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Title: THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 12:33:55 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've paid the bill, you've fit the bill, and you've seen the bill o' fare, so now it's time to post until the bills come home.  To it, you dear, dear people out there in the dark.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 01:00:40 AM
Got home a little while ago and Abie was happy to see me. It's really wonderful to have a dog waiting for you. The pet posts were lovely.

Jane - Good vibes to Echo!

And good-night, all.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2004, 01:02:41 AM
I not only have to adjust my clocks for the end of Daylight Savings here but need to adjust the international comparitive times I work upon. I am at least an hour out. I shall be missing for the next week as I attempt to calculate the difference in time zones etc. Have a great week everyone.
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Post by: Michael on March 28, 2004, 05:24:05 AM
(http://www.ibiblio.org/Dave/Dr-Fun/df9312/df931217.jpg)
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on March 28, 2004, 05:26:11 AM
DR Robin mentioned he'd be E&T today, but I'm wondering how he did in yesterday's Scrabble tournament.

As for a topic: Favorite games - board and other. Scrabble is at the top of my list, though I haven't played in ages. (Does anyone know of an on-line site?) I also enjoy cribbage and euchre.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Michael on March 28, 2004, 05:27:12 AM
(http://mmwww.northville.k12.mi.us/STUDENTS/2005/odonneka/till%20the%20cows%20come%20home.gif)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Michael on March 28, 2004, 05:32:27 AM
Or go here for some talented cows

http://www.kingcards.com/htdocs/bday2/partycows.htm (http://www.kingcards.com/htdocs/bday2/partycows.htm)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Emily on March 28, 2004, 06:27:29 AM
So THIS is what 9:15 on a Sunday morning looks like, huh? :)

I had a delightful time sugaring-off yesterday with DR Andrea and some family members.  We went to one of the bigger places near Mont St. Grégoire.  On the all-you-can-eat menus was:

1) Tire which is heated maple syrup which, when poured on snow becomes a soft yummy taffy which you spoon up with popsicle sticks

2) Sweet Pickles, Celery, Cole Slaw and Beets

3) Warm buns with butter and cretons (which is a Quebecois spiced pork pate)

4) Deep-fried pork lard (YES... people do actually eat it and enjoy it!)

5) Omelette with maple syrup poured over it

6) Smoked and Regular ham with maple syrup poured over it

7) Souffléed crepes with maple syrup poured over them (think of them like larger doughnut holes with a more pancake-y inside)

8) Doughnuts rolled in maple sugar

9) Sugar pie

I thought I was either going to burst or go into sugar shock by the end of the evening.  Now I feel the horrible need to march off into the woods and chop down a tree or something... ;)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on March 28, 2004, 06:34:49 AM
What's with all this cow stuff? :)

Ah, for a second I thought I had forgotten to change the clocks.  But it is NEXT weekend for us!

It looks like it will be a nice sunny day.  I was SO disappointed yesterday.  The weather channel called for total sunshine, and it was cloudy and dreary and awful (although no rain).

Friday night, however was total fog.  That is the foggiest I have EVER seen.  I could barely see in front of me.  Luckily there were many lights on the main streets, which made it much easier.  But we almost turned back in the car, when we couldn't see anything.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on March 28, 2004, 06:37:24 AM
Oh DR Emily: I lOVE eating the maple syrup on the snow. That is so good. Last year they had that at a nearby mall for free.  And I kept going back cause it is totally addictive!
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on March 28, 2004, 06:39:42 AM
Hey, did I miss an announcement here saying to read the special announcement on Juliana's journal.

It says she is going on in Seattle this week.

I had to read about it on All That Chat :)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 07:08:07 AM
I watched DEADWOOD last week, the new HBO series which now follows THE SOPRANOS on SUndays nights, and I surprisingly liked it. Several of the men are interesting characters that I'll enjoy getting to know, there are no confusingly spiritual/mystical elements as in HBO's CARNIVALE, and the actress they've chosen to portray Calamity Jane resembles the real Jane from photographs much more than either Doris Day or Yvonne DeCarlo did in their Calamity Jane films. (That's not to knock CALAMITY JANE which I think is one of the best musicals ever written for the screen.)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: td on March 28, 2004, 07:20:33 AM
Does she look as good as Jane Alexander did in the role?
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on March 28, 2004, 07:26:09 AM
4) Deep-fried pork lard (YES... people do actually eat it and enjoy it!)



Explanation, svp. What, exactly, is fried in what? And then, what's the tangible result?
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 07:27:45 AM
Does she look as good as Jane Alexander did in the role?

I never saw Jane Alexander's TV-movie, so that's why I didn't comment, but the actress on DEADWOOD is somewhat plain and portly, just like pictures of the real Jane show her to have been.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2004, 07:39:15 AM
Good morning, all!  I enjoyed all the pet postings yesterday.  I wasn't so much E&T yesterday as preoccupied with other business matters.  I'd drop in for a few minutes, read a few posts, think about responding, and get back to my chores.

Board games:  I find it amazing there are so many around now that I've never heard of.  I was only so-so at Scrabble, but I love the game, and I can remember a Monopoly round in Pittsburgh around 1960 that went on for several days with my brother, several cousins, and an aunt battling for Trumpdom.  I remember the length of the game but I no longer know who won.

Today's my first free day in over a month, and I plan to spend it watching several of the new DVDs I've acquired.  I have a few CDs to burn, and by then it should be time for THE SOPRANOS and DEADWOOD.  Live Chat is tomoorow night?

Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 07:55:25 AM
Dear BK did say chat would be tomorrow at 6 pm Pacific time.

He'll probably be making only a cameo appearance, however, if he plans to be at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale in time to see Lady in the Dark, something he said he would be doing.  (I will be at LitD myself.)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2004, 08:22:05 AM
DRJay, is this a live Liza Elliot, Miss Ginger Rogers or a showing of the Ann Sothern broadcast?

What the hell did I do?
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 08:29:03 AM
There is a new entry to Juliana's Journal up right this very minute.  She's going on in Chicago (the city not the musical) and she's going on in Seattle.  I'm going to have her jump ahead, journal-wise, so we get the immeditate details.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 08:31:27 AM
elmoore, that's a weird glitch that happens every now and then - two people hit "post" at exactly the same time and it puts the posts side by side.  It's actually only happened twice before, but I just delete one of them and all is well with the world and its environs.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 08:35:38 AM
What the hell did I do?

I don't know - but it was sure fun for the few minutes it lasted; seems you have hidden talents at "post" impressionism.

der Brucer (always an admirer of techno-creativity, however unintended)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 08:37:41 AM
Dear Reader elmore3003 asked:  DRJay, is this a live Liza Elliot, Miss Ginger Rogers or a showing of the Ann Sothern broadcast?

This is a live presentation by the Musical Theatre Guild, which presents one-night-only semi-staged on-book revivals of rarely produced musicals.  The Liza Elliott on Monday evening will be Miss Eileen Barnett.

For more information, click here:

http://www.musicaltheatreguild.com/showdetails.asp?show_title=Lady+in+the+Dark (http://www.musicaltheatreguild.com/showdetails.asp?show_title=Lady+in+the+Dark)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 08:38:59 AM
Memo to BK:

Perhaps the low level of posting yesterday was becasue of Michael Shayne's scatological reference to "Mary Poopins"

der Brucer (who shall make up for yesterday by posting some animal stories -no sad endings)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 08:43:14 AM
Danise I can’t imagine you would be cruel to leave Brandi out at night.  I do know of dogs that prefer it.  If I have ever had one that did, I wouldn’t know since they sleep with us from the beginning.  Anastasia, the husky, use to pant in my ear all night when she was a puppy.  She and our Samoyed, Natasha, were thrilled when we left So. California & moved to New Jersey.  Sometimes guest get Echo for the night as a special treat to them.

MBarnum I don’t know why but I missed your post to me last night so didn't comment.  I know hunters who love their hunting dogs.  I’m sorry you didn’t get to grow up with one.  We had toy, miniature poodles that are notorious for taking on the personalities of their owners.  Ours were a bit neurotic but I loved them.  

Thank you RLP.  I couldn’t give away a dog so completely devoted to me even though it was really Keith and the children who wanted to keep her.

LauraII thank you for the good vibes.  In fact I think all the good wishes worked cause I’m feeling very happy today and Echo is feeling better.  This morning we reduced her twice a day aspirin to half in the morning & half at night.

