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Title: PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 12:04:53 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you are now happening and with it, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're all thinking about attending tomorrow night's performance of the play.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 12:08:52 AM
And the word of the day is: PETARD!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: S. Woody White on March 23, 2006, 12:33:29 AM
Jean Luc Petard?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: S. Woody White on March 23, 2006, 12:35:29 AM
I have no idea why I am awake at this hour.  I should be very asleep at this hour., but instead I am awake.

Good eve, DakotaCelt!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: S. Woody White on March 23, 2006, 12:36:14 AM
And why do you morn, good George?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 12:39:10 AM
And why do you morn, good George?

I morn (not to be confused with mourn) because I'm a procrastinator and I just haven't gone to sleep, yet...which I must do now. :)

Goodnight!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 12:48:11 AM
Good evening SWW

I was just about to turn in for the night... It is nearly 3am here...

Pleasant dreams one and all!!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: S. Woody White on March 23, 2006, 12:51:27 AM
Today, der Brucer and I shall toodle down to DC, that toodling town, to witness Scott Bacula singing and hoofing his way through a production of Shenandoah, which is being staged at the Ford's Theater. We have high hopes for this staging, as we thoroughly enjoyed Children Of God as presented by this company, which was the first time we had the pleasure of meeting our DR Jose, who played keyboards at that production.

The connection with DR Jose is a bit more precarious this time, of course, but it exists nevertheless.  It turns out that the choreographer for Shendandoah is someone named Scott, whom he knows.  (Scott has a partner named Michael, who is adored, as well.)  I have a new co-worker, named Kathy, who is in training for the new Super G store that is opening in Middletown, DE, about a month from now.  Kathy was thrilled to learn that we would see Shenandoah, since it's choreographer happens to be her cousin!

Isn't it amazing what we can blame on Jose?

If we get the chance to connect with the cousin named Scott, so much the better!

And I really must get back to that beauty sleep thing people keep talking about.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: S. Woody White on March 23, 2006, 12:55:06 AM
I must to beddibye again myself, for my one day off from work will be busy indeed.  My best wishes to all, and to all wishes that our esteemed BK would soon regale us all with the tale of The Randy Vicar and the Red Miniature Banana.  It is, of course, a classic.

 :o
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ben on March 23, 2006, 04:38:05 AM
Hmm, must think about today's question.

I will be E & T all day tomorrow. I am actually taking a day off work and it's not in December. A dear friend won a free night at a hotel in Philadelphia last year at a raffle. He has to use the gift soon before it expires. Since we both collect the State Quarters he thought it would be fun to go see The Mint. Because last year I took no sick days at work I was awarded an extra floating holiday and a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. I haven't used the Gift Card yet but tomorrow I'm using my floating holiday to go to Philly to play tourist. We will go to the Mint and we will look at the theatre where David played in They're Playing Our Song and we will do whatever else enters our little minds. We return on Saturday afternoon. It will be a nice break from the City.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ben on March 23, 2006, 04:48:42 AM
I saw Rabbit Hole last night. Although the plot sounds like a Lifetime Movie Network film I really do recommend the show. The performances are excellent and the show rises well above the slightly soap opera sounding plot.

Without giving anything away it's about how a family grieves for the loss of their 4-year old son who died in a traffic accident. Tyne Daly has a heartbreaking scene with Cynthia Nixon in the second act. It's my prediction that they will both recieve Tony nominations for Best Actress and Best Featured Actress. The set is gorgeous and the direction is the good kind where you don't notice it. I abhor cheap sentimentality, the kind you get in most television drama (IMHO). Other people cry, I retch at the sappy dialogue, maudlin and obvious plot points, silly music cues, etc. I find most "drama" today to be over-acted, manipulative and cheap, better at showing you how sensitive the writers and actors are rather than portraying actual situations and evens. I avoid it like the plague. I don't find this to be the case with Rabbit Hole. It's a moving, beautifully acted and brief (two hours and five minutes) look into a family's life as they try to cope with a heartbreaking time in their lives. If you're in New York and you're a fan of well-written drama with excellent performances, I highly recommend this play.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ben on March 23, 2006, 04:49:07 AM
I am here all alone and now I'm leaving for a while.

See ya later.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on March 23, 2006, 06:06:13 AM
Good morning, all!  I've had a liesurely morning and  have to put myself in gear and accomplish a few things while the day is young.

I had a lovely luncheon yesterday with friends from Barnes and Noble -  Tara, Tiffany, Patrick, and Blair - and caught up their lives and the gossip.  I need to run down to the recording office this morning and dtop at  the bank on the way,  After that, the Men's Chorus work arrangements continue.

TOD:  
   1.  Michael Weller:  where is he these days?  I liked Michael very much; he once dated the lady who was my first roommate in New York.  I always liked MOONCHILDREN, which reminded me a lot of the friends I had at Miami University around 1971.  I saw the original LOOSE ENDS with Kevin Kline, and I liked it quite a lot.  I think, like MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, it's a play for actors who can look young and not for young actors.
  2.  Steve Tesich:  I liked his quirkiness; NOURISH THE BEAST is a play that made me laugh a lot.  I like his screenplay for BREAKING AWAY.  His daughter Amy is my goddaughter Charlotte's best friend. He died too young.
  3.  Beth Henley:  the original production of CRIMES OF THE HEART had a fantastic cast, and I saw it twice.  MISS FIRECRACKER has about half a good play in it, and I liked the film version better.
  4.  Tina Howe:  I never liked her work.
  5.  Larry Shue:  Died too young.  I think THE NERD and THE FOREIGNER are both very funny.
  6.  Thomas Babe:  whatever became of him?  KID CHAMPION is one great play, and i've always found his plays interesting.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 06:09:46 AM
Elmore - I believe that Michael Weller is the bookwriter for the new musical ZHIVAGO, which just went into rehearsal at La Jolla Playhourse (Music by Lucy Simon, Lyrics by Amy Powers and Michael Korie)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 06:14:17 AM
TOD:   I'd say STREAMERS was the most exciting new American play by a new emerging writer that I saw live onstage during this period.  I haven't seen it in a long time, so I don't know how it's held up.

I really enjoyed COASTAL DISTURBANCES in its Broadway production starring Tim Daly and Annette Bening, as we discussed here a while back, but from what I hear, it's turned out to be very dependent on the quality of its two leads.  That Bway production was certainly a blessed event, IMHO.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on March 23, 2006, 06:27:15 AM
TOD:   I'd say STREAMERS was the most exciting new American play by a new emerging writer that I saw live onstage during this period.  I haven't seen it in a long time, so I don't know how it's held up.


DR FJL, I agree!  I always liked David Rabe's plays.  Thanks for the info on Michael Weller.  I haven't seen him since the late 1980s.  
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 07:05:21 AM
Good morning!

