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Title: A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: bk on October 02, 2007, 11:50:53 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were reckoned with, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they, too, are fighting the good fight and must be reckoned with come hell or high or even low water.
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Post by: bk on October 02, 2007, 11:51:48 PM
And the word of the day is: MOLIMINOUS!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 02, 2007, 11:58:25 PM
As Der Brucer noted, Brunswick Stew was, traditionally, made with squirrel.

I've not had "traditional", though.  I suspect, in some parts of Appalachia, that road kill has ended up in many a batch of stew.

Possums, squirrel, field mice, deer...skunks...and other assorted animals that strayed.

I have a batch cooking in my 6-quart crockpot right now.  It is just getting to the point where all the ingredients are "merging" in both flavor and aroma.  And I'm going to let it slow-cook another three hours while I attempt to "sleep."
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 02, 2007, 11:59:57 PM
I sincerely hope the rest of this week moves along smartly....with no moliminous crises or events to stress me out.

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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 12:00:48 AM
On one of the big theater websites, they have reader blogs for NYMF shows.  The following blog reviewing the Brain was fun enough to share:



Aliens trying to take over Earth, will-benders, audience participation, and "feel-o-rama" (where audience members can feel what the characters feel) -- it's all part of The Brain From Planet X!

Fred and Joyce Bunson (Rob Evan and Amy Bodnar) are a typical nuclear family living in the San Fernando Valley in the '50s. He is a determined inventor, and she is a typical, doting housewife. Into this conflict-free environment, a UFO drops in, containing the ruler of Planet X, a large brain (Barry Pearl), and his minions, Zubrick (Cason Murphy), who gets a *tad* annoyed at humans' "stupidity," and Yoni (Alet Taylor), who greatly enjoys the male human physical anatomy. They are supposedly evolved humans, who rely solely on intelligence, and see no need for feelings, love, or family. They plan to take over the planet, and eraticate humans of these weak entities. Fred leads the team to prevent this alien take over, but will the aliens get a hold of Joyce to foil Fred's plan?

The show is appropriately campy, silly, and fun. There is an added level of audience interaction, both through the use of the aforementioned "feel-o-rama," and because one "lucky" audience member gets to have his brain tapped (which is of course accompanied by a company-wide tap dance). I was one of the audience members in consideration, but The Brain dubbed me "too smart." Takes one to know one, I guess. (This has also provided me with a wonderful lead-in to a story: since The Brain is played by Barry Pearl, who played "Doody" in the Grease movie, I've been telling my friends: "Doody says I'm too smart!)

The show makes absolutely no attempt to take itself seriously, which would not at all be appropriate in this wacky spoof. The title song is spoofy (don't care if it's not a word) and appropriate, complete with a perfect final pose each time it is reprised. The act one closer, "Now," is truly a powerful moment: each character we have encountered puts their own spin on how things will turn out...it's almost as if they're singing about what happens...in one more day...or something like that. (If there is any doubt, the characters all begin marching as the characters in Les Miz do at the end of the first act). I've decided something I love about these shows is the little references to other musicals. It's very likely that some audience members are theatre fanatics, such as yours truly, and will get and appreciate the jokes, whereas nothing is taken away from those who don't get them.

The show features several standout performances. The first comes from Amy Bodnar as Joyce. She is great at whatever her role entails, whether it's being a typical suburban housewife, changing her ways and lashing out at her husband and daughter, calling her daughter a bitch, or just staring with a blank expression on her face. The latter, especially, is hysterical every time she does it. Another standout is Cason Murphy as Zubrick. He has an amazing stage presence, and truly turns his two songs into the giant production numbers they are supposed to be. He is a true triple-threat, with some great dancing, a great voice, and certainly wonderful comedic acting. Barry Pearl also deserves mention for his turn as The Brain, if nothing else for creating a character when his head is stuck inside a huge brain, and his body inside a black coat. I couldn't help staring at him, and imaging how frustrating it must be to have no use of your arms and hands.

Oh, and there's a great scene involving hot men naked except for golden swimsuits. Enough said.

There's been a trend in theatre these days, of both adapting movies into musicals, and of overdoing satire/ironic mentions. While The Brain From Planet X indulges in both of these practices, it works where this show is concerned. I mean with the title of the show, what do you expect, the next Sweeney Todd? The show is sure to put you in a good mood, and even manages to leave you with a heartfelt message about the importance of family, and of not complaining when things aren't bad. Not to mention an important moral: men should get their own beer. What more could you want from a show entitled The Brain From Planet X?
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 12:03:51 AM
And so to bed.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:06:30 AM
Should men, I wonder, have to peel their own grapes?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:07:38 AM
I feel like frenzying for about 8 or 9 posts.

Just for fun, of course.

No other reason at all.

;)
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Post by: FJL on October 03, 2007, 12:07:40 AM
It's past my bedtime.  And almost time to wake up.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:08:02 AM
Oh, my, yes.

A frenzy would be fun.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:08:55 AM
It's past my bedtime.  And almost time to wake up.

You need to throw caution to the wind and embrace the Sandman.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:11:17 AM
It doesn't seem possible that the past week of postings from NYC is now over...with all the Hainsies/Kimlets returned to their regular lives...and leaving only a handful of New Yorkers to the daily task of dining out, snacking out, pigging out, etc. etc.

For all you with Levain "habits"...and for those who will continue to speak to us of Levains....just remember that they're cookies....they're not "love."

:)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:12:51 AM
And for those XXL cookies I've seen photos of...oof.

I want three of 'em.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:14:07 AM
I encourage any and everyone here to watch, tonight at 10 p.m., "Life" on NBC.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:16:06 AM
Tonight I watched "Cavemen," "Carpoolers" and "Reaper" (off DVR).

All cute.  All fun.  

But I'm not sure I'll watch any of them, other than "Reaper", again.


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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:17:16 AM
Congrautlations, JMK, on your eBay win.  I know how much FF means to you.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 12:17:39 AM
I think that now I shall call it a "night" and say "ciao for now."
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Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 12:59:01 AM
Tonight I watched "Cavemen," "Carpoolers" and "Reaper" (off DVR).

All cute.  All fun.  

But I'm not sure I'll watch any of them, other than "Reaper", again.

I watched "Cavemen" and "Carpoolers."  I liked "Carpoolers" but "Cavemen"...not so much.  It wasn't horrible but I only laughed a couple of times. :-\
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Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 01:01:34 AM
I think that now I shall call it a "night" and say "ciao for now."

And with that...Congrats on your 14000th Post! ;)

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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 02:01:31 AM
Wow, DR RLP - That's a lot of posts!!!   CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 02:02:04 AM
DR Jeanne - Ah. Thank you.  Finally, a lot of things are starting to make sense!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 02:02:32 AM
THE ENABLER was enabled?  By our own DR Edisaurus?  Oh, my!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 02:02:55 AM
Lovely new avatar, DR Samantha!!!!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 02:03:26 AM
DR dB - in some parts, guinea pig is considered quite the delicacy!  ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 04:49:52 AM
Good morning, all! I definitely see a plumber in my future!  The major leak has been stpped but each time I use the kitchen sink, there's still a leak- perhaps several in the pipe - going on and the super hasn't repaired the damage, only stopped the major one.  The apartment's still a mess: everything under the sink I didn't toss out is drying and waiing for things to be corrected.  I think tomorrow I will go to Tekserve, which is four blocks from Toyland, and buy the new Mac.  My Mac Man is back on Monday, so that should make everything work out in scheduling the new setup.

This morning, Toyland and a bit of work on Montgomery & Stone, filing away a few things, and a possible visit from DR Ginny and Richard.  Then the NYPL.  Tonight, I'm seeing DR Noel's show and attendfing a birthday bash for our choreographic assistant Cassie.  I hope there will be a lot of Brain folk attending.

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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 04:53:28 AM
We're working our way slowly through The Closer, Season 3, on the DVR.

SPOILER!!


Last night, we enjoyed the episode about Bridezilla.  So many laughs!
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 03, 2007, 04:55:02 AM
Good morning USA.  We just finished watching "Father & Son". It was marginally more exciting than The Cherry Orchard!

There is some beautiful imagery in Russian Films but they are so ponderous! (and I don't like action films)

Goodnight from OZ
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 05:02:45 AM
Tonight, I'm seeing DR Noel's show.

So are we! See ya there.
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 05:08:02 AM
On Sunday Dear Jose gave me three Levain cookies to share with DP Anthony. Since I got home late (almost 11:30) and Anthony was already asleep I did not open the bag but instead, placed it in the refrigerator. On Monday Anthony has class and doesn't get home until close to 7pm so we have dinner separately (I was also riding the stationary bike when he came home). He ate some dinner while I cleaned up and then I went to bed (around 8:15pm). Yesterday was the first chance we had to open the bag. After dinner we decided to eat the oatmeal raisin wonder. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to take off the chill and then I cut it in half so we each got our own large piece. Those cookies are downright dangerous! But, we still have two left. A complete chocolate concoction and a chocolate chip cookie. Perhaps we will partake before we leave to see Noel's show. Yummm, anticipation is half the fun.
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 05:08:28 AM
Good morning David and Tom.
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 05:08:46 AM
And since we're so close,

Welcome to Page 2
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 05:09:13 AM
Otto Bremer is calling. He's just about finished so I must attend to his needs.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 05:10:59 AM
Good morning, DR Ben.  Good night, DR Tomovoz.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 05:11:56 AM
DR Ben, I laud your willpower.  Those cookies would be gone in a flash in our house!  :)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 05:42:06 AM
And the word of the day is: MOLIMINOUS!

And The Song Of The Day-  I'M LATE
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 05:46:08 AM
Ron-

Congratulations to the Original
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 05:50:31 AM
Samantha-

Love your new Avatar,

Since I live in Florida-When are you coming down and where are you spending your week??
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 06:56:02 AM
DR Matt H.

A few posers for you-

In your valued opinion what are the top Five Criterion releases so far?

In your valued opinion what are the Five releases that you would like Criterion to tackle?

Is it possible that some manufacturer will combine in one unit the two Hi-Def systems(HD DVD and Blu-Ray)?

If not-What system would you recommend and Why?
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:21:35 AM
Good morning!

True to the forecast, not nearly as cool this morning. Yes, I still have the central A/C off and the attic fan running with doors and windows open, but it's SLIGHTLY cool air, and that's all. Very disappointing that we're not quite out of the grip of summer yet.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 07:23:10 AM
Early this morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 07:30:26 AM
Early this morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

DR Laura- Beautiful-ARIZONA seems to be a State to be reckoned with.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:32:19 AM
DR Matt H.

A few posers for you-

In your valued opinion what are the top Five Criterion releases so far?

In your valued opinion what are the Five releases that you would like Criterion to tackle?

Is it possible that some manufacturer will combine in one unit the two Hi-Def systems(HD DVD and Blu-Ray)?

If not-What system would you recommend and Why?

1. So many to choose from, but the ones I have admired the most:

1. SEVEN SAMAURAI
2. THE THIRD MAN
3. PITFALL/WOMAN IN THE DUNES/THE FACE OF ANOTHER
4. THE SCARLET EMPRESS
5. ACE IN THE HOLE

But that's really the tip of the iceburg.

2. I'd love to see Universal give Criterion the rights to the Dietrich/Durbin/West movies that haven't already been released. They did such a fine job with THE SCARLET EMPRESS that I'd love to see what they'd do with SHANGHAI EXPRESS. As for foreign films, it looks like all of the Janus collection will eventually be done by them, so I won't waste any votes on wanting those. We'l eventualy have them.

3. Two manufacturers have already jumped into the combo fray. LG did the first one with ful Blu-ray capability but slightly crippled HD-DVD capability, and Samsung is supposed to release a combo unit that fully embraces both Blu-ray and HD-DVD in November. However, the prices right now are prohibitive. You could buy two separate machines for about $300 less, so those combo machine prices have got to come down before they're viable.

4. Both Blu-ray and HD-DVD offer equal quality (and they both upconvert standard definition DVDs equally wel, an important consideration). If you're only going to get one, you need to then consider the software side of the ledger. What movies would you MOST want in high def, and then see which format supports that particular film.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 07:32:36 AM
BK-

Fingers Crossed

Toes Crossed

Eyes Crossed

Marimbas and Vibes for THE EVENT to take Place!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 07:32:56 AM
DearReaderLauraDR - that's one stunning photograph!  Thanks!  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:35:11 AM
The most widely heralded new show of the year premieres tonight on ABC at 8: PUSHING DAISIES. I will be watching.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 07:37:33 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.candycorn.com/candycornbulk.jpg)[/move]
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:40:26 AM
Well, I think FUNNY FACE is one of the real movie musical masterpieces. (I'd rank it at the VERY top if Astaire were twenty years younger.) I think every number is staged and performed brilliantly, and the three leads are perfection. For a musical of the era, the plot's a bubble on which to hang those deliriously wonderful Gershwin tunes, and the three additions to the score by Edens and Gershe are delightful. And pictorially, I can't think of another movie that can touch it for inventiveness.

As I said last week when I first watched the new DVD, the new transfer is spectacular and puts the old one (which I always thought looked digital and ugly) in the dust bin.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 07:41:27 AM
DR SINGDAW-

Trick or Treat?

Is it Halloween already?
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:44:26 AM
I got up early enough this corning to read the paper, clean the den, and then watch two CSI: NY episodes. One was a murder using an icicle as a weapon. The other involved a serial killer who was bumping off people who had had a part in causing his innocent brother's arrest and conviction for murder. Good shows and the DVD images often look high definition in quality.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 07:46:08 AM
Tonight is a final try for PRIVATE PRACTICE to hook me, and I'll also give DIRTY SEXY MONEY a second look. (I liked the first look very much last week.)
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 07:47:31 AM
Is it Halloween already?

No...

Someone in the office brough in a jar of these, and it just stuck in my brain...
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:51:01 AM
Wednesday Vibes for MR BK to do what must be done.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:51:49 AM
Congrats to DR JMK....those certainly were lovely photos of Phyllis Anderson - aka Frances Farmer, reservations clerk at the San Francisco Sheraton Palace Hotel.....et al.
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 07:52:17 AM
On one of the big theater websites, they have reader blogs for NYMF shows.  The following blog reviewing the Brain was fun enough to share:



Aliens trying to take over Earth, will-benders, audience participation, and "feel-o-rama" (where audience members can feel what the characters feel) -- it's all part of The Brain From Planet X!

Fred and Joyce Bunson (Rob Evan and Amy Bodnar) are a typical nuclear family living in the San Fernando Valley in the '50s. He is a determined inventor, and she is a typical, doting housewife. Into this conflict-free environment, a UFO drops in, containing the ruler of Planet X, a large brain (Barry Pearl), and his minions, Zubrick (Cason Murphy), who gets a *tad* annoyed at humans' "stupidity," and Yoni (Alet Taylor), who greatly enjoys the male human physical anatomy. They are supposedly evolved humans, who rely solely on intelligence, and see no need for feelings, love, or family. They plan to take over the planet, and eraticate humans of these weak entities. Fred leads the team to prevent this alien take over, but will the aliens get a hold of Joyce to foil Fred's plan?

The show is appropriately campy, silly, and fun. There is an added level of audience interaction, both through the use of the aforementioned "feel-o-rama," and because one "lucky" audience member gets to have his brain tapped (which is of course accompanied by a company-wide tap dance). I was one of the audience members in consideration, but The Brain dubbed me "too smart." Takes one to know one, I guess. (This has also provided me with a wonderful lead-in to a story: since The Brain is played by Barry Pearl, who played "Doody" in the Grease movie, I've been telling my friends: "Doody says I'm too smart!)

