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Title: HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:34:51 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes said nothing and said nothing very well, and now it is time for you to post until the hard rubber cows come home.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:35:30 AM
And the word of the day is: UMBRAGE!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 12:42:31 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I guess I should head to bed and get a few hours of sleep... Since I want to get up at 8:30amEST for the announcement of the Tony nominations.  ;)
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:43:05 AM
Let's have the full list here.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:43:16 AM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:43:31 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 01:50:05 AM
A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/size][/color]
to DR La Jolie Femme!!!!![/size][/color]

Who, according to the HHW calendar, is three years old today!!! :D
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 01:54:34 AM
TOD:  I think my worst food experience was when I tried haggis.  I don't refuse to eat anything just on principal - I'll always try anything at least once.  I don't think there was anything wrong with the food itself; the taste and texture just didn't agree with me.

The other thing that comes to mind is when I ate raw sardines at an outdoor market in The Netherlands.  I felt a bit queasy for the rest of the day.
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 03:27:22 AM
Nice Starfighter poster, DR FJL!!!   :D
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 04:00:18 AM
McDonald's is evil.

Enough said.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 04:01:57 AM
TOD:

Creamed onions, at a Christmas dinner at der Brucer's daughter's house.

It's never a good idea to make this dish using pickled cocktail onions.

Enough said.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 04:40:24 AM
Yes, very nice poster for THE LAST STARFIGHTER.

I watched Chelsea Lately last night to look for DR JOSE and DR CASON.  The audience had about three pans - all from the back of their heads.  I didn't tape or anything, but I probably saw the backs of their heads.  And I concur with DR JOSE that Chelsea can be very funny.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 04:40:51 AM
Happy Birthday to DW of DR CP - Julieanne Pogue.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 04:41:03 AM
Work today, oh well.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 04:46:05 AM
Just so you know:

Communications take it on the chin around 4:21PM PDT as the Moon squares Mercury. Later on, heart-to-heart sharings look more promising as the Moon in Virgo forms a flowing trine to Venus in Taurus (7:04PM PDT). Board, card and word games capture the limelight for millions this evening. Researchers and investigators are also in the catbird seat as the lunar orb shines with library-oriented and studious vibrations when visiting Virgo territory. Get set for a rise in confusion and chaos manifesting tomorrow when the Sun faces off against dreamy Neptune.
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 04:48:46 AM
Work today, oh well.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to work you go!
(http://thecia.com.au/reviews/s/images/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-3.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 04:49:46 AM
I would have tried to DVR Chelsea, if DR JoseSPiano had posted the notice before I went to bed!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 04:51:08 AM
(http://www.jonyang.org/uploaded_images/filetofish-717707.jpg)
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 04:56:15 AM
Good morning Jack
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 04:56:35 AM
And Tom and Larry if they show up and I'm not here.
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 04:58:00 AM
Tony nominations at 8:30am (approximately)

American Theatre Wing (http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/index.html)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:00:13 AM
At least in the NYC area, PBS is broadcasting John Doyle's new production of Britten's Peter Grimes from the MET on Thursday night.  I know that DR elmore did not have good things to say about the production.
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:02:50 AM
I can't see any video link. The site has changed from last year so it's possible there will not be live video. Oh, well.
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:03:21 AM
And good morning to Lovely David
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:03:53 AM
And now I must go to The Ford Foundation (not the physical space but the printout sitting on my desk)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:04:33 AM
Good morning DRs BEN & SINGDAW.....

I feel just like that picture DR SINGDAW.....I know you posted TWO pictures, so you may have your choice.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:05:00 AM
Well we shall just have to wait and see if they are giving us the VIDEO announcement!
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:07:57 AM
Good morning, DR Ben!   :D

I'm excited for the nominations list, and I haven't even seen most of the productions!  I daresay even out-of-town DRs have seen more of the shows than I!  :(
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:08:54 AM
you may have your choice.

CHOICE is good!    8)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:11:26 AM
Another scene from DR JoseSPiano's vacation:
(http://bp3.blogger.com/_kMk_ZsQIoOA/SCiJZzhO8BI/AAAAAAAAAWU/XRRxjy7VlDM/s400/seagull.jpg)



photo:    A Seagull in the Hamptons
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:17:25 AM
Off to work.....not my choice.....
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:17:49 AM
PAGE 2 Kitten dance![/size]

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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:18:21 AM
I'm listening to live audio feed from New York 1 News which is broadcasting the Tony Award nominations.
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:18:55 AM
Those kittens are so cute I may have to puke  ;)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:22:43 AM
{{{{{DR elmore3003}}}}}

Larry, I hope you have a better day today.  Looking forward to hearing about the book signing last night.

Perhaps you are not in a position to turn down work, but I wonder if the stress and dissatisfaction of projects such as this one is worth the bother...
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 05:24:15 AM
Those kittens are so cute I may have to puke

You mean I overdosed you on your C.Q. for the day?

(Cuteness Quotient)

:)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:38:23 AM
Link to the nominees:

some expected, some surprising, some deserving....well....here's the link:

http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees/index.html (http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees/index.html)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:42:13 AM
DRMBARNUM will be very happy to read of one of the nominees in the Best Leading Actor in a Musical category.

My favorite category as listed right now is:

BEST ORCHESTATIONS - whatever that is.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 05:42:58 AM
Now I really am off to work.
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:48:54 AM
Here is the Tony Nomination List from the American Theatre Wing Web site:

Best Play:
August: Osage County Author: Tracy Letts
Rock 'n' Roll Author: Tom Stoppard
The Seafarer Author: Conor McPherson
The 39 Steps Author: Patrick Barlow
 
Best Musical:
Cry-Baby  
In The Heights  
Passing Strange  
Xanadu  

Best Book:
Cry-Baby Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan  
In The Heights Quiara Alegría Hudes  
Passing Strange Stew  
Xanadu Douglas Carter Beane  

Best Score:
Cry-Baby Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger  
In The Heights Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda  
The Little Mermaid Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater  
Passing Strange Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Lyrics: Stew  

Best Revival of a Play:
Boeing-Boeing  
The Homecoming  
Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Macbeth  
 
Best Revival of a Musical:
Grease (WTF???)
Gypsy  
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Sunday in the Park with George  
 
Best Actor Play:
Ben Daniels Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood  
Mark Rylance Boeing-Boeing  
Rufus Sewell Rock 'n' Roll  
Patrick Stewart Macbeth  

Best Actress Play:
Eve Best The Homecoming  
Deanna Dunagan August: Osage County  
Kate Fleetwood Macbeth  
S. Epatha Merkerson Come Back, Little Sheba  
Amy Morton August: Osage County  
 
Best Actor Musical:
Daniel Evans Sunday in the Park with George  
Lin-Manuel Miranda In The Heights  
Stew Passing Strange  
Paulo Szot Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Tom Wopat A Catered Affair  
 
Best Actress Musical:
Kerry Butler Xanadu  
Patti LuPone Gypsy  
Kelli O'Hara Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Faith Prince A Catered Affair  
Jenna Russell Sunday in the Park with George  
 
Best Featured Actor Play:
Bobby Cannavale Mauritius  
Raúl Esparza The Homecoming  
Conleth Hill The Seafarer  
Jim Norton The Seafarer  
David Pittu Is He Dead?  

