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Title: THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:05:58 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've eyed the notes, the notes have eyed you, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're being quite ocular, you know.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:07:29 AM
And the word of the day is: PHLEBITIS!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:35:11 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 12:35:46 AM
Favorite cheesy horror - The Creeping Terror or, as I like to call it, Five Men In A Carpet.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 01:03:38 AM
Phlebitis.. Nah!  Too easy.
Could almost be the name of a cheesy horror movie though.

My cheesy horror double "Beaches meets Steel Magnolias".
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 01:04:24 AM
"Jaws"  the shark looked so bad!!!!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 01:08:06 AM
One of my favorite cheesy horror movies:  Beware! The Blob! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068271/)  I remember when I was seven or eight years old, watching this on late-night TV with my sister and several friends at a sleep-over at our house.  It scared the crap out of me!  Now, it's just a gelatinous pile of cheese. ;)

At that time, I used to sleep with my arm under my pillow and my hand sticking out from under the pillow up by my headboard.  After I saw the first part of that movie (I was too scared to watch all of it), I was afraid that The Blob was under my bed and wanted to eat my hand!  Not me, just my hand.  I couldn't sleep with my hand sticking out after that, and haven't since.  I have actually tried a couple of times when I was older (when I wasn't scared anymore), but it was just plain uncomfortable. ::)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 01:09:38 AM
I always forget that "Beware! The Blob" was directed by Larry Hagman!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 01:18:39 AM
I'm off to sleep.  Have a good evening, Tomovoz!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 01:24:21 AM
Goodnight George.. The Manhatten Transfer have been played a lot.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Hisaka on September 22, 2005, 01:53:01 AM
I watched Girl with a Suitcase (La Ragazza con La Valigia), which is not a cheesy horror/sci-fi movie ;), and Claudia Cardinale was young and very cute. And the music is interesting, especially Tintarella Di Luna is set effectively and freshly into one of highposts in it.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Danise on September 22, 2005, 03:49:30 AM
Morning BK, what are you doing up so early?

The board is very slow again.  

I'm so glad that plane came down ok.  I had to watch it on the net because Tivo was getting Lost for me.

Have a wonderful day every one!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 04:05:17 AM
Again, I had to come in through the main page.  Maybe the host does maintenence in the middle of the night?

I woke up at three-thirty feeling completely nauseous with that awful taste one gets in one's throat.  I'm  trying to get my tummy to calm down - chewed a couple of Tums which were, of course, completely nauseating.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:07:03 AM
CReeping TError would also be my choice. It was the first title that came to my head.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:08:18 AM
I always forget that "Beware! The Blob" was directed by Larry Hagman!

1) It was billed as: "The film that "JR" shot!"

2) BK's very own Cindy Williams was in the film
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 04:11:06 AM
The Brain That Wouldn't Die is also excellent cheese.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 04:11:38 AM
I think the tummy is finally starting to calm down, at least it feels that way.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:14:47 AM
So if Cindy Williams does the show.

How about if CW and BK recreate the Bachelor Bills musical number from The Creature Wasn't Nice aka Spaceship aka Naked Gun
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:15:32 AM
So that's why you are up so early BK. Feel better soon.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:18:54 AM
Seeing DR Jason new avitar. Reminds me of the movie "Bananas" directed etc etc by Woody Allen where J. Edgar Hoover (head of the FBI for those too young to remember who he was)  was revealed to be a big black woman!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 04:26:42 AM
It all depends on Cindy's sched in terms of what she does in the benefit.  She may just introduce the beginning of the show, introduce a segment in the show or, if she has the time and feels like it, may do a little scene (we've talked about recreating our little infamous scene from Luv), or perhaps a song.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 04:27:42 AM
Throat is starting to feel more normal.  You know how it goes when you have that little "bile" in your throat and it feels all weird and sore and everything.  Blechhh.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 05:53:22 AM
Good morning, Michael.  Hope your back is improving.

For the topic of the day, do the movies have to have monsters?  If not, a movie I hated when I first saw it, but later grew to really appreciate was MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH.  The extreme low budget became part of its charm when I took another look at it years after its premiere.  
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 05:55:14 AM
BRECHT AND BILE - That could be a sort-of cerebral horror film.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:01:26 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...  And is BK up too at this hour?  Hmm...

Only the PHLEBITIS knows.

In any case...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:04:12 AM
Topic of the Day - The only one that comes to mind is that horrible adaptation of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn".   But somehow, they managed to make a CotC2, and I believe even a CotC3.  Was there a 4??!?!?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:08:49 AM
And speaking of horror movies...

I've been seeing the trailers for the remake of "The Fog", and I was trying to remember if the original version of "The Fog" was actually that scary?  I remember the commercials for it being a little creepy.  And I remember Adrienne Barbeau was in it too.  And John Houseman!  But I seem to remember that once I actually saw the movie, I didn't think it was that scary.  I think I was expecting more guts and gore, instead of all that suspense.

Who knows?  Do you?

???
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:09:38 AM
In any case... I need to get ready to head down to Ripley-Grier...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 06:14:55 AM
TOD
Attack of The Killer Tomatoes
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 06:16:47 AM
In any case... I need to get ready to head down to Ripley-Grier...

Laters...

Have a lovely day!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 06:25:51 AM
The Abominable Dr. Phlebitis was one scary movie.

TOD:

The Beginning of the End
Santa Claus vs The Martians
Plan 9 From Outer Space

Favorite Cheesy TV Series:
Lost In Space
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matthew on September 22, 2005, 06:47:27 AM
cheesy horror - velveeta
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ben on September 22, 2005, 06:56:22 AM
Jose won't see this but Mr. Anthony Morelli will be at Ripley-Grier today also.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 06:59:45 AM
Jose won't see this but Mr. Anthony Morelli will be at Ripley-Grier today also.

