(Topic ID: 218677)

Lou Ferrigno Update


By fireball2

2 years ago



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“How was Lou Ferrigno during his encounter with FB2?”

  • An arrogant D, double E, K, Deek. 20 votes
    6%
  • Sweet as Pie. I told you we'd be BFFs. 46 votes
    13%
  • Not a jerk, but completely businesslike and serious. 50 votes
    14%
  • Wasn't even there; some assistant guy helped me. 111 votes
    31%
  • Ignored me the whole time until I had to show him how to turn it on. 66 votes
    18%
  • Ate a tasty-looking sandwich right in front of me without offering me the other half, even though I said I was hungry. 22 votes
    6%
  • All of the above. 23 votes
    6%
  • None of the above. Supply alternate answer in comments. 4 votes
    1%
  • Offered to sell me a Baywatch in imamaculate condition. 19 votes
    5%

(361 votes)

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#151 2 years ago

Great story!! Nice to hear that Lou can be social.

#152 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

I spend my whole day talking loud and repeating myself.

Say what?

#154 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

I teach 7th grade.

Sorry, I didn't catch that, please speak up.

#155 2 years ago

Gotta say...I like the Chinese massage parlor happy endings much better. I KNOW I wasn't the only one kinda hoping Lou was gonna tear you limb from limb, literally, and toss ya piece by piece down his driveway alongside his flooded and waterlogged Hulk machine.
Maybe next time!

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#156 2 years ago

If you deal with 7th graders all day, I'm bettin the Hulk was a walk in the park.
You sir, have balls of steel. Not many can do that job...so thank you Mark. I bet yer kids love you. Not all heroes wear capes!

#157 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

If you deal with 7th graders all day, I'm bettin the Hulk was a walk in the park.

Yup. And thank you for your very kind words.

#158 2 years ago

Cool thread. As someone who had an incredible Hulk sleeping bag when I was a little kid to go along with my incredible hulk bedsheets etc.... it's cool to see him standing next to the Hulk pinball machine.... Think whatever you want of him as a person, he will always still be the character from the TV show.... & still nostalgic to some of us from that era. Beautiful freaking machine.

#159 2 years ago

Glad to hear the happy ending--maybe more for the condition of the game after being outside than the interaction with Lou.

#160 2 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Didn’t know he is a fellow woodworker, wonder what he builds.

Tables I think. He had a groovy-looking lathe for legs and such. BUT... When I said the equipment was brand new, I meant BRAND NEW. Just assembled and set up. The empty boxes and crates were still strewn about. And since the place used to be a gym, there was still carpet on the floor! I'm like, "How are you gonna do any woodworking in here with carpet on the floor?" He looked all sheepish and said that he was still figuring out what to do. I said, "You better make sure this machine is outta here before you start throwing sawdust around," and we talked about me coming out again when that happens.

#161 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

The empty boxes and crates were still strewn about. And since the place used to be a gym, there was still carpet on the floor! I'm like, "How are you gonna do any woodworking in here with carpet on the floor?" He looked all sheepish and said that he was still figuring out what to do. I said, "You better make sure this machine is outta here before you start throwing sawdust around," and we talked about me coming out again when that happens.

#162 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

Tables I think. He had a groovy-looking lathe for legs and such. BUT... When I said the equipment was brand new, I meant BRAND NEW. Just assembled and set up. The empty boxes and crates were still strewn about. And since the place used to be a gym, there was still carpet on the floor! I'm like, "How are you gonna do any woodworking in here with carpet on the floor?" He looked all sheepish and said that he was still figuring out what to do. I said, "You better make sure this machine is outta here before you start throwing sawdust around," and we talked about me coming out again when that happens.

Wow. Good you warned him there. How long do you give a pin in a wood shop?

#163 2 years ago

7th grade really is the top of the asshole parabola (for most of us). I remember how I was in 7th grade, and cringe.

I'm very satisfied with how this turned out. Good story. Be sure to shoot him a text to invite him down for pinball and a beer!

#164 2 years ago

I'm thinkin many of the 7th graders in the SLO, CA area like their teacher Mr. Fireball2.

Right there with ya in the age category Fireball2, I'll be hittin 57 yrs old in July next month.
Still goofin off like when I was a teenager.

#165 2 years ago

I’m gonna attribute this to the fact that he lives in SLO. Living there will improve anyone’s mood about life. For anyone who hasn’t been there, you have no idea what a great place it is. It’s the best place to live in CA IMO. Like I told Mr Fireball, someday I will get back....someday.

#166 2 years ago
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#167 2 years ago

Very cool story, thanks for sharing it with us. But did I miss the follow up of the 'box crushing'? You teased it, but I don't see the follow-through. Please tell me it involved Lou yelling "HULK SMASH" as he flattened the boxes.

#168 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

If I had remembered the beer, I know he would have sat and had one with me. I got the feeling he was happy to have someone to talk to.

He didn't have any Dos Equis on hand?!? You'd think the founder of the company would've had a fridge full of the stuff in the wood shop...

#169 2 years ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

He didn't have any Dos Equis on hand?!? You'd think the founder of the company would've had a fridge full of the stuff in the wood shop...

Hell, I didn't even know he was Mexican!!

#170 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Hell, I didn't even know he was Mexican!!

Apparently Lou doesn't know either!

"Lou Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Victoria and Matt Ferrigno, a police lieutenant.[2] He is of Italian descent."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Ferrigno

#171 2 years ago

And the "real" founder is German (if you believe the rumors)... I'm goin' with Lou

#172 2 years ago
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#173 2 years ago

I always knew the attitude was from his inability to hear. Not his fault, he didn't know what was going on in the first place.

