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Title: SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 12:22:37 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes felt like a motherless child, and now it is time for you to post until the motherless cows come home.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 12:24:29 AM
And the word of the day is: SEROTINAL!
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 12:59:49 AM
I won the Unseemly Trivia Contest!  I've never won one before! ;D And I've only gotten a correct answer once before.  I feel so special. ;)
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 01:24:14 AM
Topic of the Day:  my favorite pasta dish is lasagna and the recipe I use is very simple:  I buy the ingredients needed, based on the recipe on either the box of lasagna noodles or the ricotta cheese and I double everything except the noodles.  You can never have enough of anything else in lasagna, except you can have too many noodles.

Also, I do NOT use cottage cheese...my sister does and it's just wrong :P

:)
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 01:26:53 AM
That's really the only pasta dish that I've actually made, other than boiling spaghetti, making meat sauce from a mix (McCormick is the best...in my humble opinion) and combining.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 01:27:17 AM
And now, it's time for bed.  Good night, all. :D
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:43:50 AM
And the word of the day is: SEROTINAL!
LATIN ROSE early as a base language for many of the words we use today.  The ORIENTALS, being more SEROTINAL, have only just begun to have an influence.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:45:01 AM
Der Brucer is not a big pasta fan, so I don't cook as much pasta as I'd like.

Maybe if they made a pasta that looked like a potato...
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:53:49 AM
Dear George: Tis true, August has no holidays.

It's got plenty of birthdays, however!
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 03:30:04 AM
And off I must go, again, to earn my weekly pittance.

At least I'm feeling a bit better today.  Phlemmy, but healthier.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:03:48 AM
I won the Unseemly Trivia Contest!  I've never won one before! ;D And I've only gotten a correct answer once before.  I feel so special. ;)

Congrats George!!!  I was way off on this one
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:05:25 AM
Feel Better vibes to Woody
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:08:00 AM
Just stopped in to say hi between cat duties and getting ready for work. I have a number of things to do before I leave Thursday night and have no idea when I'm going to find time to do them. I have an energy audit tonight after work and tomorrow my cat sitter meets Boo and I'll show her the whole layout with the separated cats.  I know Boo will get out into the rest of the house at least once while I'm gone. But, I'm not that worried about it. She'll figure it out and maybe they won't fight in front of Sharon. It would actually be interesting to know that
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 05:17:54 AM

Is the Oregonian a major paper in the Portland/Vancouver WA area?  I found this very nice review in the Oregonian of the Vancouver WA production of HERRINGBONE,  the show for which Skip wrote the music (with book by Tom Cone and lyrcs by Ellen Fitzhugh).



Theater review One-man cast carries dark, funny 'Bone'

Monday, July 24, 2006

HOLLY JOHNSON
The Oregonian

Do vaudeville and the dark arts seem likely bedfellows?

They get along just fine in "Herringbone," a terrifying yet mesmerizing play by Tom Cone from the 1970s (later revised into a two-act musical).

It starts with an unsuspecting 8-year-old named George bound for Hollywood during the Depression, who takes stage lessons, finds he's pretty good at tap-dancing, and is suddenly inhabited by the spirit of a louche 35-year-old vaudevillian dwarf. He's so creepy, it's easy to see why his former show-biz partner knocked him off.

Horrific, mesmerizing and funny, the play once featured Joel Grey in an East Coast performance, and artistic director Llewellyn J. Rhoe of Arts Equity Inc. in Vancouver offers a riveting production, with new songs by composer Skip Kennon and lyricist Ellen Fitzbugh.

Taylor Askman, 22, who plays all the roles in this intimate yet hugely complex show, displays an amazing quicksilver talent as he serves up a cadre of characters. He possesses a face actors long for: a combination of cartoon character and classical statue. But it's his ability to sketch characters with depth and mercurial speed that stands out.

One minute he's Louise, George's arch, ambitious Southern mom; the next he's young George, with a tinyvoice and bemused stare. The contrast is stark next to the gnarled, gravelly voiced dwarf Lou, who materializes unannounced. And then there's George's imperious, looming dad, Dot the giggly seductress, and adult George, the grave narrator. The characters seem to materialize from a sideshow in Askman's brain. He's a big talent, and Rhoe has obviously found a vehicle that gives him a big tent in which to move around.

The play is a brutal coming-of-age story with a nod to Kafka or Stephen King, and the musical numbers mesh perfectly. Musical accompaniment by musical director Kevin McElrath on piano is a pleasure to hear. The gaping set, a textured affair in black and red surfaces designed by Rhoe, echoes the maw of hell itself.



Continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Sept. 1 at Main Street Theatre, 606 Main St., Vancouver; $8-$23, 360-695-3770.


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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:23:39 AM
Like to make a correction to a DR Matt Hough statement re: Angela Cartwright.

She was not in the I Sing The Body Electric Episode of The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

It was her sister Veronica.
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:35:44 AM
I would like to add to something DR: Rodzonski said in yesterday's notes in reference to an episode of the Andy Griffith Show.

He said:
TV sitcoms used to have more interesting plots, you know? Like little movies instead of just a bunch of jokes strung together.

Although not excusing the lake of plots of sitcoms today, which I hardly watch, the lack of plotting may do to the fact that sitcom episodes now run about 5 minutes less than they did when shows like The Andy Griffith Show were produced. Those were the days when a company sponsered a show for a season. The Andy Griffith Show was brought to you tonight by  The People At Kellog's. The Best To You Each Morning" and their promos were usually part of the opening titles.
Today's sitcoms don't even have opening titles or theme songs. They go right into the episode and play the titles over the action. Some shows don't even have closing titles and have them like a scrawl under the final scene.
When was the last time you saw a sitcom that had a theme song that ran a minute or so?
The Andy Griffith Show would never be made today. I don't think it would ever get passed the pilot stage. Maybe they would even want to replace Andy Griffith with a muscle bound non actor and Aunt Bea would become a gay houseboy.

