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Title: PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 12:05:25 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you haven't procrastinated whilst reading the notes, and therefore you are ready to post until the procrastinating cows come home.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 12:05:41 AM
And the word of the day is: FULCRUM!
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Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 12:08:47 AM
I hadn't seen your first post of yesterday, Pogue - don't know how I missed it.  I watched a bit of the Fleischer doc, and will watch the rest tonight.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:17:39 AM
For Hisaka and the other flower children:

Waratah with friend!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:17:44 AM
Fulcrum?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:18:18 AM
Dreamgirls, of course.

Plays and movies.....hmmmmm.....
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:18:35 AM
Different variety:
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:19:18 AM
Beautiful, TOMovOZ!

I am still working around with my digital camera but perhaps I will post a photo of the home environment, if I can figure it out.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:21:17 AM
And of course to be patriotic Australia's best known flower and floral emblem.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:22:55 AM
And all from our garden.
Now to read the notes.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:25:14 AM
I would have read the notes and thought about the topic of the day but I have indeed been proscrastinating.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 21, 2005, 12:26:21 AM
I love To Sir With Love and Sergeant Rutledge.  Intruder in the Dust and Glory.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:35:18 AM
I loathe "To Sir With Love" and its theme song. (Maybe something to do with being a teacher myself!)
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:41:25 AM
My computer tuned in to HHW, of course, a bit of the main bookshelves, etc etc etc.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:44:33 AM
Looking the other way.  The closet door and the smaller bookshelf.  Above the closet, two examples of my Marx Dollhouse collection!  ;D

IRON GIANT poster on the door over a TITANIC "mirror" poster.

That's all for now.  Maybe I will take a walk this week and find something to photograph!  8)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 12:45:41 AM
He's figured it out. - with a pencil and a pad.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:47:10 AM
He's figured it out. - with a pencil and a pad.

LOL....and it only took me five days!  ;D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:49:02 AM
Time for bed.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 12:50:31 AM
FULCRUM, baby, FULCRUM!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 12:51:41 AM
I like Purlie Victorious.  I like Porgy and Bess.  I like One Potato, Two Potato.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 01:00:06 AM
SEEEEENILE!  Have added our birthday wishes to the notes.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 01:20:26 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR READER LAURA
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 01:25:35 AM

Thank you for the beautiful flowers’ photos, DR Tomovoz!
I really want to go to your country and see the lovely flowers which are more dynamic than our Japanese flowers, size-wise and color-wise and also shape-wise, I guess. I’m sorry, but may I ask what the name of the  flowers just like a shower of  yellow blooms? Are these the state flowers?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 01:27:30 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DR LAURA!!!
HAVE A SPECIAL BEAUTIFUL DAY!


Lolvely white flowers, DR Tomovoz!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 01:31:38 AM
Thank you very much for the link to the record album photo, DR MBarnum.  It’s not a Japanese product and she is Chinese as you’re concerned . I’ve never heard the title song but I like the title, “Crazy Love”, and would like to listen to that song. :)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 01:46:49 AM
Thank you DR Hisaka

The yellow flowers are "Wattle" (Acacia). It is Australia's flower. My State's flower is "Pink Heath"

The white flowers are Mount Fuji flowering cherry.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: elmore3003 on September 21, 2005, 02:37:12 AM
Good morning, all!  I will try to stop by occasionally from Ohio.  Have a great day!
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DR LAURA, THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!
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Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Danise on September 21, 2005, 03:53:10 AM
Good morning!  I'm late!

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[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Dear Reader Laura![/move]

Have a wonderful day all!  Good trip to Elmore.  Be safe!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 04:13:55 AM
Happy Birthday Dear Laura. You don't look a day over 28!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 04:15:26 AM
Ginny said (last night):

Is that Ben and Jerry's right on the northeast corner of 43rd and 8th Ave?  If so, I've been there!

Yes, that's the one. I go there occasionally when I have theatre tickets and I'm in Midtown early. They have remodeled and now offer pastries and cakes and coffee as well as ice cream. I think they are trying to compete with the Starbucks up the block.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 04:16:58 AM
All by myself.

I, too, am disappointed at the closing of All Shook Up. While I'm not a fan of jukebox musicals in general, I think this show was done well, it had an excellent, talented cast and it deserved better.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 04:17:27 AM
Well, I took us to Page 2. Since I'm here all alone I will not dance.
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Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 05:23:40 AM
A very happy birthday to DR DearReaderLaura!  I hope you have many beautiful opportunities to take pictures today.
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Post by: Kerry on September 21, 2005, 05:24:57 AM
Happy Birthday DR Laura!!!  We will have Oreo cake soon. ;D
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Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 05:32:37 AM
Today's topic is Number 700.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 05:39:53 AM
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. The flowers are lovely, Tom. JRand, I think you SHOULD go for a walk and take some photos.

Today is a busy day: first, I will go for a nice long walk at the arboretum (well, until it gets too warm), then I shall lounge about for a while, then I have an ice cream date with my 10-year-old buddy in the afternoon after school. And it's my no-diet day!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 06:23:13 AM
I love ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAISIN, DREAMGIRLS, FENCES, and hearing the song "Be A Lion" at Broadway Unplugged the other night reminded me of how captivated I was the first time I saw THE WIZ.  In recent years, I'm a big fan of DESSA ROSE, though I know the reviews were disappointing.

I have big plotting problems with the play RAISIN IN THE SUN, problems that I never felt watching either the movie version or the (IMHO) actually-improved-in-plotting musical version.

RANT AND BIG "RAISIN IN THE SUN" SPOILER coming up:

The way the play is structured, the first act builds towards Walter Lee's devastation and disappointment that his mother is using the insurance money from his father's death to buy a house, rather than let Walter Lee use the money to open up his own business.  The mother is admant about the importance of getting the house, but Walter Lee wants to have a chance at the American dream, and that provides a powerhouse ending for the first act.  We as an audience go into intermission drained and emotional wrecks, as the author wants.

But then, within minutes of the second act beginning, the mother has come up with a solution to the whole problem.  Lo and behold, she only needs PART of the money to secure the house, and it turns out that - OH WOW! - she has enough money left over to let Walter Lee buy into the business after all.  

To me, this is a "classic play" version of what Ebert calls the idiot plot, and I can't recall ever having felt so hoodwinked by a great playwright - had the mother only thought of this solution a few stage minutes earlier, there would have been no drama to the end of the first act, but there's no logical reason that the mother didn't think of this solution several stage minutes earlier.

End of rant.  It's a classic play, and I admit this never bothered me in the movie or the musical.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 06:35:46 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! ! ! !  HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR LAURA  ! ! ! ! ![/move]
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 07:06:43 AM
Good Morning!

Today, I start.  Again.

:)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 07:07:51 AM
Hmmm...  Site seems ssssslllloooooowww this morning.  Maybe it's still waking up.

???
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 07:11:09 AM
Hmmm...  Site seems ssssslllloooooowww this morning.  Maybe it's still waking up.

???

Experiencing the same thing here, DR Jose--what have you done now?!?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 07:16:00 AM
That is too bad about ALL SHOOK UP. I was hoping to see it when I go to New York!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 07:20:43 AM
As for the Topic of the Day:

Once On This Island, Dreamgirls, Thunder Knocking On The Door, Crowns, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, Purlie

I shall have to report back later on novels and films.  -Since I'm still waking up.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 07:26:32 AM
To Sir  With Love
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

There is an all-black muscial from the 1940s that I am trying to think of, but the title escapes me....and also an all-black western....I need more coffee.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 07:28:40 AM
Have a wonderful birthday DearReaderLaura!!!!

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Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Elan on September 21, 2005, 07:51:52 AM
I enjoyed the stage adaptation of "Having Our Say" immensely, although the book was still better (and have kicked myself for not taking the time to go to Bessie Delany's funeral, which was at a church near where I live). "Bring in 'da Noise" was a tremendous show, although I think my ears are still ringing from being seated five feet away from Savion Glover.

