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Title: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 12:14:06 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were at one with the world and the world was at one with the notes, and now it is time for you to post until the at one cows come home.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 12:15:27 AM
And the word of the day is: DALTONISM!
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:14:47 AM
Morning all.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:15:06 AM
BK, late congrats on finishing the book (or hat).
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:15:16 AM
Nothing in the hopper.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:18:27 AM
Well, Blazing Saddles doesn't hold up, at least for me. There are some very funny moments but overall it's a bore. I remember laughing a lot back when I first saw it. I don't think I've seen it since then (1974). Ms. Kahn is very funny and I think the concept was probably quite daring in 1974 but it wears thin very quickly. As Hedda Lettuce said, "this is straight camp"
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:19:08 AM
I'm finishing my oatmeal and then I will clean up for a trip to the office and the Ford Foundation.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:19:26 AM
I'm looking forward to Looped in March.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:20:13 AM
I am not looking forward to American Idiot and I would rather eat ground glass than sit through Fela
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 03:20:51 AM
And since I'm all alone in the world, I will leave for my morning abloutions.
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 04:10:16 AM
And I believe Shannon Stoeke was on BK's recording of Godspell. So I think I will listen to it  sometime over the weekend.
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 04:18:14 AM
Since it is Superbowel weekend how about watching some football movies.

Brian's Song (Original tv movie)
The Longest Yard (Original)
MASH (movie)
The Knute Rockne Story
Any Given Sunday
Good News
Horse Feathers
Remember the Titans
Friday Night Lights
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 04:51:13 AM
Good morning, all! I have to see a rheumatoid specialist at 9 am so I will be out of here very shortly. I turned off the lights at 11:00 pm last night to be awakened between 1:45 and 3:00 am by the ins and outs of the neighbor above me and the dog bouncing about the apartment with his claws tapping on the wood floor. I am not amused, and I guess I owe the landlord a call.

After the doctor, Toyland for a bit; I'll fax the questionable page of "Evaline McCook" to my colleague Curtis and have hi email it back to me as a jpg file so I can post it.

TOD:
   DVD: the Netflix things sit here
   CD: Pictures at An Exhibition, several orchestrations and piano original; Guy Haines; Liz Callaway; Finian's Rainbow; Offenbach
   VCR: lordy!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:12:12 AM
They keep saying snow snow snow....and as yet NADA.

Yes we need to see the offending page itself, DR ELMORE so that we can confuse you more with our interpretations.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:12:54 AM
I was so appalled by that CAMELOT that was on PBS a year or so ago, that I can't even think about the show anymore.  Hopefully MR BK's Mordred was not a gay leather queen.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:13:34 AM
The book is much anticipated around these parts - and I expect many comments on any review I write from some dumbass who used to hang around here.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:14:05 AM
TOD:

DVD - 2001 A Space Odyssey

CD - Ballroom Classics
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 05:16:59 AM
About time to head out.

Yesterday afternoon I booked myself a room at the Hampton Inn in Amherst for two nights. I need to check the Abbott Van Nostrand-Samuel French Collection at the Amherst Library for materials on OH BOY! and OH, LADY! LADY! My freind Joseph, with whom I'm working on the 1902 WIZARD OF OZ score told me he was driving to Amherst and I invited myself along. It will be fun.
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Post by: Druxy on February 05, 2010, 05:17:26 AM
TOD:

If they arrive, I'll watch THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER & RESURRECTION.  Also expecting a copy of THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING.

If they don't arrive,...?
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 05:26:55 AM
DR Matt H, the boys are on OLTL today. All hell is breaking loose for the February sweeps.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:39:50 AM
DR Matt H, the boys are on OLTL today. All hell is breaking loose for the February sweeps.

Ain't it the truth.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:40:24 AM
Fine elimination on PWOJECT WUNWAY last night, long needed....not as much as last week....but still satisfying.
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 05:40:33 AM
Off to work oh well.
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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 05:47:24 AM
re: yesterday's "fudge topping" discussion for my peanut buttercup cheesecake

Here is a similar recipe.

http://www.thatsmyhome.com/recipes-food-6.htm

Thanks DRs jose and jane for your comments.  As you can see from this recipe there is a chocolate syrup mixed in part of the cheescake. And also I think it's definitely necessary to have the "chocolate fudge" over the top. I am going to make homemade reese peanut buttercups and i am going to make the sauces homemade.

I did find a few recipes. I think as long as the sauces taste good, i should be okay.

And it's for a SuperBowl party DR Jane, so it's not a test run! :)




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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 05:55:16 AM
Is anybody else going to a Super Bowl party and what are you making?
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on February 05, 2010, 05:57:11 AM
And the word of the day is: DALTONISM!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND
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Post by: Kerry on February 05, 2010, 06:24:31 AM
Well, now it looks like I'm the only one here.  Good Morning one and....uh, one.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:45:12 AM
I was so appalled by that CAMELOT that was on PBS a year or so ago, that I can't even think about the show anymore.  Hopefully MR BK's Mordred was not a gay leather queen.....

Hopefully, Guenivere rememebred all the words to her songs. Not the case in the PBS travesty.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:47:22 AM
DR Matt H, the boys are on OLTL today. All hell is breaking loose for the February sweeps.

I enjoyed Oliver's few moments yesterday, especially when that bimbo called him "tuna." Looking forward to today's romp. Thanks for the reminder.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:48:33 AM
Is anybody else going to a Super Bowl party and what are you making?

Not only am I not going to a Super Bowl party, I won't be watching the Super Bowl either. I didn't even watch the one year the Carolina Panthers made it to the Bowl, so I'm certainly not going to watch this year's edition.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:50:05 AM
Good morning!

It's been raining since I got up and is supposed to continue to rain all day and not get out of the 30s. Argh! But at least the "wintery mix" they forecast isn't happening for us. We're just getting rain.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:50:17 AM
Page Two Dance!!!
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 06:51:06 AM
I would rather eat ground glass than sit through a Super Bowl game.

