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Title: THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:00:33 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've taken the quiz, you've been properly amazed, you've sung along with Mitch, and now it is time to post your most excellent postings.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 12:08:26 AM
I'll take the quiz tomorrow. And I'll talk about the various media tomorrow. I'll Cry Tomorrow. I just want the frist post today.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:14:06 AM
What a chicken liver.  What a Wussburger.  Can't take the test tonight, eh?  It only takes five minutes.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 12:17:48 AM
No, Wussburger is her dog.  

Who probably can't do math.

 :o
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Tomovoz on April 23, 2004, 12:19:15 AM
IF YOU HAVEN'T TAKEN THE QUIZ (which means you are reading the posts before the notes, which means bitch-slapping ahead) do NOT read the following post, as it contains spoilers - bk

In all my years of teaching no student ever used "Domincan Republic" as the country. Echidna is often chosen here as the mammal. (strictly speaking it is of course a monotreme - a species of mammal of which the ornithorhynchus is probably better known).
#9 is of course a Beatles reference.
I too shall be back in a few hours with my media check.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:21:21 AM
I don't believe anyone would use either of those.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Laura II on April 23, 2004, 12:30:09 AM
Ah, BK, that quiz is as old as the hills (not that there's anything wrong with that)! I've taken it multiple times over the years, and it never fails. Hmm, I think I know another one...If I can remember it later on today, I'll post it here.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:31:48 AM
I was at some kind of event and the person speaking did the quiz - first time I'd heard it and it bowled me over (no mean feat).  Hopefully it will be new to a few dear readers.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 12:32:38 AM
Ahh yes, a classic quiz.  Thanks for reminding me of that one, BK.

READING PAST HERE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE QUIZ
Tomovoz - I've only ever had one person choose D.R. (not Dear Reader) for their country
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 12:32:57 AM
CD Player:
Archive, an anthology of Jimmy Webb songs, performed by Jimmy Webb.  Eighth track, der Brucer was totally puzzled by this long guitar introduction.  Finally, Webb breaks into "Galveston," and der B. remarks "So THAT'S what he was heading towards!"  Meanwhile, I'd forgotten how good George Martin's arrangement of "The Highwayman" is (track 12).  And it was track 16 ("Feet in the Sunshine") that I was dancing to, which so puzzled Bonnie and Buster.

The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! OCR.  Sorta good.

DVD Player:
The Best of Broadway Musicals, culled from The Ed Sullivan Show.  Most of the numbers are done without sets, just "in one", but Carol Channing has a ball heading out into the audience in the middle of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," showing how small that theater really was.  Is.  Was.

Putting It Together, complete with Carol Burnett's blooper.  Which is a gas.

Original Cast Album: Company.  We've had this on laser, but they didn't have the commentary on that disc.  Of course, it works very well without the commentary...

And, just arrived for der Brucer:
Attack of the Puppet People.  Can enough ever be said?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 12:36:31 AM
Media check...

DVD: empty
VCR: Wednesday night's The West Wing still waiting to be watched
CD: listening to A Chorus Line while I type this
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:39:21 AM
Attack of the Puppet People.  Isn't Susan Gordon in that?  I believe Susan Gordon is in that, isn't she?  Isn't Susan Gordon in that?  I believe that is Susan Gordon's first appearance on film.  Subsequent to that, Susan Gordon appeared in other films.  I've seen Susan Gordon in all her films, but I think I've not seen all of Susan Gordon's TV work.  Yes, I believe Susan Gordon is in Attack of the Puppet People - I believe the film is directed by Susan Gordon's father, Bert I. Gordon.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:40:42 AM
Welcome five GUESTS.  Come plotz with us.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Laura II on April 23, 2004, 12:40:52 AM
Everything is empty but my computer cd player which contains

drumroll please!

Avenue Q!!

I saw it last week and just loved it (well, most of it)! My uncle had made me promise that I wouldn't listen to the cast recording prior to seeing it so I wouldn't spoil the show. I've had it since December, so the wait was long and hard, but the reward is great!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:41:53 AM
By the way (BTW, in Internet lingo), wasn't Susan Gordon in Attack of the Puppet People?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 12:46:20 AM
Earlier, der Brucer and I were over at Cafe Zeus again, for $3 martinis and $3 appetizers.  DR Jane would have liked the appetizers we had, all vegetarian with a very sizable cheese platter (garnished with fruit and super-slim breadsticks) and a Mediterranean platter (stuffed grape leaves, that sort of thing).  Quite yummers.

Well, we got to talking with Charles, the chef, and the subject of the "reality" series The Restaurant came up.  Charles admits the whole thing is total chaos and unrealistic (for one thing, he told us that anyone opening a restaurant should never expect to run at a profit before two and a half years have past, the investment is that deep), but on the other hand he recognized a lot of the sorts of people in the show.

So I asked if he'd yet seen the FoodTV series Into the Fire, which I find far superior to the Rocco riot.  He hadn't, so we told him a bit about it, particularly how it focuses on the business of running restaurants.  And then I told him that it runs on Friday nights at 9 pm.

And of course, when I got home, I discovered that this week it's being preempted by a special.

Don't you just hate loath when that happens?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:48:12 AM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 12:48:57 AM
I must to sleep.  Keep the home fries burning, you late-night denizens.  This is the place to be for insomniacs.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 12:52:02 AM
Attack of the Puppet People.  Isn't Susan Gordon in that?
Yep
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I believe Susan Gordon is in that, isn't she?  
Yep.
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Isn't Susan Gordon in that?
Yep.
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I believe that is Susan Gordon's first appearance on film.
Yep.
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Subsequent to that, Susan Gordon appeared in other films.
Yep.  
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I've seen Susan Gordon in all her films, but I think I've not seen all of Susan Gordon's TV work.  Yes, I believe Susan Gordon is in Attack of the Puppet People - I believe the film is directed by Susan Gordon's father, Bert I. Gordon.  
Yep.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 12:52:55 AM
By the way (BTW, in Internet lingo), wasn't Susan Gordon in Attack of the Puppet People?
I'll have to check.  Can I get back to you on this?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 03:55:55 AM
Dear Freidn BK, everyone ahead of me seems rather jaded about your quizz, but I'm so agog over it because I have no idea how the hell it works.  I've always been the Perennial Patsy with mysteries as well.  A book or film comes out that I've enjoyed and someone always says, "I knew it was   . . .  after page 2! or after 10 minutes!" and I think, duh . . .

So, I've never encountered, in my fading memory, this quizz before, and I'm still puzzled.  I'm going to read one of my Nancy Drews now and see if I can figure out the villain by page 2.

Media check:
DVD:  Charlotte Henry's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, courtesy of DR Michael Barnum.
VCR:  HELEN OF TROY (getting ready for the big event; how does that war turn out?)
CD:  strange mix:
  LUCK ALI and some Bollywood, courtesy of DR MBarnum again (oy,what a package I got!)
  TWIGGY:  LONDON PRIDE
  THE PRODIGAL SON (Sir Arthur Sullivan, like Victor Herbert, a terrific composer whose serious music is overlooked)
 
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 04:20:24 AM
DVD
The Best of Broadway Musicals, culled from The Ed Sullivan Show
Those Were the Happy Times. (Edited version of STAR!)
Seven Year Itch
There's No Business Like Show Buisness

No music chosen at this time of the morning
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 04:21:02 AM
As for the quiz is an egret considered a mamel?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2004, 04:57:32 AM
Well, Mr. BK, I, for one, loved  the quiz. Made me laugh at 7:45 in the morning.

