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Title: STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 12:07:48 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've strained the notes as well as credulity, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're just mincing some credulity and then they'll be right here.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 12:09:56 AM
And the word of the day is: GELATINOUS!
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 23, 2005, 12:14:47 AM
Last night's viewing was "On A Clear Day......"

CDs:  At present I am listening to "Call Me Madam"
          (Tyne Daley)
          I've been listening to the Ben McLaughlin Follies

          Other CDs this week - Manhatten Transfer
                                            - The Chorus - Soundtrack
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 12:27:54 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.

Why is George just sitting there like so much fish?

Has Ann caught up?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Tomovoz on September 23, 2005, 12:28:05 AM
Kimlets:  A Genius Lot.  (Sound more pleasant than being gelatinous)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 12:34:13 AM
GELATINOUS, baby, GELATINOUS!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: George on September 23, 2005, 01:01:13 AM
Why is George just sitting there like so much fish?

Because I'm catching up...and watching Craig Ferguson.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: George on September 23, 2005, 01:05:56 AM
Yesterday, François wrote:
Quote
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."

On eBay a couple of years ago, someone had a Japanese laserdisc copy of this movie that was a former rental (it didn't have the Japanese subtitles during the songs that all of the other laserdiscs had).  Anyway, there was a Buy It Now price of $1,350!!  The bidding got up to about $800 when someone actually bid $1,350 and bought it!  I couldn't believe that someone would pay that much.  All I kept thinking was that that's $1,350 that the Disney company isn't getting...from just one person...and that there were other people willing to pay at least $800!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:43:41 AM
I have a VHS copy of Song of the South with Japanese subtitles I picked up at a flea market yeqars and years ago .  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:48:26 AM
Who was it here who was haing the discussion re the book Kite Runner, was it you DR Ginny or was it DR Jane?

In any event, I borrowed a copy of it  on CD (unabridged and read by the author) from my library and just finished listening to it yesterday.  What a sad story and it gave me a different perspective on the whole Afghanistan thing.



The word of the day made me think of this book, that and of slingshots......  

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:53:32 AM
Mildred Pierce is one of my favorite movies although my hand is always itching to give someone a good smack!

I envy you getting to see it on the big screen,  I may have to rent it!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:56:09 AM
Jennifer thank you fir the recipe yesterday.  There is a lady in my church who brings these to potluck suppers and such and they are wonderful and delicious and the plate is emptied moments after it has been placed out.  I had no idea how to make them and now I can !! HOO and RAY!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 03:02:11 AM
I have been listening to Woman of the Year, courtesy of DR Matt H.  Queestion for DR's do you think a show like this would be able to survive in Broadway these days ?  It seems to me that the main premise is too dated for today's audience, and the songs aren't "big" enough,

 
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Tomovoz on September 23, 2005, 03:45:17 AM
I've just finished " The Songwriters" - Charles Strouse.
How amazing was young Allison Smith. Did she ever record anything I wonder.  I gather she is a cast member of "The West Wing"
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Michael on September 23, 2005, 05:29:16 AM
Nothing planned to watch or listen to. But that might change
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 05:32:27 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up...  Eh...

One telephonic conversation down, about two to go.  Eh...  *Although, one of the phone calls I have to make will be a "happier" one.  The other one is to my bank.  I need to call my home branch directly and they don't open until 9:00.  Eh...

But I'm up...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 05:34:53 AM
As for the Friday Media Report...

Eh...

;)

Actually, I do have to give the OCR of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels a listen today since I'm sitting in the pit tomorrow.  I'm just sitting in, not playing.  But it would be nice to have that sound recently in my ears - if that makes any sense.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2005, 05:40:43 AM
I'm listening to AccurRadio right now. No plans for listening or viewing. I have to work tomorrow (as usual till October 22nd), then I'm seeing Fran's Bed w/Mia Farrow tomorrow evening. It's the first show in my Playwright's Horizons subscription. Haven't heard much about the show other than it's Miss Farrow's return to the NY stage. Sunday I will be at the BCEFA Flea Market for a bit. I usually go but try to go earlier because sometimes the crowds are just too much. The older I get the less tolerance I have for crowds. What am I doing living in NY??? After BCEFA we will be having dinner with a friend down in our neighborhood. And then the whole week starts over again.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2005, 05:42:13 AM
Mr. Piano has at 8:42 reached the milestone of 8888 posts. That will change the next time he posts, of course.

JoseSPiano
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Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 05:54:39 AM
Mr. Piano has at 8:42 reached the milestone of 8888 posts. That will change the next time he posts, of course.

JoseSPiano
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Member Number: 75

Well, Thank You, DR Ben for the heads up/notification on my pianistically-related plateau!  Maybe I'll play 8888 in today's lottery...  After dealing with my bank this morning, winning the lottery would be most welcome indeed.

:-\

;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 05:57:04 AM
GELATINOUS - What my brain feels like right now.

Eh...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 06:00:45 AM
However, I do have to say, I slept rather soundly last night.  And even though I'd say I only got about four and a half hours of real sleep last night, I'm feeling quite rested.  So I got that going for me this morning...  Eh...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 06:01:17 AM
Hmmm.. My previous two posts seem to contradict each other... Hmmm...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 06:02:11 AM
OK - That's enough of that.  I just hate dealing with other people's ineptness - especially when it comes to financial matters.

Onward and upward.

:)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 06:23:25 AM
Mr. Piano has at 8:42 reached the milestone of 8888 posts. That will change the next time he posts, of course.

JoseSPiano
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DR Jose -- Master of the 8888 keys!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 06:29:07 AM
DR Jose -- Master of the 8888 keys!

That'll show that Dino character!!!

-Now as to what that'll be showing him, I have absolutely no clew.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 06:33:29 AM
Well, the phone calls are done.  Problems have been resolved - for now.  And issues have been dealt with.  And now it's just a matter of waiting.  Oh, and maybe a bowl of cereal would be good right now too.  Maybe that is why I sense a headache coming on.

Laters...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: FJL on September 23, 2005, 06:43:39 AM
Re WOMAN OF THE YEAR:  It felt like a musical that was very much of its time, the way shows like DO-RE-MI and HOW NOW DOW JONES were very much of THEIR times.  But I was at law school when WOMAN OF THE YEAR was trying out in Boston, and the excitement over Lauren Bacall being in town in a new show was palpable.  I suppose a recent equivalent would be Hugh Jackman in BOY FROM OZ, that's the closest I can think of, or maybe Nicole Kidman in THE BLUE ROOM.  I don't know how the Bacall glamour circa early 1980's translated to New York, but in Boston/Cambridge/etc. there was Bacall excitement in the air.

One of my favorite cheap TV commercials had Lauren Bacall telling the viewer to phone for tickets (back in the days of dial phones), saying just dial 555-5555 for tickets, adding "You know how to dial, don't you?  Just put your finger in the holes and" - then she made a motion with her finger of turning.  The ad was actually seen as a little suggestive and was much talked about in Boston.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: td on September 23, 2005, 06:49:10 AM
Re EYEWITNESS:  Isn't that the flick that has a surprise (well, not anymore) appearance from none other than Adolf Hitler?  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Hisaka on September 23, 2005, 06:52:13 AM

I love the “REWIND” cover.  RED in black & white always smells of something special mysterious.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Hisaka on September 23, 2005, 06:55:16 AM

It’s a little chill tonight, here in Tokyo.

Have a beautiful day, everyone!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 07:18:20 AM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]media[/move] [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]check[/move]

iPod:  the Cole Porter Red, Hot and Blue and the Disney Stay Awake recordings.  

TIVO:  Too Much!  Both Apprentices, Catherine The Great, The Greatful Dead Movie, and a bunch of Ester Williams films.

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:26:05 AM
I have a VHS copy of Song of the South with Japanese subtitles I picked up at a flea market yeqars and years ago .  

I have that, too, which a friend in Philadelphia picked up for me at a flea market for $10. Not the greatest quality or richest color, but not having seen the movie in decades before I got it, it was a welcome find.

I have since bought the unofficial DVD release from Thailand? (forgotten exactly where it came from) led there by one of the wonderful DRs here (William E. Lurie, was it?)

Of course, Disney is finally releasing an official edition next year.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:27:41 AM
Good morning, all!

It was barely cool enough for my walk this morning, but I took it, and I regretted it when I got to the last half when the sun was beaming down so hot on me that I was miserable.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:28:30 AM
And, of course, the forecasters have pushed that cooler weather back again. It was supposed to be Monday, but now, no cooler weather in sight for us here.

Argh!  :(
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 07:30:00 AM
Good morning, all!  I don't know if it's the site or this library terminal, but I've had a very slow go this morning reading the notes and catching up.

Question:  is there a way to change my password to something I can remember?  Right now I have something like 14QST5swv1aXX.  Who the H-E-double hockey stick (pronounced "fuck") can remember that?

I was indeed the only audience member for THE BROTHERS GRIMM, and that was the best part of the film.  As to the movie, it's a strange mix of malignment of the fraudulent Brothers Grimm, Franco-Prussian history, comedy, and a mix of folklore and fable combining English and German tales.  I liked Heath Ledger a lot, Matt Damon not so much but I hear the Weinstein boys insisted on him, and the rest of the cast acquitted itself well.

I found the story to be a sort of mess, but I liked the bits of "fairy tale": Sleeping Beauty, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Rapunzel, and others.  I thought the script was victim of tampering with some needless cruelty, lots of S&M torture, and an ending that went on way too long.  I loved the design, not so visually beautiful as SLEEPY HOLLW, but quite appropriate.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:30:37 AM
I didn't get around to making one point about CSI last night. The show featured three murder investigations, and I always thing any more than two just strain the show's ability to balance all the clues and facts.

Last season's premiere had FOUR cases being investigated, and it was a mess, very unsatisfying because there just wasn't enough time to do the investigations justice.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:32:27 AM
I didn't see THE BROTHERS GRIMM (I will eventually, of course), but SLEEPY HOLLOW was one of the most mesmerizing movies to look at that I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:36:18 AM
On the subject of WOMAN OF THE YEAR, with the right stars, I think it could still play today. It's clearly a star vehicle for two really charismatic performers. If you could find two really gifted musical perfomers with big names and an electric chemistry together, I think it could be a hit. The story seems dated to us living today, but just make it a period piece, and that problem would be solved.

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 07:36:22 AM
Mornin'...

I'm feeling slightly "off" today. I dunno why. I woke up with allergy issues, I think.

DR Jose: Sorry to hear about your banking problems. Hope you got them straightened out!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:37:58 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (OCR)

DVD - THE BOSTONIANS
          BEN-HUR (4 disc special edition)

DVR - last night's SMALLVILLE (season four finale rerun I've never seen)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 07:41:02 AM
I have to say that I have not been missing watching my soap opera at all. I've been keeping up with the plotlines from TVGUIDE.com, and the time saved in not giving an hour of my life each afternoon to this I've really been appreciating more and more.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Rodzinski on September 23, 2005, 07:47:52 AM
Elmore, just go into EDIT PROFILE and you can change your password in there.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:01:48 AM
I have to jump in the shower now and get ready to face the rest of the day. Have some errands to run shortly, but

WBBL.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:06:10 AM
And, of course, the forecasters have pushed that cooler weather back again. It was supposed to be Monday, but now, no cooler weather in sight for us here.

