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Title: THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 12:25:23 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes went bump in the night, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - when will they come home?  The shadow knows and the shadow ain't talkin'.
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 12:27:34 AM
And the word of the day is: LEVANT!
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:29:32 AM
From top of the Rock.
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:30:49 AM
Central Park
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:32:25 AM
Thanks to Ben for the suggestion of going up the "rock".
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:34:01 AM
TOTD  - "The Innocents"
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 12:57:49 AM
Topic of the Day:  "Beware! The Blob (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068271/)[/b]."  
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 12:58:43 AM
No, really!  I saw this late at night on TV with my sister and some friends when I was probably seven or eight years old but never saw the end of it because it was (to my seven or eight year old and very innocent mind) actually quite scary.  At that time in my life, I used to sleep on my side with my head on my pillow (of course) and my arm under my pillow with my hand sticking out towards the head of my bed.  And after I saw the movie (up to the point where I had to leave the room because it was so scary to me), I couldn't sleep with my arm under my pillow with my hand sticking out any more because I thought that the blob might be under my bed and that it might come out and eat my hand!  Not eat me...just my hand.  Even back then, I knew that it couldn't be there, but I was just afraid that it might be there.  Weird, huh?

;)

Anyway, that's the only time that I can remember a movie actually scaring me enough that I changed something in my life.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 01:27:10 AM
Levant was a vampire right?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 01:28:00 AM
A tale perfect for the day.... it is based on the old Jack tales from the British Islands.

The Jack O Lantern....

This tale happens on a long dark night. Jack was a jolly lad who was a bit of a hellraiser. He drank heartily and liked to live it up. One dark night he was stumbling home down a long narrow lane from a heavy night at the pub. From a distance he could see an apple tree and a man with a long coat and floppy hat standing under it. The leaves and most of the fruit on the tree had fallen off except for one lone apple.
 
Despite his stupor he realised that something was up and it was the prince of darkness. The devil had an appreciation for Jack for his zest for life and he wanted to take him to hell. Jack watned to strike up a deal with  to climb up and get the apple. The Prince of darkness hesitated at Jack's request. He then stated "I will climb up and get the apple." he stated. He did just that. He scampered up and got the apple and then started to climb down. Jack knowing something was up carved a cross in the tree and the devil became stuck in the tree
 
"What did you do that for?" asked the Devil. But not watning to let Jack go, he wanted to strike a deal. Jack listened to the devil and he stated he had one request and that was to be allowed to live a long life if he let him down and that when he died he would not go to hell. The devil agreed. Jack defaced the cross and the devil scampered down the tree. He handed Jack the apple and it was soon rotten and he threw it away.
 
Jack lived a long life and when he died he appeared in hell and the devil told him to go away for he honored his promise to Jack. He went to the gates of heaven and St. Peter turned him away. He was a restless soul stuck in between heaven and hell. Jack goes back to hell and pleads with the devil to let him and he feels sorry for him for he cannot take him. He throws Jack and apple and states to Jack he will have to wander the earth. However before he leaves, the devil throws him an ember and it burrows a hole into the apple to light his way. That is why when you see a light in the dark, It is Jack's restless spirit wandering the earth.
 
Hence forth the story of the Jack O'Lantern
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 31, 2006, 03:03:40 AM
Good morning, all!  I woke at 5:11 AM with a charley horse in my left leg.  I hope this is not a bad omen for traveling.  I am packed and ready to depart, so keep those travel vibes coming!

Last night I watched my new Region 2 DVD of THE CAT AND THE CANARY, with Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Douglass Montgomery, George Zucco. Gale Sondergaard, and other good character actors,  The picture is poorly framed and this wonderful film needs a better DVD release.  Since the film's never been available for sale in this country, I have no idea what the copyright issues may be.  

DR FJL, what did you do about the Met?

TOD:  The last time I mentioned THE BLAIR WITCH, there were a lot of didn't-scare-me responses.  I saw it on opening day with two friends from Barnes and Noble and only knew that it had terrified the audience at Sundance.  After the film, the three of went to dinner, had several beers, and parted ways.  When I went to bed, frightening images from the film - the handprints all over the walls, the actor standing in the corner of the basement - kept creeping into my mind and playing evil games.  I don't know exactly what tapped into my subconscious - Hansel and Gretel, child abuse, fear of the outdoors - but for weeks after the movie I slept with the lights on.  
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Post by: Ben on October 31, 2006, 03:11:00 AM
Good Morning, Larry.

Good Travel Vibes!!!

I'm not a fan of scary movies, never was, so I don't have a memory of being scared. Oh, wait. I just remembered seeing a scary movie. What was it called? Oh, yeah, A Chorus Line  ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 31, 2006, 04:05:24 AM
I'm going to call for a car to LaGrdia.  I'll be seeing you later from Ohio.  Keep those vibes coming!
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:20:30 AM
Levant was a vampire right?
Levant was a vampire who played piano!
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:23:45 AM
And the word of the day is: LEVANT!
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde
While the bandleader went LEVANT with the band's pay.
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 04:36:01 AM
I love Oscar Levant! He's always my favorite character in the movies in which he appears. And he's not too shabby on the ivories, either!

His biography is fascinating---he was a very complex, obsessive character!
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Post by: Jrand72 on October 31, 2006, 05:13:12 AM
Great blocking news, MR BK.  Congrats.

Today I am working ALL DAY and then attending a seance tonight at The World of Wisdom.  Who knows WHAT will happen.  Of course, you know that tonight the veil between the physical and spirit world is at its thinnest, so don't be surprised at anything that happens.

Perhaps I can post a photo of my costume tomorrow.

DR CILLA LIZ.....my favorite costume EVER was a photo you posted last year....if you still have it....I will just say APPLE and UMBRELLA to remind you.
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Post by: Jrand72 on October 31, 2006, 05:14:29 AM
Scariest movie:

JAWS and ROSEMARY'S BABY

THE TINGLER and HOMICIDAL!

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Post by: Jrand72 on October 31, 2006, 05:15:41 AM
Happy Halloween!!   ;D
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Post by: Jrand72 on October 31, 2006, 05:16:09 AM
Rainy here today after a day of sunshine and 70 degrees on Monday!
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Post by: Jrand72 on October 31, 2006, 05:16:25 AM
Off to work.

Pray for Rosemary's Baby.
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Post by: Michael on October 31, 2006, 05:18:21 AM
It would have to be three films.
1) The Exorcist. I saw it went I was 14 years olds when it first came out by myself. It was rated 18 years and older in Montreal and I got in it. What a film that was on the big screen!

2) The Haunting (Robert Wise version) and The Legend of Hell House. Both films took place in big mansions and there were no demons jumping out at you. Just good old fashion camera work, sound and editing to give you the creeps. The adage less is more is really true here.

