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Title: THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 12:19:06 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes lacked both zotz and zing, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're trying to locate the zotz and the zing, and they won't be back until they find it.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 12:19:25 AM
And the word of the day is: LACTOSE!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:31:32 AM
TOD: My first foray into word processing was a typewriter that had a word processing type program...

My first true computer experience was at MSUM in the puter lab on Macs... We used MacWord.. IT was not too bad of a program to use..

I had an Atari type game system. Some of the games I played were Pacman, Breakout, Space Invaders, Tank, Frogger, and a number of other games. My favorite was Frogger and Pacman
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:33:47 AM
THis game got me in trouble quite often but it is such an intregal part of the 1980s along with Moon Unit Zappa and Valspeak!

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pacman.html (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pacman.html)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:36:37 AM
Breakout was another one of my downfalls!!

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/6879/Breakout.html (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/6879/Breakout.html)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 12:43:03 AM
I have bookmarked both of these games, DakotaCelt. ;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:44:34 AM
I am going to hit the sack... Pleasant dreams George!! Take care!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:45:30 AM
Have fun with the games. I hope the rest of the DR's enjoy them also. One of my workstudy students sent me the sites after our chat of old games we would play and I mentioned the above ones.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 12:47:12 AM
Goodnight!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 01:03:56 AM
The first word processing program that I ever used was when I was in high school.  It wasn't a program on a PC, it was its own self-contained piece of equiment called a Vydec Text Editor.  It was like a program as simple as Wordpad, but in a whole big desk unit with a built in keyboard, screen and printer and all you did was type on it.  I wasn't able to use it until I took Typing 3 in my senior year.  It was cool.  It had a green screen and 8 inch floppy discs!  After PCs came along and made the Vydec Text Editor obsolete (and I graduated from high school), the first actual program that I used was Works.  I didn't use Word until much later.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 01:05:07 AM
Now, I must be going to sleep.  Goodnight, BK. :)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 01:07:05 AM
I shall now toddle off to the bedroom environment as well.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 04:39:48 AM
Good morning, all!  As soon as SLINGS & ARROWS ended, I turned off the phone and at some point after that I missed a call from our DR Rodzinski!  As soon as THE SOPRANOS ended, I went to bed and slept rather well, except for this strange dream involving Oxford, Ohio, and a creepy old house I was housesitting.   It wasn't a nightmare, thank God, but it did have a bizarre owner.  And that's all I remember of it.

Today I score a number for Miss Karen Ziemba and work at home, so I need to line up some listening.  Perhaps Mozart.

TOD:  Vidoe games?  Never!
         Word processor?  This eMac's TextEdit.  Before that, Smith & Corona.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 04:49:52 AM
And the word of the day is: LACTOSE!
Cows lack toes.  They have hooves.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 04:50:46 AM
Good morning, dear Larry!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 04:54:34 AM
Yea, and verily, I have been quite absent, errant and truant.  This is the first day off I've had in quite some time that hasn't been overscheduled or disconnected.

Yes, disconnected.  The construction on the house being erected (don't get excited, DR TCB) next door once again cut through our phone line, leading to our not having phones or internet access.  I very dearly miss the untrampled lot that the lot next door used to be, with the deer using it as a playground.

No antelope, however, in Delaware.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:04:57 AM
Hokay, time to give a report on Shenandoah.

Any chance to see a play at the Ford's Theater in DC in a treat, of course.  Seeing a play there in mid-week, with the seats filled with teenagers, is even better, even if they don't know how to contain their rowdiness before the show begins.  At least they fill the theater with a lot of energy.

Shenandoah bothers me as a play.  The lead character is an isolationist, who only enters the action of the Civil War because his youngest son has been kidnapped.  His actions, when he finally does become involved, are as terrible as the war itself, and result in the deaths of his two eldest sons and his daughter-in-law.  He also murders another person in revenge, even though that person has confessed that what he did was wrong.  Yet, through all of this, he never stops to consider that he himself might be wrong in his actions and motivations, even though his sons question his actions and motivations (while still following their father).  This bothers me greatly.

So, I find the play itself questionable.  But it remains a powerful work, and I'm glad that I've seen it.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 05:17:06 AM
Good morning all!

What a wonderful evening with all of the stories of Broadway, the Doctor, the RenFaires and the cons. I loved all the pictures as well.

I used to do all of those things.  In fact, there is a RenFaire going on right now that I usually go to every year.  If I feel up to it, I might even be going this Saturday.  

Wow, its so nice to meet like minded people!

I know about the SCA and considered joining them some years back.  I think I have their handbook floating around here someplace.

If only I hadn’t lost all of my pictures in the flood I would have tons to share of old RenFaires and Cons from “back in the day”.   Oh it sometimes just kills me that I lost so many wonderful pictures!

Oh, and I do know about “Puke and Snot”.  Has anyone here heard of “Empty Hats”?  They are also musicians/singers that I make a point to go and hear every year.

Maria, I think Bears mourning is just another example that animals are more “human” then people give them credit for.  He’s so cute right now.  He’s asleep on the couch with the blanket I put over him.  His head on the pillow and he’s snoring.   Wish I had a camera to get a shot of him.  

I have to run and help Mom get ready for her appointment.  I’ll be back later!

Oh and Jose, I had a thought.  As exciting as it all is right now, just think, a couple of years from now you’ll be thinking, “I have to go that darned place and WORK!”  Enjoy every moment of it now while it’s all new.    ;) :D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:17:57 AM
Shenandoah, continued.

Scott Bakula is a good actor, perhaps better on film than on stage.  His charisma plays better through a lens than it does through the diffusion of a theater.  Plus, his barritone isn't quite rich enough for the part of Charlie Anderson.  Even from just listening to the OCR, I can understand how John Cullum won his Tony for the role.  Bakula isn't there.

Meanwhile, our esteemed BK would do well to take note of an actress named Megan Lewis.  She played the part of daughter Jenny, and has a powerful, spritely singing voice, much in line with Chenowith.  In a show that has so much masculinity going for it, she took one of the two women's roles and made it prominent.  (She has already worked in the recording studio, as part of Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit.)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:18:47 AM
Good Morning, Danise!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 05:20:35 AM
Good morning, dear Larry!

Howdy, Woody!  I've wondered where you've been.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 05:30:12 AM
No more Lactose, EVER!!!

I'm Lactose intolerant.

Tee!  Hee!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:33:40 AM
Shenandoah, third post.

Finally, let me get a word in about the use of unit sets for shows that didn't use them when first produced.

BAD IDEA!

The problem faced at the Ford's is that they don't really have the space for a curtain, so that scenes can be performed in front of said curtain while the set behind is being changed.  The result is that sets must be changed in front of the audience, with some other action being performed as a distraction.  

Through most of Shenandoah, this isn't really a problem.  However, for the conclusion of the show, it's a disaster.

Early in the first act, there is a scene set in the local church.  The Anderson family arrives, late as usual, and takes their seats at the front of the church.  "Boy," the youngest son, is the last to arrive, to the titters of the others in the congregation.

As der Brucer has told me quite often, this scene is repeated at the end of the play, with the Anderson family (or what is left of it) arriving late and taking their seats at the front of the church.  Then Boy arrives, his family unaware of his presence, his father the last to become aware that his kidnapped son has returned at last.  As der B has told me, this is a very strong staging, and key to the success of the play.

The scene before this finale, in the original staging, is done in front of the curtain, while the church set is being put in place.

However, remove the curtain, and there's a problem.  Getting that church on stage takes time, as was clear when it was put on the Ford's stage in Act One.  There's a lot of benches that need to get on that stage, and a lot of people.  This doesn't happen in an instant.  Sadly, when you get to the return to the church in Act Two, there's no time to get that church in place.  Remove that curtain, and setting the stage behind Charlie during his final meditation would distract from that meditiation.  Take the time to set the stage after the meditation, and the timing is blown into the proverbial handbasket.

The solution at the Ford's was to not have Boy's return take place in the church.  He just shows up, and runs into Charlie's arms.  All the oomph of the finale was gone.  

Dammit, the show needed the curtain, or some way of getting the church on stage quickly.

Unit sets for shows written before the unit set craze begain just don't work.  Bleh.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:35:39 AM
I am well, Larry!  And good morning, Dan (the Man)!

I'll try to catch up with what's been going on later.  Right now, I think I want to get back to bed.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 05:38:06 AM
Before I do, I've a request of the DRs:

When you go shopping, particularly in a grocery store, how is that store laid out?  Do you generally find yourself shopping in a clockwise direction around the store, or in a counterclockwise direction?

(I am, of course, assuming that you shop for groceries.  If you don't eat, please ignore this question.)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 05:46:45 AM
TOD:

First word processor:  Ugh!--I remember it well.  It was WordPerfect.  The DOS version.  The blue screen with all the edit characters that you had to sprinkle throughout your document in order to have it print out half decent looking.  I first encountered it one day after classes in college, when a friend recommended I use it on one of the library computers to type up a paper that was due the following day.  I was there for over three hours trying to type and print a simple 500 word paper.  Stupid WordPerfect!

First Video Game System:  While all the world was going crazy for the first Atari home system, I held out and purchased the sleek and ultra modern Atari 5200.  It was the Sony Playstation of its time.  Very cool graphics and sound.  Unfortunately, the controllers always broke down.  The joysticks would become wildly inaccurate and the touchpad buttons would cease to respond.  The Atari replacement controllers were expensive and hard to find.  There were third party controllers that were cheaper, but they lacked the touchpad and they eventually broke down as well.  But aside from those drawbacks, I spent many a happy hour with this system.  It had a great variety of games, plus its versions of the arcade games (Pac-Man, Centipede, Space Invaders) actually resembled the arcade games.  I still have the console and the cartridges.  I should drag it out sometime and give it a spin.  I'm sure I could easily find controllers on eBay.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 05:48:43 AM
'Morning, Woody!

Have you and DerBrucer any plans to see WICKED in Philly?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 05:56:12 AM
Before I do, I've a request of the DRs:

When you go shopping, particularly in a grocery store, how is that store laid out?  Do you generally find yourself shopping in a clockwise direction around the store, or in a counterclockwise direction?

(I am, of course, assuming that you shop for groceries.  If you don't eat, please ignore this question.)

Ya, know, now that you mention it, I realize that most of the supermarkets I've been familiar with have shifted from a counterclockwise layout to a clockwise one.  In fact, I can't think of any markets in the area that are still counterclockwise.  It has to be due to a master marketing strategy.  

Do you have any insider knowledge on this, DR Woody?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 06:01:11 AM
An Adobe Acrobat update (try saying that ten times fast) is informing me that I have to reboot my laptop.  I told it that I'll reboot my machine when I am good and ready, dammit!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 06:06:47 AM
Shall we go to Page Two?

Yes, let's!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 06:07:14 AM
And here we are!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 06:12:56 AM
Page Two Dance:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/WandaDuck/danceGroup.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ben on March 27, 2006, 06:13:35 AM
I am back from Philadelphia (been back since Saturday evening) and I'm all caught up. I will post later about Philly and our fun day.

Congrats to Jose on Lestat!

I found out that my friend with whom I went to Philadelphia has a friend in Lestat. I don't know Dominique Plaisant but she's a good friend of my friend David. Apparently she was in all the workshops and has been with the show since the beginning and I believe she, like DR Jose, is making her Broadway debut! Hooray for Dominque and Jose!!!

I will most likely see the show from the balcony of the Palace since that's where the cheap tickets are located. $30 something dollars if I recall correctly.

Since it's 9:15 and I should be working with Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (they are the parents of Katherine Graham, the long time owner of the Washington Post) I needs must leave for a while.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 06:14:15 AM
Hmmm...  It strikes me as a bit unseemly to be doing a frenzy this early in the morning, let alone on a Monday morning.  

