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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    .........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

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    Andy Guest

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    Tommy Joe said...

    >
    > ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."



    The voice of confidence! He'll be missed.

    My family were allowed to stand in his CBS studio during one of his evening
    news broadcasts.

    Godspeed Walter!

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."



    The end of an era. He will be missed.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

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    jmcquown said...

    > "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

    >
    >
    > The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    Yes! I missed him going into retirement!!!

    Afterwards, his on and off again documentary programs were always a treat!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Andy Guest

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    jmcquown said...

    > "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

    >
    >
    > The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >
    > Jill



    BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    Scotland) golf tournament?

    Wanna play a round?

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > jmcquown said...
    >
    >> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

    >>
    >>
    >> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    > Scotland) golf tournament?
    >
    > Wanna play a round?
    >
    > Andy




    No. I may live on a golf course, that doesn't mean I have to watch it.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

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    jmcquown said...

    >> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    >> Scotland) golf tournament?
    >>
    >> Wanna play a round?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >
    > No. I may live on a golf course, that doesn't mean I have to watch it.
    >
    > Jill



    Shucks!

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."



    I'll bet Cronkite's death doesn't get nearly as much airplay as that of
    Michael Jackson.

    There's no comparison, of course, but Cronkite brought the world into our
    living rooms for decades. (Sort of like Matthew Brady brought the Civil War
    to life with his photos.) He was a classic journalist, straight and to the
    point. He didn't embellish, he didn't try to turn it into drama or theatre.
    He reported the news. Period. For that, I admire him. He will be missed.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

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    jmcquown said...

    > "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

    >
    >
    > I'll bet Cronkite's death doesn't get nearly as much airplay as that of
    > Michael Jackson.
    >
    > There's no comparison, of course, but Cronkite brought the world into
    > our living rooms for decades. (Sort of like Matthew Brady brought the
    > Civil War to life with his photos.) He was a classic journalist,
    > straight and to the point. He didn't embellish, he didn't try to turn
    > it into drama or theatre. He reported the news. Period. For that, I
    > admire him. He will be missed.
    >
    > Jill



    Even foreign correspondents envied him.

    Andy

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    > jmcquown said...
    >
    >> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."

    >>
    >> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    > Scotland) golf tournament?



    Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    and smoke while they play.

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    Andy Guest

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    Dave Smith said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> jmcquown said...
    >>
    >>> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected].
    >>> .
    >>>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."
    >>>
    >>> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >>
    >> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry,
    >> Ayrshire, Scotland) golf tournament?

    >
    >
    > Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    > to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    > give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    > and smoke while they play.



    LOLOLOL!!!

    Andy

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > jmcquown said...
    >
    >>> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry,
    >>> Ayrshire,
    >>> Scotland) golf tournament?
    >>>
    >>> Wanna play a round?
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> No. I may live on a golf course, that doesn't mean I have to watch it.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > Shucks!
    >
    > Andy


    Shoulda asked Jill if she wants to play around. LOL



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    Pennyaline Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    > Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    > to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    > give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    > and smoke while they play.


    C'mon, now. Professional bowlers do it too.

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Jul 18, 9:15*am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.com> wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    > > Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    > > to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. *I have to
    > > give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    > > and smoke while they play.

    >
    > C'mon, now. Professional bowlers do it too.


    they can drink but they can't smoke in the bowling alley...at least in
    the USA.

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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    > to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    > give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    > and smoke while they play.



    People are always debating what is and what is not a sport, or
    what is or isn't athletics. The older I get I see just getting out of
    bed as an athletic endeavor. But really, I do see bowling and golf
    and pocket billiards as athletics. Poker and chess are sport for
    sure, but you can have someone move the chess pieces or play the cards
    for you. You can't do that in the others I mentioned. That's where I
    draw the line. Sure, some athletic endeavors are more exertive than
    others, but I say golf is indeed athletic, and even though everyone
    must die, meaning that longevity doesn't mean much (in the long run),
    I have noticed over the years that it is very very rare to ever hear
    of a famous golfer dying before his 80s, and even then rarely from a
    heart attack. So, athletics or not, I'd say it's probably healthier
    than all-out exertion, and the older you get the more you might come
    to view almost any movement as a form of athletics. On the other
    hand, as a naturally gifted person who has never strived to achieve
    anything in life, and has succeeded in my efforts to achieve nothing,
    I will admit that when I look at golfers I am certain that had I
    started at a young age I could certainly blow most of them away. I
    was a pretty good pool player. Most pool players are good at other
    similar games - golf, bowling, etc. My favorite athletic endeavor
    though is telling people how great I could have been at this or that
    instead of actually trying to do something and maybe falling short.

    Tommy Joe

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    D Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> jmcquown said...
    >>
    >>> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >>
    >> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry,
    >> Ayrshire,
    >> Scotland) golf tournament?
    >>
    >> Wanna play a round?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >
    > No. I may live on a golf course, that doesn't mean I have to watch it.
    >
    > Jill


    Of course you do.

    d

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:22:32 -0400, Dave Smith wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >> jmcquown said...
    >>
    >>> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."
    >>>
    >>> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    >> Scotland) golf tournament?

    >
    > Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    > to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    > give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    > and smoke while they play.


    there's always adult softball.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Pennyaline Guest

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    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > On Jul 18, 9:15 am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.com> wrote:
    >> Dave Smith wrote:
    >>> Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    >>> to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    >>> give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    >>> and smoke while they play.

    >> C'mon, now. Professional bowlers do it too.

    >
    > they can drink but they can't smoke in the bowling alley...at least in
    > the USA.


    Oh, silly me! Just goes to show you how old I am.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    > On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:22:32 -0400, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>> jmcquown said...
    >>>
    >>>> "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> ........This is Walter Cronkite. Goodnight."
    >>>> The end of an era. He will be missed.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jill
    >>> BTW, are you by any chance watching the British Open (Turnberry, Ayrshire,
    >>> Scotland) golf tournament?

    >> Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    >> to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    >> give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    >> and smoke while they play.

    >
    > there's always adult softball.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Hell, any kind of baseball. The idea is not to let the other team get
    any hits, so, other than the pitcher and the catcher, no one has to move
    at all.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Tommy Joe wrote:
    >
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> Nope. My neighbour is doing some painting and it is just as interesting
    >> to watch the paint dry as it is to watch a golf tournament. I have to
    >> give golfers credit for finding a sport <?> where they can drink alcohol
    >> and smoke while they play.

    >
    >
    > People are always debating what is and what is not a sport, or
    > what is or isn't athletics. The older I get I see just getting out of
    > bed as an athletic endeavor. But really, I do see bowling and golf
    > and pocket billiards as athletics.


    Not in my books. They are recreational activities.

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