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Title: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 12:04:48 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were just plain and maybe a little fun, and now it is time for you to post until the just plain fun cows come home.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 12:05:45 AM
And the word of the day is: PALLADIAN!
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 12:07:33 AM
As promised, here's the new Kritzerland release - if you'd like one, it's $19.98 plus 3.75 shipping via paypal to kritzerland at adelphia dot net.


ONLY TWO THINGS CAN SCREW UP THEIR RELATIONSHIP.  HE’S ONE, SHE’S THE OTHER

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere limited edition soundtrack CD:

ROMANTIC COMEDY

Music Composed and Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch

Bernard Slade’s Romantic Comedy opened on November 8, 1979 at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway, starring Anthony Perkins and Mia Farrow.  It had a very healthy run of 396 performances and was the kind of, well, romantic comedy that’s become an endangered species, both on Broadway and film.  In 1983, The Mirisch Corporation brought Romantic Comedy to the screen, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen.  The story is classic romantic comedy – Jason Carmichael hasn’t written a hit play since he and his writing partner split up.  On the day of his wedding, in comes Phoebe Craddock, a quirky, funny, and endearing writer, who becomes his new partner.   Through hits and flops, through marriages and divorces, the two flirt with their own romantic comedy – the closest of friends, the nearest of lovers and finally finding their happy ending.  Moore and Steenburgen were terrific as the collaborators in everything but their own romantic comedy.

Reviews were mostly fine, with Roger Ebert especially enjoying the film for what it was.

“Not a whole heck of a lot happens in ‘Romantic Comedy’ but it happens so charmingly, and with such quick spirit and wit, that it's enough. This is the kind of movie Hollywood used to make to exploit the sheer charm of its great stars – performers like Cary Grant or Katherine Hepburn, who were so wonderful to watch that all you had to do was find something for them to say. The stars this time are Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen. Together, they have the sort of chemistry that might make any dialog work, and certainly works in Bernard Slade's story about a couple of playwrights who collaborate for years and years before they find the courage to finally come right out and kiss each other.”

For the score, director Hiller turned to award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and it was a perfect match of composer and film.  Hamlisch basically came up with one theme for the film and then finds the most beautiful ways to present it – whether up tempo or slow, mournful or romantic, it’s a great theme (and one you’ll be humming for weeks), and while not many composers could make that approach work, Hamlisch does it with nary a false note.   

For this CD, we used the original three-track session masters housed in the MGM vaults.   While we would have loved to include the song “Maybe” that plays over the end credits (sung by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – and credited to Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Burt Bacharach), it wasn’t available to us.  Happily, Hamlisch recorded an instrumental of the theme, which is what we’ve used to close out the CD.  While the score is fairly short, we do present every note of it.   It’s always a pleasure to bring more Marvin Hamlisch to CD – the world certainly needs more Hamlisch and it certainly can use a lot more romantic comedy.

This release is limited to 1000 copies only.  The price is $19.98 plus shipping

CD will ship by the end of August – however, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).   To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/2earx8j.jpg)
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Post by: George on July 18, 2010, 12:21:43 AM
Ordered the CD!
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Post by: George on July 18, 2010, 12:33:30 AM
Last night, I went to see TAO's production of "Othello."  I'd never seen any stage production or movie of it and I must say that it was excellent!  It was set in NYC during the late 1960s.  The director, Robert is a friend.  We'd done a few shows together and I found out tonight that when we were in "Romeo & Juliet" together last year, he was working on cutting "Othello" to a more manageable length than the original.  The show he ended up with lasted a little over two and a half hours (including the intermission) but didn't seem like that at all.  AND I could understand what was going on.  It all worked quite well and I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  There was one guy in the audience (the brother of one of the actors) who was visibly moved by the ending.  He had his head down, trying not to cry...or at least, trying not show it.  I wasn't that moved, but I certainly was into it.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 18, 2010, 04:23:50 AM
Good morning, all! The oaf above me arrived mone sometime around  5:30 am, making lots of thuds in my ceiling as he (I assume) unfolded his bed. Would that he were gone!

I was up at 6:45 since tomorrow morning I have to be up at the same time to make my NYU dental checkup. This morning I need to run down to Toyland for some music and drag it home with me. I'd like to work here today and tomorrow and I have to assemble the Full Score of LADY OF THE SLIPPER's Finale Ultimo as it was published in the 1912 vocal score. I'd like to be out the door by 8:00 and hope to be back here by 10.

I had one very strange dream about John McGlinn's executor and me sitting in on a production meeting for a revival of BABES IN TOYLAND and doing my best to thwart it.
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Post by: Ben on July 18, 2010, 05:08:33 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:31:20 AM
CD ORDERED!!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:32:12 AM
DR ELMORE the Dream-o-Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates you do not wish your work on the BABES IN TOYLAND to end, and that, in fact, you dislike any activity that takes you away from it for any great length of time.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:32:26 AM
Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:32:52 AM
My favorite Mary Steenburgen film will always be TIME AFTER TIME.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:33:30 AM
Lots of interesting posts yesterday.

