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Title: BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:16:52 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were back to normal, and now it is time for you to post until the back to normal cows come home.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:18:08 AM
And the word of the day is: LYCHNOBITE!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:20:25 AM
Welcome seven GUESTS!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:21:08 AM
Is anybody there?  Does anybody care?  Does anybody see what I see?  What am I, John Adams all of a sudden?
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:21:33 AM
It was nice to eat some food after forty-eight hours of blechhhyness.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matthew on February 09, 2008, 12:57:55 AM
First non-bk post!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:33:22 AM
The nearest Pita Pit is 115 miles away from me...   :(
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:34:00 AM
DR Tomovoz, Millie is adorable!!  :)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:35:28 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to DRs der Brucer and MBarnum on their new lofty perches in the clouds!!

DR MBarnum, I'm sorry about the cancellation.  :(
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:39:02 AM
Thanks for the food porn, DR JoseSPiano.  :)   And if you happen to go back to The Cupboard to pick up a copy of their cookbook, would you mind picking up an extra copy for me?  I'll reimburse you!

ps:  really enjoyed that "frozen Grand Central" video clip!!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:40:18 AM
Sorry to hear about the job prospect, DR Kerry.  Perhaps there is someone needing to hire a bowtie expert?

I guess it's the "fiddling" part of them that frustrates me...I like instant gratification!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:44:08 AM
Glad to be off the DRY HEAVE and glad that bk is getting back toward 100%.

Although I'd rather have Fifty Percent of him...

Or ANY percent of him...

Than ALL of anybody else...

...at all!

;D
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:44:47 AM
OK, back to bed...

BECAUSE IT'S SATURDAY, AND I CAN!  :)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:45:10 AM
Thus endeth this mini-frenzy.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:48:56 AM
Oh, but before I go:

(http://img147.rockyou.com/58/58387/58387370/58387370_cf72ce701173051082.jpg)

Should we warn Lucky before DR MBarnum pulls into town?  ;D
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:36:34 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm "reminded" that the second morning is always something of a "surprise".  Thankfully, Red Bull is one of the sponsors of the conference.  ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:38:11 AM


Should we warn Lucky before DR MBarnum pulls into town?  ;D

The APB has already been posted at all gyms, studio canteens and nursing homes.

;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:40:19 AM
Thanks for the food porn, DR JoseSPiano.  :)   And if you happen to go back to The Cupboard to pick up a copy of their cookbook, would you mind picking up an extra copy for me?  I'll reimburse you!

ps:  really enjoyed that "frozen Grand Central" video clip!!

You're welcome, DR singdaw.  I'm thinking I may head back there again today.  Yes, I know I should have some BBQ while I'm here in town, but, frankly, I'm just not in a BBQ mood.  But that will most likely change tomorrow.  We shall see.  But I'd be more than happy to at least stop back by The Cupboard for a cookbook for you (and myself).
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:43:44 AM
The nearest Pita Pit is 115 miles away from me...   :(

There's one in the West Village.  I haven't given it a try since there are so many non-chain falafel shop options in the area, but I guess I could always go there on a "fishing expedition", so to speak. ;)s
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:44:25 AM
BK - Good to hear that your tummy is back to normal.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 04:45:03 AM
Good morning, all!  Last night around midnight, because I'm sleeping on an air mattress and can hear things through the floor, I was awakened by the sobbing of the neighbor below me.  This is the third time this week this has happened, and I'm concerned.  I know she's going through health problems and surgery soon, and I worry about her.  I also don't want to go down and ask her since it's only my business if she tells me something. So, if you could all send her some vibes for her health, that would be nice.

The laundry is in, and I am feeling somewhat better than I did yesterday afternoon; I was fearing that the exhaustion of this 4-week megillah was really making me ill.

DR MBarnum, the Abner and Daisy Mae are from my favorite piece of idiotic literature, NBC's dreadful soap opera PASSIONS.

Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 04:47:07 AM
And here's a link:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24621

I love Fred Willard and Cathy Rigby!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:47:37 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Well... I still remember seeing "Orca" at the drive-in movie with my parents when I was nine, and I remember seeing it again on TV a few years later.  After reading BK's "review", it's good to know that the movie is probably as stupid and confusing now as it was then. ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:48:51 AM
~~~~~VIBES FOR DR ELMORE'S NEIGHBOR~~~~~
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:50:29 AM
And, I guess, I better get ready to head to the theatre for today's batch of auditions. So...

Laters...
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 04:51:34 AM
Health vibes for Larry's neighbor
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 04:54:44 AM
Vibes for neighbor of DR ELMORE.

Congrats on the new plateau for DRs derBRUCER and MBARNUM.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 04:59:40 AM
DR JMK - I think it's King of China Town.....but maybe the seller will let you know for sure.

RE: Tv Times.....I am always hoping that Franny never stopped in to see ex-husband's movie turn with Joan Crawford called STRAIT JACKET.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 04:59:53 AM
DR JOSE is a VIP!!!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Ginny on February 09, 2008, 05:02:21 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  I'd ordinarily be half-way to work at this time, but took a vacation day today.  My AAUW group is having a luncheon meeting with an immigration attorney as the guest speaker (not DR Cillaliz, though).  My sister in in town and is going with me.  She and I don't get to pal around much, so it should be fun.

~~~~Vibes for DR Elmore's neighbor~~~~
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 05:05:36 AM
The laundry is now in the dryers. Will it never end?

I've been trying to post a photo but I was told again that the upload folder is full.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 05:11:05 AM
DR GINNY - may I take a vacation day as well?
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 05:11:48 AM
Take some VIP and get to work.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 05:12:08 AM
(almost a Doris-and-Rock reference)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 05:13:25 AM
I've got to go to the tax office today. 'Tis the season, they tell me.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Ginny on February 09, 2008, 05:15:27 AM
DR GINNY - may I take a vacation day as well?

Sure, DR JRand!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 05:19:38 AM
Take some VIP and get to work.

This I shall do, nice try DR GINNY!!!  Thanks anyway!

 ;D

Off to work.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 05:42:45 AM
I took a mini-vacation...I slept in until 8:00 AM!  Well, if you don't count the hour I spent catching up at HHW at 3:00 AM this morning!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 05:43:22 AM
***HEALTH VIBES*** for DR elmore3003's downstairs neighbor...
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 05:45:08 AM
Thanks for the Abner clip, DR elmore3003!  :)

I played one of Abner's fishing "cronies" in a high school production.  Always loved the show.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 05:46:42 AM
Ah Orca.......

Anyone remember the hit song from the film?
The orcas sing it to one another

My Love, We Are One (lyrics by Carol Connors and music by Ennio Morriconne)

! will bring the sun through darkened clouds
And I will live with you rainbows for your eyes
Rainbows for your eyes

Now, my love, we are one
We are one
We are one, cried my love
Let me lead you where the moonlit waters fall
Shadows softly call
My love, we are one
We are one
We are one, cried my love
Let me lead you where the stillness of the night
Delivered dawns first light
My love, we are one
We are one
We are one
We are one
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 06:01:52 AM
TOD

Grizzly (Killer Grizzly Bears)
Claws (Killer Grizzly Bears made a year later)
Day Of The Animals (Same bear, and others from Grizzly)
Tentacles (Killer octupi)
Pirhanna
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (According to director James Cameron "I believe 'The Spawning' was the finest flying piranha movie ever made."
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 06:04:52 AM
And here's a link:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24621

I love Fred Willard and Cathy Rigby!

I, for one never miss any musical that they are in. :-)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 09, 2008, 06:16:26 AM
And the word of the day is: LYCHNOBITE!

And The Song Of the Day(Night) is:  NIGHT AND DAY
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:46:32 AM
Prayers and vibes for Elmore's neighbor.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Ginny on February 09, 2008, 06:47:38 AM
Off to rescue my sister from the retirement community, where she and her husband have been looking after our mother and aunt for the last couple of days.

Bye for now!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 06:52:56 AM
The laundry is now in the dryers. Will it never end?



My laundry is in a heap waiting for me to tackle it.  Perhaps if it were a sculpted heap resembling Michaelangelo's DAVID, I'd tackle it quicker.   :-\
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 06:54:10 AM
I've got to go to the tax office today. 'Tis the season, they tell me.

'tis the season indeed!  My w-2 from Sam Morgan's only arrived yesterday, but, it's in the accountant's inbox.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 07:00:57 AM
TOD:

The Good Animals:
OLD YELLER
SAVAGE SAM
BENJI
BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO
A DOG OF FLANDERS
BORN FREE
A TIGER WALKS
FLY AWAY HOME
DOCTOR DOLITTLE

The Bad Animals:
THE BIRDS
CAT PEOPLE
JAWS
GRIZZLY
FOOD OF THE GODS
FROGS
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: vixmom on February 09, 2008, 07:35:23 AM
HEALTH AND PEACEFUL SLEEP VIBES FOR DR ELMORE'S NEIGHBOR
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: vixmom on February 09, 2008, 07:35:35 AM
((((((ELMORE)))))))
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: vixmom on February 09, 2008, 07:37:28 AM
I shall be E & T all day as today is the day the Vixter and I go to see RENT,  she is all atwiter and wants to leave NOW to be sure we are not late for the 2 PM curtain




Ah well I shall take my joy from watching hers... this was a show I meant  not to see



Perhaps I shall be pleasantly suprised
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: vixmom on February 09, 2008, 07:38:51 AM
We plan to meet dear FJL after the show so that is something I look forward to greatly.... and we are holding out hopes that a special suprise guest will join us as well




Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: vixmom on February 09, 2008, 07:39:31 AM
Well off to gas up the car and brave the Long Island Distressway
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 07:49:06 AM
vixmom and vixter - See you at 5.  I won't be checking in here during the day, so leave a message at my home number if anything (location, time) changes.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 07:54:49 AM
Good morning, everyone.

A chilly, damp day here in my 'hood.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 07:56:59 AM
TOD:

The animal movie that comes to mind is my new fave children's flick, STATION JIM. It's a British film about a boy and his dog--classic--and so nicely done.

(Enjoyed TD's breakdown into good animals and bad ones!)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 08:01:25 AM
Health and coping vibes to DR ELMORE'S DN.

Larry, I do think there's a way to be sympathic without prying--if, of course, you want to provide a shoulder to cry on or other support. Given all you've been going through you may not wish to do that. But I think there are ways.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 08:02:40 AM
Saturday chores await.

WTTBBL. (Will Try To Be Back Later)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:09:21 AM
Good morning!