But there it is.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:31:47 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful day here and mcuh warmer today than yesterday or the days before. Still won't get to 70 until later in the week, but we're inching up toward that figure every day.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:33:26 AM
Sorry about being E & T last night, and especially sorry I missed getting to read DR Jose's beautiful descriptions of his first Broadway preview as they were being posted. I honestly had tears in my eyes reading them just now because I could sense his own excitement and sense of wonder at a dream coming to fruition. I'm so thrilled for you, DR Jose!!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:34:37 AM
I managed to keep my eyes open last night for all the shows I watch on TV, but no sooner did I snap off the TV at 11 p.m. than I put my head back in the recliner for a few minutes and was out like a light. When I woke up an hour later, I just dragged myself to bed and fell in.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:35:28 AM
The basketball games on CBS ran long, of course, so I didn't get to see COLD CASE at 8. I watched another ANGEL episode off the DVD set. His son is about to be born, so the tension is palpable.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 06:36:58 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I believe I'll probably be taking a nap sometime this afternoon. ;)  -I just had to get up to move my car - and I'll be moving it back in about an hour.  However, since I'm back on a semi-normal schedule this week, I'm also getting back into my exercise and healthy eating routine.  So, getting up "early" was a good a thing this morning.  And with the weather starting to warm up this week...

:)

*And I have an Opening Night outfit to start looking for in a few weeks.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:39:12 AM
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES had another off and on episode for me. Bree's story of her denied alcoholism makes me very uncomfortable for some reason. Nice to see Lee Tergesen, one of my favorite actors, on board for a few episodes as her AA counselor (and looks like love interest but I'll bet not for long).

I'm liking the Susan and Karl storyline (mainly because I like Richard Burgi so much). Lynette is mired in an office storyline this season that just hasn't cut it with me. The Applewhites continue to be dull as dishwater. I can see blackmail ahead for Gabby and Carlos with this scheming soon-to-be mother.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:40:41 AM
Liked CROSSING JORDAN, too, especially seeing old TV favorites like Janet DuBois and Ken Kerchival in guest star roles.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:44:24 AM
Also finally found time to watch the ladies short programs at the world championships. This is after seeing the long progreams and knowing who won! Still, interesting to see how the finalists got to the positions they eventually landed in.

Sad to see Sasha Cohen and Jhonnie Rochette fall apart in their programs. I wouldn't be surprised if Sasha doesn't retire from amateur skating now. I think she's convinced she won't ever be able to skate two top-flight programs in a major competition in order to win the gold. Even when she won the U.S. Championships this year, she fell on a jump and was helped by her competition also falling.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 06:46:07 AM
I read about director Richard Fleischer's death in this morning's newspaper (he died on Saturday). Very sorry to read this. He made some really wonderful films in his career and approached his job with such directness and a lack of flash. Might have to watch SOYLENT GREEN or DOCTOR DOOLITTLE this week in tribute.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 06:58:11 AM
As for the Topics of the Day...

I can't remember the name of the first Word Processing program I used, but it was a WordPerfect knock-off - all those formatting tags.  And since this was in the days before WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and HTML, I never really knew how it was going to look until I printed it out.  So, I usually ended up printing out whatever I needed a couple of times until I got it right.  -Oh, and, of course, there was that "wonderful" dot matrix printer with the continuous feed paper...

However, the one program I remember using a lot - pre-Word - was AmiPro.  It was WYSIWYG and I used it until it was no longer being updated/manufactured.  I think it eventually got bought by another software manufacturer.

...And I also used one of those TANG consoles when I was working as a clerk at Coast Guard HQ during my college summers.

And as for video games...

I did have Pong.  And, yes, there were those times when my brothers and I would set it up so the ball just kept going back and forth and back and forth and back and forth... Sometimes we would leave it on like that overnight.

;)

Otherwise, I remember an Atari system - Asteroids and QBert.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 07:00:17 AM
Aren't ZOTZ those super-sour hard candies? If so, they definitely have ZING!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 07:22:26 AM
My first word processor went with the Atari 800 XL that was my first computer. The Atari series had a cartridge slot that could be used for programs or games, and the first word processor I had was Atari Write, a word processing cartridge that was surprisingly powerful. You could write using it, and then save the document on the single floppy drive thus not having to swap program discs into the floppy. I used this program for a year or two until I bought a more powerful word processor for the Atari that was on a floppy disc.

Funny that those old word processors did not have spell check or very sophisticated formatting options, but I still thought I had died and gone to heaven once I started using a word processor as opposed to a typewriter on which to write my reviews. When I hear professional writers like Larry McMurtry still use portable typewriters, I am amazed. I know every writer has his own technique and you stick with what works for you, but I have a couple of typewriters sitting around here that will never get used again.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 07:25:11 AM
We had Pong, too, which was my first video game.

Later, when I bought the Atari computer, I swore I'd never use it for anything but word processing and other work related uses. That lasted about a month. Too much fun playing Donkey Kong and other games to give them up!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 07:50:05 AM
We had PONG when I was a child.  My first wordprocessing computer was a  ADAM, then I moved to a Smith-Carona Word Processing typewriter.

I prefer Wordperfect and use Word only under duress (such as at home where we don't have a full Wordperfect package)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 07:51:42 AM
Oh FJL, I don't believe I mentioned, your package went out on Friday too so hopefully you shall have a package waitng for you at home today!!


I hope you are not lactose intolerant as nothing goes with Cookies as well as milk!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 07:52:36 AM
The first gaming computer I bought was a Nintendo which I bought for Vixdad in 87 or 88 when we were first married.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 08:28:24 AM
Monday morning greetings!  DH Richard and I are home after his procedure, which went smoothly and found nothing significant (which is what we wanted).  He's pretty groggy, but awake enough to be eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and watching a DVD (which he set  up himself).  Off to join him and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 08:46:08 AM
~~~Health Vibes~~~~ for Ginny's DH Richard
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 08:46:40 AM
~~~Continued JOB VIBES~~~~ for DR Ginny
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jennifer on March 27, 2006, 08:58:21 AM
Before I do, I've a request of the DRs:

When you go shopping, particularly in a grocery store, how is that store laid out?  Do you generally find yourself shopping in a clockwise direction around the store, or in a counterclockwise direction?

(I am, of course, assuming that you shop for groceries.  If you don't eat, please ignore this question.)

The grocery stores here start with the fruits and veggies down the first side aisle. Then you are supposed to go up and down each aisle, till you get to the last row which has the frozen stuff.  Although the end of the first fruit/veggie aisle also has meat.

There are two i go to the most. One has the fruits/veggies to the left and so you start going clockwise.  But the other one i go to has the fruite/veggies on the right but the aisles are perpendicular (instead of parallel).  But that store also sells pharmacy items/toys/some clothes and more!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jennifer on March 27, 2006, 08:59:35 AM
DR Jose I also enjoyed your Opening Night (first preview) stories.  And I actually had tears at the part where you came out the stage door and found your friend standing with chocolate and champagne.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:03:37 AM
Memory Lapse Department

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WASHINGTON - Commuters racing to catch the train typically forget things in the car — keys, wallets, briefcases. But a baby daughter?

That’s what happened Thursday just north of Washington, police say.

“Dad forgot baby was in the car, parked the car, got on the Metro,” said Lucille Baur, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department.


“I don’t know exactly when he got the memory flash, but he was in D.C. when it was the horrible defining moment, ‘Oh, my goodness, I think I’ve left my child back in my car,”’ Baur said.

At that point, she said, Jonathan Sander got off the southbound train and onto a northbound one, returning to the Shady Grove Metrorail station about 12 miles north of Washington.

By that time, other commuters had noticed the 7 1/2-month-old girl in the back seat of the car, firefighters had opened the locked door and the child had been taken to a hospital as a precaution.

She was reunited there with her mother.

“Child Protective Services was comfortable with releasing the child back to the mom,” said Baur. “We all believe that the child was not intentionally left in the car.”

Sander, described as “terrified, embarrassed,” was charged with leaving a child under 8 unattended in a car or building. He could face a fine of up to $500 and 30 days in jail.




Not quite as bad a the guy we had here on Long Island 20 years or so ago who put the baby inits carseat on the roof of the car, while putting other stuff in the car, then got in the car and drove off leaving the baby on the roof.... the baby in its car seat was found unharmed by the side of the road

Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:06:30 AM
Oh and for Woody, I start at produce which is as soon as I enter the store on the right and work my way to dairy, the far left aisle.  However the frozen foods are dead center, so I then walk across the back from left to right stopping at meat against the back wall and then up the frozen aisle to the registers

Does that help?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:10:07 AM
Not Dressed For Success


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MONTEREY, Calif. - Authorities said a thief’s getaway plan was foiled when the stockings he was wearing got caught in a car door.

An unshaven man wearing a black evening gown, fishnet stockings, calf-high boots and a black wig robbed a USA Gas station earlier this week, police alleged.

The armed man stuffed $290 in cash into an ensemble-matching black purse.

“I’ve been with the department for 22 years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of this happening anywhere here,” Lt. Phil Penko said.

About 35 minutes after Monday’s robbery, Officer Chad Ventimiglia spotted a black Saab with fishnet pantyhose hanging from the front driver’s-side door, dragging on the ground, investigators said.

The car was pulled over and Michael Leslie Clouse, 26, was arrested and booked for investigation of armed robbery.

A plastic replica handgun was found inside his purse, Penko said.

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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:12:59 AM
Help Wanted: Security

Quote
TAMPA, Fla. - A man is behind bars in Tampa after allegedly asking two uniformed officers to test a crack pipe.

Police say the man doubted whether he was being sold actual crack cocaine, so he approached the officers and asked them to test his pipe so he could be sure.

Turned out it was the real thing. Authorities say the man was arrested after the residue in his pipe tested positive for crack cocaine.

He's listed in jail records as a security worker at MacDill Air Force Base.

Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Maria on March 27, 2006, 09:13:03 AM
**Health Vibes*** to Ginny's DH!

TOD - The Xerox Memory Writer was my first word processing system. (Xerox adapted the daisywheel printer to a typewriter. For several years Xerox outsold IBM. The Memorywriter was quieter, cheaper and easier to use.) I thought it was just SO great. Loved it. As did my DXH (Dear EX-Husband) who was then just my DH. He was a producer in the CBC Drama Department at the time and convinced the whole department to switch over to this fancy state-of-the-art device. We're talking a government subsidized network here. Canadian government, at that. And they agreed!

As for games, I have no memory. DD (Dear Daughter) loved Nintendo and we had all that stuff. Before she came along, DSS (Dear Step-Son, son of DXH) played all the games -- and we bought him everything! As I recall, these game systems were mighty expensive. Kept the boy busy, though. He now lives in Taiwan and is probably still playing. The End.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 09:15:10 AM
TOD:

First word processor:  Ugh!--I remember it well.  It was WordPerfect.  The DOS version.  The blue screen with all the edit characters that you had to sprinkle throughout your document in order to have it print out half decent looking.  I first encountered it one day after classes in college, when a friend recommended I use it on one of the library computers to type up a paper that was due the following day.  I was there for over three hours trying to type and print a simple 500 word paper.  Stupid WordPerfect!

First Video Game System:  While all the world was going crazy for the first Atari home system, I held out and purchased the sleek and ultra modern Atari 5200.  It was the Sony Playstation of its time.  Very cool graphics and sound.  Unfortunately, the controllers always broke down.  The joysticks would become wildly inaccurate and the touchpad buttons would cease to respond.  The Atari replacement controllers were expensive and hard to find.  There were third party controllers that were cheaper, but they lacked the touchpad and they eventually broke down as well.  But aside from those drawbacks, I spent many a happy hour with this system.  It had a great variety of games, plus its versions of the arcade games (Pac-Man, Centipede, Space Invaders) actually resembled the arcade games.  I still have the console and the cartridges.  I should drag it out sometime and give it a spin.  I'm sure I could easily find controllers on eBay.

Yes, I also used Word Perfect adn I hated it!!

Atari was fun. Check out the links I posted earlier DTM...
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:16:09 AM
Monday morning greetings!  DH Richard and I are home after his procedure, which went smoothly and found nothing significant (which is what we wanted).  He's pretty groggy, but awake enough to be eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and watching a DVD (which he set  up himself).  Off to join him and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

I'm so glad that everything went ok for you and DH Richard, DR Ginny.  Nothing like a good report to brighten up your day.  :)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 09:16:48 AM
Good morning all!


Oh, and I do know about “Puke and Snot”.  Has anyone here heard of “Empty Hats”?  They are also musicians/singers that I make a point to go and hear every year.



