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Title: THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:07:36 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were hopefully enjoyable and didn't take a week to read, and now it is time for you to post until the enjoyable cows come home.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:09:33 AM
And the word of the day is: ENDUE!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 12:21:00 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/brain5A.jpg)

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (http://perhapsperhapsperhaps.typepad.com/what_the_butler_saw/2008/05/the-brain-from.html)

(Above is the link to the rave Brain review)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:28:08 AM
Link doesn't really go anywhere.  Speaking of Link, The Mod Squad volume two has arrived and I'm once again in late-night groovy heaven.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 12:36:09 AM
Link doesn't really go anywhere.  Speaking of Link, The Mod Squad volume two has arrived and I'm once again in late-night groovy heaven.

SPOO! My Bad - Link now fixed.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 12:40:38 AM
I think I shall toddle off to the bedroom environment right about now.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 12:49:47 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]SUPER SPECIAL WISHES FOR A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY FOR A VERY SPECIAL DR DANISE!![/move]

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%];D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D[/move]

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 01:00:56 AM
Thanks, Vixmom, for the Belated Birthday Greetings!!

:D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 01:33:15 AM
***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***[/size][/color]
for DR JoseSPiano!!![/size][/color]
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 01:34:00 AM
Thanks, DR Jane - Yes, I usually try to read a chapter or two of something or other before drifting off.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 01:34:49 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, bk, on that great review.  The video promotional clip is fantastic!   :)   And the cast seems to be very talented and a lot of fun.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 01:43:16 AM
Today's topic title gets abbreviated in my system tray as THE ENJOYABLE WEE.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 01:46:39 AM
DR DANISE:[/size][/color]
WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HAPPY[/size][/color]
MILESTONE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!![/size][/color]
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z24/ns-mymyspacelayouts/happy-birthday-dog-balloons-glitter.gif)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 01:51:50 AM
BK, that's a great preview for The Brain and a very nice review!  Congrats and continued success!! :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Michael on May 07, 2008, 03:25:49 AM
The review comes from the Long Beach Community Newspaper called The Grunion Gazette
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Michael on May 07, 2008, 03:26:47 AM
HAPPY B DAY DANISE!!
Lots of health and happiness for the coming year,
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 03:45:33 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And, well... :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 03:45:53 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR DANISE!!!!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 03:46:33 AM
As the song goes: "California, Here I Come!"

Laters...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 03:49:29 AM
Good morning, all! I was wide awake at 5:30 am with thoughts of CAMELOT running through my head since I will be seeing it this evening at 7:30. After trying to sleep for 40 or so minutes I got out of bed and here I am.

Today, I have more brain surgery, a bit of work at Toyland, and, hopefully, a nap before the performance tonight.
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Safe Travel Vibes to Our DR Jose! Have Fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[/move]
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
                                                                                    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to Our DR Danise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[/move]
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 04:04:39 AM
Wednesday morning greetings!

Happiest of birthdays to DR Danise (check your email  ;))!

Travel vibes for DR Jose - wave when you fly over Ohio!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 04:16:42 AM
Happy Birthday to our dear Danise
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 04:30:55 AM
Jose, is this the Metro station you were referring to?

(http://www.arcspace.com/kk_ann/la_metro/33metro.jpg)

LA METRO STATION TOUR (http://www.arcspace.com/kk_ann/la_metro/la_metro.html)

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:56:59 AM
Bravo, BK!  Great review.  And I loved the trailer / preview.




Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 05:12:23 AM
I liked the trailer as well. It's nice to see the actors outside the publicity shots.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 05:16:43 AM
Does anyone really use the LA Metro?  I thought it was impossible to pry Angelinos out of their cars...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 05:25:09 AM
"Plunder my tresure if you must, but please...begrudge me my fabulous leather boots!"
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/SBuj-ty9NBI/AAAAAAAABeU/DdWZXJsBdgE/s400/Accidental2.jpg)


photo:   The Accidental Patriot
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 05:31:48 AM
My contact at HHS has sent me spy-cam photos of some DRs breakfast tables:

MBarnum

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/freakies.jpg.jpg)

Ants box, next to Ben's bowl

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/kaboom.jpg.jpg)

The Brain's official cereal:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/quisp.jpg.jpg)

Elmore, on a rough morning:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/fruitbrute.jpg.jpg)

Amy and Greg

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/vanillycrunch.jpg.jpg)

Sing (Wakeup Fairy)daw:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/twinkles.jpg.jpg)

Only Jane would eat a tree

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/loggs.jpg.jpg)

DearReaderLaura feeds the neighborhood:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/gsgl.jpg.jpg)

der Brucer



Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 05:38:38 AM
Why thanks, DR dB.    I think.

:)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 05:56:44 AM
Happiest of birthdays to DR DANISE!!!

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 05:57:06 AM
Super travel vibes to DR JOSE S PIANO as he flies WEST.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 05:57:41 AM
Cereal - it's what's for breakfast.

Late late late night Indiana results with a slim win by Senator ClinTON.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 05:58:47 AM
Page Two Flying Saucer Dance.

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42460000/jpg/_42460716_bulawayo_getty_203.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 05:59:19 AM
Thank you, DR derBrucer. While I was scrolling down through everyone else's, I was afraid of what you might choose for me!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 06:00:27 AM
Happy Happy Birthday, Dear DR Danise!!! I hope you have a great day!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: FJL on May 07, 2008, 06:07:06 AM
Happy birthday to dear Danise
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: FJL on May 07, 2008, 06:07:22 AM
Travel vibes to Jose
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 06:08:19 AM
Have a great vacation, DR Jose!

I regret now that I am not driving to Fresno. I would have planned to stop overnight and meet Jose and see "Brain."
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:11:08 AM
And here's DR Tomovoz's:
(http://kneadfulthings.typepad.com/kneadful_things/images/2006_0723mexicanday20004.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:13:21 AM
...and bk's:
(http://bp3.blogger.com/_MoSfBlsdz1o/RtYqTjIxvhI/AAAAAAAAABA/t9pM44D-7IM/s400/AngusCerealBOX.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 06:15:12 AM
Late late late night Indiana results with a slim win by Senator ClinTON.

Probably much too slim to keep her in the running - she had to match Obama's lead in North Carolina.

There is much discussion about the intent/impact of the cross-over voters. Rush Limbaugh, whose clear and stated intent was mischief making, is taking credit for his minions crossing over to Clinton to deny Obama a victory., and thus keep the Democrat primary cycle in chaos.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 06:21:29 AM
Thank you, DR derBrucer. While I was scrolling down through everyone else's, I was afraid of what you might choose for me!

Well, this was in the running :D

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/fruitbrute.jpg.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:23:34 AM
(http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/US/05/06/coin.inflation.ap/art.penny.ap.jpg)
Quote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Further evidence that times are tough: It now costs more than a penny to make a penny. And the cost of making a nickel is more than 7ス cents.

Surging prices for copper, zinc and nickel have some in Congress trying to bring back the steel-made pennies of World War II and maybe using steel for nickels, as well.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2008, 06:47:06 AM
Happy Birthday DR DANISE!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 06:47:28 AM
Thank you, DR derBrucer. While I was scrolling down through everyone else's, I was afraid of what you might choose for me!

At least you GOT one!  :'(
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 06:48:49 AM
Probably much too slim to keep her in the running - she had to match Obama's lead in North Carolina.

There is much discussion about the intent/impact of the cross-over voters. Rush Limbaugh, whose clear and stated intent was mischief making, is taking credit for his minions crossing over to Clinton to deny Obama a victory., and thus keep the Democrat primary cycle in chaos.

der Brucer

Could be - but she has a LOT of support here for one reason or another.  If you saw her speech last night on TV, you saw her base in Indiana....scary looking.  8)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2008, 06:51:10 AM
Sorry, DR JMK about your former girlfriend. ~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2008, 07:01:58 AM
On tv tonight for me:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

IDOL RESULTS

re: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results




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SPOILER SPACE








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I cannot believe that marissa is still in this. She is not usally the type i go for (usually i like the best dancers). It's partly her broadway background. But also i just love her cheery personality. I just can't believe she has the fanbase. Yeah!  I was a bit sad to see mario go (he is a better dancer than marissa). I'm sort of bummed that cristian is now so popular since his injury. But i can't see him beating kristi or jason.
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Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2008, 07:05:10 AM
DR JMK, here is the link for the product i mentioned yesterday for your hands:

(http://www.aloette.com/images/small/radiance_skin_care_supplements_4800.jpg?1187892768)
http://www.aloette.com/Skin_Care/Anti-Aging/Radiance_Skin_Care_Supplements (http://www.aloette.com/Skin_Care/Anti-Aging/Radiance_Skin_Care_Supplements)

I have a strong feeling this would clear up your hand problem.

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 07:09:26 AM
Thunderstorms are rolling in.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 07:09:28 AM
HAPPIEST OF NATAL DAYS, DR DANISE!
(Come back to the burgh soon)!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 07:11:43 AM
Thunderstorms are rolling in.

Good thing I disconnected my computer before I left for work!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 07:16:17 AM
Happy Birthday, Danise.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jrand72 on May 07, 2008, 07:17:22 AM
Good thing I disconnected my computer before I left for work!

True dat.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:22:49 AM
DR DANISE

(http://www.zwani.com/graphics/happy_birthday/images/50bday001.gif)

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 07:23:52 AM
(http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/US/05/06/coin.inflation.ap/art.penny.ap.jpg)

"A penny ain't worth a nickel"...or something like that.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 07:24:18 AM
Safe travel vibes to DR Jose. Have fun in CA---take lots of pictures!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 07:24:59 AM
And a very very happy birthday to Danise on her millstone birthday!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:26:31 AM
Good morning!

Another glorious morning! COuldn't be more beautiful. Rain supposedly arriving tomorrow, but today is awesome.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:27:06 AM
Thanks, DR Jane - Yes, I usually try to read a chapter or two of something or other before drifting off.

Early to bed, early to rise..... What does that make you, very tired?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 07:27:59 AM
Early to bed, early to rise..... What does that make you, very tired?

