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Title: BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 12:09:39 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had a certain Bruce Force, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're putting on some cologne right now - Brut, to be exact, so they will, in fact, have Brut Force.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 12:14:39 AM
And the word of the day is: DIAPHORESIS!

Which is what happens when I jog.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 12:23:12 AM
Thanks to Jrand and George for their Deceit comments.  When we're up at amazon, be sure to review it.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 03:22:09 AM
Vibage to the Moore clan.

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Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 03:26:08 AM
It's too blankin' early, but I've got to get to work.   :P

At least this means I get off work early, too.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 04:20:56 AM
Good morning all!

I also wish many, many, many vibes to DR Elmore, to his dad, his family and for a safe trip home.

I received my Deceit DVD yesterday!  Hooray!  But I have a problem with it.  You see, it's all nice and sealed and autographed and I'm not sure if I want to break the seal or keep it as is.  

What to do?

I had to laugh at your captions for the Bear/Sheena photo, DR S Woody White.  :)

DR TomovOZ, comfort vibes to your friend.  You had it a little wrong, they didn't disturbe the murderer, the murderer WAS disturbed!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 04:22:51 AM
It's too blankin' early, but I've got to get to work.   :P

At least this means I get off work early, too.

Work is a four letter word.  Bluck....   :P
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 04:23:27 AM
'Morning, Ben!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 04:26:44 AM
Almost downtown.  Sigh.  

Have a wonderful day all!  You New Yorkers, try not to blow anything else up, ok?  :)  ;)  
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2006, 04:26:59 AM
Morning Danise! Glad to see your happy face here.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2006, 04:27:12 AM
I now must go back and finish catching up!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2006, 04:57:14 AM
I am now caught up! I am now returning to the Otto Bremer Foundation.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 05:12:20 AM
On the TV show THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW, wasn't there an "introducing" card before Deborah Walley as SUZIE?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 05:23:07 AM
On the TV show THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW, wasn't there an "introducing" card before Deborah Walley as SUZIE?

I don't think there would have been, DR FJL.  Walley played Gidget in the movies before THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW (I wish that series was on DVD!)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 05:26:29 AM
Oh, good point, Dan.  I wonder why "Deborah Walley as SUZIE" has stood out in my mind, though.  Maybe because she's the only one whose character didn't have the same first name as the actor (in the first season anyway).
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 05:27:50 AM
Congrats to DR TCB on winning this week's UTC.  Also, congrats to CillaLiz for scoring on her first try at the contest.

I kept trying to find a way that made HENRY, SWEET HENRY fit as the flop musical.  Unfortunately, producer Norman Twain didn't seem to do anything of note before mounting B'way shows.  Grrrrrr...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 05:33:48 AM
"My name is Mr. Norman Twain."

What's that from?

:) :)

Or was it "I am Mr. Norman Twain?"
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 05:33:56 AM
Oh, good point, Dan.  I wonder why "Deborah Walley as SUZIE" has stood out in my mind, though.  Maybe because she's the only one whose character didn't have the same first name as the actor (in the first season anyway).

LOL!  How the memory works!  I can still hear the theme music for the show, and how it transposed to a "rock 'n' roll" motif during the "Deborah Walley as SUZIE" credit.

Speaking of AMAZING STORIES, I also remember what a sheer disapointment that was.  I watched it up through the first four or five episodes before realizing that it was not going anywhere.  BK is right about the money that was thrown at this show--lots of it.  But the writing was terrible.  It was like watching THE GOONIES every week.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Michael on July 11, 2006, 05:35:53 AM
The only "introducing" card that I remember off the top of my head was for:

Denise Nickerson in the movier Zero to Sixty.

Which was really strange because she had already been acting for 13 years and was best know for her appearances in Dark Shadows (TV), the cult movie Smile, The Electric Company, Search For Tomorrow and best known as Violet in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

And oh yes she was also Lolita in the infamous bomb of a musical Lolita My Love.

It also turns out that Zero to Sixty was her last perfessional acting role.

Saw this movie in film school and star/producer the late Darren McGavin was there and I asked him why she was being introduced when she had already been acting. He told me that was what she wanted.

Strange very strange. Unless it was a joke on her behalf.  Instead of get introduced on her first film she got introduced in her last!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 05:42:17 AM
Speaking of the Unseemly Trivia Contest, am I the only one who did research in the career of Clara Peller to see if she ever did a B'way musical?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 05:53:01 AM
Good morning, all!  Yesterday was a strange day; I felt poorly all day and I was in bed by 8 PM.  I need to call my doctor in New York today and set up an appointment for tomorrow or Thursday.  I believe the infamous abscess of July 2004 has returned and I don't need more rounds of surgery!

I'm currently finishing up laundry and packing, and then I will help my brother and sister-in-law (and chef par excellenc) rearrange bedding situations to accommodate my dad's moving in.  He seems quite well today after the chemo, and it's a visting nurse appointment at 2:00 pm that will prohibit his riding to the airport with me.  KEEP THOSE TRAVEL VIBES COMING!

DR Tomovoz, thank you for the correction on Ozderek's last name.   I was hoping it would turn out to be our Derek, if only to have a record of him.

Dear Friend BK, I saw a lot of Orders! Orders! in your posts yesterday; I love you, but I don't particularly want a document of Kevin Spirtas' cabaret act.  I have nothing against Mr Spirtas, it's not something I want to add to my already cluttered apartment.

However, if there's no DECEIT DVD waiting for me tomorrow, I shall be most unhappy!

Thank you all for the vibes for my travel and my father!  Please keep 'em coming!

Where is Nursie Jane?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 05:55:47 AM
DR Jose, when you see Marci and Zina, please give them my regards.  I want that EVER AFTER job!

