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Title: MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 12:07:45 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes made your lids heavy, and now it is time for you to post until the heavy-lidded cows come home.
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Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 12:09:14 AM
And the word of the day is: MONDEGREEN!
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Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 12:11:04 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to Paulie.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 12:19:45 AM
First "lawn" green, now the world. Green Green - it;s green they say...

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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:22:49 AM
It's not easy being green.
Kermit the Frog.

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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 12:25:10 AM
Court related "The Victim" (Dirk Bogarde)

The Man Who Sued God. (Billy Connolly)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 12:30:52 AM
George,

If the computer is a Dell, it might be the power supply or the motherboard that is going. My one at work started doing that until one day it would not come up at all.
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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:31:41 AM
It's not a courtroom drama, but it has an exciting courtroom sceen:  "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original version)

;D
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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:33:58 AM
I just looked this up on IMDb.com (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039628/) and it was released on May 2, 1947...exactly 60 years and six days ago!!

Why would they release a movie about Christmas in May??
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 12:34:08 AM
Would lvoe to see Matt's play in LA.
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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:35:46 AM
I just looked this up on IMDb.com (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039628/) and it was released on May 2, 1947...exactly 60 years and six days ago!!

Why would they release a movie about Christmas in May??


This question is answered in the Trivia section:

Despite the fact that the film is set during Christmas, studio head Darryl F. Zanuck insisted that it be released in May because he argued that more people went to the movies during the summer. So the studio began scrambling to promote it while keeping the fact that it was a Christmas movie a secret.
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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:36:54 AM
George,

If the computer is a Dell, it might be the power supply or the motherboard that is going. My one at work started doing that until one day it would not come up at all.

They're all Gateway computers and mine isn't the only one that this happened to.  SEVERAL computers had the exact same thing happen to them at the exact same time. :-\
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 12:39:23 AM
FAvorite courtroom dramas....

12 Angry men
To Kill a Mockingbird
Perry Mason
Rumpole of hte Bailey
Matlock

At times I enjoyed THE PRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL, JAG,  LA LAW, and a few others. Also there are stories I dont mind mind seeing on LAW and ORDER.

 I did not mind Pelican Briefs, Legal Eagles and A Few Good Men. The last movie is one of FEW that I can really stand Tom Cruise in.  
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 12:40:15 AM
They're all Gateway computers and mine isn't the only one that this happened to.  SEVERAL computers had the exact same thing happen to them at the exact same time. :-\

I would have htem all checked for in a situation like that they would have bought from the same lot so they may all be bad.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 12:58:31 AM
I would have htem all checked for in a situation like that they would have bought from the same lot so they may all be bad.

I don't think that the individual computers are the problem...because the same thing happened to other computers at the exact same time, there's probably something wrong with the server that affected them.  Of course, I'm just guessing.
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Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 01:01:31 AM
Well, I must be going to sleep.  I don't know if I'll be able to work in the morning and I want to try to get there as soon as I can so that I can leave earlier...and not be around if they come back up later in the day. ;)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 04:09:48 AM
Good morning DR Elmore.. I trust you are in less discomfort - physically and emotionally on this day.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2007, 04:11:47 AM
Good morning, all!  Still hobbling around.  By the end of the first act of yesterday's reading, I thought I would die.  Luckily, Act Two was much shorter.  The reading, as Jose mentioned, was fun.  I must say I liked the music and lyrics better than the book, and I felt there was a problem with the leading lady.  I liked the rest of the cast a lot.  It was good to see several frends there and not so good to see one of my least favorite orchestrators - who works constantly though I don't know why, perhaps it's more to do with his steam room activities?

This morning, a long-awaited haircut, a trip to Tekserve, then on to Toyland and later the NYPL.  

TOD:  Witness for the Prosecution
          Anatomy of a Murder
          Trial by Jury (Gilbert & Sullivan)
          My Cousin Vinnie
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 04:28:59 AM
Good morning DRs Ben
& TCB
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:29:22 AM
Hi, Ben!  Hi Tom!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 04:30:40 AM
TOTD:
Also:
King & Country
Breaker Morant.
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Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 04:31:45 AM
Hi, Tom! Hi, Tom!
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Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 04:32:03 AM
That sounds like some new-fangled product.

I got some HiTom today!
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Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 04:32:20 AM
Bowl Time.
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Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 04:32:32 AM
Bye time.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 04:33:18 AM
Conduct Unbecoming - my memory is a bit hazy on that and I've not seen it since 1976
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 04:34:28 AM
At least I was in time to check in on my daily cereal.
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:48:52 AM


You can't handle the truth!
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:52:29 AM
Bowl Time.


Boy, did I read that wrong.
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:54:36 AM
Aren't we ever going to get to....................
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:54:57 AM
[size=8]PAGE TWO[/size]
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:56:54 AM
I was hoping to hear the end of the Dead Jean story from either Laura or Sandra.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 05:00:38 AM
Goodnight TCB
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2007, 05:04:53 AM
And goodnight to DR's Elmore & StringSlaw.
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:06:50 AM
Good night, sweet prince!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:07:40 AM
Boy, did I read that wrong.
;D

Coprophiliacs R Us!
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Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 05:09:34 AM
Morning all.   Thank you all again for the lovely birthday wishes.  I think they came though.

Just wanted to let you know that I may not post the rest of today since they are moving Mom.  I don't know what to expect.

I have everything packed up and ready to go.  Isn't it amazing what you can collect in a very short space of time?

I hope your feeling much better DR Elmore.

Computer vibes to DR George.

Vibes to DR Jose and his "rose".  

Gotta run.

Later Gators!
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 05:10:54 AM
{{{Danise}}}
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:11:09 AM
I wonder if Ms. Mondegreen ever met Mrs. Malaprop?

 8)
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Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 05:11:23 AM
Oh, one last thing.  I also had one of those Time Machine toys.  Got a       burn on my finger from how hot the plastic got as well.  

Can I sue for pain and suffering from almost forty years ago?  :) ;)
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:12:02 AM
And the word of the day is: MONDEGREEN!
Oh MONDEGREEN, thou DEMON GENRE,
My ears, they do decieve me.
Ist thou a slapdash error of pen, or
Proof that my brain doesn't work.

I'm not a poet.
Well, duh!
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 05:12:05 AM
Goodnight TCB


Good night / good morning, Mr Oz and DP Colin.











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Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 05:12:35 AM
{{{Danise}}}

{{{TCB}}}, right back at ya!
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:13:47 AM
WOD:

When I was very little, I thought that the concluding line of "Rudolph" was:

You'll go down and hit the tree.
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Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 05:13:47 AM
{{{TCB}}}, right back at ya!

You and Mom are in my thoughts!
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:15:45 AM
***moving day vibes***[/color][/size]
for DR Danise and her DM
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:16:58 AM
That sounds like some new-fangled product.

I got some HiTom today!
A tomato-flavored energy drink!
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 05:19:47 AM
And that prescient Queen hit, Bohemian Rap City.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:19:52 AM
DR Danise -

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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:21:51 AM
I'm not really into courtroom dramas, but I do enjoy the costumes, with the ladies of the courtroom in their long, flowing gowns and those silly high hats, and the men of the courtroom in those brightly colored tights.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:35:36 AM
I am NOT wrangling carts today.  Which is just as well, because my feet are sore from yesterday.

But it was a beautiful day yesterday, crisp blue skies and a nice breeze.  It could have been warmer, but it was close to just right.

We're starting to get the new hires for the summer in training mode.  Of particular interest will be what happens on Wednesday, when one of the new wranglers comes in, and I get to train him from about nine to noon.  That means that I get to teach the feller MY attitude about the job, before the other kids get to him and teach him the wrong way to do it.

I was told about this yesterday, by assistant manager Bob, who has to have been given the strong suggestion by front-end manager Dixie, my direct boss.  So, whatever happens, my work is getting noticed.

If only my feet weren't so sore.   :-\
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:39:34 AM
I don't have an oatmeal bowl.  I'm eating leftover pizza, the true breakfast of champions.  Yummers.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 05:44:39 AM
Good morning.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 05:45:02 AM
Isn't Tavern Mondegreen a big restaurant in Central Park?
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 05:47:40 AM
Some good choices for TOD already mentioned:

ANATOMY OF A MURDER
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

I like courtroom scene in BRIGHT EYES:
Oh, Mama, now we don't have to be nice to Uncle Ned anymore! [SMACK]

PERRY MASON had the best courtroom scenes on TV....OWEN MARSHALL the worst....with JUDD FOR THE DEFENSE somewhere in the middle.

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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 05:49:32 AM
When we first moved the PCPH to our new location, we did our shows outside for a couple of seasons.  Once during a performance of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN there was a lot of noise backstage.  I went back to the small barn and one of the moms who was chaperoning was fighting with a raccoon who had decided he wanted her purse.  Eventually the raccoon won, and scampered off down the hill toward the lake with a BIG purse.....and it didn't even match his shoes!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 05:59:12 AM
TOD:

ANATOMY OF A MURDER
INHERIT THE WIND
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
THE VERDICT (the Paul Newman movie)
QB VII
ADAM'S RIB
12 ANGRY MEN
THE CAINE MUTINY
KRAMER VS KRAMER
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
CHICAGO
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 06:00:46 AM
Dead Jean?
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:02:59 AM
And now it is time for me to get ready for work.  Tah.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:03:26 AM
Will we ever get to page three?
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:03:50 AM
Hoo and Ray!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 06:10:33 AM
Last night, DR George said:
Quote
I used to have one of these when we lived in Germany!  Talk about an unsafe toy for kids!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/lostworld.jpg)

Oh, one last thing.  I also had one of those Time Machine toys.  Got a       burn on my finger from how hot the plastic got as well.  

Can I sue for pain and suffering from almost forty years ago?  :) ;)

Yeah, we burned our fingers on this and the Thingmakers and the Easy Bake Ovens, but we all lived to tell about it.  

The wussy kids today, though--the only injury they have to worry about is carpel tunnel syndrome or text messaging thumb stress!  Bah!  These kids wouldn't know a good time if it hit them in the head!

Which is exactly what happened to us when we played with Time Bomb!  And we liked it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/tbomb3.gif)
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Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 06:11:11 AM
Does LEGALLY BLONDE:  THE MUSICAL count as a courtroom drama?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:21:59 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...

And I've actually been up since about 7:30.  I just opened my eyes, felt awake, so I got out of bed.  -Of course, I'll probably have a big "dip" around 3:00 this afternoon, but in the meantime, I'm up.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:23:50 AM
Alas, no oatmeal for me this morning.  Instead, since I had the time, I went ahead and made a "real breakfast" - (turkey) bacon and eggs.  Alas, no Wonder Bread or any bread at all.  But I'm sure I'll have some carbs for lunch.
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Post by: Michael on May 08, 2007, 06:25:13 AM

INHERIT THE WIND
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
ADAM'S RIB
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (although you can't really watch it twice)
12 ANGRY MEN (original and the TV update which added black men to the jury. Reginald Rose original writer did this one too)

Never saw a Few Good Men and probbaly won't because of the now infamou scene show and copied many times.  YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:25:45 AM
And it's turning out to be quite a full day for me.  Auditions from 1:00-6:00, and then I'll be paying a visit to the pit of A Chorus Line this evening.  -I just need to check if it's an 8:00 or 7:00 curtain.
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 06:25:53 AM
I'll probably have a big "dip" around 3:00 this afternoon

We'll all be waiting!   :)
(http://www.io.com/~pml/palmer/recreation/dip.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:28:53 AM
We'll all be waiting!   :)


DR singdaw - You just say you have a job, don't you?


