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Title: I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 12:17:48 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had a Latin rhythm to them, and now it is time for you to post until the Latin cows come home.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 12:19:07 AM
And the word of the day is: IDIOPATHY!
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 12:57:33 AM
George and der Brucer sitting in a tree like so much fish - they certainly haven't been posting while they've just been sitting there for the last FORTY-FIVE minutes.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:09:50 AM
Post.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:13:25 AM
I watched a couple of TV shows from last night, and was going to watch last week's "Lost," but I got distracted.  I was on Amazon.co.uk, looking at getting a CD for my niece (her birthday is in April) and I found that the Dawn French series "Murder Most Horrid (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00113NWW8/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)[/b]" is being released on DVD!!!  I LOVE THIS SHOW!!  It's how I first discovered Dawn French, and then French and Saunders, then AbFab, and then a whole bunch of other British TV shows.  But this is what started it all for me. :D It's not being released until March 10, so I have to wait...but I WILL!! ;D
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:15:25 AM
A Question for BK and Anyone...has anyone else seen this show?  What did you think?  I saw it on PBS and instantly fell in love with it.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:21:43 AM
And now, I'm off to sleep.  Good night, BK and any guests. :)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:36:40 AM
And the winner is:

UNO
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/344274/3_62_021208_uno.jpg)

der Brucer

Andrew Sullivan's tribe is so excited by it all:

(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/images/2008/02/12/dustyeddyptown.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 02:40:58 AM
Vini, Vidi, Vinci?
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 02:41:10 AM
Et Al?
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 02:41:24 AM
Et Tu, Brute?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:41:42 AM
It seems two incumbent Maryland Congressmen are being unseated in yesterday's primary.

A centrist Democrat was unseated by a radical left challenger because:

he  had initially voted to support the war in Iraq.

A centrist Republican was unseated by a far-right challenger because:

he voted in favor of setting a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.

He has also faced intense criticism from opponents over immigration - they accused him of supporting blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, which he says isn't true. He has backed legislation to expand existing temporary-visa programs that would help provide workers for agriculture and the seafood and tourist industries.  NOTE: He had Bush's endorsement.

His reputation for being too Green hurt him with developers, and his support for a woman's right to choose, stem cell research and gay rights makes him anathema to the bible thumpers.

So - two long term centrists each get the heave-ho from their extreme wing-nuts.

The net result - a schizophrenic electorate votes for even more polarization in Washington.

der Brucer

Note: The losing Republican was my daughter's representative
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 02:42:45 AM
***GOOD NEWS VIBES*** for DR Jane's DMIL

Good news about the return of DR Tomovoz's computer!

Lovely card for DR TCB, courtesy of DearReaderLaura DR!
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 03:25:57 AM
We used to enjoy "Murder most Horrid" DR George.

Our current viewing includes the 1990's series from Scotland "The High Life" - Alan Cummings (and I've not been a fan of what I've seen of his more recent performances).
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 03:27:48 AM
***GOOD NEWS VIBES*** for DR Jane's DMIL

Good news about the return of DR Tomovoz's computer!


Thank you DRs WotNot and Jose.

Thank you TCB for noticing . (Not that you would read this anyway).
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:36:37 AM
Et Tu, Brute?
No just one; I saved the other for later.

der Bruté
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:53:30 AM
Vini, Vidi, Vinci?

Judi, Judi, Judi!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 04:06:41 AM
That bitch Amanda just up and left me here!

(http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2008-02/35556819.jpg)


der Brucer
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Post by: Ben on February 13, 2008, 04:25:38 AM
Glad to hear that our Cousin from Oz has a working computer again.
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 05:22:21 AM
Thank you DRs WotNot and Jose.

Thank you TCB for noticing . (Not that you would read this anyway).


What?  Huh?  Was I supposed to notice something?  Oh, never mind.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:41:53 AM
"I dunno...do YOU think I clash with the scenery?"
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/R7KQ9SnHRBI/AAAAAAAABN8/H5tpO_zg5-0/s400/boss2.jpg)
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Post by: FJL on February 13, 2008, 06:08:49 AM
Wow, the unusually-titled musical THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND at the Vineyard seems to have gotten great reviews from the most important theater critics.
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Post by: Ben on February 13, 2008, 06:10:56 AM
The bad weather has finally hit Manhattan. It snowed last night and now it's raining (so the snow will be gone soon). It's supposed to be in the high 40s today and tomorrow is supposed to be clear and bright for Val Day.

Speaking of which, we will celebrate by going to a screening of What's Up Doc at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas (Where Dreams Come True). There is a pre-show hosted by

Hedda Lettuce (http://www.hedda.com/)

and the chance to win "fabulous" door prizes (no doors, though just door prizes).

It will be fun me thinks. I haven't seen What's Up Doc since it first came out in 1972.
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Post by: brian on February 13, 2008, 06:26:09 AM
Belated comment on yesterdays TOD, fave Bernstein songs are DREAM WITH ME, I am Easily Assimilated(altho all the irony of the lyric was lost on my 10 year old mind 1st time I heard it)America, (+the mambo) and Take Care of this House......Re politics mentioned by Der brucer, I think it is going to get worse before it gets better; And tho I've been to many prayer meetings since the 70's-none in the last 10 years-and mass, of course(I'm RC), I've never actually seen anyone thump a bible; I've seen melon thumping at the supermarket, but the only b-thumping I've ever seen was in Elmer Gantry.......BK Quest for the Day: Could you ask Jason Graae, my favorite boy singer(a non pejorative-Bryn Terfel is # 2 fave boy singer)when he will next be performing in Chi; An NYC trip is not on the books for this year, but I think I could make the windy city, If I knew in advance Mr G would be there.
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 06:43:52 AM
First of all, i want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the ever gorgrous MISS KIM NOVAK
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Post by: Ginny on February 13, 2008, 06:46:33 AM
Wednesday morning greetings!  Back to work today - the weather is much improved.  Driving isn't too bad, but walking is tricky - sidewalks and parking lots are still very icy.

Today is my first 2008 brownbag lunch for nonprofit folks, so my workday began at Kroger buying cookies and chocolate.  At least I don't have to worry about the guest speaker showing up, because it's MOI.  I'm doing a database demo, so let's hope all the AV works as it should.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 07:08:35 AM
Good morning, all! I love New York on snowy mornings: it's quiet and, except for the occasional scrape of a a shovel against concrete,  it's serene and  the dark sky makes it seem earlier than it is.  I snuggled up to my pillow until around 9 am, and then I got out of bed, showered, moved the bed about the apartment trying various places until I decided it was best where it had been, and now I'm all caught up on posts.

Last night was a lousy tv night, so around 9:30 I decided I wouldn't wait up for LAW & ORDER: SVU.  I did watch on Channel 21 an episode of ROSEMARY AND THYME, which seems a weak mystery series although I love Felicity Kendall.  I read a bit from a selection of Jane Austen's letters and went to bed.

Today, more on The Lady Of The Slipper and waiting for a delivery from Staples.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 13, 2008, 07:17:55 AM
And the word of the day is: IDIOPATHY!

And The Song Of The Day: YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:22:00 AM
Good morning!

Chilly and rainy this morning. Looks to be clearing just a bit at the moment, but we need the rain so much that I will NOT complain. We were 14 inches below normal last year, and this year we're creeping already toward being 2 inches below normal and it's only mid February.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:23:20 AM
Today I'll be watching MARGOT AT THE WEDDING with pen and pad in hand. It's only 91 minutes, so depending on the bonuses, I might actually have time today to see something for fun.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:23:51 AM
And I'll do more ODD COUPLE episodes while I cook and eat lunch. Looking forward to them, of course.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:27:00 AM
Page Two Dorothy Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:28:05 AM
TV Reminders:

AMERICAN IDOL announces the 24 semifinalists tonight.

MOMENT OF TRUTH has a new episode

LAW & ORDER has a new episode.

PROJECT RUNWAY has a new episode.

RENO 911! has a new episode.
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 07:29:13 AM
I love "The Apartment" and have not seen it for years.  I think i may have mentioned it before, but people forget how good Fred McMurray was at drama, and this role was such a contrast to the Flubbber movies he was doing for Disney.

I, too, like, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Ms. Hepburn and Mr. Tracy have some great scenes together and good dialogue.    I've always loved the score and counter  melodies that DeVol used.  And the film has style.  It has its weaknesses but is still worth viewing.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 07:48:34 AM
Beautiful day here in the desert. I think I shall go for a walk.

Luckily for me, the doctor recommended a walk every day for the cholesterol and bone density.  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 07:50:29 AM
I also love THE APARTMENT and greatly enjoy GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, but I'll hold out on both to one day get HD transfers rather than upgrading what I've got now.

The theme from THE APARTMENT was one of most ambitious piano selections I ever mastered (I had only a small talent for playing the piano).
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 07:51:52 AM
Hola, Mi Amigos!  Que Pasa?
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 07:54:05 AM
Beware of Valentine E-Cards. On the news last night and on my internet news listing this morning. a warning that there's one going around with a virus. That's not very loving!
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 07:58:42 AM


I, too, like, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Ms. Hepburn and Mr. Tracy have some great scenes together and good dialogue.    


Ditto! And I still find the long, continuous take of Poitier talking with his character's father an amazing scene ...
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 07:59:10 AM
I saw DR CASON last night here at HHW.....wonderful.

I just realized which actor HAD the perfect persona for ZUBRICK - in addition to Mr Murphy and Mr Manlove from PNFOS....it is Mr Steve Franken.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 07:59:31 AM
There was a lot of Latin in WAR OF THE SATELLITES.......
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 07:59:50 AM
Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day......famous for the massacre.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:00:28 AM
Ditto! And I still find the long, continuous take of Portier talking with his character's father an amazing scene ...

I loved the scene in GWTW where Miss Scarlett took her mother's Poitier and made a dress!

(This post solely for those paying "close" attention!)  :D



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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:01:06 AM
To any Latin from Manhattan - have you ever been embarrassed when you're in a smart cafe?

See Madama La Songa!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:03:08 AM
Vini, Vidi, Vinci?

Veni, Vidi, Vici.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:03:19 AM
I love the song of the day, DR ARNOLD BROCKMAN....and I love hearing the stories of the audience reaction to its first performances....and the demand for encore after encore.....

Irving Berlin......

I didn't like The Apartment for many years, avoided it, in fact, because Mr Jack Lemmon can get on my last nerve.  I watched it last year, and Shirley MacClaine won me over.....she and Mr McMurray.

Why does Billy Wilder have a character named Sheldrake in several movies, I wonder?
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:03:59 AM
Mammy didn't like the idea, DR RLP.

Yes, NEW Pwoject Wunway tonight.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:04:14 AM
DR derBRUCER thanks for the UNO pic.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:05:25 AM
Veni, Vidi, Vici.....

