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Title: THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:00:56 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've noted the notes, the notes have noted you and we are all in agreement that we must post until the cows come home.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:02:47 AM
And we can continue the fershluganah frenzy right now.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 12:05:17 AM
So where's the fershluganah frenzy?
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 12:07:04 AM
The frenzy was busy reading the new notes, of course!
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 12:10:42 AM
I agree - GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT is a superb movie. Question: Is there any film of Gregory Peck's in which he was less than wonderful? When I was a kid I thought THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO was THE most romantic film ever! I really wanted to share a tent with Gregory Peck.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 12:12:40 AM
Soon I need to retire and read. Have a waiting stack of scripts, magazines, books -- perhaps even sleep at some point.
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 12:13:42 AM
Media check...

DVD: empty
VCR: tape of last night's The West Wing, along with tonight's CSI and Without a Trace
CD: Children of Eden (for a bit of lyric review this morning), She Loves Me, Sunday in the Park with George
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 12:20:15 AM
Currently in the DVD stack:

Master and Commander, which we did not see in the theaters.

Big Fish, which we did.

And Titanic, which we also did, but didn't get around to getting the DVD until now.

Titanic is ultimately a chick flick.  That's why teenage girls kept seeing it over and over and over and over.  But it works as a chick flick.

Big Fish is moderate Tim Burton.  Some people don't do Burton well.  I do, about half the time, when he isn't filming stuff like Mars Attacks.  How could he have made a film titled Mars Attacks and not have Kenneth Mars in the film, attacking things?  I can understand why the people who don't care for Burton don't care for Big Fish, but it tickled my whimsey.

Master and Commander is a film der Brucer wanted to see.  I'm pretty sure that's because of his years in the Navy, and not because the title thrills him.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 12:22:18 AM
CD - Stephane Grappelli Plays Jerome Kern
DVD - zip
VCR - Get Your Teddy Ready (Lamb Chop's Play Along) - a bit of nostalgia - the lovely daughter is on it and I watched the credit sequence the other day to see her as a little kid.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 12:22:49 AM
Media check...
...Children of Eden (for a bit of lyric review this morning)...Sunday in the Park with George
"It's hot up here.
My fig leaf's prone to falling off."
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 12:24:11 AM
Off I go. Good-night all and congratulations on the 40,000, Page 11 and over 300 posts. A stellar day!
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 12:26:10 AM
Currently in the DVD stack:
And Titanic, which we also did, but didn't get around to getting the DVD until now.

Titanic is ultimately a chick flick.  That's why teenage girls kept seeing it over and over and over and over.  But it works as a chick flick.

You got that right!  My niece (who just turned 20 last week) PAID to see "Titanic" in the movie theater 21 times! :o And she paid for me to take her (she doesn't drive) 4 times.  Of course, she only went to matinees, but still...
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Post by: Laura II on April 30, 2004, 12:29:31 AM
In my media players--nothing, but I want to put on my DVD of My Girl--too lazy/tired to do so, though.

Sunday in the Park with George is running through my head thanks to Jed. I don't say that because the fact that he's listening to it triggered the songs in my mind. I say it because, if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have been exposed to the show and the score at all. Yay for Jed and his recent kindness! Oh, now, that implies that he's only been kind recently. That's not what I mean at all, although I definitely *did* see his post about most people here on HHW being like aunts, uncles, and cousins, except for a few women that he won't view in that way in case he has a chance to meet them. To that, I say, "Ugh, such a guy!" :)
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 12:29:47 AM
Congratulations to all (on 40,000+) and to all a good night!
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 12:35:24 AM
To that, I say, "Ugh, such a guy!" :)

Try as I might to fight it... guilty as charged! :D
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 12:37:35 AM
DVD player: Still watching "Six Feet Uner" series one.
CDs: 1. Amanda McBroom "Dreaming"
         2. Barbara Cook "Live From London"
         3. The Songs of John Bucchino "Grateful".
RECORD PLAYER
              Walter Brennan "Mama Sang A Song" LP
                                         "Old Rivers" 45 rpm
                                         
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:42:04 AM
Tomovoz: I think it might be safe to assume that you might just be the only human being on the planet listening to a Walter Brennan album
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 12:50:34 AM
Walter Brennan has a song on the album "Houdini" - it is about a "Big Fish". It's preferable to the movie!

I have had three requests to record "Old Rivers" this week. Strange but true!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 12:51:37 AM
This is a link between the Cd's mentioned! Not to Walter Brennan but to each other.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 04:04:19 AM
Good morning, all!  Such a day yesterday!  Since I signed on to HHW, Dear Friend BK, like Henry V, has been rallying the troops to get over the 135 (?) hump, and I awake this morning to see over 300 posts.  Wow!  Such a day.

So, TOD:

CD:  Judy Collins 3 & 4, new recording of Saint-Saens'  CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS and other chamber pieces, Streisand's STONEY END, Don MacLean; I'm having a real nostalgia blitz, possibly a result of the Vietnam - sorry, Iraq - conflict?
VCR:  This week's SOPRANOS
DVD:  My friend Cathie and I are on an opera craze:  I've got Yvonne Kenney's MERRY WIDOW, Renee Fleming's RUSALKA (Eurotrash and infuriating), Handel's JULIUS CAESAR to get through
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2004, 04:58:28 AM
Oh, my. I go away at 4pm yesterday (NY time) and don't log on again until this morning and I find 311 posts. I just finished reading them. What a party I missed. Oh, well. I'm still here (a Follies reference or a Sondheim reference or is that the same thing???).

I'm not listening to it right now but since the dates and one of the stars of the upcoming revival of Pacific Overtures was just announced (B.D. Wong will be playing the Reciter) when I come back to the office from lunch I will bring said CD with me and listen again to this brilliant and amazing show (as always IMHO - in my humble opinion).

Since Channel 21 (the Long Island PBS Station) has begun another fundraiser there was no Twos Company last night so we have nothing in the VCR.

Right now at the office I'm listening to La Cage and Michael Feinstein-Isn't It Romantic
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 05:59:09 AM
Good morning all!

Does anybody else have any comments about BIG FISH?  I really want to see it (and LOVE ACTUALLY).  

In my VCR was last night's 2 hour season finale of Tru Calling.  Very good.  Very sad.  They had promo'd it as havint "a shocking twist".  Comments like that always make me curious.  I won't say it was shocking, or unexpected (my dad & brother-in-law are obsessed with the show and had already figured out the plot twist), but it was a very good finale.

Anybody know if the show is picked up for next year?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 06:12:00 AM
Wow!  The non-Wussburgers certainly outdid themselves last night with the 300+ posts!  Absolutely amazing and on a Thursday night, no less!  I can't seem to stop using exclamation points!

Me media check:

DVD:  Currently, there is nothing in the tray.  But sometime this weekend I'll put in either Big Fish or start on the Universal Monsters set.  I want to watch these in chronological order, so I'll be starting with either Dracula or Frankenstein once I figure out which was released first.  I hope these are sucessful in sales so that we get the Mummy movies, too.

VCR:  Just a blank tape, I think.

CD (home):  The OCR of The Pajama Game.

CD (work):  I am just about to plop in the new Loretta Lynne CD.



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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 06:17:08 AM
Seriously weird these days. Good morning America. 11.15pm here and I am off to bed.
Just watched "It's a Mad Mad World" - slow start but still quite an amusing movie if you can put yourself back in a 60's mind set. "Rat Race" owes a lot to it I guess.
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2004, 06:19:38 AM
5 guests and 5 users (4 if Tom actually does hit the hay - hey did the hay ever hit you, stop hitting!!!) and 40,202 messages (counting this one). At this rate we will hit 50,000 in no time and then what a party will ensue. I sound like John Kerry - thrice, ensue, so sue me, sue me, what can you do me, I love you (HHW, that is).
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 06:34:18 AM
Good morning. Great partay last night! Off for a walk before the heat hits. (Or the hit heats.)
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Post by: Stuart on April 30, 2004, 06:47:44 AM
CD/Work: Rosemary Clooney "Show Tunes"
CD/Car: SCARLET PIMPERNEL 1.0 (for some reason this show is a big guilty pleasure of mine)
VCR: Last Night's FRIENDS and WILL&GRACE (Or, more appropriately WILL &NO GRACE)
DVD: Empty
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 06:51:11 AM
5 guests and 5 users (4 if Tom actually does hit the hay - hey did the hay ever hit you, stop hitting!!!) and 40,202 messages (counting this one). At this rate we will hit 50,000 in no time and then what a party will ensue. I sound like John Kerry - thrice, ensue, so sue me, sue me, what can you do me, I love you (HHW, that is).

We could probably approximate when the 50,000 mark will occur.  We would need to check the stats of each current user and see what their posts-per-day average is and calculate from there.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 30, 2004, 06:53:23 AM
CD - Some classic Rodgers & Hart with the original casts
from the 20s to the 40s; also FINIAN'S RAINBOW which I see tomorrow (and yes, BK, I read that the Bromo Seltzer scene has been totally eliminated)

DVD - So much new (with BELLEVILLE and the Marx Brothers out Tuesday) but I'm watching the recently released DVD of 12 "I Married Joan" episodes

VHS - SHOW BOAT from the 30s with Irene Dunne et. al.

***

Though not officially announced, Encores! is allegedly doing ANYONE CAN WHISTLE next season.

***

I am not a big Bollywood fan, and therefore have no desire to see BOMBAY DREAMS.  I was not at all surprised to see how bad the reviews were, and I loved the one that says the BOMB in the title is the best description of it.

***

BK, I totally agree with both of your reviews today.  Did you realize that you were watching it on Celeste's 85th birthday?
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 07:33:58 AM
WEL - does the IMJ episodes include the one with the moosehead?  Or the one with some of the funniest physical comedy I ever saw Joan do:  she gets a mannequin leg stuck on her arm and walks around with it between her legs.  As one critic of the show said, though, each IMJ episode had as much story as six episodes of anything else!

