12:30 am January 10, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
January 14th, 201210:02 pm
BravefaninOK – It’s amazing the access we have to films, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc, etc.
I just went to Netflix and added “Hondo” to my queue and can have the DVD in my mailbox in 3 days.
January 14th, 201210:06 pm
One of my favorite movie lines of all-time is from Hondo, when the Duke says “Everybody’s gotta get dead sometime, and it was his turn)…
January 14th, 201210:07 pm
“, not )…
Hondo was a good film, not one of his very best but quite enjoyable
January 14th, 201210:11 pm
what up folks
the other 1/2 stole my couch from the basement (where it was never used) and moved it upstairs so now I will sit on it frequently…
forgot how much I loved this old thing- I’ve had it since I was 18
How about this Wayne quote from the Alamo – Come on Mister, get off your high horse. You gotta boil the pig before you get the lard. I have no idea what he said.
January 14th, 201210:12 pm
Getting ready to watch moneyball ….
January 14th, 201210:17 pm
regarding Honda, Wayne costarred with Geraldine Page. Supposedly he thought her ugly and bossy and didn’t care for her at all. It is a prototypical lone stranger saves the day for a family or town, Wayne is tall and terse and get’s er done. Shades of Shane and other such western myths.
January 14th, 201210:18 pm
Maybe since Wayne was playing Davey Crockett who was from TN, we could get TNBrian to translate that last Wayne quote.
January 14th, 201210:19 pm
KL did you watch Angels in the Outfield? If so , like it at all?
January 14th, 201210:20 pm
I’m just excited we are so close to Dark Star…even though nolie don’t care
January 14th, 201210:21 pm
I always took it to mean that you couldn’t stand back and look down of the dirty part of a job, you had to dig in anf gets your hands dirty to be effective. BUt what do I know?
January 14th, 201210:22 pm
Reality seems to have come crashing down around the Broncos.
right, I’m much more excited about April than February.
January 14th, 201210:23 pm
nolie – I take it you mean the Paul Douglas “Angels in the Outfield?”
January 14th, 201210:26 pm
Nolie – I did watch it but was a little disappointed. I’d probably rate it a two star movie, but I may watch it again. It just didn’t hold my interest at times.
Another 200 posts and I might catch up to cab today…
yes sir, I do. I think KL said he had seen the newer one but not the original and said he was adding it to NetFlix
January 14th, 201210:27 pm
thats great but if you figure a way to get to april without going through february let me know I’ll be right there with you…
January 14th, 201210:29 pm
actually I take that back I don’t want to miss the little one’s first 2 months of playing baseball….
sorry you didn’t like it all that much. I am pretty easy to please when it comes to baseball movies. it is rated higher than the remake and i liked it a lot better myself. but then I also liked RHUBARB about a cat that owned an MLB team
VJ – here’s the movie Nolie is talking about and it is starring Paul Douglas. It has a good trailer in it.
January 14th, 201210:30 pm
Rhubarb…is that the one where the player wouldn’t pet him and tripped on the bats? classic storylines in that movie
January 14th, 201210:33 pm
I guess I should put the link in.
January 14th, 201210:34 pm
I last saw it about 25 years ago – my memories are hazy. Preferred It Happens Every Spring … and, of course, Damn Yankees…
January 14th, 201210:39 pm
In a rather foolish move earlier this evening, I was testing to see if the burner had cooled down enough since removing one pan and imminently needing to place another, which needed a lower temperature. (I really miss my gas stove.) Well, in a rather imbecilic move, I had forgotten to turn the burner down. So the fingers on my left hand are not in the best of shape.
January 14th, 201210:40 pm
the team fakes a cash windfall to the coupla players who will pet it, in an attempt to calm the players and get them to accept the new owner. I loved it myself, but I’m sure it would be a total waste for most younger folks.
January 14th, 201210:41 pm
I preferred both of them myself VJ. Damn Yankees is one of the relatively few musicals that I really love
January 14th, 201210:45 pm
It Happens Every Spring is my favorite too.
A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.
