you last night, nolie. After dinner in Decatur, my girlfriend and I stopped by a closing Blockbuster and–among other titles– I saw and purchased “Rio Grande”. Now, I realize it’s not a “Ten Gallon Jimmy” Western, but with Robert Mitchum alongside Duke on the cover, it looked too tempting to pass up.
I’m Not a Chipper Basher…I just don’t like it when athletes rip their fans….I know he reads this blog but no need to Come out hard on us…It would’ve been Better if He Ripped BSPN because they have gotten on him just as much as the fans on the blog over the last 5 years
But I think Chipper may have been coming at Chuck Oliver who is a Chipper hater…lol. Matt Chernoff says that Chuck Oliver is a notorious Chipper hater
February 27th, 201111:51 pm
Chipper wasn’t ripping his fans…he was ripping his critics.
February 27th, 201111:52 pm
“Standing under the famous Kodak sign” Not sure if I’d call it “famous”- it’s only existed for 9 years…
February 27th, 201111:53 pm
Tomahawkin, you know I am kidding with you. I honestly like Chipper, and growing up watching him play was always enjoyable, and when he retires I will miss watching him play. Tomahawkin, it’s good Chipper did say what he said about the fans who rip on him for no apparent reason.
I don’t think Chipper was going after anyone in specific, but to anyone who really criticizes him.
Hey buddy. Things are fine right now, but I understand we’d better batten down the hatches here in tha Atlanta area tomorrow afternoon as 60 mph winds with rain and twisters are expected. So much for idyllic weekend weather.
Has best actor been announced yet and who hosted the Oscars tonight?
February 27th, 201111:54 pm
thawkin has no problem with all the negative posts, and posters that show up here spoutin whatever, but doesn’t give the iilustrious third basemen the same right… interesting…
Trey, the office space here is just part of the house. But certain things like website, business telephone line and what not are still seperate expenses. But other than that, it’s just simply a house payment.
Yeah, that whole Sea World thing was very disturbing. Only takes a few minutes to scar a kid for life. Crazy world we live in. I’ll save my opinion of what should happen to people who molest kids for another forum, as it might be considered “political”. Let’s just say it’s not the type of happy ending they are usually looking for.
I’m looking forward to the Braves games this year. My wife sprung for a 3rd DVR and a HD tv in the basement for me for xmas, so I’m going to actually go back to the Extra Innings package this year instead of the mlb.tv package. Looking foward to sitting on my couch watching games instead of at my desk.
February 27th, 201111:57 pm
N8, yeah, at least everything is going well for you in that aspect for the job at your home.
I don’t blame you to save it for another forum. I was just shocked to read that article, as it was one of the most vile things that I have ever read.
Anyway, I had better get ready for bed. I have to start back to work tomorrow. Oh well, 20 more days there.
I’ve been thinking about such things recently as there’s quite an eclectic mix of music on the computer and–as I type–I haven’t purchased any of the backup systems.
Oh, and remember the problem I had a couple of weeks ago attempting to download Adobe Flash? That was remedied when I enlisted Google Chrome as home page; no more problem as Adobe Flash is built in.
February 27th, 201111:58 pm
WSB–Welcome south brother.
“Now, I realize it’s not a “Ten Gallon Jimmy” Western, but with Robert Mitchum alongside Duke on the cover, it looked too tempting to pass up.”
Anything with Robert Mitchum on sale is worth it. Mitchum and Kirk Douglas in ‘Out of the Past’ make for an absolutely wonderful film.
Rio Grande did not have Mitchem in it hag, if those two were in it it was likely El Dorado
Mitch made a good number of good but somewhat unknown Westerns too.
February 28th, 201112:00 am
Careful on the backtreck
“Chipper wasn’t ripping his fans…he was ripping his critics.” cabravesfan
Where is there a written rule that says those two things are automaically seperated and one person couldn’t be considered both?
