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Here's a list of some of my favorite movies:>


From the 40's:
 
Mrs. Miniver
Casablanca
The Best Years of Our Lives
Key Largo
The Secret Garden*
Ma and Pa Kettle (all of them!)
 
From the 50's:
 
The African Queen
From Here To Eternity
On The Waterfront
Marty
La Strada
Room At The Top
 
From the 60's:
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
West Side Story
Splendor In The Grass*
Cool Hand Luke
Doctor Zhivago*
Lawrence of Arabia*
Midnight Cowboy*
Easy Rider*
2001: A Space Odyssey*
 
From the 70's:
 
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Last Picture Show
Barry Lyndon
Midnight Express
Close Encounters of The Third Kind
Dog Day Afternoon
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
Star Wars
 
From the 80's:
 
Ghandi
Platoon
Empire of the Sun*
Driving Miss Daisy
Terms of Endearment
On Golden Pond
Cocoon
Platoon
Moonstruck
 
From the 90's:
 
The Shining*
Silence of the Lambs
Misery
Unforgiven
Titanic
Life Is Beautiful
As Good As It Gets
Good Will Hunting
Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
 
From the 2000's:
 
Erin Brockovich
Gladiator
Lord of the Rings (all of them!)
The Hours
The Aviator
8 Mile
Brokeback Mountain*
Crash
Jarhead
An Inconvenient Truth
 
 
* Top Ten All-Time Favorites






Favorite American Bands:
 
1. The Doors ("Riders On The Storm" - The song came out when I was in a commune at Manassas, Virginia, "The End", "Break On Through")
2. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (Both of the Albums "Apostrophe" and "Freak Out")
3. The Eagles ("Hotel California", "Life In The Fast Lane", "One Of These Nights")
4. Steely Dan ("Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Black Cow", "Any Major Dude Will Tell You")
5. Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (""The Horizontal Bop", "Turn The Page", "Night Moves")
6. Seals and Crofts ("Diamond Girl", "Summer Breeze", "We May Never Pass This Way Again")
7. Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Call Me The Breeze", "Gimme Three Steps", "The Ballad of Curtis Loew")
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) ("Suite Judy Blue Eyes", "Helplessly Hoping", "Teach Your Children")
9, Nine Inch Nails ("Closer", "March Of The Pigs", "Head Like A Hole")
10. America ("A Horse With No Name", "Ventura Highway", "Sister Golden Hair")
Honorable Mention: Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Warren Zevon, Cat Stevens, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Leonard Cohen, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.
Favorite British Bands:
1. Pink Floyd ("Run Like Hell", "Wish You Were Here", "Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone")
2. Led Zeppelin ("No Quarter", "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway To Heaven")
3. Jethro Tull ("Aqualung", "Thick As A Brick", "Locomotive Breath")
4. Genesis ("Ripples", "Squonk", "Afterglow")
5. Rolling Stones ("Can't You Hear Me Knocking", "Sympathy For The Devil", "Monkey Man")
6. The Beatles (""Come Together", "Let It Be", "Here Comes The Sun")
7. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer/ Powell ("Lucky Man"' "Pictures At An Exhibition", "Mars, The Bringer Of War")
8. Supertramp (" "School", "Cannonball", "The Logical Song")
9. Ten Years After ("One Of These Days", "No Title", "I'd Love To Change The World")
10. Yes ("Close To The Edge", "Long Distance Runaround", "I've Seen All Good People")
Honorable Mention: The Who, Elton John, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Alan Parsons Project, Klaatu (actually, Canadian), The Headboys, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne, Lennon/McCartney solos.


 

 

 

.,Birds:
1 Parakeet named "Woodstock II"
Tropical Fish:
1 Tank:  Live Bearers (Guppies and Swordtails)
1 Tank:  Amazon (Angel Fish, Cardinal Tetras, Tiger Barbs, and Aeneus Catfish)









Doubles Dice Drinking Game


Best played by just 2 people (21 years old or older).


Starting Materials: Beer and 2 dice.
 
Object of the game: To "own" doubles and make the other person drink.
 
Opening: Each person rolls one die simultaneously. The first person to roll a "6" gets to start the game by rolling 2 dice; in case of tie, each person continues to roll one die until there is a clearcut winner with a "6".
 