January 14th, 201210:47 pm
well I guess I’ll go finish the last episode of Clash of the Dinosaurs TTFN
January 14th, 201210:53 pm
the Braves youth movement will be interesting to follow. If the players hold up we are set for ages. If we pushed the youth too hard and we end up with a bunch of Joey Devines we will be hurting
January 14th, 201210:58 pm
It’s the only musical I love, except for about 50 others…
Perhaps, if Joey Devine had been able to age properly (think of a smoky, well-aged single malt), he might have been a good investment. In just over 45 innings pitched in 2008, he had a WHIP of 0.83, and an ERA of 0.59.
January 14th, 201211:00 pm
dammit moe now I’ll be walking towards a glass of laphroig…
Anyone else think they could stand winter down here?
Next 5 days.
January 14th, 201211:01 pm
I gotta get ready anyway will be spending a few nights out on a business trip with a colleague from scotland…
January 14th, 201211:02 pm
kl – call cab in august she might make you want to move…
January 14th, 201211:04 pm
tiger297–Enjoy it tiger. I only have wine in the house now and am really wanting to find myself with a nice, peaty drink.
January 14th, 201211:05 pm
kl–I have to admit that after Boston and Chicago, New Jersey is seeming rather balmy. I don’t have to worry about the mid-summer mugginess, but thus far, the winter has been very mild. (The weather commentary does not address any of the cultural lack of the area.)
January 14th, 201211:07 pm
Tiger – It never really gets “too hot” in the daytime, it’s the nights that stay into the 80’s from May to Oct. You just don’t get a break for 6 months. It’s that we’re in the Gulfstream and the water temps match our nighttime temps.
January 14th, 201211:10 pm
The weather commentary does not address any of the cultural lack of the area
I guess you have to go to the Jersey Shore for Cultural Enrichment?
January 14th, 201211:11 pm
That may be an idea for a new reality show. “Moe Goes to the Shore
January 14th, 201211:12 pm
it doesn’t get “too hot” or “too cold” here either…I have yet to have my central air/heat not be able to keep my house in the 70-76 range
January 14th, 201211:14 pm
kl–Actually, I have not made it over there yet. (And have actually never seen the t.v. show so not entirely sure of what all the referents are.) For cultural enrichment, I have been down to Princeton, up to some Shakespeare in Madison, a number of outings to the city, and the one-off event in New Brunswick. But it is not as easy as when living in a city. The problem with New Jersey is that the entire state is a giant suburb. Apparently, it has more malls per capita (or per square mile) than any other state–it is the zenith of mall culture. Not exactly the locus for enrichment.
January 14th, 201211:17 pm
I have yet to have my central air/heat not be able to keep my house in the 70-76 range
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Atlanta can be brutally hot in the summer. I was living in Athens in 1980 and it was over a 100 for 13 straight day in August. They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing.
January 14th, 201211:18 pm
That may be an idea for a new reality show. “Moe Goes to the Shore
The only times I have gone regularly to the shore were when I lived on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago and worked on an olive grove in a bay in Greece near the village of Skorponeria. In Boston, I was not too far–either from the banks of the Charles or the shore of the Bay and so made it to one or the other often. Now, I live along the banks of the Raritan but not so near the shore.
Please Moe, don’t watch Jersey Shore on TV. It would damage some part of your brain to realize you lived only a few hours from those people.
January 14th, 201211:19 pm
ohh moe those of us who have to live in what you speak of feel your pain…my other 1/2 wouldn’t let me live in the city a tall…but i’m still trying
I was living in Athens in 1980 and it was over a 100 for 13 straight day in August.
When I moved away from Norman last summer, we were well past day 30 of 100+ temperatures. Absolutely miserable.
January 14th, 201211:24 pm
kl–I probably won’t catch it. Don’t catch much t.v.
tiger–I know what you mean. I am not a fan of suburbia. I have lived in cities, small towns and suburbs. I will take both of the former over the latter. Something soul-numbing about them. You must make the case. In Atlanta, you can have a splash of the suburbs, while living in the city. I lived in Peachtree Heights East, Decatur and Druid Hills. They all had residential elements of suburbia but many of the urban amenities. Even my brother who lives out in the Lawrenceville/Suwanee area was just telling me that if my house in Druid Hills were still available, he would totally move to it.