DVD - The Red Shoes
VCR - WB Shows including 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye thanks to MBARNUM
CD - The Sondheim Album
Record Player - Marjorie Morningstar Soundtrack

TOVOZ - used to be you could always get a laugh by ending a list with Walter Brennan's song title:

Who was at the party?  Jed, Laura, BK, MBarnum, Panni, that mule, Old Rivers, and me.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 07:41:05 AM
If I'm not mistaken, DRACULA came before FRANKENSTEIN.

Media check:

CD - FLOWER DRUM SONG (original soundtrack)

DVD - DAREDEVIL (terrific DTS sound on this) to be followed by the Rathbone/HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Then tearing into the WOLF MAN legacy collection.

DVR - last night's WILL & GRACE
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 07:43:28 AM
Allan Carr isn't the only one who enjoyed looking at Maxwell Caulfield. Nope, not much of an actor, but he was blessed with something else: extraordinary looks.

I think of GREASE 2 as one of the true guilty pleasures of my collection. I think it's a rotten film that I enjoy very much. Michelle Pfeiffer has always gotten credit for the singing in GREASE 2, so if she has a voice double, they've kept her identity very well hidden.

How can you not enjoy a movie with Lorna Luft playing a teenager? (Kind of like Stockard Channing playing a teen when she was in her 30s in the original GREASE.)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 07:54:44 AM
Allan Carr isn't the only one who enjoyed looking at Maxwell Caulfield. Nope, not much of an actor, but he was blessed with something else: extraordinary looks.

DR Matt, did you see Caulfied in Salonika years back?  As Bob Hope would say, "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 07:58:45 AM
DR George your Cd is on the way!

DRMATTH - I like DAREDEVIL  as well....I think Ben does a nice job as do Colin and Jennifer.
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Post by: Stuart on April 30, 2004, 08:00:22 AM
Record Player - Marjorie Morningstar Soundtrack

JRand, "A Very Precious Love" is one of my most favorite songs!  I always thought that "Marjorie Morningstar" would make a wonderful musical.  Yet I have never been able to find Wouk's novel to see how different it is from the film.

Claire Trevor a Jewish mother?  What were they thinking??
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Post by: PennyO on April 30, 2004, 08:02:12 AM
Hiya, gang!

So, it's been a helluva lonnnggggg week - got the parents moved into the new house, and almost all unpacked. Sheeeeesh. So I'm headed over there again in a little while, but wanted to check in with y'all.

About Big Fish - I just loved it. Saw it in the theater, and was blown away. 'Course, I have been known to spin out my own life into epic proportions when describing it to civilians... so I identified with Dear Ol' Dad and his richly-embroidered accounts through the years. It's the Artist as Storyteller - sort of a genetic tic. And I love Tim B for that sorta thing.

Glad LA cooled off some... boy, the years Up North have unfitted me for such swelter.

Off I go Sunday or Monday, back north, dropping off one of the cars at Jane-and-Keith's, auditions on next Sunday, May 9, Seattle Center for my August reading of Washington's Wedding... any DR's up there who sing well, and wanna play? Especially looking for a character basso, old red-neck, Archie Bunker sorta character. And - of course - African American baritone leading man. Hey - we may even have a representative from the O'Neill Theatre Centre's Musical Theatre Development dept. coming for a look... oh, BOY!!!

Life be jes' fine!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 08:03:18 AM
I watched DAREDEVIL on HBO or one of the pay movie channels, and I enjoyed it despite the hideous pan and scan they subject us to in those films. So, I bought a used disc of the movie and just started it yesterday. On DVD, what I've seen so far is very sharp and the sound superb.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2004, 08:05:43 AM
Good morning!

-Just had my morning smoothie - cherry, mango, strawberry today. YUMMERS!  -And it's finally nice that I'm using my "new" blender that I bought a year ago!

Media Check -

Only my CD player: Michael McDonald's "Motown"; Pierre Laurent-Aimard's recording of Debussy's "Images" and "Etudes" (simply beautiful playing); and Andras Schiff playing Bach's "Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1".  -The latter two CDs have been my "evening winding down, getting ready for bed" music this week.  *Of course, I'd find myself listening to the end of the CDs since I was so enthralled by the playing - and Schiff's voicing in the fugues is, at times, mind-boggling.

Well, I'm off to do certain things... One, unfortunately, involves dealing with a "side effect" of last week's malady.  I'm hoping something over-the-counter will remedy it, but I have a call into my doc, and, hopefully, she'll have a suggestion.  It's nothing bad, just slightly uncomfortable.  'Nuff said.  But I do hope to get to spend some time with my nephew this afternoon.  I've been in town for about five weeks right now, and I've only been over once or twice.  Bad "Uncle Jojo".  I hope to remedy that situation this afternoon too.

Until later...

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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 08:06:05 AM
I haven't watched GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT in some time, so there's another disc to take off the shelf and give a spin at some point in the next week. But I'll never get the stack of new discs winnowed down if I kept watching OLD stuff. It's an impossible task!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 08:21:06 AM
BK: Regarding postings at another messageboard and on the topic of "West Side Story"......


"...you silly little petunia."????

:D
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2004, 08:26:42 AM
I wondered about DAREDEVIL. Maybe I will have to pick that one up.

Has anyone seen Brendon Fraser's DUDLEY DO RIGHT? I keep it on the budger DVD racks and think about picking it up, but I am afraid! Is it worth $5.99?
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 08:30:03 AM
Wish I could help you, DR MBarnum. I haven't seen the entire movie. I've seen parts of it, and it's silly, of course, with a few good laughs, but I think Brenden does fine. It's the supporting folks (some big stars there) who don't measure up.

But again, I'm not being fair to the film. I have only seen about 25 minutes of it.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2004, 08:53:36 AM
Thanks MattH. For some reason I have been in the mood for some Brendon Fraser.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 09:14:11 AM
Thanks MattH. For some reason I have been in the mood for some Brendon Fraser.

I saw him live ( :-*) in London in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with his "Bedazzled" co-star, Frances O'Connor.  At $5.99, how could anyone NOT be in the mood for Brendan Fraser??  ;)
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 09:15:05 AM
Casting news: Jeremy Irons and Juliet Stevenson have withdrawn from this summer's LA Opera presentation of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, to be replaced by Victor Garber and Judith Ivey. Madame Armfeldt will be played by Zoe Caldwell.
Love Zoe Caldwell. Centuries ago (or so it seems) at Stratford, Ont.,  I saw her do a fabulous Cleopatra to Christopher Plummer's Antony.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 09:15:11 AM
Re Big Fish:

This is sort of the flip side to Catch Me If You Can, where an enchanting father's dreams lead the son to pursue those dreams in an unexpected way.  As with Frank Abignale Sr., Ed Bloom is a dreamer and an enchanter.  Unlike Frank Jr., Will Bloom is a son who has heard his father's stories too many times and has rejected them.  Estranged for years, Will (and his bride) are contacted in Paris to come home, because Ed is dying.

Thus the film is about two life journeys.  On the one hand, we have Ed (played by both Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor) remembering his life, with all of his embroideries.  On the other hand, we have Will (Billy Crudup) reconciling the fictions that his father has told so often with what kind of man his father really is.

The bulk of the film is made of the stories themselves, obvious whoppers that all the same must have some basis in reality.  The payoff at the end is not the expected son-comes-to-terms stuff, but what comes next.  

Tim Burton's work is not everyone's cup of tea, more so in this film than any of his other works.  There are circuses, giants, witches, Danny DeVito (who can be off-putting all on his own at times).  There are sly references to earlier works (blessedly, none from Mars Attacks that I could tell).  For myself, I found the film both blissful and bittersweet.  I'm finding it worth revisiting.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 09:19:25 AM
RLP: It was the only "P" word that seemed acceptable.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 09:34:21 AM
I wondered about DAREDEVIL. Maybe I will have to pick that one up.

Has anyone seen Brendon Fraser's DUDLEY DO RIGHT? I keep it on the budger DVD racks and think about picking it up, but I am afraid! Is it worth $5.99?

Any film, that features Bendon Fraser, is worth buying -- regardless of the price!

Seriously, it is not an awful film, but hardly a great one.  I put it in about the same league as GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 09:41:21 AM
For those who may have missed my post yesterday, there are new entries up for Juliana's Journal.  These are very important entries, so check them out.  We'll be winding down the journal for reasons explained in the final entry, but we'll be going out with a really fun wrap-up.

Thanks to Craig B. for getting them up.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 09:47:09 AM
RLP: It was the only "P" word that seemed acceptable.

Well, it certainly imparts an attitude not associated with "pisher" or "potzevateh."
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 10:01:32 AM
News about the Cole Portermovie musical De-lovely. I wanna see this:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04302004/gossip/liz.htm
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2004, 10:12:56 AM
I have Brendon Fraser's SCHOOL TIES on DVD at home. Perhaps I will pop that one in. I like that movie. And the shower scene with Brendon, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck is always entertaining  :o
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 10:13:13 AM
Just read Juliana's journal.  Good thing you reminded us again.

So when is she leaving Millie?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 10:14:36 AM
She leaves Millie a couple of weeks into the LA run.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 10:14:51 AM
Now, where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 10:25:22 AM
I have Brendon Fraser's SCHOOL TIES on DVD at home. Perhaps I will pop that one in. I like that movie. And the shower scene with Brendon, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck is always entertaining  :o

I wonder if AFI will ever do "100 Showers:  America's Greatest Showers Scenes in the Movies"?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 10:29:27 AM
AFI has, I'm afraid, become a sad joke.

