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Title: THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 12:24:37 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes weren't too sucky, and now it is time for you to post until the sucky cows come home.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 12:25:21 AM
And the word of the day is: MAGNILOQUENT!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 12:39:11 AM
Will we never get to page two?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 12:39:33 AM
Will the stupid Time Warner cable ever stop dropping signal?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 12:39:58 AM
Well, I guess I shall be on my way to the bedroom environment.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 01:29:37 AM
Click HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baykZwyC6IY&feature=user) for a clip of "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow/Love Will See Us Through" with the original Broadway cast on the David Frost show!! :D
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 02:01:28 AM
Thanks for that clip link, DR George!  :D   I had not seen that before.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 02:01:58 AM
Glad that the Vixter's concert went well and was a positive experience.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 02:02:34 AM
***COPING VIBES*** for bk!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 02:05:11 AM
Hi, Singdaw.  Check THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIof8V3-3rA&NR=1) out...it's Liz Callaway in the original Broadway production of Baby!  Think about that...sneaking a 1983 video camera in into a theater. ;D
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 04, 2008, 04:44:35 AM
And the word of the day is: MAGNILOQUENT!

And The Song Of The Day Is: IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 04:50:30 AM
Good morning, all! Today, everything works! Perhaps my iMac was in shock over its move last night?

I loved the Masterpiece Theatre drama on Jane Austen's later life; very well done and moving. I recommend next week's 3-part PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to everyone.

The laundry is in, and I have a brief trek to the bank.  After that, I will work here and await my two deliveries from UPS and Staples.

Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: FJL on February 04, 2008, 05:37:50 AM
All caught up.

It's so much easier for me to catch up when I read HHW as a break from tax returns.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 05:50:25 AM
La de DAH de dah dah.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 05:51:00 AM
Yes DR JANE - Mr Frank Sinatra insisted that his character still be alive and kicking at the end of YOUNG AT HEART, unlike that of John Garfield in the original.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 05:55:27 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Today's my day off and I have lots of errands to do and some puttering at home.  DH Richard has requested a pot roast dinner, which will require that I stay home most of the afternoon.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 05:56:15 AM
My day off, too, DR GINNY!!!

And my schedule is much the same as yours....minus the cooking.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 05:57:39 AM
TOD:

The commentary on FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL and BEGINNING OF THE END is terrific.  I wonder what they have in common?

I also VERY much enjoyed the extras on the EL CID dvd.  Really fine interviews and some good coverage of material.  I haven't watched the movie yet - but the clips make the color look very good and bright....I forget what MR BK said about it......but I shall see for myself.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2008, 06:03:32 AM
Speaking of Cyd, lovely article on Tony Martin in yesterday's NY Times.  (You may have to be registered with the Times to  get the article, I'm not sure, but the gist is that he and Cyd are still very much alive and still very much in love.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/02/arts/music/02mart.html?scp=1&sq=cyd&st=nyt
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 06:20:00 AM
Check THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIof8V3-3rA&NR=1) out...it's Liz Callaway in the original Broadway production of Baby!

DR George - thanks!!  Am looking forward to checking this clip out when I get home from work.  I saw the original production several times, including the closing performance, and loved it - much more than the critics seemed to.   :-\
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 06:28:43 AM
"Give me what I want, or the puppet gets it!"
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Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 06:30:45 AM
The commentary on FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL and BEGINNING OF THE END is terrific.  I wonder what they have in common?

Did bk do a DVD commentary for BEGINNING OF THE END?   ???
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 07:07:42 AM
Well, it was snowing and now it's stopped.  New York was lovely for a moment and now it's damp and gray and ugly.

I do believe I will wander to the corner bodega for a few necessities.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 07:09:32 AM
Good morning. I'm at work, and must get busy, but thought I'd say hello. It's snow/rain/misting outside. I just hope it stays warm enough to keep it wet and not frozen.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 07:10:34 AM
So it's a gray day here as well. Sort of hard to be happy and peppy and bursting with love when it's a gray day..
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:13:09 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And, yes, the snow is stopping... Ah, well...
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:13:37 AM
And now I need to hurry down to Chelsea for today's (short) round of callbacks.

Laters...
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:27:25 AM
Good morning!

Pretty cold this morning, but it's going to warm up today to the 60s and tomorrow to the 70s. The joys of winter in the South!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 07:31:07 AM
Did bk do a DVD commentary for BEGINNING OF THE END?   ???

Yes he did, with Flora & Susan Gordon.  8)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:31:29 AM
A quick thanks to bk for linking us to the London FOLLIES number of "Who's That Woman" and "Loveland" last night.

Seeing "Who's That Woman" gave me chills. I did get irritated that Stella (I assume Lynda Baron) kept singing behind the music. Fine if you're doing a solo, but once the counterpoint singing started, she should have been right on the beats, and she wasn't. Still, electrifying to see that choreography again.

Nice to see how the "Loveland" number was staged in London, too, though I still prefer the Broadway version's melody.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 07:31:42 AM
Wow - it is very foggy here this morning.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:35:51 AM
TOD:

I can't think of any Criterion commentaries I've heard that I didn't think enhanced the viewing experience. Most of those commentators are such experts with the careers of the directors of the films that they bring in a world of detail into their commentaries.

As I've said on many occasions, John Fricke's commentaries on the films of Judy Garland are peerless. I've listened to each one multiple times because they are professionally put together, he has a nice, easy conversational tone, perfect for commentary. The late Ron Haver also had a a brilliant way of enhancing a film through his commentaries. The one on Criterion's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN laserdisc is sublime, and he did a wonderful job with their KING KONG, too. I'd much rather hear his commentaries for those films that the ones used on their DVD counterparts.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:38:25 AM
TV Reminders:

New CBS comedy tonght: WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN. Also the return of the usually funny THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.

New episodes of THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (and PRISON BREAK for those who watch).

Alas, no MEDIUM tonight.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:39:35 AM
Looks like I'll be spending most of my time today finishing up the DVD set of SOUL FOOD. Then it's on to another volume of Power Rangers. As juvenile as those are, they're kind of fun to watch.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 07:48:09 AM
Just another ordinary day here in The Living Room…
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:48:47 AM
Click HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baykZwyC6IY&feature=user) for a clip of "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow/Love Will See Us Through" with the original Broadway cast on the David Frost show!! :D

Another clip that absolutely gave me chills sending me back decades to seeing them do it on the stage of the Winter Garden.

Can anyone seeing this not marvel at Sondheim's genius and also the superb counterpoint choreography of Michael Bennett for the two couples as they're singing and dancing together?

Just makes my heart ache that the entire show wasn't filmed.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 07:51:26 AM
Spoo! Meant to say thanks to George for providing that link to the clip!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Miss Karen on February 04, 2008, 07:51:58 AM
Wow - it is very foggy here this morning.

It's snowy here this morning...
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 04, 2008, 07:54:12 AM
...a light snow is falling as I type this ... very pretty... watching snow fall is soooooo soothing, very therapeutic .... hey! I'm not as fearful of Evangelicals right now ...
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 04, 2008, 07:56:05 AM
Just another ordinary day here in The Living Room…
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Nice pumps, SingDawgyDawg! Can I borrow them? Cute little blue skirt, too. You're such a fashion icon...
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 08:05:32 AM
Another clip that absolutely gave me chills sending me back decades to seeing them do it on the stage of the Winter Garden.

Can anyone seeing this not marvel at Sondheim's genius and also the superb counterpoint choreography of Michael Bennett for the two couples as they're singing and dancing together?

Just makes my heart ache that the entire show wasn't filmed.

I thought it was filmed and is available at the Museum of Performing Arts (or whatever it's called).  At least several people have told me it is.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:09:41 AM
I thought it was filmed and is available at the Museum of Performing Arts (or whatever it's called).  At least several people have told me it is.

To my knowledge, there are two half hours of footage (one sound, one silent) shot of the show on tour plus the footage we saw at YouTube some weeks ago that is about 15 minutes worth.

I know of no complete filming or taping of the entire original show.
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 08:11:06 AM
Well, I had a rather touching time yesterday reuniting Frances' nephew with his long ago U of W and NYC friend.  They are both pretty much slack-jawed at reconnecting after almost 50 years.  And in the continuing synchronicity department, the theater guy here mentioned to me yesterday he was glad to be reconnecting with his old friends because he had just read of another of their class' alum's death--James Callahan.  I'm sure you of a certain age will remember Mr. Callahan.  Well, Mr. Callahan was married (at least at one time) to the eldest daughter of our next door neighbor in SLC!  (This was around the time of "Wendy and Me"--remember that one?).
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 08:12:06 AM
To my knowledge, there are two half hours of footage (one sound, one silent) shot of the show on tour plus the footage we saw at YouTube some weeks ago that is about 15 minutes worth.

I know of no complete filming or taping of the entire original show.

I bet FJL or Elmore will know, but I know I've been told (perhaps incorrectly) that the entire show is available for viewing at one of the Museums in NYC.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:14:44 AM
I bet FJL or Elmore will know, but I know I've been told (perhaps incorrectly) that the entire show is available for viewing at one of the Museums in NYC.

The entire ORIGINAL show or that low-wattage revival with Blythe Danner and Polly Bergen from several years ago?
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 08:19:19 AM
And the word of the day is: MAGNILOQUENT!
The evil fairy MAGNILOQUENT boasted that she would destroy the fair princess Aurora, but the good fairies Fauna, Flora and Merriweather defeated her with their good wishes.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:20:13 AM
I guess I need to head down now and start getting ready for lunch out with best friend John.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 08:34:34 AM
Yes DR JANE - Mr Frank Sinatra insisted that his character still be alive and kicking at the end of YOUNG AT HEART, unlike that of John Garfield in the original.

Than his character should have been more likable, even with the other changes made.  I was young & still a big Sinatra fan when I saw the movie, and it never felt right.  
 
The arrogance! It's also a bit laughable, dying didn't hurt John Garfield's popularity, he was so well liked they brought him back to play a different character in the-sort of-sequel.
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 08:39:05 AM
The entire ORIGINAL show or that low-wattage revival with Blythe Danner and Polly Bergen from several years ago?

No, I've been told repeatedly that there's a video of the original production, complete, available for viewing at some museum whose name escapes me at the moment.  But I could of course have been given incorrect info.
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 08:42:23 AM
DR JMK - I'm pretty sure that the information you've been given is incorrect.   :(
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 08:42:50 AM
Speaking of Cyd, lovely article on Tony Martin in yesterday's NY Times.  (You may have to be registered with the Times to  get the article, I'm not sure, but the gist is that he and Cyd are still very much alive and still very much in love.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/02/arts/music/02mart.html?scp=1&sq=cyd&st=nyt

WOW!-Thanks.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 08:53:18 AM
I thought it was filmed and is available at the Museum of Performing Arts (or whatever it's called).  At least several people have told me it is.

