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Title: FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:54:40 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were like a one-act play, and now it is time for you to post until the fried cows come home.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:56:35 AM
And the word of the day is: ROSEATE!
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:58:17 AM
It's almost one o'clock.
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:58:42 AM
But that shan't stop me from making quite a few postings.
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:59:13 AM
After all, I was gone for most of the livelong day and evening, so I must make up for my errant and truant behavior.
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 12:59:32 AM
I cannot be a slacker, posting-wise.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:00:55 AM
Well, you've read the notes,

NO - I can't find the damn notes!!!!!!!!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:03:21 AM
After all, I was gone for most of the livelong day and evening, so I must make up for my errant and truant behavior.

After your well-deserved bitch-slapping your cheeks will have a roseate glow.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:08:01 AM
It seems BK has a Fried Brain and the notes shall remain "undiscovered" (one way to reflect criticism)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:09:26 AM
Notes are up, baby, and have been so for over fifteen minutes.  Clear your cache.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:10:01 AM
I just checked again - they're up.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:10:12 AM
Maybe the notes are hiding in a jar:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/WIP_020207_india.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:10:46 AM
Welcome four GUESTS.  Who are you people?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:14:02 AM
I just checked again - they're up.

Not on this coast!

der Brucer

And, yes, I tried all the usual tricks including checking archives!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:18:49 AM
Well, Notes or No Notes, I shall wish Edisaurus a very Happy Birthday!

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:19:29 AM
Notes are up, baby.  No two ways about it.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:19:45 AM
I see them via AOL, Safari, etc.
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:20:23 AM
Have you ever been so tired that you're not tired?
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:20:41 AM
Have you ever been so not tired that you're tired?
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:21:12 AM
What am I, doing a monologue?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:22:30 AM
And for Edisaurus' birthday I might consider:

Hand-Warming Mouse (http://www.luxist.com/2007/01/26/hand-warming-mouse)

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.luxist.com/media/2007/01/heatingmouse.jpg)

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Posted Jan 26th 2007 4:11PM by Nicole Weston

For whatever reason, the average office building seems to be kept at a temperature at least 10 degrees F colder than most office workers seem to feel comfortable. This probably is either an attempt at a shivering-induced productivity boost, but the fact remains that no matter how many sweaters you wear, your hands are going to get cold while working at your desk. There isn't a heated keyboard (although my laptop does get pleasantly warm), but a Hand-Warming Mouse can definitely keep the chills away and your fingers flexible. Made by Thanko, the driver-less USB mouse can get up to a maximum 45C/113F. Price: $23.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 03, 2007, 01:23:27 AM
A VERY HAPPY (FIRST) HHW BIRTHDAY TO DR EDISAURUS!  
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:24:37 AM
I see them via AOL, Safari, etc.

NADA!

Daily Column Archives
A DISH BEST SERVED COLD
OTHER FISH TO FRY
DOES ANYONE STILL EAT A BLINTZ?
DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:25:46 AM
George - can you read FRIED BRAIN notes?

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 03, 2007, 01:25:46 AM
And for Edisaurus' birthday I might consider:

Hand-Warming Mouse (http://www.luxist.com/2007/01/26/hand-warming-mouse)

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.luxist.com/media/2007/01/heatingmouse.jpg)
der Brucer

The only problem with this is that most people have two (cold) hands and only one mouse.  They're still going to need one glove or mitten for the other hand. ::)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:27:27 AM
The only problem with this is that most people have two (cold) hands and only one mouse.  They're still going to need one glove or mitten for the other hand. ::)

Unbutton unzip your Jeans :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 03, 2007, 01:27:47 AM
George - can you read FRIED BRAIN notes?

der Brucer

I had no trouble at all. :-\ I can read them at the link http://www.haineshisway.com (http://www.haineshisway.com) and http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/ (http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/) and the direct link is http://208.50.7.254/archives/001643.html (http://208.50.7.254/archives/001643.html).
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:27:55 AM
Yes, George, can you see the notes?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 03, 2007, 01:28:55 AM
Unbutton unzip your Jeans :)

der Brucer

To do that at work would be most unseemly!! :-[

;)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:31:47 AM
I had no trouble at all. :-\ I can read them at the link http://www.haineshisway.com (http://www.haineshisway.com) and http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/ (http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/) and the direct link is http://208.50.7.254/archives/001643.html (http://208.50.7.254/archives/001643.html).

The direct link worked - not the other two!

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:33:00 AM
Well, at least they worked.
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Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 01:33:52 AM
And one for Mahler.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:37:06 AM
TOD

An American Dream - Albee

Cherry Lane Playhouse mid-60's in a doible bill with his Death of Bessie Smith

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 03, 2007, 02:55:32 AM
A ROUSING NATIONALE IN HONOUR OF THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF DR EDISAURAS
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 03, 2007, 03:02:52 AM
I don't know anything about One Act Plays.

I do know I just watched a flawless movie.

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:35:11 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, BK!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:40:03 AM
Last night I went to a gathering of Turner people. The occasion was that the woman who schedules sessions quit to pursue her dreams of making documentaries (I have been a bad influence on her!) so I got to have a pre-birthday party with a lot of people without telling them it was my birthday!

I ran into an editor I hadn't seen in years. I almost didn't recognize her---she looked much older and very drawn. She told me that in the past year, she and her husband separated, her father died, she was robbed at gunpoint and had a bad car wreck. And then she went to work at Turner full-time so she could have a regular income and benefits for her son. She was a free-lancer for many years and it was tough for her to move into a coprporate environment. She was happy I was able to stay out of house.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:41:08 AM
Of course, the "bombs" were quite the topic of discussion...they had been up in many cities for weeks and nobody had thought much of it.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:47:42 AM
I have been working all week at a new post place belonging to an editor who left the place I usually work and started his own compnay, taking with him a very young, talented editor that I adore. He tried to get the CLOSER  work, and the old place was working hard to keep it there, so I was sort of caught in the middle. I knew the editors didn't want to be in-house so I just fed everybody as much info as I could about why we would be better off out of house, and then let them make their own deals. Last night I got to see the folks from the old house and they were very excited about "getting the band back together" and were thanking me profusely for tipping them off about the CLOSER leaving so they could present a good case to keep it there.

The owner of the new place overheard some of this. He has the place where I'm doing the work on The Brain. Awkward! But I think they all know that I wasn't playing favorites. If the CLOSER left the old place, it could possibly have driven them out of business.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:51:06 AM
Then DH and I escaped and took one of the young producers with us to a restaurant she liked down the street. I had the best hamburger I've ever had in Atlanta, complete with "aoli mayo". She's one of the few people I know who can talk about birds and plants (she says the same) so we had a "field day" talking about the new birds we've seen at the new house.

I was very jealous that she had seen a ROSEATE spoonbill recently. That's one of my favorites!
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Post by: FJL on February 03, 2007, 04:52:17 AM
Happy happy birthday to Dear Reader Edi/Amy.  

And everything-working-out-well-at-work vibes, too.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:53:44 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, DerB!

The heated mouse is a good idea. Some of these editing rooms are very cold and I'm usually sitting on my hands to warm them up when I'm not editing. I have some wool gloves with no fingertips but they're too bulky for that kind of work.

However, if I was working at the computer warming my hand in my pants, I think that would be a little unseemly!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:55:06 AM
TOD: The Zoo Story. I haven't seen very many one acts, but this was the first one I saw, in high school. We didn't have a drama club; these two guys just decided on their own to work it up. I was really impressed by it!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:56:47 AM
Maybe the notes are hiding in a jar:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/WIP_020207_india.jpg)

der Brucer

This reminds me of being in rural France and seeing guys on scooters weighed down with dozens of baguettes, making their deliveries. They looked like anys staggering under the weight of a giant crumb.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 04:58:58 AM
A VERY HAPPY (FIRST) HHW BIRTHDAY TO DR EDISAURUS!  

Thanks, George! I am going to take my mom out for birthday breakfast. After all, she did all the work on my birthday...I just lay there like so much fish, waiting to emerge. (Feet first!)
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 04:59:58 AM
Happy Birthday to DR EDISAURUS!!  May your life be full of TNT!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 05:00:18 AM
Or is that even a cable service anymore?  It used to be one of my favorite stations!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 05:01:25 AM
A ROUSING NATIONALE IN HONOUR OF THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF DR EDISAURAS

Thanks, DR Tomovoz! I was telling my friend last night about your exotic bird pictures and now I'm going to start sending them to her, too, if that's OK!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 05:02:02 AM
Happy Birthday to DR EDISAURUS!!  May your life be full of TNT!

Just not in Boston, LOL! Thanks, JRand!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 05:04:09 AM
TOD:

I also enjoy The Zoo Story very much.

There is also a collection of one-acts by Mr David Ives titled All In The Timing that is terrific.  My favorites in that evening include:

WORDS WORDS WORDS - Monkeys with typewriters in a laboratory.
ALL IN THE TIMING - a couple on a date try to get it right
UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE - By the end of the play you can understand a brand new language....
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 05:04:35 AM
Just not in Boston, LOL! Thanks, JRand!

LOL....true true true....   ;D  YW
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 05:05:32 AM
Or is that even a cable service anymore?  It used to be one of my favorite stations!

