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Watched a great documentary on Netflix

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  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    pulling john

    it's about john brzenk

    the baddest sob arm wrestler ever.

    probably the best thing i've watched on netflix thus far.

    netflix has been a major disappointment for me.

    but this guy here is amazing.
  2. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    How??? There's so much freakin content on there.

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check er out.
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    you'll like it...trust me.
  4. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Hit that "Breaking Bad" button. Sit back, and enjoy. Plus they have a ton of good documentaries.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I saw that a few months back and I did think it was great. The training the guy from Russia does is just out of this world.

    Last night I watched "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden." I really enjoyed it. Especially the call "Geronimo is KIA."

    Thought the gal who played Vivian was hot too.
  6. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    you ain't kidding!!

    when he held himself up horizontal.


    wow..
  7. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Yep, blew my mind. At that point I knew he would win, but I can't help but wonder, his prime vs. Brzenk's prime? I just don't know. His sheer size over him makes what Brzenk does even more impressive.

    IMO anyway.
  8. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Seen it! Great documentary...how arm wrestling can be so interesting I dont know :lmao: I recommend it as well.
  9. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I remember watching ABC's Wide World of Sports back in the 70's when they carried that arm wrestling championship deal from Vegas live.

    They showed like the semifinal or maybe it was the final match, and this dude's arm snapped clean in half, complete with sound!

    It was possibly the most jarring thing I've seen on live TV save for the Theisman leg break.

    I get squeamish every time watch anyone arm wrestling to this day.
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They did a good job on that. Saw it a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I agree, Kathleen Robertson is very attractive.
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Is it what the movie Over The Top was based on? :laugh2:
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I did not know her name yet as I haven't looked it up. But in that movie she was stunning except for the smoking scene where they get told the mission is a go.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I was supposed to be involved with that movie in a very weird way. I worked for a company that makes automatic snow chains and they were going to have a scene where on his way to a match or to see his son he used them. I helped install them on the truck. But the scene never made it to film or was edited out. Hey, they paid for them and I got a commission on it.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Watched this on your recomendation... VERY entertaining...

    Believe it or not, that loss inspired Brzenk and he is the #1 ranked arm wrestler again... at age 48... Bagent is #2... Voyevoda retired in 2006 to focus on full time bobsledding...
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    If I am not mistaken, and I admit I might be, the match Voyevoda won against Brzenk was in 2004. I think Brzenk has only lost like twice in his 30 year career and for 25 straight years he was unbeaten.

    There is no one better and when he lost to Voyevoda he was outweighed by about 65 pounds. I have no idea who the other guy to beat him is or if he is bigger.
  16. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Absolutely.

    Another good documentary that's been available on Netflix for a couple of years is "Touching the Void". If any of you haven't seen it, you NEED to see it.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Watched Pulling John. I think I prefer the movie Over The Top. :laugh2:
  18. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I saw that documentary a few months ago and enjoyed it. That's one of the things I really like about Netflix. I watch documentaries and independent films I would never watch otherwise. I've found some real hidden gems. I've watched documentaries on the Scrabble championship, Monopoly championship, crossword championship, and even the Spelling Bee championship. When you're on the road stuck in a hotel it's better than most of the shows on regular TV and you don't have to worry about commercials every 5 minutes.

    I think the best "quirky" documentary I'v seen is The King of Kong. I thought it was a parody or a satire at first, but I soon discovered it was real. I actually started pulling for the guy to break the Donkey Kong record.
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    For real.

    Lincoln Hawk would tear anyone's arm off and beat them to death with it.
  20. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Shows and foreign movies is what I love about Netlix.

    Also, Into the Abyss was a good documentary.

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