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Title: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 12:52:38 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had coming attractions, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently watching some coming attractions and they don't want to see any of the MOOvies at all.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 12:53:49 AM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 05:21:47 AM
Morning all.

In spite of rising late this morning I'm the first after Bruce.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 05:49:24 AM
You'd think it was a holiday or something.

Remember Bruce, no mail delivery today. Your mail place may be open but they won't be getting anything from the U.S. Postal Service.
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 05:53:10 AM
Oatmeal (before it gets too hot, it's supposed to be 90 degrees and humid today and tomorrow) with dried Bing cherries (courtesy of Trader Joe's), walnuts and cinnamon and a cup of coffee.

Back to the office tomorrow.
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 06:00:34 AM
Memorial Day greetings!  Looks like a hot, sunny day for the commemorative festivities here.  Richard is off with the Honor Guard and I'll watch the ceremony from Arlington on C-Span at 11am.
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 06:01:02 AM
TOD - AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 06:01:48 AM
Good morning, Ben - it sounds like you're having a very relaxing holiday weekend!
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 06:10:57 AM
Yes, it's been quiet and serene. We had a rain storm about 6:30am and now the heat is creeping in. We may have to turn on the AC this evening to sleep.

I've been riding the exercise bike regularly for two weeks now and that makes it a bit hotter but I need to do it. 58 steps up and down (from the apartment to the street) just isn't enough exercise and I don't have a basement for walking.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Druxy on May 30, 2011, 06:17:48 AM
TOD:

THE LONGEST DAY
PATTON
MISTER ROBERTS

BUCK PRIVATES
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Post by: Sam on May 30, 2011, 06:27:54 AM
 ;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 06:31:24 AM
Good morning, all! I slept late, had strange dreams, none of which remotely come to mind, and now I am ready to spend the day with Mr Victor Herbert's Irish comic opera EILEEN.

Last night I watched three episodes of PILLARS OF EARTH and tonight I shall finish off the last two. My biggest question for Mr Follett is why he changed Queen Matilda's name to Maud. I'm also amazed at the passage of time and how some characters never seem to age in this series. I'm hanging on to learn whether or not some of the truly despicable characters get what's coming to them.

More coffee, and to work

DR George, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND was a wonderful biography, but I like everything I've read by Isherwood. If you've never read THE BERLIN STORIES, "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin," you should. When I was in high school, I began reading the literary sources of my favorite and not so favorite musicals. I've never read Seven and a Half Cents, but I've read the sequel about making the musical, Say, Darling. I remember the following:
    Tenderloin
    Candide
    Prettybelle
    The Sisters Liked Them Handsome
    The Once and Future King
    The Happy Time
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Flower Drum Song


There were more; my mind's thinking about Victor Herbert!

 
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Sam on May 30, 2011, 06:32:04 AM
Good morning everyone.    8)

Strange to be home on a Monday.


Overcast and cold outside, the drapes are open and the heater (oven) is on.  I'll get a real heating unit for next winter.     Yesterday the weather was beautiful, warm but really really windy.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 06:33:43 AM
TOD:
  Mister Roberts
  M*A*S*H
  Steel Metal Jacket
  Streamers
 
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Post by: Sam on May 30, 2011, 06:37:25 AM
Went to the Rubicon Theatre yesterday for their Young Playwright's festival.   6 incredible plays, 3 in the afternoon and 3 in the evening.  3 more this afternoon.

Wonderful new talent.

Almost all professional actors.

Hosted by David Rambo.

 ;D

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Post by: Sam on May 30, 2011, 06:38:56 AM
Must get ready for a 7am meeting and breakfast.

Have a wonderful day.   

 ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 06:40:40 AM
My inner web is intermittent this morning.....so I didn't get to read all of yesterday's posts!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Linda Ford emails that Ernie is in hypothermia to reduce the damage and they will begin heating him up today.....so he is still in ICU.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 06:44:25 AM
TOD:

Streamers

From Here to Eternity

Where Eagles Dare

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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 30, 2011, 06:47:18 AM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  SHOW ME
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 06:54:16 AM
Hmmmmmmm.....some pages won't load
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 06:59:11 AM
Big news from Columbus is rocking the entire state this morning:

Ohio State's Tressel Resigns (http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/05/30/ohio-state-news.html?sid=101)

Even though I remain a true blue Michigan fan, I find this sad for the OSU program.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 07:04:10 AM
Happy Memorial Day, all.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 07:04:59 AM
Thanks to George, I have Ethel Merman singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" on the DVD and, well, I think everything's going to be bright lights and lollipops today. For all of us.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 07:09:43 AM
TOD: M*A*S*H
Anatomy of a Murder
Buck Privates
Apocalypse Now

I can't believe I haven't seen "Streamers."
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:20:50 AM
Now that the internet is back - I will add:

TOD:

The Hunters
Between Heaven & Hell - my favorite Robert Wagner performance

and

Sayonara
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:21:24 AM
STREAMERS is almost a photographed stage play DR JOHNG....with some fine performances.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 07:23:31 AM
STREAMERS is almost a photographed stage play DR JOHNG....with some fine performances.
And one of the very few Robert Altman movies I haven't seen.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: FJL on May 30, 2011, 07:28:57 AM
Rem,ember the Merman VEL commercial:  Your hands can feel soft just like roses!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UVVxe04pI

Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 07:31:49 AM
Where can I get some of that Vel?
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:35:00 AM
Unless you have it under the counter from 1964 DR LAURA.....you can't.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:35:22 AM
DR CILLA LIZ - I am sending you an envelope tomorrow.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:35:36 AM
Page Two Dance.
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Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 07:37:05 AM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 07:40:36 AM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.

