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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:37 PM
Number of posts: 6,065

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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Serbian survivor of fall (of 33,000') from plane explosion dies at 66

Flight attendant Vesna Vulović set record for highest fall survived without a parachute, said to be 10,000 metres

A Serbian woman who survived what was said to be a 10,000-metre (33,000ft) fall after a plane exploded in mid-air in 1972 has died aged 66.

In January 1972 she was working as a flight attendant a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 plane when it blew up over the snowy mountain ranges of what was then Czechoslovakia. All of the other 27 passengers and crew on board died.

Trapped in the plane’s tail, Vulović plummeted to earth in sub-zero temperatures and landed on a steep, heavily wooded slope near a village. The fuselage tumbled through pine branches and into a thick coating of snow, softening the impact and cushioning its descent down the hill, crash investigators said at the time.


I remember this case. Truly remarkable, although there's now apparently some doubts about the facts in the case.

December 25th

"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642" -- Neil deGrasse Tyson

The human side of Pep Guardiola

I know I've been critical of Pep here over the years. I still think he's a fraud as a manager, but I defy anyone to watch this video and not smile:

Any suggestions for a movie marathon?

As I mentioned in another post, Mrs. Obvious and I will be celebrating Christmas in what has become a tradition here at Obvious Manor:

"Mrs. Obvious and I will once again spend Christmas day watching an all-day movie marathon of related movies. We've done all three Back to the Futures last year, all the Planet of the Apes the year before that and all Lord of the Ringses before that. We'll not shower or get dressed properly and gorge on brick oven-baked pizza."


We've also done Star Trek, Alien(s), the Jurassic Park Series, and 2001/2010 in previous years, but I'm not sure what to watch this year. I realise this is late in the day, but I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Suggested by others so far:

The Godfather (vetoed by Mrs. Obvious)
The Hobbitses (suggestion greeted coldly by your humble correspondent)
Rocky (vetoed by both of us).

Anyone? Thanks in advance!
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