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Title: ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:10:27 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes have given you acid reflux, you're now tripping out, and hence it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're tripping on some choice acid reflux in Haight-Ashbury.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:15:00 AM
And the word of the day is: RUBESCENT!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:15:19 AM
Jose, the jernt next to Bob's Big Boy is Mo's.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 24, 2005, 12:38:57 AM
It's the cokes, BK.  All them damned cokes will give you acid reflux.  I had two at dinner tonight.  I have acid reflux.

I found INSERTS an interesting curiosity at the time and really need to see it again.

My friend Pat (whom you know,BK) have this debate all the time about which is better THE SEARCHERS or LIBERTY VALANCE.  I'm definitely a SEARCHERS man; in fact, it took me awhile to see what Pat saw in this movie...but if you get past the fact that booth Stewart and Wayne are too old for their roles and, as you say, the lengthy election sequence after Liberty's been shot (where Ford's comedy stylings are a little tired and you have Edmond O' Brien channeling Thomas Mitchell as Doc Boone from STAGECOACH), there is a rather resonant and hauntingly bleak film and vision of the West.  It's not THE SEARCHERS; but it's a much deeper film than I originally thought.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 24, 2005, 12:40:49 AM
We used to take great field trips in school:  To the Natural History Museum; Art Museum; nature hikes; the theatre.  I saw my first real play (Beauty & The Beast) when I was in fourth grade.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:50:25 AM
Those who've read Benjamin Kritzer (and who hasn't) know that my field trip to the tuna canning factory was memorable.  I also went to the museum, and to the Philharmonic Auditorium where we saw a rehearsal of a Gilbert and Sullivan show, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:52:20 AM
Yes, I'm much more Searchers than Liberty Valance.  There's just something about The Searchers that is unlike any other movie ever made.  Liberty is a good yarn, well told, except for that sequence at the end, which I'd simply cut right out of the film, as the film is a bit overlong at close to 125 minutes.  Funnily, one of the most famous things about the movie is the song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, sung by Gene Pitney.  It appears nowhere in the film.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:53:21 AM
I think during my roaming around hours I shall go into the West of Wood.  I may even try to get in early to The Apple Pan and have a burger.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: George on September 24, 2005, 01:04:21 AM
Now that I've caught up on last night's posts...there are a couple of restaurants here in Olympia that have a sort of "Hawaiian" burger, which has slices of ham and pineapple on the beef.  Both are quite delicious ... except one place has sprouts as one of the toppings. :P
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Jrand69 on September 24, 2005, 01:32:31 AM
THE SEARCHERS all the way.  I have only seen LIBERTY VALANCE on broadcast television and never all the way through, so I can't say what I think of it.

Field trips!  I am from Indiana, I live in a field.  BUT:

First one:  The Mooresville Fire Dept.  We walked downtown and saw the fire engine and heard the sirens and got to stand on the truck.

Second one:  We walked downtown to the movie theatre owned by a classmate and were shown a movie.  KIM with Errol Flynn & Guy Stockwell.  It was several years old by then, but it was FREE!

Others - to the planetarium.  To Clowes Hall to see a Spanish dance troupe.  To the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.

The trivia question once again is leading me to DEAD ENDS.  Grrrr.

HOWEVER, I do now have Rhapsody Radio on my computer and am choosing some stations I like!  Very nice.  AND IT'S FREE.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Tomovoz on September 24, 2005, 02:13:30 AM
"The Searchers" provided the inspiration for "That'll Be The Day" (The Crickets) and the for the name of the English pop group. Other than that the film had zero impact on me. I do remember "Liberty Valance" along with "One Eyed Jacks" as being two of the few westerns I ever cared for.  (the fact that both films inspired title songs not used in the movies may be significant!)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Tomovoz on September 24, 2005, 02:14:59 AM
"Field trips" - most I remember were from years as a teacher.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Tomovoz on September 24, 2005, 04:29:35 AM
Good morning DR Ben.
Goodnight.

Today was one of the biggest Sporting fixtures in Australia - Final of Australian Rules Football.
"I Still Call Australia Home" was sung by the talented and amazingly understated as always, Dame Edna.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 04:56:59 AM
Field trips: I only remember going to the zoo and the botanical garden.

But my kids' first grade teacher LOVED field trips and her class went on one about every month. I was one of the moms who went on every one as a chaperone. I think my favorite was to the ballet.

I miss field trips (sometimes). I volunteered to go as a chaperone with my ten-year-old buddy's class whenever they go on one. That should be fun: an entire class of hyperactive kids.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 04:57:25 AM
This morning I am going hiking before it gets too hot.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Ben on September 24, 2005, 05:04:12 AM
Me thinks my name appears after I leave this here site. I was not here when Tom proffered his morning (evening) greeting but my name still appeared, I think. That's the trouble with staying logged in forever. You don't have to sign in but when you leave your name often stays up unless you close your browser so people think you're just hangin' around like so much fish.

Last night we watched two episodes of Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By courtesy of Channel 21 WLIW, Long Island's public television station. This was after a dinner of fresh green beans (bought at the Greenmarket on Wednesday), wild rice and pork chops marinated in a honey mustard glaze. We each had a piece of pumpkin raisin bread (also from the Greenmarket) after dinner.

I'm seeing Mia Farrow tonight. I'll look for Woody in disguise.

I must get back to work.

Hello to Tom and others who might think I'm here but I'm not cause I'm leaving to go back (where I can be me...no) to the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation.

