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OT: Top Gun, Maverick - Friday Special

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  • CPFC1905
    CPFC1905 Posts: 1,863
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    ksmyrl said:
    Great post and even better recap @JohnInCarolina. I was a wee teenager when I saw the movie and damn near joined the Navy myself. 

    I do however respectfully disagree on one point...Tombstone was Val Kilmer's best role. Period. End of discussion. But that's for another thread and another day. 

    Happy Friday boys and girls, "I'm your huckleberry"

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    You’ve not seen Top Secret then???? 
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  • Hook_emHornsfan_74
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    The sequel is getting good reviews and yes @ksmyrl Tombstone is his best movie by far.
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  • theyolksonyou
    theyolksonyou Posts: 18,458
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    CPFC1905 said:
    ksmyrl said:
    Great post and even better recap @JohnInCarolina. I was a wee teenager when I saw the movie and damn near joined the Navy myself. 

    I do however respectfully disagree on one point...Tombstone was Val Kilmer's best role. Period. End of discussion. But that's for another thread and another day. 

    Happy Friday boys and girls, "I'm your huckleberry"

    Keep the faith
    You’ve not seen Top Secret then???? 
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  • HeavyG
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    CPFC1905 said:
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/may/12/top-gun-maverick-review-tom-cruise-is-still-needy-less-speedy-in-a-rocknroll-sequel  
    Please tell me you guys can read this article. The first paragraph is probably the best I have ever seen in a review, any paper - maybe even anywhere. 

    "Cruise presides over some surprising differences from his first outing as the navy pilot hotshot in a film that’s missing the homoerotic tensions of the 80s original"

    No homoerotic tension? Well... count me out.

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  • Botch
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    Ozzie_Isaac said:
    1. Starship Troopers
    2. Seventh Seal
    3. Top Gun

    So many movies deserve to be in the top 3, but this is my definitive 5.13.2022 list.
    #1 had the better shower scene.  
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,087
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    Botch said:
    Ozzie_Isaac said:
    1. Starship Troopers
    2. Seventh Seal
    3. Top Gun

    So many movies deserve to be in the top 3, but this is my definitive 5.13.2022 list.
    #1 had the better shower scene.  
    Not even a contest.  Also had a more poignant death.  Dizzy's death was tragic.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    The thought and effort you put into this post is impressive. 
    dmchicago said:
    Jesus, John. When you don't feel like working, you don't f&ck around!
    Haha.  Not much effort frankly, as evidenced by all the mistakes in the OP.   

    I had just seen Ed's ( @CPFC1905) comment early this morning and started thinking about the movie.  A quick search of Top Gun gifs reminded me of so many things about the original film.   So much gold.   I figured it was Friday so what the heck, maybe the Buffalo would permit some harmless fun on the front page.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    If you really want to make a "manly" flick, just add plenty of the stereotypical 'merican homoeroticism.  You know, same stuff you see in the institutions of manliness, like football butt pats, locker room towel snaps, wrestling for no reason at all in the dressing room (gotta end up in the old head-in-crotch lock for it to be legit).

    It saddens me to hear there's less of that.  Probably the same folks banning books and siphoning off "freedom" with a big barber shop pole straw.
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  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Or just add some advertising clips of Abercrombie and Fitch.
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  • saluki2007
    saluki2007 Posts: 6,354
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    HAHA!  This post is GREAT BALLZ OF FIRE!!!
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,087
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    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    Always liked that guy.  I hope he went peacefully.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • kl8ton
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    I could never really get in to Tremors.  Never cared for Kevin Bacon either.  Maybe they go hand in hand.  
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  • JohnInCarolina
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    kl8ton said:
    I could never really get in to Tremors.  Never cared for Kevin Bacon either.  Maybe they go hand in hand.  

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • dmchicago
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    kl8ton said:
    I could never really get in to Tremors.  Never cared for Kevin Bacon either.  Maybe they go hand in hand.  


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  • Hook_emHornsfan_74
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    Always liked that guy.  I hope he went peacefully.
    Thought he did a good job in The Right Stuff. Felt sorry for him in that movie. 
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    Always liked that guy.  I hope he went peacefully.
    Thought he did a good job in The Right Stuff. Felt sorry for him in that movie. 
    The movie I liked as a kid that he was in was Remo Williams.  I am sure that one does not hold up well at all, lol.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • SamIAm2
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    Agree on Remo Williams.  Joel Grey as Chiun made that movie great for me.  
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
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  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,247
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    Am I the only here wondering if @JohnInCarolina is being sarcastic and trolling us all with this post?
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
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    CTMike said:
    Am I the only here wondering if @JohnInCarolina is being sarcastic and trolling us all with this post?
    He is tenured.  That means he has unlimited time to watch movies AND to troll.  Tenured is even better than being retired.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • lousubcap
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    CTMike said:
    Am I the only here wondering if @JohnInCarolina is being sarcastic and trolling us all with this post?
    He is tenured.  That means he has unlimited time to watch movies AND to troll.  Tenured is even better than being retired.
    Never having been tenured I cannot factully compare the above options but if reasonable, then the tenured have no incentive to retire.  Thus I suspect the "age of a tenured professor" is a driver, never mind the clearing house factor, salary and demands for publishing.  B)   But when one is young...
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  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    lousubcap said:
    CTMike said:
    Am I the only here wondering if @JohnInCarolina is being sarcastic and trolling us all with this post?
    He is tenured.  That means he has unlimited time to watch movies AND to troll.  Tenured is even better than being retired.
    Never having been tenured I cannot factully compare the above options but if reasonable, then the tenured have no incentive to retire.  Thus I suspect the "age of a tenured professor" is a driver, never mind the clearing house factor, salary and demands for publishing.  B)   But when one is young...
    There are very few incentives for tenured faculty to retire, especially at a top private school.  That’s part of the reason our average retirement age is probably closer to 75 than 65.

    That being said most of us work plenty of hours and don’t take much of any time off.  Junior faculty routinely work 80-90 hrs a week.  Making tenure at a place like this is akin to making partner at a top tier law firm.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • theyolksonyou
    theyolksonyou Posts: 18,458
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    CTMike said:
    Am I the only here wondering if @JohnInCarolina is being sarcastic and trolling us all with this post?
    He’s not being sarcastic.  He’s actually this immature. 
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,487
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    Deleted, this was started as a happy thread.  
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  • theyolksonyou
    theyolksonyou Posts: 18,458
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    Botch said:

     
    Deleted, this was started as a happy thread.  
    And…:?
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    Botch said:

     
    Deleted, this was started as a happy thread.  
    And…:?

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • Ozzie_Isaac
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    Botch said:

     
    Deleted, this was started as a happy thread.  
    Wow, dude.  Uncalled for.  Thought you were nicer than that.  Did Focker hack your account?
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,976
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    now now, simmah down now
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,087
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    Back to regular programming.  Movie trivia:


    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS