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Title: AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 12:15:14 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes flowed quietly, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently flowing quietly on the road to nowheresville.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 12:15:54 AM
And the word of the day is: MOIETY!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 12:17:25 AM
And a happy haineshisway.com birthday to Paulie.  Don't really remember who that is but happy birthday anyway.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 12:17:42 AM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 12:22:38 AM
BK - Yes, Friday for The Brain.  :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 12:23:34 AM
OK... It's late... My body-clock feels like it's later... Or something like that.

Goodnight.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 12:34:56 AM
I've been checking out the new TV with a new HD DVR, but I still have quite a few things on my original (standard) DVR that I need to either watch and delete or record before I turn it back in to Comcast, so that's what I will be doing for the next few days.  

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 12:35:35 AM
So, it's time for me to get to sleep.  Good night, BK.  And Jose, welcome back to the left coast!  
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 12:36:07 AM
Oh...I just noticed that Adriana's here, too.  Good night, Adriana! :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 01:03:36 AM
I, too, shall toddle off to the bedroom environment.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 01:25:47 AM
Here is Albert Einstein.  But if you back away from your computer by about 10 feet, it's Marilyn Monroe!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 02:09:38 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR George, on getting everything all set up.  May it provide you with many years of enjoyment!  :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 03:24:19 AM
*DON'T FORGET!!  FIRST-CLASS MAIL COSTS 42 CENTS COME MONDAY!!*[/size][/color]
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 03:24:47 AM
Unless you have a stash of "Forever" stamps!   :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 03:32:57 AM
I wonder if Colony will put Primrose up on their website, or in-store only?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 03:33:26 AM
Thanks for the report on Camelot, DR elmore3003!   :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2008, 03:38:34 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  Just popping in early to tell y'all that I will be E & T most of the day.  I'm attending a Grant Writing Made Easy seminar at the Dayton Convention Center.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 04:01:41 AM
Dear BK -

Take DR Jose to a Claim Jumper.  Cheesecake Factories are everywhere.  Claim Jumpers are only located on the West Coast, plus Colorado and Illinois for some reason.  A more unique experience.

Get him a slice of their Chocolate Motherlode Cake (according to their website, a "Super Moist Slice of our Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Chips, Fresh Walnuts and Chocolate Fudge Frosting"), and take a stopwatch.  I want to know how long it takes Jose to finish a slice.  And he will, if I know our DR Jose, he will!






 ;D

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 04:04:51 AM
And the word of the day is: MOIETY!
There will be no MOIETY when it comes to DR Jose and his slice of Chocolate Motherlode Cake!

Well, maybe there will be, if you ask him nicely.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 04:06:26 AM
Professor MOIETY loved to slice up London and give shares of the city to his criminal minions.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 04:14:35 AM
I will be glad when this killer workweek is over.

It's all because of the Grand Re-Opening of the store, which takes place tomorrow.  I haven't had a day off since last Wednesday, and every day this week has been a full eight hours, split between the traning for the billing desk and cashiering.

We've got several new people working the cash registers, and I've barely had a chance to even simply say hello.  That's not like me - I like to give the newbies as much encouragement as I can.

That, plus the deadline for designs for this year's employee summer t-shirt is tomorrow.  I'm turning mine in today - a graphic of a dolphin leaping into the air over the sea at sunset.  Der Brucer thinks I did a decent job.

Any television tonight will have to be put on hold - I'm behind on my sleep, and have to be in at work tomorrow at six in the morn, looking sharp.

Time to get going.  Hasta la.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 04:47:37 AM
"Now.  Left hand...Red!"
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/SCJ3s54varI/AAAAAAAABe0/uVyp9jC55nY/s400/Castro+2.jpg)


photo:   The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 04:48:40 AM
***GRAND RE-OPENING & CALMING VIBES***[/size][/color]
for DR SWW!!!![/size][/color]
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2008, 04:50:50 AM
Good morning, all! I forgot to mention last night that I hear this new version of BRIGADOON is to be ascored for an all-Celtic band. I guess they're hoping for a prequel to RIVER DANCE. But what happens when they get to the 1940s ballads?

I was amazed last night at the small number of posts on CAMELOT on the chat boards; everyone was too busy raving about NO NO NANETTE at Encores!

Today, back to Toyland, several errands, and perhaps a discussion with my brother Randy: he and Macbeth have  been thinking, since my dad's property isn't selling, that perhaps they should rent the house. To me, it's throwng good money away since the house has vermin issues from sitting empty for 24 months, mold issues, needs a new furnace, and will be torn down when it's sold to be converted to offices, a motel, aparking lot, or worse. I think we should sell but I fear that they will hold out for a high price and this albatross will hang around our necks for way too long when a dcent selling price could be drawing interest in good investment.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2008, 05:01:09 AM
Hi Larry, did you get my phone message yesterday?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 05:01:12 AM
DR elmore3003:  Not that you asked, but as a former rental manager, I have to say that I concur with you 150%.  That would be a nightmare.  Dispose of the property now, and be done with it!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2008, 05:07:51 AM
Hi Larry, did you get my phone message yesterday?

DR FJL, I did, and I was going to call you in a bit from Toyland. I should be in by 9:30.

Did you finish all your Godivas, or do you have better self-control than I?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2008, 05:08:49 AM
DR elmore3003:  Not that you asked, but as a former rental manager, I have to say that I concur with you 150%.  That would be a nightmare.  Dispose of the property now, and be done with it!

DR singdaw, I thank you for your opinion. I love one of my brothers immensely and I wonder at times where his head may be!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 05:43:11 AM
OMG, OMG!!!!

Digging in the HHW Recipe archives, I finally discovered what FLOOP is!!!!!    :D

And it wasn't at all what I was expecting!   ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2008, 05:44:56 AM
Suddenly, I'm back on site! At 7:30 am, I was told there were "too many connections." At 7:50 things were fine. Five minutes ago, I was told "too many connections" and couldn't get back on the site. What the hell is going on? Is there a physical cyber reason for all the connections? Are there so many visitors? Is it my computer?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

And I'm outa here!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 05:55:55 AM
I have gotten the "too many connections" message at various times throughout this morning, also...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 05:59:58 AM
And here, for your edification, is the RIVER DON itself! :D
(http://www.doncaster-and-district-angling-association.co.uk/images/fisheries-images/river-don/river-don-sprotborough.jpg)
Please note how quietly it flows.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 06:18:29 AM
***SEMINAR VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR Ginny!![/size][/color]
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 08, 2008, 06:38:54 AM
And the word of the day is: MOIETY!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  TWO BY TWO
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:01:34 AM
Tonight on tv for me:

The 2nd to last episode of SURVIVOR. After last week's fantastic episode i just can't wait!

UGLY BETTY

LOST
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:03:20 AM
I cannot believe the news about GLORY DAYS closing on Broadway after only 1 show (and previews). I didn't realize that happened anymore.

Tonight on PBS, Live at Licoln Center Camelot.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 07:34:56 AM
Good morning!

It had rained by the time I got up this morning (8:30, very late for me), and it's still overcast. Don't know how much more rain we'll see.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 07:41:29 AM
bk, unless you got an alternate region DVD of SWEENEY TODD, it's not a Warners release, at least not in region 1.

And though I suspect it will eventually come out on Blu-ray, it was not among the intial Paramount-Dreamworks announcements that came out last week. (CLOVERFIELD and THERE WILL BE BLOOD were, both films released on sDVD in the same month as SWEENEY.)

Sometimes an sDVD transfer is just an sDVD transfer. Yes, I noticed problems with the encoding, too, but no more serious than in many other sDVD releases I've been watching with greater scrutiny for the last year and a half. I'm not much for conspiracy theories.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 07:43:54 AM
TV Reminders:

ABC's terrific line-up: UGLY BETTY, GREY'S ANATOMY, LOST.

NBC's excellent line-up: MY NAME IS EARL, SCRUBS, THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK (season finale), ER.

CBS' very good line-up: SURVIVOR, CSI, WITHOUT A TRACE.

CW's very entertaining line-up: SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 07:47:31 AM
TOD:

I'd get Rob Marshall to remake A CHORUS LINE. He modified Fosse's choreography successfully enough in CHICAGO, and I think he could do the same for Michael Bennett's for A CHORUS LINE on screen. Lord knows, anything would be better than that mess that Jeffrey Hornaday contributed to Attenborough's inept version of the show.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 07:47:48 AM
Here is Albert Einstein.  But if you back away from your computer by about 10 feet, it's Marilyn Monroe!


Well I for one never saw them together.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 07:52:13 AM
Today I'll be watching the HD-DVD of AUGUST RUSH. I know next to nothing about the film, but I see the cast on the cover and that makes it seem appealing.

If I can get to it, I'd like to watch last night's CSI: NY at some point today. They've started a story arc to wind up the half-season long "taxi cab killer" scenario which I'll be glad to see gone. All the CSI shows now have taken to these multiple episode story arcs instead of close-ended mysteries in each episode. May make it more interesting for the writers, but there are enough serialized shows on TV. I'd like for some to stay with their original formats.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:03:36 AM
We're doing an early lunch today, so I need to head down and get cleaned up.

