Discussion in 'The Pub' started by sixstringfuel, Dec 3, 2017.
Yul Brynner, right? doesn't he "sing" the song to Roman Polanski?
DING-DING-DING-DING-DING-DING-DING! We have a winner!
A-Bone seems to have passed this up. It was Bud Ekins, motorcycle racer and riding friend of Steve McQueen's. Ekins became a stunt man (I believe he's the motorcyclist who lays it down in BULLIT). He also restored ancient cars and motorcycles in his later years. He loaned me a bike once.
What's the only thing that smells better than a new car ?
A-Bone gets points for props (it is A-Bone right?), but so far not a like.
After a bit of Blanton's thread is disappointing <g> If he can't answer who was in My Favorite Year without looking it up on IMBD it just does not matter.
More props if he can answer some true 80's deep bad film trivia: what movie came out in early 80's with Tom Cruise and Shelly Long?
"Let's play stump A-bone" would be a funnier title.
I certainly remember the film, but I don't think I could recall the entire cast. It starred Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, and Jessica Harper. As I recall, Joseph Bologna played a character modeled on Sid Caesar.
Losin' It. Now there's a film that doesn't get discussed much in relation to Cruise's body of work.
I missed responding to that one, but I wouldn't have known the answer in any event.
Whose number is 1-877-TAME-HER?
"Seduce & Destroy," the seminar system of Frank "T. J." Mackey in Magnolia. Does the number still work? When the film came out, if you called it you heard a recording of Cruise's voice.
Yeah, as soon as I'd shut the computer down I realized it was a fence, and now I can see it quite clearly in my mind's eye.
TGE was my all-time favorite film throughout my childhood, and I still remember how cool it was to see it the first time...
...and so who did the gag?
Bud and Steve were best friends, and competed together overseas in a number of ISDT events. Iirc Bud was also stunt coordinator on Bullit, and did all the heavy lifting on that one as well.
Bud had a little hole-in-the-wall place in an industrial complex next to where I started my repair shop where I specialized in unit-construction Triumph twins and triples and Norton Commandos. He restored old AJS and Mactchless singles, and I would pop next door and hang with him on a pretty regular basis...he was the classic grizzled old curmudgeon, did NOT suffer fools well and was drinking pretty heavily by that point (mid-late 80's), and some of the $hit he told me about the industry was hilarious....I wish I could share some of it here, but I'd get bamminated for the next 10 lives if I did...
Anyone remember Sherman Oaks Honda Triumph? - that was Bud's place, and I worked there for a bit in the early 80's...where I met a fellow named Gene Lebell, another Hollywood stunt icon (who I believe is still alive) and another who could peel the paint with some of HIS stories...I really, really miss those guys.
,,,,What was the first product to ever have it's Barcode scanned????
It's a piece (pun intended) of UPC history. Gum of some sort, as I recall.
Q: meteorologists are studying the sky one night looking for anything that might be helpful to there research. suddenly they see some thing.,,,,,,, Grabbed there Equipment and run in side what did they see????
Who was the first couple in prime time TV shown in bed?
,,,If you didn't goggle that,,, I'm impressed!!
I worked in e-commerce for a long time, and UPCs were a bone of contention in our fulfillment discussions.