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« Reply #1845 on: October 16, 2021, 02:29:39 AM »

The book The Detective was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra.  
The book had a sequel called Nothing Lasts Forever.    That book was later adapted into a movie you may have heard of (especially around Christmas)  Die Hard.  

The weird thing about the Roderick Thorp book is that it is way more violent than Die Hard, rather like the book of First Blood by David Morrell.
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« Reply #1846 on: October 16, 2021, 04:52:19 AM »

The book The Detective was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra.  
The book had a sequel called Nothing Lasts Forever.    That book was later adapted into a movie you may have heard of (especially around Christmas)  Die Hard.  

The weird thing about the Roderick Thorp book is that it is way more violent than Die Hard, rather like the book of First Blood by David Morrell.

Because of his contract for The Detective, Sinatra had to be offered the lead in Die Hard first.
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« Reply #1847 on: October 16, 2021, 09:06:21 AM »


Because of his contract for The Detective, Sinatra had to be offered the lead in Die Hard first.

Considering that the character Joe Leland - a recovering alcoholic and a retired cop - in the book was a lot older than Bruce Willis' character, that would have been correct to have Mr Sinatra in that role. But man, is that book violent! Buggedout

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_(Thorp_novel)
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« Reply #1848 on: November 17, 2021, 07:20:05 PM »

Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott created the Klingon language. 

Sort of. 

James Doohan recorded several lines of "Klingon" dialogue on tape for an actor that was going to speak in Star Trek the Motion Picture.  The actor transcribed the tape phonetically and used that to deliver his dialog.   

In Star Trek III they actually hired a linguist to build upon Doohn's work and make a functioning language out of it. 





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« Reply #1849 on: December 04, 2021, 08:45:06 AM »

Oscar Wilde dined at London's Savoy Hotel over one-hundred times, and stayed there for several weeks, primarily for illicit purposes, reserving a particular suite with a double bath tub. Wilde declared the hotel to be "a perfect paradise" and said he could die happily there.

At the trial in which he was rashly suing his lover's father for libel after the Marquess of Queensbury infamously accused Wilde of "posing as a sodomite" (an absurd charge, if one thinks about it) employees of the Savoy were called to testify against Wilde concerning his conduct at the posh hotel, giving details of Wilde's brazenly carrying on with men within the confines of the Savoy, largely setting the stage for Wilde to lose his case and subsequently face ruinous arrest under Britain's existing laws against homosexuality.

Wilde compared his "betrayal" by his beloved Savoy to the kiss Judas gave Christ, and to the end of his life, five years later, wept bitterly at the memory.

In the 21st century management at the Savoy would apologize to Wilde for violating his privacy in court, though the Savoy also revealed the notoriously spendthrift Wilde still owed the hotel over four-thousand pounds in unpaid bills....
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« Reply #1850 on: December 21, 2021, 05:23:47 PM »

British director Ronald Neame's most popular movie was The Poseidon Adventure (1972). The first movie he directed was Take My Life (1947), and the last movie he directed was the comedy Foreign Body (1986). He was 75 when he did Foreign Body. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 99.

I feel like he never got the credit he deserved, especially for The Poseidon Adventure. He also directed First Monday in October (1981) which I enjoyed quite a bit.

Born in 1911, he lived through almost ten decades which I think is amazing. What a life he must had.

1910s - When he was 1 the Titanic sank.
1920s - When he was 9 women gained the right to vote.
1930s - When he was 26 the Hindenburg caught fire.
1940s - When he was 30 Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1950s - When he was 46 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.
1960s - When he was 52 John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
1970s - When he was 59 the Beatles disbanded.
1980s - When he was 69 John Lennon was killed.
1990s - When he was 86 Diana, Princess of Wales died.
2000s - When he was 90 terrorist destroyed the World Trade Center.
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« Reply #1851 on: December 28, 2021, 10:06:54 AM »

Piers Morgan tells of an occasion in which he saw President Clinton shake dozens of hands at a function, then turn around and scoop up a piece of pie in his own unwashed right hand, and set about devouring it. Oh my.
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« Reply #1852 on: December 28, 2021, 10:18:52 AM »

 ^ If it was pecan...well hell yes!  Thumbup
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« Reply #1853 on: December 28, 2021, 11:42:26 AM »

Piers Morgan tells of an occasion in which he saw President Clinton shake dozens of hands at a function, then turn around and scoop up a piece of pie in his own unwashed right hand, and set about devouring it. Oh my.

