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Re:FRIED BRAIN
« Reply #240 on: February 03, 2007, 07:49:39 PM »

Thanks, Jane.

The Thorntons bars are chocolate filled with orange filling and alpini bars.

*oops--they WERE bars with orange filling...gone now...*
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« Reply #241 on: February 03, 2007, 07:51:58 PM »

Well, well, look what I found on the internet.

www.britsuperstore.com
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« Reply #242 on: February 03, 2007, 07:52:27 PM »

This could lead to serious trouble.

And lots of fun.
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« Reply #243 on: February 03, 2007, 08:07:26 PM »

Off to watch my DVD ....WORDPLAY

Have a good evening, everyone!
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« Reply #244 on: February 03, 2007, 08:21:35 PM »

I had some time before KING KONG came on, so I cued up THE NEXT BEST THING to watch tomorrow. I haven't seen it in several years, but I happened on it playing on one of the Showtime channels and figured it was time to revisit it. I wish they could have found an ACTRESS to play the leading female part instead of the godawful Madonna who is just a cipher in the part. Nevertheless, it has some excellent actors in the movie, and there are parts of it I actually like.
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« Reply #245 on: February 03, 2007, 08:23:07 PM »

I also had time to watch 30 ROCK from last Thursday. Not up to par compared to some of the recent excellent episodes, but there were a few droll moments.

Isabella Rossallini and Paul Reubens were the principal guest stars.
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« Reply #246 on: February 03, 2007, 08:23:58 PM »

And Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Three one act monologues that take place in a funeral home - it is terrific!!

Good answer, DR JRand56!  I first saw it at the National Association of Community Theatre's Play Festival in Conn. several years ago,  and it is terrific.  The guy was good, but the two women were outstanding (parts to die for).  It should have won, but politics must have been involved cause the theatre that got first was not near as strong as Das Bleu ( I think that was the theatre's name -- they were from Ft. Collins, CO).  
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« Reply #247 on: February 03, 2007, 08:31:58 PM »

Roseate, and ate and ate and ate, and then Roseate again... until she could eat no more

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« Reply #248 on: February 03, 2007, 08:32:07 PM »

I then spent the next three hours with Peter Jackson's KING KONG.

Yes, it was a mammoth undertaking, and the movie will undoubtedly be the last word in KONG lore. But despite moving work from Naomi Watts and a very likable Jack Black, the whole thing just suffered from overkill for me.

Each of the three acts was masterfully done, really couldn't have been better, but it certainly could have been shorter and not sacrificed any of the underlying poignancy of the tale. The Skull Island section was particularly overloaded with events, special effects, and creatures, creatures, creatures. I finally just got bored with all the excess. Way too much of a good thing.

And then there were nitpicky things that bothered me: an obvious winter setting in NYC for the third act (Kong and Ann even have an idyllic moment on an icy pond), but where was the frosty breath for all the participants? And on top of the Empire State Building, wouldn't it have been rather cold for Ann in a sleeveless silk gown and how lucky she was to dodge all those bullets and flying glass around her in the observation tower and emerge without a scratch.

I don't know, really. The movie just wasn't made for me.
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« Reply #249 on: February 03, 2007, 08:33:11 PM »

Or is it Chacon a son gout.

Francois?

Since you asked for it!

"A chacun son goût"!
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« Reply #250 on: February 03, 2007, 08:33:54 PM »

Walk Like a Duck.

That is the name of my new movie.

Hope it's not a turkey! ;)
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« Reply #251 on: February 03, 2007, 08:35:10 PM »

...sorry, guess that was a bit lame, but hey, it's late and my brain is fried (and I'll be, if that isn't today's topic headline -- will it fits, so I don't care if I'm a copy cat and can't be original)...
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« Reply #252 on: February 03, 2007, 08:36:17 PM »

Well, well, look what I found on the internet.

www.britsuperstore.com

I remember the campaign of a few years ago:

BE PROUD! BUY AMERICAN! ;)

And "Proudly Made In America!"....
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« Reply #253 on: February 03, 2007, 08:36:37 PM »