DearReaderLaura I admire your fostering.  Over the years I have found homes for numerous pets we found & baby sat my friend’s Seeing Eye pups.  One day I would like to be an official foster home for cats.  If I took in dogs Keith would never let them leave.

Jay, THE ROYAL FAMILY by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber is currently playing in Ashland.

Panni, thanks and sometimes having a big dog waiting for you, especially after a trip, can be rather scary.  Three big dogs at once can be downright terrifying.  ;D
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Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 08:53:56 AM
Jay, THE ROYAL FAMILY by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber is currently playing in Ashland.

And a production of the Kaufman/Ferber play is about to open here at the Ahmanson Theatre.  I was asking last night about the status of William Finn's musical version of the work.  Thanks for trying, though, Dear Reader Jane!
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 08:56:32 AM
Michael Shayne I saved the cow site.  I first had to show it to Keith and give him a morning laugh.

Emily-LOL

Jennifer I didn’t see a special announcement for Juliana’s Journal either.  I’m wondering if she will be working her way down here from Seattle.  I have not been able to find a link to her schedule.  Does anyone have it?

Jay, I knew that but I thought I would pass along the information anyway. ;D
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 08:59:03 AM
When I was a wee lad (and the Knights of the Round Table still held sway) it was customary to give children live animals as gifts for Easter – chickens, ducks, rabbits, etc.)

The gifts were usually made by a loving Uncle - and the parents hoped that the prediction of “They Won’t Live Long” would come to pass.

Well, not in my house – I nurtured my Easter gifts!

Five of the six ducklings met their maker early on, but number six grew to be a gorgeous white quacking lady. (Now, I didn’t know how to sex a duck, but I thought the great big white eggs that appeared about the house were a clue, pardon, clew).

I would find an egg and Mom would serve it for me fried sunny-side up.

The adult duck was making a bit of a mess in the house, so my Mom convinced me that I should give it to the farmers whose land was behind our house. When I equivocated because of the potential loss of my daily duck egg breakfast, Mom assured me that, if I went over to the Farmhouse in the morning, the farmer's wife would give me my duck egg to bring home. And so it came to pass. (Years later Mom would tell me how much she did not look forward to breakfast – duck eggs have a very large yolk of a rather unnatural orange hue, which she found particularly unappetizing, and, in addition, Mom seemed to think, they smelled funny when you cooked them.)

Greater love hath no Mom than to fry up a duck egg for her youngster each morning.

Der Brucer (next we shall hear about the Bunnies!)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 09:20:14 AM
Good morning. DerBrucer, your Mom sounds like a very sweet and loving lady. But your description (unnatural orange hue and smell funny) has put me off duck eggs forever. Not that I've ever had them or had intended to - but now I know for SURE I won't.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 09:28:27 AM
Panni is Rachael feeling better today?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 09:30:00 AM
Now, about the Easter Bunny (Bunnies)!

On Easter morn along side my favorite chocolate covered coconut cream Easter egg was a cute box with six baby bunnies. They were the pet store variety – each a different solid color (white, black, gray, brown etc.).

Unlike the gifts of Easter past, these fellas fared very well – however, as fate would decree, they were not all “fellas”. So as nature decreed, the population commenced to practice their own special field of mathematics – multiplication. Soon, my good old Pop had to build a large wire hutch for the backyard to hold our increasing menagerie. Soon, however, the population seemed to stabilize. That our German immigrant neighbors, the Friedhoffers, were making fewer trips to the butchers was a fact that went unnoticed. (Mrs. Friedhoffer had real problems with English and always called me “Spruce”.)

One fine spring day, I left the hutch latch undone, and the Bunnies escaped! It took a few days, but we finally rounded up most of them. A few months later, it became apparent that my domestic bunnies had found some wild friends. Now, there would regularly appear in the surrounding yards and fields the most amazing collection of livestock – native brown rabbits with white legs, brown rabbits with gray heads, black rabbits with brown feet.

Now the local rabbits were a bit of a problem – they were particularly fond of Pop’s Victory Garden – especially the carrots and lettuce. The following year, Pop decided to brook no further ravishment of his war efforts, so he built a stern wire fence surrounding his contribution to national defense. He did, however, plant a second garden of equal size filled with carrots and lettuce which was for the wild rabbits.

So, the Albert household was, again, at peace with nature.

Der Brucer (one dog and one cat story to go)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 10:02:06 AM
Topics, dear readers, topics.  This is your day, so make with the topics.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2004, 10:03:56 AM
DerBrucer -- This uncle "made" the gifts?  Chicks, ducks, rabbits?  Sounds kind of ghoulish!

He wasnt your Uncle Frank, was he?  Of the Enstein side of your family?

:D
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 10:05:22 AM
Echo keeps barking at me for attention.  I will return later.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2004, 10:08:04 AM
DerBrucer -- This uncle "made" the gifts?  Chicks, ducks, rabbits?  Sounds kind of ghoulish!

He wasnt your Uncle Frank, was he?  Of the Enstein side of your family?

:D

Or was it Dr Moreau?
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 28, 2004, 10:10:49 AM
Games:  I'm an inveterate Scrabble player, also like Trivial Pursuit...especially Silver Screen, Baby Boomer, and Vintage Years Editions, Dictionary, Yahtzee, and Boggle...though I usually do Boggle as form of Solitaire.  I also play solitaire on my computer.

I used to play some of those Avalon Hill War simulation games...Gettysburg and Kingmaker, but who has the time for a five, six hour game any more?  Five or six hours...heck, some of them would go for days...

I used to be a fairly good badminton player...though I haven't played for years and if I had a yard, I like to give croquet a go, which I haven't played since I was a child.

I saw a lovely production of The Royal Family directed by Sir Peter Hall at the Haymarket in London a couple of years ago.  It starred Judi Dench and Toby Stephens.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2004, 10:13:50 AM
Does anyone have the Fox DVD of "Anastasia"?

I have the Laser which I think is wonderful, but I've had various people tell me that the Fox DVD transfers are better than the LDs.  For instance, I've recently watched "Peyton Place" on DVD and it's splendid with a gorgeous picture and terrific sound.

On "Anastasia," however, the sound is too low, and I have to crank my levels well past halfway just to get a decent blend of music and voice.  I'm not at all pleased with the single English 4.0 channel they've given us.

And what is with the ghastly alternate channel commentary by whatshername -- Sylvia Stoddard?? or something like that -- who, from the moment she saw this film in 1956, has spent her entire life studying Anna Anderson and Anastasia and the Romanov mystery? Yikes.  She's engaging enough at first.  Her enthusiasm is much better than a monotonic reading of notes.  She does, however, gush and carry on and it soon becomes wearisome.

One would think the commentary was done for DVD -- and yet she doesn't seem to have a clue that her comments about "it's all still a mystery" have been put to rest about Anna Anderson.  DNA was compared between her and Prince Phillip (who would have the same characteristics as a child of Nicholas and Alexandra).  There was no match, and science has laid to rest that any validity at all can be assigned to her claims.

Jon Burlingame's cogent remarks about Alfred newman's remarkable score were far too few and too far apart with huge gaps of Ms. Stoddards' commentary filling everything and then some.  James MacArthur's reminiscences about his mother, Helen Hayes, were interesting, I thought.  And Arthur Laurents' musings were a very mixed bag for me.  

The video is gorgeous, of course.  
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 10:29:10 AM
Then there was Samantha – who put to rest all the lore about cats.

(http://store4.yimg.com/I/catmandrew_1781_14528420)

Samantha was a tortoise shell cat I had foisted upon me by stage partner Morgan LeFey (no doubt as retribution for the great difficulty I had with our dance number “The Persuasion”).

I got to sing these yummilicious lyrics:

Masses and masses of gummy molasses!
Fudge by the van!
Fresh marzipan!

(I also wonder if, after struggling with a ponderous lift during rehearsal, my remarking on her seeming growing weight may have added to the rancor?)

Anyway, I suckered into taking custody of a wayward kitten.
From day one, Samantha (“Bewitched” was big than) was on odd bird, er, kitty.

One evening, during the eleven o’clock noise there arose such a clatter that I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. There, prancing down the hall, head held high with pride, was a very, very, dirty Samantha. It seems I had forgotten to let her back in from the yard, so she had found her way up to the roof top and attempted to climb down the fireplace chimney. Since there really were no climbing holds, what you really had was one determined cat, in free fall, clawing at the brick all the down.

