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Title: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 12:21:10 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were addressed to Gettysburg, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently in LA trying to find the Gettysburg address.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 12:22:02 AM
And the word of the day is: CHOROGRAPHY!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 12:48:13 AM
Ops, I forgot to read the notes.
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 12:52:11 AM
Hi, Sam!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 12:52:50 AM
Hi George
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 12:54:13 AM
I think I have the 9th gate dvd, maybe I'll watch it tomorrow.  Johnny Depp movies I can watch.
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 12:55:07 AM
Topic of the Day:  maybe the 1940s.  A local theater group does an annual Christmas musical (with original scripts and actual 1940s music...I was in five of the first seven productions) that are set in the 1940s at a fictional night club called The Stardust Club.  For the most part, they've been very good.  They have great singers and (again, for the most part, good actors ;)). 
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 01:00:35 AM
Well, I need to get to sleep.  I just realized that I forgot to bring my own pillow. :-\ I hope that I can sleep on whatever my sister has.  I like my firm foam pillow.
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 01:01:27 AM
Good night, Sam and BK!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:02:46 AM
I know what bk means about no more bs.   My dad left 25 years of his life neatly packed up in boxes, each one labeled with the year.   I went through everything looking for movie location memorabilia, but found nothing.  I also found nothing to suggest that he had a connection with having a daughter or granddaughter. So all the bs with my father is finally going to be left behind.   I had always suspected he was an out-of-sight out-of-mind person.  Now I know my feeling was true.  The illusion of family needs to be left in the past and I can be free to move forward with the rest of my life.

Onward to being free and happier.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:03:17 AM
Goodnight George.   See ya Saturday.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:09:10 AM
I did find one movie tin from Lloyd's Camera in Hollywood.  This was my sponsor to come to the United States (or so I heard, I'll see if I can find someone old enough to know the story).  That I kept, it made me happy to see.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:28:41 AM
Also found one movie can that says house on Hesby St.   I'm having it transferred to dvd tomorrow and praying it's the house I lived in during Jr. High and High School.  The only 6 yrs I lived with my dad.  It will be the only pictures I have of the house.

If it's not too expensive, there are two more cans that say Arizona 1967 (I did go back to visit during that year) and I'll take a chance and transfer also.  I don't remember too much from when I was 14 in 1967.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:37:15 AM
topic of the day:   favorite history period and why.

It would be the future.  I'm waiting for the time when you get up in the morning, walk into an enclosure and poof your showered and dressed for the day.  I saw this in a play on TV 30 years ago, can't remember the play, but I do remember the scene.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:39:24 AM
Well goodnight.  I did not realize it was 1:30 in the morning.

Pleasant Saturday, and pain free vibes. :)
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 02:51:03 AM
DR Sam - hope those transfers work out.  Could be really fascinating!!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 02:51:53 AM
DR George - really enjoyed your theatre reportage.   Thanks!!

Good luck with the menagerie this weekend!       :o
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 02:52:39 AM
TOD - my favorite period:

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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 02:54:03 AM
***CONTINUED VIBES OF COPING & COMFORT***
for DR Ginny's DBIL John, his family, and those who care for him!!!!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 03:08:50 AM
Bruce Kimmel's anagram name is LIKE CRUMB ME.

Mine is VOW HARD KIND WIT.        :)
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 03:10:48 AM
I haven't been following the Twilight movies, but Taylor Lautner sure is cute!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 03:11:38 AM
Can't sleep.  Found my copy of 9th gate, unopened.  Looks like I'm watching a movie at 3AM.

Hi DAW.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 03:14:26 AM
Dear Daw, your favorite period reminds me of the Carl Sagan clip that was posted a few weeks ago.

Of which I loved watching.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 03:16:24 AM
Let's see if I can find it again. 
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 03:16:58 AM
Oh, hi DR Sam!      :)
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 03:17:12 AM
Goodnight again.

Or, good morning to the East Coast.
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 03:37:43 AM
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs150.snc1/5573_129153266592_657216592_2490907_4206267_n.jpg)
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Post by: Laura on August 15, 2009, 04:48:37 AM
Good morning. That is all. For now.
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 04:56:37 AM
***MEETING VIBES***
for DR Laura!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 04:57:18 AM
***BAR MITZVAH VIBES***
for DS Gabe!!!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 04:59:12 AM
Wow!!  The forthcoming Beatles remastered mono box set [~$250.00] is already sold out on Amazon.  It is apparently still available at other sites.  There is also a stereo box set.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 15, 2009, 05:50:35 AM
And the word of the day is: CHOROGRAPHY!

And The Song Of The Day Is:   OUR TOWN
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Post by: FJL on August 15, 2009, 05:55:17 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (that's thirteen exclamation points.)
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Post by: Druxy on August 15, 2009, 06:05:33 AM
Periods in history?

There are really 2 eras that fascinate me.

1. The American West from the 1880s until the turn-of the-century.  [I don' think I'd want to visit there for more than a few hours.  I'd miss my modern conveniences (e.g. air conditioning, indoor plumbing), but it would be fun to meet people like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and even Jesse James.]


2. Hollywood during the 1930s & 40s.  [I would have loved to be a part of Hollywood's Golden Era.  I guess I was born 30 years too late.]
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Post by: Ben on August 15, 2009, 06:09:03 AM
Dear Ginny, good thoughts and strength vibes to you and Richard and all involved

{{{Ginny et al}}}
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Post by: Ben on August 15, 2009, 06:09:15 AM
Happy Mitzvah day to Gabe!
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Post by: Ben on August 15, 2009, 06:09:35 AM
And now I'm off to the Laundry to begin folding dry clothing.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on August 15, 2009, 06:29:25 AM
HAPPY DAY TO DS GABE
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:44:28 AM
Good morning!

