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Title: MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 12:12:22 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know all about that later, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - more about that later.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 12:17:36 AM
And the word of the day is: PRANDIAL!
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 12:20:26 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:31:05 AM
Good Heavens - an Edisaurus!

Good morning.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:32:40 AM
Republicans frolic in Oz:

(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1662_images/0423070556_M_042307_elephants_australia.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:37:39 AM
I thought I had a horrible nightmare and Woody was torturing me by feeding me meat-less meatballs!

Oh God - it's true:

(http://www.quorn.us/PageComponents/NonStandard/Products/Images/ProductImages/149_thumb.jpg)

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Meatless Meatballs - MORE MOIST & TASTY!The principle ingredient in all Quorn products is mycoprotein (“myco” is Greek for “fungi”). The mycoprotein comes from Fusarium venenatum, which was originally discovered growing in a field in Buckinghamshire, England.

You can find them at FUNGUS AMONGUS (http://www.quorn.us//cmpage.aspx?pageid=474)

And, yes, his store carries the bloody damnable things!

der Brucer
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 12:38:24 AM
TOD: First news group--The Little Criminals, which is a Randy Newman fan site. I've been E&T there for about 6 months though because of the many flame wars between members. It just wasn't worth it to wade through that much negativity to find the good stuff. Some other members left for the same reason. But I check in from time to time, in hopes that it will return to its former glory. Needless to say, the short story YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE from DIRTY BOOK resonated with me.

I made a lot of great friends there and still keep in touch with them. I'm even friends with some of the flamers, but boy, the internet can bring out the ugly side of some people! It's nice to be here, where seldom is heard a discouraging word. I don't know if it's because we have a moderator who actually moderates, or if it's the people who are drawn here (probably both) but it's a relief to see that a site can exist without its members devolving into immature chidren "acting out"!

When I was in LA a few weeks ago, I got to see quite a few of the Newman group, including DR BrettySpaghetti and Dear Friend Susan. I'm glad Bretty has joined in (he was already a fan of Bruce's CD's) and I hope Susan will de-lurk and join us, too!
                   
First website visited: Jadebox.com (a Harry Nilsson website--but now I only go there for info) and eBay, which I occasionally visit and place bids.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 12:39:20 AM
Good Heavens - an Edisaurus!

It's only temporary---the kitties woke me up earlier than usual for their treat.
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 12:40:16 AM
Sad to be all alone in the world!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 01:18:05 AM
Why I prefer my PC to a MAC:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/14316125/248066743.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 01:21:45 AM
Sidewalk Art Contest, Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA:

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/5.jpg)

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/8.jpg)

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/10.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:24:23 AM
Sidewalk Art Contest, Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA:

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/5.jpg)

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/8.jpg)

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042307_chalk/10.jpg)


Good thing it doesn't rain there very often!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 01:24:33 AM
Sad to be all alone in the world!

Read some Sylvia Plath and cheer up!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:24:57 AM
Hi, Guys!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:25:42 AM
I just read our local paper online---that was just as cheerful as Sylvia Plath.
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 01:34:13 AM
I don't remember what the first website(s) that I went to were.  It/they might've been work related.  We got computers at work in the very early 1990s, before ANY security was in place...we could go ANYWHERE on the Internet...and did! :o

;)
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 01:35:46 AM
The first couple of computers that I got were hand-me-downs.  One was bought at my library's surplus sale.  It was a 286!  And I don't even remember what that means!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 01:35:49 AM
Good thing it doesn't rain there very often!

I'll say - the Chalk Festival had to share time with the Long Beach Grand Prix:

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/sports/041507_Prix_Celeb_LB/6.jpg)
From left, Kendra Wilkinson, Aisha Tyler, Kelly Hu, Emily Procter, and George Lucas on the track before the start of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Saturday during the Toyota Grand Prix weekend in Long Beach.
Steven Georges/Press-Telegram

And the Cambodian New Years Festival:

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/042207_Cambodian_LB/5.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 01:38:19 AM
I've never gone to any bulletin board, but the first newsgroup that I subscribed to was the Sondheim newsgroup.  I subscribed to Castrecl, but there were SO MANY posts/messages, it got to be too much to keep up with.  I do still subscribe to the Sondheim newsgroup, as well as the Manhattan Transfer newsgroup.  That's it.

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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 01:41:19 AM
And now, time for bed.  Good night, Der Brucer and Edisaurus (and three guests...at the time of this posting ;))!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:51:50 AM
And now, time for bed.  Good night, Der Brucer and Edisaurus (and three guests...at the time of this posting ;))!

Who ARE these people?

Goodnight, George.
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:52:13 AM
I'm going to try to get back to sleep, too!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 01:55:29 AM
The first couple of computers that I got were hand-me-downs.  One was bought at my library's surplus sale.  It was a 286!  And I don't even remember what that means!

Original IBM PC used an Intel 8086 Chip (PC-XT used an 8088)

The next generation was the IBM AT  using the Intel 286 chip; followed by the 386, then the 486, then the Pentium series.

AT was IIRC the first Windows capabae machine.

der Brucer

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 02:02:32 AM
Today was Woody's scheduled day off - but no need to wait for the frantic phone call: they told him last night they were moving his day off to Thursday and to please show up at 8:30 to wrangle for a full eight hours!

He is snoozing!
Fletcher is snoozing - and dreaming!

I am going to bed before it's oatmeal time!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 02:16:00 AM
The thing about opera is that the unamplified human voice, pushed to its limits, hits the core of what makes us human...

-Mark Delevan, baritone.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:30:59 AM
I thought I had a horrible nightmare and Woody was torturing me by feeding me meat-less meatballs!

Oh God - it's true:

(http://www.quorn.us/PageComponents/NonStandard/Products/Images/ProductImages/149_thumb.jpg)You can find them at FUNGUS AMONGUS (http://www.quorn.us//cmpage.aspx?pageid=474)

And, yes, his store carries the bloody damnable things!

der Brucer

Just because we carry the bloody damnable things doesn't mean I'll be serving them to you.  I prefer to cook from scratch, as you bloody damnably well know.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:38:07 AM
Today was Woody's scheduled day off - but no need to wait for the frantic phone call: they told him last night they were moving his day off to Thursday and to please show up at 8:30 to wrangle for a full eight hours!

He is snoozing!
Fletcher is snoozing - and dreaming!

I am going to bed before it's oatmeal time!

der Brucer
They asked, with a "could you" and a "please".  That's not the same as "told."

And what the        were you doing up all night?  Most unseemly.

By the way - I was snoozing and dreaming, too.  I just don't make little woofing noises, and my paws don't twitch, the way Fletcher does.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:42:59 AM
TOD -

First group I was ever with was over at Sondheim.com.  That's where someone had a daily column called The Real A.  I can't be bothered with that group any more - the fellow who was in charge of the site let someone else take over, who was a real bully.  That, and der Brucer also started posting there, under a pseudonym, and when that finally leaked everyone refused to believe that I hadn't known who he'd been.  (Der B can keep a secret.)  It was well worth my while to wash my hands of the whole group.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:45:22 AM
Yes, I will be a-wrangling all day today.  Fortunately, it's been quite wonderful here in Rehoboth the last few days, weatherwise.  Unfortunately, I've been working with a head/chest cold.  Bleh.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 03:48:46 AM
totd. HHW was my first "posting/chat" experience.  I was led here from the Real A by Mr Barkalot.  
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 03:50:58 AM
I've just caught up on yesterday's posts.

I appreciate DR Jose's preparedness to share his world.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:53:17 AM
And the word of the day is: PRANDIAL!
When our esteemed BK and the others write and display pictures of tonight's meal at Musso and Frank's, we will all be able to enjoy the posts PRANDIAL.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 24, 2007, 03:54:49 AM
I do wish I could take the time to catch up.

Sadly, I cannot.  It is already nearing the time when I must get ready for work.

Have a good evening, DR Tomovoz.

Have a pleasant day, everyone.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 03:56:17 AM
Tomorrow - April 25 is ANZAC day. It is one of the few days upon which Australians actually do stop and think about their history and reflect upon that elusive "National Identity". It is of course significant to the NZ part of the name as well.  The day is also of great sifnificance to the people of Northern France and Belgium and a major "service of rememberence" is held at Turkey's "Anzac Cove".
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 03:57:56 AM
And a good day to you DR S Woody.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 03:58:49 AM
And before I sign off ..   ..  .. Good morning DR Ben.
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 04:10:03 AM
Even though you're gone, good morning to dear Tom in Oz
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 04:10:41 AM
I am here alone before doing the dirty deed.

Best wishes for a wonderful Musso and Frank experience this evening.
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 04:12:25 AM
Last night Jose said:

...And don't get me started on the fact that the two strings on the piano that were replaced two weeks ago, still have not been retuned and regulated since then.  Your Equity dues at work!

We (Anthony and I) just paid our Equity dues. I'm all high tech about it, doing the process on line at the Equity Web site. I also voted there last week for our new slate of officers. Anthony, as creative as he can be, is still in the paper world. He mailed in his check yesterday and his Equity ballot today.
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 04:19:57 AM
I don't remember the very first Web site I visited. It may have been the

NAMES Project (http://www.aidsquilt.org/)

since at the time I was a very, very involved volunteer.

I also visited our own (Foundation Center, that is) Web site

FC (http://foundationcenter.org/)

I was part of a bulletin board for a while in the early 90s. It was called The Male Stop. It no longer exists.

Now I have a full set of bookmarks to visit including sites like Playbill On-Line, TDF, the New York Times, 365 Gay (a LGBTQ news Web site based in Canada)

365 (http://www.365gay.com/)

and many other sites, including an obscure little site based in California. It has something to do with a fictional tennis star called Guy Haines  ;)

Gotta go and wash that bowl.

Later, gaters.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 05:26:45 AM
I am here alone before doing the dirty deed.

Best wishes for a wonderful Musso and Frank experience this evening.


TMI
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 05:28:37 AM
TMI

Only in your mind, young man!
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 05:29:01 AM
Good morning, slingblade.  Good morning, Dan the Man.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 05:30:05 AM
I should stop showing up at this site so early in the morning.  The rumor is going to get around that I am up all night.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 24, 2007, 05:31:43 AM
I say, "Good, morning to DR TCB!"

And "Good, morning to DR Ben!"

And "Good, morning to DR Singdaw!"
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 24, 2007, 05:33:07 AM
I should stop showing up at this site so early in the morning.  The rumor is going to get around that I am up all night.

I hate to break this to you, but you're a little beyond the rumor phase...
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 24, 2007, 05:48:07 AM
TOD:

I can remember the first dial-up bulletin boards I accessed, along with the first portals (such as Prodigy, AOL and GNN), but I'm not sure what the first "World Wide Web" sites I visited were.  There was something theatre based, before PlaybillOnLine or Broadway.com came into existance, but I don't remember the name of it.  It was primarily text--very few pictures.  And there were a few Comic Book sites as well.

I need to pop on over to a meeting right now.  When I come back, I'll do a rant and rave about rec.arts.theatre.musicals.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:50:18 AM
Good morning to all.  And many happy returns.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:51:35 AM
Thanks, DR Dan (the Man)!!  I always miss my own milestones.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:52:29 AM
***FEEL BETTER VIBES***
to DR BrettySpaghetti
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:53:33 AM
DR Jane...

41 years?!?

WOW!!!                   **CONGRATULATIONS**        :)  :)
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:57:10 AM
DR JoseSPiano:

I feel your pain [regarding the audition tales yesterday], but they sure do make fascinating reading.  Thanks for taking the time to share with us.  :)
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:58:46 AM
DR der Brucer:  Interesting! I did not know that Wendy Carlos had formerly been Walter.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 05:59:56 AM
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DR JoseSPiano:  "People who love sausages and musicals should never see how they're made."

 ;D
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:05:47 AM
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DR singdaw, can you join us for dinner?

Alas, DR elmore3003, I cannot - and I am most disappointed!!   :'(

However, I am doing my darndest to get there for the conclusion of the performance, to drive you all back to the train and at least get to meet you, albeit briefly.  

You might be better off with James, the hunky van driver!  