Maybe DR MBarnum has a few bottles he can spare. I think he uses it to make his face shiney.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 07:41:19 AM
Enough kicking around the block of DR MBarnum! I hope he is having a good day, wherever his mind may be.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 07:43:32 AM
Rem,ember the Merman VEL commercial:  Your hands can feel soft just like roses!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UVVxe04pI



Now that's scary!
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 07:52:58 AM
What's really scary is that I remember it ON TV!
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 07:59:01 AM
An envelope full of Vel?
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:00:34 AM
I am in a kind of weirdly eclectic listening mood.  I started the day with that great old Mercury Living Presence Dorati reading of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances and now I'm listening to the King's Singers do William Billings (do in only the nicest, most platonic sense).

Last night I watched a rather nice Spanish production of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac.  It's rather sad that he's only remembered for completing Turandot--the guy could write.  :)
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:01:55 AM
Do you think Steve wrote those specialty lyrics?
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:02:09 AM
They virtually reek of his genius, don't you think?
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 08:03:08 AM
Do you think Steve wrote those specialty lyrics?

Oh I am sure he did - Ethel wouldn't trust anyone else.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 08:05:14 AM
They virtually reek of his genius, don't you think?
They virtually reek of something. Genius may not be the word for it.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:13:44 AM
I would like to virtually salute our men and women of the Armed Forces, as well as remember my own dear, departed father, Major General Michael B. Kauffman.

As some of you may remember, my Dad was a technical advisor on PATTON (he was one of Patton's battalion commanders).  The character of "Coughlin" in the movie may or may not have been based, albeit slightly, on my father.  We were invited to the Seattle World Premiere, where my father was one of the VIPs.  The premiere had an honest to goodness pipe organ prelude and all the hoo-hah that used to happen in those days--the organist rose up on a big hydraulic lift, I remember.

When the movie started, my Dad leaned over and whispered, "That looks like Patton, but it sure as hell doesn't sound like him--he had the whiniest high voice you've ever heard."  :)

Yes, I know I've told that anecdote before, but that's never stopped me.
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:17:02 AM
My father was in the battalion that Patton had to apologize for when he slapped the shell-shocked soldiers (yes, soldiers, there was actually more than one).  My Dad snuck a camera in and took a bunch of pictures with the camera nestled between his knees.  He showed them to me many times when I was growing up.  When I inherited my father's scrapbooks, all the pics were missing.  I later found a letter from him to an Army buddy of his--he had ripped all the pics out and sent them to this friend, who knows why.  My dreams of eBay riches vanished in the blink of an eye.  :)  I do have a really cool pic my Dad snapped, probably in either Northern Africa or Sicily of Eisenhower and Churchill coming out of a field tent together--what do you think they had been doing inside?  ;)
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Post by: Matthew on May 30, 2011, 08:18:54 AM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!

Isn't that an STD?    Just sayin'...
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Post by: Matthew on May 30, 2011, 08:25:37 AM
Good morning...

Today, my best gal, Sabrina, and I are heading over to Santa Cruz for a lovely day away.  Unfortunately, the weather isn't the best, but as long as it isn't raining, it's cool.  We are going to the Beach Boardwalk and will probably hit the downtown area.  There will be fried food eaten, sweets purchased, and hopefully sparkling conversation.  I say hopefully because every time we get together, we end up talking about the ex. - we were all friends even though I brought her into the relationship.  The ex, in fact, never said word one to her when he broke up- and this is a wonderful person who was over the house at least once a week, she watched the dogs whenever we needed it, and was a great help to us when needed.  Not one word, I tell you.  I feel bad for her.  She's wanted to call him, but what would she say?   I know what I'd love her to say, but talking to the ex is a waste of anyone's time and I don't wish it on anyone. 

On that note (an ALW D-Flat), I have a load of towels in the laundry and am going to walk over to Starbucks.  (7 minutes door to door, can't beat that - ON FOOT!!!)
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 08:29:10 AM
Speaking of coming attractions, I'm happy to report that it looks like my brother-in-law has finally secured permanent employment at a major L.A. trailer producing firm, after several years of having to freelance in the wake of the economic downturn.  We're really excited and happy for him, it's been a very tough couple of years.
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Post by: Kerry on May 30, 2011, 08:52:49 AM
It's a good day.   My hands could use some Vel though.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 08:59:33 AM
Good stories DR JMK.

And I join you in remembering and thanking our Armed Forces - past and present.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 09:39:08 AM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And...

HAPPY
MEMORIAL
DAY!
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jennifer on May 30, 2011, 09:54:47 AM

Yesterday DR Jose wrote:
Quote
DR Jennifer - A waffle is basically a piece of bread. Fried chicken and a piece of bread is not "odd". -I actually like fried chicken and pancakes. -And since pancakes and waffles can be made from the same batter, well...

Is "fried chicken and biscuits" odd to you too?

I personally don't find waffles and bread similar.  But i do find fried chicken and pancakes very odd as well.

I don't find fried chicken and biscuits odd. Although biscuits are not very common here. Although actually neither is fried chicken (other than KFC).
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 10:14:16 AM
My sister just sent me these:   ;D

MENSA  INVITATIONAL
 
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new  definition.
 
Here are the winners: 
 
1. Cashtration(n.):  The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
 
2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
 
3. Intaxicaton  : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you  realize it was your money to start  with.
 
4. Reintarnation :  Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
 
5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
 
6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid. 
 
7. Giraffiti :  Vandalism spray-painted very, very high 
 
8. Sarchasm : The gulf  between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
 
9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
 
10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
 
11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is  sending off all these  really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
 
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are  good for you.
 
13. Glibido :  All talk and no action.
 
14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 
 
15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.):  The frantic dance performed just after you've  accidentally walked through a spider web.
 
