I'm watching the classic surfing movie, The Endless Summer on my plasma. It looks absoutely incredible. Old film on standard Cable and it looks amazing. Hopefully I can find the movie on dvd. I love my plasma!
Bill - That's exactly what I said when I first started watching the movie. Everything looked a little washed out to me, but in no time the sheer beauty of the surf other scenes just overtook me. Somehow despite its almost 40 year old age, it looked beautiful to me. I am definitely getting the dvd.
Rogo - Your posts always give me a chuckle. It's funny though, watching this movie made me want to go out and buy a whole bunch of dvd's. I read on another post, how Plasma changed someone's viewing habits from mostly tv to mostly dvd. I can certainly see why.
I was so into surfing as a kid that I saw ES I in the theaters about 5 times. Loved ES II a few years ago as well. I watched a DVD my daughter had called "Blue Crush" just last weekend. Not much on plot but they had some great waves and the girls in bikinis were cute!
marchristensen: Glad I could bring a smile now and again. I try to for a generally "lightening up" of the place to offset those moments where I have to go on the offensive to bury someone's wrong "information."
Bill G: Definitely both. It would be interesting to do some comparitive critical viewing on such a setup sometime.
Gary: Blue Crush was delightful fluff. IMO, a perfect plasma movie.
I forgot about that one. Loved it too. It's on my shopping list for tomorrow!
All this "retro" talk is getting me all misty-eyed! I remember my first board. I was 14 and it was an 8-1/2 foot board made by Tom Morey. He was a friend of my dad's and has made and lost several fortunes. One of his first inventions was the fiberglass pool cue. He lost all the money from that and then went to work for dad for awhile before getting into surfboards. He introduced the first removeable fiberglass "skag" and the board I had was one of his prototypes. He then hit it big again with the Morey Boogie Board. Last time I saw him he was living on chicken ranch in hawaii and had about 12 kids! He is definitely the flakiest guy I've ever met but once in awhile, all the snapses fired at the same time.
Ah, the smell of polyester resin! There's something about watching a shaper do your board. The anticipation - well, kinda like waiting for your plasma to be delivered. I had some pretty cool airbrushes done. Unfortunately, in the windsurfing world, the day of the custom shaper is just about over. Almost everything is molded/manufactured now. No more cool graphics.
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