;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:30:58 AM
Ah, Tonight at 8:00.


-Mixing my musical theatre references.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:33:48 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Ditto

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 06:34:27 AM
Well, I have some pots and pans to wash...  Well, just one non-stick skillet, and a plate or two...


Laters...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 06:38:26 AM
Dead Jean: Well, when she was alive we referred to the house as Jean's House. But now that she is deceased and  the house has had a series of new owners and we never met any of them, we call it Dead Jean's House.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 06:39:12 AM
Off to find some coffee.
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Post by: Michael on May 08, 2007, 06:46:56 AM
Now with the Curtis Hanson/Curtis harrington mix up I went back to IMDB and to see what CURTIS HARRINGTON directed.

I was quote surprised that I have seen quite a number of his films or knew about them.

One was a 1967 film called GAMES with Katherine Ross, Jmaes Caan and Simone Signoret. The plot: A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

Now if I saw it today I am not sure I would have the same reaction, but I would love to see it again.

Some others:
How Awful About Allan. I believe it was an ABC movie of the week.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? A good scarey film. A reworking of Hansel and Gretel with Shelly Winters and Mark Lester and some great British actors in support.

What's The Matter With Helen? I never saw because the movie posters/ads gave away the ending by showing a dead Debbie Reynolds. Dumb dumb.

Killer Bees another TV with Gloria swanson, Kate Jackson and Edward Albert. Not bad as bee movies go. I never miss a movie with Bees and Gloria Swanson together.

The Cat Creature a TV movie written by Robert Bloch and with Meredith Baxter who worked with BK a couple years earlier in Young Love.

Ruby a reasonable good horror film with Piper Laurie taht had its ending resoot and the film re-release because of the film Carrie that Piper laurie also appeared in. It tried to copy the scarey ending of Carrie according to IMDB The producer chose to change the ending, and both Curtis Harrington and Piper Laurie refused to be involved in the re-shoot. It was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, who has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement.
The radically re-edited TV version is credited to Allan Smithee.

After that he work almost execlusively in episodic TV
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 07:02:17 AM
Very strange...I know that I once saw GAMES and that I liked it a lot, but for the life of me I cannot recall anything else about it except a scene with Ross and Caan in bed together laughing over some stunt that they just pulled off.  Is this one on DVD?

I just checked Amazon and it is not.

Can't find it on eBay, either.  But there is a poster for sale (http://cgi.ebay.com/t042-GAMES-30x40-poster-67-Simone-Signoret-James-Caan_W0QQitemZ130109485408QQihZ003QQcategoryZ60332QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD4VQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting).
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 08, 2007, 07:15:42 AM
TOD:

Witness for the Prosecution
Anatomy of a Murder
Conduct Unbecoming (Play & Film)
Inherit the Wind (Play & Film)
Hostile Witness (Play)
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 07:25:40 AM
re: TOD, no one has mentioned Judgement at Nuremberg.  I've not seen it myself, but apparently no DRs like it.  I had always meant to see it, if for no other reason than Judy is in it.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 07:33:25 AM
Good morning!

Something of the white sky effect this morning, but it's still going to be a pleasant day in the high 60s, so that's great.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 07:37:25 AM
I saw GAMES and loved it, too, and then years later realized that it was in many ways a remake of DIABOLIQUE or certainly a film that borrowed HEAVILY from that French film.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 07:39:40 AM
All of my favorites courtroom dramas have been named already but for the record:

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

THE VERDICT

ANATOMY OF A MURDER

A FEW GOOD MEN

INHERIT THE WIND

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

and I'll also add THE PARADINE CASE since most people hate this Hitchcock film and I love it.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 07:41:12 AM
I've only THE SOPRANOS and ENTOURAGE left from my heavily recorded Sunday schedule, and I have CSI: MIAMI from last night, too. Otherwise, I'd love to watch a DVD today. Exactly what, well, I don't know that yet. We'll see.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 07:46:50 AM
TOD:

The PERRY MASON tv series
The Edna Mae Oliver movie LADIES OF THE JURY.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 07:54:21 AM
re: TOD, no one has mentioned Judgement at Nuremberg.  I've not seen it myself, but apparently no DRs like it.  I had always meant to see it, if for no other reason than Judy is in it.

Well, had you been patient I would have! I had a list ready right after I read the notes, but now, thanks to you, the last entry has been eliminated! (Other early birds did in the rest of my list!)

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 08:02:23 AM
Well, I have a few errands to run before heading to the auditions...

Laters...
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 08:07:27 AM

Good morning H/Ks and DRs .......

For the TOD :

Witness For The Prosecution
Inherit The Wind
12 Angry Men
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:08:27 AM
TOD - no yet mentioned (I hope)

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell great supporting cast
Rosie - a Roz Russell gem
Philadelphia

der Brucer
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Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2007, 08:12:03 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Here I am at work after an early meeting at the YWCA.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2007, 08:12:58 AM
Re: last night's HEROES


SPOILERS


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I actually didn't think it was as good as past weeks have been. I did really enjoy mohinder and molly.  And i like watching peter and claire AND hiro and ando.  But i found myself slightly bored.  The end was good (it always is).  But i just didn't feel like anything substantial was happening.
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 08:13:21 AM

And (when he awakens with lids that are no longer heavy)...

Good morning to dear Esteemed, poetic, florid, willowy, and ravishingly-restored BK --

May your lids flutter lightly today like a schoolgirl at a tea dance........ with a gazelle ......... catered by the Randy Vicar.... !
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 08:15:05 AM

And now, I have to be productive for awhile.  I have about 3 or 4 things I need to get done as early as possible today.

TTFN
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Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 08:16:29 AM
Oh, and WHEEEEE ..... I flipped a page all by myself !

..... HOO _ HAY _ SLAM THE DOOR.... I JUST FLIPPED THE PAGE TO FOUR !!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 08:20:39 AM
Some favorite testimony:

CLERK:  Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Velma Kelly:  And then some!
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Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2007, 08:21:00 AM
TOD -

Presumed Innocent
Legal Eagles
The Paper Chase
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 08:23:24 AM
A couple of Lucy courtrooms:

Lucy:  What's this?
Ricky:  It's our on-rehears' and spon-tan-ee-uss testi-mahny.
Lucy:  And we don't need a lawyer?

Lucy's testimony in charades when they sue Danny Williams and family in the Lucy-Desi comedy hour.

Lucy acting as her own lawyer on The Lucy Show.
Viv: (on the stand) Well....you and I....
Lucy:  Hold it!  Would you please tell the court who "you" is....
Viv:  I is Vivian Bagley.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:25:27 AM
I don't have an oatmeal bowl.  I'm eating leftover pizza, the true breakfast of champions.  Yummers.

Easy for him to say - I have the living room mess to clean up!

Those of you who have been taking careful notes remember that yesterday I kept the dogs on a diet because I was too lazy to go shopping before picking up Woody at 5. Well, I fetched the Wrangler, we kibble shopped at Wal-Mart and then Mr. "My Feet Hurt" wanted to go get a take out pizza, which we did. (We did take out becasue the dogs love Pizza night at home).

In our absense, the dogs went foraging and when we returned, the living room was strewn with trash!

See next post for the result!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:29:25 AM
Patient Pooches Ponder Pizza

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207650.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207646.jpg)


(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207661.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207656.jpg)


der Brucer
 
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 08:37:32 AM
I love those pictures!!!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:42:52 AM
Oh, I like PRESUMED INNOCENT, too.

I also liked JAGGED EDGE.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:43:13 AM
Off to get lunch started.

WBBL.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 08:50:54 AM
TOD:

Most of the already-named films, plus

SUSPECT
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 08:51:59 AM
Does LEGALLY BLONDE:  THE MUSICAL count as a courtroom drama?

Not any more than the MOVIE "Legally Blonde" upon which the musical is based.

Both are "comedies" rather than "dramas."

But I HEAR YA!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 08:56:59 AM
Re: last night's HEROES


SPOILERS


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I actually didn't think it was as good as past weeks have been. I did really enjoy mohinder and molly.  And i like watching peter and claire AND hiro and ando.  But i found myself slightly bored.  The end was good (it always is).  But i just didn't feel like anything substantial was happening.

I felt the same way, except I didn't care for the Mohinder and Molly stuff--it felt forced and false to me.  And I was kind of disappointed to learn that Nathan's mother is part of the conspiracy--I was hoping that she was working against the company in some capacity or other.  And the stuff with Skylar and his mother played out too quickly (and besides, I already knew that it was going to end badly between them through this week's article in Entertainment Weekly, though they had it in reverse!)

I just don't get that DL is willing to live or even be in the same room with Jessica or even work with her to find Mica.  And the chameleon woman who kidnapped Mica also has mind-bending powers?  How suddenly convenient.

I also couldn't understand how Nathan would allow Claire to remain in his house just as the rest of his family is arriving.  How does he explain her to his wife?  And wasn't there some kind of urgency a few episodes back to get Claire out of the country?  The same thing with Peter's worriment about going nuclear--why doesn't he just leave the city?  And what happened to the Invisible Man?  

There's just been too many holes in this show lately.  And compared to the richly textured and layered storytelling that's been going on in LOST, HEROES has been sorely lacking.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:06:27 AM
Last night, DR George said:(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/lostworld.jpg)Yeah, we burned our fingers on this and the Thingmakers and the Easy Bake Ovens, but we all lived to tell about it.  

The wussy kids today, though--the only injury they have to worry about is carpel tunnel syndrome or text messaging thumb stress!  Bah!  These kids wouldn't know a good time if it hit them in the head!

Which is exactly what happened to us when we played with Time Bomb!  And we liked it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/tbomb3.gif)

I don't remember having a time machine, but we made Creepy Crawlers and had an Easy Bake oven.   We got burned too.  How else is a kid supposed to learn not to touch hot things?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:07:29 AM
Does LEGALLY BLONDE:  THE MUSICAL count as a courtroom drama?

Don't know, but the movie certainly has a great courtroom scene.  You go girl!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:07:51 AM
My brothers had a Strange Change....game that is.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:08:41 AM
Hmmm....
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 09:09:51 AM
I felt the same way, except I didn't care for the Mohinder and Molly stuff--it felt forced and false to me.  And I was kind of disappointed to learn that Nathan's mother is part of the conspiracy--I was hoping that she was working against the company in some capacity or other.  And the stuff with Skylar and his mother played out too quickly (and besides, I already knew that it was going to end badly between them through this week's article in Entertainment Weekly, though they had it in reverse!)

I just don't get that DL is willing to live or even be in the same room with Jessica or even work with her to find Mica.  And the chameleon woman who kidnapped Mica also has mind-bending powers?  How suddenly convenient.

I also couldn't understand how Nathan would allow Claire to remain in his house just as the rest of his family is arriving.  How does he explain her to his wife?  And wasn't there some kind of urgency a few episodes back to get Claire out of the country?  The same thing with Peter's worriment about going nuclear--why doesn't he just leave the city?  And what happened to the Invisible Man?  

There's just been too many holes in this show lately.  And compared to the richly textured and layered storytelling that's been going on in LOST, HEROES has been sorely lacking.

Totally DISagree with the both of you.

