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Title: LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:08:57 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you twisted like you did last summer whilst reading the notes, and now it is time for you to post until the contrary cows come home - they're not twisting, they're doing The Jerk.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:10:16 AM
And the word of the day is: OPHIOLATRY!
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:15:35 AM
Since a couple of people asked - here's that photograph of new Dear Reader Jeanne that I was holding in yesterday's photo.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:16:41 AM
And here, believe it or not, is the photograph of Jeanne and BK heading off to her prom.  Can you believe it???
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:17:55 AM
I just marvel at that.  I have/had no memory of that prom, but the photo does sort of jog something in the nether regions of the windmills of my mind.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:31:08 AM
I also marvel at the fact that there is no one in the jernt but me.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 12:32:05 AM
Even though I have no clew as to who he is, a happy haineshisway.com birthday to Gunther.
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:00:57 AM
I have been most errant and truant these last several evenings.  Mostly because I have my annual evaluation in the morning and one of the things that I wrote that I need to work on is coming to work at a consistent time...I have been getting in anywhere from 9:30 to 10:30 (my regular time is supposed to be 10:00 a.m.).  I'm not a morning person and it seems to be getting worse.  So, I've been trying to get to bed earlier so that I can get up earlier and get to work on time (especially this past week).

It's still not too consistent ::) but I continue to make the attempt. :)

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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:04:06 AM
Every time I hear or read the name Gunther, I think of the original cast recording to Das Barbecü and the way J. K. Simmons (I think) pronounced it "Goonther." ;D

Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:09:11 AM
BK, is Jeanne absolutely sure that it's YOU in the picture??  I mean, with the arm slightly in the way, it might be someone who looks a lot like you, but isn't.  Just a thought. ;)
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 01:14:26 AM
It's me all right - I haven't posted the OTHER photographs, where I am clearly visible.
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:16:45 AM
Ahh.
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:17:29 AM
In my CD player at work:  the original cast recording of Do Re Mi with Phil Silvers and Nancy Walker.


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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:18:02 AM
In my DVD player:  Nothing!  I'm waiting for "Deceit." :D Actually, I have a couple of movies from Netflix that I want to watch.  I've had them for a little too long...nothing new there. ;)
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 07, 2006, 01:19:11 AM
Word of the Day. Didn't she drown in O'Shakespeare's play Fitzhamlet.
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 07, 2006, 01:22:46 AM
TOTD: most recently watched  movies:
   Train Of Life
    The Son's Room.

Music: The film scores for "The Mission" and "The Legend of 1900" and Also David Hobson's Cd "Cinema Paradiso".

I'm still listening to Andrea Griminelli's "Cinema Italiano" most days.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:24:26 AM
And on that note (G-sharp), I'm off to bed so that I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed (and on time) for my evaluation.  Good night, Tomovoz and BK.
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:26:12 AM
(I just hope that I have some clean underwear!)  :o
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:26:33 AM
;D
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Post by: Michael on July 07, 2006, 03:11:23 AM
In my CD player at work:  the original cast recording of Do Re Mi with Phil Silvers and Nancy Walker.

Do Re Mi had the most unique LP Jacket of any cast album ever produced. It was thicker than usuually and it had die cut holes on the front so when you slid theLIP sleeve into it (dayglo orange color?) The drawn image and show logo would appear. The cd cover duplicates what it looked like intact, but cannot duplicate what it looked liked. It was part of my collection before cds came around and my rarities no longer were rare.
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Post by: Michael on July 07, 2006, 03:12:42 AM
Re: The Twist documentary.

Did it mention the Batusi that was introduced on the first episode of Batman when he danced with Jill St. John?
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 07, 2006, 03:57:17 AM
And here, believe it or not, is the photograph of Jeanne and BK heading off to her prom.  Can you believe it???
Which answers the question, "Does anyone still wear a hat?"
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 07, 2006, 04:06:34 AM
DVD Player:

[size=20]DOCTOR WHO - The Complete First Season[/size]

Fantastic.

So far, I'm concentrating on the extras.  We've watched the bonus material on Disc One, and the first five eps of Doctor Who Confidential, the documentary series that aired with the stories.  Nice of the Beeb to do that, I think.

Der Brucer is watching it all with me, of course.  I think he was a mite disappointed when I opted to take a nap yesterday afternoon, after the fifth DWC.  So much for his calling the show "that stupid thing."

(In all fairness, I call the crime proceedurals he's addicted to his "happy shows.")

I had to point out to der B that, when re-folded correctly, the outside of the DVD case looks like the TARDIS from the outside.  And the inside of the case looks like the TARDIS from the inside.  Only, I'm not really sure it looks larger on the inside than it does from the outside.  Sad, that.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 07, 2006, 04:17:05 AM
I've got to dig through my food book collection.  (Koob doof, for the cognoscenti.)  I finished Bourdain's Nasty Bits, except for his fiction piece at the end, and I really don't care for his fiction.  And I've always got a book about food with me at the store, for reading during breaks (and occasionally sparking conversation with the customers).

So, I've got to find something different to take with me today.  Bookwise.
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Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 04:20:41 AM
Hi all!  Sorry to have been E & T.  There have been rainstorms almost everyday so I couldn't take the laptop to work for fear I would get caught in one of them.

They say it will rain again today as well....   Grrrr.

Wouldn't you know my starting to use the laptop would start the rainy season?
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Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 04:24:58 AM
I have a case of the dreaded Swimmers Ear.   You would think one would have had to go swimming to get it but not so.  I didn't bother to dry my to short hair the other night and woke up with pain in my ear.

Of course, since I have had this before I knew exactly what I needed.  I called the doctor to phone in a perscription but would they do it?  Noooo.  They want their twenty dollar co pay.  

So I had to take time off from work, drive to Brandon, sit in the waiting room, didn't even SEE the doctor just her aid--who took one look in my ear, confirmed my diagnois (wow what a shocker!) and took another half hour of getting the doctor to sigh the perscription.   Sigh.

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Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 04:26:20 AM
Drat this summer time no rush, rush hour.  

Gotta fly now!  

Laters all!
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Post by: FJL on July 07, 2006, 04:34:40 AM
Nice to see you, Danise.
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Post by: FJL on July 07, 2006, 04:35:58 AM
An old Jew song:

Let's shvitz again
Like we did last summer
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 07, 2006, 04:38:24 AM
Time for me to get ready for work.  And I must awaken der Brucer, who will be taking the car in for a check-up.

