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Title: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 12:07:57 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were together again, and now it is time for you to post until the together again cows come home.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 12:09:01 AM
And the word of the day is: GRAMINEOUS!
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 12:45:47 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com to former dear reader Jay.
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Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 12:51:47 AM
Topic of the Day:  No question...The Carol Burnett Show.  Like Johnny Carson for talk shows, she had the best variety show.
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Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 01:05:54 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to D(former)R Jay!
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 01:23:26 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com to former dear reader Jay.

DITTO!!  I have always enjoyed his posts when I've seen them in the archives.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 01:23:53 AM
Topic of the Day:  No question...The Carol Burnett Show. 

DOUBLE DITTO!
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 01:24:22 AM
DR MBarnum, glad your hook up was finally successful.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 01:24:42 AM
DR Cillaliz - thank you for the information on Roku.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 01:25:16 AM
bk, enjoyed the notes once again.   :)
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 02:28:52 AM
I'm not trying to be rude or insensitive but you couldn't get me on a pair of skis for a million dollars!!! Even with a helmet

I've never skied in my life and after this latest accident I have negative desire to do so. Sonny Bono, Michael Kennedy, my sister (she didn't die but the first time she was on skis she fell and broke her leg).
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 02:29:29 AM
It was a beautiful day yesterday. Today won't be as nice according to Sam Champion.
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 02:34:36 AM
Although we are not in danger of closing my office has released a memo detailing our financial suffering. They have made some decisions about cost cutting including no more magazines. When the subscription runs out they won't renew. They have stopped having flowers at the front desk. No more refreshments for any meeting including those with outside clients. No travel unless it's absolutely necessary. No hardware upgrades (as my computer begins to die). The possibility of not printing some of our long standing publications and turning them into downloadable PDF files. They have furloughed our temps. We have a group of long term temp employees, some have been here for 12 or 13 years and they all must take 2 months off without pay. This won't be happening to full time permanent employees but it's still scary.

There is a Q & A session this afternoon which I assume will be fully attended.
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 02:35:52 AM
It's 5:30 and I'm all alone. I'm listening to BBC World News on WNYC.

In a week and a day I will be leaving New York to go to Wisconsin to see my husband!
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Post by: Michael on March 19, 2009, 03:59:20 AM
TOD


The Carol Burnett Show
Ed Sullivan Show

and to a certain extent

Donny and Marie
Sonny and Cher (before the divorce)
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 19, 2009, 05:36:31 AM
And the word of the day is: GRAMINEOUS!

And The Song Of The Day Is: THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 05:40:54 AM
DR MBARNUM is wireless!!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 05:42:16 AM
DR SAM - we used Mona-Vie now ant then.  I have some friends who give it to me as a gift.  It is a nice tasting concoction and it does increase energy and help with weight loss when used in connection with diet and exercise.  It IS expensive.  Do they not offer a TRIAL bottle rather than buying FOUR to begin with?
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 05:42:56 AM
Perhaps my CD's will arrive today!

Great notes, and more anticipation about a new soundtrack release!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 05:43:53 AM
Off to do some shopping and banking and we shall see what the day brings.  Hard thunderstorms last night, but today seems to be clear, so far.

TOD:

Ed Sullivan
Red Skelton
Carol Burnett
Kraft Music Hall
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 05:44:19 AM
The Judy Garland Show - which I only got to see if Bonanza was preempted or was a rerun.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 05:52:02 AM
HAPPY "ZOMBIE BABIES INVADE CARROT PATCH" DAY!!!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/Sb7FYQiEvqI/AAAAAAAACNw/ada0a68y9dQ/s400/Maggie+h-carrot+jockeys.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 05:53:08 AM
I thought I was adjusting to my new lenses pretty well until I walked into the supermarket this morning.  WOWSA!   :P
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 06:03:58 AM
My Anya isn't here yet but it's only 9am
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 06:05:13 AM
Even though David Pevsner wasn't in Whoop-De-Doo they mentioned it yesterday in Donald's interview and I pulled it out to listen to it. I can't listen to When Pigs Fly (David was in Pigs) because Anthony has it with him in Wisconsin.
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Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 06:06:06 AM
West Side Story opens tonight at the Palace
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 06:11:22 AM
West Side Story opens tonight at the Palace

And if you have a good deal of time on your hands, you can read all about it, and its director Arthur Laurents, HERE (http://nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/55341/).  Not as detailed as the new book DR elmore3003 mentioned, but also shorter.  A little bit.

(http://images.nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/laurents090323_2_250.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 06:12:14 AM
DR Ben, glad to hear that your job is safe.  It's getting really scary out there.
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Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:42:45 AM
I thought I was adjusting to my new lenses pretty well until I walked into the supermarket this morning.  WOWSA!   :P

You can read the price tags now?
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Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:43:34 AM
I'm not trying to be rude or insensitive but you couldn't get me on a pair of skis for a million dollars!!! Even with a helmet


Not only am I afraid of skiing, I am afraid of snow as well.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:49:33 AM
Good morning, all! I slept late because I was up too late reading my friend Lewis Stadlen's new bio. I'm up to the beginning of rehearsals for MINNIE'S BOYS and Shelley Winters' craziness. I'd heard a lot of stories on the show from Lewis, and sometimes from Lewis with the late great Julie Kurnitz, and he's got a few here I'd never heard before.

Today, the laundry is in the washers, and I have vacuuming and mopping. After that, concert work. My ANYA CD didn't arrive yesterday; perhaps today.

TOD: The Gary Moore Show
         Ed Sullivan
         The Bell Telephone Hour
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Druxy on March 19, 2009, 06:51:11 AM
Trivia question about THE ROBE...and no fair looking it up on the imdb or anyplace else. 

Who played the role of Judas in THE ROBE?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jennifer on March 19, 2009, 06:58:24 AM
re: last night's AMERICAN IDOL RESULTS

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all happy with who went home. I really liked alexis was sort of sad when the
judges didn't save her.  I was wondering if they would save her, allison, or megan
if they had to. It's a tough call. I guess they are saving it in case danny/adam/lil
somehow get in danger. I was praying that it would be michael sarver who went
home. Maybe next week! whow woiuwiuwiuwiuwiu iu iu iu loo boo too roo uiiu
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Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 07:09:35 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  This afternoon I have to take my aunt to her optician's for a adjustment to her new glasses.

And tonight, for the first time in my life, I will watch MTV:

Taking the Stage (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090319/NEWS0102/903190306/1055/NEWS)
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Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 07:12:26 AM
DR Ben - I'm sorry to hear about all the cost-cutting measures at your workplace and wonder how they're going to affect the program from which I just retired.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 19, 2009, 07:33:42 AM
I'd have to echo elmore:  The Garry Moore Show, Ed Sullivan, and the Bell Telephone Hour as well as The Hollywood Palace.  Actually, I wasn't allowed to stay up for the Garry Moore Show very much, but my parents watched it religiously and I used to listen to it from my bedroom.  It was like radio...I remember particularly "That wonderful, wonderful year!"

BK, I remember The Golden Mall and that theatre well.  I used to work at the Book City in the Golden Mall.  I think I also remember Udana Power.  Was she Texan by any chance?  I think I met her once at a party of old Dallasites a friend gave.  I probably still have a business card of hers tucked in an old phone book someplace.  She seemed, at the time, sort of New Age-ish.  You may have also re-introduced her to me at the Schmidt/Jones night at the Pasadena Playhouse.  Is that possible?
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Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 07:35:33 AM
Good morning!

My friend John and I are doing an early lunch so my time on-line this morning may be brief. Beautiful day here, and I'm looking forward to being out in the fresh air and sunshine for part of the day. May be out more than I expect if those Blu-rays I want (THE ROBE, QVO VADIS) don't arrive today.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 07:39:43 AM
On TV Tonight!™

ABC - UGLY BETTY (last episode before hiatus), GREY'S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE
NBC - comedies, ER
FOX - BONES, HELL'S KITCHEN
CBS - NCAA basketball (March Madness)
CW  - SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 07:42:18 AM
BK,

Re ANYA:

I ordered the morning the item went live on your Kritzerland site. (Was that a Monday?). My mail server deletes mail after three days unless it's saved, so I can't forward you the invoice, but I definitely got one from Paypal. Remember that the invoice will be under my given name (ugh) Francis.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 07:44:01 AM
I will be bitterly disappointed if the Blu-ray of THE ROBE doesn't arrive today. I cannot watch that old DVD version of the movie. As BK said, it's wretched with lots of speckles, spots, dirt, pretty awful color, and a partially cropped picture.

