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Title: WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 12:02:18 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've taken time out to read the notes (and I hope time was appreciative of the date - where did you take time?  Dinner?  A show?), and now you must take the time to post until the cows come home.
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Post by: George on May 06, 2004, 12:20:41 AM
Here's to George and his Deux Deus.
That doesn't sound right, does it?   :-\

Good enough for me!  Thanks...and thank you Panni, also!

Well, my birthday dinner at Applebee's was very good, and we had very good service...and very little time in between each time that we saw our server (unlike lunch).  I had the chicken fried steak (I almost had the chicken fried chicken, but I stuck with the steak instead ;)).  Anyway, it was quite good, as always.  I had a side salad instead of the vegetables that come with the meal (for only $1.99 more, and since I wasn't paying, I didn't care), and the garlic mashed potatoes.  I love their mashed potatoes.  They have bits of the skin still mixed in and when you pour some extra country gravy over them, mmmmm!! ;D

For dessert, we all had the Triple Chocolate Meltdown (http://www.applebees.com/menu/desserts_new.html) (except my niece, who had the chimi-cheesecake).  Very good, but with as much as I ate for the meal, then I actually had the free sundae because of my birthday THEN the Triple Chocolate Meltdown...well, letís just say that I really overdid it.  But it was worth it!  

So again, thanks for all the well-wishes.  I know itís not unique...everyone here gets them!  That's why we all love it here!
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:21:14 AM
The President of the WGA must be a HHW lurker. Got an email bringing the membership up to date on the frenzied (and so far unproductive) contract negotiations -- in which he uses the phrase "we're willing to negotiate until the cows come home."
The cows better not be carrying picket signs is all I can say.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: George on May 06, 2004, 12:29:44 AM
As for Hepburn and Spencer films (in alphabetical order):

The African Queen
Desk Set
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Lion in Winter
On Golden Pond
The Philadelphia Story
The Rainmaker
Rooster Cogburn
Stage Door
Summertime
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:33:15 AM
Suddenly I'm wide awake.
Tracy-Hepburn - I think ADAM'S RIB is my favorite of their films together. And although the movie has not aged well, they were very touching in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.
Tracy alone - he did so many great films - IMHO one of the best screen actors ever. BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK is certainly up there. CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. I'll have to think about others. It's hard to pick.
Hepburn - I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan - I find her too mannered. I think her best performance was in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. Liked her in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. Will think of others later.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:44:36 AM
I simply adore DESK SET....lovely performances all around starting with Hepburn and Tracy of course....but continuing on down through Joan Blondell, Sue Randall, Dina Merrill, Neva Patterson, and especially Gig Young who is one of my favorite actors.

If he had played ALL of those roles opposite Rock and Doris, then it would have been a contest.

His role as Mike in DESK SET is so perfectly written and played.  

And all those funny lines....."Yes, there's something about the way you wear that pencil in your hair that spells money...."  
After Mike finally asks Bunny (Kathryn) to the dance she says:  "Oh, I'd better write that down...."  And he replies:  "Yes, you'd better...."
When Tracy goes into his drunk routine back at Bunny's apartment....
When Bunny says:  "It has been my experience when a car circles slowly around the block, he is merely looking for a place to park...."

LOL....if any DR hasn't seen this movie...run don't walk.

Together Tracy & Hepburn:  Desk Set (in case you haven't guessed) and Adam's Rib.

Apart....it's early but most have been mentioned....as DRPANNI wrote:

Tracy:  Bad Day at Black Rock with more great supporting performances including Anne Francis & John Ericson as brother and sister!
Judgment at Nuremburg, The Mountain, A Guy Named Joe.

Hepburn:  Summertime, Suddenly Last Summer, Stage Door.

I will stop at three each to leave some for the other DR's.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:48:48 AM
I love this movie.....extensively rewritten from the stage original that starred Shirley Booth!   8)
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:49:16 AM
The previous posts (yesterday) about LONGTIME COMPANION made me think of generational differences in film tastes. The lovely daughter has pretty good taste in films, but of course there are movies she likes that do not interest me at all, and movies I like that she's never heard of (but will eventually see, I hope). So... a couple of years ago when I was still living in Boulder, I brought her with me to the Emmy Awards (Showtime paid for the flight, hotel, etc - so it was a huge treat for her). Showtime arranged a dinner for their nominees and I saw that we were sitting with Bruce Davison. Rachel was thrilled. "LONGTIME COMPANION!" I said to her. "No. X-MEN!" she said to me. Oh well.
Bruce turned out to be quite acerbic and hilarious. He and Rachel discussed X-MEN at length. She was pleased. (A funny sidebar - What I totally spaced on until days later was that he had been in something I wrote which was so badly directed that I rarely put it on my resume and had totally wiped it out of my head. I later looked it up on his resume and it's listed right next to LONGTIME COMPANION. Go figure.)
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:50:20 AM
LOL.....and of course I first saw him in WILLARD!
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:51:07 AM
Mr BK you must give us the time of your interview today so that we can listen online at www.wpmd.org
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:52:38 AM
I'm going to do some reading. Good night.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 12:54:22 AM
I'm told the interview is at five o'clock PST>
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:54:38 AM
And whatever happened to Willard? Perhaps he retired in a wall in a little house in Studio City...
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:56:28 AM
No he was remade last year.  Unfortunately.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 12:56:42 AM
Thanks BK we will be listening!
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 06, 2004, 12:59:57 AM
"Summertime" if my favourite Kate Hepburn movie with "African Queen" right up there too. Favourite Spencer Tracy film would be "Inherit The Wind". I enjoyed his performance in "It's a Mad Mad World" which I watched last weekend.
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Post by: BEEKAY on May 06, 2004, 02:49:16 AM
Tracey and Hepburn are like toast and jam...can't be beaten! Only wish I had the opportunity to meet these two icons in person.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 06, 2004, 04:26:56 AM
I think we need to make that "jelly" for these guys Beekay!
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2004, 05:43:42 AM
Good morning, all!  I had a wonderful evening with a retired press agent friend who invited me to the dress of BYE BYE BIRDIE at Encores!  The production and cast, especially Karen Ziemba, are fantastic, and I hope the show excites some producer enough to transfer it.   After the show, dinner at Joe Allen's, and I got home around 12:30.  This morning my allergies are having a good time walking over me, and I need some Tylenol; I don't find the Claritin doing much at all.

Dear Friend BK, I tried to email you yesterday and all three attempts were returned as undeliverable.  Has anyone else reported this?

