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Offline al_infierno

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My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« on: September 24, 2021, 12:05:44 AM »


I've been on a big Marty Robbins kick lately, which led me down the tangentially related rabbit hole of western country to the 1959 John Wayne film Rio Bravo.  This scene with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson is a real standout, and a lockdown favorite.   ^-^

This weekend it'll be some Insurgency, Phasmophobia, Crusader Kings III, and whatever else jumps up in rotation.
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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 01:14:57 AM »


I've been on a big Marty Robbins kick lately, which led me down the tangentially related rabbit hole of western country to the 1959 John Wayne film Rio Bravo.  This scene with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson is a real standout, and a lockdown favorite.   ^-^

This weekend it'll be some Insurgency, Phasmophobia, Crusader Kings III, and whatever else jumps up in rotation.

Marty Robbins now your talking :)  and a John Wayne binge to boot :) Watched The Fighting Kentuckian again yesterday :)  my wife never believes me when I say I haven't watched them before ;)

Computer Gaming... never know what to play these days tbh :(

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 04:52:40 AM »
Funnily enough I watched " She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and " The Shootist"  very recently. The latter was a real elegy to the Old West and Wayne gave a fine performance  as a dying breed (literally) as he himself was suffering with terminal cancer at the time.

Continuing my Encased runthrough as the plot thickens and about to launch into the new Digital League season of Field of Glory 2  and Field of Glory 2 Medieval.....I saw I now have over 1500 hours in FoG2.....crazy stuff 🙂
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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 05:55:26 AM »
I dunno. I never understood the whole John Wayne thing. He never appealed to me in any way and his movies always came across as really dull. I know this is sacrilegious to some requiring me to wear a Scarlett letter, but itís the truth.

In any event, Mechwarrior 5 with a new dlc campaignÖsome nice lineup of starting mechs. RogueTech (Iím on a battle tech kick, apparently), and maybe some dcs. We shall seeÖ

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 06:17:00 AM »
I dunno. I never understood the whole John Wayne thing. He never appealed to me in any way and his movies always came across as really dull. I know this is sacrilegious to some requiring me to wear a Scarlett letter, but itís the truth.

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Ah but have you ever seen him in "The Green Berets"?
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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 06:21:47 AM »
I dunno. I never understood the whole John Wayne thing. He never appealed to me in any way and his movies always came across as really dull. I know this is sacrilegious to some requiring me to wear a Scarlett letter, but itís the truth.

In any event, Mechwarrior 5 with a new dlc campaignÖsome nice lineup of starting mechs. RogueTech (Iím on a battle tech kick, apparently), and maybe some dcs. We shall seeÖ

Enjoy.

   Stagecoach made him a star and Orson Wells watched that movie over and over as he worked on Citizen Kane.  It was what a good director could form out of John Wayne that made him
an icon.  And once you're an icon well...that's that.

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 06:30:17 AM »
I agree to an extent.

John Ford was the genius. Wayne was the iconic figure he chose as his vehicle.
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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 06:42:24 AM »
This past week has been fraught with frustration gaming-wise due to something hinky going on with my internet at home.  Ping is all over the place which makes any online games problematic to say the least.  At least the ISP agrees with me and is sending a tech to suss stuff out next Monday.

So, to celebrate the fact that I cannot blow up anyone online in a consistent fashion, I'm hauling out the sub games (Cold Waters, Silent Hunter 3 & 4) and blowing stuff up that way.

Take that, asshole internet...thing.

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2021, 06:51:09 AM »
I dunno. I never understood the whole John Wayne thing. He never appealed to me in any way and his movies always came across as really dull. I know this is sacrilegious to some requiring me to wear a Scarlett letter, but itís the truth.

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Ah but have you ever seen him in "The Green Berets"?

Yes. Absolutely hated it. lol
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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2021, 07:05:39 AM »
IRL watching the World Cycling Championships on the road in Belgium (something only a few people in the US will be interested in I guess).

If I hear a few more positive comments about Mechwarrior 5, I might get it this weekend (right now I don't even have the base game so I need to get the Jumpship edition).

If not it will be Age Of Wonders Planetfall.

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2021, 07:07:10 AM »
I agree to an extent.

John Ford was the genius. Wayne was the iconic figure he chose as his vehicle.

  Yep and its really only in the Ford movies like The Man Who shot Liberty Valance and the Searchers and She wore a Yellow Ribbon that he shines.

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2021, 07:30:19 AM »
Hmm and I thought JH was John Wayne. The more you know.

More Outlast 2, Warhammer 2 and Diablo 2: Resurrected this weekend...only the '2s' I suppose...

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2021, 07:31:57 AM »
I agree to an extent.

John Ford was the genius. Wayne was the iconic figure he chose as his vehicle.

  Yep and its really only in the Ford movies like The Man Who shot Liberty Valance and the Searchers and She wore a Yellow Ribbon that he shines.

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Re: My Rifle, My Pony, and FRIDAY!
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2021, 07:51:30 AM »
Pity that John Wayne never got into the trucker movie genre before he passed.  Him spouting whatnot while piloting a manly cabover in and around smokey's roadblocks while sexing the ladies would have been fanfreakingtastic. 

p.s. "California Straight Ahead," doesn't count as it wasn't 70's based.

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2021, 07:54:25 AM »
'Sexing the ladies' hahaha
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