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(Short List)   Steve McQueen's $7.4 million ranch for sale. Includes log cabin, annex, and 500 acres in which cool was herded   (shortlist.com) divider line 40
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2013-08-02 08:46:26 AM  
He is neighbors with Sven Grammerstorf, right?
 
2013-08-02 08:51:34 AM  
Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.
 
2013-08-02 08:55:06 AM  

browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.


www.shortlist.com

Haters gotta hate
 
2013-08-02 08:57:18 AM  
It's surprisingly boring. Cookie cutter log cabins all on top of each other. And no big-assed garage filled with vehicles Batman would envy?

Still awesome just from the provenance.
 
2013-08-02 08:58:11 AM  

swaxhog: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

[www.shortlist.com image 615x818]

Haters gotta hate


hahahahahahahah....
 
2013-08-02 09:00:21 AM  
browneye:  Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

www.shortlist.com

swaxhog:  Haters gotta hate

No.  I never hated the man or begrudge anyone who was in to him.  He was just always blah to me.
 
2013-08-02 09:05:52 AM  

browneye: browneye:  Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.



swaxhog:  Haters gotta hate

No.  I never hated the man or begrudge anyone who was in to him.  He was just always blah to me.


*German accent* Cooler!
 
2013-08-02 09:22:25 AM  
/wants

d4.yimg.com
 
2013-08-02 09:32:29 AM  
Was he raising Mustangs?
 
2013-08-02 09:35:02 AM  

browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.


I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.

www.check-six.com

No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.
 
2013-08-02 09:37:57 AM  

Shryke: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.

[www.check-six.com image 393x480]

No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.


Except the motorcycle jump in Great Escape. His pal and riding pal Bud Ekins did that 'cuz the insurance wouldn't let Steve do it.
 
2013-08-02 09:50:00 AM  
Also classic:

http://thejournalofstyle.blogspot.com/2008/09/take-look-steve-mcquee n. html

Hey failblogger.

That ain't a cigar in Steve's hand in photo 1.

NSFW!!!
 
2013-08-02 10:02:12 AM  

browneye: He was just always blah to me.


Santorum?
 
2013-08-02 10:16:57 AM  
Why the Amusing tag?  Explain yourself, subby.
 
2013-08-02 10:41:16 AM  

Shryke: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.



No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.


Jimmy Stewart would like a word.
 
2013-08-02 10:58:43 AM  
Jimmy Stewart performed some fine and honorable services for his country but he doesn't even come close.
 
2013-08-02 11:11:27 AM  
how much is his thousand islands going for?
 
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2013-08-02 11:16:18 AM  
He's ok but he's no Burt Reynolds.


***********************Countdown to Adrienne Barbeau begins****************************
 
2013-08-02 11:22:20 AM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: It's surprisingly boring. Cookie cutter log cabins all on top of each other. And no big-assed garage filled with vehicles Batman would envy?


McQueen kept his car/plane collection in an airplane hanger (which he also ended up living in) in California.

And it wouldn't surprise me if at least some of the buildings on that ranch post-date McQueen's ownership; the log cabins look mid-1980s.
 
2013-08-02 11:22:23 AM  

browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.


Steve McQueen was cool, alright, the very definition of it. But he was deeply flawed. Paul Newman is the guy I'd aspire to be if I weren't cripplingly unambitious.
 
2013-08-02 11:28:03 AM  

loki see loki do: Also classic:

http://thejournalofstyle.blogspot.com/2008/09/take-look-steve-mcquee n. html

Hey failblogger.

That ain't a cigar in Steve's hand in photo 1.

NSFW!!!


hahahahahahahaha
 
2013-08-02 11:34:15 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: /wants

[d4.yimg.com image 850x586]


Came for this.
 
2013-08-02 11:37:21 AM  
The real value in that ranch is the lifetime supply of magic hub caps.  They fly of cars on a hard corner or hard landing and miraculously reattach for the next sequence.
 
2013-08-02 11:44:22 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: The real value in that ranch is the lifetime supply of magic hub caps.  They fly of cars on a hard corner or hard landing and miraculously reattach for the next sequence.


Heheh I grew up on hand-me-down MAD paperbacks from the '60s and I think they had this gag company that supplied all these magical movie props.
 
2013-08-02 11:49:59 AM  

MFAWG: Shryke: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.

No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.

Jimmy Stewart would like a word.


Really?  James Stewart had a fine military career to be sure and my hat goes off to him but he has to bow down to Audie Murphy.  You know, the guy who was the most decorated badass soldier of all of WWII.  Medal of Honor for an hour-long siege as he stood alone on a burning tank destroyer firing a machine gun at attacking German soldiers and TANKS. Wounded and out of ammunition, Murphy climbed off the tank, refused medical attention, and led his men on a successful counter assault.

Jimmy Stewart was awesome, but not THAT awesome.
 
2013-08-02 11:52:19 AM  
Someone is parting out the McQueen estate like gangbusters.
Somebody must need some cash.
 
2013-08-02 12:01:29 PM  

Shryke: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.

[www.check-six.com image 393x480]

No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.


If you want real badass, read about Sergeant Antolak's charge at Anzio. Apparently, Murphy wrote about it in his book but got the name wrong. Sergeant Antolak's squads got cut-off in no-man's land because other units didn't follow behind and there was no supporting fire. Instead of trying to run back to his lines, Antolak ran forward alone.

