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Title: I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:45:12 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were very Roman, and now it is time for you to post until the I, Cowsius come home.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:47:46 AM
And the word of the day is: BURGOO!
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Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 12:51:24 AM
~~~Vibes and xylophones for BK's friend David!!~~~
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Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:52:01 AM
Here's a little photograph from Susan Egan's cabaret show - see if you can identify everyone.
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Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 12:54:20 AM
So, did Mr. Magoo ever eat Burgoo?? (I know that those don't really rhyme, but it's the best I can do.)

I had to look up what burgoo is...it doesn't sound appetizing. :P
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:55:59 AM
And here's a lovely photograph from Heather MacRae's Friday night show.  See if you can figure out who's who.
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Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 12:56:41 AM
Here's a little photograph from Susan Egan's cabaret show - see if you can identify everyone.

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/Group_Shot_with_Susan1.jpg)


I don't know who the two women in the middle are.  I probably am supposed to, but I don't. ::)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:56:54 AM
I think in the Heather photograph you can see the new svelte body despite the loose shirt.  
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Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 12:57:45 AM
In the Susan photo the two women are - Adryan Russ and Rosalyn Kind.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 12:59:40 AM
In the Susan photo the two women are - Adryan Russ and Rosalyn Kind.

Ahh.  The few pictures that I've seen of each of them are from different angles and were taken quite a few years ago.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 01:01:16 AM
I think in the Heather photograph you can see the new svelte body despite the loose shirt.  

That means that the shirt is loose because of the svelte body.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 01:15:42 AM
So who are the people with you and Heather MacRae?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 01:16:56 AM
Or do you want to give other people a chance to guess?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 01:17:51 AM
Either way, I must get up very early in the morning (at least, that is the attempt ::)), so I must say good night.  You can't accuse me of Wussburgering, this time! ;)

Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 03:24:45 AM
The BURGOO that der B and I make from OUR BOG out back includes flying squirrel meat.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 03:32:52 AM
I feel lousy today.  The cold that was developing yesterday has not abated.  Bleh.

But I don't feel lousy enough to not go in to work.

That's REALLY lousy.
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Post by: Ben on July 24, 2006, 04:32:56 AM
Anthony thanks you for the vibes for Elinor. He has spoken to her and she's on the mend but he still wants to go out and make sure she and George are doing alright.
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Post by: Ginny on July 24, 2006, 06:31:15 AM
Monday morning greetings!  

It must be summer, because I'm in the midst of making the blueberry pie that I only make when fresh berries are available at a reasonable price.  It's so easy:  graham cracker crust, fresh blueberries drizzled with red currant jelly (heated until liquid & clear); chill and top with sour cream.  The most difficult part is finding jars of red currant jelly.  

Yum, it'll be the perfect dessert after the meat loaf dinner I have planned for my family.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: elmore3003 on July 24, 2006, 07:33:03 AM
Good morning, all!  I slept 11 hours last night, and dragging myself out of bed was an effort.  For the past hour I've been blocked from the site:  "too many connections."

Now I want to watch I, CLAUDIUS again!

I have nothing else to report at the moment.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 07:38:48 AM
Good morning!

Somewhat overcast here, a bit cooler than usual for this time of morning, but still humid outside and not likely to get better. Still, not supposed to get out of the low 80s today, so that's something at least.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 07:40:24 AM
I could be wrong, but I believe Sian Phillips' character in I, CLAUDIUS is named Livia, not Lavinia. The Nancy Marchand character in THE SOPRANOS was named Livia in honor of this monster mother from I, CLAUDIUS, I think.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 07:41:15 AM
I read in the newspaper this morning the obituary of actor Mako. Sorry to read of his passing.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 07:43:50 AM
I'm expecting my Film Noir #3 box of DVDs today, so I will more than likely watch one of those today. I want to finish the TWILIGHT ZONE episodes I started on the disc last night as well. There are four on the disc, but "The Lonely" (with the recently late and lamented Jack Warden coincidentally) is all too familiar so I'll just watch the others.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 07:45:40 AM
I've also got last night's episodes of DEADWOOD, ENTOURAGE, and RENO 911! to watch at some point today.

Wow! That's a lot to squeeze in particularly since I'm having my usual Monday lunch with best friend John today.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:19:46 AM
Going to get cleaned up now for my lunch outing.


WBBL.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 08:29:22 AM
We finally got a little relief from the heat last night.  It was actually "cool" outside with a low in the mid-60s.  Only trouble is, there were several "hot pockets" in my house that no amount of fan blowing seemed able to eradicate.

I'm not a hot weather person.

Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 08:40:47 AM
I broke my personal heat stress (despite A/C in my living room) by taking in "Superman Returns" yesterday afternoon (I used my Hollywood Movie Money ticket that came with Season 3 of "Lois and Clark"!).

