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Title: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 12:13:57 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were the best, worst, and okayist, and now it is time for you to post until the best, worst, and okayist of cows come home.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 12:15:18 AM
And the word of the day is: STRAVAGE!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2012, 02:23:08 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2012, 02:25:00 AM
We watched Gilda on Saturday. Having never seen it, I must say I was impressed. Miss Hayworth was great and both her numbers were dynamite. I didn't expect the ending.

Spoiler Alert.





I thought one of them (Glen or Rita) would end up sleeping with the fishes (metaphorically).
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2012, 02:28:18 AM
Last night we watched an AWFUL (IMHO) Doris Day movie I had never heard of called Caprice. The leading man was Richard Harris.

It was a spy spoof done in 1967. Her rat bastard husband, Marty Melcher was one of the producers. He must have owed somebody a favor. Boy, was it bad. It wasn't even funny bad or campy bad, it was just bad. I'm not surprised I never heard of it.

Drew Casper was in one of the talking heads section calling it an under appreciated movie. What a pile of bull. It's a bad movie.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2012, 02:29:13 AM
The weather yesterday was gorgeous and it's supposed to be the same today.

Oatmeal, walnuts, a plum and cinnamon. And a cuppa coffee.

Bye for now.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Danise on September 11, 2012, 03:47:15 AM
Good morning all!

Well, I head from Angie at Angie's list.  She said they are having a problem finding folks to donate to my cause.  I asked a about Lowes and she said that they declined to help.  Boo on Lowes.  Maybe if someone needs to post something on their Facebook page they might change their mind.

No much else going on.  Had another laugh at work yesterday if I told you about you would shake your head in wonder.

Vibes to all who need them.   Lest we forget, today is 9-11.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost someone on this date, be it 2 legged or 4.

Have a wonder filled day.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 04:14:33 AM
Good morning, all.

Up too early, and it goes without saying:  coffee!

May it be a GOOD day for all.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on September 11, 2012, 05:15:09 AM
Good morning, all! Eleven years ago today, I was sitting in London's Henry Wood Hall, working on a recording of Victor Herbert's LADY OF THE SLIPPER with a great cast and chorus, the London Sinfonietta, and an insane conductor. When Maestro McGlinn got too irritable, to egocentric, George Dvorsky and Hugh Panaro, our leading men, went up to the manager's office to kill the time peacefully watching television. They shortly came down to report that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Since McGlinn was raging at everyone, I decided to follow them back upstairs and watch the events.  For all I knoew, some small aircraft had lost control and hit the building. I had no idea it was the end of an era.

I wasn't in Manhattan, but I imagine the day was a beautiful one, similar to today. I will shortly head down to Toyland. I hope I hear today about this crew showing up. I'm out Thursday, and I would like it it finished by Monday.

Also, no word on my apartment AC either. Frustration!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 11, 2012, 05:17:13 AM
I am feeling under the weather, and perhaps it's thechange in the weather? When I went to bed, I thought I was getting sick and I slept poorly. I feel better now but I'm treading cautiously.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on September 11, 2012, 05:58:21 AM
As I'm preparing to head out for Toyland, the roster of Trade Center victims began. They just mentioned my friend Myra Aronson, who lived in Boston, not Manhattan. She was a passenger on the first plane that hit the Trade Center. Myra was a Miami University student who lived for years with my college friend Matthew. When they broke up, Matthew moved to Brooklyn and I don't see him often enough. He was the principal heir in Myra's will. She was a good lady.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 06:10:20 AM
Feel better vibes for DR ELMORE.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 06:10:52 AM
TOD:

Out of the Past
Johnny Eager
Laura
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 06:42:06 AM
Good morning, all.

Feel better vibes for Elmore and all.

Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 11, 2012, 06:42:15 AM
And the word of the day is: STRAVAGE!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  WAND'RIN' STAR
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Kerry on September 11, 2012, 06:44:52 AM
Hiya Folks!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 06:45:10 AM
TOD:

Road House (the one with Ida Lupino)
DOA
Out of the Past
Gun Happy
The Big Sleep
The Killers
Kiss Me Deadly
Just about anything with Richard Widmark, Bogart, Ida Lupino, William O'Brien, a crazed Raymond Burr, all of 'em.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Druxy on September 11, 2012, 06:56:59 AM
TOD:

OUT OF THE PAST
THE KILLERS
CROSSFIRE
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
ACT OF VIOLENCE
THE NARROW MARGIN
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 06:58:53 AM
DR BEN I am running the SPYBOT from the link you gave me a couple of weeks ago to get rid of Text Enhance!  My fingers are crossed that it will work.  Thanks.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:05:50 AM
Always Remember. Never Forget.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:06:38 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I really should have slept in another hour or so before heading to the airport. But I'm here.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 11, 2012, 07:11:40 AM
Film Noir

I Ask My Fellow Friends On This Here Site To Help Me Name The Movie That Had The Following Plot. Two Men Fight. One Is Supposedly Killed. The Other man Is Tried For The Crime And Found Guilty. He Serves Time And Is Finally Released. He Finds Out That The Man He Supposedly Killed Is Still Alive. So He Pursues Him And Kills Him. He Can Not be Tried Again For The Same Crime,

Any Ideas?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:11:54 AM
Because Fall SETC is scheduled for the week after Labor Day, I usually end up flying around the anniversary of 9/11, or, like today, right on it. In fact, I was in the air from DCA to MCO on the One Year Anniversary.

It still feels a little strange to be flying on a day like this. However, there's also a sense of resiliency and maybe even courage knowing that life has continued to go on, and that in some respects, it's business as usual at the airports.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:17:54 AM
In other news...

I will never order the HOT Chicken again from Holeman & Finch.

::)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ginny on September 11, 2012, 07:18:40 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  As I was 11 years ago today, I'll be in Dayton most of today.  Noontime meeting with the grantwriters, then coffee with one of my favorite former co-workers.  Sue and I were together in telephone reference when news of the first plane came across the wires, so it seems fitting to spend some time together today.  She retired earlier this summer.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Ginny on September 11, 2012, 07:19:07 AM
Travel vibes to DR Jose...
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:19:21 AM
DR Danise - I really hope everything works out for you.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 07:26:29 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  As I was 11 years ago today,

I'm a little groggy from grabbing an extra bit of sleep, and read that as "I was 11 years old today..."
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Laura on September 11, 2012, 07:35:29 AM
I was riding a bus to the county courthouse when I noticed that the flags were flying half-staff at the Army reserve. I watched the events the rest of the morning on the jury assembly room television.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Laura on September 11, 2012, 07:36:07 AM
I don't know about the movie, Arnold Brockman. But you've come to the right place! I'm sure someone here will know the answer.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:40:19 AM
Otherwise...

It's a very slow and quiet morning here at ATL. I guess it a combination of a Tuesday and the anniversary of 9/11. I made from check-in, through TSA to my gate in under 10 minutes.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:40:48 AM
PAGE TWO!!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 07:54:13 AM
And... Boarding will be starting soon

Laters....
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 07:57:11 AM
That sounds familiar, Arnold M. Brockman. I remember seeing it as a kid because that was how I learned about that legal concept. Hopefully someone has the answer. I'd like to know, too.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 07:57:43 AM
Rebecca  Luker singing "All the Things You Are." A great mid-morning treat.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 08:09:26 AM
FJL, I think have you thank/blame for getting me to download "The Sex Is in the Heel" from "Kinky Boots." What an addiction. Hard to sit still at work while it's playing. I can see why it's a dance hit. Very 1990s, "Vogue"-esque. Yet I can see it working in a theater.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 08:14:38 AM
Yes, the movie sounds familiar.....but no title from me.....
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Laura on September 11, 2012, 08:24:11 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150377/

This sounds like it. Could this be a remake of the original?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Laura on September 11, 2012, 08:29:39 AM
I didn't look at all of them, but here's a list of "wrongly accused" movies:

http://whatculture.com/film/top-10-films-wrongly-accused.php
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: FJL on September 11, 2012, 09:20:06 AM
FJL, I think have you thank/blame for getting me to download "The Sex Is in the Heel" from "Kinky Boots." What an addiction. Hard to sit still at work while it's playing. I can see why it's a dance hit. Very 1990s, "Vogue"-esque. Yet I can see it working in a theater.

I'd written about that song charting in the Times comment box under this article

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/kinky-boots-sets-april-4-broadway-opening/

Was that where you heard about it?  (I may have mentioned it on ATC also.)

(The recent incidents that tease at a bridging of the gap between show music and the Billboard charts have been fascinating to me, though I know we'll likely never get back to the old days.  it's more like spotting when it happens than anything.  And this seemed like the first time in 30 years, so it felt wworth noting at least.)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:29:30 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Oh...