I am not familiar with them Danise.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 09:16:53 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

I think my first word processing thing was an IBM Selectric typewriter with some sort of built-in program.  Does that sound familiar?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 09:17:54 AM
JoseSPiano...at work:
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 09:18:38 AM
He's to the left of the French horn player above....and below is an unobstructed (he's on the far-r-r-r left in the back) view:
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:20:02 AM
I received:

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=30]COOKIES[/size][/glow][/move]
in the mail today!

Thank you, Vixmom!!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 09:21:42 AM
Good JOb vibes to DR Ginny!!

Good health vibes to Ginny's DH, Richard!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:21:52 AM
Whew!  Such great Broadway first night stories.  Thanks for sharing DRJOSE.

DRVIXMOM I loved the stories and the pics from CON!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:22:45 AM
And the HOSAY pics from DRRLP.

DR JOSE....do you pronounce the "s" in your name with the Z sound or the S sound?  Which is correct?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:23:11 AM
DRGINNY - having those letters in the file couldn't hurt!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 09:23:59 AM
It was fun to watch the journey of Lestat. Jose was working very hard and I suspect it went beautifully. Good Job Jose!!

Thanks for capping it RLP!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:26:17 AM
I bought PONG for my three little brothers in 1976 or so.  I thought it was the ultimate home item....and thought I was living in 2001 - at LEAST!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:26:53 AM
My first word processor was part of something called GEOS.  That stood for Graphic Environmental Operating System and was very much like Windows is today.  It ran on the old Commodore 64’s .  

It also had an "Excel", "Calandar", "Database" program along with some others that I can't quite remember right now.  It worked pretty good as I recall.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:30:42 AM
We also had "Pong".  Heck, I remember my old TRS80 that had 4k of memory that I upgraded to a screaming 16k.  LOL.  

Those computers didn't have a hard drive.  If you wanted to use a program, you had to load it using a casette player.  It could take a half hour or more and as soon as you shut the computer off, you had to reload everything you wanted.  Ahhh, those were the days.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 09:31:30 AM
The grocery store layout where I shop here is exactly the same as DR Jennifer described. I don't shop in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. I keep a running list of things I'm out of or need to purchase, and I head for those things specifically. I don't walk up and down all the aisles.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 09:34:17 AM
Thanks for those pics of DR Jose hard at work. Priceless.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 09:34:47 AM
Hope recovery goes very well for your DH, DR Ginny.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:35:11 AM
I remember when AOL was only for the C64's and was called Q-link.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:36:46 AM
My first word processing software was on my first computer - the Tandy 1000X.  I loved that computer - with it's HUGE 13" monitor, little square keyboard, dot matrix printer, AND 5 1/4" floppy disks.  Again I thought I was living in 2001!!!

I use Microsoft Works now and it's pretty good.  Much more sophisticated of course.

But with OFFICE MATE you could address envelopes, make labels, make a mailing list database, all kinds of neat stuff in addition to formatting pages for writing plays or lists or menus or anything.  Yup I liked OFFICE MATE...but as the changeover to IBM and IBM Compatibles happened and all of my friends needed THOSE programs so we could email documents, etc....I had to give up my Tandy.

We were doing THE KING AND I, so I loaded up the computer and printer and all the software and books and cords and cables and monitor....hooked it up in the lobby of the theatre during a rehearsal and put a note on it....FREE....SEE JACK...

And before the end of the night it was on its way to a new home where NO COMPUTER had gone before.  My only stipulation was - keep it until you get a new one - and then do the same thing.  Probably in the trash by now.....but it was a nice computer....

Now I must grieve for my Tandy....
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 09:36:51 AM
I remember my first modem for my Atari 800XL. It was a 300 baud modem, and though that was slow even for its day, everything was text-based so it wasn't too bad. When I upgraded to a 600 baud and later a 1200 baud, I thought I had the fastest computer set-up EVER!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 09:37:44 AM
And the HOSAY pics from DRRLP.

DR JOSE....do you pronounce the "s" in your name with the Z sound or the S sound?  Which is correct?

That reminds me of a joke that doesn't translate well when written out:

A fireman announces to his fellow firefighters that his wife has just given birth to twins--a boy and a girl.

"What did you name the boy?",  his chief asked.

"Jose!",  the new dad replied.

"And what do you call the girl?"

"Hose B!"

It's funnier if you tell it out loud.

"
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:38:29 AM
I never noticed what direction the grocery store is set up.  I think the meat is always in the back, the produce is to my right when I go in and the frozen/dairy/deli is to my left.  The rest of the store is all the can/boxed goods.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:40:22 AM
Best job vibes to DR Ginny!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 09:42:38 AM
...in a similar vein...

A fruit vendor is happy as a lark.  He tells all his customers that his sister has just given birth to twins--a girl and a boy.

"Heya, Joe--what do you call the girl?", one customer asks.

"Denise!", Joe replies.

"And what do you call the boy?"

"De nephew!"
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 09:45:11 AM
No matter how your supermarket is laid out, you will always have to travel to the furthest corner from the entrance to find milk.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:45:15 AM
So whatcha been up to Danise? Parachuting? Trampoline acrobatics? Hanggliding?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 09:46:10 AM
Vixmom - Skip says there's a slip for a parcel in the mailroom, which will be open again after 4 pm.  I'm hoping it's the cookies.  We got extra skim milk yesterday in anticipation of the cookies' arrival.  I understand that when you eat cookies with skim milk, it does something to the calories.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:47:25 AM
No matter how your supermarket is laid out, you will always have to travel to the furthest corner from the entrance to find milk.

Not in my new and improved Waldbaums!!!  They have put in a "convenience  fridge" right in the front just for milk!!!


Of course if you want SKIM  (which we use) you have to travel to the furthest corner from the entrance.......
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:47:58 AM
DR JRand, we think we're living now but who know what computers will be like in a few years.

Wouldn't it be great to sign on to the board and instead of having to type everything it will be like a holo Environment.  It would be like walking into a living room and whoever is online at the time will be there.  You'd be able to see and talk to each person instead of type to them.  Wouldn't that be cool?  

Of course, it is nice to be able to go back and read the posts from before when you weren't signed on.   Hummm, maybe  they could come up with a Tivo type thing  so you could rewind the room back to see what happened there before you arrived.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 09:49:01 AM
I don't walk up and down all the aisles.


Oh!  That's the FUN part....you never know what new products might be on the shelves...or what unbelievable BARGAINS you might find on items they stocked and didn't sell...especially around the holidays.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 09:49:23 AM
Golly!  I started page 4!

That calls for a happy 7 Brides for 7 Brothers  "How-Do" from the Pontipee boys to Millie, their new sister-in-law!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:50:05 AM
So whatcha been up to Danise? Parachuting? Trampoline acrobatics? Hanggliding?

Awww you know me, nothing so tame.   ;)

I've been trying to be good.  Just doing laundry and house work for the most part.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 09:50:46 AM
Dan - That's an interesting observation about where the milk generally is in the grocery store.  That's true of both large grocery stores that I've sort-of frequented.  I wonder if it's because that stuff has to be replaced often, so thye keep it close to the storeroom.  Or - more cynically - if it's that they want you to walk through the whole rest of the store to get to that stuff and buy more stuff impulsively.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 09:51:22 AM
It's time to play "Trash Or Not Trash"

This weekend I was cleaning out a closet and I came across a box that contained a large number of the long boxes that CDs used to be sold in.  Now, a lot of them I can see getting rid of right away--the initial Beatles CD releases and other pop/rock recordings.  But the majority of them are from cast recordings and are pretty nice representations of the poster artwork.  Not sure what I would do with them, though, or if they are of any value whatsoever.

So my question to y'all is, Trash, or Not Trash?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 09:52:30 AM
Thanks for the cool pictures of DR Jose, DR Ron Pulliam.  You must have a screen shot program.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:53:54 AM
Vixmom - Skip says there's a slip for a parcel in the mailroom, which will be open again after 4 pm.  I'm hoping it's the cookies.  We got extra skim milk yesterday in anticipation of the cookies' arrival.  I understand that when you eat cookies with skim milk, it does something to the calories.

Wwhy yes, I believe it is the same number of calories however, they then become a NEGATIVE number thereby causing you to burn more and more calories the more you eat, I believe a similar principal applies if you stand up while eating them.


I am sure that DR WFO can supply you with the full calculation  but its something along the lines of  


-(X)2+ -(Y)3=-5 lbs

 :D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 09:57:58 AM
It's time to play "Trash Or Not Trash"

This weekend I was cleaning out a closet and I came across a box that contained a large number of the long boxes that CDs used to be sold in.  Now, a lot of them I can see getting rid of right away--the initial Beatles CD releases and other pop/rock recordings.  But the majority of them are from cast recordings and are pretty nice representations of the poster artwork.  Not sure what I would do with them, though, or if they are of any value whatsoever.

So my question to y'all is, Trash, or Not Trash?

Not Trash, if you can see value in the possibility of the following:

Take them to a shop, or confer with a talented friend, on creating a piece of artwork with them....something dramatic with matting...something that would look splendiferous on a wall.

Not Trash, if you can see value in offering them on EBay for someone who might see value in something like I suggested above...or something better.

Or, maybe someone here would take them off your hands if you didn't want to do anything with them.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 09:58:10 AM
DR JRand, we think we're living now but who know what computers will be like in a few years.

Wouldn't it be great to sign on to the board and instead of having to type everything it will be like a holo Environment.  It would be like walking into a living room and whoever is online at the time will be there.  You'd be able to see and talk to each person instead of type to them.  Wouldn't that be cool?  




But then I would have to get dressed before I turn on the computer.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:59:02 AM
It's time to play "Trash Or Not Trash"

This weekend I was cleaning out a closet and I came across a box that contained a large number of the long boxes that CDs used to be sold in.  Now, a lot of them I can see getting rid of right away--the initial Beatles CD releases and other pop/rock recordings.  But the majority of them are from cast recordings and are pretty nice representations of the poster artwork.  Not sure what I would do with them, though, or if they are of any value whatsoever.

So my question to y'all is, Trash, or Not Trash?

I'm not sure are you talking about cases or the cardboard box the case is held in? If it's the former I'd keep 'em if the latter I'd trash 'em.














Oh who am I kidding.... I never throw anything out!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 09:59:54 AM
But then I would have to get dressed before I turn on the computer.
not necessarily ;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 10:13:22 AM
Thanks to everyone for the vibes for my DH.  He seems to be in better shape than I am right now, because he had a nice, drug-induced nap this morning while I had to listen to Regis and Kathy Lee screeching from the TV in the waiting room.  Why do hospitals and doctor's offices think we need that kind of "entertainment"?  Richard will probably crash later.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 10:14:48 AM
Not Trash, if you can see value in the possibility of the following:

Take them to a shop, or confer with a talented friend, on creating a piece of artwork with them....something dramatic with matting...something that would look splendiferous on a wall.

I really like that idea, DR Ron.  I once saw someone do something similar with clippings of the Hirschfeld mini sketches in the Friday Times.  And the mixture of new and old shows and the variety of colors should produce something very eye-catching.  Thank you for suggestion, sir!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 10:15:37 AM
Thanks for the cool pictures of DR Jose, DR Ron Pulliam.  You must have a screen shot program.  

The blog video allowed me to pause the picture AND do a printscreen capture...which I copied over to an Adobe Photoshop blank page and then saved as a jpeg.

I had no idea it would work....but I WANTED it to so badly that it did.

It must be the power of positive vibes that currently surround Jose in a warm, thick blanket of love and good wishes!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 10:18:49 AM
But then I would have to get dressed before I turn on the computer.

Well, we could also dream up a program that would allow us to dress "others" any way we see fit...so...we could see you in a pinafore or a jumpsuit...or spandex.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 10:19:01 AM
But then I would have to get dressed before I turn on the computer.

Hummmm.  Virtural clothes?  8)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 10:19:46 AM
I really like that idea, DR Ron.  I once saw someone do something similar with clippings of the Hirschfeld mini sketches in the Friday Times.  And the mixture of new and old shows and the variety of colors should produce something very eye-catching.  Thank you for suggestion, sir!

