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Title: ELLIPSES
Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:27:05 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were elliptical and filled with ellipses, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're trying to figure out what an ellipses is and will not come home until they understand the concept.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:27:26 AM
And the word of the day is: ERADICATE!
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:28:50 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday cheer to occasional dear reader Elan!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 12:30:53 AM
those were very entertaining notes....
 
You will have my best and biggest vibes all day long!

Time to crawl into bed
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:45:20 AM
A short history of the ellipsis:

In 1892, a man named Jeremiah Ellipsis was writing a letter to his beloved wife, Minerva Ellipsis.  He suddenly had the urge to eat a salami sandwich on a baguette, and so he stopped writing - but his pen inadvertantly dripped whilst he was putting it down, causing three dots to appear after the final work he'd written in the following sentence - "I suddenly have the urge to eat a salami sandwich on a baguette, so keep your pantaloons on whilst I put my pen down and make the sandwich"   After the word "sandwich" the ink dots looked like this  "sandwich..." and Jeremiah looked at it and thought, "I like the way that looks - I like that I left that thought without really finishing it, and later I can come back to it.  I think I'll call it the ellipsis, after my very own self."  And the rest... history.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:54:43 AM
Well, no one in the jernt but the little ol' winemaker me.
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 01:29:36 AM
Happy Birthday to former DR Elan...wherever you are!
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 01:41:30 AM
Topic of the Day:  "Waste not, want not."

What the hell does that mean?  I just don't get it! :-\
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:37:30 AM
TOD: My ex-mother-in-law (my Outlaw) used to tell her children when they were young: "You're old enough for your wants not to hurt you". I thought this was a stupid saying, and awkwardly phrased.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:39:01 AM
When someone said something that bugged me, my mother would always say "Consider the source", as if that would make it all OK if I just did that.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:42:54 AM
My mother-in-law was always full of quaint expressions, or "local colloquialisms". One that stuck with me was: "He was grinning like a mule eating briars". I was never quite sure what that meant but it struck me as amusing.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 04:54:02 AM
Good vibes for MR BK today....and for a Doris Day movie.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 04:55:17 AM
Happy Birthday, DR ELAN.

Nice home and hearth photos, DR GEORGE.

I was very keyed up after the game as well, DR RODZINSKI, and I really don't even watch football regularly.
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 04:56:24 AM
Hold her, Newt, she's headed for the rhubarb.

A stitch in time saves nine.

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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 22, 2007, 05:10:05 AM
"That salami sandwich went straight to my liver."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 05:41:08 AM
Good Morning!

WOW!  This makes four days in a row that I've gotten up before 9:00!  (Well... 10:00 even... 11:00.. 11:30...)  In any case...  -No wonder it's so cold in NYC right now.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 05:44:30 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

"It's a piece of cake."

"Easy as pie."

-And I had a wonderfully daffy French teacher in high school who would always get her American colloquialisms mixed up and transposed, so... She would usually end up saying:

"It's a piece of pie!"  and "Easy as cake!"

Consequently, there are times when I have to think back to what the correct bakery item is at the end of the phrase.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 05:53:17 AM
DR Rodzinski - I know there are a couple of "easy" ways to get into Equity, I'm just wondering who will cover the initiation fee and dues once the winner starts rehearsals.  -If the winner is not already a member of Equity.

However...

Judging from the final 12 picked, it does seem that most of them have had some experience on a stage before.  There's no one truly "green" left.  I mean it would have been nice if the jock would have made it through to the finals, but I also sense that the producers had an inkling that he would most likely become a home audience favorite.  They had to pick 12 that THEY would like to callback again.. and again.. and again.  Thus limiting "audience error".  Hopefully.
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 05:56:38 AM
Monday morning greetings!  It's my day off and I have some interesting plans for this evening.  A friend who's on the board of The Human Race Theatre Company has me and several other women to see

The Ambition Bird (http://www.humanracetheatre.org/0607mtw.htm)

It's a musical about the poet Anne Sexton being produced as part of their Musical Theatre Workshop program.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 05:58:20 AM
OH!  I meant to mention this the other night...

The first encore that Kristin Chenoweth did was "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide.  When she came out for her second and final encore ("What Makes Me Love Him"), she started plunking a few notes on the piano...  "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH"...  "See, I can do it better."  -Or some remark like that.  She was singing a high E-flat - which is the high note in "Glitter".  -She had sort of flubbed it during the encore.  So...

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH"

and again...

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH"

-And she was singing that while sitting next to Andrew Lippa on the piano bench.  -Andrew was covering his ears..

Someone in the audience then yelled, "Encore!", so...

"AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH"


*And, DR JRand, I guess that would have been the funniest bit from the concert.
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 05:59:25 AM
RE: Grease You're the one that i want.

Yesterday night BK wrote (re: Juliana):

But, this could be Juliana's big break, and I suspect it's already in the bag and that she knows it.

****

I will agree that she has a great shot. But there are a few ways she could not win.

1) she was not featured at all until last night's show (where she actually was featured a lot).  A lot of times they let you follow someone's story throughout the auditions.  Although none of the ones they followed closely actually made it (a few were cut at the very end).

2) It's america that is voting. Obviously the 3 judges can give their opinions. And usually the voting will reflect what they say. But america sometimes decides to vote the underdog.

3) If they bring in new people (like it was hinted at this week).


BTW, DR Jose, you commented about the panel (marilu henner...).  I just think it was stupid for them to tell us they were the panel, show them to use, but never let us hear their comments.


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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 06:01:04 AM
And now I shall finish getting ready to head down to Ripley-Grier (again)...

Laters...
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 06:02:26 AM
RE: the colts/patriots game last night.

I watched the end. And wow crazy game.  I really thought that NE had it in the bag. When i looked earlier it was something like 21-3.  I think my sister and brother-in-law (new england fans) will be quite upset).

It's interesting to me that the colts did to the patriots this week what the patriots did to the chargers last week (i really thought the chargers, who i was rooting for had that in the bag).

Now i'm not even sure my sister will be having a superbowl party since they do not like the colts or the bears. :(
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 06:08:07 AM
Re: the smoking ban.

I am happy smoking is no longer allowed. I really cannot stand it. It makes my eyes water and i feel sick.

I am especially happy that smoking is not allowed at the malls and in restaurants.
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Post by: Michael on January 22, 2007, 06:09:46 AM
No sayings

But I was sick all day yesterday and going to see the doctor this a.m.  Never did get rid of the stomach virus that is going around.
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 06:13:42 AM
Re: GREASE

However...

Judging from the final 12 picked, it does seem that most of them have had some experience on a stage before.  There's no one truly "green" left.  I mean it would have been nice if the jock would have made it through to the finals, but I also sense that the producers had an inkling that he would most likely become a home audience favorite.  They had to pick 12 that THEY would like to callback again.. and again.. and again.  Thus limiting "audience error".  Hopefully.

It actually bugs me that they let the jock go (and that girl alison).

I really hope they didn't get rid of them solely because they knew they would be audience favorites. But i suspect it is a combination of that and them not allowing anyone in the finals who would not be capable of doing 8 shows a week now.

I just wish that they had allowed some less experienced people go through. I'm sure these people could be trained. And i'll bet if america saw them struggling then they would not choose them as the winners.

But as things were it just became obvious that none of those people would go through, since they clearly could not star on broadway now.

Also re: the producers not having to let the winners actually play the parts (or for long ...). I think it will look really bad if they do not.  They need to let the winners be in the starring roles. If it doesn't work out fine.  But at least give them the chance they were promised.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 06:14:28 AM
Good morning, all!  My morning is my own, aqnd I have no plans except to leave the apartment around 11, go down to Toyland for a couple of hours and then head over to the ANNIE GET YOUR GUN mixes.

After that, I'm seeing Mr Kevin Spirtas' 5:00 presentation at the 2007 APAP Showcase.  Then I shall return, catch up on the mail, and sit like so much fish.