I'd like to know, exactly where are they going to stick that thermometer in order to take the car's temperature?
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 05:16:06 AM
Good morning, all!  I spent the evening at my friend Alan's house; his wife is in Italy while her mother goes through a hip replacement, his daughters were off to a preview of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and we ate pizza, watched tv, talked about his travels and my travails.

I believe I will breakfast with my Dad, run whatever errands he would like to do and work on the last number from BABES IN TOYLAND I have here.  Tonight, my brother, father and lady friend are joining my sister-in-law in Indiana for a weekend of fishing.  I'm thionking about driving over tomorrow morning to spend the day, but I need to confer with DR Ginny about our movie date.

My dad just called.  I'll will return!

DR George, excellent vibes are sent your way!!!! Break a leg.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:23:10 AM
Hi DR DANISE.

Hpefully DECEIT will be in my mailbox tomorrow.

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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:25:13 AM
Hmmmm.....

VCR:  THE MIRACLE with Carroll Baker as a nun who leaves the convent for Roger Moore - wearing one of the riding jackets from AUNTIE MAME disguised as an English calvary officer jacket....and one of her corsets, too, if Miss Baker is to be believed, and why shouldn't she?

DVD:  LIL ABNER, a $5 purchase from WalMart.

CD:  Son of the Pink Panther music by Henry Mancini.  I am using this music in DEATH BY CHOCOLATE and it actually works rather well.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:26:13 AM
Lovely photos....are you wearing a bow tie or a necktie?  If it's a bowtie, that MIGHT be a tuxedo!

Both of you certainly look spiffy!  And I sure do remember the girls in my high school wearing their hair JUST LIKE Jeanne is wearing hers.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:26:51 AM
DR MBARNUM recommended the TWIST to me about three years ago, I ordered it and second MR BK's comments.  It's a blast!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 05:30:17 AM
(I just hope that I have some clean underwear!)  :o

Good heavens! They will see your underwear at a work evaluation???
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 05:33:56 AM
Well, all progress of the evening in Cat land was wiped out this morning.  The vet said to try Fel-Away  it's some phermone thing that's supposed to make every cat believe that the scent on the furniture etc is their onw and they own the world.  I guess it's worth a try. She said if it doesn't work in 3 weeks that it isn't going to work....
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 05:34:08 AM
Great Photos, BK
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 05:34:44 AM
Well, I'm off to work.  Have a great day everyone
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 05:41:17 AM
Every time I hear or read the name Gunther, I think of the original cast recording to Das Barbecü and the way J. K. Simmons (I think) pronounced it "Goonther." ;D



That name makes me think of CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?
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Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 05:43:46 AM
Friday morning greetings!  It's casual day here at DML, to promote our summer reading clubs.  I'm wearing my "READING Educates the World" t-shirt, on which the letters in READING are made up of the flags of various countries.  It's an all information-waitressing day for me.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:44:09 AM
She said if it doesn't work in 3 weeks that it isn't going to work....

People say the same thing about me.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:45:09 AM
That name makes me think of CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?

CAR 54 and GRINDL.....NBC was pretty much coasting on Sunday nights depending on BONANZA to bring up the ratings....  Why put on something GOOD opposite ED SULLIVAN, right?  ???
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Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 05:45:50 AM
...I need to confer with DR Ginny about our movie date....

DR Elmore - Sunday is OK with me, if that works better for you.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 07, 2006, 05:58:32 AM
But you will miss Ed Sullivan and Bonanza!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 06:46:13 AM
media ckech

iPod:  Patsy Cline--Showcase--just another compilation within nothing new, but it's Patsy Cline so no complaints here.

Tivo:  FIFTH OF JULY, which I recorded the other night from the VHS tape I purchased from Broadway Archive a few years back.  Also, the silent WIZARD OF OZes that were broadcast on TCM earlier this week.

DVD:  NIGHT WATCH, which looks like a very weird Russian horror film.

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 06:50:35 AM
But you will miss Ed Sullivan and Bonanza!

I wonder if there's ever been two other shows similarly scheduled that caused as much channel flipping as these two?  
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 07:04:35 AM
I just marvel at that.  I have/had no memory of that prom, but the photo does sort of jog something in the nether regions of the windmills of my mind.

That photo will jog the nether regions of any PETA member's anger-center! Watch out for cyber blood spattering.

der Brucer
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 07:05:31 AM
I read the other day that BMG is now promising the release of the '73 CANDIDE and the '76 MY FAIR LADY revival recordings in August.  But then, they never did release the Sondheim shows they promised last year.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 07:10:58 AM
Dan the Man I will be curious of your opinion of the silent Wizard Of Oz films...I just watched the 1910 version the other night and loved it! The 1925 version I have on DVD and it is OK...just OK, IMHOP.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:19:04 AM
Good morning!

The gods of cool have smiled upon us and blessed us with spring-like temperatures. Won't last, of course, but it's still in the 60s this morning, and the highs are only to be in the low 80s with low humidity, so thank you, lords on high!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:21:50 AM
I loved GRINDL and was very unhappy when it didn't last beyong its initial season. Always adored Imogene Coca.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 07:23:26 AM
Yes, THE TWIST was a fun documentary...I am fond of that dance and of watching people Twist...BK, you must now watch TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK and DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST, both of which I can happily make DVD copies of for you if you like.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:24:16 AM
I noticed the DVR this morning recording A DATE WITH JUDY off TCM. A few weeks ago, I dragged out the laserdisc, and it was a very soft, lackluster transfer. If you remember the vivacious color from the excerpt in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT (especially how incredibly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor looked), you will know why I'm recording this movie today and hoping it's a much better print used for broadcast.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:28:09 AM
The rest of the Friday Media Check:

CD - Judy Garland: Collector's Gems from the MGM Vaults (home)
        '1776' (soundtrack recording produced by our own DR George) (car)

DVD - THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, Season 4, disc 1
          MOON OVER MIAMI
          THE DETECTIVE

DVR - last night's THE OFFICE (9:30 episode)
          last night's HEX
          last night's CSI
          TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
           A DATE WITH JUDY

laserdisc - THE CLOCK (still trying to get to this from last weekend)
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 07:29:41 AM
Page 2 twist!

(http://www.moviegoods.com/assets/product_images/1020/220776.1020.A.jpg)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 07:32:04 AM
Every time I hear or read the name Gunther, I think of the original cast recording to Das Barbecü and the way J. K. Simmons (I think) pronounced it "Goonther." ;D



Das Barbecü to "The Closer" - quite a journey!