Another glorious winter day with cloudless blue skies and moderate temperatures for this time of year. Once again, I may sit outside a bit while lunch is cooking to enjoy the fresh air.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:11:42 AM
TOD:

A shout-out to the Disney True-Life Adventures which are all splendid animal-based productions. The wizards at Disney back then were able to give these animals personalities that made the nature documentaries more personal and very involving.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:15:56 AM
I'll have a Dorothy Page Three Dance when the upload folder is emptied.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:17:07 AM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?


TORCHWOOD!!!
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Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:19:12 AM
I'll be continuing today with FAMILY TIES. With three more discs in the set to get through (and there is a gag reel as a bonus feature somewhere in the set), it's likely these will occupy me for most of the day.

I may take a quick break with a one hour mystery episode from some set or other (MEDIUM, CSI: NY, POIROT), but otherwise, I'll be watching Michael J. Fox et al for the day.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:32:27 AM
All alone, I'm so all alone. . . .
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:32:54 AM
Guess I'll head down now and check the mail, then start on preparing some lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:40:05 AM
And here's a link:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24621

I love Fred Willard and Cathy Rigby!

and Jamie Luner...I am so looking forward to seeing her!!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:45:02 AM
then here is an ISLAND OF THE LOST WOMEN page 3 dance! (my interviewee Diane Jergens is the gal in the middle)

(http://www.geocities.com/hightidex/Island.jpg)


Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 08:45:26 AM
And I'm up and awaiting the arrival of she of the Evil Eye.  How disappointing she won't be able to use the new dishwasher that doesn't work properly.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 08:45:40 AM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 08:46:01 AM
I slept straight through the night for the first time in five days.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 09:04:19 AM
TOD:

(http://i10.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/ce/6f/7bf1_1.JPG)


(http://www.scifistore.com/ebay/s/mhpo504.jpg)



and...

A Boy, A Girl, and a Dog (1947)

Rookie Cop (1939)

Banjo (1946)



Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 09:06:05 AM
I must now get to packing and do a bit of cleaning.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
I adore Day Of The Dolphin (Pa loves ma).
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 09:12:28 AM
I shall now be on my way and shall return post she of the Evil Eye.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 09:22:49 AM
BK:

I was just reading an article about composer Elmer Bernstein. Where do you think he stands in the cannon of Hollywood composers?
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 09:22:56 AM
The nearest Pita Pit is 115 miles away from me...   :(

Why the unhappy face?  Do you know you are missing something special?
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 09:24:11 AM
There's one in the West Village.  I haven't given it a try since there are so many non-chain falafel shop options in the area, but I guess I could always go there on a "fishing expedition", so to speak. ;)s

 ;D  Feel free to do so, though somehow it is difficult to imagine they can match the local ethnic places you eat at.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 09:24:58 AM
BK:

I was just reading an article about composer Elmer Bernstein. Where do you think he stands in the cannon of Hollywood composers?

Hopefully out of the way.   ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 09:25:35 AM
Hopefully out of the way.   ;)

Very good!! ;D
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 09:26:04 AM
Personally I think EB is in the Top 5, for me anyway.

Speaking of Top 5, I found the El Cid extra on Miklos Rozsa quite touching and well done.  I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but there's a priceless anecdote from John Mauceri concerning Rozsa and Beethoven.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 09:26:50 AM
JR, Leif also did Snake Pit!  That sense memory thing must have really paid off.   ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 09:27:06 AM
You're welcome, DR singdaw.  I'm thinking I may head back there again today.  Yes, I know I should have some BBQ while I'm here in town, but, frankly, I'm just not in a BBQ mood.  But that will most likely change tomorrow.  We shall see.  But I'd be more than happy to at least stop back by The Cupboard for a cookbook for you (and myself).

If you do return, please find out if the lemon in the lemon meringue pie is the same as the icebox pie.  I'm curious.

Frozen Grand Station is funny-thanks.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 09:28:13 AM
My top 5 (in no particular order):

1.  Miklos Rozsa
2.  Elmer Bernstein
3.  Jerry Goldsmith
4.  John Barry
5.  Dimitri Tiomkin
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 09:30:13 AM
The laundry is now in the dryers. Will it never end?


 ;D  LAUNDRY NEVER ENDS!  
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 09:33:20 AM
DR elmore, concerned vibes for your neighbor.  Im so very pleased you are beginning to feel better.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 10:01:33 AM
Health and coping vibes to DR ELMORE'S DN.

Larry, I do think there's a way to be sympathic without prying--if, of course, you want to provide a shoulder to cry on or other support. Given all you've been going through you may not wish to do that. But I think there are ways.

She and I are certainly friendly, but I feel letting her know that I'm aware of her wailing would be to inhibit whatever space and freedom she needs to vent.  I am worried about her.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 10:03:21 AM
I adore Day Of The Dolphin (Pa loves ma).

Anything like Day Of The Jackal?

der Brucer
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 10:11:22 AM
;D  LAUNDRY NEVER ENDS!  

One advantage of eternal damnation - never having to use a dryer.

der Brucer
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 10:34:04 AM
Ah, yes, ORCA!  Didn't Bo Derek win an Oscar for that film? ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 10:34:32 AM
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Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 10:40:08 AM
Ah, yes, ORCA!  Didn't Bo Derek win an Oscar for that film? ;)

No, I think it was Martha Raye :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 10:40:39 AM
Ah, yes, ORCA!  Didn't Bo Derek win an Oscar for that film? ;)

How could you have forgotten--she refused her nomination as a sign of solidarity with those with natural cornrows.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 10:41:08 AM
Good Afternoon!

Lunch!

-I'm just having a banana and an apple.  And maybe some chocolate.  After I'm done today, I shall be heading out for fried chicken, I believe.  Or ribs.  Or...  *A bunch of the staff ordered fried chicken from Gus' for lunch which is where I want to go, so...  We shall see.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 10:41:59 AM
And here's a link:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24621

I love Fred Willard and Cathy Rigby!


The article says:

Quote
Eric is most widely known for his critically hailed comic portrayal of the Pharaoh in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, touring with the production nationally for four consecutive years.

Four consecutive years as the Pharaoh is JOSEPH?  Is that supposed to be a good thing?  


I also love Cathy Rigby.





Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 10:42:57 AM
DR Jane - The Cupboard's Lemon Meringue Pie and Lemon Icebox Pie are different animals, well, at least different pies.  The filling for their Lemon Meringue is definitely a custard - no condensed milk in it.  The Lemon Icebox Pie filling is basically lemon-flavored condensed milk with eggs added for "body". ;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 10:44:57 AM
Vibes to Elmore's neighbor.


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Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 10:55:32 AM
Hmm... Or maybe I'll eat here tonight... Or tomorrow...

Marlowes Ribs and Restaurant (http://www.marlowesmemphis.com/)

They have FREE PINK STRETCH LIMO service!  :)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 10:56:16 AM
Vibes to Elmore's neighbor.


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And Vibes Always to you, DR TCB! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 10:56:50 AM
Hmm... Or maybe I'll eat here tonight... Or tomorrow...

Marlowes Ribs and Restaurant (http://www.marlowesmemphis.com/)

They have FREE PINK STRETCH LIMO service!  :)

I bet your imagination's working overtime on that one!
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 10:58:11 AM
Hmm... Or maybe I'll eat here tonight... Or tomorrow...

Marlowes Ribs and Restaurant (http://www.marlowesmemphis.com/)

They have FREE PINK STRETCH LIMO service!  :)


Do they use it for all their dinner guests, or only when you are in town?
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 10:58:41 AM
OK.. I think I will take a walk around the block - no Reservoir here - to get some fresh air.

Laters...
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 11:00:38 AM
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And Vibes Always to you, DR TCB! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Thank you, elmore.  I hope everything improves for you this year.  Neither one of us has had a great start to the year.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 11:00:54 AM
TOD:

A shout-out to the Disney True-Life Adventures which are all splendid animal-based productions. The wizards at Disney back then were able to give these animals personalities that made the nature documentaries more personal and very involving.

One of the Bluths from Bluth Brothers Theatre--Don Bluth--worked for Disney as an animator. He drew birds. At a cast party, Don was asked to do his bird imitation. It was incredibily realistic. In order to draw birds well, of course, one must study them. Don had so many of the movements, so many of the nuances.

DR MATTH, I believe, was referring to documentaries rather than animation. But, as DR GEORGE would say, I just had to pass that on.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 11:03:08 AM
I slept straight through the night for the first time in five days.

Continued sleep-well vibes to BK!

May I presume that he's sleeping better now that #8 is finished?
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 11:03:42 AM
Thank you, elmore.  I hope everything improves for you this year.  Neither one of us has had a great start to the year.

Oy! I'll drink to that.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 11:03:43 AM
T.O.D.


JAWS
THE BIRDS
I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 11:05:42 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330178,00.html)

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MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER FOR HIDING WIFE'S BODY IN AUSTRALIA BACKYARD FOR 23 YEARS

MELBOURNE, Australia  A man who hid his wife's body for 23 years in a steel drum in the couple's suburban Australian backyard was convicted Saturday of her murder.

Frederick Boyle, 58, claimed he hid the body of Edwina Boyle out of panic after finding her dead in bed at their home on the outskirts of the southern city of Melbourne on Oct. 6, 1983.

He had pleaded not guilty to her murder at the outset of his weeklong trial, but a Victoria state Supreme Court jury found him guilty Saturday.

Boyle told the court this week he found his 30-year-old wife dead in bed with two bullets in her head and one of his neckties around her throat.

He said he thought he would be a suspect because he was having an affair, so he hid her body.

"Obviously, I didn't want to be charged with a murder I didn't commit," he told the court.

The couple migrated from Wales in 1972.

Boyle had told his two daughters their mother ran off with a truck driver, but a son-in-law found the remains in the 45-gallon drum while tidying the yard in October 2006.

The moral of this story: always do your own tidying up.

der Brucer

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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 11:13:36 AM
DR Jane - The Cupboard's Lemon Meringue Pie and Lemon Icebox Pie are different animals, well, at least different pies.  The filling for their Lemon Meringue is definitely a custard - no condensed milk in it.  The Lemon Icebox Pie filling is basically lemon-flavored condensed milk with eggs added for "body". ;)

Thank you for defining the difference.  Sometimes I see recipes for lemon meringue pie made with condensed milk, which never seems right to me. I love my meringue but I'm still looking for the perfect pie filling.
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 11:17:31 AM

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"Obviously, I didn't want to be charged with a murder I didn't commit," he told the court.