And now the laundry goes to the dryer!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 05:58:19 AM
~ ~ ~ ~ ~   PEACEFUL AND STRESS-FREE TRAVEL VIBES FOR DR ELMORE  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 06:02:00 AM
TOD:

I can't think of any "Introducing..." credits at the mo'.  Did Audrey Hepburn have one for ROMAN HOLIDAY?  Didn't CITIZEN KANE have a card at the end saying "Introducing The Mercury Players"?

I'll have to jog the memory for this one.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 06:14:11 AM
Dan - I did try to find the guy who said "I can't believe I ate the whole thing."  :)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 06:20:57 AM
Dan - I did try to find the guy who said "I can't believe I ate the whole thing."  :)

I did, too.  And the "That's a spicey meatball" guy.  I was stuck in an Alka-Seltzer mode.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 06:43:13 AM
BRUCE FORCE--wasn't that a Quinn/Martin production?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 06:43:44 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!

It's too blankin' early, but I've got to get to work.   :P

At least this means I get off work early, too.

My day started an hour earlier than usual, with a meeting at United Way, so I, too, get to go home early.  My big event this afternoon is training on our new phone system - I now have 2 phones on my desk, but don't know the first thing about how to use the new one.

Travel vibes for DR Elmore!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 06:53:16 AM
Spicy meatball guy and can't believe I ate the whole thing guy were two that I started out with....and I also started out with HENRY SWEET HENRY...whew!

Congratulations to DR TCB!  And to DR CILLA LIZ on her first trivia question correct answer!!

Of course I will add my DECEIT comments at Amazon....when DECEIT gets there....in more detail of course....that will make people WANT to buy the disk.

Is Miss Carroll Baker and/or friend of DR CP Miss June Wilkinson going to be at the Courts Show this time?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jennifer on July 11, 2006, 06:53:36 AM
DR Jose I would love to watch the Janice D. modelling show. But i don't get that station. :(

I loved her on America's Next Top Model.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:54:05 AM
Speaking of the Unseemly Trivia Contest, am I the only one who did research in the career of Clara Peller to see if she ever did a B'way musical?

Was she the "Where's the Beef" lady?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:54:28 AM
Woo hoo! Page two

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:54:49 AM
The Air Conditioner is Dead.....Long live the air conditioner.....
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jennifer on July 11, 2006, 06:55:12 AM
BK, re: the Days of Our Lives fans buying the Kevin Spirtas dvd.

I'm not sure how long he was on the show. But i wouldn't necessarily expect the fans to go as crazy as they did for Matt's show dvd.  Matt has been on Days on and off for probably 20 years and is a huge soap star.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 06:56:28 AM
"Introducing" -

hmmmmm.....Joanne Woodward was very tiresome when she was introduced in "Count Three and Pray" - but it was a showy role for her.

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:56:41 AM
I did, too.  And the "That's a spicey meatball" guy.  I was stuck in an Alka-Seltzer mode.

I looked up the Alka Selzer ones too.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 06:57:25 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!My day started an hour earlier than usual, with a meeting at United Way, so I, too, get to go home early.  My big event this afternoon is training on our new phone system - I now have 2 phones on my desk, but don't know the first thing about how to use the new one.

If it makes a noise, pick it up and say "Hello."  ;D
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:57:47 AM
Congrats TCB and the other winners.  
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 06:57:55 AM
The Air Conditioner is Dead.....Long live the air conditioner.....

Amen.  :P
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 06:59:23 AM
I am sitting here like so much fish waiting for a call from the air conditioner man to see if they have one for me in stock that they can install today. If so, I work at home, if not, I may as well head out to the office....I am REALLY hoping they do. It's supposed to be 100 degrees here by Thursday.  Today is overcast and is only supposed to be in the 80s so it's not bad - humid, but not too hot in here
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 07:01:20 AM
I may as well hit post number 3800
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 07:36:14 AM
If it makes a noise, pick it up and say "Hello."  ;D

Oy, if it were only that easy, DR JRand!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: MBarnum on July 11, 2006, 07:41:49 AM
I am thinking that John Saxon get's "introduced" in Universal-International's film THE UNGUARDED MOMENT (is that correct JRand55?)....and of course June Kenney's introduction in TEENAGE DOLL!!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:01:53 AM
Well, the AC man says he'll be here "after I get the unit loaded up" which doesn't say a whole lot. But he promised it would be installed today, so I will gladly wait around the house. I have a lot of writing to do for work, so I can do that here...actually, once I get started it's a lot easier to do it here - fewer unwanted distractions.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:09:56 AM
Good morning!

[sigh] Humidity has returned to our region, and today should be miserably hot. Rain tomorrow, but no relief today. I plan to stay inside.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 08:09:59 AM
I am sitting here like so much fish waiting for a call from the air conditioner man to see if they have one for me in stock that they can install today. If so, I work at home, if not, I may as well head out to the office....I am REALLY hoping they do. It's supposed to be 100 degrees here by Thursday.  Today is overcast and is only supposed to be in the 80s so it's not bad - humid, but not too hot in here

I had a problem with my central a/c unit last week, but I've had more luck than you DR Cillaliz.  The fan was running but the air wouldn't cool.  The a/c man came yesterday afternoon and attached some kind of jump-start kit to the compressor and it's as good as new.  Plus the a/c man was a cool drink of water himself.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:11:40 AM
I'm almost positive Audrey Hepburn got an "Introducing" title card in ROMAN HOLIDAY (even though it wasn't her first film), and it certainly would be my choice.

Did Hayley Mills get one for POLLYANNA?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:13:00 AM
I'm much later getting in here than usual. Been up since 6:45 but had a pile of things I wanted to get done this morning before settling in with the computer.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: PennyO on July 11, 2006, 08:14:51 AM
Elmore! Good vibes for your family and your trip home. I guess the abcess is tweaking, to illustrate what a pain in the ass all this has been... always check your metaphors!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: PennyO on July 11, 2006, 08:17:10 AM
I'm in LA, waiting for a call from San Antonio. Bruce! I would love to hear the new song! I have written three 'count 'em - three drafts of that scene you asked for... not quite right. I think that's why it has stayed missing from the  novel and the three other versions of the play... I think I just have to commit to an Ending of that Romance.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:17:24 AM
I have MEDIUM, LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL, and PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE from last night to watch.