End of rant.
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:36:39 AM
As for the TOD:
Macaroni and Cheese. Still my favorite.
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:41:32 AM
Good morning Larry and Fred
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 25, 2006, 05:54:42 AM
Good morning, all!  My lethargy continues, although the cold seems to be going away.  I've got a choral piece to work on at the apartment, so I believe I will spend the time around here.

Yesterday I watched all of the BBC Complete Shakespeare HAMLET, with Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, and Claire Bloom.  What a long play!  And how amazing.  The four hours certainly move at a fast clip.  Once the snowball begins, it continues to roll until Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Laertes, Polonius, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude, and Hamlet are all dead, and the momentum is staggering.  I thought the Polonius could have been funnier, but the cast was quite wonderful.

TOD:  DR George, if your sister continues to use cottage cheese, tell her to mix it with a raw egg.  It helps.

When I was a kid, every Christmas Eve meant a wonderful dinner at Kenny's, a restaurant in Franklin, Ohio, that had a wonderful menu in the early 1960s.  I always had their spaghetti and meatballs, and I still miss it.

Lately, I've become quite fond of tortellini:  I like the myriad of fillings one can purchase.
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Post by: Ben on July 25, 2006, 06:11:23 AM
I am also quite fond of spaghetti and meatballs, although it's hard to find a good portion that isn't the size of Mount Everest with meatballs the size of cannonballs.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Ben on July 25, 2006, 06:12:19 AM
Tortellini (even the dry, pre-packaged kind) with some sliced chicken makes a nice quick dinner when you don't know what else to prepare.
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Post by: Ben on July 25, 2006, 06:15:16 AM
Good Morning, Mr. Landau! Nice review for Herringbone.
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Post by: Sandra on July 25, 2006, 06:57:54 AM
Well, dear readers, here I am in Hesston, Kansas. I think. The family reunion is in full swing and we had quite the adventure yesterday on the pond. I have some pictures, but I can't post them until I get to some place with a better Internet connection.
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 07:04:15 AM
"Apply directly to the forehead." The mysterious Head On commercial was profiled on Slate, here's a link in case anyone's interested:

http://www.slate.com/id/2146382/?nav=tap3
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 07:18:49 AM
Ben - Skip thanks you (and I thank you).  

Obviously, he's hoping the other HERRINGBONE reviews are like that one.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 07:54:12 AM
Like to make a correction to a DR Matt Hough statement re: Angela Cartwright.

She was not in the I Sing The Body Electric Episode of The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

It was her sister Veronica.

Well, here's what I wrote yesterday, DR Michael Shayne:

<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.>


What did you read?
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 07:57:23 AM
Good morning!

It's overcast here but still muggy/warm. We have rain in the forecast, but I suspect it will come later in the day.

I've had a busy morning so it's nice to come here to relax a bit.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 07:59:42 AM
I truly love the first five seasons of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (the black and white years). Hilarious comedy, some touching moments that can still affect you decades after you first saw the shows, and always lessons proving a good heart triumphs over pettiness and calculation.

Those were indeed different times.
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Post by: Ben on July 25, 2006, 08:01:03 AM
I never got to see Herringbone in it's original incarnation though I heard great things about it and the star David Rounds. It was sad when he died.

I have tickets to see the new production of The Fantasticks at Snapple Theatre Center. I wasn't going to see the show (I'm not willing to pay $75 and that, at the time was the only price) but the show is now on TDF with lots of dates so Sunday, August 6th I will be heading out to Snappleland. I have my fingers crossed.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:02:39 AM
I'm sure I'll continue with an episode of two of MEDIUM. I still have Sunday's DEADWOOD and last night's MEDIUM rerun to watch. I think I recorded the LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL episodes last night too. It's the one with Sean Hayes as a guest star, but though I think it was a rerun, I hadn't seen it.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 08:05:01 AM
 Hello to DR Sandra reporting from Hesston, Kansas.

According to the weathermen, today should be our last HOT day for a week. A cold snap is expected, with temps in the low 100s.  Brrrr.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:05:42 AM
I also recorded GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES yesterday, and I watched the opening number last night before I snapped the TV off. A bomb. Lackluster tune, a camera glued to the floor, and the women in leopard print gowns that makes them both look HUGE. (I guess they were trying for a copy of the "Little Girls from Little Rock" smash opening from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, but this didn't cut the mustard at all.

I've only seen this movie once many years ago (on TV). TCM's print looked sharp as could be and it's in CInemascope, so they've got it with its proper wide letterbox.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:06:34 AM
Nice to see DR Sandra for a second.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:14:22 AM
BK, I heartily recommend that you DO rewatch I, CLAUDIUS. There are so many characters especially in the earlier episodes, it took me a couple viewings to get all of the relationships straight and to equate who various people are when they grew up (especially when played by different actors as children and then later as adults).

I did some research this morning on the show. It's an embarrassment to note that though the series was nominated for the Limited Series Emmy, and so was the director (both lost to HOLOCAUST which carried off most of the major prizes that year), not a single one of those marvelous actors was nominated in ANY category! Isn't that astonishing! You won't find better acting anywhere, and they couldn't find room even for Derek Jacobi in the nominations list!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on July 25, 2006, 08:19:16 AM
BK, it's been a little hot and muggy in Kentucky for a few weeks here in July, but nothing like the inferno you're describing in LA. In fact, the summer has been pretty mild, all things considered.  So when are you coming?

I remember a fair amount of nudity in I, Claudius when it ran on PBS.
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Post by: PennyO on July 25, 2006, 08:23:47 AM
Hiya, folks. Oh, the interminable waiting in this heat! meanwhile, up at the cabin, the temps are in the high 70's, cooling off into the 50's at night... maybe by late next week...