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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 06:16:06 AM
No sayings

But I was sick all day yesterday and going to see the doctor this a.m.  Never did get rid of the stomach virus that is going around.
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Post by: Jeanne on January 22, 2007, 06:33:59 AM
THE VERY BEST VIBES TO BK TODAY!! MAY ALL GO SMOOTHLY!!
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 06:44:09 AM
More vibes to BK!
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 06:47:34 AM
Sending vibes to BK...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 22, 2007, 06:47:45 AM
Sending vibes to Michael S to get well soon!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 22, 2007, 06:49:19 AM
Dear BK, I hope your situtation is worked out quickly, easily, and non-painfully.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 22, 2007, 06:49:29 AM
And the word of the day is: ERADICATE!
I'd let you ERADICATE the AREA CITED, but I'm afraid you'd go on a tear and not know how to ACT, DEARIE.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 22, 2007, 06:52:25 AM
Favourite odd sayings:  

Actor Lynne Overman had one:  "You broke your shovel with me."  Which essentially meant, "That's it, I've had it with you.  I'm through with you."

I've always been partial to one The Lovely Wife uses:  "Well, slap my tits and call me Mabel."
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 07:01:45 AM
No sayings

But I was sick all day yesterday and going to see the doctor this a.m.  Never did get rid of the stomach virus that is going around.

How about "Sick as a dog" --  Get well soon!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:33:25 AM
Good morning!

Another overcast day here, but it should be somewhat warmer today than the last few days - maybe low 50s.

It rained most of the day yesterday (slow but steady), but it didn't freeze and we never had any of the snow or ice they were predicting. The mountains of NC did have the snow and ice, but it missed us.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:34:01 AM
Get well soon wishes to DR Michael S!
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 07:35:07 AM
Two old family ones that I didn't think were stupid, just wacky:

My dad's:  "Well, it's better than a kick in the kimono"  (he used it in place of "it could have been worse") -- which by kimono he meant the bundle/fanny pack in the rear (I just looked it up -- it's where the "obi" sash/belt ties in the back) -- hence his take on it's's better than a "kick in the butt"  a good ol' Texas phrase.

My mom's:  "Don't get your tail caught in a ringer" (she used it in place of "don't get your panties in a wad" actually, that's another funny one for "don't pitch a fit"...)  She said her mom used it.  When my sister got her hand caught in my grandmother's washer (remember the old tub washers that you had to put the clothes through the hand-grinder or "ringer" on top), I assumed the washer was the source for their phrase...

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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:38:37 AM
I am delighted about the GREASE reality show. Yes, I'd rather it have been a SWEENEY TODD or FOLLIES reality show, but at least it's BROADWAY, and when has Broadway gotten such a chance to be on prime time TV (except for the once a year TOny Awards)?

As for the Dannys and Sandys singing songs from the movie, the movie songs WILL be a part of this GREASE revival (they were for Ian's London GREASE revival as well which is my favorite cast recording of GREASE, the one I listen to most often). It's in their best interests to pick a Danny and Sandy who can sing those songs well (and they're rangy songs which make them more difficult than most of the songs in the original score that Danny and Sandy have to sing.)
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:39:39 AM
As for Juliana, she did herself proud last night, and if she wins Sandy, they'll have a fine performer. But there is competition for her. It's not going to be a cakewalk.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 07:40:27 AM
..I love ellipses (as if you couldn't tell by all my posts...)... I like them so much, I sometimes use more than three......I like to believe it's because I'm always thinking, so I'm always caught in mid-thought...
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:42:10 AM
I have ROME, EXTRAS, and CROSSING JORDAN to watch. I don't know if football went beyond 10 p.m. or not last night, but if it did, I won't be watching WITHOUT A TRACE. I didn't set the DVR to record past 11 p.m.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:43:37 AM
Of coruse, everything is back on TV tonight with new episodes: HEROES, STUDIO 60, 24,' and all the CBS comedies. Big night.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 07:50:01 AM
Favourite odd sayings:  

Actor Lynne Overman had one:  "You broke your shovel with me."  Which essentially meant, "That's it, I've had it with you.  I'm through with you."

I've always been partial to one The Lovely Wife uses:  "Well, slap my tits and call me Mabel."

Ha-ha-ha! Is The Lovely Wife from the Southern regions or spend time there?  I had a good friend back in Texas that had some great ones, and he used that one from time to time.
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Post by: PennyO on January 22, 2007, 07:50:18 AM
I'm an ellipse-lover, myself...

Bruce, I'm just so curious about this terrible ordeal... haven't you had one too many of those in the past few months??? Well, vibes, boychik.

Michael - get well!

Sayings... hmmm... my mom used to say "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick."

Another I always liked, Yiddish, vu den, was: "In drerd!" (literally, "In the earth!") which meant "to hell with him!"

And that reminds me of: "Es helfen vee ah toyten bankes!" ("it helps as much as cupping a corpse"), which meant "It doesn't help."

And "Nisht geferlich." - "Not so terrible."
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 07:53:16 AM
Well, time to bid adieu -- things to do, places to go, and people to see. This week's gonna be a killa' ...
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 07:57:51 AM
My uncle used to say something that left us in gales of laughter. He was in his 70s (we were in our teens), and when he'd get to waxing nostalgic, he'd comment on the state of time:

"Well, a year seems like a month now. A month seems like a week. A week seems like a day."

I always thought this was ridiculous, absurd, nonsensical, especially since a school year back then seemed like ten years long to me.

Now that I'm much older and retired myself, I know EXACTLY what he meant. I have been retired over five years now. It seems like (at most) a year. I cannot believe how fast life passes by.

When I retired, I said that I'd be happy if I had twenty years of good health and relaxation. Seeing how fast those twenty years are flying by, I think I should have upped my ante.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 08:06:36 AM
Re: GREASEIt actually bugs me that they let the jock go (and that girl alison).

I really hope they didn't get rid of them solely because they knew they would be audience favorites. But i suspect it is a combination of that and them not allowing anyone in the finals who would not be capable of doing 8 shows a week now.

I just wish that they had allowed some less experienced people go through. I'm sure these people could be trained. And i'll bet if america saw them struggling then they would not choose them as the winners.

But as things were it just became obvious that none of those people would go through, since they clearly could not star on broadway now.

Also re: the producers not having to let the winners actually play the parts (or for long ...). I think it will look really bad if they do not.  They need to let the winners be in the starring roles. If it doesn't work out fine.  But at least give them the chance they were promised.


There's WAY too much money at stake to take a chance on someone who might "crap out" but still be carried through (look at the no-loads that advanced well into the finals of "American Idol").

With the 12 they have now, they feel fairly certain their "leads" will work.

I doubt seriously that any one of them has it "in the bag."  Unless it's Austin as "Danny".
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 08:08:32 AM
Feel better vibes for DR Michael S!
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 08:11:56 AM
TOD -

"Running around like a chicken with its head cut off,"  which I've been known to do from time to time...

My mother's expression for aggressive, often frantic, behavior is "like you're killing snakes."  
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 22, 2007, 08:13:38 AM
Time to get work-worthy.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:17:47 AM
I must also head downstairs to clean up for lunch with best friend John.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 09:26:28 AM
I'm up, I'm up, and have been for an hour - answering e-mails, and getting ready for a loooong day.  At least it looks pretty out.  I'm also trying to get the Brain booklet finished today.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 09:27:07 AM
Will we never get to page three?
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 09:44:04 AM
Off to meet a friend for lunch.

Bye for now!
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 10:10:38 AM
Nice home and hearth photos, DR GEORGE.

