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#432815 - 11/23/05 04:29 AM JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
Agrasshopperwalksintoabar Offline
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No real topic, just noticed that yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of President Kennedy's assasination and I noticed no mention of it on television or radio save for the Imus in the Morning program.

I wonder if there are those of the Comicon brotherhood who remember where they were when JFK was killed.

"Anybody here, seen my old friend John. Can you tell me where he's gone. He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good they die young. I just looked around and he's gone."
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#432816 - 11/23/05 06:55 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
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I do remember, I'd just come back from school and was in the living room of our Cabrini Drive apartment.
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#432817 - 11/23/05 08:41 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
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I was having a smoke with the other ova, nervously trying to sip a cup of coffee, and muttering, "did you hear Jerry dropped the other day? He went in for a landing, but the uterine wall collapsed. There was blood everywhere. It's gonna be my time any month now, I know it."

Then Harry went section eight.

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#432818 - 11/23/05 10:04 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
Michael D. Offline
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I was in heaven waiting for Mommy and Daddy to get married and give birth to me four years later. I spent the time looking down on Earth and saying "Hey, what's all that commotion on that grassy knoll over there?"

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#432819 - 11/23/05 11:14 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
Gary Reed Offline
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I actually remember that day. I was in elementary school and we were doing "Chicken Little" exercises (I'm not sure if they tied into the air raid drills or not...not too many people would remember those anyway).

My first response was "who?". But I think they closed the schools and everyone was crying.

As a kid, I was pissed. We only had three TV channels back then and all of them spend three days on it.

But as I grew older, I became fascinated by the whole conspiracy angle...don't know if anyone remembers the Red Diaries series I did but it covered many aspects of the Kennedy assasination.

If you're interested... Red Diaries

I'm not sure if anyone has any copies...Amazon might. But once I did the series, I think I was burned out on the conspiracy theories.

But you'd think...even all this time, it would be mentioned more.
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#432820 - 11/23/05 11:14 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
David Porta Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Agrasshopperwalksintoabar:
I wonder if there are those of the Comicon brotherhood who remember where they were when JFK was killed.
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In school. We broke for lunch, then the playground. Dodgeball! The bell called us back at the usual time. Our teacher, old Mrs Hartmuller, greeted us with the news. She was nearly crying. Trying to hold back her tears, and keep her voice from breaking as she told us what had happened. First reports that he might survive, then not.

The big impact for me was that our teacher was so emotional.

My big sister was in junior high school. She says that the big impact for her was all the specualation and fear that this might precipitate nuclear war.

I was too young to know about stuff like that. That Mrs Hartmuller was on the verge of tears was what it meant to me. Very emotional.

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"Anybody here, seen my old friend John. Can you tell me where he's gone. He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good they die young. I just looked around and he's gone."
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Abraham, Martin, and John
Sung by: Dion

Abraham. GOP.

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Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed lotta people but it seems the good they die young
You know I just looked around and he's gone
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Very nice transition to folk music by Dion. But that song was much later.

When JFK was shot in 1963, the Beatles hadn't arrived in America yet, and Doo-Wop was still big.

Runaround Sue - Song Lyrics
by Dion
#1 Top 40 hit in 1961

Here's my story, it's sad but true
It's about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town

Ah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl would leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I'm telling you
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

I miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hand and this girl's warm embrace
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She'll love you and she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys

Here's the moral in the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll tell ya
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

She likes to travel around
She'll love you and she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
She goes out with other guys

Here's the moral in the story from that guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll tell ya
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

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The lyrics are great, but the doo-wop stuff in the background is what makes this music. With his "lata-lata-lata whoa-ohs" soaring over the "hape, hape, hum de hatey hatey hapes"
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#432821 - 11/23/05 03:25 PM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
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Do-wop so rules.
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#432822 - 11/23/05 03:41 PM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
geedis Offline
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Kennedy died several years before I was born, but I remember it.

More specifically, I remember when Reagan was shot, and all the adults wouldn't shut the hell up about Kennedy for months.

They did show us the Zapruder film in History class. Over and over again. Real live death and gore, screwed us all up good. Thanks Public Education!
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#432823 - 11/24/05 01:13 AM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
Agrasshopperwalksintoabar Offline
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"Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby. Can you tell me where he's gone. I thought I saw him walking up over the hill with Abraham, Martin and John."
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#432824 - 11/24/05 07:02 PM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
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"Anybody here seen my old friend Martin. Can you tell me where he's gone. He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good they die young. I just looked around and he's gone."
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#432825 - 11/24/05 09:51 PM Re: JFK blown away, what else do I have to say
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Pt 109 (1963)
The Missiles of October (1974) (TV Mini-Series)
Kennedy (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
JFK (1991)
Thirteen Days (2001)

Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Young Mr Lincoln (1939)
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
The Blue and the Gray (1982) (TV Mini-Series)
Lincoln (1988) (TV Mini-Series)
The Civil War (1990) (TV Mini-Series)
Lincoln (1992) (TV Mini-Series)

King (1978) (TV Mini-Series)

Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985) (TV Mini-Series)
RFK (2001) (TV movie)

George Washington 1: Documentary (1984) (TV Mini-Series)
George Washington 2: Forging of a Nation (1986) (TV Mini-Series)

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