THAT'S the ticket!!!!     :-[
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:05:52 AM
Mammy didn't like the idea, DR RLP.


Can't say as I'm surprised.  Mammy probably had designs of her own for Miss Ellen's Poitier!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:06:22 AM
I saw DR CASON last night

...and I saw a man who danced with his wife.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:06:58 AM
THAT'S the ticket!!!!     :-[

It's often hard to separate the Latin spellings from the Italian.

A favorite bastardization:

Veni, Vidi, Vini  -- I came, I conquered, I drank wine!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:07:38 AM
Madama La Songa!!

Or Lea Salonga?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:08:16 AM
And there is the South Carolina state motto:

Dum Spiro Spero -- "While I breathe, I hope".

The phrase is attributed to Cicero, according to Wikipedia, and is often associated with the Scottish Clan McClellan.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:10:39 AM
Mammy didn't like the idea, DR RLP.

Yes, NEW Pwoject Wunway tonight.....


There are five designers left and, from what I can glean from the promos, TWO (count 'em 2) will be eliminated tonight.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:12:07 AM
And, of course, I have my own Latin motto:

Oopsius daisius!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:12:42 AM
Among the few things I remember from two years of Latin in high school (lo, these many decades ago):

"Mica, mica parva stella"

That's "Twinkle, twinle little star," by the way.
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Post by: brian on February 13, 2008, 08:13:57 AM
I read somewhere(cant remember where)that one day , Fred MacMurray had taken the family to Disneyland; A woman asked him if he were FM; He answered yes,, expecting I suppose, a request for an autograph. Instead, she hauled off and slapped him across the face because he'd been so mean to Miss MacLaine in the APARTMENT>
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:14:25 AM
And let's not forget the MGM logo:

"Ars Gratia Artis"

"Art for Art's Sake"
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:15:34 AM
I remember reading that after THE APARTMENT, McMurray swore he would never again play a dark character, hence, his continuation of MY THREE SONS and the progression of sunny Disney movies.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:17:01 AM
Now, I have the den to clean, and I have some new equipment in the home theater I need to fiddle with. Then, a quick check of the mail, and beginning of lunch preparation.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:17:09 AM
Very nice Latin being posted here today.

It killed the Romans, you know.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:17:10 AM
Adeste Fidelis
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 08:17:54 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm realizing just how comfortable that king size bed was in my hotel room in Memphis.  Jojo needs to do a bit of stretching this morning.
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:18:50 AM
I loved the scene in GWTW where Miss Scarlett took her mother's Poitier and made a dress!

(This post solely for those paying "close" attention!)  :D





... ordered from the town of Poitiers... (Ronnie P -- you and your eagle eye for typos -- one of these days... Are you a copy editor at your job, per chance?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 08:19:38 AM
And as DR elmore mentioned, it is a rainy, sleety, gray day here in NYC.  A good day for staying in... maybe do some baking... clear some stuff off the DVR... etc., etc., etc...  :)
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Post by: FJL on February 13, 2008, 08:20:06 AM
What a sad waste of taxpayer dollars and Congressional personnel time!

(a steroid hearing reference)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:20:09 AM
Very nice Latin being posted here today.

It killed the Romans, you know.

Actually, I think what done the Romans in was the influx of Britannic and Germanic phrases.  True Romans didn't want the language bastardized, but the "new" Romans became so plentiful that the true Romans were unable to vocalize their needs (loath as they were to use the assimilated homonyms, antonyms and whatnot) and the language simply died with them.

                                       --- Fractured History
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:20:26 AM
Page Three Dorothy & Company Dance!!!


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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:20:45 AM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:21:40 AM
And now I'm REALLY going!

;D
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:23:56 AM
What a sad waste of taxpayer dollars and Congressional personnel time!

(a steroid hearing reference)

But baseball is The National Pastime, dontchaknow!  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 08:24:00 AM
DR Ben - Hmm... Thanks for the head up on "What's Up Doc?" tomorrow night at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas ("Where Dreams Come True"). A friend of mine is in town for a few days, and that might be just the perfect - and cheap - way to spend V-Day.  *And I'm sure the crowd will be just as entertaining as the movie. ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:24:30 AM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)

What else was there for them TO do?  After all, a day's repast, apart from figs and wine, was such esoterica as peacock's eyeballs, rotted meats and frequent visits to the vomitorium.

Surely that's worthy of a bon mot or three.
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:25:18 AM
Que sera, sera ...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 08:27:01 AM
But baseball is The National Pastime, dontchaknow!  ;)

Yes, there is a moral crisis.  All these super-highly paid athletes making their fame and fortune from the benefits of performance-enhancing DRUGS must PAY for their misdeeds and lack of "sportsmanship".


After all, Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus!

(Mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be born, or, "So much work and the result is ridiculous!")

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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:28:16 AM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)

...especially one in a puce-colored toga, with matching pumps, eating bons-bons and Monkey Cake...
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:36:16 AM
...especially one in a puce-colored toga, with matching pumps, eating bons-bons and Monkey Cake...

Ah, DR Miss Karen, you know me all too well!   :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:37:22 AM
I'm a Latin from Manhattan
I'm a Scot from Prescott
I'm a Swede from Alamede
I'm a Jew from Timbuktu
I'm a Dane from Coeur d'Alene
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:39:09 AM
I'm a Latin from Manhattan
I'm a Scot from Prescott
I'm a Swede from Alamede
I'm a Jew from Timbuktu
I'm a Dane from Coeur d'Alene

Quite the fellow traveler.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:40:20 AM
Actually, I think what done the Romans in was the influx of Britannic and Germanic phrases.  True Romans didn't want the language bastardized, but the "new" Romans became so plentiful that the true Romans were unable to vocalize their needs (loath as they were to use the assimilated homonyms, antonyms and whatnot) and the language simply died with them.

                                       --- Fractured History

Well, that and the heavy newspapers they had to carry everyday.  :D
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:41:31 AM
Well, that and the heavy newspapers they had to carry everyday.

They, and Fred Flintstone!
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:43:08 AM
Homo sapiens!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:44:27 AM
I wonder what DRs cows and chickens are doing right now?   :P
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:45:21 AM
Homo sapiens!

Only The National Enquirer knows for sure.
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:46:27 AM
For the NYC HHWers:

Nonne de Novo Eboraco venis?
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:47:40 AM
Abeo!
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 08:48:13 AM
Cigito, ergo sum... or, perhaps, Ergo, Purgo! (a BK reference...)
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 08:48:19 AM
Die dulci fruere!
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 08:48:31 AM
oh, fa' chrissakes... COgito, ero sum...
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 08:49:29 AM
Let's try it ONE more time - need that caffeine...

COGITO, ERGO SUM
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 08:49:56 AM
Dim sum, without that caffeine...

Page 4!!! Hula!!!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 08:54:46 AM
Gee it's good to see ya, DR PennyO!!  :)
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 08:59:28 AM
So suddenly, it's Spring... have you noticed all the magnolias and fruit trees all decked out for whatever Prom they're attending? Whoosh, just overnight - a few 80-degree days, and badabing, we got Spring. First flowering almost always give me a touch of melancholy. I do know now what I didn't know then. Last year, I mulled this strange juxtaposition of great joy and deep melancholy. I wrote a poem. Here it is:

Spring Equinox, and suddenly to plant
Snapdragons is the pulsing need. To limb
The dogwood, liberate the force
Of blossoms, holding tight to their perfume.
A robin trills, and starlings dart and nest
Above a predatory eye. She watches

So patiently, so carefully. She watches,
And I watch her, and dig and hoe and plant
And listen to the songs of starling nest-
Construction. There, the starlings on a limb
Pause, watching me. Familiar, faint perfume,
A fragment of last summer’s fragrant force

That caught me, held me, holds me still. I force
Myself back to the task. So still, she watches,
Undeterred by memory’s perfume.
Her life, her focus is all Now. I plant
Snapdragons underneath a dogwood limb
In last year’s garden. And my need to nest

Is haunted by a past, best, lasting nest…
A fragrant remnant, lingering, a force
Like pain remaining in a severed limb.
The feral forest folk do not wind watches,
Do not mind time in tiny ticks. Each plant
Unfurls its life in present tense. Perfume

Of seasons past, regret holds no perfume
For busy starlings, building this year’s nest,
Each Spring a new beginning. As I plant,
Remembered seasons hold me flightless. Force
Of gravity has lots of help. The watches
Are winding down in weary eye and limb

And sore, scarred, pulsing heart. Remembered limb
Still aches - a voice, a face, a form perfume
My time-bound winding down. And yet, who watches
The tearing-down of an abandoned nest?
From ashes, embers, memories, some force
Ignites this present, pulsing need to plant.

The starlings leave their limb; their need to nest
Intoxicates the cat - pungent perfume,
A feral force. She watches. And I plant.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 09:00:49 AM
That's lovely DR PENNYO!!!
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
Hello, Singdaw!!! (a bit of serious, in there among the jokes...) I'm back now. Nice to see y'all!!
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:03:39 AM
Why, thank you, JRand!! My first Sestina. I love the formalist poetry. Maybe it comes of growing up at a ballet barre... love the discipline.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 09:04:04 AM
Enjoying the poem very much!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:07:57 AM
Die dulci fruere!


Venus de Milo
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 09:10:14 AM
Good Afternoon!

Hmm... The only Latin I still sorta remember is the Order of the Mass, other than that... -And I am not taking out a dictionary today. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 09:10:53 AM
Hi, DR and DP (Dear Poetess) PennyO!!!!!!  :)
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:13:56 AM
Jose! My dear boy!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 09:14:37 AM
As for Ask BK Day...

Are mid-week matinees a rarity out there in L.A. and/or the West Coast in general?  And/or do they start at different times? (other than 2:00pm or 3:00pm)

I only ask since I've have a couple of friends in town over the past couple of weeks from L.A. and San Diego, and they've all seemed sort of surprised that the Wednesday matinees here in NYC are at 2:00pm.  "Hmm... Well, I guess I should change my lunch reservation from 1:30."

Just wondrin'.
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:14:41 AM
(just sucking down caffeine... they should make an intravenous system, like with insulin...)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:15:55 AM
Venus de Penny-O!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 09:16:51 AM
Hmm... I was going to post a few pics of a "Latin in Manhattan", but some of the Google Image Search results are a bit unseemly.  ::)
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:18:57 AM
That bitch Amanda just up and left me here!

(http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2008-02/35556819.jpg)


der Brucer


 ;D  ;D
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:21:45 AM
Ron! So glad to see ya!

I've got wads of errands to get to, but I'm just dawdling... appreciating the easy pace of this here board. Just visiting mah pals...