Your Adams/Strouse takeoff was even better than yesterday's takeoff. Again, I'm laughing at 7:45 in the morning.

Speaking of takeoffs. I wasn't able to attend the annual BCEFA (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) Easter Bonnet competition this year but courtesy of Playbill On-Line, you can read a very funny combination of Avenue Q and Fiddler (they combined songs and casts to present their skit) called...wait for it...

Avenue Jew!

Here's the link. Another thing to make me laugh out loud at 7:45 in the morning. I wonder if BK was an influence because one of their numbers was based on Tradition, which was re-done here yesterday.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85734.html
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2004, 05:06:45 AM
At work I will be listening to  Songs I Heard by Harry Connick, Jr. He was interviewed on a BBC show (Russell Davies) and I was taken enough with a clip played on the show to purchase the CD. It's an album of children's songs (I'm a sucker for kid songs) like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Oompa Loompa, Merry Old Land of Oz, etc.

Anthony will be out on Long Island again for clown shows (at least he's working) so I will be alone for the weekend. I will be seeing a couple of shows, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I still need to post about Caroline, or Change. It's taken me a while because I have mixed feelings about it and it's hard to put into coherent words. I also saw Prymate, the new Mark Medoff play. I'll post about it later but let me say that despite Mr. Riedel's (the gossip columnist from the NY Post) attempts to paint it as such, it is not a play about bestiality (he compared it to Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia?). It's a play about many things and there is a disturbing scene in the show involving a gorilla, but his attempt to stir controversy with his silly statement makes me respect him even less (if that's possible).
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 23, 2004, 06:39:56 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE![/move]

BK, though I heard it before that's still a pretty fun quiz.  I've heard others like it and I know that they have something to do with giving the illusion of randomness and abundance of options, but I've never sat down to figure out exactly how they work.  David Copperfield used to something similiar on his TV specials where the viewers at home were presented with a number of items on their screen to pick from and Copperfield was able to magically figure out which one.  I fell for that one everytime.

In a like vein, there's that party game where one person concocts an elaborate story and presents the group with a question that contains the barest of details about the story.  For example, "Man A takes a picture of Man B and sends it to Group C.  Why?"  or "Man A is found dead in the middle of the jungle clutching a straw.  How did he die?"  Each of the players can ask the story-concocter (?) yes/no questions until they arrive at the full story.  It's usually a pretty fun game to play.

The Strouse and Adams Assassins song was another great spoof--love it!  (a Sweeney Todd reference.)

In My DVD Player:  Sweeney Todd
CD Player (home):  Dance a Little Closer -- sounds a little better than I remembered it.  There's a lot of good songs on this recording.
CD Player (work):  Rosemary Clooney -- Show Tunes
VCR:  Last night's NBC line-up -- I wanted to watch The Harvey Girls instead.  This movie grows with me every time I see it.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 23, 2004, 06:45:36 AM
CD - BABY which I am seeing Sunday and haven't played in a while

DVD - Sooooo many new releases I am trying to get through

VHS - Have not had a chance to watch "Pigskin Parade" yet

Best news is that we got a new turntable which can plug into the CD burner so I can copy all the things that I know will never make it to CD (several Al Carmines shows, some Julius Monk Revues, etc.)

Monday we are going to a reading of a new musical at Symphony Space.  I don't remember the name or who wrote it, but any show with Allison Frasier, Emily Skinner and Barbara Walsh is definitely worth seeing.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 23, 2004, 06:51:55 AM
I forgot to mention... the reviews for ASSASSINS have been much better than for the original production.  I will be seeing it in a few weeks, but I hope that reviews like this will help sell tickets.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 07:06:38 AM
SWW and Der Brucer do please post your thoughts on ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE starring Susan Gordon (and Laurie Mitchell) after you have viewed it!!

Media check:

VHS:
ESCAPE FROM CRIME: a fun Warner Bros. B movie starring Richard Travis and Julie Bishop taped off of TCM.

GHOST ACTRESS: An intriguing ghost movie from Japan taped off of The Independent Film network.

GHOST WORLD: Taped off of the Sundance Channel. Will probably watch this one tonight.

DVD: CORINNA, CORINNA. I just loved this movie. Bought the DVD months ago (for $5.99) and just now got around to watching.

CD: Have been listening to EUROVISION Icelandic pop music that Tomovoz sent to me awhile back.

Back later with my Bollywood movie of the week (I know you DRs can't wait! LOL!)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 23, 2004, 07:39:49 AM
Michael Shayne: No
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 07:49:03 AM
I wonder if BK was an influence because one of their numbers was based on Tradition, which was re-done here yesterday.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85734.html

Well, all I can tell you is I've been doing my What Ifs since 1997, and each and every one of them was online and read by many people, including the authors of Avenue Q.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 08:17:24 AM
LOL - well, you know what they say about flattery.

Re: The Quiz.  LOL....I had never taken it before.  I am still considering my answers.  Waiting for some SMART DR to come up with something...LOL.

Have fun tomorrow, MR BK.  What a treat it will be for you!  Meeting the great unwashed, who will hopefully have $$$ in their hands for books.  The great thing about a book fair, the people are coming to BUY!

DVD player - KING OF KINGS

CD player - Albert Glasser music including several takes of music from ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE featuring DR Susan Gordon.  Cd courtesy DRMBOLLYWOOD....I mean..  MBARNUM.

VHS - HARLOW with Miss Carroll Baker.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 08:18:23 AM
If you are following the case, Mike Danton has been indicted.  :-[

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-blues-dantonindicted&prov=ap&type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-blues-dantonindicted&prov=ap&type=lgns)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 08:29:48 AM
The VARIETY review for ASSASSINS was a rave. Ken Mandelbaum's was positive, but he preferred the original production.

Now, if this production will just EXTEND through July, I'll possibly have a chance to see it.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 08:32:53 AM
Friday Media Alert:

CD - ABSOLUTELY THE BEST OF THE LETTERMEN

DVD - the remaining act of STAR! to be followed by CALL ME MADAM and SWEENEY TODD

DVR - last night's WILL & GRACE and SCRUBS. And I'll be recording LA DOLCE VITA off TCM tonight if I'm still watching DVDs at 9 p.m.