On the whole, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.

One major quibble, however, is that the writers seemed not capable of providing any dialogue of merit for Clark/Superman and Lois Lane.

In two scenes, Lois asked the same questions of him.  In retrospect, the reasons for the questions were that he had left without saying goodbye five years ealier.  So...now she feels she must ask every time he flies away if she'll be seeing him again.   It just didn't have any resonance for me....the relationship between them, that is.

SPOILER




SPOILER



Of course it does bear mentioning that Lois had Superman's child in his absence...and that child has some super abilities even at age 5.  Eva Marie Saint was featured, all too briefly, as Martha Kent.  Sad scene with her, though, when Superman was in ICU recovering from a major exposure to Kryptonite, she had to stand outside on the street with well-wishers because she couldn't blow his identity as Clark Kent (not that anyone would have ever believed her).

Noel Neill had a death-bed scene (left all her money to Lex Luthor, she did) and Jack Larsen had a bit as a bartender.  

I found myself wishing, a few times, that they'd come up with something other than a Lex Luther, super-villain, adversary.  But Kevin Spacey, when the writing was great, was totally ON as Lex and that was fun.

There are some exhilarating scenes...Superman flying...for the sheer thrill of the act itself....could have gone on twice as long as they did for my money (Hollywood Movie Money though it may have been).  The overhead shots of Metropolis and the sheer speed they gave to Superman (truly faster than a speeding bullet at last) were wonderful.

I have to say that the opening action sequence is one of the most exhilarating I've ever seen....and I put my hopes higher than I'd imagined they could be.  But...the rest of the film didn't quite live up to that exhilaration and didn't have an emotional connection for me.  Strike that.  There was one brief moment where it was truly emotinal:  The end credit that read "In loving Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve."   That tore me up.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 08:45:20 AM
Makoto Iwamatsu: Rest in Peace.

 :-\
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 08:46:13 AM
Incription on the wall of a Roman ruin:

Flkivs yvr Bkivs!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 08:50:29 AM
I feel lousy today.  The cold that was developing yesterday has not abated.  Bleh.

But I don't feel lousy enough to not go in to work.

That's REALLY lousy.

I'm feeling similarly.  Last night I was feeling like my cold had gone away, but there are remnants of it today.  This morning on the train into work, I felt completely out of it but coffee helped.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 08:53:47 AM
We watched Deceit last night.  Lots of twists and turns, we had fun trying to guess the outcome.  At one point I thought that for sure I had it, but I was wrong.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 08:54:14 AM
Pagina Dos! Bailamos!!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 09:02:02 AM
I could be wrong, but I believe Sian Phillips' character in I, CLAUDIUS is named Livia, not Lavinia. The Nancy Marchand character in THE SOPRANOS was named Livia in honor of this monster mother from I, CLAUDIUS, I think.

Isn't that what I said?  I'll go look at the notes, but that was my obvious point.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 09:05:47 AM
Oops (spoo spelled backawards) - it was late when I wrote the notes - I meant Livia, of course (otherwise my point makes no sense) and have fixed the notes.
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Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 09:08:44 AM
(to the tune of Hello dolly)

You're looking svelte, BK
Ladies melt, BK
When they flirt, it's your loose shirt
That keeps 'em comin' on

Oh, well, I thought I was on to something, but maybe not.

But it's a post, anyway.  :)
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Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 09:10:00 AM
It's noon here, but it feels early for some reason.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 09:21:23 AM
Oops (spoo spelled backawards) - it was late when I wrote the notes - I meant Livia, of course (otherwise my point makes no sense) and have fixed the notes.

You had me doubting my sanity for a moment. An easy thing to do these days. (reference my washing my billfold yesterday.)
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Post by: Jrand68 on July 24, 2006, 09:48:31 AM
Bird 'Taps' playing.

Sad news.
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Post by: Jrand68 on July 24, 2006, 09:49:54 AM
DR GINNY - our local MEIER store has some nice desk chairs, if you didn't find one already.

Auditioning for a role in TO KILL A  MOCKINGBIRD tonight....time will tell.  I will be thinking of MR BK's departed pelicans, as I do.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jrand68 on July 24, 2006, 09:51:03 AM
Many people encroaching on my time today.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

And spending some time tonight with Molly before she flies off to Seattle tomorrow....I guess I didn't do enough to make her stay.

Time will tell if it is the right decision for her....

Back later or sooner....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 10:08:21 AM
I, too, was sorry to read about the birdlets.

In a perverse way, though, it reminded me of a bygone tale of flying dead things in BK's old house.

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 24, 2006, 10:16:30 AM
In honor of BK's birdies:

I'll fly away,
Oh, Glory.
I'll fly away.
