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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:29 PM

Bob Newhart taught me how to hunt.

Let me preface by saying that I have no problem with law abiding people who like to hunt by the rules. I, however, would probably shoot all of my toes off with my first 10 bullets and I DREAD what I'd hit with the 11th!

Way back in the 70s, in an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show", Bob and his wife (the late great Suzanne Pleshette) were disagreeing over weather he could survive in the wilderness. He finally asked if she was going to fix dinner and she said "OK, Daniel Boone, you kill it and I'll cook it". He then opened the freezer door, pointed his finger like he was holding a pistol and said "BANG", then turned to his wife and said "I just shot a roast". I practically peed my roughly 17 year old pants.

Even today, sometimes when my wife and I are grocery shopping and I'm in one of my frequent flaky moods, I'll be in the meat section and go "bang, I just shot some ground beef" or whatever we're picking up.

Again, people who hunt and do it the legal way are people with whom I have no problem. Up here in Maine, we know a few families who go hunting and use their kills for most of their meat for the year by having it processed and keping it in freezer in the basement in the cellar. If I had to hunt my meat myself I'd likely be a vegetarian.

That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!

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Reply Bob Newhart taught me how to hunt. (Original post)
MarianJack Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
MarianJack Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #11
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #3
MarianJack Jan 2013 #5
spockeye Jan 2013 #4
MarianJack Jan 2013 #6
ananda Jan 2013 #13
MarianJack Jan 2013 #17
graham4anything Jan 2013 #7
MarianJack Jan 2013 #8
graham4anything Jan 2013 #9
MarianJack Jan 2013 #16
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #10
MarianJack Jan 2013 #12
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #14
MarianJack Jan 2013 #15
L0oniX Jan 2013 #18
MarianJack Jan 2013 #19

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:41 PM

1. Best sitcom ever. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:44 PM

2. 3 words to describe Bob Newhart,...

...best...deadpan...ever!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:30 AM

11. He was good.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:44 PM

3. Loved that show!

Discovered it on nick at nite when I was in school. Now I want to watch it again

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 PM

5. I was there for the first run.

I wouldn't miss it!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 PM

4. Brings back memories.

And if Bob had shot his dinner with an assault weapon he would probably get lead poisoning after eating what, if anything, was left of his food.

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Response to spockeye (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:48 PM

6. Very true.

Assault weapons are for killing PEOPLE, and the nra will not convince me otherwise.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:02 AM

13. Agree.

There is only one thing ANY gun is designed to do: kill whatever is in its path.

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Response to ananda (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:16 AM

17. Back when I owned a revolver,...

......it would've been my intent to shoot anyone who broke into my house.

When my then fiance (now my wife of nearly 15 years) moved in, she was very uncomfotable with the gun. Since the woman was WAY more important to me than the friggin' gun, I sold it in a totally legal transaction back to the gun shop. Today, if someone breaks into our house they'll get a wiffle ball bat across their ass and nobody dies.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:56 PM

7. Tarzan taught me how to eat alligator, Bob Newhart taught me how to talk on a telephone

 

and Bob Newhart & Nichols/May taught Clint Eastwood how to talk to a chair

also, I think Bob foreshadowed the teaparty well, in a bit that was througout the run of his Newhart show where he owned a bed and breakfast.

Bob was a visionary, so was Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan.
Lived in the jungle, yet never needed a gun to hunt.
He sure had muscles on those bare arms

and I fully back the right of bears to be armed. Crazed people are after them.

I do not back the rights though of Zimmermans to be armed. Or Paul Blarts.
Vile creatures they are indeed.

All kidding aside, is there any proof other than his Korean war stint, that Bob Newhart ever used a gun?
He is a great liberal, and I find it hard to imagine he would be a hunter.
Is there alot of hunting in Chicago?
I think he was making an anti-gun joke.

either way,
Greatest TV moment of all time was the final minute of the Newhart show.
I still don't know how they hid that from the public.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:12 PM

8. The butoned down mind!

I get the impression that Bob Newhart would do to his toes what I'd do to mine if he fired a gun.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:26 PM

9. Yup!

 

If everyone used the guns for the reasons the NRA originally said was the reasons for a gun,
there would be no major problems

It is the people who didn't that made the problems for everyone else.
that actually want to hunt, to collect, go to a shooting range). What the NRA had been using as their soundbytes.But that is the very small minority of gun owners these days.


BTW, Clint Eastwood in the last minutes of Gran Torino showed the lessons of a gunslinger.
He lifted his gunless finger and got the entire gang arrested.
I do wish he had won the Oscar for that movie.

This next paragraph is meant for a different poster on a different thread-
To the person on that other thread who told me my singular vote is unimportant,
well, the voters of the academy thought everyone else would vote for Clint, so their vote went to other people in the #1, and #2 slot.
Because of that, the biggest surprise happened and he wasn't even nominated.
Most likely that same thing happened to Ben Affleck this year.
The why bother, someone else will vote so they didn't and he didn't get a nom for director.
(this last paragraph is for the person on a different thread who told me my vote was unimportant and I shouldn't waste it.)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:09 AM

16. Gran Torino was a great movie.

After seeing the kinds of movies that Clint Eastwood has made for the last several years, I was stunned by his loon empty chair show at the 2012 rnc.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:36 PM

10. Nobody has a right to criticize hunters unless they are vegetarians

I definitely agree about Newhart. Between him and Jonathan Winters, that is comedy genius. (I once was on a flight with Winters and what I presumed to be his wife. I sat in the row behind them. I didn't have the courage or poor judgment to say anything to him. It was a red-eye after all.)

Regarding hunters, if I had to kill for sustenance, I wouldn't last long. But it is definitely more ethical for a hunter to kill his own food than for me to pay other people to kill animals for me. It is hard to say which act is more humane to the animals. Given what we know about the slaughter operations, I am guessing that animals meet a more humane death at the hands of the skilled hunter, and they definitely have a more humane life.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:31 AM

12. I was only ever critical of 3 "hunters" that I knew.

One was a guy who sat in his cabin watching football until the deer would come up to the salt lick and shoot it from his easy chair.

The other 2 were 2 guys I knew in college who liked to just go out to the woods with their shotguns and blast away at birds, squirrels and othe small animals. At least, to their credit, they called it "killing", not "hunting".

Yuck in both cases.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:24 AM

14. Those are some sadistic bastards

And it makes me wonder haw many of these indignant gun owners are true "sportsmen" (and women) and how many are actually really disturbed, sadistic, sick people.

I have no scientific basis for this, but I would say:

1) the number of real sickos among gun proponents is a significant number -- maybe 20-30%

2) The degree of their sickness is usually proportional to the intensity of their claim of "rights" to do this stuff.

I liken this to the community of Christians, which includes millions of decent, caring people that are undermined by the crazy, sick f***s like Pat Robertson and Reverend Phelps. But in the gun community, I think the ratio of really sick, twisted ones is much higher than in the Christian community.

I know many Christians that don't scare me at all. But the more they rave about Jesus, the more I worry. Likewise with gun owners.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:07 AM

15. I agree, they were sadistic.

Responsible gun owners are OK with me. Hell, I used to be one.

As far a I'm concerned, the lapierre gun nuts can go piss up a rope.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:45 AM

18. Bob Newhart taught me all about psychiatry. "JUST STOP IT". n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:31 PM

19. But he didn't teach Elliot Carlin!

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