As my obligation is of undetermined duration, I will text DR JoseSPiano's cell during the performance, either letting him know that I'm there and ready to go, or that you'll need to seek out a taxicab.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:10:23 AM
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DR JoseSPiano:  Why did that one girl keep singing the opening line of "People Will Say We're In Love" incorrectly?  -At least she was consistent when she started the next verse.


This reminds me of a time when I heard Michael Maguire perform live at an outdoor event in Williamsburg, VA.  He was singing "If Ever I Would Leave You," and when he got to the bridge, the melody was WAY off - I mean, clashing with the orchestra off.  I thought, OK, momentary brain freeze.  But when the bridge returned, he did it again - and I thought: OK, the guy learned the song wrong, and no one has corrected him!
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:14:35 AM
TOD:

I don't recall the first website I ever visited.  The first online community I visited with some regularity, like DR SWW, was "Finishing the Chat" over at Sondheim.com.  And I dearly recall the musings from featured columnist THE REAL A.  But I haven't even logged in there in years and years.  I do subscribe to the CASTRECL listserve, and that keeps my email inbox hopping.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:16:25 AM
bk, do you know anything about David G. Smith's 1997 show Plan 9 From Outer Space: The Musical?

I helped some soul out with a sheet music request, and as a thank you got a house recording of an LA production of this.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 06:21:17 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.

TOD: We had AOL for a very brief time. They had so much stuff there on AOL that I didn't know from "the internet." We didn't venture outside of AOL until I was banned for life and got another internet provider. But I think that DR Sandra found Playbill.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 06:22:03 AM
And now I shall walk to the hardware store to buy a lightbulb.
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 06:22:57 AM
And now we shall move to Page 3
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 06:24:05 AM
TOD:  I believe the first site I visited was theatre.com, which was run by Robert Viagas, a very fine reporter (and gentleman) I knew from the BMI Workshop.  The first group/message board I was on with any regularity was the Saturday Review Online board back in 1995 or 1996.  I used the internet pretty much only for theater-related stuff at first;  Skip was "online" before I was, and this was the era when AOL charged by the minute.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:25:43 AM
We didn't venture outside of AOL until I was banned for life and got another internet provider.

As DR TCB would say:   Huh?
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 06:25:45 AM
Good morning, all!  I have to be to Toyland by 1 PM, so I'm going to work on editorial guidelines (Again!).  I shall go directly from the office to Grand Central and meet DR FJL, and it's off to Westport.

I got my first computer in 2001, so I guess the first sites were my publisher's, eBay, and Google, since I was primarily using the computer for emails, reports, and research into BABES IN TOYLAND.  In 2003, Liz Callaway mentioned that BK had this site, and I've been around since January or February 2004.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:28:06 AM
Robert Viagas, a very fine reporter (and gentleman)

I have always admired this man and his writing.  He sure knows his stuff!  :)
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 06:30:12 AM
Larry, do you know if there are any landmarks at which we can meet at Grand Central at 3:45?  If not, maybe just the rightmost part of the ticket window area?  (I haven't ridden out of Grand Central in several years.)
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 06:30:29 AM
DR JEANNE - music in a dream usually means things are going well......
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 06:30:53 AM
I will be excited to see photos from the HHW gathering this evening, and hear more about DR MBARNUM's adventures in LA!
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 06:31:12 AM
I have to do some things today, but hopefully will BBL
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Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 06:34:30 AM
Larry, do you know if there are any landmarks at which we can meet at Grand Central at 3:45?  If not, maybe just the rightmost part of the ticket window area?  (I haven't ridden out of Grand Central in several years.)

I'm not joining you (wish I was) but there is the information booth in the middle of the main floor. It's directly across from the ticket windows and very easy to see.
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 06:36:37 AM
Thanks, Ben!

Larry - if it's OK with you, let's use that information booth as a meeting place.
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:41:37 AM
Larry - if it's OK with you, let's use that information booth as a meeting place.

PSSST!  He'll be the one wearing the gardenia!
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 06:42:39 AM
DR MBARNUM's adventures in LA!

More like escapades, no doubt...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 06:43:25 AM
good morning, bright blue sunny skies here in hollywood CA!
You dear visiting H/K's have brought the sun out :)
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 06:47:49 AM
When the internet came around I did not really use it, but my father had an affinity for political forums. I suppose I really got addicted to the internet when when having to do homework, running a search was sooo much easier than going to the library.  Then I discovered online gaming....
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 06:48:28 AM
Math class awaits
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 06:51:29 AM
Good Morning!

I got out of bed at 6:52- after the alarm went off at 6:45.  Showered, dressed, etc... Then grabbed the 8:14 train up to Westport.

I'm up, but I can't believe I'm up this early.  And in Westport!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 06:53:06 AM
Well, I need to get dressed for the show, and (actually) warm-up, so...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 06:55:01 AM
DRs elmore and FJL - I'll see you this afternoon.  I plan on taking a nap in the green room after the DQ run.  ;)  The dinner reservation is for 5:15-ish.

The theatre will go ahead and make sure a cab is "set aside" for us after tonight's show to take us back to the train station.  -And that will be four of us all together?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 06:55:21 AM
OK... I shall have to catch up on posts...

Laters...
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 07:05:43 AM
Jose - Yes, it'll be you, Larry, Julie and me.
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Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 07:09:28 AM
DR JEANNE - music in a dream usually means things are going well......

Thank you, JRAND. I don't usually remember my dreams, but I recently had one with music in it--my first, I think.

To all of you--do you often hear music in your dreams? Is this a common occurence?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 07:12:28 AM
Sssshhh....

I'm surfing from the pit.


Ssshh....
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:15:05 AM
Surfing from the pit...in your pit blacks?

How scandalous...and how gothic!

:)
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Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:17:00 AM
To all of you--do you often hear music in your dreams? Is this a common occurence?

I can hardly ever remember my dreams, but musical underscoring would be pretty memorable!?!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 07:17:02 AM


This reminds me of a time when I heard Michael Maguire perform live at an outdoor event in Williamsburg, VA.  He was singing "If Ever I Would Leave You," and when he got to the bridge, the melody was WAY off - I mean, clashing with the orchestra off.  I thought, OK, momentary brain freeze.  But when the bridge returned, he did it again - and I thought: OK, the guy learned the song wrong, and no one has corrected him!

Hmm.. I think I may have been at that same concert.... Hmm... Howl long ago?  Fourth of July or something like that?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 07:17:25 AM
OK...  I have students looking over my shoulder now, so...

Laters...
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:17:49 AM
DR JoseSPiano, those kids better behave themselves, or I'll give them what-for!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:19:37 AM
Will we never get to page two?

Over and done.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:20:04 AM
Hmm.. I think I may have been at that same concert.... Hmm... How long ago?  Fourth of July or something like that?

I believe it was July 4th, yes...probably about 5 to 7 years ago?  In the streets of the commercial area near the entrance to Williamsburg proper?

Did we have a "LOST" encounter in a past life?  :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:22:04 AM
Good morning!

Looks partly cloudy outside this morning. Pleasant temperatures, and I had a wonderful night's sleep, so it should be a good day.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:24:35 AM
Page Four Cedric Diggory Dance!!!


Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 07:29:26 AM
DR der Brucer:  Interesting! I did not know that Wendy Carlos had formerly been Walter.

Walter:
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 07:30:03 AM
Wendy
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:30:13 AM
I had my first computer in 1985 and within a year or two, I had a modem (300 baud which I quickly replaced with the fast 600 baud model) and was on a network called Fidonet. There were many dozens of newsgroups on FIdonet, and I was heavily involved in two of them - GREASEPAINT and FILM. Eventually, I became the moderator of both of them. GREASEPAINT was a group of gay men who talked musicals of stage and screen (this is where I first met up with DR Michael Shayne). FILM was exactly what the name suggests it was and by far one of the busiest forums on Fidonet.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:32:00 AM
Today I will be watching the Japanese film VENGEANCE IS MINE. It's 2 hours, 20 minutes, so it will occupy most of my afternoon. I will also watch the rest of RENO 911! which I started last night and ENTOURAGE since it is only 30 minutes. That should make up my afternoon viewing slate.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:32:59 AM
Someone mentioned last night they were going to prepare meat loaf for today (was it you, DR Ginny, or was it DR Laura?) At any rate, it was a great suggestion, and I'm going to prepare that for my lunch today, too. Haven't had it in several weeks, so I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 07:33:41 AM
Larry, do you know if there are any landmarks at which we can meet at Grand Central at 3:45?  If not, maybe just the rightmost part of the ticket window area?  (I haven't ridden out of Grand Central in several years.)

Information desk, center of the room.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:33:58 AM
Thanks, DR Edisaurus!  I hope Wendy is in a happier place now.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 07:34:40 AM
PSSST!  He'll be the one wearing the gardenia!

I usually carry a rose and a copy of ANNA KARENINA.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 07:35:25 AM
More like escapades, no doubt...

Is that a euphemism for arrests at the Actor's Home?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:35:36 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vPBEgiSaPnnhkM:http://www.wpclipart.com/food/meats_and_eggs/meatloaf.png)[/move]
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 07:36:25 AM
I hae had dreams with credit rolls and music at the end of them. I wonder what that means?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:36:33 AM
Tonight, we have a mix of old and new on TV. Fox, of course, has new episodes of IDOL and HOUSE.

ABC is showing the BOSTON LEGAL episode that got preempted last week.

CBS has new episodes of NCIS and THE UNIT before rerunning a crime drama at 10.

NBC has a new DATELINE before reruns of both LAW & ORDER shows.

THE SHIELD is new, of course.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:36:38 AM
I usually carry a rose and a copy of ANNA KARENINA.
;D ;D

Good taste, man!    8)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:37:19 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vPBEgiSaPnnhkM:http://www.wpclipart.com/food/meats_and_eggs/meatloaf.png)[/move]

See! Doesn't that look yummy?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:37:28 AM
credit rolls

Plain, or with sesame seeds?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:38:43 AM
See! Doesn't that look yummy?

As with Thanksgiving, the leftovers in a sandwich are usually at least equal to the main event!

(not an intentional Babs reference)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 07:39:08 AM
Wendy

Wendy's ageing quite nicely; when I used to see her at parties in the 1980s - she was a friend of my pianist friend Bennett Lerner - I thought she had looked better as Walter.  She's looking much better now.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 07:47:39 AM
And then, there's the OTHER meatloaf:
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:G-QQgJrGBTyXnM:http://www.kitchengardeners.org/pics/meatloaf01.03.06.JPG)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 07:58:06 AM
And then, there's the OTHER meatloaf:
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:G-QQgJrGBTyXnM:http://www.kitchengardeners.org/pics/meatloaf01.03.06.JPG)

Ugh!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 08:23:44 AM
I'll be carrying a pciture of Vincent Gardenia.

:)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 08:25:33 AM
Just because we carry the bloody damnable things doesn't mean I'll be serving them to you.  I prefer to cook from scratch, as you bloody damnably well know.


I trust, der Brucer, that the "last word" has been HAD on this subject!


:D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ginny on April 24, 2007, 08:26:21 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Back at work today after 5 days off.  It's always difficult to come back, but especially when you're as tired as I am after this weekend's conference.

Yes, DR MattH, I was the one who mentioned meat loaf last night.  It's ready for DH Richard to put in the oven.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jennifer on April 24, 2007, 08:26:52 AM
Vibes to DR Jane's Mother-in-law. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jennifer on April 24, 2007, 08:28:36 AM
Tonight on tv i have IDOL and DWTS results show.  And BOSTON LEGAL and GILMORE GIRLS.  And next week is the return of VERONICA MARS. Yeah!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 08:30:24 AM
I hate to break this to you, but you're a little beyond the rumor phase...


I think there's ancient graffiti in the Pompeiian ruins about our TCB!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:32:18 AM
I am very much looking forward to the return of VERONICA MARS with the self-contained episodes. They should be very interesting to see.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:32:46 AM
And now I go downstairs to begin lunch preparations.

WBBL.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 08:33:54 AM
I think there's ancient graffiti in the Pompeiian ruins about our TCB!

But only GOOD things, of course.    ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 08:35:49 AM
I'll be carrying a picture of Vincent Gardenia.

 ;D

You and DR elmore3003 can re-enact a scene from Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, right there in the middle of Grand Central!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 08:37:22 AM
I usually carry a rose and a copy of ANNA KARENINA.

