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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby tequiza » Thu May 25, 2017 4:01 pm

The wire is one of the best shows ever, i'm still pissed they killed off Omar :evil:
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby krakenten » Thu May 25, 2017 4:14 pm

Many of the characters in that show were very slightly modified versions of real people-I knew several of them.

The real Omar was a VERY bad man, in the words of Wes Hardin, he needed killing. In real life, he was no fun at all.
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby tequiza » Thu May 25, 2017 7:46 pm

I read up on all the characters of the show, Snoop's part was great cause she was a real gangster, the real Omar may have been a bad dude, but he sure was fun to watch on the show! :D
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby krakenten » Thu May 25, 2017 8:14 pm

I wonder what ever became of her?
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby Tom19176 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 pm

Jim thanks for the info! I knew most of it as I liked Mount Airy on FB and see all the post. Looks like a nice quite place.....Even though Mayberry is a fictional spot, I guess Mount Airy is the closest to the real thing in today's world.....

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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby krakenten » Thu May 25, 2017 9:21 pm

I dunno-I like Twin Peaks, too.
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby tequiza » Thu May 25, 2017 10:36 pm

krakenten wrote:I wonder what ever became of her?


She's doing hip hop music, some writing and acting.
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby krakenten » Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 pm

I wish her great success, but please, don't shoot me!
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby jim d, » Fri May 26, 2017 1:36 am

Tom,

Yes, Mayberry is a fictional place. The show was actually filmed in California as were most if not all shows of the era. Many of the places were replicates of actual places, and many of the characters were based on Andy Griffith's memories of real people he remembered growing up there. Mt Airy has grown up a lot since Andy Griffith was a kid there but is still small town America.

I don't live in Mt. Airy, but live in a much smaller town about 30 miles southeast of Mt. Airy, which is much more Mayberry like. I have heard people from large cities that moved here complain about things like "I can't even go to the grocery store without running into someone that I know"

Oh - a local crime update - front page news on the local paper regarding my earlier post about the drug influx - arrests have been made. A police officer I know was quoted in the article and I saw him today. I told him that I appreciate and support our LEO's and thanked him for the job they do. He seemed genuinely appreciative and I ended up showing my age when I quoted a line from the Nixon era. I mentioned the usual comment that police officers don't get the pay and often the respect that they deserve, and that the media often portrays a lot of negativity, but that there is a largesilent majority that totally supports them.

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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby Tom19176 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:28 pm

Thanks for the update Jim....Both towns sound like a nice place to live. A co worker of mine who just retired from the NYPD and is a Security Director in one of the mall I run, just bought a house in NC. After working in Brooklyn for over 20 years dealing with the worst criminals there, he is very gratefully to have bought a house in NC...... Me and the new NC resident at our opening of Barclay's Arena a few years back...I am 5'9" he is big........
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby natcherly » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:44 pm

Tom,

Someone sent this to me, and I was shocked! Tell us if it is true or not....please.

"The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk."

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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby Tom19176 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:05 pm

That was true of the show! There were a few other married couples that played parts but not the regulars.....

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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby sammy the blade » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:44 pm

Any news on the Mayberry crime wave.
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby sammy the blade » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Guess Barney has locked up all the bad guys, hopefully he puts the key in a different place than usual!
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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby sammy the blade » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:05 pm

Any new crime waves in Mayberry?
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