Sorry, I just find football and the attendant worship of a stupid f*****g game played with a leather ball to be all out of proportion to reality.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:51:12 AM
My work project today is the Blu-ray of WALK THE LINE. Looking forward to seeing it again after years away from it and in glorious HD. The music should also sound wonderful in lossless audio.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:53:51 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - FINIAN'S RAINBOW (new cast recording)

DVD - WALK THE LINE (Blu-ray)
          THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW - Season Six
          THE MUSIC MAN (Blu-ray)

DVR - Wednesday night's LEVERAGE
          Wednesday night's PSYCH
          Thursday night's BURN NOTICE
          Thursday night's PROJECT RUNWAY
          Thursday night's THE MENTALIST
          Thursday night's SUPERNATURAL
          THE UNINVITED (TCM)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:55:33 AM
Speaking of soaps, I believe Luke is on ATWT today so that will add two more shows to my growing list of things to watch. Wow! Go to the theater for one night, and I get FAR, FAR behind on my viewing.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 06:58:16 AM
I think I forgot to mention watching NCIS: LA yesterday. The young black agent (who hadn't made much of an impression) was written out of the show last week, and this week they're already talking about replacing a character they really don't need. Both main stars split investigative work. They have a less experienced female agent, an IT guy, and an in-house shrink along with the head of the agency, so the cast should be set. They just don't need another junior agent who has little to do.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2010, 07:18:37 AM
MEdia Check:

iPod:  FINIAN'S RAINBOW (over and over again!) and the LITTLE WOMEN soundtrack (also over and over again)

Tivo:  THE UNINVITED

DVD:  AMERICAN PSYCHO (to prep for the upcoming B'way musical)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2010, 07:25:55 AM
Last night I finally got to watch PINKY which I recorded from TCM the other night.  I found it a trifle slow-going--Jeanne Crain doesn't exactly light up the screen for me.

I had to LOL at a story Robert Osbourne told about how imperious Ethel Barrymore was towards director Elia Kazan.  When Kazan told Barrymore that he wanted to do another take of a scene, she said "Why?  What do you want it for? Your collection?"
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:28:10 AM
Jeanne Crain was lovely  but not a compelling actress even in films she received good reviews or, in this case, an Oscar-nomination for.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:29:13 AM
I'm heading down now so I can fit in a couple of shows before I have to start on today's work project. Lunch will be tossed in there somewhere, too.

WBBL.
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 07:37:31 AM
Thanks, JOSE and VIXMOM, but, yes, I had already checked out Handbell World.  As I mentioned, this particular stand is 30" wide.  It's made for our big bell table.  Plus the ones we have don't have the wire running on the back.  The skirts for the table have velcro pockets into which aluminum poles (for wont of a better word) stick up and the stand fits on those.  Unfortunately no one at the church seems to remember from whom we got the original equipment, so I'm going to have keep researching.  Or simply buy new bell tables, LOL (not a bad thing--these are about 25 years old and are more than a bit wonky).
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2010, 07:39:50 AM
Friday morning greetings!  Our SNOWPOCALYPSE is taking longer to materialize than they were predicting last night, but when The Weather Channel opens a segment talking about Cincinnati - we're in for it!
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 07:42:42 AM
In kind of nice, though not unexpected, news, because my church payroll check is cut by a Board member who happens to be a CPA, it doesn't look like an "official" pay stub, so my credit union loan guy thought it would be prudent to get a verification of employment from them, which I did last night.  Under the field labelled "prospects for continued employment" they put "Excellent!"  So at least I have a job for a little while.  ;)
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 07:45:40 AM
I am helping at another store today and I have had only three customers in three hours (not counting the fedex side)
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 07:47:28 AM
I also just saw that I made a typo in my original posting about the Superbowl. I didn't catch it until this go round. I think I will leave and see if anyone else notices it.
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Post by: Laura on February 05, 2010, 07:51:26 AM
I was so appalled by that CAMELOT that was on PBS a year or so ago, that I can't even think about the show anymore.  Hopefully MR BK's Mordred was not a gay leather queen.....

I loved Mordred. He was the best part of the show.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2010, 07:51:45 AM


TOD:
  
   VCR: lordy!

Oh, religious movies?
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Post by: Laura on February 05, 2010, 07:53:47 AM
I now have internet at the church. I will never get any work done again.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2010, 07:53:51 AM
BK, what's happening with Mystery & Imagination Bookstore?  I'm distressed to hear they are having troubles.  One of the last great independent bookstores around.
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Post by: Laura on February 05, 2010, 07:54:31 AM
Today I am supervising a youth's community service.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 07:55:26 AM
From Playbill.com and Tom Nondorf

Leading Men (http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/136606-THE-LEADING-MEN-Kevin-Mambo-and-Seth-Rettberg)
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Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2010, 07:56:46 AM
TOD:

DVD: Episodes of the early 50s tv series THE GOLDBERGS which was based on the radio show of the same name.

DVR: If I get to it, I will watch THE UNINVITED. I also have a couple of episodes of THE VIRGINIAN to view.

CD: Soundtrack to the Bollywood movie GADAR. Hated the movie, but love the soundtrack.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 08:01:54 AM
And the word of the day is: DALTONISM!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND

Oh, Happy Day!  Wonderful choice!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 08:05:14 AM
I would rather eat ground glass than sit through a Super Bowl game.

Sorry, I just find football and the attendant worship of a stupid f*****g game played with a leather ball to be all out of proportion to reality.


The good news is that you won't have to eat any ground glass.   :D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 08:09:42 AM
I watched "The Uninvited" yesterday evening and recorded it onto DVD-R as a I watched.

It has been YEARS since I last saw it and I had forgotten how large a part Gail Russell played in it.  It's quite a fun film for me to watch.

And Cornelia Otis Skinner was QUITE the Sapphic nightmare as Miss Holloway.   How FUN was she!!??!!

I must confess I love it most of all for the terrific Victor Young score...particularly that main theme.  At times, it seems at odds with what is being portrayed on screen.  For its time (1944), it certainly wasn't the "typical" ghost story/mystery score.

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Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2010, 08:18:58 AM
TOD -

iPod - I'm taking a journey with Martin Guerre as I have obtained several sgeltoob of the first preview and several incarnations.  And what a journey it is.

That's all (isn't that enough????)
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Post by: Druxy on February 05, 2010, 08:45:57 AM
Last night I finally got to watch PINKY which I recorded from TCM the other night.  I found it a trifle slow-going--Jeanne Crain doesn't exactly light up the screen for me.

I had to LOL at a story Robert Osbourne told about how imperious Ethel Barrymore was towards director Elia Kazan.  When Kazan told Barrymore that he wanted to do another take of a scene, she said "Why?  What do you want it for? Your collection?"

 ;D
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 08:47:27 AM
BK, I highly recommend you try either the SERGIO MENDES or ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM "channels" on Pandora.  You will be delighted by the bossa nova playlist.
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Post by: Druxy on February 05, 2010, 08:53:48 AM
BK, what's happening with Mystery & Imagination Bookstore?  I'm distressed to hear they are having troubles.  One of the last great independent bookstores around.