Somehow, DR ELMORE, I think you'd be memorable without the trappings.

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 08:39:13 AM
I hae had dreams with credit rolls and music at the end of them. I wonder what that means?

LOL.

Have I been missing entire worlds of dream experiences??
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 08:41:10 AM
First news group--The Little Criminals, which is a Randy Newman fan site. I've been E&T there for about 6 months though because of the many flame wars between members. It just wasn't worth it to wade through that much negativity to find the good stuff.

The LC site was where I met one of my dearest friends, Joan, who opened up a whole new universe of good music for me. But there have been some WEIRD people on that group as well. The flame wars have never ceased to puzzle me. The same is true about the Usenet group AFCA (alt.fan.cecil-adams), the other group I have participated in heavily. It's the group centered around the writings of columnist Cecil Adams, who writes "The Straight Dope." Fascinating and informative column, but if you think the LCs have a lot of nuts, you should see THIS group!

I think the common denominator seems to be about politics. Political topics have so greatly divided us these days that we've become ticking time bombs. You'd think that a group made up of Randy Newman fans would more or less be on the same page politically -- after all, this is the guy who wrote "Political Science," a sendup of the "let's drop the bomb on everybody who isn't us" mentality. But no, even Randy can evidently attract a group with incredibly disparate views.

For a long time, my reasoning was that it's only too easy for a lot of these people to flame words flying across the screen. The personal element is missing -- who could flame DR Amy after meeting her charming self in person? But no, I can name a bunch of people from the LCs who, even if they've met you and seen that you're a first-rate kinda guy, will still stab you with their poison pen, or keyboard, or whatever. It's a little disillusioning.

As an editor, I could almost endure the flame wars if everybody could learn to just. Freakin'. Spell.

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 08:41:28 AM
;D ;D

Good taste, man!    8)

Methinks DR ELMORE is a man of taste and charm.

Only guessing, of course.  :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 08:49:29 AM
But only GOOD things, of course.    ;)

Oh, of course....LEGENDARY....prodigious, even....
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 08:50:43 AM
TOD:
I can't recall which websites I visited first, but Amazon was an early regular. Despite spending a lot of time on the computer, I wasn't a poster until this site. It took me a while to take to it, but I admit it can be great fun.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 08:53:21 AM
As an editor, I could almost endure the flame wars if everybody could learn to just. Freakin'. Spell.


The inflamed -- often enraged -- passions of a "flame response" do not lend themselves to a serious stab at proofreading...even if such an act would -- in many cases -- result in corrected spelling.

"Spelling" should be on the endangered subjects list in basic education.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 24, 2007, 08:55:02 AM
My first website message board was WORDPLAY, a site where aspiring and professional screenwriters mixed and mingled, run by pals, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Carribean).  I rarely go anymore because I pretty much said all I have to say about screenwriting on it.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 09:07:49 AM
My first internet site was a "Lois and Clark" discussion group.  Shortly after I began posting there, I added myself to a "Due South" discussion group.

Through a series of odd posts, I found myself defending Danny Elfman's original score to the original "Batman" film in the wake of someone who said Elfman's score should have been scrapped in favor of more Prince music.

Sigh.

My response resulted in a private e-mail from a fellow in Canada who directed me toward a discussion group called "filmus-l" where I suddenly found a "home".  I posted there for many years, mostly happy ones.

As Bretty knows, there are always a few "floaters" even after you've flushed, and some of these floaters popped up again and again, driving folks away.  Filmus-l used to be very active, very thought-provoking and had an international membership.  Many folks left.  Some broke off and formed a private group with explicit goals of excluding certain "floaters" who fancied themselves the end-all/be-all to the subject of film music discussion.

This group remains active, if a bit unfocussed.

Another great site I found was a messageboard at the Film Score Monthly site.  Many friends have been made there (and the main "floater" from filmus-l occasionally poisons the water there, too...but not so much any more).

Additionally, I found myself one day straying onto rec.music.movies (a Yahoo? discussion group, IIRC).  It was interesting, even though one poster there named Guttke presumed to "own" the site and passed judgement on every discussion going on.  It was there that one Bruce Kimmel encountered me in one of my verabl duels with Guttke and invited me to HainesHisWay.com.  This was the day after the 2002 Academy Awards broadcast (for films of 2001).

I've also spent time at the MovieMusicMessageboard but found it to be, on the whole, jejune.

Oh, yes, I found it jejune.

I also joined some theater discussion group...the one where Stephen Newport seemed to malinger 24/7, posting to every thread and commenting on every post.  Very tiresome.

So it's HHW.com (in abbreviated lingo) and FSM Messageboard where I hang my hat these days.  

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 09:08:37 AM
The inflamed -- often enraged -- passions of a "flame response" do not lend themselves to a serious stab at proofreading...even if such an act would -- in many cases -- result in corrected spelling.

"Spelling" should be on the endangered subjects list in basic education.

CONCUR! And I don't proofreading was ever emphasized. As a manager, I've seen some of the worst--and often humorous--examples of typos, wordos, etc. Sincere young people, trying hard to get a job, but presenting themselves so poorly due to their lack of attention to their language skills. Sad, really.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 09:12:45 AM
Forgot to mention: I viewed The History Boys on DVD last evening.  I had not seen the stage production, so can't judge the adaptation, but for me it was a very satisfying film.  Well written, and well acted.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 09:16:52 AM
Just because we carry the bloody damnable things doesn't mean I'll be serving them to you.  I prefer to cook from scratch, as you bloody damnably well know.

LOL.  Even I prefer not to eat Quorn, which is fine since eating too much has been known to create bathroom problems, delicately speaking.  

FEEL BETTER VIBES!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:25:55 AM
Reservations are made and confirmed for dinner tonight...Unfortunatly I cannot help with any reservations you may have about coming to dinner ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 09:26:16 AM
DR Jane...

41 years?!?

WOW!!!                   **CONGRATULATIONS**        :)  :)

Singdaw-thank you.  Keith & I were 15 when we met & began dating when we were 17.  By then we were best friends & he was always there for me.  So… when Keith wanted more from our friendship, thank goodness I was wise enough to know he was a keeper & I would be a fool not to do so.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:27:05 AM
The train decided to break when I got on it this morning, only a minor door problem, but they decided they needed to fix it right there and then, so I was late to class....
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 09:29:13 AM
I've heard of several different Plan Nine musicals - and I think I've heard the one you're talking about, singdaw, but it was so bad I shut it off half-way through and got rid of it.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 09:29:29 AM
DR Laura the kitchen looks pretty.  The color appears more lavender than blue heron.  I also like the hardware.  We have a similar style in our powder room (yes we have a powder room) only in a darker bronze.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 09:32:50 AM

Jennifer, thank you for the vibes.  

Ron, I really liked DUE SOUTH.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 09:35:14 AM
I've heard of several different Plan Nine musicals - and I think I've heard the one you're talking about, singdaw, but it was so bad I shut it off half-way through and got rid of it.

Somehow I cannot imagine a Plan Nine musical that would not inspire this exact reaction!


Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 09:35:45 AM
I got Web TV back in December of 1997, I think (or 1998, can't remember) - I had a computer at Varese but it was ancient and we had dial up and my few attempts to get online never worked.  We got the Web TV box set up and working by the end of my birthday party, and then I was up all night playing with it.

The first things I found (other than the few websites that had shortcuts that were listed in the manual) were the Usenet newsgroups rec.arts.theatre.musicals and rec.music.movies, where I lurked for awhile before jumping in and posting.  I also discovered the Usenet film groups, the ones referenced in Your Worst Nightmare.  

But I think the first actual website that I found (and I can't remember HOW I found it) was eBay.  I discovered eBay right away (it may have been in the manual) and once I did, I was hooked.  I bid on anything and everything.  In those early days, it was so weird and fun, but I didn't know what sniping was and they, of course, had no sniping in those days.  Also, the site was still basically being run by its owner, and there were a lot of problems with crashes.  You could still get personal (rather than form) responses back then.

I did find the sondheim.com site because Mr. Mark Bakalor called me at Varese one day and told me about it.  
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 09:36:15 AM
Oh, and I'm up.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 09:40:27 AM
As Bretty knows, there are always a few "floaters" even after you've flushed...

Fecal imagery is my Achilles heel. Would monsieur care to see something in a nice sports analogy? :)

My copy of I Do! I Do! just arrived, so that's the platter I'll be spinning today.



Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 09:49:52 AM
I've heard of several different Plan Nine musicals - and I think I've heard the one you're talking about, singdaw, but it was so bad I shut it off half-way through and got rid of it.

Well...let me put this diplomatically.  I agree with your assessment and reaction!  :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 09:51:00 AM
I Do! I Do!

Oh no you don't!     ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 09:52:03 AM
Fecal imagery is my Achilles heel. Would monsieur care to see something in a nice sports analogy? :)

My copy of I Do! I Do! just arrived, so that's the platter I'll be spinning today.


One of the funniest things on TV, while it aired, was "Ally McBeal" and the character John Cage portrayed by Peter MacNicol, who was obsessed with having a "clean, fresh bowl" at all costs.


BK has an affinity for scatological humor...so the sports analogy might be amusing.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 09:53:02 AM
Reservations are made and confirmed for dinner tonight...Unfortunately I cannot help with any reservations you may have about coming to dinner.

But now it's too late...MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!     :o
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 09:59:35 AM
*patiently waiting for DR Dan (the Man)'s "rant and rave" about rec.arts.theatre.musicals...*  

 ::)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:00:59 AM

As an editor, I could almost endure the flame wars if everybody could learn to just. Freakin'. Spell.



And i wish theyd learn to capitolize and punkuate fewer mispellings would be nice two

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:01:48 AM
DR Singdaw, my DS sent a mail bomb to someone who sent him porn email. AOL was not amused and canceled my account on the spot (the day after the free month, by the way). I do not know how to send a mail bomb, nor do I really understand what it is or how it works.

Said son got his own AOL account when he moved out. I guess I am still banned. No great loss, I hear.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:02:30 AM
I did not mention meat loaf. I love meat loaf, but I don't eat it any more. My DH despises meat loaf, so I don't make it for him.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:02:58 AM
Still awaiting the blood test results.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 10:04:57 AM
I guess I am still banned. No great loss, I hear.

 :o :o

Of ALL people here at HHW for this to happen to?!?!?!?     :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 10:06:03 AM
Still awaiting the blood test results.

Ask the drywall man.  Or that woman over there, with the tool belt.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 10:12:15 AM
It's very pretty outside.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 10:21:06 AM
:o :o

Of ALL people here at HHW for this to happen to?!?!?!?     :)


Yes....I could understand if it were..... or.......or even......!

:D


:D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 10:26:27 AM
BK has an affinity for scatological humor...so the sports analogy might be amusing.

Aha! Well, you are going to most definitely observe a correlation to the amount of posted scatological humor and my whereabouts. :D

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 10:27:29 AM
Yes....I could understand if it were..... or.......or even......!

DR Ron Pulliam...just ONE of the things I love about you! You're so discreet.

 :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 10:29:51 AM
Hey! I know this song, "My Cup Runneth Over." Never knew it was from I Do! I Do!

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:33:31 AM

I think the common denominator seems to be about politics. Political topics have so greatly divided us these days that we've become ticking time bombs. You'd think that a group made up of Randy Newman fans would more or less be on the same page politically --

What has been lost is the art of polite discourse - it's no longer about ideas, it's about people - if I disagree with your opinion, I must attack you. A sense of humor helps (as Larry will tell you, I've been known to post some pretty funny stuff that is very far afield from my personal beliefs).

Stereotyping political views based on artistic tastes is tricky. While I was a Midshipman, my bookshelves were filled with poems by Ferlinghetti, plays by Sarte, and stacks of LPs by Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary. My Magazine stack had MAD as well as National Review. While steaming in the Gulf of Tonkin, in between supporting bombing runs, I would listen to Judy Collins and Tom Lehrer.

