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Title: SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:00:51 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've sung along with Mitch, you've put on your pointy party hats and colored tights and pantaloons, and now you are ready to post until the cows come home.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:07:42 AM
Someone was posting at exactly midnight.  Supposed to wait until the new thread is up.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Panni on April 22, 2004, 12:08:02 AM



            HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEDISH CHEF SANDRA!


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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:13:34 AM
Welcome seven GUESTS.  Join us why don't you?  If you missed the Sweeney Todd posts from yesterday, do catch up.  I love Sweeney Todd - it's all about revenge, you know.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:15:12 AM
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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 12:20:02 AM
Dang it, you've still got me thinking of Sweeney Todd and it's mixing in with the Disney songs...

Hi diddley dee, a barber's life for me!
You take a blade and a leather strop
A single stroke and his beard you crop
Another swipe and his head...Ker-plop!
Hi diddley dee, a barber's life for me!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:22:49 AM
Excellent.  

If only I could get rid of my sore neck.  And let me just say one more time: AT LAST, MY ARM IS COMPLETE AGAIN!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 12:24:49 AM
Oh, how I love a good What If!!!  Thanks to both BK and SWW for the smiles just now.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:28:20 AM
I've been looking at the old Column A stuff for various reasons and I found the two I did today - I didn't even remember them at all.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:32:06 AM
Going once
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:32:22 AM
Going twice
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 12:32:31 AM
Going to bed.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 01:34:40 AM
Happy Birthday Sandra. To celebrate you could give us all more tall tales and true from the wonderful world of academia!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 01:45:48 AM
Favourite Disney Songs:
"Someone's Waiting For You" - The Rescuers (Shelby Flint's delightful voice).
"Bella Notté" and "The Siamese Cat Song" from "Lady & The Tramp". I rather like Barbara Cook's version of "When You See An Elephant Fly" from "Dumbo" too.
There are so many but I shall leave them all to my fellow posters.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 02:38:15 AM
I've just been catching up on yesterday's posts. Special thanks to DR Jay for explaining about the two hours. DR Ron, I did indeed mention the first hour difference which happened a few weeks before the second. Well remembered.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 04:29:21 AM
Tom I also like: Someone's Waiting For You"

I'll add

Baby Mine (Dumbo)
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
Love Is a Song (Bambi)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 04:30:43 AM
Favourite Disney Songs:
"Someone's Waiting For You" - The Rescuers (Shelby Flint's delightful voice).
"Bella Notté" and "The Siamese Cat Song" from "Lady & The Tramp". I rather like Barbara Cook's version of "When You See An Elephant's Fly" from "Dumbo" too.
There are so many but I shall leave them all to my fellow posters.


When I See a Elephant's Fly??? I didn't know they wore pants!!!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 22, 2004, 04:32:00 AM
Good morning, all!  First a belated birthday greeting to Keith; I had to finish another Mickey-Judy song last night, have dinner with friends, I got caught up in LAW AND ORDER and never got back to HHW to leave the birthday wishes.   Wow 253 posts! Quite a frenzied evening; it was 219 when I went to bed (I just checked), but  even when I stopped checking around 7:00 EST, I knew it was going to be a high count.  So, since I was inept at wishing Keith birthday felicitations on time, which I should have done earlier in the day, I'll say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDAR!!!! now.

Dear Friend BK, don't get writer's cramp or tendonitis to accompany your neck problem from all the signs you're making for the book fair.  I hope it's a great success for you.  Take pictures.  You could have posted more after the reading.  Two were not enough.

TOD:  Disney songs

1.  The Second Star To the Right:  alltime fave
2.  Never Smile At a Crocodile
3.  The March of the Cards
4.  Under the Sea
5.  I've Got No Strings
6.  One Song
7.  When You Wish Upon a Star
8.  Heigh-Ho
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 22, 2004, 04:33:42 AM
Happy Birthday, Sandra!!!!  Is there anything more embarassing than getting a name wrong?  Call me Omarosa.  Only she wouldn't be embarassed.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 04:40:32 AM
Shame Michael Shayne! Altering other people's posts to get yourself a funny quote.! OK It worked. I am smiling. And No DRs. I did not alter my post as you can see by the lack of edit!
Good to know someone else likes the Shelby Flint song too Michael.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2004, 05:07:35 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEDISH CHEF SANDRA!

BK, LOVE the songs in the Notes this morning, especially Audition.

TCB as I remember, Legacy is part of Donald's radio show this week. It's about musicals that were first plays. On the 20th Century was a play, 20th Century, first. If you haven't already, listen to the show. It's a lot of fun and you get to hear John Cullum do Legacy.

Dumbo, Pinocchio and Beauty and  the Beast are my favorite Disney animated films so any song from any of those would rank as a favorite. I think Baby Mine (already mentioned by DR Michael) is one of my all time favorites. It can bring the tears.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 22, 2004, 05:40:06 AM
Ah, BK and DR SWW, you're both excellant spoof-ists after my own heart!  

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIBES FOR SANDRA![/move]

Favorite Disney Tunes:
"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
"When You Wish Upon a Star"
"I Wan'na Be Like You"
"Bella Notte"
"Little April Shower"
"Baby Mine"
"Cruella de Vil"

And if I can mention one song from a non-animated film:  "Monkey's Uncle"
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 22, 2004, 06:34:55 AM
BK - From what I have read about the new show with Frank Langella you can sell him your sign about toenail clippings.

Favorite Disney Songs - animated films: "The Siamese Cat Song" ; live/animated mixed films: "Zippety Doo Dah"; live action films: "Let's Get Together Yah Yah Yah"; television: "The Ballad of Davy Crocket"; Eisner Era: "The Circle of Life"

Can someone explain why usually there are 30 messages per page at this here site, but occasionally only 29?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 22, 2004, 06:50:59 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]* * * PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT * * *[/move]

I don't want to be an alarmist (well, actually, I do--but that's a story for another day), but there have been warnings all week about possible disruptions in internet traffic beginning today due to TCP-related reset attacks by hackers.  That's right, TCP, the evil twin brother of our own TCB, has evidently hatched a dastardly plot to bring the internet to its knees.  So if you should have problems accessing your favorite web site during the next few days (and there really should be only one favorite web site), you'll know on whom to place the blame.