Another day that's beginning overcast but will likely clear away later and be hot (upper 80s). Typical August here.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:46:30 AM
I've been up since 4:30, but since I went to bed relatively early, I actually got more sleep last night than I have lately. Pain was far less severe, but today I'm very tight through the right arm and chest. [sigh] I guess this is improvement.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:47:44 AM
I used part of those early morning hours today to begin a new book that DR td recommended a year or two ago. I bought it but never had the time to read it. Now, with these early mornings, I have time now.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:48:57 AM
TOD:

I think the 1940s would have been a fascinating time to be alive if I wasn't involved in fighting the war.

I'd also be interested in seeing what life would be like in Tudor England IF I could be a person of means.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:50:33 AM
I got that last disc five episode of NCIS watched and then rewatched with the commentary of Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray. So, four more episodes and two more bonus features to go. The review is almost all done, too, which is one good thing about taking three days to do a box set: I can build the review in stages and it not seem much like work.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:54:11 AM
On TV Tonight!™

NBC - Women's gymnastics championships
FOX - AMERICA'S MOST WANTED
PBS - GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
BBCA - BEING HUMAN
FOOD - CHEFOGRAPHY
H&G - COLOR SPLASH
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 06:56:07 AM
I've enjoyed all of the MAD MEN caricatures. The show's third season begins tomorrow.

bk, That show's first two seasons are on Blu-ray and look wonderful. Excellent drama, too.
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 15, 2009, 07:05:17 AM
TOD:  the time of MAD MEN....although I would certainly miss my computer!
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 15, 2009, 07:05:29 AM
Happy Bar Mitvah vibes to Gabe! 
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 15, 2009, 07:05:54 AM
Milestones and avatars were flying yesterday - with everyone looking so dapper in their MAD MEN gear! 
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 15, 2009, 07:06:20 AM
Tonight is closing night and strike for MAN OF LA MANCHA.....and then ON to ARSENIC AND OLD LACE...where I only have to act!!
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:12:01 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe!!!! Most definitely!
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Post by: Jrand70 on August 15, 2009, 07:16:19 AM
No, DR JOSE....Matt just joined the faculty at DePauw but he had spent a lot of time in piano competitions and playing across the country.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:16:39 AM
TOD-  because of music, movies, plays, songs, fashions, innovations, clubs, etc, I'll go with  Hollywood, New York and Paris in the 1920's and Hollywood and New York in the 20's, 30's and 40's/  I would have to money though, you understand.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:19:50 AM
I know what bk means about no more bs.   My dad left 25 years of his life neatly packed up in boxes, each one labeled with the year.   I went through everything looking for movie location memorabilia, but found nothing.  I also found nothing to suggest that he had a connection with having a daughter or granddaughter. So all the bs with my father is finally going to be left behind.   I had always suspected he was an out-of-sight out-of-mind person.  Now I know my feeling was true.  The illusion of family needs to be left in the past and I can be free to move forward with the rest of my life.

Onward to being free and happier.

Wow, Sam.  It is always difficult when you actually and finally realize the truth you have always known deep down inside.    I hope you can learn from its value and treat it accordingly.  You're free now!
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:21:41 AM
Also found one movie can that says house on Hesby St.   I'm having it transferred to dvd tomorrow and praying it's the house I lived in during Jr. High and High School.  The only 6 yrs I lived with my dad.  It will be the only pictures I have of the house.

If it's not too expensive, there are two more cans that say Arizona 1967 (I did go back to visit during that year) and I'll take a chance and transfer also.  I don't remember too much from when I was 14 in 1967.

Hope the movies turn out good for you.  Personally I'd love to see Arizona of 1967 if includes Phoenix.  I have fond memories of the way Phoenix was then.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:22:26 AM
Sam, I do hope you get all of the film transferred to DVD. It will be fascinating, I am certain!
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:24:17 AM
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs150.snc1/5573_129153266592_657216592_2490907_4206267_n.jpg)

At first I thought it said, "Raw BEAR Pick Up"
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:30:28 AM
I really need to start renting the first two seasons of Mad Men!
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Post by: td on August 15, 2009, 07:40:04 AM
Happy bar mitzvah Gabe!
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 07:40:24 AM
Thanks to those who have posted for Gabe--it's very sweet to wake up to good wishes like that and I want you to know we appreciate it so much.

We had our family dinner last night and it was a lot of fun.  My sister has evidently started channeling my late mother, the less said about that the better.  :)  And tossed in among the assorted nuts on Betsy's side of the family are some really wonderful people.  It turns out several of the women have crushes on Keith Olbermann.  Go figure.  ;)
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Post by: td on August 15, 2009, 07:45:25 AM
I, too, would go for the 1940s.  The music, the fashion, the war, the films, the time of a truly "united" states.
Even though she's quite pitchy most of the time, Andrea Marcovicci's "I'll Be Seeing You: The Love Songs of World War II" gets a lot of play here.  I rather like her take on the times and her monologue, joined with a poem, about how people WAITED during those times:  for news from abroad, news of loved ones in action - especially husbands returning to hearth and home. 
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 07:46:05 AM
And because my days of being able to torture my children are quickly drawing to a nigh, I put on BAR MITZVAH BOY this morning for them to listen to.  :)
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Post by: Michael on August 15, 2009, 07:46:50 AM
Today Gabe is a fountain pen and a man

Remember to read the torah right to left!
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 07:47:00 AM
In other good news, my sub emailed to say everything went 99.9% well last night, which of course means that CFC has probably sent a Tolstoy length missive to the director about the .1% that didn't.  :)
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Post by: Jennifer on August 15, 2009, 07:47:17 AM
Vibes for DR Ginny's BIL and his family. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on August 15, 2009, 07:47:34 AM
Those mad men pics are awesome!
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Post by: Jennifer on August 15, 2009, 07:48:06 AM
All hell is breaking loose on Big Brother after the latest eviction. That person's coven are really losing it!
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 07:57:28 AM
Good morning, all! I took two Tylenol PM and could not tear myself from bed this morning: 11 hours, which is way too long. Also, another weird dream: an epic production of CANDIDE that lasted longer than a Wagnerian opera at Radio City in Oxford, OH.