They have been having problems for quite awhile.  Too bad, because they are very nice people.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 09:01:43 AM
Greetings from Toyland! The appointment lasted forever but the Dr does not think Ihave any rheumatoid problems. Curly and Moe, the lab workers, could not find a vein on Larry that worked; I was ounctured many times for a lot of blood. It took forever and Larry was not amused by the other Stooges.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
Cranberries!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2010, 09:06:16 AM
I would rather eat ground glass than sit through a Super Bowl game.

Sorry, I just find football and the attendant worship of a stupid f*****g game played with a leather ball to be all out of proportion to reality.

Ben, I'm with you there!  I'll be finding other activities to pass the time.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2010, 09:10:04 AM
I watched "The Uninvited" yesterday evening and recorded it onto DVD-R as a I watched.

It has been YEARS since I last saw it and I had forgotten how large a part Gail Russell played in it.  It's quite a fun film for me to watch.

And Cornelia Otis Skinner was QUITE the Sapphic nightmare as Miss Holloway.   How FUN was she!!??!!

I must confess I love it most of all for the terrific Victor Young score...particularly that main theme.  At times, it seems at odds with what is being portrayed on screen.  For its time (1944), it certainly wasn't the "typical" ghost story/mystery score.



I wrote a remake of this fifteen years ago.  Ms. Holloway's sapphic side became a bit more pronounced.  Needless to say, it never got made.  Though I relied more heavily on the original book more so than the film, I realized mid-way through, remaking such an iconic film was not a good idea.  "Why do they always remake our good films?  Why don't they remake our bad ones?"  -- John Huston --
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 09:10:12 AM
Greetings from Toyland! The appointment lasted forever but the Dr does not think Ihave any rheumatoid problems. Curly and Moe, the lab workers, could not find a vein on Larry that worked; I was ounctured many times for a lot of blood. It took forever and Larry was not amused by the other Stooges.

Larry, I feel your pain (literally).  I also have had horrible phlebotomists, so many in fact that I kind of have a Pavlovian response now whenever I have to be "pricked" (not a euphemism).  The funny thing is the last several times I've had blood drawn or an IV inserted, they've gotten it on the first try.  It still freaks me out.  :)
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2010, 09:13:42 AM
BK, what's happening with Mystery & Imagination Bookstore?  I'm distressed to hear they are having troubles.  One of the last great independent bookstores around.

They have been having problems for quite awhile.  Too bad, because they are very nice people.


Druxy, Malcolm and Christine are delightful people and they helped built my book collection over the years.  Alas, their problems in that business are not unique.  Every time I return to London, it seems another independent bookseller has bit the dust.  A section of Charing Cross Road that once was nothing but bookstores is now littered with coffee shops and American food franchises.  Why does the street need another Starbucks or Quiznos if there is no reason to go down it to any interesting shops?
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Post by: Druxy on February 05, 2010, 09:16:18 AM
BK, what's happening with Mystery & Imagination Bookstore?  I'm distressed to hear they are having troubles.  One of the last great independent bookstores around.

They have been having problems for quite awhile.  Too bad, because they are very nice people.


Druxy, Malcolm and Christine are delightful people and they helped built my book collection over the years.  Alas, their problems in that business are not unique.  Every time I return to London, it seems another independent bookseller has bit the dust.  A section of Charing Cross Road that once was nothing but bookstores is now littered with coffee shops and American food franchises.  Why does the street need another Starbucks or Quiznos if there is no reason to go down it to any interesting shops?

I'm wondering how much longer the Larry Edmunds Bookshop is going to be around.
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 09:38:27 AM

Yesterday afternoon I booked myself a room at the Hampton Inn in Amherst for two nights.

I hope the hotel is quiet and you sleep well.

Good luck at the doctor's!!
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2010, 09:40:23 AM
Greetings from Toyland! The appointment lasted forever but the Dr does not think Ihave any rheumatoid problems. Curly and Moe, the lab workers, could not find a vein on Larry that worked; I was ounctured many times for a lot of blood. It took forever and Larry was not amused by the other Stooges.

Larry, I feel your pain (literally).  I also have had horrible phlebotomists, so many in fact that I kind of have a Pavlovian response now whenever I have to be "pricked" (not a euphemism).  The funny thing is the last several times I've had blood drawn or an IV inserted, they've gotten it on the first try.  It still freaks me out.  :)

Add me to the list of difficult phlebotomy subjects - I especially hate it when the technicians talk about it while trying to find a vein.
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 09:41:58 AM
Jennifer I have only been to one Super Bowl party, and even then I didn't watch it.  We were in L.A. with Craig so we hosted a family party at my brother's house so Craig could watch.
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
dr elmore, guess i should amend my statement to good blood work result vibes!!
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 09:53:07 AM
from Ginny:
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Thanks for the insurance company vibes, all!  One of their reasons for the denial was that I "declined to learn medication therapy that can be taught to a non-skilled patient or caregiver."  Yes, I did turn my nose up at the idea of giving myself injections in my stomach - who wouldn't?


Did the insurance cover the injections last time?  Did anyone make the same offer this time?  I think you have a case since injections are usually short time.  Have you already switched to pills?

DR Vixmom ;D
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 09:56:06 AM
Shayne, I believe I gave Shannon Stoeke his first professional job - but it wasn't Godspell, it's on Prime Time Musicals.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 09:58:48 AM
Mystery and Imagination sent out an eBlast saying they needed their loyal customers to come in and take advantage of their 35% off sale because they were having trouble meeting all their January obligations.  The sad part is, no one cares anymore, unless it's a bookstore where they can have some coffee and sit and read things for free and only choose from the larder of crap that's released today.  I was in Vroman's last night and looking at all the latest fiction books and it is really shocking that the book trade has turned into what motion pictures have turned into. 
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 10:01:13 AM
Oh, and I'm up.  I had a lovely telephonic call from muse Margaret.  She loved the last 100 pages of the book, but read them quickly last night knowing we'd be talking this morning.  So, she's going to read them again because there were just a couple of things she wanted to be sure were okay.  She already found the one thing that was bothering me and I just asked her to look for a place where I might add what we both feel is missing.  It would just be one short paragraph but it's really necessary.  But the two most pleasing things for me was that she thought the section I'd been most worried about was perfect and she said she would not change one word of the epilogue.
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Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 10:04:02 AM
I'm listening to the Studio Recording of Showboat with Miss cook and Mr. Raitt. It may not be definitive but it holds a place in my heart because it was one of the first recordings of Showboat I ever heard and being an acolyte in the Church of Barbara Cook I love to hear her sing these tunes.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on February 05, 2010, 10:08:52 AM
BK, I agree about the book trade.  I was in an area Borders awhile back and, even given its limited stock, it wasn't as varied and good as it had been a year before.

