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Title: THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 12:20:39 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were sung by The Birds, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - the cows are very annoyed that The Birds have formed a group and are forming their OWN group called The Cows.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 12:21:22 AM
And the word of the day is: FETTER!
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Post by: BrettySpaghetti on May 14, 2008, 12:22:41 AM
Birds of a fetter?
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Post by: Adriana Patti on May 14, 2008, 12:30:58 AM
April 28, 2007:
"THE SHTUPPING BIRDS"


 ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 12:43:11 AM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 12:43:52 AM
Just brought in another box o' books I'd forgotten to bring in.  I've also found about ten things that have really appreciated in value, so I'm putting those back on the shelves.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 01:26:03 AM
Welcome eight GUESTS.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 01:26:14 AM
Goodnight eight GUESTS.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 01:29:17 AM
***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR JoseSPiano!![/size][/color]
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 01:32:55 AM
DR TCB - I don't "file" any .jpgs...  Google is my friend!   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 01:52:49 AM
{{{{{DR Vixmom}}}}}

Wishing you a change in fortunes!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 01:53:54 AM
DR JoseSPiano - I did Google some of those Filippino delicacies.  And I can't say you didn't warn me, but now I wish I hadn't! :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 02:50:27 AM
DR Jane - Wow!!  Glad everyone emerged unscathed.   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2008, 04:25:14 AM
Good morning, all! Today is composed of a morning working on Brain surgery, the trip to the pharmacy I did not make yesterday, and some time here working on the Appendix critical notes. Yesterday, after laundry, I spent some time rewriting bis of the Act 1&2 critical notes, and I hope to look at the Act 3 notes for a bit today as well.

I also got a lovely email from the Men's Chorus musical director which cheered me up a bit, and an invitation to step out on Saturday with the lovely effervescent Milla.

TOD: BK, why did LACC stop the summer cabaret series? I would think you'd be producing a series every summer.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ben on May 14, 2008, 04:35:39 AM
Good morning to all.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2008, 05:35:23 AM
Good morning to all.

Good morning, Ben! I gotta run. I'm needed in surgery!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 05:50:25 AM
I gotta run. I'm needed in surgery!

Is THAT why you were spotted in Duane Reade, buying a box of latex gloves?   8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 05:58:33 AM
Wasn't Arch Oboler an answer to a BK Unseemly Trivia contest question, back in the day when we had such things.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 05:59:38 AM
Good morning, Ben! I gotta run. I'm needed in surgery!

Dr Howard! Dr Fine! Dr Howard!  ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 05:59:42 AM
BETTER LATEX THAN NEVER - my new sex farce about, well, you get the picture
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 06:00:35 AM
Too Latex Baby - the famous Carole King song
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 06:01:37 AM
Too Latex Baby - the famous Carole King song
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 06:02:37 AM
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 06:03:04 AM
A lovely bunch of books on the list, but since I shall soon be having to fill my gasoline tank four times a week instead of one, I have to save my pennies and dollars.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 06:07:29 AM
She was bread in old Kentucky, but she's just a crumb up here.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 06:16:28 AM
And there's Sondheim's song for Dick Tracy..."Sooner or Latex."
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 06:16:56 AM
There IS an echo in here!   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 06:43:54 AM
Whoa!  Too many connections...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 07:32:21 AM
She debated whether to leave her tip in the tip jar, or in a less conventional spot.
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/SCMz8GrLaBI/AAAAAAAAAxk/jean1NVAnnE/s320/sub.jpg)


photo:   Substitution
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2008, 07:38:08 AM
Wednesday morning greetings!  I've been doing registrar stuff at a conference this morning, now I'm at the Library getting ready for my brownbag lunch.  As soon as that's over, I have to go back to the conference site.  Where's Hermione's cloak when you need it?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:39:03 AM
Good morning!

Cool again this morning (though the day is supposed to be warmer in the afternoon). It's overcast in preparation of the rain we're supposed to have for the next three days starting tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:42:03 AM
Page Two "Wizard Unmasking" Dance!!!


Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 07:43:21 AM
DR Ginny - methinks you need Hermione's "time-turner!"   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:44:32 AM
Boy, did I loathe GABLE AND LOMBARD. I didn't think either of the stars had real star quality (though they can both be very effective actors), and the screenplay had been written as if the writer had never even researched the lives of the two actors and the fact they had made a movie together long before they ever became a couple.

I didn't remember that Barry Sandler had written the film which saddens me. I would have expected better from him.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:45:36 AM
TV Reminders:

LAW & ORDER!

BOSTON LEGAL!

CSI: NY!

CRIMINAL MINDS!

IDOL results

Fox comedies ('TIL DEATH and BACK TO YOU)

other reality shows
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:47:35 AM
I should be able to finsh up with JAG this afternoon (three episodes left). Then, I hope to watch the new Criterion THE THIEF OF BAGDAD tonight and maybe some of the bonuses since TV for me doesn't start until 10.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 07:50:10 AM
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/universal_pictures/the_birds/tippi_hedren/birds9.jpg)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 07:50:30 AM
Yesterday I got on Blu-ray (bought; not a review copy) BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOu"RE DEAD, Sidney Lumet's latest film. I've read so many wonderful things about the movie, and as soon as I get a spare moment, I'd like to watch this before the tons of other things in my stack of unwatched DVDs.

I actually don't see that happening before late next week, but we'll see.

I have six discs of the Roy Thinnes-THE INVADERS to watch before I can get to it, too.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2008, 07:55:25 AM
DR Ginny - methinks you need Hermione's "time-turner!"   :)

Oops, that's right!  It was the hourglass that allowed her to be in two places at once.  I was getting it confused with Harry's invisibility cloak.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 07:55:59 AM
Given the amount of time you spend sitting, DR Matt H. - both for work and for pleasure - I sure hope you walked into a furniture store and said, "Show me the most comfortable recliner you've got!"   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on May 14, 2008, 07:58:17 AM
MattH, I will be curious to know what you opinion is of THE INVADERS. I remember that airing in reruns when I was a kid...TWILIGHT ZONE, OUTER LIMITS, NIGHT GALLERY, ONE STEP BEYOND and THE INVADERS all were in reruns on the various TV stations...but of them all, THE INVADERS seemed very dull to me at that age (8 to 10 years old).
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on May 14, 2008, 08:04:06 AM
DR JoseP, I will be staying at the Whispering Woods Hotel which is actually located just outside of Memphis in Olive Branch, MS, which is where the festival is being held.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:05:03 AM
I have never seen Hitchcock's The Birds.

As a rule, I don't like scary movies.

They're...  scary.  :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:06:53 AM
I will be staying at the Whispering Woods Hotel

(http://www.hotelplanner.com/Common/Images/Hotels/29111_1.jpg)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:14:06 AM
Given the amount of time you spend sitting, DR Matt H. - both for work and for pleasure - I sure hope you walked into a furniture store and said, "Show me the most comfortable recliner you've got!"   :)

I actually have a sofa (which has recliners at both ends) and two other chairs (one recliner, one straight back) in my den theater which I alternate sitting on.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:16:11 AM
MattH, I will be curious to know what you opinion is of THE INVADERS. I remember that airing in reruns when I was a kid...TWILIGHT ZONE, OUTER LIMITS, NIGHT GALLERY, ONE STEP BEYOND and THE INVADERS all were in reruns on the various TV stations...but of them all, THE INVADERS seemed very dull to me at that age (8 to 10 years old).