I like OTHELLO.....even the Kenneth Branagh version from a few years ago....it's a most intriguing play.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:36:25 AM
WELLLLLLLL...................last night we started the show and then quelle deluge!  Torrents of rain, lightning, and thunder.

And of course we ARE in a barn.  We turned up the microphones so everyone could be heard, but it was most distracting and continued throughout the entire show.....distressing  - the audience was of course distracted and thinking about the weather INSTEAD of the play....but it was a good final performance.

Set is struck - properties are put away, stage is swept, dressing rooms cleaned....and of course we did a lot of work that the cast/crew of HELLO, DOLLY didn't bother to do when they struck.....and somehow about 25 metal folding chairs that belong in the rehearsal center ended up in the prop room upstairs after HELLO DOLLY....strange.
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 05:36:56 AM
DR VIXMOM congratulations on your yard sale finds....bargains ALL!!!!
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 05:46:42 AM
Morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 05:48:18 AM
Glad to hear "Girl Who Played with Fire," the movie, isn't like "Dragon Tattoo." The books were written in a different style. In fact, all three books were written in a different style. The levels of tension were different. The aims of the writer was different in each.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:22:17 AM

DR Jane wrote:
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Bruce I find it strange my brother can finally see THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE at a movie theater about the same time you can watch the DVD.  NetFlix still doesn't have a release date.

The whole thing is sort of weird. I mean the books have been out in Europe for ages. Yet the 3rd book was just released here.

The movies have been out in Europe, yet are just coming out here.  I saw the 2nd movie on dvd months ago (since all the books and dvds have been out in French for a while).  I am wondering when the 3rd movie will be released on dvd in French (I am anxious to see it).
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:23:00 AM
Vibes for DR TCB. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:25:31 AM
re: the movie the GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE.

It's been a while since i saw the 2nd film. But I'm assuming it ends the same way as the 2nd book.

Btw, BK are you at all interested in reading the books now?  IMO they are even better than the movies.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:26:41 AM
I feel so bad. My brother-in-law put my niece (the baby) to bed last night (since my sister went out). It is the first time he's put her to bed with my sister being out. And he forgot to put on her night light! :(

Poor Jadie!
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:27:47 AM
I only got home last night at 6:30pm. And tried to get in a bike ride before the night storm. I rode for 30 minutes. Lucky i decided to go home then. Cause we had another really bad storm.

I would have been okay with the rain (plus i bring my umbrella when the weather looks iffy). But riding in thunder would not be fun.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 06:28:49 AM
I am making banana muffins now. I guess i should go check on them (they have 7 minutes left). Then i need to eat and get dressed.

At least it won't rain today so i can take a bike ride when i get home later.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 06:42:18 AM
I am a boy who doesn't want to read a book or see a movie with a title that begins with The Girl Who....

Unless it features Miss Annette Funicello in a bathing suit singing a song to Fabian.....dressed likewise.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 06:42:33 AM
I know....I know....I am a culture hound.
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Post by: Michael on July 18, 2010, 06:43:52 AM
My favorite Mary Steenburgen film will always be TIME AFTER TIME.

I like that film too. I believe it was her first film or second or third. There is a great score by Miklós Rózsa. Also liked her in One Magic Christmas, Ragtime. The Whales of August and The Grass Harp.
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 06:44:02 AM
Today I  will audition for NEVER TOO LATE.

I purchased a copy of the CD COMPANY IN JAZZ produced by MR BK and it is most enjoyable....MOST!

I think I have one other of these CD's, I will have to check.

Might other DR's have suggestions as to the ones they enjoy the most......in the BK Jazz series.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 06:44:50 AM
My favorite Mary Steenburgen film will always be TIME AFTER TIME.

I like that film too. I believe it was her first film or second or third. There is a great score Miklós Rózsa. Also liked her in One Magic Christmas, Ragtime. The Whales of August and The Grass Harp.

Oh I forgot RAGTIME, although TAT - I love that movie....we went to see it every night for a week at the local Jerry Lewis Cinema.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 06:45:48 AM
Breaking news:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/18/entertainment/main6688771.shtml
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Post by: JMK on July 18, 2010, 06:49:18 AM
Ginny, we did Florida with the kids a few years ago and I have one reminder, which we were too stupid to realize until the last day we were there:  your parking pass is good all day at any of the WDW parks, meaning you can leave and come back.  :)
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Post by: Michael on July 18, 2010, 06:55:08 AM
Breaking news:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/18/entertainment/main6688771.shtml

Sad to say I thought she had already passed
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Michael on July 18, 2010, 06:57:04 AM
I am a boy who doesn't want to read a book or see a movie with a title that begins with The Girl Who....

Unless it features Miss Annette Funicello in a bathing suit singing a song to Fabian.....dressed likewise.

I can't imagine Fabian wearing the bathing suit that Annette does
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 06:58:24 AM
Today I  will audition for NEVER TOO LATE.



I recall seeing Andy Devine doing that show back in the late 1960s at the Valley Music Theatre.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Michael on July 18, 2010, 07:02:56 AM
I cannot find a recording of Maybe elsewhere. Why was it not available?
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Post by: Matthew on July 18, 2010, 07:15:12 AM
DR Ginny   Epcot is your best choice.  It's my favorite of all the parks at WDW.  When Mom and I go, we could spend the entire time there.
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Post by: Kerry on July 18, 2010, 07:27:05 AM
PUDDING!
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Post by: Kerry on July 18, 2010, 07:27:44 AM
PUDDING!