Of course, I'm partly guilty as I do a lot of my book buying on the internet these days, but that's because I can't find what I want in stores anymore.  But I sure do miss the days of genteel browsing and those happy, unexpected discoveries.

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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 10:12:51 AM
Also in the amusing department: I think I mentioned that I'd had a telephonic call with someone who appears in the book, just to get a timeline right.  And that she became very worried about what I might have written.  And then she asked if muse Margaret could come to lunch today.  And then did she have muse Margaret's correct phone number?  Like I didn't know what was in her head.  So, as I knew she would, she called muse Margaret last night and went on and on, because she knows the only person who can get me to change something in these books is muse Margaret.  Others can make suggestions and comments, all of which I take seriously and all of which I discuss with Margaret, but only if she says okay does something change. 

But this gal has always been a controlling and manipulative person so I knew she'd do this, thinking if she could convince Margaret to speak to me that I might change things.  Unfortunately for her, she doesn't know muse Margaret.  Happily, Margaret had finished the book so she'd read all the stuff about this person, which really if you add up all the paragraphs in which she's mentioned is maybe two or three pages total out of 526.  This person said to Margaret, "I wasn't a very good partner" and in that one sentence you knew how petrified she was about what I might write.

But what she fails to realize is that the book isn't about her.  And that part of her is not in the book at all.  As Margaret told her "You know, I was very close with Bruce during that whole thing and he never told me anything bad about you, just that he loved you and that it wasn't working out."  And then she told her that she comes off glowingly in the book, and that is correct.  The only one who comes off a little poorly in that section is me, because the truth of the matter is, I was in a very bad place and that caused me to behave poorly, which probably exacerbated her problems. 

Lunch today will be very interesting.  I will not discuss the book at all, other than to say I don't think there's anything in there that will bother her but if there is there's nothing I can or will do about it.  The book is an honest, truthful look at one person's then-life.  Most of the time I'm not even interpreting events I'm just saying what they were. 

I will also tell her that if she were writing a book that I'd hope she would be as gentle as I was, but if she wasn't, that would just be too bad for me.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 10:51:28 AM
I'm listening to the Studio Recording of Showboat with Miss cook and Mr. Raitt. It may not be definitive but it holds a place in my heart because it was one of the first recordings of Showboat I ever heard and being an acolyte in the Church of Barbara Cook I love to hear her sing these tunes.

She's better on the studio cast than on the Lincoln Center recording, although the Lincoln Center has Constance Towers singing rings around the pathetic Julie of Anita Darian(?). I like a lot of that Columbia/SONY recording: it was the first to include the Act One Finale.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Laura on February 05, 2010, 10:54:21 AM
The youth is working very hard, and we are going to get some lunch. I bet you are all so excited I can now update from the church with these very exciting bits of news.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
Yes I am Laura :)
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: KevinH on February 05, 2010, 11:11:44 AM
Loving the Finian's Rainbow CD!
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 11:18:42 AM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: KevinH on February 05, 2010, 11:22:02 AM
Federal government offices  (in Washington, DC) closed 4 hours early today in anticipation of the big snowstorm.   It's been snowing for a couple of hours, but it's not really sticking on the streets yet.  We're expecting up to 2 inches an hour after 7 pm and the expected total is now 20-30 inches. 
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 11:27:15 AM
Kevin, thanks for the report.  My son in MD now has a contract job.  I just wrote to see if he has been getting to work.  He has to drive some famously horribly dangerous road to get there.  Not what a mother wants to hear!
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 11:31:19 AM
I would rather eat ground glass than sit through a Super Bowl game.

Sorry, I just find football and the attendant worship of a stupid f*****g game played with a leather ball to be all out of proportion to reality.

Ben, I'm with you there!  I'll be finding other activities to pass the time.

LOL, reminds me of the time Bryan almost had his car towed in Ann Arbor because he didn't know it was a game day.  They expect you to know this in Ann Arbor.  The signs only say no parking on game day.  He heard the band begin playing and ran back to his car just before the tow truck hooked up his car & was very lucky the guy was nice & didn't continue.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: KevinH on February 05, 2010, 11:34:35 AM
Jane--apparently the driving is okay right now but rush hour is several hours early
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 11:40:29 AM
Thanks Kevin.  Maybe is rush hour drive home will be shorter. 
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 11:51:27 AM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2010, 11:51:53 AM
So far, our SNOWPOCALYPSE seems to be more of a RAIN-O-RAMA.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: George on February 05, 2010, 11:55:44 AM
Topic of the Day:

On my DVR:  TV shows that I haven't watched:  Fringe, Human Target, The Bonnie Hunt Show and a few other things that I can't remember

In my DVD player:  Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny from Netflix

In my CD player now:  the original Broadway cast recordings of Candide, Chicago, Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Follies and Grease
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: George on February 05, 2010, 11:56:44 AM
Is anybody else going to a Super Bowl party and what are you making?

I'm not watching the Super Bowl, nor going to a party nor making party food.  I'll probably watching TV shows that I've recorded and not yet watched.  Or I may watch episodes of the Futurama Complete Collection (http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-Complete-Collection-Matt-Groening/dp/B0029XFNBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1265396635&sr=8-1) that I just got. :)

Otherwise, PAGE FOUR FUTURAMA DANCE!!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M3phqAW1L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:01:32 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.

The fourth word, I'm convinced is "so," but then what the hell does "her switch was so full of hay" mean? What's a switch?
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Ben on February 05, 2010, 12:05:07 PM
Wow, I looked at it and I'm surprised you got that much. It's almost indecipherable to me and that's with zooming in!
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 12:11:18 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.

The fourth word, I'm convinced is "so," but then what the hell does "her switch was so full of hay" mean? What's a switch?

I think I half jokingly guessed yesterday that that fourth word might be "so."  A switch is another word for a whip, which she would have had for her horse (or husband, lol).
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 12:19:53 PM
Wow, I looked at it and I'm surprised you got that much. It's almost indecipherable to me and that's with zooming in!

;D  I too am amazed.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 12:20:28 PM
Keith has read worse doing his genealogy research.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:23:46 PM
Wow, I looked at it and I'm surprised you got that much. It's almost indecipherable to me and that's with zooming in!