Argh!  :(

 I had NO idea they had such power!!

Why didn't they do something about turning the hurricanes I wonder?   ;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: S. Woody White on September 23, 2005, 08:08:27 AM
And the word of the day is: GELATINOUS!
The baby liked the strained peas well enough, but spat up the strained credulity.  As for the cherry dessert, the tot got a lot of the gel at/on us.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 08:11:23 AM
Elmore, just go into EDIT PROFILE and you can change your password in there.

Thanks, DRRodzinski!  I just changed it.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: S. Woody White on September 23, 2005, 08:14:03 AM
Der Brucer has been hogging the television for most of the week, picking out what new shows he wants to watch and not letting me have any say in the matter.

 >:(

Last Monday, we introduced the grandlads to The Great Race.  Alex enjoyed it a good deal, but had some trouble understanding that the Eiffel Tower at the end of the film was a fake.  William, trying to understand who the good guys were and who the bad guys were, had his first real introduction to "Good guys wear white, bad guys wear black."  The concept of an intermission as a good time for a bathroom break was appreciated by all.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: S. Woody White on September 23, 2005, 08:16:27 AM
Off to work, and then on to ladsitting for the evening.

If der B and I pick up the Desperate Housewives DVD set, do you think the grandlads would appreciate the humor of the show?

 ::)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:26:47 AM
Dear Reader Jose , I am so sorry to hear about your banking troubles.  In my job, I spend the  good part of my day talking with banking representatives. (or should I say being kept on hold by banking representatives, hence my abillity to chat here)

Sometimes I think the banks all give prospective employees personality and intelligence tests and then hire the ones who fail. ::)

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:32:39 AM
Good morning, all!  I don't know if it's the site or this library terminal, but I've had a very slow go this morning reading the notes and catching up.

I woke up quite early this morning and was zipping around this here site between 5 AM- 6 AM EST, and then suddenly around 6 AM it just SLOOOOOOWED  down and then it threw me out and wouldn't let me back in!

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:43:00 AM
Good morning, all!

It was barely cool enough for my walk this morning, but I took it, and I regretted it when I got to the last half when the sun was beaming down so hot on me that I was miserable.

Well, just remember, sometimes getting hot and sweaty can be a good thing.  And lots of fun too!

 ;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:51:44 AM
DR Jose: Sorry to hear about your banking problems. Hope you got them straightened out!

DR Jason - Thanks - I did get things straightened out... for now... but...

Dear Reader Jose , I am so sorry to hear about your banking troubles.  In my job, I spend the  good part of my day talking with banking representatives. (or should I say being kept on hold by banking representatives, hence my abillity to chat here)

Sometimes I think the banks all give prospective employees personality and intelligence tests and then hire the ones who fail. ::)


But since today is a Friday, and the next banking business day is not until Monday...  I'm sort of in financial until Monday, well, the close of business on Monday - which means Tuesday.  However, due to some papers that have to be signed and couriered, the whole mess may not be resolved until Wednesday.  Ugh!  -At least I stocked up on groceries the other day.  And since next week is packed with auditions, I'll most likely be treated to lunch and dinner each day, so...  Eh...

However, I have to say, the people I had to deal with at the bank this morning were quite nice.  (And I was only on hold for about 30 seconds tops.)  Not caring, per se, but just very easy to deal with, and they gave me all the information I needed, and made sure to inform me in advance of any possible delays in fixing the problem due to the fact that we're coming up on a weekend.  It didn't exactly make me feel better about the whole situation, but at least I know the "logic" behind the process of getting things back in order.  And it is something beyond my control, so I'm feeling less stressed about it.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 08:52:18 AM
Oh, Lord...the three little maids are on right now: me, Jose and  Larry.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:54:50 AM
Mornin'...

I'm feeling slightly "off" today. I dunno why. I woke up with allergy issues, I think.


I think I'm dealing with the same "off" issues today too (besides the bank woes), but I think the culprit is the change in the weather.  A bit overcast, and some rain is due in.  Air pressure can be a bitch at times.  However, even though there may be some rain this weekend, the temps are supposed to stay in the comfortable mid-70s.  And tonight the forecast is for overnight temps in the mid-50s.

Guess the cooler weather has headed north, DR MattH.

;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:56:22 AM
Oh, Lord...the three little maids are on right now: me, Jose and  Larry.

OHHHH!!!!!  Maybe we should have a little talent show to close out the eating and walking tour!  *And Wednesday night is open mic night at Don't Tell Mama...  And karaoke at Splash too!

:)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:57:21 AM
Oopss.... DR elmore's stand-by just had to step in...  DR Ron Pulliam, you're singing the middle part.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 08:58:47 AM
Last night's "Survivor":

I have a new hero, of sorts, and his name is "Brandon" and he's a farmer and he's on the Nakum tribe (not my favorite tribe, by the way).

At any rate, he was making some candid observations about Blake, the sick one, who does nothing but let the nurse administer to him, giving him water to drink, wiping his forehead with a cool wet cloth and then telling him to rest.

Brandon is sick of it, I tell you.  And he said the guy ought to "MAN UP" and stop wallowing in his self-pity.

Personally, I think Blake MAY have a touch of pneumonia, but as long as someone is willing to advise us that Blake should "MAN UP", then I'm willing to take his side in the matter!

And then there's the issue of the reward challenge, and Brandon described it thusly:

"We got up at the buttcrack of dawn..."

And I knew...just KNEW...that I had a favorite player to follow.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 08:59:37 AM
Good morning, everyone.

My name's Ron.

What's YOURS?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:59:48 AM
Well, this little maid actually needs to get out of the apartment before she goes stir crazy.  I think I shall do some exploring and scouting in the Village this afternoon.

Laters...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 09:17:07 AM
I had NO idea they had such power!!

Why didn't they do something about turning the hurricanes I wonder?   ;D

Your guess is as good as mine!  :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 09:18:09 AM
[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Page 3 Dance!!![/move]
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 09:19:13 AM
Thought I'd check back in once I got home from my errands as I sit here waiting for the rice and corn to finish cooking.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 09:21:47 AM
The USA TODAY TV critic gave tonight's next episode of THRESHOLD a good review (carped about the ending at little), so I will be watching.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 09:21:53 AM
Your guess is as good as mine!  :D

I watched part of Larry King Live last night.  He was talking to Ben Nye, "The Science Guy."  Callers were phoning in, and one guy called in and asked Ben:

"Why can't they do something to make the waters of the Gulf cooler?"

Ben cracked nary a grin.  He took a moment and then launched into the environmental reasons the Gulf is warmer than in the past and doled out suggestions of how we, as a planet, can stop and reverse global warming.

I'd much rather have heard Larry or Ben ask the caller if he might be suggesting the installation of a cooling system!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 09:37:30 AM
Off to have my lunch now.

WBBL.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 09:43:02 AM
I watched part of Larry King Live last night.  He was talking to Ben Nye, "The Science Guy."  Callers were phoning in, and one guy called in and asked Ben:

"Why can't they do something to make the waters of the Gulf cooler?"

Ben cracked nary a grin.  He took a moment and then launched into the environmental reasons the Gulf is warmer than in the past and doled out suggestions of how we, as a planet, can stop and reverse global warming.

I'd much rather have heard Larry or Ben ask the caller if he might be suggesting the installation of a cooling system!!

Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

Ben Nye is the makeup man.

;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 09:44:38 AM
Thought I'd check back in once I got home from my errands as I sit here waiting for the rice and corn to finish cooking.

Rice AND Corn?

TWO STARCHES?

Honey child....tsk!

:D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 09:46:10 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

Last night I dreamed I was at Manderley.

In an early post, FJL mentions the name Nicole Kidman - in my dream, I was making a comeback as an actor, and we were filming on a set.  The director was that woman, Angelika Holland, who did The Little Princess, I think.  My co-star was Nicole Kidman, and we seemed to be getting along very well indeed.  She was very sweet, and at one point we were sitting watching a playback on the monitor, and I had my arm around her shoulder and she said, "That's lovely, very friendly."  And then I rubbed her neck a bit, and she loved that.  The End.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 09:46:58 AM
I wonder if dear reader Jose has a couple of hours to do a leetle job for me, which he can do from his home environment.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 09:47:44 AM
I was put off last night's CSI premiere.

All the promos heralded "the case that will reunite the team".

Well....the team was reunited in the first frame...all on the job...with only one comment by Nick referencing last season's terrific closer:

Some dude: "How's it going, Nick?
Nick:  "Glad to be above ground!"

A few more minutes of standard, routine non-involving (for me) stuff (I burned out on CSI reruns about three weeks ago), and I was on my computer looking for things to bid on at eBay.

Yawn.

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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 09:48:20 AM
Rice AND Corn?

TWO STARCHES?

Honey child....tsk!

:D

ONLY TWO?? That's a diet in the south. Where are the potatoes? Where's the bread?
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 09:58:35 AM
Just read that the levees in the 9th Ward have broken again and that part of New Orleans is flooding at a rate of about 3 inches per minute...
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Post by: Jennifer on September 23, 2005, 09:59:03 AM
DR RonP, I hope that was a sarcastic post! :)

I know who you mean though. Norman is the big chunky guy who won the immunity, right?

I'm finding it hard to follow most of the players.  There are just too many at this point.  Although I am so thankful they kept steph.  I would have been really mad to see her go.

I'm not sure what to think about what Norman said. Yes Blake is sick.  And yes the nurse is spending a lot of energy on him.  But if Bobby Jon got so sick then obviously this is much tougher than it seems.

Plus Blake totally won the reward challenge for them.

I wish they had shown the discussion where the team decided to switch their votes. I believe it was because that kid told Morgan (the older fishmonger lady) and she talked to Gary (the quarterback). I guess maybe he has a lot of pull on the tribe.

I just hope that Steph gets an alliance and fast.  I love her!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 10:02:49 AM
DR RonP, I hope that was a sarcastic post! :)

I know who you mean though. Brandon is the big chunky guy who won the immunity, right?

I'm finding it hard to follow most of the players.  There are just too many at this point.  Although I am so thankful they kept steph.  I would have been really mad to see her go.

I'm not sure what to think about what Brandon said. Yes Blake is sick.  And yes the nurse is spending a lot of energy on him.  But if Bobby Jon got so sick then obviously this is much tougher than it seems.

Plus Blake totally won the reward challenge for them.

I wish they had shown the discussion where the team decided to switch their votes. I believe it was because that kid told Morgan (the older fishmonger lady) and she talked to Gary (the quarterback). I guess maybe he has a lot of pull on the tribe.

I just hope that Steph gets an alliance and fast.  I love her!

Brandon is the lean one...long hair, wears a hat.  Blake did bring home the win in the reward challenge...but he didn't win it all by himself.

The big guy, Judd, won the immunity challenge.  He's not Brandon, but he's as put off by Blake as Brandon.  

I wasn't being sarcastic.  Just stating my feelings.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 10:05:04 AM
Hmmm, let me see.  What can I write that can live up to today's subject?