I read that first sentence as...

"I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot lunch tomorrow."

I saw this & quickly double checked I had typed pot-luck lunch.  ;D
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:32:43 AM
DR Jose every month we have a different hostess, who also picks the book & leads the discussion.  I have been the coordinator of the group.  This means I keep all the info up to date, contact everyone if there are problems, send reminders, find substitute hostesses, get flowers for those who have life altering events, etc.  This year was an unusually complicated year.  Hopefully this upcoming year will be free of incidents.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:33:38 AM
Eleven years ago the pot-luck lunch was at my house.  You can bet I was not about to volunteer to host September's meeting this year.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:34:10 AM
DR Jose have a safe and easy flight!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:35:28 AM
Good morning all!

Well, I head from Angie at Angie's list.  She said they are having a problem finding folks to donate to my cause.  I asked a about Lowes and she said that they declined to help.  Boo on Lowes.  Maybe if someone needs to post something on their Facebook page they might change their mind.



:(  Didn't they say they would help you?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 09:38:12 AM
Film Noir

I Ask My Fellow Friends On This Here Site To Help Me Name The Movie That Had The Following Plot. Two Men Fight. One Is Supposedly Killed. The Other man Is Tried For The Crime And Found Guilty. He Serves Time And Is Finally Released. He Finds Out That The Man He Supposedly Killed Is Still Alive. So He Pursues Him And Kills Him. He Can Not be Tried Again For The Same Crime,

Any Ideas?

I believe I have seen this plot more than once.  This must be the original movie, which I can't remember the name of.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 09:55:08 AM
FJL, I think have you thank/blame for getting me to download "The Sex Is in the Heel" from "Kinky Boots." What an addiction. Hard to sit still at work while it's playing. I can see why it's a dance hit. Very 1990s, "Vogue"-esque. Yet I can see it working in a theater.

I'd written about that song charting in the Times comment box under this article

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/kinky-boots-sets-april-4-broadway-opening/

Was that where you heard about it?  (I may have mentioned it on ATC also.)

(The recent incidents that tease at a bridging of the gap between show music and the Billboard charts have been fascinating to me, though I know we'll likely never get back to the old days.  it's more like spotting when it happens than anything.  And this seemed like the first time in 30 years, so it felt wworth noting at least.)
I don't go to ATC. I have yet to hear good things about it, and that was even before your recent spate of ill will.

I think it's the Castrecl, if it weren't here.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 09:55:46 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Oh...

I read that first sentence as...

"I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot lunch tomorrow."

I saw this & quickly double checked I had typed pot-luck lunch.  ;D


Pot lunch will really give you the munchies.  ;)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 09:56:07 AM
Any word from CillaLiz or Vixmom lately?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 09:59:48 AM
Totally scattered today. 

That's all I have
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 10:01:10 AM
I'm up after a pretty good night's sleep.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 10:16:23 AM
Travel vibes for DR JOSE.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 10:27:09 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Oh...

I read that first sentence as...

"I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot lunch tomorrow."

I saw this & quickly double checked I had typed pot-luck lunch.  ;D


Pot lunch will really give you the munchies.  ;)

I wouldn't know having never sampled it.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 10:28:53 AM
I'm off to my book group and remembering had I not been hosting I would have been more adamant about accompanying Keith on a business trip back east, returning on the 11th.  Instead Keith returned home, via the PA flight, on the 9th.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 11:17:01 AM
Wasn't there a DVD release of the video of the Company recording session?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 11:21:18 AM
Wasn't there a DVD release of the video of the Company recording session?

Yes, but apparently it's out of print.  The prices on Amazon Marketplace are starting at $50.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 11:38:31 AM
Wasn't there a DVD release of the video of the Company recording session?

Yes, but apparently it's out of print.  The prices on Amazon Marketplace are starting at $50.

That's just silly, on both accounts.   I may just transfer my VHS tape
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 11, 2012, 11:38:44 AM
It's about time to head uptown. No word from the repairmen.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 11:39:39 AM
I'm close to breaking one of my personal rules... don't quit your job unless you have another to go to.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 11:39:50 AM
Good morning all!

Well, I head from Angie at Angie's list.  She said they are having a problem finding folks to donate to my cause.  I asked a about Lowes and she said that they declined to help.  Boo on Lowes.  Maybe if someone needs to post something on their Facebook page they might change their mind.

