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Title: ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 12:00:31 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had a certain achy-breaky vibe to them, and now it is time for you to post until the achy-breaky cows come home.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 12:01:57 AM
And the word of the day is: INTERCALARY!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 12:03:59 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... Well, I'm still up.

Hmm.. That sounds like an advertisement/warning for Viagra.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 12:09:57 AM
bk - As I learned with my last two bouts of acid reflux, it can cause you you to have chills, fever and body aches.   And since you're having trouble breathing in... Well... The "easy" test is to try and take a deep breath in, but only breath into your lungs - breathing in through your nose is the best way to do that.  Then take a nice breath in to your whole body (mouth open).  If you really start coughing after the really deep breath, well, you may have acid reflux.  In any case...

If you're still feeling sick tomorrow... See a doctor.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:22:43 AM
From THE NOTES:

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I am beginning to have song juggling problems with singers, as everyone tends to want to do the same five songs. Since Mr. Menken and Mr. Schwartz have written so many great numbers, I’m hoping I can make people happy with other songs.

Interesting - with bk's reputation for having singers turn little-heard gems into show-stopping block busters, you'd think they'd be asking him to pick their songs!

der Brucer

(Did I just type something nice :-\)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:25:17 AM
For MattH and Betty lovers everywhere:

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/images/2007/10/05/uglybetty.jpg)

A nicely done UGLY BETTY BLOG  (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/ugly_betty/index.html)from the LATimes.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:28:09 AM
I'm up, I'm up... Well, I'm still up.

Ready for another 250/150 women/men?

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 12:31:25 AM
OK.. Well, I'm off today/tomorrow, but there are few things theatrical I may try to catch - one of them being the York Musical in Mufti's presentation of The Body Beautiful.  -And I also must clean my room tomorrow.  So...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:48:31 AM
(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-10/33158195.jpg)
LATIMES (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-blonde13oct13,0,6212438.story?coll=la-entnews-tv)

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Broadway in your living room

Now and again, television has classed itself up by showing stage musicals. The benefits flow both ways.

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 13, 2007

ON the far side of the continent, on an island covered in concrete, there runs a street of dreams familiarly called the Great White Way. And the fact that we know this, even if we have not traveled east of the Colorado (or even of Colorado Boulevard), is due as much as anything to television. A medium whose own early years were spent -- to re-punctuate George M. Cohan -- "4.5 minutes from Broadway," it has, across the years, transmitted glimpses of what goes on there to the far world.

This weekend, the unlikely organ of this enlightenment is MTV, which will broadcast a complete performance of the hit musical "Legally Blonde," based on the movie of the same name and taped last month at the Palace Theatre in New York. The show at hand may not be "Oklahoma!" or even "Avenue Q," but it nevertheless continues a long and honorable (if too infrequently observed) tradition of bringing remote culture into the homes of those without the means to experience it firsthand.

...(go read the rest!)


der Brucer

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:32:14 AM
For SingSong:

(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/images/2007/10/12/800pxhouse_sparrowiii.jpg)


ALEX ROSS (http://www.therestisnoise.com/2007/10/sparrow-playlis.html)

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(http://www.therestisnoise.com/images/2007/10/03/java_olyp1_2.jpg)
...Java sparrows can discriminate between Bach’s French Suite no. 5 in G minor and Arnold Schoenberg’s Suite for Piano opus 25. The birds were also able to generalize new music by Bach (Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major) and Schoenberg (Five Orchestra Pieces, Opus 16) and artists in similar categories, i.e., Vivaldi and Elliott Carter. In these experiments, music by Bach and Vivaldi was considered classical music, while the music of Schoenberg and Carter was considered modern music. Watanabe and Nemoto [Behav. Processes 43, 2 (1998)] have also shown that, given the option of three perches producing either silence, classical, or modern music, the Java sparrows preferred Bach to Schoenberg and Vivaldi to Carter. These results indicate that Java sparrows or songbirds prefer classical to modern music, or perhaps just more harmonious to dissonant sounds. Additionally, the sparrows chose music they 'liked' (e.g., Bach) over silence or music they 'disliked' (e.g., Schoenberg)." [/size]

der Brucer

Maybe Laura should take some MusicGuy tapes with her on her birding walks
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 02:46:34 AM
STRANGE FOLKS FOR STRANGE TIMES (http://peopleconnection.aol.com/memberphotos/tattoo?deeplink_level0=4)

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 03:13:55 AM
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2007/0710/sleuth_film_1010.jpg)

TIME (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1671173,00.html)

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Murder Mystery: Who Killed Sleuth?

...dumb, witless and humiliating to all parties.

And those are the nice things said!

A review that out-scathes anything Kimmel ever wrote.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 03:45:38 AM
Cillwliz:

You can have Thanksgiving leftovers for your caucus:

NEWSMAX (http://newsmax.com/insidecover/n.h._december_primary/2007/10/12/40396.html)

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New Hampshire Mulls December Primary

Friday, October 12, 2007 12:20 PM

New Hampshire primary voters could head to the polls as early as Dec. 11 in an unprecedented move to maintain the state’s first-in-the-nation status.
Jim Splaine, the state legislator responsible for the law mandating that New Hampshire vote first, is actively campaigning for a vote on that date, The Washington Post reports.

And IOWA, by law, must caucus at least 8 days earlier!

der Brucer

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 05:49:24 AM
And the word of the day is: INTERCALARY!

And The Song Of The Day Is-  DAY IN, DAY OUT
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 05:57:40 AM
DR Sandra - Congratulations on your job offer!  I hope you have more.  It's always good to have options.

Belated Happy Birthday greetings to DH Keith's mother.

DR elmore3003 - thanks for the video clip link!  Ethel sure sounded swell.

***FEEL BETTER VIBES*** to bk

DR Cason - all the best wishes on your producing duties, and ***SUPPORT VIBES*** in your college application process.  I'm sure there's a few H/Ks that would be willing to write you a reference.  Well, maybe that's not such a good idea.   ;)

DR dB - thanks for the interesting news bits.  Especially interesting about the bird's musical tastes.  I wonder how they'd react to The Brain?  :)

WOD: 2008 will have a February 29th.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 05:59:43 AM
My used copy of the Amy's Breads cookbook arrived yesterday from Amazon Marketplace.

While it appears to be an excellent primer on bread baking, alas it does not seem to contain the proprietary recipe for Monkey Cake.  I imagine that one of the recipes posted some weeks ago by DRs would probably work pretty well.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 06:07:17 AM
Thanks to all for your good wishes for last evening.  The benefit cabaret went very well and I think they raised a good amount of money.

Our first show went just fine.  Then, in the second show we loosened up, camped it up a bit more, and just had a really fun time on stage.  And it went over like gangbusters.

Here we are, waiting to go on:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t87/singdaw/PA130002.jpg?t=1192367061)

Oh, and Dame Edna also made an appearance.  No, that is not also me!

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t87/singdaw/PA130001.jpg?t=1192367104)

It was probably one of the few programs you'll see this year that contained both "The Queen of the Night" aria from Die Zauberflöte and "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: elmore3003 on October 14, 2007, 06:12:02 AM
Good morning, all! I'm off to Toyland and then back here fo some work on the David Burnham arrangement.

BK, you need a vacation.  Plain and simple, a vacation.  You've spent six weeks in Manhattan fighting with NYMF and you need a break. And a rest.  Get one before the constant stress kills you.  Take a trip to London, visit DR CharlesPogue in Kentucky, turn off the phone and do nothing for two days, but stop driving yourself so damned hard.