The play:
 
1. The starter rolls 2 dice. If he gets a double, he "owns" that double and the other person has to drink that number of sips of beer. For example, if a person is the first one to roll a double "4", he "owns" the "4's" and the other person has to drink 4 sips of beer. Each time the person rolls the number(s) he "owns", the other person has to drink.
 
2. If a person fails to roll a double, the dice go to the opponent.
 
3. Like in MONOPOLY, when a person rolls a double, he gets to roll again and continues to roll with every subsequent double (there is no JAIL or other penalty for rolling 3 or more doubles in a row).
 
4. If a person rolls the other person's double, they both have to drink that number. In the above example of double "4's", if the non-owner rolls double "4's", both persons drink 4 sips.
 
5. The play continues until each of the six doubles is owned. The "winner" is the one whose total of owned doubles adds up to "11" or more.
 
6. In case of a "sweep" of all six doubles by one person, a mutually agreeable "penalty" may be imposed on the loser. However, the penalty should be the same throughout all of the games and agreed upon at the outset of the games. (For example, the loser might have to buy all subsequent beer.)
 
7. Play continues until each of the six doubles gets "owned." The person to get the last double of the six gets to start the new game, and the process starts all over again.
 
8. After the first game, it is recommended that someone write down the doubles owned by each person in subsequent games because memory surely may fail after a while!


In German:
Dopplelten Trinken Spiel

Ausgangsstoffe: Bier und 2 Würfel.
Ziel des Spiels: Um zu "eigen" Doppelten und die andere Person trinken.
Eröffnung: Jede Person, die ein Rollen gleichzeitig.  Die erste Person rollt
einer "6" werde um das Spiel  durch Walzen 2 Würfel starten; im Falle von
Stimmengleichheit, jeder Person weiterhin rollt einen Würfel, bis ein
klarschneider Gewinner mit einer "6" auftaucht.
 Das Spiel:
1.  Die Starter rollt 2 Würfel.   Wenn er rollt ein Doppelte, er "besitzt" dass
Doppelte und die andere Person muss die Zahl Nippen des Biers trinken.
Zum Beispiel, wenn eine Person ist das erste ein für den Aufbau einer doppelt
"4",  er "eigt" der "4" und die andere Person muss  4 Nippen des Biers
trinken.   Jedes Mal, wenn die Person rollt die Nummer(n) er "besitzt", die
andere Person muss trinken.
2.  Wenn eine Person nicht ein Doppelte rollt, die Würfel zum Gegner fahren.
3.   Wie in "MONOPOLY," wenn eine Person eine doppelte rollt, er wird
wieder  rollen und zu rollen weiterhin mit jeder späteren Doppelte (es gibt
keine "GEFÄNGNIS" oder andere Strafe für rollendes 3 oder mehr
verdoppelt sich in einer Zeile).
4.  Wenn eine Person rollt das Doppelte der anderen Person , sie beide haben
die Anzahl trinken.   In dem obigen Beispiel , der doppelt "4's", wenn die
Nicht-Eigentümer rollt doppelt "4's",  die beide Personen müssen 4 Nippen
trinken.
5.  Das Spiel wird solange fortgesetzt, bis jeder der sechs Doppelten befindet
sich im Besitz.   Die "Gewinner" ist das ein, deren insgesamt im Besitz
verdoppelt fügt hinzu, bis zu "11" oder mehr.
6.  Im Falle einer "Schornsteinfeger" aller sechs Doppelten von einer Person,
einer für beide Seiten akzeptablen "Strafe" mögt dem Verlierer auferlegt
werden,.  Allerdings ist die Strafe sollte der selben in allen von den Spielen
und vereinbart zu Beginn der Spiele.  (Zum Beispiel, der Verlierer könnte
alle nachfolgenden Bier haben kaufen.)
7.  Jetzt wird solange fortgesetzt, bis jeder der sechs Doppelten
"besitzt"werden.  Die Person, um die letzten doppelt so hoch wie der sechs
bekommt, um das neue Spiel, und der Prozess beginnt alles wieder von vorne
los.
8.   Nach dem ersten Spiel, es wird empfohlen, dass die jemand notieren Sie
sich die Doppelten im Besitz von jeder Person in den nachfolgenden Spielen,
weil der Speicher sicherlich mögt nicht nach einer Weile!



































