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Title: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: bk on July 04, 2010, 11:40:42 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were entitled and you can download them illegally, and now it is time for you to post until the illegally downloaded cows come home.
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Post by: bk on July 04, 2010, 11:41:16 PM
And the word of the day is: RATAPLAN!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 05, 2010, 12:26:15 AM
TOD

SHELLY BERMAN
BOB NEWHART
BILL COSBY
BROTHER DAVE GARNER
ROSE MARIE
PHYLLIS DILLER
TOTIE FIELDS

der Brucer
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Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 12:55:09 AM
TOD

BOB NEWHART
BILL COSBY
ROSE MARIE
PHYLLIS DILLER
TOTIE FIELDS

der Brucer

Ditto to these!

I'd never seen Shelly Berman or heard of Brother Dave Garner.
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Post by: Michael on July 05, 2010, 04:17:55 AM
Ditto to most of the ones already mentioned

TOD

THEN
Tom Lehrer
Stiller & Meara
Joan Rivers
Burns & Schrieber
 
TODAY
Pablo Francisco
John Pinette
Paula Poundstone

and these are the ones that come to mind right away
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 04:50:39 AM
Morning, all
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Post by: Edisaurus on July 05, 2010, 04:51:39 AM
Good morning!

Tummy not feeling so good, probably from having left-over hot dogs and onion relish for dinner that came from the party we went to on the 3rd. Who knows how long they had been sitting out.

TOD: Victor Borge
Tom Lehrer
Vaughn Meader
Bob Newhart
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner
Milton Berle
The Smothers Brothers
Bill Cosby

I know most of these aren't traditional "stand ups" (especially Lehrer and Borge :-)  ) but I loved their records when I was a kid!

Today...hmmm...not too familar with the current crop, but ones who are more recent than those above that I liked:
Jimmy Brogan
George Carlin
Emo Phillips
Judy Tenuta
A. Whitney Brown
Joel Hodgson
Kevin Nealon
Steven Wright
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 04:52:15 AM
TOD: I would happily second most of the names already mentioned with a special shout-out to Bob Newhart, who has taken minimalism to great heights of hilarity.
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 04:53:00 AM
Am feeling exhausted from cooking dinner for 11 on Saturday and the cleanup, which continues. But it's off to work.
Hope all of you have a good day.
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Post by: Edisaurus on July 05, 2010, 04:54:39 AM
After watching the fireworks at Lenox last night, I told Greg that I wished I could see how they do the whole setting-off process. Lo and behold, when we got home, PBS was airing a documentary about the history of fireworks, how they're made and the process of putting together a show. It was very interesting and answered a lot of questions I think about every time I see a fireworks show.
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Post by: Edisaurus on July 05, 2010, 04:55:43 AM
I thought today was a holiday for most people, but I guess not. It's not a "garbage holiday", either!
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 04:56:50 AM
Congrats on selling out of "Promises."
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 04:57:37 AM
I thought today was a holiday for most people, but I guess not. It's not a "garbage holiday", either!
I work for a government agency but am not considered a government employee. So there's is no time-and-a-half for the day, either. But I need the hours and am grateful for them.
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 04:58:15 AM
Has everybody read Jason Robert Brown's blog regarding file sharing?
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 05:49:15 AM
I'm up even before I need to be up.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 05:49:52 AM
I had an e-mail just before I went to sleep from someone at that download site saying the link had already disappeared.  I'll go check to make sure.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 05:54:00 AM
Nichols & May - particularly their Bargain Funeral routine.

Ed Sullivan always had the BEST comedians......

Totie Fields
Woody Allen

And I loved all of Steve Allen's routines and his Man on the Street Interviews with

Don Knotts & Louis Nye (Hi Ho Steverino!)

Phyllis Diller
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 05:54:32 AM
Thoughts and prayers for Kyle friend of DR MBARNUM....what a terrible event!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 05:55:36 AM
DR CILLA LIZ I also enjoyed AMERICA THE HISTORY OF US!

I also watched some episodes of SOUTHLAND on dvd and was still annoyed that in the first episode they identified a 1963 Chevrolet as a 1964 Chevrolet......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr r
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on July 05, 2010, 05:56:42 AM
And the word of the day is: RATAPLAN!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  BEAT OUT DAT RHYTHM ON A DRUM
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 05:59:00 AM
1964 Chevrolet

(http://citynoise.org/cache/preview/27042.jpg)



1963 Chevrolet

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2615890362_d6c47b90f2.jpg)
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 06:00:09 AM
Notice the difference.....really now!
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 06:17:02 AM
New title is announced.  Download link is gone with the wind.  Now, get me off this damn page.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 06:35:18 AM
Good morning, all! I'm not really taking the day off, I'm working at home on my OZ presentation and Victor Herbert affairs. The Upper West Side has been amazingly quiet this long weekend, and I have really enjoyed it. I think this afternoon my friend Chris is stopping by and it will be nice to see him. Perhaps we'll go over to Artie's or somewhere else for dinner and I can hear all about his current round of dating and what his band is up to. They're performing on July 16 and he's been busy in the recording studio with them for the past couple of weeks.

Last night I had a long dream about working in the Miami University Library and cataloging many large green-bound collections of plays. I couldn't tell in the dream if I were there as a student assistant, a job I held for three years of undergrad and two years of grad school, or if I were on the library staff, a position I held the last year before I left Oxford for good. Anyway, I woke up thinking about a number of wonderful ladies I knew, worked with, and admired during those six years: Helen Ball, one of the best employers I ever worked for, Sarah Barr and her mother Esther Crist, Ruth Hines, who was my supervisor in the periodicals dept for the first three years I was a library assistant, Katy Guckler, a concentration camp survivor, and her sister, whose name I cannot remember, but she looked very much like harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. Katy and her sister both spoke English with a heavy Czech accent and they were opposites: Katy with very wild white hair and her sister with black hair pulled back into a bun, both very funny and sharp as tacks with wicked senses of humor.