Is it any wonder I ended up a Gay Republican?

der Brucer

I gained an interesting insight into political discourse on my first ship as an officer. A fellow young Ensign was a Harvard graduate who had been a member of their Progressive Youth Group (or some such Maoist coven); we could not have more diverse political views. However, when it came to practical action, we both generally agreed - coming from opposite directions, we regularly met in the center to agree on a public policy for the best: as long as we argued "what" and not "why", we could agree.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 10:36:43 AM
*patiently waiting for DR Dan (the Man)'s "rant and rave" about rec.arts.theatre.musicals...*  

 ::)

I'll let Dan-the-Man speak more completely about rec.arts.theatre.musicals but I have been to that newsgroup as a lurker. DTM was a poster. With some exceptions a sorrier group of angry, bitter, unhappy people would be difficult to find. At the drop of a hat you would be flamed in the most vile terms, many times for just expressing a differing opinion. That site has some cyber bullies of major proportions. They claim to post because of their love of musical theatre but they seem to enjoy the trashing (especially of newcomers) more than anything. One of our former DRs, Noel, also posted there and the attacks on him and DTM were egregious. Yes, you need a thick skin on the Internet and you should be able and willing to brush off some idiot who spews garbage but come on! It's a rather toxic site (IMHO) and I stopped lurking because it was unpleasant to read the rants.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ben on April 24, 2007, 10:38:45 AM
Bretty, you may not know Flaming Agnes (it wasn't a pop hit the way My Cup Runneth Over was) but that's also one of the popular numbers from I Do, I Do
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 10:40:04 AM
Thanks, DR Ben.

Icky!  
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:40:22 AM

"Spelling" should be on the endangered subjects list in basic education.

I think we've passed that challenge with the Grandlads - Alex regularly pipes up with "Grandpa, how do you spell..." and often uses his dictionary. "Caring" is main ingredient in learning.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 10:49:27 AM
DR Ron Pulliam...just ONE of the things I love about you! You're so discreet.

 :)


I never kiss and tell.

I just glow a lot.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:50:27 AM
LOL.  Even I prefer not to eat Quorn, which is fine since eating too much has been known to create bathroom problems, delicately speaking.  

FEEL BETTER VIBES!

So, Quorn and Crow's "One Sheet Only" campaign don't play well together.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 10:50:47 AM
I'll let Dan-the-Man speak more completely about rec.arts.theatre.musicals but I have been to that newsgroup as a lurker. DTM was a poster. With some exceptions a sorrier group of angry, bitter, unhappy people would be difficult to find. At the drop of a hat you would be flamed in the most vile terms, many times for just expressing a differing opinion. That site has some cyber bullies of major proportions. They claim to post because of their love of musical theatre but they seem to enjoy the trashing (especially of newcomers) more than anything. One of our former DRs, Noel, also posted there and the attacks on him and DTM were egregious. Yes, you need a thick skin on the Internet and you should be able and willing to brush off some idiot who spews garbage but come on! It's a rather toxic site (IMHO) and I stopped lurking because it was unpleasant to read the rants.


There's nothing more vicious than an opinionated musical theater queen!





 ;D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:50:55 AM
:o :o

Of ALL people here at HHW for this to happen to?!?!?!?     :)

Yes, I know.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:51:48 AM
This morning I looked into the butterfly garden, and I saw this caterpillar turning into a chrysalis:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/chrysalisising.jpg)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 10:52:31 AM
Back from a jog - yes, finally back to jogging after a three-week hiatus to finish doing all that needed doing (mostly the book).
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 10:53:29 AM
I am alternating between reading and preparing the bathroom for paint.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:53:46 AM
Aha! Well, you are going to most definitely observe a correlation to the amount of posted scatological humor and my whereabouts. :D



Oh- that Doo-Doo that you do so well!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 10:54:41 AM
Is it any wonder I ended up a Gay Republican?

Gay Republican!? Is that like a compassionate conservative? Or maybe a vegetarian vampire? ;D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:58:50 AM
Gay Republican!? Is that like a compassionate conservative? Or maybe a vegetarian vampire? ;D


I worked in Military Intelligence - what can I say :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 10:58:53 AM
I am alternating between reading and preparing the bathroom for paint.


I've done some of my best "preparation" while reading in the bathroom.


Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 10:59:05 AM
Bretty, you may not know Flaming Agnes (it wasn't a pop hit the way My Cup Runneth Over was) but that's also one of the popular numbers from I Do, I Do

I am listening to the song this instant.

Wow....very, very slow pacing...at least at the beginning.

Hmmm, I'm sure I've never heard this. We'll see if it grows on me. It's very brassy, innit?

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 11:02:16 AM
I haven't yet checked the track list to see if this includes You Light Up My Life:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KIyZQmrYL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 11:03:07 AM
Alas, no.  It is not included.

;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:05:17 AM
TOD:

AOL Gay Political Boards
Then Talkin' Broadway
Then Sondheim.com (until the dual identity incident)
Now HHW (and an occaisonal post on Gay Conservative boards)

My Pedantry over Politics came vividly into play on the AOL boards where I would regulary jump into a discussion on the "wrong side" (the one I did not expouse) because the propounder needed help with the rhetoric.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:07:59 AM
It's very brassy, innit?

A solid Drag Queen stand-by :D

der Brucer

It was particular fun watching Jane Powell do Flaming Agnes.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 11:09:57 AM
Alas, no.  It is not included.

;)


Oh...ummm.....grr-r-r-r-r!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 11:10:14 AM
Page 7.

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 11:12:20 AM
(until the dual identity incident)

Hmm...  If DR der Brucer were posting in dual identities here at HHW, what other DR could he be?

Hmm...

 ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:22:12 AM
Original IBM PC used an Intel 8086 Chip (PC-XT used an 8088)

The next generation was the IBM AT  using the Intel 286 chip; followed by the 386, then the 486, then the Pentium series.

AT was IIRC the first Windows capabae machine.

der Brucer

Now I remember...at least, about the 286, 386, etc.  Thanks for the info. :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 11:28:08 AM
Looky what th' mailman done brung today!

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:37:56 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well... We had an amazingly wonderful 10:30AM school matinee.  The 400 (give or take a few) high school students had to have been - well, they were - our best audience, so far.  They got everything. And the things they didn't get... Well, they weren't meant to be gotten.  They were quiet. They were attentive.  They did not start squirming at the two hour mark.  The laughed at the good jokes.  And they let the not so good jokes just go.

The three young ladies who sat in the front row - right behind me - summed it up the best: "This is freakin' amazing."

:)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:39:33 AM
Dilemma of the Day:

WORD PURGE (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268021,00.html)

Quote
Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons: Ban 3 Racial, Sexist EpithetsTuesday , April 24, 2007
 
NEW YORK —
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said Monday that the recording and broadcast industries should consistently ban three racial and sexist epithets from all so-called clean versions of rap songs and the airwaves.


Expressing concern about the "growing public outrage" over the use of such words in rap lyrics, Simmons said the words "bitch," "ho" and "nigger" should be considered "extreme curse words."
..


Nigger : An Autobiography by Dick Gregory

The Nigger Of The Narcissus by Joseph Conrad

The Bitch is Back - Elton John

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mfHGuidvL._AA280_.jpg)
Ho-Ho Basket at AMAZON

And one of these:
(http://www.freshchocodiles.com/images/chocodile_caramelhoho_value.gif)

Do we put a muzzle on Santa?

der Brucer

I guess Ann Coulter and Isiah Washington are still free to use the "F" word!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:41:08 AM
And the "talk back" after the show was very good too.  Some good questions, and some good and creative responses from the cast.  ;)

I was amazed at the number of the students who knew Eartha Kitt from her voice work on "The Emperor's New Groove", but also from her appearances as Cat Woman on "Batman"!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 11:41:42 AM
I suspect tonight's Westport audience will be amazingly wonderful as well.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 11:42:33 AM
Off to meet Elmore at Grand Central!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:43:43 AM
DR JoseSPiano, those kids better behave themselves, or I'll give them what-for!

Alas, I believe some of them would like that.









I know I would.

;D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:44:39 AM
DR FJL - Before you go...

Dinner reservations have been made for 5:15.

The tickets are at the Box Office under "Moore".

Have a good train ride up to Westport.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:44:43 AM
I've done some of my best "preparation" while reading in the bathroom.


Just Cool it:
(http://a1468.g.akamai.net/f/1468/580/1d/pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/39461/200.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:45:42 AM
*And the trains have seemed to be a little warm and stuffy while "waiting" at Grand Central, but they cool down nicely once the trip starts.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:47:14 AM
And the "talk back" after the show was very good too.  Some good questions, and some good and creative responses from the cast.  ;)

I was amazed at the number of the students who knew Eartha Kitt from her voice work on "The Emperor's New Groove", but also from her appearances as Cat Woman on "Batman"!

But they don't remember:

I want to be evil
I want to drink booze
And whatever it is I have
I'm willin' to loose

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 11:49:18 AM
Merrily proofing away - it's amazing how many little things you find the second time through.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:49:18 AM
I believe it was July 4th, yes...probably about 5 to 7 years ago?  In the streets of the commercial area near the entrance to Williamsburg proper?

Did we have a "LOST" encounter in a past life?  :)

Hmm.. I'll have to check with Steve (my ex, and still very good friend) about this.  I think he had a concert down there that year - he plays for one of the Men's Choruses in Richmond.  Hmm...

But if you were down there the same weekend... I'm wondering if that was you I spied in the kitchenware section of the The Pottery.  ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:51:43 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vPBEgiSaPnnhkM:http://www.wpclipart.com/food/meats_and_eggs/meatloaf.png)[/move]

The Dressing Room has a very good meatloaf.  But since I had a hamburger and a hot dog for lunch - we had a post-show cookout! - I believe I may try the monkfish tonight.  Or just a large side of their "maccherone and cheese". :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:52:30 AM
I hae had dreams with credit rolls and music at the end of them. I wonder what that means?

That just means... Well... Maybe it's better that you don't know what that means.

 :-*
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:53:05 AM
Hmm...  If DR der Brucer were posting in dual identities here at HHW, what other DR could he be?

Hmm...

 ;)

Look for this avatar:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/3279172/24167605.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 11:53:33 AM
But if you were down there the same weekend... I'm wondering if that was you I spied in the kitchenware section of the The Pottery.

If you were there with Steve, you shouldn't have been "spying" anyone.  ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:53:57 AM
Tonight on tv i have IDOL and DWTS results show.  And BOSTON LEGAL and GILMORE GIRLS.  And next week is the return of VERONICA MARS. Yeah!

...And the finale of "The Search for the Next (Pussy Cat) Doll" and "America's Next Top Model" too!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 11:54:20 AM
Glad I checked back before walking out the door.  See you soon, Jose!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 11:54:45 AM
Well... We had an amazingly wonderful 10:30AM school matinee.

That's very nice, DR JoseSPiano.

But, more importantly...

What flavor FREEZE did you have?

Or was it a Dilly bar?

 :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 11:55:23 AM
And now - I'm really going!  Really!

:)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:58:05 AM
Forgot to mention: I viewed The History Boys on DVD last evening.  I had not seen the stage production, so can't judge the adaptation, but for me it was a very satisfying film.  Well written, and well acted.

Plus Dominic Cooper and Jamie Parker (he's my favorite History Boy) in a towel!  Alas, not the same towel, but in a towel nonetheless.


*And, I have to say, I was mightily impressed by the musical and pianistic skills of the cast of The History Boys.  I was sort of disappointed that Jamie Parker's piano playing was not represented on the movie soundtrack.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 11:59:08 AM
Glad I checked back before walking out the door.  See you soon, Jose!

Well, since it's only 3:00... And you're not meeting Larry until 3:45... But it's a nice day for a walk.  :)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ginny on April 24, 2007, 12:01:10 PM
DR Jose - Glad to hear that the high school students behaved themselves and got into All About Us.  I remember fondly seeing The Skin of Our Teeth with a group of my HS classmates at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Sure would like to be on that train with DRs Elmore and FJL this afternoon!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:02:53 PM
That's very nice, DR JoseSPiano.

But, more importantly...

What flavor FREEZE did you have?

Or was it a Dilly bar?

 :)


Actually, I would have gotten a "Blizzard".  Now if I were in Los Angeles right now, I would have gotten a "Freeze" from "Foster's".  Although, I do like a good ole hot fudge sundae every now and then, and even just a plain ole Dip Cone is good too.

