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Getting Old

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 18, 2020

I like following this account, it can make me feel old or young depending on what they post. Today, since I’m much younger than all these people, it makes me feel young. How many of these birthday boys and girls do you know?

Still no word yet on the great Pa Salon’s house in Reno. Still praying for good news……..

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  1. Bozo said, on November 18, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Snarkk, sorry to hear about your family. I live in a small town of about 200 people and we have 7 houses under quarantine. Quite a few of my neighbors didn’t think wearing a mask was necessary, hopefully they are changing their minds as they see their loved ones and neighbors get sick. All the best for you and yours.

    Also hoping that Pa Salon and family are safe from the Reno fires.

    What a fucked up year this has been.

  2. willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Speaking of ’80s, Max Venable’s son Wil is to be Red Sox bench coach.
    Um, til Rosen and Craig got in there, some bleak years for Giants earlier in decade, before Robby and then as things fell apart after.

  3. Lurker John said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I remember Elizabeth Perkins from “Big” and a lot of other movies, Jameson Parker from the ’70’s “Hardy Boys” TV series, Susan Sullivan longtime character actor. Evans, Moon and Hammett are obvious. Makes me feel a little old that the Metallica boys are close to my age. But they’re still rockin’ hard. Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    • gianthead said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:39 am

      I am getting Elizabeth Perkins mixed up with Elizabeth McGovern, who is the cuter one IMO…

  4. xoot said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:09 am

    “Sixty is the new forty, seventy is the new fifty, and death is the new eighty.” Percival Everett, So Much Blue.

    I’m slightly surprised to see that Warren Moon is that much younger than I am. Fucking winter’s coming on.

    • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

      went back and re read his “Not Sidney Poitier” while back, effing hilarious, Ted Turner and parodying himself as lecturer at the U.
      Wish local county libs had more of his stuff.

      • xoot said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:29 am

        Erasure is the other famous one. Thelonious “Monk” Ellison is the main character, an academic and a highminded writer who tosses off a bullshit short novel narrated in parodic ghetto-talk because he wants to protest popular books exploiting Black culture. To his outrage, his deliberately bad novel becomes a huge bestseller. Everett’s written about a hundred books, I think.

      • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:48 am

        yeah that was great. so was the one about the man who died in the car accident, except he didn’t. Blue was pretty deep, not sure I got all of that.

      • xoot said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:50 am

        You might like Lost Empress, by Sergio de la Pava. It hilariously concerns pro football. Also, NY, Rikers, New Jersey, Paterson, and many more entertaining things. His first novel, A Naked Singularity, is even better, but tougher to find. Offered in sections throughout that novel is one of the best essays on boxing I’ve ever read.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on November 18, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Winter in Oakland? Sounds real rough. Twin Cities at 52 degrees right now and most of last snow-crop is looking a bit saggy. I was so out of touch during the Reagan/DaddyWarBu$h years that the only 80’s name Flav posted which I recognized was Warren Moon. After Rock n’ Roll pretty much died with the end of the 70’s, plus living in the backwoods with a single stoplight in the whole county; it was pretty much tune-out time, except for CBC Radio (excellent in that era) coming in loud and strong from Winnipeg, Manitoba some 200 miles NNW along with catching up on some Giants news–like Joe Morgan’s HR sinking the LaBumbos.

  5. willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:24 am

    so much talk over what Warriors will do today in draft—who they take if they keep pick #2, who they could make deal with for starter and good pick for team wanting to move up, players they like lower they could get plus future draft picks for exchanging theirs, yada yada.
    I do think what I read today from delusional beat writer Letourneau, “The Warriors are serious about wanting to contend for a title this season”, is highly unlikely to be anywhere near reality of situation they find themselves in current state of NBA.

  6. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:34 am

    I think they go with Wiseman. And there are lots and lots of folks who feel the Dubs will be right back in contention this season. It looks like they will keep Wiggins so he’s a good wing defender, and Wiseman will be a strong addition. Win it all? Maybe not, but they should be up near the top of the west.

  7. Flavor said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:39 am

    there’s a decent rumor out there about #2 to Buls for #4 and WCJ. That’s the best rumor I’ve heard so far, Dubs should jump on that if it’s on the table.

  8. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Huh. Might work if they get Okongwu. They are painfully thin at an inside presence the rest of the west has.

  9. Winder said, on November 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

    It’s the 50th anniversary of the ‘Let it Bleed album.’ How time flies.

  10. sandog said, on November 18, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I met Rudy Sarzo and the other guys from Quiet Riot at a Tower Records event in SanDawg after I had just moved here in 1984.
    Despite the personal relationship and the fact I saw them in concert as well, I was never a big Quiet Riot guy. I think Metal Health is a great song, but other than that I never liked much of their stuff. The documentary about them was interesting though.
    I actually heard Metal Health in the shower today and I fucking nailed the “get your straight jacket out tonight” scream right along with DuBrow. I knew right then it was gonna be a good day.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

      If it wasn’t for Slade, no one would have ever heard of Quiet Riot. For that matter, why would you want a quiet riot?

