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#231212 - 11/23/08 11:03 AM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: RickF]
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Rick, have you also watched an upscaled SD version of Patton to compare it with? I don’t have BR yet and am still on the fence but if any hot deals come along the season I might take the plunge. I’ve compared “The Great Escape” updcaled SD and a HD version on HDNET. About the only real improvement I noticed was I liked the way the HD version was scaled to fit the 16x9 screen but then I can do that locally but not quite as well. Any improvements in the audio?
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#231217 - 11/23/08 11:19 AM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: grunt]
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I can't recall the exact details, but my grandfather (mom's dad) served under Patton for a short while. I think in the capacity of an aide. Shoot, now I'm gonna have to call my mom and ask her if she remembers more.

Unfortunately, my grandfather died when I was really young and I never got a chance to ask him about his experiences.
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#231226 - 11/23/08 11:52 AM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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That’s cool. I have an uncle in law who was in the 3rd Army at the end of the war but AFAIK he never actually saw Patton though he really admires him.
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#231248 - 11/23/08 01:20 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: grunt]
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Watched Jeff Dunham - A Very Special Christmas last night. <Achmed> Merry Christmas, I'll Kill You!</Ahcmed>
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#231266 - 11/23/08 03:22 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(
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#231270 - 11/23/08 03:38 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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Watching "A Beautiful Mind" today... good movie.
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#231271 - 11/23/08 03:49 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(


Stories like that, albeit horrible, are a fascinating glimpse into the past. I wish I had a chance to ask about my grandfather's stories.
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#231275 - 11/23/08 04:06 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(

Incredible story, Peter! Bless him for his strength and courage. He was a better man than I.
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#231276 - 11/23/08 04:18 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My mom's dad had ammonia poured down his nostrils by Nazis to try to get him to give up information about the whereabouts of a group of Polish resistance fighters they knew he was a part of. He didn't break, so they put him on a cattle car to Auschwitz. Fortunately for my existence, he escaped before the train reached its destination.

He died before I was born, thanks in no small part to his damaged respiratory system. \:\(


OMG, how horrible! What a brave man to not break under that type of torture. Bless his soul.
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#231279 - 11/23/08 04:30 PM Re: So what are you watching tonight? [Re: SRoode]
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Yeah. He's at #1 on the list of people (dead or alive) that I'd most like to meet. Sometimes I wish I believed more strongly in the whole life after death thing....
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