Okay, TOD:  I am not much of a Hepburn fan; like other "stars" whose status I question, I don't get it; I don't see what I'm missing that others claim to see in the persona or the performance.  I prefer Audrey to Katharine.  That said, there are films I've  enjoyed:

HEPBURN
The Philadelphia Story
The African Queen
The Lion in Winter

TRACY
Inherit the Wind
It's A Mad, Mad World
Father of the Bride

T&H
Adam's Rib

I've never seen WOMAN OF THE YEAR, and I think GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER is truly terrible; it's one of the few times I've sat in the theatre and wished the projector would break.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: td on May 06, 2004, 06:12:24 AM
BRINGING UP BABY
SYLVIA SCARLET
THE LION IN WINTER
are my top three Kates.

JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBURG
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
4 X MAD WORLD
are my top three Spencers.

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
ADAM'S RIB
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
are my top three together.
I know that the first one has not aged well, but, their total devotion to each other is evident in every frame that they share.  I'm also really fond of Spencer's reaction to "Boysenberry."
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 06:12:47 AM
DR Elmore, in the Playbill On-Line article about Encores Bye Bye Birdie, they say a production is planned for this coming season. One that has nothing to do w/the Encores staging so I don't know if Karen Ziemba will be in it, or if it will even happen but that's the scoop according to POL.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 06, 2004, 06:21:50 AM
I loved Katharine Hepburn in The Rainmaker and Bringing Up Baby, and I would consider her performance in Suddenly Last Summer a guilty pleasure. Spencer Tracy was superb in Father of the Bride, Judgment at Nuremburg, and The Last Hurrah. For Tracy and Hepburn together, I'd choose Pat and Mike. (Adam's Rib and Woman of the Year got a little too long-winded for me.) Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Yes, truly terrible, IMADREHO (in my and DR Elmore's humble opinions).
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 06, 2004, 06:26:32 AM
A major production of BIRDIE has been announced for DC sometime next season.  Nobody will say if this is the Encores! production or not, but rumor has it that this transfer is one of the reasons Jerry Zaks replaced Kathleen Marshall as director of the Encores! version.  As for Karen, she'll be busy until sometime in July playing Adelaide in Papermill's GUYS AND DOLLS.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 06, 2004, 06:43:29 AM
I've been reduced to lurking for the past few days.  There's either been constant interuptions at work as I was attempting to post or my mind was muddled when I did have the time to myself.  Plus I was kind of thrown by the Love topic of the other day.  My love life of late has been non-descript and reading everyone's posts just drove that fact home.  And I hate it when facts are driven home 'cause I usually have to pay for the cab fare.  Anyway...

I do love Hepburn and Tracy.  My favorite film of theirs is Pat and Mike.  The writing is crisp and witty, Cukor's direction is light and breezy, and Hepburn and Tracy never had a better on-screen relationship.  (It's also fun to see the sports stars of the period like Babe Didrickson and Don Budge.)  

I love Hepburn singularly in Summertime.  I think it's one of her least flamboyant perfomances and thus her most touching.  My favorite Spencer Tracy movie is The Old Man and the Sea, with Captains Courageous a close second.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 07:10:47 AM
Favorite Hepburn: STAGE DOOR

Favorite Tracey: Toss up between DANTE'S INFERNO and IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD.

Together: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

I like Tracey a lot, but never have been crazy about Hepburn.
Title: Re:WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 07:35:22 AM
Good Morning!

<cough, cough>

Well... After finally getting to bed around ??:00, I did manage to get a pretty good night's sleep.  However, I was woken up by my cell phone ringing.  However, it was a follow up phone call from one of my docs, so that was worth the "wake up call".  -And I needed to get out of bed anyway.

<cough, cough>

-And, yes, I'm coughing this morning.  I'm not sure exactly what's causing it.  I don't feel like my acid reflux is coming back, so I'm thinking that maybe I've caught a slight cold and/or my allergies are kicking in.  I'm going to place another call to my other doc to see what she suggests I take.  It's not uncomfortable, just annoying.

OK - that's enough of my own travails for this morning...

As for the topic of the day...  Ditto.  I remember when AMC used various scenes from "Desk Set" to demonstrate the differences between "pan and scan" and "widescreen".  -There were certain scenes where a major character was left out of the picture - literally!  You could hear their voice, but not see them.  Very informative and educational - and, as you can tell, it stuck with me.

OK - I need to get the rest of my cobwebs cleared out before heading in for the matinee.

Laters...

<cough>

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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 07:39:09 AM
Jose - Good health vibes your way.  Cough!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 07:42:50 AM
Jose, you have been sick for way too long! You need some extra strong good health vibes!

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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 08:30:55 AM
DRs Panni and MBarnum - Thanks for the Extra Good Health Vibes!

Actually, after a nice, long, hot shower my sinuses seem much clearer.  Guess I just needed to wake up. ;)

But, trust me, after what I went through two weeks ago, a little cough is nothing compared to what I went through two weeks ago.  -And least the sinus drainage (sorry to be so graphic) means my body is actually working correctly so... -Always a sunny side...

OK - Time to head to the Metro...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 08:32:18 AM
Hey, before I go... It's already 11:32am on the East Coast.... and we're not even on Page 2 yet?!?!?

But....
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 08:33:16 AM
Maybe this one will help...

???
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 08:34:44 AM
YIPPEE!!

OK - My work here is done this morning...

I need to save my energy for the matinee - I actually "dance" at the top of the second act.  ;)

You - whoever you may be - may have this dance... well, the Page 2 Dance.

Boogie till the cows come home!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 08:51:41 AM
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Page Two Dance for DR JOSE.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 09:02:34 AM
For years and years, I insisted ADAM'S RIB was my favorite Tracy/Hepburn. When I got the DVD of PAT & MIKE and watched it again, I had a new favorite. I truly think it's magnificent, certainly the team at their peak. And PAT & MIKE has the added bonus of the ever wonderful Aldo Ray, so I have to rank it a bit above ADAM'S RIB. STATE OF THE UNION has some wonderful work by the pair too, and I do love DESK SET even if I think it's too long to support the material. That rooftop IQ test faceoff between the two of them is one of the best things they ever did together.

Have any of you ever noticed that Emeric - the IBM computer in DESK SET is also on board the Seaview in VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA? Fox got a lot of nice use out of that prop.

Favorite Hepburn pictures:

LITTLE WOMEN
BRINGING UP BABY
HOLIDAY
SUMMERTIME
THE LION IN WINTER

Favorite Tracy pictures:

SAN FRANCISCO
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
INHERIT THE WIND
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 06, 2004, 09:06:55 AM
Speaking of dance, did anyone catch the Live from Lincoln Center celebration of George Balanchine's 100th birthday last night?  It wasn't an outstanding tribute, but it was still nice to see this kind of programming on broadcast TV.  
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 06, 2004, 09:13:40 AM

Have any of you ever noticed that Emeric - the IBM computer in DESK SET is also on board the Seaview in VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA? Fox got a lot of nice use out of that prop.