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 07:34:42 AM
I'm up, I'm up - WHY?  Another hour would have been nice.

MBarnum: Yes, we must have all Twist feature films except Twister.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:51:21 AM
I'm up, I'm up - WHY?  Another hour would have been nice.


I said the same thing when I woke up and got up at 7:30 this morning. Argh!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 07:51:31 AM
And the word of the day is: OPHIOLATRY!

I'll practice ophiolatry if I Chooster!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 07:53:57 AM
I read the other day that BMG is now promising the release of the '73 CANDIDE and the '76 MY FAIR LADY revival recordings in August.  But then, they never did release the Sondheim shows they promised last year.

What Sondheim shows did they promise last year?

And OH, BOY!  That "Candide" release is WAY OVERDUE!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:54:05 AM
A friend of mine recommended HEX from BBC America. Supposedly it's like CHARMED with more bite to it. I've never watched CHARMED, but my friend got me interested enough in the HEX premise to give it a try.

Does anyone watch this? (or CHARMED, for that matter?)
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 07:55:34 AM
I'm shocked there hasn't been any BIG BROTHER talk from the DRs here who love the show. DRs Ron? Jennifer? MBarnum (whose beloved Kayser got put in the house on America's vote last night)?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 07:55:52 AM
Even though I have no clew as to who he is, a happy haineshisway.com birthday to Gunther.

Isn't Gunther the manager of Central Perk, the NYC coffee shop?  I believe he once played Bryce in "Days of Our Lives."













 ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 07:59:03 AM
I'm shocked there hasn't been any BIG BROTHER talk from the DRs here who love the show. DRs Ron? Jennifer? MBarnum (whose beloved Kayser got put in the house on America's vote last night)?

Be careful what you ask about......


 ;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 08:02:23 AM
I know that very few of you are INTO the Big Brother series, but I'm a die-hard fan and have followed each season with equal doses of jubilation and outrage (last year's outcome was OUTRAGEOUS, but it's one instance of true losers winning).

Last night's show, pre-recorded!!!!!, saw 14 people placed in the house (8 of whom --designated by * - were the results of public votes):

From BB6 -- Kaysar*, Howie*, James* and Janelle*
From BB5 -- Jase*, Diane* and Nakomis*
From BB4 -- Alison and Ericka*
From BB3 -- Danielle and Marcellas
From BB2 -- Dr. Will and Mike "Boogie"
From BB1 -- "Chicken" George

SPOILER!

In this first show, Big Brother surprised everyone by allowing the public to put 8 people into the house because, according to Julie Chen, the voting was so close.  

Once folks were settled in, Julie suprised the "houseguests" by telling them two people would be Head of Household.  And their mission was to nominate two people for eviction.  The catch:  If they couldn't agree on both nominees, each would be placed up for eviction in place of anyone else.

Jase and Janelle were the co-Heads of Household winners.

Danielle was the one who sussed out the import of that development and tried to plant the seed of discord by suggesting to Alison and George that if Jase could be convinced to disagree with Janelle then Jase would have "numbers" on his side and Janelle would be evicted, thus eliminating one of the four BB6 alliance that returned from last year.

It was a good idea, but Danielle didn't reckon on Alison overplaying it and putting Jase on his guard.  

Both HOH's agreed...and Danielle and Alison were nominated for eviction.  I'm guessing there will be a veto competition, so all is not set in stone.

Mike "Boogie" and Dr. Will were both extremely obnoxious in the diary room.  Personally, I'd have put up both Will and Mike...Will needs to go since he's the only "former winner" in the house.  

Interestingly, Danielle and Alison are the only two in the house who finished second in their seasons...each having been reviled by most of the houseguests of their years.

Very little was seen in this first episode of Marcellas or Ericka or Diane or Nakomis, and only a bit of James, Howie and Kaysar.

Danielle and Alison did a lot of scheming and trying to get things going hardcore right off the bat.

It should be an interesting summer.  I have favorites, but I'm just going to sit back and let it all happen in front of me without investing any emotions.  Last year's brouhaha wiped me out.

(Players I hated seeing left out were Bunky, Monica,Dana and Ivette, especially since CBS picked "Chicken" George over them as the final contestant to enter the house.  Of all who didn't get in, I was rooting mostly for Ivette since she seemed determined to be a different person from the crazed bitch she seemed to be last summer. CBS also picked Dr. Will and Mike "Boogie"...a very predictable thing, that.  Oddly, Marcellas didn't get a popular vote substantial enough to put him in the house, but he was one of CBS' six entries.)

I have a feeling that the ones not placed in the house may be inserted at later dates.  Just a hunch.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:10:09 AM

I have a feeling that the ones not placed in the house may be inserted at later dates.  Just a hunch.

Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! An excellent condensation of last night's events. I turned it off after the selections since I was disgusted that neither Bunky nor Monica got in. It would be great if the "losers" could have a chance to get in, even if it was to mix up the numbers.

A friend called later to tell me about the two head of household stuff since he knew I'd have turned it off immediately when my favorites didn't get picked. I had read some spoilers on the internet so I kind of knew that my favs weren't going in anyway, but I hoped against hope that CBS was bamboozling the public with false information. Alas, no.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:11:16 AM
Now, I must hop in the shower and get cleaned up for my usual Friday errands.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 08:26:10 AM
I'm tiiiiiiiiiired.  Perhaps I'll go jog early this morning, although it looks like it's already hot.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 08:41:14 AM
Okay, why is everyone just sitting there like a dead herring in the moonlight?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 08:42:18 AM
FRIGHT TIME!

From  The Grey Lady (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/07/washington/07recruit.html?ex=1152936000&en=7cb9f2c728745f8a&ei=5070&emc=eta1)

Quote

July 7, 2006
Hate Groups Are Infiltrating the Military, Group Asserts
By JOHN KIFNER

A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed "large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists" to infiltrate the military, according to a watchdog organization.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist and right-wing militia groups, estimated that the numbers could run into the thousands, citing interviews with Defense Department investigators and reports and postings on racist Web sites and magazines.
"We've got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad," the group quoted a Defense Department investigator as saying in a report to be posted today on its Web site, www.splcenter.org. "That's a problem."
…
The report cited accounts by neo-Nazis of their infiltration of the military, including a discussion on the white supremacist Web site Stormfront. "There are others among you in the forces," one participant wrote. "You are never alone."

An article in the National Alliance magazine Resistance urged skinheads to join the Army and insist on being assigned to light infantry units.

