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Posted: 9/14/2010 12:24:00 PM EDT
I've been on this board for a while now and I honestly think I've seen Charleton Heston mentioned twice in about 4 years.

I always took Soylent Green as a dead serious movie as to what happens when American government oversteps it's bounds. You don't end up with opression, just least common denominator equality with opression as a side effect.

And let's not forget he marched with blacks and was part of the civil rights movement long before it was fashionable.

And he was an outspoken gun rights advocate (in case you didn't know).

So step up to the plate you damned dirty arfcommers. Don't be thwarted by the NRA-haters.








"From my cold dead hand" > "Wolverines!" - admit it, the first one is funner to do!


My cooking group is having a Soylent Green themed night which is what made me post this.

Yes! We are featuring the ultimate, "you are what you eat," movie! Join us to watch this 1973 classic with the very fine (over)acting skills of Charlton Heston and eat some food inspired by the movie. For those of you who know the movie - might be asking... uh how? My answer to you - be creative! What are the foods of the future? What foods are most entrenched in the continuing prosperity of our culture? What foods would be most valued should our resources be diminished to the extent that we can't grow fresh food? And - last but not least - as everything tastes like chicken - perhaps soylent green does too!

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:25:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:26:11 PM EDT by The_4th_Horseman]
Very good SHTF movie



Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:25:36 PM EDT

I'm still looking for one of those "My President is Charelton Heston" bumper stickers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:27:03 PM EDT
Really?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:31:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:32:36 PM EDT by PlaneJane]
Confession time: as actors, I never liked Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster. As men, I have no opinion.

Jane
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:33:16 PM EDT
Acting wise, he was a one trick pony ah-la William Shatner...

He was good for the NRA though!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:35:03 PM EDT
Shit... I love me some Chuck Heston!

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:36:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:37:52 PM EDT

I think Heston was one of those admirable people with a less than admirable career, where an actor like William Holden had a stellar career with a less-than-stellar personal life. Too bad, because I like Holden's work, and have been told I look like him. I personnally will always favor the person who didn't let his star power corrupt him.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:38:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By runcible:
Shit... I love me some Chuck Heston!

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!


Planet of the Apes FTMFW

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:38:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By runcible:
Shit... I love me some Chuck Heston!

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!


Loved that movie.

You don't question Moses.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:40:42 PM EDT
Yeah! Watched Omega Man last Saturday and hung out with "The Scout" statue at the Whittington Center last month.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:43:55 PM EDT
I would have rather had him as President than a Bush.

And let's not forget he marched with blacks and was part of the civil rights movement long before it was fashionable.


Little did they know it would turn out to be the vice rights/ affirmative action movement.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:44:25 PM EDT
What makes you think people here don't like Charlton Heston?

He did die a couple of years ago. That could be why he hasn't been mentioned much.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:45:13 PM EDT
I have a lot of respect for him and I think most everyone else here does too. As mentioned above, he was good for the NRA. It's a shame he couldn't have been here longer.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:46:27 PM EDT
Wrong generation. Chuck was my generation and not the current generation's hero. Today's probably Tom Cruise
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:47:37 PM EDT
Was a damn fine actor.

Was a damn fine spokesperson for our cause.

Nothing but respect for him.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:47:56 PM EDT
I liked his stances on things. I miss him.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:56:41 PM EDT
Don't forget midway,"You better straighten up tiger or some hot shot jap pilot will put a bullet up your ass"
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:58:32 PM EDT
Hell there are 4 or 5 folks with him in their avatar.

"Get your stinking paws off me you damned dirty ape" has been quoted myriad times.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:00:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By emerson-bigguns:
Don't forget midway,"You better straighten up tiger or some hot shot jap pilot will put a bullet up your ass"

MIDWAY FTW!!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:00:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Wrong generation. Chuck was my generation and not the current generation's hero. Today's probably Tom Cruise



This Tom cruise come to my mind whenever he's mentioned.


Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:01:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 1:05:36 PM EDT by omega62]
Plenty of love for Chuck around here.

A few will flame him and tell you he "supported the GCA of '68."

I don't know if that is true or not, but times were a LOT different then, and the bottom line is, he was a true champion of the Second Amendment even if he might have made a mistake or two. (Show me someone who gets through life without making any mistakes and I'll buy you a drink).

RIP Mr. Heston.

ETA: His autograph, from my collection...