Bye!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: FJL on September 24, 2005, 06:43:02 AM
My favorite field trip in school was to see THE GLASS MENAGERIE starring Maureen Stapleton.  After the show, there was a talkback for the students, and she came out in a bathrobe and chatted with us.

Second favorite was when we went to see THE LADY FROM THE SEA starring Vanessa Redgrave, and Ms. Redgrave came out and talked to us.  The production was not very good, but the experience of getting to have Ms. Redgrave answer our questions was quite exciting.  She did give us misleading info as to why a certain critic (Martin Gottfried) was barred from the Circle in the Square Theatre, claiming that Gottfried hadn't given the Circle in the Square a good review in years.  We Yeshivah of Flatbush theater queens knew that wasn't true, but of course none of us was going to challenge Ms. Redgrave.

I'm also having no luck with the trivia question this week, not even a lead after two hours of working on it.  :(
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: td on September 24, 2005, 06:47:23 AM
I mentioned INSERTS last week, when I had rented it from Netflix.  The dvd is the international cut of the film, lasting ten to twelve minutes longer.  I was curious as to what the major differences were, as I had only seen INSERTS on its initial release (it played right down the street from THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL, which was housed at The Strand, while INSERTS held court at The King's Court, both on Forbes Avenue, both now sadly defunct).  I was highly ambivalent about INSERTS then, even now I wouldn't really place it high on my list, BUT it does contain fine characterizations from all concerned.  Ms. Cartwright truly broke away from THE BIRDS and had fine work coming her way in ALIEN and THE X FILES.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: FJL on September 24, 2005, 07:41:07 AM
BK wrote in the notes to get off our butt cheeks and make an attempt at the trivia contest.  But the irony is that this one has kept me ON my butt cheeks for longer than any question since the Columbo question.

Oh well, I'm now getting off my butt cheeks for a while and heading off to Mom's belated birthday celebration.  

Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 07:41:38 AM
Good morning!

Cool enough early morning air led me out on my usual walk, but just like yesterday, the sun came out blazingly enough to make the last third of the walk kind of miserable.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 07:42:37 AM
I've never seen INSERTS so I can't comment on it, but I have always thought Veronica Cartwright an underrated actress.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 07:44:07 AM
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE is only a few minutes longer than THE SEARCHERS, but it has always seemed TWICE as long to me.

To be fair, I have only seen it once on TV many years ago with commercials interrupting it. I'm sure I need to give it another chance.

Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 07:44:58 AM
And talking about THE SEARCHERS made me realize that I don't have a DVD of it, so I will have to "search" around the internet today to see if I can find one reasonably priced.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 07:49:24 AM
I've always wanted to see INSERTS since I am a Jessica Harper fan.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 07:51:25 AM
Yes, I was surprised when I saw LIBERTY VALANCE just how little the song even relates to the motion picture.
There are a few cases like this though. Movie songs that have very little to do with the movie, other than the title.
Another Gene Pitney one, TOWN WITHOUT PITY, for instance.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 07:56:37 AM
Movie I watched last night was LENNY on the Sundance channel. Really excellent piece of filmmaking. Hoffman, who is an actor I had lost faith in, gives just an unbelievable performance in my opinion. In the performance sequences, he just does not appear to be acting AT ALL. And Madge, from the Palmolive commercials does well as his mother. No soundtrack music other than the music at the clubs. Great stuff.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 08:04:23 AM
Greatest field trip: We drove from Indiana to Dearborn, Michigan, where the Henry Ford Museum is. There are dozens of reasons this was a great trip. A few:

1. I led the bus in rousing choruses of John Denver's "Calypso"
2. We got to stay overnight, so that was a big deal.
3. We watched Laurel and Hardy films before dinner.
4. The museum had a whole section devoted to old cylninder recordings.
5. The museum had the bloody chair in which Lincoln was shot.
6. At night, we went back into the darkened museum and had a scavenger hunt, which was really spooky and fun.
7. Then we went to nearby Greenfield Village.
8.  On the way home, a surprise stop-off for a tour of the Kellogg's factory in Battle Creek where they gave us all a box of frosted flakes.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 08:05:08 AM
And that's enough of me for now!
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Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:05:54 AM
I've got the DVD of LENNY on my to-watch shelf. Always loved the movie.

"Madge," of course, was actress Jan Miner. When I saw the revival of THE WOMEN in NYC in the mid-1970s, she played the Countess de Lage, and even with big stars like Alexis Smith, Dorothy Loudon, Rhonda Fleming, Kim Hunter, and Myrna Loy, she got every bit as big a hand and maybe even a bigger hand than some. Folks might not have known her name, but she was instantly recognizable from those Palmolive commercials.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 08:09:38 AM
Confession:
As a child, I thought Madge was Eve Arden.

There, I said it.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:10:52 AM
I know we took field trips all the time, but I cannot honestly remember any that really resonate with me today. I'm sure at the time, I loved them. The county library was only two blocks from my elementary school, and we as a class often walked there. The elementary school library was actually a pretty sad affair back in those days, so walking to the county library to get books was a pretty common occurrence.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:11:54 AM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Page 2 Dance!!![/move]
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 08:21:55 AM
Good morning, all!  Last night was a lovely dinner with Alan, Lilliane and Julie Freeman at their house:  grilled steaks, tortellini, a great salad, pumpkin pie, and too much wine.  Lilliane is French-Italian; Alan met her in Paris around 1980.  Their elder daughter Elodie is a freshman at Ohio State University.  

