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Title: TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 12:00:06 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had both time and levels, and now it is time for you to post until the great leveled cows come home.
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Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 12:02:29 AM
And the word of the day is: PAWKY!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:31:57 AM
"Pawky and Bess" premiered on Broadway Oct. 10, 1935.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:34:18 AM
When you do that all-white production of "Porgy and Bess", BK, I will be in the opening night audience.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:40:29 AM
"Pushing Daisies," Angela, is about a young man who owns a pie shop.  He has a certain "other" talent, too.  If he touches dead people, they come back to life.  If he touches them again, they become dead again.  If he doesn't touch them for one week, someone/something else dies in their place.  This is true of people or animals.  Kristen Chenoweth is his employee, Olive, in the pie shop.  She's "got it bad" for her boss, but he doesn't see her as anyone romantic.

Tonight, Kristen sang "Hopelessly Devoted" from "Grease."  Every girl who was in that NBC show earlier this year -- the one that cast the current version of "Grease" on Broadway -- is  a "rank" amateur by comparison.   Man can she belt a tune!

She did the number while she was "closing up" at her boss' request.  There was a guy in the scene who was polishing the floor, but he was wearing earphones to go with his iPod.  Her movements were choreographed to go with his, although both their backs were to each other.  It put a smile on my face.  And it ended much too quickly.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:44:34 AM
Why am I up?

It's a still night.  And it's a bit "close."  I got up to turn on a floor fan.  

And to take some aspiring.  So, while I'm processing the aspirin, I'm online.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:47:08 AM
I'm very much looking forward to tonight's "Ugly Betty", "Smallville," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Supernatura" (most of which I wont' watch, I'm guessing, until Saturday.  I'm certain I'll DVR the latter three.  I always watch "Ugly Betty" as it airs.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 12:56:07 AM
I've also got to tackle "The Lodger" sometime this weekend.  Possibly I'll even watch "The Undying Monster."

By the by....if any of you out there is a fan of "A Matter of Life and Death"  (aka "Stairway to Heaven"), TCM is airing it later this month.  It's either Oct. 22nd or 24th.  I've already set my DVR to pick it up, so I don't know the actual date off the top of my head.

If you don't know it, you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to see it.  It's one of cinema's great serious fantasies, and it stars David Niven and Kim Hunter.

In a nutshell (from the IMDb):

Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, flyer Peter Carter's plane is damaged and his parachute ripped to shreds. He has his crew bail out safely, but figures it is curtains for himself. He gets on the radio, and talks to June, a young American woman working for the RAF, and they are quite moved by each other's voices. Then he jumps, preferring this to burning up with his plane. He wakes up in the surf. It was his time to die, but there was a mixup in heaven. They couldn't find him in all that fog. By the time his "Conductor" catches up with him 20 hours later, Peter and June have met and fallen in love. This changes everything, and since it happened through no fault of his own, Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. Heaven agrees to a trial to decide his fate.

It is a 1946 Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger film.

It's not currently available on a quality DVD, and infrequent airings on TV are the only other source for it of which I know. (this last sentence edited to clarify availability)


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Post by: Tomovoz on October 11, 2007, 12:57:59 AM
I have not played board games for quite a few years.  I always found "Cluedo" a lot of fun.  (especially when the players had had a few drinks! "Professor Pipe in the Green room with a plum").  That's "Clue" in the USA I think. It was also a great game to use as a teaching aid for deductive reasoning.

I found board games quite a useful device in teaching - games based on stock markets and basic economic theory were way more useful than textbooks in some cases.  The devising of games by students was also an interesting exercise.  (I guess these days that they would be devising Computer Games instead).
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 01:21:42 AM
"In the wee small hours of the morning..."
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 01:32:28 AM
And to take some aspiring.

We could all take some aspiring.
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Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 01:40:17 AM
"Pusing Daisies," Angela, is about a young man who owns a pie shop.  He has a certain "other" talent, too.  If he touches dead people, they come back t life.  If he touches them again, they become dead again.  If he doesn't touch them for one week, someone/something else dies in their place.  This is true of people or animals....

I enjoy this show, too...although I haven't watched the latest episode.  But, if I remember correctly, he has only one minute to re-touch the people to make them dead again, not a week, before some random person in close proximity dies instead.  That's a very unusual, and specific, requirement.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 02:02:23 AM
WOD:
(http://www.broadwayworld.com/bios/headshots/ndintheater2.jpg)
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 11, 2007, 02:05:22 AM
Flirtatious Michelle loved to be pawky with all the guys, but since she was married she had to do it on the sly.
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Post by: S. Woody White on October 11, 2007, 02:12:24 AM
Thunderations, we're having a bit of storm here in Rehoboth.  A downpour of rain, and a rattling of thunder.  Poor Bonnie has been hiding at my feet - we used to think it was just Marty who was scared of the thunder, but now that he's gone, she's the one who gets worried.  

Der Brucer will be so thrilled when I get him to drive me to work in a little bit.
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Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 02:26:13 AM
BK, Timothy Brock's score to "Sunrise (http://www.amazon.com/Sunrise-1995-Score-1927-Film/dp/B000005TAL/ref=sr_1_1/102-5190821-5155341?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1192093242&sr=1-1)" is available on CD.  It was recorded by the Olympia (WA) Chamber Orchestra when Tim was the conductor!  I'd met him several times when he used to live here in Olympia.  He wrote and recorded several new scores for silent movies that have since been released on DVD. :)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:53:10 AM
Der Brucer will be so thrilled when I get him to drive me to work in a little bit.

Thrilled, NOT!

Back to bed.

der Brucer
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:31:11 AM
Good morning Tom and Jennifer
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:31:29 AM
Long day ahead for me. At least the bowl is washed.
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:31:54 AM
Today is National Coming Out Day. But I'm already out!
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:32:10 AM
And About
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:32:47 AM
As I try to push us to Page 2
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:34:05 AM
Not a day off (except for Sundays) until Wednesday, November 21 when we close at 1pm for Thanksgiving
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:34:29 AM
I need to return to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 04:34:47 AM
Au revoir, mes amis.
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Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 04:48:04 AM
Good morning, Jennifer.

Good morning, ArnoldMBrockman.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 11, 2007, 04:49:54 AM
And the word of the day is: PAWKY!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 11, 2007, 04:51:01 AM
Good Morning TCB

And a hearty Good Morning to All
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Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 05:10:29 AM
I'm caught up.  That went quicker than usual.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 05:12:41 AM
TIME IS THE GREAT[/size] (http://www.levolor.com/vendor/default/images/logo.gif)
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Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 05:12:42 AM
The Wicked Wit of the West?

I like it.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 05:13:50 AM
I'm caught up.  That went quicker than usual.

Because our prolixity was nixity?
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 05:14:44 AM
I like it.

See Idina for tips on applying the green makeup.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 05:20:43 AM
Today, for National Coming Out Day, my company is sponsoring a lunchtime seminar hosted by Kenji Yoshino, professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law School.

In his new book COVERING: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights,Yoshino presents a new way of thinking about civil rights. Why do we let the pressures of society force us to “cover,” to tone down an aspect of our personality so we fit in with the mainstream? Who decides what is and isn’t socially acceptable? And, in a culture that often unfairly demands conformity, how can we present our authentic selves? Fusing legal manifesto with his own personal story, Yoshino throws down the gauntlet for a new paradigm of civil rights.
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Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 05:33:09 AM
Who would have known there's life at Yale Law School?
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 05:42:31 AM
Who would have known there's life at Yale Law School?

Well, there would have been more of it if you had been there!   ;)
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Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 05:59:53 AM
Sorry i missed all the hellos. I must have logged off!

BTW, DR TCB, I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. But you had mentioned MTV CANADA. Actually i do not get this station (my sis does). But i can see what they are playing in my television's guide.

Although maybe it's a good thing my sis will not be taping LEGALLY BLONDE, since i have yet to see HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 she taped for me. :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 06:02:47 AM
"Pawky and Bess" premiered on Broadway Oct. 10, 1935.

That's correct and tomorrow is the 72nd anniversary of the opening of the Cole Porter-Moss Hart musical JUBILEE, with such great song hits as "Begin the Beguine," "Just One of Those Things," "Why Shouldn't I?" and "Me and Marie," the anticipated hit of the show.  I also like "Mr & Mrs Smith" and "The Kling-Kling Bird in the Divi-Divi Tree."

Good morning, all!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 06:04:57 AM
I totally disagree with DR MattH re: PUSHING DAISIES.

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I love this show!  I guess i can get why it would not be everyone's cup of tea.  But i just love it.  I love Chuck and i love Ned. I love the little mysteries they have to solve.  And i love Chi McBride (big black guy fomerly of BOSTON PUBLIC).

And i loved kristin's song. It made me smile too!


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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 06:06:52 AM
and "Me and Marie"

Which Donny Osmond could sing in bk's benefit, except it doesn't fit the theme.

Oh well!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 06:06:57 AM
And OMG I love poutine!  I don't eat it that often.  But it is so good!

Btw, speaking of fries. I went out to lunch with my niece last weekend (she just turned 2). We were eating hotdogs and french fries (she loves them both).  And i was dipping my fries in ketchup.

Well she wanted to copy me. So she picked up her french fry and leaned over and dipped it in the ketchup. So cute!  She claimed she liked it and kept doing it! :)
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Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 06:13:49 AM
DR Cillaliz that is too funny that we both like the same couple on DANCING WITH THE STARS!

And yep i am surprised.

But i still think that boxer has a lot of potential. His personality sort of rubs me the wrong way a bit. But i like karina a lot and i really think he has potential.

There are some people that to me no matter how hard they try, they could never win (like wayne newton for example).

I"m curious, the judges keep saying this is the best group they've ever had. I don't think so. Do you?

I personally think that there are just more celebs who are better. But i don't feel like there are many who have the potential to be great.  I really don't think marie osmond, jane seymour, or jennie garth will ever be great. And while i like them, i was actually a bit bothered that their scores were so high.
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Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 06:22:37 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  After 3 more hours of sick leave yesterday, I'm at work for what I hope will be a full day.  It's a fairly quiet day for me, so maybe I can wade through all that's piled up on my desk.
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Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 06:30:10 AM
For DR tomovoz:
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Blood Brothers by Willy Russell opens at the Lennox Theatre,
Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Friday night (12 October) runs till
20 Oct. See www.rle.org.au for more details.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 06:37:52 AM
We watched I Think I Do! on DVD last night.  Enjoyed it, and Tuc Watkins was indeed wonderful.

Why do I now have the urge to purchase this little item?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/214F%2BTtItlL._AA130_.jpg)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 06:55:16 AM
We watched I Think I Do! on DVD last night.  Enjoyed it, and Tuc Watkins was indeed wonderful.

Why do I now have the urge to purchase this little item?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/214F%2BTtItlL._AA130_.jpg)

I'm quite fond of I THINK I DO and I love the cast, especially Lauren Velez and Guillermo Diaz and my freidn Marni Nixon in a very understated performance.  I think Tuc Watkins is a complete hoot as Sterling and there are some hysterical throw-away lines from him.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:12:44 AM
CAT scan results vibes for DR EDISAURUS.

Thanks to DRs FJL and NOEL for their prodigal lyrics yesterday.
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Post by: Elan on October 11, 2007, 07:14:28 AM
Hey, gang! I'm an old-time Kimlet/Hainesie who has been away for far too long. Don't know if I'll be able to drop in on a regular basis, but wanted to at least give a quick wave and say "hi!"

As for today's topic of discussion (remember the topic of discussion?): I've been turning into a Scrabble addict (one of my colleagues is a former nationally top-rated player), and that's about it. I love chess in theory, but am far too frustrated trying to get past the most basic concepts. I used to love Monopoly, but haven't played in centuries. With the little one now 2 years old, I expect that Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders are in my future....
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:15:14 AM
Love the song of the day:

From milwaukee mister fritz
Often dines me at the ritz
Mister fritz invented schlitz and schlitz must pay

Sing that fast three times!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:15:35 AM
Good morning, DR ELAN.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:16:17 AM
TOD:

Careers
Life
Stratego
Risk
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:16:34 AM
But my favorite of all....if you have at least four players:

CLUE!!!
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 07:19:16 AM
Hello, DR Elan - pleased to make your acquaintance!

I remember "Chutes & Ladders" and "Candyland" fondly from my remote youth.

Still remote, but less so:
Clue
Careers
Monopoly [which I disliked because it took so long]
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 07:20:36 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 07:21:14 AM
Well I am not sure what these video previews for this book are - BUT my friend ZACH is featured in them as the main guy character....