How do I strain credulity?

Is it anything like straining carrots?

:D
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Post by: Jennifer on September 23, 2005, 10:13:59 AM
Norman is the lean one...long hair, wears a hat.  Blake did bring home the win in the reward challenge...but he didn't win it all by himself.

The big guy, whose name eludes me, won the immunity challenge.  He's not Norman, but he's as put off by Blake as Norman.  

I wasn't being sarcastic.  Just stating my feelings.

Oh sorry, the way you described him I thought you were being slightly sarcastic.

Ah okay I recall Norman. Now what is the name of the bigger one? I thought you were referring to him since he REALLY expressed his feelings re: blake (much more so than the skinny guy).

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 10:24:53 AM
Wasn't it Shakespeare who said:

The quality of credulity is not strained;
It's so chunky, you'll eat it with a fork!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 10:29:35 AM
It's the soup that eats like a meal.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 10:50:13 AM
Oh sorry, the way you described him I thought you were being slightly sarcastic.

Ah okay I recall Brandon. Now what is the name of the bigger one? I thought you were referring to him since he REALLY expressed his feelings re: blake (much more so than the skinny guy).

Judd!

:D
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 10:53:04 AM
Oh, Lord...the three little maids are on right now: me, Jose and  Larry.

Three little old maids.
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 10:55:27 AM
Hey, now....I'm not THAT old!
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 10:59:14 AM
I have been thinking  a lot about Ozderek and trying to think of things I could do to help spread the word about organ donations. I just ran across this site which seemed to be aparticularly good one so I thought I might share

http://www.donatelife.net/

 and another

http://www.transplantfund.org/About/overview.cfm
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 11:02:58 AM
Hey, now....I'm not THAT old!

It's not the years, Jason, it's the MILEAGE!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:03:05 AM
Oh, God, my hometown is such a boring mess!  Outside of the library and its computers, there is nothing to do while waiting for friends andfamily to get home from work.  I'm reading a mystery, eating way too much fast food, and playing at the library.

When I was a kid, the downtown area was a great place to go:  lots of stores, several five and dimes, a great drugstore with super fountain coca cola.  Around 1964, the city commissioners, all assholes, had the idea of enclosing the downtown area to make a large mall.  Well, as more and more business moved out toward the highway and several malls got built outside of town, the downtown area perished.  By the time the mall was dissembled, there was no more commerce there.  My hometown is now like a doughnut with a large empty hole where the commercial district was once.  

So, now you drive down Central Avenue, and there are a few auto parts stores, a florist, a news store, maybe a tattoo parlor and a lot of empty storefronts, which the city commissioners have decorated as if they're still thriving.  It's like they dragged a corpse out of a coffin, tarted it up and are pretending it's alive.  Oy!

When I drove my brother's car back to my father's Wednesday night, I had to drive through downtown Middletown. It's like 'Salem's Lot:  a few cars, a lot of abandoned buildings and no people.  Very scary.  And very sad.  I may have to go out to a mall and buy some postcards to send.  
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:03:53 AM
Hey, now....I'm not THAT old!

Exactly how old are you, Vera?
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 11:04:14 AM
I, for one, am so glad elmore has found the library computers and can be with us whilst he's out of town.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:06:21 AM
I did do something good for my soul today.  I went to a florist, bought two roses, and went to Woodside Cemetary to leave them on the graves of long-lost loves (1969 and 1979).  Still miss them.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 11:06:38 AM
Gee, DR Elmore3003:  Maybe you need to send a message up to Noah, saying 'Hey! Better send some people down.  Everyone on earth...is out of town.'"
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:11:34 AM
I, for one, am so glad elmore has found the library computers and can be with us whilst he's out of town.

Dear Friend BK, you and the wonderful folk are keeping me sane.  Tonight I'm having dinner with my friends Alan and Lilliane Freeman, and I'm seeing DRGinny and her husband Richard, who was my best friend in high school.   I've got one more friend to track down for Saturday, and on Tuesday, I do my guest star appearance at Miami University to discuss professional careers in music and theatre.  I am very much looking forward to that.

I forgot to mention that one of my obligations is to visit my mother's grave with my father.  That will be grisly; after 11 years, a second wife and two or three girlfriends, he still blubbers like a baby over her.  I get quite embarassed.  Can you believe it's 11 years ago we recorded Miss Sally Mayes' Comden and Green salad?
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Post by: Ben on September 23, 2005, 11:12:01 AM
Somewhere between 40 and...death!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:12:26 AM
Gee, DR Elmore3003:  Maybe you need to send a message up to Noah, saying 'Hey! Better send some people down.  Everyone on earth...is out of town.'"

Who is Noah?  Noah Isalone?
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:13:02 AM
Somewhere between 40 and...death!

I always said you were smart as well as cute!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:16:22 AM
Hey, now....I'm not THAT old!

Look at that avatar.  That gal's forty if she's a day! (a PORGY & BESS line)
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Post by: Ginny on September 23, 2005, 11:17:21 AM
Oh, God, my hometown is such a boring mess!  Outside of the library and its computers, there is nothing to do while waiting for friends andfamily to get home from work.  I'm reading a mystery, eating way too much fast food, and playing at the library.

Alas, DR elmore is describing, quite accurately, where I live.  That explains why I choose to work out of town and why I have developed this need to visit NYC a couple of times a year.  Unfortunately, the powers that be did not recognize that, positioned as the town is between Dayton and Cincinnati, it could be a very convenient residence for couples in which each works in each city.  Other communities around us (Lebanon, Mason, Springboro) DID anticipate that and are thriving.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:21:31 AM
Alas, DR elmore is describing, quite accurately, where I live.  That explains why I choose to work out of town and why I have developed this need to visit NYC a couple of times a year.  Unfortunately, the powers that be did not recognize that, positioned as the town is between Dayton and Cincinnati, it could be a very convenient residence for couples in which each works in each city.  Other communities around us (Lebanon, Mason, Springboro) DID anticipate that and are thriving.

I lost my comment!  

DRGinny, you will hear so much kvetching on Monday!  Each visit back, much as I love my family, is such an ordeal.
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 11:28:33 AM
Somewhere between 40 and...death!

I'm FOURTY. 4-0. Well....that slipped out.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:28:43 AM
My terminal tells me I have 4 minutes left, so I will log off now, play in the library for a bit:  I pull out CDs by BK and me and display them prominently to the dismay of the chief librarian, who always regards me as a lower life form although I've known him for 30 years.

I'll be back.
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 11:35:54 AM
Just had a brief but loverly visit from DR Jose who dropped off a loverly suprise gift pour moi. Mercy buckets, Jose!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:44:59 AM
Just had a brief but loverly visit from DR Jose who dropped off a loverly suprise gift pour moi. Mercy buckets, Jose!

It's gotta be hot goods.  He's got no money in his checking account!

I'm baaaaaaack!
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 11:48:15 AM
Oh! Rapture! It's feeding time for the carrot-stick girl. Today we're having a nice, crisp salad with a big handful of crunchy, crispy croutons.

Someone hand me the rat pois...I mean Skinny and Sweet.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 11:50:14 AM
Friday!

CD: Doris Day the 1960's Singles
VHS: Berserk!
DVD: Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 11:51:07 AM
The idea of a one woman show by Cindy Williams intrigues me.

Hmmmm.....

Nicole Kidman and Bruce Kimmel.   Kimmel's back and Kidman's Got 'Im!  I think the movie would work.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 11:52:14 AM
Hi DR ELMORE - now it's raining in the MidWest.

DRJOSE my allergies are going crazy today, so maybe it IS something in the atmosphere.  Maybe something gelatinous from another planet!

That would be a great movie:  The Gelatin From Outer Space!
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 11:53:43 AM
It's a Susan Egan "Coffee House" and Rececca Luker "Leaving Home" sort of day here.  Fall seems to be here, finally.  The run of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is going well.  The tech is not up to par with the performances, though.  The light board op isn't on top of his cues and they are always a split second late, the sound is just crap, and the deck crew is suddenly very clumsey.  The vocals are great!!!!  The combo is great!!!  I just have to remember that!

14 days until the DP and I hie ourselves to the land of Disney, and that's something to focus on!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:54:37 AM
So, I did a little sleuthing while waiting for a computer.  When I was a kid, a very handsome body builder (calm down, DRMBarnum!) and his wife and son moved across the street from us.  They were quite friendly, and whenever I watch DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, I think about our shirtless neighbor mowing his lawn and my mother and next-door neighbor having attacks of the vapours.  Well, after about two years of living across from us, there was a huge brouhaha acros the Mason-Dixon line called Goldman Avenue:  it's always been my belief that the neighbor lady had a hot affair with the man across the street and that my mother was the lookout.  When my motherdied in 1994, I asked by Aunt Jenny about this quaint bit of 1950s suburbia, and she said to me, "Oh, no, dear, it was your mother having the affair."  Well, I certainly can't ask my father, who still thinks my crazy harridan mother was closer to sainthood than Mother Teresa, and it's been over 40 years since the events, so I'm doing some Holmes&Watson work here.  

Through the City Directories, I've tracked down Maurice and Mary Wise at 3004 Goldman Avenue and the year was 1957.  So, I've also learned he was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1951, which puts him at a dating age for DRMBarnum, if Mr Wise is still alive.  I now want to see if I can locate him through an internet source.  If he's alive, I want to find out what happened from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:55:56 AM
Hi DR ELMORE - now it's raining in the MidWest.

DRJOSE my allergies are going crazy today, so maybe it IS something in the atmosphere.  Maybe something gelatinous from another planet!

That would be a great movie:  The Gelatin From Outer Space!

I wish it would rain here; the humidity is terrible.  So are my allergies.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 11:58:55 AM
It's a Susan Egan "Coffee House" and Rececca Luker "Leaving Home" sort of day here.  Fall seems to be here, finally.  The run of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is going well.  The tech is not up to par with the performances, though.  The light board op isn't on top of his cues and they are always a split second late, the sound is just crap, and the deck crew is suddenly very clumsey.  The vocals are great!!!!  The combo is great!!!  I just have to remember that!

14 days until the DP and I hie ourselves to the land of Disney, and that's something to focus on!

I love "Coffee House"!  The song "Oh, How I Loved You" accompanied me on my cemetary trek today. I couldn't get it out of my head.
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 12:09:12 PM
Is that Marcy & Zina's "Oh How I Loved You?" I love that song. I'd like to add it to my repertoire, though I think some adjustments would have to be made to make it gender-appropriate. Or not. I can't remember.
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 12:10:20 PM
I love "Coffee House"!  The song "Oh, How I Loved You" accompanied me on my cemetary trek today. I couldn't get it out of my head.

There's not a bad song on that CD.  I like her version of "Both Sides Now", the "French Waltz" and I really like "Across 9th Ave"

Story songs are the best, especially if you can relate to their stories and they sort of become part of your life or "your" songs.  
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 12:11:10 PM
Is that Marcy & Zina's "Oh How I Loved You?" I love that song. I'd like to add it to my repertoire, though I think some adjustments would have to be made to make it gender-appropriate. Or not. I can't remember.