3) Halloween. The first and the best. The killings were not all that gorey and it gave you real scares.

I have never seen any of the Friday the 13th films. Only one of the Freddy films and none of the other modern day slash and kill the teenager movies. They seem to always try to up the ante in new ways to kill people.
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Post by: Michael on October 31, 2006, 05:20:02 AM
(http://www.google.com/logos/halloween06.gif)
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Post by: Michael on October 31, 2006, 05:23:50 AM
(http://www.gjdesigns.dk/animatedexpressions0606/h/GJ-HappyHalloween02.gif)
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 05:28:48 AM
Off I must go to work.

At least I'll be getting off from work while it's still daylight, and won't have to wait for der Brucer to pick me up.  (He's always late... by at least thirty minutes.   :P :-\)
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 05:30:22 AM
TOD:

Bill O'Reilly.

 ::)
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Post by: Ben on October 31, 2006, 05:47:59 AM
It's supposed to be 70 degrees here also. Though I don't know what the evening will bring. It will be quite nice for those walking in the Halloween Parade. No winter coats for them!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on October 31, 2006, 06:41:04 AM
HOMICIDIAL was the movie that made my skin crawl when I first saw it at twelve.  It gave me nightmares.  I caught it once a few years back.  It doesn't have quite the same impact that it did in those formative years.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 06:59:02 AM
DR Sandra's school costume. Tonight's will be different.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:23:59 AM
Good morning!

It's cloudier here today than the last couple of days, but the temps are again going to be in the low 70s so it should be a pretty day. No rain scheduled until Thursday.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:28:15 AM
I shuddered through NIGHT OF THE DEMON and THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Hammer version in garish color) and could not sleep for nights after I saw them as a little boy.

As a teenager, I well remember seeing a rerelease of PSYCHO (I didn't see it on initial release), and I shot straight up out of my chair when the second murder happened. I was so shocked and scared I wasn't even aware I had left my seat until many seconds later.

THE EXORCIST sickened me more than it scared me (it was such an ugly picture both in language and in graphics), and frankly, when the bed was flopping around with Linda Blair on it early on, I was laughing rather than feeling scared.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:30:30 AM
Page Two MONSTERS, INC. Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:31:58 AM
Much as I adore Audrey Hepburn, I could never sit through THEY ALL LAUGHED again. It was deadly dull (a Henry Higgins reference) the first time through, and that's that. I wouldn't mind seeing BLOODLINE again with dear Audrey's life in peril, but I passed on THEY ALL LAUGHED when I saw it come up for sale.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:33:49 AM
I have nothing left over from last night's prime time line-up to watch. I still have KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE on the DVR which I suppose I'll get to this afternoon, and I'll continue with another CSI: NY from the boxed set today, too. That should fill out my afternoon.

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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:34:59 AM
Tonight, we welcome back the superb HOUSE to prime-time.

Liza Minnelli is guest starring on LAW & ORDER: CI tonight.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:36:19 AM
And, surprise-surprise, I cleaned the living room this morning in anticipation of trick-or-treaters tonight. I was afraid I wouldn't hear the doorbell with the vacuum cleaner roaring.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:52:26 AM
Thanks for the NYC pics, DR Tom. Great, as usual.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 07:54:12 AM
As an adult, the movie that scared the most was probably ALIEN. But I really don't enjoy most scary movies made today. The older ones still have the power to grip me and not let go.
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Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 08:00:48 AM
Michael S & JRand-cool Halloween posts. :)

DRLaura-Cute photo of Sandra痴 in her day costume.  I知 looking forward to seeing what the evening brings.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 08:04:41 AM
As a kid two films scared me so much that I would have to hide behind furniture while watching them....

(http://www.articles.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews22/a%20femme%20fatale%20collection/poster2%20The%20Astounding%20She%20Monster.jpg)

                                          AND


(http://www.celebhost.net/yvonnelime/lc2.jpg)


Or in the case of this film, I could never get past the credits because it scared me so much......


(http://trashfiend.bizland.com/nightmaretheatre/FilmBrainEatersLC.jpg)



But the movie that scared the living daylights out of me and my buddies when we got together at my house to watch it back in 1977 was the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

(http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Night-of-the-Living-Dead-Poster-C10086131.jpeg)


For 20 years after that movie would give me nightmares! And I still love it!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 08:06:31 AM
Tonight, we welcome back the superb HOUSE to prime-time.

Liza Minnelli is guest starring on LAW & ORDER: CI tonight.

And the UNIT has a new episode at the same time!

All I can say is
(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/engrish-store_1917_5588665)

Well, I've set the BR TV for the Unit, the DVR for L&O-CI, and will watch HOUSE.

I must be getting intouch with my "inner-Matt".

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 08:08:18 AM
I知 looking forward to seeing what the evening brings.


So am I? Has Sherlock a costume ready?

I have some doggies in costume stuff I'm readying to post.

der Brucer
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Post by: JMK on October 31, 2006, 08:16:52 AM
TOTD:  this was on tv when I was a kid (maybe 5 or so), not in a theater, but I remember being at our neighbor's house one Saturday afternoon when I Was a Teenage Frankenstein came on and that scene of his hideous face terrified me--I still remember burying my face in the couch and screaming while the neighbor kid (about 16) laughed and kept saying, "It's only a movie."

TomovOz:  sorry I have been so lax--got your message and it was a pleasure having you here (Colin, not so much--JOKE, it's a joke, people).  Can't wait to have an excuse for a region-free DVD player.   ;D
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:17:21 AM
And the UNIT has a new episode at the same time!


Well, I've set the BR TV for the Unit, the DVR for L&O-CI, and will watch HOUSE.

I must be getting intouch with my "inner-Matt".

der Brucer

I don't watch THE UNIT, but I have VERONICA MARS on at the same time. Three shows in one time period makes for some fancy DVR juggling. Thankfully, I have a set-up that allows me not to miss anything if there are three shows in competition for the same timeslot. I can even do four if I have to. Thankfully, though, that hasn't happened yet.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 08:18:32 AM
Too bad there is no  HORROR FEST (http://www.horrorfestonline.com/) theaters near us - this would be great fun!

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:19:36 AM
Another movie I saw on TV that had me so frightened that I was hiding under a quilt while I watched with one eye peeping out from under it:

Mario Bava's BLACK SABBATH.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:20:43 AM
Guess I'll head down now and start looking around for something to fix for lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 08:28:44 AM
And the award for Most Terrifying Bad film clip goes to

 Bollywood Thriller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSPvvVfcoAw)

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 08:37:17 AM
Gosh is it Halloween already! It would be fun to go into town to see the children in their costumes, instead I値l be home playing with Sherlock.  I値l wait until he is bigger to take him into large crowds.  It has been years since we have seen trick-or-treaters.  