January 14th, 201211:25 pm
First and foremost, I’d like to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for this crushing defeat.
January 14th, 201211:26 pm
“:roll: That’s why they have a home play off game today”
rude much, cab? I was being facetious.
January 14th, 201211:27 pm
I’ve lived in a number of places (not as many as Moe has of course) and all of them have good points and bad points (weather included).
I mean as much as Moe complains about NJ & the malls just think he will never be more than 10 minutes from a GAP
January 14th, 201211:31 pm
I did go to a GAP when visiting a friend in Champaign, IL, a couple of years ago. Have not found my way to one sense.
One place that I lived that I find myself missing is Santa Fe. Not really a city, per se. But I went on a hiking trip outside of the town at least 4-5 afternoons a week. I went out to Santa Fe for a week or two every summer going up and so loved it. Have not been in over a decade. Would love to escape there from the Raritan Valley.
Moe – The University of GA campus and downtown Athens are separated by Broad St in Athens. There was a parking garage there about 8 stories tall on Broad St overlooking the campus. About 20 years ago a developer bought the garage and turned it into condominiums. That would be as perfect of a place for a professor that loved in the city could ever find.
January 14th, 201211:34 pm
If you were, I apologize. It’s often hard to tell on a blog
January 14th, 201211:35 pm
moe – so would I…been trying to convince the other 1/2 we should move to the city for quality time with the little one (save me 2 hours a day in the car). Biggest problem I have with doing that at this point in Atlanta are the 20-30 smog alert days we get a year. Where we live in the burbs its not nearly as bad (its amazing you can feel the difference in breathing)
January 14th, 201211:37 pm
kl–Right on Broad Street? I went to visit a friend in a tall condo building right on Broad overlooking the campus, wondering if that is it. I am now on the 20th floor overlooking the Raritan River, New Brunswick, Piscataway, Highland Park, Edison, and in the distance, Newark and New York City. It is fine. But the problem is that when I go downstairs, I have to hop into the car to go anywhere. Even in Norman, I could walk a few blocks in one direction to be on campus, to a cafe, a slew of restaurants, etc. In another direction, I could be to the grocery store, a park, and another cafe. I hate the necessity of the car.
January 14th, 201211:39 pm
oh btw – I went and picked my airplane up today…so great to have it back home-just in case I decide to go fly it somewhere
January 14th, 201211:41 pm
tiger–I can understand the smog alerts. I remember them, when I lived in the city. But in some of the really tree-lined neighborhoods in the city, you don’t notice as much. The ceiling of trees keeps it somewhat at bay.
I remember years ago, when I was studying up in Boston, one of my undergrad friends from Athens was living in NYC. I would go down to visit him. He was going on one day talking about how cool the kids who were growing up in the city were. He grew up in Marietta and I did in the Lilburn/Stone Mountain area. He kept saying that if he ever had kids, he would want them to grow up in the city–just so savvy.
January 14th, 201211:42 pm
Moe – yes on the downtown side of Broad St. There is what used to be a C & S Bank on the corner of Broad & Lumpkin street and the condos were next to the bank. I’m not sure what the bank is named now. And if I’m not mistaken, that’s about the highest point in Athens. They have to have a beautiful view of the campus, downtown and for miles in every direction.
moe – its 8 miles from my house to anything except subdivisions…
January 14th, 201211:46 pm
kl–Yes, I think that is where I have been. Had a great view. Whatever the problems of living in a highrise (long elevator waits come to mind), the view are really nice. When I was very little, we lived just outside of NYC, our neighbor’s parents lived in a highrise in Midtown Manhattan near the U.N. We went into the city regularly to their place. I fell in love with the views of highrises. Even my place in Calcutta is on the top floor with a bit of a view. The building is not that high so it is a circumscribed view. Some good friends have a condo on the 25th floor nearby and one can see the whole city. It is amazing.