I want to listen to the commentary on DECEIT.

And I have the remainder of the MARY TYLER MOORE episodes to get through from Season 4.

With only RESCUE ME tonight to watch, I should have plenty of time to squeeze all of this in.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: PennyO on July 11, 2006, 08:18:19 AM
And PS - hey, guys, it's good to be back!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:19:14 AM
Best of travel wishes for all of the HHWs on trips either to home and away from home: DRs Elmore, Rodzinski and TPunk, Jane, and any others I've forgotten.

Sorry about the health issues, DR Elmore. I'll keep the good thought that it isn't what you fear.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 08:22:42 AM
Good Morning!

Hmm... Of course, one of the days I decide not to play the lottery, my number actually comes up!?!?!?!?!

Ah, well.  Guess that means I'll have to make to play some numbers today.

;)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 08:31:36 AM
...always check your metaphors!

Is a Meta-Phor akin to a Metro-Sexual?

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:37:47 AM
We've had the lottery a few months now and Powerball was added fairly recently as well.

I have yet to play a single time. None of the convenience stores near me sell the tickets, and I haven't botered to drive anywhere to get them. Ah, well. They seem to be doing fine without my money.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:40:36 AM
Well, I'm going to head down now and start thinking about what's for lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 08:40:55 AM
Hmm... Of course, one of the days I decide not to play the lottery, my number actually comes up!?!?!?!?!

Didn't Charlie Brown say something like, "When my ship comes in, I'll probably be waiting at the airport"?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 08:41:42 AM

Or was it "I am Mr. Norman Twain?"

Related to Lionel Twain?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 08:46:52 AM
DR elmore:

-Good Health Vibes to Your Father.

-Good Mental Health Vibes to Your Family.  ;)

-Good Travel Vibes to You.  *Do you need someone to pick you up at the airport?

-And I'll see Marcy and Zina and Friday, so.. :)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 08:57:28 AM
And PS - hey, guys, it's good to be back!

And it's great to have you back, DR PennyO!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 08:58:02 AM
Page 3 - just in time for lunch!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 09:07:33 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I slept right through the night.  Much to do before Skip E. Lowe.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 09:11:29 AM
I had a problem with my central a/c unit last week, but I've had more luck than you DR Cillaliz.  The fan was running but the air wouldn't cool.  The a/c man came yesterday afternoon and attached some kind of jump-start kit to the compressor and it's as good as new.  Plus the a/c man was a cool drink of water himself.

Yes, you had much more luck. The jump start thing didn't and the compressor wouldn't start at all, even after cooling over night. The a/c is over 30 years old so it's also very inefficient....plus the a/c man "has a nice personality"  and likes to sing along to the country songs on his radio.   That makes me smile...he seems to enjoy his job and seems to know what he's doing.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 09:14:23 AM
Welcome back Penny O...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 09:15:50 AM
I really must get some work done. It's very humid but overcast, I really did luck out on getting the unit replaced today.  Tomorrow is supposed to start the heat wave
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 09:19:55 AM
Those of a more progressive bent will get a hoot out of Sunday's   Candorville (http://candorville.com/) comic.

Go to site, click on "Read the Comics" and then select 9 July.

der Brucer

(All attempts at posting this strip drove us into Cinerama, or worse!)

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 09:21:29 AM
....plus the a/c man "has a nice personality"  

Do a/c men have plumber's cracks?

der Brucer
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 09:30:58 AM
Related to Lionel Twain?

Neither the Twain have met.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 09:34:17 AM
Hi DR PENNY O!

Travel and home vibes for DRELMORE.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 09:35:02 AM
yes, DRMBARNUM....you are correct....Mr John Saxon was introduced in the final billing sequence as an "exciting new screen personality" in THE UNGUARDED MOMENT, and he did very well!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 09:40:32 AM
Yup he was purty good in that movie....  Esther Williams had to decide between Saxon and George Nader....  As if....   8)

(http://www.dacre.org/flash/www/gbq04988.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 09:44:01 AM
In the movie SIMONE, about a computer-genereated figure called Simone, does anyone remember whether the credits actually said "introducing Simone as Herself?"
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 11, 2006, 09:58:55 AM
At the awards ceremony for the super marathon, the ladies champion accepted her award wearing a diaphoresis gown.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 11, 2006, 09:59:40 AM
Yup he was purty good in that movie....  Esther Williams had to decide between Saxon and George Nader....  As if....   8)

(http://www.dacre.org/flash/www/gbq04988.jpg)

And yet Jeff Chandler was all hers, so long as she was willing to share her wardrobe.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 10:22:09 AM
Elmore! Good vibes for your family and your trip home. I guess the abcess is tweaking, to illustrate what a pain in the ass all this has been... always check your metaphors!

. . . said the little wise woman with the little white bob!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 10:29:16 AM
Best of travel wishes for all of the HHWs on trips either to home and away from home: DRs Elmore, Rodzinski and TPunk, Jane, and any others I've forgotten.

Sorry about the health issues, DR Elmore. I'll keep the good thought that it isn't what you fear.

Thanks, DR Matt H!  The only good thing is that if it is the same form of abscess in the other hip, this time he can't diagnose it.  I've already made the appointment for 3:30 on Thursday, and he will hopefully refer me right to the surgeon to lance it.

I just had a bowl of the most delicious potato soup my sister-in-law made last night, and tonight's dinner smells so good, I'm tempted to change flights to tomorrow.  Alas, it's not to be.