No, one of Sondheim's biggest regrets is that FOLLIES did not get recorded for the Lincoln Center NYPL Theatre Collection.  Mine, too.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 08:55:30 AM
I bet FJL or Elmore will know, but I know I've been told (perhaps incorrectly) that the entire show is available for viewing at one of the Museums in NYC.

I believe there is a complete video of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera production directed by someone not as good as the original director in the NYPL Collection.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 08:58:03 AM
Good morning, good day, how are you this beautiful day?  I am up, trying to de-groggify, trying to heat up the home environment and about to go out to the cold garage to find CDs.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 08:58:45 AM
Here's some inforon TOFT at the Lincoln Center NYPL:

http://www.actorsequity.org/NewsMedia/news2006/TOFT.asp
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 09:00:09 AM
about to go out to the cold garage to find CDs.

They're in cold storage, eh?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:05:23 AM
Just another ordinary day here in The Living Room…

You may be in a living room, but I'm out on the verandah!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:07:40 AM
It's snowy here this morning...


...doesn't surprise me a bit.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 09:08:33 AM
RE: the superbowl commercials.

I LOVED that Coca Cola Macy's balloon one. That was really funny!
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Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 09:12:21 AM
TOD:  I kiked the commentary track for "Sordid Lives"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:15:23 AM
derBrucer:  Regarding those "high overhead shots"....Ohhhhhh!  That made sense, actually.  Especially given that the stadium had a dome and the blimp couldn't actually get those shots!


:D
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Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 09:16:28 AM
More RE: Super Bowl commercials.

I thought the Planters unibrow was really odd.

And the Doritos mouse one very creepy!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:17:04 AM
Ooh!  Ooh!

I went and started


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Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:18:22 AM
This is going to be a LONG week.  I have to work every day of it!

Sigh.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:18:45 AM
Tomorrow is primary day here in California and several of my folks will be missing all day.  That's okay by me.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:19:23 AM
Thursday, my dentist will begin "fitting" one of my teeth for a new crown.

Sigh.
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Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 09:19:52 AM
Oh and the Justin Timberlake commercial (Pepsi) was pretty funny.

I forgot to say though that my favorite ad was for PRISON BREAK.

They did this really excellent commercial where all the characters are running to escape.

And then they finally find a hatch, open it, and they are in the stadium.

Totally wonderful! I loved it. Everybody at the party (even those who don't watch the show) thought it was great.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:20:01 AM
Friday evening, a favorite County employee will be feted at a local nightspot as she will be retiring next month.  I'm going to miss that lady.

Sigh.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:21:57 AM
I thought the Super Bowl halftime show totally boring.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers obviously have talent and a fanbase...but the entire presentation was a major letdown for me.  Add to that the conceit of letting fans (read that:  Fan Club!) onto the field with lights to complete the "concert" image they tried to put over.

Super Bowl halftimes USED TO BE spectacular and wonderful.  
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:23:40 AM
Next week....ah, NEXT WEEK will be special to me.

Tuesday is a County holiday (Lincoln's Birthday).  And, the following Monday is a holiday (President's Day).  So.............I'm taking the Monday off before the Tuesday holiday, and I'm taking the Friday off before the Monday holiday.

That's two FOUR-day weekends....with only two workdays separating them.

Those are MY KIND of work weeks!
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 09:25:26 AM
I'm out on the verandah!

We have a verandah?    :o
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 09:26:45 AM
What else have you been holding out on me?

I suppose next thing you know, you'll be telling me that we have a lanai, too.   ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 09:27:32 AM
We have a verandah?    :o

Yes.  And a yard.  And a kitchen.  And three bedrooms.  And two baths.

And I'm thinking of adding a pool.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:32:52 AM
Okay, I mentioned I'm getting rid of some fun LPs - so here's a list - if you're interested just drop me an e-mail and I'll let you know the price.  Some are cheap, some are expensive, none are on CD:

Hello, Dolly - original Israeli cast - lots of fun in an excellent sounding record from the mid-60s.  On CBS Records from Israel.


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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 09:34:25 AM
Okay, I mentioned I'm getting rid of some fun LPs - so here's a list - if you're interested  some are expensive, none are on CD:

Hello, Dolly - original Israeli cast - lots of fun in an excellent sounding record from the mid-60s.  On CBS Records from Israel.




You call that a list?   ;D
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 09:34:53 AM
TOD:  I kiked the commentary track for "Sordid Lives"

I don't think we want to go there, do we?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:36:58 AM
Hello, Jerry! a rare UA LP in stereo of Jerry Herman (at the piano) and Orchestra playing B'way songs of the day from Dolly, Do I Hear A Waltz, Roar Of The Greasepaint, Fiddler, The Fantasticks, Funny Girl, Ben Franklin In Paris, I Had A Ball, and Baker Street.  EXcellent condition.

My Name Is Jule - Jule Styne (at the piano) and his orchestra - another rare UA stereo LP, this time with Styne playing 47 of his hits, all in medleys to three and four songs.  Really fun.  Condition is excellent.

 SCENT OF MYSTERY in STEREO - excellent copy, with a gorgeous jacket. Finding a mono copy of this album is not impossible, and they seem to go for between fifty and a hundred bucks. Finding a stereo copy is impossible - I have seen two come up on eBay in the last eight years - one was not in good condition and still brought a big price, the other was in excellent condition and sold for over $400.

The jacket on this album is prone to really bad rubbing because of all the black, but this copy is the best I've ever seen. This film was in glorious Smell-O-Vision, but I promise neither the music or the LP smells. The music is by Mario Nascimbene and is wonderful

HURRY SUNDOWN - Hugo Montenegro - a terrific score to Otto Preminger's film, and a great sounding RCA stereo LP in excellent shape, both jacket (save for a small blue "X" near the top) and album.

SALOME - a Japanese reissue of the 10" Decca album (the reissue is also a ten inch LP). Great score by George Duning (with the long Salome's Dance by Daniel Amfitheatrof). The LP is in excellent condition - the jacket looks like it got wrinkled a little (it's not made of hard cardboard like the original), but there are no tears or anything - just a few wrinkles).

THE JAZZ SOUL OF DR. KILDARE - Harry Betts and orchestra. On the great Choreo label (later renamed AVA), this wonderful album of TV themes of the 60s has great STEREO sound and wonderful and rare themes from Kildare, Cain's Hundred (also Goldsmith), Bus Stop (Arthur Morton), Klondike (Vic Mizzy), Hong Kong (Lionel Newman), Shirley Temple Show (Mizzy) and many others. I will also throw in an incredibly rare 45 on the same label (well, AVA), of Blues For A Hanging and Blues Time, from the TV show Blues For A Hanging, written by someone named Johnny Williams.

COMPOSER'S HOLIDAY - you probably are thinking, "Say what" about this Les Brown and his band of renown LP, but read on, MacDuff: All the music on this LP was composed specifically for this album, and it includes original and fantastic pieces by Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn, George Duning, Dominic Frontiere, Alfred Newman and others. A very rare album in STEREO, and this copy is great-sounding and in excellent condition.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:38:16 AM
TOD:

I very much enjoy commentary tracks done by those who actually were involved with the film or tv show.

I do not like commentary tracks that are by people who just go "and now we see Dracula open the door and see Mina and now we see him go over and bite her neck...and now we see Dracula turn into a vapor..."
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 09:38:20 AM
Hello, Jerry! a rare UA LP in stereo of Jerry Herman (at the piano) and Orchestra playing B'way songs of the day from Dolly, Do I Hear A Waltz, Roar Of The Greasepaint, Fiddler, The Fantasticks, Funny Girl, Ben Franklin In Paris, I Had A Ball, and Baker Street.  EXcellent condition.

My Name Is Jule - Jule Styne (at the piano) and his orchestra - another rare UA stereo LP, this time with Styne playing 47 of his hits, all in medleys to three and four songs.  Really fun.  Condition is excellent.

 SCENT OF MYSTERY in STEREO - excellent copy, with a gorgeous jacket. Finding a mono copy of this album is not impossible, and they seem to go for between fifty and a hundred bucks. Finding a stereo copy is impossible - I have seen two come up on eBay in the last eight years - one was not in good condition and still brought a big price, the other was in excellent condition and sold for over $400.

The jacket on this album is prone to really bad rubbing because of all the black, but this copy is the best I've ever seen. This film was in glorious Smell-O-Vision, but I promise neither the music or the LP smells. The music is by Mario Nascimbene and is wonderful

HURRY SUNDOWN - Hugo Montenegro - a terrific score to Otto Preminger's film, and a great sounding RCA stereo LP in excellent shape, both jacket (save for a small blue "X" near the top) and album.

SALOME - a Japanese reissue of the 10" Decca album (the reissue is also a ten inch LP). Great score by George Duning (with the long Salome's Dance by Daniel Amfitheatrof). The LP is in excellent condition - the jacket looks like it got wrinkled a little (it's not made of hard cardboard like the original), but there are no tears or anything - just a few wrinkles).

THE JAZZ SOUL OF DR. KILDARE - Harry Betts and orchestra. On the great Choreo label (later renamed AVA), this wonderful album of TV themes of the 60s has great STEREO sound and wonderful and rare themes from Kildare, Cain's Hundred (also Goldsmith), Bus Stop (Arthur Morton), Klondike (Vic Mizzy), Hong Kong (Lionel Newman), Shirley Temple Show (Mizzy) and many others. I will also throw in an incredibly rare 45 on the same label (well, AVA), of Blues For A Hanging and Blues Time, from the TV show Blues For A Hanging, written by someone named Johnny Williams.

COMPOSER'S HOLIDAY - you probably are thinking, "Say what" about this Les Brown and his band of renown LP, but read on, MacDuff: All the music on this LP was composed specifically for this album, and it includes original and fantastic pieces by Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn, George Duning, Dominic Frontiere, Alfred Newman and others. A very rare album in STEREO, and this copy is great-sounding and in excellent condition.


Now that's a list.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:40:55 AM
I took today off and shortly I will hit the shower and throw on my kurta and watch movies all day long...or at least that is the plan, Stan.
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 09:41:41 AM
To agree with DR Ron, it's going to be a long week.  I'm quite certain I have the beginnings of a cold, which sucks. (to use the bk vernacular of the day) I may go for a walk today, which may or may not help.  It's really cold here in Northern Calif. today, but at least it's not windy or raining.  

