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Today is the anniversary of Bob's death. RIP Bob, we still think of you.
TCM had 'This Happy Breed' on at 12:00 noon today but they were celebrating David Lean (I forget for what), not RN. I am working from home, so I just left it on while I was working. In fact, they are playing 'Great Expectations' right after THB. Of course, both of those films had John Mills in them too.
Take care everyone. You have all been very quiet lately.
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It figures they would be honoring David Lean. Kinda seems like TCM has some kind of grudge against Robert Newton; remember when they introduced Treasure Island and barely mentioned him???

Sorry I've been so quiet. I'm on this medication since the fall that makes me very sleepy all the time. Not just "fatigued" like it says on the packaging but, according to the FDA, "somnolent." That is, I can't stop sleeping! And even then I'm still in sort of a fog when I am nominally awake. emoticon

Anyway, thanks for the reminder. I almost forgot as it is also my sister's birthday. RIP, Bob!

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Rest in Peace, Bobbie! emoticon
I'll have to watch a few films...
Speaking of which - Yes, I too have noticed that whenever they show a film on t.v. that has our Bobbie in it, they hardly ever mention him! What gives?

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I've also wondered why TCM hardly mentions RN. Could it be they feel they don't have enough knowledge of him to mention anything (Though I find that hard to believe..these people are in the movie business)? Or maybe it's not enough 'good' things to mention. They could just comment on his acting. They don't have to mention anything about his personal life. Last week, when they played THB, there was no introduction at all. I don't think that Robert Osborne appears until later in the day and Ben Mankiewicz hosts during the day on the weekends but I don't think anyone hosts weekdays.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, RN gets 'no respect'! emoticon
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Well, I’ve certainly made my thoughts known on this "no respect" subject before. For whatever its worth, TCM is based out of Atlanta. They only have one researcher in LA, So their focus by necessity tends to sometimes be a bit on the narrow side. But I agree that they seem to ignore our man every chance they get.

Along similar, but happier lines, did anyone else see the new book (I guess its new) on “pirate speak? I think its called “Piratitude” and it’s sort of dictionary of pirate phrases and lifestyle choices. They have a whole chapter on “Arr” (or “Argh,” as they insist on calling it) and they give RN, more or less, his proper due. The author even counts how many times he (and other actors) have used the phrase in the whole of pirate cinema.

Well, it almost makes up for the repeated slights on TCM and elsewhere….
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The author even counts how many times he (and other actors) have used the phrase in the whole of pirate cinema.



Holy cow, that must've taken a lot of counting! That's dedication.

Almost is right. TCM used to seem a lot more knowledgeable. (This Mankiewicz guy hosts the revamped version of "At the Movies" ... formerly Ebert & Roeper and before that Siskel & Ebert. The quality of the reviews has really gone downhill without Roger Ebert or even the guy who was subbing for him at the end. All of a sudden it feels more like the E! channel. And to think they started out on PBS ...)

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Ahoy, Mates!

As we draw closer to Halloween, I thought that I would pass along something that I saw yesterday - a wonderful little cartoon from the '80's. Go to YouTube and type in Garfield's Halloween Adventure. He dresses up as a pirate to go Trick-Or-Treating, and does a hilarious impression of our Cap'n Silver.

Cheers, and Happy Halloween!

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Rest in Peace, dear Bobbie. You are missed.
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