WBBL.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:06:00 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm still in Los Angeles/Los Feliz! :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:06:40 AM
...And I'm wondering where and what I'll be having for breakfast today. ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:07:44 AM
DR elmore - As for the lack of Camelot postings on the chat boards... I have a feeling the NY Phil pricing may have something to do with that.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 08:15:09 AM
It's official:  WHOOPI to host the Tonys.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:16:15 AM
Here is Albert Einstein.  But if you back away from your computer by about 10 feet, it's Marilyn Monroe!



And who do you see when you back 10 feet away from your mirror?





Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:20:36 AM
Dear BK -

Take DR Jose to a Claim Jumper.  Cheesecake Factories are everywhere.  Claim Jumpers are only located on the West Coast, plus Colorado and Illinois for some reason.  A more unique experience.

Get him a slice of their Chocolate Motherlode Cake (according to their website, a "Super Moist Slice of our Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Chips, Fresh Walnuts and Chocolate Fudge Frosting"), and take a stopwatch.  I want to know how long it takes Jose to finish a slice.  And he will, if I know our DR Jose, he will!






 ;D




Hmm...  Although, I think I'm more drawn to their Mud Pies.  ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:20:44 AM
I have gotten the "too many connections" message at various times throughout this morning, also...

And it's never once given you a moment's pause!    ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:22:38 AM
I cannot believe the news about GLORY DAYS closing on Broadway after only 1 show (and previews). I didn't realize that happened anymore.

Tonight on PBS, Live at Licoln Center Camelot.


Oy!  I'm already booked solid recording other shows I watch on Thursdays, plus I'm watching the shows I can't record.

I guess I'm going to have to miss it!   :(
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:23:45 AM
Really?  Jose and I are the ONLY two people logged on right now?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:24:27 AM
G'Day, Jose!

I know you're not in Australia, but it's closer than you were!  :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:25:59 AM
It's Thursday here in Oakland CA.

What day is it where you are?


;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:26:55 AM
G'Day, DR Ron Pulliam!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ben on May 08, 2008, 08:29:59 AM
It's official:  WHOOPI to host the Tonys.

And here's the link to the Playbill On-Line article.

Whoopi (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117539.html)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 08:31:24 AM
 And who do you see when you back 10 feet away from your mirror?

Fred Rogers!
(http://www.beliefnet.com/imgs/prayer_mile/user/41811/mrrogers.jpg)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 08:32:38 AM
Really?  Jose and I are the ONLY two people logged on right now?

What you lack in quantity you make up for in quality.    :-*
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:35:00 AM
Oh...

I do have to say that I was a little caught off guard by the weather when I landed yesterday.  It was cloudy, gray and only in the low 60s(!).  I guess the "May Gray" has settled in for a bit.  However, the skies did clear up a bit as the day went on, and the sunset last night was quite nice.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:36:59 AM
TV was a wasteland last night as far as I am concerned.  I couldn't find a thing to watch that remotely interested me.

So...I tackled the "big" movie in my DVR cache:  "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".  A major bomb in its day, this film was one of those ill-conceived desperation ploys that MGM took on trying to repeat the sensational success of "Ben-Hur."  (An expensive remake of "Cimarron" was another one). If they had gotten William Wyler on the picture, it "might" have worked, especially if he'd been given carte blanche overall..  Of course, Vincente Minnelli did a respectable job given all with which he had to contend, including an updating of the story from WWI to WWII and the casting of the film's two leads.  I have to say I rather enjoyed watching it although I confess I was doing so with an ear toward Sir Andre Previn's spectacular music score.  I've heard the score a hundred times on LP, and on the expanded (complete) CD issued by Rhino.  I'd always imagined greatness that was simply misunderstood.  It's not there, though.  That music was trying to save/rouse/inspire something nearly stillborn.  All the thoughts I'd "imagined" have now shrivelled against the reality of what I saw.

Lovely leading lady Ingrid Thulin was dubbed by Angela Lansbury, but even she could not inject enough "presence/charisma/chemistry" into what we see on the screen.  Glenn Ford was pretty good, but he was a bit old for the role and he and Thulin never seemed to "click"  (despite all the yearning and angst we are treated to that "may" have made more sense in the original cut of the film, which was some 34 minutes longer than the one released)  Suppotring cast members Charles Boyer and Lee J. Cobb and several others were superb.  Karl Boehm as "Heinrich", the German cousin of Argentinean Julio (Ford) was set dressing, at best, and looked more like a chorus boy in a Nazi uniform than anything "formidable".  (Boehm was a tad more effective as one of the Brothers Grimm, Laurence Harvey being the other).  Yvette Mimieux was totally "lovely", as always, as Chi-Chi, the headstrong girl swept up by the youth movement arm of the French resistance.  Sadly, all her dialogue seemed to be on a track that was distorted.  And given the histrionics in which the the character seemed to indulge, the distortion was all that much more noticeable.

The production values are pretty darned beautiful, although the archival footage of WWII Europe is not on a par with MGM's camerawork.

The "message" of the film isn't as profound as it might have been.  "The Old One" (Cobb) was central in spirit throughout.  He was a man who lived life for all its delights and surprises.  He valued freedom to live that life above all things.  Alas, his offspring married very different "types" of people. One side was very political and embraced any repression that led to power.  The other side was cavalier and gay (in the old sense), fully embracing the good life wherever they found it.  That was all very well pre- and post-WWI...but by updating the film, the message had been seriously filtered as most folks had experienced WWII (pre- and post-) and had nothing in their experience with which to relate the sentiments/message being espoused.  IMO, of course.

Oh, well.  It was worth watching, and I know I'll watch it again.  So....it can't be ALL that bad!

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:37:21 AM
Well, I'm gonna head out to get a bite to eat, most likely a smoothie of some sort from the Robek's down the street.  The short walk will be nice too.

Laters...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:37:45 AM
Fred Rogers!
(http://www.beliefnet.com/imgs/prayer_mile/user/41811/mrrogers.jpg)


LOL in my neighborhood!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:38:41 AM
A cardigan sweater does not a neighbor make.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 08:46:27 AM
DR JoseSPiano - what happened to the corned beef hash plan?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 08:49:16 AM
OMG, OMG!!!!

Digging in the HHW Recipe archives, I finally discovered what FLOOP is!!!!!    :D

And it wasn't at all what I was expecting!   ;D

 ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 08:52:04 AM
Horseradish, hmmm, not sure I would prefer that to Nate ‘n Als coleslaw.

DR Geeorge, what a perfect arrangement you have for your new stand, etc.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 08:52:39 AM
Well I for one never saw them together.

That's the beauty of it!  See how well their plan worked?    8)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 08:54:46 AM
A cardigan sweater does not a neighbor make.


Has someone some not-so-pleasant memories of our dearly departed Fred Rogers?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 08:54:54 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Looks like it might be a pretty day out today.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 08:58:17 AM
On hold with Pitney Bowes - they sent a letter on how to update the machine for the rate change, only it doesn't work.  Not for me, not for anyone apparently.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 09:00:31 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Looks like it might be a pretty day out today.


It's a lovely day today
So whatever you've got to do
You've got a lovely day to do it in, that's true

And if you've got something that must be done
And it can only be done by one
There is nothing more to say
Except it's a lovely day for saying
It's a lovely day

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 09:02:44 AM
Matt H, I was very, very disappointed in August Rush.  I’ll save my comments until after you have watched it.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:04:52 AM
Yesterday I called the provided number and they couldn't help.  They gave me another number.  I called.  They were already closed.  I called this morning.  The person I got said she had to get me to a specialist while sending off a vibe that she didn't know what I was talking about, even though a woman the other day said she'd gotten "tons" of calls from people having problems.


Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 09:05:00 AM
My favorite Fred Rogers lyric:

Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree.

I love you,
Yes I do,
I love you,
Yes I do!


:D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 09:05:54 AM
I think bk is being gaslit.  A litbit.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:05:59 AM
On the phone with the specialist.  He, too, says he isn't aware of this problem for which tons of people have called.  He's talking to someone else whilst I'm on hold.  I'm about to call the customer service number and make a major complaint.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 09:10:25 AM
Matt H, I was very, very disappointed in August Rush.  

Not to mention the bum's rush!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
My favorite Fred Rogers lyric:

Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree,
Tree tree tree.

I love you,
Yes I do,
I love you,
Yes I do!


:D

Set to a Philip Glass tune?

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 09:13:44 AM
Isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?    :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:19:26 AM
Rain here.....DR CILLA LIZ - you would have brightened up Miz Hillary's contingent mightily had you been standing behind her in Indiana the other night.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:20:09 AM
DR EDISAURUS - wow!  That's kind of what happened with the official history of WFBM which was published the year after Frances Farmer was fired....six years at the station and she isn't EVEN mentioned!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:21:01 AM
Raining here.......GLORY DAYS closing....will it be recorded?  CAMELOT on tonight.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 09:29:52 AM
In the immortal words of Sir Lancealot

C'est Moi!

