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Title: PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 12:09:45 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were filled with both daring-do and herring-do, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're slightly pickled right now.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 12:13:07 AM
And the word of the day is: PARONOMASIA!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 12:15:26 AM
Welcome eleven GUESTS.  Who are you people?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:33:38 AM
Latest from LA:

(http://www.latimes.com/media/alternatethumbnails/photogallery/2007-05/29643473.jpg)

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/050907_socal_fires2.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 12:36:51 AM
Is Ms Ryan going to sing another song by Ms Warren? IMHO  "Feels like Home" was very much a low point on her album. "Moon and Stars" was not much better.  It's the songs not the singer.

Horses for courses of courses.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 12:40:05 AM
Paron Paron Paron.
Evito Evito Evito

Paronomasia.

The faults with the film script will omasia.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:41:22 AM
(http://www.latimes.com/media/alternatethumbnails/story/2007-05/29641726.jpg)

LA TIMES (http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/la-et-traveler9may09,0,596479.story?coll=cl-tv-top-right)
Quote
When you think you know your friend
'Traveler' pilot opens with a mystery on Rollerblades and a profound distrust of the authorities

By Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer

Let's look at the bright side. Scandals coming out of places like Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib may have set us back a few hundred years in the eyes of the world and left many Americans feeling paranoid and skittish about their government, but they've made the setups for TV shows about innocent folks on the lam a lot easier to swallow.

"Traveler," which debuts Thursday night on ABC at 10, is a post-9/11 "The Fugitive" crossed, perhaps, with "The Paper Chase." Jay Burchell (Matthew Bomer), Tyler Fog (Logan Marshall-Green) and Will Traveler (Aaron Stanford) are a fun-lovin' trio fresh out of grad school and embarking on the classic road trip, Kerouac in hand. The starting point is New York, and Will dares his two friends to Rollerblade through the "Drexler Museum of Art," whatever that is, as one last madcap prank.
...
It's all very tense and fun, underscored by sirens and ominous techno music, shot in that popular, over-caffeinated jumpiness that here at least makes sense, lighted up by the all-American good looks of Bomer and sulky rich-boyishness of Marshall-Green.

(SPOO, they just lost BK)
...
...

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:43:32 AM
Paron Paron Paron.
Evito Evito Evito

Paronomasia.

The faults with the film script will omasia.

So will the lack of sound-synch during the singing!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 12:55:09 AM
Is Ms Ryan going to sing another song by Ms Warren? IMHO  "Feels like Home" was very much a low point on her album. "Moon and Stars" was not much better.  It's the songs not the singer.

Horses for courses of courses.

I completely agree - those are the sorts of songs she tries to foist on me because she "connects" with them - and I have not allowed one of them to be in the act.  This act is for mainstream audiences, mostly older, and while there is some "newish" material, none of it is like those songs, and all are by established songwriters.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:59:15 AM
'Law & Order' may move to cable (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-law9may09,1,1419095.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews)

Quote

The long-running cops-and-laywers show may appear on TNT in the fall.
By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
May 9, 2007

NEW YORK -- "Law & Order," the crime procedural that has been a fixture of NBC's schedule for 17 seasons, may move to cable next fall in an effort to stretch out the run of the ratings-poor but profitable show.

TNT, which already airs repeats of the drama, is in negotiations with NBC Universal Television Studio to broadcast new episodes of "Law & Order" if NBC decides not to renew it for another season, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

...


der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 01:11:56 AM
Of course Miss Ronstadt singing Mr Newman's song - "Feels Like Home" - wonderful. (Better than the Bonnie Raitt version on the "Faust"album.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 01:25:31 AM
Adults have fun at Japanese Garden Spring Festival in Long Beach,CA

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/050706_Japanese_LB/8.jpg)

Kids have fun, too.

(http://lang.presstelegram.com/socal/gallery2/news/050706_Japanese_LB/1.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 01:26:39 AM
Sometimes parallel parking is a chore!

(http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site204/2007/0508/20070508_124715_mediadisplay.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ben on May 09, 2007, 04:33:44 AM
My presentation is this morning so I shan't be around much. I'm heading downstairs to make sure everything is in working order, unlike my silly colleague who did Part One of the presentation yesterday. He does it every year and he never seems to learn. He doesn't use Power Point (not that he has to, God knows people overuse PP) and the handouts are ridiculous. They are even more ridiculous when he begins to photocopy them 20 minutes before his presentation and then runs into problems with the copy machine and doesn't have a staple remover and he's late for his own seminar! Thankfully, we don't present together. He comes off looking unprepared and unprofessional so my time this morning looks fresh and together. Am I bragging? Maybe a bit, but I'm also happy that he shoots himself in the foot like this become some people in this organization seem to be blinded by his "charm" and I use the word with caution, feeling he is quirky and adds new elements to a presentation. If you call hemming and hawing and participants looking at their watches new elements, far be it from me to complain.

On that note, I'm outta here for a while.

Later, gaters.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:34:02 AM
And the word of the day is: PARONOMASIA!
Piano's Aroma.

Obviously chocolate, after Jose visits one of his favorite bakeries.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:38:00 AM
Good morning, Ben.  How's your bowl?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:38:42 AM
'Law & Order' may move to cable (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-law9may09,1,1419095.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews)der Brucer
Enough is enough.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:39:47 AM
I'd better get going.  My feet/legs are feeling better, but I've got a lot to do today, and I think I need doughnuts.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 04:43:15 AM
Presentation vibes to DR BEN!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 04:43:31 AM
I would like a booth please.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 04:55:09 AM
I have to work today.....but I don't have to wrangle carts.  We don't have any carts at The World of Wisdom.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 04:56:31 AM
***presentation vibes***[/color][/size]
to DR Ben!!!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 04:57:19 AM
We don't have any carts at The World of Wisdom.

What do you do when customers want Wisdom to go?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 04:58:35 AM
What do you do when customers want Wisdom to go?

I put it in a box, tie it with a ribbon, and throw it in the deep blue sea.  ;D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:02:12 AM
DR JRand56, you are so thoughtful!

:)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:02:42 AM
WOD:  paronomasia, DR FJL's middle name.

:)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 05:03:04 AM
Break-a-leg presentation vibes to Ben
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 05:05:06 AM
Just because you're a paronomasiac doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:06:05 AM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:YxkAPXteIR46ZM:http://www.mattthered.com/paronomasia.gif)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 05:07:13 AM
Terrible :) old joke:  Paronomasia is just a phrase I'm going through.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:08:39 AM
short article about puns (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-punsters07apr14,0,6198723.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle)

Quote
When it comes to puns, not everyone is laughing. Puns -- words or phrases deliberately confused for rhetorical effect -- may be an endangered species, as changes in comedy have writers panning puns.

 "Puns worked when most humor was written," says Andrew Smith, a comedy writer who used to write for Saturday Night Live. "Puns have gone out of favor because they work for the page, not for the stage."
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:12:23 AM
I'm very glad that the Speke's gazelles, as well as the other animals at the LA Zoo, appear to be safe.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 05:12:33 AM
DR JRand56, you are so thoughtful!

:)

Thoughtful is my second middle name.  8)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 05:13:53 AM
I would not listen to a writer from Saturday Night Live (former or not) as an expert on what was funny - or not.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:16:09 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.outdoordecor.com/images/catpics/335.jpg)[/move]
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 05:18:19 AM
When I drive through a construction zone, the cones always look like gnomes!

off to work.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:20:50 AM
PICKLED HERRING:
(http://admissions.gallaudet.edu/bloggers/charity/archives/herring.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:21:30 AM
When I drive through a construction zone, the cones always look like gnomes!

DR JRand56...when you last have your vision checked?    :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:24:22 AM
(http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/PigNwhistle.JPG)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 05:27:38 AM
I would like a booth please.

Yes, sir.  Would you care for John Wilkes, Edwin or Shirley?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:29:49 AM
Mt. Etna erupts [again]:
(http://kfvs12.images.worldnow.com/images/6484152_BG1.jpg)
(http://kfvs12.images.worldnow.com/images/6484152_BG2.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 05:30:52 AM
short article about puns (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-punsters07apr14,0,6198723.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle)

Quote
When it comes to puns, not everyone is laughing. Puns -- words or phrases deliberately confused for rhetorical effect -- may be an endangered species, as changes in comedy have writers panning puns.

"Puns worked when most humor was written," says Andrew Smith, a comedy writer who used to write for Saturday Night Live. "Puns have gone out of favor because they work for the page, not for the stage."

...said the idiot who never heard of Tom Stoppard.

(not you, DR Singdaw--the idiot you quoted.)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 05:33:30 AM
I would write a ditty about Mt. Etna, but what rhymes with Etna?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:34:24 AM
***memorization vibes***[/color][/size]
to DR Miss Karen
(http://www.fredas-fancy.com/furniture/lamps.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:35:07 AM
but what rhymes with Etna?

Smetana?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:39:06 AM
My presentation is this morning so I shan't be around much. I'm heading downstairs to make sure everything is in working order, unlike my silly colleague who did Part One of the presentation yesterday. He does it every year and he never seems to learn. He doesn't use Power Point (not that he has to, God knows people overuse PP) and the handouts are ridiculous. They are even more ridiculous when he begins to photocopy them 20 minutes before his presentation and then runs into problems with the copy machine and doesn't have a staple remover and he's late for his own seminar! Thankfully, we don't present together. He comes off looking unprepared and unprofessional so my time this morning looks fresh and together. Am I bragging? Maybe a bit, but I'm also happy that he shoots himself in the foot like this become some people in this organization seem to be blinded by his "charm" and I use the word with caution, feeling he is quirky and adds new elements to a presentation. If you call hemming and hawing and participants looking at their watches new elements, far be it from me to complain.

On that note, I'm outta here for a while.

Later, gaters.


Presentation Vibes to DR Ben~~~~~~~~~ I'm sure you'll be fresh, together, interesting and fun...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 05:39:41 AM
Michael Stewart's lyrics in BARNUM (not to be conufsed with Mike Barnum) had two rhymes for Etna.  Hope it's Ok to quote the lyric here since it's for educational purposes:


Quite a lotta
Roman terra cotta
Livin' lava from the flanks of Etna
Statuary
Ride a dromedary
See the Temple tumble and the Red Sea part.

McNamara's band
The fattest lady in the land
A pickled prehistoric hand
A strand of Pocahontas' hair
Crow and Sioux
Who're going to
Be showing you
Some rowing through
A model of the rapids on the Delaware.

Armadillas
Clever caterpillas
Reproductions of the Cyclops' ret'na
Crystal blowing
Automatic sewing
Venus on a shell and other works of art.

Educated fleas
A tribe of Aborigines
Two ladies joined across the knees
A Mona Lisa made of ice
Hottentots
We've gotten in
Forgotten spots
A cotton gin
A night with Lot in Sodom
Better see that twice!

One iguana
Snakes and other fauna
Got no bearded lady but we're get'na
When you duck out
Take another buck out
Run around the block And see a
Run around the block and see a
Run around the block and see a
new show start.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 05:40:53 AM
Thank you for reminding me of that song, DR FJL.  It's actually one of my favorites.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 05:41:41 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]@ @ @ @ @  POWERPOINT PRESENTATION VIBES FOR DR BEN  @ @ @ @ @[/move]
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:42:51 AM
WOD:  paronomasia, DR FJL's middle name.

:)

Would that make him a paronomasiac?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 05:43:26 AM
Good morning, all!  I had a constant nightmare last night: I was back at The Drama Book Shop dealing with returning defective scripts and vocal books to Dramatists Play Service and Samuel French.  I was back in my old cubicle surrounded by shipping problems and sorting tons of those flimsy scripts!  Oh, God, don't tell me I'll be returning to that hell!