Thanks, JRand!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:15:05 AM
TOD:  I also remember a friend's parents who would grab us kids into their car and take off.  When any of us asked where we were going, the mother would turn her head and say, "We're going up Mike's ass, that's where we're going!"  That kept us quiet (which was the intention) when we were very young, but as my friend, his brother and I got older, we began to snap back with "Good thing I'm wearing a brown shirt" or "Are you returning the car from where you bought it, dad?"  The parents would generally laugh, or not, depending on the situation.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:15:31 AM
I think I caught DR Sandra's hiccups.
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 10:15:38 AM
....I was sick all day yesterday and going to see the doctor this a.m.  Never did get rid of the stomach virus that is going around.

~~~NO MORE ICKY TUMMY VIBES FOR MICHAEL!!~~~
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:17:28 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]PLOP PLOP FIZZ FIZZ VIBES FOR DR MICHAEL S!!![/move]
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 10:20:03 AM
Off to work......

:P
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:22:53 AM
Page Three Dance:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/adtour16-1.jpg)
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 10:23:12 AM
Proofing away.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 10:27:37 AM
TOD:  I also remember a friend's parents who would grab us kids into their car and take off.  When any of us asked where we were going, the mother would turn her head and say, "We're going up Mike's ass, that's where we're going!"  That kept us quiet (which was the intention) when we were very young, but as my friend, his brother and I got older, we began to snap back with "Good thing I'm wearing a brown shirt" or "Are you returning the car from where you bought it, dad?"  The parents would generally laugh, or not, depending on the situation.

Dan the Man ~You so funny! ;D  Sounds like an episode from Malcolm in the Middle :D :D :D
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 10:30:04 AM
Page Three Dance:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/adtour16-1.jpg)

...also like the page 3 dance artwork in honor of DR Mike S -- you so clever!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:36:17 AM
Miss Karen, you're making me blush!
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 10:37:41 AM
Miss Karen, you're making me blush!

you so silly...
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Post by: Ben on January 22, 2007, 10:39:08 AM
Busy at work but I have popped in to say hello so you all don't forget me.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 10:39:52 AM
you so silly...
;D
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Post by: Ben on January 22, 2007, 10:40:28 AM
This Thursday we have friends arriving from England. They will be here until Monday morning. We are having dinner on Friday and on Saturday they will make the trek out to Long Island for more dinner with Anthony's parents (and us, of course).
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 10:42:53 AM
...well, as much as I'd love to stay here and keep DR Dan the Man blushing, I'm done with all the work I can online, so it's off to the races (the human ones)...Cheerio!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:04:32 AM
Good Afternoon!

Hope all goes/is going well today, bk.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:04:54 AM
DR Michael Shayne - ~~~~~GET WELL VIBES~~~~~
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 11:07:16 AM
Re: Last night's episodes of "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers and Sisters"

SPOILER

I thought last night's episode of each show was refreshing and funny.

"Desperate Housewives" -- what a hoot! Zach and Gaby!  Ian's wife finally moving on (??!!??).  Alma's drugging and raping of her ex, with the mother complicit.  And Lynnette and her hubby finally on the same page regarding the restaurant (although previews seem to promise serious discord).

"Brothers and Sisters" -- totally inspired, start to finish, I though.  Not a wrong note struck, not a wasted moment...no filler...total bliss.  IMO, of course.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:10:25 AM
DR Dan (the Man) - You're story reminded me of something that happened when I was about nine or ten years old.  I was having dinner over at my cousin's house, and my cousin was just playing with his food, not eating..

His mother "said", "Eat your dinner."
-But I'm not hungry right now.
"Children back home in the Philippines would fight over that food."
-NAME TWO?!?!?!

And I don't think I ever saw the his mother's hand moving in the air before it slapped him in the face.  -Maybe I felt the breeze, but... In any case...  *And, yes, he was slapped, but corporal punishment was still semi-acceptable at that time... -Well, that's a discussion for another time.  So...

After the initial "thwack", he started crying...and laughing at the same time.  Then I started laughing.  Then his sister started laughing.  his mother just rolled her eyes and gave us all looks of disgust.

Ah, youth!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 22, 2007, 11:13:45 AM

Whoever said, "I lead a dog's life" must have had it pretty easy.  Most dogs I know sleep, eat, perform their bodily functions, and screw.  Hardly the worst of lives.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:14:47 AM
The auditions I played for this morning went very well.  All the "finalists" really stepped it up.  I was glad I got to leave room after everyone had gone.  I have a feeling a lot of discussion took place.  -Which is good - it's always nice to have options.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 11:19:12 AM
Here is what greeted citizens of Indianapolis when they picked up their morning paper!
(and apologies to the fans of the Chicago Bears -- along with condolences-in-advance and better-luck-next-Super Bowl!)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:19:56 AM
...And, thankfully, I didn't freak out when I found out who was going to be in the room this morning.  The casting director had mentioned the director would be there today when we met last week.  That's OK.  Then this morning before we started, he said the composer would be there.  Oh...  Then as people started to come in, I was introduced to them... The musical director... The book writer, "Hi, I'm Joe.  Nice to meet you, Jose."  So...  By the time everyone had arrived, sitting a few feet away from me at the table were:

Gabriel Barre (director), Patrick Vacariello (musical director), Joseph Stein ("Joe" - the book writer), and John Kander (composer)

Me? Nervous?

A little.

Whew!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:21:39 AM
DR elmore - Patrick says, "Hi!" right back at ya'.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:22:34 AM
Jose, if you see them again say hi to Gabriel and Kander for me.  Stein I don't know.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:22:49 AM
Will we never get to page four?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:22:56 AM
RE: "Grease..."

I'm loving Seth Rudetsky's recaps on Playbill.com.

For this week's edition CLICK HERE (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/105079.html)
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 11:23:08 AM
...And, thankfully, I didn't freak out when I found out who was going to be in the room this morning.  The casting director had mentioned the director would be there today when we met last week.  That's OK.  Then this morning before we started, he said the composer would be there.  Oh...  Then as people started to come in, I was introduced to them... The musical director... The book writer, "Hi, I'm Joe.  Nice to meet you, Jose."  So...  By the time everyone had arrived, sitting a few feet away from me at the table were:

Gabriel Barre (director), Patrick Vacariello (musical director), Joseph Stein ("Joe" - the book writer), and John Kander (composer)

Me? Nervous?

A little.

Whew!

WOW! :o

;D
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:23:44 AM
So far the day is not quite as horrifying as it could have been, thanks to vibes and xylophones, so keep 'em coming and maybe by the end of the day things will be bettah.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:24:08 AM
I really wanted to finish the Brain booklet today, but the designer has no time, so it's tomorrow.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:24:30 AM
Jose, if you see them again say hi to Gabriel and Kander for me.  Stein I don't know.

Will do.  I almost passed on your greetings to Kander this morning anyway, but he was a bit under the weather - recovering from a cold - and he was keeping his distance from everyone to keep everyone else healthy.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:25:14 AM
Still trying to finish all the other stuff that I need to do to get the two CDs up for preorder by Friday.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 11:26:46 AM
WOW! :o

;D

...And my saving grace this morning was that I can never keep straight who wrote the music and who wrote  the lyrics: Kander or Ebb? Ebb or Kander?  This morning I was thinking Kander had written the lyrics, so...  I'm pretty sure that helped me not get too self-conscious about my playing.

Again... Whew!
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Post by: Ben on January 22, 2007, 11:30:18 AM
Bruce, since you asked, here is Page 4
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Post by: MBarnum on January 22, 2007, 11:36:22 AM
TOD:

"For crying in a bucket"

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Post by: MBarnum on January 22, 2007, 11:36:54 AM
Best of vibes to you BK

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Jeanne on January 22, 2007, 11:36:59 AM
BK,
done.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 11:41:20 AM
DR Jose, these auditions were for the SKIN OF OUR TEETH show?  (You mentioned the new title a few days ago, but I forgot what it was.)

That sounds like some terrific elbow rubbin'!
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 11:41:30 AM
Two favorite sayings from City of Angels:

"That's a ballgame of a different color."

"There won't be a dry seat in the house!"

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 11:42:41 AM
Another TOD:  One of my aunts was always bemoaning how this or that was "going to hell in a hand basket."  This is a pretty common phrase, but I never understood what it meant.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:48:06 AM
Trying to stay calm - looking out at the pretty day helps.  Have Ye Olde iPod on - now playing - Jack Jones, Lollipops and Roses - he has such a beautiful, smooth voice.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:48:42 AM
Will we never get to page five?
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Post by: TPunk on January 22, 2007, 11:52:29 AM
I watched last night's episode of the Grease show (I refuse to type out the title).  I had seen the LA auditions and was not super impressed.  I'm pretty happy with who made it through, they all seemed to be experienced performers.  I can't see myself buying a broadway ticket to see someone mediocre but with a great human interest story.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 11:55:56 AM
Fun sayings - One of my high school principals used to jokingly say "If you fall and break both your legs, don't come running to me."

Also:  "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw a fit."

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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 12:01:10 PM
DR Jose, these auditions were for the SKIN OF OUR TEETH show?  (You mentioned the new title a few days ago, but I forgot what it was.)

That sounds like some terrific elbow rubbin'!

Well... It used to be called Over and Over... Then it reverted back to the play's title, The Skin of Our Teeth - and I think the "The" was even dropped at one point.  And now, it goes by All About Us.  -The production will be mounted at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut this spring.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 12:01:48 PM
DR TPunk - Splash tonight?
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:10:59 PM
For those with multi-region players, all the marvelously marvelous Max Ophuls movies that I've been raving about (especially Letter From An Unknown Woman and The Reckless Moment) are now available at amazon.com.uk for a whopping 60% off.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:11:39 PM
I'm so weary right now.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:11:55 PM
But, you know, the proof is in the pudding.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:12:12 PM
Will we never get to page five?
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:12:42 PM
I think I've gotten the web designer everything she needs for the two releases, at least I hope so.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:13:09 PM
Perhaps I'll just post another 151 postings.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:13:27 PM
And then there's the foodstuffs quandary.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:14:10 PM
Should it be a Subway Club, Taco Bell, or Popeye's.  I say ixnay on Gelson's.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 12:14:35 PM
What am I, doing a monologue?
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 22, 2007, 12:19:24 PM
What am I, doing a monologue?

...maybe, but I think it's called padding the postings -- the proof is in the padding!
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 12:23:10 PM
FJL should avoid seeing a "Skin Of Our Teeth".  There is a song about a Ice-Cream in the score and isn't he still hot/cold sensitive.
The "Demo" score showed promise but I'd love to hear a "proper" recording.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 12:29:42 PM
"It'll all come out in the wash".
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 12:34:56 PM
OK... I'm off to pay a visit to some friends, and meet their new baby boy.  Well, he's not that new, but he's still a baby.  Or something like that.

Laters...
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 12:40:08 PM
My father used to say "I'm going to see a man about a dog"
My mother is answer to questions about what she was doing: "I'm making a wigwam for a goose's bridle"
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 12:58:08 PM
If anyone wants to see the bios for the final 12 for GREASE:

http://www.nbc.com/Grease/
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 01:00:14 PM
My dad's phrase for when us kids were misbehaving or acting obnoxious:

"Stifle yourselves!"
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 01:00:35 PM
Vibes to BK!!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:03:26 PM
Another TOD:  One of my aunts was always bemoaning how this or that was "going to hell in a hand basket."  This is a pretty common phrase, but I never understood what it meant.

I've always taken it to mean you're going straight to hell, but you're going to be fancied up a bit...presented in some linen-stuffed basked with a selection of cheeses or crackers.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 01:03:36 PM
Not an old saying, exactly, but I found a handmade bracelet in the hallway of our apartment building this weekend. It is the kind of bracelet where some of the beads are white with little black letters on them.

The letters spelled out the words: "RELAX BITCH"

I can't tell you how much this mantra helped me through that nervewracking football game yesterday!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:04:26 PM
I did it!

I did it!

[size=8]FIVESES![/size][/b]
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 01:08:00 PM
Post 3700, apropos of nothing.

EXCEPT, I can use it to let Matt H know that my copy of RIO RITA has arrived.