Alas, since I will be dining with DRs FJL and elmore in a few hours, I decided to forego the DQ trip this afternoon.  -They were also planning on stopping at Compo Beach today too, which would have put my return to the theatre a little too close to the dinner reservation.  So...

Right now, I'm enjoying the air-cooled comfort of the Green Room, and "Little Miss Sunshine" is on in the background.  -They have a nice flat-screen TV here.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:03:02 PM
WAKE UP OFFICE MATES:

(http://cdn.channel.aol.com/channels/0b/05/462d0edc-0020e-00ce4-400cb8e1)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:06:32 PM
Hmm...  If DR der Brucer were posting in dual identities here at HHW, what other DR could he be?

Hmm...

 ;)

 ???

 :-X

 8)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:09:16 PM
I suspect tonight's Westport audience will be amazingly wonderful as well.

Mais, bien sűr!  Absolument!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:11:31 PM
If you were there with Steve, you shouldn't have been "spying" anyone.  ;)

Well, Steve is now my "ex", so... ;)




Seriously...  I think you snatched up that Cobalt Le Creuset Soup Pot I was looking at.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:12:41 PM
WAKE UP OFFICE MATES:

(http://cdn.channel.aol.com/channels/0b/05/462d0edc-0020e-00ce4-400cb8e1)

der Brucer

Who's that?   And where can I get that shirt?
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:15:52 PM
So, Quorn and Crow's "One Sheet Only" campaign don't play well together.

der Brucer

LOL-You got it!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:16:58 PM
This morning I looked into the butterfly garden, and I saw this caterpillar turning into a chrysalis:

Cool!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:19:33 PM
DR Bretty I hope you enjoy THE CLOSER as much as I do.  Have fun.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:22:01 PM
THE USUAL SUSPECTS (http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55360)

Quote
Bush passes on chance to meet talk-show hosts

Radio leaders joining protest of president's immigration policies

Ah - everything is relative.

Bush is getting bashed from the right for his leftist-leaning stance on immigration reform!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 12:26:30 PM
Who's that?   And where can I get that shirt?

Don't know. I lifted the pic from an AOL article entitled Men's Fashion Mistakes:
What Not to Wear to
(http://jobs.aol.com/gallery/mens-fashion-mistakes?ncid=AOLCOMMjobsDYNLprim0001)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 12:41:07 PM
I lifted the pic

PIC LIFTING???

Well, I never....!!!!

 ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 12:41:15 PM
HHW gatherings on BOTH coasts today!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 12:42:26 PM
HHW gatherings on BOTH coasts today!

HHW is bi-costal, all the way!

 ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 12:42:58 PM
There were a couple of SciFi boards that I found within a few days of being on the internet in 1997....not sure if they still exist.

Ebay was an early discovery, my sister had been on the net about six months and so she knew all about it.

A site called B MOVIES also had many interviews with people I was familiar with from their appearances in SCI FI!!

Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 12:43:30 PM
HHW is bi-costal, all the way!

 ;)

Otherwise - it's just NO good!  8)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 12:46:13 PM
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Cobalt Le Creuset Soup Pot.

I think that's in the Good Book somewhere.   ;)
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:52:45 PM
Who's that?   And where can I get that shirt?

It is a very nice shirt, I'm sure you can wear it without worrying about the clothes police.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:53:01 PM
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Cobalt Le Creuset Soup Pot.

I think that's in the Good Book somewhere.   ;)

Well, at least in "The Joy of Cooking".   The newest edition.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:53:49 PM
Just don't wear the tie with the shirt ;D
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: singdaw on April 24, 2007, 12:54:26 PM
DR JoseSPiano - I hope to see you tonight, but I'll text your cell either way, once I know for sure.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 12:56:30 PM
I found a hotel (residence inn) near Carnegie-Mellon that accepts dogs.  One hotel down, two more to go.  I hope we can make the trip from DC in one day, I had to make a decision when to begin the hotel reservations.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 12:57:19 PM
Don't know. I lifted the pic from an AOL article entitled Men's Fashion Mistakes:
What Not to Wear to
(http://jobs.aol.com/gallery/mens-fashion-mistakes?ncid=AOLCOMMjobsDYNLprim0001)

der Brucer


Oh, I'm so glad to hear that. I was thinking that shirt doesn't go with that tie. And I have bad taste.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 12:58:13 PM
DR JoseSPiano - I hope to see you tonight, but I'll text your cell either way, once I know for sure.

I hope to see you too.  I'm just trying to figure out where you would park.  Hmm...

In any case... I've gone ahead and secured a cab for tonight just to be safe.  If we can visit for a short while in the parking lot, then that would be great.  If not, then next time.  And I don't want you to feel rushed or obligated to leave your other function tonight.  -Besides, I'll see you tomorrow night.  :)

-I just hope we start as close to "on time" tonight as possible.  Last Thursday, due to seating issues and special introductions during the curtain speech, we did not start the show until 8:16 - which meant we did not come down until 8:29.  That made for some frantic cab rides to the train station apparently.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 12:58:21 PM
DR Jane, Motel6 allows dogs.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:00:04 PM
Looky what th' mailman done brung today!

You've received a rousing "huzzah" from the producers here!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:00:22 PM
And a "thankew"!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 01:02:53 PM
I found a hotel (residence inn) near Carnegie-Mellon that accepts dogs.  One hotel down, two more to go.  I hope we can make the trip from DC in one day, I had to make a decision when to begin the hotel reservations.

If Craig's flight gets in on time, and customs doesn't take too long, you should be able to get on the road before the major rush hour crush.  Pittsburgh is about four and a half to five hours away from DC, and most of the trip is on I-270/70 and I-76/376.

If you don't want to feel rushed, I'd suggest just taking your time at the airport.  Maybe grab dinner nearby, then get on the Beltway around 6:30 after all the bad traffic is over.  That should get you up to Pittsburgh by 11:00 with less aggravation.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 01:03:47 PM
OK..  I think a cat nap is in order.  I want to be fully refreshed for DRs elmore and FJL.  :)

Laters...
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:04:21 PM
That just means... Well... Maybe it's better that you don't know what that means.

I don't even know if I was IN the credits.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 01:12:29 PM
Forgot to mention: I viewed The History Boys on DVD last evening.  I had not seen the stage production, so can't judge the adaptation, but for me it was a very satisfying film.  Well written, and well acted.

I, too, found it a satisfying film.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:18:56 PM
MBarnum, I found out that our editor friend is going to be working at the world famous "Famous Studios" in none other than Mumbai, India. Sounds like he's taking the whole family. Should be quite an adventure!
 
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 01:19:15 PM
I am bi-coastally envious!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:20:52 PM
My favorite song in I DO! I DO! (of which there are many because I think it's one of the great, unheralded musicals of the 1960s) is "What Is a Woman?"
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:26:03 PM
I've had a full afternoon of viewing. I began by finishing RENO 911! which I had begun last night. Some typical foolishness, very easy to take and enjoy.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Jeanne on April 24, 2007, 01:28:36 PM
Look for this avatar:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/3279172/24167605.jpg)

der Brucer

Oh! I DO know you!!
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:29:01 PM
Next, I watched TWO AND A HALF MEN. Ordinarily, this show is not my cup of tea, but there was a gay-themed storyline last night, so I tuned in. Typical gay panic among the boys when they meet a man married 16 years who realized his same sex orientation.

There are so many sexual jokes thrown around on this show, it seems like 80% of the dialog veers in that direction. I'm not a regular viewer, but I'd think this would get old season after season.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:30:31 PM
SUnday night's ENTOURAGE had the nice version of Ari having a meldtdown because he wanted to fire someone and couldn't summon up the meannness to do it. Funny stuff with another totally winning performance by Jeremy Piven. It wouldn't surprise me a bit for him to win his second Emmy this year for this role.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:36:27 PM
I spent the majority of the afternoon, however, watching the 1979 Japanese film VENGEANCE IS MINE. I had never seen it before, and yet its storyline could have been an American one: a charming ne'er-do-well lies, cheats, swindles, and finally commits murder for no good reason except he's angry with the world and does things his way. There are five people killed during the film, three on camera in very brutal fashion (think the necktie strangling in FRENZY or the brutal killing of the man in TORN CURTAIN - all in-your-face murders) and the two others are revealed in cold blooded fashion that were just as disturbing. At over two hours, it's a long road to not much revelation about the killer's psyche, but that didn't make it any less absorbing.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:39:43 PM
I also watched the few special features that were on this upcoming Criterion disc: an interview with director Shohei Imamura and two trailers that were very effective in presenting some of the horrors of this smiling psychopath.
Title: Re:MORE ABOUT THAT LATER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 01:41:22 PM
Dilemma of the Day:

WORD PURGE (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268021,00.html)Nigger : An Autobiography by Dick Gregory

The Nigger Of The Narcissus by Joseph Conrad

The Bitch is Back - Elton John

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mfHGuidvL._AA280_.jpg)
Ho-Ho Basket at AMAZON

And one of these:
(http://www.freshchocodiles.com/images/chocodile_caramelhoho_value.gif)

Do we put a muzzle on Santa?

der Brucer

I guess Ann Coulter and Isiah Washington are still free to use the "F" word!



And what about the California byword...."bitchin'"?

And I'm certain many DRs here would be amazed, if not shocked, to learn that the original title of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" is "Ten Little Niggers"....the latter word being a Raj word for Indian.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 01:42:20 PM
I still have Sunday's THE SOPRANOS and last night's CSI: MIAMI on the DVR to watch. I also recorded MY GAL SAL off TCM which I'd like to watch at some point. Don't know when that will be, however. Looks like a full week of DVD viewing.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 01:46:03 PM
OK..  I think a cat nap is in order.  


Cats everywhere are indifferent to this announcement, Jose.....they're napping.
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Post by: Ginny on April 24, 2007, 01:46:55 PM
I am bi-coastally envious!

So am I, DR Edi!  Those of us in the middle - you, me, DRs JRand, Cillaliz, CharlesPogue, jhvw (anyone else?) should meet somewhere for dinner tonight - how about St. Louis?  Might be a stretch for DR DakotaCelt, though...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 01:49:24 PM
Hmm...  If DR der Brucer were posting in dual identities here at HHW, what other DR could he be?

Hmm...

 ;)

It would be his polar opposite........you, perhaps?


(I say that only because "you" asked....  ;D  )
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 02:04:13 PM
Tuesday, April 24-2007 | Unified Young Armenians Walk
LAPD Permit: Parade will assemble at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Hobart St, travel E/B on Hollywood Bl; S/B on Normandie Ave; W/B on Sunset Blvd; N/B on Western Ave; E/B on Hollwood Bl; S/B on Hobart to Sunset Bl. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, April 24-2007 | April 24th Demonstration
LAPD Permit: Street closure - 6300 block of Wilshire Blvd. between Crescent Heights Blvd and LaJolla Ave. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 02:27:01 PM


-I just hope we start as close to "on time" tonight as possible.  Last Thursday, due to seating issues and special introductions during the curtain speech, we did not start the show until 8:16 - which meant we did not come down until 8:29.  That made for some frantic cab rides to the train station apparently.

Show started at 8:16 and didn't go down until 8:29?  These damned talky shows drive me crazy!!  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 02:27:44 PM
Unified Young Armenians Walk called off when organizers couldn't agree on a starting time.
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 02:34:09 PM
There is a prison riot in Indiana.....it doesn't look good.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 02:37:41 PM
Heading down now to clean the living room and then get back to some viewing before IDOL begins.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 24, 2007, 02:49:41 PM
Such a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 02:53:23 PM
There is a prison riot in Indiana.....it doesn't look good.

And I am ashamed to say that some Arizona chinchy bassas are involved.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 02:53:58 PM
I am a mess. I have primer all over myself.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 02:58:22 PM
Looks like we're safe from the Armenian walk.  
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 03:01:44 PM
Still proofing, but have also shipped a big order (store) and picked up a package.  I may take a break now and watch some more of the motion picture Freud.  I've got Freud in the living room DVD player and Lost Horizon (the musical) in the bedroom DVD player - can we say it's so schizo?  Does anyone have the running time of the uncut version of the musical?  Years ago, it was "restored" for laserdisc, but the person who "restored" it is notorious for putting back pieces that were never there - i.e. trims, things that were never in any release version, etc.  For 1776, he "created" an overture that never existed and was never MEANT to exist.  I have the laser but I can't get to it at the moment.  So, if someone has that info that would be great.
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Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 03:12:39 PM
Any fans here of a show / OCR called Weird Romance? Circa 1992, music by Menken.