You are most welcome....
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 10:20:06 AM
The blog video allowed me to pause the picture AND do a printscreen capture...which I copied over to an Adobe Photoshop blank page and then saved as a jpeg.

I had no idea it would work....but I WANTED it to so badly that it did.

It must be the power of positive vibes that currently surround Jose in a warm, thick blanket of love and good wishes!!!

Well, I downloaded the pictures you did to keep for myself and to share.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 10:21:34 AM
I'm not sure are you talking about cases or the cardboard box the case is held in? If it's the former I'd keep 'em if the latter I'd trash 'em.
Oh who am I kidding.... I never throw anything out!

I'm talkin' 'bout the cardboard boxes they used to come in.  And Sister, I don't throw anything out either!  Someday DR Laura is going to have to come and clean up my hoarder's paradise.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 10:26:41 AM
I'm not sure are you talking about cases or the cardboard box the case is held in? If it's the former I'd keep 'em if the latter I'd trash 'em.
Oh who am I kidding.... I never throw anything out!

In the early days of CDs, they manufacturers considered the difficulties stores would have displaying record albums alongside CDs....allowing them to share shelf space in a store.

To facilitate the presentation of CDs, the "long box" was created to fit the deep bins LPs were displayed in.  Many (most?) CD manufacturers packaged their product in hideous, nearly impossible-to-open-without-injuring-yourself plastic long boxes.  Others did cardboard longboxes, many of which featured cover art....sort of like a slenderized version of an LP cover.  Many of them were gorgeous.

When it was clear LPs were a thing of the past, store owners upgraded their shelving.  The longboxes -- much-hated by most consumers (even the artistic cardboard ones) were phased out.  They were never designed to store the CD,  and you had the dilemma of either throwing them away, which pained me, or saving them, which is also a pain.

Dan (the Man) obviously retained some beautiful cardboard long boxes with poster-quality art on them for the cast albums.  You can't find these today...ANYWHERE.  So...it's probably best not to trash something like that because SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will want it, admire it, value it...and LUST after it.

It's even better to make something practical out of it...like a piece of art...and make your friends PEA-GREEN with envy!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 10:27:40 AM
not necessarily ;)

For you sake, and the Vixter's sake, oh yes I would!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:30:25 AM
DR DtM - my idea would be something like DR RLP has suggested.  I have a few of the Long Boxes too because the art is so much fun!

Virtual clothes....DR DANISE - I like it!  That's my new philosophy!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jed on March 27, 2006, 10:31:20 AM
For you sake, and the Vixter's sake, oh yes I would!

Unending thanks, Dad.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:31:24 AM
And there is also the little German girl named Alice....because she was the eighth child and when she was born her father said: "Das is alles...."
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:32:01 AM
DR JED have you seen your twin brother on the Subway Shoppe commercial yet?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 10:32:29 AM
Well, we could also dream up a program that would allow us to dress "others" any way we see fit...so...we could see you in a pinafore or a jumpsuit...or spandex.


Ron, do you realize how many Spands would have to die, just for one outfit?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 10:33:11 AM
Quote
Hello.  My name is Jose.  And I am a Broadway Pit Musician.

 :D CONGRATULATIONS!!!  

Wish I could have been there for your opening night.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 10:34:36 AM
Ron, do you realize how many Spands would have to die, just for one outfit?

Gimmeabreak!  You're fit as a fiddle!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:34:36 AM
DR DtM - my idea would be something like DR RLP has suggested.  I have a few of the Long Boxes too because the art is so much fun!

Virtual clothes....DR DANISE - I like it!  That's my new philosophy!

Can I get a virtual body, redesigned to my specifications please?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 10:34:42 AM
Unending thanks, Dad.


You are in the same boat, my son!  And it is a freighter.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:35:47 AM
How are you feeling Jane?  I finally caught up today and found you had been feeling poorly...  I hope you are all better now.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 10:35:56 AM
Gimmeabreak!  You're fit as a fiddle!



A bass.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:36:49 AM
A bass.
You're a fish?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TCB on March 27, 2006, 10:37:54 AM
You're a fish?


Why yes, yes I am.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 10:39:41 AM
From CharlesPogue:
Quote
Jane, watned to respond to your question a few days ago about how Tewkes reacts to the deer.  Most of the time, he so busy with his nose on the ground, sniffing out their spoor, he doesn't notices them half the time when their 20 feet away staring at him.  Of course, when he does spy them, he gets excited; variously just staring at them with fixed intensity and whining.  When they move he does bark and strain at the leash, wanting to run with.  Given his white plume of a tail, he thinks he, too, is a white-tailed buck.  Of course, the other day, when 15 crossed our path, he couldn't help but notice them.

Thanks for the taking me along on a visual tour of Tewkes  walk-so cute. ;D



Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 10:41:46 AM
Can I get a virtual body, redesigned to my specifications please?

Of course.  That would be in keeping with those who wish to keep their ID a secret.  :D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:42:51 AM
As I watched BRIEF ENCOUNTER this weekend on TCM, I remembered that Wendy Wasserstein said in a couple of interviews that it was her favorite movie......
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Post by: Danise on March 27, 2006, 10:43:13 AM
Hi Jane.  Are you feeling better?  I sure hope so!
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Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 10:43:35 AM
GOOD JOB VIBES TO GINNY!
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:44:28 AM
Tonight on TCM at 11 pm EST (or so) is Miss Jeanette MacDonald in SMILIN' THROUGH - which is one of my very favorites of all her films.  In beautiful color, co-starring with her husband Gene Raymond....

Norma Shearer did an early talkie version of the story which is also very good....but Jeanette is terrific in a lovely dual role...

Make sure you have a hanky ready!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:46:01 AM
Did I mention that I love the movie SMILIN' THROUGH?

Don't miss it - if you've never seen it...unless of course you don't like Jeanette MacDonald or Brian Aherne or romantic-tragic stories....
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:47:10 AM
Sorry to hear about the untruth, DR MR BK.  It is always puzzling ...
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Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 10:48:04 AM

Vixmom, great photos of you and the Vixter.