The show makes absolutely no attempt to take itself seriously, which would not at all be appropriate in this wacky spoof. The title song is spoofy (don't care if it's not a word) and appropriate, complete with a perfect final pose each time it is reprised. The act one closer, "Now," is truly a powerful moment: each character we have encountered puts their own spin on how things will turn out...it's almost as if they're singing about what happens...in one more day...or something like that. (If there is any doubt, the characters all begin marching as the characters in Les Miz do at the end of the first act). I've decided something I love about these shows is the little references to other musicals. It's very likely that some audience members are theatre fanatics, such as yours truly, and will get and appreciate the jokes, whereas nothing is taken away from those who don't get them.

The show features several standout performances. The first comes from Amy Bodnar as Joyce. She is great at whatever her role entails, whether it's being a typical suburban housewife, changing her ways and lashing out at her husband and daughter, calling her daughter a bitch, or just staring with a blank expression on her face. The latter, especially, is hysterical every time she does it. Another standout is Cason Murphy as Zubrick. He has an amazing stage presence, and truly turns his two songs into the giant production numbers they are supposed to be. He is a true triple-threat, with some great dancing, a great voice, and certainly wonderful comedic acting. Barry Pearl also deserves mention for his turn as The Brain, if nothing else for creating a character when his head is stuck inside a huge brain, and his body inside a black coat. I couldn't help staring at him, and imaging how frustrating it must be to have no use of your arms and hands.

Oh, and there's a great scene involving hot men naked except for golden swimsuits. Enough said.

There's been a trend in theatre these days, of both adapting movies into musicals, and of overdoing satire/ironic mentions. While The Brain From Planet X indulges in both of these practices, it works where this show is concerned. I mean with the title of the show, what do you expect, the next Sweeney Todd? The show is sure to put you in a good mood, and even manages to leave you with a heartfelt message about the importance of family, and of not complaining when things aren't bad. Not to mention an important moral: men should get their own beer. What more could you want from a show entitled The Brain From Planet X?

Again! (Brain reference) -- just in case you missed it when bk posted it, not just because I want you to read the part about Cason, again!  ;) .... dang, why couldn't this blogger have been a casting agent and handed Boo-Key a card and told him "Call me. I have a role for you!"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 07:52:59 AM
And with that...Congrats on your 14000th Post! ;)

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[blush]

Awwwwwww.....

Thanks, George.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:53:05 AM
Rainy today
But that's okay
A little rain
Keeps trouble away.
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 07:53:55 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.candycorn.com/candycornbulk.jpg)[/move]

I love candy corn -- and those little candy pumpkins!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 07:54:06 AM
Wow, DR RLP - That's a lot of posts!!!   CONGRATULATIONS!!


It IS a lot of posts, isn't it.  It took me quite a while, too.  

Of course, with you and Miss Karen "egging" me on, I got there a lot sooner, rather than later!

:D
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:54:12 AM
A new Mac?

DR ELMORE is part of that weird Apple Cult.....I gave my Apple away....after almost ten years of PC, it seemed backwards to me.

Of course almost everyone I know who is CREATIVE uses the MAC....
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:55:05 AM
Congratulations to DR RLP on his 14,000 posts....
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 07:55:39 AM
Of course, with you and Miss Karen "egging" me on

We're good eggs, we are!  :)
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 07:56:44 AM
Excited to read more FRIENDS and STARFIGHTER posts as the day progresses.

DR EDISAURUS - thanks for the picture of the Plaza Cake....that is quite a baking accomplishment!  I wonder if the Oak Bar is in there someplace?
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 07:56:48 AM
Even if DR Miss Karen does sometimes hide her lustrous locks under a grey schmatte...  ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 07:57:29 AM
Ron-

Congratulations to the Original

Thank you!
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 08:01:49 AM
Good morning, good day, how are you this beautiful day?  I was hoping to sleep till eight-thirty or nine, but I'm still on NY time, I think.

Speaking of Macs, you know what I also miss about NY, NY?  The mac and cheese that seems to be available at every restaurant there.  Here?  Not on your tintype.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:03:12 AM
Rainy today
But that's okay
A little rain
Keeps trouble away.

We're supposed to get rain later today, too, but right now, there isn't a cloud in the sky that I can see outside my office window.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:05:20 AM
Well, I think FUNNY FACE is one of the real movie musical masterpieces. (I'd rank it at the VERY top if Astaire were twenty years younger.) I think every number is staged and performed brilliantly, and the three leads are perfection. For a musical of the era, the plot's a bubble on which to hang those deliriously wonderful Gershwin tunes, and the three additions to the score by Edens and Gershe are delightful. And pictorially, I can't think of another movie that can touch it for inventiveness.

As I said last week when I first watched the new DVD, the new transfer is spectacular and puts the old one (which I always thought looked digital and ugly) in the dust bin.

I am looking forward to seeing this 50th Anniversary DVD.

I, too, love this musical.  So many wonderful moments, glorious photography.  I don't have a problem with Astaire's age difference vis a vis Hepburn.  All I have to do is remember "Love in the Afternoon" and what seemed like a love story between Audrey and her great-great-great grandfather (Gary Cooper) and Astaire looks downright young by comparison.

There is one number that seems out of place in the film -- the dance that Astaire does in the courtyard of Hepburn's hotel.  It's a "novelty" number.  BUT...they're in Paris, for gosh sake, and he's affecting a "bullfighter" character.  I've always grimaced during that number.

The rest, though, seems like sheer heaven to me.  That fashion montage is incredible.  And the non-Gershwin "Bonjour, Paris" is one of the most inspried original musical numbers I've ever seen.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:05:27 AM
My Mickey-Judy box FINALY shipped on Sunday, so with luck it should be here today. I'd love to watch BABES ON BROADWAY, my favorite of their four big musicals together, but it's a bit long and I have other things staring me in the face that must get watched. We'll see how I manage my time this afternoon.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:06:39 AM
No...

Someone in the office brough in a jar of these, and it just stuck in my brain...


The only thing "stuck" in mine, currently, remains "Poetry Man."  

I don't know why.  And I still don't mind.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:07:52 AM
Congratulations to DR RLP on his 14,000 posts....

Mercy buckets!
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:08:43 AM
On Sunday Dear Jose gave me three Levain cookies to share with DP Anthony. Since I got home late (almost 11:30) and Anthony was already asleep I did not open the bag but instead, placed it in the refrigerator. On Monday Anthony has class and doesn't get home until close to 7pm so we have dinner separately (I was also riding the stationary bike when he came home). He ate some dinner while I cleaned up and then I went to bed (around 8:15pm). Yesterday was the first chance we had to open the bag. After dinner we decided to eat the oatmeal raisin wonder. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to take off the chill and then I cut it in half so we each got our own large piece. Those cookies are downright dangerous! But, we still have two left. A complete chocolate concoction and a chocolate chip cookie. Perhaps we will partake before we leave to see Noel's show. Yummm, anticipation is half the fun.

You must be aliens -- pod people!  There is no way humanly possible that three Levain cookies could have made it home intact!  I kept waiting to read that when you got home and Ant was asleep that you ate them all ... you put them in the frig?!!  Then I thought you'd write Ant ate them all while you were on the stationary bike and ... nothing ... then I thought you'd write that you found the bag empty the next morning after you went to bed early ... no, the 3 Levain cookies just stayed in the frig?! ... and then you write that you actually gave Ant half of the oatmeal one ... and that after eating one of them, the other two are still in the bag?!!  You and Ant must be from Planet X!!
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:10:19 AM
Albeit, really wonderful pod people -- Ben was so nice and charming when I got to meet him in NYC ...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:10:39 AM
You must be aliens -- pod people!  There is no way humanly possible that three Levain cookies could have made it home intact!  I kept waiting to read that when you got home and Ant was asleep that you ate them all ... you put them in the frig?!!  Then I thought you'd write Ant ate them all while you were on the stationary bike and ... nothing ... then I thought you'd write that you found the bag empty the next morning after you went to bed early ... no, the 3 Levain cookies just stayed in the frig?! ... and then you write that you actually gave Ant half of the oatmeal one ... and that after eating one of them, the other two are still in the bag?!!  You and Ant must be from Planet X!!

I kept expecting him to tell us that after having missed Anthony he decided Anthony had had his chance and the cookies had become "fair game."

Frankly, three cookies and me = crumbs in a bag half an hour later.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 08:10:40 AM
LOL, DR Miss Karen...our minds work exactly alike!  :)
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:11:34 AM
I am tempted to get the MICKEY-JUDY set....grew up on their films on TV and always loved to watch them together.....

Parts of FUNNY FACE are lovely to me.....first saw it on "Frances Farmer Presents" oh so many years ago......and I always laugh at the conclusion of the "Quality Woman" fashion sequence....and Hepburn's fashion montage...."take the picture....take the picture" is breath taking.  I don't like the song "'S'wonderful...." but I like the staging.

I don't want to say I don't enjoy FUNNY FACE...and I have been thinking since someone ask me...and I don't know who would have been better than Astaire....

The courtyard dance is a problem for me, too, DR RLP.  

But anyway....I have a copy....the original DVD release and it will do fine for me.  Audrey's solo at the Beat club is also terrific.

Wait a minute....I guess I do like this movie.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:11:57 AM
LOL, DR Miss Karen...our minds work exactly alike!  :)

Spoo-kay!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:12:02 AM
Writer-Actor-Director Charles B. Griffith has passed away.

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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:12:16 AM
We're good eggs, we are!  :)

So right you are, Ric-AShaw!

(As always!)
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:12:30 AM
He was part of a motley crew.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341458/
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 08:15:19 AM
Does anyone do tintypes anymore?

If so, where can I get one?

If not, is it a lost art?
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:16:11 AM
I kept expecting him to tell us that after having missed Anthony he decided Anthony had had his chance and the cookies had become "fair game."

Frankly, three cookies and me = crumbs in a bag half an hour later.

We're talking Levain cookies here -- there would be no crumbs in that bag, trust me. Empty, nadda, nothing, zip, zero, zilch -- cleaned out -- you don't even want to miss a tiny morsel of those things.  And I could beat your half hour easily ....
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:18:25 AM
Heading down to check the mail and then start on lunch preparation.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:19:53 AM
Good morning, HHW!

Just a few minutes before I have to scoot and tend to errands.

CONGRATS to DR RON on his impressive milestone.

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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 08:20:10 AM
I know there are many people who adore Funny Face (td does, too, and said so when I brought it up here last week) and I only wish I did and I sure have tried over the years since seeing it in the theater back when it first came out.  In fact, I'd say it was one of only a literal handful of movies that I just didn't cotton to as a kid.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:21:59 AM
Re: Levain. I try to limit my sugar intake, but I gotta tell ya, these babies are not only fabulous, they are TOTALLY addictive. My two didn't last long at all.
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:23:13 AM
It IS a lot of posts, isn't it.  It took me quite a while, too.  

Of course, with you and Miss Karen "egging" me on, I got there a lot sooner, rather than later!

:D

Hey, you're supposed to blame Jose -- not sweet SunDevil and his gratuitous sidekick SheDevil ...
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:24:33 AM
EDI,
On the deductability of trips, my understanding has always been that it's not an issue of whether you make a profit, it's whether you were TRYING to. I will, of course, bow to FJL's judgement on all tax matters.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:27:35 AM
CASON,
You WILL post that pic taken in the sublet, won't you? It shows our two about-to-hit-it-big Brainiacs from a very, shall we say, human perspective?
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:29:16 AM
Oh, SingSong, when I asked bk later if he enjoyed the "fish" (pronounced fee-sh!)I sent home in the brown bag with him that night in NYC, he said he had thought it was going to be a donut ... heh-heh-heh....and he just tossed it, the ungrateful little ....
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:32:47 AM
Oh, and let's not forget

PLUMBING VIBES TO DR ELMORE!

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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 08:32:50 AM
...and he just tossed it, the ungrateful little ....

:o

Why, why, we oughta...

 ;)

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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:33:19 AM
Gotta scoot now. Much to do!
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:36:53 AM


Another standout is Cason Murphy as Zubrick. He has an amazing stage presence, and truly turns his two songs into the giant production numbers they are supposed to be. He is a true triple-threat, with some great dancing, a great voice, and certainly wonderful comedic acting.


Again!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 03, 2007, 08:37:47 AM
I think I have seen the hit of the new tv season  (no spoilers). It starts tonight on ABC, PUSHING DAISIES.

It's funny, fun, quirky, romantic. And it has mysteries too.  It's the best most original pilot i've seen so far. It's on tonight on ABC at 8pm and i believe they are replaying it on friday too.

For those who want to know what the show is about (very general):
It's basically about a guy named ned who touches dead people. If he touches them once, they come back to life and he has one minute without consequence. After the minute he can touch them again and they die. Or if he doesn't do this within one minute someone else dies in their place.

The key is that once a person is brought back to life, ned can never touch them again.

It is so quirky and some romance. ANd a lot of mystery.

For those who want to know how the mystery aspect plays in (no episode spoilers but it may be more than some people want to know) basically ned runs a pie shop. And he works with a partner (chi mcbride) at a sort of side job.  they are sort of like private investigators. Ned helps with his "skill".

Kristin Chenoweth stars as a co-worker at the pie shop (and ned's neighbor). I must say i love her. But she was the one cast member who i'm not sure about.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 08:38:25 AM
Much to do!

I read Munch to do!  :)
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 08:38:42 AM
Gotta scoot now. Much to do!

Ditto!  Adios and Happy Wednesday to all you HHWers!
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:38:59 AM
Hi, folks! What a lovely day! Yesterday I toddled over to the Getty Museum, just off the 405, to walk around the garden. So beautiful. I remember one time when Jane was in town, we strolled through the lush flowering wonderland. Well, since that time, the maze at the bottom has really filled in - it is created from hundreds of azaleas, clipped uniformly by some pretty dedicated gardeners! Like something out of Alice in Wonderland!! Quite a lot of the maze was flowering... I'm waitin' for spring!!!!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:39:35 AM
Thanks for the BRAIN review.....now I have to listen to the CD all over again.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:40:03 AM
Why not do THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X as the Fundraiser....with the all-star cast you have assembled?
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:40:13 AM
Cason!! Congrats on your having taken Noo Yawk!!! What a wonderful review, honey.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:40:57 AM
DIE-rect from its Noo Yawk engagement!!!
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:40:59 AM
Why not do THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X as the Fundraiser....with the all-star cast you have assembled?

Yes! Or even highlights from Brain.
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:42:07 AM
I still think that What If?, with a cast of 8 or 10, a band, and a few new songs would be swell.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:45:03 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And...
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:45:04 AM
My sister and i were invited to dinner at the home of one of her best friends last night - they served grilled lamb... the Costco size. For four people. After dinner, the hostess was going to throw out the monster pile of leftover meat - NO!!!! So i packed it up into a plastic bag and brought it home with me. I don't know how indelicate that might have been - but something in me detests waste - and something else in me saw a grand opportunity...
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:45:22 AM
Good morning to you, Jose!
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:46:09 AM
Sheesh - now I have to go raid the refrigerator, and eat cold grilled lamb with my coffee... Oy.
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Post by: 3DDiffusion on October 03, 2007, 08:46:23 AM
The Film Score Monthly site has been down for at least 2 days. Is it my browser, or is it really down - anyone know?

