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Title: IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 21, 2003, 10:00:06 PM
Today's topic of discussion: It's Ask BK Day, and also Ask Dear Reader Day, the day in which you get to ask me or any dear reader all your excellent questions.  So, let's have loads of lovely posts, shall we?  And don't be afraid, dive in and post as much and as often as you want.  And don't forget -  8) ;D ::) :) ;) :D
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Craig on October 21, 2003, 10:11:38 PM
First post on the new board... HUZZAH!

My question for all the dear readers (and Bruce) - What is one thing from your childhood that got lost or you threw out that you regret and why?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ann on October 21, 2003, 10:19:33 PM
Second post!  Wow, this really is different looking...but I like it!  It's sleek and modern and also modern and sleek.  And we can do fun stuff...
My question for bk.  How did you, a guy who refuses to change internet providers even though the one he has is causing problems, get talked into this change?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 21, 2003, 10:27:09 PM
I got talked into it because there was no choice.  With our growth we had to take this step.  And now, we can continue growing until we are the Godzilla of all websites.  Damn them, damn them all to hell.  And, for those who had to go to all the considerable trouble to bold or italicize or whatever - just look above you and see how damn easy it is - bold italics  underline and on and on.   :-\
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 21, 2003, 10:30:36 PM
It's also easy to add a link.  For example, if you want to go to www.brucekimmel.com  (http://www.brucekimmel.com) just highlight that address, click the little globe thing above (insert hyperlink)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Craig on October 21, 2003, 10:30:56 PM
Surely you mean the MOTHRA of websites!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 21, 2003, 10:41:59 PM
I LOVE the look of the new HHW!  This is so fun...it's like a virtual playground, hehe.  This is indeed the Mothra and the Godzilla of websites!

Hmmm...I wish  I still had my blankie from my early childhood.  I loved my blankie, but I literally wore it to shreds.  The remnants of Blankie are in a closet somewhere in the house I think.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Laura II on October 21, 2003, 10:42:59 PM
Hello all! This is nice! Hope everyone has a great night, and happy posting!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ann on October 21, 2003, 10:48:51 PM
Wow, you can even see how many TIMES the messages have been read???  What fancy gizmos this new system has!   :o
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Laura II on October 21, 2003, 10:49:46 PM
Hmm when I was younger, my mother gave away my Barbie doll tent/campout set, and that upset me. I know I'll probably think of something later, but for now, that will do.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ann on October 21, 2003, 10:50:17 PM
  hmm...how does one get the glow thing to work?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 21, 2003, 11:09:54 PM
You will know what I wish I had back from my childhood when you read Kritzer Time.  Hee hee.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 21, 2003, 11:11:25 PM
The text you want glowing must go between the bracketed code not after like you have it above, Ann.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 21, 2003, 11:12:43 PM
What did I lose from my childhood that I'd like back today? Innocence, I think. The lack of hving to deal with anything more than playing. :)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ann on October 21, 2003, 11:15:53 PM
I'm having too much fun with my profile...
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 21, 2003, 11:45:40 PM
Well, I must say this all looks quite fantabulous!

Umm...Ann... is it just me, or does "having too much fun with your profile" sound like a thread for a whole 'nother kind of board???
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: George on October 22, 2003, 12:08:59 AM
Test post.  This is a test to see what my post will look like.  I also want to know what Member Number I am.  It doesn't show in my profile.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: S. Woody White on October 22, 2003, 12:15:30 AM
This has been a sucky day.  Der Brucer was told by the moving company that they don't want to do business with him.  This is after a week of trying to finalize exactly how they are doing business with him.  Which untimately means they were just giving him the business.

I'll have to give details tomorrow.  Until then, it's just sucky.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 12:22:19 AM
Just tell those Bad Men that six automatically generated characters are going to show up and do the complete Turkey Lurkey Time until they want to throw themselves from the highest turret.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 22, 2003, 12:25:07 AM
Would these happen to be six automatically generated characters in search of an author?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 12:26:27 AM
Wow! What a loverly new site! I'm quite impressed. Of course, I wouldn't have expected any less with our very own Mark Bakalor working on the project. Congrats to all involved!

So far so good...no rodent sightings tonight.

BTW, BK...I got myself out of bed just to check this here new site, risking the chance of seeing another one of those vermin...  ;)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: George on October 22, 2003, 01:22:46 AM
This is to test the Fonts

P r e t t y D a r n C o o l !

I'm not sure what this'll look like.

I'm not sure what this'll look like.

Test test Test test Test

Teletype??

And the ubiquitous Smilies:   ???   ;D   :o   :)   ;)   :D   :'(

Love the new toys!

Is this too big?  


Still no spellcheck.  Oh, well...you can't have everything.  Where would you put it?  (a Stephen Wright reference)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Donna on October 22, 2003, 02:58:30 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]This is FUN-tastic!Congratulations! Will be back later to play some more! :D[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: duskglow on October 22, 2003, 03:10:54 AM
Hi, I just thought I'd introduce myself really quick, I've been working behind the scenes with Mark getting this software set up - I'm the tech guy. :)  I was responsible for restoring the site from backup, getting it back up and running, and installing movable type and this board, etc, so mark could take over and design it.  I really didn't know this community existed before the crash and subsequent rebuilding and found it rather interesting.  I'm no stranger to musicals myself - I've accompanied the local community theater (I know, I know, midwestern Iowa is a far cry from New York, but still).  Thinking of writing my own someday but we'll see how that goes.

Let's see, to stay on topic, I need to ask a question of Bruce or the readers.  Hmm, a question, a question.  OK, here's a really simple one for both Bruce and the readers.  If there was one place in the world that you could live without regard for money, where would it be?  I think I'd live in East Asia somewhere.  I like the family ties and simplicity of life in china or thailand.  We seem to have lost that here.

Well, nice meeting you all, perhaps I'll check back here from time to time to see how everyone is and make sure the board is working right.  "ta-ta".

--Russell
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 03:47:16 AM
How exciting.  Not a LOT of time to play this morning, but I will be back.

 ???

I probably didn't do that right, but I will work on it.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 03:50:28 AM
Hmmmmmmm...added a picture but it doesn't seem to be working. HMMMMMMMMM.  I will work on that.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 03:52:10 AM
Now is it there?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: SwishySarah on October 22, 2003, 04:35:07 AM
Good morning everyone! I am regstered here and having a ball reading all of your bee-yoo-ti-ful posts!  : ;D

SWW: I'm sorry about your movers! Kick them in the shins, that's what I say. And that HURTS too.

A big welcome to DuskGlow, aka Russell. I'm going to call you Russell, which is much more family-ish than 'DuskGlow". Where would I like to live? NYC. I know, it's not too far away, it's not exotic, but I still want to live there. Someday!

What did I lose as a child? I haven't got a clue...I'm a packrat, I still have everything. I was very flitty as a little kid, I don't think it would have affected me if I had lost something.

George- Your member number will show up by your name next to your post.

I'm borderline chickening out for this costume thing today.I don't want to look like an idiot, but it's SO FUN! Errrr.

Kudos to Mark and Russell for getting us this far! :)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Panni on October 22, 2003, 04:46:34 AM
I wasn't able to sleep, so I got up and found THIS. Hmmm. It may take me a year or two to get used to it. It seems like fun... I guess. I think I'll either go back to bed or have an early bowl of oatmeal.... Wasn't that a scintillating post?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 04:54:11 AM
I will work on loading a picture when I get home this afternoon and check out the other stuff.

It is a great new site.   ;D



Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ben on October 22, 2003, 05:34:45 AM
So, here is my first post on the new board. No questions yet for BK or DRs. I'll need time to play around and figure out posting enhancements, etc.

