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Title: TICKLED PINK
Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:21:24 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were pink and tickled, and now it is time for you to post until the tickled cows come home.
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:22:33 AM
And the word of the day is: ULLAGE!
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:23:24 AM
Welcome eight GUESTS.  
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:29:53 AM
Make that nine GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:33:08 AM
Make that ten GUESTS.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:33:49 AM
To quote Singwhozit:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/509352534_0e0362a554.jpg?v=0)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:36:17 AM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 01:36:43 AM
Well, I think I shall toddle off to the bedroom environment for some needed beauty sleep.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:37:25 AM
LATIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-uranium4-2008may04,0,5607560.story)
(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-05/38479075.jpg)
(Taylor McKinnon / Center for Biological Diversity)

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Uranium claims spring up along Grand Canyon rim

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZ. -- Thanks to renewed interest in nuclear power, the United States is on the verge of a uranium mining boom, and nowhere is the hurry to stake claims more pronounced than in the districts flanking the Grand Canyon's storied sandstone cliffs.

On public lands within five miles of Grand Canyon National Park, there are now more than 1,100 uranium claims, compared with just 10 in January 2003, according to data from the Department of the Interior.

In recent months, the uranium rush has spawned a clash as epic as the canyon's 18-mile chasm, with both sides claiming to be working for the good of the planet.

Environmental organizations have appealed to federal courts and Congress to halt any drilling on the grounds that mining so close to such a rare piece of the nation's patrimony could prove ruinous for the canyon's visitors and wildlife alike.

Mining companies say the raw material they seek is important to the environment, too: The uranium would feed nuclear reactors that could -- unlike coal and natural gas -- produce electricity without contributing to global warming.

And uranium is in short supply. In recent years, mines closed in Canada and West Africa, yet the United States as well as France and other European countries have announced intentions to expand nuclear power. Predictably, the price of uranium has soared -- to $65 a pound as of last week, from $9.70 a pound in 2002.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:43:57 AM
An animal tail to delight many DRs:

LIFE SCIENCE (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354007,00.html)

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/368275/0_61_080501_cloud_ratb.jpg)
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CLOUD RAT REDISCOVERED IN PHILIPPINES AFTER 112 YEARS

The greater dwarf cloud rat was thought to live in the canopies of tall trees in the Philippines, but the last sighting of one was 112 years ago. Now it has been found again.

One of the rodents was found in Mt. Pulag National Park in the Philippines.

The fist-sized mammal has dense, soft, reddish-brown fur, a black mask around large dark eyes, small rounded ears, a broad and blunt snout, and a long tail covered with dark hair.

"This beautiful little animal was seen by biologists only once previously — by a British researcher in 1896 who was given several specimens by local people, so he knew almost nothing about the ecology of the species," said Lawrence Heaney, curator of mammals at the Field Museum in Chicago and leader of a team that rediscovered the rat.

Do not confuse this cuddly fellow with its cousin, the Giant Cloud Rat which has been found in Portland Oregon.

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefOyVh1IOjYBYKSjzbkF/SIG=13ipppoes/EXP=1209968690/**http%3A//www.fieldmuseum.org/Vanishing_Treasures/images/Vanishing_Photos/Phloemys_cumingi.LH.jpg)

der Brucer

Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:44:09 AM
Great news about The Brain, BK! :D
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:45:44 AM
Can Zach come out and play?

(http://yourscene.latimes.com/PHOTOS/LATM/1UserPhotos/248778E.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:48:13 AM
I just got back from seeing "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," with a friend.  It was very funny!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:59:02 AM
Kimmel hands land at the Chance:

(http://images.ocregister.com/newsimages/entertainment/2008/05/01_festival1_large.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 01:59:17 AM
Can Zach come out and play?

:D

It's funny; walking on the street on a lead, he usually barks at other German Shepherds, but at the dog park, he gets along with everyone.
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:00:33 AM
Kimmel hands land at the Chance:

I spy one stray "jazz hand" in the bunch!  ;)
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:01:46 AM
DR JoseSPiano - thanks so much for the information about Colonus; the CD is on its way to me, and I also have a lead from the Internet on getting a hold of a copy of the video.
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:02:35 AM
FANTASTIC news about the new production of The Brain!   :D
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 02:03:45 AM
I have not read ANY of the posts from yesterday. :) I've read yesterday's and today's notes, but none of the posts...yet.  I'm going to go to bed now, so good night, Singdaw and Der Brucer. :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:04:16 AM
I was so sorry to have missed last night's gathering; thanks to DR JoseSPiano for posting the photo.

The production of How To Succeed was actually quite good.  I had never seen the show on stage before.
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:05:22 AM
I've read yesterday's and today's notes, but none of the posts...

:o   Blasphemy!    ;)

Pleasant dreams, DR George!     :)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 02:06:21 AM
... he usually barks at other German Shepards, but at the dog park, he gets along with everyone.

Does he know you can't spell Shepherd?

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 02:19:38 AM
Does he know you can't spell Shepherd?

No, it's a secret!    8)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 02:22:11 AM
No, it's a secret!    8)

Well, I'm not one to rat-out a Wakeup Fairy :-X

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 03:01:29 AM
***SLEEP-IN-LATE VIBES***[/size][/color]
for bk!  :) [/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 03:03:59 AM
I feel so bad about Eight Belles, the filly in yesterday's Derby race...    :'(
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 03:29:35 AM
"Do you think the pearls put it over the top?"
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/05/04/arts/Ear600.jpg)



photo:   God's Ear
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 04:27:42 AM
Congratulations to bk and the gang for a smash opening night!

Wish I could be in LA to hear Jose play...
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 05:00:49 AM
I feel so bad about Eight Belles, the filly in yesterday's Derby race...    :'(

It seems like broken legs are happening a lot in horse racing over the past couple years. I wonder if there will be an investigation into what they are feeding the horses and how they are being trained
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 05:02:33 AM
Congrats to The BRAIN....we toasted you last night at the East Coast Opening party
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 05:05:49 AM
I'm up!  I was really tired last night.  i have to say both IN THE HEIGHTS and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY were really good.  

DR Ben, you were right, my family is no where near THAT dysfunctional.  Actually during the second intermission I heard a women in the audience say..."Wow, I was thinking that MY family was bad. This changes those thoughts completely".
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 05:07:20 AM
I need coffee...I neede breakfast....I'll be back later....
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 05:07:52 AM
Good morning, DR Cillaliz!  Sounds like you're having a great time in NYC - wish I were there with you!
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 05:14:26 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  It's my one-day weekend and I'm getting ready to accompany DH Richard to church in Cincinnati.  He's officiating at Morning Prayer today.