Well, I have a reading on Sept. 2 in Woodinville - so I cobbled a workshop series together for the week previous. I'll do three 2-hour sessions at the Redmond Library, talking to folks about writing and publishing and reading one's work aloud for promotional purposes. I'm writing a grant ap to present to the Redmond Arts Commission - Get The Money!!!! They just published a shortened version of my BMI grant writing article in their summer newsletter - now they'll see it in action... Anyway, the press releases for the workshops and the reading are what we call Free Ink, for those of you promoting your own work. Articles and announcements are WAY better than advertising, and they certainly cost much less!!! And if you can offer something like a lecture or workshop around your own performance dates, it does generate interest and create at least a small buzz. Which helps sell your book or show or whatever.
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Post by: PennyO on July 25, 2006, 08:25:30 AM
At some point, I really do have to get to the library and check out I, CLAUDIUS!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:34:04 AM
The sun has come out! (Just what we need.  NOT!) I guess the rain will arrive much later in the day. I don't see any storm clouds at the moment.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:51:54 AM
I'm heading downstairs now to get some things done before I start fixing lunch. No pasta for me today - steak and baked potato.


WBBL.
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Post by: Sandra on July 25, 2006, 08:55:08 AM
After a long battle with my laptop and the alleged wireless network thingy, here I am again on my brother's laptop.

Any way, yesterday was quite an exciting day. First, we had an adventure on the high seas. My cousin Amanda and my brand new cousin-in-law Caleb went paddleboating and got their boat stuck in some underwater vegetation in the pond. My little cousins Kerrick and Andy decided to go rescue them in another paddleboat (how, I'm not sure), but the rule is that they had to be accompanied by someone sixteen or over. I was the only person sixteen or over fool enough to go along with their scheme. I knew it wouldn't work, but, you know, I hadn't been paddleboating in a while and I figured we might as well. So we jumped in a paddleboat and got stuck ourselves within two minutes. My dad and cousin Dave came out with a big ol' rope and rescued all of us.

I left my camera on the shore, so the only pictures I have were taken after all the excitement was over. Here is everybody standing around looking at the boat for no particular reason.
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Post by: Sandra on July 25, 2006, 08:58:19 AM
And then came our traditional game of Scum. Most of our regular Scum players didn't come to the reunion this time, so I taught the younger crowd how to play. They are very excited about coming back in two years to play again.
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Post by: Sandra on July 25, 2006, 09:00:10 AM
And here is my little cousin Mikalah, who really liked my hat.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 09:10:19 AM
My gosh. There are cousins I've never even heard of.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 09:20:47 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I awoke drenched in sweat so it must be HOT outside already.  Which means if I'm to jog it will have to be soon.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 25, 2006, 09:24:39 AM
Misery!

That's what life is like in Oakland CA these days.

Another day of HEAT is forecast.  Things aren't supposed to start cooling down until tomorrow or Thursday.

Most folks in these parts don't have/have never needed air conditioning.

I find I spend all my time at home trying to cool down the house....closing off a room, adjusting fans.  After sunset I redirect my efforts to capitalizing on any kind of breeze I can generate by opening my front door and trying to dispel heat from my bedroom...and to get a cross-breeze going from my balcony to the front door.

We are having, coolish nights....good enough to have cool air being drawn in by the fans.  But it's midnight or later before my bedroom cools sufficiently to sleep.

And then it's fitful sleep.

I had been sleeping so well for such a nice stretch of time that this 11-day old heat spell has totally discombobulated me.

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Post by: Rodzinski on July 25, 2006, 09:37:00 AM
True about sitcom length, Michael S. In fact, that is another reason to enjoy DVDs. I know some older sitcoms (like the Brady Bunch) that had scenes cut out of them in order for their reruns to allow for more commercials. With DVDs, hopefully the originally aired eps are restored.
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Post by: Rodzinski on July 25, 2006, 09:37:42 AM
My gosh. There are cousins I've never even heard of.


This cracked me up.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 09:57:33 AM
The editing of the Mary Tyler Moore Show for syndication seemed particularly barbaric.  I'd be looking out for favorite moments and they'd be gone.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 10:00:14 AM
Of course, there was also the editing of The Carol Burnett Show into half-hour chunks, which somehow never felt right.  I had to stop watching after four or five syndicated half-hour episodes.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 10:16:11 AM
Dear George: Tis true, August has no holidays.

It's got plenty of birthdays, however!

That's true!  My father's birthday is August 20th and my mother's mother's birthday was August 19th.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 10:19:37 AM
Is the Oregonian a major paper in the Portland/Vancouver WA area?  I found this very nice review in the Oregonian of the Vancouver WA production of HERRINGBONE,  the show for which Skip wrote the music (with book by Tom Cone and lyrcs by Ellen Fitzhugh).

Theater review One-man cast carries dark, funny 'Bone' .... <SNIP>

I'm pretty sure it's a major paper.  Some of the libraries buildings where I work get it every day.  And that's a great review!  I'm glad it's running until September.  I might take a chance and see it. :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 10:20:04 AM
It is quite nice out today. At 10 a.m., when it is usually 100+, it is only 95F. It is very cloudy and stormy looking. It would be nice to have a good drenching rain. Usually we get a haboob or lightening, followed by a tease of a sprinkle.

Many of the plants we planted last summer at the church have died this last week. Their roots were not established enough to endure the heat we've had.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 10:29:58 AM
I want a haboob - I'd even take a haboob job.  Back from the jog - not quite as hot as yesterday morning, but close, very close.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 11:29:24 AM
Looking at weather.com, it looks like it will cool off in LA to highs in the upper 70s just in time for my arrival on Friday.  Hang in there BK, I will bring you coolness...or something like that
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 11:30:39 AM
DR Sandra, great pics.  I love that everyone is looking at the boat for no apparent reason...sounds like something my family would do,.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 11:31:02 AM
Well, back to the salt mines.....
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 11:54:26 AM
TPunk and me.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 11:54:56 AM
Everyone else is gone and cruisin' for a Brucin'
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 11:55:22 AM
Less than fifty postings until I achieve my new plateau.
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 11:59:32 AM
Go for it!
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 12:03:09 PM
I was supposed to be off from work at 2 but they have asked me to stay and help out during the afternoon shift.  More $ for TPunk.
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 12:03:32 PM
Pagina Tres!
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Post by: Jrand68 on July 25, 2006, 12:08:48 PM
In the 80's today.  