No, but it takes us to Page 3
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:28:25 AM
Happiest of birthday wishes for DR Danise!!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:28:43 AM
DR DANISE:[/size][/color]
WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HAPPY[/size][/color]
MILESTONE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!![/size][/color]
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z24/ns-mymyspacelayouts/happy-birthday-dog-balloons-glitter.gif)

I just posted this birthday photo for DR Danise.  I'm glad I went back and read the notes.;D
I will find a different photo to replace mine with. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:29:23 AM
TV Reminders:

LAW & ORDER!

CSI: NY!

CRIMINAL MINDS!

IDOL results, Fox comedies, and other game and reality shows.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:31:18 AM
I've basically stopped watching the IDOL results show. Since the season hasn't produced anyone I've really enthusiastic about, the results and all the accompanying filler just hasn't been of interest.

Opens up a large chunk of time in the evening to watch DVDs and other shows on the DVR. Now, on Wednesday, my TV choices are relegated to 10 p.m.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:33:39 AM
If the Disney Blu-rays arrive today, I'll be starting with SHALL WE DANCE (which actually arrived in stores yesterday). To get a jump on the review, I was listening to the audio commentary on the old sDVD this morning during my workout since I had never bothered listening to it before. I'll check, of course, to make sure the commentary is the same on the Blu-ray (I suspect they've justed ported over everything from the DVDs onto the Blu-ray. That's certainly what Disney has done with their other catalog titles that have come to Blu-ray.)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:33:45 AM
DR Danise, this guy is so cute I couldn't resist....

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAY WISHES!

(http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/80/71/6h/www.ftd.com/pics/products/BB50_c.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:36:28 AM
Speaking of "Call Me Irresponsible," that being name Best Song at the Oscars of 1963 was one of the true jaw-dropping moments of my teen years watching the Oscars. I was absolutely certain "Charade" would win. Not that "Call Me Irresponsible" isn't a wonderful song; it certainly is, but I've always though "Charade" one of the loveliest of all of Mancini's songs.

I suspect had he not won the previous two years for "Moon River" and "Days of Wine and Roses," he might have won for "Charade." Astonishing that he didn't win another Oscar for twenty years - the song score for VICTOR/VICTORIA.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:36:29 AM
I'm off to see if anyone from my hiking group shows up on this dreary, slightly wet morning.  If not I'll hike on my own.  I'll be back before Keith leaves for the gym, that way one of us is around to prevent Sherlock from licking his foot.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:39:07 AM
I have the Rudolph Valentino movies from yesterday which I recorded and also last night's SVU to watch today. Of course, Blu-rays will take priority, but if they don't arrive, this should fill out the day nicely.

I'll see SVU regardless since that's what I'll watch while I'm eating lunch.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 07:53:05 AM
Early to bed, early to rise..... What does that make you, very tired?

Oh, he's tired all right :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 07:53:58 AM
May I just say that I find Blu-Ray one of the stupidest product names ever.  Thank you for your time.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:54:25 AM
Question for HHW DVD collectors:

Next week, Warners is releasing a bunch of Frank Sinatra-themed box sets. I don't want any of the sets, but they're also releasing many of the films in single releases.

Now my question concerns ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS. Warners already released this once on DVD and I'm guessing this is only going to be repackaged with new cover art for the box and new single release.

Is ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS an anamorphically enhanced DVD? I have no interest in it if it's not. I have it on laserdisc and can be content with that if the DVD isn't anamorphic. Does anyone have the previous release and know for sure what its specs are?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 07:55:27 AM
May I just say that I find Blu-Ray one of the stupidest product names ever.  Thank you for your time.

It uses a blue laser beam to read the disc contents. I don't find it any dumber than other brand name/trade names.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 07:58:06 AM
At least you GOT one!  :'(

Found at JRand(Top Banana)s:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.asylum.com/media/2008/03/instantbananas.jpg.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 07:58:30 AM
Question for HHW DVD collectors:

Next week, Warners is releasing a bunch of Frank Sinatra-themed box sets. I don't want any of the sets, but they're also releasing many of the films in single releases.

Now my question concerns ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS. Warners already released this once on DVD and I'm guessing this is only going to be repackaged with new cover art for the box and new single release.

Is ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS an anamorphically enhanced DVD? I have no interest in it if it's not. I have it on laserdisc and can be content with that if the DVD isn't anamorphic. Does anyone have the previous release and know for sure what its specs are?

Thanks in advance.

I just reviewed the Early Films set.  But of course that doesn't answer your question.   :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 07:59:06 AM
It uses a blue laser beam to read the disc contents. I don't find it any dumber than other brand name/trade names.

Then it should be Blue-Ray.   ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:06:34 AM
Oh, he's tired all right

Harrumph!

;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 08:06:46 AM

Is ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS an anamorphically enhanced DVD?

Have you a reason to be suspicious of this Amazon description?

Product Details

Actors: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk
Directors: Gordon Douglas
Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating:  
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
Run Time: 123 minutes

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:07:51 AM
Then it should be Blue-Ray.  

Who can turn a CAN
Into a CANE?


Why, Silent "E", of course!   :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 08:10:15 AM
Who can turn a CAN
Into a CANE?


Why, Silent "E", of course!   :)

I'm just so SIK of QUIK spelling conventions in English.  It's hard explaning to kids Y they do STUF like that.   ::)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 08:11:12 AM
May I just say that I find Blu-Ray one of the stupidest product names ever.  Thank you for your time.

Not ever-so-descriptive like your Bag Balm!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:12:55 AM
I'm an old bag in need of some balm!   :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 08:13:19 AM
DR Jeanne - how are you feeling today?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2008, 08:15:38 AM
All of those :D cereal boxes gave me a good smile this morning!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 08:19:53 AM
I'm an old bag in need of some balm!   :)

You get a gold star for self-awareness, and another one for candor.

der Brucer

No Ebb jokes!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2008, 08:22:01 AM
A super, duper birthday to DR Danise, one of the sweetest people I know!


(http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/10053376/Images/BCARD.jpg)


(http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/10053376/Images/BCARD2.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:22:47 AM
May I just say that I find Blu-Ray one of the stupidest product names ever.  Thank you for your time.

Perhaps they'll change it soon.

Funny thing:  One of the CRITICISMS Blu-ray fans leveled at HD DVD was that HD DVD was too hard to say and that Blu-ray is more memorable and rolls off the tongue (I'm not sure what kind of tongue that is, though).

Odd, though, now that DVDs being issued in Blu-ray are being advertised as ",,,available Tuesday on 'Blu-ray HD DVD'!"

Blu-ray is not doing very well, it seems.  Disney has called for a significant drop in player prices.  Could it be that the much-more-expensive-to-produce-than-HD-DVD Blu-rays may see a significant cutback in number of titles released if the market doesn't perk up?




Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:23:40 AM
Have you a reason to be suspicious of this Amazon description?

Product Details

Actors: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk
Directors: Gordon Douglas
Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating:  
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
Run Time: 123 minutes

der Brucer


Ah, thanks, DR derBrucer. I checked the description of the new one which was not complete. I read through the reviews and no one mentioned that it wasn't anamorphic. So, that makes my mind up. Thanks again.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:24:16 AM
Then it should be Blue-Ray.   ;D

I suspect you wouldn't have liked that any better.

 ::)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:26:08 AM
Hello, everyone.

Ah, spotted by DR GINNY! Thanks for asking, Ginny, I'm still miztherable. But the stuff I took for the sore throat did help; unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be one of those hit-it-early-and-it's-gone things. I think I'll have to keep taking the stuff.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:26:31 AM
I suspect you wouldn't have liked that any better.

 ::)

I detest the abbreviation of "BD" for Blu-ray discs.  Why not something distinctive, like  "BVD"?  :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:26:35 AM
WONDERFUL review, Bruce! You couldn't ask for better.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:28:36 AM
[size=8]Happy Birthday, Danise.[/size]
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:28:40 AM


Happy Birthday to DR DANISE!

May you have a lovely day!


Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:31:19 AM
I think DR RON just upstaged me.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 07, 2008, 08:31:26 AM
Ah, thanks, DR derBrucer. I checked the description of the new one which was not complete. I read through the reviews and no one mentioned that it wasn't anamorphic. So, that makes my mind up. Thanks again.

One reviewer did grumble about "one channel audio".

der brucer
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:31:45 AM
I think the Blu-rays (sorry DRs JMK and Ron Pulliam) just arrived, so I'm heading down to fetch them, start on lunch, and then get down to work.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:32:07 AM
TCB: thanks for the recent vibes. I didn't see them until later.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:32:26 AM
Due to a lack of anything appealing on TV last e'en, I took the opportunity to catch up on my DVR cache goodies and turned my attention to the PBS airing of part 1 of "Cranford."

What a TREAT!  I was amazed at this wonderful story and the brilliant "dames" (in both senses of the word) who populate the town of Cranford.  Especially noteworthy were the brilliant Eileen Atkins, the stellar Judi Dench and the wonderful Imelda Staunton.

I cannot wait for parts 2 and 3.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:34:13 AM
I think the Blu-rays (sorry DRs JMK and Ron Pulliam) just arrived, so I'm heading down to fetch them, start on lunch, and then get down to work.

WBBL.

Nothing to be "sorry" about.  They are called what they are called.  Nobody's laying blame at your feet for the trademark naming! :)

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:34:35 AM
One reviewer did grumble about "one channel audio".

der brucer

Though the soundtrack album was in stereo, I think the film was released mono, so having a mono track on the DVD (even for a musical like this) is what I expected.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:35:35 AM
I think DR RON just upstaged me.


Since my "line" came before "yours", however did you allow that to happen?   ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:35:46 AM
And now I'm REALLY going!

;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:35:53 AM
Aunt Ruth and Uncle Frank always send the BEST cards!   :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:36:15 AM
Ciao, Ben....
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 08:37:29 AM
And now I'm REALLY going!

;D


You're acquiring MKS, it seems.............................."Miss Karen Syndrome"!

 ;D
 ;D
 ;D
 ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 08:39:14 AM
I'm an old bag in need of some balm!   :)

I heard that there is one in Gilead.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:41:40 AM
"Miss Karen Syndrome"!

:'(

So sad...

Highly contagious and untreatable.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 08:42:22 AM
I heard that there is one in Gilead.