Congratulations to The Brain3!!!
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 05:58:36 AM
Good morning, all! I slept later than I should and I'm now running late to meet my drummer friend Chris for brunch at Popovers.

I'm happy to hear of the Brain's success last night.

More later.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 04, 2008, 06:07:40 AM
Great news about "The Brain...X" last night!

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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:09:00 AM
Wonderful to hear that the audience "got" THE BRAIN last night and that things are going well.  DR JOSE in the pit next week!!!  Wooohoooo....photos, please.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:11:23 AM
Going to be a lovely day today.

Of course all of Indiana is a dither because our PRIMARY usually is just a rubber stamp for what has gone before, but some pundits are saying we count this time....we really really count.  Time will tell.

Lots of commercials are being played - and paid for no doubt (television radio ads must be paid for in advance, you know) - so we shall see.

I don't have much confidence that my choice will prevail in Indiana - or at the convention for that matter, politics being what they are - but I will just say that for the first time, I am voting in the OTHER primary.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 06:29:57 AM
Beggars at my bedroom window:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Rocky0003.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 04, 2008, 06:34:51 AM
Aww. I like squirrels.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:38:50 AM
I need a new lamp.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 06:40:52 AM
I am bathed, dressed and heading off to Popovers.  Thank you again, DR FJL and Skip, for such a wonderful soiree yesterday evening. Ido believe the best salon in Manhattan may be found at 43rd and 10th.

And for all you Philistines out there, I said salon and not saloon!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:41:56 AM
Best saloon would be the Long Branch, right?
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:43:15 AM
It was most enjoyable also to read the names of the cast/crew members in the Chance Production of THE BRAIN FROM PLANET EX (no royalties, no payment to the director) - and put those names to the faces in the faux-toes.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 06:43:30 AM
I need a new lamp.

Not with my livestock >:(

der Brucer
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 06:44:34 AM
Not with my livestock >:(

der Brucer

Oh, okay, I will light a candle.  ;D
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 06:52:15 AM
Of course all of Indiana is a dither because our PRIMARY usually is just a rubber stamp for what has gone before, but some pundits are saying we count this time....we really really count.  Time will tell.


If, as predicted, Clinton wins - no impact on the race.

If Obama wins, major impact to Clinton chances.

Most pundits are actuslly going to be looking at the combined Indiana/North Carolina popular vote - Clinton needs to top Obama to stay alive.

It seems the Democrats are heading for a total train wreck: if the Superdelgates give the nomination to Clinton, a sufficient number of Obama supporters will sit out the General to allow Mc Cain to win; if they give Obama the nod, the Democrats will lose a large number of Regan Democrats in key battleground states to again give McCain a victory.

I do not think 08 is the time for the Republicans to win the Presidency, but it is looking like it is a time for a Democrats to lose it.

der Brucer

Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 07:11:15 AM
Cilla -  Thanks so much for the delicious-smelling soaps.  We love all of them, but the "honey oatmeal" seems particularly apt for HHW people.  We both oohed and aahed over them - they will be used with much enjoyment.
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 07:13:24 AM
Ben  - Many thanks to Ant for the "home-made" card - a lot of fun and much appreciated!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 07:17:43 AM
Oh, okay, I will light a candle.  ;D

Or, optionally, curse the darkness :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: Charles Pogue on May 04, 2008, 07:27:44 AM
BK: KUDOS & CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESSFUL OPENING!  As if we ever had any doubts it would be anything but stellar!
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Post by: Ben on May 04, 2008, 07:55:24 AM
To repeat what others have said, we had a wonderful time at Fred and Skip's last night. Great food, great company and great conversation. The men folk, and Miss Julie, stayed after Lois and Cilla left for their theatrical engagements and we talked and talked and talked. I must see Glory Days if just to be able to take sides with Julie or Fred  ;)

Fred, Ant is very glad you liked the card. It's his newest creation.

There was no Red Velvet Cake picture from Friday (at Chat and Chew) because Cilla didn't have her camera out but, Jane, it did have wonderful cream cheese frosting.

And, as Jose said earlier, in the photo from last night, Mr. Anthony took the picture. He said since he doesn't post that he would take the picture.

All in all it was great fun. Thanks again to Fred and Skip and to everyone else for being such great people.
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Post by: Ben on May 04, 2008, 07:55:54 AM
Congratulations to Bruce on his most excellent opening.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 07:57:00 AM
Good morning!

A bright, fresh morning with a cool air about it. It's warming up to near-80 today, but the morning is very pleasant.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 07:57:47 AM
Good morning, DR Cillaliz!  Sounds like you're having a great time in NYC - wish I were there with you!

Me too!  My only regret is that my time here is way too short.  I need to win the lottery so I can make my next trip a lot longer
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:00:49 AM
Cilla -  Thanks so much for the delicious-smelling soaps.  We love all of them, but the "honey oatmeal" seems particularly apt for HHW people.  We both oohed and aahed over them - they will be used with much enjoyment.

Glad you like them and thanks again for the wonderful get together.  I loved having the soaps in my hotel room, they made the room smell sooo good.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:01:12 AM
Going to be a lovely day today.

Of course all of Indiana is a dither because our PRIMARY usually is just a rubber stamp for what has gone before, but some pundits are saying we count this time....we really really count.  Time will tell.

Lots of commercials are being played - and paid for no doubt (television radio ads must be paid for in advance, you know) - so we shall see.

I don't have much confidence that my choice will prevail in Indiana - or at the convention for that matter, politics being what they are - but I will just say that for the first time, I am voting in the OTHER primary.

Same feelings here in North Carolina which also has the feeling of MATTERING for the first time in ages. Don't know how things will shake up, but the numbers participating in early voting have been phenomenal.
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:02:08 AM
Happy to read about THE BRAIN's opening and audience reception. It's always such a RELIEF to get through an opening night.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:03:39 AM
TV Reminders:

COLD CASE (on at 8 p.m. tonight to accommodate two remaining hours of DEXTER)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

BROTHERS & SISTERS

THE TUDORS
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:03:54 AM
I bought the soaps at a booth near the Tribeca Film Festival. Here's the website if you like them.

http://www.copasoaps.com/default.asp
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:05:17 AM
I'll be finishing DRAWN TOGETHER this afternoon. I know I will watch another PSYCH episode, probably while I'm cooking and eating lunch.

As for movies the rest of the afternoon and evening leading up to COLD CASE, at the moment undecided.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:08:39 AM
Page Three Faux-Winkies Dance!!!