I don't know why I'm remembering these women today, and I guess that most of them, if not all, are longer living. Still, I remember and honor them.
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Post by: Kerry on July 05, 2010, 06:35:47 AM
I was home before fireworks started last night and hadn't intended on watching any fireworks.  It turns out that my front yard is the perfect place to see a grand display of fireworks at a City park about a mile away.  So, I saw fireworks after all.

I said, "OOOoooohhhh!!," and I said, "AAAAAahhhhhhh!"   Because those are in the fireworks viewing rules.
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Post by: JMK on July 05, 2010, 06:41:05 AM
Good morning, all! I'm not really taking the day off, I'm working at home on my OZ presentation and Victor Herbert affairs. The Upper West Side has been amazingly quiet this long weekend, and I have really enjoyed it. I think this afternoon my friend Chris is stopping by and it will be nice to see him. Perhaps we'll go over to Artie's or somewhere else for dinner and I can hear all about his current round of dating and what his band is up to. They're performing on July 16 and he's been busy in the recording studio with them for the past couple of weeks.

Last night I had a long dream about working in the Miami University Library and cataloging many large green-bpind collections of plays. I couldn't tell in the dream if I were there as a student assistant, a job I held for three years of undergrad and two years of grad school, or if I were on the library staff, a position I held the last year before I left Oxford for good. Anyway, I woke up thinking about a number of wonderful ladies I knew, worked with, and admired during those six years: Helen Ball, one of the best employers I ever worked for, Sarah Barr and her mother Esther Crist, Ruth Hines, who was my supervisor in the periodicals dept for the first three years I was a library assistant, Katy Guckler, a concentration camp survivor, and her sister, whose name I cannot remember, but she looked very much like harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. Katy and her sister both spoke English with a heavy Czech accent and they were opposites: Katy with very wikd white hair and her sister with black hair pulled back into a bun, both very funny and sharp as tacks with wicked senses of humor.

I don't know why I'm remembering these women today, and I guess that most of them, if not all, are longer living. Still, I remember and honor them.

Elmore, have you ever heard one of Percy Faith's earliest big hits, the Azevedo tune "Delicado"?  That's Landowska's harpischord featured in that.  Percy and Mitch Miller were in the studio getting ready to record the tune and noticed the harpsichord in the corner, locked shut.  They managed to gently force the lock open and decided to feature the harpsichord on the tune (I can't remember what Percy's original orchestration called for).  I've always loved that story.
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Post by: JMK on July 05, 2010, 06:57:06 AM
The funny thing about it is, because "Delicado" was such a huge smash, Faith started using harpsichords in his arrangements all the time, both for his own orchestra and for the tons of Columbia artists he was writing for ("Come on-a My House" by Rosemary Clooney, for example).
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Post by: JMK on July 05, 2010, 06:57:39 AM
And with that semi-fascinating bit o'trivia, we turn off the computer and head east!
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:12:48 AM
Monday morning greetings!  We are staying with Mary Linda's grandfather and his wife (step-grandmother to ML).  Carol just fed us a fantastic brunch.  Also staying here are ML's aunt and almost-4-year-old cousin.
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:13:46 AM
DR Elmore - the last I heard, Sarah was still living and her daughter Belinda is now working for MU libraries.  Third generation!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on July 05, 2010, 07:18:05 AM
BK, I had the privilege to work with Shelley Berman  twice in dinner theatre, doing the water plays -- DON'T DRINK THE WATER & YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING.  A lot of actors did not think it a privilege to work with Shelley, because of what they perceived as his difficult temperment.  I enjoyed both of my times working with him very much.   What people didn't understand about him, that they thought made him difficult, was that he was very precise about comedy.  They were sloppy actors.  He hated actors who cluttered up a punchline by doing overwrought reactions and business.  He firmly believed (which is something I believe in) "one joke at a time"; "keep the comedy clean (as in uncluttered)".

He taught me invaluable lessons about timing and comedy and I enjoyed working with him both times.  We got along; I like to think because I "got" it.  He was a very good actor and very smart.  You could discuss Shakespeare with him.  Off-stage time with him was a treat...some of the funniest moments I ever had were spent in his company.  I'm delighted that he's had a late in life success with Larry David's show. 

I remember once he and I were sitting in the house watching the director direct an actor in a big, overwrought, unfunny piece of shtick, Shelley glanced over at me dourly and murmured out  of the corner of his mouth, "I like my comedy subtle."  I nodded in agreement.
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Post by: Matthew on July 05, 2010, 07:19:07 AM
I'm home, I'm awake, and back to work.  More later...
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Post by: Matthew on July 05, 2010, 07:20:04 AM
Thanks for the travel vibes - that's a whole other post completely!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 07:27:32 AM
DR Elmore - the last I heard, Sarah was still living and her daughter Belinda is now working for MU libraries.  Third generation!

Belinda is about two years younger than I. Esther Crist was born in Middletown, in the same South Main Street area my grandmother lived in. I always liked Belinda, and I loved loved loved Sarah. I hope she is well. She's a beautiful, funny lady. Her kids were great. She had a son about a year older than I who came back from Viet Nam with a ton of problems. I hope he's okay.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 07:28:21 AM
Good morning.  I'm going to do a couple things at the office, but otherwise am taking today off and will try to finish the project I had planned to have help with later this week
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 07:28:54 AM
I really have a lot of work to do in the house, cleaning and organizing.  I't sraining right now, so if the day stays like this, I won't have any problem staying in . 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 07:29:35 AM
But first it's off to coffee with Paul.  I haven't seen him since right before I went up the hill to watch Steven Winwood.   He had so much fun all afternoon that he fell asleep during Santana
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 07:29:59 AM
TOD:

Jack Benny
Groucho Marx
Sid Caesar
Don Rickles
Ricky Gervais
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 07:30:44 AM
DR MBarnum, I send vibes to your friend Mark and Kyle's family. What a horrible thing to happen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vibes to Kyle's family! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 07:32:57 AM
TOD:
Hmm, I was really into comedians a few years ago, but haven't been so much lately.
I agree with most of what I've seen
Seinfeld was very funny live,
Bill Cosby - especially the old stuff I grew up listening to his albums..Noah and the ark cracked me up over and over
Steven Wright

I'm going to be late for coffee....better run!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 07:34:05 AM
CONTINUED VIBES TO KYLE, MARK AND KYLE'S LOVED ONES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MBarnum, plese let us know how Kyle is doing when you get an update..   VIBES TO YOU TOO~~~~~~
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 07:47:45 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you feel that you were more organized earlier in your life when you had strong guidance - but that you would only accept such guidance in your life today from strong people whom you respect....and they are in short supply.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 07:49:07 AM
Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 07:49:49 AM
Of course Ed Sullivan also had on a bunch of comics that I NEVER found to be funny including:

Myron Cohen
Sam Levinson
Jack E. Leonard
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Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 07:53:38 AM
MBarnum, I saw so sorry to read your news about your friends. Please know they are in my prayers.
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 07:56:49 AM
The fireworks on my street last night were non-stop.