Congratulations to DRGEORGE on his Sparkling Prize!

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Post by: Jrand68 on July 25, 2006, 12:09:15 PM
I have just received news that I will be playing Sheriff Heck Tate in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD....
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Post by: Jrand68 on July 25, 2006, 12:10:19 PM
Molly and her cat will be on the way to seattle in about two and half hours.

She came to visit for about an hour ... and I don't know when I will see her again...although she promises a visit in January.

Hoping that she will be home to stay BEFORE then....time will tell.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 12:10:29 PM
Thanks, JRand! :D And Congratulations, JRand, on the role! ;D

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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 12:21:03 PM
I have just received news that I will be playing Sheriff Heck Tate in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD....

Congrats on the role!
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 12:33:57 PM
Congratulations, JRand!  Give 'em Heck, will ya?
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:36:39 PM
TPunk-thanks for the Head On link ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 12:39:58 PM
Congrats Jrand.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:41:17 PM
Sandra-nice to see you.  I knew you would have some wonderful, funny stories.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 12:42:56 PM
Cillaliz -- what else are you going to do in LA?
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:43:31 PM
FJL-Nice review.  As far as I know the Oregonian is a good paper, but then I donít read it on a regular basis.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:44:18 PM
JRand-Congrats on the role & continued good vibes for your sister.  Maybe it will work out & she will be happy.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:46:00 PM
Jennifer, & Matt H, glad you enjoyed the photos.

Bruce Iím sorry the pics of the glacier didnít cool you off yesterday.

On to JuneauÖÖ.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 25, 2006, 12:52:16 PM
The OREGONIAN is indeed the most major newspaper in the Portland metro area.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 25, 2006, 12:53:35 PM
Congrats on the new role JRand55! It has been awhile since you were ON stage instead of off/behind!

And sorry Molly is still leaving...sometimes people just have to learn from their mistakes. Let us hope the lesson is not too harsh for her.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 25, 2006, 12:54:27 PM
Hey, DR Sandra came to visit!!!!! Great pictures and it looks as though you may need to get a hat for your little cousin!

...and I presume you all were wearing life jackets out there??!!
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:55:09 PM
In Juneau we went on one of the best hikes we have ever gone on.  It was a beautiful day, the scenery gorgeous and the guide fun & knowledgeable.  The group was moving at a nice pace & sense no one was in a rush to return we had an extra long hike.

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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 12:59:11 PM
It was even more lovely in person.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 01:01:25 PM
Thanks George, Jane, & MBarnum for the info on the Oregonian.  

Hopefully that'll translate into  good attendance for Herringbone, even thought it's over the bridge in Vancouver, WA.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 01:03:45 PM
This was taken at the end of our hike, almost at Mendenhall Glacier.
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 01:14:38 PM
Great pictures Jane.  Thank you for sharing.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:17:48 PM
Of course, there was also the editing of The Carol Burnett Show into half-hour chunks, which somehow never felt right.  I had to stop watching after four or five syndicated half-hour episodes.

Of course, that was done to eliminate the music sequences so fewer royalties would have to be paid. Or at least, that's what I always believed was the reason her hour shows were whittled down to half hours.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:19:37 PM
Enjoyed all the pics today, DRs Sandra and Jane. So clear!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:21:59 PM
Very happy about your news, DR JRand. Is the sheriff the role you wanted or did you have something else in mind? Sometimes I'm surprised what parts directors see for me that I had no thought of going for. I got cast as Beverly Carlton in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER when I was going for the father role. Hadn't even dawned on me to audition for Beverly.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 01:22:01 PM
Love the photos, Jane!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:22:36 PM
Yes, congrats, DR George, on your win! Good going!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 01:23:37 PM
Great photos, DR Jane.  They really cool me off. Why, it only feels about 98 degrees here!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:24:09 PM
I had lots of MEDIUM this afternoon. First, I watched last night's rerun, the disturbing one concerning a serial killer and mutilator of women. Didn't remember the ending and it came as a big surprise.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:25:39 PM
Knowing I was going to watch more MEDIUM on DVD, I took a break and watched the other series on the DVR recorded over the past couple of days.

I started with last night's LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL. This was the pilot episode which I hadn't seen. Funny and easy to see why it sold the series. Most of the subsequent episodes weren't as funny as this one.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:28:16 PM
Page Four ARISTOCATS Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:31:32 PM
Next I watched Sunday night's DEADWOOD. The big showdown is coming, but last night was more of a wait-and-see episode.

The Calamity Jane scene was funny. So was the scarf salesman dickering with Al. And all Timothy Olyphant has to do is stand there, and I melt.

And next week, we get two of the Earps riding into Deadwood. Wow!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:32:48 PM
Watched two MEDIUM episodes from the second disc in the DVD set. The first was a Maria Lark-centered episode where we first get indication that she, too, has the psychi gift. A touching scene with Allison, her daughter, and the dead child.
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Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 01:33:04 PM
Very happy about your news, DR JRand. Is the sheriff the role you wanted or did you have something else in mind? Sometimes I'm surprised what parts directors see for me that I had no thought of going for. I got cast as Beverly Carlton in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER when I was going for the father role. Hadn't even dawned on me to audition for Beverly.

I got cast as Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man.....  When I auditioned, I was thinking...maybe I'd be good for Schroeder.  You just never know. :)
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:34:42 PM
Then came my favorite episode from Season 1: the showdown between Allison and the prosecuting attorney who was trying to expose Allison as a psychic on the witness stand. I don't remember which episode Patricia Arquette submitted last year that won her an Emmy, but I wouldn't be surprised if this one wasn't it (since she also has a BIG fight with Joe earlier in the episode and spends much of the show scared that he's having an affair. There was also a hilarious encounter with a dead policeman in his casket to open the show.)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 25, 2006, 01:35:19 PM
Back from lunch.  Weather's not too bad right now.  It's warm, but there is a nice breeze that compensates for the burning sun...especially in the shade.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 25, 2006, 01:36:05 PM
Am awaiting a timely delivery today of, among other things that seem to be taking forever to arrive, an Amazon.com package with the Pressburger/Powell "A Canterbury Tale".