I decided to blow yesterdays eating off and not log in my food intake.  I figured I used close to all my 44 points and some of my free weekly 35 points.   Back on today, though.  WW seems to be the easiest of all plans I've tried and I'm not about to stop now.

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Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:41:46 AM
I will likely watch some Mamie Van Doren and a Japanese movie about a little baby fox.

If I survive, then I will watch something from India, perhaps.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:42:52 AM
BK, don't forget to put my visit next week into your little calendar thingamjig.
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 09:44:14 AM
Well I'm depressed about Follies.  Here I had thought that on some future visit to NYC I might be able to see it.  Bleccch.
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Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 09:44:33 AM
Off to the bank, the car wash, and the grocery store.

Heigh ho, the glamorous life...bye for now.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:44:44 AM
Teddy Wilson and his trio - GYPSY IN JAZZ - hard to find in stereo and this copy is great - a fantastic jazz performance of the score and it includes the cut Mama's Talkin' Soft.

Zorba - the instrumental version with full orchestra by Claus Ogerman - it's great!  This is like new - it was sealed until I made my LP transfer.


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Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 09:47:21 AM
I don't think we want to go there, do we?
Hey, I learned everything one needs to know about false eyelashes!
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:50:22 AM
On Your Toes - my favorite recording of the score with Portia Nelson and Jack Cassidy on Columbia - only issued in mono.  A great album, and this is not the commonly seen reissue, but the original pressing.  Excellent condition.

Barefoot In The Park - my favorite Neal Hefti score - beautiful themes, great condition, on Dot Records in stereo.

The Fantastic Film Music of Albert Glasser!  Great LP featuring original soundtrack scores to such classics as Beginning Of The End, The Boy and the Pirates, The Amazing Colossal Man, The Cyclops (all Bert I. Gordon films), The Cisco Kid, Big Town, The Buckskin Lady, and Top Of The World.  On Starlog Records - Excellent condition.
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Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 09:53:09 AM
TCB-Glad your bandage changing skills are improving.

Jennifer, how cute your niece won the pool.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:53:46 AM
And that's the LP story.  One batch of CDs has been picked up.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:54:03 AM
Mr. Spirtas will pick up the other this afternoon.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:54:22 AM
And I'll begin writing in about fifteen minutes or so.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:54:46 AM
Will we never get to page five?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:57:06 AM
As always, e-mails to haineshisway@aol.com
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:57:35 AM
I will say that the Evening Primrose LP went for large bucks.
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Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 10:15:46 AM
Hey, I learned everything one needs to know about false eyelashes!

It was the "kiked" to which I referred.   ;D
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 10:21:20 AM
shortly I will hit the shower and throw on my kurta and watch movies all day long

Because DD Bosco can't abide your shirtless magnificence?    ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 10:22:44 AM
That's the title of my next soap pilot [once the writer's strike is over, of course]:

The Sucky and the Yucky
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:23:31 AM
Concerning yesterday's comments about the lack of fairness in primary elections and our two party system:

A. We do not have a "two-party" system (granted, we currently have two major parties). We have at least three members of congress not affiliated with either major party (One Socialist, two independents). The U.S. Constitution does not address political parties, that is a state function.
B. In CA there are presently 6 State recognized political parties; each party is allowed to draft their own rules for Primary voter participation. For the Feb 08 Presidential Primary, as follows:

There are six parties fielding candidates in this election. California voters who wish to cast ballots in the Republican, Libertarian, Green or Peace & Freedom parties' primaries must be registered to vote with those parties. The Democratic and American Independent parties will permit "Decline to State" voters to participate in their primary elections. "Decline to State" voters who wish to do so must request a partisan ballot.

C. The argument for a closed primary is that the Party nomination should be controlled by party members - not outsiders. Would the local Lion's club let any walk-in vote in their office elections?. Should a walk-in Zoroastrian be allowed to vote vestrymen in an Episcopal church?. If Scientology had internal elections, would they let the local Psychiatrists participate?

D. Anybody can get their name on the Presidential ballot by petition.

Here endeth the lesson.

der Brucer
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2008, 10:25:11 AM
Things-going-better vibes to BK
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:47:23 AM
Another clip that absolutely gave me chills sending me back decades to seeing them do it on the stage of the Winter Garden.

I find it ironic that I first saw FOLLIES in its LA presentation in a spanking new state-of-the-art-theatre - which has now been torn town because it outlived its usefullness (read: land more valuable as high rise tower). It sure was a nice venue for A CHORUS LINE, SUNSET BLVD, and RAGTIME.

der Brucer
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 10:52:00 AM
Spoo! Meant to say thanks to George for providing that link to the clip!

Any time. :) Of course, the real thanks go to the people who have these things and post them for all the world to see...and download. ;)

;D
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Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 10:59:20 AM
DR George - I believe the Tony Awards performance of "I Want It All" from Baby is also on either YouTube or BlueGobo, as well.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 11:01:24 AM
Off to the bank, the car wash, and the grocery store.

Heigh ho, the glamorous life...bye for now.

And when you get home, remember:

First you brown an onion....

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 11:02:20 AM
First you brown an onion....

...and then you take a leek?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 11:02:56 AM
Thursday, my dentist will begin "fitting" one of my teeth for a new crown.

Sigh.

Wow! Royal teeth!

der Brucer
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 11:04:48 AM
(((((BK)))))

And here's vibes that the chinchy bassas get what should be coming to them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 11:05:17 AM
It is raining. We call that a beautiful day out here.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 11:10:07 AM
Wow! Royal teeth!

DR RLP is a prince of a guy...

8)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 11:10:34 AM
Writing slowly but surely - made some fixes on yesterday's pages and am now on to new pages - well, one new page so far.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 11:11:22 AM
No one wants these marvelously marvelous LPs?  I guess eBay will beckon shortly.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 11:19:18 AM
...and then you take a leek?

ROOM....NOW!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 11:23:55 AM
LIST OF THE DAY:

Californians

So as not to be outdone by all the redneck, hillbilly, and Texan jokes, somebody had to come up with this, you know you're from California if:

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercing's and none are visible.

2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.

4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.

5. You can't remember . . is pot illegal?

6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

8. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.

10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am in Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney.

12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

13 . You can't remember . . .is pot illegal?

14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."

15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers.

16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????

18. Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers and cosmetic surgeons.

19. The Terminator is your governor.

20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one

der Brucer


Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 11:25:44 AM
It is raining. We call that a beautiful day out here.


I'm imagining that when you go for a walk tomorrow, all sorts of strange and beautiful things will have sprung up out of the ground to amaze and thrill you and will pose prettily for your camera.
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:36:10 AM
They are working on our complex.  The DD is going nuts, he's whiny and restless. If it hadn't been raining for ever, we'd take him to the dog park, but it's probably one big mud puddle.  Why couldn't they work on the complex during the summer???
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 11:37:16 AM
TOD

The Sixth Sense - the Rules and Clues commentary explaining all the neat "secrets" (a total spoiler - but great fun after you've watched the film).

A Murder of Crows - both Audio Commentaries give an interesting insight into the "game" of making a limited budget independent film.

der Brucer
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 04, 2008, 11:52:17 AM
Concerning yesterday's comments about the lack of fairness in primary elections and our two party system:

A. We do not have a "two-party" system (granted, we currently have two major parties). We have at least three members of congress not affiliated with either major party (One Socialist, two independents). The U.S. Constitution does not address political parties, that is a state function.
B. In CA there are presently 6 State recognized political parties; each party is allowed to draft their own rules for Primary voter participation. For the Feb 08 Presidential Primary, as follows:

There are six parties fielding candidates in this election. California voters who wish to cast ballots in the Republican, Libertarian, Green or Peace & Freedom parties' primaries must be registered to vote with those parties. The Democratic and American Independent parties will permit "Decline to State" voters to participate in their primary elections. "Decline to State" voters who wish to do so must request a partisan ballot.

C. The argument for a closed primary is that the Party nomination should be controlled by party members - not outsiders. Would the local Lion's club let any walk-in vote in their office elections?. Should a walk-in Zoroastrian be allowed to vote vestrymen in an Episcopal church?. If Scientology had internal elections, would they let the local Psychiatrists participate?

D. Anybody can get their name on the Presidential ballot by petition.

Here endeth the lesson.

der Brucer

(I could've won a million dollars...) I had a feeling I'd be hearing from you, DR derBrucer  :-*

Yes, yes, you've got the facts on your side, BUT the reality check is:

A. I was not that in love with Ralph Nadar but voted for him because if the Green party had gotten a certain percentage of votes (it was like 6 or 10, or somewhere around there), it would have been eligible for some of that campaign dinero -- and then the monopoly held by the Demos and Repubs might have been cracked and America might actually have been on the road to true democractic elections -- and a true three, four, five. etc., party system in the future. (But instead I got burned in two ways -- the Green Party didn't get the percentage and Gore didn't get a bunch of those Green Party votes that otherwise he would have...) Sure, there are all kinds of parties out there and occasionally a Libertarian gets elected, but the reality of it is, America is a two-party system (that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!) by design, by intent, by historical maneuvering, and by the money factor. So I can be quoted all the facts out there, but I know in my heart it's still a two-party system...

B-C. Sure, the parties can control their primaries and make them closed if they want to -- and sure there can be all that mumbo-jumbo in California or other states as folks mix and match primary rules as they like -- but it doesn't mean have I to agree with it, or think that it's right and above board -- or that I'm naive enough to not know that it all goes back to my earlier point about the historical maneuvering (i.e. that folks through the years have worked hard legally and illegally to keep this country a two-party system while throwing us a faux bone every once in a while...) I'm proud to be an independent and I don't thinks it's right to blackmail me into picking a party in order to be part of the primary process, but hey, that's the American way (at least in Arizona where I'm registered to vote)  ...

D. Sure, I can petition to get on a ballot but guess how far I'd get without the right political connections and that all important dollar sign....(I saw a sample ballot for the GOP primary the other day and there were like 30 names on it and the only ones I knew anything about were the ones with the clot and the money -- McCain, Huckabee, Romney, Paul, Edwards and Guliani -- I had never heard of the other guys who petitioned and got on their names on the ballot...) ...

Love ya, der B, but I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one ...
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
DR George - I believe the Tony Awards performance of "I Want It All" from Baby is also on either YouTube or BlueGobo, as well.