I'm pretty used to Herbert's writing by now. The word I thought looked like "en" is definitely so: he writes his o's with wings and it can lok like an n. The big word definitely ends in "ch" and it's just lke the "ch" on the end of "catch" earler in the verse.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 12:24:37 PM
Funny, I thought a switch referred to her hair, but then what is a farm girl doing wearing a hair piece?
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 12:26:22 PM
A switch:

Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:29:11 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.

The Oxford American Dictionary gives as one definition of "Switch": a tress of real or false hair.

That would make sense for a country hick, I guess.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:30:27 PM
Funny, I thought a switch referred to her hair, but then what is a farm girl doing wearing a hair piece?

I just posted about that. In 1900, every woman had switches and pads of rags under their hair to achieve those big do's.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 12:30:38 PM
I don't think I knew about that usage.  Either way, it works.  :)
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 12:34:17 PM
Keith just came home & took a quick glance & immediately read switch.  now he is doing his own stuff.

laters
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:41:23 PM
So, I have a new "Evaline McCook" game Here's the final verse that scans the music, if we assume that "switch" is the correct word:

       When Miss Evaline McCook at the city took a look
       There on her a very pleasant lady smiled
       And she said to her, "My dear, will you hold this infant here
       Till I go and buy a biscuit for this child?"
       But Eva answered "Nix! Though such amateurish tricks
       Often catch the country bumpkin and beguile 'em,
       Your child I will not mind so run along and find
       Somebody else to act as an asylum!

       Oh, she was a country girl
       Her switch was so full of hay
       But when she did not know the street, she always knew the way!
       Oh, she was a country girl
       But well did she know her book
       If in search of a jay you had best stay away from Evaline McCook!

Here's the original lyric Herbert was given before he requested alterations to fit his tune:

     When Miss Evaline McCook at the city took a look, 
      A pocket book upon the street she spied;   
      The people passed it by: for ‘twas April fool, that's why   
      To take that pocket book nobody tried.   
      “Ah, an ancient trick like that,”   They remarked. “is quite too flat;   
      That purse is filled with nothing else but hay.”   
      Then up from the cold cold ground   Eva plucked the purse and found   
      The sum of twenty thousand dollars in it.

          Oh, little Eva, nothing could deceive her!   
          Though she was a country girl she knew her little book   
          Oh, little Eva, alone they’d better leave her   
          When into town to spend the day comes Evaline McCook.


Here's the game: how would you rewrite this lyric - you can ignore the refrain since it would stay the same - so the first eight lines scanned like the final version we've been trying to decipher?


Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 12:44:42 PM
Thank you all who helped decipher the lyrics. It's greatly appreciated. The winner of the new lyrics for "Evaline McCook" will get a sparkling prize.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: George on February 05, 2010, 01:06:55 PM
Thank you all who helped decipher the lyrics. It's greatly appreciated. The winner of the new lyrics for "Evaline McCook" will get a sparkling prize.

Darn...I wish I could've helped. ;)

I saw what others had seen and couldn't think of anything different.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2010, 01:17:48 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.

The fourth word, I'm convinced is "so," but then what the hell does "her switch was so full of hay" mean? What's a switch?

Could that second word be "mouth"?
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:20:40 PM
I also adored that Barbara Cook-John Raitt SHOW BOAT, and imagine my glee when I got to see her play the part at Lincoln Center. Alas, that was the last time I ever saw Barbara Cook on stage.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Dan (the Man) on February 05, 2010, 01:20:41 PM
No snow yet here in Philly.  Not even a flurry...
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:24:25 PM
I managed to get three shows watched before I started on my afternoon work project. I began with PROJECT RUNWAY.

Yep, no surprises with the one who was sent home.

As for the three top dresses, I hated the two that didn't win. I would have put BOTH of those in the bottom three rather than the top.

I thought a couple of the safe dresses were actually much more attractive on those ladies than the winner's dress was. But it was definitely the best of the three deemed the top three by the judges.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 01:25:13 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


Larry, I personally think it's definitely "her switch was" for the first three words, which, per my post yesterday, makes sense for a farmgirl.  I need to really look at that fourth word, though.

The fourth word, I'm convinced is "so," but then what the hell does "her switch was so full of hay" mean? What's a switch?

Could that second word be "mouth"?

No, I think DR JMK is correct about "switch," but I think hair being full of hay makes more sense than his whip being full of hay. If it weren't for his suggestion, I never would have gone to the disctionary since I was still trying to fnd an alternative word. I think we can close the first half of the game and proceed to the ;yrics about a purse on the sidewalk.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:25:19 PM
Next I watched LEVERAGE. A great caper involving a fake psychic (played by Luke Perry). Really enjoyed this week's episode.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:27:29 PM
After that I watched THE MENTALIST while I ate lunch. Very enjoyable episode, and I guessed the murderer easily. I did like how well they laid out the clues this week to solving the mystery. You had to look close and pay attention to moments the actors were throwing away (and then later turned out to be important), but that adds to the fun.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:28:54 PM
Next I watched my work project for the day: WALK THE LINE on Blu-ray. A wonderful transfer with superb sound.

Also made me cry on a couple of occasions. I liked this better than RAY in terms of a show biz biography during the first decade of the century.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:29:39 PM
I sampled about 30 minutes of the commentary. Very well done and most interesting. I hope to go back and listen to the whole thing soon since I like the movie so much.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:30:51 PM
Then I began on the other bonus features. 10 deleted scenes, 3 extended versions of songs, a discussion of Johnny Cash's comeback at Folsom, and a making of documentary filmed for TV (with commercial breaks). There are still some additional bonus features I'll get to when I go back down.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: John G. on February 05, 2010, 01:41:59 PM
Sorry, I've been under the weather the last couple of days with allergies. But the doctor has promised his magical shots will do the job and his pills are the panacea I need.

Congrats BK on finishing the book. Wish I had been around for the lyric game. It looked like fun.

TOD:

DVD player: Last two episodes of "Foyle's War."

CD player in the car: Still listening to "Swimming" by Nicola Keegan

CD at home: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (I've got to hear that "clam dip/damn dip" rhyme in time for Super Bowl Sunday) and "Hannah" because I just haven't heard any Bob Merrill in a while.

All of this is, of course, punctuated by sneezes and coughs.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: George on February 05, 2010, 01:45:33 PM
DIVA TALK: Chatting with She Loves Me Tony Nominee and Good Ol' Girls Star Sally Mayes (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/136590-DIVA-TALK-Chatting-with-She-Loves-Me-Tony-Nominee-and-Good-Ol-Girls-Star-Sally-Mayes)

From the second page:

Question: Any chance of another CD?
Mayes: Well, we've been talking about it a little bit. I have to find a label that wants to do it, because all of my labels seem to be kaput. I want to do a Christmas album before I hang up my vocal chords. [Laughs.] I think that would be really, really fun. Patrick Brady is my genius arranger and partner in all of the stuff we've done all of these years. We have so much fun. We're always coming up with ideas for Christmas stuff and going, "When we do the Christmas album…" [Laughs.]