January 14th, 201211:47 pm
76° 65° – keylargo
Yeah, I could more than stand winter down there. Love it. But after living for 13 years in Fort Lauderdale, I can honestly say I hated the weather for about eight months a year there, never got comfortable with it, and loathed the lack of four distinct seasons. No spring or fall to speak of there. There’s two seasons in South Florida (including the keys) — beautiful winter and miserably humid and rainy most of the other time.
Now, San Diego/Southern California weather is a different story. That’s paradise. (Well, with the exception of pesky earthquakes and Santa Ana winds that cause massive brush fires and periodic heat waves. But they actually have some cold weather, enough to feel the change in the seasons and for it not to be a major story on the local 11 o’clock news (as it is in South Florida) when the temperature dips into the 40s.
January 14th, 201211:49 pm
tiger–I completely understand the feeling. I look at the neighborhood in Vancouver, where my niece and nephews are growing up and am envious of their childhoods. Just so much more interesting than what I had in a suburb with subdivision after subdivision. When I went to UGA, most people I knew were from such areas or from places like Dalton or Milledgeville, where there was never anything beyond the subdivisions. I then moved to Santa Fe and Boston and met people who had grown up in different circumstances. Realized that one could walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, theaters, jazz clubs. Seemed a surreal world.
January 14th, 201211:53 pm
I had a buddy who had a place in buckhead…you could walk to just about anything (including marta). If I had that place and my current job it would be heavenly.
January 14th, 201211:58 pm
tiger–When I lived in Peachtree Heights East, I was right around the corner from Fellini’s, La Fonda, and Garden Hills Theater. I could walk up Peachtree to Piedmont with no troubles. I would go biking over to Chastain. Could walk down to Peachtree Battle with no problem. Whenever my little niece would come over, the Duck Pond was around the corner–she loved it. It was a great place to be.
January 15th, 201212:07 am
cab, that was a great football game. never scene one bettter.
January 15th, 201212:09 am
one of the sisters (3 elderly widowed sisters live across the street from me) was a nurse and has a condo in that area. Would love to buy it from her if the prices drop much further.
Florida is just pure torture for me. Scuba diving, Deep Sea Fishing, playing golf, Beautiful sunsets, riding my Hog, Spring Training everywhere, tooling in my convertible, tourists from all over the world bringing truckloads of money that ends up in my bank account, my work allows me to travel to every city in Florida so I am blessed and see Florida differently than most.
Just miserable to live in Paradise, here on the West Coast of Florida, and after 35 years here I am going to move to the East Coast, which I don’t think is near as beautiful and give it a shot for I hope at least 20 years before they scatter me. I always seem to find world class restaurants in every city I’m in.
January 15th, 201212:12 am
Why would I move? Gotta be a woman in there somewhere
January 15th, 201212:15 am
we’ve talked about that before and I said tonight to Tiger that from May to Oct. it never gets below 80 because of the Gulfstream.
But I’ve got an offshore boat, two jetskis, several fishing poles, several Stone Crab traps, a Kayak, Scuba Diving equipment and live on the water. Not down a canal 10 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale Beach but on the open water. I can use the water 12 months a year and that Gulfstream that heats you up in the summer keeps you warm in the winter. The most I ever dress up to go out in the ocean is to wear a shorty dive suit.
And it makes the visits to N. Ga in the summer months all that more enjoyable. I couldn’t wait to get up there this summer and ride up in Helen and visit my parents in Athens.
And one last thing. I don’t think you or I either one will ever own a place on the Pacific Ocean. At least not me.
January 15th, 201212:18 am
AUSTRALIA – regular season
PERTH HEAT – double-header
1B MATT KENNELLY [.272 BA] 0-5
C MATT KENNELLY [.279 BA] 2-4, 1 R.
No BRAVES played.
DH/1B ERNESTO MEJIA [.297 BA] 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR , 4 RBI , 1 BB
January 15th, 201212:21 am
And one last thing. I don’t think you or I either one will ever own a place on the Pacific Ocean.
My sister that now teaches at LSU nearly took up a position at UC Santa Cruz. I kept hoping she would and I could go to the nearby Pacific. Alas, she now lives in Louisiana, which has its own charms. Still not Santa Cruz.