DR WEL, there are always 30 posts per page, but the first one posted by BK is #0.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2004, 07:10:44 AM
Okay here are my thoughts on last night's Ameican Idol.

What was America thinking?  I was not happy to see Jennifer Hudson go.  And I was shocked to see LaToya, Fantasia, and Jennifer as the bottom three.

But it was great tv, how they did it.  Having poor George sit there alone.  Then have him go stand with the highest group.  And then he went to the diva group.  And Ryan Seacrest said he was with the wrong group.

You know when I saw the groupings I had a bad feeling that the divas would be the lowest group.

I don't think it's racist at all.  I just think that the 3 divas probably have the same people voting for them.  And definitely people thought those girls were safe.

Interesting how Ryan said that Jennifer had the highest votes one week (must have been one of the last 3 weeks).

Totally crazy.  I think I can understand why the producer was so upset.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: MBarnum on April 22, 2004, 07:12:55 AM
Little April Showers from BAMBI

The Siamese Cat Song from LADY AND THE TRAMP

Happy, happy B'day DR Sandra!!!!

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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 08:07:43 AM
Happy Birthday DR Sandra!

Favorite Disney songs:

"With a Smile and a Song"
"In a World of My Own"
"Second Star to the Right"
"Under the Sea"
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Can You Feel the Love Tonght"
"Out There"

And so many more it's embarrassing to list them all.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 08:12:58 AM
I think it's perfectly stupid to cry racism because the three divas were in the bottom three. They have also been among the top vote getters, too, so it was obviously a coincidence that they just happened not to get the vote totals of the others. Ryan mentioned the vote was close, but I'm not sure if he meant simply between Fantasia and Jennifer or if he meant among all the contestants.

And may I say I told you so about LaToya. She does have a silky voice, but she has made some of the dullest and most unappealing song choices to show off that voice. This was her second visit to the bottom three, and it's not because of her voice but because her song choices just haven't been that interesting.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 08:25:47 AM
Good morning.  First Mr. Gas Man knocked on my door at seven twenty-two so I could let him in the back to read the meter.  Then the singing bird decided to do its cabaret act this morning, and sang the entire score to both Wild Party musicals, and if you think you can sleep through that, think again.  

Last night I dreamed I was at Manderley.

In my dream (which I probably dreamed because of all the dream posts) Blake Edwards called me and said we'd be meeting at the Bo-Kay Theater to see a really good double bill of two older movies.  I did some research and found out the Bo-Kay Theater was in Watts and I called Blake and told him.  Then I was suddenly at Blake's house chatting with him and Julie.  I told Julie I'd just seen her new movie.  She said she hadn't made a new movie.  Then it turned out that the double bill wasn't at the Bo-Kay it was at some theater in downtown LA, next to a Metrorail stop.  I suddenly was down there checking it out, but it still looked dangerous.  I peeked in and they were showing that Richard Thomas James Dean movie from the seventies.  

That is what I remember.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 08:26:10 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR SANDRA!!  


                   
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 08:27:32 AM
I like Part of Your World, Beauty and the Beast, Second Star to the Right, He's a Tramp, Heigh-Ho, Out There and quite a few others.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 08:30:11 AM

Kerry you got Keith’s attention with Bennie. 8)

MBarnum I like those smiley faces.

Hi divarobbie.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 08:33:29 AM
Bruce was the gas man new?  Is he working strange hours?  Maybe he was the one creeping around Panni’s house last night.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2004, 08:36:39 AM
Happy Birthday to DR Sandra!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 08:46:04 AM
Same old Gas Man.  Early bird.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jay on April 22, 2004, 08:46:42 AM
Hoppy boortday tew da Svedish Shef!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 08:52:09 AM
Apparently the Swedish Chef is sleeping in for her birthday.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 08:57:41 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Sandra Sandra bo Bandra Bonana fanna fo Fandra Fee fy mo Mandra Sandra![/move][/size]

Come on everybody!
I say now let's play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name
The first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn't there
But a B or an F or an M will appear
And then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and a
fo
And then I say the name again with an F very plain
and a fee fy and a mo
And then I say the name again with an M this time
and there isn't any name that I can't rhyme

Arnold!
Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold
Fee fy mo Marnold Arnold!

But if the first two letters are ever the same,
I drop them both and say the name like
Bob, Bob drop the B's Bo ob
For Fred, Fred drop the F's Fo red
For Mary, Mary drop the M's Mo ary
That's the only rule that is contrary.

Okay? Now say Bo: Bo
Now Tony with a B: Bony
Then Bonana fanna fo: bonana fanna fo
Then you say the name again with an F very plain: Fony
Then a fee fy and a mo: fee fy mo
Then you say the name again with an M this time: Mony
And there isn't any name that you can't rhyme

Every body do Tony!
Pretty good, let's do Billy!
Very good, let's do Marsha!
A little trick with Nick!
The name game

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDRA![/move]
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And a belated happy birthday to Keith!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Keith Keith bo Beith Bonana fanna fo Feith Fee fy mo Meith Keith![/move][/b]

I'm feelin' crazy now.  Sombody stop me!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 09:05:36 AM
I'll do a "sort of" fill-in for der Brucer here and draw your attention to something that's simply TOO GOOD not to read:

http://www.calgarysun.com/perl-bin/niveau2.cgi?s=generic28&p=83721.html&a=1 (http://www.calgarysun.com/perl-bin/niveau2.cgi?s=generic28&p=83721.html&a=1)

(Does anyone know why I'm not getting the entire URL as a hyperlink?????)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 22, 2004, 09:33:32 AM
I'll do a "sort of" fill-in for der Brucer here and draw your attention to something that's simply TOO GOOD not to read:

http://www.calgarysun.com/perl-bin/niveau2.cgi?s=generic28&p=83721.html&a=1

(Does anyone know why I'm not getting the entire URL as a hyperlink?????)

DR RLP, are you using the
Code: [Select]
[url][/url] tags to present your link?

I usually do something along the lines of

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.haineshisway.com] Some Text Here [/url]
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Panni on April 22, 2004, 09:43:42 AM
Bruce was the gas man new?  Is he working strange hours?  Maybe he was the one creeping around Panni’s house last night.