When I die,
Hallelujah, by and by,
I'll fly away.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 11:02:21 AM
No posts in forty-five minutes.  Sorry, but it is DEADLY around here and I think we need some frenzies instead of people sitting on their complacent butt cheeks staring at the ceiling and dreaming of Rod McKuen poetry.  Skammen, I say, and skammen I say again.  You know me - I'm a loose cannon, baby, and I might just suddenly lock the discussion board until July is over because the heat has gotten to me and I've become quite insane and may do anything.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 11:12:06 AM
Just had a visit from the DWP to see why the bill is so high - he did some checking and said my water consumption is down 25% from last year.  I explained to him that that is NOT reflected on my bills, so further checking is in order.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ben on July 24, 2006, 11:16:12 AM
Perhaps they are counting all the sweat passed through the Californians (and New Yorkers) as they work their way through the Heat Wave. Although it is nice in New York today. It's supposed to get hot and muggy again later in the week, but right now it's pleasant. And I say Hoo and Ray!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 11:28:03 AM
They all disappeared without a post.  All right, I've said that I'm a loose cannon - I guess everyone wants me to prove it.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 24, 2006, 11:34:40 AM
I tried to get onto this site this morning (around 9:30am ET) but couldn't! :(
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Post by: Ben on July 24, 2006, 11:35:59 AM
Perhaps you have Water Gipsies in your pool.

I just picked up the Original London Cast of The Water Gipsies by Vivian Ellis. It's listed as a "musical play by A.P. Herbert with music by Vivian Ellis" I will play it this evening.

I also got the demo recording of All American which is reviewed at Playbill On-Line

Strouse and Adams (http://www.playbill.com/features/article/101007.html)
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Post by: Jennifer on July 24, 2006, 11:48:51 AM
DR Jose, I watched Big Brother last night and most of Miss Universe.  Althought I don't really care for the fact that we don't get to hear them speak till the end of the show!

I thought the winner was the worst of the final 5. I just didn't care for her.

My favorite parts of the show thought were 1) the opening seeing all the costumes from the various countries and 2) the evening gown comp.
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Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 11:58:50 AM
I'm finally at work.  My cat threw up last night before I went to bed and then when I woke up, I found that she had thrown up again.  I hope it's nothing serious. :o She otherwise doesn't seem sick.
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Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 12:33:41 PM
Vibes for George's kitty!
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Post by: MBarnum on July 24, 2006, 12:34:59 PM
I just finished interviewing the delightful 1950s Columbia Studios starlet Angela Stevens...it was a lot of fun!!!
 
She appeared in 3 or 4 Three Stooges short subjects as well as the movies CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN, JACK MCCALL DESPERADO, THE HOODLUM, and some Jungle Jim movies. Her first movie was TEA FOR TWO and she had a small role in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Donna Reed was not very nice to her!).
 
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/34/13/99f.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on July 24, 2006, 12:40:22 PM
Isn't she purty!

Believe it or not she was just a housewife looking to earn a second income for the family and sort of fell into films, which she had no interest in...just so long as she got that paycheck!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 24, 2006, 12:53:18 PM
They all disappeared without a post.  All right, I've said that I'm a loose cannon - I guess everyone wants me to prove it.

Dear Friend BK, your package arrived!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:09:43 PM
Miss USA wore the evening gown designed for her by Kayne, one of the Project Runway contestants, in last week's show:
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Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 01:10:25 PM
Goodie!  Wait until you hear me playing the piano - more clams than a Howard Johnson's.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:11:03 PM
I'm finally at work.  My cat threw up last night before I went to bed and then when I woke up, I found that she had thrown up again.  I hope it's nothing serious. :o She otherwise doesn't seem sick.

Oh, George....thanks so much for sharing this info with us.

(Maybe it's the heat?)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 01:11:25 PM
It's unbearably hot here.  Thinking about food and finally turned on the air.  Have done some writing but not enough, so I'll turn my attention to that right now.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:22:47 PM
In order to stay cool this weekend, I had to shut off my bedroom from my main room (where the A/C unit is in the window).  My bedroom is where my computer is.  And it's been an oven in there for days, it seems.

It sits in a corner that is one of the "pockets" of warm air that never seems to disperse no matter how much cooler the room gets when I turn the fan on.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:24:46 PM
This is our 10th consecutive "Spare the Air" day.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:26:11 PM
I went for a walk before lunch.  The heat wasn't unbearable, but the humidity truly took its tool on me.  I walked for about half an hour.   It took more than 90 minutes for my "internal furnace" to stop generating heat.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:27:02 PM
Lunch today was grilled salmon with herbed rice, steamed veggies and a nice salad (w/olive oil and lemon as a dressing).







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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 01:30:55 PM
Before I set out yesterday to see "Superman Returns" (the house was packed!), I watched the musical "Doctor Dolittle".