Every episode reveals more information about the story's characters and motivations.

The "Silar" arc is VERY revealing, IMO.  It offers a glimpse into the nature of his sociopathic rages.

Why does D.L. stay with "Jessica"?  He stays because she's "pretending" to be Nikki...and mostly because of Micah, who LOVES  his mother and doesn't want to be away from her.  I know that D.L. is aware of the dual identity, but I don't think he knows that Nikki is trapped, so to speak, and that Jessica pretends to "be" Nikki.

The hour moves so quickly that the show seems to be over just moments after it starts....for me.  They cannot possibly track each and every "Heroes" character in each episode, either.  The "invisible man" was rather adamant about not wanting to associate with anyone. Several episodes back, he got paranoid when Peter was interacting with others like them and he decided Peter wasn't respecting their "arrangement."   The invisible man then "disappeared", so to speak.  I'm certain they'll bring him back at some point.

As for Nathan's mother -- wow!  Have you missed the episodes she's been in?  She could teach Angela Lansbury's "The Manchurian Candidate" mother a thing or two.  She's a totally manipulative and wholly controlling person (I'll bet you thought I was going to say "bitch" here, dintcha!).  Sure, she wants to protect Claire, her granddaughter, just like Nathan, Claire's biological father, was trying to do all her life.  The entire family has "powers", including the mom, if I'm not mistaken.  Just don't know what hers are yet.

As for Peter...the time has not arrived yet when he will "blow up" the city.  He remains in New York because it's his home, it's where others of his kind are, and, I suspect, because he really hopes he can find a way to undo what hasn't yet happened.  He knows absolutely that "the future", as painted by the now-decesased artist, CAN be changed/altered....it's all part of the "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" imagery/message that started everything up in the first place.

I'm not at all sure what you mean, Dan, about mindbending powers of the woman who can shape-shift.  Can you elaborate?  If you are referring to Micah's attempt to escape, only to find himself back in the same room, I'm not certain "she" did that.  I was thinking more along the lines of its being a Linderman arrangement.  

But I could be wrong...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 09:10:50 AM
We got burned too.  How else is a kid supposed to learn not to touch hot things?
;D

As my HS Chemistry teacher was so fond of saying:

HOT glass looks just like COLD glass!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:11:41 AM
TOD- My favs have already been named.  I love My Cousin Vinnie.  That is often used in "how to do cross examination" lectures.  He does a great cross
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 09:12:19 AM
DR der Brucer....

Love, love, love those doggie pizza pictures.  I am convinced that domestic animals instinctively know how to make themselves look most cute when there's food in the balance!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:13:59 AM
Better do a little more work before I go get a haircut and get 1/2 a crunchy cow sandwich to go.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:14:05 AM
The New Mannerists (http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/2007/05/monday_musing_t.html)
Quote

...

Mannerists in general are not compelled primarily by subject matter and the films of the New Mannerists are not ‘about’ things in the way that other films are. That is one of the things I find so remarkable about Coppola’s 'Marie Antoinette'. There are few subjects of world history as fraught with content and meaning as the French Revolution. It's a minefield one is expected to come to with strong positions and the goods to back them up. Coppola lets the camera drift around in scene after scene where we learn next to nothing about the events of the day. We simply see daily life as it unfolds.

Even when the Revolution itself begins to occur—a prime opportunity for drama and narrative arc—it does so in an oddly stilted way, as a kind of non sequitur. Mendelsohn criticizes the movie for precisely this reason. He writes,

"The final silent image in this movie, so filled as it is with striking and suggestive images, tells you more about Coppola, and perhaps our own historical moment, than it could possibly tell you about Marie Antoinette. It's a mournful shot of the Queen's state bedchamber at Versailles, ransacked by the revolutionary mob the night before the Queen and her family were forced to leave, its glittering chandeliers askew, its exquisite boiseries cracked and mangled. You'd never guess from this that men's lives—those of the Queen's guards—were also destroyed in that violence; their severed heads, stuck on pikes, were gleefully paraded before the procession bearing the royal family to Paris. But Coppola forlornly catalogs only the ruined bric-a-brac. As with the teenaged girls for whom she has such sympathy, her worst imagination of disaster, it would seem, is a messy bedroom."
It is as if Coppola is not up to the serious events of the adult world and thus her movie must be a mockery of those events and that world. But that is not the truth that Coppola’s movie is after. Viewed from Marie Antoinette's perspective, from her 'inner experience', there was no other way for the French Revolution to come about than as a non sequitur whose immediate result is best portrayed as a messy bedroom. To me, that scene in the messy bedroom is lovely, disturbing…true.

...


And a neat comment posted to the article:

Quote
To all the reviewers who felt that M.A. left them wanting something of more substance:

Let them eat popcorn!


der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 09:14:06 AM
I love My Cousin Vinnie.

Imagine you're a deer...

 :D

Not a gazelle, mind you.  A deer.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:14:24 AM
Is it not true, DR CILLA LIZ - that the attorney doing the cross examination cannot bring up anything that was NOT covered in the direct?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 09:15:40 AM
a crunchy cow sandwich

Details, please?

 :)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 09:15:59 AM
Was it on a Tv sitcom that a witness turned to the judge and exclaimed "Who are you to judge me?"  I've always liked that court moment.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 09:16:58 AM
NIGHT COURT, maybe?  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:23:43 AM
 I am convinced that domestic animals instinctively know how to make themselves look most cute when there's food in the balance!

And learn that good behavior is rewarded! They all sit very patiently while we eat, knowing that at the end - the crust is THEIRS!

(Once I inadvertantly started eating my crust and Buster got all excited and fidgetty.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:26:05 AM
I saw a courtroom drama go on for hours over a shoplifted glue pen.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 09:26:48 AM
I'm up, I'm up - trying to de-groggify so I can joggify before it gets too hot.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 09:27:14 AM
So it is spoken, so it shall be done - page five.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:27:23 AM
;D

As my HS Chemistry teacher was so fond of saying:

HOT glass looks just like COLD glass!

Not to be confused with;

HOT (gl)ass looks just like...
HOT (gl)ass
!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:28:17 AM
I have a board meeting today, and I just received an email from someone criticizing a document that several of us worked on for months. Said person had many opportunities to do so earlier and waited until the last minute.

I have a headache.

(I am hoping I modified my post before someone points out my typo.)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:29:40 AM
Said person had many opportunities to do so earlier and waited until the last minute.

You could invite her to join your neighbor, Dead Jean.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:30:53 AM
You could invite her to join your neighbor, Dead Jean.

der Brucer

Dead Jean is one of my favorite neighbors.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:33:04 AM
The Goldstein family lives in the house that was formerly owned by Bourbon Dick.

(The house was owned by Berb (Bernice) and Dick. But when I heard a neighbor refer to them for the first time, I heard Bourbon Dick.)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:38:00 AM
I went for my walk this morning to get coffee. Starbucks is a three-mile round trip. But I am going to have to start out earlier. It was hot in the sun.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:40:39 AM
I have a board meeting today, and I just received an email from someone criticizing a document that several of us worked on for months. Said person had many opportunities to do so earlier and waited until the last minute.

I have a headache.

(I am hoping I modified my post before someone points out my typo.)

It's a rule that this happens....   :P
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:41:02 AM
I am watching THE GROUP again.  This is a movie that I have completely ignored for decades....but it's amazing stuff!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 09:46:37 AM
I went to Blockbuster looking for a PV copy of THE PRESTIGE - thanks to DR JOSE I know the title now!  And there wasn't a one!!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 09:51:36 AM
I had to read Inherit the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird for class also. Excellent plays.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 09:53:22 AM
Of course, nothing can beat the OJ spectacle for courtroom drama. Except maybe the Evelyn Nesbit spectacle.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 09:55:49 AM
I saw a courtroom drama go on for hours over a shoplifted glue pen.

did the glue dry during the drama?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 09:57:12 AM
DR JRand56, did you watch THE INTERNS or THE NEW INTERNS when they showed on TCM a few weeks back? Some good soapiness as I recall (I hadn't seen them in years, but hope to watch them this weekend).
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 09:57:20 AM
Of course, nothing can beat the OJ spectacle for courtroom drama. Except maybe the Evelyn Nesbit spectacle.

I try to forget that three-ring circus. I nearly quit watching the telly during the whole trail.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 09:57:48 AM
DerBrucer, the pooches are so well behaved!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 09:58:48 AM
derBrucer, in two of the pics, who is the smaller greyish-black dog sitting on the floor next to the shepherd mix?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:59:15 AM
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/09/02/20070508070909990001)

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/00/07/20070508070409990003)

Missouri Valley, Iowa

About 75 miles south of Sioux City

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:01:30 AM
DerBrucer, the pooches are so well behaved!

Oh - what about that mess all over the living room!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 10:02:56 AM
DR JRand56, did you watch THE INTERNS or THE NEW INTERNS when they showed on TCM a few weeks back? Some good soapiness as I recall (I hadn't seen them in years, but hope to watch them this weekend).

Watched a little bit of both of them....worth some time for the casts, but I doubt that I want to see them again.

I did watch THE LAST SUNSET to see Mr Rad Fulton....who finally showed up one hour into the movie looking very nice.  Although he had a tendency to look a bit cross-eyed in some of his closeups.  I guess he was trying to look like he was thinking!  :P
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 10:03:23 AM
Oh - what about that mess all over the living room!

der Brucer

Must have been the raccoons that came in while you were gone.  ;D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 10:06:28 AM
I'm not at all sure what you mean, Dan, about mindbending powers of the woman who can shape-shift.  Can you elaborate?  If you are referring to Micah's attempt to escape, only to find himself back in the same room, I'm not certain "she" did that.  I was thinking more along the lines of its being a Linderman arrangement.  

But I could be wrong...

When Mica came into the room and she appeared to him, he asked her how did she do that.  She said that she can go into people's minds and make them see whatever she wanted them to see and that if he didn't behave, she would make him see things that would mess him up for life.

Unless she wasn't responsible for the room changes and she was just messing with the kid.  She strikes me as the type who would do that.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:08:16 AM
derBrucer, in two of the pics, who is the smaller greyish-black dog sitting on the floor next to the shepherd mix?

The small pooch is Mikey, an eight year old pug-terrier mix (we think) recused from the pound when he was about 7 weeks old.

The blonde next to him is Bonnie, a Basenji-Terrier mix (we think) stray that joined us with Buster two weeks before we left Long Beach.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:18:20 AM
I did watch THE LAST SUNSET to see Mr Rad Fulton....who finally showed up one hour into the movie looking very nice.  Although he had a tendency to look a bit cross-eyed in some of his closeups.  I guess he was trying to look like he was thinking!  :P

I've seen this movie referred to as "Strange on the Range."

BUT, it has an excellent music score!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:21:26 AM
When Mica came into the room and she appeared to him, he asked her how did she do that.  She said that she can go into people's minds and make them see whatever she wanted them to see and that if he didn't behave, she would make him see things that would mess him up for life.

Unless she wasn't responsible for the room changes and she was just messing with the kid.  She strikes me as the type who would do that.

Okay....hmmmm....so what she is doing is making people "see" her as she wishes to be seen.  I think I've assumed she was "shape-shifting" or "morphing"....but apparently she makes folks see what she wants them to see.

I guess it's possible she could do that to Micah's mind re: always entering the same room no matter where he runs to.