I'll also have to think about DR Craig's question. I'm sure there is something. I just haven't remembered it yet.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ben on October 22, 2003, 05:37:53 AM
Oh, by the way, the little icon in my profile is listed as a gopher. Technically, his name is Penfold! I was surprised and pleased to see my little hamster pal. He is DangerMouse's friend and helper. Together they have travelled the world saving everyone and everything from the likes of Baron von Greenback. I'll see if I can find a small iconic picture of the great DM (since that is my e-mail address) and post him as myself. Later, gaters.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 05:39:22 AM
I did it! I think. Got to go to work. Will try to hook up during lunchbreak if not when I come home
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Noel on October 22, 2003, 05:40:16 AM
First marriage and now THIS?  Too much change for me.  I guess I miss the Haines His Way of my childhood
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 05:47:15 AM
Welcome to Russell.  I would love to live in Rome half of the year, and travel the other six months!

Hmmmmmm....I would love to have my comic books and fan photos that collected when I was a kid.  Used to write to two or three tv "stars" a month and had the little postcards they would send back with the mimeographed signatures!  All gone....sad...sad...sad. :'(

What does "karma" mean in the posts?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: steveg on October 22, 2003, 06:17:27 AM
In response to Craig's question, I wish I had my Howdy Doody marionette back.  My wife has hers and, both being HD fans in our childhoods, we purchased a second when we first got married 32 years ago, but I wish I still had my own since I always wanted triplets.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: td on October 22, 2003, 06:26:28 AM
Ask BK Day:

Oh, where did the good times go?  (OH! a Sherman Brothers reference)! !

I'm not referring to the site, of course, this is sleek and fabulously put together, just like our host!!!!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 06:32:29 AM
Hey if you put your Map Pin in on your profile it shows up on the Member Map.
If you go to the Member Map and put your cursor on one of the pins - that Member's name comes up.  
We have three members in Washington State showing up!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ben on October 22, 2003, 07:18:31 AM
Is there only one pin allowed for each city? I can't get my Map Pin to show up. I've entered the information more than once but it won't stay. Joy is on the map as being in NY but I can't seem to get there also.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MusicGuy on October 22, 2003, 07:18:38 AM
Well I simply had to reply (or at least attempt to try)...The registration part was very simple and easy to understand.  I guess I'm a little feeble-minded though, because I'm afraid I finally got here to the "place to read posts of today, and add your own" part of the site by accident.

I'll keep trying though, and I REALLY like the site security of having a registration and log-in process.  It is STILL Bruce's living room, and he shouldn't have to put up with faceless and naeless creepos causing trouble.

What to have back from childhood??  Either my "bean vending machine" (only Kerry knows what that is!) or the wonderful and scary "Jacob's Ladder" that I built in my garage, and that used to terrify neighbors and my yukky step-father.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 07:28:22 AM
First post on the new board... HUZZAH!

My question for all the dear readers (and Bruce) - What is one thing from your childhood that got lost or you threw out that you regret and why?

I had the world's most extensive collection of My Little Ponies and related ponyphernalia, but my stepmother threw it all out after I escaped from her vile clutches.   :'(

But on a happier note, my friends Shelly and Diane threw me a bridal shower, and I requested that it be super-girly.  Not only did they buy reams of Barbie accessories (paper plates, cups, napkins, tablecloths) and girly magazines (Cosmo, Elle, Ms., Seventeen, Modern Bride), they handed out My Little Ponies as party favors!  So I went home with three new Ponies. :D
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 22, 2003, 07:29:33 AM
Welcome All.This is exciting!!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 07:40:35 AM
Trying out the quick-reply...

So what does the karma thing mean?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 07:45:52 AM
Ooooo, this is too fun!  So many cool new features.  I'm still exploring this brave new world!  

SWW--I'm sorry to hear about Der Brucer's troubles!  Hope things turn out alright!

Joy--I had SO many My Little Ponies when I was a little girl, although today I really can't remember any of their names.  Your bridal shower sounds like a lot of fun.  

In response to new DR Russell's question (Welcome, btw!)...I would want to live in either NYC, Paris or London.  Or maybe even Hawaii or the Bahamas if I'm not feeling particularly urban.  

I have a question for BK and DRs---what kinds of toys did you play with as a child???

For me, it was all about My Little Ponies, Barbies and Polly Pockets, although I didn't only play with girlie toys.  I had some GI Joes and Matchbox cars too.  What can I say?  Don't fence me in!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MBarnum on October 22, 2003, 08:07:42 AM
 :D

Good morning all you revamped H & Ks! What fun this will be here on the new fangled board. Some much to explore...but I can't for the life of me figure out how to put a pin on the map!

Will try adding a photo when I get home from work!

Hmmmm...lost childhood things...well, when I was in Junior High School my buddy David Courier and I each had our own film studios and created 8mm motion pictures. My studio was called Galaxy Pictures and I produced such thrilling films as VOGARAN, MONSTER FROM BELOW; DAY OF THE DINOSAURS; VOGORAN VS. AZILLAM; and LADY AND THE ROBOT...well, I wish that I would have saved more of the props and creatures from these films. Sadly I tossed most of them when I first moved out of the house. I did however keep all of the posters that I had made for these films.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: JMK on October 22, 2003, 08:31:04 AM
First a question for the redoubtable Mark Bakalor:  why aren't ALL the pictures (meaning, of course, mine) from the Rogues' Gallery available?  I thought of choosing Ann's, but thought better of it.

Second, something lost from my childhood turned up unexpectedly just yesterday, so this is a very a propos question for me.  I had a wonderful book given to me by my eldest sister when I was 4 or 5, entitled "The Silly Book," by Stoo Hample of Capt. Kangaroo and Children's Letters to God fame.  This book is absolutely hysterical and full of very sophisticated and funny wordplay.  Sometime in my high school years the book disappeared from my parents' home and everyone assumed my Dad had given it to the Salvation Army or somesuch entity.  I repeatedly asked about it to both of my sisters and my mother through the years.

Well, lo and behold, my middle sister, who is a bit of an eccentric and flaky, showed up here yesterday for the first time in over 7 years (she comes, she goes, she's like the wind) from Alaska.  And out of her purse she pulls my "Silly Book," informing me she's had it for all these decades and had been using it in her classrooms (she was a teacher until retiring earlier this year).  No apology, no explanation.  Oh, well.

The funny thing is I had found an autographed copy on Ebay a couple of years ago, so now at least I have two copies, one to pass down to each of my sons.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 08:35:22 AM
Well, I'm happy to see so many of you made it.  It really is the same haineshisway.com, just a couple of extra clicks to get to the posts and many fun things to do once you get here.

MusicGuy: Be specific and we'll try to figure out how to make it easier.  When you click at the bottom of the notes, you should go directly to the board home page, where you should be able to see DAILY DISCUSSIONS.  Once you click on that, you should see the title of the current notes, click, and you're here.  That said, when I clicked on the bottom of the notes DAILY DISCUSSIONS wasnt there - this may happen when there are new posts - I had to first click on HAINES HIS WAY (the name for the Daily Discussions board) and that brought me to DAILY DISCUSSIONS.  I'll have to ask Mark if there's a way around that or if something was screwy this morning.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Let's see if I can do movable type, too.[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 08:36:43 AM
Also, if you have specific questions about photos and stuff, be sure to post them in the TECHNICAL HELP board, because Mark will be checking that board often.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: JMK on October 22, 2003, 08:39:31 AM
A couple of things I forgot to mention:

First, I am SO happy our collective Karma is 0.