Vixmom and Danise, thanks for asking.  I feel less fatigued, otherwise about the same.  I really need more energy this week, there is much still to do before company arrives on Friday and our guest bathroom is gutted on Monday.  
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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:49:19 AM
~~~~~Energy Vibes~~~~ for Jane
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:49:30 AM
Our grocery store has been completely re-arranged and so the trip today was a bit of a trial.  I like the new layout (milk of course still in the back) - but nice new showcases and shelves....

Also found some nice I CHING coin shadow boxes at the Dollar Store - very interesting.  They had eleven of twelve left, so I bought them all, because I am sure that we can sell them for $2 or so at the World of Wisdom.  Very nice......
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 10:50:07 AM
Energy VIBES for DR JANE!
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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:50:30 AM
Of course.  That would be in keeping with those who wish to keep their ID a secret.  :D

likewise their weight, age and grey hair count!!!  ;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 10:55:04 AM
Vixmom and JRand, thanks.  I'll take those vibes and get some cleaning done around here (I have already washed three loads of laundry).
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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 10:58:35 AM

Also found some nice I CHING coin shadow boxes at the Dollar Store - very interesting.  They had eleven of twelve left, so I bought them all, because I am sure that we can sell them for $2 or so at the World of Wisdom.  Very nice......

I have no idea what this is....
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 11:00:04 AM
Did I mention that I love the movie SMILIN' THROUGH?

Don't miss it - if you've never seen it...unless of course you don't like Jeanette MacDonald or Brian Aherne or romantic-tragic stories....

The source of the Youman's flop THROUGH THE YEARS!  Great score, though.
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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 11:04:12 AM
Hello elmore!! I hope your cookies were unbroken
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Post by: Ben on March 27, 2006, 11:05:58 AM
From JR and Larry

Jack: Did I mention that I love the movie SMILIN' THROUGH?

Don't miss it - if you've never seen it...unless of course you don't like Jeanette MacDonald or Brian Aherne or romantic-tragic stories....


Larry: The source of the Youman's flop THROUGH THE YEARS!  Great score, though.

And we took the PS Classics Studio Recording Through the Years out of the Lincoln Center Library. It will soon enter our collection of CDs. Not that we will be keeping it and not returning it to the Library you understand. We have every intention of returning it.

Through the Years (http://www.psclassics.com/cd_youmans.html).

The recording stars many of our favorites including the lovely  Brent Barrett.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 11:07:00 AM
Hello elmore!! I hope your cookies were unbroken

Most in the two boxes I've opened were fine.  Tasty too!
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 11:07:29 AM
OMG - thanks to DRs ELMORE &
FJL
....I didn't know that the show had been musicalized....
  DR BEN....I mean...   :-[
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 11:12:57 AM
DR VIXMOM you can find out ALL you need to know and then some about I CHING - here.   8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 11:17:52 AM
About half-way through the addressing of packages - have to go out and buy more shipping supplies shortly, and then I shall finish, after which I'll take a break, then do some writing.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 11:19:55 AM
Just ordered THROUGH THE YEARS....the song titles bring a tear to my eye....and I don't think I have ever heard this music!

I love HHW!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 11:23:25 AM
About half-way through the addressing of packages - have to go out and buy more shipping supplies shortly, and then I shall finish, after which I'll take a break, then do some writing.

Where is that software that will do that for you?  ???
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jennifer on March 27, 2006, 11:30:45 AM
DR Ginny, hope your husband feels better.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:40:26 AM
I remember when AOL was only for the C64's and was called Q-link.  

I vaguely remember reading about that...

Prodigy Classic was the first Internet provider I had... IT was a dos-based message board and the web browser was miserable
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 11:41:33 AM
Just ordered THROUGH THE YEARS....the song titles bring a tear to my eye....and I don't think I have ever heard this music!

I love HHW!!!

DRJRand55, the song "You're Everywhere" is one of my favorites.  Judy Kaye used to sing it, and it's got a great sentiment.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 27, 2006, 11:45:18 AM
Have never played video games.  I have enough ways of wasting time.  First word processor was Wordperfect, DOS.  Before that, electric type writers.

The first partay at the Pogue's Kentucky place last night was a rousing success, echoing our LA partay's.  The most frequent compliment about the place was the one we always cherish:  warm and inviting.  A good crowd and good fun.  

Today, The Lovely Wife and I intend to veg and catch up on our movie-watching, renting Capote and some of the other recent releases we missed in the theatres.

It's a gorgeous day, supposed to hit seventy later this week.  Spring is finally here and baseball starts next week.  I may go to Opening Day of Lexington Legends, the local minor league team, next week.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:49:33 AM
It's time to play "Trash Or Not Trash"

This weekend I was cleaning out a closet and I came across a box that contained a large number of the long boxes that CDs used to be sold in.  Now, a lot of them I can see getting rid of right away--the initial Beatles CD releases and other pop/rock recordings.  But the majority of them are from cast recordings and are pretty nice representations of the poster artwork.  Not sure what I would do with them, though, or if they are of any value whatsoever.

So my question to y'all is, Trash, or Not Trash?

See if a library would want them or someplace of that nature...
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 11:50:26 AM
I CHING THE BODY ELECTRIC - that's the title of my next...oh, never mind.

:)
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Post by: Rodzinski on March 27, 2006, 11:52:33 AM
In college somebody gave me a BROTHER word processor. Thing took forever to type your document out for you.

When everyone had Atari or even Intellivision, my parents got us a system made by Magnavox called Odyssey II. It had fun games that were total ripoffs of better-known games, but sometimes with novel twists. "KC Munchkin" was their Pac-Man, only the dots moved, and you had to chase them around while the ghosts were chasing you. Eventually, Atari sued, and no more games came out at all.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:53:38 AM
Can I get a virtual body, redesigned to my specifications please?

If you find a body redesigner, let me know please!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Maria on March 27, 2006, 11:55:56 AM
And a HHW Happy Birthday to Caesar Chavez! ...I know it's the day to celebrate the late Mr. Chavez's birth because I just went to the library to pick up a book I needed and discovered it was closed "In Honor of the Birthday of Caesar Chavez." Who knew? (I guess my first clue should have been that the library would not answer the phone when I called about the book. I figured they just weren't answering because they're so understaffed. Which they certainly are.)

Viewing Alert: Tonight on PBS - a docu on Eugene O'Neill which sounds wonderful.
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Post by: Jed on March 27, 2006, 12:20:39 PM
Our library is also closed today... in honor of being open Tuesday through Saturday.
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Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 12:20:51 PM
TOD - Learning to use a 512K Mac for word processing was one of my first tasks when I free-lanced while a stay-at-home mom in the mid-1980's.  DH Richard was writing his doctoral dissertation on it and taught me to use it for a grant proposal for our local international festival.  Can't remember the name of the program and I can't ask my DH because, as I predicted, he's out cold.  IIRC, it worked in a similar fashion to succeeding WP programs - ClarisWorks, AppleWorks, MS Word.  It was especially useful when I was producing worksheets for students and could create the student copies and my answer keys simultaneously.

No TV-centered video games in our household (how'd that happen with a kid born in 1985? - it's a mystery).  DS Rob did play a few games on the computer - can't remember the names of those, either.  Geez, you'd think I'd had an anesthetic this morning  ::)  I got pretty adicted to Solitaire on my old iMac, so when I bought my new eMac 2 years ago I asked DS Rob NOT to install it on this machine.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:25:50 PM
On DR RODZINSKI I remember the Magnavox Odyssey Games!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:26:12 PM
DR JED....you didn't answer my question.
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Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 12:30:28 PM
CP, warm and inviting, is indeed a nice compliment.  Glad your party was a success.

When we first moved to Ashland we attended a minor league game in Medford.  Craig, our big sports fan, went with us (I should say we went with him).  It was interesting. ;D  Alas the team moved away before we could go again.
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Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 12:35:09 PM
RE minor league baseball:  

About 3 blocks from the library where I work is FifthThird Field, home of the

Dayton Dragons (http://www.daytondragons.com).
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 12:35:59 PM
Our new oven makes one loud popping noise as it heats up.  Apparently this is common and the cure is to run the self cleaning function several times.  Always unpleasant is the first time the self cleaning function is used on a new oven.  Thank goodness we are having a nice day so I could open some windows, it’s smoking in here and my eyes are burning.  

Only three more hours before the process is completed. :'(

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 12:39:08 PM
In college somebody gave me a BROTHER word processor. Thing took forever to type your document out for you.



You had a computer that typed documents FOR you?

Where can I find this wonderful invention?

:D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 12:39:54 PM
Our new oven makes one loud popping noise as it heats up.  Apparently this is common and the cure is to run the self cleaning function several times.  Always unpleasant is the first time the self cleaning function is used on a new oven.  Thank goodness we are having a nice day so I could open some windows, it’s smoking in here and my eyes are burning.  

Only three more hours before the process is completed. :'(

DR Jane - just keep reminding yourself what it was like to clean an oven before we had self-cleaning ones!  Once in auditions or early rehearsals for a play that DR Elmore was directing, he had us do individual pantomimes of a household chore.  I did "cleaning the oven" and nobody got it - either I wasn't convincing or very few of the other actors had ever cleaned an oven.  Or both.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 12:40:39 PM
Our new oven makes one loud popping noise as it heats up.  Apparently this is common and the cure is to run the self cleaning function several times.  


Hey, that's how I am in the morning when I get out of bed...only it's one loud popping noise and then a few smaller noises...until I get warmed up and in the swing of things.

My cure is to start my daily ablutions and hope for the best!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 12:45:09 PM
Good Afternoon!

Is it still considered a nap if it lasts more than one hour?  More than two hours?  Almost three hours?

;)

In any case....


Ahhhh...:)
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:46:54 PM
Hop on pop.
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:47:30 PM
Good Afternoon!

Is it still considered a nap if it lasts more than one hour?  More than two hours?  Almost three hours?

;)

In any case....


Ahhhh...:)

I think that's a siesta!  8)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 12:49:00 PM
DR Ron Pulliam - Thanks for the screen captures.  It's kind of interesting just how far back and "small" I look since the room we were in was really not that big.  What's even harder to believe, however, is that it's only been a week and a half since that footage was shot.  Seems like it was at least two if not three weeks ago.  But I guess that's a good thing.  We've come a long way since then.
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:52:25 PM
You and Virginia Slims.   8)
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Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 12:53:17 PM
DRJRand55, the song "You're Everywhere" is one of my favorites.  Judy Kaye used to sing it, and it's got a great sentiment.

Thanks DRELMORE....I am looking forward to it.  :'(
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 12:59:40 PM
As for grocery stores...

The Dairy Case are usually at the back of the store since that's where the store room is located.  However, as DR vixmom noted, some stores now have "convenience cases" up front with milk, eggs, orange juice, etc. in them.

As for the whole clock-wise, counter-clock-wise issue... Either direction works for me.  I've seen stores in the same chain have locations arranged either way.

When I shop, I do the dry goods first, then the frozen stuff, then the fridge case - I don't want the cold stuff to get un-cold.  I've seen some stores where the meat department is right up front, and I always get a little worried for the shoppers who put their roasts and chickens in the bottom of their carts, and then proceed to walk around to finish their shopping.  -For the next 30 minutes... hour... more...

I will sometimes scout out the meat department when I get in to check out the specials, but meat and eggs are usually the last things in my cart before I head to the checkout.
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Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 01:04:15 PM
Hey, that's how I am in the morning when I get out of bed...only it's one loud popping noise and then a few smaller noises...until I get warmed up and in the swing of things.

My cure is to start my daily ablutions and hope for the best!

 ;D  I suddenly had an image of you as 'My Mother The Car"



Now THERE'S a TV classic!! They don't make 'em like that anymore!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 01:06:19 PM
Jose,  on opening nights on Broadway, do all the actors autograph  Playbills for each other? (or is that totally uncool?)



Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: MBarnum on March 27, 2006, 01:07:02 PM



I will sometimes scout out the meat department when I get in to check out the specials,

Hmmm...Elmoore told me you did that, but I never believed him  8)
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Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 01:08:29 PM
Ginny and Ron-LOL
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 01:09:44 PM
Hmmm...Elmoore told me you did that, but I never believed him  8)

There are some places you don't want to go with our DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:10:32 PM
OH!

One neat thing about my first Broadway performance Saturday night...  Since I'm on the seventh floor, I don't have to dress up for work, I don't have to put on my "dress blacks".  However, I did want to wear something special that night.

When I was brought in last October to play the first week of rehearsals, the producer, Warner Brothers, gave out first day of rehearsal t-shirts - they had the Lestat artwork on the front, and the WB logo on the left sleeve along with "First Rehearsal, 10-31-2005".  For some unknown reason, they had a ton of Mediums, a bunch of Larges, a few X-Larges, and maybe two XX-Larges.  I was hoping to snag an XL, but there were none left by the time I got to the table.  So, I grabbed a Large - well, actually, I grabbed a couple of them (ssssshhh).  Alas, the t-shirt sizes were running on the small side - even some of the "medium" people ended up getting a "large" since they fit better.  Well...  At least it would make a nice souvenir.  Fast forward five months later...

Since I had lost some weight over the past couple of months, I decided to try the t-shirt on.  And it fit perfectly.  And that's what I wore for my opening night.  -With shoes, socks, underwear, jeans and a jacket too.  The t-shirt alone would have been most unseemly.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:13:31 PM
Jose,  on opening nights on Broadway, do all the actors autograph  Playbills for each other? (or is that totally uncool?)





Yes.  There's usually a Playbill and/or poster by the Sign-In board with a Post-It on it, "Please sign for me".  Others will go around and get their stuff signed throughout the run.  -That's what I will be doing.

*You'd be amazed at some of the memorabilia that actors have in their collections.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:14:33 PM
There are some places you don't want to go with our DR Jose!

But I'm just following the map and directions you gave me, DR elmore!

;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Rodzinski on March 27, 2006, 01:23:19 PM
You had a computer that typed documents FOR you?

Where can I find this wonderful invention?

:D

Ha! Well, not quite like that. You typed and viewed what you typed on a monitor. When you were done and hit print, it began typing, like a player piano, ghostly typing until 10 minutes had elapsed and one of your pages spooled out.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:25:10 PM
DR Ben - Yes, Dominique Plaisant is with the show.  I'm not exactly sure what her history is with the show, but she was added to fill out the ensemble for the Broadway run.  Very friendly.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:26:09 PM
And as for Mr. Haak - Yeah... He's not bad to look at.  Even on a black and white pit monitor.

;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Rodzinski on March 27, 2006, 01:26:11 PM
 Tom Poston was in a motion picture entitled ZOTZ! It was about a coin that gave him the power to do anything, kill people, stop time, etc.

Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:26:55 PM
Tom Poston was in a motion picture entitled ZOTS! It was about a coin that gave him the power to do anything, kill people, stop time, etc.



I remember that movie.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:27:57 PM
Oh, and here's the candy....

(http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/candy-crate_1886_88507)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Rodzinski on March 27, 2006, 01:28:54 PM
I remember that candy.

Fizzy!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 01:32:12 PM
Had a nice lunch with friends and returned home to find several Amazon packages that I was expecting.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 01:32:46 PM
OK - I guess I should get ready to head in for tonight's show, our second preview...

And I know I've said it many times already, but, once again, the well-wishes and support from everyone has been much appreciated, and tear-inducing at times (which is a good thing).

:)

Laters...
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Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 01:34:16 PM
In spite of numerous fun titles in the boxes, the one I selected for viewing this afternoon was CAPOTE.

I saw the film in the theater in November, but having seen clips through awards season, I was very anxious to watch it again, and I loved it all over again.

This time around I was even more taken with Clifton Collins' work as Perry Smith. I think he was unjustly denied awards recognition during this past season.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 01:34:45 PM
So should we say Ho-zay OR Ho-say?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 01:35:35 PM
Since a good deal of tonight's line-up is a slew of repeats (except for '24' and OLD CHRISTINE), I may put in THE LITTLE COLONEL this evening until '24' comes on.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 01:43:20 PM
And that's what I wore for my opening night.  -With shoes, socks, underwear, jeans and a jacket too.  The t-shirt alone would have been most unseemly.

And it's good to know you didn't omit "underwear"....you never know when you may be flat on your back with paramedics cutting your clothes off you.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 01:44:57 PM
So should we say Ho-zay OR Ho-say?

Just call him MISTER PIANO...that way, you will never be wrong.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 01:46:36 PM
I remember that candy.

Fizzy!

Who remembers "Fizzies"?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 01:48:14 PM
'Morning, Woody!

Have you and DerBrucer any plans to see WICKED in Philly?
No, because it is pretty much sold out.  The game plan for the tour of Wicked is to have a very limited run in each city, thus upping the demand for tix.

Given that the production is also scaled back from what can be seen in NYC, we're instead planning to see it there, probably treating ourselves during birthday week (mid-August).
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 01:48:55 PM
Who remembers "Fizzies"?

The television commercial and the IDEA were much better than the reality.  :P
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 01:49:44 PM
For Dan (the Man) and others interested in LONGBOXES (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&catref=C6&satitle=empty%2C+longbox&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 01:50:08 PM
DR TOMovOZ mentioned the movie 8 WOMEN - yes, it was much discussed in these here parts some time ago with MANY of us expressing our delight in viewing said filllum.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 01:52:07 PM
Vixmom - Indeed, the parcel in the mailroom was the COOOOOKIIIIIES!!!!!!!

BTW, glad to see on the cookie boxes that (maong other things) Girl Scout Cookies help build strong bodies and strong minds.  But is that only if you have them with regular milk, or will it work with skim milk?  :)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 01:55:46 PM
I hated the Long Box packaging, but I liked a LOT of the Long Box art.  The only one I saved was the London Cast Recording of BUDDY!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 02:02:24 PM
Vixmom - Indeed, the parcel in the mailroom was the COOOOOKIIIIIES!!!!!!!

BTW, glad to see on the cookie boxes that (maong other things) Girl Scout Cookies help build strong bodies and strong minds.  But is that only if you have them with regular milk, or will it work with skim milk?  :)

Hurrah!! You will be happy to know that they will help build a strong body and mind equally well with skim , whole  2% or 1% milk. :D

Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 02:04:15 PM
In addition to watching the movie cAPOTE, I watched all of the special featurettes on the DVD. I would love to have seen more of the real Capote. Too bad they couldn't get the A&E Biography of him to add as a supplement. The small amount of real Caopte footage that IS included is very interesting. What a fascinating individual he was! I may go back and reread part of Gerald Clark's biography of him.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:05:06 PM
No one has seen the actor who looks like DRJED on the Subway Sandwich Shop commercials?

Maybe I dreamed it ...  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 02:05:17 PM
I hated the Long Box packaging, but I liked a LOT of the Long Box art.  The only one I saved was the London Cast Recording of BUDDY!

I now remember saving the longboxes from two of Victoria's Sesame Street CDs one of which was a paraody  of the Beatle's Abbey Road and the other of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run.   I wonder if I still have those.


Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:05:59 PM
From JR and Larry

Jack: Did I mention that I love the movie SMILIN' THROUGH?

Don't miss it - if you've never seen it...unless of course you don't like Jeanette MacDonald or Brian Aherne or romantic-tragic stories....


Larry: The source of the Youman's flop THROUGH THE YEARS!  Great score, though.

And we took the PS Classics Studio Recording Through the Years out of the Lincoln Center Library. It will soon enter our collection of CDs. Not that we will be keeping it and not returning it to the Library you understand. We have every intention of returning it.

Through the Years (http://www.psclassics.com/cd_youmans.html).

The recording stars many of our favorites including the lovely  Brent Barrett.

I have this CD, too!  The female lead on this recording is Heidi Grant Murphy and I actually went to Western Washington University with her!  I transfered in as a junior when she was a senior.  We only had Concert Choir and an education class together (at the time, I was planning on becoming a high school choir teacher...WHAT WAS I THINKING??), so I'm sure she wouldn't remember me now.  But we did chat once in a great while back then.  She had an incredible voice, even back then. ;D

[If I remember correctly, Heidi was from Lynden (where dancing is not allowed, just like in "Footloose") and the story was that she only went to college to get here MRS degree...but then people found out that she could sing!]
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:06:10 PM
Glad AMAZON finally came through for you DR MATTH.

CAPOTE is on my "to buy" list very soon.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 02:06:40 PM
Woody - Have you checked out the Kimmel (no relation to BK) Center's website at kimmelcenter.org for Philly WICKED tickets?  There seem to be some tickets available for some of the performances, and the prices look to be somewhat below the Broadway prices.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:07:41 PM
SMILIN' THROUGH comes on TCM at 10 pm EST...NOT 11 PM as I previously reported....for those of you with DVR's and other assorted mechanical recording devices.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:07:59 PM
Our library is also closed today... in honor of being open Tuesday through Saturday.

My library is open right now, and that's why I'm at work. :P
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 02:08:02 PM
No one has seen the actor who looks like DRJED on the Subway Sandwich Shop commercials?

Maybe I dreamed it ...  

No , but I rarely see the commercials as the man of the house insists on flipping channels while chanting "I don't pay for cable so I can sit through commercials."  Of course this means we always miss crucial litle opening sentences when we get back to the show we were watching but at least we were saved the indignity of seeing a commercial advertisememt!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 02:08:14 PM
OH!

One neat thing about my first Broadway performance Saturday night...  Since I'm on the seventh floor, I don't have to dress up for work, I don't have to put on my "dress blacks".  However, I did want to wear something special that night.

When I was brought in last October to play the first week of rehearsals, the producer, Warner Brothers, gave out first day of rehearsal t-shirts - they had the Lestat artwork on the front, and the WB logo on the left sleeve along with "First Rehearsal, 10-31-2005".  For some unknown reason, they had a ton of Mediums, a bunch of Larges, a few X-Larges, and maybe two XX-Larges.  I was hoping to snag an XL, but there were none left by the time I got to the table.  So, I grabbed a Large - well, actually, I grabbed a couple of them (ssssshhh).  Alas, the t-shirt sizes were running on the small side - even some of the "medium" people ended up getting a "large" since they fit better.  Well...  At least it would make a nice souvenir.  Fast forward five months later...