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Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 08:41:57 AM
I have been reading the same book for 8 weeks now. :o No wonder I知 amazed it is already the end of October.  Puppies and company are very demanding.  I miss walking, hiking, exercising & reading fpr pleasure ;D

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Post by: JMK on October 31, 2006, 09:02:16 AM
On a completely unrelated subject (well--if you go back a few days, it's semi-related), I am enjoying the OCR of Grey Gardens more than any other show I've listened to in a long, long time.  A lot of it is cut from the same tonal cloth as Follies (IMHO, anyhoo), but it's brilliantly written, sung and recorded.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 09:04:31 AM
Bored?

Play  Halloween Hangman (http://dedge.com/flash/hangman/hangman.swf)

Cute graphics.

der Brucer
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 09:10:05 AM
I put a spell on you
and now you're mine.
You can't stop the things I do.
I ain't lyyyyyin'.

It's been 300 years
right down to the day,
now the witch is back
and there's hell to pay.

I put a spell on you
and now you're miiiiiine!

Hello, Salem! My name's Winifred, what's yours?

I put a spell on you
and now you're gone. (gone gone gone so long!)
My whammy fell on you
and it was strong. (so strong so strong so strong)

Your wretched little lives
have all been cursed,
'cause of all the witches working
I'm the worst!

I put a spell on you
and now you're mine!

[Watch out! Watch out! Watch out! Watch out!]

If you don't believe,
you'd better get superstitious.

Ask my sisters!
"Ooh, she's vicious!"
I put a spell on you....
I put a spell on you.
Sisters!

Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
In comma coriyama
In comma coriyama
Ay, ay, aye, aye, say bye-byyyyyyyyyyye! bye bye!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 09:14:13 AM
As a kid two films scared me so much that I would have to hide behind furniture while watching them....

(http://www.celebhost.net/yvonnelime/lc2.jpg)


I can see how a little kid could be intimidated....
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Post by: Ginny on October 31, 2006, 09:18:26 AM
Halloween greetings!  It was oddly warm outside when I went out for the newspapers early this morning.  Trick or treat in our community will just be winding down when I arrive home from work.  DH Richard has a nice basket of treats to hand out to the brave kids who decide it's worth it to climb our steep driveway.

TOD - Yesterday was a time I thought I was going to have to leave the theatre.  The battle scenes in Flags of Our Fathers are pretty graphic and I looked away a lot.
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:20:36 AM
I'm up, I'm up - I've BEEN up since eight, but had to answer lots of e-mails.  It looks nippy out again, but I cannot let that deter me from jogging.

In the meantime, here are some photographs from The Brain photo shoot.   First up, Cason Murphy and Alet Taylor as the aliens.
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:23:21 AM
Kevin and Lauren as our happy little marrieds.
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Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 09:23:40 AM
The movie SEE NO EVIL starring Mia Farrow was one of the scariest movie experiences I'd had.  Nothing to do with goblins or ghouls, but I found it terrifying.
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:25:22 AM
Kevin confused why Lauren is suddenly not her usual self.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 09:26:00 AM
I have been reading the same book for 8 weeks now

Was it  Yiddish with Dick and Jane (http://www.amazon.com/Yiddish-Dick-Jane-Ellis-Weiner/dp/0316159727/sr=1-4/qid=1162314362/ref=sr_1_4/002-7571270-8396857?ie=UTF8&s=books)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0316159727.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_AA240_SH20_OU01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V65769115_.jpg)
or maybe
 (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0684848600.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1056465624_.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:26:26 AM
Our happy little marrieds' sweet daughter with her beatnik boyfriend.
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:28:02 AM
The General with Professor Leder, our happy little housewife's scientist father.  The General won't have the beard for the show.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 09:33:19 AM
Nice costumes... They look great!
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 09:34:16 AM
Oh, my golly BK, those publicity shots are wonderful!

Although a bit more retro make up and hairstyling on the ladies would add to the look and feel, IMHO.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 09:34:58 AM
Great pictures...

I send GREAT SHOW VIBES!!!

BREAK A LEG!!
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 09:37:58 AM
Great pictures!  But as a "married," I'm assuming that (in the show) Kevin will have a wedding ring on his left hand. ::)

;)
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 09:39:27 AM
Just a photo shoot with thrown-together wardrobe  and makeup, which will all be very different for the show itself.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 09:40:17 AM
A little of this-a.....

(http://www.scifi-universe.com/upload/personnalites/grand/lori_nelson_200x200.jpg)

or a little of that-a....

(http://www.spookytoms.com/TR-JuneKenny.JPG)
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 09:41:43 AM
Well BK, it was mostly just an excuse for me to post photos of June Kenney and Lori Nelson.
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 09:44:09 AM
Off to work, now. :)
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Post by: Ginny on October 31, 2006, 09:45:37 AM
Thanks for sharing the publicity photos, BK.
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Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 09:57:19 AM
Very nice BRAIN photos!
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Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 10:08:05 AM
TWILIGHT ZONE movie spoiler ahead:


The wrap-around stuff with Albert Brooks and Dan Ackroyd from the TWILIGHT ZONE movie really had me jumping out of my seat.  ("You wanna see something really scary?")
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 10:13:09 AM
I don't like scary movies. I have to leave the room when my son watches one of his movies. He doesn't like monster movies; he likes mob movies with  killings and tortures.
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 10:24:23 AM
I posted my scary movies a few weeks ago and don't want to be redundant. So here are the Cliff Notes:

Movies that scared me as a child:
Homicidal
Two on a Guillotine
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Midnight Lace
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte/Baby Jane
Them!

Movies that scared me when I was older:
See No Evil
Don't Look Now
The Tenant

Movies That Scare Me Now:
An Inconvenient Truth
Who Killed the Electric Car
Bush's Brain




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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 10:25:43 AM
I'm enjoying viewing the stills from a play THAT I WON'T GET TO SEE!!
:-(
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 10:39:18 AM
Christmas  WISH LIST  (http://www.absinthe.bz/)

(http://www.absinthe.bz/vimg/297/images/top1.gif)

(http://www.absinthe.bz/vimg/297/prod_img/Maxabsinity_x.jpg)

151  ::)PROOF

der Brucer

Note: It is illegal to manufacture or sell in the U.S. - but it is not illegal to posses or use (say the web sites).

However, Absinthe is a "prohibited" item and is subject to being seized by the United States Customs.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 10:40:39 AM
I'm enjoying viewing the stills from a play THAT I WON'T GET TO SEE!!
:-(

Maybe it will still be running when you go West to get your Oscar for S&V :)

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 10:47:56 AM
Back from the jog, which was surprisingly easy today, and now must go ship some packages.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 10:48:54 AM
WOMAN OF THE DAY AWARD
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/07/02/20061030182009990008)

 Proud Witch (http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/salem-woman-says-witches-have-rights/20061030150209990001?cid=2194)
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At 73, Laurie Cabot is a proud witch and she's fighting for her civil rights. She's shown here in an undated photo.