Is that near Philadelphia or Pittsburgh?   ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2008, 08:43:50 AM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:43:56 AM
Since my "line" came before "yours", however did you allow that to happen?   ;D

I'll just have to be more careful in the future (you sneaky so-and-so)!
 ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 08:44:14 AM
Is that near Philadelphia or Pittsburgh?   ;)

Both, according to YOUR geography.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:45:09 AM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)

 ;D ;D ;D
(And I'm STILL laughing!)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 08:46:25 AM
TTFN.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 08:46:37 AM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)

It's only that they weren't books about Bollywood that concerned the credit card company, not your inherent (to them) illiteracy.  .  .
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:13:38 AM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)

On the one hand, it's good to note that VISA recognized the activity was not from the "usual" geographic areas in which you use it.

On the other hand, I wonder if they would have called if you had used the card to pay for a hotel and rental car.

And on the third hand, if you DID use the card for hotel and car rental, then perhaps your use of the card at a "book store" WAS what alerted them to a deviation of the norm!  :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:15:03 AM
:'(

So sad...

Highly contagious and untreatable.


Spoken by a man living with the anguish of personal experience!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:31:28 AM
Speaking of anguish, it is noted that DR Tomovoz has not posted here in 9 (count 'em NINE) days.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jennifer on May 07, 2008, 09:35:16 AM
Last night was the episode before the finale here for DAMAGES.

What an interesting show!

I am curious if there is a season two? I'm guessing if there is that it has not started yet?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:37:05 AM
Here is a question for all feline lovers:

Re: folks who love, but are living a life without, cats....are they what are referred to as "lapsed cat-licks"?






 :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:38:32 AM
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Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 09:39:05 AM
Well, after looking at a map last night it seems that all our sundried HHWers outside of New York are also out of the way as one drives to Fort Atkinson, WI. Anthony will be taking the northern route on Interstates 80/90 and then switch to 90 and 90/94, finally ending up on 94 to get to Fort Atkinson. All you Southern Staters (TD (PA), Ginny and Richard (OH) and Jack (IN) missed out on a visit from Anthony. Gas prices being what they are, side trips to Pittsburgh, Middletown and/or Mooresville don't look likely.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 09:42:56 AM
It's also not easy to get to Madison (the largest city close to Fort Atkinson) by plane if I want to visit while Anthony is in Wisconsin. I finally found a couple of good fares with nonstop flights but who knows what they will be like in a month or two. Most flights have at least one stop and some have 3!!! One of them takes you from LaGuardia to Boston to Cincinnati to Madison with a plane change at each stopover with total flying time hovering around 9 hours and that's without any delays.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 09:48:38 AM
Other weekend DVR-cache catchings-up observations:


Possible SPOILAGE


Ddldlfkelrkl  RR ;dflg;lk l'lk'r Q akjg;lkjqiu QwertyWordyDirtyBirdie singdawmarjoriedaycoleslaw.
"Ghost Whisperer" -- I always enjoy the show, but I am increasingly puzzled by the presence of Camryn Mannheim in a totally NOTHING role.  And is this show going to actually "go" somewhere in this truncated season?  By now, we should be in the middle of a shattering season-ending story arc.  All we know for certain, though, is that Melinda is "ready" to have a child.

"Moonlight" -- I thunk it more than a week ago and I think it even more now:  That new guy in the DA's office is most certainly being played up as a competing love interest for Beth's affections.  His role in the first episode was far too developed to be just another character in the story -- he was far too invasive into Beth's activities and far too suspicious-seeming of Mick's involvement in a murder case that he wanted the police to be left alone to handle.  At first, I thought they were setting him up to be one of the bad guys...and then it became clear he was being thrust into our living rooms as a "new character" in the series.  Thursday night's episode solidified that first impression for me...and previews for this week's show absolutely confirm it.  Whether he'll be allowed to live beyond the end of the season is the only question mark lingering in my mind. And so it goes, like the river flows, and time rushes on all the livelong, singdong Day.


End possible SPOILERS
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 09:50:20 AM
DR Ben - being somewhat familiar with that part of Wisconsin since Richard has been a student there for 2 years, I'd recommend flying into Milwaukee.  The airport is very easy to access and very convenient to I-94 westbound.  You'd probably find better flights into and out of there.

Also, someone at the seminary told me about a shuttle bus to Waukesha from O'Hare in Chicago.  Waukesha isn't too far from Fort Atkinson.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 10:05:42 AM
Ginny, thanks for the information! I'll look into it. I don't even know if/when I'm going, just that it will probably be sometime in September. I can certainly do a shuttle bus from O'Hare to Waukesha.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 10:29:29 AM
Just attended a little seminar on Long Term Care insurance.  We have open enrollement on a new plan through work.  I'd love to get it, but boy is it E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E!!!!      :P
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 10:40:48 AM
I'm up, I'm up - someone overslept, but then again, someone needed the sleep so all is well.  But I have to skeedaddle and deliver this here manuscript sitting on my table.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 10:40:56 AM
No questions?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 10:45:14 AM
Just attended a little seminar on Long Term Care insurance.  We have open enrollement on a new plan through work.  I'd love to get it, but boy is it E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E!!!!      :P

And the older you are the more expensive it becomes. My company doesn't offer it and I've been looking into it. Every year you wait adds about another $1000 to the yearly cost. Ouch!!! I don't wanna get old  :(
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 10:52:46 AM
Yeah!  Just put me out on the porch of the HHW Group Home in a rocker next to DR MBarnum and I'm good to go.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 10:55:17 AM
Interesting reading the transcript of the "online" chat last night with Mr. Stephen J. Sondheim.

Since they didn't present the questions to him in advance, and the session was limited to one hour, not too many questions got answered, while they were waiting for him to type out his replies.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 10:59:09 AM
And the older you are the more expensive it becomes. My company doesn't offer it and I've been looking into it. Every year you wait adds about another $1000 to the yearly cost. Ouch!!! I don't wanna get old  :(

Here's an option that I've always found quite appealing:

No Nursing Home for Me (http://www.rense.com/general69/nonurs.htm)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 11:10:40 AM
DR Ginny -  ;D  ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 11:12:05 AM
FOR ASK BK DAY:

Has Muse Margaret or one of your proofers ever made a suggestion that caused you to alter one of your manuscripts in any significant way?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 11:21:20 AM
Here are the winners (http://www.macnyc.com/macawards.htm) of last night's MAC cabaret awards.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 11:23:51 AM
Here's an option that I've always found quite appealing:

No Nursing Home for Me (http://www.rense.com/general69/nonurs.htm)

Ginny, I've changed my  :( to a  ;D

Thanks for the link.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 11:24:00 AM
Some drama in the editing room with CNN reporter Richard Quest today...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 11:24:24 AM
Here are the winners (http://www.macnyc.com/macawards.htm) of last night's MAC cabaret awards.

It's so nice to see Jim Caruso's Cast Party as a winner!  DR EvilTwin sings there most Monday nights!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 11:30:32 AM
For you personally, DR Edisaurus?    :(
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 11:35:33 AM
I don't wanna get old  :(

I do! It beats the alternative.

I just didn't think it would happen quite so soon.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 07, 2008, 11:38:50 AM
And the word of the day is: ENDUE!


And The Song Of The Day Is:  TRUE LOVE
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jeanne on May 07, 2008, 11:38:55 AM
Here's an option that I've always found quite appealing:

No Nursing Home for Me (http://www.rense.com/general69/nonurs.htm)

Ginny, I had a similar experience on a cruise--I think mine was on a Holland-America cruise. But the lady I saw said she'd been on far more than four cruises. Given how many ships have been added in recent years, your chances of getting a healthy discount are now even greater.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 11:40:36 AM
News is getting worse from Myanmar...    :(
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 11:47:47 AM


I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 11:50:03 AM
Quote
From Bruce:
And check out this clever preview they put together:
www.chancetheater.com/season_2...ain/preview.php

Very nice, almost as nice as the review :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 11:52:43 AM
Could be - but she has a LOT of support here for one reason or another.  If you saw her speech last night on TV, you saw her base in Indiana....scary looking.  8)

Watch out, JRAND, I'm still one of the Hillary people who won't vote for Obama
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 11:53:22 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANISE!!!!!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 11:53:43 AM
SAFE TRAVEL VIBES TO DR JOSE!!!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 11:56:17 AM
Here's an option that I've always found quite appealing:

No Nursing Home for Me (http://www.rense.com/general69/nonurs.htm)

Works for me  ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 11:58:32 AM
It's also not easy to get to Madison (the largest city close to Fort Atkinson) by plane if I want to visit while Anthony is in Wisconsin. I finally found a couple of good fares with nonstop flights but who knows what they will be like in a month or two. Most flights have at least one stop and some have 3!!! One of them takes you from LaGuardia to Boston to Cincinnati to Madison with a plane change at each stopover with total flying time hovering around 9 hours and that's without any delays.

Ben - One stop is typical for everywhere in the Midwest.  A direct flight is an incredible luxury. Just so you know
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 11:59:57 AM
DR Ben - being somewhat familiar with that part of Wisconsin since Richard has been a student there for 2 years, I'd recommend flying into Milwaukee.  The airport is very easy to access and very convenient to I-94 westbound.  You'd probably find better flights into and out of there.

Also, someone at the seminary told me about a shuttle bus to Waukesha from O'Hare in Chicago.  Waukesha isn't too far from Fort Atkinson.

Ben, Midwest is have an airfare sale until May 9.  Their hub is Milwaukee and they fly into both LaGuardia and Newark....leather seats, hot chocolate chip cookies on the flight...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2008, 12:01:14 PM
Ben, Midwest is have an airfare sale until May 9.  Their hub is Milwaukee and they fly into both LaGuardia and Newark....leather seats, hot chocolate chip cookies on the flight...

MMM, sounds good. I'll look into flying into Milwaukee.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:02:58 PM
Watch out, JRAND, I'm still one of the Hillary people who won't vote for Obama

I'm tired of voting for a candidate because I dislike the other one more.  I'm very tempted to "write in" a name this election - ;) -I think.