Now, where in tarnation IS everyone on this fine little Friday?  
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 10:43:52 AM
Now, where in tarnation IS everyone on this fine little Friday?  

I've been to tarnation and back.  Here in the Philadelphia area, the weather is mucho primo.  I took a walk to Rittenhouse Square where the guys in kahkis were gawkin' at the sunbathers who were oblivious to the wild children who were running from their halter-topped nannies (or au pairs, since they were youngish in years.)  It was glorious to be out and aobut!
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 10:50:49 AM
Are we having a sugar crash?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 10:51:25 AM
Perhaps I should tell the story of The Randy Vicar and the Dental Floss.  My, that's a good tale.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 10:59:07 AM
I, too, liked BIG FISH; I didn't know what to expect and I let the film take me along.  My favorite Tim Burtons are EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD, and SLEEPY HOLLOW, and I found BIG FISH his most emotional film.

Thanks for your email, BK.  It was informative as ever, and I appreciate it.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:05:39 AM
You're quite welcome.

I'm trying to get up the energy to do some last-minute additions to the book.  Little things I found when skimming through it again.  Adding a few details, deleting some others, fixing some typos, and smoothing some rough bits.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 11:07:06 AM
She leaves Millie a couple of weeks into the LA run.

Does anyone know when that is?
(may?)
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 30, 2004, 11:10:06 AM
Jrand... I just began watching.  I'll check out the listings of episodes.

Ray is a big fan of the rock group YES (I have to sit through them again in two weeks in the cavernous Madison Square Garden).  We have seen the television ads for BIG FISH where the YES hit "See All Good People..." is featured, but according to a YES board he reads, they feature it in the trailer but not the film.  Can one  of you DRs who has seen this film please confirm this.  Why would music be featured in an ad for the DVD of a film and not be used in the film itself?  I know once in a while trailers for movies that have not been completed do this, but you would think there would have been ample time to use actual music in the ads for a DVD of the movie.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 11:13:11 AM
What a swell party this is, was…….

I am very glad I stayed up till almost one this morning reading all three hundred + posts from yesterday.  I was delighted to be a part of the festivities.  Reading some of the recollections of finding this site, and the outpouring of friendship and love, got me all choked-up.  Naturally, my cats thought I had gone off of my gourd, since I was sitting there blubbering away in the early morning hours.

What a great group of people, and what a wonderful host!  Gee, today I even love the lurkers.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:23:55 AM
I think they're here the third week of May.
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 11:46:26 AM
Thanks MattH. For some reason I have been in the mood for some Brendon Fraser.

I didn't think that DUDLEY was all that bad, myself being a big Brendan fan.  I picked it up in the WalMart $5.88 bin and was shocked to find that it also contains a DTS sountrack!  I'd say if you liked GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, then go ahead and get DUDLEY, though the latter's jokes are not as frequent as the former's.

So, I watched on dvd:
BIG FISH - didn't hate it, but, didn't love it either. I thought that the circus sequence and the war sequences were the best parts.
THE EMPORER'S NEW GROOVE -DTS soundtrack, David Spade animated is better than the real thing.  Eartha Kitt is terrifyingly good.  Patrick Warburton is a sidekick with loads of gay agenda.
THE LAST WALTZ - not DTS sound, but, awesome nevertheless.
SWEENEY TODD - the sound processing didn't bother me too much, though it makes the audience sound as if they're in the next theater over.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 11:46:52 AM
Our local Native-American casino is opening their brand-new addition tomorrow night with a concert in their new showroom by Bobby Goldsboro.  Good Lord, I didn’t even know Mr. Goldsboro was still alive!  Has someone been storing him, along with Walt Disney, inside a great-big chest freezer up above New Orleans Square???
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 11:48:33 AM
Good Lord, I didn’t even know Mr. Goldsboro was still alive!  Has someone been storing him, along with Walt Disney, inside a great-big chest freezer up above New Orleans Square???

It wasn't me.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 11:51:05 AM
Ray is a big fan of the rock group YES (I have to sit through them again in two weeks in the cavernous Madison Square Garden).  We have seen the television ads for BIG FISH where the YES hit "See All Good People..." is featured, but according to a YES board he reads, they feature it in the trailer but not the film.  Can one  of you DRs who has seen this film please confirm this.  Why would music be featured in an ad for the DVD of a film and not be used in the film itself?  I know once in a while trailers for movies that have not been completed do this, but you would think there would have been ample time to use actual music in the ads for a DVD of the movie.

This also happened with the Peter Pan movie that came out last year that played Coldplay's "Clocks" in the commercials though it's not in the movie at all.  
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:54:15 AM
Has dear reader Jane gone on vacation?

Trailiers routinely use music that is not featured in the film - either rock songs or scores from other films.  
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2004, 11:54:38 AM
Where have I been? I've been walking, and then I went to check out the progress on the church building and waited until The City Inspector came.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:55:08 AM
Welcome ten GUESTS.  Soup of the day is clam chowder - Boston, of course.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:55:34 AM
What, no photo of the City Inspector?
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 11:57:04 AM
In my DVD player:  "Stavisky" that I just got from eBay...and brand new!

In my CD player:  A Collector's Sondheim (3 CDs of pure Sondheim...up to 1985)

In my VCR:  "Oh Calcutta!"  My housemate wants to watch this sometime this weekend.  I told him that it's pretty bad (even with the nudity) but he's never seen anything like that.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 11:57:47 AM
Boy, HOWDY, BK!  We've got 'em stewing over to the FSM Message Board.

While folks think your "Petunia" remark will get you-know-who all het up, I'm afraid my remarks about "1776" have stirred up a hornet's nest with you-know-who and Mr. Paddon who has sanctimoniously decreed his disdain for the DVD (which he has NEVER seen) and declares undying devotion to you-know-who's every word about his laserdisc production of the title.
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 12:00:01 PM
If I'm not mistaken, DRACULA came before FRANKENSTEIN.

You're not.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:03:33 PM
Yes, Mr. Paddon is a bit of a butt cheek.  He wants a cut of 1776 that was never shown theatrically and that was never intended to be shown theatrically, including shots that were taken from alternate takes which were never in the film or intended to be in the film and which has an overture "added" by the laserdisc producer from various score outtakes.  This somehow is the definitive version of the film because the producer says so, and keeps saying that Mr. Hunt approved everything and that he has the correspondence to prove it.  Of course, he has never offered ONE WORD of the correspondence as proof, we're just supposed to take him at his word.  Now, back then, Mr. Hunt might have been so happy to have certain things restored to his film that he MEANT to have in it, that he just allowed everything else to stay, even the bits that he didn't like.  Mr. joecaps might have been so annoying about it that he merely said okay rather than listening to the ranting of some obsessive and silly fanboy.  I've been in that position, too, you just can't listen to anymoe and you say "fine" even though you shouldn't.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2004, 12:07:44 PM
The City Inspector:
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 12:08:43 PM
As to this week's media check:

In the deeveedee player:
The Universal Monsters Boxed Set.  

In the VHS player:
This weeks still-unwatched episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

In the CD player:
The Very Best of Pat Suzuki
The Return of a Man Called Horse by Lawrence Rosenthal.  

What I'm reading:
Gladiator by Philip Wylie
Flim Flam! by James Randi
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:09:14 PM
Laura - I knew you'd come through!
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 12:10:41 PM
Less than 10,000 posts to the next landmark....
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2004, 12:15:22 PM
And 8 more now will push us to page 4 today.
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2004, 12:15:56 PM
and only 70 more for me to become a Thousandaire.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 12:17:17 PM
LOL.

Beautiful day today, a bit cloudy, but that's okay.

I didn't like DUDLEY DO RIGHT because Sarah Jessica Parker was not very good....and...well...Leslie Nielson's particular shtick is getting VERY old, but Brendan was okay.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 12:18:02 PM
Why this OBSESSION with numbers?

....seriously....I'm curious...
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:22:37 PM
No obsession - people are just havin' a spot of fun.  Landmarks are fun.  Seamarks are fun.  All marks are fun, even Mr. Mark Bakalor.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:39:49 PM
I've been invited to once again see a 35mm stereo Technicolor print of Porgy and Bess tonight - haven't decided whether I'll go or not.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2004, 12:41:38 PM
I've been invited to hear MusicGuy play tonight.   I KNOW I'm going.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:44:13 PM
MusicGuy?  Kerry?  Never heard of them.  I THINK I remember they used to come around these here parts.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2004, 12:44:21 PM
Good Afternoon!

It's also quite the fabulously fair weather day here in Northern Virginia.  The sun is out.  Not too hot.  Not too cold.  And a nice breeze blowing too.

I'm logging on from my parents house while I'm waiting for my nephew to get home from school so I can get one of his trademarked unconditional-love, makes-me-feel-so-good hugs that he likes to gives.  My father just got home from work too, and he informed me that everyone here has also been dealing with various allergy and sinus maladies the past few weeks.  So, I guess I haven't missed much... But still, I can't believe that I've only visited once in the past four weeks - and I'm only staying 10 miles away?!?!?  But I'm here now.

My doctor also called me this afternoon to check up on things.  So far, so good.  Just one "inconvenience", but she'll check that out when I go in Monday for another follow up.  Yes, another follow up.  Which is OK by me.  I really want to make sure that whatever was in my system is truly out of my system.  -And with those new antibiotic-resistant strains of strep going around, one - well, I - can't be too careful nowadays.

DR WEL - As others have stated, there's been many instances where music in a trailer and/or commercial was not used in the movie.  Heck, even movie themes have been "recycled".  Remember how many times that theme from "St. Elmo's Fire" was used for various movies?  Or even the theme from "Terms of Endearment"?  -I particularly remember that one being used in the commercials for "Steel Magnolias".  -And I remember thinking, "Hey, why are they reusing that music?!?!?"  -As long as someone is getting a royalty...  ;)

Well, I'm gonna head downstairs and continue waiting for my nephew... and his hug...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2004, 12:47:42 PM
OOHH!!!

