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Re: Epstein

Post by dualstow » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:45 pm

I'm too caught up in those annoying English mistakes (made by native speakers; I don't pick on ESL students) to care about Epstein now. O0
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Re: Epstein

Post by vnatale » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:04 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:45 pm
I'm too caught up in those annoying English mistakes (made by native speakers; I don't pick on ESL students) to care about Epstein now. O0
Getting back to my immigrant father again and one thing I admired about him.

He came to the country at the age of 13 speaking no English. Because of that great impediment he did not graduate high school until the age of 21 (it is just striking me as I write this that I may have inherited my oft-times great persistence from him). At the end of that he wrote great perfectly grammatical sentences and paragraphs.

I many times contrasted that with my experience when I worked at the undergraduate counseling office of the School of Business at the University of Massachusetts. There was an unbelievable amount of students who could not successfully string just two sentences together as to why they wanted to drop a course. And, these were COLLEGE students! And, for any of you want to harken back to it was so much better way back when, I'm referring to the 1975 / 1976 time period! A LONG time ago!

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Post by dualstow » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm

I'm going to say his name is Vincenzo Sr and he came from Abruzzi. How'd I do?
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Re: Epstein

Post by vnatale » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:23 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm
I'm going to say his name is Vincenzo Sr and he came from Abruzzi. How'd I do?
Close. He was Anthony and, of course, my middle name is Anthony. I used to say that if you were Italian it was either your first or middle name.

And, I don't even know where Abruzzi is. I always tell people that I'm genetically 100% Southern Italian but 100% culturally American (because of the way my sister and I were brought up). Until I recently read a book on the history of Italy (quite enlightening to me) I was almost 100% ignorant of anything regarding Italy.

But where he came from.

He said he could see Pompeii / Mt. Vesuvius from where he lived.

Did any of you used to watch the TV show "Combat" with Vic Morrow in it?

One show he and were watching it together. All of a sudden they were coming in to a town which I thought was "Menlo". All of a sudden my father jumps out of his chair, saying. "Menlo! That is where I am from!". I've since search for a town in Italy called Menlo but have been unable to find anything.

In the past year I did buy the entire Combat series (new but extremely cheap) but have yet to watch any episodes.

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Re: Epstein

Post by Mountaineer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:17 pm

vnatale wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:23 pm
dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm
I'm going to say his name is Vincenzo Sr and he came from Abruzzi. How'd I do?
Close. He was Anthony and, of course, my middle name is Anthony. I used to say that if you were Italian it was either your first or middle name.

And, I don't even know where Abruzzi is. I always tell people that I'm genetically 100% Southern Italian but 100% culturally American (because of the way my sister and I were brought up). Until I recently read a book on the history of Italy (quite enlightening to me) I was almost 100% ignorant of anything regarding Italy.

But where he came from.

He said he could see Pompeii / Mt. Vesuvius from where he lived.

Did any of you used to watch the TV show "Combat" with Vic Morrow in it?

One show he and were watching it together. All of a sudden they were coming in to a town which I thought was "Menlo". All of a sudden my father jumps out of his chair, saying. "Menlo! That is where I am from!". I've since search for a town in Italy called Menlo but have been unable to find anything.

In the past year I did buy the entire Combat series (new but extremely cheap) but have yet to watch any episodes.

Vinny
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Re: Epstein

Post by vnatale » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:25 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:17 pm
vnatale wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:23 pm
dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm
I'm going to say his name is Vincenzo Sr and he came from Abruzzi. How'd I do?
Close. He was Anthony and, of course, my middle name is Anthony. I used to say that if you were Italian it was either your first or middle name.

And, I don't even know where Abruzzi is. I always tell people that I'm genetically 100% Southern Italian but 100% culturally American (because of the way my sister and I were brought up). Until I recently read a book on the history of Italy (quite enlightening to me) I was almost 100% ignorant of anything regarding Italy.

But where he came from.

He said he could see Pompeii / Mt. Vesuvius from where he lived.

Did any of you used to watch the TV show "Combat" with Vic Morrow in it?

One show he and were watching it together. All of a sudden they were coming in to a town which I thought was "Menlo". All of a sudden my father jumps out of his chair, saying. "Menlo! That is where I am from!". I've since search for a town in Italy called Menlo but have been unable to find anything.

In the past year I did buy the entire Combat series (new but extremely cheap) but have yet to watch any episodes.

Vinny
I loved that show. I think you will enjoy it. You brought back a good memory for me. Thanks.
I regularly watched it when it was on TV.

Gallant Men was also a World War II series playing at the same time as Combat. They always seemed to be the superior "war" TV series.

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Re: Epstein

Post by dualstow » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 pm

My memory of ‘Sopranos’ is fuzzy. I was going to say Sicily, but wiki says east of Naples.
(There’s an episode where Christopher is meant to visit).
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Re: Epstein

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 pm
My memory of ‘Sopranos’ is fuzzy. I was going to say Sicily, but wiki says east of Naples.
(There’s an episode where Christopher is meant to visit).
Yea, the Sopranos (Anthony, and his cousin, Anthony) are from Naples. That's where they picked up Furio, leading to one of the most confusing love side-stories in pop culture. Why does Furio pine after aging bitch Carmela Soprano instead of all the hot young* chicks on the show?


* Epstein-relevant
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Re: Epstein

Post by pugchief » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:28 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 pm
* Epstein-relevant
:D
Kriegs, I love you, man. Your posts are guaranteed to be either highly intelligent or a hoot. Or both. Win win.
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Re: Epstein

Post by dualstow » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:41 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Why does Furio pine after aging bitch Carmela Soprano instead of all the hot young* chicks on the show?


* Epstein-relevant
That's one of the many things that made Furio so interesting. Besides, Carmela's pretty cool, even though she's not as good looking as the actress who played Christopher's girlfriend.

I second Pug's compliment.
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