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Title: ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 12:08:13 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were dressed and skated along, and now it is time for you to post until the 1000 Island cows come home.
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 12:08:58 AM
And the word of the day is: SENTIENT!
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 12:10:24 AM
I gotta tell you.  I think I'll go watch the first few minutes of Camelot.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 12:18:57 AM
Thousand Island dressing on a roller skate - ridiculous!

It would clog up the bearing mechanisms.

A good oil and vinegar, on the other hand....

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 12:20:08 AM
Photo of the Day: Canine Prewash Cycle


(http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/images/20080507-brass.jpg)
(From AndrewSullivan.com)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 04:14:25 AM
Weather on the news...

tornados near Cincinnati!


der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 04:21:59 AM
You lookin' at me!!!!

(http://yourscene.latimes.com/PHOTOS/LATM/1UserPhotos/252357E.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: Ben on May 09, 2008, 04:41:38 AM
Slow morning here at HHW
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Post by: Ben on May 09, 2008, 04:41:56 AM
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation calls.

And I must answer.
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 04:42:25 AM
Friday!  Still a bit gloomy, but we are supposed to have SUN later today.  Time will tell.

TOD:

DVD - more episodes of CHECKMATE
CD - Doris Day the 1960's singles
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 04:42:50 AM
Things will pick up, I am sure DR BEN....once the regulars arrive.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:51:59 AM
"So...what do YOU think of DR MBarnum?"
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/SCPgQJ4vatI/AAAAAAAABfE/-x3zNUbj7ms/s400/rafta.jpg)


photo:   Rafta, Rafta
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 04:59:21 AM
Just so you know:

Innovative cooking techniques, experimental gardening methods and high-tech explorations get the nod this afternoon as the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine to Uranus in Pisces (4:05PM PDT). Recede from the maddening crowd this evening as the Moon begins a void cycle at 5:07PM PDT -- a twilight zone experience that lasts until 6:11AM PDT tomorrow when the lunar orb enters Leo. Film and literary classics can ignite your imagination tonight.
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 05:00:43 AM
Work today.  Oh well.
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 05:01:24 AM
Work today.  Oh well.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 05:05:28 AM
Just another anonymous Abercrombie & Fitch live store model...  Yawn!    ;)
(http://bp3.blogger.com/__fWWAnGLVm4/SCNmQ9RLmeI/AAAAAAAAAjg/fNMWLFckOB0/s320/Abercrombie.jpg)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 05:06:24 AM
Work today.  Oh well.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 05:13:32 AM
Is there an echo in here?   :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 05:22:05 AM
With a dog to clean the plates, why would you even need a dishwasher?
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Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 05:31:45 AM
Are you going to make me post the lyrics to "Trine to Uranus" again?
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Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 05:32:18 AM
No, I guess I'd better not.
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Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 05:33:23 AM
But a moon causing that trine to Uranus - what are the odds?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 05:40:59 AM
... forms a flowing trine to Uranus ...

Not to Myanus it isn't!

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 05:42:48 AM
And what about the Lunar Orb Entering Leo?
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://i.ivillage.com/BS/fashion/star_signs/BS_leo_366.jpg)[/move]
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Post by: Ginny on May 09, 2008, 05:57:19 AM
Friday morning greetings!  Today's an information-waitressing day and then I get a 3-day weekend.  Man, I'm ready.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 06:32:39 AM
Good morning, all! I had a "too many connections" problem for a while, but I also slept late. Today, I work at home on Victor Herbert and house cleaning: can't let those bugs back.

The reviews for CAMELOT were surprisingly much better than I ever would have thought, especially from an idiot music critic like Tommasini who clearly has ears of tin or the patience of Job. Perhaps they're all afraid of ofending the Philharmonic boobs who produced this mess?

TOD:
   DVD: A couple of Netflix items, more Shakspeare plays
   CD:  The Brain from Planet X, Guy Haines, Petula Clark, 60s songs, Offenbach, Camelot London cast with Laurence Harvey, Camelot Broadway cast
    VCR: anthropoligical studies
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 07:12:25 AM
Oh Joy! Another re-opening, another show:

Welcome to My World

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Family/Open0001.jpg)

It’s not always busy:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Family/Open0003.jpg)

The Mangers Strut

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/Family/Open0002.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 07:18:40 AM
George:

Reminder -It's The Doctor's night!

Do you get SCIHD?

der Brucer
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:27:41 AM
With a dog to clean the plates, why would you even need a dishwasher?


Deja vu!!! I used to say this ALL THE TIME to my mom when we'd set our plates down at home for the dog to lick clean. She'd always gag.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:28:55 AM
Good morning!

It had rained again early this morning, but it's beautiful outside right now and is supposed to get up to 80 today.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:29:55 AM
After that fairly dreadful CAMELOT last night, I, too, will take DR Elmore's lead and pull out the Original Broadway Cast recording and listen to the songs the way they were meant to be sung.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 07:31:59 AM
Aunt Edna suddenly found herself one sandwich short of a picnic.
(http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/ENGLISH/exhibits/hammond/pics/1476_picnic_under_tree_620.jpg)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 09, 2008, 07:33:48 AM
Just another anonymous Abercrombie & Fitch live store model...  Yawn!    ;)
(http://bp3.blogger.com/__fWWAnGLVm4/SCNmQ9RLmeI/AAAAAAAAAjg/fNMWLFckOB0/s320/Abercrombie.jpg)

No phone number! - Will you never learn....

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:35:37 AM
Page Two Cowardly Lion Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:36:24 AM
TV Reminders:

MOONLIGHT!

GHOST WHISPERER!

NUMB3RS!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 07:38:14 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - CAMELOT (OCR)

DVD - NATIONAL TREASURE (Blu-ray)
          NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (Blu-ray)
          J.A.G. - Season 6

DVR - last night's SMALLVILLE
          last night's THE OFFICE
          last night's 30 ROCK
          last night's CSI
          last night's GREY'S ANATOMY
          MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 07:40:40 AM
No phone number! - Will you never learn....

der Brucer

All he needs to do is make a 1-900 call.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 07:46:08 AM
What little I saw/heard of "Camelot" last night, I have to say that the OBC and the movie on DVD are tons better.  The OBC is perfection for the vocals.  For orchestrations and proof of the sheer glory of the score, nothing beats the magnificent Alfred Newman supervision of the movie soundtrack.  I barely recognized the Investiture sequence, musically.  The phrasing was a bit off, IMO.  The film's investiture sequence is one of the astounding glories of musical film.  Oh, well...

And what was anyone thinking when they thunk of Gabriel Byrne for Arthur?  (And what was Lerner thinking with al those nicknames liberally spread throughout the book?  Lance, Ginny, Pelli, Lance, Pelli, Ginny, etc., etc.).
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 07:47:01 AM
It's finally Friday here in Oakland CA.

I can't speak for anywhere else, though.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 07:48:43 AM
I watched "Survivor" (stupid Erik, stupid, stupid, stupid), "Gray's Anatomy" (good episode, except for what seems to be a "cop-out"), and "Lost" (GREAT episode, IMO) last night.

I have "Smallville", "Ugly Betty", and "Supernatural" waiting patiently in my DVR cache.
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 07:57:47 AM
NOT REALLY SPOILAGE, BUT FOR YOU ULTRA-SENSITIVE TYPES, HERE'S SOME SPACE ANYWAY DEPARTMENT:







Yes, I think this "Survivor" will go down as the one with the stupidest group of men ever.  And that's saying a lot.