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[move=left,scroll,8,transparent,100%]DANCE!!![/move]
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 12:48:10 PM
All marks are fun, even Mr. Mark Bakalor.

I started listing in my mind other fun marks when it suddenly occurred to me:  I wasn't allowed to see the movie Mark of the Devil when I was a kid.  I'm now 45 and I still haven't seen it!  Is this on DVD?  Anyone see it?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:49:39 PM
Welcome fourteen GUESTS.  Luncheon special is Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes and Jell-O squares.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 12:50:26 PM
I think there are several films with that title - who are the stars of your?
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Post by: Ben on April 30, 2004, 12:54:00 PM
Is it Strawberry Jello? Sounds like a good old-fashioned elementary school lunch.

Music Guy playing. Break a Leg! If he doesn't see this, then DR Laura can tell him for us.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 12:54:29 PM
A friend of mine just sent me an e-mail asking if I had gotten a chance to visit the BK chicken-porn website.  Well, I was shocked!  Shocked, I tell you.  First of all, I had no idea that this friend even knew BK.  And second of all, I thought BK had managed to limit himself to girls slathered in butter.

It turns out the BK in question is, in fact, Burger King; and the website is apparently the hottest advertising gimmick around.   The website features a man dressed in a chicken suit, but with stockings and a garter belt.  The chicken, a la amateur web cam sites, acts out the instructions given to him by the web surfers.

The web address, for those old enough or sick enough (td and Tomovoz, I am talking to you), is below.  However, be forewarned!  The website is extremely slow to open due to the fact that they have already received over 150 million hits.  I guess this means that HHW will remain, for the moment, the second most popular site on the internet.  


http://www.subservientchicken.com/
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 01:00:39 PM
I think one good part about being obsessed with stats (or at least what page we're on) is doing the DANCE! :)
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 01:01:18 PM
The PAGE DANCE I mean.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 01:04:00 PM
Hey TCB didn't Jrand give us that website earlier this week?

Okay I'm confused.  It's a porn site?  The chicken does commands (like sit or jump).  What the heck else does it do that makes it porn?

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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 01:05:39 PM
DR Maya asked (yesterday) about the play The SHAPE OF THINGS.  I have not seen it.  But they are doing a production here, and I will see it next Sunday.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 01:07:08 PM
I think there are several films with that title - who are the stars of your?

I have no idea!  All I remember is that it came out around 1971-72 and that it's about witches and devil worshippers and there's a real cool scene where they pull a witch's tongue out!  
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 30, 2004, 01:10:47 PM
Hey TCB didn't Jrand give us that website earlier this week?

Okay I'm confused.  It's a porn site?  The chicken does commands (like sit or jump).  What the heck else does it do that makes it porn?

The chicken would not do everything I told it to do.  Evidently, it has standards.  Reminds me of some dates I've had...
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 01:18:42 PM
Hey TCB didn't Jrand give us that website earlier this week?

Okay I'm confused.  It's a porn site?  The chicken does commands (like sit or jump).  What the heck else does it do that makes it porn?



Jennifer -- I don't remember Jrand giving us a chicken site.  I remember the purple (or was it blue) hippo in the dance belt, but I don't remember a chicken.  If this is a duplicate of something posted earlier at this site, then my apologies.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 01:20:49 PM
The chicken would not do everything I told it to do.  Evidently, it has standards.  Reminds me of some dates I've had...

Well, Dan, you are obviously going out with the wrong people.





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Post by: Stuart on April 30, 2004, 01:26:11 PM
DR Maya asked (yesterday) about the play The SHAPE OF THINGS.  I have not seen it.  But they are doing a production here, and I will see it next Sunday.

Meant to respond to this earlier, but forgot.  Haven't seen it, either, but it is the first production next year at SUNY Brockport.  (Remember, all you interested parties, that the final production at Brockport next season is Anthony Shaffer's MURDERER.)

I've just skimmed it -- basically for plot points and such to incoporate into the press materials -- and it seems interesting, if you have interest in the goings on with a quartet of friends and lovers on a college campus.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 01:26:28 PM
I actually think GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE is a clever and well made little comedy. From what I saw of DUDLEY, it isn't in that league, but it was still OK, especially as I think Brendan Fraser is an ingratiating and charming actor.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 01:29:31 PM
No not me - mine was a hippo....
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 01:30:15 PM
Wait....maybe I did....I remember going there and I couldn't make it work, maybe I did post it....

HELP....it's like I'm losing my mind.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 01:35:36 PM
All right!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 01:55:19 PM
DR JRand I'm pretty sure it was you who posted the chicken.  I know somebody did for sure, cause I remember looking at it.

DR TCB, the link was posted, however nobody said anything about porn.  I think we were just told to look at the cute chicken.

I'm still really confused about the porn part.  It's just a chickn standing there.  Why are so many people thinking it's porn and going there?

And again, maybe I'm missing some of the chicken's talents.  But the things I saw it do were definitely PG.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 01:58:29 PM
Just had a couple of slices of pizza for the first time in eight months.  Yummilicious.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 02:08:36 PM
Just got in - going out again for a bit. But must say hello. HELLO.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 02:09:28 PM
What kind of pizza?
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 02:12:55 PM
I have no idea!  All I remember is that it came out around 1971-72 and that it's about witches and devil worshippers and there's a real cool scene where they pull a witch's tongue out!  

Udo Kier and Herbert Lom star.  It's no WITCHFINDER GENERAL, hell, it isn't even a CONQUEROR WORM, but it is quite sadistic and very bloody.  It was only rated "M" when it came out. . .hmmm.  I have a videotape of it around somewhere, but to my knowledge, it's never been on dvd.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 02:14:37 PM
Mushroom and pepperoni.  Or was it pepperoni and mushroom?

I also just got a lovely box from C.C. Brown's.  I sent them my books (in which they play a significant role) and they, in return, sent me twelve jars of hot fudge sauce.  I am stylin'.
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 02:15:57 PM
Thanks MattH. For some reason I have been in the mood for some Brendon Fraser.
I saw him live ( :-*) in London...

Not sure, but it's very possible that I saw him live, as well.  I can't remember what shows he was in, but back when he was some no-name young actor, he did one summer with the now-defunct Laughing Horse Summer Theatre in my very own hometown of Ellensburg.  I saw a number of LHST shows over the years, so I think it's very possible I saw him in something.  I'd think it very possible that DR Ann may have, as well.  Heck, was your father maybe even in a show with Brendan Fraser, Ann?
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 02:16:17 PM
I've tried to like Witchfinder General, but I find it too unpleasant and it's never really interested me like it does others.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 02:18:02 PM
DR JRand I'm pretty sure it was you who posted the chicken.  I know somebody did for sure, cause I remember looking at it.

DR TCB, the link was posted, however nobody said anything about porn.  I think we were just told to look at the cute chicken.

I'm still really confused about the porn part.  It's just a chickn standing there.  Why are so many people thinking it's porn and going there?

And again, maybe I'm missing some of the chicken's talents.  But the things I saw it do were definitely PG.

Jennifer -- I am quite sure that Burger King would prefer that people not call it porn either.  I only brought the whole thing up because a friend asked me if I had seen BK's Chicken Porn Site, and, of course, I assumed they were talking about our BK, not Burger King.  I am sure that is being referred to as chicken porn because it is meant to mimic the amateur webcam porn sites that you find all over the internet.  At those sites, so I have been told, you can get the model (or in this case the chicken) to do anything you want it to do, including lewd acts.
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 02:22:06 PM
Ooo, now I want some pepperoni and mushroom pizza... my favorite kind!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 02:26:19 PM
After I finished DAREDEVIL today, I nixed my previous intentions and put in BROTHER BEAR, another DVD with a fantastic DTS soundtrack. I'm only about 20 minutes in, haven't gotten to the place where the screen aspect ratio changes yet, but I'm enjoying it, and the sound is wunderbar.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 02:28:54 PM
Thank you TCB. I did get the link last week but it was not that successful - and NO! I was not asking the chicken to do that.

Weekly TV here has a dance competition - of the ballroom variety. I don't usually watch but last night one of the couples competing - samba, cha cha, tango. hip hop etc was male. They won. I didn't know there were Gay Dance sport world championships. The guys had competed there. They won on the final vote "the X factor" (sexual energy, audience appeal etc).
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 02:29:37 PM
I find it hard to believe that Burger King would let their chicken do lewd acts. :)

Oy.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 02:31:13 PM
Btw, it is extremely hot here today.  It think it's 27C (which must be 80F at least).  Although it's quite windy.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 02:35:47 PM
Hello, all!  It's been a long day and I'm just checking in to say hello, as DR Panni did.  I'm on my last Mickey-Judy number, an endless (it seems) dialogue-sing-8-bars-dialogue-sing-4-bars bit.   It's on a series of badly sketched lead sheets, and I need to listen to the rehearsal tape a lot to put it together.  Damn!  I'd rather play on this site.

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT was funnier as a cartoon than a film but I liked its cheekiness.

I hadn't thought about the VHS of OH CALCUTTA in years; I never saw the show, but I did know several actors and acresses who were in it at the Edison.  It seemed to play there forever.  After it closed, a show called KA-BOOM! directed by John-Michael Tebelak of GODSPELL played there, one of the worst things I ever saw.  I knew one or two people in the cast, poor kids!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 02:37:21 PM
My favorite pizza is bacon and pineapple.
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Post by: Jay on April 30, 2004, 02:50:12 PM
I was out earlier today, Dear Readers, on a job interview.  Inasmuch over the past few months I have had job interviews as infrequently as I have had dates (as in none),  this was a very special occasion.