Happy Birthday, DR Laura! Many happy happy returns

Oh, and a quick shout-out to DR Elmore, who I ran into on the bus while I was on my way to work and he was on his way to Ohio! Small world, HHW style...
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 08:00:28 AM
First and foremost:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR LAURA!!! Have that daughter of yours make you some chocolate chip cookies - she's very good with a Cadbury bar. And maybe she can throw in some floop for good measure. ;) I expect lots of lovely pictures from your walk at the arboretum.

DR Jose: What? No sugar for two weeks!?!? Are you mad?!? (And honestly, I don't know if I could find Magnolia on my own if I had to. You saw how lost I got us the other night!)

I had completely forgotten about PRINCESSES coming in. They need a big theatre? I didn't realize it was such a big show...

I overslept this morning, which is very different than sleeping over. I was only 10 minutes late to work, though! (And to think I was hoping to be at least 45 minutes late...)

Amazing. My supervisor, who would appear to despise me, just asked if I'd pick up a piece of memorabilia for him at the Broadway Flea Market. I hadn't really planned on going to it - I've never been a big fan of mobs of people - so I told him he might want to ask someone else. Strange that he would ask me, though...

TOD: "The Color Purple" (the novel and the movie. we'll see about the musical.)
DREAMGIRLS (even Jennifer's gorilla walk), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAGTIME, HAIRSPRAY, CAROLINE OR CHANGE
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:09:45 AM
Good morning!

A bit cooler this morning, but dear lord, we're going to have near 90 today and 95 tomorrow for highs!

Rescue me!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:11:20 AM
Happy Birthday to Dear Reader Laura!!!

Have a great, wonderful birthday!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:15:26 AM
I got to play Karl Lindner in A RAISIN IN THE SUN in 1995, and it was one of most fondly remembered experiences. The play always devastated me, especially Mama's anguished cry at the end of the second act, and I was glad to be a part of our production. I've always felt this was my best ever performance in a non-musical play. Other friends have said that Juror #4 was better (it was certainly bigger), but for me, I felt the most satisfied with my work when I made my snearing exit near the end of the third act. I could FEEL the contempt of the audience, so I knew I had scored with what I was doing.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 08:37:03 AM
I'm up, I'm up, and have been trying to get on this here site since 8:00.  I wrote our host a note - this is the third time in three weeks this has happened.  I finally logged onto the home page and came in via the link at the end of the notes - hopefully they've fixed coming in the bookmark way as well.  Very very annoying.

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 08:40:30 AM
Re Raisin in the Sun.  Unless the film is different (I have the play - perhaps I'll look it up), Mama puts $3,500 down on the house, and gives Walter Lee the other $6500 for him to look after, NOT to invest in the business.  She specifically says that $3,000 of it is for his sister's schooling, and the other $3,000 is for him to administer and take care of - she tells him "you're the head of this family now."  And he says, "You trust me?" and she says "I always did."

Hence, when he DOES spend it on the liquor business, all 6500 of it, the denoument of the play.

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 08:40:39 AM
Who cares? Who cares? Who cares? Who cares? Because you see I'm dancing and I can't be bothered now. (I can't be bothered now!)

CRAZY FOR YOU was a fun black musical. Oh, wait...

DRs Jose, Rodzinski, TPunk, Ben and any other NYCers: Anyone interested in seeing "All About Eve" tomorrow night at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas? It's at 7:00 and only costs $6. A room full of catty queens, sparkling door prizes and Bette Davis...who could ask for anything more? (Oh! Another CRAZY FOR YOU reference. God, I loved that show - it's just so Afro-tastic!)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 08:45:55 AM
Still very slow going for me to get to the board - I can get to the first page of the board, and then it's either not connecting at all to Daily Discussions, or it's sporadic at best, and slow as molasses.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 08:46:28 AM
Is no one else having this problem?
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Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:52:32 AM
I got an error message before when I was on-line before and tried to post. The post went through but I still got a "cannot find the server" message.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:53:52 AM
Favorite black themed play and movie (other than RAISIN): THE GREAT WHITE HOPE. The play was mesmerizing, and because the film could allow you to actually go into the ring for the boxing sequences, I felt it gained even more power.

James Earl Jones is one of the great forces of nature on stage and screen.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:54:34 AM
Favorite black themed musicals: PURLIE, DREAMGIRLS, and (to a lesser extent because of an awful book) THE WIZ.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:56:45 AM
I may have to jump off-line again any minute since I'm going to a quick lunch with best friend John. The impromptu lunches can be fun but sometimes lead to indigestion since I have to get ready so quickly and have to eat so quickly. (He has a meeting back at work this afternoon and we also have to go to Circuit City so he can buy a birthday gift for a friend, so we're going to really be rushed.)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:57:46 AM
I really hate that while most TV shows are getting their season premieres this week, VERONICA MARS doesn't get its premiere until next Wednesday. Another whole week to wait!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:59:15 AM
I guess since I was disappointed in THRESHOLD last Friday night, I'll give INVASION a try tonight. It's gotten good reviews, so I can DVR it and watch tomorrow. Got to see the season premiere of LAW & ORDER live.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 08:59:59 AM
Who cares? Who cares? Who cares? Who cares? Because you see I'm dancing and I can't be bothered now. (I can't be bothered now!)

CRAZY FOR YOU was a fun black musical. Oh, wait...

DRs Jose, Rodzinski, TPunk, Ben and any other NYCers: Anyone interested in seeing "All About Eve" tomorrow night at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas? It's at 7:00 and only costs $6. A room full of catty queens, sparkling door prizes and Bette Davis...who could ask for anything more? (Oh! Another CRAZY FOR YOU reference. God, I loved that show - it's just so Afro-tastic!)

I suppose ALL ABOUT EVE could be retitled as HOW MARGO GOT HER GROOVE BACK.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:00:05 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Page 3 Dance!!![/move]
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Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:01:43 AM
And, of course, tonight is the season premiere of LOST which should garner huge ratings as folks come back to see what happened to the folks on the raft and what in blue blazes is down that hatch they discovered and blew open at the end of last season.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 09:02:02 AM
How Margo Got Her Grove Back?  I'm not touching that with a ten-foot pole or a five-foot czech.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 09:02:23 AM
Seems to be working better now - the site.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:04:30 AM
CBS is using tonight to rerun the two-hour last season finale of CSI leading up to its premiere tomorrow night. It was an outstanding episode for those interesting in checking out the show. This is the one which was directed by Quinton Tarantino.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 09:06:34 AM
I've only seen portions of "All About Eve," so I'd like to see it, but I hate going to Chelsea Cinemas by myself - for many reasons. As Ms. Sophia said, a girl child ain't safe in a house full uh mens.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:07:22 AM
How Margo Got Her Grove Back?  I'm not touching that with a ten-foot pole or a five-foot czech.

Why, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.  
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Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:07:49 AM
And I'm sure some of you reality show fans will be tuning in to Martha Stewart's version of THE APPRENTICE.

I don't watch reality shows any more (except AMERICAN IDOL which doesn't reappear until January), but I feel sure we'll get some reports from the DRs here who do watch them.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:09:09 AM
I've only seen portions of "All About Eve," so I'd like to see it, but I hate going to Chelsea Cinemas by myself - for many reasons. As Ms. Sophia said, a girl child ain't safe in a house full uh mens.

Movies are always wonderful on the big screen, but this is one that doesn't suffer much from watching on TV, and since the DVD is readily available, I'd go for a rental.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:09:45 AM
Well...  When I try to access HHW via my bookmark of the Home page, the connection times out.  But when I click on a link in my recent History, it connects just fine.

Hmm...

???
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:11:48 AM
DR Jason - Tomorrow night sounds good to me.  Possibly.  I"ll get back to you.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:13:11 AM
Yes, I've gotten three time out messages trying to access the site this morning.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:13:50 AM
And, of course, tonight is the season premiere of LOST which should garner huge ratings as folks come back to see what happened to the folks on the raft and what in blue blazes is down that hatch they discovered and blew open at the end of last season.

I'm guessing the DVR here - and at your place, DR MattH - may be getting quite the workout on Wednesday nights.

Myself, I'm excited about the third to last episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?"