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan, in the form of a mosquito, gets into your  bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
 
17. Caterpallor ( n.):  The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
 
The  Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
 
And the winners are:
 
1. Coffee, n. The  person upon whom one coughs. 
 
2. Flabbergasted, adj.  Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
 
3. Abdicate,  v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat  stomach.
 
4. Esplanade, v.  To attempt an explanation while drunk.
 
5. Willy-nilly,  adj. Impotent.
 
6. Negligent, adj.  Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
 
7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
 
8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
 
9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up  someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
 
10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
 
11. Testicle, n. A  humorous question on an exam.
 
12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
 
13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist. 
 
14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 
 
15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto  the roof and gets stuck there.
 
16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 10:47:56 AM
Speaking of coming attractions, I'm happy to report that it looks like my brother-in-law has finally secured permanent employment at a major L.A. trailer producing firm, after several years of having to freelance in the wake of the economic downturn.  We're really excited and happy for him, it's been a very tough couple of years.
Great news. I found out another friend who got laid off around the time I did just found a job.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 10:48:47 AM
Good stories DR JMK.

And I join you in remembering and thanking our Armed Forces - past and present.
Ditto.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 10:55:19 AM
I'm up after a good night's sleep.  Looks very pretty outside and the winds of yesterday are no more.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 11:00:36 AM
The Winds of Yesterday Are No More.....wasn't that a Percy Faith LP only available through Columbia House?
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 11:31:20 AM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  You'd think it was a holiday or something.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:00:53 PM
George, just finished listening to "At Long Last Love." It's like getting reacquainted with an old friend after too many years. Many thanks.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:01:03 PM
One more.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:02:05 PM
Page Three They Can't Dance Dance!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/At_long_last_love_movie_poster.jpg)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 12:03:54 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:04:26 PM
According to Wikipedia, "At Long Last Love" is available online through Netflix:

"To date, there has never been a home video release of the film in any format, though it became available to stream online in early 2011."

And this is only for the few of us who care.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:04:38 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.
That's great news.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:06:38 PM
Just spent the last two hours translating one of the sections of "Song of Roland" from the original French. The words were surprisingly more like old English than modern French and easier to understand. But some words were just not like anything else, either English, French, German or glossolalia.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 12:09:08 PM
Now I need a nap.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 12:26:39 PM
I always kind of liked the LP:  Cybill Shepherd Does It....to Cole Porter
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 12:27:33 PM
Now I am off the theatre.....to get things ready for the FULL DRESS and MAKEUP rehearsal for THE MUSIC MAN......

Several people will show up at five minutes until seven to get their makeup done.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 30, 2011, 12:27:55 PM
Good news about Craig, DR ELMORE.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:33:19 PM
DR CILLA LIZ - I am sending you an envelope tomorrow.

Thank you so much!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:34:01 PM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.

I remember Vel.  Our next door neighbor always had it.  Oh, does this mean I'm old?
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:35:35 PM
What's really scary is that I remember it ON TV!

I vaguely do.  I remember the rose in the water with the pan
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:35:56 PM
An envelope full of Vel?

Hey, I'll take it...who wouldn't like rose soft hands?
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:38:47 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.

Continued vibes for Craig....
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:40:16 PM
It's 87 degrees and very humid and windy here today. A cold front is about to move through.  This is tornado weather, hopefully if any touch down they will be in the middle of nowhere. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 12:45:52 PM
I made a trek to Home Depot and stocked up on paint for my summer projects, well at least for several of my outdoor projects.  It's time to restain the garage.  I think I got 2 gallons of stain, it won't be enough to do the whole thing, but will be enough to do the part that is visable from the road.  I got paint that matches that stain to put on the bottom of the gazebo (chocolate brown) and will paint the trim of the gazebo to match the white trim around the house.  Not sure if I'll do the inside with white or brown.  Waiting to see what I think when I get to that point.  It's white now. so that was a gallon of brown and a gallon of white.   Finally, I need to paint the deck again because of the new wood added last year, so I got a gallon of primer and a gallon of paint. 

Home depot has their $5 per gallon rebate, so I decided it was time to stock up.  I may need more for a couple of the projects and still need to get paint to do the upstairs den, but it's a start.  Now that I have the paint, whenever I get in the mood to do it, I'll be ready.  We haven't had good enough weather yet.  When we do, I'll get out the powerwasher, and get everything prepped then go for it.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 01:01:41 PM
Joe set up a facebook page to let people know how he's doing.  He has his story of the day of the tornado...wow.  Anyway, you can friend him at Joe Royer  (the one from Joplin Mo) or you can find him through my facebook page. 
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 01:02:25 PM
My day's work is done.  I have reviewed CYRANO de BERGERAC, THEODORA and, just for good measure, DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it.  ;)
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:03:02 PM
from cilla:
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.how Joe crawled from house to house turning off the gas...and other little things