Best Featured Actress Play:
Sinead Cusack Rock 'n' Roll  
Mary McCormack Boeing-Boeing  
Laurie Metcalf November  
Martha Plimpton Top Girls  
Rondi Reed August: Osage County  
 
Best Featured Actor Musical:
Daniel Breaker Passing Strange  
Danny Burstein Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Robin De Jesús In The Heights  
Christopher Fitzgerald The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
Boyd Gaines Gypsy  

Best Featured Actress Musical:
de'Adre Aziza Passing Strange  
Laura Benanti Gypsy  
Andrea Martin The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
Olga Merediz In The Heights  
Loretta Ables Sayre Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Director Play:
Maria Aitken The 39 Steps  
Conor McPherson The Seafarer  
Anna D. Shapiro August: Osage County  
Matthew Warchus Boeing-Boeing  

Best Director Musical:
Sam Buntrock Sunday in the Park with George  
Thomas Kail In The Heights  
Arthur Laurents Gypsy  
Bartlett Sher Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Choreography:
Rob Ashford Cry-Baby  
Andy Blankenbuehler In The Heights  
Christopher Gattelli Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Dan Knechtges Xanadu  
 
Best Orchestrations:
Jason Carr Sunday in the Park with George  
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman In The Heights  
Stew & Heidi Rodewald Passing Strange  
Jonathan Tunick A Catered Affair  

Best Scenic Design Play:
Peter McKintosh The 39 Steps  
Scott Pask Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Todd Rosenthal August: Osage County  
Anthony Ward Macbeth  
 
Best Scenic Design Musical:
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network Sunday in the Park with George  
Anna Louizos In The Heights  
Robin Wagner The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
Michael Yeargan Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Costume Design Play:
Gregory Gale Cyrano de Bergerac  
Rob Howell Boeing-Boeing  
Katrina Lindsay Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Peter McKintosh The 39 Steps  
 
Best Costume Design Musical:
David Farley Sunday in the Park with George  
Martin Pakledinaz Gypsy  
Paul Tazewell In The Heights  
Catherine Zuber Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Lighting Design Play:
Kevin Adams The 39 Steps  
Howard Harrison Macbeth  
Donald Holder Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Ann G. Wrightson August: Osage County  
 
Best Lighting Design Musical:
Ken Billington Sunday in the Park with George  
Howell Binkley In The Heights  
Donald Holder Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Natasha Katz The Little Mermaid  

Best Sound Design Play:
Simon Baker Boeing-Boeing  
Adam Cork Macbeth  
Ian Dickson Rock 'n' Roll  
Mic Pool The 39 Steps  

Best Sound Design Musical:
Acme Sound Partners In The Heights  
Sebastian Frost Sunday in the Park with George  
Scott Lehrer Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Dan Moses Schreier Gypsy  
 
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre:
Stephen Sondheim  

Regional Theatre Tony Award:
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre  
 
Special Tony Award:
Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981), in recognition of his historic contribution to American musical theatre in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 05:50:36 AM
Good morning, all! Last night was not a good evening for me. Not only did I miss Marc Acito's reading because I felt I should be attending the band rehearsal for which I had done a bit of frustrating work, I never heard two of the pieces, both of which I knew had problems. I had taken along my work kit of manuscript paper, scissors, tape, white-out, pens and ruler to make any fixes to do repairs, but the musical director - for this concert this weekend in New Jersey - had the band playing on every number besides the 10 I had done. Because of finances being tight, they had one band rehearsal with the Chorus, and not enough time to read everything.  

As a result, the first half of rehearsal was to play the beginnings and ends of the pieces before the Chorus members arrived and then run it complete with the Chorus. On the one piece, the MD said something along the lines of "should we fix it now?" and since I thought one minute of dialogue would fix it or at least tell me what to fo after the band left, I said he should do it now.  Instead he went on to an African thing he'd arranged and spent perhaps 5-10 minutes on it.  With the next one, which was my other problematic piece, he played the 4-bar opening and the end. The band left and so did I.

I do not like having work credited to me aired publicly without hearing it; it happens more than I like, but if I'm going to kicked for my work, I like to know it's as good as I can make it. This whole job for the Chorus was very frustrating, and not to get through it all at a rehearsal was a major issue for me. I'll never hear the pieces so I basically told the MD and accompanist where I anticipated the problems and left. Other frustrating things about the evening:
  1. I turned over the band parts with my scores to the MD two weeks ago, so I had nothing with me, and I believed when I have the to him that he was going to transfer all the information into his scores. It was a good assumption but nothing was done. Even more frustrating, my scores weren't in evidence so I had nothing to use at rehearsal.
  2. At the break when the band left, the band was given a big round of applause, which they deserved, but I was never acknowledged in any way, shape, or form.  It's a small thing, but the Chorus turnover is large, and I would guess that about half of the members neither know who I am or what I was there for, and it only added to my feelings of pissing in the wind for nothing.

Today, laundry, NYPL, Victor Herbert
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 13, 2008, 05:52:05 AM
And the word of the day is: UMBRAGE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  SHOW ME
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:53:59 AM
I know Rondi Reed!!! After we saw the show, my friend David and I spoke to her for about a half hour. I worked with her in Minnesota. We did a production of You Can't Take it With You.

How exciting for Rondi!
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 05:55:45 AM
I know there are fans of the show here but Xandu as best musical??? Please! I don't often express negative views publicly but what a joke. I'm appalled that of EVERYTHING that opened on Broadway this year, this minor joke of a show is nominated for best musical. The only good thing about it is that it probably WON'T win. My fingers are crossed for that. I'd rather see Cry Baby win over Xanadu.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 06:17:08 AM
Ben - Hmmm...we disagree about XANADU.  I thought it was a tremendously tough show to pull off, and had potential to be a disaster of schleppic proportions, and I think it deserves its Book and Musical nominations.

Feeling good for Glenn Slater and Alan Menken:  LITTLE MERMAID apparently did the right thing for its score by taking so much care with its cast album, which got the new songs some strong positive response that to some degree unfairly eluded them when the show opened.
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 06:34:25 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  My first workday of the week - seems like Monday.
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 06:36:06 AM
Happiest of birthdays to La Jolie Femme, DW of DR Charles Pogue!
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 06:39:42 AM
TOD - On the last morning of our honeymoon, Richard and I ate breakfast in the hotel dining room before going to our Saturday class at Miami University.  About halfway through class, I became violently ill and he took me to the ER.  It was determined that the sausage gravy had been "off" and had made me sick.  I haven't eaten it since.

The funniest thing that happened in the ER was when the doctor (who looked about 12 years old) asked if I could be pregnant.  I said, "I've only been married a week!"
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 06:57:21 AM
I forgot![move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Birthday Felicitations to Occasional DR La Jolie Femme !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 07:00:49 AM
DR Elmore - it's time for you to come to Ohio for some pampering from Jo and your friends - see you soon :-*!
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Post by: Ben on May 13, 2008, 07:17:47 AM
Happy Birthday to Jolie Femme!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 07:18:31 AM
DR Elmore - it's time for you to come to Ohio for some pampering from Jo and your friends - see you soon :-*!

While I look forward to friends and a visit to Miami U, I still have to deal with the Macbeths, and I expect the ugliest confrontation EVER!
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Post by: JMK on May 13, 2008, 07:22:05 AM
I take umbrage to today's WOD....oh, never mind.

Good news:  I started Thief of Bagdad last night, listening to the Scorcese/Coppola commentary.  Coppola sings, repeatedly, which proves why One From the Heart was such a disaster.  ;)

Bad news:  I got nailed by a photo radar van driving home from a gig.  I don't think I was much over the speed limit, but it still makes me mad.
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Post by: JMK on May 13, 2008, 07:27:13 AM
While I look forward to friends and a visit to Miami U, I still have to deal with the Macbeths, and I expect the ugliest confrontation EVER!

Can you film it with a cellphone and upload it to YouTube?
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 07:31:20 AM
I got nailed by a photo radar van

Did you wave and smile?     ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:34:06 AM
Good morning!

Another cool, refreshing morning, and I love it. I'm sitting in my office with the window open next to me, and a lovely breeze in currently wafting through the window. Oh, if every morning could be so pleasant!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:37:18 AM
I have never much liked the food at McDonalds, but my friend John and I go there more than I'd like since he loves the food.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 07:37:30 AM
RE: last night's MEDIUM season finale


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I loved it!  The case was interesting. But i am still curious. Did the husband's father plant that crying machine in the attic? Did he kill his "daughter"?  Or did she kill herself?  And did she write that note???  I was surprised that kelly preston's character was married and had planned the whole thing. I knew she was not to be trusted. But this just did not occur to me. But i liked how joe got $250K and the job at the end. I found it unrealistic that he would have been out of work for so long given the kind of work he did. But more than that i found it unrealistic because he should never have lost his job in his first place (or the 2nd job he got and that his original company bought that company). ANd i thought he should have gotten a settlement or sued over that hostage situation.  I was also so glad to see Devalis (sp?) back in charge and alison having her job back. What a great season finale!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:38:59 AM
I was surprised A CATERED AFFAIR didn't get more recognition in the big three categories. At least some of the cast got nominated.