I saw that, too. :)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JMK on February 04, 2008, 11:58:57 AM
Is NADAR the green (with delusions of grandeur) version of GAY-DAR?  ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 12:00:56 PM
I'm imagining that when you go for a walk tomorrow, all sorts of strange and beautiful things will have sprung up out of the ground to amaze and thrill you and will pose prettily for your camera.

I am always hopeful, DR Ron Pulliam.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Miss Karen on February 04, 2008, 12:04:58 PM
More RE: Super Bowl commercials.

I thought the Planters unibrow was really odd.

And the Doritos mouse one very creepy!

DITTO! Actually, most of them left me shaking my head. Some of the worst ever, I thought. Left me thinking,"They paid that kind of money to air these!?"

I did like the Bud one with the horse being trained by the dog, and the one with Will Ferrell as the basketball player, and the one with the folks nodding off/spoof of the old SNL skit with Will and Chris. But again, worth millions? .. hmmmm, I don't know about that ...

Oh, and the water one with the dancing lizards has major logo-identity problems -- everyone in the room I was with thought it was a Geico promo at first...
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 12:22:37 PM
It's not snow, but it's the closest I'll see around here:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/hail.jpg)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 12:26:57 PM
A... and then the monopoly held by the Demos and Repubs might have been cracked and America might actually have been on the road to true democractic elections -- and a true three, four, five. etc., party system in the future. ...Sure, there are all kinds of parties out there and occasionally a Libertarian gets elected, but the reality of it is, America is a two-party system (that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!) by design, by intent, by historical maneuvering, and by the money factor. So I can be quoted all the facts out there, but I know in my heart it's still a two-party system...

B-C. ...I'm proud to be an independent and I don't thinks it's right to blackmail me into picking a party in order to be part of the primary process, but hey, that's the American way (at least in Arizona where I'm registered to vote)  ...


To A: Yes, we have what is essentially a two party system. And it slikely to so remain because, based on history, a soon as a counter-movemnet gains any traction, their main positions are incorporated into one or other of the main parties - positions from the left (like many of those from the early socialists) get aborbed into the Democrat Party, positions from the right (like many of those from the Libertarians), into the Republican Party. Since both parties modify themselves to address popular positions, they are likely to be around for a while. Democracies like France and Italy that have suffered under the varies of a multi-party system envy the stability the the US and Great Britain enjoy with their two party sytems.

To B: I don't think its "blackmail" to say you must join my party if you want a voice in our nominee.

Yes, I know you think the present sytem sucks - but I have yet to hear you propose a better one! You can't run a nation of 300 million people from a Townhall, and even if you could, the result would be mob rule, not an orderly government.

der Brucer

Note - from the time our ancestors slithered from the primordial ooze, societies have always been ruled by either the club or the gold - or both.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 12:32:22 PM

Oh, and the water one with the dancing lizards has major logo-identity problems -- everyone in the room I was with thought it was a Geico promo at first...

Like those old James Garner commercials - everyone thought they were great - except the product folks: everybody remembered he was advertising a camera, but they couldn't remember which brand!

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 12:39:11 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, I believe they found an Eva, or at least an Eva cover.

In any case, it was nice to the ever-youthful, Larry Fuller, again today.  And in leather pants too!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 12:40:19 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

I think out of the all the DVDs I've watched, I think I've only watched and/or listened to about four or five of the commentaries and special features.  I guess I just liking not knowing who is behind the curtain.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:09:46 PM
I guess I just liking not knowing who is behind the curtain.

Never knowing who is behind the curtain would be my version of Hell.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:11:03 PM

Well, I believe they found an Eva, or at least an Eva cover.

Great - how about a Topsy?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
It began rainly lightly while I was at lunch. Never rained very hard, but every little drop is precious. We're so in need of rain.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 01:13:40 PM
I appreciate the links to YouTube because I never go there just looking around. I only go when specifically directed by one of you thoughtful people here who suggest things of interest for us. So, I did want to express my thanks, and I hope the treasure-finders will continue to keep us informed here.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 01:15:34 PM
I spent most of the afternoon watching SOUL FOOD. I got through five episodes. I now have only three to go.

The show isn't big on guest stars. Terrence Howard guested on a couple of episodes as a feisty big-time basketball star, and Diahann Carroll was on one as the aunt of the show's three sisters.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 01:15:54 PM
DITTO! Actually, most of them left me shaking my head. Some of the worst ever, I thought. Left me thinking,"They paid that kind of money to air these!?"

I did like the Bud one with the horse being trained by the dog, and the one with Will Ferrell as the basketball player, and the one with the folks nodding off/spoof of the old SNL skit with Will and Chris. But again, worth millions? .. hmmmm, I don't know about that ...

Oh, and the water one with the dancing lizards has major logo-identity problems -- everyone in the room I was with thought it was a Geico promo at first...


There was one with actor T.J. Thyne ("Bones") who was pleased with some (insurance?) quote or other.  He had brought a head shrinker with him in case he didn't get a quote he liked, and one of the workers asked to go home 'cause he had a small head.

It was SUCKY and YUCKY!  
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 01:16:25 PM
I did have time to zip through today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Luke and Noah were on, and they were talking about getting together sexually, too. They weren't on tomorrow' previews.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 01:19:08 PM
And when you get home, remember:

First you brown an onion....

der Brucer

Sorry, not in my kitchen, DR der Brucer.  I did season the English cut roast with Beau Monde and pepper before browning it.  It's now simmering nicely in my electric skillet.  The key is to keep adding water, but let it almost burn a time or two.  That just happened for the first time.  In an hour or so I'll add carrots and potatoes.  When they're cooked, I'll remove the meat and veggies and add some Kitchen Bouquet to the juice.  Yum, one of our favorite meals.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 01:23:17 PM
Like those old James Garner commercials - everyone thought they were great - except the product folks: everybody remembered he was advertising a camera, but they couldn't remember which brand!


It was a Polaroid, how difficult is that to remember?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 01:27:03 PM
I've done four pages, will now take a lunch break and then do three or four more.  I'm beginning to think I chose the right path and I think I should be able to slog right through to the end by mid-week.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 01:31:05 PM
It's been a profitable day: both the new filing cabinet and the storage tubs arrived.  My biggest fear was that the storage tubs would be damaged and they were fine. I've unwrapped and vacuumed more books, started setting them out, and I think I will order one more filing cabinet before the week is out.  I also got several checks tody but not, alas, the large amount I'm expcting from one of my cabaret singers who oes me a third of her invoice at the moment.  The irony is that she sent me an email a week ago saying she owed me; so, where the hell is it?

I think when it comes in, I will buy a plane ticket to Ohio for a week and chill out.  Maybe I'll take the Macbeths a peace offering of some bedding I have no use for.

DR Ginny, I wish I were dining with you and Richard tonight!

DR Jose, would you like a margarita?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 01:33:58 PM
DR elmore, VIBES the new storage units will do the trick.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:34:11 PM
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/winnsplitDM0302_468x226.jpg)
DAILY MAIL (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=512087&in_page_id=1770)

Quote
Challenge Churchill! One in four think Winnie didn't exist (but Sherlock Holmes did)
By REBECCA CAMBER - Last updated at 21:12pm on 3rd February 2008

Never, in the field of human ignorance, have so many known so little about famous Britons.

A quarter of the population think that Winston Churchill never actually existed, a survey suggests.

While a poll recently named him the greatest Briton of all time, the wartime prime minister is seen by many as a mythical figure along with the likes of Florence Nightingale and Sir Walter Raleigh.

According to the survey of 3,000 respondents, many believe the inspirational Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Cleopatra and the Duke of Wellington are also characters dreamed up for films and books.

Some think Charles Dickens was himself a character in fiction rather than the creator of David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Martin Chuzzlewit.

In a damning indictment of the nation's historical knowledge, many of those surveyed said they believe Sherlock Holmes was a real person, along with the pilot Biggles and even the Three Musketeers.

Almost 50 per cent were certain that Eleanor Rigby existed not just in the imagination of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

And they were in no doubt about the existence of King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Robin Hood and Dick Turpin.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 01:35:51 PM
...
DR Ginny, I wish I were dining with you and Richard tonight!

So do we, DR Elmore, so do we!  I'm so glad to hear that your day went well and that you're in the mood for margaritas.  If your trip to OH materializes, we'll have to go to El Rancho Grande.

Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:38:30 PM
It was a Polaroid, how difficult is that to remember?

You know that, I know that, but apparently a goodly number of those surveyed did not!

der Brucer

'course, we know we're smarter ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:40:08 PM

It was SUCKY and YUCKY!  

And worst of all - really not funny!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 01:48:53 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/BudMain020408.jpg)

Voted by TV Guide as best beer ad.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 01:55:47 PM
I cleaned the dining room this morning, so I think I'll write for just a bit and then head back down to finish SOUL FOOD, watch SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, and then watch last night's HOUSE which I have all cued up ready to go.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 02:02:59 PM
I checked out this evening's TV listings....

...talk about a desolation.....

DVDs are the order of the evening.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 02:14:59 PM
Ann Coulter Vows to Stop 'President McCain' (http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/ann_coulter/2008/02/04/69907.html?s=al&promo_code=4464-1)

Quote
Newsmax: Do you really plan to campaign for Hillary if McCain is the GOP nominee?

Coulter: I will campaign against John McCain until Inauguration Day, which, God willing, will not be his.

Question: does this hurt Mc Cain, or help him?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 02:30:10 PM
I cleaned the dining room this morning, so I think I'll write for just a bit and then head back down to finish SOUL FOOD, watch SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, and then watch last night's HOUSE which I have all cued up ready to go.

WBBL.

You are in for a treat with HOUSE & Mira Sorvino.  She was wonderful.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 02:33:36 PM
Ann Coulter Vows to Stop 'President McCain' (http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/ann_coulter/2008/02/04/69907.html?s=al&promo_code=4464-1)Question: does this hurt Mc Cain, or help him?

der Brucer


It cannot help but HELP!  I've never "met" anyone who has anything remotely kind to say about her.

Of course, I don't travel the sewers....
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 03:20:02 PM
Hi, DR elmore!  -I just got back in from running some errands - which I meant to do after my auditions this afternoon, but...

Margaritas tonight?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:33:08 PM
Monday morning greetings!  Today's my day off and I have lots of errands to do and some puttering at home.  DH Richard has requested a pot roast dinner, which will require that I stay home most of the afternoon.







I like pot roast, too. :'(
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:35:23 PM
TOD:

The commentary on FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL and BEGINNING OF THE END is terrific.  I wonder what they have in common?

I also VERY much enjoyed the extras on the EL CID dvd.  

Did BK direct EL CID?