I was a teenager when it aired originally, and I wasn't in to this kind of show then though I did watch a few episodes. I likened it to a TV retread of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS at the time, but I'm eager to see it from the beginning now. This is the first season set (it was a midseason replacement, so there are only 17 episodes in the set plus a ton of bonus features.)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:17:56 AM
I have never seen Hitchcock's The Birds.

As a rule, I don't like scary movies.

They're...  scary.  :)

It is SO wonderful. I couldn't begin to count the times I've watched it at theaters, on TV broadcasts (SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES), and the DVD.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:19:52 AM
Well, I guess I need to head down to check the mail, get lunch started, and then settle in to finsh up JAG this afternoon.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on May 14, 2008, 08:20:15 AM
Tonight on tv for me:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL finale

IDOL results (i think we all know who is going this week)

BOSTON LEGAL
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on May 14, 2008, 08:25:38 AM
RE: last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results


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Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 08:30:41 AM
I have never seen Hitchcock's The Birds.

As a rule, I don't like scary movies.

They're...  scary.  :)

I like most scary movies - those that involve situations I feel far removed from my own life.

The Birds, on the other hand.....

I still find myself uneasy under the glare of a sea gull on a phone wire!

der Brucer

CRUISING, however, did terrify me when I realized how many of those situations I had indeed placed myself
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:32:40 AM
DR SINGDAW - I will concur with DR MATTH - I think you might enjoy THE BIRDS.  It has some frightening moments, but it really is character driven with some terrific performances by Hedren, Taylor, Tandy, and Pleshette.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 08:32:45 AM
(http://www.hotelplanner.com/Common/Images/Hotels/29111_1.jpg)

Looks like a sanitarium :)

der Brucer

Where is a room with a view?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:33:26 AM
I like most scary movies - those that involve situations I feel far removed from my own life.

The Birds, on the other hand.....

I still find myself uneasy under the glare of a sea gull on a phone wire!

der Brucer

CRUISING, however, did terrify me when I realized how many of those situations I had indeed placed myself

I didn't know you were a yachtsman.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:34:18 AM
DR MBARNUM - the line up looks great, with lots of your friends there, Laurie Mitchell and Kenny Miller!

And of course co-star of You Know Who.....Mr Gregg Palmer!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 08:36:37 AM
DR SINGDAW - I will concur with DR MATTH - I think you might enjoy THE BIRDS.  

Don't do it, Good Buddy - The WakeupFairy will become the Nightmare Nana .

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 08:38:24 AM
I must now go peel an egg - make of that what you will.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:40:58 AM
Well, now I'm conflicted!    ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:41:35 AM
I didn't know you were a yachtsman.

Let's run that up a flagpole and see if it gets saluted!    8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:42:08 AM
I have never seen Hitchcock's The Birds.

As a rule, I don't like scary movies.

They're...  scary.  :)

But The Boirds is a different sort of scary. See it!! You must!!
(and I don't like scary films, either.)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:42:56 AM
OK.  You've convinced me.   :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:42:58 AM
Hello, everyone.

Yes, the E&T DR Jeanne has dropped in.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jennifer on May 14, 2008, 08:44:26 AM
RE: IDOL

I wouldn't care if little david left tonight (he won't).  He was driving me crazy last night. The way he closes his eyes and just blankly stares while he sings.

I think david cook will win. However it's not always possible to totally tell where the 3rd place person's votes will go.

I thought david cook's first song was really good. And i thought syesha looked wonderful in her sparkly dresses.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:44:50 AM
By the way, for those who are interested, the ION network is showing the Quantum Leap episode that involves "Man of La Mancha," tonight at 9:00 PM.  I've never seen it, though heard about it, so will have my DVR recording it.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:45:12 AM
Given the amount of time you spend sitting, DR Matt H. - both for work and for pleasure - I sure hope you walked into a furniture store and said, "Show me the most comfortable recliner you've got!"   :)

the zero-gravity recliners from Backsaver are veerrryy comfy.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:46:33 AM
PBS will be offering "Over Israel," another in their series of helicopter travelogue thingies.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 08:47:19 AM
Hello, DR Jeanne, and thanks for the tip!  :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:47:45 AM

I still find myself uneasy under the glare of a sea gull on a phone wire!


Gosh, I never thought of our derB as a WUSS!!!! ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:48:03 AM
Hello DR JEANNE!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:48:28 AM
DR SINGDAW perhaps you could watch THE BIRDS with a hand over one eye.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:50:04 AM
DR SINGDAW perhaps you could watch THE BIRDS with a hand over one eye.

Yes, which is the way I watch almost anything scary!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:50:37 AM
Hello, sing! Hello, Jack!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 08:54:11 AM
Yes, which is the way I watch almost anything scary!

Like the gasoline pump when you're filling up the car?  :o
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 08:55:46 AM
Well, I am a real grumbler today. I haven't been sleeping well for the last ten days, and I woke up before 6:00 this morning, an ungodly hour, IMHO. I dragged myself out of bed and did the gardening. So that's done now, but boy, am I sore! These old bones just ain't what they used to be.

I'm also trying to get a hold of my roofer. There was some serious storm damage over the weekend (sunday night?), and Matt can't take care of it all.

So I am not a happy camper.

Jack, can you align those planets a bit more favorably?  
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 09:00:02 AM
Like the gasoline pump when you're filling up the car?  :o

Well, I luck out there. since I work out of my home office, I don't drive much. I only fill up about once a month. It's the heating bills the last few years that about gave me a heart attack.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 09:00:02 AM
I shall work on it, DR JEANNE....certainly things will improve by May 20.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 09:00:55 AM
I shall work on it, DR JEANNE....certainly things will improve by May 20.

Tanks mucho. Are we in some sort of retrograde again?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jrand68 on May 14, 2008, 09:00:59 AM
Raining here today, so we are not hearing many singing birds.  However Abby Normal the canary has learned the tones of the numbers on the telephone and likes to sing along when anyone makes a call.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 09:01:59 AM
And i thought syesha looked wonderful in her sparkly dresses.

Well, so does Singsaw!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 09:03:09 AM
Raining here today, so we are not hearing many singing birds.  However Abby Normal the canary has learned the tones of the numbers on the telephone and likes to sing along when anyone makes a call.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 09:06:07 AM
DR SINGDAW perhaps you could watch THE BIRDS with a hand over one eye.

Good idea - one less snack for the Ravens.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 09:13:06 AM
Well, so does Singsaw!

:o


;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 09:13:47 AM
the Ravens.

Nevermore.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 09:15:48 AM
So naturally the local post office was SOLD OUT of one cent stamps yesterday.  I know, I know, I should have planned ahead!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 09:16:28 AM
We need fortune to smile upon DRs Jeanne, Vixmom, elmore3003, and TCB.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 09:45:46 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...  And I just finished packing my bags... And will be heading to the airport in a few hours...  Ahhh.... Awww...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 09:49:55 AM
Thanks for all the Travel Vibes so far.  I've been looking at the forecast, and the weather here and there is fine.  However, there's a lot of stuff in the middle.  Again.  When I flew out here last Wednesday, the captain made a couple of announcements about the most likely rough skies even before we pulled away from the gate, so... And, yes, it was bumpy every now and then.. "Well, we're going to go up another 10,000 feet.".