And I was thrilled to see Bobby Cannavale among the featured actor/play nominees.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 07:39:36 AM
I don't eat at McDonald's very often (maybe once or twice a year). But i love Big Macs!  I also love egg mcmuffin and hash browns. But i haven't had one of those in many years.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:41:10 AM
TV Reminders:

NCIS!

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (season finale)

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (series finale)

AMERICAN IDOL (final three competition; three songs each)

various other reality shows and results shows
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:44:19 AM
Page Three WIZARD OF OZ gang Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:45:19 AM
I'll probably watch last night's CSI: MIAMI while I cook and eat lunch. Then I'll be back to JAG to get through disc 4 and hopefully watch some of disc five today, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:47:23 AM
I can't really remember a horrible dining experience at a restaurant in terms of the food. I've been lucky. I've been to places where the service was terrible or non-existent, but not really any food I found inedible.

Now, I fixed spaghetti sauce once with some mushrooms which were obviously tainted, and I got a horrible case of food poisoning that knocked me off my feet for three or four days where just the thought of solid food made me ill.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 07:49:26 AM
I got a couple more review copies of things yesterday: a nice DVD of award winning cartoon shorts from around the world as well as an MTV tribute to EVAL KNENIEVAL hosted by some of the guys on JACKASS (not a DVD I'm looking forward to).
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 07:50:17 AM
DR MattH thanks for letting us know which series have been renewed.

I am so happy about ELI STONE. I loved that show! Yeah!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 07:50:46 AM
DR Matt H, I found Katherine's death on THE TUDORS extremely moving and heartbreaking. As for Jane Seymou's being a "babe." very little on the tv can be trusted. Charles Brandon looked nothing like Richard Todd or Henry Cavill, more's the pity, but Holbein's portrait of Jane Seymour is rather plain, but portraits of that time are hard to judge: Henry was angry at Holbein for painting Anne of Cleves prettier than she was but she's a dog in the painting.

also, standards of beauty change. Bessie Wynn was considered a beauty in BABES IN TOyLAND and I find her rather unattractive in every photo I've seen.


Spoiler?????
Even though I was in bed by 9:45 pm or so, I still watched MEDIUM. I kept wondering why Joe didn't have a lawyer look over things before signing anything with that crazy bitch. I liked the surprises that followed. I was sorry there was such a quiet exit for one person and how kind it was.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 07:52:00 AM
As for the Holbein portrait of Jane Seymour, she was 29, which is getting up in years for the 16th Century, when she became Queen.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 07:53:37 AM
DR MBarnum, I disagree with you re: survivor.

I think this was one of the best seasons. I loved it. I found myself completely interested and i thought it was great.

I also disagree with you about ozzy being a bad sport. First off he said he and parv were okay now (during the reunion show).

2nd he professed his love for amanda which i thought was cute!

But third, and i mentioned this yesterday, he and parv were on cook islands together. They developed a close friendship after the show. And i believe they even dated.

If you went on a show with your brother or a close friend, would you expect them to throw you under a bus? I personally would be extremely upset if a friend or family member did this. So i think it makes more sense why he felt betrayed. IT wasn't some random player, it was his good friend.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 07:54:26 AM
On tv tonight for me:

Dancing with the Stars results.

Idol.

Beauty and Geek season finale.

Hell's kitchen.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 08:01:34 AM
I am really curious to see who will get voted off DANCING WITH THE STARS tonight.

I really hope it's cristian and cheryl. But i fear it could be marissa and tony.  Kristi is my favorite. But marissa is my 2nd favorite and i really want her to make it to the finals next week.

For some reason i have just never warmed up to cristian at all.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 08:02:29 AM
DR MattH i see you loved last night's MEDIUM as much as i did.  It really was enjoyable.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:16:51 AM
DR MattH thanks for letting us know which series have been renewed.

I am so happy about ELI STONE. I loved that show! Yeah!

I saw ABC's prime time schedule for next season:

BOSTON LEGAL moves to Monday nights at 10.

ELI STONE will be Tuesday night at 10.

PUSHING DAISIES, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and DIRTY SEXY MONEY return to WEdnesdays where they were before the strike.

The new LIFE ON MARS will be after GREY'S ANATOMY on Thursdays at 10 until midseason when LOST will return to that timeslot.

SCRUBS is moving over to ABC next season and will air with an animated series in the Tuesday 9-10 slot when DANCING WITH THE STARS results show is on hiatus.

Friday will be WIFE SWAP and SUPER NANNY and 20/20.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:20:57 AM
As for the Holbein portrait of Jane Seymour, she was 29, which is getting up in years for the 16th Century, when she became Queen.


Thanks, DR Elmore. I just remember on THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, I thought it was cast brilliantly in regards to the women, and Anne Stallybrass who played Jane was sweet and petite but no knockout in the looks department like the Jane I saw last night on THE TUDORS.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:25:37 AM
I guess I'll head down now to check the mail and then start on lunch preparation.

WBBL.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 08:26:44 AM
DR MBarnum, I disagree with you re: survivor.


If you went on a show with your brother or a close friend, would you expect them to throw you under a bus? I personally would be extremely upset if a friend or family member did this. So i think it makes more sense why he felt betrayed. IT wasn't some random player, it was his good friend.

Actually, I have discussed this very thing with a couple of my best friends, and they both agreed that they would throw me under the bus at the first available moment in the game.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 08:29:58 AM
I can't really remember a horrible dining experience at a restaurant in terms of the food. I've been lucky. I've been to places where the service was terrible or non-existent, but not really any food I found inedible.

I have dined out with friends in various restaurants that were fantastic, very good and so-so.

But regardless of the food, there are a few times when the service was intrusive.  When folks are just starting to eat, I think it a bit strange for the service person to inquire how everything is when I haven't halfway chewed my first forkful of food.

When a conversation is underway, is it really "good" service for the service person to constantly interrupt whoever is speaking to ask if one wishes more water or more wine?  I appreciate a quiet refill on water.  And a quiet, inquiring look as one holds a bottle of wine near one's glass is all that is required to get one's point across.  The diner can either nod or hold his hand over the top of his glass.  The speaker will not miss a beat and the "service" will have been perfection.

I've had a meal where the service person, apparently bored out of her mind, asked my party six times if everything was all right.  It only took us 15 minutes to eat, so she asked, roughly, every two minutes.

Those are what I consider dining experiences from hell.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 08:31:16 AM
Actually, I have discussed this very thing with a couple of my best friends, and they both agreed that they would throw me under the bus at the first available moment in the game.


Ah!  You've been talking to Elmo, no doubt!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 08:40:44 AM
Thanks, DR Elmore. I just remember on THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, I thought it was cast brilliantly in regards to the women, and Anne Stallybrass who played Jane was sweet and petite but no knockout in the looks department like the Jane I saw last night on THE TUDORS.

Well, as I said, the actors are much more photogenic than the actual people they portray. I suppose if the series were cast with actors who looked more lke the 16th Century portraits, there'd be a lot less concern with the sex and nudity for selling the series.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 08:41:19 AM
Actually, I have discussed this very thing with a couple of my best friends, and they both agreed that they would throw me under the bus at the first available moment in the game.

I see your reputation is the same on both coasts.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 08:42:30 AM
Re the Tony Awards, I am so happy for Danny Burstein. I do hope he wins.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 08:55:10 AM
BEST ORCHESTATIONS - whatever that is.

Gypsy choreographer to Tessie Tura:

Give us more hipswivel or chestations!

der Brucer
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 08:58:48 AM
Re the Tony Awards, I am so happy for Danny Burstein. I do hope he wins.

I am, too, and I do, too.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
On the last morning of our honeymoon, Richard and I ate breakfast...

I'll be a gentleman and not inquire as to what you did on the other mornings ;)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:09:39 AM

AMERICAN IDOL (final three competition; three songs each)

Do we presume that, in the absence of an enexpected train wreck, the girl goes.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:10:42 AM
Actually, I have discussed this very thing with a couple of my best friends, and they both agreed that they would throw me under the bus at the first available moment in the game.

