Thoughts on the Phony, Fascinating and Forgotten Issues of Yesterday and Today
|Posted by davidaarongray on February 17, 2014 at 3:00 AM|
You may not recognize the movie but you probably heard the quote. From the dramatic to the slapstick, here is a collection of the most memorable quotes and one-liners in Hollywood history.
- "Fat guy in a little coat"
- "I see dead people"
- "I could've been a contender"
- "Say hello to my little friend"
- "Crab cakes and football..."
- "...the most famous is never to fight a land war in Asia..."
|Posted by davidaarongray on February 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on January 23, 2014 at 2:45 AM|
Some of the greatest movies ever made were based on the respective lives of the most powerful Chief Executive in the world.
Below is a chart showing the number of film portrayals for each U.S. President (data is from IMDB and does not include documentaries or films where the President plays himself).
Though you may have guessed which man was depicted the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on January 8, 2014 at 1:35 AM|
After close to three years as an inmate at Auschwitz, Captain Witold Pilecki decided to break out of the camp, with the hope of personally convincing Polish Home Army leaders that a prisoner rescue attempt was a valid option. When he was assigned to a night shift at the camp bakery, he and two comrades overpowered a guard, cut the phone line and escaped taking with them documents stolen from the Germans.
This video maps Pilecki's escape route from the bakery a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on November 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM|
"Unit, Corps, God, Country." Who could possibly forget that (now almost) cliche Marine Corps "code" from the 1992 classic, A Few Good Men.
But before signing up at your local Marine Recruitment office, I have a word of caution for all you would be warriors…intense and unforgettable though it may be, that "code," referenced several times throughout A Few Good Men, was simply one of many fictitious...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
So, in Part I on this continuing series on "Top B Casting Calls" I began with O.J. Simpson as the original choice to play The Terminator back in 1984. Although known by many a film buff, I could not ignore the obvious irony that had been attributed to the recasting...the producers of the film fearing that "The Juice" was "too nice to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer."
Meanwhile, the lead a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM|
Life is full of disappointments...especially when it comes to Hollywood.
After seeing a great film we sometimes find it close to impossible to separate our most beloved (and most reviled) characters from the professionals that portray them.
Take Col. Nathan R. Jessup (A Few Good Men). Now, can you think of anyone (dead or alive) who could h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:35 PM|
SLADE: Still worthy of being a 'Baird Man.'"...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM|
#4 "Great Moments are Born from Great Opportunity"
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM|
#5: General Patton - "Americans Love a Winner"
Patton's Speech to the Third Army, alternatively known simply as "Patton's Speech," was a series of speeches given by General George S. Patton to troops of the United States Third Army in 1944, prior to the Normandy Landings. Patton, already established as a highly effective and charismatic leader, sought to motivate the inexperienced Third...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on October 15, 2013 at 5:50 AM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on September 30, 2013 at 5:00 AM|
The Original Superman?:
Stalin wasn’t his real name but a name he gave himself in his early twenties. With his real name being unpronounceable he took to using this in an attempt to hide his non-Russian roots. It means ‘man of steel’
After his...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on June 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM|
Today, June 14th, is Flag Day in the United States. To mark the occasion we should clarify a few things about Old Glory and her 30+ facelifts since her birth.
First things first... the below flag, commonly known as the "Betsy Ross Flag" was NOT EVEN THE FIRST FLAG OF THE USA!
Above: the "Betsy Ross Flag"
Like all new enterprises, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM|
Weak set of nominees, and un-nominated Vertigo and Touch of Evil
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|Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM|
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
The Shawshank Redemption never got an Oscar, despite seven nominations. Pulp Fiction was also knocked out of the box by Forrest Gump in 1994. Fans avenged Shawshank by voting it the number two film of all time on IMdB (second only to The Godfather). Shawshank is also the highest rated film on Yahoo Movies. It was voted the best film never to have won B...Read Full Post »
|Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM|
|Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM|
51) Long Island (not quite long enough it seems)
There are or have been several movements regarding secession of parts of present day New York. The most prominent amongst these have been the movements for a state of Long Island.
The secession o...Read Full Post »