Reuters

Laurie Cabot is a proud witch , and she's fighting for her civil rights.

At age 73, the official witch of Salem says her craft is stronger than ever, as she sits in an overstuffed chair behind a pink table where she does psychic readings -- and where, she says, spirits of the dead often "pop through."

In between psychic readings and running a shop that sells everything a witch needs to get started, Cabot is mailing letters to civic leaders across Massachusetts warning them of the legal perils of portraying witches as grisly old hags.

Posters hung on government property of witches as haggard women on broomsticks or as green-faced outcasts with an evil glint in their eye could lead to defamation lawsuits by witches protesting what they see as violations of their civil rights.

"If they don't protect us and take care of us like everyone else, then they could be sued," said Cabot, who in 1986 founded the Witches League for Self-Awareness after the filming of "The Witches of Eastwick," a movie witches said made them look "stupid."

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 31, 2006, 10:53:56 AM
Halloween Animals -Part I

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der Brucer
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 31, 2006, 10:56:40 AM
I have landed.  A nice surprise at the Dayton airport was finding my dad and his girlfriend Lucille waiting for me.  He looks good, too thin, but his energy is up and he seems to be doing fine.  I am now at my brother's, visiting with my brother Randy, sister-in-law Jo, and my niece Allison who drove up from Tennessee with her adorable baby Chase to see me.

BK, break a leg with rehearsals.  I love the photos!
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Post by: Donna on October 31, 2006, 10:57:07 AM
TOPIC OF THE DAY: Not my "cup of tea" really.

I do, however, remember covering my eyes at Dressed to Kill and The Eyes of Laura Mars. Yow!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 11:11:48 AM
Was it too early to start eating some of the Halloween candy at 10am? :)

I know i have enough and i cannot resist the chocolate!  My favorites that i have are: reese's peanut butter cups, crunchie, and wunderbar.
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Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 11:15:45 AM
Tonight i have on tv: Dancing With The stars, veronica mars and boston legal.  I think Gilmore Girls is a repeat.


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Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 11:18:07 AM
My little niece is a bit sick. But my sister decided that she would bring her over for Halloween (since they do not get that many kids at their house).
I don't think she will go out (she is only 13 months old). But we do have 2 costumes here (little red riding hood and a unicorn snuggly costume i got last year).

I don't think it will be that cold here (maybe 50F tonight). But it will rain. It's weird but some years it is really cold. And then some years it's been really warm!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 11:29:35 AM
I don't think it will be that cold here (maybe 50F tonight). But it will rain. It's weird but some years it is really cold. And then some years it's been really warm!


Are there also years when it's really "just right"?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 11:37:39 AM
Are there also years when it's really "just right"?

Every year is "just right" in Arizona!

And I am very curious to find out what "The Ganch" is.
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Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 11:40:24 AM
Elmore - Glad all went well with your flight.  

As to the Met and Barber of Seville, based on prices and what was available, i opted for the grand tier next March, when Florez is still scheduled to perform.   Thanks for your advice - much appreciated!
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Post by: Ben on October 31, 2006, 11:56:01 AM
Every year is "just right" in Arizona!

And I am very curious to find out what "The Ganch" is.

Maybe The Ganch is The Grinch
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 11:57:58 AM
Absinthe is a "prohibited" item and is subject to being seized by the United States Customs.

I've heard it makes the heart grow fonder. (Not Jane Fonder...)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 12:04:11 PM
TOD:

The Exorcist  -- IT still creeps me out
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Post by: Ginny on October 31, 2006, 12:04:29 PM
DR Elmore - Welcome to Ohio!
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:04:49 PM
Absinthe makes hard fondu.
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 31, 2006, 12:06:05 PM
Any movie with Nicole Kidman is a bit creepy for me!
It's the apprehension factor.  Will she act or not.

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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 12:28:00 PM
Welcome to my home state, DR Elmoooooore!
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:28:09 PM
Cool pix, BK!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 12:31:02 PM
A Ganch:
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:31:20 PM
DON'T LOOK NOW is a good choice. That movie has such a creepy vibe.

MichaelS mentioned LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE. I can remember watching that as a kid, my older siblings were babysitting me, and they let me watch it. It got to my bedtime and I refused to go to bed, so the compromise was they would let me stay in the TV room, but they held a blanket in front of my face so I couldn't actually watch the last half hour. When the ending revelation happened, I still remember their frightened reactions and that scared me more than if I had actually seen the movie!
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:31:53 PM
DR Laura- TPunk too is Li'l Red Riding Hood today.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 12:32:32 PM
DR Sandra reports that there was an underpants issue at preschool today.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 12:33:15 PM
Apparently, Superman doesn't have bowels of steel.
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Post by: Ben on October 31, 2006, 12:33:30 PM
Ganch=Skunk

Hmmm, even with child mispronunciation I wouldn't have guessed that one.
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:33:47 PM
I had absinthe once at someone's holiday party. You have to burn a sugar cube over it to carmelize it or something. It was vicious going down the ol' gullet, but I had no wild hallucinations or bouts with madness. At least other than ones I've always had.
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:34:13 PM
Ben, your Playbills are in ze mail.
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Post by: Rodzinski on October 31, 2006, 12:35:01 PM
I think John Carpenter's THE THING is a pretty solid scary film.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 31, 2006, 12:36:32 PM
DR DERBRUCER,
Been over to my neighborhood, have you?

Personally, I think dogs are entitled to some self-respect!
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 12:44:50 PM
I have yet to see the Exorcist...I just don't think I would enjoy it!

I do recall TV ads for some horror films that used to scare the bejesus out of me...

The Ad for "It's Alive" ...I would have to leave the room or change the channel when it would come on..."There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby... It's Alive."   ....and then it would show that baby crib with the gruesome monster hand.



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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 12:46:14 PM
And the TV commercial for BEYOND THE DOOR really creeped me out too....I was shocked when I learned that Juliet Mills, who at that time in my childhood was on reruns of NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR was the star!
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 12:50:21 PM
And...my brother Allen and one of his girlfriends took me and my little brother to the theater to see FEAR IS THE KEY back around 1972...the poster scared me to begin with, but when the movie started and that guy set those people on fire...well, I don't remember any more then that so either we left the film or I closed my eyes for the remainder...or maybe the rest of the film just didin't impact me the way the opening scene did.

It wasn't a horror film, just some action thriller...but that skull on the poster made it look so scary to a 7 year old.