I had seen it on TV in the past, but never in this form.  It's a wholly different film when it's not cut all to shreds.

I rather enjoyed it, for the most part.  The music is melodious (and that's no small feat given today's tendency to feature unmelodic songs).  I'd have dropped a song or two (Crossroads of Life is way too languorous to be interesting).

I'd certainly never heard the overture/intermission/exit playout music before!

A nice surprise, that movie.


(And I wonder how amused Rex Harrison was to go from making over Eliza Doolittle to being Dr. Dolittle?)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 01:34:48 PM
Oh, George....thanks so much for sharing this info with us.

(Maybe it's the heat?)

Umm...sorry. :-\ ;) I was assuming it was the heat, but so far, she otherwise seems fine.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:39:00 PM
My lunch time ran very late due to friend John not arriving on time and then spending time after lunch at CompUSA while I searched for some things for his job. (He's the IT guy for the museum where he works.)
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Post by: Charles Pogue on July 24, 2006, 01:40:21 PM
So slim, BK...as was once said of Basil Rathbone.  "He looks like two profiles pasted together!"  
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:40:41 PM
"Crossroads of Life" is one of my favorite songs in DOCTOR DOLITTLE!

If I'd have dropped something, it would have been the title song in the second act.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:43:18 PM
When I got home, I found I did receive my Film Noir box as expected. To my surprise and delight, I also received Season 1 of MEDIUM. I didn't buy this when it was first released a few weeks ago because I felt it overpriced. MEDIUM was a mid-season show and only 16 episodes were produced that first year. To asked over $40 for 16 episodes was simply not a price I was willing to pay. On Friday, I found a used copy for less than half that, and it came today, so I knew what I was going to watch this afternoon.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:44:57 PM
Before I put in MEDIUM, I finshed watching "I Sing the Body Electric" from the third season of THE TWILIGHT ZONE which I had begun last night. David White (Larry Tate from BEWITCHED) played the father and among the children was Veronica Cartwright. She must have done this right before starting THE BIRDS. Anyway, she's marvelous in the show.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:47:02 PM
One nice surprise on the first disc of MEDIUM is that two versions of the pilot were available. The televised version came first followed by a choice of seeing an expanded version which, naturally, I chose. Unlike the other episodes with 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, this expanded edition of the pilot had only Dolby Surround 2.0. Otherwise, though, it's the pilot with a couple of extra scenes. What fun to see it with these extra moments.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 01:48:59 PM
Then I watched the second episode which had the full 5.1 sound. The episodes are all widescreen and enhanced, so they look and sound wonderful. (The second one dealt with Allison aiding in jury selection.)

There are also deleted scenes with each of the episodes which I also watched when I finished watching the actual episode.

They've done a good job with the package, at least what I've watched thus far.
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Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 02:02:45 PM
Can you imagine trying to cast I, Claudius today?  Vince Vaughan?  That awful actor from Phone Booth who's now a flavor of the month?  Brad Pitt?  Julia Roberts as Livia?  I mean, the mind boggles.

I really have to figure out the food situation as I'm starving right now.  
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Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 02:21:55 PM
Nothing to frenzy about today, but just wanted to say hi.
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Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 02:24:01 PM
TOO FRIED TO FRENZY - my new article about internet activity in a room with an air conditioner that seems to be blowing out warm air
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 02:38:10 PM
Can you imagine trying to cast I, Claudius today?  Vince Vaughan?  That awful actor from Phone Booth who's now a flavor of the month?  Brad Pitt?  Julia Roberts as Livia?  I mean, the mind boggles.


Of course, they didn't cast American actors back in 1976, so I doubt they'd try it now. Colin Farrell is Irish, of course, and might be able to play, say, Germanicus. But I wouldn't mind seeing Clive Owen and Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith and Jeremy Northam and Ian McKellen try some of these parts. And Patrick Stewart is still around and could probably play something, too, though obviously not Sejanus.

Who could play Caligula now? Maybe the actor who played Cedric Diggory in the last HARRY POTTER movie (with blonde hair, of course).
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 02:40:08 PM
Bruce-you a looking good!
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 02:40:56 PM
Ginny I hope the quality of your shirt is better than mine.  I should have gotten a medium instead of a small so the fit would be a bit looser.  I don’t like the feel of the fabric against my skin.

Reminds me, I’ll see if I can post a few more photos of our trip.

Your blueberry pie sounds delicious.  I haven’t been able to get to the growers market for good blueberries and it looks like I will miss tomorrow again.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 02:42:31 PM
Off now to start on the cleaning chores for the week. Then, I think I'll watch another MEDIUM (there is one more episode on disc 1, side 1) and then probably ENTOURAGE and RENO 911 from last night.
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 02:55:27 PM
Hubbard Glacier was incredible!  It is difficult for me to decide which photos best capture our experience.  