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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:12:19 AM
I had breakfast at the Edison Cafe - what can I say, I love that place.  Anyway, then I went for a walk. First to drop off the package I forgot to take to Fred and Skip's last night, then to get the I heart NY shirts Samantha didn't get and just to be in New York.  I think it's interesting, sometimes I come here and have many places I want to walk and go see, this time, I am really enjoying just being here. I find the City so relaxing
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:14:59 AM
DR EDI - I can never thank you enough for recommending The Edison. This is the second time I've stayed here and it is perfect for me.  It's so convenient to the theaters.  I love being able to just walk back to the room without having to find a cab, catch a train etc.   It's been a few years since I've stayed downtown and I couldn't believe how I couldn't wait to get back to the Edison.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:15:14 AM
I need to win the lottery or find an Abuela Claudia
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 08:16:06 AM
DEXTER

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

BROTHERS & SISTERS

THE TUDORS

What is this: dysfunctional night on TV :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:TICKLED PINK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 08:18:30 AM
Hi, Cillaliz!

I'm so glad you're having such a great time and enjoying The Edison. (I still want to sneak up and see that recording studio some day!)

To make your trip complete, you should venture down to Chelsea for some macarons from the Madeline Bakery. Yummm!

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Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 08:20:58 AM
Did you still have to pay for an internet connection at the Edison? Seems like that was the one thing that the Wellington had over The Edison, but maybe they've changed that policy.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 08:26:29 AM
Just finished burning the 10th Johnny Mercer demo DVD, and now the day is mine, all mine!

We're having a neighborhood garden tour from 2-4 and after that, our spring BBQ/membership drive. I don't have lots of people on my street but was still able to sign up 4 new members to our neighborhood association.

The more members, the more security hours we can buy.

My DH should be home from Savannah in time to join me on the tour. He interviewed Johnny Mercer's niece, so I should be hearing some interesting stories, including his affair with Judy Garland. (Talked about after the camera was packed away!)
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 08:29:54 AM
I was able to get a lot of things done at the house that would not have happened if the DH was here. We had made great progress on moving in, but gardening has taken over. But there is still so much to do in the house!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:30:49 AM
Did you still have to pay for an internet connection at the Edison? Seems like that was the one thing that the Wellington had over The Edison, but maybe they've changed that policy.

No, it hasn't changed, I'm paying for it. But it's wireless in the room, is a really strong signal and I haven't had any problems with it.

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Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 08:30:59 AM
OK, outside to plant some plants!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:35:45 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up.... And I just made a double espresso!  -Although, it was one part "regular", one part "unleaded", but it was still two parts dark roast goodness!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:35:55 AM
DR EDI - I can never thank you enough for recommending The Edison. This is the second time I've stayed here and it is perfect for me.  It's so convenient to the theaters.  I love being able to just walk back to the room without having to find a cab, catch a train etc.   It's been a few years since I've stayed downtown and I couldn't believe how I couldn't wait to get back to the Edison.

Absolutely my favorite place to stay in the city and always my first choice of hotels when planning a trip there.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:36:03 AM
-Or something like that.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:37:47 AM
Guess I'll head down now to sort some laundry to get it ready for today's washing and drying, and then back to the kitchen to begin preparing lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:37:56 AM
As for non-free internet access at hotels...  A friend of mine who works for Hilton told me that most of the time, the front desk will waive the internet fee if you ask.  You just have to ask.  ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:39:46 AM
I wen tto Amy's Breads for Monkey Cake....no monkey cake...I'm beginning to believe there is no such thing as Monkey Cake ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:41:25 AM
Jose, if I want to get some cookies at Levain, what's the easiest way to get there from here?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:42:25 AM
I wen tto Amy's Breads for Monkey Cake....no monkey cake...I'm beginning to believe there is no such thing as Monkey Cake ;)

Did you ask?  ;)

Sometimes it gets put out later in the day than the other cakes, so you might want to check back later in the day.

*I did see half a Monkey Cake on the back counter last night when I stopped by to pick up some pastries for the apartment for this morning, so...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:43:57 AM
Jose, if I want to get some cookies at Levain, what's the easiest way to get there from here?

Take the 1 Train to 72nd - ride the front of the train.  Levain is at 74th and Amsterdam - basically a block away from the subway entrance/exit at 73rd Street.  *You can also check out Jacques Torres' chocolate shop while you're on that block too.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:44:03 AM
Did you ask?  ;)

Sometimes it gets put out later in the day than the other cakes, so you might want to check back later in the day.

*I did see half a Monkey Cake on the back counter last night when I stopped by to pick up some pastries for the apartment for this morning, so...

I'll go back. soon. There was a long line and I didn't see any so I left. I'm getting ready to go find lunch, I'll go ask
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:46:18 AM
So...  Am I really playing The Brain this weekend?  Really?  Hmm...  Is there room for a second keyboard player up on that platform?  Is there an actual second keyboard that's already programmed?  Does the MD know that there there might be a second keyboard this weekend?  Hmm...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:47:15 AM
I'll go back. soon. There was a long line and I didn't see any so I left. I'm getting ready to go find lunch, I'll go ask

It's usually kept on top of the case or on the back counter.  However, it also never hurts to ask either.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 08:51:58 AM
well, I'm off to find lunch and Monkey Cake....laters
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 08:56:14 AM
It's usually kept on top of the case or on the back counter.  However, it also never hurts to ask either.

Hands above your head!

Quiet and nobody gets hurt!

Put the Monkey Cake in the bag...

der Brucer
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 09:14:35 AM
Ben - I don't want to air any differences between dear DR Julie and me on a public chat board :) but the only really strong hunch I have about GLORY DAYS is long term - that i strongly believe, whatever happens with the reviews for this particular show, its composer especially should wind up having a long, distinguished career.  I thought the first half-hour of GLORY DAYS was on the static side (all set-up, just about nothing happens and they seem to meant for that to be the case) and I suspect that for some audience members the show never recovers from that decision by the authors.  Would I call the composer a fresh voice?  I don't know on one hearing, but I was very very engaged by lots of the music once the slim story got going.  
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:14:42 AM
I am certainly relieved that BK capitalized that the after-show food came from South Of The Border or I would have worried.
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 09:19:57 AM
At least a week ago, one of the GLORY DAYS actors seemed to be playing much more intensely than the other three, and since that character is supposed to be the obnoxious character, that seemed correct, just that it may have made the first half hour seem grating to some people, even while little happened story-wise.  It took getting used to, but it was effective for me as an audience member.  He was meant to be overbearing, and was effective at it.
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 09:24:43 AM
Many congrats to Bk on a successful opening
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 09:25:31 AM
Are we at page 4 yet?
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:35:26 AM
Congratulations to the cast, the crew, the orchestrator, the authors, and the director of THE BRAIN!