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

der Brucer

I told the barber to make me younger - not meaner >:(
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:32:54 AM
Smile darn ya, smile!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 09:41:01 AM
You're never fully dressed without a smile!   :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:45:12 AM
I am a Top Instant Banana!  Love my hat, DR derBRUCER.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 09:45:39 AM
Grand Re-Opening Vibes for DR SWW tomorrow!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 09:47:53 AM
Set to a Philip Glass tune?

der Brucer

Tune in this instance being a euphemism.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:03:54 AM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 10:08:01 AM
RE: CAMELOT  (either not being on tonight or people having too many other shows to record tonight)

Check your listings.I'm sure many PBS stations have it but at different times.

For instance in my tv it is showing tonight fom 1am-3:30am. and i see it is also on on saturday.

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 10:09:01 AM
I heard about Whoopi Goldberg hosting the tonys this year. Hopefully she will promot the show a lot on the VIEW.  And maybe that coupled with her hosting will make the ratings higher.

Btw, does anyone know why the Tonys are on Father's day (june 15th) vs the 2nd sunday in june?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 10:09:31 AM
DR JOSE had to go to California to get a French Dip?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 10:13:24 AM
I am really curious to see what will happen on SURVIVOR tonight.


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The previews last week showed everyone trying to get Erik to vote with them??? I can't really figure out why this would happen. Unless he wins immunity again. I mean won't cirie/amanda/parv stick together?

I suppose cirie could decide to instead team up with natalie. But since she doesn't really know her. And since cirie prefers a sure thing i can't see why they wouldn't just a) vote out erik and b) stick to the favorites alliance of cirie/parv/amanda.

Unless amanda and parv decide they'd rather have erik than cirie. But i don't see that at all.

So is the preview just misleading?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 10:15:55 AM
Dear BK -

Take DR Jose to a Claim Jumper.  Cheesecake Factories are everywhere.

Ditto---my thoughts precisely!

My DH and I watched a PBS documentary about ice cream last night. Some of the shops were in the D.C. area and we were both betting that DR Jose had been to them. Can't remember the names, though.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 10:22:55 AM
I am really curious to see what will happen on SURVIVOR tonight.


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The previews last week showed everyone trying to get Erik to vote with them??? I can't really figure out why this would happen. Unless he wins immunity again. I mean won't cirie/amanda/parv stick together?

I suppose cirie could decide to instead team up with natalie. But since she doesn't really know her. And since cirie prefers a sure thing i can't see why they wouldn't just a) vote out erik and b) stick to the favorites alliance of cirie/parv/amanda.

Unless amanda and parv decide they'd rather have erik than cirie. But i don't see that at all.

So is the preview just misleading?


What is missing is "context".  We don't know what might have transpired before the scenes you saw.  Erik might well win the immunity idol.  Amanda may need to pull Erik out of the clutches of Natalie and level with him about what is going on behind his back.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 10:23:33 AM
DR JOSE had to go to California to get a French Dip?

It was closer than Paris, I guess!  :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 10:25:55 AM
a French Dip?

There are plenty of American Dips, too.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 10:26:15 AM
Right here in America.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 10:30:08 AM
Miss Blue Moon's pen went home with my cousin yesterday, so I think I will plant a nice flower garden where she used to run. :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 10:30:37 AM
Right here in America.

Ain't that the truth!  ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 10:32:25 AM
Snark Relief Department:

DS Betsy just sent me this:

http://www.sarcasma.net/sarcasma_002.htm (http://www.sarcasma.net/sarcasma_002.htm)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 10:53:55 AM
Well I for one never saw them together.

Then you have never seen the movie INSIGNIFIGANCE.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 10:56:07 AM
Good Morning!  Good Afternoon!

-Just wanted to cover both coasts.  ;)

After getting one of Robek's Açai Bowls, I just went ahead and kept walking down Hillhurst to Hollywood Blvd... Over to Vermont... Up to Los Feliz Blvd... Then back to the apartment.  A very nice walk.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 10:56:25 AM
I thought Sarcasma was one of the X-Men
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 10:57:03 AM
There are plenty of American Dips, too.

Always remember, though, that it takes one to call one!  :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 10:59:13 AM
DR JoseSPiano - what happened to the corned beef hash plan?

Well... I almost hopped on the Metro while I was out walking - it would have been a ten minutes ride down to where The Pantry is, so...  However, I think I may be heading there for lunch today instead.  However (once again), I notice that they have Roast Beef Hash listed as a Friday Daily Special, so..  We shall see.

*I do need to head down to Union Station to get my weekly pass for the Metro - they start selling them for the following week on Thursdays - so, I may just do the Olvera street food scene today.  But again, we shall see.  ;)

**I'm also meeting up with a friend of mine tonight for dinner - we worked together years ago - so I need to ration my food intake today.  ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:00:50 AM
Ditto---my thoughts precisely!

My DH and I watched a PBS documentary about ice cream last night. Some of the shops were in the D.C. area and we were both betting that DR Jose had been to them. Can't remember the names, though.

OH!  I've seen that documentary, and I do recall those place - but, I, too, can't remember the names... And, actually, I don't think I've been to those places either.  -Although, I think there was one listed in Georgetown, and I may have been there.  I think.  ???
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:03:43 AM
Oohhh... My friend is having major car issues this morning... something rattling in his exhaust system, and a just-discovered dead battery... So... I guess I'll be hanging out here for a while until AAA arrives.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:06:55 AM
OH!

DR edisaurus - Was that "The Ice Cream Show"?  If so, I have been to Carl's in Fredericksburg, VA, for their frozen custard.  So worth the side trip off of I-95 during my trips back and forth between Richmond and DC.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 11:11:14 AM
DR Jose:  Is this a culinary tour of L.A.?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 11:12:34 AM
RE: CAMELOT  (either not being on tonight or people having too many other shows to record tonight)

Check your listings.I'm sure many PBS stations have it but at different times.

For instance in my tv it is showing tonight fom 1am-3:30am. and i see it is also on on saturday.



Interestingly...or not...it turns out the local PBS (KQED) is NOT showing it any time between now and Monday.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 11:13:25 AM
Car fixing vibes for the Friend of DR JOSE.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:14:33 AM
DR Jose:  Is this a culinary tour of L.A.?

Yes and No.

I'm mainly out here right now to not be in NYC for a couple of days.  I still love my Big Apple, but some time away is always a good thing.  "Food" is just a vacational hazard, so to speak.  ;)

*There are some funky shops I've been reading about too, and I also want to check out the area around the Disney Concert Hall since it was just being developed/finished the last time I was out here.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:16:14 AM
Oh... Roast Beef Hash is a special on Saturdays.... Hmm...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 11:24:44 AM
Yes and No.

I'm mainly out here right now to not be in NYC for a couple of days.  I still love my Big Apple, but some time away is always a good thing.  "Food" is just a vacational hazard, so to speak.  ;)

*There are some funky shops I've been reading about too, and I also want to check out the area around the Disney Concert Hall since it was just being developed/finished the last time I was out here.

Any chance you might visit any "famous" cemeteries?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 11:27:15 AM
.. Roast Beef Hash is a special on Saturdays....

They have the regular Roast Beast every day.   ;)

(http://sononis.com/blog/roastbeast.jpg)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:28:24 AM
Any chance you might visit any "famous" cemeteries?

Yes, actually.  I also want to walk around Beverly Hills since I only drove through it the last time I was here.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 11:28:51 AM
I thought Sarcasma was one of the X-Men

Either that, or one of the courtesans in Forum...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 11:30:58 AM
OK - Time to head out...

Laters...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 11:34:05 AM
I went out to purchase a few groceries at lunch time.  While I was out, they had a fire drill in our office building.  Since I have been "volunteered" by my boss as a fire marshall for our group, it was not good that I was not there.  But we had been told that they would avoid holding the drill during the lunch "window," so how was I to know?

Besides, they haven't given me my promised orange vest for such occasions.   ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 11:36:06 AM
:P
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 11:36:22 AM
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Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 11:54:08 AM
Do you get to wear a fireman's hat?  Those are neat-o.

DR JOSE - I think it is against the law to walk in Beverly Hills.  If you visit Rosalind Russell and Holy Cross - Miss Allison and others are nearby.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 11:55:12 AM
Uh - oh.....there is a news bulletin on TV....it says DR MBARNUM visited a bookstore and used his VISA card.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 11:59:56 AM
Miss Blue Moon's pen went home with my cousin yesterday, so I think I will plant a nice flower garden where she used to run. :)

That is a lovely thought, and it should bring you comfort.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:01:23 PM
Do you get to wear a fireman's hat?

I think you have to choose between a hat or a vest.  I don't think you get both.  :(
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:02:14 PM
That is a lovely thought, and it should bring you comfort.

Yes, and it should include some Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds!   :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:02:38 PM
I wonder if there are other flowers with lunar names?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:03:39 PM
Uh - oh.....there is a news bulletin on TV....it says DR MBARNUM visited a bookstore and used his VISA card.

That boi will do ANYthing to attract the media spotlight!    ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 12:05:08 PM
Yes, actually.  I also want to walk around Beverly Hills since I only drove through it the last time I was here.