And, BK, to have you as GLOBAL moderator can only mean peace and prosperity are due for the entire planet!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 08:40:03 AM
<snip>If there was one place in the world that you could live without regard for money, where would it be? <snip>
Well, I already live in New York, so I'll say somewhere on Central Park West in the 80s.  Or in the West Village, in the area where we had our reception, at Chumley's (86 Bedford Street).
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 08:47:17 AM
By the way (BTW, in Internet lingo) if you want to use any of the special little buttons when you're doing your post - first type what you want, then highlight it, THEN select the button.  For example, if you want something to glow - type what you want to glow - highlight it, the click on the green G and voila.  
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 08:52:23 AM
Lalalalalala

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]I hope this works....[/move]

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 08:57:20 AM
Trying Oh yes that is MUCH easier that the way I was doing it!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]What is this?[/move]

Hello, honey, get me rewrite.

(http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/gar/allisonh.jpg)

What are the FLASH and STREAM functions for?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 08:59:40 AM
Ah, so THAT is the famous Alison Hayes!    :-*

She looks a bit like Ava Gardner....
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 09:03:13 AM
LOL Maya - NO Ava Gardner looks like HER.  Actually Ava was Allison's favorite screen actress!
 8)

The article printed with this particular photo emphasized that Allison was a concert pianist and was interested in playing Joan of Arc onstage! :D


Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 09:05:40 AM
LOL, Jrand, that's so cool!  She really is beautiful.  

Did she do any stage acting?  I'd love to learn more!  

Which makes me wonder...if there is such a thing as a B-movie, can there be a B-play?  ???
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 09:26:05 AM
Well, no Maya, she did some beauty pageants and then also did appear as a soloist with the American University Orchestra, but she didn't do any professional acting onstage.

http://www.horror-wood.com/allison.htm (http://www.horror-wood.com/allison.htm)

You can read the biography I wrote about her at this link.  This is part two, but there is a link to part one on the site.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Hapgood on October 22, 2003, 09:36:42 AM
If you can find me, I'm here!
I have found the new board and am becoming familiar with it. I have not yet decided what I feel about it. It is snazzy, but I liked the simplicity of the old board. But I am glad that it is all so wonderful, and I hope that we will continuw to grow, becoming, sooner rather than later, the hottest site on the internet!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 09:44:34 AM
Well, the idea was to keep this as simple as possible, which I feel we've done.  In a week or two, I think everyone will be totally comfy and cozy here - at least, that is my hope.

I'm off to a meeting at my new job, but it won't take too long, and then I shall be back and hope to see lots and lots more posts from lots and lots of new registered users.  Be sure to click on the "Calendar" button at some point - you'll see that your birthdays are automatically entered.  Also, if you have an event coming up that you'd like people to know about, just put it on the calendar.  Very cool. 8)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:02:35 AM
So this is what a debut feels like!  Awesome.  Will take some time today to explore all the new features.  Will also try to upload my picture.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:09:59 AM
Whassup with "Newbie" and the gold stars?  How do they work/change?  Ditto on the Karma thing.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Matthew on October 22, 2003, 10:32:54 AM
Oh MY.  How fun is this?  FUN change, BK, fun!!  Change does stink, but this is FUN.  As for the topic of changing things from my childhood, that's a book in itself.  I grew up WAY too fast in a very small town, now, I believe I'm paying a bit of a price living in a large area like the SF Bay Area.  Anyway, FUN FUN FUN.  Oh, and I hope you all know Bear :)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jennifer on October 22, 2003, 10:49:53 AM
Well I am finally here.  Had a bit of trouble registering. Not sure why I always have these problems. But my password did not arrive. So when I tried to register again, my name was taken. Mark helped me though.

I do like the new look. It is very snazzy. The pictures are freaking me out though. And I am quite sure I do not want to look at myself everytime I post.

I need to try the new features.  One thing I did notice is that it takes my computer a bit of time to load the pages. Is anyone else finding this?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Noel on October 22, 2003, 10:55:50 AM
Funny to see the mention of Stoo Hample and The Silly Book fame.  He was instrumental in getting The New York Times to Our Wedding.  There was also a Silly Record.  When I was a kid, I was watching Wonderama and saw that they'd stolen a tune from said Silly Record.  Knowing copyright infringement better than any other 9-year-old, I informed Stoo and he won a lawsuit.  He gave me a percentage of his profits back them, used my name in Children's Letters To God, and, these days, does whatever he can to act like the Jewish mother I never had.  (Ooh, a Big reference.)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on October 22, 2003, 11:06:49 AM
Good Lord!  I thought I'd NEVER get to this point!

Hard?  No.  

But my gosh....the words one has to read through to get here!

Well, it's a done deal now!  

And here we are.  I'm not too keen on seeing that my profile page actually lists my age.

I don't care, necessarily, that YOU guys know...but I hope unseemly interlopers who can read this forum CAN'T see our bio info...I've had experiences where bio info on another site was used by a moron to "infer" things about me on another site.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 11:11:45 AM
Dearest Husband:

That picture hardly looks like you!  May I suggest this one:

(http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/10/19/fashion/19vows.75.jpg)

 :-*
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jennifer on October 22, 2003, 11:12:44 AM
What is the difference between posting a reply and a "quick reply"?

Oh my gosh, I think I need a directory to figure out what those tags are!

Let me see.

More.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Still more[/move].

What is this one?

I don't think there are enough smilies for me!

But I like colors!


Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 11:24:22 AM
Noel and Joy--that is such a cute pic of you two.

Hapgood--I LOVE that you can so easily throw in an Evening Primrose reference!  

Jrand--thanks for the link.  I don't really have time to read it now, because I'm on a short break from my loooong Western Civ class, but I totally will later!

Well...I guess I should head back...

Later all!
 8)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MBarnum on October 22, 2003, 11:24:34 AM
I am trying out the "quick-reply"

So many choices and gadgets, I don't know where to begin!

JRand53, you should do an Allison Hayes picture of the day!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 11:36:56 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]I have an idea!  I have an idea!  I have an idea![/move]

For Ask BK day:

What do you think about having a Tutorial topic, maybe under the Technical Assistance area, where you can offer various tutorials on how to use all the features, and what they're for, and stuff?  It can be kind of overwhelming for those who have never used this kind of board before.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: William F. Orr on October 22, 2003, 11:37:43 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :o Golly, kids!    Look at all the new toys! :o[/move]

I could just play with this for hours!

But I have to grade these here final exams.  :P :-\ :'( :-[ More later.  

So far the Size and Font buttons don't seem to work, as you can see above.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: George on October 22, 2003, 11:38:20 AM
I am trying out the "quick-reply"

So many choices and gadgets, I don't know where to begin!

JRand53, you should do an Allison Hayes picture of the day!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]This is a message (just for the heck of it) so that I can try out the "Quote" and Marquee features.[/move]

This is the "teletype" feature.  So, what's the point of this?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: George on October 22, 2003, 11:44:23 AM
Hey, I just noticed that for the messages that I've posted (and no one else's), I have the options of modifying and deleting them!  Interesting!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Noel on October 22, 2003, 11:46:12 AM
James Rohlehr has done a brilliant job of recording Our Wedding - The Musical and it's very exciting to listen to this dynamic CD.

Anybody have any guess on how many of these we're likely to sell?  It's well within our budget to quickly run 100, but would it make sense to invest $2500 or so in 1000 copies with remastering and shrink wrap, just like you'd see in a store?

I'm thinking the price should be $20, with free domestic shipping.  Too much?  Too little?  And more remastering?  How does one know how much a CD like this needs?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jennifer on October 22, 2003, 11:47:46 AM
I'd like to try to quote something now.