Isn't it funny. When I was growing up, LA DOLCE VITA was synonymous with immorality and baseness. Now, it can appear in its original version on a cable channel. How times have changed!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 08:42:43 AM
MBollywood...I like it!!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 23, 2004, 09:03:08 AM
JRand53 in Reply #155: Yesterday at 10:03:11pm  
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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?[/size]

Maybe it's a sequel to "ED WOOD"?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 09:12:50 AM
MBarnum - during the last chat, I think you asked me about Deepa Mehta. But I had a computer glitch and was thrown off. When I returned you were gone. Sooo, here's the response - She directed, among other things, BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:15:08 AM
The raves for Assassins are entirely predictable.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 09:20:50 AM
Oy. Re: the quiz, for some reason I missed the last line where it said "subtract 5".  So I was totally confused.  But I get it now. :)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 09:25:27 AM
Does anybody here watch the Fox show Tru Calling?  It has gotten so good since Jason Priestley arrived.  Last night's episode was AMAZING.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:25:53 AM
Here is the best gift I can give you today:

www.ccbrowns.com (http://www.ccbrowns.com)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2004, 09:45:01 AM
Oh, MY! C.C. Browns. It's a good thing I'm not in Southern California right now. I would be there scarfing down a Royal Mocha Sundae. Oooh, I'm drooling on my keyboard.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 09:45:03 AM
How interesting.  Now I am hungry.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:55:16 AM
Well, unfortunately you can't be there - they closed their doors in 1996 I think.  I was one of the priveleged few who got to go to their private closing party.  I miss them very much.  Over the years I've brought hundreds upon hundreds of people there.  Every time I dine at Musso and Frank I think, "Well, I'll just walk down to C. C. Brown's for dessert," and then I remember I can't.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:55:54 AM
And if you've never had their hot fudge sundae, I urge each and every one of you to order a jar from the website - and tell them Bruce Kimmel sent you.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:56:16 AM
Now, where in tarnation IS everyone?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:56:30 AM
Fine, I am my own frenzy.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:56:56 AM
Actually, with a mere two more posts...
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 09:57:35 AM
I will have posted 3700 times on this here board.  I think THAT deserves a C.C. Brown's hot fudge sundae.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 10:29:14 AM
BK, re:  Jan Akkerman.  If you don't have it already, go to Tower and order the import-only release of his 70s self-titled album on Atlantic.  It's the one with him in bed with the guitar turning into a woman (very cool cover).  It has some truly stunning stuff on it.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 10:30:12 AM
And if you've never had their hot fudge sundae, I urge each and every one of you to order a jar from the website - and tell them Bruce Kimmel sent you.


The hot fudge sundae comes in a jar, or just the hot fudge?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 10:31:16 AM
JMK are you sure that is not Christine Jorgenson's album?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 23, 2004, 10:39:03 AM
TCB:  A buss is what takes you from point A to point B.  What you do when you get there has a different name.

P.S.  Is that photo of you from a stage production of "The Kenny Rogers Story"??????
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 10:51:57 AM
OOohh! That C.C. Brown's looks good!!

We have a place her in Salem called The Konditerei and oh my golly but they have the best cakes in the world! MMmmmmm! It was my favorite place to go for dessert on a date!!

But alas, those days are over....I went to my dietician appointment to find out what I can and cannot eat, and how much, for my diabetes. Sadly, I cannot eat sooooo many of the things I love :(

And you have to measure and trade and blah, blah, blah...! I am not gonna like this very much! I am one who loves food and loves to eat everything in sight, trying all sorts of new and tasty exotic treats!

On the bright side, I was able to enjoy 40 years of good eating (which is probably why I have this problem now! LOL!)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 10:52:44 AM
Those sundaes sound so good!

I want all of them!

Are there pictures?

Although that would probably just make me hungrier.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 10:53:45 AM
TCB:  A buss is what takes you from point A to point B.  What you do when you get there has a different name.

P.S.  Is that photo of you from a stage production of "The Kenny Rogers Story"??????

This is actually a photo from the sequel, Kenny Rogers Comes Out.  That explains the hands under the face.




Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 10:58:16 AM
DR MBarnum: Those of us trying to lose weight, can relate to wanting to eat everything in sight.  Although it's surely not the same as diabetes.

I hope your new eating plan isn't too much of a hardship.

Is it only sweets you have to stay away from?

Or can you indulge in other foods you love?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 10:59:09 AM
Does anyone from Oregon (or Washington) know if Rose's is still open in Portland?  They used to have cinnamon rolls that were so big (How big were they?); that you didn't buy them, you took out a mortgage, instead.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 11:01:33 AM
I'm gettin' me some C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce today.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 11:10:11 AM
TCB:  unfortunately, the "main" Rose's on NW 23rd closed many years ago during the first phase of gentrification up there.   There was for a long time a little Rose's deli that still carried the cinnamon rolls as part of the food court in Pioneer Place downtown, but I haven't been down there recently and can't vouch for the fact that it's still there.  Rose's used to be a big band hangout since they were open all night back in the day.  We'd go there after gigs back in the late 70s and early 80s.  (Also Quality Pies, down the street on Marshall and 23rd).  Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 11:16:27 AM
I'd like some General Taos chicken please.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 23, 2004, 11:40:24 AM
I mourn C.C. Brown's.  Maybe I'll pick up some their hot fudge down at the local Mayfair market.


In the CD...Viva Max!  A compliation of Max Bygraves' songs that my friend Roger sent me from back in Kentucky.  There is a story that goes along with this (and isn't there always a story?).  A few years ago, he sent me a CD of nothing but different versions of THE TEDDY'S BEARS PICNIC...twenty four different versions.  One of which was by Max Bygraves.  I said, "Oh, I know Max Bygraves."  Here's how:

Back in 1982 when I flew over to London to start watching my Sherlock Holmes films being shot, I got in a Saturday afternoon.  I woke up early the next morning in my hotel, The Duke's, around 7AM and went out for a morning stroll. Nothing was opened, but I jaunted down The Mall to Tralfagar  to get some newspaper.  It was just me, the elderly lady news vendor, and the pigeons.  Then another gentleman came up and the woman was all atwitter and look at me and said, "Look it is!"  I apologized for my ignorance, explaining I was a Yank and didn't know.  He laughed and introduced himself: Max Bygraves.  The lady vendor let me know who he was...entertainer, singer, TV performer.  He was very cordial and nice and asked what I was doing over here.  I told him making movies, he laughed again and said:  "Well, I should know who you are!"

I'm currently listening to Max's stirring rendition of  "You're a Pink Toothbrush".

In the DVD:  Working my way through the chapters of the serial, THE DRUMS OF FU MANCHU.  May hit some YES, PRIME MINISTER at some point.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 11:52:49 AM
So I guess the General Taos isn't going to just appear. :(
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 11:57:42 AM
DR JMK, I must be thinking of a different place on 23rd downtown. I thought it was called Rose's but maybe not. But there is one heck of a good place there that I have been to recently that had some dang tasty chocolate cakes and whatnots! MmmMMMmm!

DR Jennifer, as far as eating at home will go it won't be too difficult for me, but eating out will be a pain as I am need to know what is in all that I eat (and remembering that I like to eat lot of things that I haven't a clue as to what they are) and they must be in certain portions. That is going to be difficult for me.

I image that when I go out to eat I will likely throw caution to the wind and take my chances. It is a luxury that I am just not ready to give up (he said as he goes blind and loses his limbs).
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 12:09:22 PM


I image that when I go out to eat I will likely throw caution to the wind and take my chances. It is a luxury that I am just not ready to give up (he said as he goes blind and loses his limbs).

Just remember, Michael, a lot of things can supposedly make you go blind!!!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 12:17:41 PM
JMK -- I guess you were right about it being on NW 23rd.  It didn't seem like it was that far up there, but, hey, I was 21 when I lived in Portland and, at the time, my car went through gasoline like it was water.  Rose's could have been in Salem, and I wouldn't have thought twice about driving down there just to buy myself a cinnamon roll.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 12:17:55 PM
DR JMK, I must be thinking of a different place on 23rd downtown. I thought it was called Rose's but maybe not.