I've been teaching a dialects clay-ass at a local drama school... nice students, but I'm irritated by the Boss Lady. Sits behind me in every class, interrupts me constantly, countermands my instructions, talks with her 'assistant' while my kids are working. Sheesh.
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Post by: PennyO on February 13, 2008, 09:22:56 AM
Anyhow, better get to the library. So nice visiting with y'all. Back soon.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:25:36 AM
Hello, hello!

Icy here, too. I planned a day indoors. There's always laundry, plus other catch-up stuff at my desk. I shall try to do things leeeisurely today, as I hoped to yesterday, but could not.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:28:08 AM
A Question for BK and Anyone...has anyone else seen this show?  What did you think?  I saw it on PBS and instantly fell in love with it.

I haven't seen it, George, but I'll put it in my Netflix queue. I was never an AbFab fan, but really liked Dawn French in VICAR OF DIBLEY. Thought she made it all work.
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 09:28:41 AM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)


 We do it all the time here in Phoenix.  The question always arises of what is under the toga.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:33:15 AM

I did watch on Channel 21 an episode of ROSEMARY AND THYME, which seems a weak mystery series although I love Felicity Kendall.  

I, too, like Felicity Kendall. I've seen a number of ROSEMARY AND THYME episodes. Yes, it's a bit weak, but I prefer it to some other stuff.
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Post by: FJL on February 13, 2008, 09:36:00 AM
Lovely to see (and read) you, PennyO
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 09:37:38 AM
We do it all the time here in Phoenix.  The question always arises of what is under the toga.

And I guess there are times when there is no question when something arises under the toga.




 :o
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:37:50 AM
Beware of Valentine E-Cards. On the news last night and on my internet news listing this morning. a warning that there's one going around with a virus. That's not very loving!

I had a whole slew of Valentines from people I've never heard of--or have I just forgotten their names?  ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:39:52 AM
I, too, like Felicity Kendall. I've seen a number of ROSEMARY AND THYME episodes. Yes, it's a bit weak, but I prefer it to some other stuff.

It's always scenic, atmospheric, inoffensive and the two stars have an agreeable chemistry.

There's never enough landscaping in murder mysteries for my tastes!


;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:40:35 AM
We do it all the time here in Phoenix.  The question always arises of what is under the toga.


The same things as what's under a kilt!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:41:13 AM
And I guess there are times when there is no question when something arises under the toga.




 :o


Do ya mean like, "Is that an asp?  Or are you just glad to see me?"
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 09:45:10 AM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)

With Latin one must THINK before one SPEAKS. Wouldn't make a good blog, would it?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:46:03 AM
Yowza!


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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 09:48:37 AM
With Latin one must THINK before one SPEAKS. Wouldn't make a good blog, would it?


But....but....people are no longer taught to think.  That must be why Latin is DEAD!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 13, 2008, 10:00:25 AM
BK, oddly enough THE APARTMENT was on TCM last night...and, yeah, it's a damned near perfect film.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 10:04:57 AM
Conversely, "Caesar and Cleopatra" was on TCM yesterday evening.

YAW-W-W-W-N!

And what a cast!
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 10:08:56 AM
There's never enough landscaping in murder mysteries for my tastes!
;)

Murder Under the Bushes, Murder Beneath the Apple Tree, Murder in the Magnolia--that sort of thing, Ron??
 ;)
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 10:16:19 AM
DR Jose's story about the Magnolia Bakery reminds me of a fellow I knew in LA. Said fellow had a nursery on Sawtelle Blvd in WLA. We had a mutual acquaintance, Carmen, a woman with a rather patrician air. Said fellow used to say that when Carmen would shop at his nursery suddenly the other customers always what Carmen wanted. They had no interest in that item until Carmen wanted it. Now, am I surprised that Jose can enter a perfectly deserted bakery, then suddenly find himself in a crowd? Noooo. Not at all.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 10:22:33 AM
Murder Under the Bushes, Murder Beneath the Apple Tree, Murder in the Magnolia--that sort of thing, Ron??
 ;)


The sort of thing served up by "Rosemary & Thyme"....no matter under which tree/shrub a body is found.

;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 10:25:42 AM
DR Jose's story about the Magnolia Bakery reminds me of a fellow I knew in LA. Said fellow had a nursery on Sawtelle Blvd in WLA. We had a mutual acquaintance, Carmen, a woman with a rather patrician air. Said fellow used to say that when Carmen would shop at his nursery suddenly the other customers always what Carmen wanted. They had no interest in that item until Carmen wanted it. Now, am I surprised that Jose can enter a perfectly deserted bakery, then suddenly find himself in a crowd? Noooo. Not at all.


Substituting the "patrician air" with....the "appearance" of a super-satisfied customer?




 ;D
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:34:47 AM
As for Ask BK Day...

Are mid-week matinees a rarity out there in L.A. and/or the West Coast in general?  And/or do they start at different times? (other than 2:00pm or 3:00pm)

I only ask since I've have a couple of friends in town over the past couple of weeks from L.A. and San Diego, and they've all seemed sort of surprised that the Wednesday matinees here in NYC are at 2:00pm.  "Hmm... Well, I guess I should change my lunch reservation from 1:30."

Just wondrin'.

A very interesting question, which I don't know the answer to.  When I was growing up here and certainly all throughout the sevenites and eighties, every theater had a Wednesday matinee at two (my early theater going days it was, of course, two-thirty, as it was in NY).  But, I don't recall seeing listings for Wednesday matinees in quite some time - everyone does the Sat, Sun matinees for sure (when I did the play at the Taper, that was the ONLY theater in town of that size that played a matinee on Sunday).
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:35:53 AM
I slept late (until ten), which I needed.  Now I have to de-groggify so I can do things, like returning Pogue's call and shipping a big package.
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Post by: Jeanne on February 13, 2008, 10:39:51 AM
Substituting the "patrician air" with....the "appearance" of a super-satisfied customer?
 ;D

No, the other customers would want the items Carmen looked at even before she bought them. I always figured the other customers must think that Carmen had taste and, therefore, they wanted what she wanted.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 10:40:20 AM
shipping a big package

I always appreciate a UPS man with a big package!
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 10:42:22 AM
Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day......famous for the massacre.
We'll have a special register set up so our floral shoppe can make loads of money.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 10:52:06 AM
No, the other customers would want the items Carmen looked at even before she bought them. I always figured the other customers must think that Carmen had taste and, therefore, they wanted what she wanted.


I was referencing Jose, Jeanne....!  :D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 10:55:05 AM
I always appreciate a UPS man with a big package!


Only UPS?
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 10:58:34 AM
If you want a big package, get it UPS!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:04:37 AM
So...  The "roomie" received a big bouquet of flowers - red rose and white lilies - from her boyfriend/quasi-roomie.  Right now, they are sitting on the dining room table looking all pretty and fragrancing the air quite nicely.  However, I suspect that both of them will be working today, tomorrow (Valentine's Day) and Friday as usual, which probably means that neither of them will be be here to change the water in the vase.  -And even if they are here to change the water in the vase, neither of them will do it.  So... We (the royal "We") are wondering if we should just go ahead and dump the flowers once the arrangement starts to wilt and rot and get smelly.  Hmm...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:06:32 AM
DR Jose's story about the Magnolia Bakery reminds me of a fellow I knew in LA. Said fellow had a nursery on Sawtelle Blvd in WLA. We had a mutual acquaintance, Carmen, a woman with a rather patrician air. Said fellow used to say that when Carmen would shop at his nursery suddenly the other customers always what Carmen wanted. They had no interest in that item until Carmen wanted it. Now, am I surprised that Jose can enter a perfectly deserted bakery, then suddenly find himself in a crowd? Noooo. Not at all.

;D

Although, since Magnolia Bakery was long ensconced in NYC long before I was, I seriously doubt my presence in the store had anything to do with last night's sudden "crowd".

However, Levain may be a different story.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:07:33 AM
Substituting the "patrician air" with....the "appearance" of a super-satisfied customer?




 ;D

DR Ron Pulliam - Have you picture taken/posted lately?

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:12:08 AM
...And since I had noticed a bit of a wading pool starting to form in our backyard/patio, I headed out into the rain to unclog the drain.  Thankfully, all that required was just lifting the grate and shoving some of the dirt and NYC-soot away, and now the water level in the backyard is back to normal.  I guess I'll have to call our New Zealand gardener to check it out once the weather dries out.
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 11:14:28 AM
I watched a couple of TV shows from last night, and was going to watch last week's "Lost," but I got distracted.  I was on Amazon.co.uk, looking at getting a CD for my niece (her birthday is in April) and I found that the Dawn French series "Murder Most Horrid (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00113NWW8/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)[/b]" is being released on DVD!!!  I LOVE THIS SHOW!!  It's how I first discovered Dawn French, and then French and Saunders, then AbFab, and then a whole bunch of other British TV shows.  But this is what started it all for me. :D It's not being released until March 10, so I have to wait...but I WILL!! ;D

Unfortunately NetFlix doesn't have this series yet.  Please remind me when it comes out so I can check back with NetFlix.  We haven't seen it yet.

There is mention of Tony Dow directing.  Is it possible there are two Tony Dow's?  I don't see this show listed under the child actor Tony Dow's list of directing credits.  I do find it listed under Tony Dow ll.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 11:15:39 AM
The same things as what's under a kilt!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 11:16:41 AM
DR Ron Pulliam - Have you picture taken/posted lately?

;D

Snarky Snarkerson!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:20:30 AM
"Round and round the table we go...but when the music stops, ONE of us will be out of luck!"
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/R636hynHQ_I/AAAAAAAABNs/04zC5G5hXeM/s400/Carol+Rosegg.jpg)
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:22:49 AM
Yesterday, whilst traveling around the DelMarVa peninsula in our motorcar, der Brucer and I discussed (among many many many other things) why tapas bars, in the tradition of tapas bars in Spain, cannot exist in Los Angeles.

We're blaming the Board of Health, or whatever it's called.

The idea of tapas bars in Spain is, after all, that people drop by one place, sample the tapas that that bar specializes in, then move on to the next bar (while another crowd of people comes in and replaces the first).

Can't happen in Los Angeles.

For one thing, in Spain people bar-hop by walking from bar to bar.  People don't walk in Los Angeles.  They drive.  And drinking and driving don't mix too well.  Not when what is being drunk is alchoholic, at least.  (Diet Coke is another matter.)

Second, bar owners in Los Angeles (and other cities across the nation) much prefer their customers to stay at their bar, and try to do everything they can to keep their customers from wandering off.  

Unfortunately, the one thing the bar owners cannot do is serve food.  And this is where the Board of Health comes in.

It is illegal for a bar to serve food without spending gazillions on proper refrigeration and food storage and cooking and licencing and such.  Most bar owners these days don't have the capital to do that.  So instead they just serve booze and maybe some munchies that are salty and get the customers thirsty.