In about 20 minutes, I'm off to Dayton for the flight.  My youngest brother Randy is driving me.  I wanted my dad to come along, but he's got his home care nurse arriving after I leave.  It's been raining here, so I called US Air to confirm the flight was on.   It was the same sort of weather on my last visit, and we landed in NYC on time.

I hear security in NYC is tightening after the Indian railway bombings today, so I hope it's not to bad getting back to Manhattan.

My next post should be from home.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 10:31:33 AM
And yet Jeff Chandler was all hers, so long as she was willing to share her wardrobe.

Or so SHE says!

Her ex-husband's widow says Esther had a tendancy to 'stretch' the truth now and then.  She would often come over in the afternoon saying she needed to fix dinner to take home for "the kids" and proceed to do a bit of cooking at their house and drink a LOT of their booze.  8)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 10:31:40 AM
Good travel vibes, DR Elmore!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 10:32:30 AM
And no "pain in the butt" vibes as well!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 10:32:41 AM
DR elmore:

-Good Health Vibes to Your Father.

-Good Mental Health Vibes to Your Family.  ;)

-Good Travel Vibes to You.  *Do you need someone to pick you up at the airport?

-And I'll see Marcy and Zina and Friday, so.. :)

DR Jose, do you want to come out to LaGuardia?  I'm on flight 2448 scheduled to arrive around 6:34 pm.  I figure by the time I pick up the bag from bagcheck, it will be close to 7 PM!  I'll look for you, and if I don't see you, I'll grab a taxi!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 10:33:32 AM
DR Jose, do you want to come out to LaGuardia?  I'm on flight 2448 scheduled to arrive around 6:34 pm.  I figure by the time I pick up the bag from bagcheck, it will be close to 7 PM!  I'll look for you, and if I don't see you, I'll grab a taxi!

And I repeat again:  it's US Airways!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 10:33:37 AM
I might reget bring the lap top to work today.  They say we might have some bad thunder boomers this afternoon.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 10:34:43 AM
In the movie SIMONE, about a computer-genereated figure called Simone, does anyone remember whether the credits actually said "introducing Simone as Herself?"

The IMDB reports:

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In the original theatrical release, Simone was credited "as herself". In subsequent versions of the film, this was changed to "and introducing Rachel Roberts as Simone."
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der Brucer
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 10:35:43 AM
Good travel vibes, DR Elmore!

Thanks, DR Danise!  I'm miss you this September!  I doubt I can drag DR MBarnum to the op'ry!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 10:35:57 AM
Man that lunch half hour really goes by fast!  Be safe, DR Elmore.  
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 10:37:16 AM
I shall miss you as well.  I would love to go to the op'ry with you again.  I would even let you pick what we would see. :)

Laters all!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 10:37:41 AM
Man that lunch half hour really goes by fast!  Be safe, DR Elmore.  

Always does!  ;D
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jrand70 on July 11, 2006, 10:38:17 AM
Tonight is our dress rehearsal/family night when family members can come and bring their cameras (still NOT vid)....hopefully they will also LAUGH at the funny stuff.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 10:47:32 AM
Good Afternoon!

DR elmore - If I see you at La Guardia, I'll see you at La Guardia.  They're predicting some pretty severe thunderstorms for this afternoon and evening, so...  If they end up messing up the car traffic, I hope they don't end up delaying your flight back home.  I'll check USAir's site for any delays.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 10:50:01 AM
Back from the jog and an errand.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 10:53:28 AM
...bring their cameras (still NOT vid)....

No Video seems a lost cause in world where feature films are being shot from cell phones!

der Brucer
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 10:55:05 AM
Speaking of the Unseemly Trivia Contest, am I the only one who did research in the career of Clara Peller to see if she ever did a B'way musical?

No. ;D

Of course, it got me nowhere. :P
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 10:57:11 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Hmm...  The only possible one that comes to mind is Salvatore Cascio who played Toto in "Cinema Paradiso" or "Nuevo Cinema Paradiso" in some circles.  However, I'm not sure if he was "introduced" in that film.  However, I do remember him being listed as "Salvatore Cascio as "Toto"" in the credits.  Guess I may have to pop the DVD in and take a look.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 10:57:38 AM
yes, DRMBARNUM....you are correct....Mr John Saxon was introduced in the final billing sequence as an "exciting new screen personality" in THE UNGUARDED MOMENT, and he did very well!

I remember Pat Crowley having a credit sort of like this at the end of "Forever Female."  
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 11:04:04 AM
Here he is (was) in his cuteness back in 1989:

(http://course1.winona.edu/pjohnson/images/cinema5.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Jennifer on July 11, 2006, 11:04:48 AM
I'm not sure if DR Elmore has travelled yet. But good travel and health vibes to you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And good health vibes to your dad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: FJL on July 11, 2006, 11:10:05 AM
Thanks, DERBRUCER, for the SIMONE info.  I knew I'd remembered something like that.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 11:37:00 AM
Do a/c men have plumber's cracks?

der Brucer

Not this one
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DERBRUCER on July 11, 2006, 11:43:29 AM
Well we've been treated to commercials for:

BackOn
HeadOn
ActiveOn
FREEdHEM

If the company develops a cure for yeast infections.....

From this and all things that go bump on the body, Dear Lord deliver us.

der Brucer

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 12:01:01 PM
So...

When I was up at New York Stage & Film two weeks ago, I was working with the very talented (and attractive) Asa Somers:

(http://www.thisisblythe.com/albums/albuo77/asaheadshotsmall.thumb.jpg)

Well besides his own website:

http://www.asasomers.com

There is also one for his son, Carpenter:

http://www.carpentersomers.com

*The opening page is VERY cute!  If you need a smile, just click on the "name tag" and read the next page.

:)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 12:37:32 PM
Rodzinski's back.  