Thank you sir!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:11:37 PM
One saying I've heard all my life has variations:

"Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

"You'd throw the baby out with the bath water."

"Well, that's throwing the baby out with the bath water."

I've always visualized a screaming tot, soaking wet, flying out a window.



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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:13:14 PM
"Spare the rod and spoil the child" seems to have taken a wrong turn over the past few decades.

It was originally an admonishment to those who spoiled their kids, implying that a spanking/beating was good for all kids.

Now...it's taken at face value as something to do...spare that rod and allow the kids to spoil.

They surely have done a lot of spoiling, IMO.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:19:03 PM
"Don't buy a pig in a poke"!

That's really good advice, dontchathink?

Along with, "You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear."

Or, variations on "Casting pearls before swine."
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:21:22 PM
Enjoyed four shows this afternoon after I returned from lunch. I gan with CROSSING JORDAN, the least of the four shows I watched. Not a great episode last night as Jordan et al went on the hunt for a pedophile. They knew he was guilty and spent the hour trying to get enough evidence to get a search warrant for his home. Rather anticlimactic when all was said and done.

Internal investigations also occupied part of the hour along with some surprising news for Lily.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:22:15 PM
Post 3700, apropos of nothing.

EXCEPT, I can use it to let Matt H know that my copy of RIO RITA has arrived.
Thank you sir!

That's great! Let me know what you think of the film.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:23:53 PM
Next came the always hilarious EXTRAS, this week with David Bowie as guest star. Poor Andy really got his head handed to him while sitting in the VIP section of a club.

And the encounter with the homeless man was simply priceless.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:26:47 PM
ROME had a good episode showing the increasing rivalry between Octavius and Antony, and, of course, the rising out of the ashes of Vorenus with Pullo by his side. Love this show. Sorry this season is the end of the line.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 01:26:53 PM
NO MORE CHEAP PORN!

NY TIMES (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/business/media/22porn.html?_r=2&ref=business&pagewanted=print)

Quote
In Raw World of Sex Movies, High Definition Could Be a View Too Real

By MATT RICHTEL
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21 — The XXX industry has gotten too graphic, even for its own tastes.
Pornography has long helped drive the adoption of new technology, from the printing press to the videocassette. Now pornographic movie studios are staying ahead of the curve by releasing high-definition DVDs.

They have discovered that the technology is sometimes not so sexy. The high-definition format is accentuating imperfections in the actors — from a little extra cellulite on a leg to wrinkles around the eyes.

Hollywood is dealing with similar problems, but they are more pronounced for pornographers, who rely on close-ups and who, because of their quick adoption of the new format, are facing the issue more immediately than mainstream entertainment companies.


The pornographers’ progress with HD may also be somewhat slowed by Sony, one of the main backers of the Blu-ray high-definition disc format. Sony said last week that, in keeping with a longstanding policy, it would not mass-produce pornographic videos on behalf of the movie makers.

The decision has forced pornographers to use the competing HD-DVD format or, in some cases, to find companies other than Sony that can manufacture copies of Blu-ray movies.


One major company, Digital Playground, plans to release its first four HD-DVD titles this month, and plans four new ones each month. In March, Vivid plans to release “Debbie Does Dallas ... Again,” its first feature for both HD-DVD and Blu-ray.


“Debbie Does Dallas ... Again,” - well, can "Song of the South" be not far behind!

der Brucer

Larry may continue to revel in "cheap porn", but that doesn't have to mean "inexspensive!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 01:27:13 PM

“Well jump on your pig and smack your hiney, I think you just might be right!:

“Well bite your monkey and call it Sally, …”




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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 01:28:31 PM
Juliana Ashley Hansen - temp worker.  How bankrupt do these shows have to be before people catch on.  Temp worker?  Miss Hansen has never worked a job in her life, and she's been working on Equity shows for the last three years straight.  So, it simply doesn't matter that there is no "reality" in reality TV, right?  Producers can just manufacture the drama, lie, and everyone sits mesmerized.  Different strokes for different folks.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:29:00 PM
And I ended the afternoon with last Thursday's 30 ROCK, a funny half hour with Tina Fey dating a gorgeous guy she dubbed "the hair." (It was actually Mariska Hargitay's real-life husband, Peter Hermann). Nice surprise ending on this. Tracy Morgan had another unfunny episode, but I loved the page and Alec Baldwin spending time together. Very funny and very revealing.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 01:29:06 PM
Then you've got the tour Link from Hairspray, then you've got the kid who was in Altar Boyz for the last year.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 01:31:22 PM
Thankfully, I'm watching the GREASE show for the talent involved, and when we get to the live shows next week, I'm hoping to hear some show tunes being sung with no fear of the judges saying, "Too Broadway."
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 01:32:39 PM
Topic of the Day:  "Waste not, want not."

What the hell does that mean?  I just don't get it! :-\

It's embroidered on the other side of your "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned" pillow - both exhortations for good stewardship.

der Brucer

 "Waste Not" often results in "Waist Growth" which we "Want Not"

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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 01:44:23 PM
"Don't get your tail caught in a ringer"

The Navy has anatomical variations on this.

der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 01:54:32 PM
Vibes for BK. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 01:55:34 PM
Vibes have, I must say, worked their usual wonders and things will be fine as of morning.  I can now watch DORIS DAY!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:02:54 PM
It's embroidered on the other side of your "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned" pillow - both exhortations for good stewardship.

I have an embroidered pillow my mother gave me after I told her I was going to marry my DH. It says "Eat, Drink and Remarry!"
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:08:38 PM
Feel better vibes to Michael S...DH Greg and I both had that over the holidays but it only lasted 48 hours for him, 24 for me. Hope it disappears quickly for you, too!

BTW, whenever I see your name it reminds me of a Shasta Root Beer commercial with some Andrews Sisters-type group singing "Root beer Mr. Shane" to the tune of "Bei Mir Bist du Schoen."
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 22, 2007, 02:09:18 PM
Juliana Ashley Hansen - temp worker.  How bankrupt do these shows have to be before people catch on.  Temp worker?  Miss Hansen has never worked a job in her life, and she's been working on Equity shows for the last three years straight.  So, it simply doesn't matter that there is no "reality" in reality TV, right?  Producers can just manufacture the drama, lie, and everyone sits mesmerized.  Different strokes for different folks.

Hi dear Esteemed and "too much tsimis" laden BK --

I had exactly this same thought last night as i watched part of the Grease thing.  I hadn't seen it before, but all of a sudden they were doing little vignettes about the various persons, and here is "Miss Julianna Hansen."  And I'm thinking, "now wait a minute..... touring in a full-sized road company of T.M.M. isn't exactly chopped liver!"  And then later, I laughted out loud at the "office temp" label under her picture.

I don't mean to fault Julianna at all....she's a very talented girl.  But as you said.....amateurs striving to get a "first break??"  Give me strength.

And that is exactly why I think so-called "reality TV" sucks.  It is all manipulated, cut, fakely-acted, re-pieced together, etc.

Ah haz spoken !
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:10:08 PM
George, I like the color of your living room walls. We're painting ours a similar color.
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 22, 2007, 02:11:24 PM

For the TOD:

One of my favorites, which always sounds like it would be overheard in a trailer-park washroom in Alabama, is....

"well call me cheap and sell me clip-ons!"
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 22, 2007, 02:12:25 PM

Gotta go finish a few more errands for now.........

(God, I just love those little dots.......... God bless you Miss Karen!!)
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 02:18:18 PM
Tomovoz - The hot/cold sensitivity seems to have gone away.  

My sensitivity about my hot/cold sensitivity has not gone away, though.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:18:50 PM
We discovered last night that 2 different people have posted our entire "Internationale" film on YouTube. They each did this independently because the reel breaks are in different places. (And of course not anywhere logical!)

I am really P.O.'ed because we struggled for several years to make this and have never made a dime in profit from it. And the comments are congratulating one of the posters, "anticonsumer" for another great film.  I think "anticonsumer" should be renamed "antifilmmaker". Over 400 people have watched the whole film, and I would imagine a few of them might actually have bought the DVD.

I can't even post a comment even though I'm registered...YouTube must KNOW I want to complain. Argh.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:22:48 PM
The NFC Championship game (or was it the AFC; I can never keep them straight) last night by far had the highest ratings of the night while all other shows like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and EXTREME MAKEOVER took hits in the ratings.

GREASE was not only NBC's highest rated show of the evening, it didn't lose any audience numbers from the previous week.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:22:59 PM
Will we ever get...
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:23:29 PM
to page
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:25:36 PM
6?
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:27:44 PM
The NFC Championship game (or was it the AFC; I can never keep them straight) last night by far had the highest ratings of the night while all other shows like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and EXTREME MAKEOVER took hits in the ratings.

GREASE was not only NBC's highest rated show of the evening, it didn't lose any audience numbers from the previous week.

Spin it, baby, spin it - the numbers have dropped every week, and while it may be NBCs highest rated show, perhaps it also might be interesting to know that NBC is in third place or worse for the evening.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:30:22 PM
I don't honestly care one way or another, but it most certainly did lose ratings points from the previous week - unless your source is different than the source I've seen quoted on another board.  To wit: According to Zap2it..."Grease: You're the One That I Want" was third for NBC at 5.2/7"...I think last week it was a 6/7.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 02:32:08 PM
I have an embroidered pillow my mother gave me after I told her I was going to marry my DH. It says "Eat, Drink and Remarry!"

Which advice you took. (Assuming that it was DH#!).

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:34:12 PM
I do hope MattH knows it's nothing personal - different strokes for different folks and we all get to rant and/or rave, and that's what makes America great :-)
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 02:34:40 PM
Tomovoz - The hot/cold sensitivity seems to have gone away.  

My sensitivity about my hot/cold sensitivity has not gone away, though.
Hope you are not sensitive to my possibly insensitive posts.
Of course "posts" is a dental reference too.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 02:35:04 PM
to page

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/6.jpg)

Man poses after passing record size kidney stone?

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:36:07 PM
Spin it, baby, spin it - the numbers have dropped every week, and while it may be NBCs highest rated show, perhaps it also might be interesting to know that NBC is in third place or worse for the evening.

I'm not spinning it; I'm not a shill for the network. I'm stating the facts as I read them in VARIETY and at TV GUIDE on-line. ARgue with them if you want to argue.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:36:23 PM
Shall I watch Move Over, Darling?  What an interesting history it has: Started life as a poem (serious), was filmed as a silent film (serious), then it became a comedy all of a sudden, My Favorite Wife.  Then it became a Marilyn Monroe/Dean Martin vehicle - the troubled Something's Gotta Give, directed by George Cukor.  After the film was shelved and Miss Monroe's death, it was resurrected as Move Over, Darling, using mostly the same sets as Something's Gotta Give.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 02:37:17 PM

Of course "posts" is a dental reference too.

Also a dressage reference.

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:38:13 PM
I really like MOVE OVER DARLING. This is the Doris Day set with CAPRICE and DO NOT DISTURB. Anything else?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:39:08 PM
Warners is also releasing a Doris Day set soon with her early Warners musicals like ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS and her Booth Tarkington films.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:39:17 PM
I'm not spinning it; I'm not a shill for the network. I'm stating the facts as I read them in VARIETY and at TV GUIDE on-line. ARgue with them if you want to argue.

I'm not arguing, really.  Just pointing out the facts as I see them - the show is a ratings loser, at least so far.  It doesn't matter, in the scheme of things.  It's not going anywhere, and the production will happen and most likely its producer will keep it running no matter what because this guy's ego knows no bounds and he's got backing from NBC, as well.  However, I guarantee you, at the end of the day, no matter how this producer lies, the revival (which comes way too soon after the last revival) will lose every cent of its not inconsiderable investment.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:41:38 PM
I really like MOVE OVER DARLING. This is the Doris Day set with CAPRICE and anything else?

I don't know if it's an actual set - I got three separate DVDs - coming out together in a week or two, but I don't know if they've been boxed or not.  Do Not Disturb is the third film.  Interestingly, Caprice is the only one I've seen - I remember not liking it much, but it IS directed by the always-interesting Frank Tashlin, so I'm looking forward to it.  And, of course, Move Over, Darling has such expert farceurs as James Garner and Thelma Ritter.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:42:00 PM