Now, der B and I can remember when there were bars that did serve food, flying under the Board of Health's radar or something.  You could go to Floyds in Long Beach, or the Stud in the Silverlake area, or other places and get a burger or fries to go with that beer (or Diet Coke).  But the Board of Health has closed those operations down.  The food simply had to go.

Floyds doesn't even exist any more, and the Stud goes by the name of Faultline.  (I'd post a link, but this is a family site.   :o  No, really, Faultline's website asks if you're over eightteen and allowed to look at exciting thrilling disgusting pictures in your area, and you have to click an "OK" before you can access those wonderful enthralling unseemly pictures.)

Well, that's essentially why there are no authentic tapas bars in Los Angeles.

End of story.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:23:34 AM
The same things as what's under a kilt!

Wasn't that the premise of this film?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415AEXBKF6L._AA240_.jpg)
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:24:34 AM
So...  The "roomie" received a big bouquet of flowers - red rose and white lilies - from her boyfriend/quasi-roomie.  Right now, they are sitting on the dining room table looking all pretty and fragrancing the air quite nicely.  However, I suspect that both of them will be working today, tomorrow (Valentine's Day) and Friday as usual, which probably means that neither of them will be be here to change the water in the vase.  -And even if they are here to change the water in the vase, neither of them will do it.  So... We (the royal "We") are wondering if we should just go ahead and dump the flowers once the arrangement starts to wilt and rot and get smelly.  Hmm...
Me, I'd leave 'em there and add a card reading "A Portent of the Future".
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 11:25:10 AM
Wasn't that the premise of this film?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415AEXBKF6L._AA240_.jpg)

Were there buttcheeks involved?
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:26:17 AM
Wasn't that the title of the long-lost Kurt Weill epic...  The Stud in the Silverlake?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:26:38 AM
Hmm... That's interesting, DR SWW - I know there are some localities where bars are required to serve some sort of food in order to get fully licensed as a bar.  The local government wants people to have some sort of sustenance available to the imbibers to help them "control" their bodies' alcohol absorption.
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:27:02 AM
"Round and round the table we go...but when the music stops, ONE of us will be out of luck!"
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/R636hynHQ_I/AAAAAAAABNs/04zC5G5hXeM/s400/Carol+Rosegg.jpg)
"All right, if you say the UPS package was left here on the table, I'll believe you.  But where is it now?"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 11:27:23 AM
Me, I'd leave 'em there and add a card reading "A Portent of the Future".


Or,

"As these flowers go, thus will go the days of your lives..."
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:27:30 AM
I think the moment the flower arrangement starts to smell is the moment it gets magically transferred to the roomie's room...with the door closed behind it.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:28:18 AM
Me, I'd leave 'em there and add a card reading "A Portent of the Future".

Well, we - not the royal "we" - have already agreed to put them in her room if and when it comes to that.
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 11:28:29 AM
From Jose:
Quote
But have you eaten at Magnolia Bakery?

 ;D  Yes, I believe I have also eaten there.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:28:43 AM
"All right, if you say the UPS package was left here on the table, I'll believe you.  But where is it now?"

Round and round she goes...but where the big package is, nobody knows...
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:28:48 AM
Wasn't that the premise of this film?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415AEXBKF6L._AA240_.jpg)
It certainly explains the looks of intent curiosity on Ford and Pfeiffer's faces!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:29:39 AM
DR singdaw - Great minds.  Great minds.  :)
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:29:55 AM
Surely Manhattan must have a Mongolian bakery, too?  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:31:29 AM
Surely Manhattan must have a Mongolian bakery, too?  :)

No, not really.  Trust me. I would know.

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:32:05 AM
Now, if you'd like a recommendation for a Mongolian Grill or Mongolian Hot Pot place, well, that's a totally different story.
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 11:32:11 AM
DR Laura your flower is much appreciated at this time of year.
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 11:36:18 AM
Thanks Sindgdaw
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 11:37:42 AM
;D

Although, since Magnolia Bakery was long ensconced in NYC long before I was, I seriously doubt my presence in the store had anything to do with last night's sudden "crowd".

However, Levain may be a different story.  ;)

 :)   Ahhh, the Pied (Cookied and Monkey Caked) Piper of Harlem -- he does draw a crowd (I know I became one of his bewitched and devoted followers as he danced down the streets of Manhattan with his bags and boxes of treats...) Ahhh, the memories...Long Live the Enabler!!  ;)

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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 11:40:10 AM
DR Jose ~

Pulcher es!
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:40:22 AM
Hmm... That's interesting, DR SWW - I know there are some localities where bars are required to serve some sort of food in order to get fully licensed as a bar.  The local government wants people to have some sort of sustenance available to the imbibers to help them "control" their bodies' alcohol absorption.
Such as... The Entire State of Delaware!

There are apparently just three bars in the entire state that are not connected to restaurants.  The Double L (http://www.doublelbar.net/) here in Rehoboth Beach is one of them.  Those three bars have slipped through some grandfathering system, and pre-date the restaurant clause.

(I've included the link because the people at the Double L aren't nearly as imaginative prurient lubricious indecent as those at Faultline.  Also, I like promoting local places.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:41:34 AM
Surely Manhattan must have a Mongolian bakery, too?  :)
Or perhaps a grill or two (or three)?
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 11:42:14 AM
Now, if you'd like a recommendation for a Mongolian Grill or Mongolian Hot Pot place, well, that's a totally different story.
I knew you'ld have a handle on this!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 11:47:07 AM
DR Jose ~

Pulcher es!

Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:51:17 AM
Ecce potestas casei

[Behold, the power of cheese!]
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 11:52:18 AM
Que sera, sera ...

Quod fiat, fiat ..
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 11:54:30 AM
Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?

Est mihi nullus nummus superfluus...
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 11:56:11 AM
Oh, DR Ronnie P (in a whisper):

Braccae tuae aperiuntur.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 11:56:12 AM
And speaking of Latin, there are also:

Carpe Diem:  seize the day

Carpe Nactum:  seize the night (from Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze's Tanz Der Vampire)

Carpe Scrotum:  well...you know. ;)
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 11:56:33 AM
(I hope that that's not toooo unseemly!)

;D
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:57:47 AM
Illiud Latine dici non potest!  Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.

[You can't say that in Latin!  Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.]
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 11:58:48 AM
(I hope that that's not toooo unseemly!)

Oh yes you do!   ;D
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Post by: Ginny on February 13, 2008, 11:59:16 AM
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 12:00:38 PM
And something that DR Sandra is often heard to say:

Semper ubi sububi in caput tuum.

[Always wear underpants on your head.]
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 12:01:26 PM
About four years ago, we here were also talking Latin and I posted THIS (http://www.haineshisway.com/community/index.php?board=11;action=display;threadid=251;start=msg39844#msg39844) ditty that I learned from a friend in college. :D
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 12:01:43 PM
PAGE 7EVEN DANCE!!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 12:02:43 PM
Followed quickly by:

Vescere bracis meis!

[Eat my shorts!]
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 12:07:40 PM
Some helpful Latin curses for Ginny or Ronnie P to use at work:

Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!
(May barbarians invade your personal space!)

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
(May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!)  I may have to use that one the next time der B and I get into a political discussion...

Utinam modo subiunctivo semper male utaris!
(May you always misuse the subjunctive!)

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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 12:13:06 PM
DR SingusDawgum (in a whisper) ~

Subucula tua apparet...

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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 12:16:28 PM
DR Miss Karen - [whispering back] -

Non plaudite.  Modo pecumiam jacite!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 12:17:09 PM
Quisque comoedus est!  ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 12:17:29 PM
Hmm... Just checking the ever-changing weather forecast.  IIRC, they were saying it would be in the low-50s tomorrow and sunny. Now they are saying it will be in the mid-30s and might get sunny.  Hmm...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 12:20:44 PM
BASTA!
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 12:30:21 PM
There's some fine Latin goin' on around here.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 12:31:41 PM
I have shipped a big package, I have bought some toiletries, I have visited the Gap (buying some clothes for the first time in over two years), I have done some other errands, and now I am home, but thinking about lunch, since I won't be eating again (must lose ten to twenty pounds in the next three months).  
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 12:31:41 PM
BASTA!

In the HWW Dictionary: Chincy BASTA -- Latin for Chincy Bassa -- Latin Plural: Chincy BASTUS
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 12:33:48 PM
And speaking of Latin, there are also:

Carpe Diem:  seize the day

Carpe Nactum:  seize the night (from Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze's Tanz Der Vampire)

Carpe Scrotum:  well...you know. ;)

Actually, the middle one is Carpe noctem, and if this is how it  stands in the Vampire Dance, shame on them for their lousy scholarship and poor Latin grammar!
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 12:34:53 PM
...I have visited the Gap (buying some clothes for the first time in over two years),...
And I'm sure Some appreciates the clothes, since it gets quite nippy at this time of year.

 ::)
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Post by: Ben on February 13, 2008, 12:36:14 PM
"Ars longa, vita brevis" (Art is long, life is short)
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Post by: S. Woody White on February 13, 2008, 12:36:16 PM
I should get going... I'm pulling the late shift at work, red shirting it until next to closing.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 12:40:32 PM
Hmm... It sounds like they're excavating in the basement right now... Hmm...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 12:49:30 PM
Conscientia mille testes


(Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses).

Who knew testes were witnesses?


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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 12:53:16 PM
Ad infinitum

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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 12:54:23 PM
Conscientia mille testes


(Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses).

Who knew testes were witnesses?




It's because witnesses in a Roman trial were sworn in as they held their piece.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 12:56:06 PM
Actually, the middle one is Carpe noctem, and if this is how it  stands in the Vampire Dance, shame on them for their lousy scholarship and poor Latin grammar!

I rewrote my post because I didn't want DR George to think I was making a snarky comment about him.
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 01:00:08 PM
DR elmore, where did you end up placing your bed, in the same location as the previous bed?
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 13, 2008, 01:12:32 PM
Conversely, "Caesar and Cleopatra" was on TCM yesterday evening.

YAW-W-W-W-N!

And what a cast!

Yeah...I watched "Caesar & Cleopatra too and quite enjoyed it.  I like Shavian wit myself.  

I also watched A THOUSAND CLOWNS which was fun despite the compulsion that had to open the play up with lots of silly-ass 60's montage-ish sequences of bike-riding and running through New York Streets.  When they stuck with the apartment and the play, it was fun.  

I stuck with TCM all night...watching half of THE RED SHOES before I packed it in and went to bed.  I've seen it several times before.  Anton Walbrook is really good.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:12:57 PM
Actually, the middle one is Carpe noctem, and if this is how it  stands in the Vampire Dance, shame on them for their lousy scholarship and poor Latin grammar!

