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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:51 am

"General Pickett, you have a knack for complicating the obvious, and trivializing the profound."

-- Stonewall Jackson

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:52 am

"It was not her fault that she was like a ripe pear, ready to fall for the first man who held out his hand."

-- A. Slozhenitsyn

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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:29 am

"There's only one true happiness: to become more conscious of your own destiny."
(Rabbe Enckell - translated by me from the Spanish translation... Suspect)

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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:39 am

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Post  ISN on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:06 am

I love your quotes, Isa......Smile

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Post  sil on Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:58 am

Through cinema Pasolini sought to express his conviction that the sacred quality of life is to be found not in any religion, but in life itself, in its naturalness. "All is sacred," so used to say this self-professed atheist. When asked at a press conference in 1966 "Why do you deal with religious themes, you yourself being an unbeliever?", Pasolini replied: "If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief." No religion could express the depth of his feeling for the sacred naturalness of life - and so he prefered to renounce them all. His unique contribution to the TruthQuest is in taking the concept of holiness out of the religious context and placing it where it belongs: in everyday life.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:52 am

"...Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

-- Mark Twain


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:58 am

And btw, why are there two "favorite quotes" threads? scratch 

We don't even need this other one. bounce 

http://acrosstheuniverse.forummotion.com/t694p105-favorite-quotes

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:26 am


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:19 pm

"I've never had a problem with drugs--I've had a problem with police."

-- Captain Teague

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:30 am

"There are two basic themes in Russian folk music. One is unrequited love.
The other is variations of unrequited love."

-- Andrey "slow hand" Saveliev

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:35 am


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:13 am

"The new dinasewer is walkin' in the old dinasewer's shoes."

-- Capt. Van Vliet

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:59 pm

"Oh, no. By speaking with forked tongue, I am in heap big trouble. Oh, no! Now I'm thinking in stereotypes!"

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:12 pm

pinhedz wrote:"General Pickett, you have a knack for complicating the obvious, and trivializing the profound."

-- Stonewall Jackson  

scratch

"I gotta hand it to you, George. You certainly do have a talent for trivializing the momentous and complicating the obvious. You ever considered running for Congress?"

-- James L. Kemper


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:45 pm

Yakima Canutt wrote:

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The beard looks right, but that quote isn't the way I heard it, and I think the beard was on Tom Beringer--but wasn't he Longstreet? Suspect

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:34 pm

Stonewall died a few months before Gettysburg.  The same dude who plays Pickett plays Stonewall in the prequel Gods 'n' Generals and then he was the bad guy in Avatar 3D.  Gods 'n' Generals was critically reviled and spat upon for being offensively unfashionable, politically incorrect, and saddled with endless historical minutia.  But Civil War reenactors and The Yakima had nothing but praise for the opus.


Tom Berenger as Lieutenant General James Longstreet (CSA)

Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (USA)

Martin Sheen as General Robert E. Lee (CSA) [Robert Duvall replaces in prequel]

Sam Elliott as Brigadier General John Buford (USA)

Stephen Lang as Major General George Pickett (CSA) [ and Stonewall in prequel ]

Kevin Conway as Sergeant Buster Kilrain (USA)

C. Thomas Howell as Lieutenant Thomas Chamberlain (USA)

Richard Jordan as Brigadier General Lewis A. "Lo" Armistead (CSA)

Richard Anderson as Major General George Meade (USA)

Royce D. Applegate as Brigadier General James L. Kemper (CSA)

John Diehl as Private Bucklin (USA)

Maxwell Caulfield as Colonel Strong Vincent (USA)

Joshua D. Maurer as Colonel James Clay Rice (USA)

Patrick Gorman as Major General John Bell Hood (CSA)

W. Morgan Sheppard as Major General Isaac R. Trimble (CSA) and narrator

Joseph Fuqua as Major General J.E.B. Stuart (CSA)

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:24 pm

Susan Boyle -- "What does 'marginal' mean?"