(http://www.j4hi.com/images/Img183.jpg)
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Post by: Ben on October 31, 2006, 12:52:31 PM
Thanks, Rod! My nephew will be very excited.

And now, a question, even though it's not Wednesday.

I haven't seen the new production and it's been a LONG time since I saw Chorus Line. Where does "And" fall in the song sequence? I think it goes after I Can Do That and before At the Ballet. Am I correct?
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Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 01:17:08 PM
Derbrucer-those books are about my speed these days. ;D

Derbrucer-those books are about my speed these days.

DRLaura-Mob movies also scare, too realistic.  

Elmore-Such a fantastic surprise, have a wonderful visit.

Jennifer-Halloween sounds fun at your house.  I値l be watching for a photo of your niece.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:20:36 PM
Great pics posted by DRs and bk. Keep them coming!
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Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 01:20:49 PM
Ganch- ;D ;D
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:22:33 PM
Yes, John Carpenter's THE THING had me squirming in my seat for most of the movie. It runs third to ALIEN and ALIENS in the creep-out derby for me.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:23:54 PM
I watched three things on TV this afternoon.

I began with another CSI: NY episode from the first season boxed set. This second episode involved a death by lye in Grand Central Station. This was also the episode where series regular Vanessa Ferlito left the show.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:26:18 PM
Next came KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Sumptuous sets and costumes, but a very banal telling of the King Arthur story. And Robert Taylor was all wrong as Lancelot. He might have made a better Arthur than Mel Ferrer, but I'm sure he would never have attepted a British accent. But then, Ava Gardner as Gueneviere didn't try one either.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:27:55 PM
Staying in a Robert Taylor mood, I next began watching UNDERCURRENT with Taylor as a psychotic married to Katharine Hepburn. Only watched about 30 minutes of it (I've seen it before but not in quite awhile), but will probably not finish it until tomorrow.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 01:28:30 PM
I'm assuming the Astaire-Rogers box will come tomorrow since it didn't arrive today. Bah!
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Post by: MBarnum on October 31, 2006, 01:46:15 PM
WE are all waiting for Amazon orders, aren't we...I am hoping my box set of 1960s German westerns will arrive soon!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 01:52:58 PM
Boo!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 01:54:53 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Save the Cheerleader....save the World![/move]









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Post by: bk on October 31, 2006, 01:55:29 PM
I shall now be on my way to LACC and rehearsal, after which I shall be on my way to see Sister Act.
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 02:01:55 PM
I shall now be on my way to LACC and rehearsal, after which I shall be on my way to see Sister Act.

I can't wait to hear what you think about it...unless you don't like it. :-\ I have always loved Alan Menken's music. :)
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 02:10:31 PM
WE are all waiting for Amazon orders, aren't we...I am hoping my box set of 1960s German westerns will arrive soon!

I must say that the staff at the land of Kritzer are far more efficient than Amazon!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 02:30:02 PM
I don't know about that -- Amazon ships one day, and I usually get it the next!

I have no problems with Kritzerland shipments, though...just that they're not 2nd-day service, which I get from Amazon all year long (special fee that pays for itself within a month!!!)



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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 02:30:49 PM
THat skunk costume is adoreable Laura....
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 02:31:39 PM
Maybe it will still be running when you go West to get your Oscar for S&V :)
der Brucer

Nahhhh....I think I was as close as I'll ever get when our last film made it to the Oscar short list. If only it hadn't been for that damned IMAX dolphin film, narrated by Sting, which wasn't even a *real* documentary because every shot was staged...I could have been there when Randy Newman won his Oscar.

I'm going to go eat a non-dolphin-safe tuna sandwich RIGHT NOW!

With S&V...we didn't even have the funds to jump through the necessary hoops so it could qualify.  :'(
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 02:32:03 PM
I also do not like mobster movies...

I dont mind mysteries and stuff if they are well written and hold your attention. I hate movies that use murder as a plot gimmick and that is how I feel about a lot of the gangster movies and many of the horror films

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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 02:32:47 PM
I wish I could get NBC in well enought to see this Heroes program that everyone is chatting about.
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 02:36:36 PM
A Ganch:

I was thinking maybe he was going for a guanche, as mentioned in song by Randy Newman. Guanches were the indigenous population of the Canary Islands, until they were slaughtered by the "Great Nations of Europe".
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 02:41:06 PM
I wish I could get NBC in well enought to see this Heroes program that everyone is chatting about.

And up against some feeble competition last night (reruns on CBS and THE BACHELOR on ABC and JUSTICE on Fox), HEROES gained audience making it now the biggest new show of the season in terms of audience. (UGLY BETTY is now second).

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS did well enough in the time slot - 8.3 million, about two million more than have been watching it on Tuesday nights at 8, but not doing any better than STUDIO 60 was doing in the slot.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 02:42:17 PM
Off to get ready for trick-or-treaters and then to settle in for prime time TV at 9.

WBBL.
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 31, 2006, 03:04:09 PM
And...my brother Allen and one of his girlfriends took me and my little brother to the theater to see FEAR IS THE KEY back around 1972...the poster scared me to begin with, but when the movie started and that guy set those people on fire...well, I don't remember any more then that so either we left the film or I closed my eyes for the remainder...or maybe the rest of the film just didin't impact me the way the opening scene did.

It wasn't a horror film, just some action thriller...but that skull on the poster made it look so scary to a 7 year old.

(http://www.j4hi.com/images/Img183.jpg)

And how do you feel now that you are 8?
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Post by: jhvw on October 31, 2006, 03:26:20 PM
hi everybody. Just wanted to say Happy Halloween. Can't say I have anything exciting planned. Spent the morning in bed watching this movie I never heard of called "Hard Candy" I really liked it, but I can't really think of anyone I'd recommend it to. Anyway, hope everyone is having a good day and a fun night!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 03:32:19 PM
I just carved a pumpkin. It is a pumpkin we had leftover from last Halloween. I didn't think it would make it another year.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 03:51:09 PM
Great blocking news, MR BK.  Congrats.

Today I am working ALL DAY and then attending a seance tonight at The World of Wisdom.  Who knows WHAT will happen.  Of course, you know that tonight the veil between the physical and spirit world is at its thinnest, so don't be surprised at anything that happens.

Perhaps I can post a photo of my costume tomorrow.

DR CILLA LIZ.....my favorite costume EVER was a photo you posted last year....if you still have it....I will just say APPLE and UMBRELLA to remind you.

Yes, I have it. It's either in my other computer or on the disk I made before reformating this one. I'll see if I can find it. It was a wonderful costume. He won the contest
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 03:55:33 PM
On a completely unrelated subject (well--if you go back a few days, it's semi-related), I am enjoying the OCR of Grey Gardens more than any other show I've listened to in a long, long time.  A lot of it is cut from the same tonal cloth as Follies (IMHO, anyhoo), but it's brilliantly written, sung and recorded.

