Thursday, March 29, 2018

American Survival Guide / American Pioneer . Wiggling a loose tooth. Old movies you should see at least once in your life.

I mentioned recently that I got a copy of American Pioneer in the mail, out of the blue.  When it showed up on my Kindle as well, I checked with ASG.   Here's what they said. I guess I am alright with this, American Pioneer looked interesting.






Today, 9:12 AM
Mr. Flashman,
We recently made changes to American Survival Guide in the interest of providing more useful information to our readers. The decision to include American Pioneer as part of the American Survival Guide subscription is intended to serve all of our readers while providing additional advice to those who plan to source food in the wild, if the desire or need arises. This transition is explained in greater detail in the Editor’s Letter on page 8 of our March issue.

Going forward, there will be two issues of American Survival Guide’s American Pioneer included in the 12-issue subscription. We’re also adding one special issue under this title to five other American Survival Guide special issues, all of which will be available on newsstands. We’re sorry if you’re unhappy with this change but we hope you understand it is based on our commitment to bringing our readers the best in survival-based content.


Thanks,
Mike

Mike McCourt
Editor

American Survival Guide





Wiggling the loose tooth.
Who would have thought they'd ever make a movie about this hell hole?  I guess I'll go see it, for old times sake?










Give them an inch, they'll take a mile.





Old Movies:


Here are some old movies, largely forgotten these days.   They're still very good entertainment, and better than what's offered in theaters today from my perspective.





































 Sometimes these show up on movie channels like "Stars" or "Showtime." A lot of them are part of an Amazon Prime subscription, and they are all available on Amazon as downloads or DVDs.

Given that television programs are generally not worth watching on broadcast TV, the old shows are a viable option for slow days or quiet nights.



Thought for the Day:





Sent by a friend:





22 comments:

  1. They don't make movies like that anymore.

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    1. No, they don't.The computer has done away with the big Cecil B. Demille epics, the "swords and hordes" movies. Movies that are essentially morality plays, like John Ford's westerns, are "passe" now. Movies without a lot of vulgarity aren't made anymore, unless they are kiddy shows, and even then.....

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  2. Harry when M returns home take her to see "I can Only imagine" its a good movie. Good wholesome movie me and the wife enjoyed.

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    1. I have not heard of it. It has to have a happy ending where everybody lives happily ever after. Anybody dies, even the pets, and she won't go see it.

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  3. The democrats don't want just the assault rifles. They want ALL the guns.

    Except for themselves, of course. They also want to do away with that pesky Constitution too, even though they won't say it.

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    1. That's the game plan. Both Biden and Schumer , in their few unguarded lucid moments, have said exactly that. They've made a lot of progress over the years in regards to both goals.

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  4. Vietnam Veterans Day 29 March. "Thanks to our Vietnam Vets (and all vets)."

    P.S. you missed the Green Berets with John Wayne!

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    1. yes, good show. I left out "Stage Coach" and some others, but the post was getting too long! ;-)

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  5. Two of my boys have been into airplanes lately, and they've been watching a lot of old war movies. I think Flight of the Phoenix (the original) is one of their favorites. They've been using the coloring book you sent them with the aircraft, too!

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    1. That's a great movie. Much better than the remake. If they like old war movies with aircraft, then here are some good ones. John Wayne made "Flying Leathernecks" and "Flying Tigers", both great with a lot of action. The 1960 era film "Battle of Britain" is really good, and has the actual aircraft types used in the battle. None of these movies have any foul language or vulgarity in them, nor any scenes too gruesome for children. The Blue Max is excellent, but there are some "suggestive" scenes in it, nothing too explicit but I don't know if the boys are ready for it right now.

      Glad they are enjoying the coloring books. I did when I was their age, loved to draw air battles and aircraft.

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  6. Good list of films. I watched 55 Days at Peking not so long ago and it holds up well. I haven't seen Sand Pebbles in a while, so I may have to seek it out.

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    1. Strangely enough, Sand Pebbles has been playing on one of the Stars Channels, I watched it again last week. Great show. Wish I had that BAR Steve McQueen totes.

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  7. Thanks for the suggestions! I requested both the John Wayne movies and the Battle of Britain from the library, so we should be able to pick them up in a couple of days.

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    1. They're good aviation movies. I am sure there is nothing "awkward' in the John Wayne films. I think in the Battle of Britain there's one short scene of a couple during the blitz, in a hotel, and the wife is wearing modest lingerie, but it's not vulgar or revealing. I thought about that today while I was working on a radio antenna, and I thought I would mention it. Battle of Britain is really unique, in that the aircraft used are really the aircraft from the war. Hurricanes, Spitfires, BF-109 fighters, Heinkel 111 Bombers, etc. Years after the movie was made, I was driving through the English countryside, and I saw a pristine JU-52 "Tante JU", sitting by the road at a small airport. I got out to take some pictures, and this guy came tearing out of a hanger in a great fury. I apologized for taking the pictures without permission, but as I explained, I didn't know anyone was there. He was nice then, and said he was sorry to make such a scene, but people had been trying to steal parts of his aircraft! He told me that was the very JU-52 that is featured at the beginning of the movie, and he let me look it over. What a treat! The only one of those aircraft I have ever seen "for real."

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    2. There is a touring, flying WW2 aviation museum that is passing through here in May. The boys are so excited. We can't afford the costs of the actual flights (some run up to $500) but we look forward to seeing all the planes.

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    3. A B-17 Flying Fortress and a P-51 Mustang came to our little airfield last year. I was in the house, and I heard the radial engines on the B-17 passing overhead. I ran outside, and it was going over in the clear space my meadow makes, so I could see it. I had not heard one was coming ( I should read the paper more often) and I was astounded.

      I'm sure your family will enjoy seeing the old aircraft. I always loved air shows and never missed one if I could get to it.

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  8. What wonderful old movies. I am a big Gregory Peck fan. I refuse to watch the new movies; there is just too much filth and political agendas in them. Thanks for the list. It reminded me of some that I would like to watch again. Jana

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    1. Jana, old movies make me feel relaxed and entertained. Most of the new one's make me angry as hell, or leave me feeling bored.

      I am going to see that movie "Beirut" because it takes place in exactly the time frame I was involved in Lebanon, 1982-1983. I will probably be mad , just from thinking about that time, but I want to see it anyway.

      People have been sending some other good suggestions for old movies, I need to put them up on a post before too long.

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  9. A few of my favorites:

    "Mister Roberts" (Henry Fonda, James Cagny, Jack Lemmon, Ward Bond)

    and

    "The D.I." (Jack Webb)

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    1. My God. I had forgotten about the D.I. but I have vague memories of seeing it. Mister Roberts is a classic, no doubt, and a great film from the get go.

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  10. Last one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I'm keeping a list of the old movies people recommend, so I can add them to a future post. :-)

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