No much else going on.  Had another laugh at work yesterday if I told you about you would shake your head in wonder.

Vibes to all who need them.   Lest we forget, today is 9-11.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost someone on this date, be it 2 legged or 4.

Have a wonder filled day.

What is wrong with people?.  Or rather what is wrong with big companies, not being willing to help?  I don't understand.  But Danise, I still think you need to contact A C.  He felt your story was worth putting on his program.  I would think he would want to follow up.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 11:40:16 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
Oh...

I read that first sentence as...

"I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot lunch tomorrow."

I saw this & quickly double checked I had typed pot-luck lunch.  ;D


Pot lunch will really give you the munchies.  ;)

I wouldn't know having never sampled it.
I am going purely by heresay.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 11:40:16 AM
Page 3!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 11:41:01 AM
It's about time to head uptown. No word from the repairmen.

In The Continuing Story of The Life of DR ELMORE.    ???
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 11:41:43 AM
Wasn't there a DVD release of the video of the Company recording session?

Yes, but apparently it's out of print.  The prices on Amazon Marketplace are starting at $50.

That's just silly, on both accounts.   I may just transfer my VHS tape
It's available in like six parts on YouTube.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 11:43:08 AM
Good morning all!

Well, I head from Angie at Angie's list.  She said they are having a problem finding folks to donate to my cause.  I asked a about Lowes and she said that they declined to help.  Boo on Lowes.  Maybe if someone needs to post something on their Facebook page they might change their mind.

No much else going on.  Had another laugh at work yesterday if I told you about you would shake your head in wonder.

Vibes to all who need them.   Lest we forget, today is 9-11.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost someone on this date, be it 2 legged or 4.

Have a wonder filled day.

What is wrong with people?.  Or rather what is wrong with big companies, not being willing to help?  I don't understand.  But Danise, I still think you need to contact A C.  He felt your story was worth putting on his program.  I would think he would want to follow up.

