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  1. William Shatner will always be "The Captain" and Leonard Nemoy will always be Spock.

    R.Lee Ermey will always be the Drill Instructor. The guys opening lines to Full Metal Jacket are classic.

    Ronnie Howard......Richie Cunningham

    George C. Scott. George S. Patton

    Sean Connery. Bond....James Bond


    Matthew McConughey to small child in We Are Marshall. "What day is it"?

    small child. "Game Day"

    MMcC "What day is it"

    small child "Game Day"

    MMcC. "Time to play till the whistle blows".

  2. Well guys and gals here is the offical trailer that people around the world will be seeing advertising the movie "We Are Marshall". There are a lot of folks crying in my hometown this evening including me, my wife, and my mum.

    The cast and crew have done an outstanding job in telling a story about despair, hope and rebirth.



    A son of Marshall 1971

  3. Darryl there are so many inspirtational lines and stories out there to give you comfort. I keep going back to the line in that favorite movie of mine the Shawshank Redemption. I truly believe this line with all my heart.

    Near the end of the movie as Red(Morgan Freeman) is reading a letter written by Andy after he has escaped and it says "Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things,and a good thing never dies.". I know I have used this quote a number of times at various places on this message board, but I truly believe in what it is saying.

    God's speed to a quick recovery my friend.


  4. I have just started back to work for my 32nd year as a high school science teacher. I will start out the new year with these two nominations.

    1. Midnight Special CCR. This was featured in the movie "The Twilight Zone". Remember this was the movie that featured about 3 short vignettes. One of the shorts was the story where actor Vic Morrow was killed along with a small child when they were shooting a scene concerning the Viet Nam war.

    There was one short story that dealt with John Lithgowl sp? as a passenger on a plane who sees a strange creature on the wing. In the actual episode of the Twilight Zone this part was played by William Shatner. Anyhow at the end of the movie as John Lithgowl is being escorted off by an ambulance the song "The Midnight Special" is playing. The driver of the ambulance is none other than Dan Ackroyd.

    2. Abraham, Martin, and John. Dion. A song that has a lot of meaning for many Americans.


    "Let the midnight special shine its ever lovin light on me." CCR

  5. 1. California Sun

    2. Lonely Too Long

    3. Cats In The Cradle. Another artist whose life was cut too short. Harry Chapin was not only a great performer, but a genuinely nice guy who did a lot for charity.

    4. (I'm Not Your) Steppin Stone

    5. War

    6. Johnny B.Goode

    7. Little Sister. The King

    8. I'm Down. Those lads from Liverpool

    9. Dancin In The Streets

    10. El Paso. The man who has a statue erected in his honor in the city he sings about; Marty Robbins.


    "War good God y'all what is it good for absolutey nothing." Edwin Star.

  6. If your interested there is site that I will give you that shows a featurette of the Marshall movie that is called "We Are Marshall" that will be coming out in theaters this December.

    Link http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wearemarshall/featurette.

    The only thing is that you need quicktime to watch it. I can't get my computer to run quicktime so I had to go to my buddies to see it.

    There are some haunting black and white scenes from the crash site and some interviews with actors and the actual folks that are being betrayed by those actors.


  7. Hey RonJon. This has nothing to do with music, but in 1968 I did a live radio feed from Madison Square Garden of an NIT basketball game between Marshall and St. Peters college. It was a thrill of a liftetime for me. It was carried by the Marshall campus radio station that I worked for during my undergrad years. Much to my dismay the Peacocks won in triple overtime. A cat by the name of Elnardo Webster scored 51 for the Peacocks.


  8. My first one will be dedicated to RonJon and the rest of those that "Catch" a Wave.

    1. "California Sun" The Rivieras. This tune was featured in Robin Williams' "Good Morning Viet Nam".

    2. "War" Edwin Star


    Hey RonJon does the water ever warm up down on the Jersey shore? I was at a place in '87 I believe called Surf Side. It was in June and the water was like a West Virginia mountain stream.

  9. Sorry guys I have been in and out a lot lately. I didn't have trouble getting 10, but I did have trouble placing them from 1 to 10.

    So here goes.

    1.Saturday In The Park. One of the better concerts I have attended was by Chicago.

    2. Say You Love Me. I always kind of liked Christine McViegh sp?

    3. Band On the Run. I liked the sound and pyrotechnics that went along with video.

    4. Sundown. I was on Army Reserve duty at Fort Drum New York when this one came out.

    5. I Am I Said. Some folks think Niel Diamond is a nerd, but I have always liked his voice and style.

    6. Rich Girl. I still cringe when I think that I could have seen these guys in concert and passed it up.

    7. We Will Rock You. Great song for the sporting events.

    8. Higher and Higher. What a great tragedy to the music world it was to lose Jackie Wilson early in life. A tireless performer.

    9. Who Are You. A good hard rock tune.

    10. Maybe Baby. Another great performer cut down in the prime of life. Garry Bussey did an excellent job in portraying Buddy Holly in film.


    You're a big disgrace you got mud on your face kick'n your can all over the place. We will we will rock you. Queen.

  10. Hey this is a great thread. I love the idea of being able to play the character in a movie.

    Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff" It would be neat to be the first person to go faster then the speed of sound.

    Steve McQueen in "The Great Escape" The Germans could not keep him in a prisoner of war camp. I liked the way he taunted the German Kommandant of the prison camp.

    Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky" Hey he went the distance, enough said.

    Clint Eastwood in "Sudden Impact". "Go ahead Punk make my day"

    Tim Robbins in the "Shawshank Redemption" The ultimate movie of vindication. "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and a good thing never dies".

    Dustin Hoffman in the "Graduate". "Are you trying to seduce Ms. Robinson?"


  11. I saw this little known fact on a program last night about the history of the brewing industry.

    In 1814 a large vat of beer broke apart in a brewry in London. A 25 foot tidal wave of beer cascaded into a London street killing 8 and injuring numerous pedestrians. Those that survived the onslaught were seen trying to scrape the beer up out of the street.

    Man I bet OLD 55 would have liked to been around at that time. ;)


    99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, take one down and pass it around you have 98 bottles of beer on the wall....98 bottles of beer on the wall.......

  12. I'm like Uncle Joe a lot of movies have been bounced off my brain. Here are just a few of my favorites.

    The Right Stuff

    Shawshank Redemption

    Forest Gump

    Apollo 13

    The Great Escape

    Caddy Shack



    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Full Metal Jacket

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Apocalypse Now


    Used Cars

    It's A Mad, Mad World

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Sudden Impact

    The Wrath of Kahn

    Rocky III


    Close Encounters


    The Green Berets

    I'm sure there are many more that I'm leaving off my list at this time. This is a pretty good representation of what I like.


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