I know they were talking about adding ads to the site...but that shouldn't necessitate taking it down!!
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 08:46:26 AM
Back soon. or not.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:46:49 AM
From last night's final post...  That's what I would never say.

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:47:38 AM
DR singdaw - Well, if you could see the Oak Room in the giant cake of The Plaza, well, that would be an awfully good trick... since the Oak Room is at the Algonquin.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:48:22 AM
Good Morning, Penny!
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 08:48:30 AM
DR PennyO, I would have done the same with the leftovers! LOL! Couldn't let all that good food go to waste!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:49:27 AM
Oh...   George Grizzard passed away too yesterday...
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 08:49:52 AM
Good plumbing vibes to DR Elmore...and just remember, when the plumber arrives to fix the sink, things don't always go the way they do in those cheap VCR movies you have!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 03, 2007, 08:50:11 AM
RE: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results

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I don't know if anyone posted about the show yet (didn't finish reading yesterday's posts).  But i was curious what people thought of who was eliminated. IT was actually more interetsing to me to see wayne newton in the B2 (who i thought was bad but who i assumed had a ton of fans).

It was interesting that mark cuban (who was B2 last week) was not in the bottom this week.

I was very sad that jane seymour was absent (her mother died in england). But i was really glad to hear she will stay on.

Anyhow, i actualy figured that either floyd, or albert would probably go. I knew marie osmond was popular. And i knew jennie garth was.

I have no idea how popular floyd is (i guess he must be well-known just not to me).

I feel bad for the 2 models. Since they have zero fan base to go on. And no matter what crap ABC says the fan base is a huge part.

I mean someone with a slightly smaller fanbase (like helio or sabrina) who excels with the judges) can do okay.

But people who are popular have it made in the first rounds. I was not that upset to see the model guy go.  But in many ways it was unfair since he was quite decent. I think they need to stop using people who are unknowns. Because it doesn't give them a fair chance.  Although i guess if they valued the judges votes for exactly 50% that could help too.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:51:21 AM
Good plumbing vibes to DR Elmore...and just remember, when the plumber arrives to fix the sink, things don't always go the way they do in those cheap VCR movies you have!


;D


And that's why I always get references first!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 08:55:26 AM
DR singdaw - Well, if you could see the Oak Room in the giant cake of The Plaza, well, that would be an awfully good trick... since the Oak Room is at the Algonquin.

That was DR JRand57!  :)
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 08:56:15 AM
JRand, thanks for the alert about Charles B. Griffith's passing. He wrote some of my favorite movies  :-\

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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:56:23 AM
Ohh..

I guess the Plaza and the Algonquin both had/have Oak Rooms.  Or did the Oak Room move to the Algonquin after the Plaza closed.  Or... ???

My apologies for the correction, DR singdaw.  -Would you like a piece of Monkey Cake?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:57:32 AM
That was DR JRand57!  :)

Dagnabbit!

Well... My apologies to both DR Jrand and DR singdaw.

See what happens when I get up before Noon?  ;)
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 08:58:36 AM
BK, I would guess that the majority of the audience for THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X felt the way that last reviewer felt....and it is nice to see DR Cason being mentioned so many times in pretty much every review! You go, guy!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:59:03 AM
I want Monkey Cake....

I was thinking of the OAK BAR - which is located in the Plaza....or it was when I was there....and Cary Grant was there in NORTH BY NORTHWEST
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 08:59:04 AM
No problem, DR JoseSPiano!  And...tough as it is for me, I'll pass this time on the Monkey Cake...trying to atone for some of the excesses from this past weekend!  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:59:47 AM
bk - I hope something works out in regards to the fundraiser.

*Will you be taking Adam to Musso & Frank?
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:59:57 AM
DR JOSE - DR SINGDAW is much nicer looking and younger than I....but we often get confused for each other.....
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:00:18 AM
As for FUNNY FACE, I always enjoyed the wonderful gowns that Audrey gets to model...that is what stands out most for me with this film. I like the movie and have the DVD, but I wouldn't consider it one of my top ten musicals. It is a good time pass, however.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:01:02 AM
Charles B. Griffith wrote some of my favorite movies, too, DR MBARNUM, including NOT OF THIS EARTH, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS....and he was the voice of Audrey, Jr. in the latter.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 09:02:06 AM
I want Monkey Cake....

I was thinking of the OAK BAR - which is located in the Plaza....or it was when I was there....and Cary Grant was there in NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Ah...

Well, after some Googling...  The Plaza had the Oak Bar (which is a room), and The Algonquin has the Oak Room (which has a bar).
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 09:03:00 AM
No problem, DR JoseSPiano!  And...tough as it is for me, I'll pass this time on the Monkey Cake...trying to atone for some of the excesses from this past weekend!  :)

Did I tell you that my gym opened on Monday?  ;)

I was actually planning on heading there this morning, but... sleep, I needed more sleep.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:04:40 AM
It happens!  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 09:04:46 AM
And I guess I should get ready for rehearsal now.  S - U - P - E - R...

L - a - t - e - r - s . . .
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:05:02 AM
Or, in this case, doesn't happen...

;)
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:07:21 AM
***RESOLUTION VIBES***[/color][/size]
for bk
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:08:45 AM
DR JRand57 - I would be proud to be confused for you any time!  :)
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Post by: Noel on October 03, 2007, 09:10:37 AM
My family celebrated all sorts of special occasions at the Oak Room.  It's in the Plaza, and I hope it'll resurface after the renovation.

A friend of mine grew up at the Algonquin.  I'm sure he'll confirm that if the Algonquin's calling anything The Oak Room, it's a recent innovation.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:12:46 AM
Top 5 Criterion releases (for me):

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
ATOMIC SUBMARINE
THE BAD SLEEP WELL
THE BLOB
HIGH AND LOW

Special mention:
THE NAKED CITY
PORT OF SHADOWS

I would love to see them re-release CHUSHINGURA. The previous release was so blurry and fuzzy that it is almost unwatchable. It is a beautiful film and deservers a complete make-over.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:14:58 AM
My co-worker has new speakers attached to his computer and is now playing an EAGLES cd.

Unfortunately, THE EAGLES are one of my very least favorite groups.

I think this is his revenge for some of my Bollywood CDs.
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 09:15:46 AM
And the word of the day is: MOLIMINOUS!
Ricardo, the parking attendant, told his partner Hasim "That tour group from Japan was freaky, man!  The SUMO IN LIMO number five was so MOLIMINOUS that he blew out the tires on his own car and the two on either side!"
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:15:47 AM
I will now have to drown out HOTEL CALIFORNIA with an Anup Jalota CD.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:18:23 AM
My co-worker has new speakers attached to his computer and is now playing an EAGLES cd.

Unfortunately, THE EAGLES are one of my very least favorite groups.

I think this is his revenge for some of my Bollywood CDs.


Ahhh....a SWEET revenge, then....

;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:18:56 AM
I will now have to drown out HOTEL CALIFORNIA with an Anup Jalota CD.

What is your name in Hindi, MBarnum?
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 09:20:04 AM
The server that hosts FSM blew up or something - it's supposed to be back up today.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:20:13 AM
My five favorite Criterions are:

Rebecca
The Red Shoes
Charade
Maurice
Howard's End
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:20:21 AM
Dueling music.....
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:20:54 AM
The server that hosts FSM blew up or something - it's supposed to be back up today.

It was clear that this was to be - NO PICNIC!!!   8)
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 09:22:37 AM
What we do at the fundraiser isn't the question - it's the funding.  So far I've got fifteen really wonderful performers and am ready to book the additional ten or fifteen - but am now going to sit and wait until this is resolved one way or another by noon.  I should be working on it, but given what's gone on I'm not confident it will be resolved to my satisfaction.  We'll either postpone till January (in which case we eat a little money that we've already spent - and the funders will have to make that up by adding to the budget) or we'll cancel altogether, which would not be wonderful, but if it's necessary, that's what we'll do.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:24:13 AM
Hi, folks! What a lovely day! Yesterday I toddled over to the Getty Museum, just off the 405, to walk around the garden. So beautiful. I remember one time when Jane was in town, we strolled through the lush flowering wonderland. Well, since that time, the maze at the bottom has really filled in - it is created from hundreds of azaleas, clipped uniformly by some pretty dedicated gardeners! Like something out of Alice in Wonderland!! Quite a lot of the maze was flowering... I'm waitin' for spring!!!!


Wherever ye be, it be spring!




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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:25:29 AM
Good morning, HHW!

Just a few minutes before I have to scoot and tend to errands.

CONGRATS to DR RON on his impressive milestone.

My milestone....possibly someone else's millstone.  My heart leaps for joy.

Thanks, Jeanne, for the sentiment.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:28:15 AM
DR JRand57 - I would be proud to be confused for you any time!  :)

And versy vicy, I'm sure.  ;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 09:28:48 AM
DR dB - in some parts, guinea pig is considered quite the delicacy!  ;)
How true, how true!

For example, in his section on mashed potatoes in The Cook's Canon: 101 Classic Recipes Everyone Should Know, Raymond Sokolov discusses how Peruvians like their potatoes in soup, or chopped and fried.  To quote exactly:

Quote
You do not find mashed potatoes in Cuzco next to your Cuy Chactado (split grilled guinea pig, head still attached).

Page 118, if you don't believe me.  :D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 09:29:22 AM
THAT'S how I get a new page started???

 ::)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:29:43 AM
EDI,
On the deductability of trips, my understanding has always been that it's not an issue of whether you make a profit, it's whether you were TRYING to. I will, of course, bow to FJL's judgement on all tax matters.

Oh, I am always trying to make a profit, or at least pay myself for the work!

Of course, I also could have been lining up a subject matter for the next documentary I work on and making contacts regarding that.

And I had breakfast with DF John, who talked to me about working on the film he has coming up, so...

He mentioned a post house in Atlanta (in the same building where I edited THE BRAIN) and asked if I would be comfortable editing there. Now that I'm typing this, maybe he was asking whether I would be comfortable and therefore assuming he would be, too? I guess I won't worry about it until he actually gets his investors lined up, which is one reason why he and James Ivory are coming to Atlanta.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:32:38 AM
Dueling music.....

Sorta like a food fight, only with music!

The person left standing is the winna!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:33:06 AM
Or should that be...

The person with the cubicle left standing...

:)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 09:33:50 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.candycorn.com/candycornbulk.jpg)[/move]
Did you know that caramel-flavored candy corn is also available?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:34:30 AM
My apologies for the correction, DR singdaw.  -Would you like a piece of Monkey Cake?

Oh, sure! Now that we're gone, there IS Monkey Cake!

 ;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:34:31 AM
My milestone....possibly someone else's millstone.

Never!   :D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:34:35 AM
I guess I won't worry about it until he actually gets his investors lined up, which is one reason why he and James Ivory are coming to Atlanta.


James Ivory...now THERE's someone I'd love to meet!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:37:29 AM
Oh, sure! Now that we're gone, there IS Monkey Cake!

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle!

(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/gallery/2002/01/03/monkey300.jpg)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:39:38 AM
If you would like to invest in the film, you, too can meet him!

Or come to a film gala for only $150 and it also can be a reality! Of course, you'd have to fly to Atlanta but you can have the couch!

Congrats on your massive millstone, Ron!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:39:40 AM
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle!

(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/gallery/2002/01/03/monkey300.jpg)


Talkin' about milestones, someone just had his seven-month anniversary on the forum two days ago!

Congratulations, DR widsnag


(And what kind of freaky monkey's paw is that in the picture?  With painted nails, yet!)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:40:14 AM
Oh monkey, monkey monkey, you broke my heart in two...
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:41:26 AM


Congrats on your massive millstone, Ron!

Ta, Amy!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:42:03 AM
James Ivory...now THERE's someone I'd love to meet!

Talk about an amazing body of work!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:42:55 AM
Congrats on your massive millstone, Ron!

Euphemism?  ;)

Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:43:43 AM
For ask bk day:

Do you remember either of these films that aired on the Z Channel:

"Writer's Block", a black and white short about a writer's nightmarish fantasy as he tries to start the first page of his novel and gets hit by giant typewriter keys, ants crawling out and all over the pages, etc.?  

Greg and I both worked on that---in fact, that's where we met!

or "American Signoff", which was the song "Oh beautiful, for spacious skies", featuring a woman dressed in purple ("purple mountains") standing on the wing of a plane?

Just wondering...

Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 09:44:21 AM
OK...I'd better grab luch while my producer is out.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:44:35 AM
Why thank you, DR RLP!  But I imagine that milestone falls along the lines, as you have already pointed out, of everyone's UN-birthday!  :)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:45:03 AM
OK...I'd better grab luch while my producer is out.

And grab some lunch too, while you're at it...
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:48:29 AM
I hope luch doesn't mind.

Wonder if DR ELMORE is under water?

Or if DR PENNYO is enjoying her lamb....or if DR MBARNUM has checked into the Hotel California?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:49:56 AM
My mother and my sister went shopping and one of the things they were looking for was a dress for one of my other sisters to wear to the wedding.

I went shopping someplace else....and saw a dress that would be perfect.  They weren't FOR SURE going to buy a dress for her....only if they found one....so....I bought the one I found.

She may end up with two.....but it is pretty....and it was on sale (no returns, you know).
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:51:28 AM
Why thank you, DR RLP!  But I imagine that milestone falls along the lines, as you have already pointed out, of everyone's UN-birthday!  :)

Seven months...more than 7,000 posts....I'd call that a HUMONGOUS milestone.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:52:29 AM
My mother and my sister went shopping and one of the things they were looking for was a dress for one of my other sisters to wear to the wedding.

I went shopping someplace else....and saw a dress that would be perfect.  They weren't FOR SURE going to buy a dress for her....only if they found one....so....I bought the one I found.

She may end up with two.....but it is pretty....and it was on sale (no returns, you know).


How well did it fit you?  And is that a factor in determining if it fits her?




Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 09:52:51 AM
Wonder if DR ELMORE is under water?

Or if DR PENNYO is enjoying her lamb....or if DR MBARNUM has checked into the Hotel California?

For the answer to these and other riveting questions, stayed tuned to HHW!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:54:28 AM
Or if DR PENNYO is enjoying her lamb....


I wonder if Penny-O sings "Little Lamb" as she munches on a cold lamb sammich.






Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 09:54:36 AM
My family celebrated all sorts of special occasions at the Oak Room.  It's in the Plaza, and I hope it'll resurface after the renovation.

A friend of mine grew up at the Algonquin.  I'm sure he'll confirm that if the Algonquin's calling anything The Oak Room, it's a recent innovation.
According to the Algonquin's own website (http://www.algonquinhotel.com/cab_history.html), their Oak Room Cabaret first opened in November of 1939, fell in stature during WW2, and came back to prominance in the 1980's.  That gives something like forty years when it wasn't well known - more than a generation.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 10:00:10 AM
I've caught up with yesterday and today.

Time to go back to Sunday and Monday.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jennifer on October 03, 2007, 10:01:47 AM
When i was over at broadwaystars i noticed a huge list of raves for PUSHING DAISIES.

I really enjoyed the nydailynews review:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2007/10/03/2007-10-03_pushing_daisies_is_my_no_1_pick.html

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20071003_Jonathan_Storm___A_very_big_push_for_Pushing_Daisies.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/02/AR2007100202403.html

http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/reviews/2007-10-02-pushing-daisies_N.htm


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/arts/television/03stan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111551.html
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 10:02:51 AM
Again! (Brain reference) -- just in case you missed it when bk posted it, not just because I want you to read the part about Cason, again!  ;) .... dang, why couldn't this blogger have been a casting agent and handed Boo-Key a card and told him "Call me. I have a role for you!"