I asked last night about the producer of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN because I do not like her; when she produced THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, composer Jeffrey Stock wanted me to do the orchestrations, and Ms Lion, who did everything possible to keep Jeffrey under her thumb, made horrible comments about my work and my resume ("we don't want that little Goodspeed sound"), refused to meet me or communicate with me. And you know what? Bruce Coughlin gave her a nice little Goodspeed sound for the score after they sacked the two previous orchestrators. I do do not like her nor do I wish her anything good.

DR Ginny, it sounds to me from your comments as if this weekend John is going off life support and I am
 so sorry to hear this. He was a good man, always a friend to me, and I have nothing but good wishes and sympathy to offer you, Richard, and the rest of the family. I've known him for 40 years, admired his good deeds and musicianship, and been lucky to consider him a friend. This is very sad.

DR JMK, it's nice to end this post on a happier note: I hope the bar mitzvah is a fantastic event and runs smoother than some of your PRODUCERS performances.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:59:47 AM
Heading down now to do some general cleaning up (of the house) and then I'll start thinking about what to prepare for lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 08:03:07 AM
And because my days of being able to torture my children are quickly drawing to a nigh, I put on BAR MITZVAH BOY this morning for them to listen to.  :)

A parent's time to torture his children NEVER ends!   ;)
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 08:10:30 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (that's thirteen exclamation points.)

DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO!  DITTO! 

That's thirteen, count 'em, THIRTEEN DITTO!s

;D
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 08:13:42 AM
Well, my sister's cats have been fed and the messes cleaned up. :P

I need to take a shower, get dressed, do a load of laundry, go to my place and feed my cat, then go to work for a few hours.

Have a good day, all!
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 08:15:30 AM
But before I go...
DR George - really enjoyed your theatre reportage.   Thanks!!

Good luck with the menagerie this weekend!       :o

Thanks...and thanks. ;)
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 08:15:41 AM
And...
I really need to start renting the first two seasons of Mad Men!

Michael, do you have On-Demand?  I think the entire two-year run is available on Comcast On-Demand.  Whatever you have might have it also. 
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 08:16:17 AM
And NOW I'm off!
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 08:21:47 AM
TOD

I'm guessing I have several times in history I'm obsessed over:
    18th-Century London: Sir Henry Fielding and the beginnings of a needed police system   
                                       Pope, Swift, Gay, Fielding and a lot of wits I would enjoy meeting
                                       Imagine attending the Dublin premiere of Handel's MESSIAH

    New York, 1900-1905: I could attend the opening night of BABES IN TOYLAND and several other
                                       Victor Herbert shows, not to mention seeing Maude Adams in PETER PAN
                                       the opening of the subway system
                                 
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:41:58 AM
I am up after a somewhat sleepless night of sleeplessness.  Oh, I slept but I woke up three or four times and each time it was slow going falling asleep, some of which has to do with a weird noise outside - I've heard this weird noise for a few days and finally isolated its source two days ago, but don't know how to fix it (it's emanating from a box near the pool - I think this box controls the lights in the pool, which don't work anyway, and maybe some outdoor lights (which also don't work) - but this is the first time I've actually heard it while inside the house.  So, I'm going to call the Handy Man and see if he can come and fix it and then do some other work I need done.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:42:32 AM
A very happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe.  If he needs help on his speech, have him read the epilogue of Kritzerland.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:42:52 AM
It's still doing that weird shudder thing every time I post here.
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 09:01:37 AM
Damn! I just spilled a full cup of coffee all over my table, drenching two Netflix returns, several bills and lotterytickets, all of MOST HAPPY FELLA and my notes on Brent's album.  It's a mess and I am completely furious at my stupidity and carelessness. Damn! Damn!! Damn!!!
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 09:15:33 AM
I completely forgot that she of the Evil Eye is today, so I must go do the long jog and then leave for a little while - I'd intended to jump right into the liner notes, but that won't be happening now until about twelve-thirty.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 09:21:03 AM
For a lot of fun and a total waste of time, go to yearbookyourself.com

I look really good in 1952 and 1954.  And I did always want to be Homecoming Queen!

Luckily, because I am photobucket-impaired, I cannot post the results.  But, it's kind of a hoot!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:05:47 AM
Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up...  Oh, and I guess it's still "Good Morning" someplace. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:07:02 AM
And it was nice to see some Mad Women join the partay.