They've been my main client for many years (I helped with the launch) and are the network that airs THE CLOSER. When we rebranded it as the drama network, the programming changed quite a bit. Before that, it was a place for Turner to show all the libraries they acquired (Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbara, etc.) until they started the Cartoon Network and TCM and lots of random TV shows they had acquired.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 05:05:41 AM
And Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Three one act monologues that take place in a funeral home - it is terrific!!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 05:07:18 AM
Off to the showers. Must face the day, and my mom, with clean hair!
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:34:51 AM
Thank you, all you nice people at HHW for the birthday wishes!
I must visit this here site more often...You are such a unique and wonderful group of people.
Happy Belated Birthday, Ben, and Happy Birthday, Edisaurus!

(yes, my new name was inspired by Dear Reader Laura--thanks)
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Post by: Jennifer on February 03, 2007, 05:36:41 AM
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR EDISAURUS.
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:37:10 AM
Oh, right, the CAKE report....

Chocolate on the outside, combo of chocolate mousse and raspberry filling on the inside.

As Rachel Ray would say-----yum-o!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 05:38:53 AM
Hello DR LURKER IRIS
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:50:36 AM
Hello JRand56!
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:54:00 AM
I must now attempt to catch up on many months of posts.
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:54:25 AM
Oh, DR Jane, I am madly in love with Sherlock!!!!
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Post by: FJL on February 03, 2007, 06:08:38 AM
People with birthdays are best served cake.
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Post by: Ginny on February 03, 2007, 06:08:43 AM
Saturday morning greetings!

Happiest of birthdays to DR Edisaurus - you're the second person I've known to honor her mother on her birthday.  It's a nice idea.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:11:03 AM
Thanks, DL Iris---this is the first time I think I've seen you!
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Post by: FJL on February 03, 2007, 06:11:13 AM
Edi, i sent that mail to you on Thursday morning.  

if it arrives today, perhaps you can consider it a birthday present.  :)
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Post by: FJL on February 03, 2007, 06:12:04 AM
Happy birthday (belated) to DR DL Iris.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:12:20 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, Jennifer. It's a very cold morning here, so you must be freeezing!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:15:49 AM
Happiest of birthdays to DR Edisaurus - you're the second person I've known to honor her mother on her birthday.  It's a nice idea.

My mom just called and sang her traditional "Happy Birthday"--- out of tune with her Casio, which plays a rhythm that has nothing to do with the song.

This is the tradition she adopted after the originator, my grandmother, got too old to serenade me on her ukelele. (She would call my house, play her uke and hang up without saying a word!)

I was born in Marion, Ohio, at the county jail. (Well, it wasn't a jail when I was born, or so my mother tells me...)
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:17:11 AM
Edi, i sent that mail to you on Thursday morning.  

if it arrives today, perhaps you can consider it a birthday present.  :)

I will, no matter when it arrives! I am very excited about the show!

Thanks so much!!!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:18:58 AM
I just received the most splendid e-card from Elmoore---worthy of Meredith Willson!
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 06:21:04 AM
Maybe the notes are hiding in a jar:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/WIP_020207_india.jpg)

der Brucer

I told you I'm only making ONE trip!
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 06:21:25 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR EDI!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ginny on February 03, 2007, 06:26:09 AM
This morning I'm having my hair cut and doing some other errands.  This evening, DH Richard and I are going to Cincinnati's Music Hall for the Cincinnati Pops.  The guest performers tonight are the US Navy Sea Chanters, Aerialist Alexander Streltsov, and the Cincinnati Fencing Academy.  The music will be from nautical films.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 06:31:18 AM
Hmmm born the day after Groundhog's Day. Were you waiting for a signal that winter was almost over and it was ok to pop out? ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 06:31:59 AM
I need to get started with my day, I'll be back....
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 06:33:26 AM
Hmmm born the day after Groundhog's Day. Were you waiting for a signal that winter was almost over and it was ok to pop out? ;)

No, but I am going to adopt that idea from now on! Thanks for the greetings, DR Cillaliz!
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Post by: Ben on February 03, 2007, 06:43:39 AM
Happy Birthday Edi!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:44:46 AM
Good morning!

The gray has left us, and it's a spectacular day outside. No, not especially warm, but it's beautifully blue and brisk outside. Such a nice change from the bleak winter of a few days ago.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:46:19 AM
[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy, Happy Birthday to DR Edisaurus!!![/move]
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:47:11 AM
And speaking of DR Edi, I was thrilled and delighted to read that the second season of THE CLOSER comes out on DVD on May 29th! Can't wait to get my hands on this second season.
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 06:51:26 AM
My mom just called and sang her traditional "Happy Birthday"--- out of tune with her Casio, which plays a rhythm that has nothing to do with the song.

This is the tradition she adopted after the originator, my grandmother, got too old to serenade me on her ukelele. (She would call my house, play her uke and hang up without saying a word!)

I was born in Marion, Ohio, at the county jail. (Well, it wasn't a jail when I was born, or so my mother tells me...)

LOL ~ great BD story!  The perfect blend of wacky, charming, and endearing (the kind of people I adore). How can anyone top their birthday greetings?  But Happy Birthday to you anyway!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:51:40 AM
I'm really at a loss as to what I'll be watching today and tomorrow. Having NO interest at all in the Super Bowl, I'll have to find something lengthy to occupy myself with during the afternoon and evening hours since the other networks lay down and play dead as far as programming against the Super Bowl. (HBO may be showing new episodes of ROME and EXTRAS; I can't remember.)

I think the most recent remake of KING KONG comes on HBO-HD tonight, and if it's a late showing , I'll record it to watch tomorrow afternoon since it's three hours long. In the evening, I'll probably watch the 1925 version of BEN-HUR which I've been looking to watch when I had an entire evening free.

As for today, I guess I'll fall back on MASH which has been off the shelf waiting for a week or so. If I get some Blu-rays in the mail today, they will be on tonight's docket.

I also still have SUPERNATURAL and 30 ROC from Thursday that I haven't gotten to yet as well as LAW & ORDER from last night.
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Post by: Ben on February 03, 2007, 06:54:56 AM
We hada quite wonderful birthday yesterday ending with treats from Marks & Spencer, a lovely and delicious fruit cake covered in marzipan and royal frosting AND catepillar mini-rolls. Yummm

The topper was getting two tickets for Follies on Thursday evening.

Thanks FJL!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:55:56 AM
Thank you,. DR der Brucer, for providing me with the name of the Brooke Shields-looking actress on last night's MONK. The minute I saw her name - Heather Tom - I knew immediately that's who it was.

She was an Emmy-winning regular on ONE LIFE TO LIVE for years, and she was ceremoniously dumped a few weeks ago from the cast of that soap. I hope she can find a rewarding regular role on a series for next season.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 06:58:34 AM
My favorite one act is THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE. Absolutely hilarious and for all of us who have done stage acting in our lives, it's a play that hits VERY close to home in dreams many of us have likely had.

I also like Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED. And Albee's THE ZOO STORY is very haunting.
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 06:58:53 AM
Can't stay long.  I've entered the Master of Arts program at Prescott College and this is my orientation weekend, so the day is not mine, but I had to get my HHW fix -- it's been too long.  Speaking of wacky, glad to see you're all still in rare form.  Wish I could stay and play, but student duties call.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 07:00:06 AM
Happy Happy Birthday to DR Edisaurus! I love your birthday story!

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Post by: Michael on February 03, 2007, 07:12:16 AM
TOD

I like this Property Is Condemned by Tennessee Williams. It was the very first play I ever directed. I had cast in the the female role an African American actress because she was the best one who auditioned. The play took on a different like as the play took place in the Southern US and a friendship between a white boy and black girl was not exactly smiled upon when the play was first written.
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Post by: Michael on February 03, 2007, 07:15:50 AM

Happy happy birthday to Dear Reader Edi/Amy.  

I hope your partner/significant other/boyfriend etc will sing this song to you on your special day.


Once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy
Ever and ever fascinated by her, sets your heart afire to stay.
Once you're kissed by Amy, tear up your list it's Amy
Ply her with bonbons, poetry, and flowers, moon a million hours away.
You might be quite the fickle-hearted rover so carefree and bold
Who loves a girl and later thinks it over and just quits cold.
But once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy
Ever and ever sweetly you'll romance her, trouble is the answer will be
That Amy'd rather stay in love with me.
(instrumental), always in love with Amy
Ever and ever fascinated by her, sets your heart afire to stay.
(instrumental), get rid of your list it's Amy
Ply her with bonbons, poetry, and flowers, moon a million hours away.
You might be quite the fickle-hearted rover so carefree and bold
Who loves a girl and later thinks it over and just quits cold.
But once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy
Ever and ever sweetly you'll romance her, trouble is the answer will be
That Amy'd rather stay in love with me.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 07:16:54 AM
Hmmm...I don't know from one-act plays.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 03, 2007, 07:20:01 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]A VERY ATOMIC HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR EDISAURUS!!![/move]
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 07:21:33 AM
DR Edisaurus, have a most happy and wonderful birthday!!!!