I'm going to modify this post because it is a bit snarky.  I got an email from BJ last night on whether a certain agent showed up for a performance of "The Brain." I had given his name and address to both Cason and BJ before they left LA and told them to call him, stop in and see him, or to invite him to the show.  To  my knowledge, nothing was done by either actor to get any agents or casting personnel in to the show to see them. Now the're back in LA and it's all old news, and essentially any momentum of the good reviews to find representation has been wasted.

I've tried, George, God knows I've tried!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 10:07:08 AM
Oh, and let's not forget

PLUMBING VIBES TO DR ELMORE!


Thank you! The plumber will be arriving tomorrow between 2 and 4.  I love my super but some days he has the charm of a turd in a toilet bowl. He was not happy when I showed up at his door 30 minutes ago and said I needed a plumber.  But it's all taken care pf.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 10:08:57 AM
Good plumbing vibes to DR Elmore...and just remember, when the plumber arrives to fix the sink, things don't always go the way they do in those cheap VCR movies you have!

Obviously spoken by someone who knows the disappointments in trying to pick up an Indian taxi driver on the way to JFK!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 10:10:09 AM
....but it is pretty....and it was on sale (no returns, you know).

Well, you can always:

[A] save it to wear to your next "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" theme party

save it to wear to bk's fundraiser, when/if it ever happens

[C] donate it to Senator Larry Craig's defense fund.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 10:10:52 AM
Good plumbing vibes to DR Elmore...and just remember, when the plumber arrives to fix the sink, things don't always go the way they do in those cheap VCR movies you have!

And, DR MBarnum, unlike you, when I say my pipes need a plumber, it's not a euphemism!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:18:12 AM
(walking softly)


(whispering)


...is it me, or is DR Elmore3003 (the magnificent!!!) just a little bit on the snarky side this morning?....
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:18:45 AM
...and should I be worried?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:19:53 AM
Good morning, good day, how are you this beautiful day?  I was hoping to sleep till eight-thirty or nine, but I'm still on NY time, I think.

Speaking of Macs, you know what I also miss about NY, NY?  The mac and cheese that seems to be available at every restaurant there.  Here?  Not on your tintype.

Just don't order it at the Brooklyn Diner!! Right DR Samantha?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 10:20:00 AM
For ask bk day:

Do you remember either of these films that aired on the Z Channel:

"Writer's Block", a black and white short about a writer's nightmarish fantasy as he tries to start the first page of his novel and gets hit by giant typewriter keys, ants crawling out and all over the pages, etc.?  

Greg and I both worked on that---in fact, that's where we met!

or "American Signoff", which was the song "Oh beautiful, for spacious skies", featuring a woman dressed in purple ("purple mountains") standing on the wing of a plane?

Just wondering...



Didn't see either, but, of course, ended up writing a mystery entitled Writer's Block.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:23:55 AM
Ohh..

I guess the Plaza and the Algonquin both had/have Oak Rooms.  Or did the Oak Room move to the Algonquin after the Plaza closed.  Or... ???

My apologies for the correction, DR singdaw.  -Would you like a piece of Monkey Cake?

I'D like a piece of Monkey Cake!!!  I tried to get one in NYC, but NOOO they were out that day.   Heck, I'd like the recipe and I'd make my own monkey cake
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
No problem, DR JoseSPiano!  And...tough as it is for me, I'll pass this time on the Monkey Cake...trying to atone for some of the excesses from this past weekend!  :)

Well pass that cake over here DR Singdaw
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 10:25:48 AM
Doesn't fit me......but it will fit someone, I am sure...otherwise it will end up in the costume department of The Putnam County Playhouse.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:26:52 AM
My family celebrated all sorts of special occasions at the Oak Room.  It's in the Plaza, and I hope it'll resurface after the renovation.

A friend of mine grew up at the Algonquin.  I'm sure he'll confirm that if the Algonquin's calling anything The Oak Room, it's a recent innovation.

The Algonquin's Oak Room opened in 1939
http://www.algonquinhotel.com/cab_history.html
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:29:00 AM
Oh, I am always trying to make a profit, or at least pay myself for the work!

Of course, I also could have been lining up a subject matter for the next documentary I work on and making contacts regarding that.

And I had breakfast with DF John, who talked to me about working on the film he has coming up, so...

He mentioned a post house in Atlanta (in the same building where I edited THE BRAIN) and asked if I would be comfortable editing there. Now that I'm typing this, maybe he was asking whether I would be comfortable and therefore assuming he would be, too? I guess I won't worry about it until he actually gets his investors lined up, which is one reason why he and James Ivory are coming to Atlanta.

Or doing research for your documentary on Egg Cream. We discussed it and Greg took photos...you even tried an alcoholic version just to see what it tasted like.  More research.   I know I can deduct trips for my legal education, I would think you could deduct trips for research for your documentary....this is not legal advice!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 10:32:35 AM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:33:06 AM
On the other hand, I do not think I can stretch my conversations with Der Brucer about immigration law into a legit reason to deduct the trip.  It was interesting to find we agree....hey Der B - call your senators and tell them to vote for the DREAM act.  

Sorry, don't mean to get political here, it's just that we agreed and I have to savor that while it lasts :)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Charles Pogue on October 03, 2007, 10:33:21 AM
BK, I too find Funny Face a bit of an ordeal to watch.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:34:38 AM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

COOL BEANS!!!! Congrats. You guys really deserve it.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:36:26 AM
I better grab some lunch today hasn't been too financially productive, but we took a bunch of photos for the website.  I shudder to think what he's going to charge me for this, lol.  I'm doing more photos and still working on the content.  Hopefully we'll get that done.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:37:30 AM
Here's a rather fun  Rant against Pachelbel's Canon in D (http://cynics.info/words/2007/02/pachelbel_rant_youtube.php) from "YouTube.com".
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:42:10 AM
Late this afternoon I will be going to Mercy Hospital's Women's Night Out.  http://www.mercysiouxcity.com/womansnightout/
It's a lot of fun. They have tickets for 3000 (1500 tonight and 1500 tomorrow) and sell out in about a day or so. Wine, makeovers, massages, products for your home or you - then dinner and a commedienne.  What fun.   Can't wait
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 10:42:14 AM
(walking softly)


(whispering)


...is it me, or is DR Elmore3003 (the magnificent!!!) just a little bit on the snarky side this morning?....

I revised my original post a bit, but yes, I am being snarky: the cast members without representation had six weeks to get agents and casting folk into that theatre to see their work.  The fact that two of them who got good mention are no longer in Manhattan and can't even follow up the good press with personal calls and/or visits means it's now a lost advantage.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:45:01 AM
I am sitting at the table of a woman who is running for mayor. We recently changed our form of government and now the mayor is directly elected. So next Tuesday is the primary.   I don't know Maria, so it will be interesting to get to know her and decide if I want to vote for her.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:46:03 AM
For those of you who know that Stephen Lynch won was nominated for a Tony award as Best Actor in a musical for "The Wedding Singer," here is a look at the Stephen Lynch (http://sascha.vox.com/library/video/6a00c2251e2462f21900c2251e2828f219.html) I have been a fan of for many years doing one of his wonderful songs..."If I Were A Priest".

Not for the SQUEAMISH or easily OFFENDED!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:48:16 AM
For those of you who know that Stephen Lynch won a Tony award as Best Actor in a musical for "The Wedding Singer," here is a look at the Stephen Lynch (http://sascha.vox.com/library/video/6a00c2251e2462f21900c2251e2828f219.html) I have been a fan of for many years doing one of his wonderful songs..."If I Were A Priest".

Stephen Lynch didn't win a Tony for Best Actor in a musical for The Wedding Singer. He was nominated, but didn't win.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:50:02 AM
Actor (Musical)

2006 Actor (Musical) Winner - John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys

Nominees: Michael Cerveris Sweeney Todd
                  Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama Game
                  Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
                  Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone
 

 
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:50:24 AM
Stephen Lynch didn't win a Tony for Best Actor in a musical for The Wedding Singer. He was nominated, but didn't win.

Duly noted...post corrected.  I misremembered badly.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 10:51:41 AM
Duly noted...post corrected.  I misremembered badly.

That's ok.  I'm just hungry and being a little cranky....time to get food
LATERS
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 10:52:05 AM
Again!

What?? they neglected to mention his parentage!

(and relatives...)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 10:54:35 AM
I read Munch to do!  :)

Yeah, well, that, too. (word, comma, word, comma) As you'll see in a minute.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 10:58:55 AM
Here's another Lynch classic that is  for MATURE AUDIENCES Only (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tWeFFPKGs&mode=related&search=).
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: td on October 03, 2007, 11:01:22 AM
Well, I think FUNNY FACE is one of the real movie musical masterpieces. (I'd rank it at the VERY top if Astaire were twenty years younger.) I think every number is staged and performed brilliantly, and the three leads are perfection. For a musical of the era, the plot's a bubble on which to hang those deliriously wonderful Gershwin tunes, and the three additions to the score by Edens and Gershe are delightful. And pictorially, I can't think of another movie that can touch it for inventiveness.

As I said last week when I first watched the new DVD, the new transfer is spectacular and puts the old one (which I always thought looked digital and ugly) in the dust bin.

If you search the forum's posts from your brief stint away from us, you'll find that I am a very staunch supporter of FUNNY FACE as well. . .
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 11:03:40 AM
That's ok.  I'm just hungry and being a little cranky....time to get food
LATERS

Love LATERS straight from the heart
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:06:10 AM
Penny the lamb should freeze nicely, just wrap it in single or double serving portions.  

DR Laura-BEAUTIFUL!  That is something we don't see in Oregon.

Edi-Thanks for the cake photo.  

Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 11:06:28 AM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

Mussel toff!  ;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 11:07:17 AM
I liked CAVEMEN and THE CAR POOLERS last night....some funny stuff.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:08:50 AM
Bruce, Cason & all-CONGRATS on the nice BRAIN review.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:12:35 AM
My mother and my sister went shopping and one of the things they were looking for was a dress for one of my other sisters to wear to the wedding.

I went shopping someplace else....and saw a dress that would be perfect.  They weren't FOR SURE going to buy a dress for her....only if they found one....so....I bought the one I found.

She may end up with two.....but it is pretty....and it was on sale (no returns, you know).

This is sooo cute, and sweet.  I hope the dress is perfect.  Please let us know.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 11:12:53 AM
I'm going to modify this post because it is a bit snarky.  I got an email from BJ last night on whether a certain agent showed up for a performance of "The Brain." I had given his name and address to both Cason and BJ before they left LA and told them to call him, stop in and see him, or to invite him to the show.  To  my knowledge, nothing was done by either actor to get any agents or casting personnel in to the show to see them. Now the're back in LA and it's all old news, and essentially any momentum of the good reviews to find representation has been wasted.

I've tried, George, God knows I've tried!

I can relate to the "God knows I've tried" part on many issues. But, in the case of an agent, isn't it a bit of Catch-22? You use an agent because it's always easier for someone else to promote you and your work than to do it yourself. The trick is to promote yourself enough to get the agent who then promotes you. Yes?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 11:15:25 AM
Wherever ye be, it be spring!


Oh, Ron - how you talk!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 11:17:41 AM
I hope luch doesn't mind.

Wonder if DR ELMORE is under water?

Or if DR PENNYO is enjoying her lamb....or if DR MBARNUM has checked into the Hotel California?

Mmmmm... gmrph... gulp. Yes, sir!!!
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:19:02 AM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

 :D CONGRATULATIONS!
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 11:19:03 AM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

Oh, my goodness!!! Major congratulations, kiddo!
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 11:20:05 AM
I've caught up with Sunday, I've re-caught up with today...

And now der B wants to kick me off and settle into this chair himself.

Oh, well.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 11:21:00 AM
CONGRATS TO EDI on her S&V AWARD!!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 11:21:39 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to DR Edisaurus on the well-deserved honor for her film!  :)
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 11:23:54 AM
Jose, you sly ENABLER, you! All it took was a couple bites to get me hooked, and now I'm looking for substitutes. While doing some grocery shopping I of course succumbed. Not Levain, not expecting Levain--just something remotely resembling the Levain experience.
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 11:24:18 AM
Elmore! Yikes, plumbing disasters... I had to have my pump repaired in June, and the whole danged house REPLUMBED in August. Then, a handyman in to do the repairs caused by the plumbing disaster AND the plumbing repairs... for example: DRYWALL REPLACEMENT... Next year, the entire house has to be re-wired. Ah the joys of home ownership - but nothing's worse that the plumbing disasters... mold, mildew, lots o' stuff to repair, once the plumbing is repaired. I feel your pain, sweetie.
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Post by: PennyO on October 03, 2007, 11:24:57 AM
And, what's a monkey cake??? Does it go well with cold lamb?
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:26:25 AM
.

I've tried, George, God knows I've tried!

I know exactly how you feel, ;D and when it is your own children it is even more difficult.   I have also learned, in spite of my being right most of the time, things still work out.   So....wonderful career vibes to Cason & BJ who should have listened to you. :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 11:27:09 AM
I can relate to the "God knows I've tried" part on many issues. But, in the case of an agent, isn't it a bit of Catch-22? You use an agent because it's always easier for someone else to promote you and your work than to do it yourself. The trick is to promote yourself enough to get the agent who then promotes you. Yes?

Agents will not represent you unless they've seen your work.  I suggested that Cason and BJ send info to agents in the City and even recommended they contact a personal friend.  Even if half the agents you invite don't come to the show, you've done whatever you can to have them see your work.  If they were still in Manhattan, they could work the angle of I-got-a-good-review-in-the-Times-can-I-come-talk-to-you-about-personal-representation?
Unfortunately, neither one is here to work the room and the momentum of the good press is lost.  However, the groundwork should have been done before the show opened.  If acting is your business, you have to treat it like a business. Despite stupid reality shows, no one's an overnight discovery. And those that say they were are not being honest.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:32:24 AM
Penny I haven't had monkey cake in years.  My description (couldn't find a good one on-line) is it is more like a sweet bread.  When I had it it tore apart in pieces.  It seems to have made a comeback recently & is popping up in bakeries again.
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 11:36:35 AM
Congrats to dear reader Edisaurus on a well-deserved honor!
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 11:37:57 AM
I shall shortly be on my way to rehearse with new cast members for a little tour of The Party Animals.  I finish at three (or before) after which I'll come home and figure out the fundraiser decision.  The cancellation or postponement letter is written, but I'm really hoping we can tough it out and do the damn show.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 11:39:51 AM
Congratulations to DR Edisaurus!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 11:41:14 AM
Penny I haven't had monkey cake in years.  My description (couldn't find a good one on-line) is it is more like a sweet bread.  When I had it it tore apart in pieces.  It seems to have made a comeback recently & is popping up in bakeries again.

 :)

DR Jane, that is monkey bread.

