Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Bridge Too Far


  • Over the past couple of nights (today is 01/29/2016) I have been watching A Bridge Too Far which along with The Longest Day are among the first war movies I ever watched. I watched them with my dad who was a veteran of WWII- the Big One as Archie Bunker would say.
  • John Ratzenberger played Lt. James Megallas who lives in Collyeville TX. I oddly didn't remember Ratzenberger being in the movie at all until a buddy in my National Guard unit mentioned it; probably around 1995. He said something about it and hardly anybody else recalled it either until he acted out the part and described the scene- then we all could recall his role plain as day. Odd. As the conversation progressed he mentioned his favorite scene being the old demented lady hailing the imaginary taxi. Roger took his hat off to act as a hankie and waving it he called out in a falsetto old lady voice, Taxi!... Taxi! Then he made machinegun sound effects and spun around dramatically and fell to the ground dead.
  • Hilarious.
  • He had huge testicles. No, I don't mean he was brave- he was known in our unit for having a huge, dangly sac.
  • As a boy I bought a copy of Cornelius Ryan's ABTF from an old salvage store on the West Side of Bridgeport that specialised in books. My dad would buy smut there and I would buy comics, joke books and war books.
  • Ryan O'Neal was ridiculously good looking back then.
  • There were lots of explosions- did Michael Bay go back in time to direct that movie?
  • Gene Hackman was a retarded choice for Major General Sosabowski.

2 comments:

The Donald said...

...he was known in our unit for having a huge, dangly sac.

Hmmm, maybe it's that I've just lived a sheltered life or somesuch, but, um, I've somehow not had occasion nor desire to, uh, empirically, know about the characteristics of another dude's junk.

Just sayin'...

el chupacabra said...

Lulz. Some things in life you learn- whether you want to or not.