I live in a guest house with lots of exotic plants, a pool, etc. back here. Right outside my door is a big potted plant. I've placed in the planter the various tennis balls and baseballs that Wussburger (aka Abie) has gathered at the park over the last few months. When I came out this morning, the balls were all over the yard. The plot thickens!  :o

AUDITION is brilliant, bk! ( I love that word. Makes me feel quite British. Pass the crumpets, my good man.)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2004, 09:49:32 AM
Hey, if your link doesn't go through, when you modify it, highlight it and click on the hyperlink icon (the 3rd one on the bottom).  It will shorten it and it should work.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 22, 2004, 09:58:05 AM
Fans of Big Band music of the 40s will want to take note that Harry Babbitt, the lead singer with Kay Kyser's band has just passed away.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 10:00:04 AM
It's ten o'clock - do you know where your hainsies/kimlets are?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 10:01:45 AM
Thanks to Dan (The Man) and Jennifer for the lesson in how to properly do hyperlinks!

I've corrected the one above.  Hope everyone into "American Idol" will read it and enjoy!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Matthew on April 22, 2004, 10:09:51 AM
bk - loved your audition parody... speaking of parody's, I posted the following question - with the importance of educating our youth - yesterday and I believe it got lost in the photo issue.

I've been talking to my classes (3-8 grades) about song parody's (after we just got down talking about song "covers") and one third grader asked if someone - like Weird Al or someone like that - did a parody of a song, does that person need to purchase the rights to the song that he/she is doing the parody of.  You're the only person I could think of to ask this question.

Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 10:19:41 AM
Good morning.  First Mr. Gas Man knocked on my door at seven twenty-two so I could let him in the back to read the meter.  Then the singing bird decided to do its cabaret act this morning, and sang the entire score to both Wild Party musicals, and if you think you can sleep through that, think again.  

Last night I dreamed I was at Manderley.

In my dream (which I probably dreamed because of all the dream posts) Blake Edwards called me and said we'd be meeting at the Bo-Kay Theater to see a really good double bill of two older movies.  I did some research and found out the Bo-Kay Theater was in Watts and I called Blake and told him.  Then I was suddenly at Blake's house chatting with him and Julie.  I told Julie I'd just seen her new movie.  She said she hadn't made a new movie.  Then it turned out that the double bill wasn't at the Bo-Kay it was at some theater in downtown LA, next to a Metrorail stop.  I suddenly was down there checking it out, but it still looked dangerous.  I peeked in and they were showing that Richard Thomas James Dean movie from the seventies.  

That is what I remember.


You mean "9/30/55"???  Oh my God, that is a nightmare!



Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 10:31:21 AM
Matth, have to agree with you about LaToya.  Fine voice...but I somehow just feel I seen it so many times before.

Jennifer, who I've always thought has given strong, solid performances and gotten especially strong in her last few outings has never seemed a crowd favourite.  It was not her first trip to the bottom three. She'd been there before when people like Camille and others remained unscathed.

Still it was embarrassing when you've got three women who are pretty much heads and shoulders above the "B" group and all three were the lowest vote getters.  Poor George looked devastated when he found he had picked the wrong group and I thought Fantasia show a lot of class in her send-off to Jennifer.

Favourite Disney tune from my favourite Disney movie:  "When I See An Elephant Fly" from Dumbo.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 10:40:48 AM
Favorite Disney Songs:

Beauty and the Beast
Some Day My Prince Will Come (uh-uh, don't go there, RLP)
Feed The Birds (semi-animated)
Merlin Jones (non-animated)


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HAPPY B-DAY, SANDRA!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 11:02:44 AM
RLP:  Anymore, when I hear "The Name Game", I can't help but hear Robert DeNiro trying to sing it with his speech impediment in Flawless with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the piano coaching him.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 11:08:11 AM
Has anyone mentioned the Pimp's Song from Snow White.  You know the one:

Yo, ho!  Yo, ho!
It's off to work you go!
...

Actual favorites:

"Kiss the Girl"
"A Part of Your Word"
"Pink Elephants on Parade"  (Barbara Cook does is wonderfully on her Disney album.)
"Feed the Birds", one of the most beutiful songs ever written, and you can tell the Sherman Bros. I said so.

And speaking of Julie Andrews, perhaps she and Blake are invading BK's dreams because a little bird (that she fed, of course) told her he's been talking to Tony Walton of late.  Maybe?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 11:13:06 AM
And speaking of Julie Andrews.

Two too-good-to-be-true stories she has told in interviews:

1.  In an early audition she had learned "Indian Love Call" from the sheet music and innocently sang it,  "When I'm calling you, double-O, double-O..."

2.  She and the hubbie were in the Alps, walking all alone on a trail, and Julie, feeling the joy of the moment began singing "The hills are alive..."  only to round a corner and come upon a group of English tourist standing by a bus with their mouths agape.  It evidently wasn't include in the broshure.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 11:20:25 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSANDRA![/move]

[move=RIGHT,scroll,6,transparent,100%]DANCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCE, SSSSSSSSSSSSSANDRA!![/move]
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 11:25:23 AM
I live in a guest house with lots of exotic plants, a pool, etc. back here. Right outside my door is a big potted plant. I've placed in the planter the various tennis balls and baseballs that Wussburger (aka Abie) has gathered at the park over the last few months. When I came out this morning, the balls were all over the yard. The plot thickens!  :o

A few years ago we had a coyote come in our yard and play with Echo’s frisbie.  Echo was in the house going nuts, and Keith was in the yard playing with the coyote.  
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 11:34:16 AM
Lucky tourist!

I couldn’t find the news story on Harry Babbitt.  Do you have a link to it?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 11:52:48 AM
Lucky tourist!

I couldn’t find the news story on Harry Babbitt.  Do you have a link to it?



Wasn't he married to Lorena Babbitt???
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Sandra on April 22, 2004, 12:13:06 PM
Hi everybody! It was really nice to see all the birthday wishes and/or vibes after an hour and 15 minutes of listening to my English teacher talk about existentialism. She's the one who wears the turquoise cowboy boots. No boots today, but she wore these three-inch long watermelon earrings.

Hey, I heard a really funny joke today:

How many existentialists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two. One to screw it in, and one to observe how the lightbulb itself symbolizes a single incandescent beacon of subjective reality in a netherworld of endless absurdity reaching out toward a maudlin cosmos of nothingness.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 22, 2004, 12:17:52 PM
Good morning, everyone.

