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Title: GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 02:01:23 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know all about the great balls, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently searching for their great balls of fire.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 02:02:41 AM
And the word of the day is: LOUCHE!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 04:40:39 AM
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde
While unzipping her dress... how louche!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 04:41:37 AM
Obviously, our esteemed BK was truly late in getting the notes together.  I don't remember being the first poster in quite some time!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 04:47:04 AM
There's something going on at work, staffing-wise.  Three times this week, I've been asked to put in an extra couple of hours at the till.  Not that I mind the extra money, but it's tiring and I'm still a couple of days behind on the posts here... gee, you people have been chatty lately!

 :o
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 04:51:46 AM
TOD from two days ago...

Surfing the net is relaxing for me.

So is reading.

(The two go together a lot, I know...)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:02:41 AM
Re: last night's Doctor Who episode - BK's tap dance choreographer might want to check out the Cybermen in this story.  The synchronized stomping they performed was outright scary!  Definately a hide-behind-the-couch moment.  (The Cybermen are by far my more favorite heavies than the Daleks, whose dance movements are more swirley and glidey.  As with Astaire and Rogers, there is more to dance than just swooshing!)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:09:45 AM
A couple of days ago, Edisaurus wrote...

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I take a capsule called "Immunity" which is a formula made from mushrooms---not the hallucinogenic variety---
This is how you relax???
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...and it keeps me from catching whatever's going around in post-land, where germs are easily spread because everyone it operating the same machines.
Oops, not about the TOD that day, my bad!   ::)

The spreading of germs is why I had that flu shot a couple of days ago, a necessity with all the people-contact I do.  My arm is still a little sore, but at least the male nurse who administered the shot registered well on the Woofometer.   8)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jrand72 on November 04, 2006, 05:12:23 AM
Louche....isn't that what happens when Liza Minnelli loses a button?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jrand72 on November 04, 2006, 05:12:44 AM
I liked mashed potatoes and I like French Fries....but not at the same time.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jrand72 on November 04, 2006, 05:14:02 AM
Saturday...another work day for me.  It is a bwisk 36 degrees, but it promises to get up to 56 degrees this afternoon.

The rehearsals sound like a lot of fun and it makes me want to be IN a musical again.  But NOT Cinderella.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 05:42:09 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  A workday for me, too, DR JRand - my information-waitressing day for the week.  Let's hope the almost-full moon doesn't make things too weird for either of us.

TOD - My cheesy potatoes, which start with frozen hash browns.  You add cream cheese, cream of celery soup, a little onion and bake.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese right before serving.  Yum.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 05:53:01 AM
Salt-and-pepper potatoes. These are potatoes cut up into large chunks, skin on, then sautéed---probably in olive oil--- with some onions and red and green peppers as well as the aforementioned condiments. I don't know how they do it but the outside skin is crispy and the inside is tender. Dangerous stuff!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:56:01 AM
I have yet to make good french fries from scratch.  But I like them.

I'm pretty good with baked taters.

Pan-roasted taters with rosemary - yum!

Did you know that all those flavored tater chips, like BBQ and Cool Ranch and everything else, they all have MSG on them?  Plain chips don't, just the flavored ones.  Check out the ingredients listing, if you doubt this.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 05:56:34 AM
Nice double bill:

Intimate Apparel with The Underpants
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: MusicGuy on November 04, 2006, 06:12:29 AM

Good morning dear Esteemed, groomed, flummoxed, and heroic BK --

You'll notice that I discreetly left no reference to the "great balls of fire" - your's or anyone elses.  Somehow, I feel that those references will be well covered by DRs TCB, TomovOz, DerBrucer, and the always lovely elmore !
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: MusicGuy on November 04, 2006, 06:15:04 AM

TOD:

Probably my favorite potato thing is a really well made potato latke.  It has to be patted down so it is not too thick in the middle, and is nice and crisp and golden on the outside.  I like BOTH a little sour cream and a little applesauce on mine, and some salt.

Big Yummy !!  :0  :)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: td on November 04, 2006, 07:09:40 AM
Two cd set of Alice and Emily?!?!?  I'll take it!  One for me, one for everyone of my friends, too!  Since the concert was a birthday present to me from EvilTwin Janet Fanale, it's only logical that I would share the pleasures with pals. . .and what a lovely Christmas present this will make!
I was thinking about those gals, and this particular concert only this morning since I have  A MIGHTY WIND in the dvd player. . .yes, the concert segments of AMW were shot at Town Hall.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 07:36:49 AM
Saturday greetings to all!

I spent thursday and friday upstate near Lake George attending a conference for work.  It's certainly strange to see the people you work with out of context.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: JMK on November 04, 2006, 08:04:04 AM
Question for NYC-ers:  in doing my OCR catch-up yesterday, I listened to [title of show] (mini-review in yesterday's posts).  I'm just curious--was it simply a coinkydink, or was "Monkey on a Speedboat" from that show an allusion to "Monkey on a Pedestal" from Drowsy Chaperone?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 08:08:30 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  It looks pretty out.  I don't look so pretty.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 08:14:59 AM
Saturday greetings to all!

I spent thursday and friday upstate near Lake George attending a conference for work.  It's certainly strange to see the people you work with out of context.

Hi, DR TPunk - my conference Wednesday and Thursday was for managers and administrators, of which I am neither (I went for the fundraising sessions).  So the folks I saw out of context were my bosses.  Talk about interesting.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 08:15:19 AM
And the word of the day is: LOUCHE!

Louche lips sink ships!

der Brucer

French sub-titles for an old Batman TV Movie:

L'OUCHE
L'OOF
L'AAH
L'POW
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 08:16:20 AM
Spent much of yesterday with my brother and sister-in-law.   My shirt was clean, until I dropped some of my sister-in-law's delicious dinner of lamb shank on it.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:21:19 AM
Good morning!

Crisp, clear, lovely: the perfect November day. It really could not be better.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 08:22:25 AM
A late good morning to all.  I've been up since early this morning but this is my first time to catch up on today's eventa.  I met my dad and his lady friend at 8:30 for breakfast.  It took me 15 minutes to scrape the frost off the windows and warm up the car - I knew there was a reason I didn't miss owning a vehicle - and another 15 minutes to drive to the restaurant.  After that, I went to Woodside Cemetary and visited the graves of two friends.  I will spend the remainder of the day working on Christmas arrangements.

TOD:  scalloped potatoes, baked potatoes, and any number of others.  Last week my sister-in-law Jo Ann served baked sweet potatoes, which I had never before sampled.  Yum!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:22:59 AM
My TARZAN COLLECTION Vol. 2 came in the mail yesterday, so today I will be alternating Johnny Weismeuller with Fred & Ginger. I'm going to go in order with the TARZAN movies, but I'll skip around in the Astaire-Rogers box. Up next there is CAREFREE.