That makes perfect sense.
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Post by: Jennifer on February 09, 2008, 11:26:31 AM
Vibes for DR Elmore's neighbor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I actually think you should talk to her.  you don't have to tell her that you heard her crying. but just say you were thinking about her and wondering if she was okay.
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Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 11:41:11 AM
Betsy and I started watching Once last night.  Loving the story, hating the "cinema verite" camerawork.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:56:08 AM
Good day one and all!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:56:45 AM
Vibes to Elmore's neighbor~~~~~
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:57:47 AM
Congrats to derBrucer and Mbarnum on their new heights of godliness...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:58:09 AM
The nearest Pita Pit is 115 miles away from me...   :(

and we have two of them in Fargo...
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 12:00:18 PM
The postman has come and gone.  Still no payment from the damned cabaret singer.
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Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2008, 12:02:21 PM
Sorry to hear about the job prospect, DR Kerry.  Perhaps there is someone needing to hire a bowtie expert?

I guess it's the "fiddling" part of them that frustrates me...I like instant gratification!
I'll be glad to teach you  from the rear--it work best that way!!!!!  Trust me!!!!!!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 12:04:29 PM
Ah well I shall take my joy from watching hers... this was a show I meant  not to see

Perhaps I shall be pleasantly suprised

I doubt it. Take earplugs.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 12:05:08 PM
Back from yet another meeting.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:09:09 PM
BK:

I was just reading an article about composer Elmer Bernstein. Where do you think he stands in the cannon of Hollywood composers?

For me, he's in the top ten.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:10:36 PM
TOD

BORN FREE
GUS
AIR BUD
OLD YELLER
HOMEWARD BOUND
MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE
THUNDER (it was a children's show on back in the 70s, i believe)
FLIPPER (I have only heard about this show)
BENJI
RIKKI TIKKI TAVI (I very vaguely remember this on tv as part of a series of stories on Wonderful World of Disney but read the story many years later.
SHILOH



NOT SO GOOD ANIMALS:

DAY OF THE ANIMALS
GRIZZLY
DAY OF THE LEPUS
CUJO
ORCA
JAWS
THE BIRDS

Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:10:44 PM
I was just about to say how could we still be on page four when all of a sudden - page five.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:11:23 PM
In just ninety-seven postings I shall hit a rather large plateau.  Just what the plateau did to me that I should hit it is anyone's guess.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:11:53 PM
Back from various and sundried errands.  Have some new DVDs, too, like Portrait In Black, and Tammy.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:13:23 PM


DR MBarnum, the Abner and Daisy Mae are from my favorite piece of idiotic literature, NBC's dreadful soap opera PASSIONS.



Directv is dropping the show. IMHO, they really do need to remove all writing implements from the head writer.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:15:40 PM
Continued vibes to both TCB and Elmore~~~~~~
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Post by: Jeanne on February 09, 2008, 12:31:08 PM
TOD:

Another fave is WHALE RIDER. It was one of those times when I was just in the mood to see a movie, but nothing looked interesting. I took a chance on WHALE RIDER and loved it.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:32:07 PM
(((DR KERRY)))

May something come your way...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:32:39 PM
Tom, beautiful pictures yesterday. Millie is precious...
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Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2008, 12:32:44 PM
TOD:
  I like happy animal films (although I cry anyway)
  Top of the list woud be:

Black Stallion
Dumbo
Lady and the Tramp
and the parts of BAMBI I can make it through
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 12:33:34 PM
Continued vibes to both TCB and Elmore~~~~~~

Thank you, Dakota, and thank you to everyone else here who gave me such wonderful vibeses vibrations.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 12:38:37 PM
Kerry, BLACK STALLION is one that I forgot...

Hidalgo and Black Beauty are two others
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 12:48:49 PM
I'll be having a very early five o'clock dinner - going to Nate 'n' Al's.
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:10:41 PM
Why the unhappy face?  Do you know you are missing something special?

No, not really...just drooling over the menu.  I'm sure DR JoseSPiano could point out 10 nearby independent restaurants that are infinitely better!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:11:21 PM
Spending the afternoon dubbing, dubbing, dubbing.

Some DRs should be getting packages pretty soon!  :)
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 01:17:18 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 01:17:31 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 01:17:41 PM
I am my own frenzy.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 01:17:58 PM
What am I, doing a monologue?  I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 01:18:10 PM
Will we never get to page six?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 01:22:20 PM
I have been doing some also... I am dubbing some ATWT stuff  from the 1980s  for someone.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 01:22:50 PM
I was reading...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 01:24:00 PM
Singdaw and Jane, as per your comment about Pitapit. I have not eaten at one  for they are a bit out of the way for me and tend not to be on my route of errands.

We also have Extreme Pita.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 01:28:50 PM
It is very cold here today with stiff winds from the north.

It is -6 here with a -32 windchill....

IT is a good day to stay indoors...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 01:32:23 PM
Fan protest strikes again...

http://www.grandforksherald.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D8UN0EA81 (http://www.grandforksherald.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D8UN0EA81)

Fans buy nearly 6,000 bags of seeds in network protest
By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press - Saturday, February 09, 2008
WAHPETON, N.D.

A North Dakota sunflower seed company says it has shipped nearly 6,000 bags of its salty snacks to USA Network offices in New York to try to save a science fiction TV show. And the actor whose seed-spitting character inspired the campaign is loving every minute of it.

Fans of "The 4400" asked Giants Seeds of Wahpeton to help with the drive after the cable network dumped the show in December. Many of the sales are international orders, something the company does not normally accept.

"I'm sure by Monday afternoon, the mailroom at USA Network will be getting somewhat full," said Tom Schuler, who handles Internet sales for Giants.

The protest, modeled after a similar campaign by fans who sent peanuts to keep the CBS show "Jericho" alive, has the support of 4400 actor Jeffrey Combs. His character, Dr. Kevin Burkhoff, was the inspiration for the sunflower send-off.

"There's nothing better than an avid fan," Combs said in an interview. "The 4400 fans have taken their loss with grace and dignity and, with this campaign, quite a bit of ironic humor.

"Love it. Love them for doing this," he said.

Network spokeswoman Kristin Schulman said the network had received about 30 pounds of sunflower seeds by Wednesday, before Giants sent its first shipment. The Wahpeton company has since shipped about 650 pounds of seeds, with orders from about 30 states and a dozen countries, Schuler said.

In a statement about the 4400 campaign, network officials said, "We love hearing from our viewers and appreciate their enthusiasm for 'The 4400,' a series we're extremely proud of, but it would be very difficult logistically to bring the show back."

The show tells the story of 4,400 people who were abducted at various times but returned at the same time near Seattle. They have not aged since their abduction and remember nothing about the time they were gone.

The network axed both "The 4000" and "The Dead Zone," also a science fiction show, at the same time.

"We wish we could keep all our great shows alive forever," a vice president, Jeff Wachtel, said in a statement announcing the cancellations. "But we feel we need to give some of our new shows a platform to grow, and it's with great sadness that we say goodbye to two shows that had a great run and helped create the resurgence of original programming on our network and on all of cable."

Renee Cuddahy, 32, a 4400 fan from Philadelphia, said she's optimistic the sunflower seeds campaign will work. The bags are selling for $5 apiece of $20 for a case of 24.

"I didn't realize there were so many places in the world where the show was so popular," Cuddahy said. "This is so wacky it just might get their attention."

Combs said he has chewed sunflower seeds all of his life, but has yet to try the Giants brand.

"They probably have quite a few of them over at the network right now," Combs said. "Maybe I can get a sampling from them."
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 01:35:30 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

I went for a walk. It is a warm day; too warm to be in the sun while wearing denim jeans.
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Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 01:52:17 PM
Spending the afternoon dubbing, dubbing, dubbing.

Some DRs should be getting packages pretty soon!  :)

Do you rub when you dub?  In a tub when you dub?  Did you dub the knight of the woeful countenance?  Did you dub Julie singing of tuppence?
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:55:21 PM
For a brief glimpse of Lauren Bacall and the original cast of Applause from the Tony show that year, see here (http://www.bluegobo.com/video.php?var=10329).
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 01:56:03 PM
Do you rub when you dub?  In a tub when you dub?  Did you dub the knight of the woeful countenance?  Did you dub Julie singing of tuppence?

For the answers to these and other questions...

;)
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 02:03:44 PM
I have cleaned the dead mice out of the garage. That is all.
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 02:18:16 PM
Maybe you should box them up and mail them to the Macbeths.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 02:24:15 PM
now taht is an idea... I have a relative that could also use them...

However i think Bedbugs would be more appropos since she is now in NYC
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 02:31:23 PM
I have cleaned the dead mice out of the garage. That is all.

Oh, that Freddie!
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Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2008, 02:36:32 PM
Tom, beautiful pictures yesterday. Millie is precious...

 Thank you.  It will; I have faith in that.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:04:32 PM
It did turn out to be a perfectly maginficent day. I sat outside on the porch my my lunch cooked, and it was warm enough that a sweatshirt was all that was needed with no jacket. And we didn't get the breezes that the forecast said we would. They may be arriving later tonight because the forecast also said tomorrow would be very windy.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:07:12 PM
As for viewing, I spent the whole of this afternoon with FAMILY TIES. I watched 7 episodes. Easy to see why Michael J. Fox became a star from this show. He's really the breakout cast member. Most of the others are really there to feed him straight lines. Justine Bateman does have some good cliched lines (she's the fashion-conscious, boy-crazy, lazy with schoolwork type), but her acting isn't very good at this point in the show. I think she'll get better in later years.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:08:45 PM
My favorite episode of the ones I watched had Fox volunteering for a help hotline and being on the phone with a guy who wanted to commit suicide. Got to show a few more sides to his personality, and he did well with it
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:09:56 PM
As for guest stars, it's funny seeing these famous actors so young into their careers show up here. Timothy Busfield is a recurring character as one of Fox's friends, and in other episodes, Billy Campbell, Tate Donovan, and Geena Davis have popped up.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 09, 2008, 03:27:06 PM
I'm checking in before I check out; I've spent the day feeling cruddy and lying about like so much fish.  I have a pain in my lower back which could be a pulled muscle, perhaps, from the lugging and toting, or a kidney stressed out with toxins. I need a couple of good days' worth of rest, so I'll turn off the lights and sleep soon.  I'll get out of bed when I feel like it tomorrow, but I may stay there all day and not get up until Monday.  Who knows?
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 03:29:40 PM
Today is caucus day in Washington.  We have been visited by the Big Three this week.  However, in typical Washington State fashion, nine days from now, we are holding our Primary.  I haven't a clew whether or not or Primary vote counts at all.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 03:35:15 PM
I'll be having a very early five o'clock dinner - going to Nate 'n' Al's.