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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 03:23:26 PM
Any fans here of a show / OCR called Weird Romance? Circa 1992, music by Menken.

Yes.  And...??
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 03:29:42 PM
Five DVDs in today's mail!

Five (count 'em 5)!

"Les Miserables' (twofer with 1935 and 1952 versions)
"Jane Eyre" (Welles/Fontaine)
"The Queen" (Helen Mirren)
"Sailor of the King" (Jeffrey Hunter/Michael Rennie)
"Action" (all 13 episodes of the acclaimed, yet cancelled, Fox TV series about the wacky banalities of Hollywood).




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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
Any fans here of a show / OCR called Weird Romance? Circa 1992, music by Menken.

I've not heard of this one, but I'm a Menken fan.
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Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 03:36:16 PM
"Action" (all 13 episodes of the acclaimed, yet cancelled, Fox TV series about the wacky banalities of Hollywood).

This is one of my favorite TV comedies. I'll never forget Jay Mohr, playing an insidious movie producer, telling Scott Wolf to "Go back to Party of Five Foot Two."

I've not heard of this one, but I'm a Menken fan.

It's a bit scarce, but I recommend it to Menken fans. I can't say I enjoy it quite as much as Beauty and the Beast or Little Shop of Horrors, but it belongs in any Menken fan's collection. There are at least a couple of really outstanding songs on it. And it stars Ellen Greene from Little Shop!




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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 03:41:26 PM
The longest running time I can find for Lost Horizon (the musical) is 151 minutes (referenced in Vincent Canby's NY Times review).
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 03:51:10 PM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.

TOD: We had AOL for a very brief time. They had so much stuff there on AOL that I didn't know from "the internet." We didn't venture outside of AOL until I was banned for life and got another internet provider. But I think that DR Sandra found Playbill.

Banned for life! Good grief, DR Laura, even I'm not that kinky![/i]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 03:52:47 PM
Banned for life! Good grief, DR Laura, even I'm not that kinky![/i]


No you're not....but imagine how many years that would be for you!!!



;D



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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 03:53:06 PM
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 03:57:34 PM

"Action" (all 13 episodes of the acclaimed, yet cancelled, Fox TV series about the wacky banalities of Hollywood).

This is one of my favorite TV comedies. I'll never forget Jay Mohr, playing an insidious movie producer, telling Scott Wolf to "Go back to Party of Five Foot Two."

When "Action" was originally on TV, I remember that I'd read that it was going to cancelled with so many more episodes still to be shown and the producers tried to create an ending to the series within that number of episodes.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 03:57:54 PM
And how is Beefaroni feeling today?
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:00:41 PM
Thanks, DR Edisaurus!  I hope Wendy is in a happier place now.


Did Wendy die?
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:05:37 PM
Someone mentioned last night they were going to prepare meat loaf for today (was it you, DR Ginny, or was it DR Laura?) At any rate, it was a great suggestion, and I'm going to prepare that for my lunch today, too. Haven't had it in several weeks, so I'm looking forward to it.


I know that this is really SWW's area of expertise, but Tyler Florence had a recipe for his Dad's Meatloaf with Tomato Relish, that looked so yummy that I may have to make it this weekend.




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Post by: BrettySpaghetti on April 24, 2007, 04:12:08 PM
What time is dinner again? I need to meet with a loan specialist first about taking out a second mortgage so I can pay for this extravagant dinner.  ;D

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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:12:47 PM
Tonight, we have a mix of old and new on TV. Fox, of course, has new episodes of IDOL and HOUSE.

ABC is showing the BOSTON LEGAL episode that got preempted last week.

CBS has new episodes of NCIS and THE UNIT before rerunning a crime drama at 10.

NBC has a new DATELINE before reruns of both LAW & ORDER shows.

THE SHIELD is new, of course.


I would be interested to know if there is anyone else, here at the site, that really enjoys NCIS, but can't stand THE UNIT.  I would rather sit through a 3-hour Pledge Drive featuring the musical stylings of Zamfir, than watch a single moment of THE UNIT.  Yuck!
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:14:25 PM
And then, there's the OTHER meatloaf:
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:G-QQgJrGBTyXnM:http://www.kitchengardeners.org/pics/meatloaf01.03.06.JPG)


Well, two out of three ain't bad.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:17:30 PM
I think there's ancient graffiti in the Pompeiian ruins about our TCB!


Well, what do you think caused Vesuvius to blow?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 04:23:38 PM
IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:

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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 04:27:06 PM
IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/update.jpg)

Wow...that was quick!
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 04:40:34 PM
Forgot to mention: I viewed The History Boys on DVD last evening.  I had not seen the stage production, so can't judge the adaptation, but for me it was a very satisfying film.  Well written, and well acted.


It should be well acted, those guys have had almost three yers of rehearsals.
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 04:42:32 PM
Well, it looks like a couple of the "Grease: You're the One That I Want" finalists won't be relegated to relative obscurity. ;)

"Grease" Finalists to Appear in NYC Reading of College: The Musical[/i] (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107588.html).

The article says:  "Juliana Ashley Hansen and Adam Shorsten — finalists on NBC's "Grease: You're the One that I Want" — will be among the cast of an upcoming reading of College: The Musical.

And then:

Billed as "a tuneful and honest look at modern campus life," College: The Musical follows "the story of Nathan, a naive but enthusiastic freshman, as he discovers a world of parties, pizza, pastel polo shirts, the occasional class, and of course, more parties."
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 04:47:24 PM
Par-TAY!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 24, 2007, 04:52:37 PM
I wish I had meatloaf for dinner.

My sister makes the world's best meatloaf.

My sister will probably make meatloaf and macaroni and cheese for my niece's birthday party dinner.

--these brief excerpts are from my upcoming novel, My Sister And Her Meatloaf
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 05:00:52 PM
I don't know, College: The Musical sounds like a path to relative obscurity to me.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 05:16:35 PM
I hope to see you too.  I'm just trying to figure out where you would park.  Hmm...



-I just hope we start as close to "on time" tonight as possible.  Last Thursday, due to seating issues and special introductions during the curtain speech, we did not start the show until 8:16 - which meant we did not come down until 8:29.  That made for some frantic cab rides to the train station apparently.


No wonder there is no intermission - a 13-minute show?
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 05:19:17 PM
DR Jane, Motel6 allows dogs.

Right & thank you, I forgot.  There isn't one near the school, but if we have to stop on the road for the night I will watch for one.  

Jose, I would never manage to drive such a LONG distance so late at night.  I'm not sure if I can manage it earlier in the day.  I hope you are right & we beat the rush hour traffic out of there.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 05:22:33 PM
All dressed up and ready to go.  I only live 10 minutes away from the restaurant, but I feel like strolling down the Boulevard on such a fine day.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 05:23:37 PM
IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/update.jpg)

Grow little one, Grow!!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 05:24:13 PM
I am wearing new shoes :)
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 05:25:20 PM
Shortly I shall be on my way to the Wood of Holly to attend a hainsies/kimlets gathering.  I shall have a full report for you upon my return.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:44:41 PM
Bon appetit!
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 05:46:03 PM
If Craig's flight gets in on time, and customs doesn't take too long, you should be able to get on the road before the major rush hour crush.  Pittsburgh is about four and a half to five hours away from DC,

I have no idea how long customs for a dog will take.

MapQuest says 4 hours and 8 minutes.  God I hope it doesn't take any longer, I won't make it.  I wish I was one of these people, like you, who can drive long distances, and enjoy it.
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 05:47:07 PM
Jose-Are you including stops in your time estimate?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:55:58 PM
Timetables/Fodors are us.

:)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:56:37 PM
I've got a pot of collards a-cookin' on the stove!!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:57:43 PM
I wish I could say I was looking forward to "American Idol" tonight.  

I am not, however.  I am so tired of this show.

The only reason I watch is to enjoy Melinda's singing and to vote for her.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:58:12 PM
As for tomorrow night's "American Idol Gives Back" two-hour special, somebody SHOOT ME!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:58:35 PM
I'm so glad we have a new episode of "Lost" to look forward to.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 24, 2007, 05:58:47 PM
Page 11.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:10:13 PM
I first started online back in 1993, there was no world wide web, but there was AOL and I joined. I remember when it went from just words to words an pictures too.  

During the OJ trial I was a regular on the Court TV boards on AOL.  I was kicked off when I told everyone that COASTDA was Josh Marquis.  The idiot was telling everyone when he was on Court TV so it isn't like it was tough to figure out. He was an arrogant pr....osecutor and it was worth getting kicked off.   The next day I used a different credit card, changed my screen name and was right back on.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:14:04 PM
Aol is easy to get on but very hard to get off.  Every once in awhile I get a free trial and think "I'll check out AOL" but it's a royal pain when I decide to cancel. You have to call and they won't just let you quit.  The last time I had to get very stern and use some words that shouldn't be used in polite company
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 06:14:10 PM
I'm off to see Carl Rosa Opera and Pirates of Penzance (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=717)!  Back in December, I bought my family tickets for Christmas and even getting them that long ago, we were still stuck in the first two rows on the very left side. :P But at least we get to see it. :) It'll be great!  I can't remember the last time that I actually bought a ticket to see something at the Washington Center!  I usher so much that I get to see anything that I want...for the most part.  It'll be weird being there but not "working."

Have a good evening, all! ;D

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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:14:57 PM
We have had almost 2 inches of rain today. So much it landslide that blocked the railroad track and part of I-29 for awhile.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:15:13 PM
It's going to rain tonight and tomorrow morning too
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 24, 2007, 06:18:30 PM
Aol is easy to get on but very hard to get off.  Every once in awhile I get a free trial and think "I'll check out AOL" but it's a royal pain when I decide to cancel. You have to call and they won't just let you quit.  The last time I had to get very stern and use some words that shouldn't be used in polite company

Next time we'll just get my son to send a mail bomb for you.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:19:11 PM
Well I didn't go to the lunch!   I thought about it and decided that it wasn't my idea, no one asked me if I wanted to pick up half the tab, even though I know it would have been expected, I've done my own work for 2 years and they have been royal pains in the butt for about that long.  I had a motion and brief to write and file, so I just told them that I didn't have time and they could go on without me. When the biggest pain in the office said "Well you can work later and go too" I said "NO, I TOLD YOU I'M NOT GOING"

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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:25:11 PM
Then I found out that the other lawyer doesn't have to take any of my nasty cases - the ones he dumped on me.  Two lawyers are going to drive all the way from Des Moines to cover them. That's a 3 1/2 hour drive each way everytime there is a court hearing. The other lawyer doesn't even have very many cases! I said something to one of the secretaries and she said "Well you're a strong woman and around here the one who cries the most gets his way"   The sad thing is she's right. I am so glad I'm leaving. But I'd rather be considered the strong woman who doesn't play well with others than a 50 something male cry baby .
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 06:25:54 PM
Good for you Cilla!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:26:33 PM
End of rant.
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 06:28:17 PM
I was talking about your first post.  The second one is sad.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:37:28 PM
I was talking about your first post.  The second one is sad.  

Yeah, I guess it's sad, but now that I really see what's going on, it's really more pathetic than anything.  Every day something happens that tells me I am absolutely doing the right thing by leaving.  

Today it made me so happy I walked to court and back carrying my umbrella in the rain while singing "Singing in the Rain"  I added a couple dance steps and twirlled the umbrella a few times.  Then I went to the grocery store and they had dixieland music playing. I danced all the way through the grocery store. LOL, if people just danced through the day they would feel so much better...