 

~~~VIBES ~~~~
for DR Ben's DP Mr. Anthony Morelli!!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 07:01:32 AM
Good morning!  I'm halfway through my usual 9-11am Thursdays shift at the first desk people come to when they enter the library - I need DR TPunk's social work degree or DR Cillaliz's law degree to help the people I've dealt with so far  ::)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 07:04:25 AM
DR vixmom - My DH Richard received in the mail yesterday an American Girl doll catalog (talk about misdirected marketing!).  Would the Vixter like to have it?  I have some other things for her that I'll bring to NYC with me and will add that if she's interested.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:04:48 AM
For DR Sandra and her meeting today

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~VIBES~~~~~[/move]
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 07:05:53 AM
cheesy horror and sci-fi is my life!

Horror of Party Beach
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
Wasp Woman
Creeping Terror
Night of the Blood Beast
....oh gosh there are just too many to list! LOL!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:08:38 AM
Good morning!  I'm halfway through my usual 9-11am Thursdays shift at the first desk people come to when they enter the library - I need DR TPunk's social work degree or DR Cillaliz's law degree to help the people I've dealt with so far  ::)

Have you seen the new DHL commercail regarding customer service?  Its hysterical.  It is also very similar to the treatment we get around here

If you wan to pretend you work in my local CVS you could try this approach, it seems to fit all occassions, all requests:

YOU:  "Whaddayawant?"

Client: "                                          "

YOU: "We ain't got any, ya can try again tammara"

See, now isn't that easier?



Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 07:09:41 AM
What was the name of the movie about alligators in the sewer? Was it just ALLIGATOR? I saw it on TV when I was just a sprig of a twig of a lad. Normally I'd say it scared the poop out of me, but after being told that the alligator would come up through the toilet bowl and bite my butt, I think I "held it" for a couple of days.

Moms can be so cruel sometimes...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:12:26 AM
DR vixmom - My DH Richard received in the mail yesterday an American Girl doll catalog (talk about misdirected marketing!).  Would the Vixter like to have it?  I have some other things for her that I'll bring to NYC with me and will add that if she's interested.
Oh!  I wonder if it's different than the ones we get in NY... if it's not too much trouble to bring along I know she would love to see it.

It seems that their marketing department tries different catalogs in different areas, one of my co-workers lives in a much more affluential area than I do and she will bring in catalogs that are vastly different than the ones we get, (although the prices are the same, unlike what I understand Victoria's Secret was doing a few years back....).
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:16:31 AM
What was the name of the movie about alligators in the sewer? Was it just ALLIGATOR? I saw it on TV when I was just a sprig of a twig of a lad. Normally I'd say it scared the poop out of me, but after being told that the alligator would come up through the toilet bowl and bite my butt, I think I "held it" for a couple of days.

Moms can be so cruel sometimes...

 ;D  That's our job, lad, that's our job....
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:17:58 AM
I spy me an elmore!! Glad to see that you arrived safe and sound. I hope your trip was uneventful, and that you and yours are having a lovely reunion.

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Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 07:19:49 AM
Good morning, all!  For some reason I cannot access yesterday's posts.

I'm in the Middletown Public Library catching up on the world events.  My trip to LaGuardia was very strange yesterday.  The ticket was via United Airlines but the flight was a US Air shuttle:  two different terminals, so I ended up having to walk back to USAir with my luggage, a 5-10 minute walk.  At the ticket counter, I was put on hold while my driver's license and ID were checked as a "security threat."  All omes were telling me not to fly yesterday.

I landed safely, spent the afternoon with my Father and his girlfriend, then went to my brother Tom's for the car they were lending me.  I met the members of my brother and sister-in-law's bluegrass band, saw my other brother Randy and my two nephews Cory and Matt, both recently graduated from high school and thriving.  Because I had been up at 4:45 am, I was in bed by 9.  

Today I'm trying to figure my social calendar.  I now have tonight, part of Saturday, Sunday night, and Monday open.  DRGinny, since there's no accessible phone for me (don't ask about my Father and Verizon!), email me about what options are good for you and Richard.  Oy!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 07:32:48 AM
Hi DR elmore - Welcome to Ohio.  I just sent you a message.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:39:20 AM
This is my theme song of the day



Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,
Guess I'll go eat worms,
Long, thin, slimy ones; Short, fat, juicy ones,
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms.

Down goes the first one, down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Up comes the first one, up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,
think I'll go eat worms...
big fat juicy ones, little slimy skinny ones,
hope they don't have germs!


Nobody loves me, everybody hates me
Think I'll go and eat worms
Long ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones
See how they wriggle and squirm

I bite off the heads, and suck out the juice
And throw the skins away
Nobody knows how fat I grow
On worms three times a day
Ohh...nobody loves me.


Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,
Think I'll go eat worms.
Big fat juicy ones, Eensie weensy squeensy ones,
See how they wiggle and squirm.

Chomp off their heads and squeeze out the juice
And throw their tails away
Nobody knows how I survive
On worms three times a day.


Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
I'm goin' down the garden to eat worms
Long thin slimy ones, short fat fuzzy ones
Ooey gooey, ooey gooey worms

Long thin slimy ones slip down easily
Short fat fuzzy ones don't
Short fat fuzzy ones stick to your teeth
And the juice goes slurpin' (slurping noise) down your throat

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:39:40 AM
I hope nobody is eating breakfast
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:41:34 AM
Good morning!

I took my walk this morning just because I had skipped it the last two mornings due to humidity. It wasn't terrible humidity this morning, but it was less than comfortable.

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:43:06 AM
And now the brilliant forecasters are saying that cooler temperatures won't get here until Monday!

Another in the long, long line of postponements of cool weather. Very disappointing.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:44:25 AM
On the topic of the day, I'd have to pick Ed Wood's BRIDE OF THE MONSTER. Really terrible and more laugh inducing than scary.

I have to admit, though, that I'm not a big fan of this kind of horror film. I'm glad we do have some experts here on the subject, though, and I'll read their posts today with interest.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 07:45:42 AM
MattH Thank you for lettingme know about CSI last night.  I was on the edge of me seat and I knew how it had to turn out!! (having already seen the previews for tonigt's show)

Very well done., and what a nice little bonus to see Frank Gorshin one last time.

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Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:45:57 AM
Would you experts consider TARANTULA one of these B-movies? I don't, and I think it's great, but perhaps my fondness for it over the decades has blinded me to its lapses.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:47:39 AM
MattH Thank you for lettingme know about CSI last night.  I was on the edge of me seat and I knew how it had to turn out!! (having already seen the previews for tonigt's show)

Very well done., and what a nice little bonus to see Frank Gorshin one last time.



I'm so glad you liked it. I remember having the same reaction last spring when I saw it. I wanted to see it again, but there was too much to watch on the other networks. I'll see it when the 5th Season DVD set comes out, and I get it.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:49:26 AM
I went ahead last night and ordered a used copy of SHALL WE DANCE ($7) because I had enjoyed the first half so much that I recorded off STARZ! I'll finish it today.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 07:51:23 AM
Did anyone watch INVASION last night and want to offer up a critique? DR Jennifer, you said before that you were going to watch it. Did you? Anyone else?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 07:54:34 AM
Topic of the Day - The only one that comes to mind is that horrible adaptation of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn".   But somehow, they managed to make a CotC2, and I believe even a CotC3.  Was there a 4??!?!?
Yes, there was a 4.  A friend of der B's and mine, Gary dePew, was a producer for both 3 and 4.  There apparently was also a 5, but Gary wasn't involved with that one.  (There are limits, after all!   ::))
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 08:06:18 AM
Have you seen the new DHL commercail regarding customer service?  Its hysterical.  It is also very similar to the treatment we get around here.
Yes, I've seen the commercial.  Speaking from the other side of the counter, the behavior shown on the commercial is more like what I've seen from the customers.   :-\
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 08:09:11 AM
Did anyone watch INVASION last night and want to offer up a critique? DR Jennifer, you said before that you were going to watch it. Did you? Anyone else?
I think der Brucer taped it.  (I have dibs on 10 o'clock Wednesdays if there's a new Good Eats episode, and there was!)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 08:12:54 AM
Today is Elephant Appreciation Day.

It is also National Centenarian's Day.

(Interesting pairing.)

It is St. Maurice's Day, the patron saint of knife grinders.

And it is St. Phoca's Day, the patron saint of gardeners.

(That's for those of you with no interest in knife grinding.)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 08:16:54 AM
Time to go to work.

TOD: The Sci-Fi Channel seems to be making a lot of new B-Movies, and showing them on Saturdays.  Fortunately, I lead a busier life than they would like me to be living.   ;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 08:20:50 AM
Have you seen the new DHL commercail regarding customer service?  Its hysterical.  It is also very similar to the treatment we get around here


I have seen that commercial and it is hilarious!
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Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 08:37:34 AM
No sorry, DR MattH, I did not watch INVASION.  But I did watch APPRENTICE: Martha Stewart and liked it very much. It is very similar to the original apprentice.

There are very few new shows that interested me when i read about them. I will definitely watch GHOST WHISPERER tomorrow though.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 08:42:55 AM
Today is Elephant Appreciation Day.

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 08:48:30 AM
Did anyone watch INVASION last night and want to offer up a critique? DR Jennifer, you said before that you were going to watch it. Did you? Anyone else?

Yeah, I planned on Tivo'ing it but I wound up watching it instead.  I can't exactly say that it was compelling, but I wouldn't call it bad or uninvolving, either.

It felt kind of rushed.  In the opening scenes there was some sense of dread about the approaching hurricane (and later with the falling lights), but by the second commercial break, the storm had passed.  After that there was just a series of "oddities", none of which I found really intriguing.