Michael, not quite sure what you mean--NW 23rd isn't "downtown."  The classic Rose's was on NW 23rd and Everett.  It was a full-service restaurant, a legend in Portland.  (There was another eastside on 82nd, I think).  The main restaurant closed at least six or seven years ago.  There's a fancy-schmantzy new development on that block now (kitty corner from the newer Kitchen Kaboodle building).  The Rose's Deli I mentioned IS (or at least was) downtown in the Pioneer Place mall, in the basement as part of the food court.  Though it is/was very small, it did have all of the old pastry/baked items that the restaurant used to have, including the gigantic cinnamon rolls and the yummilicious chocolate cakes.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 12:20:39 PM
Max Bygraves....LOL.  

DRCP - what you just described reminds me of the newspaper shop scene in PEEPING TOM....LOL.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 12:22:44 PM
I'm confused (all together:  what else is new?).  Did I miss a post by MBarnum about Rose's?  I have looked and don't see anything.  Anyway, TCB and Michael, take my word for it--Rose's was indeed on 23rd.  I lived in NW at the time (on Overton and 23rd) and got cinnamon rolls there with great regularity (hency my somewhat portly middle-age!).  Maybe you are thinking of the eastside location TCB.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 12:23:58 PM
HENCY--it's a new adverb.  Kewwwwl.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 12:25:52 PM
My lovely spouse reminds me that there was another Rose's outlet-type shop on NW 20th across from the Fred Meyer.  It wasn't a restaurant, just a counter with baked goods.  Maybe that's what y'all are remembering.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 12:37:32 PM
I'm confused (all together:  what else is new?).  Did I miss a post by MBarnum about Rose's?  I have looked and don't see anything.  Anyway, TCB and Michael, take my word for it--Rose's was indeed on 23rd.  I lived in NW at the time (on Overton and 23rd) and got cinnamon rolls there with great regularity (hency my somewhat portly middle-age!).  Maybe you are thinking of the eastside location TCB.

Well, now I am confused.  Infospace still lists two (2) locations for Rose's Deli and Bakery in Portland.  One is at 838 NW 23rd and the other is is in the Wells Fargo Centre.  The one I was was thinking of JMK (and Michael) was on NW 23rd, up towards Washington Park.  I actually lived clear out on SE 82nd and Powell when I lived in Portland, so that whole area of Portland from the park down to the river was what I always considered downtown.  Of course, I was living there when I was in my early twenties, so a lot of years have passed to cloud my memories.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 12:40:17 PM
You guys are all confused....Rose Kennedy lived in Hyannis Port and she died YEARS ago.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Emily on April 23, 2004, 12:48:16 PM
Quite possibly the funniest headline in the history of the CBC (and the book DOES look awfully cute :) ):

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/stories/fartingdog20040423
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 12:49:17 PM
You guys are all confused....Rose Kennedy lived in Hyannis Port and she died YEARS ago.


..........but, she made good cinnamon rolls.



Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 12:50:52 PM
DREMILY - I always said when it comes to culture, we are the first hogs to the trough.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 12:59:04 PM
Wow, I used to work at a Mall out on 102nd and SE Washington in Portland.  I could have sworn on a stack of Bibles that it was called Mall 206, but looking at the map online, it is actually called Mall 205.  I wonder if it has been devalued during the last thrity years?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 01:04:08 PM
I'm gettin' me some C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce today.

I looked them up and they're everywhere around here - including Gelson's. Little did I know....

:-* -  That's me sending kisses to the hot fudge sundae.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 01:05:41 PM
OK, here's the scoop:  the one on NW 23rd NOW is the old counter-only store that used to be on NW 20th.  I guess they have moved the one from Pioneer Place into the Wells Fargo building.

Mall 205 has always been Mall 205--because it is next to I-205.  Believe it or not, I played the gala opening of the new Target store there about a year ago.  Nothing like schlepping a keyboard and sound system to a Target and setting up in the credit card acceptance area, playing "Feelings" whilst people bitch about their new credit limits.  Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind.

And, finally TCB, you're close, but not really--Washington Park is in SW (i.e., South of Burnside), not NW.  But, indeed, if you were to drive south on 23rd over Burnside and up the steep hill, then turn right on SW Park St. (aptly named, wouldn't you say?), you would, verily, come to the entrance of Washington Park.  Forest Park (which abuts Washington Park, no mean feat) is the big park in NW (the biggest park in a metropolitan area in the US, IIRC).
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 01:16:51 PM
Bruce GOOD VIBES for a successful book festival tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 01:19:15 PM
The raves for Assassins are entirely predictable.


As predictable as the pans it got 13 years ago were?

To be fair, the critics have had over a decade to study the score and script in great detail, to see what SOndheim and Weidman were going for, and they've probably seen one or more productions of the show in other venues. They'd have to be dunces not to recognize the beauty of that score after multiple hearings.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 01:21:33 PM
Thanks for the ice cream scoop, DRJMK.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 01:23:30 PM
Yes, just as predictable as the pans were - absolutely.  Same thing with Merrily - pans and then everyone saying, "Oh, it's really good."  When Bounce somehow gets done by the Roundabout ten years from now the same thing will happen.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 01:23:49 PM
Karma has been payed back!!!!!

From Playbill:

The record label Fynsworth Alley, which has produced a host of theatre-related recordings, has closed its New York office.

A note on the official Fynsworth Alley website says, "We have closed our New York office, and are currently transitioning." The site is also no longer selling copies of its CDs; those wishing to purchase recordings on the Fynsworth label are directed to Amazon.com.

Barbara Ann O'Connor, who owns Fynsworth Alley, told Playbill On-Line April 22, "We are consolidating all of our assets and planning our next move . . . The website is temporarily shut down for order taking, but the rest of the site is still active."

Fynsworth Alley is located on the internet at www.fynsworthalley.com. Among its most recent releases are "Christine Andreas: The Carlyle Set," "Leslie Uggams: On My Way to You" and "Out of This World: Maureen McGovern Sings Harold Arlen."

Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 01:25:43 PM
All these descriptions of Portland make me want to visit my son.  I had planned to go for Mother’s Day but we decided to visit Keith’s mother instead.  Next time I’m there I will avoid Rose's.  The last thing I need is another irresistible junk food.

Jennifer, since I began a diet today, you expressed my thoughts.  It takes a lot of strength & will power to follow a diabetes diet.  So,

GOOD STRENGTH AND WILL POWER VIBES  MBarnum.

CharlesPogue-fun story.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 01:26:17 PM
Well, as I said, JMK, when I was living in Portland, way back when, that whole area was my little playground.  Northwest or Southwest, I could still probably find my way to Washington Park to this very day.

But now that I know that there are still Rose's Cinnamon Rolls to be found, I may have to drive down to Portland again, very soon.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 01:26:53 PM
Further info:

So now for the second time in three years, they've suspended business, fired their entire staff and closed their main office. Calling their toll-free number connects you to the home of... Barbara-Ann O'Connor, sole owner of (and perhaps sole individual left standing at?) the company. Isn't that a hoot and a half?"