Food for thought...THAT's what I get here!


;)

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 10:21:43 AM
I try to forget that three-ring circus. I nearly quit watching the telly during the whole trail.

We didn't have a tv during that whole thing. It broke, somehow, the day of the slow speed chase.  ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:22:31 AM
The small pooch is Mikey, an eight year old pug-terrier mix (we think) recused from the pound when he was about 7 weeks old.


Did he recuse himself?  Or was it a court order?


:D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:23:08 AM
We didn't have a tv during that whole thing. It broke, somehow, the day of the slow speed chase.  ;)


You were "blessed", then....!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 10:23:28 AM
I once bought a pizza and left half of it on the table in the box for my DS for when he came home later. He asked how come we didn't save any pizza for him. Our lab mix, Misty, was lying  nearby looking innocent.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:23:47 AM
Must have been the raccoons that came in while you were gone.  ;D

Or possibly some o'possums.

Yes, indeedy...some o'possums.



Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:25:01 AM


I made a new page.


[shadow=color,glow width,#characters wide][size=8] Page 6 [/size][/shadow]
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 10:25:31 AM
You're welcome!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:32:46 AM
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE USE THE STAIRS!

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/05/08/world/08shanghai_lg.jpg)

Ryan Pyle for The New York Times

When completed the Shanghai World Financial Center will be taller than the Jin Mao tower nearby, but not quite as tall as a skyscraper that went up recently in Taiwan.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 10:35:33 AM
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/09/02/20070508070909990001)

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/00/07/20070508070409990003)

Missouri Valley, Iowa

About 75 miles south of Sioux City

der Brucer


Fargo, lucked out and we only got a couple of inches. However further south in parts of South Dakota there were areas taht got over 10 inches.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 10:37:14 AM
Oh - what about that mess all over the living room!

der Brucer


Never noticed, but they never caused that... Blame the Gremlins.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 10:38:46 AM
We didn't have a tv during that whole thing. It broke, somehow, the day of the slow speed chase.  ;)

Lucky!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 10:40:15 AM
Food for thought...THAT's what I get here!

In that case...

What does Levain's make you think of?     ::)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 10:41:33 AM
Misty had a lovely treat!  Funny how dogs can look INNOCENT right after getting into mischief.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 10:43:37 AM
Misty had a lovely treat!

One pupperoni, to go!

 :D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
DR JoseSPiano, didn't know if you saw this (http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/10661) review of Bartlett Sher's new production of The Skin of our Teeth in Seattle.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:50:31 AM
(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/images/2007/05/07/sunrisetacomawashington.jpg)

Tacoma, WA - dawn today

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 10:53:23 AM
Back from a jog.  It's very beautiful out, but really HOT.

I was going to ship a few packages today, but I think there are a couple more orders coming in, so I'll wait for those and then ship in the morning.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 10:54:40 AM
(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/images/2007/05/07/sunrisetacomawashington.jpg)
Tacoma, WA - dawn today

Boy, DR TCB's fire escape has a much better "exposure" than DR elmore3003's does!    ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 10:58:32 AM
DR DtM - did you watch AVENTURERA?  I didn't see your comments, but I might have missed them.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 11:01:26 AM
Jack, watch your mailbox for the next few days. I mailed the Playbill for Journey's End yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:03:05 AM
Here is a cow made out of butter and chocolate:
(http://www.jimvictor.com/AssetsFood/miamicow.jpg)

And another, made out of butter alone:
(http://www.jimvictor.com/AssetsFood/Big_Fresno_Cow.jpg)

And here is someone whose voice is like butter:
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:CL695af4glWT9M:http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/barbra.jpg)

Just...because!    :)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:04:54 AM
Jack, watch your mailbox for the next few days.
(http://www.cardmine.co.uk/list24/a240915.jpg)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 11:05:48 AM
In that case...

What does Levain's make you think of?     ::)


It makes me think that DR Jose used to post about his running regimen...as much as four miles per run.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:05:58 AM
Jack, watch your mailbox for the next few days. I mailed the Playbill for Journey's End yesterday afternoon.

Thanks so much, DR BEN!!!   ;D ;D

LOL....DR SINGDAW....looks just like me!  :D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 11:07:34 AM
Oh look - Singdaw found Milky White

(http://www.jimvictor.com/AssetsFood/Big_Fresno_Cow.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 11:13:32 AM
DR DtM - did you watch AVENTURERA?  I didn't see your comments, but I might have missed them.

Nope.  I had slated it for this past weekend but plans got waylayed.  I will watch it at some point in the coming week.  I like the opening music and titles which are spartan in a sort of Riefenstahl kind of way.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 11:15:25 AM
I almost changed my mind and shipped, but then I changed my mind about changing my mind  - it's like I'm losing my mind.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:17:08 AM
Change minds and dance.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:17:55 AM
Not going left...not going right...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:19:04 AM
Nope.  I had slated it for this past weekend but plans got waylayed.  I will watch it at some point in the coming week.  I like the opening music and titles which are spartan in a sort of Riefenstahl kind of way.

Ah!!!  I shall await your comments.  You will hear the Chaquita Banana song with its original Portuguese lyrics sung by the leading lady while she wears a banana hat on her head....and of course at a time of great personal crisis.

And I must congratulate the entertainment director of the whore houses where she works for the quality of their stage presentations!  :o
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:23:47 AM
Hee hee hee.... the Butter cows... I see they are trying to "butter" you up!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:24:32 AM
Now we know where the cows have been... they have been modeling for Land o' Lakes creamery at the Iowa State Fair!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:26:53 AM
I am horrified to say that Indiana is in the grip of a game with an unfortunate name....be aware that it may find its way to your hometown sometime this summer.  :o

http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/ (http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 11:27:11 AM
Jrand - How can you be watching your mailbox if you're sitting at the computer?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:28:05 AM
Jrand - How can you be watching your mailbox if you're sitting at the computer?

The mailman has to walk past my window to get to my mailbox!  8)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 11:28:29 AM
Well, I must be going to sleep.  I don't know if I'll be able to work in the morning and I want to try to get there as soon as I can so that I can leave earlier...and not be around if they come back up later in the day. ;)

Well, I got to work and everything is up and running as if nothing had happened. :-\ Gotta stay...except that it's lunch time now. :)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ben on May 08, 2007, 11:29:18 AM
Singdaw showed us animals and here is a buttery smooth human.

She's Princess Kay of the Milky Way from the Minnesota State Fair
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:29:22 AM
yvonne decarlo dance
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:31:35 AM
Indiana is in the grip of a game with an unfortunate name....http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/ (http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/)

These scare me.  I shudder to ask what the "racing stripe" is for?    :o
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:32:27 AM
The mailman has to walk past my window to get to my mailbox!

Love, look in my window?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:34:19 AM
yvonne decarlo dance

Wow, what a looker you were!

Too bad she's not Still Here.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 11:36:59 AM
My lids are heavy...
(http://common.csnstores.com/common/marketing/dutchoven1.jpg)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 11:44:02 AM
FJL, you've got mail - please check it out.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 11:46:09 AM
singdaw - How did you know the first coiurtroom drama I'd seen was Merman in DOLLY?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:46:57 AM
These scare me.  I shudder to ask what the "racing stripe" is for?    :o

Well...you could get the NASCAR version...  :P
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 11:47:31 AM
Hot today......the weather that is.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 11:57:15 AM
Did you get the e, FJL?  I didn't send it from the usual address, so I want to make certain it didn't go in your spam folder.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 12:05:05 PM
singdaw - How did you know the first courtroom drama I'd seen was Merman in DOLLY?

It was just a hunch!   ;)

Isn't that what inspired you to become an attorney?

I used to have a complete cassette recording of Merman's last performance as Dolly on Broadway, but it has long been lost.  There was an outfit that use to publish a catalogue of such things, for purchase, but I can't remember the name of it.  May not even be in business, anymore.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 12:08:40 PM
I have taken some tylenol and some emergency leftover Easter candy kisses in preparation for the board meeting in an hour.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 12:11:21 PM
I'm not sure there is enough emergency leftover Easter candy kisses, though.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 12:32:34 PM
We need a little posting...
Right this very minute...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 12:55:38 PM
Barnum at the window
And Jose at the spinnet
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 12:56:57 PM
That was a little lumpy, but it rhymes.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 12:59:37 PM
Barnum is at the window trying to get in from the fire escape.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 01:09:15 PM
Had some great viewing experiences, and the best came first. Episode #2 of PLANET EARTH entitled "Mountains." Besides the majestic high def views of the mountains of the world, we got to see the life that inhabits these extreme areas, and boy was it fascinating: snow leopards, pandas, golden eagles, a couple of different avrieties of monkeys. Amazing!

And the high def photography is just mesmerizing. This second episode was even better than the first for reference quality sound and picture.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 01:12:17 PM
Morning all.   Thank you all again for the lovely birthday wishes.  I think they came though.

Just wanted to let you know that I may not post the rest of today since they are moving Mom.  I don't know what to expect.