"Lost" was interesting.  I'm wondering if "Emily" is going to pop up again.  What are various theories re:  Christian & Claire?  Ghosts?  And I think this now confirms that Richard Alpert (does anyone get that joke?  Or am I the only Baba Ram Dass/Timothy Leary aficianado here?) is "ageless."  I know we talked about this when he appeared to the young Ben some time ago.





MORE SPACE SO THAT JOSE'S HEAD DOESN'T EXPLODE.   :o
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:00:52 AM
TOD:

CD:  Capercaillie (DakotaCelt, are you listening?)
DVD:  just finished up a bunch of review stuff, including a 3 DVD set called "Women & Spirituality," a set of late 80s early 90s Canadian documentaries where I was surprised to see Gabe and Zach's former Sunday School teacher listed as a Production Assistant!  Now I'm on to something called The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which so far is proving to be less than Christie-tastic.  :)  I also have to finish up John Dexter's production of Twelfth Night.  Tommy Steele is actually quite charming, against all possible odds.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 08:02:06 AM


MORE SPACE SO THAT JOSE'S HEAD DOESN'T EXPLODE.   :o


Given his reports out of L.A. the past couple of days, it's not his head that is in danger of exploding.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:07:14 AM
"So...what do YOU think of DR MBarnum?"
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/SCPgQJ4vatI/AAAAAAAABfE/-x3zNUbj7ms/s400/rafta.jpg)


photo:   Rafta, Rafta


(Note: no clue on who the names of the individuals are but here goes poetic license...)

Ramya: Mr. Barnum is a charming individual
Kal: Really, what about me?
Ramya:  Well....... You are nice too!
Kal: But can he dance and sing?
Ramya; I dont know.... but he is still a charming person

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Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2008, 08:08:50 AM
TOD:

DVD:
MAN OR GUN
TWINKLE IN GOD'S EYE

DVR:
Last nights Survivor and The Office
Monday nights Rules of Engagement

CD:
Bollywood Disco
Bollywood Jazz
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:10:35 AM
TOD:

CD:  Capercaillie (DakotaCelt, are you listening?)


One of my favorite groups. They did some of the music for "Blood is Strong" documentary a number of years ago.

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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:12:23 AM
I have survived the last 6 weeks of brutality... The paper and the final are done. I feel brain damaged, drained, etc...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:14:58 AM
Media check....

DVD: A Mighty Wind
VCR: Search for Tomorrow...
CD: Capercaillie, 20th Anniversary Collection from Green Linnet REcords.
Computer: Brain from Planet X
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 08:16:14 AM
I was surprised to see Gabe and Zach's former Sunday School teacher listed as a Production Assistant!

The fact that they had to "quit the business" immediately after they worked with your sons is merely a coincidence.   ;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:16:49 AM
ATTN: Doctor Who fans.....

In the next episode airing in the UK, one of the guests on the show is Peter Davison's daughter Georgia Moffett.

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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 08:17:38 AM
The paper and the final are done.

CONGRATULATIONS, DR DakotaCelt.  May you find rest and rejuvenation!
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 08:19:06 AM
it's not his head that is in danger of exploding.

;D
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 08:20:56 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR DakotaCelt.  May you find rest and rejuvenation!

I shall.. Relaxing this weekend... and reading a fun book...

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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:21:21 AM
The fact that they had to "quit the business" immediately after they worked with your sons is merely a coincidence.   ;)

Vice versa, actually.  The films were done between 89-92.  Gabe was born in 1996 and Zach in 1998, so they probably started Sunday School around 2001 or 2002.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:22:22 AM
What little I saw/heard of "Camelot" last night, I have to say that the OBC and the movie on DVD are tons better.  The OBC is perfection for the vocals.  For orchestrations and proof of the sheer glory of the score, nothing beats the magnificent Alfred Newman supervision of the movie soundtrack.  I barely recognized the Investiture sequence, musically.  The phrasing was a bit off, IMO.  The film's investiture sequence is one of the astounding glories of musical film.  Oh, well...

And what was anyone thinking when they thunk of Gabriel Byrne for Arthur?  (And what was Lerner thinking with al those nicknames liberally spread throughout the book?  Lance, Ginny, Pelli, Lance, Pelli, Ginny, etc., etc.).

To be honest, I think I will likely delete CAMELOT on the DVR without watching the rest of it. I was just so disappointed and irritated with the whole mess.

I do love Newman's Oscar-winning orchestrations for the film (wish the singers were up to their level of expertise).

In fact, CAMELOT is another musical I'd love to see redone correctly on film. I have no clue who'd be the right director for the project, however.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:23:21 AM
Heading down now to clean up to do my Friday errands.

WBBL.
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:25:08 AM
I do love Newman's Oscar-winning orchestrations for the film (wish the singers were up to their level of expertise).

In fact, CAMELOT is another musical I'd love to see redone correctly on film. I have no clue who'd be the right director for the project, however.

Oooh--oooh--Baz Luhrman?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:27:46 AM
After that fairly dreadful CAMELOT last night, I, too, will take DR Elmore's lead and pull out the Original Broadway Cast recording and listen to the songs the way they were meant to be sung.

I think one of the reasons I'm so outraged over the CAMELOT debacle was that you lucky viewers saw it for free. My ticket cost $225! I think the entire audience should demand the Philharmonic refund the money.  Everyne was so excited after last year's MY FAIR LADY, which was well-cast and did most of the score, but James Brennan directed the MFL, not the unclassy Mr Price.
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:27:50 AM
I, too, love the Camelot orchestrations (and the gorgeous vocal arrangements by Ken Darby).  I think Camelot and Finian's Rainbow are the apex of Darby's film achievements.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:32:13 AM
What little I saw/heard of "Camelot" last night, I have to say that the OBC and the movie on DVD are tons better.  The OBC is perfection for the vocals.  For orchestrations and proof of the sheer glory of the score, nothing beats the magnificent Alfred Newman supervision of the movie soundtrack.  I barely recognized the Investiture sequence, musically.  The phrasing was a bit off, IMO.  The film's investiture sequence is one of the astounding glories of musical film.  Oh, well...


Well, DR Ron Pulliam, for the investiture, you heard my beloved Trude Rittman's underscoring from the original production. Loewe adored her so much that he provided for her in his will; she'd worked with him from BRIGADOON through the end of Lerner & Loewe.  Someone yesterday produced on Broadwayworld.com a sound tape of the entire Morgan le Fey sequence from 1960 with M'el Dowd and Roddy McDowell, including all of Trude's dance music for the court of Morgan le Fey and a complete "Persuasion" and it was a sheer delight to hear it all conducted by Franz Allers.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 08:32:53 AM
Congratulations, DR DakotaCelt!!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:33:29 AM
Well, DR Ron Pulliam, for the investiture, you heard my beloved Trude Rittman's underscoring from the original production. Loewe adored her so much that he provided for her in his will; she'd worked with him from BRIGADOON through the end of Lerner & Loewe.  Someone yesterday produced on Broadwayworld.com a sound tape of the entire Morgan le Fey sequence from 1960 with M'el Dowd and Roddy McDowell, including all of Trude's dance music for the court of Morgan le Fey and a complete "Persuasion" and it was a sheer delight to hear it all conducted by Franz Allers.

I don't know if it can be downloaded and saved, and I curse my technical ignorance.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 08:33:40 AM
Oooh--oooh--Baz Luhrman?

Not if Nicole Kidman is tapped to play Guinevere!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 08:35:45 AM
Perhaps you all would have enjoyed Camelot more if your tv had bad picture and bad sound and you were playing The Drinking Game.
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:35:54 AM
Not if Nicole Kidman is tapped to play Guinevere!