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Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:40:10 PM
And now I need to hurry down to Chelsea for today's (short) round of callbacks.

Laters...

And when you are down there, Jose; you tell them that there is no way that I am understudying Miss Mazeppa.
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Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:45:06 PM
Just another ordinary day here in The Living Room…
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Can anyone (Coleslaw) identify the actors in this photo?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 03:47:24 PM
Hi, DR elmore!  -I just got back in from running some errands - which I meant to do after my auditions this afternoon, but...

Margaritas tonight?

Can we have dinner tomorrow night? And margaritas?  I've sort of settled in and don't want to move.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
Well, I had a rather touching time yesterday reuniting Frances' nephew with his long ago U of W and NYC friend.  They are both pretty much slack-jawed at reconnecting after almost 50 years.  And in the continuing synchronicity department, the theater guy here mentioned to me yesterday he was glad to be reconnecting with his old friends because he had just read of another of their class' alum's death--James Callahan.  I'm sure you of a certain age will remember Mr. Callahan.  Well, Mr. Callahan was married (at least at one time) to the eldest daughter of our next door neighbor in SLC!  (This was around the time of "Wendy and Me"--remember that one?).


I thought that James Callahan died last summer or maybe even spring?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 03:49:33 PM
Can we have dinner tomorrow night? And margaritas?  I've sort of settled in and don't want to move.

That should work.  I'm playing Mary Poppins auditions all day tomorrow (and Wednesday), so I'll probably be in need of a margarita.  ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:52:16 PM
Here's some inforon TOFT at the Lincoln Center NYPL:

http://www.actorsequity.org/NewsMedia/news2006/TOFT.asp


Has Richard Burton's HAMLET ever been released on video or DVD?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 03:55:14 PM
I thought the Super Bowl halftime show totally boring.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers obviously have talent and a fanbase...but the entire presentation was a major letdown for me.  Add to that the conceit of letting fans (read that:  Fan Club!) onto the field with lights to complete the "concert" image they tried to put over.

Super Bowl halftimes USED TO BE spectacular and wonderful.  


I thought the girl from AMERICAN IDOL who sang the National Anthem did a wonderful job.  It didn't top Whitney, but it was damn good.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 04:00:18 PM
Has Richard Burton's HAMLET ever been released on video or DVD?

Yep. Go to Amazon.com!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:02:16 PM
Good evening. Well tonight I am soon off to see Evita.  I'm looking forward to it.  I'm just hoping it wil be a good production. Sometimes we get good quality and sometimes it's terrible.   I've always liked the music to Evita and the story of Eva Peron, so it will be a fun evening for me.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 04:02:22 PM
And when you are down there, Jose; you tell them that there is no way that I am understudying Miss Mazeppa.

Would you accept Chowsie?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 04:02:34 PM
That should work.  I'm playing Mary Poppins auditions all day tomorrow (and Wednesday), so I'll probably be in need of a margarita.  ;)

Great! I plan to spend my morning doing all the wrapped up laundry, so I'll need a margarita or three as well!  
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:03:32 PM
Concerning yesterday's comments about the lack of fairness in primary elections and our two party system:


B. In CA there are presently 6 State recognized political parties; each party is allowed to draft their own rules for Primary voter participation. For the Feb 08 Presidential Primary, as follows:



I thought the California primary was part of Super Tuesday.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:04:51 PM
Great! I plan to spend my morning doing all the wrapped up laundry, so I'll need a margarita or three as well!  

sounds like a toga party!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 04:05:16 PM
Great! I plan to spend my morning doing all the wrapped up laundry, so I'll need a margarita or three as well!  

And tomorrow is Mardi Gras too!


*If the turnout is like it was last time, I'll probably be done early, around 4:00, so... I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:07:55 PM
Don't forget to vote for whoever you feel like voting for.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 04:09:26 PM
I thought the girl from AMERICAN IDOL who sang the National Anthem did a wonderful job.  It didn't top Whitney, but it was damn good.

She is a local gal.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 04:11:36 PM
It is still raining.

If it is sunny tomorrow, I will walk to my old high school for Super Tuesday. Well, my new old high school. They tore down the old one and built a new one a couple years ago. I haven't seen it yet, except to drive by.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 04:13:11 PM
DR TCB - if there were any to get a plate of pot roast to you, I sure would.  How 'bout some heavy-duty VIBES instead?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:13:19 PM
DITTO! Actually, most of them left me shaking my head. Some of the worst ever, I thought. Left me thinking,"They paid that kind of money to air these!?"

I did like the Bud one with the horse being trained by the dog, and the one with Will Ferrell as the basketball player, and the one with the folks nodding off/spoof of the old SNL skit with Will and Chris. But again, worth millions? .. hmmmm, I don't know about that ...

Oh, and the water one with the dancing lizards has major logo-identity problems -- everyone in the room I was with thought it was a Geico promo at first...


Oh, I think it was probably worth the money.  That was the major topic of conversation all day at work, at the store, and even several mentions here.  It doesn't really matter if you like the commerical or hate it; it is the name recognition that they desire.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:19:16 PM
It is still raining.

If it is sunny tomorrow, I will walk to my old high school for Super Tuesday. Well, my new old high school. They tore down the old one and built a new one a couple years ago. I haven't seen it yet, except to drive by.

Last time I was in Phoenix I was amazed at how many things have been torn down and something else built there since I left in 1992.  I ddin't recognize a lot of places where I used to spend a lot of time. It made me a little uneasy
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 04:19:32 PM
sounds like a toga party!

I wish! So far, this has been no party at all, dammit.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: elmore3003 on February 04, 2008, 04:20:34 PM
And tomorrow is Mardi Gras too!


*If the turnout is like it was last time, I'll probably be done early, around 4:00, so... I'll keep you posted.

Just call me on my cell. 4 pm sounds like a great time to start cocktail hours.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:20:44 PM
I wish! So far, this has been no party at all, dammit.

Well it sounds like a good story....Let's kill the bed bugs and have a toga party!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:22:16 PM
Would you accept Chowsie?

Only if I get all the chow mein I can eat!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 04:23:11 PM
Well, I'm off to get dressed and then head to the Orpheum. I'm thinking I'll go early and have a glass of wine before the show. I haven't done that in a while. Laters
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:26:35 PM
DR TCB - if there were any to get a plate of pot roast to you, I sure would.  How 'bout some heavy-duty VIBES instead?

I'll take them with pleasure.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 04:30:20 PM
Only if I get all the chow mein I can eat!

Fed directly to you by Miss LuPone?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:31:28 PM
Why in the world would the Arizona Diamondbacks send me an e-mail offering  me a discount on season tickets?  That would be a lot of driving to watch eighty-one home games.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 04:32:18 PM
Fed directly to you by Miss LuPone?


  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X  
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 04:33:10 PM
Would you accept Chowsie?

I think he should play Caroline, the moo cow.



 :-*




Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 04:33:54 PM
Ooh!  Ooh!

I went and started


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Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 04:36:15 PM
I thought the girl from AMERICAN IDOL who sang the National Anthem did a wonderful job.  It didn't top Whitney, but it was damn good.

That was pre-game, though....not halftime.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 04:41:28 PM
DR CILLA LIZ we will want a complete EVITA report.

DR JMK - I first noticed Mr James Callahan when he played an assistant to Mr Dan Dailey in the series THE GOVERNOR AND JJ, costarring Neva Patterson and Julie Sommars.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 04:43:01 PM
DR MBARNUM will be LA this weekend to hobknob with all of the SEE-lebrities including Mr John Saxon, Mr Gregg Palmer, Ms Carol Channing, Ms Carol Lynley, and Mr Bruce Kimmel.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jrand70 on February 04, 2008, 04:47:18 PM
Like DR MATTH - I think the Criterion DVD's have some great extras.  The documentary on A NIGHT TO REMEMBER about the making of the movie was interesting and fun to watch.

20th Century-Fox's TITANIC also had some interesting extras including a great photo gallery.

I liked the interviews about Jane Frohman on the WITH A SONG IN MY HEART DVD that came out this year!

And MOVE OVER DARLING had some of the original Marilyn Monroe footage from SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 04:57:25 PM
It was the "kiked" to which I referred.   ;D
Sorry, I did not remember that.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 05:08:11 PM
I thought that James Callahan died last summer or maybe even spring?
I thought so, too becaues I still thought of him as the young ladies man on "Wendy and Me" and not as the father or whatever he played on something like "Charles in Charge."
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 05:11:22 PM
That was pre-game, though....not halftime.


Yes, that is usually when they sing the National Anthem.  I was just making a personal observation about the day in general.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 05:13:40 PM
Last time I was in Phoenix I was amazed at how many things have been torn down and something else built there since I left in 1992.  I ddin't recognize a lot of places where I used to spend a lot of time. It made me a little uneasy

How do you think I feel when I drive by a corner I've lived by all my life and suddenly couldn't tell which city I'm in?!  A few of us have an alert system going when we run across some building torn down or replaced (or orchards cemented over).   It keeps us from crashing into an intersection tht we used to know like the backs of our hands.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 05:15:22 PM
I don't think he'll be here this weekend, since the Courts show is next weekend.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
I'm exhausted.  I finished seven pages, finished the penultimate chapter and am now onto what should be the final chapter - it will be twice the length of the other chapters, but since the other chatpers are purposely short, that won't be too big a deal.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 05:17:07 PM
Kevin came by and picked up his CDS.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 05:18:11 PM
I'm now listening to Quincy Jones' Quicey's Got A Brand New Bag - very nice.  A Japanese import miniLP thing.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 05:18:22 PM
DR MBARNUM will be LA this weekend to hobknob with all of the SEE-lebrities including Mr John Saxon, Mr Gregg Palmer, Ms Carol Channing, Ms Carol Lynley, and Mr Bruce Kimmel.


I seemed to have the lost the link to these things.  Bruce or Michael, can you please send it to me?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 05:18:33 PM
Woody, you were mentioning, the other day. the PBS production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Sally Ann Howe.  I think I still have a video of it around here somewhere.  It has a couple of jumps in it, where my roommate attempted to tape over it, but basically the majority of it is there. I wonder if I can locate that video?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 05:19:40 PM
BK-- good luck with whatever was troubling you yesterday.

As a matter of fact, good luck to everyone with everything!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 05:24:04 PM


As a matter of fact, good luck to everyone with everything!


Except for the Macbeths who deserve whatever they get!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 05:25:28 PM
Except for the Macbeths who deserve whatever they get!