;D
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Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 09:14:38 AM
It's fascinating - I don't know WHAT it is - this morning it was clearly a host problem.  Now AOL seems to be totally lame (took me eons to connect to other sites).  But, then Safari seems slow so it could be Adelphia.  One thing is for certain - something is always going on Internet-wise.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:15:13 AM
But whichever way you see it, ALL ABOUT EVE is a necessity! It's one of the greats of cinema.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:15:22 AM
Whoa!  Dr Jason, you are the Uber Morph, you are!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:16:14 AM
Good morning!

A bit cooler this morning, but dear lord, we're going to have near 90 today and 95 tomorrow for highs!

Rescue me!!!

Well, as fashionable as it may be, you don't always have to go out in that double-breasted, black wool suit, and that Burberry topcoat.

;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:17:46 AM
I'm guessing the DVR here - and at your place, DR MattH - may be getting quite the workout on Wednesday nights.


Mine is getting a workout EVERY weeknight. There isn't a single night Monday-Friday that there isn't at least one hour on the schedule where there are two shows I want to see at the same time, and at a couple of places, there are THREE shows I'm wanting to see (like last night at 9 p.m.)

Thank goodness I'm retired and have time to watch all this stuff!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:18:40 AM
Well... It's only in the mid-70s right now here in NYC, and is only forecasted to get up into the low to mid-80s this afternoon.  A nice late summer day.

:)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:18:45 AM
There appears to be and internet-wide problem.  I'm timing out almost everywhere.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:19:15 AM
Well, as fashionable as it may be, you don't always have to go out in that double-breasted, black wool suit, and that Burberry topcoat.

;)

Well!!

I DO have a reputation to maintain!


:D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:19:59 AM
Well... Bringing up the posts seems to be fine, but posting a post seems to take a bit of time.  -At least for me.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:20:29 AM
Oops (Spoo), I should have said Sunday-Friday. There are a couple of conflicting hours on Sunday night, too.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 09:20:44 AM
There appears to be and internet-wide problem.  I'm timing out almost everywhere.

Mea culpa.  Mea culpa.

;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:21:28 AM
Well... Bringing up the posts seems to be fine, but posting a post seems to take a bit of time.  -At least for me.

For me as well. There's a definite hesitation that I usually don't have while posting.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:23:28 AM
There appears to be and internet-wide problem.  I'm timing out almost everywhere.

I don't seem to be having a problem anywhere but here.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:24:15 AM
OK, I'm off to my luncheon date now.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: George on September 21, 2005, 09:28:58 AM
A Very Happy Birthday To DR Laura!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:32:36 AM
I don't seem to be having a problem anywhere but here.

I'm just trying to instigate some mass panic.

Frinstance, we have Hurricane Rita happening at the same time as this (http://www.local6.com/news/5000311/detail.html).  Makes me think that Rita is an artificially created storm being used to cover up...the invasion!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 09:33:00 AM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:34:02 AM
Page Four WARNING!!!

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Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jennifer on September 21, 2005, 09:54:15 AM
Happy Birthday DR Laura!

DR MattH, I am not too disappointed that Veronica Mars is not on till next week.  Because tonight is the 2 hr premiere of America's Next Top Model (although I won't get to see it until the weekend).

Btw, do you know what the 8pm Lost is? I will check on abc.com. There is supposed to be some sort of special on before the show tonight.  But I won't be home, and I am taping Martha Stewart!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: George on September 21, 2005, 09:58:55 AM
Here are a few favorites for today's Topic of the Day:

MUSICALS:

Ain't Misbehavin'
Dreamgirls
Once On This Island
Play On! (based only on the CD, produced by our very own BK)
The Wiz

MOVIES:
The Color Purple
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 10:01:35 AM
Jason, it's very tempting. I haven't seen AAE for a long time and I can't remember the last time I saw it wide screen. Let me ask Anthony when he returns from midtown. Even if he doesn't come I may throw caution to the wind and stroll up to 23rd Street.

I have been having problems off and on all day with the site. In fact, as I was about to go to Page 3 I got a "Cannot Find Server" error. I clean out IE cookies and history, closed it, re-opened it and it seems to be OK now.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 10:06:28 AM
BK - Re RAISIN IN THE SUN - I've never read the play, only seen it performed onstage, and it's seemed 100% obvious that Walter Lee was going to spend the money (at least the portion of the money that his mother earmarked for him and not his sister) on the business.  So is it possible I've been harboring a feeling about the playwriting that may have been actors' interpretations and is really not in the script?  If so, glad to be set right.  

But then, as a side note, doesn't it seem foolish of the mother to entrust that money with Walter Lee in the second act?  Especially after he's been wanting to invest money in the business, why even give him the money earmarked for the daughter as well?   But I guess people do illogical things in life when trying to make up with family, especially, and she may have been trying to undo the damage caused in Act I.

I saw the musical again fairly recently at an AMAS staging.  I'm not sure why I was so bothered by this aspect when I saw the play but not in the musical (or the movie for that matter.)  
 
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jennifer on September 21, 2005, 10:12:08 AM
Well I was disappointed in the finale of Big Brother 6. Especially in how they didn't show the jury's real questioning of the F2 (Ivette and Maggie were hysterical after the questions, and yet on the show last night it seemed like the questions were so nice).

At least my fav won on Rock Star INXS, so that made up for the bad taste in my mouth after watching BB6.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 10:16:35 AM
I would say DRBEN that you have NEVER seen All About Eve in a widescreen process....but you may have seen it on the BIG Screen. :)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 10:21:44 AM
FJL, the film of Raisin, at least, does not seem at all problematic in regards to your issues.  The way the scene plays is that she's finally allowing her son to be the head of the household, and that she's trusting him to do the RIGHT thing.  The way Potier plays it, he's very touched that she's trusting him, and I don't think the audience ever thinks he's going to do the wrong thing with it - in fact, when we find out he has it's a shock.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 10:29:48 AM
Thank you all for your many many wishes for a Happy Birthday.

I decided not to go to the arboretum this morning, as it was 83F at 6 a.m. I knew that by the time I got out there at 8, I'd only be able to walk an hour before it got too hot. So I went to the office instead.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matthew on September 21, 2005, 10:29:51 AM
What an ugly day here in the SF Bay Area.  No sun yet.  No thunderstorms today... yet.... interesting weather for September
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ben on September 21, 2005, 10:32:29 AM
Jack, you rascal, you're right :D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 10:41:39 AM
Back on the list for the topic of the day, if RAGTIME and HAIRSPRAY fall within the topic, yes, I'd definitely add those to my list as well.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matthew on September 21, 2005, 10:43:46 AM
TOD - Caroline or Change, Big River, Once On This Island,

Of course, there's - Good Times, The Cosby Show, The Jeffersons

But I'm not sure if TV shows were part of the TOD.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 10:44:25 AM
What, no MARIE CHRISTINE?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 10:45:31 AM
CBS is using tonight to rerun the two-hour last season finale of CSI leading up to its premiere tomorrow night. It was an outstanding episode for those interesting in checking out the show. This is the one which was directed by Quinton Tarantino.
I am glad you told me because I miseed this and we are big CSI fans.  Do you know what time it is coming on ?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 10:48:06 AM
Seems to be working better now - the site.
I couldn't get into the discussions at all this morning. I kept being bounced out.

 
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 10:51:17 AM
DR Jason - Here's a silly MARIE CHRISTINE story.  While MARIE CHRISTINE was going through its troubled preview period, we were having dinner with someone who wouldn't know from piano bars.  I'll call him Warren because that's his name.  Someone at the table mentioned having had a great time at Marie's Crisis a couple of nights earlier, and Warren said with total seriousness, "Oh, is that what they're calling MARIE CHRISTINE?"

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 10:55:22 AM
HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO DEAR READER LAURA!!!!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 11:00:48 AM
I found this picture on MSNBC.com. This cat was rescued from a flooded home in New Orleans. He does NOT look happy to be getting a bath...but boy! animals sure can give you a good laugh.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 11:03:10 AM
DR Jason - Here's a silly MARIE CHRISTINE story.  While MARIE CHRISTINE was going through its troubled preview period, we were having dinner with someone who wouldn't know from piano bars.  I'll call him Warren because that's his name.  Someone at the table mentioned having had a great time at Marie's Crisis a couple of nights earlier, and Warren said with total seriousness, "Oh, is that what they're calling MARIE CHRISTINE?"