That's the one :)    I can totally see a male sing that song - check it out :)
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Post by: MBarnum on September 23, 2005, 12:13:32 PM
 Media Check:

CD: Ragheb Alama -Up All Night

VHS: Episode of Perry Mason (taping at this very second)

DVD: A couple of pick-ups from the Dollar store this week....FRIGHT NIGHT which is some long lost, but recently found, 1967 made in Texas sci-fi film starring John Agar and some cute gals with southern accents fighting a gorilla monster thing.....and THE FAT SPY (1965) starring Jayne Mansfield and highly recommended by DR Rodzinski.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 23, 2005, 12:16:06 PM
I think I will move from the library to my father's for a visit before I head out to dinner.  I will try to drop back later, but I guarantee nothing.

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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 12:30:02 PM
Good luck in your quest, DRELMORE.  

Oh new Dollar Store movies.  DRMBARNUM I must travel to my local Dollar Store to see if they have any new titles!

Someday I MUST finish watching THE ALAMO (I am enjoying the performances by Thornton, Quaid, Patric, and especially Patrick Wilson as James Bowie) and I am assuming the outcome will be the same as it was in the 1960 version.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 12:30:39 PM
DR MATTHEW I am convinced that tech and crew people should be auditioned just as performers are.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 12:32:46 PM
Isn't Mr Jack E. Leonard also in THE FAT SPY?

Yesterday on TCM was a police noir from 1950 titled DESTINATION that featured Mr Hurd Hatfield and a bunch of people I didn't know.  BUT - everybody was talking so s l o w....there were big long pauses between phrases and NO cures were picked up.....strange.  Usuallly people in these movies talk like the camera is going to run out of film, but this one....hmmm.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 12:35:05 PM
Oh, God, my hometown is such a boring mess!  Outside of the library and its computers, there is nothing to do while waiting for friends andfamily to get home from work.  I'm reading a mystery, eating way too much fast food, and playing at the library.

When I was a kid, the downtown area was a great place to go:  lots of stores, several five and dimes, a great drugstore with super fountain coca cola.  Around 1964, the city commissioners, all assholes, had the idea of enclosing the downtown area to make a large mall.  Well, as more and more business moved out toward the highway and several malls got built outside of town, the downtown area perished.  By the time the mall was dissembled, there was no more commerce there.  My hometown is now like a doughnut with a large empty hole where the commercial district was once.  

So, now you drive down Central Avenue, and there are a few auto parts stores, a florist, a news store, maybe a tattoo parlor and a lot of empty storefronts, which the city commissioners have decorated as if they're still thriving.  It's like they dragged a corpse out of a coffin, tarted it up and are pretending it's alive.  Oy!

When I drove my brother's car back to my father's Wednesday night, I had to drive through downtown Middletown. It's like 'Salem's Lot:  a few cars, a lot of abandoned buildings and no people.  Very scary.  And very sad.  I may have to go out to a mall and buy some postcards to send.  

DR Elmore, get yourself a tattoo to pass some time!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jed on September 23, 2005, 12:38:03 PM
Look at that avatar.  That gal's forty if she's a day! (a PORGY & BESS line)

I don't recall any mention of avatars in Porgy & Bess.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 12:39:00 PM
Nicole Kidman and Bruce Kimmel.   Kimmel's back and Kidman's Got 'Im!  I think the movie would work.

The Second Nudie Musical?
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 12:42:00 PM
Ah...Destination Murder.  Directed by Edward L. Cahn and location shots at the Marcal Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

Produced by Cahn's Prominent Features, Inc, and released by RKO.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 12:42:03 PM
I did something today that I can't remember ever having done before: I ordered a sandwich with mustard instead of mayo. I've never been a fan of mustard, but I craved it today. And it's not turning my stomach - in fact, I'm kind of enjoying it.

Bizarre.
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 12:43:16 PM
That's what happens when you get older :P
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2005, 12:43:38 PM
I spy me a William F. Orr!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 12:51:06 PM
There is a huge flock of seagulls flyingin circles right outside my window, blocking out the sun


shades od Alfred Hitchcock!!


I am glad I parked inside today
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 12:57:46 PM
There is a huge flock of seagulls flyingin circles right outside my window, blocking out the sun

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/suzp1.jpg)

Children, I want you to form a single line and quietly leave the schoolhouse.  Once you are outside, run like H E double hockey sticks towards town or you can kiss your sweet little asses good-bye.

Quietly, now...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 12:59:26 PM
Rice and corn: two foods that keep me alive. So sue me!

;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: William F. Orr on September 23, 2005, 01:00:58 PM
I spy me a William F. Orr!

Oooooh!  Caught me!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 01:02:35 PM
Oooooh!  Caught me!

DR WFO!  Long time no see!  Long time no see!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 01:03:30 PM
Rice and corn: two foods that keep me alive. So sue me!

;D

I don't want to sue you.

Have some biscuits and gravy with that.  

Fry up a mess a somethin'...

And whup up a chocolate cake while you're at it!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 01:03:48 PM
It is 90; nine-oh, outside as I type this.

Just miserably sticky and hot. Yuck!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: William F. Orr on September 23, 2005, 01:03:53 PM
Actually, after weeks and weeks of heinous absence, I just snuck in to read the post for the first time in ever so long.

And now I must hie me to Target to get Bounty Towels on sale for $ 5.50 an 8-pack.

But, as the soon-to-be ex-guv of CA would say:

I'll be back.
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:03:56 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/suzp1.jpg)

Children, I want you to form a single line and quietly leave the schoolhouse.  Once you are outside, run like H E double hockey sticks

and until today, when DR elmore showed me the errors of my way, I was competely mispronouncing that last word
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 01:05:24 PM
I don't want to sue you.

Have some biscuits and gravy with that.  

Fry up a mess a somethin'...

And whup up a chocolate cake while you're at it!

No bread since I had fried chicken and there was enough breading on it to suffice the bread portion.

It took me a week to eat and serve to others those cupcakes I baked for my friend's birthday, so no more chocolate cake for at least another week!  :)
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Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 01:07:43 PM
This afternoon, i got around to watching last night's SMALLVILLE finale. Now, I won't see the series for probably another few months, until reruns of this seasons episodes begin in, what, December? Too many other shows to watch on Thursdays at 8.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 01:08:10 PM
I've been wanting to try chicken and waffles all week.  I'm not even sure what chicken and waffles is, but I still want to try it.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 01:09:10 PM
After I get that kitchen mopping done later this afternoon, I will settle in with THE BOSTONIANS which I haven't seen since it first came out over a decade ago.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:11:33 PM
Rice and corn: two foods that keep me alive. So sue me!

;D

"Not without reason is rice one of the basic foods for half the world’s population. Few other cultivated plants have such a high nutritional value as rice. Carbohydrates in the form of rice starch form the largest nutrient group. Minerals are also present in a particularly effective combination, as well as vital vitamins and amino acids. "

http://www.riso.ch/index.cfm?fuseaction=sprachewechseln&id_sprache=4&path=1-202




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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 01:13:06 PM
I've been wanting to try chicken and waffles all week.  I'm not even sure what chicken and waffles is, but I still want to try it.

Which part of it confuses you?

The chicken?

The waffles?

Or is it the great unknown:  How the FRELL do the two go together and do you serve syrup with it?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 01:14:05 PM
"Not without reason is rice one of the basic foods for half the world’s population. Few other cultivated plants have such a high nutritional value as rice. Carbohydrates in the form of rice starch form the largest nutrient group. Minerals are also present in a particularly effective combination, as well as vital vitamins and amino acids. "

Gee, thanks, Mrs. Science.  That was swell.

Now...what about corn?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 01:15:40 PM
After I get that kitchen mopping done later this afternoon, I will settle in with THE BOSTONIANS which I haven't seen since it first came out over a decade ago.

I really love imagining what such an activity as mopping the floor might lead to...and here it is:  watching "The Bostonians".

I can only conjecture what shampooing the carpets might inspire.

Or cleaning one's upholstery!

:D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 01:18:27 PM
"He was in a gelatinous rage when he discovered the thieves had taken his winter story of Jello."
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:18:40 PM
Actually, after weeks and weeks of heinous absence, I just snuck in to read the post for the first time in ever so long.

And now I must hie me to Target to get Bounty Towels on sale for $ 5.50 an 8-pack.

But, as the soon-to-be ex-guv of CA would say:

I'll be back.

They're $9.99 for a 15 pack at the Waldbaum's on DPA Billy!!
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:19:21 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/suzp1.jpg)

Children, I want you to form a single line and quietly leave the schoolhouse.  Once you are outside, run like H E double hockey sticks towards town or you can kiss your sweet little asses good-bye.

Quietly, now...

Annie Hayworth (1937-1963) Bodega Bay teacher, K-12.  Saved the lives of many students during the Bird Tragedy of 1963.  Best friend of playgirl Melanie Daniels.  Ex-fiancee of Mitchell Brenner.  Composer of the MOST irritating children's rhyming song in the history of movies. Neurotic.  Favorite opera "Tristan & Isolde."  Hobby gardening, smoking, and renting out rooms.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 01:20:48 PM
Or is it the great unknown:  How the FRELL do the two go together and do you serve syrup with it?

My exact question.
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:21:01 PM
Gee, thanks, Mrs. Science.  That was swell.

That's what moms are for

Quote
Now...what about corn?

Oddly, I could find nothing appropriate but I am sure I can make something up

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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:21:57 PM
Annie Hayworth (1937-1963) Bodega Bay teacher, K-12.  Saved the lives of many students during the Bird Tragedy of 1963.  Best friend of playgirl Melanie Daniels.  Ex-fiancee of Mitchell Brenner.  Composer of the MOST irritating children's rhyming song in the history of movies. Neurotic.  Favorite opera "Tristan & Isolde."  Hobby gardening, smoking, and renting out rooms.

ROTFLMAO
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 01:22:27 PM
That's what moms are forOddly, I could find nothing appropriate but I am sure I can make something up



Try not to be corny in your quest to make something up  :P
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:23:30 PM
My exact question.
CHICKEN AND WAFFLES
SERVES 4

I guess there are some of you who never heard of this. It is very common in PA Dutch country, at least my hometown area. We love to have breakfast foods for dinner on occasion and most have been revamped to be more savory than sweet. This is very easy and very quick if made with leftover chicken or turkey and gravy.

INGREDIENTS

Cooking oil (I use canola or olive, which is not traditional)
1/2 of a whole chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
1 stalk celery
1 medium carrot
1 small onion, peeled
1 bayleaf
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) low-salt chicken broth, plus water to cover chicken
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 batch of your favorite waffles
Heat olive oil in a stew pan over high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Add to pan and brown on both sides. Add celery, carrot, onion, bayleaf and broth. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until chicken is tender, about 60 minutes. Remove chicken from pot; cool, remove fat and bones and pull apart into small pieces. Skim excess fat from the broth. Discard the vegetables (or eat as cook's treat). Mix the flour with the water until smooth. Bring the broth to a slow boil. Add the flour-water paste gradually, stirring rapidly after each addition. Continue until gravy is the desired thickness. Taste for seasoning. Add the chicken and keep warm over very low heat.