Scared my poor dog to the point where I had to drag her outside to do her late night walk.

Texas!

 ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 08:42:30 AM
Miss Blue Moon used to be afraid of thunder and fireworks and would always want to come inside during those events.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 08:43:50 AM
DR JMK, I have no memory of the Percy Faith piece at all, but I was never a collector of Percy Faith recordings as a kid. My money all went into cast albums, soundtracks, and classical albums.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 08:47:41 AM
I wish I could go to Williamstown and see my friend Chris Fitzgerald as Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on July 05, 2010, 08:54:00 AM
BUDDY HACKETT
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 09:08:27 AM
BUDDY HACKETT

I saw Buddy perform in Vegas once.  He was very funny...and very R-rated.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 09:15:11 AM
DR Elmore, here is DELICADO by Percy Faith. It is great!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNlyzynz_k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNlyzynz_k)
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 09:33:07 AM
Thank you for the vibes for Kyle and his family. I talked to Mark this morning and he and his family are on their way to a hospital in Fort Collins which is where Kyle was eventually taken to (it is a 2 or 3  hour drive from where they all live). He will give me an update later. Evidently Kyle and Sugar (the police dog) were returning from a search and rescue situation when they were hit.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 09:34:10 AM
Well, I think I will watch and burn some episodes of SEA HUNT onto DVR. I did the same with episodes of HIGHWAY PATROL yesterday.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 09:34:12 AM
From Ginny:
Quote
By the way, Michigan doesn't "feel like Michigan."  I expected when we crossed the state like that the temperature would drop 20 degrees and the humidity would dissipate.  No such luck - today Michigan feels like SW Ohio.

More like the Michigan I remember  ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 09:36:31 AM
Today is hot and humid here....feels like SW Ohio today
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 09:38:16 AM
Thank you for the vibes for Kyle and his family. I talked to Mark this morning and he and his family are on their way to a hospital in Fort Collins which is where Kyle was eventually taken to (it is a 2 or 3  hour drive from where they all live). He will give me an update later. Evidently Kyle and Sugar (the police dog) were returning from a search and rescue situation when they were hit.

Prayers and all good thoughts for Kyle and his loved ones.  Hugs to you.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 09:39:01 AM
LOL Derbrucer.  We only needed to hide Sherlock from the dog police.  Keith also wanted a place to sit and the rock under the trees worked well.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 09:40:17 AM
DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 09:41:08 AM
LOL Derbrucer.  We only needed to hide Sherlock from the dog police.  Keith also wanted a place to sit and the rock under the trees worked well.

Why did you need to hide him from the dog police?  Weren't dogs allowed on the street?
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Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 09:41:26 AM
Feels like Arizona here.
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Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 09:42:50 AM
I'd do an Arizona dance, but it's too hot.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 09:50:43 AM
The street yes, the park no.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:03:47 AM
Ok, I get it then.  BTW, they are amending our vicious animal ordinance so you have the option to take the dog somewhere 50 miles out of the city.  There has to be verification of who adopted the dog or what rescue it went to so dogs won't be abandoned in the country, but it's a little better.  They did keep the pit bull ban, though.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:07:14 AM
I went to the office for a 10 minute thing I should have done last week, but will be ok if it's done before tomorrow.  I couldn't believe the building door was locked!  I have a key so it's no big deal for me, but there are lots of people in the building who I've seen working on  Monday holidays in the past. I was surprised that you couldn't get in today.  A woman was standing outside with an envelope almost in a panic.  She said it had to get to her lawyers office.  So, i took it for her and slid it under their door.  Wonder how many other people will try to get in today
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 10:07:40 AM
DR Cillaliz, I can't believe your family is so mad at you and your mom. I'm sure you spent hours cleaning the mess for them. Tell them next time someone gets sick you will just leave the vomit for them to clean up.

I could see maybe if it was a new car that it would be upsetting. But the fact that you cleaned it ...

It just seems crazy that they wouldn't just say "next time please tell us" and let it go. I can't believe their reactions.  I hope your mom isn't still that upset.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:09:48 AM
Vibes for DR CILLA LIZ......
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 10:10:06 AM
DR Jane I finally got my mom to read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. She didn't think that she would like it (she reads a lot). I told her she would like it. And she did. I think she is next at the library for the second book. And there were only like 11 people (with 6 copies) for book 3.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:10:18 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 10:11:44 AM
Vibes for Kyle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So sad.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:12:29 AM
Very warm today here as well....and tickets go on sale for BLITHE SPIRIT.  Tomorrow is our invited guests/photo opportunity performance....and then we open Thursday.

I may take some photos tonight....our set is DONE.

Hopefully Charles has calmed down - he didn't get the PLACES call on Friday evening and was late on his first entrance - so I will be sure he gets the call from now on, perhaps accompanied by a bop on the head with a frying pan....as they say in EATING RAOUL.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 10:12:39 AM
DR Cillaliz you should forward DR MBarnum's post from yesterday to your family who are acting like babies.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 10:12:43 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.

He'll be singing on the new Victor Herbert recording, but he won't be showing his legs!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:13:42 AM
I am making DVD's for DRMBARNUM.....but the programming is neither Sea Hunt nor Highway Patrol.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 10:13:51 AM
Ok, I get it then.  BTW, they are amending our vicious animal ordinance so you have the option to take the dog somewhere 50 miles out of the city.  There has to be verification of who adopted the dog or what rescue it went to so dogs won't be abandoned in the country, but it's a little better.  They did keep the pit bull ban, though.