That is impressive & a great idea!!!
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 01:03:03 PM
Continued vibes for DR Elmore's friend Craig!
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 01:10:36 PM
Continued vibes for DR Elmore's friend Craig!

~~~Ditto!!!~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:12:17 PM
Good Afternoon!

A few hours ago, my friend, Yosh, said he was heading down to the Union Square Greenmarket. So, instead of falling asleep on the couch, I went ahead and joined him.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:12:31 PM
And, yes, it's hot and humid in New York City.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:17:39 PM
DR Ginny i like your plan to watch the ceremony from the comfort of your home.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:19:40 PM
Enough kicking around the block of DR MBarnum! I hope he is having a good day, wherever his mind may be.

He should be arriving home soon if he isn't there yet.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:21:13 PM
I would like to virtually salute our men and women of the Armed Forces, as well as remember my own dear, departed father, Major General Michael B. Kauffman.

As some of you may remember, my Dad was a technical advisor on PATTON (he was one of Patton's battalion commanders).  The character of "Coughlin" in the movie may or may not have been based, albeit slightly, on my father.  We were invited to the Seattle World Premiere, where my father was one of the VIPs.  The premiere had an honest to goodness pipe organ prelude and all the hoo-hah that used to happen in those days--the organist rose up on a big hydraulic lift, I remember.

When the movie started, my Dad leaned over and whispered, "That looks like Patton, but it sure as hell doesn't sound like him--he had the whiniest high voice you've ever heard."  :)

Yes, I know I've told that anecdote before, but that's never stopped me.

it is worth retelling.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:22:19 PM
Once we got down to the Union Square Greenmarket (http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket), we dropped some things off at the Composting stand as well as at the Textiles Recycling stand.

Oh, and we sampled some fresh-from-the-field strawberries. -Very good, but I'm guessing by next week, they should be at their peak-of-flavor.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:26:16 PM
Speaking of coming attractions, I'm happy to report that it looks like my brother-in-law has finally secured permanent employment at a major L.A. trailer producing firm, after several years of having to freelance in the wake of the economic downturn.  We're really excited and happy for him, it's been a very tough couple of years.

that's great!  does he have a position for Craig ;)
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 01:26:48 PM
DR George, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND was a wonderful biography, but I like everything I've read by Isherwood. If you've never read THE BERLIN STORIES, "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin," you should. When I was in high school, I began reading the literary sources of my favorite and not so favorite musicals. I've never read Seven and a Half Cents, but I've read the sequel about making the musical, Say, Darling. I remember the following:
    Tenderloin
    Candide
    Prettybelle
    The Sisters Liked Them Handsome
    The Once and Future King
    The Happy Time
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Flower Drum Song


There were more; my mind's thinking about Victor Herbert!

I think I will check out Isherwood's original books...and some of the others. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:26:55 PM
DR Matthew, have a nice day with your best gal friend & HUGS!!!
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 01:27:28 PM
Finished listening to the Jason Graae mix with the fixes and it's all good and will now go off to mastering.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 01:27:36 PM
Then I did a little jog.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 01:28:18 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.

WONDERFUL & CANCER FREE VIBES!!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:28:23 PM
Then we walked up to Eataly (http://eatalyny.com/) which was surprisingly not crazy-busy. And since it was not crazy-busy, we both had iced cappuccinos from their Lavazza stand. -And their iced cappuccinos are made by aerating ice cold milk, two shots of espresso and some ice. It's like a very airy coffee milkshake. Yummy!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:35:38 PM
Then it was back out to Worth Square to check out the offerings at MAD. SQ. EATS (http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-eats). It also turned out that some friends of mine were finishing up the first part of their rehearsal at the same time up at The Gershwin Hotel (http://www.gershwinhotel.com/), so we picked up a box of cookies from the Momofuku Milk Bar (http://www.momofuku.com/restaurants/milk-bar/) stand to help get them through the second part of their rehearsal.

-Oh, and I picked up a Feta & Olive Pretzel from the Sigmund Pretzel (http://www.sigmundnyc.com/menu.html)* stand.

*DR MBarnum - I believe you will like Sigmund's start page on their website.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 01:45:40 PM
Speaking of coming attractions, I'm happy to report that it looks like my brother-in-law has finally secured permanent employment at a major L.A. trailer producing firm, after several years of having to freelance in the wake of the economic downturn.  We're really excited and happy for him, it's been a very tough couple of years.

Very good news!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:46:23 PM
After dropping of the box of Compost, Chocolate-Chocolate, Cornflake-Marshmallow, Corn and Blueberry & Cream cookies at The Gershwin Hotel, we headed back down Broadway a few blocks to Hill Country Chicken (http://www.hillcountrychicken.com/) for lunch. We opted to share a few items:

Chicken Fingers
(Deep) Fried Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Buttermilk Biscuit

It turned out to be a very satisfying - and, in a way, a surprisingly "light" - lunch. ;)
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 30, 2011, 01:46:45 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.