Did they also use the adverb "happily"?

der Brucer
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 09:15:59 AM
I'll be a gentleman and not inquire as to what you did on the other mornings ;)

der Brucer

 :o

Actually, DR der Brucer, we laugh about the fact that in the middle of the week, we were in Columbus so Richard could attend a  2-day career education conference.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:17:05 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... Oh, and I guess it's already "Good Afternoon!" on the East Coast.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:17:27 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JOLIE FEMME!!!!!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2008, 09:19:26 AM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

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

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/turtle.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:29:28 AM
As for the Tony Nominations...

Interesting. Very interesting. There were no real surprises for me among the nominees - although, I do wish that Norbert Leo Butz had received more recognition for his totally over-the-top-but-still-pulled-it-off performance in Is He Dead? during the current "awards season".

Oh... And I would have thought that either Little Mermaid or Young Frankenstein would have garnered that fourth slot in the Best New Musical category instead of Cry Baby.

I think the Best Acting categories are fraught with possible upsets.  -Although, I'm pretty sure that Danny Burstein has it in the bag for his Billis in South Pacific.

And it's also very interesting that three of the four Best Direction of Musical nominees directed revivals.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:33:52 AM
...Alas, looking at the nominees - and the possible nominees - it just reflects the generally "weak" season.  Yes, there were quite a few highlights of the past season, but there were also quite a few lowlights.  And, frankly, I think the Best Revival of a Musical and Best Orchestrations categories should have only had three nominees.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:35:48 AM
DES MOINES REGISTER (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080512/NEWS/80512012/1001)

Quote
Claims of ID fraud lead to largest raid in state history
May 12, 2008

By NIGEL DUARA, WILLIAM PETROSKI and GRANT SCHULTE
REGISTER STAFF WRITERS

Postville, Ia. - The largest workplace raid in Iowa history Monday resulted in the arrest of more than 300 people and reignited the debate over immigration.

As two law enforcement helicopters hovered overhead, dozens of federal agents descended on Agriprocessors Inc., the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse.

The 300 people arrested represent almost one-third of the plant's 968 workers, and federal officials said the number of arrests could increase. The number is three times as many as were arrested in a raid 18 months ago at the Swift plant in Marshalltown.

Months in planning, Monday's raid involved 16 local, state and federal agencies, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They executed search warrants related to criminal activity, as well as a civil search warrant for people believed to be in the United States illegally.

"This is the largest operation of its type ever in Iowa," said Matt M. Dummermuth, U.S. attorney for the Northern District.
...

Well, this may help fill Cillaliz's idle hours.

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:36:45 AM
As for last night's "Chelsea Lately"... I don't think that I even spied the back of my head or even Cason's.  Ah, well.  It was still fun going to the taping.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:37:23 AM
OH!  And the sun came out this morning in Los Angeles!  YEAH!!! :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 09:38:16 AM
And since it's sunny... And since it's my last day in L.A... Well...

Laters...
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 09:38:47 AM
I will certainly be rooting for Mr. Wopat!

The nominations make me miss NYC...perhaps a 2009 visit will be in the works...I must save my money.
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 09:39:05 AM
While I look forward to friends and a visit to Miami U, I still have to deal with the Macbeths, and I expect the ugliest confrontation EVER!

DR Elmore - should I make up the guest room  ;)?
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 09:39:36 AM
Wow Jose, your week in Los Angeles went fast!
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 09:40:24 AM
I will certainly be rooting for Mr. Wopat!

The nominations make me miss NYC...perhaps a 2009 visit will be in the works...I must save my money.

DR MBarnum - how 'bout Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2008?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:41:05 AM
re: TONY Award ceremony -

What excuse will they have for doing a number from Young Frankenstein?

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:41:26 AM
I'm up, I'm up.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 09:42:21 AM
I will certainly be rooting for Mr. Wopat!

The nominations make me miss NYC...perhaps a 2009 visit will be in the works...I must save my money.

I must relocate.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:42:28 AM
Very interesting nominations.  Especially Cry Baby, which was quite poorly reviewed and isn't doing well.  It was almost like its inclusion was a deliberate slap in the face to Mel, and Catered Affair and Disney.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:42:48 AM
Looks like a nice blue sky day outside.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 09:43:09 AM
DR Elmore - should I make up the guest room  ;)?

Yes. I just wish Randy and Jo didn't live 80 feet from the Macbeths.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:43:18 AM
I suppose I should start addressing packages.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:44:32 AM
I must relocate.

After Ohio, I think you should fly west, pitch a tent in Barnum's backyard, and take it easy for a while.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 09:46:28 AM
I suppose I should start addressing packages.

And just how do you address your packages?

Sirs, Madams, Dear Friends...?

der Brucer

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 09:56:38 AM
Dear Larry:

You should make a peace offering with the MacBeths!  Give each one of them a bottle of:
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 10:17:23 AM
DR Miss Karen and DR FJL's new book:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lkpC-W6JL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 10:20:30 AM
Was Elsie Janis ever considered a beauty?

I like her better this size:
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 10:23:34 AM
DR Miss Karen and DR FJL's new book:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lkpC-W6JL._SS500_.jpg)

I got a free copy of that book at the Public Library Association conference in Minneapolis in March!  Do you suppose DRs Miss Karen and FJL would autograph it for me?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 10:34:58 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,355382,00.html)

Quote
North Carolina Community Colleges Will No Longer Admit Illegal ImmigrantsTuesday , May 13, 2008

RALEIGH, N.C. —

North Carolina's community colleges will no longer admit illegal immigrants, returning to more restrictive policy on the advice of the state Attorney General's Office.

Last year, the system said it would enroll illegal immigrants who are 18 years old and high school graduates at all of its 58 campuses. The policy provoked heavy criticism, especially from the leading candidates for governor.

The system later asked North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper for guidance on whether the admissions policy was legal under federal law. Last week, Cooper's office suggested the system drop the admissions policy.

On Tuesday, the community colleges said it would follow the advice from Cooper's office.


Well, what a treat for the criminal gangs - a whole bunch of high school graduate recruits!

C'mon folks, either integrate them or deport them - parking them on the street corner will just not work!

der Brucer
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:40:27 AM
Good Morning, Good Afternoon! once again.

I've been puttering around here for the past hour or so.  I've "re-organized" my luggage already so that it should take me all but five minutes to get ready to head out the door tomorrow morning.  Thankfully, my friend, Chris, will be driving me to Long Beach, but I also would not have minded taking the Metro back down there - it was kind of "fun" riding through the 'hood.  ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 10:44:36 AM
I like her better this size:


I deleted her.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 10:45:09 AM
Like I said, singdaw, I hate having my photos on the internet.  

The camera (along with the food I eat) adds 50 pounds.  And red is not flattering.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:46:00 AM
I'm still not exactly sure what I want to do today.  I'm suspecting it will be very low key.  Maybe I'll hop on the bus out to Westwood to check out Stan's?  Or I could head back downtown to give the coleslaw at The Pantry another try?  And there was also talk of BBQ with bk this evening.  We shall see.

In the meantime, I still do need to get some breakfast/brunch, and I also want to replenish my friend's bottled water supply.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:46:38 AM
Like I said, singdaw, I hate having my photos on the internet.  

The camera (along with the food I eat) adds 50 pounds.  And red is not flattering.

;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:47:38 AM
Wow Jose, your week in Los Angeles went fast!

It really has flown by - especially the past couple of days.  However, it's better that it flew by rather than trudged along.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:49:11 AM
OH!  And there's still a chance that I will be attending the taping of tonight's "American Idol".  Apparently, there will be lots of VIP's in tonight's audience, so they're checking to see just how many possible empty seats they'll have for everyone else.  If I go, cool. If not, that's cool too since it wasn't originally part of my plans.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:50:56 AM
Hmm... I don't think I ever heard DRs FJL and MissKaren ever mention their time in Provence.  ???  I wonder if it's possible that a Baker and his Wife could be a part of their history?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 10:53:13 AM
I deleted her.