I have everything packed up and ready to go.  Isn't it amazing what you can collect in a very short space of time?

~~~Still More Vibes for Danise and Her Mother!!~~~
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 01:13:07 PM
Computer vibes to DR George.

Thanks!  Everything turned out just peachy-keen! ;D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 01:13:50 PM
Next I watched last night's CSI: MIAMI. I was very disheartened last week that my favorite character, CSI Ryan Wolf, was fired from the team. This week he was working for a local TV station as an on-air analyst of crime scenes. Good case for him to start his broadcasting career with, but I was disappointed (though not surprised) that he got little encouragement from Caleigh, my second favorite character on the show. She's very rules-oriented, so when people mess up, she rarely cuts them any slack.

I was pleased with the resolution of this week's story.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 01:14:50 PM
I completed my afternoon with Sunday night's ENTOURAGE. Again, I was very pleased with the resulotion of this week's story. Now, if Vince will only go bacto Ari's agency, things will be back to normal.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 01:15:28 PM
When I go back down, I'm going to be watching a movie I recorded from the Fox Movie Channel over the weekend, THE FOXES OF HARROW. Looking forward to seeing this.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 01:16:04 PM
I would have gotten more things watched, but I got three phone calls during the afternoon, one of them almost 45 minutes in length which cut into viewing time.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 01:34:20 PM
I had to give some notes on the next Kritzerland CD release, which took me about two hours to do, but they're done and sent.  

And now I must ready myself for rehearsal and then perhaps some supper.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 01:50:22 PM
I am horrified to say that Indiana is in the grip of a game with an unfortunate name....be aware that it may find its way to your hometown sometime this summer.  :o

http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/ (http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/)

And I worry about folks thinking I make things up ;D

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 01:53:38 PM
Well, I got to work and everything is up and running as if nothing had happened.

The loss of one phase of your three phase power explains all the symptoms you described - particularly the loss of some lights and not others.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 01:56:17 PM

Good afternoon lovelies and crazies....   I'm just taking a very brief moment to pop in, catch up on posts, and then I must get back to a few afternoon appointments I have.

Ssssoooooooooo............

..."Hello, I must be going !".........
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 01:57:00 PM

And, Oh My Lord !!  2 page flips in the same day !!!


This calls for a nice poem / rhyme by dear FJL .....
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 02:04:39 PM
Mercy me...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 02:15:29 PM
Did someone ask for some page-flip music?

Hooray for MusicGuy
That funny sunny honey MusicGuy
I wanna tell ya Lyn is all the rage
No one flips a page
Like that stunning MusicGuy
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 02:22:47 PM
Guess I'll head down now and get an early start on THE FOXES OF HARROW. I cleaned the living room this morning, so I have no other chores before a full night of prime time TV beckons.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 02:25:44 PM
BK - got the email, thanks.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:34:06 PM
Good Afternoon!

Back from auditions.  Actually, we finished around 3:45, and I took a nice walk up from Chelsea to Koreatown (32nd Street to be precise) since the warmer temps put me in the mood for some frozen yogurt.  Pinkberry Green Tea to be precise.

And then I hopped on the D train - which still had it's heat on?!?!!?! - for the ride back uptown.  And, shortly, I believe, I shall take a nap before I head back to midtown for my A Chorus Line pit visit.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:34:54 PM
DR FJL - As for your "bumpy rhyme", I think you can safely take out the "And", and it would still make perfect sense, and be less bumpy.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:35:44 PM
DR singdaw - Thanks for the link to that review.  I had been meaning to look it up.  Some very interesting directorial choices it seems were made.  Very, very interesting.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:37:33 PM
DRs elmore and FJL - By any chance, do either of you have an extra pass to tomorrow night's final dress at Encores?  I was supposed to get one through the casting agency, but they got shorted on their allotment this time round, so...  -I'll probably just wait outside City Center anyway before the show, since the guy who runs the school groups program always has extra passes to give out, but just in case...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:38:13 PM
Oh...

DR FJL - I meant less "lumpy".  ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2007, 02:39:01 PM
"Lumpy" -- was that the name of the Beaver's best friend?

Or was it one of Wally's friends?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:39:19 PM
DR DerBrucer - So... Are you telling me the pooches use silverware and plates, and that they don't like wine either?

;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:41:06 PM
It makes me think that DR Jose used to post about his running regimen...as much as four miles per run.

Thus my attempt at LandRoller-blading yesterday.  And I'll probably make another attempt tomorrow.

;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:44:16 PM
"Lumpy" -- was that the name of the Beaver's best friend?

Or was it one of Wally's friends?

I think Lumpy was one of The Beav's friends.

The annoying one was Wally's friend.  And, alas, the character's name escapes me right now.  -And I don't feel like Googling.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:44:58 PM
And just what "Beav"/"Beaver" short for anyway?


-Again, I won't Google. Don't ask me.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:45:18 PM
And, now, I nap.

Laters...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 02:45:33 PM
OH!!!

Eddie Haskell!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 02:54:28 PM
DR DerBrucer - So... Are you telling me the pooches use silverware and plates, and that they don't like wine either?

;)

Like most pets, they're always up for cleaning plates; Marty, the black lab, will often try to sneak a bite when you're distracted. They all have mastered the art of eating a piece of meat speared on a fork (without jabbing their throats) and can eat ice cream from a spoon and not drop a bit - they even wait patiently in line for their turn. Marty is also a master of drinking from a glass tumbler - don't turn your back if there is ice tea at the ready!

In other words, the dogs have better table manners than do the Grandlads >:(

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 03:13:41 PM
And just what "Beav"/"Beaver" short for anyway?


-Again, I won't Google. Don't ask me.

I'll rescue you:

Leave It To Beaver (http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/leave-beaver.htm)

Quote
Ken Osmond as Edward 'Eddie' Haskell
Frank Bank as Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford

Ever wonder how he got the name "Beaver?" When Wally was young, he couldn't say "Theodore." Called his little brother "Tweder." Ward and June thought "Beaver" sounded better and it stuck.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:37:28 PM
Good evening to one and all and all and one!

Thank you for the travel/moving vibes.  They must have worked because we are in the new place, safe and sound.

Poor Mom the meds they have her on really have her zonked out.  By the time I go down to Sun City (which in the Boon Docks, let me tell you.....) she didn't remember me or the ride down.  

She went down so fast.  I guess a large part is the meds but still I've never seen her so frail and confused.  It hurts to see her like that.

Because Sun City is in the boon docks, I won't be coming down to see her tomorrow or Thursday night.  It will be the first nights I've missed since this begain.

I know she is in good hands but I'm still scared for her.

The clock starts ticking again--we have 60 days here at this Hospice then I will have to find her some place else to go.    At least it will give me a chance to catch my breath and plan for it.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 03:38:22 PM
Ok, it is official...I will arrive in New York, New York early on the morning of June 28th and will be kicked out of town leave the evening of Monday July 2nd.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 03:39:11 PM
Sending out more and more vibes to you Danise!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:39:47 PM
I lOVED the dog pictures, DR DerB!  Such innocent faces!

I called about the dog door and it's proving more difficult then I first thought.  And much more expensive.  Three hundred dollars worth!  Yikes!  But it has to be done sooner or later.  The dogs can't stay at home  ourside all day by themselves if it rains.

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:40:07 PM
I'm glad the computer works, DR George!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:42:06 PM
Sending out more and more vibes to you Danise!!!!!!!!!

Thank you DR MBarnum.  I wish I was making the trip to NYC to be with the gang again.  You know part of this feels like Mom and I are at a hotel---AND WE CAN'T LEAVE!!!   Ughhhhh!

I mean the nurses are nice and so is the place but there's no place like home.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 03:42:11 PM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...

And I've actually been up since about 7:30.  I just opened my eyes, felt awake, so I got out of bed.  -Of course, I'll probably have a big "dip" around 3:00 this afternoon, but in the meantime, I'm up.


What's his name?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:43:22 PM
At least my the pressure seems to be wearing off.  My arm still tingles a little bit but nothing like it did.  

I think after I stay home and get a good night sleep in my own bed tomorrow night I'll feel much, much better.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:44:56 PM
DR MBARNUM will soon be in the New York Groove!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:45:28 PM
Lumpy was Clarence Rutherford son of Fred and Gwyn Rutherford and a friend of Wally Cleaver's.

Fred was sort of Ward's boss at the insurance office, and June always got dressed up when they went over to the Rutherford's house to play bridge.  8)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:47:14 PM
"Lumpy" -- was that the name of the Beaver's best friend?

Or was it one of Wally's friends?

Beaver had many friends...first of all Larry Mondello, followed by Whitey, and then Richard and Gilbert.

Gilbert always had to be the mother when he and Beaver played in the car.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:48:57 PM
Page Nine Stephen Talbot/Gilbert Bates Dance.

Talbot is now a producer at PBS.   8)

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/36/ST-11.jpg)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:51:07 PM
Gilbert is on the left in this picture with Beaver and Whitey.

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/3a/ST-111.jpg)

Notice the nifty sans-a-belt trousers and button down shirt.  ;D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 03:51:09 PM
OMG, a simple rhyme about MBarnum and Jose has led to adiscussion of the Beaver?  Who knew?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 03:52:11 PM
Jose - I may have an extra ticket, but won't know for sure until early tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:52:23 PM
I'm glad Mom is doing okay, Danise. It is probably a good thing she was zonked out and doesn't remember the move. It probably keeps her blood pressure lower.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2007, 03:52:25 PM
DRs elmore and FJL - By any chance, do either of you have an extra pass to tomorrow night's final dress at Encores?  I was supposed to get one through the casting agency, but they got shorted on their allotment this time round, so...  -I'll probably just wait outside City Center anyway before the show, since the guy who runs the school groups program always has extra passes to give out, but just in case...

DR Jose, I do not.  Encores! has never been particularly nice to me, even though I've done work for them from their very first production through THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE. Now they have money, they go for "names." I am going with my friend from the Cole Porter Trust.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:52:35 PM
There can never be enough discussion about The Beaver.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2007, 03:53:25 PM
Ok, it is official...I will arrive in New York, New York early on the morning of June 28th and will be kicked out of town leave the evening of Monday July 2nd.

That's two days, right?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:53:28 PM
Meeting vibes for DR LAURA....I survived mine on Sunday evening....so I am letting you have all my "be quiet" and "suffer in silence" energy.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 03:53:31 PM
Very strange...I know that I once saw GAMES and that I liked it a lot, but for the life of me I cannot recall anything else about it except a scene with Ross and Caan in bed together laughing over some stunt that they just pulled off.  Is this one on DVD?

I just checked Amazon and it is not.





Isn't GAMES a remake of DIABOLIQUE?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 03:53:57 PM
DR FJL - Gotcha.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:53:58 PM
Well the board meeting wasn't so bad. This new chair keeps the meetings much shorter. They used to start at 1 p.m. and end about 7 p.m.

They did, however, add something to my job responsibilities.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:53:58 PM
I don't remember having a time machine, but we made Creepy Crawlers and had an Easy Bake oven.   We got burned too.  How else is a kid supposed to learn not to touch hot things?

I had Creepy Crawlers and Incredible eatables


NOTE:  Do NOT get the plastic for the Creepy Crawlers mixed up with the Incredible eatables .  It does NOT taste to good. :-X :P :-\ ;) :D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:54:13 PM
That's two days, right?

As the crow flies it may be.

June 28, 29, 30 - July 1, 2   8)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 03:54:46 PM
DR elmore - Gotcha.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:54:50 PM
My sister and I had Fun Flowers and Creepy Crawlers.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2007, 03:54:53 PM
Thank you DR MBarnum.  I wish I was making the trip to NYC to be with the gang again.  You know part of this feels like Mom and I are at a hotel---AND WE CAN'T LEAVE!!!   Ughhhhh!


That's a problem, DR Danise, DR MBarnum will never have to face.

I'm sending good thoughts your way, DR Danise.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 03:54:55 PM