Very Good News
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 01:48:29 PM
from cilla:
Quote
.how Joe crawled from house to house turning off the gas...and other little things

That is impressive & a great idea!!!

His whole story in his words is on his facebook page....and I sent it in a update email. If you don't get it and want to read it let me know
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
DR Ginny i like your plan to watch the ceremony from the comfort of your home.

It was quite moving, with singers who didn't feel the necessity to turn patriotic songs into pop numbers (like the ones in last night's concert).  Richard was pretty wiped out when he got home - showered, had lunch, watched a little TV, and now has slept for a couple of hours.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 01:51:18 PM
DR Jose, if I ate like you did, I'd weigh 900 pounds!!!  Of course if I walked like you I'd be skinny as a bean pole, lol

Sounds like you had a nice day
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:52:34 PM
And, finally, before hopping back on the 6 train back uptown, we made another pass through Mad. Sq. Eats to cool down with a Plum & Hibiscus Shaved Ice and a Rhubarb-Ginger Ice Pop from people's pops (http://www.peoplespops.com/peoples_pops.html). Aaaahhhhh..
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 01:53:19 PM
A review of both "Carnival" and "Camelot" on Kritzerland:

http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm?int_news_id=37518&int_city_id=1&intPage=3#content
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:54:57 PM
DR Jose, if I ate like you did, I'd weigh 900 pounds!!!  Of course if I walked like you I'd be skinny as a bean pole, lol

Sounds like you had a nice day

DR Cillaliz - Yes, it has been a nice day so far.

And, yes, it's all about balancing the eating with the walking. And more walking.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Michael on May 30, 2011, 01:55:39 PM
got home from work and now relaxing.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
Sounds like a good plan Michael S
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 01:57:07 PM
I'm posting! I'm posting!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:01:45 PM
I am in a kind of weirdly eclectic listening mood.  I started the day with that great old Mercury Living Presence Dorati reading of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances and now I'm listening to the King's Singers do William Billings (do in only the nicest, most platonic sense).

Last night I watched a rather nice Spanish production of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac.  It's rather sad that he's only remembered for completing Turandot--the guy could write.  :)

DR JMK - Was Placido Domingo in that production of Cyrano? I know he "toured" in a production that was featured at Washington National and San Francisco Opera companies.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:02:54 PM
They virtually reek of his genius, don't you think?

Well, they could reek of a genius.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:03:28 PM
from cilla:
Quote
.how Joe crawled from house to house turning off the gas...and other little things

That is impressive & a great idea!!!

His whole story in his words is on his facebook page....and I sent it in a update email. If you don't get it and want to read it let me know

his story is very moving & combined jon's photos make it almost imaginable.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:03:48 PM
Good morning...

Today, my best gal, Sabrina, and I are heading over to Santa Cruz for a lovely day away.  Unfortunately, the weather isn't the best, but as long as it isn't raining, it's cool.  We are going to the Beach Boardwalk and will probably hit the downtown area.  There will be fried food eaten, sweets purchased, and hopefully sparkling conversation.  I say hopefully because every time we get together, we end up talking about the ex. - we were all friends even though I brought her into the relationship.  The ex, in fact, never said word one to her when he broke up- and this is a wonderful person who was over the house at least once a week, she watched the dogs whenever we needed it, and was a great help to us when needed.  Not one word, I tell you.  I feel bad for her.  She's wanted to call him, but what would she say?   I know what I'd love her to say, but talking to the ex is a waste of anyone's time and I don't wish it on anyone. 

On that note (an ALW D-Flat), I have a load of towels in the laundry and am going to walk over to Starbucks.  (7 minutes door to door, can't beat that - ON FOOT!!!)

DR Matthew - I hope you and your friend, Sabrina, are having/had a wonderful day in Santa Cruz.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:04:39 PM
DR Ginny i like your plan to watch the ceremony from the comfort of your home.

It was quite moving, with singers who didn't feel the necessity to turn patriotic songs into pop numbers (like the ones in last night's concert).  Richard was pretty wiped out when he got home - showered, had lunch, watched a little TV, and now has slept for a couple of hours.

i'm glad Richard could rest.  i figured he would need to after the activities.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:04:59 PM
Speaking of coming attractions, I'm happy to report that it looks like my brother-in-law has finally secured permanent employment at a major L.A. trailer producing firm, after several years of having to freelance in the wake of the economic downturn.  We're really excited and happy for him, it's been a very tough couple of years.

DR JMK - Congratulations to your B-in-L!
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:06:54 PM
we had a nice walk today, saw lots of horses, several even ran up to the fence to greet us though we didn't go up to them.  we also saw loads of cows & eight cute calves.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:09:29 PM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  You'd think it was a holiday or something.

I believe it is. A holiday, that is. "Something" is not until tomorrow.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:10:23 PM
My friend Craig came through his surgery well. He's now waiting to hear if the tumor was benign or not. Thank you all for the vibes for him.