The captain was able to take the ship closer than usual.  As it was the 4th of July the glacier decided to give us a grand show with thunderous sound effects.  Calving, as it is called when hunks of ice fall off the glacier, was something to watch.  At one point I thought if one entire section were to calve at once we would be in big trouble.  Fortunately only about half of the section calved, causing a mini tidal wave & rocking the ship.  It was AWESOME!!!.  

And yes, it is sad the glaciers are melting, still it is amazing to watch.

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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:02:16 PM
The beautiful green mountain next to the glacier.
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:06:10 PM
Overall view of Hubbard Glacier.
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:13:08 PM
In the middle of the photo you can see the big splash from the calving.  To the right of that notice the large white area.  The white areas are where the ice has calved.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 24, 2006, 03:18:16 PM

Who could play Caligula now?

Ioan Gruffudd could play it.
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:19:42 PM
Unfortunately this photo doesn’t capture the mini tidal wave.  I wish I had a recording of the sounds of thunder & the tremendous splash followed by the roll of waves which rocked the ship.  It was very exciting.
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Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 03:24:01 PM
Wow!  Those are some pictures, Jane!
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:25:27 PM
I was going to stop and then I found a slew more from Hubbard Glacier.  This is one of my favorite photos from the trip.
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Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 03:26:15 PM
Thanks George.  That's it- for now.
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Post by: PennyO on July 24, 2006, 03:44:20 PM
Oh, beautiful photos, Jane! I love the one of you and Keith!

Bruce - gonna call ya about maybe doing the reading tomorrow - do you have another actress for Jolie's part? Jolie is still outa town... sometime in the early afternoon, if I can get the Man 1? Got a Man 2 for me? Maybe I got one. Expect my call...
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 03:45:47 PM
My point is they wouldn't make it with Brits today.  They wouldn't make it at all today without tarting it up - I mean, Alexander?  Gladiator?  Troy?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ginny on July 24, 2006, 03:46:00 PM
Awesome pictures, DR Jane!  Mind if I forward a few to my mom?  She's getting very excited about her trip.  After spending the day with her, I'm going to try not to worry about her wobbliness.  We shopped today for a new bedspread for her - found just what she wanted at Bed, Bath & Beyond and had a nice lunch at Culver's Frozen Custard.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: PennyO on July 24, 2006, 03:51:21 PM
I'm stuck here, waiting for the frigging motorhome repairs at least until Thursday... the $$$ are mounting - it is now probable that these $$$ on repairs have exceeded the worth of said motorhome... but who's counting??? OY!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: PennyO on July 24, 2006, 03:52:37 PM
Hahahahahahaaaa! Page four leaking wallet dance!!!

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Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Charles Pogue on July 24, 2006, 04:00:44 PM
You could find plenty of really good British actors who could do I,Claudius. Would it be as good as the one you're watching. Doubtful, maybe if they kept the same script.  The actors are out there, whether they would be the actors who would get chosen or not is another question.  The ones I'm thinking of most people over here have never heard of.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 04:18:01 PM
Thanks Penny & Ginny.

Ginny, of course not.  What is the link again for your mother's trip.  I might have some tips for her.  Please tell her we were exceptionally lucky at the glacier & weather wise in general.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TCB on July 24, 2006, 04:38:58 PM
I never thought I would be thrilled to have the weatherman predicting 86 degrees for tomorrow.  However, since that is about eight degrees cooler than today, it will be an improvement.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 05:00:22 PM
My point is they wouldn't make it with Brits today.  They wouldn't make it at all today without tarting it up - I mean, Alexander?  Gladiator?  Troy?
Since I, Claudius was a Brit TV production, I don't see why they couldn't still have the same quality as the original, no "tarting."  Sure, they might work in some effects shots, for crowds and vistas, that sort of thing, but the quality of acting is still there in England, same as it was.

Now, sure, if they wanted to make an I,C movie, then the tarting would be part of the equation, making it more of an I,C-k movie.  But can you imagine having to cut all of that rich storyline?  Ick would be right.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 05:01:28 PM
Charles and I are in agreement... again.  The universe must be out of whack.   :o
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on July 24, 2006, 05:03:49 PM
BIG HOLLYWOOD PICTURES PRESENTS

MIKE MYERS   CHRIS ROCK
OWEN WILSON

AYE-YI-YI, CLAUDIUS!