I have no idea where my father is; he was not around when I dragged my hungover body out of bed, and I wanted to ask him about the flying fish.  When I got to the Freeman's last night, there were two small fish carcasses stuck to the hood of my car.  I, of course, believe it's an alien invasion, but I'm totally puzzled by the occurrence.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:23:17 AM
Good Morning!

Well, it was a very cool evening here in NYC.  So cool, in fact, that I've woken up with a slight case of the sniffles.  But I should be fine once my breakfast settles, and I take my shower.

Now I'm just watching the hurricane coverage on CNN... which doesn't really seem to be providing much actual news right now. ???

*I was going to watch the American Theatre Wing Seminar this morning which is covering the works of Tennessee Williams.  But after seeing who was on the panel... Jessica Lange, Natasha Richardson, Christian Slater, etc... I sort of lost interest.  ???
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:25:16 AM
I have no idea where my father is; he was not around when I dragged my hungover body out of bed, and I wanted to ask him about the flying fish.  When I got to the Freeman's last night, there were two small fish carcasses stuck to the hood of my car.  I, of course, believe it's an alien invasion, but I'm totally puzzled by the occurrence.

Now that's certainly interesting...  Could it possibly be some sort of "Welcome home!" totem?  Or maybe it's what the gangs do in that part of the US to tag cars?

???
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 08:28:20 AM
DRJose, it's quite bizarre, and I wonder if it's some paternal sloppiness involving tomorrow's family fish fry (I feel like something out of GREEN PASTURES)?  Speculation about this section of SW Ohio is endless, however.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:34:21 AM
Topic of the Day:

The one field trip that sticks in my mind was when I was in fifth grade in Connecticut.  We took a day trip to Colonial Sturbridge Village.  -Basically a sort of Colonial Williamsburg North.  Churning butter, blacksmithing, fixing a wagon wheel, etc.  Lots of fun.

Actually, we went on field trips quite regularly when I was in fifth grade.  One science class related trip was a trek to a marsh area.  We had to wear those rubber "waders" - those fishing pants(?) - and we walked around in the water observing the wildlife, and collecting samples to take back to the classroom.

Another time, we went to the home of one of the teachers.  he was on a nice parcel of land that happened "hold" lots of buried treasure - well, artifacts from the colonial period.  I think his house was an old farm.  I remember digging up a wagon wheel on his property.  That was way cool!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:35:13 AM
DRJose, it's quite bizarre, and I wonder if it's some paternal sloppiness involving tomorrow's family fish fry (I feel like something out of GREEN PASTURES)?  Speculation about this section of SW Ohio is endless, however.

Could they have fallen from the sky?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:38:12 AM
Good morning!

Cool enough early morning air led me out on my usual walk, but just like yesterday, the sun came out blazingly enough to make the last third of the walk kind of miserable.

Well, I think I'd be more than a bit worried if the sun ever came out chillingly cool.

;)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 08:41:15 AM
Could they have fallen from the sky?

Ah, the Miami River!  Home to flying fishes.  It's a veritable tourist trap.

Well, I am bewildered.  Now I have two mysteries to solve before I head back.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:43:49 AM
Well, I think I'd be more than a bit worried if the sun ever came out chillingly cool.

;)

There's a bright sun and there's a blazing sun, at least in the South. Sad to say, ours is still blazing and making my walks more of a chore than a pleasure.

My air conditioning is still running during the night because the house heats up so much during the day.

Argh! :'(
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:45:05 AM
Oh...

Since I'll be sitting in the pit of The Imperial in a few hours, I went ahead and checked out:

http://www.dirtyrottenscoundrelsthemusical.com

Be sure to check out the "Customs Declarations"!

:)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:45:19 AM
obviously you haven't had the chance or the inclination to watch either THRESHOLD or INVASION which had aliens dropping into our waters and infecting fish, etc.

This could be INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS all over again!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:46:06 AM
DR Jose, have you seen the show? You should thoroughly enjoy it.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:50:47 AM
Well, once again, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, and THE BOSTONIANS will have to take a back seat.

Since I have two different DVD players attached to my HDTV, I have decided that I want to sync up the first DVD of BEN-HUR with the new remastered edition and spend a little while jumping back and forth and comparing their video and their audio qualities for myself.

Then, I'll settle in for awhile watching the movie's second half which I didn't watch at all last week when I made the decision to order the new version.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 08:51:47 AM
Well, time for me to get ready to head in...

OH!  DR Ginny - Your mail arrived today.  Thank you!

:)

OK...

Laters...
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 08:52:17 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

One cannot watch a film like Liberty Valance on TV - it needs to be seen in its proper ratio and without interruption.  The pacing of the film is very deliberate, with a long opening scene which leads to the film proper, a long flashback telling the tale, which leads to the finale.  It's only in the finale that the pace falters for about ten minutes.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Danise on September 24, 2005, 09:03:21 AM
Morning errr make that Afternoon (by one minute) folks!

I'm so glad to see DR Jane and DH Keith are home safe from their trip!  Can't wait to hear all the stories and see the pictures!

Liberty Valance is one of my favorite John Wayne films.  I never thought it was to long.

Hey, Elmore, what is it fish?   ;D  Well, someone had to say it!

Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Danise on September 24, 2005, 09:05:25 AM
Thank you Vixmom for the concern but Rita is heading away from Florida and towards Texas.  I'm glad we aren't going to get it but I pray for those who will.

Even thought NO isn't getting the full hurricane, they will be getting more rain that they don't need.  I think if I lived there, I would be moving out for good.  

Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 09:05:30 AM


One cannot watch a film like Liberty Valance on TV - it needs to be seen in its proper ratio and without interruption.  The pacing of the film is very deliberate, with a long opening scene which leads to the film proper, a long flashback telling the tale, which leads to the finale.  It's only in the finale that the pace falters for about ten minutes.

Oh, boy, bk, you're preaching to the choir here. I KNOW I haven't given it a fair shot. One of these days, I will.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 09:06:20 AM
Hey, Elmore, what is it fish?   ;D  Well, someone had to say it!

It was fish.  So much fish.   I'm not even on the Road to Mandalay, only the Road to Ruin.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 09:07:42 AM
Oh, boy, bk, you're preaching to the choir here. I KNOW I haven't given it a fair shot. One of these days, I will.


Oops (Spoo), pun not intended!    ::)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Ben on September 24, 2005, 09:07:59 AM
If this weather holds up the HHW Week Long October Fun Fest participants will need jackets. It's perceptibly cooler today with a breeze blowing through the city. Perhaps Fall has finally arrived!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 09:08:29 AM
Off to get some lunch cooked now.

WBBL.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 09:09:53 AM
If this weather holds up the HHW Week Long October Fun Fest participants will need jackets. It's perceptibly cooler today with a breeze blowing through the city. Perhaps Fall has finally arrived!

All I can say is I am envious!  :-\

It's already in the 80s here.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Danise on September 24, 2005, 09:10:08 AM
If this weather holds up the HHW Week Long October Fun Fest participants will need jackets. It's perceptibly cooler today with a breeze blowing through the city. Perhaps Fall has finally arrived!

The heck with the jacket!  I've packed my COAT!  
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 09:12:01 AM
So, I'm thinking I might hit a movie today.  I have no plans until around 4, and I'm getting bored with the library.

TOD:  I remember few field trips, one to a steel company which involved a lot of walking through very hot buildings, one to the Cincinnati Symphony, which I loved, one to a paper mill.  One summer, in 6th grade, I was in a program for "gifted" children; it was basically one field trip after another: dairy farm, some park in Dayton, etc.  I remember next to nothing about it now.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Danise on September 24, 2005, 09:15:37 AM
Next Saturday at this time I will be in NYC!  How cool is that?

I've got my chore to do as well.  Grocery shopping.  I'm buying lots of extra goodies so my Mom and the the dogs will be well stocked while I'm away.  
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 09:16:07 AM
I often preach to the choir and they enjoy it very much.  I usually start off with "I believuh in miraclesssssss."  Then I follow that with, "And now - Dino at the piano."
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 09:17:47 AM
I'm being kicked off the computer.  I will return later.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 09:31:15 AM
She of the Evil Eye is casting her gaze upon me, so I shall now be on my way to the West of Wood to play for a couple of hours.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: td on September 24, 2005, 09:40:42 AM
I would have thought that when BK preaches to the choir, he would open with his impression of Johnny Ray singing Irving Berlin. . . :P
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 09:45:03 AM
Field Trips:
The last field trips I went on with DR Sandra in high school were with the orchestra. One included Disneyland after their performance. The other was to some kind of Flags in the LA area that was all roller coasters. We ditched the group and rented a car and drove to Hollywood. If we had known BK then, we'd have given him a call!

The easiest field trip I ever did was one where the teacher was desperate for one more parent. I went along, even though I didn't have a kid in the class. She gave me all the easy kids to supervise. It was great.
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Post by: Ginny on September 24, 2005, 09:49:10 AM
TOD - The first field trip I remember, from elementary school, was to the then-new Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  The coolest part, since my mother was a chapherone, was that I got to go home with her when we returned to school instead of waiting for the end of the school day.

Later, junior high or high school, we went to Hilberry Classic Theatre at Wayne State University.  I remember seeing A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saint Joan, The Skin of Our Teeth.  Also in high school, while not exactly a field trip, through drama club we were able to get tickets for the Fisher Theater (pre and post Broadway tours) for $2.25.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Sandra on September 24, 2005, 09:50:11 AM
Well, my fate is sealed. I now have another appointment to speak with the dreaded Dr. C. at 9:00 Monday morning.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Ginny on September 24, 2005, 09:51:24 AM
Well, my fate is sealed. I now have another appointment to speak with the dreaded Dr. C. at 9:00 Monday morning.

DR Sandra - Have you done your homework?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 09:51:57 AM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Sandra on September 24, 2005, 10:00:57 AM
DR Sandra - Have you done your homework?

I'm working on it. The plan is to finish it this weekend so I can turn it in at our meeting. It's not due for another couple weeks, so that should be good for some brownie pointage.

Now I want brownies. Mom, do we have any brownies?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 10:08:30 AM
No, but I'm cooking some cheesy potatoes? Want some?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Sandra on September 24, 2005, 10:10:44 AM
Sure!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2005, 10:35:44 AM
Mmmm...cheesy potatoes. My two favorite words. My other two favorite words being Krispy Kreme.

BK: My acid reflux seems to be much better now than it used to be, but I always keep a bottle of Tums next to my bed for those nights when I wake up with the 'Flux. Be very careful of what you eat and how close to bedtime you're eating it. And what you drink, too. As DR CP pointed out, it was all the soda that was doing it to me. Now I'm on Iced Tea or water and things are MUCH better, though I do crave a Sunkist every now and again.

TOD: I was very lucky to live in the areas that I did. In first and second grade, I was just outside of London, though we never tripped there. We went out to pick blackberries on my first day of school. They took us to a farm once, too, where we learned all about animals and the food chain and dairy products. It was on that field trip that I learned to use a blade of grass to find out if a fence is electrified or not. Good times...