Well the board meeting wasn't so bad. This new chair keeps the meetings much shorter. They used to start at 1 p.m. and end about 7 p.m.

They did, however, add something to my job responsibilities.

Remember if you do it once, it becomes YOUR job.  :-X
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 03:57:27 PM
DR MBarnum - You truly are more than welcome to spend a night or two over at my place during your upcoming trip.  There's room here, and an Aero-Bed.  Plus, I believe you'll be safe since my roommates will undoubtedly be "protecting" you.

;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:57:31 PM
Remember if you do it once, it becomes YOUR job.  :-X

Yes, I know.

It never seemed to become anyone else's job when THEY did it once, though.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:58:05 PM
Fun Flowers:

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 03:58:23 PM
OK... I need to get ready to head down to the Schoenfeld...

Laters...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:58:34 PM
Thank you DRL and DR Elmore.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 03:59:52 PM
Creepy Crawlers:

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 03:59:58 PM
Remember if you do it once, it becomes YOUR job.  :-X

Amen, Brother, Amen.  Ain't it the truth!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 04:02:34 PM
I had Creepy Crawlers and Incredible eatables


NOTE:  Do NOT get the plastic for the Creepy Crawlers mixed up with the Incredible eatables .  It does NOT taste to good. :-X :P :-\ ;) :D

We've all tried chewing on a Creepy Crawler or two, didn't we? :)

Danise, I'm so glad to read that your mom is in the new place.  She will probably become a little more with it once she gets adjusted to the new surroundings.  And it's good that you'll get to get a good night's sleep in your own bed.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:03:22 PM
Ok, it is official...I will arrive in New York, New York early on the morning of June 28th and will be kicked out of town leave the evening of Monday July 2nd.

Watch out for the feathers, they stick to the tar.
(And keep track of all your undies, for heaven's sake.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2007, 04:06:27 PM
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/09/02/20070508070909990001)

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/00/07/20070508070409990003)

Missouri Valley, Iowa

About 75 miles south of Sioux City

der Brucer


OK Cillaliz, maybe I *don't* want your rain!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 08, 2007, 04:07:12 PM
What were the dot things that you made with a Thingmaker?

Along with Creepy Crawlers, I had Fright Factory, which provided me with many years supply of glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/thingmaker.jpg)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:08:21 PM
I lOVED the dog pictures, DR DerB!  Such innocent faces!

I called about the dog door and it's proving more difficult then I first thought.  And much more expensive.  Three hundred dollars worth!  

A fair price if you having it installed in a regular exterior door. Folks with "Florida Doors" (sliding glass patio things) have it much easier - it's an easy do-it-your self from Home Depot job.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 04:08:40 PM
We've all tried chewing on a Creepy Crawler or two, didn't we? :)

Danise, I'm so glad to read that your mom is in the new place.  She will probably become a little more with it once she gets adjusted to the new surroundings.  And it's good that you'll get to get a good night's sleep in your own bed.

Well- ;)

I figure that's why I should be here for her first night.  Moving to a new place is pretty upsetting.  She doesn't really know what is going on but at least I think she knows on some level that I'm here for her.

Tomorrow will be rough but it will be nice to have my own bed back.



Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2007, 04:08:43 PM
Our racoons have opened the garbage can and taken out left-over slices of pizza and sat on the porch railing, chomping away.

They have no fear.

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 04:10:21 PM
Watch out for the feathers, they stick to the tar.
(And keep track of all your undies, for heaven's sake.)

der Brucer


Pictures.  We want lots and lots of pictures.   :D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 04:11:19 PM
Vibes for DR DANISE!!

Have fun at ACL DR JOSE.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2007, 04:11:45 PM
And I must congratulate the entertainment director of the whore houses where she works for the quality of their stage presentations!  :o

Not to mention that the stage is about 3 miles deep!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 04:12:06 PM
A fair price if you having it installed in a regular exterior door. Folks with "Florida Doors" (sliding glass patio things) have it much easier - it's an easy do-it-your self from Home Depot job.

der Brucer

It might just be easier to teach Bear how the open the door for Sheena and himself!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jrand70 on May 08, 2007, 04:12:16 PM
DR SINGDAW posted a very nice garden yesterday for those of us who are not Luther Burbank....
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2007, 04:15:02 PM
Vibes for DR DANISE!!

Have fun at ACL DR JOSE.

Thank you and I also wish DR Jose fun at ACL!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:18:05 PM
Griffith Park ablaze - LA Zoo animals in peril.

Griffith Observatory area evacuated.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2007, 04:21:10 PM
Here is an interview with the runner up team on TAR:

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/interview-dustin-and-kandice-talk-about-their-amazing-experience-5140.php
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:21:40 PM
Our racoons have opened the garbage can and taken out left-over slices of pizza and sat on the porch railing, chomping away.

They have no fear.

Well, they know "Ms Left-Atlanta" is probably unarmed :)

der Brucer

(Like "Mr Right-Delaware" could ever shoot a 'coon)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:27:30 PM
For a fun trip watch By Kids, For Kids (http://www.theonion.com/content//node/61443?utm_source=embedded_video_2) Gap ad by the Onion News Network

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 04:49:43 PM
Did someone ask for some page-flip music?

Hooray for MusicGuy
That funny sunny honey MusicGuy
I wanna tell ya Lyn is all the rage
No one flips a page
Like that stunning MusicGuy

Well, dear FJL,....... I am now truly honored and gobsmacked.  To be blessed with my own lyric by FJL.......

Now, we just need clearance from the Richard Whiting estate.... a stunning orchestration by Elmo, .... an "Angel" to provide a 45 piece orchestra,.... dear uber-talented Jose to conduct.... and Guy Haines to sing !

Oy!..... I could float heavenward a happy boy!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 04:57:47 PM
The Goldstein family lives in the house that was formerly owned by Bourbon Dick.

(The house was owned by Berb (Bernice) and Dick. But when I heard a neighbor refer to them for the first time, I heard Bourbon Dick.)


Dead Jean and Bourbon Dick!  That is the name of my new murder mystery.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 04:58:48 PM

And now I have to start getting ready for my evening meeting that I have tonight.  I'll try to check in a little later this evening.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 04:59:13 PM
Now, we just need clearance from the Richard Whiting estate.... a stunning orchestration by Elmo, .... an "Angel" to provide a 45 piece orchestra,.... dear uber-talented Jose to conduct.... and Guy Haines to sing !

If only we could find a talented documentarian to film the creative journey - one without a tin ear.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 05:01:05 PM


I did watch THE LAST SUNSET to see Mr Rad Fulton....who finally showed up one hour into the movie looking very nice.  Although he had a tendency to look a bit cross-eyed in some of his closeups.  I guess he was trying to look like he was thinking!  :P

Didn't da Vinci paint THE LAST SUNSET?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 05:01:24 PM
And Phoenix is vying for attention by hosting a giant dust storm!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 05:05:48 PM
Thanks for the roomie offer DR Jose...I may need a backup if I get evicted from the fire escape.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 05:10:58 PM
And Phoenix is vying for attention by hosting a giant dust storm!

der Brucer

Are we? I should look out the window.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 05:12:15 PM
The light is different.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 05:34:26 PM
I am horrified to say that Indiana is in the grip of a game with an unfortunate name....be aware that it may find its way to your hometown sometime this summer.  :o

http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/ (http://www.cornholeoutlet.com/)

Unfortunate name?  Whatever do you mean?

;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 05:36:20 PM
I'm glad the computer works, DR George!

Me too, and I'm really glad that it didn't crash.  I've been through that twice...and that's two too many times.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: George on May 08, 2007, 05:36:36 PM
The loss of one phase of your three phase power explains all the symptoms you described - particularly the loss of some lights and not others.

der Brucer

I just thought that it was very strange that my monitor worked but the CPU didn't, when they were plugged into the same outlet.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 05:42:00 PM
Ah, yes. The dust storm is here now.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:47:34 PM
Is it not true, DR CILLA LIZ - that the attorney doing the cross examination cannot bring up anything that was NOT covered in the direct?

It depends on where you are. In Arizona, they have what they call "wide open cross" where you can ask anything. In Iowa and Fed Court, you are supposed to stay within the scope of direct which can be expanded when a witness opens the door by answering with something other than what you ask.  As a matter of convenience, the judges usually give you a lot of leeway because all you have to do is ask that the witness not be released from the subpoena and call them as your witness. If it is a hostile witness, you can ask them leading questions.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 05:48:55 PM
Patient Pooches Ponder Pizza
Fletcher, Buster, and an eye of Mikey
Quote
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207650.jpg)
Fletcher, Mikey, Bonnie
Quote
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207646.jpg)
Mikey, Bonnie, and a very dark Marty
Quote
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207661.jpg)
Mikey and Bonnie
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/15975367/251207656.jpg)

Quote
der Brucer
There's a reason one of Mikey's nicknames is "Batface."

(His other major nick is "Bubblebutt.")
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:49:34 PM
Details, please?

 :)

Crunchy Cow = Roast beef, sprouts, cucumber and cream cheese on a wheat roll (6" like Subway)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:52:17 PM
I went for my walk this morning to get coffee. Starbucks is a three-mile round trip. But I am going to have to start out earlier. It was hot in the sun.

I didn't know there was anywhere in the world where going to Starbucks was a three mile trip  ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:53:39 PM
Of course, nothing can beat the OJ spectacle for courtroom drama. Except maybe the Evelyn Nesbit spectacle.

I represented a witness today whose first two names were Orenthal James...  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:55:11 PM
I try to forget that three-ring circus. I nearly quit watching the telly during the whole trail.

Oh I loved it.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 05:55:50 PM
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/09/02/20070508070909990001)

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/00/07/20070508070409990003)

Missouri Valley, Iowa

About 75 miles south of Sioux City

der Brucer



Edi! I told you to come and get your rain!!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 05:59:00 PM
Lumpy was Clarence Rutherford son of Fred and Gwyn Rutherford and a friend of Wally Cleaver's.

Fred was sort of Ward's boss at the insurance office, and June always got dressed up when they went over to the Rutherford's house to play bridge.  8)


June got dressed up to empty the garbage!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:01:16 PM
Der Brucer is enjoying the results of my remembering the story titled "The Randy Vicar and the Spatchcocked Bird."
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:02:57 PM
Spatchcock = To Butterfly.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 06:03:08 PM
Remember if you do it once, it becomes YOUR job.  :-X


Really?  That makes me a hooker!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:10:21 PM
What I understand happened in Missouri Valley was partly the rain, but a levee broke and the town is in a bowl shaped valley, so it filled with water.   I don't know how it is today. That's the area where they had to close the interstate because it was under water.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:13:47 PM
Basically, what I did was remove the backbone from a whole roasting chicken, then took out the cartilage separating the breasts.  This made it easy to lay the bird flat in the pan.

I then made a compound butter with the lemon and lime zest and fresh cilantro, and stuffed that under the skin of the breasts and the legs/thighs.  Started the roasting at 450 F for 15 minutes, turned down the temp to 360 F and basted the bird with it's juices, and rebasted every 15 minutes over the next 45 minutes.  I turned the oven off and let the bird rest in the oven with the door cracked open.

Sides were shoestring fries, baked beans, and cole slaw.

Der Brucer is quite happy with the result.

I'll eat later - I had lunch after I came home from work.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 06:13:49 PM
Crunchy Cow = Roast beef, sprouts, cucumber and cream cheese on a wheat roll (6" like Subway)

Thanks, DR Cillaliz!!  Sounds DEE-lish.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 06:16:43 PM
Being purposefully oblique and obscure, if anyone would like copies of the bonus tracks mentioned here (http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=1398700), please let me know.    ::)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:19:13 PM
News from work - I get to train all the new cart wranglers.  Dixie and Bob want to keep them away from the old cart wranglers who can't be bothered to work for their paychecks.

This could be fun!

It's nice to be trusted like this, too.

Now, if only I could get my feet to stop hurting.  First the small of my left foot was acting up, this morning the spot behind my right ankle took over, halfway through my shift today (at the register) my left leg muscle was aching, and now my right leg muscle is pulling the same stunt.

 :-\

I think this means I'm getting older.  And the wranglers I'll be training are what, a third of my age?

Maybe I'd better re-think what I'm getting into.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2007, 06:21:56 PM
