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Title: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 12:05:30 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were retro and got a good grade, and now it is time for you to post until the retrograde cows come home.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 12:06:05 AM
And the word of the day is: PALMARY!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 12:06:17 AM
Which is not the same as paljoey.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 12:17:39 AM
And here's my 20,000th Post...just from a few minutes ago. :)

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/GPDs20000th.png)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 12:22:41 AM
Well, it's time for beddie-by, so let me end tonight on a palendromic number.

And Congrats, BK, on the sold-out-ness of the Bernstein CD!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 01:23:16 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR George, on your lofty new perch in the HHW stratosphere!   :)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 01:24:59 AM
So sorry, DR Ben.  :(     Hope you get a replacement ticket, pronto.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 01:26:31 AM
***CONTINUING HEALTH & RECOVERY VIBES***
to DR JoseSPiano's mom and to DR TCB's Stan!!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 05:03:36 AM
DR JoseSPiano - I'm reading Kenny Shopsin's book/cookbook, Eat Me!, and am enjoying it a great deal.  :)   Thanks for alerting me to his existence!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 15, 2008, 05:11:14 AM
And the word of the day is: PALMARY!

And The Song Of The Day Is: EXTRAORDINARY
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 05:14:45 AM
Can you find DR JRand58 in this picture?  ;)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TmUBWwWLKUU/SPLve8dRo2I/AAAAAAAAB6I/LCLsAgk1NaA/s400/caron1.png)


photo:    Waves of Mu
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 05:46:23 AM
Good morning, all! My colleague at the PHI office cancelled on me this morning, so I will putter about here for the next couple of hours - I have some Volume 2 writing on BABES - and walk down to visit my nutritionist around 11:15. Depending on whether my bank transfer occurs, I'll either run to the NYPL or to the pharmacy for some med refills.

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 15, 2008, 05:57:26 AM
George-

Congratulations on Your "EXTRAORDINARY" accomplishment.

What a Millstone!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 06:26:28 AM
Continued speedy recovery vibes to Jose's mom
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Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 06:28:25 AM
Congrats, George, on your milestone. 

If 20 blocks is a mile in most cities, isn't  20,000 a true milestone?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 06:57:55 AM
Most people don't know that the first draft of the advertising campaign was:

"I'd walk 20 blocks for a Camel."
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 06:58:17 AM
Wednesday morning greetings!  I've been in the office for just an hour and am leaving now for a luncheon event.  When that's over, so is my workday, so I'll be back to visit with y'all later this afternoon.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:05:03 AM
For some reason, my computer is only partially loading the bk notes. I'll have to go back later to try to read them all.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:06:01 AM
Good morning!

A night of very upsetting dreams didn't bring about restful sleep. Perhaps tonight will be better. It's another cool morning leading to a very warm afternoon. Overall, looks like a gorgeous day.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:07:40 AM
After I cleaned the den this morning, I sat down and finished the rest of the bonus features on SLEEPING BEAUTY. The game where Maleficent's orb asks a series of questions and can guess what you're thinking is lots of fun. It certainly guessed what I was thinking the first time I tried. If I had had more time, I would have tried again.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:09:16 AM
On TV Tonight!

Due to the debate, only an hour of prime time is given over to entertainment programming.

CBS - comedies
ABC - PUSHING DAISIES
NBC - KNIGHT RIDER
FOX - baseball
BRAVO - PROJECT RUNWAY
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:10:04 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm guessing that Mercury might have sneaked back in to retrograde this morning since I could only read the first part of the Notes too.  ???
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:10:43 AM
Today I'll watch the NCIS episode from yesterday as I cook and eat lunch. I also have last night's THE MENTALIST and THE SHIELD to watch at some point today (probably tonight). I may record PUSHING DAISIES and watch it tonight. I quit the show in the middle of its shortened season last year, but I may revisit it tonight if I get my work done.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 07:11:32 AM
I'll spend most of the afternoon watching the second disc of bonus features on Criterion's release of MISSING. Looking forward to those.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:16:54 AM
My Mom was already up and talking at the hospital this morning... :)

I was going to go over this morning, but her nurse suggested that only one of us head over this morning so that my Mom doesn't have too many things or people to concentrate on.  I'm a little bummed, but they also said that it looks like they will be moving her to her regular recovery room tonight(!), so I'll see her then.  :)

*However, I woke up today "feeling my sinuses", so, I was already feeling a little apprehensive about heading to the hospital as soon as I got out of bed.  In the meantime, I'm having a very leisurely breakfast - oatmeal, yogurt, green tea - and I'm taking care of a couple of emails and phone calls.  -And I'm surfing the net as well.  ;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:20:14 AM
Oh... The projected high temp today here in Richmond is: 85(!!!!).

-I really want Fall.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:21:40 AM
So...

Anderson Cooper doesn't really go to concerts, but he has recently been to concerts by Prince and The Scissor Sisters...  Hmmm...

-The things you learn from morning talk shows.  ;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 07:24:11 AM
...And I'm guessing that Mercury might have sneaked back into retrograde this morning

(http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/images/shorts/Image_22.jpg)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 07:24:51 AM
Sorry about that, DR JoseSPiano.  Hope that you can see your mom as soon as possible.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jennifer on October 15, 2008, 07:25:53 AM
BK, i wonder if you could put some type of note up on the old board telling people where the new board is. I'd hate for occasional readers not to know where to go.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:26:07 AM
Sorry about that, DR JoseSPiano.  Hope that you can see your mom as soon as possible.

Like I said, I am a little bummed, however, I think I may be in the early stages of a sinus infection, so.. Some rest today would be a good thing.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:26:44 AM
BK, i wonder if you could put some type of note up on the old board telling people where the new board is. I'd hate for occasional readers not to know where to go.

It all clicks through to the new board now if you read the Notes.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:27:27 AM
Sorry about that, DR JoseSPiano.  Hope that you can see your mom as soon as possible.

Or were you sorry about Anderson Cooper liking Prince and The Scissor Sisters?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:28:39 AM
Ummm..  So, Anderson Cooper is filling in for Regis Philbin today (this week?), and James Marsden is their first guest...  Yummy!  Yummy!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:29:41 AM
Oohh... And James Marsden runs along the West Side Hwy... Hmm... Maybe I do need to explore more places other than The Reservoir?

;D
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:31:42 AM
DR JoseSPiano - I'm reading Kenny Shopsin's book/cookbook, Eat Me!, and am enjoying it a great deal.  :)   Thanks for alerting me to his existence!

You're welcome, DR singdaw.


*Hmmm... I'm wondering if I should start planning another HHW Eating and Walking Tour concentrating on some of the more interesting places to eat in NYC.  Hmmm...  Of course, if we hit Shopsin's it would have to be each Hainsie or Kimlet for him/herself.  ;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 07:32:29 AM
Well, I didn't read the Notes, either, because my Chrome browser warned me that the page was trying to load malware to my PC.  So I have no idea what the TOD is about.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 07:35:27 AM
More good news about your mom, DR Jose!  Hopefully, you'll be allowed to get into to see her today.

So you woke up "feeling your sinuses"...uh-huh...I guess that's the new slang out there nowadays...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 07:39:41 AM
! ! ! ! !  CONGRATS TO DR GEORGE ON 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA POSTS  ! ! ! ! !
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jennifer on October 15, 2008, 07:43:57 AM
BK, i wonder if you could put some type of note up on the old board telling people where the new board is. I'd hate for occasional readers not to know where to go.

It all clicks through to the new board now if you read the Notes.

No that is not what i meant. i meant if you did not read the notes but just went to the old forum.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 07:43:57 AM
my Chrome browser warned me that the page was trying to load malware to my PC. 
Odd.  This just happened to me too.  But early this morning it appeared to be just fine.  ???

So I have no idea what the TOD is
Isn't Wednesday usually "Ask bk"?   :)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jennifer on October 15, 2008, 07:44:32 AM
Btw, is anybody else having problems reading the notes. I only got half a page, with no place to click.

And then when i came here it said:

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 07:44:33 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/SPAmZLo0ohI/AAAAAAAAAtA/99u1lhwwR4Y/s400/Kate+S+cookie+monster.jpg)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 07:45:13 AM
Tried to watch HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL on TCM last night but found that I could not stand any of the characters, young and adult alike.  So I watched Woody Allen's LOVE AND DEATH instead and laughed my ass off.

"No, you're Don Francisco's sister."
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jennifer on October 15, 2008, 07:46:13 AM
Okay i hadn't loaded page 2 when i wrote my comments. I guess others are having problems with the notes too!

Tonight i will watch:

Pushing Daisies

So you think you can dance canada.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 07:47:08 AM
So I have no idea what the TOD is
Isn't Wednesday usually "Ask bk"?   :)

You're right--I should have asked BK.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 07:47:09 AM
and laughed my ass off.

That is one way to lose weight!     :)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 07:49:16 AM
Mercury retrograde has struck the notes.....I clicked on the Daily Column archive and read it from there....even though the first half was shaded!

Vibes for DR JOSE et al.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 07:49:45 AM
Mercury is indeed out of retrograde.....but things are still a bit technically challenging.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:56:01 AM
BK, i wonder if you could put some type of note up on the old board telling people where the new board is. I'd hate for occasional readers not to know where to go.

It all clicks through to the new board now if you read the Notes.

No that is not what i meant. i meant if you did not read the notes but just went to the old forum.

But you're always supposed to read the Notes first.  ;)

*Besides, it's probably better that some of those "Guests" are not reading the new forum.  -And, I'm also guessing that some of those "Guests" may have been "phishing" programs.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:57:31 AM
Well, I didn't read the Notes, either, because my Chrome browser warned me that the page was trying to load malware to my PC.  So I have no idea what the TOD is about.

"Malware"... Hmm... I wonder if the site got hacked?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 07:58:51 AM
Sounds like it may have.
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Post by: Ben on October 15, 2008, 07:58:59 AM
Here is a short article from Playbill On-Line basically saying the same thing I said last night about

Billy Elliot (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/122342.html).

It looks like Fred and Skip should be able to see the show today.

I will head over to the Ticket Office in about a half hour to see what I can do about getting another ticket.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:02:19 AM
For some reason, my computer is only partially loading the bk notes. I'll have to go back later to try to read them all.

. . .and here I thought it was only MY computer!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:05:09 AM
My Norton AntiVirus also told me about the malware.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 08:12:03 AM
-And it looks like something is going on with this board too right now.  I'm getting the new "too many connections" error message periodically.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 08:17:07 AM
So...

Is anyone else a little weirded out by the new DirectTV commercial based on "Poltergeist"?  Craig T. Nelson is "live", but having the footage of Heather O'Rourke... :-\


Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:17:21 AM
I'm heading down now to check the mail and then start thinking about some lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 08:18:22 AM
I'm getting the new "too many connections" error message periodically.