That's probably Irwin Allen's doing--one of the cheapest skinflints in Hollywood.  There wasn't anything that he wouldn't use at least twice.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 09:29:05 AM
Looking over the titles in our DVD collection, I've found that the only Tracy film we own a copy of is MMMMW, which I dislike.  Given der Brucer's penchant of late for finding DVDs in the bargain bin, this can only suggest one thing, that Tracy and Hepburn are cherce, not cheap.

We do have Lion in Winter on laserdisc, one of the great films IMO.  Love her, love him, love the score, love the scale of the film.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 09:33:01 AM
elmoore, try sending an e again.  I haven't been getting much e-mail at that address - I may have to alert AOL if there's a problem.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 09:40:12 AM
DRMATTH - and look!  Emmy was major set dressing for Fox's THE FLY and  RETURN OF THE FLY as well.

That must have been some program - or hairpin!
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 09:44:49 AM
elmoore, can you tell me if you sent the e-mail to bruce@haineshisway.com?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 06, 2004, 10:01:47 AM
DRMATTH - and look!  Emmy was major set dressing for Fox's THE FLY and  RETURN OF THE FLY as well.

Emmy also appeared in The Invisible Boy, where she met Robby the Robot.  The two hit it off and married shortly after filming was complete.  They divorced in 1961 (the old "irreconcilable differences".)
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Post by: VinTek on May 06, 2004, 10:04:24 AM
BK,

Please check and tell me if the interview is at 5PM PDT, not PST.  I'm not sure if they told you wrong, or if they're on some kind of broadcast standard time and I should tune in at 6PM PDT instead.  Thanks.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 10:05:24 AM
I just did a test by sending an e to bruce@haineshisway.com and then to the address it gets forwarded to and the one to bruce@haineshisway.com didn't go through.  I've sent an e to Mr. Mark Bakalor to see what the problem is.  I have gotten virtually almost no e-mails in the last two days, so there definitely is something screwy - I got a book order, which gets forwarded via bruce@haineshisway.com (my paypal username) that never showed up - I only found out about it because I went to the paypal site for other reasons.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 06, 2004, 10:10:21 AM
Fav Tracys: Libeled Lady, Inherit the Wind, Bad Day at Black Rock

Fav Hepburns:  Holiday, Philadelphia Story, Lion In Winter, Long Day's Journey Into Night
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 10:20:58 AM
Interesting inequity:

One on Katharine Hepburn's most famous roles was as Tracy Samantha Lord, in Philadelphia Story.

On the other hand, Spencer Tracy never played a character named Hepburn.  Or Katharine.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 10:27:51 AM
Libeled Lady!  That's the movie I was trying to think of - with Tracy and Jean Harlow and William Powell and Myrna Loy....LOL!

Remade as Easy to Wed with Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball, and Keenan Wynn!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2004, 10:35:37 AM
elmoore, can you tell me if you sent the e-mail to bruce@haineshisway.com?

Dear Friend BK, I'm sorry I didn't see your posts earlier; I've been proofing the M&J computer scores.  Both yesterday and today when I send mail to Bruce@haineshisway.com, they come back as undeliverable.  I just sent some copies to haineshisway@aol.com.  Did those go through?
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 10:36:18 AM
Must be over 30 years ago now that I saw Hepburn on stage (in Toronto) in the musical COCO. I have not one single recollection of her perfomance. This either means that it was lost in the cavernous O'Keefe Center, or there was nothing very memorable about it. I certainly remember other performances I saw that long ago -- even before then.

I should add JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG to  my Tracy list. BTW - I notice that noone else (I think) has listed CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. I know it's over the top - but it's FUN.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2004, 10:39:36 AM
Must be over 30 years ago now that I saw Hepburn on stage (in Toronto) in the musical COCO. I have not one single recollection of her perfomance. This either means that it was lost in the cavernous O'Keefe Center, or there was nothing very memorable about it. I certainly remember other performances I saw that long ago -- even before then.

I should add JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG to  my Tracy list. BTW - I notice that noone else (I think) has listed CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. I know it's over the top - but it's FUN.

DR Ranni, I like CAPTAIN'S COURAGEOUS as well and I forgot SAN FRANCISCO earlier today!  It's allergies, it's aging, it's preroccupation, it's Alzheimers.
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Post by: Noel on May 06, 2004, 10:44:27 AM
Julia Jordan, librettist, and Laurence O'Keefe, lyricist, are winners of this year's Kleban Award.  They've collaborated with each other (on The Mice - the first part of a never-made-it-to-New-York show, 3hree).  I think they're worthy choices and my hat is off to both of them.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 06, 2004, 11:13:40 AM
I also saw Coco at the O'Keefe. Yes - a good 30 years ago (ouch! I had to double check). Cecil Beaton's sets and costumes were the real stars of the show, and Hepburn's "Shit!" drew gasps from the Toronto audience. If you want to hear something scary, go to Amazon/Coco and listen to the sample of "The World Belongs To The Young." Is this the same Alan Jay Lerner who wrote My Fair Lady? And how many syllables does "Youth" have?
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 06, 2004, 11:19:05 AM
Julia Jordan, librettist, and Laurence O'Keefe, lyricist, are winners of this year's Kleban Award.  They've collaborated with each other (on The Mice - the first part of a never-made-it-to-New-York show, 3hree).  I think they're worthy choices and my hat is off to both of them.

DR Noel,

As I recall, you had applied for the Kleban. Your comments were very gracious. Next year, our hats will be off to you.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 06, 2004, 11:22:48 AM
According to today's Broadway.Com, the Washington production of BIRDIE was cancelled.  No reason was given, but coming on the opening day of the Encores! version I wonder if there is a connection.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 11:36:05 AM
BRING BACK BIRDIE!!
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 11:41:43 AM
Oy, I saw Bring Back Birdie, with Mr. Donald O'Connor and Miss Chita Rivera at the then Martin Beck Theatre. Nuff said, except that the night I saw it Miss Ann Miller, gracious as ever, was in the audience and signed autographs for one and all
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 11:44:50 AM
According to Playbill On-Line La Cage will be in NYC in November. Rumour has it now that Aida is closing the show will go into the Palace where it opened originally Aug. 21, 1983. No out of town tryout and Jerry Zaks directs.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/86024.html
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 11:47:32 AM
Four more to get to page 3. It seems to be a slow day. What would BK say??? Let's move people!

BTW, TOD

LIW (that's The Lion in Winter).

I could not abide On Golden Pond. The line "you old poop" summed up the entire movie for me.