Now the flue probably had never seen a brush and the living room looked like a scene from DR MS’s “Mary Poopins”. There was soot everywhere! But Samantha seem quite pleased with herself; henceforth, she never need again bother humans to gain reentry to her abode. From that day forward, Samantha always did her Santa bit to get back inside. (After awhile the chimney was clean, and, needless to say, we built no future fires.) Now I must say, our guests for Bridge one evening were somewhat taken aback when Samantha made her entrance! “Did that cat just come down the chimney!!!!!”

Now Samantha had never heard about the fact that cats like to give birth in solitude.

We were moving from San Diego CA to Newport RI and I had wife, three pre-schools, and a very pregnant Samantha in tow. On our first night out we stayed the evening with friends in Westminster CA  I awoke early in the morning with this strange sensation around my toes. It seems Samantha had crawled under the covers and delivered her litter of six at my feet and one of the kittens had mistaken my toe for a teat!

The next day we all piled in my brand new Opal station wagon and started the journey across country. Samantha was not too pleased to have to lie in the back with a bunch of hungry kittens, and she kept picking them up and trying to throw them out of the car window!

This cross-country trek prepared me well for the last cross-country sojourn with only Woody and five dogs.

In Newport, we rented a lovely old three-story house in downtown – and there was no exposed flue on the roof for Samantha to scurry down; however, the undauntable Samantha did find a way to climb up on a porch roof, then jump into a large maple tree from whence she was able to leap onto the window sill of our second story bedroom window and insistently meow to be let back in.

Samantha apparently grew tired of Newport and set off to find other roofs to scale.

Der Brucer (who as a result of having Samantha curled up on his shoulder every night did develop a real nasty allergies to cats that took years to abate)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 10:29:12 AM
Pogue, we must have a Scrabble session - my favorite game.  My proudest Scrabble moment was played backstage at the Mark Taper Forum during Forget-Me-Not Lane.  I played during every performance with the show's pianist, Ray Henderson.  In one of thos once-in-a-lifetime moments, I did the word equinox.  Used all my letters, built off the word above (the "e" fell under an "h"), it fell on a triple word score and the "x" fell on a double letter score.  I can't remember the exact number of points, but it was around 160.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: td on March 28, 2004, 10:52:40 AM
Does anyone have the Fox DVD of "Anastasia"?
And what is with the ghastly alternate channel commentary by whatshername -- Sylvia Stoddard?? or something like that -- who, from the moment she saw this film in 1956, has spent her entire life studying Anna Anderson and Anastasia and the Romanov mystery? Yikes.  She's engaging enough at first.  Her enthusiasm is much better than a monotonic reading of notes.  She does, however, gush and carry on and it soon becomes wearisome.
One would think the commentary was done for DVD -- and yet she doesn't seem to have a clue that her comments about "it's all still a mystery" have been put to rest about Anna Anderson.  DNA was compared between her and Prince Phillip (who would have the same characteristics as a child of Nicholas and Alexandra).  There was no match, and science has laid to rest that any validity at all can be assigned to her claims.

The video is gorgeous, of course.  

I'm still of the opinion that the riddle has NOT been solved.  I haven't listened to Ms. Stoddard's commentary - but you have piqued my interest - simply because I have read tome after tome after tome on Anna Anderson as well as on the Romanov Family.   This is the sort of subject which could lead to arguments equal to "The Magic Bullet" and "The Lone Assassin" theories, but I will state:  Who had the power to insure that the DNA samplings did not match?  Who stood to gain from the DNA samplings not matching?  If Anna Anderson was indeed the daughter of the last czar of Russia, who would lose?  If Anna Anderson was NOT the daughter of the last czar of Russia, who would gain?  Anna Anderson's lengthy legal battles were fought only in the efforts of giving her a name; if that name were Anastasia Romanov, what would be lost by whom?
There are still too many unsolved questions about Ms. Anderson - where did she get the bayonet wounds, which were noticbly similar to those that the imperial guards claimed to have inflicted on the last roayl family of Russia?  Where did her inherited bunions come from?   Why do all photos of Anna Anderson and Anastasia match to 99.something percent?  Where did Anna Anderson come from, and how did she get to be where she ended up?  What events happened to her in the years between 1917 and her dramatic entrance to European hospitals?  Why did so many of the Romanov family embrace this woman as Anastasia?  Why did the royal family's tutor cling to his belief that Anna was Anastasia?  
I could go on for days about this topic, but, suffice it to say that I do have a blackout sketch, which I was commissioned to write, dealing with the entire nightmaresque existence of Anna Anderson, entitled, "I'm Not Anastasia;" which was performed as part of a two-night only set of one-acts, under the umbrella title of WAKING UP. (if anybody is interested in this blackout sketch, I'd be more than happy to dig it up for you).

And yes, the transfer is gloriously gorgeous!
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 11:05:12 AM
Jane - Thanks for asking - Rachel (no "a" - she despises the "a") is better. Still a little "spacey" she says, but much better.
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 11:08:35 AM
BTW - I'm the daughter of the last Czar. That being clarified, we can move on to other topics.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 11:24:01 AM
... suffice it to say that I do have a blackout sketch

For inclusion in the upcoming "Improv Theatre Terms for Dummies" would you define "blackout sketch".

der Brucer (who R one)
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: td on March 28, 2004, 11:42:43 AM
For inclusion in the upcoming "Improv Theatre Terms for Dummies" would you define "blackout sketch".

der Brucer (who R one)

One set.  minimal scenery.  less than ten minutes.  three or fewer actors.  
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 11:47:47 AM
SWW I love the Samantha Chimney story.  

I had never heard cats like to have their kittens in solitude.  When Gaea was close to delivery I rarely left home.  I made a special spot in my closet for her.  Once she began labor I only left her once to answer the phone in the other room.  Hearing a squeaky noise I turned to see Gaea carrying what appeared to be a mouse.  Hours later, with me next to her, she delivered her second kitten.  Hours later in the wee hours of the morning, it was a long night, I dozed off on the bed with Gaea curled up next to me only to be wakened by a loud painful scream and she delivered her third & last kitten.  We found a home for one of them & kept the other two, a black one we named Maria (for the song as she was wild like the wind) and a beautiful, but slightly dumb & funny, stripped male Keith named Sinbad.  My experience convinced me to have all my cats “fixed”.
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Post by: Jenny on March 28, 2004, 11:49:03 AM
I apologize for having disappeared for a few days, but I'm back!  I finished "Benjamin Kritzer" last week, and it's truly the sweetest, most enjoyable book I've ever read.  

...And thanks to me, it will soon be recquired reading for all South High School 8th graders.

I suggested it become part of the junior high curriculum to the head of the English department, she read the book, she loved it...we shall see.  :D

Yesterday, I saw Encores' production of "Pardon My English".  It's a truly wonderful, fun show and production, but what was far more interesting than the performance itself was the talkback with the cast and David, Ives, John Lee Beatty, Gary Griffin, Rob Fisher, Bob Kimball, and Kitty Carlisle Hart that took place afterwards.  I may have been the only person under seventy in that audience, but I was the first to offer Ms. Hart a standing ovation when she walked onstage.  She looks terrific!

Well, I'm off to catch up on a week's worth of daily threads.  :-*

Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 11:50:39 AM
Jane - Thanks for asking - Rachel (no "a" - she despises the "a") is better. Still a little "spacey" she says, but much better.

If I foget again, please feel free to remind me til I get it right.  Our older son is Bryan with a y & I really hate when it is spelled with an i.  He does get a kick out of Brain.  You wouldn't believe how often that happens. ;D
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 12:02:51 PM
Jay you might find these links interesting.

http://www.falsettos.net/royal_family_of_broadway.php

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/ae/theater/2416534
Then there's The Royal Family, Finn's musical version (with book by Richard Greenberg) of the classic George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy about an acting dynasty (based on the Barrymores). That one, Finn says, is temporarily "in limbo" because of difficulties regarding rights to the source play, which lapsed during the search for producers. "But it's not dead."
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 12:07:47 PM
Jenny - Good to see you back!
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 12:18:10 PM
Calling all Rosalind Russell fans. Seeing AUNTIE MAME last night for the first time in a million years, I was once more reminded of what a superb comedienne she was. Absolutely flawless timing. And interestingly enough, she does project a kind of vulnerability under the wisecracks. I now want to revisit many of her films. ...Favorites, DRs?