And then she goes on from there.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2010, 01:56:06 PM
Jeanne Crain was lovely  but not a compelling actress even in films she received good reviews or, in this case, an Oscar-nomination for.

I enjoyed her best when she was a calming influence in a sea of frantic activity - like Cheaper By the Dozen.

der Brucer
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:56:25 PM
I got two more Criterion titles to finish out their releases for the month. HOWARDS END on DVD (already reviewed the Blu-ray a month or two ago) and that Leo McCarey film MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:56:38 PM
Page Five Dance!!!
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 01:57:48 PM
Well, I need to hop off-line and get some writing done. Then it'll be back downstairs to finish the remaining features on WALK THE LINE and then see how much TV I can get watched this evening.

WBBL.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 02:03:55 PM
DIVA TALK: Chatting with She Loves Me Tony Nominee and Good Ol' Girls Star Sally Mayes (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/136590-DIVA-TALK-Chatting-with-She-Loves-Me-Tony-Nominee-and-Good-Ol-Girls-Star-Sally-Mayes)

From the second page:

Question: Any chance of another CD?
Mayes: Well, we've been talking about it a little bit. I have to find a label that wants to do it, because all of my labels seem to be kaput. I want to do a Christmas album before I hang up my vocal chords. [Laughs.] I think that would be really, really fun. Patrick Brady is my genius arranger and partner in all of the stuff we've done all of these years. We have so much fun. We're always coming up with ideas for Christmas stuff and going, "When we do the Christmas album…" [Laughs.]


And then she goes on from there.

I keep hoping that a certain label will put the catalogue for sale and we can all chip in  and buy it back :-)
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Edisaurus on February 05, 2010, 02:08:32 PM
Funny, I thought a switch referred to her hair, but then what is a farm girl doing wearing a hair piece?

I just posted about that. In 1900, every woman had switches and pads of rags under their hair to achieve those big do's.

Maybe she used hay instead of rags?
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: DERBRUCER on February 05, 2010, 02:09:38 PM

Not only am I not going to a Super Bowl party, I won't be watching the Super Bowl either.

If the half-time show had Curt Colfer leading both teams in a rousing rendition of "Singlegirls", might you tune in?

der Brucer
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 02:33:11 PM
I don't think one has to love football to go to a Super Bowl party.  Even if you dislike the game there is always socializing, food and the commercials.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Laura on February 05, 2010, 02:57:53 PM
We have a great time at the Super Bowl Party. Lots of snack food and games. We only watch if our team is playing (which has been once), and even then, only if something exciting happens.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 03:12:59 PM
Hi DerBrucer, sorry I missed you.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 03:14:40 PM
Back from an interesting lunch, most of which was fun after we got the stuff out of the way.  When the person saw that I wasn't going to be explaining myself or my reasons, and once I told her that if she was writing a book and I knew I was going to be in it, I would not do what she's doing, I'd just hope for the best, she seemed to be at peace with it.  She said that she didn't really care if it was bad or good, but that's just not so, obviously.  At one point she said, "Well, what if one of my friends reads it and says 'so you were in a relationship with Bruce tell me about THAT'" and I said, "Well, we can't wipe away history so if someone asks you about it tell them or don't, who cares?"  After all that, we had a very nice time.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 03:16:16 PM
John G, when do you begin the shots?  I did them years ago.  I had problems & never reached the full dosage.  They did help though & I eventually didn't need them anymore.  Will you have to wait 20 minutes after a shot to make sure you don't have a reaction?  I kept threatening to leave thinking it was a waste of my time, until the day I had a potentially dangerous reaction.  After that I was never tempted to split before the 20 minutes, nor was our son Bryan who also had shots.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: John G. on February 05, 2010, 03:40:39 PM
DR Jane: I just had a Prednizone (sp?) shot today and some blood taken. I did three years of allergy shots and they only caused health problems for me, such as having to have my ears vacuumed (glad I don't have to have that done anymore). I'm allergic to Mother Nature, and that's about all there is to it.

I probably won't pay too much attention to the game Sunday, but I have had fun this week studying up on Cajun/Creole food from New Orleans and such Indianapolis favorites as sugar cream pie. In fact, I made one of those pies last night. It's a fairly incredible mixture of sugar and flour with cream and vanilla. Man, is it ever good.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 03:40:41 PM
Yes I am Laura :)


Then why do you post under the name "Jane"?

I think if there are any more Lauras posting under aliases, it is best now to come out with it.

Harrumph!
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 03:40:48 PM
Snow has slowed down for a bit.
Title: Re: AT ONE WITH THE WORLD
Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 03:42:30 PM
DR JMK - on Encore Drama, WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING is in rotation this month - I thought so, but I wasn't sure.  It was on twice today, and maybe even a third time later.

It does not improve with repeated viewings.  I don't know how Dalene Young got her teleplay from Frances' book - she obviously didn't - and it's creepy that every account of Frances life always spends two hours on Hollywood and Seattle and gives Indianapolis a postscript. 
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 03:42:57 PM
Finian's Rainbow arrived at my house tonight.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 03:44:27 PM
Funny, I thought a switch referred to her hair, but then what is a farm girl doing wearing a hair piece?

I just posted about that. In 1900, every woman had switches and pads of rags under their hair to achieve those big do's.

Maybe she used hay instead of rags?


Say, hey!  You may be on to something here!
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Post by: Jrand70 on February 05, 2010, 03:53:17 PM
Snow has returned.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 04:00:51 PM
It's been raining all day.  I'm watching the two-hour season premiere of Lost.  I do hope it gets better or at least headache-inducing.
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 04:00:58 PM
DR JMK - on Encore Drama, WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING is in rotation this month - I thought so, but I wasn't sure.  It was on twice today, and maybe even a third time later.

It does not improve with repeated viewings.  I don't know how Dalene Young got her teleplay from Frances' book - she obviously didn't - and it's creepy that every account of Frances life always spends two hours on Hollywood and Seattle and gives Indianapolis a postscript. 