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/brainfromplanetx.jpg)
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:42:59 AM
It was most enjoyable also to read the names of the cast/crew members in the Chance Production of THE BRAIN FROM PLANET EX (no royalties, no payment to the director) - and put those names to the faces in the faux-toes.


I hope The Chance knows what a deal they got with this production.
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:45:04 AM
Beggars at my bedroom window:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Rocky0003.jpg)

der Brucer


How cute!  Woody sitting in a tree!
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 09:47:31 AM

Fred, Ant is very glad you liked the card. It's his newest creation.

There was no Red Velvet Cake picture from Friday (at Chat and Chew) because Cilla didn't have her camera out but, Jane, it did have wonderful cream cheese frosting.

Funny how satisfied I feel just knowing the cake had wonderful cream cheese frosting.:D

Might we have a photo of Ant's latest creation?
 
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:50:11 AM
I bought the soaps at a booth near the Tribeca Film Festival. Here's the website if you like them.

http://www.copasoaps.com/default.asp


Oh, Copa Soaps!  I thought it was cop a soap.  I was ready to order.
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 09:53:30 AM


My DH should be home from Savannah in time to join me on the tour. He interviewed Johnny Mercer's niece, so I should be hearing some interesting stories, including his affair with Judy Garland. (Talked about after the camera was packed away!)


Your husband had an affair with Judy Garland?  He doesn't look that old.
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 10:00:23 AM
Bruce, CONGRATULATIONS ON A FANTASTIC OPENING NIGHT!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 10:11:30 AM
DR Ginny, are you registered at classmates?  I contacted everyone who was registered regarding our reunion.  Of course they had to have their email info current in order to receive my message.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:13:59 AM

Do not confuse this cuddly fellow with its cousin, the Giant Cloud Rat which has been found in Portland Oregon.

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefOyVh1IOjYBYKSjzbkF/SIG=13ipppoes/EXP=1209968690/**http%3A//www.fieldmuseum.org/Vanishing_Treasures/images/Vanishing_Photos/Phloemys_cumingi.LH.jpg)

der Brucer

OMG!! I've heard of rats the size of cats, but had never seen one! Oy!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:14:31 AM
And hello!!

(Still catsing up.)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 10:17:30 AM
Oh, Copa Soaps!  I thought it was cop a soap.  I was ready to order.

Hmm... I'd rather soap a cop.
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 10:18:10 AM
Hmm... I'd rather soap a cop.


Do you know any?
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:18:58 AM
I'm up!  I was really tired last night.  i have to say both IN THE HEIGHTS and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY were really good.  

DR Ben, you were right, my family is no where near THAT dysfunctional.  Actually during the second intermission I heard a women in the audience say..."Wow, I was thinking that MY family was bad. This changes those thoughts completely".

Cillaliz, I have not seen either of the plays of which you speak, but if you want to see dysfunctional, watch SHAMELESS, available from Netflix. It gives new meaning to the word.
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 10:20:00 AM
It is a beautiful day in Tacoma.  Only going to be 65, but we'll take it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 10:22:21 AM
Amy's Breads won't have Monkey Cake until 3:00 PM.  So, with my schedule today, I don't think I'll get there. I did get a wonderful piece of carrot cake and yes, DR Jane, it has cream cheese frosting!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 10:24:41 AM
Amy's Breads won't have Monkey Cake until 3:00 PM.  So, with my schedule today, I don't think I'll get there. I did get a wonderful piece of carrot cake and yes, DR Jane, it has cream cheese frosting!

Go after the matinee of Curtains - before you sup with Rupert.  Or both you and Rupert could have a Monkey Cake appetizer at Amy's Bread before dinner.
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 10:25:15 AM
TCB and George - Did we clarify that we're scheduled for the 22nd, not the 16th?
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 10:26:31 AM
We've had more scheduling postings for the Seattle/issaquah get-together than the Pope's visit.  :) :) :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 10:28:06 AM
Go after the matinee of Curtains - before you sup with Rupert.  Or both you and Rupert could have a Monkey Cake appetizer at Amy's Bread before dinner.

I thought of that. I have a little time between the matinee and dinner so I may get some then and have it later tonight or in the morning before I leave.  Since he's talkiing steak and lobster, I want to save room for dinner.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:29:31 AM
Oh, Copa Soaps!  I thought it was cop a soap.  I was ready to order.

No, TCB. Cop a soap is when you take one from your hotel room.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:31:39 AM
I wouldn't know anything about soaping cops.

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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 10:32:17 AM
If you soap a dirty cop, does he then become a clean cop?
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:32:53 AM
Pleased to hear that the latest BRAIN opening went so well.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 04, 2008, 10:33:48 AM
If you soap a dirty cop, does he then become a clean cop?

 ;D
Did it take a lawyer to think of that?
 ;)
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 10:44:39 AM
SOAP A CABANA - my new musical about a janitor who cleans up at a beach club
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 10:45:13 AM
TCB and George - Did we clarify that we're scheduled for the 22nd, not the 16th?


FJL, I sent a note to George this morning.  I thought we had decided on the 16th, but I am pretty sure we can do whatever fits your schedule.
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 10:46:55 AM
Is Cilla really having dinner with Rupert?
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 10:48:03 AM
We've had more scheduling postings for the Seattle/issaquah get-together than the Pope's visit.  :) :) :)


The Pope says either night is fine with him.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 10:51:11 AM
Well, I need to get ready to head out for my Day of Theatuh.

Laters...
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 10:52:32 AM
Thanks for the theatre reports, DR Cillaliz!   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 10:55:04 AM
Our conductor was still sick this morning, so I had to "conduct" the Kenyan piece.  I put conduct in quotes because, although I was waving my arms, people were so worried about their words that they weren't looking at me much.  All in all, we were able to pick up the tempo and got a pretty decent performance.  Our Kenyan guests said that they could understand the words, although they may have just been trying to be polite.   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 10:55:34 AM
I do believe it's time for a nice nap.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 10:55:51 AM
So...  Am I really playing The Brain this weekend?  Really?  Hmm...  Is there room for a second keyboard player up on that platform?  Is there an actual second keyboard that's already programmed?  Does the MD know that there there might be a second keyboard this weekend?  Hmm...

If you want to see  the part, DR Jose, call me.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 10:57:39 AM
If you want to see  the part, DR Jose, call me.