Ha!! That's hilarious!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 11:04:11 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/suzp1.jpg)

ATTENTION MANKIND:  We have taken control of this post through this female form to inform you that your race is doomed for extinction.

Oh, and our favorite black television show is Julia.  That little Marc Copage is so cute.  We just might keep him around.  We are still up in the air about fiesty Nurse Lurene Tuttle, but that is for us to decide!

Laters!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 11:09:06 AM
I'm just trying to instigate some mass panic.

Frinstance, we have Hurricane Rita happening at the same time as this (http://www.local6.com/news/5000311/detail.html).  Makes me think that Rita is an artificially created storm being used to cover up...the invasion!
DR Danise, have you been playing with fireworks again?

 ;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 11:15:53 AM
BK - In the recent RAISIN IN THE SUN Bway revival, I wonder if Sean Combs was directed to seem elated rather than touched by what the mother had done in Act II.  But even in that reveival, the Act I curtain was devastating, as played by Combs and Phylicia Rashad.

Since reading your notes, the themes of the play have been running through my head, mainly about what to do when faced with a limited amount of money to work with.  Trying to put money into something risky that has at least the hope of growing into something big, as opposed to playing it safe, would appear to be brave, even heroic to lots of people today.  (What am I, Cliff Notes all of a sudden?  :) )
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 11:18:27 AM
Best line from a TV series last night, on House.

"Put your twinkie back in it's wrapper."

Der Brucer and I just howled!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 11:20:50 AM
Today is the celebration of St. Matthew the Apostle.

St. Matthew is the patron of accountants and tax collectors.

Talk about a tough job!!!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 11:22:02 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well, the site seems to be working fine now... I guess.  In any case...

I just got a call to play some auditions for the new musical  The Last Dance tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to playing disco and other songs from the 70's for a couple of hours!

:)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 11:39:22 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well, the site seems to be working fine now... I guess.  In any case...

I just got a call to play some auditions for the new musical  The Last Dance tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to playing disco and other songs from the 70's for a couple of hours!

:)

Good for you! .  You certainly seemto be the man in demand these days!  :D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 11:39:42 AM
Well... It's only in the mid-70s right now here in NYC, and is only forecasted to get up into the low to mid-80s this afternoon.  A nice late summer day.

:)

Hope that wonderful weather holds out for the first week of October!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 11:43:32 AM
Hope that wonderful weather holds out for the first week of October!!

So do I!  BTW is there a backup plan if (heaven forbid) the walk gets rained out?  Can we do it by subway?

What does our fearless tour guide say?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 11:44:34 AM
JULIA would get my vote for favorite black TV show, also.

You know, I have Marc Copage's phone number and I keep thinking about calling him to see if he would do an interview....but for some reason I have not yet done so.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 11:46:57 AM
Which reminds me, BK - I got a lovely note from Ms. Martha Tilton Monday. I had written to her to see if she would consent to an interview. She sent a sweet reply letting me know that as she is about to turn 90 years old, she no longer gives interviews....but  she was thrilled that I was interested in writing about her and she wished me much luck.

It was very nice, even if it was disappointing.

( I am going to try to dig up a photo to have her autograph, however!)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 12:17:45 PM
Sorry about the interview MBarnum, but at least you received a nice reply.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 12:25:49 PM
When I turn 90, I will NEVER turn down the chance to be interviewed.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 12:28:14 PM
There was an off-Broadway musical show called THE ME THAT NOBODY KNOWS. It was based on a collection of the writings of inner city Bronx kids. While I've never seen it staged, I do quite enjoy the music. The cast featured a young Irene Cara and the late Northern Calloway of SESAME STREET fame.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 12:43:42 PM
When I turn 90, I will NEVER turn down the chance to be interviewed.

 :D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 12:52:11 PM
I noticed, on my way into the office today, that most of tjhe gasoline staions ahad considerablylowered their prices.  For instance the one of the corner that was charging $3.49  a gallon for regular a week ago is today chargiing $2.85

I wonder if this has anything to do with that?
Quote
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether gasoline price profiteering has occurred and if oil companies have constrained refinery capacity to manipulate fuel prices, an agency official said Wednesday.

“A determination that unlawful conduct has occurred will result in aggressive law enforcement activity by the FTC,” John Seesel, an FTC associate general counsel, told a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

The FTC is responding to language in recently passed energy legislation that requires the agency to probe whether gasoline prices have been manipulated by attempts to reduce refining capacity, Seesel said.

U.S. oil companies have adamantly denied that they have acted to constrain gasoline or crude oil supplies.

The FTC is keeping an eye on gasoline prices, even though they have fallen from their record $3.07 per gallon national average price seen when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Seesel said.

“The commission is very conscious of the swift and severe price spikes that occurred immediately before and after Katrina made landfall,” Seesel said.

Four major oil refineries remain shut and a large chunk of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still offline due to damage from Hurricane Katrina which slammed into Louisiana and Mississippi three weeks ago.

And now with the approach of Hurricane Rita, which has strengthened into a Category 4 storm, oil and gas companies have evacuated thousands of their workers from oil rigs and production platforms in the Gulf. Some refineries are starting to shut down, and Houston’s mayor called for an evacuation of low-lying, flood-prone areas of his city.

Separately, the Government Accountability Office said recent retail gasoline prices have risen faster than crude oil prices.

This goes against the historical trend when major crude oil price swings are generally mirrored by gasoline prices, said Jim Wells, GAO director of natural resources and environment.

Governors urge probe
On Tuesday, eight Democratic governors asked President Bush and congressional leaders to investigate possible gasoline price gouging in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

In a letter, the governors urged an investigation into “excessive profits being made by oil companies who are taking advantage of this national crisis.”

The letter was signed by the governors of Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa, Montana and Washington. It also urged Congress to refund any excessive profits to consumers.

The letter cited a study by University of Wisconsin economist Don Nichols that found the hurricane was not entirely to blame for high gas prices.

Historically, Nichols said, the markup between the price of a gallon of crude and a gallon of gasoline is about 85 to 90 cents a gallon, including refining, distribution and taxes.

The study estimated that for pump prices to reach $3 a gallon, the price of crude oil would have to be about $95 a barrel, but crude prices have been holding around $65 a barrel, and Katrina has not caused a surge in crude oil prices.

“The disconnect between gasoline and crude oil prices is quite remarkable,” Nichols said.

Ed Murphy of the Washington-based American Petroleum Institute said refining capacity was tight before Katrina and the storm reduced it further by knocking out some refineries.

“That put upward pressure on petroleum prices,” he said. “It’s a no-brainer.”

::)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 12:52:49 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, I believe it's time for me to stop PROCRASTINATING, and head out for a bit.

Laters...
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 12:54:02 PM
I'm sick of teachers who PROCRASTINATE and then yell at me because they haven't received materials that they've yet to pay for. Procrastinate this!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:54:29 PM
I....I....I think I saw Suzanne Pleshette.  I don't know what to do.

Maybe she is taking time off from the VERY successful series she did about the serious side of nursing called NIGHTINGALES.  ("Does this uniform make my bust look big?")
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:55:01 PM
Procrastinating is easier than precreating.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 12:55:19 PM
DR BEN, you are a sly puss.  And thanks for the CD!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 12:56:32 PM
Suzanne Pleshette is the only woman I know with a deeper voice than me.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 12:57:32 PM
I just hope to gosh that fuel prices go down a bit more before the man comes to fill my oil tank at home!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 12:58:20 PM
Have you seen Suzanne Pleshette in Will & Grace? She sounds like a walking cigarette.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 12:58:47 PM
...before the man comes to fill my oil tank...

 :-X
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:05:49 PM
My computer goes to sleep and I can't wake it up without turning it off.

Usually I could just hit any key or move the mouse and it would wake up.  Maybe it's not getting enough rest lately!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 01:05:59 PM
Suzanne Pleshette is the only woman I know with a deeper voice than me.
I can imagine the workout any stereo would get, if faced with Suzanne Pleshette and Bea Arthur singing "Anything You Can Do..."

Go, Woofers, Go!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:08:06 PM
DR MBARNUM maybe you should ask for the heating oil with Platformate!