(http://i24.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/88/87/2124_12.JPG)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 03, 2007, 07:22:24 AM
Page Four Dance:

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Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 03, 2007, 07:24:03 AM
Congrats to DR Cillaliz on the new cool office digs!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 07:24:27 AM
And in honor of your birthday...a page 4 lurid movie poster dance!

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Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 07:27:19 AM
I am up unusually early for a Saturday due to the fact that I must hie myself up to Portland, Oregon, USA to meet up with friends Wes, Heath, D.J. and others to tour the ancient Egypt exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Afterwards we shall dine someplace.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 03, 2007, 07:37:41 AM
Good morning, all!  I slept late; just didn't want to get out of bed.  I'm sure it's depression because I'm going through too much stress at the moment, and I'm not happy about it.  On the plus side, I've got great friends around me as well as here at HHW, and I'm not living in a refrigerator carton on the street.

Today, I promised my best friend from college who now lives in Brooklyn to see THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (a real laugh riot, I'm sure!).  I am looking forward to it, but I suspect it will be a heavy film.  Before then, I have a few reports to look over and improve.

I'm listening to the new JACQUES BREL . . . revival cast recording.  Some of it is quite wonderful, but some of the arrangements strike me as deliberately bizarre.  Good cast, however.

TOD:  I believe the only oneacts I have seen in New York are those by my friends David Ives and Chris Durang, who are two very funny writers.  When I was acting, for some reason, I always ended up in absurdist plays: Daddy in both THE SANDBOX and THE AMERICAN DREAM, and two Ionesco cmedies: MAID TO MARRY and THE BALD SOPRANO.  I liked them all.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 03, 2007, 07:38:15 AM
I am up unusually early for a Saturday due to the fact that I must hie myself up to Portland, Oregon, USA to meet up with friends Wes, Heath, D.J. and others to tour the ancient Egypt exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Afterwards we shall dine someplace.

Mikey, mummies are far toooo old to date!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 07:49:40 AM
We are going to see the Putnam County Spelling Bee this afternoon. I don't know what I'll do until then. Maybe I will borrow some children and play.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:08:40 AM
We are going to see the Putnam County Spelling Bee this afternoon. I don't know what I'll do until then. Maybe I will borrow some children and play.

I hope you enjoy it. It was my favorite musical of my NYC trip from two summers ago.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:10:39 AM
I just remembered that I also have HOLIDAY on my DVR, and I'm sure that's what I'll be watching and burning onto a DVD-R as I'm preparing and eating lunch.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 08:11:19 AM
Mikey, mummies are far toooo old to date!

Oh, I don't know. I've met a few who are still dating.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 03, 2007, 08:15:01 AM
Oh, I don't know. I've met a few who are still dating.
:)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 08:17:18 AM
DR EDISAURUS,
A MOST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! May you have the loveliest of days!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:22:50 AM
Guess I'll head down now and read the next chapter in HARRY POTTER before starting lunch preparation.

WBBL.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:05:23 AM
Happy Birthday Edi!

Thanks, Ben!

I just returned from breakfast with Greg, my mom and her signifigant other at the French bakery in our neighborhood. The owners have become dear friends of ours (and I have the wasitline to prove it!) and it is one of the things I'll miss when we move. (Although I'll be better off for it!)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:07:31 AM
And speaking of DR Edi, I was thrilled and delighted to read that the second season of THE CLOSER comes out on DVD on May 29th! Can't wait to get my hands on this second season.

And we start back to The Closer on Monday. Don't know when we're going to be doing our next shoot with them, but I'm looking forward to hearing some of the gossip.

Sneak preview: this season, we meet Brenda's Dad!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:10:23 AM
LOL ~ great BD story!  The perfect blend of wacky, charming, and endearing (the kind of people I adore). How can anyone top their birthday greetings?  But Happy Birthday to you anyway!

I know I've told this story before, but it was before DR Karen joined us.

My grandmother was in an all-girl uke band. She used to have a picture of them lined up in a row, all standing on milk cans.

Underneath it, she had written: "Raised on milk".

That was my Ga-Ga!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:16:20 AM
catepillar mini-rolls.

I'm almost afraid to ask!

Ben, we're getting the same birthday presents from FLJ...cherce seats to a great show!

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:17:33 AM
Happy Happy Birthday to DR Edisaurus! I love your birthday story!

Thanks, DR Laura! I hope it's OK to pass your pictures on to my birding friend, too!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Ginny on February 03, 2007, 09:17:37 AM
Back from errands.  It's ver-r-r-r-ry cold here in SW Ohio today - and windy - BRRR!

TOD - In high school I was in a one-act called Overtones, in which 2 well-mannered ladies have tea together and converse while their alter-egos exchange what they're really thinking.  It was fun to play one of the suited ladies.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:19:47 AM
Happy happy birthday to Dear Reader Edi/Amy.  
I hope your partner/significant other/boyfriend etc will sing this song to you on your special day.

Once in love with Amy

Awwww...thanks!

I was named after this song!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:21:21 AM
DR Edisaurus, have a most happy and wonderful birthday!!!!

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DR MBarnum, that birthday card is just ducky! Thanks! :)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 09:24:19 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8]HAPPY...HAPPY...HAPPY...HAPPY[/size][/move]


[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8]BIRTHDAY...BIRTHDAY...BIRTHDAY...BIRTHDAY[/size][/move]



[size=10]DR EDISAURUS[/size]
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 09:28:49 AM
I'm almost afraid to ask!


Re: catepillar mini rolls...
I WAS afraid to ask!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 09:31:41 AM
Oh, and EDISAURUS, I too hope your birthday is very ATOMIC!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 09:49:35 AM
TOD...


BLACK COMEDY
 by Peter Shaffer

Original cast, Old Vic 1966

Brindsley Miller:  Derek Jacobi
Carol Melkett:  Louise Purnell
Miss Furnival:  Doris Hare
Colonel Melkett:  Graham Crowden
Harold Corringe:  Albert Finney
Schuppanzigh:  Paul Curran
Clea:  Maggie Smith
Georg Bamberger:  Michael Byrne


One of the funniest play in which I have ever appeared.  Sadly, it used to be paired with the rather unfunny WHITE LIARS, which is not nearly as good as BC.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:51:51 AM
Oh, and EDISAURUS, I too hope your birthday is very ATOMIC!

LOL! Well, my DH gave me eye protective goggles for my birthday, so I guess I'm prepared!

Thanks, DR Jeanne, and TBC as well!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:53:04 AM
And in honor of your birthday...a page 4 lurid movie poster dance!

(http://pocards.dnjo.ca/p/t4e/ReformSchoolGirl01.jpg)

Awesome! I think I might have to find a copy of that! Lurid, indeed!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:54:38 AM
Oh, I don't know. I've met a few who are still dating.

Carbon dating?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 09:57:54 AM
Mikey, mummies are far toooo old to date!



....................Not for him!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 10:01:54 AM
Carbon dating?


Hmm, sounds like my sex love life.







Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:05:12 AM
....................Not for him!

Speaking of old, I'm now off to the funeral of a 91 year old gentleman who was one of the benefactors of our chapel preservation effort.

My French friends said "You're spending your birthday going to a funeral?" I told them that I was just happy it wasn't mine!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:09:47 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Got up about forty-five minutes ago, and had a telephonic conversation, then caught up on the posts.  Just what up was doing on the posts is anybody's guess.  Anybodys is always guessing and she's rarely right - in, out, let's get crackin'.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:10:21 AM
I remember enjoying a one-act double bill of Murray Schisgal's The Typists and The Tiger, which I saw with Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 10:19:26 AM
Forgive me for being e & t over the last week, or so.  I think I told everyone that I had been asked to join the cast of DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and that I had accepted the role.  We open next Friday night!  The rest of the cast had a three-week headstart on me as far as finding their characters and learning their lines.

The last few days I have spent being beaten and shoved around by Nazis -- This had nothing to do with ANNE FRANK, just one of my kinkier secrets.  ** KIDDING! **  This is the 1987 revised ANNE FRANK that does include the appearane of the Nazis in the final scene.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:20:00 AM
Edisaurus - did you get my e-mail?  Did it make sense?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:40:17 AM
Edisaurus Rox!!!

Happy Birthday! You have been a fantastic addition to this site from the day you showed up.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:42:41 AM
One-acts. I once was in Durang's FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS, which was fun.

I saw one twice over the last couple weekends called THE STAND-INS about two guys who are stand-ins for Johnny Depp and Al Pacino on a movie shoot. It was very well-directed and acted.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 03, 2007, 10:44:02 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8]Tumultuously   Happy   Birthday  Greetings  to  AmySaurus![/size][/move]
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 03, 2007, 10:45:18 AM
Forgive me for being e & t over the last week, or so.  I think I told everyone that I had been asked to join the cast of DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and that I had accepted the role.  We open next Friday night!  The rest of the cast had a three-week headstart on me as far as finding their characters and learning their lines.

The last few days I have spent being beaten and shoved around by Nazis -- This had nothing to do with ANNE FRANK, just one of my kinkier secrets.  ** KIDDING! **  This is the 1987 revised ANNE FRANK that does include the appearane of the Nazis in the final scene.


And the part?  Peter?  Anne?  Mr. Dussel?  
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:49:44 AM
Edisaurus Rox!!!

Happy Birthday! You have been a fantastic addition to this site from the day you showed up.

