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Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women.

Looks like the Rangahs playoffs hope are sagging like the ta-tas on an aging Dallas beauty queen.


Evah since the Yankees unceremoniously booted our asses out of first place in the Division, I think we knew all along that it'd be Tampa and not Texas that'd be bringing the wild cahd heat.


4 up but the next 3 at the Trop. Yikes.


2 and 13 at the Flopicana the past 2 seasons? Really, Red Sox, really?


I know it's the worst pahk in all the majahs and all, but come on, fellas.


Seriously. We get it. The place is the waxed triangle of fishy stank.

But that's all the more reason to bring on the flaming bats and Molotov fastballs and burn the mofo down.


Absolutely. It's time to go Captain Quint on these fish. Get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing



I hate the trop. All I can think of is Christopher Walken saying more cowbell and the place getting louder and louder- its a nightmare. Its time for Lester to exercise some demons for us. Go Sox!!

I don't normally like the post-Henry Blake M*A*S*H episodes, but Sherm Potter singing "Bow Legged Women" still cracks me up.

Squish dem fish.

"exercise some demons"- vasoxfan, that typo has me laughing aloud. All I can picture is John Lester as Richard Simmons in the middle of Tropicana Field sweating to the oldies with a bunch of fallen angels in leg warmers and sweatbands.

hb, love this strip, sums up exactly how I feel about Crapicana Field. Time for some barnstorming, boys.

Remember what happened to Quint?? I'm just sayin'

I have that song on an old vinyl called "Risky Blues." "I fell in love with her right from the start, because her big fat legs were so far apart."

//Remember what happened to Quint?//

But they got the shark. Quint it like Keith Foulke in 2004. He destroyed himself for the greater good.

Man, I love Quint. Also that film has aged so well. It gets better each time I watch it. Was it the last (the only?) overly-hyped summer blockbuster that was actually an honest to goodness real film with plot and character etc as well as the "summery" embellishments of special effects, gore, fright etc?

I always liked Quint munching on those crackers. An odd memory, but still.

Regarding Tropicana Mall: I actually attended the first game ever played there. And every Red Sox -v- Devil Rays game for that year.

The place is about as good to see a ballgame as the Natick Mall would be. Except the Natick Mall has better sightlines and fewer catwalks.

Tropicana is like a pachinko machine with a cigar bar.

I could never understand why my wife liked that movie. I mean she has watched it at least 50 times since we have been married. Thanks for the insight. Wow marriage insight from a blog... who knew!!?


I actually bought the anniversary DVD when it came out a few years back. I watch it a couple times a year. I notice some cool new nuance that they got right each time.

And Jaws 2 is pretty good as far as remakes go, which isn't saying much, of course, but still.

FWIW-I always liked Robert Shaw in whatever role he played.He just seemed to bring something extra(IMHO)

...and yes I know that's what an actor does :D

Hell, yeah, on Robert Shaw. Force 10 from Navarone was awesome.

And From Russia With Love? "You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?"


The superorder that includes all rays as well as electric rays and sawfish. So, instead, to talk about the true rays, we'd have to talk about:


The order containing true rays. But to be more specific, the family we want is:


These are the eagle rays. Of which, there is a genus called:


And these are the devil rays. They exist in many of the world's oceans. The ones in the Atlantic are more specifically:

Mobula hypostoma.

We're fighting a bunch of Mobula hypostoma. That's all. We should win.

Force 10 from Navarone was the shizznit. I used to watch it on Channel 56 whenever it was on...pre-cable, of course.

Didn't Wake used to effing own the Trop? What happened?

Kaz and Nat,
Too Funny.

Love that movie and love Robert Shaw. Very underrated. He was in another of my faves from back in the day too. The Deep. Great stuff as usual h.b. Doesn't Wake have an amazing record in that place? Will he be ready to go?

On the other hand, Jaws 3-D is a phenomenally bad film.

Well, at least they won't have to face Kazmir.

Not to forget Robert Shaw in The Taking of Pelham 123, which in turn raises the question why they ever did a remake.