  11. Winder said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Just watched a great movie that I hadn’t seen forever. ‘New Orleans’ 1947 Louie Armstrong and Billie Holliday. Good stuff.

  12. gianthead said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Is Wiseman the consensus Flap Dubs pick???

    • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 11:23 am

      mm Edwards seems like G ready to step in off bench and contribute, with scoring and defense. Based on their recent moves (Lee Poole Bowman and trading away Burkes), backcourt depth a big problem. In past they have won without much contribution from C position. Remember, he played 3 college games total since HS. Supposedly made good impression when he worked out for them though.

  13. sandog said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

    The Quiet Riot story is interesting. Apparently they played up and down the LA strip like crazy just before the 80’s hair metal thing took off. Randy Rhoads was in the band then, and he was a supremely talented dude. They still couldn’t get signed as every other band with 4 guys with long hair was getting a deal thrown at them. So then Rhoads leaves to join Ozzy Osbourne and now Quiet Riot is really screwed. But they replace him and keep grinding and eventually get a lousy deal offered to them. Then they absolutely hit the gold mine with Cum On Feel the Noize and basically parlay 2 songs into a pretty damn good run.
    (I sound like Zumi breaking off Beatle knowledge)

    • unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Wow. Didn’t know Rhoads (kudos on the correct spelling!) was in Quiet Riot. He was sensational and his work with Ozzy is legendary. Lousy pilot though.

  14. djloo27 said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I’da figured Linda Evans for 85 minimum…

  15. gianthead said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:46 am

    If the Dubs did drop to 4, are they taking the Israeli kid???

  16. djloo27 said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Moon, Bird, Sugar Ray and Bernard King all born a few weeks apart, I think…

  17. gianthead said, on November 18, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Whatever moves the Dubs are contemplating it has to be with the thought of what gets Giannis in a year? Wiseman seems to be the potential high-end prospect that the Bucks could rest on along with a bunch of other #1 picks for a post-Giannis rebuild. I think their deal for Holliday reflects they see this season as all-in to try and win while they have Giannis for one more year. I dont see trading down as part of the obvious move to add the highest high-end prospect talent to take Giannis’ spot…

  18. sandog said, on November 18, 2020 at 11:17 am

    The NBA is dead to me. The Kings passing on Luka was the final body blow and I just couldn’t recover. I was begging for them to draft him. Even the Lakers winning a title barely registered a reaction from me.
    I follow English soccer much closer than the NBA.
    I had a good run with the NBA, but it’s over and I ain’t going back.

    • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Watching LeBron win another one hurt; couldn’t stomach watching much of any of their series. denver-Utah was entertaining and was surprised how Clips fell apart. Suns were fun to watch too…yet now they have unwatchable Chris Paul leading them.
      Warriors were so awful as to be unwatchable too; I think the FO hasn’t made very good decisions and it will begin to show this season if they somehow screw up draft. Hopefully Sac can figure out what they are doing and stay healthy for Walton and be more competitive. Arena looks great–fans deserve better product.

      Btw, not denying his talent but I cannot stand Doncic.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      You’ll be back if the Kings ever get over their Vlade Divac hangover.

  19. Flavor said, on November 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I want the W’s to trade the pick. WCJ is a stud, that’s better than any first rd pick they might get. And then they get the 4th pick too? Pinch me I’m dreaming about that one

  20. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Right. When the sons of the players you used to follow as a kid are retiring, you are old. And their grandkids are in the league . . .

  21. Macdog said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Some Mets news:

    • Carstie Clausen said, on November 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Looks like the Cohens may be impulsed to go in deep on LeMahieu. They will be shooting for the sky this coming season and a hole at 2B will not be to their liking.

    • djloo27 said, on November 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Why not?
      The shit works…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on November 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

        Yup. Checked in on MLBTR and sure nuff, their writer pointed immediately at the DJ just a few minutes ago.

      • djloo27 said, on November 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm

        Yanks gotta move Gleyber back to 2nd and get a new SS.
        If they sign DJ he moves to 1st and Voit is trade bait.
        DJ’s probably Met-bound…

  22. Winder said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    i lost interest in the NBA about the time Sprewell chocked PJ. I was glad for Warrior fans when they went on their winning spree. i know a few die-hard fans that stuck with em throughout the years.

