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July 14, 2014

Even amongst so many movie posts lately, this gets its own post because Kenai actually knows this fellow.

  1. July 14, 2014 4:34 am


    The difference between Fish in a barrel and Chicken in a bucket is that you don’t have to cook the chicken, it comes ready to eat! BABY!

    • July 17, 2014 4:39 pm


    • July 17, 2014 8:26 pm

      Nice, Grymmie! I look forward to playing a shooter with you again someday!

      (And to your comment in the other thread, I will be happy to show you youngins some tricks in Pinball, if I can. I really hope that The Walking Dead is a good table.)

    • July 18, 2014 11:02 pm

      While I was cleaning up my clips, watching my BF4 ones really got me starting to crave playing again….

    • July 19, 2014 5:50 am

      Grymmie, don’t do it. Nothing can scratch the BF itch, but even as one for whom it is their “Star Wars”, now is the time to wait.

      The Hardline beta will be available to all, and it will give you a feel for the “new and improved” high frequency bubble servers. You will be able to try it anew for free. Then, after we are all tired of playing PvZ:GW and Evolve and whatever else is out there, we can all pick up Hardline (if it is actually good) for cheaper and with the knowledge that it is great. Apparently, Visceral is doing their darndest to make an excellent campaign, and we will have tasted the MP to know if it is delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • July 19, 2014 11:16 am

      Bollocks! New maps (Dragon’s Teeth) are infantry focused CQB, even in conquest mode. Only one map with any sort of air support.

    • July 21, 2014 8:23 pm

      I appreciate you talking me off of the edge, Suns, lol.

    • July 21, 2014 9:46 pm

      You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

      The new map pack is actually beautiful, infantry-friendly, and reminiscent of Seine Crossing. But similar to Seine Crossing, has incredible framerate issues. It is like EA turned on those servers for a couple of days, and then went right back to the old ones again, like a dog to its vomit, as they say. In fact, for the Destiny beta, that may be exactly what they did. Regardless, it would require owning not just the game, but the DLC as well. Nah, best to wait this one out. We have more than enough game with PvZ:GW!

  2. July 14, 2014 9:09 am

    This is part of the e-mail that I wrote to my sister and brother-in-law back in May this year (I cc’d Suns).

    It is the story about a man – Louis Zampernini who was an Olympian, WWII bombardier, and captured by the Japanese.

    His story was written by Laura Hillebrand (Seabiscuit). It’s been on the NY Times best seller for the past 3 years, and is being made into a movie (coming out on Christmas Day this year). Produced by the Coen brothers, and directed by Angelina Jolie.

    I just finished it. Great read.

    What is also interesting is that he (Louis) has a connection with Brooke Balzono. Brooke’s sister Lisa is married to his son Luke. My folks knew them pretty well. Lisa and her son Clay have been up to Croswell with us. Pretty cool huh?… We had dinner will Lisa back in 2009 when we were staying with Brooke. I remember Brooke talking about Louis and telling part of his Amazing story, but I never put 2 + 2, until recently.

    Anyway, here is a link to a youtube on him / the movie. Well worth the read.

    Update, Louie passed away a couple weeks ago at the ripe old age of 97. His passing was all over the internet. Truly a remarkable man and awesome story. FYI- Louie spent the rest of his life serving others through the Billy Graham crusade, and was the founder of a summer camp in the mountains of California. It was for troubled teens, and Louie taught these boys what is it to be a man through the vehicle of God’s love (and camping, hiking, mountain climbing, and all things “manly”).
    May we all discover and use the talents that God has given us, and strive to be more, and do more, during our time on this beautiful earth.


  3. Blankman permalink*
    July 14, 2014 5:00 pm

    Very interesting story. It definitely adds more to it when you personally know the family, Jimmy. Gonna keep my eyes open for this.

  4. July 14, 2014 9:54 pm

    Thanks, Jimmy for giving us the details. Great comment (and it would have been nice if it had been the post itself).

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