Today, I've got a tiny project keeping me around the apartment, then a visit with my Mac Man to do some computer adjustments.  After that, I head off to Encores! to see their new extravaganza.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:44:25 AM
Today is going to be great. Unless I get called at the last minute, which has already happened once this week, I don't have court and this afternoon  the rest of the office staff will be on their way to Des Moines.  This is going to be a nice day.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:45:52 AM
Would that make him a paronomasiac?

We lose more dear readers that way...

 ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:47:37 AM
Good morning, all!  I had a constant nightmare last night: I was back at The Drama Book Shop dealing with returning defective scripts and vocal books to Dramatists Play Service and Samuel French.  I was back in my old cubicle surrounded by shipping problems and sorting tons of those flimsy scripts!  Oh, God, don't tell me I'll be returning to that hell!


This reminds me of the dreams I used to have of being the Judge's secretary (she quit with no notice when I was his law clerk, so I had to fill in until she was replaced).   I had dreams of being buried in paperwork I didn't know what do to with and I couldn't breathe.  

I am not the dream interpreter, but I think they are just stress dreams, DR Elmore.  I think you should try to relax, have fun and be glad that the Drama Book Shop is not your problem!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:49:10 AM
Better go to work...laters
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 06:08:37 AM
A couple of people mentioned that Games is a redo of Diabolique. I don't think so. I vaguely remember the plot and I don't it is a remake. Perhaps similar in style.

Perhaps people are thinking about Reflections of Murder that was made in 1974 with Tuesday Weld, Sam Waterson and Joan Hackett

or
House of Secrets with Melissa Gilbert, Kate Vernon and Bruce Boxlinter in 1993.

The reason why I don't think Games is a remake.......
SPOILER BELOW










James Caan dies and Simone Signoret leaves alone at the end with lots of money (if memory serves)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:14:58 AM
catisthenics?
(http://www.petchiro.net/images/testimonials/Super_Twister.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:15:51 AM
WOD:  paronomasia, DR FJL's middle name.

:)

Yes, he certainly is a groan man.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:17:27 AM
(http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/X/2/saddam_chia_thug.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:20:42 AM
short article about puns (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-punsters07apr14,0,6198723.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle)

Quote
Puns have gone out of favor because they work for the page

Puns work for the page. Hmm. I thought buns worked for the page - or was it the Congressman worked the page's buns - I get so confused....

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:22:46 AM
PICKLED HERRING:
(http://admissions.gallaudet.edu/bloggers/charity/archives/herring.jpg)

How do you know it's not Pickled Himming?

(Or, in your case, pickled Hymning)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2007, 06:22:54 AM
Presentation vibes to DR Ben!  

It's a busy programming day in the Foundation Center universe - I'm hosting my monthly brownbag lunch for nonprofit folks.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2007, 06:23:01 AM
'Law & Order' may move to cable (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-law9may09,1,1419095.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews)der Brucer

It is not a bad show then then again NBC is in dismal shape. It would nice for it to got there if NBC did not pick it up.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2007, 06:23:31 AM
i will pass on the pickled herring...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2007, 06:25:16 AM
Presentation vibes to Ben~~~~~~
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:29:00 AM
DR der Brucer is in rare form today.

The WOD is encouraging him entirely too much!

:)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:29:11 AM
Yes, sir.  Would you care for John Wilkes, Edwin or Shirley?
No - Seeley!

(http://www.fox.com/bones/bios/images/bio_david_lg.jpg)

der Brucer

Hope I got there before MattH
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 06:29:39 AM
Gotta love it when others help make you look good! Broken leg vibes to DR Ben for the presentation!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2007, 06:30:14 AM
Singdaw, have you ever done theatre?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2007, 06:30:49 AM
Wish I was in LA so I could see Matt's play at UCLA.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:32:29 AM
have you ever done theatre?

Of the Absurd?  All the time!   ;)

I have done many musicals, but nothing very recently.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:34:49 AM
I would write a ditty about Mt. Etna, but what rhymes with Etna?

There was a young lady from Gretna
Who who lived with her lovely Aunt Etna

der Brucer  

While rowing doen the muddy Gretna
We pondered long on great Mt Etna
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:37:22 AM
Mt. Etna erupts [again]:
(http://kfvs12.images.worldnow.com/images/6484152_BG1.jpg)
(http://kfvs12.images.worldnow.com/images/6484152_BG2.jpg)

Imagine the PMS before this episode!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:41:04 AM
Imagimne the PMS before this episode!

Projected Magma Slide?

 ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:44:09 AM
i will pass on the pickled herring...

So you like, maybe, some Kippers?

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:46:58 AM
Time for a panda nosh!
(http://www.sarahlaughed.net/photos/zoo552005/pandanosh.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:50:36 AM
From the preamble to one of DR elmore3003's videos:

It was a stark and dormy night...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:51:53 AM
'nother picture:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/050907_LosAngeles_Fire2.jpg)

They could shoot an alternate ending for Rebel Without a Cause!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 06:53:53 AM
Time for a panda nosh!
(http://www.sarahlaughed.net/photos/zoo552005/pandanosh.jpg)

Legs akimbo! - Not very ladylike!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 07:13:47 AM
With all that talk about "the Beav" yesterday, wasn't sure if it had been mentioned that Jerry Mathers will be joining the cast of “Hairspray” on Broadway on June 5th.  Mr. Mathers will play  
Wilbur Turnblad for three months.  This will be the Beev’s Broadway debut.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 07:19:37 AM
With all that talk about "the Beav" yesterday, wasn't sure if it had been mentioned that Jerry Mathers will be joining the cast of “Hairspray” on Broadway on June 5th.  Mr. Mathers will play  
Wilbur Turnblad for three months.  This will be the Beev’s Broadway debut.

Eagarly awaiting the Variety "Beaver Back on Broadway" headlines.

der Brucer

Now Fred will post: "I didn't know it ever left!"
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ben on May 09, 2007, 07:29:04 AM
Well, gang, for once the vibes didn't work. My presentation is cancelled today. We had an electrical fire in one of the HVAC rooms on the second floor (that's where my presentation was happening). The fire alarm blew just as we were supposed to begin. The acrid smell of electrical wires burning (and that piercing fire alarm and strobe light) sent everyone out of the room. The presentation has been postponed until the week of May 21 (since I'm on vacation all next week).

Perhaps the vibes did work in a funny way because yesterday was the less than professional presentation and some people asked me guarded questions about my dog and pony show in a way that made me think they didn't want to sit through another one of these things. In two weeks Mr. Charm will be a memory (in presentation terms at least) and I will start with a clean slate!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 07:33:50 AM
The fire alarm blew just as we were supposed to begin. The acrid smell of electrical wires burning sent (and that piercing fire alarm and strobe light) sent everyone out of the room.

Your version of a Merman entry?

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 07:35:05 AM
DR Ben -  With your acting background and grandly resonant speaking voice, I don't think you can help but be charming, yourself!   :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 07:35:38 AM
Does anyone have the book of the vocal selections to the "complete" Follies.

I am interested in the lyrics to The World Is Full of Boys/Girls.

If you don't want to post here you can private message me.

The reason is I would like to know if the lyrics used (in French) for the Operetta track from Stavisky were translated or new lyrics by someone else.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 07:38:29 AM
DR Michael S - I have this.  Somewhere.  Perhaps I can find it when I get home today.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 07:39:11 AM
Good morning!

A mixture of clouds and sun today, and temps in the 70s today too as we begin a gradual warming trend the rest of the week. Should be summery again by the weekend.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 07:39:59 AM
No - Seeley!

(http://www.fox.com/bones/bios/images/bio_david_lg.jpg)

der Brucer

Hope I got there before MattH

You did, but I certainly agree!  ;D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 07:44:18 AM
And speaking of Seeley Booth, I noticed in TV GUIDE that next week will be the season finale of BONES meaning that they aren't going to show that episode that got canceled after the Virginia Tech massacre. I can't imagine that they'd just junk it, so I wonder if it'll be saved for next season. I think there were some Hodgins/Angela scenes that'd have to be reshot since they're getting married next week.

If they don't junk it, perhaps it will turn up in the DVD set.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 07:57:18 AM
Good Morning!

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

And my "alarm clock" was the UPS man buzzing our apartment right before 10:00am...

Ah, Christmas!

:)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 07:59:37 AM
Ah, Christmas!

The UPS man himself, or what he was delivering?    ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:01:05 AM
DR Michael S - I not that familiar with the "Stavisky" operetta track, but they credit for the song is "Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim".  And the opening lines go like this:

The world's full of girls
Who are waiting to be kissed
Waiting to be kissed,
Oops! There's one I missed!

The world's full of girls
And I'm making up a list
'Cause I'm gonna miss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

etc., etc., etc...


*Somewhere in my "archives", I also have this in manuscript from the Library of Congress files.  If I should ever come across those...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 08:09:15 AM
Well, the proverbial merde will hit the fan in Ohio today: I just got a copy of the email the estate's attorney sent to my brothers regarding the famous "loan" my father made to their company and which the Macbeths contend has no documentation.  I believe Lady M destroyed the cancelled check while my father was staying with them April-July 2006, before he wised up and moved out.  I'm still waiting for bank records from 2001-2005 to show up in the mail in my effort to locate a copy.  At any rate his inquiry into adding the outstanding balance owed my dad into the estate's inventory (I need the cancelled check to determine the balance) will have repercussions, I'm sure.

Hee hee hee!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 08:10:19 AM
The UPS man himself, or what he was delivering?    ;)

I'd suspect it was whatever package he was delivering.  Right, DR Jose?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 08:10:26 AM
(http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/07/top_brands/image/ups.jpg)
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.brielent.com/Images/Buttons/Custom/upsman.gif)[/move]
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 08:11:02 AM
The UPS man himself, or what he was delivering?    ;)

A Hunk in shorts making a Levain delivery - that's Jose's "Christmas" morning.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:11:16 AM
I'd suspect it was whatever package he was delivering.  Right, DR Jose?

Right!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:12:53 AM
A Hunk in shorts making a Levain delivery - that's Jose's "Christmas" morning.

der Brucer

Well, if the afternoon/evening clerk/baker at Levain were to deliver some of those cookies personally, well...

-It's never just about the cookies. ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 08:13:59 AM
Well, the proverbial merde will hit the fan in Ohio today: Hee hee hee!

Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum...I smell the blood of a Macbeth-mum!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:16:58 AM
Question for Ask BK Day...

What one - or two - props and/or costumes from any of the Broadway (or off-, or L.A., tour, etc.) shows you've seen would you like to have?  -If you don't have them already.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:17:16 AM
Guess I'll head down now to clean the den before starting to prepare lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 08:17:55 AM
DR François, I see that the Dutch production of Tarzan got 8 John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards nominations!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:19:53 AM
Well, the proverbial merde will hit the fan in Ohio today: I just got a copy of the email the estate's attorney sent to my brothers regarding the famous "loan" my father made to their company and which the Macbeths contend has no documentation.  I believe Lady M destroyed the cancelled check while my father was staying with them April-July 2006, before he wised up and moved out.  I'm still waiting for bank records from 2001-2005 to show up in the mail in my effort to locate a copy.  At any rate his inquiry into adding the outstanding balance owed my dad into the estate's inventory (I need the cancelled check to determine the balance) will have repercussions, I'm sure.

Hee hee hee!

DR elmore - Only because my parents had to deal with tracking down a cancelled check last year... If you know the amount of the check - or at least that it was between "this amount" and "that amount", you can always have the bank just sort through the records for that amount.  Yes, there will most likely be an "investigation fee", but you might get an answer sooner rather than later.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:26:28 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.brielent.com/Images/Buttons/Custom/upsman.gif)[/move]

Well... Maybe not that one.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 08:29:48 AM
Well... Maybe not that one.
;D

Believe me, I searched the web for other specimens!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 08:32:40 AM
Re: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results

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I was not surprised with who left. It was the right choice (billy ray). But i was quite surprised with the 2nd team in the bottom 2. I was sure it would be ian and cheryl (yet they were declared safe first).I was really shocked that joey and kym were B2 (since all along i had thought they would win.