I think my favorite HT (that's Hepburn Tracy) is Adam's Rib w/Desk Set a close second.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 11:48:32 AM
Yes, slow day, and I've been on hold trying to get this e-mail prob fixed for thirty minutes.
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 12:23:40 PM
Alright, we have to get to page 3 so here's a post or two to get us there.
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 12:24:05 PM
Here's another one to end page 2
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 12:24:47 PM
Call them what you will, my pretties. They got us to page 3. We must Keep Up Appearances (an almost Hyacinth Bucket reference).
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:25:46 PM
This post was going to help get to Page Three... but it seems we're already there... so hold on for the dance in the next post...
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 12:32:51 PM
                     PAGE THREE DANCE!


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Post by: Jed on May 06, 2004, 12:33:05 PM
We must Keep Up Appearances (an almost Hyacinth Bucket reference).

It's "Boo-kaaaaaay," dear! :D
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 12:34:27 PM
Right, Dude!

Like I can get away with saying "Dude" That smiley above made me do it.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 12:37:47 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?

The little e-mail prob has been fixed, not wholly, but I'll get any e-mails sent to bruce@haineshisway.com.  What happened was that AOL blocked that address because some disgusting peckerhead glommed it and sent spam from it (bruce@haineshisway.com does not exist as an e-mail address - it isn't real - it merely forwards my e-mails to my aol account).  They will be calling AOL to remove the block, but until they do they've set it up to forward to both the AOL account and my adelphia e-mail account.  Interestingly, my hosting company told me that AOL is being sued by two huge hosting companies precisely because of this.  Had AOL bothered to actually LOOK at what was going on they would have seen that no spam could have been coming from bruce@haineshisway.com as it doesn't exist as a real e-mail address - the header information confirms instantly that the spam is coming from elsewhere.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 06, 2004, 01:02:28 PM
I love this site and have been reading and posting since day one of the original HHW.  But all of a sudden there seems to be an obsession towards getting to the next page and posting page dances.  It's quality that counts, not quantity, and while we still have mainly good quality posts, I often have limited time to check out this site, and I find I have to go through more and more posts whose only purpose is to get the page count up or celebrate the latest new page.  This used to be cute, but it is now starting to get annoying.  Of course I am probably in the minority, but I wanted to get it off my chest.  A little goes a long way.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 01:09:41 PM
Sorry, I love COCO, so no raspberries from me about that score at all.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 01:13:17 PM
I spent a great part of the afternoon watching the FRIENDS interviews from last night's DATELINE. Nice show, nice clips and outtakes, but really, two hours of prime time? What I read in TV GUIDE/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY from the six stars made much more interesting reading than that show made for interesting viewing.

That said, I'm looking forward to the two hours tonight with an hour of clips and the one hour final show. I know now that tears will be shed at my house.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 01:21:13 PM
I like the page dances, and don't really mind one-liners moving us on to the next page (since they are usually very short to read).  But I do understand why this stuff might bother some people.

Maybe we can do a bit of both.  Post some dances, but just be conscious not to overdo it.
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Post by: Robin on May 06, 2004, 01:24:30 PM
My favorite Hepburn & Tracy film: Desk Set, oddly enough.

Miss Hepburn solo: Bringing Up Baby, one of the funniest movies ever.

Mister Tracy solo: Inherit the Wind, hands down.  
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 01:26:03 PM

DR JRand, what does "bringing a skunk to a party" mean?
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Post by: George on May 06, 2004, 01:28:54 PM
Sorry, I love COCO, so no raspberries from me about that score at all.

I haven't checked this out, but a friend of mine said that the CD release of Coco is actually different than the original vinyl album...that at least one song is much longer on the album.  Does anyone know if this is true?  I have both, but I've never listened to the album.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 01:32:56 PM
I've been reading the bomb reviews of PRYMATE at Broadwaystars.

This is the play where I remember reading that there was an obscene sex scene between Heather Tom and a gorilla.

Does anyone know if that scene is still there?
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 01:33:17 PM
I deleted the post Jennifer.  
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 01:37:27 PM
Hmmm, this review makes it seem like the scene is still there!  :o

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/190450p-164726c.html
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 01:40:42 PM
Where is everybody today?
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Post by: Jay on May 06, 2004, 01:41:42 PM
There's a joke that's older than dirt that goes something like this:

The zoologist was seeking subjects for a top secret--and highly unusual--experiment and was interviewing one such candidate.  The candidate seemed to pass muster, so the zoologist finally revealed the nature of the experiment and got down to business by asking, "Would you be willing to have sex with an ape for $200."  The candidate thought for a moment and replied, "I guess that would be OK, but it might take me a few days to come up with the money."
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Post by: HollyLynn on May 06, 2004, 01:42:58 PM
I like Lion in Winter and It's a Mad Mad Mad World as long as I can fast forward through some of it!  

Thanks again for the Birthday wishes yesterday.  All in all--it was a great day!  :o
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 01:46:09 PM
WEL: People iz jest havin' a good time.  As I've already written here in the past, I no longer am crazed about numbers, so if I post "where in tarnation IS everyone" you can just assume I'm having fun.  And if others are having fun with the page dances and whatnot, I say, the more fun the better.

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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 01:53:19 PM
I didn't notice any difference between the LP and CD of COCO, but that doesn't mean there isn't a difference. I've never done a comparison.

Jennifer, look at any message you have posted, and there is a button on it that would allow you to delete it if you so choose.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 01:54:33 PM
Who else is going to watch the FRIENDS final show?

I will probably watch the finale, but not the clips show.  It will be kind of sad to see all these people I have a lot of time invested in.  And they are, in a way, like friends.....very, very rich friends who never take my calls anymore.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 01:56:08 PM
The VARIETY review for PRYMATE was certainly terrible. I didn't bother to read any others. Looks like the fellow I'm coming to NYC with will be looking for another show to see at the Saturday matinee. He had wanted to see PRYMATE, but looks like it won't run into July with those reviews. The rest of us are going to AVENUE Q on Saturday afternoon.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 01:56:47 PM
WEL - I understand what you're saying, but to present another viewpoint... There's far too little levity and silliness in the world today.  We deal with so much serious, heavy, major stuff all the time in our daily lives - it can really get relentless. So sometimes it's fun to take a break from all that and just be silly. I don't think that's at the expense of discussing more meaningful issues here. I do believe there's room for both on HHW. If it's not your thing - and it certainly isn't everybody's cup of tea -  it only takes a moment to go by the page dances or the page counts.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 02:08:34 PM
Factoid of the Day from a new best seller about rats in NY.

..."New York subway workers call them track rabbits, and Sullivan writes that when rats are not foraging for food they are having sex. Rats, writes Sullivan, have sex 20 times a day with as many females as possible. Also, rats in all-male colonies will have sex with each other."