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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:39:46 PM
I ran into one of the prosecutors I work with at the grocery store. I said "Aren't these great tunes? They make me want to dance"  He strained to listen then grinned and said , "Yeah, I guess"   I think he was amused
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 06:45:10 PM
NOw I know it is too warm in this library to work

I am working on a project that is involving verifying old NDSU extension service publications and just misread frozen teats as frozen treats...  Back to the grind!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 06:51:57 PM
You were reading a book about frozen teats?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:04:04 PM
yep!   I had to locate the book... Pretty picture!
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 07:05:34 PM
 ;D
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:06:03 PM
my reading has ranged from majestic mums to managing pastures and frozen teats
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:06:31 PM
there is even one iwth the title of : How to load your bull!
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 07:06:40 PM
I now have my hotel room for the last night in Pittsburgh.  With a 6:00AM flight I will stay near the airport.  I just got a really good deal at a Comfort Inn.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:09:40 PM
THe first website I went to......

Was in 1993 and it was a site for graphics called Iconbazaar.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:12:07 PM
I've just caught up on yesterday's posts.

I appreciate DR Jose's preparedness to share his world.

I also enjoy the fact that DR JOse is sharing his experiences in the theatre.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 07:12:23 PM
Well I didn't go to the lunch!   I thought about it and decided that it wasn't my idea, no one asked me if I wanted to pick up half the tab, even though I know it would have been expected, I've done my own work for 2 years and they have been royal pains in the butt for about that long.  I had a motion and brief to write and file, so I just told them that I didn't have time and they could go on without me. When the biggest pain in the office said "Well you can work later and go too" I said "NO, I TOLD YOU I'M NOT GOING"




No, it's And I am telling you, I'm not going.
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Post by: Jane on April 24, 2007, 07:26:54 PM
'night
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 07:27:52 PM
Maybe we can blame this evening's lull on the two Haines-Get-Togethers happening on either coast.








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Post by: Edisaurus on April 24, 2007, 07:47:22 PM
Maybe we can blame this evening's lull on the two Haines-Get-Togethers happening on either coast.

Hopefully it will pick back up later when everyone gets home.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 07:52:56 PM
Oh, no wonder it's so quiet around here.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 07:57:21 PM
I am still at work... back to the cows!
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 08:01:47 PM


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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 08:03:14 PM
The grocery store was doing some goofy circus theme today. There was a person walking around dressed as a cow.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 08:03:55 PM
There was also a horse and a lamb....guess dancing down the aisle fit right in
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 08:11:16 PM
LOL...... How prophetic..... I came across material for sheep and Horses!!!

Now I have bunnies!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 08:14:47 PM
no piggies or puppies yet!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 08:15:05 PM
I have some pretty pictures of "GRASS!!!"
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 08:18:15 PM
and hemp

and augers!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 24, 2007, 08:23:49 PM
Well, I was trying to stay up until all the HHW kids get home, but I'm sleepy so I'll just leave the porch light on and call it a night.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:25:03 PM
I began my evening of viewing with last night's CSI: MIAMI. It was only a fair episode - one case involving an acrimonious couple that has three deaths tied to them and their divorce. The only really interesting aspect of the show was the primary guest star - Patrick Cassidy who still looked terrific and played his part very well.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:29:46 PM
IDOL had a good night for four of the six, a n okay night for one, and a below average one for the other.

I thought LaKisha did a lackluster job with "I Believe" with the usual problems with her breathing and some flat notes. The low sections were really too low for her.

Blake had a voice crack right as he was gearing up for the second third of his song, but otherwise it went well. I think his tone has been gorgeous the last two weeks.

The other four all had strong nights. I wasn't as carried away with Jordin's "You'll Never Walk Alone" as Randy was (thought she strained to hit the top notes in her chest voice, and when she once went to her head voice for a note, it was VERY weak). But Phil, Chris, and, naturally, Melinda did as well as it's possible for them to do with their songs.

Bottom three: LaKisha, Blake, and Chris with LaKisha going home.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:31:03 PM
HOUSE had an unusual case. . . .



















an illness they couldn't solve until after the patient died, and then, it ended up being something very routine. Ironic and different for a change for them to lose a patient.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:32:24 PM
THE SHIELD introduced us to a new member of the Strike Team, and he's going to be some match for Vic in terms of strength, charisma, and street smarts.

And Vic's meltdown at the end was Emmy-bait if there ever was!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 08:41:46 PM
Back from an amazing dinner with some of the most witty and charming people I have ever met. There will be inside jokes a plenty tonight!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 08:44:03 PM
My internet is being dysfunctional.
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Post by: TCB on April 24, 2007, 08:44:49 PM
Back from an amazing dinner with some of the most witty and charming people I have ever met. There will be inside jokes a plenty tonight!


And are there pictures???
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 08:46:11 PM
What time is dinner again? I need to meet with a loan specialist first about taking out a second mortgage so I can pay for this extravagant dinner.  ;D




What time is dinner again...Famous last words.  
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 08:46:34 PM
There are pictures, but I did not take them :(
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Post by: Matt H. on April 24, 2007, 08:47:10 PM
Heading downstairs to bed now.

Good night!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 08:47:31 PM
There are pictures to show and pictures to hide...
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:53:19 PM
Yes, Miss Patti forgot her camera after promising to take photographs.  Thankfully Mr. Barnum had his and there are some photographs that will be posted.  

It was a sarklingly sparkling evening - much amusement, and we laughed and laughed until we could laugh no more, and then we laughed again.

BrettySpaghetti was a no-show.  It was one of the most fun get-togethers we've had - everyone was in top form and we were quite giddy with our plate fulls of Pounded Steak and Country Gravy (three of us had it), and cold shrimp and cocktail sauce to start.  Cason and Miss Karen shared a plethora of vegetable and potato side dishes, and MBarnum had lamb kidney something or other.  Several had bread pudding for dessert.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:54:19 PM
It was very amusing to listen to MusicGuy try to explain to our waiter that he wanted three shrimp cocktails' worth of shrimp on a plate with cocktail sauce.  

And then there was the Madame Spivy look-alike at the next table.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:54:37 PM
I shall now finish Freud.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:54:50 PM
The movie - not the person.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:55:05 PM
And then I shall run a film with Madame Spivy.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 08:55:24 PM
Will we never get to page thirteen?
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:03:31 PM
wow, no one else online...weird
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:10:53 PM
Good Evening!

Back from Westport.  DRs elmore and FJL should be reporting in soon too.

Time to catch up...
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:20:52 PM
ah yes, we were not the only gathering were we, what is new on the east coast!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:29:18 PM
All caught up.

Well, tonight's East Coast gathering was basically just another dinner with some friends: myself, DR elmore and DR FJL.  We did dine at the Dressing Room.  DR elmore and I started off with the Spring Pea Soup, and DR FJL had the "maccherone and cheese with fatback".  For the entrees, I had the fried calamari with fried green tomatoes, DR elmore had the meatloaf, and DR FJL attempted to finish the Paul Newman Burger and fries.

And for dessert...  I had the Apple Pie with Maple Ice Cream, and DR FJL had the "Naughty Angel" - pan-fried angel food cook, vanilla ice cream and honey.  DR elmore had coffee.

And that's the dinner report from tonight's mini-East Coast gathering.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:29:48 PM
As for the show... Well, I'll let DRs FJL and elmore chime in with their thoughts and opinions.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:31:53 PM
OH!  And there was a bit of excitement during our evening...  The taxi that was supposed to be waiting for us after the show was not waiting for us.  So the company manager called the cab company again and they told her one was on the way.  Well, he pulled up at 10:35... And we made it to the train station at 10:43.  The train, thankfully, was running on schedule - not early - and pulled in at 10:45.  Whew!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:32:50 PM
And DR FJL's friend, Julie, also joined us for the last part of meal, as well as the show.  Always good seeing her smiling face.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:33:28 PM
Whew!

I spy me a DR FJL and a DR elmore.  Welcome back home.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:35:21 PM
DR Jane - I've done the trip before from DC to Pittsburgh.  Five hours tops.  With stops.  The tricky part is the traffic on I-270/70 in Maryland.  It either runs smoothly, or it's basically a parking lot during rush hour.

Could you just stay in Fairfax/DC that night, and drive up to Pittsburgh in the morning?
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 09:37:42 PM
I've caught up!  What an exciting day for so many.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:38:08 PM
Oh...

10:29.   Oops.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:41:08 PM
DR TCB - I've made "Tyler's Ultimate Meatloaf".  It is quite good.  Be sure to accompany it with his "Ultimated Mashed Potatoes".


*I also frequently make a turkey meat loaf where you place cranberry sauce and brown sugar in the bottom of the pan before you put the ground turkey mixture in.  Makes for a quite a nice glaze/sauce.
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 09:43:50 PM
Great seeing Jose and Larry as always, and the anticipation of maybe possibly perhaps meeting singdaw added to the excitement of the dinner.  Alas, no singdaw, as partially expected, hence the cab race to the train described by Jose.

The best dish was served at the restaurant attached to the westport Playhouse, such that the old joke may be trotted out and adapted:

What's the place setting like at the Dressing Room restaurant tonight?  Fork, fork, dish, spoon, knife, dish, dish, dish, dish.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:44:01 PM
And reading this article in today's NY Times brought a smile to my face...

Remedies: Dark Chocolate Similar to Blood Pressure Drugs (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/24/health/24reme.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)

Quote
April 24, 2007
Vital Signs
Remedies: Dark Chocolate Similar to Blood Pressure Drugs

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Eating dark chocolate may be almost as effective at lowering blood pressure as taking the most common antihypertensive drugs, a review of studies has found. Tea, on the other hand, appears to be ineffective.

The article says a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is healthy partly because plants contain chemical substances called polyphenols that help control blood pressure. In Western countries, the major sources of dietary polyphenols are tea and chocolate, but studies of their ties to blood pressure have had mixed results.

From more than 3,000 papers, researchers picked the largest randomized and controlled prospective studies and used statistical techniques to combine the data. The analysis included four studies of black tea, one of green tea and five of dark chocolate. It appears in the April 9 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine.

Four of the five studies on chocolate found reduced blood pressure after eating, but none of the tea studies showed significant benefit. The magnitude of the effect of eating three and a half ounces of dark chocolate a day was clinically significant, comparable to that of beta-blockers like atenolol, known by the brand name Tenormin, or propranolol, known as Inderal. The authors acknowledge that the studies were short and that results may not apply to habitual use.

Milk proteins prevent the absorption of polyphenols, so milk chocolate is not effective. “I’ve been eating a little more dark chocolate,” said Dr. Dirk Taubert, the lead author and a professor of pharmacology at University Hospital in Cologne, Germany. “And my blood pressure has gone down. But I have no dietary recommendations for others.”
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:46:02 PM
Sounds like alot of fun
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:46:15 PM
Oh...

I have to say my favorite "Tyler's Ultimate" recipe is his Roast Chicken.  It's basically fullproof.  It does get a bit smoky since you cover the chicken breast with bacon, and then roast it at high heat, but the finished result is well worth the trouble of resetting your smoke detector.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 09:47:49 PM
Those desserts sound heavenly
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:48:40 PM
Well, maybe we can all head back up to Westport in a few weeks to see Souvenir - and DR singdaw.  They're basically importing the still sort of recent Broadway production with Judy Kaye.  I think that would be a great space to see the show in.

Of course, DR singdaw is always more than welcome to head into The City for dinner anytime with the Hainsies and Kimlets.
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 09:50:23 PM
As to the show, I daresay I'll leave it to Larry to describe how the show works as an adaptation of the play The Skin of Our Teeth.  The second of the three parts feels long, even padded, but I think it's that when we're at the theater, we're just primed for an intermission these days for a 2:15 show.  But the first and third parts zipped along at a zippy clip.  And I loved the breaking of character, which I gather is from the play, but especially parts geared towards the actors' own selves, like mentioning Cady Huffman's and Shuler Hensley's Tonys in a comic moment.  makes you feel like you're seeing a script that in some ways is tailored to this specific group of actors you're seeing, even though most of it is likely set.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:51:36 PM
Well, it looks like a couple of the "Grease: You're the One That I Want" finalists won't be relegated to relative obscurity. ;)

"Grease" Finalists to Appear in NYC Reading of College: The Musical[/i] (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107588.html).


Well, I've seen a bunch of former "Grease: YTOTIW" finalists at auditions lately.  Including Juliana.  And both Ashleys.

It's been kind of interesting watching the people behind the table when they realize, "OH! That's where I've seen him/her!"  -And they do list it on their resumes, so...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:52:59 PM
Hmm...

One of my roommate is trying out a new "Sleep Balm"... Frankly, I think it would keep me awake.