Meanwhile, make the waffles according to recipe and waffle iron. If necessary, place in a 200° F oven to keep warm. Serve the waffles topped with chicken and gravy.

Note: Make extra waffles; freeze and reheat in the toaster for breakfast. Recipe can easily be doubled using a whole chicken.


http://teriskitchen.com/padutch/chickwaffles.html
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 23, 2005, 01:23:30 PM
Gotta go,
Gotta go,
Gotta go,
Gotta go,
Gotta go,
Gotta go
Right now!
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:23:36 PM
Chicken and waffles!  Intriguing.

Waffles and ice cream.  I have had that.

Pork chops and waffles - hmmmmm.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:25:28 PM
Once at IHOP I was served a small green salad with my pancakes.  I don't know why, and it wasn't on the bill.  But it was a very interesting taste sensation, pancakes and tomatoes and lettuce.  I hope whoever got my toast enjoyed it with his cheeseburger.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:30:15 PM
Page Six Chicken & Waffle Dance

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Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:34:56 PM
Can you use an IPOD only with an Apple computer?
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 01:35:32 PM
DR VIXMOM  -- Hope your commute is getting better. :)
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Post by: George on September 23, 2005, 01:47:16 PM
So, I did a little sleuthing while waiting for a computer.  When I was a kid, a very handsome body builder (calm down, DRMBarnum!) and his wife and son moved across the street from us.  They were quite friendly, and whenever I watch DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, I think about our shirtless neighbor mowing his lawn and my mother and next-door neighbor having attacks of the vapours.  Well, after about two years of living across from us, there was a huge brouhaha acros the Mason-Dixon line called Goldman Avenue:  it's always been my belief that the neighbor lady had a hot affair with the man across the street and that my mother was the lookout.  When my motherdied in 1994, I asked by Aunt Jenny about this quaint bit of 1950s suburbia, and she said to me, "Oh, no, dear, it was your mother having the affair."  Well, I certainly can't ask my father, who still thinks my crazy harridan mother was closer to sainthood than Mother Teresa, and it's been over 40 years since the events, so I'm doing some Holmes&Watson work here.  

Through the City Directories, I've tracked down Maurice and Mary Wise at 3004 Goldman Avenue and the year was 1957.  So, I've also learned he was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1951, which puts him at a dating age for DRMBarnum, if Mr Wise is still alive.  I now want to see if I can locate him through an internet source.  If he's alive, I want to find out what happened from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

That sounds like a plot for a hit movie! ;D
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 01:50:51 PM
I've always wanted to try chicken 'n waffles, too.

DR Jose: You're the walking Zagats of NYC. Let's find a soul food place. What's the place that so famous in Harlem - Sylvia's?
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 01:51:35 PM
DR VIXMOM  -- Hope your commute is getting better. :)

thank you.

Unfortunately my commute this morning was interuppted by a speeding ticket.  I have been driving for 31 years and I have never had a speeding ticket.  In fact I haven't had a ticket of any sort for over 18 years and that one was a set up  as was this one.

I had a couple of stops to make on my way in this morning so when I got to the LIE servcice road it was pretty empty ... I was tooling along at the posted speed of 50 MPH and lo and behold as you pass over a main drag, heading westbound you are suddenly in a  small incorpaorated village where the speed limit immediately drops to 30 mph, no warning no nothing.  Since I do not usually travel the service road in this area nor do I usually get the luxury of traveling at more than bumper to bumper speeds in my morning commute I was caught by suprise, and by the ^&%&*&* who was standing directly behind the sign with his little radar gun

 >:( >:(

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 01:52:38 PM
I just found Sylvia's website. She sells Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour!! Oh, happy gay day!  :-X
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Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 01:57:05 PM
Nevermind. It was Foodlocker.com. Sylvia doesn't have her own website.
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:03:50 PM
Just for Ron

"New Jersey grows excellent corn. Sweet corn is a state favorite. In addition to white corn, there is yellow and bi-colored corn.

As corn grows, it develops a thick stalk and many flat, pointed leaves. The stalk can grow as tall as 15 feet depending on the climate and variety. Each plant produces one or two ears. The long, thread-like silk that develops on each ear corresponds to a single kernel inside the ear. The kernels develop fastest in hot weather if there is plenty of water. If it is too cool or too dry, the harvest will be delayed.

Corn is a basic part of the American diet. Thousands of years ago, the Aztec and Mayan Indians started growing corn and its popularity quickly spread to North America. Corn was the chief crop of native Indians. The colonists developed a taste for corn and much fighting took place over corn fields.

Do you like corn? It's delicious and nutritious! Corn contains vitamins A and C. It is low in sodium and high in fiber. "

http://www.state.nj.us/hangout/corn.html
 
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Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 02:04:49 PM
I hope that pciture wasn't too corny for you DR Matthew!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 02:05:14 PM
So, I've also learned he was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1951, which puts him at a dating age for DRMBarnum, if Mr Wise is still alive.

I missed this the first go-round, somehow.

ROTFL!

If you find him, do try to get a photo you can post here on the forum.

:D
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Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 02:06:18 PM
Ice cream! It's Friday, and I haven't had my weekly dose of ice cream!

Something to look forward to after the mopping and before THE BOSTONIANS. (Couldn't eat it DURING the movie THE BOSTONIANS; Vanessa would NEVER approve.)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 23, 2005, 02:09:18 PM
She'd have gotten over it.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 02:17:45 PM
Well, I'm on my way to do the dreaded chore now, and then to some DVD/TV bliss. I'll have a report later on what I've watched.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 02:18:30 PM
Oh, I know some of you are fans of NUMBERS, and I just wanted to remind you that its season premiere is tonight on CBS - 10 p.m. EDT.
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 02:21:14 PM
I hope that pciture wasn't too corny for you DR Matthew!



DR Vixmom, I love to dress up corn!!!   Nothing is ever too corny for my taste.  
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 02:38:07 PM
Back from endless doing and going, not necessarily in that order.

I love me my Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.  Have to stop by there soon.

Is Destination Murder the one that was shot at the Marcal (it became, I believe, the Century in the 70s)?  If so, is it on again?
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 02:39:41 PM
She'd have gotten over it.


I don't know...she's a notorious grudge-holder.  ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 02:40:49 PM
Destination Murder is the one...it was on yesterday and it isn't on the TCM schedule again.  Maybe if you TIVO Hurd Hatfield or Joyce MacKenzie it will show up someday.
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Post by: FJL on September 23, 2005, 02:48:34 PM
I've had the chicken and waffles at Jezebel's at 9th Avenue and 45th Street.  Really great, though a little on the pricy side.

And did someone mention already that chicken and waffles is the dish that Edna Turnblad happens to go to the other side of town for (when she just happens to run into Tracy and Link) near the end of the first act of HAIRSPRAY?  Hence, the truly immortal line "Hold Mommy's waffles."  (I'm seeing HAIRSPRAY again with my Mommy tomorrow belatedly for her birthday, so HAIRSPRAY is on my mind.)
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Post by: George on September 23, 2005, 03:03:22 PM
In my CD player:  "This Is For You" by Emiel Van Egdom.  He's a jazz sax player and this CD has a couple of tracks by Cheryl Bentyne, soprano of The Manhattan Transfer.

After that will be the first discs in each of the "Verve//Unmixed" and "Verve//Remixed" series.  The Unmixed/Remixed series is made of seemingly random jazz songs from the Verve catalog that are released in the original versions on the "Unmixed" disc and then those exact same songs are remixed by some of today's hottest DJ remixers...or something like that.  They took these wonderful jazz songs by such people as Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holliday, Carmen McRae, and even BK's very own Astrud Gilberto and turned their songs into modern dance songs...some not so successfully.  I have now gotten all three discs of both the Remixed and Unmixed series.  The original discs are, of course, much better than the remixes, but some of the remixes aren't so bad.
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 03:08:15 PM
I am now officially very hungry, so I shall have to go out and get me something yummilicious to eat.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 03:25:43 PM
Oh great.  Now I'M hungry!
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Post by: Matthew on September 23, 2005, 03:33:25 PM
I'm off I'm off!!  A few voice lessons, dinner with relatives from Italy and another round of "I Love You, You're Pefect.... JUST GET IT RIGHT"
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 03:53:37 PM
Apparently I'm psychic - I TIVOd Destination Murder - in fact, I TIVOd three of those 1950 b-movies in a row.  

The credits location is Restaurant Row on La Cienega, just a mile from where I grew up.  If you look closely you can see two restaurants mentioned in the Kritzer books  - Lawrey's (on the left - it's original location), and Richlor's on the right (now the home of Lawrey's).  The movie theater at the beginning of the film - I didn't see any signage to know exactly which it was.  It was funny that they took the time to shoot it on location and did the exterior of the theater and the lobby stuff, but the inside of the theater was obviously Edward L. Cahn's projection booth on the lot.
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Post by: Danise on September 23, 2005, 04:21:39 PM
Evening folks!

I couldn’t get on the board this morning at all!

Small town blues, huh, DR Elmore?  I guess I’d better never take you out to see the sights of Beautiful Up Town or Down Town Seffner!  Up town being North of the MacD’s and Down Town being South of MacD’s.   :D

Hey guys! Guess what!  I know a radio star!  His name is Ben and I listened to him this evening.  He’s wonderful!
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Post by: Danise on September 23, 2005, 04:28:15 PM
I forgot to mention that one of my obligations is to visit my mother's grave with my father.  That will be grisly; after 11 years, a second wife and two or three girlfriends, he still blubbers like a baby over her.  I get quite embarassed.  

Forgive me if I'm sticking my foot into something I know nothing about but from what I read, I think that's very sweet of your Father.  
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 23, 2005, 04:28:50 PM
DR Vixmom, I love to dress up corn!!!   Nothing is ever too corny for my taste.  
lol Mathew.  ALW has made millions from that taste.
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Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 05:11:59 PM
Sound Of Music.

The 40th anniversary edition DVD, featuring commentary by Andrews, Plummer and Wise, will be released Nov. 15 and can be ordered in advance.

Andrews may have seemed like a fresh-scrubbed newcomer when "The Sound of Music" was released in 1965, but she had spent the previous decade as a star onstage in both London and New York. She warmed up in London music halls as a child and teenager before making her Broadway debut in "The Boy Friend" (1954). Two years later she originated the role of Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady," though when the film version was made she famously lost the part to Audrey Hepburn. In a bit of poetic justice, Andrews did "Mary Poppins" instead and won an Oscar competing against Hepburn. She subsequently appeared in musicals, dramas and comedies, notably "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Victor/Victoria" (directed by her husband, Blake Edwards), and is now an occasional screen presence ("The Princess Diaries") and author of children's books.

Q: What comes to mind when you see "The Sound of Music" now?

A: Aside from the movie itself, the extras on the DVD are great. Rehearsal footage that I never knew was being shot, footage of us recording at the prerecord long before we began filming. It's great because I never knew it existed.

Q: You did all of the singing before the shoot?

A: Yes, you always do that with movie musicals. You prerecord and then you lip-synch to playback.

Q: At that point were you pretty comfortable in front of a camera?