And speaking of colognes yesterday....English Leather...made it think of British Sterling (I think) - the lady riding side-saddle on a big horse with a bottle of the stuff on a Silver Tray - she would meet up with some guy and lean waaaaaaaaaaaaay over to kiss him.....and she weren't wearing NO turtleneck sweater!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:08:48 PM
I can imagine the workout any stereo would get, if faced with Suzanne Pleshette and Bea Arthur singing "Anything You Can Do..."

Go, Woofers, Go!!!

Submarine Woofers!  ::)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:12:26 PM

Btw, do you know what the 8pm Lost is? I will check on abc.com. There is supposed to be some sort of special on before the show tonight.  But I won't be home, and I am taping Martha Stewart!

No need to watch if you saw the show last season or on DVD. It's merely a recap show of last season's highlights leading into the season premiere. I am not going to watch it. I have many other things to watch on the DVR before the 9 p.m. LOST comes on.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:13:57 PM
I am glad you told me because I miseed this and we are big CSI fans.  Do you know what time it is coming on ?

CBS at 9 p.m. tonight. The two hour show will preempt CSI: NY at 10 tonight.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:17:42 PM
There was an off-Broadway musical show called THE ME THAT NOBODY KNOWS. It was based on a collection of the writings of inner city Bronx kids. While I've never seen it staged, I do quite enjoy the music. The cast featured a young Irene Cara and the late Northern Calloway of SESAME STREET fame.

I believe it eventually transferred to Broadway and had a decent run. It was nominated for a Best Musical Tony but lost to COMPANY.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:18:10 PM
Has any DR tried the men's fragrance SUNG?

http://www.perfume-4sale.com/description.cfm/hurl/parent/789/Sung.html (http://www.perfume-4sale.com/description.cfm/hurl/parent/789/Sung.html)

Has any DR seen the movie FARINELL?  :o ;D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:19:20 PM
Had time this afternoon to watch two of last night's shows on the DVR.

First up was HOUSE which had an absolutely devastating episode that had me in tears in the last fifteen minutes. Fun moments, too, but genuinely emotional and dramatic turns had me riveted. Great show!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:20:18 PM
Speaking of British Sterling, that's one cologne that the smell of which now can literally make me nauseous. It's SO sickly sweet that it just turns my stomach.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 01:20:24 PM
Ah, yes...Italy's most famous castrato. And his brother.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:21:45 PM
I also watched MY NAME IS EARL. On the laugh meter, I'd say it garnered fewer laughs than just about any other new comedy I've watched thus far.

But the premise is kind of fun and I'll look forward to the next two episodes before I decide whether to make it a permanent member of my regular viewing schedule.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:22:03 PM
Ah, yes...Italy's most famous castrato. And his brother.

That's the one.  I bought the video at the Goodwill today for $1.99 - 30%.    8)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 01:23:20 PM
I'm just chacking in to say I'm alive.  I'm unwell.  I'm at work.

I was at home all day, in bed, yesterday.  

Some sort of bug running through me, grabbing onto parts of me and making life miserable.


DR MattH.   Thanks for the package.  !!!   :o


I don't know what the reference to British Sterling was about as I haven't "caught up," but I used to be plumb crazy for English Leather.

And then there were the Nine Flags fragrances.  My favorite was Aromatic Tabac from Brazil.

Sigh.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:23:29 PM
I still have last night's THE OFFICE to watch. Otherwise, I'm caught up on the TV premieres I wanted to see at this point.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:24:42 PM
DR Ron, Sorry to hear of your illness but glad the package arrived safe and sound. You must let us know your thoughts once you've had a chance to watch.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:26:15 PM
I didn't get a chance yet to finish BODY DOUBLE, but since I got no packages today, I will be able to finish it tonight before LOST comes on.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 01:27:09 PM
The 4 disc BEN-HUR still hasn't come! And I saw a thousand of them at Circuit City this afternoon.

Still, no sweat. I have MORE than enough stuff to watch.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 01:34:07 PM
Thanks for the ME THAT NOBODY KNOWS info, Matt. Also, glad to hear you weren't over the moon about EARL. The critics around here at least have been talking like it is going to save comedy or something, and I didn't think the show was very funny at all.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 01:36:53 PM
Don't think I can make ALL ABOUT EVE, Jason. Like Ron, I have some sort of bug. :(
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:37:19 PM
When I turn 90, I will NEVER turn down the chance to be interviewed.

I'll get there first - want me to save you a seat?  ;D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:38:33 PM
Feel better vibes for DR RON.

Happy Birthday DRLAURA!  I think I forgot to say that!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 01:39:11 PM
DR Matt

I listened to Woman of The Year on the way to work today.  I enjoyed it very much and look  forward to hearing it again on the way home.

Who is it playing the male lead?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:40:16 PM
DR MATTH - I don't know if I EVER smelled British Sterling, I certainly couldn't afford it....I think the mentioned Hai Karate was the most exotic I ever got.  And don't forget Brut - advertised by Joe Namath....that's the one that makes me a bit woozy.

But DR RON's post reminded me of my very favorite of all....haven't bought it or worn it in years, but I really like Canoe by Dana.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 01:40:44 PM
DR Matt

I listened to Woman of The Year on the way to work today.  I enjoyed it very much and look  forward to hearing it again on the way home.

Who is it playing the male lead?


Suzanne Pleshette!  :P
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 01:41:33 PM
Suzanne Pleshette!  :P

ROTFLMAO  ;D  :-*
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 01:42:20 PM
For DR RON

PLEASE FEEL BETTER SOON!!

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 01:44:00 PM
Sorry to hear DRs Ron Pulliam and Rodzinski are ill. Feel better, guys!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 01:45:05 PM
Happy Birthday DRLaura. Today's your Brut day, it's your lucky Brut day, today!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 01:46:46 PM
This has not been the best year for my health. I am relatively healthy, but I've gotten sick more than I should. Need to start eating better, exercising more, all those things "they" tell you to do.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jed on September 21, 2005, 01:53:46 PM
Happiest of birthdays to our DR Laura!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 01:56:06 PM
This has not been the best year for my health. I am relatively healthy, but I've gotten sick more than I should. Need to start eating better, exercising more, all those things "they" tell you to do.

I hear ya...
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 02:01:26 PM
This has not been the best year for my health. I am relatively healthy, but I've gotten sick more than I should. Need to start eating better, exercising more, all those things "they" tell you to do.

Well...let's not be fanatical about it!  :P
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 02:02:21 PM
Do any of you New Yorkers know where or how I can find out what Bollywood movies are playing in your town??? I will be darned if I can find any listings anyplace (although it seems like I found one, once).

The two main theaters seem to be Eagle Theater in Jackson Heights and Palace Theater in Queens. Maybe also, Manhattan Twin in, I presume, Manhattan.

Just want to know whether there will be any features worth catching whilst I am there! It would be fun to see a Bollywood on the giant screen. Can you imagine seeing a larger then life John Abraham?! (Or perhaps for some of you, a Shilpa Shetty).
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 02:02:56 PM
JRand55, I am so glad you are back to posting more regularly, now! LOL!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 02:03:31 PM
Perhaps even Allison H. might reappear!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 02:05:36 PM
Harry Guardino plays the male lead on WOMAN OF THE YEAR. (He was also the male lead in ANYONE CAN WHISTLE). He was not first and foremost a singer though he does enough to get by.

When you've got a big musical starring two actors who can barely sing (Lauren Bacall and Harry Guardino, you have your work cut out for you in trying to make it run).
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 02:07:19 PM
Yes, I still have about half a HUGE bottle of Canoe my brother gave me eons ago. It was always his favorite cologne.

I have a little bit of a cologne left called Hawaiian Surf that used to be my favorite. It came in a cork covered bottle.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 21, 2005, 02:08:45 PM
Happy, B-day, Laura!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 02:09:58 PM
MY NAME IS EARL featured so much redneck humor, and it's just not my cup of tea. Yes, he got a tiny degree of enlightenment dealing with his gay ex-classmate dureing the episode, but I expect a comedy to make me laugh, and this one just didn't do that enough.