End of rant.  I think I'll head downtown.



Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: brian on October 14, 2007, 06:16:00 AM
My favorite joke about the New Hampshire primary is that they are so zealous about protecting their 1st in the nation status that they moved their primary to last week....And one of the Brit re-issue labels is releasing some of the recordings made by 12 year old Julie  Andrews, but the cd will also include the title song to the boyfriend  and "Once upon a long ago" from HIGH TOR; I've got a slightly scratchy(like BKs throat)copy of the old Decca LP and that song is the best thing on it, an absolutely gorgeous ballad.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 14, 2007, 06:40:50 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 06:41:55 AM
Good Morning To All
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 06:51:43 AM
Thanks to all for your good wishes for last evening.  The benefit cabaret went very well and I think they raised a good amount of money.

Our first show went just fine.  Then, in the second show we loosened up, camped it up a bit more, and just had a really fun time on stage.  And it went over like gangbusters.

Here we are, waiting to go on:



It looks like it was alot of fun. Congratulations

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t87/singdaw/PA130002.jpg?t=1192367061)

Oh, and Dame Edna also made an appearance.  No, that is not also me!

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t87/singdaw/PA130001.jpg?t=1192367104)

It was probably one of the few programs you'll see this year that contained both "The Queen of the Night" aria from Die Zauberflöte and "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:26:03 AM
For MattH and Betty lovers everywhere:

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/images/2007/10/05/uglybetty.jpg)

A nicely done UGLY BETTY BLOG  (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/ugly_betty/index.html)from the LATimes.

der Brucer


Love him and love the show. Justin's attempts to play basketball last week were hilarious. I was a lousy basketball player, but compared to Justin, I was close to NBA levels when I was a kid.

I adored seeing Daniel take an interest in him since (other than Papi) there's no male presence in Justin's life, but I hope the writers aren't going to instigate a "butch-up Justin" motif this season. He's fine just as he is.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:26:55 AM
Good morning!

A very cool morning, but we're getting into the high 70s the next two days. Should still be cool enough to keep the cool inside and heat outside. I just love autumn.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:29:23 AM
I had some time this morning after reading the newspaper, so I watched another NCIS episode. This was the one featuring the automatic car. What an easy mystery to solve! The writers on this show are definitely not interested in setting up baffling puzzles.

Video quality continues to be frustratingly poor. After several episodes in a row, I start to wonder if my equipment is going bad. Then, I pop in a disc I know has a good transfer, and then I can see that Paramount has just made a mediocre product.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:31:04 AM
I'll look forward to seeing LAW & ORDER: CI which (thanks to DR der Brucer) I recorded last night at 11.

I noticed in the weekly TV section of the newspaper today that NBC is going to show L&O:CI on Saturday night (it didn't say which episode). If this is going to become a weekly thing of their broadcasting USA's episodes a week or two later, I'll wait and watch/record the NBC versions since they'll be in HD and the USA versions aren't.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:32:02 AM
Of course, more NCIS for me today. I have one more episode on disc three. Would love to get all the way to disc five if I could by tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 07:36:31 AM
Assuming all goes according to plan, I'll be seeing Ahrens and Flaherty's THE GLORIOUS ONES this afternoon.  I saw it and loved it in Pittsburgh in April, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing it again.  (Dear friend Ronni, who runs the Ahrens & Flaherty official website, is celebrating her birthday today, so a group is going to the show.  I'll be missing the birthday brunch, though, for reasons to do with my hurting left foot.)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 07:39:26 AM
Just saw Friday night's ratings:

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB won the night in total viewers and was the highest rated in ages 18-49. MOONLIGHT finished second in the time period and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS finished slightly above SMACKDOWN. (The baseball playoffs were third).

An auspicious beginning for the show. I'll be eager to see how it fares next week.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:08:33 AM
Heading down now to watch L&O:CI and then start cooking lunch.

Also have laundry to do mid afternoon and the master bath to clean tonight.

A very busy day.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 08:26:44 AM
Lovely performance pics from DR SINGDAW....I am sure you were a smashing success.

I am intrigued by the comments about LEGALLY BLONDE and I may watch some of it today.  Or maybe I am just intrigued by the fit of the band uniforms.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 08:29:11 AM
It is OVER!!!  Finished!!!

The wedding last night was lovely....no major problems.  When my sister posts some pictures, I will add a couple.

Everything was ON TIME and we kept things moving.  We were to be finished by 11:30 - and the happy couple were on their way to the limousine through a street lined with friends holding flaming sparklers at 11:20!!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 08:29:49 AM
They are driving back to Maryland today - and then it's off to Italy on Tuesday....hopefully we will see lots of pictures of Florence....the city not the girl.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 08:30:52 AM
Frances Farmer Presents Page Two Dance.   ;D
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jeanne on October 14, 2007, 09:04:08 AM
Hello, HHW!

JRAND, glad the wedding went well. Given what I've learned about Mercury retrogrades I'm glad to hear that it went so smoothly.

FJL, hope your foot feels better soon.

SINDDAW, thanks for the photos. It looks like you had a grand time!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jeanne on October 14, 2007, 09:08:19 AM
Marvelous Matt is here today and we're trying to finish up the stuff that was forgotten, previously overlooked, etc. Like the kitchen faucet that was replaced only a year or two ago and shouldn't need to be replaced, but does. It wasn't on the list, but is flaky and I'm just plain tired of messing with it.

DR JMK, I do hope that the remaining portion of your kitchen remodel goes smoothly. In my experience, it's the little things that getcha.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: MBarnum on October 14, 2007, 09:17:51 AM
JRand, glad the wedding went well! The sparkler idea sounds great! And Italy for a honeymoon...wow, just like in the movies!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:18:54 AM
Thanks, DR JEANNE.....the Mercury retrograde got us all on the way there...LOL.

DR JMK.....working in front of the people getting paid to work is not unusual when you WANT IT DONE!!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:19:15 AM
JRand, glad the wedding went well! The sparkler idea sounds great! And Italy for a honeymoon...wow, just like in the movies!

Yup.  And watch your mailbox!  8)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:20:17 AM
MR BK there is a flu/bronchitis thing flying around the country.....a doctor's visit might be in order.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: MBarnum on October 14, 2007, 09:21:51 AM
Got back last night from helping my sister babysit little Taylor and Benjamin. A 2 years old and a 5 year old can certainly wear you out. Bosco went with me and loved all the attention from Taylor. In fact I awoke at 5:30 Saturday morning to the sound of Taylor, having snuck into my room, talking to and petting Bosco.

I bought them the set of STINGRAY dvds which they loved and watched practically non-stop! I guess it was a good investment!

We also went on a hayride to the pumpkin patch and then carved scary pumpkins.

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:23:37 AM
Jon Hamm.....MAD MEN.

Has MR BK watched an episode of this series yet?  It is on ON DEMAND.

(http://www.classicstylemag.com/images/Covers/CS4_cover.jpg)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:23:57 AM
Any pumpkin I carved would be a scary pumpkin.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: MBarnum on October 14, 2007, 09:24:08 AM
I will shortly go to what sounds like a huge estate sale over on 25th Street...then will hie myself to Bi-Mart (my old place of employment) to buy some of their gigantic cans of deluxe mixed nuts. Afterward I shall sit on the couch and watch episodes of 87TH PRECINCT.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Ginny on October 14, 2007, 09:35:49 AM
Sunday afternoon greetings!  This morning I saw DH Richard off for his seminary week in Wisconsin, then had a surprise visit from DS Rob and his girlfriend.  They just left, so I'm about to putter a bit.