Hooray and thank you! I hope to meet you and DR TPunk and other NY DR's when we come up for the S&V premiere in March.

Now I've donned my funereal Do-Mi-Don't Duds and will be off to convey sympathies.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: TCB on February 03, 2007, 10:50:18 AM
And the part?  Peter?  Anne?  Mr. Dussel?  


Anne, naturally.



No, Mr. VanDaan[/size]
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:51:26 AM
Edisaurus - did you get my e-mail?  Did it make sense?

Yes---I think that I will do is cut it with the P/U and attach the alternate at the end, just so you can see it. But that's Act 2, so I'm not at that point, yet. I'll be working on a plan (10) this weekend to get it into some form of viewing for you.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:51:34 AM
"Do-Me-Don't". Oh boy, that's good. You got a good deal of Ga-Ga's sense of humor.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 10:52:36 AM
She was happy I was able to stay out of house.

Best of luck with your out-house projects.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:53:04 AM
DR Cillaliz---I got the Orpheum doc today. I will enjoy it even more knowing that I am looking at your future workplace!

I will share it with other interested parties---we may all watch it together. Thanks!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:55:18 AM
"Do-Me-Don't". Oh boy, that's good. You got a good deal of Ga-Ga's sense of humor.

I am honored. She was one of the funniest people I've ever known.

She once flew from Ohio to Maryland to visit us and held a frog in her hand for the entire trip, knowing we would be thrilled to see it. As soon as she arrived and showed us her find, it was released into the house, never to be heard from again. Errant and truant evermore!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:56:08 AM
And now off to mourn and celebrate a life well-lived.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 11:01:42 AM
Daddy in both THE SANDBOX and THE AMERICAN DREAM,

Ooh - Larry got to be "all sticky wet" every night on stage.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 11:04:59 AM
Thanks, DR Laura! I hope it's OK to pass your pictures on to my birding friend, too!

Better yet, have your friends join us here!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 11:06:29 AM
Hmmm...I don't know from one-act plays.

You might start with some shorter full length plays.
I think you'd like "P.S. My Cat is Dead"; it's sort of "A Weekend at Larry's" play.

der Brucer.

I have this surreal vision of Larry tieing Barnum buck-niked to the kitchen counter!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 11:10:30 AM
And in honor of your birthday...a page 4 lurid movie poster dance!

(http://pocards.dnjo.ca/p/t4e/ReformSchoolGirl01.jpg)

Caption:

(Cilla to client)

"Take the deal, Bitch!"

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 11:41:39 AM
Feel-Good news of the day (getting harder and harder to find)

Stray Dog Rescues Georgia Woman From Crash (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250120,00.html)
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/260381/2_62_020307_dog_hero2.jpg)
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Saturday , February 03, 2007
 
THOMASVILLE, Ga.  —
A bruised and battered south Georgia woman credits a wayward German shepherd with rescuing her after her car careened down an embankment, tossing her through the rear window and leaving her sprawled, cut and bleeding, on the vehicle's trunk.

Thirty-six-year-old Shannon Lorio said the dog, which has since been given the name "Hero," pulled her by her collar off the trunk and dragged her about 50 yards through briars to the edge of a highway and let her lean against him so that she could stand up and flag a passing motorist.

"That dog is always going to have a special place in my heart," Lorio said Friday during a tearful reunion with the dog. "He's my hero."

She had her first reunion with Hero yesterday, when she arrived with her mother-in-law with gifts for the dog, including a large pillow, a stuffed animal and a bone almost as big as a rolling pin.

When Lorio returned today, she hugged and kissed Hero as he plopped down on the pillow and began crunching the bone with his strong jaws.

She said — quote — "If he ever needs anything, I'll be there." She said she can't adopt Hero because she already has six dogs.
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/260381/2_61_020307_dog_hero1.jpg)

If it were me, I'd go for seven.

der Brucer

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:44:48 AM
Two people in the jernt?  You'd think it was a beautiful Saturday, which, of course, it is, at least here in the City of Studio.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:45:09 AM
I must get out of here for a while, but shall return shortly.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:45:27 AM
But first, let me just post another 122 postings.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:45:41 AM
Will we never get to page six?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:46:02 AM
I shall return.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:02:03 PM
My EMail chuckle for the day:

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I need a favor!!

My neighbor has a puppy he's giving away (FREE!).
It's a Dachshund, it's house broken, and it's great with kids.

He's giving it away because his wife says the dog 'stares' at her when she is undressing ,

and that gives her the 'Heebie Jeebies'. I think she is just weird !

If you're interested, or know someone who is, let me know.

Here's a picture of the dog.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/227723102.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:03:09 PM
Will we never get to page six?

YES

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 12:09:30 PM
Caption:

(Cilla to client)

"Take the deal, Bitch!"

der Brucer

Oh, dear, DER BRUCER, you crack me up!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:11:11 PM
Dutch Gym to Introduce 'Naked Sunday'
 (http://news.aol.com/strange/story/_a/dutch-gym-to-introduce-naked-sunday/n20070202130209990004?cid=936)

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Feb. 2) - Self-conscious about what you wear while working out? A Dutch gym plans to introduce "Naked Sunday" for people who like to huff and puff in the buff.

Patrick de Man, owner of Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren, said he got the idea in part from two of his customers who are avid nudists.

"I heard that some other gyms are offering courses on 'pole-dancing' as a sport, so I thought: Why not bring something new to the market?" de Man said.

He said the response had been overwhelming - positive and negative.

The 70,000-member Dutch Federation of Naturists was curious to see if Fitworld's plan would work, spokesman Bernd Huiser said.

"We recently conducted a large survey among our members, and most prefer to exercise with their clothes on," he said. "The most popular activities (for nudists) are things you do outdoors, like walking on the beach, or swimming in a lake, or maybe gardening."

I have this image of Miss Marple in her proper English garden - stark naked (except for gardening gloves)!

Gives new meaning to "Watch out for the thorns!"

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 12:13:19 PM

If it were me, I'd go for seven.

der Brucer


Quote

Yes! ME, TOO!

INCREDIBLE STORY! I've always felt that animals know a lot more than we give them credit for, but this is amazing.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 12:15:04 PM
My EMail chuckle for the day:

Well, DER BRUCER, you've done it again!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:22:06 PM
For Jeanne: Today's society stressing the most important:

4-Year-Old Girl Kept From Pre-School for Pink Hair (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,249918,00.html)

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A 4-year-old pre-schooler was kicked out of class for having pink hair, a San Antonio TV station reported, and can't return until her hair is stripped of its bright coloring.

Natalyn Gracia, of San Antonio, Texas, had her hair died pink in October for Halloween and liked it so much, her father re-dyed it over Christmas break.

However, the Dalton Early Childhood center told her and her father Ricardo that her hair must be under compliance of school rules, which means the pink must go.

She has missed four days of school so far, and will miss more, her father said.

FULL STORY HERE (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA020107.pink.hair.KENS.417c0402.html)


Darling, you may keep the piercings and the tattoos, but the pink hair must go.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 12:23:43 PM
Dutch Gym to Introduce 'Naked Sunday'
 (http://news.aol.com/strange/story/_a/dutch-gym-to-introduce-naked-sunday/n20070202130209990004?cid=936)I have this image of Miss Marple in her proper English garden - stark naked (except for gardening gloves)!

Gives new meaning to "Watch out for the thorns!"

der Brucer


Another story I didn't find on the BBC News. :)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 12:31:01 PM
For Jeanne: Today's society stressing the most important:

4-Year-Old Girl Kept From Pre-School for Pink Hair (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,249918,00.html)Darling, you may keep the piercings and the tattoos, but the pink hair must go.

der Brucer


But don't you have to draw the line SOMEwhere? :)

Actually, I'm beginning to think that uniforms aren't a bad idea. I think the kids have too many distractions.

And, if that's not enough, I'd like to see inner-city kids be able to attend boarding schools out in the country. Does this liberal now sound reactionary or just radical?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 03, 2007, 12:38:22 PM
You might start with some shorter full length plays.
I think you'd like "P.S. My Cat is Dead"; it's sort of "A Weekend at Larry's" play.

der Brucer.

I have this surreal vision of Larry tieing Barnum buck-niked to the kitchen counter!

Just so you're aware it's your surreal vision.  For the record, he was tied to the fire escape.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:39:13 PM
International Herald Tribune (http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/02/02/europe/EU-GEN-Switzerland-Assisted-Suicide.php)

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Swiss high court ruling opens possibility of assisted suicide for mentally ill

LAUSANNE, Switzerland: A ruling by Switzerland's highest court has opened the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives.

Switzerland already allows physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under certain circumstances but the Federal Tribunal's decision, which was released on Friday, puts mental illnesses on the same level as physical ones.

"It must be recognized that an incurable, permanent, serious mental disorder can cause similar suffering as a physical (disorder), making life appear unbearable to the patient in the long term," the ruling says.

It goes on to state that "if the death wish is based on an autonomous decision which takes all circumstances into account, then a mentally ill person can be prescribed sodium-pentobarbital and thereby assisted in suicide."


OK - a little help here!

How does someone with an "incurable, permanent, serious mental disorder" give informed consent?