Me too.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 08:19:19 AM
My Mom was already up and talking at the hospital this morning... :)

I was going to go over this morning, but her nurse suggested that only one of us head over this morning so that my Mom doesn't have too many things or people to concentrate on.  I'm a little bummed, but they also said that it looks like they will be moving her to her regular recovery room tonight(!), so I'll see her then.  :)

*However, I woke up today "feeling my sinuses", so, I was already feeling a little apprehensive about heading to the hospital as soon as I got out of bed.  In the meantime, I'm having a very leisurely breakfast - oatmeal, yogurt, green tea - and I'm taking care of a couple of emails and phone calls.  -And I'm surfing the net as well.  ;)


Well, at least you'll get to see her later in the day, and it sounds as if everything went swimmingly so far. Enjoy your day. What happened to your movie plans?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 08:25:22 AM
My Mom was already up and talking at the hospital this morning... :)

I was going to go over this morning, but her nurse suggested that only one of us head over this morning so that my Mom doesn't have too many things or people to concentrate on.  I'm a little bummed, but they also said that it looks like they will be moving her to her regular recovery room tonight(!), so I'll see her then.  :)

*However, I woke up today "feeling my sinuses", so, I was already feeling a little apprehensive about heading to the hospital as soon as I got out of bed.  In the meantime, I'm having a very leisurely breakfast - oatmeal, yogurt, green tea - and I'm taking care of a couple of emails and phone calls.  -And I'm surfing the net as well.  ;)


I don't know what the hell is going on. I just tried to post a respnse to Jose's report on his mother and I was told my session had timed out, the second time I tried, a green "loading in" sign appeared and stayed on for what seemed a long time, and the third time I was told there were too many connections. Let's see what happens this time!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: MBarnum on October 15, 2008, 08:56:05 AM
The notes seem to be fine now, however I can not seem to wake up this morning. Perhaps I should not have given up coffee.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:59:52 AM
>>>HUGS TO DR JOSE AND HIS DEAR MOM<<<
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 09:02:51 AM
I could not log on a few minutes ago - nor could I access the notes - "Safari could not open the page “http://www.haineshisway.com/smf/index.php” because the server is not responding."  I wrote our host asking them to fix it and to let me know the problem (they won't), but then everything suddenly worked, so I wrote them back and said never mind.  It does sound like something happened during the night.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 09:03:13 AM
So, both sections of the notes are now okay?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 09:04:17 AM
I'm up and foggy and groggy and out of it, but hopefully that will clear up soon.  My sinuses were completely blocked when I woke up, probably the reason I woke up.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 09:04:37 AM
something happened during the night.

Something Happened During the Night...

The title of my next adult film...

;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 09:06:12 AM
So, both sections of the notes are now okay?

I'm still blocked from them.  Some kind of virus error message [using IE 6.0]   :(
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Kerry on October 15, 2008, 09:07:18 AM
I adored the Charlie Chan films.  Often predictable but always entertaining!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Laura on October 15, 2008, 09:24:02 AM
Good morning. That is all. For now.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 09:40:21 AM
I'm getting the new "too many connections" error message periodically.

Me too.


And moi aussi....many, many, many times this morning.  I've only now been able to "read" page 2.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 09:41:05 AM
singdaw, try clearing your cache and access them again - if you get the same virus warning, please send it to me so I can send it to them.  I can access both sections of the notes just fine via safari.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 09:42:51 AM
I'm having a very leisurely breakfast - oatmeal, yogurt, green tea.  ;)


Golly, but you know how to make a man's mouth water......not!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 09:47:07 AM
try clearing your cache and access them again - if you get the same virus warning, please send it to me

I tried and got the same error message, but since I'm at work it could be some weird network thing.  I'll see what it looks like when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 09:49:44 AM
Everything is working fine for me now.  HHW wise, that is.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 09:55:51 AM
Good Afternoon!

At last, the board is complete again!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 09:57:59 AM
Alas, over the past hour or so, my sinuses seemed to have taken a turn for the worse, so I think I'm going to crawl back into bed to rest and recuperate.

My Dad just got back from the hospital, and he did see and talk to my mother.  She's very, very tired - and understandably so.  Hopefully, I'll be able to see here later tonight.

Laters...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Laura on October 15, 2008, 10:05:02 AM
Glad to hear your mom is doing well, Jose. Take care of yourself!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 10:15:51 AM
Btw, is anybody else having problems reading the notes. I only got half a page, with no place to click.

And then when i came here it said:

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

I didn't have any trouble. :-\
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 10:19:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, DR George, on your lofty new perch in the HHW stratosphere!   :)

Thanks!  And thanks also to DRs ArnoldMBrockman, FJL and Dan (the Man)!! :-*
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JMK on October 15, 2008, 10:26:59 AM
MBarnum, were you aware that Tracey Ullman's Showtime series State of the Union features a mini-Bollywood number in each episode?  One of her many characters is an Indian pharmacist who breaks into song as she dispenses her drugs.  Just got the first season DVD yesterday to review and thought you would enjoy knowing that if you didn't already.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 10:33:05 AM
Yes, DR George, my congratulations on your 20,000-plus posts, as well!

This time next year, we'll be looking at "singdaw" from a different perspective, I suspect.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 10:34:53 AM
I hope DR Jose is resting well & wakes up feeling just fine!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 10:38:28 AM
"singdaw" from a different perspective

Like Babs, I am only photographed from my left side.

;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:48:36 AM
The internet is finally stablized at home...

However HHW is blocked at work for some odd reason... When I asked ITS why they said offensive material... They did not explain their definition of offensive....

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:51:37 AM
Nice pic Ron!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Laura on October 15, 2008, 10:52:07 AM
Ann, I sent you a PM.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:54:13 AM
Vibes of support and recovery for Jose's mother...

Vibes to to Jose
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:54:32 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/SPAmZLo0ohI/AAAAAAAAAtA/99u1lhwwR4Y/s400/Kate+S+cookie+monster.jpg)

Those are cute!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 10:56:03 AM
Hi DR Ann, DW of Jed, and tired DM of darling DS Toby.  How are you today?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:56:44 AM
Laura, what happened to all your posts? Did you decide to set up a new account?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 10:57:18 AM
Page 4 Dance!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 10:58:05 AM
Last night we watched MY OWN WORST ENEMY and found it intriguing.  Christian Slater does an excellent job.  If I hadn't read about it here we would have missed it.  Thank you Matt H. & George.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 10:59:32 AM
Yes, DR George, my congratulations on your 20,000-plus posts, as well!

This time next year, we'll be looking at "singdaw" from a different perspective, I suspect.

Thanks...and yes, Singdaw is quite prepared to overtake my status as the sixth highest poster.  His number of posts per day rate is three times that of mine.  It's even higher than BK's! :o

;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 11:00:23 AM
Good morning all.  We are doing pretty well.  Toby is asleep in my lap, having finished his morning nursing session.  Actually he fell asleep part way through it, so he shall probably be awake and wanting more soon.  I've mastered the nursing-and-surfing technique already, so I always have the computer nearby.  Last night he got the most intense bout of hiccups at about 4 am.  He kept looking at me with an expression that seemed to be saying "what on earth is happening, mom?  can't you make it stop?"  Sadly, I could not.


Laura, I responded to your message.  Thanks, I hadn't see it pop up as new until you pointed it out. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 11:03:23 AM
I have been able to read all the notes all by myself.


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Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 11:04:29 AM
(http://humor.beecy.net/animals/halloween-dogs/ghost-dogs.jpg)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 11:05:32 AM
DR Ann, I like your new avatar :)
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Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 11:07:13 AM
Thank you, Jane.  I'm trying to make it bigger, with no success yet..
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 11:18:01 AM
I still haven't figured out how to do that & can't remember who, if at all, succeeded.

I copy & pasted the photo onto my outlook express where it appears large enough for me to see what a nice photo it really is.  I'm looking forward to watching our first HHW baby grow up.
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:18:35 AM
Dakota Celt - you should speak to the ITS people - there is nothing "offensive" on this site, and we don't like the implication that there is - you can pass that along to them if you like.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:19:51 AM
Back from the long jog - really hard today - my back was really sore from the halfway point.  But, I made it and am here to tell the tale.  Waiting for the pool man to arrive so I can tell him that one more week of green water is not going to be acceptable.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:22:35 AM
I have been having an ongoing battle with the local ITS on campus. STudents are reporting problems accessing the American Cancer site and several others. Apparently they are finding the search terms "breast"  offensive...

There is nothing on this site that is offensive...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 11:24:43 AM
one more week of green water is not going to be acceptable.

It's not easy being green...

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:h8PlQ1KOuV6IUM:http://digitalblueglobal.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kermit.jpg)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:25:27 AM
I suppose someone could point out to them that what THEY'RE doing is offensive and also legally problematic if anyone wanted to raise a stink.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:25:32 AM
I am looking for anew pic for me.... Getting a tad bored with the one I have..
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:26:23 AM
(http://humor.beecy.net/animals/halloween-dogs/ghost-dogs.jpg)


That is cute....
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:27:52 AM
Today's campus newspaper should give them a wakeup call... Several students raised heck in the student newspaper...

nothing like bad publicity to give someplace a wakeup call
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 11:28:53 AM
I remember years ago putting a blocker on the computer to keep the boys from accessing inappropriate sites.  After a few days I had to remove it because they couldn't access the sites they needed to do research for school work. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 11:29:22 AM
I'm so confused. 

One minute I sees it and the next minute I doesn't sees it.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:30:10 AM
Sees what?
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:30:22 AM
Sees the day?  Sees the moment?
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:30:42 AM
It's very pretty outside - nice warm day, but not too too hot.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:30:53 AM
one more week of green water is not going to be acceptable.

It's not easy being green...

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:h8PlQ1KOuV6IUM:http://digitalblueglobal.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kermit.jpg)

Have you ard read the book?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:31:24 AM
I have to go to the bank and I'd like to do so now and get it out of the way, but I don't want to miss the pool man.  Of course, there's no guarantee of when he'll be here.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:31:55 AM
Guess I'll wait till noon, and then maybe get the bank business out of the way - shouldn't take that long anyway.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JMK on October 15, 2008, 11:32:47 AM
Dakota Celt - you should speak to the ITS people - there is nothing "offensive" on this site, and we don't like the implication that there is - you can pass that along to them if you like.

How long have you been skipping Singdaw's posts?   ;D
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:34:56 AM
They wanted to stop people going to porn sites. I can under stand the principle but what works in principle does not always work in practice.

There are some sites that can only be located by certain words and phrases.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 11:35:13 AM
Actor Gayle Harold (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081015/ap_en_tv/people_gale_harold) in motorcycle accident!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:37:15 AM
Really.... I never noticed .... he is quirky...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:37:47 AM
but we still love you singdaw!!  :)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 11:38:11 AM
They wanted to stop people going to porn sites. I can under stand the principle but what works in principle does not always work in practice.

There are some sites that can only be located by certain words and phrases.

I agree.  I'm also surprised in all this time a way has not been found to keep out porn & accept educational information.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:38:43 AM
The only thing I can remotely think of is that they took offense to nudie and construed that as nude and thus porn....

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:39:31 AM
I am really surprised also Jane...

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 11:39:43 AM
The only thing I can remotely think of is that they took offense to nudie and construed that as nude and thus porn....




Or dildos....or any number of descriptive words we use here.  Their loss for being so anally restrictive.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: MBarnum on October 15, 2008, 11:40:03 AM
MBarnum, were you aware that Tracey Ullman's Showtime series State of the Union features a mini-Bollywood number in each episode?  One of her many characters is an Indian pharmacist who breaks into song as she dispenses her drugs.  Just got the first season DVD yesterday to review and thought you would enjoy knowing that if you didn't already.

JMK, I had no idea! I wonder if any of it is posted on Youtube! I must check this out, I will bet it is hilarious.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:42:23 AM
I truly like coming here. I have learned a lot also how theatre works, how shows are developed...