An early five o'clock dinner?  Does that mean that you eat it at four o'clock?
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 03:40:29 PM
Handy Man should be here momentarily.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:40:43 PM
I'm checking in before I check out; I've spent the day feeling cruddy and lying about like so much fish.  I have a pain in my lower back which could be a pulled muscle, perhaps, from the lugging and toting, or a kidney stressed out with toxins. I need a couple of good days' worth of rest, so I'll turn off the lights and sleep soon.  I'll get out of bed when I feel like it tomorrow, but I may stay there all day and not get up until Monday.  Who knows?

Feel better wishes to DR ELmore.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 03:41:04 PM
And dinner companion should be here at four-thirty and we'll head over to the Hills of Beverly.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 03:41:28 PM
Heading back down now to see more of the Keatons (no, not Diane). and later tonight, TORCHWOOD!

WBBL.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 03:41:32 PM
Singdaw and Jane, as per your comment about Pitapit. I have not eaten at one  for they are a bit out of the way for me and tend not to be on my route of errands.

We also have Extreme Pita.

Since several mentions were made about this Pita Pit place (say it five times fast); I thought I would look at the web site to see how far away the nearest location was to me.  Surprise!  Surprise!  We already have two locations in Tacoma.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 03:51:56 PM
I mentioned Pita Pit to my kids, and they decided to go out to get pitas. At Pita Pit.
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Post by: singdaw on February 09, 2008, 03:56:46 PM
Listen to the rain on the roof
Go pit pita pit pita pit pita...
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 03:59:00 PM
Today is caucus day in Washington.  We have been visited by the Big Three this week.  However, in typical Washington State fashion, nine days from now, we are holding our Primary.  I haven't a clew whether or not or Primary vote counts at all.

Well, if you're a Republican, it half counts; if you're a Democrat, it does not count at all.

Only in WASHINGTON STATE PRIMARIES (http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/2008PP/PP%20MFQ%20Updated%20August%202007%20Final.pdf)

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The Republican Party used the results of the primary to allocate all of the Washington delegates in 1992, half of its delegates in 1996, and one third of its delegates in 2000.

The State Republican Party has decided that it will use the 2008 Presidential Primary to allocate 51% of its delegates. The remaining 49% of the delegates will be allocated based on caucus results.

The Democratic Party has never used the results of the primary to allocate delegates. The State Democratic Party will only use caucuses to allocate delegates in 2008.

der Brucer

A classic example of how the states can do whatever it wants, but the Parties control the National Conventions!

Read the SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (http://www.spokesmanreview.com/breaking/story.asp?ID=13301)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 04:02:38 PM
Listen to the rain on the roof
Go pit pita pit pita pit pita...


When you're young and so in love as we
And bewildered by the world we see
Why do people hurt us so
Only those in love would know
What a town without pita can do

If we stop to gaze upon a star
People talk about how bad we are
Ours is not an easy age
We're like tigers in a cage
What a town without pita can do

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:06:57 PM
Good Afternoon!

Another 200 or so down, another 400 or so to go (over the next two days).

It was a pretty good day.  The talent was good.  Their song selections were good.  Their monologue selections were good.  And there were also some genuinely funny people today too, which always helps the day go faster.

I did have one major - well, major to me - "mistake".  Each actor is required to do a monologue and a song in their alloted 90 seconds, however, they can choose in which order they would like to present their pieces.  There was one young gentleman who placed his music on the piano, pointed out where he was starting and stopping, etc.  He took center stage, announced his name and number, and then I started playing...  About a measure into it, I realized he had indeed written his cue line - the last line of his monologue - on his music.  However, he had already started singing.  We finished his song, then he went into his monologue.  When he came back to the piano to get his music, I could tell he was a bit shaken, and I apologized as profusely as I could in that situation.  He left the stage.  Right after the next person went, I spoke up, and informed the company members what had happened during the previous audition.  He sounded fine to me during his song and monologue, however, I hope he looked comfortable - comfortable enough to get a couple of callbacks.   -I'll be heading down to the dance call in a bit to seek him out to apologize again.  :-\

-Otherwise, it really was a good day.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 04:17:06 PM
I have cleaned the dead mice out of the garage. That is all.

How super-tidy - cleaning the dead mice before trashing them.

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:18:37 PM
As for today's dinner excursion, I stayed close to the theatre again today.  Someone had brought in a tray of chicken wings from Gus' Fried Chicken at lunch, so I snacked on those - and thus fulfilled my Gus' Fried Chicken fix - for today at least.  So, after I was done with the auditions, I walked up a few blocks to Huey's (http://hueyburger.com/) for a burger and onion rings...

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/Hueys.jpg)

-And I believe I shall let that picture speak for itself.  :)

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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 04:20:22 PM
Good Afternoon!

Another 200 or so down, another 400 or so to go (over the next two days).

It was a pretty good day.  The talent was good.  Their song selections were good.  Their monologue selections were good.  And there were also some genuinely funny people today too, which always helps the day go faster.

I did have one major - well, major to me - "mistake".  Each actor is required to do a monologue and a song in their alloted 90 seconds, however, they can choose in which order they would like to present their pieces.  There was one young gentleman who placed his music on the piano, pointed out where he was starting and stopping, etc.  He took center stage, announced his name and number, and then I started playing...  About a measure into it, I realized he had indeed written his cue line - the last line of his monologue - on his music.  However, he had already started singing.  We finished his song, then he went into his monologue.  When he came back to the piano to get his music, I could tell he was a bit shaken, and I apologized as profusely as I could in that situation.  He left the stage.  Right after the next person went, I spoke up, and informed the company members what had happened during the previous audition.  He sounded fine to me during his song and monologue, however, I hope he looked comfortable - comfortable enough to get a couple of callbacks.   -I'll be heading down to the dance call in a bit to seek him out to apologize again.  :-\

-Otherwise, it really was a good day.


Jose, could you explain to some of us slower-witted people, exactly what these auditions are for and who attends them?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:21:39 PM
One of Huey's traditions is their "toothpick ceiling".  With each burger or sandwich, you get two frilly toothpicks.  After you're finished with your meal, you have the "option" to try to get your toothpicks into the drop ceiling tiles.  The last time I went there, I was able to launch and lodge one of my toothpicks into the ceiling.  This time around, alas, both of mine ended up just landing back on my table.  Ah, well..

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/HueysCeiling.jpg)
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 04:22:41 PM
Hi! Looking for advice from the HDTV experts...I'm thinking about getting a 32" set. I'd like to get something on the inexpensive end.  I've been told that for that size you really can't tell any difference between 768 and 1080. 'is that right?There's a Memorex on sale at Sears ttp://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05771787000P The picture was great and I'm considering it.  I saw a nice Sony Bravia, but it's about twice the price. And there are a couple Vizios. Next to the Memorex, the picture wasn't nearly as good, but ....

Any suggestions. I'm planning to use part of my tax refund for it. As much TV as I watch I figure I deserve it.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 04:22:42 PM


(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/Hueys.jpg)

-And I believe I shall let that picture speak for itself.  :)



bk will love it! All that blue!

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 04:26:21 PM
I mentioned Pita Pit to my kids, and they decided to go out to get pitas. At Pita Pit.

Please tell DR Sandra I want a full report, especially from one vegetarian to another. :)
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 04:32:12 PM
DR Jose, was that the veggie burger?

Be careful, it seems to me you have been eating too many fried foods lately.
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Post by: Ginny on February 09, 2008, 04:34:37 PM
I mentioned Pita Pit to my kids, and they decided to go out to get pitas. At Pita Pit.

Do they serve Cherry Coke?
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 04:35:34 PM
I'm also seriously considering a 32 or 37 inch Vizio. I've heard good things from a friend who has one. I know it's lower end for LCDs, but it sounds like I won't be sorry
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 09, 2008, 04:37:20 PM
I'm also seriously considering a 32 or 37 inch Vizio. I've heard good things from a friend who has one. I know it's lower end for LCDs, but it sounds like I won't be sorry

Just remember - no matter how wise the purchase, in about a month something better will always come along :D

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:42:45 PM
Jose, could you explain to some of us slower-witted people, exactly what these auditions are for and who attends them?

Both of the conferences that I play for each year, UPTA (http://www.upta.org/) and SETC (http://www.setc.org) are mass auditions.  Anywhere from 800-900 people - auditioners - show up, and get a chance to audition for about 90-120 different theatre companies - all at once.  SETCs is the more college-student/summer stock oriented of the two conferences, but both organizations offer opportunities for year-round professional work at all levels, all over the country.  SETC is also considered the "Grandfather/mother" of all the regional conferences.  -There's also Midwest (MTCs), Mid-Atlantic (MATCs), New England (NETCs), as well as the National Dinner Theatre and Outdoor Drama auditions/conventions.  If you go to each organizations website, you can see which companies are in attendance.  I've been playing for SETCs - both their fall and spring conferences - since 1994 (I think), and for UPTAs for the past five or six years - I've lost count.

The major difference between the two organizations is that SETC is truly a Theatrical Organization.  There are State, College, Community Theatre, Children's Theatre, etc. divisions.  The annual spring convention bring together all those divisions - and people(!) - under one roof, one rather large roof.  I think the average attendance for the spring convention is around 4000.  UPTAs is purely an audition - no vendors, no keynote speakers, etc.  Additionally, the SETC Spring Convention "travels" from state to state within the conference each year.  UPTAs was started in Memphis - it's part of Playhouse on the Square - and stays here.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 04:43:54 PM
THe parties have always controlled it..
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:47:26 PM
DR Jose, was that the veggie burger?

Be careful, it seems to me you have been eating too many fried foods lately.

Veggie Burger?!?!?!?!  -I wasn't going to pay an extra 50 cents for a Veggie Burger.  ;D

-And, yes, I know I have been splurging quite a bit this trip - and even before I took this trip.  In fact, I really don't think I'm going to fit in any BBQ this time due to my latest indulgences.  I'll be detoxing once I get back to NYC.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 04:49:28 PM
Just remember - no matter how wise the purchase, in about a month something better will always come along :D

der Brucer

Oh, I know.  The TV I have now is a Panasonic I got at Wal-Mart 6 years ago and frankly it works fine but as much TV as I watch it would be cool to have the HDTV. I can move the one I have now down the basement, and I could move the little tv there to the office where I occasionally need to view dvds and vhs evidence discs and tapes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 04:49:35 PM
Thank you for defining the difference.  Sometimes I see recipes for lemon meringue pie made with condensed milk, which never seems right to me. I love my meringue but I'm still looking for the perfect pie filling.