I'll also supplement with an occasional CSI: NY episode from disc 3 of the second season set.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:24:42 AM
There isn't any way to fix potatoes that I don't like.

I wish I had the recipe to the way the old Western Sizzlin' steakhouses used to do french fries. They were the best I have ever tasted, and I've never had them like that anywhere else.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:28:15 AM
Friend Jeff has bought his first HDTV, and we'll be installing it tomorrow. The condo he bought had one of those in-wall TV spaces over the fireplace, so the TV is going there, but before we get things set up, he's mounting some doors so he can close off the TV when not in use.

Looking forward to a fun afternoon setting up his HDTV, HDTV antenna (he doesn't have cable or satellite), DVD player, etc. He doesn't have a sound system to route these things through so that will make set-up much easier.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 08:30:23 AM
Going politically berserk for the nonce, here's Larry Gelbart's list of things to remember on election day that a friend from the Metropolitan Opera sent me.  I pass it along sympathetically hoping it will enlighten, entertain and possibly outrage:
> Iraq
> Abu Ghraib
> Guantanamo
> Unwarranted Phone Taps
> Unprecedented Powers
> Unmatched Incompetence
> Unparalleled Corruption
> Governor Bob Taft
> Representative Tom Delay
> Representative Roy Blunt
> Representative Ken Calvert
> Representative John Dolittle
> Representative Tom Feeney
> Representative Katherine Harris
> Representative Jerry Lewis
> Representative Gary Miller
> Representative Marilyn Musgrave
> Representative Richard Pombo
> Representative Rick Renzi
> Representative John Sweeney
> Representative Charles Taylor
> Representative Curt Weldon
> Representative J.D. Hayworth
> Representative Don Sherwood
> Representative Bob Ney
> Representative Duke Cunningham
> Representative Tom Reynolds
> Representative Chris Cannon
> Jeff Gannon
> Representative Mark Foley
> Representative Dennis Hastert
> Senator George Allen
> Senator Bill Frist
> Senator Conrad Burns
> Senator Rick Santorum
> David Safavian
> The Vice Presidential Energy Task Force
> Record oil company profits
> Anwar Pipeline
> Anbar Province
> Adelphia
> Merck
> Halliburton
> Arthur Anderson
> Qwest
> Tyco
> WorldCom
> Global Crossing
> Global Warming
> Global Boiling
> Exxon
> Enron
> Abramoff
> Adam Kidan
> Timothy Flanigan
> Ralph Reed
> Rita
> Katrina
> Fema
> Terri
> Condi
> Harriet Miers
> The Supreme Court
> Diebold
> John Bolton
> Florida, 2000
> Ohio, 2004
> North Korea
> Iran
> Darfur
> Stem Cell Research
> Scooter Libby
> Valerie Plame
> Golden Parachutes
> Shrunken Pensions
> Bernie Kerik
> Eminent Domain
> Social Security
> Habeas Corpus
> Ahmad Chalabi
> The Baghdad Museum
> Tora Bora
> Taliban Resurgence
> Iraqi Insurgents
> General Eric Shinseki
> General Anthony Zinni
> Mission Accomplished
> Illegal Immigration
> Intelligent Design
> Kenneth Tomlinson
> Claude Allen
> Swift Boat Hit Squads
> Ari Fleischer
> Scott McClellan
> Tony Snow
> Ann Coulter
> Expiration of Assault Weapons Ban
> John Ashcroft
> Alberto Gonzales
> George Tenet
> Paul Bremer
> Paul Wolfowitz
> Richard Perle
> Kissinger Redux
> Duck Cheney
> Donald Henry Rumsfeld
> Turd Blossom

> -- > "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
> -- Sinclair Lewis  
 
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 08:30:26 AM
TOD - My cheesy potatoes, which start with frozen hash browns.  You add cream cheese, cream of celery soup, a little onion and bake.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese right before serving.  Yum.
Oh wow, that sounds quite yummy! *writes it down on a post-it note*
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:34:19 AM
Quite a list, DE Elmore. Thanks for sharing. Timely, informative, important.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:35:16 AM
Off now to find something for lunch and tidy up a few things downstairs.

WBBL.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 08:37:09 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  It looks pretty out.  I don't look so pretty.
Aw, but you've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: td on November 04, 2006, 08:44:16 AM
Not particularly a junk fook junkie, but I have to say that I love some CHILI CHEESE FRIES.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 08:48:04 AM
Ordering my fries animal style at In N Out is a treat for me.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 08:48:44 AM
Oh wow, that sounds quite yummy! *writes it down on a post-it note*

If you like, DR singingnymph, I will send you a PM with the exact recipe when I get home from work tonight.  Welcome, by the way!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 08:49:06 AM
I guess I'll be jogging post-rehearsal.  I have some stuff to package and ship this morning, and then hair products to pick up, and then rehearsal, after which, I shall return.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 08:51:44 AM
If you like, DR singingnymph, I will send you a PM with the exact recipe when I get home from work tonight.  Welcome, by the way!
Yes, please!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 09:09:09 AM
Thanks for the list, DR Elmore. I will forward it to some backwards-thinking friends...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 09:37:46 AM
I love to take Yukons and baking them and the sprinkle garlic pepper on them...

Garlic mashed potatoes

I also like Chili fries... with LOTS of cheese!
Ginny, your potatoes sound good...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 09:43:54 AM
DR Elmore's list is why I listen to audiobooks instead of NPR during my commute  ::)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Donna on November 04, 2006, 09:44:37 AM
Elmore - Yowza! What a list from Gelbart. No wonder I'm exhausted by the news!

Topic of the Day - "One Potato, Two Potato"
(1) I like McDonald's French Fries and also In 'n' Out's French Fries. One is crisp/limp and the other is soft/limp. Mmm...
(2) One of my favorite recipes from my mother...
Lebanese Potato Salad
4 large potatoes (you can use unskinned red potatoes for added color)
1 small clove garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 small onion, chopped
1/3-1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup olive oil

1. Scrub potatoes and boil as for potato salad. Cool and dice into 1" cubes.
2. Mash garlic with seasonings. Add lemon juice, stirring well. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss, mixing well.
3. Serves 4-6.

Note: I usually eat this salad cold. IMO, what really makes it tasty is the combo of lemon juice and potatoes.

« Last Edit: Today at 09:35:20am by Donna »
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 09:46:58 AM
People with cell phones are especially obnoxious in the library today - visitors and staff.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Donna on November 04, 2006, 09:48:24 AM
BK - What is the TITLE of the CD you're editing?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 10:07:21 AM


You'll notice that I discreetly left no reference to the "great balls of fire" - your's or anyone elses.  Somehow, I feel that those references will be well covered by DRs TCB, TomovOz, DerBrucer, and the always lovely elmore !
And with that prompting:

Great Balls of Fire: Rocky Mountain Oysters with a Chipotle sauce.