I'm taking a day off primarily to watch it.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 07:44:31 AM
I must head down to get cleaned up for my early lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 07:45:58 AM
NEWSPAPER BOX GRAVEYARD

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Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 07:46:22 AM
BK,

Re ANYA:

I ordered the morning the item went live on your Kritzerland site. (Was that a Monday?). My mail server deletes mail after three days unless it's saved, so I can't forward you the invoice, but I definitely got one from Paypal. Remember that the invoice will be under my given name (ugh) Francis.

DR MattH, since I deduct every CD from my taxes, I print out a receipt for everthing I buy on Paypal. I would think you should be able to deduct a lot of your CD purchases as a reviewer. My Paypal receipt is dated 3/04, if that's any help at all, and I think the site went up about a week later.

I guess LIFE ON MARS, since it's sadly departing in two weeks, is working up a big send off fro the series, I sure hope it comes out on DVD.
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Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 08:11:30 AM
I also have yet to receive ANYA and/or RIO.  And I'm not very far from Valley Village, CA.  ;)
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 08:13:13 AM
ANYA and RIO arrived here today.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 08:13:30 AM
DR CP - I commented on QUICKSILVER yesterday as requested.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:13:32 AM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 08:13:38 AM
We have been missing some peoples.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 08:14:26 AM
DR DAW thanks for the link and the photo.    HMMMMMMMMMM......I may have to buy the book.

I think a couple of anecdotes about Melina and ILLYA DARLING are mentioned in passing in THE SEASON.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 08:16:55 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I've already had a production meeting.  Which, as far as production meetings are concerned, was relatively painless.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 08:17:19 AM
*Pardon my mixed verb tenses in my previous post.  I think.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 08:17:33 AM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Thank you, Mikey!

I just checked; you can sign up to be notified when it's available, but I didn't see any pre-order link. I can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 08:20:45 AM
You're welcome, DR Jrand58.  The new book is primarily about directing and about Gypsy and West Side Story, I believe.  There are other books on his total life/career.
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 08:22:38 AM
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 08:23:45 AM
You're welcome, DR Jrand58.  The new book is primarily about directing and about Gypsy and West Side Story, I believe.  There are other books on his total life/career.

It's Evil Arthur's chance to lay out everyone who disagrees with him and to defend "his" versions of the facts. He also touches on I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and other shows, but it's essentially the Gospel According to Arthir" and look out, anyone who dares to challenge it!
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Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 08:24:50 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ASooKung0o8/Sb7JyHbkAlI/AAAAAAAAA6M/u_cwjmdgGwA/s320/gym.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 08:28:12 AM
For any DRs who may be considering a new cellphone...

The Only Cellphone You Will Ever Need - Sumsing Turbo 3000 Xi Multitask (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DHrHMsT7KQ&feature=player_embedded)

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

*Sorry, DR DAW - I guess you'll have to watch the clip when you get home. ;)  -Although, I guess you could watch it on you iTouch?  Hmm.... ???
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 08:52:21 AM
Good morning!

My friend John and I are doing an early lunch so my time on-line this morning may be brief. Beautiful day here, and I'm looking forward to being out in the fresh air and sunshine for part of the day. May be out more than I expect if those Blu-rays I want (THE ROBE, QVO VADIS) don't arrive today.


"The Robe" had me blown away last night.  I've never seen it like this.  The richness in detail is exhilarating.  The score sounds incredible, especially on Audio Channel 6 (isolated).  It's long been one of my top 5 favorite scores and Fox Home Entertainment served the film and the soundtrack very well with this massive restoration.

I noted for the first time in all my many viewings of the film that the photography is quite special -- master cinematographer Leon Shamroy did some incredible work during his career, but most folks know him as the man behind those special filters for "South Pacific".  His work on many films, including "Cleopatra", is exquisite.  Here, working with a brand new medium, you can see the extraordinary efforts Shamroy went to in order to "properly light" his shots, especially those where the only light sources were oil lamps or torches.  When Marcellus bursts into the room in Cana where he learns Demetrius is staying, the light streaming in through the window -- the light by which Demetrius was reading -- is absolutely poetic.

"The Robe" is seldom, if ever, cited for the absolutely clever and innovative composition of images in shots through the film, but director Henry Koster FILLED his screen with highly dramatic placements of people.  Some of the shots are staggeringly beautiful.  The "Palm Sunday" sequence as Marcellus rides toward Jerusalem is stunning.  As the procession passes Demetrius, there is this TRUE sense that Jesus is off camera and "behind us" as we look at Demetrius watching him pass.  Add to that the wonderful scoring and it's an extraordinary cinematic moment.  And this film is FILLED with extraordinary moments -- Marcellus' entry into the slave market, Diana's farewell to Marcellus at the docks in Ostia, the sequence where Demetrius seeks out Jesus in order to warn him of what the Romans are doing and his conversation with Judas (an unbilled Michael Ansara), the entire Crucifixion sequence (and it's extremely moving), Marcellus' madness, the arrival at Capri (stunning shot), the rescue of Demetrius, the chase and the final confrontation with Caligula in the palace are all extremely memorable and satisfying.  I can think of NO CinemaScope film that used the process more dramatically or more satisfyingly (contrast it with MGM's "It's Always Fair Weather" where folks often seem lost in cavernous spaces).

Performances in this film are NOT -- repeat NOT -- under the radar, despite the common pap you read time and time again.  Burton is wonderful as Marcellus, Jean Simmons is exquisite as Diana, and Victor Mature is a revelation as Demetrius.   In fact, Mature probably turns in the best performance of his career in one of the better performances in this film.  Not to be left out is Jay Robinson whose Caligula is one of the finest screen creations I've seen.

I have no idea what the Standard DVD of this film looks like, but I can tell you that in Blu-ray, it's heartbreakingly beautiful.

I was disappointed, however, in the special features section of publicity materials.  I was hoping to see press materials, posters, lobby cards and stills unknown to me.   Instead, I see a rather beat-up copy of the souvenir program (I have two in my collection in far better condition), a few lobby cards from the 1963 reissue set (I have that set, plus 80% of the original lobby set), NO stills from the color front-of-the-house (8 X 10) variety (I have a mint set of these) and nothing but a few black and white samples from the campaign/pressbook (I have a complete pressbook with color stills throughout).  I did see one poster I'd never seen, but I have tons more stuff in my meager collection than was offered.   There were, in one section, some wonderful color portraits I've never seen, including one of Caligula and some posed shots of other actors in the cast. 

I have to say that on the basis of the smiley-boxed "How the West Was Won" and this issue of "The Robe", my investment in Blu-ray has been MORE than worth it!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 08:53:30 AM
In other news...

I talked to my father this morning about the upcoming trip to the Philippines.  It turns out that the reason they've planned this trip so relatively fast, soon, is because my Dad's brother is ill.  Alas, due to flight availability and my own work schedule, it doesn't look like I'll be able to make the trip with them this time.  Apparently, the only available flight the week of April 27 is on April 27 - which is my closing day.  There is a possibility that I could fly out there on May 4, but I'm just not sure I could afford to juggle some of the gigs I already have lined up - and forfeit those pay checks either.

I'm off today, and as I walk around downtown Charleston this afternoon, I'll give it some more thought...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 08:54:20 AM
Welcome back, DR Ron Pulliam!  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:04:53 AM
OK... Time to spend a few more hours wandering around downtown Charleston.

Laters...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:10:27 AM
PAGE THREE CHARLESTON BATTERY DANCE

(http://www.muschealth.com/bin/f/n/batterycharlestonsc400x255.jpg)


*I hope to take my own picture this afternoon.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 09:16:33 AM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com


II can't believe asch a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!