I'm still hoping for a UPS package that, on July 17th, left Sylmar CA at 5:13 a.m.  There are no updates since that time in the UPS tracking program.

I think 8 days out of Sylmar (a good name for a modern Western, I believe) is quite long enough!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:37:09 PM
I'm thinking I'll watch GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES when I get back to the TV laster today. That should take me to a new episode of RESCUE ME tonight.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:38:38 PM
Am awaiting, among other things that seem to be taking forever, an amazon.com package with the Pressburger/Powell "A Canterbury Tale".

I've got the next set of Shirley Temple films on order, but as yet, I haven't received a shipping notice from Amazon. I haven't been having good luck with them lately as far as getting new releases in a timely fashion.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 25, 2006, 01:38:39 PM
I'm thinking I'll watch GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES when I get back to the TV laster today. That should take me to a new episode of RESCUE ME tonight.

I'm thinking you need some spontaneity in your life.



:D
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 01:39:26 PM
I'm thinking you need some spontaneity in your life.



:D

Uh, no, I live by my schedule unless there's an emergency. No reason for me to do otherwise.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 01:45:01 PM
I've always been fond of the Portland Oregonian, since they were one of the first newspapers to give an out-and-out rave to The First Nudie Musical.
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Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 01:49:04 PM
Tuesday greetings!  Back among the living after my marathon morning at the dentist's office.  Cleaning went fine, fitting of the crown on the tooth I broke last month went fine once the dentist took over from the technician.  Then, the root canal began.  Two and a half hours later  :P I staggered out to the waiting room and DH Richard brought me home.  Slept a couple hours and woke up hungry - that's a good sign.

Congrats to DR George on the trivia win and to DR JRand on the role in TKaM (what are the production dates?).
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 02:07:54 PM
I'm glad you are doing well after that dental marathon, Ginny. Yikes!
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Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 02:11:54 PM
I'm glad you are doing well after that dental marathon, Ginny. Yikes!

Thanks, DR DearReaderLaura.  Think I can milk it for another sick day tomorrow?

It was nice to hear from DR Sandra, too!  Her story about a high seas adventure in Kansas reminded me of our family having a seafood dinner at Red Lobster in Kearney, Nebraska.  We laughed about being about as far from either ocean as you could get in the United States.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 02:12:37 PM
DR Ginny, glad the worst is behind you. Hope you make a quick recovery.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:12:58 PM
...it took me a couple viewings to get all of the relationships straight and to equate who various people are when they grew up (especially when played by different actors as children and then later as adults)....
Even in England, it's hard to find child actors who can play adults convincingly.  But I'm certain they tried to find them before splitting the roles.

 ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:17:41 PM
Of course, there was also the editing of The Carol Burnett Show into half-hour chunks, which somehow never felt right.  I had to stop watching after four or five syndicated half-hour episodes.
Der Brucer and I were discussing this a few days ago, while in the car.

My theory is that what has been cut from the CBS is almost without exception the musical sequences, due to the difficulties of obtaining the rights to the songs.  Back when CBS was originally broadcast, they probably weren't thinking of home video, or even syndication rights.  Our loss, of course.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:23:31 PM
There is an echo in here!!!
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 02:26:15 PM
Der Brucer and I were discussing this a few days ago, while in the car.

My theory is that what has been cut from the CBS is almost without exception the musical sequences, due to the difficulties of obtaining the rights to the songs.  Back when CBS was originally broadcast, they probably weren't thinking of home video, or even syndication rights.  Our loss, of course.

It may already have been mentioned here, but that's got to be why WKRP is not out on DVD. Which is a bummer cause I'd like to have the series on DVD.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 25, 2006, 02:26:20 PM
I only put in a four-hour shift at work, dang.  This cold really has me down.  Eyes ache, chest aches, the works.  I went to bed as soon as I got home, and feel like getting back in even though I just got up.

Bleh.

At least Fletcher was willing to share my bed, instead of laying on top of me.  
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Sandra on July 25, 2006, 02:27:53 PM
I had to log off for an impromptu game of Scum. And yes, there are cousins I have never heard of either. This is Mikalah's first time to one of our shindigs and she's been asking her mom if they can come to the next one.


I have some more pictures, but I can't post them until I can use my brother's computer. I'm on the camp place's computer right now.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 02:34:50 PM
DR Sandra should have a story about Chinese food in a couple days.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 02:35:11 PM
Tpunk, George & Matt H-I enjoyed sharing the photos. :)

DRLaura- ;D
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 02:35:59 PM
Ginny & SWW-feel good tonight vibes.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 02:36:34 PM
Even in England, it's hard to find child actors who can play adults convincingly.  But I'm certain they tried to find them before splitting the roles.

 ;D

 ???
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 02:37:36 PM
There are A LOT of people in my DH's family.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 02:38:46 PM
It may already have been mentioned here, but that's got to be why WKRP is not out on DVD. Which is a bummer cause I'd like to have the series on DVD.

It's certainly the reason COLD CASE hasn't been released on DVD. The rights to the music for DVDs are allegedly astronomical.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 02:39:46 PM
Off to clean the living room now. Have sme reading to catch up on, too, before I get back to the TV.

WBBL.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 02:52:11 PM
Hmmm, I was hoping to play Linus or Snoopy in the Camp Loyaltown production of ...CHARLIE BROWN, and ended up getting cast as Lucy.  Never would have thought of that before it happened.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 02:54:39 PM
Camp Loyaltown was an all-boys camp, BTW.
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 25, 2006, 03:20:11 PM
Thanks to M Barnum and his mastery of wizzbang technology I have watched a "geiko" commercial. The accent is by no means Australian .  It is very much pseudo Cockney.  

Hey! I'm catching up.  I now can join in the discussion of the Tony Awards.