*And it's also nice to see that not all of "us" are holding doughnuts. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:07:51 AM
DR Ginny - ~~~~~VIBES OF COMFORT AND UNDERSTANDING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:09:14 AM
~~~~~~VIBES OF MAZEL TO DR JMK'S DR GABE~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:09:46 AM
DR elmore - Breathe

...And blot. Don't rub. Blot.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 10:14:43 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to DS Gabe!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:15:30 AM
During the waning minutes of my time in bed this morning, Jonathan Schwartz played "Crazy He Calls Me" sung by Aretha Franklin.  WOWZA!!!!

*And on another WNYC related note, the overnight host has recently been playing cuts from Roberta Flack's "First Takes" album. Another WOWZA!  Her rendition of "The Ballad of The Sad Young Men" is ever so wistful.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 10:18:19 AM

To Ginny and Richard, may I offer prayers and vibes to both of you

and to Ricahrd's DB John and his family, vibes of strength and comfort
.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:19:16 AM
I haven't been following the Twilight movies, but Taylor Lautner sure is cute!

You are such a girl!


::)
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 10:25:17 AM
Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up...  Oh, and I guess it's still "Good Morning" someplace. ;)


It is on the left coast.
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 10:29:44 AM
I know what bk means about no more bs.   My dad left 25 years of his life neatly packed up in boxes, each one labeled with the year.   I went through everything looking for movie location memorabilia, but found nothing.  I also found nothing to suggest that he had a connection with having a daughter or granddaughter. So all the bs with my father is finally going to be left behind.   I had always suspected he was an out-of-sight out-of-mind person.  Now I know my feeling was true.  The illusion of family needs to be left in the past and I can be free to move forward with the rest of my life.

Onward to being free and happier.

I know you aren't after sympathy, it is what it is. Still, it is sad and best of vibes moving onward.  I know you are already on the road to freedom & happiness.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 10:32:35 AM
During the waning minutes of my time in bed this morning, Jonathan Schwartz played "Crazy He Calls Me" sung by Aretha Franklin.  WOWZA!!!!



Did Jonathan Swchartz come back to bed when he was finished?
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 10:34:37 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe!

It is nice to have a joyous event with all the angst amongst us.
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 10:38:02 AM
Pain free vibes to all who need them!!!

Vibes of comfort & strength to DR Ginny & family, you are in my heart today.

While I'm at it, vibes for my friend Doug who is waiting the results of a lung biopsy.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:38:09 AM
During the waning minutes of my time in bed this morning, Jonathan Schwartz played "Crazy He Calls Me" sung by Aretha Franklin.  WOWZA!!!!



Did Jonathan Swchartz come back to bed when he was finished?

Ew!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:44:15 AM
No, DR JOSE....Matt just joined the faculty at DePauw but he had spent a lot of time in piano competitions and playing across the country.

Gotcha, DR Jrand.  Will he be helping out with future productions at the Playhouse?
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 10:47:50 AM
During the waning minutes of my time in bed this morning, Jonathan Schwartz played "Crazy He Calls Me" sung by Aretha Franklin.  WOWZA!!!!



Did Jonathan Swchartz come back to bed when he was finished?

Ew!


Well, I could have asked if Aretha came back to bed.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:50:54 AM
I really need to start renting the first two seasons of Mad Men!

Or you could have watched the "Mad Men" marathons on AMC the past two days. ;)

*I'm trying to decided if I want to watch tomorrow night's season premiere in the comfort of my own living room, or watch it on the big(!) screens down in Times Square tomorrow night.  Hmmm...

New York's Gone Mad (http://www.amctv.com/newyorksgonemad/)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:51:20 AM
During the waning minutes of my time in bed this morning, Jonathan Schwartz played "Crazy He Calls Me" sung by Aretha Franklin.  WOWZA!!!!



Did Jonathan Swchartz come back to bed when he was finished?

Ew!


Well, I could have asked if Aretha came back to bed.

Double EW!!!

::)
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:56:42 AM
It is difficult to admit you've been a chump, and the times I've had to admit it are few and far between, but boy am I the winner of this year's all-time chump award.  It's not at all interesting, other than that at this stage of my life I allowed it to happen and kept allowing it to happen.  As Sammy Davis, Jr. sang in Golden Boy - well, no more.  I have, during my chumpdom, behaved well, never taken the low road (which was and is still VERY tempting), and just tried to be supportive and "there."  I felt that was the right and good thing to do - I was wrong. 

The Chump
The City of Studio, California
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:57:04 AM
I did the long jog and now I shall go eat some worms and return in a couple of hours.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:57:19 AM
bk - Was the game you played "Bananagrams"?

And was playing games really "emotionally exhausting"?

Here's to a less exhausting day today all around.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:58:20 AM
Welcome nine GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:58:46 AM
No, the emotionally exhausting part has to do with the chump post above.

I think it may have been bananagrams.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 11:46:23 AM
Comfort vibes to BK.  I hope you take the high road.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 11:52:08 AM
I find that Yearbook Yourself spot to be a hideous place and not very amusing!



(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/YearbookYourself_1992.jpg)
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Post by: Druxy on August 15, 2009, 11:55:32 AM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 12:15:39 PM
Welcome to 1988!      8)

(http://www2.yearbookyourself.com/uploads/109/15/07/03/05957.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 12:20:14 PM
Hi, DR François!!!!!   Nice to see you around and about.
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 12:20:55 PM
***VIBES OF COMFORT AND CLARITY*** for bk...
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 12:53:31 PM
***VIBES OF COMFORT AND CLARITY*** for bk...

Yes indeed.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 12:54:19 PM
I find that Yearbook Yourself spot to be a hideous place and not very amusing!
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/YearbookYourself_1992.jpg)

I think you kind of look like an aging Brady kid!
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 12:54:55 PM
Welcome to 1988!      8)

(http://www2.yearbookyourself.com/uploads/109/15/07/03/05957.jpg)



Rock on DAW!!!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:20:24 PM
Hi td

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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:24:17 PM
Happy Bar Mitzvah to Gabe
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:25:05 PM
Dear MattH, I'm glad you are doing a little better.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:28:10 PM
Dear bk,   Chumpdom land is a yucky place to be.   
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:31:48 PM
Dear JR, congrats and congrats
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:33:17 PM
THANK YOU EVERYONE  :) :)
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 01:34:35 PM
***KNOCK-'EM-DEAD CLOSING NIGHT VIBES***
for DR JRand58 and his cast and crew!!!!
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:37:37 PM
Dear JMK    I hope your children never want you to stop torturing them.
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:41:47 PM
NO EATING WORMS TODAY
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Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:49:27 PM
I think the genetic DNA my kid got stuck with was lurking in the dark for several generations waiting for a suitable host.   That is the river of denial I will live with.  If that makes any sense.  End of rant.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Sam on August 15, 2009, 01:49:55 PM
Listening to God's Little Acre.

Later.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 01:55:17 PM
Dear MattH, I'm glad you are doing a little better.

Thanks. I have been taking it very easy today, but the tightness and stiffness is preferable to pain.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 01:56:19 PM
BK,

I don't know what you've been a chump about, but I'd venture to say that every one of us here has been a chump at one time or another. I have a couple of times.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 01:57:32 PM
I now have one more episode of NCIS to watch, the season finale. I went ahead and watched the bonus features on the last disc before I watched the episodes, so that last show is all I have left to do.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 01:58:41 PM
While I ate lunch, I watched Thursday night's rerun of THE MENTALIST. This was the one about the art theft/forgery. Not one of the best episodes of the season, but Patrick gets to show off a lot in this episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 01:59:51 PM
For some reason, the DVR did not record MONK and PSYCH last night, so I had to find them again later in the week on reshowings, but will get to see them before new episodes turn up next Friday.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 02:01:41 PM
I'm back, and overtired, and feeling a little blue, when I'd much rather be feeling a little orange.  I'm watching a DVD of a film that's one half of our upcoming release - I'd never seen it before and didn't want to write the liner notes without having done so.  It's not on DVD here in the US, but was, oddly, in Spain.  It's not a very good movie, despite its terrific cast, good director, and great composer.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 02:02:02 PM
Thanks for all the responses. 
