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OPPONENT WANTED FOR WW2 ERA HISTORY GAMES. RAY AT: RED_CASTLE_01@HOTMAIL.COM
 
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Not really the right place to ask. Try here (https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/388834/asia-engulfed/play-fo...) or here (http://www.vassalengine.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=7).
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You're sure to find something here:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/214989/vassalskypecyb...
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don't really have a problem with the all caps myself. but then, my hearing is starting to go.
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PeteyWA wrote:
don't really have a problem with the all caps myself. but then, my hearing is starting to go.


WHAT DID HE SAY!?!?
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I don't here screaming, I've always read those like they're an 19th century electrical telegraph.

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MARY DIED FROM FEVER STOP


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Sitnam wrote:
I don't here screaming, I've always read those like they're an 19th century electrical telegraph.

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Indeed! It makes me think of this rather famous example:



...Hmm, at least I think it's rather famous, but now I'm not sure. So I'll make a poll.
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I'm curious how well-known the telegram shown is; do you recognize it?
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russ wrote:
Sitnam wrote:
I don't here screaming, I've always read those like they're an 19th century electrical telegraph.

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Indeed! It makes me think of this rather famous example:
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People are going to be confused by the reference in the telegram to Bedford Falls. Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.
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rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...
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russ wrote:
rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...


I have to admit, I am surprised by the poll results.

But then again, I grew up half an hour from Indiana, PA
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catosulla wrote:
russ wrote:
rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...


I have to admit, I am surprised by the poll results.

But then again, I grew up half an hour from Indiana, PA


I just don't think this movie is as famous elsewhere as it is in the USA.
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KronikAlkoholik wrote:
catosulla wrote:
russ wrote:
rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...


I have to admit, I am surprised by the poll results.

But then again, I grew up half an hour from Indiana, PA


I just don't think this movie is as famous elsewhere as it is in the USA.


Fully Americanized media over here and never heard of that movie. Typical Christmas movies here are Die Hard, Gremlins and Home Alone
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
KronikAlkoholik wrote:
catosulla wrote:
russ wrote:
rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...


I have to admit, I am surprised by the poll results.

But then again, I grew up half an hour from Indiana, PA


I just don't think this movie is as famous elsewhere as it is in the USA.


Fully Americanized media over here and never heard of that movie. Typical Christmas movies here are Die Hard, Gremlins and Home Alone


I can only say wow to that just wow shake

I miss the Christmas movies/shows of my youth. soblue Can't remember the last time I saw the Little Drummer Boy on TV (I'm talking about the one with the animation that is like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer).
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Reminds me about of the joke about the man who wanted to notify people that his wife had died and was told the cost was the same for 15 words as it was for 10, so the advert ending up reading...

Helga, much loved wife of Hugo has sadly passed away. Volvo for sale. Good condition.
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I'm assuming, by "Bedford Falls", the telegram is a reference to "It's a Wonderful Life". I've seen that once, but I don't remember the telegram, so I voted "no".

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" is without a shadow of doubt the best Christmas film ever made

"Home Alone" is one of the worst mainstream commercial films (i.e. excluding straight-to-video dross) I have seen. It might have been amusing if I was a child when I first saw it, I guess - I have absolutely no idea why adults have such nostalgia for it.
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What about films like

Christmas in Connecticut
The Bishop's Wife (the one with Loretta Young, David Niven and Cary Grant)
Miracle on 34th Street
It Happened on 5th Avenue
Holiday Affair
Holiday Inn
White Christmas
The Grinch (the cartoon not that obnoxious Jim Cary monstrosity)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolf
Frosty the Snowman
and yes, It's a Wonderful Life is part of my Christmas Movie Extravaganza.

Oh, and depending upon what specific WWII games via Vassal, I'd be willing to play. I've got only one game going right now.

I had been playing Operation Battleaxe until my opponent flaked on me.
I'd really like to find an opponents for

Slouch Hats
Saipan/Tinian

and maybe AH's Submarine (using a GM)

And as for the all caps thing ... I know that seems to be some kind of standard ... devised by geeks in the basement of their college dorms way back in the 1970's (when I was in college) who were even then made fun of and routinely stuffed in lockers. I don't pay much attention to devised conventions like that.
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KronikAlkoholik wrote:
catosulla wrote:
russ wrote:
rayofsunshine wrote:
Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.

That's a depressing thought, but it would explain many things...


I have to admit, I am surprised by the poll results.

But then again, I grew up half an hour from Indiana, PA


I just don't think this movie is as famous elsewhere as it is in the USA.

They show it on TV here in Finland every xmas. I haven't watched it for a long time though, didn't remember that telegram from the movie.
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norev wrote:
They show it on TV here in Finland every xmas. I haven't watched it for a long time though, didn't remember that telegram from the movie.


Spoiler (click to reveal)
Mr. Gower is the druggist. He got the telegram about 5 minutes into the film, and is so upset that he makes an important mistake, which young George luckily notices and tells him about.
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Tom mentioning Cary Grant reminds me of the famous story of him getting a telegram from a journalist who was writing a piece on him asking, "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?" only to receive the reply, "OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?".



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I admit Cary Grant is probably my favorite actor, but I also think David Niven and Stewart Granger were under rated and nearly as good.

Then of course Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, Greer Garson, and Joan Collins top my favorite ladies list.
 
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Cundiff wrote:
I admit Cary Grant is probably my favorite actor, but I also think David Niven and Stewart Granger were under rated and nearly as good.

Then of course Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, Greer Garson, and Joan Collins top my favorite ladies list.



S'pose any of them would make a good opponent for OP?

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rayofsunshine wrote:
russ wrote:
Sitnam wrote:
I don't here screaming, I've always read those like they're an 19th century electrical telegraph.

OPPONANT WANTED FOR WW2 ERA HISTORY GAMES STOP

MARY DIED FROM FEVER STOP


Indeed! It makes me think of this rather famous example:
...


People are going to be confused by the reference in the telegram to Bedford Falls. Everybody knows it as Pottersville in this timeline.


It is not Pottersville in that timeline. It's part of the flashback of George Bailey's youth. The pharmacist, Mr. Gower, receives the telegram and upset by it, makes an almost fatal mistake filling the prescription.
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I think any one or two of these ( Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, Greer Garson, and Joan Collins) would make great playmates. Of course that depends upon the game
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