Here's the citation from his Medal of Honor:

Near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy, he charged 200 yards over flat, coverless terrain to destroy an enemy machinegun nest during the second day of the offensive which broke through the German cordon of steel around the Anzio beachhead. Fully 30 yards in advance of his squad, he ran into withering enemy machinegun, machine-pistol and rifle fire. Three times he was struck by bullets and knocked to the ground, but each time he struggled to his feet to continue his relentless advance. With one shoulder deeply gashed and his right arm shattered, he continued to rush directly into the enemy fire concentration with his submachinegun wedged under his uninjured arm until within 15 yards of the enemy strong point, where he opened fire at deadly close range, killing 2 Germans and forcing the remaining 10 to surrender. He reorganized his men and, refusing to seek medical attention so badly needed, chose to lead the way toward another strong point 100 yards distant. Utterly disregarding the hail of bullets concentrated upon him, he had stormed ahead nearly three-fourths of the space between strong points when he was instantly killed by hostile enemy fire. Inspired by his example, his squad went on to overwhelm the enemy troops. By his supreme sacrifice, superb fighting courage, and heroic devotion to the attack, Sgt. Antolak was directly responsible for eliminating 20 Germans, capturing an enemy machinegun, and clearing the path for his company to advance.

He had 200 yards to cover. He made 175 of them.  He's buried in Nettuno Cemetery in Italy.

www.homeofheroes.com

/Murphy refers to him as Lutsky
 
2013-08-02 12:33:36 PM  
McQueen was cool.  Whether or not that real estate is cool - well, that's a different debate.  Paul Newman was cool, too.  See for reference his scene in "Cool Hand Luke," in which he kneels and prays for forgiveness, and guidance.  Cops cars arrive outside, and he looks up and says, "I guess that's Your answer."

Now, seriously.  Do people argue about whether his farkin' salad dressings are cool?  I think not.
 
2013-08-02 12:37:18 PM  

SoupJohnB: McQueen was cool.  Whether or not that real estate is cool - well, that's a different debate.  Paul Newman was cool, too.  See for reference his scene in "Cool Hand Luke," in which he kneels and prays for forgiveness, and guidance.  Cops cars arrive outside, and he looks up and says, "I guess that's Your answer."

Now, seriously.  Do people argue about whether his farkin' salad dressings are cool?  I think not.


Just the ranch.
 
2013-08-02 12:46:00 PM  

born_yesterday: SoupJohnB: McQueen was cool.  Whether or not that real estate is cool - well, that's a different debate.  Paul Newman was cool, too.  See for reference his scene in "Cool Hand Luke," in which he kneels and prays for forgiveness, and guidance.  Cops cars arrive outside, and he looks up and says, "I guess that's Your answer."

Now, seriously.  Do people argue about whether his farkin' salad dressings are cool?  I think not.

Just the ranch.


Buddah-boom-ching

Touche!
 
2013-08-02 12:48:01 PM  
MCQueen was so badass that during the motorcycle chase scene in Great Escape, he winds up chasing himself!
 
2013-08-02 12:52:29 PM  

KingKauff: MCQueen was so badass that during the motorcycle chase scene in Great Escape, he winds up chasing himself!


Then did the same thing in "Bullitt," only then he was chasing the bad guys, instead of the other way around.
 
2013-08-02 01:06:58 PM  

SoupJohnB: KingKauff: MCQueen was so badass that during the motorcycle chase scene in Great Escape, he winds up chasing himself!

Then did the same thing in "Bullitt," only then he was chasing the bad guys, instead of the other way around.


He also escaped from Devil's Island

/think I'll have a McQueen marathon this weekend: Great Escape, Bullitt, Papillon
//I'm still here!
 
2013-08-02 01:22:16 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Shryke: browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.

I believe it stems from the fact he did every one of his own stunts, which were fairly dangerous. That makes him a bona fide badass.  Does that make him Audie Murphy badass? No.

[www.check-six.com image 393x480]

No other actor is ever, ever going to be Audie Murphy badass. When Audie walks the halls of Heaven and bumps in to God, God salutes first.

If you want real badass, read about Sergeant Antolak's charge at Anzio. Apparently, Murphy wrote about it in his book but got the name wrong. Sergeant Antolak's squads got cut-off in no-man's land because other units didn't follow behind and there was no supporting fire. Instead of trying to run back to his lines, Antolak ran forward alone.

Here's the citation from his Medal of Honor:

Near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy, he charged 200 yards over flat, coverless terrain to destroy an enemy machinegun nest during the second day of the offensive which broke through the German cordon of steel around the Anzio beachhead. Fully 30 yards in advance of his squad, he ran into withering enemy machinegun, machine-pistol and rifle fire. Three times he was struck by bullets and knocked to the ground, but each time he struggled to his feet to continue his relentless advance. With one shoulder deeply gashed and his right arm shattered, he continued to rush directly into the enemy fire concentration with his submachinegun wedged under his uninjured arm until within 15 yards of the enemy strong point, where he opened fire at deadly close range, killing 2 Germans and forcing the remaining 10 to surrender. He reorganized his men and, refusing to seek medical attention so badly needed, chose to lead the way toward another strong ...


Operation Shingle:  Yet again, why you NEVER EVER let Churchill have ANYTHING to do with a littoral operation.
 
2013-08-02 02:13:26 PM  
What ever became of the green VW Bug that outran Bullitt and the hitmen?
 
2013-08-02 02:39:30 PM  
not really relevant, but Paul Newman was cool in Hombre.
 
2013-08-02 03:31:24 PM  

browneye: Usually when I don't share in the attraction the public has for an actor and/or celebrity, I can acknowledge that I at least see why the public is so enamored.  But not with Steve McQueen.  He does absolutely nothing for me and I never got the 'he was soooo cool' vibe from him at all.  Oh well.


You sound uncool.
 
2013-08-02 03:35:24 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: /wants

[d4.yimg.com image 850x586]


Came in expecting this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-02 04:09:24 PM  
any decent reason to post this:

i just want to be your steve mcqueen - youtube
 
2013-08-02 05:19:06 PM  
It's a gorgeous ranch.  I bet it would be a great escape.
 
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