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 02:02:41 PM
***KNOCK-'EM-DEAD CLOSING NIGHT VIBES***
for DR JRand58 and his cast and crew!!!!

DITTO!
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 02:03:23 PM
I'm heading down now to finish NCIS so I can get the review finished and posted.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 02:06:13 PM
Dear MattH, I'm glad you are doing a little better.

Thanks. I have been taking it very easy today, but the tightness and stiffness is preferable to pain.

I'm sure. :)  Continued healing vibes!!
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 02:13:05 PM
Bruce, don't kick yourself for being a chump, praise yourself for being a nice guy.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 02:13:12 PM
Broken legs vibes for closing night

to DR JRand's MAN OF LA MANCHA

cast, crew, AND director!
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Post by: Michael on August 15, 2009, 02:33:38 PM
Hope that BK's chumpdom evolves into a champdom
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Post by: Michael on August 15, 2009, 02:37:10 PM
I am sure DR Michael Barnum is devastated, just devastated over this new report:

NEW DELHI – Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained for two hours for questioning at a U.S. airport before being released by immigration authorities, a news agency report said Saturday.
Khan, one of the Indian film industry's biggest stars, said he was detained because his name came up on a computer alert list at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, Press Trust of India news agency said.
"I told them I am a movie star," Khan was quoted as saying.
The reported detention made top news on TV stations in India.
Khan said he was able to message a lawmaker in India who asked the Indian embassy in Washington to seek his release. Khan was let go after embassy officials intervened, the agency said.
Jen Friedberg, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said the agency did not request that Khan be detained.
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 03:25:40 PM
(http://fizzyenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/the-observe.jpg)
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 03:34:51 PM
I've been on the phone with Apple Support and then chatting with a Mobile Me expert - normally, my engineer puts all the audio track files on iDisk, and I drag them from there to iTunes and it always works perfectly.  Last night, I got error messages, but today I managed to get four track in before getting the error messages.  We did a permissions repair and tried all sorts of other things, including doing it from the laptop, where I also got the same error messages.  So, ultimately, the guy felt it was a network problem - not necessarily a Time Warner problem but my network on my wireless router.  Why this would happen all of a sudden is anyone's guess.  So, he had me unplug the router and the cable modem and then plug them in.  I've restarted the laptop and will now try it again.  If it's working, then I'll restart this computer and see if it's working here.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 03:40:35 PM
A most wonderful bar mitzvah to Gabe!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 03:45:27 PM
Good Evening!

Well... Since I happened to be walking by Central Park... And by The Delacorte... And since the stand-by line isn't too long... I may be seeing "The Bacchae" tonight. We shall see...
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 03:46:41 PM
No doubt the authority who detained Shah Ruk Khan was an overzealous fan, or under the influence of a very imaginative PR man.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 03:48:34 PM
bk - It's usually best to drag any files from iDisk to your Desktop first and then into whatever program you will be using. There's less chance of corrupting the file that way - otherwise, the program will be reading and playing the file at the same time the transfer is going on. Best to treat it as a straight file transfer first.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 03:54:13 PM
Actually, I think DR MBarnum may be jealous of the fact that I will be attending the India Day Festival here in NYC. In fact, a mother of an actress I know will be performing tomorrow too. I'm really looking forward to seeing her perform.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 04:30:42 PM
You are such a girl!

What was your first clue?       :)
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 04:39:47 PM
Actually, I think DR MBarnum may be jealous of the fact that I will be attending the India Day Festival here in NYC. In fact, a mother of an actress I know will be performing tomorrow too. I'm really looking forward to seeing her perform.


He would be more interested if it was the father of an actress.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
(http://fizzyenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/the-observe.jpg)


Daw, how did they take a picture of your brain?
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Post by: Jennifer on August 15, 2009, 04:42:33 PM
Vibes for DR Jane's friend doug. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 04:42:52 PM
PAGE SIX!
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 04:45:01 PM
Vibes for all who are suffering.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 15, 2009, 04:59:30 PM
VIBES FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED THEM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 05:05:45 PM
Daw, how did they take a picture of your brain?

Well, first they had to create a vacuum...
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 15, 2009, 05:09:30 PM
BK, hope you're feeing happier soon.  It's never pleasant to feel like a chump, but as Jane said, don't kick yourself about it.
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 05:11:14 PM
Broken legs vibes for closing night

to DR JMK's MAN OF LA MANCHA

cast, crew, AND director!

OMG, who hired me to do Man of La Mancha?   ;D
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 05:13:13 PM
Services this morning were splendid, and I will hopefully have some pics to post soon.

The best part:  my extremely well educated, Hillel Day School taught wife completely blew the Torah blessings, while I, little Salt Lake City born half breed that I am, did them flawlessly.  :)
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 05:15:42 PM
Of course she also chanted Torah whilst I stood there wondering what all those strange little squiggles were, so I can't be too superior about it.  ;)
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 05:15:57 PM
Thank you DR Jennifer.
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 05:17:23 PM
Services this morning were splendid, and I will hopefully have some pics to post soon.

The best part:  my extremely well educated, Hillel Day School taught wife completely blew the Torah blessings, while I, little Salt Lake City born half breed that I am, did them flawlessly.  :)

Glad the service was splendid.  You may have been less nervous than the mother of your young man ;)
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 05:17:48 PM
Of course she also chanted Torah whilst I stood there wondering what all those strange little squiggles were, so I can't be too superior about it.  ;)

;D
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 05:23:06 PM
Funniest punchline of the kiddush luncheon--Betsy's cousin Brad came over and asked if all the male cousins (8 boys between the ages of 10-14) could congregate at our house and I could watch them for a little while before the rest of the troops arrived.  At which point one of Betsy's radio friends, in her best advertising voice, looked at me and asked, "Isn't it time for another Percoset?"
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 05:37:21 PM
LOL-Did Betsy's friend get you off the hook?  I shocked the question was asked today of all days.
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 05:45:19 PM
LOL-Did Betsy's friend get you off the hook?  I shocked the question was asked today of all days.

No, we wanted them to come over (this was after the kiddush and before the party, which we're about to leave for).  These boys were all born within months of each other, we've had nonstop Bar Mitzvahs for years (with two more to come--oy!), so it's fun to see them all together.
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
:D
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 05:57:50 PM
Did Betsy's friend get you off the hook? 

With the Percoset, DR JMK wouldn't have cared, one way or the other.      :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 06:01:29 PM
Oy! I have worked very hard today: laundry, cleaning up the coffee mess, writing out the notes on MOST HAPPY FELLA Act Three, which was an 8-hour job in itself, and casting the role of Nicky Arnsyein for the Lyric Stage in Irving, TX. Of course by the time the actor I'd lined up called the producer, he was told the role had been cast. Why the hell did the asshole producer get me involved then? Some friend!

Time to relax!
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 06:05:57 PM
DR elmore, wishing you a very good next week!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 06:24:11 PM
DR elmore, wishing you a very good next week!!!

Thanks, Nursie! I will need it.
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Post by: Ginny on August 15, 2009, 06:40:45 PM
Thank you all for today's vibes and prayers.  John was extubated (a word I hope never to have to use again) about 3pm and has now been moved to a private room, receiving palliative care.  Richard and I were there until a little after 4pm and have kept in touch this evening via Facebook and text-messaging.  John's wife and daughters are with him and supporting one another very well.
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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 06:46:57 PM
Oh DR Ginny, if you ever have to use the word again I hope it has a more positive meaning, as I wish with all my heart it did this time.

You are all in my heart & I wish you strength & comfort.
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Post by: td on August 15, 2009, 06:48:31 PM
Hi td



Hi Sam!
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Post by: Ginny on August 15, 2009, 06:48:38 PM
Thank you, DR Jane.
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Post by: td on August 15, 2009, 06:52:51 PM
I hope BK is no longer blue.
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 07:03:50 PM
Vibes for all who are suffering.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