Since I had lost some weight over the past couple of months, I decided to try the t-shirt on.  And it fit perfectly.  And that's what I wore for my opening night.  -With shoes, socks, underwear, jeans and a jacket too.  The t-shirt alone would have been most unseemly.

:)

I just knew you were going to say it now fits-good work, keep it up. :)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: vixmom on March 27, 2006, 02:09:22 PM
Ok time to get the Vixter....laters!!!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 02:10:33 PM
I'm heading down a little earlier than usual so I can get the cleaning finished and thus give my time and attention to Miss Temple and Mr. Barrymore.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Maria on March 27, 2006, 02:12:04 PM
This time around I was even more taken with Clifton Collins' work as Perry Smith. I think he was unjustly denied awards recognition during this past season.

I agree. A factoid for those who may not be aware... Collins is the grandson of the great character actor, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez.

Re the grocery store... I have no method. I rarely go to the grocery store. When I do it's to get really important items like jujubes and peanut butter. The lighting in most supermarkets saps my energy. And sometimes I get mesmerized by all the STUFF and just wander around until I'm exhausted. My favorite market of all time was Whole Foods in Boulder, CO. Sometimes I'd go there just to hang out. Good people watching and lots of free samples. And I'd almost always run into somebody I knew.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 02:12:05 PM
OK - I guess I should get ready to head in for tonight's show, our second preview...

And I know I've said it many times already, but, once again, the well-wishes and support from everyone has been much appreciated, and tear-inducing at times (which is a good thing).

:)

Laters...

It is just so exciting watching your dreams come true.  May this show just be the beginning of more Broadway shows in the future.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:13:28 PM
In the early days of CDs, they manufacturers considered the difficulties stores would have displaying record albums alongside CDs....allowing them to share shelf space in a store.

To facilitate the presentation of CDs, the "long box" was created to fit the deep bins LPs were displayed in.  Many (most?) CD manufacturers packaged their product in hideous, nearly impossible-to-open-without-injuring-yourself plastic long boxes.  Others did cardboard longboxes, many of which featured cover art....sort of like a slenderized version of an LP cover.  Many of them were gorgeous.

When it was clear LPs were a thing of the past, store owners upgraded their shelving.  The longboxes -- much-hated by most consumers (even the artistic cardboard ones) were phased out.  They were never designed to store the CD,  and you had the dilemma of either throwing them away, which pained me, or saving them, which is also a pain.

Dan (the Man) obviously retained some beautiful cardboard long boxes with poster-quality art on them for the cast albums.  You can't find these today...ANYWHERE.  So...it's probably best not to trash something like that because SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will want it, admire it, value it...and LUST after it.

It's even better to make something practical out of it...like a piece of art...and make your friends PEA-GREEN with envy!

I kept a few, myself, and I cut down the long boxes to two of them to make CD cover art for double CD jewel cases because the booklets were too big to fit in the regular CD jewel case booklet slot:  the OBC of Merrily We Roll Along and the concert cast recording of Nymph Errant.  I think I did a pretty good job.  Nowadays, I'd just scan everything and print out new inserts for the double CD cases.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:14:02 PM
Page Eight SMILIN' THROUGH Jeanette MacDonald Dance.  :'(

Here she is dressed as tragic bride Moonjean....    :'(
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 27, 2006, 02:20:07 PM
And it's good to know you didn't omit "underwear"....you never know when you may be flat on your back with paramedics cutting your clothes off you.


I believe that's one of his major fantasies.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 02:22:17 PM
Woody - Have you checked out the Kimmel (no relation to BK) Center's website at kimmelcenter.org for Philly WICKED tickets?  There seem to be some tickets available for some of the performances, and the prices look to be somewhat below the Broadway prices.  
I generally let der B handle the tix, let him make the decisions.  As I noted, the idea of seeing Wicked in it's full NYC staging has a lot of appeal for us.  And he's much better at budgeting than I've ever been - I'm a total embarrassment when it comes to money management.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:23:53 PM
One longbox that I kept intact was the first (I think) Simpsons CD, The Simpsons Sing the Blues (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000OZV/qid=1143498215/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7701208-5864855?s=music&v=glance&n=5174)[/b].  On the back was a cut-out doll of Bart that you could play with.  I have it somewhere and I never cut it up because I knew that someday it would become valuable on its own...maybe now is the time! ;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 02:24:29 PM
My library is open right now, and that's why I'm at work. :P

My library is open today, which is why I had to take a day of sick leave - not that I minded, that's what it's for.

Hearing about the libraries in California and Washington being understaffed and open limited hours reminds me how fortunate we are here in Ohio.  Apparently, OH is the envy of many states when it comes to support for public libraries.  Of course, the politicians are threatening to cut that support...
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Sandra on March 27, 2006, 02:24:50 PM
I have somehow found myself in charge of the church library and have a question for our librarian Dear Readers. I'm using the Dewey Decimal System. What am I supposed to do with books that don't have Dewey Decimal numbers?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 02:25:27 PM
Hurrah!! You will be happy to know that they will help build a strong body and mind equally well with skim , whole  2% or 1% milk. :D



 espeicially thin mints!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 02:26:43 PM
I have somehow found myself in charge of the church library and have a question for our librarian Dear Readers. I'm using the Dewey Decimal System. What am I supposed to do with books that don't have Dewey Decimal numbers?

DR Sandra - if they're fiction, shelve them alphabetically by the author's last name.  If they're nonfiction, find a friendly librarian who might be able to help you come up with a number.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:27:45 PM
I have somehow found myself in charge of the church library and have a question for our librarian Dear Readers. I'm using the Dewey Decimal System. What am I supposed to do with books that don't have Dewey Decimal numbers?

If you're talking about fiction, then you file alphabetically by author's last name, then year of publication.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 02:27:46 PM
Page Eight SMILIN' THROUGH Jeanette MacDonald Dance.  :'(

Here she is dressed as tragic bride Moonjean....    :'(

Wasnt she in a movie with Nelson Eddy about Saskatchewan?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:30:13 PM
I have somehow found myself in charge of the church library and have a question for our librarian Dear Readers. I'm using the Dewey Decimal System. What am I supposed to do with books that don't have Dewey Decimal numbers?

You could also try logging into a library's computer (www.trlib.org is where I work ;)) and search to see if they have the book.  If they do, just use their Dewey number!

Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:32:37 PM
DR SWW - budgets are for the little people....the ones who have to pay taxes.

DR SANDRA those books are all put together on a big table with a sign that reads:  POTPOURRI.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 02:32:53 PM
And if you're interested, you could click HERE (http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/dewey.html) to see what all the numbers (before the decimal point, at least) mean. :)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 02:34:03 PM
Wasnt she in a movie with Nelson Eddy about Saskatchewan?

Yes she was....I believe that was INDIAN LOVE CALL....

She and Nelson are also in BITTERSWEET tonight at 8 pm.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Tomovoz on March 27, 2006, 02:50:49 PM
DR TOMovOZ mentioned the movie 8 WOMEN - yes, it was much discussed in these here parts some time ago with MANY of us expressing our delight in viewing said filllum.
Someone reads my posts!!! Who'd have thought. Thanks Jack.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 02:52:25 PM
The reason I've asked about supermarket layouts is because we've been discussing the subject at work - which happens to be a supermarket, of course.  

We currently have four supermarkets here in Rehoboth: Super G (where I have the pleasure of toiling), Food Lion, Super Fresh, and the newbie, Safeway.  Because I generally do my shopping after I finish my shifts, I don't shop at the other three very often, but...

A couple of days ago, der B and I decided we wanted steaks for dinner.  The bad news was that there weren't any steaks in the freezer.  More bad news was that neither of us were terribly thrilled with the steaks in the Super G meat department.  Der B remembered that they were having what sounded like a good saile over at Safeway, so I changed shirts (no sense in being too obviously from the competition) and we drove over.

This is about seven thirty/eight at night.  When I left Super G, there were three checkers, a front end manager, a fifth person at the customer service desk,  and people working in the fish department, in the deli, in dairy, a couple in produce, plus a few more restocking the shelves throughout the rest of the store.  It's a little hard to tell if anyone is in the meat department, because their work area is closed off from view of the shoppers, something I would change if I could.

But when we got over to Safeway, I was a little stunned.  There was practically no one working in the store!  There were two checkers, but no one in the deli, no one at the bakery, no one at their (open) meat department...the place was devoid of staff!  This is a store that opened last November, and they are floundering!

The next day, I mentioned this to our management, loyal spy that I am.  They were just as amazed as I had been.  How can you provide customer service if there is no staff around to help the customers?  I mean, when I'm in the store either before or after my shift, if a customer comes up to me with a question or seeking help, even though I'm not on duty at the time I cheerfully help them, or if I don't have the answer for them I find someone who does know the answer, and I don't leave that customer until they are satisfied.  That's just the way we do things at our store.

So, staffing at Safeway is clearly a problem.  The other problem that I spotted was in how the store "felt."  It was...backwards.  Super G, Food Lion, and Super Fresh are all organized so that the customer enters the store and then moves in a counter-clockwise direction, moving up and down the aisles that said customer wants and ignoring the rest.  Safeway, however, is laid out so that the customer enters and then moves in a clockwise direction.  And this feels strange.

Robert, who is a management trainee, and I started to theorize why this might be so.  What I came up with is that, as a culture here in the USA, we tend to go from left to right.  We read from left to right.  We alphabetize on our shelves from left to right.  We look both ways, but more often than not look first left, then right.  Even Sally, in Follies, finds herself not moving left and not moving right, in that order.

Now, take that left-first-orientedness in how people shop in a store.  If you enter a store and proceed to shop in a counter-clockwise direction, looking left means you are looking towards the center of the store.  If, instead, you proceed in a clockwise direction, looking left means you are looking at the walls of the store, and away from most of the goods being sold.  Sure, clockwise is great if you've got great stuff on the walls, but there's this big expanse at Safeway between the meat department and the bakery that is nothing but pharmacy and, well, dull-looking wall.

So, my theory is that Safeway has hurt themselves from the git-go at this store, because of poor design.  As a result, every time der B and I drive by, their parking lot is nearly empty (ours is regularly full).  No customers means they cannot afford to pay their staff, so they cut back and what customers are there get miffed because there's no one there to help them, and don't come back.

I'm glad I'm working where I am.  I like job security.

But I'd still open up our meat department, if I had my druthers.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 02:54:54 PM
My, that was a long post!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: MBarnum on March 27, 2006, 03:05:38 PM
Best of vibes for another wonderful evening at Lestat, DR JosePiano!

I believe it is Hozay, DR JRand55...at least that is what I called him.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ben on March 27, 2006, 03:15:18 PM
Jose said:

DR Ben - Yes, Dominique Plaisant is with the show.  I'm not exactly sure what her history is with the show, but she was added to fill out the ensemble for the Broadway run.  Very friendly.

I should have been more clear. According to my friend, David, Dominique was in all the workshops and all performances leading up to production. He had not heard she was in the show and wondered since she has been with it from all the pre-Broadway/San Francisco stuff why she wasn't cast. He was very glad to see/hear that she is now in the show. I have met her a couple of times through David but it has been a few years since I last saw her. She has a great voice and she is quite the actor. And she's funny, funny, funny! And she plays a great game of Celebrity, if I recall correctly.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 03:26:46 PM
If you're talking about fiction, then you file alphabetically by author's last name, then year of publication.

that is the way it is done also in the public library. However in the academic library it is done using LOC labeling.

We use decimal system ala Dewey for Periodicals, etc.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 03:30:17 PM
All packages are addressed and ready to ship - hopefully, the Kevin CDs will arrive tomorrow morning.  I'm pooped, but I've received an invite (sort of last minute) to a little cocktail party - I normally wouldn't go to such last minute things, but the guest list sounds interesting - my pal, composer John Scott (who invited me), film music historian Jon Burlingame and his wife Marilee Bradford, the widow of Alexander McKendrick (director of Sweet Smell of Success - she's having the party), actress Jean Simmons, whom I adore (I wonder if she'll remember that we worked together many moons ago), and a few other interesting types.  

I took all the short stories and they're being printed in the correct order and bound together.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 03:32:49 PM
I've caught up with all of yesterday's posts.

Boucoups congrats to DR Jose, of course!   :D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 03:37:05 PM
Best of vibes for another wonderful evening at Lestat, DR JosePiano!

I believe it is Hozay, DR JRand55...at least that is what I called him.

I agree, unless, of course, you're singing the Jose Anthem song...."Jose, can you see, by the dawn's early light...etc.,"

Then it's Ho-SAY!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 03:38:39 PM
sounds like a lovely gathering bk...

I enjoyed the movie, Sweet Smell of Success.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: S. Woody White on March 27, 2006, 03:42:31 PM
Der Brucer has been recording Doctor Who for me.  He refuses to admit he enjoys the series, just as he has always poo-pooed Good Eats, but enjoy them he does.

I haven't seen much of the first two Doctors, Hartnell and Troughton.  Pertwee was the first Doctor I watched regularly, and as they say, the first Doctor you watch is generally the one you will be fondest of.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 03:56:43 PM
Der Brucer has been recording Doctor Who for me.  He refuses to admit he enjoys the series, just as he has always poo-pooed Good Eats, but enjoy them he does.

I haven't seen much of the first two Doctors, Hartnell and Troughton.  Pertwee was the first Doctor I watched regularly, and as they say, the first Doctor you watch is generally the one you will be fondest of.

I have some of their adventures on tape from when the local public telly broadcasted it many years ago... I have the audio recording of Highlanders.... War Games was fascinating.  Loved Pertwee and his Bessie!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 03:59:28 PM
My two favorite Doctor Who quotes:

"Yes, someday I will come back again." 1st Dcotor, William Hartnell

"Man is but a sum of his memories" 5th Doctor, Peter Davison in Castrovalva
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 27, 2006, 04:01:41 PM
I have a favorite quote, but it's not from "Doctor Who"...it's from "Goodbye, Mr. Chips":

"Darling, I revel in early English perpendicular!"

                                     -- Ursula Mossbank
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 04:09:30 PM
I have a favorite quote, but it's not from "Doctor Who"...it's from "Goodbye, Mr. Chips":

"Darling, I revel in early English perpendicular!"

                                     -- Ursula Mossbank

Yes, I like that one also...

I have a number of quotes I like...

"You can't turn your back on heritage" -- Jack Deveraux, 1990

I also like the following Arab proverb

A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents one's heart,
chaff and grain together knowing that the gentlest of hands
will take and sift it and keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness
blow the rest away.


Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 04:12:53 PM
I also like the quote that I coined taht appears below this message as my siggy!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 04:14:10 PM
I have a favorite quote, but it's not from "Doctor Who"...it's from "Goodbye, Mr. Chips":

"Darling, I revel in early English perpendicular!"

                                     -- Ursula Mossbank

that also reminds in a strange sort of way of Mrs. Malaprop  ;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 04:15:23 PM
For Dan (the Man) and others interested in LONGBOXES (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&catref=C6&satitle=empty%2C+longbox&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=)

Yowza!  I might have a little goldmine!  I have those Beatles boxes.  Now I'm a-thinkin' that I should wrap all the boxes I have in acid-free tissue paper and put them away in airtight plastic containers.

Now let's talk about my collection of first issues of magazines.  Who knows who was on the first issue of People?
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 04:18:24 PM
I hated the Long Box packaging, but I liked a LOT of the Long Box art.  The only one I saved was the London Cast Recording of BUDDY!

Ironically, I won my copy of BUDDY through a contest at Tower Records and it came in the mail sans long box.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 04:26:54 PM
SMILIN' THROUGH comes on TCM at 10 pm EST...NOT 11 PM as I previously reported....for those of you with DVR's and other assorted mechanical recording devices.

Not to mention the only paring of Jeannette MacDonald and Lassie later on in the night.

And then there's the intriguingly titled THE DEVIL IS A SISSY tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 04:42:24 PM
I'm finally caught up. TOD - The first word processor program I used was Word Dos version.  We had something different in the office in Phoenix, but I didn't know how to use it.

Video Games - we had Pong. Then we had Atari and I decided to stay up all night one night to practice Asteroids. Well I was very good at it after that session and no one would play it with me.  Then we had the first Nintendo and we were all hooked on The Legend of Zelda
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 04:43:30 PM
People are continuing to look at the old house. I had a call that a girl who looked at it yesterday brought her parents to see it tonight and there is another showing at 7:00pm.   So, at least people are looking. I'm keeping my fingers crossed
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 04:44:31 PM
I spent so much time during the last week on my eBay guy that I totally lost track of the deadlines in a case headed for trial. So, it will be a very late night again tonight. I hate it when that happens.  But I always manage to get things done.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 04:46:42 PM
Well, I'm thinking that I may need to run and get an ice cream to see me through this evening.  Then to work I must go.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 04:49:20 PM
Well, I'm thinking that I may need to run and get an ice cream to see me through this evening.  Then to work I must go.

You can get me some choco chip cookie dough ice cream... :-)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 04:58:13 PM
I suppose I shall get in the shower now and then be on my way to pick up the copies of the short story collection and then the little cocktail party.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 27, 2006, 04:58:56 PM
BK, on what did you work with Jean Simmons?  Who I adore, by the by...
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Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 05:04:40 PM
Cillaliz GOOD HOUSE SELLING VIBES!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 05:10:12 PM
BK, on what did you work with Jean Simmons?  Who I adore, by the by...

Her version of A Little Night Music is my favorite.  I love the way she says the spoken lines in "The Glamorous Life," more than any of the other recordings that I have (especially when she says, "Where the HELL is the stage manager?"). ;D


Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Ginny on March 27, 2006, 05:18:35 PM
We've heard now all about DS Rob's first day at his first co-op job, for which he selected his apparel as carefully as did DR Jose for his Broadway debut.  I'm going to get showered and comfy and watch the Eugene O'Neill documentary.

Bye for now.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 06:04:29 PM
Cillaliz GOOD HOUSE SELLING VIBES!!

Thanks, my realtor called me and was quite pleased. No offer yet, but they spent 1 1/2 hours at the house and it turns out I know the potential buyer's parents who accompanied her. Her mother was a state highway trooper in the area I used to live and her father is a retired DCI (Iowa's version of FBI) agent.  I knew them both when I was a prosecutor 14 years ago.  Small world
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 06:06:01 PM
Now back to work defending alleged drug dealers.  Laters
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Sandra on March 27, 2006, 07:05:41 PM
Thanks for the Dewey Decimal tips. I'll see if these books are in any other libraries. That Potpourri table sounds appealing, though.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Sandra on March 27, 2006, 07:05:54 PM
Have we ever had a Dear Reader request magic-trick vibes? I have to do a magic trick in class tomorrow and I'm almost certain it isn't going to work. We'll see how this goes.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:06:25 PM
Vixmom - Skip says there's a slip for a parcel in the mailroom, which will be open again after 4 pm.  I'm hoping it's the cookies.  We got extra skim milk yesterday in anticipation of the cookies' arrival.  I understand that when you eat cookies with skim milk, it does something to the calories.

Why it cancels them out, doesn't it?  Just like when you order a diet coke with your big mac.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 07:11:36 PM
Have we ever had a Dear Reader request magic-trick vibes? I have to do a magic trick in class tomorrow and I'm almost certain it isn't going to work. We'll see how this goes.

No, but there is always a first :)  

GOOD MAGIC-TRICK VIBES!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jane on March 27, 2006, 07:12:28 PM
'night
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Sandra on March 27, 2006, 07:18:19 PM
Good night, Jane. Thanks for the vibes.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:24:43 PM
Assorted vibes to all who need them.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:25:48 PM
Such a contrast between what I should be doing and what I am actually doing right now.  What I should be doing is completing my reading for school tomorrow. What I am actually doing is bleaching my hair to create a new pink streak and listening to Mariah Carey.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 07:26:41 PM
I need safe cookie-eating vibes, so I'll take TPunk's general vibes as covering me as well.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:28:05 PM
I got a lead on a job today.  My supervisor recommended me for a newly open position at a day treatment program in the agency I am currently interning with.  It is a day treatment program similar to my own for emotionally disturbed adolescent girls.

I sent in my resume.  The only drawback is that they are looking for someone to start immediately and I have almost two months until I graduate, and it is in Brooklyn.  It's the A train which is across the street from me and express, but it's still about an hour commute.  We shall see.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 07:28:58 PM
TPunk, the pink streak should be useful in complementing the color scheme for the ads for the Encores production of 70 GIRLS 70
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:29:16 PM
I need safe cookie-eating vibes, so I'll take TPunk's general vibes as covering me as well.

That is what they are there for.  And don't forget to eat those cookies with skim milk so that you cancel out the calories.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:30:30 PM
TPunk, the pink streak should be useful in complementing the color scheme for the ads for the Encores production of 70 GIRLS 70

Hee hee, I am so tempted to do my whole head pink but then I fear my hair would have a straw-like consistency.  Ech.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:32:36 PM
Hm, I just checked and my hair is still a pale orangey color.  It's not yet time to rinse out the bleach.  This is a science people!!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:33:06 PM
Rodzinski is out with some buddies, leaving me to create my own frenzy on the boards tonight.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 07:33:17 PM
I'm actually going to stir some low-fat chocolate syrup into the skim milk, thereby working up a sweat and actually losing weight by having the cookies.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:34:46 PM
Remember to stir equal amounts of time with each arm so that you are sculpting your muscles equally.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: TPunk on March 27, 2006, 07:35:32 PM
I think that Walty and Killbot are plotting something.  And I'm pretty sure it involves world domination.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 07:36:48 PM
Have we ever had a Dear Reader request magic-trick vibes? I have to do a magic trick in class tomorrow and I'm almost certain it isn't going to work. We'll see how this goes.

If it's not too late:

~~~MAGIC TRICK VIBES!!~~~
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Tomovoz on March 27, 2006, 07:39:40 PM
Best of prestidigitation vibes for DR Sandra.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 07:52:36 PM
Useless post (I need a blue background for my next post)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 07:52:44 PM
! ! ! ! !  ABRACADABRA VIBES FOR DR SANDRA  ! ! ! ! !

! ! ! ! !  CAROL CHANNING BLEACHING VIBES FOR DR TPUNK  ! ! ! ! !
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 07:54:34 PM
TO STIR WITH LOVE - that's the name of my new Girl Scout Cookies With Chocolate Milk exercise book
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 07:56:52 PM
Alternate title:  TO STIR WITH LOVE HANDLES
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:11:38 PM
I like Jean Simmons' work on A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, but I sure don't think David Kernan is a match for Laurence Guittard as Carl-Magnus. So, I have to give my allegiance to the original Broadway recording.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:22:31 PM
Tonight, before network TV kicked in, I watched Shirley Temple's 1935 film THE LITTLE COLONEL. I've always liked it though the major entertainment value now is seeing Shirley match screen stealing know-how with Lionel Barrymore (and the two dances with Bojangles Robinson). The story is pretty lame. And in the picturing of the slaves of Barrymore, I'm surprised the PC police hasn't confisciated this film. It makes the slaves in SONG OF THE SOUTH look sophisticated.