My exact thoughts about the short run of MR ED.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 09:17:00 AM
A beautiful place to do some thinking and photography DR JOSE....and introduce Monkey to his new surroundings as well.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 09:17:42 AM
I ordered Mr Laurents' book....I have his previous memoir which was interesting - although Dr. Douglas Dick doesn't come off so well.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 09:18:55 AM
I have the new regular THE ROBE dvd which I enjoy very much.  I like the movie, I had even bought a video of it several years ago....I also got DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS, both were shown on NBC'S SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, probably during the first season. 
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 09:20:23 AM
I had bid $20 on a book about the architecture of Richard Neutra.  After I bid, I scrolled down the page and found the same book on Buy It Now for $12......grrrrrrrrrr....

BUT this morning someone out bid me by nine cents, so I went ahead and bought the other copy.

At last, a plan comes together.
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Post by: Michael on March 19, 2009, 09:21:48 AM
BK

I had asked this yesterday and I did not see an answer for it.


Did you receive the lyrics from Sondheim and compare them to I Think She Needs Me to see they are his lyrics?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:25:12 AM
Sondheim hasn't had time to listen to the tracks I sent him and compare.  He just e-mailed me and told me he'd get to it today or tomorrow.
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Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2009, 09:25:54 AM
I had bid $20 on a book about the architecture of Richard Neutra.  After I bid, I scrolled down the page and found the same book on Buy It Now for $12......grrrrrrrrrr....

BUT this morning someone out bid me by nine cents, so I went ahead and bought the other copy.

At last, a plan comes together.

Terrific for you!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:26:15 AM
I know Kauffman's CDs were mailed because I addressed that package.  If MattH ordered on the day it went live, that would have been on a Friday, so I'll try to go back through all these invoices and see if it's marked "completed."
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:26:49 AM
Seems like it would have been Friday March 6.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:27:27 AM
I'll have to do the long jog when I get back from delivering CDs, which shouldn't be later than eleven-fifteen - should be nice and hot by then.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:27:39 AM
Oh, and I'm up.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:31:40 AM
Found the MattH invoice which is indeed marked "completed" so hopefully it will arrive soon.
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Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 09:32:09 AM
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Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 09:32:58 AM
DR Jose- Vibes for your uncle.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 19, 2009, 09:43:26 AM
Hello, everyone.

Slept WELL last night--so nice! Then had to go to the lab to have some blood tests done this morning.


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Post by: Jeanne on March 19, 2009, 09:44:04 AM
Nothing to report.
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Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 09:47:19 AM
DR Cilla I found the link for the Good Morning interview with the neurosurgeon.  You might find it somewhat helpful in understanding what happened.  http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7109626
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Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 09:54:16 AM
Another interesting article of doctors disputer weather she could have been saved or not.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7116273&page=1

I'm sure this will always torment the family.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 10:00:57 AM
This month's Vanity Fair issue has several interesting articles including those on Bernie Medoff, John Cheever, the American Dream, and the new batch of movie comedians Seth Rogen, Jason Segal and some others.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 19, 2009, 10:09:34 AM
Jrand, saw your Quicksilver comments yesterday, thanks!

Jose, Charleston is a beautiful city.  Great restaurants too. Enjoy!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 10:10:08 AM
BK,

Re ANYA:

I ordered the morning the item went live on your Kritzerland site. (Was that a Monday?). My mail server deletes mail after three days unless it's saved, so I can't forward you the invoice, but I definitely got one from Paypal. Remember that the invoice will be under my given name (ugh) Francis.

DR MattH, since I deduct every CD from my taxes, I print out a receipt for everthing I buy on Paypal. I would think you should be able to deduct a lot of your CD purchases as a reviewer. My Paypal receipt is dated 3/04, if that's any help at all, and I think the site went up about a week later.

I guess LIFE ON MARS, since it's sadly departing in two weeks, is working up a big send off fro the series, I sure hope it comes out on DVD.


I've read that ABC is planning a DVD even as we speak about it!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 10:12:12 AM
I have the new regular THE ROBE dvd which I enjoy very much.  I like the movie, I had even bought a video of it several years ago....I also got DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS, both were shown on NBC'S SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, probably during the first season. 


"Demetrius" was shown, but not "The Robe."  As Saturday Night at the Movies was in the second half of its second season (1962-63), "The Robe" was having its first theatrical re-release (1963).

ABC bought the rights from Fox to do annual Easter airings of "The Robe" starting in 1968.  They paid quite a tidy sum for it, too.  After a few years, Fox sold the rights for TV packages of "The Robe" and ABC switched its Easter offering  to "The Ten Commandments" which continues to this day.

Happily enough, the very first movie shown on Saturday Night at the Movies was the very first movie COMPLETED in CinemaScope (albeit the second one to be released to theaters):  "How to Marry A Millionaire".
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 10:18:39 AM
Found the MattH invoice which is indeed marked "completed" so hopefully it will arrive soon.

It's probably buried under a post office backlog of DVD packages from the various studios who send him stuff for his reviewing job!  :)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 10:26:46 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh-----I probably thought I was seeing THE ROBE when I was seeing DEMETRIUS.....
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 10:43:30 AM
And don't forget that next Tuesday brings us the release of ROOM 222 season 1, on dvd  ;D

It makes me smile!


(http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/graphics/news3/Room222_S1.jpg)





and it is such a shame that Lloyd Haynes died so young...he was such a good actor, and rather nice to look at  8)



(http://www.whenmoviesweremovies.com/Haynes02.jpg)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2009, 10:54:27 AM
It's a lovely morning, and I took a nice walk .  It's supposed to be 90 degrees today, but the forecast is that it will cool down to a brisk 72 by the weekend!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2009, 10:55:00 AM
Vibes to all, and cherish your life!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jrand70 on March 19, 2009, 10:56:31 AM
Cherish - that's an Association.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:13:23 AM
Association

Guilt by?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:16:34 AM
Well, I just learned that due to unclear email communication - which was not on my part, by the way - my actions may have cost my company $17,000+.

I wonder if they will dock my pay?      :-\
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 11:26:47 AM
Oy!!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 11:27:09 AM
I'm about to head down to our "financial crisis" meeting to hear the news.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:27:43 AM
Pogue, great memory - you did indeed meet Miss Power at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:27:57 AM
I shipped, I delivered, and now I shall jog.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 11:28:33 AM
And don't forget that next Tuesday brings us the release of ROOM 222 season 1, on dvd  ;D

It makes me smile!


(http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/graphics/news3/Room222_S1.jpg)





and it is such a shame that Lloyd Haynes died so young...he was such a good actor, and rather nice to look at  8)



(http://www.whenmoviesweremovies.com/Haynes02.jpg)

You may want to read my review at DVDTalk--source elements are in pretty deplorable shape.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:34:14 AM
source elements are in pretty deplorable shape.

Hey, is that some kind of euphemism??       ;)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:41:50 AM
***MEETING VIBES***
for DR Ben!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:42:32 AM
***WELLNESS VIBES***
for the Dear Uncle of Uncle JoJo!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 11:42:48 AM
Good news:  BDs of THE ROBE and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS arrived today.

Bad news:  No KRITZERLAND package.  BK, is there a reason you don't utilize Paypal's built-in shipping feature, which would automatically print labels (with delivery confirmation) for you?  I'm just curious if something got misaddressed somehow.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:49:40 AM
I'm just curious if something got misaddressed somehow.

No.

It's just you.

;D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 11:54:44 AM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com


II can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!


My exact thoughts about the short run of MR ED.

And what planet are you from, again?

My Kritzerland CD arrived today!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 11:55:35 AM
This morning I went into the backyard, and this is what I saw:
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 11:58:00 AM
And not this?

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:T-Xs1vAUdLkmnM:http://www.onlinemarketingrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/outhouse-moon.jpg)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 12:05:51 PM
Perhaps my CD's will arrive today!

Great notes, and more anticipation about a new soundtrack release!!

Ditto, Ditto and Ditto!! ;D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ben on March 19, 2009, 12:19:58 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com


II can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!


My exact thoughts about the short run of MR ED.

Ad what planet are you from, again?

My Kritzerland CD arrived today!