Cook's Illustrated has a great Lemon Meringue Pie recipe.  Alas, like most CI recipes, it's a bit fussy, and sort of takes the fun out of cooking, but it is good.  Just the right consistency, and a good balance of sour and sweet.  -However, I do stand by CI's German Chocolate Cake recipe.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 04:56:34 PM
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 05:01:12 PM
Both of the conferences that I play for each year, UPTA (http://www.upta.org/) and SETC (http://www.setc.org) are mass auditions.  Anywhere from 800-900 people - auditioners - show up, and get a chance to audition for about 90-120 different theatre companies - all at once.  SETCs is the more college-student/summer stock oriented of the two conferences, but both organizations offer opportunities for year-round professional work at all levels, all over the country.  SETC is also considered the "Grandfather/mother" of all the regional conferences.  -There's also Midwest (MTCs), Mid-Atlantic (MATCs), New England (NETCs), as well as the National Dinner Theatre and Outdoor Drama auditions/conventions.  If you go to each organizations website, you can see which companies are in attendance.  I've been playing for SETCs - both their fall and spring conferences - since 1994 (I think), and for UPTAs for the past five or six years - I've lost count.

The major difference between the two organizations is that SETC is truly a Theatrical Organization.  There are State, College, Community Theatre, Children's Theatre, etc. divisions.  The annual spring convention bring together all those divisions - and people(!) - under one roof, one rather large roof.  I think the average attendance for the spring convention is around 4000.  UPTAs is purely an audition - no vendors, no keynote speakers, etc.  Additionally, the SETC Spring Convention "travels" from state to state within the conference each year.  UPTAs was started in Memphis - it's part of Playhouse on the Square - and stays here.

Do only young actors audition?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 05:04:37 PM
Do only young actors audition?

No.  All ages are represented, as well as Equity and non-Equity - although, the Equity turnout is considerably smaller than the non-Equity turnout.  Some companies really do prefer "Adults" to be played by real "Adults".  ;)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 05:20:08 PM
Thanks for the warning, DR TCB.
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Post by: Ginny on February 09, 2008, 05:22:41 PM
My day with my sister was delightful.  We took some donations to the site of next month's AAUW/Middletown used book sale, did a shopping errand at Kohl's, and met my AAUW friends at Olive Garden for a lovely luncheon and a very interesting speech by Linda Silakoski, an immigration attorney from NE Ohio.  I'd heard Linda speak twice before and could listen to her again tomorrow.  Nancy (my sister) and I went to pick up Mom and the 3 of us went to Border's for birthday presents for Rob's girlfriend.  She turns 21 on Monday and Richard and I will take them out to lunch tomorrow after church.
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Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 05:23:22 PM
Cillaliz - I have a 32" Panasonic (Hi-Def) in my den which I like very much, and it's a brand that I trust.

When I was a lowly Wal*Mart employee, I bought my mum a Hi-Def TV for the living room: RCA 52" Widescreen Projection HDTV w/ Digital Tuner, R52WH74, which is another brand I like.  

Either set can be bought for less than a grand.

I had no troubles calibrating my Pannie, but, I took days and days to get the RCA right.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 05:27:45 PM
Thanks TD.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 05:32:59 PM
I'm really curious about the Memorex 32" TC. It's only $588 at Sears,  The picture looked great at the store, but I'm having trouble finding reviews on the net...
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Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 05:37:00 PM
I'm really curious about the Memorex 32" TC. It's only $588 at Sears,  The picture looked great at the store, but I'm having trouble finding reviews on the net...

I take it you read the few here:
http://reviews.sears.com/2328/05771787000P/reviews.htm (http://reviews.sears.com/2328/05771787000P/reviews.htm)
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 05:47:39 PM
Yes, I read those. I'm just surprised there is nothing on CNet or a site like that. I've been doing more research on the Vizio 37 inch and am seriously considering it. It's had decent reviews from a lot of places. Not the best HDTV around, but it sounds very good for the price which is in the $700s.
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Post by: td on February 09, 2008, 05:49:33 PM
 ;D
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Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 05:50:31 PM
Cilla, though I took it back because a bigger one later come up on sale for less, I was really pleased with the 32" Samsung, plus it had PIP, which was kind of cool.  And it was cheap ($399 IIRC).

We've been very happy both with our Sharp Aquos and the new Sylvania 37" we have.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:00:59 PM
Our tv has to be turned on ten minutes before the show so it can warm up so you can see the picture. If you are lucky you can see the picture, that is. Even then, the color is bad.

I suspect when they change to the new way of broadcasting next year, we'll do without.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:03:47 PM
I am looking at getting a new telly later this year due to my present telly that is slowly dying. I am not sure if i will still need to get a digital antenna for the new telly since I do not have cable.

I have had good luck with Mitsubishi and I have a telly and vcr from taht company. I gave the vcr to my mother who is now using it. Both pieces are nearly 20 years old. Actually teh VCR works better than the telly.  I suspect the picture tube is starting to fail and the audio is up and down at best. The picture every once in awhiile goes blurry and washes out in the middle and then comes back

It can happen when you turn it on or after it has been on for awhile. It is steadily getting worse.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:05:02 PM
If i watch telly, it is mostly dvds or tapes. There is a not a lot of choice of what to watch when you do not have cable.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:06:16 PM
Tonight's Lawrence Welk Show is a tribute to Irving Berlin.

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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:08:00 PM
What is interesting is the fact that there have been increased sunspot activity and it will continue to increase. I wonder how that will affect digital transmission?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:08:47 PM
It amazes me how that show lives on nearly 20 years after his death.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:08:59 PM
I like to watch the grandmas and grandpas dancing.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 06:13:52 PM
Cilla, though I took it back because a bigger one later come up on sale for less, I was really pleased with the 32" Samsung, plus it had PIP, which was kind of cool.  And it was cheap ($399 IIRC).

We've been very happy both with our Sharp Aquos and the new Sylvania 37" we have.

Hmm, I just got out the measuring tape and what I have now is a 27".   So a 32" would probably be all I need for the same space. I was almost convinced I needed 37" now I'm not so sure. I will check out the Samsung
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 06:18:07 PM
DR Cillaliz - I believe my parents have that Vizio model.  They like it a lot.  And I like it too.  -If that means anything.

-I will admit to not being that much of a video-phile, but when switching between regular television broadcasts and high-definition ones... WOW!  :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:20:52 PM
At least with a new telly, I can put it on Closed captioning and not have complaints of having the telly to loud
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:21:20 PM
Does the HD tellys accomdate CC?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:22:12 PM
Just found my answer...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:26:25 PM
I have encountered a prob... High def screens might not be good for HOH and CC..

However HD tellys are fine....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:29:01 PM
Just read that hD DVD and Blu-ray discs have problems being closed captioned...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:31:14 PM
A peice of trivia here...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was one of the first HOllywood release to encrypt closed captioning in its video release
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 06:39:20 PM
Thanks for the warning, DR TCB.


LOL!  I thought maybe Kerry told you I was thinking of moving to Phoenix.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 06:40:24 PM
DR Cillaliz - I believe my parents have that Vizio model.  They like it a lot.  And I like it too.  -If that means anything.

-I will admit to not being that much of a video-phile, but when switching between regular television broadcasts and high-definition ones... WOW!  :)

My computer guy at work has a Vizio and is totally sold on how wonderful it is.  He has an outdoor antenna and says he can already get a lot of stations just using antenna. I didn't realize that each station broadcasts more than one program. I don't quite get it, but he gets three different shows from our public tv station at one time. Does that make any sense?
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
DR CILLA LIZ, I have a 37" Polaroid that I have had for about a year that I like very much.  With most shows broadcast in Widescreen, I don't know if the difference between 32" and 37" is crucial.  


The Memorex sounds interesting.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:46:51 PM
LOL!  I thought maybe Kerry told you I was thinking of moving to Phoenix.

Nice and warm here, TCB!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 06:47:01 PM
My computer guy at work has a Vizio and is totally sold on how wonderful it is.  He has an outdoor antenna and says he can already get a lot of stations just using antenna. I didn't realize that each station broadcasts more than one program. I don't quite get it, but he gets three different shows from our public tv station at one time. Does that make any sense?

Three?  Hmm.. Well...

I know that on my parents' system, some of the high-def versions of the networks will broadcast different shows in some slots on the High-Def version if the show that they are currently showing on their "regular" station is not in HD.  I know FoodTV-HD is quite different from regular FoodTV.  Their local PBS affiliate also seems to have different programming running at the same time on their channels.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 09, 2008, 06:48:14 PM
LOL!  I thought maybe Kerry told you I was thinking of moving to Phoenix.

Nice and warm here, TCB!
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 06:48:51 PM
Tonight's Lawrence Welk Show is a tribute to Irving Berlin.



Chances are that when that Lawerce Welk Show first aired, Irving was still alive.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 06:49:20 PM
Sometimes we have three programs from our PBS station....one regular and one HD....and then another with the national feed.

TOD:

MY DOG SKIP
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 06:49:44 PM
This time tomorrow night, DR MBARNUM will be in the land of swimming pools and movie stars.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 06:51:27 PM
DR MATTH - now MR BK has Portrait in Black/Madame X and Tammy....grrrrrr.

However after some thinking - I cannot remember that last time you, DR RLP, and I ordered the EXACT same DVD!!

No wonder there is a shortage.  Those Debbie and Sandra fans have been waiting a LONG time for their Tammy.....well OUR Tammy.

Hopefully they are pressing more as we speak.
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 06:51:35 PM
A peice of trivia here...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was one of the first HOllywood release to encrypt closed captioning in its video release

interesting.

I hope they fix the CC problem soon.  High Def is very nice & easier to see.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 09, 2008, 06:51:47 PM
TORCH WOOD is okay tonight.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 06:52:15 PM
DR Cillaliz - I believe my parents have that Vizio model.  They like it a lot.  And I like it too.  -If that means anything.


That is a pretty good recommendation from Jose, considering the fact that he can't eat it.
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 06:52:26 PM
SAFE AND EASY TRAVEL VIBES TO DR MBARNUM!