I have enjoyed reading the many adventures on this board..
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:43:28 AM
I have seen worse on some fan boards but they are not blocked... Ihave seen copyright violations on those boards. Yet they are allowed to be access...

a conundrum
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:45:10 AM
Heck, they allow youtube and some of the stuff I have come across on there is not exactly clean...

However saying that, youtube does have many excellent applications for researchers, fans, and people like us!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:45:30 AM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 11:48:35 AM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

Exactly what I was going to ask.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:50:04 AM
Or "nudie".  Only dildo would be used on a porn site but not with the word dancing attached to it.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
Mbarnum, I notice on facebook you are a fan of MST3K...

Have you seen the original eppies of the show? There are some shows that were broadcast only in the upper midwest. I found them ontime on Youtube....
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 11:53:47 AM
Guess I'll wait till noon, and then maybe get the bank business out of the way - shouldn't take that long anyway.

Heck, by noon the bank may have folded :D

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:55:06 AM
That is what I would like to know also... I have heard rumours that the person owrking in the ITS department and is very anti on many things....

He is also anti-woman
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:56:27 AM
I have brought the matter up to a couple of governing bodies on campus and they are not happy... They had over 200 complaints from across campus including professors doing research
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:58:16 AM
I hoping to see it resolved in a few days.... Heck once the president finds out... and he is not an easly amused person by such silliness

Actually he is rather liberal and open minded person
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 11:59:25 AM
They wanted to stop people going to porn sites. I can under stand the principle but what works in principle does not always work in practice.

There are some sites that can only be located by certain words and phrases.

I agree.  I'm also surprised in all this time a way has not been found to keep out porn & accept educational information.

Ah...but who is to be the judge? Larry Flynt or the Ban-Harry Potter folks?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:00:25 PM
One of the key people in the battle is someone who had his key link for data blocked....and he is a respected professor
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:01:27 PM
Ban harry potter folks...

They also think it is wrong that women work outside of the home and dont dress properly
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:01:43 PM
Thanks...and yes, Singdaw is quite prepared to overtake my status as the sixth highest poster.  His number of posts per day rate is three times that of mine.  It's even higher than BK's! :o

;)

Yes, Singalot does do it more times per day than most.

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:06:14 PM
In the realm of politics...

McCain is loosing ground in a traditionally red state....
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:07:50 PM
derBrucer, he should be called Postalot.... Just teasin' singdaw...

Not sure where I rank
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:07:54 PM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

I'll spare you the link, but the text lead-in is:

Welcome to Naked Breasts Galleries. Sexy brunette model strips nude to show her perky naked breasts.

der Brucer

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:09:30 PM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

I'll spare you the link, but the text lead-in is:

Welcome to Naked Breasts Galleries. Sexy brunette model strips nude to show her perky naked breasts.

der Brucer



I knew we could count on you, der Brucer. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:09:51 PM
Conceivably, If Obama won 4 to  6 counties in ND he could take the state. Most of the states population is centered around 4 cities
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:10:40 PM
I agree Ann....
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 12:14:39 PM
Curiously, the last two posts I made did not appear to go through during the tsuris around 11 am EST. I had a great walk to my nutritionist, lost around 4 lbs, and I don't need to see her again until Dec. 15.

After that, I stopped by City Center and visited by adopted son Josh clayton in the Encores! office for about 45 minutes. Then, a bus ride home and voila!

I have nothing else to report. I see DR Dakotacelt has found her way back to us and DR singdaw is threatening a porn shoot. Scary!

Now, if only that damned property would close this week, I would be content.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 12:15:32 PM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

I'll spare you the link, but the text lead-in is:

Welcome to Naked Breasts Galleries. Sexy brunette model strips nude to show her perky naked breasts.

der Brucer



I knew we could count on you, der Brucer. 

DR Ann, can you reset your avatar so we can see you and Toby better? It is Toby, right?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:17:36 PM
They wanted to stop people going to porn sites. I can under stand the principle but what works in principle does not always work in practice.

There are some sites that can only be located by certain words and phrases.

I agree.  I'm also surprised in all this time a way has not been found to keep out porn & accept educational information.

Ah...but who is to be the judge? Larry Flynt or the Ban-Harry Potter folks?

der Brucer
They wanted to stop people going to porn sites. I can under stand the principle but what works in principle does not always work in practice.

There are some sites that can only be located by certain words and phrases.

I agree.  I'm also surprised in all this time a way has not been found to keep out porn & accept educational information.

Ah...but who is to be the judge? Larry Flynt or the Ban-Harry Potter folks?

der Brucer

I wanted to be the judge when the boys were young. I didn't know how to screen there viewing, heck I barely knew how to turn the computer on & off, and Keith was traveling most the time.  I just waked in and out of the room as much as possible while the computer was on, at least when I was awake.  I began doing that after noticing the screen changed very quickly as I walked in.  I never asked why.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:17:55 PM
The only thing I can remotely think of is that they took offense to nudie and construed that as nude and thus porn....

Well, the site does promote the movie TFNM - a movie that no small number of people would consider "porn".

This site is also gay-freindly - so "Good Parents" need to protect thier impressionable off-spring from the homosexual agenda.

This site had also been known to post unkind remarks about public officials and so is clearly of suspicious intent.

This site also promotes the Lambada - the forbidden dance!

This site also allows posts that remark kindly on the works of ALW - clearly subversive!

der Brucer

And to think...BK asked  me to pull a pic of an anatomically correct stuffed toy to keep us "family friendly".
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:19:52 PM
DR elmore, can you explain to DR Ann how to reset her Avatar? ;)

Congrats on the continued weight loss.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:21:01 PM
DerBrucer- ;D
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:21:50 PM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

I'll spare you the link, but the text lead-in is:

Welcome to Naked Breasts Galleries. Sexy brunette model strips nude to show her perky naked breasts.

der Brucer



I knew we could count on you, der Brucer. 

DR Ann, can you reset your avatar so we can see you and Toby better? It is Toby, right?

I've been working on it, DR Elmore, but I can't figure it out.  Any help, anyone? 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:22:06 PM
And what porn site uses the word "breast"?

I'll spare you the link, but the text lead-in is:

Welcome to Naked Breasts Galleries. Sexy brunette model strips nude to show her perky naked breasts.

der Brucer



I knew we could count on you, der Brucer. 

You're just lucky Jane is around to keep me in line - or I'd post the link!

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:23:48 PM
Page 6 dance!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:25:19 PM
Thank god for Jane!!! :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:26:17 PM
You can reset them?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 12:28:13 PM
Lovely pic Ann of you and Toby... All the best!
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Post by: Jennifer on October 15, 2008, 12:29:48 PM
Can i just say how much i loved last night's ELI STONE!

What a great start to season 2!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:30:34 PM

DR Ann, can you reset your avatar so we can see you and Toby better? It is Toby, right?
I've been working on it, DR Elmore, but I can't figure it out.  Any help, anyone? 


So far it seems that unless you imported an avatar under the old board, you are left to being "one of the little people".

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:33:52 PM
I wanted to be the judge when the boys were young.

Out of curiosity, at what age level would you let young boys search for info on STDs?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:35:13 PM

DR Ann, can you reset your avatar so we can see you and Toby better? It is Toby, right?
I've been working on it, DR Elmore, but I can't figure it out.  Any help, anyone? 


So far it seems that unless you imported an avatar under the old board, you are left to being "one of the little people".

der Brucer

well phooey
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:36:40 PM
I would say a young age, as long as it was research to scare them into avoiding STD's. ;D
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Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 12:42:34 PM
The luncheon event that I helped with today went perfectly - good food, good speaker, and excellent weather for us to eat outdoors under the canopy.  I left there about 1:30, met Richard at the place he'd taken my car for routine maintenance, traded cars with him, and went shopping for the rest of what I needed for the wedding present I'm taking to GA this weekend.  I got home just in time to  greet UPS delivering the new outfit that Richard bought me to wear to his graduation later this month.  It will also do nicely as my retirement party outfit.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:45:01 PM
I would say a young age, as long as it was research to scare them into avoiding STD's. ;D

My mom seemed to be under the same philosophy.  When I was seven years old, we visited a dear friend of hers whose partner had AIDS.  He was in the final stages, I remember, and they were taking care of him at home because it was where he wanted to be.  I asked my mom what he had and how he got it, and she told me in simple but detailed terms.  A lot of information for a young kid, maybe, but I understood it and it left a strong lesson in my mind.  AIDS was never an abstract thing for me again.  I think kids are capable of handling a lot more than we give them credit for sometimes. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:47:00 PM
By the way,  I seem to remember that our Aussie boys are traveling in Europe at the moment.  Am I right?  Is that why I haven't seem them around here? 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:47:07 PM
When I briefly did the computer block I recall how surprised we were at the amount of information they couldn't access for school reports.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:47:31 PM
INFANT STARS CAUGHT IN ACT OF FEEDING (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,438225,00.html)


Babies locked on breast, back stage? Is this naked breast porn?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:49:18 PM
DR Ann, you are correct about the Aussie boys.  They will be back on the 19th.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:50:16 PM
... to eat outdoors under the canopy... 

Left by forgetful thoughtful Jewish newlyweds?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 12:51:38 PM
INFANT STARS CAUGHT IN ACT OF FEEDING (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,438225,00.html)


Babies locked on breast, back stage? Is this naked breast porn?

der Brucer


Wow, Space-Nursing, how cool!

Don't get me started on the breastfeeding issue, though.  Since having Toby I've had to breastfeed him in public, usually in my car, once or twice.  I've been lucky so far, but I'm waiting for the day someone gets offended and accuses me of public indecency. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:51:40 PM
I would say a young age, as long as it was research to scare them into avoiding STD's. ;D

My mom seemed to be under the same philosophy.  When I was seven years old, we visited a dear friend of hers whose partner had AIDS.  He was in the final stages, I remember, and they were taking care of him at home because it was where he wanted to be.  I asked my mom what he had and how he got it, and she told me in simple but detailed terms.  A lot of information for a young kid, maybe, but I understood it and it left a strong lesson in my mind.  AIDS was never an abstract thing for me again.  I think kids are capable of handling a lot more than we give them credit for sometimes. 

That is very young!

My father occasionally talked about his patient who was dying from Syphilis.  That had a big impact on me.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 12:53:01 PM
DR Ann, I'm sending you a PM.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:53:50 PM
BK:

Quote
I think in this ridiculous effort at these mammoth sets with hydraulics they are going to find this happening more and more - it happens almost nightly with 9 to 5.  I can promise you if Nudie Musical gets to B'way it will be delightfully retro in that regard.

So, when height is needed, TFNM will use 2 dozen hefty Nubians to hoist a platform?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 12:58:35 PM
I would say a young age, as long as it was research to scare them into avoiding STD's. ;D

My mom seemed to be under the same philosophy.  When I was seven years old, we visited a dear friend of hers whose partner had AIDS.  He was in the final stages, I remember, and they were taking care of him at home because it was where he wanted to be.  I asked my mom what he had and how he got it, and she told me in simple but detailed terms.  A lot of information for a young kid, maybe, but I understood it and it left a strong lesson in my mind.  AIDS was never an abstract thing for me again.  I think kids are capable of handling a lot more than we give them credit for sometimes. 


Do you mean abstract things like a playmate having two mommies -- and that's okay? -- or having two daddies -- and that's also okay?