~~~~~~~~~~DITTO!!~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 07:07:26 PM
I find that Yearbook Yourself spot to be a hideous place and not very amusing!



(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/YearbookYourself_1992.jpg)

And here's my graduation year...1984:

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/GPDYearbookYourself_1984.jpg)
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Post by: George on August 15, 2009, 07:12:14 PM
I'm at home after working this afternoon.  Now, it's time for the travelling cat-sitter to start sitting on cats. ;)

Until later!

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Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 07:12:17 PM
I would not recognize either of you, but then I'm not very good at that anyway.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
Dear MattH, I'm glad you are doing a little better.

Thanks. I have been taking it very easy today, but the tightness and stiffness is preferable to pain.

I'm sure. :)  Continued healing vibes!!

Thank you, DR Jane.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:19:00 PM
Got NCIS finished and posted. Really enjoyed reliving those episodes again and look forward to the new season which starts, gulp, next month!
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:20:06 PM
HERCULES (the DIsney cartoon) was on The Family Channel-HD this afternoon and I recorded it since the only DVD I have of the film is a nonanamorphic letterbox version. It looked simply splendid. Beautiful animation, and the tunes were a tonic.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:20:21 PM
Page Seven Dance!!!
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Post by: td on August 15, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/YearbookYourself_1974.jpg)

I did it, too.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
Actually, I think DR MBarnum may be jealous of the fact that I will be attending the India Day Festival here in NYC. In fact, a mother of an actress I know will be performing tomorrow too. I'm really looking forward to seeing her perform.

Actually, I will be attending India Festival 2009 in downtown Portland tomorrow, with little Benny and Taylor in tow.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:22:00 PM
I was going to take the rest of the night off, too, but then I started thinking about that next Criterion/Eclipse box set coming up, and there are five movies in it, each about 90 minutes. So, I figured I'd get one out of the way tonight, and then two a day for the next two days to finish it up.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:26:03 PM
These are all low budget Japanese noir films (think Monogram-level films from Japan). The one I watched tonight was called I AM WAITING from 1957. Just OK noir drama about a man betrayed by his brother (so he thinks) until he pieces together what actually happened.
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:27:40 PM
Having now taken Bosco for his second walk of the day, I shall now sit down with some dinner and a Bollywood movie....KUSHBOO: THE FRANGRENCE OF LOVE


(http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/08/jun/khushboo_01.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:29:21 PM
These are all low budget Japanese noir films (think Monogram-level films from Japan). The one I watched tonight was called I AM WAITING from 1957. Just OK noir drama about a man betrayed by his brother (so he thinks) until he pieces together what actually happened.