You city slickers may also know this delight as: Barnyard Jewels, Montana Tendergroin or Cowboy Caviar.

der Brucer

Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 10:15:15 AM
*barf*
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 10:19:51 AM
And in Spanish: "Huevos del fuego."

Unless it means something else, like Tiene leche?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 10:23:20 AM
*barf*

Hey - that was tame post for me. No pictures, no recipes :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 10:34:24 AM
Salt-and-pepper potatoes. These are potatoes cut up into large chunks, skin on, then sautéed---probably in olive oil--- with some onions and red and green peppers as well as the aforementioned condiments. I don't know how they do it but the outside skin is crispy and the inside is tender. Dangerous stuff!


This, from  Nikibone  (http://www.nikibone.com/recipe/potatoes/friedpotatoes.html) may do:

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Fried Potatoes

russet potatoes with skins
salt
pepper
garlic powder
olive oil
chopped onion
chopped bell pepper

Scrub potatoes well. Slice potatoes with curly fry cutter. Rinse potatoes with water. Drain. Add potatoes to heated oil in frying pan. Cook on medium high heat until potatoes start to cook. Cover. Cook on low for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add bell pepper and onion, last 5 minutes of cooking. Cook until peppers and onions are tender and potatoes are nicely browned.

The usual trick (German and Southern) in getting potato fries with crispy outsides and tender innards is to pre-cook the potatoes before frying. My Mother always boiled the potatoes with the skins on, then after cooling them on a counter, she would wrap them in paper towels and put them in the fridge overnight (in my house it was an "ice box". Starting with the cold potatoe (Republican spelling) allows the outside to crisp before the inside gets over-cooked.

The website has a cute icon:

(http://www.nikibone.com/personal/eye.gif)

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 10:38:50 AM
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

I thought I set my VCR last night to tape "Doctor Who" and "Battlestar Galactica" but somehow I only set it to tape one hour..."DW" got taped and "BG" didn't! :P At least it's going to be on again on Monday.  I was SUPPOSED to tape this for my sister!  AND I haven't watched last week's episode, either.  I have a lot of other shows to watch this weekend, so it's not as if I had nothing else to do while waiting for it to come on again.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 10:43:40 AM
I just submitted my bio for Canninbal:  The Musical!  Here is what I officially submitted:

George P. Dougherty (Judge Melville B. Gerry/James Humphrey’s Father/Indian)

This is George's very first show with TAO and the first time he's performed in more than four years!  He has played such roles as Lord Brockhurst in The Boy Friend for Capitol Playhouse '24 (in 1990…now they're Capital Playhouse); Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Tim Allgood in Noises Off and Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for The Abbey Players; and the bartender Sidney Gallagher in the Stardust series for Harlequin Productions.  He has also been most fortunate to have performed in all but two of the BABES WITH BIG HAIR AIDS benefits.  George would like to say "HI" to all the Hainsies and Kimlets in the world!

That's exactly what I sent in. ;D
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Tomovoz on November 04, 2006, 10:46:03 AM
I dined with my Sister and her family last night. My shirt is still OK.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 10:46:46 AM
And now I must go to work so that I can make up some time and start to build up my vacation time.  I've used almost half of all the vacation time I had between looking for and buying a condo, and now I'm using more because I've been leaving work a little early to go to rehearsals.  I don't want to use it all up!  

Until later!

:D
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 10:47:59 AM
And in Spanish: "Huevos del fuego."

True Mexican Delicacy  (http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-dmuRZs0waagQPKgR4qjLSg--?p=4300'')

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A cowboy from Texas stopped at a local cantina following a day of drinking and roaming around in Mexico.

While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful.

He asked the waiter, "What is that you just served?"

The waiter replied, "Ah señor, you have excellent taste! Those are bull's testicles from the bull fight this morning. It's a true delicacy!"

The cowboy, though momentarily daunted, said, "What the heck, I'm on vacation down here! Bring me an order!"

The waiter replied "I am so sorry, señor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early tomorrow and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy, following the bull fight"!

The next morning, the cowboy returned, placed his order, and then that evening he was served the one and only special delicacy of the day. After a few bites, and inspecting the contents of his platter, he called the waiter and said, "These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday!"

The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, "Si, Señor. Sometimes the bull, he wins.


L'OUCHE!

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 10:50:48 AM
...the first time he's performed in more than four years!  

Sounds like a Viagra testimonial ;D

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:01:40 AM
People with cell phones are especially obnoxious in the library today - visitors and staff.

We had a day like that at the library this past week. Heck I did not even get up to help someone very quickly for they were too busy yakking!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:02:36 AM
And with that prompting:

Great Balls of Fire: Rocky Mountain Oysters with a Chipotle sauce.

You city slickers may also know this delight as: Barnyard Jewels, Montana Tendergroin or Cowboy Caviar.

der Brucer



You forgot one: Prairie oysters....

I will pass...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:03:37 AM
DR Jane,

You might enjoy this...

http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/enger/index.html (http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/enger/index.html)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jennifer on November 04, 2006, 11:11:29 AM
DR MattH, re: last night's VANISHED.

I wasn't as afraid that i would forget things as i was that i would not be interested anymore. But as you said the show was surprisingly easy to pick up again. And it was quite enjoyable.

I cannot remembetr where i read this, but i believe fox told the show to rap up everything in the next 6 episodes (including last night). Not sure if that will be 13 episodes or much less.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 11:22:18 AM
Thanks for the "potatoe" recipe, Der B!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:23:10 AM
I watched an interesting documentary by a filmmaker I am not that familiar with, J. Carlos Peinado. The documentary was called Waterbuster and it is his journey to discover his Hidatsa-Mandan background and the ramifications of the Garrison Dam.

It was just a few years ago that the US government was FINALLY forced to pay MHA nation the money that was owed them due to building of the Garrison dam and the flooding of their land. THe Dam was built back in the 50s. THe promises of irrigation to the people in ND has been a bust also.. .Lot of partially dry canals to nowhere...

HEre is a link for the documentary
http://www.waterbuster.org/ (http://www.waterbuster.org/)

Very well done and some interesting points... IRoncally, many are just discovering how much the Army Corps of Engineers has screwed people over. Grand Forks, ND knows from their own experiences with them in 1997.



It was premiered here in North DAkota but I do not know if it has broadcasted nationally yet. Very well done.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 11:23:36 AM
From MBarnum:

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Jane, I thought it was Peter Brown you had a crush on! Boy you were a fickle girl! LOL!

Yes I was a bit fickle.;D  Peter Brown was my biggest crush, Ty Hardin my biggest crush between Hardin, Kelly & Walker.

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By the way I interviewed two of the kids from Fury...Roger Mobley and Jimmy Baird...but your autograph is probably the main star Bobby Diamond...or is it?