Louisville was also a great spot for field tripping. We went to the Museum of Science a lot, which I loved. I still go there as an adult when I'm home. And the Zoo (which is quite beautiful)...we did that a lot, too. Even in high school. We got to go to the Center for the Arts to see Stage One Children's Theatre a bunch. I loved that. We did Churchill Downs, the Falls of the Ohio and the Belle of Louisville (paddleboat) and in middle school I even got to go to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL for a day. Yes, one day. But it was a fun trip! It was also on that trip that I first found out that Jenny Cooper wanted to be my girlfriend. A found out my freshman year of high school that she was a lesbian. Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine...
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Post by: Charles Pogue on September 24, 2005, 10:40:48 AM
Thought of another field trip...to the Heekin Can Company in Cincinnati to see how tin cans are made.  That was fascinating!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on September 24, 2005, 10:42:41 AM
Jason, you should try elevating yourself in bed at night so that everything flows downward...it will alleviate acid reflux.  Get one of thos wedge pillows. That's what my wife and I use.
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Post by: Jason on September 24, 2005, 10:49:19 AM
I don't know if this counts as a field trip, but the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school, I went on a 10-day trip to Mexico with my Spanish teacher and three girls from my school who it turns out were just going for a vacation as opposed to a learning experience. I was going there to learn Spanish, and I did. Some of you may not know this, but I was a Spanish/French double major before I took up the Musical Theatre.

Anyway, we went to Mexico City, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Acapulco over those 10 days and I LOVED IT! My teacher, who thought I was an absolute genius when it came to picking up the language, actually let me wander Mexico City by myself for about 2 hours one day because she felt I had a firm enough grasp of the language to get by. If my principal had known, she'd probably have been fired.

I loved that teacher. Carla Harris Burton. She was a cross between Phylicia Rashad and Whitney Houston B.C. (Before Crack). She was beautiful, sassy and FUH-NEE and I miss her. She really believed in me. She told me I could be an interpreter at the U.N. if I wanted to be and she took me under her wing as her "talented" student. By the time I left her Spanish 3 class, I was reading novels and textbooks that she had used when she was getting her fluency certification as an exchange student in Mexico.

I wonder how she is now...
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 11:00:04 AM
I woke up this morning and realized there is nothing I am "expected" to do today. What a wonderful feeling.  So, I can actually do some things I've wanted to do for awhile and not had time to do.  I really love days like this.
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Post by: Sandra on September 24, 2005, 11:00:33 AM
My high school Spanish teacher was Senora Ginsburg. To this day, I can only understand Spanish if it is spoken with a Jewish Brooklyn accent, which is not very often.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 11:23:48 AM
TOD, we took tons of field trips.  In Kindergarten we went to a turkey farm, a dairy farm, a produce warehouse etc.  In elementary school, we went to a gravel pit and a conservation area where we learned about the environment and wildlife preservation.  We also went to the site of the Spirit Lake Massacre and learned the politically incorrect version of how the Indians massacred the white settlers (now they tell you why it happened, then it was much different)

In high school we took trips to Minneapolis to the Guthrie a couple times, once to see Hamlet and once to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. We went to Chanhassan Dinner Theatre near Minneapolis to see hmmm I think it was Camelot, can't remember. We also took other trips there, but I can't remember what we did, I think one was to an art gallery.

I also took a church trip to Washington DC/New York in 1977 (my sophomore year in high school). We studied Aparthied in South Africa (that was before they killed Steven Biko) with speakers who had escaped from South Africa, from the State Department, and the South African Consulate. We did have a day to play and see the sites in DC and saw Annie in previews there. In New York we went to the UN,  did touristy stuff and went to The Rockettes, and went to something in New York, The Wiz maybe?

The same year a group from my high school went with the American Institute of Foreign Study to London and surrounding areas. We saw A Chorus Line, Wild Oats and something else. We had a great time at the Elizabethan Rooms where we had a medival/reniassance dinner. Our chaperones all got pretty drunk, so we had lots of fun without them!  

My junior year our Thespian group went to New York and saw Chapter Two, and....sheesh! I can't remember what else we saw maybe it was Chorus Line again. Our chaperones on that trip decided it was better to have us party together than to risk people wandering off, so we waited in line for Studio 54, but didn't get in (no surprise there - we were a group of nerdy kids from Iowa) and ended up at Roseland. We had a blast there.  We did a lot of touristy stuff and had a blast.

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Post by: Jane on September 24, 2005, 11:25:35 AM
Cilaliz, very nice photo.

I must take a break from the tons of laundry to head out on errands.  I really just want to sleep.  We are suffering from jet lag, the long trip home and sore throats.

I really don't want to get on a plane any time soon!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 11:30:53 AM
There's a benefit here tonight for Lake Charles, LA. It's our sister city, they come up here every year and do a Mardi Gras thing with great food, costumes, a parade etc. The benefit was planned to assist the Katrina victims housed there, but now it's for Lake Charles too.

Anyway, tonight the headlining band is Dr. Dendrite and the Twisted Synapses (a local group of mostly neuro-surgeons and other doctors) the newspaper cracked me up today. It describes them as follows:

"They are an excellent cover band that has given several successful and enjoyable performances"  LOL, guess they aren't going to describe the rest of their performances!
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 11:31:39 AM
Cilaliz, very nice photo.

