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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Bitches, 5 min unedited WonderCon Godzilla footage! on: Today at 11:11:00 AM
Another Legendary Pictures production ... A great, modern, Hollywood success story.

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2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / CUTLER CLASSIC IN LAS VEGAS TODAY ... Sat, July 18, 2014 on: April 19, 2014, 07:29:45 AM
The 2014 Jay Cutler Desert Classic is being held at the The Palms here in LV, Nv. today.

RUMOR .... Close to 400 entries expected.

Click here for more details.

3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Best Subtitled Foreign Movie You Watched? on: April 17, 2014, 11:35:44 AM
TAPE ... Cinema Paradiso was a great film. One of the first movies I've seen in which the background actors  actually acted.

You don't see thst too much in modern motion pictures but I also noticed it in TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and that reminded me of Paradiso which I saw many years earlier.

I just finished watching COME AND SEE which was damn good but not one of my favorites.

When the German's burned all the villagers in that church, I realized I had seen it years ago but I kept on watching through the end.

I recommend it for any GetBigger movie fans though.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Best Subtitled Foreign Movie You Watched? on: April 15, 2014, 08:40:09 PM
SKORP ..... PROPHET .. Also one of my favorite.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Best Subtitled Foreign Movie You Watched? on: April 15, 2014, 08:36:16 PM
Some damn great films mentioned here and just a couple of stinkers.

My family is in the movie production business and I always argue that the best foreign films are way more enjoyable than the best Hollywood productions.

But I don't know the reason for that!

So here's my favorite foreign film with subtitles.


But I have yet to see Dhom 1 nor Dhoom 2 and the majority of the films most of you have mentioned as your favorites, sio I reserve the right to change my mind once I get a chance to watch most of those films mentioned above 0 the majority of which I never knew existed.

Thanks for the recommendaitons.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Larry Scott Tribute on: April 15, 2014, 08:26:38 PM
VINCE, I tend to agree with your idea of replacing the Sandow with a  Larry Scott replica, but I doubt tht it will ever happen for the following three main reasons:

1. It's sometimes 'impractical' to break with tradition even though that tradition was only initiated about 50 years ago.

2. And there are many who feel that another individual would be more worthy if the Sandow was to be replaced.

3. And it could be considered a "slap in the originator's face" if a change of such importance was made.

I can almost guarantee that a LARRY SCOTT MEMORIAL EVENT/Contest will be sanctioned within the IFBB/NPC sooner than you think.
7  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: I refuse to log in, or post until Shizzo, Uncle Junior, and Wolfox are banned. on: April 15, 2014, 08:58:36 AM
What is it that these three GetBiggers have in common that causes so much concern and resentment?
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ada takes you on a tour of our new apartment on: April 11, 2014, 10:44:23 AM
Bomz, What kind of camera takes tall pictures like that?
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ada takes you on a tour of our new apartment on: April 11, 2014, 09:33:19 AM
Good idea, GRIT.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ada takes you on a tour of our new apartment on: April 11, 2014, 09:31:08 AM
BOMZ, You have a very nice lady. My best to the both of you.

Can you provide us nosey guys and gals with some more details on that apartment such as the square footage, monthly rent, and outright purchase price?

Where I was living it would be close to a Million and a Half  ..... but at that price it would include an ocean 'glimpse'.

For Three Million plus .... you'd get a damn good view of  most of the ocean and  the horizon
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Larry Scott Tribute on: April 11, 2014, 09:14:10 AM
VINCE, When I read the first part of your input as stated above.... I said to myself   ..."Where the hell was  VINCE back then?"

But then you continue and say that things were probably much different in the states ..... and I can assure you that the steroid culture definitely was VERY much different than what your personal experience was way  back then.

I'll add some personal details showing how different things were in the States as soon as I get some free time to do so.

12  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: I have taken my last drink. This is my road to sobriety. on: April 06, 2014, 12:35:05 PM
I'm so dumb, I had to  Google "Mensa"!
13  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: I have taken my last drink. This is my road to sobriety. on: April 06, 2014, 08:26:39 AM
Hey, WES! How ya doing?