I'm sick of the hypocrisy and lies we're getting on the pro-Prop. 8 ads here in California.  Did you know that "they" are saying that making it legal for gay men and women to marry same-sex partners means that schools will be teaching that it is OKAY for boys to marry boys?  For girls to marry girls?  RUN FOR THE HILLS.  I don't know why schools would be "teaching" that unless they also teach that the norm is for boys to marry girls but that some boys like only boys and some girls like only girls.

I know one thing:  Being raised by heterosexuals in a heterosexual environment that vocally denounces homosexuality NEVER DETERRED ANYONE FROM BEING HOMOSEXUAL.

So I don't know how the reverse would or could be true.


Another lie being told is that churches would be liable for lawsuits for hate crimes (!!!) and would start being taxed for not accepting gay marriages.  Well, GEE....they aren't taxed if they refuse to marry divorcees.  Catholics aren't taxed for excommunicating folks.  Mormons and Quakers and Amish aren't taxed for shunning.  Why would a church's beliefs about gay marriage be the backbreaker????

STUPID LIES.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 12:58:41 PM
Don't get me started on the breastfeeding issue, though.  Since having Toby I've had to breastfeed him in public, usually in my car, once or twice.  I've been lucky so far, but I'm waiting for the day someone gets offended and accuses me of public indecency. 

Well if you do it in a booth at Denny's the odds are high!
(Many Mom's make a compromise by loosly covering up when in open public view; perhaps a resaonable requirement - but banning Mom to the Rest Room for feeding is wrong.)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:00:59 PM
INFANT STARS CAUGHT IN ACT OF FEEDING (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,438225,00.html)


Babies locked on breast, back stage? Is this naked breast porn?

der Brucer



Wasn't this one of those huge issues that saw Cindy Williams leaving "Laverne and Shirley"...because she wanted to breast-feed her newborn at work?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:02:04 PM
By the way,  I seem to remember that our Aussie boys are traveling in Europe at the moment.  Am I right?  Is that why I haven't seem them around here? 


I know Tomovoz is travelling.  What other Aussie boys do we have?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 01:02:27 PM
Don't get me started on the breastfeeding issue, though.  Since having Toby I've had to breastfeed him in public, usually in my car, once or twice.  I've been lucky so far, but I'm waiting for the day someone gets offended and accuses me of public indecency. 

Well if you do it in a booth at Denny's the odds are high!
(Many Mom's make a compromise by loosly covering up when in open public view; perhaps a resaonable requirement - but banning Mom to the Rest Room for feeding is wrong.)

ah, I should have clarified, I suppose, that i do indeed cover up as much as possible.  Usually he's in a sling or a wrap that covers me too.  But I defy anyone to perform the whole maneuver without briefly displaying the goods :) 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 01:03:32 PM
By the way,  I seem to remember that our Aussie boys are traveling in Europe at the moment.  Am I right?  Is that why I haven't seem them around here? 

I know Tomovoz is travelling.  What other Aussie boys do we have?

I meant Tomovoz and his partner Collin, the collective Aussie boys.  Sorry for the confusion. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:03:47 PM
A "Yes" Vote on Prop. 8 is a Vote for Continuing HATE and STUPIDITY!


-- That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:04:45 PM
By the way,  I seem to remember that our Aussie boys are traveling in Europe at the moment.  Am I right?  Is that why I haven't seem them around here? 


I know Tomovoz is travelling.  What other Aussie boys do we have?

I meant Tomovoz and his partner Collin, the collective Aussie boys.  Sorry for the confusion. 


No worries.  I thought I must have overlooked someone who was Aussie and travelling at the same time.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 01:05:28 PM
... to eat outdoors under the canopy... 

Left by forgetful thoughtful Jewish newlyweds?

der Brucer

Not that kind of canopy, DR der Brucer!  Here's the venue:

Polen Farm (http://www.ci.kettering.oh.us/newweb/departments/recreation/rec_fac_polen.php)

We were on the patio.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 01:08:17 PM
I was very glad to check in here and find good health news from DR Elmore and from DR Jose, regarding his mom.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 01:09:23 PM
DR Jane, if you did send a PM, it never came through...or at least not yet.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 01:10:09 PM

[/quote]

Another lie being told is that churches would be liable for lawsuits for hate crimes (!!!) and would start being taxed for not accepting gay marriages.  Well, GEE....they aren't taxed if they refuse to marry divorcees.  Catholics aren't taxed for excommunicating folks.  Mormons and Quakers and Amish aren't taxed for shunning.  Why would a church's beliefs about gay marriage be the backbreaker????

STUPID LIES.
[/quote]

DR Ron, we saw something on the news about churches having to close if 8 passed. ???  Maybe this is what they were talking about. ::) 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 01:11:07 PM
DR Jane, if you did send a PM, it never came through...or at least not yet.

Has your email address changed?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 01:13:15 PM
Ah, there it is!  Nope, not changed, just slow :)
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:15:05 PM
Displaying The Goods - that's the title of my next novel.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 01:15:40 PM
 :D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:16:04 PM
Dakota - we've asked to keep the political stuff to a minimum - you weren't around for the brouhaha, so all I ask is to hold off until after the election.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 01:16:59 PM
I guess extension mini tax season is officially over at the tax office
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 01:17:24 PM
Or is that a tax mini-season?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:19:16 PM
The pool man did arrive and was shocked the water was still green - he said he'd do whatever was necessary - he was going to completely clean out the entire filtering and pump system and then use chemicals and whatnot to get it looking the way it should.  I left to do banking and other errands (including getting Miss Susan Egan a music chart she needs), and now I am back.  I stopped at Gelson's to get some more water, and I was going to get something to eat, but I'm so tired of having stuff from there, that I passed and will get something a little later from somewhere more interesting.  I did buy a little thing of small coconut macaroons because I was taken aback and also afront at how calorie-friendly they are, and fat gram friendly, too.  Each macaroon is eighty calories and two grams of fat.  I'll have two for dessert later and that will be plenty and take care of my sweet tooth.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 01:19:29 PM
Dakota - we've asked to keep the political stuff to a minimum - you weren't around for the brouhaha, so all I ask is to hold off until after the election.

I missed the brouhaha too.  Thanks for the heads up, BK, I was tempted to start joining in the political mayhem. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:21:35 PM

Another lie being told is that churches would be liable for lawsuits for hate crimes (!!!) and would start being taxed for not accepting gay marriages.  Well, GEE....they aren't taxed if they refuse to marry divorcees.  Catholics aren't taxed for excommunicating folks.  Mormons and Quakers and Amish aren't taxed for shunning.  Why would a church's beliefs about gay marriage be the backbreaker????

STUPID LIES.
Quote
DR Ron, we saw something on the news about churches having to close if 8 passed. ???  Maybe this is what they were talking about. ::) 

The legality of marriage and this proposition have no impact whatever on churches.  Churches don't have to marry anyone they don't wish to marry or approve of.  It's all propaganda intended to mislead and misrepresent what is really nothing more than "equal" rights for all in regards to legal unions.  Since one can legally marry in a government office, sans religious officiation, the entire argument is moot.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:23:29 PM
Dakota - we've asked to keep the political stuff to a minimum - you weren't around for the brouhaha, so all I ask is to hold off until after the election.

I, too, got carried away and lost the "ha-ha" from the "brou".
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 01:32:24 PM
Another beautiful day here, but outside of sitting on the proch while lunch cooked, I have spent the day inside happily watching things for fun and for work.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on October 15, 2008, 01:32:50 PM
Are we banned in Peoria yet?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 01:33:58 PM


DR Ron, we saw something on the news about churches having to close if 8 passed. ???  Maybe this is what they were talking about. ::) 

Unfortunately, a bunch of over-zealous activists ouside the US (Canada, UK, Sweden) have managed to get pastors charged with Hate Crimes based on sermon content. These cases are still winding their way throught the courts:

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147084,00.html)

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SWEDISH PASTOR ACQUITTED AFTER ANTI-GAY SERMON
Friday , February 11, 2005
 
STOCKHOLM, Sweden —
A Swedish pastor convicted of hate crimes for a sermon denouncing homosexuals as a "cancer" was acquitted Friday by an appeals court that said he was protected by the country's free speech laws.

The Goeta Appeals Court said that while Aake Green's (search) views of gays can be "strongly questioned," it was not illegal to offer a personal interpretation of the Bible and urge others to follow it.

"The purpose of making agitation against gays punishable is not to prevent arguments or discussions about homosexuality, not in churches or in other parts of society," the court said.

Green, 63, was the first clergyman convicted under Sweden's tough hate crimes (search) laws, which make it a crime to make inflammatory remarks against racial, religious or national groups. The laws were ratified in 2003 to include homosexuals.

der Brucer

Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 01:35:03 PM
I began my afternoon watching last night's NCIS episode. Christian Campbell was a guest star on the show, and Ralph Waite played Mark Harmon's father. Good episode, but the murderer was easy to spot.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 01:36:06 PM
I started on THE MENTALIST, but then stopped after I watched the teaser and got to the opening credits. I needed to start work at that time. I'll finish this up this evening.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 01:37:57 PM
I spent the majority of the afternoon on the second disc of extras for the Criterion release of MISSING. There are quite a few lengthy interviews on the disc, both current and vintage about the film, the case of Charles Horman, etc. I enjoyed them all though there was a good deal of repetition of facts.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:38:27 PM
I'm debating about whether to watch the debate. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 01:39:08 PM
I did take the time to skim through today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Nothing and nothing in the previews. How stupid to set-up some good storylines for Luke and then take all these days away from the set-ups. Some characters like Dusty manage to show up every single day.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:39:11 PM
I'm trying to figure out what I want to eat.  I've suddenly got Taco Bell going through my head.  Haven't had tacos from their in a couple of months now.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:39:47 PM
I could get a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich from Quickie's or I could even get a couple of slices of pizza.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 01:40:31 PM
Feeling better today - all the guck is breaking up and I'll probably be okay by Friday.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 01:49:08 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 01:51:28 PM
someone who was Aussie and travelling at the same time.

On a good day, I can rub my stomach and pat my head at the same time. 

Or walk and chew gum.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 01:55:22 PM
someone who was Aussie and travelling at the same time.

On a good day, I can rub my stomach and pat my head at the same time. 

Or walk and chew gum.

If you want to bump it, bump it with a trumpet!

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:56:11 PM
The pool man did arrive and was shocked the water was still green - he said he'd do whatever was necessary - he was going to completely clean out the entire filtering and pump system and then use chemicals and whatnot to get it looking the way it should.  I left to do banking and other errands (including getting Miss Susan Egan a music chart she needs), and now I am back.  I stopped at Gelson's to get some more water, and I was going to get something to eat, but I'm so tired of having stuff from there, that I passed and will get something a little later from somewhere more interesting.  I did buy a little thing of small coconut macaroons because I was taken aback and also afront at how calorie-friendly they are, and fat gram friendly, too.  Each macaroon is eighty calories and two grams of fat.  I'll have two for dessert later and that will be plenty and take care of my sweet tooth.


IF 80 calories is doable for a treat, you can buy those pre-made Jell-o Puddings and a can of Cool Whip (there IS a low-cal version) and combining a dollop of Cool Whip on the pudding is about 80 calories.

If you buy Jell-O, a one-cup serving with Cool Whip is about 40 calories...so you can have TWO, count 'em 2!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 01:57:15 PM
someone who was Aussie and travelling at the same time.