~~~~~CONTINUED VIBES TO DR ELMORE'S FRIEND, CRAIG~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:13:48 PM
It's 87 degrees and very humid and windy here today. A cold front is about to move through.  This is tornado weather, hopefully if any touch down they will be in the middle of nowhere. 

Let us hope.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:17:05 PM
Joe set up a facebook page to let people know how he's doing.  He has his story of the day of the tornado...wow.  Anyway, you can friend him at Joe Royer  (the one from Joplin Mo) or you can find him through my facebook page. 

WOW!

~~~~~CONTINUED RESTORATION AND REBUILDING VIBES TO JOE~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
Enough kicking around the block of DR MBarnum! I hope he is having a good day, wherever his mind may be.

He should be arriving home soon if he isn't there yet.

DR Jane - How many nursing homes are between your place and DR MBarnum's home?

::)
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:23:24 PM
lol.  he is driving his mother so i doubt he will stop at any, as tempted as he might be to do so.
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:23:53 PM
Thanks to George, I have Ethel Merman singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" on the DVD and, well, I think everything's going to be bright lights and lollipops today. For all of us.

You're welcome! ;D
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:23:59 PM
George, just finished listening to "At Long Last Love." It's like getting reacquainted with an old friend after too many years. Many thanks.

And I'm very glad that I was finally able to find this one!
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:25:32 PM
According to Wikipedia, "At Long Last Love" is available online through Netflix:

"To date, there has never been a home video release of the film in any format, though it became available to stream online in early 2011."

And this is only for the few of us who care.

I care! I care! (quoting "Buddy's Blues")

;)
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:27:38 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And...

HAPPY
MEMORIAL
DAY!

Umm...should we really be saying Happy Memorial Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day)?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 02:29:04 PM
DR George, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND was a wonderful biography, but I like everything I've read by Isherwood. If you've never read THE BERLIN STORIES, "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin," you should. When I was in high school, I began reading the literary sources of my favorite and not so favorite musicals. I've never read Seven and a Half Cents, but I've read the sequel about making the musical, Say, Darling. I remember the following:
    Tenderloin
    Candide
    Prettybelle
    The Sisters Liked Them Handsome
    The Once and Future King
    The Happy Time
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Flower Drum Song


There were more; my mind's thinking about Victor Herbert!

I think I will check out Isherwood's original books...and some of the others. :)

The sisters Liked Them Handsome was the source for HIGH BUTTON SHOES. I really enjoyed the Sally Benson stories Meet Me In St Louis as well. I remembered more that I read:
   Gypsy
   The Happy Time
   The Son of the Grand Eunuch
(Rodgers & Hart's CHEE-CHEE)
   A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
   Buried Alive
(DARLING OF THE DAY)
   The Good Companions
   Greenwillow
   The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
   Anna and the King of Siam
   Tales of the South Pacific
   The Phantom of the Opera
   Les Miserables
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:30:39 PM
Thanks for all those titles, Larry!  I don't know if I'll get to all of them, though. ::)

:)
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 02:31:17 PM
Well, my friend Margo and I were planning on seeing a movie today and we just confirmed our plans.  We're going to meet for lunch in about a half hour, then go see "Bridesmaids."  Then, I'll come home and do some more laundry.

Have a good rest of the day, all!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 02:31:44 PM
DR Jose, if I ate like you did, I'd weigh 900 pounds!!!  Of course if I walked like you I'd be skinny as a bean pole, lol

Sounds like you had a nice day

Wasn't it scientifically proven that DR Jose has to eat twice his body weight a day to survive? ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 02:32:40 PM
A review of both "Carnival" and "Camelot" on Kritzerland:

http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm?int_news_id=37518&int_city_id=1&intPage=3#content

That reminds me: I read the Paul Gallico novel, THE LOVE OF SEVEN DOLLS, as well.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
Thanks for all those titles, Larry!  I don't know if I'll get to all of them, though. ::)

:)

I'm 64, DR George! I've read a lot since I started reading at age 4.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:38:21 PM
DR Jose, if I ate like you did, I'd weigh 900 pounds!!!  Of course if I walked like you I'd be skinny as a bean pole, lol

Sounds like you had a nice day

Wasn't it scientifically proven that DR Jose has to eat twice his body weight a day to survive? ;)

rotflol!
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 02:39:30 PM
Jose, i tagged Craig.  Again, thank you for your patience explaining it to me.  :-*
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:05:17 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The ones that come right to mind are:

"The Lords of Discipline"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"South Pacific"
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:08:27 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And...

HAPPY
MEMORIAL
DAY!

Umm...should we really be saying Happy Memorial Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day)?

I know, I know... But since everyone else - and by "everyone" I mean Twitter - has been using "Happy", well... ::)
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 03:10:48 PM
This afternoon I looked out my window, and this is what I saw:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5778331740_9238fac909.jpg)
The adult verdin about to feed the babies in the nest.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:12:59 PM
lol.  he is driving his mother so i doubt he will stop at any, as tempted as he might be to do so.

I can hear the conversation in the car now...

"Mom, are you sure you don't need to stop for a bathroom. I mean, we're passing by Sunrise right now. I'm sure they wouldn't mind letting you go in..."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
Jose, i tagged Craig.  Again, thank you for your patience explaining it to me.  :-*

You're welcome, Jane.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 03:14:13 PM
lol.  he is driving his mother so i doubt he will stop at any, as tempted as he might be to do so.

I can hear the conversation in the car now...

"Mom, are you sure you don't need to stop for a bathroom. I mean, we're passing by Sunrise right now. I'm sure they wouldn't mind letting you go in..."

She's probably afraid he's moving her in! I don't think she has any suspicions about her son's romantic interests as an antique collector.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 03:18:17 PM
I've got two more numbers to proof tonight, and then I will finish up THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH. There were a couple of surprises and a major death I was not expecting last night. I just want to see the incestuous mother and her demented son get it good before rhis thing's over. And Ian McShane, too!

I've been thinking about DR MattH, who seemed to have an infatuation with Matthew McFadyen in the last PRIDE AND PREJUDICE remake, and wondering if he's seen this series. I miss him.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:19:45 PM
Jose, i tagged Craig.  Again, thank you for your patience explaining it to me.  :-*

You're welcome, Jane.

And that's a nice hat. ;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
My mom's threat to my dad is always "Shape up or you're going to the home"
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 03:23:38 PM
And...

Since I just did end up falling asleep on the couch, I'm now going to get off the couch and tend to some tidying up.

Laters..
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 03:31:43 PM
Thanks for the vibes DR Jose
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 03:32:18 PM
I haven't accomplished much at all this weekend.  I have to say if feels kind of good to just do nothing.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 04:05:36 PM