It went well.  I'm pretty sure I made it to the next step, which is precisely the goal one should aim to achieve at each step in a selection process.

And, come to think of it, on dates, too!
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Post by: Jay on April 30, 2004, 02:55:24 PM
Add my name to the list of those who enjoyed Big Fish.  Yes, the film did take a while to get underway.  Yes, Danny DeVito is nails on a blackboard.  But the whopper tales are beautifully shot, and I allowed myself to be transported by them.  I also enjoyed seeing Miss Jessica Lange on the big screen; few women are as gorgeous or as radiant as she.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 02:58:03 PM
I guess I'll try to slog through Big Fish at some point.  I never made it to the whopper tales - I don't know when they kick in but it certainly wasn't in the first thirty minutes of the film, which I found fairly unbearable.
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Post by: Jed on April 30, 2004, 02:59:34 PM
My favorite pizza is bacon and pineapple.

Oh yes, my other favorite pizza to go along with pepperoni and mushroom!  Of course, for us it's called Canadian bacon and pineapple. :D

Damn it, now I'm hungry.
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Post by: Jay on April 30, 2004, 03:02:37 PM
Last night I was at the Ahmanson Theatre, Dear Readers, to see a performance of Kaufman and Ferber's The Royal Family.  I had never seen this play before, and really did not know what to expect, other than that it was a loving parody of the Barrymore family.  

I enjoyed it quite a bit!  Marian Seldes played the family matriarch, Fanny Cavendish, and she did a splendid job in an absolutely wonderful role.  Kate Mullgrew attempted to channel, alternately, Kate Hepburn and Tammy Grimes in her raspy voiced performance as Julie Cavendish.  Daniel Gerroll stole the show as the rakish Tony Cavendish.  The sets and costumes were finely detailed and gorgeous.
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Post by: Emily on April 30, 2004, 03:13:17 PM
It was I who posted the subservient chicken link a while ago.  Believe it or not, there was a 5 minute story on it on rotation on CNN last week.  OY OY OY

I think I'm going to take my mucho $ that I earned this month and buy myself a new discman.  My last one kaputted last February and the trips on public transport between home-school-work have gotten a lot longer without music to distract me from the unwashed masses.

I also think I might just get around to purchasing and reading Benjamin Kritzer.

BK - can you advise me on which way you would prefer I place my order?  Through amazon?  Through you?  

Thanks :D
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 03:15:01 PM
I love THE ROYAL FAMILY. The Broadway version with Ellis Rabb (who also directed) was more or less taped for PBS and is now available on one of those Broadway Archive Theater DVDs and is grand.

It's got Eva LaGallienne as Fnny and also has Rosemary Harris and Sam Levene.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 03:18:50 PM
re: my favorite pizza being bacon and pineapple

Oh yes, my other favorite pizza to go along with pepperoni and mushroom!  Of course, for us it's called Canadian bacon and pineapple. :D

No, when I say I like bacon and pineapple I mean real bacon (not canadian bacon which is ham).

I have no idea why so many people in the US call it Canadian bacon.  It actually drives me crazy.  Cause it's NOT bacon.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 03:19:39 PM
Our local Native-American casino is opening their brand-new addition tomorrow night with a concert in their new showroom by Bobby Goldsboro.  Good Lord, I didn’t even know Mr. Goldsboro was still alive!  Has someone been storing him, along with Walt Disney, inside a great-big chest freezer up above New Orleans Square???
I think Bobby is in the autumn of his life honey. Guess you remember him in summer - the first time (when you were a broomstick cowboy). Was going to mention watching Scotty grow but thought you's get the wrong idea TCB. Has Bobby really left the straight life behind?
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Post by: Jay on April 30, 2004, 03:20:21 PM
And egg creams contain neither egg nor cream.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 03:22:16 PM
Sorry DR Emily, I could have sworn it was Jrand who posted the chicken link.

Btw, are you liking our hot weather?
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 03:36:05 PM
Jay and Emily have posted the chicken link before.
Isn't "search" great.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 03:38:04 PM
Emily: It's a bit cheaper through the site here if you want a hardcover copy - and it's signed.  If you want softcover, then amazon is your best bet.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 03:38:21 PM
I'm not crazy - I'm NOT!!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 30, 2004, 03:43:16 PM
Our local Native-American casino is opening their brand-new addition tomorrow night with a concert in their new showroom by Bobby Goldsboro.  Good Lord, I didn’t even know Mr. Goldsboro was still alive!  Has someone been storing him, along with Walt Disney, inside a great-big chest freezer up above New Orleans Square???

This is a picture of him from 5 years ago.  He was 56 then.  Looks a lot better than folks 10 years younger, or five, or ......  : )
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 03:43:22 PM
Yes you are crazy! :)
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 03:44:28 PM
Guess who's having breakfast at the moment Jack?
Colin, Magnus, Fosca, that  mule, Old Rivers and Me.
(At least some of us are old enough to remember).
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 03:46:03 PM
Big Fish:

Count me as one of those who did "enter" that moving movie! I guess I was in the right mood for it but I tend to enjoy the "weirdness" of Tim Burton's films -- Thought ED WOOD was terrific.

If one stays all through the whole Big Fish thing one is rewarded with one of the most emotional moments I've ever experienced; to me, all the strange things seen before do make some sense in the end, and the scene at the lake/river had me in tears. Well, I easily cry at movies, I must admit.

It is also quite obvious that Mr Burton is a man who has a deep love for the human species and this movie is a visual proof of that. It's flawed, definitely, but so darn moving.

The only objection I have though is why Jessica Lange is filmed so poorly. They managed to make her look plain!
That scene where she joins "Mr Scrooge" in the tub is so special.... And again, it all makes sense at the end; things look thrown in but the film is better thought than it looks at first!

I guess, i don't see as many films as you all do on a regular basis and that makes me a little less "critical" than most. Oh, and the acting is top-noch, in my humble opinion bien sûr!

Chedia meck... Hmmm, media check:

Only use my cd player:

Some Disney music from the CD On Demand Store on Disneyland's Main Street.
Check the choice at:
http/::www.mouseshoppe.com

Little Night Music -- OBC, Melbourne Opera Cast, Studio Cast (TER/Jay)

and.... don't laugh!, How Now, Dow Jones?
All I can say is that everyone involved in this oeuvre sings with vigor and vim....

DR TCB; thank you for your sweet personal message to me!

I've read many articles that claimed that Brendan Fraser is also a very nice person in "real" life!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 03:47:02 PM
Before I forget - particularly for TCB

titanic.com.au
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Post by: Jennifer on April 30, 2004, 03:55:19 PM
Hi DR Francois!
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 30, 2004, 04:09:22 PM
I prefer anchovy pizza.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 04:09:27 PM
I may have to take another look at BIG FISH. I really didn't like it. BUT I fell asleep - so perhaps I missed all the good stuff. Saw it at the movies with my daughter who was very eager to go. I was tired to begin with and it just didn't grab me, so off I went to slumberland. She didn't know I'd fallen asleep, so I had to fake knowledge of what I'd just "seen" because she was so enthused. Aaarghhh.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 04:10:03 PM
Jane is as quiet as a mouse.

Welcome nine GUESTS.  Today's dinner special is Chicken Fried Steak and country gravy.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 04:10:57 PM
I’m here but it’s taking me awhile to catch up on all the posts.  

JRand-yep, that was it.  Thanks for posting Garfield to help add to the celebration yesterday.  I haven’t seen THE RED SHOES in years.

Jennifer I enjoyed BIG FISH.  It is different in an interesting way.  Granted, it’s not BEING THERE, but I liked it.  I think you will like LOVE ACTUALLY more than BIG FISH.  Let me know after you watch them.

I would guess Michelle Pfeiffer did her own singing, unless she was also dubbed in THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 04:16:40 PM
It's really hard to tell who is singing in Grease 2 because the soundtrack is so wretchedly overproduced and overprocessed and overreverbed.  Horrid.  There is so much difference from when they're speaking just before a musical number begins and then the musical number it's like someone had put on a tape - oh, wait, that's what they did.  Jarring and terrible.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 04:16:55 PM
Love page six.
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 04:23:15 PM
Hello, DRJennifer!

DRPanni, you do crack me up!
Putting "on a show" for your daughter!!
It was not BIG FISH, but THE BIG SLEEP for you...

I have to be careful not to go to movies in the afternoon during digestion -- "mine"! -- ; I tend to fall asleep... which I hate, mainly if the flick is good!
Old age -- for me! -- I guess!
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 04:25:24 PM
LOL I think in interviews Michelle has said she did her own singing.  She was a bit surprised to find herself in the movie as just a couple of weeks before she had been working as a grocery checker!

LOL TOMOVOZ and Jennifer.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 04:33:58 PM
I would guess Michelle Pfeiffer did her own singing, unless she was also dubbed in THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS.

I also had heard/read that Michelle did her own singing...for the most part.  After THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (not Brothers) was released, Michelle wanted to make a CD of her own.  The people who recorded (and fixed) her singing voice for the movie soundtrack played her the unedited recordings and Michelle realized that it wouldn't be a good idea. ;)
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 04:40:38 PM
Can hardly wait for Rhino to bring out THAT soundtrack....maybe they could put GREASE 2 on as an extra!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 30, 2004, 05:00:47 PM
I too like The Royal Family.  I've hesitated to go see this one because I heard it did not get particularly good reviews.  I also saw it in the fall of 2001 at The Haymarket Theatre in London in a wonderful production directed by my favourite director,Sir Peter Hall, starring Judi Dench as the matriarch, supported by an all-star cast:  Harriet Walter (Harriet Vane in the Edward Petherbridge Lord Peter Whimseys); Peter Bowles (Rumpole and To the Manor Born); Peter Blythe (also of Rumpole); Toby Stephens (son of Robert Stephens and Maggie Smith) in the Jack Barrymore role; Julia MacKenzie (one of the leading British interpreters of Sondheim and part of the original creative team that did Side By Side By Sondheim in both London and NY); and the redoubtable Philip Voss (who has done many a great role at the National and RSC).  It would be hard to top for me.  I've also seen the lovely Ellis Rabb version.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 05:10:10 PM
JoseSPiano I’m glad you are taking such good care of yourself.