That is an improvement. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:13:53 AM
DR Jennifer, you don't know the half of it.  My brother called my sister.  She couldn't figure out what the crisis was either.  They have just gone off the deep end about nothing.  It's too bad, but I fear their over reaction will have lasting effects.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:14:13 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.

He'll be singing on the new Voctor Herbert recording, but he won't be showing his legs!

Perhaps there will be photos.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:15:42 AM
DR Cillaliz you should forward DR MBarnum's post from yesterday to your family who are acting like babies.

Unfortunately, I don't think it would make a difference
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:16:42 AM
Thanks JRand.  I'm fine, just mad at the lack of respect for my mom. 
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Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:17:02 AM
I AM MUNCHING ON A CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT sung to the tune of YANKEE DOODLE.
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Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:17:54 AM
I have no idea what that post means, but I am munching on a chocolate doughnut.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 10:18:37 AM
DR Jane I finally got my mom to read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. She didn't think that she would like it (she reads a lot). I told her she would like it. And she did. I think she is next at the library for the second book. And there were only like 11 people (with 6 copies) for book 3.

I'm glad she is enjoying the book.  She is lucky the waiting list is now a short one.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 10:18:39 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.

He'll be singing on the new Voctor Herbert recording, but he won't be showing his legs!

Perhaps there will be photos.

I'll have him do a Claudette Colbert hitchiker shot from IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT just for you!
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:19:52 AM
I went back to sleep for a couple of hours, and now I am up and have printed out a few orders.  Nothing earth-shattering but a fair amount.  I knew today wouldn't be that busy, order-wise, but since another label that was supposed to release their two titles last week but didn't because they didn't want to bump up against the Varese release of Spartacus (in fact two labels pushed their releases - normally my releases don't conflict with anyone), I had no choice but to release today.  I suspect when people return from their vacations the orders will pick up - our last Ken Thorne CD was a pretty quick sellout.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 10:21:10 AM
DR Jennifer, you don't know the half of it.  My brother called my sister.  She couldn't figure out what the crisis was either.  They have just gone off the deep end about nothing.  It's too bad, but I fear their over reaction will have lasting effects.

This is good your sister agrees. :)  Your father seems very quiet through all of this.  Does he wisely stay out of it?  Send your mother a big hug from me, if you dare to say you talk about such things on a public site.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 10:21:51 AM
I wish I could have gone back to sleep for a couple of hours.
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Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:22:18 AM
I thought today was a holiday for most people, but I guess not. It's not a "garbage holiday", either!
I work for a government agency but am not considered a government employee. So there's is no time-and-a-half for the day, either. But I need the hours and am grateful for them.


I believe we were given today off as a dry-run for next Monday's temporary lay-off.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:22:28 AM
Monday morning off work today vibes.  Hi.   ;D
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Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:25:28 AM
1964 Chevrolet

(http://citynoise.org/cache/preview/27042.jpg)



1963 Chevrolet

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2615890362_d6c47b90f2.jpg)

My mother had a '64 Chevolet, or was it a '63?
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:25:43 AM
Thanks JRand.  I'm fine, just mad at the lack of respect for my mom. 

I understand.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 10:26:12 AM
DR Jane I finally got my mom to read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. She didn't think that she would like it (she reads a lot). I told her she would like it. And she did. I think she is next at the library for the second book. And there were only like 11 people (with 6 copies) for book 3.

She finished the first book.

Crazy that I was number 11 a month ago when it first came out. And i had been on the list for like 6 months.

But i'm sure they've lent the book out to a lot of people in the last month.

I'm glad she is enjoying the book.  She is lucky the waiting list is now a short one.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:26:23 AM
Look at the tail lights, DR TCB.....you would be completely useless in a police investigation.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:26:38 AM
I walked down Main Street this morning to get coffee.  Looks like almost all the stores will be open today.  I hope the employees get holiday pay.  I've never worked in a retail store, so I'm spoiled in having 5 (or 7?) holidays off each year.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:27:32 AM
Retail is a  different animal, DR SAM
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
I appreciated DR CP's story about Mr Shelley Berman.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:29:53 AM
Looking forward to rehearsal this evening....hopefully the cast members have looked at their scripts at least once over the last two days.....I have every confidence in them....they are a pretty good bunch.

But we don't have to worry about peaking too early.....to be sure.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:30:12 AM
I guess MR BK forgot to ask Mr Larson about Miss Hayes yesterday.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:30:40 AM
Maybe I will take my other camera and get some video this evening......we shall see......
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:32:01 AM
I have no idea what that post means, but I am munching on a chocolate doughnut.

I don't know what it means either, but I like it
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 10:34:41 AM
Ok, I need to go to the basement and continue the project I started yesterday.  I made a lot of progress on the organizing and realized it's not nearly as bad as I thought it was.   This is good news.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:37:04 AM
Thank you for the vibes for Kyle and his family. I talked to Mark this morning and he and his family are on their way to a hospital in Fort Collins which is where Kyle was eventually taken to (it is a 2 or 3  hour drive from where they all live). He will give me an update later. Evidently Kyle and Sugar (the police dog) were returning from a search and rescue situation when they were hit.

MBarnum, my prayers for friend Mark, his brother-in-law, Kyle, and to their entire family.  I imagine alcohol may have been a factor (with the other driver).
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:40:36 AM
Well, I think I will watch and burn some episodes of SEA HUNT onto DVR. I did the same with episodes of HIGHWAY PATROL yesterday.

Mike, have you come across the episode involving the hydroplane race?  They used the actual footage of the Miss Thriftway hitting the Coast Guard cutter on Lake Washington back in, I believe 1959.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:40:59 AM
I took 5 hours to walk the street fair yesterday, I hope everyone in the retail business did well.   I'm starting to get to know some of the long time store owners (40 or more years on Main St.) and they all say the same thing.  That the new landlords are raising the rents by 2 or 3 times on new leases and forcing the long time stores to relocate, so the flavor of Ventura Main Street is changing.    People used to come here from all over the country to go to the book stores etc., and now the new stores are just any city chain stores no one cares about.