Isn't it amazing how they tie so much of the documentary into the music?  I think I appreciated the music a lot more having seen the documentary, especially Jerry Likes My Corn.
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Post by: jhvw on October 31, 2006, 03:56:57 PM
Jeeze, my friend just sent me a pic on the phone of her halloween costume, sylvia plath....she is dressed up with her head in an oven. I wish I could put it up here, she did a good job. I guess she's already pissed off a few people with it. Mabye I'll have to go to this halloween costume party after all.
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 04:00:26 PM
On a completely unrelated subject (well--if you go back a few days, it's semi-related), I am enjoying the OCR of Grey Gardens more than any other show I've listened to in a long, long time.  A lot of it is cut from the same tonal cloth as Follies (IMHO, anyhoo), but it's brilliantly written, sung and recorded.

I'm ordering juvenile books right now and I just put in the CD.  I really enjoy it, also.  I have the DVD for the documentary from the library, but I haven't watched it, yet...maybe tonight.  The only thing that I want to watch is "Boston Legal."  It'll depend on when I get home and what else I have to watch on tape. :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:03:28 PM
Hey Jon! Good to see you.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:04:54 PM
Trick or treaters start in one minute.  I'm not expecting much this year. In my old neighborhood we had TONS! I think I had 80 last year or something like that.  There aren't as many kids in this neighborhood, but you never know.  I have whoppers, snickers, dots, and m&ms.  Lots of goodies for me if the kids don't show.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:10:01 PM
My Roomba arrived at work from eBay today, but I had to go directly to my car from the courthouse, so I didn't bring it home yet. This weekend I shall have a robot to clean my floors
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:14:38 PM
My neighbor girls just came to the door. A witch and a princess. It is very cold here, low tonight is going to be 14 degrees, it's only 30 right now. Their mom told me not to count on very many kids here. Gotta check the cats. They are doing major fighting tonight. Probably because Boo was at the vet. She's been puking a lot so I took her in. Don't think it's anything serious, but she got a shot and dewormed and she can't eat for 8-12 hours.   So she's wound up about that. I have a feeling I will be filling cat dishes at midnight - when she can eat again
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:17:05 PM
DR DERBRUCER,
Been over to my neighborhood, have you?

Personally, I think dogs are entitled to some self-respect!
They lick themselves.  And each other.

Of course, maybe they use a different definition for "self-respect."

 :o
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 04:17:22 PM
In today's UPS delivery:

The new Tarzan set with the 6 RKO "Tarzan" movies.

The new Criterion DVD of "Le Samourai" with Alain Delon as a hit man.

The new SNL "The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse"...featuring a lot of the cartoons they produced and aired on the show.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 04:18:06 PM
They lick themselves.  And each other.

Of course, maybe they use a different definition for "self-respect."

 :o


Cats do this, too.

And they're a VERY sociable lot.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 04:19:13 PM
My neighbor girls just came to the door. A witch and a princess. It is very cold here, low tonight is going to be 14 degrees, it's only 30 right now. Their mom told me not to count on very many kids here. Gotta check the cats. They are doing major fighting tonight. Probably because Boo was at the vet. She's been puking a lot so I took her in. Don't think it's anything serious, but she got a shot and dewormed and she can't eat for 8-12 hours.   So she's wound up about that. I have a feeling I will be filling cat dishes at midnight - when she can eat again

A cat guardian's work is NEVER done.
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:19:16 PM
A woman came up to my cash register today, buying several packages of rice crackers.

I asked her, "You're giving out those for Halloween?  You do like living dangerously, don't you!"

Much laughter.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:19:48 PM
I can't believe it was 73 degrees on Sunday and now it's going to be 14 degrees tonight....that's scary
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 04:19:56 PM
I found a cat toy under a cabinet last night.

Sigh.

I spent a few moments "missing" my Vickie.
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:20:10 PM
Cats do this, too.

And they're a VERY sociable lot.
But I've never seen a dog lick a cat, or vice versa.

Not that it couldn't happen.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:25:05 PM
Well, all the kids I'm expecting have been here. I wasn't sure my interpreter would bring her kids, we haven't really been getting along, but she lives a block away and I told her I'd have candy tonight, so they came. I'm glad, actually. Guess I'll start my diet after I eat the whoppers, dots, m&ms and snickers
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:26:17 PM
But I've never seen a dog lick a cat, or vice versa.

Not that it couldn't happen.

I've seen dogs and cats lick each other on the head or back of the neck, but not anywhere unmentionable on a family site
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:27:13 PM
Oh the last one's were the little mermaid, a pirate and pooh bear was in the stroller
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 04:27:37 PM
[size=20]DELETE THE CHEERLEADER....   DELETE THE WORLD!!![/size]

Hey, I think those glasses make Jack Coleman woofy!

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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:31:06 PM
TOD - my parents never paid any attention to what I watched. When I was little, The Birds really scared me, In Cold Blood kept me up for lots of nights because our house was at the end of a long driveway and I kept thinking people were going to come and kill us.  Actually what scared me as much as anything were the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz, I used to cover my eyes until that part was over.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 04:39:12 PM
I'm trying to think if I've seen scary movie lately....hmmm don't remember.

Blair Witch may have been scary to me if I hadn't heard all the hype before I saw it
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Post by: George on October 31, 2006, 04:43:08 PM
But I've never seen a dog lick a cat, or vice versa.

Not that it couldn't happen.

My sister had a dog (Murphy) and a cat (Casper) and they were "brothers" for 11 years before Murphy had to be put to sleep earlier this year...kidney disease. :( They did lick each other every once in a while, but they only sniffed each other's "unmentionables," though.
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Post by: Ginny on October 31, 2006, 04:57:20 PM
By the time I arrived home from work, the appointed hours for trick or treating were over and DH Richard said we'd had all of 2, count 'em 2, visitors.  That means we have a lot of mini Twix, Three Musketeers, Milky Way, and Milky Way Midnights left over.  Well, not so many Milky Way Midnights, because I took out about a dozen of those to take to work today  :-X

We're looking forward to watching the Halloween episode of NCIS in a few minutes.
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 05:02:45 PM
I bought three bags of KitKat Bars for der Brucer to share with any youthfuls that show up tonight.  So far, no takers.  He'll just have to struggle through them all by himself.

 ;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 05:05:46 PM
But I've never seen a dog lick a cat, or vice versa.

Not that it couldn't happen.

Actually, I have....I saw it on one of the America's Funniest Videos segments about dogs and cats.  Some socialize and groom...although I'm sure the cats are the ones who do all/most of the grooming.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 05:08:10 PM
[size=20]DELETE THE CHEERLEADER....   DELETE THE WORLD!!![/size]

Hey, I think those glasses make Jack Coleman woofy!