A beautifuly sunny day here, and highs will be in the mid-50s, so when I go out to lunch later, I won't have to bundle up too tightly.

Rain tomorrow. Yuck!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 07:08:23 AM
I hadn't even thought about STREAMERS, but I agree that it's powerful and a wonderful play.

I liked Lanford Wilson's trilogy very much and also thought Ernest Thompson's ON GOLDEN POND was very moving. Ditto THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 07:11:23 AM
Only two shows that I normally watch have new episodes tonight: WILL & GRACE and MY NAME IS EARL. There is an EARL rerun at 8:30 taking the place of the canceled FOUR KINGS, and THE OFFICE is also a rerun tonight. CBS' shows are all preempted for basketball.

So, I'll be filling in these spots with shows from last night that I've got on the DVR. I'll put OUT OF PRACTICE on at 8:30. I'll do COURTING ALEX at 9:30, and CSI: NY at 10.

That will leave me this afternoon to watch last night's LAW & ORDER, HEIST, and VERONICA MARS. That should clear off the DVR by the end of the evening.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: MBarnum on March 23, 2006, 07:18:44 AM
I am sorry to say that I don't know from the TOD!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 07:35:59 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Very blue skies even at this early hour.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 07:46:11 AM
Excerpt from a Variety article which might be of interest to MBarnum:


    
Posted: Wed., Mar. 22, 2006, 5:23pm PT
 
Passage to India
Par curries favor with Bollywood
 
By SHILPA BHARATAN IYER, BRYAN PEARSON

Viacom has become the latest Hollywood major to beat a path to India to tap into the country's potentially lucrative film production industry.

PrexyPrexy-CEO Tom Freston kicked off the three-day Frames showbiz confabconfab in Mumbai on Wednesday by announcing that Paramount is mulling the co-production of pics with Bollywood. India's vast filmmaking community turns out some 800 per year.

"We want to produce films here; we don't want to just distribute," he said. "We want to work with Indian producers" in what he called a young market.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 07:47:36 AM
Re: last night's AMERICAN IDOL elimination.


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I was actually surprised that the bottom 3 were as predicted. Usually there is a surprise in there!  I was a bit disappointed that it was kevin and not bucky. But Kevin clearly was not good enough (or going to) win. So i don't mind.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 07:48:09 AM
Heading down now to do some chores until it's time to clean up for my lunch date.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 07:50:10 AM
As for last night's LOST


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I don't think they showed a preview, which i guess is good.

I ended up watching the show in HD at my sister's house.  It was quite good and the info the prisoner gave locke/jack at the end was creepy. In fact that guy is really creepy, i don't care if he is an other or not.

One thing that I was wondering was whether the baby will really be jin's baby. My sis was thinking that they were gonna show a scene at the end showing that sun slept with the other guy.  I was saying, "sun doesn't lie, and she told jin she'd never been with another man so it can't be so!"
It was so obvious that she was going to be pregnant though.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 23, 2006, 08:21:18 AM
Good Morning!

Ah, soooo nice to be able to sleep past 7:00am this morning.  And now I'm doing laundry!  Exciting, huh?

Well, I have to attend to some other things around the apartment before heading in to the theatre.  We're basically going from 1:30 to 11:00 today - with a nice dinner break in there.  And then we have the same schedule tomorrow.  I'll be bringing my laptop with me, so I should be able to check in and post from there.  So...

Laters...
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 08:23:31 AM
SPOILER

As for last night's LOST

I don't think they showed a preview, which i guess is good.

I ended up watching the show in HD at my sister's house.  It was quite good and the info the prisoner gave locke/jack at the end was creepy. In fact that guy is really creepy, i don't care if he is an other or not.

One thing that I was wondering was whether the baby will really be jin's baby. My sis was thinking that they were gonna show a scene at the end showing that sun slept with the other guy.  I was saying, "sun doesn't lie, and she told jin she'd never been with another man so it can't be so!"
It was so obvious that she was going to be pregnant though.

There were previews on the ABC telecast of the show.  Lots of high drama will ensue next week -- and many things will be revealed!

I think Sun's baby can only be Jin's...even if she HAD slept with that other guy....I think she'd have to be further along in her pregnancy if he were the father.  

I can't remember what the timeline is, so they may be playing tricks with us.  But I believed Sun when she told Jin she's never been with another man.  I think it's "the island"...if Locke, who was paralyzed, can now walk, then surely Jin can father a child.  :)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 08:33:33 AM
Re: last night's AMERICAN IDOL elimination.


I was actually surprised that the bottom 3 were as predicted. Usually there is a surprise in there!  I was a bit disappointed that it was kevin and not bucky. But Kevin clearly was not good enough (or going to) win. So i don't mind.

Actually, Kevin's voice is much better -- both in quality and range -- than most of the other men and several of the women.

The "not good enough to win" part basically equates to his being too weird-looking/unattractive to win.  Folks like to say he's not good enough...but they never mean vocally, because "vocally" he's better than most.  

Despite Simon's protestations to Paula that it's a "singing competition," it's all about "looks" and "presence" combined with an acceptable vocal ability and has little to do with real vocal talent.  As shallow as that sounds, it's business and the ability to sell a product (i.e. person) that's at stake.  

I think it would be very interesting if, during one week's competition, each singer would stand behind a screen and sing without anyone being able to see them.  The vocals would have to stand alone (like listening to a CD!).  

That would be VERY telling, I think, as to who has the ability to sing and who doesn't.

At the end of the day, however, people have to be attracted to the singer if they're going to buy the singer's albums.  At least in the "real world" market that Simon alludes to.

So...put that Reuben/Fantasia/Carrie Underwood CD on right now and revel in the "real world ideal" of the American Idol program.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 08:41:06 AM
Heading down now to do some chores until it's time to clean up for my lunch date.

WBBL.

I hate to steal anyone's thunder (not)...but I gave my kitchen floor a thorough scrubbing last night.

I had to...it was appalling...and I was so appalled by it that I had to scrub it between 9 and 10:30 p.m. .... Well!  Believe me!  It needed it.

Had I waited another week, it would have taken a petard to clean some of the dirt off it.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 08:42:54 AM
I shall now be on my way to LACC.

Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  As we head into our final week and a half of March, we're poised to perhaps set a new record, but not if we start becoming lazy and complacent fish.  So, let's get off our complacent butt cheeks and get some postin' goin' on before I have to bitch-slap the errant and truant from here to eternity and hell and back.

So it is written, so it shall be done.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 08:48:37 AM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  As

I'm right here!

 ;D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 08:49:22 AM
And a happy "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" Page 2 dance:
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: William F. Orr on March 23, 2006, 08:51:37 AM
BIG A



BK





BEE GAY



BEE KAY





Oh!

Now I get it!