ALSO STARRING

IAN MCKELLEN     LINDSAY LOHAN     TOPHER GRACE

AND

SHIRLEY MACLAINE AS LIVIA

WRITTEN BY Nora Ephron  Joss Whedon  Steven Soderbergh  Ben Stiller   Quentin Tarantino

DIRECTED BY THE FARRELLY BROTHERS
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 05:07:03 PM
ROTFLMAO!! ;D
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 05:12:01 PM
I guess I'm not being clear - I don't think they'd make this as a mini-series today.  I think it would be a film, and not a Brit film.  I think it would be close to the post above.  And even if it was made as a mini-series it WOULD be tarted up with CGI and fast editing and bombastic wall-to-wall music and hyperactive shaky camerawork.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 05:25:52 PM
Miss USA wore the evening gown designed for her by Kayne, one of the Project Runway contestants, in last week's show:

Well, since I am just now watching that episode on NBC...guess I know who wins   :(
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 05:30:55 PM
Personally, I don't find CGI "tarting", when it is used with restraint.  And the Brit television productions I've seen have not been filled with the editing, camerawork, or bombastic music that plague so much in film these days.

Even Doctor Who's reincarnation, which is loaded with CGI as befits a sci-fi show, doesn't have that blasted-on-the-screen feel.  The first episode of the season, "Rose," starts with that fast-edit technique for a reason, to show the humdrum quality of the title character's life.  But later, when she and the Doctor leave her apartment block, they have a conversation that lasts a full minute, no edits, with the camera steadycamming from in front as they walk.  When the editor finally does step in, it's for a reason, to emphasize a point.

And this is what Brit television is doing these days, putting together shows that are intelligent and intelligently produced.  Definately not to be compared with today's films.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 05:31:15 PM
Great Photos Jane, reminds me of my trip there back in the 80s
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 05:32:22 PM
Vibes to George's cat.  Watch her and make sure she's using her litter box. If not I'd get her to the vet
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 05:33:47 PM
My cat's are wound up like a spring that's been tightened (Applause reference) I'm hoping they'll calm down so I can put them together for awhile
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: S. Woody White on July 24, 2006, 05:38:57 PM
Time to get dinner on the table.  Nothing fancy, sloppy joes.

And then back to bed, early.  I've an early call for work tomorrow.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 05:55:59 PM
Well, since I am just now watching that episode on NBC...guess I know who wins   :(

If it is any consolation, it's not about who wins on that show as much as who gets the boot. That's always the more entertaining thing to me.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Charles Pogue on July 24, 2006, 05:59:41 PM
I now get what you're saying, BK.  One of my favourite things about I, Claudius is its very stage-boundness.  It never escapes the Television studio...the sets are obviously sets, outdoors obviously indoors, they nimbly give the impressions of crowds without ever providing them.  In a word, it is a televised play.  And I wish we had more of them!  Think if everything cut expenses like locations, exteriors, expensive effects, and just concentrated on the script and the acting.  I, CLAUDIUS has held up just fine!

I'm currently watching a boxed set of Bernard Shaw plays, probably most from the early seventies, and while a few of them do exterior cutaways occasionally, most of the productions are on the set with great British actors...some very well known now....Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Simon Callow, Nigel Davenport, Daniel Massey, Sian Phillips (the ex-Mrs. Peter O'Toole, by the by), etc...some I'm discovering for the first time and they're just superb.  Many come from an apparent series called The Play of The Month.  Wouldn't you love to have access to all those plays?  I certainly would!  
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 06:00:01 PM
A lot of movies watched yesterday, as TPunk mentioned, STEVIE and DECEIT, and then Nicolas Cage in an early and awesome performance in VAMPIRE'S KISS.

By myself I watched Costa-Gravas's MISSING, which I found a affecting and effective bit of muckraking.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 24, 2006, 06:19:15 PM
This morning I went for a walk, but since DR Sandra has my camera with her in Kansas, I couldn't take any photos.

I drove up to Flagstaff, AZ, which is at 7000 ft elevation and in the pines and was nice and cool.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ginny on July 24, 2006, 06:32:38 PM
...What is the link again for your mother's trip.  I might have some tips for her.  Please tell her we were exceptionally lucky at the glacier & weather wise in general.

Jane, I just asked her today the name of her cruise line, but do you think I can remember it?  Why can I remember that my freshman year roommate in college had an older brother named Jack who was a med student, but can't remember something my mother told me this noon?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 06:45:12 PM
Commercial break- it's turning out to be a very good episode of The Closer.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 07:11:56 PM
Vibes to George's cat.  Watch her and make sure she's using her litter box. If not I'd get her to the vet

Thanks.  Her litter box usage seems to be normal.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:13:04 PM
Good Evening!

Another wonderful day of Finding Nemo auditions for Disneyworld.  And former DR Jason even made it to today's call, and sang quite a nice audition too.

And now...
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:15:58 PM
-Oh - We had a nice studio with nice big windows... Alas, looking outside at the glorious weather did make us wish from time to time that we didn't have to spend all day inside.  Of course, tomorrow is supposed to be nice(e) too, and the same casting director and I will again be in auditions.  Inside.  Ah, well...