Well, you could have "borrowed" my version and then let me delete my post :)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 10:56:14 AM
OH!  And there's still a chance that I will be attending the taping of tonight's "American Idol".  Apparently, there will be lots of VIP's in tonight's audience, so they're checking to see just how many possible empty seats they'll have for everyone else.  If I go, cool. If not, that's cool too since it wasn't originally part of my plans.

If you go, do remember to stand up, raise your arms, and wave side to side.

der Brucer
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 11:01:41 AM
The Baker and his Wife in Provence?  Isn't that the one which has the song

Fly away, my Meadowlark
Fly away and get the *%&! out of my life

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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 11:02:41 AM
And if I hear one more song about bread  :) :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 11:09:00 AM
Well, you could have "borrowed" my version and then let me delete my post :)

der Brucer

I couldn't redo it in my original post, so I figured, what the hell.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on May 13, 2008, 11:16:10 AM
And if I hear one more song about bread  :) :)

How about by Bread?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414A0105TYL._SS500_.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:25:24 AM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%](http://bkmarcus.com/blog/images/logos/WonderBread.jpg)[/move]
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 11:27:55 AM
And for the power behind the Tony Awards:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qa8sPwfdn9g
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:37:24 AM
And for the power behind the Tony Awards:

Not to mention the Tower behind the Pony Awards:
(http://www.maryfelton.com/assets/images/Eiffel_Tower__Ponies_300.jpg)
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 11:37:31 AM
As treasurer for a local professional organization, I'm also registrar for their annual spring conference (tomorrow).  It's amazing how people who should know better think they can get a refund after the meals have been ordered and paid for.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 11:37:40 AM
If someone took exception to something you said or did, doused you with kerosene and set you ablaze, would that be considered burnt umbrage?
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 11:39:47 AM
And would your remains end up on an artist's palette as burnt umber?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 11:41:20 AM
I couldn't redo it in my original post, so I figured, what the hell?

Put some oomph into those declaratives, Larry!  Molto forzo!
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 11:42:44 AM
If you go, do remember to stand up, raise your arms, and wave side to side.

der Brucer

He'd have to be placed in that crush of girls that rush the stage during each number.

He'd be far more wise to attempt to get seated next to Michael Johns!
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Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 11:42:50 AM
And, a coworker 2 cubes over is attending a webinar with her phone on "speaker."  How rude is that?
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:46:56 AM
Molto forzo!

And sfartsando?      ;)
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:48:20 AM
And, a coworker 2 cubes over is attending a webinar with her phone on "speaker."  How rude is that?

That is rude, DR Ginny!  I'll bet if you repeat everything the webinar leader says, very loudly, with a one or two second delay, you'd nip that in the bud!     8)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 11:49:16 AM
Here's a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker at the "Sex and the City" movie premiere to amuse folks...and in singdaw's case, get him all twitterpated:
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:49:51 AM
I'm passive-aggressive; what can I say?   :)
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Post by: JMK on May 13, 2008, 11:50:44 AM
As for the Holbein portrait of Jane Seymour, she was 29, which is getting up in years for the 16th Century, when she became Queen.

How old was she when she did Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:51:40 AM
Here's a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker at the "Sex and the City" movie premiere to amuse folks...and in singdaw's case, get him all twitterpated:

I'll say!  :D   My wardrobe assistant is constructing a knock-off as we speak!
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Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 11:52:15 AM
Except that mine will be in magenta.
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Post by: JMK on May 13, 2008, 11:54:33 AM
My junior year Advanced Placement English teacher was David Gates' cousin.  The class found out about this exciting relationship the same day (our) Mr. Gates told he us he had gotten engaged.  Guess which subject was more interesting to 11th grade students?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 12:18:35 PM
How old was she when she did Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?

she was born in 1508. You do the math.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 12:18:45 PM
Once I was a yenta
Now I'm Miss Magenta
With my revolution in clothes
You gotta dress like Sarah
If you wanna strike a pose

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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:20:03 PM
Jose, you've got mail - barbecue for lunch - better for me.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 12:21:05 PM
DR MBarnum - how 'bout Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2008?

I would love to, but just don't think I will have the dough for another trip this year after my trip in June to Memphis.  :-[
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:21:15 PM
Barbecue For Lunch - that's the title of my next novel.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:22:32 PM
Back from doing a few errands and whatnot.  Shipped all packages including book orders.  Anyone who hasn't checked out the book list from yesterday, do so.  If there's interest, I have another batch I can post.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:23:04 PM
Has Jose already left?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:26:29 PM
Lunch plans will be known in a few minutes.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 12:27:31 PM
I don't know what's going on with Time Warner today, but things are really slow on this computer, and I've been bumped from the Internet because of glitches three times.  Very boring and they're about to get Ye Olde Telephonic Call.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 12:28:00 PM
Has Jose already left?

I'm still here.

But in the meantime...

It's Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFFsCWk4Gs8)
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 12:30:35 PM
Woohoo, today is the DVD release of my FAVORITE western....hope to pick up my copy today.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51u4y6pQxdL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: singdaw on May 13, 2008, 12:41:59 PM
I'm starting to be persuaded that DR MBarnum only likes movies that have bizarre blurbs on their posters.   ;)
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 12:59:53 PM
(http://www.jonyang.org/uploaded_images/filetofish-717707.jpg)
There is a foodie rule that cheese and fish do not belong together.  The understanding is that fish is delicate, and cheese tends to be strong, overpowering the fish.  However, this also presumes that the fish (which is delicate) is also fresh - if it were not fresh, it would not be delicate, and therefore could stand up to the cheese.

All of this assumes that the Fillet-o-Fish Sandwich found at McDonald's actually contains real fish.  Or real cheese, for that matter.

McDonald's is evil.

Enough said.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 01:07:29 PM
TOD:

Creamed onions, at a Christmas dinner at der Brucer's daughter's house.

It's never a good idea to make this dish using pickled cocktail onions.

Enough said.

 ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 01:09:39 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR La Jolie Femme AKA The Lovely Wife of DR Charles Pogue.
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Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 01:14:12 PM
Yes. I just wish Randy and Jo didn't live 80 feet from the Macbeths.

I didn't realize they live so close to each other :o :(

Best of luck and vibes!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:15:16 PM
Do we presume that, in the absence of an enexpected train wreck, the girl goes.

der Brucer

I would assume that, but I take nothing for granted. Either way, I have no rooting interest in any of these three this year.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 01:15:56 PM
Looks like lunch won't be happening, so I'll start thinking about what I'll be doing for luncheon.
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Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:16:15 PM
Good morning, all! Last night was not a good evening for me.

<SNIP>

Today, laundry, NYPL, Victor Herbert

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~SUPER VIBES OF COMFORT FOR LARRY!!~~~[/move]
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:20:53 PM
I began my afternoon of viewing with last night's CSI: MIAMI. Tom Sizemore was a superb villain, a PI who had gathered damning evidence against all of the folks in the lab and used it to blackmail them into giving up a case. Backfired, of course, but it was a good ploy for awhile.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:22:35 PM
For the rest of the afternoon, I've watched JAG - four episodes total (I have two more to do on disc 5 which I should have no problem finishing tonight before NCIS).
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:23:33 PM
One of the episodes had nothing to do with trials at all and instead took place completely on submarines (one Russian; one American) with a plot borrowed from somewhat from CRIMSON TIDE and U-571.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:24:29 PM
In another, the team was defending Bud's brother from a manslaughter charge when a Mexican he got into a barroom fight with was later found dead.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 01:24:31 PM
I would love to, but just don't think I will have the dough for another trip this year after my trip in June to Memphis.  :-[

Another desperate bid to land a man from a new retirement home?
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 01:25:37 PM
Signing off now to finish my workday at the bank (for the volunteer administrators) and grocery store (for my nonprofit brownbag lunch tomorrow).