A: It was the third movie I'd ever made, but I was in awfully good hands. Robert Wise is a consummate director who has stayed a friend over these many years. He's kind and gentle. I learned a great deal while filming. So yes and no is the answer to that question.

Q: I seem to recall that shooting that legendary opening shot was difficult.

A: A helicopter swoops down through the trees and onto the field. When we rehearsed the shot, the helicopter would take off and the wash from it would knock me down.

Q: How much research did you do about the family?

A: I'd seen the Broadway musical. The musical was based on a book, which became a German movie, which then became a vehicle (by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) for Mary Martin. I basically worked from the script that was taken from the musical.

Q: I guess you could feel that not many people had seen the musical so you didn't have to worry about comparisons.

A: Perhaps she (Martin) wasn't the right age at that time (to play the role onscreen), I don't know quite what. I know I wasn't the first person considered for it. They considered Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day and Grace Kelly. Disney was very kind and allowed them to see footage of "Mary Poppins."

Q: So that hadn't been released yet.

A: I did three films in a row, "Poppins," "The Americanization of Emily" and then "Sound of Music," none of which were released.

Q: Did you feel trapped by the image created by this film?

A: Some people suggested that I was, but I was very fortunate to play other roles. "The Americanization of Emily" and "Torn Curtain" and things like that.

Q: There weren't many movie musical successes after that. Did you feel like you arrived too late?

A: I felt I could have done more. I enjoyed them.

Q: One more thing. I always thought Christopher Plummer was an interesting choice for this movie and gave an interesting performance. Can you tell me why I think that?

A: I think I can. We were all concerned that the movie would be too saccharine. We wanted to add as much astringency to the film as possible, and Chris did that. He was the glue. His contribution to the film was enormous.

Q: I agree.

A: I'm glad you do.
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Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 05:17:40 PM
Programme of events for
Julie Fair '05 in London
(Julie Andrews is not expected to attend)

Friday, 30th September, 2005

7.30 p.m
Meet and Greet
at the Dorchester Hotel (room to be arranged)

Saturday, 1st October, 2005

10.15 a.m.
A walking tour of the theatre district and visit to Drury Lane

Noon
Visit to the Palladium

2.00 p.m.
Author and historian Giles Bearley will give a lecture on
the life and works of Arthur Morris
at the Dorchester Hotel (room to be arranged)

4.00. p.m.
To Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Dame Julie Andrews
we will take high tea at the Dorchester Hotel

7:30 p.m.
A visit to the theatre to see the
stage production of Mary Poppins
(if you have purchased a ticket)

Sunday, 2nd October, 2005

Morning (times dependent upon train timetables)
Surrey Tour
A visit to many places of interest
appertaining to Julie Andrews early years

To fit in where possible
A walking tour of Covent Garden

For further information contact:
Judy at: judytaz@charter.net or Lorene at: llc502@aol.com
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Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 05:19:04 PM
New page?

So, let's Step In Time!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jennifer on September 23, 2005, 05:33:54 PM
DR Vixmom, I'm glad you liked the recipe I posted.  The ingredients are simple (who would think soda crackers would be used in a dessert). But the result is delicious.

I have tried something similar without chocolate.  The one my aunt makes every Christmas uses graham crackers and the same brown sugar and butter spread over it.

But there is no chocolate (i forget what is spread on instead). And this has always been one of my favorite cookie treats. Yummy.
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 06:23:49 PM
Day is done, and evening has begun.
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Post by: Sandra on September 23, 2005, 06:29:38 PM
I am going to spend my weekend locked in my room writing a paper for the dreaded Dr. C. Eight pages on the theme of identity and how it relates to postcoloniality. I know you're all jealous.

And I get to reschedule my appointment with said dreaded Dr. C. for some time next week, which means I get to go through this whole thing all over again.

Now would somebody please tell me to do my homework?
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Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 07:05:36 PM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  I've eaten a potpourri of Gelson's oddities - a little chicken with almonds, a little lobster salad, a little sushi (avacado roll), and a mini-bagel with cream cheese.  I am now ready to vomit on the floor.  I will need a sweet to remove the disgusting melange of tastes currently roaming around in my maw.

My goodness, that was florid, wasn't it?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:15:20 PM
Good Evening!

Ah, nothing like spending a few hours in the Village to get one's mind off of other things.  I hung out with my buddy, Stuart, and his part-time dog, Chiclet.  *Part-time since he still shares her with his ex.  A very amicable arrangement, and a very sweet dog.  A white Jack Russell Terrier.  16 years old!  She is winding down, but she seems to be going out with style and grace.

The weather was a bit strange today.  Some intermittent showers and very spotty too.  We'd walk one block and the streets were absolutely dry, and then we'd cross the street and there would be water running down the gutters.  Very strange.  But sort of cool at the same time.

OH!

DR MBarnum - I believe I found a good Korean place to take you to when you come to town.  Good food, and in a great neighborhood too.  Scenery of all sorts.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:16:09 PM
I wonder if dear reader Jose has a couple of hours to do a leetle job for me, which he can do from his home environment.

Well, you have my e-mail, so...  I'll see what I can do.
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Post by: FJL on September 23, 2005, 07:17:45 PM
It happened again.  I simultaneously googled "Hold Mommy's waffles" and chicken, and posts from this here site came up, well, at least one post anyway, from 2003.  That's two times this week that I googled and HHW came up in the results.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:23:47 PM
I've been wanting to try chicken and waffles all week.  I'm not even sure what chicken and waffles is, but I still want to try it.

It is what it is.  Fried Chicken.  Waffles.  The waffles become the starch - a replacement for biscuits, corn sticks, yeast rolls, mashed taters, etc.

As for the syrup, that's your choice.  You can have it just on the waffles, or you can also put some on the fried chicken.  *Some people serve their Chicken and Waffles with gravy - like the recipe that DR vixmom posted - but with syrup is the real deal.

Some places will dip their fried chicken in some sort of syrup-glaze -usually some sort of spicy-seasoned-honey mixture.  This method works best when the crust of the chicken is slap-yo-mama good.  And with the syrup it becomes slap-yo-mama and yo-gramma good!  Consequently, when served this way, the honey dip serves as the syrup for the waffles.

:)

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Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 07:24:01 PM
HHW is Google's nightmare.

RE:DESTINATION MURDER - maybe the location shots were done for another film or by the second unit (although why such a B would have a second unit is beyond me).  Since it was his own production company maybe he did do some test filming first.  Who knows?  But didn't you think everyone talked VERY SLOW?

Why weren't these extras included in the previous SOUND OF MUSIC extra-special be-all and end-all never-have-to-buy-another DVD that came out a couple of years ago?  HUH?  Did they find them in a drawer under Saul Chaplin's socks?
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Post by: FJL on September 23, 2005, 07:26:17 PM
BK - Taking a cue from the toiletries topic the other day, I recommend original Listerine for what's ailing you right now.  Don't try the citrus Listerine, it'll just mix with those other tastes and make it worse.

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jane on September 23, 2005, 07:26:40 PM
Hi, I'm home and super sleepy and tired.  So that is it for tonight.  I will return tomorrow.   I hope everyone is well.

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:30:06 PM
It happened again.  I simultaneously googled "Hold Mommy's waffles" and chicken, and posts from this here site came up, well, at least one post anyway, from 2003.  That's two times this week that I googled and HHW came up in the results.

I found this jhere site after googling my own name... so beware whom you post about! ;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:31:35 PM
HUH?  Did they find them in a drawer under Saul Chaplin's socks?

 ;D ;D ;D

Thank goodness, these dvds won't be in odorama!! :o :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:32:29 PM
Why weren't these extras included in the previous SOUND OF MUSIC extra-special be-all and end-all never-have-to-buy-another DVD that came out a couple of years ago?  HUH?  Did they find them in a drawer under Saul Chaplin's socks?

Wait'll you see what they have lined up for the 45th Anniversary DVD! :o
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:32:32 PM
Hi, I'm home and super sleepy and tired.  So that is it for tonight.  I will return tomorrow.   I hope everyone is well.



Welcome back Super Sleepy!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:34:10 PM
Hi, I'm home and super sleepy and tired.  So that is it for tonight.  I will return tomorrow.   I hope everyone is well.



Welcome back to the US of A!!  I'm glad to knw you are home safe and sound.  I am very muuch looking forward to hearing all about it in two weeks time, don't forget your pictures!!  :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:34:12 PM


My goodness, that was florid, wasn't it?

The crême de la crême is to be florid in Florida!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:36:06 PM
Wait'll you see what they have lined up for the 45th Anniversary DVD! :o

Maria Von Trapp singing the whole score wearing Saul Chaplin's socks!

Just to knock  OUR socks off!! ;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:36:46 PM
The crême de la crême is to be florid in Florida!!
Speaking of Florida.  Does anyone know if Danise is anywhere int he path of Rita?  And is anybody else we know in danger of the hurricane?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:37:31 PM
DR Jason - The soul food place getting all the notoriety lately is Amy Ruth's.  It's up on 116th in Harlem.

Amy Ruth's (http://www.amyruthsrestaurant.com)
(http://www.amyruthsrestaurant.com/images/logo/logo_01.jpg)
(http://www.amyruthsrestaurant.com/images/logo/logo_02.jpg)
(http://www.amyruthsrestaurant.com/images/logo/logo_03.jpg)

And, as you can see from above, it's only been around since 1998.

Sylvia's is on Lenox, and has been around since 1962

Sylvia's (http://www.sylviassoulfood.com)
(http://www.sylviassoulfood.com/Assets/BannerLogo.jpg)
(http://www.sylviassoulfood.com/Assets/nyrestaurant.jpg)

However, I'd have to say my favorite soul food places are part of the Spoonbread "chain".

(http://www.spoonbreadinc.com/gifs/ext_mamie.jpg)

There's Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too (http://www.spoonbreadinc.com/miss_maudes.htm) on Lenox Ave.

And there's also the original Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too (http://www.spoonbreadinc.com/miss_mamies.htm) on 110th by Columbia University.  Just a short walk from the 1 train.  :)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:38:32 PM
Speaking of Florida.  Does anyone know if Danise is anywhere int he path of Rita?  And is anybody else we know in danger of the hurricane?

Danise posted earlier so she must be doing fine and has scared away Rita!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: FJL on September 23, 2005, 07:39:35 PM
Shows I'd like to see with the word Florid in the title:

Florid the Red Menace
Florid Dora

Sorry, I've been doing taxes all day.  My sense of humor is warped.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:41:18 PM
And once my financial affairs are back in order next week, guess where we'll be going for dinner, DR Jason?

;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:42:00 PM
Excellent news.  Now if we can just get Matt H's magical weather forecasters to push back the hurricane completely we'll be all set.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:42:13 PM
DR Jason - Glad you like the surprise!  And I'm glad it worked.

DR elmore - It wasn't hot goods.  In other words, it was not cheap porn.

;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:42:53 PM
And once my financial affairs are back in order next week, guess where we'll be going for dinner, DR Jason?

;)

IHOP?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:42:58 PM
Welcome home, DR Jane!!!!

Rest well.  You'll have some walking and eating to do in a week and a half!