I actually see her more as King Arthur.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:36:04 AM
Not if Nicole Kidman is tapped to play Guinevere!

I wouldn't mind Anne Hathaway and Ewan McGregor in the leads.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 08:36:40 AM
Well, DR Ron Pulliam, for the investiture, you heard my beloved Trude Rittman's underscoring from the original production. Loewe adored her so much that he provided for her in his will; she'd worked with him from BRIGADOON through the end of Lerner & Loewe.  Someone yesterday produced on Broadwayworld.com a sound tape of the entire Morgan le Fey sequence from 1960 with M'el Dowd and Roddy McDowell, including all of Trude's dance music for the court of Morgan le Fey and a complete "Persuasion" and it was a sheer delight to hear it all conducted by Franz Allers.

I have no problem at all with the OBC orchestral performance.  But something was "off" in the performance last night (aside from Byrne's inability to hit a musical cue or keep up with the tempo of a song).  
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:38:20 AM
I don't know if it can be downloaded and saved, and I curse my technical ignorance.

If you post the URL I bet one of us could figure out if it could be downloaded.  In fact with that handy dandy Freerecorder software George pointed us to, I'm sure it could be.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:39:15 AM
Here's the link to the original cast Morgan le Fey scene:

http://media.putfile.com/11-Nummer-11-86
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 08:44:17 AM
Can any DR who has seen this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NGSVW32HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

And this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2Bq-Y8O9iL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

please compare and contrast?    Thanks!   :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:45:56 AM
I've been listening to the 1980s Richard Harrison London cast recording, which includes a bit more of the score  than the OBC, but Fiona Fullerton is way to kittenish as Guenevere. Perhaps she hopes that will make her seem younger in the early scenes?

I like a great deal of the 1960s London cast with Laurence Harvey and Elizabeth Larner, and I wish EMI would release it on CD; the recording used for my CD was very scratchy.

Perhaps Kritzerland should lease it?
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 08:46:24 AM
Here's the link to the original cast Morgan le Fey scene:

http://media.putfile.com/11-Nummer-11-86

For some reason Freerecorder isn't capturing this.  George?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 08:53:11 AM
Can any DR who has seen this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NGSVW32HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

And this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2Bq-Y8O9iL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

please compare and contrast?    Thanks!   :)

I saw the Richard Harris production live at the State Theatre, when Richard Burton and a miscast Christine Ebersole had the leads. My roommate at the time, and an acquaintance of our DR Ginny, was the conductor; Franz Allers was the original supervisor. It was very beautifully designed, but poor Burton was suffering neurologic problems so he looked like Richard III playing Arthur.  When Burton asked to be replaced, Harris took over and wanted "his people" in, so my friend left the show shortly thereafter.  The DVD has the wonderful Meg Bussert as Guenevere, and I need to buy it. I hear that Harris became more and more difficult. The production went to London, which is the source of John Yap's recording, which I am currently listening to.

I still love the movie, even though it's got problems; it's based more on the revisions Lerner did for London and the London designer John Truscott designed the movie.  There are times, though, it strikes me as so 1960s hippie, and I would have expected more polish in the musical numbers from Logan.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 09:00:10 AM
Thanks, DR elmore3003!  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 09:04:18 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And nothing is exploding.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 09:04:45 AM
Harris?  Harrison?

???
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 09:06:25 AM
As for the Friday Media Check...

Hmm...
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Post by: Jeanne on May 09, 2008, 09:16:18 AM
Hello, everyone.

TOD:

DVD:  MEDIUM Season 2
VCR:  THE PHANTOM LADY
          BABY FACE
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 09:16:21 AM
Harris?  Harrison?

???

Okay, I got his name wrong. Ever since Bo Derek's TARZAN, I refuse to forgive him.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 09, 2008, 09:16:55 AM
RELAXATION VIBES to DR DAKOTA CELT!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 09:19:07 AM
Okay, I got his name wrong. Ever since Bo Derek's TARZAN, I refuse to forgive him.

I corrected my error. I have to say that Harris on the London cast recording is either wonderful or outrageous, such as his Act One finale monologue. He yells "vengeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaance!" very hammily.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 09:20:07 AM
Okay, I got his name wrong. Ever since Bo Derek's TARZAN, I refuse to forgive him.

;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 09:23:14 AM
Damn! I forgot.  Last night, did anyone tape CSI written by the TWO AND A HALF MEN team?
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 09:25:20 AM
George:

Reminder -It's The Doctor's night!

Do you get SCIHD?

der Brucer

Why, yes I do! :D
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 09:26:55 AM
very hammily.

Hammily We Roll Along!

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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 09:27:50 AM
Damn! I forgot.  Last night, did anyone tape CSI written by the TWO AND A HALF MEN team?

I did.  Do you want a copy?
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 09:36:20 AM
I have survived the last 6 weeks of brutality... The paper and the final are done. I feel brain damaged, drained, etc...

CONGRATULATIONS, DR DakotaCelt.  May you find rest and rejuvenation!

DITTO!! ;D

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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 09:39:28 AM
DR George...

I have a premonition that you're going to be very busy in the near future, to quote the old Saturday Night Live skit, "making copies!"  ;)
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 09:40:26 AM
(http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/images/2007/12/06/ham.jpg)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 09, 2008, 09:40:59 AM
re: last night's SURVIVOR




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Yes Erik is an idiot. But i actually understand why he did what he did. First off nat and cirie were very persuasive. But what they were saying did make sense. Erik and told everybody the same story. And he had to prove himself for cirie to trust him. The only thing is i don't really get why he thought cirie would flip. Crazy. At least when he first asked he totally refused (showing he is not a complete idiot). I really wonder if he could have won the whole thing. I felt so bad for him (even though i am cheering for amanda). I would actually be okay with any of the favorites winning. And it will be interesting to see if any of them turn on each other. I am also quite happy that there are 4 women in the finals.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 09:45:22 AM
For some reason Freerecorder isn't capturing this.  George?

Got it. :)
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 09:45:46 AM
Larry, I was able to download the Camelot clip and I have the CSI episode. :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 10:04:12 AM
What is George up to now?
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 10:08:37 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Overslept, and now I must go do an annoying errand.  I don't think I care to drive out to Valencia, however, and will have them come here.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 09, 2008, 10:15:09 AM
How's the newly-repaired car doing, Bruce?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 10:18:22 AM
Hmm... I keep "forgetting" that my computer's clock is still on NYC/East Coast/Eastern Standard time... And the clock radio a few feet from me is on LA/Pacific time... So...

I guess what I'm trying to say is.... Well...

I'm not really sure... ???

;D
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 10:23:01 AM
What is George up to now?

Right this very moment, I should be getting ready to leave for work, so that's what I need to do.  Until later!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 10:25:16 AM
I did.  Do you want a copy?

Yes, please, but not the CAMELOT!
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 10:26:15 AM
I seem to remember reading somewhere that one [or more?] of the songs in Ilya Darling was actually written by Mr. Sondheim.  Does anyone know if this is really true?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 10:27:10 AM
Larry, I was able to download the Camelot clip and I have the CSI episode. :)

Can the CAMELOT clip be converted to an mp3 file and emailed?
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 10:28:16 AM
THIS is the actual Camel Lot:

(http://www.cardsunlimited.com/largeimage/PushkarCamels.jpg)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 09, 2008, 10:33:46 AM
And the word of the day is: SENTIENT!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  BEING ALIVE
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 10:42:39 AM
THIS is the actual Camel Lot:

(http://www.cardsunlimited.com/largeimage/PushkarCamels.jpg)

So that's where your parents found you! :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 11:15:33 AM
LOL, Singdaw.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:19:26 AM
Can the CAMELOT clip be converted to an mp3 file and emailed?

