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(Chicago Trib)   A 93-year-old former Tuskegee Airman from Gary, IN whose Congressional Gold Medal was stolen is getting a replacement. Also says he did not see that awful Red Tails movie   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 42
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2012-04-19 01:53:51 PM
But it was a movie based on FACTS so he didn't need to see it.
 
2012-04-19 01:54:11 PM
Hero tag? WHAR SUBBY WHAR?
 
2012-04-19 01:55:38 PM
To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.
 
2012-04-19 01:57:04 PM

Dickloserman: But it was a movie based on FACTS so he didn't need to see it.


This is why I didn't see Passion of the Christ. I already know how it ends.
 
2012-04-19 01:58:12 PM
What a dick move to steal a soldier's medal.

I'm surprised an honest pawn broker didn't turn it in.
 
2012-04-19 01:58:18 PM
Does he still have syphilis?
 
2012-04-19 02:00:33 PM
The original got melted down for his grill.
 
2012-04-19 02:00:53 PM

LarryDan43: To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.


God bless George Lucas for having the balls to stand up against the racist Hollywood machine.
 
2012-04-19 02:03:16 PM

Broktun: What a dick move to steal a soldier's medal.

I'm surprised an honest pawn broker didn't turn it in.


An honest pawnbroker wouldn't touch anything that looked like a Medal of Honor with a ten-foot-pole.

Odds are good that whoever stole it just grabbed it because it looked like a necklace case. It probably wound up in a dumpster somewhere.
 
2012-04-19 02:06:29 PM
You should get a Gold Medal for surviving in Gary for that long.
 
2012-04-19 02:07:41 PM
Rapmaster2000

This is why I didn't see Passion of the Christ. I already know how it ends.

home.fuse.net

Then don't bother watching "The Passion of the Christ: The Animated Series"
 
2012-04-19 02:10:51 PM
Meh, the original movie was better. Pretty sure it starred some of the same people too, which boggles my mind.
 
2012-04-19 02:11:22 PM

LarryDan43: To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.


Also, to be fair, Lucas was extremely specific about it being a movie for kids. He also was happy because kids loved it in all of their test audiences. That looks like success to me. Submitter must be one of those 40 year old adults who actually competes with 11 year old kids at Pokemon competitions.
 
2012-04-19 02:12:17 PM

This text is now purple: You should get a Gold Medal for surviving in Gary for that long.


or ottumwa
 
2012-04-19 02:12:33 PM

You Are All Sheep: Does he still have syphilis?


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-04-19 02:14:01 PM

Hypothetical Imperative: Broktun: What a dick move to steal a soldier's medal.

I'm surprised an honest pawn broker didn't turn it in.

An honest pawnbroker wouldn't touch anything that looked like a Medal of Honor with a ten-foot-pole.

Odds are good that whoever stole it just grabbed it because it looked like a necklace case. It probably wound up in a dumpster somewhere.


This and this. And that's just awful.
 
2012-04-19 02:15:22 PM

Bennie Crabtree: LarryDan43: To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.

Also, to be fair, Lucas was extremely specific about it being a movie for kids. He also was happy because kids loved it in all of their test audiences. That looks like success to me. Submitter must be one of those 40 year old adults who actually competes with 11 year old kids at Pokemon competitions.



www.history.com

"Congrats, lads! Your sacrifice and bravery are entertainment for children."


\These chaps are NOT the next trading card game.
 
2012-04-19 02:15:23 PM

Herbie555: Meh, the original movie was better. Pretty sure it starred some of the same people too, which boggles my mind.


Yup. The HBO movie was awesome, and accurate.
 
2012-04-19 02:20:09 PM
Tuskin raiders?
 
2012-04-19 02:21:40 PM
Tuskegee Airmen may startle easily, but they'll return soon. And in greater numbers.
 
ows
2012-04-19 02:24:55 PM
bravo for them. great fliers. personally would have loved to fly a P-47. just want to know what that engine felt like as well as opening up eight 50 caliber guns at once.

special time in history that was very short.
 