:)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 07:43:31 PM
IHOP?

Pshaw!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:43:50 PM
DR Jason - Glad you like the surprise!  And I'm glad it worked.

DR elmore - It wasn't hot goods.  In other words, it was not cheap porn.

;D

Did you bring him a silencer for carrot stick girl?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 07:44:22 PM
Chicken Dance!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 07:48:01 PM
I do believe Roscoe's was the first chicken and waffles emporium, and it's been here over twenty years, maybe more.  These other jernts suddenly just hop on the old Roscoe's bandwagon, is that it?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: William F. Orr on September 23, 2005, 07:48:43 PM
As a child I always wondered why a cheeseburger had cheese, a baconburger had bacon, but a hamburger had no ham.

Tonight I was making us hamburgers--mine on an onion roll and Joe's on a Thomas's English Muffin, and there was the left-over sliced ham  in the frij, so I said, "Why not?"  "Why not?" I said, and I put a few slices on mine, topped with baby swiss.

It was really quite tasty.

Joe said, "Yuck!"

The end.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: William F. Orr on September 23, 2005, 07:51:45 PM
I am going to spend my weekend locked in my room writing a paper for the dreaded Dr. C. Eight pages on the theme of identity and how it relates to postcoloniality.

The urge to make a tasteless joke is almost overwhelming.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:54:29 PM
Excellent news.  Now if we can just get Matt H's magical weather forecasters to push back the hurricane completely we'll be all set.

Hummm.... even The President could not do that!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 07:56:45 PM
The urge to make a tasteless joke is almost overwhelming.

I thought of that too, William, but refrained! ;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:02:40 PM
I do believe Roscoe's was the first chicken and waffles emporium, and it's been here over twenty years, maybe more.  These other jernts suddenly just hop on the old Roscoe's bandwagon, is that it?

If I'm remembering correctly, Roscoe's was inspired by some East Coast emporium.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 08:03:13 PM
OK - Well, I ned to make a run down to Pathmark before it gets any later...

Laters...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2005, 08:03:29 PM
Good eve to all.

I'm back from another lovely evening in Chelsea, where I had dinner with friends and then saw a fun little show called DANCES WITH PITCHFORKS. It's the true story about a young non-Equity actor who was cast as a chorus boy/understudy in the Paper Mill production of GYPSY with Ms. Betty Buckley and Ms. Debbie "Deborah" Gibson. He was so excited to be cast with stars of such magnitude until he witnessed Ms. Buckley's first in a long line of meltdowns during a rehearsal.

He began sending email updates to his friends - only a few at first and worked his way up to about 65 people - about rehearsals and Ms. Buckley's rants and raves and tantrums until he started hearing rumors that his emails had been forwarded all around town. He quit writing the emails but continued to hear from BIG industry people that they were finding his stories to be quite amusing. And then it happened...one of his emails was printed in the New York Daily News!!

This is an approximation of the content of that email:

"Deborah and Betty were at lunch with the rest of the cast today when Betty leaned over to Deborah and said, 'I was telling someone the other day about my dogs being in the show and they just couldn't have been happier.' Deborah asked, 'Oh? Who'd you tell?' and Ms. Buckley replied, 'My parrot.'"

And then there were stories of her yelling her head off at the script supervisor because he didn't give her her lines - even though she never asked for him to and had done the role once before.

And the time she instisted that Paper Mill hire a shaman to come in and spiritually cleanse her costumes because her understudy had worn them the week before....

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall...
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:05:15 PM
As a child I always wondered why a cheeseburger had cheese, a baconburger had bacon, but a hamburger had no ham.

Tonight I was making us hamburgers--mine on an onion roll and Joe's on a Thomas's English Muffin, and there was the left-over sliced ham  in the frij, so I said, "Why not?"  "Why not?" I said, and I put a few slices on mine, topped with baby swiss.

It was really quite tasty.

Joe said, "Yuck!"

The end.

Sounds like the beginnings of a new restaurant chain

WFO's HAM burgers... where we believe in truth in advertising
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:08:31 PM
DR Jason

LOL!!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:08:32 PM
Instead of watching THE BOSTONIANS, I spent much of the early evening watchning Season 7 of WILL & GRACE. I don't know why really, but the DVD-RAM I had made was sitting there, and I just put it in the player and watched about 6 episodes. Some were pretty good; some were pretty bad. None achieved the hilarious vivacity of the first three seasons.

I think over the years and especially in these last two seasons, the character of Grace has become almost unbearably selfish and needy. In several of those episodes I watched tonight, I truly wanted to wring her neck.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:12:17 PM
I am NOT going to buy another version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC; I don't care how many remasterings they do to it. I don't care how many more special features they cram into the package.

When this new edition was announced some months ago, I put the DVD into the player, and it looked perfectly fine to me. So, no more SOUND OF MUSIC.

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:12:55 PM
I halfc watched half listened toa new show called "Inconceivable" about a fertility clinic.  Since we have some friends who went through route, one couple successfully and other not. I found it hard to sit through as some of the stuff cut a little too close to the bone

Did anyone else see it and what were your thoughts?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:13:26 PM
I'm buying the new STATE FAIR because the 1962 version is included as a bonus feature.

I'm buying the new OKLAHOMA because the new edition is anamorphic, and I didn't buy the last one since it wasn't anamorphic and I already had OKLAHOMA on that laserdisc that looked wonderful.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:14:50 PM
I am NOT going to buy another version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC; I don't care how many remasterings they do to it. I don't care how many more special features they cram into the package.

When this new edition was announced some months ago, I put the DVD into the player, and it looked perfectly fine to me. So, no more SOUND OF MUSIC.



not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:18:16 PM
I will skip to INCONCEIVABLE since DR vixmom asked about others' thoughts.

It has gotten some of the worst reviews of any new show this season. In fact, I don't think I read a single critic who thought the show was worthy of being on network TV.

I thought it was VERY entertaining, and this is coming from someone who was definitely born without the parenting gene. But the stories were all quite interesting, the cast was a nice mix of folks I'll look forward to getting to know (bk's friend Kevin Chamberlin is one of the regular cast members), and I found it an entertaining way to pass the hour without bloodshed, murder investigations, or clues dropping from the sky.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:20:03 PM
not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?



Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\

Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:24:12 PM
not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?



Vixmom! You had promised you would NOT reveal that!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:24:52 PM
In between my WILL & GRACE marathon and INCONCEIVABLE came the second episode (third hour) of CBS' THRESHOLD.

OK, I see how they're going to run the show. Each week, the team will investigate situations where people may have become infected by the video and audio signal that has the power to mutate a person's blood/DNA to become an alien.

As before, there were a couple of effective "boo!" moments that made me jump, but it's definitely an action oriented series with (so far) little to no character development. I really like shows to have some of both, and this one amps up the suspense and pace at the expense of moving around a bunch of cardboard characters.

One more chance before I sign off on this. The peopple just are not compelling enough to keep me hooked.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:24:56 PM
Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\



How about the  Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer h shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:25:23 PM
Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\



It's NOT a hairbrush: it's her Oscar!! ;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:26:03 PM
The shower Julie Andrew Christopher Plummer shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?

They used it in... Darling Lili! :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:27:06 PM
And I got the kitchen mopped, a chapter in my book read, and a couple of phone calls answered as well as all of that TV watched.

Busy night!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:27:20 PM
It's NOT a hairbrush: it's her Oscar!! ;)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: MBarnum on September 23, 2005, 08:27:49 PM
I am still watching that 1967 non-classic FRIGHT NIGHT. I took an 8 hour break from it and now I am watching it again. The leading lady, who looks a bit like a slightly more mature June Kenney...with a thick southern accent...is about to go into the woods to get her teenage sister,who is dancing the watusi, the monkey, the swim, and the twist with her teenage friends, to come home. I imagine she will come face to face with the monster thing that is at this very moment killing the deputy...I think...it is very dark in the scene and difficult to make out what is going on. I think the producers did not want any one to see what the monster suit really looks like.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:28:17 PM
How about the  Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer h shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?

If it was Christopher Plummer and Dan Truhitte in the shower together, maybe, but since it wasn't. . . .
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:29:19 PM
Dang you're fast Francois! I noticed the typo as I was hitting "post" and immediatly hit "modify" and you still caugjt my mistake!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:30:51 PM
If it was Christopher Plummer and Dan Truhitte in the shower together, maybe, but since it wasn't. . . .

They're saving that for  the FIFTIETH anniversary DVD!! :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:31:34 PM
If it was Christopher Plummer and Dan Truhitte in the shower together, maybe, but since it wasn't. . . .

That's for the 45th Anniversary! :o
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 08:31:42 PM
DRMATTH - that is also why I will be buying the new STATE FAIR.  I have the 1962 version on the official CBS/FOX video release in STEREO, but would love to have it in widescreen.....that's for me!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:32:09 PM
I am still watching that 1967 non-classic FRIGHT NIGHT. I took an 8 hour break from it and now I am watching it again. The leading lady, who looks a bit like a slightly more mature June Kenney...with a thick southern accent...is about to go into the woods to get her teenage sister,who is dancing the watusi, the monkey, the swim, and the twist with her teenage friends, to come home. I imagine she will come face to face with the monster thing that is at this very moment killing the deputy...I think...it is very dark in the scene and difficult to make out what is going on. I think the producers did not want any one to see what the monster suit really looks like.

Did they all put on skimpy lingerie before they went out in the woods?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:32:27 PM
They're saving that for  the FIFTIETH anniversary DVD!! :D

By then, they'll have HIGH DEFINITION DVDs, and as that's the case, I'm there!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:34:06 PM
DRMATTH - that is also why I will be buying the new STATE FAIR.  I have the 1962 version on the official CBS/FOX video release in STEREO, but would love to have it in widescreen.....that's for me!

I taped the widescreen version off the Fox Movie Channel when they ran it seven or eight months ago, and that's what I've been watching. Can't wait for a REAL print, hopefully with an anamorphic video transfer so it can look the best possible.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 08:34:21 PM
Ann-Margret STATE FAIR page nine DANCE!  :o

(http://www.ann-margret.com/images/61-69-2.jpg)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:34:30 PM
By then, they'll have HIGH DEFINITION DVDs, and as that's the case, I'm there!

Maybe by then it'll all be hologramvision, with lifesized hologram actors dancing around your livingroom
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:37:11 PM
By then, they'll have HIGH DEFINITION DVDs, and as that's the case, I'm there!

You sure need High definition to read Dan Truhitte! :D
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:37:46 PM
Ann-Margret STATE FAIR page nine DANCE!  :o

(http://www.ann-margret.com/images/61-69-2.jpg)

You've just gotta LOVE that CInemascope!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:38:43 PM
Maybe by then it'll all be hologramvision, with lifesized hologram actors dancing around your livingroom

Who knows; they might even add a.... Sing Along! :D

(What? It's done already?! Darn! They're fast! ;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:38:43 PM
I mopped a book once and read my kitchen floor and felt foolish! ;)

I don't blame you!    ::)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:42:35 PM
DR MBarnum, Maybe YOU can tell me the name of a mvoie that vixdad saw some years agon on cable and still fondly recalls as "the truest movie ever"  The storyline involved four or five shapely young women who work for a lingerie cimpany.  They are forced to come in on a Saturday , when the buildingis otherwise vacant, to do inventory in the dusty dirty basement.  By evening they are all so dirty that they decide to take showers in the bosses' private  office  and then of course not wanting to put on theor dirty cloithes they all don some of the inventory.