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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 06:54:49 PM
Cook's Illustrated has a great Lemon Meringue Pie recipe.  Alas, like most CI recipes, it's a bit fussy, and sort of takes the fun out of cooking, but it is good.  Just the right consistency, and a good balance of sour and sweet.  

Is that the Mile High Lemon pie or The Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie?  There are two recipes named, I have to join to actually obtain the recipes.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 06:54:57 PM
Travel Vibes to MBarnum~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 06:57:14 PM
That is a pretty good recommendation from Jose, considering the fact that he can't eat it.

 ;D

I agree. I watched it when I was at Sam's club with my parents a couple weeks ago and couldn't believe the price.  I just got a check I've been waiting for from the feds and should have my income tax refund this coming week. So I just may go splurge tomorrow.  I think I'll at least go look. I went to 3 different stores today. I can hit Best Buy and Sam's Club tomorrow
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 07:00:22 PM
DR TCB - I'd slap you, but I know you'd like it.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 07:01:40 PM
DR TCB - I'd slap you, but I know you'd like it.

Well, I speak the truth don't I?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 07:01:40 PM
DR Jane - Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie.  I can send you the recipe once I'm back home in NYC.  *However, it's also in one of their cookbooks, and if you happen to go to a bookstore with a pencil and paper... ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
Well, I speak the truth don't I?

Well, I guess the truth would hurt like my slap.


???
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 07:02:24 PM
interesting.

I hope they fix the CC problem soon.  High Def is very nice & easier to see.

I do too but until then I doubt I will be able to by a digital telly...
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 07:03:58 PM
The whole new television thing scares me to death.  I used to pride myself on keeping up with what was current in electronics and computers. But lately, I feel like someone has shipped by brain back to the 20th century (Fox).









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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 07:09:01 PM
According to the Sam's Club website they have it in stock here in town, so I'll go down there tomorrow and see what it looks like.

Matt H, do you have any input on this?
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 07:12:16 PM
DR Jane - Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie.  I can send you the recipe once I'm back home in NYC.  *However, it's also in one of their cookbooks, and if you happen to go to a bookstore with a pencil and paper... ;)

Thank you, I just found it on another recipe site.  After looking at the recipe, I think it would take an hour to copy it, with pencil & paper ;D

I'm curious what the difference is between the fillings on their two pies.  At least I have this one & I will try it the next time I have a craving to make a pie.  Personally I would rather have the option to pick up a single tart from time to time.  It's hard to find good ones, especially around here.
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Post by: Jane on February 09, 2008, 07:14:31 PM
I just realized the time...

'night
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 07:15:48 PM
Thanks for the Abner clip, DR elmore3003!  :)

I played one of Abner's fishing "cronies" in a high school production.  Always loved the show.
Pre-Yokumberry treatment?
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 07:17:29 PM
Thank you, I just found it on another recipe site.  After looking at the recipe, I think it would take an hour to copy it, with pencil & paper ;D

I'm curious what the difference is between the fillings on their two pies.  At least I have this one & I will try it the next time I have a craving to make a pie.  Personally I would rather have the option to pick up a single tart from time to time.  It's hard to find good ones, especially around here.


All this talk of pie is making me hungry.  Thank goodness I have some Oreos in the house.











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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 07:21:08 PM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?


TORCHWOOD!!!
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Snoggery occurred.

Of course.
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Post by: TCB on February 09, 2008, 07:22:07 PM
Tomorrow I am going out to brunch, and I know they usually have a chocolate-peanut butter pie that is wonderful, without being overly sweet.
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Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 07:28:05 PM
Met up with vixter and vixmom after they saw RENT, which vixter seemed to enjoy tremendously.

We ate at Red Lobster on the corner of the theater where RENT is playing - lovely conversation, lovely Ceasar Salad, yummy mozzarella sticks.  My entree was a shrimp, lobster and steak dish - the shrimp and lobster were delicious, but the steak was oddly lackluster; I should have known fish was their specialty, but I'd had a great non-fish  (chicken) dish there a few weeks ago, so maybe I had the steak on an off night.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 07:37:33 PM
Met up with vixter and vixmom after they saw RENT, which vixter seemed to enjoy tremendously.

We ate at Red Lobster on the corner of the theater where RENT is playing - lovely conversation, lovely Ceasar Salad, yummy mozzarella sticks.  My entree was a shrimp, lobster and steak dish - the shrimp and lobster were delicious, but the steak was oddly lackluster; I should have known fish was their specialty, but I'd had a great non-fish  (chicken) dish there a few weeks ago, so maybe I had the steak on an off night.

Oh, I love the garlic cheese biscuits at Red Lobster.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 07:37:38 PM
DR Jane - The Cupboard's Lemon Meringue Pie and Lemon Icebox Pie are different animals, well, at least different pies.  The filling for their Lemon Meringue is definitely a custard - no condensed milk in it.  The Lemon Icebox Pie filling is basically lemon-flavored condensed milk with eggs added for "body". ;)
You might want to re-think this, Jose.

And I'm quoting from Michael Ruhlman's Elements of Cooking (http://blog.ruhlman.com/)
Quote
Custard: The most basic defination of custard is simply liquid thickened by eggs, a fundamental preparation, and idea, in both the savory and sweet kitchen.  Custards give us some of our best dishes -- quiches, creme brule, and creme anglaise (sometimes called custard sauce).  Because they're so prevalent in desserts, we tend to think of custards as sweet, though standard custard technique -- liquid, eggs, sseasoning, mixed and baked in a water bath -- can be applied to virtually any flavor to which you want to rbing the custard texture.  An herb custard to garnish a savory soup, olive oil custard with a la grecque vegetables, tarragon or bone marrow with beef.  Escoffier added a diced custard (called a royale) to consomme.  The liquid might be partly vegetable or fruit juice, though fat is a large part of the custard's exquisite texture and shouldn't be avoided altogether.

In other words, condensed milk is not what makes a custard a custard.  That's the job of the eggs.  Both the Lemon Meringue and Lemon Ice Box pies, if both contain eggs in the fillings, qualify.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 07:45:39 PM
One of the Bluths from Bluth Brothers Theatre--Don Bluth--worked for Disney as an animator. He drew birds. At a cast party, Don was asked to do his bird imitation. It was incredibily realistic. In order to draw birds well, of course, one must study them. Don had so many of the movements, so many of the nuances.

DR MATTH, I believe, was referring to documentaries rather than animation. But, as DR GEORGE would say, I just had to pass that on.
OUCH!

I doubt that Don Bluth would necessarily want to be remembered for his time at Disney.  He notoriously led a walk-out of Disney animators, reportedly about a third of the animators on payroll at the time, because he was dissatisfied with the lower quality of work Disney was insisting on.  He then went on to direct The Secret of NIMN, An American Tale, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Anastasia, and Titan AE, among other films.
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Post by: FJL on February 09, 2008, 07:46:21 PM
Cilla - I agree, the biscuits were glorious!

I wish they took reservations, rather than having the wait-until-the-contraption-lights-up system for getting seated.  I'd eat there a lot more often.
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 07:48:53 PM
I'm watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - I didn't realize that Helena Bonham Carter was in this. So she worked with Johnny Depp before Sweeney Todd.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 08:00:46 PM
I have cleaned the dead mice out of the garage. That is all.
So, this means your garage is now, uh, squeeky clean?

 ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 08:03:51 PM
You might want to re-think this, Jose.

And I'm quoting from Michael Ruhlman's Elements of Cooking (http://blog.ruhlman.com/)In other words, condensed milk is not what makes a custard a custard.  That's the job of the eggs.  Both the Lemon Meringue and Lemon Ice Box pies, if both contain eggs in the fillings, qualify.

Picky, picky, picky.

Don't you have a Rachael Ray cookbook to "read"?

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 08:08:55 PM
Seriously... The Cupboard's Lemon Icebox Pie and their Lemon Meringue Pie are truly different pies.  That's really all I was indicating.

Interestingly enough, the recipe - at least the one in their cookbook - for their Lemon Icebox Pie does not call for cooking of the eggs.  Hmm...  -Ah, for the days of pre-salmonella scares.

And, yes, I know, technically speaking, that Hollandaise, Bernaise, and the other "spin-off" sauces are also technically custards.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 08:14:37 PM
...Don't you have a Rachael Ray cookbook to "read"?

;D
Who she?   ::)

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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:15:50 PM
Hi! Looking for advice from the HDTV experts...I'm thinking about getting a 32" set. I'd like to get something on the inexpensive end.  I've been told that for that size you really can't tell any difference between 768 and 1080. 'is that right?There's a Memorex on sale at Sears ttp://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05771787000P The picture was great and I'm considering it.  I saw a nice Sony Bravia, but it's about twice the price. And there are a couple Vizios. Next to the Memorex, the picture wasn't nearly as good, but ....

Any suggestions. I'm planning to use part of my tax refund for it. As much TV as I watch I figure I deserve it.

Absolutely right. At that screen size, 768p and 1080p won't look any different. The eye can't differentiate the difference at normal viewing distances.

Vizio has gotten better reviews in the magazines I read than the Memorex. Also, remember that TVs usually aren't calibrated for the home viewing setting in stores. In stores, they're dialed it to accentuate color and pop under bright lights, but they're often tinkered with by others, too, so unless you calibrate it yourself at the store you have no idea what they've been dialed into. Don't think for a second that they're calibrated for optimum conditions at the store.

So go with price and features. Once you get it home, most name brands can be dialed in to get good to great pictures depending on the sources you use.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:21:08 PM
Just read that hD DVD and Blu-ray discs have problems being closed captioned...

Absolutely not true. At least not Blu-ray. I haven't reviewed a single Blu-ray disc that didn't have English subtitles, CC, or SDH. And they worked just fine.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:21:56 PM
Snoggery occurred.

Of course.

And quite wonderful was the snoggery. It will be saved.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 08:22:07 PM
RE: the new ABC series Eli Stone.

What is the biggest fantasy aspect of this new show?

A)  That someone as goofy looking as Eli can have a fiancee as great looking as whatever her name is.

B)  That Victor Garber can break out in song in the middle of his law office.

C)  That, once again, we're being treated to a San Francisco that has NO GAY PEOPLE IN IT!!!
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 09, 2008, 08:24:41 PM
TOD:

I'm very much amazed that no one has mentioned The Muppet Movie.

Who can forget the shot of a super-sized Animal towering over the wild west town?

An!  Ni!!  MAL!!!  AN!!!!  NI!!!!!  MAL!!!!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:25:35 PM
RE: the new ABC series Eli Stone.

What is the biggest fantasy aspect of this new show?