Some lovely bedding would be a great start! ;D
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 05:33:49 PM
Some lovely bedding would be a great start! ;D

"Honey, isn't that a lovely pattern?  And it's textured too.  Oh!  And it looks like it's changing right before our eyes!"
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 05:40:19 PM
(I could've won a million dollars...) I had a feeling I'd be hearing from you, DR derBrucer  :-*

Yes, yes, you've got the facts on your side, BUT the reality check is:

A. I was not that in love with Ralph Nadar but voted for him because if the Green party had gotten a certain percentage of votes (it was like 6 or 10, or somewhere around there), it would have been eligible for some of that campaign dinero -- and then the monopoly held by the Demos and Repubs might have been cracked and America might actually have been on the road to true democractic elections -- and a true three, four, five. etc., party system in the future. (But instead I got burned in two ways -- the Green Party didn't get the percentage and Gore didn't get a bunch of those Green Party votes that otherwise he would have...) Sure, there are all kinds of parties out there and occasionally a Libertarian gets elected, but the reality of it is, America is a two-party system (that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!) by design, by intent, by historical maneuvering, and by the money factor. So I can be quoted all the facts out there, but I know in my heart it's still a two-party system......

You forgot to mention, DR Miss K, that both the Democratic and Repubican parties are mutatable - whenever a truly viable third alternative crops up, one or the other of the two top parties manage to absorb the philosophies into their own.  Which is why no third party lasts as a player in elections for more than one Presidential election cycle.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 05:46:53 PM
To A: Yes, we have what is essentially a two party system. And it slikely to so remain because, based on history, a soon as a counter-movemnet gains any traction, their main positions are incorporated into one or other of the main parties - positions from the left (like many of those from the early socialists) get aborbed into the Democrat Party, positions from the right (like many of those from the Libertarians), into the Republican Party. Since both parties modify themselves to address popular positions, they are likely to be around for a while. Democracies like France and Italy that have suffered under the varies of a multi-party system envy the stability the the US and Great Britain enjoy with their two party sytems.
...der Brucer
Oh, you already said it.  
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:49:44 PM
Yes, that is usually when they sing the National Anthem.  I was just making a personal observation about the day in general.


I get it....you were citing a halftime-specific post and commenting in general....and I wasn't supposed to be confused.

 ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:52:13 PM
Did BK direct EL CID?



No...nor the other film mentioned, either.   The discussion was about commentaries, not about BK-directed films.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 05:53:39 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/BudMain020408.jpg)

Voted by TV Guide as best beer ad.

der Brucer
The paws that refresh.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:54:37 PM
"Honey, isn't that a lovely pattern?  And it's textured too.  Oh!  And it looks like it's changing right before our eyes!"


"Oh, look!  SNACKS!"
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 05:56:28 PM
I get it....you were citing a halftime-specific post and commenting in general....and I wasn't supposed to be confused.

 ;)


My apologies, Ron.  Would it help if we typed slower for you?   ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:57:29 PM
You forgot to mention, DR Miss K, that both the Democratic and Repubican parties are mutatable - whenever a truly viable third alternative crops up, one or the other of the two top parties manage to absorb the philosophies into their own.  Which is why no third party lasts as a player in elections for more than one Presidential election cycle.


And just look at  our two Democratic Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain.

Lines are being blurred everywhere.

Barack Obama has convinced many people he can bring about "change".   He doesn't say how  he's going to do it, and he doesn't have any track record of ever having done it.  But he's using  the placebo effect of soothing words to make McCain look more and more like the man to vote for when Obama gets the Democratic nomination.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:58:34 PM
Add to the above that Schwarzenegger has come out and declared he's backing McCain's candidacy, and it's a win-win situation for them
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:58:56 PM
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:59:20 PM
Ooh!  Ooh!

I went and started


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Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 05:59:44 PM
Somebody STOP me........................
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 06:00:05 PM
I'm on a roll....and what I really need to be doing is preparing dinner.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
That should work.  I'm playing Mary Poppins auditions all day tomorrow (and Wednesday), so I'll probably be in need of a margarita.  ;)
New realization: that the spoonful of sugar is supposed to be followed with a couple of shots of tequila!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 04, 2008, 06:00:37 PM
Smoked pork chop, pinto beans, broccoli and boiled potatoes are the blue-collar special of the day.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 06:02:46 PM
I'm on a roll....and what I really need to be doing is preparing dinner.

DR Ron on a roll, could be yummy
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:02:57 PM
Baked chicken breasts and roasted brussel sprouts.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:03:17 PM
DR Ron on a roll, could be yummy

There went my dinner.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:03:49 PM
New realization: that the spoonful of sugar is supposed to be followed with a couple of shots of tequila!

Already been there, DR SWW.  Already been there.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 06:04:03 PM
meatloaf, WW mac and cheese, and a salad - and a skinny cow later (maybe 2)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:04:19 PM
My apologies, Ron.  Would it help if we typed slower for you?   ;)

I think the just needs to wipe the phlegm from his eyes.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:04:56 PM
Welcome fifteen GUESTS.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:05:16 PM
The jernt is jumpin' so how can we only be on page eight?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 06:05:28 PM
How do you think I feel when I drive by a corner I've lived by all my life and suddenly couldn't tell which city I'm in?!  A few of us have an alert system going when we run across some building torn down or replaced (or orchards cemented over).   It keeps us from crashing into an intersection tht we used to know like the backs of our hands.

That is frustrating on a small scale, I feel for you Phoenix folks.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:05:30 PM
Woody, you were mentioning, the other day. the PBS production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Sally Ann Howe.  I think I still have a video of it around here somewhere.  It has a couple of jumps in it, where my roommate attempted to tape over it, but basically the majority of it is there. I wonder if I can locate that video?
I remember recording it on VHS when it was shown, but cannot remember where my copy has gone.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:05:47 PM
Matthew, did you get my e-mail?  If you're not interested in the LP let me know asap as I have a backup sale.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: singdaw on February 04, 2008, 06:06:15 PM
Can anyone identify the actors in this photo?

DR TCB - The play is called Hunting and Gathering.  It's by Brooke Berman, and the actors are:
Michael Chernus (Astor), Mamie Gummer (Bess), Keira Naughton (Ruth) and Jeremy Shamos (Jesse)

Ben Brantley reviewed (http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/theater/reviews/04hunt.html) it in today's New York Times.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:06:31 PM
People come, people go, like Grand Hotel.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:07:18 PM
I'm still exhausted.  I'm thinking about doing another page but maybe not for a few hours.  The big question is do I want to watch a DVD.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 06:07:32 PM
Matthew, did you get my e-mail?  If you're not interested in the LP let me know asap as I have a backup sale.

bk - I didn't get your email.  I am interested.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:08:57 PM
I responded hours ago.  I'll resend it now.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 06:09:20 PM
DR TCB - The play is called Hunting and Gathering.  It's by Brooke Berman, and the actors are:
Michael Chernus (Astor), Mamie Gummer (Bess), Keira Naughton (Ruth) and Jeremy Shamos (Jesse)

Ben Brantley reviewed (http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/theater/reviews/04hunt.html) it in today's New York Times.

Thank you.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 06:09:46 PM
DR Ron on a roll, could be yummy

There's a picture out on the Internet (many times over, I'm sure) that's supposedly John Barrowman's "cake cutter" in a roll. ;)

I'm just sayin'.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:10:49 PM
I <heart> Keira Naughton.  She's an amazing actress, and a pretty good singer too.

I also <HEART> Keira's father.  ;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:12:16 PM
Matthew - resent.  Does yahoo have a spam folder or something?  Anyway, the LP is $20, I pick up the postage, and you can pay via paypal to kritzerland@adelphia.net.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:12:23 PM
There's a picture out on the Internet (many times over, I'm sure) that's supposedly John Barrowman's "cake cutter" in a roll. ;)

I'm just sayin'.

Well, I've seen it in a hot dog bun.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 06:14:04 PM
Well, I've seen it in a hot dog bun.

A hot dog bun is a type of roll...but yup, that's the picture. :D

Or have you seen it in person?? :o
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:15:06 PM
A hot dog bun is a type of roll...but yup, that's the picture. :D

Or have you seen it in person?? :o

Let's just say that that was a long summer at the Kennedy Center.  And, yes, the actor's canteen served hotdogs.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:15:27 PM
"Could I have an extra bun?"
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 06:15:52 PM
Also re: the Super Bowl commercials.

What was up with those dancing iguanas?

The barfing baby?

The dog licking up that water like crazy?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 06:16:10 PM
bk- all done :)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 06:17:50 PM
They just started airing (here) the first 2 shows of the HBO show EXTRAS.

I'm not sure if i like it or not. I find myself a lot more into it whenever Christina from UGLY BETTY is on.

Btw, next week they will be starting (here) DEXTER and DAMAGES.

Does anyone think I might like these?
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:19:12 PM
bk- all done :)

Cool beans - if you didn't include your address with the payment, send it to me separately.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2008, 06:19:55 PM
TOTD.  I have no interest in hearing directors or anyone talking about/over the films.  I have at times enjoyed the extras such as deleted scenes (Gosford Park), related documentaries included, and of course the "extras" on the pixar films.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:20:56 PM
I've got to go find some sort of box to ship LPs in now.  My mail place didn't have them.  Anyone have any ideas?  I think I used to use priority boxes, keeping them flat and just folding the ends in, but I worry about breakage.  I know I've received LP-sized things in some sort of pizza box-like packaging - maybe I'll drive over to Staples and see what they have.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Tomovoz on February 04, 2008, 06:23:58 PM
The above post was brought to you with the "help" of DR TCB.

Now back to listening to Barbara Cook singing about making her garden grow.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 06:30:54 PM
bk- all done :)

Darn.



;)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:35:02 PM
DR Jennifer - As for "Dexter", well... It's a about a "good" serial-killer, so...  If you get squeamish at the sight of blood, killing and mutilations, well, this is probably not the series for you.

As for "Damages", the first episode sets the tone for the series, so... I loved it.  Very gripping.  But also very straight forward, adult, and brutal when it needed to be.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:35:53 PM
Re the YouTube London Follies Who's That Woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqLerV6Vgw)

I don't know where this was filmed/taped, but that's not the set as I remember it at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.  I do not remember ther being a set of stairs coming up to the stage, I do not remember that floor design, and I certainly do not remember the logo being lit as a backdrop during the show.

And yes, I was awake all through the show that night.  I'd had trouble staying awake all through Les Miz a couple of nights earlier, but that was immediately following our nonstop flight from Los Angeles International, during which I had slept very little, and dammit I was tired.  By the time der B and I saw Pacific Overtures and Follies back to back, I'd caught up with my sleep.

Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 06:36:29 PM
Darn.



;)

DR George, you know how I love to share :)
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:39:20 PM
TOD:

The "making of" episodes that go with both Doctor Who (aka Doctor Who Confidential) and Torchwood (aka Torchwood Declassified) are well done.  And the special DWC on the Doctor Who Concert filmed in Cardiff is a hoot.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 06:40:11 PM
DR George, you know how I love to share :)

That's what I love about HHW. :-*
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 06:44:57 PM
Re the YouTube London Follies Who's That Woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqLerV6Vgw)

I don't know where this was filmed/taped, but that's not the set as I remember it at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.  I do not remember ther being a set of stairs coming up to the stage, I do not remember that floor design, and I certainly do not remember the logo being lit as a backdrop during the show.

And yes, I was awake all through the show that night.  I'd had trouble staying awake all through Les Miz a couple of nights earlier, but that was immediately following our nonstop flight from Los Angeles International, during which I had slept very little, and dammit I was tired.  By the time der B and I saw Pacific Overtures and Follies back to back, I'd caught up with my sleep.



You are correct, DR SWW.  I've seen that clip before - and in a better, cleaner copy.  If I'm remembering correctly, the vid is from either a tribute show for Cameron Mackintosh or an awards ceremony.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 06:48:22 PM
DR MattH, I was wondering if you were going to comment on AS THE WORLD TURNS (spoilers i guess if there is anyone here who watches).


*
*
*

I don't watch it. But there are a lot of posts about what happened today on the cbs.soaps board.  It sounds like a lot happened!  They kissed. There was a lot of talk about sex.

I'm still so curious what they will show (if anything) when the time comes.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 06:48:49 PM
How can my 3-day weekend be over already?  Ah, well, at least I'm only working 4 days this week - taking Saturday off for an AAUW luncheon at which the speaker is an immigration attorney from NE Ohio.  That means no information-waitressing day this week - hoo and ray.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:49:57 PM
Quote
ANYTHING GOES

JOHN BARROWMAN

Published by Michael O'Mara

John Barrowman's autobiography was never going to be a serious tome - 20 years in theatre have left him with an irrepressible luvvy gene that sings from every page.

Gossipy, fun and endlessly entertaining, buy this out of curiosity, buy it for the insight into the worlds of stage and television, but most of all, buy it for his absolutely hilarious stories of a Glasgow childhood with a granny you'll just adore.

Barrowman set out to create a book that was like "lounging in our pyjamas on the couch in my living room, sharing a pot of tea and having a laugh about my life so far." Does he achieve that?

John, honey, pass the biscuits.

From the Daily Record (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/book-reviews/2008/02/02/book-reviews-february-2-86908-20306479/)

Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Ginny on February 04, 2008, 06:50:20 PM
But 5:50am, when my alarm goes off, will come as quite a shock, so

Good Night, HHW!
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 06:51:56 PM
Staples was no help, so I guess I'll try the priority box route - I used to send laserdiscs like that and never had a problem.  Basically, you take a normal sized priority box but don't make it look like a folded box - the lps fit right in and then you bend the ends over and seal.  They're pretty sturdy.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 06:52:21 PM
...I'm still so curious what they will show (if anything) when the time comes.
Probably less than you saw in Brokeback Mountain.

Heck, probably less than you've seen in any other sex scene in American soaps.

And definately less than was shown in Kansas City Trucking Co.

 :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D :o
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 06:58:21 PM
RE: DR SWW's comments.

I've actually never seen BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.


It's sort of confusing to me. Cause 1) it is daytime.

but 2) the soaps are known for showing sex.

I really don't think they will show anything. Maybe just a kiss and an implication of what they are doing.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 06:59:57 PM
DR Jennifer - As for "Dexter", well... It's a about a "good" serial-killer, so...  If you get squeamish at the sight of blood, killing and mutilations, well, this is probably not the series for you.

As for "Damages", the first episode sets the tone for the series, so... I loved it.  Very gripping.  But also very straight forward, adult, and brutal when it needed to be.

Thanks for the reply.

I am not squeamish at blood. BUt i don't really like violence.

I don't really have any idea what DAMAGE is about.  They don't really say in the promos.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jeanne on February 04, 2008, 07:01:06 PM
I've got to go find some sort of box to ship LPs in now.  My mail place didn't have them.  Anyone have any ideas?  I think I used to use priority boxes, keeping them flat and just folding the ends in, but I worry about breakage.  I know I've received LP-sized things in some sort of pizza box-like packaging - maybe I'll drive over to Staples and see what they have.

Bruce, U-Haul is a good source for boxes. There used to be a U-Haul store in Santa Monica, but that would be a bit far. Check their website. They tend to have a good selection of sizes and good prices--much, much better than (my) Staples.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 07:02:31 PM
I remember seeing EVITA here on stage (before the movie came out).  And i just loved it so much.

I think it helps if the actress playing Eva is great.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 07:03:02 PM
Btw, there was a lot of AMERICAN IDOL promotion during the Super Bowl.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 07:03:10 PM
Bryan is 36,000 feet in the air & about 4 hours from home.  I'm sure he had a great time in NY & I bet he will be glad to get home-much needs to be done before he leaves again for his next interview.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2008, 07:04:02 PM
'night
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: Jennifer on February 04, 2008, 07:04:33 PM
Oh and is anybody else excited about SURVIVOR starting this Thursday?

I wonder if all the at home fans will be cheering for the favorites over the fans. I'm curious about that part.
Title: Re:THE SUCKY AND THE YUCKY VS. THE DUCKY AND THE LUCKY
Post by: TPunk on February 04, 2008, 07:08:48 PM
They just started airing (here) the first 2 shows of the HBO show EXTRAS.

I'm not sure if i like it or not. I find myself a lot more into it whenever Christina from UGLY BETTY is on.

Btw, next week they will be starting (here) DEXTER and DAMAGES.

Does anyone think I might like these?

Jennifer, I super love Dexter. I don't have Showtime but I've downloaded all of season 1 off of itunes.
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Post by: TCB on February 04, 2008, 07:10:32 PM
I remember seeing EVITA here on stage (before the movie came out).  And i just loved it so much.

I think it helps if the actress playing Eva is great.


That was what the problem was when I saw it!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:12:13 PM
Good evening. Well tonight I am soon off to see Evita.  I'm looking forward to it.  I'm just hoping it wil be a good production. Sometimes we get good quality and sometimes it's terrible.   I've always liked the music to Evita and the story of Eva Peron, so it will be a fun evening for me.

DUH!

The auditions I played today were for the current tour of Evita - which I'm guessing DR Cillaliz is currently seeing.

-Just remember, I was only the pianist at the auditions.  I had no say in who got cast or how the show directed.  ;)
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:14:40 PM
I'm still exhausted.  I'm listening to a sort of fun musical from Germany - never heard of it - I got it because the music is by Harold Faltermeyer, who scored quite a few 80s films like Beverly Hills Cop and Thief of Hearts.  It's quite tuneful, has a nice-sized orchestra with strings and everything, and the singers are very good.  Anyone heard of it?  It's called Wake Up.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:14:56 PM
At long last page ten.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:15:22 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 07:22:39 PM
And definately less than was shown in Kansas City Trucking Co.

 :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D :o

And what makes you think that dear, sweet, innocent Jennifer would know anything about Kansas City Trucking Co.?? :o
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 04, 2008, 07:29:45 PM
And what makes you think that dear, sweet, innocent Jennifer would know anything about Kansas City Trucking Co.?? :o
::)







 ;D
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Post by: Michael on February 04, 2008, 07:30:07 PM
You are correct, DR SWW.  I've seen that clip before - and in a better, cleaner copy.  If I'm remembering correctly, the vid is from either a tribute show for Cameron Mackintosh or an awards ceremony.

Actually I believe it was from the annual Royal Command Performance. It is taped/broadcast around Christmas time. I used to see these specials when i lived in Canada on the CBC
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:33:08 PM
So many people just sitting there like so much fish.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:33:25 PM
I'm relaxing now, doing LP transfers.
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Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2008, 07:33:32 PM
I think he should play Caroline, the moo cow.



 :-*


Ah, but which end of the cow?





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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:36:50 PM
Ooh, we've just gone to Moroder Flashdance land.  And this song is in English, rather than German.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:37:03 PM
80s man!
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 07:37:21 PM
I'm exhausted, in case I haven't mentioned it yet.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:38:54 PM
I'm exhausted, in case I haven't mentioned it yet.

As if it needs to be mentioned?

;)
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 07:48:06 PM
I'm relaxing now, doing LP transfers.

BK, I know it's not Wednesday's Ask BK Questions Day (no really, I do), but when you make CDs from LPs, whether you keep the LPs or sell them, do you scan or copy the record covers to make CD booklets or do you just type out lists of the songs?

I personally like to scan the covers and make booklets with the original artwork.  At work, we have a copy machine that's also a scanner, and if we don't actually print anything (which would cost), we can scan images and e-mail them to our work e-mail, which I can then e-mail to my home e-mail and make a booklet. :) I have to scan each side of the cover twice and patch it together, but that's better than my home scanner where I have to scan each side at least four times!  I was very happy when we got this copier/scanner at work...and were given permission to use it for personal use if we don't do anything that incurs a cost, like printing :D
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 07:48:15 PM
DR Jose - how old is this Evita tour?  Or is this new?  (another new tour.... oy)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:51:57 PM
DR Jose - how old is this Evita tour?  Or is this new?  (another new tour.... oy)

Another suitcase in another hall...

Another bunch of actors on the bus....

This tour went out last year.  It's non-Equity, and it's still directed and supervised by Larry Fuller, the original choreographer.  I'm guessing it's a good tour.  However, this tour is also going out with the "new" orchestrations.  I believe it tours with a band of five(?!?!?), and the new arrangements were apparently supervised and approved by Sir ALW himself.  :-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 07:53:58 PM
Hmm... My roommates want me to make cookies.  Right now.  Hmm...
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 07:57:03 PM
Another suitcase in another hall...

Another bunch of actors on the bus....

This tour went out last year.  It's non-Equity, and it's still directed and supervised by Larry Fuller, the original choreographer.  I'm guessing it's a good tour.  However, this tour is also going out with the "new" orchestrations.  I believe it tours with a band of five(?!?!?), and the new arrangements were apparently supervised and approved by Sir ALW himself.  :-\

Goes out with a band of 5?  Are they not using local players on their stops?  Yikes
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 08:04:13 PM
Goes out with a band of 5?  Are they not using local players on their stops?  Yikes

No locals hired.  I believe almost all the tour personnel are non-union.