The same thing happened on Hollywood Blvd., during the 4 years I lived there.  The landlords didn't live in Hollywood and were clueless about what made the tourist come to Hollywood.   Now it's just supergraphics advertising covering all the buildings.  Yuck.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:42:27 AM
VIBES, VIBES, AND MORE VIBES FOR EVERYONE TODAY. :)
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Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:44:37 AM
Need to wash dishes, take out the trash, do some yard work, watch a movie.

Take a walk down to the pier and beach.   Have not put my toes in the sand yet.

 ;)
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:45:16 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.


That is why the name sounded familiar!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:46:31 AM
Did something really weird just happen to the site ?
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:47:09 AM
Never mind the page looks normal again.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:48:26 AM
Listening to Guy Haines. 
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:48:31 AM
Look at the tail lights, DR TCB.....you would be completely useless in a police investigation.


 ;D Hehehe!  I knew that post would upset you.  She had a '64.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Sam on July 05, 2010, 10:48:56 AM
Have a wonderful day everyone.   ;)
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:51:37 AM
Good news, DR TCB......the '63 tail lights collected snow in the wintertime and the lights got covered up.....scary.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:51:50 AM
I took 5 hours to walk the street fair yesterday, I hope everyone in the retail business did well.   I'm starting to get to know some of the long time store owners (40 or more years on Main St.) and they all say the same thing.  That the new landlords are raising the rents by 2 or 3 times on new leases and forcing the long time stores to relocate, so the flavor of Ventura Main Street is changing.    People used to come here from all over the country to go to the book stores etc., and now the new stores are just any city chain stores no one cares about.

The same thing happened on Hollywood Blvd., during the 4 years I lived there.  The landlords didn't live in Hollywood and were clueless about what made the tourist come to Hollywood.   Now it's just supergraphics advertising covering all the buildings.  Yuck.


Hmm, Sam, maybe it has to do with you moving into the neighborhood?   ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 10:52:31 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.


That is why the name sounded familiar!

For you, DR JRand59!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 10:54:52 AM
I just made a disastrous but very delicious omelette involving cheddar, sliced ham, and salsa. I know what to do correctly the next time.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:55:19 AM
Jrand, it's not that I forgot, it's just that Jack is usually ensconced in conversation by the time I get there and it never abates.  He's always with the same group - Kevin Thomas, Marsha Hunt, and those folks.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:55:33 AM
DR ELMORE I would like to see Christopher Fitzgerald and his soccer calves as Pseudolus as well.


That is why the name sounded familiar!

For you, DR JRand59!

I see that Playbill is having a close-out on Broadway merchandise.  There are some FINNIAN'S RAINBOW shirts and mugs included.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:56:11 AM
Had a call from dear reader Jeanne, who's feeling under the weather and asking if we can meet closer to her - I suppose we'll try that, although I don't want to get into any traffic situations today.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:57:31 AM
Jrand, it's not that I forgot, it's just that Jack is usually ensconced in conversation by the time I get there and it never abates.  He's always with the same group - Kevin Thomas, Marsha Hunt, and those folks.

Ahhhh.....I can understand his popularity.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:57:35 AM
Vibes to DR Jeanne!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:57:55 AM
Thank you DR ELMORE.....and now a view from the back please.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:58:15 AM
Page Five Rear View Dance.

Use your imaginations for the visual.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:58:37 AM
And it is very nice to see DR Sam posting, when she doesn't have to dash off after two or three posts.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 10:59:39 AM
And it is very nice to see DR Sam posting, when she doesn't have to dash off after two or three posts.

Well, of course, I said that and she is gone.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 10:59:39 AM
I am listening to the PP second disk.....I hope HHW'er with a Broadway bent ordered this set......of course it doesn't have Kristen Chenowith singing "A House Is Not A Home" .... but it has its compensations.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:00:17 AM
It happens to me all the time DR TCB......DR TCB.......DR TCB.......

See what I mean?
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 11:00:46 AM
I am listening to the PP second disk.....I hope HHW'er with a Broadway bent ordered this set......of course it doesn't have Kristen Chenowith singing "A House Is Not A Home" .... but it has its compensations.


True, and that song was such a good fit for the show.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 11:01:30 AM
It happens to me all the time DR TCB......DR TCB.......DR TCB.......

See what I mean?

You can't get rid of me that quickly.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:02:18 AM
And now for the latest News.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:03:37 AM
That is all.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 11:03:41 AM
Vibes for DR Jeanne. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DR Jane that New Yorker thing was funny.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 11:03:51 AM
It is hot hot hot here.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:04:00 AM
LOL DR TCB
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:04:19 AM
That sounds like a disco song, DR JENNIFER
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 11:07:25 AM
.....


A friend of mine and DR Ginny was crazy for Huey Lewis.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 11:11:53 AM
Wow!  Frightening weather news for the East.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/05/us.heat.wave/index.html?hpt=T2


Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 11:13:47 AM
Thank you DR ELMORE.....and now a view from the back please.

Sorry, DR JRand59! This is the best I can do.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 11:18:09 AM
I just saw on Facebook (pardon my French) that DR Ann spent the Fourth of July in the hospital getting major doses of morphine.  And she is apparently still there.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:29:06 AM
DR ELMORE.....that will suffice.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:29:20 AM
Vibes for DR ANN....oh my!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 11:52:59 AM
I just spoke to son, Jed, and apparently yesterday morning Ann was doubled over in pain, and they took her to the hospital  They think it is some sort of abnominal problem.  She is feeling better (on morphine) and may be able to go home tomorrow.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
Thanks for the report, DR TCB.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Ben on July 05, 2010, 11:58:15 AM
Afternoon all.

That is all.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 12:00:18 PM
I hope they know what caused the pain, or else she'll be back as soon as the morphine wears off.

Vibes to Ann!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 12:21:20 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Health Vibes for DR Ann! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 12:21:42 PM
I just spoke to son, Jed, and apparently yesterday morning Ann was doubled over in pain, and they took her to the hospital  They think it is some sort of abnomial problem.  She is feeling better (on morphine) and may be able to go home tomorrow.