If it comes to to your not voting for Obama I'll be curious what you decide to do.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 12:04:30 PM
I'm tired of voting for a candidate because I dislike the other one more.  I'm very tempted to "write in" a name this election - ;) -I think.

If it comes to to your not voting for Obama I'll be curious what you decide to do.

Maybe I'll just write in myself, although that's a job I wouldn't want.  I could say that I know someone voted for me for President, though   ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 12:05:07 PM
I'm just fed up with the whole lot of them.  
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:07:32 PM
 ;D Cilla.

I have a friend who works at a courthouse.  She said please don't do "write in", that have to count every single Micky or Minni Mouse, etc. ;D  I always thought it was a joke people wrote in silly names.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:11:54 PM
Quote
Edi:
Poor Sherlock! I hope he deals well with the treatment and is better soon.

Thank you, he really feels fine and handles all the foot cleaning rather well except for the 10 minutes of standing in the solution-lol.  We tell him to settle, & he goes down onto his side and relaxes.  The pills are wrapped in peanut butter so he is happy to take them.  The hard part is no hikes or walks

I知 very sorry about your friend, and yes-cancer sucks big time!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:14:06 PM
Quote
Vixmom:
Has anyone else read the novel "The Girls" about conjoined twin girls... I am reading it now and may have to wander off again to finish up

I have not, maybe I should.  Was ending as good as the beginning?

Have you read "Rush Home Road" by Lori Lansens?  While searching for reviews on "The Girls" I found equally, or better, reviews for Rush.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 12:16:36 PM
Speaking of cancer...

My relatively young work colleague with the breast cancer had surgery and has been home for a week now.  Expected to return to work in another 3 to 4 weeks.  No further information yet from her doctors on the prognosis.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:22:53 PM
EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS VIBES FOR YOUR YOUNG CO-WORKER!!![/color]


Wishes for a speedy recovery!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 12:25:41 PM
Watch out, JRAND, I'm still one of the Hillary people who won't vote for Obama

That makes two of us. . .
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 12:26:10 PM
Thanks, DR Jane!  :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:26:29 PM
td, What name will you write in on your ballet? ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 12:31:11 PM
td, What name will you write in on your ballet? ;)

I shall write in your name, DR Jane. . . .
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:37:33 PM
 ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:38:58 PM
Last night while we were watching the very funny second half of EASY LIVING, Sherlock kept staring at me & kind of making funny faces.  I had to keep asking Keith to pause the movie so we could watch him.  Between Sherlock and the Preston Sturges movie, we had loads of laughs. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 12:39:50 PM
I shall write in your name, DR Jane. . . .

;)

I wouldn't wish that job on my worst enemy...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 12:40:50 PM
Sherlock kept staring at me & kind of making funny faces.

Everyone's a critic...

:)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:46:04 PM
MBarum, darling card for DR Danise. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:51:47 PM
Yesterday I went for a walk in the park


Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 12:51:57 PM
That makes two of us. . .


Ditto!  Make that THREE!

And FWIW, the supporters behind Obama on TV look every bit as scary as anyone in the Hillary camp.    ;D

I will, however, have a candidate to support/vote for.  For the first time in 40 years, I'll likely vote for the Republican (presumptive) nominee (John McCain).
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:54:53 PM
One more.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 12:58:10 PM
And FWIW, the supporters behind Obama on TV look every bit as scary as anyone in the Hillary camp.    ;D


My friend who works at the courhouse in Pennsylvania had the nicest things to say about the young Obama supporters.  She was very impressed this their passion & polite manners.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 01:04:58 PM
My friend who works at the courhouse in Pennsylvania had the nicest things to say about the young Obama supporters.  She was very impressed this their passion & polite manners.


Not to be snarky, but I've heard a whole lot about the excitement and passion of Obama supporters.  Folks say he has a magnetism and a charisma that is exciting.  For some reason, I'm immune.

He talks about changes in America.  Great changes.  He does not, however, have a track record of implementing any great changes anywhere even though his fans presume that he will work miracles.  

Another politician of the past century entered office with tons of charisma and a promise of change.  He, too, had no track record of ever implementing any changes.  Millions of German youths were extremely passionate about him, too.  

Adolf Hitler was his name.  Now, yes....we are talking a "far remove" from then and now, Obama and Hitler.  But Hitler was young, idealistic and had felt "repressed" for a long time.  He was SWEPT into power by others who felt that way.  And, of course, they all distanced themselves from any culpability over what changes Hitler actually impelemented.  

Obama has the Reverend Wright issue hanging over his head, even though he seems to be escaping from what folks don't want to believe.  Yes, we know he's publicly "distanced" himself from Wright.  But the fact is that Wright preaches HATRED from his pulpit.  And Obama, while saying he does not subscribe to Wright's "hate" views, sat there in Wright's church, Sunday after Sunday after Sunday, absorbing all that hate-rhetoric...but we're not supposed to believe for one minute that he was ever influenced by it.  

There are tons of highly respectable people endorsing Obama.  Millions in every walk of like are behind him, too.  I hope they are right and that I am wrong.

I wish I didn't have my doubts....but I do.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:13:16 PM
Last night was the episode before the finale here for DAMAGES.

What an interesting show!

I am curious if there is a season two? I'm guessing if there is that it has not started yet?

Yes there will be a season two, but not likely to begin until 2009.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 01:14:00 PM
FOR ASK BK DAY:

Has Muse Margaret or one of your proofers ever made a suggestion that caused you to alter one of your manuscripts in any significant way?

The proofers are not really reading in that way - they are doing grammar, punctuation, and looking for typos or obvious or not-obvious errors.

Muse Margaret is a whole other story.  She "gets" what I do and is impeccable in her ability to see things that are not what they should be.  It doesn't happen often, but when she has a problem, I listen.  Sometimes it's as simple as her reading the pages I've given her and having her say "I'd like to know what that person was wearing, or how did she smell" or that kind of detail, and I always do it, because she's always right.  In the new book, which she loved, there was one section where she got antsy because I was repeating a lot of information in dialogue, because I thought it was important.  I ended up changing that to just a couple of lines from the third-person narrator rather than dialogue.

There are times when I've disagreed, but when I've gone back and really analyzed what she was saying, she was right and I made changes.  The two biggest things ever were in the title story of How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories, and in the final chapter of Rewind.

In the former, the story was originally written in the first person, the leading character was an out-of-work actor and she loved the idea of the story and all the dialogue, but HATED that he was an actor and hated the first person - she felt it was smarmy.  I disagreed, of course, but then reread it and saw exactly what she meant.  So, the first thing I did was change the character's occupation to the much better (and why I hadn't thought of it in the first place is anyone's guess, because it was the ONLY profession he should have had) having him be an out of work screenwriter, which made much more sense to the story.  I then made him a nebbish who hadn't had much luck with girls and that change actually gave the story some depth and a point it didn't originally have.  I then put it in the third person and voila - it worked so much better.  All of those changes, surprisingly, too me about twenty minutes.

With Rewind, she never had one problem until the final chapter - she basically thought I'd ruined the book and she wanted me to simply cut the chapter.  I thought it was great, but we agreed to both reread it and talk again the next day.  In the meantime, I had dinner with my friend Nick Redman, and I asked him about it.  I gave away the ending to get his opinion, and I told him what the chapter was about and what the point was and he loved what I told him.  So, I wrote down all the reasons he loved it, and I talked to Margaret the next day and read them to her.  And she said the most amazing thing.  She said, "Yes, he's totally right - what you told him is perfect - but that's not what you wrote."  I went back and read it and bingo, she was totally right.  In just a few paragraphs I'd mucked it up because I was facile.  It took me all of four minutes to rewrite those few paragraphs and then she was thrilled with it.

She's never been wrong yet and while it's sometimes hard to pinpoint what her problem may be, we always figure it out and I always change it.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:19:32 PM
I began my afternoon of viewing with last night's SVU. Good story with Stephen Collins as the primary guest star. I noticed that Mariska Hargitay's husband Peter Herrman was back on the job as a defense attorney for Collins. And a wonderful twist ending! One of the better SVUs in awhile.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:22:26 PM
Next, I watched the first of the Blu-rays that needed immediate attention - SHALL WE DANCE? It's no surprise Disney decided to issue this on HD since DANCING WITH THE STARS is currently their highest rated series, even higher in the ratings than GREY'S ANATOMY or DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.

The film might have been a bigger hit had it been released now rather than before the DANCING WITH THE STARS phenomenon hit in this country. Always found it a wonderfully entertaining and ingratiating movie, despite some melodramatic moments. But it ends in a really feel-good place.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:25:32 PM
I also watched all of the special features, all of which had been ported over from the sDVD. (The commentary was the same as well.) I hadn't watched any of them prior to today, so they were interesting behind-the-scenes looks at the hard, hard work that went into making the dancing in the film look effortless. And the actors had to learn to dance well and then tone down their expertise to film the early scenes where they were klutzes.

As anyone who has ever learned a real dance routine can tell you, dancing is very hard work. Gere trained for four months to master the ballroom routines he does in the movie.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:28:42 PM
Page Seven Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Dorothy Dance!!!


Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 01:29:53 PM
I also got today a review copy of the 6th season set of J.A.G. which I'm also eager to get to at some point. Maybe this weekend.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 07, 2008, 01:32:17 PM
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR DANISE
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 01:41:35 PM

There are times when I've disagreed, but when I've gone back and really analyzed what she was saying, she was right and I made changes.  The two biggest things ever were in the title story of How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories, and in the final chapter of Rewind.

In the former, the story was originally written in the first person, the leading character was an out-of-work actor and she loved the idea of the story and all the dialogue, but HATED that he was an actor and hated the first person - she felt it was smarmy.  I disagreed, of course, but then reread it and saw exactly what she meant.  So, the first thing I did was change the character's occupation to the much better (and why I hadn't thought of it in the first place is anyone's guess, because it was the ONLY profession he should have had) having him be an out of work screenwriter, which made much more sense to the story.  I then made him a nebbish who hadn't had much luck with girls and that change actually gave the story some depth and a point it didn't originally have.  I then put it in the third person and voila - it worked so much better.  All of those changes, surprisingly, too me about twenty minutes.