...I'm now going out to forage for food at Gelson's.



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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 02:14:17 PM
Sounds like some repertory companies I have worked with.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 02:27:33 PM
LOL JRand53! And a giant Guffaw!!

 :D
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Post by: Jenny on May 06, 2004, 02:30:28 PM
Well, I am having a Kritzerful week.  I finished "Kritzer Time" today (during chemistry), and I was crying hysterically (during chemistry).  What a perfect way to end a beautiful, sweet, wonderful series.  I can't believe that there are no new adventures of Benjamin Kritzer for me to read about!

My English teacher has joined in my crusade to make "Benjamin Kritzer" a part of the curriculum, and it will most likely be taught in seventh grade classes next year.  She started the first book last night, and the first thing that she said to me when I entered class today was "I used to role down the stairs at the movie theatre!  In fact, 'The Fly' scared me so much that I ran out of the theatre and spent the next two hours rolling down the stairs!  I'm Benjamin Kritzer!".   :)  You have another fan, Bruce!

I need some advice, dear readers.  As I've mentioned, I'm directing scenes from "Assassins" at school.  I just called a theatrical firearms rental company and they have a replica of Oswald's weapon (it doesn't fire, which is good because that's the only sort of weapon that would be allowed in my thoroughly "ghetto" school) for $65, which is great, but in order to rent it, I would have to lay out $400 which would be returned when I return the rifle.  Well, I don't have $400 even if it would be returned to me!  So unless Kennedy was shot with a seventeenth century musket, I'm back to the drawing board.  Does anybody have any suggestions?  

Despite "Prymate"'s awful reviews, I'm looking forward to seeing it.  It sounds...interesting.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 02:41:26 PM
Jenny,
How many people actually know what Oswald's rifle looked like? For most civilians (aka audience) a rifle is a rifle. Why not just use any decent-looking toy rifle purchased in the toy dept of K-mart or some such store? As we used to say in the days when i was doing shows on a very low budget at the CBC  - If they're looking that closely at the props, we've screwed up anyway.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 02:50:10 PM
DRROBIN - Sue Randall who played the young girl in DESK SET (and Beaver's teacher Miss Landers - remember how shocked Beaver and Gilbert were when they saw Miss Landers in a short tennis skirt getting into a convertible with a man?)....was disfigured in the late 1960's in an auto accident and later succumbed to cancer.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 02:51:29 PM
Jennifer - pantomime is a powerful tool in the right actor's hands.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 02:51:54 PM
Dare I?  If I dood it, I dit a whippin'.....
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 02:53:47 PM
I do it anyway!   ;D

Page Four pacing:

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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 03:04:36 PM
Oh, my gosh I didn't know Sue Randall was in a car accident!

Both of Beaver's teachers died young! Well, sort of youngish anyhow.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 03:07:03 PM
I found an address for Race Gentry! I think I shall try to interview him! I just love that name!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 06, 2004, 03:17:54 PM
Who else is going to watch the FRIENDS final show?

I will probably watch the finale, but not the clips show.  It will be kind of sad to see all these people I have a lot of time invested in.  And they are, in a way, like friends.....very, very rich friends who never take my calls anymore.

In 1994, while I was working on Judy Kuhn's recording for Dear Friend BK, I became friendly with her musical director/arranger Michael Skloff, who was a peasure to work with and an occasional ride to and from the sessions.  Michael's wife had just had a tv series fold, and Michael told me she had big hopes for her and her partner's new series, a show called "Friends."

Well, I haven't seen my friend Michael in years, but every week I watch the series, listen to Michael's theme, and think kindly about him, Marta, and their children.  I'm very happy for their success.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 03:18:55 PM
MBARNUM don't forget to ask him about the January beach party with Allison Hayes, Beverly Tyler, and Mark Damon!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 06, 2004, 03:31:46 PM
MBARNUM don't forget to ask him about the January beach party with Allison Hayes, Beverly Tyler, and Mark Damon!

OH, you can bet I will! I want to know who his date was ....Allison or Mark!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 03:41:39 PM
When the camera was being used, it was Allison.

MBARNUM I am watching my 50-Movie Pak of Sci Fi....and I fell asleep - in First SpaceShip on Venus....do they EVER get to Venus?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 03:55:02 PM
MBarnum, you're so good at finding addresses, FIND LESLIE PARRISH.

Jenny: Glad you liked the third book and looking forward to your amazonian reviews (which you can post here, too, on the Kritzer board).  
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 03:55:34 PM
Jennifer, I saw Prymate at one of the first preview performances and the scene was there. According to all the reviews I read today, everything from the New York Times to Variety to Broadway.com, the scene is still in the show.

I could be wrong but I think the show will stay open through the weekend until the Tony nominations are announced on Monday morning. It will probably then announce the closing date. They were playing to practically empty houses anyway and after these reviews I doubt they could stay open for any period of time unless people want to see what all the fuss was about. Didn't work for Moose Murders though.

By the way, it's certainly not the worst play I've seen in 30 odd years of seeing live theatre (Howard Kissel's comment on the play). I can think of others that could wear the mantle.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 03:55:49 PM
Well, I've tried going to www.wpmd.org and cannot get it to work. (I know it's not on yet - but i was doing a test.)
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Post by: Ben on May 06, 2004, 04:01:19 PM
The Tony Committee has spoken. Assassins is a revival

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/86039.html
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:03:41 PM
DRPANNI - it started for me but took awhile....listening to a ball game now....and there is an email for the program BK will be on maybe we can email questions....OH hey just heard a promo for Bruce on the show....at 5 following the game!
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:18:44 PM
Still not working - it's telling me to choose an application for downloading the show - but won't let me. Aaargh. I'd like to have heard it, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Any ideas out there?
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:22:37 PM
Hmmmmm what choices does it give you?  One of them should be Windows Media Player.....
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:24:26 PM
DRPANNI start your Windows Media Player and click on your Radio Tuner and maybe you can cannect to WPMD that way.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:25:05 PM
I have a Mac.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 04:29:37 PM
Well you should have SOME sort of media player, no?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 04:30:52 PM
In days of old, Prymate would have posted a closing notice already, or would have closed after one performance.  Many many shows closed after one performance and with better reviews than Prymate.  Producers have no shame anymore, and apparently they just don't give a flying Wallenda about their or their investors money.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:33:18 PM
yes, I have a media player, but it keeps telling me that an error has occurred...
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:34:17 PM
Break a leg, have a great show, I'd love to listen, but I give up.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:34:44 PM
that is so strange....I don't know from Macs....damn
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:36:28 PM
Yeah, I've tried everything - downloaded it from scratch a number of times. It's probably something quite simple - but I have no idea. I really did want to listen, but c'est la vie.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 04:37:55 PM
Let's do a pull quote ad for Prymate, using the worst quotes from each review.  Go.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:40:28 PM
Call out the bomb squad!
VARIETY
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 04:44:47 PM
I'm taking my dog out to poop. (That's not a line from a Prymate review - but it could be.)
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Post by: Robin on May 06, 2004, 04:46:22 PM
I have a Mac.