The Southern Poverty Law Center identified the author as Steven Barry, who it said was a former Special Forces officer who was the alliance's "military unit coordinator."

"Light infantry is your branch of choice because the coming race war and the ethnic cleansing to follow will be very much an infantryman's war," he wrote. "It will be house-to-house, neighborhood-by-neighborhood until your town or city is cleared and the alien races are driven into the countryside where they can be hunted down and 'cleansed.' "

He concluded: "As a professional soldier, my goal is to fill the ranks of the United States Army with skinheads. As street brawlers, you will be useless in the coming race war. As trained infantrymen, you will join the ranks of the Aryan warrior brotherhood."

der Brucer
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 08:45:15 AM
All I can say is I am happy to see Kaysar's handsome face again!

Most of my BB favorites were not up for insertion into season 7...they likely all have lives now....I would have preferred Bunky over Marcellas to be sure...but I would not have minded having both in there.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 08:46:16 AM
This herring is now leaving work for his chiropractic appointment...and then the weekend starts! Woohoo!
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Post by: Jennifer on July 07, 2006, 08:49:51 AM
Re: last night's Big Brother.

Wow, DR MattH, I"m surprised that you were turned off by so many BB6ers. I couldn't be happier, since they were my favorites.  But it was so obvious that people like kaysar and janelle (fan favs) would get in.

Plus with the leak on tues we already knew who would be in the house.


And for anyone who wants to read the Jam live feed spoilers here is the link:

I would highly recommend reading these if you like Big Brother. It is nothing like Survivor or TAR spoilers. It really makes watching the show a 100% better.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/TV_Shows/B/BigBrother7/home.html

http://rapids.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/NewChat/NC-transcript.pl?CHAT_NAME=BigBrotherAllStars2&WATCHER_ID=2187615&ACTION=TRANSCRIPT&LAST=999999 (http://rapids.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/NewChat/NC-transcript.pl?CHAT_NAME=BigBrotherAllStars2&WATCHER_ID=2187615&ACTION=TRANSCRIPT&LAST=999999)


http://rapids.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/NewChat/NC-transcript.pl?CHAT_NAME=BigBrotherAllStars-01&WATCHER_ID=2187468&ACTION=TRANSCRIPT&LAST=999999 (http://rapids.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/NewChat/NC-transcript.pl?CHAT_NAME=BigBrotherAllStars-01&WATCHER_ID=2187468&ACTION=TRANSCRIPT&LAST=999999)
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 08:50:52 AM
A friend of mine recommended HEX from BBC America. Supposedly it's like CHARMED with more bite to it. I've never watched CHARMED, but my friend got me interested enough in the HEX premise to give it a try.

Does anyone watch this? (or CHARMED, for that matter?)

My niece LOVED "Charmed."  She taped every episode and since gotten the DVDs.  I think she got some converted NTSC VHS copies of "Hex" from eBay and she likes that, too.  I don't know if she likes it better than "Charmed" or not, though.  I haven't watched more than a scene or two of "Charmed."  
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jeanne on July 07, 2006, 08:54:21 AM
BK, my most humble apologizies for yesterday's errors in terminology. One of my former lives must be showing. I am duly--and truly--chided.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jennifer on July 07, 2006, 08:55:37 AM
Hmm, I just wrote that Big Brother post before reading page 3. I'm glad some people posted their comments!

All of the people i vote for got in: (in order) janelle, kaysar, erika, howie, james and marcellas.

Re: last night's show.

I like danielle. Her idea was brilliant. But i'm glad that jase saw through it. You can never no matter what put yourself up on the block. Janelle could have won POV. Or the group could have changed their mind. I'm glad that jase lied to alison and danielle.

I really dislike alison so i hope that she goes. I'm torn about danielle. I do like her, but she is clearly gonna cause trouble for janelle. I really hope that erika and marcellas join with the BB6ers.

I also like Dr. Will for entertainment purposes. But i'm sure he will cause a lot of trouble.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jennifer on July 07, 2006, 08:56:43 AM
I loved CHARMED, and watched every episode.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:06:12 AM
I like a nice baked potato with sour cream and chides.

Jeanne wasn't really chided.  Not REALLY chided.  When we chide we CHIDE, baby.  Besides, you haven't really been chided until you've been bitch-slapped from here to eternity and hell and back.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jeanne on July 07, 2006, 09:07:57 AM
George: yes, Jeanne is ABSOLUTELY SURE  that that is bk in the prom photo. He didn't show you the one where he looks like a mobster...It is indeed bk--EARLY bk. BTW, there is an oval mirror behind him with a dark frame, which makes him look like he has big hair. He did not. He had perfectly normal, nice hair. And, JRand55, he was wearing a suit and tie--no tuxedo.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jeanne on July 07, 2006, 09:12:51 AM
PennyO: Hello! As bk pointed out, I went to Culver High. I was also a year behind bk in school. I don't recall ever meeting you, but am pleased to do so electronically now.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:13:26 AM
I WAS a mobster - I was a THESPIAN, for God's sake!  My hair is odd in these photos - very atypical for the me of that period.  I can't put my finger on why, either, but it's strange.  Perhaps I'll scan the Littlechap pants photographs.

Just heard from Rodzinski and TPunk and they're stopping by the home environment and we're going to Marie Callendar's for an early lunch (I also am meeting the DVD authoring guy there to hand off the Kevin Spirtas tapes.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Jeanne on July 07, 2006, 09:15:49 AM
bk, I know that a baked potato with sour cream and chides is most yummy, but that really won't help lose those pounds now, will it?
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:18:30 AM
Speaking of pounds, I shall now jog.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 09:25:50 AM
Good heavens! They will see your underwear at a work evaluation???

My mother always said, Desperate measures require desperate remedies.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 09:29:32 AM
I loved GRINDL and was very unhappy when it didn't last beyong its initial season. Always adored Imogene Coca.

Amen!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 09:33:40 AM
A friend of mine recommended HEX from BBC America. Supposedly it's like CHARMED with more bite to it. I've never watched CHARMED, but my friend got me interested enough in the HEX premise to give it a try.

Does anyone watch this? (or CHARMED, for that matter?)

I love CHARMED, and I occasionally posted about it the first year I joined HHW.  My goddaughter got me hooked, and my favorite episode was the reality-show parody about killing witches.