Sorry if that catchphrase irritates you, S. Woody.

Perhaps if it was Casey waltzing with the cheerleader, saving the world, you'd be a bit less upset by it....


Nevertheless, I shall continue posting it.  It's my "And one for Mahler"....
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Michael on October 31, 2006, 05:09:01 PM
In the ten years I lived here the doorbell has never rung once at Halloween. But the postman has rung twice.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 05:19:03 PM
"Casey" incorporates our esteemed BK's word for the day.  It's not just a repetition of a phrase.

Come to think of it, though, it's a little sad that I'm generally the only one who seems to care about the word for the day.

Although I find it's a great way to kick-start my brain every morning.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: S. Woody White on October 31, 2006, 05:19:46 PM
...But the postman has rung twice.
Special delivery???    :D :D :D
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 05:51:02 PM
My two little Viet Namese-Jewish Princesses from next door:
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 05:52:22 PM
"Casey" incorporates our esteemed BK's word for the day.  It's not just a repetition of a phrase.

But why criticize what I post?  What I don't understand is why you feel compelled to be ugly about it.

Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 05:56:14 PM
it's a great way to kick-start my brain every morning.

Which in turn kick-starts *my* brain!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 05:58:42 PM
All of our trick-or-treaters so far have been Mexican. I guess the Mayor hasn't completly succeeded in his campaign of ethnic cleansing. Good.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 06:00:13 PM
But why criticize what I post?  That's what I don't understand...why you feel compelled to be ugly about it.

At least you didn't use poor grammar!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 06:01:53 PM
At least you didn't use poor grammar!


There's a mercy.   Imagine the overblown pedantic hysteria that might have ensued over some little nothing or other.





Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 06:05:27 PM
Well, I had TONS of trick or treaters last year...of course that was in my old neighborhood...here...4 plus one in a stroller who didn't take any candy. I have SO much candy to eat
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 06:09:12 PM
Go Emmit go.....I could use that cheerleader to cheer on Emmit in Dancing With the Stars.....
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 06:11:16 PM
Skip has baked chocolate chip cookies.  Not that we intended to give them to trick or treaters, though.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ginny on October 31, 2006, 06:12:46 PM
My Roomba arrived at work from eBay today, but I had to go directly to my car from the courthouse, so I didn't bring it home yet. This weekend I shall have a robot to clean my floors

A Roomba figured into the plot of tonight's NCIS and I wouldn't have gotten the reference if I hadn't just read your post!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 06:15:27 PM
Skip and I are now officially booked for our L.A. visit to see BRAIN FROM PLANET X.  At least we paid for both our plane tickets, and that's as official as you can get, assuming nothing goes wrong.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: jhvw on October 31, 2006, 06:20:01 PM
I had a bit of a laugh on my dinner break. Every year people drive in from other neighborhoods around 7:30 and hit our neighborhood. My dad finds this kind of offensive so he starts slipping the kids packets of ketchup and tarter sauce. Then we left the front door manning to my little brother and set off fireworks.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 06:20:58 PM
I found a cat toy under a cabinet last night.

Sigh.

I spent a few moments "missing" my Vickie.

Bogie loved munching on plastic bags & I have a long bag from the cleaners hanging in the closet filled with teeth marks..sigh.

Keep posting the cheerleader quote, it makes me smile.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 06:22:45 PM
A Roomba figured into the plot of tonight's NCIS and I wouldn't have gotten the reference if I hadn't just read your post!

Always glad to be helpful.  I was going to run to the office after Dancing with the Stars to get it,  but baby it's cold outside.....
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 06:24:03 PM
Bogie loved munching on plastic bags & I have a long bag from the cleaners hanging in the closet filled with teeth marks..sigh.

Keep posting the cheerleader quote, it makes me smile.



Thank you, Jane, for the memory association (sigh) and the encouragement.







Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 06:25:07 PM
I had a bit of a laugh on my dinner break. Every year people drive in from other neighborhoods around 7:30 and hit our neighborhood. My dad finds this kind of offensive so he starts slipping the kids packets of ketchup and tarter sauce. Then we left the front door manning to my little brother and set off fireworks.

LOL! That is too funny..I can see him doing that while smiling and making it seem as if ketchup and tarter sauce were the best candy around
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 06:26:07 PM
My trip's just going to be a quick one back and forth to and from L.A., just two days in L.A. - but Skip's going to join some business friends in San Francisco for a few days after L.A.  and then fly back from San Francisco.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 06:26:44 PM
Nilla was in love with a shoe string. He used to walk around the house dragging the silly thing.  I found it the other day. Callie was dragging it for awhile.  Nilla also used to find my socks and decorate the house with them.  Whenever I see a sock in the middle of the floor I think of him
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jane on October 31, 2006, 06:28:56 PM
Jhvw- It痴 nice to see you again now you have moved.  Have fun at the party tonight.

DRLaura-Your little princesses are too cute!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 06:49:49 PM
DR RonP, re: halloween weather. Warm is just right!

Actually it wasn't terrible tonight. Although it was colder than expected with a bit of rain. I think it was about 40F.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 06:51:48 PM
DR Jane, little megan was under the weather and did not dress up. She is too little to eat candy, so no point in going trick or treating anyhow. Next year she will be 2 and my sister told her tonight, "next year we will go trick or treating so you can get some candy for me and daddy" :)

(not that my niece understood what she meant anyhow, but still :) )
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 06:57:52 PM
Does anybody else get annoyed by the previews ABC is showing for sweeps.  I am annoyed.

I watch LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on CTV (canadian station) and the previews they show are very reasonable.  BUt i happen to see commercials for both these shows today. And there were ridiculously huge spoilers in them.

Now i know this is sweeps. And i know that they want to get people to watch. But i really did not want to know either of these huge developments that were revealed to me.


MAJOR LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SPOILERS.


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Re: LOST the promo i saw on CTV said that something huge was going to happen. On ABC they announce, "one of these castaways is going to die".

Re: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, they show the woman who will be taking the hostages in the upcoming show. They talk about the hostage situation, and they say someone will get shot (and then show a teaser).

Personally i would rather have been surprised about both of these things. Is there no way to give mild spoilers without ruining it for people who would rather not know.

I was quite happy re: LOST just knowing that something major was going to happen. And re: DH i was happy not knowing anything about the hostage thing.

Maybe most people like to know these things. But to me they gave way too much away.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 07:02:18 PM
Trick or treating was good.  But when it is cool the kids have to wear jackets under their costumes. :(

The last group of kids got a nice treat. I had a lot of candy left (and don't want to eat any after tomorrow). So i gave them handfuls and they were very happy.