Well, mine should be somewhere in my office then. Perhaps tomorrow.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 12:48:20 PM
tomorrow

(http://www.evergreentimes.com/113007/images/th7.jpg)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well... Let's just say that I have a very happy tummy right now. I have been thoroughly enjoying some of Charleston's classic Low Country cuisine - as well as a bit of New York too!

:)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 12:55:29 PM
*And, yes, DRs - I will be posting some food porn later tonight. Brace yourselves, or just look away from the screen. ;)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 01:08:37 PM
JMK, I just read your review and I had no knowledge of your connection with ROOM 222! That is so cool!

And what were your impressions of the cast? And what was the plot of the episode that your class had a hand in?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:22:14 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Thank you, Mikey!

I just checked; you can sign up to be notified when it's available, but I didn't see any pre-order link. I can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!

I am disheartened by the show's lack of success as anyone, but the network can't really be blamed. They gave it every possible chance to catch on, placing it behind two of their biggest hits: GREY'S ANATOMY and LOST, and the public just didn't take to it after watching its pilot (it did have 12 million people watch its premiere episode.)

So, blame the moronic public for not supporting a well made show. They're the reason it's being taken off.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 01:22:52 PM
JMK, no nothing got mis-addressed - I have NO control over the USPS.  Some got their discs on Tuesday morning (I shipped end of day Monday) and some still haven't gotten them.  It makes no sense, and I don't do delivery confirmation anymore as I'd have to raise the shipping prices, which I'll probably have to do anyway once they raise their rates in May. 
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 01:24:08 PM
I did the long jog, have shaved, and will now shower, then go pick up packages and mail (hopefully!).
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:24:11 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com


II can't believe asch a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!


My exact thoughts about the short run of MR ED.

???

MR. ED ran four seasons. That was a healthy run for those days. DOBIE GILLIS ran four years. Both were considered successes.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:27:22 PM
Found the MattH invoice which is indeed marked "completed" so hopefully it will arrive soon.

My ANYA disc arrived today, so all that fretting was for nothing. Thanks for being so conscientious about it, however, bk. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:30:13 PM
What did NOT arrive today, however, was my Blu-ray edition of THE ROBE (or QVO VADIS). I am LIVID about these not arriving!!!!!


Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn!!!!! (a Henry Higgins reference).
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:31:06 PM
My friend Jeff came over today and we had a nice long visit. We talk on the phone weekly, but I don't think we had seen each other since Christmas.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:33:16 PM
I saw a couple of shows. I did watch last night's LIFE. Not as interesting an episode as some other recent ones, and Gabrielle Union as Charlie's new partner was fine. I do love Charlie's quirky personality.

Reading next week's TV GUIDE, there was a listing by network about shows in trouble, and according to it, LIFE is a certain goner. (CHUCK is still "on the bubble.") That didn't make me especially happy.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:34:06 PM
I also had time after Jeff left to watch the first half of CSI: NY. A good murder case has me thoroughly interested.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:34:22 PM
Page Five Dance!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 01:35:00 PM
I selected a Blu-ray to watch this evening before UGLY BETTY comes on, that Kevin Spacey Vegas-romp '21.'
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 01:38:12 PM
Well, I just learned that due to unclear email communication - which was not on my part, by the way - my actions may have cost my company $17,000+.