Then compare the coleslaw since you will be near Nate 'n Al'ss ;) (be sure to make ask them to stir it first).  Look around, you might see someone famous, though most the time these days the famous meet for an early breakfast.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 12:07:55 PM
I heard about Whoopi Goldberg hosting the tonys this year. Hopefully she will promot the show a lot on the VIEW.  And maybe that coupled with her hosting will make the ratings higher.

Btw, does anyone know why the Tonys are on Father's day (june 15th) vs the 2nd sunday in june?

Seems to me someone made a BIG mistake putting the Tony's on Father's Day, unless it is on at the same time as football.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 12:14:32 PM
Do you get to wear a fireman's hat?  Those are neat-o.

DR JOSE - I think it is against the law to walk in Beverly Hills.  If you visit Rosalind Russell and Holy Cross - Miss Allison and others are nearby.

Evelyn Nesbit, Lawrence Welk, and Bing Crosby (a favorite of DR Megan) are at Holy Cross in Culver City as well.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Kerry on May 08, 2008, 12:16:43 PM
Bruce, you are still ONE of my greatest heroes, and i haven't told you in some time.  You improve my life on a daily basis.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 12:18:33 PM

DR JOSE - I think it is against the law to walk in Beverly Hills.  

I assure you DRJrand, there are plenty of walkers in Beverly Hills.

Speaking of Beverly Hills, DR Jose if you need a cake for a special occasion go to Hansen’s (http://www.hansencakes.com/home.nxg) Beverly Drive.  At least look at the cool cakes if you walk past the shop.  The original bakery is on Fairfax.

If you need flowers, go to Sonny Alexander’s (http://www.sonnyalexanderflorist.com) on Pico Blvd.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:20:57 PM
Choose the HAT!!  8)

Wow - the movie that inspired the title of today's notes is SIX HOURS LONG.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051082/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051082/)

It was remade in 2006 though, but may not have been released.  Very strange.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384712/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384712/)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:21:37 PM
Bruce, you are still ONE of my greatest heroes, and i haven't told you in some time.  You improve my life on a daily basis.

Greetings, DR KERRY!  ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:22:24 PM
Evelyn Nesbit, Lawrence Welk, and Bing Crosby (a favorite of DR Megan) are at Holy Cross in Culver City as well.

More stars than there are in the heavens!  So to speak.  8)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 12:23:41 PM
DR edisaurus - Was that "The Ice Cream Show"?  If so, I have been to Carl's in Fredericksburg, VA, for their frozen custard.  So worth the side trip off of I-95 during my trips back and forth between Richmond and DC.

Yes! That's the one! We htought you might have been to Carl's...home of the "swirl"!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2008, 12:27:24 PM
The best thing I can say about the seminar I attended today is that it ended 2 hours early.

Actually, I could have taught it and the 2 women I ate lunch with begged me to take over the podium when we reconvened.  Instead, I gave them the schedule of the free programs I do here at the library.  Today's event was anything but free.

Oh, well, at least now I know not to promote future installments of this particular offering to my constituents.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:28:43 PM
Hello, DR Kerry...

Nice to have you among us!   :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:30:13 PM
Oh, well, at least now I know not to promote future installments of this particular offering to my constituents.

And by "constituents," you mean the homeless and indigent, right?   ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 12:30:55 PM
I wonder if there are other flowers with lunar names?

Moonflowers! My mom grows them every year (SWW, too, IIRC) and just called today to see if I would like some of her seedlings when she comes over on Sat. to celebrate Mother's Day. I'm cooking breakfast for her and her partner, and then taking them to the Conniseur's Garden Tour...8 of the best gardens in Atlanta.

I've always wanted to go, but it always clashed with Mother's Day. This time we can go on Sat. Hooray!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:33:07 PM
The best thing I can say about the seminar I attended today is that it ended 2 hours early.

Actually, I could have taught it and the 2 women I ate lunch with begged me to take over the podium when we reconvened.  Instead, I gave them the schedule of the free programs I do here at the library.  Today's event was anything but free.

Oh, well, at least now I know not to promote future installments of this particular offering to my constituents.

Preparation is KEY.....but I guess they were too busy...  :P
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:34:00 PM
Venus Fly Trap is a heavenly name.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2008, 12:40:12 PM
And by "constituents," you mean the homeless and indigent, right?   ;)

Actually, one of them tried to crash today's session, but I did not give him the schedule of my free events at the library.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 12:48:40 PM
Either that, or one of the courtesans in Forum...

Or one of  Dr. Frank-N-Furter's hench-tarts.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 12:51:13 PM
Then you have never seen the movie INSIGNIFIGANCE.

Weren't they also in Airplane together?

Oh, no.  Sorry.  

That was Ethel Merman and Lloyd Bridges.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 12:53:48 PM
Actually, one of them tried to crash today's session, but I did not give him the schedule of my free events at the library.

That's thinking on your feet!  ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 12:56:57 PM
Seems to me someone made a BIG mistake putting the Tony's on Father's Day, unless it is on at the same time as football.

What goes on on Father's Day that the Tony Awards will suffer from?  They've always seemed like any other Sunday to me except for taking dad out to lunch.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 12:57:08 PM
I think you have to choose between a hat or a vest.  I don't think you get both.  :(

Tell them if they're not sequined to shove it!

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 01:01:47 PM
... there are plenty of walkers in Beverly Hills...


Yes, the elderly not yet wheel chair bound use them regularly.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 01:02:45 PM
I wonder if there are other flowers with lunar names?

The choices are slim.  On a solar system scale, though, there are Sunflowers!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: brian on May 08, 2008, 01:08:48 PM
Our Detroit PBS has no listing for CAMELOT; Fortunately ther are two other PBS stations in Mich, and I'm hoping one of those carries the show.Todays WSJ ahd a wonderful interview with Gabriel Byrne about the show, the 1st musical he saw(Oklahoma!in Ireland) and his thoughts on the Lincoln Center SOUTH PACIFIC...........If I were refiming a movie musical, I'd start with CHICAGO, retaing all the songs, and requiring that 90% of the dances have head to toe photography of the dancers and at least a six seconds delay between cuts. I would also forbid anyone connected with the film from mentioning, irises, pupils, eyeballs. The closest they coud get would be a brief dicussion of false eyelashes.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:10:24 PM
I checked for CAMELOT tonight. Only one of the three local PBS stations is showing it at 8. I'll be recording it from a rebroadcast at 2 a.m.

None of the scheduled broadcasts are in HD, however. All the scheduled ones (so far) are on the regular PBS channel. Obviously, I'd rather record and see it in HD, but here (at least for now) that's not an option.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 01:13:18 PM
DR SingDaw:

How about lunar foods?


Moon Pies!   :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:14:20 PM
What was supposed to be an early lunch turned out to be not so early. It actually ended up being at the usual (12:30 ) time which would have been OK, but I wanted to try to squeeze in something else besides AUGUST RUSH this afternoon. Ah, well. T'was not to be.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 01:18:47 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR George, on getting everything all set up.  May it provide you with many years of enjoyment!  :)

Thanks!  And I certainly hope that it lasts years and years! :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:19:22 PM
I did, however, see AUGUST RUSH. Your heart had to go out to the title character, but what an overly manipulated and irritatingly contrived drama. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be happy with the ending, despite how absurd it was for all of the these people to end up in one place and one special time. And, of course, lots of gaps in logic that would have prevented her from reconnecting with that child before the chance encounter of the evening at the close of the film. Still, they were trying to pluck the heartstrings in overdrive with the film. It worked sporadically with me despite my being resentful at how shamelessly they were pulling the emotional  strings of mine.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:21:50 PM
One nice surprise in AUGUST RUSH - the gorgeous Alex O'Laughlin played Jonathan Rhys Myers' older brother in the film and was using his natural Irish accent in playing the part.

Jonathan's singing voice is barely tolerable, and he sings A LOT in this movie.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:22:37 PM
I also watched the one bonus feature on the disc - 7 deleted scenes from the film totalling a little over 10 minutes.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 01:23:16 PM
O joy, frabjous or otherwise--I just found out by some miracle I have been assigned the upcoming Criterion Thief of Bagdad to review.  This is probably my all-time favorite Korda production and one I never tire of watching.  It's interesting to compare this film with the German Munchhausen film, which attempted to duplicate some of its visual wonderment.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:23:59 PM
I flipped on the last half hour of LAW & ORDER on TNT-HD. Tony Roberts was a guest star and Elizabeth Ashley was a defense attorney. This was one of the older ones with Jill Hennesy playing the ADA to Sam Waterston.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 01:26:22 PM
O joy, frabjous or otherwise--I just found out by some miracle I have been assigned the upcoming Criterion Thief of Bagdad to review.  This is probably my all-time favorite Korda production and one I never tire of watching.  It's interesting to compare this film with the German Munchhausen film, which attempted to duplicate some of its visual wonderment.

Mine came today, but it'll be next week before I get to it. I have a pile of things that I must do first since this doesn't street until the 27th.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 01:31:55 PM
Yes, the elderly not yet wheel chair bound use them regularly.

der Brucer

 ;D

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 01:33:44 PM
Moon Pies!