They really made the story work, giving it depth and humor. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 01:41:43 PM
td, What name will you write in on your ballet? ;)

As in everything is beautiful at the ballet?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 01:44:44 PM
As in everything is beautiful at the ballet?

Took me a minute to see that I used an e instead of an o.  ;D  At least I caught the fact, before posting, I almost used an a instead of an o-lol.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 01:47:14 PM
My friend who works at the courhouse in Pennsylvania had the nicest things to say about the young Obama supporters.  She was very impressed this their passion & polite manners.

Yes, until you tell them you like someone other than Obama, then they are pushy and rude and treat you like you are ignorant. At least they did here
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 01:49:35 PM
No one has even started talking about Obama's cocaine use. That will be a big one later
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 01:55:17 PM
I shall write in your name, DR Jane. . . .

Cool, this will be the DR Jane ballet
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 02:01:07 PM
Time to pack up here, check the PO box for the volunteer administrators, and go home to eat a burger for dinner with DH Richard.

Bye for now!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:03:50 PM
Now I want a burger!  And I don't mean the wuss kind, either!  :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 02:03:56 PM
Back from shipping yet more packages.  Have no idea if any packages await me at my mail place since they put them out later and later every day.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:04:03 PM
Wow!  Thanks, bk.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 02:04:04 PM
DR Ron, I知 pleased you explained your original snarky comment.  For one I wasn稚 sure if you were joking, & since you aren稚 an understanding of the comment is appreciated.

I admit I知 drawn to his charisma-not that will ever be the reason I vote for someone.  I知 not impressed with his record, though at the moment I find he is the only voice of reason about this relief for gas tax.  Of course this is one minor point.  Until I check the box on my ballot I have serious reading & thinking to do.  I always said I would not vote for Hillary & now I知 not sure.

I think/hope you are wrong that he agrees with Wright.  I understand your concerns.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 02:04:36 PM
Am now whipping up a batch of my famous Wacky Noodles for my meal o' the day.  Haven't gotten around to finishing conforming the Brain, but will do so now.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:07:37 PM
I was viewing online some footage of a "reimagined" production of Brigadoon coming soon to Boston.

One wag over at CASTRECL commented that these guys look like they might be happier going home with each other rather than with Bonnie Jean.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 02:08:47 PM
Yes, until you tell them you like someone other than Obama, then they are pushy and rude and treat you like you are ignorant. At least they did here

That was the point, they were consistently nice and considerate.  My friend is not an Obama supporter, she really liked these young people.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:09:51 PM
 Wacky Noodles
Recipe?  :)

Quote
Haven't gotten around to finishing conforming the Brain, but will do so now.
Don't forget the new line during The Brain Tap sequence!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 02:10:20 PM
Cool, this will be the DR Jane ballet

I like that. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 02:11:46 PM
Here's an option that I've always found quite appealing:

No Nursing Home for Me (http://www.rense.com/general69/nonurs.htm)

Sign me up!! :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 02:20:53 PM
Going to drop off-line to write for a little while and then will be back to sign off for the evening.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
Recipe?  


Do a search.  That recipe has been posted at least twice, IIRC.   ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 02:22:48 PM
Now I want a burger!  And I don't mean the wuss kind, either!  :)

Have I got some meat for you!   :-X
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 02:23:14 PM
DR Ron, I知 pleased you explained your original snarky comment.  For one I wasn稚 sure if you were joking, & since you aren稚, an understanding of the comment is appreciated.

I admit I知 drawn to his charisma-not that will ever be the reason I vote for someone.  I知 not impressed with his record, though at the moment I find he is the only voice of reason about this relief for gas tax.  Of course this is one minor point.  Until I check the box on my ballot I have serious reading & thinking to do.  I always said I would not vote for Hillary & now I知 not sure.

I think/hope you are wrong that he agrees with Wright.  I understand your concerns.



I'd vote for John Edwards....or, even better....Al Gore... in a heartbeat!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: S. Woody White on May 07, 2008, 02:25:57 PM
I detest the abbreviation of "BD" for Blu-ray discs.  Why not something distinctive, like  "BVD"?  :D
So, if you had quite a collection of the discs and wanted a place to store them, you wouldn't use a shelf - instead, you'd keep them in your drawers?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 02:36:47 PM
I'd vote for John Edwards....or, even better....Al Gore... in a heartbeat!

I was very disappointed when Gore did not win the election & sorry he didn't run in the last one.

I was disappointed it wasn't Edwards instead of Kerry in the last election, and surprised he didn't make it farther in this one.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 02:38:05 PM
Here is a question for all feline lovers:

Re: folks who love, but are living a life without, cats....are they what are referred to as "lapsed cat-licks"?

 :)

I've never heard of this phrase. :-\
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 02:41:40 PM
It's been a peculiar day, and traffic's a mess, most particularly because of Al Sharpton and the Sean Bell family leading protests around the City today. So, I'm off to CAMELOT, which I hope will be wonderful. It's a mess of a show and Lerner never solved it, so for a concert, I'd prefer the original Broadway scorr and libretto. We'll see what Lonny Price wll make of it.

I fear for this BRIGADOON; I wish that the powers who think they're fixing a broken show would simply find a new book writer, lyricist, and composer and do a goddam new show since BRIGADOON was never broken, IMO. The clip online is rather alarming.

I see that GLORY DAYS is now a thing of the past; I would swear that the reviews didn't seem as scathing as that, but I only saw a few and Dame Ben Brantley was rather kind toward it.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 02:42:04 PM
I didn't get it either, and I must fit the description.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 02:44:23 PM
I was very disappointed when Gore did not win the election & sorry he didn't run in the last one.

I was disappointed it wasn't Edwards instead of Kerry in the last election, and surprised he didn't make it farther in this one.

Amen to both. Much as I'm sick of the Democratic hostilities and fighting going on, I'd only vote for McCain if he ran as a Democrat. I don't want any vestige of the current lousy regime loitering in DC any longer than necessary. It will take years to clean up that trash.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:45:31 PM
I must fit the description.  

DR Jane - you're a lapsed Catholic?    :-\
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 02:47:53 PM
I must be searching incorrectly.  I can find references that I've been asking about Wacky Noodles since the first time they came up [since I've been on the board] last October, but no one has ever replied.

Ah, well.  I shall savor the mystery.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2008, 02:55:26 PM
I actually like McCain and Clinton and Obama...but I prefer Obama over the other two.

Of course, I have paid very little attention to any of it so far...when it is decided who is actually going to run, then I will pay more attention I guess. What I have seen of Obama is that he wants to bring different types of people together...rather then playing the us against them card. I like seeing that for a change.

I really didn't think the Wright thing was such a big deal, at least what I heard of it. Isn't Hillary a Baptist? It would be curious to know what kinds of things her Baptist minister(s) preaches....I used to go to a Baptist church...I would certainly not call it a loving church, not the one I attended.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 02:57:11 PM
DR Jane - you're a lapsed Catholic?    :-\

Thanks, singdaw!


"Lapsed Cat-Licks" was a play on the words "lapsed Catholics", which I'm sure George "has" heard of.  :D

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 03:12:53 PM
Thanks, singdaw!

"Lapsed Cat-Licks" was a play on the words "lapsed Catholics", which I'm sure George "has" heard of.  :D

Oh, that makes sense.  Yes, I've heard of those. ;)

I was born into a Catholic family, but I was never really a practicing Catholic, so I don't think I can be considered as lapsed. ::)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 03:14:52 PM
I must be searching incorrectly.  I can find references that I've been asking about Wacky Noodles since the first time they came up [since I've been on the board] last October, but no one has ever replied.

Ah, well.  I shall savor the mystery.

You have to go into the "older archives" (http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/00000435.html) back on January 11, 2003:

Here's the specific entry from that time:

UNSEEMLY WACKY NOODLES

1 12oz. bag of wide egg noodles, mostaciolli or bow tie pasta (your choice).

Boil them noodles.

Drain them noodles and put 'em back in the pot and put the pot back on the stove and put the flame on low.

To the noodles add the following:

One can cream of mushroom soup
Fill the empty soup can with milk and add that.
Add as much dried minced onion as you like (the kind you find in the seasoning section of your market)
Add salt and pepper
Add two tablespoons or a bit more of ketchup (don't be scared, you must trust me - this is basically for color and it adds just the right flavor ultimately)
Mix it all together whilst singing Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
When it is heated through and through add five to eight ounces of sour cream (depending on your waist size) and mix again thoroughly and heat on low until hot, stirring constantly. Serve (will probably need extra salt as you serve).

Now, I know it sounds wacky, because, after all, they are Wacky Noodles, but they are delicious, kind of like stroganoff without meat. Give it a try, you'll like it for sure. -- BK


Check out the link (in red) above.  It was a full day of Hainsies/Kimlets sharing recipes (in the old HHW.com format, of course).
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 03:19:29 PM
Thanks very much, DR Ron Pulliam!  :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 03:22:28 PM
Well, that's interesting!

I don't think I've ever seen anything in the old HHW.com format.

Some day, future H/K's will look back on our posts from now and wretch with the same sense of nostalgia, I suppose.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 03:24:22 PM
You have to go into the "older archives" (http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/00000435.html) back on January 11, 2003:

<SNIP>

Check out the link (in red) above.  It was a full day of Hainsies/Kimlets sharing recipes (in the old HHW.com format, of course).

Oh, my goodness!  On that day, I posted a chocolate turtle cheesecake recipe that I lost and have been looking for!  Cool!! :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 03:28:34 PM
DR Jane - you're a lapsed Catholic?    :-\

;DNow I get the reference.  I'm a lapsed cat-something :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 03:30:09 PM
Oh, my goodness!  On that day, I posted a chocolate turtle cheesecake recipe that I lost and have been looking for!  Cool!! :D

 8) ;D :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 03:31:04 PM
For you personally, DR Edisaurus?    :(


A big presentation to sponsors was being finished up today when the order came down from on high to remove Mr. Quest from the tape. Lots of scrambling around with everyone pitching in to find replacement shots that would work with the surrounding footage.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Edisaurus on May 07, 2008, 03:33:12 PM
Speaking of cancer...