And I gather Midnight Lace is finally coming.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:42:07 PM
I'm not arguing, really.  Just pointing out the facts as I see them - the show is a ratings loser, at least so far.  It doesn't matter, in the scheme of things.  It's not going anywhere, and the production will happen and most likely its producer will keep it running no matter what because this guy's ego knows no bounds and he's got backing from NBC, as well.  However, I guarantee you, at the end of the day, no matter how this producer lies, the revival (which comes way too soon after the last revival) will lose every cent of its not inconsiderable investment.

But it's not a ratings loser. NBC finished fourth last season on SUnday nights. The fact that GREASE is finishing third in the timeslot still represents a gain for the network and at considerably lower cost than the last season of THE WEST WING did in the slot last year.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 02:43:06 PM
I opted for Popeye's - I must say, I do find their fried chicken absolutely yummilicious.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:44:27 PM
CAPRICE is one of the worst on her resume, possibly discounting THE BALLAD OF JOSIE.

Naturally, CAPRICE is one of my real guilty pleasures. I rather like it.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 02:45:35 PM
- the show is a ratings loser, at least so far.  

But probably a money maker for the network.

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 02:47:06 PM
I'm heading down now to clean the dining room and then settle in for a marathon night of network TV.

WBBL.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 02:50:38 PM
Edisaurus, Isn't youtube supposed to take down any material if a copyright holder asks them to?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:52:04 PM
Which advice you took. (Assuming that it was DH#!).
der Brucer

I guess it works for both DH's. I wish I had taken that advice earlier with H #1 (I can't award him a "D" unless it was the kind in the a-f rating system...)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 02:53:23 PM
Busy at work but I have popped in to say hello so you all don't forget me.

Remember that guy Ben or something who used to post here all the time?  Whatever happened to him?  ;D
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:57:13 PM
Midnight Lace is definitely one of my guilty pleasures!

"I won't hurt you, Mrs. Preston"!  (In a voice that always reminded me of Marvin the Martian.)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 02:59:34 PM
Edisaurus, Isn't youtube supposed to take down any material if a copyright holder asks them to?

I wrote to each of the posters but have heard nothing. I sent the 6 links to our distributor and will let them handle it. I'll check back in a few days to see if they were successful.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 03:01:17 PM
Alls I know is...there ain't nothin' on on Sunday nights that I keers to watch 'ceptin fer "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers and Sisters."

Ratings/schmatings.

Cook me some bacon, whup me up a pot o' grits and toast me some toast.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 03:01:49 PM
My goodness gracious!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 03:05:09 PM
In the good news department, Newsweek is supposed to have a quick item on S&V this week. I'm leaving work and will try to find a copy if it's out, before going to kick some ass at the theatre preservation meeting. This is the most poorly marketed preservation effort I have ever seen. OK...I'm not going to talk about this right now...it makes me too crazy.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 03:05:30 PM
I guess it works for both DH's. I wish I had taken that advice earlier with H #1 (I can't award him a "D" unless it was the kind in the a-f rating system...)

Maybe you could refer to Greg as PEH (Present Ex Husband) ;D

der Brucer
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:05:41 PM
What gemmens says and what gemmens thinks is two different things.  And I daon notice Mis' Ashley askin' for ta marry ya."
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:07:26 PM
Thanks for the posting the front page of the Indy Star today, DR RLP.

I don't read them much....they are now a Gannett and not a local paper, very little is written in or about the city - it's mostly filler.  And it's the only daily in the city.  They fired their Theatre Reviewer and no longer print theatre reviews....sometimes a schedule and sometimes a photo.  So there is NO large daily paper in town with Theatre coverage.

DR GINNY let me know what you think of the show!
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 03:07:55 PM
George, I like the color of your living room walls. We're painting ours a similar color.

Thanks.  My sister picked out the colors...she loves to paint. :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:08:27 PM
Move Over Darling has a great theme song, too, MR BK!

And I also like MIDNIGHT LACE!!!!  But there are so many red herrings and plot holes!  
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:11:19 PM
Didn't watch GREASE last night, probably won't watch anymore and certainly it would be my LAST very LAST choice to see if I was in NYC....but...

Did the young man whose girlfriend left him when he was chosen and she was not....get through to the top 12 or whatever it is?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 03:12:59 PM
I saw "Caprice" at our local movie palace in Charlottesville, VA and remember liking it very much.  In the summer they would repeat films that ran the previous year. The screenings were tailored for housewives and had giveaways from local merchants. It was called "Milady's Movie Matinee". I always loved it when my mom would take me to that! I also remember seeing  "Penelope" starring Natalie Wood and "Sweet November" starring Anthony Newley and Sandy Dennis. I think that one was my favorite. Sandy Dennis got to live with a different guy every month and "heal" him. That sounded like a GREAT arrangment to me! (Well, it was the '60's!) I wish they'd release that on DVD.

Not great movies, but hey, I was in Jr. High...what did I know?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 03:14:21 PM
Thanks.  My sister picked out the colors...she loves to paint. :)

Would she like an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta?
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 03:16:21 PM
Maybe you could refer to Greg as PEH (Present Ex Husband) ;D

I'm so confused.

I have a friend who used to use the pick-up line "You look just like my 2nd wife".

"How many wives have you had?"

"Oh, just one..."  LOL!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:21:19 PM
Better weather today.

Wow!  Very excited anticipating the Kritzerland release of THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X cd and the release on some other label - The Creature Wasn't Nice sooner or later!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 22, 2007, 03:21:44 PM
HEROES is on tonight.
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 03:40:13 PM
Would she like an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta?

Hmmm...I'll ask her. ;) Can she bring an assistant??
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 03:40:40 PM
HEROES is on tonight.

Are YOU on the list??
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 22, 2007, 03:41:05 PM

Hi DR Sandra........... may your Floop be fresh and perky !
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 22, 2007, 03:41:32 PM

And now, back to a few more errands......and Dino at the piano !
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 22, 2007, 04:01:17 PM
I opted for Popeye's - I must say, I do find their fried chicken absolutely yummilicious.
Popeye's chicken may be yummilicious, but der B and I have decided to stop going to the local branch.  For one thing, the sides are absurdly expensive for what you get.  For another, the manager of the local branch is just plain nasty to her employees.   >:(
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Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:07:53 PM
I think I caught DR Sandra's hiccups.

BOO!!
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:08:25 PM
Mmm... Perky floop.
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 04:11:38 PM
Mmm... Perky floop.

:o Sounds almost obscene!



;)
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:13:56 PM
For the Topic o' the Day:

"To beat the band." As in, "When I told the three-year-olds I would eat my plate if they ate their corn and grapes, they gobbled up their lunches to beat the band."
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Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:15:45 PM
And "As all get-out." As in, "When Brody wouldn't eat his grapes, the other kids were as disappointed as all get-out because I didn't eat my plate."
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Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:19:24 PM
And "fo' shizzle." As in, "What in the world is 'fo' shizzle' supposed to mean??"
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Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 04:21:18 PM
And "I didn't even put the fish on the shelf." As in, "I didn't even put the fish on the shelf."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 04:31:44 PM
Good evening!

I'm back from meeting my friends' new baby.   A very cute kid, and very mellow.  He just seems to be so laid back even at five and a half months. Again, very cute.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 04:32:57 PM
And now... To Musical Mondays or not to Musical Mondays?  Hmm...
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Post by: Jeanne on January 22, 2007, 04:37:15 PM
(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/6.jpg)

Man poses after passing record size kidney stone?

der Brucer

OUCH!!!
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Post by: TCB on January 22, 2007, 04:42:19 PM
We discovered last night that 2 different people have posted our entire "Internationale" film on YouTube. They each did this independently because the reel breaks are in different places. (And of course not anywhere logical!)

I am really P.O.'ed because we struggled for several years to make this and have never made a dime in profit from it. And the comments are congratulating one of the posters, "anticonsumer" for another great film.  I think "anticonsumer" should be renamed "antifilmmaker". Over 400 people have watched the whole film, and I would imagine a few of them might actually have bought the DVD.

I can't even post a comment even though I'm registered...YouTube must KNOW I want to complain. Argh.


Isn't there copyright infringement issues involved, that would prevent it from being shown on You Tube?
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 04:42:39 PM
This has been a day with wonderful moments and bad news.  We mixed more than half of the Act Two ANNIE GET YOUR GUN orchestration and I had a wonderful time at APAP 2007, where I saw several short acts, including the following:
  1. David Friedman and friends
  2. Zina and Marcy
  3. Stephen Schwartz with Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway & Scott Coulter
  4. Kevin Spirtas
  5. Emily Skinner representing her and Alice
  6. Ken Page
  7. Lee Lessac, Brian Austin Green and Johnny Rodgers
It was all quite wonderful, and it was nice to see several good friends onstage and in the audience.

Now for the bad news: my dad's chemo did not occur today because of the test results for last week's procedure.  The fluid showed lots of tumors in his lungs and they've advised my brother to look into hospice care along with the information that he may have around six months of life.  We are all dealing with it, but I cannot tell you every word I type tears me apart.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 04:51:39 PM
DR elmore - ~~~~~~BIG HUG~~~~~~
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Post by: Jeanne on January 22, 2007, 04:53:30 PM
 Now for the bad news: my dad's chemo did not occur today because of the test results for last week's procedure.  The fluid showed lots of tumors in his lungs and they've advised my brother to look into hospice care along with the information that he may have around six months of life.  We are all dealing with it, but I cannot tell you every word I type tears me apart.

So sorry to hear this, DR ELMORE. May the news get better soon.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 22, 2007, 04:55:59 PM
Hugs to Elmore

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[/move]
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: TCB on January 22, 2007, 04:59:45 PM
My dear Larry, you and your entire family are in my prayers.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 05:00:08 PM
Remember that guy Ben or something who used to post here all the time?  Whatever happened to him?  ;D

Probably hanging out with former DRs Joey and Jason!
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 05:03:29 PM
Hmm.. My roommate just called and said he was heading to Splash for Musical Mondays after dinner...  Alas, the more I sit here, the more I'm starting to zonk out.  -How do you 9-5ers do it?!?!?   ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 05:05:29 PM
Draw strength from us, Larry!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
Hmm.. My roommate just called and said he was heading to Splash for Musical Mondays after dinner...  Alas, the more I sit here, the more I'm starting to zonk out.  -How do you 9-5ers do it?!?!?   ;)

I wouldn't know...never had the luxury of a 9-5.

My official day is 8:30-5:00, but it's more like 7:30-5:00.

And we go home, and we sit in our comfy chairs, and we knock out some ZZZZZ-Z-Z-s.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 05:07:55 PM
It's quittin' time!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 05:08:13 PM
It's time to hit the trail.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 22, 2007, 05:08:29 PM
Time to smoke the road.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 05:20:14 PM
Draw strength from us, Larry!

Believe me, I do!  And I am grateful for it.  I am currently in a dilemma about travel times: how long to go, how soon, weather?  oy!

So I'll think about the TOD.  Today in a David Friedman song I started thinking about a line referencing this phrase that makes no sense to me: "talk the talk and walk the walk" and what the hell does "state of the art" mean?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 22, 2007, 05:34:05 PM
"State of the art" means that it will be outdated next week.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 22, 2007, 05:34:38 PM
Hugs and blessings to you, Elmore. You and your dad are in my prayers!
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 05:39:26 PM
So I'll think about the TOD.  

<SNIP> ...and what the hell does "state of the art" mean?

New Jersey.

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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 05:39:48 PM
;D
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Post by: Jennifer on January 22, 2007, 06:13:37 PM
Good vibes for DR Elmore and his dad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 06:15:43 PM
~~~Vibes to Elmore and Dad!!~~~
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 06:37:20 PM
DR Elmore, hugs, vibes and prayers for you and your dad.
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Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2007, 06:52:05 PM
Vibes for Elmore and his dad.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 07:00:52 PM
Popeye's chicken may be yummilicious, but der B and I have decided to stop going to the local branch.  For one thing, the sides are absurdly expensive for what you get.  For another, the manager of the local branch is just plain nasty to her employees.   >:(