You want DR JRand57 to bury Moon Pies in his new garden?     8)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 01:39:29 PM
One nice surprise in AUGUST RUSH - the gorgeous Alex O'Laughlin played Jonathan Rhys Myers' older brother in the film and was using his natural Irish accent in playing the part.


IMBD says he is Australian.

From the clips I had seen, and the awards he was nominated for, I was prepared to like the kid who stars in this.  Except for brief moments I wasn't overly keen on him, plus I was distracted by the fact he looks like Linda Hunt to me ;D.  After watching the movie I looked him up & realized he was Charlie in CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  I did not like him in that either.  Apparently Johny Depp does & hand picked him for the role after working together in FINDING NEVERLAND.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 01:46:29 PM
And here, for your edification, is the RIVER DON itself! :D
(http://www.doncaster-and-district-angling-association.co.uk/images/fisheries-images/river-don/river-don-sprotborough.jpg)
Please note how quietly it flows.
It's a photograph, songdump.  Photographs don't come with sound effects.


 ::)








 ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 02:01:31 PM
A cardigan sweater does not a neighbor make.
Still, I think Fred Rogers would have made a better neighbor than that other PBS mainstay, Jeff Smith.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 02:07:25 PM
Going to drop off-line for a bit to do some writing and then I'll be back later.
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Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 02:12:11 PM
DR Geeorge, what a perfect arrangement you have for your new stand, etc.

For the most part, it is...except that the only place that I have room to keep my vinyl records is against the wall opposite the TV, and that gets all the afternoon and evening sun. :P I don't really want to have the sun shining all over my (meltable) records.  I had originally wanted to put the records against the wall that the window is on, but there's a heater in the way.  However, I think I can put up a curtain right over the records to help protect them.  We'll see how it all works out.  But, other than that, it'll be a nice new floor plan. :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 02:13:02 PM
Mine came today, but it'll be next week before I get to it. I have a pile of things that I must do first since this doesn't street until the 27th.

I'm buried, too.  I have the John Dexter 12th Night from the late 60s, some BBC mysteries I've never heard of, then I'm about to get both the repackaged Marvel Heroes boxed set (luckily I've already seen most of those), Wild Wild West's 4th season, and a stack of individual titles.  But I'm most excited about Thief!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 02:14:03 PM
I went out to purchase a few groceries at lunch time.  While I was out, they had a fire drill in our office building.  Since I have been "volunteered" by my boss as a fire marshall for our group, it was not good that I was not there.  But we had been told that they would avoid holding the drill during the lunch "window," so how was I to know?

Besides, they haven't given me my promised orange vest for such occasions.   ;)
And orange goes so well with your eyes...

 ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 02:15:02 PM
You can tell 12th Night is from the late 60s because Tommy Steele is billed above Ralph Richardson.  Oy.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 02:16:31 PM
I wonder if there are other flowers with lunar names?
Moonflowers.

Duh.




Oh, Amy already got there.  Good for her!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 02:20:07 PM
Our local PBS station is showing Camelot tonight. Too bad our television picture is so bad.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: S. Woody White on May 08, 2008, 02:29:41 PM
I'm basically going to skip any televiewing tonight, save (maybe) Ugly Betty.  I have to be at work at six in the morn tomorrow, and if I'm going to be up and awake by that time, I'll need to get to bed early.

And, as if things weren't insane enough, they're predicting thunderstorms for the morrow.  It figures.   ::)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: td on May 08, 2008, 02:35:52 PM
Evelyn Nesbit, Lawrence Welk, and Bing Crosby (a favorite of DR Megan) are at Holy Cross in Culver City as well.

As we all know, Evelyn Nesbit was born in Tarentum, PA; which is where the mall in which the Borders I work for is located. . .
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: td on May 08, 2008, 02:40:36 PM
Our local PBS station is showing Camelot tonight. Too bad our television picture is so bad.

Our local is showing it tonight as well - they really put the LIVE in LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, don't they?   ;D
Also, it's being shown in HiDef, which is set to be recorded on the dvr.
Tonight is pinochle night as well as LOST night.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 02:53:48 PM
Dear reader Kerry, what a lovely thing to say.  There are days when I don't feel much like a hero, today being one of them, so it was nice to hear.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 02:54:27 PM
I've been out doing errands after the work session - we only had the end of the show to talk about and I gave my thoughts and ideas and now Mr. Druxman will go work on it.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 02:55:00 PM
I did do a little trading at Amoeba and so finally got some new DVDs, including a couple I'll try to watch this evening.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 02:55:14 PM
At long last, page seven.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 03:12:57 PM
I've finished the writing and got it posted, so I'm heading down now to watch last night's CSI: NY. After that, we'll see what I can find to watch.

WBBL.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 03:29:41 PM
I'm basically going to skip any televiewing tonight, save (maybe) Ugly Betty.  I have to be at work at six in the morn tomorrow, and if I'm going to be up and awake by that time, I'll need to get to bed early.

And, as if things weren't insane enough, they're predicting thunderstorms for the morrow.  It figures.   ::)

Sleep well and have a great tomorrow.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 03:38:20 PM
Our local PBS station is showing Camelot tonight. Too bad our television picture is so bad.

I'm going to record it on Saturday morning here...I am taking a list. :)

Would you like your name to be added to it? ;)

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 03:48:15 PM
Hi all!  Well, it was back to Earth day.  Sigh.   :D

I'm waiting for Mr. Cable Man to show up.  My DVR is not DVRing.  In fact, as of right now, I have no TV at all.

It's been acting up for awhile now and I think I need a new one.  I sure do hope Mr. Cable Man has one in his truck.

I've been very happy with the switch from DirectTV to Brighthouse.  At least I did have a picture when a cloud when overhead.  I keep getting notices from DirectTV trying to get me to come back.  I don't think so--at least not unless Mr. Cable Man can't fix the DVR.

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 03:50:30 PM
In case you are wondering, I'm also having trouble with Photo Bucket--which is why my picture is gone.  I can't get it to upload anything, I keep getting an error message.  

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 03:55:12 PM
Hi Danise.  I was wondering why the strange message where your photo should be.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DVR!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 03:56:58 PM
Thanks for the offer George.  I have Camelot set to record.  Keith says we now get HiDef PBS.  I don't think so, I'll find out for sure tonight
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:01:09 PM
Hi Danise.  I was wondering why the strange message where your photo should be.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DVR!

Thanks, Jane.  I'm guessing that it isn't sending the image to HHW either because a bunch of them are gone from the site as well.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:04:33 PM
How about putting back the old image, that is saved at HHW, with you singing?  The one you decorated for every holiday.  That was fun.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 04:09:05 PM
Thanks for the offer George.  I have Camelot set to record.  Keith says we now get HiDef PBS.  I don't think so, I'll find out for sure tonight

I can't burn the hi-def version to DVD with it looking like hi-def, but I can record it on my regular DVR and make a regular DVD that looks better than a VHS copy.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:12:27 PM
How about putting back the old image, that is saved at HHW, with you singing?  The one you decorated for every holiday.  That was fun.
 I'll try.  :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:17:07 PM
DR George, not that I'm interested in a DVD, just curious.  Since the HD is a better picture than non HD. I would think your copy would still be a better quality than if recorded off of non HD.  Are you saying that isn't so?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 04:22:57 PM
I think I'm about through with work for the day, and shall now take a little drive, then watch a motion picture on DVD.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:23:26 PM
Camelot was the last play I did back when I did local theater.  I love that show.  I wish Mr. Cable Guy would get a move on!  I haven't had a call and it's after 7!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2008, 04:25:25 PM
Have I missed anything?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:26:01 PM
I'm going to try something.  If I throw us into wide screen, I'll undo it.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2008, 04:26:51 PM
I have been visiting friends in Toronto.  It's a small village about 90 minutes drive North of Sydney.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Tomovoz on May 08, 2008, 04:28:53 PM
And at present I'm waiting for a plumber to arrive - we have been having water pipes replaced and by-passed over the past few weeks.   We may be without electricity for a while today.  I may return later.  I hope all the Kimlets are well.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:30:48 PM
Hi Tomovoz.  Did you have a nice time?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:31:27 PM
Oh well, it didn't work.  
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:32:17 PM
Hi TomovOz!  Lovely to see you!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:33:38 PM
Oh well, thanks for trying.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:34:09 PM
How late might the DVR guy arrive?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 04:34:18 PM
Gotta go.  Laters all!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 04:35:28 PM
Welcome back, Tomovoz! ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 04:44:11 PM
Not on my local channel....but on the HD channel on my Comcast lineup.

DR GEORGE.....may I put my name on the list?

Lovely new entertainment arrangement....and yes direct sunlight is damaging to LP's....
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 04:44:29 PM
Twenty minutes until CAMELOT!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 04:45:21 PM
MR BK - if you ever feel down, look at the smiling faces of the members of HHW....MOST of us would have never known the others if it were NOT for you.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 04:50:52 PM
DR George, not that I'm interested in a DVD, just curious.  Since the HD is a better picture than non HD. I would think your copy would still be a better quality than if recorded off of non HD.  Are you saying that isn't so?

