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Eli Wallach 1915-2014

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http://mryib.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-ugly-aka-tuco-benedicto-pacifico.html

One of the greatest character actors of all time, Emmy and Tony Award winner Eli Wallach is best remembered as Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez, or “The Ugly” in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef. Close attention to the credits of a tremendous number (sometimes it seems like all) of movies made over the past sixty years–he played hundreds of roles during that time, on stage, in films and on television–reveals a wide range of characters, from Genghis Khan to Mr. Freeze.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/eli-wallach-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-villain-dies-at-98-1201246070/

http://www.boston.com/entertainment/celebrity/2014/06/25/eli-wallach-veteran-character-actor-dies/6bWaPKLVAQm7AfRlXOyn8O/story.html

 

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Functioning Hoverboard–Changes Everything

What they’re not telling you here is that the current HUVr Boards are not yet commercially available and face years of testing before they will be.  The prototypes in the video cost more than $1 Million each–but the fact of the matter is that this changes EVERYTHING.  Once the costs come down, we’ll see this sort of tech added to everything from shopping carts to automobiles, from hospital gurneys to battle tanks. 

http://huvrtech.com/about.html

https://www.facebook.com/huvrtech

The military is already working on a “trackless hover tank” prototype.

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Excerpts From Old Email–The Pixies, Tony’s Theme

I’ve saved a lot of email over the years–sort of an electrical pack rat, I guess (put on your Philip Dick and think on that for a nano). I’ll be cleaning up and sharing the best of it with you.

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Brian wrote:
Hey man, how in the hell did I miss the Pixies? Where was I in he eighties/nineties?
I hope that all is well! Peace out.

I responded:  “This is a song about a superhero called Tony.  It’s called Tony’s theme!”
I had a roommate named Tony for half of 1990 in Wyoming–he was a great guy, a recently returned Mormon missionary from the Napolean Dynamite town in Idaho (which was, at the time, to this Appalachian boy, like being a devout Poyahmian from the Planet Skeeloi) and he just fucking loved the shit out of that song.”

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Tony, a super-hero in his own right.

Note: I rarely listen to the Pixies 23 years later, but I still keep in sporadic touch with Tony, and he’s been known to stop by this blog.