In any case... I've had a wonderful time here in L.A. over the past week.  It was great catching up with some old friends, and, hopefully, on my next trip (whenever that is), I'll be able to catch up with the ones I wasn't able to touch base with this time around.  I am looking forward to getting back to NYC, but I have to say, if I could stay another day or two, I would.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 09:51:36 AM
DR singdaw - Yep, you were warned!  Well...  Now you know.  (Ah, a Merrily We Roll Along reference.)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 09:53:12 AM
DR MBarnum - Ah, you'll be staying right across the river.  By the gambling boats I believe.  Hmm... ;)

I hope you get into Memphis proper, at least to see the ducks in the Peabody Hotel (http://www.peabodymemphis.com/) lobby.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 09:56:40 AM
Travel vibes to you, DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
By the way, for those who are interested, the ION network is showing the Quantum Leap episode that involves "Man of La Mancha," tonight at 9:00 PM.  I've never seen it, though heard about it, so will have my DVR recording it.

My favorite episode of "Quantum Leap"!  -Although, anytime Scott Bakula's character, Sam, found himself shirtless during the course of a Leap, well, I always liked those episodes too.  ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 10:00:53 AM
PAGE FOUR PEABODY HOTEL DUCKS DANCE!!!!

(http://www.tunica-ms.com/images/peabody_ducks_a.jpg)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 10:01:19 AM
Well, I need to head out to get a bite to eat, so...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:02:31 AM
Colony Records is not showing the Evening Primrose CD on their website.

However, you can purchase the DVD An Inconvenient Truth [listed on Amazon for $19.99], from Colony for a mere $39.98.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 10:02:44 AM
Your nighttime singing birds are probably Northern Mockingbirds. They are bachelors, singing love songs with the hope of wooing lady mockingbirds.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 10:05:54 AM


TOD: BK, why did LACC stop the summer cabaret series? I would think you'd be producing a series every summer.

Funding issues.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 10:11:06 AM
I don't think Colony is going to put EP on their website, at least that's what they said to me.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 10:11:41 AM
I got up a little later than planned but I stayed up a little later than planned.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 10:11:58 AM
DR singdaw - Yep, you were warned!  Well...  Now you know.

And this time I don't get the blame!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 14, 2008, 10:24:05 AM
And the word of the day is: FETTER!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  PRISONER OF LOVE
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:25:53 AM
And this time I don't get the blame!

But next time...


8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 10:32:10 AM
But next time...


8)
Liza's new hit "Maybe Next Time!"

der Brucer

Maybe next time, won't be a gay time...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:36:46 AM
I am very curious about Mockingbirds.  What in their physiology and/or brain enables them to do what they do, when most other songbirds can only sing their one tune!

Give me that piano bar medley!  :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:41:39 AM
Side note:  If HHW got a referral commission from Amazon.com, I'll bet it would pay for the annual costs of maintaining the site, many times over!  Just from me!!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 10:44:25 AM
We need fortune to smile upon DRs Jeanne, Vixmom, elmore3003, and TCB.

Yes, I quite agree. Thanks, Sing!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 10:47:12 AM
I am very curious about Mockingbirds.  What in their physiology and/or brain enables them to do what they do, when most other songbirds can only sing their one tune!

Give me that piano bar medley!  :)

Tell that mocking bird to shut up and take the diamond ring!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 10:47:22 AM
I guess I have to prepare about ten orders that came in this morning.  May as well get it done.  And one book to ship.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:48:07 AM
Last night we were watching the "Great Performances" broadcast of the 1983 Broadway revival of You Can't Take it With you with Jason Robards.  How I love this play!  What a delight.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 10:49:38 AM
If one is feeling FETTERED, might that make one OBSTINATE?

(Just wondering...)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:53:56 AM
If one is feeling FETTERED, might that make one OBSTINATE?

It might...

But then, some of us can be OBSTINATE all on our own, without any prompting whatsoever!   ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 10:56:07 AM
If one is feeling FETTERED, might that make one OBSTINATE?

(Just wondering...)

Well certainly abstemious !

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 10:58:03 AM
abstemious

ABS of steel?   ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 10:58:14 AM
It might...

But then, some of us can be OBSTINATE all on our own, without any prompting whatsoever!   ;)

And we could tie you up with ropes of silk and gird your loins with shackles of gold, and you would be:

Our Fine Fettered Friend!

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:00:08 AM
ABS of steel?   ;)

With buns of brass!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 11:02:01 AM
we could tie you up with ropes of silk and gird your loins with shackles of gold

Oh, DR dB - you know just what to say to have me all a-flutter!  ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:03:35 AM
Good Afternoon!  (I'm going ahead and starting to adjust back to EST time.)

Breakfast has been consumed.  Plane food and snacks have been bought.  And now I just need to finish my last bit of packing.  So.. Until NYC...

-I shall wave as I pass over those who I fly over. :)

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:05:08 AM
Oh, DR dB - you know just what to say to have me all a-flutter!  ;)

Oh, where is Ron Pulliam when we need him!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:11:58 AM
Good Afternoon!  (I'm going ahead and starting to adjust back to EST time.)

Breakfast has been consumed.  Plane food and snacks have been bought.  And now I just need to finish my last bit of packing.  So.. Until NYC...

-I shall wave as I pass over those who I fly over. :)

Laters...

You can buy See's at the airport :D

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:14:36 AM
Speaking of "missing"...

Where is Lady Jane of Sherlock Manor?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 11:15:39 AM
Good thing we already rearranged the mini-Seattle-get-together to be next Thursday.   I won't be going to Issaquah until next week.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 11:21:45 AM
So naturally the local post office was SOLD OUT of one cent stamps yesterday.  I know, I know, I should have planned ahead!

I went to Costco yesterday and noticed that the price of their 100-pack of the forever stamps DID NOT go up!  They were still $41. :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 11:23:49 AM
That's the title of my next protest folk ballad:  I Won't Be Going to Issaquah...  ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 11:25:45 AM
Good thing we already rearranged the mini-Seattle-get-together to be next Thursday.   I won't be going to Issaquah until next week.

Yay!  And I suppose that I should actually order tickets for next Saturday's performance! ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 11:26:44 AM
singdaw - Just watch.  Thanks to your paraphrasing, someone's going to get confused and think I'm not going to Issaquah at all.

:)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 11:29:19 AM
By the way, for those who are interested, the ION network is showing the Quantum Leap episode that involves "Man of La Mancha," tonight at 9:00 PM.  I've never seen it, though heard about it, so will have my DVR recording it.

That channel is not available in this area. :-\

The first time that I was in a production of Man of La Mancha, this episode was broadcast during our rehearsal time.  I didn't get to see it until many years later.  I loved this episode.  And I didn't know that Michele Pawk was in it, along with Janine Turner and John Cullum, who both went on to be in "Northern Exposure" together.  What a coinky-dink! :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 11:32:00 AM
Colony Records is not showing the Evening Primrose CD on their website.

I wonder what they're selling it for in the store. ::)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 11:37:03 AM
I went for a hike today. I forgot my camera & got these photos from our local newspaper.

(http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0404/images/0404_update_hike.jpg)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:39:05 AM
NY TIMES (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/us/14visa.html?ei=5070&en=46f6c549f90b4a34&ex=1211428800&adxnnl=1&emc=eta1&adxnnlx=1210788988-XgeocgTbnPXYzqqLhTY5uQ)

Quote
Italian’s Detention Illustrates Dangers Foreign Visitors Face
 
He was a carefree Italian with a recent law degree from a Roman university. She was “a totally Virginia girl,” as she puts it, raised across the road from George Washington’s home. Their romance, sparked by a 2006 meeting in a supermarket in Rome, soon brought the Italian, Domenico Salerno, on frequent visits to Alexandria, Va., where he was welcomed like a favorite son by the parents and neighbors of his girlfriend, Caitlin Cooper.