I must take a break from the tons of laundry to head out on errands.  I really just want to sleep.  We are suffering from jet lag, the long trip home and sore throats.

I really don't want to get on a plane any time soon!!

Thanks Jane, Glad you are back. Rest up, for you MUST get on a plane soon to join us in New York!
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Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 12:44:59 PM
Back and must eat something.  But, might I just say this: Last post at 11:30, seventy-five minutes ago???  Not in this universe, baby.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 12:54:04 PM
Found this on Washingtonpost.com... What a funny state of things, when people have to be told whether a crowd gathered is a book festival or an anti-war rally!  

"Protesters were not the only visitors to the city this weekend. As fate would have it, organizers of the National Book Festival found themselves sharing the Mall with antiwar protesters. They stationed volunteers in green t-shirts at the top of the escalators at the Smithsonian metro station so that the thousands arriving would know which event was which"
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 01:08:30 PM
Well, back for the nonce!  I went to my dad's for a bit, finished the mystery, took a nap, and now I'm back.  No movie after all.  

When I'm kicked off the computer, I'll call my friend Loyce Martin, who's been suffering from bronchitis, and she is she feels like having company.  If she turns me down, I'll see a movie.  Life is too thrilling!
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Post by: Jed on September 24, 2005, 01:09:39 PM
As I recall, we visited a farm in kindergarten.  First grade was the zoo in Seattle.  Saltwater State Park in second grade.  I think third grade was supposed to be some Native American heritage center or something, but it was cancelled for some reason, so we did the nearby pioneer house and petrified forest museum instead.  We hit the Seattle Aquarium in fourth grade.  Then in fifth grade we got the week that we spent all of elementary school looking forward to, fifth grade camp.  Four days away from home with our friends, filled with hikes, little nature workshops, songs, skits, and games.  I absolutely loved it.  At the end of eighth grade, those of us with high grade point averages got to head back up to the same camp for a weekend Honors Camp.  Again, an absolute blast.  During high school, I returned to fifth grade camp twice as a counselor and had just as much fun then.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 24, 2005, 01:22:15 PM
Well, I'm checking out now.  I will be E&T all day tomorrow, but I'll be back Monday.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 01:41:09 PM
My goodness, not one answer to the trivia contest has come in yet!

My goodness, is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  Shouldn't Jane be posting photos and telling about her trip?
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Post by: Jed on September 24, 2005, 01:47:36 PM
Alright, time for me to take a look at the trivia question.
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Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 02:09:06 PM
Nobody here but us chickens - Sandra and I being the two cluckers who are around.  This will NOT do, oh, no, this will NOT do.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Sandra on September 24, 2005, 02:10:55 PM
Cluck, cluck, cluck.

I am getting very tired of this paper. I hope it gives Dr. C. a papercut.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 02:44:45 PM
I see a couple of other cluckers, but they're just sitting there like so much fish, twiddling their various and sundried digits.

Sandra, add this sentence to your paper - it will get you a very good grade:

The unicorn is a mythical beast.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 02:49:00 PM
Well I just stopped in for a minute, nothing really to say. I'm just enjoying not having to do anything today. But, it's making me hungry, so I need to figure out what I'm going to eat
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 02:49:21 PM
Page 4!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 02:49:46 PM
bk, What are you eating tonight?
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 02:53:32 PM
hmmm, guess I'll see what I can find in the kitchen
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 02:57:30 PM
I'm having a craving for shrimp etoufee....think I'll run to the store and get the ingredients. I'm watching too much about Louisiana, I've been craving cajun (or is it creole) food for days
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 24, 2005, 02:58:58 PM
I shall be absent from the board for the day (Night). I am driving to a country town (3 hour drive) to see few time HHW poster Beekay (YEP ages ago) in a play "Alphabetical Order".
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:11:29 PM
My high school Spanish teacher was Senora Ginsburg. To this day, I can only understand Spanish if it is spoken with a Jewish Brooklyn accent, which is not very often.

Comr to New York, that's how we speak it here!
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Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:15:12 PM
All I can say is I am envious!  :-\

It's already in the 80s here.

Well come on up and join the walk.  You're retired, be spontaneous!!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 24, 2005, 03:18:44 PM
Back from the gym which I have been trying to visit on a regular basis so that I am in good shape to cruise walk the streets of  tour Little India and Little Italy one week from today!

I am now showered and shaved and rested and must hie myself to the Land or Port where I will attend a party in honor of my buddy who was recently promoted to Major in the Air Force.
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Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:21:18 PM
MBarnum Congratulations to your friend, that's quite an  achievment!

Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: MBarnum on September 24, 2005, 03:22:39 PM
The only field trip that I can think of is one I took in 5th grade. We went to the coast and through the California Redwoods.
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Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:24:18 PM
DR WFO Thank you for the answer,,,,it wasn't somuch a tricviva question but  after receiving your answer I checked out wbay and half-com and was able to order the Tower of Terror on DVD brand new for only $6.38  (including shipping!!)

Oh what brownie points I shall rack up with Vixdad with that dvd!!

So I guess I must own you a sparkling prize of some sort I shall have to think about what it should be!!
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Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:31:22 PM
The best field trip I remeber is when I was in 10th grade, I took drama class and everyone else in the class was a senior.  We took a field trip to Broadway where we saw Grease.  That was my second Broadway show.  My first was with the public library to see 1776.  It was a trip expected to attract retired ladies, which it did,  teh librarian in charge of the trip had never put an age requirement on the trip and was quite suprised when my 12  or 13 year old self turned up with all these 60 +  ladies.  She kept trying to figure out which one I belonged to.