And since it's Free-For-All Day, FREE PUDDING!!!!!  FOR ALL!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 07:32:51 AM
EPCOT
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 07:34:04 AM
NEVER TOO LATE is so funny....and I love the movie.....with Mr Paul Ford, although I am less in love with the performance of Miss Maureen O'Sullivan.....Connie Stevens and Jim Hutton.....

And though there is NO star power there - I think Jane Wyatt who plays Grace would have been a dynamite Edith!
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 18, 2010, 07:49:10 AM
My favorite Mary Steenburgen film will always be TIME AFTER TIME.

Yes, indeedy! I also liked her in MELVIN AND HOWARD.

What should have been, at most, a 75-minute round trip ended up being over two hours because the MTA has really screwed up the transit system this morning: I got to the subway to find there was no service and that meant a walk to 72nd Street. Because I was in a hurry, I figured I'd just take a taxi down, so we sat at 75th Street because a huge truck couldn't make a turn, and as we sat, my fare went from $2.90 to $4+, so I paid the driver and walked to 72nd Street and finally an express subway pulled up. I got off at 34th and walked the seven blocks to 27th Street. That all took me around 45 minutes instead of what usually at the most is 20.

I got my stuff together in 10 minutes and then waited 20 minutes at a bus stop where two buses I can take usually stop. This morning the bus wasn't running above 42nd Street so I had to get off there and walk to Seventh Avenue and take the subway to 72nd Street. Needless angst. So I got home drenched in sweat and climbed into the tub. I may be cooled off but I am still pissed!
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: KevinH on July 18, 2010, 07:52:41 AM
Good morning. 

I'm glad to say my electricity is back after being off for about an hour this morning.  I'm on my way to Target, Kohl's and the supermarket.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 07:53:47 AM
JRand, even if this is what she looks like?
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 08:04:15 AM
LOL DR CILLA LIZ - I saw that girl at Putnam County Playhouse auditions for BYE BYE BIRDIE.  She wanted to be Kim.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 08:31:39 AM
NEVER TOO LATE is so funny....and I love the movie.....with Mr Paul Ford, although I am less in love with the performance of Miss Maureen O'Sullivan.....Connie Stevens and Jim Hutton.....

And though there is NO star power there - I think Jane Wyatt who plays Grace would have been a dynamite Edith!

I don't recall who played the wife in the Devine production, but my friend, Gigi Perreau, was the daughter and Will Hutchins was the son-in-law.

BK,

Do you recall who played the wife in that Valley Music Theatre production?
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 08:32:32 AM
I went to a library book sale yesterday morning and picked up two over-flowing bags of books for $4.00.  Ended up with 18 books, two of which contain 3 or more novels.  My greatest find was a copy of Very Caspary's LAURA, though I did get quite a few Michener novels as well.
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Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 08:39:23 AM
Last night, I ventured downtown for the CLO production of THE PRODUCERS which had a top-billed (!) Joey Fantone as Franz.  The reason I was going was the actor playing Leo Bloom:  Jim Stanek, who I had not seen in four years. 
To say that this production was a delight from start to finish would be an understatement.  I had forgotten how side-splittingly funny the book is when done properly.  This production hit every note, every laugh and every groan for an enjoyable evening.
Of all the Blooms I've seen:  Matthew Broderick, Don Stephenson and Hunter Foster, Jim Stanek was indeed the best.  He made Bloom his very own creation and left his mark on the character.  His was also the best-sung Bloom I've ever heard.
Jim and I spent a long time after the show catching up and he introduced me to his ever-lovin' wife.
Here's a photo from after the show:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/hhw/th_After.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/minx_the_dog/hhw/?action=view&current=After.jpg)
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 08:40:54 AM
I like Mary Steenburgen in the aforementioned films as well as in CROSS CREEK.
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 08:52:44 AM
Jim Stanek!!!!  Nice legs!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 08:53:36 AM
Can't please everybody, as the newspaper reports.  ;D
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 08:59:43 AM
Jim Stanek!!!!  Nice legs!

Best smile, too.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 18, 2010, 09:07:00 AM
I know....I know....I am a culture hound.
I know....I know....I am a culture hound.

That's culture, with a capital "K"
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: elmore3003 on July 18, 2010, 09:15:54 AM
I know....I know....I am a culture hound.
I know....I know....I am a culture hound.

That's culture, with a capital "K"

Writes the man with Klass!
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 09:18:55 AM
Klass Kulture - itz all the same to me....I'm the first hog to the trough.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 09:21:48 AM
I'm up, I'm up - the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and I'll be jogging soon.
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 09:22:12 AM
Druxy, I don't know who the co-star was.
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 09:22:56 AM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 
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Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Druxy, I don't know who the co-star was.