I shall now be on my way to do the Skip E. Lowe Show.  After that, it's on to LACC, then on to dinner, after which I shall return.  Keep the home fries burning until my returning.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 12:43:51 PM
We're back! And I'm busy catching up on over a week's worth of posts.  I've caught up through last Friday so only a few more days to go.

Photos and details to follow.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 11, 2006, 12:52:26 PM
Well we've been treated to commercials for:

BackOn
HeadOn
ActiveOn
FREEdHEM

If the company develops a cure for yeast infections.....

From this and all things that go bump on the body, Dear Lord deliver us.

der Brucer


Now I'm envisioning other products in the line of  ****On and where they are directly applied to.  The commercials won't fly on broadcast television.  Maybe not on cable, either.  Maybe if someone does a remake of KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 01:17:30 PM
Hot and muggy here. No surprise for July, but that doesn't make it any more bearable.

Ugh!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 01:21:56 PM
I finished the last disc in the 4th season set of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. What a terrific batch of classic episodes. Among them

Ted campaigns for the Teddy Award and meets Walter Cronkite

Mary and RHoda have a serious falling out that makes them both miserable.

Ted insists on taking the same creative writing course as Mary and then steals her high school prom story.

Mary, Lou, and Murray investigate the singles scene for a live feed segment.

Lou and Rhoda have a date, and then another.

Mary writes a funny obituary that gets her suspended and she quits the newsroom.

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 01:23:25 PM
Watched the first episode of PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE. Just as silly and wacky as I remembered it. I remember that later on in the run, he started using a lot more double entendres, especially with bodybuilder/lifeguard Tito and Cowboy Curtis.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 01:25:27 PM
And LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL had a better episode than last week. Still not up to the first one I saw, but otherwise, it was OK. There were a couple of laughs.

I remember Bonnie Hunt's last series was mostly imrpovisation, and though there would be occasional laughs, it was never as funny as fully scripted half hour shows. I find LOVESPRING to be in the same boat. It might be much funnier if they had a writing staff and fully scripted the show. The characters have the potential to be really funny.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 01:27:13 PM
Welcome back to DRs TPunk and Rodzinski!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 11, 2006, 01:52:20 PM
I posted something 10 minutes ago, but everything dropped out...and I couldn't reconnect for about 5 minutes (that "mysqlsocket" message again).  Don't know if it was my end or what.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 11, 2006, 01:55:01 PM
Got a few DVDs in five packages delivered by UPS today!

The new Fox Classics titles:

The River's Edge (1957 'Scope film)
Keys to the Kingdom
The Black Swan

A couple of Hayley Mills films:

The Parent Trap (original and remake)
Endless Night (Agatha Christie story, 1970s film)

And others:

tom thumb
Gunga Din
Big Wednesday
The Prince and the Pauper (WB's epic starring Errol Flynn and the Mauch twins).

Oof!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 02:17:37 PM
In honor of the late June Allyson, I'm going to watch the episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW where she and Steve Lawrence were guest stars. I haven't seen it in a couple of years, and it'll be nice to see it again.

Then, I plan to rewatch DECEIT with the commentary track.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 02:18:17 PM
I got my Amazon notice that THE BLACK SWAN DVD shipped today, so I won't get it until Thursday.  :(
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 02:19:09 PM
Now, I have some things to take care of including cleaning the living room. Then, it's back to DVD Heaven.


WBBL.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 02:20:34 PM
I'm all caught up! Now I'm just relaxing with two very relieved kitties.  They were very well taken care of in our absence by former DR Jason and current DR Jose.  Walty seems to be experiencing a recurrence of his earlier problem, but I am hoping that a more frequent administering of his medicine combined with tummy rubs will keep him from having to pay another trip to the vet.  I'm not as nervous about it this time since we are here to keep an eye on him.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 03:09:19 PM
I just read on Playbill.com that Barnard Hughes (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100817.html) has died.  He would have turned 91 years old on July 16. :(
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Tomovoz on July 11, 2006, 03:10:16 PM


Where is Nursie Jane?
Last seen on Sunday - in the park with George.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 03:17:40 PM
I don't think there would have been, DR FJL.  Walley played Gidget in the movies before THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW (I wish that series was on DVD!)


That is a scary thought!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 03:38:17 PM
And the word of the day is: DIAPHORESIS!

Which is what happens when I jog.
Originally, the chararcter Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was supposed to say "I PAID HORSES for their DIAPHORESIS," but someone decided the phrase "mare's sweat" was easier to understand.  No, really, it was either Shevlove or Gelbart who awoke one night, absolutely drenched, terrified that the part would be cast with an actor with an uncontrolable lisp.  Try it, say "I PAID HORSES for their DIAPHORESIS" with a lisp, you'll end up wetter than an otter's pocket.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 03:39:36 PM
HOO AND RAY!

My first time submitting a set of trivia answers, the first time I have gotten the answers correct; and, therefore, my first time winning the UTC.

Congratulations to all of the others; Jrand, FJL, and Cillaliz.  I could almost say that we all deserve to share this wonderful prize, but, of course, we don't.  I won it, and I am going to keep it!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 03:57:08 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~Page 5~~~~~[/move]
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 04:08:42 PM
DR TCB - congratulations on your UTC win!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 04:13:59 PM
Is a Meta-Phor akin to a Metro-Sexual?


This is a family site.  Discussing what a Meta-Phor does for a living is, well, we just won't discuss it.

 ::)

As for Metro-Sexual, just when did you last use public transportation?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 04:19:12 PM
Topic du Jour

Who will ever forget that magical moment during the opening credits of THE LAST VOYAGE when we saw the words, "And introducing Tammy Marihugh"

Actually, America had already fallen in love with little Tammy during her appearances on HOUSEPARTY with Art Linkletter.  HOUSEPARTY was also the first place I ever remember seeing a computer -- the giant UNIVAC that took up the whole stage and shot out a whole slew of punch cards to answer one simple question.