DR JRand - congrats on the wedding.  Sounds lovely.

BK - take care and please see a physician!  This bug from which DR Vixmom and I are just recovering is a bad one - I was afraid for a while that I had pneumonia again.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:35:50 AM
BK-Healthy Vibes and Marimbas to You
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:37:50 AM
JRand57-

Very Happy that The Wedding went so well.

Congratulations !!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 09:42:56 AM
Thank you DRS GINNY & ARNOLDBROCKMAN.....

DR MBARNUM that sounds like a lovely Sunday plan.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 09:49:27 AM
It must have been our mood last night.  First we watched about 5 minutes of Women’s Detective Club.  My brother hadn’t liked it & Keith highly agreed with him, so after about 5 minutes we switched to Torchwood.  About a quarter of the way through Torchwood I said I wasn’t enjoying the episode.  Keith agreed and we turned it off.  I think at that point he may have taken it off the season pass list.

We then turned on The Reaper and found it much more enjoyable than last week’s episode, its still a keeper. :D

Matt H, we agree on How I Met Your Mother,  which sadly was the worst episode yet.  Since the show continues to go downhill we pulled it from our season pass.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 09:53:00 AM

Cason, it made my morning to see your cute face.

Singdaw you look like you had fun-thanks for the photos.

JRand, more delightful news, a perfect wedding!

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 09:55:38 AM
MBarnum, a could just picture you and Bosco entertaining the little ones.  :)

JFL, I hope your foot stops hurting soon.

Bruce, you know you need to take care of yourself, and be careful for those around you.  You don't want anyone backing out of a show because you made them ill.  Drink lots of fluids & sleep elevated.  Feel better soon.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Noel on October 14, 2007, 09:56:47 AM
hie myself to Bi-Mart (my old place of employment) to buy

Bring your girlfriend...Bring your boyfriend...Bring your girlfriend AND your boyfriend...to Bi-Mart!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:13:07 AM
Bring your girlfriend...Bring your boyfriend...Bring your girlfriend AND your boyfriend...to Bi-Mart!

Very much La Cage and Cabaret
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 10:13:18 AM

Here we are, waiting to go on:


Posing for an Avatar?

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/2016318/283274085.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:15:15 AM
I will shortly go to what sounds like a huge estate sale over on 25th Street...then will hie myself to Bi-Mart (my old place of employment) to buy ....

Insert ACL lyric here.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:16:03 AM
Ok, I'm going to hell... I just posted the last two posts while sitting in my office in the choir loft while Mass is going on downstairs.  
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 10:22:06 AM
I am intrigued by the comments about LEGALLY BLONDE and I may watch some of it today.  Or maybe I am just intrigued by the fit of the band uniforms.

Watch - you'll love the UPS guy!

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 10:25:36 AM
Cillwliz:

You can have Thanksgiving leftovers for your caucus:

NEWSMAX (http://newsmax.com/insidecover/n.h._december_primary/2007/10/12/40396.html)And IOWA, by law, must caucus at least 8 days earlier!

der Brucer



Oh why don't we just vote now and get it over with.   I for one will be glad to have it early.  We've had ads, people knocking on doors, annoying phone calls etc for over a year already.  Let the rest of you deal with the politicians.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 10:31:26 AM
Bruce, you know you need to take care of yourself, and be careful for those around you.  You don't want anyone backing out of a show because you made them ill.  Drink lots of fluids & sleep elevated.  Feel better soon.

You might encourage him to buy, and use, a thermometer.

der Brucer

I wonder if he even knows about the digital ear type?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 10:31:47 AM
Off to eat Latkes.  I read the ticket ... it really is this week.  
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 10:34:19 AM
Let the rest of you deal with the politicians.

Don't worry - they have hundreds of millions of dollars bankrolled for an assaut on us all.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 10:44:47 AM
UPS man?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 10:45:59 AM
Yes indeedy, the UPS man!!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 10:47:09 AM
UPS MAN LEGALLY BLONDE SPOILER














He's got a...package.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:47:20 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Can't tell if I feel better yet, although my tummy still hurts and my back still is achy-breaky.  I seem to be able to breath without coughing, so that's nice.  I slept almost ten hours thanks to NyQuil.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:47:33 AM
Are we STILL on page three?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:47:44 AM
Will we never get to page four?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:47:58 AM
I will single-handedly take us to page four.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:48:58 AM
And no slew of e-mails this morning and no telephonic calls - LOVE that.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:52:17 AM
Kinda slow here.  As is the music coming from the Sanctuary downstairs <yawn>
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:53:51 AM
OUCH, that flute is SOOOO out of tune.  That's what happens when the director doesn't know anything about music, but has done everything the same for 30 + years.  She is under me... but I've given up.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matthew on October 14, 2007, 10:54:09 AM
Are we at page 4?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 11:08:11 AM
You might encourage him to buy, and use, a thermometer.

der Brucer

I wonder if he even knows about the digital ear type?

LOL-I have tried that so very often with other people, always to no avail.  I thought about it, including getting the digital ear type.  They are a bit pricey.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 11:09:09 AM
What has Vixmom been up to?

(http://img.blogads.com/369189152/img.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 11:09:29 AM
Ok, I'm going to hell... I just posted the last two posts while sitting in my office in the choir loft while Mass is going on downstairs.  

 ;D
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 11:14:44 AM
Yes indeedy, the UPS man!!!

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-10/33158195.jpg)

Isn't he the one on the left?

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 11:17:25 AM
And no slew of e-mails this morning and no telephonic calls - LOVE that.

Maybe if you'd put a "little something" on advance sale you'd get some Emails.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 11:22:15 AM
See ya there, DR MATTHEW!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 11:31:14 AM
Just reading up on acid reflux and GERD and PUD - I really don't think that's what I have, although I like the sound of it.  
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:32:16 AM
Good Morning!  Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up.... And.. Well.. I guess - well I did sleep in today.

However, it seems that the radiators were "activated" this morning too.  Guess it's time to take the A/C window units out of the windows.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jeanne on October 14, 2007, 11:33:07 AM
Just reading up on acid reflux and GERD and PUD - I really don't think that's what I have, although I like the sound of it.  

Your symptoms sound to me like a plain old virus, plus exhaustion.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 11:34:20 AM
I agree with Jeanne.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jeanne on October 14, 2007, 11:34:24 AM
Bruce, I doubt that you realize just how resilient you are.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:34:45 AM
Yikes!  Just reading the news about the horrible accident on I-5 in California. :-\
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 11:35:21 AM
I agree with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:35:33 AM
DR singdaw - Glad to hear that everything went well last night.  -And the purple works for you too. ;)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 11:36:03 AM
Yikes!  Just reading the news about the horrible accident on I-5 in California. :-\

Was Buddy Ebsen driving a 1956 Cadillac?  I saw that TV movie and it was a mess....   8)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:36:43 AM
DR JRand - It sounds like you and your family had a loverly wedding weekend.  So, when are you going to Italy? ;)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 11:36:45 AM
Jose, do you mean the one in the tunnel?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jeanne on October 14, 2007, 11:41:28 AM
I agree with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.

 ;D
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:41:55 AM
Was Buddy Ebsen driving a 1956 Cadillac?  I saw that TV movie and it was a mess....   8)

What's scary is that I remember that movie too!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:42:59 AM
Jose, do you mean the one in the tunnel?