Joy wrote:
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What do you think about having a Tutorial topic, maybe under the Technical Assistance area, where you can offer various tutorials on how to use all the features, and what they're for, and stuff?  It can be kind of overwhelming for those who have never used this kind of board before

Yes I like this idea.

So far one thing I wish is that there was a button on the original page that would take me right to today's discussion. Is there? Right now I have to click thru today's notes twice and then click on the discussion, and then go to the last page.

Also, it loads very slow for me.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 11:48:22 AM
George!

What did you do to make yourself melt away like that?  Was that on purpose?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Joy on October 22, 2003, 11:54:57 AM
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So far one thing I wish is that there was a button on the original page that would take me right to today's discussion. Is there? Right now I have to click thru today's notes twice and then click on the discussion, and then go to the last page.

Yes, I agree, great idea!

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Also, it loads very slow for me.

Me too, sometimes.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on October 22, 2003, 12:02:07 PM
BK-are you happy with the postings today?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 12:05:17 PM
Take your time, Maya - it will be there until the 12th of never - a Benjamin Kritzer reference.

An Allison Hayes picture of the day....someone would LOVE that....LOL!!!  There are certain DRs who rue the mention of her name (and that other girl who shall remain nameless) in my posts and in chat.


Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 12:06:30 PM
Anyone wanna give me a clue as to how to solve the problems I've had trying to upload my picture?  I have a jpeg file, and when I originally tried to load it, I was told it was too big, and that the max size was 110x150, 20kb.  Well, I have resized the photo to 144x108, but I am getting the same error message. ???
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 12:10:32 PM
Oh, that's sweet!  Being able to go back and correct those misspellings, gramatical errors and word omissions/duplications that used to haunt me.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 12:14:50 PM
DR Jay - post that question to the Technical Thread, I will be interested in the answer as well.

Same thing happened to me.  :P

Not that I (as another dear reader wrote) am sure I want to see a picture of myself each time I post.  Maybe Batman isn't such a bad idea.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 12:16:02 PM
I'm getting dizzy.

Don't use the Shadow effect!!!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Matthew on October 22, 2003, 12:17:47 PM
Woah... lot's of surprises when you just click on somethng and hold your breath!!!  All these choices of colors, and smilies, and font sizes, and things that move and melt and dissapear.  To quote Frau Schneider... I am overwhelmed.   :o
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 12:21:18 PM
DR JRand--I did!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jennifer on October 22, 2003, 12:33:24 PM
I just typed a message and previewed it. Then I wanted to correct something, so i went back. But it was gone. How does one edit?

I think we can go to haineshisway/community to skip part of the problem.

I do like the tags.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]This is my favorite one[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 12:35:50 PM
Agggh!  My head is about to explode...I have SO much schoolwork to do...I have to a review sheet for my Western Civ exam next week and read the next chapter on the Expansion of Christianity, plus I have to read like 50 pages of Emerson stuff! $%#($Y&%^(^

Okay, that feels better.  I should get to the library and study...I may not be around much for the rest of the day.

Jay--Well, when I have a photo that's too big, I make it smaller with Photoshop.  You just crop the pic and save it.  I'm sure Mark Bakalor could be of more help than I could!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MBarnum on October 22, 2003, 12:42:34 PM

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]This is my favorite feature!  ;D[/move]

Answer to other questions of the day:

If I were rich I would live in Beverly Hills or maybe West Hollywood...or heck, Burbank!

Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 12:45:23 PM
And if you were really rich you could just stay at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: William F. Orr on October 22, 2003, 12:45:29 PM
Jennifer:

When you preview the post, scroll down farther on the Preview page, and there is a box where you can edit it without going back.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 12:58:22 PM
DR Noel - hmmmmmmmmmm I think an initial run of 100 would be a good idea.

A few months of traffic on your website will let you know if a bigger investment is prudent.

And I think $20 including shipping is a BARGAIN.  Do they get copies of the lyrics as well - would couples who want to "do" your wedding pay a royalty or would that be included in the fee?

I think you may have a cottage industry on your hands!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: TCB on October 22, 2003, 01:23:44 PM
  Good Lord!  Will there be graduate studies available in HHW posting?  It all looks so wonderful.  If we just had a Joe Allen's and a 7-11, we could all live here forever.  Maybe I shouldn't be trying to figure all this out while I am on Vicadin.

If I could live anywhere, it would have to be Manhattan.  There is no other place like it on earth.

Something from my childhood:  All those damn original baseball and football cards I had  and later threw away.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: td on October 22, 2003, 01:38:22 PM
Well, here it is toward the end of October, and what happens to me each October? ? ? I get a little bit of bronchitis!  That's what!  Oy and vey!

Further ASK BK DAY QUESTION:

Other than Jason Graae subbing for a sick singer on CINDERELLA, who have been the other last minute replacements on your recordings? ? ?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: S. Woody White on October 22, 2003, 01:44:47 PM
My earlier, whiney post (see page one, I think) was written before I went to bed; this, to me, now counts as "tomorrow," which does come in spite of what some people say.

VISIT FROM A TALLER MAN, Part One:

One part of moving to Delaware that der Brucer and I have known we'd have to deal with is a visit with my father.  Traveling north to visit him and my stepmother has always been problematic for der Brucer, as the Interstate from Long Beach to Sonora, CA, is a traffic monster and wears him to a frazzle.  On the other hand, Dad has always been quite aware of what moving from one coast to the other can be like, having asked his first wife, my mother, to travel from the East Coast to the West circa 1950.  It's an adventure, sure, but everything becomes so different.  Paulann, my stepmother, was glad to send Dad down to see us for a couple of days this week.  She knew his peace of mind was worth spending those days alone in their house.

It was going to be the last chance for him to visit, as well.  The movers had been scheduled to pack us up on Thursday, leaving nothing but the two beds we'd decided were replaceable, giving us some cushioning for a last night before following the mover's truck Friday morning.  Or at least that was the plan.  Therefore, Dad had asked us to find him a motel room for Monday and Tuesday nights, so that he could help us with our packing.  

We got his arrival call from the motel late Monday afternoon; crossing through Los Angeles County post-work traffic was much heavier than he remembered, and had put him behind schedule.  A good dinner was clearly in order.  Der Brucer and I had already plotted a few ideas, deciding on a number of restaurants where we are known to choose from that would vector nicely with what Dad doesn't get to eat at home with his vegetarian wife.  As it happens, Paulann has been eating some meat lately, as part of her low-carb diet, but she cannot bring herself to eat fish, so King's Fish House (http://www.kingsseafood.com) fit the bill quite well.  

Over dinner, der Brucer outlined all the problems we've had getting the new house built, with an occasional "Oh, sheesh!" comment from Dad.  That's about as strong a swear word as he uses.  He's taller than me by a couple of inches, and I stand a handy six foot two, but we both weigh about the same now, in the low 200s.  Come to think of it, we both gained weight at about the same time in life, in our late 30s, quitting the smoking that had stunted our horizontal growth and until then kept us beanpole thin.  A man of eighty-two, he looks and acts more like someone in their early sixties.  He's become good friends with der Brucer, dating from when they discovered they both speak a common language, that of technical engineers.  That friendship has helped heal the wounds my sister caused when she repeatedly told me never to discuss my being gay with Dad, as he "would never understand."  The catch was, not being able to discuss something as central about who I am made it next to impossible for us to talk about anything else.  Dad has never discussed what she was telling him during the years he and I were unable to speak to each other, and I've had to learn to let that go.