We had front seat center mezzanine oh what a lovely show it was

Years later when I met WFO I found out that his friend Duane Bodin, who he later introduced me to,  had been in that run .

Funny old world.

 
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Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:32:07 PM
Well I promised the Vixter we'd go see the Corpse Bride this eveing so I 'm off to check theatres and show times!  Laters!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: vixmom on September 24, 2005, 03:33:06 PM
The only field trip that I can think of is one I took in 5th grade. We went to the coast and through the California Redwoods.

That is something I would like to see someday, the California Redwoods!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:33:13 PM
Good Afternoon!

Back from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels...  That's one great pit!  And those Harold Wheeler orchestrations are truly top notch.  And even though I could not see anything or anyone on stage, it still was a great way to experience the show.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:34:13 PM
DR elmore - I happened to catch Joe Cassidy before the show.  He sends his best.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:35:35 PM
And now...  Well, like DR Cillaliz, nothing else is really on my schedule this evening.  Actually, I have nothing I have to do until 11:00 Tuesday morning when we start the search for our Lola and Meg.  Hmm...

What to do?  What to do?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:35:53 PM
BK - Wasn't there something you wanted me to do?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:38:31 PM
OH!

When I checked my voicemail at intermission, I had a message from the contractor for the current tour of Joseph....  It looks like I'll be out with them for a week in mid-October.  Alas, that week will be in DC, but that will be a good thing since I've been looking for a window of time when I would start shifting some things back to Fairfax for the run of Damn Yankees.  Funny how things work out sometimes.
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Post by: Jed on September 24, 2005, 03:39:06 PM
I'm afraid I may be stumped trivia-wise.  May give it another try later in the weekend, but it's driven me plenty batty for now.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 24, 2005, 03:41:46 PM
Hmm... As DR Ben mentioned earlier, it was indeed a cool weather day here in NYC.  On the news, they said the high was 72.  Funny how 72 can feel "cool".  And the lows tonight in some areas in and around New York could actually dip down to the upper 40s!

And just to make DR MattH feel "better", some tropical humidity is supposed to creep back in here early next week with temps in the low 80s.  At least for one day.

;)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 24, 2005, 04:24:11 PM
It's a lovely day here in Arizona. It is the first time for a while that it hasn't even hit 100F!
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Post by: George on September 24, 2005, 04:47:54 PM
I'm afraid I may be stumped trivia-wise.... <SNIP> ....but it's driven me plenty batty for now.

Welcome to my world. :-\
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Ginny on September 24, 2005, 04:51:56 PM
At the half:  Michigan 13, Wisconsin3.  Commentators called it "good old smashmouth Big 10 football."  DH Richard just went out to get burgers for us.

I, too, am hoping the cool weather holds for NYC.  My challenge will be packing for NY at the beginning of the week and Atlanta at the end.
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Post by: TPunk on September 24, 2005, 04:59:15 PM
Hi everyone, sorry I've been absent for so long.  I just finished my first week of my internship and am in the middle of my second consecutive weekend of test counselor training at GMHC and I am exhausted!
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Post by: TPunk on September 24, 2005, 05:00:04 PM

I, too, am hoping the cool weather holds for NYC.  My challenge will be packing for NY at the beginning of the week and Atlanta at the end.

Layers, it's all about dressing in layers.
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Post by: FJL on September 24, 2005, 05:40:41 PM
I'm also lost on this week's trivia question.  Time to give up - at least until tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: FJL on September 24, 2005, 05:49:16 PM
Saw HAIRSPRAY for the sixth time today.  Actually found it sort of vulgar with the current leads, vulgar in a very funny way, but hardly the family-friendly show that I thought it was the last five times I saw it.  "Timeless to Me" was very very funny, for example, but got kind of dirty, and so lost its emotional power.  I would think twice about recommending this show for family audiences as it's being played right now, still an exciting entertainment, though.  

My mother wasn't 100% sure at intermission that the Edna was actually being played by a man, BTW; he was very convincing as a woman, as least to my mom.
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Post by: Ginny on September 24, 2005, 05:50:56 PM
Layers, it's all about dressing in layers.

Right, got it!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 05:57:00 PM
Well we have a tornado watch. Not a biggie, but it feels like something might happen weather wise.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 24, 2005, 05:59:11 PM
Well, I am full of shrimp etouffe.  That was the first time I've ever made it. I used an Emeril recipe. I made it a little less hot than I've had it in New Orleans by using Chef Tom's cajun spice instead of cayenne pepper. I must say it tasted delicious.  Glad I have enough left to have more tomorrow
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Post by: Hisaka on September 24, 2005, 06:36:50 PM

In fifth or sixth grade in elementary school, we had a field trip to a newspaper company (press factory) and  learned how newspapers are printed. That was fascinating to me and I still remember the  smell of ink which was very strong but I liked.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Hisaka on September 24, 2005, 06:40:36 PM

And in high school, to see a film "Ben Hur" with school, which I think I mentioned it before....
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Ginny on September 24, 2005, 06:41:00 PM
 :P Final:  Wisconsin 23, Michigan 20.  The Blue has NO defense!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Jrand69 on September 24, 2005, 07:09:35 PM
And now the news:

There is no news.

That is all.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Jrand69 on September 24, 2005, 07:11:19 PM
Trivia question provides many tantalizing avenues....but dead ends, they turn out to be....for me.

DRJOSE-I love the SCOUNDRELS cast album.  