Yes.  -I'm still catching up on the news from the past couple of days.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:44:21 AM
Well, I know I had sort of planned to stay in today and take care of some cleaning, but I have a feeling that if I stayed in today, no cleaning would get done.  So, I'm gonna go ahead and head out for a bit.  To where, I do not know right now, but I'm sure I'll end up somewhere.

Laters...
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 11:46:43 AM
Jose, do you mean the one in the tunnel?

Yup, his one:
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_2471_images/1013071405_M_101307_TruckPileup01.jpg)

(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_2471_images/1013071405_M_101307_TruckPileup04.jpg)

I didn't want to disturb the tranquility of your Sunday morn, so I didn't post these earlier.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 11:47:54 AM
To where, I do not know right now, but I'm sure I'll end up somewhere.

The Rambles 8)

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 11:48:51 AM
Yup, his one:
I didn't want to disturb the tranquility of your Sunday morn, so I didn't post these earlier.

der Brucer


Well, you could have just posted links to the pics to keep the tranquility tranquil.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 11:54:39 AM
She is under me...


Really?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 11:57:36 AM
I agree with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.


I agree with DR JRAND57 who agrees with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 12:07:12 PM
Just sitting here like so much fish.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 12:37:26 PM

We then turned on The Reaper and found it much more enjoyable than last week’s episode, its still a keeper. :D


I'm stuck on THE REAPER, too.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 12:38:56 PM
I will shortly go to what sounds like a huge estate sale over on 25th Street...then will hie myself to Bi-Mart (my old place of employment) to buy some of their gigantic cans of deluxe mixed nuts. Afterward I shall sit on the couch and watch episodes of 87TH PRECINCT.

Bi-Mart?
Does it cater to the needs of BIsexuals?  BIpeds?  BIographers? BInaries?  Do tell, we have no BI-Marts in Pittsburgh. . .
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:39:57 PM
Dear Edisaurus,

My friends in Long Beach solicit your sympathy:

"In implementing the city's water-use rules, which limit lawn irrigation to three days a week among other restrictions, Long Beach Water Department officials say they hope to educate residents and encourage water conservation."

der Brucer

This water crisis in a city whose citizens oppose the use of grey water for golf course and city parks maintenance!

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 12:40:27 PM
UPS MAN LEGALLY BLONDE SPOILER














He's got a...package.

Yes, indeedy, he DOES!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 12:43:09 PM
I agree with DR JRAND57 who agrees with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.
And I agree with DR TCB who agrees with DR JANE who agrees with DR JEANNE.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 12:44:38 PM
Just sitting here like so much fish.
You should sit there and watch CRUISING, though the supplemental features are indeed weak, especially Friedkin's commentary which basically is a narration of the film's narrative. . .yeeesh!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 12:46:13 PM
Will we never get to page five?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 12:46:32 PM
Still having chills - perhaps I'll go out and get some nice, hot soup.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 12:59:43 PM
Bi-Mart?
Does it cater to the needs of BIsexuals?  BIpeds?  BIographers? BInaries?  Do tell, we have no BI-Marts in Pittsburgh. . .

They are endemic to the Pacific Northwest:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1327/909820266_a10e96e022.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/60234292_2c98cb13d8.jpg?v=0)

(http://www.bimart.com/images/wa-or-id-map.gif)

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:00:04 PM
Push towards Page Five  - - but, don't go into the light. . .
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:00:58 PM
Just felt like saying "Walla Walla, Washington."
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:02:06 PM
DR Der Brucer - which Bi-Mart is the one DR MBarnum used to work at?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:02:33 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON[/move]
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:03:19 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON[/move]
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:03:50 PM
[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%]WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON[/move]
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:04:25 PM
[move=down,scroll,6,transparent,100%]WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON[/move]
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:05:22 PM
DR singdaw - I truly adored the pictures of your event!  Lovely shade of violet, too!   :-*
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:06:02 PM
. . .and we're STILL on page four!?!?!?   :o
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:07:01 PM
CA Tunnel fire update:

29 Vehicles
3 fatalities

Structural integrity of tunnel still in doudt (and since the truck tunnel runs underneth the regular Interstate, the safety of the entire Interstate 5 is cloudy.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 01:07:34 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]C R U I S I N G[/move]
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:08:24 PM
DR Der Brucer - which Bi-Mart is the one DR MBarnum used to work at?

I know not.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:15:24 PM
I agree. The election is over a year away, and I'm already sick of it all. And the solicitations are only going to get worse.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 01:19:42 PM
I know not.

But it obviously had its effect.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:19:50 PM
Page Five Harry and Lupin Dance!!!


Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:21:02 PM
I spent most of the afternoon watching NCIS episodes. Wow! Tony's girl friend was also the former girl friend of the dead agent who had lost her by cheating on her and was also semi0-stalking her before his death.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 01:21:37 PM
I enjoyed the viewing of Legally Blonde.  No, it's not My Fair Lady, but it's competent and fun and entertaining.  Could do without the shrieky audience, however.  And the three young MTV "hosts" who sit there like so much fish.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:23:02 PM
There was also on the special features another cast roundtable discussion. Again, most of the questions sent in by fans were kind of lame, and there's too much backslapping (e.g. Mark Harmon telling Lauren Holly that this role on the show is the best acting of her career. If this is the best, . . . .: I think she's awful on the show.)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 01:23:10 PM
DR JRand57, glad to hear that all went well with the wedding.  Would love to see some photos when you get them eventually.

DR FJL, ***LEFT FOOT FORWARD VIBES*** to you!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:24:50 PM
I did watch LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Michael O'Keefe as the SOB of all SOBs ever. Good gracious he was a smug %^$*&#@! Of course, excellent acting; I believed every second of his performance!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:25:14 PM
I still have a couple of more episodes on disc 4, and then there are two featurettes on the disc, too.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:25:48 PM
Of course, I'll be looking forward to DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS later tonight. I'll also be recording DEXTER.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:32:27 PM
LA Tunnel mess:

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-10/33217670.jpg)
LA TIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crash14oct14,0,5138241.story?coll=la-home-center)

Quote
Truck drivers say that stretch of the I-5 is a treacherous blend of darkness, blind spots and curves. Rain magnifies the dangers.

By Deborah Schoch and Jason Song, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
October 14, 2007

Big-rig drivers say they dread the tunnel. Some call it the worst in the state. The traffic lanes curve left toward Los Angeles and then, abruptly, the drivers find themselves in the tunnel, blinded in the dark.

"You don't see what's ahead until you get in the tunnel," said another trucker, Luis Ceja, 49, of Norwalk, who estimates he has been through the I-5 tunnel more than 100 times.

"It's like you're going blind," Ceja said. "The tunnel's so dark -- you only have a second to react."

Veteran truck drivers say the treacherous 550-foot-long tunnel near Santa Clarita mixes three of the problems they dread most -- darkness, blind spots and curves

The southbound I-5 truck tunnel can be treacherous in the rain, said Evangelista, who drives for Rapid Transfer Express and was headed for San Diego on Saturday night.

According to Bill Hoffer, a spokesman for the National Weather Service, a slight rain began falling in the Santa Clarita area Friday afternoon.

"When it rains, the water won't evaporate," Evangelista said. "It's a lake of oil and water, and it's real easy to slide on it," he said, shouting over the roar of his big rig. This is the worst time of year for those conditions, he said, before the rainy season begins. "When you're going fast, right after it rains, you're not giving yourself a chance."