My autograph was from Fury.  He went to my camp, the trainer put a pen in his mouth & he signed his autograph.  Honest!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 11:40:32 AM
DR Jane,

You might enjoy this...

http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/enger/index.html (http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/enger/index.html)

You bet!  Thanks.  :)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 11:41:41 AM
TPunk-Lake George must be beautiful at this time of year.  Did you take any pictures?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 11:51:05 AM
For you GG fans (that's Grey Gardens, not Grey Goose):

Grey never looked so good  (http://www.southernvoice.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=9915)
(http://www.washblade.com/2006/11-3/locallife/theater/LL-Theater-Grey.jpg)
Mary Louise Wilson (left) and Chirstine Ebersole star in the musical ‘Grey Gardens,’ an exploration of the declining Dickensian relations of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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Musical adaptation of ‘Grey Gardens’ film is a star vehicle for Christine Ebersole
By PATRICK FOLLIARD
Friday, November 03, 2006

According to a Broadway insider, above all other titles, musical theater star Christine Ebersole yearns to be labeled a gay icon. Evidenced by the reaction to her towering dual role performance in “Grey Gardens,” it’s clear that her wish has now come to fruition.

...


der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 12:04:42 PM
TPunk-Lake George must be beautiful at this time of year.  Did you take any pictures?

Hmmm...If Ricki Lake and Boy George had adopted Antonia, she would be TPunk Lake-George :-\

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 12:24:03 PM
I watched an interesting documentary by a filmmaker I am not that familiar with, J. Carlos Peinado. The documentary was called Waterbuster and it is his journey to discover his Hidatsa-Mandan background and the ramifications of the Garrison Dam.

It was just a few years ago that the US government was FINALLY forced to pay MHA nation the money that was owed them due to building of the Garrison dam and the flooding of their land. THe Dam was built back in the 50s. THe promises of irrigation to the people in ND has been a bust also.. .Lot of partially dry canals to nowhere...

HEre is a link for the documentary
http://www.waterbuster.org/ (http://www.waterbuster.org/)

Very well done and some interesting points... IRoncally, many are just discovering how much the Army Corps of Engineers has screwed people over. Grand Forks, ND knows from their own experiences with them in 1997.

It was premiered here in North DAkota but I do not know if it has broadcasted nationally yet. Very well done.

It sounds very interesting.  I just put in a request for the library where I work to purchase it.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 12:25:17 PM
Der Brucer, thanks for the best laugh I've had all day!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 04, 2006, 12:47:14 PM
QUESTION FOR THE DAY:
(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.bloggingstocks.com/media/2006/10/dubai_tower.jpg)
 Dubai Tower (http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2006/10/31/tallest-building-in-the-world-could-reach-over-3-000-feet)
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Tallest building in the world could reach over 2,500 feet the world's tallest building, the Dubai Tower or "Burj Dubai."

Every two weeks, two more stories are being added to the tower, which already stands at 79 stories, rising to 200 meters or 656 feet. The final height of the tower is being kept as a secret. The only information being released is that it will have more than 160 stories and rise over 700 meters (2,296 feet). There are speculations the tower will actually be around 800 meters tall. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2008 at the cost of $1 billion,

Do elevators that travel 160 floors sell upper/lower berth tickets?

der Brucer
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 12:48:07 PM
George and other HHWers

Here is a website about the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara (MHA) nation...

http://www.mhanation.com/main/main.html

Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 12:52:45 PM
What's up with this:

Ball State 26
Michigan  34

Sure glad I wasn't watching this one on TV.  Ball State ???        
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 12:54:25 PM
Sounds like a Viagra testimonial ;D

der Brucer

:o Now that's the only way I'm going to be able to read that sentence.



;)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 12:57:09 PM
George and other HHWers

Here is a website about the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara (MHA) nation...

http://www.mhanation.com/main/main.html

Thanks for the info. :)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 01:02:39 PM
What's up with this:

Ball State 26
Michigan  34

Sure glad I wasn't watching this one on TV.  Ball State ???        

Hmmm, interesting score

I have heard of Ball State... NDSU beat the tar out them a month ago
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TCB on November 04, 2006, 01:14:40 PM
I was all excited to race home after work yesterday so I could tell you my big news.  Unfortunately, when I saw the photo posted on the website, I wasn't quite as excited.  Still, the website below will take you to the article about our achievement.  The photo will give you a glorious photo of the top of my hair; however, there is a fairly good photo of my sister (second from the right in the front row).


http://www.secstate.wa.gov/office/osos_news.aspx?i=2RSYBxHpmt2w27DVmsOMoQ%3d%3d


**The website is for Washington's Secretary of State (not Condi Rice) which is also the website for answering questions regarding voting rules.  So, you may have some trouble getting into the site.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 01:14:56 PM
Hmmm, interesting score

I have heard of Ball State... NDSU beat the tar out them a month ago

If I know my Wolverines, they went into the game complacent about being #2 in the nation, playing a 3-7, non-conference dust mop.  Hel-lo!  They do know they play Ohio State in two weeks, right?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TCB on November 04, 2006, 01:16:42 PM
If you like, DR singingnymph, I will send you a PM with the exact recipe when I get home from work tonight.  Welcome, by the way!


Yes, please!
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Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 01:17:10 PM
DR TCB, congratulations on your workplace achievement!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 01:24:27 PM

I cannot remembetr where i read this, but i believe fox told the show to rap up everything in the next 6 episodes (including last night). Not sure if that will be 13 episodes or much less.

Yes, Fox told the producers to wrap it up with the 13 th episode, but if the ratings were great last night (haven't looked yet, but I kind of doubt they were), I'm sure Fox would change its mind.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 01:28:32 PM
I watched anotherf CSI: NY episode as I cooked and ate lunch. It involved the death of a "doll doctor," a man who repaired dolls for children. I remembered seeing this episode from last season, but I didn't remember the outcome, and it was quite a surprise.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 01:31:37 PM
Then I put in the first RKO Tarzan movie from the new boxed set. TARZAN TRIUMPHS was very entertaining, and it really looked wonderful. Aside from an errant scratch and a few speckles, the movie's cinmatography looked velvety, much superior to the Astaire-Rogers movies I've been watching. Of course, they're 5-10 years older than these Tarzan movies. Still, I was really surprised how good this first Tarzan picture looked (and, of course, when the interpolated African jungle footage comes up, it looks terrible in comparison to the studio shot scenes.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 01:34:15 PM
Didn't quite get finished with the Tarzan picture, so I'll finish it, and then start CAREFREE.

The Tarzan movies take me right back to Sunday afternoons watching them on "Jungle Theater" on WSOC-TV.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 01:36:51 PM
TCB - Congrats on the accomplishment.

That's all I can think of to say off the top of my head, or is that the top of your head.