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:17:29 PM
Alas, I'm a bit too brain-fried to give a definitive answer to today's Topic of the Day.  However, any of Nancy Lamott's renditions of those composers songs would definitely be on my list.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 07:18:57 PM
Ginny-LOL.  I know the feeling.

Thanks Cillaliz.

TCB how is Angel doing?

George-is your cat better?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:21:12 PM
OH!!

This most definitely brought a smile to my face... And I suspect many DRs will get a kick out of this too...

-Do you know all ten of the Ten Commandments?  ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hWCJetVdaWo&search=colbert (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hWCJetVdaWo&search=colbert)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:22:21 PM
DR Jane - Gorgeous pics!

*Are you sure that it wasn't the ship being so close to the glacier that was causing the calving?

;)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:23:57 PM
Enjoyed tonight's episode of The Closer. Spoilers ahead...

























Of course the HIV subject matter greatly interested me.  The conclusion actually raised a lot of thoughts for me which I started to type out but I think are best kept to myself.  It's too muggy for an essay comtemplating the pros and cons of disclosure laws. :)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:27:21 PM
Jose, you made my day!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:27:50 PM
Page 5- Contemporary Dance.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:28:32 PM
Jane, the pictures were amazing.  I hope my mom got a glimpse of what you saw.  She returns from her Alaska trip tomorrow so I shall soon find out.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 07:30:31 PM
Cold vibes to all that need them.

'night.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jane on July 24, 2006, 07:31:13 PM
TPunk-I hope she did, and that she enjoyed good weather as we did.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 24, 2006, 07:36:56 PM
Jose, you made my day!

:D

I'm definitely keeping that clip in my bookmarks!  It's just sooooo "perfect"!

:)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:37:53 PM
Time to make Walty choke down his meds and to get ready for bed :)  Good night all!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:38:28 PM
The choke down part is meant lovingly.  I think it hurts me more than it hurts him.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:39:09 PM
Okay I still sound like Mommy Dearest.


He does get a treat after he swallows his pill.  We're operating on an incentive system.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: TPunk on July 24, 2006, 07:39:29 PM
Good night for reals.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jennifer on July 24, 2006, 07:48:35 PM
Yeah do put spoilers for PROJECT RUNWAY since the episodes are a week behind on NBC.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jennifer on July 24, 2006, 07:49:04 PM
Great pictures DR Jane!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Jennifer on July 24, 2006, 07:49:48 PM
Btw, since we don't get TNT, I emailed the station that shows THE CLOSER here. Apparently they might show it this fall. But it's not for sure yet. Gosh i really hope they do. I love that show!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Ginny on July 24, 2006, 07:49:59 PM
Hmm, I went in the other room to try out the new dogbone-shaped neck pillow I bought today.  It must work real well, 'cause I fell asleep!

Off to get a good night's sleep before my 3 (count 'em 3) dental procedures tomorrow :P
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 07:52:13 PM
I also found tonight's THE CLOSER quite gripping.  A very well-written episode, as a crime drama.

SPOILER WARNING









But I got to wondering a bit later about the mindset of a TV writer who uses HIV so cavalierly as basically just another plot device.  
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 08:07:43 PM
If it is any consolation, it's not about who wins on that show as much as who gets the boot. That's always the more entertaining thing to me.

I know that's the fun part for me, but I had to give Ron a little grief....Spoiler alerts are still helpful.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 08:13:02 PM
A question for a future Ask Bk Day, unless anyone has thoughts now  :) :  Are there any topics that are so sensitive that they shouldn't be used by episodic TV writers as plot devices?    
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:16:15 PM
DR Jane, the pics were very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing them with us.

I enjoyed them so much!
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 08:16:31 PM
:D

I'm definitely keeping that clip in my bookmarks!  It's just sooooo "perfect"!

:)

Loved the clip, Jose.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Cillaliz on July 24, 2006, 08:18:34 PM
The choke down part is meant lovingly.  I think it hurts me more than it hurts him.

Callie has to take meds twice a day for the rest of her life. I am so lucky that she lets me hold her like a baby and opens her mouth and takes her meds. Which reminds me I need to give the beasts some attention,.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:22:27 PM
Well, the miniseries ELIZABETH I which was shown on HBO over this past season: it wasn't "tarted" up or overblown with CGI (though it was certainly used). British cast, done beautifully.

The point I'm making is that not every modern production done on historical themes is a hopeless mess. Some like TROY were pretty terrible. But the fact that an ELIZABETH I can be done and done so well proves it CAN still be done.