(http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Holidays/Saint_Patricks_Day/Laughing_hard.gif)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 09:06:16 AM
From "The Straight Dope" (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_295b.html), a column by Cecil Adams:

The word "petard," we note with a barely suppressed giggle, comes from the Middle French peter, which is derived in turn from the Latin peditum--the sense of which (heh, heh) is "to break wind." Which must mean either that the French had a serious gas problem in those days, or that the petard was of something less than nuclear impact.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 09:12:50 AM
I don't agree about Kevin. I couldn't have been happier about his ouster, and I don't think his voice is any better than anyone else's and quite frankly worse than almost all of the top contenders.

I have written in my notes from Wednesday that his higher notes in the song were really flat and that combined with no on-camera charisma  made him an easy choice for me to want him gone.

I think Bucky and Lisa will be the next two singers that will leave, and then it will be a shootout. I can't wait to see what they can come up with once we're left with people who can sing AND who have strong audience identification.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 09:16:22 AM
Re LOST:

















I suppose the island IS responsible for what's happening with Sun, but I'm not sure I'm so quick to believe every word she says. There really seemed to be a strong, sexual connection between her and her English teacher, and I think they deliberately didn't show us everything that was going on to keep us guessing.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: William F. Orr on March 23, 2006, 09:24:08 AM
In Re:  Sliver

Joe and I saw that movie some years ago, and I do recall it's being rather bad.  

It seems Sharon Stone was hot off her success in the ludicrous Basic Instinct, and the screenplay of Sliver continued the former film's fascination with her panties or lack thereof as a major plot device.

What is more interesting about Sliver is that the basic concept is taken from Fritz Lang's Die Tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse), which is based in turn on a novel by Lang's friend, Polish film director Jan Fethke.

Fethke's novel, written in 1931 under the nom de plume of Jean Forge is entitled Mr. Tot Achetas Mil Okulojn (Mr. Tot Buys a Thousand Eyes), and is in Esperanto, as are all of his novels.  I have a copy, of course, as Forge is considered a major writer of science fiction in Esperanto, and his books are often reprinted.

It is interesting that the embryonic concept of television was seen by Fethke/Forge not in terms of entertainment but as a spying devise.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 09:57:19 AM
Discussion of last night's LOST

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SPOILER
Even if she HAD slept with that other guy....I think she'd have to be further along in her pregnancy if he were the father.  

I can't remember what the timeline is, so they may be playing tricks with us.  But I believed Sun when she told Jin she's never been with another man.  I think it's "the island"...if Locke, who was paralyzed, can now walk, then surely Jin can father a child.  :)

I was assuming that she got pregnant BEFORE coming to the island. But your point about the power of the island is a good one. That makes sense.

The reason I thought she was pregnant before the island is because of a comment that was made on last night's show. Ana lucia mentioned that she and the tailsection people had only been with the front section for a week. That means that she killed shannon only a week ago! I'm thinking they've only been on the island for like a month.

That comment coupled with what jack (or somebody) said about the pregnancy test (they said that they are not that accurate if you are only a week pregnant) made me think she was a couple months pregnant at least.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: William F. Orr on March 23, 2006, 09:58:19 AM
Oooh!  While googling around for exact names and dates for the post above, I came across Wikipedia, which I have encountered before.

For those of you who don't know, it is an on-line encyclopædia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) with over a million articles in English and also dozens of other languages.

I encountered the Esperanto version (http://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%88efpa%C4%9Do), which has over 41,000 articles.  Well, that's more than Kurdish (http://ku.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destp%C3%AAk).  Or Latin (http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagina_prima).
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 09:59:32 AM

Re: last night's LOST

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Re LOST:

















I suppose the island IS responsible for what's happening with Sun, but I'm not sure I'm so quick to believe every word she says. There really seemed to be a strong, sexual connection between her and her English teacher, and I think they deliberately didn't show us everything that was going on to keep us guessing.

That guy is the same one who they showed Sun dating before, right? But he told her he was in love with someone else?

I think that they would have shown us if there was something else going on with sun and the guy.  
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 10:04:31 AM
If any IDOL fans want to know next week's theme:



American Idol 5: Top 10 To Sing Songs From The 21st Century



http://www.tvrules.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9894

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 10:09:18 AM
If any IDOL fans want to know next week's theme:



American Idol 5: Top 10 To Sing Songs From The 21st Century
http://www.tvrules.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9894


Well that's gonna be boring.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 10:28:19 AM

I think Bucky and Lisa will be the next two singers that will leave, and then it will be a shootout. I can't wait to see what they can come up with once we're left with people who can sing AND who have strong audience identification.

I agree that if they step it up a notch each week, a shootout can be the end result.

Sadly, though, I don't think it will happen that way, simply because we've been let down so many times in past competitions...if only Scott was gone or if only so-and-so was gone.

My favorite two singers are Mandisa and Elliot.  Next are Kellie and Katherine.

I'm waiting for Chris to actually do something different (i.e., "compromise" his style, in Simon's words).

I want to like Paris, but I don't.

I think that, in many ways, Taylor is more of a letdown than either Ace or Bucky or Lisa, because one week he's on and the next week he's a dud.  I stand by my assertion that Kevin outsang every one of this lot on Tuesday's show.  He was certainly no more off pitch than any one of them.  He also has a greater range and better tone -- which was my original assertion on page 1 -- than any of the men except for Elliot.  What one perceives of his use of the voice is an individual matter.  I never said he was a better performer or more worthy candidate.

I have no expectations that the best "singer" will win.  In fact, I expect another disappointment.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 10:37:23 AM

The reason I thought she was pregnant before the island is because of a comment that was made on last night's show. Ana lucia mentioned that she and the tailsection people had only been with the front section for a week. That means that she killed shannon only a week ago! I'm thinking they've only been on the island for like a month.

IIRC, a statement was made earlier this season -- I think by Jack -- that they'd been on the island 45 days up to that point.  He may have said it when he had that confrontation with the representative of "the others."

I've "Googled" about the timeline and there are some interesting comments out there...some have said that what is happening on the island first started out "in the future" but that, because things are moving slowly there, we've actually begun to catch up to their time.

Another viewer with HDTV indicated there was a date on an X-Ray Jack was looking at in a flashback that had a date of November 2005 on it.

Additionally, there have been photos of Mega-Lotto winners in flashbacks (Hurley's flashbacks)...some holding checks bearing the date 2009 on them.

So, yes, time is very much a consideration.

I believe Sun.....for now.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on March 23, 2006, 10:46:32 AM
All caught up!

Yep, Cillaliz, Iowa's looking pretty good to Alford now. Of course if IU gets turned down by their top choices, they'll come crawling back to him.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 11:10:30 AM
I wonder if the number of posts...and posters...we've had thus far today has anything to do with difficulty accessing this site.

I've had considerable troubles this morning getting in....of course, once I got in, I wasn't booted out...but I've gotten strange messages several times saying something about a "sock" in my "SQL".