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 12:42:11 PM
Just so you're aware it's your surreal vision.  For the record, he was tied to the fire escape.

I take "poetic license" for my visions (cheaper than LSD).

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 01:00:01 PM
I take "poetic license" for my visions (cheaper than LSD).

der Brucer

Has other advantages, too.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:07:11 PM
But don't you have to draw the line SOMEwhere? :)

Actually, I'm beginning to think that uniforms aren't a bad idea. I think the kids have too many distractions.

And, if that's not enough, I'd like to see inner-city kids be able to attend boarding schools out in the country. Does this liberal now sound reactionary or just radical?

A. The city I recently left, Long Beach, CA, introduced school uniforms and achieved notable improvements in conduct and academic performance.

B. We already know that leaving parenting to many inner-city families is a failure. My conservative friends can rant and rave all they want about "it's the parents' responsibility", but when the parents don't (and, to be honest, in many cases, can't) step up to the plate, they either society steps in or we lose another generation!

A charter school in DC has an approach:

KIPP SCHOOLS (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101354.html)

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Give more instructional hours to students. One reason that KIPP DC schools are successful in improving achievement is that we provide 40 percent more time for learning than traditional public schools do. Our students are in school from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; and they attend summer school. You can't get different outputs unless you change the inputs, and our results show that more time on task is one of the key inputs.

In the first year, KIPP DC: AIM Academy fifth-graders jumped from the 16th to the 77th percentile in mathematics on the national Stanford 10 exam. While increasing classroom time might seem daunting in the face of ever-shrinking educational budgets, resources can be found. Other urban districts, including San Francisco and New York, are experimenting with longer school days and have found ways to fund these efforts

In those cases where the home environment is fully hostile to child rearing, then the state should step in! (Your "country boarding school" is my "state run orphanage".)

I would be interested to find how many single parents would allow their childen to go to a boarding school (parents to surrender their Child Welfare payments).

As a card-carrying fiscal conservative I see cost-effectivenes in tax-supported boarding school now as opposed to tax-supported prison later.

Of course Bill O'Reilly dismisses me as a "secular progressive' (one step away from "enemy of the state").

der Brucer

PS Common sense solutions often fail a liberal/conservative test.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:24:09 PM
And now, a sadder tale to tell:

USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-03-cranes-fla_x.htm)

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Endangered cranes killed in Fla. storms

Posted 2/3/2007 2:34 PM ET

MILWAUKEE (AP) — All 18 endangered young whooping cranes that were led south from Wisconsin last fall as part of a project to create a second migratory flock of the birds were killed in storms in Florida, a spokesman said.

The cranes were being kept in an enclosure at the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge near Crystal River, Fla., when violent storms moved in Thursday night, said Joe Duff, co-founder of Operation Migration, the organization coordinating the project.
"The birds were checked in late afternoon the day before, and they were fine," he said Friday.

The area of the enclosure was unreachable by workers at night, and all the birds were found dead, Duff said. He speculated that a strong storm surge drew the tide in and overwhelmed the birds. The official cause of the deaths was not immediately known, but he said it may have been drowning.

For the past six years, whooping cranes hatched in captivity have been raised at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin by workers who wear crane-like costumes to keep the birds wary of humans.
Ultralight aircraft are used to teach new groups of young cranes the migration route to Florida. From then on, the birds migrate north in the spring and south in the fall on their own.

Duff described the loss as an "unavoidable disaster" for the whooping cranes project that ironically followed a milestone.

For the first time in six years, an entire group of young birds reared at the Necedah refuge had made it to the Florida refuge without the loss of a single crane.

The various groups and agencies working on the project had seen the size of the flock grow to 81 birds with the latest arrivals, but the loss of the young cranes drops the total back to 63, and there may have been additional losses.

The whooping crane, the tallest bird in North America, was near extinction in 1941, with only about 20 left.
The other wild whooping crane flock in North America has about 200 birds and migrates from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. A non-migratory flock in Florida has about 60 birds.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 01:24:48 PM

B. We already know that leaving parenting to many inner-city families is a failure. My conservative friends can rant and rave all they want about "it's the parents' responsibility", but when the parents don't (and, to be honest, in many cases, can't) step up to the plate, they either society steps in or we lose another generation!

KIPP SCHOOLS (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101354.html)In those cases where the home environment is fully hostile to child rearing, then the state should step in! (Your "country boarding school" is my "state run orphanage".)

As a card-carrying fiscal conservative I see cost-effectivenes in tax-supported boarding school now as opposed to tax-supported prison later.

der Brucer

PS Common sense solutions often fail a liberal/conservative test.


Yes, better education early on, fewer inmates later. Virtually anything is better than a large prison population--and many alternatives would be cheaper. Incarceration is expensive.

I try to look for pragmatic solutions and dislike partisanship.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:26:52 PM
is expensive.

I try to look for pragmatic solutions and dislike partisanship.


Let's date ;D

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 01:29:22 PM
Guess who is 'demanding" attention?
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/205915314.jpg)

And he means NOW!

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jennifer on February 03, 2007, 01:46:27 PM
Thank you,. DR der Brucer, for providing me with the name of the Brooke Shields-looking actress on last night's MONK. The minute I saw her name - Heather Tom - I knew immediately that's who it was.

She was an Emmy-winning regular on ONE LIFE TO LIVE for years, and she was ceremoniously dumped a few weeks ago from the cast of that soap. I hope she can find a rewarding regular role on a series for next season.

She was on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. But she was on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for years.  I know that she won emmys there. I am not sure if she has won any on OLTL. I don't think so but it's possible.

I really liked her on Y&R (she played victoria newman).
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jennifer on February 03, 2007, 01:51:58 PM
I am definitely going to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow. I love it!  And happily my sister has a satelite so we will be watching the US commercials.  Everyone who has regular cable has to watch the canadian feed with canadian commercials. Really stupid.

Anyhow, since i do not like either of the teams (it really helps me if i like one of the teams) i will participate in my brother-in-law's football pool. This all really makes the game much more interesting. You pull out combinations of numbers (like 0-7 colts) or (3-3). And then if the quarter ends with those numbers  you win that part of the pool. It means you cheer for either team to score your numbers.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 02:02:42 PM

Joyeux Anniversaire, DR Toysorus... err... Edisaurus!
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Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 02:05:10 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDISAURIS!![/size]

WEEKEND BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST, HAVE FUN![/size]
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 02:05:24 PM
For all you Potter Fans!

from:

http://briansibleysblog.blogspot.com/

which also has pictures! 2 of them! "Harry" needs a TAN!!


Hogwarts is in turmoil…

Hermione Granger is locked in her room and is, according to close friend Ron Weasley, inconsolably distressed. Professor McGonagall has had several attacks of the vapours and Professor Dumbledore has had an unexpected recurrence of his Old Trouble…

What’s the problem? The fact that Harry Potter has run away from Hogwarts and is living in London where, it seems, he has given up magic in favour of an acting career.

Master Potter is about to make a controversial debut in Peter Shaffer’s disturbing psychological play, Equus, in which he is required to take off more than just his spectacles.

Hogwarts handyman, Mr Hagrid, who has known Potter since the young man was a baby, told The Daily Blog:

“I am very disappointed in Harry. Not because of the nudity thing, he’s been waving his magic wand around ever since he first came to Hogwarts, but because - if the photos are reliable - he’s agreed to appear with some kind of Muggle horse that hasn’t either a pair of wings or a horn in the middle of its forehead! That’s not the kind of attitude we expect of a Hogwarts lad and it’s going to cost Gryffindor a lot of house points this term…”
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jennifer on February 03, 2007, 02:10:18 PM
Oh my gosh i am starving.  I need to find some food.
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Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 02:16:44 PM
He is a sweetie. :)  

It is nice to see you again, your knew name is fun.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 02:17:46 PM
Guess who is 'demanding" attention?
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/205915314.jpg)

And he means NOW!

der Brucer

Pongo and Persita say "Hi! Fleitcher!"
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Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 02:22:01 PM
We hada quite wonderful birthday yesterday ending with treats from Marks & Spencer, a lovely and delicious fruit cake covered in marzipan and royal frosting

Thanks FJL!!!

OMG…….next time my neighbor goes to England I will ask him to stop at M & S for me.  Last time he was there he brought me home humbugs, I would rather have fruitcake with marzipan.  

If it is half as good as the one my mother made I will be happy.  How big was the cake?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 02:27:54 PM
MBarnum-Please tell Allen we miss him and hope he is happy with his new route.
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Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 03:02:06 PM
Feel-Good news of the day (getting harder and harder to find)

Stray Dog Rescues Georgia Woman From Crash (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250120,00.html)




Follow-up to the story:

A dog who helped rescue a Georgia car wreck victim may have the right stuff for search and rescue work.
Next week, Thomasville dog trainer Heidy Drawdy will take the two-year-old German shepherd, now named "Hero," to see if he's cut out for the job.

Hero's previous owners had signed him over to the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society shelter because he kept wandering off.

First item on Drawdy's agenda for the wandering canine: obedience training.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 03:08:50 PM
Sherlock is sound asleep.  We had a an extra nice hike today.  He was very excited to see his good friend Maia, a 9 month old Bernese Mountain Dog, who happened to be leaving the trails as we were beginning our hike.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:17:04 PM
Any HHWers living in the Sarasota/Bradenton area?