Unfortunately, a DVD burned from the hi-def source probably won't be any better than if the source was regular broadcast because the DVD burner isn't a hi-def burner.  It can only record at a certain picture quality, which is only as good as regular TV broadcast quality.  So, whether the original broadcast source is in hi-def or not, the picture quality of the DVD will only be so good. :-\

However, it's still better than VHS. :)

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 04:51:03 PM
And at present I'm waiting for a plumber to arrive - we have been having water pipes replaced and by-passed over the past few weeks.  

Don't let them put your bathroom out in the backyard!!!!!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 04:51:31 PM
I have been visiting friends in Toronto.  It's a small village about 90 minutes drive North of Sydney.

Welcome back, Tommy!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 04:52:52 PM
Thanks, George. I would appreciate your putting us on the list.

DR Sandra informs me that the series finale of Scrubs is on tonight. So I guess that will be on, whatever time it is. Then Everybody Loves Earl will be on, then ....
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 04:53:32 PM
Unfortunately, a DVD burned from the hi-def source probably won't be any better than if the source was regular broadcast because the DVD burner isn't a hi-def burner.  It can only record at a certain picture qualtiy, which is only as good as regular TV broadcast quality.  So, whether the original broadcast source is in hi-def or not, the picture quality of the DVD will only be so good. :-\

However, it's still better than VHS. :)


I'm puzzling over local PBS handling of this.  Our one PBS station that broadcasts in hi-def is not airing it, but one of the three other PBS stations that broadcast digitally is airing it.

Is it airing in hi-def in markets other than George's?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:54:25 PM
Unfortunately, a DVD burned from the hi-def source probably won't be any better than if the source was regular broadcast because the DVD burner isn't a hi-def burner.  It can only record at a certain picture qualtiy, which is only as good as regular TV broadcast quality.  So, whether the original broadcast source is in hi-def or not, the picture quality of the DVD will only be so good. :-\

However, it's still better than VHS. :)

And better than if the picture quality wasn't good to begin with :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 04:55:10 PM
Not on my local channel....but on the HD channel on my Comcast lineup.

DR GEORGE.....may I put my name on the list?

Lovely new entertainment arrangement....and yes direct sunlight is damaging to LP's....

No, you may not put your name on the list, because I have the list!  However, I will be more than happy to add your name to it. ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:55:58 PM
DR Ron, we only have one PBS station option here & it doesn't show HD.  ???
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 04:56:13 PM
Unfortunately, a DVD burned from the hi-def source probably won't be any better than if the source was regular broadcast because the DVD burner isn't a hi-def burner.  It can only record at a certain picture qualtiy, which is only as good as regular TV broadcast quality.  So, whether the original broadcast source is in hi-def or not, the picture quality of the DVD will only be so good. :-\



Well...yes....BUT  if your hi-def recording is at 1080P or 1080I, the DVD recording of that signal, even downgraded to 480 is going to be a nicer picture than recording a signal broadcast at 480.  You'll have more lines of resolution in your "master".
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 04:56:28 PM
DR Danise left.  I hope the cable guy is fixing the problem.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 04:57:32 PM
Thanks, George. I would appreciate your putting us on the list.

Do each you and Sandra want your own copies?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:03:24 PM
Well...yes....BUT  if your hi-def recording is at 1080P or 1080I, the DVD recording of that signal, even downgraded to 480 is going to be a nicer picture than recording a signal broadcast at 480.  You'll have more lines of resolution in your "master".

That's true.  I forgot about that.  
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 05:07:50 PM
Dang! I came home from work early, hoping to see CAMELOT, but it's not on the schedule. I searched the PBS website and see that one of our PBS stations isn't showing it at all, and the other is showing it at 4PM Sunday, when we'll be out to dinner with Greg's parents. And he still has not hooked up our DVR and is out of town.

So...dear Jorge, could you kindly put me on the list? I will be happy to pay for postage, or send you stamps...whatever you like!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:10:16 PM
I just read HERE (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117554.html) on Playbill.com that, among other decisions:

The new musical Glory Days, which opened and closed on Broadway on the same night, will not be eligible for nomination in any category.

I wonder if that has been the case for every other show that has closed early (if not on opening night)...or if there's a specific length of how long something has to play for it to be eligible for nomination(s).

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:10:51 PM
So...dear Jorge, could you kindly put me on the list? I will be happy to pay for postage, or send you stamps...whatever you like!

You're on the list, too! :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Danise on May 08, 2008, 05:13:58 PM
May I have a copy also since MR. Cable Man isn't coming?

I thought he was here which is why I signed off.  So I finely called.

I was told that he was here and left at 5:31.  

First, I was here.

Second, I have the door open with just the screen door latched.

Three, how close to the house do you think Mr. Cable Man would have got before both dogs would have started barking?

I did get a twently dollar credit but I have no TV tonight.  No Betty, no lost, no Camelot.   Sigh.