Back from Best Buy.  They have some Best Buy exclusive Blu and Rays and I got two of them: Midnight Cowboy and Taking of Pelham 123.  They'll be available everywhere in a few months, but they were only ten bucks each.  The endcap where they put this stuff and been picked through, but a helpful employee found me the last copy of Pelham in the back room.  But why would you call a store "Best Buy" when the buys there are hardly best.  90% of their Blu-Rays are full list price.  And looking at their computer stuff, it's all list price.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 04:06:25 PM
Then I had a bacon cheeseburger and fries for my meal o' the day.  I may actually go swimming in the pool environment if the temperature of the water achieves 85 degrees - I've been heating it since noon.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 04:22:11 PM
Jose, i tagged Craig.  Again, thank you for your patience explaining it to me.  :-*

You're welcome, Jane.

And that's a nice hat. ;)

i love the photo of him & have it on my desktop.  the first comment on fb was a reference to him looking like keith when we were young.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 04:24:00 PM
Laura i don't think i have ever seen a verdin.  lucky you having one outside your window. :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 30, 2011, 04:26:56 PM
from cilla:
Quote
.how Joe crawled from house to house turning off the gas...and other little things

That is impressive & a great idea!!!

His whole story in his words is on his facebook page....and I sent it in a update email. If you don't get it and want to read it let me know

his story is very moving & combined jon's photos make it almost imaginable.

His story was very moving. Nice of him to share it.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 30, 2011, 04:29:32 PM
Today was the nicest day of the summer so far.

I have not had any exercise in 3 weeks. So i wanted to go on my bike. Even if i knew i didn't have much energy.

My plan was just to go for 20 minutes. But since I was going so slow it took me 30 minutes to do what should have taken 20 or less. I just biked to the lake, went 1/2 way around and came home.

I wish I had Cilla's motorbike! 

I was tired even though i was going slow. But it was nice to at least be outside.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 04:40:29 PM
Since our weather has been so wet or windy or both I haven't gotten to ride my motor bike much
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Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 04:43:36 PM
They are southwestern birds only, Jane. Very common here. And so nice to have right outside my window.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 04:50:36 PM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!


Ah yes, I caught a bout of that from a timber salesman from Montana!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 04:58:32 PM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!


Ah yes, I caught a bout of that from a timber salesman from Montana!

I hope it was after they discovered penicillin!
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:08:59 PM
Rem,ember the Merman VEL commercial:  Your hands can feel soft just like roses!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UVVxe04pI




I think Ethel must have washed her hair in VEL.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:12:04 PM
I am in a kind of weirdly eclectic listening mood.  I started the day with that great old Mercury Living Presence Dorati reading of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances and now I'm listening to the King's Singers do William Billings (do in only the nicest, most platonic sense).

Last night I watched a rather nice Spanish production of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac.  It's rather sad that he's only remembered for completing Turandot--the guy could write.  :)

I am not sure that "eclectic"  is the word I would use.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 05:16:20 PM
I went swimming in Ye Olde Pool - water was eighty-eight degrees, the way I like it.
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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
Jose, yes, Domingo, though this was in Spain.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:33:53 PM
According to Wikipedia, "At Long Last Love" is available online through Netflix:

"To date, there has never been a home video release of the film in any format, though it became available to stream online in early 2011."

And this is only for the few of us who care.


I'll bet that Burt cares.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:39:02 PM
An envelope full of Vel?

Hey, I'll take it...who wouldn't like rose soft hands?

I have hands like roses - covered with thorns.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:48:30 PM
Joe set up a facebook page to let people know how he's doing.  He has his story of the day of the tornado...wow.  Anyway, you can friend him at Joe Royer  (the one from Joplin Mo) or you can find him through my facebook page. 

I friended Joe, and then I sent him a short message.  Unfortunately, I don't think the message went through, becuase just as I hit "Send" Facebook totally froze up.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:49:20 PM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.

I remember Vel.  Our next door neighbor always had it.  Oh, does this mean I'm old?


No, that means your neighbor was old.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 05:57:00 PM
DR Ginny i like your plan to watch the ceremony from the comfort of your home.

It was quite moving, with singers who didn't feel the necessity to turn patriotic songs into pop numbers (like the ones in last night's concert).  Richard was pretty wiped out when he got home - showered, had lunch, watched a little TV, and now has slept for a couple of hours.


Then, I guess, I am not the only person who thought last night's Memorial Day Concert was a bit strange.
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Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 05:57:58 PM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.

I remember Vel.  Our next door neighbor always had it.  Oh, does this mean I'm old?

Did you show up at your next-door neighbor's house a lot, Cillaliz?  ;-)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 06:09:58 PM
Well, darn! I need some Vel to make my hands as soft as a rose.

I remember Vel.  Our next door neighbor always had it.  Oh, does this mean I'm old?

Did you show up at your next-door neighbor's house a lot, Cillaliz?  ;-)

Her daughter was my best friend.
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Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 06:10:01 PM
Today I received a special delivery letter.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/5778405633_df82070327.jpg)



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Post by: JMK on May 30, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
Today I received a special delivery letter.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/5778405633_df82070327.jpg)





Wow, MBarnum's penmanship and spelling have really improved.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 06:14:56 PM
DR Laura- AWWWWWWWW!!!! :D
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 06:15:49 PM
DR Jennifer i expect it will take longer than usual to get your energy back.  try shorts walks in-between biking.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 06:17:50 PM
And the word of the day is: LOGORRHEA!


Ah yes, I caught a bout of that from a timber salesman from Montana!

I hope it was after they discovered penicillin!


Sorry, sulpha drugs are all that I am allowed.
Title: Re: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS
Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 06:20:11 PM
We finished Downton Abbey and loved it! We are looking forward to Season 2. Oh, that Mrs. O'Brien. She tarnishes the good name of Ireland but she did have second thoughts so I'll cut her some slack.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 30, 2011, 06:21:22 PM
What a sweet letter.  I like the line about the lovely fish and bugs...no one ever tells me that, lol.   
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 06:21:22 PM
Well, I managed to take the garbage out and make it back into the house without falling again; so that is some improvement.
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 06:24:12 PM
Lovely letter, Laura. I'm glad you've made such a good friend.
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Post by: Ben on May 30, 2011, 06:24:47 PM
We broke down and turned on the air conditioner. It's hot and muggy and I don't think we would have slept well otherwise.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 06:28:53 PM
We finished Downton Abbey and loved it! We are looking forward to Season 2. Oh, that Mrs. O'Brien. She tarnishes the good name of Ireland but she did have second thoughts so I'll cut her some slack.

;D  We have to wait until it is released on Netflix.  Can you watch it on tv?
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 06:29:32 PM