Monkey Cake comes from Amy's Breads bakery in Manhattan, and looks like this:
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/MonkeyCake.jpg)
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:42:15 AM
DR Laura I didn't take my camera with me as it was raining this morning.  It is still early in the season for great autumn photos.  Fortunately the rain stopped before we hiked.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 11:42:51 AM
And tastes of bananas and coconut and a wonderful cream cheese frosting...it's just TO DIE for!  :)
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:43:01 AM
That looks like carrot cake. ;D  What is in it?
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:43:18 AM
Yuck.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:44:41 AM
I'm not a fan of coconut.  I should try it before saying yuck. ;D
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Post by: Ben on October 03, 2007, 11:47:01 AM
Congrats to Dear Edi and Peter!!!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 11:47:24 AM
Dear Reader Edi-

C  O  N  G  R  A  T  S  !  !  !
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 11:50:56 AM
I thought The Party Animals were in NYC last week!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 11:51:19 AM
Garment deemed NOT dressy enough for the wedding, but fine for work.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 11:52:12 AM
LOL-And I'm sure much appreciated.  Does it fit & did she find a dress for the wedding?
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 11:52:39 AM
It's very much the consistency of carrot cake, but tasting predominantly of banana.  I may have the coconut thing wrong.  :)
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Post by: Noel on October 03, 2007, 11:59:27 AM
According to the Algonquin's own website (http://www.algonquinhotel.com/cab_history.html), their Oak Room Cabaret first opened in November of 1939, fell in stature during WW2, and came back to prominence in the 1980's.  That gives something like forty years when it wasn't well known - more than a generation.

And those were the days my friend, a baby boomer, grew up in.  From roughly 1945-1985, mention Oak Room to any New Yorker, he'd think of the one in the Plaza, the setting for a famous scene in North By Northwest.  I've performed several times in that cabaret room at the Algonquin and never, until today, knew its name.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 12:14:40 PM
I thought The Party Animals were in NYC last week!

 ;D  ;D  ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:15:12 PM
Penny I haven't had monkey cake in years.  My description (couldn't find a good one on-line) is it is more like a sweet bread.  When I had it it tore apart in pieces.  It seems to have made a comeback recently & is popping up in bakeries again.

DR Jane, that's Monkey Bread.  Monkey Cake is more like carrot cake. It has pineapple in it, I heard that much from the guy at Amy's Bread
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 12:17:03 PM
I am MUNCHING  (a Singdaw reference) on a FAUX LEVAIN chocolate chip cookie. FAUX, I tell you, FAUX.

And after all that glorious food last week did you notice that now JOSE is talking about going to the gym?
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 12:18:48 PM
I think that before the next HHW NY reunion someone needs to call both Levain and Amy's Breads and give them a heads-up.
"Jose's friends are coming? Hey, Mack, double our production!"
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 12:19:57 PM
I want a job like Singdaw's where I can get paid to play on HHW all day.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 12:22:13 PM
Obviously spoken by someone who knows the disappointments in trying to pick up an Indian taxi driver on the way to JFK!

Actually he was an Egyptian chauffeur, and how do you know I did not succeed  ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:22:48 PM
DR Jane, that's Monkey Bread.  Monkey Cake is more like carrot cake. It has pineapple in it, I heard that much from the guy at Amy's Bread
I should have known that DR Dingdaw would get to this before me.  

Does Amy's ship monkey cake.....

DR Jeanne, you can buy Levain cookies online, you know. www.levainbakery.com
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 12:23:11 PM
I want a job like Singdaw's where I can get paid to play on HHW all day.

Shhh!  They don't know!  :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:23:45 PM
From the Levain website
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:24:36 PM
If that put us in cinamascope or whatever, sorry, but it is a Levain cookie and they are big.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 12:26:09 PM
Wow DR Edisaurus, congrats!!

I do hope you noticed my raves about S and V a couple of weeks back!
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:28:19 PM
Here's the description of Monkey Cake from Amy's Bread website

Monkey Cake A monkey's delight, with fresh bananas, pineapple, and toasted pecans; dense, moist, and chunky; wrapped in cream cheese icing.  
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Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 12:28:36 PM

DR Jeanne, you can buy Levain cookies online, you know. www.levainbakery.com

Yes, but they won't be as fresh, will they? I'm hoping not to get THAT addicted!
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 12:29:25 PM
I do hope you noticed my raves about S and V a couple of weeks back!

Are you sure those weren't rants about S & M?   ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:30:16 PM
Yes, but they won't be as fresh, will they? I'm hoping not to get THAT addicted!

I think they would be fresh, but they are so heavy that it's a fortune in shipping
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 12:30:44 PM
Back to work....I no longer have a job that will pay me to play on HHW all day  laters
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 12:31:30 PM
Of course almost everyone I know who is CREATIVE uses the MAC....
Except for "creative" engineers.

The PC and MAC had very different origins. At the micro-circuit level the DOS-PC was engineered for mathematical efficiency; the Apple/MAC line was engineered for graphics manipulation.

Early on graphic designers, publishers, etc. took to the MAC; accountants, engineers, etc. took to the PC. Because the software applications were so dissimilar, developers tended to migrate to one platform or the other. It was years before Microsoft developed "core" software modules that were then wrapped with machine-specific interfaces - and then Office for Windows and Office for MAC had the same look and feel, and files were easily interchanged.

Had it not been for Steve Jobs insistence on keeping MAC architecture proprietary, Apple would have overwhelmed the PC years ago. When I was at Hughes I headed a successful one-man campaign to keep the company from adopting the MAC as a company standard ; my winning argument was that because PC clones were so affordable, the work-force was buying those machines for home use and the computer learning experience could be done on the employees own time. The cheaper, more easily upgradeable DOS machines soon took over market numbers, and their greater market share caused software developers to move toward the PC (PC updates usually led MAC updates, PC applications were usually cheaper than the same for MAC, hardware upgrades were cheaper for PCs, and more applications became available on PCs.

End of lecture.

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 12:38:12 PM
Here's the description of Monkey Cake from Amy's Bread website

Monkey Cake A monkey's delight, with fresh bananas, pineapple, and toasted pecans; dense, moist, and chunky; wrapped in cream cheese icing.  

Good, no coconut.  And toasted pecans are much better than plain pecans.  I like pineapple.  I'm very willing to give it a try ;).  Those oatmeal raisin cookies at Levain's are really tempting.
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Post by: FJL on October 03, 2007, 12:47:44 PM
Just caught up, but I have nothing that i can say.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 12:50:15 PM
DR FJL - you don't care to comment on the "micro-musicals" aspect of the NYMF?  ;)

A little birdie told me that Starfighter experienced this at the beginning of one of your performances.
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Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 12:50:48 PM
End of lecture.

For now...

;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 12:53:08 PM
Actually he was an Egyptian chauffeur, and how do you know I did not succeed  ;)

I read about it in the Times.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 12:55:24 PM
Just caught up, but I have nothing that i can say.

Don't believe it! Maybe nothing you should say.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 01:00:43 PM
(If there is any doubt, the characters all begin marching as the characters in Les Miz do at the end of the first act). I've decided something I love about these shows is the little references to other musicals. It's very likely that some audience members are theatre fanatics, such as yours truly, and will get and appreciate the jokes, whereas nothing is taken away from those who don't get them.


In addition to Les Miz, I saw delightful quotes from Evita and Ragtime. The joy is that they are not just "nods" but creatively integrated into the show.

der Brucer

Of course some snark or other will probably accuse bk of copying from other shows!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:01:39 PM
I am MUNCHING  (a Singdaw reference) on a FAUX LEVAIN chocolate chip cookie. FAUX, I tell you, FAUX.

And after all that glorious food last week did you notice that now JOSE is talking about going to the gym?

What Jose is leaving out is the proximity of the gym to Levain's...whether he must pass Levain's to get to the gym...and again upon his return.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:03:20 PM
Actually he was an Egyptian chauffeur, and how do you know I did not succeed  ;)

I read about it in the Times.

I'd have guessed it's 'cause he's said nothing about mummies, sphinxes, pyramids or Egyptian movies.
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Post by: FJL on October 03, 2007, 01:03:50 PM
singdaw - I have nothing that i can say.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:03:53 PM
Just caught up, but I have nothing that i can say.

You motormouth, you!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:07:25 PM
Back from lunch.  I had today's special -- chicken piccata with wilted spinach and pasta.

Ooooohh....but it was tasty!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:07:42 PM
I could eat a cookie.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 01:07:46 PM
I just read George Grizzard passed away.  He was 79.  The article talked about his career but didn't include a photo-odd.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:07:55 PM
How awful about George Grizzard. I always thought he was a marvelous actor.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:12:07 PM
My five favorite Criterions are:

Rebecca
The Red Shoes
Charade
Maurice
Howard's End

I didn't even remember that HOWARD'S END or MAURICE was a Criterion release. They're certainly fabulous.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:13:57 PM
I didn't even remember that HOWARD'S END or MAURICE was a Criterion release. They're certainly fabulous.

The Criterions are certainly the best-looking releases of those films, IMO.




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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 01:15:18 PM
Surprise, surprise-not….


Through August, more than 25 percent of flights have arrived late — the industry's worst on-time performance since comparable data began being collected in 1995.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20071003/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_airline_delays;_ylt=ArOaLKoHppzOGVG2pgaRZ36s0NUE
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 01:15:44 PM
Sorry, I don't have the "click here" insert info on this computer.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:19:04 PM
Still no rain, but the clouds are here now. Anything might happen.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:21:04 PM
I began my afternoon watching a special feature on the first disc of CSI: NY. It had to do with the making of episode #4 (which I had watched this morning). Interesting way they got the idea for this episode which revolved around Greek mythology.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:22:06 PM
Sad to say, I did not get the Mickey-Judy box today.

I did get the next box set from Paramount I'll be starting on after I finish CSI: NY.

MEDIUM - Season 3.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:23:35 PM
Next I watched a couple more CSI: NY episodes (these on disc two). The second episode I watched had an audio commentary which I listened to. It was the episode that involved the Suicide Girls, and one of them was one of the commentators.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:25:09 PM
Next, I watched last night's BOSTON LEGAL. I enjoyed the episode much more than last week.

I still am not warming to the two new female attorneys in the firm. At least guest star Mark Valley is getting some courtroom time which is more than he got during his previous two seasons on the show.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:25:54 PM
Next, I skimmed through today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. The gay storyline was again present. It doesn't appear to be a part of tomorrow's show, however.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 01:27:14 PM
I ended the afternoon rewatching SUnday night's BROTHERS & SISTERS. Even though I knew exactly everything that was going to happen, it still brought me to tears. For some reason, that show affects me more than any other on TV. (GREY'S ANATOMY is the closest competitor.)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:29:26 PM
Why is my heart marooned without you
The sun goes down
My dreams begin their refrain
I call to whatever holds you
My beloved
I wait and I wait
 
Why is my heart marooned without you
A tiny light upon the sea
My heart is so afraid
You have broken away
Tell me, darling, I pray
You will come to me soon

                                       -- lyrics by John Patrick Shanley
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 03, 2007, 01:30:44 PM
Strange, that no one here has yet commented on this press release (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111573.html) over at Playbill.com.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 01:31:51 PM
Good, no coconut.  And toasted pecans are much better than plain pecans.  I like pineapple.  I'm very willing to give it a try ;).  Those oatmeal raisin cookies at Levain's are really tempting.

They are, as DR Samantha would say "OMG good"
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 01:32:39 PM
Indeed.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 01:33:01 PM
Strange, that no one here has yet commented on this press release (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111573.html) over at Playbill.com.


So far as we know...it's up in the air....or did I miss a post?

Also, I only visit Playbill.com once in a while.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 01:35:13 PM
Ok, this is a confession I never ever thought I would make.....

That would be a good first line for a book, wouldn't it.

Anyway, I have been having trouble getting motivated to work, so I put on my LEGALLY BLONDE CD and....it worked!   LOL,  I've been cranking out letters, making phone calls and getting very organized.  

This is too funny, but hey, if it works....
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 01:37:04 PM
Next, I skimmed through today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. The gay storyline was again present. It doesn't appear to be a part of tomorrow's show, however.

No, but someone's cruising for not surviving the trip.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 01:40:07 PM
I took this photo for my website. It's in my conference room
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 01:41:32 PM
Very artistic.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 01:42:12 PM
Thanks. There are a couple that may shrink easier.  I gave the whole batch to my web guy so he can see what works the best.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 01:43:42 PM
Well, after that burst of energy it's time for me to go feed the girls and get ready to go to Women's Night Out.  It  starts at 4:30 PM more like women skip out of work early day.  
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 01:45:45 PM
Cool photo Cilla.  It is somewhat difficult to read.  Does that matter?  I'm very much looking forward to seeing your website.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 01:52:11 PM
Why is my heart marooned without you
The sun goes down
My dreams begin their refrain
I call to whatever holds you
My beloved
I wait and I wait
 
Why is my heart marooned without you
A tiny light upon the sea
My heart is so afraid
You have broken away
Tell me, darling, I pray
You will come to me soon

                                       -- lyrics by John Patrick Shanley


This is the reason I love this movie....the lovely musical score....and the beautiful images that go along with this song....  :D
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 01:52:58 PM
"I tell you one thing, I'm going to take this luggage with me every place I go."
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 02:11:19 PM
No, but someone's cruising for not surviving the trip.

That's for sure. I know who *I* want to kick the bucket.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 02:12:47 PM
Guess I'll head down now for more CSI: NY.

WBBL.
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Post by: Tomovoz on October 03, 2007, 02:16:18 PM
Congratulations DR Edi.
We had planned our first watching of "S & V" last night but I'd stored it away too carfully - thus we watched Sokurov's "Father and Son".
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 02:23:56 PM
Yes, "Joe vs. the Volcano" is a fun movie...even with its flaws.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 02:25:39 PM
And nothing like a sappy/cheesy lyric to make me feel all warm and touchy-feely.
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 02:59:30 PM
And nothing like a sappy/cheesy lyric to make me feel all warm and touchy-feely.

Okay, DR JRand ~ What's up in the universe?  Uranus must have collided with something (I mean the planet  ;) ;) you naughty HHWers...) cause Ben and Ant are able to ration Levain cookies over several days, SillyString passes on a piece of Monkey Cake (from the Enabler, no less), Mr. Me is acting all warm and fuzzy while DR ELmo is acting tersely snarky (or is that snarkily terse?) and Cilla needs Legally Blonde for motivation?  What are your planetary euphemisms showing on the charts?  Something is askew (Age of Aquarius music in the background...)
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 03:11:28 PM
DR Jane, that's Monkey Bread.  Monkey Cake is more like carrot cake. It has pineapple in it, I heard that much from the guy at Amy's Bread

It looks a lot like carrot cake at first glance -- but when you examine it closely, it looks more like banana nut bread -- and tastes a lot like banana nut bread to me but with the addition of the pineapple. The icing is a lot like the cream cheese icing on carrot cake, but it seemed to me to have a hint of something like lemon or pineapple in it.

Whatever it is, it's delicious! SO, I think the pod people have taken over SillyString too,  like they did Ben and Ant, since he was able to say no to the Enabler.  Some wills have definitely been bent is all I'm saying ...
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 03:16:06 PM
Congrats to Dear Edi and Peter!!!

DITTO!  Plus, a Hip-Hip-Hooray!!  And a "Way to Go!" thrown in for good measure!!