But on April 29, when Mr. Salerno, 35, presented his passport at Washington Dulles International Airport, a Customs and Border Protection agent refused to let him into the United States. And after hours of questioning, agents would not let him travel back to Rome, either; over his protests in fractured English, he said, they insisted that he had expressed a fear of returning to Italy and had asked for asylum.

Ms. Cooper, 23, who had promised to show her boyfriend another side of her country on this visit — meaning Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon — eventually learned that he had been sent in shackles to a rural Virginia jail. And there he remained for more than 10 days, locked up without charges or legal recourse while Ms. Cooper, her parents and their well-connected neighbors tried everything to get him out.

After being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he was taken to the Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover, Va., where he ended up in a barracks with 75 other men, including asylum-seekers who told him they had been waiting a year.

Ten days after he landed in Washington, Mr. Salerno was still incarcerated, despite efforts by Senator John W. Warner, Republican of Virginia, and two former immigration prosecutors hired by the Coopers.
“He’s just really scared,” Ms. Cooper said in an interview last Thursday. “He asked me if Virginia has the death penalty.”

Luis Paoli, a lawyer hired by the Coopers, said there was no limit on detention while waiting for an asylum interview. But even after officials agreed the asylum issue had been a mistake, Mr. Salerno was not released.

“Now an innocent European, who has never broken any laws, committed any crimes, or overstayed his visa, is being held in a county jail,” Ms. Cooper wrote in an e-mail message to The New York Times last Wednesday, prompting a reporter’s inquiries.

Less than 24 hours later, immigration officials intervened and arranged to deliver Mr. Salerno to Dulles, where last Friday he flew to Rome. Ms. Cooper, who said she was now considering moving to Italy, was by his side.


From mindless bureaucrats and idiotic civil servants, good Lord deliver us!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 11:40:53 AM
For the full article on the hike Click Here (http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0404/stories/0404_bp_hike.php).

LOL-No one in my group hung from a rock.  In fact, none of us hiked down to the rocks.

 (http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0404/images/0404_update_hike3.jpg)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:41:59 AM
singdaw - Just watch.  Thanks to your paraphrasing, someone's going to get confused and think I'm not going to Issaquah at all.

:)

Fred, so sorry to hear that you'll be missing your trip to Issaquah.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2008, 11:42:09 AM
singdaw - Just watch.  Thanks to your paraphrasing, someone's going to get confused and think I'm not going to Issaquah at all.

:)

Just don't mention my name in Sheboygan.

DR George, thanks for the package. Your note made me laugh.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 11:42:57 AM
George - I'm glad you haven't bought them yet.  I have an allotment at half-price.  Just let me know that you want them for Sat. night and I'll put your names down out of my allotment.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:44:02 AM
I wonder what they're selling it for in the store. ::)

I hear they will accept 11-14 year old vigins in trade.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2008, 11:45:02 AM
Good Afternoon!  (I'm going ahead and starting to adjust back to EST time.)

Breakfast has been consumed.  Plane food and snacks have been bought.  And now I just need to finish my last bit of packing.  So.. Until NYC...

-I shall wave as I pass over those who I fly over. :)

Laters...

DR Jose, safe travel vibes!
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Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 14, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
I wonder what they're selling it for in the store. ::)

Colony is the biggest tourist trap in midtown.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 11:47:32 AM
Just don't mention my name in Sheboygan.

Another reason I'm waiting breathlessly for the memoirs.   :)

In fact, that would make a snappy title for the memoirs!    8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 11:47:54 AM
DR Jane, those pictures are stunning!   :)  :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 11:48:08 AM
***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR JoseSPiano!![/size][/color]

I meant to say this before signing off last night.  I hope I'm not too late. :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 11:49:49 AM
I hope I'm not too late.

Or too latex.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 11:55:31 AM
Oh, DR dB - you know just what to say to have me all a-flutter!  ;)

 ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 11:56:03 AM
You can buy See's at the airport :D


And they even have a real candy store where you can pick and choose from your favorites instead of purchasing pre-packed boxes. :D :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 11:56:03 AM
Or too latex.

Oh, one can never be too....nevermind

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 11:57:49 AM
Speaking of "missing"...

Where is Lady Jane of Sherlock Manor?

der Brucer

Wednesday mornings I hike, without Sherlock, with a group of friends.  I always took Echo but then I didn't need to worry about her joints if we ended up on steep trails.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 12:08:54 PM
DR Jane, those pictures are stunning!   :)  :)

Thank you.  We all wish we had remembered our cameras.  It was exciting as the wild flowers have begun to bloom & there was a lovely variety of them.  We also saw a hummingbird with a flash of ruby.  Someone said it was a red-headed something I don't remember.  Maybe DR Laura knows.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 12:12:26 PM
Finished addressing packages and re-boxing up books to take to trade.  I'm going to try and do that this evening after my meeting, but it depends on how quickly I can get out of there.  If I can get them to let me talk about my stuff first I may only have to be there for a half-hour, in which case I could make the book store by eight (they're open until ten).  The guy who does the better books isn't there until four.  I could try and take them right at four - it really shouldn't take more than an hour for him to go through the three boxes and make his trade offer.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 12:20:56 PM
Thank you.  We all wish we had remembered our cameras.  It was exciting as the wild flowers have begun to bloom & there was a lovely variety of them.  We also saw a hummingbird with a flash of ruby.  Someone said it was a red-headed something I don't remember.  Maybe DR Laura knows.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird?

(http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/animals/images/primary/ruby-throat-hummingbird.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 12:22:35 PM
DR Jeanne....VIBES!!!

DR Vixmom-What you describe sounds a lot like the what I experienced when I pinched a nerve in my neck.  I could not move it at all so I'm hoping what you have isn't as bad.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on May 14, 2008, 12:23:10 PM
A cute story in our Salem newspaper...for dog lovers and theatre queens alike....http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080514/NEWS/805140492/1001&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL (http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080514/NEWS/805140492/1001&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 12:23:19 PM
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird?

(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

der Brucer

That is what one person thought, someone else said we don't have them here & the red was on the head...?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 12:26:22 PM
theatre queens

I don't know what you mean...      ::)

:)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 12:34:34 PM
I don't know what you mean...      ::)

:)

Oh, Miss Scarlet, you do go on!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DERBRUCER on May 14, 2008, 12:42:12 PM
Jane,  

Humming bird migration in Oregon
(http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/tnail/h-l/hummer_rufous.gates.jpg)

Rufeous Hummingbird

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 12:56:43 PM
DR George, thanks for the package. Your note made me laugh.

I'm glad you like it! ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 12:57:25 PM
George - I'm glad you haven't bought them yet.  I have an allotment at half-price.  Just let me know that you want them for Sat. night and I'll put your names down out of my allotment.

Two tickets for Saturday night, please!!  TCB and I will be there!

Wait a minute!  You mean I didn't have to join the Village Theatre (http://www.villagetheatre.org/)'s "Village Originals (http://www.villagetheatre.org/villageoriginals.shtml)" (for two) to see your show??

 :-\

At least, there are other perks that come with the membership...I guess.

:)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 01:00:33 PM
The only hummingbird I saw that has a red head and would be in Oregon is the Anna's hummingbird.