Dad made only one mistake during dinner, and that was to mention his desire to find a keyboard for Paulann for her birthday.  We try to hide it, but there must be a shopping gene associated with the gay gene, because der Brucer shivered with excitement, thinking of how we could help Dad find exactly what she wanted.  "Yep, she wants one with all the bells and whistles, if I can find one."  This didn't make much sense to me, since a keyboard is a keyboard, and how many bells and whistles can one of those have.  "Oh, no," Dad explained, "She wants this for Church."  It finally became clear that she wanted a musical keyboard, for use with a synthesizer, not a new computer keyboard.

We were able to get some comparison pricing done with Dad, without making an actual purchace, before returning to his motel room.  He'd brought a scrapbook of pictures, ranging from shots of my mother, who he always loved, to some of himself and Paulann, a few of my sister and her family, some of the family he's inherited from Paulann's first marriage.  There was one shot of his own father, taken during the last year of his life, relaxing in an easy chair listening to cowboy songs on a portable record player.  Another was of some of the badges Grandpa wore as a police officer and later coroner of Riverside County.  "I think you should have these," Dad said as he took them from the book.  We agreed that Dad would come to our house "at about nineish" the following morning.  There were loads of boxes that he had promised to help us with.

To be continued...
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: S. Woody White on October 22, 2003, 01:53:47 PM
In posting the above, I started by writing everything out in Word, then running a cut and paste.  I've found this a convenient way to write, since it lets me spell-check (something everyone should try whenever possible.)  There was a problem, in that every time I'd included apostrophes or quote marks a strange seven-character code was substituted, so running the post through preview mode was a good call.

This also let me give the link the King's Fish House in style: click on the globe icon, and it gives the word "url" in brackets, followed by a backslash "url" in a second set of brackets.  I included a = sign after the first word (but before the closing bracket) and then typed in the correct www address.  The name of the link (KFH, in this case,) was entered between the two sets of brackets.  Presto, the link is highlighted in blue while reading correctly in English.

I hope all this has made sense.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: George on October 22, 2003, 01:54:32 PM
Anyone wanna give me a clue as to how to solve the problems I've had trying to upload my picture?  I have a jpeg file, and when I originally tried to load it, I was told it was too big, and that the max size was 110x150, 20kb.  Well, I have resized the photo to 144x108, but I am getting the same error message. ???

Jay, your picture is 144 wide x 108 tall.  It has to be 110 wide and 150 tall.  Edit it again and turn it sideways, like I did and then it'll work...unless you don't want it sideways.  
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 22, 2003, 02:03:32 PM
For everyone with technical questions, please do not post them within the Daily Discussion board. Instead post them seperately, within their own new thread at the Tech Support board. This way we can get to each one and make sure everyone's problems and questions have been seen and dealt with.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Craig on October 22, 2003, 02:10:27 PM
we.

are.

close.

to.

100......  puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuush
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 02:24:31 PM
I tried cropping and resizing my photo.  Lessee if I still look like Gumby.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 02:25:42 PM
Oh well.  A punim only my mother could love.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 02:25:43 PM
What a loverly bunch of posts.  I hope you're all having as much fun as I am.

I'm back from my meeting, which went fine.  Start work one week from today.

Jennifer: More smilies available under the smilies, just click "get more".

Mark is right - please post tech problems under the tech thread.

We've had our first Uncouth Interloper attempt to register with a non-valid e-mail address.  Oops.  Oh, well, better luck next time and while you're at it, KISS MY ASS.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 02:40:43 PM
There will be little bugs to work out, but I think we're doing extremely well adapting to our new environment.  The main thing to remember is that it is designed to be no different than our OTHER environment - it's just a different look and feel with lots more bells and whistles and fun stuff.

MIA - WEL.  Amazing.

Also, Dear Reader Panni e-mailed me, sounding very frustrated, because she tried to do a "new topic" within this board.  New topics can only be created by me within this Daily Discussion board, and I'm not creating (at least at this time) because I want the only option to post to be to the current day's notes.  HOWEVER - that doesn't mean you must ONLY discuss the topic of the day.  REMEMBER - it works the same as the old way - there's a topic but you can discuss any old thing you want.  So, discuss.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: SwishySarah on October 22, 2003, 02:43:38 PM
Hello fellow Dear Readers! I have just returned from a very fast day at school. For the unknowing: This week is Homecoming Week, or Spirit Week. Every day of the week has a theme, and you're supposed to dress accordingly. Monday was Pajama Day, Tuesday was Twin Day, Today was Fame Day, tomorrow is Theme Day, and Friday is Class Color Day. Saturday, there is a parade with the marching band, the color guard, the football team, cheerleaders, and the floats that each of the grades made, followed by a football game/BBQ, and the Homecoming Dance.

This week is SUPER hectic for me, because I'm in charge of a lot of Student Council things for the Sophmore Class. I'm completely in charge of decorating a HUGE hallway (75x25) with Pirate/Cross Country Running things, and I also had to make a billion teeshirts as a Sophmore class fundraiser. This is a lot harder than it sounds, and I've been very busy planning all of it.

So anyway, today was Fame Day. I wasn't planning on dressing up as anything, but inspiration hit me as I was folding my Dr. Seuss blanket-throw last night: I could go as the Cat in the Hat! So I planned my whole outfit, making a quick run to Wal-Mart for the supplies, and continued to paint my face/neck white, paint a nose and whiskers onto my face, and get the whole getup ready (Hat, black clothes, CITH slippers, white gloves, etc.) So this morning, I was standing outside waiting for my ride, dressed as the Cat in the Hat. And I looked GOOD. During the competition for "Best Costume", I made it up onstage for the finalists, but Spongebob, the Gilligans Island Crew, and the Michelin Man won instead.

Well that was long and pointless, wasn't it?

Anyway, apparently I'm missing a bunch of assignments in Algebra (I was not informed that I had missed said assignments), and my parents were called today, and my AIM has been taken away until further notice, even though I've already finished everything that was missing, and they'll be turned in tomorrow before school starts. How dumb is THAT?

I think a reason that the board is less "home-y" than the old one is because of all of the features. It makes things a little bit more....distracting. Fun, but I think we're focusing a lot on the shiny colorful things :). BUT, it's the first day, I'm sure after a while the "Ooooh, toys!!" state of mind will wear off,  ;)...maybe...

I'm working on getting a picture of me up, but the only one that I could get right now is the Cat in the Hat one, which will never be shown on the internet. Sooooorrry!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jennifer on October 22, 2003, 02:47:54 PM
BK: Thanks for telling me about the extra smilies. Now I am happy. Or I would be. But when I click on "get more" I see no more :'(

I will also try the editing feature after I've previewed but before I post. DO I just go below my preview to the little box and edit?

Does anyone know why the pictures are so big?
It is scary!!!!!!!

For DR Noel: Re: how many cds to make?

Well do you have any idea how many people might want them.  I'll bet plenty of people who read your NY Times article would be curious to hear the show.

Why don't you contact people you know who have been in similar boats and ask them how they decided how many cds to print.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 02:52:42 PM
We're checking on the pix, but there is some discussion on the Tech board, so check there under the thread about "pitchers"

I think everyone is just having fun with the toys - it will all settle down after a time, but I couldn't be happier with the way this whole thing is working.  It's so simple - a bit slow at times but that's intermittent and in a while it won't be an issue at all.

Now, where are the questions?

Decorum prevents me from naming names on the singers I've replaced, but I think it's only happened twice - once where Guy Haines replaced someone on the first Unsung Musicals, and once on the cut song from On the Town on one of the Lost in Boston albums.  There might have been one or two others, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 02:54:01 PM
Also, once you've posted you have the ability to modify your post if you so choose - just click the "modify" button above the post you wish to modify.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: SwishySarah on October 22, 2003, 03:00:44 PM
Here's a quick reply...it is SO weird to see pictures next to faces now, besides BK. While reading the posts, I developed an image of what you all looked like, and some of them are dead on, and some are completely opposite! THIS is what's going to take some getting used to, for me anyway.