Even given that "Best Musical" is an "over all" award I don't really understand how any show with a score that is not, for the most past, written for the stage, should be even a contender as best musical. Given that shows with film scores and juke box catalogue songs  can win, revived musicals should be able to win best musical.  

I feel better now.  (I'm still not over "The Lion King" winning).
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 25, 2006, 03:26:14 PM
For those who noticed my absence.  I was at the theatre.  I slept through the performance and missed all the incisive dialogue and action that I believe was for the most part a cut above the rest.

Special thanks to DR's TCB. FranÁois, Ben and Larry.
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 04:06:26 PM
Mr. Oz!
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How are you?
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 04:19:13 PM
Mr. Spirtas will be here shortly and we shall be on our way to do the Skip E. Lowe show and then have some supper somewhere fun, I hope.  Oooh, maybe Genghis Cohen!
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 04:30:52 PM
Molly and her cat will be on the way to seattle in about two and half hours.

She came to visit for about an hour ... and I don't know when I will see her again...although she promises a visit in January.

Hoping that she will be home to stay BEFORE then....time will tell.


Ah, you could come to Seattle and visit her (and a few other individuals).
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 25, 2006, 04:40:20 PM
Beautiful in a Melanie Griffiths sort of way. LOL
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 25, 2006, 04:53:35 PM
My good friend Matthew came over to give me a lesson in eBay selling, and then we stepped out to Hanafin's for a tasaty dinner.  I have my homework for the weekend waiting for me because I have a ton of crap to move out of this apartment, and I am not referring to my own avoirdupois.

DR MattH, Beverly's a better role!  Wasn't it fun?  You might know the answer to this query:  any date set for Mae West #2, especially SHE DONE HIM WRONG?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 25, 2006, 04:55:57 PM
Aughghghghghghghghgh!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 25, 2006, 05:08:50 PM
I'm excited:  my publisher is making me their featured artist for the Summer!

http://yrmusic.com/v2/artists/bios/artist.php?ID=11
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Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 05:12:27 PM
I'm excited:  my publisher is making me their featured artist for the Summer!

http://yrmusic.com/v2/artists/bios/artist.php?ID=11

DR Elmore - that's very impressive and I'm so pleased for you  :-*
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:16:32 PM
Well, here's what I wrote yesterday, DR Michael Shayne:

<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.>
What did you read?



I could have sworn that I read Angela! I must have her on my mind as I just saw the sound of music kids reunion film over the weekend. So sorry,
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Post by: Ben on July 25, 2006, 05:19:12 PM
That's quite a CV dear friend. Glad to see it up where the rest of the world can look at it.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on July 25, 2006, 05:20:15 PM
elmore, congrats on your honour...I went to the site.  It's swell!
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:24:09 PM
Der Brucer and I were discussing this a few days ago, while in the car.

My theory is that what has been cut from the CBS is almost without exception the musical sequences, due to the difficulties of obtaining the rights to the songs.  Back when CBS was originally broadcast, they probably weren't thinking of home video, or even syndication rights.  Our loss, of course.

You are absolutely correct and so was everyone else who answered this question. The songs were dropped  because of:

1) The music rights.
2) It would date the shows.
3) It is easier to sell (at that time) a half hour show in syndication than a hour show.
4) Comedy shows in syndication were (at the time) the best sellers.

BUT>>>>
They did keep the sketches that had the original songs written for the show by Ken and Mitzie Welch (special musical material)
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:25:28 PM
And does anyone remember that
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson tried to package 30 minute episodes with their comedy sketches?
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Post by: Michael on July 25, 2006, 05:27:47 PM
I'm excited:  my publisher is making me their featured artist for the Summer!

http://yrmusic.com/v2/artists/bios/artist.php?ID=11

A  BIG CONGRATS GOES TO YOU
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:30:25 PM
Cillaliz -- what else are you going to do in LA?

Not totally sure. I'm hoping to finally meet our esteemed BK and possibly go to the cabaret - sort of depends on the transportation situation and how far it is from the hotel etc. If PennyO is in town, I'm hoping to see her too.  I'm really only there a couple days, so it shouldn't be hard to entertain myself
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 25, 2006, 05:34:11 PM
Wow!  I just read the Elmore link.  I'd forgotten about the "Songs Of New York"
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 05:35:08 PM
Larry-CONGRATULATIONS!  Very nice :D
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:39:28 PM
Congrats DR ELmore!!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 05:47:23 PM
The cats actually got along for a little while tonight.  Near the end, Callie thought she had Boo cornered, but I distracted her and Boo ran out of the room down the hall and into her room.  It reminded me of the kids game where you run home and say "safe"
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 05:52:49 PM
Cillaliz, maybe in 6 months time they will be best friends.
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Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 06:01:21 PM
Jane - my mother will be on Celebrity's Mercury (http://www.celebrity.com/plancruise/ships/ship.do?shipCode=MR), departing Seattle on Sept. 8, returning Sept. 15.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:04:34 PM
Good Evening!

Is it Friday yet?

:-\

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:06:59 PM
-I'm not "complaining" about the week already seeming to go slowly - even though it is only Tuesday... It's just that the past couple of days have been pretty jam-packed, and the next couple of days will also be jam-packed.

I guess since I started rehearsals last Friday for Dear Edwina, my work week started then.  So, I'm guessing my body and mind(?) thinks it's already Thursday.  Or something like that.

???

;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 06:19:57 PM
Cillaliz, maybe in 6 months time they will be best friends.

Well, I think I am finally doing one thing right. When they are first together, I am petting Callie and acknowledging her first.  I read somewhere I should do that. It actually seems to be working.  Funny how one little thing can make a difference.  Anyway, it's been one step forward two steps back.  I think we may be moving to two steps forward and one step back. That's progress.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:21:10 PM
In any case...

Todays' Six-Month Required EPAs for The Phantom of the Opera were truly an all-day affair.  By the time that the casting director and I arrived at Chelsea Studios for the start of today's auditions, there were quite a number of people already signed up on both the Equity and the non-Equity lists.  By the end of the day, we had seen about 200 people - every available slot had been taken - and there were over 100 pictures and resumes left by people who were not able to be seen today!