Me too.  Love my iMac.

I just picked up the cast CD of Bounce today.  I like it a lot; the Significant Other and I saw it few days after it opened in Chicago.  

I'm such a geek.  Not only do I save every program to every show I see (even the bad ones!), I often buy the souvenir program and keep the ticket stub.  Pack rat, call me.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:48:20 PM
"He [DeShields as the gorilla] is convincing when he urinates on the new girl as a sexual gesture.  He also makes a persuasive sound of gorilla orgasm.  Best we ever heard on Broadway."  Newsday.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:49:31 PM
10 minutes until Bruce on the radio.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:53:42 PM
Since Panni is in CA - shouldn't she be able to get that station on the practical radio?

1700 on the AM dial
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:53:57 PM
No, I won't do it twice in a row.
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Post by: FranÁois de Paris on May 06, 2004, 04:54:58 PM
Hello, Kimlets and Hainsies of the World!

Hmmm, I haven't seen enough movies with Tracy and/or Hepburn to have a decent personal selection --- shame on me, I know -- but, and that should amuse DR Elmore, I saw Guess Who's.... on its inital release here and I just fell in love with the movie....

I remember leaving the theater and saying to myself, "If one day I make films, I want to make films like this one!". As an excuse, I should say that I was 18 then....
I thought that Kate's niece looked rather nice and that song at the end still is one of my favorite ditties!

"You've Got to Give A Little,
Take a Little..."

Anyway.... it's going to be pretty old hat to most of you, but i saw a movie yesterday that is just being released here in France and I found totally entertaining, fun, witty, smart, moving, --- well, you get the hint! --- and I'm talking about:

MAMBO ITALIANO.

What a treat!
I don't watch TV so seing Paul Sorvino after so many years was a thrill; I know Ginette Reno as a singer -- a modern day Piaf in my book -- but I ignored she can be such a darn good actress...
Yes, I had a swell time... and I can only say; go and see this movie!
Who am I? Bruce Kimmel, all a sudden?

I've read most of the posts of the days I was not "here" and I want to quote DR PennyO:
"I guess I would change nothing about my current life. Except I would listen more carefully and talk less!"
I thought that was so sweet! Really!

"You've got to give a little, take a little
And let your poor heart break a little
That's the story of,
That's the glory of love"

Sorry for the mush! :-\
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Post by: Robin on May 06, 2004, 04:55:52 PM
Who else is going to watch the FRIENDS final show?

To be honest, I've only watched the show for the last four years or so, so I'm not all that invested in it.  But I am interested in the last episode...which, by the way, will be released on deeveedee next Tuesday.  Really.  A few of these discs "fell off the truck", so to speak, and are already in the hands of diehard Friends junkies.  

I'm more interested in the series finale of Frasier, myself.  I've always liked the show, but here's how frickin' clueless I am...I had no idea it was a Cheers spin-off until someone told me.  I've still never seen an episode of it.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 04:59:00 PM
Show starting
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:00:07 PM
Go Bruce Go!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:01:28 PM
DR ROBIN I do the same thing.  It's great to have them...and they are great reference!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:14:50 PM
Bruce is on right now!!!
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 05:20:13 PM
Tried 1700 on the AM dial. If that's Bruce, he's doing a fine imitation of static.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:20:43 PM
LOL
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:31:10 PM
Get a drink of water, Bruce, and keep talking.  Station ID time.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 05:31:18 PM
I like Lion in Winter and It's a Mad Mad Mad World as long as I can fast forward through some of it!  
Shouldn't that be either "...fast forward through some of them!" or "...Lion in Winter (insert comma) and It's a Mad Mad Mad World...

I'd hope that latter example, personally, since I can't imagine wanting to forward through the first film.

Don't mind me, it's been a long day and I'm in a picky mood.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 05:41:11 PM
Factoid of the Day from a new best seller about rats in NY.

..."New York subway workers call them track rabbits, and Sullivan writes that when rats are not foraging for food they are having sex. Rats, writes Sullivan, have sex 20 times a day with as many females as possible. Also, rats in all-male colonies will have sex with each other."

...I'm now going out to forage for food at Gelson's.
Not Andrew Sullivan, I trust.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 05:44:23 PM
We are discovering mucho information about the NEW BOOK.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 06:00:08 PM
Woohooooooooooo you know the title and plot of the NEW BOOK if you heard the show!!!  
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2004, 06:02:05 PM
Iím hungry and ready for Du-París Monday. :D  
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 06:04:37 PM
What a blast.  She was very smart and asked great questions and it was all simply too too.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 06:05:08 PM
It was an entire hour - had no idea.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 06:07:18 PM
Julia Jordan, librettist, and Laurence O'Keefe, lyricist, are winners of this year's Kleban Award.  They've collaborated with each other (on The Mice - the first part of a never-made-it-to-New-York show, 3hree).  I think they're worthy choices and my hat is off to both of them.
Uh, you may have a detail wrong here, Noel.  According to the 3hree CD, Jordan indeed wrote the libretto (which is quite good), but O'Keefe wrote the music, not lyrics.

Personally, I found the entire evening to be quite enjoyable, but in combination with Prymate this again underscores my question: Why does everything have to go to Broadway?  Clearly, Prymate was not good material, and the investment would have been better made with another show.

On the other hand, having seen 3hree, I can understand it not being considered "good enough" for Broadway, as it is not the kind of show that hits an audience over the head in any way.  But it should have been given a chance off-Broadway.  The only reason I can think of where it was not given that chance was because Hal Prince was connected with the show.

(Noel: If you happen to know either O'Keefe or Jordan personally, let them know that I found their work very enjoyable.  The scene where Virga frees the mice was particularly well-written, lovingly layered.)
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Post by: Danise on May 06, 2004, 06:10:55 PM
Evening all!

Guess I missed Bruce on the radio, huh?  I'm sorry.  I wish I could have heard that interview!  Will it be repeated?

I'm still fusing with my PDA, trying to get it to connect to the internet.  I'm so ticked because there just has to be a way but I'm not smart enough to figure it out.

I think Little Women is my very favorite film.  I know there are others but strap me if I can think of any right now.

Jose, I am so glad your getting better.   :)

Who mentioned grits again?  Who was it that had never had them?  I don't mind them.  They are not a favorite of mine but I will eat them with sugar and milk.  I know others like them with butter.

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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 06:11:05 PM
I have never watched an episode of Friends.