Video previews for a book?  Didn't know such a thing existed.

Clicking on the second one with the Rose illustration will give you a nice look at Zach.  ;D

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Barbara-Taylor-Bradford/dp/0312354622/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192112205&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Barbara-Taylor-Bradford/dp/0312354622/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192112205&sr=1-1)
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Post by: Kerry on October 11, 2007, 07:26:43 AM
I think the movie, "Sunrise" is absolutley brilliiat and is way ahead of its time.

National coming Out day is not until the 1tth--  that is also Sugar's birthday,so I know this one.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:29:05 AM
Good morning!

Ah! The cool has returned, and I'm delighted beyond belief! Now, jsut stay for awhile! (The five day forecast says it will).
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Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 07:31:07 AM
Darn!  Did I miss a "poutine on a Ritz" joke?
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:34:40 AM
Sorry, but we'll just have to agree to disagree about PUSHING DAISIES. I did very much enjoy Kristin's song and the very imaginative routine she had with the janitor. Best part of the show for me by a wide, wide margin.

But the precious narration bothers me to distraction, I find Chuck annoying rather than endearing, and the mystery was so slight and so easily solved that it was no fun.

One more week and then I'll probably be losing this hour of TV and going back to DVDs which would be fine. I need the time.
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Post by: Michael on October 11, 2007, 07:34:55 AM
Dear all Haines and Kimlets:

Last night when I returned home from work and went to pick up my mail from the last several days; I found a postcard from NYC with many of the New York gangs' signatures.

I am so touched and honored that you thought of me in that way and that you took the time to sign the card and send it to me.

I really wish that I could have been there,

Thank you all again.

It really means a lot to me.
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Post by: Michael on October 11, 2007, 07:35:25 AM
My favorite FISH OPERA

Porgy & Bass
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Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 07:35:26 AM
I think the movie, "Sunrise" is absolutley brilliiat and is way ahead of its time.

National coming Out day is not until the 1tth--  that is also Sugar's birthday,so I know this one.

But today is the 11th  ???
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 07:36:33 AM
Darn!  Did I miss a "poutine on a Ritz" joke?

DR FJL - I've never know you to miss a joke.  Or a trick.   ;)
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Post by: Michael on October 11, 2007, 07:36:36 AM
Favorite Board Game:

Clue
Monopoly
Scrabble
Trivial Prusuit. (I used to play with one of guys who invented the game.)
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Post by: Michael on October 11, 2007, 07:37:27 AM
As for National Coming Out Day.

I do have to go out to the bank and then to work.

Does that count?
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:37:49 AM
If JOURNEYMAN's ratings continue to sink (it's down in the territory where STUDIO 60 ended up last year in terms of audience numbers), I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see NBC yank it and put MEDIUM here instead of waiting for the midseason SUnday night at 10 slot that now have it penciled-in for.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:39:17 AM
Favorite board games:

CAREERS
CLUE
backgammon

I've never enjoyed Parchesi or Chinese Checkers.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:42:22 AM
I didn't start playing Candy Land until I was a teenager in high school! A neighborhood friend's much younger brother loved it but his brother (my age) wouldn't play with him, so I'd go down there every afternoon after school and play Candy Land for an hour.

Also loved two off-the-wall board games which were of their time but didn't make history (like Monopoly):

77 SUNSET STRIP
DISNEYLAND

I played Disneyland at a friend's birthday party when I was 7 or 8, and I was so enraptured by it that I begged my mother to PLEASE take me to a toy store after the party so we could buy it. Yes, I guess I was spoiled but she did it, and we played a bunch of games with the family that night. I was in sheer heaven.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 07:43:00 AM
My dear father used to enjoy ponderous obscure strategy games that took longer to learn how to play than they did to actually play.  And surprisingly, he had a difficult time finding people willing to try!  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:45:22 AM
Looking forward tonight to UGLY BETTY and GREY'S ANATOMY. Both shows were superb last week, and I can't wait to see their next serialized adventures.

Of course, SMALLVILLE, the NBC comedies, and CSI will also get recorded.
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 07:45:27 AM
Hey, gang! I'm an old-time Kimlet/Hainesie who has been away for far too long. Don't know if I'll be able to drop in on a regular basis, but wanted to at least give a quick wave and say "hi!"

As for today's topic of discussion (remember the topic of discussion?): I've been turning into a Scrabble addict (one of my colleagues is a former nationally top-rated player), and that's about it. I love chess in theory, but am far too frustrated trying to get past the most basic concepts. I used to love Monopoly, but haven't played in centuries. With the little one now 2 years old, I expect that Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders are in my future....

DR Elan, it's good to see you!  How's the baby?
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 07:46:42 AM
Love the song of the day:

From milwaukee mister fritz
Often dines me at the ritz
Mister fritz invented schlitz and schlitz must pay

Sing that fast three times!!

DR JRand57, that's the laundered lyric in the vocal score.  The original is
Mister Fritz is full of Schlitz and full of play
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 07:47:21 AM
How about
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:kWCuQ6Ne6c52sM:http://www.boardgamesexpress.com/images/large/mousetrap.jpg)
and
(http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~kittkatt5/images/operation%20cover%20and%20game.jpg)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 07:47:33 AM
But today is the 11th  ???

DR Kerry lost a couple of days this week.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:48:07 AM
Yes, DR der Brucer, I do love actor Jonathan Togo (not in a lustful way; my tastes go for much burlier guys than Jonathan) on CSI: MIAMI, and I was infuriated with the out-of-the-blue gambling addiction they foisted on his character last year. Had the writers forgotten how he was a by-the-book (almost anal retentive) serious cop in his introduction to the show in the third season? This seemed completely out of character and a wrench thrown into the series' playbook just to stir things up.
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 07:48:12 AM
But today is the 11th  ???

DR Kerry, get off the meds!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 07:48:42 AM
I am not smart enough for board games. Or maybe I don't have the attention span. Or maybe I just don't like rules.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 07:49:35 AM
How about
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:kWCuQ6Ne6c52sM:http://www.boardgamesexpress.com/images/large/mousetrap.jpg)
and
(http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~kittkatt5/images/operation%20cover%20and%20game.jpg)


Being the nervous type, I'm sure I would be terrible at this game, but I've always wanted to try. Can you believe I've never played it?
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Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 07:50:32 AM
A TENSION SPAN - a possible title for a book about theatre festivals, perhaps?  :)
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 07:55:20 AM
Today, for National Coming Out Day, my company is sponsoring a lunchtime seminar hosted by Kenji Yoshino, professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law School.

In his new book COVERING: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights,Yoshino presents a new way of thinking about civil rights. Why do we let the pressures of society force us to “cover,” to tone down an aspect of our personality so we fit in with the mainstream? Who decides what is and isn’t socially acceptable? And, in a culture that often unfairly demands conformity, how can we present our authentic selves? Fusing legal manifesto with his own personal story, Yoshino throws down the gauntlet for a new paradigm of civil rights.

Sounds interesting. You'll give us a recap, Sing?
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 07:58:28 AM
Good morning, everyone.

TOD:
I used to enjoy playing Monopoly and Clue. There was a game called Life, too, which I played for a while. Never heard of some of the others mentioned here.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:00:21 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...  And that's really all I can think of to write in this post.
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Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:04:05 AM
And I'm heading down now to clean up for lunch out with friends later.

WBBL.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:05:18 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Monopoly - Although, I always ended up playing by "house rules", so the game never went on that long.  It wasn't until years(!) later when I read the real rules, the ones in the box that I realized just how long a game could go on.  And on.  And on.  And on.  (-I'll leave the last one for Liz Callaway.)

Parcheesi - I actually liked Parcheesi.

Checkers, Chess - Never understood Backgammon.

And what was the game with the little "dice bubble" in the middle of the board?  I liked playing that too.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:05:34 AM

If you don't know it, you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to see it.  It's one of cinema's great serious fantasies, and it stars David Niven and Kim Hunter.

It is a 1946 Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger film.

It's not currently available on video, and infrequent airings on TV are the only other source for it of which I know.

[A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH]

Ron, it's available. Amazon has it. So does my local video store, as I've rented it from them. And I certainly agree that it's a classic and should be seen.
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Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 08:08:08 AM
TOD -

Careers
Go to the Head of the Class
Barbie:  Queen of the Prom

I still have those - anyone up for a game or two?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:09:16 AM
OH! It was POP-O-MATIC TROUBLE!

(http://www.boardgamecentral.com/img/misc/trouble.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 08:09:47 AM
(http://www.bartcop.com/trouble-game.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 08:10:26 AM
Barbie:  Queen of the Prom

I still have those - anyone up for a game or two?

I think you may find several willing participants here!   :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 08:11:00 AM
Sounds interesting. You'll give us a recap, Sing?

Sure, if you think anyone would be interested.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 08:11:59 AM
As for today's topic of discussion (remember the topic of discussion?)

Yes, we have one every day.  It's not binding.


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Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:12:04 AM
DR singdaw - Umm... As much as I appreciate your posts and your research (a.k.a. Googling), I really do think you think you should do some work at work from time to time.

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:13:49 AM
DR Angela - ....Until next time. :)
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 08:15:59 AM
I really do think you think you should do some work at work from time to time.

Perhaps you are right!   :)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 08:16:24 AM
[A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH]

Ron, it's available. Amazon has it. So does my local video store, as I've rented it from them. And I certainly agree that it's a classic and should be seen.

Amazon.com has a Movies Unlimited DVD release of the title which, according to reader reviews, is of poor quality.

There are also Region 2 DVDs available.  

I know that Columbia Classics issued a VHS of the title.  Thus far, no label has issued a DVD of it, although Columbia "announced" it back in  2004.
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Post by: singdaw on October 11, 2007, 08:17:25 AM
It's not binding.

Chafing, perhaps.  But never binding.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:21:05 AM
TOD -

Careers
Go to the Head of the Class
Barbie:  Queen of the Prom

I still have those - anyone up for a game or two?

Never heard of the Barbie game. But I still have my Barbie. does that count?  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:23:02 AM
DR Elan - ...Until next time. :)
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:23:15 AM
Sure, if you think anyone would be interested.

I am.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:25:27 AM
Well, I guess I should get ready for rehearsal... Which starts in an hour.

Laters...
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:26:41 AM
Must tend to laundry. TTFN.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 08:32:41 AM
Jeanne:  Re: prawfsblawg (or however it is spelled).  I was totally zoned on that whole sub-discussion.  But I think BK and S. Woody are correct -- not enough vowels.
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Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 08:36:38 AM
Well I am not sure what these video previews for this book are - BUT my friend ZACH is featured in them as the main guy character....

Video previews for a book?  Didn't know such a thing existed.

Clicking on the second one with the Rose illustration will give you a nice look at Zach.  ;D

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Barbara-Taylor-Bradford/dp/0312354622/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192112205&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Barbara-Taylor-Bradford/dp/0312354622/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4635991-9296953?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192112205&sr=1-1)

How neat! Maybe when they make it into a movie they will remember Zach did the book preview!
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Post by: Elan on October 11, 2007, 08:40:33 AM
DR Elan, it's good to see you!  How's the baby?

No baby anymore... The Little One(tm) is now 2, running us ragged and making us nuts. I'm sure he'll calm down in two months, when (G-d willing, ptu ptu ptu) he becomes an older brother... :)
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Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 08:40:49 AM
Never heard of the Barbie game. But I still have my Barbie. does that count?  ;)

So do I, DR Jeanne!  Wanna come over and play?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 08:41:22 AM
TOD:

Aggravation
Chinese Checkers
Life
Concentration
Battle Ship
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 08:42:12 AM
Elan is is great to see you again.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 08:48:57 AM
What a lovely avatar of DR ELAN & CO.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 08:49:12 AM
DR MATTHEW S - I had one of those cards, too.  Wasn't it fun to get?
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 08:50:19 AM
Last night I watched the 2001 SWEENEY TODD concert dvd....taped in San Francisco....with Mr Hearn and Ms LuPone and Mr Harris....and a lot of opera people who acted as if they were slumming....saving their breath for big POWER notes at the end of phrases....bleh.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 08:51:39 AM
But I liked the show, as usual....staging was not the most imaginative, but then....what DO you do when you only have a couple of rehearsals with a LOT of people AND a symphony orchestra....and television cameras.

