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  1. stringertom

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    Oh, the humanity! This thread was dropped to page 3 after a classic @Mike Bulgakov poast featuring his favorite stalkee???

    I am disappoint in myself!:eek:
     
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    Being human is a given but keeping our humanity is a choice!
     
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    Amazon has a choice way to remind us we have a chance to heal wounds that threaten the life of humanity in the 21st century:

     
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    Paraguay River [Pantanal wetlands]

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    "A River Runs Through It" and "Legends Of The Fall" are bookends films with Brad Pitt playing young men finding their ways in early 20th century Montana.
     
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    Joe Montana was a legend of the fall and winter, with runs to Super Bowl wins at Candlestick by the Bay...
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    The current Madison Square Garden is located atop the busy Penn Station railway hub some 10 blocks or so from the original sports venue at Madison Avenue and E. 26th Street.

    I was a Dashing Dan commuter on the Long Island RR, who made my way into Manhattan and work five days a week from Port Washington on the North Shore of Long Island. On cold and/or wet days, I subwayed the remaining distance to the office all underground. On nice days, I walked the 12 blocks.

    My most memorable night in The Garden was a Queen concert on the "We Are The Champions" tour but I saw quite a few other great acts there and even got to see a couple of NY Rangers hockey games courtesy of a Czech-born coworker with season tickets.

    My most memorable moment in Penn Station happened due to a delay in service back out to LI. A platform level bar was packed with stranded Dans and Danielles so I moseyed in and wound up at a table next to a guy telling jokes rather badly. I offered a better funny tale, which agreed with the pseudo audience enough that I was immediately asked for an encore. Forty-five minutes later and several free rounds the better for my time and talent, I made my way to the right platform for the next train out and returned to my usual anonymous persona. I did get a phone number hastily scribbled on a cocktail napkin from a cutie pie Danielle who liked my dirty jokes and smiled like a Billy Joel song character so I didn't remain totally anonymous for long.:cool:

    God, I wish I had known Sewretch back then...would have made for a career path like Seinfeld or Larry David!:p:D
     
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    When I was a kid, my father was stationed in D.C. and my mother took me to NYC to visit an uncle. We took Amtrak to New York, and I am pretty sure we arrived at Penn Station. I remember being confused by all the escalators and levels, frightened by all the chaos, and trying to find the local train. My Mom told me about Madison Square Garden, and I thought about this when I later watched the Masters between Lendl and Becker.

    Coincidentally, I just found my collection of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a box of DVDs. NYC is too much for me, while I liked living in Los Angeles. I think I will watch a few episodes.
     
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    @Mike Bulgakov is the anti-Woody Allen, preferring L.A. over NYC yet he hates The Evil Dodger Empire and USC. To be Randy Newman, one must love everything about The City of Angels.

    I played many an evening on the same Supreme Court carpet (rubberized mat not like carpet at all) pulled up from MSG after the Masters in January 1979. My teaching buddy bought it and had it trucked out to the Long Island estate's indoor tennis barn he was granted use of for more than a decade. This building was nestled in the back woods of Henry Phipps' 160-acre estate in Westbury. We played a lot of evenings there after lessons were done and would relax afterwards with a brewski or three. One night, just less than two years later we were watching Monday Night Football and I was just about to leave at the end of the game when I heard Howard Cosell interrupt the call of the New England/Miami contest to announce John Lennon's death.
     
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    L.A. has some nice areas. If you are west of the 405, the pollution isn't too bad as you usually get ocean air. I lived in Venice, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu, worked at studios in Culver City and Burbank, and played tennis almost every day at UCLA, so I mostly saw the good side of Los Angeles. Burbank usually had nasty pollution and traffic, but it wasn't a big problem.

    New York is great, but too hectic for me. I have UCLA connections and cheer for them when they aren't playing Cal, but USC and the Dodgers are both evil empires...
     
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    At the Corral right now for an early AYCE raid and, as always, having beets on my salad in salute to @Mike Bulgakov . Today, there's a California baseball team fan dining a couple of tables away and he's also saluting MikeB with a cap from the Giants, the arch enemies of The Evil Blue Empire from down South.
     