I’m my son’s biggest critic when it comes to anything he does. Especially his sports and musical projects. But NOBODY roots harder for him to succeed than me.
El Dorado–Of course !
February 28th, 201112:01 am
Cheesewhiz, I have never watched the Grammies in my entire misspent life….
Haggard thanks, only four more weeks up in VA.
Careful with what?
Mitchem should be a blog fave, he made a lot of gritty movies.
I did see Mitchum and Dean Martin in “Five Card Stud” when it first came out in… I think about 1998… (one of those 9’s might be upside down)…
February 28th, 201112:02 am
were you trying to trick the ol’ nolester hag?
February 28th, 201112:04 am
“Mitchem should be a blog fave, he made a lot of gritty movies.”
Perhaps that is why I have always liked Mitchum–his grit. (Sadly, I first remember him from the ‘Winds of War’ as a child. I learned about his far more interesting films, when older.
February 28th, 201112:08 am
Chipper wasn’t ripping his fans…he was ripping his critics.” cabravesfan
Where is there a written rule that says those two things are automaically seperated [sic]and one person couldn’t be considered both?
And Chipper should think of less-than-intelligent Braves’ fans the same way you view your children? Interesting take…
Fredi’s gotta go. He’s 0-1-1.
What the f, man???? Is there a new donkey in the dugout????
February 28th, 201112:10 am
Mitch made a lot of pretty gritty Westerns b4 that many in B&W.
Man With the Gun & Blood on the Moon.
Early noir Out of the Past, Macao,The Big Steal, His Kind of Woman.
Played some great heavies in Night of the Hunter and Cape Fear. and made what many still consider the definitive Boston crime movie The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
That’s just a few high lights, a very productive career.
February 28th, 201112:12 am
Chipper isn’t allowed the freedom to express his opinion as freely as the opinionated blog posters are…
February 28th, 201112:13 am
hag El Dorado was a remake of the better Rio Bravo, which in turn was Wayne and Hawks’ slam at High Noon which they both disliked a lot.
February 28th, 201112:17 am
I thought they would gung ho over The Social Network. That’s why it was a surprise to me.
‘Out Of The Past’ is a wonderful film indeed; one I had never seen until a couple of years ago when I was down visiting my mom in Atlanta and viewed it late one night on TCM. With its’ strong cast, snappy writing and excellent direction, it is a title I wouldn’t mind owning. At about the same time–also on TCM–I first saw ‘Anatomy Of A Murder’ with Jimmy Stewart, Ben Gazzara, and Lee Remick
and the reason I link the two is that both have much of the same feel; again, the “noir look”, stars, and dialog,(”I knew there was something wrong with that guy.I never met a gin drinker you could trust.)
February 28th, 201112:19 am
I saw that AR Rehman was performing again at the Oscar’s tonight, after his ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ winning performance. He has some quite interesting work. Unfortunately, his most lauded pieces are not his best. Here is a nice song from a mid-90s film: Kehna Hi Kya from ‘Bombay’.
The female lead by Manisha Koirala (niece to the former PM of Nepal) is not my favorite roe for her, but still quite good.
February 28th, 201112:20 am
Careful with the “backtrack”: the trip back. Haven’t you been traveling?
February 28th, 201112:21 am
They were earlier Chris, but Speech made up a lot of ground the last month or so and it was considered a tossup by many. I’m happy Speech won since I did not care much for Network. Not saying it wasn’t a good movie, just one that did not move me much at all Prolly cause I’m an old f@art who has little interest in constant and immediate communication…at least other than here
February 28th, 201112:22 am
haggard–I have always loved ‘Out of the Past’. It is among my favorite noirs with ‘Double Indemnity,’ ‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘The Big Sleep,’ and ‘To Have or Have Not.’ Mitchum and Douglas are both so good.
February 28th, 201112:27 am
Gilda, The third Man and Laura are some of my favorite noirs along with those you mentioned.
