Living Legends in Actions

Seeing these old men doing action like how they did during their golden ages, when they were young and spiritful, really touches me. Their times have long passed, but their spirits are (were) still there.๐Ÿ™‚

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Chuck Berry is…aw crap, no need to introduce him. Who doesn’t know a great rock n roll guitarist like him? Like dat oso you don’t know… Nobody raises hand. OK, anyway this is from 2008 live concert in Brazil. I am sure that at that time nobody could expect some skillful performance from him. He played with some flaws, but as you can see he was still able to play the solo, and even did the infamous duck walk in his 81st year of life, for God’s sake!๐Ÿ˜€ If he came to my town, I would certainly spare some time to attend his concert. Seeing a living legend perform is priceless. Currently he still plays in here once a month. Oh, if I were a student of WUSTL

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Uh oh…after Chuck Berry, I need to mention BB King, his blues counterpart. As his health deteriorates, he has less concerts nowadays, but when he plays, he can still play guitar really well. Even better than Chuck Berry!๐Ÿ˜€ In this video, you can see that even in 2006 when he was 81 he still got the soul.

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Lou Thesz was a professional wrestler who invented Powerbomb and Lou Thesz Press moves. Born in 1916, he retired for this business in 1979, but had his final match in 1990 when he was 74. Yes, of course this kind of match is an arranged one, but it still requires some stamina, and I was surprised when I watched it. As you can see in the below video, he succesfully performed a back drop. He also tried to do a Powerbomb (or Piledriver?), a move usually associated to big wrestlers since it requires lifting your opponent, but – as expected – he failed at it. Nice try, lad, I am very touched๐Ÿ˜€ . He died in 2002, BTW.

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Gyula Grosics was the goalkeeper of Hungarian football team, playing in the same squad as Ferenc Puskas. Retired in 1962, he was given chance to play for Ferencvรกrosi inย 2008 for a short time, being subsequently substituted by another goalkeeper after a few minutes. His shirt number, 1, was then retired.

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Lastly, Johannes Heesters. A performer, actor and singer, he still performs in the age of 105. He speaks really clearly and loudly!๐Ÿ˜€ And BTW, he smokes.๐Ÿ˜› And BTW, he was a friend of Hitler.๐Ÿ˜›

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Now back to me. How old am I? What have I done? Little.๐Ÿ˜€

BTW, sources, Wikipedia.

10 Responses to “Living Legends in Actions”


  1. 1 Arm 16/06/2009 at 4:46 AM

    it’s such a parallel world for me๐Ÿ˜†
    I need to enter wormhole to understand the world you live at๐Ÿ˜›

    just know a wee ’bout those goalie๐Ÿ˜‰
    does it mean that Hongarian national team’s goalkeeper won’t wear jersey number 1?๐Ÿ˜•

  2. 2 Generasi Patah Hati 16/06/2009 at 7:46 AM

    Jadi mas Mario bercita-cita jadi legend kayak beliau2 itu?:mrgreen:

  3. 3 lambrtz 16/06/2009 at 12:50 PM

    @Arm
    No, the retired number is Ferencvarosi’s.

    @Generasi Patah Hati
    Masa ngikuti jejak Lou Thesz, ga mau ah.๐Ÿ˜
    Kalo saya panutannya ya Lotfi Zadeh:mrgreen:

  4. 4 Ando-kun 16/06/2009 at 10:52 PM

    watching Chuck playing Johnny B. Good, remembering me with Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future.
    about BB King, He is still the king! even Erick Clapton admit that, at least until the king passed away.๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Now back to me. How old am I? What have I done?

    Don’t worry bro. You will become a better man. There are millions of youngster even older than you doing nothing but killing their time with hangin’ around make some dull and silly comments in blogger’s post.
    problably…..including me:mrgreen:

  5. 5 Bima 17/06/2009 at 3:24 AM

    uhhuuuuyyy.. ada yg ngeblog sebelum pulang :-“

  6. 6 lambrtz 17/06/2009 at 9:37 AM

    @Ando-kun
    You like blues one, is it? I prefer Chuck Berry lah.๐Ÿ™‚

    Donโ€™t worry bro. […] including me:mrgreen:

    Amen bro. Stop procrastinating bro, can ar?๐Ÿ˜€

    @Bima
    Hora wewet. Sampluk perot.

  7. 7 Generasi Patah Hati 18/06/2009 at 1:19 PM

    -OOT-
    Mas, di web te ugm kan ada CIsco networking Academy, itu semacam ekstra apa?
    cara ikutnya gimana? maba boleh ikutan gak?
    thanx

  8. 8 Bima 21/06/2009 at 8:20 PM

    Mas Mario kok tidak aktif ngeblog selama di kampung halaman sih?
    lagi kekenyagan sego kucing yahh ;;)

  9. 9 lambrtz 03/07/2009 at 12:58 PM

    @Generasi Patah Hati
    Wah saya ndak ngerti itu, iya kali๐Ÿ˜•

    @Bima
    Sssst…๐Ÿ˜Ž

  10. 10 lambrtz 17/07/2009 at 1:48 PM

    WHY IS THIS PAGE ATTACKED BY A LOT OF SPAMS!?!?!?!?!? FUCK YOU!!!!


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