Speaking of hellish reality shows, did anyone mention AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and I missed it?  Joann, my sister-in-law, and I have laughed ourselves silly over it and sat boggled at some of the wonderful acts.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 09:41:49 AM
My brother Randy and I spent a lovely morning with our dad.  I took them to a tasty breakfast, we ran some errands for my dad, and now I'm sitting here at the computer while he and Randy plan their fishing weekend, which will begin around 4 PM this afternoon.  It's me, the crazy and wonderful Max and Mattie, and the ghosts tonight.   And my nephew Matt, if he comes home tonight.  He's a party animal on the weekends.

It look as if DR Ginny and I will hit the movies on Sunday, and I am looking forward to it.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 09:42:29 AM
Okay, why is everyone just sitting there like a dead herring in the moonlight?

Sorry - I've been information-waitressing all morning.  Just walked across the street to pick up some lunch:  Thai honey chicken with rice and veggies - YUM!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 09:45:26 AM
It look as if DR Ginny and I will hit the movies on Sunday, and I am looking forward to it.

As am I, DR Elmore!  Guess if we can't go to the HHW gathering in Tacoma, a movie in Middletown is the next best thing.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:53:11 AM
Back from a very brisk jog, and now I must shower before the guests arrive.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Charles Pogue on July 07, 2006, 09:55:54 AM
BK, I MUST get this TWIST DVD.  Is it something that one might find at such places like Best Buy?  My sources for bizarre and unusual fare like The Twist are limited.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 10:05:28 AM
What Sondheim shows did they promise last year?

And OH, BOY!  That "Candide" release is WAY OVERDUE!

Last year BMG planned re-releases of SWEENEY TODD, MERRILY, INTO THE WOODS and SUNDAY/GEORGE with bonus material, but they never happened.

I'm also thrilled with the CANDIDE CD (I hope the Lisbon earthquake is still as thunderous.)  

All that would remain on my wish list is the Public Theater THREEPENNY OPERA with Raul Julia.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 07, 2006, 10:20:07 AM
Ya know, I recall that my sister and I watched GRINDL every week on our little balck and white TV and that we liked it a lot, but all I can remember about the show nowadays is a snippet from the opening where Imogene Coca slams her umbrella on a car hood as she's crossing a street.

Maybe they'll get around to releasing GRINDL, THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 10:33:53 AM
I'm also thrilled with the CANDIDE CD (I hope the Lisbon earthquake is still as thunderous.)  

All that would remain on my wish list is the Public Theater THREEPENNY OPERA with Raul Julia.

I want both of these!  
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 10:47:17 AM
Not quite sure if Best Buy would have it.  The label has sort of gone under from what I understand.  See if it's on amazon - if it is, I'll purchase it for you and you can send me the dough.

No sign of TPunk and Rodzinski yet - traffic must be appalling.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 11:27:17 AM
Speaking of hellish reality shows, did anyone mention AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and I missed it?  Joann, my sister-in-law, and I have laughed ourselves silly over it and sat boggled at some of the wonderful acts.

It's basically "The Gong Show" with call backs.  Some of the acts are very, very good...and, of course, others aren't. ::)
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 12:26:15 PM
It's basically "The Gong Show" with call backs.  Some of the acts are very, very good...and, of course, others aren't. ::)

I just hadn't seen anyone writing about watching it.  I think it's certainly more fun thatn the idiotic AMERICAN YODEL.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 12:30:19 PM
I just hadn't seen anyone writing about watching it.  I think it's certainly more fun thatn the idiotic AMERICAN YODEL.

I've never watched that at all...mostly because they're all very young and the kind of music that they mostly sing isn't what I'm interested in listening to.  At least "America's Got Talent" (but not all of America) showcases a very wide range of ages and talent levels.  And they don't make too much fun of the people who don't have "it."
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 01:04:17 PM
Back from a lovely luncheon with TPunk and Rodzinski.  We went to Marie Callendar's and ate obscene amounts of food - either that or my stomach has really shrunk because I am FULL.  Now I have to figure out what the rest of the day holds.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 01:13:09 PM
Now that I'm only information-waitressing one day a week, it seems that the patrons are crazier and more belligerent than ever.  Of course, there's a full moon Monday, so that explains a lot (glad it's my 3-day weekend coming up!).
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:18:27 PM
Have had a full afternoon of video. First I got my bank and grocery shopping errands accomplished even though there was road construction, and I had to take detours. Most annoying!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:24:12 PM
Next I checked out the TCM broadcast of A DATE WITH JUDY. It was so beautiful, so sharp (except in close-ups of Powell and Taylor) and Technicolorful that I immediately bruned a DVD-R right then and there.The laserdisc goes instantly into storage.

The movie is too long for what it is, and since everyone has to get multiple moments in the spotlight, it extends things so Carmen Miranda can do a couple of numbers and Xavier Cugat likewise in addition to Powell's arias throughout. Good thing Wallace Beery and Robert Stack couldn't sing or dance (much).

BTW, there aren't many more gorgeous couples ever in the movies than Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Stack in this movie.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:26:57 PM
Next came last night's CSI, a rerun of the season's next-to-last episode featuring the brutal murder of lawyer Veronica Cartwright. I remembered that the episode featured multiple narrators, but I didn't remember the identity of the murderer at all, so it was a good episode to revisit.

And it also had George Eads with that godawful Beatles haircut shaved off. Hopefully, he won't let it grow back for next season's episodes.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 01:27:50 PM
And they don't make too much fun of the people who don't have "it."

I take it you didn't see the first episode - they sent them out in fits of anger and tears! They didn't even let one performer get started before he was "X" off. (Of vourse he was going to play a musical saw, so maybe it was a coup de grace.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:28:07 PM
Watched the last of the evening's THE OFFICE reruns, this one being the season finale episode, the one in which Jim professed his true feelings for Pam after two seasons of carrying a torch. Of course, that was the cliffhanger that we're living through the summer enduring.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:29:54 PM
Then, I had time to start on HEX. I only got about 20 minutes in, and I'm only now sorting out who some of the characters are. First impression is that I don't think I'm going to get hooked, but I haven't gotten to the end of the episode yet so I'll reserve final judgment until I do.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:30:40 PM
Well, my evaluation went quite well.  I actually expected it to go well, but thanks for all the vibes, just the same!!  So, I'm good until next year. ;D
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:31:05 PM
And just a note to remind those interested that the season premiere of MONK is tonight, moved up to 9 p.m. to accommodate the premiere of the new comedy mystery series PSYCH. Its 90 minute pilot airs tonight at 10, so I'll be on later tonight than usual since I will be watching.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 01:31:52 PM
Well, my evaluation went quite well.  I actually expected it to go well, but thanks for all the vibes, just the same!!  So, I'm good until next year. ;D

Great news! Congratulations!   :D
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:40:16 PM
I take it you didn't see the first episode - they sent them out in fits of anger and tears! They didn't even let one performer get started before he was "X" off. (Of vourse he was going to play a musical saw, so maybe it was a coup de grace.)

der Brucer

Oops...you're right.  I did forget about that. ::)
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on July 07, 2006, 01:40:52 PM
Congratulations, DR George, on your glowing review!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 01:44:24 PM
 See if it's on amazon - if it is, I'll purchase it for you and you can send me the dough.
.