MR BK - you'd best tell Bark Clackbore to clean the picture cache because we expect MANY MANY photographic depictions of the HHW New York City Fall 2005 Gathering!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 07:27:18 PM
I shall now be on my way to the birthday bash.  I had a really intriguing meeting this afternoon, about which more later, although NOT if we don't get some postin' goin' on.  Let me have some reading matter when I return.

In other news, I got the new Hitchcock DVD set today, still a couple of weeks away from its release.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:04:06 PM
Very glad to see DR Jane back safe and sound from her trip.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: George on September 24, 2005, 08:04:19 PM
I vaguely remember a couple of field trips when my family lived in Germany (when I was in kindergarten and first grade), but I can't remember if I had any field trips when we moved to the States.  I have been on some choir trips, but I wouldn't consider those the same thing.  

Right now, I'm watching a tape of Wednesday's season premiere episode of "Lost."  I didn't get home in time to watch it, so I've borrowed my niece's copy. :)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:07:21 PM
Thank you for the support, DR Jose!  ;D


We're going to have 90 or over for highs the next two days if the weather people know their business.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:17:48 PM
Well, as I mentioned this morning, I did synch up the original DVD release of BEN-HUR with the new deluxe edition on two separate players and watched them back and forth for awhile tonight. I have a couple of observations:

1. The old release was definitely cropped on the sides and not the entire 2.76:1 aspect ratio of the original film. The new DVD release seems to contain the entire image.

2. The new release is brighter and does have sharper focus. THough bright colors like red and green and blue seem to be equally strong and saturated on both releases, the flesh tones on the new release are WORLDS better than on the original release. For me, that is the biggest improvement in the Technicolor hues in this remastering.

3. I did not hear much difference in the sound on the two releases. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the Dolby Digital tracks were identical on both releases though I had read other reviews that claim major improvements from the old release to the new. I didn't hear it, but then I was just much more fascinated in comparing the screen images from one to the other.

And I think the new bas relief-like motif on the packaging is super cool. I know that has nothing to do with the contents inside, but the package just looks so much classier than the earlier release.

I'm really glad I followed DR's advice here and took the plunge for the new edition.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:19:39 PM
Once I had satisfied myself as to the superiority of the new BEN-HUR's look, I settled in and watched the entire first half again. (Just saw this a few nights ago on the old edition, though I admittedly did skip some sections then. I didn't skip anything tonight.)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:25:17 PM
I would love to have seen the Oscar vote totals from that year for Best Actor. Hard for me to believe that Jimmy Stewart in ANATOMY OF A MURDER lost by much (though Jack Lemmon may have been the second place vote getter; I tend to think the more dramatic performance of Stewart would have gotten more votes than Lemmon's hilarious antics in SOME LIKE IT HOT.)
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:27:04 PM
I also DVRed COLD CASE tonight and watched it after I finished the first half of BEN-HUR. Always an entertaining show, and this is one with the answers they were seeking hiding in plain sight, and I always like those kinds of stories.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 08:29:29 PM
I stuck in THE BOSTONIANS into the DVD player to set it up for tomorrow, and a few seconds of the movie started playing before I marked my place to start there tomorrow.

The transfer looked terrible - brownish, very soft, and rather ugly looking to be honest.

Now, to be fair, I only saw maybe 10 seconds of it, but I'm not encouraged about watching it tomorrow. I think it may have been an old videotape master used for this transfer. It really did not look very good.
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Rodzinski on September 24, 2005, 08:39:46 PM
No dilly dallying
No shilly shallying
Let's have a drink on it now!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: td on September 24, 2005, 08:48:23 PM
DR Rodzinski, I have ONE question for you:

Are you Valentine candy or boxing gloves?
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Matt H. on September 24, 2005, 09:06:16 PM
On the road to dreamland now.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the evening.

Good night!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: François de Paris on September 24, 2005, 09:34:22 PM
There's nothing like fortuosity anyway! Mark me word!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: td on September 24, 2005, 09:35:04 PM
Fortuosity?!?! That's me byword!
Title: Re:ACID REFLUX
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2005, 11:21:48 PM
The Greek called me today. In the conversation, El Greco proceeded to tell me about two people with whom there had been some making out. Usually I'd have been a little upset. Jealous, even. Honestly, tonight I wasn't. I really didn't even feel like talking to the Greek at all.

And that's my story for tonight.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 24, 2005, 11:38:21 PM
Stay cool DRMATTH....boy, boy - crazy boy.

Warm here but NOT the 90's and thunderstorms predicted for Sunday and Monday.

Sunday is the day when we close up the theatre for the season, hopefully we did enough during the ANGELS strike that there isn't too much left to do.  Then of course the BORED MEETING....followed by another meeting of an ad hoc committee.

I have decided not to direct DEATH BY CHOCOLATE because they will be holding the useless and time consuming Children's Workshop at the same time.....on the same stage.  I don't like MOVING everything off my set, if it's even built - until three days before I open and then try to do a show.

No - not this time.  Let one of the SUPPORTERS of the Children's Workshop direct the show.  Of course none of them will....they barely even show up to sell tickets for the damn thing.
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Post by: Jrand69 on September 24, 2005, 11:38:35 PM
Film at eleven.
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Post by: bk on September 24, 2005, 11:50:27 PM
Five pages?  Five pages?  Skammen.  I am nasueous.  No reading matter at all.  And Monday we'll hear the usual, oh, I was here, I was there, I was everywhere but home, sweet, home.  I shall now write the notes, which will go up whenever I get around to finishing them.  Phut, I say, and phut I say again.