Well, it may be a moot/mute point anyway, so...

However, if I can sightread for Richard Maltby, Jr., I can certainly sightread for Bruce Kimmel.  ;)
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 11:04:17 AM
Jose can play if he likes.  He'll come see it Friday night, then if he feels like sitting in, he can, just for fun.  The keyboard will be programmed and ready, and the band is backstage so there's plenty of room. :)
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 11:04:46 AM
I got up at ten-thirty.  A good night's needed sleep.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 11:07:50 AM
Well, it may be a moot/mute point anyway, so...

However, if I can sightread for Richard Maltby, Jr., I can certainly sightread for Bruce Kimmel.  ;)

I thought you might want to get your patches in order.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 11:09:34 AM
Is Cilla really having dinner with Rupert?
Yes
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 11:10:31 AM
TIme to get ready and head to CURTAINS>...toodles
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 12:05:09 PM
I shall now be on my way to see a matinee.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 12:10:34 PM
He was meant to be overbearing, and was effective at it.

Sounds like a part right up my alley!

der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 12:17:28 PM
Great news on The Brain opening night.

Is tonight the 2 hour season finale of season one of DEXTER?

They aired part 1 here last night. I will watch it later.

I also have DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 12:20:01 PM
Hmm... I'd rather soap a cop.

New signage for the reservoir:

NOTICE

COP RINSING PROHIBITED
der Brucer
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 12:22:06 PM
That is really upsetting about the Kentucky derby yesterday. I really wanted to watch. But wasn't feeling well and ending up forgetting about it.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 12:23:55 PM
I guess DR MattH's comments about DEXTER answer my question!

Now on to Season 2. It will be interesting to see if i see much difference in the unedited version. It took me a while to get used to the santitized version. so hopefully i won't have to cover my eyes too much!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 04, 2008, 12:38:00 PM
And the word of the day is: ULLAGE!

And The Song Of The Day Is: 99 BOTTLES OF BEER
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 12:46:09 PM
...I was waving my arms, people were so worried about their words that they weren't looking at me much.  

Thank God for Powder Fresh!

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:09:24 PM
We never got that rain yesterday that they predicted. I wonder if we'll get it today instead. It got very dark a little while ago. Hmmm...
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:13:21 PM
I guess DR MattH's comments about DEXTER answer my question!

Now on to Season 2. It will be interesting to see if i see much difference in the unedited version. It took me a while to get used to the santitized version. so hopefully i won't have to cover my eyes too much!

I haven't watched any of the edited versions on CBS so I have no idea what has been edited, but I'm fairly squeamish about blood and violence, and I can say that it's the double-barreled intensity of Season 2 that had me squirming, not the violence.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:14:28 PM
I began my afternoon of viewing with another PSYCH episode. This was the one with the missing female tennis player. Wonderful episode that I did eventually remember the solution to but very, very late in the show.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:16:29 PM
Then I finished watching the last episodes of DRAWN TOGETHER. Not quite sure why it got canceled and other similar gross-out shows remain on the air. Not that it's great or anything, but I wonder what their minimum audience ratings have to be to keep a show running. The producer on one of the commentaries said the show drew a loyal audience of 1.3-1.7 million which is about average, I think, for cable audiences. I have no idea what something like SOUTH PARK or LIL' BUSH draws each week.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:17:52 PM
Other than the commentaries, the bonuses were minimal. There was a montage of promos for each of the three seasons of the show. And there were the same tired clips from SOUTH PARK and THE SARAH SILVERMAN SHOW that have turned up on lots of other Comedy Central DVDs I've watched in the last few months.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:20:36 PM
After I finished with DRAWN TOGETHER, I put in BROADWAY MELODY of 1936. I've never seen this all the way through, so I'm enjoying watching the dated plot points and great Brown-Freed numbers.

The transfer looks stunning. I believe Robert Harris said this was the only one of the black and white films in this third musical collection whose original camera negative is still in existence, and you can certainly tell they did a DVD master from a gorgeous original.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 01:21:30 PM
I only got about 82 minutes in, so I'll finish the remaining 20 minutes when I go back down.
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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 01:26:02 PM
Hmm... I'd rather soap a cop.

on a rope, of course.   ;)
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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 01:33:58 PM
The last time I stayed at the Edison, I was seeing Patti Lupone in EVITA and Sandy Duncan in PETER PAN. . . .
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:37:40 PM
It got very dark a little while ago. Hmmm...

Hint: don't buy any plants from an Oriental man!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 01:43:55 PM
The last time I stayed at the Edison, I was seeing Patti Lupone in EVITA and Sandy Duncan in PETER PAN. . . .

The last time I stayed at the Edison, I was seeing Barry Bostwick in The Robber Bridegroom.

der Brucer

I assume seeing Oh, Calcutta! on the Edison stage doesn't count.
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:46:14 PM
TCB and George - Did we clarify that we're scheduled for the 22nd, not the 16th?

Umm...it's not a problem, but I don't remember anyone mentioning the 22nd. :-\

FJL, I sent a note to George this morning.  I thought we had decided on the 16th, but I am pretty sure we can do whatever fits your schedule.

Yup...the 22nd is okay for me, if it's better for you. :)
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:46:48 PM
PAGE 6 DANCE!!
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:53:40 PM
The last time I stayed at the Edison, I was seeing Patti Lupone in EVITA and Sandy Duncan in PETER PAN. . . .

At the same time??
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 01:57:44 PM

Is Cilla really having dinner with Rupert?

Yes

When??  Cilla, if it's not too late (or inappropriate), can you ask him if "Remember WENN" will ever be released on DVD? :D

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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 01:59:41 PM
At the same time??


Just not at the same theater. . .
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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 02:00:41 PM
At the same time??

Yes, indeed, Evita was truly high, flying and adored.
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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 02:01:32 PM
At the same time??

Peter Pan and Tiger Lily had a true rainbow tour.
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 02:04:00 PM
Back from a delightful Sunday in Cincinnati.  After church, Richard took us out for my week-before-Mother's-Day lunch at Bravo.  We've always celebrated a week ahead, because restaurants are just too crowded on the actual day.  Next Sunday, he'll be on his way to Wisconsin, so I'll spend the day with my mother, who has requested a trip to Newport on the Levee (http://www.newportonthelevee.com).

We did a little shopping after lunch and came home for a relaxing Sunday evening.
 