Is  this it (TWIST) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000067IY8/ref=ase_imdb-adbox/002-2041876-5755222?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130&tagActionCode=imdb-adbox)

der Brucer

Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 01:45:54 PM
Well, my evaluation went quite well.  I actually expected it to go well, but thanks for all the vibes, just the same!!  So, I'm good until next year. ;D

A glowing testament to the value of wearing clean underwear!

der Bruer
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:46:00 PM
Great news! Congratulations!   :D

Thank you!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 01:48:31 PM
A glowing testament to the value of wearing clean underwear!

der Bruer

Yup...clean underwear does it every time! ;D
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 07, 2006, 02:09:43 PM
Money Making tip: go into the DPFE business!

What is that you may ask? Well, it's what made my "Service Engine Soon" light glow insistently.

It cost $111.00 to find out that was the problem and another $180.00 to replace it!

(http://www.niehoff.com/images/sensor.GIF)

The Differential Pressure Feedback EGR  (DPFE) Sensor

(a Ceramic capacitive pressure transducer) - seems to serve no function except to light the idiot light to get you to the dealer!

der Brucer


Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 02:13:44 PM
HI all!  I hate that yearly review process myself.  I really could care less about if I get a "o" or an "e" or whatever, just show me the money!  That speaks volumes.  And if I don't get what I think I should for more then I few years, I'd go looking else where.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 02:17:45 PM
TGIF!  I'm on my way home to Mom, Bear and Sheena, Queen of Jungle!

We're still having a few problems with her but I don't think I'll be taking her back.  I honestly like her.  She's full of fire and pepper.

I have this very cute video I shot of her and Bear.  The camera is just on Bear.  Then zooom! There goes Sheena running though the shot.  Bear turns to look that way and zoooom there runs Sheena though the other side of the shot.  All the time she's barking and pulling a trash bag that I had out to pick up some yard waste.

Bear looks so confused as she runs all around him.  I might have to try to post that one.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Danise on July 07, 2006, 02:18:12 PM
Gotta run--laters all!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 02:27:43 PM
When I taught school, we were evauluated every three years. It was an elaborate process of completing forms and having scheduled and unscheduled (surprise) visits from the principal. During and after each visit (one scheduled, two surprise), the principal would meet to look at lesson plans for the class he had just observed, inspect grade books, look at tests and how they were graded, etc. It only happened every three years because all of this took an enormous amount of time in addition to the principal's other duties, and so the faculty had to be divided into three parts, and even then, assistant principals and the guidance director often did the evaluations rather than the principal.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 02:30:07 PM
Page Five Wendy and Jane Dance!!!


Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 02:31:04 PM
Off to do that miserable Friday mopping chore and then settle in with Miss Mary Tyler Moore before enjoying MONK and PSYCH.

WBBL.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 02:34:18 PM
Off to do that miserable Friday mopping chore and then settle in with Miss Mary Tyler Moore before enjoying MONK and PSYCH.

WBBL.

Could your life BE any more structured?
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 02:37:40 PM
I can't believe it, really, but my computer came back today.  They got it yesterday morning and I have it back today.  Amazing.  Vinnie's coming over later to clone the backup drive onto the fixed Powerbook.  And then, hopefully, everything will be back to normal.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:08:33 PM
I believe that Constant Contact was the brand of tea that my Mother enjoyed.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:10:31 PM
And here, believe it or not, is the photograph of Jeanne and BK heading off to her prom.  Can you believe it???


Cute photo, BK!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:24:09 PM
Well, all progress of the evening in Cat land was wiped out this morning.  The vet said to try Fel-Away  it's some phermone thing that's supposed to make every cat believe that the scent on the furniture etc is their onw and they own the world.  I guess it's worth a try. She said if it doesn't work in 3 weeks that it isn't going to work....

As if to prove a point, as I was reading your post, Cillaliz, Nicky walked up behind Angel and bit a clump of hair out of her tail.  This resulted in heavy hissing from Angel and a smug look from Nicky as he walked around with white fur sticking out of his mouth.

.......................It has been four years....................
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Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:27:43 PM
I loved GRINDL and was very unhappy when it didn't last beyong its initial season. Always adored Imogene Coca.


So did I, until I met her.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:37:09 PM
I WAS a mobster - I was a THESPIAN, for God's sake!  




Is it because I'm a Thespian?
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Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 03:42:16 PM
As am I, DR Elmore!  Guess if we can't go to the HHW gathering in Tacoma, a movie in Middletown is the next best thing.


Now who says you can't do the gathering in Tacoma?   If you left now.............. drove all night and all day tomorrow......... took a half hour nap at the rest stop, and then drove the rest of the way; why, you would be here in plenty of time?
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on July 07, 2006, 03:48:19 PM
Of course if you started walking now you could make it to Tacoma for an Early October event.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 03:48:56 PM
Well all is not quiet on the kitty front. Tonight Callie did more than threaten an attack, she attacked.   I have decided to start looking for a good home for Boo.  She's a dear, and I could give it more time, but I've decided that I just can't do that...well I'll do it until I find a good home. I've sent an email out to the "animal people" I know. We'll see what comes of it.  I'm also going to ask my neighbor when he gets home and offer to be a cat sitter whenever necessary. That would really be the best thing, but I don't know if I can convince him.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on July 07, 2006, 03:49:35 PM
In case you don't notice!

François will be back early next month. I doubt he will have access to a computer during his vacation.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 03:50:40 PM
I am very happy that Boo has gained a half pound, she's now spayed and she's healthy.   It shouldn't be too hard to find someone to love her.   I'm thinking about checking down at the senior center and seeing if anyone there would like a cat.  She would be perfect for someone living alone.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 03:56:31 PM
Oh, no blood shed or injuries in the attack. Just one terrified little black kitten.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 04:05:48 PM
So did I, until I met her.