2012-04-19 02:25:30 PM
Any Movie about them without Ben O. Davis has to be pure shiat

/Aviation Buff
//Did not see latest movie, due to Lack of Ben O. Davis
 
2012-04-19 02:28:40 PM

socodog: Tuskegee Airmen may startle easily, but they'll return soon. And in greater numbers.


"It looks like the Tuskegee Airmen did this, all right. Look, there's empty 40s, Blunts in roaches. It's just...I never heard of them hitting anything this big before."

"They didn't, but we are meant to think they did. And these blast points, too accurate for black people. Only Black Sheep Squadron is so precise."
 
2012-04-19 02:32:34 PM

Hypothetical Imperative: An honest pawnbroker wouldn't touch anything that looked like a Medal of Honor with a ten-foot-pole.


Yeah but a congressional gold medal doesn't look anything like a medal of Honor. It just looks like a gold coin.

Congressional Gold Medals are sort of tailor made for the occasion.

A Medal of Honor looks like...well, a medal.

/I had to look all that up as I'd never heard of a Congressional Gold Medal
 
2012-04-19 02:33:36 PM
Here's the Tuskeegee Airmen CGM. Looks very steal-worthy
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-19 02:34:16 PM
My take on Red Tails was that they were trying to "generally" create the kind of chessy gung-ho movie that would have been made in Hollywood during/just after the war but wasn't. I think it achieved that
 
2012-04-19 02:38:37 PM

Evil Mackerel: Tuskin raiders?


They fly in single file to hide their numbers?
 
2012-04-19 02:40:06 PM

ows: bravo for them. great fliers. personally would have loved to fly a P-47. just want to know what that engine felt like as well as opening up eight 50 caliber guns at once.

special time in history that was very short.


I'm sure it seemed like a long damn time, at the time.
 
2012-04-19 02:45:10 PM

Santa's Knee: Bennie Crabtree: LarryDan43: To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.

Also, to be fair, Lucas was extremely specific about it being a movie for kids. He also was happy because kids loved it in all of their test audiences. That looks like success to me. Submitter must be one of those 40 year old adults who actually competes with 11 year old kids at Pokemon competitions.


[www.history.com image 580x364]

"Congrats, lads! Your sacrifice and bravery are entertainment for children."

\These chaps are NOT the next trading card game.


Although one of them is Mr. Roger's big brother- true
 
2012-04-19 02:45:53 PM

Bennie Crabtree: LarryDan43: To be fair, it was the first ever black movie. The next one should be better.

Also, to be fair, Lucas was extremely specific about it being a movie for kids. He also was happy because kids loved it in all of their test audiences. That looks like success to me. Submitter must be one of those 40 year old adults who actually competes with 11 year old kids at Pokemon competitions.


Come to think of it I think THX-1138 was the only film of his I've seen that wasn't sort of a kid's flick. I suppose all those GenX/Yers who made him rich in the last century should move onto obsessing over a director who makes films for adults to enjoy instead of being bitter at the guy who has been doing the same thing his entire career. Or just be happy to take their kids to his movies?
 
2012-04-19 02:46:41 PM
The fact that any of our veterans have to live in Gary is a crime itself. I know he has the military training needed for that place but hasn't he paid his dues?
 
2012-04-19 02:52:25 PM
Yeah, thanks for your service and all that...but I hope I am not footing the bill for the replacement medal and the ceremony. Times are tough and it is not like folks who lose a Purple Heart get anything like this kind of treatment. I hope you can understand the significant difference between your award for participation and an award for getting maimed.
 
2012-04-19 03:04:19 PM
How has the thread gone this far without anyone posting a link to RedLetterMedia's review? They're the same bunch of people who made the epic Harry Plinkett Star Wars prequel deconstructions.
 
2012-04-19 03:04:41 PM

Broktun: What a dick move to steal a soldier's medal.

I'm surprised an honest pawn broker didn't turn it in.


Someone burglarized my grandparent's home and stole not only my grandfather's Purple Heart and Bronze Star (he lost a leg and half his hand in Italy) but smashed a wine bottle that he'd brought back from Italy that had a clock in the center and was old in the 1940s. I hope that thieving SOB is miserable to this day.