It was quite an achievement, all in all.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 08:52:14 AM
The only performer I didn't like AT ALL was the Beggar Woman played by a dear friend of DR ELMORE's. - Victoria Clark.
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Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 08:56:24 AM
I've also got to tackle "The Lodger" sometime this weekend.  Possibly I'll even watch "The Undying Monster."

By the by....if any of you out there is a fan of "A Matter of Life and Death"  (aka "Stairway to Heaven"), TCM is airing it later this month.  It's either Oct. 22nd or 24th.  I've already set my DVR to pick it up, so I don't know the actual date off the top of my head.

If you don't know it, you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to see it.  It's one of cinema's great serious fantasies, and it stars David Niven and Kim Hunter.

In a nutshell (from the IMDb):

Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, flyer Peter Carter's plane is damaged and his parachute ripped to shreds. He has his crew bail out safely, but figures it is curtains for himself. He gets on the radio, and talks to June, a young American woman working for the RAF, and they are quite moved by each other's voices. Then he jumps, preferring this to burning up with his plane. He wakes up in the surf. It was his time to die, but there was a mixup in heaven. They couldn't find him in all that fog. By the time his "Conductor" catches up with him 20 hours later, Peter and June have met and fallen in love. This changes everything, and since it happened through no fault of his own, Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. Heaven agrees to a trial to decide his fate.

It is a 1946 Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger film.

It's not currently available on video, and infrequent airings on TV are the only other source for it of which I know.




For those with multi-region players, it is indeed available on DVD in a decent transfer from the UK.  A great movie.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 11, 2007, 09:00:31 AM
No baby anymore... The Little One(tm) is now 2, running us ragged and making us nuts. I'm sure he'll calm down in two months, when (G-d willing, ptu ptu ptu) he becomes an older brother... :)

Elan-

What A Lovely Picture. Welcome Back, What is Your son's name?
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Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 09:01:50 AM
Hi DR Elan.  It is nice to see you.  Your avatar changed while I was doing the morning dishes-LOL.  I like the new one very much.
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Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 09:01:54 AM
Weclome back, Elan.
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Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 09:02:37 AM
Dear all Haines and Kimlets:

Last night when I returned home from work and went to pick up my mail from the last several days; I found a postcard from NYC with many of the New York gangs' signatures.

I am so touched and honored that you thought of me in that way and that you took the time to sign the card and send it to me.

I really wish that I could have been there,

Thank you all again.

It really means a lot to me.

 :D

How are you feeling?
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Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 09:03:48 AM
Actually, the region 2 A Matter Of Life And Death is pretty good now that I think of it - especially considering it came out aroun 1999 or thereabouts.  The source material is in excellent condition, but technology for transfers is much better now and when they get around to redoing it (which they will) it will be great.
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Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 09:05:38 AM
DR Kerry lost a couple of days this week.

 ;D I'm sure.  

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Post by: Elan on October 11, 2007, 09:06:09 AM
Elan-

What A Lovely Picture. Welcome Back, What is Your son's name?

Thanks much! His name is Meishar (pronounced "May-SHAR").
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 09:08:24 AM
No baby anymore... The Little One(tm) is now 2, running us ragged and making us nuts. I'm sure he'll calm down in two months, when (G-d willing, ptu ptu ptu) he becomes an older brother... :)

Best Wishes for an easy delivery & a healthy baby.  As for the calming down, don't count on it the opposite might happen. ;D
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Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 09:11:04 AM
DR Ginny I had a Barbie game, must have been a birthday gift because I intensely disliked the doll.  I loved the game though.  I don't remember if it was called Queen of the Prom.  I remember I had to get my Barbie a dress and a date.  Is that the same game?
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 09:23:22 AM
Off to do some running....
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Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 09:32:05 AM
DR Jane,

You hated Barbie?  :-[

How could you. I love Barbie Doll and all her friends!



(http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/blon%20braid%203%20roman%20H%20carreer%20g%20PB120012.jpg)




(http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/ice%20skaters%20PB090011.jpg)



(http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/airline%20croquet%20midge%20skipper%20fair%20P8150061.jpg)



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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 09:45:31 AM
So do I, DR Jeanne!  Wanna come over and play?

 ;D Maybe our Barbies can play remotely.
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Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 09:54:18 AM
DR Jane,

You hated Barbie?  :-[

How could you. I love Barbie Doll and all her friends!



(http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/blon%20braid%203%20roman%20H%20carreer%20g%20PB120012.jpg)




(http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/ice%20skaters%20PB090011.jpg)



[img]http://tinaancinec.com/vintage%20barbie/airline%20croquet%20midge%20skipper%20fair%20P8150061.jpg[/img


Once my life settles down a bit and a major project is put to bed, I'll be looking for a buyer for my ORIGINAL Barbie (aka BARBIE #1) (with the original box) and her wardrobe, including the outfit shown on the top right. If any of you know any Barbie lovers who would be interested in purchasing her or her stuff, pls let me know. She's a blonde and in good condition.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 09:58:34 AM
DR Jane,

You hated Barbie?  :-[

How could you. I love Barbie Doll and all her friends!


Speaking for myself, even as kids some of us were aware that dear Barbie's anatomy wasn't exactly realistic and there was pressure to look--and act--a certain way. For many years I refused to wear pink because of all the pressure to be ultra-feminine. I just wanted to be myself.
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 10:03:07 AM
The only performer I didn't like AT ALL was the Beggar Woman played by a dear friend of DR ELMORE's. - Victoria Clark.

Ms Clark, as you know, won a Tony for her affected affecting performance in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and her investment in a lot of good PR.  This leads to another LITP performer, David Burnham, who just called me with a job and who is now my new best friend.
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Post by: PennyO on October 11, 2007, 10:06:36 AM
Hiya, kidz, hiya.

I loved Chutes and Ladders. Checkers. Scrabble.

Couldn't bear Trivial Pursuit the one time I was forced to play it at a party. Monopoly was ok if there were vodka involved...
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: PennyO on October 11, 2007, 10:06:56 AM
Elan! Welcome back, and whatta nice picture!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:09:08 AM
No baby anymore... The Little One(tm) is now 2, running us ragged and making us nuts. I'm sure he'll calm down in two months, when (G-d willing, ptu ptu ptu) he becomes an older brother... :)


Which means....you're a glutton for "joy"!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:10:16 AM
Ms Clark, as you know, won a Tony for her affected affecting performance in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and her investment in a lot of good PR.  This leads to another LITP performer, David Burnham, who just called me with a job and who is now my new best friend.


A few bucks tossed on the table and you're all his, eh!
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Post by: PennyO on October 11, 2007, 10:10:38 AM
An Administrative Assistant of Northwest Folklife emailed about travel arrangements for my interview... wow, it may actually be a very classy operation!! I always loved the Festival, and now I'm gonna love the interview. They offered overnight accommodations for the Friday and Saturday eves I'll be there - so I don't have to shlep back and forth from the cabin in this weather. How very nice of them!
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Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 10:10:45 AM
How nice to see DR Elan and hear about the family!
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Post by: PennyO on October 11, 2007, 10:11:48 AM
And i don't even have to be In Voice!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:12:36 AM
Speaking for myself, even as kids some of us were aware that dear Barbie's anatomy wasn't exactly realistic and there was pressure to look--and act--a certain way. For many years I refused to wear pink because of all the pressure to be ultra-feminine. I just wanted to be myself.

With no disrespect for the effect such pressures had upon you, I cannot help but think that too little is made of poor Ken's plight...

;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 10:18:56 AM
A few bucks tossed on the table and you're all his, eh!

Actually, it's a lot more than a few bucks.  I may be a whore but I ain't cheap.  He's a charmer.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 11, 2007, 10:23:59 AM
Thanks much! His name is Meishar (pronounced "May-SHAR").

Beautiful Name-

What does MEISHAR mean in English?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 10:26:54 AM
Of course, I am a Scrabble fan-atic.  I used to love Monopoly.  I've played Trivial Pursuit, but am not that good at non-entertaiment questions.  When I was very little we had some sort of Major League baseball game that my brother and I loved playing on Saturday mornings.  I don't know that I played any others as a kid - never did Clue or Parchesi or any of those games.  My darling daughter loved Chutes and Ladders and Candyland, and later, as a teen, we played Scrabble all the time (see Adventures With My Father).
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 10:34:34 AM
Speaking of games, we are thinking of buying the game memory (i think that is what it is called) for little megan.  She is probably too young for it (it's the game where you have matched pairs hidden). But we're curious to see if she could do it.  She seems to remember words very well.  She knows a bunch of songs. And last night when i was reading her a 30 page book. Just for the fun of it i skipped the last word of each line (it mostly rhymes but it's still a lot of words on each page). And i'd say she remembered 90% of the last words (every second line). Now granted she's read the book a ton of times. But i don't think i'd be able to give most of the words she did.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Angela on October 11, 2007, 10:37:11 AM
Greetings fellow DR's
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Post by: Angela on October 11, 2007, 10:39:46 AM
Jennifer -- about the poutine:  I guess it's the gravy that I'm not used to.  Even when I go to St. Hubert's, I leave the gravy alone.  Ah, St. Hubert's -- the best finger licking, chicken around!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Angela on October 11, 2007, 10:41:50 AM
Ron -- thanks for the Pushing Daisies synopsis.  I just may have to go to the ABC website and catch up on the previous episodes.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 10:47:11 AM
With no disrespect for the effect such pressures had upon you, I cannot help but think that too little is made of poor Ken's plight...

;)

Understood. I was speaking only of my own personal experience.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 10:49:57 AM
Riedel says Broadway is ON for tonight:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10112007/news/regionalnews/broadways_shows_go_on.htm
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 10:51:05 AM
DR GINNY,
I read Laurie King's LOCKED ROOMS while taking care of this bug. I do love, love, love Laurie King. As I've read virtually all the works of my favorite mystery authors, could you recommend a couple books or authors who write as well as Ms King?
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Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 10:54:40 AM
DR Angela, I don't normally eat gravey with my french fries either. But i guess it's sort of like mashed potatoes and gravy.  I actually think it would be harder to get used to eating the fries with cheese!


Oh and re: PUSHING DAISIES, DR MattH and others, raul esparza will be on the show:
http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/11814
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:54:43 AM
Understood. I was speaking only of my own personal experience.

Of course, the ultimate shame is that neither can ever have children!

And if Barbie thinks of running off with one of Ken's friends, she's in for a big shock.   ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:55:33 AM
And one for the road....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:55:47 AM
And two toward page 6.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 10:56:13 AM
[shadow=glow,color width,#characters wide][size=8]Page 6[/size][/shadow]


Maybe we won't go into Cinemascope on this page.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 11:17:39 AM
DR GINNY,
I read Laurie King's LOCKED ROOMS while taking care of this bug. I do love, love, love Laurie King. As I've read virtually all the works of my favorite mystery authors, could you recommend a couple books or authors who write as well as Ms King?

DR Jeanne - Reader's advisory is not my strong suit as a librarian, but I did some checking and came up with this:

"If You Like" Author Search (http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/FindAGoodBook.cfm)

Just type an author's name in the box and hit "Start Search"
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Elan on October 11, 2007, 11:31:03 AM
Beautiful Name-

What does MEISHAR mean in English?

Thank you. In English it doesn't mean anything, as far as I know. In Hebrew, it's a (possibly completely non-existent) grammatical variant of a word meaning "upright-ness" or "fairness" (it's the last word of Psalm 98).

The word itself derives from the Hebrew word "yashar," meaning "straight." Every friend of ours saw significance in this name being applied to the offspring of two theater queens. :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 11:34:21 AM
Topic of the Day:  My family has always played Sorry and Aggravation.  Lately, we've been playing Scrabble, but I'm not very good at it. ::) But I try.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 11:35:51 AM
We used to play Monopoly regularly, but it's been a while since we have.  Between all of us in the family, we've probably got a dozen different versions of the game...including the locally produced Oly-opoly III! :)

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Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 11:38:31 AM
The only performer I didn't like AT ALL was the Beggar Woman played by a dear friend of DR ELMORE's. - Victoria Clark.

You mean you LIKED the stretched to the gills Davis Gaines?!?!?!?  I normally love Davis' work, but, I can't watch his Anthony at all, someone should have found a better plastic surgeon. . .
And, I'll take Victoria Clark over Audra in this particular role, though, it would be interesting to see/hear Audra doing THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 11:43:19 AM
Does any DR in Manhattan know of a place to have cassettes transformed to CDs?
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Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 11:43:30 AM
TOD:
True, I'm a card player, but I have been known to tread the boards:
Monopoly
Clue
Masterpiece
Battleship
Life
Trivial Pursuit*





*DR PennyO - T.P. is a lot of fun if vodka is involved; it's also fun if played in the way a certain game of poker is player.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 11:44:52 AM
Does any DR in Manhattan know of a place to have cassettes transformed to CDs?