Ok, it is official...I will arrive in New York, New York early on the morning of June 28th and will be kicked out of town leave the evening of Monday July 2nd.

Oh, perfect, DR MBarnum!  DH Richard and I are scheduled to arrive by train from Washington, DC, on the afternoon of June 28 and fly out late in the afternoon of Monday, July 2!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2007, 06:23:01 PM
Really?  That makes me a hooker!

No, you're redeemed, because you've turned over a new leaf.   :)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:23:34 PM
Crunchy Cow = Roast beef, sprouts, cucumber and cream cheese on a wheat roll (6" like Subway)
Add some red or green leaf lettuce, substitute a big flour tortilla for the roll, and this sounds like a very nice wrap!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:25:24 PM
Ok, it is official...I will arrive in New York, New York early on the morning of June 28th and will be kicked out of town leave the evening of Monday July 2nd.
Be kicked out of town
Be ridden out of town on a rail
Make a graceful exit.

 ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:27:02 PM
I had  a really long day at work but managed to get a haircut (same style as the avatar), set up my business bank account, talk to my insurance agent and get that crunchy cow for lunch.   It was a good day.  The best thing is that I have two pretty light days scheduled tomorrow and the next day and the others in the office will be leaving sometime tomorrow to go to Des Moines to attend the interviews for my replacement.  

Our office computer guru is coming up to install a computer and hang out with me at the office.  We get a long great so it should be fun.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2007, 06:27:28 PM
DS Rob just left after being here after work to cut the grass.  I rewarded him with dinner from The Jug (http://www.thejug.com), an authentic drive-in just up the street from our house.  DH Richard's parents dated there (when it was at another location) when they were in high school and DS Rob worked as a cook 3 summers ago.  It's a true sign of summer when you can get a double cheeseburger (no onions, no middle bread), fries, and root beer in a frosted mug.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:28:25 PM
I'm green with envy about the late June NYC trip. You all must promise detailed updates and many photos!!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2007, 06:30:06 PM
I'm green with envy about the late June NYC trip. You all must promise detailed updates and many photos!!!

Can't we talk you into joining us?  Isn't there some piece of office furniture that you can only get in Manhattan?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:32:25 PM
Over the next couple days I will be sorting through all the files and "stuff" in my desk and file cabinet, and the piles on my desk.   I will throw things away, shred to beat the band and pack up things I won't need for the next couple months but will want to take to my new office.     I'm also going to print out all the work I want to save and put it in 3 ring binders so I can have it if I need it.  (not likely, but one never knows)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:35:17 PM
Can't we talk you into joining us?  Isn't there some piece of office furniture that you can only get in Manhattan?
I would love to, but that isn't going to happen.  June 29th is my last day, so there will be documents to sign, keys to turn in, things to move to the new office, etc.  

However, since I'm flying United to the conference in Orlando (giving me enough points for a free ticket) and since I have mucho Marriott points (enough for a couple free nights already),  I could be convinced to go during the next HHW NYC gathering....and by then I will once again be an independent woman!!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:36:50 PM
The small pooch is Mikey, an eight year old pug-terrier mix (we think) recused from the pound when he was about 7 weeks old.

The blonde next to him is Bonnie, a Basenji-Terrier mix (we think) stray that joined us with Buster two weeks before we left Long Beach.

der Brucer
Three weeks, not two.

And it should be noted that Bonnie and Buster and sister and brother.  As far as we can tell.  Same size, same coloring, same shape.  She just happens to have pointy ears and a smooth, short coat, while his ears flop and his coat is long and shaggy.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:38:19 PM
Good lord, could Nellie Furtado possibly sing any more through her nose???
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:38:43 PM
I'm watching Dancing With the Stars.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:41:26 PM
I may not be right about the flooding in Mo. Valley. That's what I heard, but now I'm reading they voluntarily evacuated the town of Red Oak. Hmm.  This isn't 1993 flood porportions yet, but if the rain keeps up at the pace it's been this month, it very well could be.   That was a nightmare.  I spent my birthday filling sand bags....heck, I spent most of the summer filling sand bags....that was my first year in private practice...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:43:13 PM
Master P the dancing fairy??  LOL, the results show is really pretty bad
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:44:45 PM
8799
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:45:05 PM
8800 - no biggie, just decided to get there
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 06:46:46 PM
I don't think I have anything more to say tonight.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2007, 06:48:01 PM
Is Dancing with the Stars as tacky as American idol?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:49:59 PM
This is an actual footnote to an amended order filed in federal court today

1The previous Order (Docket No. 21) filed in this matter
indicated that Ms. Forsyth would be out of the office
attending a seminary. This, of course, was a typo and the
amended Order is being filed to correct that Ms. Forsyth is
out of the office attending a seminar.

I added the italics, but it's the part that really cracked me up
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 06:52:11 PM
Is Dancing with the Stars as tacky as American idol?


No, I think it's a lot more fun. They aren't trying to get a trophy or rich and famous, they are just dancing for a disco ball trophy and to say they won.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 06:54:37 PM
...and June always got dressed up when they went over to the Rutherford's house to play bridge.  8)
When did June ever dress down?  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 06:55:15 PM
No, you're redeemed, because you've turned over a new leaf.   :)


But I did do it once!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 07:05:52 PM
Has anyone ever noticed how relentlessly cheery the music is on the Law & Order shows?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 07:06:38 PM
I'm going to make an early night of it.  Back tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 07:07:03 PM
But I did do it once!
You've done everything once.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 07:07:33 PM
For a lark.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2007, 07:07:55 PM
Twice, though, loses the spark.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 07:44:58 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Paramount Hotel in New York?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: TCB on May 08, 2007, 08:00:25 PM
Oh, never mind.  The Paramount got on the wrong list.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:15:13 PM
Isn't GAMES a remake of DIABOLIQUE?

Is there an echo in here?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 08:17:14 PM
Back from a good work session and by the end of this week we should have all the songs chosen, at least we'll have a first version of what will become the act.

I had some supper at the Pig 'n' Whistle, about which more later.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 08:17:27 PM
I must now watch a motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 08, 2007, 08:22:48 PM
Back from a good work session and by the end of this week we should have all the songs chosen, at least we'll have a first version of what will become the act.

I had some supper at the Pig 'n' Whistle, about which more later.

sounds exciting
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:24:52 PM
I watched THE FOXES OF HARROW before prime time began tonight. It's almost two hours so it was all I had time for prior to TV beginning.

Pretty good print that the Fox Movie Channel is using. There were some speckles but nothing major and the black and white was really lush looking.

I enjoyed it. It told the story leisurely, not rushing through anything, and making the story pretty up front for 1947 when it was filmed. I mean, there was no doubt that O'Hara was basically raped on her wedding night or that Rex Harrison was engaged in an open affair with another woman while still married.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:28:49 PM
AMERICAN IDOL had pretty much a dud show tonight. I didn't think the BeeGees/Gibb music would be especially suitable for solo singers, and I was right.

Melinda was solidly professional on both her songs. I thought Blake did much better than the judges gave him credit for doing. I wasn't nearly as impressed with Jordin's first song as they were and felt both of her songs pointed up her basic weaknesses: a weak low end, a shaky head voice, and pitch problems in her upper belt range.

As for LaKisha, she was my least favorite tonight. As she has done with almost every single mentor the show has had, she totally ignored the advice on both of her songs, and they were the poorer for her choices.

My order:

Melinda, Blake, Jordin, and LaKisha. I think LaKisha should go home.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:30:32 PM
VERONICA MARS had one of th simpliest cases in the three year history of the show. Really, not very mysterious at all, and way more sentimental than the show has ever been.

Interesting twist with Keith's situation in his bid for sheriff, but the Veronica plot tonight was really feeble. You can tell that the writers' hearts just aren't in these stand alone episodes.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:31:24 PM
THE SHIELD, as always, riveting from beginning to end, and now that Shane has come clean about what happened to Lem, another additional layer of tension has been added to a show where the tension is already almost unbearable.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 08:32:09 PM
Tomorrow, I'll have both LAW & ORDERs from tonight along with BOSTON LEGAL and HOUSE plus THE SOPRANOS from Sunday.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:45:59 PM
8800 - no biggie, just decided to get there

What a lot of Iowa gals say when they make it to the footbridge.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:50:11 PM
LA Fire pic:

(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1716_images/0508072056_M_050807_lafire2.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:54:17 PM
Basically, what I did was remove the backbone ... then took out the cartilage separating the breasts.

Sounds like a scene from Nip/Tick

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:56:15 PM
Crunchy Cow = Roast beef, sprouts, cucumber and cream cheese on a wheat roll (6" like Subway)

When it comes to sandwiches, they can leave the sprouts in Brussels.

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 08:58:20 PM

I had some supper at the Pig 'n' Whistle....

A food joint catering to police?

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:04:54 PM
Good Evening!

Back from ACL...

God, I love that show!

God, I love being in that pit!

God, I wish I was in that pit!

God, I wish I was in any pit right now!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:05:54 PM
Crawfordsville, IN, warming up for summer:

(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1714_images/0508071707_M_050807_indiana_fire1.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:07:12 PM
Good Evening!

Back from ACL...

God, I love that show!

God, I love being in that pit!

God, I wish I was in that pit!

God, I wish I was in any pit right now!

Frustrated yearnings - the pits!

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2007, 09:08:11 PM
Heading down to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:11:51 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1714_images/0508070804_M_050807_gem.jpg)

May 8: A Sotheby's employee presents a cushion-shaped yellow diamond weighing 102.54 carats, left, and a pear-shaped yellow diamond weighing 82.48 carats in Geneva, Switzerland. The Donnersmack diamonds may fetch $1.5 million at auction May 17.

der Brucer

"Donnersmack" - sounds like a cannibal challenge to a duel

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:15:13 PM
...Just had to get that out of the way...  In any case...

I had a wonderful time tonight in the bowels of the Schoenfeld Theatre.  That orchestration - even though some of it has been adjusted for the revival - is truly thrilling in places.  And since the orchestra is in a room under the stage, I was in true "Surround Sound".

It was also neat/good to realize that piano part is basically the same.  There is more exposed stuff in the Tap Dance sequence - which I still feel is a few ticks too fast - but there are other parts where the piano part is simpler.  There's no real opening right now in the pit - well, maybe, but... - but if I were to be called in as an emergency sub, I really don't think I'd have any issues playing the book.

*And there was one bit of "excitement" tonight to up above...  Apparently, something happened to the actress who plays Val, and she was rushed to the hospital after the Montage sequence - luckily, everyone leaves the stage for "Music and the Mirror" anyway.  So, when the cast came back on for the "One" rehearsal sequence, the swing was now playing Val.  And she's a redhead - the "real" Val is blond.  So...  We all wondered just how long it took for the audience to notice the change, if they did at all.  ;)   Needless to say, the "Alternatives" sequence was a bit "interesting".  -So, what would you do if you couldn't dance anymore?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:15:54 PM
Hmmm... I really want to call Domino's right now... Pepperoni and Mushroom... Hmm..
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:16:36 PM
DR DerBrucer - You're really spreading the sunshine tonight, aren't ya'?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:20:15 PM
Really?  That makes me a hooker!

You make carpets?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:21:52 PM
I didn't know there was anywhere in the world where going to Starbucks was a three mile trip  ;)

Hmm... Not that would be interesting walking tour... The Starbucks of New York City.


NOT![/b]
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:23:12 PM
DR Dan (the Man) and DearReaderLaura - You guys had all the cool toys!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:24:27 PM
Being purposefully oblique and obscure, if anyone would like copies of the bonus tracks mentioned here (http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=1398700), please let me know.    ::)

I was going to ask, "Have you no shame?", but I guess we know the answer that question now.


;D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:25:56 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Paramount Hotel in New York?