Wow, these sound like something I would love! How did I miss this set?
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 07:29:49 PM
Well, I bought myself a fairly small flat-screen HD TV.  They also sold me a HDMI(?) cable.  Unfortunately I am sitting her watching my TV in low-def because me cable box does not have an HDMI input.  So, I plugged the regular cable into the new TV and am now watching a beautiful picture and wonderful sound on my new TV, but no HD.
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Jane on August 15, 2009, 07:34:51 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/YearbookYourself_1974.jpg)

I did it, too.

;D "love" the hair.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 15, 2009, 07:37:13 PM
TOD - The American Revolution
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:38:29 PM
These are all low budget Japanese noir films (think Monogram-level films from Japan). The one I watched tonight was called I AM WAITING from 1957. Just OK noir drama about a man betrayed by his brother (so he thinks) until he pieces together what actually happened.

Wow, these sound like something I would love! How did I miss this set?

It hasn't come out yet, DR MBarnum. It comes out on August 25th. Called NIKKATSU NOIR
Title: Re: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:40:23 PM
Well, I bought myself a fairly small flat-screen HD TV.  They also sold me a HDMI(?) cable.  Unfortunately I am sitting her watching my TV in low-def because me cable box does not have an HDMI input.  So, I plugged the regular cable into the new TV and am now watching a beautiful picture and wonderful sound on my new TV, but no HD.

Does your cable box have red-green-blue jacks? That can get you HD, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:41:03 PM
I was going to do some writing tonight, but my back is sore, so I'm not going to try. Maybe tomorrow.
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Post by: Matt H. on August 15, 2009, 07:41:56 PM
So, I think I'll head downstairs and get ready for bed.

Good night!
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Post by: MBarnum on August 15, 2009, 07:42:43 PM
These are all low budget Japanese noir films (think Monogram-level films from Japan). The one I watched tonight was called I AM WAITING from 1957. Just OK noir drama about a man betrayed by his brother (so he thinks) until he pieces together what actually happened.

Wow, these sound like something I would love! How did I miss this set?

It hasn't come out yet, DR MBarnum. It comes out on August 25th. Called NIKKATSU NOIR


Just watched some of the trailers on Criterion's website! I can't wait for this set!!! JRand, I think you would enjoy these as well!


http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/655 (http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/655)
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 07:43:22 PM
Well, I bought myself a fairly small flat-screen HD TV.  They also sold me a HDMI(?) cable.  Unfortunately I am sitting her watching my TV in low-def because me cable box does not have an HDMI input.  So, I plugged the regular cable into the new TV and am now watching a beautiful picture and wonderful sound on my new TV, but no HD.

Does your cable box have red-green-blue jacks? That can get you HD, too.

Yes, but  I don't have a componet cable.  And since I have already taken my Vicodin, I can't go to the store and buy one tonight.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:43:26 PM
Broken legs vibes for closing night
to DR JMK's MAN OF LA MANCHA
cast, crew, AND director!

OMG, who hired me to do Man of La Mancha?   ;D
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Don't you remember?!!!  You offered to fly out for free and handle the whole things.  Man, those pills do funny things to you!   ;D
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 07:45:19 PM
Broken legs vibes for closing night
to DR JRand's MAN OF LA MANCHA
cast, crew, AND director!

OMG, who hired me to do Man of La Mancha?   ;D

Don't you remember?!!!  You offered to fly out for free and handle the whole things.  Man, those pills do funny things to you!   ;D
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Must everybody quote that error?  I have already corrected the post.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:47:23 PM
We love you , TCB!
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 07:48:16 PM
We love you , TCB!

I am mentally challenged.
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Post by: Kerry on August 15, 2009, 07:49:22 PM
Industrial strength vibes to all.    We should all huddle close together and put a force field around us!

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 07:50:16 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/YearbookYourself_1974.jpg)

I did it, too.


That really is scary, td.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 08:10:03 PM
Well, I feel better now.  Since the TV came with a built-in DVD player, I stuck in a HARRY POTTER movie.  Now I have HD.
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Post by: TCB on August 15, 2009, 08:22:02 PM




G'night!
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Post by: Michael on August 15, 2009, 08:30:31 PM
My hip went out of place yesterday. The doc put it back right this am and now it is out of place again.

I feel old
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 08:37:05 PM
Good Evening!

So... I ended up seeing The Bacchae in Central Park tonight.  And...
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:38:44 PM
I, too, am looking very forward to the Japanese noir set.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:40:48 PM
I spent two bloody hours working on the finale of act one for the long musical, because the lyricist, despite my being very clear about what was to go where, got it wrong every step of the way.  I mean, I spent thirty minutes on the phone saying it, while she typed on her computer.  That she could not get it right was quite astonishing, since I was very clear each step of the way.  I then had to undo everything and talk her through it again and I made the changes on the Word doc and now it's finally the way I want it and it's been sent to all the other collaborators. 
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:41:24 PM
I finished watching the DVD of one half of the upcoming Kritzerland release - really bad and it really shouldn't have been.

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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:42:34 PM
I'll now finish The Ninth Gate, and then go back to the liner notes, and I guess that's what the rest of my evening will be.  I also spent considerable time listening to the new master, and I've futzed with the order on one of the soundtracks considerably, because it just wasn't good, and I flipped two tracks on the other to make it more film like.
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:43:45 PM
In fact, I really haven't stopped working since I got home.  And there will be no rest tomorrow as I have to address a whole slew of packages - I'll have a new helper here, but I have to teach her how to do it, so that will take time, too.  I'm not sure I'll go to the reunion thing - just don't know if I'll be up to it.  IF I go, I'll only make an appearance. 
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 08:44:00 PM
Well, no one can say we didn't get to page eight.
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Post by: Cillaliz on August 15, 2009, 09:00:44 PM
Hmm, we're supposed to get a storm at midnight.  May as well stay up
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:02:26 PM
So...