You're right, it's an "o" in noctum, not an "a"...my bad. :)
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:13:39 PM
I rewrote my post because I didn't want DR George to think I was making a snarky comment about him.

??? I just got back from lunch.  I wonder what you had originally written.
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Post by: vixmom on February 13, 2008, 01:18:34 PM
I think my head just may explode today
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Post by: vixmom on February 13, 2008, 01:18:48 PM
it will be a welcome relief
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 01:21:18 PM
The flowering pear trees are in bloom all over the city.   It's about 2 weeks later than normal because of a cold snap we had, but they are quite lovely to see.  Perhaps DRLaura will see one and post a picture.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 01:27:21 PM
The rain stopped late this morning, but the overcast skies have never left us. Maybe it's going to rain some more tonight. We're still in pretty dire need of it.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 01:28:11 PM
DR elmore, where did you end up placing your bed, in the same location as the previous bed?

Nope.  The room's quite different now.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 01:30:20 PM
I watched two ODD COUPLE episodes while I cooked and ate lunch. The first had Felix's daughter going out with a guy who was in a reform school, but who Oscar had taken under his wing.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:30:33 PM
I think my head just may explode today

:o Please don't!  I just sent you a letter...actually, it's a check and a letter. ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 01:30:38 PM
??? I just got back from lunch.  I wonder what you had originally written.

DR George, it was worded badly and you don't need to know. :)
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 01:31:20 PM
DR George, it was worded badly and you don't need to know. :)

Oh.  Okay.  I'll trust you. :-*
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 01:31:33 PM
The second involved Felix and Oscar investing money in a Japanese restaurant, but when Felix objected to the messy kitchen, everyone walked out and Felix, Oscar, and Murray had to try to salvage things. Pat Morita played the owner of the establishment.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 01:37:08 PM
Then I watched MARGOT AT THE WEDDING. Very off-putting comedy-drama about the many dysfunctional relationships in a family with the two sisters played by Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Great cast: Jack Black, John Turturro, Cirian Hinds. But lots of sniping and making up, and even at 92 minutes, it seemed uncomfortably long.

And right after the Paramount/Vantage logo, this green haze descended on the picture, and the entire film was further distressed with this overly processed look to everything. In the bonus features, it showed how bright and sunny everything was while they were filming, so to obliterate this bright look, they laid on this green film that sucked any happiness or energy out of the movie. Even the joking around that Jack Black did was soured by the look of the cinematography.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 01:39:50 PM
Other than the two trailers (and some previews for other Paramount pictures), the only bonus in the set was a conversation between director Noah Baumbach and his wife and the co-star of the film Jennifer Jason Leigh. They both adored Nicole Kidman, of course, and each praises the other to the skies in terms of writing/directing and acting, the very antithesis of the comments we see the characters making to each other in the movie. This gave me my best laugh of the afternoon. If only those poor miserable people in the film had been given an ounce of encouragement that these two give one another in the bonus features! Of course, then, there would have been no movie.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 01:43:39 PM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/morningdove.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/organpipe.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/pricklypear-1.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/honeybee.jpg)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 02:05:59 PM
For those of you have have CBS shows you're fond of, here's the skinny on their returns:

Monday sitcoms How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men are each returning with nine new eppys on March 17. (Rules of Engagement doesn't return until April 14, with a half-dozen.)

On March 24, CSI: Miami airs the first of eight new shows, while CSI: NY returns April 2 with seven, and CSI original flavor resurfaces April 3 with six.

Cold Case returns March 30 with five episodes, Criminal Minds kicks off seven new ones on April 2, and Trace is back on April 3 with six.

On April 4, both Ghost Whisperer and Numbers fans get the first of six, while Moonlighters are getting four new episodes starting April 11. NCIS is back April 8 with seven, and Shark's got four to unfurl at a to-be-determined date.
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Post by: Ginny on February 13, 2008, 02:11:00 PM
...
NCIS is back April 8 with seven...

 :D This is one program that Richard and I make a point of watching together.
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Post by: Ginny on February 13, 2008, 02:11:40 PM
More exquisite photos from DR Laura - oh, that blue, blue sky!
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Post by: Matthew on February 13, 2008, 02:12:47 PM
I'm here, I'm here, and caught up.  The past few days I've been feeling quite crappy.  I think it's the lack of good sleep and my reduced food intake the last few weeks.  The DP and I started the Weight Watchers program over 3 weeks ago, and while I have 44 points a day, I always come up 10 points or more ahead, thus, not eating like I should.  Last night I had a good sleep, I stayed home from work (except I did a funeral this morning) and started to eat better and am finally feeling a bit better.

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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:16:26 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/nakedcowboy.jpg)

NEW YORK POST (http://www.nypost.com/seven/02132008/news/regionalnews/candy_man_cant_97390.htm)

Quote
CANDY MAN CAN'T

NAKED COWBOY SUES OVER SINGIN' M&M

By KATI CORNELL
February 13, 2008 -- Times Square's Naked Cowboy is trying to take a $6 million bite out of a giant candy corporation, charging it stole his identity by dressing an animated blue M&M in his skimpy trademark outfit.
The nearly nude street performer, whose real name is Robert Burck, has his tighty whities in such a bunch over a massive video billboard showing the candy in a white hat, boots, guitar and underwear that he's filed suit against the mighty Mars candy corporation.

The case of Naked Cowboy vs. The Men From Mars will be heard in Manhattan federal court.

...



(http://www.nypost.com/seven/02132008/photos/news003.jpg)

der Brucer

He can call Cillaliz as a character reference!

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Post by: Ginny on February 13, 2008, 02:16:46 PM
My brownbag lunch program went fine - about a dozen hearty souls showed up.  After my own lunch and a brief time here at my desk, I went back upstairs for an informational meeting about our new health insurance option.  My brain is fried and now I have to go home and explain the health insurance to Richard.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 02:22:27 PM
DR Matthew, when I was on WW a few years ago, I got only 15-18 points per day. I was always hungry.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 02:24:02 PM
I, of course, am most thrilled that MOONLIGHT will film four new episodes to close out its first season. And that sounds a lot like a sure pick-up for a second season in the fall. Hooray!
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 02:24:45 PM
I will, of course, post other networks' return schedules as soon as I see them on-line.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 02:25:06 PM
Now, I have some writing to do so let me get to that.

WBBL.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:26:20 PM
Luckily for me, the doctor recommended a walk every day for the cholesterol and bone density.  :)

A daily ritual:

Walk to McDonald's
Order a large-fries, "Supersized, please", to go.
Walk home

der Brucer
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 02:28:12 PM
I would never confuse the Naked Cowboy and an M&M.  For one thing, the M&M melts in your mouth and not in your hand.

He should just appreciate the publicity.  Yikes!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 02:28:47 PM
Well, potatoes are vegetables and therefore healthy.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:33:52 PM
I loved the scene in GWTW where Miss Scarlett took her mother's Poitier and made a dress!

(This post solely for those paying "close" attention!)  :D


A scene the movie stole from The Carol Burnett Show!

(close attention, not a Damages reference, notices that the correct spelling in  Karen's post should have been portiere)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:36:19 PM
And there is the South Carolina state motto:

Dum Spiro Spero --

A decided slur on our esteemed disgraced ex-Veep from Maryland!

der Brucer
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 02:40:39 PM
Hmm... That's interesting, DR SWW - I know there are some localities where bars are required to serve some sort of food in order to get fully licensed as a bar.  The local government wants people to have some sort of sustenance available to the imbibers to help them "control" their bodies' alcohol absorption.


I don't know if the laws in Washington have changed in the last few years, but when I used to bartend; the law required 60 / 40.  60% food sales and 40% liquor sales.  Of course, many inventive bar owners, required that soft drinks be rung up as food items.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:41:44 PM
Among the few things I remember from two years of Latin in high school (lo, these many decades ago):

"Mica, mica parva stella"

That's "Twinkle, twinle little star," by the way.

You never learned:

"Ubi, oh ubi, est meus sub ubi?"

(Where, oh where, is my underwear)

der Brucer

Maybe that was in Fourth Year Latin - I was a glutton for punishment!

I took third and fourth year Latin to avoid taking Chemistry and Physics - my punishment for that was to spend 6 college years in Engineering studies!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 02:45:28 PM
Very nice Latin being posted here today.

It killed the Romans, you know.

Only the polite heathens. The vulagate Christians lived on.

der Brucer

 
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 02:48:58 PM
(I hope that that's not toooo unseemly!)

;D


Of course not, George.  You didn't translate it, so no one will ever know.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 02:49:01 PM
That's "Vulgate".
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 02:49:46 PM
A scene the movie stole from The Carol Burnett Show!

(close attention, not a Damages reference, notices that the correct spelling in  Karen's post should have been portiere)

der Brucer

Of course, if she misspelled one, she could just as well have misspelled the other.

The important thing here is that the point wasn't lost and fun was had.  And her use of "Portier" was meant to be "Poitier" not "portiere".  I riffed....

Beyond that, everything is overkill.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 02:53:41 PM
Only the polite heathens. The vulagate Christians lived on.

der Brucer

 


The vulagates?  Did a branch of them split off and become the hulagates?
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Post by: Jennifer on February 13, 2008, 02:54:25 PM
Is anybody here doing BIG BROTHER this season?

What does anybody think of last night's show.

If anyone is doing spoilers my fav is not doing them this time (john from canoe).

But my second fav is http://www.hamsterwatch.com

Dingo is a hoot. But remember there are spoilers!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 02:55:09 PM
That's "Vulgate".

Of course it is, but you know those Yankees!
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 02:56:29 PM
Is anybody here doing BIG BROTHER this season?

What does anybody think of last night's show.

If anyone is doing spoilers my fav is not doing them this time (john from canoe).

But my second fav is http://www.hamsterwatch.com

Dingo is a hoot. But remember there are spoilers!

I recorded it.  What very little I saw of it looked whiny and irrational to me.
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 02:59:13 PM
DR George, it was worded badly and you don't need to know. :)


Really, George, he tore you a new one!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 02:59:20 PM
[size=8]PAGE 9[/size]
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 03:04:41 PM
Did a few errands then went to Du-Par's and had poached eggs on an English muffin, whilst proofing the first four chapters of the book.
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 03:06:25 PM
I would never confuse the Naked Cowboy and an M&M.  For one thing, the M&M melts in your mouth and not in your hand.

He should just appreciate the publicity.  Yikes!


And where does the Naked Cowboy melt?
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
What a good day to stay home! My final filing cabinet arrived along with some storage boxes and my apartment is looking better and better.  DR MBarnum will be happy to know that the new space provides plenty of room for the memorial air mattress on those nights when the fire escape is too exposed to the elements. Now, if UPS would show up, I'd be truly nearly content.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 03:09:20 PM
And where does the Naked Cowboy melt?