I didn't notice any particular scratches or print damage, but it's VERY clear the videotape masters are what was used for this transfer. It's soft and grainy.

Now, here's the thing I found the most interesting. The black and white movie is noted for having a final sequence in three strip Technicolor. This sequence has always looked unreal because of the lack of subtlty in the colors of flesh, etc. There are lots of overly saturated pinks and blues. But that's what very early Technicolor footage looked like.

For a lark, I watched the last few moments of the film and the Technicolor sequence in the colorized version which is also on the disc, and GET THIS: the geniuses at Fox used a black and white separation master for the Technicolor sequence and COLORIZED it so that it matches the awfulness of the rest of the colorization! This has to be a first!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:25:20 PM
'24' blazed forth with another mesmerizing hour of excitement, thrills, and real tension. In this week's ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, it named '24' as the best hour drama on TV. I find it hard to argue with that assessment.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:26:22 PM
CSI: MIAMI repeated one of this season's most bizarre stories, a crime spree based on a video game. Very unusual and highly entertaining hour.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:27:43 PM
Tonight I also watched last night's LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT off the DVR. An intense guest star performance from Talia Balsam made for quite an interesting story.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:28:21 PM
I still have last night's THE SOPRANOS to watch. I should be able to get to it tomorrow afternoon. I also want to watch CHICKEN LITTLE tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 27, 2006, 08:30:47 PM
DR Hans has trouble logging into HHW. (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/hissyfit.html)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Matt H. on March 27, 2006, 08:39:50 PM
Heading off to bed now. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the evening!

Good night!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 08:53:58 PM
Hmmm....Jean Simmons was, of course, also Television's Helen Lawson!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 08:56:37 PM
DR DtM - I think television's Allison MacKenzie and the ex Mrs Frank Sinatra and the future wife and mother in law of Woody Allen - Mia Farrow was on the cover of the first issue of People Magazine.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 08:57:49 PM
DR DAKOTA CELT - the TV title of that movie was INDIAN LOVE CALL for a few years....after it was remade under its original title...but it is generally known as ROSE MARIE, of course.....
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Post by: MBarnum on March 27, 2006, 09:01:21 PM
My DVR seems to be screwy...when it records a show it only seems to record about 1 minute of it. And when you try to fastward a show (the one show it did record most of) it freezes up.

It also makes some strange noises.

The Comcast cable man is coming tomorrow morning to look at it.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:01:42 PM
DR DtM - that is one of the scariest clips I have EVER seen!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: MBarnum on March 27, 2006, 09:02:48 PM
How about a dance JRand55!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:03:56 PM
There was a short on TCM tonight about music in the movies - the purpose of which seemed to be to introduce audiences to Rise' Stevens who was being featured in a movie with Nelson Eddy.

Miss Stevens never appeared on the screen without being described as beautiful or lovely and Lovely AND beautiful.

She certainly has a lovely voice - but she looks like Evgeny Pleshenko.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:04:34 PM
How about a dance JRand55!

You started the page!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:11:12 PM
Exhibits A & B.  The prosecution rests.

(http://trishautographs.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/stevens0407.jpg)

(http://www.rg.ru/img/content/2/52/22/plushenko.jpg)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Jrand69 on March 27, 2006, 09:12:32 PM
After midnight in the East....and this time next week it will be after 1 a.m.!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 09:17:58 PM
DR DAKOTA CELT - the TV title of that movie was INDIAN LOVE CALL for a few years....after it was remade under its original title...but it is generally known as ROSE MARIE, of course.....

When I'm calling you-oo-oo-oo-oo
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 09:18:14 PM
Pogue - It was a TV movie sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man called Beggarman, Thief.  I remember very little about it - just that I was offered (in the days when that sort of thing happened on TV) a one day role because the director really liked my work.  At that stage of my career I didn't do much day work, so I turned it down - until they told me my scene was with Jean Simmons.  I took the role immediately and she was just incredibly beautiful and charming, and she loved me because I made her laugh the entire day.  Two of my fondest memories are rehearsing in the trailers of Miss Simmons and with Patricia Neal on Ghost Story.  Can you imagine?

The party was great, actually.  I usually detest these little soirees where I don't know hardly anyone, but this was just a charming little soiree.  It took place at the widow MacKendrick's apartment in Westwood.   I met her and she was very nice.  The man who invited me, film composer John Scott, was there and we had a nice chat.  Also, my neighbors were there (Bob Gitt and Tony Slide - I should have bummed a ride with them), and they'd brought along Miss Samantha Eggar.  Also in attendance was film composer John Beal and his lovely wife, my pals Jon Burlingame and Marilee Bradford, but no Jean Simmons.  I was introduced to Miss Eggar, who I LOOOOOOVE, but it was just a brief introduction.  But then, about a half-hour later, she joined in a conversation I was having with Beal and Gitt, and we just stood around talking for about forty-five minutes.  She looks swell, and she's bright and vivascious and a delight, and she only lives five minutes from me, over in Sherman Oaks.  I may try to set up a little dinner party with her, and my neighbors, and John Scott.  That would be ever so much fun.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 27, 2006, 09:19:55 PM
Well, I have done all the work I plan to do tonight. Today was INSANE at the office. It was just one crazy interruption after another. I am glad it's over but tomorrow doesn't look a lot better
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: divarobbie on March 27, 2006, 09:31:03 PM
Heidi Grant Murphy (who was also Johanna in the NY Philharmonic SWEENEY TODD) has a lovely solo album out called "Times Like This."

Track listing is:
1. Warm All Over  
2. Somebody Somewhere
3. The Boy Next Door    
4. Will He Like Me    
5. On the Steps of the Palace  
6. Times Like This    
7. If I Were a Bell  
8. New Words  
9. I Have To Tell You  
10. If I Loved You    
11. The French Song    
12. Why Did I Choose You    
13. Waitin' for My Dearie    
14. (Vanilla) Ice Cream    
15. Clusters of the Crocus/Come To My Garden    
16. I Could Have Danced All Night  

It's available here at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007G78D/sr=8-4/qid=1143523833/divadish/).
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 09:39:17 PM
Bad link, diva.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 09:49:51 PM
Samantha Eggar - wow!  I adored her on the TV series of ANNA AND THE KING, even when they had that preposterous laugh track for its first airing.  I think it debuted the same night as M*A*S*H.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 10:08:43 PM
Good Evening!

Another evenin', another preview.

;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 10:09:00 PM
DR JRand - Ho-zay
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: bk on March 27, 2006, 10:09:11 PM
The pilot for the TV Anna and the King is on the new The King and I DVD.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 10:10:29 PM
...Although, I used to have people who would call me "Ho-sway".  At first I thought they were making fun of me, and then I found out that "Ho-sway" was the Spanish version of "Joshua".  -At least that's what I think/hoped I found out what it was.  ;)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 10:12:03 PM
DR Dan (the Man) - That video clip is hysterical.

*And ebaumsworld.com is filled with many "gems".  I'm particularly fond of some of the "variations" on the various Peanuts/Charlie Brown TV specials.  ;D
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 10:13:29 PM
DR FJL - Remember... It's only fattening if you feel guilty about it.

*And I have to say, there has to be some "truth" in that statement.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 10:23:12 PM
I feel no guilt.  It's not my fault I'm too short.  Just that for my weight, I should be 10 foot 7.

:)
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 10:27:37 PM
The title of today's notes reminds me of that song we used to exercise to at Camp Ackerman's in my youth.  It went "zetz, ei didl de dum!"  I can't find the full lyric on the internet, but I assume it was called "Zetz."
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 10:29:27 PM
When I searched for "zetz," I got some references to Catherine Zetz-Jones - I kid you not.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: FJL on March 27, 2006, 10:32:13 PM
BK - Thanks for the info.  I'll have to get that King and I DVD.  
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 27, 2006, 11:01:30 PM
Guten Abend.

Gute Nacht.

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:08:06 PM
When I'm calling you-oo-oo-oo-oo

I can hear you....


Thanks for info JRand55
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:10:58 PM
Well, I have done all the work I plan to do tonight. Today was INSANE at the office. It was just one crazy interruption after another. I am glad it's over but tomorrow doesn't look a lot better

~~~~~ sanity vibes to DR Cilla ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:13:23 PM
Thanks for info on The King and I... It is one of my favorite movies!

Sounds like you had a lovely evening

I am working up the ambition to sit in front of the telly to watch a movie i need for my paper.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Maria on March 27, 2006, 11:20:18 PM
Just watched the fine two hour Ric Burns docu about Eugene O'Neill. Depressing, but very moving. Have to watch LONG DAY'S JOURNEY again. The docu reminded me once more of what a fine actor Christopher Plummer can be. And Jason Robards...  I miss him!
I was sitting there watching all this and crying... and my doggie came over and put his head on my lap. Sweet.  ...And kinda pathetic. The high life in Hollywood. Sitting around and watching dead playwrights with your dog's head on your lap as you weep... Oy!
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Maria on March 27, 2006, 11:21:35 PM
'Night.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:22:41 PM
Yes, they were fine actors, both gentlemen.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: Tomovoz on March 27, 2006, 11:24:52 PM
"A Dogday's Journey Into Night".
Nite all.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:30:35 PM
Just read on the Hollywood REporter site that BBC's Bleak House is getting BAFTA nominations. I recall several of you seeing that program and commenting on it.
Title: Re:THE ZOTZ AND THE ZING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 11:33:03 PM
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