This morning I went for a walk and got DR Sandra a birthday present.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 12:26:25 PM
So where is the picture?  Do we have to wait until you give DR Sandra her gift?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 12:31:29 PM
Happy day, Sandra!!!

And now, to accompany her existentialist joke...

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Eggplant.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Emily on April 22, 2004, 12:32:52 PM
Happy Birthday Sandra!

I love your existentialism joke :D :D :D

American Idol proves that "the people" are stupid and should not be trusted to make decisions EVER.  

Favourite Disney Songs (some of these probably aren't Disney but are from other cartoon-making companies):

1) Out There
2) The Bells of Notre Dame
3) Belle/Gaston/Beauty and the Beast
4) Journey to the Past
5) Under the Sea
6) The Circke of Life

Does it show as much as I think it does that I am a member of the Eisner generation?  Sigh... so many classics to watch for the first time so little time...

 
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Emily on April 22, 2004, 12:35:00 PM
Third Page Dance:

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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2004, 12:44:40 PM
DR Emily: I don't think i've ever seen anyone refer to the Page Three dance as "Third Page Dance".   :)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 12:46:22 PM
You mean "9/30/55"???  Oh my God, that is a nightmare!





I remember seeing it on TV as 24 Hours of the Rebel. Awful! Richard Thomas gave up the Waltons for that dreck.

And see I didn't alter the quote to get a joke!
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Post by: Robin on April 22, 2004, 12:46:43 PM
Some of my Disney favorites:

"I've Got No Strings" from Pinocchio
"Second Star to the Right" from Peter Pan
"The Bare Necessities" from The Jungle Book
"Zip-a-Dee-doo-dah" from Song of the South
"Belle" from Beauty and the Beast
"I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan

Funny, I have the sudden desire to play a Michelle Nicastro CD...

Anyway, HAPPY NATAL ANNIVERSARY DAY to Sandra.

COPIES OF THIS POST ON NEAT-O PARCHMENT PAPER: $1.73/ea.
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Post by: Matthew on April 22, 2004, 12:47:44 PM
Does anyone know where DR RonPulliam (sp?) dissapeared to?  He and I were like the only SF bay area people here!!!
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Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 12:49:31 PM
Matthew, he's now here as RLP.
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Post by: Robin on April 22, 2004, 12:49:36 PM
I remember seeing it on TV as 24 Hours of the Rebel. Awful! Richard Thomas gave up the Waltons for that dreck.

I'm a huge James Dean fan, and I saw the movie in the theater...big mistake.  And then, some guy I was dating gave me a copy of the movie on laserdisc.  I still have the disc, still in its' shrinkwrap, too.  Maybe I'll attempt to sell it on eBay...
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Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 12:50:13 PM
Good morning.  First Mr. Gas Man knocked on my door at seven twenty-two so I could let him in the back to read the meter.  Then the singing bird decided to do its cabaret act this morning, and sang the entire score to both Wild Party musicals, and if you think you can sleep through that, think again.  

Last night I dreamed I was at Manderley.

In my dream (which I probably dreamed because of all the dream posts) Blake Edwards called me and said we'd be meeting at the Bo-Kay Theater to see a really good double bill of two older movies.  I did some research and found out the Bo-Kay Theater was in Watts and I called Blake and told him.  Then I was suddenly at Blake's house chatting with him and Julie.  I told Julie I'd just seen her new movie.  She said she hadn't made a new movie.  Then it turned out that the double bill wasn't at the Bo-Kay it was at some theater in downtown LA, next to a Metrorail stop.  I suddenly was down there checking it out, but it still looked dangerous.  I peeked in and they were showing that Richard Thomas James Dean movie from the seventies.  

That is what I remember.

Julie has two movies coming out. Shrek 2 and Princess Diaries 2. How soon they forget.

Blake has a new musical playing out in LA or nearby.
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Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 12:52:20 PM
Does anyone know where DR RonPulliam (sp?) dissapeared to?  He and I were like the only SF bay area people here!!!


RLP?  Do you have any idea where Ron went???
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Post by: Matthew on April 22, 2004, 12:55:27 PM
Jed - thanks for filling me in.  :D
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Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 12:56:05 PM
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one, but the light bulb has to want to change.

Is that the oldest one there is or what?
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Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 12:56:11 PM
Happy day, Sandra!!!

And now, to accompany her existentialist joke...

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Eggplant.



Thanks a lot, Jed, I just snorted out loud and embarrassed the heck out of myself.



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Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 01:00:39 PM
Happy to help, TCB.
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Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 01:06:30 PM
We need a hainsies/kimlets light bulb joke.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 22, 2004, 01:15:24 PM
WFO - I've heard the "Indian Love Call" story before, but never in reference to Julie.

Jane - Actually I saw it in a newspaper obit section, not on line.  I'm sure if you do a search you could find it.

Matt - I hope you realize that BK's audition song was more than just an "audition parody".  The characters and situations mentioned are all from A CHORUS LINE, my all-time favorite musical.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 01:16:50 PM
So how stupid and shallow have we gotten?  Here's the latest inanity in political correctness gone amuck.  ENO, the English National Opera, has now banned any new employees from calling each other "darling".  If you're old employees and you call each other darling, you can still go on doing so...but from now that old hitherto now inoffense English term of endearment  "darling" is considered sexually harrassing rhetoric.   This sort of policy doesn't potect "victims" in only encourages a cult of "victimhood".

In my day, if someone insulted you, you either told them to get off your case or insulted them right back.  We had balls and didn't let ourselves become victims over "words".  "Stick and stones" and all that.  "Words will never hurt me."  I'm tired of people trying to legislate good manners and common sense.  If people breach this sort of etiquette, let the culture and society punish them through the usual ostracization and marginalization, not the law.  People should be allowed to be rude, stupid, even improper or inappropriate if they want, without a horde of lawsuits and laws descending on them.  If someone's an asshole, just treat them like an asshole and don't get your knickers in a twist.  I think everyone knows the difference between real harrassment and just stupidity and rudeness.

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Post by: William F. Orr on April 22, 2004, 01:22:25 PM
I absolutely agree with you, darling.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 01:25:03 PM
Q: How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb?