It's a .wma file, so I think it's fairly small to begin with.  I'm at work now, so I can't see what size it is...and I can't download it here at work. :P I think I can just e-mail it to you when I get home tonight, if you can wait.
 
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Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2008, 11:22:42 AM
That is Ok DR Elmore, I know you have a difficult time telling the two apart (maybe those new glasses were not so good, huh!)


RICHARD HARRIS:

(http://www.movieactors.com/freezeframes5/unforgiven87.jpeg)




RICHARD HARRISON


(http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/b1/6d/79f0_1_sbl.JPG)
 


Note the differences.


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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:24:23 AM
:o Oh, my!  Be still my heart!

;)
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Post by: JMK on May 09, 2008, 11:33:30 AM
It's a .wma file, so I think it's fairly small to begin with.  I'm at work now, so I can't see what size it is...and I can't download it here at work. :P I think I can just e-mail it to you when I get home tonight, if you can wait.
 

If you send it to me, I can convert it to MP3, George.  I wonder why Freerecorder wouldn't do this for me--maybe it's a Vista thing.  It's worked perfectly on every other application I've used it for.
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:37:00 AM
Jeanne - car is driving very well indeed, but I also wouldn't mind having the rather large amount of dough I spent on it back in my bank account.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:37:54 AM
If you send it to me, I can convert it to MP3, George.  I wonder why Freerecorder wouldn't do this for me--maybe it's a Vista thing.  It's worked perfectly on every other application I've used it for.

Okay...but I can't until I get home later, tonight.  Not so later tonight, the family is all going to the Red Wind casino for the seafood (and other kinds of food) buffet.  My niece's birthday was three weeks ago and at the casino, you can get a free meal within a month of your birthday, so we're all going and two of us will eat for free. :) Anyway, we're meeting at 5:30, so it won't be incredibly late.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 11:44:22 AM
It's a .wma file, so I think it's fairly small to begin with.  I'm at work now, so I can't see what size it is...and I can't download it here at work. :P I think I can just e-mail it to you when I get home tonight, if you can wait.
 

How can I wait, can I wait tlll tomorrow comes? Another Lerner & Loewe reference and one of my favorite Julie Andrews moments.
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:47:07 AM
Our LA Times review - pretty good - no real obvious pull quotes, unless one of you can figure out what they are:

Science doesn't get much more fictionalized than in the silly sci-fi musical "The Brain From Planet X."

A mutation of such movies as "The Brain From Planet Arous" and "Plan Nine From Outer Space," the show spins a comic tale of space aliens who choose the 1950s San Fernando Valley as the launching point for their takeover of Earth. Introduced at Los Angeles City College in 2006, the show returns, with some interim tweaking, at the Chance Theater, as an early event in the two-month Festival of New American Musicals.

Much of the fun of David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel's show, as staged by Kimmel, is its low-tech re-creation of low-tech B movies. Some gags are slap-on-the-forehead obvious, such as the alien spacecraft constructed of taped-together pie tins hanging from a stick. Others are guffaw-inducingly unexpected.

Man-of-many-faces Michael Irish provides Rod Serling-like setup; Mark Rothman, outfitted with a bouffant-size brain, is a Mel Brooks of a space villain who's saddled with squabbling henchmen Emily Clark (in intergalactic glamazon mode) and Daniel Berlin (how does he sustain that helium voice?). Allison Appleby and Bob Simpson, as unsuspecting Valley householders, imitate such TV moms and pops as the Stones and the Andersons. The cast of 15 is supported by a keyboard-percussion-reeds trio.

The music and lyrics, mostly by Kimmel, are pastiches, at their cleverest when they nod toward shows you'd little suspect ("42nd Street"? "Company," for goodness sake?). Overall, there's so much copying going on that audiences can make a virtual trivia game out of identifying the sources.

One could call the show derivative, meaning it as a put-down, but "The Brain" would just take it as a compliment.
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:47:44 AM
Very positive review, though, having read through it again.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:51:31 AM
Our LA Times review - pretty good - no real obvious pull quotes, unless one of you can figure out what they are....

Could you say:  "Some gags ... are guffaw-inducingly unexpected."
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:52:02 AM
Or would the "..." make the quote suspect?
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:52:25 AM
Just a thought.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 11:53:11 AM
…the show spins a comic tale…
…fun…
…guffaw-inducingly unexpected…

LA Times
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 11:57:28 AM
Mark Rothman...a Mel Brooks of a space villain...
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 12:01:16 PM
So that's where your parents found you!

They really had their hearts set on a gnu, but when they saw me, well...   ;)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 12:05:14 PM
YOu could paraphrase...   just a couple of ideas

THe fun of science inducing guffaws....

"Pastiches, at its cleverest"

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Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 12:05:54 PM
Funny pic singdaw
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 12:11:33 PM
They really had their hearts set on a gnu, but when they saw me, well...   ;)

They chose right.
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 12:16:50 PM
I have survived the last 6 weeks of brutality... The paper and the final are done. I feel brain damaged, drained, etc...

But you did it!  CONGRATULATIONS!
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 12:28:53 PM

DR Jose, thanks for the photo.  The sauce looks as it should.  :)  Since they are made with beef it has been years since we have eaten them.  I should go and try the sauce on something else.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 12:34:23 PM
I should go and try the sauce on something else.

Like, for instance, one roller skate?   ;)

That's the title of my next novella:  The Sauce on Something Else.   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 12:35:01 PM
They chose right.

Ah.  A Baby reference.   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 12:36:26 PM
(http://a1516.g.akamai.net/f/1516/1052/0h/www.1800flowers.com/800f_assets/images/headers/em_20080509_dog_right.jpg)
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 12:38:44 PM
cute
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 12:49:17 PM
Quote
DR Jose, if you are doing cemeteries -- Marilyn Monroe (another favorite of DR Megan) is at Westwood.

It is somewhat difficult to find the entrance & I can't remember the directions.  this might help:
Pierce Bros Westwood Village
1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood
(310) 474-1579

My aunt, uncle & sister all had their memorial serves held there.  Until my aunt's service I had never been there.
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 12:49:54 PM
My computer just shut down on me again.  It is doing it again.  Bye.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 12:52:33 PM
DR Jane - :)  Well, they do sell it in 8 oz. and 16 oz. containers, so...  I'll see if it's shelf-stable enough to ship.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 12:55:33 PM
Cute dog picture!  This was yesterday's Comcast Picture of the Day:
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 12:55:48 PM
I didn't take this picture.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 01:07:03 PM
Well.. I took this picture when I got here on Wednesday...  -The May Gray.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:15:06 PM
DR Elmore,

I recorded CSI last night as well, though I haven't watched it yet, and I suspect there will be tornado warning banners across the bottom of the screen for the entire episode.

I also have read HORRENDOUS things about it. No one I know who saw it liked it AT ALL.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:17:51 PM
I think Harris is VERY hammy in that stage DVD version of CAMELOT. He's better in the movie, I think. To be fair, however, I haven't watched that Harris-stage version in quite some time. I had it on tape (which is the last time I watched it), though I did buy a used DVD copy of it for the archives. I've yet to watch it.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:19:36 PM
I began my afternoon by watching last night's GREY'S ANATOMY. Even though I had to "suffer" through an SD version of the show rather than the HD version, I still really enjoyed it. Great lines from all the regulars at one point or another. Loved Bailey's description of Sloan to the nurses. I replayed it I was laughing so hard.