 :o
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on July 18, 2010, 09:47:58 AM
And the word of the day is: PALLADIAN!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  ATHENA
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Post by: Thom on July 18, 2010, 09:54:33 AM
"Romantic Comedy" ordered, even though I typed "Romantic Comedt."  Stupid key board.   ???
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 10:14:04 AM
My favorite Mary Steenburgen film will always be TIME AFTER TIME.

I like that film too. I believe it was her first film or second or third. There is a great score by Miklós Rózsa. Also liked her in One Magic Christmas, Ragtime. The Whales of August and The Grass Harp.

Liked her in "Grass Harp," too.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on July 18, 2010, 10:16:46 AM
As promised, here's the new Kritzerland release - if you'd like one, it's $19.98 plus 3.75 shipping via paypal to kritzerland at adelphia dot net.


ONLY TWO THINGS CAN SCREW UP THEIR RELATIONSHIP.  HE’S ONE, SHE’S THE OTHER

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere limited edition soundtrack CD:

ROMANTIC COMEDY

Music Composed and Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch

Bernard Slade’s Romantic Comedy opened on November 8, 1979 at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway, starring Anthony Perkins and Mia Farrow.  It had a very healthy run of 396 performances and was the kind of, well, romantic comedy that’s become an endangered species, both on Broadway and film.  In 1983, The Mirisch Corporation brought Romantic Comedy to the screen, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen.  The story is classic romantic comedy – Jason Carmichael hasn’t written a hit play since he and his writing partner split up.  On the day of his wedding, in comes Phoebe Craddock, a quirky, funny, and endearing writer, who becomes his new partner.   Through hits and flops, through marriages and divorces, the two flirt with their own romantic comedy – the closest of friends, the nearest of lovers and finally finding their happy ending.  Moore and Steenburgen were terrific as the collaborators in everything but their own romantic comedy.

Reviews were mostly fine, with Roger Ebert especially enjoying the film for what it was.

“Not a whole heck of a lot happens in ‘Romantic Comedy’ but it happens so charmingly, and with such quick spirit and wit, that it's enough. This is the kind of movie Hollywood used to make to exploit the sheer charm of its great stars – performers like Cary Grant or Katherine Hepburn, who were so wonderful to watch that all you had to do was find something for them to say. The stars this time are Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen. Together, they have the sort of chemistry that might make any dialog work, and certainly works in Bernard Slade's story about a couple of playwrights who collaborate for years and years before they find the courage to finally come right out and kiss each other.”

For the score, director Hiller turned to award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and it was a perfect match of composer and film.  Hamlisch basically came up with one theme for the film and then finds the most beautiful ways to present it – whether up tempo or slow, mournful or romantic, it’s a great theme (and one you’ll be humming for weeks), and while not many composers could make that approach work, Hamlisch does it with nary a false note.  

For this CD, we used the original three-track session masters housed in the MGM vaults.   While we would have loved to include the song “Maybe” that plays over the end credits (sung by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – and credited to Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Burt Bacharach), it wasn’t available to us.  Happily, Hamlisch recorded an instrumental of the theme, which is what we’ve used to close out the CD.  While the score is fairly short, we do present every note of it.   It’s always a pleasure to bring more Marvin Hamlisch to CD – the world certainly needs more Hamlisch and it certainly can use a lot more romantic comedy.

This release is limited to 1000 copies only.  The price is $19.98 plus shipping

CD will ship by the end of August – however, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).   To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/2earx8j.jpg)


For Some Reason I can Not Get Romantic Comedy on The Kritzerland Site.

Why Not? I Don't Know! ??????????
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 10:18:32 AM
I like Mary Steenburgen in the aforementioned films as well as in CROSS CREEK.

She was good in "Cross Creek" but miscast, if you want to go by the truth of the matter. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a short, exceedingly round woman who hit the bottle quite a lot. If you ever see her cookbook, "Cross Creek Cookery," with all its lard and carbs, you'll come to realize exactly why she was physically the opposite of tall, slender Mary Steenburgen.
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 10:18:44 AM
Page Three!!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 10:38:04 AM
DR DRUXY - it may have been Vivian Blaine

http://books.google.com/books?id=EMJD-nvBCeoC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=andy+devine+%2B+never+too+late&source=bl&ots=Tf68jYMU2a&sig=batQ7OLizBhvKLxA2WSUFzD0rNw&hl=en&ei=ezpDTM-UBoX
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 10:59:18 AM
And now I am off to auditions......there are sessions today and tomorrow....so I won't know anything until Monday night....but it will be over for me in a few hours.
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 11:15:00 AM
Good morning / Good afternoon.  ;D
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 11:26:40 AM
Saw this in my local paper today. www.vcreporter.com
Art/culture  (film) The last picture show (of its kind)
On the set of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X at the Ventura Theater
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 11:28:00 AM
Was bk there ?   He could have walked over to where I live and said hello.
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 11:28:52 AM
Have a good Sunday everyone . :)
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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 11:34:14 AM
Hi, just stopping in. 
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Post by: Thom on July 18, 2010, 11:34:43 AM


For Some Reason I can Not Get Romantic Comedy on The Kritzerland Site.