Your new computer.
A program like Roxio Easy Media creator and a couple of RCA cables & jacks. . . .

 ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 11:49:21 AM
OH! It was POP-O-MATIC TROUBLE!

(http://www.boardgamecentral.com/img/misc/trouble.jpg)

My sister and I had that when we were kids, too!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 11:51:59 AM
You and your sister had TROUBLE?!?! Were you in River City?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ben on October 11, 2007, 11:52:25 AM
Does any DR in Manhattan know of a place to have cassettes transformed to CDs?

I know that Second Hand Rose (a used record/cd/cassette store) at 48 E 12th St (between Broadway & University Place) does that kind of thing but they are WAY overpriced and the people in the store are miserable and unpleasant. I'm telling you this in case someone recommends the place. Based on my two or three times in the store and the attitude from the owners I would stay away from them at all costs.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 12:11:00 PM
Your new computer.
A program like Roxio Easy Media creator and a couple of RCA cables & jacks. . . .

 ;D

Is not for me.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 12:12:18 PM
I know that Second Hand Rose (a used record/cd/cassette store) at 48 E 12th St (between Broadway & University Place) does that kind of thing but they are WAY overpriced and the people in the store are miserable and unpleasant. I'm telling you this in case someone recommends the place. Based on my two or three times in the store and the attitude from the owners I would stay away from them at all costs.

The Second Hand Rose that used to be at 14th and Sixth Avenue? I wondered where they went.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 12:44:29 PM
Hey, gang! I'm an old-time Kimlet/Hainesie who has been away for far too long.

I remember when:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/5613952/75881320.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 12:53:16 PM
If JOURNEYMAN's ratings continue to sink (it's down in the territory where STUDIO 60 ended up last year in terms of audience numbers), I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see NBC yank it and put MEDIUM here instead of waiting for the midseason SUnday night at 10 slot that now have it penciled-in for.

I've stuck with it - and really would like to enjoy it more. I like the cast, but find the plotting weak.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 12:53:27 PM
Yay! My new Offenbach set arrived from Amazon.co.uk!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 01:00:28 PM
... my tastes go for much burlier guys than Jonathan...

So if George Eads and Eric Szmanda break-up, you get George and I get Eric ;)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 01:07:24 PM
Chafing, perhaps.  But never binding.

Time for a Sandra line; UNDERWEAR!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:12:07 PM
Had a great fun lunch with best friend John. He's a BIG fan of DAMAGES, and we sat there quoting dialog from the show and them improvising our own that had us rolling out of our seats in gales of laughter.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:15:07 PM
So if George Eads and Eric Szmanda break-up, you get George and I get Eric ;)

der Brucer

Yep. You are definitely on the same wavelength with me now.

Here;s hoping.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:16:57 PM
I spent the first part of the afternoon finishing the DVD of THE HOAX watching the six deleted scenes and the one extended scene. There were two featurettes about Clifford Irving, both of which Mike Wallace (who interviewed him twice on 60 MINUTES 30 years apart). And there were two audio commentaries that I sampled about a half hour of each.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:17:55 PM
Next I watched today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. All I can say is Noah is one screwed-up kid.


Looks like the gay storyline will be on tomorrow's show as well.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:20:21 PM
Next, I put in THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE and watched "The Treasure of Monte Zoom." On this disc are three complete R&B stories without any of the other cartoons from the series. The one I watched was 8 episodes in length (about half an hour). When I go back down I'll watch "Wossamotta U."
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:21:26 PM
I finished the afternoon by watching the first half of last night's CSI: NY. Detective Flack now has a society girl friend. She seems to good to be true. I don't have a good feeling about this lasting.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 01:23:43 PM
I love Barbie Doll and all her friends!

And won't Elmore be surprised!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Tomovoz on October 11, 2007, 01:24:13 PM
For DR tomovoz:
Unfortunately "Blood Brothers" is a lot closer than that. It has opened at Monash University (about 30 minutes away).

DP Colin will be attending the show on Sunday. I SHALL NOT. I tell you it's true!

(Paramatta is a Sydney suburb)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 01:25:17 PM
DR Jeanne - Reader's advisory is not my strong suit as a librarian, but I did some checking and came up with this:

"If You Like" Author Search (http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/FindAGoodBook.cfm)

Just type an author's name in the box and hit "Start Search"

Interesting program. I'll try it. THANKS!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 01:38:21 PM
TOD

RISK (warfare coupled with treachery - love it!)

A backgammon variant called "Acey-Deucy" very popular in the Navy.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 01:41:37 PM
For an interesting listen from

NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/dmg/popup.php?id=15061378&type=1&date=06-Oct-2007&au=1&pid=17323576&random=1355455122&guid=0006E037FB4B055C2923671E61626364&uaType=WM,RM&aaType=RM,WM&upf=Win32&prgCode=WAITWAIT&tableModifier=&v1st=1524999E81455D08&mtype=RM)

The first part is a bit joking about the new Log Cabin ad, the second part is about dressing up your Roombas!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:43:58 PM
Need to do some writing and then will be back on the net in a little while.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 01:46:41 PM
Page Seven Harry Potter Dance!!!

Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 01:49:06 PM
Don't remember who asked earlier this week about the movie Across the Universe, but I wanted to mention that I'd seen:

Julie Taymor on Oprah talking about Across the Universe (http://www2.oprah.com/tows/slide/200709/20070914/slide_20070914_350_401.jhtml)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 02:12:08 PM
COLUMNIST ANN COULTER SHOCKS CABLE TV SHOW, DECLARING 'JEWS NEED TO BE PERFECTED BY BECOMING CHRISTIANS' (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301216,00.html)

Quote
Slash-and-burn columnist Ann Coulter shocked a cable TV talk-show audience Monday when she declared that Jews need to be "perfected" by becoming Christians, and that America would be better off if everyone were Christian.

She has turned "jumping the shark" into an art form!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Noel on October 11, 2007, 02:19:54 PM
Having an interesting exchange with the head of NYMF.  He asked for feedback, and he got it - 2500 words from me.  One wonders how many he got back from BK, and how many of them are printable on a family-friendly site!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 02:31:05 PM
Having an interesting exchange with the head of NYMF.  He asked for feedback, and he got it - 2500 words from me.  

Did you soften the blow by setting them to music?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 02:31:48 PM
Welcome home, Elan. Love the photo of you and the baby. We love photos around here, you know.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 02:32:02 PM
OK. Off now to rejoin Moose and Squirrel.

WBBL.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 02:32:20 PM
Ms Clark, as you know, won a Tony for her affected affecting performance in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and her investment in a lot of good PR.  This leads to another LITP performer, David Burnham, who just called me with a job and who is now my new best friend.