Between them Bogie and Mitch pretty much set the standard for that genre
February 28th, 201112:29 am
I also purchased the original of ‘3:10 To Uma’ with Glenn Ford.
While growing up my knowledge of Mitchum pretty much began and ended with ‘Thunder Road’. Then I viewed ‘Cape Fear’, ‘Night Of The Hunter’, and ‘The Longest Day’ and became a great admirer of his work. A similar experience was watching Andy Griffith all those years on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, hearing the recording ‘What It Was, Was Football’, then seeing his excellent ‘A Face In The Crowd’.
oh yeah the original Narrow Margin is a short punchy noir worth watching
“And Chipper should think of less-than-intelligent Braves’ fans the same way you view your children? Interesting take…” VJ
That wasn’t the take Jim. But thanks for trying.
nolie–I agree with you in all three of those, as well. My disc of ‘The Third Man’ was borrowed quite a few years ago by a friend. I never got it back. But I think of that film longingly. (Perhaps abetted from a decent time spent in Vienna.) Those are all great films. Makes me miss noir.
February 28th, 201112:32 am
Have you ever seen ‘Ace In The Hole’?
February 28th, 201112:33 am
oh yeah Griffith was a revelation the first time i saw Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd, after only having seen him in comic roles.
Great movie…great director. one I would think that Moe would like a lot since his dramas are pretty deep.
I can remember all the extreme fuss that arose with the showing of Baby Doll.
Haggard , Christian Bale won Best supporting actor, and Anna Hathaway hosted it. It was good…..
haggard–No, I never saw it. Should I? I will check it out, if I need to.
February 28th, 201112:34 am
“Chipper isn’t allowed the freedom to express his opinion as freely as the opinionated blog posters are…”
The problem isn’t that chipper isn’t allowed the freedom. The problem isn’t even that I actually care what he thinks or what he says.
The problem is that this has the possibility to be a mini-distraction. Like it or not, anytime a guys hometown newspaper runs a headline to a story that has a quote with the words “fans” and “kiss my ass” in it?
It’s going to get talked about. Even if it’s for one day.
I care about this team and Chipper not having distractions. I couldn’t care less what Chipper says or thinks. Only what he does between the white lines and how often he’s physically able to do it.
February 28th, 201112:35 am
Ace is now out on DVD I saw. good flick that makes you think a bit
couple of great Burt Lancaster drams Sweet Smell of Success and Elmer Gantry and The Rainmaker
February 28th, 201112:36 am
Don’t wan’t to get anybody upset, but this Chipper thing reminded me of what David Justice did, and upset the whole Atlanta area…Look at how many people rip him on the blog…..
February 28th, 201112:38 am
A player should have the right to say some thing……Just my opinion…….
Moe are you familiar with Ilia Kazan’s social commentary dramas?
February 28th, 201112:40 am
To add to my point, since I forgot to add it before.
The bloggers and callers to the radio shows are allowed to hide behind anonymity. Chipper isn’t awarded that luxury. He said it. He was quoted as saying it. It was “printed” online and likely will be in tomorrow’s AJC newspaper delivered on peoples doorsteps.
It will be talked about on Atlanta sports talk radio. Might get some play on Mike and Mike in the morning. Might get some play on Colin’s show on ESPN. Might get some play on Jim Rome. Might get some play on Pardon the Interruption. Might get some play on the Doug Gotlieb show. Might get some play on the SVP show in ESPN.
Ain’t nothing I ever posted on the MIB blog been talked about on sports talk radio.
No backing up now. If the media wanted to make Chipper out to be a bad guy? He’d be screwed. THAT is why you don’t say stuff like that. Not because it’s not true (if very well might be). Not because because some think he’s “not allowed” the freedom to do so.