When GODS AND MONSTERS came out I read a review saying the obsession for Brendon Fraser  wasn’t believable since Brendon wasn’t attractive or appealing.  I could only thing WHAT AN  IDIOT.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 05:15:09 PM
Agreed Jane. The camera loves Brendon Fraser. He has star charisma and can act as well. "Gods and Monsters" was brilliant as was his performance.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 05:16:02 PM
We had a delightful call from our older son.  I have caught up with all the posts and now it's time to feed Bogie.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 05:24:43 PM
I know we don't often bring the ugly real world to this pleasant place... But sometimes one has to take note and scream. So Sinclair broadcasting is refusing to run tonight's Nightline on eight ABC affiliates (some fairly major ones) because they say that the show and Ted Koppel are "undermining the war effort"  and "using the airwaves for political subterfuge" by... reading the names and showing the pictures of 523 service men and women killed in action in Iraq! Yeah, I'd say that's downright treason. The mind boggles.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 05:29:24 PM
I thought you lived in the "land of the free". Your media seems so censored and so insular at times.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 05:31:59 PM
MBarnum. I am about to investigate the "new" CDs. Bollywood here I come.
Not surprised at the reviews of "Bombay Dreams". I couldn't get through the DVD of "the making of" and the Cd of the show is deadly dull. The film tracks from Bollywood have so much more life.
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 05:37:38 PM
DRPanni,

American Deaths in Iraq
Since war began:   738
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 05:44:28 PM
I had a very interesting phone conversation with my 83 year old father last night.  When I was in college and protesting the Vietnam situation, my father, a WW2 navy vet,  had a heavy "my country right or wrong" attitude, and at one point he threw me and my friends out of "his" house for wearing black arm bands after the Kent State shootings!  Well, he's done a complete reversal, hates the Irag conflict, and wants the US out of there.  I was very proud of him.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 05:44:38 PM
I too like The Royal Family.  I've hesitated to go see this one because I heard it did not get particularly good reviews.  I also saw it in the fall of 2001 at The Haymarket Theatre in London in a wonderful production directed by my favourite director,Sir Peter Hall, starring Judi Dench as the matriarch, supported by an all-star cast:  Harriet Walter (Harriet Vane in the Edward Petherbridge Lord Peter Whimseys); Peter Bowles (Rumpole and To the Manor Born); Peter Blythe (also of Rumpole); Toby Stephens (son of Robert Stephens and Maggie Smith) in the Jack Barrymore role; Julia MacKenzie (one of the leading British interpreters of Sondheim and part of the original creative team that did Side By Side By Sondheim in both London and NY); and the redoubtable Philip Voss (who has done many a great role at the National and RSC).  It would be hard to top for me.  I've also seen the lovely Ellis Rabb version.

My sister, niece and I were in London in December 2001 and we ALMOST went to see this!  We decided on "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with the aforementioned Brendan Fraser and Francis O'Connor because my niece really was a fan of Francis O'Connor.  A missed opportunity. :-\
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 05:50:16 PM
Well, after my huge cat with frog hat last night, let's see how this does for DR MBarnum!
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 05:54:32 PM
I think he is sexiest in THE MUMMY.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 30, 2004, 05:54:35 PM
Good Tom, I want a full report...particularly on Lucky Ali!

Media Check:
VHS: A NIGHT AT THE CIRCUS and ROOM SERVICE taped off of TCM.

DVD: DYNAMITE a B movie starring Richard Crane and Virginia Welles about 2 dynamite blasters in love with the same woman.

CD: CDs of Eurovision from Tomovoz and Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter CDs from Elmore3003.

And the Bollywood movie for this weekend is ANDPAHD. a 1962 melodrama about a crippled girl who marries a man who despises her. Not to worry, however, as I am 100% sure it will have a happy ending and lots of music! LOL!

It stars the ever hunky Dharmendra, the beautiful Mala Sinha, and the lovely Mumtaz.

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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 05:59:15 PM
Monday May 10th is the best morning for us to have breakfast at Du-Par’s.  Bruce and Panni, is that a good day for you?  Elmore are you sure you can’t join us?  

I only said Bruce, Panni and elmore because they were the only ones who responded to my question to meet at Du-Par’s.  I also believe Bruce & Panni are the only ones, who live in L.A., who read my question.
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 06:15:14 PM
DRElmore,

The French saying is:

Il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne changent pas d'avis!

(avis=opinion)
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 06:17:50 PM
Yes, DRJane but he does not show as much flesh!!
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 06:18:46 PM
That should be fine, Jane, you just have to keep reminding me as I have become senile.
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Post by: Panni on April 30, 2004, 06:26:35 PM
The dates's fine for me, too, Jane. I also may need a reminder -- not because I'm senile, but because... ah... I forget why.
(I'll put it in my daybook. Problem is that sometimes I forget to look in my daybook.)
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 06:26:36 PM
I didn't mind Ms. Lange being photographed the way she was in BIG FISH, but, did we really HAVE TO SEE DANNY DEVITO'S ASS  photographed so spectacularly? ? ? ?
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:27:36 PM
Bruce do you still have my cell phone number?

The big question will be, Farmer's Market or the Valley.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 06:31:14 PM
Monday May 10th is the best morning for us to have breakfast at Du-Par’s.  Bruce and Panni, is that a good day for you?  Elmore are you sure you can’t join us?  

Sob!  No!  I love Du-Par's!  Come to New York and visit me!
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 06:32:03 PM
Ooo, now I want some pepperoni and mushroom pizza... my favorite kind!

OK...what are the DR's favorite pizza toppings?  

Personally, I've always had a fondness for anchovies, olives, garlic, and really spicy sausage.

One of the local joints serves a pineapple and coconut 'za that's to die for...utterly dee-lish!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 06:32:17 PM
DRElmore,

The French saying is:

Il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne changent pas d'avis!

(avis=opinion)

I just know I've got a mind to change.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 06:32:23 PM
Studio City is the only REAL Du-Par's left.  Farmer's Market has gone to rack and to ruin.

You'll have to e me your cell again.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:33:57 PM
I will try to post or email you both the day before.   Of course I will have to remember to look at my travel schedule to remember that. :D  I won’t forget we are meeting.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 06:34:41 PM
OK...what are the DR's favorite pizza toppings?  

Personally, I've always had a fondness for anchovies, olives, garlic, and really spicy sausage.


DR Robin, I've been getting mushrooms, fresh garlic, olives and sausage or perreroni lately.  Our tastes sound similar except for the anchovies.
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 06:36:42 PM
Can hardly wait for Rhino to bring out THAT soundtrack....maybe they could put GREASE 2 on as an extra!

Both Grease 2 and The Fabulous Baker Boys have had soundtracks out on CD.  I actually like the song "Reproduction" from Grease 2, but there's no way in hell tarnation that I'll ever sit thru the movie again.  
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 06:37:50 PM
Page 7, folks...doin' pretty goldurn good!
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 06:45:09 PM
Oh, and Michelle Pfeiffer does her own singing of Stephen Schwartz' "When You Believe" in THE PRINCE OF EGYPT - - it's only her screen persona that's been animated.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:46:51 PM
Elmore, in New York we go to Carvel’s.  And isn’t there a vegetarian Chinese restaurant I am to try?

Bruce, email has been sent.

I haven’t been inside the Farmer’s Market Du-Par’s in years but I do enjoy walking and shopping at the Grove.  I did by some pies from there last year and was disappointed in them.

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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 06:47:06 PM
Well, I guess I'm going to see Porgy and Bess even though my energy level is currently on low.  Keep the home fries burning and I'll catch up on your lovely posts when I return around ten.  And then my friends, we shall partay.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:49:36 PM
I missed my page seven dance-oops. :o

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :) ;) :D :o 8) ::) :-*[/move]
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 06:50:54 PM
Sorry DRElmore, I've been too laconic in my statement!

No, no, no I was concurring with your demonstration of your dad changing his mind....

I think "you", in the US of A,  say "Stupid minds don't change!" and I was just quoting its French equivalent!
I was not being critical!
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:51:09 PM
Jay, GOOD, GOOD, SUPER GOOD JOB VIBES!!!
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Post by: Maya on April 30, 2004, 06:57:43 PM
Well, tomorrow morning I leave for NYC, and in less than 24 hours, I will be in the audience of "Assassins!"  I can't wait.

Meant to respond to this earlier, but forgot.  Haven't seen it, either, but it is the first production next year at SUNY Brockport.  (Remember, all you interested parties, that the final production at Brockport next season is Anthony Shaffer's MURDERER.)

I've just skimmed it -- basically for plot points and such to incoporate into the press materials -- and it seems interesting, if you have interest in the goings on with a quartet of friends and lovers on a college campus.

It WAS interesting, although the "shocker" ending wasn't really that shocking.  I don't know...I like Neil LaBute but I think he understands the reasons that people drift apart far better than he does the reasons why they come together.  The great playwrights (Shakespeare included of course) understood both.  That said, it is a solidly crafted play (or at least I can assume so from the film version).

I really liked "Big Fish," sugar-coated as it was.  Then again, I've never seen a Burton film I didn't like.

Last night I was at the Ahmanson Theatre, Dear Readers, to see a performance of Kaufman and Ferber's The Royal Family.  I had never seen this play before, and really did not know what to expect, other than that it was a loving parody of the Barrymore family.  