He agreed that the curve on the tunnel approach is treacherous: "The curve plays a big role, too. If you're going too fast, you're dead meat."

der Brucer




Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 01:34:26 PM
Beware the steam room!

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/RxAI2vsMDrI/AAAAAAAAA0E/nJxZhRsuoBw/s400/The+Ritz+2+-+Joan+Marcus.jpg)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:35:42 PM
And the three young MTV "hosts" who sit there like so much fish.

Please...our fish posters might take offense.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: singdaw on October 14, 2007, 01:37:42 PM
Surely he's choking?

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/RxJN0_sMDxI/AAAAAAAAA00/q0LgDZUaxO4/s400/Qweb.jpg)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 01:45:09 PM
Heading down to clean the bathrooms and then back to TV for the evening.

WBBL.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:51:46 PM
BORJASBLOG (http://borjas.typepad.com/the_borjas_blog/2007/10/money-cant-buy-.html)

Quote
Money Can't Buy You Taste

It is said that David Lee Roth, the original lead singer of Van Halen, once said that "Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht and you can sail pretty close to it." And economists know quite well that money generates income effects that increase utility.
But apparently money can't buy you taste. Look at the house that Sim Jae-Duck, the "chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association" built for himself and his brood:
(http://borjas.typepad.com/the_borjas_blog/images/2007/10/11/toilet_house.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 01:53:54 PM
Surely he's choking?

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/RxJN0_sMDxI/AAAAAAAAA00/q0LgDZUaxO4/s400/Qweb.jpg)

If his name is Michael, this might be the Hi-Mick maneuver.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 02:26:32 PM
Finished one motion picture on DVD.  I'm TIVOing Legally Blonde today at four, but shouldn't that mean one?  Yesterday when I tried to watch the one it was really ten and I missed it.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 02:42:42 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]C R U I S I N G[/move]


Is there something poltical about cruising from the left?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Edisaurus on October 14, 2007, 02:45:41 PM
Dear Edisaurus,

My friends in Long Beach solicit your sympathy:

"In implementing the city's water-use rules, which limit lawn irrigation to three days a week among other restrictions, Long Beach Water Department officials say they hope to educate residents and encourage water conservation."

der Brucer

This water crisis in a city whose citizens oppose the use of grey water for golf course and city parks maintenance!



We wouldn't have a problem if we didn't give all our water to the folks in Alabammy who don't even need it as bad as we do. We only have 4 months of water left. My whole yard is just about dead, except for the weeds.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 02:46:13 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]C R U I S I N G[/move]


Or would that be, cruising to the right?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Edisaurus on October 14, 2007, 02:48:56 PM
DR Singdaw, I love the photos you posted. And I, too, like your purple accessories!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 02:52:57 PM








                   WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON






td, I am sure you would be popular if you visited Walla Walla.  It is the home of the Washington State Penitentiary.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 02:57:28 PM
Surely he's choking?

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/RxJN0_sMDxI/AAAAAAAAA00/q0LgDZUaxO4/s400/Qweb.jpg)


I am not asking for his name or his phone number, slingblade; but from what show is that photo?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 03:17:05 PM
Hi folks,

I had hoped to be on line sooner but I got involved in some house work.  I have go cook dinner as well.  Sigh.

How much time could be saved it we didn't have to eat?  No more going shopping for groceries, etc.  Not to mention the money we would save.

I have been wavering on going to Pittsburgh over the Veterans Day Holiday (which is also Mom's birthday November 10th) but honestly thought I would wait until May of next year.  

That changed when I just received an email from my niece, Marie, that said she stopped by the grave today and they never covered it with grass or put the date when Mom passed on the head stone.  I WILL make the trip and everything had better be right or heads will roll.  

I've already sent a tart email to the cemetary expressing my displeasure and putting them on notice that I WILL be inspecting the graves when I come up.

I've been worried about it.  I knew I shouldn't just walk away and think things would be done with out my checking up on them.



Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 03:53:58 PM
Is there something poltical about cruising from the left?
Perhaps it's apolitical.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 03:55:08 PM
td, I am sure you would be popular if you visited Walla Walla.  It is the home of the Washington State Penitentiary.

Did you ever drop the soap there, DR TCB?   ;)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 04:23:01 PM
DR Der Brucer - which Bi-Mart is the one DR MBarnum used to work at?

The one we shop at in Ashland.  I'm trying to remember if he also worked at another location.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 04:25:05 PM
What exactly does one buy at Bi-Mart?  BIcycles?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 04:34:28 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 04:34:43 PM
Will we never get to page six?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 04:35:06 PM
I put on another motion picture on DVD and was out like a light for about seventy minutes.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 04:35:30 PM
So it is written, so it shall be done - page six.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 04:37:48 PM
Sorry, I stepped away to make dinner and the word got out that I'm going to Pittsburgh and my other niece, Debi, called me to ask if it was true.

It looks like I am going.  I wanted to stay at the same hotel but Debi wants me to come to her house.  I never expected that.  
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 04:48:23 PM
Hi Danise.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 04:55:25 PM
Bi-Mart is an interesting store and far from fancy.  You need a membership card to shop there, but anyone can get one.  They aren't your usual drug store....http://www.bimart.com
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 05:08:00 PM
Did you ever drop the soap there, DR TCB?   ;)


Are you kidding?  When I was younger, the guys would drop the soap for me.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 05:09:08 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?

No, it is apparently a slow month.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 05:11:04 PM
Are you kidding?  When I was younger, the guys would drop the soap for me.

Oh?  They wanted you to scrub their backs?   ???
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 05:12:15 PM
DR Danise - I know that you'll most likely be busy, and I'll have "Black Friday" at Borders to deal with, BUT, let's try to find a way to hook up while you're in the 'burgh.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 05:13:01 PM
No, it is apparently a slow month.

No, a slow month would be January. . as in molasses in. . .
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 05:16:41 PM
LA Tunnel mess:

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-10/33217670.jpg)
LA TIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crash14oct14,0,5138241.story?coll=la-home-center)der Brucer

I'm glad we weren't part of that mess while driving to L.A.  I'm sure we go past that tunnel all the time but have never gone through it.  I'm not even sure where it is.  I asked a friend and she said she only went in once, by mistake when she didn't get over fast enough.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 05:18:18 PM
td, which Borders are you working at?  I went to one with Craig but I'm not sure which one.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 05:26:37 PM
Td, since Danise left I removed my post, and emailed her directly, asking if she has the day after Thanksgiving off.  She actually posted she will be going to Pittsburgh over Veteran's Day weekend.  I was just curious if one holiday might be better.  I expect she prefers to go on her Mother's birthday.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 05:28:18 PM
I am watching LEGALLY BLONDE.....but didn't watch the first hour so I may have missed the UPS man.

The hosts, as has been written here....are worthless....but the show is sweet and fun.

Leading lady seems to be doing a LOT of Nicole Sullivan schtick, though.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 05:29:35 PM
Good Evening!

Well... I went by the theatre to check on the rehearsal schedule for this week, and ended up having a nice chat with the associate conductor.  Then I walked over to The York, and found out that tonight's performance of The Body Beautiful was Sold Out - and the waiting list was already quite long.  So...  I just walked around midtown for a while enjoying the wonderful Fall evening. :)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 05:31:00 PM
td, which Borders are you working at?  I went to one with Craig but I'm not sure which one.