Agree.  I don't know all the details, but aren't some people's public pronouncements a little bit at stake on this?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 11:43:34 AM
I am feeling under the weather, and perhaps it's thechange in the weather? When I went to bed, I thought I was getting sick and I slept poorly. I feel better now but I'm treading cautiously.

~~~~~Feel better vibes to elmore!~~~~~
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 11:47:26 AM
TOD:

Out of the Past
Johnny Eager
Laura

Tha shows what I know, or don't know, about film noir.  I had no idea that LAURA qualified.  I will, therefore, include LAURA and add IN A LONELY PLACE.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 11:49:02 AM
Rebecca  Luker singing "All the Things You Are." A great mid-morning treat.

John, any update on school?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 11:55:20 AM
A lovely review for the Kritzerland show: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Kritzerlands-Second-Birthday-Show-a-Smash-at-Sterlings-20120911
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 11:59:44 AM
Great review!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:00:38 PM
A lovely review for the Kritzerland show: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Kritzerlands-Second-Birthday-Show-a-Smash-at-Sterlings-20120911


Congratulations, BK!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:06:53 PM
Good Afternoon!

And... I'm back in New York City!




...For 24 hours.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:08:53 PM
Wasn't there a DVD release of the video of the Company recording session?

Yes, there was. It came out back in 2001.
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:11:05 PM
There are two versions of "The Glamorous Life?"
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:11:48 PM
And speaking of that Company documentary...

I've posted this before, but...

I still remember watching this when it originally aired, and how none of my brothers understood it, nor exactly what I was laughing at...

The Making of the Cast album for "Housewives" (http://youtu.be/PAwgjSXdTPE)
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:13:01 PM
Is anyone here familiar with the Off-Broadway (possibly soon Broadway) OH JOHNNY?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:14:02 PM
Is anyone here familiar with the Off-Broadway (possibly soon Broadway) OH JOHNNY?

Nope.

But I guess you got that Kickstarter email too?

???
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Post by: Jennifer on September 11, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
Thank You for the Travel Vibes.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 11, 2012, 12:15:11 PM
If anybody here watches the NBC show PARENTHOOD (it's very good). It starts tonight.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:18:08 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:20:39 PM
Is anyone here familiar with the Off-Broadway (possibly soon Broadway) OH JOHNNY?

Nope.

But I guess you got that Kickstarter email too?

???


Yep!
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:22:15 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 12:28:47 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.


Tweeted?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:35:11 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.

"@Anderson @AndersonCooper You really need to follow up with Danise in Tampa. Not even @AngiesList has been able follow-thru with help."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 12:39:47 PM
And before I succumb to a nap, I need to head out and run a few errands.

Laters...
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 12:40:10 PM
I'm close to breaking one of my personal rules... don't quit your job unless you have another to go to.

Sometimes - you just have to.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 12:41:40 PM
DR JOSE is back where he belongs....
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Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 01:19:44 PM
Rebecca  Luker singing "All the Things You Are." A great mid-morning treat.

John, any update on school?
I doubt that I will be able to finish up until spring. But thank you for asking.
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Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 01:21:59 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.

BAD WORD ALERT!!

One of the TV newscasters here thought the past tense of that action was "twat."
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 01:26:11 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 01:26:23 PM
Page Four Surprised Dance.
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 11, 2012, 01:31:14 PM
Off to Family Night for SEE HOW THEY RUN.

Here is the photo album from the local paper for the show.....many duplicate photos.

http://www.bannergraphic.com/gallery/12949
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Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 01:40:23 PM
Yes, two versions of The Glamorous Life - the show version and the film version - completely different.
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Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 01:41:07 PM
Back from an omelet and a bagel.  Packages haven't arrived yet.  Also went to Staples and got more paper and ink - good coupons this week, plus my Rewards coupons - I saved sixty bucks.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 01:51:02 PM
And speaking of that Company documentary...

I've posted this before, but...

I still remember watching this when it originally aired, and how none of my brothers understood it, nor exactly what I was laughing at...

The Making of the Cast album for "Housewives" (http://youtu.be/PAwgjSXdTPE)

That is hysterically funny. I love how one of the women is wearing a "Company" shirt.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 11, 2012, 01:51:47 PM
A lovely review for the Kritzerland show: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Kritzerlands-Second-Birthday-Show-a-Smash-at-Sterlings-20120911

That was a very nice review! Congrats to everyone.

And i am home.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 01:54:30 PM