I wish they would do more of them.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:24:46 PM
I watched another episode of MEDIUM from Season 1 tonight. This was the episode that introduced Detective Lee Scanlon (David Cubitt) to the show. As I got into the show, I did remember the resolution, but I didn't remember the very adversarial relationship Lee and Allison had during their first case.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:26:54 PM
While waiting for THE CLOSER, I watched an episode of LAW & ORDER on TNT. My, they're very up-to-date. This was an episode from last season on NBC.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:32:19 PM
I also enjoyed THE CLOSER. I had the murderer pegged pretty early. but the later arrest was a big surprise.

The business with Brenda's personal life/problems was also very interesting.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:33:34 PM
Finished the evening with CSI: MIAMI concerning the death of a high school student on her way to the Bahamas on a class trip. She never made it.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 08:45:44 PM
Lee Scanlon is a wasted character as far as I'm concerned. The one episode this season where they got into his character was so preposterous. And his wrinkle-free open-collared shirts annoy me.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 08:47:27 PM
And this is what they call a slow news day here at HHW.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Matt H. on July 24, 2006, 08:54:39 PM
I'm off to bed now.

Good night.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 08:58:38 PM
I'm sure BK would at least like to see at page 6 by midnight EST.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 08:59:08 PM
So maybe a little push.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: FJL on July 24, 2006, 09:00:35 PM
Are we there yet?
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 09:18:41 PM
A chance to ramble about a program I viewed the other day. It was a most memorable episode of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, wherin Buddy Ebsen did appear, not as Jed Clampett, no, although that would have been a fine crossover idea, but Buddy was a genuine, what we used to call a "rounder" or, in laymen's terms, a hobo.

A shameless layabout, Ebsen drew the ire of Barney Fife, but he also was a gentle soul with funny stories to tell, which attracted Opie who soon began emulating the hobo's lifestyle: skipping school to go fishing, loitering about, etc.

As Opie's behavior changed, Andy grew fearful, he stopped by the hobo's shed and basically asked him to leave town, at which point a fine debate ensued. Ebsen's hobo suggesting that so what if Opie DID emulate his way of life. Getting by on one's wits and living off the fat of the land was not a bad thing. Andy arguing that Opie was too young to make up his mind on this matter. Given the choice, of course he wouldn't want to go to school.

What followed (SPOILER) was that Buddy Ebsen's ne'er-do-well stole Aunt Bea's purse and got caught by Barney. Of course all of this was a gesture by Ebsen, he stole a purse found in the garbage and purposely got nabbed so Opie would see this and lose faith in his hero. Confronted by Opie, the hobo did not say he did it, but the evidence seemed clear to Opie. A sad moment. Great TV.

Wise Andy, onto the hobo's sacrificial deception, released him to get on the next train out of Mayberry. But the hobo had the last ironic thought, for you see, in helping lead Opie down Andy's righteous path, he had really been a party to Opie's loss of trust. To preserve Opie, Andy allowed Opie's innocence to be destroyed. And as the hobo rode the train away (this was not on the episode, just in my head) he had to feel more certain than ever that his way of life was the most honest of all.

Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 09:23:06 PM
Today, we still had only limited power at work. One of our online editors, poor fellow who also lives in a building with no power—while his neighbors across the street run their ACs; that's how strange this thing is—has to shave at work because he has no hot water at home.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 09:25:01 PM
Rodzinski, I can't imagine any TV show nowadays showing something like that without the audience being hit over the head by the message.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: Rodzinski on July 24, 2006, 09:33:26 PM
TV sitcoms used to have more interesting plots, you know? Like little movies instead of just a bunch of jokes strung together.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: MBarnum on July 24, 2006, 09:45:10 PM
Now this sounds like a fun documentary, and right up my alley! Have any of your New Yorkers seen it yet?

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/wire/sns-ap-dance-silver-belles,0,5365268.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines (http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/wire/sns-ap-dance-silver-belles,0,5365268.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines)
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 10:13:39 PM
Well, I officially hate July and wish it to be over - maybe then we can get back to normal here at haineshisway.com.  So many errant and truant.  I'm telling you, I'm a loose cannon and things are precarious, oh, yes, things are precarious.  In fact, things are precariously precarious if you must know.  
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 24, 2006, 10:22:27 PM
Well, I officially hate July and wish it to be over

I agree with you. July is always a difficult month to endure. So is August.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 24, 2006, 10:23:15 PM
On the positive side -- summer is half over!  
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 24, 2006, 10:25:16 PM
By the way -- the woman that the tv show is based on -- the medium woman -- she is local, and she doesn't seem to have any ideas about our serial killers.
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 10:32:14 PM
I agree with you. July is always a difficult month to endure. So is August.

There are no holidays in August, at all. :P
Title: Re:I, BKIUS
Post by: bk on July 24, 2006, 10:45:31 PM
I've finished my four I Claudius episodes for the evening (three to go) and there is not a single misstep as of yet.  Brilliant.