I'll be at the Borders in the Pittsburgh Mills; I would think that the Borders you went to was in East Liberty - which is a truly incredible store in one of the worst locations in Pittsburgh.

http://www.bordersstores.com/locator/displayMap.do?storeId=654 (http://www.bordersstores.com/locator/displayMap.do?storeId=654)
http://www.bordersstores.com/locator/displayMap.do?storeId=457 (http://www.bordersstores.com/locator/displayMap.do?storeId=457)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 05:34:56 PM
LEGALLY BLONDE is certainly helped a great deal by the PHYSICAL PRODUCTION!!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 05:39:39 PM
DR Danise - I know that you'll most likely be busy, and I'll have "Black Friday" at Borders to deal with, BUT, let's try to find a way to hook up while you're in the 'burgh.

Sounds like a plan.  I'd enjoy that.  :)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 05:39:58 PM
Td, That's the one we went to, and yes it was a very nice Border's.  It wasn't a very pretty area but we seemed to go there a number of times.   I think there was also a Whole Foods around there.

We seemed to go everywhere around Pittsburgh.  I don't think I ever drove so much in my life.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 05:40:25 PM
Sorry but the phone calls and emails have been flying since I said I'd be going up.  

Family--what can I say?  :)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 05:43:22 PM
DR Danise - Give 'em heck!!!  And then some!!!!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 05:47:14 PM
It looks like I'm coming up on Friday and will be in Pittsburgh at about 7:30 PM.  I'll be going home on Monday early in the morning.  

I'm sorry that Friday would be a bad day for you TD because I could have come up a bit sooner so we could meet then.  I'll be coming up later because it will be a good time for Debi to pick me up at the airport.  I guess you don't get that weekend off like we do down here.  Oh course, I do work for the government.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 05:54:50 PM
Sorry but the phone calls and emails have been flying since I said I'd be going up.  

Family--what can I say?  :)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 06:13:10 PM
Good heavens - I just saw the UPS man in LEGALLY BLONDE.

Good heavens.

AND - is that exercise girl's vocal taped, because her singing doesn't reflect her over exertion at all....
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 06:22:30 PM
Remember when Sunday night was

The Ed Sullivan Show OR Walt Disney"s Wonderful World of Color

Car 54 Where are You?

Bonanza

High Chapparal

And What's My Line
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 06:23:18 PM
Wow DRJOSE - I thought I was the only one who remembered SMASH-UP ON INTERSTATE 5....

also starring Vera Miles, David Groh, and Harriet Nelson
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: TCB on October 14, 2007, 06:40:20 PM
Oh?  They wanted you to scrub their backs?   ???


No, the floors.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 06:51:08 PM
Let me get this straight - we're STILL on page six?  This will not do, oh, yes, this will not do.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 06:55:11 PM
Good heavens - I just saw the UPS man in LEGALLY BLONDE.

Good heavens.

AND - is that exercise girl's vocal taped, because her singing doesn't reflect her over exertion at all....

Ah... Andy Karl.  *They sell t-shirts that say, "I've got a package for you".  Would you like one?

As for the exercise girls' vocal.. She really sings it.  However, it does sound like it may have been "sweetened" for the broadcast.  But, I will say that that is one of the healthiest ensembles on Broadway right now, so she's been conditioned well.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 07:06:19 PM
Ah... Andy Karl.  *They sell t-shirts that say, "I've got a package for you".  Would you like one?

As for the exercise girls' vocal.. She really sings it.  However, it does sound like it may have been "sweetened" for the broadcast.  But, I will say that that is one of the healthiest ensembles on Broadway right now, so she's been conditioned well.

Of course....though I might be prosecuted for false advertising!  ;D
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 07:06:29 PM
I have been on the phone talking to Danise.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 07:06:53 PM
Page Seven Dance of the Seven Veils....or rather...

TWIST of the seven veils....
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Danise on October 14, 2007, 07:07:13 PM
Jane wanted me to post for Dear TD, I'm coming to Pittsburgh on November 9th not the Friday after Thanksgiving.  

Good night all!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 07:08:29 PM
I ended up with a nice feeling about LEGALLY BLONDE and think I would probably like it a lot more ONSTAGE than the I did on TV...although I have no complaints....

Nice!  And fun....and a lot of people having a lot of fun onstage and offstage.  Not sure I could take much of the HIGH SCHOOL MTV type of audience behavior....drives me crazy.....but that's okay.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 07:09:09 PM
I have a $50 American Express gift certificate.....I wonder what I want to buy?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jrand70 on October 14, 2007, 07:10:45 PM
What was everyone's beginning salary at their first tax-paying job?

I made $1.35 per hour during the summer between my junior and senior high classes working as a stock clerk at Columbia Wholesale....my father was a salesman there.  Take home pay was usually about $35!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 07:17:15 PM
DR Jose, when Sam and I saw Legally Blonde, Laura Bell held the last note on So Much Better. Both Sam and I commented on how long she had to hold that.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 07:18:47 PM
The summer I turned 14, I worked full time at a mom and pop grocery store and was paid $2.00 per hour. My take home after SS was taken out (I didn't make enough for withholding) was $75.32
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 07:19:01 PM
My mother watched LEGALLY BLONDE on MTV yesterday afternoon, and she really enjoyed it; I got tired of all the commercial breaks, so my watching was between loads of laundry. . .
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 14, 2007, 07:21:51 PM
Good evening, fellow Dear Readers. I am home from my thrilling weekend in Pomona.

They kept us busy from 7:30 a.m. until about 9 p.m. at night. I would have loved to have called BK about some pancakes, but I never had any time.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 07:22:02 PM
Who keeps deleting posts?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 07:22:52 PM
I started working for $1.00 an hour at age fourteen, assisting my dad loading pastry trucks on Saturday mornings - 4:00am to 12:00pm - and the boss always gave me $10.00 per day; the alliterative company was Princess Pastries of Parnassus, Pennsylvania.  I worked there for seven years, mostly weekends, but, during summer vacations, I was there five days a week, most often in the pastry prep areas.
Continuing with the alliteration, my next job (and horrible - it was) was for Frontier Fabricators, a sheet metal operation.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 07:23:11 PM
I'm glad we weren't part of that mess while driving to L.A.  I'm sure we go past that tunnel all the time but have never gone through it.  I'm not even sure where it is.  I asked a friend and she said she only went in once, by mistake when she didn't get over fast enough.

The tunnel in question is south of the Grapevine and north of Magic Mountain. It is intended for trucks, but cars may use it. The signage suggests that all cars should stay on the main freeway, which goes over the hill, not through it.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 07:24:01 PM
DR Jose, when Sam and I saw Legally Blonde, Laura Bell held the last note on So Much Better. Both Sam and I commented on how long she had to hold that.

Good to know.  I had heard reports that she took the breath the night of the taping, and I was wondering if they were going to edit in an uninterrupted note.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 07:32:32 PM
Remember when Sunday night was

The Ed Sullivan Show OR Walt Disney"s Wonderful World of Color

Car 54 Where are You?

Bonanza

High Chapparal

And What's My Line

Or What about The Steve Allen Show
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Edisaurus on October 14, 2007, 07:35:09 PM
Or What about The Steve Allen Show

I ordered a book by Grant Geissman "Collectably Mad" that had a bit written by Steve Allen. Greg got his hands on the book first and wouldn't let it go. He read a bit that Steve Allen had written for MAD and was laughing so hard he could barely read it to me!

Steve was awesome.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Edisaurus on October 14, 2007, 07:37:02 PM
A winner of the Johnny Mercer Award presented at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

(Her cup runneth over!)