Coupl e of drinking questions.

What was your 'drink' of choice? Mine was Tom Colliins (Gin) for some unknown reason.
How old were you when you had your first 'drinkl'? I was 15 and drank with my dad.Do you remember Four Roses?  I think it was a Bourbon.
How many years were you an 'alcoholic' or simply a heavy drinker?  Believe me ... I tried but after two heavy drinks I'd either throw up or just not want no more.

There is a general feeling within my family that alcoholism skips generations .. meaning that I won't be an alcoholic due to the fact that my parents were alcoholics, but my kids will be alcoholics. And their kids won't,,, but their kids will... etc. etc.

What's your opinion on that subject? If any.

We talk about drinking problems often at family gatherings and stuff like this always comes up.

ANd then I gottta drive a few back home.

14  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: I have taken my last drink. This is my road to sobriety. on: April 06, 2014, 08:01:21 AM
SHIZZO, Good luck to you on this new "venture".

I am a truthful and knowledgeable  individual when it comes to the world of alcoholism and have been to more AA meetings than many recovering alcoholics.

I'v never been a drunk myself, but I do come from a long line of extremely alcoholic family members some of whom have died with an empty bottle of Smirnoff in the vicinity (none of whom had ever recovered) and I've escorted many a friend to numerous AA meetings within a good number of states within the USA.

I realize you want to do it on your own, but I strongly recommend AA where you'll be meeting some damn interesting people with some damn interesting stories from all walks of life especially if you attend meetings in the Los Angles area.

I suggest that you give AA a try if you fall off the wagon within the first couple of weeks.

And if you have any serious questions directed towards me, I'll do my best to answer them either here or via a personal message ... You decide.

Good luck to ya, Schizzo.

15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: April 02, 2014, 10:44:04 AM
JOE, I was an active participant in the separation of the AAU from bodybuilding and only wish that I had tape recorded a couple of those important meetings.

Especially the big meeting at the Santa Monica CIvic Audirotium in which both of the Weider's were involved along with the Hoffman group (Mr Hoffman himself was not present), Dan Louri (spelling?), and a vast number of other antagonists and supporters within the bodybuilding world.

That was the formal meeting which decided that the NPC (was the NPC in fact organized at that point or was it in a 'transition' phase?) would recognize the IFBB as the world governing body etc, etc .... as stated in an earlier post.

It  should prove interesting to read how another individual saw how this separation occured as I have long forgotten the finer details.

But the two names that I can recall who were most instrumental in creating this separation from the AAU were Ralph Countryman and Jerome Weise. Most others just cast a vote in response to their recommentdations.

I'd like to see if my memory of all this stuff serves me correctly. and look foreward to reading Mr, Fair's book  mentioned above.

Thanks, Joe!
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: April 01, 2014, 07:46:08 PM
Keep us informed, Joe.

I hope his book includes the real reasons why the AAU went under regarding the control/sanctioning of bodybuilding contests.
17  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: help me figure out why the sum of all numbers to infinity= -1/12 on: March 29, 2014, 11:11:13 AM
Strange because this same topic came up during one of our Poker sessions recently and me being the dumbest one in the group did some Googeling and came up with the following :

THE EASIEST ANSWER .....The sum of all numbers from (-infinity, +infinity) would be 0. For every number there is one with the same absolute value but opposite sign. So 1 would cancel with -1 to zero and this is true for all of the numbers.

MOST CONFUSING IS THE FACT THAT ... "Infinity" is not a number so it's somewhat difficult to develop a math equation which would result in the precise answer.

Does anyone get a bit dizzy while thinking about the never-ending concept of eternity?
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 27, 2014, 07:01:46 PM
SCOTT, I think I saw the Super-8 version of that DVD you mentioned above. I saw it when DVD's weren't even thought of yet. Even computers were non-existant.

If that contest coverage included a competitor by the name of Rock Stonewall, I definitely saw it. And Scott was damn impressive.

Years later when Pete G and the partners sponsored the Nationals in Las Vegas, we had a reception party for all the VIPs and I finally had the opportunity to sit and have a short talk with Mr. Stonewall as well as many other of the old time greats whose names I have long forgotten.

