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adamhansen
I have always enjoyed this skit!
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hueby
I grew up on the original SNL cast. We only had 3 channels (PBS being one of them) but SNL really made my evenings when you grow up in the sticks. Actually on PBS on Saturday nights they had Benny Hill, Monty Python then I'd switch it over to Saturday Night Live after the news.

One funny skit I've always remembered was Bill Murray doing a commercial about bottled water right from Lake Erie. He pours it to the Carly Simon song "Anticipation" (mocks the ketchup commercial), John Belushi's Wheaties commercial where he portrays what Bruce Jenner accomplished in the Olympics but Belushi "Downed a lot of donuts" instead. When Eddie Murphy joined I really enjoyed him on the show too!

Don't get around to watching much TV at night but enjoy the reviews on the thread. I've googled some of the skits from the SNL 40 show and have enjoyed them so far!
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hueby
Did actually watch the series finale of "Two and a Half Men" the other night. It was weird seeing Angus Jones (Jake) so thin, long hair and sporting a beard. He like many former cast members made a short appearance.

It had quite a teaser, had you wondering if Charlie Sheen was going to make a guest appearance.
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safetysqueezepleezzee11
RIP- Gene Gene the Dancing Machine from The Gong Show has passed.
Real name was Gene Patton - series ran from 1976 to 1978.
The main thing I remember about this show was it was so STUPID, it was funny.
People would come on with 'supposed' talent and give a performance.
95% were absolutely horrible - some were actually pretty good.
Today it would not even be remembered most likely, but at that time - only 3 TV channels.
Plenty of stupid show today - it was pretty unique for the time.

Gene Gene the dancing machine and the 'dancing bear' at the end of each show was the
highlight for me. Cant even remember how many times I saw people drunk at parties
that tried to give a dancing performance to imitate these two.
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hueby
I forgot about the Gong Show. That's true it was so stupid it was funny. As kids were just anxious to see the people get booed off!

I just mentioned in another thread I just haven't watched much TV anymore. Besides some news and sports. Sometimes will watch comedy re-runs with my wife. She likes her soaps (records them) and her "I Love Lucy" shows.

If I can't make it to the gym I have gotten into reading books. It's refreshing for me because it gives you more an insight to history. I'm bothered by what the schools are teaching the kids about history. It seems very one sided making it appear we are a terrible country. So I share what I know that isn't being taught (Like the other side of the story!!!) Sorry just venting...

Is there a book review thread on this site? (Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!
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iwishiwasaballer
hueby wrote:
I forgot about the Gong Show. That's true it was so stupid it was funny. As kids were just anxious to see the people get booed off!

I just mentioned in another thread I just haven't watched much TV anymore. Besides some news and sports. Sometimes will watch comedy re-runs with my wife. She likes her soaps (records them) and her "I Love Lucy" shows.

If I can't make it to the gym I have gotten into reading books. It's refreshing for me because it gives you more an insight to history. I'm bothered by what the schools are teaching the kids about history. It seems very one sided making it appear we are a terrible country. So I share what I know that isn't being taught (Like the other side of the story!!!) Sorry just venting...

Is there a book review thread on this site?
(Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!



It never really took off but here's one from a while back
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diener34
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
hueby wrote:
I forgot about the Gong Show. That's true it was so stupid it was funny. As kids were just anxious to see the people get booed off!

I just mentioned in another thread I just haven't watched much TV anymore. Besides some news and sports. Sometimes will watch comedy re-runs with my wife. She likes her soaps (records them) and her "I Love Lucy" shows.

If I can't make it to the gym I have gotten into reading books. It's refreshing for me because it gives you more an insight to history. I'm bothered by what the schools are teaching the kids about history. It seems very one sided making it appear we are a terrible country. So I share what I know that isn't being taught (Like the other side of the story!!!) Sorry just venting...

Is there a book review thread on this site?
(Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!



It never really took off but here's one from a while back


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coach40
hueby wrote:
I forgot about the Gong Show. That's true it was so stupid it was funny. As kids were just anxious to see the people get booed off!

I just mentioned in another thread I just haven't watched much TV anymore. Besides some news and sports. Sometimes will watch comedy re-runs with my wife. She likes her soaps (records them) and her "I Love Lucy" shows.

If I can't make it to the gym I have gotten into reading books. It's refreshing for me because it gives you more an insight to history. I'm bothered by what the schools are teaching the kids about history. It seems very one sided making it appear we are a terrible country. So I share what I know that isn't being taught (Like the other side of the story!!!) Sorry just venting...

Is there a book review thread on this site? (Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!



Here are some fantastic reads for History. Some military aspects but still fun books. I remember the titles of most but not the author's name.

Roll Jordan Roll
Battle Cry of Freedom---James McPherson
Barbarosa--Alan Clark
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (very long but very good)--William Shirer
The Guns of August (about WWI)--Barbara Tuchman
The Civil War-A narrative---Shelby Foote
Ghost Soldiers-Hampton Sides
Becoming Eichman-
Gulag Archipelago--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
April 1865-Jay Winik
Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle at Little Big Horn
        We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam---Harold Moore (This is the book for the movie We Were Soldiers)
Hiroshima-John Hersey
Lincoln- David Herbert Donald
THe War to End all Wars---
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945---Max Hastings
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust-Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


I hope this gives you a somewhat idea of some good reads. I can tell you I have read them all. They are good! Not all are military history but in some form will be about historical items!

BTW if you love the Civil War you HAVE to read Battle Cry of Freedom!

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hueby
diener34 wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
hueby wrote:

Is there a book review thread on this site? (Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!



It never really took off but here's one from a while back


[&o]


Thanks for that link! I'll try to add to that! I hear the book "Unbroken" is really good too. I met a lady going through rough times reading it. Heard the book is better than the movie.




coach40 wrote:


        We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam---Harold Moore (This is the book for the movie We Were Soldiers)




Just editing down the quotes-thanks coach40 that list... looks good! I have to share this...

I met the Command Sergeant Major who was in that battle- Basil Plumley! This is weird but I read that book back in the '90's. (Then went years without reading a book which reflects in my grammar [] ...) I was down at Ft. Benning when I looked him up in the phone book, drove over to his house, knocked on his door and he invited me in! I spent about an hour with him. I was very honored to meet him!

I just asked if he had a few minutes & share his advise on leadership. I remember him telling me things like the men in this battle were draftees- and they all did a wonderful job. He told me how they didn't have camouflaged ranks on their uniforms back then and how the leaders became targets-so they turned their uniforms inside out.

The one thing I'll always remember him telling me was about leadership. Here was one of the most combat experienced, top non-commissioned officers I would ever meet. Long before computers and the internet this man worked, trained and led men from all walks of life from all over the country. He told me the one thing everybody looks for....is fairness.

I think of this conversation and I hear his voice over the years of my life often. He was quite the American! One would never know this as men like himself were very quiet and humble people.

Anyways, I appreciate that list!
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coach40
Awesome story Hueby! Whenever I have a chance to speak with someone that has served I do it! I guess being a History teacher has taught me to do things like that!
Do or do not---there is no try
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coach40
Awesome story Hueby! Whenever I have a chance to speak with someone that has served I do it! I guess being a History teacher has taught me to do things like that!
Do or do not---there is no try
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