I wonder if they will dock my pay?      :-\

:o YIKES!

~~~VIBES FOR NO DOCKED PAY (or worse)!!~~~
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 01:41:52 PM
Well, I just learned that due to unclear email communication - which was not on my part, by the way - my actions may have cost my company $17,000+.

I wonder if they will dock my pay?      :-\

I wonder if you forgot to overnight express via FED-EX!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 02:09:28 PM
I have some computer maintenance duties to perform and then I'll head down to finish CSI: NY and then watch '21.'

WBBL.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 02:18:26 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com


II can't believe asch a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!


My exact thoughts about the short run of MR ED.

???

MR. ED ran four seasons. That was a healthy run for those days. DOBIE GILLIS ran four years. Both were considered successes.

It was just a joke, sort of a running gag with Elmore and I.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 02:23:00 PM
Speaking of the USPS - it does seem they keep raising their rates and that every time they do so, their service gets WORSE.  It's disgusting.  I'm waiting on two important checks for Kritzerland - both sent over the weekend.  There is NO excuse for them taking this long and it's going to be VERY problematic if it takes much longer, as I have several invoices that just arrived and I do like to pay on time.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 19, 2009, 03:10:13 PM
Pogue, great memory - you did indeed meet Miss Power at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Is she still in the business?

http://poguespages.blogspot.com
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: td on March 19, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
Time to play pinochle.  Be back MUCH later.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 03:14:29 PM
BK--I'm sorry, I cannot accept the fact that you have NO control over the USPS.  Please try to remedy that situation ASAP.   ;)

MB:  we didn't get "the biggies" out to SLC vis a vis Room 222.  We got Judy Strangis and Karen Valentine and maybe one of the other "students", IIRC, all of whom were very sweet.  The plot was about a Ute Indian who matriculated to Walt Whitman and encountered some bigotry.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
BK, even without delivery confirmation, it just seems like it would be a whale of a lot easier to use PayPal's multi-shipping order function and import all your orders and let them print out automatically.  You don't need to use delivery confirmation and it's all automatic.  You just select method of mailing and weight (so you'd have to separate the dual from single orders) and the rest is done at the push of a button.  I can't believe you hand address all those packages.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 03:17:23 PM
And a very happy haineshisway.com to former dear reader Jay.

DITTO!!  I have always enjoyed his posts when I've seen them in the archives.


You've started reading, now?  Next week we can start you on numbers.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on March 19, 2009, 03:36:16 PM
I'm not trying to be rude or insensitive but you couldn't get me on a pair of skis for a million dollars!!! Even with a helmet

I've never skied in my life and after this latest accident I have negative desire to do so. Sonny Bono, Michael Kennedy, my sister (she didn't die but the first time she was on skis she fell and broke her leg).

I grew up skiing.  I've cut my head open with the tip of my ski and had a t-bar smack me in the mouth and cut my lip open, but considering the amount of time I spent on skis as a kid, that wasn't too bad.   It's been years since I downhilled.  I would go again.  I also have my cross country skies which I think are harder to control
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 03:42:07 PM
I've never been skiing.  We lived in Colorado for three and a half years (or so) and never went.  I have no desire to, at all.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Cillaliz on March 19, 2009, 03:45:42 PM
I really liked snow skiing. Not sure I'd like it with a helmet though
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 03:49:47 PM
Thursday morning greetings!  This afternoon I have to take my aunt to her optician's for a adjustment to her new glasses.

And tonight, for the first time in my life, I will watch MTV:

Taking the Stage (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090319/NEWS0102/903190306/1055/NEWS)



You didn't watch when I guest-starred on HIGH SCHOOL STORIES?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 03:54:11 PM
Thursday morning greetings!  This afternoon I have to take my aunt to her optician's for a adjustment to her new glasses.

And tonight, for the first time in my life, I will watch MTV:

Taking the Stage (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090319/NEWS0102/903190306/1055/NEWS)



You didn't watch when I guest-starred on HIGH SCHOOL STORIES?

Ummm....wasn't that pre-television?  :)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 04:06:45 PM
Well, I just learned that due to unclear email communication - which was not on my part, by the way - my actions may have cost my company $17,000+.

I wonder if they will dock my pay?      :-\

VIBES DR DAW!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 04:10:24 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
I saw a couple of shows. I did watch last night's LIFE. Not as interesting an episode as some other recent ones, and Gabrielle Union as Charlie's new partner was fine. I do love Charlie's quirky personality.

Reading next week's TV GUIDE, there was a listing by network about shows in trouble, and according to it, LIFE is a certain goner. (CHUCK is still "on the bubble.") That didn't make me especially happy.

I hope it isn't true LIFE is a goner.

I haven't seen this week's episode & can't comment.  I have noticed that Sarah Shahi is pregnant.  I like her very much and hate to see her leave the show.  Do you have any behind the scenes info on this? 
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
My skiing days are over, I did love it though.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:01:49 PM
Sondheim hasn't had time to listen to the tracks I sent him and compare.  He just e-mailed me and told me he'd get to it today or tomorrow.

Mr. Sondheim just e-mailed you!!!  I would never wash my computer screen again.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 05:02:35 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.


Swoon!

Who knew Mr. Gavin was a of musical theater.


(http://i12.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/f2/ef/7e53_1.JPG)

Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 05:04:26 PM
I'm thinking about e-mailing Mr. Gavin.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:05:35 PM
Another interesting article of doctors disputer weather she could have been saved or not.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7116273&page=1

I'm sure this will always torment the family.


This is very much what ended up killing my friend, Stan.  He feel out of the bed in ICU and it was almost a week before they realized that he was bleeding on his brain.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:28:50 PM
And don't forget that next Tuesday brings us the release of ROOM 222 season 1, on dvd  ;D

It makes me smile!


(http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/graphics/news3/Room222_S1.jpg)


When I lived in Santa Rosa in the early Seventies, I worked in the Coddingtown Mall in town.  Karen Valentine's sister worked at The E at the time and she was virtually a twin of her sister.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:45:04 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Thank you, Mikey!

I just checked; you can sign up to be notified when it's available, but I didn't see any pre-order link. I can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!

I am disheartened by the show's lack of success as anyone, but the network can't really be blamed. They gave it every possible chance to catch on, placing it behind two of their biggest hits: GREY'S ANATOMY and LOST, and the public just didn't take to it after watching its pilot (it did have 12 million people watch its premiere episode.)

So, blame the moronic public for not supporting a well made show. They're the reason it's being taken off.


As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jennifer on March 19, 2009, 05:48:50 PM
DR MattH, do you know if the next 2 episodes are the last for this season?  I really hope this show comes back. But if it doesn't i really hope that they find some way (in the next 2 shows) to give us some closure.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jennifer on March 19, 2009, 05:49:11 PM
Since there is no Survivor tonight i will go watch ugly betty now.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:52:51 PM
Okay, okay, okay.  Strike what I said yesterday.  I am now officially taking down my acting boots once again.  The director has made me an offer that I can't refuse.

Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:56:47 PM
Thursday morning greetings!  This afternoon I have to take my aunt to her optician's for a adjustment to her new glasses.

And tonight, for the first time in my life, I will watch MTV:

Taking the Stage (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090319/NEWS0102/903190306/1055/NEWS)



You didn't watch when I guest-starred on HIGH SCHOOL STORIES?

Ummm....wasn't that pre-television?  :)


I played the Principal!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 05:59:58 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.


Swoon!

Who knew Mr. Gavin was a of musical theater.


(http://i12.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/f2/ef/7e53_1.JPG)



I saw the then still handsome Mr. Gavin in the touring company of SEESAW with Lucie Arnez and Tommy Tune.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:04:05 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 06:05:08 PM
Welcome to newly-registered SweetIrma.  Since I know who it is, I'm hoping SweetIrma will post - and if SweetIrma does, I think everyone will be very happy.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:05:56 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.


Swoon!

Who knew Mr. Gavin was a of musical theater.


(http://i12.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/f2/ef/7e53_1.JPG)

DR MBarnum:

MrGavin, as mentioned by DRTCB has appeared in musicals on stage, besides, he's bubby to Constance Towers (Since 1974!) who sings on the cast recording of ANYA!
I guess the extra cd he's buying is for ME!! LOL!


Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 06:06:30 PM
Just heard the Illya master with all my fixes and it's really good - couldn't do anything about the washy reverb, but with the EQ we came up with, it certainly minimizes it and there is finally some low end to the recording - it sounds alive and vibrant and having the two additional numbers and everything in show order makes all the difference in the world.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:08:29 PM

A recent picture of the still gorgeous looking Gavins (October 2008)

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/i/partypictures/12_23_08/IMG_5717.jpg
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:09:32 PM
 Yes, MrGavin has lost his hair but ... hey! ... I'd like to look like that at 81!!

Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:10:05 PM
Welcome DR SweetIrma!

Do you have any pets?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:11:24 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.


Swoon!

Who knew Mr. Gavin was a of musical theater.




DR MBarnum:

MrGavin, as mentioned by DRTCB has appeared in musicals on stage, besides, he's bubby to Constance Towers (Since 1974!) who sings on the cast recording of ANYA!
I guess the extra cd he's buying is for ME!! LOL!




Welcome, DR (Dear Reader) SweetIrma!  We are glad you have joined us.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 06:11:58 PM
Welcome New D(ear) R(eader) SweetIrma! 