BK: Could Guy Haines sing opera?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Matt H. on October 22, 2003, 03:09:34 PM
I've enjoyed the new message board so much, and congratulations to all those whose work went into its design and implementation. It's going to make a fun place on the internet even "funner."

I promise to have a snapshot of myself up in the next day or two. I've been meaning to take some new ones of me. The most recent I have is two years old, and (hopefully), I've lost a little weight since then. I've really liked seeing the faces of the folks I've gotten to know and appreciate during these past months at HHW.

My question for Ask BK Day: I know all your albums are like your children, but is there one that you're especially proud of, that you think shows you at your best as a producer/creator of show albums? I've already told you several times how much I love UNSUNG SONDHEIM, so I was just wondering if you have a favorite for one reason or another.

If I could live anywhere, money no object, it would be NYC. Loving the theater and also having several theater friends who live there now, I wish I could afford to live there and go to the theater all the livelong day (and night) - (sort of a BK reference).
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MBarnum on October 22, 2003, 03:40:29 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Another fun thing...[/move]

                                  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Is seeing....[/move]

         [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]who else is perusing the board....[/move]

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]at the same time as you are!  :D[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 04:00:42 PM
I am especially fond of Unsung Irving Berlin, which was a rather historic album to do - imagine being allowed to go through Mr. Berlin's filing cabinet.  And I am very fond of an album that didn't do especially well called Prime Time Musicals.  And A Broadway Love Story via Christiane Noll is a favorite, just because it succeeds at everything I set out to do for it.  Difficult, yes, but in the end, worth it.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:02:30 PM
This is so much fun!!! Now I have to learn all those fun things!!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 04:11:49 PM
NOW - I have a photo, albeit in non-anamorphic cinemascope, a bio, contact names for Yahoo and ICQ, and a link to my About Me page at EBAY.

Everything anyone at HHW might want to know about me - probably in fact, too much information.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 04:17:33 PM
Jennifer is RIGHT.  There are no more smileys to be found, despite the promise of smileys to be found.  Damn them, damn them all to hell.

There have been a couple of folks who've had problems receiving their password.  If this happens to you, send an e-mail to bruce@haineshisway.com (http://bruce@haineshisway.com) and I'll get it to Mark so he can deal with it.  But, for most, everything seems to be working quite smoothly.

Now, it's very important to remember - this is not a NEW site, it is an adjunct to what has always been haineshisway.com.  In fact, I like it if you arrive here via the link at the end of the notes - that way our stats keep rising.  And, of course, all our interviews, radio show, Juliana's Journal etc. are accessible from our haineshisway.com home page and also via links at the top and bottom of every page on the forum.  But do use haineshisway.com because that way you'll still have the "feel" in your heads when you post.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:17:37 PM
I think we must applaude Mark Bakalor and all that he has done. I am very impressed. Now it wants me to redisgn www.brucekimmel.com!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:19:45 PM
Got the kritzerland Cd today and listening to the selections on the Broadway radio show. Who is your chorus on High Hopes? You did your wonderful arrangements?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 04:22:21 PM
I did the arrangements, Grant did the orchestrations and played.  Grant is my backup chorus.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:30:13 PM
Ok let's try some fun

Why is this text scrolling to the left and not to the right?

[shadpw=blue,glowwidth,#characters wide]Is this shadowed text?[/shadow]

[glow=red,glow width, #characters wide]Does this texy glow?[/glow]

:)
:D
;D
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:-*
>:(
:p
:'[
8)
:0
::)
:-/
:-X
???
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jrand69 on October 22, 2003, 04:33:29 PM
Oh, it's Ask BK day.  I have been too busy playing with my new toy!

MR BK - Mr Delmer Daves directed several "soap opera" type pictures for the Warner Bros in the 1950's and 1960's.  Do you have a favorite of these?  That would include "Summer Place", "Youngblood Hawke", "Susan Slade", "Parrish",  and "Rome Adventure" and a couple of others.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 22, 2003, 04:33:43 PM
Question for DR's Jennifer and William F. Orr...

Were you experiencing difficulties placing your "pins" on the very nifty new Member Map, or did you intentionally place yourselves out in the middle of the Atlantic?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:33:53 PM
Okay let's see if these work

[shadpw=blue,glow width, #characters wide]Is this shadowed text?[/shadow]

Why is this text scrolling to the left and not to the right

:P

:o

:-/
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:41:12 PM
Edited the stuff that didn't work

I hope that we all get a hang of this.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Emily on October 22, 2003, 04:43:40 PM
I am back everyone!

And only six hours after trying to register for the first time! ;)

But enough of quibbles quabbles and etc.  

It is time for the big event.  The moment you all have been waiting for.  It is the one, the only...

NEW MESSAGE BOARD DANCE

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]DANCE-DANCE-DANCE-SPIN-TYPE-DANCE-TYPE-SPIN-CANCAN-SPIN-DANCE-TYPE-GLOW-TYPE-SPIN-DANCE-MARQUUUUUUUUUEEEE[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 04:46:43 PM
MDS: Type what you want to glow.  THEN highlight it - THEN click on the green "G"  IN THAT ORDER.

Jrand: I'm a big fan of Mr. Delmar Daves.  I like all the films you mentioned, but my fave of his films is 3:10 to Yuma with Mr. Glenn Ford. 8)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 04:57:25 PM
I now know who should replace Bernadette Peters in Gypsy! Guy Haines does a mean Together Wherever We Go! A little rouge, a little mascara and a stuffed chest and he'll be ready to go.

[shadow=blue,glow width, #characters wide]MDS: Type what you want to glow.  THEN highlight it - THEN click on the green "G"  IN THAT ORDER.[/shadow]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MusicGuy on October 22, 2003, 05:13:34 PM
Well, good afternoon DRs.......and to esteemed, lithe, and super-techno-saavy BK, Congrats on the new work opportunity.  I'm especially glad that the gelt is good!!!

This is the first time that I have used the actual "reply" button,  as opposed to the "quick response" box.  The Q.R. box looked like the old empty field where we were supposed to type.

I couldn't understand why people kept talking about all of these effect buttons, etc., 'cause they ain't in the Q.R. box.

OK crafty BK, Mr. Mark B., and sneaky Craig.....what the hell is the "Karma" designation over on the left of the info area??  What is it,...Fish?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Danise on October 22, 2003, 05:24:45 PM
I finely made it on!  I had one Devil of a time with that code--my fault--I couldn't make out some of the letters.  Sorry for the e-mail, BK.  I should have realized the code would change and waited until it was a group I could read.

D
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 22, 2003, 05:28:39 PM
Ask the Karma question in the tech support board and I'll be happy to explain... :)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 05:29:21 PM
Glad you're in!

I shall endeavor to find out what the karma button means.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 05:38:41 PM
I'm a good boy I am and posted the Karma question on the technical thread.  And asked about the stars, too.  Kinda like the guy who wouldn't take my order at the pick-up window and made me move to the order window even though he was the only person on duty.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 05:46:23 PM
With all of these technical goings-on, I have been remiss in reporting on a film I saw last night called The Station Agent.  Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale play a sort of odd trio (as opposed to an odd couple)--three people you would never suspect could connect--who connect mightily in this pleasant comedy/drama.  Their very different characters are well delineated in the writing as well as in the acting.  The film produces a good number of laughs as well as tears.  I highly recommend the picture.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: td on October 22, 2003, 05:49:52 PM
Question for DR's Jennifer and William F. Orr...

Were you experiencing difficulties placing your "pins" on the very nifty new Member Map, or did you intentionally place yourselves out in the middle of the Atlantic?