Because there is NOTHING good to gain out of it. A 38 year old veteran who’s been groomed by Bobby Cox should know better. It’s something you’d expect from John Rocker. Not Chipper Jones.
that’s prolly a foolish question to a social studies prof who likes movies
players are supposed to just keep taking the abuse and say nothing, they might offend someone…
February 28th, 201112:42 am
It’s something you’d expect from John Rocker. Not Chipper Jones. N8
well now I wouldn’t take it quite that far
February 28th, 201112:43 am
Who received Best Actor?
No, really: I agree with you. Chipper should have the right to voice his critics……
February 28th, 201112:45 am
Haggard,Colin F. won for Best Actor The Kings Speech…..
nolie–Definitely familiar with Kazan’s work. From ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ to ‘Pinky’ to ‘Viva Zapata’ to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ to ‘On the Waterfront’ to ‘America, America’ to ‘East of Eden’, I always thought he was interesting–no matter what pressure was brought against him by McCarthyite committees.
February 28th, 201112:46 am
“players are supposed to just keep taking the abuse and say nothing, they might offend someone…”
Absolutely not. Do you perhaps think there is a different quote he might have used, rather than “kiss my ass”?
You’re mistaking the point and responding as though I’m offended by it. I’m just saying for as little as this was, it could cause a couple of ugly days for him in the media.
Buster Olney had a snipit today on ESPN radio talking about the Phillies being older than some are giving them credit for (in their lineup) and the Braves are a VERY deep team to look out for. Saying Freeman is going to make a big difference, etc…..
THAT is what I want ESPN talking about when referring to the Braves. Not some snide, smartass, off the cuff remark by the face of the franchise.
Don’t mistake my concern for ME actually being offended by it. I’m more offended at Schultz’s poor column than what Chipper had to say.
February 28th, 201112:47 am
nolie, I am from a brash young generation. It is okay to ask us what we know of the classics. Most know nothing.
February 28th, 201112:48 am
Moe – loved the songs from the film Bombay. Don’t remember much about the movie but the music was fantastic.
February 28th, 201112:49 am
“well now I wouldn’t take it quite that far” nolie
Fair enough. Rocker would have been much more “colorful” than Chipper was. Besides, I wasn’t comparing him to Rocker. Just saying that I would expect “kiss my ass” and “fans” to be in a quote from a guy like Rocker, not Chipper.
They are NOTHING alike. Well, they both like hunting. But other than that……
I have to call it a night. Not nearly as young as I used to be. (My thirties are about to foreclose.) Need some rest, because tomorrow is an early day. Keep well all of you.
maybe he should have been more specific, telling all the “haters” to p i $$ off instead of smooching his rear..
February 28th, 201112:51 am
Soph–I still fell like the first half is among Mani Ratnam’s better films–the second half unwinds a bit. But I love the music. It and Dil Se are my favorite A.R. Rahman soundtracks.
nite Moe ol’ buddy. take care.
Looks like the hag already snuck away.
Thanks for clarifying
Well there’s 3 movies in my must see list now…..
True Grit, The Fighter and now The King’s Speech.
Speaking of The King’s Speech, I watched the news earlier and they said The King’s Speech or the basis of the movie has some ties to the Pensacola area here. I forgot exactly how, but it’s quite interesting.
February 28th, 201112:52 am
I believe ‘Ace’ is worth your time. Billy Wilder directed and Douglas plays a newspaper reporter who prolongs a tragedy, ( a trapped miner) in order to revive his floundering career. It’s an early treatment on media manipulation.
all three are well worth watching Chris
February 28th, 201112:53 am
well speak of the devil and hag pops up
February 28th, 201112:54 am
Agree on Dil Se as well. Also enjoyed the music in Rangeela.
Anyway, night! We can discuss further another day.
February 28th, 201112:55 am
Okay, really off to bed with a new film to watch. The wife is out of town in a few weeks, will catch it then. (Although, it actually sounds like something she might like, so I might get around to seeing it sooner.)
I think I’ll buy The King’s Speech, Social Network,and The Fighter
February 28th, 201112:56 am
Ward, get True Grit too…
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