The above from a blind item received at broadwaystars.com
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 01:35:04 PM
While walking today Echo bolted after a coyote.  I think it was one anyway. We walk along an irrigation ditch and suddenly something somewhat large, but smaller than Echo, and grey bolted out of the water.  The two of them took off with me yelling “ECHO SIT, ECHO LEAVE” over and over as I ran around a bend behind her.  Once I made it around the bend I discovered, to my relief, Echo standing on the side of a ravine where the coyote must have gone.  She is such a good girl. :D
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Robin on April 23, 2004, 01:37:13 PM
First off...thanks to DR Ben for the head's-up about Sweet Charity.  Since I don't think I've ever seen Christina Applegate in anything other than an episode of Friends, I can't say I'm all that excited about that particular casting choice, but who knows?  Mebbe she'll be great.  

Second off...the weekly media check:

In the CD player:
Taste the Blood of Dracula by James Bernard
Take a Hard Ride by Jerry Goldsmith

In the deeveedee player:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.  Sure, it's not the best Star Trek flick, but it's reputation is worse than it really deserves.  (And I'll take it over any of the Next Generation movies in a New Yawk Minnit.)

In the laserdisc player:
Mad Love with Peter Lorre.  An overheated masterpiece.

What I'm Reading:
Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser.  

Where the Significant Other and I are dining this evening:
Punch Pizza.  I sense a tradition in the making....!


Third off...
As far as Fynsworth Alley goes, they've already went too far.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 01:38:08 PM
I've read the articles.  As before, we're only hearing one side of things - it's deja vu all over again.   Hard to know exactly what's going on, but I think certain things are obvious from both the articles and the spin.  However, in the long run, what will be will be.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 01:38:50 PM
I finally finished STAR! today. I found the transfer to be stunning. Yes, the powers that be have tinted the entire transfer in a light brown wash (only some of the scenes on the laserdisc were done this way) which I suppose is intended to put the stamp of a past era of show business on the entire film (to give it a rotogravure quality, I guess). I'd rather they not have done that, but the fact remains that the picture is still sharper than it's ever been on home video (the laser looked slightly out of focus and smeared in comparison) with colors very, very deeply saturated and some shots so beautifully composed and colorful that it took my breath away. My two favorite shots due to composition and clarity: a medium shot of the beginning of the terrace scene in PRIVATE LIVES with Julie and Daniel on opposite sides of the screen and the full stage of "The Saga of Jenny" once the lights come up before Julie launches into the song proper. Astonishing detail in those shots and throughout. (I could see the brocade pattern on her French Revolution gown in the Roman party scene for the first time.)

And the sound! The Overture's surround sound is simply thrilling, and at a late point in "Jenny" when the chorus takes over, I thought my speakers were going into overload. I've never heard the score sounding so rich and full. Despite not have a dedicated subwoofer channel for the Dolby Digital surround mix, the bass is VERY powerful throughout the orchestrations. The sound of the laserdisc is tinny compared to the sound here.

I also watched the first 2/3 of CALL ME MADAM. The film isn't quite as sharp as I was hoping, but the Technicolor is very bright and colorful. It was MADAM's success that convinced Fox that Merman could be a major film star and led to her casting in THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, but she's just not very photogenic, and the camera really doesn't catch her effervescent personality. I am SO happy to have this film on DVD, but it wasn't quite what I was hoping for. (My memory of it was much kinder than the reality of it.)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 01:40:28 PM
Welcome MERRY SEARCHERS.  Certain things really ARE predictable, aren't they?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 01:43:27 PM
DR Robin wrote: "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.  Sure, it's not the best Star Trek flick, but it's reputation is worse than it really deserves.  (And I'll take it over any of the Next Generation movies in a New Yawk Minnit.)"

I have taken major heat for years for liking STAR TREK V. You're entirely right; it's not the best of the TREK movies, but I found it a lot more entertaining that the wobbly dinosaur that was the first film in the series.

However, I have liked the Next Generation movies obviously more than you have. Only the last one to me was a disappointment.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 01:50:33 PM
MattH: As you know, I agree about the sharpness.  Where you err is about the color.  I know there are colors that seem vibrant, but they are not what they should be.  There should be no flat brown skin tones on that DVD - look at the King of Kings DVD if you want to see proper skin tones - or the Once Upon a Time in the West DVD - either of those are perfect in terms of their colors.  The brownish tint on the newsreel section is NOT the way the film was printed originally.  Those newsreels are supposedly from the latter part of her career - they should be black-and-white.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 23, 2004, 01:50:53 PM
Did you know that instead of taking the cabaret seating out of Studio 54 that was used for CABARET they left it in for ASSASSINS and are serving food and drink?  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 01:53:05 PM
And really, let's let sleeping dogs lie in terms of the label.  Que sera sera.  If, as Max Preeo says, they're trying to sell the catalog (I've heard this rumor for six months) then I hope they sell it to someone who will care.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 01:58:06 PM
DVD: FABULOUS DORSEYS
TIVO: THOUSANDS CHEER
CD: Billy Joel STORM FRONT
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 02:01:36 PM
Finished reformatting and have printed out a few copies of the book.  Hoo and ray.  Maybe.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 23, 2004, 02:01:45 PM
The horse is dead....beating it only scares off the maggots.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 02:03:33 PM
Michael, not quite sure what you mean--NW 23rd isn't "downtown."  The classic Rose's was on NW 23rd and Everett.  It was a full-service restaurant, a legend in Portland.  (There was another eastside on 82nd, I think).  The main restaurant closed at least six or seven years ago.  There's a fancy-schmantzy new development on that block now (kitty corner from the newer Kitchen Kaboodle building).  The Rose's Deli I mentioned IS (or at least was) downtown in the Pioneer Place mall, in the basement as part of the food court.  Though it is/was very small, it did have all of the old pastry/baked items that the restaurant used to have, including the gigantic cinnamon rolls and the yummilicious chocolate cakes.

I guess I always think of that whole area to be downtown...from China Town up to Fred Meyers on the NW side and from 405 down to the river on the SW side.

Either way there is someplace on 23rd that has great cakes and luncheon items!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 02:18:34 PM
I'm hungry.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 02:51:45 PM
MattH: As you know, I agree about the sharpness.  Where you err is about the color.  I know there are colors that seem vibrant, but they are not what they should be.  There should be no flat brown skin tones on that DVD - look at the King of Kings DVD if you want to see proper skin tones - or the Once Upon a Time in the West DVD - either of those are perfect in terms of their colors.  The brownish tint on the newsreel section is NOT the way the film was printed originally.  Those newsreels are supposedly from the latter part of her career - they should be black-and-white.

BK: Either you didn't read what I wrote carefully enough or you are determined to have an argument where there is none to have. I freely admitted in the mastering of this DVD, the producers used some kind of sepia wash on every scene. No, it wasn't to my liking, and I think it spoiled the vibrancy of some of the color making it lack sparkle, but it's still a thousand times better looking than the laserdisc and certainly something I can live with as someone who loves this movie.

Yep, newsreels I that I've seen from the period were never in sepia (but I have to admit I've never seen every newsreel ever made), but the Kansas scenes of OZ (1939) were and so was the entirety of CABIN IN THE SKY (1943).
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: TCB on April 23, 2004, 03:03:52 PM
Two posts in the last hour!  That is most unseemly!




Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 03:05:31 PM
Well MATTH - your description of the STAR soundmix has made up my mind, I will purchase it - because it is the music that sold it to me to begin with.  Thanks!  How does THE PHYSICIAN look and sound?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 03:21:36 PM
As with the rest of the film, the sound is richer and more spacious on the DVD and the colors are deeply saturated but not sparkling. The sound that will blow you away is on "Limehouse Blues" and "Jenny."
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matthew on April 23, 2004, 03:24:28 PM
Funny how Kritzer-isms begin to creep into ones thoughts at the oddest times.  Today, while I was teaching my 6th grade music class, we were singing (as usual) and they were looking quite bored (as usual) and I almost said

"This is a fun and happy song, how can you sit there like so much fish..."

but I caught myself, I'd hate to have made a fool out of myself in front of jr high kids!!

Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Tomovoz on April 23, 2004, 03:29:39 PM
I hope Mr Pogue that you also have a copy of Mr Bygraves singing "When You Come To The End Of A Lollipop".  I sometimes play "You're A Pink Toothbrush" when the conversation turns to "they don't write pop songs like they used to". Bygraves had a top ten het here with "Any Dream'll Do" which is very popular on a few radio stations here. Also like his version of the Eydie Gorme song "Gotta Have Rain".
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 03:30:26 PM
Funny how Kritzer-isms begin to creep into ones thoughts at the oddest times.  Today, while I was teaching my 6th grade music class, we were singing (as usual) and they were looking quite bored (as usual) and I almost said

"This is a fun and happy song, how can you sit there like so much fish..."

but I caught myself, I'd hate to have made a fool out of myself in front of jr high kids!!

I've gotten on the case of many a choir for "sitting there like so much fish," and gladly accepted the odd looks from the kids! :D
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Tomovoz on April 23, 2004, 03:36:54 PM
Ordered my "Star" a few days ago. I haven't seen it for many years so my memory will not be looking for tones and colours. I too enjoyed it very much at the movies. (I was in my Noel coward appreciation years). Great price - the postage costs as much!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 03:39:57 PM
MattH, not trying to have an argument - don't like 'em.  I did read what you wrote, but I'm so offended by the color on the DVD that I just can't stop myself from pointing it out.  The reason is simple: It would have been so easy to fix in the telecine room.  I agree, though (and have said so) about the sound being terrific.

Just got a nice e-mail from the folks at C.C. Brown's, who tell me everyone is doing fine, especially my fave, Heidi.  I told them that I have immortalized them in all three Kritzer books, so I'm sending them a set.

Just gave the new book to my friend and muse, Margaret, who was baby-sitting the most adorable creature called Annabella, all of twelve months old.  I spent fifteen minutes with her and she now can blow a mean raspberry.  I've taught more children how to do that.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 03:50:48 PM
Okay I've caught up with all of the posts.

Btw, for fans of AI, I forget if I mentioned this, but Jennifer Hudson was on the Ryan Seacrest show yesterday. And she sang the most beautiful duet with Barry Manilow.  IT was the same song she sang on Tuesday. And it brought chills all over my body.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 03:51:22 PM
Didn't Universal wash THE STING in that same kind of sepia bath to give it a 30's look? (I meant for the theatrical run of the film; not the DVD which I've never seen. Refused to buy it full frame.)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jennifer on April 23, 2004, 03:52:43 PM
Here is a funny photo of Simon and John Stevens (well their faces anyhow).

http://wonderbred.net/johnsimon/

:)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 03:54:35 PM
....., but I'm so offended by the color on the DVD that I just can't stop myself from pointing it out.  The reason is simple: It would have been so easy to fix in the telecine room.  I agree, though (and have said so) about the sound being terrific.


could it be the original deluxe print processing. Was Star a true TODD-AO film?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 03:58:40 PM
could it be the original deluxe print processing. Was Star a true TODD-AO film?

It was a true Todd-AO film, just like DOCTOR DOLITTLE and HELLO, DOLLY!

Deluxe color usually goes pink when it fades, not brown. I feel sure this was a deliberate choice during the mastering process for DVD.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 04:02:15 PM
Depends on the print, who it was made by and when.  It can go purple, it can go brown.  The brownishness is because whatever intergeg they used is slightly turning.  It's not fully turned which is why the colors are there.  When Eastman first starts going, it is most evident in shots of sky and greenery and skin tone, which is exactly the problem with Star.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: George on April 23, 2004, 04:08:38 PM
In my CD player:  Follies (the Paper Mill Playhouse recording), after that, the London cast recording of La Cava.  I bought this in London in December 2001 and have only listened to it...maybe twice since.  I don't even remember if I like it or not.

In my VCR:  a blank tape to tape tonight's repeat of Tuesday's "Showbiz Moms & Dads."  I wasn't home on Tuesday and forgot to set my VCR to tape it.  Watching these people (especially the guy with seven kids) is like watching a car wreck...you know you shouldn't look but you just can't turn away!

In my DVD player:  the Swedish Chess.  I love this DVD...even though I can't understand a darned thing that they're singing or saying!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 04:23:52 PM

In my VCR:  a blank tape to tape tonight's repeat of Tuesday's "Showbiz Moms & Dads."  I wasn't home on Tuesday and forgot to set my VCR to tape it.  Watching these people (especially the guy with seven kids) is like watching a car wreck...you know you shouldn't look but you just can't turn away!

DR George, thank you for mentioning the Bravo show!  I haven't seen it yet, and I can catch it tonight.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 04:25:47 PM
I am currently watching/listening to DR Nick Redman's quite excellent commentary on The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.  I tried booking that place through Expedia, but they only had openings at the Fifth and Seventh Happinesses.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 04:28:16 PM

Dear Friend BK, I hope the book fair this weekend is a great success for you and that many innocent bibliophiles are seduced by the humor, nostalgia, angst, joy and humanity of Benjamin Kritzer.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 04:29:19 PM
I am currently watching/listening to DR Nick Redman's quite excellent commentary on The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.  I tried booking that place through Expedia, but they only had openings at the Fifth and Seventh Happinesses.

I agree.  It's harder to get into than Cloud Nine.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 04:29:57 PM
Here is a funny photo of Simon and John Stevens (well their faces anyhow).

http://wonderbred.net/johnsimon/

:)

LOL....very funny DRJENNIFER.  Some people are quite clever with their computers!  ;D
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 04:30:08 PM
Someone tell me how to do the damned dance!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 04:56:17 PM
CD player in the car:

--A collection of short works for organ recorded at the (outdoor) Spreckel's Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park in San Diego.  They put on concerts there every Sunday at 2:00 pm and I attended the one last Sunday while I was in town.   It's quite an unusual experience--and a rather enjoyable one, too.

--OBCR of Wicked

--Brahms Symphony #4, with the Cleveland Symphony conducted by Maestro George Szell

--OBCR of Avenue Q

--A collection of Negro Spirituals sung by Mr. Paul Robeson
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 04:56:29 PM
It's all in the wrist DRELMORE!

(http://www.gifs.net/animate/dance89a.gif)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 04:59:04 PM
Bruce, Dahlink, Sweetheart, Cupcake:

Lots of luck to you tomorrow and Sunday at the UCLA Bookfest.  I hope you sell lots of books, recruit minions of clever and erudite newbies to HHW.com and, most of all, have lots of fun!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: JMK on April 23, 2004, 05:02:04 PM
DR Jay:  If you are a Brahms 4 fan, you must get (if you don't already have) the old Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony version from around 1960, out on CD, too.  As an interesting comparison, the Mackerras/Scottish Chamber version is a smaller-contingent version ("in the style of the original Meininger performances") that rates a listen or two.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 05:07:18 PM
DR Jay:  If you are a Brahms 4 fan, you must get (if you don't already have) the old Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony version from around 1960, out on CD, too.  As an interesting comparison, the Mackerras/Scottish Chamber version is a smaller-contingent version ("in the style of the original Meininger performances") that rates a listen or two.