And speaking of Mr Hoffman ,,, there's enough of a story there to fill a book and produce a major motion picture  unless some of the participants pass away before it's written and put to print, but I was partially involved in an insignificant capacity when all this historical bodybuilding stuff was going on and was a prart at the major meeting when all the big shots got together to make the decision to break away from the AAU and then to accept the invitation from Joe and Ben to become somewhat associated with the IFBB as it was back then.

That meeting was helkd in the Santa Monica CIvic AUditorium the Sunday following Gary Leonard's win of the Mr America title .

Just about eveyone who was anyone was in attendence including the likes of the Hofffmam group  led by Mr Terpak (if my memory serves me well), Dan Louri, Joe and Ben Weider, and a large contingent of people who were somehow associated the the Weider's in the past, some of whom did not speak in favor of their former bosses.

One old time weider associate even took the floor to inform one and all that the International IFBB was mainly composed of individual foreign PO Boxes from which small kids would pick up the mail on  a continual basis.

But that meeting was run on a formal and very legal basis (Robert's Rules of Order) and it was Ben Weider himself who was hte only individual pereson who showed up in a suit and tie (an Oxford looking blazer) fully prepared and made an offer to the present governing body whose names I have forgotten except for the likes of Jerome weise and Ralph Countryman.

When the proper time arrive, Ben took the follr and make something like the following offer ...

a. The IFBB would recognize the NPC as the sole governing body for all amateur bodybuilding contests that were to be held in the US and its possessions.

b. In return the IFBB would not sanction nor promote amateur bodybuilding contests within the US and/or its possessions.

c, And the NPC  would recognize the IFBB as the sole governing bodybuilding  organization for professional bodybuilding contests within the US and as the sole governing bodybuilding organization for amateur and professional bodybuilding events outside of the USA.

This resulted in numeeous and very heavy arguments from the floor ... mainly from the Hoffman group and Dan L. ... but a vote was taken and the Weiders won the day.

Ben and a very silent Joe  won that day because they made an offer that could not be refused .... while the others came unprepared and left disappointed.

The Weiders has the advantage due to the fact that they had a magazine that was in full support of the bodybuilders and refused to use bodybuilding competitions to draw a crowd for the monotony of many hours of Olympilc lifting competitions in which the bodybuilding comps were held after the lifting trophies were presented which was more than once ... about 2 PM in the morning.

More stuff went on ... but that's enough
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 27, 2014, 10:00:12 AM
FUNK, that ripped-up Hinds picture is a surprise to me. I don't recall ever meeting him back in those good old days, but while doing some research to see if our paths ever crossed ... I came across an interesting article that was written about HOFFMAN around the time that photo was taken.

I suggest you read it as it can be found here ...

ANd it's pretty damn interesting and based on one solitary meeting/observation I had with Mr HOFFMAN, I'd say it's pretty damn accurate.

More on that statement if there is any interest.

You have to realize that HOFFMAN was the principal player in all things weight related around that time. But read the link for the rest of the story ... but not the complete story.

20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 26, 2014, 04:48:51 PM
UGLY, You're right, but there was one competitor who was an exception in the early 60's. I mentioned him before (a few years back).

His diet consisted of nothing more that a cans of tuna after it was strained through a nylon stocking. Once that was done ... it appeared  to be the consistency of saw-dust.

Four to six months of tuna and an occasional tablespoon of honey made him look like he was tured inside-out and won him the annual metal medallion on the red, white , and blue ribbon that everyone strived to win.

I believe he initiated the ripped-up look before anyone knew what 'ripped-up' meant.

Only saw him enter one event, so it's possible that he died shortly after.

21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 26, 2014, 09:55:28 AM
FUNK, It's good to see that someone else recalls that Larry was possibly one of the first competitors to go through a BULK-UP  phase before 'cutting-up' for the contest.

I can't recall anyone else before him that went through that 'bulk-up/cut up'  method of contest-prep.

That day he guest posed as mentioned above .... he actually looked like the twin brother of the Pillsburry Dough Boy.