I saw the overnight ratings were HUGE for EARL compared to what NBC usually runs in that timeslot. That has to have made them feel good. (THE OFFICE had the same tepid ratings it garnered last year.)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 02:10:35 PM
So do I!  BTW is there a backup plan if (heaven forbid) the walk gets rained out?  Can we do it by subway?

What does our fearless tour guide say?

I think he said, "Bring an umbrella!"
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 02:10:55 PM
I love imaginative packaging!

Allison is waiting just offstage.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 02:11:31 PM
DR CP - did you see NORTH BY NORTHWEST yet?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 02:11:53 PM
Don't think I can make ALL ABOUT EVE, Jason. Like Ron, I have some sort of bug. :(

Oh poor Rodders!!

Feel better Vibes for You Too!

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 02:12:09 PM
There was an off-Broadway musical show called THE ME THAT NOBODY KNOWS. It was based on a collection of the writings of inner city Bronx kids. While I've never seen it staged, I do quite enjoy the music. The cast featured a young Irene Cara and the late Northern Calloway of SESAME STREET fame.

DR Rodzinski - this show came through Ann Arbor on tour when I was a student there.  I'll see if I still have my program and tell you who was in the road company.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 02:12:20 PM
Do you remember the Canoe commercial that featured this seductive, seafaring bit of madness?

C...Come on over!
A...Alone
N...Now!
O...(female voice) Okay!
E...Etc. Etc!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: vixmom on September 21, 2005, 02:14:49 PM
Well vibes to me that the commute home won't be the nightmare its been all month.....

The LIE awaits!
 
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 02:15:20 PM
Sorry to hear that both DR Rodzinski and DR Ron Pulliam are feeling under the weather.

It was very foggy late into the morning here in SW Ohio and I worried that it would interfere with DR elmore's landing at Dayton International Airport.  Has anybody heard from him?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 02:17:16 PM
Commuting vibes for DR vixmom!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 02:19:43 PM
Last I checked, there was a Bollywood-type theatre beneath the Virgin Megastore in Times Square, showing 2-3 movies. Then there is a big theatre over on the East Side near 59th Street that shows several Indian movies.
Near my office here in Queens, there is a "Little India" type neighborhood with at least one Bollywood Theatre. So I would say there is a good chance there will be something you can watch.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:20:37 PM
Is it Laura's birthday?.

I TOLD y'all I haven't caught up.


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA!!![/move]
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:21:29 PM
Jason:

Your new avatar scares me.


(Have you heard from your Greek lately???)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:22:15 PM
Rodzinski:  I haven't seen "The Boatnicks" listed anywhere (and that means nada), but I have noted that "Million Dollar Duck" is now available on DVD.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:23:17 PM
I have/had a friend whose favorite cologne was Aramis.

Only trouble was, on him it smelled like Ajax.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:24:54 PM
I've been going through a bit of rough patch on EBay lately -- virtually EVERYthing I've bid on I've lost.

Odd that...to my way of thinking, since I've been using a bidding service.

I guess there's just a bunch of folks out there bidding more nowadays to counteract the last-second snipers.

Sigh.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 02:55:13 PM
OK, off to get my den cleaned and spiffed up for another night of TV watching.

Can't wait for LOST. So much drama!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:58:25 PM
Just got this in the mail....
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 02:58:56 PM
And it opens to reveal:
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 03:01:10 PM
DR Ron Pulliam: The Greek was supposed to call on Sunday. That didn't happen, which is par for the course. Thanks for asking, though.

DR MBarnum: As Rodzinski pointed out, there is a Loews theatre on the lower level of the Virgin Megastore in Times Square that has a large Indian/Bollywood audience.

Is the Paris theater still open across from the Plaza Hotel? They show foreign films including, I would assume, Bollywoodl.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 03:01:33 PM
Back from endless errands, but everything is done that needed to be done.

No packages once again.  I e-mailed both eBay sellers who are very delinquent - I've heard back from one, who told me he'd been under the weather and hadn't shipped a package that was paid for on Sept. 10.  He's shipping tomorrow, or so he says.  The other seller has not responded.  Very annoying.

The feds are trying to ban cell phone use in cars for teens.  How stupid is that?  They should ban them for EVERYONE EVERYWHERE.  No cell phone use in cars unless there's an emergency - period.  Yes, teens are just as wonky in a car on a cell as anyone, maybe more so, but to target them only is the height of stupidity.

And I hope they NAIL these gas companies - is there anyone anywhere who doesn't think that there has been manipulation.  There should be fines (and heavy ones) and a class action lawsuit to boot.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 03:02:34 PM
Truly frightening - unless Patti is the first victim.

Her CD performance I have never been able to get through. The DVD was marginally better.
Bernadette may have a been better choice!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 03:02:56 PM
And missing from the bottom of this section is the announcement that a new cast recording is forthcoming from Nonesuch Records:
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 03:06:33 PM
I guess I am the ONLY person in the WORLD who doesn't like SWEENEY TODD.  It gets lonely sometimes, but I have some free evenings when everyone else is at the theatre or listening to the CD.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 03:07:04 PM
Michael Cerveris MIGHT change my mind, though.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 03:07:22 PM
LORD OF THE FLIES 1963 is on TCM right now.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 03:07:32 PM
Hooray.  A cast recording not to get.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 03:08:20 PM
BBL
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Danise on September 21, 2005, 03:31:17 PM
Evening all!

I hate to say it but I am also having problems with the board in the mornings.  I only have a few minutes to say what I want before I have to head out the door.   When the board is so slow, I have to give up on trying to sign in and just leave.  

That's why you sometimes see a visitor around 7AM but nothing gets posted.  It's me.   :-\
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Danise on September 21, 2005, 03:32:27 PM
DR TomovOz, are those wild flowers in your pictures?  They are so lovely.  Do they have an odor?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: George on September 21, 2005, 03:35:11 PM
MY NAME IS EARL featured so much redneck humor, and it's just not my cup of tea. Yes, he got a tiny degree of enlightenment dealing with his gay ex-classmate dureing the episode, but I expect a comedy to make me laugh, and this one just didn't do that enough.

I saw the overnight ratings were HUGE for EARL compared to what NBC usually runs in that timeslot. That has to have made them feel good. (THE OFFICE had the same tepid ratings it garnered last year.)

I liked "My Name Is Earl" a lot (but not enough to say I "loved" it), but I just don't like (or get) "The Office."  It's like a one-line joke stretched out to an entire series.  "Reno 911," which also is mockumentary-style, is hilarious!  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 03:39:18 PM
DR TomovOz, are those wild flowers in your pictures?  They are so lovely.  Do they have an odor?
The flowers (except for the Cherry Blossom) are Australian native plants. They have been tamed and Colin does seem to have them under control most of the time. The waratahs do not have a scent. The wattle does.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 03:41:05 PM
I found it very it took a long time to log on to the board last night (About the same time Ben was posting - New York morning). Other internet sites were OK for me.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 03:53:15 PM
I've been proscrastinating.
TOTD (Only know the shows through Recordings or film)
The Tap Dance Kid
Cry The Beloved Country
In The Heat Of The Night
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 03:55:38 PM
DR Jose has overheard a few of the SWEENEY rehearsals and said they all sound fabulous. I think doing the show with 10 people is going to be a fascinating change and I can't wait to see/hear it.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 03:57:48 PM
And in case anyone is interested, Hurricane Rita has moved to a Category 5. Let's hope it loses strength before it hits Houston...
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 03:59:41 PM
I guess I am the ONLY person in the WORLD who doesn't like SWEENEY TODD.  It gets lonely sometimes, but I have some free evenings when everyone else is at the theatre or listening to the CD.

I'm at a loss...again.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 04:00:30 PM
Read and heard very mixed reports/reviews for the London production.. Ex HHW Allan in the UK did not like it at all.
The concept is certainly an interesting one - the big turn off for me though is the female star. Just can't get my ears to get past that.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:18:12 PM
Happy birthday DR Laura!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:19:20 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, I headed down to Times Square for no particular reason, and wandered here and there for no particular reason.  I also ran into Douglas Sills for no particular reason.  After about a half hour having no particular reason, I finally had a reason: grocery shopping.  So I walked up to the Whole Foods at Columbus Circle and picked up a few staples.  -As opposed to heading to Staples to pick up a few whole foods.  In any case...