But I'm terrible with hummingbirds. They are too small and too fast!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 01:02:38 PM
The rufous hummingbird is brown, but that would be in the area.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:15:15 PM
THE BIRDS is SO masterfully done. I'm not the world's biggest horror fan either, but it's directed with such ingenuity and the effects are done so brilliantly and in so many different ways, that I just wouldn't think anyone would stay away from it just because it's a horror movie.

Not every film Alfred Hitchcock made was a masterpiece, but every single one of them should be seen at least once by discerning viewers.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 01:20:07 PM
George - Did you really already buy a membership for two?  If so, doesn't this

http://villagetheatre.org/villageoriginals_memberships.shtml

suggest that you don't pay anything extra for admission for two to the show?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:20:44 PM
I went ahead and got started on JAG to get finished with it as soon as I could. Some very interesting episodes in those final three. The first was a clip show revolving around the seesaw relationship between Harm and Mac for the past few seasons. For those who might not be aware of their growing feelings for one antoher, the show would have been valuable, but for a regular viewer, I suspect that show kind of made people mad, well, except for the kiss at the end.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:24:13 PM
The second one was called "Mutiny" and it recounted a near-mutiny aboard an actual ship 1842 with all of the JAG actors playing the roles of the real-life people. Some of them looked and sounded WAY too modern to be believable as 19th century seamen (despite all the crepe hair and makeup), but it was an interesting case which I had never heard about before.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:25:25 PM
And the season finale was a (yawn) cliffhanger with Harm adrift at sea while trying to get back to Mac's wedding. Wonder if he was rescued?  ;D

(The show ran four more years.)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:27:26 PM
I then watched the season finale of SVU.
























Boy, are they cleaning hour on SVU or what? Diane Neal and Adam Beach both leaving and Ice-T putting in for a transfer (though I've read nothing about his leaving the show; too bad his request will likely be denied.)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 01:28:20 PM
I've got THE THIEF OF BAGDAD cued up in the player and ready to go when I go back down. I should be able to watch it and at least see it again with one of the commentaries (there are two different one on disc one).
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 01:33:04 PM
Back from errands and will shortly be on my way to meet with Miss Barbara Deutsch, after which I'll have to eat something, since I won't have any time to do so until way after tonight's meeting.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 01:33:52 PM
FJL, got your message - tried calling back but got the machine and didn't leave a message.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 01:38:43 PM
Just found an extra copy of Neil Simon's play, I Ought To Be In Pictures - first edition, a fine copy in fine dustjacket.  Cheapest copy on the Internet in that condition is fifty bucks (most expensive 150).  If anyone wants it for fifteen bucks plus shipping, send me an e-mail pronto.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 01:43:24 PM
George - Did you really already buy a membership for two?  If so, doesn't this

http://villagetheatre.org/villageoriginals_memberships.shtml

suggest that you don't pay anything extra for admission for two to the show?

Yes, that's true, but if you could get tickets for just the show at half price (normally $12) versus the price of the "Village Originals" membership for two...well, I didn't read it correctly and thought that the tickets were only available to "Village Originals" members.  But like I said, there are other perks.  And I probably will see this year's "Festival of New Musicals" in August.  That was pretty cool, last time. :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 01:45:21 PM
So, I will call and get just called and got tickets for TCB and myself. :)

Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:45:23 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from the Long Beach Airport... Which seems even smaller than it did when I got here last Wednesday. ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 01:46:02 PM
So you did or  didn't already buy the memberships?  I'm sooooooo confused.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 01:46:27 PM
:)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:46:39 PM
You can buy See's at the airport :D

der Brucer

Hmm... I think that's only at LAX not LGB.  I'm sitting right in the middle of the terminal - which is basically in the middle of the whole airport - and there's no See's in sight.  :-\
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:47:52 PM
However, I do have some of those See's Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps in my carry-on - the were giving them out by the handful at the Los Angeles Visitor's Bureau Desk when I went down there the other day. :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:49:08 PM
*Although, I did notice when I flew into Dulles Airport, that they had set up a almost-complete See's kiosk in the new terminal. :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 01:49:10 PM
So you did or  didn't already buy the memberships?  I'm sooooooo confused.

I did buy the membership for two...which is fine.  I'll just have a LOT of driving to do this summer. ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 01:51:46 PM
Lucky BK can work at his piano!

I cannnot.   :-X
The piano tuner was here yesterday.  He really likes my piano, but, unfortunately, he won't be returning to it for THREE WEEKS!
The pitch was off by a quarter step.  :'(
The hammers were (when dampered) striking more than one note.   :'(
There were remnants of mice inside the base - fortunately, though, we haven't had a mouse problem since our steel door was installed late last summer - so, it was very old evidence of mice.    :o
He thoroughly cleaned the insides of the piano with compressed air, tore it apart, took most of the guts home with him to continue working on them.
What was supposed to have been a two house call visit - pitch adjustment and tuning - over a period of three days has blossomed into a three week, maybe more, extravaganza.
With that extravaganza, of course, the cost rose.  Really rose.
Of course, since this is what I had planned for my Economic Stimulus Payment, it's alright with me.
I would rather have had the piano back to normal tomorrow and the extra dollars from the ECP, but. . .this will pay itself off in the  long run.
On a very positive note, though, Mr. Tuner said that the worth of this particular Baldwin piano is well into three thousand dollars (which is FAR LESS than his tuning fee).   ;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:52:35 PM
Well, I think we'll be boarding momentarily, but it still looks like they are still turning over the plane from it's recent arrival.  *And if no one checks in late, it looks like I will have a whole row to myself for my return flight back to NYC.  :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:54:29 PM
DR td - So... I guess you'll be setting up regular six-month tunings and regulations from now on? ;)

*Some tuners will give you a package deal if you set up a schedule with them.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 01:55:20 PM
Well, there seems to be some sort of activity at the almost-non-existent gate, so...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on May 14, 2008, 01:56:05 PM
Have a good flight back to NYC DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 01:57:07 PM
So you did or  didn't already buy the memberships?  I'm sooooooo confused.

If you haven't already...see my updated post #167 above. :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 01:58:59 PM
It might...

But then, some of us can be OBSTINATE all on our own, without any prompting whatsoever!   ;)


Speaking of birds
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 01:59:17 PM
Had a dental appointment this morning.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 01:59:28 PM
Have another dental appointment tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 01:59:44 PM
Ditto on Monday morning.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:00:03 PM
And that might be it for a long while.

Fortunately, they're minor appointments.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:00:31 PM
Had BBQ chicken for lunch today.  Yum.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 02:01:47 PM
DR td - So... I guess you'll be setting up regular six-month tunings and regulations from now on? ;)

*Some tuners will give you a package deal if you set up a schedule with them.

My parents originally bought my piano for my sister when we lived in Colorado in the early 1970s.  We moved here in 1976 and I traded my sister "her" piano for an alarm clock radio and a pair of binoculars, neither of which she still has.  I still have the piano, but it's not been tuned since we lived in Colorado! :o

My economic stimulus package will not be used for tuning my piano. ;)

Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:01:51 PM
Today is hot and stifling.  It's been cloudy most of the day, but that only seems to be sucking oxygen out of the air down here at ground level.

Ooof.    Thank goodness for A/C, although we're being URGED to use electricity very sparingly.

And....today is the first day of MANDATORY WATER RATIONING in my county.