Dream on, Alice!
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 03:10:20 PM
I love me some DR Laura pics!  :)
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 03:10:51 PM
Dream on, Alice!


Puh-Leez!  Not my type.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:11:31 PM
Of course, if she misspelled one, she could just as well have misspelled the other.

The important thing here is that the point wasn't lost and fun was had.  And her use of "Portier" was meant to be "Poitier" not "portiere".  I riffed....

Beyond that, everything is overkill.

Itane!
(oh, yeah!)

You diss me and my typos?!  Take this (some Latin taunts!):

Prospice tibi -- ut Gallia, tu quoque in tres partes dividaris!
(Watch out -- you might end up divided into three parts, like Gaul !)

In tempore praeterito plus quam perfecto de to mox dicent.
(People will soon be referring to you in the past pluperfect tense!)




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Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:13:16 PM
What a sad waste of taxpayer dollars and Congressional personnel time!

(a steroid hearing reference)

Ironic that the TV was bellowing forth that complaint.
I'm sure there were dozens of other congressional hearings going on today dealing with more weighty topics - it was the medias choice to sensationalize the steroid hearing, and then they bitched because it took so much coverage time. Why, FoxNews thought it was of such vital national import that they missed some commercial breaks.

der Brucer

Of course when the hearings were over, the entire FoxNews studio devolved into complete chaos - Uno showed up! All the staff, anchors, producers, and minions galore, gathered round to pet the pooch.

Uno made a complete ass of his handler/trainer. The gent was trying to get Uno to bark (usually not tough to do with a beagle) - the trainer kept making doggie baying sounds and Uno sat there patiently giving the trainer a steely stare.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:15:29 PM
Really, George, he tore you a new one!

Yeah, big time, Jorge. (I'm not one to tattle, but...) Roughly translated into Latin, DR ELmo called you a

"Cuniculus inscius"
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 03:15:32 PM
And where does the Naked Cowboy melt?

 :-X

;D
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 03:18:26 PM
Yeah, big time, Jorge. (I'm not one to tattle, but...) Roughly translated into Latin, DR ELmo called you a

"Cuniculus inscius"

 >:( Well, I never! :P

;)

Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 03:19:46 PM
Nope.  The room's quite different now.

Guess I'll have to make a trip to NY to see it.  If only Bryan would get invited to interview, & accepted, at some more schools in NY.  I don't think he will be going to the one in East Harlem.  

Is the bed against a wall now?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:19:50 PM
I know that Latin is a fully functional language, but somehow I just can't get past the mental image of people lounging around in togas, exchanging one-liner bon mots!  :)

Try reading plays by Plautus or Terrance !

Remeber there were also the baths where bodily fluids replaced one-liners as the exchange medium.
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Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 03:21:34 PM
Well, I never!

Not in polite company, at any rate...    ;)
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Post by: TCB on February 13, 2008, 03:24:04 PM
Is anyone familiar with a company called IRI (Information Resources, Inc.)?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:24:42 PM
I'm a Latin from Manhattan
I'm a Scot from Prescott
I'm a Swede from Alamede
I'm a Jew from Timbuktu
I'm a Dane from Coeur d'Alene

I think you're a little Bonkers from Yonkers.

der Brucer
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:25:17 PM
DR SinglariumDawntus (whispering a little louder cause he didn't hear her the first time):

Subucula tua apparet.
(Your slip is showing)  ...yes, it still is... there in the back ... lovely lace trim I might add...
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 03:31:56 PM
Puh-Leez!  Not my type.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:31:58 PM
>:( Well, I never! :P

;)



Well, at least he didn't call you a

"pavo absolutus' (he just hinted at it)...  :-X
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 03:32:43 PM
DR elmore, I'm so very pleased some good is coming out of the bedbug situation and you are liking the changes to your apartment.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 03:32:54 PM
Puh-Leez!  Not my type.


OMG!  You have a TYPE?  I thought all you needed was a pulse.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 03:34:19 PM
I love this headline today:

"Plot Would Thicken, if the Writers Remembered It"
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 03:35:54 PM
Itane!
(oh, yeah!)

You diss me and my typos?!  Take this (some Latin taunts!):

Prospice tibi -- ut Gallia, tu quoque in tres partes dividaris!
(Watch out -- you might end up divided into three parts, like Gaul !)

In tempore praeterito plus quam perfecto de to mox dicent.
(People will soon be referring to you in the past pluperfect tense!)




"illegitimis nil carborundum!"
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:36:50 PM
I haven't seen it, George, but I'll put it in my Netflix queue. I was never an AbFab fan, but really liked Dawn French in VICAR OF DIBLEY. Thought she made it all work.

You should see her when she guests on The Graham Norton Show:

WATCH HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inq1Ju50uWg)

Show airs on BBC America right after Torchwood.

der Brucer
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 03:36:53 PM
OMG!  You have a TYPE?  I thought all you needed was a pulse.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ROTFLMAO! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 03:38:50 PM
Well, my friend - and fellow foodie - Michael just called to tell me that he was on his way over to my apartment so that I could take him someplace "new" for dinner, so...  I guess I'm going to dinner.

Laters...
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 03:41:59 PM
Itane!
(oh, yeah!)

You diss me and my typos?!  Take this (some Latin taunts!):

Prospice tibi -- ut Gallia, tu quoque in tres partes dividaris!
(Watch out -- you might end up divided into three parts, like Gaul !)

In tempore praeterito plus quam perfecto de to mox dicent.
(People will soon be referring to you in the past pluperfect tense!)

kissimus maximus booticus!





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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 03:43:05 PM
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Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:44:21 PM
kissimus maximus booticus!

How 'bout I give it a swift "Kickus" instead?  ;D
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 03:45:36 PM
That's "Vulgate".

It'sa Ital-i-an - so it's "VUL-A-GATE"!

der Brucer :)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 03:46:27 PM
How 'bout I give it a swift "Kickus" instead?  ;D

In dentibus anticis frustum magnum spiniciae habes.

(You have a big piece of spinach in your front teeth.)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 03:51:32 PM
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
   





















(A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.  :D  )
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 03:54:30 PM
It's clouding up and is only going to be in the 60's the next few days!
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:56:11 PM
In dentibus anticis frustum magnum spiniciae habes.

(You have a big piece of spinach in your front teeth.)

Itane!
(Oh yeah!)

This time I won't whisper:

(really loud and translated so everyone knows) Braccae tuae aperiuntur!!!
                                                                           (Your fly is open!)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 03:59:58 PM
DR RonniusPulliumillenium ~ Do you happen to have the book "Latin for All Occasions" by Henry Beard, per chance?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 04:01:47 PM
Itane!
(Oh yeah!)

This time I won't whisper:

(really loud and translated so everyone knows) Braccae tuae aperiuntur!!!
                                                                           (Your fly is open!)

Nullam ultravisionem spectabis per septum dies!

    (No TV for a week!)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 04:02:40 PM
DR RonniusPulliumillenium ~ Do you happen to have the book "Latin for All Occasions" by Henry Beard, per chance?

Ix-nay on the Ook-bay!
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 04:05:31 PM
(Not in reference to anyone) These are fun insults:

    Insipiens: Witless wonder!

    Lingua factiosi, inertes opera: All talk and no action.

    Tu urbanus vero scurra: You are the village idiot!

    Odiosus mihis: You're just a bad smell, as far as I'm concerned.


Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 04:06:15 PM
You should see her when she guests on The Graham Nor

Cute, but it doesn't really show off her comedic abilities.  
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 04:07:20 PM
It's clouding up and is only going to be in the 60's the next few days!

Oh how you will suffer.;D  
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 04:08:41 PM
Nullam ultravisionem spectabis per septum dies!

    (No TV for a week!)



Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert.

(Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Miss Karen on February 13, 2008, 04:10:45 PM
Ix-nay on the Ook-bay!

Then which one are you using? (Or did you major in Latin along with copy editing?)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 13, 2008, 04:11:30 PM
...hulagates?

Hulagate - sounds like a political sex scandal on Maui

der Brucer
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 04:14:09 PM
Then which one are you using? (Or did you major in Latin along with copy editing?)


Cogito Googlium, ergo sum!
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 13, 2008, 04:33:39 PM
And I guess there are times when there is no question when something arises under the toga.
 :o

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?





(Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Matthew on February 13, 2008, 04:54:29 PM
I'm off to make heads or tails of this synth 1 book for Once On This Island - this in the middle of production of Seussical - I'm so confused!!   But I'm such the A/F whore here in the Bay Area.  
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 04:57:19 PM
I'm done for the day, work-wise.  
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 04:57:56 PM
I shall now get ready to go to a meeting, although I'm not leaving until six-thirty.  I hope it's a short meeting or I hope they do my stuff first.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 04:58:28 PM
That's what I'M talkin' about.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:24:57 PM
I've tried catching up, but these Latin posts are all GREEK TO ME!

Amas, amat. . .an all that jazz.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:24:57 PM
Te audire no possum.  Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

[I can't hear you.  I have a banana in my ear.]
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:26:29 PM
Nupperime de Gallia huc volavi!  Mehercule, bracchia mea defatiga sunt!

[I just flew in from Gual!  And boy, are my arms tired!]
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:27:20 PM
Credo Elvem ipsum etian vivere.

[I think that Elvis is still alive.]
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:28:30 PM
I blame BK.

Last night I watched the special feature on the two disc edition of WEST SIDE STORY.
What were they thinking?   Letting Natalie Wood pre-record Maria's songs?!?!?  Almost, but not quite, as bad as Leslie Caron's original recordings of GIGI.  Natalie was truly pitchy.

But, here a QUESTION:  where was George Chakiris?  

And a totally un-related question:
Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah:"  What are the drs favorite recordings of this little masterpiece?

I've grown very fond of kd lang's version.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:28:30 PM
Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

[If you can read this, you are over-educated.]
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: singdaw on February 13, 2008, 05:29:56 PM
Me dilectissima! Farrago thunni!