But seriously, you should be very proud.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Tomovoz on November 04, 2006, 01:37:10 PM
Congratulations TCB..  and now for your cheque!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 01:37:44 PM
Uh-oh! I just looked at the ratings. VANISHED finished LAST in the timeslot, even beaten by WWE Wrestling on the CW. I have a feeling Fox will pull the show before it finshes the 13 episodes.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 01:45:42 PM
I was all excited to race home after work yesterday so I could tell you my big news.  Unfortunately, when I saw the photo posted on the website, I wasn't quite as excited.  Still, the website below will take you to the article about our achievement.  The photo will give you a glorious photo of the top of my hair; however, there is a fairly good photo of my sister (second from the right in the front row).

http://www.secstate.wa.gov/office/osos_news.aspx?i=2RSYBxHpmt2w27DVmsOMoQ%3d%3d (http://www.secstate.wa.gov/office/osos_news.aspx?i=2RSYBxHpmt2w27DVmsOMoQ%3d%3d)

CONGRATULATIONS!! ;D

And a very nice forehead and head of hair, you have! ;)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 01:46:45 PM
And Congratulations to your sister, also!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: td on November 04, 2006, 02:08:44 PM
Bravo, TCB!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 02:09:21 PM
TCB-Very nice & your sister is cute.  I'm sorry not to see more of you.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jrand72 on November 04, 2006, 02:40:03 PM
Ball State University in Muncie Indiana - named for the famous Ball Jar - a canning apparatus popular among farmers' wives for putting up veggies and fruits.

It was first known as Ball State Teachers' College, but then it grew!  Most famous alumnus is PROBABLY Mr David Letterman.

And of course there is the bumper sticker that reads:

Someone I know is going to Ball U.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jrand72 on November 04, 2006, 02:40:21 PM
Page Four at Work Dance.....can't post a pic.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 02:47:54 PM
Going down now to pack up a little installation/calibration kit (extra cables and wire, calibration discs, etc. )to use tomorrow on my friend's new HDTV.

Then into the den for more viewing.

WBBL.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Michael on November 04, 2006, 02:58:19 PM
For the first tiime in 10 years I saw snow!

It still looks the same the last time I saw it.


At least I am not Ottie who once sang I Never See Snow.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 03:21:38 PM
TCB, how could the ham in you let this photo op lose you?  I'm happy for the achievement, but didn't those acting lessons from Aeschylus teach you anything?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 03:24:16 PM
Ball State University in Muncie Indiana - named for the famous Ball Jar - a canning apparatus popular among farmers' wives for putting up veggies and fruits.


And of course there is the bumper sticker that reads:

Someone I know is going to Ball U.

Is that our former DR Joey?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 03:43:44 PM
Congrats TCB
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Back from a good rehearsal, and I'm happy to say I got the humongous twelve page (plus musical number and two reprises) ending to the show blocked.  I'll still need to finesse it, but it's done and that was the biggest hurdle to get over.  Everyone was on their toes and even though it took three hours, it's done and funny and looks fine.  

Next time we go through it, I'll start filling in a few details, and then I have to add movement to one of the reprises, but all of that won't take but an hour or two.  There are only two other musical numbers for me to block (and the tap number that a tap choreographer is doing), then just about five or six scenes - the end of the week is definitely doable to complete at least the rough of everything, and that leaves us three full weeks of rehearsal, which I'm thrilled about.

Now I shall jog while the jogging is good.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 04:32:33 PM
I liked mashed potatoes and I like French Fries....but not at the same time.

Call me crazy, but I DO like them at the same time. I've been known to dunk my fries in mashed potatoes.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 04:37:42 PM
What's up with this:

Ball State 26
Michigan  34

Sure glad I wasn't watching this one on TV.  Ball State ???        

Hmm. Someone was looking ahead to the Buckeyes.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: td on November 04, 2006, 04:40:25 PM
TCB-Very nice & your sister is cute.  I'm sorry not to see more of you.
Well, with a brother as cute as TCB, it'd be difficult for his sister NOT to be cute.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 04:41:30 PM
Back from one of those awful near-impossible jogs - I was ready to quit after four blocks, but I toughed it out and went the distance and now I'm ready to COLLAPSE.  So hard for me to do late-afternoon jogs.  Must now catch my breath and then get some food down my gaping maw.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 04:58:43 PM
OK, since several asked:

Creamy Hash Browns

In a large saucepan, heat 1 can cream of celery soup, 1/3 C. milk, and 3oz. cream cheese until blended and smooth.  Add 4 C. loose-pack frozen hash brown potatoes and onion to taste; mix thoroughly.  Pour in a baking dish.  Bake, covered, in a 350o oven for 1 and 1/2 hours.  Remove cover, top with shredded cheddar cheese and return to oven to melt.  Serves 6.

This recipe can be doubled for big crowds.  It's especially good with ham or with meat loaf (as I served it not long ago to our very own DR Elmore).  It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baking time - I do this a lot during the holidays.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 04:59:06 PM
Hmm. Someone was looking ahead to the Buckeyes.

Oy.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 05:10:21 PM
Hi, DR TPunk - my conference Wednesday and Thursday was for managers and administrators, of which I am neither (I went for the fundraising sessions).  So the folks I saw out of context were my bosses.  Talk about interesting.

Yes, there's really nothing like seeing your director in leather pants to give you pause.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 05:12:19 PM
Not particularly a junk fook junkie, but I have to say that I love some CHILI CHEESE FRIES.

Second that, the chili cheese fries that is.  Sadly I am a junk food junkie.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 05:15:34 PM
TPunk-Lake George must be beautiful at this time of year.  Did you take any pictures?

It was absolutely gorgeous.  A huge clear lake surrounded by a ring of autumn colored leaves.  Sadly no pictures were taken as I didn't think to bring my camera.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 05:19:01 PM
I was all excited to race home after work yesterday so I could tell you my big news.  Unfortunately, when I saw the photo posted on the website, I wasn't quite as excited.  Still, the website below will take you to the article about our achievement.  The photo will give you a glorious photo of the top of my hair; however, there is a fairly good photo of my sister (second from the right in the front row).


http://www.secstate.wa.gov/office/osos_news.aspx?i=2RSYBxHpmt2w27DVmsOMoQ%3d%3d


**The website is for Washington's Secretary of State (not Condi Rice) which is also the website for answering questions regarding voting rules.  So, you may have some trouble getting into the site.

Congratulations TCB!! Too bad we could only see the top of your head.  What exactly do you do with the DSHS- it sounds like you have done a lot to help a usually underserved group of kids.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:20:52 PM
People with cell phones are especially obnoxious in the library today - visitors and staff.
So, why are they calling each other instead of talking face to face?  Is it that hard to cross a room to have a conversation?