Bridgtit Boyle -- " 'Marginal' means that you're going to the same school that your brothers and sister went to." bounce

SuBo is extremely lucky that her father was not Honeyfitz Kennedy, because he would have lobotomized her just to be able to watch Cronkite without being disturbed by temper tantrums or panic attacks.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:29 pm

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It’s true that Rosemary had always been slower than the other Kennedy children. But as a teenager, she was able to write endearing letters, dance, and do arithmetic.

According to Dr. Bertram Brown, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, the fact that Rosemary could do arithmetic meant that her IQ was well above 75, the cutoff used by most states to define mental retardation for purposes of classifying school children. At the age of 9, Rosemary neatly and correctly multiplied and divided: 428x32=13696, for example.

“If she did division and multiplication, she was over an IQ of 75. She was not mentally retarded,” Dr. Brown, who is the author of a book and 10 papers dealing with mental retardation, told me for my book "The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded."

But as Rosemary grew older, her sweet disposition turned sour, and she often flew into uncontrolled and violent rages. After Joe Kennedy left England as ambassador, Rosemary “was upset easily and unpredictably,” her mother Rose Kennedy wrote in her 1974 book "Times to Remember."

“Some of these upsets became tantrums or rages, during which she broke things or hit out at people. Since she was quite strong, her blows were hard,” she wrote.

Joe Kennedy could not tolerate "losers"; he banned Rosemary from the house. He then consulted two surgeons in Washington who had become the leading proponents of prefrontal lobotomies. They agreed to operate on Rosemary.

While Dr. Walter J. Freeman supervised, Dr. James W. Watts did the surgery. In the only interview he ever gave on the subject, Dr. Watts described to me how he performed the lobotomy in the fall of 1941.

After Rosemary was mildly sedated, “We went through the top of the head,” Dr. Watts recalled. “I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch.”

The instrument Dr. Watts used looked like a butter knife. He swung it up and down to cut brain tissue.

As Dr. Watts cut, Dr. Freeman asked Rosemary questions. For example, he would ask her to recite the Lord’s Prayer or to sing "God Bless America" or to count backwards. As he cut, her pulse became more rapid, and her blood pressure rose.

“We made an estimate on how far to cut based on how she responded,” Dr. Watts said. “I would make the incisions, and Dr. Freeman would estimate how much to cut as she talked. He talked to her. He would say that's enough.”

When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.

Dr. Watts told me that in his opinion, Rosemary had suffered not from mental retardation but rather from a form of depression. At the age of 90, he could not recall with certainty what kind of depression she had. Then as now, the terminology of psychiatric illnesses was constantly changing.

Clearly, Joe felt it would be less embarrassing to portray Rosemary as mentally retarded. No one in the press learned the truth, and it was not until after Jack was elected president that Eunice felt comfortable talking about Rosemary publicly. On the premise that Rosemary was mentally retarded, in 1968 Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics International Inc.

However, as a special assistant to President Kennedy, Dr. Brown was executive director of the President's Panel on Mental Retardation. In that capacity, he learned from other doctors retained by the Kennedy family that Rosemary had been “mentally ill” and was not retarded.

In dealing with Kennedy family members, he came to the conclusion that mental retardation was more acceptable to them than mental illness.

“There was a basic attempt to deny that the sister had any mental illness, meaning crazy,” he said. “It’s pretty clear that if someone has mental illness in their family, how does he become president? Mental illness is a stigma,” Dr. Brown said. “You could not afford to have a mentally ill member of the family.




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Post  pinhedz on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:50 am

^
She might have been alright, if only she'd had better parents.

I'd have shot the doctor if I could just have got a clear line of sight.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:00 am

"Let's pretend that was good and move on to the next one."

-- Saturday morning rehearsal with Svetlana I love you I love you

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:02 pm

"all politics is yokel."


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:25 am

"Washington DC has more lawyers than people."
-- Sandra Day O'Connor

Good Joke. Laughing
I wonder if it was a joke.

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