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 02:10:03 PM
I've been puttering about the apartment, working a little on LADY OF THE SLIPPER, tidying, and napping.  Last night, as I left Fred and Skip's, I told DR Ben that I'd most likely go home and watch a Shakespeare; I was thinking about TITUS ANDRONICUS. I ended up watching instead THE JANEAUSTEN BOOK CLUB. I have no idea what the book is like, but I really enjoyed the movie, both for the comments on Miss Austen's writing and for the film's  characters and how their lives reflected Miss Austen's novels. It was clever, very funny, and in the storyline for Marc Blucas and Emily Blunt rather painful.

This morning, I had brunch with my drummer friend Chris, who played THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN. We met a Popovers, dined, then walked down Broadway to the 72nd Street branch of West End Books, a used CD, LP, performing arts bookshop. After browsing we walked back up to Barnes and Noble, where Chris bought a copy of my new favorite book, FOREVER. After that, we parted ways and I came back here. I'm now debating what i should do for dinner.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 02:16:11 PM
I finished my writing, and now I think I'll be heading back down to clean the guest bathroom, put away the folded laundry, and then settle back in with an evening of DVDs and then prime time TV. Life is good.

WBBL.
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 02:20:28 PM
DR Elmore - I'm glad to hear you enjoyed The Jane Austen Book Club.  The movie is very true to the book.
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 02:27:56 PM
A first - we've received an invitation to a college graduation party for one of DS Rob's friends.  It's hard to believe that Rob would be graduating this spring had he not opted at the outset for a 5-year program.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 02:28:41 PM
We've always celebrated a week ahead, because restaurants are just too crowded on the actual day.

Great idea - have Richard talk with the Bishop about moving Christmas up a week - think of all the traffic you'd miss :)

der Brucer

Of course that leaves fewer days for shopping!
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 02:32:01 PM
DR der Brucer:   ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 03:05:47 PM

YesWhen??  Cilla, if it's not too late (or inappropriate), can you ask him if "Remember WENN" will ever be released on DVD? :D



George, I'm going soon.  I talked to him about WENN a long time ago. It's more of an AMC issue, not Rupert. He would love to see it released on DVD
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 03:27:06 PM
George - Am I being gaslit?  Is this some sort of Seattle/Issaquah initiation? :) :) :)

See your replies #297 and 298 and TCB's reply #283 on April 25 (Operating on All Cylinders was the title of the notes that day.)
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 03:41:07 PM
At the same time??


It could only have improved Velvita.
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 03:50:44 PM
Amy's Breads won't have Monkey Cake until 3:00 PM.  So, with my schedule today, I don't think I'll get there. I did get a wonderful piece of carrot cake and yes, DR Jane, it has cream cheese frosting!

 ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 04:06:44 PM
I ended up watching instead THE JANEAUSTEN BOOK CLUB. I have no idea what the book is like, but I really enjoyed the movie, both for the comments on Miss Austen's writing and for the film's  characters and how their lives reflected Miss Austen's novels. It was clever, very funny, and in the storyline for Marc Blucas and Emily Blunt rather painful.

I enjoyed the movie more than the book.  The actors all did a wonderful job and, for me, made the characters more enjoyable on the big screen than on the written page.
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 04:10:05 PM
Earlier today my computer crashed & it appeared all was lost on it.  I have no idea what Keith did, just that he has revived it, with all my info intact.  :D
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 04:21:37 PM
George - Am I being gaslit?  Is this some sort of Seattle/Issaquah initiation? :) :) :)

See your replies #297 and 298 and TCB's reply #283 on April 25 (Operating on All Cylinders was the title of the notes that day.)

Dopey me. ::) I didn't write that down...but as I said, it's fine. :) Not a problem.
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 04:48:32 PM
Some DR used the word zaftig the other day.  I had been meaning to look it up, and just remembered.  I had always thought, for some reason, that it meant the equivalent of meshugunah.

Boy, was I misinformed!   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 04:51:26 PM
ONLY FIVE DAYS LEFT to place your bid on eBay for a walk-on role in THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180236529125)!!!!!
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 04:56:34 PM
Should we all chip in and buy it for either DH Richard or DH Greg?   :D
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Post by: td on May 04, 2008, 04:57:20 PM
I listened to the fabulous EVENING PRIMROSE a little while ago; now, Davis Gaines is singing "Wandrin' Star" beautifully, and remarkably differently than Lee Marvin, in THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1951.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:00:19 PM
We've had more scheduling postings for the Seattle/issaquah get-together than the Pope's visit.  :) :) :)

I don't know, but that guy with him is Larry Moore.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:06:08 PM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up.... And I just made a double espresso!  -Although, it was one part "regular", one part "unleaded", but it was still two parts dark roast goodness!

Maybe you can teach Presidential Suspect Hillary Clinton how to work the machine.  8)

In case you are the only person in America who hasn't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C9bkuJliMY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C9bkuJliMY)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 05:09:53 PM
I don't know, but that guy with him is Larry Moore.  ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 05:11:14 PM
What was that?-Meaning the coffee YouTube, not the Larry Moore comment, not that understood that. ;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 05:14:05 PM
My drummer friend Chris has become fixated on recording the ephemera of existence. I told him today that I think he's trying to validate his existence,  

So, he's started a web page for his sound recordings:

http://freakshow.com/
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 05:15:23 PM
In case you are the only person in America who hasn't seen it:

That would be me!    :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:16:43 PM
Nobody at the Photo Op bothered to help Senator Clinton last week when she stopped at a Marathon station and decided to have a cup of coffee.  I thought everyone had seen it by now.

The joke is one from several months ago, but I changed the punch line.  You use it to emphasize how well known someone is.

Two guys are walking down the street and the Pope and another man are walking toward them.

First guy:  Isn't that the Pope?
Second guy:  I don't know, but that guy with him is [Larry Moore].

It was funny a couple of months ago.  Hillary, get me a cup of java.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:17:06 PM
Page Seven Explanation dance.......what there is of it....is none.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:19:37 PM
So many sounds, so little time.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
Nobody at the Photo Op bothered to help Senator Clinton last week when she stopped at a Marathon station and decided to have a cup of coffee.  I thought everyone had seen it by now.

The joke is one from several months ago, but I changed the punch line.  You use it to emphasize how well known someone is.

Two guys are walking down the street and the Pope and another man are walking toward them.

First guy:  Isn't that the Pope?
Second guy:  I don't know, but that guy with him is [Larry Moore].

It was funny a couple of months ago.  Hillary, get me a cup of java.