I wondered where the odd socks ended up...
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: William F. Orr on March 23, 2006, 11:12:27 AM
Nah, RLP!  It's just that I showed up today for a change, and everybody left in droves.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ginny on March 23, 2006, 11:36:39 AM
Thursday greetings!  Just popping in between off-site meetings.  This morning, through lunch, I was at Mandalay Banquet Center for a nonprofit seminar and soon I will be leaving for an agency to attend a teleconference with Dr. Bev Browning, author of Grant Writing for Dummies.

TOD - Vanities, by Jack Heifner.  Saw this produced at Cincinnati's Showboat Majestic and Faith Prince was in the cast (she was a CCM student at the time, I think).  Also saw it at the Fisher Theater in Detroit with Carrie Snodgrass.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 11:44:54 AM
As for last night's LOST


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....One thing that I was wondering was whether the baby will really be jin's baby. My sis was thinking that they were gonna show a scene at the end showing that sun slept with the other guy.  I was saying, "sun doesn't lie, and she told jin she'd never been with another man so it can't be so!"....

I was wondering this exact same thing.  Her look as she and Jin were hugging really made me question if she was lying or not. :-\ But I never thought about Ron's theory:

I can't remember what the timeline is, so they may be playing tricks with us.  But I believed Sun when she told Jin she's never been with another man.  I think it's "the island"...if Locke, who was paralyzed, can now walk, then surely Jin can father a child.  :)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 11:45:37 AM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  As we head into our final week and a half of March, we're poised to perhaps set a new record, but not if we start becoming lazy and complacent fish.  

I have been running newsletters. Now I am off to lunch with DR Kerry.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 11:49:36 AM
I'm back from LACC, and shall now start doing the fixes on the musical.  Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  This will NOT do, oh, no, this will NOT do.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ben on March 23, 2006, 11:56:28 AM
Mr. Kerry has time for lunch but not time to drop by and say Hello? Well, I nevah ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: MBarnum on March 23, 2006, 12:05:10 PM
DearReaderLaura tell DR Kerry we all say Howdy!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Tomovoz on March 23, 2006, 01:01:31 PM
TOTD: See DR MBarnum's post!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 01:10:27 PM
Re: american idol.

I think it's too early to know now who will win.  Performers grow. I think Kelly Clarkson is the most successful Idol contestant and she didn't stand out big time in the beginning.

I think many of the remaining contestants have the potential to win.  But I think it depends on how they continue to grow, and how the judges and the public (in turn) react to them.  I do feel though that the judges can and do manipulate the public into liking certain contestants.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:11:48 PM
Re LOST:

I either read on-line or someone on the show at the first of this season made it clear that the first season covered 43 days. I'm not sure about how many more days this has added to that total.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:15:47 PM
As for IDOL, the difference this season is there are no Scott Savol-caliber contestants left. Everyone left is a FAR better singer than Scott, even Bucky. So, I'm going to enjoy the competition because at least they all can sing on pitch consistently.

That said, I think this week's song choices from the 21st century will mirror the atrocious choices of last season's "Music of the 1990s" which was, by far, the worst show of the season.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:17:39 PM
Watched another MURDER SHE WROTE episode from the 3rd season boxed set.

This one had guest stars like Bernard Fox, John Glover, Len Cariou, and Eric Braeden. Good episode that I enjoyed very much.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:20:42 PM
VERONICA MARS offered up a fun missing person mystery for Veronica to solve. I liked that plot very much.

The ongoing mystery about the bus accident has now gotten so complicated that I feel lost. The show tried to give a lengthier recap than usual at the beginning of the show, but it diidn't straighten out the clues in my mind at all. This is a show which because of its complicated scenario might benefit from the same kind of half season run without repeats that '24' now enjoys. All these weeks between new episodes allows the clues to get shuffled and lost in my fevered brain.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:23:29 PM
Last night's LAW & ORDER found a way to bring in the Iraq war and American mercenaries fighting there in a very disturbing fashion. I really had no idea our state department hires these independent military contractors to send their own hired soldiers (at a much higher salary than our own fighting forces in the military get) to do fighting over there.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:27:24 PM
Just read this on the internet:

- -Veronica Mars moving to its former time slot on Tuesdays for the remainder of its season.  - -


I knew UPN had been showing VERONICA reruns on Tuesdays for the last couple of weeks. Looks like now, the originals will be be playing there.

Argh! Makes Wednesday a little less crowded, but now Tuesdays at 9 will be crowded: HOUSE, VERONICA MARS, SCRUBS.  Argh!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 01:30:44 PM
Page Three "The Rites of Spring" Dance!!!


Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 01:34:04 PM
Just read this on the internet:

- -Veronica Mars moving to its former time slot on Tuesdays for the remainder of its season.  - -


I knew UPN had been showing VERONICA reruns on Tuesdays for the last couple of weeks. Looks like now, the originals will be be playing there.

Argh! Makes Wednesday a little less crowded, but now Tuesdays at 9 will be crowded: HOUSE, VERONICA MARS, SCRUBS.  Argh!


Do you know when this starts? And is it at 8pm or 9pm?

Why did they wait till America's Next Top Model started again only to switch it to tuesdays?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: William F. Orr on March 23, 2006, 01:34:44 PM
For the new, improved PAGE 3 DANCE, I bring you a clickable MP3:

"Chu Vi Volas Danci?"
("Do You Wanna Dance?" in Esperanto.) (http://www.musicexpress.com.br/Artistas/JoMo/JoMo%20Friponas/Cxu%20Vi%20Volas%20Danci.mp3)

from the album:

(http://www.musicexpress.com.br/Artistas/JoMo/JoMo%20Friponas/JoMo%20Friponas.jpg)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jennifer on March 23, 2006, 01:35:31 PM
Oops DR MattH I see you wrote 9pm.  I think that may be good for my sister since she doesn't watch house or scrubs on tuesdays. And she likes to sit with the baby in her room at 9pm, but she can't watch tv since she is taping Veronica for me!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 02:09:18 PM
Okay, time to get some postin' goin' on - NOW.  Have people been having probs with the site - I haven't, but elmore has.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on March 23, 2006, 02:12:45 PM
Yes, I had a terrible time getting back on to HHW today.  I guess that will teach me to leave the apartment.

I keep thinking today is Friday; that bodes no good.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Rodzinski on March 23, 2006, 02:13:05 PM
A post, pure and simple.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Tomovoz on March 23, 2006, 02:26:13 PM
Problems from OZ logging on too.. Of course it IS Friday DR ELmore!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Tomovoz on March 23, 2006, 02:27:36 PM
I am either getting nothing  - or a "too many logged on" message.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Tomovoz on March 23, 2006, 02:28:33 PM
And have been needing a few attempts to post!
Perhaps the posts are too fraught with meaning.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 02:32:12 PM
Do you know when this starts? And is it at 8pm or 9pm?