I never watched an episode of Seinfeld.

I have never watched an episode of Survivor.

I do not feel that I am incomplete because of not having watched Friends or Seinfeld or Survivor.

PPPBBBBBBTTTTTTTT!

And that, as they say, is the state of the art.

(Thank-you, Mr. Sondheim.)
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 06:12:22 PM
It was an entire hour - had no idea.

Congrats! :-*
Wish I could've heard it. Smart and long. Wow.  
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Post by: Danise on May 06, 2004, 06:14:52 PM
I have never watched an episode of Friends.

I never watched an episode of Seinfeld.

I have never watched an episode of Survivor.

I do not feel that I am incomplete because of not having watched Friends or Seinfeld or Survivor.

PPPBBBBBBTTTTTTTT!

And that, as they say, is the state of the art.

(Thank-you, Mr. Sondheim.)

I think I've seen one or two Suvivors but other than that, I'm with you!  Never saw any of the other shows mentioned and don't feel I've missed a thing.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 06:15:09 PM
Congratulations, MRBK...very good.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 06:15:41 PM
Who mentioned grits again?  Who was it that had never had them?  I don't mind them.  They are not a favorite of mine but I will eat them with sugar and milk.  I know others like them with butter.
T'was I, DR Danise!  T'was I who had never had them, and made them, and found them good.  Der Brucer was very happy that I made them, too, enjoying their light corn flavor.  We had them with pepper and butter, and I believe that I would enjoy them with grated cheese blended in, as well.

I can see them working well as a breakfast food, with sugar and milk.  Interesting, how the same food can make a good breakfast cereal and a dinner side dish.  I don't know of any other dish that can do this!
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Post by: Danise on May 06, 2004, 06:18:47 PM
I was going to offer to send you a box of the instant kind but I'm glad you got to try them.  I think I've said that my Dad called them "Georga Ice Cream".  I don't really know why.

 

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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 06:19:25 PM
New internet scam I just heard about on the news... Legitimate looking doc from Wells Fargo or other institution saying that because of some computer glitch they have lost all your files and ask you to fill out a form supplying info.
Apparently, people actually fall for this.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 06:22:54 PM
I'm trying to get a copy of the radio interview - if I do, I'll figure out a way to put it up here.
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Post by: Danise on May 06, 2004, 06:28:09 PM
That would be GREAT, Bruce!  
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 06:29:33 PM
I was SO hungry that my stomach was aching... So I ate really fast, wolfing it down...and now my stomach is hurting because I ate too fast. Can't win.
To loosely quote a certain trilogy author, radio raconteur and man for all seasons, "I'm going to vomit on the ground."

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/wuerg/vomit-smiley-001.gif)
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 06:30:48 PM
Off to dine with Mr. Grant Geissman.  Keep the home fries burning so I have lots of excellent postings to read upon my return.
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Post by: Danise on May 06, 2004, 06:38:02 PM
And it's off to bed for me!  Good night all.  Have a nice dinner.

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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 06:49:18 PM
DRPANNI drink some 7 UP
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Post by: Kerry on May 06, 2004, 07:15:44 PM
Hi all y'all.  Where DOES the time go?  Have we had Christmas and Hanukah yet ?
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 07:15:53 PM
Thanks, JR. I'll be fine. (But the smilie was disgustingly cute.)
My life has been somewhat stressful lately, so I think the tummy is more sensitive than usual. Actually, it's always pretty sensitive  - but more so now. (When I was a kid, my mother and I were caught at the Hungarian-Austrian border by the Russkies and thrown into this little country jail in the middle of the night. My reaction to this turn of events was to puke all over the cell. Which eventually got us into a hospital from which we conveniently disappeared. So puking can come in handy sometimes.)
Sorry for the digression.... Anyway, I'm going to take a nice evening walk which should be very therapeutic.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 07:23:03 PM
Things are bad, folks.....6 minutes of show....6 minutes of commercials....two commercial blocks in the first 21 minutes.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 07:24:44 PM
Great plan, DRPANNI.

Did see a lot of movie promos tonight.....nothing particularly interesting...except maybe TROY!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 07:36:02 PM
DR Danise, I've also never tried grits.

Hmmm, I didn't even realize that "delete" button was there. I had no idea. :(
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 07:36:24 PM
TROY, the Troy Donohue Story?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 06, 2004, 07:38:18 PM
I did watch Friends. Will talk about it more tomorrow.  I actually was able to watch the clips show at 7pm, followed by Survivor and then the finale.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 07:39:48 PM
Exactly SWW - finally a movie about something I am interested in.
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Post by: Jane on May 06, 2004, 07:48:49 PM
Panni, Iím glad puking was a good thing for once.  Once again thank you for sharing one of your stories.

Bruce congratulations!

We watch Friends, but it is time for the show to end.  I taped the last episode and if I canít watch it tonight, what do you think the odds are of my waiting until we return from LA without hearing how it ends?

I still havenít packed.

Goodnight.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 08:06:34 PM
Very interesting, DR S. Woody. I have seen episodes of all of them and DO feel my life has been enriched by at least the laughter and heart of FRIENDS.

Different strokes, as they say.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 08:09:14 PM
No real surprises on FRIENDS - and a bit stretched out to fill some time so they could sell LOTS of advertising....but nothing out of character...and a nice way to leave the air.  All shows should have such luck.

The clips show was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 06, 2004, 08:11:55 PM
I am indeed most pleased to see a post by DR Kerry.
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Post by: Noel on May 06, 2004, 08:22:43 PM
Instead of Friends, we watched a beautiful pitchers' battle between the Mets (Leiter) and Giants (Schmidt).  Bonds came up with men on base more than once and did no damage.  And talk about sweet strokes: Piazza, with two outs in the bottom of the eleventh, hit one just above Bonds' glove and over the fence.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 06, 2004, 08:29:15 PM
I truly enjoyed the FRIENDS finale. I laughed, I cried; exactly what I expect to do when I see a really good episode of the show. I was not disappointed. It was a lovely, wistful finale.


I know they filmed a pilot episode for JOEY last weekend, and on the basis of a couple of tiny clips featured at some point either tonight or last night, I was not encouraged. I love the Joey character, and I hope this spinoff won't ruin my love for that character.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 08:38:18 PM
Just ate a huge dinner of sausage and peppers and am stuffed to the proverbial gills.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 09:09:47 PM
Good Evening!

Good matinee today.  Our Abel was out this afternoon, so there was some shuffling in the cast, but everyone did a great job - and it was kind of nice/interesting hearing certain musical lines sung by different voices.