I still don't get it, but here's a true story about Tennessee Williams and the insane Sylvia Miles who would go to the opening of an envelope.  Sylvia was doing a Williams play in London, VIEUX CARRE? SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS?  Anyway, they were walking down a street in London and they a very thin woman.  "Anarexia," Sylvia said. "You know everyone, " Tennessee said.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:27:11 PM
LOL.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:27:35 PM
Where's my coffee?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 05:31:18 PM
I haven't watched any of the edited versions on CBS so I have no idea what has been edited, but I'm fairly squeamish about blood and violence, and I can say that it's the double-barreled intensity of Season 2 that had me squirming, not the violence.

Well you've only had a few episodes so far for Season 2, right?

I'm assuming that what is airing here on the movie network is airing the same time in the US. I think my sis has recorded maybe 5 or 6 episodes so far (not sure of the exact amount).

Btw, i just watched part 1 of the Season 1 finale (that airs tonight on CBS). Wow!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 05:33:50 PM
I'm curious is anyone else here as excited about the SEX & THE CITY MOVIE (opening may 30th). I saw them on Oprah this past week. And i am very excited.

They showed the movie to the audience, minus the last 20 minutes. And they were asked to swear on their honor (by Sarah jessica parker) that they would not talk about any of it!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:36:28 PM
DR JENNIFER, I am trying to control my enthusiasm about the project.
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 05:37:57 PM
Yes, DR Jennifer, I'm looking forward to the Sex and the City movie, as well as Mamma Mia and the new Indiana Jones movie.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 05:38:13 PM
I hate not having anything to watch Sundays at 8pm. :(
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 05:41:14 PM
Oh I am also really looking forward to MAMMA MIA.

My sis said that she really wants to see SEX & THE CITY too. And i don't even think she's been to more than 1 movie in the last 2 1/2 years since my niece was born!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 04, 2008, 05:43:35 PM
Oh and btw, Oprah herself saw the SEX & THE CITY movie (not sure if she got to see the last 20 minutes) but she said that fans of the show would not be disappointed.

It was actually funny when they showed clips of the filming of the movie (in NYC). There were so many fans with cell phones taking pictures and trying to get dialogue.

Sarah jessica parker said that since so much was shot outdoors she just kept saying (so she could be overheard) "wow what an interesting dream sequence." :)
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 05:44:36 PM
2 absurd stories from my workday yesterday:

Right after we opened, a man stormed in demanding a phone book and demanding to know, "Why is Fifth Third Bank closed today?"  I was tempted to tell him that I'd resigned as CEO of the bank so could not answer that question.

Later in the afternoon, a guy called to ask a totally inane question.  I kept him on hold for a long time, hoping he'd give up, but I really did try to find an answer to his (inane) question.  When I went back to him with a referral to a source that I thought might be able to help him, the conversation went like this:

Me:  Sir, thank you for waiting.  I'm not able to find an answer to your question, but have found contact information for the National Postal Museum.  Maybe someone there could assist you; would you like their phone number?

Him:  OK.

Me:  The number is area code 202...

Him:  Oh, that's in Washington, DC.  I've already called the White House and the President won't talk to me.

Me (to myself):  Imagine that.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:47:58 PM
DR GINNY - there are NO answers for some questions....or I guess, some questioners.

I am also looking forward to the film version of MAMMA MIA!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 05:51:07 PM
I think it is a DVD night.
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Post by: Edisaurus on May 04, 2008, 05:58:44 PM
We may try to go see The Visitor...it starts pretty late though..
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 04, 2008, 05:59:53 PM
We may try to go see The Visitor...it starts pretty late though..

Kier Dullea and his wife Mia Dillon loved THE VISITOR!
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 06:07:53 PM
We are having internet connection problems.  So far I am connecting here just fine.
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Post by: singdaw on May 04, 2008, 06:13:50 PM
***BETTER TECHNOLOGY VIBES***[/size][/color]
for DR Jane[/size][/color]
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 06:28:19 PM
Thank you.
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 06:37:08 PM
For the first time in ages we went to the movie theater.  We saw THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM- Jackie Chan & Jet Li together!  They were both a joy to watch.  This was the Jackie Chan we used to love.

We thought the movie was wonderful & walked out of the theater feeling relaxed and happy.  

I would be negligent if I didn’t mention how much I enjoyed the performance of Michael Angaranom (the young star of SKY HIGH), now a talented young adult.
.  
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 06:47:28 PM
Earlier today my computer crashed & it appeared all was lost on it.  I have no idea what Keith did, just that he has revived it, with all my info intact.  :D

Don't fret - it's a techo-guy thing.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 04, 2008, 06:50:45 PM
?????????????????????????????????


If you spent less time "arranging things" and more time frivolling away the day at the office water cooler, you'd know all these Pope jokes.

der Brucer

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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 06:56:20 PM
If I didn't live with a techo-guy I likely wouldn't be using the internet today.
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Post by: Jane on May 04, 2008, 07:05:11 PM
'night
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Post by: TCB on May 04, 2008, 07:07:33 PM
ONLY FIVE DAYS LEFT to place your bid on eBay for a walk-on role in THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180236529125)!!!!!


I could probably afford to win the auction, but it is that damn air fare that would get in the way.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 07:10:48 PM
Back from a wonderful dinner at The Palm with Rupert. For those of you who don't know, we've been friends for over 30 years. I don't get to see him very often, so when I do it's always a wonderful time with lots of food and great conversation.  So, I am full of steak, clams casino, key lime pie, potatoes, onion rings and fresh spinach and roasted garlic plus a taste of all his dishes....with a couple glasses of white wine for good measure.  

I am sleepy, but should probably not sleep with this full of a stomach..,  For breakfast I'll have monkey cake - which has cream cheese frosting!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 07:11:57 PM
Did I mention I went to Amy's Breads after CURTAINS and who was in line directly in front of me....DR JOSE!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 04, 2008, 07:14:47 PM
I don't have a refrigerator in this room so I turned on the air conditioner and set the monkey cake in it's plastic container on top of the vent, LOL, It will be nice and cool and I will be huddled under my covers.
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Post by: Ginny on May 04, 2008, 07:22:43 PM
LOL, DR Cillaliz!  The things one does for the sake of Monkey Cake!

Bundle up and sleep well...'night!
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Post by: bk on May 04, 2008, 07:26:07 PM
Back from a matinee.  The performance was fine, save for a few too many forgotten lines by the Brain (one never knows from performance to performance whether will get all of the lines - would it were not so).   We had a nice full house, but the sound was very distorted today, for reasons no one seems to be able to explain (since all was well last night).  It will be scoped out this week.  I think the weird sound put the audience in the wrong frame of mind and although they enjoyed it and laughed it would have been much closer to what we've been getting if it hadn't had all that distortion, which is most unpleasant on the ear.  Then I picked up some Thai food to go and am now happily sitting on my couch like so much fish watching a motion picture on DVD, after which I shall perhaps watch another motion picture on DVD.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 07:51:20 PM
The Monkey Cake on the Air Conditioner

That is the title of my new suspense novel.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 07:51:43 PM
JOSE ON LINE IN FRONT OF ME

That is the title of the first act curtain song of my new musical.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 07:54:51 PM
Tomorrow is of course Cinco de Mayo!!!  The day of the dead.....