Also - one of my fellow Air National Guardsmen's grandfather was a Tuskegee Airman. I asked if he'd been invited to the opening of the movie. He said he had been but he declined - travelling isn't so easy when you are that old.
 
2012-04-19 04:30:41 PM

KidneyStone: Hypothetical Imperative: An honest pawnbroker wouldn't touch anything that looked like a Medal of Honor with a ten-foot-pole.

Yeah but a congressional gold medal doesn't look anything like a medal of Honor. It just looks like a gold coin.

Congressional Gold Medals are sort of tailor made for the occasion.

A Medal of Honor looks like...well, a medal.

/I had to look all that up as I'd never heard of a Congressional Gold Medal


Oh wow. I just skimmed the article, misread the headline and assumed it was a Medal of Honor.

I could totally see a thief stealing something big and gold like that just because it was, well, big and gold. You'd need a well-informed pawnbroker to reject that, I could see even an honest pawnbroker treating it like a commemorative gold coin and buying based on weight.

As a former pawn shop employee I can say with all certainty I always researched anything that looked vaguely awardish but frankly sometimes it's hard to tell, especially if you've never heard of it or you don't know what's actually called. You'll also have times when what looks like a crackhead comes in with a Superbowl ring and you want to reject it and call the cops until you look the guy up and realize that the crackhead standing in front of you actually earned that ring. Pawn is a funny business.
 
2012-04-19 05:07:50 PM
Walker and Texas Ranger have no comment, mud on their shoes.

www.filmjackets.com
 
2012-04-19 06:29:36 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: Come to think of it I think THX-1138 was the only film of his I've seen that wasn't sort of a kid's flick. I suppose all those GenX/Yers who made him rich in the last century should move onto obsessing over a director who makes films for adults to enjoy instead of being bitter at the guy who has been doing the same thing his entire career. Or just be happy to take their kids to his movies?


That's kind of what I'm thinking, yeah. Years ago when I saw Episode 1 in theaters, I had this really sad moment when all the kids left the theater playing Star Wars and all excited, then the adults began talking about how awful it was and the kids just...began to look so dejected and stopped play altogether right there. it was the saddest post-movie funeral march to the doors I ever had. ...Okay, second saddest. Anyhow, GenX and GenY, my people, need to move on so their kids can actually have fun.

Santa's Knee: "Congrats, lads! Your sacrifice and bravery are entertainment for children."

\These chaps are NOT the next trading card game.


Yes, exactly my point. Submitter has to stop taking the great piss on stuff for all the wrong reasons.
 
2012-04-19 08:06:18 PM

JPINFV: Hero tag? WHAR SUBBY WHAR?


Tough to get a Hero tag around here, have tried more than a few times with stories about Veterans, Firemen, Cops, Teachers and assorted Hippies.


Subby
 
2012-04-19 10:46:42 PM

jim32rr: JPINFV: Hero tag? WHAR SUBBY WHAR?

Tough to get a Hero tag around here, have tried more than a few times with stories about Veterans, Firemen, Cops, Teachers and assorted Hippies.


Try an article with some right wing nut-job calling Fartbama a socialist. Use of the Hero tag is an almost guaranteed greenlight.

/I've actually met some of the Tuskeegee Airmen in person. "Hero" is an understatement.
 
2012-04-19 10:51:59 PM
Red Tails? I preferred Tuskeegee Airmen.
 
2012-04-20 09:00:37 AM

ows: bravo for them. great fliers. personally would have loved to fly a P-47. just want to know what that engine felt like as well as opening up eight 50 caliber guns at once.

special time in history that was very short.


Not nearly short enough
 
2012-04-20 09:26:27 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Rapmaster2000

This is why I didn't see Passion of the Christ. I already know how it ends.

[home.fuse.net image 449x287]

Then don't bother watching "The Passion of the Christ: The Animated Series"


Instead of being punished on the cross, this Jesus punishes with the cross.
...and smokes a lot.

This thread needs more tied-up, half-naked Meryl and Millie:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
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