I am really happy my fav is doing well (apolo). I just love him and julianne. So cute.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Charles Pogue on May 09, 2007, 08:34:15 AM
BK,  that looks like a nasty fire in my old neck of the woods.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 08:36:34 AM
Re: last night's AMERICAN IDOL.

I must say i just HATE that they have to sing the songs of one group (BeeGees this time). I can live with "country" or "rock". But making them sing BeeGee songs was just stupid. If they want to have a certain mentor then why not have 70s week or something like that.

I assume lakisha will go.  But really the show was too enjoyable.

I also thought blake did better than the judges said.

I assumed based on what the judges said that blake and lakisha would be B2. But dialidol has blake and melinda has the top 2, with melinda and lakisha as B2.  I actually think that blake being the only guy left is going to help him tremendously.

Plus what the heck was randy saying about blake (saying he doesn't have to do beatboxing in every song). That is what makes him stand out. And he did not do it for like 6 weeks in a row.  Now that it is coming down to the finals i think he needs to do the beatboxing. He needs to give his fans what they want and play up to his strengths.

I really hope melinda does not go.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 08:37:55 AM
Thus far, the posts to this forum today have been mostly punsense!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 08:38:26 AM
If one were to ask me what was being discussed, I'd more than likely just sit here being totally unrepunsive.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 08:38:48 AM
The thing strikes me as being utterly reprepunsible.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JMK on May 09, 2007, 08:39:21 AM
Two (count 'em) posting days for me in less than a week--a recent record!!  :)

I'm expecting the UPS man today, too--I got one of those automated calls last night telling me a package was coming.  Our JVC camcorder was getting this weird "lens cap" message even in broad daylight, and we Googled and found out it was some sort of sensor error that affected thousands of camcorders, and, believe it or don't, JVC was offering to fix it for free, even if your warranty had expired (which ours had, by a longshot).

So we will have the camcorder back in time for all the end of school events.  The whole thing took less than 3 weeks--I have to say for once I am impressed with customer service (I guess I should wait until I've tried the darn thing to make sure it works).
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 08:41:07 AM
Re: last night's VERONICA MARS.

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DR matth, you will have to let me know the minute you find out if they will be renewing this show.  I am quite upset that gilmore girls is ending next week. And i would not want to lose this show too. :(


SPOILERS
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Okay now my thoughts on last night's show.

I still miss the big mystery of the season. That was the heart of the show for me.  But i am enjoying getting to see a lot of the cast (mac, piz, wallace...).

The mystery was sort of lame.  I mean while veronica was solving it it was okay. But the actual outcome was sort of dumb.  But it was still entertaining to go on the journey.

I sort of liked the whole max/logan/mac thing.

I thought paul rudd was good and his song was good.  And it was nice to see veronica and piz work on this mystery together.

I am a big LOVE fan (Logan and veronica). But i thought the end with veronica grabbing piz' hand was quite sweet and romantic.

Overall i've seen better shows. But i still love this show, even if it is starting to be a little more romance and less mystery.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 08:41:59 AM
Re: last night's AMERICAN IDOL.

I must say i just HATE that they have to sing the songs of one group (BeeGees this time). I can live with "country" or "rock". But making them sing BeeGee songs was just stupid. If they want to have a certain mentor then why not have 70s week or something like that.

I assume lakisha will go.  But really the show was too enjoyable.

I also thought blake did better than the judges said.

I assumed based on what the judges said that blake and lakisha would be B2. But dialidol has blake and melinda has the top 2, with melinda and lakisha as B2.  I actually think that blake being the only guy left is going to help him tremendously.

Plus what the heck was randy saying about blake (saying he doesn't have to do beatboxing in every song). That is what makes him stand out. And he did not do it for like 6 weeks in a row.  Now that it is coming down to the finals i think he needs to do the beatboxing. He needs to give his fans what they want and play up to his strengths.

I really hope melinda does not go.

Blake was the worst performer last night.  Not even debatable in my mind.  His beatboxing was forced, did NOT work well with either song. He is the weakest voice in the final four and the weakest final four contestant ever, vocally, IMO.

He'll probably win it all.  It would serve all his supporters right.  And they should all be required to buy everything he records in the future...beatboxing and all.  They'd all be driven stark raving mad in short order.

That said, I thought Jordin was blah in both songs.  I thought Lakisha was really good in both songs.

I thought Melinda was terrific.

But, que sera sera.  If Melinda isn't going to win it, I'd just as soon she left tonight and spare me from having to watch the show any longer.

I'd actually prefer to see Blake or Jordin go.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 08:42:46 AM
DR Michael S - I not that familiar with the "Stavisky" operetta track, but they credit for the song is "Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim".  And the opening lines go like this:

The world's full of girls
Who are waiting to be kissed
Waiting to be kissed,
Oops! There's one I missed!

The world's full of girls
And I'm making up a list
'Cause I'm gonna miss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

etc., etc., etc...


*Somewhere in my "archives", I also have this in manuscript from the Library of Congress files.  If I should ever come across those...

Are there any lyrics that would go something like this:

It's true
It's true
I love you

a literal translation from French
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 08:48:40 AM
Ask BK:

I was wondering if you auditioned for the Partridge Family spinoff  "Getting Together" The role of Lionel seemed to right up your alley.

And whatever happened to Wes Stern who did the role? He did a couple of Love  American Style and several episodes of Rhoda and then????
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 08:53:19 AM
Observed around town:
(http://www.cartoonbank.com/emails/email_images/rejection-products-animated.gif)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 08:54:53 AM
Question for Ask BK Day...

What one - or two - props and/or costumes from any of the Broadway (or off-, or L.A., tour, etc.) shows you've seen would you like to have?  -If you don't have them already.

Staircase & Organ from Sunset Boulveard

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:59:41 AM
Are there any lyrics that would go something like this:

It's true
It's true
I love you

a literal translation from French

Nope.  The L-word does not make an appearance - at least after an initial scan of the song.  However, the "F-word" does.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 09:00:52 AM
Staircase & Organ from Sunset Boulveard

der Brucer

Or Boulevard for that matter.  ;)

But I can just imagine the pooches having a field day with that staircase!  -Now would you also want the accompanying hydraulics?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 09:04:04 AM
-Now would you also want the accompanying hydraulics?

No thanks, keep it simple!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 09:05:46 AM
The always de-pundable DR Ron Pulliam.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 09:17:42 AM
FoxNews Headline:

Quote
Neighbors say suspects led unremarkable lives

A cabbie, three roofers, a 7-Eleven clerk and a supermarket worker —

And on the fifth day of Ramadan, my true love gave to me....

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 09:20:10 AM
Question for Ask BK Day...

What one - or two - props and/or costumes from any of the Broadway (or off-, or L.A., tour, etc.) shows you've seen would you like to have?  -If you don't have them already.

I'd like to have the real Littlechap outfit from Stop The World.  And anything from the original production of The Most Happy Fella, along with Daisy Mae's outfit from Li'l Abner.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 09:22:27 AM
BK,  that looks like a nasty fire in my old neck of the woods.

As always, the media is reporting whatever they feel like, with no real clew as to what they're talking about.  I've heard the fire was started by a homeless person who fell asleep while smoking (as posted here last night), I've heard it was a twenty-year-old idiot who dropped his cigarette - none of it substantiated by anyone.  They may as well add a giraffe from the zoo as long as they're flailing about.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 09:25:06 AM
In honor of Fred:

Read THE TAX TRUTH (http://help.lockergnome.com/general/Tax-truth-ftopict52124.html)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 09:27:19 AM
Ask BK:

I was wondering if you auditioned for the Partridge Family spinoff  "Getting Together" The role of Lionel seemed to right up your alley.

And whatever happened to Wes Stern who did the role? He did a couple of Love  American Style and several episodes of Rhoda and then????

No, because apparently the characters appeared on an early episode of the show and they spun them off to no acclaim.  I didn't do the show until season two, I believe.  

Wes and I went up for many of the same roles - sometimes he got them, sometimes I got them.  I wrote me towards the end of the Varese years and came and visited.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 09:28:41 AM
Oh, and I'm up and my allergies are ridiculous this morning.  I should have taken an Actifed before going to sleep last night.  I'm waiting for the one I just took to kick in.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 09:29:23 AM
My meeting is at eleven-fifteen, right when I like to go to the post office.  So, I'll probably go to the PO around ten-forty-five, which means I must jog soon.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 09:31:08 AM
BK - Have you tried Claritin?  Just one of those before bedtime usually does the trick for me.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JMK on May 09, 2007, 09:41:08 AM
I wrote me towards the end of the Varese years and came and visited.

It's nice you two (?) could get together.  :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 09:42:46 AM
As always, the media is reporting whatever they feel like, with no real clew as to what they're talking about.  I've heard the fire was started by a homeless person who fell asleep while smoking (as posted here last night), I've heard it was a twenty-year-old idiot who dropped his cigarette - none of it substantiated by anyone.  They may as well add a giraffe from the zoo as long as they're flailing about.

The press is doing the best they can in a developing situation - you need to follow the unfolding story in real time. Tid-bits were reported early on and later qualified.

The latest:

LA TIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fire10may10,0,3174404.story?coll=la-home-center)

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Meanwhile, police said early today that the 20-year-old man who was questioned Tuesday about the origin of the fire is no longer a suspect. After hours of questioning, police determined that the man, who was reported near the scene when the fire broke out, did not appear to be involved. "He's no longer a person of interest at this time," LAPD Officer Karen Smith said.

The man was listed in stable condition at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He was detained and cited on suspicion of smoking in a restricted area, which would be a misdemeanor. Officials said they were investigating other causes for the fire's origin.

That's about as "authentic" and "substantiated" as you're going to get.

The LA Times maintained a running on-line Blog (with credited sources) as the story unfolded. At any given time, this was probably the best data to be had.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 09:42:51 AM
The always de-pundable DR Ron Pulliam.


Feeling expunsive today, singdaw?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 09:44:34 AM
It's 20 degrees cooler here today than it was this time yesterday.

The blessed "marine layer" (aka FOG) made a most dramatic and welcome arrival last night, rolling into the Bay on wings of lunar moths.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 09:45:34 AM
I'd like to have the real Littlechap outfit from Stop The World.  And anything from the original production of The Most Happy Fella, along with Daisy Mae's outfit from Li'l Abner.


Ummmm...you'd want these for "display" purposes only....right?!!!  :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 09:51:28 AM
Ummmm...you'd want these for "display" purposes only....right?!!!

I, for one, think bk would look GREAT in polka-dots!    :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 09:51:41 AM
DR RonP re: idol.   I'm not necessarily surprised that you dislike blake (everyone has their own taste). But i was surprised when you said you thought he was the worst top 4 ever.  I absolutely love him and find him to be the most original contestant ever.

Although that said, i never thought he would win. I always assumed it would be melinda.  And then i sort of thought it would be jordin. Right now i still think it will be jordin.

I personally think melinda is sweet and is the most professional, and has the best voice.  But while she was exciting in the beginning, i just find almost every performance similar. She is always good. But i never go "oh wow" at her interpretations.  I really think that is why she is no longer the person to beat.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 09:52:46 AM
Oh and one more thing re: idol.

I actually feel differently about my favorite leaving the competition. I would rather blake stay as long as possible, even if he doesn't win.  
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 10:11:58 AM
Oh, and I'm up and my allergies are ridiculous this morning.  I should have taken an Actifed before going to sleep last night.  I'm waiting for the one I just took to kick in.