I'd be more worried if I had touched Piers Morgan to be fair. There isn't enough sterilizing fluid in the world to cleanse that kind of taint.
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« Reply #1854 on: December 28, 2021, 04:01:59 PM »

^ If it was pecan...well hell yes!  Thumbup
I'd pet a wet dog, wipe my ass, blow my nose and grab some pecan pie!
 

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« Reply #1855 on: December 28, 2021, 11:52:06 PM »

Piers Morgan tells of an occasion in which he saw President Clinton shake dozens of hands at a function, then turn around and scoop up a piece of pie in his own unwashed right hand, and set about devouring it. Oh my.

I'd be more worried if I had touched Piers Morgan to be fair. There isn't enough sterilizing fluid in the world to cleanse that kind of taint.

Ha! I take it Piers Morgan is yucky?
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« Reply #1856 on: December 30, 2021, 01:48:32 AM »

Piers Morgan tells of an occasion in which he saw President Clinton shake dozens of hands at a function, then turn around and scoop up a piece of pie in his own unwashed right hand, and set about devouring it. Oh my.

I'd be more worried if I had touched Piers Morgan to be fair. There isn't enough sterilizing fluid in the world to cleanse that kind of taint.

Ha! I take it Piers Morgan is yucky?

He is a pretty foul example of humanity who should have served jail time imo. There was a scandal where journalists from Rupert Murdock's newspapers in the UK were hacking into people's phones and listening to their voice mails, including in one case where a young girl went missing. When voice mails were being deleted from her phone, it gave the police and her family hope that she was still alive. It turned out the hackers were deleting messages because her phone was full and they wanted to get new ones. The girl was later found dead. Due to political connections, the people in charge involved mostly lost jobs rather than facing criminal convictions. He had moved on from being the editor of The Sun by the time the scandal broke, but there was some evidence that it was happening during his time there and with his knowledge. Nothing was ever proven though. Generally, The Sun was one of the worst papers for making up stories and telling outright lies.
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« Reply #1857 on: December 30, 2021, 06:19:48 AM »

Piers Morgan tells of an occasion in which he saw President Clinton shake dozens of hands at a function, then turn around and scoop up a piece of pie in his own unwashed right hand, and set about devouring it. Oh my.

I'd be more worried if I had touched Piers Morgan to be fair. There isn't enough sterilizing fluid in the world to cleanse that kind of taint.

Ha! I take it Piers Morgan is yucky?

He is a pretty foul example of humanity who should have served jail time imo. There was a scandal where journalists from Rupert Murdock's newspapers in the UK were hacking into people's phones and listening to their voice mails, including in one case where a young girl went missing. When voice mails were being deleted from her phone, it gave the police and her family hope that she was still alive. It turned out the hackers were deleting messages because her phone was full and they wanted to get new ones. The girl was later found dead. Due to political connections, the people in charge involved mostly lost jobs rather than facing criminal convictions. He had moved on from being the editor of The Sun by the time the scandal broke, but there was some evidence that it was happening during his time there and with his knowledge. Nothing was ever proven though. Generally, The Sun was one of the worst papers for making up stories and telling outright lies.

Yeah, that's bad.
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« Reply #1858 on: January 01, 2022, 12:53:45 AM »

The first time Marvel and DC comics ever worked together was to produce a comic adaption of the Wizard of Oz. 

Apparently Marvel and DC both had the idea for a Wizard of Oz comic at about the same time. 

DC aquired the rights to the MGM movie, while Marvel was going to based theirs on the books, which where public domain.  It wasn't long into the production of the Marvel comic before Stan Lee learned DC was working on its own Wizard of Oz comic.

While there was clearly a market for one Wizard of Oz comic, two competing Wizard of Oz comics would probably cancel each other out, leading to neither company making a profit. Lee went to the publisher of DC and the two of them worked out a deal to make one 82-page oversized comic with the oversized title of Marvel and DC Present MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz.

It was actually mostly a Marvel production using Marvel staff as it's creative team and the licensing rights DC had acquired. 

One year after this, Marvel and DC would work together again and have Spider-man meet Superman.
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