Great news on the new job! :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 02:33:31 PM
An Administrative Assistant of Northwest Folklife emailed about travel arrangements for my interview... wow, it may actually be a very classy operation!! I always loved the Festival, and now I'm gonna love the interview. They offered overnight accommodations for the Friday and Saturday eves I'll be there - so I don't have to shlep back and forth from the cabin in this weather. How very nice of them!

~~~Successful Interview Vibes for PennyO!!~~~

:D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 02:50:40 PM
You mean you LIKED the stretched to the gills Davis Gaines?!?!?!?  I normally love Davis' work, but, I can't watch his Anthony at all, someone should have found a better plastic surgeon. . .
And, I'll take Victoria Clark over Audra in this particular role, though, it would be interesting to see/hear Audra doing THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.

A few years ago, Audra did a live concert that was broadcast on the Internet and she sang the title song to "The Light in the Piazza."  She sang it beautifully...if you like Audra ;) which I do.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 02:51:08 PM
DakotaCelt!  Your package arrived today.  Thank you so much.  I can't wait to try them both out.  And I really love the notepad!

Thank you again.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 02:53:30 PM
You and your sister had TROUBLE?!?! Were you in River City?

No...it just followed us everywhere! ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 02:56:38 PM
Welcome home, Elan. Love the photo of you and the baby. We love photos around here, you know.

Especially those that show nature in all its elegance and grace:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/17076261/282043426.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 02:57:17 PM
Hey, gang! I'm an old-time Kimlet/Hainesie who has been away for far too long. Don't know if I'll be able to drop in on a regular basis, but wanted to at least give a quick wave and say "hi!"




Nice to see you back, Elan!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 03:10:13 PM
A few years ago, Audra did a live concert that was broadcast on the Internet and she sang the title song to "The Light in the Piazza."  She sang it beautifully...if you like Audra ;) which I do.

I really don't have anything against Audra, I've seen her onstage in RAGTIME and in concert, BUT there are some roles which she is totally wrong for, The Beggar Woman in SWEENEY and Lizzie in 100 IN THE SHADE for starters...
On of the highlights of Audra singing in concert is her rendition of Frank Loesser's "Can't Stop Talkin' (about that man)."
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 03:10:24 PM
TOD

My top choice should be MONOPOLY since I shelled out $1500.00 for the collector's edition complete with glass top, table and four matching chairs.  Unfortunately, no one I know likes to play the game.

Other choices:

LIFE
PARCHESI
SORRY
SCATEGORIES - which is not as kinky as it sounds.
And I always wanted tp play DREAM DATE, but it was only for girls
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:12:37 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301237,00.html)
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/313350/3_61_101107_arsenal01.jpg)

Quote
'BULLIED' HOME SCHOOLER ARRESTED AFTER COPS FIND WEAPONS CACHE IN PENNSYLVANIA

The weapons found included a 9 mm assault rifle that the teenager's mother had recently bought for him, Castor said. Police also found about 30 air-powered guns, plus swords, knives, hand grenades, a bomb-making book, videos of the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and violence-filled notebooks. The weapons were plainly visible in the boy's bedroom, Castor said.

Authorities also found one working hand grenade and three others that were still being assembled.
...

Can we say Mom is an Enabler?

I shudder to think what that home-schooling syllabus looks like.


der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:14:05 PM
Good Afternoon!  Good Evening!

It's raining in NYC.  A good soaking rain.  And I have the soaking wet sneakers, jeans and book-bag to prove it!  Thankfully, I had my umbrella with me, so at least most of myself stayed dry.  But, yes, it's raining.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:18:32 PM
Well, watch out for the lemmings swimming up the streets, Jose.  

They'll nip at your ankles.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:19:48 PM
...And I had heard the UPS man come this morning, but wasn't sure what or to whom he was delivering.  Well... It appears "the roomie" has bought an 8-bottle Wine Fridge for the apartment.  Of course, the box and all the packing materials are "around" the kitchen table, and I'm thinking the fridge unit itself is probably in her room - which is really the only place it could go.

*Of course, we only ever keep 2-4 bottles of wine in the apartment at a time... And we never really buy anything that "demands" temperature-controlled storage.  So...  -And this is on top of the new bed frame, the new bedroom curtains and some new bedroom furniture, so...  The rest of us talked a bit about all of this last night, and if it turns out that "SURPRISE!" he will be staying here for a while, well...  As bk would say: Karma, baby, Karma!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 03:20:18 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301237,00.html)
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/313350/3_61_101107_arsenal01.jpg)Can we say Mom is an Enabler?

der Brucer


I saw this info on the news today and thought, what kind of screwed up family is that! The parents should be tried for the shootings.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:20:31 PM
I've been spending my day "adapting" to the new Windows Vista -- Business upgrade that was installed on my hard drive yesterday afternoon.

T'aint bad, McGee.  

It's kind of interestin', actually...especially given some things I've heard and read.

Of course, the Home version may be somewhat less so.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:20:33 PM
Well, watch out for the lemmings swimming up the streets, Jose.  

They'll nip at your ankles.

Those aren't lemmings, those are rats.  The lemmings only come out in the winter during snowstorms.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 03:22:21 PM
...And I had heard the UPS man come this morning, but wasn't sure what or to whom he was delivering.  Well... It appears "the roomie" has bought an 8-bottle Wine Fridge for the apartment.  Of course, the box and all the packing materials are "around" the kitchen table, and I'm thinking the fridge unit itself is probably in her room - which is really the only place it could go.

*Of course, we only ever keep 2-4 bottles of wine in the apartment at a time... And we never really buy anything that "demands" temperature-controlled storage.  So...  -And this is on top of the new bed frame, the new bedroom curtains and some new bedroom furniture, so...  The rest of us talked a bit about all of this last night, and if it turns out that "SURPRISE!" he will be staying here for a while, well...  As bk would say: Karma, baby, Karma!

I Told You To Evict The Bitch!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 03:22:36 PM
Hiya, kidz, hiya.



Couldn't bear Trivial Pursuit the one time I was forced to play it at a party. Monopoly was ok if there were vodka involved...

Swim parties at Roger's house, followed by Monopoly.  I don't ever remember vodka involved.  ;D  I remember doing most of the cooking :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:22:38 PM
Hmm... David Burnham seems to be quite popular around these here parts lately.

Congrats, DR elmore.  *Oh, and Brad mentioned you at rehearsal today while he was showing the preliminary concert line-up for the upcoming symphony concert.   :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 03:24:46 PM
An Administrative Assistant of Northwest Folklife emailed about travel arrangements for my interview... wow, it may actually be a very classy operation!! I always loved the Festival, and now I'm gonna love the interview. They offered overnight accommodations for the Friday and Saturday eves I'll be there - so I don't have to shlep back and forth from the cabin in this weather. How very nice of them!

Very nice, and exciting.  And nice to know they are still interested, the 2nd is a long time to wait for the interview.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:25:27 PM
What I want to know -- vis a vis Jose's ROOMMATE PROBLEM -- is what, if anything the "other" roomies have to say about all this.

Were any of you consulted?   Was this ever something that had been discussed as a possibility for anyone wanting a live-in "friend"?

What, I wonder, would happen if the "other roomies" began walking around nude?  What would happen if the "other roomies" began developing slovenly habits in common spaces?

What would happen if the "other roomies" pulled the egregious roommate aside and threw a shitfit?

What would happen, also, if you demanded the "live-in" start paying a "share" of rent for use of common space?  That's "in addition to" the rent already being paid by the live-in's girlfriend.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:25:31 PM
DR elmore - Isn't there a place just around the corner from you that does transfers from one media to another?  I swear I've walked by some almost-hole-in-the-wall shop in your 'hood.

Otherwise, a friend of mine just sent a bunch of his LPs and cassettes of some place that transfers them to CDs as well as converts into iPod-compatible files.  I'll try and get the name of the company for you.  -Although, I think he found it just by Googling.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 03:26:29 PM
Hmm... David Burnham seems to be quite popular around these here parts lately.

Congrats, DR elmore.  *Oh, and Brad mentioned you at rehearsal today while he was showing the preliminary concert line-up for the upcoming symphony concert.   :)

It's nice to have work.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 03:26:29 PM
With no disrespect for the effect such pressures had upon you, I cannot help but think that too little is made of poor Ken's plight...

;)

ROTFLOL!  That poor Ken, I remember all the boys in class starving or throwing up their indulgences, just to look like Ken.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 03:27:55 PM
DR elmore - Isn't there a place just around the corner from you that does transfers from one media to another?  I swear I've walked by some almost-hole-in-the-wall shop in your 'hood.

Otherwise, a friend of mine just sent a bunch of his LPs and cassettes of some place that transfers them to CDs as well as converts into iPod-compatible files.  I'll try and get the name of the company for you.  -Although, I think he found it just by Googling.

It isn't for me; it's for David Burnham before he gets some live performances to me.  I want him to be able to give me a disc or an mp3 of something he has on cassette.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:29:47 PM
We have rain moving into our area today.  We had a nice drenching Monday night overnight into Tuesday.  And it should start up again tonight.

Temperature right now is F 65.3.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:31:08 PM
Next, I put in THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE and watched "The Treasure of Monte Zoom." On this disc are three complete R&B stories without any of the other cartoons from the series. The one I watched was 8 episodes in length (about half an hour). When I go back down I'll watch "Wossamotta U."

Just what DVDs are you watching? We have R&B and Friends Seasons 1 and 2, and neither the tales you mentioned are included (nor, according to Amazon, are they in Season3). All of ours include the other cartoon extras like Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-right, etc.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:32:37 PM
We had an interesting commute this morning.  At least, those who travel I-880 South (Oakland to San Jose) had an interesting commute.  The interstate was actually shut down right after dawn.

Police (or Highway Patrol) had been called pre-dawn about a dead animal being on the highway.  At dawn, someone made the horrifying discovery that the road kill was actually "part" of a human body.  This body, it seems, was rather dismembered and scattered around the highway (having been struck a number of times by vehicles).

Details have not been released yet other than it appears to have been a man who was about 50 years old.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 03:33:42 PM
How's this for a Page 8 Dance:

Come Out!  Come Out...Whoever You Are!!
HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY!! (http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews39/page30.cfm)

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://www.gayattitude.com/photo/p/h/pheel/20061012-686247020452dc9e5e383a.jpg)[/move]

;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:35:56 PM
Just what DVDs are you watching? We have R&B and Friends Seasons 1 and 2, and neither the tales you mentioned are included (nor, according to Amazon, are they in Season3). All of ours include the other cartoon extras like Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-right, etc.)

der Brucer


The R&B history is a bit confused when it comes to the video sets.

I recently acquired "Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends", Seasons 1, 2 and 3.  These are, supposedly the first three seasons ever aired of these characters.

But the show was first called "Rocky and His Friends" and then, it seems the show's name changed to "The Bullwinkle Show" or something elitist like that (remember "Laverne" and how that sank after they dropped "and Shirley"?)

Then, IIRC, the name changed to "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and stayed like that through the run of the series, however many seasons that was.

Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Sandra on October 11, 2007, 03:36:26 PM
Well, Dear Readers, I am finding out that majoring in English Literature might not have been the best decision I've ever made. Turns out nobody wants to hire an essay-writing plate-eater who can't do anything remotely useful.

But I do have two interviews tomorrow, so any and all vibes you can scrape up would be most appreciated.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:38:06 PM
What I want to know -- vis a vis Jose's ROOMMATE PROBLEM -- is what, if anything the "other" roomies have to say about all this.

Were any of you consulted?   Was this ever something that had been discussed as a possibility for anyone wanting a live-in "friend"?

What, I wonder, would happen if the "other roomies" began walking around nude?  What would happen if the "other roomies" began developing slovenly habits in common spaces?

What would happen if the "other roomies" pulled the egregious roommate aside and threw a shitfit?

Well.... The "others" did discuss this the other night, and we're all sort of "confused" right now, for lack of a better word.  She has actually not been here all that much the past couple of weeks, so, some of the issues and problems haven't come up since she wasn't here to cause them.  However, she's spent every night here this week so far - and her boyfriend has been here all but one night this week, so some things were starting to rear their ugly little head again.  But then she's heading back out of town for a week or so next week, so...

Yes, we all admitted that we're being a bit childish, but at least we know we are.  -And, heck, it's been fun bonding over our bitching sessions.  *Thankfully, the big "noise" issue has died down quite a bit since the new subletter moved in a couple of weeks ago, so that's also contributed to the seeming lack of calm and civility.  The "rest of us" have also been quite busy the past couple of weeks so we were never really here for enough "waking hours" to get upset about anything.  In any case...

We did all agree that if one of us happens to get particularly irked, that we should just go ahead and confront her about it.  We've been too nice and quietly-non-understanding for too long.

*And the rest of us did agree that the wine fridge will stay in her room.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:38:23 PM
I saw this info on the news today and thought, what kind of screwed up family is that! The parents should be tried for the shootings.

Actually. this story is about the PA kid that was "planning", not the OH kid that actually did some shooting.

I think that allowing your teenager to have that weapons cache is "child endangerment".

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 03:38:24 PM
ROTFLOL!  That poor Ken, I remember all the boys in class starving or throwing up their indulgences, just to look like Ken.


What kind of boys were IN your class?   LOL!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:41:30 PM
DR elmore - I still have a cassette player - well, two of them.. Would you just like to borrow one of them?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:42:24 PM
DR Elan -  Good to see you and Meishar.  :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:43:30 PM
DR MBarnum - Not that I really want or need to know the answer to this question, but...

Just how many Barbies and Kens do you have?


;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 03:47:48 PM
Well.. I was actually thinking of heading to Carnegie Hall tonight to catch Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in recital, but since they only have "obstructed view" seating left... and with the continuing rain, I believe I'm just going to stay in tonight, and enjoy some network TV offerings.  -I also have an all-day audition session to play for as well as show tomorrow night, so it's probably best I stay in.  -Besides, I have some wine chilling upstairs.  ::)