Bye for now!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:25:55 PM
Of course, there are also the comic sequences such as when the colonel defends the Marine bulldog mascot for impregnating a man's prized showdog without the consent of her master.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:28:01 PM
And there was a tense episode when Gunny goes to New Mexico to pick up an elderly ex-Marine (who had gone AWOL from the Marines during the Korean War) for court martial and finds himself in an ambush with some locals who want the Marine dead.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 01:30:54 PM
Quote from: bk on Today at 09:43:18am
Quote
I suppose I should start addressing packages.

 
And just how do you address your packages?

Sirs, Madams, Dear Friends...?

der Brucer

"Hello, little girl!"
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:32:31 PM
I would have tried to DVR Chelsea, if DR JoseSPiano had posted the notice before I went to bed!  :)

If I read the TV schedule correctly, it was rebroadcast at 2:30 am this morning and the same episode should be rebroadcast again this evening at 6:30 pm, which is when I set my DVR to record (I was dubbing something overnight and couldn't set my DVR to record the 2:30 am broadcast).  I'm assuming that these are all the same episode.

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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 01:32:46 PM
I just read in VARIETY that CBS has passed on another season of MOONLIGHT.

CBS has renewed HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, OLD CHRISTINE, THE UNIT, and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, its other four bubble shows.

SHARK has not been officially canceled yet, but not being a part of the announcement makes me think when CBS announces its schedule tomorrow, SHARK won't be there.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:34:49 PM
Like I said, singdaw, I hate having my photos on the internet.  

Noted. :)
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 01:35:52 PM
OH!  And there's still a chance that I will be attending the taping of tonight's "American Idol".  Apparently, there will be lots of VIP's in tonight's audience, so they're checking to see just how many possible empty seats they'll have for everyone else.  If I go, cool. If not, that's cool too since it wasn't originally part of my plans.
If American Idol had any real class, they'd have you sitting in with the band.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:42:16 PM
A Very Happy Birthday to DR La Jolie Femme aka The Lovely Wife of DR Charles E. Pogue!! ;D
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 01:43:40 PM
Der B and I need to go shopping.  Mikey, Bonnie, Buster and Fletcher are completely out of dog food.

And McDonald's is not a good subsititute.  McDonald's is evil.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:45:29 PM
As for the Tony Nominations...

Oh... And I would have thought that either Little Mermaid or Young Frankenstein would have garnered that fourth slot in the Best New Musical category instead of Cry Baby....

The Playbill article (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117686.html) announcing the nominations mentioned the lack of Best Musical, Score or Book nominations for A Catered Affair.  Has anyone seen this?  Is it really unworthy of nominations? :-\ I love John Bucchino's music...although I haven't heard anything from this.  Here's the whole paragraph:

Notable omissions include Tony Award winner Kevin Kline, who did not receive a Best Actor in a Play nomination for his acclaimed performance in the revival of Cyrano de Bergerac; Cheyenne Jackson, who failed to receive a Best Actor in a Musical nomination for his work in Xanadu; Elizabeth Marvel, who was overlooked for her powerful performance in Top Girls; the exclusion of A Catered Affair from the Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score of a Musical categories; and the lack of a single nomination for the Debbie Allen-directed revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which features such Broadway favorites as Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones and Anika Noni Rose.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: George on May 13, 2008, 01:45:44 PM
PAGE 7 DANCE!!
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 13, 2008, 01:46:27 PM
Last night, I did a very nice venison roast for our dinner, and it came out perfectly.  I accompanied the venison with beets and lemon-glazed sweet potatoes.

This morning, on my way to work, I passed a the carcass of a deer that someone had struck with a car.

Good thing I made the roast last night.  I don't think I would have wanted it after this morning.

 :P
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 02:17:15 PM
I didn't mention it yesterday when I began talking about new shows renewed or canceled, but for the record, NEW AMSTERDAM was also canceled by Fox (There was no question that CANTERBURY'S LAW was canceled, but NEW AMSTERDAM was on the bubble).
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 02:18:03 PM
I'm heading down now to watch more JAG before settling in with the new prime time shows for tonight.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 02:30:36 PM
I'm trying to think if there are any shows that i watch that i am waiting to find out about (being renewed or not).

I'm assuming all of the reality shows will be back.

And shows like Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters.

Ghost Whisperer and Medium.

The one i would have loved to see which i am assuming is cancelled is Journeyman.

Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 02:32:30 PM
I'm feeling sort of out of it today. I had a dream last night about someone close to me. And i woke up feeling very sad.  And i guess after just watching MEDIUM, and seeing her dreams all be real, it has just made me feel out of it.

Btw, that would be cool if DR Jose went to IDOL.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 02:33:37 PM
Oh and btw the season finale of DAMAGES aired here last night.  Wow. Confusing. But it was really good!
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jennifer on May 13, 2008, 02:35:54 PM
DR MBarnum re: your friends saying they'd turn on you in Survivor.

I guess if you all decided that you would do that before it would be alright.

But the game is brutally hard. You sit in rain for hours. You don't sleep. You don't eat.

I really just can't imagine turning on a close friend.

Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 02:46:43 PM
I'm starting to be persuaded that DR MBarnum only likes movies that have bizarre blurbs on their posters.   ;)

I don't know what you mean DR Singdaw




(http://uberkuul.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/angels-die-hard-movie-poster.jpg)
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 03:50:40 PM
Welcome fourteen GUESTS.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 03:51:11 PM
I did a whole slew of errands, then had Popeye's for luncheon/dinnereon.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 03:51:46 PM
The first batch of books is now sold (to a nearby store, for credit).  If anyone wants to see the new list, let me know.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 04:25:11 PM
DR MattH - thanks for the TV updates.  Richard and I had enjoyed both New Amsterdam and Women's Murder Club and, apparently they succumbed to what we call the "kiss of death."  Whenever we decide we like a product, it goes off the market.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 04:40:48 PM
DR MattH - thanks for the TV updates.  Richard and I had enjoyed both New Amsterdam and Women's Murder Club and, apparently they succumbed to what we call the "kiss of death."  Whenever we decide we like a product, it goes off the market.


This is like my local supermarket.  I find a product I like a lot and find that others apparently like it, too, because it always disappears off the shelf long before the "house brand" does.  And suddenly it's dropped.

The explanation is always the same:  It didn't sell as well as other brands.  I always tell the manager that it would have sold as well if they'd ever stocked it as well...in the same quantities...because it was always selling out and the house brands never seem to have a dent in them.  The managers, to a person, always glaze over and thank me for shopping Safeway.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 04:41:46 PM
I did a whole slew of errands, then had Popeye's for luncheon/dinnereon.


Now there's a nutritious lunch!  ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 13, 2008, 04:59:15 PM
Another day is done.

It has warmed up considerably today (and I slept beneath blankets last night).

Tomorrow is expected to be a scorcher!
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 05:33:18 PM
Tony nominations at 8:30am (approximately)

American Theatre Wing (http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/index.html)

I worked late today, to make up for being home yesterday, so I am just now catching up.  So, you may have already addressed this, but how can Howard Ashman, who has been dead for over 15 years, be nominated for his Lyrics in the Category of Best Original Score Written for the Theatre?
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 05:41:22 PM
I love McDonald's!

Enough said.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 05:46:34 PM
Actually, I have discussed this very thing with a couple of my best friends, and they both agreed that they would throw me under the bus at the first available moment in the game.


I might throw you onto a bed, but I would never throw you under a bus.
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 05:49:32 PM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:


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


Turtle Soup?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 05:55:27 PM
Good Afternoon!  Good Evening! Wherever You Are!

Well.. No "Idol" for me tonight.  No biggie.  My friend kept sending me text after text.. Yes.. No.. Maybe... Yes... Yes, but you will have to stand in the back... No... Definitey No... Yes... Maybe, but you may have to get here and then wait until right before the taping starts......  In any case... I am not at the taping right now.