Of course there is a mad maniac murderer loose in the building which we discover when the pizza delivery guy gets it.....

Ringing any bells?  I am not sure it qualifies as a "B" movie, more like a D+!  But if I could find the title and get him that DVD -  man, I'd be set for life!!  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:44:58 PM
Don't waste your time! i'm not worth it! And my name is not Dan!

Neither is mine.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:45:55 PM
Well its rolling up to 11:35 in the PM so I guess I'll toddle off to the bedroom environment

Have a lovely night all, sweet dreams!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:46:47 PM
DR Sandra~~~ Do your homework!!


(I can't wait to hear excerpts from it!)  ;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Matt H. on September 23, 2005, 08:47:11 PM
I need to go get some sleep, too.

I shall say good night and shall return tomorrow morning (a Kander and Ebb reference).
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: MBarnum on September 23, 2005, 08:47:41 PM
DR MBarnum, Maybe YOU can tell me the name of a mvoie that vixdad saw some years agon on cable and still fondly recalls as "the truest movie ever"  The storyline involved four or five shapely young women who work for a lingerie cimpany.  They are forced to come in on a Saturday , when the buildingis otherwise vacant, to do inventory in the dusty dirty basement.  By evening they are all so dirty that they decide to take showers in the bosses' private  office  and then of course not wanting to put on theor dirty cloithes they all don some of the inventory.

Of course there is a mad maniac murderer loose in the building which we discover when the pizza delivery guy gets it.....

Ringing any bells?  I am not sure it qualifies as a "B" movie, more like a D+!  But if I could find the title and get him that DVD -  man, I'd be set for life!!  

Ha, ha! I have never come across that one!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: MBarnum on September 23, 2005, 08:49:26 PM
Yes, JRand, get down to the Dollar stores...they just got in their Halloween double features...I also picked up Anita Ekberg's FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD and that 1960 teen thriller RING OF TERROR.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:51:07 PM
Ha, ha! I have never come across that one!!

Vixdad was particularly impressed by the shower scene
 ::) The shower was apparently much too small and the poor girls kept rubbing  themselves against the glass walls
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: vixmom on September 23, 2005, 08:53:01 PM
Goodnight Matt, Jack, and Mike!!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: François de Paris on September 23, 2005, 08:56:29 PM
Vixdad was particularly impressed by the shower scene
 ::) The shower was apparently much too small and the poor girls kept rubbing  themselves against the glass walls

At least it's a clean movie!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 09:12:11 PM
I think I will try to watch DR CP's PSYCHO III on AMC....I know, I know!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jrand69 on September 23, 2005, 09:12:59 PM
Yes, JRand, get down to the Dollar stores...they just got in their Halloween double features...I also picked up Anita Ekberg's FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD and that 1960 teen thriller RING OF TERROR.

Maybe I will go tomorrow!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 09:19:05 PM
Back from the store... And it actually feels quite brisk outside right now.  Cool night air, and a breezy breeze.  Ah... Very refreshing.  -And, thankfully, the Pathmark was not packed full of people like it has been the last couple of times I've been there over the past week.

Once I got back, I went ahead and washed some dishes since I now had some dishwashing liquid - and I even bought some new scrubber sponges!  Ah, nothing like clean cookie sheets and Pyrex dishes!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 09:21:54 PM
As a child I always wondered why a cheeseburger had cheese, a baconburger had bacon, but a hamburger had no ham.

Tonight I was making us hamburgers--mine on an onion roll and Joe's on a Thomas's English Muffin, and there was the left-over sliced ham  in the frij, so I said, "Why not?"  "Why not?" I said, and I put a few slices on mine, topped with baby swiss.

It was really quite tasty.

Joe said, "Yuck!"

The end.

Sounds good to me!  I believe Island Burger has a Ham-Hamburger on it's menu.  And I also think that burger joint next to Big Boy out in BK-Land has something like that on their burger menu.  -Sorry, drawing a blank on the exact name of the place and the city it's in - and I ate dinner there last summer.  I'm sure BK will know... Don't you?

;)
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 09:26:47 PM
BK - Taking a cue from the toiletries topic the other day, I recommend original Listerine for what's ailing you right now.  Don't try the citrus Listerine, it'll just mix with those other tastes and make it worse.



...And then there was the Paul Mitchell Hair Care phase I went though whilst I was in college...

The Awapuhi shampoo smelled like pineapple and ginger.  The mousse smelled like watermelon and cherries.  The gel smelled like strawberries.  While walking around I would sometimes think I had a fruit salad on top of my head!

*And what got me out of that phase - besides realizing that no amount of "product" would ever work on my very thick, very straight hair - was the fact that during the late summer and early fall I would sometimes find a cloud of mosquitoes and/or fruit flies buzzing around me!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 09:28:58 PM
OH!  Canadian Bacon on a burger is really good too!  Cook it until it crisps up a bit.  And add a slice of meunster cheese if you desire!

*And my favorite burger combination from my favorite place in Richmond, Stella's, was/is a 1/2 pound of beef, medium rare, topped with feta cheese and bacon and grilled red onions.  HOPA!
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 09:30:24 PM
The jernt next to Bob's Big Boy has lots of burgers, not sure about a ham-hamburger.

And let me tell you that Roscoe's, which has been here for thirty years or so, did not take inspiration from anything on the East Coast, especially NY.  I have been going to NY regularly since living there in 1969 and I can tell you that in all that time there has never been a chicken and waffles jernt.  No, I'm afraid these jernts are all relatively new and all have just decided to "borrow" the business model of Roscoe's, just as certain other types of business concerns have "borrowed" the business model of those that were there first (not that I'm naming names or anything).
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: William F. Orr on September 23, 2005, 09:56:43 PM
DR MBarnum, Maybe YOU can tell me the name of a mvoie that vixdad saw some years agon on cable and still fondly recalls as "the truest movie ever"  The storyline involved four or five shapely young women who work for a lingerie cimpany.  They are forced to come in on a Saturday , when the buildingis otherwise vacant, to do inventory in the dusty dirty basement.  By evening they are all so dirty that they decide to take showers in the bosses' private  office  and then of course not wanting to put on theor dirty cloithes they all don some of the inventory.

Of course there is a mad maniac murderer loose in the building which we discover when the pizza delivery guy gets it.....

Ringing any bells?  I am not sure it qualifies as a "B" movie, more like a D+!  But if I could find the title and get him that DVD -  man, I'd be set for life!!  

I win!

It's called Tower of Terror.  The monster is actually an evil spirit from an Egyptian sarcophagus that was supposed to be delivered to the museum but was delivered instead to the lingerie company.

The curator of the museum is played by BK's close personal friend Forrest J. Ackerman.

This is, by the way, the movie that Joe and I put on some years ago for our then 21-year-old niece Andrea, who responded, "You put on a Lesbian movie!  Uncle Joe, I am not a Lesbian!"

Andrea and her partner Debby recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter.

So where's my sparkling trivia prize?
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 10:05:19 PM
The jernt next to Bob's Big Boy has lots of burgers, not sure about a ham-hamburger.

And let me tell you that Roscoe's, which has been here for thirty years or so, did not take inspiration from anything on the East Coast, especially NY.  I have been going to NY regularly since living there in 1969 and I can tell you that in all that time there has never been a chicken and waffles jernt.  No, I'm afraid these jernts are all relatively new and all have just decided to "borrow" the business model of Roscoe's, just as certain other types of business concerns have "borrowed" the business model of those that were there first (not that I'm naming names or anything).

But what's the name of the jernt?

As for Chicken and Waffles...  Well, Roscoe's may be the most famous of the jernts, but the combo of Chicken and Waffles has been around for a while...

From a link on the Chicken and Waffles Home Page (http://www.stranahan.com/ee/index.php/chickenandwaffles/)

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But who put the waffle side by side with fried chicken? A Harlem restaurant named the Wells Supper Club has trademarked the logo "Wells: Home of Chicken and Waffles Since 1938," and claims to have started selling the dish to clubgoers in the dusk of the Jazz Age, ostensibly as a late-night snack for folks who couldn't decide between breakfast and dinner. But Edge thinks the origins of the dish go farther back, brought to New York in the great migration of African Americans from the South. "My guess is that it comes from the days when someone would go out in the morning and wring a chicken's neck and fry it for breakfast. Preparing a breakfast bread with whatever meat you have on the hoof, so to speak, comes out of the rural tradition."

Chicken and waffles migrated to Los Angeles from Harlem with Herb Hudson, founder of Roscoe's House of Chicken'n Waffles. According to Jai Rich, Roscoe's director of marketing, Hudson and his friend Roscoe (whose full name was lost in the mists of time) moved to Southern California from New York and opened their first store in Hollywood in the mid 1970s. Hudson had friends in Motown and television such as Natalie Cole and Patricia Edwards, Derreck Johnson's aunt. Edwards was a stage manager for Norman Lear Productions at the time, and says she used her connections to get the word -- and the waffles -- out to the show-business community. Soon Redd Foxx was telling TV land that he was heading down to Roscoe's after his show.

Roscoe's made chicken and waffles famous in a way that Wells never did, and in the past decade the combination has slowly spread across America. Gladys Knight -- another Wells regular, Edwards claims -- owns a chicken-and-waffle shop in Atlanta, and other restaurants have opened in St. Louis, Louisville and, of course, Oakland.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ann on September 23, 2005, 10:10:01 PM
Good evening all.  I have just returned from seeing Just Like Heaven...a reward to myself for a week spent working hard.  I went by myself, while DB Jed does his show for the evening.  I know full well that there's no way he'd ever go with me :)  It was a decent movie...a light entertainment if nothing else.  Not much in the way of good writing, but very good acting.  I've always been a fan of Reese Witherspoon, though.  At any rate, a fun way to kill a Friday night.  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Ann on September 23, 2005, 10:11:30 PM
Hey, I started page 10!


Sorry, too tired to dance tonight.  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: bk on September 23, 2005, 10:36:45 PM
I never remember the jernt's name - it was formerly Hampton's and every time I try to think of the new name only Hampton's comes into my head.  I hate when that happens.

And I think we all know that all these "new" chicken and waffle joints are not ripping off the Harlem one from the 30s that they've never heard of - they're ripping off the one that worked, Roscoe's.  I may have to go over there early in the week.  Not only are the chicken and waffles brilliant, but their biscuits and gravy are marvy, as is their potato salad.  I'm drooling already.  
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 23, 2005, 11:09:39 PM
ABC News just broke in with a Special Report...  Hurricane Rita just made landfall...

Vibes and Thoughts and Prayers to those in the path of the storm.
Title: Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
Post by: Jed on September 23, 2005, 11:33:55 PM
I went by myself, while DB Jed does his show for the evening.  I know full well that there's no way he'd ever go with me :)

Don't go putting words in my mouth, dang it!