You met her (Imogene Coca)??  Do tell!!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 04:18:22 PM
Well, I (finally) just ordered "Doctor Who:  The Complete Series" and have signed up (for a trial period of time) for Amazon Prime, where I can get them delivered at the two-day shipping for free!  So, my order should arrive on Tuesday, instead of a couple of weeks or three from now.  I intend to opt-out of the service BEFORE the $79 fee kicks in.  I've always chosen the free shipping option and have not minded the extra wait time...so far.  
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 04:39:03 PM
You met her (Imogene Coca)??  Do tell!!


Remind me on Sunday, George, and I will tell you.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 04:48:11 PM
Oh, no blood shed or injuries in the attack. Just one terrified little black kitten.

If they're not harming one another, you really should consider giving them more time to adjust.

Callie obviously has no use for a "new" cat after finding herself the "sole" cat in your house.

That terrified kitty will grow and defend herself.

And I'm betting Callie wouldn't be antagonistic toward Boo when you aren't around/in the room.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 04:49:07 PM
Remind me on Sunday, George, and I will tell you.

Where will you be seeing George on Sunday?  In the park?
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 07, 2006, 04:50:59 PM
In case you don't notice!

François will be back early next month. I doubt he will have access to a computer during his vacation.

Merde!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 04:54:18 PM
Now who says you can't do the gathering in Tacoma?   If you left now.............. drove all night and all day tomorrow......... took a half hour nap at the rest stop, and then drove the rest of the way; why, you would be here in plenty of time?

I'm still tempted but . . .
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 05:01:03 PM
I'm still tempted but . . .

Come on, do it!  You know you want to...everyone's gonna be there!

;)
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 05:13:03 PM
Where will you be seeing George on Sunday?  In the park?


At lunch, with Jane and Keith .............. in the park................ on a Sunday.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 05:44:59 PM
Well, look at us -- The Three Stooges!
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 05:48:07 PM
Vinnie will be over at some point soon to fix up the fixed computer.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 06:07:35 PM
Sad news to report - Laura Elliot, aka Kasey Rogers, aka Mrs. Guy Haines, has passed away from cancer.  She was a fantastic, warm and wonderful woman who I'm happy to have known for the last six years.
Title: Re:LET'S TWIST AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 06:29:24 PM
If they're not harming one another, you really should consider giving them more time to adjust.

Callie obviously has no use for a "new" cat after finding herself the "sole" cat in your house.

That terrified kitty will grow and defend herself.

And I'm betting Callie wouldn't be antagonistic toward Boo when you aren't around/in the room.

Well, I've put the word out that I'm looking for a home for her. If I can find a good home, I will let her go.  But I'm being very picky. She'll be here in the meantime. I don't plan to put them together again.  We'll see
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 06:30:39 PM
My condolences BK...and please send them on to Guy
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 07:15:42 PM
Oh, that is so sad about Laura/Kasey...one of the last Bewitched cast members and of course she appeared a few times on Perry Mason as well as lots of other TV shows.

That is very sad  :'( and I am very sorry Bruce, I know you really liked her.
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 07:25:54 PM
That's very sad news, BK.  
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Post by: TCB on July 07, 2006, 08:03:09 PM
My deepest sympathies, BK.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 08:14:05 PM
She was a swell woman, and she lived until eighty - pretty damn good.  Her performance as Mrs. Haines is one of the all-time great performances in a Hitchcock film.  I will watch Strangers On A Train this weekend in her honor.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 08:14:21 PM
Now, might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 07, 2006, 08:16:47 PM
Dear Friend BK, I'm so sorry about your friend's death.

The house is quiet tonight.  Mattie, Max and I have watched several LAW & ORDERS, MONK and now PSYCH.  We will soon pass out.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 08:22:47 PM
Media check:

DVD: Episodes of the 1950s TV series MEDIC

DVR: SURFSIDE 6 and WHAT'S MY LINE

CD: The soundtrack to the new Bollywood movie SHAADI SE PEHLE
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 08:23:37 PM
I'm in my home office with Boo.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 08:26:09 PM
Boo looking at the photo of Cal sticking out her tongue
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 08:27:48 PM
I went down to a plaza outside the Promenade tonight and saw Kelley Hunt and her band. Good blues. I think she's from Kansas City. It was a great night for it.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 07, 2006, 08:30:45 PM
Kelley Hunt

http://www.kelleyhunt.com/audio.html
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Post by: Michael on July 07, 2006, 08:33:22 PM
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9G_RquXI69Epl8Bqu6jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12gutkf6f/EXP=1152414999/**http%3a//www.cabaretscenes.com/PerformerPhotos/Harnar-Jeff.jpg)

Just came back from the Colony Hotel where I saw Jeff Harnar perform his 1959 Broadway Songbook show (also available on cd).

Alex Rybeck was a the piano and did the great arrangements. I have been fortunate to get to know Alex these past few years as he has played the piano for several of the performers I have seen live including Jason Graae, Liz Callaway and Faith Prince.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:40:48 PM
Could your life BE any more structured?

Exactly as it has to be for me to get anything accomplished. Otherwise, I would go to sleep every night and not accomplished anything constructive EVER.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:42:23 PM
I saw that Laura Elliot had died a couple of days ago, but I didn't mention it here.
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Post by: Michael on July 07, 2006, 08:46:56 PM
Oh, that is so sad about Laura/Kasey...one of the last Bewitched cast members and of course she appeared a few times on Perry Mason as well as lots of other TV shows.

That is very sad  :'( and I am very sorry Bruce, I know you really liked her.
(http://members.tripod.com/~samstephens/louise2.jpg)

That is sad. Bewitched has always been one of my favorite shows and now it is
Bernard Fox, Alice Ghostly, Charles Lane (Who played many different clients), Dick Wilson (the bar drunk), the Murphy Twins (Tabitha), the Lawrence Twins (Adam)
Did I miss anyone?
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:48:05 PM
Watched about five MARY TYLER MOORE episodes tonight before the USA season premieres started. Three of my all-time favorite MTM shows were on the first disc of the 4th season -

"The Lars Affair" which introduced Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens who was stealing Cloris leachman's husband out from under her nose.

Cloris won the Emmy that year for her performance in this episode.

"The Lou and Edie Story" in which Mr. and Mrs. Grant separate which of course became permanent.

Writer Triva Silverman won the Emmy that year for writing the best comedy episode of that season. She was also named Series Writer of the Year.

"Lou's First Date" where by a mistake, Lou Grant is "fixed up" with an 80 year old woman for his first date after his wife left him.