Looking for a follow-up interview that appeared in the print copy of the Bradenton Herald....

It is not located in the online edition.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:18:11 PM
Been around and life has been hectic....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:21:40 PM
Trying to say warm here....

It is COLD here... -12!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 03:29:59 PM
Sherlock is sound asleep.  We had a an extra nice hike today.  He was very excited to see his good friend Maia, a 9 month old Bernese Mountain Dog, who happened to be leaving the trails as we were beginning our hike.
I think I see a BMG in the new commercial for the Westminster Dog Show (on USA Network)

der Brucer
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:30:49 PM
They are pretty dogs...
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 03:32:40 PM
Trying to say warm here....

It is COLD here... -12!

Invite a moose to dinner - his body heat should take the chill off a small room.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:38:15 PM
I will consider that derBrucer...
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 03:42:14 PM
I will consider that derBrucer...

Take pictures:

Moose with Maiden

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 03:44:48 PM
Had a full afternoon of movies and fun telephone conversations.

I began with HOLIDAY. I've always liked this movie more than the more celebrated THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, and after watching it this afternoon, I still like it more.

Hepburn and Grant are superb, but my favorite performance in the film is Lew Ayres as the younger brother. He is heart-breaking to me. Should have gotten an Oscar nomination.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 03:47:13 PM
Next, I watched and made a DVD-R of COVER GIRL. The quality of the TCM broadcast was quite beautiful, and since I didn't have $22 to spare for a single movie with no extras, I figured the $.50 this DVD-R will cost me will more than suffice for now. If in the future, if Sony lowers the price of this DVD, I'll invest in the commercial release.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 03:48:04 PM
The remake of KING KONG comes on at 8 tonight, so I'll be watching it on HBO-HD. Will have a report when I log back on later.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:48:38 PM
LOL derBrucer!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 03:49:27 PM
Some of us yield to temptation:

Jurors Convict Missouri Man Accused of Shoving Cell Phone Down Woman's Throat (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250144,00.html)

der Brucer


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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 03:51:31 PM
The remake of KING KONG comes on at 8 tonight, so I'll be watching it on HBO-HD. Will have a report when I log back on later.

Remember - its a loooooooong movie

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 03:52:03 PM
Happy Birthday Edisaurus...

I hope you have a lovely day full of surprises, freinds and family!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 04:00:38 PM
Just returned from seeing Putnam County Spelling Bee, which I enjoyed very much. The only thing is that I can never understand the lyrics in this theater.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 04:02:55 PM
We took the city bus today, and we got to cross the street at my favorite crosswalk. When the little-green-walkie-guy comes on the traffic light, a voice says "Walk like a duck. Walk like a duck." DR Sandra says the voice is saying "Walk light is on," but I hear "Walk like a duck."
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 04:05:36 PM
Remember - its a loooooooong movie

der Brucer

How well I know! And I'm not looking forward to that. Hopefully, the high def visuals will keep me interested enough to watch all the way.

Its length is the one reason I didn't go to the theater or check out the DVD up until now. If I like what I see, I'll invest in the DVD. Otherwise, this might be the only time in my life that I'll watch it.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 04:06:15 PM
Off to take care of a few chores around the house before the movie begins.

WBBL.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 05:03:36 PM
I'm back from a nice day out.  Went to the west side and did things, then stopped by Mr. Nick Redman's home environment, where I got the new Alex North 2001 CD, which I'm listening to now.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 05:04:27 PM
I lunched at the Broadway Deli - hadn't been there in at least eight years - still pretty decent.  The first time I'd reconnected with dear reader Jane, that's where we met.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:27:43 PM
DR Laura--

The other night, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton, were the guest spellers in the Broadway 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Guess which word she got?

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:28:07 PM
*She did NOT spell it correctly*
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:28:35 PM
There's a video of it currently playing on Broadway.com.

Very funny.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:29:55 PM

TOD--

NEXT by Terrence McNally
THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE by Christopher Durang
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:31:05 PM
Do musical one acts count?
I loved the trilogy of one acts by William Finn which were combined to form Falsettos.
IN TROUSERS
MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS
FALSETTOLAND
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:33:34 PM
Word of the day--
My friend, Rose, stopped by to share my birthday cake with me today, and finished it all.

RoseAte the entire thing.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:34:27 PM
Gotta get out of "newbie" status at all costs.

Stay with me, here.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:36:11 PM
Like DR Matt, I have no interest in the Super Bowl, so I will be spending the evening at UCLA to take in Reprise's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Manoel Felciano and Kelli O'Hara.
Jason Alexander is the director.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:38:16 PM
Problem is, I still have the original Broadway cast in my head, and I hope that I can appreciate seeing and hearing anyone other than Mandy and Bernadette, who brought me to tears when I saw it in New York.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:38:32 PM
OK, someone else's turn.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 05:39:46 PM
I don't know who the guests were in today's show -- if they were local celebrities, I don't know them.
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Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:40:07 PM
Oh, thank you, FJL, for the belated birthday greetings.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 05:41:13 PM
Usually, they just choose guest spellers from the audience, but it was Kid's Night on Broadway the  night that Julie Andrews was the special guest speller.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 05:41:47 PM
Super Bowl Sunday is always a fun day. We go to a home with a large tv. Those who want to watch the game do so; the rest play board games. I usually hang around and watch the other folks having fun.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 05:43:32 PM
DR Laura--

The other night, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton, were the guest spellers in the Broadway 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Guess which word she got?

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

Thanks for the info! I'm downloading the vid BUT it's taking for ever!

I have time to spell Super... 300 times, and correctly!! :D
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 05:54:35 PM
*She did NOT spell it correctly*

By George!! She did not do it... BUT... she can still say it backwards!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 06:09:18 PM
Am back from the Egyptian exhibit which was very enjoyable....and lunch with buddies which was also enjoyable.

Dog Bosco went for the ride and got to walk about at one of Portland's parks. He enjoyed that. He is now eating his kibble and I am gonna flop on the couch and finish watching the 1960s East German beach party movie that I started last night titled Heißer Sommer (HOT SUMMER).

This movie has more musical numbers then all of Annette and Frankie's movies put together! LOL!

PS: The DVD was released by the same company that is releasing DR Edisaurus's movie. They have pretty good taste in films I think.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 06:17:48 PM
I shall now try to figure out what motion picture on DVD to watch.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 06:38:36 PM
Fried brain - with a side of ears.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 06:38:48 PM
Cold here....and there.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 06:39:54 PM
I have a board meeting at 3pm tomorrow and a rehearsal for my song afterwards, but I plan on getting home to watch some of the game.

Spirit Guide Bolt predicts a 31-12 score, but I will NOT say who he says will win.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 06:43:01 PM
DR ELMORE knows two of my favorite writers!  Mr Durang and Mr Ives.

I still think SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU is one of the best one act plays EVER!!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 06:55:03 PM
I lunched at the Broadway Deli - hadn't been there in at least eight years - still pretty decent.  The first time I'd reconnected with dear reader Jane, that's where we met.

I remember.  First you ran into my father someplace, didn't even ask for my phone number or offer yours.   ::)  He remembered where you were working and I found you.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 06:58:26 PM
Invite a moose to dinner - his body heat should take the chill off a small room.

der Brucer

That's the third belly laugh you've given me today, DER BRUCER.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 07:00:55 PM
Bruce-How is the food at the Broadway Deli these days?  Even though we often stay in that part of town I like to go to Nate'n Al’s for their coleslaw.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 07:02:27 PM
We took the city bus today, and we got to cross the street at my favorite crosswalk. When the little-green-walkie-guy comes on the traffic light, a voice says "Walk like a duck. Walk like a duck." DR Sandra says the voice is saying "Walk light is on," but I hear "Walk like a duck."

DR Dear Reader Laura,
Do you hear other strange things as well? Just curious. :)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on February 03, 2007, 07:07:03 PM
Walk Like a Duck.

That is the name of my new movie.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 07:07:21 PM
DR Cillaliz---I got the Orpheum doc today. I will enjoy it even more knowing that I am looking at your future workplace!

I will share it with other interested parties---we may all watch it together. Thanks!

There aren't any scenes of the hallways or offices of the commercial space, but when you see the building from the outside, my office is on the third floor, two of the windows are immediately above the right side of the marquee as you are facing it.

Glad you got it on your birthday!!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 03, 2007, 07:10:58 PM
DR ELMORE knows two of my favorite writers!  Mr Durang and Mr Ives.

I still think SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU is one of the best one act plays EVER!!

Indeed I do, DR JRand56!  David wrote the concert adaptation of JUBILEE for Carnegie Hall and THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE for Encores!  He and I are often guests together at dress rehearsals for the Metropolitan Opera.  He's quite charming.  I cannot remember if I knew Chris Durang before he recorded for BK, but my memory is yes, since he knew the wife of the owner of The Drama Book Shop. She had worked on the premiere of his one-act TITANIC.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 07:14:33 PM
Let's date ;D

der Brucer

Sure, honey. :)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 07:15:48 PM
BTW, DER BRUCER, how did Long Beach handle the tattoos and piercings?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:18:15 PM
I have just opened my birthday gifts from my British friends---Jane, you will be jealous!
Mint humbugs from Marks and Spencer, and assorted chocolate treats made by Thorntons, Mars, and Cadbury.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:18:58 PM
It's so funny...I think English chocolates are the best, and THEY always want me to send them See's chocolates, which they find superior!