A)  That someone as goofy looking as Eli can have a fiancee as great looking as whatever her name is.

B)  That Victor Garber can break out in song in the middle of his law office.

C)  That, once again, we're being treated to a San Francisco that has NO GAY PEOPLE IN IT!!!

What you call goofy, I call adorable, so one man's meat . . . .
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:27:44 PM
I watched a batch of FAMILY TIES episodes tonight. In fact, I have only two left in the set!

I was mentioning this afternoon that I didn't think Justine Bateman was very good at this stage of her career. However, she did impress me in one episode that was a spotlight show for her dealing the with death of a beloved aunt. She showed genuine emotion, basically fell apart at the funeral and was very believable and quite moving.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:31:00 PM
Good evening, all!

As this was my first day off this year, I decided to spend it doing "Hard Labor" at our house in Marietta. So I took my weed wrenches there and, in honor of Arbor Day, pulled up about 60 trees, many with tap roots several feet long.

There are at least that many left to pull up, so I may go back tomorrow to work on it before a birthday lunch with Greg's family.

Boy, I can feel every one of those trees. Ouch!

I think this is also the first physical exercise of the year, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:31:03 PM
Last night I stumbled across GREEN HORNET being shown on the American Life channel, and I stuck around to see the last 5-10 minutes of it. I noticed that a BATMAN episode with Julie Newmar was airing later in the evening, so I had the DVR pick it up. I watched that tonight as a break from FAMILY TIES.

There has been a great clamor for BATMAN on DVD but rights issues between Fox and Warners and DC Comics have prevented its release.

Truth be told, I'd rather have the one season of GREEN HORNET than the three seasons of BATMAN. Though Newmar was typically fetching as Catwoman, the episode itself was pretty lame. I believe this one came from season two.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:31:43 PM
DR TCB, love the new avatar!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:31:58 PM
I noticed BURKE'S LAW was coming on tonight on American Life Channel, so I set the DVR to record it. I'll watch that tomorrow while I'm cooking and eating lunch.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:32:58 PM
And, as mentioned previously, TORCHWOOD was quite wonderful tonight.


















Another love story through time episode, very touching, most enjoyable.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
Oh, that Freddie!

Who is taking care of your critters while you're out of town, MBarnum? Tell Freddie to stay away from the neighbors' garages!
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 09, 2008, 08:35:25 PM
DR Matt H - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  

I was hoping you would weigh in on this. I feel much better about this and I do believe I will pick up the 32 inch Vizio tomorrow. There are 2 different 32inch Vizios, but Sam's has the one that has PIP and POP in stock.  So I'll spend a part of my refund on a new TV and the rest will go to practical things like bills.

Oh what fun!  
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Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:36:14 PM
So, this means your garage is now, uh, squeeky clean?

 ;)

More like, clean of sqeeks!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:38:45 PM
What a town without pita can do

 ;D

We don't got no Pita Pit here!

And...we had dinner at the restuarant formerly know as the Grape Leaf Grill. DR Jose has been there in the past. They are a Vietnamese restaurant and they had a dish that I could almost live on---their salmon wrapped in grape leaves over their noodle/salad bowl. We used to always go there if we were in Marietta at dinner time (after we moned that is...)

So, now it has a new name and NO MORE GRAPE LEAVES! I am so disappointed!

We will probably rarely go there now, as it's really just standard Vietnamese food and we can get that in Atlanta. They are cheap, tho---my dinner was under 8 bucks. Ah well...
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Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:40:39 PM
Dog Bosco is staying at my co-workers home. They lost their dog a few months back and wanted to have Bosco for the week...he will be having a blast there, as well as trying on all sorts of clothing styles!

The house sitter will also be doubling as the cat sitter.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:41:16 PM
bk will love it! All that blue!

And our dear Jose likes blue too, as I once read in a blog somewhere...

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Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:41:19 PM
I wish I could figure out how to pack light!
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Post by: MBarnum on February 09, 2008, 08:41:59 PM
I also hope I can figure out how to get to Glendale.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:42:14 PM
Just remember - no matter how wise the purchase, in about a month something better will always come along :D

Better...and cheaper.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:44:22 PM
I wish I could figure out how to pack light!

Well, you have to seal off all the cracks in your suitcase, for one thing. And pack lots of batteries!

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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:45:19 PM
I also hope I can figure out how to get to Glendale.

It's very easy to get to Glendale. Just do some mapquest printouts before you leave.

We made it there easily (apart from the horrible traffic!) to bk's book signing.
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Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 08:46:54 PM
For a brief glimpse of Lauren Bacall and the original cast of Applause from the Tony show that year, see here (http://www.bluegobo.com/video.php?var=10329).

In case anyone is interested that was the late Mark Hellinger Theater and they were in front of the set from Coco
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:47:58 PM
I really don't think I'm going to fit in any BBQ this time due to my latest indulgences.

Sacrilege!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:50:06 PM
WARNING!   WARNING!   WARNING!
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Thank you, TCB!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:51:42 PM
DR Matt H - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  

I was hoping you would weigh in on this. I feel much better about this and I do believe I will pick up the 32 inch Vizio tomorrow. There are 2 different 32inch Vizios, but Sam's has the one that has PIP and POP in stock.  So I'll spend a part of my refund on a new TV and the rest will go to practical things like bills.

Oh what fun!  

Could you send me a link to a picture/stats on the model you're going to buy? I just wanted to check out the stats for you just for safety sake. I want you to be sure you're getting the most for your money.
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Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 08:54:28 PM
RE: the new ABC series Eli Stone.

What is the biggest fantasy aspect of this new show?

A)  That someone as goofy looking as Eli can have a fiancee as great looking as whatever her name is.

B)  That Victor Garber can break out in song in the middle of his law office.

C)  That, once again, we're being treated to a San Francisco that has NO GAY PEOPLE IN IT!!!

And what is Victor Garber??
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:56:53 PM
Dog Bosco is staying at my co-workers home. They lost their dog a few months back and wanted to have Bosco for the week...he will be having a blast there, as well as trying on all sorts of clothing styles!

I hope they take pictures!

I loved him in his hat and tutu!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:57:49 PM
We went to see JUNO Thursday night. A really enjoyable film!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 08:58:27 PM
Last night we watched the documentary about the Z Channel. It was very interesting, but it could use some snippage. 120 minutes was just too long!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 08:58:32 PM
In case anyone is interested that was the late Mark Hellinger Theater and they were in front of the set from Coco

I have a special fondness in my heart for the Mark Hellinger Theatre. My first New York show was at the Mark Hellinger (MY FAIR LADY). I saw wonderful things there. I guess SUGAR BABIES was the last show I saw there.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 09:00:02 PM
We started out watching MONDO MOD. It was really horrible, and not in the good sense.

It was not in the same league as MONDO TEENO, although both movies had cameramen who went on to before quite famous.

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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 09:01:11 PM
I am going to cut off all my fingernails now, since I broke several while murdering trees today.

When I return, I will be typing a little better, I hope.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 09:02:14 PM
Glad to hear that bk's tummy is better!

As far as flat soda, you don't have to wait for them to go flat. Just pour them back and forth between two glasses a few times and that will take out the fizz.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 09, 2008, 09:02:38 PM
Nytol!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 09, 2008, 09:03:27 PM
I'm going to write a little bit, and then I'll head down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: Michael on February 09, 2008, 09:04:13 PM
I have a special fondness in my heart for the Mark Hellinger Theatre. My first New York show was at the Mark Hellinger (MY FAIR LADY). I saw wonderful things there. I guess SUGAR BABIES was the last show I saw there.

Did merlin come before or after Suger Babies?
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Post by: George on February 09, 2008, 09:46:00 PM
TV Reminder:

Need I say it?

TORCHWOOD!!!
[/color][/glow]

I'm watching it right now!! :D

It's a sad episode..but very good. :'(
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 09:58:52 PM
And our dear Jose likes blue too, as I once read in a blog somewhere...



Well, I also know just how much bk loves his onion rings. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 09, 2008, 09:59:22 PM
Well... I'm sleepy, and I have another 200 people to play for tomorrow.

Goodnight.
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Post by: JMK on February 09, 2008, 10:24:11 PM
My computer guy at work has a Vizio and is totally sold on how wonderful it is.  He has an outdoor antenna and says he can already get a lot of stations just using antenna. I didn't realize that each station broadcasts more than one program. I don't quite get it, but he gets three different shows from our public tv station at one time. Does that make any sense?

My sister had Vizios in her townhouse in Raleigh and they seemed really nice (though they were HUGE).

Yes, Cilla, once you upgrade to digital, you'll have access to several broadcast signals from one provider.  Typically you'll have the basic channel (e.g., 2), then the alternates, like 2-1, 2-2, 2-3.  Our local PBS station has 4 or 5 signals, though 2 of them usually broadcast the same stuff simultaneously.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:38:55 PM
Had a very nice dinner at Nate 'n' Al's - if anything it was even better than a couple of weeks ago.  
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:39:17 PM
I then watched Portrait In Black, about which more later.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:39:37 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:41:19 PM
I also checked out some of the transfers in the new Stanley Kramer box - definitely improved transfers of Ship Of Fools (finally in its correct ratio), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, and most importantly Dr. T - the last transfer wasn't too bad, but this is sharper, it's been totally cleaned of dirt, and the color is improved.  Plus, there are now extras on all films.
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:43:40 PM
So it is written, so it shall be done - page eleven.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 10:43:45 PM
I like Guess who's coming to dinner...
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 10:43:56 PM
Welcome eight GUESTS!
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Post by: bk on February 09, 2008, 11:02:25 PM
I don't know, call me crazy but didn't we just have about five people here - and they left without so much as a hello or a post?  I shall be reviewing the situation.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:07:55 PM
I was just contemplatiung crawling into the bathtub for some ego enhancement....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:09:51 PM
Insane.... Please define?? :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:10:25 PM
The ones that did not post, I would call lurkers...
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Post by: George on February 09, 2008, 11:13:33 PM
Does the HD tellys accomdate CC?

My sister's HD TV works fine.  I don't know about the BlueRay or HDDVD movies and players, just the TV itself. :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:46:18 PM
I did read on the FCC site that they were to be CC
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:49:18 PM
The tv is a start...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:51:22 PM
I have looked at a few DTVs and osme are quite nice. Any recommendations?  Cost will be a wee bit of a factor.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:51:46 PM
Since I do not have cable, will I need to get an additional antenna for it?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:52:21 PM
Too bad MattH is not available to answer questions.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:52:50 PM
I am leaning on the side of getting a coupon for the antennas
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Post by: George on February 09, 2008, 11:54:07 PM
We went to see JUNO Thursday night. A really enjoyable film!