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Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 03:48:23 PM
DR Elmore-CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW JOB! :D :D
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:49:18 PM
The R&B history is a bit confused when it comes to the video sets.

I recently acquired "Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends", Seasons 1, 2 and 3.  These are, supposedly the first three seasons ever aired of these characters.

Are the boxes labelled" Rocky and Bullwinkle And Friends" ?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 03:56:26 PM
DR MBarnum - Not that I really want or need to know the answer to this question, but...

Just how many Barbies and Kens do you have?


;)

That is confidential information.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 03:57:15 PM
What kind of boys were IN your class?   LOL!

Well, if they're "throwing up their indulgences" I would presume they were Roman Catholic!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:00:03 PM

Police (or Highway Patrol) had been called pre-dawn about a dead animal being on the highway.  At dawn, someone made the horrifying discovery that the road kill was actually "part" of a human body.  This body, it seems, was rather dismembered and scattered around the highway (having been struck a number of times by vehicles).

You sure they weren't filming an episode of "BONES"?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:01:47 PM
What kind of boys were IN your class?   LOL!

 ;D

I read the headlines, which were more than enough, on the traffic jam out your way.  I didn't think about it effecting you.  I hope you didn't see anything.  Were you stuck in the traffic?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:04:10 PM
Are the boxes labelled" Rocky and Bullwinkle And Friends" ?

der Brucer

Yes, Sir!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 04:04:33 PM
Back from a busy little day - starting with a rehearsal with the delightfully delightful Emily Rozek.  Then it was over to LACC to return borrowed costumes and props (and I donated all the costumes created for NY), a meeting with the head of the department.  Then it was endless errands and now I am back in the home environment catching up with e-mails and telephonic calls.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:07:18 PM
Turns out nobody wants to hire an essay-writing plate-eater who can't do anything remotely useful.


How many semester hours did it take to learn this?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:09:48 PM
Yes, Sir!

The set we have, and clearly not the set Matt is watching.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 04:10:44 PM
Well, Dear Readers, I am finding out that majoring in English Literature might not have been the best decision I've ever made. Turns out nobody wants to hire an essay-writing plate-eater who can't do anything remotely useful.

But I do have two interviews tomorrow, so any and all vibes you can scrape up would be most appreciated.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~Super Interview Vibes for the Essay-Writing Plate-Eater DR Sandra!!~~~[/move]

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :D [/move]
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:12:34 PM
That is confidential information.

Do you let Ken sleep with G.I. Joe?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 04:13:02 PM
Best of getting a worthy job vibes for DR Sandra!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 04:14:19 PM
Do you let Ken sleep with G.I. Joe?

der Brucer

What happens in the Barbie Dream House stays in the Barbie Dream House.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:14:23 PM
Jeanne I have never read Laurie King.  Which book to suggest I begin with?  Not having read her I can’t compare her style to make informed suggestions (I know, you asked Ginny, not me :))


Have you read Elizabeth George or Janet Evanowich, Navada Barr, King of Lies by John Hart?  Do you like John Grisham?  I haven't read much of his & my favorite book, The Painted House,wasn’t a mystery.  I do like his style of writing.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:18:25 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8] GO, JOE! [/size][/b][/move]
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:18:38 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=8] GO, KEN! [/size][/b][/move]
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:21:19 PM
What happens in the Barbie Dream House stays in the Barbie Dream House.


The walls have ears!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:22:24 PM
That is confidential information.

I've heard that Skipper is furious at Barbie and is willing to talk!

Any comments, MBarnum, before this happens?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:22:31 PM
DR Sandra-

  GREAT INTERVIEW VIBES!

HOPE YOU LAND A WONDERFUL FIRST JOB!
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Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:23:23 PM
I wonder if there is such a thing as moose liver pate.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:23:37 PM
It gives me moosebumps just thinkin' about it!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 04:26:58 PM
The walls have ears!

And big windows!

And a removable roof!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:29:33 PM
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Uncle Wiggily was my first "favorite game"
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 04:34:35 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
to DR Sandra
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 04:38:09 PM
[shadow=color,glow width,#characters wide][size=8] Navy Birthday -- October 13th! [/size][/shadow][/b]
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:46:37 PM
Q: What ALW musical is told from the point of view of Judas?

A: Cats.

(Just heard on Weakest Link)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:51:23 PM
Interesting you mentioned cats, I was just about to ask TD how Sylvester is doing.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 04:52:33 PM
Joshie loves our new leopard-spotted fainting couch:
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 04:53:22 PM
Sugar loved her birthday treat:
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:56:00 PM
I'm also wondering how DR Kerry is.

It is difficult for me not to think of him as I had x-rays of my foot & ankle today.  I'm sure I'm hurting far less than Kerry, however......

Back in June I mentioned Sherlock ran through me when I didn't leave him room to go around he while we were out hiking.  Over time my foot & ankle improved, not completely but were considerably better.  I have taken a turn for the worse this week & finally went to the doctor.  My foot might be broken, or I might have a torn ligament-not sure.  I'm trying to stay calm, without my hikes I don't know what I'll do.  And of course Sherlock needs to get out too.

End of rant.  At this point it could be a bruised bone (not that the doctor suggested it) and all will be fine, so I'm more concerned about DR Kerry.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 04:56:43 PM
Cute DR Laura, and what a great photo of Sugar.  What was her birthday treat?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 04:56:45 PM
I wonder if there is such a thing as moose liver pate.

HUNTING MOOSE (http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Moose_hunt/2002_moose_hunt_QandA.htm) reports:

Quote
Is it safe to eat organs from my moose like the liver and heart?

The results of a study indicated that consumption of moose liver or kidney may lead to a daily intake of cadmium exceeding recommended levels. Because a normal diet may already exceed advisable levels, the DPHS advises minimizing consumption of these organ meats. Because particularly high cadmium levels have been seen in some moose liver and kidney, the DPHS recommends not consuming these organ meats at all. Heart tissue does not carry this same cadmium risk, and can be considered safe for consumption.

For those who pay no heed to government warnings:

Cabbin Moose Liver (http://www.recipespin.com/recipedetail.aspx?id=355)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 04:57:41 PM
DR Cillaliz that is too funny that we both like the same couple on DANCING WITH THE STARS!

And yep i am surprised.

But i still think that boxer has a lot of potential. His personality sort of rubs me the wrong way a bit. But i like karina a lot and i really think he has potential.

There are some people that to me no matter how hard they try, they could never win (like wayne newton for example).

I"m curious, the judges keep saying this is the best group they've ever had. I don't think so. Do you?

I personally think that there are just more celebs who are better. But i don't feel like there are many who have the potential to be great.  I really don't think marie osmond, jane seymour, or jennie garth will ever be great. And while i like them, i was actually a bit bothered that their scores were so high.

I agree on Marie and Jane...my guess is Jane's score was, in part, because of the loss of her mother, a sympathy score.  I think over all the women are stronger than usual and the men less so than usual.  I really like Sabrina and Melanie on the women's side
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 04:59:45 PM
Sorry, but we'll just have to agree to disagree about PUSHING DAISIES. I did very much enjoy Kristin's song and the very imaginative routine she had with the janitor. Best part of the show for me by a wide, wide margin.

But the precious narration bothers me to distraction, I find Chuck annoying rather than endearing, and the mystery was so slight and so easily solved that it was no fun.

One more week and then I'll probably be losing this hour of TV and going back to DVDs which would be fine. I need the time.

I agree with you, Matt, on Pushing up Daisies. Just not my cup of tea
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:03:06 PM
Being the nervous type, I'm sure I would be terrible at this game, but I've always wanted to try. Can you believe I've never played it?

I used to practice and practice and practice and is still had trouble
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:05:11 PM
Joshie & Sugar would look very cute together.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matthew on October 11, 2007, 05:05:18 PM
We decided to re-work the begining of A Christmas Carol this year which means the eilimination of the "Phantom" -type overture.  In place I offered to do a quick "Prelude" of sorts with a few themes from the show.  I've started putting things together, and found out the key of "A" seems the most unstable sounding of all keys.  Just thought I'd share
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:05:59 PM
Never heard of the Barbie game. But I still have my Barbie. does that count?  ;)

Oh! we used to play that all the time...I always ended up with Poindexter.  We played Go To The Head of the Class too.  My family was big on board games.

We had a great Civil War game, can't remember the name of it
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 05:06:04 PM
DR Kerry is home and is recovering.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 05:07:18 PM
Joshie would be arched up and hissing at Sugar, I am sure! But they would look cute together in theory. ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:07:51 PM
Thats good.  How is he feeling?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:14:30 PM
I'm about to order some yummy treats from here- http://monasteryfruitcake.org/products.asp
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:14:51 PM
Once my life settles down a bit and a major project is put to bed, I'll be looking for a buyer for my ORIGINAL Barbie (aka BARBIE #1) (with the original box) and her wardrobe, including the outfit shown on the top right. If any of you know any Barbie lovers who would be interested in purchasing her or her stuff, pls let me know. She's a blonde and in good condition.

We had some of the originals, but man did we play with them. Every day we played Barbies.  We had the house, the car, and tons of clothes, some home made, some store bought. We used to take them swimming in the sink or bath tub, all sorts of goofy things
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 05:19:47 PM
I'm about to order some yummy treats from here- http://monasteryfruitcake.org/products.asp

Jane, every year I order DH Richard a fruitcake and DS Rob the bourbon fudge from HERE (http://www.gethsemanifarms.org).  
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 05:20:14 PM
 Eldar will be performing on Thursday Oct 18, at the CMJ Festival College Day breakfast at the Kimmel Center in New York City at 9am.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 05:21:50 PM
Interview vibes for DR Sandra.  With a degree in English lit, you could always go to graduate library science school!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 05:22:17 PM
PAGE TEN JOE NICHOLS DANCE:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/JNBac09.jpg)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 05:23:27 PM
I'm about to order some yummy treats from here- http://monasteryfruitcake.org/products.asp (http://monasteryfruitcake.org/products.asp)

Ooo!!  Those look good! :D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 05:24:35 PM
Jane, every year I order DH Richard a fruitcake and DS Rob the bourbon fudge from HERE (http://www.gethsemanifarms.org).  


Those look good, too! ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:27:47 PM
Job vibes for DR SANDRA.

I watch SUPER NANNY....and NANNY 911.....but it certainly doesn't make me feel any more secure about parenting in the good old USA.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:28:16 PM
Foot vibes for DR JANE.....ouch!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:28:27 PM
Love the animal photos DR LAURA!!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:29:11 PM
Bachelorette party tonight, so I get to stay home and worry about the rehearsal tomorrow...which I am sure will GO smoothly.

And soon it will be time for THE OFFICE.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:31:54 PM
Did you check out the chocolate covered fruit cake on the site (http://monasteryfruitcake.org/products.asp) ?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:33:48 PM
Ginny, we should send each other a hunk of fruit cake to compare.  I'm always open to finding something better, no matter how much I doubt that is possible.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:36:42 PM
TOD
The Game of Life
Scrabble
Backgammon
Masterpiece
Monoply
Trivial Pursuit
Battleship
Risk
Clue
CandyLand (as a kid)
Something about a barrell of cherries or something (as a kid)
Trouble
Jenga
and more
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:36:54 PM
Hi all!  The cable guy just left.   What a couple of weeks it's been.

My modem gave the ghost up and I've had no phone either.  Then I misplaced my cell phone.  

Anyway I won't have the new phone/number until the 22nd.  I will be sending out emails with the new/old number soon.  I had to go with the old number I had at Verizon instead of Vontage number because it would have taken over a month to get the number from Vontage.  

Anyway, that isn't what I really wanted to say.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE LOVELY POSTCARD FROM NYC!!!!!!!

I hope that everyone who signed it felt a little peck on the cheek because I kissed every name on the card.

DR Ben, thank you bunches for the CD.  I really enjoyed it!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:39:35 PM
Hi all!  The cable guy just left.   What a couple of weeks it's been.



DR DANISE!! I never knew. Two weeks with the cable guy???   ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:39:56 PM
Thanks JRand.  I feel like an idiot waiting two months to check this.  It really did seem as if it was going away.  I have no idea why it got so bad again.  The odd thing is, after limping for several days I went for a short hike with Sherlock yesterday and it has been somewhat better since then.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:41:18 PM
The vagaries of nature, DR JANE.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:42:04 PM
DR DANISE!! I never knew. Two weeks with the cable guy???   ;)

 :D ;D

Naaa, he smoked and grunted instead of answering any questions I asked.  
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:43:01 PM
:D ;D

Naaa, he smoked and grunted instead of answering any questions I asked.  

Ah, so you weren't talking  ;D ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:43:36 PM
Vibes for DR Jane's foot!!!!!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:43:49 PM
Ginny was the driving force behind the NYC postcards...glad you both like them
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:44:27 PM
Niece Emily getting some last minute adjustments on her dress today from my mom and sister.   ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:44:46 PM
Hi DR DANISE!!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:45:18 PM
Ah, so you weren't talking  ;D ;)

I guess no words were needed!

Thank you Dear Ginny!  It really made me feel special.  I took it to work with me.  It's on my desk where I can look at it.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:46:13 PM
I remember we once scalped one of the Barbies belonging to my sister Paula....it was a heartbreaking experience for her, although Barbie continued to have an active social life even with her hair loss.

She did wear her turban a lot, and now then even donned one of Ken's hats.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:46:16 PM
Niece Emily getting some last minute adjustments on her dress today from my mom and sister.   ;D

I hope the Groom doesn't lurk on HHW!  He shouldn't see the dress until the DAY!   :D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:47:08 PM