 














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                        FILMS

                              

                                 MUSIC

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 1.  The Doors ("Riders On The Storm" -- The song came out when I was in a farm commune at       Manassas, Virginia, "The End", "Break On Through To The Other Side)";

 2.  Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (Both of the albums "Apostrophe" and "Freak Out");

 3.  The Eagles ("Hotel California,"Life In The Fast Lane",   "One Of These Nights");

 4.  Steely Dan ("Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Black Cow", "Any Major Dude Will Tell You");

 5.  Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band ("Turn The Page", "Night Moves", "The Horizontal Bop");

 6.  Seals and Crofts (""Diamond Girl", "Summer Breeze", "We May Never Pass This Way Again");

 7.  Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Call Me The Breeze", "Gimme Three Steps", The Ballad Of Curtis Loew");

 8.  Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) ("Suite Judy Blue Eyes", Helplessly Hoping", "Teach Your Children");

 9.  Nine Inch Nails ("Closer", "March Of The Pigs", "Head Like A Hole");

10.  America ("A Horse With No Name","Ventura Highway", Sister Golden Hair").



      Honorable Mention: Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Leonard Cohen, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr. and Sr.


 1.  Pink Floyd ("Run Like Hell", "Wish You Were Here", "Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone");

 2.  Led Zeppelin ("No Quarter", "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway To Heaven");

 3.  Jethro Tull ("Aqualung", "Thick As A Brick", "Locomotive Breath");

 4.  Genesis (""Ripples", ""Squonk", "Afterglow");

 5.  Rolling Stones ("Can't You Hear Me Knocking", "Sympathy For The Devil", "Monkey Man");

 6.  The Beatles ("Come Together", "Let It Be", "Here Comes The Sun");

 7.  Emerson, Lake, and Palmer ("Lucky Man", "Pictures At An Exhibition", "Mars, The Bringer Of War" -- I sent ELP a card urging that they consider this Holst "Planets" piece, and they did perform it on their "Emerson, Lake, and Powell" album a few years later{1986});

 8.  Supertramp ("School", "Cannonball", "The Logical Song");

 9.  Ten Years After ("One Of These Days","No Title", "I'd Love To Change The World");

10. Yes ("Close To The Edge", "Long Distance Runaround", I've Seen All Good People").



      Honorable Mention: The Who, Elton John, Deep Purple, Alan Parsons Project, Klaatu (actually, Canadian), Queen, The Headboys, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Lennon/McCartney solos.






Pets


Cat:



"Peaches" (Guard Cat!)

       Prosit!

                     Things I Like About Buffalo

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In early June, nearly 300,000 people attend the Allentown Art Festival, where about 400 artists display their creations. The 50th, of course, was held in 2007.

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Summer wouldn’t be complete without being on Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and the Erie Canal on my son Rick's (and his wife, Nancy’s) boat. Lake Erie gets as warm as the mid- to upper 70º's F in the Summer, by August.  Being the shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie generally freezes over by mid-Winter, effectively stopping "Lake-effect snows.

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In July 2008, a bunch of us took a ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boat, out of Lewiston, NY. The Whirlpool  is "below" Niagara Falls. Definitely worth the trip!  Prepare to get drenched if you go! Unfortunately, a young girl was swept from the shore, and into the Whirlpool a short time after this picture, and died.

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                                                                          Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest


2006 Media Picture (upper).


Lennart, a German exchange student from Hamburg, at the 2013 Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest,  just a few days after he arrived.  It was the 12th annual event. (lower).


The Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend is the Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest at Coca-Cola Field (Home of the Buffalo Bisons baseball team of the IL). You get to sample wings not just from Buffalo's famous (original) Anchor Bar, but also from Denver, Atlanta, New Orleans, etc.



 And, of course, there's always the Taste of Buffalo in mid-July, too. Yum!

 Munich Town Hall Glockenspiel, recorded in 2008, when my sister and I attended the 198th Oktoberfest

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The tradition of using Doc Hinkle's Egg Dye (from Hinkle's Drug Store in Columbia, Lancaster County, PA), using HOT eggs, continues in Buffalo, NY.


This was taken at my place on Holy Saturday 2014. 


(L - R) Richard J. Fischer, son Richard J. Loster, his wife Nancy Bartha Loster, and grandson-in-law Adrian Alvarez.


2 great grandsons, 5 and 7 years old (not pictured), each did one egg also, but the eggs were likely too hot for them, and they resumed to playing with their toys, and their cousin (great granddaughter).