AUNTIE MAME also really brought home the fact that it was the perfect choice for a musical. I kept wanting them to burst into song. Felt like standing up to sing "We Need a Little Christmas!" - since no one in the movie was willing. (BTW - Rachel as a kid auditioned at the Hollywood Bowl for Jerry Herman to be part of that number in his tribute. She wasn't sure she had done well and I remember saying to her, "It doesn't matter how you did. You got to stand up on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl and sing for Jerry Herman. That's winning the lottery right there.) And we got free tickets for the show as a reward for auditioning - so it all turned out very well.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 12:24:23 PM
I apologize for having disappeared for a few days, but I'm back!  I finished "Benjamin Kritzer" last week, and it's truly the sweetest, most enjoyable book I've ever read.  


::Turns on Prompter::

Tell us about the kid who recognized BK because of First Nudie Musical
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 12:38:38 PM
Calling all Rosalind Russell fans. I now want to revisit many of her films. ...Favorites, DRs?


Majority of One, A (1962) .... Mrs. Jacoby
(For the brilliant acting)

Mrs. Pollifax -- Spy (1971) .... Mrs. Emily Pollifax
(For the pure fun of it!) - I love detective stories and this is sort of Auntie Mame meets Jessica Fletcher

Rosie! (1967) .... Rosie Lord
(Billed as a comedy but with a very powerful though-provoking script)

And a great supporting cast:
   
Rosalind Russell   ....    Rosie Lord
Sandra Dee   ....    Daphne
Brian Aherne   ....    Oliver Stevenson
Audrey Meadows   ....    Mildred
James Farentino   ....    David
Vanessa Brown   ....    Edith
Leslie Nielsen   ....    Cabot
Margaret Hamilton   ....    Mae
Reginald Owen   ....    Patrick
Juanita Moore   ....    Nurse
Virginia Grey   ....    Mrs. Peters

der Brucer (who notices with chagrin that the first is available only on VHS and the latter two not available at all!)

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Post by: Jenny on March 28, 2004, 12:43:08 PM
::Turns on Prompter::

Tell us about the kid who recognized BK because of First Nudie Musical

But of course!  

A friend saw me reading "Benjamin Kritzer" and commented "Bruce Kimmel...isn't he the 'Nudie Musical' guy?".  A teacher also recognized BK's name, but for a different reason.  She's a former HHW lurker!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2004, 12:47:32 PM
DR Panni -- how REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED you are if you are the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.  You'd be...hmmm...around 99 years old right now.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 12:59:41 PM
DR Panni -- how REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED you are if you are the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.  You'd be...hmmm...around 99 years old right now.

Botox and a personal trainer. And good genes, of course.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 01:00:58 PM
Jenny, I'm glad you enjoyed the book!  And yes, it should be read in junior high and high schools everywhere.  If you need any help from me in that regard, let me know.  Now you must read Kritzerland and Kritzer Time.   And don't be gone so long - we missed you terribly.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2004, 01:03:21 PM
BTW - I'm the daughter of the last Czar. That being clarified, we can move on to other topics.

DR Panni, I've never seen you and Anna Anderson in the same room at the same time.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 01:06:56 PM
Mrs. Pollifax -- Spy (1971) .... Mrs. Emily Pollifax
(For the pure fun of it!) - I love detective stories and this is sort of Auntie Mame meets Jessica Fletcher

I once co-wrote (with the ex) a Mrs. Pollifax movie for television. It was going to be for Joanne Woodward - which would have been interesting casting. Then she decided she didn't want to be Mrs. Pollifax, so we rewrote it for Barbara Eden (quite a switch!). Then she decided not to do it - or perhaps the network did, I don't recall - and the whole thing disappeared. I don't even know where the script is. It wasn't bad. Fun to write.
I believe that years later Angela Lansbury wound up doing Mrs. Pollifax - but by then I was in no way attached to it.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 01:08:06 PM
DR Panni, I've never seen you and Anna Anderson in the same room at the same time.

And for good reason.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 01:34:38 PM
I absolutely LOVE the movie ROSIE! Rosalind Russell is splendid in it, and so are those other outstanding actors, all of them part of the Ross Hunter repertory company.

But if anyone ever had any doubts about Roz doing her own singing in GYPSY, they were quickly dispelled by her singing of "Everybody Loves My Baby" early in the movie.

Juanita Moore was an excellent actress who got too few chances to shine. Her one or two scenes in ROSIE! are just wonderful.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 01:38:53 PM
Oh, dear. I have both PEYTON PLACE and ANATASIA on DVD, but both are still in shrink wrap. So many films, so little time.

Today, I watched four Season 5 episodes of SEX AND THE CITY (much better than I remembered them being; maybe they take on more significance now that I know what's happening to these characters by the end of the series). Then, I put in THE EPIC THAT NEVER WAS about the ill-fated abandoned epic I. CLAUDIUS. After years of owning the CLAUDIUS miniseries on videotape, I found a used copy of it on DVD and have been thoroughly enjoying the higher quality picture of the DVDs.
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Post by: Noel on March 28, 2004, 01:44:38 PM
My quandary of the day is one I'll have to figure out on my own:

Which five songs should go in my application for the ASCAP workshop?

The left coast branch of the ASCAP workshop has frequently been graced by BK's presence on its panel.

Some of these songs are so completely interspersed with dialogue, they might not seem to impressive on a recording.  Others sound fine in and of themselves but are really rather incidental to the plot (and, therefore, likely cuts later on).  The title song is one that, like many a Jerry Herman number, repeats itself with different lyrics as more people join the chorus.  But I don't have a chorus to record it so it might just sound repetitive (think of Dear World, When Mabel Walks in the Room or Mame, done as a solo in its entirety).  There are two songs for subsidiary characters - one is Joy's favorite, the other I don't think much of.  The song that I really think is the best is very brief, because, in the show, it's followed by dialogue that is the turning point of the entire show.

So, you see why I'm in a quandary.
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Post by: Lulu on March 28, 2004, 01:45:12 PM
Roz Russell movies for DR Panni:

The Women
His Girl Friday

Obvious choices, I know...but Roz is really at her scenery-chewing best in these!

Roz also has a teeny role in a little-known favorite of mine, Forsaking All Others.  As I say, it's an early one of hers ('36, I believe) and her role is small, but (as usual) she makes the most of it.  The rest of the cast is boffo as well: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Kay Francis, Billie Burke...

And later in life:

The Trouble with Angels

Always a favorite of mine, this one features Roz in a lower key, and she does beautifully.
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Post by: Lulu on March 28, 2004, 01:46:06 PM
"a lower key"????  What I meant to say is that her performance isn't over the top in this film, but more subtle and nuanced.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 01:50:54 PM
And to tell the Tale of Rover

First my esteemed producer says I must provide a back-story for my characters; so here are  the tricky details.

My Mom gave birth to a boy she named Bobby. After the birth, the doctors told her she could not have any more children. So, she and my Pop, not wanting to raise an only child, decided they would adopt a child to be a playmate. While the adoption process was still in the works, Bobby died of encephalitis at 18 mos. Nonetheless, my folks continued on with the process they had started and brought me home when I was 18mos old (rescued from the Children’s Shelter).

Seven years pass, and my mother begins getting concerned because she is gaining weight! Months of weight gain continue (with regular 28 day events occurring promptly) until in about four months she feels what she knows to be the quickening of a child – but which she also knows can’t be true! Well, it seems that when the Doctors told her she “couldn’t have any more children” they really meant “she shouldn’t get pregnant” because her womb was misformed and she would not be able to bear a child to term. It also turns out that some women do manage to menstruate throughout pregnancy.

So eight year old Bruce was primed for the big event. (My Mom was a great reader of the elite medical journals of the day, AKA “The Reader’s Digest” and had picked up all sorts of tips on preparing older siblings to welcome a newcomer. I got to do a lot of belly feeling and could giggle when Mom’s belly jumped when the Baby kicked. I was told how lucky I was to be getting a new baby Brother/Sister, and how important it was for the new baby to have a Big Brother for protection, etc, etc, and puzzlement forth. Chuck came into the world via Caesarian section and came to stay. When the friends and relatives came by to see the new baby, the only way that happened was if I picked up Chuck and showed him off as my new Brother. This event occurred in February.