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:20:11 PM
Chaques a son gout.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:22:51 PM
Or is it Chacon a son gout.

Francois?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 03, 2007, 07:32:05 PM
DR Dear Reader Laura,
Do you hear other strange things as well? Just curious. :)

I'm telling you -- it says "Walk like a duck."

So I do.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on February 03, 2007, 07:35:54 PM
Just checked the weather channel, it's a balmy -6 degrees here.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 07:39:54 PM
I have just opened my birthday gifts from my British friends---Jane, you will be jealous!
Mint humbugs from Marks and Spencer, and assorted chocolate treats made by Thorntons, Mars, and Cadbury.

No toffee from Thornton's?  My favorite is the mint special toffee.  Their humbugs are also delicious.  Ben was kind enough to get me some when he was in Ireland. :)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jeanne on February 03, 2007, 07:41:04 PM
I'm telling you -- it says "Walk like a duck."

So I do.

But of course!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Jane on February 03, 2007, 07:47:19 PM
Dear Lurker Iris-Enjoy your birthday goodies.

'night.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:49:39 PM
Thanks, Jane.

The Thorntons bars are chocolate filled with orange filling and alpini bars.

*oops--they WERE bars with orange filling...gone now...*
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:51:58 PM
Well, well, look what I found on the internet.

www.britsuperstore.com
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 07:52:27 PM
This could lead to serious trouble.

And lots of fun.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 08:07:26 PM
Off to watch my DVD ....WORDPLAY

Have a good evening, everyone!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:21:35 PM
I had some time before KING KONG came on, so I cued up THE NEXT BEST THING to watch tomorrow. I haven't seen it in several years, but I happened on it playing on one of the Showtime channels and figured it was time to revisit it. I wish they could have found an ACTRESS to play the leading female part instead of the godawful Madonna who is just a cipher in the part. Nevertheless, it has some excellent actors in the movie, and there are parts of it I actually like.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:23:07 PM
I also had time to watch 30 ROCK from last Thursday. Not up to par compared to some of the recent excellent episodes, but there were a few droll moments.

Isabella Rossallini and Paul Reubens were the principal guest stars.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 08:23:58 PM
And Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Three one act monologues that take place in a funeral home - it is terrific!!

Good answer, DR JRand56!  I first saw it at the National Association of Community Theatre's Play Festival in Conn. several years ago,  and it is terrific.  The guy was good, but the two women were outstanding (parts to die for).  It should have won, but politics must have been involved cause the theatre that got first was not near as strong as Das Bleu ( I think that was the theatre's name -- they were from Ft. Collins, CO).  
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 08:31:58 PM
Roseate, and ate and ate and ate, and then Roseate again... until she could eat no more

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:32:07 PM
I then spent the next three hours with Peter Jackson's KING KONG.

Yes, it was a mammoth undertaking, and the movie will undoubtedly be the last word in KONG lore. But despite moving work from Naomi Watts and a very likable Jack Black, the whole thing just suffered from overkill for me.

Each of the three acts was masterfully done, really couldn't have been better, but it certainly could have been shorter and not sacrificed any of the underlying poignancy of the tale. The Skull Island section was particularly overloaded with events, special effects, and creatures, creatures, creatures. I finally just got bored with all the excess. Way too much of a good thing.

And then there were nitpicky things that bothered me: an obvious winter setting in NYC for the third act (Kong and Ann even have an idyllic moment on an icy pond), but where was the frosty breath for all the participants? And on top of the Empire State Building, wouldn't it have been rather cold for Ann in a sleeveless silk gown and how lucky she was to dodge all those bullets and flying glass around her in the observation tower and emerge without a scratch.

I don't know, really. The movie just wasn't made for me.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 08:33:11 PM
Or is it Chacon a son gout.

Francois?

Since you asked for it!

"A chacun son goût"!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 08:33:54 PM
Walk Like a Duck.

That is the name of my new movie.

Hope it's not a turkey! ;)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 08:35:10 PM
...sorry, guess that was a bit lame, but hey, it's late and my brain is fried (and I'll be, if that isn't today's topic headline -- will it fits, so I don't care if I'm a copy cat and can't be original)...
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: François on February 03, 2007, 08:36:17 PM
Well, well, look what I found on the internet.

www.britsuperstore.com

I remember the campaign of a few years ago:

BE PROUD! BUY AMERICAN! ;)

And "Proudly Made In America!"....
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:36:37 PM
I will say in high definition, the movie did look spectacular. All that computer generated imagery was sharp and clear as could be. Very, very impressive to look at. The merging of the real people and the CGI dinosaurs, however, in that lengthy stampede sequence was clearly not in the same time and place. In sequences like that, high def gives the game away.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 08:37:33 PM
oh, I didn't mean your post was lame, DR Francois, I meant my previous post was lame -- you and DR Matt hit the reply button before I did...
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Dear Lurker Iris on February 03, 2007, 08:37:59 PM
Ah, merci, Francois.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:38:00 PM
I checked the schedule, and ROME and EXTRAS are new episodes tomorrow night, so I will have something new to watch while the Super Bowl is underway. I still should be able to put in the 1925 BEN-HUR and get it watched before ROME starts at 9.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Matt H. on February 03, 2007, 08:48:51 PM
I'm heading off to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 08:49:45 PM
BTW, DER BRUCER, how did Long Beach handle the tattoos and piercings?

I'm not sure, I'll check.

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 03, 2007, 08:52:18 PM
After watching the wonderful (IMHO) "The Last Picture Show" it went back to the Soundtrack (10 meagre tracks) and added 9 more tracks that were used in the film.

I've had two types of music playing this afternoon - Country and Western.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 03, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
My my I missed the whole day!

I found my headphones! I can now listen to my music as loud as I want without annoying my mother!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:07:04 PM
Better yet, have your friends join us here!

Who knows---they could be some of those mysterious guests!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 03, 2007, 09:08:58 PM
I can not think, I can not type, therefore I can not post - a sure sign I am not web worthy and need to make haste to bed for some needed shut-eye. Aloha!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:17:13 PM
I've been having a good deal of fun over the last ninety minutes, which I'll talk about in the notes.

Will now, finally, watch a motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:17:41 PM
Jane, the food at the Broadway Deli was and still is ordinary.  
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:19:55 PM
Well, an amazing thing happened at the funeral---I had fun!

For one thing, I realized that when you go to the funeral of a 3rd generation Mariettan who was 91, even though you feel old being over 50, suddenly you are the youngest person in the room!

I picked up the program for the funeral and recognized the name of the reverend who was officiating. It was the same as my very favorite teacher in college. He was the first adult I remember meeting who I developed enormous respect for---he was a real mentor and my music theory teacher The rest of the faculty thought he was a bit too eccentric, but I felt an immediate kinship with him. He also introduced me to a composer who needed a copyist; this composer became one of my dearest friends.

This professor has now moved to Marietta and has been here for 4 or 5 years, right on the other side of the square from me. He used to be a brilliant jazz pianist but mostly plays church music now. He looked fantastic (must be around 70 by now) and seems very happy. I asked him how he ended up leaving the university and coming to Marietta, and he said that it was a "2 six-pack story", so I gave him my card and Greg and I hope that he will call us sometime so we can hear the story.

When I was visiting my best friend a few weeks ago in Athens, where we went to school, I happened to ask her about him and she said she thought he had left teaching and gone into the ministry. Who knew?

While the Rev and I were talking about my composer friend, he was leaving  his annual birthday greeting on my machine. He will be astounded when I tell him about this!

This alone made it a wonderful birthday!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:21:05 PM
Dog Rescues Georgia Woman From Crash[/b][/url]

My 4 cats have given me permission to adopt this dog!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Adriana Patti on February 03, 2007, 09:22:06 PM
Have a happy, a very happy birthday Edisaurus!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:23:16 PM
And now, a sadder tale to tell:

That is indeed a tragic tale---makes us birders very sad!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:24:26 PM
Joyeux Anniversaire, DR Toysorus... err... Edisaurus!

Merci, François!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:32:53 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDISAURIS!![/size]

WEEKEND BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST, HAVE FUN![/size]

You are absolutely right! And I am going to sleep in tomorrow...hurrah!

DH and I went to see Ed Gerhard, an amazing guitarist, play in a very cold warehouse. He have seen him before, and it was a small, enthusiastic crowd and everyone got to talk with him. I talked to him at intermission and told him how I had been yearning for several years now to hear him played his Weissenborn guitar again. He played it for most of the second half, which thrilled me to bits.

This is a guitar which was made in the 1920's and copied over and over again. Ed is working with a guitar company in Oregon to make the definitive Weissenborn-again. (His is falling apart and he's going to retire it.)

A wonderful but cold concert. I wonder if Ed's hands were freezing and if he needed a heated computer mouse to keep them warm between songs!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:35:48 PM
Thomasville dog trainer Heidy Drawdy will take the two-year-old German shepherd, now named "Hero," to see if he's cut out for the job.