I do.  It has a neat but slightly confusing lobby.  The rooms are on the small side, but they are nicely appointed.

-So what list were looking at?  ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cason on May 08, 2007, 09:27:06 PM
So, back from the verge of the Apocalypse.

After a call from my DM, I went out to the street to see if I could see any of the chaos up in Griffith Park (it is where I usually run on wonderfully beautiful, sunny days like today was), as I hadn't really been out to check it out today.  I walked about halfway up the block to see if there was anything in relation to the billion-dollar-fresh-off-the-remodel Griffith Observatory, which I can see from here, to find that there was a flank of the fire within a half-mile at most.  As I stood and described it to my DM, I decided to be like every other tenant in my complex and head up to the roof to see what I could see...

And it looked like a warzone.  The flank I saw was the westmost point of the fire - the wind was blowing all of the smoke to the east, and in doing so, it illuminated the other licks of flame that were dotting the hills.  Very creepy to see all of that happening so close to my apartment.

Luckily, it isn't threatening (nor do I think it will) my area, but it is still very scary to stand up there and watch fires raging so close to you.  Along with the rest of humanity up there, filming and taking pictures...

Nothing like mankind's obsession towards those things that have the power to destroy it.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:28:24 PM
And speaking of walking tours...

I picked up the new issue of Time Out New York (TONY) tonight.  And it has a great article of various walking tours, as well, as some off the beaten path walks in Central Park - including one "edible" one.

Bring your gardening shears!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:29:30 PM
There is more exposed stuff in the Tap Dance sequence -

Nude tap?

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:29:49 PM
So, back from the verge of the Apocalypse.

After a call from my DM, I went out to the street to see if I could see any of the chaos up in Griffith Park (it is where I usually run on wonderfully beautiful, sunny days like today was), as I hadn't really been out to check it out today.  I walked about halfway up the block to see if there was anything in relation to the billion-dollar-fresh-off-the-remodel Griffith Observatory, which I can see from here, to find that there was a flank of the fire within a half-mile at most.  As I stood and described it to my DM, I decided to be like every other tenant in my complex and head up to the roof to see what I could see...

And it looked like a warzone.  The flank I saw was the westmost point of the fire - the wind was blowing all of the smoke to the east, and in doing so, it illuminated the other licks of flame that were dotting the hills.  Very creepy to see all of that happening so close to my apartment.

Luckily, it isn't threatening (nor do I think it will) my area, but it is still very scary to stand up there and watch fires raging so close to you.  Along with the rest of humanity up there, filming and taking pictures...

Nothing like mankind's obsession towards those things that have the power to destroy it.

My friend, Chris, lives right by Albertson's up the hill from you (I guess).  I should give him a call.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 09:33:40 PM
So, back from the verge of the Apocalypse.


And I get chided for posting one little-ole picture 8)

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:35:47 PM
I am very very frustrated with my laptop tonight. I'm thinking that maybe someone is using my unsecured network, so I'm going to start unplugging it when I'm not using it so it's unreliable to any neighboring thiefs.   My computer was only screwed up when the wireless was online  and it was VERY slow.  

I did a full system virus scan and defragmented. It still is slow.  

I keep thinking my new neighbors wireless network is causing problems for my weather radio and my internet.  Am I crazy or is that possible
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cason on May 08, 2007, 09:35:54 PM
The picture is amazing -- but pardon the pun, it doesn't hold a flame to what it looks like at night.  Verrrrry creepy.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Sandra on May 08, 2007, 09:36:36 PM
I am caught up.

I have nothing to say.

I don't know from courtroom dramas.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cason on May 08, 2007, 09:37:09 PM
Alright - so as to combat whatever ailment is currently in my system, I think I am off -- try and get some good sleep in this evening...the last night I'll be able to get to bed at a regular hour for the rest of the week.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:38:46 PM
They once did a "controlled burn" across the road from my house at the lake (it's really in the country)  They had no fire department there and it was acres and acres burning.  They had told the county that they would have adequate people there to keep the fire under control.  2 guys with shovels.   The fire almost jumped the road to my trees.

We had no notice about it. When I went outside and looked across the road, all I could see was flames.   It was terrifying.  I have photos somewhere. One of a firetruck someone called who is driving away from the flames...it wasn't their jurisdiction and it was a "controlled burn"
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Cillaliz on May 08, 2007, 09:40:01 PM
Now that I know it's just my laptop or the wireless, I am going to disconnect the modem and get some sleep.  
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 09:50:40 PM
Jose - I will have an extra ticket for the rehearsal tomorrow night, but I don't know if the seats will be particularly good until i pick them up, which I'll TRY to do betwen 12 and 1 tomorrow.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 09:56:49 PM
Jose - I will have an extra ticket for the rehearsal tomorrow night, but I don't know if the seats will be particularly good until i pick them up, which I'll TRY to do betwen 12 and 1 tomorrow.

A ticket is a ticket.  And it is the final dress, all the center orchestra seats will be roped off anyway.  *Now, if you happen to have two... ;)
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2007, 09:57:31 PM
I'm green with envy about the late June NYC trip. You all must promise detailed updates and many photos!!!

Don't be envious Cillaliz...come and join us!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 08, 2007, 10:11:17 PM
So, back from the verge of the Apocalypse.

After a call from my DM, I went out to the street to see if I could see any of the chaos up in Griffith Park (it is where I usually run on wonderfully beautiful, sunny days like today was), as I hadn't really been out to check it out today.  I walked about halfway up the block to see if there was anything in relation to the billion-dollar-fresh-off-the-remodel Griffith Observatory, which I can see from here, to find that there was a flank of the fire within a half-mile at most.  As I stood and described it to my DM, I decided to be like every other tenant in my complex and head up to the roof to see what I could see...

And it looked like a warzone.  The flank I saw was the westmost point of the fire - the wind was blowing all of the smoke to the east, and in doing so, it illuminated the other licks of flame that were dotting the hills.  Very creepy to see all of that happening so close to my apartment.

Luckily, it isn't threatening (nor do I think it will) my area, but it is still very scary to stand up there and watch fires raging so close to you.  Along with the rest of humanity up there, filming and taking pictures...

Nothing like mankind's obsession towards those things that have the power to destroy it.

I too see the flamage, and it is just making everything hotter. How dare that man.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 10:14:14 PM
Does anyone have the story about the creep who started the fire?  All I heard was that they caught him.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: MusicGuy on May 08, 2007, 10:24:47 PM

It is time to turn in, and so I'll bid g'night to the adorable Adrianna,

and to the daunting derB,

and to the breathtaking BK,

and to hubba hubba (or is that jubba jubba) dear Jose...

sweet dreams on pillows boys and girls !

Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:27:57 PM
Does anyone have the story about the creep who started the fire?  All I heard was that they caught him.

He is in the hospital being treated for burns.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270815,00.html)

Quote
The man, possibly homeless, told investigators he fell asleep while smoking and was burned on his stomach and shoulders, said a high-ranking city official who requested anonymity since the arson unit had not announced its findings.

"The man claims he fell asleep on the trail, and his injuries appear to be consistent with that version," the official said.


der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2007, 10:34:07 PM
And now...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 10:36:29 PM
Jose - Not even sure the seat will be downstairs, so be forewarned.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 10:48:41 PM
Miss ET (Errant and Truant) quickly checking in...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 10:50:40 PM
Page 14
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2007, 10:51:00 PM
And hello, Miss Karen
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 10:51:26 PM
eeeek, there is no way to catch up...guess I'll have to add clueless to errant and truant...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 10:52:48 PM
And hello, Miss Karen

Greetings, DR FJL! I've missed you all most terribly..
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 10:55:02 PM
...even you, der Brucer!  ;D
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 10:58:03 PM
Miss ET (Errant and Truant) quickly checking in...

Figures - I post diamonds and here comes Miss "Pin Them On Me" Karen

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: bk on May 08, 2007, 11:01:53 PM
So a guy who is smoking falls asleep - genius.  Homeless or not homeless, what a creep.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:02:20 PM
And it looks like I'll be even more errant and truant -- got a 911 call this morning from the theatre up in Sedona that was doing TALKING WITH -- one of the cast members bailed and they open this Thursday.  So, based on the rec from a friend of mine who has done some work with them, they were wanting to know I'd take on the Lila character who does the Lamps monologue.  Call me crazy, but I said yes....
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:03:32 PM
Figures - I post diamonds and here comes Miss "Pin Them On Me" Karen

der Brucer

Yes, diamonds are a girl's best friend...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:06:14 PM
Okay, bk, you tease, spill the beans -- what interesting email did you get about The Brain?
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:08:28 PM
Post #400!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 11:10:05 PM

Call me crazy, but I said yes....

An easy call - YOU CRAZY LADY! (and worse and more of it - YOU EASY!)

der Brucer

But we luvx ya anyway!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:12:42 PM
An easy call - YOU CRAZY LADY! (and worse and more of it - YOU EASY!)

der Brucer

But we luvx ya anyway!

Earth girls are easy! Yeahh!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:15:36 PM
TOD -- 12 Angry Men!

and To Kill A Mockingbird, A Few Good Men, Inherit the Wind (oh, forget it, everyone has already named all the good ones so Mr. P is gonna accuse me of "retreading" so I'll stop)...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:21:05 PM
Whelp, time to go see if this Old Lady brain can learn a monologue in two days -- my first rehearsal is tomorrow at 3 pm -- it'll be like back in college, cramming for a final...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:22:26 PM
(...looks like I haven't lost the gratuitous post touch... ;))
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: Miss Karen on May 08, 2007, 11:26:15 PM
'night, der Brucer -- it's under your watch now...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 11:39:54 PM
Here's a night shot for Cason:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/050907_socal_fires.jpg)
AP

SoCal Wildfire Forces Evacuations
A wildfire roars across a hillside near a home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

der Brucer


Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:41:39 PM
I have taken some tylenol and some emergency leftover Easter candy kisses in preparation for the board meeting in an hour.

Chocolate is always a good antidote for stress...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2007, 11:43:38 PM
Chocolate is always a good antidote for stress...

Even if you have to lick it off a Butter Cow ;D

der Brucer
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:44:37 PM
Good evening to one and all and all and one!

Thank you for the travel/moving vibes.  They must have worked because we are in the new place, safe and sound.

Poor Mom the meds they have her on really have her zonked out.  By the time I go down to Sun City (which in the Boon Docks, let me tell you.....) she didn't remember me or the ride down.  

She went down so fast.  I guess a large part is the meds but still I've never seen her so frail and confused.  It hurts to see her like that.

Because Sun City is in the boon docks, I won't be coming down to see her tomorrow or Thursday night.  It will be the first nights I've missed since this begain.

I know she is in good hands but I'm still scared for her.

The clock starts ticking again--we have 60 days here at this Hospice then I will have to find her some place else to go.    At least it will give me a chance to catch my breath and plan for it.

((hugs))
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:45:08 PM
Even if you have to lick it off a Butter Cow ;D

der Brucer

too bad it is not peanut butter...
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:48:13 PM
Fun Flowers:



For some odd reason I remember my mother having something similar to that.. She also had something called Presto Flowers that she bought at a garage sale.
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:54:31 PM
I had a curious  dream last night....

I ran out of time to mention it earlier

They turned HHW into a movie written by Bruce... It was a riot
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:56:19 PM
Stay safe Cason!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:57:27 PM
Greetings Miss Karen, You have been missed... Post when you can!
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 08, 2007, 11:58:18 PM
anyone remember a hand computer game from the 80s called 'blip'
Title: Re:MY LIDS ARE HEAVY
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:11:21 AM
For BK

LA Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/breakingnews/)

Quote
Arrest made
LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck said the 20-year-old being treated at the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks was arrested and booked on suspicion of careless disposal of a cigarette. LAPD sources had earlier said the man said had accidentally set the fire while smoking in the hills above the Greek Theatre.


der Brucer