All in all, it was quite a talented bunch of actors/actreses/singers.  Since it was a call for Phantom, I had a chance to give my classical-opera chops a workout every now and then.  I had a fun day.  It was a long day, but fun.  And I have to say that Ron LaRosa has to be one of the, if not THE most generous and supporting casting director out there.  He listened to everyone, and even offered some bits of constructive criticism every now and then to some of his "regulars".  It's always a pleasure being "behind the table" with him.

As usual, I had a couple of mini-reunions throughout the day.  There were even a few people making their first Broadway auditions, and I hoped that I played well enough to give them a good first impression of the Big Time.

Of course, there were a couple of "interesting" auditions.  In fact, I'm still sort of puzzling over two auditionees in particular.  And once I get the details figured out - or at least recounted and assembled - then maybe I'll share the stories...

;)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 25, 2006, 06:22:02 PM
Great article, DR Elmore!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:22:31 PM
DR JRand - Congrats on the Role!  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:23:57 PM
DR FJL - Congrats to your ever-lovin' Skip on the Herringbone reviews.

*I may be thinking of a totally different project, but was there talk at one time of a TV or at least filmed presentation of Herringbone?  For some reason, I'm thinking there was..  ???
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:24:40 PM
DR elmore - Congrats to you too, you Featured Artist you!

:)
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 06:29:15 PM
I'm excited:  my publisher is making me their featured artist for the Summer!

http://yrmusic.com/v2/artists/bios/artist.php?ID=11


That is wonderful, Larrry!
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 06:30:09 PM
Ginny- It looks like a nice itinerary, a bit different than ours.

We went to Sitka instead of Skagway.  Iím not sure which is the least exciting of the two. And your mother will go to Nanaimo, BC instead of our Victoria.  We would have liked that since we have been to Victoria.

Tell her Juneau is a nice town in a great setting.  The town of Ketchikan is charming, if she can explore it & see the back shops along the canal.  None of the towns are very large.

I wish her a wonderful trip, clear weather & a gentle voyage.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 06:33:39 PM
Cillaliz-TO PROGRESS!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 06:34:29 PM
Hmm...

I'm currently watching ABC's current "Star Search"/"American Idol"/etc. rip-off, "The One: The Making a Music Star".  Talent opinions aside, I just think the audio levels and balance are not exactly complimentary to the singers.

Hmm...
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 06:43:48 PM
I am very tired today.  Probably a lot of it has to do with the last five hot days and hot nights.  !!!  Wait a minute, that sounded a lot more exciting than it realy was.  I would have liked to be curled up in my little bed by now, but I am doing some voice work this evening for an animation project.  I probably should have said "no" when I was contacted; but it is a little late now.  Hopefully, it won't be too late.
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 06:46:36 PM
Also, I will be taking tomorrow off from work again, to rest; so I should be fine.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 06:51:11 PM
TCB-Rest well & take care of yourself.  Do you expect it to cool down tomorrow?
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 06:54:12 PM
TCB-Rest well & take care of yourself.  Do you expect it to cool down tomorrow?



YES!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 06:54:17 PM
Ginny- It looks like a nice itinerary, a bit different than ours.

We went to Sitka instead of Skagway.  Iím not sure which is the least exciting of the two. And your mother will go to Nanaimo, BC instead of our Victoria.  We would have liked that since we have been to Victoria.

Tell her Juneau is a nice town in a great setting.  The town of Ketchikan is charming, if she can explore it & see the back shops along the canal.  None of the towns are very large.

I wish her a wonderful trip, clear weather & a gentle voyage.


We went to both on our trip, although it was over 20 years ago.  Skagway was more of a touristy Old West/Gold Rush type of town. There is a narrow gauge railway there - we didn't take it. Sitka is very interesting. We went to a native potlatch there and had some great salmon. I thought they were both interesting, just a lot different from each other
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:01:52 PM
I think I preferred Skagway to Sitka.  I canít remember which excursion we did in which town on our first trip with the boys.  That was the year Bryan graduated high school, about 12 years ago.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:04:10 PM
We were in a bar in Sitka and a guy actually said to me "Hey, would you like to come over to my house and see my moose?"  Not a pick-up line that would work in the middle of Iowa.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:04:59 PM
No...I didn't go over to see his moose...I think I insulted him when I burst out laughing.
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:05:41 PM
Is this a cutie?
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:06:04 PM
No wait a minute....the potlatch and the moose guy were in Haines, Alaska....what am I thinking and how could I forget the name of THAT town
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:06:33 PM
No...I didn't go over to see his moose...I think I insulted him when I burst out laughing.

ROTFLOL!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:06:42 PM
Is this a cutie?

YES!!! Is she/he yours???
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Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 07:07:25 PM
Jane & Cillaliz - I've sent both of your comments about Alaska trips to my mom.

And, peeking in on my work email, I found the official info about the conference in NYC on October 6 & 7 - I'm getting excited!
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:08:06 PM
Skagway was more of a touristy Old West/Gold Rush type of town. There is a narrow gauge railway there - we didn't take it.

Hmm...maybe that is where we took the beautiful train ride & then went hiking.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:09:18 PM
Time to go check in on the cats....be back later
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Ginny on July 25, 2006, 07:12:36 PM
Well, I've pretty much decided that I can't justify calling in sick tomorrow, so...off to bed.

'night!
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:20:44 PM
YES!!! Is she/he yours???

She is an option.  She is 12 weeks old & lives 350 miles away in California.  We need more information before we rush off to see her, and by then she might have a new home.

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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 07:23:30 PM
Congratulations Elmore!!
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Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 07:24:58 PM
Favorite pasta dish = penne in vodka sauce
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Post by: Jane on July 25, 2006, 07:27:28 PM
'night
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 07:46:53 PM
Wow, congrats, Larry!!!!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 25, 2006, 07:57:26 PM
BB7 SPOILER>>>>SORT OF









KAYSAR IS BALD, KAYSAR IS BALD.......and Marcellas is very in love with him
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:21:10 PM

DR MattH, Beverly's a better role!  Wasn't it fun?  You might know the answer to this query:  any date set for Mae West #2, especially SHE DONE HIM WRONG?