    • Winder said, on November 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      choked

    • unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Dark days indeed. Went to a game in the mid-90s during the bad old days, and the Dubs scored like 25 points in the 1st half and lost badly to the Cavs. I think Rick Adelman was the coach. Pre-choke Spree, Bol, Mullin and Timmy were gone, and the team was painfully awful. But the near-the sellout crowd was still totally into it. I always dug the fact that the fans remained true to that team forever.

  23. sandog said, on November 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I think this is a good break for the Mets. That Cano trade was bad news from the beginning. Maybe the only trade out there recently worse than our Longoria deal. They can put McNeil at his best position and they don’t have to pay Cano’s huge salary for this year.
    They will still owe him another 2 years after that at 24 mil per while he turns 39 and 40 (YIKES!!!) but at least they get a one year reprieve.
    I took this past year off from the Mets, but this gets me excited to rekindle the relationship. I missed Gary, Keith, Ron, and Steve!

    • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      Blessing in disguise, agreed. $20 mil (Seattle still covers rest) to spend somewhere else, either on pen or an SP.

  24. alleykat69 said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    I had a huge crush on Linda Evans when she played Audra on Big Valley, she was hot then..
    Elizabeth Perkins Big & The Flintstones yabba dabba do!

    I’m all in on Wiseman, he can run the floor, post up,rebounding machine with a 7’5 wing span a true center not like Looney.And they don’t need him to launch 3’s like other big men the Dubs have plenty of 3pt sharpshooters.
    Marcus Spears wrote on a column that in 10 years evaluating talent that Wiseman has the “Wow” factor of being special.. I do also like the kid from USC Okongwu if they slid down a few spots in a trade scenario he has plenty of upside as well..

    • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      mmm actually I think 3pt shooting is a weakness for everyone not named Curry or Thompson. Wiggins is career 33%. Guys last year: Paschall 29% Lee 36% Poole 28% Bowman 31% Green in that ballpark too. So what happens when one of the starting guards subs out? Their draft suckage of signing guys like useless Jordan Bell or Jacob Evans has come back to haunt them. Tyrese Halliburton or even Edwards would address that.
      I want another shooter on floor in today’s game.

      • alleykat69 said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:55 pm

        Say Willied, I believe I heard the Dubs have 2 second round picks (48&51) do picks that low have a realistic chance to be end of the bench players? Are would they be better off trying to trade up with both those picks if possible? Are maybe even getting an oversea player and stashing him for a year keeping his draft rights? I’m just curious.Thoughts?

      • willedav said, on November 18, 2020 at 5:03 pm

        Sure Kat but more likely they go G league.

    • Lurker John said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Yeah, she was a babe.

  25. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Klay Thompson suffered lower right leg injury in a workout today. Not the left knee he hurt last year. He apparently couldn’t put any weight on the leg as he left the court. Oh joy.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Geez didn’t the Warriors get a memo on how many injuries the 49ers have endured?

  26. zumiee said, on November 18, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    “After Rock n’ Roll pretty much died with the end of the 70’s”

    Well, you missed a lot of great bands in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Megadeth’s Dystopia is a pretty solid album. And it was released in 2016.

    • xoot said, on November 18, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways, released this past summer, is very good.

  27. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Totally cool with Wiseman. Completely devastated about Klay. From all accounts it isn’t good news.

  28. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Possible torn achilles for Klay. Fuck. That really sucks.

  29. Lurker John said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    “Wow. Didn’t know Rhoads (kudos on the correct spelling!) was in Quiet Riot. He was sensational and his work with Ozzy is legendary. Lousy pilot though.”

    Except he wasn’t piloting the plane. In fact, he hated to fly and was talked into to going on the joy flight. The guy who was flying was intoxicated to one degree or another and buzzing one of the tour buses. He clipped a wing on something and beefed it. Rhoads’ body was so badly burned they had to use dental records to identify him. Unbelievable waste.

  30. Lurker John said, on November 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Rock ‘n’ roll is far from dead and sure as hell didn’t end at the end of the ’70’s. A lot of bands from that era are still putting out great records.

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 18, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Kim Wilde at 60, that’s wild. Mostly mediocre talent but a couple of anthemic new wavey dance songs there…. “We’re the kids in America”….. haha, not anymore. Yeah, some great music beyond the ’70s into ’80s new wave and ’90s grunge, but I’m not sure I could even categorize the “new” music in the 21st century. Combination of getting too old to care or pay much attention, and not living in the US much in this century. Sometimes I see pics today of those who were young way back when and I wonder why they all have aged so much while I haven’t aged one bit…. 🙂

    • unca_chuck said, on November 19, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Yup. Like seeing your friends kids and thinking ‘you should be 6’ when they are actually 24.

  32. mrsprtdude said, on November 18, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Achilles tear. Fuck

  33. unca_chuck said, on November 19, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Didn’t realize Rhoads took Sarzo with him to Ozzy’s band.

    Yeah, that really sucks for Klay.


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