The strengths of the show are its cast and the direction by Tommie Schlamme (I particularly liked the doctor/mother and both daughters.)  The writing is also strong when it deals on the personal level--the show throws a large cast in short amount of time, but I had no trouble discerning their tangled relationships, plus some underlaying feelings that I'm sure will eventually come into play.  If the invasion mystery builds and has enough interesting twists, I might give this show a go.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 08:50:27 AM
I watched "Invasion" last night.

If you DON'T WANT to know about the story concept, or the "gist" of what happens, read no further.

I could barely contain my amusement at the credits, being all "created by, written by, produced by, conceived by, dreamed by, etc., etc.", (or so it seemed)..."Shaun Cassidy."

And when Shaun wasn't creating the world...er...umm.."word," everything else was being done by Thomas Schlamme.

The show was very good.  No wasted  time...really good effects re: hurricane and aftermath.  Nice tension buildups.

But...there are lights in the water...and they attack people who, when they're alone, are later found naked.  And they smell different.  And folks who know/love them don't think they're REALLY their loved ones any more.  Oh, yeah!  And they "commune" with others who have also been found naked after being lost in the area where there are lights in the water.

It's all WAY TOO reminiscent, in concept (sorry, Shaun!!!) to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."  
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 09:14:37 AM
Wow, a TV program discussion in which I can actually participate!  I watched the beginning of Invasion with DH Richard after I got home from work last night.

...The strengths of the show are its cast and the direction by Tommie Schlamme (I particularly liked the doctor/mother and both daughters.)...

We kept saying to each other, about the doctor/mother, "What have we seen her in?"  She looked so familiar.  DH finally got on IMDB and determined that we'd seen her in the Nero Wolfe series.  Of course.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 09:36:25 AM
Wow, a TV program discussion in which I can actually participate!  I watched the beginning of Invasion with DH Richard after I got home from work last night.We kept saying to each other, about the doctor/mother, "What have we seen her in?"  She looked so familiar.  DH finally got on IMDB and determined that we'd seen her in the Nero Wolfe series.  Of course.

Looking at IMDB, I realized I had seen her in that A Very Married Christmas TV movie, but she didn't register with me in that.  Last night she reminded me a lot of Kathy Baker in Picket Fences.

Her name is Kari Matchett, BTW (Bite The Whale!)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 09:39:48 AM
Have you seen the new DHL commercail regarding customer service?  Its hysterical.  It is also very similar to the treatment we get around here

Don't think I've seen the DHL spot, but will watch for it.  My coworkers all agree that there seems to be a real epidemic of weirdness among our clients.  Sound familiar, DR Jason?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 09:40:35 AM
I thought it was interesting that they prefaced "Invasion" with a "In light of recent events" disclaimer. I understand WHY...just thought it was interesting.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 09:48:28 AM
It's 12:48 and carrot-stick girl is grazing on some almonds. She goes to lunch in an hour and a half - does she REALLY need to smack her lips around a whole bag of almonds right now? And she wonders why she lost her dancer's figure... ::)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 09:48:32 AM
I thought it was interesting that they prefaced "Invasion" with a "In light of recent events" disclaimer. I understand WHY...just thought it was interesting.

I didn't think what was shown was THAT graphic.

But...touchy-feely...nothing exceeds quite as well as excess.

And they got "points" with some of the audience.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 09:49:09 AM
One Katrina aftermath story that I've been following has to do with the American Library Association, of which I've been a member for 30+ years:

"Due to the tragedy that has befallen New Orleans and the fact that it is scheduled to be the site of ALA's 2006 Annual Conference, there have been many questions regarding our plans for this conference.  Most importantly, there will be an ALA 2006 Annual Conference. If it is not held in New Orleans, it will be held elsewhere. Conference Services has been in talks with other cities and there are other alternatives. We will advise attendees of the exact location before Early Bird registration opens December 1, 2005."

The real irony, now that we're watching Rita take aim at Texas, is that ALA's midwinter conference is scheduled for San Antonio in January, 2006.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 10:01:28 AM
Sounds like someone has it out for the librarians.

San Antonio is in the center of Texas - well enough inland that it shouldn't be affected by the hurricane. Now, it is entirely possible that San Antone could be wiped out by a tornado, though... If that were to happen, I think I'd get out of the book business if I were you!   ;)

I've been following the stories about the zoos and aquariums. Thank God someone had the foresight to build the Audubon Zoo on high ground.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 10:07:03 AM
Off to a closing I go...  have a lovely day
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 10:21:01 AM
Goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob g’goo!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 10:23:01 AM
Sounds like someone has it out for the librarians.

San Antonio is in the center of Texas - well enough inland that it shouldn't be affected by the hurricane. Now, it is entirely possible that San Antone could be wiped out by a tornado, though... If that were to happen, I think I'd get out of the book business if I were you!   ;)

Believe me, retirement is looking better and better!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 10:30:50 AM
Do people know that our postings here show up as results in Google searches?  Heather Spore (who was in LAST STARFIGHTER) is starting perfs in Two River's UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG tonight, and I googled to see if any of the coverage of UMBRELLAS mentioned her role in LAST STARFIGHTER, and one of the results was my posting about it a while back from right here on this board.   Very cool, indeed.  
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 10:34:53 AM
Throat is starting to feel more normal.  You know how it goes when you have that little "bile" in your throat and it feels all weird and sore and everything.  Blechhh.

Thanks for sharing. :P
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 10:36:23 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

google is how a lot of people find this here site.

I was awakened by a telephonic call.  I finally managed to fall asleep at about five, and the call came in at ten-twenty, so I at least got a few hours of sleep.  And if one has to be awakened by a telephonic call it should always be a voice as lovely as the one that woke me - Miss Linda Purl.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 10:48:19 AM
Today is Elephant Appreciation Day.

It is also National Centenarian's Day.

(Interesting pairing.)

It is St. Maurice's Day, the patron saint of knife grinders.

And it is St. Phoca's Day, the patron saint of gardeners.

(That's for those of you with no interest in knife grinding.)

And according to my Futurama calendar, it's "Hobbit Day" (I know not where) and Joan Jett's birthday (born 1960). ;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 10:51:50 AM
TOD
Attack of The Killer Tomatoes

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/attack_of_the_killer_tomatoes.jpg)


And then there's Kondom des Grauens (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116791/) (aka "Killer Condom")...which I've never seen. ::)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 11:31:55 AM
Someone kill me now. I just paid some bills and ended up paying out $400 in one fell swoop. We don't get paid until next week, so I'm stressing just a tad. I did call my boss at the Met, though, and let him know that I'm available to work, so hopefully he'll get me on the schedule ASAP.

At least I have some money in the bank this year - remember a couple summers ago when I had $1.25 in my checking account? That was the summer I did Bucks Co. Playhouse. Damn them...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 11:32:06 AM
Of course yesterday, I got the name wrong....it's Miss Shirley FEENEY!  And the meeting is today.  Perhaps I need one of those new fangled PDA's to keep track of everybody!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 11:34:11 AM
THE CRAWLING EYE....I always wondered if they came up with that premise after they rejected THE CRAWLING EAR and THE CRAWLING NOSE.  Neither would have been as scary as THE CRAWLING EYEBALL!

TOD:

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, of course
The Creeping Terror
Phantom From Space
Beginning of the End
Frankenstein's Daughter
The Crawling Hand (cousin of The Crawling Eye, no doubt)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 11:50:09 AM
I have never given the Evil Eye to anyone, but I'm giving it to carrot-stick right this minute. She's done with her almonds and has moved on to potato chips with her lunch. SAVE ME!!!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:00:04 PM
DRGinny, I just answered your PM.

DRMichael Barnum, this morning I sent you the latest Village Voice for your pre-Manhattan perusal.

I finally read yesterday's posts:  I, too, liked MY NAME IS EAR, but I find THE OFFICE a hard go, because Steve Carel's character is such a total oaf.

On another topic of yesterday, I can't say I'm looking forward to the new SWEENEY TODD, since I feel it's an off-Broadway experimental piece rather than a Broadway show at Broadway prices, but as to the work itself, I think it's the greatest opera written in the past 40 years.

DRGinny, just saw Douglas, the chief librarian; he was weird in 1978 and he's more peculiar now!  What is it about big fishes and small ponds?



Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:00:56 PM
I have never given the Evil Eye to anyone, but I'm giving it to carrot-stick right this minute. She's done with her almonds and has moved on to potato chips with her lunch. SAVE ME!!!

DRJason, poison the bitch!

More to follow.  Ta!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 12:01:15 PM
THE CRAWLING EYE....I always wondered if they came up with that premise after they rejected THE CRAWLING EAR and THE CRAWLING NOSE.  Neither would have been as scary as THE CRAWLING EYEBALL!

Isn't it based on a true story?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 12:01:57 PM
It lives 50 feet beneath the city.
It's 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds.
...And it's about to break out!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 12:03:53 PM
I finally read yesterday's posts:  I, too, liked MY NAME IS EAR, but I find THE OFFICE a hard go, because Steve Carel's character is such a total oaf.

MY NAME IS EAR?  An alternate title to DR Jrand's THE CRAWLING EAR, perhaps?

Too bad you typed THE OFFICE correctly.    :D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 12:09:11 PM
DRGinny, I just answered your PM.

And I just answered your answer.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 12:13:40 PM
Thanks DR Elmore!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 12:15:28 PM
I will add KING KONG ESCAPES to my list for the TOD: I love this Japanese monster film....and Universal  is releasing it on DVD (finally) on a double feature with KING KONG VS GODZILLA in November!!! Hurray!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:23:00 PM
MY NAME IS EAR?  An alternate title to DR Jrand's THE CRAWLING EAR, perhaps?
Too bad you typed THE OFFICE correctly.    :D
;D ;D  Thanks, Den-T-M!

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:26:53 PM
Good Afternoon!