 ::)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TPunk on November 04, 2006, 05:27:48 PM
On the way back from Lake George, my co-worker introduced me to the most amazing kd lang CD- it's called hymns of the 49th parallel and she covers a lot of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen tunes.  And the song The Valley by Jane Siberry is my new favorite.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 05:35:32 PM
Just had some yummilicious pizza, which was just what the doctor ordered.  As soon as I saw the doctor had ordered pizza, I simply had to follow suit.  After I followed the suit, I came back to the pizza place and ordered pizza, just like the doctor.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:36:44 PM
Quote from: MusicGuy on Today at 06:12:29am
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You'll notice that I discreetly left no reference to the "great balls of fire" - your's or anyone elses.  Somehow, I feel that those references will be well covered by DRs TCB, TomovOz, DerBrucer, and the always lovely elmore !

And with that prompting:

Great Balls of Fire: Rocky Mountain Oysters with a Chipotle sauce.

You city slickers may also know this delight as: Barnyard Jewels, Montana Tendergroin or Cowboy Caviar.

der Brucer
By interesting coincidence, over at Michael Ruhlman's blog there are a couple of interesting entries.

First, we have The Pledge (http://blog.ruhlman.com/2006/10/balls.html)

Second, we have The Turn (http://blog.ruhlman.com/2006/11/dianes_balls.html)

Is anyone sure we want to find out what The Prestige is like?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 05:43:25 PM
Yes, there's really nothing like seeing your director in leather pants to give you pause.

My travel companion and I declined to attend the karaoke outing and missed seeing performances by several of our managers.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 05:44:23 PM
DR Elmore - I've received all your messages and will look for you about 11:30am tomorrow!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:45:45 PM
After I finished my shift at work, der B and I went to see the motion picture entertainment called The Prestige.

I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Der Brucer was confused and lost from the start.

Horseracing.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 05:46:04 PM
Looking forward to the repeat of the Liza episode of LAW & ORDER:  CRIMINAL INTENT, so that I too will be able to use the words subtlety and Liza in the same sentence.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:46:26 PM
My travel companion and I declined to attend the karaoke outing and missed seeing performances by several of our managers.
And your ears are probably thanking you even now!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 05:48:19 PM
Karaoke outing?  Is that like going to a bar and singing along to Diana Ross singing "I'm Coming Out?"
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 05:48:53 PM
I believe many of the best theater directors wear leather pants at times.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:49:31 PM
After our visit to the motion picture palace, der B and I went to a new store called Kitchens and Company.  It is a store filled with items for the kitchen and dining room.

Correction.  It is a HUGE store filled with items for the kitchen and dining room.

I saw all sorts of items that would be fun to have.

Der Brucer filled a shopping basket with things he decided he wanted.

He seemed to enjoy the shopping a lot more than the movie.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 05:50:38 PM
And your ears are probably thanking you even now!

And our eyes and noses and throats, because those who went told us the next morning about how smoky the place was.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 05:51:05 PM
Hey, Page 5!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:51:53 PM
Nothing is like going to a bar and singing along to Diana Ross singing "I'm Coming Out."

Not even going to a bar and singing along to Helen Reddy singing "I Am Woman."

Not that I've ever tired either.   ::)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 05:52:31 PM
On the way back from Lake George, my co-worker introduced me to the most amazing kd lang CD- it's called hymns of the 49th parallel and she covers a lot of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen tunes.  And the song The Valley by Jane Siberry is my new favorite.

Thanks for the recommendation TPunk. I really like kd lang, I'll have to check it out
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 05:52:56 PM
It is now time for me to fix dinner for der B and myself.  Cheeseburgers with toasted buns and onion rings and...

FRENCH FRIES!!!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 05:56:16 PM
I think Skip is trying to avoid Liza and her subtlety.  He just went out to buy stuff to make cookies.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 05:57:08 PM
Almost at chai times 200...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 06:00:40 PM
In honor of post #3600, I shall consume 3600 calories worth of cookies.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: S. Woody White on November 04, 2006, 06:04:42 PM
My sister isn't worth a shirt.

 :P
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TCB on November 04, 2006, 06:07:01 PM
Nothing is like going to a bar and singing along to Diana Ross singing "I'm Coming Out."

Not even going to a bar and singing along to Helen Reddy singing "I Am Woman."

Not that I've ever tired either.   ::)


I have never tired of either........ ah, either.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:07:43 PM
For the first tiime in 10 years I saw snow!

It still looks the same the last time I saw it.


At least I am not Ottie who once sang I Never See Snow.

In Florida?  Danise will be so jealous.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TCB on November 04, 2006, 06:08:03 PM
Thank you all for the congratulations.  Many have said that was my best photo ever.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: TCB on November 04, 2006, 06:10:57 PM
TCB, how could the ham in you let this photo op lose you?  I'm happy for the achievement, but didn't those acting lessons from Aeschylus teach you anything?

You forgot, elmore, that I was in the class behind you.  Aeschylus had already retired.  I had Euripides for Drama 101.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 06:12:18 PM
There was just an ad on NBC with a very catchy line, but I can't quite remember it - something about saving a cheerleader.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 06:14:05 PM
You forgot, elmore, that I was in the class behind you.  Aeschylus had already retired.  I had Euripides for Drama 101.

I keep forgetting I'm older than you!  And prettier.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 06:14:15 PM
Casting agents are calling for TCB based on that photo.  

First up, the people doing the musical of A FACE IN THE CROWD.  He'll be doing that great number "Mein Hair."
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 06:15:19 PM
DR Elmore - I've received all your messages and will look for you about 11:30am tomorrow!

Since I have no idea where the hell we're going you have to drive!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:15:47 PM
Sherlock’s little brother, the one who visited us, is very sick.  They don’t know why, possibly due to something toxic and it just keeps getting worse.  We are very sad here & just keep cuddling our sweet boy.

Since no one has convinced us it isn’t a vaccinated induced problem we will be visiting the vet Monday & discussing a different approach to Sherlock’s last round of vaccinations.  At the least we will give the parvo & distemper separately.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: elmore3003 on November 04, 2006, 06:16:08 PM
Casting agents are calling for TCB based on that photo.  

First up, the people doing the musical of A FACE IN THE CROWD.  He'll be doing that great number "Mein Hair."

Anything's better than that "Sit on a happy face" he used to do.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:19:05 PM
There was just an ad on NBC with a very catchy line, but I can't quite remember it - something about saving a cheerleader.

 ;D
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:29:34 PM
Elmore-It makes me happy knowing you are having a nice visit home, and your “favorite” brother is on vacation.    
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:35:32 PM
Hi Donna.  Do you ever come to Ashland Cabaret Theater?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 06:40:02 PM
I'm watching an excruciatingly bad film called The Chairman, which is not about Frank Sinatra.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 06:45:56 PM

I have never tired of either........ ah, either.

What is happening in that house???
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Donna on November 04, 2006, 06:46:50 PM
Hi Jane!
No, I've never been to Ashland Cabaret Theater. I'm afraid right now I have to stay close to home in L.A. because of my father. Do they have a website?

Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 06:47:43 PM
TCB- Giving great forehead!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 06:51:58 PM
Today, I went to the annual WFMU Record Fair. Fun, but very crowded. One of the media rooms had a documentary about two guys who train Thai elephants to play music.

I didn't overdo it this year. The most interesting thing I found was a Kenward Elmslie LP called "The Palais Bimbo Lounge Show" which is quite bizarre and came out on Ben Bagley's Painted Smiles label.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 06:52:05 PM
Hi Jane!
No, I've never been to Ashland Cabaret Theater. I'm afraid right now I have to stay close to home in L.A. because of my father. Do they have a website?



http://www.oregoncabaret.com/

Good vibes for you & your father.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Donna on November 04, 2006, 06:54:41 PM
Hey All!
This from the Cabaret West newsletter that I just finished...

Michael Feinstein is producing a new album with Liza Minnelli to celebrate Liza's godmother, Kay Thompson. It will consist of Kay's songs (most of which she wrote) and those from her nightclub act with the four Williams Brothers (including Andy). Liza will sing Kay's part and the guys' parts will be sung by Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso and Johnny Rodgers.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 06:55:31 PM
Then I met the TPunk for a movie, the documentary: JONESTOWN: The Story of The People's Temple. Not exactly a pick-me-up, but very interesting. I've had a fascination with this event for a few years now, and the fact is, the more you learn about it, the more questions you have. This documentary does boast some incredible footage.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Donna on November 04, 2006, 06:58:23 PM
Thanks, Jane. On both counts!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 07:00:38 PM
Thanks Donna. Kay wrote the liner notes for a great early Andy Williams LP, ANDY WILLIAMS SINGS STEVE ALLEN, which I have recommended on here before.

Mention of Kay also makes me lament the passing of the Plaza Hotel. I walked by there the other day; construction equipment abounds.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 07:01:05 PM
I spy Sandra!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2006, 07:01:29 PM
Donna, you are welcom.  Interesting newsletter. :)

Off to cuddle with my guys.
'night.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Sandra on November 04, 2006, 07:14:02 PM
Hello everybody. My favorite potatoes come in chip form.

We started learning about dinosaurs yesterday in preschool. We also learned about the letter A. I can't wait to see what comes next.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 07:18:57 PM
Then I met the TPunk for a movie, the documentary: JONESTOWN: The Story of The People's Temple. Not exactly a pick-me-up, but very interesting. I've had a fascination with this event for a few years now, and the fact is, the more you learn about it, the more questions you have. This documentary does boast some incredible footage.

I was fascinated with it at the time.  Is this a new movie?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: JMK on November 04, 2006, 07:21:38 PM
Doesn't Gregory Peck play ping pong with Mao in The Chairman?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Ginny on November 04, 2006, 07:34:13 PM
Since I have no idea where the hell we're going you have to drive!

Ooo, I get to take DR Elmore on a mystery trip!  Where shall we go?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:22:40 PM
Yes, I think DRs FJL and TCB (our very own initial boys) will be pleasantly surprised by Liza's subtle work once that LAW & ORDER: CI episode gets a rerun. In fact, if I see it scheduled, I'll post a reminder here.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:24:08 PM
My ex-partner Frank was thoroughly lost at the end of THE PRESTIGE, too. But then, about 2/3 of the way through, he left to go to the concession stand, so part of his confusion was understandable. Not the kind of movie you can keep up with if you miss ten minutes of it in the middle.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:25:23 PM
I watched another CSI: NY episode from the DVD set. This one had to do with the murder of a female roller derby star. I honestly had no idea roller derby was still in existence.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:27:38 PM
I finished TARZAN TRIUMPHS. Pretty amazing piece of Hollywood war rallying having Tarzan declaring war on Nazis who were invading and raping the land he holds so dear. And when Boy shoots a Nazi who's aiming at Tarzan, Tarzan beams with pride. Wow!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:30:25 PM
Next, I watched CAREFREE. I had forgotten that much of GInger's wardrobe is kind of ugly. I'm surprised she okayed these clothes knowing how particular she was about what she wore on the screen. I did like the "Change Partners" dress but not much else that she wore.

The transfer looks worlds better than the one for ROBERTA, but still not the silky black and white images of 1940s films.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:32:05 PM
Having watched black and white/mono sound movies for much of the day, I decided I wanted some color, widescreen, and surround sound, so I put on S.W.A.T. No great shakes as a film, but a kind of guilty pleasure I enjoy revisting from time to time, and it was a nice change of pace from the day's other movies.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:33:58 PM
I have TARZAN'S DESERT ADVENTURE cued up to watch tomorrow afternoon.

I'm scheduled to help my friend with his HDTV installation at 4 p.m. so I should be able to fit that movie in along with another CSI: NY episode or two.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 08:40:01 PM
Matt H - The Liza episode was repeated tonight at 9 pm EST.  I have problems with the episode as a whole, as i often do when L&O takes a high profile case and tugs at it in a most distortive way, but Liza Minnelli was really very good.  (But then I also enjoyed her in VICTOR/VICTORIA, actually attended her Christmas Spectacular at Town Hall a few years back, and think "The Money Tree" from THE ACT is one of the most riveting numbers I've ever seen on a stage.)  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 08:43:15 PM
Michael Feinstein, whatever one may think of him, is not a record producer - he can take the credit all he likes, but he simply does not have the ears and it's all about the ears, not to mention other things, like performance.  Liza needs new blood, not some fawning fellow who loves her mother.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:43:25 PM
Matt H - The Liza episode was repeated tonight at 9 pm EST.  I have problems with the episode as a whole, as i often do when L&O takes a high profile case and tugs at it in a most distortive way, but Liza Minnelli was really very good.  (But then I also enjoyed her in VICTOR/VICTORIA, actually attended her Christmas Spectacular at Town Hall a few years back, and think "The Money Tree" from THE ACT is one of the most riveting numbers I've ever seen on a stage.)  

Glad you enjoyed her. I had no idea NBC was repeating it so quickly.

Liza did a benefit here in 1985 or 86 that was basically her LIZA IN LONDON show, and I was totally blown away by her in person. Tremendous energy, charisma, and give-it-her-all kind of performance skills.

I saw her in THE RINK, too, and thought she was wonderful (but it was really Chita's show).
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 08:45:41 PM
Mishearing lyrics runs in my family.  My father heard me playing the album for THE ACT when she sings about "a granite lake and a cotton moon" and he asked is she saying Kakem-oon (a yiddish expression).
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Matt H. on November 04, 2006, 08:47:08 PM
Off to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: FJL on November 04, 2006, 08:55:04 PM
The Christmas Spectacular (I mean, David Gest presents the Liza Minnelli Christmas Spectacular) was a mixed bag.  But she seemed to be able to deliver a socko performance whenever the songwriters (such as Kander and Ebb and a couple of others I can't remember, but she did introduce them in the audience) for the particular song happened to be there, and that was thrilling.  Rumors of lip synching on certain numbers circulated for a few weeks afterwards, but there was no evidence of it.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Rodzinski on November 04, 2006, 09:07:11 PM
I was fascinated with it at the time.  Is this a new movie?