Instead, I went ahead and got some new headshots taken.  My friend, Chris, who I am staying with is also a photographer, and since I needed new shots, and since he offered, well...  -Just looking at the initial batch, it looks like we got some good ones.  And I was amazed that I did not get so self-conscious like I usually do when I'm having my picture taken.  ;) -I shall post some of the "finalists" once they're ready.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 05:56:23 PM
In a little bit, we'll be heading over to a friend's house for some dinner and some TV - most likely "Idol".  It will be the perfect way to spend my last night in L.A. this trip: among friends. :)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 13, 2008, 05:59:22 PM
Did you ever get ahold of Jay?
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:00:36 PM
Not to mention the Tower behind the Pony Awards:
(http://www.maryfelton.com/assets/images/Eiffel_Tower__Ponies_300.jpg)


Coleslaw, do you keep your Jpegs filed under different categories, or is it under key words for easy reference?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 06:01:52 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

I know that I've had some bad meals and/or bad service when I've been out, but I think I've blocked most of those experiences.  -And, consequently, added those places to my "Do Not Return To" list.

There are still some traditional Filipino foods which make me queasy just thinking about them - mainly balut and dinaguan.  Balut is basically a fertilized duck egg that has been boiled and/or preserved.  The main ingredient in dinaguan is pig's blood.  No way, Jose! So...



DR DerBrucer - Please spare all of us the pictures. I'm sure if anyone is that curious, they can Google for themselves. :)
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:04:10 PM
I would love to, but just don't think I will have the dough for another trip this year after my trip in June to Memphis.  :-[


How long will you be in Memphis?
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 06:05:44 PM
Yes we will be interested in seeing the Photo Finalists for the Jose Simbulan Headshot Contest.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 06:06:24 PM
DR MBARNUM - I give up, what two stars of ROBOT MONSTER will be in Memphis?  The two kids?  I thought everyone else had kicked the bucket or slunk away in embarrassment.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 06:06:34 PM
I worked late today, to make up for being home yesterday, so I am just now catching up.  So, you may have already addressed this, but how can Howard Ashman, who has been dead for over 15 years, be nominated for his Lyrics in the Category of Best Original Score Written for the Theatre?

Because the show has the lyrics for the songs he wrote for the Disney film.
I'm going to watch next sunday's episode of THE TUDORS and go to bed. Good night!
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:06:53 PM
I'm still here.

But in the meantime...

It's Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFFsCWk4Gs8)


What ever happened to Paul Burke?
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 13, 2008, 06:07:52 PM
DR MBARNUM - I give up, what two stars of ROBOT MONSTER will be in Memphis?  The two kids?  I thought everyone else had kicked the bucket or slunk away in embarrassment.

I hope it's not a deperate bid to attract George Nader's eye; his erotomania is boundless.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 06:07:57 PM
Did you ever get ahold of Jay?

I left a message, but...  Hopefully, we'll touch base in person - even if just by phone - before I fly back tomorrow afternoon.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 06:08:06 PM
(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/robotmonster/jaquette.jpg)

ALL OF THIS AND MUSIC BY ELMER BERNSTEIN.  ;D

No credit as to who did the orchestations.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 06:08:58 PM
I hope it's not a deperate bid to attract George Nader's eye; his erotomania is boundless.

George Nader has joined the Gay Men's Choir Invisible.  8)
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:14:31 PM
[size=8]HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/size]
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to DR La Jolie Femme
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Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 06:14:57 PM
I think I will finish up the Best of Season Two of CHECKMATE.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 06:16:52 PM
Yes we will be interested in seeing the Photo Finalists for the Jose Simbulan Headshot Contest.

We sure are :)
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:19:54 PM
The first batch of books is now sold (to a nearby store, for credit).  If anyone wants to see the new list, let me know.


I had better not look right now.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Ginny on May 13, 2008, 06:22:44 PM
Not only do I have to be in 2 places at once tomorrow, I have to be at the first one at 7:30am.  Therefore,

'night!
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 06:26:23 PM
OK - Time for dinner.

Laters...
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:27:02 PM
This is like my local supermarket.  I find a product I like a lot and find that others apparently like it, too, because it always disappears off the shelf long before the "house brand" does.  And suddenly it's dropped.

The explanation is always the same:  It didn't sell as well as other brands.  I always tell the manager that it would have sold as well if they'd ever stocked it as well...in the same quantities...because it was always selling out and the house brands never seem to have a dent in them.  The managers, to a person, always glaze over and thank me for shopping Safeway.


I  have the same problem whenever I ask why they don't carry the "cube" (that 24 can box) in Diet 7-up or Diet Sierra Mist.  I always get the same answer, "Because they don't sell."  Of course they don't sell you cretin, because you don't carry them.  I get very angry that The Cube goes on sale for $5.99, but I have to pay $4.99 a 12 pack because I drink diet soda.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 06:28:36 PM
I'm quite drowsy.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 06:29:13 PM
I watched a motion picture I'd TIVOd, and am currently watching a home grown DVD of Bounce, but I'll save that for later and watch something else.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 06:31:53 PM
I  have the same problem whenever I ask why they don't carry the "cube" (that 24 can box) in Diet 7-up or Diet Sierra Mist.  I always get the same answer, "Because they don't sell."  Of course they don't sell you cretin, because you don't carry them.  I get very angry that The Cube goes on sale for $5.99, but I have to pay $4.99 a 12 pack because I drink diet soda.

A friend of mine who is a rabid(!) Diet Cherry Coke fan always complained to his local supermarket about their lack of his favorite soft drink on their shelves.  The management told him that the local Coca-Cola distributor did not distribute that product in his area.  Well... After a call to the local distributor, he never wanted for Diet Cherry Coke again.  ;)
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 06:42:33 PM
TCB - What Larry said.  Also, these are the same rules that gave posthumous Tonys to T.S. Eliot for CATS.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:49:21 PM
Because the show has the lyrics for the songs he wrote for the Disney film.
 Good night!


Larry, I am well aware that Ashman wrote the lyrics for the film.  That is why I was confused on how he could be nominated for Original Score Written for the Theatre.

Songs written for a Broadway musical can not be considered as an Original Score for the film, so I was wondering why it didn't work that way in reverse.  Apparently it is a stupid question, but if I had known the answer I wouldn't have asked.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 06:59:44 PM
TCB - What Larry said.  Also, these are the same rules that gave posthumous Tonys to T.S. Eliot for CATS.


I was told that Mr. Eliot never did claim his Tony.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 07:16:31 PM
Craig's dog is not always friendly to other dogs & people.  For once this trait came in handy.  Craig was walking Yogi when a young Pit Bull got away from its owner & charged across the street at them, and not to make friends.  Craig wasn't sure what to do when Yogi flattened the dog ;D until the owner ran over apologizing.  I'm pleased to say neither dog was hurt and most of all that Craig wasn't hurt. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 13, 2008, 07:18:55 PM
'night
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Post by: TCB on May 13, 2008, 07:19:36 PM
Good night.
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Post by: vixmom on May 13, 2008, 07:44:56 PM
hello peoples.  I have done somthing to my neck that has caused a radiating pain down down my neck into my right shoulder and down my right arm all the way to the elbow whenever I turn my head to the right...


my strings must be tangled



meanwhile my car has decided to cost me money--- the air conditioning compressor  gear has seized and it sounds as if I have a fork caught in the garbage disposal.  My Gecko mechanical breakdown policy willonly pay for  a refurbished replacement... some nonsense about a 13 year old car with more than 208,000 miles on it not being worth a new part.... but since the part in question s is waaaaaaaay down under the sepertine belt and since the repair involves emptied the  air conditioning and then replenishing it with whatever A/C coolant is now legal and available I decided to pay the difference between the old and the new part out of pocket on top of my deductible


oh well what's money for if not to give away... saving for your old age or child's college or eating food is over rated that's what I always say...



 
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 08:03:32 PM
DR VIXMOM - the planets will soon be aligned in a better way for you....they must!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 08:04:58 PM
One of the funny lines from the Academy Award winning Original Screenplay "Pillow Talk":

"With $200,000 my grandfather cornered the market in wheat and caused a panic in Omaha - now you can't even scare songwriters with it."

"Well, that's inflation for you."
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 08:06:48 PM
And yet i feel "Lover Come Back" has withstood the passage of time even better than "Pillow Talk."
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 08:09:43 PM
Even though some people suggest they are the same screenplay, essentially.  :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 08:09:51 PM
And yet i feel "Lover Come Back" has withstood the passage of time even better than "Pillow Talk."