I always have the same thing - two mild chicken breasts (which come with two biscuits) - total cost under five bucks.  I've had their sides - they're okay, but not anything really need.
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 07:04:17 PM
Excellent vibes and xylophones for elmore's dad - let's face it, they do work - if one reads back through the last year of posts our sending the haineshisway.com vibes and xylophones have got dad over several seemingly difficult humps - let's hope this is another.  Send 'em large, folks.
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 07:05:04 PM
Finished Caprice - and will now watch Silence Of The Lambs, the new Special Edition.  I can have my cake and eat it, too - Doris Day and Hannibal Lecter in the same evening.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 07:14:57 PM
Loving vibes to Elmore.
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 07:15:49 PM
Will we never get to page nine?
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 07:18:43 PM
Just got back from an excellent event at the Lamb's Club, the premiere screening of a Jerry Herman documentary: "Words and Music by Jerry Herman." It was well done, very sweet and simple in its presentation. Several folks who have played roles in Jerry Herman shows over the years were there. As were Marge Champion and Don Pippin who contributed some fantastic super-8 footage of HELLO WORLD, MAME and DOLLY to the film.

Keep an eye out for this on your local PBS stations.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 22, 2007, 07:21:50 PM
Vibes, xylophones, marimbas, theremins, ondes martenots, harps and all manner of good vibrations to my favorite orchestrator and his dear dad.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 22, 2007, 07:26:00 PM
Hmm.. My roommate just called and said he was heading to Splash for Musical Mondays after dinner...  Alas, the more I sit here, the more I'm starting to zonk out.  -How do you 9-5ers do it?!?!?   ;)