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:12:30 PM
Welcome DR SweetIrma!

Do you have any pets?

No! You are all my pets here! LOL!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 06:13:13 PM
Just heard the Illya master with all my fixes and it's really good - couldn't do anything about the washy reverb, but with the EQ we came up with, it certainly minimizes it and there is finally some low end to the recording - it sounds alive and vibrant and having the two additional numbers and everything in show order makes all the difference in the world.

This is so cool! ;D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:13:40 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?

Well, it is probably better if I don't talk about the offer.  However, let me just say that I will be playing Brother Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS opening May 4 at the Seattle Musical Theatre.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:13:58 PM
Wow, the Gavins look great!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 06:14:32 PM
Well, I must be leaving.  I'm going to see a local production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  The woman who is playing Lucy (my friend, Holly) played Lucy when I played Charlie Brown in 2002!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:14:43 PM
Welcome New D(ear) R(eader) SweetIrma! 
 Muchas gracias, DR George!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 06:15:09 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?

Well, it is probably better if I don't talk about the offer.  However, let me just say that I will be playing Brother Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS opening May 4 at the Seattle Musical Theatre.

Congratulations! 
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 06:15:28 PM
Be back later!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:15:30 PM
Welcome DR SweetIrma!

Do you have any pets?

No! You are all my pets here! LOL!

;D  Bruce is right, you are already a pleasure to have here.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:17:54 PM
DR Elmore, LIFE ON MARS is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Thank you, Mikey!

I just checked; you can sign up to be notified when it's available, but I didn't see any pre-order link. I can't believe such a good series is being cancelled. What a moronic network!

I am disheartened by the show's lack of success as anyone, but the network can't really be blamed. They gave it every possible chance to catch on, placing it behind two of their biggest hits: GREY'S ANATOMY and LOST, and the public just didn't take to it after watching its pilot (it did have 12 million people watch its premiere episode.)

So, blame the moronic public for not supporting a well made show. They're the reason it's being taken off.


As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

                    It's your fault? You moron!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:18:49 PM
Okay, okay, okay.  Strike what I said yesterday.  I am now officially taking down my acting boots once again.  The director has made me an offer that I can't refuse.



The Whore of Babylon in a staged reading of the Bible?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:19:46 PM
Back from some Pasta Papa at Hugo's.  I had a new Anya order waiting - for five copies - ordered by - drum roll - John Gavin, husband to Constance Towers.


Swoon!

Who knew Mr. Gavin was a of musical theater.




DR MBarnum:

MrGavin, as mentioned by DRTCB has appeared in musicals on stage, besides, he's bubby to Constance Towers (Since 1974!) who sings on the cast recording of ANYA!
I guess the extra cd he's buying is for ME!! LOL!




Welcome, DR (Dear Reader) SweetIrma!  We are glad you have joined us.

Ditto! Welcome!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:20:04 PM

As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

I'm a member, too!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:20:18 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?

Well, it is probably better if I don't talk about the offer.  However, let me just say that I will be playing Brother Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS opening May 4 at the Seattle Musical Theatre.

DR TCB, you have one of my favorite songs! Ever!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:21:19 PM

As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

I'm a member, too!

You claim you never watch tv! Were you lying to us?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:21:41 PM
Welcome, DR (Dear Reader) Sweet Irma!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:22:18 PM

As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

I'm a member, too!

You claim you never watch tv! Were you lying to us?

I didn't support said show, so I am a member of the moronic public.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:22:39 PM
Okay, okay, okay.  Strike what I said yesterday.  I am now officially taking down my acting boots once again.  The director has made me an offer that I can't refuse.



The Whore of Babylon in a staged reading of the Bible?


No! I would never take your role away from you!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:22:56 PM
I don't support any shows, I guess.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:24:06 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?

Well, it is probably better if I don't talk about the offer.  However, let me just say that I will be playing Brother Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS opening May 4 at the Seattle Musical Theatre.

DR TCB, you have one of my favorite songs! Ever!


Mine, too.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:25:59 PM

As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

I'm a member, too!

Did you actually watch this show to determine you don't like it? ;)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:26:51 PM
Okay, okay, okay.  Strike what I said yesterday.  I am now officially taking down my acting boots once again.  The director has made me an offer that I can't refuse.



The Whore of Babylon in a staged reading of the Bible?


No! I would never take your role away from you!

I yield to a master!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:27:14 PM
No, I am a member because I didn't support it. Not that I didn't like it; I never watched it.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:27:21 PM
I see you didn't.  I don't think you fit into the moron category, at least by DR elmore's definition ;D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:28:02 PM
I see you didn't.  I don't think you fit into the moron category, at least by DR elmore's definition ;D

That comment about the moron public wasn't my comment, was it?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
I didn't watch the show either.  By the time I was tempted to give it a try it was canceled. 
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:28:47 PM

As a member of the moronic public, let me just say that I didn't like the show.  Sorry that I am so stupid.

I'm a member, too!

Did you actually watch this show to determine you don't like it? ;)


Yes.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:28:54 PM
I will admit to being a moron.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:28:55 PM
I see you didn't.  I don't think you fit into the moron category, at least by DR elmore's definition ;D

That comment about the moron public wasn't my comment, was it?

I thought it was.  LOL, let me double check.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:29:07 PM
Welcome, DR (Dear Reader) Sweet Irma!

Thank you!

"A Member Of The Moronic Pubic" is the title of my next music!

With moronic lyrics and moronic music!

That should be a success! ;)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:30:18 PM
I said "moronic network." And I do mean moronic network: they're taking "Ugly Betty" off the air to run "Motherhood" and Christina Applegate's Samantha series, and I don't believe LOST was a good lead in to LIFE ON MARS at all.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:31:16 PM
"Motherhood." Now there's a reality show.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:32:38 PM
SweetIrma -- whereabouts do you live? I'm in Arizona.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:33:05 PM
  Reality shows are for ... morons!!  ;)

 In my opinion!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:33:08 PM
The stacking of quotes can be confusing-who said what confusing.

Looking again I believe it was DR MBarnum who said "So, blame the moronic public for not supporting a well made show. They're the reason it's being taken off."

Sorry DR elmore. ;D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:34:05 PM
SweetIrma -- whereabouts do you live? I'm in Arizona.

Yes, and you take AMAZING pictures of Nature!

I live in Paris-zona!! LOL!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:34:27 PM
 Reality shows are for ... morons!!  ;)

 In my opinion!

Big sorry folks, I agree with DR SweetIrma. ;)

SweetIrma in case you are wondering, DR stands for Dear Reader.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 06:35:11 PM
SweetIrma -- whereabouts do you live? I'm in Arizona.

I'm in Ashland, just north of the California border.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:35:48 PM
I said "moronic network." And I do mean moronic network: they're taking "Ugly Betty" off the air to run "Motherhood" and Christina Applegate's Samantha series, and I don't believe LOST was a good lead in to LIFE ON MARS at all.


I am sorry that I ever commented on Matt's post.  I just don't understand how not liking a TV show makes me a moron.  I also never liked MY SO CALLED LIFE no matter how many times the critics and the entertainment magazines insisted that I had to like that show.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:36:23 PM
Why, thank you, SweetIrma.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 06:37:08 PM
TCB, I rarely like the things people tell me I should like.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 06:38:11 PM
I said "moronic network." And I do mean moronic network: they're taking "Ugly Betty" off the air to run "Motherhood" and Christina Applegate's Samantha series, and I don't believe LOST was a good lead in to LIFE ON MARS at all.


I am sorry that I ever commented on Matt's post.  I just don't understand how not liking a TV show makes me a moron.  I also never liked MY SO CALLED LIFE no matter how many times the critics and the entertainment magazines insisted that I had to like that show.

Well, I don't watch LOST and never want to, so there!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:39:02 PM
 Reality shows are for ... morons!!  ;)

 In my opinion!

Big sorry folks, I agree with DR SweetIrma. ;)

SweetIrma in case you are wondering, DR stands for Dear Reader.

Hummm ... I think you know I know that already  ;)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:40:50 PM
SweetIrma -- whereabouts do you live? I'm in Arizona.

I'm in Ashland, just north of the California border.

With a BIG dog ... and your husband!! :D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:42:22 PM
  Norom, that's "moron" backwards!

But a backward moron remains a moron anyhow!!  :D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 06:47:54 PM
Welcome, new DR SweetIrma!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 06:48:40 PM
C'mon, a sparkling prize to the first person who guesses who SweetIrma is.  No clews, SweetIrma, although if they go back and read your posts they'll figure it out.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:49:24 PM
DR TB what is the offer that is too good to refuse?

Well, it is probably better if I don't talk about the offer.  However, let me just say that I will be playing Brother Arvide in GUYS AND DOLLS opening May 4 at the Seattle Musical Theatre.


Whoops!  That should be opening May 8.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 06:49:38 PM
Just watched Michigan survive their first game in March Madness - Go Blue!!!

Now, if the football coach from West Virginia can just do in HIS second season what the basketball coach from West Virginia has done in his, I'll be a happy Wolverine.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:49:59 PM