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    ^^ Mike is not a fan of the Trojans but I guess he isn't a fan of the Blue Devils either. Could he be a fan of the Columbia Lions? I'm pretty sure Woody Allen is a fan because AFAIR at least 3 of his movies were filmed on campus and Natasha Lyonne was in it.
     
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    Recently went through a big Adidas bag full of barely used tennis shoes, found a pair of Diadora Boris Becker shoes still with some red clay from Denmark in the early or mid 1990s, and there was an unopened pack of Trojans in one of the shoes for reasons unremembered...
     
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    Are those Trojans studded?:D
     
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    Before the Danish beauty that is now MrsB convinced you to put a ring on it you were forced to put a raincoat on it???:cool:

    Diadora, first to design performance tennis Trojan horseshoes!:eek:
     
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    Boris Becker needed a Trojan in the broom cupboard...
     
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    Boom Boom in the Broom Room! Perhaps if his tongue wasn't so twisted from saying that, he wouldn't have needed a wrap for his rascal!:cool:
     
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    John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room in San Francisco...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hotels in the North Beach area of San Francisco have special rooms for the boom boom with vibrating beds and extra strong jetstreams in the full size Jacuzzis.:cool:
     
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    City Lights Bookstore in North Beach discourages boom boom in the upper room...
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    Bookstore every reader should visit in their lifetime.

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    My first time at Shakespeare and Company, I was surprised to see several beds with old lumpy mattresses and learn that the owner let some people live there. Boom boom in the bookstore...
     
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    Making whoopee with Willie S's works on the walls would inspire my Willie to peak performance...throw out the blue rhomboids, I've found a natural alternative! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways and times!:cool:
     
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    They must by now, be needing them Johnnie Walker Blue and that little blue rhomboid with or without Trojans .:D
     
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    I like the last "telling jokes" part, but the mention of the current, unprepossessing Penn Station fills this NY'er with a touch of melancholy at the architectural gem that once was Pennsylvania Station that I never got to see (this when the 'Old Garden' MSGIII was well north of it between 49th & 50th):

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    Roland Garros does not use Penn tennis balls.
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    Maria Kirilenko holds a pair of balls:
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    The current Penn Station does indeed more resemble a penitentiary than the original cathedral like rendition. Thanks to @Dedans Penthouse for all those photos!

    I worked across the street from Grand Central Station in the beautiful Chrysler building. Many a lunch and after work evening was spent in its beautiful interior instead of dashing through it on my way across town.
     
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    Are they as heavy as Sewretchian balls? If so, she may have retired from the tour to avoid a worn out shoulder from having to hold them up every ninth game???
     
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    Maria, you're going to carry those weights,
    Carry those weights a long time
    Maria, you're going to carry that weight
    Carry those weights a long time...
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    The balls proved too heavy for Maria...
     
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    Sewretch has invested hundreds on compression shorts to support dem heavy balls. Maria K is a true humanitarian to have released them for these few brief moments you have documented.:p:D
     
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    Mats Wilander once said after a French Open final that Federer had no balls, and Nadal had three. The MythBusters demonstrate the physics of the San Diego Bageler's five balls as he hits a balletic, twirling half-volley.
     
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    Sewretch's cradle will rock his orbs from side to side during his elephant ballet sessions to such a degree that seismologists at Caltech's Pasadena lab will fire up the earthquake/tsunami warning system all along the Pacific Rim. Total chaos for billions unless those orbs are Nike compressed!:p:D
     
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    The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is a great venue for watching football, though Cal only seems to experience this when they play UCLA in Los Angeles...
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    Our friend @r2473 went to the Rose Bowl this past January to find a great joint serving delicious dishes of bacon and to cheer his Iowa Hawkeyes to victory over Stanford. I hope he was able to find some bacon so that the trip wasn't totally wasted.:eek:
     
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    After traveling to the Rose Bowl, it isn't much further to Canter's in Fairfax...
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