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Angela on October 14, 2007, 07:37:32 PM
The tunnel in question is south of the Grapevine and north of Magic Mountain. It is intended for trucks, but cars may use it. The signage suggests that all cars should stay on the main freeway, which goes over the hill, not through it.

der Brucer

Well, DERBRUCER -- you got part of it right.  The tunnels are technically in the area around the Hwy-14 & I-5 interchange, SOUTH of Magic Mountain and the Santa Clarita area.  This is the same area which was greatly devasted by the Northridge Earthquake.  The Grapevine is indeed to the north, about 40 or so miles.  :)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Jane on October 14, 2007, 07:42:02 PM
Hi Angela. We have good friends who live near there, fortunately they are out of town.

My first paycheck was $1.25 an hour at the Bruin Theater in Westwood.

'night
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Angela on October 14, 2007, 07:42:05 PM
Since I come from the Central Valley of California, I-5 is my lifeline to Los Angeles.  Guess I can't blame the snow on closing the interstate this time.  One to Two inches of snow and the area panics then closes the freeway.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 07:44:47 PM
What was everyone's beginning salary at their first tax-paying job?


$0.50/hour as a hospital laboratory messenger (part time) while in high school.

Upon graduation I went to work for a bank in the duplication department (momeograph operator) for $0.75/hour.

While at the Naval Academy I was paid $115.00/ month.

Upon college graduation I was paid $230/month.

Upon leaving the service, 10 years later, I earned $1000/month in my first civilian job.

der Brucer

Of course off the books, while in high school, I collected $1.00/hour for gardening and baby-sitting (twice the minimum wage!) My Jewish-widow neighbors paid top dollar for my super luck with bedded plants, particularly roses (and I was on the clock when I sat and listened to their stories of "way back then".) I was one of the few male baby-sitters that could stay out past midnight on week nights and be counted on to prepare dinner, clean up, and tend to pre-schoolers (including infants).



Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 07:45:26 PM
A winner of the Johnny Mercer Award presented at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

(Her cup runneth over!)



I really enjoyed her show last year...I think it was last year...they all run together
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Angela on October 14, 2007, 07:45:28 PM
Hi Jane -- fortunate for your friends.  I was lucky myself.  If it would have happened a week earlier, I would have been stuck in the mess as I was driving home from the Burbank airport.

My first job was $1.90 an hour.  Worked at a dress shop on the weekends and after school.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 07:46:36 PM
Well, DERBRUCER -- you got part of it right.  The tunnels are technically in the area around the Hwy-14 & I-5 interchange, SOUTH of Magic Mountain and the Santa Clarita area.  This is the same area which was greatly devasted by the Northridge Earthquake.  The Grapevine is indeed to the north, about 40 or so miles.  :)

You're correct - it's been a while.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Angela on October 14, 2007, 07:47:36 PM
You're correct - it's been a while.

der Brucer

no problemo!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Angela on October 14, 2007, 07:50:00 PM
Is anyone going to the "Two's Company" benefit next month?  BK mentioned that they have only sold 250 tickets so far. :(
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 08:01:02 PM
On LEGALLY BLONDE:

I enjoyed it more the second time through.

The particulary good use of multiple camera shots for much of the ensemble dancing suggests to me that a considerable amount of post production editing was done. The show had a nice cinematic feel to it - didn't seem like a TV broadcast of a stage show. The musical numbers may not be "hummable" but they do a splendid job of moving the emotional thread of the story.

A better show than the Tony-winning Will Rogers Follies, in my opinion.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 08:04:58 PM
A winner of the Johnny Mercer Award presented at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

(Her cup runneth over!)



Was this photo before or after her 1986 implant reductions?

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:07:13 PM
Count me in the camp of someone who is not enjoying the MTV version of Legally Blonde.  Haven't seen it in the theater, but it just feels so processed to me - strictly of the Jack O'Brien school of musicals, which is not my favorite.  And the songs just don't do it for me.  If you want my opinion, our own Skip does this sort of thing so much better.

I don't like the camerawork (especially those inane shots from BEHIND) and those three dorky MTV girls tell you everything that's wrong with the world today and why young girls are so, well, young (and old at the same time).  Of course, the nadir was when they said you could order the "soundtrack" online.  Note to idiots - soundtracks are for movies, original cast albums are for shows.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:07:44 PM
Someone's deleting posts?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 14, 2007, 08:08:41 PM
Feeling better tonight, BK?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 08:11:34 PM
Of course, the nadir was when they said you could order the "soundtrack" online.  Note to idiots - soundtracks are for movies, original cast albums are for shows.

Sorry, bk, but to the MTV audience they are all "soundtracks" - and many record stores categorize them together.

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:11:41 PM
A bit better than yesterday, I think, but not really.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:11:54 PM
I had chicken soup for dinner.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:12:13 PM
Will we never get to page nine?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:12:29 PM
I guess I'll go watch more Legally Blonde now.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 08:13:43 PM
Someone's deleting posts?

A careful reading of today's posts indicate two separate incidences of post removals (and I was a party to one them).

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:16:28 PM
What was everyone's beginning salary at their first tax-paying job?


My dad had a jewelry store and I worked for him for years wrapping wedding gifts, delivering them, and doing grunt work in the back of the store like polishing silver, engraving Bibles, etc. I never got paid a dime. But I'm not complaining. My parents and I had a great understanding. I didn't get an allowance or get paid for working at the store, but most things I would ask for, within reason, were bought for me. As long as I didn't abuse this system, it worked fine for me.

The first paying job I had was after my freshman year in college. I worked in the proof department of the largest bank in our town. I made $1.60 an hour.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:19:07 PM
Again, I spent most of the evening with NCIS. My goodness, they threw romantic subplots like mad into the show this season. Jethro, Tony, Palmer, and Ziva all have one or more episodes where there's romance blooming. Ziva's was the sweetest episode, so far my favorite of the season.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:20:39 PM
I listened to two commentaries with Sean Murphy, neither very interesting. David McCallum had a wonderful one; he's such a classy man. Michael Weatherly's was fun but it was basically babbling about hair styles and clothes and not much behind the scenes information about the making of the episode.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 08:21:39 PM
My first real summer job at age 14 paid $1.85 per hour - a very strange hourly rate, if you ask me.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:21:40 PM
I was going to continue with LEGALLY BLONDE but I was getting close to the end of disc 5, so I continued watching NCIS episodes. Still have 5 more episodes to go plus a bunch more special features.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 08:23:40 PM
David McCallum (mentioned in MattH's post) was one of the stars of Skip's show TIME AND AGAIN at Manhattan Theatre Club about six years ago.  What a lovely man!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:24:00 PM
I enjoyed DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES tonight. Nice to see Polly Bergen back on the show. Nathan Fillion was really smokin' hot tonight.

The gay couple joins the show next week.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 08:24:21 PM
I watched Black Book today. It was part of the summer film series here and I missed it. Everyone raved about it, but I guess I'm just not really into the war/spy movie genre.  It was ok, but I guess I expected more. Next is The Wind That Blows the Barley...I think that's the name of it
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:25:42 PM
BROTHERS & SISTERS had a fine episode, very moving.




