Since I happened to have dinner with my friend, Allen, at the Hampton Chutney Co. (http://www.hamptonchutney.com/), and since the Hampton Chutney Co. happens to be right near 82nd Street (actually in DR elmore's 'hood), and since the entrance The Delacorte is right off of 81st Street and Central Park West, I decided to walk over there after dinner to see what the stand-by line was like for tonight's performance of The Bacchae (http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/126/219/), and since the line really wasn't that long, and since the weather was quite nice, I decided to get in line.

...and on, and on, and on, and on, and on.... (Ah, a Baby reference.)

In any case... The couple who lined up right after me turned out to be from Australia.  Actually, she was from Australia, and he's from here - but they live in Sydney now.  They're back in the States for "holiday" as well as to attend a screening of a documentary that she produced.  The documentary, "The Matilda Candidate" (http://www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au/content/341/film_id/90181.html) will be screened tomorrow afternoon at the newly opened Maysles Institute (http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/) which happens to be only about a 15-minute walk from my apartment.  So, guess where I'll be tomorrow afternoon? :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 09:07:37 PM
Having now taken Bosco for his second walk of the day, I shall now sit down with some dinner and a Bollywood movie....KUSHBOO: THE FRANGRENCE OF LOVE


(http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/08/jun/khushboo_01.jpg)

I'm sure you mean "fragrance of love" but if anyone said khushboo to me, I'd wipe up the floor with them!
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 09:08:13 PM
Serendipity at work!!!    :D


Or perhaps Serendippitydoo!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:08:14 PM
...And right behind that couple was a young musical theatre writer and his friend.  And it looks like we'll all be meeting up tomorrow to attend the screening of "The Matilda Candidate".

It really was a great way to spend the hour or so I waited in line for tonight's show.
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Post by: elmore3003 on August 15, 2009, 09:10:39 PM
I watched two more ghost stories on SHADES OF DARKNESS and it's time for bed. Tomorrow I have to go to Toyland and do some Toyland work.

I tired so maybe I'll sleep well tonight!

DR Ginny, I send all the Palmers my best wishes. Keep me posted.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:24:05 PM
As for the show itself, well...

Greek and Roman Tragedies and Comedies have always worked better for me on the page than on the stage.  I tend to prefer reading them, rather than watching them.  -Although, I remember a high school field trip to see Zoe Caldwell in Medea at the Kennedy Center - WOW! -And I also loved Diana Rigg's more recent production.

I guess since I know that no one really knows just how they were staged originally, I always know that the "tradition" behind the presentation of the plays is sort of murky.  -If that makes sense - and it may not.  In any case...

I liked what I saw on stage of The Delacorte earlier tonight.  There is the "usual" mash-up of Classic and Modern Day dress and presentation, as well as Philip Glass' score.  The production is very well cast, but since there is a hardly any actual dialogue in the piece, I found myself being too aware of when the actors were not on stage, and if they weren't being used actively when they were on stage.

It's a good production. One act. 90 minutes. No intermission. I may go see it again - but I don't think I would wait in line for more than 90 minutes, more than the running time of the play.
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Post by: DAW on August 15, 2009, 09:39:07 PM
Once again, DR JoseSPiano, thanks for the theatre reportage!      :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:45:07 PM
Once again, DR JoseSPiano, thanks for the theatre reportage!      :)

You're very welcome.

*I will say there is one "regret" I have after attending tonight's performance... During the pre-show, some of the actors go through a "ritual".  Jonathan Groff was on stage for about 15 minutes. He set some props.  He walked here, he walked there.  He even changed clothes on stage!  At one point, he came down stage left - which happened to be only about 12 feet from me since I ended up in the fifth(!) row tonight - and "rinsed" his feet off in the moat (of water) that surrounds the stage.  He then dried off his feet with a small towel, and then tossed that towel into the front row.  The lady who caught it - well, more like "lapped" it - then tried to give it back to one of the ushers. He said, "Keep it. It's yours now."  She then pushed it under her seat... and there it remained throughout the show... and after she got up to exit after the play was over.  I was sooo tempted to gather it up for myself.  And then put it up on e-Bay.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:54:45 PM
I've been confusing all the talk about "The Ninth Gate" with "District 9".  Now I get it.  I think.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 09:58:24 PM
Oh, and the young composer I met earlier tonight is Nate Weida (http://www.myspace.com/nateweida).  His show, The New Hopeville Comics (http://www.newhopevillecomics.com/index.html) was presented earlier this year off-Broadway.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:01:18 PM
~~~~~HIP-HIP HOORAY VIBES FOR DR MICHAEL S~~~~~
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Post by: JMK on August 15, 2009, 10:10:47 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/YearbookYourself_1974.jpg)

I did it, too.

Whachoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:20:07 PM
I'm about two-thirds finished with the liner notes - it helps to be listening to the new master as I write them.  I've already undid one change that I made and put it back the way it wuz on the original LP.  But all my other changes work really well, especially in the soundtrack that ends the album.  That original LP was not well put together, and it was fun undoing it and moving things around for a better listening experience. 
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Post by: bk on August 15, 2009, 10:20:36 PM
I think I'll take a shower now, and then try to finish the notes, so that I can read them over in the morning, make fixes, and get them to the designer.
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Post by: Laura on August 15, 2009, 10:32:28 PM
It has been a very long day.
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Post by: Laura on August 15, 2009, 10:33:33 PM
Ginny, I am so sorry to hear about John. Prayers that he is not suffering and that he may go in peace. Prayers that the whole family can feel some peace, as well.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on August 15, 2009, 10:38:53 PM
OK... This just made me laugh... Well, at least giggle....

Officials have found that the wildfires raging in the Los Padres National Forest were caused by a cooking fire set by marijuana growers.

-I guess when you got a case of the munchies.. ;)