Now, to the Tale

One cold March morning as I left to go up the hill to the School Bus stop, I was greeted by an old bedraggled looking black and white mutt. I felt sorry for him, and shared my morning doughnut with him. When I got back from school, the dog was patiently waiting at the bus stop. I told him home and asked if I could keep him. The answer was a definite NO. Mom was concerned that a dog in the house might harm the baby. So poor Rover (how imaginative I was at eight) had to make do with my putting an old blanket by the front steps and sneaking him doughnuts in the morning. (Knowing my Father, there was some other “sneaking” going on,) Each morning Rover dutifully escorted me to the bus stop, and each afternoon he was unfailingly waiting at the bus stop for my return.

Come a nice spring day in April and Mom decides to give Brother Chuck some sunshine. She bundles him in a carriage and goes up the hill to visit with a friend. To give Chuck the benefit of the beautiful spring weather she left him in his carriage on the friend’s front porch. While Mom and the friend were enjoying coffee there came a big ruckus from out front – terrified the women dashed out to find Rover firmly planted in front of the carriage with his hackles raised and making large menacing growls at the Homeowner who had decided to come home early! Nobody was going to get near that carriage while Rover was around!

Rover never slept outside again.

Der Brucer

(A few years later when we planned a move to the city where there would be no place for Rover to romp as he was accustomed, my Father convinced me that Rover would be much happier living out his remaining years on a nice farm, so Rover went to New Jersey and was loving cared for until he died. I fondly remember the many visits to the farm to see Rover and explore to mysteries of farm machinery and houses without electricity or indoor plumbing, and learned the wonders of bacon fresh from the smoke house, vine ripened tomatoes and cantaloupes, and just-picked corn on the cob.)

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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 02:02:43 PM
SWW I love the Samantha Chimney story.  
Thank-you.  To give credit where credit is due, der Brucer thanks you as well.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 02:06:48 PM
Jay you might find these links interesting.

http://www.falsettos.net/royal_family_of_broadway.php

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/ae/theater/2416534
Then there's The Royal Family, Finn's musical version (with book by Richard Greenberg) of the classic George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy about an acting dynasty (based on the Barrymores). That one, Finn says, is temporarily "in limbo" because of difficulties regarding rights to the source play, which lapsed during the search for producers. "But it's not dead."

Good work, DR Jane!  You've come up with results where I was coming up with blanks!
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Post by: Lulu on March 28, 2004, 02:09:08 PM
Proposed Topic:  Guilty Pleasures

Some of mine...

Books:

Deceptions by Judith Michael  

Glossy '80s soaper about twin sisters - one rich and glamorous and living in Europe, one mousy and middle-class and the wife of a Chicago college professor - who secretly trade places as a lark...and pay for their hubris.

Playing the Field by Mamie Van Doren, et. al.

Mamie's autobiography.  Need I say more?


Films:


Can't Stop the Music

The Village People.  Steve Guttenberg.  Bruce Jenner.  Valerie Perrine.  Paul Sand.  Tammy Grimes.  All together in a disco movie released after disco was officially dead, and directed by Rhoda Morganstern's mom.  The Titanic of movie musicals.

Flash Gordon

A Dino DeLaurentiis production, with music by Queen and starring Ingmar Bergman's favorite actor, Max Von Sydow, as Ming the Merciless.

Airport '74

Charlton Heston jumps from a helicopter into the ripped-open cockpit of the disabled airplane girlfriend Karen Black is trying to land, despite the fact that she is noticeably cross-eyed.  This is also the one with the little girl in need of a kidney transplant (Linda Blair) and Helen Reddy as a guitar-pickin' nun.

Most of Jackie Chan's movies


TV:

Fantasy Island

Where else can you find Barbi Benton, Carol Lynley, Ken Barry, and Charo with regularity?

Love Boat

Oops. This is the OTHER place you can find the above-named people with regularity.  

Charlie's Angels

OK, I may as well admit it...I STILL want to be one of Charlie's Angels.

You Can't Do That on Television  

A Canadian kid's program that ran on Nickelodeon throughout the '80s and picked up quite a following.  Sort of a junior version of Laugh-In.

Matt Houston

Wow, there is really a preponderance of Aaron Spelling effluvia on my list, isn't there?  This one stars Lee "I kind of remind you of Tom Selleck, don't I?" Horsley as a zillionaire Texan who solves mysteries just for grins and giggles, but who, at heart, is still jest a simple country boy.  Pamela "Princess Ardala" Hensley is his helpmeet and quasi-love interest (who looks like she ran head-on into a Max Factor truck), C.J. Parsons, and their computer is known simply as "Baby."

Anything touched by the brilliant hands of Sid and Marty Krofft
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 02:14:46 PM
That's actually AIRPORT 1975, Lulu.
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Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 02:46:51 PM
Good work, DR Jane!  You've come up with results where I was coming up with blanks!

Join HHW and you gain an army of supporters!  Thanks to you both Dear Reader Jane and Dear Reader S. Woody White for attempting to answer my William Finn/Royal Family question and Jane especially for coming up with the information!
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Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 02:49:12 PM
I've been concerned by Dear Reader Jose's absence from this site, so I sent him an e-mail asking if he was OK.  Here's his response:

Thanks for worrying...
 
And it's only been about a week of Sundays, so...
 
We open this Tuesday, and all should be well and back to normal after that.  The techs have been going very well, and the previews are finally finding their groove.  I've just been swamped with keyboard programming - ah, new orchestrations! - about 40 hours + this past week alone in addition to the rehearsals and previews.  *The conductor and I even pulled an all-nighter the night before first preview!
 
But I'm doing well... And please feel free to pass on my best to the folks at HHW... I'm doing well.  And the show is beautiful!
 
*And the eye candy quotient on stage is wonderful!!!! :-)
 
Well, time to get ready for the matinee...
 
**The dial-up connection here is also REALLY slow, so sometimes loading up some sites just isn't worth the wait when I get home at 1:00am... Especially when I've left the apartment at 8:00am the previous morning. ;-)
 
Thanks,
Jose
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2004, 02:54:30 PM
DRJAY - I happened to make the mistake of criticizing Mae West in my review of SEXTETTE at epinions.com   Some guy joined just to let me know my comments were sexist and that I should have applauded Mae for standing up and doing the movie.

Actually she SHOULD have been applauded for standing up - if she had, she leaned against the furniture most of the time.  As I told him in my comment on HIS comment - Mae West at 85 would have been a great movie, but Mae West at 85 playing 35 was NOT!

RR is one of my favorites with AUNTIE MAME, GYPSY, and HIS GIRL FRIDAY probably the ones I watch most often.  I also like THE WOMEN and ROSIE! - but she certainly played a murderous actress with great elan in THE VELVET TOUCH!

Guilty pleasures.....Carroll Baker's movies from the 50's and 60's!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 28, 2004, 03:02:00 PM
BK - I've had a couple of those seven letter scores with a high-point letter in the word a couple of times (never one with 2 high-point letters that I recall).  The trouble with those kinds of scores are: once you have one and catapulted 50 to 100 points ahead of everybody, they all want to stop playing.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2004, 03:04:18 PM
Lulu, my life is one big guilty pleasure! LOL!

But to narrow it down to just a few: Grade B movies, Bollywood, tawdry 1950s paperbacks, 80s new wave, Mr. Ed, Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, Shirley Temple movies.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2004, 03:05:30 PM

MBarnum I don’t know why but I missed your post to me last night so didn't comment.  I know hunters who love their hunting dogs.  I’m sorry you didn’t get to grow up with one.  We had toy, miniature poodles that are notorious for taking on the personalities of their owners.  Ours were a bit neurotic but I loved them.  




Actually, despite the fact that my family wasn't too keen on pets when I was a kid we did have a couple of dogs. Pepper, a black cocker spaniel, was around from the time I was born until he was run over by the garbage man when I was 5 (my brother whisked me away to town for an ice cream cone so that I would'nt know what had happened).

Salty, a white pussycat, was mine all mine, until he bit the dust a few months later (my sister ran over him with her Volkswagon, accidently).

And then came Heidi, a German-Shephard mix, who lived into old age. She was a beauty and I love her to this day!