(Edi ~ You Go Girl!)
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 03:17:03 PM
Mini-Frenzy -- where's Mr. Mini-Me when I need 'im?!
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Post by: TCB on October 03, 2007, 03:23:52 PM
I still have to catch up on yesterday's posts and this morning's notes -- so I may be a while.
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Post by: Miss Karen on October 03, 2007, 03:43:53 PM
DR ELmo ~ All your advice is on the money (even if you're having pipe problems that are causing you to be terse -- we love you anyway) -- but Case told me while I was in NYC that he did send the dates and times of the Brain shows to your contact several weeks before opening, and then I know that he followed up with a packet to the guy that contained his headshot, resume, reel and a postcard highlighting the show's dates/times about a week before opening night.  Then he mailed a packet the day we walked DR Jeanne back to Penn Station to some female agent that had been at the show and requested his info.  The Michael C. guy who cast the show came to see it while I was there and talked with Case and BJ after the show he attended, giving them his card and requesting info and Case is sending him a packet. Then he sent a packet to a NYC casting agent who is the niece of a guy with HBO who is a close friend of my DH's sister in LA about a week before opening. Then DR Jose took us by this agency on Monday during his walking tour where he had to pick up some music and asked for an agent who he knew, but who was out. But Jose had taken chocolates for the folks in the office and the gals we talked with loved the Enabler's gifts and he introduced Cason to two of them and they said they knew about the show and that one of them would attend. But you're right, they should be calling and knocking on doors constantly. You can lead a horse to water, but ....
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 03:55:07 PM
Miss Karen, it is interesting to read about Cason's activities in NY. :)
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 03:57:39 PM
Congrats to Dear Edi and Peter!!!

Peter wrote and said that this is essentially the "best historical film" award from the country's biggest historical organization. I wasn't familiar with it, but a friend who is a college history professor was trying to get us to present the film at the conference last year, which was here in Atlanta. So I'm glad that they will be able to see it after all!

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Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 03:59:04 PM
Wow DR Edisaurus, congrats!!

I do hope you noticed my raves about S and V a couple of weeks back!

Yes, and thank you to all you DR's for your congratulations. And Peter is glad that you find Sacco attractive as well! (Vanzetti is more my type...) ;)
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 04:02:01 PM
In addition to Les Miz, I saw delightful quotes from Evita and Ragtime. The joy is that they are not just "nods" but creatively integrated into the show.

I loved Joe Jackson waving the little American flag with both arms as if it were a huge, heavy flag, as I presume it was in Les Miz (never saw the show). It was a very funny visual. Was that in the LA show?
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Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 04:05:26 PM
In addition to Les Miz, I saw delightful quotes from Evita and Ragtime. The joy is that they are not just "nods" but creatively integrated into the show.

And Bye Bye Birdie: Mother? Mom? Mommy!!!

And even though I've never seen ACL (I know, I missed my chance last week!) I can imagine the dance moves, and also what I imagine to be Fosse moves. I think you can tell that something is being parodied and even if I don't know what, it makes me laugh anyway!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 04:09:22 PM
Surprise, surprise-not….


Through August, more than 25 percent of flights have arrived late — the industry's worst on-time performance since comparable data began being collected in 1995.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20071003/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_airline_delays;_ylt=ArOaLKoHppzOGVG2pgaRZ36s0NUE


Of course that is to be expected - the growth in flights has exceeded the growth in airport capacity. Folks have to learn to have more patience or support more growth in capacity.

der Brucer
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 04:10:46 PM
I have to head out now for SUCH GOOD FRIENDS.  I'm very sleepy, and wish now that I'd opted for the earlier performance today.  Still, I'm looking forward to it.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:12:35 PM
Mini-Frenzy -- where's Mr. Mini-Me when I need 'im?!

Out doing preventive maintenance on my Ms. Snarkie radar!
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:15:21 PM
Peter wrote and said that this is essentially the "best historical film" award from the country's biggest historical organization. I wasn't familiar with it, but a friend who is a college history professor was trying to get us to present the film at the conference last year, which was here in Atlanta. So I'm glad that they will be able to see it after all!


Congratulations!!!!


Well deserved!!!  



VIBES that  S & V becomes required viewing 1in History classes in schools ALL over the country and you sell out and have to reprint more dvds!!!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:16:22 PM
Miss Karen, it is interesting to read about Cason's activities in NY. :)

Yes, it is.

What Cason needs is his own "people"...a "posse", of sorts, to ensure he's seen by movers and shakers.

I do get it that he's young and wants fun in his life, too.

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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:16:43 PM
I have to head out now for SUCH GOOD FRIENDS.  I'm very sleepy, and wish now that I'd opted for the earlier performance today.  Still, I'm looking forward to it.



Hacve fun at Such Good Friends!  My brother just emailed me that  is going to go in on Saturday and catch Such Good Friends and The Last Starfighter  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:17:07 PM
Good Evening!

Back from Mary Poppins rehearsal...  The A/C unit in the room was broken...  Thankfully, it was "cooler" today, but still...  We got the final bit of reviewing done, and then the girls are back on stage tomorrow the cast, and they start shadowing tonight during the show.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:17:39 PM
"Pushing Daisies" and "Life" are my evening's plans.

All else is chaff....

So...where IS singdaw?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:18:19 PM
Isn't it about time we got to page 12?


I mean...REALLY!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:18:36 PM
DR elmore - The "accident" or whatever it was that closed down four blocks of 8th Avenue started to clear up a few minutes after I called you.  Hopefully, you won't have any travel woes heading down to 55th Street.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:18:52 PM
Ooh....sweaty chimney sweeps and sticky little kids in the Banks household?


By gosh I did it....


[shadow=glow,colorwidth,#characterswide][size=8]                                       12   [/size][/shadow]







Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:19:33 PM
"Pushing Daisies" and "Life" are my evening's plans.

All else is chaff....

So...where IS singdaw?

Was this the night that DR singdaw was heading back into NYC to catch Such Good Friends?  Maybe so, maybe not.
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:20:11 PM
I have tried getting on here a few times since the weekend but kept being interrupted  before I could post

So with little fanfare (and befoer the news is entirely stale)

did I hear a "too late" from Mr Snarkmeister?

 ;D

Ginny, Richard and Vixter , before Richard's New York theatrical  premiere
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 04:21:03 PM
And even though I've never seen ACL (I know, I missed my chance last week!) I can imagine the dance moves, and also what I imagine to be Fosse moves.

You're right - I forgot to mention ACL!

der Brucer
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:22:53 PM
I know Ben, Ant and Larry will be at "Such Good Friends" tonight.
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:23:25 PM
BK leads us to his favorite  Westside Cottage II
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:25:37 PM
Ooh....sweaty chimney sweeps and sticky little kids in the Banks household?

Ah, the newest "sweaty chimney sweep", Nicholas Dromard... Well... <insert chimney sweep euphemism here>

(http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload/13892/HU9U2404.jpg)
Nicholas and Kevin Lee
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:25:53 PM
Another shot of the Enabler at work
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:27:30 PM
and some of his victims beneficiaries
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:27:54 PM
OH!...

I keep meaning to mention that DR Jason has been sidelined with a very bad cold/head/chest something the past couple of days.  Thankfully, today is his day off, so I hope he's been able to get some good rest.  God knows, his schedule is only going to get crazier once his rehearsals start for his tour.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 04:28:34 PM
OK you Southin' guys and gals:

Family Crisis; I insisted on buying catfish (@4.99/lb) as opposed to Flounder/Rock Fish/Shark/Salmon at twice that price. Now I would think a soak in egg, and dredge thru flower and a pop in the fry pan would work (maybe some cornmeal mixed in with the flour - and french fries. Mr "Never Do Anything" easy is now talking some batter dipping and deep-fat frying - and hush puppies (which required a return trip to the store for Buttermilk) are on the impending menu.) Of course I added to the menu cost by insisting on Avacado for my green salad).

der Brucer
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:29:55 PM
Singdaw meets WFO
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:32:36 PM
Jose has prepared for the NEXT HHW invasion
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:33:23 PM
VIBES TO JASON FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:33:31 PM
OK you Southin' guys and gals:

Family Crisis; I insisted on buying catfish (@4.99/lb) as opposed to Flounder/Rock Fish/Shark/Salmon at twice that price. Now I would think a soak in egg, and dredge thru flower and a pop in the fry pan would work (maybe some cornmeal mixed in with the flour - and french fries. Mr "Never Do Anything" easy is now talking some batter dipping and deep-fat frying - and hush puppies (which required a return trip to the store for Buttermilk) are on the impending menu.) Of course I added to the menu cost by insisting on Avacado for my green salad).

der Brucer


WHAT?!?!?

I think I know what you meant through all the missed letters, finger slips and unclosed parentheses, but... ;)

The "secret" I learned with catfish was to soak it in milk for a bit.  Or even just pass it through milk before dredging it in cornmeal and flour.  However, since you're making hushpuppies, then go the "classic" route, and use the dry hush puppy mix for your coating - since hush puppies were traditionally made from the extra breading.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:33:55 PM
"Southin'"  -  ???

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:34:25 PM
And don't you dare blame those Levain cookies or me again, DR DerBrucer!


;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:35:35 PM
Btw, it's "avocado".


If you can't spell it, you can't eat it, I'se always says.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 04:36:03 PM
GET WELL FAST VIBES FOR DR JASON!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:36:31 PM
DR edisaurus - Congratulations to you and DR Greg!

*And I know LOTS of great places to eat in DC too!  :D
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 04:36:45 PM
DR Vixmom-I'm enjoying the photos, keep them coming.
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:37:02 PM
SO Mr. Piano, when will you actually be making your Poppins appearance?

The Vixter and I are puttingit on our list of "Must Sees" now that you are involved

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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:39:01 PM
DR Vixmom-I'm enjoying the photos, keep them coming.

I'm fresh out.  I can't believe I never took a picture in front of any of the theatres!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:39:02 PM
So... Let's see...  Matchbox for their Mini-Burgers and Pizza...  Teaism for their Salty Oat and Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies...  Jaleo for the skewers of Chorizo on top of some amazing mashed potatoes... Zaytinya for anything with lamb...  The Carlyle for their Flourless Chocolate Waffle and their high-end Banana Pudding with Caramelized(!) Vanilla Wafers...  Etc., etc., etc...
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Post by: Ginny on October 03, 2007, 04:39:39 PM
Wednesday evening greetings!  We're relaxing at our apartment between our NYMF shows.  Earlier today, DH HaHaHaHa Richard and I visited DR Elmore at his office and then took the Upper West Side portion of the Gray Line tour.  After misreading my map, we got to the Julia Miles Theatre just in time to pick up our tickets and settle into our seats for the 4:30 performance of Such Good Friends.  A tall guy in a suit sat right in front of me and kept wiggling all through the first act, so we moved and I enjoyed the second act much more (even though it's much more serious).  The cast is very strong and DR Noel should be pleased.

Pretty soon we'll be off to the 9pm performance of The Last Starfighter.
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:39:57 PM
DR edisaurus - Congratulations to you and DR Greg!

*And I know LOTS of great places to eat in DC too!  :D


Hmmm do I hear "HHW road trip"....  

is it open to the public Edi or no?
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Post by: Ginny on October 03, 2007, 04:41:58 PM
Congratulations to DR Edi for the AHA honor for S&V!
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:41:59 PM
oh here's another... WFO and Ginny
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 04:42:35 PM
SO Mr. Piano, when will you actually be making your Poppins appearance?

The Vixter and I are puttingit on our list of "Must Sees" now that you are involved



There's been no real date set.  Yes.  And, frankly, I'd still like to take my time making way to the podium as it were.  I also think it would be one of those deals where I'd probably conduct a put-in rehearsal during the day, and then be on-call at night for any emergencies that may arise.  We'll see.  I still need to play a few shows in the pit, and that won't happen for another two weeks or so.

Alas, although I am honored - and humbled - that Brad asked me to come on board, the show is still not settling in all that well to my hands and head.  It just may not be "my show", so...  Once the two new girls have gotten their first shows out the way over the next two weeks, then we can start talking about my first shows as a pit pianist and a conductor.
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:42:57 PM
Well I must go collect the Vixter from Confirmation class


laters!!
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:44:06 PM
There's been no real date set.  Yes.  And, frankly, I'd still like to take my time making way to the podium as it were.  I also think it would be one of those deals where I'd probably conduct a put-in rehearsal during the day, and then be on-call at night for any emergencies that may arise.  We'll see.  I still need to play a few shows in the pit, and that won't happen for another two weeks or so.

Alas, although I am honored - and humbled - that Brad asked me to come on board, the show is still not settling in all that well to my hands and head.  It just may not be "my show", so...  Once the two new girls have gotten their first shows out the way over the next two weeks, then we can start talking about my first shows as a pit pianist and a conductor.

head and hands vibes!!!!
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Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 04:44:59 PM
[size=8]THIRTEEN[/size][/glow]
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 04:51:44 PM
DR Jose, VIBES, VIBES, VIBES  you soon feel comfortable with Poppins!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 03, 2007, 04:54:30 PM
This afternoon, I wanted to go to The Wooden Indian and see if I could get some Fortnam & Mason teas.
 Unfortunately, they do not carry them. They did have:

Cranberry-Mustard
Rhubarb-Raspberry Jam
Balsamic with Bleu Cheese with Walnuts Dressing
Vidalisa Onion & Poppyseed Salad Dressing
Cran-Orange Preserves
Cavendar's All Purpose Greek Seasoning

So there went the best part of $30.

They had a pepper jelly - but it didn't look like the best.
They had a recipe for a great spread using cream cheese and Hot Pepper Raspberyy Preserves - of which they had none in stock!

So, on the way home we dropped into Pepper's to get some Pepper Jelly:

I got:

Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves
Bone Suckin' Mustard
Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip

To which Woody added:

Maker's Mark Gourmet Sauce
Cholula Seasoning
Colon Cleanser Hot Sauce
Hot Pepper Berry Patch Preserves
Siracha HOT Chili Suuce
Tabasco Sweet & Spicy sauce

And there went anothe $80!

OY!

der Brucer

Still no tea!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 04:59:15 PM
OK you Southin' guys and gals:

Family Crisis; I insisted on buying catfish (@4.99/lb) as opposed to Flounder/Rock Fish/Shark/Salmon at twice that price. Now I would think a soak in egg, and dredge thru flower and a pop in the fry pan would work (maybe some cornmeal mixed in with the flour - and french fries. Mr "Never Do Anything" easy is now talking some batter dipping and deep-fat frying - and hush puppies (which required a return trip to the store for Buttermilk) are on the impending menu.) Of course I added to the menu cost by insisting on Avacado for my green salad).

der Brucer



Pan fryin's good enough fer me....but the thought o' them hushpuppies has got me droolin' like a hound dawg on a hot summer afternoon.

I say let S. Woody do it his way...and enjoy the hushpuppies.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 05:01:29 PM
head and hands vibes!!!!

Thanks, DR vixmom and Jane.   -Although, I think it's just more a matter of "fit" rather than "vibes".  I'm far enough in my career to know when I should consider turning down a project.  And, trust me, after my first few days of rehearsals, I was almost ready to say, "If you'd like me to leave..."  I just did not want to leave the rehearsal room/theatre feeling bad about myself, my skills, and knowing that I might have held up rehearsals in the process... Again.  I may not have let on about it at the time, but I really did feel like crap after my first couple of days.

There are some parts of this show that I readily and easily understood, but there are still parts that for whatever reason just aren't living in me yet.  There's a difference between working hard on a project, and having a project that's hard to work on.  I have a feeling things will work out, but just not as fast and as easily, as intuitively and instinctively, as other shows and projects I've worked on in the past.
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Post by: TCB on October 03, 2007, 05:03:38 PM
Again! (Brain reference) -- just in case you missed it when bk posted it, not just because I want you to read the part about Cason, again!  ;) .... dang, why couldn't this blogger have been a casting agent and handed Boo-Key a card and told him "Call me. I have a role for you!"