Should probably think about calling it a night.
January 15th, 201212:27 am
moe, always thought your name was moe berg.,\\\
January 15th, 201212:29 am
either way going to antigua.
going to a resort in a antigua called the st. james.
January 15th, 201212:33 am
Gotta play me some nite nite stuff
January 15th, 201212:34 am
Moe – I think Tiger might have called it a night, but he went to LSU. I’m sure he could give you a more enlightened view of LA compared to the constant bad press it gets. I’ve never been anywhere there except to the Sugar Bowl twice but that only gives you a very skewed view of LA.
January 15th, 201212:35 am
cab, no problem. It can be extremely hard to tell.
January 15th, 201212:36 am
January 15th, 201212:43 am
Take a comparative look at the rookie LaSTELLA’s numbers in A compared to second year CHIPPER JONES in A. I really like what I’m seeing from the rookie right now.
TOMMY LaSTELLA – draft 2011 – position 2B — 2011 BA .328 – 2011 OBP .401 —- 2011 OPS .944 — BB 26 — SO 28 —- G 63 —– E 11
CHIPPER JONES —- draft 1990 — position SS — 1991 BA .326 — 2011 OBP .407 — 2011 OPS .925 —– BB 69 — SO 70 —- G 131 —– E 56
January 15th, 201212:45 am
Heh! I like that so much I think I’ll post it again later this a.m. NYTOL.
January 15th, 20121:00 am
thus far, the winter has been very mild
January 15th, 20121:38 am
..An inmate at a correctional facility is no Jimmy the Greek.
January 15th, 20121:44 am
How bout them Niners baby!!!!!! Woot Woot!!!!!
January 15th, 20121:48 am
Hi everyone. How’s life? Frank Wren has the guts of a burglar if his only move of the offseason after an unprecedented collapse is re-signing Jack Wilson.
Hello everyone! Too bad for Tebow,but deep down we all knew the Pats,were the better team.
January 15th, 20121:51 am
Wren, still could make a move later in Spring Training. Just,because he signed Prado,and J.J. is staying, as of now. Doesn’t mean they will be here the whole season. Smart move not to trade them.
January 15th, 20121:52 am
Keep them until All Star Break,when teams need the pitching second half.
January 15th, 20121:53 am
Keep Prado,and see what he can do too.
January 15th, 20121:57 am
If Prado, doesn’t hit,and perform,somebody will need him in the Second half of season.Some team will trade for him.
January 15th, 20121:59 am
so if he doesn’t hit or perform, some other team will want him and make a trade for him??
January 15th, 20122:03 am
Yeah, thats the way is see it. Prado might do better on another team,but as for now keep him. It doesn’t hurt to wait,and if he does Do really good. Wren, can trade him for more value too,or see if he can sign Prado, for long term during the season. It’s worth a shot.
January 15th, 20122:04 am
Risky on value,but I say take the chance.
January 15th, 20122:15 am
I was one who wanted Prado traded,but after a lot of thought,now it makes sense to keep him.
January 15th, 20122:20 am
Well, hope the Giants,can pull out a victory tomorrow,but I’ve learned to take it game by game. It should be a good game. At least thats what the papers say.Texas,and Ravens should be interesting as well. All have a good one,and talk tomorrow,and peace……….
January 15th, 20122:54 am
Who cares really. Braves better start beating those shi* teams more often, or it doesn’t matter who they get or who they’re keeping. One of those sh** teams might not be so much anymore. Slowy the Nats are improving. Marlins too, but they’re more bought and the longevity goes to wsh.
Braves will be alright though. We’ll have a good year and it’ll be fun.
January 15th, 20127:44 am
January 15th, 20127:47 am
Oh ok. I guess everyone is sleeping in today.
Watching the rebroadcast of the Niners/Saints game. Wow. What a game. I wish I didn’t know who wins.
January 15th, 20128:02 am
Critical analysis is not encouraged.
Steve from OH –
I’m not a big hockey fan, but here’s an interesting article about the Wild Wild East. Otherwise, known as the KHL…
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