I will say in high definition, the movie did look spectacular. All that computer generated imagery was sharp and clear as could be. Very, very impressive to look at. The merging of the real people and the CGI dinosaurs, however, in that lengthy stampede sequence was clearly not in the same time and place. In sequences like that, high def gives the game away.
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« Reply #254 on: February 03, 2007, 08:37:33 PM »

oh, I didn't mean your post was lame, DR Francois, I meant my previous post was lame -- you and DR Matt hit the reply button before I did...
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« Reply #255 on: February 03, 2007, 08:37:59 PM »

Ah, merci, Francois.
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« Reply #256 on: February 03, 2007, 08:38:00 PM »

I checked the schedule, and ROME and EXTRAS are new episodes tomorrow night, so I will have something new to watch while the Super Bowl is underway. I still should be able to put in the 1925 BEN-HUR and get it watched before ROME starts at 9.
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« Reply #257 on: February 03, 2007, 08:48:51 PM »

I'm heading off to bed now.

Good night!
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« Reply #258 on: February 03, 2007, 08:49:45 PM »

BTW, DER BRUCER, how did Long Beach handle the tattoos and piercings?

I'm not sure, I'll check.

der Brucer
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« Reply #259 on: February 03, 2007, 08:52:18 PM »

After watching the wonderful (IMHO) "The Last Picture Show" it went back to the Soundtrack (10 meagre tracks) and added 9 more tracks that were used in the film.

I've had two types of music playing this afternoon - Country and Western.
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« Reply #260 on: February 03, 2007, 08:58:08 PM »

My my I missed the whole day!

I found my headphones! I can now listen to my music as loud as I want without annoying my mother!
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« Reply #261 on: February 03, 2007, 09:07:04 PM »

Better yet, have your friends join us here!

Who knows---they could be some of those mysterious guests!
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« Reply #262 on: February 03, 2007, 09:08:58 PM »

I can not think, I can not type, therefore I can not post - a sure sign I am not web worthy and need to make haste to bed for some needed shut-eye. Aloha!
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« Reply #263 on: February 03, 2007, 09:17:13 PM »

I've been having a good deal of fun over the last ninety minutes, which I'll talk about in the notes.

Will now, finally, watch a motion picture on DVD.
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« Reply #264 on: February 03, 2007, 09:17:41 PM »

Jane, the food at the Broadway Deli was and still is ordinary.  
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« Reply #265 on: February 03, 2007, 09:19:55 PM »

Well, an amazing thing happened at the funeral---I had fun!

For one thing, I realized that when you go to the funeral of a 3rd generation Mariettan who was 91, even though you feel old being over 50, suddenly you are the youngest person in the room!

I picked up the program for the funeral and recognized the name of the reverend who was officiating. It was the same as my very favorite teacher in college. He was the first adult I remember meeting who I developed enormous respect for---he was a real mentor and my music theory teacher The rest of the faculty thought he was a bit too eccentric, but I felt an immediate kinship with him. He also introduced me to a composer who needed a copyist; this composer became one of my dearest friends.

This professor has now moved to Marietta and has been here for 4 or 5 years, right on the other side of the square from me. He used to be a brilliant jazz pianist but mostly plays church music now. He looked fantastic (must be around 70 by now) and seems very happy. I asked him how he ended up leaving the university and coming to Marietta, and he said that it was a "2 six-pack story", so I gave him my card and Greg and I hope that he will call us sometime so we can hear the story.

When I was visiting my best friend a few weeks ago in Athens, where we went to school, I happened to ask her about him and she said she thought he had left teaching and gone into the ministry. Who knew?

While the Rev and I were talking about my composer friend, he was leaving  his annual birthday greeting on my machine. He will be astounded when I tell him about this!

This alone made it a wonderful birthday!
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« Reply #266 on: February 03, 2007, 09:21:05 PM »

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« Reply #267 on: February 03, 2007, 09:22:06 PM »

Have a happy, a very happy birthday Edisaurus!
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« Reply #268 on: February 03, 2007, 09:23:16 PM »

And now, a sadder tale to tell:

That is indeed a tragic tale---makes us birders very sad!
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« Reply #269 on: February 03, 2007, 09:24:26 PM »

Joyeux Anniversaire, DR Toysorus... err... Edisaurus!

Merci, François!
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