And, of course, the soldier story was very touching.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:21:29 PM
Then I watched NATIONAL TREASURE on Blu-ray. Yes, it's another turn-off-your-brain-at-the-door Jerry Bruckheimer production, but it's still fun to watch this treasure hunt through Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.

The Blu-ray looks wonderful, and the uncompressed sound is spectacular.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:22:57 PM
I only had time left to listen to about 30 minutes of the commentary featuring the director and Justin Bartha who plays Riley. They're great pals so they spent what I listened to joshing and ribbing each other and not talking nearly enough about the movie. The back and forth sarcasm got kind of tiresome, to be honest.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 01:23:32 PM
Looks like a lengthy list of bonus features to watch when I go back downstairs which should take me right up to GHOST WHISPERER tonight.
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 01:27:32 PM
And, of course, the soldier story was very touching.

[size=8]SPOILER ALERT!!![/size]

 :'(

[size=8]END OF SPOILER ALERT!!![/size]
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 09, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
Well, I need to run an errand, and then head out to meet up with BK for the trip out to Anaheim.. :)  So...

Laters...
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 09, 2008, 01:45:21 PM
I seem to remember reading somewhere that one [or more?] of the songs in Ilya Darling was actually written by Mr. Sondheim.  Does anyone know if this is really true?

Yes! According to a Sondheim Site -He wrote the lyrics to a song called I THINK SHE NEEDS ME which was unused in the show and has never been recorded,
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 02:03:29 PM
Thank you, DR ArnoldMBrockman!    :)
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 02:18:26 PM
Yes! According to a Sondheim Site -He wrote the lyrics to a song called I THINK SHE NEEDS ME which was unused in the show and has never been recorded,

Has anyone posted lyrics to this long-lost song??
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Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 02:22:32 PM
Has anyone ever seen the lyrics??
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 02:23:08 PM
[size=8]SPOILER ALERT!!![/size]

 :'(

[size=8]END OF SPOILER ALERT!!![/size]


Yes, alas, I had my hopes up. Oh, well . . . .
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Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 02:24:00 PM
I've got some writing to do, and then I'll head back down to continue with NATIONAL TREASURE.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 02:26:26 PM
Back from a slew of errands.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 02:41:15 PM
I had my hopes up.
\

He's got
High hopes
He's got
High hopes
He's got
High apple pie
In the sky hopes.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 02:52:12 PM
Our own Amy Adams will play opposite Meryl Streep in a big-screen adaptation of "Julie & Julia."  I saw a photo of Meryl as Julia Child.  Should be delicious fun!
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 02:54:16 PM
I always thought it would be exciting to see the action described in "Guenevere" - I was wrong.  that was the biggest disappointment for me....there was nothing else I expected to be GREAT!

I think the last sentence of the review for THE BRAIN would compel me to buy a ticket.
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Post by: Jrand68 on May 09, 2008, 02:55:35 PM
One could call the show derivative, meaning it as a put-down, but "The Brain" would just take it as a compliment.


But imagine it printed across the chest of Richard Harrison!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 02:58:36 PM
DR Elmore,

I recorded CSI last night as well, though I haven't watched it yet, and I suspect there will be tornado warning banners across the bottom of the screen for the entire episode.

I also have read HORRENDOUS things about it. No one I know who saw it liked it AT ALL.

DR Matt H, I think DR George is sending it to me. I thank you for your offer. The Pst or Daily News critic liked the episode, so I'm curious about it.

I just got back from a meeting with tenor Kip Wilborn about some work. It was a lovely visit.
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Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 02:58:53 PM
Mmmmm....apple pie
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 02:59:08 PM
DR dB - thanks for sharing the photos of Woody's opening.   :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 02:59:34 PM
That's not what I meant, and you know it!   ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 02:59:56 PM
Mmmmm....apple pie

I met Kip at Artie's. I had carrot cake.  Mmmmmmm . . .
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 03:01:52 PM
tenor Kip Wilborn

Speaking of three-lettered hunks, it was nice to see Tuc back on Desperate Housewives.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 03:06:02 PM
I shall now be on my way to gather up Jose and Miss Adriana Patti for the trek out to the Heim of Ana, after which I shall return with a full report.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 03:10:44 PM
Our own Amy Adams will play opposite Meryl Streep in a big-screen adaptation of "Julie & Julia."  I saw a photo of Meryl as Julia Child.  Should be delicious fun!

"Our own"?  Has she posted here?  When?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2008, 03:18:09 PM
I also have to finish up John Dexter's production of Twelfth Night.  Tommy Steele is actually quite charming, against all possible odds.

And will this go up for auction on ebay? Inquiring bidders want to know!
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 03:45:35 PM
"Our own"?  Has she posted here?  When?

Well, it's cheating a litbit, but I thought that formulation came into use last Oscar-time because she worked with bk and some of the DRs on What If, back when.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2008, 03:57:58 PM
Well, it's cheating a litbit, but I thought that formulation came into use last Oscar-time because she worked with bk and some of the DRs on What If, back when.

You are correct in your usage DR Singdaw. I do believe those that have worked with BK on CDs and plays and such are often referred to as "our own."
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: MBarnum on May 09, 2008, 03:59:54 PM
DR Elmore left a bizarre phone message on my work phone.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:03:15 PM
Check out this wonderful short video (http://www.amazon.com:80/Rodgers-Hammersteins-South-Pacific-Broadway/dp/B0017I1G0W/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210343539&sr=8-2) of the recording session of the new South Pacific!  :D
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Edisaurus on May 09, 2008, 04:05:07 PM
They really had their hearts set on a gnu, but when they saw me, well...   ;)

So obviously, they weren't singing "It Had To Be Gnu..."
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:07:13 PM
You are correct in your usage DR Singdaw. I do believe those that have worked with BK on CDs and plays and such are often referred to as "our own."

I understand BK using it...but I always thought I had missed something or other when others were using it and I couldn't place an association.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:08:56 PM
So obviously, they weren't singing "It Had To Be Gnu..."


Or "It Had to Be Yew".
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:09:28 PM
DR Ron Pulliam, if I start referring to myself in the third person, feel free to bitchslap me to your heart's content...   :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:11:16 PM
If I got a makeover, would I be the gnu yew?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:12:27 PM
DR Ron Pulliam, if I start referring to myself in the third person, feel free to bitchslap me to your heart's content...   :)

Oh, it won't take anything as severe as that....!   ;)


But I DO appreciate that sentiment!   ;D
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:13:05 PM
True.   I need so much correction.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:14:37 PM
True.   I need so much correction.

Are you saying that you need someone to personally wind you up for the day?

;D


(I believe that's a "Dress Gray" reference).
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:17:16 PM
This has been a very "tired"-making day.  

Among other weekly end-of-week clusters, it happens to be the last day for entering requsitions for fiscal year fund expenditures (County FY runs July 1 through June 30) into our PeopleSoft financials data system.

Yes...they need seven weeks, at least, to prepare for the new fiscal year and they can't have us encumbering this fiscal year's funds beyond today.

I've entered something like 11 requsitions in the past three days.  I've never done more than about 5 a year until recently.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:17:42 PM
a "Dress Gray" reference

That's what happened once when I accidentally mixed a light and dark load of laundry.    :-\
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:19:40 PM
I need to know the weekend will begin in less than an hour.

I need to know I'll have something yummy to eat for din-din.

I need to know I'll get up in the a.m. and get coffee and chocolatines.

I need to know I'll go to Trader Joe's and stock up on yummies.