Ooof.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:02:19 PM
There goes any use I hoped to make of my Olympic-sized pool.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:02:39 PM
And the fountains won't be spraying.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:03:17 PM
Too, the restrictions rather put a damper on my lawn-watering as well.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 02:03:39 PM
I like most scary movies - those that involve situations I feel far removed from my own life.

The Birds, on the other hand.....

I still find myself uneasy under the glare of a sea gull on a phone wire!

der Brucer

CRUISING, however, did terrify me when I realized how many of those situations I had indeed placed myself

You ain't the only one feeling that way about CRUISING, though my appreciation of that film has only increased as the years have passed.  I positively loathed it when I saw it on its opening day, in fact until a few years ago, I felt about CRUISING the same way that DR tomovoz feels about BLOOD BROTHERS. . .

Once while walking Minx in Myrtle Beach, we were accosted by a swarm of swallows, they weren't pecking at us or anything like that, they were just flying about us in the hundreds; the one time in my life I truly felt like I was in Hitchcock's movie. . . .
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:04:23 PM
How fortunate for me that it's only my "dreams" that will go without water.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 02:04:54 PM
So, if they won' let you water your lawn, do the yard police cite you for having dead grass?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 02:05:04 PM
DR td - So... I guess you'll be setting up regular six-month tunings and regulations from now on? ;)

*Some tuners will give you a package deal if you set up a schedule with them.

He wants to tune me on a yearly basis. . .well, he wants to tune the piano once a year.  When he does, that'll be my once-a-year-day.   ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 02:05:17 PM
that only seems to be sucking oxygen out of the air down here

Oh - have I been posting too much again?    :P
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:05:39 PM
I ain't got no piano.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 02:05:40 PM
Oh, I love getting swarmed by swallows!

I saw some swallow swarms today, but they were overhead.

If I stand on the 7th Avenue bridge this time of year, they'll swoop right by my head.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:05:56 PM
I ain't got my economic stimulus check yet.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 14, 2008, 02:06:32 PM
By the way, the swallows were scooping up flying insects; they aren't interested in people at all.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:08:16 PM
I ain't lately seen no bird swarms.




But when I was living in Port Deposit, MD, while going to a Navy technical school, I left the house (in which I rented a room) for my car and discovered the field behind the house was covered with thousands of birds.

It was rather quiet, too, and cool.  My heart seemed to be in my throat.  My landlady then walked outside and told me she'd seen many more than that in her day as the migrating flocks usually made daily stopovers in the fall.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 14, 2008, 02:10:26 PM
So, if they won' let you water your lawn, do the yard police cite you for having dead grass?

I understand neighborhood associations get rather testy with some homeowners, but during mandated water rationing, they won't be able to enforce anything.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 02:11:28 PM
I ain't got my economic stimulus check yet.

In the weirdness of government department, I received my economic stimulus check according to the date of the Department of the Treasury's Letter of Notice, approximately five days after that particular letter's date.
Yesterday, in the mail, I received ANOTHER Letter of Notice from the Department of the Treasury, telling me that I will be receiving an economic stimulus payment  by 5/16/08. . .
I've tried getting through on the assistance line to no avail, nor is there any particular way to check this out on the website they advise you to go to. . .
So,  is it possible that there might be yet another ESP check on its way to me before the weekend ? ? ?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 02:14:06 PM
DR DearReaderLaura - those swarming swallows were indeed flying around my head, and Minx' head but never actually touching us - I guess Minx had no fleas, nor did I have any insects on me either. . .still it was a heart-pounding experience.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 02:28:00 PM
Well... It turned out that the activity at the almost-non-existent gate was revolving a maintenance issue.  So... The first announcement said they were either going to make the repair here or switch out the aircraft.  The most recent announcement said that they have the "part" and maintenance will make the repair here.  Consequently, the flight will be delayed by 45 minutes to an hour.

-Of course, now that everyone else has taken out their laptops, the wireless signal here has gotten really weak and spotty.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 02:29:02 PM
Hmm... A couple of the people waiting with me seem really familiar... Actors.  -Oh, and even a celebrity or two!  I'll be sharing cabin space with "Frank Fontana"!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 02:41:37 PM
How fortunate for me that it's only my "dreams" that will go without water.

What?  So you'll only be having "dry" dreams?


;D

;)

::)

8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2008, 02:41:37 PM
My marathon day is over and I'm glad to be home for the evening.  Today there was an all-day conference for which I had to do treasurer stuff at the beginning and end.  I had to leave in the middle to host my brownbag lunch event at the Library.

Tonight I'll be doing laundry and watching the documentary about the recording of Company - can you believe I've never seen that?  Just got it from Netflix.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 02:48:35 PM
...And now we will be changing aircraft. There is a flight coming in from JFK that is due in at 3:00 (in about 20 minutes).  Then they will turn that one over and we shall board that one back to NYC.

*As soon as they made the announcement, almost everyone in this waiting area got up to move to Gate 3 in the building next door.  Of course, since the incoming flight has to land, we're still looking at another hour's delay, so... I'm staying put for a little while longer.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 02:50:53 PM
Hmm... They just announced the final boarding call for flight 286 to Las Vegas... Hmm...

;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 02:52:39 PM
Yes indeed! Safe flight, DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 02:53:03 PM
Now, I'm heading back down to start THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
It was just pointed out on CASTRECL that WABC TV is broadcasting a half hour special on the new Lincoln Center production of South Pacific - a sort of behind-the-scenes thing.  Airing this coming Saturday night at 7:30 PM.  I don't know if it will be shown in the national markets, or only in the NYC affiliates.  But the DVR is programmed.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 03:10:27 PM
And now at Gate 2...