A: You mean you don't like the light bulb?  What's wrong with it?
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Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 01:26:49 PM
Not fair! I wanted to list "Feed the Birds" but I limited myself to animated movies only. But, the movie does contain animation, and even the "Feed the Birds" sequence features animated birds.
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Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 01:28:47 PM
Well said, Pogue.
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Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 01:41:41 PM
Not fair! I wanted to list "Feed the Birds" but I limited myself to animated movies only. But, the movie does contain animation, and even the "Feed the Birds" sequence features animated birds.

Now, MattH, I listed Feed the Birds, but I labeled it as semi-animated.  You should know by now that if you follow all of the rules for the Topic of the Day, you will get left in the dust.


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Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 01:46:58 PM
Charles Pogue, I can’t resist. :D  You have obviously never been harassed by some leering guy calling you, in a very sleezy manner, honey or any other variety of sugary names. :P

Now said, I agree, "how stupid and shallow" ;D
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Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 01:49:04 PM
Charles Pogue, I can’t resist. :D  You have obviously never been harassed by some leering guy calling you, in a very sleezy manner, honey or any other variety of sugary names. :P




No, but I sure would like to be!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 01:49:56 PM
TCB:  When you snort out loud, do you ever blow a snot bubble?

:D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 01:51:00 PM
Matthew:  Thanks for asking about me.  I left for a while, and came back under my initials.  Started over completely!

Ron
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Post by: Jed on April 22, 2004, 01:52:02 PM
We need a hainsies/kimlets light bulb joke.

How many Hainsies/Kimlets does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
No matter how many there are, BK will want MORE!!! :D
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 22, 2004, 01:54:53 PM
I guess revivals of "Darling of the Day" and "Milk and Honey" won't go over too well in the UK now, huh!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 02:14:32 PM
The originals didn't go over that well! MILK AND HONEY did manage a year's run even if it did close at a loss.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 02:16:59 PM
I was at Best Buy earlier today buying some DVDs for a friend's birthday, and I noticed in the bargain bin a twin pack of Laurel and Hardy-UTOPIA and FLYING DEUCES. I've never seen either of these late career L/H movies. Can someone who has offer up some opinions? Thanks.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 22, 2004, 02:24:23 PM
I was at Best Buy earlier today buying some DVDs for a friend's birthday, and I noticed in the bargain bin a twin pack of Laurel and Hardy-UTOPIA and FLYING DEUCES. I've never seen either of these late career L/H movies. Can someone who has offer up some opinions? Thanks.

Seems to me that FLYING DUECES isn't too bad, but UTOPIA is horrendous. Of course it has been many, many years since I have seen either one.
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Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 02:26:30 PM
I was at Best Buy earlier today buying some DVDs for a friend's birthday, and I noticed in the bargain bin a twin pack of Laurel and Hardy-UTOPIA and FLYING DEUCES. I've never seen either of these late career L/H movies. Can someone who has offer up some opinions? Thanks.

Flying Dueces is a pretty entertaining film. I recomend it over Utopia. Utopia is a mess. Laurel was very ill at the time and later wished he never completed it. It was financed through a French corporation. Not very funny and a sad last film for the team. It was also known as Atoll K, Escapade, Robinson Crusoeland. I believe they were the only English speaking actors in the film
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Post by: Michael on April 22, 2004, 02:27:31 PM
The two Michaels weighed in with the same opinions
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 22, 2004, 02:34:46 PM
For Jane:
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Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 02:43:08 PM
Thanks, DRs Michael and Michael. I did some research between my original post and this one which pretty much validated what you both had to say.

I think they're funny, but for some reason I've never warmed to them over the long haul. I can watch five Marx Bros. movies in a row and want more. One L/H, and I'm done with them for a long time.
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Post by: Robin on April 22, 2004, 03:13:44 PM
Utopia is truly wretched.  Avoid it, especially if you're a Laurel and Hardy fan.  It's an embarrassment.

Flying Deuces isn't half-bad.  But still, it's a public domain title, so there's lots of half-assed prints of it out on deeveedee.  
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 03:19:57 PM
Jane, you'd be surprised by whom I have been harrassed...I just didn't let myself be harassed for long.

Words only have power if one gives them power.  Always consider the source.
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Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 03:54:25 PM
Dear Reader Laura-LOL

Charles Pogue, not really.  I was thinking just such a possibility, after I posted.  You are right words don’t have to have power and preventing the use of the word “honey” doesn’t prevent harassment.   It’s looks and actions that are the true harassment, and boy can those looks be scary when you a small and weak, unlike yourself who is big and strong.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 22, 2004, 03:56:57 PM
I absolutely agree with you, darling.

Marian Seldes and I call everyone "darling"; it's easier than remembering names!
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Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 04:09:31 PM
Jed: Excellent.

I hate crap like the ENO story.  I LIKE words like darling and honey and why shouldn't I be able to use them in an affectionate way.  And why do they stop with darling?  Why don't they outlaw "luv" while their at it, and "sweetheart" and "snookums" and "doll".

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Post by: George on April 22, 2004, 04:12:20 PM
They probably won't be satisfied until they remove the line "Sweety-Honey-Baby-Pussy Cat" from a Little Shop of Horrors!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 04:15:21 PM
The world has gone mad.  But we shall laugh and laugh and just when they think we are through, we shall laugh some more.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: George on April 22, 2004, 04:46:58 PM
You wanna laugh?  How's this:

If Ella Fitzgerald married Darth Vader, she'd be Ella Vader! ;D
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: George on April 22, 2004, 04:49:45 PM
If Liv Ullman married Judge Lance Ito, then divorced him and married Jerry Mathers, she'd be Liv Ito Beaver.
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Post by: George on April 22, 2004, 04:51:14 PM
If Joan Crawford married Norman Fell, divorced him, had a civil commitment ceremony with Lesley Ann Downe, broke up with her and married Fred Astaire, she'd be Joan Crawford Fell Downe Astaire.
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Post by: George on April 22, 2004, 04:52:38 PM
If Lee Remick had married Lee Marvin...they'd both have been Lee Marvin.