On a good day, I can rub my stomach and pat my head at the same time. 

Or walk and chew gum.


Hmmmm....I've walked with you on what seemed like a "good day", and I wouldn't put any money on that last one.



;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:04:15 PM

Another lie being told is that churches would be liable for lawsuits for hate crimes (!!!) and would start being taxed for not accepting gay marriages.  Well, GEE....they aren't taxed if they refuse to marry divorcees.  Catholics aren't taxed for excommunicating folks.  Mormons and Quakers and Amish aren't taxed for shunning.  Why would a church's beliefs about gay marriage be the backbreaker????

STUPID LIES.
Quote
DR Ron, we saw something on the news about churches having to close if 8 passed. ???  Maybe this is what they were talking about. ::) 

The legality of marriage and this proposition have no impact whatever on churches.  Churches don't have to marry anyone they don't wish to marry or approve of.  It's all propaganda intended to mislead and misrepresent what is really nothing more than "equal" rights for all in regards to legal unions.  Since one can legally marry in a government office, sans religious officiation, the entire argument is moot.

It is difficult to imagine anyone believing this stuff, which is why we shook our heads and sped through the commercial.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 02:06:08 PM


On a good day, I can rub my stomach and pat my head at the same time. 

Or walk and chew gum.

Yeah, but can you sustain a  B-Flat?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:06:21 PM
... to eat outdoors under the canopy... 

Left by forgetful thoughtful Jewish newlyweds?

der Brucer

Not that kind of canopy, DR der Brucer!  Here's the venue:

Polen Farm (http://www.ci.kettering.oh.us/newweb/departments/recreation/rec_fac_polen.php)

We were on the patio.

Nice Ginny.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ben on October 15, 2008, 02:09:25 PM
I'm seeing Billy Elliot next Tuesday. The exchange was fairly painless. I could have seen it tonight if I paid $81.50 or $126.50 (they were out of rear mezz tickets) but I stuck with my budget and exchanged for $41.50, the original price.

No word on the show tonight but I'm sure Fred and Skip will be seeing it.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 02:10:39 PM
I began my afternoon watching last night's NCIS episode. Christian Campbell was a guest star on the show, and Ralph Waite played Mark Harmon's father. Good episode, but the murderer was easy to spot.

Interesting...Christian Campbell was just on last Friday's "Ghost Whisperer."  All of a sudden, he's getting around.

;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:11:57 PM
I’m watching two major propositions in California. I’m hoping Propositions 8 fails & 2 passes. 

Prop 2 will end the practice of cramming farm animals into cages and crates so small the animals can’t even turn around, lie down, or extend their limbs. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 02:13:04 PM
... to eat outdoors under the canopy... 

Left by forgetful thoughtful Jewish newlyweds?

der Brucer

Not that kind of canopy, DR der Brucer!  Here's the venue:

Polen Farm (http://www.ci.kettering.oh.us/newweb/departments/recreation/rec_fac_polen.php)

We were on the patio.

Nice Ginny.

Polen Farm is very nice, DR Jane.  The board of this organization has their annual retreat there around the holidays and the house is beautifully decorated.  Rumor has it, though, that the house is also haunted, so no one wants to be the last one out!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 02:14:30 PM
Good Afternoon!

I napped well, and I'm feeling better.  And I'm going to attempt to head out momentarily to meet some friends for dinner.

My mom is still doing fine.  She's been quite nap-py this afternoon too according to her nurse.  At this point, it looks like I won't be able to see her until tomorrow morning due to the very restricted visiting hours in the CSICU.  Which is OK, since I also want to make sure I'm back to full health before I step foot back in the unit - since there are other people in there besides my mother.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 02:15:19 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer

I remember a show (I forget which) that a co-worker of mine used to tape every episode (on videotape), and when the DVD seasons came out, one particular episode was missing!  It wasn't in the set, but she had it on videotape.  It turns out that a song by Sting was used throughout the episode, and (if I remember correctly) is even referenced in the script, so it was a major plot point.  HOWEVER, when the DVDs were being prepared for release, they couldn't get the DVD rights to the song.  They, of course, wanted to release the season, so they just left off that one episode.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 02:15:31 PM
OK... Time to refresh myself and venture out.  I hope.

Laters...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:26:02 PM
DR Jose I hope you don't need to wear a mask & surgical gown to visit your DM.  I'm very pleased to hear she is doing so well.  Continued vibes!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 02:28:30 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer

I remember a show (I forget which) that a co-worker of mine used to tape every episode (on videotape), and when the DVD seasons came out, one particular episode was missing!  It wasn't in the set, but she had it on videotape.  It turns out that a song by Sting was used throughout the episode, and (if I remember correctly) is even referenced in the script, so it was a major plot point.  HOWEVER, when the DVDs were being prepared for release, they couldn't get the DVD rights to the song.  They, of course, wanted to release the season, so they just left off that one episode.

DH Jed was quite annoyed when he bought the DVD set of Quantum Leap, only to discover that they didn't want to shell out the $$ for a lot of the song rights, so unless one of the characters like Scott Bakula was actually singing the song, or it was referenced in the script, it was replaced with elevator music.  Lame. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 02:30:08 PM
I began my afternoon watching last night's NCIS episode. Christian Campbell was a guest star on the show, and Ralph Waite played Mark Harmon's father. Good episode, but the murderer was easy to spot.

Interesting...Christian Campbell was just on last Friday's "Ghost Whisperer."  All of a sudden, he's getting around.

;)

I was quite surprised to see him so soon on another CBS drama!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 02:31:14 PM
I still have some writing to do, so I'm going to take care of that and then head down for an evening of fun viewing.

WBBL.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:41:45 PM
DRs Ginny & George, or anyone....Do your libraries have websites to search for books or do you have to go in person or call?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:43:04 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer

I remember a show (I forget which) that a co-worker of mine used to tape every episode (on videotape), and when the DVD seasons came out, one particular episode was missing!  It wasn't in the set, but she had it on videotape.  It turns out that a song by Sting was used throughout the episode, and (if I remember correctly) is even referenced in the script, so it was a major plot point.  HOWEVER, when the DVDs were being prepared for release, they couldn't get the DVD rights to the song.  They, of course, wanted to release the season, so they just left off that one episode.

DH Jed was quite annoyed when he bought the DVD set of Quantum Leap, only to discover that they didn't want to shell out the $$ for a lot of the song rights, so unless one of the characters like Scott Bakula was actually singing the song, or it was referenced in the script, it was replaced with elevator music.  Lame. 

How annoying!  Do they sell the music separately?  I believe DS Craig has the complete set of music to THE WONDER YEARS.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 02:45:29 PM
This is our local library.  It is an original Carnegie library, with a fairly new addition on the left.  You can't really see the addition in this photo, just the lights to it.

(http://www.jcls.org/pics/ashland.jpg)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 02:50:16 PM
It turns out that Skip will be seeing BILLY ELLIOT tonight, assuming no set problems, but I will see it another time.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 02:51:29 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer


Normally for a series, if they're using the same music multiple episodes they'll do one licensing and mechanical deal to cover the season - or so I should think.  There might be extra required for DVD release, but it would be minimal.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 02:53:08 PM
The pool man did arrive and was shocked the water was still green - he said he'd do whatever was necessary - he was going to completely clean out the entire filtering and pump system and then use chemicals and whatnot to get it looking the way it should.  I left to do banking and other errands (including getting Miss Susan Egan a music chart she needs), and now I am back.  I stopped at Gelson's to get some more water, and I was going to get something to eat, but I'm so tired of having stuff from there, that I passed and will get something a little later from somewhere more interesting.  I did buy a little thing of small coconut macaroons because I was taken aback and also afront at how calorie-friendly they are, and fat gram friendly, too.  Each macaroon is eighty calories and two grams of fat.  I'll have two for dessert later and that will be plenty and take care of my sweet tooth.


IF 80 calories is doable for a treat, you can buy those pre-made Jell-o Puddings and a can of Cool Whip (there IS a low-cal version) and combining a dollop of Cool Whip on the pudding is about 80 calories.

If you buy Jell-O, a one-cup serving with Cool Whip is about 40 calories...so you can have TWO, count 'em 2!

I love those pudding cups and cool whip - they're great.  I can do 200 calories for a treat, as long as the fat gram count is reasonable and as long as my meal or meals o' the day aren't over 1100 calories or so - I can maintain and/or lose eating up to 1500/1700 calories a day, as long as I do the long jog, which I do daily.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 02:55:01 PM
I got in the car and went looking for food - nothing I passed interested me in the least.  Not even Taco Bell.  I may just make some eggs and toast instead, and then have something a little later, plus I could then eat three or even four macaroons if I felt like it.  Of course, I don't feel like eggs and toast either.  And therein lies the conundrum.  I would probably eat a Philly Cheesesteak but that is not calorie friendly in the least, although it is under 1000 calories.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:10:38 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/14/ohio-elections/)

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JUDGE RULES AGAINST OHIO ELECTIONS OFFICIAL IN BATTLE OVER VOTER REGISTRATION

CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court has ordered Ohio's top elections official to set up a system by Friday to verify new voters' eligibility.

The full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has upheld an earlier ruling that Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has to use other government records to check the thousands of new voters for registration fraud. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit had disagreed last week, but the full court's ruling trumps the panel's decision.

Brunner previously said there was no way to set up the system with such speed.

And she is so right - validating one data base (Voter Registration) against another (DMV, SSN, etc) is almost black art: Surnames keyed different McCain vs Mc Cain, Ohara vs O'Hara, Smith-Jones, vs Jones; Fathers and sons not always using Sr. and Jr.; newly wed women with surname changes in one data base but not the other; Last Name Smith, First Name- Mary, Middle Initial A. vs Last Name Smith, First Name Mary Ann. Not to mention that in large data bases there are many instances of multiple legitimate occurances of seemingly unique names. And possible variations on legitimate address abound! Heck we live on Shady Ridge Drive and the next development over has a Shady Ridge. In spite of many hours of programming, I was never able to come up with a cross match system that did not take human intervention to resolve potential ambiguities. Is the "H. Ross Perot in Unit #1 the same as Henry R. Perot in Apt #1?

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Kerry on October 15, 2008, 03:18:22 PM
someone who was Aussie and travelling at the same time.

On a good day, I can rub my stomach and pat my head at the same time. 

Or walk and chew gum.

That can be useful.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 03:25:50 PM
It's getting so I need to take a Dramamine before I look at any news of the economy. 
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:28:28 PM
DRs Ginny & George, or anyone....Do your libraries have websites to search for books or do you have to go in person or call?

We have one http://lib.de.us/ for the entire State. It even has goodies like what's popular, etc. The site has a window to chat with a Librarian during hours.

der Brucer

I'm a buyer, not a borrower - haven't had a Library card since High School.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 03:31:54 PM
DRs Ginny & George, or anyone....Do your libraries have websites to search for books or do you have to go in person or call?

Our library website is www.trlib.org.  I buy and borrow. :)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:32:27 PM
It's getting so I need to take a Dramamine before I look at any news of the economy. 