DR TCB, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jrand70 on July 05, 2010, 12:50:47 PM
I shall now be off to the theatre to change out the zebra stripe curtains to some lovely seafoam green chiffon sheer curtains....and add the final special effects.

We will also block the curtain call tonight....always a cause for tears with some thinking they should be taking their bows LATER....
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 12:56:15 PM
I took 5 hours to walk the street fair yesterday, I hope everyone in the retail business did well.   I'm starting to get to know some of the long time store owners (40 or more years on Main St.) and they all say the same thing.  That the new landlords are raising the rents by 2 or 3 times on new leases and forcing the long time stores to relocate, so the flavor of Ventura Main Street is changing.    People used to come here from all over the country to go to the book stores etc., and now the new stores are just any city chain stores no one cares about.


I'm sorry to read that.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 12:59:08 PM
Vibes for DR Jeanne. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DR Jane that New Yorker thing was funny.

DITTO!!


Glad you enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 01:01:50 PM
MEGA VIBES FOR DR ANN!!!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 01:03:55 PM
I can finally return for a PT session today.  Wish me luck I retained my mobility and strength and that the therapist can do something to reduce the pain.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 05, 2010, 01:11:20 PM
TOD:

My favorites were Lily Tomlin and Flip Wilson.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 01:12:29 PM
VIBES TO DR ANN~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 01:13:56 PM
I hope PT is pain-free, Jane!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 01:19:37 PM
vibes to all who need them
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on July 05, 2010, 01:21:34 PM
I AM MUNCHING ON A CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT sung to the tune of YANKEE DOODLE.

Loved To Eat YANKEE DOODLES
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 01:43:50 PM
MEGA VIBES FOR DR ANN!!!

The same from me.
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Post by: Edisaurus on July 05, 2010, 02:40:53 PM
Pain free vibes to DR Ann!
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Post by: Edisaurus on July 05, 2010, 02:41:28 PM
Hugs to MBarnum and vibes to his friends...that is indeed tragic.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 02:46:42 PM
Back from a nice lunch with dear reader Jeanne - we went to Louise's in Westwood.  I ate too much, but that's life.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 03:01:56 PM
BUDDY HACKETT

I saw Buddy perform in Vegas once.  He was very funny...and very R-rated.

I remember him performing on HBO a couple of comedy specials.  He was hysterical and VERY R-rated!
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 03:04:09 PM
That sounds like a disco song, DR JENNIFER

It's 95F. It rarely gets that hot here.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 03:05:37 PM
Vibes for DR Ann. Hope they find out what was wrong and i hope she is feeling better.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 03:19:54 PM
I just saw on Facebook (pardon my French) that DR Ann spent the Fourth of July in the hospital getting major doses of morphine.  And she is apparently still there.

~~~SUPER VIBES FOR DR ANN!!~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 03:20:43 PM
DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.

Jane, I didn't write my post correctly...my sister didn't actually lose her job.  She DID just get the one-day-a-month furlough, but she said that she got her "layoff papers" (they were for the furlough), so that's what I posted.  She does still have her job and is very happy to have it.

But thanks for the vibes, anyway. :)
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: TCB on July 05, 2010, 03:28:56 PM
DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.

Jane, I didn't write my post correctly...my sister didn't actually lose her job.  She DID just get the one-day-a-month furlough, but she said that she got her "layoff papers" (they were for the furlough), so that's what I posted.  She does still have her job and is very happy to have it.

But thanks for the vibes, anyway. :)

Yes they found out that "furlough" is not a word that is found in any of the State Labor Contracts.  So each and every one of the state employees who are affected got a letter of temporary layoff on July 12, with a rehire of July 13.  The state is required to give us each one of those letters for all ten layoff days.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
Did you like it in Sweet River?

Yes, I liked it it was fine.

Just having a Schmidt and Jones moment.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 03:36:32 PM
I'd like to swim in a clear blue stream where the water is icy cold.


(Especially on a day as hot, humid and hazy as today).
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 03:42:48 PM
It's 108 in Washington DC.  Like Phoenix with humidity
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Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 03:43:39 PM
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier today:

Quote
In "Back to the Future," Doc sets the clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day.

Just had to share. :D
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 03:44:05 PM
I can finally return for a PT session today.  Wish me luck I retained my mobility and strength and that the therapist can do something to reduce the pain.

~~~PT Vibes for DR Jane!!~~~
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 03:44:15 PM
It's very humid here.  Actually it's raining..
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Laura on July 05, 2010, 03:47:59 PM
I would like rain.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 03:50:12 PM
DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.

Jane, I didn't write my post correctly...my sister didn't actually lose her job.  She DID just get the one-day-a-month furlough, but she said that she got her "layoff papers" (they were for the furlough), so that's what I posted.  She does still have her job and is very happy to have it.

But thanks for the vibes, anyway. :)

I'm very relieved to read this! :D
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 03:51:11 PM
DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.

Jane, I didn't write my post correctly...my sister didn't actually lose her job.  She DID just get the one-day-a-month furlough, but she said that she got her "layoff papers" (they were for the furlough), so that's what I posted.  She does still have her job and is very happy to have it.

But thanks for the vibes, anyway. :)

Yes they found out that "furlough" is not a word that is found in any of the State Labor Contracts.  So each and every one of the state employees who are affected got a letter of temporary layoff on July 12, with a rehire of July 13.  The state is required to give us each one of those letters for all ten layoff days.

 ::)
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 03:51:57 PM
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier today:

Quote
In "Back to the Future," Doc sets the clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day.

Just had to share. :D

;D Thanks.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 03:53:51 PM
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier today:

Quote
In "Back to the Future," Doc sets the clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day.

Just had to share. :D

;D Thanks.