Why Not? I Don't Know! ??????????
[/quote]

It will not be on the Kritzerland Web site until after BK "officially" announces it, probably tomorrow.
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Post by: Thom on July 18, 2010, 11:36:04 AM
I can't seem to do quotes correctly.
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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 11:39:29 AM
Yikes, is it really two weeks since I visited?  Feels like 14 days.

Latest is that the former bosses are trying to keep me from collecting unemployment (odd quirk that they'd have to be out of pocket due to employee-versus-independent-contractor issue that unemployment seems to have sided with me on). 

Their lawyers seems to be aware of anything google-able that i do, and  they seem to be coming up with any theories to make me ineligible for Unemployment - since it's coming out of their pocket.

I'm assuming they found who I am on this site because I'd used it while in the office over the years.

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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
Or else they recognized me form my photo or initials :)
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 12:46:41 PM
And the word of the day is: PALLADIAN!


HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL?
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Post by: George on July 18, 2010, 12:52:21 PM
Welcome back, Fred!
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Post by: George on July 18, 2010, 12:52:51 PM
Hi, Tom!
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 12:53:20 PM
cd ordered  ;D
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 12:54:34 PM
Why do I seem to not want to anything productive on the weekends lately ?  I could just sit and watch movies or listed to cd's at that's it.
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 12:57:37 PM
NEVER TOO LATE is so funny....and I love the movie.....with Mr Paul Ford, although I am less in love with the performance of Miss Maureen O'Sullivan.....Connie Stevens and Jim Hutton.....

And though there is NO star power there - I think Jane Wyatt who plays Grace would have been a dynamite Edith!


Bunker?
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Post by: George on July 18, 2010, 01:03:01 PM
Well...it's time to shower, then I'm going to go back to the Capital Lakefair celebration.  Today is the last day and I didn't actually get a chance to go last night before seeing "Othello," so I'm going now.

Have a good day, all!
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 01:13:32 PM
I'm lazy.
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 01:15:25 PM
Not errant and truant, just lazy, on these lazy hazy days of summer.
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Post by: Sam on July 18, 2010, 01:16:33 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Ginny on July 18, 2010, 01:17:27 PM
Sunday afternoon greetings!  We are back from Lima and Rob is back from Michigan (he and Mary Linda attended a wedding reception for friends who were actually married in Mexico).  I need a nap.
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 01:18:36 PM
If you want to order ROMANTIC COMEDY today, you have to order it from Paypal.  It won't be on Kritzerland until the formal announcement.
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 01:22:40 PM
TIME AFTER TIME is one of my Top Ten favorite films of all time.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 01:55:48 PM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 

Why?

That would be awful to never read another book that was fiction.
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 02:59:45 PM
Sam, I wasn't there - they'd sent me a call sheet the day before the shoot and I told them no - I needed to a) be asked rather than informed, and b) needed a little more time than twenty-four hours to arrange my schedule.
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 03:00:20 PM
Had a wonderful lunch with the photographer - she will indeed be doing a new photo shoot with me within the next couple of weeks - very excited about that.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:01:33 PM
Oh let's get off this page
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 

Why?

That would be awful to never read another book that was fiction.

Because one tends to be influenced by other writing styles - a lot of authors won't read other fiction when they're writing it.  Now, if I decide to do a part two non-fiction book next, then I can read them.  Or, if I do a new Hofstetter and THEN a new non-fiction, THEN I can read it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:01:40 PM
There
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Post by: KevinH on July 18, 2010, 03:02:50 PM
Watching "Hoarders, " while cleaning.  I just don't have room for everything!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:04:26 PM
This morning I got up and trimmed back all the bushes around the Gazebo and those that are lined up with them.  Then I took down the rest of the chain link fence.  I didnt' remove the posts, that's for the football player working with the handy men.  But I knew they wouldn't know which bushes that I didn't mind trimming or getting rid of etc, so I decided just to have it done for them.  And I couldn't wait to see what it will look like without the chain link.  I'm going to love it. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:05:41 PM
We have moles.  I think they may have been living in my yard, but I had the yard sprayed for grubs, so now they are looking for food elsewhere.   I hate to kill anything, but moles really damage the yard. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:07:42 PM
I heard from the leader of the group that is coming to camp here.  They won't arrive until late Sat afternoon or early evening.  They will be gone by 8:00-9:00 AM on Sunday.  He also said they have one team member who will try to talk his way into sleeping in the house but I should just tell him to camp in the yard, lol. 
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
Forgot to mention the wonderful little envelope I got from new dear reader KevinH - from Ireland - a patch that says "kiss my ASS". 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:08:59 PM
Watching "Hoarders, " while cleaning.  I just don't have room for everything!

I find watching Hoarders makes me feel better about my house not being totally neat
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:11:26 PM
One of the houses that had been red tagged in April (deemed not safe to inhabit) was cleaned up by the meeting last Thursday, looking at the before and after photos, we think they were hoarders.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:14:08 PM
I'm trying to decide if I'm catching cold or if it's allergies.  I hate feeling like this and there really isn't room on the schedule to feel this way
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:14:42 PM
DR FJL, glad to see  you . Totally understandable if you aren't posting on the internet much until things are worked out.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:15:05 PM
FJL - Enjoy the pizza tonight, I'm jealous
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Post by: KevinH on July 18, 2010, 03:18:04 PM
Forgot to mention the wonderful little envelope I got from new dear reader KevinH - from Ireland - a patch that says "kiss my ASS". 