[My favorite!  Tuna-noodle casserole!]
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:32:17 PM
Obvius ut forum a funny res venio.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:33:21 PM
Aliquantulus nox noctis musica.
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Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:33:54 PM
transporto in fossor.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:34:30 PM
absentis per ventus.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:35:03 PM
senior  orbis.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:35:35 PM
Omigod!  I'm speaking in tongues!
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 05:38:02 PM
Page eleven dance:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/exorcist2.jpg)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 05:44:03 PM
It got very gray out all of a sudden.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 05:46:09 PM
I am now all prepared for the Hollywood Collector's Show - I'm only bringing the Kritzer books (two copies each), How To Write A Dirty Book, and MAHH - I'm completely out of Rewind, and I don't feel like lugging Writer's Block, although I'll stick one or two copies in the car, just in case.  Also bringing Brain and New Guy In Town CDs, thinking about bringing a few Deceit DVDs, Nudie and Naked Space DVDs, new and older photos and I think that's about it.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 05:47:04 PM
I may have a few more LPs for sale - I've been going through the garage.  I'm still unable to find one pile of them - as soon as I do, then I'll do a little listing right here at haineshisway.com
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: elmore3003 on February 13, 2008, 05:56:48 PM
Whatever happened to our DR MBarnum review of LI'L ABNER? Did he leave Miss Laurie Mitchell and run off with one of the bodybuilders?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: FJL on February 13, 2008, 05:57:31 PM
BK - Speaking of Valentine's Day, did you ever ship that box of Milla CD's?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 05:59:31 PM
Bruce, I hope you sell loads of books at the show.  Do you ever read bits from them at a show?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Michael on February 13, 2008, 06:05:44 PM
ASK BK

Why are the there no subtitles for the song lyrics for the DVD release of Hello, Dolly! but there are subtitles for the dialogue. Can it be a copywright issue?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 06:06:44 PM
Hi Michael S.  Have the winds eased up in your part of the world?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 06:07:18 PM
I think today is the day to listen to Little Latin Lupe Lu.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 06:10:15 PM
Will THE CLOSER be returning this summer?

What about BURN NOTICE?

These are my two favorite shows.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 06:12:03 PM
It's February 14th here.  Until the last few decades "Valentines" wer enot part of Australian culture at all.  My knowledge of cards etc was from "Peanuts".

Australia switched to decimal currencey on February 14th 1966. (I don't it will catch on though)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 06:13:32 PM
February 13th 2008 will be an important day in the history of this country.  I wonder if there was any press mention in North America of the significance of the day.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 06:21:37 PM
ASK BK

Why are the there no subtitles for the song lyrics for the DVD release of Hello, Dolly! but there are subtitles for the dialogue. Can it be a copywright issue?

Definitely not a copyright issue.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 06:22:02 PM
FJL - I plum forgot - can you e me the address and I'll ship it out on the 'morrow.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 06:29:33 PM
Tomovoz, are you referring to the apology to the Aborigines?  I've been reading the headlines all day.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 06:39:14 PM
Good Evening!

Well, my foodie-friend, Michael, and I ended up at Dean's - in DR elmore's neck of the woods - for dinner.  I was in the mood for Italian, and even though I'm a fan of Dean's Square Pie, I really wanted pasta.  So, I got their Buccatini and Meatballs - I was just in the mood for something basic.  It was very good.  Michael got their Penne Amatriciana, but got it with Fettucini instead of Penne.  We both enjoyed our meals.

Afterwards, since we were in the 'hood, I walked Michael over to Edgar's Cafe where we drooled and dreamed over their dessert case.  Strangely enough, we both resisted the various temptations - although, that Pumpkin Bourbon Mousse Pie looked reallllllly good.  Well, then, again since we were in the 'hood, I walked Michael over to Cafe Lalo.

My last few visits to Cafe Lalo had been disappointing and underwhelming, but being the Good Enabler that I am, I felt I had to show Michael the place.  Well... When we walked in, I could tell they had brightened up the lighting, spiffed up the display cases, and the vibe seemed a bit friendlier and less aloof... I decided to take a chance, so I ordered a few spumenti and quarsmali... As did Michael.

As we walked out up Broadway, we both started to sample our cookies, and, surprise of surprises, they were delicious.  They were well-made and very fresh too.  Totally yummy.  I turned to Michael and said...

Well, that was Cafe Lalo.

-"Well, that was a mistake."

;D

*And, yes, we both walked back up Broadway to 116th before Michael headed back to his place, and I headed home.  -A nice 30 block walk from Cafe Lalo.


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Post by: Michael on February 13, 2008, 06:42:16 PM
Hi Michael S.  Have the winds eased up in your part of the world?

If I stopped eating beans it wll. ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 06:42:23 PM
-And it really is quite a nice night out right now.  Yes, it's cold, but it's not frigid, and both the rain and wind died down.  And after cooping myself up in the apartment all day, the walk felt really good too.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Michael on February 13, 2008, 06:54:19 PM
Definitely not a copyright issue.

So why do you think that the lyrics are not shown?
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
If I stopped eating beans it wll. ;D

 ;D
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Post by: Jane on February 13, 2008, 07:02:43 PM
'night
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 07:13:47 PM
Night, Jane.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:14:47 PM
The only Latin I know is Fernando Lamas.
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 07:18:24 PM
So, what did you do today, MBarnum?
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Post by: Jennifer on February 13, 2008, 07:19:08 PM
RE: tonight's AMERICAN IDOL.


TOP 24 SPOILERS



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For the most part i agreed with the judges.

For the first 3/4 of the show out of everybody they showed sing, i agreed with all the decisions.

There were however a few people who they put through who i have never seen (which i find quite unfair).

But the last 2 boy decisions made me furious.

Josiah (the blonde boy who lived in his car) should have gotten through IMO.  They spent so much time on his backstory. And i really feel like the audience would have responded to him.

I actually totally thought he was going through.

Another i was furious about was kyle (in the last group).

I actually was not sure if they would put him through. But i 100% agree with everything simon said at the end. He was different. H e had a fabulous personality. I loved him in his original audition. And i loved his josh groban. And i don't understand how they can put through people who seem just like everybody else, over this guy.

I really believe the public would have responded to him.

And after watching those 2 eliminations i don't even feel like watching IDOL.  They've already annoyed me.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:33:39 PM
DearReader Laura, today I toddled around Hollywood and West Hollywood.

First I ate at LUCKY DEVILS, which is the restaurant run by actor Lucky Vanous (best known for his Diet Coke commerial from back in the 90s and his short lived TV shows PACIFIC PALISADES and 18 WHEELS OF JUSTICE. I was pleased with the service, the wait staff were very attentive and very friendly. No attitude. No ignoring you.

The food was ok. I had a Tuna Melt, so nothing fancy.

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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:36:32 PM
After lunch (Lucky was not there today, by the way...he was sick)...I walked across Hollywood Blvd to Larry Edmund's Bookstore and purchased a few movie stills...they didn't have much that I wanted, unfortunately.

Then I walked about the boulevard for awhile and realized it was getting very chilly (I was dressed for the summer like weather of the last few days...but today was not as nice)
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
I drove back to Amoeba Records  and traded in some DVDs and CDs that I had hauled down with me...got $50 in trade and did some more  shopping. I really found a lot of wonderful CDs on my two different trips to that store...right now I am listening to THE BEST OF TONY HATCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA....I had never heard of him befofre, but I guess he was quite popular in the 60s and 70s...his music is great...sort of lounge music like.

Pretty much I scoured the clearence rows and just picked up a lot of stuff that sounded interesting...got some Arabic pop music, Bollywood soundtracks, several Anita Kerr Singers and The san Sebastian Strings CDs, romance songs of the 30s...just all sorts of things...and two region 2 DVDs of the AIP films THE BRAIN EATERS and RUNAWAY GIRLS.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:45:08 PM
Then I drove over to La Cienaga and Santa Monica where I stopped in at The Hollywood Poster Exchange. Janet Chapman, the owner, had been searching her inventory for specific stills that I was looking for and she found some great stuff...the best were some "candid" shots of my interviewee Bek Nelson with both Roger Smith and Gary Merrill on the set of CRASH LANDING as well as some scene shots of Bek and my other interviewee from that film Jewell Lain. Just finding those stills was worth the trip!

Janet is a real sweet lady and is the niece of movie music composer Albert Glasser who composed the music to ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE as well as many other drive-in classics.
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 07:47:00 PM
Sounds like you're having a great time, MBarnum! ;D
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Post by: George on February 13, 2008, 07:49:37 PM
Well, I'm now leaving work.

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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 07:49:56 PM
LIL ABNER last night was great fun..and of coure you could not have a more enjoyable date then Ms. Laurie Mitchell star of CALYPSO JOE and MISSLE TO THE MOON! She is absolutely one of my favorite people of all time and we just had a blast last night.

I drove (on the scary freeways) from Glendale to Northridge and visited with Laurie for a time at her home environment and played with there new bassett hound. He is only 6 months old and FULL of enery. He drives Laurie up a wall, but her husband Ron just babies him like anything! LoL!

Laurie and I ate at a really nice restauran in Sherman Oaks, which I think was called La Frita or something like that. I had salmon and Laurie had some type of steak. We split a delicious Caesar salad.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 08:01:26 PM
DR MBarnum - Sounds like you're having a great week so far, and I'm sure the next couple of days will be filled with more surprises.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 08:03:52 PM
We then drove on down to Westwood where the theatre was. It was quite a walk from the parking structure to the theater and 85 percent of the audience was well over 70! A very elderly crowd...and the place was packed to the brim. The play was lots of fun. Most of the cast did a great job with their roles...Jamie Luner without trying to be.

Cathy Rigby was Mammy Yocum was stupendous and did some wonderful acrobatics during one of the dance scenes! Robert Towers was Pappy Yocum and I don't think it could have been cast any better then him. Just great.

Eric Martsolf played Abner. I was not expecting much from him other then to look the part...after all he is from that horrid soap opera PASSIONS! But I tell you he was fantastic. He really was Abner and oh, gosh that guy has a wonderful, wonderful singing voice. And wow, he must be like 6 ft 4, at the least....and those arms. Laurie and I were both enjoying looking at him as well as listening to him.

My absolute favorite in the cast was Larry Cedar, who played Dr. Finsdale...he was so funny, and just so good in a role I had almost even forgetton was in the show.

The only low points I would give the show were Fred Willared as General Bullmoose. Normally he is an actor I really like, but he had absolutely no personality here...maybe he was under the weather or something, I don't know...he fumbled a few lines, I could tell, and he just didn't seem to be into it at all.

The other bad casting seemed to be Brandi Burkhardt (also from PASSIONS).  At intermission both Laurie and I both commented that she was very dull as Daisy Mae and she did not project. However, I will say she improved 100 % in the second half. Perhaps someone had a talking to!! LOL! The second half of the show she was just fine...although her singing was really to my liking. Too Disney princess like.

The choreography seemed OK, and of course the songs are all fantastic.

All in all it was a wonderul evening and I am so glad Laurie went with me! We can't wait to do it again sometime!

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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 08:06:29 PM
One touching thing during the evening last night was Laurie's talking about some of the plays she did...she just lit up remembering a tour of one play in San Francisco...it only lasted 3 weeks there but she had so much fun. I think Gene Reynolds was in the play, as was my interviewee Jewell Lain.