I take it platitudes like "It's always darkest before the dawn" don't help.

der Brucer

And so long as you and Toby are hooking up, you choice of mood enhancers is limited :)
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 03:32:56 PM
Ask BK

Shows like the CSI series use extensive clips of The Who's material as theme music (credited). In normal practice, would they have received a lump-sum payment for use, or do they have a residual piece of the action for each broadcast and DVD sale?

der Brucer

I remember a show (I forget which) that a co-worker of mine used to tape every episode (on videotape), and when the DVD seasons came out, one particular episode was missing!  It wasn't in the set, but she had it on videotape.  It turns out that a song by Sting was used throughout the episode, and (if I remember correctly) is even referenced in the script, so it was a major plot point.  HOWEVER, when the DVDs were being prepared for release, they couldn't get the DVD rights to the song.  They, of course, wanted to release the season, so they just left off that one episode.

DH Jed was quite annoyed when he bought the DVD set of Quantum Leap, only to discover that they didn't want to shell out the $$ for a lot of the song rights, so unless one of the characters like Scott Bakula was actually singing the song, or it was referenced in the script, it was replaced with elevator music.  Lame. 

Yup.  The same thing happened with the original Broadway soundtrack (yes...soundtrack) to the "musical" Contact.  They couldn't get the rights to the song, "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," so they had Boyd Gaines (the star of the show) sing it for the recording...so this wasn't a bad thing. ;)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:39:02 PM
Ann - coming soon:

(http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/duematernity_2020_17912173)

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 03:40:54 PM
That's cute.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 03:43:21 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me, and parking can be difficult.  I went a number of times when we first moved here, when dogs were still permitted.  After Echo was no long welcome I stopped going.  I've decided I should use the library & was curious if I could go on line to hold books.  Seems I should be able to once I log in.  I can't log in without a password & I can't find a place to give it one.  The phone number for the library has bee busy for a long time.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:50:56 PM
That's cute.

It's from a fun site called DUE (http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/duematernity_2020_17912173)

I never thought I'd find a family-friendly site with a section called "Slings and Stuff" :D

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 03:52:19 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me

Jane, dear - your mailbox isn't convenient!

der Brucer
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 03:53:47 PM
Ann - coming soon:

(http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/duematernity_2020_17912173)

der Brucer

Reminds me of "Auntie Mame" and a young Patrick. ;D
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 03:58:10 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me, and parking can be difficult.  I went a number of times when we first moved here, when dogs were still permitted.  After Echo was no long welcome I stopped going.  I've decided I should use the library & was curious if I could go on line to hold books.  Seems I should be able to once I log in.  I can't log in without a password & I can't find a place to give it one.  The phone number for the library has bee busy for a long time.

In our library, you set up your account and password with your phone number and library card number, then you can browse, search and add holds from home.  You can also have your account set up so that you are mailed all your items and you can mail them back.  We'll pay the postage to send the items to you, but you'd have to pay the postage to send them back, or you can return them to any branch and not pay postage...just gas to get yourself to the library.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:00:05 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me

Jane, dear - your mailbox isn't convenient!

der Brucer

 ;D True, however, it is far more convenient than the library is.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 04:02:38 PM
DR GEORGE is at 20.000 posts!








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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:03:22 PM
If I'm to believe my on-line TV Guide, the local Fox Network stations will pre-empt the Debates with baseball (the NLCS game). (Since we are in the Philly viewing area, that might stop mob-riots).

der Brucer
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 04:03:31 PM
More excited about Project Wunway and Top Design tonight than the DEE-bait.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:05:42 PM
DR George, are you saying you have to set up your log-in info at the library, vs online?
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:06:41 PM
If I'm to believe my on-line TV Guide, the local Fox Network stations will pre-empt the Debates with baseball (the NLCS game). (Since we are in the Philly viewing area, that might stop mob-riots).

der Brucer

Thank goodness, it would be a shame if Craig missed watching his Phillies win the playoffs tonight.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:14:19 PM


 ;D True, however, it is far more convenient than the library is.

For a super Library Experince wait 'til you go to the Free Library of Philadelphia, Main Branch!

(http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/medieval/home/assets/img/pages/FreeLibrary.jpg)
der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:20:47 PM
That is a beautiful library.  While not as beautiful, there were two libraries in Michigan I enjoyed very much.  One I passed almost every day, with a nice parking lot, making it very easy to use on a regular basis.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 04:21:19 PM
I guess someone must have brewed a fresh pot of coffee!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:22:45 PM
If I'm to believe my on-line TV Guide, the local Fox Network stations will pre-empt the Debates with baseball (the NLCS game). (Since we are in the Philly viewing area, that might stop mob-riots).

der Brucer

Thank goodness, it would be a shame if Craig missed watching his Phillies win the playoffs tonight.

After years of living in the LA area and routing for Dodgers, I guess I should now be switching allegiences (or not go out in public).

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:23:05 PM
Two mysteries solved at once.  The library was busy as the number on the card was not the current phone number for the library.  I couldn't use my library card number on line as my card was canceled due to lack of use.  I wish they had warned me it would be canceled.  It would have gotten me into use the library.

Dogs are still not allowed & there isn't a drive through pick up.  At least there is a drive up drop off.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 04:25:53 PM
DR GEORGE is at 20.000 posts!

Not anymore! ;D
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 04:26:05 PM


*However, I woke up today "feeling my sinuses"




Is that a euphemism?
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:26:06 PM
I was surprised to find myself routing for the Phillies since I love the Dodgers.  It is Craig's influence.  I will definitely be routing for whichever team goes to the World series, be it the Phillie's or Dodger's.
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 04:26:19 PM
Is the debate at six or six-thirty?
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 04:26:48 PM
I had eggs (3) and toast (2 slices), so I can eat as many damn macaroons as I can stomach.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 04:27:42 PM
DR George, are you saying you have to set up your log-in info at the library, vs online?

No, you can set up your log-in from home, but they use the phone number that you put on your application as the password, and then you can change it, if you want.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:28:35 PM
Is the debate at six or six-thirty?

6:00
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:29:37 PM
DR George, are you saying you have to set up your log-in info at the library, vs online?

No, you can set up your log-in from home, but they use the phone number that you put on your application as the password, and then you can change it, if you want.

Thanks.  After reading your post I attempted to log in with my phone number, which led me to suspect my card was defunct. :o ;D
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 04:32:03 PM
Two mysteries solved at once.  The library was busy as the number on the card was not the current phone number for the library.  I couldn't use my library card number on line as my card was canceled due to lack of use.  I wish they had warned me it would be canceled.  It would have gotten me into use the library.

You can get another card, you know. ;)

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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 04:34:10 PM
Dogs are still not allowed & there isn't a drive through pick up.  At least there is a drive up drop off.

The new Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library (http://www.trlib.org/Locations/chehalis.aspx) should will be opening this weekend.  It's supposed to have Washington State's very first library drive-through window!

And, they emphasize this..."The $3.2 million project is being funded primarily by private donations."
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:34:27 PM
That is a beautiful library.  While not as beautiful, there were two libraries in Michigan I enjoyed very much.  One I passed almost every day, with a nice parking lot, making it very easy to use on a regular basis.

Well you like walking - from downtown, the Library is a short wonderful walk up the tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway; and, a few blocks more and you can play Rocky and run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (In the same stretch you find the Franklin Institute with the Fels Panetarium, the Museum of Natural History and the Rodin Museum).
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:39:13 PM

The new Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library (http://www.trlib.org/Locations/chehalis.aspx) should will be opening this weekend.  It's supposed to have Washington State's very first library drive-through window!

I have visions of you, in your Dolly Dimples get-up, posing under the "Pick-Up" window.

der Brucer
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:39:33 PM
Two mysteries solved at once.  The library was busy as the number on the card was not the current phone number for the library.  I couldn't use my library card number on line as my card was canceled due to lack of use.  I wish they had warned me it would be canceled.  It would have gotten me into use the library.

You can get another card, you know. ;)



 ;D  I will, but what a nuisance.  I will even check out a few books.  I wonder what the late fees are these days.  They have this annoying rule you can't renew a book if there is a hold on it.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 04:41:21 PM
That is a beautiful library.  While not as beautiful, there were two libraries in Michigan I enjoyed very much.  One I passed almost every day, with a nice parking lot, making it very easy to use on a regular basis.

Well you like walking - from downtown, the Library is a short wonderful walk up the tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway; and, a few blocks more and you can play Rocky and run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (In the same stretch you find the Franklin Institute with the Fels Panetarium, the Museum of Natural History and the Rodin Museum).

I'm been to the city a number of times and must have seen the library & never gone in.  If Craig stays in the city I will make an effort to go inside.  I think I will suggest he get a library card.
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 04:48:02 PM
I am trying to figure out if I want to be Scrooge this Christmas!
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 04:48:32 PM
It's getting so I need to take a Dramamine before I look at any news of the economy. 

Especially if you're in my position where your IRA is tied up in investments by your bank! I'm down $1200. On the positive side I'm down more lbs, and thank God it's not pound sterling.
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 04:50:50 PM
Yummy! Fresh sliced cucumber in vinegar. Deelish!
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 04:59:19 PM
Is the debate at six or six-thirty?

9:00 EST, about an hour from now.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 04:59:31 PM

I'm been to the city a number of times and must have seen the library & never gone in.  If Craig stays in the city I will make an effort to go inside.  I think I will suggest he get a library card.

There's much to "see" as well as read:

Quote
One of the oldest public libraries in the nation, the Free Library’s central building contains over one million volumes. It ranks as one of the most comprehensive collections in the country, with particularly extensive holdings of early printed books, incunabula (1,100) and medieval manuscripts.

The primary manuscript holdings are grouped in John Frederick Lewis Collection, consisting of more than 200 codices and 2,000 detached leaves spanning the 9th to 18th centuries. Virtually all types of medieval book are represented—Bibles, Psalters, antiphonaries, missals, patristic and philosophical texts, devotional works, and over fifty Books of Hours. Some of the most famous illuminated works include the Lewis Bible, related to the Paris Bibles moralisées (c.1225); calendar pages from the Hours of Henry VII, painted by Jean Bourdichon (c.1500); a Book of Hours decorated by Jean Colombe (c.1475); and a genealogical roll of Edward IV illustrated in England (c.1480). Another 200 works form the core of the Lewis oriental collection, comprising one of the country’s premier collections of Mughal illuminated manuscripts.


der Brucer

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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 05:00:59 PM
Yummy! Fresh sliced cucumber in vinegar. Deelish!

Add some freshly cracked black pepper!

der Brucer
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
:D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(


So did I, dear, so did I.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 05:07:23 PM
DB, fascinating!  I wish I could go visit Craig & the library this week.
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Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 05:11:08 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me, and parking can be difficult.  I went a number of times when we first moved here, when dogs were still permitted.  After Echo was no long welcome I stopped going.  I've decided I should use the library & was curious if I could go on line to hold books.  Seems I should be able to once I log in.  I can't log in without a password & I can't find a place to give it one.  The phone number for the library has bee busy for a long time.

In our library, you set up your account and password with your phone number and library card number, then you can browse, search and add holds from home.  You can also have your account set up so that you are mailed all your items and you can mail them back.  We'll pay the postage to send the items to you, but you'd have to pay the postage to send them back, or you can return them to any branch and not pay postage...just gas to get yourself to the library.

I think our libraries use the same online system and at Dayton Metro Library (http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org) you can do all those things.  If you want to drive downtown, you can call and ask that your books be held at the drive-in window.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 05:11:17 PM

The new Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library (http://www.trlib.org/Locations/chehalis.aspx) should will be opening this weekend.  It's supposed to have Washington State's very first library drive-through window!