Welcome, new DR SweetIrma!

Thank you Ms Librarian!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 06:51:47 PM
Thursday morning greetings!  This afternoon I have to take my aunt to her optician's for a adjustment to her new glasses.

And tonight, for the first time in my life, I will watch MTV:

Taking the Stage (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090319/NEWS0102/903190306/1055/NEWS)



You didn't watch when I guest-starred on HIGH SCHOOL STORIES?

DR TCB - I didn't know when it aired!  I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JMK on March 19, 2009, 06:52:10 PM
Is SweetIrma Francois in drag?
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 06:52:24 PM
Welcome, new DR SweetIrma!

Thank you Ms Librarian!

Not any more - I retired on January 1.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:53:29 PM
 I don't know if BK has reviewed it but I think LAST CHANCE FOR LOVE (What a lousy title!) is terrific!

Those two actors, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson are so dear to watch!

Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:54:14 PM
Welcome, new DR SweetIrma!

Thank you Ms Librarian!

Not any more - I retired on January 1.

Oh, it's so recent! And remember; once a librarian, always a librarian!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:55:07 PM
 Let's hope DR Vixmom has not worked too hard today!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:56:21 PM
Is SweetIrma Francois in drag?

Portland people are too smart!

Samba!

(You win your copy of Anya that has not arrived yet! :D)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 06:57:08 PM
 It's SweetIrma because of Irma La Douce!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 06:57:48 PM
Is SweetIrma Francois in drag?


That was my first guess.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 07:00:07 PM
 If one wants to discover another great little movie that played the US last august but must have disappeared fast ... It's on dvd now!

BOY A: very sad but very well acted! It got different awards all over Europe!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1078188/
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 07:00:29 PM
Is SweetIrma Francois in drag?

Mine too-LOL
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Laura on March 19, 2009, 07:00:52 PM
Welcome home, Francois -- um, Irma.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 07:04:45 PM
DR SweetIrma, I recently learned that Walt Disney decided to build Disneyland while at the Tivoli Gardens.  If I knew this fact I had completely forgotten it.  Have you ever been to Tivoli Gardens?

Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: TCB on March 19, 2009, 07:06:35 PM



G'night!


Welcome (back) Irma!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 07:09:59 PM
DR SweetIrma, I recently learned that Walt Disney decided to build Disneyland while at the Tivoli Gardens.  If I knew this fact I had completely forgotten it.  Have you ever been to Tivoli Gardens?



Well, it is correct! Actually, he wanted to bring the showmanship and care he saw displayed at that place in Copenhagen. I think he wanted his park even before he went to Tivoli Gardens!
No, I have never been to Tivoli Gardens!

http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays/EuropeanJournal_Tivoli/europeanjournal_tivoli.htm
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 07:12:56 PM
Thanks for the link.  DR SweetIrma I'm very happy you are posting. :)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 07:14:16 PM



G'night!


Welcome (back) Irma!

  Buenas!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2009, 07:14:44 PM
'night
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: elmore3003 on March 19, 2009, 07:19:21 PM



G'night!



Welcome (back) Irma!

Good nght, DR TCB! Sweet dreams, sweet prince!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:03:27 PM
Welcome DR SweetIrma, you will like it here! And anyone who knows who John Gavin is, is a friend of mine!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:05:09 PM
The stacking of quotes can be confusing-who said what confusing.

Looking again I believe it was DR MBarnum who said "So, blame the moronic public for not supporting a well made show. They're the reason it's being taken off."

Sorry DR elmore. ;D

Twas noth me who said that, twas DR MattH.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 08:05:43 PM
My, my....DR SweetIrma either was given a cheat sheet, or has spent a great deal of time lurking.    ;)

I am thrilled that you are here.    :D
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:05:57 PM
 Reality shows are for ... morons!!  ;)

 In my opinion!

Big sorry folks, I agree with DR SweetIrma. ;)




Hey, I resemble that remark!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:06:05 PM
I said "moronic network." And I do mean moronic network: they're taking "Ugly Betty" off the air to run "Motherhood" and Christina Applegate's Samantha series, and I don't believe LOST was a good lead in to LIFE ON MARS at all.


I am sorry that I ever commented on Matt's post.  I just don't understand how not liking a TV show makes me a moron.  I also never liked MY SO CALLED LIFE no matter how many times the critics and the entertainment magazines insisted that I had to like that show.

My comment was a sarcastic rebuttal to DR Elmore's comment. Seems like one can win around here.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: DAW on March 19, 2009, 08:06:38 PM
I am also thrilled that the director prevailed upon DR TCB to return to the stage.     :)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Ginny on March 19, 2009, 08:06:52 PM
Well, as much as I respect Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts, I am clearly not within the MTV demographic.  I gave up on "Taking the Stage" after about 45 minutes.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:09:19 PM
I knew the actress was pregnant in real-life on LIFE, but I had no idea they were going to work around that in this way.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:10:50 PM
This reality show enjoying moron is hearing strange noises from his refrigerator again. I am really hoping it does not have to be replaced.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:11:45 PM
By the time I got back down into the den to watch '21,' I didn't have enough time left to do so since I was going to have to watch UGLY BETTY "live."

Therefore, I began by watching another MOONLIGHT episode, the one with Mick acting as a personal bodyguard to the Brittney-like star and being stalked by a photographer who saw him get hit by a car and get up and walk away.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:11:51 PM
And I quickly, and easily got my PC up and running wireless. Very happy I am.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:12:00 PM
Page Nine Dance!!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:13:55 PM
Speaking of TV shows, I caught the new show BETTER OFF TED...I only made it through the first 15 minutes before I had to turn it off.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:15:47 PM
DR Elmore, I'll have to differ with you about ABC's decision to put UGLY BETTY on hiatus, too. I love the show, but it's been steadily losing audience all season, so I can't blame ABC to try to stop the bleeding by trying something else in the slot. If they flop quickly, ABC will bring BETTY right back. But if they hit, then ABC will look for someplace else to place BETTY. Wednesday at 8 seems like a prime spot to try it since SCRUBS and BETTER OFF TED finished in third place there last night. BETTY might end up there next season if the new comedies make an impact on Thursday next week.

I'm just grateful they haven't canceled BETTY.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:17:26 PM
I also watched last night's LAW & ORDER. It was an excellent case with a real surprise twist at the end that I didn't see coming. One of the best L&Os of the season.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:18:30 PM
BETTY was a bit frustration for me tonight. So many unhappy relationships. Things smoothed out by the end, of course, but I didn't find many laughs in this week's show. There was quite a bit of angst.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
And I loved, loved, LOVED, the marvelous Larry Sullivan on GREY'S ANATOMY tonight as the man with the facial deformities. A great make-up job on him and I was teary-eyed by the end with his story and also Izzie's.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: MBarnum on March 19, 2009, 08:20:23 PM
Writer of some of my all time favorite songs passed away:


Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96.

Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications Sunday at Danbury Hospital, said Richard D. Lawrence, Lawrence's longtime partner whom he adopted.


 
In a songwriting career that began in the early 1930s, Lawrence had his songs recorded by artists such as Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett.

Among his songs, written in collaboration, are "Sunrise Serenade," which was recorded by Glenn Miller; and "Yes, My Darling Daughter," a hit for Dinah Shore.

Singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, a friend, said Lawrence had lots of hits through the years but comparatively few became standards.


"A standard is a song that lives through the ages," Feinstein told The Times on Tuesday. "Like many songwriters, a lot of his hits at the time have not endured past the era in which they were popular."

But, Feinstein said, "various other songs were ones that became a veritable theme song" for the performer, and their status as standards was assured.

"Tenderly," he said, became Rosemary Clooney's theme song.

"All or Nothing at All," he said, "was one of Frank Sinatra's early hits that survived because of Sinatra's love of the song and his revising of it and re-recording it through the years."

And "Beyond the Sea" will always be connected with Bobby Darin.

"It was a French song for which an English lyric was created with no success," Feinstein said. "Then Jack wrote a new English lyric, which was successful with an anthemic sort of lyric that matched the majesty of the tune.

"But when Bobby Darin found the song and swung it, it became an instant classic, and people only perform it a la Bobby Darin."

Although Lawrence was primarily a lyricist, he also had great success writing music and lyrics, said Feinstein, who wrote the foreword to Lawrence's 2004 memoir, "They All Sang My Songs."

Lawrence's song "Linda," which he wrote for his lawyer's young daughter, Linda Eastman -- she later married Paul McCartney -- was a big hit for Buddy Clark. And "If I Didn't Care" established the success of the Ink Spots.

The son of Russian immigrants, Lawrence was born in Brooklyn on April 7, 1912. He was a self-taught pianist and began writing songs at age 10.

But after he graduated from high school, his parents urged him to enroll in the First Institute of Podiatry.

He did and graduated in 1933, about the same time his first song, the hit "Play Fiddle Play," written with Arthur Altman and Emery Deutsch, was published.

Lawrence, who served in the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine during World War II, continued writing songs throughout the war.

His songwriting took him to Hollywood -- he shared a best song Oscar nomination with Richard Myers for "Hold My Hand" in the 1954 comedy "Susan Slept Here" -- and Broadway, for which he wrote music and lyrics for a number of productions, including the 1964-65 musical comedy "I Had a Ball."

In the '80s, Lawrence was both a Broadway producer and owner of the Jack Lawrence and the Audrey Wood theaters.

He was co-producer of off-Broadway's long-running "Other People's Money" and on Broadway with "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" and "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean."

Lawrence was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

"He was very secure in his place in the songwriting order," Feinstein said. "He knew that he was not the best-known, but he also had the confidence of having had great success through the decades."