I'm glad you like it, BK!   When I saw it, I thought of you!

The Irish version is "Pog mo thoin," so you can say that without people knowing what you're saying. 
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Post by: KevinH on July 18, 2010, 03:18:53 PM
Watching "Hoarders, " while cleaning.  I just don't have room for everything!

I find watching Hoarders makes me feel better about my house not being totally neat

Me too, Cillaliz! 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 03:28:04 PM
I have to decide what to do for dinner.  I was thinking about making a home made pizza, but I think I'll have a t-bone steak and some of the cole slaw I just made
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:11:04 PM
WELLLLLLLL...................last night we started the show and then quelle deluge!  Torrents of rain, lightning, and thunder.

And of course we ARE in a barn.  We turned up the microphones so everyone could be heard, but it was most distracting and continued throughout the entire show.....distressing  - the audience was of course distracted and thinking about the weather INSTEAD of the play....but it was a good final performance.


After all that I'm glad it was a good performance.  I'm sure the audience appreciated in spite of the distractions.  Considering the play maybe the distractions were a "fun" addition ;)
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:12:42 PM
I feel so bad. My brother-in-law put my niece (the baby) to bed last night (since my sister went out). It is the first time he's put her to bed with my sister being out. And he forgot to put on her night light! :(

Poor Jadie!

Did she get upset?  Maybe you should be saying poor brother-in-law ;)
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:14:01 PM
Breaking news:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/18/entertainment/main6688771.shtml

Ouch!
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:16:47 PM
DR TCB how do you feel?  I was very relived DR Ginny told you not to have ice cream!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 04:17:27 PM
Oh....and the power outage at the beginning of scene two was also a bonus for the closing night audience.
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Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 04:17:58 PM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 

Why?

That would be awful to never read another book that was fiction.

Because one tends to be influenced by other writing styles - a lot of authors won't read other fiction when they're writing it.  Now, if I decide to do a part two non-fiction book next, then I can read them.  Or, if I do a new Hofstetter and THEN a new non-fiction, THEN I can read it.

Well in the case of the Larsson books, he didn't write them (he wrote the Swedish versions). So you'd be influenced by the translator!
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 04:18:10 PM
Auditions seemed to go well....I read several times with different people and only one other person read for the role that I would like to have.....of course someone perfect may show up tomorrow night....I leave it in the hands of the theatre gods.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:18:50 PM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 

Why?

That would be awful to never read another book that was fiction.

I'm with you Jennifer. :)
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Post by: Jennifer on July 18, 2010, 04:19:23 PM
I feel so bad. My brother-in-law put my niece (the baby) to bed last night (since my sister went out). It is the first time he's put her to bed with my sister being out. And he forgot to put on her night light! :(

Poor Jadie!

Did she get upset?  Maybe you should be saying poor brother-in-law ;)

I think she cried for 15 minutes. But I say "poor her" because she had to cry in the dark!
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:19:42 PM

Ginny I think Epcot is a good choice.  We were there years and years ago.  I would like to see it again.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:21:08 PM
Forgot to mention the wonderful little envelope I got from new dear reader KevinH - from Ireland - a patch that says "kiss my ASS". 

;D

Congrats on the book sales!
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:21:41 PM
DR FJL, glad to see  you . Totally understandable if you aren't posting on the internet much until things are worked out.

Ditto.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:22:37 PM
I would like to read the Larsson books but I don't read fiction anymore since I started writing it. 

Why?

That would be awful to never read another book that was fiction.

Because one tends to be influenced by other writing styles - a lot of authors won't read other fiction when they're writing it.  Now, if I decide to do a part two non-fiction book next, then I can read them.  Or, if I do a new Hofstetter and THEN a new non-fiction, THEN I can read it.

Well in the case of the Larsson books, he didn't write them (he wrote the Swedish versions). So you'd be influenced by the translator!

;D

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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:23:23 PM
I feel so bad. My brother-in-law put my niece (the baby) to bed last night (since my sister went out). It is the first time he's put her to bed with my sister being out. And he forgot to put on her night light! :(

Poor Jadie!

Did she get upset?  Maybe you should be saying poor brother-in-law ;)

I think she cried for 15 minutes. But I say "poor her" because she had to cry in the dark!