My relatively young work colleague with the breast cancer had surgery and has been home for a week now.  Expected to return to work in another 3 to 4 weeks.  No further information yet from her doctors on the prognosis.

Vibes to your co-worker, Singdaw. My mom has sent me the email about that disease many times over, and it always scares me when I read it.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 03:35:46 PM
MBarnum, lucky you liking all three candidates.  It will be interesting if you still feel that way once you do your research.  

Do you plan to hand deliver your ballot at the last minute instead of mailing it?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 03:48:05 PM
Funny thing:  One of the CRITICISMS Blu-ray fans leveled at HD DVD was that HD DVD was too hard to say and that Blu-ray is more memorable and rolls off the tongue (I'm not sure what kind of tongue that is, though).

Odd, though, now that DVDs being issued in Blu-ray are being advertised as "...available Tuesday on 'Blu-ray HD DVD'!"

It's kind of like when there used to be leaded and unleaded gas.  Leaded gas was "regular" and unleaded was "unleaded."  Now that there is no leaded gas, there is "regular" unleaded and "premium" unleaded.

;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 03:49:37 PM
What's the new Brain Tap line?

Finished this first go-through conforming the Brain, and will give it a second go-through tomorrow.  te wacky noodles, which were yummilicious.

I guess I'll go see if any packages arrived for me.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 03:49:48 PM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 03:55:01 PM
Amen to both. Much as I'm sick of the Democratic hostilities and fighting going on, I'd only vote for McCain if he ran as a Democrat. I don't want any vestige of the current lousy regime loitering in DC any longer than necessary. It will take years to clean up that trash.

I'm with you, DR Elmore. No way in hell McCain will get my vote.   :P

And I NEVER talk politics.   :-\
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 03:55:39 PM
Oh, my goodness!  On that day, I posted a chocolate turtle cheesecake recipe that I lost and have been looking for!  Cool!! :D

And here's the recipe!

Quote
Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

Crust:

2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (Nillaョ Wafer-type cookies)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted)

Cheesecake:

14 oz bag caramels
5 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans (toasted)
2 eight oz packages cream cheese (softened)
ス cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
ス cup chocolate chips (melted)

Directions:

Combine crumbs and butter, press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake at 350ー for 10 minutes.

In 1ス quart heavy saucepan, melt caramels with milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Pour over crust. Top with pecans. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate. Pour cream cheese mixture over pecans. Bake at 350ー for 40 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; let cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream, additional chopped nuts and maraschino cherries, if desired.

I got this recipe from a magazine years ago, so I hope no one minds that I didn't create it. Enjoy!

Posted by George @ 01/11/2003 01:06 PM PST
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;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 03:55:49 PM
Writing all done and posted and now I'm off to find something fun to watch this evening before LAW & ORDER comes on.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 03:59:15 PM
T.O.T.D.


Ask BK Day?


Did you write that review?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 04:05:59 PM
I may as well have!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 04:15:45 PM
Now I want a burger!  And I don't mean the wuss kind, either!  :)

Mmm, they were delish and we had plenty, DR Singdaw.  You shoulda just come over!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:16:08 PM

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY
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TO THE SPARKLING DANISE
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Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 04:17:15 PM
DR George, the cheesecake looks yummy.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:19:02 PM
I'm off to see if anyone from my hiking group shows up on this dreary, slightly wet morning.  If not I'll hike on my own.  I'll be back before Keith leaves for the gym, that way one of us is around to prevent Sherlock from licking his foot.


Jane, in all seriousness, should you really go hiking alone?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 04:22:34 PM
Now I want turtle cheesecake!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 04:24:00 PM
DR George, the cheesecake looks yummy.

It is!!  And I've never ruined one.  They've ALWAYS turned out wonderful. :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:25:41 PM
TCB: thanks for the recent vibes. I didn't see them until later.


Apparently they don't seem to be working. :-\
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 04:26:11 PM
DR TCB-I do it all the time.  I don't take Sherlock with me everyday, instead we take him into town for a walk after my hike.  Where I would have gone, the park or the trail we take Sherlock, can be busy or quiet.  I never know.  My biggest danger walking anywhere around here is likely the wildlife (I spotted my first bear scat of the season on our road this weekend).  I admit I'm a bit more nervous walking around the lake since a woman was raped on New Years Day, however she was not in the area I go.  I walk the trail where I often see other hikers.

It comes down to the fact I have to go & so I choose the best options I have, nothing is completely safe.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:28:31 PM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)



Did you explain to them that they were coloring books?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 04:29:37 PM
I should start making dinner.  We purchased mini-portobella mushrooms at Costco & they need to be used up.  I'm going to make mushroom cutlets with them.  I usually use shitake.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:30:30 PM
Speaking of anguish, it is noted that DR Tomovoz has not posted here in 9 (count 'em NINE) days.


Mr. Oz told me that he would be away.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:35:45 PM
Yeah!  Just put me out on the porch of the HHW Group Home in a rocker next to DR MBarnum and I'm good to go.


Next to Mr. Barnum I am sure you would be.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:40:01 PM
Watch out, JRAND, I'm still one of the Hillary people who won't vote for Obama


[size=18]DITTO!!![/size]
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Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: MBarnum on May 07, 2008, 04:40:05 PM
MBarnum, lucky you liking all three candidates.  It will be interesting if you still feel that way once you do your research.  

Do you plan to hand deliver your ballot at the last minute instead of mailing it?

I will fill it out tonight and then pop it into the mail.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 04:41:36 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from Los Angeles!!!!


:)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:43:55 PM
;)

I wouldn't wish that job on my worst enemy...


Me either, but then he already has the job.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 04:44:02 PM
*I just got to my friend's place in Los Feliz...  The flight to Long Beach was uneventful.  The Metro ride from Long Beach to Union Station was a lot faster than indicated on the web-site.  And my French Dip sandwich and coleslaw at Philippe's was soooooooooo good! :)

Just getting settled and stuff, and once I'm a bit more settled, I shall catch up and post more.

Laters...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 04:44:31 PM
Oh... And I just the news about Glory Days.... :-\
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 04:48:17 PM
OH!

DR Jane - So... Was that "green sauce" you talked about some time ago possibly and "Avocado Sauce"?  When I walked by Olvera Street on the way to Philippe's, I saw the little taco stand, and their specialty is "taquitos with avocado sauce"  - only 2 for $3.00!  -Guess I'll have to give them a try while I'm here.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 07, 2008, 04:48:55 PM
Anyone know what kind of aging process it is when one ages only 2 years in a 5-year time span?

I know it was a popular belief that one year in human years was equal to 7 dog years...

But is there a reverse where someone ages only 2 years in 5?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 04:55:19 PM
I've never heard of this phrase. :-\


I'll bet the Pope has.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:00:44 PM
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all of the lovey Birthday wishes!

I didn't know what kind of day I would have but it turned out to be wonderful.

First, my desk was covered in all kinds of "Over the Hill" things, like a gravestone, a hearing aid horn, at least 10 balloons, etc, etc....

I also had a crown which I had to wear all day.

At about three I was called to big meeting room and was suprised with a huge cake and a card with $$$!  It was a GREAT day!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 05:02:28 PM
Great news, Danise!!  And $$$ is ALWAYS nice! ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 05:05:21 PM
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all of the lovey Birthday wishes!

I didn't know what kind of day I would have but it turned out to be wonderful.

First, my desk was covered in all kinds of "Over the Hill" things, like a gravestone, a hearing aid horn, at least 10 balloons, etc, etc....

I also had a crown which I had to wear all day.

At about three I was called to big meeting room and was suprised with a huge cake and a card with $$$!  It was a GREAT day!



And no one deserves it more!  Ah, the cake and the money, not the "Over the Hill" things.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 05:06:05 PM
And money always comes in the right size!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:07:48 PM
And money always comes in the right size!

And color!   :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 05:08:26 PM
And money always comes in the right size!


Unless its been laundered!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:10:02 PM
Forgive me  but I won't post any photos of me because I have gotten so fat that I really don't want anyone to see me.  It seems like no matter how hard I try, I just pack more pounds on.  

As soon as I get the chance, I will resize some of the photos of my desk and will post them this weekend.

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:13:17 PM
I hope everyone is doing well.  I don't have much to tell.

I fell off the car this past weekend while I washing it and landed flat on my back but there was no damage.   To the car or myself.  :)  I learned that at age 50, one should pay the five dollars to have someone else do the car washing.  I'll never attempt it again.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 05:30:56 PM
I will fill it out tonight and then pop it into the mail.

Then I guess you have made your decision, for the primary anyway.  I still need to explore this more.  Plus there are other people to vote for other positions of office & I have no idea who these people are;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Ginny on May 07, 2008, 05:31:29 PM
Hi, DR Danise!  Sounds like you had a festive birthday at work.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 05:36:48 PM
OH!

DR Jane - So... Was that "green sauce" you talked about some time ago possibly and "Avocado Sauce"?  When I walked by Olvera Street on the way to Philippe's, I saw the little taco stand, and their specialty is "taquitos with avocado sauce"  - only 2 for $3.00!  -Guess I'll have to give them a try while I'm here.  ;)

I think the place was on the train station side, can't be sure.  It was on the left, by the wall, as you walked into the area.  I thought all they made were taquitos, could be wrong.  I didn't think it was an avacado sauce, I could be wrong & things could have changed.  Where was the stand.  It has been a long, long time since I've been there.

I'll be watching for your details :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: TCB on May 07, 2008, 05:39:26 PM
George was correct (as always)!  CAMELOT is only being shown on our PBS station's HD channel.  So, basically I am out luck.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 05:39:28 PM
Hi Danise.  I'm glad you had a nice day :D


HAVE A GREAT 50TH YEAR![/b]
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:40:30 PM
I think the place was on the train station side, can't be sure.  It was on the left, by the wall, as you walked into the area.  I thought all they made were taquitos, could be wrong.  I didn't think it was an avacado sauce, I could be wrong & things could have changed.  Where was the stand.  It has been a long, long time since I've been there.

I'll be watching for your details :)

Well, when I get back down there, I'll check out the places on both on ends and take pictures! :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:40:48 PM
This weekend I bought two books at Powell's Book Store....the next day my visa card company called and said there was unusual activity on my credit card. When I called Visa they told me the unusual activity was the purchase of the two books at Powell's Book Store.