I had a positively groovy morning at Ripley-Grier playing disco songs for a few hours.  And there were some amazing singers called in, including BK's beloved, and our very own, Juliana Hansen.  -And, I have to say, she looked stunning!  S-t-u-n-n-i-n-g!  A great dress, and legs for days!

*And, DR Jrand - Lisa Brescia also came in.  -And she was also at the Evita call I played last week - and I meant to tell you that last week.

After the auditions were done, and we finished early, I just walked around the studios for a bit.  I did notice that Mill Mountain was in the room around the corner from us, but I did not spot DR Ben's ever-lovin' Ant.  However, I did run into DR elmore's pal, Joseph Kolinksi, as well as my friend, Anne Kanengeiser - always a pleasure to see her.  She played Fosca when I did Passion, and she was Eleanor Roosevelt when I played Eleanor: An American Love Story at Ford's Theatre.

...And I even hung out for a little bit again listening to the cast of Sweeney Todd - or Teeny-Tiny Sweeney as it is being called (as opposed to the Roundabout's just Teeney Sweeney - through the door.  I have to say, the actors/singers/instrumentalists have great intonation.

Then when I grabbed lunch downstairs, I ran into the casting director from Arena Stage - which was a good thing, since I was still trying to confirm the schedule for the final set of Damn Yankees auditions next week.

Oh...

BK - Juliana sends her love.  <mwah>
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:28:14 PM
DRMichael Barnum, this morning I sent you the latest Village Voice for your pre-Manhattan perusal.



Hmm... I wonder if I should send DR MBarnum the latest issues of "HX" and "Next" too.

;)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:30:24 PM
RE: "Invasion" - Well, as DR Ron Pulliam pointed out in his quasi-spoiler post, the show does resemble the famous movie(s).  In fact, from all the previews I've been seeing, I thought that that was the origin of the series in the first place.

In any case, I did like the show.  And it's always nice seeing Eddie Cibrian's dimples.

:)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 12:34:03 PM
Lisa....oh my!  Talented AND beautiful.  She was favorite part of MAMMA MIA!  Hope she gets ALL the roles she wants!

What disco songs did these people choose to sing?

LOL DtM....yes, it is based on a true story, written by some oculist.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:34:25 PM
Hmm... I wonder if I should send DR MBarnum the latest issues of "HX" and "Next" too.

;)

Depends on how much competition you're after! :-*
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 12:34:44 PM
I thought last night's LOST was very good as well.  Very mysterious!  Watched a bit of INVASION....and before all of that....some of SO YOU THINK YOU DANCE?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 12:35:10 PM
Hi DRELMORE - did you bring this heat to the midwest with you?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:35:26 PM
Lisa....oh my!  Talented AND beautiful.  She was favorite part of MAMMA MIA!  Hope she gets ALL the roles she wants!

What disco songs did these people choose to sing?

LOL DtM....yes, it is based on a true story, written by some oculist.

Wasn't the themesong something like "Keeping an Eye out for You"?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:36:22 PM
Hi DRELMORE - did you bring this heat to the midwest with you?

DRJRand55, it's hot wherever I am!  But it's all Jose's fault.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:36:54 PM
I had hoped to see the "Martha Stewart: The Apprentice", but since the DVR was already taping the season opener of "America's Next Top Model" (for my roommate, Faith), as well as "So You Think You Can Dance?", I was not able to tune in due to lack of tuner capability - if that makes sense.  I guess I could check to see if it's being rebroadcast on MSNBC like the regular "Apprentice" shows have been.  *But at least Martha's talk-show is getting a daily rebroadcast on cable.

In any case...

"So You Think You Can Dance?" was good last night.  Some of the routines I liked, and some of them I just had to wonder how much of "it" was lack of skill on behalf of the contestants, or just bad choices by the choreographer.  My roommates and I kept thinking they would eventually make everyone do the same routine, to help level the playing field.  But they never did that, so depending on the luck of the draw, they were either totally in their element from week to week, routine to routine, or they were out of their element and comfort zone.

It will be interesting to see what the final routines will be next week.  If there are only two couple left, there would be plenty of time for a full-length routine, rather then the 60-90 seconds they have been getting.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:38:08 PM
Depends on how much competition you're after! :-*

Well, I just figured he like to see the ad I placed for him before he got here, that's all.

;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:39:59 PM
DR elmore - Good to see you posting!  And I'm sorry about the whole USAirways/United Airlines mess.  I think I may have steered you the wrong way.  So, yes, you can blame me for that!

;)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:43:31 PM
DR elmore - Good to see you posting!  And I'm sorry about the whole USAirways/United Airlines mess.  I think I may have steered you the wrong way.  So, yes, you can blame me for that!

;)
Actually, DRJose, it's one of the few things I cannot blame you for!  The M60 bus was a great idea, and I got a chance to visit with DRElan.  I blame the USAir United Airways totally at the feet of the idiot airlines that took my money but neglected to alert me to a different air terminal.

However, being held as a "security risk" no doubt stems from our acquaintance, so I blame that on you.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 12:44:10 PM
I have a recommendation for anyone who wants a quick sweet treat.

They are called Crunch Bars, and take maybe 15 minutes total.  One of the ingredients might sound odd. But trust me, this is delicious!

https://www.kraftcanada.com/controller?cmd=RECIPE_VIEW&lang=EN&rid=69706&ctx=6000
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:45:44 PM
Thanks DR Elmore!

DRMBarnum, you are welcome.  You will find a document with a place to sign your name and a return envelope in there as well.  Do not read the document, just sign it and return to me ASAP.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 12:46:06 PM
DR Jose, re: So you Think you can dance

Who are your favs?

I have loved Blake and Melody from the start.  I was very glad for her that she got to dance with Nick.  I think it has to be Camilla and Jamal that go.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 12:47:08 PM
And I just answered your answer.
I  guess we have a date!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 12:50:01 PM
I  guess we have a date!

Yay, DR elmore's coming for dinner Monday!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 12:51:21 PM
I have a recommendation for anyone who wants a quick sweet treat.

They are called Crunch Bars, and take maybe 15 minutes total.  One of the ingredients might sound odd. But trust me, this is delicious!

https://www.kraftcanada.com/controller?cmd=RECIPE_VIEW&lang=EN&rid=69706&ctx=6000

DR Jennifer - Does Kraft Canada really require you to register for their site before viewing a recipe?

???
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 12:52:37 PM
Wasn't the themesong something like "Keeping an Eye out for You"?

"I Only Have Eye For You"?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 12:59:12 PM
"The Eye of the Tiger"

Too bad they rejected the Leslie Bricusse tune: "You and Eye"
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 12:59:48 PM
DRJOSE - I agree...I said in my post last night, all those choreographers should be fired.  There was NO disco in the Disco routine!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 01:00:32 PM
DRMBarnum, you are welcome.  You will find a document with a place to sign your name and a return envelope in there as well.  Do not read the document, just sign it and return to me ASAP.

Be careful, that's how ended up with a car once.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 01:13:21 PM
Well, I watched INVASION before I read any of the above comments.

Like THRESHOLD last Friday, there were a couple of effecive "boo!" moments, and as DR Ron said, they've set up an INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS scenario. Hard to see how they can extend this over 22 episodes season after season (if it's a hit), but as a set-up for a series, it was OK.

If this is the best drama pilot of the year (according to TV GUIDE's Matt Roush), then this year's new dramatic shows are VERY unpromising.

To be honest, I'm lookimg more forward to the next episode of REUNION (tonight).
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 01:17:33 PM
I am very lucky that my Time Warner DVR has two built-in tuners, so I can record two programs on separate channels at the same time. One those occasions when there are three shows on at the same time (Sunday at 9, for example, with DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, LAW & ORDER:CI, and ROME), I must retire to the front bedroom where the old HDTV is now residing and watch the show in HD in there while the DVR picks up the other two shows in the den.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 01:20:16 PM
DR Ron and DR Rodzinski, hope you are feeling better after yesterday's yuckiness.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 01:22:02 PM
I also watched an old rerun of MURDER SHE WROTE this afternoon. This was the one set in a convent with Jane Powell as Mother Superior.

I think it was wonderful of Angela Lansbury to give all of her old MGM friends regular guest-star employment for the 12 years she did this series.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 01:25:19 PM
Page 5 Dance!!!


Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 01:48:04 PM
Any auditions coming up, DRMATTH?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:00:46 PM
Any auditions coming up, DRMATTH?

Not really. SEUSSICAL audition is coming in November, but I don't want to commute to the theater on the off chance I'd get something.

Otherwise, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in the late winter/early spring.

How about you?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 02:02:30 PM
I am marginally better...there were some early a.m. complications that only some extra-strength Pepto could compensate for....

But otherwise, my fettle is fine.  I had a nice lunch and am pleasantly into my afternoon.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]SPOILER  SPOILER  SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER  SPOILER  SPOILER[/move]

As for last night's "Invasion," I can only say in my "spoilage" defense that I gave away no major plot points.

It's not like I suggested that two of the main characters, including the top-billed actor, were "infested" with alien life forces....or something.

:D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:04:55 PM
The promos for INVASION have left no doubt about the little girl's mother being "different." That was certainly no surprise.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:06:23 PM
Looking VERY forward to the season premiere of CSI tonight.

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 02:07:18 PM
Had a lovely lunch with Miss Jessica Rush.  Awaiting the arrival of CW now.

I have now heard from both eBay sellers whose packages are most errant and truant - BOTH hadn't sent their stuff.  I am really irked - the first of them I paid for on 9/4, and he said he had a "problem" with one of my CDs - which means he sold it to someone else and had to get another copy, plain and simple.  He said he's "resolving" that now and will ship next week.  The other fellow was supposed to ship today.  Which means another two weeks until I get them.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:07:30 PM
One thing I won't be watching is Mandy Patinkin's new series CRIMINAL MINDS. CBS is putting it on after CSI tonight to get as big a rating sample for it as possible. Then, it will ooze into its regular Wednesday night at 9 slot next week.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 02:07:58 PM
