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8 hours ago, SRAM said:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, enough said.

So damn true!

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On 1/19/2019 at 3:38 PM, hokie3457 said:

what a great friend! The World Series!  Which teams were playing?

Good friend, indeed. I grew up by Wrigley Field. People lived their whole lives waiting for that world series.

 

On 1/19/2019 at 8:34 PM, shell said:

I am lucky in that aspect, living 2 hours away from NYC That was one of the things I was excited about BBT ending--maybe he'll do more plays in New York--it seems that he's moving back when the show is over.

He loves Broadway. I think you are right. To me the best thing about that whole area is john's Pizzeria.

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I didn't make it there. I became a vegan so ended up getting onion rings in a Irish bar.

 

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1 hour ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

Good friend, indeed. I grew up by Wrigley Field. People lived their whole lives waiting for that world series.

I was one of those waiting.  I grew up in Kenosha, Wis.  Used to go to see games several times a month.  Those were the days when you could show up an hour before the game, ask for general admission tickets, and get offered tickets four rows behind the cub dugout, for the same price. 

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17 minutes ago, Tensor said:

I was one of those waiting.  I grew up in Kenosha, Wis.  Used to go to see games several times a month.  Those were the days when you could show up an hour before the game, ask for general admission tickets, and get offered tickets four rows behind the cub dugout, for the same price. 

The good ole' days?

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51 minutes ago, Tensor said:

I was one of those waiting.  I grew up in Kenosha, Wis.  Used to go to see games several times a month.  Those were the days when you could show up an hour before the game, ask for general admission tickets, and get offered tickets four rows behind the cub dugout, for the same price. 

When I was in high school in the 70's the Cubs were so bad they used to have ladies days at Wrigley when they would let girls in free just to get guys to come to the park. So much history there. I told someone the other day that Bill Veeck planted the ivy at Wrigley and they didn't believe me until they looked it up. My dad used to tell me about Cubs outfielder Lou Novikoff who thought the ivy was dangerous and wouldn't go near it.

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13 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

When I was in high school in the 70's the Cubs were so bad they used to have ladies days at Wrigley when they would let girls in free just to get guys to come to the park. So much history there. I told someone the other day that Bill Veeck planted the ivy at Wrigley and they didn't believe me until they looked it up. My dad used to tell me about Cubs outfielder Lou Novikoff who thought the ivy was dangerous and wouldn't go near it.

I believe Ladies Day was Tuesday. We lived in the suburbs and drove down for games. Used to park by a cemetery on Irving Park Road for free. We went on Sunday because they used to have scheduled double headers. We brought KFC in to the ballpark. Came a couple hours early to see batting practice. Left in the middle of the second game to beat traffic. Free parking, double headers, and bringing food into the park days are long gone.

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4 hours ago, luminous said:

Just photographed this lunar eclipse. 🌕

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Wow!

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5 hours ago, Chrismo said:

I believe Ladies Day was Tuesday.

YES!

My husband got tickets to the crosstown classic at Wrigley this summer for Christmas. I know my son in law paid through the nose for them. Not sure what we will do about parking yet. I don't want to take the train in at night. We are in NW Indiana at the moment.

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On 1/20/2019 at 12:21 PM, Die Zimtzicke said:

When I was in high school in the 70's the Cubs were so bad they used to have ladies days at Wrigley when they would let girls in free just to get guys to come to the park. So much history there. I told someone the other day that Bill Veeck planted the ivy at Wrigley and they didn't believe me until they looked it up. My dad used to tell me about Cubs outfielder Lou Novikoff who thought the ivy was dangerous and wouldn't go near it.

There were a lot of days (especially during the week) where they wouldn't even open the upper deck.  

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:21 AM, Die Zimtzicke said:

When I was in high school in the 70's the Cubs were so bad they used to have ladies days at Wrigley when they would let girls in free just to get guys to come to the park. So much history there. I told someone the other day that Bill Veeck planted the ivy at Wrigley and they didn't believe me until they looked it up. My dad used to tell me about Cubs outfielder Lou Novikoff who thought the ivy was dangerous and wouldn't go near it.

I was often that cheap date on Ladies day with my now very long time husband.

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Who here feels suddenly from the middle of season 11 sheldon's character gas become deliberately more annoying and more insensitive rather than usual. Its quitr confusing because in the episodes leading to the wedding he became like 50 percent sensitive. Post wedding it seems ge has gotten worse. Esp in episode 5 season 12 where he tries to get amy out of her own projects 

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Someone on a Facebook Group called Jim is a legend. Lol, sorry but while Jim is a decent or stellar actor I would not call him a legend IMO. I don’t even think Jim would consider himself one

 

 

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29 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

Someone on a Facebook Group called Jim is a legend. Lol, sorry but while Jim is a decent or stellar actor I would not call him a legend IMO. I don’t even think Jim would consider himself one

 

 

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Well. He is a legend to me. He is my William Shatner. 😃 🤩

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37 minutes ago, Sah said:

Well. He is a legend to me. He is my William Shatner. 😃 🤩

Well, good for you. As good as Jim may be good, but, he's definitely no Charleston Heston! In my opinion Mr Heston defines "Legend"! Jim's not even a Bob Newhart, who is a legend in the TV industry!