A lovely review for the Kritzerland show: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Kritzerlands-Second-Birthday-Show-a-Smash-at-Sterlings-20120911

That was a very nice review! Congrats to everyone.

And i am home.
Great review.
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Post by: Doug R on September 11, 2012, 02:05:18 PM
TOD:

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
THE BIG SLEEP
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Post by: Ginny on September 11, 2012, 02:16:03 PM
Back from the grantwriters' lunch and coffee with Sue at Starbucks.  She's been to London twice since I retired, so we had a lot to talk about.
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Post by: Doug R on September 11, 2012, 02:37:46 PM
Back from the regular Tuesday night drinks and meal. This time I had roast beef with roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots and Yorkshire pudding - which was rather filling.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: MBarnum on September 11, 2012, 02:41:43 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.

BAD WORD ALERT!!

One of the TV newscasters here thought the past tense of that action was "twat."


Oh my...oh, my, my, my! LOL!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 11, 2012, 02:51:01 PM
TOD:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/DOUBLE-JEOPARDY-6SH-ORIGINAL-MOVIE-POSTER-1955-/11/!BorIKb!!Wk~$(KGrHqYOKkYEubZz)qh2BLoVJCkgM!~~_1.JPG)



(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/No-Mans-Woman-original-movie-poster-film-noir-1955-sexy-Marie-Windsor-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/$(KGrHqVHJCkE7zC5V3IUBO987wb9!w~~60_1.JPG)



(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/DIAL-RED-O-55-BILL-ELLIOT-CLASSIC-CRIME-FILM-NOIR-U-S-FILM-INSERT-POSTER-/00/s/NzIwWDQwNQ==/$(KGrHqQOKioE5ejj7CNIBOc!Bzbw9Q~~60_3.JPG)



(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1952-MOVIE-LOBBY-CARD-1-475-SNIPER-MARIE-WINDSOR-/00/s/MTIwNFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqNHJDME+V!9eupPBQSe598Owg~~60_57.JPG)


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NO-MAN-HER-OWN-50-MINT-LC-SET-BARBARA-STANWYCK-JOHN-LUND-GREAT-FILM-NOIR-/00/s/NzA2WDkwMA==/$(KGrHqJ,!iIE-r4tzO!sBP45O2I7P!~~60_1.JPG)


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1951-Ronald-Regan-Ginger-Rogers-Ku-Klux-Klan-Storm-Warning-movie-ad-/00/s/NTc0WDQzMA==/$T2eC16J,!zQE9s3sq+1)BP+kwhmcKQ~~60_3.JPG)
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Post by: George on September 11, 2012, 02:52:26 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.


I wish I could read what you Twittered.

BAD WORD ALERT!!

One of the TV newscasters here thought the past tense of that action was "twat."

Kathy Griffin frequently uses the term "twatted." ::)

;)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 02:53:40 PM
Gotta love those posters, MBarnum. Thanks.
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Post by: George on September 11, 2012, 02:53:49 PM
A lovely review for the Kritzerland show: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Kritzerlands-Second-Birthday-Show-a-Smash-at-Sterlings-20120911

Very nice!  Congrats, BK and Cast!!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 11, 2012, 02:53:57 PM
And also on the topic of film noir, I was at Value Village Thrift store last weekend and found this DVD double feature for a couple of dollars.


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Act-Violence-Mystery-Street-DVD-2007-/20/!!d-y!)!!mM~$(KGrHqYOKp!Ey+jC0CGYBM6w8uEEsw~~_8.JPG?set_id=89040003C1)


I had not seen either of these films before, but I sure did enjoy them!

Ricardo Montalban was so dreamy!
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 02:57:00 PM
TOD:




(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/DIAL-RED-O-55-BILL-ELLIOT-CLASSIC-CRIME-FILM-NOIR-U-S-FILM-INSERT-POSTER-/00/s/NzIwWDQwNQ==/$(KGrHqQOKioE5ejj7CNIBOc!Bzbw9Q~~60_3.JPG)




Bill Elliott?
Keith Larsen? 
Helene Stanley?




My gosh, this cast list reads like a Who's Who of community theater!
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Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 02:57:13 PM
(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-g/gun_crazy_poster_03.jpg)

Thrill crazy! Kill crazy!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 11, 2012, 03:02:27 PM
I have yet to see GUN CRAZY (although some of my brothers could fit that description). Barry Kroeger always gives me the willies.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 03:06:16 PM
Those are fantastic, DR MBarnum.

TOD:  Every title everyone else posts, and then some.  Sorry, lazy today.  But this is one question that never fails to paralyze my mind.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
And...

I got my two boxes packed up, taped up, labeled and shipped via UPS down to my brother's place in Fairfax, VA. I had originally planned to take care of that stuff in the morning, but when I checked the UPS for shipping estimates, I noticed that's it's no longer automatically one day shipping via ground from NYC to Fairfax. -It just goes from one hub to another (NYC to Dulles). So, I bought two boxes and get them prepped, packed and shipped.

Which means that I can take it easy tomorrow morning before I head to JFK to fly down to IAD. I'll most likely end up at City Bakery for breakfast - especially since I brought back some Made In Atlanta Chocolates for the owner, Maury Rubin. It's become sort of a tradition: I bring him back chocolates from the cities I visit. In turn, he gives a wonderful pat on my hands and free food. :)
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Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 03:17:52 PM
And...

I got my two boxes packed up, taped up, labeled and shipped via UPS down to my brother's place in Fairfax, VA. I had originally planned to take care of that stuff in the morning, but when I checked the UPS for shipping estimates, I noticed that's it's no longer automatically one day shipping via ground from NYC to Fairfax. -It just goes from one hub to another (NYC to Dulles). So, I bought two boxes and get them prepped, packed and shipped.