I think maybe I should feel insulted by that. (...and I can hear Elmore laughing right now)

Umm... I'm laughing too.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:42:02 PM
DR Danise - You fell "off" your car?  WHOA!  In any case, I'm glad to hear that both you and your car are all right.  *And maybe you could use some of that birthday money for a proper car wash?  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 05:43:27 PM
George was correct (as always)!  CAMELOT is only being shown on our PBS station's HD channel.  So, basically I am out luck.

No you're not. ;D

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:44:20 PM
Jose, is this the Metro station you were referring to?




Yes, it is.  Thanks, DR DerB.  I shall try to snap a picture of those sculptures from below - I think their full whimsical effect is, well, more effective from that viewpoint.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:45:29 PM
And speaking of Camelot... While I was on the plane, I caught the rebroadcast of last night's "Colbert Report", and Nathan Gunn was one of the special guests.  A very fun and funny interview!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:45:55 PM
No you're not. ;D



-Oh, I may need your "assistance" with this one too, DR George.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 05:47:01 PM
And speaking of Camelot... While I was on the plane, I caught the rebroadcast of last night's "Colbert Report", and Nathan Gunn was one of the special guests.  A very fun and funny interview!

I'll try to record the rebroadcast at 8:30 (PDT) tonight. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 05:47:23 PM
-Oh, I may need your "assistance" with this one too, DR George.  ;)

I'll start a list.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:47:35 PM
DR Danise - You fell "off" your car?  WHOA!  In any case, I'm glad to hear that both you and your car are all right.  *And maybe you could use some of that birthday money for a proper car wash?  ;)

Yeah, only I could pull that one off.  I was washing the roof and some soap got under my feet.  I started slipping backwards and had nothing to grab onto soooo  I went back and over the hood.

I realized how lucky I was while laying in bed that night.  If there had been a branch or a rock, I could have been very badly hurt.   I was lucky that I only got a sore shoulder out of it.

My bed was a help with that because I set it to vibrate and it took all the pain away.   ;D  

I'm still very happy with my new bed.  Best money I've spent in a very long time.  
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:48:41 PM
And as for Glory Days closing after just one performance, well...

The person I really feel "sorry" for is the composer, Nick Blaemire.  Again, he's just such a good guy.  However, he's also in Cry Baby, which will most likely shutter sooner rather than later.

On the bright side, how many 23-year olds can say that they were on Broadway TWICE(!) during one season as an actor and as a writer?  I'm pretty sure that that is a pretty slim list.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:48:56 PM
Hi, DR Danise!  Sounds like you had a festive birthday at work.

Hi DR Ginny!  I did.   :D
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Danise on May 07, 2008, 05:49:37 PM
Hi DR Jane!  So has Spring finely come to your area?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 05:51:15 PM
Hmm... Now I need to decide what to do for dinner.  My friend, Chris, has a tech rehearsal somewhere on the south end of West Hollywood, and he could drop me off somewhere en route.  However, I think I may just walk over to Yuca's for some tacos al carbon, and then maybe treat myself to something sweet and slushy at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.  Hmm...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 05:51:26 PM
Hi Danise! I'm glad you had a good birthday day at work!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 06:06:57 PM
Well, it's finally going to happen!  My sister, her boyfriend and my niece are going to come over to my place tonight (in about a half hour, actually) and help me set up my TV stand!!  I got part of it put together last night, so all they really need to do is help with the attaching of the TV to the stand's post.  That will need three people.  After that, I should be able to hook up all of my components (VCR, DVR, DVD player, DVD burner...and maybe even stereo equipment) to the TV!!  I will need to get a heavy duty power strip, but I think that for tonight, I'll be okay.  YEA!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 06:07:44 PM
I'll be back with updates. :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:10:33 PM
Well, when I get back down there, I'll check out the places on both on ends and take pictures! :)

That might help me :)  If not it will be fun.  I have so many wonderful childhood memories when Alvaro Street was small and quaint.  It seems to me the toquito place was always there, and always busy.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:14:21 PM
Hi DR Jane!  So has Spring finely come to your area?

Just as we think it is here to stay it gets cold again.  It was very chilly this morning while I was hiking.  The sun and spring returned this afternoon, while I was inside.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:15:37 PM
DR George-looking forward to the updates and the photos.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:29:10 PM
I did not hike alone this morning.  I went up to the mountains with three other people.  Usually our hikes are on nicely maintained trails, some better maintained than others.  This time of year the higher trails have not been cleaned up yet, nor are they usually this bad.  There were trees down all across the trail.  Combined with snow the trail felt more like a fun obstacle course.  Suddenly the trail completely disappeared under a long patch of snow.  It took at least half an hour (obviously we went the wrong way) of foraging up the hills to find the path again.  My shoes, jeans and gloves were wet & I had a few mini punctures where I had grabbed onto thorny branches to pull myself up an embankment.  

All in all it was loads of fun even if my muscles are somewhat sore.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 06:29:14 PM
Jose, if you want the best cole slaw EVER hie yourself over to the Pantry and order the setup.  
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:31:49 PM
DR Jose, Keith's cousin got tickets for INTO THE HEIGHTS using the playbill discount.  Thank you for your help.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:34:01 PM
Jose, if you want the best cole slaw EVER hie yourself over to the Pantry and order the setup.  

Better than Nate 'n' Al's?  :o
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 06:47:02 PM
The Pantry cole slaw is the best, bar none, that I've ever eaten.  It's completely addictive.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
I suppose I shall now watch a motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 06:47:52 PM
Colony Records in NY just ordered ten Evening Primrose.  How bad did they want it?  They paid full price.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 06:48:08 PM
Heaven only knows what they'll charge.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:48:58 PM
bk, in the days leading up to the opening of Brain3, you wrote that you had added a new line to The Brain Tap sequence.  You never said what the line was.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:50:03 PM
Heaven only knows what they'll charge.

The purchaser's first born.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:52:30 PM
Thank you, DR Edisaurus!   :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: singdaw on May 07, 2008, 06:53:01 PM
Glad to see that DR JoseSPiano is eating his way through LA has arrived safely.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 06:55:51 PM
DR Jose, if you do get to the pantry (http://www.pantrycafe.com) please find out if they sell their cole slaw to any places in West L.A., or Beverly Hills.  We don't get out to that area very often since our family keeps us busy on the west side of the city.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Jane on May 07, 2008, 07:09:39 PM
'night
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 07:43:51 PM
Singdaw - oh, yeah, that line.  Not adding it to the official script - it's really a kind of line that only Mark Rothman could say.  When the voiceulator translates one of the mark's thoughts as "Hmmm, did I set my TIVO to record Deal Or No Deal," the Brain says the original line, "This is boggling my mind" and then adds, "What's TIVO?  Do I need that?"  It got a huge laugh at the preview, but has sort of died since - I'll probably cut it if it continues not to work.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 07:44:30 PM
I'm a little taken aback I must say, at the fact that there's no one in the jernt at seven-thirty.  Are we really WUSSBURGERING that early now?
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 07:44:58 PM
I feel there could be a bitch-slapping marathon coming up all too soon.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 07:45:13 PM
Well, back to the motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 07:45:23 PM
Good Evening!

It sure is nice(???) having an "extra" three hours added to my day today.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 07:46:28 PM
DR Jane - You're welcome (re: the Playbill.com discount code).

As for The Pantry, well... I think I already have a few other places I want to check out in that part of town, so... ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 07, 2008, 07:50:20 PM
The Goldstein girls came over, and we were looking at caterpillars and legumes.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 07:54:06 PM
In other news...

I just decided to walk around for a bit just to reacquaint myself with the area.  It's amazing how much has not changed since I was last here four years ago.  On the plus side, it's nice to see some of the familiar places still in place.  On the minus side, a lot of the building in this neighborhood look like they did four years ago - and probably haven't been cleaned/painted/refurbished since then.  ???

In any case...

I walked over to Vermont to check out the cluster of restaurants over there.  House of Pies, Capriccio, Fred 62, etc., etc.  I was going to dine at Fred 62, but decided I didn't want such a big - and most likely greasy - dinner, so I hopped into a little Japanese place called Mako.  Very small, very funky, very bare bones.  But the prices were cheap - most of the combos were around $5.00. I tried their tempura (shrimp and vegetables) and squid teriyaki combo.  Very good, and the whole meal was prepared just a few feet in front of me.  I would say I would go back there for another meal while I'm in town, but I believe I have some other places to check off my list.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 07:59:26 PM
On the walk back, I stopped into Alcove (http://alcovecafe.com/) to see what treats they had in their dessert case.  Well, the selection was a bit overwhelming, so I just asked the guy at the register what kind of cake I should have tonight.  Chocolate, or no chocolate?.  Chocolate!  So, he cut me off a very generous slice of their Chocolate Truffle Cake...

...And I just had about five bites of it - well, maybe six or seven - and I shall have to save the rest for later.  Very good, but very, very, very rich.

*I would have gotten a slice of their Blue(!) Velvet Cake, but they had just sold the last slice as I was walking in.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:02:14 PM
...Of course, as soon as walk out of Alcove, I notice a new-ish storefront across the street: Hollywood Gelato.

Well, I did stop in, but I did not get a cup to go.  -However, I did sample their Fig gelato - YUM!  Next time...
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:05:48 PM
OH!  Speak of the devil - well, at least the neighborhood... Here's an article from the New York Times about the 'hood I'm staying in... And it even mentions a couple of the places I just mentioned.  ;)

No Wheels? No Problem (http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/travel/08surfacing.html)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:08:16 PM
Heaven only knows what they'll charge.

Hmm... I may just have to set foot in Colony to see what they end pricing it at.  *The last time I checked on a single-disc, currently available title, they had it listed at $29.99(!!!!??!!!??!!!).  I'm guessing "EP" will go for $34.99.

*Everytime I see people going in there, I always want to tell them, "Save your money!!  Walk down Broadway a couple more blocks and go to Virgin!!!!"
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:12:46 PM
An interesting night of choices to watch. I began by watching SCARY MOVIE 4 on HD-DVD.