I just got the soundtrack to ACROSS THE UNIVERSE but haven't listened to it yet.

DR ELMORE and Mr David Birnham.....and they call it work!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:48:00 PM
I hope the Groom doesn't lurk on HHW!  He shouldn't see the dress until the DAY!   :D

No he does not, DR DANISE......   ;D

The bride doesn't either, so she doesn't know she is famous on the internet now.  8)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:48:04 PM
Hi Danise.  I been thinking it has taken a long time for you to get reconnected.  Congratulations.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jrand70 on October 11, 2007, 05:49:34 PM
Off to eat some din din
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:50:02 PM
I hope the Groom doesn't lurk on HHW!  He shouldn't see the dress until the DAY!   :D

Keith drove me to my dress fitting, & saw me in the dress, so my guess is that is an old wives tale. ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:52:34 PM
Niece Emily is going to be a beautiful bride.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 05:52:49 PM
Thanks Danise.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 05:52:57 PM
DR DANISE!! I never knew. Two weeks with the cable guy???   ;)

It sounds like an MBarnum fantasy!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 05:54:26 PM
Or one of your movies ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 05:55:39 PM
Well, they were going to do the install on Saturday but it rained.  I just hope that everything works like it should.  

It's a good thing that I'm not the type that talks on the phone every night or I will be going nuts right now.  

 
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 06:01:44 PM
I'm so glad the postcards were enjoyed.  During the Levain cookie party, I mentioned doing something like that, then when we got to the theatre for the Brain that night, DRs Jose and Singdaw were circulating the cards and collecting signatures.  If I'm going to get credit for the idea, they should get even more for the execution!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 06:03:26 PM
Oh, I've missed you guys.  At least the computer works.  I thought the modem had taken a hit as well, it kept acting up and then just quit.

We're going to 62 tonight!  I might have to break out the coat and the thermals!  ;)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 06:04:14 PM
Hugs to DRs Jose and Singdaw!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:04:42 PM
It was a very nice & thoughtful group effort.  :D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:06:03 PM
Danise did you get a surge protector?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:08:39 PM
I had an unusual amount of driving to do today, mostly in the rain.  It was such a pleasure to have Ben keep me company.  ;) :D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: elmore3003 on October 11, 2007, 06:08:42 PM
Or one of your movies ;D

What goes on at 202 W 82 stays at 202 W 82!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 06:11:26 PM
I'm so glad the postcards were enjoyed.  During the Levain cookie party, I mentioned doing something like that, then when we got to the theatre for the Brain that night, DRs Jose and Singdaw were circulating the cards and collecting signatures.  If I'm going to get credit for the idea, they should get even more for the execution!

Oh, sorry DR Singdaw and DR Jose, I didn't realize you guys carried through. My bad.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Tomovoz on October 11, 2007, 06:12:36 PM
I'm so glad the postcards were enjoyed.  During the Levain cookie party, I mentioned doing something like that, then when we got to the theatre for the Brain that night, DRs Jose and Singdaw were circulating the cards and collecting signatures.  If I'm going to get credit for the idea, they should get even more for the execution!
I'm quite happy to give all of you the credit.  It was a wonderful surprise.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 06:12:52 PM
Just back from picking up our fundraiser flyers - more names have been added since we went to press, but it's a very nice flyer, I must say, thanks to my designer, Doug Haverty.  Maybe I can post it here.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 06:13:31 PM
Job Vibes to DR Sandra!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 06:17:22 PM
It was a very nice & thoughtful group effort.  :D

Yes, it was.   :-*
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:18:07 PM
Bruce, I would like to see the flyer, please post it.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Danise on October 11, 2007, 06:18:16 PM
Danise did you get a surge protector?

I think one of the grunts indicated that one was installed.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 06:21:23 PM
The Circus is in town...as in Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey...I wasn't going to go. Then my mother kept saying she couldn't believe I wasn't going to go. And...well....I've only been to a circus once or twice in my life, and never the Greatest Show on Earth....

So this noon I went to the ticket office...I'm in the front row of the floor section (three rows set up right by the ring. Tomorrow night!!!  So there will be no one between me and the action. Cool beans!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:21:40 PM
LOL-Make sure it was.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jennifer on October 11, 2007, 06:21:46 PM
Vibes for DR Sandra~~~~~~~~~~~~


Vibes for DR Jane~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Vibes for DR Kerry~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:22:35 PM
Cilla, is your mother going to the circus with you?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:22:53 PM
Thank you Jennifer.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:25:34 PM
Danise did you do any painting while you were isolated from the world?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 06:27:33 PM
Ginny, we should send each other a hunk of fruit cake to compare.  I'm always open to finding something better, no matter how much I doubt that is possible.

Let's see...You order fruitcake from Virginia, have it shipped to Oregon, then send some to me in Ohio.  I order fruitcake from Kentucky, have it shipped to Ohio, then send some to you in Oregon.  Why don't we just take each other's word for it?

Hope your ankle's OK!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 06:29:13 PM
Cilla, is your mother going to the circus with you?

No, she doesn't want to see it, just couldn't believe I wasn't going
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ginny on October 11, 2007, 06:36:50 PM
Well, my full day of work pretty much did me in.  Since I have a day of information-waitressing ahead of me tomorrow, I'm going to crash.

'night!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:38:56 PM
Let's see...You order fruitcake from Virginia, have it shipped to Oregon, then send some to me in Ohio.  I order fruitcake from Kentucky, have it shipped to Ohio, then send some to you in Oregon.  Why don't we just take each other's word for it?


LOL-You mean order one from each monastery?  There's a thought.  Does yours have any nuts in it, if so do you know what kind?  I didn't see a list of ingredients on the site.  I can always call them.

Thank you for the good wishes.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:39:36 PM
'night Ginny.  I hope you are continuing to rapidly improve.  Feel great tomorrow.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 06:40:18 PM
Cilla, your mother is funny.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 06:41:51 PM
I've heard that Skipper is furious at Barbie and is willing to talk!

Any comments, MBarnum, before this happens?

From what I understand Skipper suddenly left town weeks ago with Malibu Brad. And neither have been heard from since.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 06:49:47 PM
"Grey's Anatomy" SEMI-SPOILER.....

























Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 06:52:03 PM
DR MBarnum - You're on a roll tonight!

Have you been getting in touch with your inner Barbie today?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 06:53:41 PM
I am enjoying some DVDrs of assorted unaired TV pilots...just watch the 1966 unsold pilot for LIL ABNER...it actually was not too bad and I laughed several times.

Sammy Jackson played Abner, Judy Canova played Mammy and Jeannine Riley played Daisy Mae...and I do think that BK would have approved of her...very much so.

Robert Reed was a guest star.

Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Tomovoz on October 11, 2007, 06:59:20 PM
HHW - Fruitcakes galore.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 07:04:10 PM
I spy Kerry.   :D How are you feeling today?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 07:05:02 PM
I think I identify more with Midge, DR Jose.

Actually one day I went to a big doll and toy show and was wondering through the vintage Barbie section. A couple of the dealers started laughing because they thought I looked just like the vintage 1960s Ken doll, especially since I  had the crew cut and was wearing khakis and a vintage looking shirt...not unlike the Ken's that were on display.

However, I was not trying to look like Ken...it just happened that way.



(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/0/5/3/6/4/webimg/74564293_o.jpg)

Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 07:09:28 PM
Well, back to the pilots. I am now watching one for a proposed 1960 TV show called BEACH PATROL which is starring Russ Conway and Alex Nicol. Guesting Joanna Barnes and Richard Garland.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Cillaliz on October 11, 2007, 07:13:16 PM
"Grey's Anatomy" SEMI-SPOILER.....

























Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I held up my hand so I didn't have to look
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 07:17:32 PM
I think I identify more with Midge, DR Jose.

Actually one day I went to a big doll and toy show and was wondering through the vintage Barbie section. A couple of the dealers started laughing because they thought I looked just like the vintage 1960s Ken doll, especially since I  had the crew cut and was wearing khakis and a vintage looking shirt...not unlike the Ken's that were on display.

However, I was not trying to look like Ken...it just happened that way.


 ;D You do look like him.  Hey, Ken was always good looking, it was Barbie's looks I didn't like.  :D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jane on October 11, 2007, 07:29:38 PM
Hi Sandra.  Once again, best wishes for tomorrow.  

'night
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 07:39:28 PM
I am enjoying some DVDrs of assorted unaired TV pilots...just watch the 1966 unsold pilot for LIL ABNER...it actually was not too bad and I laughed several times.

Sammy Jackson played Abner, Judy Canova played Mammy and Jeannine Riley played Daisy Mae...and I do think that BK would have approved of her...very much so.

Robert Reed was a guest star.



Well, I hope some kind soul is making BK a copy of said pilot.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 07:40:24 PM
What happens in the Barbie Dream House stays in the Barbie Dream House.

 ;)  Good retort, Mike.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 07:45:40 PM
Jeanne I have never read Laurie King.  Which book to suggest I begin with?  Not having read her I can’t compare her style to make informed suggestions (I know, you asked Ginny, not me :))


Have you read Elizabeth George or Janet Evanowich, Navada Barr, King of Lies by John Hart?  Do you like John Grisham?  I haven't read much of his & my favorite book, The Painted House,wasn’t a mystery.  I do like his style of writing.

Start with THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE. It is the first of the Mary Russell series.

Yes, I used to like Elizabeth George very much, but I think the PBS adaptations of her work, which I think were horrible and an injustice (she wasn't pleased, either) have soured me. I also have great respect for Minette Walters' work. I've enjoyed much of John Grisham's work, but am looking for something like Laurie King. I do enjoy historical fiction, esp around WWI. Yes, I've read Jacqueline Winspear.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 07:49:13 PM
"Grey's Anatomy" SEMI-SPOILER.....







Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A badly broken ankle?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: TCB on October 11, 2007, 07:56:44 PM
The R&B history is a bit confused when it comes to the video sets.

I recently acquired "Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends", Seasons 1, 2 and 3.  These are, supposedly the first three seasons ever aired of these characters.

But the show was first called "Rocky and His Friends" and then, it seems the show's name changed to "The Bullwinkle Show" or something elitist like that (remember "Laverne" and how that sank after they dropped "and Shirley"?)

Then, IIRC, the name changed to "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and stayed like that through the run of the series, however many seasons that was.




THE BULLWINKLE SHOW was originally the name used for the nighttime version of ROCKY & BULLWINKLE.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 07:57:16 PM
HEALING VIBES TO BOTH DR KERRY and JANE, as well as continued vibes to GINNY and VIXMOM!

INTERVIEW VIBES TO DR SANDRA and PENNYO!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 07:57:35 PM
Is DotM ever going to come out of the woodwork and do some good work and post?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:03:01 PM
Did I miss it? What is the position Sandra is interviewing for tomorrow? It's not for prawfsblawgger, is it?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:03:30 PM
So... "DotM" = Dance of the Mampires - ???
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:04:22 PM
prawfsblawgger

Is this Welsh?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:04:28 PM
There aren't many people who can put "plate-eater" on their resume--or who'd even think about it. Surely that is an unusual attribute.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:05:10 PM
Is this Welsh?

that was my impression, but I know little of that part of the world.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:06:25 PM
BK, have you ever done a TOD of unusual jobs one has held?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 08:07:15 PM
Is DotM ever going to come out of the woodwork and do some good work and post?

I think DotM has replaced Fifi LePew.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:07:37 PM
Just what DVDs are you watching? We have R&B and Friends Seasons 1 and 2, and neither the tales you mentioned are included (nor, according to Amazon, are they in Season3). All of ours include the other cartoon extras like Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-right, etc.)

der Brucer

I have all three of the complete season sets (the show ran five seasons, and the last two have been held back for some reason.)

Anyway, Classic Media has released two volumes of JUST the complete storylines from selectedstories from the various seasons. It's called THE BEST OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE - Volume 2. The three adventures in the set are from seasons 4 & 5 which haven't been released on DVD yet.

The three tales were WOSSAMOTTA U.,  GOOF GAS ATTACK and THE TREASURE OF MONTE ZOOM. It's just the stories straight through with no interrupting cartoons or other filler. The first lasts 12 episodes or about 45 minutes. The other two are 8 episodes which last about a half hour each.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 11, 2007, 08:08:17 PM
Very few people know how to play "My Horse is Your Mother" or "Hit the Wall and Yell at the Boys." Those skills must be worth something.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:09:44 PM
Very few people know how to play "My Horse is Your Mother" or "Hit the Wall and Yell at the Boys." Those skills must be worth something.

Quite right, Laura. I'd forgotten those skills.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:11:32 PM
Well, I think I'll curl up with an old Martha Grimes since I haven't found anything here that strikes my fancy.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Jeanne on October 11, 2007, 08:12:17 PM
'night.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:12:29 PM
I finished that CSI: MIAMI episode when I went back down. A surprising murderer and thus a satisfying episode.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Sandra on October 11, 2007, 08:14:11 PM
Did I miss it? What is the position Sandra is interviewing for tomorrow? It's not for prawfsblawgger, is it?

One is at a candy store and the other is at a board game store.

I should live so long as to be a prawfsblawgger.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:14:33 PM
THE BULLWINKLE SHOW was originally the name used for the nighttime version of ROCKY & BULLWINKLE.

Only the last three years when it switched from ABC to NBC.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:17:51 PM
Then I finished the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE set. There were only those three stories (had already watched MONTE ZOOM), and the only other special feature were about five minutes of the live action intros using a BULLWINKLE hand puppet but voiced by Bill Scott.

As many times as I've seen these episodes (and I had all of the released R&B VHS tapes), I still laughed out loud during every one of them. They are SO brilliantly written.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 11, 2007, 08:18:54 PM
Niece Emily getting some last minute adjustments on her dress today from my mom and sister.   ;D

What a Beautiful Bride Niece Emily will be.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:19:31 PM