Oh, yes, a much more fun role even if he only gets to be in the second act.

Universal has not set a date for second helpings of Deanna Durbin, Mae West, or Marlene Dietrich. Very frustrating. I'm not sure how well each of their boxed sets did, and that, of course, determines if there will be any more.

 However, I'll let you know as soon as I know.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:25:17 PM
I'm excited:  my publisher is making me their featured artist for the Summer!

http://yrmusic.com/v2/artists/bios/artist.php?ID=11

Great news. I'm so happy for you!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:28:01 PM
Page Seven "Mickey and the Beanstalk" Dance!!!


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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 08:36:57 PM
Oh... The Topic of the Day...

My favorite pastas tend to be whatever the three pastas happened to be featured at Becco on their daily "Sinfonia di Pasta" special.  ;)

However, anytime any sort of ravioli is featured on their menu, I tend to ask for second - and third helpings.  Pumpkin ravioli in a sage butter.  Spinach ravioli in a garlic-parmesan cream sauce.  Veal ravioli in bolognese sauce.  Mushroom ravioli... Etc., etc., etc...

And on a related note... When it comes to gnocchi, there's only good gnocchi and bad gnocchi.  And baked gnocchi - a la Romana - is the perfect wintertime meal.

Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:38:39 PM
After being admonished by DR Ron for my regid scheduing, I'm pleased to report my evening of viewing did NOT go exactly as planned.

It started as I expected, watching the entirety of GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES. Not a very successful musical even though I have to say the print that TCM showed was pretty much pristine with sharp focus and gorgeous, deeply saturated Technicolor. It's early Cinemascope, so the aspect ratio looked like the 2.55:1 that the earliest films in that process had.

There was one fun number, "Daddy" that Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain (vocal by Anita Ellis) did a kind of striptease to using feathers and some purple curtained mini-screens. The other new songs were totally forgettable, and the score also made use of some standards like "My Funny Valentine," "Ain't Misbehavin'," and "I Wanna Be Loved by You."

It was unusual seeing Scott Brady in a musical (vocal dubbing by Robert Farnon) instead of playing the Dancin' Kid in JOHNNY GUITAR, and Alan Young isn't the best singer in the world either.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:40:47 PM
Next, I watched a couple of more MEDIUM episodes from the Season 1 set. The first involved Allison's visions of a serial killer which turned out to be visions of future events some 7-10 years hence. I remember being very frustrated watching this the first time because it kept seeming like she was making all these mistakes and her visions were leading her away from the truth instead of toward it.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:42:59 PM
Another episode involved Joe's work partner running into some health problems forseen by Allison. A second plot in this episode involved an elaborate stunt by a son to gain control of his father's money.
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Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 08:45:39 PM
Back from the Skip E. Lowe taping, about which more later.  Then had a divoonly divoon dinner at Genghis Cohen.  I'm always so happy when dining there.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:46:28 PM
I knew that in order to finish the MEDIUM episode I was watching, that I would run about five minutes late after the start of RESCUE ME. Since the DVR allows users to run the clock back, so to speak, and watch TV either in real time or in previous time, I knew I could run RESCUE back to the beginning and start there when I was ready to watch it.

Well, I hit the rewind button, and the cable box resets itself! Must of had my finger on two keys at once or something. At any rate, the box rebotted itself and erased the previous parts of RESCUE ME that it had been recording in real time.

So, I just set the DVR to record the second run of the show at 11:02 and instead looked for something else to watch for that last 45 minutes.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 08:48:26 PM
In seaarching through some videotapes for JRand's YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE the other day, I ran across THE SEARCH FOR THE RUBY SLIPPERS, a documentary that aired on A&E quite a few years ago. It was adapted from the book THE RUBY SLIPPERS OF OZ and is an excellent synopsis of that marvelous book. So, I watched that documentary for my final program of the evening.

Very entertaining.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 25, 2006, 08:56:38 PM
Well, I have another early-ish morning tomorrow (morning).  So, off to the land of the WUSSBURGERS I go.

Goodnight.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 25, 2006, 09:00:20 PM
I'm heading downstairs to bed myself.

Good night, all!
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 09:14:50 PM
Favorite pasta dish = penne in vodka sauce


How do you remember if it's your favorite?
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Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: TPunk on July 25, 2006, 09:22:16 PM
How do you remember if it's your favorite?
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 ;)
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 09:22:29 PM
Well, that was an enjoyable couple of hours.  This was an independent pilot for a new superhero animated series that is going to be shopped around.  I was cast as the villian.............. Why? .......... I am a lover, not a fighter!

Well, at least in my dreams.
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Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 09:24:36 PM
;)


Sure, I've got you figured out.  You eat the alcoholic pasta.............. you end up with a migraine............ and then you use my remedy to get rid of the headache!
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: TCB on July 25, 2006, 09:40:44 PM
FJL, please give Skip my compliments on his fine review.  And yes, I would say that The Oregonian is one of the leading newspapers in the Northwest.
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Post by: FJL on July 25, 2006, 09:52:49 PM
Thanks, TCB.

So sorry we may not get to meet on this trip.  Hope your travels get you to NYC at some point.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 11:17:50 PM
Have finished I, Claudius, have finished most of the extras, and shall now write Ye Olde Notes.
Title: Re:SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Post by: bk on July 25, 2006, 11:59:56 PM
I guess it's up to me to get us to two hundred postings, since the WUSSBURGERS have all WUSSBURGERED to their little beds.
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Post by: bk on July 26, 2006, 12:00:31 AM
And why not - it just gets me closer to my new plateau, which is coming up in less than fifty postings.
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Post by: bk on July 26, 2006, 12:00:58 AM
The notes are finished, so they'll actually go up on time this evening, not that there's anyone here to read them.