???
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 24, 2007, 09:53:22 PM
Oy! I am now all caught up as well.  DRs BrettySpaghetti and Singdaw were no-shows on both coasts.  Fie on both them, I say!

As to ALL ABOUT US: when it captures the spirit of the original play, it's quite wonderful.  Unfortunately, the other moments seem confused, muddled, or messy.  I liked Eartha's big Act Two number and the last number for Sabina, which captures the play's spirit beautifully.  Her first number in Act One does not.  I think the direction of Act Three was the best, Act Two the sloppiest.  Act One has a bizarre situation involving the family pets (in Wilder, a dinosaur and a mastodon, in this 2 mammoths): to save the human race, the pets are turned out of the house to face extinction in Wilder; in Joe Stein's libretto the two mammoths are sitting with Plato, Homer, Moses, and the rest of the Antrobus guests inside the house as the curtain falls!  Does Joe Stein think mammoths still roam the plains?


To bed.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:54:28 PM
I've got a pot of collards a-cookin' on the stove!!!

With or without a hambone?  Or are you using a smoked turkey leg?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 09:55:54 PM
Oy! I am now all caught up as well.  DRs BrettySpaghetti and Singdaw were no-shows on both coasts.  Fie on both them, I say!

Well, at least they weren't taking up four facing-seats on the train.  Otherwise, you really would have let them have it.

;)


-Trust me, you had to be there.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 10:00:38 PM
DR Jane - I'm sure that you could switch off with Craig during the drive.  As long as you drive the speed limit, you should be OK.  And if he carries his boarding passes and passport with him, I'm sure if something were to happen and you got pulled over, that a trooper would more than likely take, "I just got back in the country, and I'm driving since my Mom does not like to drive at night, and I didn't realize I didn't have my license on me.." as a very acceptable excuse/reason.*  And I do have to say the when I-270/70 goes through the mountains, it's not the easiest of drive - especially at night.  Lots of hills, lots of curves.












*Please remember that DR Jose is not qualified in any sort of sense to dispense legal advice - good or otherwise.  ;D
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Post by: Cason on April 24, 2007, 10:01:59 PM
Well, at least they weren't taking up four facing-seats on the train.

Well, the West Coast Gathering's "Madame Spivy" look-a-like might be able to do that alone.  You'll see when MBarnum gets the pictures up...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 10:04:30 PM
DR BrettySpaghetti - I'm a big fan of Weird Romance. I remember when the OCR was released, buying a couple of extra copies for friends hoping they would like it too.  And they did.

When I did Sunday in the Park with George at Arena Stage in 1997, Sal Viviano was our Georges/George.  One day while we were running over some music in the pit, I asked if he would sing me his songs from Weird Romance if I played them for him.  And he did.  One of my fondest memories from that time.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 24, 2007, 10:14:45 PM
Well, I have a matinee in about 12 hours and 45 minutes... And I want to try run a few errands before I train back up to Westport in the morning, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: FJL on April 24, 2007, 10:16:22 PM
Goodnight, Jose.  Thanks again for the arranging the tickets and the evening!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 10:17:08 PM
Goodnight DR Jose.

I like "Weird Romance" too.  I have a feeling I first heard about it from DR td? My copy was provided by long ago DR Alan Wood.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 10:19:00 PM
DR Elmore- We were fortunate enough to see Mr Quilley in London's "Sweeney Todd"


Which leads me to...
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 10:20:45 PM
Where is MBarnum with the photos?  I finished watching Freud, and have checked out the various and sundried other transfers, the most amazing of which is Joseph Losey's These Are The Damned, spectacular in scope and black-and-white and anamorphic.  And when those teddy boys in leather are on the prowl to the accompaniment of "Black leather, black leather" it's something to see.
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 10:21:44 PM
We're having difficulty finding a photo of the real Madame Spivy - can anyone help?  If anyone has the Manchurian Candidate DVD, she's in that, or Requiem For A Heavyweight.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 10:22:53 PM
Mr Quilp. (The Old Curiosity Shop).  I wonder if the Soundtrack shall ever surface on CD or the DVD ever be issued. (I've not checked in ages).  

Despite all the "annoying habits". I remain a Newley fan.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 10:24:36 PM
And a Good Evening/night to sometime Poster "Sigerson Holmes".
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 24, 2007, 10:28:38 PM
Hope all is well with you HK.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 10:30:03 PM
TOD:

IIRC, the first thing I looked up on the internet was THE B MONSTER website as a friend who already had internet before I did, had mentioned it several times. I have still never gone to a newsgroup as I can't even figure out where in the heck to find such a creature...I really have no idea! I did quickly locate the Sinister Cinema forum and posted there for quite some time, as did JRand56, many moons ago.

Hmmm...I do believe I located a few,as DR Jose would say, "alternative" websites and forums  8)

I cannot even recall how I discovered Ebay...but like BK, I was hooked immediately.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:34:49 PM
Any fans here of a show / OCR called Weird Romance? Circa 1992, music by Menken.

You betcha!

One of Woody's favorites, and a sore point in the houshold: when I was on the B of D of International City Theatre in Long Beach CA, I loaned both a his CD and copy of the script to the theatre director to preview - in spite of numerous requests, over a three year period, , she never returned same!  I think U have fianllt replaced both items.

der Brucer

PS She also kept Woody's copy of New Brain!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:40:05 PM
I would be interested to know if there is anyone else, here at the site, that really enjoys NCIS, but can't stand THE UNIT.  I would rather sit through a 3-hour Pledge Drive featuring the musical stylings of Zamfir, than watch a single moment of THE UNIT.  Yuck!

Sorry, but I really enjoy them both! (The on-base machinations of the UNIT resonate with anyone with a career military background.)

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on April 24, 2007, 10:42:11 PM
Where are our PHOTOGRAPHS?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:48:27 PM
I said "NO, I TOLD YOU I'M NOT GOING"

Done in your best Dreamgirls voice?

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 10:55:20 PM
I began my evening of viewing with last night's CSI: MIAMI. It was only a fair episode - one case involving an acrimonious couple that has three deaths tied to them and their divorce. The only really interesting aspect of the show was the primary guest star - Patrick Cassidy who still looked terrific and played his part very well.

I thought Kelly Carlson made a bitchin' Bitch.

der Brucer
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:04:17 PM
The Hollywood HHW gathering was a blast! It was so very nice to see the lovely and demure DR Karen once again as well as the handsome and talented DR Cason, the cute and adorably pretty DR Adriana Patti, and that wonderful Organ playing maestro DR Musicman. BK was looking fresh and young and blonde and as always he wowed the table with his outrageous and humorous patter.

It really was a fun time...and that was Lamb Kidney saute I was eating, BK. I think Cason was the only one brave enough to give it a taste test.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:08:38 PM
And as proof of tonights gathering, here are a few photos that I will post quickly before I hit the hay (I am exhausted).

Here are DRs Karen, Musicguy, and Cason. Just look at all of those wonderful smiles!

(http://shutter06.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/003/5E/7A/55/2B/C6lUo9CJKyZO80d0KScRwXjoCCjHwqjy0300.jpg)

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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:10:32 PM
A picture of Madame Spivy- I am trying to get my screen grab to work, but it will not work while my dvd player is running, which presents a problem
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:12:04 PM
she is quite young in that picture

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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:13:35 PM
As is so often the case I was not allowed to sit with the others...but they did let me pop my head into the photo...just to prove that I was there...here I am smiling in between DR Karen and DR Cason.

(http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/001/7F/BF/AF/98/6tQrZ3zepTtAkUUGPBhJc8kiM7J3iPjg0300.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:18:34 PM
Now that Adrianna has posted a couple of vintage photos of Madame Spivey as she looked....here she is today...

(http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/14/00A/7F/6F/96/C8/e7cSP27KW4SUv9duYSPitWtFCT0NxXQo0300.jpg)
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Post by: Cason on April 24, 2007, 11:19:01 PM
In regards to the quotes beneath Madame Spivy, I sure feel sorry for Buffalo.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:22:07 PM
Here is BK expressing his disappointment at Brettyspaghetti for standing us up!!!

Note DR Adrianna Patti's look of shock at the venom spewing from BK!

(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/004/5E/FC/1F/10/Ndk2d1IgotmbjwDmv2XlcMSNOHeofG-p0300.jpg)

PS: Bretty, we were really looking forward to seeing you tonight!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:23:28 PM
Here is BK expressing his disappointment at Brettyspaghetti for standing us up!!!

Note DR Adrianna Patti's look of shock at the venom spewing from BK!

(http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/14/00A/7F/6F/96/C8/e7cSP27KW4SUv9duYSPitWtFCT0NxXQo0300.jpg)


PS: Bretty, we were really looking forward to seeing you tonight!

SPOO!!!!
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:23:49 PM
Those are wonderful photos, MBarnum!  Thanks for posting! ;D
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:28:49 PM
Here is BK expressing his disappointment at Brettyspaghetti for standing us up!!!

Note DR Adrianna Patti's look of shock at the venom spewing from BK!


lol, looks more like my face after trying lamb kidney  :-\
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Post by: MBarnum on April 24, 2007, 11:28:55 PM
More photos to follow tomorrow...I must now hit the hay as we are meeting at DuPar's at 9 am and I must try to get a bit more sleep then I did last night.
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Post by: Cason on April 24, 2007, 11:29:51 PM
lol, looks more like my face after trying lamb kidney  :-\

If only we could have a little video of the head motion that went along with that.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:29:54 PM
ok, I have a long day tomorrow, so it is off to bed- no dreaming of kidney for me....
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:30:27 PM
If only we could have a little video of the head motion that went along with that.

I am sure you will be happy to show anyone who wants to see it
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:36:53 PM
YOU SAID THE PACKAGE WOULD BE HERE AT 10 AM!

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/14316125/248287530.jpg)

IT IS NOW NOON!

TAKE ME TO YOUR SUPERVISOR!
der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 24, 2007, 11:38:47 PM
If only we could have a little video of the head motion ...

KAREN!!!!!!!!!

der Brucer
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:41:45 PM
The Carl Rosa (http://www.carlrosaopera.co.uk/index.asp) touring production of The Pirates of Penzance (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=717) that I saw tonight with my family was excellent!  There was no electronic amplification!  They were singing and controlling the volume all by themselves!  We were way down at audience left in the front row and my parents LOVED the seats!  My mom especially loved that no one was in front of her (she's barely five feet tall).  And being that close, you really could see the actors' faces and see them act.  For the most part, they were all very good.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 24, 2007, 11:42:59 PM
THE MADAME
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:43:21 PM
All of the singing was wonderful.  Frederick (Kevin Kyle) was very attractive, but really only had two or three different expressions throughout the whole show. :-\ Otherwise, he sounded beautiful but just looked pretty.  The Mabel (Charlotte Page) was a wonderful singer (and one of the most powerful in the whole cast...she could get LOUD!), but she was obviously a little older than the character is supposed to be. ::)
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:43:51 PM
The coolest thing was that Ruth was played by Rosemary Ashe, the original Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera and she was also in The Witches of Eastwick!  AND the Major-General was played by Barry Clark, "...an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's, London, playing the tenor role of Piangi."  Two original Phantom cast members in the same touring company.  
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:44:43 PM
A good time was had by all!  I just wish that I had had some cash to buy Rosemary's CD that they were selling in the lobby.  They had autographed copies for only $10. :( I missed out.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 24, 2007, 11:46:59 PM
Great pics!!!
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:55:45 PM
And one for G&S!!
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Post by: George on April 24, 2007, 11:57:02 PM
Page 15 Major-General Dance!!

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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 25, 2007, 12:04:07 AM
And one for G&S!!

And their sisters and their cousins
Whom they reckon by the dozens
And their aunts!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 25, 2007, 12:07:34 AM
P of P opening verse:

Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry
Fill, oh, fill the pirate glass
And to make us more than merry
Let the pirate pass some gas

der Brucer

George likes the show because it is subtitled:

THE SLAVE OF DUTY
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Post by: George on April 25, 2007, 12:10:11 AM
George likes the show because it is subtitled:

THE SLAVE OF DUTY

You know me too well.

;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 25, 2007, 12:11:01 AM
Looks like everyone had fun at the gatherings!