As for the small band, Evita is not the only ALW show to have new "streamlined" orchestrations.  I'm not sure why they were reduced, but they were.  And from what I understand, even though R&H still licenses and rents out the original 23-22 piece orchestration, they too will soon be licensing the new reduced orchestrations.  But I may be totally wrong about that.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:11:57 PM
DR Jennifer, I have no idea if you would like any of those shows, but I can tell you that DAMAGES and DEXTER are both superlative shows unlike anything else on television. EXTRAS is absolutely hilarious to me, but comedy is a personal thing, and for some, Ricky Gervais' ultra dry, ultra droll sense of humor leaves them flat.

Again, all I can say is to sample them yourself and see what you think. In the case of DEXTER and DAMAGES, the first episodes pretty much set the tone for both series, so if you don't like the first show, you won't like the rest of them.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:14:50 PM
I began my evening by finishing SOUL FOOD. SOme highly melodramatic situations put in the last episode to serve as cliffhangers for the next season. Really just found the show OK and nothing more.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 04, 2008, 08:14:54 PM
I have nothing to say, except that it is cold and drippy outside.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:16:26 PM
Next, since I watched the first part of that two part CLOSER off TNT-HD last night, I put in the DVD tonight so I could watch the second half of that story again. ENjoyed it a lot, and I have to say that the second season DVDs look really wonderful upconverted to HD.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:18:37 PM
Next, I watched tonight's TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. Brian Bloom was a primary guest star, and he's looking more beautiful than ever, even if he was playing a cyborg. Dressed in Army fatigues, he was quite a sight!

And the newest Terminator is being played by Garrett Dillahunt who always does a great job. I enjoyed the episode tonight a lot.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:19:56 PM
I concluded my evening by watching last night's post-Super Bowl episode of HOUSE. DR Jane was completely correct: it was a super episode and Mira Sorvino was terrific. A really nice surprise as the mystery disease, and an even nicer surprise at the end of the show about Wilson.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 08:31:13 PM
BK, I know it's not Wednesday's Ask BK Questions Day (no really, I do), but when you make CDs from LPs, whether you keep the LPs or sell them, do you scan or copy the record covers to make CD booklets or do you just type out lists of the songs?

I personally like to scan the covers and make booklets with the original artwork.  At work, we have a copy machine that's also a scanner, and if we don't actually print anything (which would cost), we can scan images and e-mail them to our work e-mail, which I can then e-mail to my home e-mail and make a booklet. :) I have to scan each side of the cover twice and patch it together, but that's better than my home scanner where I have to scan each side at least four times!  I was very happy when we got this copier/scanner at work...and were given permission to use it for personal use if we don't do anything that incurs a cost, like printing :D

I don't do the covers - I have a nice CD cover template that I use with the thin cases, and I type out the song list on the back of that, so I have the album title on the front and the program info when you open the case.  
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 08:32:01 PM
I think I'll do a couple more instrumental covers of shows, i.e. Ray Ellis doing How To Succeed and Frank Chacksfield doing She Loves Me.
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 08:32:33 PM
Another suitcase in another hall...

Another bunch of actors on the bus....

This tour went out last year.  It's non-Equity, and it's still directed and supervised by Larry Fuller, the original choreographer.  I'm guessing it's a good tour.  However, this tour is also going out with the "new" orchestrations.  I believe it tours with a band of five(?!?!?), and the new arrangements were apparently supervised and approved by Sir ALW himself.  :-\

Okay, talk about a small world:  I got an e-mail just this evening from someone, inviting me to join Facebook.  So, I did.  I put in my profile that I went to Western Washington University, class of '89 (which I did).  I clicked on the WWU link and one of the people who had also signed up on Facebook was Kari (pronounced Kah-ree).  She was a friend of mine at Western!  Not a close friend, but a friend.  I couldn't view her profile (I don't know why) but I viewed her friends list and one is from Olympia!  (I don't know him.)  I clicked on his link and was able to view his profile and the two comments that he has are from Kari.  One says that she's "on the national tour of Evita singing my little heart out - ha ha!"  And the other says, "Congrats! Too bad -- we actually played Olympia last November (tho not such a great theatre)."  

Not a great theater??  That was the Washington Center, where I usher all the time!  I was asked to work backstage for that show but I couldn't because I was in Nite of the Living Dead!  I would've seen her!  And think...today, just when Jose and Matthew posted here about the national tour of Evita, I got an e-mail to join Facebook, and saw someone I knew in college who is in that exact tour!

What a coinkydink! ;D

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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 08:38:35 PM
Okay, talk about a small world:  I got an e-mail just this evening from someone, inviting me to join Facebook.  So, I did.  I put in my profile that I went to Western Washington University, class of '89 (which I did).  I clicked on the WWU link and one of the people who had also signed up on Facebook was Kari (pronounced Kah-ree).  She was a friend of mine at Western!  Not a close friend, but a friend.  I couldn't view her profile (I don't know why) but I viewed her friends list and one is from Olympia!  (I don't know him.)  I clicked on his link and was able to view his profile and the two comments that he has are from Kari.  One says that she's "on the national tour of Evita singing my little heart out - ha ha!"  And the other says, "Congrats! Too bad -- we actually played Olympia last November (tho not such a great theatre)."  

Not a great theater??  That was the Washington Center, where I usher all the time!  I was asked to work backstage for that show but I couldn't because I was in Nite of the Living Dead!  I would've seen her!  And think...today, just when I joined Facebook and saw that Kari was in the tour of Evita, Jose and Matthew posted here about it!  

What a coinkydink! ;D



...And from what I recall, there are actually a couple of cast members from Washington State on the tour right now.  I remember them flying in from Seattle to audition for the tour... And then flying back again for their callbacks.  Of course, totally at the their own expense.  And I believe the guy was hired sort of at the last moment, and had something like three days to fly back to Seattle, get his stuff in order, and then fly back to New York city for rehearsals.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 04, 2008, 08:42:54 PM
I have some writing to finish up, and then I'm heading down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 08:45:10 PM
PAGE 11 DANCE!!
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Post by: George on February 04, 2008, 08:45:27 PM
Time to head home.
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Post by: FJL on February 04, 2008, 08:56:17 PM
A meeting this afternoon, then more tax work.  Catching up after eight hours away.  Nothing much to post, though.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
And what makes you think that dear, sweet, innocent Jennifer would know anything about Kansas City Trucking Co.?? :o


That reminds me of when my sweet dear sister said, just the other day, "That guy looks like a 1970s porn star"....and I asked her how she would know what a 1970s porn star looked like.

She had no answer.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 04, 2008, 09:10:10 PM
DR JRand is partly right...I will be in Los Angeles [part of] this weekend as I arrive in Burbank on Sunday.

BK is correct in that the Ray Court Show is not until the following weekend..well, Friday and Saturday.

And DR Kerry, and any others who are curious, here is the line-up for the show...http://www.hollywoodcollectorshow.com/Burbank.htm (http://www.hollywoodcollectorshow.com/Burbank.htm)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 09:31:14 PM
How was the show, DR Cillaliz?
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:36:42 PM
Well, let's have a good hold haineshisway.com get-together with MBarnum when he arrives.  I can probably rustle up Cason, and Miss Patti, and perhaps one or two others, like singingnymph.
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 09:37:01 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 09:48:04 PM
How was the show, DR Cillaliz?

Oy! I just wrote a long post about the show and the site said I wasn't logged in so I lost it.

Ok, let's see....overall, I really enjoyed the show. I wouldn't give it a rave review, but it was good and I'm very glad I went.

There are actually 6 people in the "orchestra" 3 keyboards, guitar, bass and drums.  I thought the arrangements worked fine. You have to understand we have had non-equity shows with canned music. Having real musicians is a good thing.

Cameron Wade played Eva. She has a very sweet voice. This worked in some places, but sometimes I would have liked a little more edge to it.  Overall she did a very good job and her performance got stronger as the show progressed.

Omar Lopez-Cepero was Che. He was great.
 
Philip Peterson was Juan Peron and he had a fabulous voice. When he started singing it was one of those "Whoa, this guy can sing" moments.  He's played Che and Magaldi in the past.  

So, it was an enjoyable evening. The house (2500) was sold out or nearly sold out. The audience gave a standing ovation, but not until Che and Eva were taking their bows and it was more of a polite standing O rather than a jump up and scream standing O. The buzz after the show all sounded positive.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 09:51:20 PM
Thanks, DR Cillaliz.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 04, 2008, 09:51:53 PM
And since I'll be playing a Chorus Call in about nine hours...

Goodnight.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 04, 2008, 10:02:08 PM
That was the reader's digest condensed version of what I thought of the show. I can give more details if anyone is interested. But I'll do it tomorrow. Tonight I must sleep
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:06:12 PM
I thought the California primary was part of Super Tuesday.

"Feb 08" meaning February 2008.

It is on the 5th - Super Tuesday tomorrow

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:07:45 PM
Don't forget to vote for whoever you feel like voting for.

"whomever" :-X

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:35:57 PM
Also re: the Super Bowl commercials.

The dog licking up that water like crazy?

That was an ad for the ultimate thirst quencher GATORADE!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 04, 2008, 10:48:39 PM
I am not squeamish at blood. BUt i don't really like violence.

I don't really have any idea what DAMAGE is about.  They don't really say in the promos.

I think you would not like DAMAGES, particularly if you want to avoid violence against both humans and pets.

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on February 04, 2008, 11:16:59 PM
I had to get something to eat - I went to the market and got a Lean Cuisine pizza.
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:54:56 PM
Will this get us to page 12......
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:55:29 PM
maybe this will....
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:55:44 PM
I am my own frenzie
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:55:59 PM
We can never go back to ......
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:56:10 PM
page 12?
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:56:56 PM
And now lovely ladies and kind gentlemen.....
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:59:14 PM
Don't cry for me page 11
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:59:32 PM
A new page 11
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Post by: Matthew on February 04, 2008, 11:59:50 PM
another posting on another page
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Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2008, 12:00:48 AM
Just a spoonful of sugar....
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Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2008, 12:01:08 AM
I'm so outa here!!   G'night.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2008, 12:04:21 AM
Well, I suppose I should post something. ::)
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Post by: George on February 05, 2008, 12:04:36 AM
;)

And since we're so close...
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Post by: George on February 05, 2008, 12:04:47 AM
PAGE 12 DANCE!!
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Post by: George on February 05, 2008, 12:05:19 AM
Thanks, Matthew!  I couldn't have done it without you...or anyone else who posted today!

;D