All superb episodes.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:51:05 PM
I also began watching YOLANDA AND THE THIEF. Hadn't seen it in awhile, and after the sticky sweet A DATE WITH JUDY today, I guess I wanted to see an MGM musical with a little more sophistication. Didn't get very far into the movie - perhaps 35 minutes, so will have a good portion of it to watch tomorrow.

I got the idea for watching it from seeing the "Coffee Time" excerpt in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III yesterday.
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Post by: Michael on July 07, 2006, 08:51:35 PM
I just read this and excuse me if it has been mentioned.

But it was revealed that actor Benjamin Hendrickson from Another World committed suicide. I am sure his friends and co-stars are wondering if they could have helped him. But he must have been so troubled not to reach out to his friends and family.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:52:13 PM
MONK had an OK season premiere episode, but as wonderful an actor as Stanley Tucci is, I didn't think the writers got everything out of him that could have been gotten with him in the episode.

Certainly were some good laughs, however.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 08:55:48 PM
Vinnie came over, but unfortunately we couldn't do the clone because we have to get the serial number from the backup program company and they won't be back until Monday.  Stupid.  They send the serial number in an e-mail, which I saved.  But, when the computer was going nuts about five days' worth of e-mail saves got nuked, including that one.  So, we're booted up again off the external drive and I'll work this way until we can clone the hard drive come Monday (or sooner if they get my e-mail and send it again).  
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:55:58 PM
And then the series premiere of PSYCH. It was funny and certainly different. I enjoyed about 85% of it. The 15% I didn't like were because of Dule Hill as his wise-ass, constantly complaining partner-in-crime. I mean, I get his purpose in the show, but that constant complaining and criticizing grew very tiresome to me over the course of a 90 minute premiere. I hope that aspect will be downplayed a bit on subsequent episodes.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 08:59:31 PM
I see that the DVR will be recording this week's LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL (which is being rerun tonight). I wanted to see it since Eric McCormack (who also produces the show) is guest starring on it as a character very removed from Will Truman. Should be fun to see that.

I have the "season pass" button on now so I won't miss any more of the episodes due to my senility.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 07, 2006, 09:20:53 PM
Well, I'm off to bed now.

Good night, all!
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:22:59 PM
Got the serial number via e-mail, so Vinnie will come back tomorrow and we'll do the clone then.  Now, the question is do I eat anything else?  I ate at eleven-thirty, and still feel slightly full - I had three eggs, bacon, some hash browns (not that much), a salad with ranch dressing, and about a quarter of a piece of pie.  Hmmm.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:23:22 PM
Matt just achieved 17,000 postings.
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 09:24:05 PM
I must say, it's grand to have Ye Olde Laptop back.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 07, 2006, 09:33:52 PM
And I must say, it is grand to have a Bollywood movie to watch...and this weekend's one is....DOSTI, FRIENDS FOREVER (2005) starring Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar.


(http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/content/images/2005/12/23/dosti_gallery_02_470x300.jpg)
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 10:10:53 PM
Congrats to Matt's 17,000!

I'm now watching "Psych" on TV.  I watched a preview of the episode on the Internet earlier this week and thoroughly enjoyed it!  My TV has much better visual quality than my computer monitor...but TV has commercials. :P

;)
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Post by: bk on July 07, 2006, 11:17:40 PM
Well, I guess history really does repeat itself - July = WUSSBURGERS and nothing but WUSSBURGERS.  
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 11:35:06 PM
At least we're no where near the all-time lowest day of posting. ::)

;D
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 11:55:15 PM
After work, I went shopping.  I didn't specifically plan on "shopping," but I bought some things on impulse (never a good thing...but not bad, this time).  A few days ago, Top Foods was advertising Diet Pepsi on sale.  But alas and alack, when I went there today, the sale was no more. :( But they did have 12-packs of some other drinks on sale (just not Diet Pepsi), so I got some (all diet).
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 11:56:37 PM
I did get some Diet Pepsi at Costco last week and still have quite a bit left, but when I saw these (and on sale), I figure, why not? ;D
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Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 11:59:08 PM
I got Vault Zero (never heard of it.  it's "Citrus artificially flavored sugar free hybrid energy soda"...kind of like Squirt and not too bad.  I'm drinking it right now), Diet Squirt (love my glycerol ester of wood rosin and brominated vegetable oil...yes, actual ingredients! ;)), Fresca (I haven't had that in quite a while), Diet Rite Pure Zero cola (with Splenda...never had it) and Diet Rite Pure Zero Tangerine (also with Splenda and never heard of it...sounds good).

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Post by: George on July 08, 2006, 12:00:11 AM
So, I got a lotta drinkin' to do! ;)
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Post by: George on July 08, 2006, 12:01:29 AM
So Jane and TCB, should I bring some on Sunday for you to sample??

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Post by: George on July 08, 2006, 12:05:41 AM
I think I have now removed myself from the Wussburger list (at least, for tonight). ::)

:D
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Post by: bk on July 08, 2006, 12:07:00 AM
And just where in tarnation has Jane been.  And has Ann caught up?  And where is Jed?  
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Post by: bk on July 08, 2006, 12:07:21 AM
New notes and an Unseemly Trivia Contest up shortly.
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Post by: George on July 08, 2006, 12:08:48 AM
Ooo...new contest!  Let's hope I can even get one part of it at all! :)
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Post by: bk on July 08, 2006, 12:09:26 AM
Here is something interesting I learned today.  I was playing my iPod through my mini-speakers near the computer.  It started making all sorts of weird noises.  I unhooked all the plugs, pulled the iPod out, put it all back and still it made awful noises.  And do you know what the cause was?  I was on my cell phone and that was causing some sort of weird interference.  As soon as I shut off the cell everything was fine.
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Post by: bk on July 08, 2006, 12:09:52 AM
We're now down to the last eight signed copies of Deceit.
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Post by: George on July 08, 2006, 12:13:58 AM
Here is something interesting I learned today.  I was playing my iPod through my mini-speakers near the computer.  It started making all sorts of weird noises.  I unhooked all the plugs, pulled the iPod out, put it all back and still it made awful noises.  And do you know what the cause was?  I was on my cell phone and that was causing some sort of weird interference.  As soon as I shut off the cell everything was fine.

This isn't that unusual.  There are some electronic devices that have a warning that they may cause interference and may have to accept interference from other devices (like it's made so that it specifically doesn't prevent it).  It's a pain when it happens, that's for sure. :P