Post by daoleguy A.J. Hoehn (deceased) on Dec 16, 2009 2:45:47 GMT 9
I'm not sure this will get much response, but let's see. I am hampered by not being able to get around. My stroke trashed my strength and balance leaving me pretty much stuck here at home. It could have been much worse but wasn't thank God. I was thinking of the number of members here and lurkers and figured I cannot be alone in this situation.
I deal with boredom via my TV and computer. The TV is so-so. 100+ channels and many time not a damned thing on. The computer on the other hand offers more. My chief resource is NetFlix. It's cheap and you can get instant movies and shows or order them via mail. I really like it. I am wondering if anyone else does this for relief. If so anyone interesting in sharing info on NetFlix movies and shows here?
I like documentaries and classic movies. Some I never bothered to watch before, but now give them a chance. One in particular watched late last nite was The Conscientious Objector. It turned out to be an excellent documentary on Desmond Doss in the Army during WWII. He refused to bare arms yet his heroism in combat earned him the Congressional Medal Of Honor. Personally I would recommend it to all to watch.
Anyone else interested in maybe joining this thread and sharing movie thoughts and where to find them? Let's keep them legal downloads folks. Maybe this would help some of us less mobile folks enjoy emprty times
AJ,,,I know what you mean. I have Dishnetwork's big package. Think we get 120 channels plus HBO. My daughter told me that they use net flicks and hook their laptop up to there big HDTV and watch the movies.
I to have scanned the TV schedule at night and often can't find anything to watch. I find more and more that its reruns and repeats. So stations play the same movie over and over or the same show.
I like the movie"Gathering of Eagles" about a SAC unit. Has a part in it that during an ORI they couldn't get a B-52 engine started and it show maintenance at work on it. I won't pick the part - apart, as it was nice they incorpated so much of maintenance into the movie. It had the CO and the maintenance folks working problems and the CO whiping the aircrews into teams.
Being a prior member of SAC and gone through several SAC alerts and ORI's it has a spot in my heart. I'd suggest this movie to anyone.
Lots of great airborne footage and ground maintenance footage.
One of the cable channels had a movie time each week called. "Red Robinson's Classic Movies" Their spot was special and each week they showed a movie and they went out and visited someplace that was related to the movie. If it was a western they visited a ranch and had a short tape of it prior to the movie. If it was about WWII the visited people who had clasic WWII vehicles. While I was the Director/Administrator of the McChord Air Museum I ran a letter through the base public affairs office that went to Red Robinson & his TV Station. I requested that he use the McChord Air Museum for one of his future movies. I sent a list of aircraft displays and some pictures. I got a response back saying that they were showing "Gathering Of Eagles" in a few weeks and they would be out to shoot an intro at the Museum. It was great. My daughter was able to met him and we watch the intro being produced. For a few months visitorship & donations were up quite abit due to the expoisure of that movie in the Pacific Northwest.
I'm going to question my daughter more about how they use netflix and hook it to their large screen HDTV. I'll post what I learn.
I also have photos of Red Robinson's crew shooting film around the museum. When I run across it I'll post a few.
I think this is going to be a great thread. Good idea AJ. :thanks
"flight" jack holt 1929... about the earliest usmc aviator movie i ever saw and it was outstanding found it on turner movie classics last night....
hey!! between the internet and what t.v. has been coming up with, even a tired old "a" hole like me can find a little relief from a totally boring world....thats how i found this place and all the interesting people that come in and out of the hangar!!
start a list of just about anything...and start researching it... i'v found more tid-bits about more things i'v never dreamed of...
Post by daoleguy A.J. Hoehn (deceased) on Dec 21, 2009 11:33:11 GMT 9
I'll check that out Jim.
Meanwhile Constantine's Sword (NetFlix) - Excellent flick on anti-semitism roots. Believe it of not many Military and Civilian Intel Analysts viewed historical based vids like this to better understand cultures for strategic planning. Good watch for history buffs too.
EDIT: Reminds of two different pilots I flew with. One for LOGAIR Jupiter Airlines puddle jumpng from the Griff to Georgia. THey really tired hard to see who could make the most bounces on landings with a 130. The other was an Air Guard 119 pilot out of Loring to Tyndall. The Capatian looked like Donald Sutherland and acted the part. Long hair jammed under his flight cap and at times seemed stoned.
Great clip Jim. I have to say that guy did some excellent flight control work. Loved the watch, thanx. - AJ
I've been watching the HBO mini-special titled: "PACIFIC" and really enjoying it. Its one hour each Sunday but HBO is playing reruns during the week if you miss Sunday's spot. You might want to check it out. I watched a special about making the special and how it follows the battles and actions of four U.S. Marines. One is PVT. Basalone the most decerated WWII Marine. The special is like "Band of Brothers" :us_flag
I have the book - it was given to me by CWO Johnston who was my mentor for over 7 years......... The book is a riot and better than the movie - kinda hard when you figure it has Don Knotts in it.......... The Old Sarge
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