I felt bad for Tommy and for, of course, Justin. Nice to see Scottie again.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 08:27:19 PM
I have been extremely happy with my Netflix this time around. If I mail this back tomorrow I'll have my next movie by Wednesday. That's quick and it's been pretty consistent.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:29:58 PM
McCallum was wonderful in Time And Again.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:30:12 PM
Why did people remove posts?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:31:39 PM
And the big Legally Blonde question of the night: WHERE ARE THE MICS?  Clearly someone at MTV made the decision not to have them, as there's not a one in sight.  So, how did they mic the show for those performances?  Huh?  Unless they taped one without and audience and that's what's making up the bulk of the broadcast.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:31:56 PM
My poor tummy turmoil is so annoying.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:32:32 PM
And these endless commercial breaks and backstage bits - nothing like taking you right out of the story.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 08:32:45 PM
Will we never get to page nine?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:35:41 PM
Yes, I really hated the commercials, but I guess that's the price we pay for a free showing on TV. Still annoying. Thankfully, I can speed through them once I finally can get around to watching the rest of it.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:37:17 PM
I recorded DEXTER tonight, so I may get to it tomorrow. FInishing NCIS is the #1 priority.

COLD CASE started late tonight, so I've just decided that I will not bother recording it when it begins late. I'll either catch the reruns or just miss it. It's not like there aren't plenty of other things to watch.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Matt H. on October 14, 2007, 08:37:44 PM
Now, I have a bit of writing to do and then will head down to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 08:42:33 PM
Why did people remove posts?

Because sometimes we have second thoughts about "taste".

der Brucer
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 14, 2007, 08:47:10 PM
My poor tummy turmoil is so annoying.

Pepcid Complete -- the product with the red cap.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: Cillaliz on October 14, 2007, 09:06:00 PM
I have gotten quite a bit accomplished today, cleaning, sorting and throwing many things away.   Now I must sleep...
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:08:26 PM
I watched Black Book today. It was part of the summer film series here and I missed it. Everyone raved about it, but I guess I'm just not really into the war/spy movie genre.  It was ok, but I guess I expected more. Next is The Wind That Blows the Barley...I think that's the name of it

The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:16:40 PM
And if by wizardry we are on Page Nine
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:18:02 PM
WHERE ARE THE MICS?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:19:15 PM
After hearing so much about the brilliance of Bend And Snap, what a disappointment.  Jerry Mitchell just doesn't have it, I'm afraid.  And that whole Greek chorus thing is annoying to me because they don't obey the rules they set up.  And the UPS Man was just so, Jerry Mitchell.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:19:52 PM
Oh, well, on to the end.  I like courtroom stuff, so maybe this part will appeal to me more.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:21:55 PM
Mind you, it's all very slick and packaged, with those awful moving lights and concert lighting - but those screaming teens who are so obviously being led to scream in the oddest places.  I am amazed that they didn't sweeten some of the jokes that just didn't land for this audience (or audiences).  But when they laugh, boy do they pump the volume - but those screams are cheerled by people in the audience.  And how about the LIGHTING on the audience.  How stupid is that?
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 09:24:04 PM
Brilliance of Bend and Snap?  No way.  It makes the leading lady recede into part of the chorus, a big error IMHO, even though I love the show.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:24:18 PM
After hearing so much about the brilliance of Bend And Snap, what a disappointment.  Jerry Mitchell just doesn't have it, I'm afraid.  And that whole Greek chorus thing is annoying to me because they don't obey the rules they set up.  And the UPS Man was just so, Jerry Mitchell.

I agree BK. They disbanded The Greek Chorus completely in The Second Act.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 14, 2007, 09:30:11 PM
It will be very interesting to see how much longer Legally Blonde runs on Broadway. And I truly believe that they really are missing the boat on the possibility of The Road Company of the show ever succeeding.The only hope they have is if the DVD, of what I call a dreadful show, is released
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:32:38 PM
Every review I read couldn't stop talking about the brilliance of the Bend And Snap staging - which, to my eye, was awful - no build, no fun, no focus.  If that's what makes up a show-stopping number these days, no wonder musicals are in such shape as they are.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 09:33:19 PM
In other words - the new guys should learn from people like Bennett and Fosse and Champion about build and focus and yes bend and snap.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: FJL on October 14, 2007, 09:36:02 PM
All this talk of dance numbers is making my foot hurt.  :)

Off to bed with me and my foot.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 09:41:36 PM
Hmmm... I don't really remember that much buzz over the "Bend and Snap" number.  People were just glad to know that one of the funniest scenes in the movie was included in the stage musical.  -It also works better when you see the reactions of everyone in the beauty parlor instead of just the close-ups.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 14, 2007, 09:45:25 PM
As for the mics... Well, I will say that even "live" a lot of the mics are well hidden.  -And I was afraid they were going to go ahead and resort to those telephone operator ones just to be "hip".  Laura Bell has a couple of different wigs, and her mics are built into them, and since most of the other women in the show are wigged, their mics are also well-camouflaged.

*I'm also wondering if some of the mics were edited out digitally.  ???

**And, yes, they did do a taping with no audience.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: td on October 14, 2007, 09:46:11 PM
I didn't like the courtroom scene/song; but I did enjoy "Bend and Snap."  I hadn't heard any of the score until yesterday's tv broadcast - it's totally unmemorable.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 14, 2007, 09:52:18 PM
What is it, fish?

YES:

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/101407_shark01.jpg)
Northwest Florida Daily News

That's Some Fish: Record-Breaking Shark
Six friends went to a Florida fishing tournament to catch some grouper but caught an 844-pound shark instead.

der Brucer

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:13:06 PM
I realized the gals' mics could be in the wigs, but that doesn't explain a) the lack of wires going up the back of the head, or b) why no male in the MTV version has a mic.  I suspect they taped them without mics when there was no audience, because otherwise I just don't get it.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:14:13 PM
Gay Or European was cheap and again took me out of the story because it just stops everything to have a big comedy number that has no reality to it.  I don't mind that as long as it's set up somewhere, but it's not.  
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: bk on October 14, 2007, 10:14:36 PM
I think I'll take a nice, hot shower now and wash the chills down the drain.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: George on October 14, 2007, 11:23:05 PM
What was everyone's beginning salary at their first tax-paying job?

I made $1.35 per hour during the summer between my junior and senior high classes working as a stock clerk at Columbia Wholesale....my father was a salesman there.  Take home pay was usually about $35!

My first job was at $3.35 an hour. :) I've certainly moved up in the world.
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: George on October 14, 2007, 11:41:18 PM
And the big Legally Blonde question of the night: WHERE ARE THE MICS?  Clearly someone at MTV made the decision not to have them, as there's not a one in sight.  So, how did they mic the show for those performances?  Huh?  Unless they taped one without and audience and that's what's making up the bulk of the broadcast.

At one point, Christian Borle had one in his right side upper hairline.  I don't remember where it was in the show, but I only saw it the one time...that I noticed.

Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: George on October 14, 2007, 11:43:10 PM
It is OVER!!!  Finished!!!

The wedding last night was lovely....no major problems.  When my sister posts some pictures, I will add a couple.

Everything was ON TIME and we kept things moving.  We were to be finished by 11:30 - and the happy couple were on their way to the limousine through a street lined with friends holding flaming sparklers at 11:20!!!

Great news on the wedding front!  And Italy for the honeymoon...wow! :)
Title: Re:ACHY-BREAKY BK
Post by: George on October 14, 2007, 11:46:57 PM
Mind you, it's all very slick and packaged, with those awful moving lights and concert lighting - but those screaming teens who are so obviously being led to scream in the oddest places.  I am amazed that they didn't sweeten some of the jokes that just didn't land for this audience (or audiences).  But when they laugh, boy do they pump the volume - but those screams are cheerled by people in the audience.  And how about the LIGHTING on the audience.  How stupid is that?

The screaming got annoying very quickly and the lighting the audience just made no sense. :-\