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i must say i had to google frank cotroni. so black swan, you met him?

re: bob dylan, i believe i'll pass for now...;)
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
James, years ago, on a plane to Vancouver.
I had no idea who he was.
He gave me his card and said "Call me if you need anything".
Once at home, I looked at the card and wondered where I had heard that name.
I kept it for a year or so and threw it away.
I suppose I didn't need anything that bad...

You pass on Dylan? he he he
 

Black Swan

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sorry Ponder, it is gone.
How about Jerry Garcia?:D
We're square, if you buy the beer.

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it is funny that he sells shoeshine brushes, etc. Seems like he is convinced that a used piece of toilet paper will bring in money. Well, of course, he is right.

It seems that he really will do anything for a buck.

"Art" is only another way to turn a buck off of his slight fame. Kinda sad, really.

Bill
 

Black Swan

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The point is that they could all be Abbie Hoffman.

To avoid confusion and lawsuits, Mr. Zimmerman and Garcia were my own :D

It seems that it works better than my stuff.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Cool! I'll watch the docu. Thanks, Ponder!
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Thanks, Ponder! It'll be interesting to see what happens next. A gang war, maybe.
 
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Black Swan

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12/28/2009 The report describes a gangland-style killing near the corner of Upper Lachine Road and Wilson Avenue, one of the grittier parts of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (10 minutes from where Black Swan lives...)

I better stay clear of espresso machines.:rolleyes:

I better stay clear of capuccino machines! :cool:
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Witness To The Mob

NBC Mini Series produced by Robert De Niro about Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.

 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Thanks, Ponder! I've seen it on TV and it's telling Gravano's story from his point of view, so it's kinda self serving and justifying his actions to a large degree. It's still an okay mob mini series though.
I did'nt know it was produced by De Niro. I guess that means he financed it.
 
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That Gravano movie was a piece of shit, frankly. Very self serving as Bukfan mentioned. I did enjoy the lead character's performance. Nicholas Turturro. Here's a link to a Gotti bio-pic starring Armand Assante which isn't completely awful. Assante played a good role. Again, a little self serving and completely inaccurate, but still a good way to kill an hour and a half.

 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I've seen the Armand Assante Gotti movie. It's very self serving, portraying Gotti as the last true mafioso, when in fact he wasn't anything like that. He was an ordinary mobster who shot his way to the top. He certainly wasn't adhering to the traditional mafia ideals, not the way he went public instead of keeping the traditional low profile.
That said, the movie wasn't too bad.
 
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Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Stumbled across this thread when I was searching for comments about 'The Wire'. Anyway, I'd recommend the film Gomorra to anyone with an interest in Mafia-type stuff. Just don't watch it if you're planning on going to Naples any time soon.
Just watched Gomorra.
Very strong movie.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I have'nt seen it yet but hopefully it'll hit the TV screens soon.
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Thanks, Ponder! - There's also a four part docu about Scarfo's nephew and underboss, Phil Leonetti, who later got into the witness protection program. Nice way to get away multiple murders. Here's part one:

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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Thanks, Black Swan! Now we know where there's wholesale food company for sale. :D
It seems like there's a power vacuum since Rizutto got jailed.
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
No problem! Then we'll sell flambéed meat...
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Very nice! I've seen some of his paintings on Ebay. The one I liked the best, was the one where they bury Billy Bats after having killed him. That painting is right out of the "Goodfellas" movie.
I've got his book, "Wiseguy", although it's credited to Nicholas Pileggi who did the interviews with Henry Hill and his wife. It's an interesting book, if you like books about the mob, and especially if you've seen "Goodfellas", of course.
 
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