Right now, I am not planning on any theatre for a few months.  May do some writing.  Still thinking about directing DEATH BY CHOCOLATE next season, but not sure if I want to take that project on.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 02:08:25 PM
Glad you are feeling better DR RLP.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:10:29 PM
ABC won every hour of prime time last night with LOST's season premiere achieving the highest rating of any show so far this week, over 23 million people.

Such a huge lead-in helped INVASION attrain stellar ratings on its premiere, too.

Martha Stewart's Apprentice show did not do especially well with about 8 million viewers finishing behind the LOST clip show.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 02:10:47 PM
Had a lovely lunch with Miss Jessica Rush.  Awaiting the arrival of CW now.

I have now heard from both eBay sellers whose packages are most errant and truant - BOTH hadn't sent their stuff.  I am really irked - the first of them I paid for on 9/4, and he said he had a "problem" with one of my CDs - which means he sold it to someone else and had to get another copy, plain and simple.  He said he's "resolving" that now and will ship next week.  The other fellow was supposed to ship today.  Which means another two weeks until I get them.

GRRRRRRRRR...I once won a book and was notified my money was being refunded because the book was "not available"......why the heck did they have it up for auction if it was NOT available.  I also let them know I saw that they had the SAME book up for auction the next week.  Guess my bid wasn't high enough for them!  Needless to say they received bad feedback from me.  :-X
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 02:14:32 PM
re Jose playing disco - last year, I wrote a specialty number in What If entitled Born Too Late - a love-letter to disco.  Then Guy Haines recorded it.  And NOW they're playing disco for some upcoming show?  As always, a leader, never a follower.  As always, here to show the way to those who need showing.  Hallelujah, brother.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 02:22:01 PM
On my way down now to clean hallway and bedrooms before settling in for a solid night of TV.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 02:37:47 PM
And now Dino will play as the attendants pass among you - be as generous as you can.

Give till it hurts.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 02:41:57 PM
And now I'm off to see "All About Eve" with DR Ben, his DP Ant and quite possibly DR Jose.

Ciao for niao!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 02:42:11 PM
CW is running about fifteen minutes late.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 02:56:19 PM
And now I'm off to see "All About Eve" with DR Ben, his DP Ant and quite possibly DR Jose.

Ciao for niao!

I wish I were with you all!  Have fun.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 02:59:51 PM
I'm thinking about seeing THE BROTHERS GRIMM tonight; it's my last chance, and there's not much else going on.  I will probably be the only one in the theatre.

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 03:05:02 PM
CW is still running late - should be here by three-fifteen we hope.

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 03:16:36 PM
I'm changing my name to Cordelia; this afternoon  my father bitched about the way my two brothers run his company, which they took over about 10 years ago.  Well, if your life is tending toward cheap drama, I guess KING LEAR's a classic case of family dysfunction.  I don't think my brothers would understand if I addressed them as Gonerol and Reagan, but I'd rather they have the kingdom than li'l ole peacemaker moi.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 03:19:48 PM
Gonerol and Reagan - that's the title of my next novel.

CW is still running late.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 03:26:03 PM
Stick with the Brothers Grimm DR ELmore.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: elmore3003 on September 22, 2005, 03:26:26 PM
Gonerol and Reagan - that's the title of my next novel.

CW is still running late.
In the program to DAS LUSITANIA SINGSPIEL, Chris Durang and Sigourney Weaver claimed they were the names of their two children.

So, now I'll sign off for the evening.  Until tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 03:26:43 PM
And a report from DR Sandra is due.......
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 03:30:47 PM
Ahh...I was just about to ask if any DR had seen THE BROTHERS GRIMM.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 03:31:21 PM
Is she there yet?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:36:02 PM
Good Afternoon!  Good Twilight!

Well...  I ended up laying/lying (I always forget which one is correct) on my bed for a few... The next thing I knew it was almost two hours later...  So, I guess I won't be joining DRs Jason and Ben tonight for "All About Eve".

....And in the course of my napping, I ended up rolling over onto my eyeglasses.  Thankfully, the frames and lenses are OK.  However, they're a little bent out of shape.  Literally.  I managed to pry them back into something manageable, but I may have to drop by an eyeglass place tomorrow and have them finesse them.  I don't want to chance snapping them.  So...

There was also the possibility of a "date" tonight too.  But he ended up getting called into work this afternoon.  So...

Maybe someone or something is telling me to stay in tonight.  Ah, well...

:-\
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:38:05 PM
...Or maybe some alien force is gradually transforming my DNA from a double-helix to triple-helix...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 03:38:09 PM
Ahh..."...Lear" and Cordelia....and, for Goneril's sake, it's for the best her other sister is Regan and not Rhea.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:38:55 PM
...And/or maybe some alien force has invaded my body, and I'm now starting to smell funny...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:39:51 PM
...Or maybe this means that Martha Stewart is going to fire me...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:40:43 PM
...Or maybe this means I'll have to dance Hip-Hop tomorrow when my forte really is the Argentine Tango...
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:41:22 PM
...Or it could just be that I've watched more than my usual amount of TV the past couple of weeks...

:)

The End
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 03:41:40 PM
Alas....

....The Summer knows....no longer....

We are now in the autumnal equinox and it s the first day of "Fall"!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 03:42:24 PM
...And/or maybe some alien force has invaded my body, and I'm now starting to smell funny...

Or worse....
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 03:42:59 PM
DRs Jason and Ben - Hope you have/had a wonderful time at the movie tonight.  Sounds like an evening filled with fabulosity!
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Post by: Jed on September 22, 2005, 03:47:11 PM
Guy Haines performing "Terminal" just popped up on my playlist.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 03:48:57 PM
...Or maybe this means I'll have to dance Hip-Hop tomorrow when my forte really is the Argentine Tango...

Things could be worse...you could be fleeing Hurricane Rita...and having to weigh in on such decisions as whether to lend someone like this fellow a helping hand:
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Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 04:07:53 PM
According to THIS (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/95287.html) article on Playbill.com, there is a new Tony Award® catagory!:

"Best Performance by an Actor/Actress Recreating a Role."
According to the article, Actors who replace other actors in long-running shows will now be eligible for a Tony Award. According to a statement released by the Committee, those actors eligible for this category “must not have appeared in the role when the production opened on Broadway. They must also be contracted in the role for a minimum of six months of public performances. Additionally, the producers may not submit more than two candidates per ‘Long-Running’ Show for the Award (including both Actor and Actress) for any such season.”

I've always thought (well, at least for quite a while) that something like this should be done. ;D And now it has!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 04:12:55 PM
I like the new category.  Had this been in effect a few years back, both Brent Barrett and Reba McIntire would have been eligible for "Annie Get Your Gun."
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 22, 2005, 04:14:19 PM
Last night's "Lost" was, as DR MattH reported, absolutely stunning.

I don't know how they're going to sustain things, but the second season is off to a rousing start.
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Post by: Matthew on September 22, 2005, 04:24:13 PM
Ok, I'll ask... who is CW?
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Post by: George on September 22, 2005, 04:27:12 PM
Last night's "Lost" was, as DR MattH reported, absolutely stunning.

I don't know how they're going to sustain things, but the second season is off to a rousing start.

I haven't watched it yet!  I didn't leave my work until 9:00 p.m., last night, but I have my niece's tape.  Hopefully, I'll be able to watch it tonight.  I did watch "Invasion."  I liked it but didn't love it.  We'll see how long it lasts.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Sandra on September 22, 2005, 04:31:43 PM
I'm sure you're all waiting with bated breath to hear what happened at my meeting today with the dreaded Dr. C (and if you're not, pretend you are). So here goes:

First of all, I've been talking to some other students who have taken Dr. C's classes, and not a one of them liked him. In fact, the usual response is, "Dr C? Oh, I hate him!"

I was worried about this meeting mostly because teachers always start off with the same question. "Do you feel that you're getting everything out of the class that you should?" That is a very dangerous question because if you say no, you end up having to make weekly appointments with the teacher. And if you say yes, the teacher says, "Really? How so?" and you have to make up some kind of answer that sounds like you actually care about the class and didn't sign up for it against your will, kicking and screaming.

I was also worried because this is a discussion class, which means I'm actually supposed to participate in class by talking and arguing about the material instead of sitting there counting down the seconds until class is over. And you should hear some of the stuff my class discusses! Oy vey! I knew that he was going to tell me that in the future, I'm going to have to participate in the discussions.

Any way, so my dad and I were discussing how I was going to get around all this, and we decided that if I distracted him somehow, I could get out of answering some questions. So I tried to think of something I could carry into his office and set on his desk that would distract him. Pretty good plan, huh? And what better way to distract somebody than with a decoy?

So I borrowed my mom's new birthday duck decoy. I carried it around with me on the bus, to my art class, and all around school. Then at 2:00, I dragged myself over to his office and knocked on the door...

He wasn't there. I waited for five minutes and he didn't show up. I asked the guy in the office next door if he knew where Dr. C. was. He said, "I'm not really sure. It's not my day to watch him." Then the guy in the office kitty corner said, "The last I saw him, he was on The Fifth Floor."

I don't know what happened, but if The Fifth Floor is involved, it could be anything. I didn't wait around. I just took my duck and went home.

The end.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 04:47:33 PM
DR Sandra - :)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 04:48:40 PM
DR Jose, I don't think you have to register at Kraft Canada before viewing a recipe. I think I just sent the link from my account. I'll try again:

https://www.kraftcanada.com/controller?cmd=RECIPE_VIEW&lang=EN&rid=3161v3ec
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2005, 04:52:38 PM