To see a more adult version of Miss Marihugh, click on this site:
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http://www.vegasretro.com/vegas_visitor/25_tammy_marihugh.html

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 04:24:18 PM
....I could almost say that we all deserve to share this wonderful prize, but, of course, we don't.  I won it, and I am going to keep it!

As well you should! (he said, begrudgingly...when he couldn't even come up with an answer at all, let alone a correct one. ::))

;D
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 04:25:54 PM
To see a more adult version of Miss Marihugh, click on this site:
[/size]
http://www.vegasretro.com/vegas_visitor/25_tammy_marihugh.html

:o

MY EYES!!

8)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 04:33:31 PM
:o

MY EYES!!

8)


At least, you.......were..........warned.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 04:54:14 PM
Well the air conditioner man NEARLY finished. Which means no air tonight. But the 90 + temps aren't supposed to start until tomorrow. He said he could be done in a couple hours tomorrow AM.  We shall see.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 05:32:55 PM
At least, you.......were..........warned.

Sooo......what's your point??

;)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TCB on July 11, 2006, 05:36:00 PM
Where in tarnation is everyone?  I didn't know that so many of us would be glued to our televisions watching the MLB All-Star Game.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:39:36 PM
So...

When I was up at New York Stage & Film two weeks ago, I was working with the very talented (and attractive) Asa Somers:

(http://www.thisisblythe.com/albums/albuo77/asaheadshotsmall.thumb.jpg)

Well besides his own website:

http://www.asasomers.com

There is also one for his son, Carpenter:

http://www.carpentersomers.com

*The opening page is VERY cute!  If you need a smile, just click on the "name tag" and read the next page.

:)

Not to name drop but Asa and I have exchanged a few emails.  He's a very nice young man.   :)

I made it a point to go see him in "Once Around The Sun"  (OATS for short.) at the Zipper theater when I was in NY back in October.  
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:41:14 PM
I bought the CD for the show and really liked it.  I've played it at work and had people ask me who Asa was.  

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:41:44 PM
And now for your dog picture of the day:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/DofB5/Sheena-The-good-life.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 05:45:25 PM
Esther Williams, meet your match!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 05:46:53 PM
TV Guide Mag lists a programme about Herge and TinTin, to be shown on PBS tonight.

It's not being broadcast on either of our local PBS stations.

Foo.

(Oof backwards.)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 11, 2006, 05:47:37 PM
Der Brucer wants his dinner.  Must go do salad.  Bye.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:49:45 PM
Esther Williams, meet your match!
:)

I hope Der Brucer enjoys his dinner!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 05:50:26 PM
I just read on Playbill.com that Barnard Hughes (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100817.html) has died.  He would have turned 91 years old on July 16. :(

Barney and his wife Helen were dear friends.  I'm sorry to hear that.  I knew he'd been on dialysis for some time.

Yep, I'm back!  I'm so sorry I missed you, DR Jose!!!!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:52:18 PM
Hi DR Elmore!  I was hoping you would show up so I would know you were home safe and sound.  :)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 05:54:50 PM
Well, I'm off to dinner at a sort of fancy restaurant (I'm wearning a brand new shirt, but jean shorts ::)) to celebrate the birthday of my sister's boyfriend (Larry...not Elmore).  Afterwards, we'll all go to my sister's house and open presents.  I bought Larry an autographed photo of his favorite ballet dancer, Patricia Bartlett, who has danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet for quite a while and is (one of?) their best dancers.  The picture was one of a pair that were available and Larry bought the other one for himself.  He doesn't know that I got him the matching picture. ;D
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 05:55:31 PM
Welcome home, Elmore!! (not the same as Larry, my sister's boyfriend ;))

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Danise on July 11, 2006, 05:57:40 PM
I have to be moving along as well.  I have some laundry to put in the dryer and so a few chores before bedtime.  

Hi ho, the high life for me!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 06:37:45 PM
Here I am in Ohio, sitting on my brother's porch keeping Lefty the dog from attacking the home care aide interviewing my dad inside the house.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 06:42:13 PM
Yeow, it's been a wild weather evening here in SW Ohio!  About 7:30 the warning sirens went off here in Middletown and I've found out from TV that a tornado may have touched down up by the local airport.  Also, confirmed reports of one near the Dayton Mall and now predicitons of more east of here, near Wilmington.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 06:43:07 PM
DR Elmore - I'm glad you made it home safely.  Everything OK in the apartment?
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 06:56:03 PM
DR Elmore - I'm glad you made it home safely.  Everything OK in the apartment?

Things are fine, but because of the abscess and my discomfort, I'm not up to dealing with my intern's flakiness at the moment.  I think it's time for him to move out.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:10:37 PM
Hi again everyone. Elmore, it's good to hear that you are back in NYC safe and sound.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:13:03 PM
I wanted to post some pics from our trip.  It seems that we really only took photos when we were in southern california so I'll start with our tour.  We met up with our friend and tourguide Scott in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  We had intended to take his tour but since there wasn't anyone else booked he gave us a private tour in his jeep.  We started at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.  Rodzinski had chicken and waffles, and I had a chicken salad sandwich, fries and a side of gravy.  Awesome food.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:15:54 PM
Then we traveled around the city paying particular attention to places of significance from Sunset Boulevard and also visiting the spot where Mongomery Clift got in his car wreck.  Here is a picture of our buddy Scott.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Tourguideextraordinaire.jpg)

I highly recommend that folks visit his site www.findadeath.com and/or take his tour if they are ever in LA.  He has an amazing amount of knowledge and so clearly loves what he does so he makes for the most enjoyable tourguide.  I can't say enough nice things about him.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:17:29 PM
As we were winding down our tour, Rodzinski asked about how to get over to the Paramount lot.  He offered to take us by, and then on the way called a friend who works there.  His friend got us passes so we were able to spend time wandering around the lot completely on our own.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/ParamountLot.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:18:42 PM
Here's a closeup.  These gates used to be the outside gates, but Paramount bought up the front block and made it part of the studio so these are now inside the main entrance.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Gates.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:29:12 PM
Here is Rodzinski at the stage where Norma Desmond met with Cecile B. DeMille

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Readyformycloseup.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:29:56 PM
And later on at dinner with BK.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/RodzBK.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:30:32 PM
Well the air conditioner man NEARLY finished. Which means no air tonight. But the 90 + temps aren't supposed to start until tomorrow. He said he could be done in a couple hours tomorrow AM.  We shall see.