I'm not Jennifer or WFO, but this morning my pin was just to the west of the African coast. . . :o
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 05:50:38 PM
The night before last, I saw another film, called Girls Will be Girls.  It stars three drag queens playing actresses of varying ages trying to make it in Hollywood.  It's sort of Valley of the Dolls en travesti.  Although there were a few good throwaway lines, oy vey, what a cockamamie and contrived story.  My advice?  Pass.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 22, 2003, 06:35:14 PM
I'm a good boy I am and posted the Karma question on the technical thread.  And asked about the stars, too.  Kinda like the guy who wouldn't take my order at the pick-up window and made me move to the order window even though he was the only person on duty.

Not really the same thing at all. The reason why it's best to ask questions about how the forum works is the Tech Support board becomes a repository for others who have similar problems.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Andrea on October 22, 2003, 06:36:41 PM
I'm here! Yeah!
Thanks go all who got me on-- I couldn't wait six hours as patiently as Emily did!

Anyhoo, I'm off to Penn. and Maryland for the weekend with my class and CYGOPP. So you all be good now while I'm gone!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Emily on October 22, 2003, 06:45:01 PM
Am I the only person who thinks that Mr. Mark Bakalor's eyes in his icon pic. are following them?

Crrrrrreeeeeeepppyyyy...  
;)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 06:47:48 PM
Good evening, all...glad to see everyone (wel, nearly everyone) has found their way to the board.  ;D

I had a thoroughly frightening evening. I was supposed to go to the Big Apple Circus with my friend, Jennifer, who had free tickets through the Met. Well, she ended up giving the other ticket to her blasted roommate, so I was (figuratively and literally) left out in the cold, so I went to a movie. What movie did I choose to see by myself?? Frickin' "Texas Chainsaw Massacre!" What was I thinking???

I don't generally get scared by movies...usually only when they do things like have people jump out from behind things. Wouldn't you know that people jumped out from behind things all over this movie? It was like the pole vault event for all the jumping. I've never seen the original movie, but this one certainly had me from the get-go--my heart was pounding the entire 90 minutes and I believe I yelled out a few explitives along the way.  :-[ On the way out of the movie theater, and the entire subway ride home, I couldn't help but laugh at myself for being so jittery. I'm sure I looked a fool with that big, cheesy grin on my face.

If you're looking for a scary, scary movie to see and are going just to have fun, not to criticize, go see this movie. What a blast! I don't know that I'll see any more scary movies by myself, though...

Anywho, that's all I know right now.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 22, 2003, 07:01:29 PM
Thanks to Mr. Mark Bakalor for explaining the Karma thing (see the "Technical Support" board for this explanation).  Sounds like we'll be able to use this to send our world-famous Hainsie/Kimlet good vibes (among other things), but first we all need to get ourselves up to 25 posts!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 07:02:01 PM
Sounds like Mr. Gest is going to take Liza for all she's worth...

Like sands through the hour-glass, these are the days of our ex-wives.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 22, 2003, 07:14:28 PM
Am I the only person who thinks that Mr. Mark Bakalor's eyes in his icon pic. are following them?

Crrrrrreeeeeeepppyyyy...  
;)

They are! (http://www.hijinks.com/~mark/wacky.html)
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Laura II on October 22, 2003, 07:18:55 PM
Hello everybody! I hope you all had a [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]wonderful[/move] day! Work was so much fun! Watching children grow as performers is so gratifying! Ok, just stopping by! Take care!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 22, 2003, 07:25:30 PM
Oh, I nearly forgot...
Tried to post this earlier, but my fershluganah computer decided to freeze up at that moment.  I recieved my lovely Kritzerland CD this afternoon!  Always nice to have some new Guy Haines to listen to.

Also, I've been having a bit of trouble getting the "glow" function to work, so I'm gonna try again using BK's instructions (or other minor variations)...

Does this glow?

If not, does this glow?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jed on October 22, 2003, 07:27:16 PM
If either of my glowing attempts above did work, I guess my Mac just doesn't show it.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Donna on October 22, 2003, 08:11:44 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Kudos to BK and The Guys![/move]
With the Old Board, I had a devil of a time keeping everybody straight. With the New Board, it's much easier to distinguish between each of you. Your personalities come through loud and clear.

:D :D Glad to Meet Ya! :D :D
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Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Craig on October 22, 2003, 08:23:58 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen...

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]A DRUMROLL PLEASE.......A DRUMROLL PLEASE.......A DRUMROLL PLEASE.......[/move]

In honor of our new AND improved board, I have just uploaded a TRIPLE (no you are not misreading) TRIPLE entry of Juliana's Journal...

Enjoy!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Matt H. on October 22, 2003, 08:25:02 PM
Let's not weep for Liza's lost millions yet. We haven't heard from her side of the table yet, and I'm sure they're going to have some VERY interesting stories to tell. This is going to get SO ugly.

She has always had the WORST taste in men.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: td on October 22, 2003, 08:27:24 PM
So  - - does anyone else think that NOW this will undoubtedly become the most popular site on the internet! ? ! ? ! ?
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 08:35:31 PM
It looks like one of the Borders near me jumped the gun on Elaine Stritch at Liberty and Tony Award highlights show that was scene on PBS. Got both of them.

 A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls and Man of La Mancha are still missing (although you get to see a couple of seconds of Richard Kiley as the Don, but there is narration over it. Too bad they didn't add the bonus part of Annie to the original cut and show it as a long continious scene.

But the reason why I am posting is the title song from Applause. (More complete than recording) is shown and one gets to see the waiters tushes (this was 1970's TV)  and I believe that is Sammy Williams as one of the gypsies....So those people who have seen Applause does the title song take place in Joe Allen's (BK favorite NYC restaurant)? The set reminded me of the restaurant.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: TCB on October 22, 2003, 08:35:56 PM
Liza, should have held off marrying Peter Allen, waited until Hugh Jackman did "The Boy from Oz", and THEN married Mr. Jackman!  ............Well, at least he's straight.
Title: Liza and David
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2003, 08:39:11 PM
That whole thing is a sick thing to begin with.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 08:41:04 PM

She has always had the WORST taste in men.

Apparently, so has Mr. Gest.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: TCB on October 22, 2003, 08:45:00 PM
Jason, you should be grateful you didn't go see "Willard" instead of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."  Think how you would feel about all your houseguests then.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 08:47:13 PM
Yes, the Applause song takes place in Joe Allen.  You only THINK you're seeing tush - they're wearing body stockings.  Isn't this too too much fun?

Sarah sends word that until she approves in Algebra she won't be able to post - her parents got very upset with her and this here site.   She'll be back, though, she promises.  I don't understand parents today, I really don't.  I would truly hate to be a young person.  Parents send nothing but mixed messages - they are overprotective (even when their children are babies, with the toilet locks and all that crap - somehow I don't think there were many babies drowned in the toilet when I was growing up), and yet they allow their children to dress like sluts and to grow up way too quickly.  I don't think Sarah was abusing her time here - she didn't post ad nauseum - it was just a divertissements away from homework, and yet they act like weirdos are on this here site.   Imagine - us - wierdos?  I think not.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Panni on October 22, 2003, 08:53:26 PM
I'm having trouble finding my way through the new board. Maybe it's my computer. who knows. So this post is probably in the wrong place... but, for those of you who expressed interest a while ago in the movie of DIE MOMMIE DIE, you can get info on its opening (Oct 31) in various cities at:
http://www.sundancechannel.com/filmseries
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 08:54:50 PM
TCB: Wouldn't you know there was a scene in the movie where she had rats crawling all over her? I mean, come on...what in the world was I thinking? And the whole time I'm thinking, "This is a just a movie... A scary movie... A scary movie about a girl hiding in an abandoned house in the woods, being chased by a man with a chainsaw who is wearing her dead boyfriend's face, and she has rats all over her." What was I thinking????
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 08:57:04 PM
FYI: I can actually hear a mouse chewing on my carpet trying to get in. I think that's creepier than Mr. Mark Bakalor's eyes following us or even a man with a chainsaw wearing another man's face while a girl hides in an abandoned house in the woods that just happens to have bars on all the windows. CREEPY!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: td on October 22, 2003, 09:30:44 PM
BK's favorite NY restaurant was mentioned on LAW & ORDER tonight, in an episode that dealt with a murderous three-named composer of Broadway musicals.  Great cast including John Shea, Katherine Chalfont and Robert Foxworth. . .

