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#1

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The horse that Mongo punched in Blazing Saddles was actually a horse that was specially trained to fall on command. No horses were harmed in the filming of that scene.
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#2

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(05-22-2020, 10:01 PM)Dānu Wrote: The horse that Mango punched in Blazing Saddles was actually a horse that was specially trained to fall on command.  No horses were harmed in the filming of that scene.


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#3

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#4

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"Mongo", not "Mango". But thanks for the word picture.
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(05-22-2020, 10:18 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: "Mongo", not "Mango". But thanks for the word picture.

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#7

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One of my guys on the Peleliu was nicknamed "Mongo". He was two inches over the max height allowed for enlistment in the Navy. But nobody wanted to tell him "no".
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#8

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The movie horses back in the 1930's were treated like shit.  In battle scenes, especially the cowboy and Indian movies, the poor horses would gallop full speed and a wire was placed in front of the horse to trip the horse, frequently leaving the horse mamed.  They'd have to shoot the poor horse to put them out of their misery.  

Michael Curtiz, who directed The Charge of the Light Brigade with Errol Flynn in 1936, was known to be particularly cruel to horses....and actors too but that's another story.  Flynn, who was a pretty mocho guy and had seen a lot of murder and mayhem in his life, was horrified by Curtiz's treatment of the horses with the trip wires and got tired of the daily killing of horses.  Flynn finally went to the humane society and made a huge stink and told Curtiz to fuck off.  After that horses were trained to trip with the boot of a stunt rider.  Some horses are better at it than others and some horses actually like to do the stunt.   I love old Hollywood movies, even the schlocky ones, but I can't watch Charge of the Light Brigade after reading about the horses.  Flynn wasn't a very good actor but I give him credit for that.

Edit to add:   From the Wikipedia page on the movie. 

Quote:The film comes to a climax at the Battle of Balaclava, subject of Lord Tennyson's poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. The lancers charge into the valley and brave the Russian cannons, and many are killed. Text from Tennyson's poem is superimposed on the screen, coupled with Max Steiner's musical score. Director Michael Curtiz, who did not have an excellent command of English, shouted "Bring on the empty horses", meaning "riderless horses". David Niven used this as the title of his book about the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The battlefield set was lined with tripwires to trip the cavalry horses. For the filming of the climactic charge, 125 horses were tripped; of those, 25 were killed or had to be put down afterward. Errol Flynn, an accomplished horseman, was outraged by the animal cruelty and by director Michael Curtiz's seeming indifference and attacked Curtiz. They were pulled apart before any serious damage was done. The charge sequence forced the U.S. Congress to ensure the safety of animals in motion pictures; the ASPCA followed suit and banned tripwires from films. Unlike Flynn's other blockbuster films, because of the number of horses killed, it was never re-released by Warner Bros. and would not be seen again until 1956, when the company sold the rights to it and other pre-1950 films to Associated Artists Productions and it subsequently premiered on television.
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#9

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"macho".
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#10

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Mango, Mongo, macho, mocho.
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#11

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I'm sensing a pattern.
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#12

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(05-22-2020, 10:51 PM)Dānu Wrote: Mango, Mongo, macho, mocho.

Maybe you need to release some pent up tension and go open some locks.   Tongue
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#13

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(05-23-2020, 12:23 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 10:51 PM)Dānu Wrote: Mango, Mongo, macho, mocho.

Maybe you need to release some pent up tension and go open some locks.   Tongue

Or a Gordian Knot.
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#14

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Or Danu could start with these.  

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#15

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(05-23-2020, 12:23 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 10:51 PM)Dānu Wrote: Mango, Mongo, macho, mocho.

Maybe you need to release some pent up tension and go open some locks.   Tongue

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Sorry, couldn't help it.
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#16

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(05-23-2020, 01:14 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-23-2020, 12:23 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 10:51 PM)Dānu Wrote: Mango, Mongo, macho, mocho.

Maybe you need to release some pent up tension and go open some locks.   Tongue

licks*

Sorry, couldn't help it.

Stroking the guitar, are we?  Tongue
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#17

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(05-23-2020, 12:52 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote: Or Danu could start with these...  
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Haha... LPL would orgasm at this sight.      Big Grin
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(05-23-2020, 04:41 AM)SYZ Wrote:
(05-23-2020, 12:52 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote: Or Danu could start with these...  
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Haha... LPL would orgasm at this sight.      Big Grin

Plenty of lube
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