And to be perfectly honest ... I don't think you'll ever find a photo of a totally ripped-up Larry Scott.
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 25, 2014, 04:27:32 PM
Regarding Peter Lupus .... He competed in a small contest (they were all small contests back then when the only people in attendance were family members, fellow gym members, and good friends of the competitors). 40 max in attendance.

This particular small contest was held on a baseball field in Palm Springs and the contest consisted of about 8 competitors from the L.A. area. The same competitors who always showed up in an attempt to win a metal trophy ... plastic trophies were not too common then.

Peter Lupus was one of the competitors and that particular contest was won by DON PETERS.

That was the day that Gypsy Boots showed up and threw a football for a damn long distance which impressed most fans in the bleachers.

And that was the day I returned to the base with a different colored car due to the removal of all the paint as a result of driving throgh  a massive sandstorm on that long stretch of road heading out of Palm Springs.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 25, 2014, 04:15:23 PM
FUNK, this is a wild guess cause it was so long ago but I think his bodywt was way more than 220 when he did some guest posing atone of the local  high schools in the vicinity of Newport Beach back around 1965.

Possibly around 240. Definitely miles away from contest shape.

We took a couple of photos with Larry at that size, but they have been gone long ago.

I'll see if G. Mozee can give me a correct update. But I'll say again, Larry was one of he first pros who took his bodywt  up 10 to 20% beyond his competitive wt..

I could be wrong but that's how I recall those good old days.

24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: March 25, 2014, 11:21:36 AM
I realize that there is another spot to place this LARRY SCOTT topic but since I first met Larry on the Santa Monica Beach (the former Muscle Beach), I’ll place it here.

It was sometime during  the early 60’s while I was stationed at Pendleton and happened to be in the LA area with a side trip to the beach and ran into Larry who was taking a day off and getting a sun-tan while talking to some of his friends.

That first meeting was just a casual  “Hello. How ya doing?”,  but our paths were to cross on many different occasions during both our lifetimes.

I worked with Larry during a couple of  his seminars and have to  admit  that he offered the best bodybuilding seminars I’ve had the opportunity to attend or to  participate in.

Larry would start off with a brief introduction and then ask the audience to ask questions which he would then proceed to write on a blackboard resulting in something similar to the following ….


Once the questions were complete he’d start at the top and discuss each topic in great detail.

The “JOE WEIDER” question always  arose because at that time there was some problem between Joe and Larry, but Larry would discuss the subject with a great amount of respect.

(Does anyone recall what that problem was? I have forgotten long ago.)

When discussing “VINCE’… it always centered about leg training techniques as Vince believed that heavy squats were not beneficial. 
So Larry would train elsewhere on ‘leg day’.

At the end of each seminar Larry would offer to answer individual questions if anyone wished to stay for the next half hour or so.

I may be wrong here, but I think it was Larry who initiated the off season, bulk-up phase in which he would increase his body-weight substantially and then go into a pre-contest phase 12 weeks before the contest date.

Does anyone recall what Larry’s heaviest bodywt happened to be?

RIP, Larry
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: GOLD's GYM VENICE .... BYE BYE ??? on: March 08, 2014, 11:58:15 AM
Tommy, This is just my personal opinion  but after reading the above, it appears that GOOGLE has placed the ball in Gold's Gym court and may be waiting for a positive response for whatever offer they have made to renew the lease

AND  ... It  must be somewhat illegal to continue selling long term memberships if the gym will soon be closed down.

Do you know if they are still offering gym memberships past the July "possible termination" date?

ANd what do you refer to when you say the building is a 'piece of shit'? Termites, bad pluming, etc,. etc.

My only adverse thoughts about that building is ....
a. It's in an earthquake zone.
b. Parking will be a major problem when Google moves in in force.

As you most likely know .... the most important 'thing' in real estate is ... LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIOJN ... and I can't think of a better location for Gold''s within a 50 mile area.

I don't have any 'inside info' but I have a strong feeling that Google will offer terms that will result in that new 10 year lease as mentioned above.

But ... Gold's will never be the same as you once recalled it.

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