That is very cool.  I loved that movie
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 04:00:14 PM
I've been down the basement working on the projects I was going to have help with next weekend.  So far I have thrown out one garbage bag full of stuff.  Washed 4 loads of blankets and bedding that were down there and smelled a little musty - I'll store them upstairs in the spare bedroom closet.  Emptied several boxes of books, sorted other boxes and put together a cabinet to store some of the other stuff that hasnt' had a home.  I'm actually getting close to having the big room organized.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 04:01:02 PM
Thank you Laura, Cilla & George.

The pain didn't interfere with the stretches he does to me.  In fact, probably due to the warm weather, he said my flexibility & mobility had improved.  Because of the pain he, again, reduced my weights.  He was able to reduce the pain some.

Now that I'm home typing the pain is getting worst again.  I really must stop typing so much.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 04:02:21 PM
Callie has been right there helping me.  It's really been funny.   I was also roasting a chicken and when the timer would go off or the dryer would buzz she'd come and get me and meow.  I really think she was telling me there was some strange noise and I better go check it out.
Title: Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 04:02:50 PM
Page 7 cool beans
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 04:14:40 PM
Callie is a good cat. :)
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 04:33:04 PM
Marriage is for single girls
And single girls are what we are
Tick tock
Goes the clock
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 04:33:17 PM
I spent the day finishing the corrections for my galley proofs, which I will send off to the publisher in a day or two, after I've had a chance to review them.
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 04:34:56 PM
Tonight, in anticipation of getting PROMISES. PROMISES tomorrow, we're going to watch THE APARTMENT.
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 04:39:45 PM
I would like rain.

Soon it's gonna rain, I can feel it, soon it's gonna rain, I can tell. . .
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Post by: Druxy on July 05, 2010, 04:41:44 PM
We watched a terrible movie last night, MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS with Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Dean Martin.  It was part of a Sinatra DVD box set I had, and I'd never seen this film before.

The basic story premise had potential, but the script was very unfunny and the director knew absolutely nothing about comedy timing.

Where was Billy Wilder when they needed him?

The only bright spot in the movie was Cesar Romero.  He was fun, but it was like he was playing in a different movie.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 04:50:11 PM
The DVD of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be released tomorrow.  If we are very, very lucky NetFlix will receive our returned DVD's and will send Girl to us.  If we aren't lucky on the first round it could be a long time before we receive it.
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 05:09:32 PM
Speaking of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, I had a customer today who was outraged that we did not have THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST in paperback. . .the book hasn't even been out a whole month yet! 
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 05:44:11 PM
Were you able to calm the customer?  I wonder if the person has seen other people reading it in paperback.  Of course they then would have been reading the Hornets' Nest version as I did. ;)
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
The DVD of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be released tomorrow.  If we are very, very lucky NetFlix will receive our returned DVD's and will send Girl to us.  If we aren't lucky on the first round it could be a long time before we receive it.

My mom said she saw a commercial for the first and second movies.  And they did what i expected. They did not make it clear that the movie is in Swedish with English subtitles.

I'll bet there will be a lot of people who get the dvd who will have no idea.

I know that maybe a lot of people will not like the idea that it is in Swedish. But I still think that the promos should advertise this.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 05, 2010, 05:45:51 PM
That's funny that someone would be outraged. I mean if a book is not available in paperback why would she think you would miraculously have it??
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 05:58:06 PM
The DVD of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be released tomorrow.  If we are very, very lucky NetFlix will receive our returned DVD's and will send Girl to us.  If we aren't lucky on the first round it could be a long time before we receive it.

My mom said she saw a commercial for the first and second movies.  And they did what i expected. They did not make it clear that the movie is in Swedish with English subtitles.

I'll bet there will be a lot of people who get the dvd who will have no idea.

I know that maybe a lot of people will not like the idea that it is in Swedish. But I still think that the promos should advertise this.

The idea of a promo is to sell.  Maybe not advertising the language is intentional ;D  If anyone reads what they are buying/renting they will know it is a foreign film.
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:03:49 PM
The dvd has the English dub as well as the original Swedish track.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:03:50 PM
I looked at the NetFlix queue again and the movie, to be released tomorrow, now says "short wait" instead of the release date.  Since the post office is closed today I find it hard to imagine Netflix is processing anything.  I still have hopes it will be mailed to me tomorrow.  I'm wondering if a DVD can be mailed to arrive on the release date.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:05:02 PM
The dvd has the English dub as well as the original Swedish track.

Really?  Where did you see that?  Have you read if the dubbing is good?
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:06:20 PM
Were you able to calm the customer?  I wonder if the person has seen other people reading it in paperback.  Of course they then would have been reading the Hornets' Nest version as I did. ;)

No, she was pissed off and threw the other two books back at the table from where she had picked them up. 
The haze, the heat and the humidity will do that to a person.

I thought she was better educated:  she had her clippings from Entertainment Weekly's special edition on The Millennium Novels, and yet, she was insistent that there was yet another book to the trilogy titled, "Millennium."
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:09:36 PM
Did you explain the author died before completing the book?
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:11:10 PM
I hope that poor woman feels better and is embarrassed at her behavior. ;D
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:11:38 PM
I hope you were laughing, after she left. :)
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:12:22 PM
The dvd has the English dub as well as the original Swedish track.

Really?  Where did you see that?  Have you read if the dubbing is good?

I'm going through the reviews of the disc online, and I'm only finding English tracks (stereo and 5.1 DD) on the blu-ray. . .but, there are not a lot of reviews out there yet. . .
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:13:00 PM
Ah, Amazon says that the dvd is dubbed. . .
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:14:00 PM
Netflix also lists the English track.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 06:14:35 PM
I still have a DVD to watch and send back before I'm due to get Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I'll wait.
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Post by: td on July 05, 2010, 06:16:34 PM
Did you explain the author died before completing the book?

Yes, but she was very put out about the third book NOT being in paperback.  That was the major bee in her bonnet.  She would have bought all three, so she said, IF the final book were in paperback.  It was when I explained to her that since it was a new release, the paperback edition would probably not appear for ten months to a year that she got into her hissy fit.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:23:58 PM
She acted as if she has never purchased a book before. It is so ridiculous it is laughable, but then I wasn't the one dealing with her.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 05, 2010, 06:24:43 PM
So was there something going on with the stars and planets to make people so insane over the weekend?
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:25:30 PM
I still have a DVD to watch and send back before I'm due to get Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I'll wait.