I really liked this movie, also.  But last year, my friend Josh wanted to direct the play, "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey (I was cast in the show, also), which was adapted into the musical called "Juno," by Marc Blitzstein.  Everytime I hear about the movie "Juno," I think of the musical, "Juno." ;)

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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 09, 2008, 11:56:42 PM
Anyone familiar with Dynex? Are they good?
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Post by: George on February 10, 2008, 12:00:13 AM
I have looked at a few DTVs and osme are quite nice. Any recommendations?  Cost will be a wee bit of a factor.

I have no idea. :-\ My sister found her TV on sale and her boyfriend did some research, so they decided to get it.  I don't remember what brand she got.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on February 10, 2008, 12:12:21 AM
Anyone familiar with Dynex? Are they good?
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Post by: George on February 10, 2008, 12:18:07 AM
Anyone familiar with Dynex? Are they good?

I've never heard of Dynex.  We used to have the Dynix computer system at the library where I work, but I would hope that that's something completely different.

;)
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Post by: George on February 10, 2008, 12:55:39 AM
Today is still open. :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:44:21 AM
Unlocked, Unlocked, Unlocked.
Yesterday is now today-
But we are still unlocked.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:55:55 AM
GREEN EGGS AND HAM
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:56:09 AM
By Dr. Seuss
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:56:24 AM
I am Sam
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:56:37 AM
I am Sam
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:56:52 AM
Sam I am
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:57:07 AM
That Sam-I-am!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:57:29 AM
That Sam-I-am!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:57:42 AM
I do not like
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:57:54 AM
that Sam-I-am!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:58:12 AM
Do you like
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:58:23 AM
green eggs and ham?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:58:35 AM
I do not like them,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:58:47 AM
Sam-I-am.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:58:58 AM
I do not like
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:59:09 AM
green eggs and ham.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:59:20 AM
Would you like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:59:31 AM
here or there?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:59:43 AM
I would not like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 01:59:56 AM
here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:00:09 AM
I would not like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:00:21 AM
anywhere.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:00:32 AM
I do not like
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:00:45 AM
green eggs and ham.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:00:56 AM
I do not like them,
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:01:14 AM
Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:01:31 AM
Would you like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:01:45 AM
in a house?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:01:56 AM
Would you like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:02:08 AM
with a mouse?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:02:19 AM
I do not like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:02:32 AM
in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:02:45 AM
I do not like them
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:02:57 AM
with a mouse.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:03:10 AM
I do not like them
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:03:23 AM
here or there.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:03:35 AM
I do not like them
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:03:47 AM
anywhere.
Title: Re:BACK TO NORMAL
Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:04:00 AM
I do not like green eggs and ham.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:04:19 AM
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:04:31 AM
Would you eat them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:04:43 AM
in a box?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:05:00 AM
Would you eat them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:05:13 AM
with a fox?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:05:59 AM
Not in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:06:12 AM
Not with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:06:23 AM
Not in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:06:39 AM
Not with a mouse.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:06:52 AM
I would not eat them here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:07:04 AM
I would not eat them anywhere.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:07:16 AM
I would not eat green eggs and ham.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:07:29 AM
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:07:53 AM
Would you? Could you?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:08:05 AM
In a car?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:08:16 AM
Eat them! Eat them!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:08:28 AM
Here they are.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:08:48 AM
I would not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:09:02 AM
could not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:09:16 AM
in a car.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:09:28 AM
You may like them.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:09:41 AM
You will see.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:09:53 AM
You may like them
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:10:05 AM
in a tree!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:10:18 AM
I would not, could not in a tree.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:10:29 AM
Not in a car! You let me be.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:10:42 AM
I do not like them in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:10:54 AM
I do not like them with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:11:08 AM
I do not like them in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:11:20 AM
I do not like them with a mouse.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:11:35 AM
I do not like them here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:11:48 AM
I do not like them anywhere.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:12:00 AM
I do not like green eggs and ham.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:12:13 AM
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:12:28 AM
A train! A train!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:12:46 AM
A train! A train!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:13:02 AM
Could you, would you,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:13:23 AM
on a train?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:14:09 AM
Not on a train! Not in a tree!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:14:25 AM
Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:14:38 AM
I would not, could not, in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:14:55 AM
I could not, would not, with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:15:12 AM
I will not eat them with a mouse.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:15:27 AM
I will not eat them in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:15:40 AM
I will not eat them here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:15:53 AM
I will not eat them anywhere.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:16:10 AM
I do not eat green eggs and ham.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:16:25 AM
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:16:40 AM
Say!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:16:54 AM
In the dark?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:17:12 AM
Here in the dark!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:17:29 AM
Would you, could you, in the dark?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:17:47 AM
I would not, could not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:18:05 AM
in the dark.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:18:26 AM
Would you, could you, in the rain?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:18:40 AM
I would not, could not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:18:58 AM
in the rain.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:19:15 AM
Not in the dark. Not on a train.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:19:30 AM
Not in a car. Not in a tree.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:19:45 AM
I do not like them, Sam, you see.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:20:02 AM
Not in a house. Not in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:20:18 AM
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:20:53 AM
I will not eat them here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:21:16 AM
I do not like them anywhere!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:24:14 AM
You do not like
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:24:28 AM
green eggs and ham?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:24:40 AM
I do not
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:24:53 AM
like them,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:25:11 AM
Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:25:26 AM
Could you, would you,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:25:39 AM
with a goat?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:25:51 AM
I would not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:26:05 AM
could not,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:26:25 AM
with a goat!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:26:44 AM
Would you, could you,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:27:00 AM
on a boat?
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:27:14 AM
I could not, would not, on a boat.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:27:31 AM
I will not, will not, with a goat.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:27:45 AM
I will not eat them in the rain.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:28:00 AM
I will not eat them on a train.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:28:15 AM
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:28:30 AM
Not in a car! You let me be!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:28:43 AM
I do not like them in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:28:58 AM
I do not like them with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:29:13 AM
I will not eat them in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:29:26 AM
I do not like them with a mouse.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:29:41 AM
I do not like them here or there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:29:59 AM
I do not like them ANYWHERE!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:30:18 AM
I do not like
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:30:33 AM
green eggs
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:30:47 AM
and ham!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:30:59 AM
I do not like them,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:31:17 AM
Sam-I-am.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:31:36 AM
You do not like them.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:31:51 AM
So you say.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:32:08 AM
Try them! Try them!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:32:19 AM
And you may.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:32:39 AM
Try them and you may, I say.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:32:53 AM
Sam!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:33:09 AM
If you will let me be,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:33:22 AM
I will try them.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:33:36 AM
You will see.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:33:49 AM
Say!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:34:03 AM
I like green eggs and ham!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:34:19 AM
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:34:34 AM
And I would eat them in a boat.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:34:48 AM
And I would eat them with a goat...
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:35:03 AM
And I will eat them in the rain.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:35:15 AM
And in the dark. And on a train.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:35:30 AM
And in a car. And in a tree.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:35:46 AM
They are so good, so good, you see!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:36:00 AM
So I will eat them in a box.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:36:14 AM
And I will eat them with a fox.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:36:29 AM
And I will eat them in a house.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:36:46 AM
And I will eat them with a mouse.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:36:59 AM
And I will eat them here and there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:37:13 AM
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:37:25 AM
I do so like
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:37:40 AM
green eggs and ham!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:37:54 AM
Thank you!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:38:06 AM
Thank you,
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:38:20 AM
Sam-I-am!
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:38:36 AM
GREEN EGGS AND HAM
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:39:05 AM
By Dr. Seuss
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Post by: singdaw on February 10, 2008, 02:41:14 AM
(http://boe.berk.k12.wv.us/217/images/greenegg_small.gif)
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:42:15 AM
I also checked out some of the transfers in the new Stanley Kramer box - definitely improved transfers of Ship Of Fools (finally in its correct ratio), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, and most importantly Dr. T - the last transfer wasn't too bad, but this is sharper, it's been totally cleaned of dirt, and the color is improved.  Plus, there are now extras on all films.

Woweee Zoweee! Now that's news that's worth waking up for!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:42:57 AM
This day isn't locked, so I feel empowered writing in it, like I have gone back in time, or altered reality in some way.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:43:14 AM
So I'm going to post, even if nobody reads it!
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:48:16 AM
I have been working on an idea for a Closer shoot, because my two producers have to present an idea on Monday and had no ideas that they liked.

They are looking for a song to use like the "Ain't No Sunshine" one they did last year. Of course, that spot was done by the boys' supervisor, who likes to take all the money and glory. She is now convinced that it has to be a song from that era to speak to the Closer's 50 year old woman demo. But I think that is really pigeon-holing their audience.

Anyway, although it's not the "iconic" song they're looking for, I wrote a treatment based on the Madonna song, "Sooner or Later", with lyrics by Sondheim (from DICK TRACY).

 Sooner or later you're gonna be mine,
Sooner or later you're gonna be fine.
Baby, it's time that you face it,
I always get my man.

Sooner or later you're gonna decide,
Sooner or later there's nowhere to hide.
Baby, it's time, so why waste it in chatter?
Let's settle the matter.

Baby, you're mine on a platter,
I always get my man.

But if you insist, babe, the challenge delights me.
The more you resist, babe, the more it excites me.
And no one I've kissed, babe, ever fights me again.
If you're on my list, it's just a question of when.

When I get a yen, then baby, Amen.
I'm counting to ten, and then ...

I'm gonna love you like nothing you've known,
I'm gonna love you, and you all alone.
Sooner is better than later but lover,
I'll hover, I'll plan.

This time I'm not only getting, I'm holding my man.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:49:00 AM
We're limited to just using Brenda, and we can't use the set and she might not even be in LA. Boy, talk about limitations
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:49:35 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention...JK Simmons, who plays Brenda's boss, is excellent in JUNO.
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Post by: Edisaurus on February 10, 2008, 03:54:56 AM
OK, I'm going to alter reality again, and pop into today!

I assume that Singdaw's Seussian frenzy can be attributed to the Dr. T re-release.

I have to keep an eye out for the next Border's box set coupon!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 10, 2008, 06:59:10 AM
This topic is still unlocked!
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Post by: JMK on February 10, 2008, 08:19:24 AM
Let's do the time warp again!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 10, 2008, 08:30:02 AM
I'm ready!