And finally (because I'm now going to go home):

If Ivana Trump married, in succession, Orson Bean (actor), King Oscar (of Norway), Louis B. Mayer (of MGM), and Norbert Wiener (mathematician), she would then be Ivana Bean Oscar Mayer Wiener.
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Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 04:57:01 PM
HAPPY NATAL DAY, DEAR READER SANDRA!

Favorite Disney animated songs:
"Beauty isn't Easy" - OLIVER & CO.
"God Help the Outcasts" - HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
"Someday" - HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
"Just Around the Riverbend" - POCAHONTAS
"Colors of the Wind" - POCAHONTAS
"He's a Tramp" - LADY AND THE TRAMP
"Baby Mine" - Dumbo
""The Age of Not Believing" - (slight cheat) BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
"Stay Awake" - (slight cheat) MARY POPPINS
"Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" - PINOCCHIO
"Someone is Waiting" - THE RESCUERS
"Candle on the Water" - (slight cheat) PETE'S DRAGON
"You've Got a Friend in Me" - (slight cheat, Pixar) TOY STORY
"When Somebody Loved Me" - (slight cheat, Pixar) TOY STORY 2
"The Bare Necessities" - THE JUNGLE BOOK

I tried not to mention previously mentioned ones, I know there are some repeats, but. . .that's the price you pay when you post late in the day.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 05:28:05 PM
Thnaks for the reminder td. "When Somebody Loved Me" - the Randy Newman song that should have won an Oscar.
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Post by: Robin on April 22, 2004, 05:44:35 PM
I loved Robert Goulet's version of "You've Got a Friend in Me" on the Toy Story 2 CD.  

There's a fellow on HGTV who looks exactly like Robert Goulet.  It's spooky.  
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 22, 2004, 05:56:29 PM
DR Sandra, enjoying her birthday cheesecake.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Robin on April 22, 2004, 05:57:10 PM
If Bea Arthur married Christopher Reeve, she be Bea Reeve.  
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Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 06:00:09 PM
Choosing a favorite song is beyond my decision making abilities today but I’m enjoying reading everyone else's choices.  :)
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Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 06:02:38 PM
Thnaks for the reminder td. "When Somebody Loved Me" - the Randy Newman song that should have won an Oscar.

Anything for my dear friend Down Under.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 06:32:07 PM
Those guys from ENO are going to have a helluva time if they ever get to Bal'mer (a.k.a. Baltimore), where every waitress calls you "Hon."
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 06:33:12 PM
What's long and green and a great dancer?

Fred Asparagus.

What's green and leafy and plays rock and roll?

Elvis Parsley.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 06:41:22 PM
TOD, previously mentioned:

Pinocchio - Hi Diddle De De.
Dumbo - When I See an Elephant Fly
Cinderella - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Alice in Wonderland - In a World of My Own
Lady and the Tramp - He's a Tramp
Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
Little Mermaid - Kiss the Girl
Beauty and the Beast - Gaston
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Out There
Lion King - Circle of Life

And, what hasn't been mentioned yet:

Melody Time and later included on the DTV American Legends - The Lord is Good To Me.  (Part of the Johnny Appleseed sequence.)
Peter Pan - Following the Leader
Aladdin - A Whole New World
and, cut from the same, How Quick They Forget.
Tarzan - You'll Be In My Heart.
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Post by: Danise on April 22, 2004, 06:46:59 PM
Dad Gum it, I had a long post and lost it somehow.  Don't ya just hate it when that happens?   :'(

Happy Birthday, DR Sandra!

I loved all the marriage jokes!

Many thanks cheering words about practice, Dan (the Man), TCB and Jane.  I paid dearly for wearing those darn things yesterday.  I'm almost lame today.  I do think I will stick to the flats.  Better that then flat on my face or my you-know-what!   :D

Humm, Dan—so you dance in heels do you?  Well, I might have a GREAT deal for you on 3 pairs of brand new shoes.  Black, Gold and Silver.  The black worn only once.  Interested?    ;)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 06:51:30 PM
Jane, I in no way want to minimize the fact that there is legitimate harrassment, both sexual and otherwise, out there, but we really have to use common sense when it comes to just bad, stupid, rude behaviour and true harrassment that is actually jeopardizing someone's physical or psychological well-being.  I think lot of groups now foster a cult of victimhood.  We've become a nation of cry-babies and finger-pointers.

If you're lynched or beat up, you're a victim.  If you're whistled and cat-called at by a construction worker has your psyche really been damaged?  If you're just called an epithet by some Neanderthal cretin, have you really been harmed?  Doesn't he have the right to be a stupid yob and call you a name if he wants?   Shouldn't we just ostracize him and condemn him in a societal fashion as opposed to calling in the law.  

Now if he's in your office and he's coming up every day and whispering vulgar suggestions in your ear like Edward G. Robinson to Lauren Bacall in KEY LARGO or he's threatening to fire you, if you don't have sex with him, or pinching your behind or breast, that's entirely another thing.

I personally don't believe in hate speech or hate crimes. As I said, I think words only have the power one choses to give them.  And every crime is a hate crime...I don't care if someone killed you because you were gay, black, they wanted your money, you were screwing their wife, or your dog barked at night.  It's murder, plain and simple.   We have a law for it.   We have a punishment for it.  Who cares what the motive was?

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Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2004, 06:54:25 PM
Great pic with the chef's hat.  Does that thing ever come off? :)
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Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 07:00:02 PM
Charles, darling, I totally agree.  Jane, honey, I hope I never harassed you.  Of course, you may have harassed me, but I don't remember.  I do adore all you DEAR DEAR people out there in the dark.  You're all my sweethearts.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 07:03:10 PM
This is the sort of news I like to hear.

From Playbill Online (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85723.html)

Excerpt: Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' new musical, The Light in the Piazza, will make its Broadway debut at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in 2005.

The musical, based on Elizabeth Spencer's novella, will arrive at the Beaumont in spring 2005, although no official dates have been announced. The musical has played critically acclaimed runs at both Seattle's Intiman Theatre and, more recently, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.


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Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 07:03:52 PM
Happy Birthday DRSandra!  ;D

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Whew!  You come late and all your songs are taken BUT:

Kiss The Girl & Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid
I've Got No Strings - Pinnochio

There are others but those are my FAVORITES!!!!

If Tuesday Weld married the son of Fredric March she would be Tuesday March the Second.