We had 90s today and they are predicting 100 by the end of the week...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:30:35 PM
Rather a serious pose having to do with the rice pudding.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:32:54 PM
The next day was Disneyland.  We jumped on the shuttle at 9AM and were through the gates by 9:15.  The highlight of the day was probably the fireworks display.  We happened to be through no planning on our part in the most amazing place to watch them.  We were waiting on line for the train in Fantasyland and looked back and forth between the castle in front of us and the fireworks behind us.  We had an awesome view of Tink and the pyrotechnics show and then boarded the train where we watched the remainder of the show- totally awesome.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:33:58 PM
Here was another of my highlights- a photo with Stich, my favorite character.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/PunknStitch.jpg)

As I post I am actually drinking a dirty martini measured and made using my new Stitch shot glass.  Ah the magic of Disney.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:35:11 PM
Jeez I think I look about 20 pounds heavier than I actually am in that photo- is it the angle, or is it the vast amount of fried foods I consumed while in California??
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:35:31 PM
Here I am in Ohio, sitting on my brother's porch keeping Lefty the dog from attacking the home care aide interviewing my dad inside the house.

Nice picture Elmoore.... You look very relaxed. I do send good vibes...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:36:58 PM
Here is Rodzinski with my former favorite character Heimlich, whom he has rechristened Germolligan.  Both this picture and the one above were taken at California Adventure.  Since our passes were actually "park hoppers" and the parks were quite literally across the way from eachother, we went back and forth.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/TomGermoligan.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:37:05 PM
Sorry I ahve not posted for a couple of days... Dealing with some unpleasant news about my dad... I just pray it is caught early and he will have a bit longer on the planet.

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:37:51 PM
And then at 11:15 we caught the last shuttle back to our hotel...

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Exhaustedshopper.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:38:27 PM
Is the shuttle bus ever going to get here??

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Whereistheshuttle.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:38:34 PM
Additional comments from the Matt Fans

Outstanding!!

Excellent!!

Matt was creepily charming!!

Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:39:21 PM
I think it took us all of 10 minutes to fall asleep once we got back to our hotel.  It was a long day but absolutely worth it.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Endofday.jpg)
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:40:42 PM
Another highlight of our day at Disney was the spectacular array of child tantrums.  I won't go into detail, but I will say that it set my biological clock back about 5 years.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: Ginny on July 11, 2006, 07:45:32 PM
Great CA vacation photos, DR TPunk!
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:46:25 PM
It is a bittersweet day for Matt fans....

Many are loving his work on Deceit and they are thoroughly enjoying the play!!  I think Bruce picked the perfect actor for the part.

Matt was let go again at DOOL...  I do hope better things come his way...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:46:39 PM
Other highlights from our time in Northern California: eating Mexican food, In & Out Burger, and Fresh Choice; spending time with my mom and Rodzinski's family; experiencing the 4th of July parade in Morgan Hill, very small town feeling; getting along okay with my sister.

Random highlight: As we were heading back to my mom's house after a day of milling about, we decided to pop by my childhood home on a whim.  There was a for sale sign AND they were having an open house!!! I immediately pulled over and we went in.  There has only been one owner since we moved out about 9ish years ago so it was cool to see what they had done.  While I didn't appreciate their "decor" I did respect the amazing amount of work and money they had put into the house over the years - as evidenced by the crazy pricetag.  It was really nice to be able to walk around and put some old memories to rest.
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:49:06 PM
Congrats to TCB on winning...
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:49:45 PM
ON second thought... .Maybe that is why Matt's name has not appeared in the credits since January..
Title: Re:BRUCE FORCE
Post by: TPunk on July 11, 2006, 07:50:47 PM
And then today:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e292/tpunk/Killbotincage.jpg)

That is Killbot in Walty's cat carrier- I tried with no avail to get him into it on the Friday before we left for vacation so that I could take him into the vet.  He was not into it at all- and I have the scars to prove it.  I finally had to beg and plead and push him into Killbot's carrier which is a softer Sherpa carrier bag.  But I decided to his hard carrier out while we were gone so they could get better used to it.  Well apparently Killbot thinks it's her new hangout.  
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 11, 2006, 07:52:28 PM
I found this photo of Barney Hughes.  I really loved him.  In 1990, I begged him to do the Toymaker in the Houston Grand Opera BABES IN TOYLAND but he couldn't get out of BLOSSOM to do it.  He was a wonderful actor.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 07:53:03 PM
TPunk, glad you had a wonderful time... From the pictures, you have shared, it was!!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 11, 2006, 08:07:10 PM
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Sending vibes for DR DakotaCelt's dad.
My prayers are with all of you.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:15:49 PM
Great pics, DR TPunk. Thanks for posting them.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:20:30 PM
Very sorry to read about Barnard Hughes. Always enjoyed him in everything I saw him do, but my favorite memory of him is holding poor shocked Carole Shelley's hand as she accepted her TOny for THE ELEPHANT MAN. She wouldn't let him go, and he was so gracious and loving to simply stand there holding her as she expressed her thanks.