According to THIS (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/95287.html) article on Playbill.com, there is a new Tony Award® catagory!:

"Best Performance by an Actor/Actress Recreating a Role."
According to the article, Actors who replace other actors in long-running shows will now be eligible for a Tony Award. According to a statement released by the Committee, those actors eligible for this category “must not have appeared in the role when the production opened on Broadway. They must also be contracted in the role for a minimum of six months of public performances. Additionally, the producers may not submit more than two candidates per ‘Long-Running’ Show for the Award (including both Actor and Actress) for any such season.”

I've always thought (well, at least for quite a while) that something like this should be done. ;D And now it has!

And then they have to supply tickets for all those tony voters. $$$$  Producers will say no?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 04:54:49 PM
DR Jennifer, it still says you have to log in, can you cut and paste the recipe?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:14:50 PM
It lives 50 feet beneath the city.
It's 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds.
...And it's about to break out!
It's the 36 foot long, 2000 pound pimple!

 :o
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:36:08 PM
Barbara Cook singing "Eye Scream!"
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:41:36 PM
I'm thinking about seeing THE BROTHERS GRIMM tonight; it's my last chance, and there's not much else going on.  I will probably be the only one in the theatre.


You'll have to bring your own cell phone to make the experience complete.   :-\
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:42:42 PM
Famous '50s horror sit-com: Eye Love Lucy!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:46:10 PM
...And/or maybe some alien force has invaded my body, and I'm now starting to smell funny...
We've been meaning to tell you about that.

 :-*
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:48:39 PM
Marlon Brando as the despot of a country of cyclops - The Eye Land of Dr. Moreau.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 05:49:54 PM
Today is Elephant Appreciation Day.

Our son has a spectacular view from his dorm room at the University of Cincinnati and one of the landmarks he can see is the dome of the elephant house at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:52:42 PM
I like the new category.  Had this been in effect a few years back, both Brent Barrett and Reba McIntire would have been eligible for "Annie Get Your Gun."
I would have loved to see Brent as Oakley!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: S. Woody White on September 22, 2005, 05:53:29 PM
Our son has a spectacular view from his dorm room at the University of Cincinnati and one of the landmarks he can see is the dome of the elephant house at the Cincinnati Zoo.
And, when the wind is blowing in the right direction....????

 :o ::) :P
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:54:17 PM
Well the Vixdad had to work lat edo the Vixter & I treated ourselves to a dinner at Chilis.  The ribs were finger lickn' good!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:54:43 PM
I assume CW is Cindy Williams
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:55:41 PM
And now a quick dance  before I go in honor of page seven and  in honor of DR Jose's day

Everybody DIISCO!!!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:55:59 PM
Everybody dance now!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:57:05 PM
The tea kettle is whistling so I must go make a pot of tea for the vixdad who just dragged his weary self home
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Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:57:35 PM
Page Seven brought to you by Vixmom
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Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:57:52 PM
Somebody post something!
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Post by: vixmom on September 22, 2005, 05:58:12 PM
Laters!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:20:09 PM
The tea kettle is whistling so I must go make a pot of tea for the vixdad who just dragged his weary self home


Hmmm... Tea... Sounds good....

And thanks for the Disco dance too!

:)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Ginny on September 22, 2005, 06:24:45 PM
And, when the wind is blowing in the right direction....????

 :o ::) :P

Hmm, hadn't thought of that.  Actually, it's pretty far away, so maybe it'll be OK.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 06:27:26 PM
Hmmm... I just checked my bank account on-line... And it appears that a rather sizable check that was written to me last week has been returned for insufficient funds.  Hmmm....  And I think I have a few checks that I've written that are still floating...  Hmmm....

Well, I guess The Bounce is a dance.... Hmm...

:-\

Guess I'll be making a few phone calls tomorrow morning.

>:(
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 06:56:32 PM
Ok, I'll ask... who is CW?

Shirley Feeney AKA Cindy Williams  ;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 06:57:33 PM
Insufficient Funds - that's the name of my new play.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 06:59:51 PM
I watched JOEY tonight.....I don't know why.  Well, I didn't watch it all...didn't even make it to the first commercial break.  BUT I have been watching sitcoms for MANY years and to my trained ear I must say it sounds as if JOEY is using a LAUGH TRACK and not audience response in several - if not ALL - scenes.  

It is not as obvious as OZZIE & HARRIET  which had the WORST laugh track in history - but it was pretty obvious to me.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 07:17:37 PM
DR Cillaliz, not sure what i am doing wrong. But i always go to that site and never sign in.  Maybe that particular recipe is a special one.

I will cut and paste.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 07:19:46 PM

Crunch Bars
The best crunchy brittle you've ever eaten. No one will guess the secret ingredient!

Prep Time: 10 min
Ready In: 32 min
Serves: 16

Ingredients
 
  35 Premium Plus Crackers
 
  1/2 cup butter
 
  1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
 
  1 pkg. (8 squares) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
 
  1 cup walnuts, chopped
 
 
 
 
 
Directions
 
1
  Preheat oven to 400°F. Place crackers in a single layer on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
 
2
  Heat butter and sugar in saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Bring to boil; boil 3 min. without stirring. Spread over crackers.
 
3
  Bake 7 min. Immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate; let stand 5 min. Spread melted chocolate over top. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cool. Cut or break into pieces.
 
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 07:20:04 PM
Had a lovely meeting with Cindy.  Went to Grant's and took care of that business and am now home and quite tired from losing so much sleep last night.

And now, because I know you've been waiting with bated and baited breath, here is the Rewind cover.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jennifer on September 22, 2005, 07:25:20 PM
I don't know why but i couldn't get the pic to post. I'll try one last time.

(https://www.kraftcanada.com/assets/recipe_photos/rec_r1_3161v3ec.jpg)
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Post by: Ben on September 22, 2005, 07:30:11 PM
We just returned from a faboo evening at the movies. We saw All About Eve (we being Jason, Anthony and me). The print was not the best but the company was wonderful and a great time was had. Jason had not seen the movie before but afterwards he was quoting lines with the best of them (I'm 40, Forrrttyyy, Four, Oh, that just slipped out).

A Thursday tradition has been born. Next week is Mildred Pierce, another movie not seen by Jason. Next week perhaps we will be joined by Jose and Larry and other NYers who want to mosey down to Chelsea.
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Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 07:30:51 PM
DR JRand - There is that old joke about the comedian whose paycheck came back marked INSUFFICIENT FUN.  Maybe that could be the title of something.
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Post by: TCB on September 22, 2005, 07:33:45 PM
Matt H., thank you so much for the package that arrived today!!!  
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 07:34:56 PM
DR Cillaliz, not sure what i am doing wrong. But i always go to that site and never sign in.  Maybe that particular recipe is a special one.

I will cut and paste.

You probably signed in once and it saved your info with cookies
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 07:36:04 PM
I don't know why but i couldn't get the pic to post. I'll try one last time.

(https://www.kraftcanada.com/assets/recipe_photos/rec_r1_3161v3ec.jpg)

Looks great, thanks for posting it
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 07:39:27 PM
DR JRand - There is that old joke about the comedian whose paycheck came back marked INSUFFICIENT FUN.  Maybe that could be the title of something.

Or the start of something!

GREAT COVER, MR BK!  ;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: TCB on September 22, 2005, 07:52:51 PM
Had a lovely meeting with Cindy.  Went to Grant's and took care of that business and am now home and quite tired from losing so much sleep last night.

And now, because I know you've been waiting with bated and baited breath, here is the Rewind cover.


I love it!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:01:12 PM
A friend has asked what I know about THE MARRIAGE OF BETTY AND BOO. Other than it once being an off-Broadway show, I know nothing.

Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 08:03:21 PM
I watched JOEY tonight.....I don't know why.  Well, I didn't watch it all...didn't even make it to the first commercial break.  BUT I have been watching sitcoms for MANY years and to my trained ear I must say it sounds as if JOEY is using a LAUGH TRACK and not audience response in several - if not ALL - scenes.  

It is not as obvious as OZZIE & HARRIET  which had the WORST laugh track in history - but it was pretty obvious to me.

I always thought that the laughter on FRIENDS was sweetened, as well.  It's mostly noticable to me when the TV sound is set to stereo and the surround effect is on.

Remember hearing Lorenzo Music's laughter during RHODA?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:03:43 PM
CW =  CIndy Williams
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:07:41 PM
I watched JOEY, too, and they had to have used a laugh track because it just wasn't funny. But, no, I agree. The laughter sounded very phony. Perhaps they're doing what ALL IN THE FAMILY started doing after its first couple of seasons: taping on an empty stage and then bringing in an audience to watch the monitors to provide a laugh track.

I think every comedy show in the hisory of TV has sweetened its laugh track. Even the great shows like I LOVE LUCY had some canned laughter and reactions.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:09:09 PM
DR TCB! My how you've aged!   ;D



Glad the package got to you safe and sound. Enjoy!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:12:13 PM
Before JOEY and my other two shows that I watched tonight, I put in BEDROOMS & HALLWAYS, and it irritated the heck out of me all over again. The whole switching sexuality like flipping on a light switch just rubbed me totally the wrong way. The guys were fine to look at, but the plot just kept turning in on itself too much for me to enjoy it past the halfway point. Too bad because there was a lot of talent on display.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:13:41 PM
After JOEY left the premises, I switched over to the season premiere of CSI. Wow! Did that everf contain some surprises!

And it's not too hard to figure out who the accomplice is either. They MUST be making it that obvious on purpose.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 08:13:59 PM