UGLY BETTY had an excellent episode tonight. I've forgotten how many episodes Freddy Rodrigez has signed on for as the sandwich guy, but I liked the spice he added to the show. Marc made me laugh out loud several times, and Justin was priceless with Daniel.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:19:58 PM
As for tonight's "Mad Men"... Good episode. Lots(!) of information.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:21:03 PM
I loved GREY'S ANATOMY tonight as well. I especialy liked the final scene with Bailey and Calleigh.

I wanted to sucker punch Alex Kerev!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:22:04 PM
Tonight's CSI got back to a couple of murder cases for a change and seemed less about the team's personalities. But there was some bee business I didn't understand at all.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 08:23:48 PM
The How To Marry a Millionaire pilot was actually tons better then the actual show.

Lori Nelson was in the pilot episode and the ensuing series, but the pilot had Doe Avedon and Charlotte Austin who were replaced by Merry Anders and Barbara Eden when the series went up.

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Post by: MBarnum on October 11, 2007, 08:26:05 PM
I have several more pilots to watch including some 1960s pilots for a couple of Irwin Allen shows that never saw the light of day as actual series...but alas it is late and time for SURVIVOR and the OFFICE and then bed.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 08:30:48 PM
Jane, every year I order DH Richard a fruitcake

I thought I was the only male in contiguous 48 who loves fruitcake.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 08:31:32 PM
Hmm.. Just reading the reviews for the revival of The Ritz... Interesting.  Brantley's review is very interesting.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Matt H. on October 11, 2007, 08:35:08 PM
I'm going to write for a bit and then head down to bed.

Good night.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 08:51:54 PM
What goes on at 202 W 82 stays at 202 W 82!

Or is discretely buried in the basement.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 09:00:31 PM
OK...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:09:29 PM
I also have great respect for Minette Walters' work.

Which is why I have The Ice House, just started, on my nightstand.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:11:58 PM
...they thought I looked just like the vintage 1960s Ken doll, especially since I  had the crew cut and was wearing khakis and a vintage looking shirt...(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/0/5/3/6/4/webimg/74564293_o.jpg)

I'll bet Elmore will have some remarks comparing your head with Ken's.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:17:19 PM
Quote
May the Farce be with You!
 
The Landless Theatre Company October 12, 2007
 
Dear Bruce,

There are only 2 more performances of "SpaceBattle the Musical - Not To Be Confused with Star Wars The Musical." Shows are at 10pm at DCAC on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13.

The musical was written by Timothy Edward Smith and Hunter Nolan, and the song "One Season More" won the coveted Best Song trophy at the 2005 Star Wars Fan Film Awards.

The writers cite "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera" as major inspirations for their work. All characters are portrayed by 4 actors and 1 talented trashcan.
 

George - should this move to your area I'm sure you could  get the part of the trashcan :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:26:18 PM

I wanted to sucker punch Alex Kerev!

He is a total sh*t, isn't he!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 09:40:14 PM
I thought I was the only male in contiguous 48 who loves fruitcake.

der Brucer


Count me in, too.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:42:27 PM
TIME IS THE GREAT[/size] (http://www.levolor.com/vendor/default/images/logo.gif)

This is the fist thing I thought when I read this...in my new living room I have great levolors!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 09:43:17 PM
I keep coming by and reading, but then I forget to post.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 09:43:55 PM
A fist is a great levelor.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:48:18 PM
FJL, I have an important question for you:

I have finished my taxes for the 10/15 deadline. I didn't make an appointment with our accountant beause my DH has been so busy I didn't know when he would be able to do his, so I told him to make the appointment and I would have my stuff ready for him.

Today he realized that the 15th was Monday, tried to make an appoitment for today and was told that our accountant is already booked.

So my question is, of these quickie tax services like H&R Block, etc., do you know of a national one that is reputable, etc? Is there any way to file ANOTHER EXTENSION or is Oct. 15th the last one you can get? Is there a temporary form you can file and then do an amended return? Or anything else we haven't thought of?

This will teach us to move right before taxes are due!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 11, 2007, 09:48:54 PM
I caught up on a few shows in my DVR cache early this evening.

"Chuck" was a complete delight.  This show simply "works"...and it doesn't hurt that it is beautifully written.

"Life" was amazing.  Damian Lewis has his character totally locked solid and the writers are there for him at every turn.  The show last night was extremely well done with interesting characters and humor and off-the-wall insights into Crews' character.

"Ugly Betty" was TONS of fun.  I've recorded "Smallville," "Supernatural" and "Grey's Anatomy" for future enjoyment.  Don't give anything away, now , without warning me.

Best news of the night was learning that NBC has ordered more episodes of "Chuck", "Bionic Woman", "Journeyman" and "Life."
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:50:16 PM
That's correct and tomorrow is the 72nd anniversary of the opening of the Cole Porter-Moss Hart musical JUBILEE, with such great song hits as "Begin the Beguine," "Just One of Those Things," "Why Shouldn't I?" and "Me and Marie," the anticipated hit of the show.  I also like "Mr & Mrs Smith" and "The Kling-Kling Bird in the Divi-Divi Tree."

Good morning, all!

And the "Sunday Morning Breakfast" song! (My fave, partially because of Elmore's magnificent work!)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:51:19 PM
And OMG I love poutine!

I always thought it sounded sort of...unseemly.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:52:38 PM
CAT scan results vibes for DR EDISAURUS.

Thanks, JRand57! BTW, I was sorry to hear about your friend...vibes to his family.

No results yet, but I am feeling better.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:53:24 PM
Nice to meet you, Elan. I hope you can visit often!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:55:09 PM
Monopoly [which I disliked because it took so long]

This was our game of choice during hurricane season, when we'd lose power, simply because it took so long!

Favorite camping game: Yahtzee!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:56:15 PM
FJL, I have an important question for you:

I have finished my taxes for the 10/15 deadline. I didn't make an appointment with our accountant beause my DH has been so busy I didn't know when he would be able to do his, so I told him to make the appointment and I would have my stuff ready for him.

Today he realized that the 15th was Monday, tried to make an appoitment for today and was told that our accountant is already booked.

So my question is, of these quickie tax services like H&R Block, etc., do you know of a national one that is reputable, etc? Is there any way to file ANOTHER EXTENSION or is Oct. 15th the last one you can get? Is there a temporary form you can file and then do an amended return? Or anything else we haven't thought of?

This will teach us to move right before taxes are due!

Don't worry, we'll send you fruitcake in prison.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:56:18 PM
Darn!  Did I miss a "poutine on a Ritz" joke?

No. LOL!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: bk on October 11, 2007, 09:57:23 PM
Finished one motion picture and am watching another, which I don't know if I'll finish.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:57:29 PM
I really wish that I could have been there,

In the words of Yoni: "Oh me too!"
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:58:46 PM
DR Elan, it's good to see you!  How's the baby?

I was wondering if Elan WAS the baby!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 09:59:04 PM
Time to watch the new L&O Criminal Intent on USA.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 09:59:41 PM
Don't worry, we'll send you fruitcake in prison.

der Brucer

No nuts, just in case the CAT scan results are unfavorable...
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:00:33 PM
DR Kerry lost a couple of days this week.

Plus there's that 500 lb. foot he has to haul around!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:02:18 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Monopoly
Parcheesi
Checkers, abd Chess

DR Jose, you almost wrote an R.E.M. song!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:03:11 PM
Look at these guys interrupting my frenzy.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:04:25 PM
And what was the game with the little "dice bubble" in the middle of the board?  I liked playing that too.

Trouble, with the Pop-O-Matic?

I bet this will be revealed before I finish making my way through the posts...
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 10:04:32 PM
Am I interrupting too?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 10:05:03 PM
Trouble, with the Pop-O-Matic?

I bet this will be revealed before I finish making my way through the posts...

Indeed it was.  :)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:06:20 PM
OH! It was POP-O-MATIC TROUBLE!

(http://www.boardgamecentral.com/img/misc/trouble.jpg)

Jeez, I guess I could have at least scroled to the end of the page!

My former assistant told me once that he thought the guy who was supposedly "the dud" in the MYSTERY DATE game was hot!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:06:47 PM
Am I interrupting too?

Oh, please do. Stop the madness!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:09:37 PM
I have a new lease on life, for the weekend anyway. After staying up until 2AM even though I had a session at 9, I masically locked the Johnny Mercer demo I was working on for teh Mercer foundation's meeting in NY on Sat. The people I was doing this for would be flying up with it Friday morning.

She called me at 8:30 to say that she got an email and that they wouldn't have time in their meeting to watch it.

Oh well, at least it made me get it (mostly) done, but I sure could have used a little less stress!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 10:11:20 PM
And, yes, I'm still up.  I ended up watching a bit of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", and I did a bit of stretching too.  And I also continued my Miracle Ball 'workout' which seems to be doing wonders for my back, neck and arms.

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NNPTJ3E1L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg)

Now if I could only get to the gym... The one two blocks from my apartment... That opened last Monday... And that I joined a couple of weeks ago...  However...
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:12:05 PM
Jeanne:  Re: prawfsblawg (or however it is spelled).  I was totally zoned on that whole sub-discussion.  But I think BK and S. Woody are correct -- not enough vowels.

Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:13:29 PM
No baby anymore... The Little One(tm) is now 2, running us ragged and making us nuts. I'm sure he'll calm down in two months, when (G-d willing, ptu ptu ptu) he becomes an older brother... :)

A friend of mine used to say "G-d willing, here comes the spit."
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 10:14:07 PM
Since I have been getting up early this week, I was thinking I would try to head to the gym tomorrow/this morning before my day of auditions.  Well, when I went to check the hours on-line, there was an announcement stating that they would be closed tomorrow due to repairs to the water system.  Hmm... :-\
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 11, 2007, 10:14:40 PM
And now I'm heading to bed...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:23:07 PM
OK. Off now to rejoin Moose and Squirrel.

I used to have a Russian editing assistant who had been a filmmaker there. He was not a good assistant but I liked him enough to let him stay at my house.

I had to do nost of his work for him, but I did teach him to say "Moose and Squirrel" whenever I got aggravated and it always made me laugh.

He moved to NY and I lost track of him, but I think of him whenever I hear that phrase!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:25:02 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301237,00.html)
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/313350/3_61_101107_arsenal01.jpg)Can we say Mom is an Enabler?

I shudder to think what that home-schooling syllabus looks like.

He's gonna shoot his eye out one day. Or maybe his whole brain! (I don't think his mom has one anymore...)
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:26:35 PM
I loaded the December 2 part Closer today...well, a rough cut of it, anyway! It airs the first week in December and some of my favorite characters reapper, including Gary Doesn't Lie and Brenda's folks. I laughed--I cried---it is GREAT!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:33:59 PM
Good foot vibes to Jane, ouch!!!

Continued vibes to Kerry and his 500 pound foot!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:35:28 PM
Sugar loved her birthday treat:

Love the Joshie and Sugar photos, DR Laura!

Job vibes to Sandra, too!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:37:03 PM
HUNTING MOOSE (http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Moose_hunt/2002_moose_hunt_QandA.htm) reports:For those who pay no heed to government warnings:

Cabbin Moose Liver (http://www.recipespin.com/recipedetail.aspx?id=355)


Darn. There goes my dinner plans! I guess I can still enjoy the fava beans and chianti...


Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: td on October 11, 2007, 10:38:34 PM
Good foot vibes to DR Jane, who will be happy to know that DR EvilTwin's cat Sylvester/Sabrina is indeed home from the vet's and all systems are go. . .well, he did *go* alot in the carrier on the way home in the cab . . .He's eating well and PLAYING as well.
While Sylvester was in the hospital, EvilTwin managed to be a part of the opening preview of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and she gave me a full report.
Myself, I've seen Broadway stars such as Kevin Chamberlin and Ellen Greene doing their guest shots on HEROES . . .
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:38:42 PM
PAGE TEN JOE NICHOLS DANCE:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/JNBac09.jpg)

I must say, Joe has a nice seat. It would look good in my office!

 ;D
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:43:38 PM
DR DANISE!! I never knew. Two weeks with the cable guy???   ;)

Hah! I've had 8 cable guys in the past month. Top THAT!

The last guy came to bury the cable (that's NOT a euphemism) because the previous guy, who was the first to get things working after many wastes days waiting, said that all new lines in my neighborhood had to be buried. So I've had this orange cable laying across my yard for weeks.

The guy with all the burying equipment showed up last Saturday, took one look at all teh obstacles, and said the cable would need to run in the air, which is what we wanted in the first place. But he couldn't run it in the air, oh no...he was the cable burying guy. And he said there should not have been a problem running it in the air. Sounds like the other guy just didn't want to do the work.

COMCAST SUCKS!!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 10:51:44 PM
OK...I'm frenzied out. Nytol!
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Edisaurus on October 11, 2007, 11:02:49 PM
Oh, and I meant to ask Jose:

Have you ever had dinner at Petrossian? It's one of my favorite buildings  in NY and I always think it would be fun to dine there (plus it's right down the street from The Wellington) but I always feel like I don't have an occasion that is "special" enough for a place like that.

Usually when we go to fancy places we feel so out of place that we don't have a good time. We have low fancy restaurant self-esteem!

Isn't this ornate façade beautiful?
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 11, 2007, 11:12:51 PM
...façade...

Is your Little French Boy there helping you type?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: FJL on October 11, 2007, 11:30:07 PM
Edi -  Do you have enough paid in?  On the Federal leveel, you won't be hit with late filing penalties unless you actually owe money.  (Your state taxing authroity may vary.)

Re filing your return quickly and then filing an amended return - We normally hate doing that, especially if the amended return is to add business expenses that you missed on the first go-round.  Our office tends to believe that you're calling attention to whatever you're amending for when you amend a return.  But it is a way of potentially stopping the late filing penalties if you owe money.
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 12, 2007, 12:30:33 AM
NO bk posts for over 2.5 hours!

Who's the wussberger now!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: Tomovoz on October 12, 2007, 12:40:31 AM
For DR George
Title: Re:TIME IS THE GREAT LEVELER
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 12, 2007, 12:45:57 AM
Tom,

No Blood Brothers poster?

der Brucer