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dmcoco84

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Well, That's Definitely Appreciated...

It appears the old BASE Jumper BBCode is [now] working/usable. (But No Username)

Given that BASE is Back on the Dorkzone, & there is no longer The Hangout ... it appears this belongs here now:

Given that Jean Boenish says [url

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY2I3zAUxfE&t=242s]here[/url], at 4min 2sec: "This film is not really [,] about BASE jumping."

...it appears this post belongs in The Hangout.

New Access: [url https://tubitv.com/movies/505972/sunshine_superman]Sunshine Superman; tubitv[/url]  

Hat Tip: Patrick McFarland - via FB.

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...It "Kinda" Worked...

The Preview Looked Different.

Given that BASE is Back on the Dorkzone, & there is no longer The Hangout ... it appears this belongs here now:
 

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Given that Jean Boenish says here, at 4min 2sec: "This film is not really [,] about BASE jumping."

...it appears this post belongs in The Hangout.

New Access: Sunshine Superman; tubitv

Hat Tip: Patrick McFarland - via FB.
 

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Apparently also available with ads on WhuffoTube.

www.basejumper.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2999823#2999823

 

Sunshine Superman.jpg

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Many fond memories of spending time with Jean and Carl at their home in Hawthorne (ping pong, lemonade, popcorn, Julia the sheepdog, camera gear, lottsa nylon and Carl's laugh)

Spending time in the adventure world was kinda memorable too.

BSBD.

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8 hours ago, kleggo said:

Many fond memories of spending time with Jean and Carl at their home in Hawthorne (ping pong, lemonade, popcorn, Julia the sheepdog, camera gear, lottsa nylon and Carl's laugh)

Spending time in the adventure world was kinda memorable too.

BSBD.

 

Don't forget the ladder on the side of the garage!

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As I'm sure you all know, basejumper.com is going away at the end of this month. For anyone who hasn't done so, I would suggest reading this missive before it's gone.

http://www.basejumper.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2998815;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;guest=152719555

 

Especially you, Craig.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20211127005417/www.basejumper.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2998815
 

29 minutes ago, dudeman17 said:

As I'm sure you all know, basejumper.com is going away at the end of this month. For anyone who hasn't done so, I would suggest reading this missive before it's gone.

www.basejumper.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2998815

Especially you, Craig.

 

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1 hour ago, dmcoco84 said:

Ya Gonna Elaborate, Or What?

Carl built this ladder against the side of his garage, in his back yard. It was wide enough for two people and extended a bit above the roof. He liked to go up there and look out across the rooftops, get a bit of, well, elevation if not quite altitude.

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By the way, thanks for the archive links.

 

 

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On 12/9/2021 at 5:19 PM, dudeman17 said:

Carl built this ladder against the side of his garage, in his back yard. It was wide enough for two people and extended a bit above the roof. He liked to go up there and look out across the rooftops, get a bit of, well, elevation if not quite altitude.

Interesting.

I wonder if Jean left it up...

She still owns the property, & no hurricanes, so, it might be. 

On 12/9/2021 at 5:19 PM, dudeman17 said:

By the way, thanks for the archive links.

Welcome!

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I'll re-watch and let you know.

but 

knowing Jean and Carl, I suspect she was referring to "man's potentially indomitable spirit which allows us the press on despite adversity to do that which we love."

 

Carl used to say something like this, "happy are those that dream and are willing to pay the price to see them come true."

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I agree with what kleggo has said.

It's been a while since I've seen it as well, I'd have to watch it again, but even then it might be hard to answer your question fully within the confines of a forum.  A couple things, though...

I always thought of and often described Carl as having a child-like innocence and optimism. I remember people in the movie (himself included) saying similar. I always liked that about him, I strived for that myself through much of my youth. These days I'm cynical as fuck. Can't quite remember exactly where in that transition I was at 43.

I was also somewhat skeptical of the way Bill Wendt came off. As I recall, in the movie he was saying that he somewhat admired Carl and the jumping that was going on. I remember those days, I myself went through their 'legal' process in '82, and I don't remember 'admiration' being any part of their attitude. When jumping was first getting started, the Park Service (understandably) was like 'whoah, wait a second...', and jumpers were (also understandably) like 'wait a second hell, C-YA!' and the Park Service's reaction was basically, 'you wanna butt heads with us?, we're the federal government, have at it!' And as chief ranger, Bill Wendt set the tone for that.  That 1980 'legal season' was a lie, they designed it to fail and never intended to let it continue. They violated many people's civil and legal rights. They let Jimmy Tyler die. Admiration my ass.

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I remember when the movie came out in the theaters, a few of us were going to go see it together. But we couldn't quite coordinate our schedules, and I ended up going to a matinee by myself. I was the only one in the theater. After it ended, it took me a while get up and leave. As I was walking out, some pimply-faced kid who worked there asked, "That good was it?"

It was to me.

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Thanks for the story Matt.

I agree with your assessment of ranger wendt. His on-camera time certainly did not sync with his "professional actions".

I bought 8 tickets to SS when it played in San Diego.

Even though Jean was there and gave a short Q&A after the movie I only saw 10 others there, four of whom were my guests. Well actually 6 since I gave away 2 tickets at the last minute to a couple in-line since two of my friends bailed on coming.

 

Be well.

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