I enjoyed it quite a bit!  Marian Seldes played the family matriarch, Fanny Cavendish, and she did a splendid job in an absolutely wonderful role.  Kate Mullgrew attempted to channel, alternately, Kate Hepburn and Tammy Grimes in her raspy voiced performance as Julie Cavendish.  Daniel Gerroll stole the show as the rakish Tony Cavendish.  The sets and costumes were finely detailed and gorgeous.

Whatever happened to that musical version Bill Finn was working on?  Anyone know?

Well, I'm off to watch "Last Tango in Paris."
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 06:58:47 PM
I have been thinking about the pizza toppings.

For dip dish pizza, or traditional Italian style I like mushrooms, cheese (in Italy we had an incredible 4 cheese pizza in Pisa) black olives and tomatoes.

We have a restaurant in Ashland that makes a wonderful French pizza.  I think my favorite toppings are French goats cheese, tomatoes, broccoli and garlic.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 07:00:03 PM
Maya have a great time in NY :)
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Post by: td on April 30, 2004, 07:00:56 PM
It is my duty as a Hainsie/Kimmelet to warn you folks that TIMELINE is one of the funniest movies I have ever watched on dvd.
The only trouble is, it wasn't meant to be a comedy.  You want a good laugh?  Check out the blue-eyed, bodacious Paul Walker reciting (he ain't acting it, sweetie) dialogue which even Keanu Reeves would put something into.  The divoon Dracula of DRACULA 2000, Gerard Butler has developed more muscle than he showed in DRACULA 2000, but not more acting ability.  Of course any script that uses the analogy of body faxing to relate time travel is bound to be good for a laugh or two.
Funny stuff this is.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 07:08:34 PM
OK...what are the DR's favorite pizza toppings?

My favorite pizza (as I've mentioned before) has pepperoni, pineapple and cashews!  There's a place in Lacey (right next to Olympia) called Dirty Dave's Gay 90s Pizza Parlor ('1890s' Gay 90s) and cashews are one of their specialty toppings.  They've had it for YEARS!
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Post by: Robin on April 30, 2004, 07:12:46 PM
Usually, when I'm making 'za at home, I put Goldfish on it.  

Not real goldfish...the tiny crackers.  They add a neat crunchy texture to the mix.  Deee-lish!
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 07:13:11 PM
I just received an email from Danise saying she has picked up a big time virus and doesn’t know how to get rid of it and is getting one pop up after another.

She says to tell everyone thanks (for yesterday’s NY info) and she will be on the board to read all your wonderful posts as soon as she can.



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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 07:24:48 PM
Movie time but I haven’t a clue or clew what DVD we are about to watch and I was too busy today to listen to anything but the radio.

Goodnight.
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Post by: Jane on April 30, 2004, 07:29:20 PM
Andrea, hi. :)
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 30, 2004, 07:50:11 PM
I thought that Danise had picked up a virus and she would be unwell herself. Thank goodness that is not the case as she has so much excitement with her journeys soon. Thank goodness also for anti virus softwear and that one of my ex students is a computer expert and provides a free computer service.
Hope the the virus is dealt with soon Danise.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 07:50:40 PM
Sorry DRElmore, I've been too laconic in my statement!

No, no, no I was concurring with your demonstration of your dad changing his mind....

I think "you", in the US of A,  say "Stupid minds don't change!" and I was just quoting its French equivalent!
I was not being critical!
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Francois, I wasn't  misunderstanding you, and I'm sorry if I implied that.  I knew what you meant, even though my French is tres lousy.  I was just paraphrasing your comment, that I'm glad and proud of my Father and his change of mind.  I'm proud that my mind can change opinion as well.  I should ber as smart as he at 83.  I'm so sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 07:57:46 PM
Elmore, in New York we go to Carvel’s.  And isn’t there a vegetarian Chinese restaurant I am to try?

DR Jane,  I forget!  I should go back and look at our posts and determine what actually was discussed.  I think I mentioned a couple of wonderful restaurants on the Upper West Side with good vegetarian dishes, but I don't know of an exclusively vegetarian Chinese place.  I'll look around.  This is my night for miscommunication on my end!  I do hope you and Keith come to NYC; I'd love to meet you since Du-Par's is out of the question.  The last time I was there (I think it was during Jason Graae's recording for BK) I met and spoke to Roger Rees.  Nice man.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 08:12:42 PM
That was vague; the last time I was at Du-Par's, I saw Roger Rees.

I'll never have my Father's mind at 83; I'll be a vegetable.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 08:14:45 PM
And now I'm a posting frenzy!  I'm going to bed; it's 11:00 pm here. Good night, one and all.  Sweet dreams.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 08:16:54 PM
BROTHER BEAR had some wonderful animation with some of the most gorgeous backgrounds I've seen in a 2-D animated movie in many, many years. Breathtaking. And the sound wonderful. The story becomes very touching in parts. I enjoyed everything but the forgettable Phil Collins songs.
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 08:19:17 PM
DRElmore,

No harm done, really!

Now, judging from your pic, I could swear that I saw somewhere the other day! ;)

Or, was it Guy Haines?
You both look so much alike!
Don't know if anyone told you! :D

May 1 is Fête du Travail here!
And.... to celebrate, I'll be working!

DRtd,

Funny but true, I don't remember DeVito's arse in Big Fish!
He made a swell Werewolf though, I believe!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 30, 2004, 08:21:11 PM
George, you had to choose?  We saw both THE ROYAL FAMILY and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.  I thought Ned Beatty, former neighbour of ours and fellow Kentuckian was superb as big Daddy.  Actually, that year was one of our best theatre trips, everything we saw was wonderful except for one show.  We saw a brilliant PRIVATE LIVES with Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan.  HUMBLE BOY with Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, and the wonderful Simon Russell Beale (I recommend anyone with in hail of NYC go see Beale in JUMPERS; he may be the best actor working in London today).  THE HOMECOMING with Ian Holm. The revival of NOISES OFF.  JOE EGG with Clive Owen and Victoria Hamilton, MOTHER CLAPP'S MOLLY HOUSE, THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE.  The only dud we saw was STAR QUALITY, a bad adaptation of a Noel Coward story starring the usually wonderful Penelope Keith who was just plain miscast.  Why choose?  Go see as much as you can!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 08:24:22 PM

Now, judging from your pic, I could swear that I saw somewhere the other day! ;)

Or, was it Guy Haines?
You both look so much alike!


Guy and I are great friends, but I'm much younger.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 30, 2004, 08:25:46 PM
Good night, all!
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Post by: PennyO on April 30, 2004, 08:26:26 PM
I loved the performance I saw of Peter Gallagher and company in the Noises Off revival. Laughed my head off.

TCB - I think you SHOULD definitely come sing next Sunday - it ain't "opera" - nope. I want all the notes, but I'm looking more for a country sound, y'all. Think about it.
Title: Re:THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: PennyO on April 30, 2004, 08:27:51 PM
Oh, and I also saw that wonderful PRIVATE LIVES. Knocked my socks off. I got a great seat - sixth row center. And OH, that set!!! superb in every way, was that show.
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Post by: François de Paris on April 30, 2004, 08:28:08 PM
A followup on what DRPanni posted earlier:

Senator McCain Letter to Sinclair on Preemption of Nightline

April 30, 2004

McCain Letter to Sinclair Broadcast on Preemption of Nightline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) issued the following letter today to Mr. David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, in response to the preemption of this evening's Nightline program:

I write to strongly protest your decision to instruct Sinclair's ABC affiliates to preempt this evening's Nightline program. I find deeply offensive Sinclair's objection to Nightline's intention to broadcast the names and photographs of Americans who gave their lives in service to our country in Iraq.

I supported the President's decision to go to war in Iraq, and remain a strong supporter of that decision. But every American has a responsibility to understand fully the terrible costs of war and the extraordinary sacrifices it requires of those brave men and women who volunteer to defend the rest of us; lest we ever forget or grow insensitive to how grave a decision it is for our government to order Americans into combat. It is a solemn responsibility of elected officials to accept responsibility for our decision and its consequences, and, with those who disseminate the news, to ensure that Americans are fully informed of those consequences.

There is no valid reason for Sinclair to shirk its responsibility in what I assume is a very misguided attempt to prevent your viewers from completely appreciating the extraordinary sacrifices made on their behalf by Americans serving in Iraq. War is an awful, but sometimes necessary business. Your decision to deny your viewers an opportunity to be reminded of war's terrible costs, in all their heartbreaking detail, is a gross disservice to the public, and to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. It is, in short, sir, unpatriotic. I hope it meets with the public opprobrium it most certainly deserves.

--Posted April 30, 2004
Source: Senator John McCain's Office
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Post by: PennyO on April 30, 2004, 08:28:18 PM
Yipes! did I just start page 8??? Oh, happy me!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 30, 2004, 08:43:47 PM
Saw a really fascinating documentary on Gore Vidal in high definition tonight on PBS. Got so immersed in it that I gave up switching over to CSI: MIAMI which was a rerun anyway.
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Post by: PennyO on April 30, 2004, 08:44:29 PM
Heading off to niteynite. Oy, am I tired! Gotta hand it to my folks - he's 95, she's 80 and got lung cancer... they haven't had an adventure for years, got so bored, so they decided to sell their house and MOVE. Yipes - moving! Gotta hand it to them. New house, new neighborhood, still on their own. Wow - am I impressed.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 08:45:39 PM
Tomovoz:  Thank you for the website.  What a great looking place.  I would love to go there sometime.  Is $79.00 Australian a lot for dinner?  It gives me yet another reason to want to visit Oz.

François:  Thank you for the nice note.  It really is wonderful to have you back posting again.

I apologize for stirring up a hornet's nest by posting the web address for the chicken, again.  I was really just commenting on my friend's use of the phrase BK's Chicken Porn Site, and not on the site itself.  In fact, I hadn't even been to the website, because I was writing that post from work.  I only included the address, because I figured if I didn't, someone would ask for it. For the record:  I am not into chicken, I am not into chicken porn, and I can not stand Burger king!!