After the matinee, the big question was, "Where to eat?"  I kept debating between a great Chinese place in nearby Chinatown, or a great Middle Eastern mezze place.  I opted for mezze.  So I walked up to Zaytinya, got a seat outside - it was great sitting out in the sun - and supped to my heart's - and my stomach's - content.  What wonderful food!

Since it was mezze, I just ordered a couple of "small plates" as my meal.  Some exquisitely light and flavorful taramasolata (a Greek dip made of fish roe and potatoes), pilde (a sort of "pizza" with haloumi cheese and turkish tomato sauce), and a amazing dish of braised lamb over a "fluff" of pureed eggplant.  YUM!!  Oh, and, of course, the meal comes with these great little "footballs" of warm pita bread which come right from their oven.  Truly one of my favorite meals of all time.  I've eaten here before - and I think I said that the last time too.

Oh, and then came dessert!!  They call it "Turkish Coffee Chocolate".  It consisted of a warm chocolate cake flavored with turkish coffee, surrounded by cardamom-laced whipped cream, drizzled with a reduction of pomegranate and date molasses, and finished off with a few pieces of candied orange peel and sesame seeds.  I wanted to lick the bowl!!!!  It was rich, but not too rich, and just the perfect portion size so that it didn't make me feel overstuffed - especially after the three dishes and bread I had for my "entree".

So...

After that wonderful meal, I walked around downtown DC for a while.  I almost bought some clothes at Banana Republic - instead, I just scouted out some items to keep an eye out for at the end of the season.  -I really BR's black shirts - great for pit wear.  Then I bought some Powerball tickets - Keep your fingers crossed!  205 Million!!!  And then I came across a police barricade...

It may have made the news in your town, but there was another anthrax scare in DC today.  Thankfully, it was just a scare, and the letter and the suspicious white powder was just a really bad "prank", but it was a little disconcerting knowing that it was happening just a block away from the theatre.  Ah, well... today's world... what can you do?... VOTE!!!

But I digress...

Then came a nice nap.  Which was a little hard to do since they started digging out the holes for the new support beams for the new building going up next to the theatre.  Just imagine a hammer pounding on a metal pipe and magnify that sound by about 1000 decibels!  It was quite loud.  However, I did manage to get a few much needed winks, and I was nicely refreshed for the evening show.  And, again, a good show tonight.  -And the pit dancing is coming along nicely.  ;)

And now I'm back at my apartment...

I did not watch the "Friends" finale... and I may end up buying it on DVD next Tuesday.  I haven't seen any of the shows this past season (since I've been playing shows), so...  but it would be nice to see it.  Maybe someone in the show taped it tonight.  I dunno...  But I'm watching Jay Leno's special show tonight with the cast, so...  I guess that counts for something.

DR Danise - Your PDA will only connect to the net if it actually has a wireless card built into it, or if it has a built in cell phone.  So...  Some PDAs come with the software to do so, but you may need an additional piece of hardware - usually a card your slide into some slot - to actually connect to the net.

RE: COCO - As I've mentioned before, when I was doing Sweeney Todd, Christine Baranski mentioned that she was interested in the piece.  And I think she had even talked to Andre Previn about it.  I think she'd be wonderful!

RE:  Page Posts and Page Dances - Yes, even I sometimes do page posts and page dances; and even I get a little "annoyed" sometimes, but that's what the "Page Down" button is for on your computer.  At least on here, it's all in fun.  And that's what to keep in mind.

OK - I need to catch up some other stuff, but I'll check back in before heading to bed.


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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 09:27:00 PM
Whar'd everybuddy go?  Iz like a ghost town 'round these here parts, pardner.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 09:27:35 PM
Just watched a strange little film, Don't Bother to Knock, with Miss Marilyn Monroe and Mr. Richard Widmark.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 09:35:07 PM
Sad to be all alone in the world.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 06, 2004, 09:58:35 PM
Well, I'm still here, bk! (Ah, a Follies reference!)

But, alas, I must get ready for bed, and get my forty winks.  I'm hoping to do some Pilates in the morning - finally!  It will be my first semi-strenuous activity in weeks - well, since I got sick, and now I've gotten better.  So...

Bonne nuit.
Guten Nacht.
Goodnight.
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Post by: Evil Twin on May 06, 2004, 10:00:04 PM
Oh....no one is alone!  Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 06, 2004, 10:01:34 PM
How delightful to see DR Evil Twin back at HHW. Don't stay away so long. We may need to know more about td!
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 06, 2004, 10:06:39 PM
I have to wuss like a burger tonight, alas.  There's too much to do tomorrow, and I'm three hours ahead of the BK coast.

But I was served an interesting "martini" tonight.  Mango-flavored rum, pomegranite juice, a splash of pineapple juice, garnished with a lime slice.  A luscious red in color, and tasty.

Yes, I know, martinis don't have rum, but in this case I don't care, I liked it.

That's for anyone out there who likes the occasional not-a-real-martini-but-who-cares.
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 10:08:49 PM
Evil Twin, welcome back to the monkey house.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 10:35:33 PM
Looks like Jose's stomach is back to normal. Good!
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 10:44:40 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 10:53:07 PM
I was here a few minutes ago - all alone! I think people are in mourning for FRIENDS. That's what I think.
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Post by: Panni on May 06, 2004, 11:17:20 PM
I was going to answer Laura's question and it disappeared!
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 11:21:59 PM
Laura's question disappeared?  I don't know from Friends.  Where is Laura's question?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 11:22:23 PM
I will answer Laura's question, even though I didn't see it:  Yes, with strawberries.
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Post by: Jed on May 06, 2004, 11:23:59 PM
Good matinee today.  Our Abel was out this afternoon, so there was some shuffling in the cast, but everyone did a great job - and it was kind of nice/interesting hearing certain musical lines sung by different voices.

Should have just given me a call.  Wrong Washington, but what the heck? :D  Of course, I only know the Abel half, not Ham, so...

Also, your dinner description has me drooling all over my keyboard!
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Post by: Jed on May 06, 2004, 11:27:51 PM
I very much enjoyed the first few seasons of Friends, but it lost its appeal for me over the years.  I taped CSI instead.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on May 06, 2004, 11:29:26 PM
I decided it was too stupid, so I deleted it.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 06, 2004, 11:34:48 PM
Like MATTH - I thought it was a nice ending.  And as I said before it held no surprises and really could have been done in 30 minutes.

DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK....doesn't Anne Bancroft play some sort of Cowgirl singer at that movie?
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Post by: bk on May 06, 2004, 11:59:44 PM
Sad to be all alone in the world.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2004, 12:00:00 AM
Well, new notes up in a mere one minute.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2004, 12:00:15 AM
Here they come.
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2004, 12:00:27 AM
One..
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2004, 12:00:35 AM
Two..
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Post by: bk on May 07, 2004, 12:00:43 AM
Three!