I saw the first TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE  when I was in college, and thought it was great fun then.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MBarnum on October 22, 2003, 09:37:54 PM
The tech board is definately a great help guys! Thanks Mark Bakalor for helping 'splain things for us!

I think I must return there and find out why my picture is now streched!
 :D



[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]OFF TO BEDDY BYE NOW![/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: RonPulliam on October 22, 2003, 09:45:39 PM
What man do you know who'd have anything to do with Ms. Gest?????

And to claim Liza beat him about the head while he did "nothing" -- you mean he didn't even even scream?  Not even a little bit?

Tsk!

 :P

 :-X

Jason:  Sorry about your friend Jennifer's double-cross.   :-\

Sometimes friends mean well but don't follow through.  Sometimes they're still friends.  And sometimes they don't know how to be good friends.  Most of the time they seem to mean well.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: RonPulliam on October 22, 2003, 09:47:25 PM
I have a kazillion questions about things...so I guess I better schlep my butt over to the Tech board before I get bitchslapped into a coma!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 09:48:40 PM
Panni, I really don't understand your confusion.  How much simpler can we explain it?  This is where you post.  These are the posts for day's notes, just like it says.  Why would you not think you should post this here?  You must think of the Daily Discussion board (where you posted your post) as what used to follow the notes.  The only difference is that you click on the Daily Discussions board, then on the title of the current day's notes.  Please explain what it is you're confused about.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: DearReaderLaura on October 22, 2003, 09:52:03 PM
Hello, all. What swell features we have here now. I'll look forward to catching up when things slow down.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: TCB on October 22, 2003, 09:53:05 PM
Jason!  I'm sorry I shouldn't laugh, but your description of you at that movie is hysterical ;D

And why would anyone mind having Mr. Mark Bakalor's eyes following them?  A lot of things can be said about Mr. Bakalor's picture (and / or eyes), but creepy is not one of them.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2003, 09:56:14 PM
TCB: I will admit, I was a sight after that movie--all wide-eyed and jittery.

I certainly didn't mean to say that Mr. Mark Bakalor's eyes are creepy...it is, perhaps, creepy that they seem to follow you, though. In fact, many here would say that Mr. Mark Bakalor himself is quite the handsome fellow--not creepy at all.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Ann on October 22, 2003, 09:57:51 PM
What a wonderful thing to come home to...this friendly and fun message board.  I just drove home through a monsoon..talk about northwest rain.  
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:01:26 PM
My humble apologies to Mr. Bark Makalor for my snide "Order here/Pick-up here" comment.  You are to be praised for making this site happen and answering all our technical questions, appropriately, in the technical section. :-[
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: MrMarkBakalor on October 22, 2003, 10:04:01 PM
Thanks, Jay. No worries...
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Panni on October 22, 2003, 10:12:55 PM
All is clear. I've had an epiphany. Seen the Light. A Voice from on high explained it all.  Minus, not plus. I gets it, yes indeed I do.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 10:13:58 PM
Okay, we have figured out Panni's problem.  No one else has had it thus far, so she must have made an incorrect click at some point.  If you get to our board home page, you should see three header titles: Haines His Way, The Kritzer Novels, and The First Nudie Musical (or something like it).  Below each of those header titles should be a subheading - for example, under HHW it should have two boards listed: Daily Discussions and Technical Support.  Under Kritzer Novels there is one listing, same for Nudie.  IF for some reason you don't see the subheadings, look to the left of the header title where you will see a tiny little box.  If there is a PLUS sign in the box, simply click on the header title (i.e. Haines His Way) and it will open up the subheadings and you will then see a MINUS sign in the little tiny box.  You always want the minus sign for everything on that page, otherwise the contents are hidden.  Sounds confusing, but it isn't.  Remember, if you don't see Daily Discussions on the home page of this forum, simply click Haines His Way and the plus sign will become a minus sign and the board will be revealed.  Whew!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 10:14:04 PM
I'm heeere!  Sorry for my errant and truantness this evening...after American Lit class, I forced my chick flick-fearing boyfriend Macbeth to watch Kissing Jessica Stein  with me...it probably is my all-time favorite romantic comedy.

I heard about Liza and Gest!  Oh, wow, who could have seen that one coming!  Still, I hope this guy gets 3 cents out of her...if even that.

TD--an episode about a murderous three-named composer???  Hahahaha, you have got to be kidding!  Though there have been some three named composers who in certain cases have murdered musicals!  

I'm so sorry to hear about Swishy!  I hope that being as resourceful as she is, she'll find ways to circumvent the HHW ban....BK, you're totally right about my parents.  I mean, I have pretty cool liberal parents but I guess I'm lucky.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Well...I guess I should get to bed....[/move]
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 10:19:43 PM
I really should review my posts before I post them.  I put BK, you're so right about MY parents, but of course I meant parents in general.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] Silly me![/move]

 :P
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:20:54 PM
Dear BK--

I believe the technical term for the + and - buttons you are referring to is "Twisties."
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:25:16 PM
My favorite scene in Kissing Jessica Stein is when the two protagonists are in the cab and they're talking to Tovah Feldshue on the cell phone and she guilts the pair into coming up to her house for dinner, something neither of them wants to do in the least.  Talk about verisimilitude!  Tell me there's a single person on this board of the Jewish persuasion who never had such an experience!
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Maya on October 22, 2003, 10:33:04 PM
Ah, Jay  :o I was all ready to get to bed, but I simply have to respond to your post first, hehe!  

That is a great scene and it's so funny that you mention that one in particular.  Macbeth, who is NOT the least bit Jewish, was going on to the effect of "Why can't anyone ever say no to a Jewish mother?"  He said he had never seen it happen.  Well, I'm sure it HAS happened on many occasions but I will certainly say that some Jewish mothers have a way of making you go along with whatever they say!  Really though...Tovah was great.  :-*

I guess my other favorite part in that movie is where Jessica is going on all those dates and they show a montage of all the losers she's going out with.  
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Matthew on October 22, 2003, 10:33:27 PM
Jason - I've met Mark B in person, he IS as creepy as his picture!!!  (love you, Mark)   :)  
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Jay on October 22, 2003, 10:36:43 PM
Say "No" to a Jewish mother?  You'd better not have anything on your calendar for the following day, as you'll have a funeral to go to.
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: bk on October 22, 2003, 10:53:40 PM
What a first day on our new message board!  Hoo and ray or, at the very least, Bob and Ray.  Remember, that as soon as the new notes go up, today's posts will be locked (you won't be able to make further posts) but you will be able to read them.  The current notes will always bear the title of the day's notes and the subheading "Today's Unseemly Posts" underneath.  Simple as pie. ;D
Title: Re:IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT
Post by: Angela on October 23, 2003, 12:30:31 AM
Oh My Goodness, it's going to take me some time to learn this format.....  Despite the newness, HHW looks fabulous!