Richard Lawrence is his sole survivor.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:20:46 PM
And BONES had an entertaining episode, too, even though I guessed the murderer's identity correctly. I enjoyed the new intern.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: td on March 19, 2009, 08:31:09 PM
Welcome DR SweetIrma!  I love the musical based on your French name.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: Matt H. on March 19, 2009, 08:35:52 PM
I'm jumping off line now and heading down to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 08:56:18 PM
 In tribute to Mr Lawrence and Rosy!

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly
The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly
Then you and I came wandering by
And lost in a sigh were we
The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly
I can't forget how two hearts met breathlessly
Your arms opened wide and closed me inside
You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2uVG7Ma5CM

They don't write songs like that anymore!!
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 09:03:23 PM


http://www.jacklawrencesongwriter.com/mybio.html
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 09:04:01 PM
Back from taping this Sunday's radio show - hope everyone will give a listen - it's all about the nuts and bolts of doing Anya, and a lot about the upcoming Illya Darling.
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:10:49 PM
Good Evening!

And may extend a big, hearty, loving, chocolate-frosting-covered (or vanilla, if you prefer) welcome to newest DR SweetIrma!!!

:)
Title: Re: TOGETHER AGAIN
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
So...

I had a wonderful time walking around historic, beautiful, downtown Charleston earlier today.  The weather was gorgeous.  The food was delicious.  And the people were friendly.  I ended up spending almost six hours just wandering around - with two "food breaks". ;)

I spent most of my time on Market Street and East Bay Street.  The open-air Market Street Market was open, so I checked that out for a bit.  The usual assortment of vendors: jewelers, foodstuffs, and souvenirs - all with a Charleston twist. I was particularly fascinated with the "Sweetgrass Baskets" which are all made right at the market by various craftsmen and craftswomen.  I briefly chatted with "Brenda" who said she comes from a long line of basket-weavers: "I've done other types of work, but I always end up coming back to the baskets."

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:38:16 PM
After walking up and down Market Street four times - I made sure to check out the vendors inside and outside the market, and on both sides of the street - I had worked up an appetite, so...

I settled into lunch at Magnolias (http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com).  The theatre's caterer had tipped me off to this place, and said that I had to try their chicken livers.  So... I did. :)

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:44:30 PM
I started off my meal at Magnolia's with a cup of their Blue Crab Bisque which was accompanied by a fresh-from-the-oven boule of sourdough bread which was served with a butter-cream-cheese-and-chive spread.  Needless to say, I was smiling.  A lot.

I just sat at the bar since I was dining solo, but the bartender, Chris, chatted me up - and gave me suggestions for my next visit.  -He mentioned something about a "Warm Cream Cheese Pecan Brownie"...

*I also spoke with one of their managers, Brenda.  She informed me that while she was growing up, she was "scarred and scared" of eating chicken livers.  However, once she started working at Magnolias, she got over that fear. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:57:39 PM
Since I did not have dessert at Magnolias, I worked my way a little further down East Bay Street to Baked (http://www.bakednyc.com).  I had passed by Baked over the weekend, and thought my eyes were deceiving me since the Baked I know is in Brooklyn.  Well, it turns out there is a Baked in Charleston, and it's run by the father of one of the founders/owners of the original Brooklyn location.

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Larry (a.k.a. Matt's Dad)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 09:59:58 PM
Oh... And here's what was left of the slice of "Sweet and Salty Cake" I had at Baked:

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;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 10:03:37 PM
And if you'd like to see pics of the Blue Crab Bisque from Magnolias, as well as the previously mention Sweet and Salty Cake, just CLICK HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23108900@N02/sets/72157615662484132/).

*And I believe you'll also see some of the other things I've sampled so far during my stay here in Charleston. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 10:15:26 PM
After cleaning my plate at Baked, I continued on down East Bay Street...

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 10:18:19 PM
I eventually ended up at White Point Garden which not only offers great views of Charleston Harbor, but there are also various Civil War memorials and memorabilia set up throughout the park.  It's also an "Off Leash" park for dogs and other animals... ;)

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Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 10:20:41 PM
Good Evening!

And may extend a big, hearty, loving, chocolate-frosting-covered (or vanilla, if you prefer) welcome to newest DR SweetIrma!!!

:)

Thank you, Mr Laters!
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Post by: Sam on March 19, 2009, 10:21:44 PM
Good evening everyone. 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 10:28:19 PM
Good evening everyone. 

Good Evening, DR Sam.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 19, 2009, 10:30:24 PM
Well... I believe the day has finally caught up with me. -Oh, that's right I had a production meeting this morning.  -And I've also been editing a backlog of photos while watching the TV tonight, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 10:32:04 PM
Good evening everyone. 

Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ld54UTDKKg
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 10:34:45 PM
Just relaxing and listening to CDs.  I had a biscotti and some Fruity Snacks, but am still quite full from this afternoon's Pasta Papa.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 10:35:27 PM
Don't know if SweetIrma has been keeping up with my Lelouch thoughts.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 10:37:45 PM
I totally forgot to post this amazing picture of hairdresser legend Teddy!  That's me under the dryer holding my iPhone, snapping the photograph - see if you notice my head full of tin foil.

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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 10:38:44 PM
Another view - tin foil much more in evidence here.

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Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 10:43:08 PM
 Yes, I have and I like Mr Lelouch movies very much! His previous one was not "too good" I am afraid, (It was reissued a few weeks later, with a new "montage" but people were not interested anymore)but his last "Roman De Gare" was quite moving with a new actress (Then!) Audrey Dana that is engaging!

(Let's say that the intellectuals never like Mr Lelouch with the movie goers know better ... as always!)

Miss Dana is in a new French movie (Welcome. Yes, It's the title in French. Welcome) and she's quite good there too!

The fascinating Vincent Lindon plays opposite her.

http://www.audreydana.com/
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:43:53 PM
Is Roman De Gare on DVD with subtitles?
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Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 11:50:30 PM
 

Only in French so far, but I haven't checked amazon.com

http://www.amazon.fr/Roman-gare-Dominique-Pinon/dp/B000ZH6HHS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1237531364&sr=1-1
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Post by: François on March 19, 2009, 11:52:51 PM
 Found this ...

http://www.amazon.com/Crossed-Tracks-Original-French-Version/dp/B0015UV3BY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1237531579&sr=8-1
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 11:55:34 PM
My, my....DR SweetIrma either was given a cheat sheet, or has spent a great deal of time lurking.    ;)

I am thrilled that you are here.    :D



Oh, hell, DAW, you're thrilled at the drop of a hat!
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Post by: George on March 19, 2009, 11:56:50 PM
I went to see You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown tonight and it was quite good!  My friend Holly was Lucy and she was fabulous (eat your heart, Fred ;))!  When I got home, Anya (http://www.kritzerland.com/Anya.html) and That Man From Rio (http://www.kritzerland.com/Rio.html) were waiting in my mailbox!  Fortunately, there was enough room in there.  I'll listen to it at work tomorrow. :D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 11:57:14 PM
I don't support any shows, I guess.


Not without a TV set you don't.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:57:18 PM
Just got it off amazon - looks really good, thanks for the head's up.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:58:05 PM
Listening to a home-grown 2CD set of Andre Previn's masterful The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse.
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Post by: bk on March 19, 2009, 11:58:32 PM
Getting ready to post notes, which I had a really good time writing, mostly this afternoon before leaving for the radio show taping.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 19, 2009, 11:59:01 PM
I said "moronic network." And I do mean moronic network: they're taking "Ugly Betty" off the air to run "Motherhood" and Christina Applegate's Samantha series, and I don't believe LOST was a good lead in to LIFE ON MARS at all.


I am sorry that I ever commented on Matt's post.  I just don't understand how not liking a TV show makes me a moron.  I also never liked MY SO CALLED LIFE no matter how many times the critics and the entertainment magazines insisted that I had to like that show.

Well, I don't watch LOST and never want to, so there!


That's your severe, and completely deserved, misfortune.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 12:04:32 AM
You all must realize that "the moronic public" being discussed this evening is really only those members of the public with Nielsen boxes in their homes.

You do realize that,  right?

It's "that" moronic public that didn't tune in to "Life on Mars."

They preferred a CBS procedural they got hooked on before "Life on Mars" was ever considered.

New shows SELDOM survive when placed opposite top 10 fare.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 12:06:38 AM
Welcome back, DR Ron Pulliam!  ;)

"I'm so glad to be back."
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Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 12:08:26 AM
In tribute to Mr Lawrence and Rosy!

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly
The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly
Then you and I came wandering by
And lost in a sigh were we
The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly
I can't forget how two hearts met breathlessly
Your arms opened wide and closed me inside
You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2uVG7Ma5CM

They don't write songs like that anymore!!

I love this song.  One of my favorite versions is by Cleo Laine (http://www.amazon.com/Tenderly-Voice/dp/B0013AIQKM/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1237532319&sr=8-19) on her album, "That Old Feeling."  I love this recording!
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Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:09:36 AM
I've never watched a single episode of Lost either - nor most of the other shows on in the last twenty years.  I don't feel any worse for it.  Someday, I may pick up the DVD sets - that's how I discovered Alias, which I enjoyed for two seasons and then which completely went down the toilet.