I have visions of you, in your Dolly Dimples get-up, posing under the "Pick-Up" window.

der Brucer

Don't give me any ideas!  Of course, if it works out, I might be doin' the doob in the Dolly Dimples get-up. ;)
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 05:13:14 PM
I wonder what the late fees are these days.  They have this annoying rule you can't renew a book if there is a hold on it.

We have that rule, also, but at least we don't charge late fines...if something is lost, then there's a fine, but not for being late.
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 05:14:01 PM
I like the idea of cucumber in vinegar with pepper - do you add a tiny bit of oil or just the vinegar?  Any other seasonings?  And just normal Heinz vinegar?
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 05:14:44 PM
:D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(


So did I, dear, so did I.


Was that a euphemism?
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Post by: elmore3003 on October 15, 2008, 05:16:40 PM
I like the idea of cucumber in vinegar with pepper - do you add a tiny bit of oil or just the vinegar?  Any other seasonings?  And just normal Heinz vinegar?

Just plain vinegar. But not too much and it was quite tasty tonight. My grandmother used to do this for summer salads with sliced tomatoes and thinly sliced raw onion.
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Post by: singdaw on October 15, 2008, 05:33:13 PM
I am trying to figure out if I want to be Scrooge this Christmas!

As opposed to all the rest of the year, you mean?



;)
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 05:35:47 PM
If I'm to believe my on-line TV Guide, the local Fox Network stations will pre-empt the Debates with baseball (the NLCS game). (Since we are in the Philly viewing area, that might stop mob-riots).

der Brucer

Thank goodness, it would be a shame if Craig missed watching his Phillies win the playoffs tonight.



Dream on!
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
I am trying to figure out if I want to be Scrooge this Christmas!

As opposed to all the rest of the year, you mean?



;)


Thanks for the sage advice, coleslaw!
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Post by: TCB on October 15, 2008, 05:54:42 PM



G'night!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 05:55:13 PM
:D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(


So did I, dear, so did I.


That last comment by Jane was not a euphemism, DR TCB!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 05:56:15 PM
I like the idea of cucumber in vinegar with pepper - do you add a tiny bit of oil or just the vinegar?  Any other seasonings?  And just normal Heinz vinegar?

Just plain vinegar. But not too much and it was quite tasty tonight. My grandmother used to do this for summer salads with sliced tomatoes and thinly sliced raw onion.

Every summer, every supper, a bowl of sliced cukes in vinegar sat on the table,  alongside the peeled and sliced tomatoes.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 15, 2008, 05:57:13 PM
:D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(


So did I, dear, so did I.


Was that a euphemism?


Jane's, No.

TCB's, ... umm....Uh-huh!
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 06:03:30 PM
Neal Heft, (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/10/15/tvs-batman-theme-song-composer-neal-hefti-rip/) composer, arranger and jazz trumpeter passed away.  One of his best known pieces, the theme to Bat Man.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 06:04:20 PM
:D

I'm going to help Keith pull the petunia's out of the boxes on our deck.  I always find this sad.  He used to plant pansies for the winter, no more :(


So did I, dear, so did I.


That last comment by Jane was not a euphemism, DR TCB!

Just the facts, no euphemisms intended.  ;D
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Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 06:10:42 PM
I am trying to figure out if I want to be Scrooge this Christmas!

I hope you do!  We miss going to see you on stage.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 06:24:55 PM
I wonder what the late fees are these days.  They have this annoying rule you can't renew a book if there is a hold on it.

We have that rule, also, but at least we don't charge late fines...if something is lost, then there's a fine, but not for being late.

I couldn't find any reference to late fees on line.  I will try & remember to ask when I get my new card.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 06:39:26 PM
Good Evening!

I had a good time out with some of my old friends.  We just ended up going to a bar, and having drinks.  Well, I had about three glasses of tonic water with a lime.  It was nice to see everyone.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 06:40:07 PM
GRATUITOUS POST # 300!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 06:42:49 PM
I am feeling a bit better, and I've noticed that my mucous is no longer "colorful", so that's a very good thing.  -Sorry for being so graphic.  ;)
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 06:43:52 PM
Probably have to stop watching this debate - I'm starting to be tempted to hurl something at the TV.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
Tomorrow morning, I'm meeting a friend for some coffee and some chat.  Well, actually it will be an interview.  She's a writer for the local Arts paper here in Richmond, and she wants to do a feature on me.  So... Should be fun.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 06:49:20 PM
It looks like my Mom will be moved to her recovery room sometime tomorrow, and once that happens, then I'll be able to see her.  :)

*She did ask if it was all right for her to stay up tonight to watch the debate in her room in ICU... ;)
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 06:50:41 PM
Nice on all counts DR Jose.  I'm glad you feeling better.
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 06:51:15 PM
Probably have to stop watching this debate - I'm starting to be tempted to hurl something at the TV.

I left ages ago. ;D
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 06:54:20 PM
I'm still at work so I haven't watched any of the debate.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 06:55:17 PM
And right afterwards, the current Democrat governor and the Republican challenger will have a debate.  Oh, joy.

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Post by: Ann on October 15, 2008, 07:00:18 PM
Probably have to stop watching this debate - I'm starting to be tempted to hurl something at the TV.

I've been flipping channels, going to TCM to watch Bringing Up Baby when the debate got too much to bear.  I'll vote for Kate and Cary any day. 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:00:51 PM
I was planning on watching the rebroadcast of the "Project Runway" finale later tonight, but I have a feeling I may be asleep by then.  We shall see.
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 07:10:27 PM
Well, it's time for me to head home.  I don't think I'll watch what's left of the debate.  Nor will I watch the gubernatorial debate...but that's just me. ;)

Until later!
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Post by: Jane on October 15, 2008, 07:15:01 PM
'night
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Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 07:15:21 PM
It looks like my Mom will be moved to her recovery room sometime tomorrow, and once that happens, then I'll be able to see her.  :)

*She did ask if it was all right for her to stay up tonight to watch the debate in her room in ICU... ;)

Good news about your mom, DR Jose!  Kate (the nurse?) better check her blood pressure if she's watching the debate.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:20:34 PM
It looks like my Mom will be moved to her recovery room sometime tomorrow, and once that happens, then I'll be able to see her.  :)

*She did ask if it was all right for her to stay up tonight to watch the debate in her room in ICU... ;)

Good news about your mom, DR Jose!  Kate (the nurse?) better check her blood pressure if she's watching the debate.

hehe - I was wondering about that too.  Thankfully(?), even though my mom's political affiliations are "in place", she's never really gotten that worked up about it either way.  And if she does hear anything that she doesn't agree with, she'll just give them a big sigh like she usually does. ;)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Laura on October 15, 2008, 07:29:30 PM
My DH was using the radio to listen to a Suns game, so I didn't hear any of the debate. I sat in the backyard and watched the orange moon rise, instead.
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Post by: Ginny on October 15, 2008, 07:32:40 PM
'night!
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Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 07:58:38 PM
Are the 11pm and the midnight Project Runway's rebroadcasts of the same episode?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 07:59:59 PM
Are the 11pm and the midnight Project Runway's rebroadcasts of the same episode?

Yes.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: JoseSPiano on October 15, 2008, 08:08:24 PM
OK - Time for me to fall asleep while watching TV...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 08:08:42 PM
Just took a nice hot shower, which always makes me feel better.  Am awaiting a phone call to have a conversation I need to have - will the call come - anybody's guess.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:19:00 PM
Well I just finished watching the debate and now the endless "my guy did better than your guy" stuff is going on so I tunred off the TV


The debate BTW was held at the University where our drastically E & T DR  Dr. W F Orr, PHD has taught lo these many years


   
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:19:54 PM
Wonderful news about your Mom, Jose... the prayers ansd VIBES will continue however
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Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:20:16 PM
and for your sinuses as well
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:20:36 PM
I am okay with the winner of Pwoject Wunway.  Certainly happier than I was last year.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:21:40 PM
We had an original Andrew Carnegie library in Mooresville - it has now been absorbed into the building next door - a savings and loan concern.

We have a new modern library a few blocks west and then a few blocks south.
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:22:07 PM
Lots of leaves fell into the yard yesterday and today.  It is fall.

AND DR JOSE is going to be featured!!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:23:44 PM
Isn't it almost time for the Deep Discount DVD annual sale to begin?
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Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:24:09 PM
Great new for DR Jose's DM!
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:24:18 PM
DR JOSE are you playing any auditions on the October 17, 21, or 31?
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:24:35 PM
Isn't it almost time for the Deep Discount DVD annual sale to begin?

Hurray!!!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:25:55 PM
I tinkered a little bit with the HDTV in the front bedroom (my backup TV in case my principal one goes out for some unknown reason.) Took a little longer than I thought it would, but I was still able to squeeze in a fun movie and three TV shows tonight!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:27:32 PM
Isn't it almost time for the Deep Discount DVD annual sale to begin?

I think it's usually in mid-November, but I could be wrong about that.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:27:44 PM
Page Twelve Richard Neutra Dance.

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Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:30:39 PM
The fun movie I plucked from the shelf was YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, Connery's fifth James Bond film. I think it's the most underrated of his Bonds flicks, and I find it much more entertaining than THUNDERBALL or DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. (It's shorter, too; less than two hours). I watched the Ultimate Edition remaster which looks and sounds far better than any previous release. Still has some sharpness issues, but it's still cleaner and more watchable than ever before.

The first six Bond Blu-rays (not counting CASINO ROYALE which came out a year ago) come out next week, so I'll be trying to work my way through them whenever I have a spare moment later next week.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:31:36 PM
Next, I finished THE MENTALIST from last night. Very enjoyable show. Loved the castle on the beach.

BTW, CBS has renewed the show for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:32:54 PM
Next, I checked back in with PUSHING DAISIES. And it will be for the last time. I really love Lee Pace and Kristin Chenoweth, but the show, despite being a mystery, just does not engage me. Besides, when BONES comes back after its baseball hiatus, that will get my full attention.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 08:33:38 PM
And then I concluded my evening of viewing by watching last night's THE SHIELD. Oh, my poor handsome Ronnie! His days are numbered! :(
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 08:35:11 PM
Our library isn't convenient for me, and parking can be difficult.  I went a number of times when we first moved here, when dogs were still permitted.  After Echo was no long welcome I stopped going.  I've decided I should use the library & was curious if I could go on line to hold books.  Seems I should be able to once I log in.  I can't log in without a password & I can't find a place to give it one.  The phone number for the library has bee busy for a long time.

Our library lets you download audio books free.  I haven't done it yet, but it's great, if you like that sort of thing
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:35:51 PM
One of the co-owners of the restaurant took me aside tonight, gave me a big ole bear-hug and stated, "You are my calming force."
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:37:46 PM
Isn't it almost time for the Deep Discount DVD annual sale to begin?

I think it's usually in mid-November, but I could be wrong about that.

No, I'm sure you're right... there are just some things people have been hinting at for Christmas and I was hoping to get a  jump on the shopping but if it's not on sale I'm not buying it!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:38:07 PM
I have been catching up on SUPERNATURAL SEASON THREE, and today, before work, I caught the episode, "A Very Supernatural Christmas."  A truly unique episode and now one of my favorites. 
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:38:59 PM
One of the co-owners of the restaurant took me aside tonight, gave me a big ole bear-hug and stated, "You are my calming force."