The thing with my family is that pets weren't allowed inside. I hated that, and of course on some occasions snuck the animal inside. My brothers actually now have many pets...Allan has a wonderful dog and a couple of cats, and Jeff also has cats. Sister Sue and her family have always owned a hunting dog of some sort, and while my neice and her fiancee are staying at their house they now have two indoor cats (something unheard of in that household until now)!
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 03:09:02 PM
Yes, Pogue, the fellow who I was playing with was quite annoyed and didn't want to finish the game.  I insisted, of course.  I think I'm finished writing for the day - did three count them three pages, but I'm just too congested to do any more.  I was watching some awful movie on FCM, something called Sweet Revenge from 1994 or thereabouts.  Cheesy low-budget affair where they actually manage to get some decent actors like Kelly McGillis and Alec Baldwin as well as a young Helen Hunt.  The score was one of those early nineties wretched synth jobs.  Luckily, it was almost over when I tuned in.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on March 28, 2004, 03:10:38 PM
A zillion years ago Gord, Pooch (the Afghan hound introduced here yesterday) and I were driving out west in a Rambler American. The car broke down in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. We were stuck there till the right part arrived from Thunder Bay, Ontario. One of our diversions during this longest five days in our lives was to take the bus to Medicine Hat, Alberta. We spent one entire day watching Mrs. Pollifax, Spy - from first show to last; and another seeing Finian's Rainbow. Pooch, by the way, was billeted at the local horse farm. He took off one day and showed up at the Maple Creek supermarket. The locals had no idea what he was.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 03:12:06 PM
Sorry, 1984 it was, which makes more sense.  Helen Hunt was but a young teen.  And Alec Baldwin hadn't done much at that point.  It was some kind of TV movie directed by the usually ok David Greene.  They should all be ashamed of themselves.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2004, 03:14:33 PM
Sorry, 1984 it was, which makes more sense.  Helen Hunt was but a young teen.  And Alec Baldwin hadn't done much at that point.  It was some kind of TV movie directed by the usually ok David Greene.  They should all be ashamed of themselves.

BK, if you were to go and check your mailbox you might find that you have something much more enjoyable to watch on your television set today.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 03:30:57 PM
DerBrucer - Loved the story of Rover. And your parents sound like they were exceptional people.

Guilty pleasures: PEOPLE Magazine; American Idol; Ross Hunter movies; Charles Paris mysteries... Can't think of anything else right now. I'm sure more will come to mind.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 03:40:40 PM
Actually, I haven't been to my mail place since Friday - but if the package is too big for the box there I can't get it until tomorrow.  Still, I might mosey over there and check.

Here is something fascinating: TCM is showing On the Waterfront LETTERBOXED at 1:85.  The film is 1954, but has only ever been available in 1:33 on video and DVD.  The line is that's the way it was shown.  Well, guess what?  The framing looks fantastic in 1:85 - gone is some meddlesome headroom and there is quite a bit of picture added to the sides.  So, I guess we'll need a new DVD.
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Post by: td on March 28, 2004, 03:46:50 PM
BTW - I'm the daughter of the last Czar. That being clarified, we can move on to other topics.

How are YOUR bunions?  (not to be confused with bunnies from yesterday or yesteryear).
Title: Re:THE BILL NOTES
Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 04:00:19 PM
I'm confused ???- or was. I was thinking that I want to see a couple of Roz Russell movies again, THE WOMEN and MY SISTER EILEEN. Only in my head I had the 1942 and 1955 Eileens as one. I was thinking, Roz Russell and Janet Leigh. Then I looked it up, and, of course it's Betty Garrett with Leigh. BUT, I'm not the only one confused. Here's a listing at several of the sites describing the 1955 movie:  "Two sisters move to Manhattan from a small town in search of fortune and fame. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Rosalind Russell.
A remake of the 1942 film "My Sister Eileen."
(There's even a photo of the '55 version beside the listing.)
So how does Miss Russell, talented as she is, get an Oscar nom for a movie she's not in -- which is a remake of a movie she IS in??
As I said, this is on several sites. One of my pet Internet peeves -- how mistakes get promulgated.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 04:02:27 PM
How are YOUR bunions?  (not to be confused with bunnies from yesterday or yesteryear).
"Anastasia had had a mole cauterized, she had bunions on her feet, with it worse on her right foot, just like Anastasia."

I keep my shoes on at all times. It would be unseemly for royalty to do otherwise.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 04:22:09 PM
Jane - Rachel seems to be fully recovered. She just called to say she's heading down to Haight Ashbury for a guitar lesson. Her first ever.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2004, 04:25:35 PM
I'm confused ???- or was. I was thinking that I want to see a couple of Roz Russell movies again, THE WOMEN and MY SISTER EILEEN. Only in my head I had the 1942 and 1955 Eileens as one. I was thinking, Roz Russell and Janet Leigh. Then I looked it up, and, of course it's Betty Garrett with Leigh. BUT, I'm not the only one confused. Here's a listing at several of the sites describing the 1955 movie:  "Two sisters move to Manhattan from a small town in search of fortune and fame. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Rosalind Russell.
A remake of the 1942 film "My Sister Eileen."
(There's even a photo of the '55 version beside the listing.)
So how does Miss Russell, talented as she is, get an Oscar nom for a movie she's not in -- which is a remake of a movie she IS in??
As I said, this is on several sites. One of my pet Internet peeves -- how mistakes get promulgated.

DR Panni, Roz is in the original film MY SISTER EILEEN from the 1940s with Janet Blair (?) and I loved the film as a child, but I haven't seen it in years.  The Janet Leigh-Betty Garrett version was done after the musical WONDERFUL TOWN opened, but I believe Joseph Fields didn't like the Comden-Green-Bernstein score, which seems to have been forced on him by George Abbott after the Leroy Anderson score was dropped.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2004, 04:34:42 PM
LOL DRPANNI the same way "High Society" with Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall got a screenplay nomination instead of "High Society" with Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 28, 2004, 04:39:51 PM
BK- the problem with people wanting to quit the Scrabble game after you've made a big score is you want to finish to go for a personal best high score record.  It's only sporting that they carry on.

I was once directed by David Greene.  I had small part in THE TRIAL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD.  Actually my scene is in a long shot and I think you may hear my "wild-tracked" lines.  Then they hold up my picture in the courtroom.  I was this witness who had actually heard shots coming from the grassy knoll but was mysteriously murdered (supposedly trolling for rough trade) before the trial.  All this complex, lovely "backstory" of course off camera and only recited by lawyers at the trial (Lorne Greene, I think).  The somewhat  infamous Lawrence Schiller was a producer on this and I remember he took the photo of me that they brandish in the courtroom.

But the audition with Greene in Dallas was very nice.  He looked at my resume that had all these classical shows on it and said:  "I didn't know you had actors like this in Dallas.  Everything I've seen today has had cowboy boots on."  I met him years later in Ametron Electronics off Hollywood Blvd and reminded him who I was.  It was soon after I had done THE FLY and he of course recited,"Help me, help me!"

Lulu, FLASH GORDON is a guilty pleasure for me, if for no other reason than Ornela Muti in a red skin-tight jumpsuit bound and splayed spread-eagle on some slab.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 04:52:09 PM
Jay thank you for passing along Jose’s email.

It was my pleasure to do a google search for you and I did find it interesting.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY is my favorite Rosalind Russell film.  I would have called Rosie a guilty please so am pleased to see I’m not alone in mentioning it.

MBarnum I was relieved to read when Heidi came along.

DerBrucer-loved the story of Rover & your baby brother.  And DerBrucer, as you know I thought Samantha & the chimney story was great.  Sorry about the confusion.

Panni thanks for letting me know about the good news.  I hope she enjoys her lesson.  Haight Ashbury sure has turned into a nice area.  If you have done so, next time you visit see the Victorian houses in the area a few blocks away.
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Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 05:11:10 PM
I will be leaving shortly, Dear Readers, to head to Walt Disney Concert Hall and hear the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.  I will check in when I return.
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Post by: Danise on March 28, 2004, 05:31:48 PM
Evening all.

What is eating snow like?  I didn't think you could eat snow anymore.  My Mom always tells that they did that when she was a kid but snow is so "dirty" now it's not safe.  

Even so, I've always wanted to try it.

DR Jane, Bear slept with me from the first night I got him.  Since I will never know what horrors were done to poor Brandi before I got her, I can well understand she wouldn't want to be near any human.  It's taken years for her to come out of her shell.  

When she does stay in the house, she sleeps on a piece of carpet  on the floor I have at the foot of the bed.  When the weather is nice, she crys at the door, wanting out about every hour or so.  I used to get up and let her in and out but it got to be to much for me.

I'm glad that Jose is ok.  I was starting to wonder why he wasn't posting.  

DR Jennifer--I'm sorry I didn't see your post about the diet drinks.  I'm not sure if the others have carbs or not.  I only know how ill I get off of the other types of sweetners.  Splenda is the first one that I have been able to use and Diet Rite is the only drink I have seen made with it.