A young couple and their baby just ran up to the gate - well, at least the couple did, the baby was being carried by his father.  Their flight was/is scheduled to leave at 3:00, which meant that the flight was "closed" at 2:50.  -And it's currently taxi-ing for take-off.  From what I can tell, they checked in about an hour ago, even checked some luggage, but just spaced out when it came time to getting to the gate - even though they were being paged repeatedly over the past 45 minutes.  -They were the only two people not checked in at the gate, and they were trying to leave early.  They even held the plane at the gate for another 10 minutes after the boarding window was closed.  So...  Needless to say, there's a quite frustrated wife and a very(!) unhappy husband trying to rebook for the next flight to Las Vegas. Alas, the next flight to Las Vegas is tomorrow. :-\
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 03:11:21 PM
SPOO!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 03:12:44 PM
-And my outbound aircraft is currently being prepped for boarding and take-off, so..  I think I'll just read the NY Times until they start the boarding for Flight 208 to JFK.  It's been swell, it's been great...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Ginny on May 14, 2008, 03:28:05 PM
Have a safe flight, DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 03:30:03 PM
In the near future I shall be watching many Hitchcock films - most of which I have never seen.  Three box sets were covered by an Amazon gift certicate I had burning a hole in my pocket.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 03:30:21 PM
~~~Continued Travel Vibes for Jose!!~~~
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 03:38:47 PM
Last night, I went to Borders with a coupon for 40% off any single-disc recording...up to three!  I bought Sarah Brightman's new CD, Symphony (http://www.amazon.com/Symphony-Sarah-Brightman/dp/B000TSQCHS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210804045&sr=1-1); P.D.Q. Bach's The Jekyll & Hyde Tour (http://www.amazon.com/P-D-Q-Bach-Jekyll-Hyde-Tour/dp/B000W1V844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210804279&sr=1-1) and the new 50th anniversary recording of West Side Story (http://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Anniversary-Recording/dp/B000UNMUCS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210803993&sr=1-3).  It was the equivalent of buying two CDs at 10% off each and getting a third for free! :D Free is always good.

;D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 03:50:50 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from the Long Beach Airport... Which seems even smaller than it did when I got here last Wednesday. ;)

LAX has the See's candy shop.  What does the Long Beach Airport have?  
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 03:54:57 PM
What does the Long Beach Airport have?  

Our dear DR JoseSPiano!    8)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Michael on May 14, 2008, 03:56:15 PM
Does anyone care about this year's Tony Nominations to discuss them or even watch then when they air?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 03:57:41 PM
DR TCB - I don't "file" any .jpgs...  Google is my friend!   :)


Google, huh?  What do you call your other hand?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Michael on May 14, 2008, 03:58:20 PM
A certain record label is no longer distributing their product. They have given it to Footlight records to do that. Also except for that announcement on their website it hasn't been update for almost 2 years. All I can say is Rewind.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 04:00:26 PM
She debated whether to leave her tip in the tip jar, or in a less conventional spot.
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/SCMz8GrLaBI/AAAAAAAAAxk/jean1NVAnnE/s320/sub.jpg)


photo:   Substitution


Phone number?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 04:02:40 PM
Hmm... I think that's only at LAX not LGB.  I'm sitting right in the middle of the terminal - which is basically in the middle of the whole airport - and there's no See's in sight.  :-\

I'm so sorry for you.  I figured there would at least be a small kiosk.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 04:03:50 PM
However, I do have some of those See's Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps in my carry-on - the were giving them out by the handful at the Los Angeles Visitor's Bureau Desk when I went down there the other day. :)

YUM! :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 04:04:38 PM
Which THREE boxed set, DR SingDaw?  I was watching the special features last night on the dvds of ROPE and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH from the red velvet box.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 04:05:32 PM
Hello DR Jane!  Lovely photos from your paper which you posted previously!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 04:08:23 PM
Dark air-life looping
Yet missing the pure loop ...
A twitch, a twitter, an elastic shudder in flight
And serrated wings against the sky,
Like a glove, a black glove thrown up at the light,
And falling back.

Never swallows!
Bats!
The swallows are gone.

Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 04:09:10 PM
Did someone mention Blood Brothers?  Tell me it's not true.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 04:09:44 PM
Hi td, thank you.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 04:11:51 PM
A certain record label is no longer distributing their product. They have given it to Footlight records to do that. Also except for that announcement on their website it hasn't been update for almost 2 years. All I can say is Rewind.

I noticed that a few months ago. ::)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 04:12:38 PM
Did someone mention Blood Brothers?  Tell me it's not true.
'twas a like two ships passing in the night reference, considering it was mentioned in connection to CRUISING. ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 04:29:51 PM
Cruising - the Musical.  Anything is possible. ALW & WR as the composers.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 04:33:27 PM
DB & DR Laura, thank you for the hummingbird photos.  They were very helpful, and colorful.:)

I called the nature store in town & was told we saw a male Anna’s hummingbird.  If it had been the Rufeous it would not have appeared as a flash of color but been solid while we looked at the bird.

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/annas_hummingbird_m.jpg)  
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 04:47:00 PM
And the word of the day is: FETTER!

I say your young men'll be FETTERIN!
FETTERIN away their noontime, suppertime, choretime too!
Get the ball in the pocket,
Never mind gittin' Dandelions pulled
Or the screen door patched or the beefsteak pounded.

Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 04:50:59 PM
I figured that Footlight was about it.  Why would they want to keep selling out of their house?  You know, if they'd come back to me after getting rid of the creep who was a lot of the reason what happened happened, I would have talked to them about getting back the titles or doing something.  But, no, they wanted a nice, prolonged death and I guess they pretty much got it.  Sad, but what can you do?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 04:51:27 PM
Met with Miss Deutsch, had some lunch, did some errands and am now back until about six-twenty.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 04:59:07 PM
singdaw - Just watch.  Thanks to your paraphrasing, someone's going to get confused and think I'm not going to Issaquah at all.

:)


FJL, I am so sorry that you won't be coming to Issaquah after all.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 04:59:52 PM
Yay!  And I suppose that I should actually order tickets for next Saturday's performance! ;)


YES!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 05:02:37 PM
I went for a hike today. I forgot my camera & got these photos from our local newspaper.

(http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0404/images/0404_update_hike.jpg)


Oh and you can almost see Coleslaw, the Good Witch inside the bubble!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:06:28 PM
Nice Finian's Rainbow.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:06:59 PM
I'm quite tired, and yet I can't even sit on my couch like so much fish until at least eight o'clock this very evening.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:07:09 PM
Will we never get to page ten?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:07:45 PM
I had mac and cheese for lunch.  It was quite tasty although not traditional - this had big ol' shell pasta.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:08:12 PM
It had to be ninety degrees today.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 05:20:06 PM
You ain't the only one feeling that way about CRUISING, though my appreciation of that film has only increased as the years have passed.  I positively loathed it when I saw it on its opening day, in fact until a few years ago, I felt about CRUISING the same way that DR tomovoz feels about BLOOD BROTHERS. . .

Once while walking Minx in Myrtle Beach, we were accosted by a swarm of swallows, they weren't pecking at us or anything like that, they were just flying about us in the hundreds; the one time in my life I truly felt like I was in Hitchcock's movie. . . .



Oh yeah!  What about that run-down motel that you own?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: TCB on May 14, 2008, 05:22:27 PM
Lucky BK can work at his piano!


On a very positive note, though, Mr. Tuner said that the worth of this particular Baldwin piano is well into three thousand dollars (which is FAR LESS than his tuning fee).   ;D


Did I read that correctly?  It is going to cost you over three thousand dollars to get your piano tuned?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 05:22:29 PM
It was a beautiful perfect day in Ashland.  We decided to take Sherlock & eat in town for the first time this year.  A volunteer policewoman stopped and said dogs were not permitted at the outside eating area.  Keith asked why and she said because some people don't like it.  Of course almost everyone passing smiled at him as they went by.  The family at the table next to us enjoyed the beautiful, well behaved dog next to them.

At least she didn't tell us to leave, just not to do it again.  I don't know what she will do next time she sees us there.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:34:23 PM
Did I read that correctly?  It is going to cost you over three thousand dollars to get your piano tuned?

Incorrectly read; should I wish to sell this piano (and I don't) I could start the asking price at approximately $3200.00. . . . :o
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:35:48 PM