Actually, Dear Reader JMK, I do have that Brahms 4 with Walter, on vinyl and yes, it is a thrilling performance.  I just received the Szell recording by way of clearing some merchandise points I had earned on a credit card I no longer use.  Haven't listened to it yet.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 05:07:44 PM
Thanks, Jay, glad you're back amongst the hainsies/kimlets.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 05:10:02 PM
Welcome nine GUESTS.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 05:12:13 PM
Thanks, Jay, glad you're back amongst the hainsies/kimlets.

Sorry to have been so scarce over the last few days.  I've just been very busy.  With good stuff, thankfully, but busy.

To you, Dear BK, to this site, and to all those wonderful Dear Readers out there in the dark, I am most loyal.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 05:13:49 PM
Well, we miss the likes of you when you're gone.

Welcome ten GUESTS.

Oh, and merry searchers, let's not forget to welcome the merry searchers searching merrily for this and that and also that and this.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 23, 2004, 05:33:02 PM
Can someone tell me why when I send a message to another member from work it is fine but when I try at home it's in CinemaScope?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Danise on April 23, 2004, 05:36:37 PM
Hi all.

Gee Dan, I guess you'll have to pass on the shows.  They're 7 1/2's.  Sorry.   :)

I'm not much on quizes.  I tend to freak out.

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

[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Whoop!  Whoop!  Whoop![/move]

[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :) :) :) :) :) :)[/move]
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 05:49:42 PM
It's all in the wrist DRELMORE!

(http://www.gifs.net/animate/dance89a.gif)

Tendonitis, dahling, tendonitis!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 05:51:55 PM
DR Jay:  If you are a Brahms 4 fan, you must get (if you don't already have) the old Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony version from around 1960, out on CD, too.  As an interesting comparison, the Mackerras/Scottish Chamber version is a smaller-contingent version ("in the style of the original Meininger performances") that rates a listen or two.

Comparing the magnificent Mr Mackerras with another great, he gives Maestro Szell a run for his money in his Supraphon recording of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, and I thought Szell was definitive.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 05:56:58 PM
Comparing the magnificent Mr Mackerras with another great, he gives Maestro Szell a run for his money in his Supraphon recording of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, and I thought Szell was definitive.

Ya know, it's only at HHW.com that I'm able to participate in conversations like these.  Pity we can't play "Drop the Needle" here.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Danise on April 23, 2004, 05:57:48 PM
"Drop the needle?"  I've heard of "Drop the hankie" but not that.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 06:03:24 PM
"Drop the needle?"  I've heard of "Drop the hankie" but not that.
And only play "drop the soap" at your own risk.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2004, 06:03:52 PM
Lest you Dear Readers out there in the dark think "Drop the Needle" is a druggie reference, please be enlightened.

If you've ever seen the first act of The Lisbon Traviata, you know how "Drop the Needle" is played.

"Drop the Needle" is a favorite pastime--though its technology is somewhat dated--of opera queens everywhere.  It's sort of a party game, where the host places an opera recording on the turntable, drops the tonearm (and its needle) somewhere in the middle of some aria/duet/trio/quartet/quintet/sextet/scena/etc./etc./etc. and his (and it's always his) guests have to guess, as appropriate to the piece being played, the composer, opera, singers, and date and location of the recording.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 23, 2004, 06:04:52 PM
Alas, Tomovoz, The Bygraves Lollipop song was not among the selections on my compliation.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Danise on April 23, 2004, 06:05:28 PM
Humm, sounds right up there with 52 pick up.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 23, 2004, 06:08:28 PM
BK, I will be putting in an appearance by your stall tomorrow, even though you don't have Kritzer Time bookmarks to goo with Benjamin Kritzer and Kritzerland bookmarks I already have...unless, of course, your publisher has rectified this glaring oversight...
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Noel on April 23, 2004, 06:17:20 PM
Noel coward appreciation years

Ah, how well I remember those years of appreciating cowards - Woody Allen, Col. Klinger, etc.  Not sure how that era got named after me, though.   ::)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 06:25:48 PM
Yes, I will have bookmarks for Kritzer Time this weekend, so all is well.  Look forward to seeing you there.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 06:55:33 PM
In case I don't get to tell you MR BK:

Have a swinging time tomorrow!   8)

(http://www.gifs.net/animate/apinksax.gif)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2004, 07:01:27 PM
Larry (or Mr. Elmore, or LE or DR Elmore). To do the dance, you click on reply to get to the message box. When all your smilie icons have loaded (they are above the message box) choose the ones you want to use in your page dance. Just click on them and they will appear in the message field. Once you have chosen the smilies you like, highlight them and then click the button with the arrow and the M (it's above the Add YABBC tags bar). This will add the code necessary to make your smilies dance.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'([/move]
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jane on April 23, 2004, 07:22:13 PM
JRand53 your dancers are so cute.  If I could click on those I would do more page dances.  I get dizzy doing so many happy faces.

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 07:42:05 PM
LOL DR Jane I will show you how to do it if you want to know.

Email me.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Robin on April 23, 2004, 07:42:16 PM
I have taken major heat for years for liking STAR TREK V. You're entirely right; it's not the best of the TREK movies, but I found it a lot more entertaining that the wobbly dinosaur that was the first film in the series.

Well, I actually like the first movie quite a bit.  

I've always felt that Star Trek V is the only feature film to really use the Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship to drive the plot.  For that, it scores points...and reprises one of the best things about the TV series. Sybok, played by Lawrence Luckinbill, is the most interesting villian in any of the feature films.  And it has a terrific score by Jerry Goldsmith.  

I feel the nadir of the features to be Star Trek Generations.  Horrible, horrible film.  
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 07:53:19 PM
 :) ;) :) ;) :) ;) ::) ::) :) :D ;) 8) ::) :-* ::) :o 8) :D :)[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][/move]

Did I get a page 6 dance?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 07:53:52 PM
Well, back to the drawing board, DR Ben!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 07:57:59 PM
 :) ::) :-* :o :D :) :o ::) ;D :-* ::) 8) :o :-*[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][/move]
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: elmore3003 on April 23, 2004, 07:58:29 PM
I'm a dud!!!!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 07:58:54 PM
:) ;) :) ;) :) ;) ::) ::) :) :D ;) 8) ::) :-* ::) :o 8) :D :)[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][/move]

Did I get a page 6 dance?

Larry, put the first set of letters and symbols within the brackets - [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] - in FRONT of the smilies and the last part - [/move] - AFTER the smilies - and it should work.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 08:00:17 PM
You're not a dud, DR Larry - it took me a while to figure it out, too.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Panni on April 23, 2004, 08:02:04 PM
I'm tired and hungry. Must EAT then have to clean up tornado land (aka my place).
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 08:10:40 PM
Let's see if I can do it -

 [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)[/move]
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 08:21:39 PM
Really enjoyed the SWEENEY DVD. I wish there had been a commentary or something to go along with it, but I'm not complaining. The quality is as good as videotape can look done that way.

