Started by sillydog, April 06, 2008, 04:15:35 PM
Quote from: TigerLily on June 29, 2018, 11:02:00 PMIan and Bill Birnes talking about the beautiful and brilliant Hedy Lamarr. Such a treat! And more Ian tomorrow night. Double treat! Like a double chocolate malted
Quote from: 21st Century Man on June 29, 2018, 11:11:43 PM"They call me Tondelayo!"Forgot Hedy was going to be the subject tonight. Several books have already been written about her ingenuity.
Quote from: TigerLily on June 29, 2018, 11:17:45 PM
Quote from: 21st Century Man on June 29, 2018, 11:29:16 PMThen there is the De Mille classic, Samson and Delilah with Victor Mature
Quote from: TigerLily on June 29, 2018, 11:48:09 PMShe often had to play the "exotic". Here she is playing a Eurasian with Robert Taylor. Arguably two of the most beautiful movie stars then. But one of my favorites with Lamarr is Ziegfeld Girl with Judy Garland and Lana Turner - who was also pretty gorgeous
Quote from: 21st Century Man on June 30, 2018, 01:01:48 AMBirnes is such a great raconteur. Really enjoying the show tonight. This is the first time I've heard Punnett since he came back and it's nice to hear his voice again.
Quote from: GravitySucks on June 30, 2018, 01:10:37 AMDid you hear him slip in the factoid about the autonomous armed platform taking down TWA 800?I donâ€™t believe that for a second. I believe it was a bomb onboard using the casio watch design that failed on the Japanese 747 because they were in the wrong seat.
Quote from: 21st Century Man on June 30, 2018, 01:16:58 AMI must have been taking my dog out when he was talking about that. Who owned this, ahem, armed platform according to Bill?
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on June 29, 2018, 11:11:49 PMIan sounds different to me tonight.
Quote from: 14 on June 30, 2018, 02:04:09 AMHis voice has less sinus in it. Maybe his tinnitus was from a sinus problem.Me
Quote from: GravitySucks on June 30, 2018, 01:32:38 AMHe didnâ€™t say. He slipped it in when he was talking about automatons using the pun hed cards and paper tapes like the player pianos. I think he said â€œlike our first one that shot a missile at TWA flight 800 over Long Islandâ€. I am not an insider so I canâ€™t go back and check the archives. But I am sure he said something like that. I barely caught it.
Quote from: nbirnes on June 30, 2018, 11:57:21 AMThe platform Bill saw was when he was at Jim Sanders's house. They are co-authors on a book about a missile from a sub hitting TWA 800. Both technologies were (and maybe still are) secretive and still being tested.
Quote from: Morgus on June 30, 2018, 02:40:28 PMNancy, last night did Bill say his godfather was George Burns?
Quote from: nbirnes on June 30, 2018, 04:33:17 PMGeorge is his godfather, as is Jack Benny. Bill's middle name is Jack, and his father and George Burns changed their names when they became the Burns Brothers. They were all in showbiz together, before and after the Great Depression.
Quote from: 11angeleyes11 on June 30, 2018, 10:02:21 PMYes, I checked the Coast website and Ian is doing back to back Coast's. This is such a pleasant surprise, and I cannot wait for him to plug George's live shows.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on June 30, 2018, 10:05:52 PMWhat's on tap tonight?
Quote from: 11angeleyes11 on June 30, 2018, 10:10:44 PMThe Horrors of Roosevelt Island and the Secret History of the Jersey Devil are the topics. These be like the ultimate Coast topics, and wine and beer are on tap.
Quote from: TigerLily on June 30, 2018, 11:45:27 PMGolly, gee. I sure am glad climate change isn't real. Thanks for setting me straight the other day