If that is all it takes, I'll hand him a card and tell him. "I have a roll for you!"
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:03:57 PM
DR Ben, I laud your willpower.  Those cookies would be gone in a flash in our house!  :)

Singdaw, I also applaud his willpower!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:04:44 PM
Good evening,

Catching up on today's posts
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:05:02 PM
Congrats to RLP on his new plateau!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:06:52 PM
Early this morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

Stunning photograph Laura...

You are very talented!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:07:52 PM
We're good eggs, we are!  :)


.... and not cracked at all.... :)

(  SNark!  )
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 05:07:56 PM
Just now I was in my backyard, and I saw this butterfly laying eggs on the passion vine:
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:08:42 PM
Just now I was in my backyard, and I saw this butterfly laying eggs on the passion vine:

Beautiful Laura...

Have you ever considered publishing your photos?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 03, 2007, 05:10:49 PM
No, but I did use them for the children's story at church on Sunday. I wrote a story called "Who Lives at the Pond?" to go along with the water theme that the guest speaker used. Although DR Sandra tells me it was not a story, as it had no story arc.
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 05:11:18 PM
Back from rehearsal, meetings, and many telephonic calls and e-mails.
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 05:12:24 PM
Rehearsal went well - we put in three new people and they'll be just fine.  We have one more full-out rehearsal next Monday, then the troupe is off to five different European countries to perform at army bases and naval bases.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:13:21 PM
You must be aliens -- pod people!  There is no way humanly possible that three Levain cookies could have made it home intact!  I kept waiting to read that when you got home and Ant was asleep that you ate them all ... you put them in the frig?!!  Then I thought you'd write Ant ate them all while you were on the stationary bike and ... nothing ... then I thought you'd write that you found the bag empty the next morning after you went to bed early ... no, the 3 Levain cookies just stayed in the frig?! ... and then you write that you actually gave Ant half of the oatmeal one ... and that after eating one of them, the other two are still in the bag?!!  You and Ant must be from Planet X!!

I am amazed also... I would have absolutely no will power to let them last that long.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:14:12 PM
, as it had no story arc.

Hmmm, Noah's Ark?
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 05:14:42 PM
The head of the Theatre Academy had is meeting with the people who've been dragging their feet - a long meeting, in which he explained our problems.  The root of all this is that this show should not have been funded in this way - unfortunately it's too late to do anything about it.  He was assured strongly by several people that the check had been approved and would be here by Monday.  He felt confident enough to tell me to not cancel, and that's the decision I've made.  We now have an unbelievably amazing amount of work to do, but I actually miscounted the weeks and we really have four-and-a-half, not the three-and-a-half I thought we had.
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Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 05:15:20 PM
DR Jose- Whatever is making this difficult needs vibes to overcome it so I think the vibes still fit.  Do you enjoy the music?  
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:15:42 PM
Re: Levain. I try to limit my sugar intake, but I gotta tell ya, these babies are not only fabulous, they are TOTALLY addictive. My two didn't last long at all.

I hearby call the first meeting of Levain withdrawal support group!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:17:04 PM
Why not do THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X as the Fundraiser....with the all-star cast you have assembled?

Hey that is an idea, and Cason and Alet can join in!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 05:17:04 PM
Bruce, an extra week & a guarantee of money-not bad. :)  Best of luck!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:17:33 PM
Plumbing vibes to Elmore!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:17:44 PM
Vibes to Jose!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 05:17:56 PM
Then, on top of everything that's been going on, we get a phone call from an alum and supporter who received one of the 1500 flyers that just went out.  These were all folded and stuffed into envelopes by one of our board member's five high school classes.  Well, in the margin of this particular flyer, either in pen or Xerox, was written "f*ck ur life" by some charming little punk.  Of course, panic set in and the board member was called but she wasn't home (is anyone EVER home when you need them?).  But we talked to two other people who got their flyer, and theirs were clean, so in the best case scenario, we're praying this was a one-off thing - in the worst case scenario we're praying it was only one batch of flyers - clearly it wasn't all of them.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:20:08 PM
BK, I would guess that the majority of the audience for THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X felt the way that last reviewer felt....and it is nice to see DR Cason being mentioned so many times in pretty much every review! You go, guy!

You echoed my thoughts also.

A friend of mine who saw the show was very impressed and really liked Cason in the role as Zubrick. She was there the first night.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:22:26 PM
Ahhh....a SWEET revenge, then....

;D

I used the Brain to drown out my neighbors Nirvana CD
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:24:26 PM
Oh, sure! Now that we're gone, there IS Monkey Cake!

 ;D

Go Figure!! :)

I would love to try some. I had never heard of it until Jose mentioned it oneday
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:25:02 PM
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle!

(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/gallery/2002/01/03/monkey300.jpg)

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:28:14 PM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

Congratulations!!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 05:31:30 PM
No, I am seeing the remaining two NYMF shows this coming weekend.

I was down in the basement, working up a sweat trying to clean up a bit.  It's not the same as chimney-sweep sweat.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 05:32:02 PM
***FEEL BETTER VIBES***
to DR Jason
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: singdaw on October 03, 2007, 05:32:33 PM
Oh, and thanks for sharing the great photos, DR Vixmom!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:40:15 PM
Nice picture Cilla!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:40:56 PM
Yes, "Joe vs. the Volcano" is a fun movie...even with its flaws.

I agree, I have not seen it in years
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:47:29 PM
I have tried getting on here a few times since the weekend but kept being interrupted  before I could post

So with little fanfare (and befoer the news is entirely stale)

did I hear a "too late" from Mr Snarkmeister?

 ;D

Ginny, Richard and Vixter , before Richard's New York theatrical  premiere

Lovely picture of Ginny, Richard and Vixter.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:48:42 PM
Another shot of the Enabler at work

Great pictures Vixmom!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: TCB on October 03, 2007, 05:51:33 PM
Excited to read more FRIENDS and STARFIGHTER posts as the day progresses.

DR EDISAURUS - thanks for the picture of the Plaza Cake....that is quite a baking accomplishment!  I wonder if the Oak Bar is in there someplace?

Jrand - When I was living in New Jersey, my roommate dated the daughter of a multi-millionaire, who was a millionaire in her own right.  I guess I won't name names.  Anyway, one night they went out to a Broadway show and after the show they went for drinks at the Oak Bar.  She had previously mentioned that she had never been there before.

As they were enjoying their cocktails, he asked her what she thought of the place.  It is really lovely," she said, "I wonder what kind of wood they used?"
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 05:51:53 PM
Recovery vibes for Jason!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 05:59:46 PM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!

Congratulations!  You should go! :D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 06:10:36 PM
Here's another Lynch classic that is  for MATURE AUDIENCES Only (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tWeFFPKGs&mode=related&search=).

This is funny!! ;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: td on October 03, 2007, 06:16:00 PM
No, I am seeing the remaining two NYMF shows this coming weekend.

I was down in the basement, working up a sweat trying to clean up a bit.  It's not the same as chimney-sweep sweat.

It's the sweeter, not sweeper, sweat.   ;)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:19:04 PM
Jose has prepared for the NEXT HHW invasion

LOL, Vixmom, that's hilarious!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:23:00 PM
So... Let's see...  Matchbox for their Mini-Burgers and Pizza...  Teaism for their Salty Oat and Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies...  Jaleo for the skewers of Chorizo on top of some amazing mashed potatoes... Zaytinya for anything with lamb...  The Carlyle for their Flourless Chocolate Waffle and their high-end Banana Pudding with Caramelized(!) Vanilla Wafers...  Etc., etc., etc...

You seriously need your own website, and it should be funded by the places you recommend. Maybe you could call it "Jose Sent Me". People using this catch phrase would also get a 10% discount on their meal.

Your recommendations make me want to make the tirp to D.C., even in January!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:23:59 PM
Hmmm do I hear "HHW road trip"....  

is it open to the public Edi or no?

We could always crash it! :D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:24:59 PM
oh here's another... WFO and Ginny

Ginny looks so pretty! Love the outfit!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 06:27:02 PM
OH!...