Which reminds me of an exchange between Ethel Merman and Warren Hymer in KID MILLIONS.

Hymer: (looking at the newspaper) Hey remember that guy who was pretending to be your husband in Atlantic City?

Ethel: Yeah, what about him.

Hymer:  He's dead.

Ethel:  I coulda told you that in Atlantic City.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:02:43 PM
Good Evening!

I'm back from seeing Glory Days...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:06:40 PM
I'm also back from seeing In The Heights...

Calor!  Calor!!  Calor!!!!

Pacienza y Fe!


...What an amazing evening of theatre.  Yes, as "everyone" has mentioned, the book still has some "improbabilities", but the show has CÓRAZON[/] in spades!  And I had forgotten that a couple of people from my "theatrical past" were in the show - It's always nice to admire and witness their growth and success.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
And, yes, I happened to run into DR Cillaliz at Amy's Bread after getting out of Glory Days.  Small world!

*DR Cillaliz - The Monkey Cake is pretty shelf-stable.  As long as the room is cool-ish, it should be fine for consumption in the morning.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:08:37 PM
Some DR used the word zaftig the other day.  I had been meaning to look it up, and just remembered.  I had always thought, for some reason, that it meant the equivalent of meshugunah.

Boy, was I misinformed!   :)

;D
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:11:43 PM
Well you've only had a few episodes so far for Season 2, right?

I'm assuming that what is airing here on the movie network is airing the same time in the US. I think my sis has recorded maybe 5 or 6 episodes so far (not sure of the exact amount).

Btw, i just watched part 1 of the Season 1 finale (that airs tonight on CBS). Wow!

No, DR Jennifer, the second season of DEXTER finished months ago.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 08:11:53 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm....checked out the GLORY DAYS myspace page.....nice song playing....looks interesting....but like SPRING AWAKENING, I think I am too old to really appreciate this show.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 08:12:53 PM
Zaftig

I would rather see
Than be.
Unfortunately - it's me.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 04, 2008, 08:13:16 PM
Bedtime time.

New Moon tomorrow as well.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:14:02 PM
I finished BROADWAY MELODY of 1936. Very enjoyable musical numbers. Nice to see Roger Edens playing the piano in two scenes.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:16:33 PM
While waiting for my prime time shows, I watched the last half hour of SABRINA (1954) on TCM. I have the movie on DVD but haven't watched it in a long time. Obviously I never saw it during its original theatrical release, but after MY FAIR LADY became a big hit, Paramount re-released a double bill of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and SABRINA, and that's the first time I saw it. (It came on Saturday Night at the Movies some months after I saw it at a theater.)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:18:13 PM
COLD CASE had one of the easiest mysteries to solve it's had in its four year history. Boy, the actor-detectives really have to play stupid for awhile before they finally are allowed to latch onto clues to lead to the guilty party.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:20:07 PM
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. . . .

























Oh, that nasty little monster Kayla. I've despised her since she and her insane mother were introduced into the show last season. Ugh, she makes my skin crawl.

However, the ever-beautiful presence of Richard Burgi made the show very agreeable despite the nastiness that is Kayla. Oh, I wish he'd come back as a regular.

Nice to see the gay couple back as well, even if they were only in a couple of scenes.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:21:46 PM
BROTHERS & SISTERS. . . .

























Wonderful confrontations - an hour of them. The car scene with Saul and Kevin was heartrending as was the proposal at the end.

Poor Rebecca has been thrown out of both homes. Can't wait to see what happens with her. I hope nothing desperate.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:23:35 PM
I decided that unless i get some pressing Blu-ray disc that needs immediate critical attention, I'll take tomorrow off to watch what I want in the afternoon and evening.

I'm two episodes away from finishing the PSYCH box set, and there are other DVDs/Blu-rays/HD-DVDs waiting there to be watched.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 08:25:22 PM
...Yes, "Brothers & Sisters"... -Still wiping away the tears. Beautiful.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 04, 2008, 08:47:36 PM
Have no writing to do, so I guess I'll just close up shop and head downstairs to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 04, 2008, 09:14:17 PM
Well, we had an interesting worship service today. Our guest speaker fell early this morning and broke his ankle (a DR Kerry reference), so we were left without a speaker.

Luckily, our new minister begins preaching next Sunday.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 09:16:54 PM
Well, tomorrow is going to be quite the crazy day for me.  I'm hoping to get up early enough to get to the gym and get my hair cut.  Then I have a small set of Grease auditions, followed by a session for the Disney Cruise Line.  Then I'm meeting my parents and their friends who are coming in tomorrow night to see either Chicago or The Phantom of the Opera.  Then a friend of mine has a cabaret act going up tomorrow night...  Etc., etc., etc...  WHEW!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 04, 2008, 09:26:18 PM
OK... Time to rest up for my Marathon Monday.

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 09:26:56 PM
Tomorrow is of course Cinco de Mayo!!!  The day of the dead.....

And someone's birthday. ::)

I'm just sayin'. :D
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 10:24:30 PM
Happy happy happy (that's three happy's) birthday, George!
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 10:38:16 PM
Happy happy happy (that's three happy's) birthday, George!

Thanks!  My first birthday wish!! ;D

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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 10:41:05 PM
And did anyone notice this??

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/Singdaws14000thPost.jpg)
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 10:41:24 PM
Congrats, Singdaw on 14,000 Posts!!

;)
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 10:41:46 PM
And since we're so close...
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 10:42:05 PM
PAGE NINE DANCE!!
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Post by: FJL on May 04, 2008, 11:23:42 PM
Just checking in.  We promised the revised Starfighter script to the Village Theatre by tomorrow, and I just finished proofing it, so that Skip can re-proof it tomorrow.
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 11:30:19 PM
Just checking in.  We promised the revised Starfighter script to the Village Theatre by tomorrow, and I just finished proofing it, so that Skip can re-proof it tomorrow.

That's exciting!  I can't wait to see it! :D
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Post by: George on May 04, 2008, 11:48:31 PM
Well, since no one's here and I'm tired, I'm off to bed.  Good night, guests. :)