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Old 10-09-20, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Fattic View Post
I might be the only American cyclist to notice that Claudia is holding 2 sticks that I assume are tools to play a game I've come across in 2 areas of the world. The long stick is the equivalent of a bat and the short double tapered stick is like a ball that can be hit with the "bat". My mother grew up in a Danish farming community in Iowa more than 100 years ago. They played a game with a long and short stick she called "stick". When I was going to an international high school in northern India in the 60's, we played a similar game that in the Urdu language was called "gilli danda". It is described in Wikipedia. When the pointed short stick is hit while on the ground, it pops up and then can be hit again for distance. If the little stick can be bounced on the bat before being hit out, the batter gets more points. The further it is hit the more points can be earned. I'm going to assume some version of this game was played in Italy. Has anyone else ever come across some version of this game somewhere?
My father immigrated from Scotland where they played a version by the name of Tip Cat. It's definitely played in Italy, where it's called Lippa and other regional names.
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Old 10-09-20, 09:04 AM
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a bicycle related photo of Claudia Cardinale, who co-starred
I've only seen her in The Red Tent.

Uh, can you explain her choice in bike saddles?
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Old 10-09-20, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
What’s going on with those handlebars? Looks like one side is chopped.
Camera angle; look at the cocked front wheel. The bar is a Euro clubman-style bicycle handlebar.


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Originally Posted by merziac View Post

^^^^^ Pic assist
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I grew up in South Pasadena during Van Halen's heyday. Many friends were fans and a couple were groupies- one told a story about scoring backstage passes for VH and getting propositioned by Diamond Dave. (She turned him down.)
Other friends recall seeing them at the local McDonalds before they hit it big. Fun times.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
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I grew up in South Pasadena during Van Halen's heyday. Many friends were fans and a couple were groupies- one told a story about scoring backstage passes for VH and getting propositioned by Diamond Dave. (She turned him down.)
Other friends recall seeing them at the local McDonalds before they hit it big. Fun times.
Always been a fan, saw them open for Foreigner during the first album, great show, good times.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Camera angle; look at the cocked front wheel. The bar is a Euro clubman-style bicycle handlebar.

They are also called condorino handlebars, seen mostly on Italian "Sport" bikes.
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Originally Posted by Doug Fattic View Post
I might be the only American cyclist to notice that Claudia is holding 2 sticks that I assume are tools to play a game I've come across in 2 areas of the world. The long stick is the equivalent of a bat and the short double tapered stick is like a ball that can be hit with the "bat". My mother grew up in a Danish farming community in Iowa more than 100 years ago. They played a game with a long and short stick she called "stick". When I was going to an international high school in northern India in the 60's, we played a similar game that in the Urdu language was called "gilli danda". It is described in Wikipedia. When the pointed short stick is hit while on the ground, it pops up and then can be hit again for distance. If the little stick can be bounced on the bat before being hit out, the batter gets more points. The further it is hit the more points can be earned. I'm going to assume some version of this game was played in Italy. Has anyone else ever come across some version of this game somewhere?
In the OLD Laurel and Hardy movie: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" Stan seems to playing that sort of game and calls it "Pee-wee".
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That's some granny ankles right there.
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no idea who this is. enlighten me.
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no idea who this is. enlighten me.
Even with that square Jaw I had a hard time but my guess is He'll be back!
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no idea who this is. enlighten me.
It's THE TERMINATOR
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