You just finished reading the books.  I didn't want to watch while I was still reading them and enjoyed a little space between the last book and the DVD.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 06:28:35 PM
Netflix also lists the English track.

I never look at that.  I usually wait until we watch the DVD and see what the options are.  Thanks.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 06:50:29 PM
Well, I think I will watch and burn some episodes of SEA HUNT onto DVR. I did the same with episodes of HIGHWAY PATROL yesterday.

Mike, have you come across the episode involving the hydroplane race?  They used the actual footage of the Miss Thriftway hitting the Coast Guard cutter on Lake Washington back in, I believe 1959.

Nothing like that so far. but one episode does have Robert Conrad in tight pants. Just as dramatic, I imagine.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 06:55:42 PM
Well, I think I will watch and burn some episodes of SEA HUNT onto DVR. I did the same with episodes of HIGHWAY PATROL yesterday.

Mike, have you come across the episode involving the hydroplane race?  They used the actual footage of the Miss Thriftway hitting the Coast Guard cutter on Lake Washington back in, I believe 1959.

Nothing like that so far. but one episode does have Robert Conrad in tight pants. Just as dramatic, I imagine.

Oh, God, please cure DR MBarnum of his erotomania.
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:00:44 PM
We've had a delightful day celebrating Rob and Mary Linda's engagement with lots of relatives (mostly hers) and friends.  My sister and her husband came from Grand Blanc, MI, and I was very pleased that they made the trip.  It was nice to visit with them.  The prospective maid of honor and 3 of the bridesmaids were also there.

Mary Linda's mom had hoped for most of the party to be out in their beautiful yard, but it's so hot and humid that they moved in all inside to the air conditioning.  That meant my spending about 6 hours in the company of their 5 cats  :P   I did start taking Zyrtec Saturday and, so far, my allergies haven't flared up too bad.

When I read about things like Kyle's accident, DR Ann's discomfort, and DR Cillaliz's family angst, I realize that itchy eyes and a scratchy throat are pretty minor.  Vibes to all!
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:01:39 PM
.....


A friend of mine and DR Ginny was crazy for Huey Lewis.

Um, can you give me a hint, DR Elmore?
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:23:20 PM
After the engagement party broke up, we took 2 vehicles out to see Grand Ledge Opera House (http://www.gloperahouse.com/), the venue that has been selected for Rob and Mary Linda's reception.  It wasn't open, but we walked all around the outside and peeked in the windows.  Everybody else went back to ML's parents' house for the night, and Richard and I took a drive through Lansing to see the State Capitol and East Lansing to see Michigan State University.  Our route back to our hosts' home took us past the church where the ceremony will take place.
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Post by: Jane on July 05, 2010, 07:30:40 PM
Ginny regarding your wonderful day.... :D :D
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Post by: Ginny on July 05, 2010, 07:41:05 PM
Thanks, Jane.  Tomorrow, we'll pick up Rob about 9:30 or so and head back to Ohio.  Our route home takes us past Ann Arbor and we may swing through town, just to have a look.

'night!
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 08:23:39 PM
Doing some late catchup. Vibes for DR Ann and for DR MBarnum's friend, Mark.
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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 08:25:31 PM
The behavior of the woman in the bookstore is all too common. I faced it a lot last Christmas with the last "Twilight" book, which was not in paperback, except in Spanish. And the argument, of course, was, "If it's in paperback in Spanish, then ..."

Hard to explain to people who won't listen that the Spanish paperback cost more than the hardback English.

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Post by: John G. on July 05, 2010, 08:32:58 PM
Loved the story, DR CP, about Shelley Berman. I know of him largely through "A Family Affair" and would have liked to see more of him.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on July 05, 2010, 09:09:59 PM
I'd never ... heard of Brother Dave Garner.

"Man can not live by bread alone - he must have peanut butter!"

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
Slow.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 09:33:03 PM
Really slow.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 09:33:28 PM
Boringly slow.  Everywhere.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 09:33:47 PM
Postage is on the packages and I'm ready to rock and roll in the morning.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 09:34:35 PM
Slow.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:02:03 PM
Fast.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:21:20 PM
Welcome seven GUESTS.
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Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 10:30:57 PM
BK, you've reached a new plateau!

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff302/HHWgroup/BKs56000th.png)
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Post by: George on July 05, 2010, 10:34:11 PM
Today, all that I've been doing is watching some TV, burning a couple of DVDs and not much else.  I also have a bit of a headache. :P

I haven't left my house at all...but I did take a shower. :)
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:35:56 PM
I was busy plotzing.
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Post by: bk on July 05, 2010, 10:36:21 PM
I'm quite tired, but everything is ready for shipping tomorrow.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 10:56:58 PM
Took a break from HIGHWAY PATROL and SEA HUNT and instead began watching some ROUTE 66. George Maharis and Martin Milner are both fantastic actors, but so far the stories haven't really done much for me. I skipped to the last episode on the set, which co-starred Whitney Blake and Carol Ohmart, and that one I enjoyed.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 10:58:02 PM
In fact, George Maharis is a much better actor then I was expecting him to be. I need to see more of his stuff.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 10:58:53 PM
Actually, I guess I did see more of his stuff when he did that layout for PLAYGIRL magazine back in the 1970s...but that wasn't really what I had meant.
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Post by: Matthew on July 05, 2010, 11:00:01 PM
Home after a long day, but things need to be done.  Did get to listen to disc two of Promises Promises and what fun that was.  I probably should have listened to disc one first as I don't remember the out of tune parts as well as I thought I did.  Also, the hidden track was awesome.

I know, I know -- Amazon review now....
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Post by: MBarnum on July 05, 2010, 11:00:15 PM
How about a page 8 George Maharis dance.

My siste Sue had a big crush on him back in the 60s.


(http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/george-maharis-r66.jpg)
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 05, 2010, 11:06:03 PM
.....


A friend of mine and DR Ginny was crazy for Huey Lewis.

Um, can you give me a hint, DR Elmore?

Snooky Barton.