Is Aliens the best sequel ever? Bottom line, you have Cameron staying true to the basic elements of the original while going in a completely different direction vs. Ridley Scott.

So you have a perfect complement: Brooding, suspenseful horror followed by (for my money) the best pure action movie ever made.

Lazlo, re: your correction of me yesterday, you are absolutely right..This 50 year olds memory is acting up like Wake's back.

Jason O: quite possibly, though plently of people would argue for The Godfather 2. Personally, I'm with you, though. Alien and Aliens are a Ruth/Gherig, Ortiz/Manny (*slight whimper*) style 1-2 punch.

RE: Jaws. It's quite good. Richard Dreyfuss bugs me a little sometimes (but that's true in just about every movie with him). To me, the movie soars in the 2nd half, mostly due to Quint, and especially due to the speech about the Indianapolis. That's an all-time movie speech.

// Richard Dreyfuss bugs me a little //

Exactly! And he's supposed to. He's the know-it-all "college boy" who is initially the Apollonian/rational/intellectual counter to Quint's Dionysian/destruction/intuition side.

I love bonding scene where the two compare shark bites.

Why can't I get a shot for MY back? What, is Wake more important than me?

(Ignore that last question.)

BTW, why is it that coffee that's gone ice cold tastes terrible, but iced coffee tastes okay? (Good Lord, I've turned into Andy Rooney.)

Concur on how good Jaws is...

"And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces."


Still, for my money, Godfather II is the ultimate sequel. Not even close.

"I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!"

Exactly! And he's supposed to.

Not as much as he does, though (trust me). Like I (sort of) said, it's more Dreyfuss himself than the character. His cackling laughter drives me up a wall. I do like the faces he makes at Quint early on the voyage, though.

As much as I like Godfather 2 (it's my fav of the bunch), it's not really a sequel, it's a prequel AND a sequel.

A preseqeul?

Is the "Man with No Name" trilogy eligible for best sequel consideration, i.e., Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly?

That same thought occurred to me, too, Bob. But I choose wisely (in my mind anyway) to ignore it.

And I agree, Devine. Dreyfuss has never made a movie in which I found his performance fully satisfying. Although, the scene in the boat cabin where they are all drinking & sharing injury stories and he rips open his shirt to show his "broken heart" always puts me in stiches .

Re: "Man with No Name" trilogy, hb, you'd probably have to like Sergio Leone more than I do. I guess they're as much sequels as the "Josie Wales"/"Pale Rider"/"Unforgiven" series - thematically, anyway.

Not sure either of them passes the sniff test. The Dirty Harry movies would be a better example, or even "Any Which Way You Can" / "Every Which Way But Loose".

Clyde the Orangutan -- What an Actor!!

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz for a satisfying Dreyfuss performance.

best little bit for me is when Hooper and Quint are showing off their scars from sharks and whatnot and Brody quietly looks down at his appendix scar and decides not to share.
Rays are nice to pet. Other than that, I got no use for em

Am I the only one who adores the homage to the battle scar scene in Chasing Amy? For some reason I think I was the only one of my friends at the time giggling at the Jaws reference and not the obtuse sexual humor contained therein.

I dunno I've always been partial to Empire Strikes Back. The whole universe turns to shit for Luke, loses his hand, finds out his dad is his arch enemy and his best bud gets put on ice.

Plus there are no half wookies running around with clubs inflicting mass casualties on crack storm troopers. Seriously if the rebel alliance couldn't beat those bumbling clones before the ewoks came along does it speak to how poorly lead they were to be even more inept? Anyways lets hope the Sox go Quint and Ewok down there in Florida.

R U kidding me- only 17,000 at the trop for this game. they should be ashamed of themselves. lets take all 3- the bats are awake!

Could I post any later? Dreyfuss in American Grafitti.

I posted even later, Larry. Because I'm an asshole. But Buckner, and Kaz, and SDU like me. I think.

My back pain medication is really cool. I'm floating. Oh, it floats Georgie, it floats.

I like blueberry pie in Maine.

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