Which means that I can take it easy tomorrow morning before I head to JFK to fly down to IAD. I'll most likely end up at City Bakery for breakfast - especially since I brought back some Made In Atlanta Chocolates for the owner, Maury Rubin. It's become sort of a tradition: I bring him back chocolates from the cities I visit. In turn, he gives a wonderful pat on my hands and free food. :)

Pat on your hands???
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:19:41 PM
I was hoping to see my friend, Brendan, tonight or tomorrow before I left. Alas, he's stuck out in Vegas taking care of some stuff for his new job. He just got hired by Hawaiian Airlines, and he starts training out in Honolulu in two weeks. He thought that if he did get hired, he wouldn't be starting until sometime in January based on their past hiring cycles, but... Surprise! I'm very happy for him especially since his current airline, Colgan - which was a regional carrier for United/Continental - officially closed up shop last Monday. I was hoping to see him to give him a great big hug before he heads west. I'm gonna miss him. He's been a great friend.

*At least now I can get buddy passes to Honolulu. ;)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:20:27 PM
And...

I got my two boxes packed up, taped up, labeled and shipped via UPS down to my brother's place in Fairfax, VA. I had originally planned to take care of that stuff in the morning, but when I checked the UPS for shipping estimates, I noticed that's it's no longer automatically one day shipping via ground from NYC to Fairfax. -It just goes from one hub to another (NYC to Dulles). So, I bought two boxes and get them prepped, packed and shipped.

Which means that I can take it easy tomorrow morning before I head to JFK to fly down to IAD. I'll most likely end up at City Bakery for breakfast - especially since I brought back some Made In Atlanta Chocolates for the owner, Maury Rubin. It's become sort of a tradition: I bring him back chocolates from the cities I visit. In turn, he gives a wonderful pat on my hands and free food. :)

Pat on your hands???

Instead of shaking hands, he pats your hands with his. He said it was some sort of Jewish thing. -And who am I to question a baker who gives me free food and such? ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:22:36 PM
And speaking of that Company documentary...

I've posted this before, but...

I still remember watching this when it originally aired, and how none of my brothers understood it, nor exactly what I was laughing at...

The Making of the Cast album for "Housewives" (http://youtu.be/PAwgjSXdTPE)

That is hysterically funny. I love how one of the women is wearing a "Company" shirt.

I'm glad you liked it, DR John G.

I still remember thinking when it originally aired, "Who the hell is gonna get the true "in" joke in this short film?" And it's obvious that Chris Elliott has a fondness for the original source material. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:23:12 PM
And speaking of Elaine Stritch and David Letterman...

There's THIS (http://youtu.be/mmU2dt2TbU4).

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 03:24:51 PM
And now I need to get ready to head down to 54 Below for tonight's concert by Jason Robert Brown.

Laters...
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Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 03:43:56 PM
I was hoping to see my friend, Brendan, tonight or tomorrow before I left. Alas, he's stuck out in Vegas taking care of some stuff for his new job. He just got hired by Hawaiian Airlines, and he starts training out in Honolulu in two weeks. He thought that if he did get hired, he wouldn't be starting until sometime in January based on their past hiring cycles, but... Surprise! I'm very happy for him especially since his current airline, Colgan - which was a regional carrier for United/Continental - officially closed up shop last Monday. I was hoping to see him to give him a great big hug before he heads west. I'm gonna miss him. He's been a great friend.



Is that the airline that used the slogan, "Colgan take me away!"  That could be why they went out of business.  LOL!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 04:03:57 PM
I'm close to breaking one of my personal rules... don't quit your job unless you have another to go to.

Hang in there DR Matthew!!!!
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Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 04:05:08 PM
DR Danise I agree with DR TCB. Contact the AC show.

DR Danise - I went ahead and Twitter'd @Anderson and @AndersonCooper as well as cc:'d @AngiesList. You never know who just might be checking their social media accounts.

:)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jane on September 11, 2012, 04:06:17 PM
Gotta love those posters, MBarnum. Thanks.

Ditto.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: TCB on September 11, 2012, 04:09:00 PM
Matthew, life is too short to hang on to a bad work environment.  It is best to find another job first, but you have to take your mental health into consideration!
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Post by: KevinH on September 11, 2012, 04:17:57 PM
And speaking of Elaine Stritch and David Letterman...

There's THIS (http://youtu.be/mmU2dt2TbU4).

:)





This is hilarious, isn't it, Jose?  I watched it recently with my sister when I was visiting.  We both thought it was great!
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Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 04:29:07 PM
No packages, can you believe it?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: MBarnum on September 11, 2012, 04:38:19 PM
...and speaking of AC (not air conditioning)....there is this amusing video (I wonder how Anderson feels about bears?)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/scott-van-duzer-bear-hugs-anderson-cooper_n_1874870.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/scott-van-duzer-bear-hugs-anderson-cooper_n_1874870.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012)
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Post by: KevinH on September 11, 2012, 05:27:17 PM
Congrats on the review, BK!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Jennifer on September 11, 2012, 06:07:14 PM
Have you guys seen this parody of "Call ME Maybe".