Everything I have - I owe to VIP!  ;D
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:11:19 PM
I had a full evening of viewing delights. I am within three episodes of finishing season six of JAG. I've enjoyed the episodes, but I don't think the season is quite as good as season five (even thouogh at the time, the ratings were higher for season six).

Trying to get Harriet (Kerri Turner) in on a case of her own (even though she isn't a lawyer) was pretty weak.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 08:13:21 PM
Doris:  The agency that gets this account is the one that shows the client the most attractive can.

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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:14:07 PM
I was told that Mr. Eliot never did claim his Tony.

Actually, he won two Tonys: book and score.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:15:41 PM
I enjoyed NCIS tonight.






















I was afraid Palmer was going to be killed, so it was a relief when he didn't end up dead at the end of the episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:20:34 PM
IDOL:

David Archuleta was the most consistent over the course of three songs. Never sensational (though I did love his first song a lot), but solid on all three.

David Cook's first song was fantastic. It really built well and ended with a very effective climactic series of high notes which he placed perfectly. I thought he had blown his voice out, however, as he seemed a little raspy and tired on the second song, not quite reaching the high notes near the end. The third song was a bit rough but also ended effectively and with it being a more dramatic song than David Archuleta, I could see why Simon award him the best of the night.

Syesha had some flash to her act, but her old nemesis - pitch - dogged her all night, particularly on the first song.

If there is any justice, it will be the two Davids in the finals though I think the champion was unofficially crowned tonight. David Cook is just a much more effective stage performer.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: vixmom on May 13, 2008, 08:22:31 PM
DR VIXMOM - the planets will soon be aligned in a better way for you....they must!!

 I just wish my vertabrae were better aligned!
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:23:40 PM
Page Nine WIZARD OF OZ quartet Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:25:00 PM
After watching tonight's IDOL in about 32 minutes, I spent the remainder of the 9 p.m. hour watching THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA on one of the HBO channels. Since an entertaining movie. I must watch it on Blu-ray soon.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:26:16 PM
WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB said goodbye in a tense final hour (though there wasn't much mystery to it since the killer confessed via phone.)

Maybe Angie Harmon's next TV series will work out better for her. I really enjoy watching her perform.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:26:44 PM
Tomorrow I'll have tonight's SVU to watch while I cook and eat lunch.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:27:40 PM
Oh, I did flip over to see who went home on DANCING WITH THE STARS. I didn't see any of the four couples dance, so only going by comments I've read on the net, I have to say I wasn't surprised by the selection.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 08:28:57 PM
Doris:  The agency that gets this account is the one that shows the client the most attractive can.



One of the funniest edits EVER in cinema!  :o

AND Ann B. Davis and Edie Adams....Doris Day's reaction when Adams tries to show her the medal is also priceless.

And of course, when Rock is shopping for a suit to wear as the scientist asks for a suit that was popular a few years ago, and the old Jewish tailor says: "Blanche, bring out the suit we made for Ranier for the wedding.....prince or no prince, he doesn't pick it up, he loses the suit!"   ;D
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 08:32:44 PM
Planet talk, planet talk
They try to strain us
With that Uranus talk, talk, talk
My planet and I both agree
Must be a planet
Must be Uranus
Must be a planet talkin' boy for me
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 08:34:29 PM
The end  :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 13, 2008, 08:34:43 PM
DR FJL - that song could have been in Robot Monster!
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Post by: vixmom on May 13, 2008, 08:35:12 PM
I am sorry but sitting here at the computer hurts my neck... kisses ands hugs ansd vibes to all
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 08:39:36 PM
How long will you be in Memphis?

Four days. I am attending the Memphis Film Festival and will be surrounded by western type actors.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 08:41:29 PM
DR MBARNUM - I give up, what two stars of ROBOT MONSTER will be in Memphis?  The two kids?  I thought everyone else had kicked the bucket or slunk away in embarrassment.

Gregory Moffett, one of the kids, and leading lady (George Nader's love interest) Claudia Barrett are two of the guests. I got Gregory Moffett invited as he was one of my interviewees, and Claudia was just added as a replacement for Lisa (World Without End) Montell who had a scheduling conflict.
Title: Re:HARD RUBBER WITH TARTAR SAUCE
Post by: Matt H. on May 13, 2008, 08:46:23 PM
Going to write for a little while and then head down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 13, 2008, 08:49:09 PM
JRand57, here is the entire guest list for the Festival...


http://www.memphisfilmfestival.com/guests.htm (http://www.memphisfilmfestival.com/guests.htm)
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 08:52:55 PM
Just finished typing up the new list o' books, but have sent it privately to those who ordered.  If anyone else wants to see it, e-mail me.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 13, 2008, 09:52:07 PM
I'm still here.

But in the meantime...

It's Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFFsCWk4Gs8)

AND Jose-

Quick -who composed the song "It's Impossible'?

Why-------Andre Previn.. that's who .

And his wife at the time-Dore Previn wrote the Lyrics.

That's not impossible because it is Possible and True
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:57:29 PM
One post in one hour.  Skammen.  
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 09:59:04 PM
It's Impossible, at least the hit song, was written by Sid Wayne and Armando Manzanero.  

The VOTD song was, as noted, written by Previn and Previn.  I know which one I listen to.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:03:20 PM
I'm listening to a Peggy Lee two-fer, two of her early 70s albums - fun.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:23:56 PM
Good Evening!

I'm back from a wonderful dinner with some wonderful friends.  Our hostess, Lynn, provided the dinner: salad and pasta. My friend, Trevor, provided the wine: a very easy-drinking Pinot Noir, and a very "leggy" Cab-Sav.  Since dessert was left up to me, I went ahead and stopped at the House of Pies and picked up a Coconut Cream Pie.  YUM!  *We had all met doing a production of The Human Comedy, and since there was a whole song devoted to Coconut Cream Pie, well... :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:25:02 PM
DR MBarnum - Where are you staying in Memphis?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:28:52 PM
Will we never get to page ten?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:29:11 PM
Too bad Jose didn't get the Kansas City Barbecue treatment.  Next time!
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:29:25 PM
Still listening to Miss Lee - very soothing.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:29:41 PM
I'm just surfing the Internut - net.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:29:51 PM
Are we STILL on page nine?
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:30:09 PM
I will single-handedly take us to page ten.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:32:20 PM
Listening to Where Did They Go, which is very much in the vein of Is That All There Is.  I really like it and its gorgeous Don Sebeskey orchestration.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:32:35 PM
I'm thinking Guy Haines should sing it.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 10:32:44 PM
At long last page ten.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 10:47:18 PM
Too bad Jose didn't get the Kansas City Barbecue treatment.  Next time!

Next time.

-Although, since we're not heading to the airport until Noon tomorrow, I'm pretty sure I'm going to head back down to The Pantry for breakfast in the morning.  :)
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 10:50:34 PM
It's 1:43, but it's only 10:43 where Skip is.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 10:52:06 PM
Toby and Dylan seem to have gone to sleep already.
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Post by: FJL on May 13, 2008, 10:52:47 PM
The dogs have gone to bed and so must I
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 11:45:22 PM
And yet I am awake.
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Post by: bk on May 13, 2008, 11:45:34 PM
Nobody here but us chickens.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 13, 2008, 11:54:15 PM
Are you calling me a chicken now?
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Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 12:07:18 AM
I worked late today, to make up for being home yesterday, so I am just now catching up.  So, you may have already addressed this, but how can Howard Ashman, who has been dead for over 15 years, be nominated for his Lyrics in the Category of Best Original Score Written for the Theatre?

Because the score (music and lyrics) has been deemed worthy of a nomination, since more than 50% of the score (music and lyrics) is new.  Since Howard's lyrics are part of the whole score (music AND lyrics), he's included in the nomination. :)
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Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 12:19:11 AM
Today, I got two new tires and now all my tires are roadworthy.  I had the first two changed last year. :)
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Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 12:20:17 AM
Just had to share...especially for TCB.  I'm sure he'll be happy to hear that my tires are now roadworthy.  Two round-trips to Issaquah from Olympia by way of Tacoma should have roadworthy tires. ;)