I thought we already established that the new, reformulated Actifed is not the one for you.

You want something with pseudoephedrine in it.

Ask the pharmacy clerk for one of the "behind-the-counter-products" that still have it, like:

Claritin-D® (loratadine/pseudoephedrine)
Clarinex-D® (desloratadine/pseudoephedrine)
Sinutab® (guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine)
Benylin® (pseudoephedrine)
Zyrtec-D® (certirizine/pseudoephedrine)
Allegra-D® (fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine)
Drixoral® (dexbrompheniramine/pseudoephedrine)
Mucinex-D® (guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine)

Note: Clariitin-D - NOT plain Claritin!

That will be 5¢, please!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cason on May 09, 2007, 10:23:14 AM
To my errant and truant mother --

Seems like all of your errancy and truancy has paid its toll, as Bruce is utterly ignoring your question posed late last night.  

However, I'll resurrect the question as my "Ask BK" one:

Okay, bk, you tease, spill the beans -- what interesting email did you get about The Brain?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MusicGuy on May 09, 2007, 10:30:09 AM

Good morning dear Esteemed, rested, svelte, and sinewy BK --

I second the motion, as far as the suggestion of "Claritin-D" to help with your allergy problem.  I'm usually not bothered too much, but this has been a heavy pollen season here in Phoenix, and I've had to take a few Claritin myself.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MusicGuy on May 09, 2007, 10:34:15 AM

And now, I have to go run to my friendly chiropractor, to have him deal with my upper neck.

He's a very warm, effusive, affectionate Italian, and also a devoted bodybuilder who could crack a pecan between his pecs, and he always gives me a big hug........ and unfortunately he also has a wife and 2 very sweet little boys, about  5 and 7 ....... Oh well, he's still a good hugger, and he has a great sense of humor.  

He must have.... he's put up with me teasing him for 10 years!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 10:35:23 AM
What was that weird thing all about?  Someone obviously pressed a wrong button.  And there was no button for me to delete, so I clicked on the only clickable thing and thank goodness that took it away, but didn't remove the whole thread.

Back from a jog - you can really smell the smoke and ashes today.  Claritin hasn't been working for me at all - if there were a twelve-hour version, I'd do that before bed, but the twenty-four hour version precludes me from taking Actifed.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 10:35:49 AM
I must now get ready to ship and meet.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 10:36:07 AM
How many here Yelp?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 10:36:56 AM
How are things in Berlin, DR CASON?

DR ELMORE - the HAL 6000 Dream-O-Matic says that your dream has more to do with your feeling of the important of the music over the book in the scripts or projects that you work on - and that book work to you is a step backwards in progress.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 10:39:32 AM
ATTENTION HHW LIBRARIANS and BIBLIOPHILES:

I have come across something that may have some value and after checking all of the First Edition sites on the net, cannot really find the information I need.

The Book:  High Magic's Aid

Author:  Scire aka Gerald Gardner

Edition:  First 1949  London Michael Houghton

Made & Printed in London by Edgar S. Dunstan & Co.

Hardback with blue dust jacket
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 10:40:08 AM
Yes DR CP - those pictures made the fire look very close to the former Chez Pogue!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cason on May 09, 2007, 10:40:22 AM
How are things in Berlin, DR CASON?

Life is beautiful.

Things are going well - between those rehearsals, auditions, work, and the LACCTAA board, I am keeping myself quite busy.  Or trying to.  :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 10:48:16 AM
Oh and one more thing re: idol.

I actually feel differently about my favorite leaving the competition. I would rather blake stay as long as possible, even if he doesn't win.  


That's understandable....but Melinda is the ONLY reason I watch.  Without her, it's just tedious for me.  I like Lakisha, too, but not enough to torture myself for an hour without Melinda.

As for my contention that Blake is the worst singer in final four history....I can understand your not understanding, but I also think he was ALWAYS the weakest vocalist of the men.  

This   Yahoo Report Card (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/1251) article sums up everything nicely.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 10:51:27 AM
I wonder if Lady Billows ate pickled herring?
(http://img.clubic.com/photo/00320060.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:05:42 AM
 Claritin hasn't been working for me at all - if there were a twelve-hour version, I'd do that before bed, but the twenty-four hour version precludes me from taking Actifed.

A. If you take the Claritin-D 24 hour, you shouldn't need the Actifed.

B. They also make Claritin-D 12 hour

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JMK on May 09, 2007, 11:06:34 AM
JR:  I may or may not have been an Initiate in the same occult order that Mr. Gerald Gardner was.  What info are you looking for (knowing, of course, that I'll have to kill you--magickally--after divulging same).
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Rodzinski on May 09, 2007, 11:14:48 AM
Ask BK:

I was wondering if you auditioned for the Partridge Family spinoff  "Getting Together" The role of Lionel seemed to right up your alley.

And whatever happened to Wes Stern who did the role? He did a couple of Love  American Style and several episodes of Rhoda and then????


"Get-ting. Getting together. Only can help make the living better."
—Bobby Sherman from the album of the songs from that show.

Funny thing, there is a song from the TV show that Bobby sang about his little sis, "Where Did That Little Girl Go?" later recycled for the Snoopy musical as "Where Did That Little Dog Go?"
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2007, 11:19:14 AM
Wednesday afternoon greetings!  Today's brownbag lunch for nonprofits was a success and now I don't have to do another one until Sept. 12 - whew!

The guest speaker today was from eTapestry (http://www.etapestry.com) who fortunately brought his own laptop and projector.  We didn't have to fool with our "upgraded" AV set-up that hasn't worked right since they installed it between Christmas and New Year's.  Not only has it not worked right, the work-arounds are different each time we need them  ::)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Rodzinski on May 09, 2007, 11:20:29 AM
I ate at IHOP today for one of my final lunches in Queens. We had no trouble getting a booth.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 11:20:47 AM
I am still waiting for the tilemen to call.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cason on May 09, 2007, 11:25:49 AM
I am still waiting for the tilemen to call.

Weren't they a 1960's doo-wop group?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 11:30:35 AM
I am still waiting for the tilemen to call.

You mean these guys?
(http://creativityscotland.com/graphics/tiles/3men1a.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:41:01 AM
I ate at IHOP today for one of my final lunches in Queens. We had no trouble getting a booth.

IHOP=Improved House of Pies?

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:43:26 AM
I am still waiting for the tilemen to call.

And we're surprised because...

der Brucer

When it comes to Contractor-types, the glass is always half-broken ;D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 11:45:18 AM
I ate at IHOP today

Intermittent Hovel of Playwright?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:45:31 AM

"...a belter unsure of pitch but very sure of her sexuality..."

American Idol?

Nope.

LA OPERA PORGY & BESS (http://www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-et-porgy7may07,0,1504782.story?coll=cl-home-more-channels)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:47:08 AM
Intermittent Hovel of Playwright?

Don't start! (Ron is resting)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 11:48:26 AM
I wonder if Lady Billows ate pickled herring?
(http://img.clubic.com/photo/00320060.jpg)

May King! May King!
Remarkable position
Cause a great sensation
On the first of May.

In the midst of life is death
Death awaits us one and all
Death attends our every step
Silent, swift and merciful
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 11:50:16 AM
But my favorite is the Act One trio "We'll walk to the spinney up over the common."
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2007, 11:56:26 AM
Well, the proverbial merde will hit the fan in Ohio today...

Hee hee hee!

DR Elmore - should I take cover?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 11:57:41 AM
Yes, Britten was quite a guy...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 11:58:48 AM
Death attends our every step
Silent, swift and merciful

Are you listening, Macbeths?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 11:58:53 AM
Man Dies While Trying to Saw Own Head Off (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270994,00.html)

Well...yeah...

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 11:59:51 AM
Don't start! (Ron is resting)

I'm sorry!    ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 12:06:03 PM
Death awaits us one and all
Death attends our every step
Silent, swift and merciful

"one and all" with "merciful"... :(

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2007, 12:11:14 PM
According to MovieTalkies.com plans are being set for a Bollywood remake of CASABLANCA to star Shah Ruk Khan in the Bogart role.

I guess I had better hurry up and watch the original before this new one gets made.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:15:59 PM
DR JMK - just looking for an approximate value on this edition of the book.

If you are a member of said organization, we may have similar powers....
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:16:34 PM
According to MovieTalkies.com plans are being set for a Bollywood remake of CASABLANCA to star Shah Ruk Khan in the Bogart role.

I guess I had better hurry up and watch the original before this new one gets made.

Please do.

Thanks to DR SINGDAW I now know that pickled herring is as unappetizing to look at as it sounds.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:17:08 PM
I have never been to a spinney - although I know what common is.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 12:19:08 PM
And we're surprised because...

der Brucer


I don't think any of us are surprised.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 12:19:10 PM
I know what common is.

DR JRand56...there is nothing common about you!     :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ben on May 09, 2007, 12:27:41 PM
Dead Common, maybe, but not Common  ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 12:28:52 PM
DR Elmore - should I take cover?


Perhaps.  It will be messy.  I bet Lady M, who says she never receives my emails but knows everything about them, is chewing nails as I type this.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 12:31:44 PM
"one and all" with "merciful"... :(

der Brucer

And I'm sure Eric Crozier doesn't care what you think.  
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 12:32:31 PM
I'm sorry!    ;)

Idle Hawaiians on Poi.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 12:37:44 PM
Perhaps.  It will be messy.  I bet Lady M, who says she never receives my emails but knows everything about them, is chewing nails as I type this.


I wonder....what would the feasibility be, once you can positively establish "the loan", of imposing interest on the remainder until it is paid off?

:D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 12:41:23 PM
let's try that eric crozier file again!
http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=research/archive/special/crozier.html

Well, it's still screwed up. C'est la vie!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 12:44:41 PM
I wonder....what would the feasibility be, once you can positively establish "the loan", of imposing interest on the remainder until it is paid off?

:D

I have no urge to promote full-fledged warfare amongst family. I simply want the slob to own up to the deal he made with my father so that I can settle the estate and see that he, my other brother and I receive the payments my dad promised.  He had his reasons for making me executor, the primary one to assure that Randy not get walked over by Macbeth.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ben on May 09, 2007, 12:46:40 PM
This one should work

Britten Pears Crozier (http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=research/archive/special/crozier.html)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:52:43 PM
Good Afternoon!

Whew!

Back from the laundromat.   I decided to go ahead and head down the block to take care of the backlog of laundry I had to get gone.  Even though it cost me a little over a roll of quarters, there's something to be said about getting six load of laundry done - washed, dried and folded - in just about two hours, rather than the eight it would have taken me to get it all done here at the apartment.

Whew!

-But that's a good "Whew!"
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:53:20 PM
And now I must hie myself down to midtown to check in at the casting agency, as well as to run a few errands.

Laters...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:54:23 PM
Oh...

As for "Idol"...  Well, we've gone over this before, but...

Even though "AI" is billed as a singing competition, it really is more of a "performing" competition.  For better or worse.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:54:42 PM
*Oh, and I like Blake too.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:54:55 PM
And Melinda.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:55:14 PM
Hehehehe....thanks DRs BEN & SINGDAW.

Glad to hear that DR CASON's journey to Kander/Ebb land is going along swimmingly!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:55:34 PM
Oh, another question for Ask BK Day...


Any trips to Armani Wells lately?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:55:41 PM
Laundry?

Doesn't the musician's union have people to do that for you, DR JOSE?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:55:59 PM
And...

Would you like the Daisy Mae outfit with or without Leslie Parrish in it?

;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:56:12 PM
It's the Jose and Jrand56 Show!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:56:50 PM
Laundry?

Doesn't the musician's union have people to do that for you, DR JOSE?