How many H/K does it take to change a light bulb?
(http://www.gifs.net/animate/alanim.gif)
Brent Barrett.



I loved the AUDITION song MR BK!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 07:05:04 PM
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 22, 2004, 07:07:52 PM
BK, sweetie, ducks, darling, cuddles, thanks ever so and always remember:  "DansssessssSalome!"
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 07:08:45 PM
Well, since I call everybody darlin' at work, well, unless they're taller than me. . . . ;)
Seriously, though.  I call my customers "sir," "ma'am," or whatever they tell me to call them. And very many of them do not take offense if I call them "darlin',"" "cutie," "young man," "young lady," "honey" or whatever form of affectionate greeting may cross my lips.
Now, I also have many customers, whom I am not on a first name basis with, who will come in, give me a great big hug, firm handshake or a great big smooch!  Should I treat them as if they are sexually harassing me?  Do they think that if they buss me, they'll get better service?  I THINK NOT!  (and the smooches have come from both male and female customers; though i hasten to add that tactile as I may be, sometimes it gives me an unexpected jolt to be bear-hugged by many of the male clientele).
Darlin's of HHW, I love you all!  And that's the truth, my sweets!
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 22, 2004, 07:14:36 PM
JRand---

I got the package.  I'm getting "Send Message" in Cinemascope so I'll reply tomorrow.
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Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 07:21:57 PM
.
Now, I also have many customers, whom I am not on a first name basis with, who will come in, give me a great big hug, firm handshake or a great big smooch!  Should I treat them as if they are sexually harassing me?  Do they think that if they buss me, they'll get better service?  I THINK NOT!  (and the smooches have come from both male and female customers; though i hasten to add that tactile as I may be, sometimes it gives me an unexpected jolt to be bear-hugged by many of the male clientele).
Darlin's of HHW, I love you all!  And that's the truth, my sweets!


Honey?

You mean if I buss you I won't get better serviced???


XXXOOOO
TCB
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 22, 2004, 07:25:54 PM
Happy Birthday DR ("Don't Fence Me In") Sandra.


And among my Disney favorites are three from Bedknobs and Broomsticks:

"Age of Not Believing"
"Portobello Road"
"Eglantine"
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 07:26:15 PM
I personally don't believe in hate speech or hate crimes. As I said, I think words only have the power one choses to give them.  And every crime is a hate crime...I don't care if someone killed you because you were gay, black, they wanted your money, you were screwing their wife, or your dog barked at night.  It's murder, plain and simple.   We have a law for it.   We have a punishment for it.  Who cares what the motive was?
Up until this point, Charles, I was in agreement with you.  However, when it comes to hate speech and hate crime, there is a difference.  The motive of hate crime is to intimidate, and not just the direct victim of the crime but all those who are part of the class the victim is (or too often was) a member.  The individual identity of the victim in a hate crime is unimportant, but the class membership is vital in these cases.

Again, this relates back to my reasons for using words other than hate to describe dislike.  There are so many other words that fit what I want to say in a better fashion.  Similarly, to say that "every crime is a hate crime" is overly simplistic.  Theft, such as shoplifting, is not what I would call a hate crime.  Jaywalking can be considered a crime, but who or what is the object of hate in such a case?  Is smoking in a non-smoking area a hate crime?  Of course not.

Is getting mugged a hate crime?  Not necessarily, and not usually.  The mugger is out for financial gain, with no thought about his victim.  But I have been attacked, and left with a broken nose and shoulder, where the attackers made no demand for money.  They did call me a "g*ddamn mother****ing faggot."

There are people out there in the world who hate, and derive great pleasure from that hate.  And the sooner we get around to realizing that hate is a pleasurable emotion to those who feel it, the sooner we'll start dealing realistically with the problem.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jane on April 22, 2004, 07:28:27 PM
If you're whistled and cat-called at by a construction worker has your psyche really been damaged?  

Just the opposite.

Charles I never thought you were minimizing legit harassment and was just teasing a bit, hoping you would pick up on it.  This ruling is absurd and won’t stop true harassment was my point.   I completely agree with everything you said.

Bruce darling, by yesterday’s standards you never harassed me. :)

Sandra & DearReaderLaura, cute birthday pic.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 07:31:59 PM
Honey?

You mean if I buss you I won't get better serviced???


XXXOOOO
TCB


It might not be better service, but, boy, oh boy, it will be personalized service!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 07:33:26 PM
Great WEL!!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: SwishySarah on April 22, 2004, 07:37:14 PM
I've had customers touch my hair and tell me "Sweetie/honey/darling/lady/cutie/pumpkin/etc, can you blah blah blah" and so on, but what can you do? Unless they obviously mean it as something more than it is, then you can do nothing but smile and serve your customer to the best of your abilities.

Happy birthday, Sandra! I adore that hat!

Hi and bye, everyone! Happy Days to all.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Matt H. on April 22, 2004, 07:40:00 PM
I finally got STAR! today and watched the first act before putting in the laserdisc and doing a detailed comparison. I have much to say on the subject but feel I must see the entire film to be able to render a decent opinion, so I'll reserve my comments until tomorrow.

Also got SWEENEY and MADAM today and they'll be screened tomorrow as well. A day totally comprised of DVD watching! I think my butt will be sore, but my visual and auditory senses will be SO exhilarated!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Sandra on April 22, 2004, 07:42:13 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everybody. Now I'm off to fencing.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 07:42:15 PM
Welcome sixteen GUESTS!  Are any of you former employees of a company here to see what we're gabbing about?  We're not gabbing about YOU, darlings.  It's ever so much fun in here, so come on in and join the partay.  We won't bite, really we won't.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 07:44:44 PM
I betcha that SOME of those guests came from a different locale, a black, back alley.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2004, 07:48:50 PM
Looks like DR Robin will get first crack at seeing the Broadway-bound version of Charity w/Christina Applegate. At least according to Playbill On-Line.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85753.html
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2004, 07:49:31 PM
DR Sandra, your mother takes BEAUTIFUL pictures!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 08:00:59 PM
SWEET CHARITY
with Christina Applegate(!)