I'll take WTRBAM over FRANCES any day, but I know what you mean.  :)
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 04:01:04 PM
LOL Ron.
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 04:01:21 PM

John G vibes the Prednisone works, and you don't have to stay on it forever.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 04:09:06 PM
Welcome twelve GUESTS.
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 04:09:28 PM
Welcome twelve GUESTS.

Maybe one of them is your lunch partner.  ;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on February 05, 2010, 04:16:43 PM
Has anyone ever found the ruby yacht of Omar Kiyiyiyiyiyam?
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 04:46:46 PM
Still watching Lost and am always amazed by the number and length of the commercial breaks.
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 05:00:57 PM
Still watching Lost and am always amazed by the number and length of the commercial breaks.

You know when you record it you can fast forward through those.   ;D
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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 05:08:54 PM
Still watching Lost and am always amazed by the number and length of the commercial breaks.

You know when you record it you can fast forward through those.   ;D

I almost posted the same thing. But then figured he must be fast forwarding through them.

It's funny but Whoopi Goldberg had a similar rant saying there were so many commercials. She said she wanted to watch the show live.
But I don't really get that. I watched it when it was on. I just started 20 minutes after it started. So i basically just watched the show. No commercials. No waiting.

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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 05:11:37 PM
I think there may be a lot of food this Sunday. I'm not sure what else to bring. I know there will be KFC, chicken wings, chilli, spinach/artichoke dip.

I am quite impressed that many of the guys will be preparing their dishes. A few will be buying their stuff. But at least 2 of the guys will be making homemade dishes!

I know i am going to make crab roll-ups, and i have some shortbread cookies i made in the freezer. And some fudge. I may make one other kind of sandwich. I would normally make a 7 layer dip. But i figure since there will already be salsa and another dip I will probably just make something else instead.

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Post by: Jennifer on February 05, 2010, 05:12:04 PM
I guess I will go watch something on tv.
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Post by: Jane on February 05, 2010, 05:38:17 PM

I am quite impressed that many of the guys will be preparing their dishes. A few will be buying their stuff. But at least 2 of the guys will be making homemade dishes!

Is this impressed by these particular guys?  If not I'm surprised you would say that with all the chefs on this site. :) Keith & Craig are great cooks, Bryan an amazing one.
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2010, 05:41:12 PM
I made our pizza for dinner tonight rather than sending Richard out on our snowy roads to pick up carry-out.  It was delicious and now we're watching reruns of Bones.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 07:15:09 PM
Just had a really long telephonic conversation with muse Margaret.  She'd reread the last 100 pages, this time without rushing.  She had a few suggestions, all excellent and helpful.  But she was having some real problem with everything that followed my big epiphany, which is the crux of the book.  She felt some of the joy and fun was missing from everything that followed,  and yet she liked most of the stories.  We cut a few things that she felt were unnecessary or slowed things down.  I said we could conceivably end the book at the epiphany - she sort of liked that for ten seconds, but then we never really see the little journey to the real life change.  And then I finally got her to boil it down to something very specific, which is that after the big moment, there's a little leap to the next paragraph and that's what was really bothering her.  Once I knew that, I suggested a line to precede that paragraph, playing on the line that ended the previous paragraph and thereby tying those two things together.  And that did it for her, because suddenly everything was more positive.  And then we found two other places to play on that line and it just lit up the whole last thirty pages of the book.  And that is why I love muse Margaret.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:31:53 PM

Not only am I not going to a Super Bowl party, I won't be watching the Super Bowl either.

If the half-time show had Curt Colfer leading both teams in a rousing rendition of "Singlegirls", might you tune in?

der Brucer

Nope. I'm sure it would show up on YouTube if I had any interest in it.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:33:38 PM
Good Evening!

There were just under 200 auditionees and auditions today.

164 of them sang.

All in all, not a bad day.  And the new theatre is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Playhouse On The Square (http://www.playhouseonthesquare.org/)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:35:35 PM
Still watching Lost and am always amazed by the number and length of the commercial breaks.

You know when you record it you can fast forward through those.   ;D

I almost posted the same thing. But then figured he must be fast forwarding through them.

It's funny but Whoopi Goldberg had a similar rant saying there were so many commercials. She said she wanted to watch the show live.
But I don't really get that. I watched it when it was on. I just started 20 minutes after it started. So i basically just watched the show. No commercials. No waiting.



Unless my DVR is recording so many things at the same time that I had to watch something "live," I NEVER watch TV without going through the DVR any more. I can squeeze in more viewing by starting a show late and playing catch-up with it. By the time the show actually ends, I've caught back up with it but without having to sit through any commercials.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:36:33 PM
And tomorrow...

Well...

We've already had two companies cancel due to the weather...

And since we know that there are a good chunk of auditionees scheduled to fly in from DC, Philly and NYC tomorrow, well...

And there's also a mini-caravan of auditionees who were supposed to drive back to Virginia tomorrow morning, well...