Why did they wait till America's Next Top Model started again only to switch it to tuesdays?

The switch happens April 11. I jsut read this at Zap2It.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 02:33:31 PM
Okay, time to get some postin' goin' on - NOW.  Have people been having probs with the site - I haven't, but elmore has.

I did get one "too many logged on" message.  I checked a PM and went back, and all was fine...a little slow, but otherwise fine.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 02:33:41 PM
I had no problems logging on around 4 p.m. my time. But around 5 p.m., I couldn't get back one once I had left.

Had no trouble getting on thirty minutes later.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 02:42:01 PM
And when I posted that last message, I got a "website not available" error message.

Earlier error message was that one about "sockets" but I don't know what that means, of coruse.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 02:43:19 PM
I'm going to head downstairs now and tend to my usual cleaning chores and then on to TV.

WBBL
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 02:47:39 PM
I've dropped a line to our host.  I'm sure they'll ignore it, but hopefull fix the problem - or, they'll fix the problem, then deny there's a problem.  Either way, hopefully we'll get it put right.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 02:50:17 PM
It has been difficult to get here.

DR Kerry sends his regards to all. He's been out of town and will catch up soon.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 03:15:23 PM
Nah, RLP!  It's just that I showed up today for a change, and everybody left in droves.

Actually, Bill, I think we are going to have to blame Jose.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 03:49:00 PM

I could have a blast with the word PETARD!

14th of July Firecrackers; les pétards du 14 juillet!

(In French "to fart" is.... péter!! Knew you'd like to know that! LOL!)
-------

PETARD

A small bomb used to blow in a door or gate.

If it wasn’t for its appearance in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “For ‘tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar” and its fossil survival in the rather more modern spelling to be hoist with one’s own petard, this term of warfare would have gone the way of the halberd, brattice and culverin.

A petard was a bell-shaped metal grenade typically filled with five or six pounds of gunpowder and set off by a fuse. Sappers dug a tunnel or covered trench up to a building and fixed the device to a door, barricade, drawbridge or the like to break it open. The bomb was held in place with a heavy beam called a madrier.

Unfortunately, the devices were unreliable and often went off unexpectedly. Hence the expression, where hoist meant to be lifted up, an understated description of the result of being blown up by your own bomb. The name of the device came from the Latin petar, to break wind, perhaps a sarcastic comment about the thin noise of a muffled explosion at the far end of an excavation.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 03:52:02 PM

DR ORR;

I saw the very paintings you mentioned the other day at the Huntington Library, as well as One of Gutenberg's HUGE bibles there....

Some areas of the Library Gardens were used in the Mame film musical, for the Mame number I believe!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 04:04:21 PM
This is an all-time slow news day, and I, like my gal pals Babs Streisand and Donna Summer, say Enough Is Enough.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 04:04:43 PM
I mean, we're still on page three.  
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 04:05:08 PM
And that's what I've got to say about THAT!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:06:26 PM
I agree.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:06:37 PM
We should, at the least, be on page 4.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:06:51 PM
Four is such an even number...and it's divisible by two.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:07:08 PM
Babs and Donna are also divisible by two.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TCB on March 23, 2006, 04:08:07 PM



As far as today's topic, I am afraid that I will have to plead a Barnum!  I have no idea.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:08:48 PM
DR François is divisble by un.

If he were joined by an ami(e), they would be divisible by deux!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:09:21 PM
DR TCB?

He's indivisible.

He's the indivisible man, as it were.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:10:26 PM
And le voila!

Here is our page 4 Dance -- courtesy of Czarist Russia!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:11:10 PM
Must I frenzy alone?

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:11:26 PM
Come on....somebody else say sumthin'
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 04:15:59 PM
Four is such an even number...and it's divisible by two.

But according to School House Rock!, THREE is a Magic Number! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 04:16:02 PM

SUMTHIN'!


There!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 04:17:56 PM
But according to School House Rock!, THREE is a Magic Number! ;)

NEVER went to School House Rock!

The only magical number to me would be the one I (never) play at the Lotery were the winning number!! :D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TCB on March 23, 2006, 04:20:32 PM
DR TCB?

He's indivisible.

He's the indivisible man, as it were.

Yeah, but I have always wanted to be the invisible man for a day.  Imagine the locker rooms I could wander!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 23, 2006, 04:26:50 PM
Good Evening!

Greetings from The Palace Theatre...

Just got back from dinner (break).
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 23, 2006, 04:27:18 PM
And now it's back up to the Seventh Floor Auxiliary Pit...

Laters...

;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 23, 2006, 04:27:41 PM
-At least it was two - well, now three - posts.

;D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 23, 2006, 04:30:23 PM
THE 50,000 FINGERS OF DR. T is on TCM tonight.  If you've never seen it, watch and be tickled and amused.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:31:09 PM
Am I remembering correctly?

               "It's a petard!"

Is that a line from "The Fantasticks"?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:32:27 PM
THE 50,000 FINGERS OF DR. T is on TCM tonight.  If you've never seen it, watch and be tickled and amused.

!!!   :o  !!!

You mean the fingers TICKLE you?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 23, 2006, 04:36:50 PM
Commercial I've seen one time too many #546:

That Applebee's ad with the two folk singers wailing out the wonders of their seafood menu to the tune of the Theme from Gilligan's Island.  It's like six or seven high concepts smushed together into something that makes no sense whatsoever.  On top of that, it's annoying as hell how often it's played.

The bass player reminds me of Bill Mumy when he was in his twenties.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 23, 2006, 04:38:35 PM
!!!   :o  !!!

You mean the fingers TICKLE you?

No, but I think you've stumbled onto a new and exciting type of massage therapy.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 23, 2006, 04:39:48 PM
I seem to remember a line from a play or musical--"He's been strung up on his own petard!"  What's that from?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 04:47:10 PM
THE 50,000 FINGERS OF DR. T is on TCM tonight.  If you've never seen it, watch and be tickled and amused.

I've never seen it.  I remember when I was a kid and I saw commercials for it...it kind of scared me, so I never watched it. :-\ I wonder if I would like it now (I don't get TCM, though).
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 23, 2006, 04:56:04 PM
How amusing can 50,000 fingers be, do you suppose?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TCB on March 23, 2006, 04:58:53 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]...............WHAT NEXT?..........................WHAT NEXT?.....................[/move]

I was just beginning to recover from the news that there was a new musical on the horizon called ZHIVAGO.  Now, I have just heard reported on our local TV station that a new musical, based on the life of Seattle favorite son, Bruce Lee, is due on Broadway in 2008.  The show will reportedly feature a score by David Bowie.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 05:04:56 PM
I shall shortly be on my way to the theater for our final rehearsal, after which, I shall return.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TPunk on March 23, 2006, 05:04:58 PM
I wonder if the number of posts...and posters...we've had thus far today has anything to do with difficulty accessing this site.