Well, I managed to take the garbage out and make it back into the house without falling again; so that is some improvement.

Not falling is very good.
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 06:36:10 PM
Relaxing and watching a motion picture.  I may write after that.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 06:45:19 PM
I think I need to get ready for bed.
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Post by: Ginny on May 30, 2011, 06:53:57 PM
Sweet letter, DR Laura.
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 06:58:55 PM

Page Seven!
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Post by: TCB on May 30, 2011, 06:59:30 PM





G'night!
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Post by: Laura on May 30, 2011, 07:02:07 PM
Thank you. I noticed she mentioned twice how quiet my house is.
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Post by: Jane on May 30, 2011, 07:12:48 PM
;D
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Post by: FJL on May 30, 2011, 07:26:48 PM
The expression "quiet as Laura's house" has just been entered in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.  :)
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Post by: Matthew on May 30, 2011, 08:00:07 PM
Good morning...

Today, my best gal, Sabrina, and I are heading over to Santa Cruz for a lovely day away.  Unfortunately, the weather isn't the best, but as long as it isn't raining, it's cool.  We are going to the Beach Boardwalk and will probably hit the downtown area.  There will be fried food eaten, sweets purchased, and hopefully sparkling conversation.  I say hopefully because every time we get together, we end up talking about the ex. - we were all friends even though I brought her into the relationship.  The ex, in fact, never said word one to her when he broke up- and this is a wonderful person who was over the house at least once a week, she watched the dogs whenever we needed it, and was a great help to us when needed.  Not one word, I tell you.  I feel bad for her.  She's wanted to call him, but what would she say?   I know what I'd love her to say, but talking to the ex is a waste of anyone's time and I don't wish it on anyone. 

On that note (an ALW D-Flat), I have a load of towels in the laundry and am going to walk over to Starbucks.  (7 minutes door to door, can't beat that - ON FOOT!!!)

DR Matthew - I hope you and your friend, Sabrina, are having/had a wonderful day in Santa Cruz.

We had a great time.  Bought some records, in fact I found this recording of Promises Promises with Ronnie Carroll and Aimi Macdonald... both sound like they are 10.  But, it's fun to listen to.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 30, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
I've finished THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and recommend it. Very satisfying conclusion with every evil getting their just rewards, and the good ending much happier than they were through most of their travails. Beautiful ending with the fictional Kingsbridge Cathedral nestled in a contemporary English landscape. It'sd probably the salisbury Cathedral in the film since iyt was one of Follett's models for the novel.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 08:39:17 PM
DR George, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND was a wonderful biography, but I like everything I've read by Isherwood. If you've never read THE BERLIN STORIES, "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin," you should. When I was in high school, I began reading the literary sources of my favorite and not so favorite musicals. I've never read Seven and a Half Cents, but I've read the sequel about making the musical, Say, Darling. I remember the following:
    Tenderloin
    Candide
    Prettybelle
    The Sisters Liked Them Handsome
    The Once and Future King
    The Happy Time
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Flower Drum Song


There were more; my mind's thinking about Victor Herbert!

I think I will check out Isherwood's original books...and some of the others. :)

The sisters Liked Them Handsome was the source for HIGH BUTTON SHOES. I really enjoyed the Sally Benson stories Meet Me In St Louis as well. I remembered more that I read:
   Gypsy
   The Happy Time
   The Son of the Grand Eunuch
(Rodgers & Hart's CHEE-CHEE)
   A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
   Buried Alive
(DARLING OF THE DAY)
   The Good Companions
   Greenwillow
   The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
   Anna and the King of Siam
   Tales of the South Pacific
   The Phantom of the Opera
   Les Miserables

'The Good Companions" is one of my all-time favorite novels. I think of Elizabeth Trent, Inigo Jollifant, Joss, Susie and the rest as real companions to me, which is what a great novel is supposed to do. I know people who feel the same about "Pride and Prejudice," but this is the book for me.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 08:41:44 PM
My mom's threat to my dad is always "Shape up or you're going to the home"
;D
LOL. Reminds me of one of Divine's quotes in "Female Trouble." She's talking to her daughter and says, "Yes, you are retarded, young lady. Now get back into your attic." It's so politically incorrect that it's funny.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

The ones that come right to mind are:

"The Lords of Discipline"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"South Pacific"

Was that "Saving Private Ryan" or "Shaving Ryan's ..."? Oh wait, that was one of Elmore's favorites. Never mind.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 08:52:51 PM
DR JMK - Tonight's Leno is a repeat, but Sergio Mendes is the musical guest.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 08:57:32 PM
bk - Do you read Roger Ebert's blog? He had/has a very interesting post about the difference in light levels due to digital projectors and 3-D technology.

The Dying of the Light (http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/05/the_dying_of_the_light.html)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
*And Roger Ebert's blog post was triggered by this article from the film critic of The Boston Globe:

A movie loverís plea: Let there be light (http://articles.boston.com/2011-05-22/ae/29571831_1_digital-projectors-movie-exhibition-business-screens)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 30, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
And...

Now...

Goodnight.
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Post by: John G. on May 30, 2011, 09:17:50 PM
Good night, all.
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Post by: vixmom on May 30, 2011, 09:48:22 PM
I have a spent the three day weekdn working on my yard -
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Post by: vixmom on May 30, 2011, 09:49:03 PM
there are more than a dozen bags of weeds and yard trash awaiting piclkup
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Post by: vixmom on May 30, 2011, 09:49:37 PM
I have so much more yet to do

 
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Post by: vixmom on May 30, 2011, 09:50:07 PM
but work starts in a few hours so good night all
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Post by: bk on May 30, 2011, 10:58:33 PM
I'm glad those gentlemen have finally jumped on the too dark bandwagon, all these years later.  I've been complaining about digital projection and its dim image for years and years.  I simply will not go to any theater projecting digitally unless they lie about it and I'm tricked.  When I saw the third to last Harry Potter film projected digitally at the Chinese Theater that was it - it was hideous looking and a travesty and, of course, digital.  For me, it has little to do with the 3D lens problem.  And, as Ebert points out (better late than never), even 35mm equipment is not a guarantee of proper brightness.  Frankly, I miss the old carbon arc light source for projectors, which provided a very bright blu-ish image and for anyone who'd ever seen IB Technicolor projected with carbon arcs that's what we all grew up with and fell in love with.  The switch to Xenon also provided a bright picture if the lamps were at full capacity, albeit with a yellower tinge.
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 11:55:25 PM
Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And...

HAPPY
MEMORIAL
DAY!

Umm...should we really be saying Happy Memorial Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day)?

I know, I know... But since everyone else - and by "everyone" I mean Twitter - has been using "Happy", well... ::)

I do understand that...and I really wasn't specifically criticizing you, but just the idea of being "happy" about any kind of memorial. :-\
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Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 11:56:00 PM
Well, I just remembered that I have a dental appointment in the morning, so I need to go to bed now.

Good night. 8)