It's gonna be an interesting weekend.

~~~~~SAFE TRAVELS TO EVERYONE~~~~~
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:37:26 PM
I began my evening by finishing the two other items in the bonus features on WALK THE LINE. One was the theatrical trailer for the movie. The other was a tribute to June and Johnny Cash by friends who knew them and who told the story of their long in coming love affair that finally led to their marriage.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:37:58 PM
DR Ginny - I like "SNOWPOCALYPSE" too, as well as "snOMG".  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:38:23 PM
Next, I watched HUMAN TARGET. Seemed like a much simplier caper than the other episodes have been. I liked it, but I didn't love it.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:38:52 PM
I also just saw that I made a typo in my original posting about the Superbowl. I didn't catch it until this go round. I think I will leave and see if anyone else notices it.

I noticed it, DR Michael.  But the question is whether or not you will notice that I - or any other DR - noticed it.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:39:32 PM
Next I watched 30 ROCK. A very poor show for them. Jan Hooks played Jane Krakowski's mother in such a broad, silly way that it was irritating. Really none of the running gags this week made me laugh at all.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:41:38 PM
GHOST WHISPERER was next on the schedule. A kind of unusual episode for the first 2/3 with the ghost not actually appearing to Melinda making communication and identification very difficult.

Poor Margaret Cho is like so many of us with her weight ballooning up and down all the time. Last time I saw Margaret, she was unhealthily skinny. Now, she's gained all of her weight back.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:41:40 PM
Btw...

Does anybody really know what time it is?


-Obviously, I evidently don't. Or at least didn't. ;)

*I was confusing myself last night by keeping my MacBook's clock on NYC time, so... Yeah, that's the ticket.  However, it was great getting a full eight hours of sleep, and then having enough time this morning to have a nice leisurely - and free - breakfast here at the hotel before heading to the theatre for the auditions.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
I ended my evening with MEDIUM.













 Excellent episode that really had me over a barrel with what it all meant. The revelation was a fun surprise.

Ariel's subplot was also fun, and I was so glad she got the best of this lout.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:43:57 PM
Tomorrow I get to start on the work project I've been waiting all week to tackle: THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW - Season Six. I am SO eager to rewatch these episodes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:51:28 PM
Here's "Evaline McCook" first line of lyric:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage1.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage1.jpg)
Second line:
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/th_Herbertpage2.jpg) (http://s597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/?action=view&current=Herbertpage2.jpg)


DR elmore - I know this was "settled" a few pages back, but...

I think the word in question is "smile".
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Post by: TCB on February 05, 2010, 07:52:20 PM
I can't wait to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, and all the hype that goes along with it.  It is one of the big television events that I watch faithfully every year.  The others are probaly The Oscars and The Tony Awards.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:53:20 PM
bk - While you were at Pasadena Playhouse for Camelot did you happen to hear any further "rumblings" about the future of the theatre?
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 07:54:41 PM
I can't wait to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, and all the hype that goes along with it.  It is one of the big television events that I watch faithfully every year.  The others are probaly The Oscars and The Tony Awards.

Thereby throwing off Nielsen demographic sampling for generations.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:54:56 PM
bk - So what did you eat for lunch?

;)
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:57:36 PM
I still have a great number of shows on the DVR not yet watched including BURN NOTICE, SUPERNATURAL, PSYCH, THE OFFICE, THE UNINVITED, and it's recording tonight's episode of SPARTACUS as I'm typing.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 07:59:06 PM
I see that Universal will be releasing a Barbara Stanwyck box in April that contains one of my all-time favorite performances of hers: ALL I DESIRE (directed by DOuglas Sirk). Really looking forward to that release.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 07:59:44 PM
Kevin, thanks for the report.  My son in MD now has a contract job.  I just wrote to see if he has been getting to work.  He has to drive some famously horribly dangerous road to get there.  Not what a mother wants to hear!

DR Jane - I really do hope that Craig - is it Craig who's now in MD? - does not have to be on the roads over the next few days.  I'm watching The Weather Channel right now, and... WOW!  It really is coming down pretty hard around the DC area right now.  -And since the DC Metro has already announced that they are suspending service to the above ground stations... And Reagan/Washington-National has already cancelled ALL flights for the rest of tonight and tomorrow... And 80% of the flights at both Dulles and BWI have already been cancelled tomorrow... Again, I really hope he doesn't have to head out in that horrible weather.
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Post by: George on February 05, 2010, 08:00:46 PM
Time for me to leave home and watch "Ghost Whisperer" and "Medium"...first (and second).  Then, I'll start watching other shows that are on my DVR.  That will pretty much be my weekend:  clear off the DVR. :D

Until later!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 08:03:35 PM
~~~~~EASE OF BREATHING VIBES TO DR JOHN G.~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on February 05, 2010, 08:05:25 PM
We will also watch the Super Bowl - it's the only pro football game we watch most seasons.  I'm planning to make a crockpot full of chili tomorrow and we'll have leftovers during Sunday's broadcast.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 08:05:28 PM
Time for me to leave home and watch "Ghost Whisperer" and "Medium"...first (and second).  Then, I'll start watching other shows that are on my DVR.  That will pretty much be my weekend:  clear off the DVR. :D

Until later!

I got three cleared off this morning before I started on my work project, and I hope to do the same tomorrow if possible.
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Post by: Matt H. on February 05, 2010, 08:06:06 PM
Now I'm going to head downstairs and go to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2010, 08:27:56 PM
DR Ginny, thanks for the comments yesterday
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2010, 08:30:11 PM
I had a nice evening. A friend in our social group just turned 87.  You'd never know it, that's for sure. Anyway we all met at a nice happy hour and it was fun to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time.  The restaurant has cajun food every year leading up to Fat Tuesday.  It was great food
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2010, 08:31:43 PM
My weekend project is to see as many oscar nominated movies as possible.  I rented The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and District 9.  can't decide if I'll give in and go to Avatar, but I want to see Precious, Crazy Heart and a few others.  Haven't decided yet
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2010, 08:32:23 PM
It's a lot of movie watching for one weekend, so I may have to figure out what will be here next week and what will be gone
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Post by: Cillaliz on February 05, 2010, 08:33:04 PM
Merry page 7 to all and to all a good night!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on February 05, 2010, 08:44:06 PM
Well, it is now 10:40/11:40pm, and since I want to get another early start tomorrow morning...

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 09:20:56 PM
Jose - no rumbling and I must say it was sold out last night - although some of that may have been paper.  For lunch - the California Market Salad.
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Post by: elmore3003 on February 05, 2010, 09:34:11 PM
I'm back from seeing a new play, SAFE HOME, which was quite moving and very good.  Here's the TIMES review:
http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/theater/reviews/20safe.html?scp=1&sq=safe%20home&st=cse
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Post by: Michael on February 05, 2010, 09:34:53 PM
Jose - no rumbling and I must say it was sold out last night - although some of that may have been paper.  For lunch - the California Market Salad.

Do you really think that the Playhouse will be closed for good?
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Post by: JMK on February 05, 2010, 09:39:29 PM
Oy, I have been a reviewing machine today.  Did a STANLEY JORDAN BD, and CHIHULY BD and am about to finish a MIKE STERN BD.  Stern played with Miles Davis and is Kyra Sedgwick's half brother, so his six degrees to Kevin Bacon is about a half a degree.
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Post by: bk on February 05, 2010, 09:44:17 PM
Jose - no rumbling and I must say it was sold out last night - although some of that may have been paper.  For lunch - the California Market Salad.

Do you really think that the Playhouse will be closed for good?

It's a little hard to know.  There is a part of me that thinks this was done for publicity and to see if they could get support - I suppose we'll know soon.
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Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2010, 10:44:27 PM
I see that Universal will be releasing a Barbara Stanwyck box in April that contains one of my all-time favorite performances of hers: ALL I DESIRE (directed by DOuglas Sirk). Really looking forward to that release.

How wonderful! I have ALL I DESIRE on a region 2 dvd, and it is a favorite of mine as well. I must do some googling and find out the other titles in the set! Probably THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW will be one of them...another goodie!
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Post by: MBarnum on February 05, 2010, 10:46:50 PM
I just finished watching THE UNINVITED, which I had never before seen. I sure enjoyed it. When I talk to Guy Madison's brother, I will have many questions for him about Gail Russell.