I need to know I'll not only get through the DVR-cache store of last night's/tonight's TV shows but that I'll also be able to watch one of the hundreds of DVDS I have NOT yet watched.

I need to know I'll get a good night's sleep.

I'm very needy at the moment.



Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:20:10 PM
That's what happened once when I accidentally mixed a light and dark load of laundry.    :-\

Are you still washing dresses?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:20:33 PM
I occasionally use PeopleSoft to look at things, like my pay stub, but I've never had to enter data into it.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:21:51 PM
I'm very needy at the moment.

Sounds like you're on a "need-to-know" basis!   ;D
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:22:21 PM
I occasionally use PeopleSoft to look at things, like my pay stub, but I've never had to enter data into it.

The County converted to it in 2000.  It was supposed to make our auditing process simpler.

It did not.  It has become increasingly more labor-intensive than ever.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:22:35 PM
Are you still washing dresses?

Oh, no.  All my frocks are dry-cleaned.     8)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 04:22:44 PM
DR Elmore left a bizarre phone message on my work phone.

You're really lucky I didn't leave the one I wanted to.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:22:52 PM
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Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:24:02 PM
It has become increasingly more labor-intensive than ever.

Typical government decision-making!   Does that at least mean job security?   ;)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:25:31 PM
You're really lucky I didn't leave the one I wanted to.

Which was going to be DR elmore3003 belting out a few phrases of 'You're The One That I Want'...   :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 04:26:54 PM
Just so you know:

Innovative cooking techniques, experimental gardening methods and high-tech explorations get the nod this afternoon as the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine to Uranus in Pisces (4:05PM PDT). Recede from the maddening crowd this evening as the Moon begins a void cycle at 5:07PM PDT -- a twilight zone experience that lasts until 6:11AM PDT tomorrow when the lunar orb enters Leo. Film and literary classics can ignite your imagination tonight.

A MOON VOID ON A FRIDAY NIGHT>>>>>OMG!!!!!!!    

Is that why I'm catching a cold?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:27:12 PM
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Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:28:08 PM
Is that why I'm catching a cold?

It depends... do your trines feel inflamed?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 04:34:50 PM
Which was going to be DR elmore3003 belting out a few phrases of 'You're The One That I Want'...   :)

Wrong! It was much ruder.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 04:35:46 PM
If you're going to say something rude...

...sit next to me!    :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 04:39:20 PM
I had a long day. I woke up with a sore throat and a bit of a runny nose, but knew I couldn't be sick today so I got all gussied up in "look like a professional" clothes and went to work.  I had a fairly uneventful morning, then went to the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Legal Assistants where I gave a presentation on immigration law.  It went pretty well, but it's impossible to explain immigration law in 40 minutes, so it was really general and really basic with a few horror stories thrown in.  I was glad to finish that.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 04:41:01 PM
I bought a really good directory for Edith to use at the office. She went to see me speak and was really funny, she started asking how much the book costs etc. I laughed and said "Don't worry about it"  I had already found out it was reasonable and planned to buy it. She was very pleased to have it.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 04:45:08 PM
When I came home I had an amazing Hallmark moment.  I opened my mailbox and found a pink envelope with a return address from DR JHVW and his brother Andy.  I opened the envelope and found a card that says "To a Wonderful Aunt on Mother's Day"  Inside it says "You are a very important woman in my life and I wanted you to know it. Happy Mother's Day, Dear Aunt"  

Holy moly on rye, between PMS, my cold, being tired and the wonderful card, I burst into tears.  It was one of the sweetest things anyone has done for me
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 04:45:55 PM
DR jhvw sounds like he's in very good spirits and doing well.  
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:47:22 PM
Typical government decision-making!   Does that at least mean job security?   ;)

I have that anyway!  :)

But I might have some leverage to restructure my job for an upgrade!  :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 04:49:19 PM
If you're going to say something rude...

...sit next to me!    :)


No, no....he's sitting by me!  You can stand by and "overhear" stuff.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: elmore3003 on May 09, 2008, 04:52:35 PM
No, no....he's sitting by me!  You can stand by and "overhear" stuff.

Don't fight over me; you're both pretty.

And I'm flattered by the attention. Thank you.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 04:57:44 PM
Nice, DR Cillaliz.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 05:00:29 PM
It's supposed to rain here all weekend.   Oh Joy
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 05:06:26 PM
Nice, DR Cillaliz.

Thanks DR Laura, I thought it was very cool.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 05:06:55 PM
I need some food. Think I'll order a pizza. I haven't had one in a long time
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 05:09:35 PM
Which was going to be DR elmore3003 belting out a few phrases of 'You're The One That I Want'...   :)

I'm listening to the new Broadway cast recording of Grease right now and I just caught up to this post.  What a coinky-dink! ;)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 05:13:50 PM
When I came home I had an amazing Hallmark moment.  I opened my mailbox and found a pink envelope with a return address from DR JHVW and his brother Andy.  I opened the envelope and found a card that says "To a Wonderful Aunt on Mother's Day"  Inside it says "You are a very important woman in my life and I wanted you to know it. Happy Mother's Day, Dear Aunt"  

Holy moly on rye, between PMS, my cold, being tired and the wonderful card, I burst into tears.  It was one of the sweetest things anyone has done for me

That is so sweet, Cillaliz!  My niece has gotten her mother's boyfriend Father's Day cards, even though my sister (her mother) and he have never been married or lived together.  My niece also refers to him as her step-father. :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 09, 2008, 05:17:54 PM
We'd be dancing for joy if we had rain, DR Cillaliz. Last measurable rain was Feb. 22 and none in sight until the monsoon in mid-July.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 05:24:43 PM
Well, I'm off to the casino for my birthday buffet with the family.  Hopefully, I'll be home in time to watch Doctor Who (as it's broadcast), but I'm at least recording it, so I won't miss it. :)

Have a good evening, all!!
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:07:03 PM
DR Jane - :)  Well, they do sell it in 8 oz. and 16 oz. containers, so...  I'll see if it's shelf-stable enough to ship.

That is so sweet!!! :D  It is ok though.  I should just go there myself one of these times we are in L.A.  We haven't gone since the kids were young.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 09, 2008, 06:07:30 PM
I wonder if graverobbers ever get "disinter-ry"!






:D
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:09:25 PM
Just so you know:

Innovative cooking techniques, experimental gardening methods and high-tech explorations get the nod this afternoon as the Moon in Cancer forms a flowing trine to Uranus in Pisces (4:05PM PDT). Recede from the maddening crowd this evening as the Moon begins a void cycle at 5:07PM PDT -- a twilight zone experience that lasts until 6:11AM PDT tomorrow when the lunar orb enters Leo. Film and literary classics can ignite your imagination tonight.


Is it healthy to let Uranus go into a void cycle while you are out in public?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:11:10 PM
Just another anonymous Abercrombie & Fitch live store model...  Yawn!    ;)
(http://bp3.blogger.com/__fWWAnGLVm4/SCNmQ9RLmeI/AAAAAAAAAjg/fNMWLFckOB0/s320/Abercrombie.jpg)


They have live store models?  Have those models seen EVENING PRIMROSE?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:12:33 PM
When I came home I had an amazing Hallmark moment.  I opened my mailbox and found a pink envelope with a return address from DR JHVW and his brother Andy.  I opened the envelope and found a card that says "To a Wonderful Aunt on Mother's Day"  Inside it says "You are a very important woman in my life and I wanted you to know it. Happy Mother's Day, Dear Aunt"  

Holy moly on rye, between PMS, my cold, being tired and the wonderful card, I burst into tears.  It was one of the sweetest things anyone has done for me

 :D You got me teary eyed.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:13:12 PM
DR jhvw sounds like he's in very good spirits and doing well.  