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48 minutes ago, chucky said:

Well, good for you. As good as Jim may be, he's definitely no Charleston Heston! In my opinion Mr Heston defines "Legend"! Jim's not even a Bob Newhart, who is a legend in the TV industry!

Personally I the entire cast, while perfectly adequate for a sitcom, top notch at times, doesn't have a truly great acting star among them. I'm delighted that they found something they were good at and got to make a ton of money to live on, but none of them are great actors as I see it.

48 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

All the guys were portrayed as nerds. Leonard, too.

That was exactly my point to someone who brought up Sheldon when I commented something about Leonard being a nerd.

1 hour ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

I don’t even think Jim would consider himself one

He certainly would not.

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I admired actors like Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant and they starred in so many movies. They will be remembered for a long time so I suppose that makes them legends. I do believe Jim Parsons has definitely made a name for himself and seems to be well liked in Hollywood. He is definitely good at what he does,has won many awards. But, I do believe he would never consider himself a legend, he's too humble. I think the entertainment industry is so different now, compared to back then. Acting was over the top and sappy--so dramatic. Are there any actors that can be considered legends  these days? But I do think Parsons is up there with Newhart

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45 minutes ago, chucky said:

Well, good for you. As good as Jim may be good, but, he's definitely no Charleston Heston! In my opinion Mr Heston defines "Legend"! Jim's not even a Bob Newhart, who is a legend in the TV industry!

Agree. I would also add James Arness, Dick Van Dyke. Andy Griffith, Carroll O'Connor, and many other TV Actors to the list of Legends from same era.  

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2 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

Agree. I would also add James Arness, Dick Van Dyke. Andy Griffith, Carroll O'Connor, and many other TV Actors to the list of Legends from same era.  

TV just is not the same.

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4 minutes ago, djsurrey said:

TV just is not the same.

Yeah, that's so true!

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I admired actors like Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant and they starred in so many movies. They will be remembered for a long time so I suppose that makes them legends. I do believe Jim Parsons has definitely made a name for himself and seems to be well liked in Hollywood. He is definitely good at what he does,has won many awards. But, I do believe he would never consider himself a legend, he's too humble. I think the entertainment industry is so different now, compared to back then. Acting was over the top and sappy--so dramatic. Are there any actors that can be considered legends  these days? But I do think Parsons is up there with Newhart

 

Yes Jim has made a name for himself as Sheldon Cooper, but question is will he be able to to do other roles and be just as successful in them and remembered for those roles equally or will he always be in Sheldon shadow? Just making a name for yourself on one show or one movie doesn’t always make you legend or even being liked either.

 

There are plenty of Legends who were hated in Hollywood during their yome

 

 

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TV just is not the same.

 

Agree! I love watching reruns of old Classic TV Shows from the 1950s-1980s.

 

 

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1 hour ago, shell said:

 I think the entertainment industry is so different now, compared to back then. Acting was over the top and sappy--so dramatic. 

This is simply a generalization.  There isn't any more good or bad acting, or over the top and sappy, these days, than there was in back in the day.    Some of the best comedy and dramatic TV shows were in the fifties and early sixties.  Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars, General Electric Theatre,  Lux Theatre, or Ford Theatre included actors considered among the very best of their time (including Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart.).   Same thing with movies. 

 

1 hour ago, shell said:

 Are there any actors that can be considered legends  these days? 

Depends on your definition of Legend.   Chuck Lorre, has  four that I would consider legends (and not just televison) Christine Baranski and Allison Janey, Micheal Douglass and Alan Arkin working for him.  For brevity, I'll just name four actors and four actresses.  Most of them have worked on TV and Movies.    Leo DiCaprio, Robert Redford, Robert Di Nero, Al Pachino, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Helem Mirrem, Judy Dench.   I could be here for and hour.   

 

1 hour ago, shell said:

But I do think Parsons is up there with Newhart

 

I don't.  Don't get me wrong, I think Jim is a great actor.  But Newhart (in both his series) made something very difficult, look very easy (something Judd Hirsch also did in taxi, and Andy Griffith in The Andy Griffith Show among others).  The person who is the calm in the eye of the storm.  The actor who sets everyone else up.  Those people don't get many nomination or awards.  It's the quirky character that usually gets the awards.   Those three I mentioned got a total of five Emmy nominations, and one win, for their shows, and they are and were among some of the most respected actors on TV.    

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30 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

Yes Jim has made a name for himself as Sheldon Cooper, but question is will he be able to to do other roles and be just as successful in them and remembered for those roles equally or will he always be in Sheldon shadow? Just making a name for yourself on one show or one movie doesn’t always make you legend or even being liked either.

Ummm you need to check his credits and awards.  He's already broken the mold.

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