I'm confused.  Didn't someone hear her and turn the night light on?
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Post by: Jrand69 on July 18, 2010, 04:38:53 PM
I think I shall now watch some television episodes featuring Miss Allison Hayes....each of them first broadcast last century.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 04:41:24 PM
JMK Wallace, Idao is even smaller than Jacksonville.  You have bee to Jacksonville?
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Post by: Ginny on July 18, 2010, 04:54:34 PM
Hmmm, guess I really did need a nap...
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Post by: Ginny on July 18, 2010, 04:56:25 PM
Yes, the overwhelming consensus, both here and at church this morning, is that we should visit Epcot.  So tomorrow I'm off to AAA to pick up maps and other info.  I'll make our plane and hotel reservations online tomorrow, too.
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Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 05:04:21 PM
I'm trying to decide if I'm catching cold or if it's allergies.  I hate feeling like this and there really isn't room on the schedule to feel this way

Oh, I have got this problem as well!
I've found that a hot, really hot, soak in the tub in the early evening/late afternoon followed by a short nap helps.  However, I'm still sneezy every evening, even when out walking with Miss Dixie Bell.
Chai tea before bed helps me to sleep through the night.
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Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 05:08:59 PM
DR DRUXY - it may have been Vivian Blaine

http://books.google.com/books?id=EMJD-nvBCeoC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=andy+devine+%2B+never+too+late&source=bl&ots=Tf68jYMU2a&sig=batQ7OLizBhvKLxA2WSUFzD0rNw&hl=en&ei=ezpDTM-UBoX

No, I'm a big fan of Vivian Blaine. I would have remembered her.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 05:10:37 PM
No cold vibes for DRs Cilla & td.

td see you see what I'm currently reading?
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Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 05:10:51 PM
DR DRUXY - it may have been Vivian Blaine

http://books.google.com/books?id=EMJD-nvBCeoC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=andy+devine+%2B+never+too+late&source=bl&ots=Tf68jYMU2a&sig=batQ7OLizBhvKLxA2WSUFzD0rNw&hl=en&ei=ezpDTM-UBoX

No, I'm a big fan of Vivian Blaine. I would have remembered her.

I'll ask Gigi and report back.
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Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 05:11:09 PM
Just read that James Gammon has died.
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 05:15:03 PM
DR TCB how do you feel?  I was very relived DR Ginny told you not to have ice cream!


I know Ginny was right, but it still ruined my plans.  The stomach is better today but I ache all over and I keep falling asleep.
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 05:31:36 PM
Is the internet broken?  Or is no one posting?
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
Is the internet broken?  Or is no one posting?


I guess no one is posting.
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Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 05:34:08 PM

td see you see what I'm currently reading?

I must've missed it. . .what are you reading?
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 05:38:24 PM
DR TCB how do you feel?  I was very relived DR Ginny told you not to have ice cream!


I know Ginny was right, but it still ruined my plans.  The stomach is better today but I ache all over and I keep falling asleep.

Sleep is good when you don't feel well. 
FEEL COMPLETELY BETTER VIBES!!
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 05:39:19 PM

td see you see what I'm currently reading?

I must've missed it. . .what are you reading?

"The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane"  Thank you. :)
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Post by: TCB on July 18, 2010, 05:58:03 PM
Tough crowd!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 05:58:33 PM
DR TCB how do you feel?  I was very relived DR Ginny told you not to have ice cream!


I know Ginny was right, but it still ruined my plans.  The stomach is better today but I ache all over and I keep falling asleep.

If your stomach is better I think you should try that ice cream :)
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 06:03:57 PM
Just had a call from a friend from the lakes. I forgot I told him he could camp at my house for RAGBRAI next weekend. LOL, I have no idea who else I said could stay here.  This could be interesting.  He's got a little RV. I think I'll put him in my driveway, the bus in street and the luggage vans in my other little driveway.  I'm going to take Friday off. Since they haven't even started pouring cement or finished the deck, I think I'll still be getting the yard ready.  Plus there is a documentary about RAGBRAI that will be screening on Friday. So I can go participate in the Friday festivities - and the Saturday day festivities.  No one is arriving until 4:00 PM.  should be perfect. 
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Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 06:10:54 PM
Fascinating book, DR Jane.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 06:14:14 PM
I've been thinking about reading EVERY MAN DIES ALONE.  Has anyone read it?
This is more about the interesting author than the book. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Every-Man-Dies-Alone/Hans-Fallada/e/9781933633633
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 06:15:00 PM
Fascinating book, DR Jane.

I'm enjoying it very much.  I'm not sure it will be my book discussion pick.  I have a few more books to read first.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 06:15:33 PM
In case you 'd like to know more about this insane party of 10,000 people going from one side of Iowa to the other, here's the site

http://ragbrai.com/ (http://ragbrai.com/)

and here's a trailer for the doc about RAGBRAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwf-B0mi_4I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwf-B0mi_4I)
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 06:16:20 PM
While browsing the book store today two other books were suggested though they didn't interest me as much as Every Man.  Has anyone read THE MAGICIANS or THE AMERICAN GIRL?
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 06:22:04 PM
In case you 'd like to know more about this insane party of 10,000 people going from one side of Iowa to the other, here's the site

http://ragbrai.com/ (http://ragbrai.com/)

and here's a trailer for the doc about RAGBRAI

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwf-B0mi_4I[url]

I watched the video and it looks like fun.  I laughed at the AA meetings yet link it is wonderful they have them,.
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 06:35:57 PM
Watching The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, which, of course, is not the literal translation of the Swedish title - in fact, the only one of the original Swedish titles that has The Girl in it is The Girl Who Played with Fire.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 06:44:51 PM
In case you 'd like to know more about this insane party of 10,000 people going from one side of Iowa to the other, here's the site

http://ragbrai.com/ (http://ragbrai.com/)

and here's a trailer for the doc about RAGBRAI

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwf-B0mi_4I[url]

I watched the video and it looks like fun.  I laughed at the AA meetings yet link it is wonderful they have them,.