I've had considerable troubles this morning getting in....of course, once I got in, I wasn't booted out...but I've gotten strange messages several times saying something about a "sock" in my "SQL".

I wondered where the odd socks ended up...

It took me a really long time to log in earlier tonight.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Ginny on March 23, 2006, 05:09:13 PM
It took me a really long time to log in earlier tonight.

I, too, had a lot of trouble earlier this afternoon.  Seems to be better now.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 05:15:43 PM
Gratuituous post # 6999! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TPunk on March 23, 2006, 05:17:40 PM
On Sunday, Rodzinski and I are attending a wedding brunch/shower type deal for some friends of ours who will be getting married on the beach in Jamaica next month.  (Sadly we will not be in attendence)  I am helping to organize this with a friend.

Does anyone have any kicky wedding shower game ideas?  We are looking to do something fun and non-traditional.  Maybe something that would involve the bride and/or groom taking shots.  We are NOT going to construct a bridal gown out of toilet paper or make people guess the number of safety pins in a jar.

We thought about maybe doing a variation on the newlywed game where they have to guess eachother's response.  I thought in this creative bunch, folks might have some other fun ideas.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TPunk on March 23, 2006, 05:24:11 PM
I wish I had something exciting to say.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TCB on March 23, 2006, 05:24:29 PM
Bruce Lee's final resting spot in Seattle.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TCB on March 23, 2006, 05:26:54 PM
Wow, I just saw the video footage of the fire on the Star Princess.  The cabin I had on its maiden voyage seems to have been one of those destroyed
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 23, 2006, 05:35:54 PM
Post # 7000!!

I'm off now to do concessions for a performance (one of four) called:  Paul Zaloom: The Mother of All Enemies (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=710).  Paul Zaloom was Beekman in "Beekman's World."  It promises to be a very entertaining evening! ;D Here's the description from WCPA's website:

Quote
Paul Zaloom is an OBIE-winning puppeteer and performance artist who has written, designed and performed 12 solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Sick But True, and now his latest, The Mother of All Enemies.

A mutation of the traditional Middle Eastern Karagoz shadow puppet play (famous in Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Syria) about the consequences of being on the fringes of society…EVERY society. Periodically the show is interrupted by cantastoria, or picture performance, an age-old story telling technique; employing his weird and amusing drawings, Zaloom recounts the U.S. Marines repeated efforts to recruit him (he’s sorta old for the Marines: 54. He’s also gay…) It’s all comedy, needless to say.

The shadow show tells the twisted story of an Arab, secular humanist/Quaker/Buddhist/ agnostic/ political refugee/immigrant/queer/ artist/weirdo’s adventures while being comically pursued by various enemies: Syrian Secret Service, Israeli border guards, Al Qaeda, Homeland Security, the Statue of Liberty, Christian “Ex Gay” activists, and U.S. immigration vigilantes the Minutemen. The idiot savant Karagoz foils their evil plans, dispatching them one by one with subterfuge, obfuscation, and cheap puppet gimmicks. They all fail; he triumphs.

Zaloom jiggles his puppets, recounts absurd emails with Marine recruiters, creates the entire soundscape with his voice, and uses drawings to illuminate the perverse workings of our “civilization” with a frontal comic assault. Don’t miss his new work in a four-night run in the Black Box!

Needless to say (but they do):  "SUBJECT MATTER IS INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES" ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 05:37:00 PM
Yes, without any acknowledgment, they seem to have fixed the problem.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: elmore3003 on March 23, 2006, 05:42:43 PM
I seem to remember a line from a play or musical--"He's been strung up on his own petard!"  What's that from?

Actually, it's from HAMLET:
There's letters seal'd: and my two schoolfellows,
Whom I will trust as I will adders fang'd,
They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way
And marshal me to knavery. Let it work;
For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar: and 't shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines
And blow them at the moon: O, 'tis most sweet,
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 05:59:04 PM
You're lucky, DR TCB - I saw my cabin on the maiden voyage of the TITANIC when they sent the robot down in 1997.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 05:59:39 PM
Employee crisis at WORLD OF WISDOM, so I am working some extra hours.  Whew!  People are.....crazy!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 06:00:13 PM
Glad the tapings went well, MR BK.  And I am sure the play will be great....any idea of the box office numbers yet?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 06:00:44 PM
No mail today for me....no mail.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 06:04:35 PM
Just got an email from "Gerald" with the subject line "Treasonous."

I don't think I'll open it.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jrand70 on March 23, 2006, 06:04:57 PM
Kong is climbing the Empire State Building.  That is all.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jane on March 23, 2006, 06:22:20 PM
You're lucky, DR TCB - I saw my cabin on the maiden voyage of the TITANIC when they sent the robot down in 1997.


My you look great for your age. ;D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:23:02 PM
I seem to remember a line from a play or musical--"He's been strung up on his own petard!"  What's that from?

As I posted earlier...

"If it wasn’t for its appearance in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “For ‘tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar” and its fossil survival in the rather more modern spelling to be hoist with one’s own petard, this term of warfare would have gone the way of the halberd, brattice and culverin."

... and as DR elmore confirmed

that was from Hamlet!

I am not that smart to have known the answer!
 :( ;)

Don't mind me... I'm just passing through! :)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:25:17 PM
No mail today for me....no mail.

None today for me either!

4 letters yesterday and they were all BILLS!

Bills, bills, bills! I can't do the sum! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:25:48 PM
My you look great for your age. ;D

Plastic surgery! ;D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:28:43 PM
And a happy "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" Page 2 dance:


THank god that wasnt the picture from the telly series.... a certain actor taht I am not fond of was in that show....
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:31:50 PM
Okay, time to get some postin' goin' on - NOW.  Have people been having probs with the site - I haven't, but elmore has.

Ihave had troubles on my home connection but not my work one....

I get "Site does not exist"
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:33:36 PM
THank god that wasnt the picture from the telly series.... a certain actor taht I am not fond of was in that show....

telly.... Savalas?! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:33:46 PM
We should, at the least, be on page 4.

How about a game of trivial pursuit??
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:35:48 PM
But according to School House Rock!, THREE is a Magic Number! ;)


Do you find that at Conjunction Junction?

What's your function>
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:36:57 PM
Hi all,
Just stopped in for a minute. I have a lot to write tonight and have managed to do everything but work since I got home, so I must get started
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:37:06 PM
On Sunday, Rodzinski and I are attending a wedding brunch/shower type deal for some friends of ours who will be getting married on the beach in Jamaica next month.  (Sadly we will not be in attendence)  I am helping to organize this with a friend.

Does anyone have any kicky wedding shower game ideas?  We are looking to do something fun and non-traditional.  Maybe something that would involve the bride and/or groom taking shots.  We are NOT going to construct a bridal gown out of toilet paper or make people guess the number of safety pins in a jar.

