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    Sorry, man, John Wayne time. You're on your own, boss.
    Becomes more true everyday...
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    I loved this movie and still watch it from time to time. Like mentioned before, it is a movie, just a movie, ENTERTAINMENT!! There are a few things that are real like the personalities (we can all equate a guy at the station that matches every single firefighter in the movie), the teasing back and forth, the divorces, the back stabbing, and the budget cutting.

    When this came out...(1991) was a fresh firefighter with only a year on. My girlfriend at the time and I saw it in the theater and it was awesome. I even denied making out with her because I didn't want to miss anything!! I know, dumb thing to do now that I look back on it.

    Later that evening...we got a structure fire call and all I could think of was how was I going to get the fire to look at me! I think I even heard the music playing in the background as I was running the knob!
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    its on right now!
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    What channel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF-Andy View Post
    I've strongly suggested to the wife that she make like Jennifer Jason Leigh and get in the hose bed of our rig but she's still non-compliant.
    Why the heck would anyone want to do it on a filthy hose bed cover with a Storz fitting in your back???

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Nah, you are just another one of the azz munches on here that accuses me all the time of being an argumentative jerk. Yet when I post a topic like this, meant to be fun, you have to come into it and be a king sized ****** hat.

    Golly, if I could only be as cool as you...

    Movies are movies, nothing more. If it doesn't say documentary in front of the title it is nothing more than a story with literary license to change some facts and bend reality.

    Oh, thanks for taking a topic that people were having fun with and turning it into another schitt hole. Nice work.
    Good Lord. You act like kid that just got his Tonka fire truck taken away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Good Lord. You act like kid that just got his Tonka fire truck taken away.
    This topic has been inactive since 05/10/2013. Until conrad427 posted today about Backdraft being on right now. Then me asking what channel.

    I am not sure what you are acting like, other than a pot stirring troll bringing up a post I made 21 days ago. You were a jerk, I called you on it. You see the problem with your crybaby BS is this was a light hearted topic, started in fun, and you had to come in here all Roger Ebert film critic and schitt in the sink.

    Get over your self and let it go...
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    sorry fyred. It was on cinamax. I started watching and never checked back to see if anybody wanted to know. While not completely factual as you said, I watched it with my father in law, who is from New Zealand, I had a good time explaining some things to him. You can have a bar in your station in New Zealand. While I don't condone the practice, I had a lot of fun taking advantage of it while visiting last year, and it would make movie night a lot more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad427 View Post
    sorry fyred. It was on cinamax. I started watching and never checked back to see if anybody wanted to know. While not completely factual as you said, I watched it with my father in law, who is from New Zealand, I had a good time explaining some things to him. You can have a bar in your station in New Zealand. While I don't condone the practice, I had a lot of fun taking advantage of it while visiting last year, and it would make movie night a lot more fun.
    Actually, I still know of a couple of volly FDs that have a bar in their station, or a beer cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Good Lord. You act like kid that just got his Tonka fire truck taken away.
    Who is John, and why are you his "B"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    This topic has been inactive since 05/10/2013. Until conrad427 posted today about Backdraft being on right now. Then me asking what channel.

    I am not sure what you are acting like, other than a pot stirring troll bringing up a post I made 21 days ago. You were a jerk, I called you on it. You see the problem with your crybaby BS is this was a light hearted topic, started in fun, and you had to come in here all Roger Ebert film critic and schitt in the sink.

    Get over your self and let it go...
    You might want to get just a little bit thicker skin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThNozzleman View Post
    Who is John, and why are you his "B"?

    I R He.

    Actually, my original handle got wiped out from some kind of glitch on this site and this was the closest to the original I could get.

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    It was a movie. Nothing more. Personally, I did not care much for it, but to each his own. The best part, IMHO, was the first response, seeing that old micor in the back, that was kewl. It had a few good parts.

    I would not pay to see it, but for free I would watch it.

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    Well, I screwed up this post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF-Andy View Post
    I've strongly suggested to the wife that she make like Jennifer Jason Leigh and get in the hose bed of our rig but she's still non-compliant.

    huh. Funny, she was willing when I sugg... never mind.... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    You might want to get just a little bit thicker skin...
    I have a very thick skin and believe me you haven't gotten to me at all. I just called you out on being a jerk in your response to me and now you have turned it into posting more Bull Schitt in some hopeless effort to look cool.

    Thanks for taking a fun topic and attempting to turn it into another ****ing match!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    huh. Funny, she was willing when I sugg... never mind.... LOL
    so am I the only one that "scored" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    so am I the only one that "scored" ?
    Seems so...damn it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I have a very thick skin and believe me you haven't gotten to me at all. I just called you out on being a jerk in your response to me and now you have turned it into posting more Bull Schitt in some hopeless effort to look cool.

    Thanks for taking a fun topic and attempting to turn it into another ****ing match!!
    I just said the movie sucked, (which it does) I couldn't care less about "looking cool". BTW, how is that possible in an internet forum?

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    How is it possible to look cool on the internet? Have you not seen any of my posts yet? Easily the coolest cat in three counties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad427 View Post
    How is it possible to look cool on the internet? Have you not seen any of my posts yet? Easily the coolest cat in three counties.
    Damn straight Brother...cool as a cucumber!!
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    What's a hose bed cover?
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    No idea. We keep our hose rolled in coils in a 3'x1'x1' locker. Getting jiggy on our hose would involve some circus-quality contortions.

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    Hell in Detroit a hosebed cover would just get in your way wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitfire1552 View Post
    What's a hose bed cover?
    Out here on strike teams, it's actually a more comfortable place to sleep than on the hose.
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