It was nice to get out of the apartment for a bit, and now I'm back settling in for an evening of TV entertainments.

-Oh, and I'm having dinner now too.  The reason: because I'm hungry.  A nice salad, and a Jamaican Beef Patty (spicy).
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:19:53 PM
Happy Birthday DR DearReaderLaura!!!!

Is there a cake report yet?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:20:03 PM
Ugh! It was 97 degrees yesterday and 95 degrees today....note to the weather gods.....IT'S FALL  turn off the heat already!!!!!!

(Actually it's supposed to be 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. Can't wait)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 04:20:48 PM
Thanks DRs Rodzinski and Jason.

Did some digging around and this is playing at Loew's State Theater 4 on Broadway.

(http://www.indiaplaza.com/productimages/music/audiocd/images/salaamnamaste.jpg)

It is supposed to be a romantic comedy and might be a good one to catch. I will listen to the soundtrack when I get home to see if I like it.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:20:52 PM
~~~Good Health Vibes to DRs Ron Pullliam and Rodzinksi~~~
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:22:13 PM
And, yes, don't forget to bring your umbrellas.

-Because, of course, if you don't bring it, it will most definitely rain.

;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 04:24:12 PM
DR Jose - thank you for the affirmative answer to my question about The Donut Plant  :D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:24:56 PM
DR MattH - Were you able to access the info on the AFM website?  If so, any questions? comments?

*And I guess I should have warned you that the agreements are in the form of contracts, lots of legal-eze.  Thankfully, a lot of the locals will come up with a "plain English" version of the agreements in order to make it easier to understand.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 04:25:48 PM
They are also showing the Bollywood film JAMES. Looks like it might be a good double feature! LOL!

(http://fabmall.speedera.net/www.fabmall.com/Stores/MusicStore/Images/L05052005h3.jpg)
(http://www.indiaplaza.com/productimages/music/audiocd/images/james.jpg)

I mean, who knew?! Those Indian movies get better and better!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 21, 2005, 04:26:17 PM
DR Jose - thank you for the affirmative answer to my question about The Donut Plant  :D

You're welcome.

-And I guess I could get that questionnaire finished and sent out tonight too.  Time for me to stop PROCRASTINATING.

*I'm still not sure how to use the word FULCRUM.

;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: JMK on September 21, 2005, 04:28:42 PM
Happy Birthday, Laura.

The Me Nobody Knows is out on CD, BTW.  And the 5th Dimension had a middling late-career hit with "Light Sings" from that score.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ginny on September 21, 2005, 04:31:38 PM
In addition to experiencing the same slowness on this here site this morning that everybody else did, I made a rather unwelcome discovery about my keyboard.  The left, down, and right arrow keys were not working last night or this morning, so I went to the Apple site and did the eMac diagnostic, which resulted in my being advised to purchase a new keyboard.  Maybe I'll just see how long I can live without those keys - the computer is only a little over a year old.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:33:57 PM
The monarch butterflies migrate through here every year. It's an amazing sight, thousands of them...I took this one last summer
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 04:37:39 PM
Happy Birthday, Laura.

The Me Nobody Knows is out on CD, BTW.  And the 5th Dimension had a middling late-career hit with "Light Sings" from that score.
There are a few Dimension fans out here too. (TCB and myself).
"Light Sings" #44 1971 - Billboard
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:38:11 PM
Jet Blue flight being diverted back to California, flight from Burbank to JFK - the front landing gear is locked at a 90 degree angle and they can't land! Live on MSNBC right now!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 04:38:51 PM
A much better idea than sticking pins through them DR Cillaliz. Lovely pic.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:41:26 PM
A much better idea than sticking pins through them DR Cillaliz. Lovely pic.

Thanks. I agree about the pins. That just never seemed right to me, especially for the monarchs that fly thousands of miles when they migrate
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 04:43:38 PM
Tag line for Writer's Block, released October 2004: They say trying out a new musical can be murder.

Tag line for Sweeney Todd revival October 2005: Finding the perfect musical can be murder.

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 04:46:03 PM
Read and heard very mixed reports/reviews for the London production.. Ex HHW Allan in the UK did not like it at all.
The concept is certainly an interesting one - the big turn off for me though is the female star. Just can't get my ears to get past that.
I think the idea of Patti playing the tuba...well, I think it's the perfect instrument for her.

 ::)

This Playbill article (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/95215.html) gives the entire ensemble/instrument match-ups.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 04:50:50 PM
The perfect muffin has a good ful-crum texture.

Best I could do, sorry.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: George on September 21, 2005, 04:56:18 PM
Hooray.  A cast recording not to get.

I, of course, will be first in line!  I love Patti and Sweeney Todd.  But it is okay if you don't. ;)
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: S. Woody White on September 21, 2005, 04:57:26 PM
Der B is intently watching a news report: a Jet Blue airbus is circling over Los Angeles, with jammed landing gear.  They are going to try a soft landing, but haven't decided where to land.

Could be Burbank Airport, could be Long Beach, could be LAX, could even be Ontario.

It's making for a change of pace from hurricanes.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Danise on September 21, 2005, 04:57:55 PM
Sorry folks.  I've misplaced my poker for my PDA and am looking for it high and low.  Sigh.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 21, 2005, 04:57:58 PM
I keep wanting to create a sentence with the phrase
"wonder fulcrum attics"...but it's too complex and  above me.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 04:58:55 PM
Der B is intently watching a news report: a Jet Blue airbus is circling over Los Angeles, with jammed landing gear.  They are going to try a soft landing, but haven't decided where to land.

Could be Burbank Airport, could be Long Beach, could be LAX, could even be Ontario.

It's making for a change of pace from hurricanes.

They are on their way to LAX - looking for a foam landing
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 05:22:10 PM
I was in a plane that did an emergency landing at O'Hare once. There was some smoke in the cabin, so we turned around and went back to Chicago.  It was scary, but the REAL scare came when we were the only plane landing in Chicago and the runway was lined with firetrucks!

United gave us a whopping $20 off our next flight.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 05:22:32 PM
Page Nine!!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 05:26:38 PM
WOW! CNN has Captain Al Haynes! He's the guy who did the cartwheel landing in Sioux City on United Flight 232 when the hydrolics went out.  I thought of that immediately. There were tons of survivors.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 05:27:01 PM
Now a tornado on the ground in Minneapolis!! What a night!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 05:43:49 PM
I'm sooooo hungry.  Won't be eating until seven.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 06:20:08 PM
Woo Hoo! Let's hear it for JetBlue!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: MBarnum on September 21, 2005, 06:37:20 PM
All I can say is "Whew!"
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 06:42:55 PM
The people on the flight were watching MSNBC! That had to be a bit scary
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 06:44:51 PM
Happy Birthday DR DearReaderLaura!!!!

Is there a cake report yet?

No cake, but my 10-year-old buddy and I went out for ice cream and I ordered this:
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 06:47:36 PM
Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes and the beautiful nature pictures.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 06:48:36 PM
And DR Sandra gave me these lovely bird accessories for my office:
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 06:50:01 PM
I shall now be on my way to sup at Du-Par's - a dinner/production meeting.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 07:32:25 PM

Lovery birthday gift, DR Laura. And look very delicious the big chocolate(?) parfait!!! :P
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 07:35:37 PM

DR Cillaliz,
Pretty monarch butterfly!
I have ONLY one black swallowtail butterfly in my garden every year. I have no idea for sure if it migrates from somewhere or it’s born(incubate?) and lays eggs in a same point in my tiny garden annually. Actually it comes flying to same flowers, Agapantbus.
And I, too, agree about the pins.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Hisaka on September 21, 2005, 07:36:35 PM

I like un film "Cry Freedom".
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 07:42:08 PM
Beautiful photo DR Hisaka
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 21, 2005, 07:56:55 PM
Where else on all the internet do folks see such beautiful things when they go outside?  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:02:26 PM
I got that SWEENEY TODD circular in the mail as well. I did not like Patti in the televised concert AT ALL, so the circular went directly into the trash.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:06:43 PM
DR George, you and DR Rodzinski are in the majority about THE OFFICE. Its audience dropped about 50% from the audience tuned it to MY NAME IS EARL.

I laughed several times during the show and thoroughly enjoyed it. Comedy is such an individual thing, and obviously this hits something in me that it doesn't in others.