Yes, out right now. But I think it will soon make its way to PBS.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 09:15:37 PM
Yes, out right now. But I think it will soon make its way to PBS.

I'll have to keep an eye out for it, thanks
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 09:16:06 PM
The girls
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 09:22:01 PM
Don't know if I mentioned it earlier, but I used the Roomba today for the first time. What a cool thing! I have no idea how it decides the pattern it cleans in, but it seems to get everywhere at some point. The girls were as fascinated with it as I was. They followed it a little, then ran, then watched from up on the bed or a dresser.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 09:36:08 PM
I have heard of Ball State... NDSU beat the tar out them a month ago

I had a boyfriend who was in school there when I was in high school. I remember my friends being alarmed by his "Ball U" t-shirts!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 09:59:26 PM
The girls

Your girls look like my boys!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 10:03:16 PM
Today, I went to the annual WFMU Record Fair. Smiles label.

DR Rodzinski just had my perfect day...WFMU Record Fair, followed by a good documentary.

Atlanta is such a vast cultural wasteland sometimes...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Edisaurus on November 04, 2006, 10:03:53 PM
Congrats to TCB and his famous forehead!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Cillaliz on November 04, 2006, 10:09:45 PM
I'm watching the HBO Documentary "Hacking America"  what a sad commentary on voting in America
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 10:21:52 PM
Cilla, glad to see the girls are getting along well.. The roomba sounds rather interesting...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 10:27:05 PM
I'm so zonked I keep falling asleep.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 10:42:00 PM
You have had a long week and you are rightfully tired... Good luck with rehearsals next week....
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: singingnymph on November 04, 2006, 11:18:17 PM
I'm so zonked I keep falling asleep.
Time for afterhours at Club Bed with DJ Pillow.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:22:58 PM
If only Kathryn Kuhlman were still on - THAT would keep me up.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:24:47 PM
singingnymph - you are now witnessing a little thing I like to call the ATTACK OF THE WUSSBURGERS - where all our little wussy hainsies/kimlets toddle off to bed because they can't keep their little wussy eyeballs open and post until the wee small hours of the morning.  We used to have incredible late-night frenzies when Pogue was living in LA.  I remember one giddy night in particular when we couldn't stop and when people logged on in the morning there were already over 100 posts.  
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:25:39 PM
Can anyone come over here and give me a massage?

Oh, and I think I should get the list of folks who are coming to the Brain - unless everyone is making their own reservations.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:25:51 PM
I am my own frenzy.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:26:17 PM
I think I'll take a quick hot shower then write tomorrow's notes.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:26:44 PM
I had white chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups for dessert.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:27:08 PM
200 or bust.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:27:19 PM
And now - Dino at the piano.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:27:52 PM
Well, tonight I was able to watch last week's "Las Vegas" and "Battlestar Galactica."  Now, I still have last night's "Doctor Who" and "Las Vegas," both of which are the second of two parts, but I screwed up the VCR and didn't tape last night's "BG."  I hate it when that happens...but it shouldn't happen any more!  Yesterday, I went to Comcast and got their DVR that can tape TWO shows at the same time!!  It should record almost everything that I want!  AND I can tape things on a VCR if there are more than two shows on at the same time, which is rare.  I've been experimenting with it and it's pretty cool.  Why haven't I gotten something like this earlier??
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: bk on November 04, 2006, 11:28:55 PM
What if I fall asleep in the shower?  What a revoltin' develpment that would be.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: Tomovoz on November 04, 2006, 11:28:59 PM
Thank you for the TCB/Elmore "dialogue" today. A good day for smiles.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:30:17 PM
The next piece of technology that I will need to get (someday) is a DVR/DVD burner, then I can record shows to DVDs instead of tapes.  That'll be cool. ;D
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:30:50 PM
What if I fall asleep in the shower?  What a revoltin' develpment that would be.

And potentially painful! :o
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:31:04 PM
You could tip over!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:32:40 PM
Tomorrow, I have to help my sister with the house she's selling (that I moved out of) and I also have to work on memorizing my lines for Cannibal:  The Musical.  We have to be off book on Monday!  I only have a dozen or so lines, so it shouldn't be too hard.  And, for the most part, I just stand there and deliver my lines.  I don't have much stage movement at all, which is fine by me.  But I am the King of Procrastinators, so we'll see how it all goes! ;)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:33:02 PM
And since we're so close...
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:33:17 PM
Post # 200!!

;D
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:35:46 PM
Since we've reached that milestone tonight, I'm going to take a bit of time and try to reinstall my scanner software.  It got screwed up last week and doesn't work.  I don't know how this happened but something like this has happened before and all I had to do was reinstall the software.  Hopefully it'll work again.  I'm going to leave now, I will be back at some point soon.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:43:06 PM
Cool beans!!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:44:05 PM
I only have 13 more posts to 5000
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:44:45 PM
Since we've reached that milestone tonight, I'm going to take a bit of time and try to reinstall my scanner software.  It got screwed up last week and doesn't work.  I don't know how this happened but something like this has happened before and all I had to do was reinstall the software.  Hopefully it'll work again.  I'm going to leave now, I will be back at some point soon.

What kind of scanner is it George?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:47:03 PM
Knock 'em dead George!
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 04, 2006, 11:47:47 PM
How is Ebonie adjusting?
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:51:56 PM
How is Ebonie adjusting?

She's doing quite well, thanks for asking.  She's eating, using the litter box, running up and down the stairs, sleeping on me...all the usually stuff. :)
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:54:03 PM
I only have 13 more posts to 5000

That's a milestone. ;D  I'm heading towards 10,000...but still have a few more posts before I get to mine.
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 04, 2006, 11:54:54 PM
What kind of scanner is it George?

It's a Memorex MEM48U.  Here's a picture that I just scanned:
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 05, 2006, 12:00:21 AM
Ahhh, I have had probs with taht before. I have had to reinstall software more than once for the memorex and the mustix one that I had.

Glad to hear that Ebonie is doing welll
Title: Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Post by: George on November 05, 2006, 12:00:31 AM
Click HERE (http://www.amazon.com/Original-Amateur-Hour-Dennis-James/dp/B000ARXF46/sr=11-1/qid=1162713097/ref=sr_11_1/102-7422810-3076119) for the Amazon.com listing for "The Original Amateur Hour."  It's $26.99.

BUT if you click HERE (http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=KLT003138), it's only $16.20 at DeepDiscountDVD.com!  That's more than $10 cheaper...and for me, DDD.com doesn't charge sales tax, but Amazon.com does.  It pays to compare and save!