We had a wonderful, warm day here today.  I hope that I am safe in saying that Spring is FINELY here.  Yay!

I like Scrabble as well but I tend to play it against the computer.  

I contacted the MS people and was talking with a tech about my Pocket IE question with my pocket PC.  I explained how I thought it would/should work and he said, "Yeah, that sounds like it would work." Duh.  Maybe I should be a MS tech if I can answer my own questions like that.


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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 28, 2004, 05:32:43 PM
I will be leaving shortly, Dear Readers, to head to Walt Disney Concert Hall and hear the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.  I will check in when I return.

Jay, while you're gone we shall all miss you.
Your absence will be a solemn occasion - a Missa Solemnis so to speak.


Oh, that's just too silly, too silly I say!
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 05:33:08 PM
Scrabble against the computer???  Tell me more!
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Post by: Danise on March 28, 2004, 05:53:35 PM
It's just the PC version.  Like Chess or Life or Clue or (God help me for the HOURS I've played it), Shanghai.  It's you against the computer or if you have humans, they can play too.  Sometimes you can play the game on line against another human but I've never done it.

I wish we would have had this when I was growing up.  So many times there wasn't anyone to play a game with but the computer is always ready to play whatever you feel like as many times as you like.   :)


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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on March 28, 2004, 06:10:59 PM
Sometimes you can play the game on line against another human but I've never done it.



Danise,

Do you know the site? Perhaps some of us can arrange a human game.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 06:11:48 PM
I've just thought of another guilty pleasure: the novels of Rona Jaffe. The first I read was THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, the latest ROOM MATING.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 06:13:37 PM
Today we saw DAWN OF THE DEAD, Keith’s choice.  I’m not a fan of vampire movies, or of scary movies.  That is why during the preview of Hugh Jackman’s new movie VAN HELSING, I whispered to Keith “I want to see that”. :D  I mean the guys a hunk and the movie did look good.  I regress, back to DAWN OF THE DEAD.  I was pleased it did not focus on the vampires as much as a small group of people trying to survive.  The ending has been compared to the BLAIR WITCH effect and it was incredibly annoying. I could hardly look at the screen and could not read the titles.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 06:17:45 PM
I've been told that I post often about what I eat - something I haven't particularly noticed - but here I go again. I may indulge in another Guilty Pleasure: Not far from where I live is an ice cream place that has low carb, low fat, why bother ice cream. I happen to really like some of their flavors, others are like cardboard. But you can sample before buying and the flavors change often. I like to go down there with something to read, sit at a table  and people watch as I eat my quasi-ice cream. So that's what I'm going to do.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 06:18:15 PM
Danise Brandi may just have been use to sleeping outside & prefers it.  She is lucky to have found a home with you. :D
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 06:21:18 PM
Danise,

Do you know the site? Perhaps some of us can arrange a human game.

Keith would like to play but can't because we don't have cable.  One day we will move into town so he can have cable instead of the satellite.
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 06:22:52 PM
Jane - re DAWN OF THE DEAD - I was really surprised that Sarah Polley starred in that. I used to know here lovely mother, who died very young, when Sarah and her brother were kids, it think. Sarah looks very much like her. Anyway, Sarah is a highly principled young woman who very loudly stands up for her beliefs politically and in all other areas. Even though she's received brilliant reviews in small art films and been hailed by major critics as the "young Uma Thurman," she has turned down major roles because they did not fit in with her life view. So how come she's doing DAWN OF THE DEAD? (I suppose everyone has a price at some point, might be the answer.)
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Post by: Lulu on March 28, 2004, 06:31:36 PM
Lulu, FLASH GORDON is a guilty pleasure for me, if for no other reason than Ornela Muti in a red skin-tight jumpsuit bound and splayed spread-eagle on some slab.


No!

Not THE BORE WORMS!!!!
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 06:43:23 PM
Panni, Sarah was very good in the movie.  Maybe she was just ready for a high profile movie.  There were parts of the movie I liked and found appealing, beginning with the character she portrayed.  My guess is these things in the script appealed to her.  
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Post by: Danise on March 28, 2004, 06:47:37 PM
Was making one last swing by before hitting the hay==

DR Dan-in-Toronto  I pulled out my copy of  of the disk to read how to play online.  You have to buy the game to have access to the web site.  I don't think you have to have cable to play.  

Thanks for the kind words about Brandi, DR Jane.  Poor thing.  I often wonder what those people who had her before me did to her but then maybe I don't want to know.  

DAWN OF THE DEAD.  Sounds like a fun movie.  Those kind don't really scare me.  I know people at work who scare me more when they haven't had their morning coffee fix.  LOL!

Have a good evening all!

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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2004, 06:57:07 PM
So how come she's doing DAWN OF THE DEAD? (I suppose everyone has a price at some point, might be the answer.)

The rent was due! LOL!
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Post by: Panni on March 28, 2004, 06:57:31 PM
Panni, Sarah was very good in the movie.  Maybe she was just ready for a high profile movie.  There were parts of the movie I liked and found appealing, beginning with the character she portrayed.  My guess is these things in the script appealed to her.  

Was her character an environmentalist? Or did the movie have some kind of environmental message?
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Post by: Emily on March 28, 2004, 06:58:35 PM
What is eating snow like?  I didn't think you could eat snow anymore.  My Mom always tells that they did that when she was a kid but snow is so "dirty" now it's not safe.  

Even so, I've always wanted to try it.

Danise, actually maple tire (pronounced like "tier" in English) only uses snow as a way to instantly harden the hot syrup so that it seizes up.  Only after it gets cold does it have the right sticky, taffy consistency.  If done properly, you don't actually eat any snow :)

(http://www.tremblant-sugar-shack.com/images/degustation-tire-1d.jpg)
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 07:03:39 PM
Was her character an environmentalist? Or did the movie have some kind of environmental message?

I can't stop laughing. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Laura II on March 28, 2004, 07:07:57 PM
Whoa! I remember the maple tire "food" from Little House on the Prairie. I don't believe Laura Ingalls Wilder used that term, but I do recall that in one of the books, she talked about pouring syrup on snow to make candy.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 07:10:22 PM
Panni I suppose if the living dead were to take over the world and continue to walk around like zombies, then there would not be any people left to pollute the earth.  ;D
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 07:14:11 PM
Back from The Sopranos - strange episode - new writer, new director, but still fun.  My least favorite actor working today (for various reasons) Mr. John Pleshette, was in it.
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Post by: Ben on March 28, 2004, 07:22:37 PM
Lulu: YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION! I remember that show very well. I was working for Nickelodeon at the time it was airing in the early, mid-80s. I was DangerMouse, running around the country in a white furry suit making personal appearances, opening malls, appearing at the Football Hall of Fame parade, etc. DM was on Nick in the afternoon right around the time of YCDTOT so I would watch my daily quotient of DM to get in the proper frame of mind (and also to answer the endless trivia questions kids would throw at me) and then I watched YCDT. I really enjoyed it. Groaning galore at the bad jokes, but still lots of fun. Thanks for bringing back a memory.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 07:31:19 PM
Just sitting down to watch a Bollywood movie that MBarnum was kind enough to send me.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:32:31 PM
DerBrucer - Loved the story of Rover. And your parents sound like they were exceptional people.
I never got to meet der Brucer's mother, but his father was a loveable coot, very blue-collar Bunker up front and generous to a fault after a light scraping of the veneer.  We both miss him.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:33:40 PM
Something has to be done about my pic.  It's totally off the mark in pixel size.   :P
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:35:59 PM
Proposed Topic:  Guilty Pleasures
Some of mine...
Playing the Field by Mamie Van Doren, et. al.

Mamie's autobiography.  Need I say more?
Ah, if only Mamie Eisenhower had written an autobiography with the same title!   ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:39:47 PM
"Anastasia had had a mole cauterized, she had bunions on her feet, with it worse on her right foot, just like Anastasia."

I keep my shoes on at all times. It would be unseemly for royalty to do otherwise.
Showering is awkward, of course, and squishy for quite a while afterwards.
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Post by: Jane on March 28, 2004, 07:41:28 PM
Night All.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:45:36 PM
It's just the PC version.  Like Chess or Life or Clue or (God help me for the HOURS I've played it), Shanghai.  
PC Life?  This sounds terribly dull.

Oh, you mean "personal computer."  Never mind.