We just returned from a faboo evening at the movies. We saw All About Eve (we being Jason, Anthony and me). The print was not the best but the company was wonderful and a great time was had. Jason had not seen the movie before but afterwards he was quoting lines with the best of them (I'm 40, Forrrttyyy, Four, Oh, that just slipped out).

A Thursday tradition has been born. Next week is Mildred Pierce, another movie not seen by Jason. Next week perhaps we will be joined by Jose and Larry and other NYers who want to mosey down to Chelsea.

Awwww--I envy DR Jason for experiencing classic movies like this for the very first time.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:16:35 PM
Ghoulish Page 8 Dance!!!


Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:17:52 PM
Glad Jason has been inducted into the ALL ABOUT EVE brotherhood.

MILDRED PIERCE should be an equally good time.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:20:32 PM
Since I had no intention of watching Mandy Patinkin's latest TV series, I had the DVR play back tonight's REUNION episode which came on opposite CSI.

More surprises, some suspense, a bit of melodramatic nonsense with a baby given up for adoption and then the mother changing her mind. But now we've seen two of the six protagonists in present day, so there are only four left who are possible murder candidates.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:22:08 PM
After I watched that, I spent some time at the DVD to-watch shelf trying to make deicisions on at least one DVD to watch tomorrow. I did finally decide, and I'll also have some things I'm DVRing during the morning hours.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 22, 2005, 08:27:37 PM
A friend has asked what I know about THE MARRIAGE OF BETTY AND BOO. Other than it once being an off-Broadway show, I know nothing.

Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.

Christopher Durang's BETTY AND BOO is an extremely bitter look at a sour marriage viewed through a forty year or so period.  I remember that Durang said that it was pretty much autobiographical and that he played himself and served as the narrator.

I am a huge fan of Durang's work, but this one was a hard pill to swallow.  I came out feeling cranky and with a headache.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:32:51 PM
Christopher Durang's BETTY AND BOO is an extremely bitter look at a sour marriage viewed through a forty year or so period.  I remember that Durang said that it was pretty much autobiographical and that he played himself and served as the narrator.

I am a huge fan of Durang's work, but this one was a hard pill to swallow.  I came out feeling cranky and with a headache.

Thank you so much, DR Dan (the Man). I will pass this info along to my friend.

Obviously, it's NOT a musical!  ;D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 08:35:13 PM
But with all the Bette Davis talk today, I'm reminded that I think it's THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO.  That spelling will lead to more info on google, at least.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: FJL on September 22, 2005, 08:40:42 PM
Hmm..this is my 360th post.  That's 20 times CHAI.  Standard gift for a family of four attending a wedding or bar-mitvah.

So, L'chaim everybody.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:42:17 PM
But with all the Bette Davis talk today, I'm reminded that I think it's THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO.  That spelling will lead to more info on google, at least.

Thanks, DR FJL.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Matt H. on September 22, 2005, 08:43:18 PM
And now I think I'm off to bed. I am SO hoping it's cool enough tomorrow to get in another walk. This morning's walk wasn't especially pleasant.

Good night, all.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Rodzinski on September 22, 2005, 08:50:13 PM
Bad Sci-Fi I enjoy:
PSYCHOMANIA
Starring George Sanders of ALL ABOUT EVE fame, it was, perhaps, a lesser role. Some say it led him to suicide, which is odd because the film is about a British motorcycle gang that discovers the key to eternal life is found through committing suicide.

It features a great scene of Nicky Henson being buried astride his motorcycle by his gang, while one of them sings a great little folk tune:
"And the world never knew his name, but the chosen few know of his fame. Come join his company, riding free..."

That's all I got for today.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 08:52:42 PM
Mazeltov!

I'm FINALLY home from Chelsea where, as DR Ben mentioned, we saw "All About Eve" and had many good laughs. We ran into my friend, Michael, who was supposed to meet someone who never showed up, so he sat with us and we had a gay old time. Take that however you wish.

It was so nice to see all of them. DR Ben and DP Ant are two of the sweetest, kindest people you will ever want to meet in your lives. I look forward to "Mildred Pierce" next week. Some upcoming features include:

Oct.: "Vertigo," "Psycho," and "The Birds."
Nov.: "Rebel Without A Cause," "Giant" and some other James Dean movie I can't remember right now.

Jose, Rodzinski, TPunk, Elmore, FJL and anyone else from around the NYC area is welcome to join us next Thursday for Ms. Crawford. :)

"I call myself Phoebe."
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 08:58:45 PM
Oh, huzzah!! Ms. Suzanne Somers' show will be eligible in the Special Theatrical Event category, thus giving her an even bigger edge on the competition. ::)

I'm very happy to hear about the "Recreating a Role" award. I think Howard McGillin deserves one just for the number of times he's had to sing "Music of the Night." :)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: François de Paris on September 22, 2005, 09:04:22 PM
From jimhillmedia.com

"Do you want to know the real reason that Mouse House managers are finally softening their position on this somewhat controversial 1946 release (SONG OF THE SOUTH)? Not because they've suddenly realized that this Walt Disney Productions picture is a great unreleased classic (Or even a particularly good film). But -- rather -- because bootleg "Song of the South" DVDs have continued to turn up on eBay.

I kid you not, folks. It was this that finally convinced Disney execs that there's a potentially huge market out there for a legitimate DVD of this movie. The lengths that people would go to (I.E. Bidding on an unauthorized copy of the Japanese version of this film) in order to get their hands on "Song of the South."

So next year, when you're getting ready to pop the authorized version of "Song of the South" into your DVD player, please remember to pause for a moment and thank the bootleggers who actually made this disc possible. For it was only through their illegal efforts that the Walt Disney Company officials finally  came around to thinking that: "Hey, maybe there really is some money to be made off of producing a legitimate DVD of this motion picture."

Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: François de Paris on September 22, 2005, 09:07:28 PM


Nov.: "Rebel Without A Cause," "Giant" and some other James Dean movie I can't remember right now!

Try HARD, Jason!

There are NOT that many left! LOL!

"East of.....
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 09:15:16 PM
TCB, you new avatar scared the H - E - double hockey sticks out of me!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 09:27:00 PM
TCB, you new avatar scared the H - O - double hockey sticks out of me!

Isn't that H-E- double hockey sticks?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 09:28:32 PM
For the life of me, I can't figure out why I sit here and watch all the Hurricane is coming coverage. All I see over and over is a slow moving storm and people in gridlock, but do I change the channel....no.... is that sick?
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 09:31:03 PM
Well, I did leave for a couple strawberry margaritas and some wonderful chicken wings...jerk chicken with a fabulous sauce, much tastier than Buffalo wings, although I do like those too
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 09:34:32 PM
Cillaliz: I do the same thing. I couldn't tear myself away from the news, even though the news was depressing. We do it for the same reasons we rubberneck. Perhaps it's schadenfraude.

Francois: East of Eden!! I knew it was an adaptation of a very famous novel. I just couldn't remember the title. Merci!!
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Jed on September 22, 2005, 09:37:55 PM
Isn't that H-E- double hockey sticks?

No matter, here in the Pacific Northwest we'd probably pronounce it the same anyway. :D
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 09:53:29 PM
And that's why you are special DR Jed.
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: MBarnum on September 22, 2005, 09:54:52 PM
Isn't that H-E- double hockey sticks?

Why Cillaliz, I don't know what you mean!  8)

(Boy when I can't even spell the 4 letter words, things are really bad!)
Title: Re:THE EYES HAVE IT
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 09:59:46 PM
Good Evening!

I've spent the past hour or so catching up with an old friend via a telephonic conversation.  Well, actually, first we noticed each other online, and after about 20 minutes of IMing other back and forth, we realized it would probably go faster via phone.  And it did!

:)
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 10:01:12 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary Paperclips?
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 10:03:11 PM
Does it hold together or is the viewer just left hanging.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 10:03:33 PM
DR Jason - Again, I'm sorry I couldn't join you guys earlier tonight for the movie.  I really was sort of zonked out - as if you couldn't tell from my phone call to you earlier - and I'm still a bit drowsy.  -Which I guess is a good thing at 1:00 in the morning.  In any case...

I'll try my best to join you guys for "Mildred Pierce" next week, but I will be coming from a full day of Damn Yankees auditions, so I have a feeling we'll be heading out for the traditional "last day of auditions, let's hope everyone says Yes" dinner.  But, again, I'll try to make it if I can.  -Who knows, maybe Baayork will want to see the movie too.  :)

Which Michael did you end up meeting up with there?  The Michael that I know through you?  Inquiring minds...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 10:07:16 PM
Cool!

They just released the official announcement on Playbill.com - and other sites - that Scott Bakula will be playing Charlie Anderson in the upcoming production of Shenandoah at Ford's Theatre.  I had heard the "rumors" earlier, but wasn't at liberty to say anything.

I guess the stage door at Ford's this spring will be mobbed with "Quantum Leap" and "Star Trek" fans.

Hmm... Scott Bakula.... Maybe I wanna do Shenandoah after all...

;)

NOT!  *Well, I do love the show, but I'm very happy with the prospect of doing Lestat right now.  Very happy.

:)
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Post by: Jason on September 22, 2005, 10:08:38 PM
DR Jose: No...another Michael. This one went out on tour with my roommate, Jenn. He's a really sweet guy...quite adorable.

We missed you tonight, but hopefully you'll be able to make it sometime. If not next week, then some week. :)

And now I'm off to bed!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 22, 2005, 10:11:42 PM
Well, since I am still a bit drowsy as I mentioned earlier, I think I am going to head to bed in a few.  Which is a good thing, since I want to get up early (earlier) tomorrow to take care of a few things - including calling my bank (ugh!) and getting that whole mess straightened out.  So...

Goodnight.

*And if I am going to be called a WUSSBURGER WITH CHEESE, I'd prefer to be paired with either Feta (with Pepper Bacon), or Bleu Cheese (with Caramelized Onions).
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 10:25:31 PM
Paper Clips is a documentary about a school in Tennessee where the 8th graders were studying the Holocaust and couldn't get their minds around the number of people killed. So they decided to collect  paper clips. Their goal was to honor every lost soul with a paper clip. They wrote to all kinds of people and it caught on. Many Holocaust survivors sent clips etc. Anyway, they ended up collecting 11 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews and 5 million others killed and thanks to some help from those who were fascinated by the story, were able to get an actual train car used in WWII to transport people to the concentration camps.  

