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Hummm That was Dino.

Postby LastHamlet » Fri Jul 01, 1:51 pm

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Otis wrote:Hey, I don't mind being compared to Dustin Hoffman. I take it as a sincere compliment...thanks LH.

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I wouldn't take it as an insult. But Dustin Hoffman? I don't see it at all. If I had to pick a celebrity that Otis reminds me of, it would be probably Fred Flintstone...that's not an insult either...he kept Wilma satisfied...


Na, not Flintstone, and not to put him down either, but Otis has a more soft spoken, and more, as I originally said, Dustin Hoffman way to him. Taking that as an insult is a little strange, as Hoffman is a legend, more so than Flintstone ever was. Fred, for one, only had one role,,,, Dustin seems multi-layered, from 'The Graduate' to 'Marathon Man' to 'Rainman' to just about any role he ever had. Flintstone never had that kind of persona,,, again not to put him down, just that he doesn't do justice in comparison to Otis.
Now ponders the question of Fred Flintstone??? "Did he keep Wilma satisfied?" Hummm, I believe that would actually be Dino, as Fred got tossed out on the porch, in the opening of every show??? Again, not to insult Fred Flintstone, but I got to stick with the Hoffman comparison,,, cause it is a compliment, and I mean it in highest regards.
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Re: Hummm That was Dino.

Postby LaTristesseDurera » Fri Jul 01, 2:31 pm

LastHamlet wrote:Fred, for one, only had one role,,,, Dustin seems multi-layered, from 'The Graduate' to 'Marathon Man' to 'Rainman' to just about any role he ever had. Flintstone never had that kind of persona,,, again not to put him down, just that he doesn't do justice in comparison to Otis.


But my point is that all three roles you mentioned Hoffman plays someone you wouldn't want to hang out with, certainly someone very serious who doesn't seem to know how to have a good time.

Whereas Fred is the kind of guy you could hang with.

Can you imagine going bowling with Benjamin from the Graduate? or Raymond from Rain Man? of course not. But Fred, well, that's a different story.

I was actually talking much more about looks than personality any way.

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Counting Cards.

Postby LastHamlet » Fri Jul 01, 5:51 pm

To be honest, I would have and always would be a guy that would hang out with Raymond... I knew a guy very similar, and to be honest they are gifted people, and hell, I enjoy their difference. Not that it would be a hoot to be around them in a coffeeshop, just that I do admire their interesting skills,,, Math, historical facts, and so on. "Quantis, Quantis is the airline."
Or "10 minutes to Judge Wapner", dam, I like that kind of thing. Of course, these are the kinds of things I do without realizing, and maybe the things that have limited me in the 'Friend Department'. Even Tom had a hoot with Raymond in the casino,,,,,,, "Counting Cards, Counting Cards."
In Marathon Man, nothing wrong with that character either,,, maybe the dentist has some issues, but Dustin's character was a fairly likeable guy, who just found himself in a bad fix.(I would have been friend enough to pop in and help him electricute that fellow, sure enough)
The Graduate, okay, I can understand that one, but it was a role of trying times, and the desires of an older woman, and the love of her daughter. So, not a 'friendsy' kind of movie, more mushy in a way.

Fred Flintstone, I dare say about an hour, and I too would pull a 'Dino' on him. That kind of character gets you in trouble when you go out, and frankly that is not the kind of person I can hang with very long. Fun??? sure, as long as you are not the one taking the heat for his silly actions. Barney??? he was alright. Sure, not the brightest bulb, but still fun loving, and not a lot of trouble having his fun. So, Barney??? Yeah he was cool,,,, Fred? Na, I would have to kick his ass, or get the hell away from him. He is just plain annoying, and lucky Wilma don't bolt...

My point was, good times don't have to come with a lot of trouble... Good times can be "I need to hang out with a lot of heavy smokers" like Otis said a numerous amount of times,,,, and yet, no trouble. It was that, and many other dynamite drop-ins that made for some interesting conversation, interesting thought, and ideas I will ponder a lifetime... More than just fun, more than a Fred Flintstone.

Just some more thoughts on the 'Hoffman thing',
Many Best Regards LTD,
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Re: Counting Cards.

Postby LaTristesseDurera » Fri Jul 01, 6:56 pm

LastHamlet wrote:To be honest, I would have and always would be a guy that would hang out with Raymond... I knew a guy very similar, and to be honest they are gifted people, and hell, I enjoy their difference. Not that it would be a hoot to be around them in a coffeeshop, just that I do admire their interesting skills,,, Math, historical facts, and so on. "Quantis, Quantis is the airline."
Or "10 minutes to Judge Wapner", dam, I like that kind of thing. Of course, these are the kinds of things I do without realizing, and maybe the things that have limited me in the 'Friend Department'. Even Tom had a hoot with Raymond in the casino,,,,,,, "Counting Cards, Counting Cards."
In Marathon Man, nothing wrong with that character either,,, maybe the dentist has some issues, but Dustin's character was a fairly likeable guy, who just found himself in a bad fix.(I would have been friend enough to pop in and help him electricute that fellow, sure enough)
The Graduate, okay, I can understand that one, but it was a role of trying times, and the desires of an older woman, and the love of her daughter. So, not a 'friendsy' kind of movie, more mushy in a way.