Hero's previous owners had signed him over to the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society shelter because he kept wandering off.

It's Heidy Drawdy time!

Maybe he wasn't wandering off. Maybe he was just looking for more heroic acts to perform.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:37:07 PM
Well, Notes or No Notes, I shall wish Edisaurus a very Happy Birthday!

What I wonder is: how did you know it was my birthday *without* the notes?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:38:51 PM
Invite a moose to dinner - his body heat should take the chill off a small room.

That made me LOL!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:39:55 PM
Happy Birthday Edisaurus...
I hope you have a lovely day full of surprises, freinds and family!

Thanks, I did! And it was full of surprised!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:42:26 PM
PS: The DVD was released by the same company that is releasing DR Edisaurus's movie. They have pretty good taste in films I think.

We like to think so! And they have been extremely supportive so far!

If only they could find a theatre in Atlanta to screen our film!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:43:44 PM
Cold here....and there.

Cold here...25 degrees, but better than minus 25!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:45:20 PM
Off to watch my DVD ....WORDPLAY

I love WORDPLAY. Enjoy!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:48:20 PM
Have a happy, a very happy birthday Edisaurus!

Thank you, Adriana...and nice to watch the work of you and the other Brain-iacs!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:50:00 PM
I am now going to hit the hay, even though it's tempting to try and make a page of me!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes on my first HHW birthday...you made today very special for me!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:50:14 PM
If you scroll down on the home page of the board, your birthday is listed there.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:50:44 PM
I'm watching Rock Around The Clock - fun music, boring film.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:51:15 PM
I ate a few chocolate covered raisins - no, no, not raisins - ah, liasons.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:51:28 PM
I also had a little cheddar mix.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:51:41 PM
I have become hooked on cheddar mix.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:51:55 PM
Will we never reach page eleven?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:52:41 PM
Tomorrow I clean out the DVD closet.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:52:59 PM
Perhaps I'll find things I didn't know I had.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:53:11 PM
I am my own frenzy.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:53:24 PM
If you scroll down on the home page of the board, your birthday is listed there.

I don't see it, but I think I will just continue to assume that derB is psychic.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:53:38 PM
I am my own Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy.

Frenzy is a dish best served cold.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:53:48 PM
I'm on a tear.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:54:23 PM
I ate a few chocolate covered raisins - no, no, not raisins - ah, liasons.

Raisons d' ate-re?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:54:28 PM
www.haineshisway.com/community

Scroll down - it's there.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:55:07 PM
My fun earlier in the evening has to do with the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:55:30 PM
Will we never reach page eleven?

We will, together.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 09:55:34 PM
...an amazing guitarist, play in a very cold warehouse...

I'm unfamiliar with the tune. Can you hum a few bars?

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:55:35 PM
Well, back to the movie, and then I'll return to make more drivel-filled postings.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 09:56:40 PM
But, before I go - a drivel-filled post just for the halibut.

Drivel is a dish best served cold.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:56:46 PM
www.haineshisway.com/community

Scroll down - it's there.

OK...I was looking at the notes page. I never usually scroll down...there are lots of goodies there!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:57:37 PM
Who will hit post #300 first?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 09:58:01 PM
Page 11 dance to warm up in a cold warehouse!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:00:11 PM
My fun earlier in the evening has to do with the film 2001: A Space Odyssey

That sounds interesting, as I've never thought of it as a partcularly fun film!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Edisaurus on February 03, 2007, 10:00:34 PM
OK---to bed. "Night all!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 03, 2007, 10:05:47 PM
This is a guitar which was made in the 1920's and copied over and over again. Ed is working with a guitar company in Oregon to make the definitive Weissenborn-again. (His is falling apart and he's going to retire it.)


What shape: (the Guitar, not Ed)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/26/Weissenborn_lmfront.jpg/90px-)  (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0f/Weissenborn_teardrop.jpg/90px-Weissenborn_teardrop.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: MBarnum on February 03, 2007, 10:23:29 PM
We like to think so! And they have been extremely supportive so far!

If only they could find a theatre in Atlanta to screen our film!

And a theater in Salem or Portland!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 03, 2007, 10:26:31 PM
Just checked the weather channel, it's a balmy -6 degrees here.

-15 and dropping fast. They are saying between -20 and -30 tonight and tomorrow night.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:39:48 PM
I'm listening to the Beau Brummels.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:41:29 PM
Went to see GUTTENBERG! THE MUSICAL with TPunk and it was hilarious, although a 10pm show, well, I guess I'm getting old, but I was running out of steam in the second act.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:42:49 PM
Before the show, I stopped at Bleecker Street Records, one of the few remaining decent shops in this town, and I found Altman's film IMAGES, which I could not find in Berkeley at Christmas time. So I can add that to my pile of movies to watch someday.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:44:27 PM
The Beau Brummels once made an "appearance" on The Flintstones as the Beau Brummelstones.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:45:18 PM
Edisaurus, you were in May-retta today. How's the Big Chicken?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:47:00 PM
I'm my own frenzy.
Hi Dakota!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:51:38 PM
Finished Rock Around The Clock - it would have been much better if they'd dispensed with the annoying plot machinations.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:52:13 PM
Not in the mood for another film, but may check out some transfers.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:52:31 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:53:56 PM
I shall not eat any more cheddar mix this fine evening.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:55:43 PM
Nor shall I.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:56:05 PM
Pehaps I'll peruse eBay.  I was looking through old One From Column A columns today, and I see that in one of them I talk about eBay.  So, my first eBay dealings were in mid-1997 - it was so new then.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 10:56:38 PM
Who here knows what sort of site eBay was when it began - it dealt with one thing only when it began.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Rodzinski on February 03, 2007, 10:58:04 PM
I am interested to learn. My guess is automobiles.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 03, 2007, 11:21:40 PM
The Beau Brummels once made an "appearance" on The Flintstones as the Beau Brummelstones.
They sang "Laugh Laugh" on the show.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:29:58 PM
Nope, eBay began life as an auction site for Pez machines.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: bk on February 03, 2007, 11:30:16 PM
About this time I should start writing the notes, but I don't feel like it.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 03, 2007, 11:52:01 PM
I've still not ever used "ebay". I shall ignore its existence as much as possible. I'm aware of the addiction possibilities1. I'm bad enough with music anyway!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 03, 2007, 11:59:52 PM
By George!! She did not do it... BUT... she can still say it backwards!

Me??  I had nothing to do with it!  Blame Jose...as always. ;)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: DakotaCelt on February 04, 2007, 12:03:49 AM
I use ebay occaissionally. Not a huge fan of it.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:05:19 AM
Today I worked concessions for a Putt-Putt Golf fundraiser for and at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  We had hot dogs and sodas.  There were chips earlier in the day (it started at 11:00 am and I didn't get there until 1:30) but they had run out and didn't get any more.  By 2:00, over 300 people had gone through and that was twice as many as they had expected and the event didn't end until 4:30!  There was very little advertising, being a fundraiser, and since they had never done this before, the expectations were low.  It was an unqualified success!  AND since they aren't going to do this again until next year, the unopened left-over hot dogs and buns were taken home by us concessions workers.  One woman was going to take a whole bunch to the food bank.  

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:16:52 AM
OK...I was looking at the notes page. I never usually scroll down...there are lots of goodies there!

One must always scroll down! ;)
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:20:34 AM
Pehaps I'll peruse eBay.  I was looking through old One From Column A columns today, and I see that in one of them I talk about eBay.  So, my first eBay dealings were in mid-1997 - it was so new then.

I rememeber when I first started buying on eBay...1998 or 1999.  You couldn't "watch" anything, at all.  You had to bookmark it or bid on something.  I bought more than a few things that I really didn't need. ;) When they instituted the idea of watching items, you had a limit of 20 items.  They've made a lot of changes over the years.
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:23:08 AM
Nope, eBay began life as an auction site for Pez machines.

I had no clew!
Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:27:13 AM
Do musical one acts count?
I loved the trilogy of one acts by William Finn which were combined to form Falsettos.
IN TROUSERS
MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS
FALSETTOLAND
These are on my list!

Passion (http://www.amazon.com/Passion-1994-Original-Broadway-Cast/dp/B000002SLC/sr=1-1/qid=1170576969/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music) (yes, I really like this)
Wings (http://www.amazon.com/Wings-1995-Studio-Jeffrey-Lunden/dp/B000003FZ2/sr=1-1/qid=1170576861/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music) - this has a beautiful score.
A Chorus Line (http://www.amazon.com/Chorus-Line-1975-Original-Broadway/dp/B000007OHY/sr=1-4/qid=1170577003/ref=sr_1_4/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music)

And I vaguely remember reading that Man of La Mancha (http://www.amazon.com/Mancha-Original-1965-Broadway-Cast/dp/B00005A8KE/sr=1-1/qid=1170577060/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music) and Follies (http://www.amazon.com/Follies-Highlights-1971-Original-Broadway/dp/B000002SNP/sr=1-1/qid=1170577105/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7422810-3076119?ie=UTF8&s=music) were originally written to be one-acts.  Is this true?

Title: Re:FRIED BRAIN
Post by: George on February 04, 2007, 12:31:27 AM
PAGE 12 DANCE!!

The La Mancha Lunge!

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