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Re: Chaos in the UK

#61 Post by llondel » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:46 pm

ian16th wrote:
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Sounds like the most effective technique...having a special forces veteran on hand ;)))
Wasn't there a case of a recently retired Australian SAS guy assaulted by 3 yobs in a public loo; he left all 3 on the ground with broken bones?
Someone had a go at Paddy Ashdown once.

Even Arthur Scargill had martial arts training, as some other thug discovered to his detriment.

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#62 Post by Boac » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:15 pm

ian - I take it there are no libraries where you live and you cannot download and read?

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#63 Post by ian16th » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:08 pm

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The point is that Cruise is 5ft 7in (in heels?) And Jack Reacher in the books is 6ft 5in.

Cruise got the part in the films because of his name but they know there is no way to make up 10 inches for the TV series.
Didn't Alan Lad's leading ladies always have to walk in a trench?
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Re: Chaos in the UK

#64 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Ian

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#65 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:21 pm

The point is that Cruise is 5ft 7in (in heels?)
In stilettos!
A USN RIO I knew on exchange was at Miramar during the filming of Top Gun. Cruise stood on an orange box. McGillis was barefoot most of the time. Cruise is such an amazing man that McGillis has become a lesbian (true!).

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#66 Post by ian16th » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Alan Ladd

Height
Most biographical sources speculate on Ladd's height, which legend contends was slight. Reports of his height vary from 5 ft 5 in to 5 ft 9 in (1.65 m – 1.75 m), with 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) being the most generally accepted today. His U.S. Army enlistment record, however, indicates a height of 5 ft 7 in.
Ladd and Veronica Lake became a particularly popular pairing because, at 4 ft 11 in, she was one of the few Hollywood actresses substantially shorter than he was. In his memoirs, actor/producer John Houseman wrote of Ladd: "Since he himself was extremely short, he had only one standard by which he judged his fellow players: their height.” To compensate for Ladd's height, during the filming of Boy on a Dolphin, co-starring the 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sophia Loren, the cinematographer used special low stands to light Ladd and the crew built a ramp system of heavy planks to enable the two actors to stand at equal eye level.[128] In outdoor scenes, trenches were dug for Loren to stand in. For the film Saskatchewan, director Raoul Walsh had a six-inch hole dug for 6 ft 0 in (1.82 m) co-star Hugh O'Brian to stand in, while using the excavated dirt to build a mound for Ladd to stand on, thereby overcoming the disparity in height.
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Re: Chaos in the UK

#67 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:49 pm

So, the BBC are attacking Labour with a Panorama expose?
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Re: Chaos in the UK

#69 Post by om15 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:48 pm

This what Kelly Macgillis looks like today, another favourite at the time was Grace Slick, but she has not worn well either.

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#70 Post by BenThere » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:19 pm

om15
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That photo took my breath away.

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#71 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:27 pm

Imagine that on a Harley coming on to Tom Cruise. At least he aged better.

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#72 Post by Slasher » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:52 am

Somehow I can't see Goose's wife telling Kelly right now that Maverick is "100% prarm tarm in lerve with yoo!"

The best line from that movie was "flying a cargo plane full of rubber dogshit out of Hong Kong". I knew blokes at the time who did exactly that! =))
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Re: Chaos in the UK

#73 Post by barkingmad » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:14 am

Maybe this accounts for her current maturation??

https://people.com/movies/how-top-gun-s ... -life/amp/

How would any of us fare after such traumatic events following all the adulation having been a screen star?

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#74 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:47 am

The only realistic lines from that movie are from one of the ACT scenes

Mav: "Where'd he go?"

Goose: "Where'd who go?"

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#75 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:35 am

Fox, massive thread drift but brings to mind a massive ACMI set piece with 4 F3 protecting an AWACs from 16xF16.

The exercise was 'successful ' in that the AWACs survived. Only 3 missiles were fired. Two by one F3 and one by another. One aircraft was deemed killed. No F16 was engaged or fired a missile.

The single F3 missile was fired at the other F3 that engaged him.😀

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#76 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:32 am

Oh dear.
I had a lot of weak points, but I never shot blue-on-blue. Mind you, HVAA defence was always a rolling goat f#ck. The Rooskies planned to send 108 a/c for real IIRC. Once did a silent procedures 16 ship, as one of several 16 ships, vs USAFE once on Elder Forest, over 300 of them turned up. That was messy; we didn't even land back at home plate. I ended up taxi-ing into a 5 Sqn HAS at Coningsby. The guy I joined up with who who'd led me in asked "Who the f#ck are you?" as we strolled up. "My wingman went u/s. We weren't going to hang around on our own up there". He paused. "OK, fair enough. I'd do that for real, too".

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#77 Post by OFSO » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:18 pm

All complaints about British politics, London, UK,. etc., are silenced instantly after a couple of hours in Paris. An absolute shower.

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#78 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Fox, going off board, check PM

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#79 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:40 pm

OFSO - the UK causes are the same, it's just a question of time till it's happening in London.

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Re: Chaos in the UK

#80 Post by OFSO » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:54 pm

We do not have the frog point of view, characterised by an abiding belief in the Glory of France on the national level but behaving in a piggish and utterly selfish way as an individual.

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