This is a picture of him from 5 years ago.  He was 56 then.  Looks a lot better than folks 10 years younger, or five, or ......  : )


RLP:  I apologize if it sounded like I was making fun of Bobby Goldsboro.  I really didn't mean it that way.  I was just so shocked to find out that he was still performing, because I honestly thought he had passed away....  And yes, RLP, he does look better than me.
Title: Re:THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 09:04:12 PM
I loved the performance I saw of Peter Gallagher and company in the Noises Off revival. Laughed my head off.

TCB - I think you SHOULD definitely come sing next Sunday - it ain't "opera" - nope. I want all the notes, but I'm looking more for a country sound, y'all. Think about it.

PennyO:  I assume, since you are still down south, that you are talking about a week from Sunday, and not the day after tomorrow?  Let me know all the details of the when and where, as well, as the phone number to set up an appointment.
Title: Re:THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 09:05:57 PM
What we think is chic, unique, and quite adorable, they think is odd and sodden and deplorable!

Anyway - I hope MR BK enjoys Porgy and Bess.  I am going to watch BIG FISH which my sister just got at Blockbuster.

I saw a very funny movie on Showtime....called NOBODY'S BABY with Gary Oldham, Skeet Ulrich, and Mary Steenburgen.  It starts out a bit like RAISING ARIZONA but goes in a different direction.  Very funny, if you are looking for just that off center (on purpose) movie, and I really didn't realize Ulrich was that good.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 09:34:44 PM
Hey TCB didn't Jrand give us that website earlier this week?

Okay I'm confused.  It's a porn site?  The chicken does commands (like sit or jump).  What the heck else does it do that makes it porn?
I told the chicken to bark like a dog.  It got down on all fours and ran around the room, lifting it's leg on every piece of furniture.
Title: Re:THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 09:54:14 PM
George, you had to choose?  We saw both THE ROYAL FAMILY and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.  I thought Ned Beatty, former neighbour of ours and fellow Kentuckian was superb as big Daddy.  <SNIP>  Why choose?  Go see as much as you can!

I would have loved to see a lot more theater, but I was with my sister and niece and couldn't just go off by myself.  Also (and this was the main reason), funds were limited.  Oh well.  I'll just have to go again when I'm by myself and have much, much, much (that's three muches) more money!

I also was very impressed with Ned Beatty...also with both Brendan Fraser (very nice to look at, as well) and Francis O'Connor.
Title: Re:THE LAST OF APRIL
Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 09:57:37 PM
And, George, what's this about your housemate???  Have you been holding out on us?

 ???
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 10:00:56 PM
When GODS AND MONSTERS came out I read a review saying the obsession for Brendon Fraser  wasn’t believable since Brendon wasn’t attractive or appealing.  I could only thing WHAT AN  IDIOT.
Brendan Fraser isn't attractive or appealing?  Lordy, he could even get Gertrude Stein all aflutter!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 30, 2004, 10:11:20 PM
Good Evening!

Laugh of the evening:  There's this little piece of underscoring right before the the finale of Children of Eden.  Very lightly scored for harp (keyboard), cello, flute, etc...  Well, I finally hear my lead-in cue, and.... WONK!!!!!  -I had forgotten to "foot patch" ahead from the previous song, which is "Ain't It Good"... which I play Gospel Organ on.  LOUD Gospel Organ!!  Thankfully, I caught my mistake about two notes in, but I swear I could hear some giggles on stage!  Needless to say, there were smiles all around the pit, and my conductor was very understanding and even giggled himself.   -After the show he told me that when he was on tour with  Lion King he had a similar incident - he should have come in on a soft string pad, but out came a gospel organ!  Keyboard Players, Unite!  In any case, it was nice to walk out of the theatre smiling - and feeling pretty good.  -And extremely apologetic to the cast as I waited with them on the Metro platform - but even they got a kick out of it.  ;D

Also, my bit of "uncomfortability" has become less uncomfortable too.  Hopefully, everything will continue to remedy itself throughout the night.. and come morning.  The joys of recuperating.

Well, I need to put my feet up and get ready for bed... Two shows tomorrow.

OH!  I did get out to visit my nephew, and he did give me quite the wonderful hug - and even said, "I love you, Uncle Jojo!"  However, my three year-old niece, Alyssa has seemed to have grown very UNfond of me.  I tried to help feed her her afternoon snack, but as soon as I got within two feet of her, she started started crying(!) for her mom.  At first I thought she wanted to be picked up, but as soon as I tried to pick her up, she turned away.  She even ripped off her bib! - which was covered with lots of honeydew melon "remnants".  It was quite the dramatic moment.  Ah, well... Someday.  -Apparently, she was already cranky since she hadn't napped yet today, so...

OK - Time for bed... See you in the morning.
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Post by: TCB on April 30, 2004, 10:18:50 PM

OH!  I did get out to visit my nephew, and he did give me quite the wonderful hug - and even said, "I love you, Uncle Jojo!"  However, my three year-old niece, Alyssa has seemed to have grown very UNfond of me.  I tried to help feed her her afternoon snack, but as soon as I got within two feet of her, she started started crying(!) for her mom.  At first I thought she wanted to be picked up, but as soon as I tried to pick her up, she turned away.  She even ripped off her bib! - which was covered with lots of honeydew melon "remnants".  It was quite the dramatic moment.  Ah, well... Someday.  -Apparently, she was already cranky since she hadn't napped yet today, so...



Hmm, .........."quite the dramatic moment."  Sounds like Alyssa may have more in common with Uncle JoJo than we originally thought! ;)
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 10:25:09 PM
A followup on what DRPanni posted earlier:

Senator McCain Letter to Sinclair on Preemption of Nightline
I'm not going to reprint the letter here, since it's right up-page in these posts.  However, in a parallel idiocy, Bill O'Reilly is taking Gary Trudeau to task for having his comics character, B. D., become injured and losing a leg in the war.  Of course, O'Reilly is acting like it's brand new news that Trudeau has been protesting wars since Viet Nam.

Frankly, I've found Trudeau's depiction humane and sensitive.  There has been nothing outlandish in what he has done, other than the groundbreaking stance of showing a major character (who has been part of the strip since Trudeau's college days) injured in this way.

I acknowledge the fact that I'm comparatively right wing, peer wise.  But this and the Sinclair business has me shaking my head in bewilderment.
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Post by: George on April 30, 2004, 10:36:52 PM
And, George, what's this about your housemate???  Have you been holding out on us?

 ???

NNOOO!!!  :o  He's a co-worker and we're just sharing the house to save on expenses.  We're not "compatible."  ;)
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 10:40:47 PM
Der Brucer and I continue to have a wonderful time here in Rehoboth Beach.  This weekend is the Cabaret Festival, and we've already seen a couple of acts, both rather good.

The first was a woman named Suzanne Prichette, singing the hits of Aretha, Whitney, Etta James, Tina Turner...there was a heritage thing going on, but she was using that heritage to her advantage.  Her voice was smooth and clear, knowing where the notes were that she wanted to hit instead of scooping into them, and she gave her own twists into the interpretations.  The only thing that was lacking was her own accompaniment; her husband was queing up tracks from minus-one CDs.  I can only imagine how good she would be with a real band.

(This set took place in a sushi restaurant called Abstractions.  I hadn't thought der B would be interested in that kind of cuisine, but he enjoyed it a lot...except when he tried the wasabi straight, big mistake if sinus clearing.  And Ms. Prichette's vocals fit the environment very well.)

We followed this with a walk around town, down to the boardwalk and back.  Der Brucer checked out a couple of menus posted, finding places he'd like to try at a later date.  Then we headed over to the town's jazz club, Sydney's, to hear a vocalist named Eddie Bruce.  The advertising was all about his performing a set called "Newley Discovered," a tribute to Anthony Newley.  This led to a disappointment, however, because he switched to a different Tony, the one named Bennett.

As it turned out, his voice was probably better suited for Tony B. than Tony N.  Much better suited, in fact, almost ranking in the "impression" range.  I enjoyed it a lot, der B. a little less, mostly because he'd had his heart set on Mr. N.

(We've no idea what the food at Sydney's is like, but their drinks are heavenly, as are the desserts we had.)

The fest continues tomorrow....
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 10:42:36 PM
I don't know from pizza right now.  We haven't gotten around to a pizza survey in our new home yet.  We're still working on Chinese and Mexican and Every Other Foodstuff.

I may have to learn how to make pizza on my own!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 30, 2004, 10:45:25 PM
MAJOR crisis on Sunday: Alias is a top priority for viewing...so of course FoodTV is running a new one-hour special of Good Eats at the same time!   :'(

It's all about Alton and his favorite seasoning, Salt!  For a full hour!  Opposite Alias!  Alton, Jennifer, Jennifer, Alton...Oh, bother!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 30, 2004, 11:17:13 PM
Just returned from hearing DR MusicGuy playing a concert on a HUGE pipe organ. Dang, is he good!!

The concert took place in a truly swellegant private home. MusicGuy received a very enthusiastic standing ovation.

Here he is, pointing out some of the features of the pipe organ.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 30, 2004, 11:23:27 PM
Thanks for the photo DRLaura!

Well I just finished watching BIG FISH.  I liked it.  I didn't know too much about it going in.  I do like a lot of the performers and Tim Burton did one of my favorite movies NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - so I wanted to like it.

A nice movie.  I can see why some people might not like it....it's not an everyone movie, but I liked it.  I don't think I need to see it again, though, but it is a nice memory.
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Post by: bk on April 30, 2004, 11:27:07 PM
What a loverly bunch of postings and what a loverly bunch of coconuts.