Only my pit blacks.  (Which is actually one of the perks while doing a show.)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:57:15 PM
My question for ASK BK day - do you think you will be able to get an early copy of the 50 Foot Woman/Queen of Outer Space/Behemoth DVD that the entire world is awaiting?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 12:57:22 PM
And now I'm really heading out of here...

Over to you, Jack...

Laters...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:57:52 PM
I like Wes Stern....always played kind of sad sack guys, the best friend of the lead...the guy that was always just a little out of focus....
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:58:49 PM
Thanks for the NYC Broadway Laundry Report, Jose!

Here in Indiana all laundry was done yesterday and everything hung up or folded.  And just in time for some heavy rain.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:59:34 PM
The forecast calls for painting the living room, hallway, and kitchen on Thursday....calling DRLAURA....but since I will be at Ye Olde World of Wisdom, hopefully I will miss MOST of the mess.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 12:59:54 PM
No nibbles on my Scire yet.  :(
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 01:00:24 PM
This one should work

Britten Pears Crozier (http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=research/archive/special/crozier.html)

Thank you. DR Ben! I'm a huge fan of the Croziers.  Nancy Evans was a beautiful (physically and vocally) mezzo-soprano.  She was married originally to the abusive creep, Walter Legge of EMI Records, who later married Elizabeth Schwartzkopf.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 01:03:47 PM
Turning my attention toward that ABC program called "Dancing With the Stars", I have to say I find it truly odd that so many so-called straight performers end up moving around like so many posturing poofters.

Ballroom dance seems ridiculous in this context...never moreso than this season with so many of the males -- professional dancer and star, alike -- seemingly intent on casting aside masculine dance movements by embracing shoulder shimmies and booty shaking, hip wriggling and flouncing.

"Prancing With the Stars" is closer to the truth.

Yes, I'm on a tear and should lighten up, I suppose.  But the show creeps me out worse than anything I've seen...except that ONE final performance last season by Joey Lawrence "tripping gayly" around the dance floor in his sailor suit....and, "Oh! My! But wasn't he precious!"  It was his downfall on the show.  Below are Joey in sailor suit and his seemingly swaybacked partner "Edyta" something or another:
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 01:04:22 PM
No nibbles on my Scire yet.  :(

Nibble-less oblige, I guess....huh?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:08:15 PM
Oh, another question for Ask BK Day...


Any trips to Armani Wells lately?

Actually, I haven't been there in over a year - I need to stop by.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:08:49 PM
And...

Would you like the Daisy Mae outfit with or without Leslie Parrish in it?

;)

Either way.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:09:14 PM
Back from a nice meeting - we'll see if anything results from it.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:16:54 PM
Watched some fun things this afternoon.

I began with LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. It was a story based on the Anna Nicole Smith debacle with son dying and then mother dying with a baby left of disputed parentage.

Nice murder mystery, but all the Anna Nicole references were creepy, and the actress playing her was a spot-on impersonator.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:21:12 PM
Allergies are slightly at bay but persistent.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:21:20 PM
BOSTON LEGAL had a great trial concerning people being detained at Guantanemo. Loved all of Alan's remarks in his closing.

Great news about Jerry Espenson.

Bernadette Peters guest starred as a judge, and William Shatner making eyes at her during the trial was indeed hilarious.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:21:26 PM
Will we never get to page nine?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:21:51 PM
I didn't realize we weren't on page eight till this very minute.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:22:11 PM
I ate french fries for lunch.  
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:22:52 PM
It's not quite as hot as yesterday, hence the home environment is bearable, heat-wise.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:22:57 PM
HOUSE had an interesting case of a young woman with yet another mystery illness.

I was horrified by the drug doping that House and WIlson pulled on each other. What an unusual friendship.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:23:21 PM
Will we never get to page nine?

I'm sure we will.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 01:24:51 PM
My DVD for later seems like it will be an interesting one - the only film directed by writer Gavin Lambert, of whom I'm a fan.  It's from 1954, prior to his writing any of his novels and stories.  How this film happened would be interesting to know - there's some profile of Mr. Lambert as an extra on the DVD so perhaps that will tell me.  The film is loosely based on his friendship with Paul Bowles (the subject of The Sheltering Sky), and it seems like a companion piece to Renoir's The River.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:26:04 PM
I got the new Criterion release of THE THIRD MAN today and began watching it. I have the 1999 release and watched a bit of it the other day anticipating this new release. I haven't synched them up yet to compare, but just from an offhanded observation, this new one seems a little more stable with no judder in the transfer. They went from Dolby 2.0 Mono to 1.0 mono and increased the volume to hide a slight hiss on the soundtrack.

Still, this remains one of the greatest movies ever made, and my admiration for it only grows every time I see it.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 09, 2007, 01:26:34 PM
Looking forward to another new episode of LOST tonight which has, of late, been really delivering on all levels.  Can't wait to see if we learn what Juliet meant by "We should tell her."

I think ABC is going to make a BIG mistake by keeping the show on hiatus until 2008.  Seven months until any new episodes?  HBO has been able to get away with that with THE SOPRANOS, but even that show has lost viewers with each season.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:26:45 PM
Nibble-less oblige, I guess....huh?

In a sailor suit, too!   8)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 01:27:54 PM
Have any of the NYC folk seen that tacky commercial for Daisy Mae Barbecue (on 46th and 11th)?   The food is fantastic, but I wonder why they're promoting themselves in a such a lowbrow manner.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:28:51 PM
Well DR DtM - you could protest by watching AVENTURERA.  That'll learn 'em.

Yes we need some new fashion shots of you, MR BK.  Then we can all dress in our finery and parade around here for the dilectation of our mysterious guests.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:28:55 PM
And, there is an entire disc of extras, so that left a lot more rrom on disc one for THE THIRD MAN to max out its bit-rate in the transfer.

They did keep that irritating Peter Bogdanovich introduction from the 1999 release.

Peter was also a guest star on that LAW & ORDER: CI episode I watched this afternoon. He played a Hugh Hefner-type playboy with women draping themselves all around him, and I must say it was incredibly gag-inducing.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:29:24 PM
Have any of the NYC folk seen that tacky commercial for Daisy Mae Barbecue (on 46th and 11th)?   The food is fantastic, but I wonder why they're promoting themselves in a such a lowbrow manner.

Que esta "lowbrow"?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:29:56 PM
Looking forward to another new episode of LOST tonight which has, of late, been really delivering on all levels.  Can't wait to see if we learn what Juliet meant by "We should tell her."

I think ABC is going to make a BIG mistake by keeping the show on hiatus until 2008.  Seven months until any new episodes?  HBO has been able to get away with that with THE SOPRANOS, but even that show has lost viewers with each season.

LOST has lost viewers since its first season, too. It's now at its lowest ratings in its history.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 01:30:01 PM
Have any of the NYC folk seen that tacky commercial for Daisy Mae Barbecue (on 46th and 11th)?   The food is fantastic, but I wonder why they're promoting themselves in a such a lowbrow manner.


'Cause lowbrow SELLS!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:32:18 PM
And you know, I can't even watch ten minutes of The Third Man...

Joseph Cotton is an actor whose "message" I don't get.  He isn't handsome - to my way of thinking - and he just seems to always give the same performance.  He and Robert Ryan are the two noir actors whose performances just don't interest me.  Not that they aren't in some other good movies that I enjoy...they ARE....  But give me Tyrone or William Holden or Robert Mitchum or even Alan Ladd....and I will be happy.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:32:22 PM
Yes, Jennifer, I will report as soon as I read something about the ultinate fate of VERONICA MARS.

Next week are the up-fronts where each network will unveil its new schedule for next season. NBC begins the week.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:33:35 PM
Today is Wednesday....all day....

George and Martha.  Sad...sad....sad.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:34:23 PM
I think Joseph Cotton was a wonderful actor, so we will definitely part company there.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:36:21 PM
Prancing with the Stars....I am surprised a rival network hasn't programmed that!  Sometimes I watch the results show....

I did watch about 20 minutes of AI last night....I was tuned in for about 40 minutes....but only 20 minutes of it was the show...the rest of the time was filled with commercials and promos.

I don't have a preference for any of the four people I saw last night.  I don't think I would want to buy a CD from any of them - and I just WISH that the whole show would END!  FOREVER!  Thank you very much.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 01:36:48 PM
I think Joseph Cotton was a wonderful actor, so we will definitely part company there.

One less man to fight over!  ;D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:41:14 PM
About Blake and the beatboxing:

Several weeks ago, Randy chided Blake for not doing it often enough because it was what made him unique. I'll swear, the judges are often more hindrance than help since they say whatever pops into their heads but are as inconsistent as can be about what they've said previously.

And I also think it's very clear that the show's producers are now tapping Jordin as this year's winner. They incloded all those rave comments from Gibb about her, they gave her the final slot in the show, and though the judges were a bit more reserved last night in her second song, you can tell that she's their darling, too.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:43:08 PM
I don't have a preference for any of the four people I saw last night.  I don't think I would want to buy a CD from any of them - and I just WISH that the whole show would END!  FOREVER!  Thank you very much.

So, it's OK with you to deny pleasure that the rest of us could achieve when it's so much easier to just turn your set to another channel and skip comments here about the singers and performances.

I don't quite understand that kind of thinking.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 01:49:49 PM
I just read that NBC has canceled THE REAL-LIFE WEDDING CRASHERS from the Monday 10 p.m. slot. The next two weeks will have new episodes of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT shown in that timeslot. Repeats of the shows will then air Tuesday night in its regular timeslot.


I also read that Fox is planning to show the remaining episodes of DRIVE in July, but no definite dates have been set as yet.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 01:52:16 PM
I went to Lowe's to see about the tilemen. They had me on record, but the tile contractor didn't. So now let's see how long it takes for them to call.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 01:53:34 PM
Re American Idol: I couldn't care less that it is on tv, but I don't really think it is an item that should be covered as news.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 02:07:55 PM
What a strange day!  By 4 PM, the Mac Man had not shown so I called him.  He said he knew he had an appointment today but could not remember with whom.  We set a new date for Monday at 2.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 02:08:30 PM
For DR Michael S:

The World's Full of Girls
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
cut from Follies

Ben:
The world's full of girls
Who are waiting to be kissed,
Waiting to be kissed,
Oops!  There's one I missed!

The world's full of girls
And I'm making up a list
'Cause I'm gonna kiss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

And when,
And when I've kissed 'em all
And satisfied my yen,
What then?
What then?
I guess I'm gonna have to kiss 'em over again.

The world's full of girls
Who are virginal and pink,
Younger than you think,
How about a drink?

The world's full of girls
And before I start to sink,
I am gonna kiss 'em,
Each and ev'ry one!

[interlude]

Ben:
You, miss!
Girl 1:
Me?
Ben:
Yes, you with the Marilyn Monroe...
Girl 1:
Who?...
Ben:
Hairdo...
Girl 1:
Who the fuck is Marilyn Monroe?
Ben:
Yes, well then,
You, shall we blow the joint
And go out twisting?
Girl 2:
Go out what?
Ben:
I see your point.

Well, you then,
Pretty maiden,
Shall we sit and have a chat?

Girl 3:
I could go for that.
Ben:
Good, then.
Pretty maiden,
Shall we hasten to my flat?
Girl 3:
What a pussy cat!
Ben:
Now...

Girl 3:
I certainly am honored
That a gentleman like you
Wants to take a girl like me
Out for a date
When you could probably
Have anyone at all,
Like a star
Or a duchess--
Say, do you know Princess Grace?
I mean, well what's she really like?

'Cause I gather from your book,
Although I didn't really read it,
That you know a lot of big
And important celebrities.