I keep meaning to mention that DR Jason has been sidelined with a very bad cold/head/chest something the past couple of days.  Thankfully, today is his day off, so I hope he's been able to get some good rest.  God knows, his schedule is only going to get crazier once his rehearsals start for his tour.

~~~GET WELL VIBES FOR DR JASON!!~~~
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:31:34 PM
Get well vibes for DR Jason and I'm sorry I didn't get to meet him. Maybe his tour will stop in Atlanta?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:31:59 PM
Cillaliz, thats a neat photo for your website!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: TCB on October 03, 2007, 06:32:15 PM
This just in:

Sacco and Vanzetti has been selected to receive the fourteenth John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association.
 
The 2008 AHA annual meeting is in Washington D.C. in January, and the film will be screened for more than 5,000 history professors and high-school teachers.

Hooray! Maybe we'll go!


Bravo!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 06:32:27 PM
Are there any DUKES OF HAZZARD fans on HHW?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 06:38:04 PM
Well, it's time for me to leave work and go to our first REAL music rehearsal for the show!  The composer/music director is supposed to have music for all of us (and probably accompaniment CDs for those who don't read music...which is most of the cast ::)).  Hopefully, it won't be a complete trainwreck. ;) I know it'll take some time, but I don't doubt that it'll all be a ton o' fun!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: td on October 03, 2007, 06:41:52 PM
Are there any DUKES OF HAZZARD fans on HHW?

Not really, just a fan of the Dukes themselves.
My college buddy, Chris Hensel spent a season or two on DUKES, during the sans Wopat/Scheider times. . .
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 03, 2007, 06:44:20 PM
GET WELL VIBES AND MARIMBAS FOR DR JASON
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 06:49:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhqaeb_hObY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhqaeb_hObY)

I wonder if I did that right


 Mr. 14,000+  has inspired me to share my favorite Stephen Lynch song
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 06:54:38 PM
and for Harry Chapin fans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QThjNB4Fi48 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QThjNB4Fi48)



How do you change the name inthe URL fellas?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 06:55:28 PM
Well, it's time for me to leave work and go to our first REAL music rehearsal for the show!  The composer/music director is supposed to have music for all of us (and probably accompaniment CDs for those who don't read music...which is most of the cast ::)).  Hopefully, it won't be a complete trainwreck. ;) I know it'll take some time, but I don't doubt that it'll all be a ton o' fun!!

Have fun. don't eat anybody... ;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 06:56:06 PM
Edi, is that Tom Hanks narrating on The War?


Where did they find these people who are telling their stories?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 06:56:37 PM





[size=9]FIFTEEN!!!!![/size]
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jane on October 03, 2007, 07:06:07 PM
'night.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 07:09:47 PM
....Watching the "Top Chef" finale... I like the sous-chefs! :)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Edisaurus on October 03, 2007, 07:11:57 PM
Edi, is that Tom Hanks narrating on The War?
Where did they find these people who are telling their stories?

Yes, and finding people...that's a question for Peter. I'm glad you two got to meet the other night!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 07:23:59 PM
You seriously need your own website, and it should be funded by the places you recommend. Maybe you could call it "Jose Sent Me". People using this catch phrase would also get a 10% discount on their meal.


Quite a good idea! Plus do foodie tours.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 07:28:11 PM
I hearby call the first meeting of Levain withdrawal support group!

Hello. My name is Jeanne and I'm a Levainaholic.

Levainaholic Twelve-Step Program:
(1) Try ALL Levain varieties.
(2) ...
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 07:34:06 PM
Hello. My name is Jeanne and I'm a Levainaholic.

Levainaholic Twelve-Step Program:
(1) Try ALL Levain varieties.
(2) ...

1 - Caramelized Onion and Parmesan Thin Crust Pizza
2 - Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Thin Crust Pizza
3 - Artichoke Heart and Gruyere Pizza
4 - Raspberry Bombolini (baked Italian jelly donut)
5 - Sourdough Roll with Valrhona Chocolate
6 - Blueberry Muffin
7 - Chocolate Brioche
8 - Cinnamon Sugar Brioche
9 - Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie
10 - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
11 - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie
12 - Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie


*REPEAT*

;D
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 07:45:37 PM
1 - Caramelized Onion and Parmesan Thin Crust Pizza
2 - Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Thin Crust Pizza
3 - Artichoke Heart and Gruyere Pizza
4 - Raspberry Bombolini (baked Italian jelly donut)
5 - Sourdough Roll with Valrhona Chocolate
6 - Blueberry Muffin
7 - Chocolate Brioche
8 - Cinnamon Sugar Brioche
9 - Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie
10 - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
11 - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie
12 - Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie


*REPEAT*

;D

I think you meant

AGAIN
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 07:45:39 PM
Now I am hungry!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: TCB on October 03, 2007, 07:45:41 PM
Last night (well, actually the last two nights) I have been swamped trying to complete a poster for an organization that hired me to design it.  As always happens, the deadlines kept shrinking and changing as the days went by.  That is why I have been so far behind on reading posts this week.

Well, the poster is finished, it has been approved, and I am worn out.  So, I am now heading off to bed - because I can.

'night.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: vixmom on October 03, 2007, 07:46:37 PM
Good night all!  I have finally caught up



hugs to all!!!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Kerry on October 03, 2007, 07:47:59 PM
And, DR MBarnum, unlike you, when I say my pipes need a plumber, it's not a euphemism!
    ;D  That's why we love you DRLarrry!!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 07:48:18 PM
Last night (well, actually the last two nights) I have been swamped trying to complete a poster for an organization that hired me to design it.  As always happens, the deadlines kept shrinking and changing as the days went by.  That is why I have been so far behind on reading posts this week.

Well, the poster is finished, it has been approved, and I am worn out.  So, I am now heading off to bed - because I can.

'night.

I didn't realize you did graphic arts, TCB.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 07:48:20 PM
Too funny....

I was checking some fines... I came across one for 'THE BRAIN"...

wonder if having cd playing on my puter has anything to do with it?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 07:51:03 PM
TCB, doyou like Irish music?
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 07:51:26 PM
1 - Caramelized Onion and Parmesan Thin Crust Pizza
2 - Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Thin Crust Pizza
3 - Artichoke Heart and Gruyere Pizza
4 - Raspberry Bombolini (baked Italian jelly donut)
5 - Sourdough Roll with Valrhona Chocolate
6 - Blueberry Muffin
7 - Chocolate Brioche
8 - Cinnamon Sugar Brioche
9 - Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie
10 - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
11 - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie
12 - Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie


*REPEAT*

;D

I didn't realize they sold anything other than cookies. A chocolate brioche? Yum. sourdough roll, yum again. Jose, is everything else as good as the cookies? (you must know.)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 07:53:52 PM
I didn't realize they sold anything other than cookies. A chocolate brioche? Yum. sourdough roll, yum again. Jose, is everything else as good as the cookies? (you must know.)

YES!

And I didn't even list their Chocolate-Banana Bread, their amazing baguettes, the Sourdough-Walnut-Raisin Rolls/Bread... and their daily sandwiches.  ;)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 07:54:14 PM
This sounds like a terribly wonderful and evil place for the waist line....
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 07:54:58 PM
YES!

And I didn't even list their Chocolate-Banana Bread, their amazing baguettes, the Sourdough-Walnut-Raisin Rolls/Bread... and their daily sandwiches.  ;)

The chocolate banana bread sounds very wonderful
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:06:29 PM
I'M GOING TO WORKOUT TOMORROW MORNING! Just thinking about Levain is sinful.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 08:08:21 PM
I am sitting here wishing I could try some...
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 08:09:11 PM
Jeanne.... Blame Jose  :)

I do give him points for picking out neat and wonderful places that make wonderful treats!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:11:50 PM
I'M GOING TO WORKOUT TOMORROW MORNING! Just thinking about Levain is sinful.

Well, hopefully, I will workout tomorrow morning.  Or at least step foot in the gym... The one that opened earlier this week... And that I joined a couple of weeks ago to take advantage of the special rates...  Just sayin'.  ;)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:14:30 PM
Jeanne.... Blame Jose  :)

I do give him points for picking out neat and wonderful places that make wonderful treats!

Well, at times, it's almost like the places are picking me.  ;)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:17:41 PM
Well, hopefully, I will workout tomorrow morning.  Or at least step foot in the gym... The one that opened earlier this week... And that I joined a couple of weeks ago to take advantage of the special rates...  Just sayin'.  ;)

We can workout together--just a couple hundred miles apart. And stop at Levain afterwards--NO!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jeanne on October 03, 2007, 08:18:30 PM
Night, all.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:22:00 PM
What Jose is leaving out is the proximity of the gym to Levain's...whether he must pass Levain's to get to the gym...and again upon his return.

Well... My gym is at 145th Street.  Levain is at 74th.  Not exactly, not exactly convenient.  But not entirely out of the question either.  ;)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 08:23:41 PM
Jose, it is your lovely charm good lad!
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:31:02 PM
Sorry to read about DR Jason's ailing health. I hope he feels better very soon.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 08:31:03 PM
I'm very happy that I saw SUCH GOOD FRIENDS tonight.  I sat with DR Ben and Anthony and sat directly in front of Mr & Mrs Larry Goldberg.  I thought Noel's show had a lot of wonderful moments, especially the McCarthy hearings in Act Two, and a wonderful cast. Liz Larsen seems to never leave the show, although I know she did at least once, and she's got a wonderful crew surrounding her. There are some wonderful musical numbers and some very funny throw-away numbers like the alarm clock commercial. It was also nice to see our bass player from "The Brain" playing the show.

My plan was to take the 104 bus to Lincoln Center and transfer to the No. 11 but the bus was going so slowly so I decided to take the subway at Broadway and 66th.  As I got to the subway I thought, that's Tuc Watkins, and it was! So I said to him, the last time I saw you was in the post office on 83rd; I thought you were in LA now.  He said that he was but he was back doing a few ONE LIFE TO LIVE episodes. He looked great, and he's such a sweetie.  I think his apartment's around the corner from mine.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 08:31:46 PM
Cool photo Cilla.  It is somewhat difficult to read.  Does that matter?  I'm very much looking forward to seeing your website.

There were a number of photos and my web guy is better with photoshop and all that sort of thing than I am. He's going to try to fine on that's legible when reduced.  I have to write more content and do the links before it will be up.  
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:32:35 PM
I began my evening by watching another CSI: NY episode. Mac's son finally makes an appearance.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:33:07 PM
Hmm.. Well, bk may not be able to find mac'n'cheese in L.A. (although, I think if he looked a bit closer he might find it), but according to this article in today's NY Times, grilled cheese sandwiches seem to be the "now" thing out there.

No Glamour, but Sandwich Is a Star (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/dining/03chee.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:33:22 PM
Then I watched last night's SVU. A pretty good show that made me smile when the subject of avatars came up.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:33:59 PM
*And I'm guessing any restaurant that has a grilled cheese sandwich on their menu, probably has some form of mac'n'cheese too.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:35:22 PM
PUSHING DAISIES was certainly offbeat and very droll. Not sure this concept can be stretched to be a multi-season episodic show, but I was intrigued enough to certainly tune in again next week. (The announcer who gave everyone's ages down to the second got on my nerves after awhile.)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:38:12 PM
Oohhh... I guess I misread the NYMF schedule... The last performance of Such Good Friends is this Saturday at 1:00... And I'll be in rehearsal.  So tonight would have been my last chance to see it.  And see my friends in it.  :(
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:38:50 PM
PRIVATE PRACTICE once again had me divided in my feelings.










The central story with the children was involving. The other stuff was so juvenile (strippers and bicycles). Is it going to get any better. I'm beginning to wonder.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:40:35 PM
I did enjoy DIRTY SEXY MONEY again, but tonight's episode wasn't really much of a build on last week's show. The politician dating a transsexual and the minister with the illegitimate son are the only family stories that have hooked me. I really don't care about any of the other siblings.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: elmore3003 on October 03, 2007, 08:41:38 PM
Well, damn, DR Jose! You could have come with me.

After the show I went down to Vintage on 9th & 51st for the joint birthday party of the lovely Cassie Abate and her roommate Heather.  The only "Brain" personnel to show up were stage manager Rachel Maier and Erin Webley, both of whom I love, so I hung out with them.

And now to bed.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:42:09 PM
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/10/03/dining/03chee60.1.jpg)
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 08:48:00 PM
There's been no real date set.  Yes.  And, frankly, I'd still like to take my time making way to the podium as it were.  I also think it would be one of those deals where I'd probably conduct a put-in rehearsal during the day, and then be on-call at night for any emergencies that may arise.  We'll see.  I still need to play a few shows in the pit, and that won't happen for another two weeks or so.

Alas, although I am honored - and humbled - that Brad asked me to come on board, the show is still not settling in all that well to my hands and head.  It just may not be "my show", so...  Once the two new girls have gotten their first shows out the way over the next two weeks, then we can start talking about my first shows as a pit pianist and a conductor.

Jose, who are the two new girls?  Since we saw them doing their dance by the stage door, it would be fun to know their names
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 08:49:54 PM
Watched a motion picture on DVD but with continuous telephonic interruptions.  Am now listening to music and trying to still my obnoxious cough.
Title: Re:A DAY TO BE RECKONED WITH
Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:51:09 PM
LOL DR TCB....wood can be difficult to identify....

Such lovely photos from DR VIXMOM and DR LAURA....everyone looks so glamorous and happy in the NYC pics!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:53:23 PM
Sounds like the Fund Raiser is moving ahead with all possible dispatch.

As for the FU flyer.....I am sure they thought it was hilarious while they were doing it.....and it could have been written to show the person working in the chair next to someone, and then put in an envelope without thinking.

BUT I think it should be followed up on....and if no one confesses, all of them should receive NO CREDIT for the extra work.....
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:53:45 PM
But I am mean and have no patience with the young folk.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:54:01 PM
DR TCB were you able to convert your poster to a pdf?
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:54:13 PM
Very disappointed in the winner of TOP CHEF.
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Post by: Ginny on October 03, 2007, 08:55:34 PM
We are back from our NYMF double feature, having thoroughly enjoyed The Last Starfighter.  While we were waiting outside beforehand, a total stranger came up to Richard and said, "Didn't I see you in The Brain from Planet X the other night?"  We laughed about that and then, when we were in our seats, with Richard on the aisle, before the show started, DR FJL came up and started telling him about how in the second act an alien would come up the aisle and escort him onstage, etc.  Just kidding!

Also visiting our seats beforehand was DR Julie, whom I'd never met in person before.  She and DR FJL and Skip all seemed totally relaxed.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 03, 2007, 08:55:50 PM
I'm heading downstairs now for bed.

Good night!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:55:56 PM
Yes, the dress did fit, and so will be worn on another occasion, DRJANE.  And it was deemed very nice.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:56:38 PM
So nice to hear continued reports on TLS and SGF.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:56:50 PM
Jose, who are the two new girls?  Since we saw them doing their dance by the stage door, it would be fun to know their names

Hmm... Well, since they are minors, and since they're not officially in the Playbills yet...  For now, I'll just say that their names, their first names are Alexandra and Lilah.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 08:57:42 PM
Very disappointed in the winner of TOP CHEF.

Well, if anything, it was a good top three.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:58:10 PM
Health vibes to busy DRJASON.
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Post by: Ginny on October 03, 2007, 08:58:13 PM
Argggghh - don't know if it's sleeping with the AC blowing right across our bed or riding the better part of the last two days atop double-decker sightseeing busses, but I've developed a sore throat.  And haven't been anywhere near DR Jason!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 08:58:34 PM
Well, if anything, it was a good top three.

True....  :D
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 09:01:15 PM
Hmm... Well, since they are minors, and since they're not officially in the Playbills yet...  For now, I'll just say that their names, their first names are Alexandra and Lilah.

Ah, understood. When it's official, can you tell me then?
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:02:57 PM
DR MISS KAREN - yes a Mercury retrograde is coming up, so batten down the hatches.

The Venus trine with Pluto certainly means that LOVE and ROMANCE can take a leap forward - NOW!!

And this is the perfect time to realize how far we have come in understanding ourselves.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 09:03:48 PM

  He said that he was but he was back doing a few ONE LIFE TO LIVE episodes. He looked great, and he's such a sweetie.  I think his apartment's around the corner from mine.


  I really like Tuc's character. He is a fine actor... He has a great rapport in his scenes with Robin Strasser.  I am glad ot hear he is returning
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:04:27 PM
Well there have been about 50 visitors to the Allison Hayes Internet Biography page....but only DRMBARNUM has signed the guestbook.

Obviously everyone else is just so overcome.
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Post by: MusicGuy on October 03, 2007, 09:06:00 PM

To quote a very famous dessert maven.... "...WHEW !! "....

I have tried for several hours to make a small dent in catching up on posts, but I just can't make it through all of them.  If I travel without a computer for 5 or 6 days, I will just have to accept that I may have to just "jump back in cold" as far as posts.

New York and the "Brain" and seeing friends was as wonderful as it always is.  A very belated "big thank you" to dear Ms.Karen for the wonderful dessert treats at the Brooklyn Diner.

And BK, thanks for your company and laughter, and for restoring my hickey for another 3 months !   ;)
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:06:03 PM
Page 17 Lil Abner in Fruit of the Looms Dance.  ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 09:08:05 PM
I had a great time at Women's Night Out.   They had all sorts of freebies from food to lotion to health screenings...I got a hot wax treatment on my hands, a make over, bought a necklace, and have lots of goodies. The pork medalions were good. Many at our table were vegetarians and not too thrilled with their dinners, but I was fine.  

Judy Carter was hilarious. The woman sitting next to me literally howled through the whole show.  The candidate for mayor asked for my business cards and said she has several people to refer to me.  I'm not sure I support her for the job, although an Hispanic woman mayor would really shake this town up.

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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 09:12:11 PM
So JRand what's up in the sky?  Or did I miss your response to Miss Karen's question
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:20:09 PM
So JRand what's up in the sky?  Or did I miss your response to Miss Karen's question

Check the bottom of the previous page.  ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 03, 2007, 09:22:31 PM
Check the bottom of the previous page.  ;D

OOPS (Spoo spelled backwards)  Don't know how I missed that. Thanks.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:29:13 PM
OOPS (Spoo spelled backwards)  Don't know how I missed that. Thanks.

Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account.  ;D
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Post by: MusicGuy on October 03, 2007, 09:30:26 PM

Also, very large and genuine thanks are sent to dear DR Laura for being such a mensch and helping me with airport treks !!

And since I had workmen here early this morning, tearing the shit out of my entry and kitchen floors....... and since they are coming back again tomorrow morning to finish up,......

I am going to let Sugar have a pee and then we are going to fall into the sleeping chamber.

Goodnight studlies and lovelies and vixens and sirens!   ;D
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:32:08 PM
Are there any DUKES OF HAZZARD fans on HHW?

Not a Dukes fan, but I do have all of Tom Wopat's CDs and I'd like to make hay with John Schneider.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:35:24 PM
Not really, just a fan of the Dukes themselves.
My college buddy, Chris Hensel spent a season or two on DUKES, during the sans Wopat/Scheider times. . .

Oh! Did he get to know Byron Cherry and Christopher Mayer, the replacement dukes!! If so I want to know all the details!
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:40:17 PM
And of course DR td....Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) played Frances Farmer's husband (and Bobby Driscoll's father) in "The Party Crashers" featuring another favorite of DR MBARNUM Gene Persson.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:42:32 PM
PRIVATE PRACTICE once again had me divided in my feelings.

The central story with the children was involving. The other stuff was so juvenile (strippers and bicycles). Is it going to get any better. I'm beginning to wonder.


Any moreso than you did after that dreadful introductory episode last season when Addison went to San Diego and interacted with the characters in this new show?  I sussed it out as a bad idea back then and had no hopes/interest in it as a full-fledged series, especially since Addison was my least favorite character, interloper that she was, on "Gray's Anatomy".

Of course, it beats the pants off "Joey" as a spin-off show.  I'd rather have my eyes prodded with a hot poker than have to watch THAT misfire again.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:43:10 PM
Construction vibes for DR MUSICGUY.

Here's hoping you have a attractive entry way by this time tomorrow.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 03, 2007, 09:43:25 PM
I'd like Gene Persson even more if he would let me interview him.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:43:48 PM
I think I will retire to my sleeping chamber and watch a DVD.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:44:20 PM
I thought "Pushing Daisies" delightful.  No issues here with any part of it, narrator included.

I, too, have reservations about its "sustainability."  But, it's cast is delightful.
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Post by: Jrand71 on October 03, 2007, 09:44:25 PM
I'd like Gene Persson even more if he would let me interview him.

He is too busy producing Broadway shows, I guess, to remember driving the big Imperial in The Party Crashers.  8)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 03, 2007, 09:44:52 PM
Am eagerly anticipating "Life" at 10 p.m.  It's my favorite of ALL NEW SHOWS!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 03, 2007, 09:52:52 PM
Since the library is closing, I need to bid you all good night.

Pleasant dreams, take care!
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 10:05:32 PM
I totally didn't know there was a Ray Courts Celebrity show this weekend, and I must say he's got quite an array of folks this time.  I'll trek down there on Saturday to visit.
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Post by: td on October 03, 2007, 10:12:50 PM
I'd go to the Ray Courts show just to see Ronnee Blakely!
And Debbie Reynolds!
Elliot Gould!
Tony Curtis!  (well, I've already seen him).
Rex Reason
Brett Halsey
OLIVIA HUSSEY ! ? ! ? ! ? ! (make her sing something from LOST HORIZON).

Oh, bk, you simply must take pictures!
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Post by: bk on October 03, 2007, 10:47:06 PM
One post in forty-five minutes?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 10:52:59 PM
:-\

So... The "roomie" just came home with her boyfriend.  Both of them obviously a bit tipsy.  They come in the downstairs door... The door slams shut... "Sssshhh, I told you, we should be quiet, people are trying to sleep."... They look over at me, I look over at them...  They start going up the spiral staircase.... "Shhh... Don't walk so loud... people are sleeping.. Ssshh...  Shhh..."... And for that last ten minutes or so, a few more doors upstairs have shut quite loudly, things have dropped on the floor, and now they're in the bathroom...

:-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 03, 2007, 10:59:20 PM
And on that :-\ note...

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 11:41:47 PM
Well, we had a music rehearsal tonight, but...still no sheet music. ::) We learned some choreography for the song that we learned on Sunday, and the music to part of another song and that's about it.  It was fun and even though we STILL don't have any music, I know I need to just go with the flow.  It will be what it will be. ;)

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Post by: FJL on October 03, 2007, 11:46:43 PM
Ginny - About my being relaxed: it was like a sauna in that theatre tonight, and a nice sauna always relaxes me.  :)