Never has the song Something Better Than This!
 seemed more appropriate.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 22, 2004, 08:29:18 PM

Humm, Dan—so you dance in heels do you?  Well, I might have a GREAT deal for you on 3 pairs of brand new shoes.  Black, Gold and Silver.  The black worn only once.  Interested?    ;)

Sure!  Are they size 12 1/2?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 08:49:08 PM
Oh, we're back to two posts an hour are we?  I guess yesterday tuckered everyone out.  

Well, I'm here, babycakes, and we'll stay all night and sing 'em all.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: td on April 22, 2004, 08:56:39 PM
Oooh! Oooh! Can I sit downstage center, on the rim of the stage for my solo?!?!?!?  Please, babycakes?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 09:12:24 PM

SUGGESTIVE SIGNS
F O R   S A L  E
$1.00 A HEAD
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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 09:22:29 PM



Can you believe those #$%@#%& Olsen twins
are only 18 years old, and
 they are already Billionaires???



Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 09:23:18 PM
Darlings, we really must have some denizens around these here parts.  
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 09:32:26 PM
We have more Guests present than Members!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 09:34:08 PM
Did someone mention my family name? Are my relatives there too?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 22, 2004, 09:35:07 PM
Can you believe those #$%@#%& Olsen twins
are only 18 years old, and
 they are already Billionaires???
Gee, it must be nice to have rich parents.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 09:41:45 PM
This boy from Oz is listening to the other one! Probably my last listen (it is my first). No matter how much I like Mr Jackman, I can not warm to the material. The OZ production of the show was little more than a cabaret act and does not seem to have improved. The use of the songs seems to be at odds with the biography. I have trouble accepting the songs in a story line.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 09:43:55 PM
MR BK I just finished watching King of Kings again.  I like that movie a lot.  Really good casting.  

A couple of things bother me (of course) Viveca Lindfors hair that includes a beehive and a shoulder length curl....and Betty Utey's choreography for salome's danssssssssssssssssss.  Now of course it could be that Briget Bazlan couldn't dance at all, and it is edited in a choppy way, but seems more Egyptian than Roman to me.

ANYWAY....MR BK did you see the movie at the Egyptian Theatre and did it look the way it does in the newsreels on the DVD?  That is a great use of neon.  Was that special for King of Kings or did the Egyptian always have it?

It was nice to see Carroll Baker and Jack Garfein at the New York premiere.  And Brigid is mentioned as the daughter of a columnist Madge somebody.  Interesting.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 09:44:59 PM
This boy is listening to the other one! Probably my last listen (it is my first). No matter how much I like Mr Jackman, I can not warm to the material. The OZ production of the show was little more than a cabaret act and does not seem to have improved. The use of the songs seems to be at odds with the biography. I have trouble accepting the songs in a story line.

Oh, I am sure you would enjoy the show if Mr. Spacey was playing the lead.

Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 09:46:24 PM
Page Six Dansssssssssssssss

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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: TCB on April 22, 2004, 09:51:31 PM

GOOD NIGHT, DAHLINGS!

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Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 09:55:39 PM
Yes, I saw King of Kings at the Egyptian - four times.  That's the way the theater looks.  In Kritzerland, when Benjamin and his friend Paul are shooting their 16mm movies in Hollywood, that's what was playing when the real movies were being shot.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 10:03:11 PM
Help, Hollywood HHW Scribes - does this bode well or ill:

Writer Scott B. Smith will pen the remake of ED CID for producer Arthur Sarkissian with Martin Campbell directing.

And does anyone know anything about this version of the movie?

Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 10:04:32 PM
Thanks MR BK - so somewhere on film IN COLOR is the Egyptian Theatre marquee!  

Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 22, 2004, 10:09:55 PM
http://movies.filmax.com/elcid/ (http://movies.filmax.com/elcid/)

OMG the poster is for an Spanish animated version.  I like the trailer!  Click to see the official website of

El Cid La Leyenda!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:05:13 PM
An hour without a post.  Skammen, do you hear me?  I see that I shall have to be mine own frenzy.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:05:41 PM
We have a very interesting quiz in the notes which will be posted in a mere fifty-five minutes.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:06:06 PM
I am my own frenzy.  
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:06:51 PM
We shall laugh and laugh.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 22, 2004, 11:08:11 PM
Tomorrow's topic - almost. I am listening to The Peter Sellers collection. What a brilliant talent - so many voices. I have not heard his recording of "Auntie Rotter" for over 40 years!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Laura II on April 22, 2004, 11:31:41 PM
Happy birthday, Sandra!

Happy belated birthday to Keith!

Jrand, I love the page dance and the cheerleader pics. :)

Disney songs:
"Something There"--B&tB
"Why Should I Worry?"--Oliver and Company
"Part of Your World" and its reprise--The Little Mermaid
"Someday My Prince Will Come"--Snow White...
"You'll Be in My Heart"--Tarzan
"Once Upon a Dream"--Sleeping Beauty (which I love!)
"You've Got a Friend in Me"--Toy Story

*brief story* I used to have the Ariel costume from the Disney Store, and I would reenact the "Part of Your World" reprise using our loveseat as the rock Ariel pushes herself up on. My fave lines on that song will always be "I don't know when. I don't know how, but I know something's starting right now. Watch and you'll see, someday I'll be part of your world!" Those lines that captured Ariel's resolve to achieve her goals and the cool rock thrust thing will forever be ingrained in my mind. The end!
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Panni on April 22, 2004, 11:42:41 PM
Hello, darlings. I've had a VERY long day. Haven't been near the computer since my last post. Just got home a little while ago from Westwood or West Hollywood - somewhere far. My place looks like a hurricane hit, but am too tired to clean up. Not sleepy, but very tired. There's a cat meowing outside the window. Too tired to pick Disney songs. All my faves have been named by others, anyway.
That's all the news from here. Have I mentioned there's a cat meowing outside the window, sweeties?
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: Kerry on April 22, 2004, 11:46:50 PM
Happy Birthday, Sandra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Floop for everyone.  Mr. Thring would eat floop.

Disney:

Baby Mine (Dumbo)
Little April Shower (Bambi)
You Can Fly (Peter Pan)
Golden Afternoon (Alice in Wonderland)
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:50:12 PM
New notes in a mere ten minutes.
Title: Re:SIGNS WITH PRICES
Post by: bk on April 22, 2004, 11:50:53 PM
For those reading at midnight, I think you'll find the quiz very interesting, and you must post about it without giving anything away.