Oh, I did have a missed call to my cell phone at 5:31 but no message was left.  I was told they would call on my land line (which belongs to Bright House).   I have the cell phone on vibrate in my purse because we're not supost to have them on at work.  
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Edisaurus on May 08, 2008, 05:19:09 PM
Thank you, George! I know that I would have no chance to see it. If there is any TV on at my in-laws, it's always tuned to golf.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:20:09 PM
May I have a copy also since MR. Cable Man isn't coming?

~~~Vibes for Quick Cable Recovery!!~~~

And now, you're on the list, also! :D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 05:25:26 PM
Good Afternoon!  Good Evening!  Wherever you are!

;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: td on May 08, 2008, 05:28:23 PM
Truth be told, DR Tommy (of Oz) wasn't really in Toronto - he was busy at a marathon of multitudes of productions of BLOOD BROTHERS. . . .



Welcome back, dr tomovoz! ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 05:35:10 PM
So...

I made it to The Original Pantry Cafe this afternoon...

-It took me a few minutes to realize that the chalkboard menus on the walls were the only menus.  And I think my server knew I was a bit at sea too.  ;)

-If I had known that I could just order the "Set Up", I would have just ordered the Set Up - with or without the soup.  For some reason, I was thinking a "Set Up" was an add-on to your entree.

-I ordered the Hot Roast Beef Sandwich.  Good, not great, nor special.  The accompanying mashed potatoes tasted like they were thinned out with water and butter/margarine rather than milk and/or cream.  The peas were appropriately mushy.  However, the portion was huge!

-As for the coleslaw... It was good, however, I actually liked the stuff I got yesterday at Philippe's.  It just didn't taste that fresh to me.  Again, it was still good, but I sensed that it had been sitting in the dressing for just a tad longer than it would have been had I come at a busier time.  -I was one of six people in there at the time I went.  I also think my Coleslaw-o-meter is a bit skewed from my time in Richmond (where some places give you a choice of two or three different styles of coleslaw), and in NYC, of course.  So... When I go back there for breakfast, maybe I'll order a side of coleslaw to see if it's better next time round. ;)  *I do have to say, they had a pan filled with hash browns sitting on the griddle that looked sooooooooooo good.  -And then when I saw the cook ladle two ladle-fulls of melted butter on top of them... Hmm....
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 05:35:31 PM
George, just one copy for the both of us. Thanks.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 05:35:39 PM
Welcome home, DR Tomovoz.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: FJL on May 08, 2008, 05:36:22 PM
Welcome back, Tomovoz
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:42:25 PM
George, just one copy for the both of us. Thanks.

Not a problem...and I just found out that it actually is on tonight, here!  I'll record it with my regular DVR, just to make sure that I get it, and that'll also give me time to experiement with the HD-DVR by Saturday morning, when it's rebroadcast. :)

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 05:42:36 PM
I just read HERE (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117554.html) on Playbill.com that, among other decisions:

The new musical Glory Days, which opened and closed on Broadway on the same night, will not be eligible for nomination in any category.

I wonder if that has been the case for every other show that has closed early (if not on opening night)...or if there's a specific length of how long something has to play for it to be eligible for nomination(s).



If it had run a week, it might have had a chance of being nominated for something.  The Tony voters do not start seeing show for Tony-voting purposes until after the show has officially opened, and/or the Tony cut-off date.  -Unlike the Outer Critcs and other pre-Tony Awards awards which send voters during previews.  So, since the show is no longer running, there's just no longer an opportunity for any Tony voter to see it for the purposes of  making recommendation for a nomination.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 05:44:13 PM
Welcome back, Tomovoz

And this is the first I've seen of your smiling face all day, Fred!   ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 05:45:44 PM
Oh...

I also went back to Union Station, Olvera Street - those taquitos with avocado sauce were good(!), the Los Angeles Cathedral (quite an amazing building), the Ahmanson, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall (WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - truly a stunning piece of architecture!), Pershing Square and Angel's Flight.

Whew!

*And, yes, pictures were taken, but I still need to edit them down size-wise before posting them here.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 05:45:47 PM
If it had run a week, it might have had a chance of being nominated for something.  The Tony voters do not start seeing show for Tony-voting purposes until after the show has officially opened, and/or the Tony cut-off date.  -Unlike the Outer Critcs and other pre-Tony Awards awards which send voters during previews.  So, since the show is no longer running, there's just no longer an opportunity for any Tony voter to see it for the purposes of  making recommendation for a nomination.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 06:12:26 PM
OK... I need to get ready for dinner, so...

Laters...
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:18:39 PM
Well it is glorious to hear the music and a lot of the actors are doing very well, but I echo DR ELMORE's comments about CAMELOT.

We are just going to the joust.....the three Knights and Mr duLac are indeed the stars....with Ms Marin Mazzee a close second, although in her closeups she shore has a G E N E R O U S mouth.  Staging is okay with some clever bits.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:26:37 PM
I really do love this show, and it is wonderful to see it.  But it is so unbearably sad in parts......

I loved doing the show....I played Mordred....it is was very hard to kill someone's dream every night....whew!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:30:33 PM
Page Nine Sexy Mordred dance.....acting is definitely not a particularly dignified vocation.  :P
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:31:14 PM
Notice the nifty sword handling....
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:31:30 PM
Intermission......
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2008, 06:32:40 PM
Camelot is being shown on our Cincinnati PBS, but I've given up after an hour.  I agree with DR Elmore that Nathan Gunn inhabits his character, but I cannot stand Gabriel Byrne as Arthur.  And I decided tonight that I'd rather listen to Maren Mazzie than watch her.  I have no business staying up until the late hour at which this is scheduled to end.

I would like to have seen Fran Drescher, though.  Gilda Radner played Morgan le Fey in a University of Michigan production when she was a senior and I was a freshman.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:35:00 PM
Back to the show
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:35:43 PM
DR GINNY called it, Arthur is the weak link.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 06:36:49 PM
Something slightly awful happened to me tonight.

My mom had brought back 3 Murano glass necklaces from Italy. She said that i could choose my favorite.

When i was trying one on (the one i was going to take), it fell to the floor and the glass shattered.

One of the links in the chain was loose.

I just felt awful. I felt bad because it was the one i wanted. But i mostly felt bad that my mom had gone to the trouble of buying it and spent who knows how much on it. And i broke it before even wearing it.

In the grand scheme of things it's not that big a deal. But i still cried and felt very bad.  I looked at the other necklaces and they also had loose links.

My mom said that it had not cost that much (which at least made me feel better). And she gave me one of the other ones.

It just put me in a downer mood before Survivor. :(
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 06:39:57 PM
Prepare to be amazed department:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWZ19854Ec

I don't think anyone has posted this.  A friend just sent it to me--most of the components come from John Deere tractors!  Unbelievable.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 06:40:26 PM
CAMELOT is on here at 1am. So i will record it then.

I'm glad they are showing it. But the idea of putting it on in the middle of the night seems quite stupid. The only people who will likely see it are those who know about it and record it.

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Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:41:51 PM
So...

I made it to The Original Pantry Cafe this afternoon...

-As for the coleslaw...  I also think my Coleslaw-o-meter is a bit skewed from my time in Richmond (where some places give you a choice of two or three different styles of coleslaw), and in NYC, of course.  

Once when I complained the coleslaw was too dry, Nate 'n Al's told me to request it wet.  I was in my fifties before I ever heard that ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:43:52 PM
Oh...

I also went back to Union Station, Olvera Street - those taquitos with avocado sauce were good(!), the Los Angeles Cathedral (quite an amazing building), the Ahmanson, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall (WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - truly a stunning piece of architecture!), Pershing Square and Angel's Flight.

Whew!

*And, yes, pictures were taken, but I still need to edit them down size-wise before posting them here.

Is Angels Flight still running?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:45:06 PM
Oh...

I also went back to Union Station, Olvera Street - those taquitos with avocado sauce were good(!),

Was it a thin, runny sauce?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 06:48:17 PM
DR George re: GLORY DAYS. I think the reason it is not eligible for Tony awards is not because it was only open for 1 show (and previews).

IT is because Tony voters have to be invited to see the show.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:50:50 PM
Prepare to be amazed department:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWZ19854Ec

I don't think anyone has posted this.  A friend just sent it to me--most of the components come from John Deere tractors!  Unbelievable.

 8)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:55:06 PM
Oh, Deere!!!

Hmmmmmmmmm.....well even the comments here at HHW did not prepare me for the disastrous and ridiculous turn CAMELOT takes with Mordred's appearance - if I didn't know better, I would think Libby Appel had her fine hand in this someplace.

I am not sure the show will recover for me.
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Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:55:14 PM
DR Jennifer, that is a shame.  I understand feeling guilty even though it wasn't your fault. At least the other necklaces were fixed in time before they also broke.  Will you post a photo?  Murano glass is beautiful.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:55:42 PM
Oh, Deere!!!

Hmmmmmmmmm.....well even the comments here at HHW did not prepare me for the disastrous and ridiculous turn CAMELOT takes with Mordred's appearance - if I didn't know better, I would think Libby Appel had her fine hand in this someplace.


 ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:55:53 PM
Those necklaces are beautiful, DR JENNIFER - we sell some at the World of Wisdom, ours come from Argentina, and yes they are very fragile.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:57:13 PM
It seems when I leave my computer on and walk away, it freezes.  The last couple I couldn't re-start it without Keith's computer skills.  I have dishes to wash, I think it best I turn the computer off.

'night
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:58:54 PM
Music WITHOUT musicians .... is that a tune I should know....or was it composed for that machine?  Interesting.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2008, 06:59:02 PM
Those necklaces are beautiful, DR JENNIFER - we sell some at the World of Wisdom, ours come from Argentina, and yes they are very fragile.

I hope the links on your necklaces are sturdier.  I would enjoy seeing photos of the Murano glass from Argentina.  I thought Murano was Italian.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 06:59:17 PM
Night, DR JANE!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 07:00:01 PM
I hope the links on your necklaces are sturdier.  I would enjoy seeing photos of the Murano glass from Argentina.  I thought Murano was Italian.

Well....mine may be Murano style rather than ACTUAL Murano...that's my guess.....  ;D
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:00:53 PM
DR Jennifer, that is a shame.  I understand feeling guilty even though it wasn't your fault. At least the other necklaces were fixed in time before they also broke.  Will you post a photo?  Murano glass is beautiful.

Well it was my fault. If it had fallen on the carpet it would not have broken.

The funny part of the story is that i could not decide which one to take.

And then just as i said to myself "i'll take this one", it fell to the floor and broke.

I mostly felt guilty because i was afraid it had cost a lot of money.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:02:42 PM
Those necklaces are beautiful, DR JENNIFER - we sell some at the World of Wisdom, ours come from Argentina, and yes they are very fragile.

Like DR Jane said, i get that the glass would be fragile. That is obvious.

But these necklaces had links in the chain that were slightly open.

I checked and all 4 necklaces had this problem (including the one my mom bought for herself). Luckily she had not done hers up by the loose link or hers might have broken too.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:05:32 PM
i've also only heard of murano from Italy.

I think the thing here is that if you buy them from a jewelry store they probably make sure the links are good.

But my mom said she got at least one from a market.