We thought about maybe doing a variation on the newlywed game where they have to guess eachother's response.  I thought in this creative bunch, folks might have some other fun ideas.

A scavenger hunt?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:38:28 PM
I am happy to report that I found Mrs. Beasley tonight. I was beginning to think she was lost but, of course, she was in the last box she could possibly have been in. She is now out of that box and in the house where she belongs.  I thought the cats may be interested in her, but they could care a less
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:39:51 PM
telly.... Savalas?! ;)

could be...

It was Drake Hoogestyn... Not a huge fan of his... He exists.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 06:40:55 PM
I am happy to report that I found Mrs. Beasley tonight. I was beginning to think she was lost but, of course, she was in the last box she could possibly have been in. She is now out of that box and in the house where she belongs.  I thought the cats may be interested in her, but they could care a less

Cool on finding Mrs. Beasley.....

I vaguely remember her but she was a bit before mytime.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:41:23 PM
I shall now be off to write a Sentencing Memorandum and a Motion for Downward Variance from the Guideline Range.  Such excitement. It's a copyright infringement case and the defendant was an eBay seller, so it is actually quite interesting.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Jane on March 23, 2006, 06:42:33 PM
I’m not feeling so hot-darn I can’t be sick until after April 2nd.

‘night
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:42:54 PM
Cool on finding Mrs. Beasley.....

I vaguely remember her but she was a bit before mytime.

My mother found a photo the other day and informed me that I got her for Christmas in 1967 (I was 6). I do remember that she was with me through a big tornado in 1968. I carried her around for a long time. I'm glad I found her.  ;D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:43:21 PM
FEEL BETTER VIBES TO DR JANE
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 06:44:55 PM
Laters
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:48:08 PM
could be...

It was Drake Hoogestyn... Not a huge fan of his... He exists.

Nah! I was fooling around with the word "telly" you used!
River Phoenix was in that cast!
Miss him!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:48:50 PM
How about a game of trivial pursuit??

That's so... trivial!! ;) :D
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:51:54 PM
I’m not feeling so hot-darn I can’t be sick until after April 2nd.

‘night


Nurse jane needs some nursing!

"Feel better soon" vibes to Jane!

As Tarzan used to sing:

"There's Nothing Like A Jane In The World!"
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 06:52:52 PM

Mr Barrowman looks SO PRETTY in The Producers (with blond hair!)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: MBarnum on March 23, 2006, 07:13:32 PM
Cillaliz, post a photo of you and Mrs. Beasely...then and now!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:03:45 PM
I do hope you feel better, DR Jane.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:06:39 PM
Watched another MURDER SHE WROTE episode from the DVD set. These are so entertaining. This one had for guest stars Warren Berlinger, Peter Haskell, Susan Anton, Genie Francis, David Ogden Stiers, Richard Kline, Marcia Wallace, and Jeff Conaway. Always an interesting mix of new and old faces on this series.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:08:45 PM
I enjoyed the gay cowboy bar side of WILL & GRACE tonight Leslie Jordan's Beverley Leslie is always welcome, and the audience just ate him up), but the Grace's new associate side of the show was repetitive and not especially funny.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:10:31 PM
Last night's OUT OF PRACTICE was laugh out loud funny, especially Ty Burrell's new girl friend who did sound effects with everything. Just hysterical.

Sad to say the ratings were not steller for this show's move to Wednesday night. It finished fourth in the time period with about half the number of viewers it commanded when it was shown at a later hour on Monday nights.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 08:12:12 PM
Cillaliz, post a photo of you and Mrs. Beasely...then and now!

I won't have the photo of then for awhile. My mother is making a book for me of all the photos she has and that's one of them.  When I get it I'll post the photos.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:12:38 PM
Even lower in the ratings was COURTING ALEX, and this silly, insubstantial episode about Alex's jealousy over a couch her new boy friend once picked out with an old girl friend was just not funny. I believe this will be the last episode of this show I will watch. It just isn't getting any funnier to me, and there's no reason to continue watching.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:14:46 PM
I did enjoy the new episode of MY NAME IS EARL which aired at 9 p.m. Earl and company flashing back to Y2K and this misunderstandings about the world ending was funny and almost endearing at certain points. Randy, who adopted a plastic robot dog and called him "Biscuit," continues to be endearing.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:16:40 PM
And then I watched last night's CSI: NY. Two cases, one in a museum and one at a construction site, went through their enjoyable paces. I guessed one killer but missed the other.

One of the cases had to do with golf played in the city streets and site, sort of like kids playing stickball in the street! Amazing if this really takes place. It's so outlandish that it just HAS to be true.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 08:18:53 PM
And during commercials I did flip over and watch a few performances of the men's final at the world figure skating championships. I set the DVR to pick up the entire show when it's rebroadcast tomorrow morning at 3 a.m.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: divarobbie on March 23, 2006, 08:21:59 PM
Long time, BK Peeps!

So, its not ASK BK day, but I'm curious... You once said that you'd love to do a cast album of 110 in the Shade.  With the Roundabout having scheduled it for next year (with Audra McDonald), what are the chances of that happening?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 08:23:46 PM

Jeff Conway! What has happened of him?!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 08:24:29 PM

Divarobbie! What has happened of him?

Oooh! He's back!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: divarobbie on March 23, 2006, 08:26:05 PM
I got lost designing websites and cd booklets.  Took a few mo's to say hello!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 08:42:51 PM
Back from the dress rehearsal.  I wish I could say that I got through it perfectly, but I had a few line fumfers, and just completely blanked once.  I think it really had to do with being in the wardrobe for the first time, and getting used to maneuvering the set.  We ran it three times, and the third time through I basically got it all, just not as smoothly as I'd have liked.  Matt and I will do a line-through at some point tomorrow and then what will be will be.

I'd love to do a cast album of 110.  I don't think it's feasable for Kritzerland at this time, but perhaps I'll put a bug in Harvey's ear when he gets home from the rehab place.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 08:44:06 PM
The one nice thing about a low-posting day:  It makes it easier for me to catch up on the HHW day after getting home form the office.  :)

I also got kicked off a couple of times trying to post - even wrote one that I forgot to save before I got boote dout.  But obviously, all is fine now.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 08:47:59 PM
I guess if Feydeau put a flea in her ear, BK can put a bug in Harvey's ear!

Oh, A Bug In Harvey's Ear should be the title to BK's next play!

Bk.... You're gonna be swell!
You're gonna have the world on a plate!

We're rooting for ya anyway!

No deceit from you! Oh no! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 08:54:18 PM
I shall now be off to write a Sentencing Memorandum and a Motion for Downward Variance from the Guideline Range.  Such excitement. It's a copyright infringement case and the defendant was an eBay seller, so it is actually quite interesting.