Nice to be appreciated!!




 
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:40:19 PM
td got a bear hug!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:43:41 PM
The fun movie I plucked from the shelf was YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, Connery's fifth James Bond film. I think it's the most underrated of his Bonds flicks, and I find it much more entertaining than THUNDERBALL or DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. (It's shorter, too; less than two hours). I watched the Ultimate Edition remaster which looks and sounds far better than any previous release. Still has some sharpness issues, but it's still cleaner and more watchable than ever before.

The first six Bond Blu-rays (not counting CASINO ROYALE which came out a year ago) come out next week, so I'll be trying to work my way through them whenever I have a spare moment later next week.

What's the name of the one with the car crusher?  When we were kids my folks used to bundle us into our Pj's grab some pillows and blankets and load my 2 little brothers and me into the back of the station wagon and go off to the Johnny All Weather Drive In

they had a playground inthe back and they would show a bunch of cartoons and then the kids would supposedly be tuckered out and fall asleep so the adult movie could start

We were still watching when that  scene came on....OH MY!! Whenever I hear Jame Bond that is the first thing that comes to mind....(and I still have to watch that scene from between my fingers)
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:44:00 PM
Still waiting for my box so I can send back my Television.  I called them today and said it is on the way.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:44:28 PM
td got a bear hug!

Now if it was only followed up by  "So here's a nice fat raise"
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 08:47:18 PM
My dad had to go to the hospital today. He has/had an obstruction in his bowel of some sort and after going through procedures similar to those Callie went through, he is now home and has to drink two bottles of the stuff you drink before a colonoscopy.  He said it isn't doing any good yet...they think it's the powder stuff they gave him after he got his gall bladder out that's just been working too well.  He and mom seem pretty optimistic about it, but I am concerned.  Vibes would be appreciated.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:49:32 PM
td got a bear hug!

Now if it was only followed up by  "So here's a nice fat raise"

Since this is a family site, my lips are sealed. . . .
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 08:49:50 PM
Car crusher was Goldfinger.  Had the telephonic conversation.  Will now watch something short.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 08:50:16 PM
td got a bear hug!

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Someday, maybe, I'll get a bare hug.   ;)
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Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:55:49 PM
Vibes for the father of DR CILLA LIZ!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Jrand70 on October 15, 2008, 08:56:07 PM
td got a bear hug!

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Someday, maybe, I'll get a bare hug.   ;)

That thought keeps me going as well......
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:56:22 PM
VIBES FOR CILLA"S DAD!!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 08:56:59 PM
td got a bear hug!

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Someday, maybe, I'll get a bare hug.   ;)

 :o


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Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 08:58:50 PM
Thanks JRand and Vixmom. 
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Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 08:59:16 PM
GRATUITOUS POST # 300!!

On your way to 30,000!

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 09:05:25 PM
I have been catching up on SUPERNATURAL SEASON THREE, and today, before work, I caught the episode, "A Very Supernatural Christmas."  A truly unique episode and now one of my favorites. 

The entire season three was really fantastic on this show. The Blu-rays are coming out next month for Season Three, but the cost is well above what I'd spend ($55). I'll wait for a sale one day. I have the first two seasons on regular DVD, both bouoght on sale for less than $15 each.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: MBarnum on October 15, 2008, 09:05:42 PM
Vibes of Cillaliz's dad!!!!!!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 09:07:16 PM
The fun movie I plucked from the shelf was YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, Connery's fifth James Bond film. I think it's the most underrated of his Bonds flicks, and I find it much more entertaining than THUNDERBALL or DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. (It's shorter, too; less than two hours). I watched the Ultimate Edition remaster which looks and sounds far better than any previous release. Still has some sharpness issues, but it's still cleaner and more watchable than ever before.

The first six Bond Blu-rays (not counting CASINO ROYALE which came out a year ago) come out next week, so I'll be trying to work my way through them whenever I have a spare moment later next week.

What's the name of the one with the car crusher?  When we were kids my folks used to bundle us into our Pj's grab some pillows and blankets and load my 2 little brothers and me into the back of the station wagon and go off to the Johnny All Weather Drive In

they had a playground inthe back and they would show a bunch of cartoons and then the kids would supposedly be tuckered out and fall asleep so the adult movie could start

We were still watching when that  scene came on....OH MY!! Whenever I hear Jame Bond that is the first thing that comes to mind....(and I still have to watch that scene from between my fingers)

BK beat me to the answer. He's right, of course: GOLDFINGER.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: MBarnum on October 15, 2008, 09:07:56 PM
Picked up mom and met my sister Sue at IHOP's for dinner.

It was fund.

I am now home and the house is quite chilly, so I think I will crawl into bed with Bosco and Freddy and go to sleep.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Matt H. on October 15, 2008, 09:08:23 PM
Now I'm heading down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 09:09:30 PM
Picked up mom and met my sister Sue at IHOP's for dinner.

It was fund.



I always have a fund time at IHOP too

 ;D :-*
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Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 09:10:49 PM
Vibes for Cilla's dad
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Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 09:10:50 PM
Twelve OH Nine in the AM - it's officially tomorrow... so off to bed for me...
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: DERBRUCER on October 15, 2008, 09:11:32 PM
Next, I checked back in with PUSHING DAISIES. And it will be for the last time. I really love Lee Pace and Kristin Chenoweth, but the show, despite being a mystery, just does not engage me. Besides, when BONES comes back after its baseball hiatus, that will get my full attention.

At least with BONES, when they're dead, they stay dead!

der Brucer
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: vixmom on October 15, 2008, 09:11:41 PM
Vibes for Cilla's dad

Hi FJL... why didnlt you get to see BillyElliot? I hope you are not ill.

 Did Skip like it?
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Post by: FJL on October 15, 2008, 09:11:52 PM
Thanks for the info, Jose.  Got to watch CNN until 12 and now watching the Project Runway season finale.
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 09:13:30 PM
Thanks MBarnum and FJL...it's appreciated...although he would probably be totally embarassed if he knew I was talking about his bowels on the internet
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Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 09:13:34 PM
My dad had to go to the hospital today. He has/had an obstruction in his bowel of some sort and after going through procedures similar to those Callie went through, he is now home and has to drink two bottles of the stuff you drink before a colonoscopy.  He said it isn't doing any good yet...they think it's the powder stuff they gave him after he got his gall bladder out that's just been working too well.  He and mom seem pretty optimistic about it, but I am concerned.  Vibes would be appreciated.


~~~Vibes for Cilla's Dad!!~~~
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
GRATUITOUS POST # 300!!

On your way to 30,000!

der Brucer

Onward and upward!! ;D
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: George on October 15, 2008, 09:25:00 PM
Well, I've got a lot of TV watching to do, so sadly, I must Wussburger and say good night, now.

Good night, now!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 09:35:23 PM
Thanks George
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 09:35:41 PM
Think I'll go to sleep.  Night all
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 09:50:36 PM
td got a bear hug!

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Someday, maybe, I'll get a bare hug.   ;)

 :o


perhaps if youhad been herehttp://homepage.eircom.net/~ator/SpencerTunickNewcastle/SpencerTunickNewcastle.htm (http://homepage.eircom.net/~ator/SpencerTunickNewcastle/SpencerTunickNewcastle.htm)

Oh, my!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 09:51:03 PM
I want to send some vibes to Cilla's dad!
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: td on October 15, 2008, 09:54:10 PM
I have been catching up on SUPERNATURAL SEASON THREE, and today, before work, I caught the episode, "A Very Supernatural Christmas."  A truly unique episode and now one of my favorites. 

The entire season three was really fantastic on this show. The Blu-rays are coming out next month for Season Three, but the cost is well above what I'd spend ($55). I'll wait for a sale one day. I have the first two seasons on regular DVD, both bouoght on sale for less than $15 each.

You ain't just whistling "Dixie!"  This season is super!  I simply can't wait for my evenings after work and my afternoons between shifts to catch up with those Winchester boys!  The distaff additions to the cast have proven to be verrry interrresting. . .
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 09:55:18 PM
Inspired by earlier postings, I was a little hungry, but I wanted 0 calories and fat grams - so I went to Gelson's and bought a tomato and a cucumber, got home, cut them up, doused with vinegar (which I believe has 0 of everything), added a little salt and pepper and ate it all up and boy was it great and it hit the spot just perfectly AND it's actually filling - I don't think there's any real calories in a tomato and a cucumber.
Title: Re: MERCURY IS OUT OF RETROGRADE
Post by: Laura on October 15, 2008, 10:08:19 PM
Prayers and vibes for DR Cillaliz's dad!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 10:12:21 PM
Thanks TD and Laura...

now I'm going to sleep...I'm still feeling inspired by Ken Burns.  Sort of makes me want to go back to school and become a history teacher
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Post by: Cillaliz on October 15, 2008, 10:17:46 PM
Tomorrow I hope to get a lot of work done.

I spent today going back and forth between the Lexis rep who is doing a real hard sell on online research and I don't like it, and the Westlaw rep who is doing a soft sell but may be getting farther with me. The Westlaw database is better for what i'm doing now, but I don't think i'll be saving money which was the goal, lol.

I told them both I wasn't going to buy anything today I have to sit down and compare.  I don't think my contract with lexis is up until December 31, but I've gotten Westlaw to agree to giving me 2 months free.  They are both trying like crazy to make a sale before the end of the month.  Times must be tough in the online legal research biz
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:01:27 PM
Dakota - we've asked to keep the political stuff to a minimum - you weren't around for the brouhaha, so all I ask is to hold off until after the election.
Laura gave me a heads up and i removed them :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:10:27 PM
Vibes to Cilla's dad... My thoughts are with you..
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Post by: bk on October 15, 2008, 11:13:57 PM
Excellent review for Scent Of Mystery from Film Score Monthly:

Scent of Mystery (1960) *** 1/2
 
MARIO NASCIMBENE/JORDAN RAMIN
Kritzerland KR 20011-7
14 tracks - 35:39


Bruce Kimmel’s label has released this much sought-after ’60s oddity featuring music mostly by Mario Nascimbene, with additional material by Jordan Ramin. The album also boasts two songs with lyrics by Harold Adamson, sung by Eddie Fisher. Scent of Mystery was unique for its time, as it was the first film to be shown (at least in New York) in glorious Smell-o-vision. On that note, the CD booklet even allows you to have an aromatic experience while reading the notes.

Nascimbene scores the strange little comic mystery with a heavy helping of jazz, including a prominent Gershwin-esque clarinet solo early on. Meanwhile, carefully detailed orchestral writing emphasizes the film’s comedy aspects; there is even a bit of Ravelian scoring for piccolo, flute and bassoon in a medley that accompanies a street stroll. It’s all deliciously wonderful, capturing the joie de vivre of the film’s light-hearted approach with colorful orchestrations that also hint at the locale. A few well-placed car horns (especially for “The Chase”) make for humorous additional color.

Scent of Mystery was the single release from Ramrod Records and originally featured a mono pressing (a few made it out in stereo). For this CD release, Kritzerland presents the score in perfect stereo. This unexpected pleasure is easily recommended for fans of jazz scores of the ’60s, and is worth tracking down in this limited (1,000) edition available from the label’s website: www.kritzerland.com. You can go there to hear some clips as well, just in case you need more encouragement. —Steven A. Kennedy
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Post by: DakotaCelt on October 15, 2008, 11:44:52 PM
A very nice review indeed!