I don't think i can post a picture. Plus the nicest one is the one that broke.  Although if i find a glue that can hold glass i might try to glue it back together. It broke in 4 pieces. With one huge chunk. Then the clasp and 2 sides. It will probably look weird but i'd like to try.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:07:08 PM
I'll be curious to see what people thought of tonight's Survivor.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jennifer on May 08, 2008, 07:08:25 PM
RE: the tonys being on father's day.

I don't necessarily think that part of it will matter. I guess some people do have family dinners at night.

The part i was really wondering about was why it was not the week before.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: elmore3003 on May 08, 2008, 07:10:43 PM
Oh, Deere!!!

Hmmmmmmmmm.....well even the comments here at HHW did not prepare me for the disastrous and ridiculous turn CAMELOT takes with Mordred's appearance - if I didn't know better, I would think Libby Appel had her fine hand in this someplace.

I am not sure the show will recover for me.
[size=8]I Warned You All!!!!!

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Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 07:16:32 PM
DR JMK - the music machine IS amazing, but alas, the story is too good to be true.  I own the DVD's that this clip comes from.  There are two DVD's with about 10 or 12 segments between them.  The segments are computer animated.  Each segment is unique, and more astonishing than the one before, but they are animations.  That doesn't take away from the wonder of the conception and execution, though!  :)

ANIMUSIC (http://www.animusic.com/)
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Post by: singdaw on May 08, 2008, 07:17:36 PM
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Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ginny on May 08, 2008, 07:18:26 PM
Yes, DR Elmore, but we had to see it to believe it.  And I didn't even stick around long enough for Mordred.

'night!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 07:41:41 PM
Yes, DR ELMORE....yes.....you did....but the delights you described made it worth watching....

If you like CAMELOT - even if you love it - you will enjoy this one, for the most part.

Nathan Gunn makes the role of Lancelot his own....and there is that glorious score!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 07:42:27 PM
Of course, now I want to do CAMELOT again - or see it someplace.  Last time through Indy, Robert Goulet played Arthur and his son was one of the knights.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Jrand68 on May 08, 2008, 07:42:39 PM
Work tomorrow, time for bed.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 07:50:41 PM
Of course, now I want to do CAMELOT again - or see it someplace.  Last time through Indy, Robert Goulet played Arthur and his son was one of the knights.

I saw that one, too.

That was when I didn't meet DR Kerry. (That will make sense to him.)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 07:51:25 PM
DR Jose, if you are doing cemeteries -- Marilyn Monroe (another favorite of DR Megan) is at Westwood.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2008, 07:58:15 PM
Evelyn Nesbit, Lawrence Welk, and Bing Crosby (a favorite of DR Megan) are at Holy Cross in Culver City as well.

As is Ms. Susan Cabot, star of THE WASP WOMAN.

(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2007/SusanCabot.jpg)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2008, 08:02:04 PM
I received a nice Ebay package from India today, via DHL...tomorrow I must pick up an Ebay package from Pakistan at the post office.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2008, 08:10:50 PM
I wonder if Jose passed by the old Hillhurst Variety during his jaunt down Hillhurst...scene of an exciting episode of HIGHWAY PATROL!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: MBarnum on May 08, 2008, 08:11:21 PM
Well, I am all caught up...time to see what other counties have Ebay!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:15:23 PM
What a wacky night of viewing I've had tonight.

It began OK with my watching last night's CSI: NY. A fair mystery of a poisoning though I figured it out fairly early. I certainly saw something the CSI and the detective at the game didn't even think to check out until LATE in the show.

Yes, the taxi cab killer is still at large.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:18:23 PM
Next, I watched the 1921 CAMILLE with Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino. He wipes the screen with her with such a dignified, restrained performance. She's all rolling eyes and attitude. Ugh!

And in case anyone thinks that soft focus filters were born with Doris Day, Nazimova used them in both her medium shots AND her close-ups. The audience of the time must have thought their eyesight was going bad with all the focus pulling.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:21:34 PM
I was enjoying UGLY BETTY until about 25 minutes in, the local ABC affiliate interrupted the broadcast with tornado warnings for counties above us. They stayed on for the remainder of BETTY and all of GREY'S ANATOMY. Supposedly, GREy'S is being shown at 1:02 a.m. I have the DVR set to record it.

I noticed that the NBC affiliate also stayed on until 9 so EARL will be a wash. The CW ran a crawl across the bottom and aired their scheduled shows, so at least I'll get to see SMALLVILLE. During a commercial, I checked and saw that I had forgotten to record SUPERNATURAL. Oh, well, I'll have to read the on-line summaries and wait for a rerun.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:25:15 PM
So, I flipped over and watched CAMELOT for about 1 1/2 hours. I did not think much of it. When you have an Arthur who isn't remotely musical, it's going to be a long evening. Marin had a rough first act dropping lyrics in both "May" and "Fair." I wasn't swept away by Lancelot either. Sorry.

I did love the knights. I wish they had more to do. Mordred was ridiculous, but at least he got to sing "Seven Deadly Virtues." The last time I saw CAMELOT on stage, they had dropped that song (along with "Fie on Goodness" and "Before I Gaze at You Again.")

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:27:02 PM
LOST was a wonderful episode with some key backstory on a major character. More conundrums as the season gets closer to the end.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:29:35 PM
I will have a messy DVR tomorrow to sort out to find shows among all the interruptions and junk. Who knows what I'll end up actually seeing.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:30:27 PM
Good Evening!

I'm back from dinner.  My friend, Lynn, and I ended up dining down the street at Fred 62.  She had Spaghetti and Meatballs (which was abbreviated as "Spag N Balls" on the bill), and I had their "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love Pancake".  From the menu description, I was expecting something quite decadent and large, however, it turned out to be one large plate-sized pancake with bananas, chocolate chips and dabs of peanut butter. :)  -It was my appetizer, entree and dessert all rolled into one!  (And portion-size-wise, it was just right.)

She's heading out of town tomorrow to visit some family, but we may get together again next week.  We worked on a production of The Human Comedy a couple of years ago, and it was just one of those times where everyone bonded.  It turns out that some other cast members are also in L.A. now, so we're going to see if we can arrange a sort of mini-reunion.  :)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:31:15 PM
Right now, I'm flipping over to "Camelot" during the commercial breaks of "Ugly Betty"... Ouch!  :-\
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:32:44 PM
-However, I will say that Marin Mazzie's make-up is quite flattering tonight.  -And why does it look like Gabriel Byrne had some work done???
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:35:15 PM
Is Angels Flight still running?

It's currently undergoing a renovation/refurbishment.  It's scheduled to reopen this summer.

*However, the huge fountain right there at California Plaza is quite spectacular.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:37:00 PM
Was it a thin, runny sauce?

I'm not sure I would describe it as runny, but it's also not ketchup-thick.  Here's what it looks/looked like:


Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:38:20 PM
And speaking of Philippe's (http://www.philippes.com/)...

Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:39:09 PM
And now for a close up...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 08:43:53 PM
And now on to The Pantry...

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/PantrySetUp.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/JoseSPiano/PantryColeSlaw.jpg)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Matt H. on May 08, 2008, 08:45:46 PM
I'm heading down now to go to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:02:23 PM
Me want Pantry coleslaw!
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:02:42 PM
I'll go down there with Jose if he wants to try it again.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:03:11 PM
I'm watching a very good motion picture on DVD, but I'm having trouble sitting on my couch like so much fish - feeling antsy for some reason.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JMK on May 08, 2008, 09:03:15 PM
That's hilarious, Sing--the footage looked "real" to me but Gabe insisted it was CGI.  Out of the mouths...
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Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 09:03:26 PM
I got no packages today - very annoying.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 09:24:36 PM
DR JMK - Um.. Yeah.. The footage is definitely animated.  However, the video's description is quite "influential". ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:11:34 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  I've finished watching a motion picture on DVD, after first watching a motion picture I'd TIVOd.  
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:11:48 PM
And now I am sitting here like so much fish.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:12:01 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:13:01 PM
Welcome fifteen GUESTS.  Finding anything interesting?  Order your Evening Primrose CDs now or forever hold either your peace or your piece.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:14:02 PM
The motion picture on DVD had one line of dialogue that made me laugh for about fifteen minutes straight, just because it was the kind of sentence I so frequently write in the notes.  In fact, it will the the title of the notes.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 10:14:32 PM
Certainly, no writer writing for films today would ever come up with such a line.  More's the pity.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 10:18:32 PM
I'm puzzling over local PBS handling of this.  Our one PBS station that broadcasts in hi-def is not airing it, but one of the three other PBS stations that broadcast digitally is airing it.

Is it airing in hi-def in markets other than George's?

We get MPTVHD (Maryland Public TV) on COMCAST
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 10:30:05 PM
Tonight, I watched "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy" as I recorded Camelot.  I'm also recording (but not watching) "Lost," because I haven't watched last week's episode.  Now, I just watched the end of Camelot...or "camel-snot," as I used to call it, when I was in a local production. ::)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 10:38:19 PM
I was enjoying UGLY BETTY until about 25 minutes in, the local ABC affiliate interrupted the broadcast with tornado warnings for counties above us. They stayed on for the remainder of BETTY and all of GREY'S ANATOMY.

On our local COMCAST, the weather warnings are broadcast as overlays on the show - i.e - they do not show up if you record it, or back-up and replay during air time.

der Brucer.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 10:43:55 PM
On our local COMCAST, the weather warnings are broadcast as overlays on the show - i.e - they do not show up if you record it, or back-up and replay during air time.

der Brucer.

Interesting.  I have Comcast but I don't think I've ever been recording when something like that has shown up.  But then, I don't remember ever seeing a "storm warning," at all.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 10:51:20 PM
AARRGGHH!!  I'm watching bits of Camelot that I just recorded and just after one hour or so, there is a few seconds of pixilation and then a couple of minutes of black...no picture and no sound! :P I set the DVR to record the re-broadcast on Saturday.  If there are problems with that as well, as long as the same section doesn't have the same defect, I'll be able to patch it together.  We'll see.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 08, 2008, 10:51:41 PM
Interesting.  I have Comcast but I don't think I've ever been recording when something like that has shown up.  But then, I don't remember ever seeing a "storm warning," at all.

You probably don't get Mother Nature's big blow jobs the frequent high wind weather we have on the peninsula, particulary on the Cape.

der Brucer
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 08, 2008, 10:55:46 PM
Well, I guess it's a good thing that DR the vixter is not on tonight. ;)
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 11:16:32 PM
Here's a picture of me and our Yoni, Emily Clark.  Lurking in the background is assistant to the director, Miss Adriana Patti.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: bk on May 08, 2008, 11:17:05 PM
Well, that's small.  Can anyone bigify it?
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 11:27:42 PM
Well, that's small.  Can anyone bigify it?

Not without it looking like crap.  Is that the only size of that picture that you have?  
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Post by: George on May 08, 2008, 11:31:54 PM
Here it is. :-\
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 11:33:29 PM
We watched Camelot -- well, as much as we could with the bad picture. The sound was bad, too.

We played The Drinking Game with the name "Lancelot." Good thing we were drinking Juicy Juice.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 08, 2008, 11:49:18 PM
And I loved Mordred -- even though I'm not quite sure what it was.
Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 08, 2008, 11:55:42 PM
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Title: Re:AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 12:03:30 AM
At least Lancelot didn't play the tuba.