I have no idea how some of those people make it from one side of the state to the other. They literally drink their way across the state for 7 days. Not everyone, but a lot of them.  Their first day is 70 miles.  Not too bad.   Every little town along the route really goes all out and cashes in.  For the overnight towns it's a lot of work and expense, but the people spend lots of money.  In the little towns along the route, every church, scout, or whatever group is out selling food, water etc.... they've cracked down a little on the partying.  When I worked in Milford my office was on the route.  About a block from my office there was a topless volleyball game at 11:00 AM.  It was insanity!
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 06:51:42 PM
No wonder you were told not to let the person sleep inside your house.;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 06:52:46 PM
No wonder you were told not to let the person sleep inside your house.;)
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Oh, I think it's more of a "he takes pride in talking his way into staying in people's houses, so don't let him do it" kind of thing.  Makes me wonder if they bet on it
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:03:27 PM
Hmm, I think I wouldn't want to play the game. ;D
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Post by: td on July 18, 2010, 07:03:47 PM
I've been thinking about reading EVERY MAN DIES ALONE.  Has anyone read it?
This is more about the interesting author than the book. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Every-Man-Dies-Alone/Hans-Fallada/e/9781933633633

I am currently reading it.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:04:18 PM
Cilla, be sure to let us know if you got conned into letting him inside. :)
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:04:41 PM
I've been thinking about reading EVERY MAN DIES ALONE.  Has anyone read it?
This is more about the interesting author than the book. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Every-Man-Dies-Alone/Hans-Fallada/e/9781933633633

I am currently reading it.

AND?
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Post by: Ginny on July 18, 2010, 07:05:08 PM
DR Cillaliz - I agree with Jane, stay out of it.  Probably a good idea, in general, not to let strangers sleep in your house.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:06:13 PM
Especially if they are drinking too much.
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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 07:09:11 PM
Cilla - the pizza was great.
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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
As I think i said, the labor dept people seemed especially interested that my boss had tried to withhold my actual final Paycheck in order to force a release.  (I don;t care if they know that.)
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Post by: FJL on July 18, 2010, 07:13:22 PM
These things have a way of consuming.  I'd imagine it's like having an 18-year relationship or friendship end suddenly.
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Post by: Ginny on July 18, 2010, 07:21:31 PM
DR FJL - nice to see you here!
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Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 07:29:11 PM
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - original Swedish title?  The Air Castle that Blew Up.

I will have much to say about the third film, but I will say that it only solidifies that the second film was exactly what it needed to be.
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Post by: Laura on July 18, 2010, 07:39:43 PM
Good to see you, FJL. I'm sorry you are having such a rough time with former employers.
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:43:18 PM
Good to see you, FJL. I'm sorry you are having such a rough time with former employers.

Yes.  It is sad they are treating you this way.  How long did you work for them?
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Post by: Jane on July 18, 2010, 07:44:30 PM
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - original Swedish title?  The Air Castle that Blew Up.

I will have much to say about the third film, but I will say that it only solidifies that the second film was exactly what it needed to be.

I think we will wait for both movies on DVD before we watch the second one.  I suspect Keith will enjoy it more that way.
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 07:45:52 PM
While browsing the book store today two other books were suggested though they didn't interest me as much as Every Man.  Has anyone read THE MAGICIANS or THE AMERICAN GIRL?
I read a book by J.B. Priestley called "The Magicians." Wasn't one of his better works. But I would imagine there are other novels of the same name out there.
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Post by: John G. on July 18, 2010, 07:47:00 PM
Spent the last 10 hours working (on my day off). So, it's off to bed. Night, all.
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Post by: Druxy on July 18, 2010, 07:51:26 PM
I just finished watching THE BROTHERS RICO.

I liked it, as I do with most of Phil Karlson's films, but I thought that the ending was rather abrupt.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 08:51:13 PM
Cilla, be sure to let us know if you got conned into letting him inside. :)

Not going to happen.  I'm actually glad my friend Joe is going to be staying here.  He and his wife are good friends, and he was my contractor at the lake.  It's nice that there will definitely be someone here I know. I have no idea who else I told that they can stay here and how many people I've told to stop by, lol.  This may be a crazy party....or they may all take the bus downtown to the concert and just show up to sleep. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 08:52:16 PM
The bad news is the forecast is rain all week.  I'm hoping it holds off long enough for the men to get the deck put back together and the gazebo floor in.
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 08:52:53 PM
I worked at the office for about 5 hours today. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 08:55:48 PM
DR Cillaliz - I agree with Jane, stay out of it.  Probably a good idea, in general, not to let strangers sleep in your house.

I'm not going to let him stay in, but I do need to leave the door unlocked so they can use the bathroom
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: Cillaliz on July 18, 2010, 09:19:43 PM
Well, think I'll try to get some sleep.  I have a very busy day at the office tomorrow.  Night!
Title: Re: JUST PLAIN FUN
Post by: bk on July 18, 2010, 09:20:21 PM
I think everything is prepared for our announcement in the morning.