Fred Flintstone, I dare say about an hour, and I too would pull a 'Dino' on him. That kind of character gets you in trouble when you go out, and frankly that is not the kind of person I can hang with very long. Fun??? sure, as long as you are not the one taking the heat for his silly actions. Barney??? he was alright. Sure, not the brightest bulb, but still fun loving, and not a lot of trouble having his fun. So, Barney??? Yeah he was cool,,,, Fred? Na, I would have to kick his ass, or get the hell away from him. He is just plain annoying, and lucky Wilma don't bolt...

My point was, good times don't have to come with a lot of trouble... Good times can be "I need to hang out with a lot of heavy smokers" like Otis said a numerous amount of times,,,, and yet, no trouble. It was that, and many other dynamite drop-ins that made for some interesting conversation, interesting thought, and ideas I will ponder a lifetime... More than just fun, more than a Fred Flintstone.

Just some more thoughts on the 'Hoffman thing',
Many Best Regards LTD,
LH


I guess I always viewed Dustin Hoffman as extremely annoying (not personally, on-screen,) which most of the time works for his character. But you seem to view him the way I would view someone like Peter Fonda or David Carradine...

And about Fred satisfying Wilma, at least he managed to get Wilma pregnant. More than you can say about Barney...

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Hold On!!!

Postby LastHamlet » Fri Jul 01, 7:54 pm

Wait, Barney and Betty begot BamBam.
Fred(or Dino) and Wilma begot Pebbles.
I believe that makes them even in that department.
Hey, I like David Carradine as well.
Yes, I see what you mean LTD, it is the kind of flavor(or annoyances) that we may prefer, that makes a good time what it is.
Best Regards LTD,
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Re: Hold On!!!

Postby LaTristesseDurera » Fri Jul 01, 8:05 pm

LastHamlet wrote:Wait, Barney and Betty begot BamBam.
Fred(or Dino) and Wilma begot Pebbles.
I believe that makes them even in that department.
Hey, I like David Carradine as well.
Yes, I see what you mean LTD, it is the kind of flavor(or annoyances) that we may prefer, that makes a good time what it is.
Best Regards LTD,
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BamBam was adopted...

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Postby seouleast » Sat Jul 02, 4:51 am

Holy cow! I WAS there! I was sitting with DannyMac and OHD and I don't even remember it! Good job OHD! You did a fine job when people can't even remember......

Thanks for the clarification Trek!


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Postby LaTristesseDurera » Sat Jul 02, 4:59 pm

This thread has made me realize that I'd much rather argue about the merits of Dustin Hoffman vis a vis Fred Flinstone than any sort of political points.

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Postby Otis » Sat Jul 02, 6:04 pm

Rather than discussing whether I'm Fred, Barney, Otis, or Dustin, how about our conduct and experience at that coffeeshop? Anyone ever have anything like that happen? I wish I had a photo of those 2 guys taking ownership of the tables so we could not sit down. I did not feel like we were wanted there but was going to smoke what we bought there, and that is one of the cool "rights" I felt we had.

Twas quite an experience. I will go back there, it was a stopping point I'm accustomed to making. :-)

Otis, Barney, Dustin, a bit of it all.

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Postby seouleast » Sat Jul 02, 7:13 pm

Fred got Wilma pregnant cause..... the artist drew her a belly! ;-)

You are right LTD. Much better than politics anyday.

Otis is Otis. No other persona can be related to him. He is a cool cat to hang with and definitely someone who can hang with my J's and not pass out or pass up!

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Postby LastHamlet » Sun Jul 03, 3:39 pm

LaTristesseDurera wrote:This thread has made me realize that I'd much rather argue about the merits of Dustin Hoffman vis a vis Fred Flinstone than any sort of political points.


I have to agree, much more friendly an issue, :-)
Also like Otis was saying... Who else has had such a strange time, that came out well?

Thanks for the link Trekk.
Ahhh, the memories.
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Postby Old Hippie Dave » Sun Jul 03, 4:55 pm

i thot it was otis from the opie show

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Postby Bohannon » Sun Jul 03, 10:41 pm

Old Hippie Dave wrote:i thot it was otis from the opie show


Translation: "Otis Campbell from the Andy of Mayberry show"

Lol and

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Postby smokedawgg » Mon Jul 04, 10:04 am

BOhannon wrote:Translation: "Otis Campbell from the Andy of Mayberry show"


was that anything like 'The Andy Griffith Show'?

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Postby Valo » Mon Jul 04, 10:55 am

Many thanks for the reports LH, spent a couple of hours reading them all in order this morning...put me right back in the city for a while.

Very much appreciated, thanks again.

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Many Thanks, and I still know they are strange reports.

Postby LastHamlet » Tue Jul 05, 5:34 pm

One and the same, smokedawgg... That is the show indeed!!!
Many Thanks Valo, I know that took a couple of hours for sure, and I wished it could put us all back in the city for a while. :-)
Many Best Regards,
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Postby lctricity » Fri Jul 08, 8:23 pm

<b>Tops Mi Amigo!</b>

Thanks as always.

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Postby Doofus » Sat Jul 16, 1:18 pm

Alright LH, im in need of some entertainment.

Please hurry up with your next report.

Before SDS feels the need to once again put on display his pathetic writing skills in an epilogue, or something.

DOOFUS

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