It is now a Holocaust Children's Memorial, and contains all kinds of other information that was sent to the school from all over the world.  The movie is going to be playing here Sunday night. I'm planning to go.

I just wondered if anyone had seen it. Here's the website if anyone is interested www.paperclipsmovie.com
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 10:33:17 PM
On a lighter note, The Aristocrats is going to be playing here in October. I'm in shock. I never thought I'd get to see that in Sioux City, IA!  
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Post by: Jrand70 on September 22, 2005, 10:37:08 PM
Yes, DRMATTH - the correct title is THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO.  And it is as DtM described it.

The narrator is the child of the couple and the other characters include his parents, of course, his grandparents and a couple of others.

I played his maternal grandfather in a production.  His name is Paul...and because he has suffered a stroke he speaks only in gibberish.  It was a challenge to say the least.  Some of it is funny, but it is very bitter and probably more fun to be in than to watch.

There are other Durang plays I have worked on that I enjoyed much more.
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Post by: François de Paris on September 22, 2005, 10:43:04 PM
 Thousands of dogs run loose in New Orleans
By Michael Brick The New York Times

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 200
 
 
NEW ORLEANS Up North Claiborne Avenue five dogs ran as a pack between smashed houses under dead power lines, through the twisted junkscape of lumber and tin, a wall marked "Possible Body" and a headless Virgin Mary with arms outstretched.
 
The dogs, including a German shepherd, a beagle and a yellow Labrador, roam the city, gaunt and uncomprehending, at turns frightened and menacing, loping directionless between ruined buildings, drinking the muck, staring at cars, waiting to die.
 
They are everywhere. A week ago, their self-appointed rescuers spoke of reuniting them with masters, but that talk has ended. Now the dogs are an infestation, untold thousands unwell, unrestrained and left to their devices.
 
"I'm afraid that they'll be out here for years," said Wendy Guidry, among those who spend their days trying to corral the dogs. "That there'll be a long-term population of dogs that will never be caught, that will live on the streets for years and eventually be hit by cars. That will be their lives."
 
The dogs do not lack for sympathy or attendants. From the first days after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to this city, images of pets that were left behind over the protests of their owners drew crowds of rescue volunteers. Money was gathered and airlifts were chartered.
 
Among the crowded flights bound for New Orleans when Louis Armstrong Airport reopened last week, on planes full of cowboy contractors and corporate fixers, the earnest came to save the dogs.
 
On a connection out of Atlanta, Crystal Smith made the first flight of her life to join the Humane Society in New Orleans. She was afraid of the dogs she would find.
 
"They're becoming vicious," she said. "But it's not because they're hungry and they want to eat people. They're scared. They're stressed out; they've been living on the roof. And they don't know what you're here for."
 
More than 400 rescuers are based at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana, 60 miles, or 95 kilometers, away, said Julie Morris, director of national outreach for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With credentials from New Orleans, they enter the city to chase animals, and they have captured about 7,000.
 
How many remain no one knows. Based on human demographics, the American Veterinary Medical Association has estimated that 50,000 to 70,000 dogs were kept as pets in New Orleans.
 
"There's nobody who knows how many people successfully evacuated with their animals," Morris said.
 
That leaves pets abandoned in the evacuation of the city, the feral population and the pit bulls trained to fight for sport, a significant pastime here before the storm. Rescuers on the streets said the bigger dogs were dying first.
 
"We were seeing dogs eating dead dogs," Guidry said.
 
Those removed from the city are increasingly diseased. Sixty have been euthanized in Gonzales.
 
"The longer it goes on, the worse that's going to get," Morris said.
 
On the streets, though, the dogs are learning to survive. Rescuers, soldiers and journalists leave the dogs food, and sometimes the food is gone when the people return. Rescuers have found dogs cowering in houses, but many dogs, called runners, remain on the streets.
 
 
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 10:55:06 PM
It wasn't just the dogs left behind.....

New Orleans: Prisoners Abandoned to Floodwaters
22 Sep 2005 18:15:21 GMT

Source: Human Rights Watch

(New York, September 22, 2005)-As Hurricane Katrina began pounding New Orleans, the sheriff's department abandoned hundreds of inmates imprisoned in the city's jail, Human Rights Watch said today. Inmates in Templeman III, one of several buildings in the Orleans Parish Prison compound, reported
that as of Monday, August 29, there were no correctional officers in the building, which held more than 600 inmates. These inmates, including some who were locked in ground-floor cells, were not evacuated until Thursday, September 1, four days after flood waters in the jail had reached chest-level.

"Of all the nightmares during Hurricane Katrina, this must be one of the worst," said Corinne Carey, researcher from Human Rights Watch. "Prisoners were abandoned in their cells without food or water for days as floodwaters rose toward the ceiling."

Human Rights Watch called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the conduct of the Orleans Sheriff's Department, which runs the jail, and to establish the fate of the prisoners who had been locked in the jail. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, which oversaw the evacuation, and the Orleans Sheriff's Department should account for the 517 inmates who are missing from list of people evacuated from the jail.

Carey spent five days in Louisiana, conducting dozens of interviews with inmates evacuated from Orleans Parish Prison, correctional officers, state officials, lawyers and their investigators who had interviewed more than 1,000 inmates evacuated from the prison.

The sheriff of Orleans Parish, Marlin N. Gusman, did not call for help in evacuating the prison until midnight on Monday, August 29, a state Department of Corrections and Public Safety spokeswoman told Human Rights Watch. Other parish prisons, she said, had called for help on the previous Saturday and Sunday. The  evacuation of Orleans Parish Prison was not completed until Friday, September 2.

According to officers who worked at two of the jail buildings, Templeman 1 and 2, they began to evacuate prisoners from those buildings on Tuesday, August 30, when the floodwaters reached chest level inside. These prisoners were taken by boat to the Broad Street overpass bridge, and ultimately transported to correctional facilities outside New Orleans.

But at Templeman III, which housed about 600 inmates, there was no prison staff to help the prisoners. Inmates interviewed by Human Rights Watch varied about when they last remember seeing guards at the facility, but they all insisted that there were no correctional officers in the facility on Monday, August 29. A spokeswoman for the Orleans parish sheriff's department
told Human Rights Watch she did not know whether the officers at Templeman III had left the building before the evacuation.

According to inmates interviewed by Human Rights Watch, they had no food or water from the inmate's last meal over the weekend of August 27-28 until they were evacuated on Thursday, September 1. By Monday, August 29, the generators had died, leaving them without lights and sealed in without air
circulation. The toilets backed up, creating an unbearable stench.

"They left us to die there," Dan Bright, an Orleans Parish Prison inmate told Human Rights Watch at Rapides Parish Prison, where he was sent after the evacuation.

As the water began rising on the first floor, prisoners became anxious and then desperate. Some of the inmates were able to force open their cell doors, helped by inmates held in the common area. All of them, however, remained trapped in the locked facility.

"The water started rising, it was getting to here," said Earrand Kelly, an inmate from Templeman III, as he pointed at his neck. "We was calling down to the guys in the cells under us, talking to them every couple of minutes. They were crying, they were scared. The one that I was cool with, he was saying 'I'm scared. I feel like I'm about to drown.' He was crying."

Some inmates from Templeman III have said they saw bodies floating in the floodwaters as they were evacuated from the prison. A number of inmates told Human Rights Watch that they were not able to get everyone out from their cells.

Inmates broke jail windows to let air in. They also set fire to blankets and shirts and hung them out of the windows to let people know they were still in the facility. Apparently at least a dozen inmates jumped out of the windows. "We started to see people in T3 hangin' shirts on fire out the windows,"

Brooke Moss, an Orleans Parish Prison officer told Human Rights Watch. "They were wavin' em. Then we saw them jumping out of the windows . . . Later on, we saw a sign, I think somebody wrote 'help' on it." As of yesterday, signs reading "Help Us," and "One Man Down," could still be seen hanging from a
window in the third floor of Templeman III.

Several corrections officers told Human Rights Watch there was no
evacuation plan for the prison, even though the facility had been evacuated during floods in the 1990s.

"It was complete chaos," said a corrections officer with more than 30 years of service at Orleans Parish Prison. When asked what he thought happened to the inmates in Templeman III, he shook his head and said: "Ain't no tellin' what happened to those people."

"At best, the inmates were left to fend for themselves," said Carey. "At worst, some may have died."

Human Rights Watch was not able to speak directly with Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gussman or the ranking official in charge of Templeman III. A spokeswoman for the sheriff's department told Human Rights Watch that search-and-rescue teams had gone to the prison and she insisted that "nobody drowned, nobody was left behind."

Human Rights Watch compared an official list of all inmates held at Orleans Parish Prison immediately prior to the hurricane with the most recent list of the evacuated inmates compiled by the state Department of Corrections and Public Safety (which was entitled, "All Offenders Evacuated"). However, the
list did not include 517 inmates from the jail, including 130 from
Templeman III.

Many of the men held at jail had been arrested for offenses like criminal trespass, public drunkenness or disorderly conduct. Many had not even been brought before a judge and charged, much less been convicted.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 22, 2005, 10:58:24 PM
I'm getting too serious here, time to get some sleep
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Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 11:18:06 PM
I can no longer remember the word of the day.  I hate when that happens.

New notes are written.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 22, 2005, 11:42:10 PM
I think the word of the day had something to do with the bubonic plague.
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Post by: bk on September 22, 2005, 11:57:57 PM
PHLEBITIS, baby, PHLEBITIS!  That's what I'M talkin' about.  Why is Sandra just sitting there like so much fish?
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 23, 2005, 12:01:00 AM
I'm still hoping that the fleas won't bite us. Each to his own.
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Post by: Sandra on September 23, 2005, 12:02:10 AM
Sandra is sitting here like so much fish because she is tired and doesn't feel like getting up.