Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dead Thread 2021 -- If you're reading this, it isn't you.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • "I just want to know one thing: when do I get to become an islander?"

    "Ellen, never! Never. You're not born here, you're not an islander. That's it."
    Cornell University
    National Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Comment


    • Originally posted by joecct View Post

      Les

      It seems to me that if you're not born in the Commonwealth, you're an outsider..

      When Dad and Mom moved to Westwood/Boston in 1980, he was ostracized by the business community until they found out that Mom was Irish and Dad went to Fordham. Then they were "accepted" as "one of them".
      I was born in MA. We moved away for a bit and then came back and lived close to where I am now. Never accepted in that neighborhood because we weren't townies (ammend that- we weren't from that particular part of town). Bought a house in the next town over and were pariahs before we rented to 'those people' because, again, we weren't from that exact neighborhood. Move to where we are now- mr les was born other side of town- and I am still an outsider. People still start the question by asking about your pedigree*. Mine is not from here so all the nopes. I also don't fit in well- I believe in funding weird things like education, police and fire depts so I am uppity and expect too much

      *well, to be fair they know you are not 'from here' but you might be related to someone they feel is important. I am not

      Comment


      • Judith Durham, 79. Those of us of a certain age will remember her as the lead singer of The Seekers.
        CCT '77 & '78
        4 kids
        5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
        1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

        ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
        - Benjamin Franklin

        Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

        I want to live forever. So far, so good.

        Comment


        • Magnum's buddy TC.
          What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

          Comment


          • Win Remmerswall. Made it to the show for 2 seasons with the Red Sox. I do remember the name but that's about it.

            https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/win-remmerswaal/
            A bad cause requires many words.

            Comment


            • I remember him.

              Comment


              • Originally posted by rufus View Post
                Magnum's buddy TC.
                83 and died due to injuries from a car crash.
                https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/07/us/ro...ath/index.html
                The preceding post may contain trigger words and is not safe-space approved. <-- Virtue signaling.

                North Dakota Hockey:

                Comment


                • David McCullough is no longer reading this thread.

                  Crap
                  CCT '77 & '78
                  4 kids
                  5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                  1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                  ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                  - Benjamin Franklin

                  Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                  I want to live forever. So far, so good.

                  Comment


                  • Dang. 1776, Truman, John Adams, The Great Bridge, The Path Between The Seas. Hard to pick a favorite.

                    Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                    KDR

                    Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                    iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                    gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                    Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                    Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                    TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                    DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                    Test to see if I can add this.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                      Dang. 1776, Truman, John Adams, The Great Bridge, The Path Between The Seas. Hard to pick a favorite.
                      I think my two favorites were his first two, The Johnstown Flood and The Great Bridge.

                      IIRC, it seems like I mentioned my like of the The Johnstown Flood book on this board before and one of the posters had a relative or someone who was there at the time, or maybe grew up in Johnstown.
                      That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

                        I think my two favorites were his first two, The Johnstown Flood and The Great Bridge.

                        IIRC, it seems like I mentioned my like of the The Johnstown Flood book on this board before and one of the posters had a relative or someone who was there at the time, or maybe grew up in Johnstown.
                        My Mom is from Johnstown. She survived the "other" Johnstown flood (1936), which wiped out her father's business and threw their family into poverty which most remaining in the town have still not escaped from. But it was not as devastating as the 1889 one, which killed 2200 people including some of my older relatives. The only family killed in my mom's flood was her cat.





                        Fun fact: of my mother's 10 full siblings only 4 lived to adulthood, but it was not considered particularly remarkable. Get your vaccinations, morons.
                        Last edited by Kepler; 08-08-2022, 02:56 PM.
                        Cornell University
                        National Champion 1967, 1970
                        ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                        Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                          David McCullough is no longer reading this thread.

                          Crap
                          Nor is Sandy.

                          Playing an absolutely credible 16-year old at 30. Matt Gaetz is heartbroken.
                          Cornell University
                          National Champion 1967, 1970
                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                          Comment


                          • I literally gasped when I saw that on Twitter!!

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              Nor is Sandy.

                              Playing an absolutely credible 16-year old at 30. Matt Gaetz is heartbroken.
                              ummm, no. neither her nor Travolta even come close to looking like teenagers.
                              What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

                              Comment


                              • Lamont Dozier, part of the historic Motown songwriting team of Holland Dozier Holland.
                                What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X