You know, she just loved being an actress!! She had so much fun!
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 08:10:38 PM
I have to say that one thing that I have really missed this trip is DR Musicguy's Hollywood tours...he always showed me the neatest places and told the best stories of his time living here.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 13, 2008, 08:10:47 PM
Well... I received a call earlier this afternoon asking if I was available to play some auditions tomorrow and Friday for a new show - they needed to "replace" the current pianist... ;)  And since I am available... Well, I should get ready for bed.  My sleep schedule is still sort of a bit mixed up from Memphis, but I've also been letting myself sleep in until 11:00 the past two days, and since I have to be down at the studio to meet with the conductor at 9:30...

Goodnight.
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Post by: Tomovoz on February 13, 2008, 08:12:22 PM
Thank you for sharing your joy DR MBarnum.

I wonder if the Hatch recording is with his scaled down orchestra and arrangements. His oriiginal recordings are difficutl to find - "The Theme from The Champions" seems to available in a "thin" version.

There are a few fans of Mr Hatch at HHW.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on February 13, 2008, 08:15:19 PM
DearReader Laura, today I toddled around Hollywood and West Hollywood.

First I ate at LUCKY DEVILS, which is the restaurant run by actor Lucky Vanous (best known for his Diet Coke commerial from back in the 90s and his short lived TV shows PACIFIC PALISADES and 18 WHEELS OF JUSTICE. I was pleased with the service, the wait staff were very attentive and very friendly. No attitude. No ignoring you.

The food was ok. I had a Tuna Melt, so nothing fancy.



The few times that I have been there I loved the food ( not the bill ). They have great Devil's Food Cupcakes in the morning and I love their Broccoli dish :)  . You were only a few blocks from my apartment!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on February 13, 2008, 08:30:18 PM
Sounds like you are having a grand time, MBarnum. Please give us an update every day. :)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:30:21 PM
OMG!  You have a TYPE?  I thought all you needed was a pulse.

LOL! Gave me my best laugh of the night!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:31:42 PM
Great LA report from DR MBARNUM....escort of THE QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE.

Have fun at your interviews!!!

DR TCB - I had some unpleasant dealings with IR.....so I guess it depends on what you are doing with them, or vice versa.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:32:30 PM
Interesting Pwoject Wunway developments that will please or infuriate you, depending on your favorite designer preference.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 13, 2008, 08:32:46 PM
Now I think I will watch the second half of EL CID.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:33:43 PM
I blame BK.

Last night I watched the special feature on the two disc edition of WEST SIDE STORY.
What were they thinking?   Letting Natalie Wood pre-record Maria's songs?!?!?  Almost, but not quite, as bad as Leslie Caron's original recordings of GIGI.  Natalie was truly pitchy.

But, here a QUESTION:  where was George Chakiris?  

And a totally un-related question:
Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah:"  What are the drs favorite recordings of this little masterpiece?

I've grown very fond of kd lang's version.

On the new TORCH SONG DVD, we get to hear Joan Crawford's prerecordings. At one point, she screams about how lousy she's doing. Truly priceless.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 08:35:43 PM
oh, and for those who might be interested (and you know who you are!)...here are the three guys who played the "after husbands"

T. J. Hoban


(http://i9.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/ab/da/ad91_1.JPG)


Christian Boeving (who I actually met about 7 or 8 years ago...man, is he tall....he was in Playgirl magazine once...or so I have heard  8)  )

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_g93bcGvgWBo/RkQvsVsf7MI/AAAAAAAABpE/iCxjVWqgr7k/s400/ChristianBoeving-thH-001.jpg)



The third guy was Jeff Soskin, but I cannot find a photo of him on the world wide web.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:36:23 PM
Will THE CLOSER be returning this summer?

What about BURN NOTICE?

These are my two favorite shows.

DR Edi told us the other day that THE CLOSER would return in July.

I have read absolutely nothing about the return date of BURN NOTICE. But I'll keep looking. I know there are several fans of it here (including me).
Title: Re:I'M A LATIN FROM MANHATTAN
Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 08:37:32 PM
The few times that I have been there I loved the food ( not the bill ). They have great Devil's Food Cupcakes in the morning and I love their Broccoli dish :)  . You were only a few blocks from my apartment!

Had I known you lived so close I would have invited you to join me for lunch DR Adriana.

The gal who makes the pastries is a friend of one of my co-workers, which is how I found out about the place.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:40:50 PM
I spent the first part of the evening rewatching about 75% of PRIDE & PREJUDICE (the recent film version) upconverted. Lovely as always.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:45:43 PM
I watched AMERICAN IDOL, too, but I can't believe I really spent an hour watching them torture the poor people who had already gone through hell on earth during those tense audition days. I really DESPISE that aspect of the show.

Yes, it's true, there are STILL people I have not heard one note out of their throats, but I guess on Tuesday we'll finally get to hear every guy and on Wednesday every girl.

I, too, was very disapppointed with the final two-guy selection; judging clearly on the basis of the clips played tonight, they chose the wrong one voice AND personality wise.

With the last two girls, they DID choose correctly. That model had a whiny, off pitch voice that reminded me of a couple of losers from a couple of seasons ago (Camille Vasquez, anyone?). The black girl had an exciting voice.

A couple of the young guys who were so upset about getting cut have time to come back and try again. Their world is not over because they didn't make IDOL at age 16.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:46:24 PM
I zipped through AS THE WORLD TURNS. No Luke or Noah, but the Valentine's Day special tomorrow did have them in a brief scene, so that should be fun.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:47:40 PM
Then, I put in TORCH SONG (My Joan Crawford box set came today) to see how it looked in widescreen. Color varied from scene to scene - some good, some kind of pale. The compositions looked fine in widescreen, so no problem there. Mono sound.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:49:20 PM
I watched about 30 minutes of TORCH SONG, and then I switched to the "making of" documentary on the film. Richard Barrios, Molly Haskell, Christina Crawford, and others commenting on Joan at the time and the film. Made for less than $1 million, and it still lost money! And that's after Joan had a smash hit the year before with SUDDEN FEAR.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:50:19 PM
Then I watched tonight's LAW & ORDER. Good show with a couple of good showcase scenes for Sam Waterston.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:53:27 PM
Page Thirteen Wicked Witch, Dorothy, and Glinda Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 08:54:12 PM
Strangely, I STILL haven't gotten my Lana Turner DVD set. It was mailed over a week ago. Must be coming by turtle.
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Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 08:56:32 PM
I spent the first part of the evening rewatching about 75% of PRIDE & PREJUDICE (the recent film version) upconverted. Lovely as always.

I just finished watching the Greer Garson version!  Which, of course, I've owned, but had never seen.  I like Garson in this better than anything else I've seen of hers, truly.
I was thinking about watching a bit of BRIDE & PREJUDICE now.
I'm very fond of the recent version.
Still, the best is the PBS version with the delightful Darcy of Colin Firth.
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Post by: td on February 13, 2008, 08:57:48 PM
DR MBarnum, you sound like you're having a ball!  Keep regaling us with tales from the city of angels!
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 09:06:15 PM
Back from a meeting and shall now eat a Subway Club.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 09:08:05 PM
I keep forgetting to thank BK for introducing me to the music of THE BRASS RING...it was the perfect music for the hectic drives on the freeways the past couple of days...honestly helped keep me calm!
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 09:10:12 PM
I have absolutely know idea what I am going to do tomorrow...that was the day I had set aside to interview Rad Fulton, but as he had to cancel and make a trip to San Diego I am without any plans.

If it is sunny and warm then I may go to Venice or Santa Monica. If not then I may just drive about in my rented motor car and see what Glendale and Pasadena have.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 13, 2008, 09:16:26 PM
Oh, I know what I am doing tomorrow...I move from Glendale to Burbank as it will be time to switch hotels.

So maybe I will explore the valley a bit, instead.

BK, Adriana, or Cason, if you are up for Indian buffett in Burbank let me know. I am going to scout around for a good place to stuff myself on Thursday.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 13, 2008, 09:16:26 PM
Hooray! No writing to do tonight, so I'm heading down to bed earlier than the past few nights.

Good night!
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Post by: JMK on February 13, 2008, 09:17:20 PM
Today's classic eBay description department:

FRANCES FARMER
1939 color rotograve from NY Daily News.

12” x 15” newsprint.  Original.  Not a repro.  There are some powdery, scuff marks and thin, white lines in the lower, right corner, against the dark shoulder of the dress. (See image, where area in the photo appears lighter than the actual item because of glare.)  
(1939 date for this item is documented because of stories on the reverse side about The News Seventh Annual Beautiful Child Contest, which started in 1932.)

Frances Farmer was a beautiful and tragic actress who peaked in the late 1930s, then declined in the 1940s because of mental illness and alcohol. She was portrayed by Jessica Lange in the 1982 film, “Frances, the Talking Mule.”
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 13, 2008, 09:34:47 PM
MBarnum - glad you are having such a wonderful time. Thanks for the updates.
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Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2008, 09:51:03 PM
She can take her tambourine and whack it....
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 09:54:50 PM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 09:55:19 PM
No motion picture for me tonight.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 09:59:56 PM
Welcome eight GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:00:04 PM
Who ARE you people?
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:00:20 PM
Will we never get to page fourteen?
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:00:42 PM
Lunch with Mr. Graae has been pushed to Monday on account of Valentine's Day.
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 10:43:43 PM
On eBay there is currently a signed copy of the Nudie Musical soundtrack LP - the seller says it's signed by me, Cindy Williams, Debbie Shapiro, and Diana Canova.  He's correct on all counts except Cindy - I signed as I sometimes do, with the Bruce above the Kimmel.  He's thinking that I signed it "Bruce" and that what in fact is the Kimmel below is Cindy's signature.  Anyone who's gotten anything from me signed will recognize instantly my last name.  I wrote the seller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/THE-FIRST-NUDIE-MUSICAL-LP-CINDY-WILLIAMS-SIGNED-NR_W0QQitemZ160206129593QQihZ006QQcategoryZ59QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 10:45:57 PM
I've been addicted to playing Funeral Quest at filesponge.net
I hope I don't fall too far behind when we go to the desert this weekend.
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 10:49:51 PM
I have absolutely know idea what I am going to do tomorrow...that was the day I had set aside to interview Rad Fulton, but as he had to cancel and make a trip to San Diego I am without any plans.
Wanna sit in on church choir rehearsals in Culver City?  ;D
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 10:53:13 PM
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
So easily obtained from my signature.  ;D
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 10:55:55 PM
And where does the Naked Cowboy melt?
Wouldn't you like to know?  ;)
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Post by: bk on February 13, 2008, 11:27:47 PM
Is singingnymph coming to the HOllywood Collector's Show this weekend?
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 11:57:00 PM
Alas, no. I'm headed to Cal City with the family.
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Post by: singingnymph on February 13, 2008, 11:57:48 PM
I enjoy the dune buggy rides, but not so much the freezing my ass off in the desert part.