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    Added: Jan-25-2014 By: john1054

    Welcome to my channel! I keep a sort of journal here of items important to myself and other members of Liveleak.

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    Farley.



    Not sure why.

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    Joe Charboneau

    Entry Added: 5 days ago By: john1054



    He was my hero when I was a kid. Joe Charboneau was the direct descendant of Toussaint Charbonneau, guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 and husband of Sacagawea. Joe played left field and designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians baseball team from 1980 to 1982 and as such was the American League Rookie of the Year for 1980. With the nickname "Super Joe", he captured the imaginations of Cleveland fans, myself included. At age eighteen, I would go to the ballpark with my buddies, hang out in the bleacher seats drinking three-two beer, and watch the man do his work. As he stepped up to the plate, the fans would chant, "Go! Joe! Char-bo-neau!"

    His most distinctive characteristic, aside from making great hits and fielding, was his apparent lack of nerve endings. He seemed impervious to pain. He had been a prize fighter, opened beer bottles with his eye socket, had broken his nose a dozen times, and had once pulled his own tooth using a razor blade and pliers rather than pay a dentist. At bars, when asked, he would run a chain up his nose, put it out his mouth, and floss his sinus cavities. During much of his rookie season, he played while recovering from a knife wound he had gotten from an obsessive fan.

    My buddy, Steve, and I were hanging out on the first base wall once when Joe walked by before a game. Steve shouted, "Hey Joe! Will you sign my ball?"

    Joe said, "Sure! Gotta pen I can use?" He signed the ball, handed it back to Steve, and continued down the wall, giving more autographs to fans with Steve's pen.

    Steve laughed. "That sonofabitch stole my pen!"

    The following year, Joe injured his back. He was benched, had a dismal 1981 season, and was sent to the minors half way through 1982. He never played a major league game again.

    When we heard the news, Steve and I were bummed. Still, Steve would joke, "Serves the sonofabitch right for stealing my pen!"



    Joe was released from the minors after a few seasons. He worked odd jobs, and is now, I believe, a parks department employee managing youth baseball leagues. He trades on his modest celebrity status by holding baseball clinics for kids who want to learn from one of the old legends. It's a Field of Dreams story: a guy who shined briefly as a player, ended his career early, but is still an awesome memory for people like me.



    Super Joe.

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    • Merry Christmas fellow Hillbilly.

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    • Welcome to liveleak hillbilly. I've been in your nick of the woods. Ive been all over studying battlefields of the Civil War. I'm retired Army and majored in US Military History. Very nice area around Shiloh. Wife and I rode on the bike there taking back roads from here in Chattanooga. We have very nice Battlefield Parks here in Chattanooga and neighboring Georgia.
      Take care.

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      • Thanks. I took some Boyscouts to Chickamauga once for a 20 mile battlefield hike. We did an easy pace and finished in about eight hours. Along the way I told the boys all about the fight there, the role of railroads in concentrating force, the fog of battle, the multiplying effect of the Spencer repeating rifle, and the way grape shot could ruin your whole day.

        At the end of the hike, I asked the boys what they had learned about the Civil War. One boy, nursing a blister, said "If you didn' More..

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      • Ha ha ha, Smart kid. He is absofreakinglutely correct.
        Were you here after the Museum was built?
        My favorite place of all the Battlefields is Point Park where the battle above the clouds was fought. Very very interesting history. Atop Lookout Mountain. You can see my property from there! ha ha
        Another place to go if in the Ga. area is Kennesaw, Ga. at the battlefield. It was the site of the last stand before Sherman went into Atlanta. I am a 33 year Army Vet, Command Sgt. Major and cannot imagi More..

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      • There are three museums I can think of in that area. One is the visitor center at Chickamauga with the interpretive show, exhibits, and a massive rifle collection. Another is the Park Service museum outside of Point Park. I remember they had a giant painting of the Battle of Lookout Mountain there. I also remember a place they called "Confederama" that had lights turning on and off on a giant terrain table illustrating the different engagements at the Seige of Chattanooga.

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      • Oh yeah. The Confederama was privately owned for 30 years and was at the foot of the mountain and the people of Rock City bought it and moved it to the top of the mountain. IN the winter and fall after the leaves fall, you can see many other monuments all along the side of Lookout Mountain. Most of them are on private property, but you can see them from looking down from Point Park "lookout" platform. I, being from here and knowing many many people, have had the opportunity to visit ma More..

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    • Hey, cheers back at ya John. :)

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    • Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Aloha.

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    • Sugars!?!?! We've eaten there too. Cool!
      Were the goats out in the yard?
      If there weren't any goats out there. You weren't eating pork or beef. ha ha ha.
      I'm serious about the goats being in the yard though.

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    • Thanks John, and back at you. Holidays cheers to you and yours. :))

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    • Thanks for visiting my page and for the comment.
      I actually live in the state below yours, ga.

      Victor Borge was one of the best comedians of all time in my books. I still love to watch him perform. Thanks for the clip.

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    • Wishing you and yours, a very merry and safe Christmas
      thanks for the kind words and comments.

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    • Have a wonderous Christmas holiday John.

      Peace be with you and your family.

      And Cheers to the New Year!

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    • So we got ourselves a comedian here I see.

      That, and someone who makes some very well pointed comments.

      Welcome.

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    • Thanks for the page visit & comment brother. Ooh Rah!

      Welcome to LL.

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    • Merry Christmas, John! Look forward to bumping heads with you in the new year. Cheers!

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    • Welcome to the show fellow Tennessean. Aloha.

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    • Have a merry Christmas John

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    • Just wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a happy New year. Cheers.

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    • Good comments, John! Subscribed :)

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    • thanks for the Christmas greetings John, the same for you too man - Merry Christmas!

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    • Just stopping by to say hi.

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    • Just swingin' by to say hi Mr. John.

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      • @Thickhanger

        Thanks. That "abortion or murder" clip you posted this morning was a stomach churner. It was also the sort of thing that Liveleak exists for. Thanks for putting it up there.

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    • an interesting talk about the Fourth Amendment J - always enjoy your monologues they're both erudite and succinct in equal measure. great stuff.

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    • I enjoy much of what you have to say on LL, John.

      Cheers

      Rick

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    • Happy new year John :)

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    • Merry Xmas mate! Have a good 'un

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  • Blog 'John1054 Blog Archive'
    Added: Jun-6-2011 By: john1054

    Notes, stories, and commentary concerning myself and Liveleak. Feel free to read and leave remarks on my channel page comments.

    Here is a link to my woefully under-visited YouTube Channel.

    My profile sound bite is a snippet from Roy Acuff's rendition of The Tennessee Waltz.

    The intro sound bite I use on some of my YourSays is from the Osborn Brothers version of Rocky Top.

    Navigation Module

    Entry Added: Nov-29-2014 By: john1054

    Since I am not blogging as much as I used to, I'm going to try something a bit different. That is, I will post my latest blog entries at the top of my channel, and move older items to the archive below.

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    BananaGirl

    Entry Added: Nov-19-2014 By: john1054

    Also known as Fuchajen and Futurejen, deleted.

    Nuts. I hope she reboots.

    Hat tip RickBond, who has been in touch with her.

    Update 11/23/2014: After rebooting for a few days as mABEy, she's gotten her BananaGirl account back.

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    Kalmte5

    Entry Added: Nov-17-2014 By: john1054

    Returned!

    Hat tip RickBond.

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