A special man.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:26:20 PM
I began my evening of viewing just as I said I would: with the episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW that featured June Allyson. Judy was very hoarse the night of the taping, so her vocals aren't great. June was petrified to be in front of an audience though she did a cute dance to "The Doodle Song." The outtakes on the disc were lots of fun. Steve Allen dropped by for Judy's "Tea for Two" segment (she was expecting Roddy MacDowell and was shocked to see him there), and they had some clever banter. There was some sloppy dress rehearsal footage and an impromptu song by Mel Torme after the show had finished taping celebrating his 38th birthday. I've never been a huge fan of Mel Torme, but in that off the cuff song, he didn't seem to be trying for that "Velvet Fog" sound and just sang full out, and it's the most appealing I've ever seen him as a performer.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:28:27 PM
Next came DECEIT with the commentary track turned on. Lots of insider information that was very interesting, enjoyable, and revealing, and thank goodness it wasn't a narration of what we were seeing on the screen. BK is much too knowing to put viewers through a waste of time like that.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:30:09 PM
SInce I had a little time left before the start of my only TV program over the air, I put in Season 7 of FRIENDS and watched the Christmas episode - "The One with the Holiday Armadillo." Hilarious from beginning to end.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:31:48 PM
RESCUE ME had another fun outing though I wanted more of some of the others and a little less of star Denis Leary's story. But, it IS his show, so I guess it's understandable he'd be in 80% of it. There are just so many interesting characters, and one feels cheated when some are almost totally overlooked any particular week.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:34:25 PM
Page Seven Rattigan Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:49:42 PM
Unless TOO MANY GIRLS comes tomorrow, I'm not expecting anything new DVD-wise in the mail, so I'll be going to the shelves for something to view.

I'd like to get to another Hercule Poirot mystery. There are two more left in the most recent boxed set (but I saw CARDS ON THE TABLE on A&E a few months ago), so that's one possibility.

I still have THE DETECTIVE waiting to be watched. THE GOOD EARTH came the other day, and I haven't seen it for awhile, but it's pretty long, and I'm not sure I'm in the mood for something longer than two hours.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:50:03 PM
Good health vibes to DR Dakota's dad
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Post by: Matt H. on July 11, 2006, 08:50:10 PM
Anyway, I guess it's time for bed.

So, good night, all!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:50:59 PM
DR Elmore, love the photo on your brother's porch. Glad you are home safe and sound....Abcess go away vibes to you
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:51:48 PM
TPunk - Great photos, thanks for sharing.   Wow Boo and Kilbot really do look a lot alike.  How is Walty?
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:52:26 PM
It is hot in my house tonight and I don't mean the fun kind.   I guess this will make a cool house tomorrow all the better.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 11, 2006, 08:52:58 PM
I think I shall go take a nice cool bath and then to bed.   It really helped me sleep last night.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 11, 2006, 08:53:33 PM
Welcome back home Larry!

And welcome back home TPunk and Rodzinski! I loved the photos...especially the Paramount ones! What fun!!!
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Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 09:01:52 PM
Great pictures Larry and TPunk!!

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Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 09:02:56 PM
~~~Health Vibes to DR DakotaCelts's dad!!~~~
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Post by: George on July 11, 2006, 09:06:02 PM
I'm back from the (too, too filling) dinner for my sister's boyfriend's birthday.  A LOT of food and I ate it all...even the cake. ;D Larry (my sister's boyfriend) LOVED the picture of Patricia Bartlett that I got him.

Now, I'm home watching "Kathy Griffin:  My Life on the D List."  Right afterwards, I plan on watching "Deceit" again, this time with the commentary.  That should be fun. ;)
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Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM
Back from a reallllly long day.  I'll have full details in the notes, but I'm glad to be home and shall now go try to watch a DVD.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 10:07:17 PM
Good Evening!

I ended up heading out to dinner with James (Ollie's) and then we headed across the street to Lincoln Square to catch "The Devil Wears Prada".  A very nice evening.
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Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 10:08:17 PM
I was a bad boy - just had three Mrs. Field's cookies.  Oh, well.  Had pasta bolognese for dinner and that's the only meal o' the day, plus brisk jog, so hopefully I'll be fine.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 11, 2006, 10:08:17 PM
DR DakotaCelt - Vibes to Your Father!  -And to You and Your Family too.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 10:12:47 PM
THanks for the vibes one and all!!

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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 10:18:25 PM
My thoughts and observations on DECEIT!!

I greatly enjoyed this well written thriller comedy and sat riveted through the entire thing. I thought I had it figured out as to what was going to happen only to have it completely surprise me by the ending. I tip my hat to you Bruce!! Excellently written and directed.

The acting and timing were excellent and I found parts of quite funny. All three of you did well. In Matt's character i saw shades of old-school Jack and Haver.  A hint of snark but edged with a hint of chaming deviousness.

All in all it was a thrilling fun ride! Thanks for the ride Bruce!!

BTW, Many of Matt's fans give the play thumbs up and they also greatly enjoyed the play and of course Matt!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 10:39:20 PM
bk, please let Matt know that I greatly enjoyed his performance in Deceit!
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Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 10:45:36 PM
I'll be seeing Matt this Sunday when we do the Hollywood Collector's Showcase.  Please let any of his LA fans know he'll be there, and to come say hey to me, too (I should be sitting next to him or nearby).
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Post by: bk on July 11, 2006, 10:53:49 PM
Now, Dakota, we need to spread the word about Kevin's DVD to Days people, since a lot of folks around these here parts don't seem to be interested in it (surprising to me, but that's life in the big city).
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 10:55:49 PM
I do have to say in Deceit, my cell phone has the same ringtone that Matt's had in the play.... It was funny when it rang in the play, I thought mine went off!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 11:00:52 PM
I am listening to the commentary now after watching hte play, In one scene I kept seeing STephen Haver...

The commentary is rather interesting..
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 11, 2006, 11:01:49 PM
I have posted some notes...

I am waiting for my contact at Soaptown to return, she has been out of town for a family emergency.