(PC Clue is where you haven't got one.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 07:51:07 PM
Guilty Pleasure: Hot'n'Spicy Pork Rinds.
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Post by: TCB on March 28, 2004, 07:55:43 PM
Since I didn't take part in yesterday's Pet Day, I thought I should, at least, show you a couple of pictures of my current babies.  First of all, the grande lady of the house, Angel:

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Post by: SwishySarah on March 28, 2004, 07:59:02 PM
I feel like I'm forever bombarding you folks with vibe requests, but this is another severe one:

Last night my best friend tfrom middle school was in a car accident, and he died. He, Nik, and another boy, Tony, were in the bed of a pickup truck, while another boy Adam was driving. Adam is only 15 and shouldn't have been driving in the first place, let alone with passengers who weren't wearing seatbelts, in the dark. Anyway, Adam was speeding and hit a pothole, throwing Tony and Nik from the bed. They were run over by the truck, and he crashed it. Tony and Nik were pronounced dead at the scene, Adam is in critical condition at a local hospital. So far I know that he has broken both legs, and was blinded.

Nik was my best friend for a long time, and we were still good friends, although we attended different high schools. I loved that kid. He was amazingly talented, and smart, and a good friend. Please send good vibes to all of their families...my community is being hit pretty hard this week. Thank you.
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Post by: Kerry on March 28, 2004, 08:00:59 PM
I shall have to wait until my days off to read all the posts and notes.  I'm posting  now because I reallly should be working on my taxes.   Much easier to post.
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Post by: Maya on March 28, 2004, 08:08:06 PM
Hey everyone!

I apologize for having been errant and truant all weekend!  It's been pretty busy with rehearsals, and then Friday night I had a sleepover party (not QUITE as cool as the one I had with Jenny, but still very fun).

Today I did some shopping, and bought "The Critic" on DVD.  Do you guys remember that show?  It was by the creators of "The Simpsons" and aired about 10 years ago; it's about a balding, feckless film critic named Jay Sherman and the movie spoofs are just hilarious.  I think if anything, this show was TOO witty.  Anyway, I'm savoring it.  

TCB--Angel lives up to her name!  What a beautiful cat!  I wish I had pics of my cats online, especially of my little darling Chickie, who I've had for about 12 years now.

Panni--I wondered that myself about Sarah Polley.  I don't mind it too much when an "indie" actor branches off into more mainstream fare, as long as they continue to make intelligent, offbeat movies too.  I imagine Johnny Depp will go this route.

Swish--I know I've already expressed my condolences to you, but I just want to tell you again how sad I am about this.  Of course, I didn't know this boy, but it's so horrible to read about all the lives that are being cut short, lives that intersected with your own.  You are in my thoughts right now.  
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2004, 08:08:27 PM
Good Evening!

As DR Jay posted earlier, I have been busy the past week and a half.  However, there is some major breathing room coming up in about two days.  -We open on Tuesday.

It's a beautiful show, and it's a great cast too.  Very good people all around.  We all just need to make it to opening night, then we can rest.  -With the way the schedule is laid out, we go 12 days with no full day off, so...  But the show really has come together nicely.

I'd write more, but I have a headache from lack of sleep - and the usual tech/preview week stress.. so...

Goodnight.

-I'll be back to "normal" later this week.

Oh, and here's the link to the theatre:

http://www.fordstheatre.org (http://www.fordstheatre.org)

And here's a link to the photographer's website which has the production photos he took during tech.  *There a LOTS of photos posted here, so if you have a slow dial-up connection it may take a while to load.

http://www.stanbarouh.com/fords/childrenofeden (http://www.stanbarouh.com/fords/childrenofeden)

And here's a separate link for the photos they took of Ivo who does the "flying" in the show.  He used to be with Cirque du Soleil in the Dralion show.

http://www.stanbarouh.com/fords/ivo (http://www.stanbarouh.com/fords/ivo)
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 08:14:21 PM
DR SS: Good vibes to everyone in your community, and expecially to you.  You all seem to be going through a particularly rough patch, which I hope gets better soon.

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Post by: TCB on March 28, 2004, 08:14:51 PM
And in keeping with today's discussion of Anastasia, here is my other baby, Czar Nicholas III:



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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 08:25:25 PM
DR Jose, thanks for the links!  The photos are spectacular!  Der Brucer and I are hoping to make it southward for the show.  (Assuming we do, what color roses do you like?)
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 08:26:35 PM
DR TCB, those are two of the nicest pussies I've seen in a long time!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 08:41:44 PM
Well, Rosalind Russell did get an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for MY SISTER EILEEN, the 1942 version, of course. Obviously, she's not in the 1955 Columbia musical remake, another clear example of a writer who either doesn't research at all or doesn't fact check. Those kinds of things used to drive me crazy, and back in the pre-e-mail days, I spent a small fortune writing to writers/critics who made obvious, glaring factual errors in their pieces. Now, I just shrug and shake my head at the degree of ineptitude that's out there.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2004, 08:46:47 PM
After the discussion earlier today, I put aside LOST IN TRANSLATION which I had planned on watching and instead put in ANASTASIA. It does look wonderful, and I guess the sound is sometimes problematic because they were trying for directional dialogue. I noticed not all of the voices were coming from the center speaker. Nice stereo separation across the front sound field, but the surround channel wasn't used too much, I noted, except in Alfred Newman's splendid title music and a few other places where music was piped to the rear channel. Still, it's a grand show. Looking forward to PEYTON PLACE this week at some point which I'm sure will look and sound equally good.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 28, 2004, 09:09:17 PM
Maya, I remember The Critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.  Very funny play.  I actually have a wonderful tape of a British TV production of it that aired on A&E when it actually was a channel devoted to Arts and Entertainment...of which it now has precious little.  Same with Bravo.  You think that with up to 200 channels on most cable systems that some damned channel would stay true to its initial original mandate.  There is an audience for this stuff.  I remember when Bravo used to show us plays and operas and ballet and foreign films instead Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and other rather useless make-over crap that we get enough of elsewhere.  I can remember when the Travel Channel used to show us Great Country Inns and take us to England and France and other interesting places instead of Great Bikini Beaches and Vegas, Vegas, Vegas All The Time.

BK - How interesting you mention John Pleshette.  He played Lee Harvey Oswald in the TV movie I mentioned earlier today directed by David Greene.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 09:17:48 PM
Well, he's certainly weasel enough to play Oswald.
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Post by: Jay on March 28, 2004, 09:35:00 PM
Condolences to you, Dear Reader Swishy Sarah.  You and your entire community must be reeling from the multiple tragedies of the last few weeks!
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2004, 09:56:35 PM
Ah, I'm much better looking now.  It's so nice to have an in-house computer tech!   :D
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Post by: TCB on March 28, 2004, 10:22:14 PM
Thank you, DR(s) Maya and SWW, I am glad you liked the pictures of my babies.
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Post by: TCB on March 28, 2004, 10:23:51 PM
DR Sarah, my deepest sympathies to you and your entire community.
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Post by: TCB on March 28, 2004, 10:25:44 PM
DR Sarah, my deepest sympathies to you and your entire community.

Good evening, son..  Don't just sit there reading... we need posts, dammit.
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Post by: Jed on March 28, 2004, 10:45:24 PM
Ok ok, here's a post for ya, dad!

So, Juliana's going on in Seattle on Tuesday, Wednesday, and possibly Friday, eh?  Pity she's not going on Saturday, as that's when DR Ann and myself will be seeing the show!
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Post by: Laura II on March 28, 2004, 10:52:02 PM
Sawah, I know I talked with you earlier, but like Maya, I'd also like to express my condolences here. I can't imagine what you are feeling right now, and I just want to remind you that I'm always here (even though I know you know this). Feel free to call me anytime for anything. I love you, sis. You, your friends, Nik, his family and friends, and everyone affected by this tragedy are in my prayers.

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts for our community. I haven't personally been affected in the sense of knowing anyone involved, but it means a lot that you care. I hope the rainbow after this storm arrives soon.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2004, 10:56:51 PM
Jed, I think you and Ann should try to change the night you're seeing the show.
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Post by: Jed on March 28, 2004, 11:33:44 PM
If not for my work schedule precluding the Tuesday and Wednesday shows, I'd be all for it.  For Friday, I've got a ticket to see a cousin of mine in her high school production of Guys and Dolls.  Not able to do that one a different night with the family, unfortunately.