#174 2 years ago
Quoted from MRudowsky:

But did I miss the follow up of the 'box crushing'?

No you didn't; I forgot about that until this afternoon... when I opened my van to get my tools...
This was one exchange where I didn't make myself clearly understood. After we had gotten the game out of the box, there were now even more giant pieces of cardboard everywhere to go with all the reinforced boxes the woodworking shtuff came in. We started talking about how the dump (which is like 10 minutes from his house) charges a minimum of 45 dollah, and how I was doing a dump run with my dad this weekend, and how my boy used to use a lot of cardboard building sets for his miniatures, and somehow after all this, he ended up thinking that I wanted all his excess cardboard. So yes, he did start stomping on it to flatten it. And before I realized what was going on, he had already started hauling pieces outside toward the van. So I took the big, sturdy box his lathe came in (it's almost the size of a coffin!) and the AC/DC LUCI box his machine came in, and told him that was really all I could use.

I am making a dump run tomorrow, so I will just drop them at the recycling station on my way in. Plenty of room in the trailer.

I might keep the coffin box tho...

#175 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

And the winner is... BFFs!

This is bullshit, I thought I was your BFF!

#176 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

I thought I was your BFF!

Shh... He's just filling in until you're off the DL.

#177 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

piece by piece !


Every 7th grader on the planet should be buggin mom and dad to see Slayers "last" tour. Since it's FUCKIN SLAYER, I'm guessin they're not bullshitin.
Goin to St. Louie Aug 9th let's go. The hotel (Hollywood Casino) is actually walking distance. It's a killer venue man.

#178 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

"How are you gonna do any woodworking in here with carpet on the floor?"

Whoa whoa whoa... Who DOESN'T have carpet in their wood shop?

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#179 2 years ago

This is my new favorite pinside thread. Great story OP!

#180 2 years ago

Glad you got it going for him! Glad he turned out to be better than I figured he would have been judging from the other thread.

#181 2 years ago
Quoted from fireball2:

He had a couple of huge posters of Arnold in his prime, and we talked about arnie's heart surgeries and Lou's physical issues, and you could tell he had some regrets about those days.

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#182 2 years ago

Yeah, but back in the day.... even Arnie said he would have taken steroids even if he knew how bad they were. You pretty much HAD to take them to compete.

#183 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Yeah, but back in the day.... even Arnie said he would have taken steroids even if he knew how bad they were. You pretty much HAD to take them to compete.

If they say they didn’t, they did.....I had a professor in college that was THE leading expert on Steroid use in sports back in the 1980s. He worked with the NFLPA and was on ESPN as the expert analyst when Ben Johnson failed his Olympics test. He told our class that ALL the athletes did roids, and that the major sports league policies were nothing more than public relations items. The players knew how long stuff stayed in their systems. The leagues had set or announced drug testing dates. Players knew exactly when to start and stop their cycles to pass the tests. The guys who got caught just weren’t very bright. He also said humans can’t get as big as pro athletes do to the extent that they do on exercise and diet alone.

#184 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

even Arnie said he would have taken steroids even if he knew how bad they were

Arnold took a lot of steroids...and he has admitted to taking them...they ALL did (do).

Also...steroids in of themselves are not bad for you...in fact they can be very therapeutic. Only abusing steroids is bad for you (which many bodybuilders do).
It's possible to take steroids to the point of getting beyond your genetics (athletically) and still have no lasting ill effects. It's also really easy and common for athletes to think "if a little is good a lot must be better".

#185 2 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Also...steroids in of themselves are not bad for you...in fact they can be very therapeutic. Only abusing steroids is bad for you (which many bodybuilders do).
It's possible to take steroids to the point of getting beyond your genetics (athletically) and still have no lasting ill effects. It's also really easy and common for athletes to think "if a little is good a lot must be better".

True. Also, just taking steroids doesn't make you big and strong. You still have to put the work in.

#186 2 years ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

He also said humans can’t get as big as pro athletes do to the extent that they do on exercise and diet alone.

HGH?

#187 2 years ago

HGH is the reason the pro bodybuilders of today have that bloated stomach look even with 5 percent body fat. How could anybody think that looks good?

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#189 1 year ago


Glad he will be OK

#190 1 year ago
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#191 11 months ago

If you want to send someone a happy birthday from the Hulk -- you can!
https://www.cameo.com/theofficiallouferrigno

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#192 10 months ago

Coming Soon... The Sequel...

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#194 10 months ago

I even know what AG is. Hi to SLO town, I’m gonna get up there someday I swear.

#195 10 months ago

It’s flu shot season

#196 10 months ago

I once flew on a plane with Lou out of Tampa in the early 2000’s (well, he was in first class and I was in business class). Funny seeing how huge he was compared to others sitting around him. I chose not to whip him with my small talk as I walked by, figuring he probably had already had enough of a fan beating in the airport.

Looking back I should have Hulk flexed as I passed to see if I could have cracked a smile out of him or something.

#197 10 months ago
Quoted from bane:

It’s flu shot season

??

#198 10 months ago

Whew! I was worried when I clicked on this thread that another of my childhood heroes had died. This is a much better outcome.

#199 10 months ago
Quoted from bane:

It’s flu shot season

Flu made Lou, ain't nobody told you.

#200 10 months ago

HI,Mark,hope to C U at Dixon!!!!

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