I had to review the first SCARY MOVIE (on Blu-ray) several months ago, and I saw SCARY MOVIE 4 on HBO-HD (or one of the pay cable channels) several months ago, too. Silly, stupid, absurd, bad, but I have to admit I did laugh at some of the Tom Cruise take-offs (Craig Bierko plays Tom Cruise - called Tom Ryan in the movie). Of course, he's about 8 inches taller than Mr. Cruise in real life.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:14:14 PM
The movie looked very good, super in fact, on HD-DVD.

Then I watched the blooper reel on the film. Pretty funny.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:15:34 PM
I had about an hour, so I put in SUMMER STOCK (which I haven't watched since I got it in that musical box a year or so ago). It's a very nice transfer with solid color. I didn't have time to finish it, of course, but I will at some point in the next day or two.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:16:01 PM
I flipped over to see who went home on IDOL. Not a surprise and totally warranted by last night's performance.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:17:07 PM
I ended the evening with tonight's LAW & ORDER. A very interesting episode with Rubirosa having to defend the client rather than second chairing with the D.A. Good case with some neat surprises.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:18:38 PM
Tomorrow, I'll be reviewing the HD-DVD of AUGUST RUSH. This will be my first (and likely my last) official HD-DVD review. The film is 113 minutes long and there seems to be only one bonus feature so I should be able to do it tomorrow even with the deluge of TV programs which appear on Thursday.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:21:34 PM
I'm back from CAMELOT, which was mediocre and not very classy; Moss Hart was a classy director, and the show has elegance. I remember seeing the National Company with Arthur Treacher as Pellinore whenI was in high school, and the show was beautiful and very elegant. Lonny Price gave one of the best performances I ever saw in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, but he's not a tasteful director and the show is too busily directed.  Scenes that should be slow fly by too fast, and I don't know if the laughs land because of the comedy timing of the actors or the director. I suspect the former.

I think the dancers prance way too much, that someone should have checked out how well the wonderful actor Gabriel Byrne could sing or speak rhythmically (it's painful), and that the best performance is Mr Gunn's who acts the role with a wonderful French accent and sings magnificently. I also loved Fran Drescher, who should have been given all of "The Persuasion" and not tonight's cut down version, Stacy Keach, and Christopher Lloyd. Marc Kudisch, Will Swenson, and Chris Sieber were wonderful and deserved a second act "Fie On Goodness" and Bobby Steggert in a frighteningly misdirected choice played Mordred as a pissy, prissy flaming queen who thought she was playing the first scene of MAME. God, he was awful, and I've seen him be wonderful.

As for Marin Mazzie, I loved her in RAGTIME and KISS ME, KATE and I thought she was a good choice for the role of Guenevere. Tonight  thought she wasn't patrician enough. She was less River Avon and more Avon Lady.

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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:22:04 PM
Hmm... Just checking out the menu and other info about The Pantry... Maybe I'll go there for breakfast. ;)

-Oh!  Apparently the secret to their "addictive" coleslaw: horseradish.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:24:37 PM
DR elmore - What?!?!? No "Fie on Goodness"?!?!?!?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:27:24 PM
I flipped over to see who went home on IDOL. Not a surprise and totally warranted by last night's performance.

But "Idol" hasn't come on yet... Oh, nevermind... That's right, I'm not on the Left Coast. ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:27:50 PM
I should also add that this was the first performance and by the end of the week, it may be wonderful. I really don't think it's ready for taping at the moment, but tomorrow night's the big PBS moment. Much as I was disappointed, I wish them well.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:30:49 PM
DR elmore - What?!?!? No "Fie on Goodness"?!?!?!?

There were so many stupid choices on display, but this was one of the biggest: Sieber, Swenson, and Kudisch are wonderful in "Take Me To The Fair" and they should have got a second act number with the men's chorus.

I cannot believe I saw a magnificent MUSIC MAN two weeks ago that made this look like "Fanny's First Play!"
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:31:41 PM
I should also add that this was the first performance and by the end of the week, it may be wonderful. I really don't think it's ready for taping at the moment, but tomorrow night's the big PBS moment. Much as I was disappointed, I wish them well.

I was actually surprised when they announced that they would only get one full run-through/performance under their belts before being broadcast/taped.  -Were they "blocking" for the cameras tonight?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 08:37:26 PM
...And I keep hoping that they'll broadcast - or at least record - the upcoming Show Boat concert at Carnegie Hall.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:46:56 PM
I was actually surprised when they announced that they would only get one full run-through/performance under their belts before being broadcast/taped.  -Were they "blocking" for the cameras tonight?

Yep, there was a camera onstage, and I sat next to one in the first tier.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 08:47:57 PM
Jose, if you go there for breakfast (and their breakfasts are HUGE), save room to try the coleslaw.  
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:48:25 PM
...And I keep hoping that they'll broadcast - or at least record - the upcoming Show Boat concert at Carnegie Hall.

Nathan Gunn just went from being an opera hunk to a musical theatre queen's dream tonight. I wonder if anyone's asked his management about replacing Paulo Szot in SOUTH PACIFIC?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 07, 2008, 08:48:32 PM
Heading down now to go to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: elmore3003 on May 07, 2008, 08:49:02 PM
...And I keep hoping that they'll broadcast - or at least record - the upcoming Show Boat concert at Carnegie Hall.

I got invited to the dress on June 10(???) today!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 08:49:34 PM
I have no interest in seeing anything Mr. Price directs - for stage, for TV or anywhere.  He is not an interesting director, and after his shenanigans with Night Of The Hunter I wouldn't entrust with a show EVER.  Anyone who would cut The Lord Will Provide, one of the best character introduction numbers I've ever heard is a first-class poor director.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 08:51:03 PM
I'm trying to get up the energy to finish the motion picture on DVD.  Right now I'm listening to Don Sebeskey's Symphonic Sondheim - I haven't heard it since it came out.  Some of it is really nice, but the mastering is terrible - you get those really quiet moments so that you have to turn the player up, then you immediately get the section that's too loud.  They should redo it.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 08:51:14 PM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 08:52:02 PM
Okay, I guess I'm gonna finish the movie.
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Post by: FJL on May 07, 2008, 08:53:06 PM
Has this been posted here.  Health benefits of having a huge ass.  It may be harder ot find love, but you may live longer!


http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1374576/having_a_big_bottom_could_protect_you_from_diabetes/


What was that line on The Simpsons?  You want a Hugh Jass?  Hey, someone on the phone is looking for a Hugh Jass!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: FJL on May 07, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
There was a discussion on All That Chat of the "fat ass" of the star of PASSING STRANGE, so this seemed on topic there, too, today anyway.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 08:55:50 PM
I hope everyone is doing well.  I don't have much to tell.

I fell off the car this past weekend while I washing it and landed flat on my back but there was no damage.   To the car or myself.  :)  I learned that at age 50, one should pay the five dollars to have someone else do the car washing.  I'll never attempt it again.

Well, you must be pretty light to stand on top of the car and cause no damage
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 08:58:41 PM
DR Jose, Keith's cousin got tickets for INTO THE HEIGHTS using the playbill discount.  Thank you for your help.

Loved it. Hope they do too
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 09:05:13 PM
Have a great time in L.A., DR Jose.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:12:58 PM
I got invited to the dress on June 10(???) today!

I wanna go too!

-Although, since I played for a couple of casting sessions, well.. Hmm...
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 07, 2008, 09:13:34 PM
Time for this cowgirl to hit the hay.  Good night
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:13:59 PM
Have a great time in L.A., DR Jose.

Already am, DR Cillaliz.  Already am! :)
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:15:19 PM
Jose, if you go there for breakfast (and their breakfasts are HUGE), save room to try the coleslaw.  

They apparently serve a really good Corned Beef Hash, so....  Hmm... :)  -And since I'll be by myself, I can just sit at the counter.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:15:46 PM
-And, yes, I already plan on taking a nice run in Griffith Park tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:16:36 PM
I got invited to the dress on June 10(???) today!

That's only a month away at this point!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 09:34:23 PM
OY!  Now that has/had to be the stupidest Ford commercial/video ever!  -On "Idol" that is.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JMK on May 07, 2008, 09:50:41 PM
Re:  Camelot.  I went to high school with the son of Robert Peterson, who was Goulet's understudy and ultimate replacement in the OBC (in fact I think Bob ended up doing more perfs on Bway than Goulet IIRC).  I love the show, but I have always felt that incredibly long first act was a death-knell.  I don't think I've ever seen a production where the first act comes in anywhere much under two hours.
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: td on May 07, 2008, 10:03:56 PM
George was correct (as always)!  CAMELOT is only being shown on our PBS station's HD channel.  So, basically I am out luck.

You could always come and watch it with me. . . ;)
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2008, 10:17:17 PM
Finished the motion picture on DVD.
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Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:25:36 PM
Well, it's finally going to happen!  My sister, her boyfriend and my niece are going to come over to my place tonight (in about a half hour, actually) and help me set up my TV stand!!  I got part of it put together last night, so all they really need to do is help with the attaching of the TV to the stand's post.  That will need three people.  After that, I should be able to hook up all of my components (VCR, DVR, DVD player, DVD burner...and maybe even stereo equipment) to the TV!!  I will need to get a heavy duty power strip, but I think that for tonight, I'll be okay.  YEA!!

I'M WATCHING MY PANASONIC 50" PLASMA HD-TV!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:25:53 PM
And it's actually working!! :D
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Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:26:18 PM
Here's a picture of the frame that I assembled all by myself last night:

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t127/georged55/TVframe-01.jpg)
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Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:26:46 PM
And here's the finished product after my sister, her boyfriend and my niece came over tonight to get the rest of it put together and the TV hung!

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t127/georged55/TV-02.jpg)

(I put in "Legally Blonde" that I got from my local library.)

Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:28:50 PM
I took these with my cell phone camera, so they're not great pictures.  But it's all up and running!!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 07, 2008, 11:53:27 PM
Nice Media Set-Up, DR George!
Title: Re:THE ENJOYABLE WEEK
Post by: George on May 07, 2008, 11:54:53 PM
Nice Media Set-Up, DR George!

Thanks!  I finally got off my butt and got it all set up. :)