We don't go to Splash for Musical Mondays   ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 22, 2007, 07:27:05 PM
HUGS and VIBES to ELMORE AND HIS DAD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 07:38:44 PM
{{{{{HUG}}}}} for DR Elmore.  Soothing vibes for Elmore's dad.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 22, 2007, 07:42:11 PM
I do believe the vibes work!  I do believe!  Please keep them coming.

I'm wise enough to know he's lived a long productive life, that it's nearing the end, and nothing will save him or any of us.  I  only want his death when it happens to be swift, painless, and as unmessy as possible.  It's what I'd wish for anyone I cared for.  

Thank you all for your good wishes.  

And good night, dear people!
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 22, 2007, 07:46:56 PM
Good night, dear Elmore
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 07:47:34 PM
A very interesting evening at Human Race Theatre Company.  The Ambition Bird, book/music/lyrics by Matthew Sheridan is a (mostly) one-woman show about the poet Anne Sexton.  I was very glad I'd read up on Sexton beforehand, because those who had not had some difficulty following what was happening.  The production was a "staged reading," so the performers were on-book much of the time.  There was a Q&A after the 75-minute production, during which Sheridan talked about the development of the piece, the director talked about staging and such, and Kay Bosse, who plays Anne, talked about her preparation.
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 07:53:37 PM
Just got back from an excellent event at the Lamb's Club, the premiere screening of a Jerry Herman documentary: "Words and Music by Jerry Herman." It was well done, very sweet and simple in its presentation. Several folks who have played roles in Jerry Herman shows over the years were there. As were Marge Champion and Don Pippin who contributed some fantastic super-8 footage of HELLO WORLD, MAME and DOLLY to the film.

Keep an eye out for this on your local PBS stations.

DR Rodzinski - thanks for the heads-up on this.  It sounds like your evening was far more upbeat than mine!  Lamb's is where DH Richard, DR Elmore, and I saw the musical Snoopy! 'way back in 1982.

Oh, and thanks for remembering that I'm a Tom Brady fan.  Hated to see him lose yesterday, but I'm glad for the Colts and will be cheering for them on Feb. 4.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 07:55:17 PM
There's no-no on ellipses, but there's yes-yes in your eyes.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 07:56:39 PM
From ellipses to God's ears.
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Post by: Ginny on January 22, 2007, 07:57:18 PM
We don't go to Splash for Musical Mondays   ;D

Well, some of us have...once  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 08:03:36 PM
We don't go to Splash for Musical Mondays   ;D

...And I ended up falling asleep in my chair, and just woke up about 10 minutes ago, so...