Yikes, Cillaliz! I'm sure glad DR Sandra is so strict about citing things for the newsletter. She's keeping me out of jail, I guess.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 08:58:10 PM
Am just starting Capote, which I finally got today, along with the new Planet Of The Apes boxset, and two Charlie Brown features.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 08:58:44 PM
I'm afraid we simply must have a posting frenzy or I will have to be administering some mighty fine bitch-slaps.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 08:58:56 PM
I haz spoken.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 08:59:02 PM
My son is watching a movie in the same room, and it has such foul language!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 08:59:25 PM
I shan't repeat the words I am hearing.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 08:59:44 PM
It would be a most unseemly post if I did.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: TPunk on March 23, 2006, 09:01:13 PM
What movie is he watching??
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 09:02:25 PM
I think it is called "American History X" or something like that.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:05:42 PM
Divarobbie -  Are you the Robbie who runs Laura Benanti's very fine website?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:12:08 PM
Hello all, my brain is officially fried for the evening. I didn't finish what I wanted to get done, but I have it outlined.  I had to learn a lot on this one. I haven't had many copyright infringement cases. Be warned, the sentencing guidelines are not friendly to infringers.  Good news for those holding copyrights
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:12:20 PM
I'm quite startled by how negative the most important LORD OF THE RINGS reviews have been, specifically the NY Times and the Toronto Star.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:15:40 PM
DR Laura, I thought of you the other day when I was shoveling. There was a cardinal way up in the top of the tree and it was singing away while I worked (it whistled while I worked) anyway, he was beautiful and I wanted to take a photo, but he was too far away
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 09:16:19 PM
I saw that those CHARLIE BROWN features were being released next week. I'm undecided about buying them as I never thought they quite captured the charm of the early TV programs. Still, A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN might be nice to have. I'll have to think about it.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:16:32 PM
Both Skip and I have commented tonight on how glad we were to have seen LOTR before  these major reviews hit the stands.  

I'm confused by how critics who know the story inside out can comment on how confused they would have been had they not known the story, but Mr. Brantley seems to have brought along a companion who went in relatively cold, so to speak.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:18:01 PM
Maybe a little page 7 dance to "You're Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me."
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 09:18:51 PM
Page Seven Winnie the Pooh Dance!!!


Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Matt H. on March 23, 2006, 09:19:44 PM
Going to head downstairs to bed now.

Good night, all!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:20:08 PM
Pooh sort of looks like a Hobbit.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:20:30 PM
Pooh sort of looks like a Hobbit.

Sort of
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 09:20:32 PM
DR Laura, I thought of you the other day when I was shoveling. There was a cardinal way up in the top of the tree and it was singing away while I worked (it whistled while I worked) anyway, he was beautiful and I wanted to take a photo, but he was too far away

How beautiful that must have been. I see them rarely (there was a pair at the Botanical Garden last year and always several at Boyce Thompson Arboretum). They are never yard birds here.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:21:03 PM
If we ramble on about nothing we can get to 200 posts
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:21:47 PM
How beautiful that must have been. I see them rarely (there was a pair at the Botanical Garden last year and always several at Boyce Thompson Arboretum). They are never yard birds here.

They look especially beautiful against a fresh show.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:22:02 PM
Or we could ramble on about something and get there too
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 09:22:53 PM
For Cillaliz
One of the latest additions to the Phoenix Zoo (the photo from the Arizona Republic, March 21, 2006)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:23:17 PM
FJL, How much of the trilogy does LOTR cover? I have a hard time imaging it that condensed
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:24:26 PM
They look especially beautiful against a fresh show.

I guess you mean a fresh snow, unless they also were in the Lord otr in Toronto! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:24:28 PM
For Cillaliz
One of the latest additions to the Phoenix Zoo (the photo from the Arizona Republic, March 21, 2006)

WHAT A CUTIE!!!  I really miss the zoo. We don't have one here. I haven't been to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, but it's supposed to be wonderful. I'll have to go this spring
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:25:10 PM
I guess you mean a fresh snow, unless they also were in the Lord otr in Toronto! ;)

Ah yes, a fresh snow....unless it was a different kind of Cardinal, in that case...
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:26:11 PM
Maybe a little page 7 dance to "You're Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me."

That has a nice... ring to it! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:26:47 PM
That has a nice... ring to it! ;)

Oh Lord!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:27:15 PM
Ah yes, a fresh snow....unless it was a different kind of Cardinal, in that case...

You have a... point there! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:28:34 PM
Well we're almost to 200
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: Cillaliz on March 23, 2006, 09:28:47 PM
This should do it....good night
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:29:24 PM

I guess, when they die, hobbits get a... tuary!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:29:45 PM
This should do it....good night

Bonne nuit!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:31:05 PM
Pooh sort of looks like a Hobbit.

After a few drinks... yes! ;)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:37:18 PM
Not tuary
Not tuary
They may not be tall
But they ain't dumb
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:38:55 PM
Cillaliz - They really do cover the whole trilogy in three acts in about  3 hours and 45 minutes.    
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:39:50 PM
But now that we've passed 200 posts, maybe I'll save my ranting on this for another day.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:40:29 PM
Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rant
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:42:58 PM
A little bit of ranting's great
'Cause I wanna see page eight
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:44:27 PM
Two posts to go before I sleep
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: FJL on March 23, 2006, 09:44:59 PM
And one for Gollum!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 09:55:50 PM
And one for Gollum!

Mullog, backwards!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: bk on March 23, 2006, 09:58:09 PM
I think I'll go treat myself to an ice cream or candy bar.  The character I'm playing is supposed to be slightly overweight with a gut, so why not?
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 23, 2006, 10:10:01 PM
That would be good enough reason for me!
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 10:13:50 PM
Isabelle Georges (The original Isabelle in the original version of AMOUR - Le Passe-Muraille) has a new album out, French & English, of Yeston's December.

Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 10:16:30 PM

I'm the only one left! Should I turn off the lights and close the door!
(Must be that perfum again! LOL!)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: François de Paris on March 23, 2006, 10:18:23 PM

Sorry for the AMAZON.COM link....
I can't get it properly!

(That's for the few ones who might care ...)
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 23, 2006, 11:46:44 PM
Ice Cream does sound good....
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 24, 2006, 12:01:22 AM
DR Laura, the baby orangutan is adorable.
Title: Re:PLAY DAY
Post by: George on March 24, 2006, 12:05:28 AM
Sorry for the AMAZON.COM link....
I can't get it properly!

(That's for the few ones who might care ...)

Try this:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E8N93I/qid=1143180245/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-1064791-7180062?s=music&v=glance&n=5174 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E8N93I/qid=1143180245/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-1064791-7180062?s=music&v=glance&n=5174)

If you type {url} before the actual URL and {/url} after, it'll work.  But use the brackets "[" and "]" instead of "{" and "}."

 :)