Wonder why Merle Louise's vocals almost all had to be looped? I know on SUNDAY, Bernadette Peters' rerecorded her vocals because she was hoarse when the show was taped (she was doing SONG & DANCE then on Broadway, so I guess that's why her voice was in rocky shape.) Wonder if Merle was having vocal problems during the taping?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 08:39:37 PM
I agree.  It's harder to get into than Cloud Nine.
Now, wait a sec here.  Der Brucer and I had absolutely no trouble getting into Cloud Nine when we went there for dinner.

234 Rehoboth Ave.  And here is a link to their website. (http://cloud9restaurant.com/)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: td on April 23, 2004, 08:45:23 PM
Okay, while watching STAR! tonight, I got to thinking:
Once upon a time, in Korea, in the early 1950s, my uncle, the colonel was Marilyn Monroe's assigned escort on her USO tour.  From that tour, I have two still-to-be-published photographs:  one is of my uncle at dinner with MM, the other MM performing for the troops.
As a present to my mother and to her brother the colonel (who at the time was suffering from Alzheimer's and in a nursing home in South Carolina) I went to a photographic reproductions business - one that I knew well from their contact sheets, head shots and such - and had both original 3 x 5 photographs blown up to 8 x 10s.  
Well, when the photographs were reproduced in that format - from a new negative created from the 3 x 5s, the larger formatted prints had a strong sepia tone NOT visible on the original 3 x 5s! !  !
So, now seeing STAR! with this subtle sepia wash - - and, I'm not talking about the newsreels - they were sepia tinted when I saw a 70mm print at a rep house following the 25th anniversary - - I'm talking the whole movie looks like my photographs of Marilyn. To me, it seems that it was always there, just not as noticeable as it is in the digital domain.  
And, FOX has a lot of answering to do about this title!
WHY was the release pushed back from August '03?
WAS Robert Wise in charge of this transfer?
WHERE is the INTERMISSION card, Entr'Acte and Exit Music?
WHY does this print of STAR! show much more print damage (scratches, nicks and holes) than the print used for the laserdisc?
Too many questions, too little time.

Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 08:47:19 PM
Well - I just ordered STAR! from Amazon.com AND I preordered I COULD GO ON SINGING (out in May) at DVDPLANET for only 9.12!  

AND Amazon.com says that the Dirk Bogarde A TALE OF TWO CITIES will be out on DVD in June!  Of course it doesn't seem to be the DeLuxe Region Two DVD but at least it is Dirk as Sidney Carton!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Matt H. on April 23, 2004, 08:50:18 PM
I kind of like the ROnald Colman A TALE OF TWO CITIES. I'm not sure I've ever seen the Bogarde version though I knew it existed.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: td on April 23, 2004, 08:50:45 PM
Someone tell me how to do the damned dance!

It's just a jump to the left. . .
and then a step to the right. . .
with your hands on your hips. . .
you bring your knees in tight -
BUT, it's the pelvic thrust
that really drives you insane!
Let's do the time warp again!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: S. Woody White on April 23, 2004, 09:04:50 PM
Der Brucer and I have had a wonderful first evening at the First Annual Rehoboth Beach Food and Wine Festival, specializing in the wine tastings.

Need I say more?

But I will, fear not!

First we went to a place called Dish! which does retro.  Strangely, they associate retro with the 80s, but no matter.  They were hosting a tasting by the Rainbow Ridge Winery, a smallish operation from California which has received good scores from Wine Spectator.  We sampled their Alicante Bouschet, which is a very bold and fruity red which is nicely smooth, and made from a grape that is a recent hybred.  This was followed by their Chardonnay, which was light and pear-flavored, and not oakey at all.  It was very refreshing.

From there we wandered over to The Cultured Pearl, a chic Japanese restaurant that has a carp-filled stream running through it (but no sign of Brad Pitt or Anthony Hopkins).  They were featuring the wines from Zenaida Cellars.  Der Brucer found their Pinot Noir watery; I thought their Merlot tasted like the scorched earth after a forest fire.  Bleh.

A flight of six tastings from Robert Mondavi was offered at Blue Moon, one of Rehoboth's best restaurants (and with the competition in town these days, that's saying a lot).  We liked their Fume Blanc Reserve and the Moscato d'Oro (a sweet and intense dessert wine), but the rest was, well, expectable.  Fortunately, the Blue Moon also had a respectable cheese board set out, nice and tasty.

Tomorrow is the Dog Walk on the Boardwalk, and another round with the tastings.  This is fun!  And we get to keep our glasses!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 09:06:36 PM
LOL td.

MATTH - give the Bogarde version a look when it comes out....it's worth a rental at least if you're a fan of the story or Dirk.  I wish it had been made in color...but....  And of course Edna Mae Oliver is a great Pross!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: td on April 23, 2004, 09:10:36 PM
LOL td.


Well, you know me; I see a good opening and I've gotta jump right in!
Next thing you know, I'll be dropping the soap.   :o
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 09:15:29 PM
Lifebuoy, I hope.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: td on April 23, 2004, 09:20:10 PM
Lifebuoy, I hope.
Soap-on-a-Rope!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 09:20:24 PM
Really enjoyed the SWEENEY DVD. I wish there had been a commentary or something to go along with it, but I'm not complaining. The quality is as good as videotape can look done that way.

Wonder why Merle Louise's vocals almost all had to be looped? I know on SUNDAY, Bernadette Peters' rerecorded her vocals because she was hoarse when the show was taped (she was doing SONG & DANCE then on Broadway, so I guess that's why her voice was in rocky shape.) Wonder if Merle was having vocal problems during the taping?

Why would Merle Louise loop her vocals when Sara Woods was playing the beggar women? ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Michael on April 23, 2004, 09:22:25 PM
Soap-on-a-Rope!

With a little Irish Spring from what I've seen.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: MBarnum on April 23, 2004, 09:26:12 PM
DRs MattH and Jrand53 have I got good news for you! Coming to DVD August 20th from Universal...a box set of Deanna Durbin films!!

For info just click here:

http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_listing.asp?productid=42837&format=DVD (http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_listing.asp?productid=42837&format=DVD)
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: td on April 23, 2004, 09:29:31 PM
With a little Irish Spring from what I've seen.
That's what puts the spring in my step!
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jrand69 on April 23, 2004, 09:58:38 PM
Thanks MBARNUM!  Hurray!  

Lava - the hand soap.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 10:38:15 PM
Where'd everybody go?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: bk on April 23, 2004, 10:40:40 PM
I wuz just about to ask that very question.  Now I don't have to ask that very question.  We need action, fun, hachacha.  We need romping and cavorting by late-night denizens.  We need young girls for Jed so he can be nefarious.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 10:48:30 PM
'Tis what I do best, ya know.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Tomovoz on April 23, 2004, 11:29:50 PM
Just made it home in time for today's media check:
DVD: We have been watching the first series of "Six Feet Under".
CD: Best of the Walker Brothers.
Hello Jed & Tom.
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Jed on April 23, 2004, 11:42:25 PM
And hello to you, Tom.  Gotta check myself after all these fershluganah daylight savings time changes... about 4:45pm for you, correct?
Title: Re:THE QUIZ KIDS
Post by: Tomovoz on April 23, 2004, 11:49:35 PM
Spot on Jed!
Spot is not my dog either. Out damn spot.