 ::)
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 22, 2007, 08:03:47 PM
Thanks Ginny. Although your night sounded interesting as well. As for Brady, a lot of people can't stand him because he wins a lot and dates supermodels, but my only problem with him was the Colts couldn't beat him in the playoffs. Now we have that behind us.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 22, 2007, 08:07:14 PM
...And since I'm still feeling a bit sleepy... And since I'm heading down to DC in the morning...

Goodnight.
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Post by: Kerry on January 22, 2007, 08:09:10 PM
I thought we'd be talking about Doris Day since you brought up her name.

Oh well.... such watch.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 08:11:22 PM
Vibes to Larry and his family.  Let us know if there's anything we can do.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 08:12:25 PM
Wasn't the Shelley Long film HELLO AGAIN an update of the same story as MOVE OVER DARLING?



Never mind, just realized that HELLO AGAIN was more like BLITHE SPIRIT.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 08:14:32 PM
Ellipses-tick on your collar
Told a tale on you, boy!

Let me know when you have enough of these...
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Post by: MBarnum on January 22, 2007, 08:26:34 PM
Continued vibest o Larry and his pop!
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 22, 2007, 08:26:42 PM
Wasn't the Shelley Long film HELLO AGAIN an update of the same story as MOVE OVER DARLING?



Never mind, just realized that HELLO AGAIN was more like BLITHE SPIRIT.

MOVE OVER DARLING is a remake of MY FAVORITE WIFE, I think.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 08:28:24 PM
Ellipses-tick on your collar
Told a tale on you, boy!

Let me know when you have enough of these...
No way!  I'm masochistic. I was a School teacher remember.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 08:31:45 PM
"Move Over Darling" was the last Doris Day song to have a chart life in Australia.

"Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps" on the "Strictly Ballroom" Soundtrack  would be the last "success" on the charts.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 22, 2007, 08:35:12 PM
Just because sometimes it is nice to have some Jeff Richards in your life........

(http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/wayjay/010711RichardsMGM.jpg)



What a man!
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 22, 2007, 08:43:34 PM
Perry Como used to sing a song about Ellipse and Heather.  Ellipse from Amsterdam was also popular in the fifties.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:46:25 PM
Very sorry to read your news, DR Elmore. I'm sure you know how much we all grieve with you over this news. But we'll be here whenever you need us.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:48:12 PM
Great picture of the always hunky and desirable Jeff Richards. We need a Jeff Richards boxed set of DVDs.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:49:44 PM
I spent the early part of the evening finishing MISSION IMPOSSIBLE on Blu-ray that I started last night. The picture is really quite a big step up from the standard definition release, and as I really enjoy the film, I'm glad to have it.

Today, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND arrived on Blu-ray so I'll probably watch that tomorrow at some point.
Title: Re:ELLIPSES
Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:50:39 PM
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER had a fairly cute episode with Ted trying to find the best possible time to fire his former boss. Barney's nude picture escapade was pretty funny, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:52:12 PM
I liked THE CLASS tonight, too. As always, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's innocent character stole the show from the others with his trying to keep secrets causing major trouble.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:53:17 PM
'24' had another episode loaded with a couple of bombshells that took me completely by surprise. Not as much breathless action this week as last, but certainly plenty of things happening to keep one's attention riveted.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 08:54:20 PM
MattH - Tell us more about "Barney's nude picture escapade."
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 08:56:26 PM
I recorded HEROES while I was watching '24,' and then watched HEROES at 10 (while CSI: MIAMI and STUDIO 60 were recording). Excellent episode with the usual twists and turns that keep us all off-kilter.

Did I miss something, or did we know Hiro's power was fading before tonight's show? So, part of his efforts now are to get this sword which is supposed to restore him to full power, right? Have other heroes noticed a diminution of their abilities or is Hiro the only one?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 09:00:10 PM
MattH - Tell us more about "Barney's nude picture escapade."

Well, plot B this week involved a nude picture of MArshall that everyone laughed about. Barney got the idea that at 31, he's at his peak and should be immortalized by Lily on canvas. Of course, she doesn't want to do it, but he pays her $10,000 to do it, and for that price, we got to see Neil Patrick Harris (who has a nice body with next to no body fat) in the almost-nude for a sequence. And there was a funny sight gag as Marshall saw his butt as Barney/Neil stooped over to pull off his boxers.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 09:01:41 PM
I'll have those 2 ten o'clock dramas to watch tomorrow as well as OLD CHRISTINE.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 09:17:20 PM
Thanks, Matt.  I'll be on the lookout for that rerun.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 09:19:13 PM
Are we at page 10 yet?
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 09:21:02 PM
And one for Marshall
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 09:37:43 PM
DR MBarnum, I meant to mention that our beautiful Matt Battaglia was a guest star on '24' tonight playing an FBI agent.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 22, 2007, 09:38:08 PM
And now, I'm off to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 09:49:03 PM
Finished Silence Of The Lambs and shall gird my loins and watch the new supplements (the DVD also includes the long retrospective doc from the LAST special edition).  
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 10:03:49 PM
Is January always such a good posting month?  Seems like lately, I step away for a few hours and by the time I catch up, I'm too exhausted to post.
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Post by: FJL on January 22, 2007, 10:04:58 PM
Another classic line:  People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw up.
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 10:39:51 PM
I recorded HEROES while I was watching '24,' and then watched HEROES at 10 (while CSI: MIAMI and STUDIO 60 were recording). Excellent episode with the usual twists and turns that keep us all off-kilter.

Did I miss something, or did we know Hiro's power was fading before tonight's show? So, part of his efforts now are to get this sword which is supposed to restore him to full power, right? Have other heroes noticed a diminution of their abilities or is Hiro the only one?

When watching it, I felt that I either missed the last episode or just forgot stuff from the end of last year (which is much more likely).
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 11:23:00 PM
GOODNESS - Welcome to HHW Survivor!

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on January 22, 2007, 11:23:41 PM
Two Januarys ago, we had our biggest month ever, both posts-wise and hits-wise.  We have never topped it.  We're actually close to topping last January right now, and we've got another nine days to go.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:30:32 PM
Im awake...sorta

I swear I only closed my eyes for a minute....
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:31:23 PM
Life is hard when one is 18....
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:31:43 PM
ALMOST 19!!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:34:01 PM
I have to pay for my classes tomarrow morning and sneak in on the one act rehearsals.

My mom was bopping around to the Party Animals CD today, it was really cute.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:36:25 PM
Hmm use sugar to wake up, or change and go to bed and get much needed sleep???
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 11:38:17 PM
ALMOST 19!!

Gee, same thing I said 50 years ago :D

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 22, 2007, 11:42:30 PM
(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-01/27511971.jpg)

Smell any smoke, bk?

der Brucer
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:44:25 PM
Scary!

0.o
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Post by: George on January 22, 2007, 11:47:35 PM
Very scary!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 22, 2007, 11:48:47 PM
Ima sleep until the notes are posted...ttfn!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 12:08:12 AM
Very scary!


Especially for hot dogs and marshmallows.

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:08:51 AM
Haven't heard a peep (peep, spelled backwards) about the fire.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:09:08 AM
Sleepers awake.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:09:19 AM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:09:57 AM
The notes are written and ready to be posted, but I'm bidin' my time 'cause that's the kind of guy I'm.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:10:28 AM
Young people are more tired than old people.  Can you imagine?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:10:41 AM
I guess I shall post the notes now.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:11:22 AM
The power of the mind and a photo - I smell smoke.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:11:43 AM
I do feel page eleven coming.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:11:55 AM
Right about now.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:12:09 AM
And here it is.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:12:22 AM
Page eleven - this time for sure.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 12:12:23 AM
I'm back, but I'm not awake yet
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 12:12:43 AM
I do not think I have been awake all day
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 12:13:50 AM
Oh! I saw Pan's Labyrinth today it was amazing!!!