Nice to hear. :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:14:46 PM
DR George, you have a very thoughtful niece.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:16:37 PM
My computer has shut down so many times today I have lost a number of my posts.  I think I missed commenting on the nice photo of SWW at the festive place of work.
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Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 06:21:15 PM
***TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT VIBES***[/size][/color]
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Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: singdaw on May 09, 2008, 06:25:04 PM
Caught up with LOST.   Way cool!   :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:29:59 PM
Thank you Singdaw!  I do fear I won't have this computer much longer.  It is funny how long I insisted Keith not get me my own computer.  I did not want a lap-top.  Now I don't want to be without one again.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 06:31:15 PM
I am very happy that I recorded Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty last night. A "short" meeting lasted much longer than I anticipated. I'll watch them after Dateline is over
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 06:33:15 PM
Thank you Singdaw!  I do fear I won't have this computer much longer.  It is funny how long I insisted Keith not get me my own computer.  I did not want a lap-top.  Now I don't want to be without one again.

Vibes for your computer.  Is it still under warranty?  Every laptop I've ever had had a problem within the first 3 years. I've always gotten a 3 year warranty and gotten it repaired for nothing.  
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:38:47 PM
CAMELOT is my favorite movie musical of all time.  Mr. Harris is a little like everyone's Uncle Norman.  You love him dearly, but at times he does something or says something that just makes you cringe, but you still love him.  I adore the rest of the cast. I think Ms. Redgrave and Mr. Nero are smoldering on the screen (with good reason).
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:39:55 PM
DR Jose, thank you for letting me eat vicariously with you :D

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/TamalesGreenSauce.jpg)

Next I want a photo from Stan's  ;)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:44:07 PM
Okay...but I can't until I get home later, tonight.  Not so later tonight, the family is all going to the Red Wind casino for the seafood (and other kinds of food) buffet.  My niece's birthday was three weeks ago and at the casino, you can get a free meal within a month of your birthday, so we're all going and two of us will eat for free. :) Anyway, we're meeting at 5:30, so it won't be incredibly late.


I was just there for dinner last night.  It was wonderful, but not quite the buffet you get on Friday and Saturday night.  They had plenty of crab last night, but the appeal of crab is wasted on me.  It was nice last night because it wasn't very crowded.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:47:43 PM
They really had their hearts set on a gnu, but when they saw me, well...   ;)


So, what's gnu with you?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:48:45 PM
LOL-DR Cilla, Keith hardly ever purchases a warranty.  ;D  Overall I know we are ahead of the game money wise, still one would be nice at the moment.

Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Cillaliz on May 09, 2008, 06:53:48 PM
LOL-DR Cilla, Keith hardly ever purchases a warranty.  ;D  Overall I know we are ahead of the game money wise, still one would be nice at the moment.



The only things I get a warranty on are laptop computers. It has paid off everytime. On other things, I don't bother.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:53:55 PM
DR dB - thanks for sharing the photos of Woody's opening.   :)


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Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: TCB on May 09, 2008, 06:55:35 PM
Speaking of three-lettered hunks, it was nice to see Tuc back on Desperate Housewives.


They could have a great cabaret act... KIP AND TUC!
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:57:03 PM
DR Cilla, good thing you got those warranties.  Keith had many laptops for work & never had a problem.  I think I just got un-lucky on this one.  I shouldn't say totally un-lucky, for now it is still functioning. :)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 06:59:14 PM
Sherlock has been so very good.  He stands with his paw in the soaking bowl for ten minutes, twice a day now, without complaining.  Then we tell him "settle" and he goes down on his side while Keith uses the hair dryer to completely dryer.  Yes there are treats during all this, still he is so good.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 07:03:51 PM
We returned to the vet today for a re-check.  The infection is somewhat improved, enough that the doctor could now take a slide of the "whatever" on his very clean foot.  It seems he has two things going on which may or may not be related.  The infection and the "whatever".

No wonder we suspected a variety of causes when we first examined his paw.  Seems we were right about several of them.  The good news is the "whatever" should shrink on its own.  
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Jane on May 09, 2008, 07:23:12 PM
It is that time....

'night
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:25:59 PM
Speaking of three-lettered hunks, it was nice to see Tuc back on Desperate Housewives.

It sure was. I wish they'd become regulars instead of just recurring characters.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:28:24 PM
DR Jennifer,

I don't know if you saw the news or not but MEN IN TREES has been canceled by ABC. I know you like the show, so I thought you'd like to know if you didn't already.

I'm still antsy waiting to find out the verdict for WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB on ABC and MOONLIGHT on CBS.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:32:54 PM
I spent about an hour and a half watching the first special feature on the NATIONAL TREASURE Blu-ray. It's a Blu-ray specific feature that takes a sentence by sentence analysis of the Declaration and then branches off into documentaries that the statements in the document are in reference to. There are over 30 featurettes branching off from the Declaration itself.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:33:47 PM
Then I watched tonight's GHOST WHISPERER. A little bit of a different style of ghost for Melinda to deal with. Interesting and a big cliffhanger for next week's show.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:35:41 PM
And once again I loved, loved, loved MOONLIGHT. Not quite enough vampire stuff to suit me this week, but I did like the bits that were used. And a very moving set of emotions for Mick dealing with the family in question.

The World War II stuff wasn't very realistic (hairstyles gave them away).
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:37:35 PM
After that, I went back to NATIONAL TREASURE and finished watching the other featurettes and documentaries mostly ported over from the last DVD special edition: 10 different featurettes with stuff like deleted scenes, an alternate ending, etc.

There was also a pop-up trivia track that I watched a little of but didn't sit through the entire movie with it on.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:38:08 PM
Tomorrow I'll try to watch some of the other shows from Thursday night on my DVR that I didn't get to today.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: Matt H. on May 09, 2008, 08:45:27 PM
Going to write for a bit now and then head down to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 08:57:28 PM
Are we at page 9 yet?
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 08:58:39 PM
This should do it.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 09:05:17 PM
Page 9 Ghost Whisperer dance
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: FJL on May 09, 2008, 09:05:48 PM
Hmmm, you can hardly see the ghost in that dance
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: DakotaCelt on May 09, 2008, 09:20:17 PM
This has been a very "tired"-making day.  

Among other weekly end-of-week clusters, it happens to be the last day for entering requsitions for fiscal year fund expenditures (County FY runs July 1 through June 30) into our PeopleSoft financials data system.

Yes...they need seven weeks, at least, to prepare for the new fiscal year and they can't have us encumbering this fiscal year's funds beyond today.

I've entered something like 11 requsitions in the past three days.  I've never done more than about 5 a year until recently.

I am not a huge fan of PeopleSoft....
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 10:20:51 PM

Okay...but I can't until I get home later, tonight.  Not so later tonight, the family is all going to the Red Wind casino for the seafood (and other kinds of food) buffet.  My niece's birthday was three weeks ago and at the casino, you can get a free meal within a month of your birthday, so we're all going and two of us will eat for free. :) Anyway, we're meeting at 5:30, so it won't be incredibly late.

I was just there for dinner last night.  It was wonderful, but not quite the buffet you get on Friday and Saturday night.  They had plenty of crab last night, but the appeal of crab is wasted on me.  It was nice last night because it wasn't very crowded.