I have a feeling SCRUBS will be back in two weeks to fill this spot. NBC won't stand for that kind of rating erosion from one half hour to the next.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:09:01 PM
LOST tonight was a thing of beauty. Grandly suspenseful, funny, tear-inducing, and, naturally, perplexing as new mysteries are uncovered as soon as old ones are solved.

Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Sandra on September 21, 2005, 08:13:11 PM
Tomorrow is going to be a very bad day. My number has come up and I have an appointment to talk to the dreaded Dr. C. tomorrow at 2:00. Can I have some vibes please?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:14:06 PM
LAW & ORDER was also an outstanding program tonight. As usual with this show. it took a fairly mundane-seeming crime (kidnapping) and put a spin on it so that a decision had to be made that was damned-if-you-do; damned-if-you-dont, and let matters play themselves out.

No show has ever set up such conundrums with such expertise as LAW & ORDER.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:15:23 PM
I also started watching the Americanized version of SHALL WE DANCE. Based on the first 45 minutes or so, charming.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jason on September 21, 2005, 08:16:17 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOOD VIBES TO DR SANDRA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:32:15 PM
I saw that scary landing of the jet with the faulty landing gear. Harrowing!

The world is a scary place just about everywhere you look now.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 08:33:49 PM
I thought about DR JRand today when I saw the list of DVD releases for next week:

WE'RE NO ANGELS with Humphrey Bogart. How ironic it becomes available the week after your version is over. Now, you can have it with you always.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 08:35:46 PM
Back from Du-Par's, where I ate way too much food.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 08:36:14 PM
It's already tomorrow here DR Sandra.  You got through it Ok.  Vibes anyway.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:42:11 PM
Wasn't today the meeting with Miss Shirley deFazio?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:43:49 PM
I thought about DR JRand today when I saw the list of DVD releases for next week:

WE'RE NO ANGELS with Humphrey Bogart. How ironic it becomes available the week after your version is over. Now, you can have it with you always.

Yes, I think it's probably coming out in self-defense.  ;D


VIBES for DR SANDRA.  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~~~~~[/move]
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 08:44:38 PM
Good vibes DR Sandra, I'll drink a Cherry Coke and think of you
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 08:44:52 PM
Page 10! cool beans
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:45:14 PM
Thanks DRGEORGE for understanding.  Patti is okay - I like her.  It's the SHOW.  Maybe I just need to see a good production of it.  Saw one that wasn't so hot and it got onto my last nerve.

A good production would cure that, I am sure, because Mr Sondheim is, of course, Mr SONDHEIM.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 08:46:41 PM
Well I have a ticket for October 3, it's the first night of previews so I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing....I will let you know how well she plays the tuba
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:48:33 PM
Watched DRJOSE's favorite show (or one of them) So You Think You Can Dance?

Aptly named program, for sure.

All of their choreographers should be fired immediately, if not sooner.  There were NO disco steps in the disco routine.  The Argentine Tango was my favorite, but the judges hated it.  And the solo dances were all split leaps and gymnastics except for the.....well - is pole-dancing really the NEW dance form?  The girls were all dancing like strippers.  WELL like I have been lead to believe strippers dance - and the guys were nearly as bad.

Some training was evident in some of them - and one judge told the hiphop guy that he should head right for Broadway!  Guess Starbucks needs a new busboy there.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:49:18 PM
She'll be the best damn tuba player onstage that night, that's for sure.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:50:37 PM
I am NOT used to being home on Wednesday nights.  I should be doing something.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Cillaliz on September 21, 2005, 08:51:02 PM
She'll be the best damn tuba player onstage that night, that's for sure.
;D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:53:30 PM
I thought that slogan sounded familiar, and at first I thought it was a card advertising REWIND.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:53:54 PM
Time for bed.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Jrand70 on September 21, 2005, 08:56:22 PM
Since DR RLP is feeling bad anyway, I may as well add this!  ;D
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:04:32 PM
I've been going through a bit of rough patch on EBay lately -- virtually EVERYthing I've bid on I've lost.

I, on the other hand, had tremendous luck yesterday on eBay.  I picked up original window cards for both Equus and Man Of La Mancha for just $4.99 each!  I have been searching for Equus for over a year now.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: George on September 21, 2005, 09:06:58 PM
I am NOT used to being home on Wednesday nights.  I should be doing something.

Well, I'm not used to NOT being home!  I'm still at work (had to get the invoices ready for the board meeting so that they could be paid...and it had to be done TODAY!!) and I'm just now finished.  I'll borrow my niece's tape of "Lost" because it's starting RIGHT NOW and I'm not home.  I'm going to get something to eat and not watch it until I can see the whole thing from beginning to end. :-\
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 21, 2005, 09:16:43 PM
Tomorrow is going to be a very bad day. My number has come up and I have an appointment to talk to the dreaded Dr. C. tomorrow at 2:00. Can I have some vibes please?

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~ ~ ~ ~ ~  VIBES FOR DR SANDRA  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~[/move]

DR Sandra, smile a lot and wear something pretty.  Take your epee and flourish it a few times during the appointment, just to show this clown that you ain't taking any of his guff.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:28:28 PM
Well, I'm not used to NOT being home!  I'm still at work (had to get the invoices ready for the board meeting so that they could be paid...and it had to be done TODAY!!) and I'm just now finished.  I'll borrow my niece's tape of "Lost" because it's starting RIGHT NOW and I'm not home.  I'm going to get something to eat and not watch it until I can see the whole thing from beginning to end. :-\

You will not want to miss a SECOND of it. Wonderful show tonight. Even some homoeroticism; not sure if it was planned, but it certainly was present!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Matt H. on September 21, 2005, 09:29:10 PM
And now at this late hour, I'm headed for bed.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of his day.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 09:46:19 PM
Meeting with CW is tomorrow.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 09:51:31 PM
Just listened to a tape that we had of the demos Tony Orlando had done for the musical of RAISIN.  Haven't pulled out that tape in a while, made me feel good to listen to it.

(How could I have forgotten to list TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN when the Topic of the Day was favorite variety shows?)  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 09:54:58 PM
If you ever see the paperback of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS for cheap, pick it up. It contains some just unbelievable writing by kids. It really shows you the power of the human spirit.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 09:57:19 PM
I saw CW the other day in the park. She was talking with some dude, and I distinctly heard her say, "He'd kill us if he found out." I could be wrong. That's what it sounded like she said. Some guy was playing bongos really loud and it was hard to hear exactly...
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 10:06:06 PM
I like the Fifth Dimension. The group that is.

My only issue with them is that back in the day they must have released a record every month. And many had the same tunes on them. And some LPs you thought were new were really collections, and some Greatest Hits collections were missing key hits. So it was overly complicated, and thus their LPs haunt every bargain bin across this nation. But that sound!!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 10:07:22 PM
I'm up taking all kinds of fluids and elixirs that are supposed to heal me.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 10:08:08 PM
Time to wussberger, or is it wussburger.  (Actually had the Westway Burger with cheese for dinner tonight, which the Westway claims is the best burger in town.  It actually was very very  good, but the best?)

Good night, all.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: FJL on September 21, 2005, 10:10:20 PM
Hope you feel better real quick, DR Rodzinski.  
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Rodzinski on September 21, 2005, 10:10:45 PM
Good night, FJL!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: Tomovoz on September 21, 2005, 11:04:26 PM
Hugging a Teddy Bear always helps with everything DR Rodzinski.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 11:35:24 PM
It's the ATTACK OF THE WUSSBURGERS.  Not only WUSSBURGERS, but WUSSBURGERS WITH CHEESE!
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 11:35:56 PM
I am becoming quite senile.  I sit here and remember something I must do, and then I immediately forget it.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 21, 2005, 11:36:29 PM
Has Ann caught up?
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:03:01 AM
Jed's here, Jed's gone, without so much as a post.  I feel a proper bitch-slapping is in order.
Title: Re:PROCRASTINATING
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:03:13 AM
And one for Maalox.