That picture on the jacket
Doesn't really do you justice,
You're more handsome in the flesh
With all that graying in your hair,

But then I've always
Gone for older men
Which shouldn't hang you up,
But an awful lot of older men
Get terribly uptight,
Like out in public
When we bump into friends,
But if anything, it's me
Who feels embarrassed
But I'm not,
'Cause like I said,
How I'm honored
And so what if people think
I'm being kept or something?

Phyllis:
The world's full of boys
Who are waiting to be kissed,
Waiting to be kissed,
Well, if you insist...

The world's full of boys
And I hardly can resist,
So I'm gonna kiss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

And when,
And when I've kissed 'em all
And satisfied my yen.

Ben:
What then?
Phyllis:
What then?

I guess I'm gonna
Have to kiss 'em over again.

The world's full of boys,
Ev'ry color, shape, and kind,
Raunchy and refined.
Look at that behind.

The world's full of boys,
And I'm sure you wouldn't mind
If I go and sleep with
Each and ev'ry one.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 02:21:23 PM
I have some writing to do now before heading downstairs to continue viewing from last night's shows.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 02:27:54 PM
let's try that eric crozier file again!
http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=research/archive/special/crozier.html

Well, it's still screwed up. C'est la vie!

I worked it out; now, who was sleeping with whom?

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 02:30:33 PM
Good Afternoon!

Whew!

Back from the laundromat.   I decided to go ahead and head down the block to take care of the backlog of laundry I had to get gone.  Even though it cost me a little over a roll of quarters, there's something to be said about getting six load of laundry done - washed, dried and folded - in just about two hours, rather than the eight it would have taken me to get it all done here at the apartment.

I take it a roll of quarters no longer gets a house boy for the day?

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 02:35:16 PM
- and I just WISH that the whole show would END!  FOREVER!  Thank you very much.

IS Fox the ONLY TV channel you receive, then?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 02:38:18 PM
Re American Idol: I couldn't care less that it is on tv, but I don't really think it is an item that should be covered as news.

Well, since 77 million people watch -- roughly one-quarter of the population -- it probably counts as a phenomenon that newsrooms feel ought to be commented upon.

I can guarantee you that 77 million people didn't give two hoots and a holler about the white-tie dinner at the White House for Queen Elizabeth II.

And newsrooms are after ratings, too.  "Idol" sells advertising which allows them to have workable budgets.

Or, look at it a different way:  Only a handful of us post about it -- 5-7  of us, tops, I think.  Multiply that by 15,000,000, throw in 10 internet hits per person (77 million, that is) and at least some discussion by each viewer at school or at work or anywhere else out in public...and you have a cultural phenomenon -- something that more people are watching and talking about than anything else.

Last week 135,000,000 votes were called-in...at a nominal charge per call.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 02:58:23 PM
Good Afternoon!

My, my, my, I actually ended up having quite a productive day.  Laundry, e-mails, phone calls, errands, etc.  And now I get to reward myself by attending tonight's final dress of Encores Stairway to Paradise.  It's a review of revues, basically a tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies.  Should be fun.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 02:58:48 PM
I take it a roll of quarters no longer gets a house boy for the day?

der Brucer

Sadly, no.  Just an hour.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 03:00:19 PM
Just a friendly reminder...

Mother's Day is this coming Sunday.  Have you placed your flower order yet?

;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 03:00:59 PM
Oh...

Thank you, DR FJL, for my aforementioned reward.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 03:03:54 PM
So...

Any thoughts about Robin Thicke?

I do have to say, I like his new, "cleaner" look.  And I have to wonder if he avoided this look when his first album came out since he does look very much like his father, Alan Thicke.  -And even some people thought his first album was not that great, I liked it.  That one song where he samples "A Fifth of Beethoven" is one of my most-played tracks on my iPod.

In any case...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 03:04:22 PM
I should get ready to head down to City Center.

Laters...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 03:05:06 PM
Jose - any time.  Have  a good time!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 03:05:06 PM
Just a friendly reminder...

Mother's Day is this coming Sunday.  Have you placed your flower order yet?

;)


Card mailed Monday.

Flower order (white rose corsage, for my mom and my aunt) ordered Monday.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 03:08:37 PM
Egrets, I've seen a few, but then again, too few to mention.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 03:09:52 PM
I did what I had to do, and saw it through, sans water retention.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 03:16:38 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.outdoordecor.com/images/catpics/335.jpg)[/move]
Gnome man is an island.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 03:22:11 PM
You can't see the chorus for the trees...
(http://www.newyorkled.com/special_events/christmas_pics/christmas_south_street_004.jpg)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 03:30:05 PM
Looks like our Waratah bush in flower.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 03:40:17 PM
Well... Maybe not that one.
Picky, picky, picky.

 ::)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 03:46:58 PM
As always, the media is reporting whatever they feel like, with no real clew as to what they're talking about.  I've heard the fire was started by a homeless person who fell asleep while smoking (as posted here last night), I've heard it was a twenty-year-old idiot who dropped his cigarette - none of it substantiated by anyone.  They may as well add a giraffe from the zoo as long as they're flailing about.
Giraffes shouldn't smoke.  The stuff does nasty things to their throats.








Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 03:47:00 PM
Looks like our Waratah bush in flower.



Whatah Waratah bush?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 03:48:32 PM
Caught up at last.  "Up" seems to be more nimble and runs more quickly these days.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 03:58:23 PM
According to MovieTalkies.com plans are being set for a Bollywood remake of CASABLANCA to star Shah Ruk Khan in the Bogart role.

I guess I had better hurry up and watch the original before this new one gets made.
You've never seen Casablanca?????

(Be forewarned - it's in black and white.  And none of the leads dance.)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 04:00:17 PM
Whatah Waratah bush?
I posted a pic of a Waratah t'other day young Ron.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 04:04:01 PM
7th May - reply #54
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 04:05:31 PM
IS Fox the ONLY TV channel you receive, then?

I'm glad you called it merely a channel, DR Ron Pulliam, and not a news station.  It is definitely NOT a news station.

It is, perhaps, a propaganda machine.    :-\
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:12:25 PM
Card mailed Monday.

Flower order (white rose corsage, for my mom and my aunt) ordered Monday.
You're making them share?

How frugal.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:16:17 PM
The fellow I trained for wrangling today caught on to the job very quickly.  He's got a good attitude.  If the rest of the new wranglers (officiallly, the job is called "Parcel Pick-Up") turn out as well as he did, this should be a good summer.

The three wranglers remaining from summers past are another matter entirely.   To them, a job is an entitlement, not a job.  :P
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 04:20:15 PM
My feet still hurt.

There was some relief, however.  Our entire stock of ice - yes, ice - had to be dumped ("recalled") because some of the ice at another store had plastic found inside some of the cubes.  I was one of the crew dumping the ice, on a section of the lawn between the store and the highway.  It was nice, how the cool from the ice took some of the ache out of my arches.

Then it was back to the hot pavement.  Oh, well.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 04:35:33 PM
I'm glad you called it merely a channel, DR Ron Pulliam, and not a news station.  It is definitely NOT a news station.

It is, perhaps, a propaganda machine.    :-\

Actually, we have a Fox TV station and then there's the Fox News Nowhere, a separate entity unto itself.

The Fox TV station plays such interesting fare as "American Idol", "24" and "Bones."  And until recently, "The Wedding Bells", a delightful comedy nobody watched and which Fox sent to the devil.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2007, 04:43:09 PM
I am disappointed to find that neither Brian D'arcy James nor Tom Wopat are on stage anywhere in NY during my trip to that city. How am I to get any kulture while I am there.

However, Kevin Spacey is in a play so that might be kind of fun to see.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 04:44:09 PM
With all that talk about "the Beav" yesterday, wasn't sure if it had been mentioned that Jerry Mathers will be joining the cast of “Hairspray” on Broadway on June 5th.  Mr. Mathers will play  
Wilbur Turnblad for three months.  This will be the Beev’s Broadway debut.
'
Can he dance?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 04:45:29 PM
Can he dance?

He won't dance...don't ask him!

 ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 04:49:03 PM
Re: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results

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I was not surprised with who left. It was the right choice (billy ray). But i was quite surprised with the 2nd team in the bottom 2. I was sure it would be ian and cheryl (yet they were declared safe first).I was really shocked that joey and kym were B2 (since all along i had thought they would win.

I am really happy my fav is doing well (apolo). I just love him and julianne. So cute.


I wasn't surprised at all with Joey in the bottom 2.  I just don't think he's that good compared to the others.  I want either Laila or Apollo to win it all. Don't care which, I like them both.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2007, 04:49:42 PM
I am disappointed to find that neither Brian D'arcy James nor Tom Wopat are on stage anywhere in NY during my trip to that city. How am I to get any kulture while I am there.

However, Kevin Spacey is in a play so that might be kind of fun to see.




See "A Chorus Line".
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 04:52:19 PM
I'm quite logey right now.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 04:56:06 PM
I have no urge to promote full-fledged warfare amongst family. I simply want the slob to own up to the deal he made with my father so that I can settle the estate and see that he, my other brother and I receive the payments my dad promised.  He had his reasons for making me executor, the primary one to assure that Randy not get walked over by Macbeth.

Sounds like he was a wise man.  It may be driving you batty, but you're doing a good job at what he knew would need to be done.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 04:56:16 PM

Good morning dear Esteemed, rested, svelte, and sinewy BK --

I second the motion, as far as the suggestion of "Claritin-D" to help with your allergy problem.  I'm usually not bothered too much, but this has been a heavy pollen season here in Phoenix, and I've had to take a few Claritin myself.


How could any pollen, no matter how tough, survive in that Arizona heat?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:00:43 PM
Well, since 77 million people watch -- roughly one-quarter of the population -- it probably counts as a phenomenon that newsrooms feel ought to be commented upon.

I can guarantee you that 77 million people didn't give two hoots and a holler about the white-tie dinner at the White House for Queen Elizabeth II.

And newsrooms are after ratings, too.  "Idol" sells advertising which allows them to have workable budgets.

Or, look at it a different way:  Only a handful of us post about it -- 5-7  of us, tops, I think.  Multiply that by 15,000,000, throw in 10 internet hits per person (77 million, that is) and at least some discussion by each viewer at school or at work or anywhere else out in public...and you have a cultural phenomenon -- something that more people are watching and talking about than anything else.

Last week 135,000,000 votes were called-in...at a nominal charge per call.



I don't get it. I have no interest in AI
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Adriana Patti on May 09, 2007, 05:01:00 PM
finaly home and in the air conditioning. I stayed after class to watch a movie that our sociology teacher was showing called idiocracy. It was a little too extreme for my tastes.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:03:38 PM
How could any pollen, no matter how tough, survive in that Arizona heat?

But it's a dry heat   ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:05:34 PM
My laptop is still acting up. Chris, our computer guru from the main office in Des Moines is here and keeping me company while everyone is away.  She told me how to easily secure my wireless network, using the router program rather than the windows wireless network software and it was easy as pie.   It didn't solve my problem, but I'm not providing free internet for the whole neighborhood anymore
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:06:29 PM
I left the laptop alone.  Maybe it's downloading a big update, but I don't have it set to download without asking me, so I'm not sure what's up.  If it doesn't start working by tomorrow I'm going to take it in to the office tomorrow and see if Chris will look at it for me
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:13:22 PM
Oh, and she's such a great friend, she's drawing up a proposal for me for a file server and a network for my new office. She's going to try to find a good inexpensive way to do it so I can set it up myself. She went with me to the office today so she has a good idea of what is there and what we could work with.   What a great friend.  She says I may have to rewire some things, but that's ok.  

My practice will be form intensive, so it would be great to have it all on a file server so as my office expands all the info is there and available for anyone to work on it at the same time.