And tonight, the ENTIRE seafood buffet was completely wasted on me. :P There was almost nothing that I wanted (other than the desserts ;)).  Anyway, I didn't starve, but if I had known what was really available, I wouldn't have gone at all.  The only consolation was that it was free...but again, it would've been better for me to go on a different night. :-\
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: George on May 09, 2008, 10:26:42 PM
Well, I'm off to the casino for my birthday buffet with the family.  Hopefully, I'll be home in time to watch Doctor Who (as it's broadcast), but I'm at least recording it, so I won't miss it. :)

Have a good evening, all!!

I didn't, but I recorded it, so I'm going to watch it now.  I watched "Ghost Whisperer" and then "Battlestar Galactica" started recording, so I came across a one-hour show about the original London production of the musical Lord of the Rings.  It was quite fascinating and seeing how it all came together (and at times almost fell apart) was fun...and it was in hi-def! :) I just wish I had caught the very beginning to record it.  It's not going to be on again, that I can find.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:47:14 PM
Back from a lovelier than lovely evening with dear reader Jose.  We had a rather large meal at Claim Jumper - although none of us really overate, we all felt like we did.  I'll let Jose give you the particulars.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
He has photographs, too.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:47:54 PM
I saw two more reviews for the Brain - both excellent, so that was nice.  I'll print them here in a moment.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:48:04 PM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:49:39 PM
The Brain performance was very good this evening, but we had one of those unresponsive audiences that just didn't want to laugh - it was a great effort for them to laugh, but ultimately, despite themselves, they finally did laugh - in fact, some things that never get laughs got big laughs.  Our Brain Tap mark was very good, too.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:52:09 PM
Now I must write Ye Olde Notes - but first I'll go hunt down the two reviews.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:53:54 PM
Review one:

The Brain From Planet X
by Obed Medina, EDGE Los Angeles

May 9, 2008


The place: San Fernando Valley. The time: 1958. The Bunson family shares a neighborhood with the likes of the Cleavers, the Gillis, but not the Bradys, they haven’t moved in yet. Their unsuspecting lives are about to change when an evil oversized brain from Planet X decides to target earth for conquest. With his two assistants, he sets out to destroy humanity by disintegrating the very ideal of the "nuclear family." Prepare yourself for ultimate annihilation, 1950’s style.

Straight out of the B-movie genre of that same time period, The Brain from Planet X definitely pays tribute to those movies in a way that is refreshing, witty, smart, and funny. It also closely follows the campy nature of these films while doing so in a self depreciating manner that, I feel, lends this musical (yes, it’s a musical!) its charm. Bruce Kimmel’s book and lyrics (he’s also the director of the show for this production) manages to lampoon much of the Eisenhower Era by referencing women’s movements, gender roles, sexuality, and war without getting too political.

To pull off something as zany as "The Brain From Planet X," you would need finely tuned cast to pull it off, and this cast does. Allison Appleby and Bob Simpson are perfectly matched as Joyce and Fred Bunson. Appleby’s comedic turn comes when she finds liberation (weirdly enough) after her body is taken hostage by the will-bending ray guns wielded by Zubrick (Daniel Berlin) and Yoni (Emily Clark). These two alien assistants play off each other like a comedy duo while each struggles with new emotions that overcome their own bodies here on earth. Zurick embraces his sexuality while Yoni uses hers to better understand the male species.

The rest of the cast does well in sustaining the wacky nature of the show. Shannon Cudd, as the Bunson’s slutty teenage daughter, Donna, is funny enough as she goes from late night lip sucking sessions with his disinterested would-be beatnik boyfriend Rod (Dimas Diaz) to unexpected savior to her family. And finally, there is the Brain itself. Mark Rothman is hilarious in a subtle way that reminded me of Mel Brooks. The humor he brings is so casual that it had a stand up comedy routine to it that enhanced the show. His timing is perfect and it should be. His past experience as one of the youngest television writers for The Odd Couple, Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, has prepared him for world for the ultimate this ultimate role.

The Chance Theatre is a very tight and intimate space and they use it to full advantage. Kudos to the director, Bruce Kimmel and set designer Masako Tobaru for their inventive use of space, minimal sets, and projections to create an intergalactic struggle of epic proportions.

The Brain from Planet X runs through June 8 at The Chance Theatre, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills, CA 92807. For schedule, ticket prices and more information visit The Chance Theater’s website.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: bk on May 09, 2008, 11:55:34 PM
Review two:

Singing Visitors from Outer Space Deliver Treasures
by Stan Jenson, Blade Magazine

May 8, 2008


Anaheim’s Chance Theater, celebrating its tenth season, was recently voted the #2 Live Theater Group in OC by the readers of The Register (SCR topped the list). They are probably the county’s top interpreter of serious works like Sondheim musicals and such, but their current production, The Brain From Planet X, is proof that when silly material is presented by an excellent company, the results can be spectacular.

The Brain from Planet X, with music, lyrics and direction by Bruce Kimmel, is a send-up of those bad sci-fi movies of the 50’s, much in the vein of The Rocky Horror Show. A slapdash trio of aliens from Planet X visits Planet Earth with the intention of world domination. Quite naturally, they decide to start with the San Fernando Valley. Little do they anticipate the wily resistance of local inventor Fred Bunson, his doting wife Joyce, and their lovely daughter Donna. Various scenes are lovingly lifted from such cinematic giants as "Invaders From Mars," "The Creeping Terror," and "Plan Nine from Outer Space." We encounter such obligatory characters as the military leader General Mills and his adjunct, Private Parts; Joyce’s dying-but-clever octogenarian father, Professor Leder; and Donna’s amorous beatnik boyfriend Rod. 1958 was never this much fun!

In the hands of a lesser company, this show could be tedious, but at The Chance, it sparkles. Allison Appleby and Bob Simpson excel as the uber-ordinary Valley couple, Fred and Joyce. She lovingly welcomes him home from work each evening with a cold beer and a Donna Reed smile – that is, until the Behavior Modification Ray of the aliens turns her into an emotionless automation. The military wants to bomb the sinister alien craft, but cannot pierce its shield without the secret invention of Fred and Professor Leder. You’ve heard all these lines before, but in this combination, they’re hilarious.

The aliens themselves include Yoni (Emily Clark), a man-hungry female, and Zubrick (Daniel Berlin), a man-hungry male. They are led by the deadpan Brain (Mark Rothman). Picture Ben Stein with his brain on the outside of his head doing Vaudevillian soft shoe in a floor-length glittering cape. It’s that sort of a show. Also noteworthy are Michael Irish as the narrator (who doubles as the geriatric Professor Leder) and Shannon Cudd as the libidinous daughter.

The 17 songs are bright and brief, accompanied by an offstage trio capably led by Bill Strongin. The voices are uniformly excellent, and the radio microphones make every syllable audible without actually sounding amplified. Adam Cates’ choreography is lively, appropriate, and damned funny. At the very mention of a brain tap, the entire cast dons tap shoes and does a production number. Masako Tobaru’s extensive use of projections allows her set design to rapidly move from location to location.

In short, The Brain From Planet X is a delight from beginning to end, fast moving and constantly fun. Writer/director Bruce Kimmel has lovingly mined every cliché for maximum laughs, and keeps his excellent company moving at locomotive speed. See it – or risk annihilation from the planet!

“The Brain From Planet X” continues at The Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, 92807, through June 8. Tickets are $27 - $30, and available at www.chancetheater.com, or by phone at (714) 777-3033.
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 10, 2008, 12:36:56 AM
Good Evening!

...What bk said.  ;)
Title: Re:ONE ROLLER SKATE COVERED WITH 1000 ISLAND DRESSING
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 10, 2008, 12:37:28 AM
So... I went here tonight...


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