At one point i wrapped little megan in a blanket and brought her to the door with me. She was sort of stunned and not sure what to make of things.  I"m not sure how much she understand period. But halloween i'm sure was very confusing. All these kids showing up looking scary and getting candy.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jennifer on October 31, 2006, 07:07:33 PM
I"m not sure who to vote for for DANCING WITH THE STARS. Mario is my favorite, so i used all my phone votes on him. But i suspect he and emmitt are safe.

I really don't want joey to go home and he could be in trouble. So i will probably use my internet votes for him. Although i really don't want monique to go home either. :(

I also like the cheerleader posts. I think it depends if you like the show or not (i like it).

The funny thing is that since HEROES is on Global here we don't get the same previews. In fact i don't think we get any previews after the show is over. So DR RonP, the first few times you posted the cheerleader quote i had no idea what you were talking about.

But then when i would tape STUDIO 60 (that comes on after it), it is on NBC, so i would get the previews from NBC and they would always have the cheerleader quote. I almost wonder if people watching the show on GLOBAL here are missing out on a lot!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 07:11:10 PM
My Roomba arrived at work from eBay today, but I had to go directly to my car from the courthouse, so I didn't bring it home yet. This weekend I shall have a robot to clean my floors

It will be interesting to see how the cats react to the Roomba
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 07:14:21 PM
Laura, your princess visitors are adoreably precious!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 07:17:26 PM
Thank you, Jane, for the memory association (sigh) and the encouragement.


Ron I also agree with Jane, I have a halter from a horse I used to ride and sadly has passed on.

I also agree with Jane keep on posting the Cheerleader words...

WE need good words of encouragement in this deranged world of ours!







Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 08:14:45 PM
It will be interesting to see how the cats react to the Roomba

That's an understatement
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 08:15:46 PM
JRand, found the photo you were talking about
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Cillaliz on October 31, 2006, 08:18:32 PM
Well it's only 17 degrees. Time to cuddle up under the covers with a cat or two. Ok, even if it's a two cat night, Callie won't sleep on the bed. It's just her thing.

They have been pretty good tonight considering I had to put up all their food for the evening.  I've snuck a little to Callie a couple times and even offered some to Boo, but she wasn't interested.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:20:39 PM
I only had four rings of the doorbell - about 9 kids total.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Edisaurus on October 31, 2006, 08:20:45 PM
Love the Magritte halloween costume!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:25:31 PM
While waiting for folks to come get their candy, I watched MON ONCLE.

I've had it for several months (it was the Criterion remaster which looked mostly smashing), but I was just never in the mood to watch it. I saw it years ago in a film appreciation class and not since then.

Terry Jones says in his introduction that he was disappointed when he first saw it but the film is now his favorite Tati. I have suffered a similar change of heart. I don't think it's the equal of M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY though there certainly are some hilarious sey pieces in it. But a lot of it just doesn't register or prolongs a joke past the breaking point.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:27:09 PM
HOUSE had another gripping drama plus the introduction of the fantastic David Morse as House's nemesis. I'm going to look forward to this battle between the two of them very much over the next episodes.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:28:50 PM
nip/tuck























had me squirming with two VERY close calls on Dr. Troy. And surprising developments with Peter DInklege's character and Joley RIchardson's wife. Wow!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:30:22 PM
I'll have four hours of shows from tonight to try to fit in tomorrow. Busy day especially if the Astaire-Rogers box comes tomorrow as I expect.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Matt H. on October 31, 2006, 08:37:44 PM
And now, I'm on my way to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jeanne on October 31, 2006, 08:38:05 PM
DR CILLALIZ,
Do let us know how you like your Roomba. Such a wonderful concept, but the reviews on Amazon were mixed. I do know it's not useful on stairs--it needs a flat surface.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Jeanne on October 31, 2006, 09:04:34 PM
Halloween on my street was really wild this year. It was a warm day and a really pleasant evening, so we had more trick-or-treaters than usual.  We do an informal count of attendance by how much candy we give out. A neighbor who made two additional trips to the store told me she guesses we had 1200-1400 people. It's basically a four-block-long block party.

Our local fire department took part by driving a fire truck down the street with the firefighters in costume.

Former Virginia governor and until-recently-presidential-hopeful Mark Warner decorated his patio with low-flying cobwebs (you couldn't help but get caught in them), then he was dressed all in black, plus a mask ("I don't really know who I am," he told me, but he looked scary). The older kids "if you're really brave" (plus me) were invited to reach down into a cooler, past some really SLIMY stuff (pasta?) and pull out an "eyeball" (grape). He also had a monster with HUGE hands in attendance. It was quite fun. I had no idea he was going to do this.

Our canine costumes were a bit difficult to decipher this year. I saw two dogs as hula dancers and one as a convict (he got 2-5 years for jumping up on the table and eating the humans' dinner, I was told). Some of the others were anybody's guess.

One adult, who must be new to us, said, "It's like Bourbon Street--for kids." Lots and lots of smiles and everyone very gracious--not the usual state of affairs here in Washington.

I attended two parties on my block, but believe there were some others as well. Great fun!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 09:23:45 PM
The evening attire:
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 09:24:48 PM
My princess neighbors came back a second time. I gave them each a lollipop, and then we looked for caterpillars on the vines.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 09:25:49 PM
They were the only children I recognized. Not many kids on our street. Many of the Trick-or-Treaters I'm sure don't even live in our neighborhood.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: FJL on October 31, 2006, 09:30:47 PM
BK must be at intermission of SISTER ACT just about now.  Hope the show is looking really good, though I know BK will tell it like he sees it, either way.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 31, 2006, 09:44:04 PM
That's an understatement


Some years ago, my mom gave me one of those little dog robots that Radio Shack sold.  It was cute, did little tricks and yipped.

I brought it back to Oakland and put it on the floor.  Vickie was immediately on her guard over this critter that was smaller than she.

When I started it up, she was one unhappy cat.  When it began moving she ran and hid.   I put the dog away and went to retrieve her from my bedroom.

She hissed at me.   Later, she cautiously entered the living room.  She sniffed everything she could and caught no scent of another animal.  I think she forgave me.   She immediately came up to me and jumped in my lap.  She looked around a bit longer and then settled into a contented snuggle.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 10:53:16 PM
Sandra has a lovely costume Laura, did she make it?
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 31, 2006, 10:53:47 PM
I see we have jumped right over to page 8!!
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 11:16:38 PM
Sandra has a lovely costume Laura, did she make it?

Umm. Sure. We'll go with that. She made it. Yeah. She made it.
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 31, 2006, 11:23:28 PM
(I bought it at WalMart.)
Title: Re:THE SHADOW KNOWS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 12:45:53 AM
I'm finally back after show and dinner and some rather unbelievable traffic.  Shall now write Ye Olde Notes.