It is set in a bookstore and called "Read It Maybe". Very funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENO6wwdLGI&feature=share
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 06:10:47 PM
And speaking of Elaine Stritch and David Letterman...

There's THIS (http://youtu.be/mmU2dt2TbU4).

:)
\

That was a hoot.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 06:11:58 PM
BK, did things get back to normal on the web site today now that the host is back to normal?
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: George on September 11, 2012, 07:02:47 PM
Have you guys seen this parody of "Call ME Maybe".

It is set in a bookstore and called "Read It Maybe". Very funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENO6wwdLGI&feature=share

That's pretty cool!
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 07:09:52 PM
In honor of today, here's a video of Bobby Short doing a commercial for the top of the World Trade Center.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzzfQsOvim8

Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: George on September 11, 2012, 07:14:31 PM
Well, I'm off to a TAO Board meeting.  I think we'll find out if our fund raiser actually raised some funds...I'm sure that it did. :)

Be back later.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 07:21:50 PM
JohnG, there have been no further problems on the Kritzerland site.  The host is now saying it was not hacked at all but that the problems were a combination of internal things going wrong - they say they've implemented safeguards from it happening again.  So apparently the jerk who was taking credit for it was an even bigger jerk than we thought.  I still think he should be exposed and ridiculed to the world.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 07:39:16 PM
JohnG, there have been no further problems on the Kritzerland site.  The host is now saying it was not hacked at all but that the problems were a combination of internal things going wrong - they say they've implemented safeguards from it happening again.  So apparently the jerk who was taking credit for it was an even bigger jerk than we thought.  I still think he should be exposed and ridiculed to the world.
Yes, he should be verbally strung up.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: John G. on September 11, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
Caught up with Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" tonight and the Ronald Neale interview also on the disc. Highly enjoyable. And what a cast: Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Celia Johnson.

Night, all.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 08:00:44 PM
And...

Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean, The Caucasian Rhythm Kings and special guest(!), Tony Danza, put on a great show tonight at 54 Below. And there were a couple of notables in the audience tonight too: Hal Prince, Daisy Prince, Ted Chapin, etc., etc...

And the food was pretty good too... And it turned out that the Head Chef at 54 Below is Andre Marrero who is a fellow alum of VCU.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 08:01:47 PM
...and speaking of AC (not air conditioning)....there is this amusing video (I wonder how Anderson feels about bears?)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/scott-van-duzer-bear-hugs-anderson-cooper_n_1874870.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/scott-van-duzer-bear-hugs-anderson-cooper_n_1874870.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012)

He gets along with bears very well. Or so I've seen heard.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 08:05:07 PM
DR Matthew - I say "Move on". Don't hold on to something "not good" when the "good" comes along.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 11, 2012, 08:05:33 PM
And...

Frankly...

I'm tired. Very tired. It's been a long week, and tomorrow will be a sort of long day.

So...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Laura on September 11, 2012, 08:12:47 PM
ATTENTION PLEASE! BREAKING NEWS IN THE GARDEN TODAY!!!

1. I saw my first monarch of the 2012 Fall Migration.

2. My saguaro cactus in the front yard has the beginnings of its first arm. (This happens at about age 75. I have been watching for almost 32 years since we moved into this house.)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 11, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Back from seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in what is fake IMAX but a glorious presentation nonetheless.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: Matthew on September 11, 2012, 09:15:54 PM
Two reviews of Legally Blonde have been posted.  Both say the band is too loud and that is stumbled through the Overture. 

HERE (http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_21512417/standout-actress-helps-erase-flaws-apos-legally-blonde[[b) is one

HERE IS (http://triviana.com/theater/blonderev.html) another
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: bk on September 11, 2012, 09:35:39 PM
Trying to get through a big piece of southern fried cheese called Steel Magnolias on Blu and Ray.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: FJL on September 11, 2012, 10:10:11 PM
Southern fried cheese actaully sounded really good until I realized it wasn;t foodstuffs.
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: George on September 12, 2012, 12:03:42 AM
Well, I'm off to a TAO Board meeting.  I think we'll find out if our fund raiser actually raised some funds...I'm sure that it did. :)

Be back later.

We did!  We did make money!  We now have a nice little pot o' dough and our up-coming production will be an evening of one-acts, co-produced with another local group, Prodigal Son Productions.  We'll have eight performances over two weekends. :)
Title: Re: IT WAS THE BEST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE WORST OF DAYS, IT WAS THE OKAYIST OF DAYS
Post by: George on September 12, 2012, 12:14:05 AM
Two reviews of Legally Blonde have been posted.  Both say the band is too loud and that is stumbled through the Overture. 

HERE (http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_21512417/standout-actress-helps-erase-flaws-apos-legally-blonde[[b) is one

HERE IS (http://triviana.com/theater/blonderev.html) another

Congrats, Matthew!