I quit posting to this board because I don't like
to discuss business with people who will not use
their real world name.
Alas, it seems that
there are not many who subscribe to my way of thinking.
thank you for the testimonial on Ginkoton @
Trader Joe's. The General still finds it helpful to
leave a trail of breadcrumbs when he leaves his home
for a "constitutional."
Much appreciated. BTW,
& fwiw, the General regards TJ's half-sour kosher
dill pickles, the best commercially packaged pickles
(of that type) he's found. They also carry Fox's
u-bet chocolate flavor syrup at almost half the price
it sells for anywhere else (that is, if you can find
it anywhere else).
I never would have got it; and I'd have been all
As to Ginko Biloba: neither the
pills nor the capsules did me any good, but the tea --
it's remarkable. I buy Ginkoton, a Korean tea packaged
in Gardena, California. For years I'd done mnemonic
exercises in an attempt to stave off memory loss and, while
it was beneficial, two days on the tea and I'm
reciting verse like I was twenty years younger; not just
the rymed poems but unrymed, unmetered stuff like
Markham's "The Man With The Hoe". I'm reeling it off like
I'm reading it off a page.
And when my wife
was suffering with a leg cramp she drank some tea and
within twenty minutes her cramp was gone.
Because it's seasonal, I stock up for a whole year.
Unlike most herbal teas, Ginkoton is delicious. I buy it
at Trader Joe's here in Vegas, $1.99 for a box of 15
Thanks again General, for the web sites
in particular. I'll pass them on to my
brother-in-law, Bill; he's a movie buff and a retired casting
director at Universal["Sparticus", "To Kill A
Mockingbird", really big time]. He's in the first stage of
Alzheimer's and these sites could prove ameliorating. I
should add, he's not what one imagines a casting
director to be; he's a devout, almost puritanical,
Catholic. I always told him it was bad
Whitey was played by Billy Benedict.
of the General's faves is the TV Guide Online web
with its Movie
containing everything you'd want to know about some 40,000
flicks and the people who made them (both in front of
the lens and behind it).
you mentioned "Dead End" (1937 release), here it
joe, interested in reading the Bowery Boys' character
names for yourself, just click it
The General happened to pick that 1947 release,
Bowery Buckaroos, from amongst 68 Leo Gorcey films in
the database. When you scroll down below the review
to the cast and production people, you'll notice
that the late Iron Eyes Cody was in that one (sans the
If you and mixerjack (and any
other nostalgia buffs) wanna input Gorcey's name in the
database, it'll bring up the gouge on the 68 films he made
that're in there. You geezers (and geezerettes) can
stroll down Memory Lane by goin' through all 68 and
we'll see you all back here after the Labor Day
weekend. Those are your marching orders.
everyone else lurking who could care less, the General's
marching orders for you are to go long futures in Ginko
Biloba with Vinpocetine!!
"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be."
Before they were the "Bowery Boys" they were the
"Dead End Kids". Same guys, Gorcey, Hall etc., same
shtick, different name; which brings us back to "What's
in a name?"
I think the name change had to do
with copyright infringement. "Dead End" was a Broadway
play of the early 30's which was then made into a
movie [Bogart, Ann Sheridan, the "Dead End Kids"]. This
was followed by a series of "Dead End Kids" movies,
and then came the "Bowery Boys".
with "The Little Rascals" who at one time were "Our
Gang" [Spanky, Alfalfa etc.]
Aren't you glad
you asked, Joe?
Couldn't agree more. Mine's John Smith.
Seriously, would you use your real name on a board which is
read by people who don't give any name at all? If
everybody had to use their real name, I doubt you would get
many frank opinions.
Your's is a serious response, but I don't agree.
In my mind, people who are not afraid to have their
opinions associated with their real world name are the
ones to read.
But, you can see my RW name. Just
not my full names except for my last name, which is