. . .of course if I received such a payment for a piano, I could purchase a motel, hang up the VACANCY sign and invite guests to have a small sandwich in the parlor before their shower.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 05:45:33 PM
Your mail box needs a clean out too DR Td. maybe there is evidence of mice.  I was trying to ask you about Applause!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: George on May 14, 2008, 05:45:55 PM
Does anyone care about this year's Tony Nominations to discuss them or even watch then when they air?

I will definitely be watching them! :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 05:46:45 PM
I think DR td mixed his less and his more.  perhaps less is the new more.  
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:53:01 PM
Your mail box needs a clean out too DR Td. maybe there is evidence of mice.  I was trying to ask you about Applause!

You have a p.m.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:53:53 PM
Oh, DR tomovoz, there's also a 3808 on that packet. . . . ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: singdaw on May 14, 2008, 05:55:04 PM
DR td - so far as I can tell, the Signature Collection is the red box, the Masterpiece Collection is the black box, and between them they have most of Hitchock's mature films.  Then there is an Ultimate collection; a white box of early stuff in the public domain.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 05:55:34 PM
LOL  I m not suffering from PM.  I am always like this in the AM.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:56:02 PM
It's the white box which I don't have. . .
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:56:30 PM
LOL  I m not suffering from PM.  I am always like this in the AM.

D'you say you have a suffering Prime Minister?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 05:56:55 PM
and the plumbing problems (THE HOUSE ones) are nearly over!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 05:57:06 PM
Checking out some DVD transfers.  I have to leave in about a half-hour.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: td on May 14, 2008, 05:58:05 PM
I'm about to check out THE TENDER TRAP and SOME CAME RUNNING. . . :D
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
I did not suffer our last Prime Minster.  I have hopes that this one has a conscience and a soul and compassion.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
and the plumbing problems (THE HOUSE ones) are nearly over!

Good news!!!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 06:00:05 PM
Thank you DR Jane.  Now the holes in the wall and the floor need to be repaired.  

(too many entry points for td's displaced mice)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 06:02:28 PM
Do you have someone to do the work right away or will you have to wait?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 06:08:42 PM
DR Jeanne....VIBES!!!


Thank you, Jane.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 06:09:38 PM
I have Some Came Running on a French DVD.  I've seen screen caps of the new US DVDs of both Some Came Running and The Tender Trap, and both look appallingly faded and colorless, hence I will not be purchasing them.  Someone at Warners simply has no clew what color looked like back then.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 06:09:52 PM
At long last page ten.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 06:10:08 PM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 06:14:17 PM
THE BIRDS is SO masterfully done. I'm not the world's biggest horror fan either, but it's directed with such ingenuity and the effects are done so brilliantly and in so many different ways, that I just wouldn't think anyone would stay away from it just because it's a horror movie.

Not every film Alfred Hitchcock made was a masterpiece, but every single one of them should be seen at least once by discerning viewers.

Concur, concur! THE BIRDS would be an outstanding film without the birds, if that makes sense. I mean, it's a really solid drama, apart from the "horror", which I didn't find so horrible.

I like some Hitchcock films better than others, certainly, but I've yet to see one that I truly disliked. Each time I watch one--I was watching the Alfred Hitchcock Presents series from 1955 just last week--I have new respect for his body of work.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 06:17:26 PM
Work should be all finished today DR Jane (except for some revarnishing of timber floored area). It's been a long process.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Tomovoz on May 14, 2008, 06:20:37 PM
For DR Jeanne and others who appreciate UK TV:

Gavin & Stacey.  Two seasons of 6 episodes each.  Only two writers used and it is so very funny.  One of the stars (and writer) would be known to those who have seen The History Boys. The other writer was sometimes in Little Britain. (She is Welsh).

Subtitles may be needed!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 06:22:28 PM
I suppose I shall now be on my way to a meeting, after which, I shall return.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 06:23:21 PM
Thank you DR Jane.  Now the holes in the wall and the floor need to be repaired.  


I read that to mean those repairs would be done another time-glad I asked so I don't have to think of you looking at holes in your walls or floors. :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 06:30:52 PM
For DR Jeanne and others who appreciate UK TV:

Gavin & Stacey.  Two seasons of 6 episodes each.  Only two writers used and it is so very funny.  One of the stars (and writer) would be known to those who have seen The History Boys. The other writer was sometimes in Little Britain. (She is Welsh).

Subtitles may be needed!

thank you, TOMOVOZ! I shall check it out! Have you seen SHAMELESS?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jeanne on May 14, 2008, 06:32:04 PM
WHAT??!! TD's mice made it all the way to Oz?? MG!!
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: FJL on May 14, 2008, 06:32:19 PM
TCB - :) :)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 06:33:10 PM
Thank you for the viewing suggestion DR Tomovoz.  Unfortunately Netflix doesn't have the show & I can't find it on our local PBS station.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Jane on May 14, 2008, 07:09:51 PM
'night
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:13:00 PM
I had a nice evening with THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, the 1940 version, of course. I never got the MGM transfer of a few years ago, so I don't know what kind of clean-up Criterion did on their version, but it does indeed look very nice. I noted a couple of registration problems and some scratches, but overall, it's quite beautiful with lush color. Sound is adequate but not much more.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:15:56 PM
I then rewatched the movie and listened to Bruce Eder's commentary. He gives lots of background information on Korda, Veidt, Duprez, and John Justin, even on Rex Ingram. Not a whole lot on Sabu, surprisingly enough.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:17:19 PM
Tomorrow I'll listen to the Coppola/Scorsese commentary which I'm guessing is going to concentrate more on the actual shots, special effects, etc. and less on the personalities of the cast and crew. Why else do two commentaries?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:17:52 PM
I also recorded tonight's CSI: NY and BOSTON LEGAL and may or may not get to them tomorrow. We'll see.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:19:27 PM
Yes, I'm interested in SOME of the Tony Award races. I mean, Best Actress in a Musical is surely going to be interesting.

At any rate, I'll still be watching/recording even though I haven't AS YET transferred LAST YEAR's Tonys to a DVD. The three hour broadcast is STILL on my DVR.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:39:29 PM
All alone; I'm so all alone. . . .
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: Matt H. on May 14, 2008, 08:39:55 PM
I'm going to write for a bit and then head downstairs.

Good night.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 09:35:38 PM
It's really a shame, I think, that no DVD reviewer owned the previous MGM/UA Thief of Bagdad.  After all, at the time of its release, it was the only game in town, it could be had for ten bucks, and there was NO talk of Criterion doing it.  Not one person has been able to compare the image, and I think that's a big downside when one is reading a DVD review.  My memory of the MGM/UA is that it was really excellent with really good color.  Therefore, it would kind of be nice to know how the Criterion compares - I guess I'll do my own comparison and post about it here.
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Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 09:36:18 PM
I also find it odd that we are still on page ten three hours after I left for a meeting.  That is just unseemly in extremis.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 09:36:33 PM
Meeting was fine and not all that long.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: MBarnum on May 14, 2008, 09:41:09 PM
Just saw that John Phillip Law died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 70...


I remember him mainly from starring in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD which my brother Allen took my little brother Dan and I to see in 1974, but others may recall him better in BARBARELLA or DANGER: DIABOLIK.


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Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 14, 2008, 10:54:38 PM
We're STILL on page ten?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:47:26 PM
Good Early Morning!  -Well, "Early" for me.

Greetings from New York City!

New York City?!?!?
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:50:40 PM
So, except for the lack of a See's kiosk at LGB, and the one hour delay, my flight back home was quite nice and uneventful.  And because JetBlue gets their satellite TV feed out of New York, I was able to watch all my usual Wednesday night shows: "America's Next Top Model", "American Idol", and "Top Chef".  I was also able to squeeze in some of the local news and "The Daily Show" as well before we landed.

Thankfully, I did not have to wait long for the subway train back into Manhattan... And an hour and twenty minutes later...  -At least I had my iPod and a copy of The Times with me.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:55:02 PM
And as for the Tony Nominations...

I did mention some of my thoughts and quasi-predictions when they came out yesterday.  I care.  And I may be attending the ceremony this year too.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:55:39 PM
DR Tomovoz - Do Fredo Frogs make good wall plugs?  ;)
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 14, 2008, 11:56:14 PM
...And on that very feeble attempt at humor... And since I'm already sleepy...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE BIRDS
Post by: bk on May 15, 2008, 12:17:20 AM
Glad Jose got home safely.