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:02:16 PM EDT
The GREAT MAN and I share a birthday.... alas so does Susan Sarandon...
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:03:12 PM EDT
I never saw Soylent Greene.

Was he any relation to Shecky?

The Mountain Men was one of those movies I thought should have had a sequel.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:19:01 PM EDT
He'll fix what ails you if you've got ROP problems.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:39:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By omega62:
Plenty of love for Chuck around here.

A few will flame him and tell you he "supported the GCA of '68."

I don't know if that is true or not, but times were a LOT different then, and the bottom line is, he was a true champion of the Second Amendment even if he might have made a mistake or two. (Show me someone who gets through life without making any mistakes and I'll buy you a drink).

RIP Mr. Heston.

ETA: His autograph, from my collection...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc90/omega62/TOM.jpg
No autograph from Anthony Zerb?

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:44:13 PM EDT
There's plenty of love for Charlton Heston at arfcom, but he's gone and we're still here. So we move forward and keep our friends in our hearts.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:51:30 PM EDT
Charles Heston was a 1990's icon of the gun rights movement which pre-dates 90% of this site's involvement with firearms.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:00:05 PM EDT
Heston spoke on the radio in favor of the 68 gun control act and thought Ak-47's and assault weapons should be banned . No love for a Fudd. he was Zimbo before his time. Notice you never see him with a semi always a Fudd gun.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:05:40 PM EDT
love heston. I met him a few years back here in Provo and got him to sign an American Rifleman Presidents column for me.

He was a super classy guy. Stood up, despite being in pain and being interrupted by me, looked me in the eye and introduced himself.

one of my favorite famous people cause he had the balls to stand up for what he believed in.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:06:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:14:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedfella:
Hell there are 4 or 5 folks with him in their avatar.
.


You rang?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:54:06 PM EDT
.......Ben Hur........I thought he was very cool, I got no problems with him.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:59:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Heston spoke on the radio in favor of the 68 gun control act and thought Ak-47's and assault weapons should be banned . No love for a Fudd. he was Zimbo before his time. Notice you never see him with a semi always a Fudd gun.

Alzheimer's.



Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:59:34 PM EDT
Charlton Heston FTW

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:00:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Charles Heston was a 1990's icon of the gun rights movement which pre-dates 90% of this site's involvement with firearms.


Yep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ju4Gla2odw
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:01:55 PM EDT
Before Heston died, Chuck Norris would call him every day to make sure they were still friends.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:02:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
Confession time: as actors, I never liked Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster. As men, I have no opinion.

Jane

Heston and Lancaster didn't like each other either... opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:04:20 PM EDT
Touch of Evil

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:04:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

I'm still looking for one of those "My President is Charelton Heston" bumper stickers.


Had one on my truck during the clinton years.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:14:42 PM EDT
A few quotes:

NRA CONVENTION
June 6, 1998

"...Mr. Clinton, sir, America didn't trust you with our health-care system. America didn't trust you with gays in the military. America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don't trust you with our guns.."

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
SPEECH TO NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
September 14, 1997

...I simply cannot stand by and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come under attack from those who either can't understand it, don't like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails. That's why the Second Amendment is America's first freedom...

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:18:07 PM EDT
Because he's dead, and ARFCOM fears zombies.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:24:51 PM EDT
I think you, sir, have not been paying attention. Much love for Mr Heston - My President.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:28:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Wrong generation. Chuck was my generation and not the current generation's hero. Today's probably Tom Cruise



Sad.



Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:29:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
Confession time: as actors, I never liked Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster. As men, I have no opinion.

Jane


Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:35:34 PM EDT
Anyone have a Hi-Res of Heston holding up the rifle during "From my cold dead hands"?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:43:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 6:45:19 PM EDT by GarandM1]

Originally Posted By TwoDogKnight:
Originally Posted By runcible:
Shit... I love me some Chuck Heston!

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!


Loved that movie.

You don't question Moses.
http://globalfire.tv/nj/graphs/moses.jpg

Two Words: You Tube.

If you're going to post references to two of the best movie lines of all time, you need to provide video for the young'uns.

Two very different movies, BTW. But both showed Heston's range of acting.





Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:51:53 PM EDT


Heston's play room....so I've been told.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:52:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:54:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Acting wise, he was a one trick pony ah-la William Shatner...

He was good for the NRA though!


Sort of. He was a trojan horse of sorts, but he did make the NRA a lot more palatable to people who didn't know it well because he was a man of excellent character.
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