I know a fair amount about computers, but she always educates me about something.  I was surprised to hear I'm one of the few people in the office who regularly seeks her advice.  
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:14:45 PM
I should transplant the hostas tonight.   Or I should do the laundry tonight. But I keep thinking that I should have a root beer float tonight instead....decisions decisions....
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 05:19:11 PM
I should transplant the hostas tonight.   Or I should do the laundry tonight. But I keep thinking that I should have a root beer float tonight instead....decisions decisions....
So many people are thinking laundry.  I'm putting mine off until tomorrow (my off day).  

Root beer floats sound good.

But what I've got is grape soda and cream soda.

Hmmm... cream soda with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

I'd better do dinner first.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 05:20:11 PM
Ham steaks.  Cheesy grits.  Salad.  (Der Brucer's topped with marinated mushrooms - he likes that.)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 05:25:37 PM
No, I am happy that so many people enjoy American Idol.  And I do skip some of the posts about it, especially if I haven't seen it.  But since I watched it last night, I thought I would express my thoughts....just as everyone else who watched was doing.

I do hate what it SEEMS to be doing to the recording industry and those who are trying to have a career in singing - and I did turn the channel.

Sorry if I upset anyone by my comments.  I will say I wrote just a small portion of what I really thought....just because it didn't seem important to say so MUCH that was negative.

If we only post about things we ALL like, we won't have many 400 post days.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:27:23 PM
I don't mind posts about AI or other shows I either don't like or don't watch. I just don't get AI. I didn't think it would last this long.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 05:27:57 PM
If the tileman won't come to Mohammed....Mohammed will go to the tileman.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:29:04 PM
I'm enjoying Thank God You're Here tonight.  It seems to be getting better. Of course I used to love doing improv.  I took a week long class in it with Stephen Book at Esalen one year. That was a great week.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2007, 05:35:10 PM
I should transplant the hostas tonight.   Or I should do the laundry tonight. But I keep thinking that I should have a root beer float tonight instead....decisions decisions....

 ;D

I'm trying to finish up the thank you notes for the conference I worked on last month and get them mailed before the rates go up on Monday.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 05:38:35 PM
No, I am happy that so many people enjoy American Idol.  And I do skip some of the posts about it, especially if I haven't seen it.  But since I watched it last night, I thought I would express my thoughts....just as everyone else who watched was doing.

I do hate what it SEEMS to be doing to the recording industry and those who are trying to have a career in singing - and I did turn the channel.

Sorry if I upset anyone by my comments.  I will say I wrote just a small portion of what I really thought....just because it didn't seem important to say so MUCH that was negative.

If we only post about things we ALL like, we won't have many 400 post days.

You can say whatever you like, whenever you like.  That's what we love about this here site.  Some people hate things, some love them - different strokes for different yolks.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:42:02 PM
No, I am happy that so many people enjoy American Idol.  And I do skip some of the posts about it, especially if I haven't seen it.  But since I watched it last night, I thought I would express my thoughts....just as everyone else who watched was doing.

I do hate what it SEEMS to be doing to the recording industry and those who are trying to have a career in singing - and I did turn the channel.

Sorry if I upset anyone by my comments.  I will say I wrote just a small portion of what I really thought....just because it didn't seem important to say so MUCH that was negative.

If we only post about things we ALL like, we won't have many 400 post days.


I guess I didn't realize that only certain members here were allowed to criticize programs that they don't enjoy.

I must have missed that memo.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:45:46 PM
I guess I didn't realize that only certain members here were allowed to criticize programs that they don't enjoy.

I must have missed that memo.

Gee I got it in triplicate... ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2007, 05:46:08 PM
DR MattH, I haven't read the last pages of posts (so forgive me if you mentioned anything about this), but i had asked you to report if you heard anything about VERONICA MARS getting renewed.

My sister reads the tv guide website. And apparently chances were minimal. But she said that things looked a lot better now. I'm not sure how good the chances are, but at least this seems slightly optismistic.

Although i think they would use one of the creators ideas (maybe aging the characters a few years).
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:46:23 PM
Gee I got it in triplicate... ;)


And you couldn't give me a copy?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:47:49 PM
And you couldn't give me a copy?

You mean I'm supposed to share?  What a concept...
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:47:51 PM
I must have missed that memo.

Just don't forget pink shirt Thursdays!    :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:48:40 PM
My laptop is working. It was a ton of updates that kept slowing it down to a crawl.  The good news is I'm now a secured network
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:48:47 PM
Just don't forget pink shirt Thursdays!    :)


Well, I guess every day is Thursday for me!
[/i]
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 05:50:03 PM
Gee I got it in triplicate... ;)
So YOU are the one who got TCB's copy!

And I didn't get one, either!

I say this smacks of conspiracy!!!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:50:45 PM
It's my sister's birthday today. We haven't spoken since a big drama back in March, I think. Anyway, I sent her an e-card. She hasn't picked it up yet, but I made the effort.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:51:26 PM
So YOU are the one who got TCB's copy!

And I didn't get one, either!

I say this smacks of conspiracy!!!


Well,  I guess I will blame Jose.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 05:51:56 PM
So YOU are the one who got TCB's copy!

And I didn't get one, either!

I say this smacks of conspiracy!!!

Oh, wait...here's a note...it says "Take one and pass the rest on"  
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:52:54 PM
Oh, wait...here's a note...it says "Take one and pass the rest on"  


Ah-ha!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: S. Woody White on May 09, 2007, 05:53:02 PM
I think that American Yodel smells like particularly toxic butt burps.

Der Brucer really enjoys the show.

Is our marriage in trouble?

Dear Abby, please respond!

 :o
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 05:53:27 PM
Well, I guess every day is Thursday for me!
[/i]

You and DR MusicGuy both, I gather!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 05:59:35 PM
You and DR MusicGuy both, I gather!


That is because we both realize that it takes a natural blonde to pull it off.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 06:02:29 PM
I got a nice DVD from TCB today.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 06:02:45 PM
I just got this e-mail:

 I Apologize for the behavior of my staff
I will find out what is going on and get back to you
Thank you
Alan
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cason on May 09, 2007, 06:03:53 PM
I just got this e-mail:

 I Apologize for the behavior of my staff
I will find out what is going on and get back to you
Thank you
Alan

Is this regarding the booth incident?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 06:04:27 PM
I got a nice DVD from TCB today.

Wow!  The Post Office came through for a change.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:06:47 PM
I just got this e-mail:

 I Apologize for the behavior of my staff
I will find out what is going on and get back to you
Thank you
Alan

Are booths harder to clean or serve at than tables?  ;D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 06:06:52 PM
Yes, the Booth Incident - that's the title of my next novel.

Below what I posted, he asked two people to followup and check on what happened.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:07:38 PM
I think that American Yodel smells like particularly toxic butt burps.

Der Brucer really enjoys the show.

Is our marriage in trouble?

Dear Abby, please respond!

 :o

Sorry to tell you that Eppie is busy being dead....her daughter may get back with you if you enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.  :D
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 06:07:46 PM
Is this regarding the booth incident?


Cason!  BK is certainly not old enough to have known John Wilkes Booth
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 06:08:17 PM
I just made a most amusing post to the film score messageboard.  Here's a link to the thread - note the thread title - all the gentlemen I refer to in my post are soundtrack producers.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=42001&forumID=1
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:08:25 PM
In answer to an earlier question:  John Wilkes.....
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:10:33 PM
I just made a most amusing post to the film score messageboard.  Here's a link to the thread - note the thread title - all the gentlemen I refer to in my post are soundtrack producers.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=42001&forumID=1

Pearls before swine, dude....that is my fear here.  

 8)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 06:12:04 PM
I just made a most amusing post to the film score messageboard.  Here's a link to the thread - note the thread title - all the gentlemen I refer to in my post are soundtrack producers.



LOL, but I doubt many of the people there are laughing.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cason on May 09, 2007, 06:13:03 PM
So, is our esteemed GM continuing to remain tight-lipped regarding "The Brain"?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:15:17 PM
My computer is running very slowly tonight.....must be all the AI and D/W THE STARS posting.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:15:56 PM
LOL, but I doubt many of the people there are laughing.

Are they all a rather...serious lot?    ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 06:16:10 PM
I wish I could get an email like that from Lowe's regarding the fact that the tilemen have not called, even after going in person to complain.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:16:14 PM
Just like the old song by the Go-Go's!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 06:34:14 PM
LOL, but I doubt many of the people there are laughing.

That's why I occasionally do that sort of post - just to watch and see how many of these people truly are humorless - on that board, it's plenty.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2007, 06:35:52 PM
Yesterday, the voters in our community defeated an operating levy for the local school district.  Today, a couple hundred high school students marched in protest from the high school to the administrative offices and demanded a meeting with the superintendent.  That explains why there was a lot of unusual school bus traffic when I passed the high school on my way to work this morning.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:42:19 PM
I think I will watch SHEAR DESIGN, if that's okay.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Jrand70 on May 09, 2007, 06:42:48 PM
Internet still a bit slow....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 06:45:47 PM
I don't get it. I have no interest in AI

I don't either.  I never got into it when it first started, so I think the interest passed me by.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 06:50:44 PM
ATTENTION HHW LIBRARIANS and BIBLIOPHILES:

I have come across something that may have some value and after checking all of the First Edition sites on the net, cannot really find the information I need.

The Book:  High Magic's Aid

Author:  Scire aka Gerald Gardner

Edition:  First 1949  London Michael Houghton

Made & Printed in London by Edgar S. Dunstan & Co.

Hardback with blue dust jacket

Someone has a copy on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/High-Magics-Aid-Gerald-Gardner/dp/B000PWPMQA/ref=sr_1_3/002-6469038-7235237?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178759676&sr=8-3) for $375.13!

I don't know how long they've had it listed. ::)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 06:51:56 PM
I just made a most amusing post to the film score messageboard.  Here's a link to the thread - note the thread title - all the gentlemen I refer to in my post are soundtrack producers.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=42001&forumID=1 (http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=42001&forumID=1)

That's pretty funny!  It always surprises me when people can't figure out that things like that are supposed to be funny.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2007, 06:54:48 PM
I think the interest passed me by.

The parade, on the other hand...    ::)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 07:10:05 PM
;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Tomovoz on May 09, 2007, 07:24:17 PM
IMHO "reality" shows are adding to the dumbing down of the planet - with the "bonus" that they give the populace the "Drug" of feeling that their opinions actually matter. Sad that the "our candidate won" seems to be so important the psyche of the 21st Century.

No. I am not a "snob" I'm still very much a supporter of popular music  (even if I do still dwell in the 1960's).

The "celebrities" who take part in the "Dancing with the Stars" type shows are just really the equivalent of the Game Show participants of earlier decades. When your star is fading, you need to try and keep a little of the dull glow in the public eye.

At least those of us who are anti "reality" shows can use the switch of button. (and of course skip the posts here without offending the "fans").
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 07:46:31 PM
No, I am happy that so many people enjoy American Idol.  And I do skip some of the posts about it, especially if I haven't seen it.  But since I watched it last night, I thought I would express my thoughts....just as everyone else who watched was doing.

I do hate what it SEEMS to be doing to the recording industry and those who are trying to have a career in singing - and I did turn the channel.

Sorry if I upset anyone by my comments.  I will say I wrote just a small portion of what I really thought....just because it didn't seem important to say so MUCH that was negative.

If we only post about things we ALL like, we won't have many 400 post days.

DR JRand56, I find the show pretty pathetic because I see very little in today's "pop" vocal technique and I find not enough time concerned with what I feel are primary matters in singing - telling a story, diction, knowing when to trust the melody, using pop stylings for emphasis or pinpointing something - and when such matters are discussed, singers are accused of being "cabaret-y" (whatever the fat hell that means) or they're accused of not not doing one of the abov.  Occasionally I see someone I think is wonderful - for me it's Melinda - but I'm not going to kick it too much because too many people I like on the site are addicted to it.  I think you got unfairly kicked around today, especially since someone had similar feelings about that moronic dancing program and could have easily switched channels there.  However, I guess we're all hypocrites at heart: I have a set of rules as a pedestrian and a different set as a pedestrian.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 07:56:21 PM
I'm back from Encores!' faux-follies, which has wonderful moments but seemed a bit relentless to me.  I think a few more sketches might have relied the constant "big number" feeling that overwhelmed me.  Only two orchestrations were original, and the rest were beautifully done by Jonathan Tunick, the absolute best in the business.  The whole evening reminded me of Sondheim's FOLLIES in sound, since Jonathan's approach - and the creators of the show's - is more MGM than correct musical theatre sound. My big caveat is the approach of doing a revue from 1907-1953 or so in historical sequence got mangled by putting numbers together, my least favorite being a triangle performing a medley of "Manhattan" and "Mountain Greenery," especially since i thought it was a lousy lead-in for the "wolf" to go into "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan."  

There were two funny sketches, and I liked the cast a lot.  I don't believe one choreographer did it all, since it's such a large amount of staging,  but I couldn't find a choreography credit to prove me wrong.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 08:06:41 PM
Sorry to tell you that Eppie is busy being dead....her daughter may get back with you if you enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.  :D

So Abby was Eppie (Esther Pauline)?   I've never been clear which was Eppie and which was Popo (Pauline Esther)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2007, 08:07:55 PM
(http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/X/2/saddam_chia_thug.jpg)

Wouldn't that be "Terror-cotta"?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2007, 08:10:53 PM
And whatever happened to Wes Stern who did the role? He did a couple of Love  American Style and several episodes of Rhoda and then????

I thought of him just the other day, his name just popped into my head, and thought the same thing: "Whatever happened..."

I liked "Getting Together" although I don't remember anything except the theme song. Too bad theme songs have fallen out of fashion.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2007, 08:11:52 PM
The fake propgram we were given tonight says warren Carlyle was the choreographer, and he's poorly jammed amongst the costumes, lights. etc.  His credit should be as large as Jerry Zaks since his staging's over half of the show.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2007, 08:11:57 PM
Two (count 'em) posting days for me in less than a week--a recent record!!  :)

Nice to see you back, JMK! I hope you can stay awhile!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 08:12:14 PM
Hi Edi! I've missed you while you've been so busy.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 08:24:00 PM
Just tried to post thinking I was logged in, but it didn't let me.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 08:24:33 PM
But all indications were that i WAS logged in
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 08:25:10 PM
I had that happen earlier...I saw my name but it said I wasn't logged in
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2007, 08:28:36 PM
Kids at the elementary schools here drew pictures on socks for deep vein thrombosis awareness.  Now I'm sure it's a good thing to be aware of, but elementary students drawing pictures on socks???
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2007, 08:30:57 PM
But all indications were that i WAS logged in

That happens to a lot of us, FJL.  We give all indications that we are thinking, but we really aren't.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 08:37:15 PM
Will we never get to page thirteen?  Will my allergies ever abate?  Will I eat something other than the fries I had at eleven-thirty, the bagel at three, and the ice cream at three-thirty?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:37:26 PM
Good Evening!

I'm back from Encores' Stairway To Paradise too...

And I thought it was good, not great.  And as much as I like Kristin Chenoweth, I was wishing for more Ruthie Henshall - who only had two solos during the whole evening.  -At least she got her own line in credits.  But Kristin and Kevin Chamberlain were in lots of numbers, and had plenty of quick changes.

The only really thing that bugged me was that each number was not a recreation of an actual "Follies" number - which is sort of what I thought it was going to be.  And, as DR elmore mentioned, some of the medleys and cobbling together of numbers seemed a bit forced at times.  Consequently, some of the transitions also seemed a bit awkard.  -At least to me.  Additionally, I was hoping for more of a "history of dance" in the numbers, but everything seemed a bit the same throughout - even though the numbers were presented in chronological order.  However, the tapper was amazing!

*And, yes, Warren Carlyle, did all the choreography.  I know his assistant, and they've been working on it for the past couple of months.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 08:37:39 PM
Perhaps I'll go out and get a little something to appease my appetite.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:39:10 PM
DR JRand, I don't mind the negative comments about IDOL or any other show.

But you wished the show would end forever, and that's a different entity entirely. That would deprive those of us who DO like it from a small piece of pleasure for five months each year just to satisfy a whim of yours that's so easily met by simply changing the channel.

That's what I found rather thoughtless. If I'm off base, I apologize.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:39:27 PM
OH...

And Christopher Fitzgerald practically stole the show with his rendition of "Josephina, Please No Lean On The Bell", imh(umble)o.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:40:45 PM
DR FJL - Julie disappeared after the intermission.  I hope she's OK.  ???
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 08:41:12 PM
I just glanced at my Futurama calendar and it says that today is Glenda Jackson's 70th Birthday!  Happy Birthday to Glenda! ;D

Just had to share. :)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:42:27 PM
I began my evening by checking out some of the special features on the first disc of the THIRD MAN set. The first feature I listened to was repeated from the 1999 set: actor Richard Clarke reading Graham Greene's screen treatment for his story. Funny that the protagonist's original name was Rollo Martins that was later changed to Holly Martins.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: George on May 09, 2007, 08:42:30 PM
But according to her IMDb.com (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413559/) listing, she's 71! ::)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:48:06 PM
Next, I listened to a good portion of the running commentary between director Stephen Soderbergh and writer Tony Gilroy. Why these two were selected to do a commentary I have no idea because Gilroy kept asking Soderbergh questions about the production that he couldn't answer. It's a lively enough discussion between the two of them, but because they have so few facts to impart about the production, I didn't find it particularly illuminating.

Film histrian Dana Polan also has a commentary on the first disc which I'll check out tomorrow. It's got to be better than the other one.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 08:48:17 PM
BK - As for the "booth incident".... Booths at the Pig'n'Whistle are usually "reserved" for celebrities.  And/or people wearing a minimum of $2000 worth of clothes and/or jewelry.  So... Next time, wear sunglasses.  They'll think you're "important".  ;)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:49:37 PM
BONES had an OK episode tonight dealing with a body found that was glowing in the dark. There were really only three suspects, so guessing the murderer wasn't too hard.

Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:51:49 PM
CROSSING JORDAN had one plot borrowed from D.O.A., a man wanders into the morgue having been poisoned and is dying. He wants to see his long missing daughter before he dies.

The other story involved a magician team who killed one another simultaneously. OK little puzzle there.

Love is in the air around the Boston M.E.'s office with one couple pairing off and two potential ones mating before the show ends its season next week.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 08:52:18 PM
But it's a dry heat   ;)

So is a crematorium :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:52:55 PM
LOST featured the Ben backstory, fascinating as always. And a pretty big surprise at the end of the show, not that I wasn't expecting it for some time.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 08:53:26 PM
As for the IDOL results, no surprise there at all.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2007, 08:53:47 PM
Even though it cost me a little over a roll of quarters, there's something to be said about getting six load of laundry done - washed, dried and folded - in just about two hours, rather than the eight it would have taken me to get it all done here at the apartment.

That's what I've been tell myself every two weeks for the last 30 years!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2007, 08:59:11 PM
Jose - I haven't heard from her.  Maybe she just found a better seat?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2007, 08:59:52 PM
No nibbles on my Scire yet.  :(

Is that a euphemism?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2007, 09:00:20 PM
I am not even watching tv and I know about American Idol. It was just announced on the radio.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2007, 09:04:26 PM
Yesterday, the voters in our community defeated an operating levy for the local school district.  Today, a couple hundred high school students marched in protest from the high school to the administrative offices and demanded a meeting with the superintendent.  

Students cutting class for protests is a sure way to ensure that the next school tax issue fails!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2007, 09:08:29 PM
I'm heading down to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 09:28:47 PM
For DR Michael S:

The World's Full of Girls
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
cut from Follies

Ben:
The world's full of girls
Who are waiting to be kissed,
Waiting to be kissed,
Oops!  There's one I missed!

The world's full of girls
And I'm making up a list
'Cause I'm gonna kiss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

And when,
And when I've kissed 'em all
And satisfied my yen,
What then?
What then?
I guess I'm gonna have to kiss 'em over again.

The world's full of girls
Who are virginal and pink,
Younger than you think,
How about a drink?

The world's full of girls
And before I start to sink,
I am gonna kiss 'em,
Each and ev'ry one!


Phyllis:
The world's full of boys
Who are waiting to be kissed,
Waiting to be kissed,
Well, if you insist...

The world's full of boys
And I hardly can resist,
So I'm gonna kiss 'em
Each and ev'ry one.

And when,
And when I've kissed 'em all
And satisfied my yen.

Ben:
What then?
Phyllis:
What then?

I guess I'm gonna
Have to kiss 'em over again.

The world's full of boys,
Ev'ry color, shape, and kind,
Raunchy and refined.
Look at that behind.

The world's full of boys,
And I'm sure you wouldn't mind
If I go and sleep with
Each and ev'ry one.

Thanks for the lyrics. The above are the lyrics that are part of the Operette track from Stavisky. The French lyrics have nothing to do with the English lyrics as far as I can tell.  Phyllis first two sections are where the French lyrics come in.

Interesting lyrics.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 09:42:57 PM
12 minutes since the last post
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 09:44:40 PM
BK:

Which one television/film performance was your best (in your opinion) and which one would you like to disappear from IMDB
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 09:45:09 PM
Is just me or am I getting paranoid that I am the only one posting????
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MusicGuy on May 09, 2007, 09:53:38 PM

I'm just popping in for a minute..... thought I would say goodnight to the studlies and lovelies, and the Grande Mensch and the G.P.

I don't really know why, but I've had kind of a meloncholia hanging over me all evening.  And not a shoulder or a po-po in sight, unfortunately.

But, I guess I should remember Scarlett, and the "tomorrow is another...." philosophy.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: Michael on May 09, 2007, 09:53:50 PM
(http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/PigNwhistle.JPG)

This reminded me on a television show on the CBC set in an English Pub. The theme song lyrics went something like this.

Come in/To the Pig and Whistle/Come in/And have a laugh
(that's all I can remember)

It ran for 10 years 1967-1977 (I looked this up)
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 09:58:07 PM
DR MusicGuy - {{{HUG}}}
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: MusicGuy on May 09, 2007, 10:04:01 PM
DR MusicGuy - {{{HUG}}}

Thanks mucho !  Hasta Manana .
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2007, 10:40:25 PM
And I believe I shall be heading to the Land of the Wussburgers myself now..

Goodnight.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2007, 10:40:53 PM
BK:

Which one television/film performance was your best (in your opinion) and which one would you like to disappear from IMDB

I think the Nudie Musical is my finest hour as an actor.  I think The Young Lawyers could disappear just fine.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:00:24 AM
Let me get this straight - I made the post above at 10:40 and there has not been ONE post since?  Even though there were people here when I made it?  Have I got that straight?  Everyone just up and left without so much as a post?  Have I got that straight?  Everyone just WUSSBURGERED like a bunch of butt cheeks?  Have I got that straight?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:00:45 AM
And I should post the notes on time?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:01:03 AM
Even though we are not on page fourteen yet?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:01:13 AM
Have I got that straight?
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:01:32 AM
Frankly, I find it a bit nauseating, but that's just me.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:01:54 AM
There will be a bitch-slapping a'comin'
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:02:24 AM
And then, magically, someone will show up after midnight.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:02:37 AM
And we'll have GUESTS galore.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:02:59 AM
Only there won't be any new notes to read because I, too, can WUSSBURGER, baby.
Title: Re:PICKLED HERRING
Post by: bk on May 10, 2007, 12:03:12 AM
At long last, page fourteen.