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« Reply #330 on: May 07, 2007, 01:23:15 PM »

Next I watched the sixth fabulous episode of THE TUDORS. Yes, the story of Henry and Anne and Catherine and Woolsey is of paramount importance, but what I'm really loving are the other stories going on at the same time. All of it makes for a court of such intrigue that it's hard to keep still in your chair as you watch.

And these AMAZING men they've cast in all these roles. Astounding.
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« Reply #331 on: May 07, 2007, 01:23:58 PM »

Paul:  So Joanne, do you remember that musician that was at the Playhouse a few weeks ago; the one that got a haircut?

Joanne:  Yes, I remember, Paul.

Paul:  Well I'm sitting here watching the Channel 7 news in High Definition. They just showed a shot of Central Park, and I think that's him, there.

Joanne:  That could well be, Paul.

Paul: He's got a bag of food with him..."L"...something...I can't quite make it out.  And...it looks like he's trying to pick up one of those joggers passing by...

First of all, most of the bags from Levain have no logo and name on them.  They're usually just a plain white or brown paper bag.  Only their handle-bags have a stamp of the store's name on them.

Secondly, I always stop at Levain on my way out of the Park.  (Cinnamon-Butter Brioche today.)

Finally, if I was able to pick up a jogger today while on my LandRollers, well... there was no way that was going to happen today.  If anything, a jogger would have had to pick me up.  Literally, from the pavement.

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« Reply #332 on: May 07, 2007, 01:25:36 PM »

Page Twelve Rita Skeeter and Harry Dance!!!


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« Reply #333 on: May 07, 2007, 01:25:51 PM »

Comet!
It keeps your teeth so clean!
Comet!
It tastes like Listerine!
Comet--
It makes you vomit!
So buy some Comet
And vomit, today!


Ah... Another fond memory.... This time of a busload of elementary school kids singing that at the top of the lungs on the ride home from school.
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« Reply #334 on: May 07, 2007, 01:26:39 PM »

Then I watched last night's WITHOUT A TRACE. Again, what appeared to be a high school girl abducted on prom night turned into something much different. Good episode.
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« Reply #335 on: May 07, 2007, 01:27:05 PM »

That Dr. Pepper ad featured David Naughton before his big break in "An American Werewolf in London."

And the Dr. Pepper jingle was also featured in In My Life.  -Sadly, it was some of the best music in the show.  :-\
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« Reply #336 on: May 07, 2007, 01:27:22 PM »

Heinz Ketchup - - - - - -


A N T I C I P A T I O N !
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« Reply #337 on: May 07, 2007, 01:27:35 PM »

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 In fact, on the subway ride home, a very handsome guy came over to me and started asking me about my LandRollers.

Did he mention the knee-pads?

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« Reply #338 on: May 07, 2007, 01:28:48 PM »

I recorded off BBC America last night a TV-movie on Beau Brummell starring James Purefoy as the title character and Matthew Rhys (Kevin from BROTHERS & SISTERS) as Lord Byron.

I'd really like to watch this before prime time starts tonight.
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« Reply #339 on: May 07, 2007, 01:28:57 PM »

Back from the mail place, where once again everything has changed.  Instead of sending someone to pick up the USPS letters and packages in the morning (the way they've always done it), now everything is being delivered to the mail place, which means it's not getting there until after noon, which means it doesn't get put out until three.  Very annoying.
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« Reply #340 on: May 07, 2007, 01:29:18 PM »

I have made some tuna.
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« Reply #341 on: May 07, 2007, 01:29:40 PM »

I think we must have been watching Channel 7 news at the same time. I was home for lunch and we were about to watch Millionaire. The last shot of the news was that beautiful shot of the Sheep Meadow. Then we watched Millionaire and now I'm back at the office.

I believe we were.  They started the weather segment with that shot of Central Park, and then used it to close out the broadcast.

...And that's when I changed to CBS for "The Young & The Restless".  ;)
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« Reply #342 on: May 07, 2007, 01:29:44 PM »

"Helps build strong bodies eight ways."  Was it Wonder Bread?  

Never mind, just saw that it is indeed Wonder Bread.  What was the popular multi vitamin in the 50s and 60s and what was its slogan?
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« Reply #343 on: May 07, 2007, 01:30:22 PM »

My favorite commercial line was "Hi I'm Carmelita Pope," which was spoken with authority and seemed to suggest that we were somehow deficient if we didn't know who she was.  :)


Or Rula Lenska!  Perhaps the greatest case of "no-name celebrity" ever foisted upon the American public.
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« Reply #344 on: May 07, 2007, 01:30:25 PM »

Plop, Plop
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« Reply #345 on: May 07, 2007, 01:30:42 PM »

Fizz, Fizz
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« Reply #346 on: May 07, 2007, 01:31:03 PM »

HOORAY!!!!!!!!


MEDIUM has been renewed by NBC for another season, its fourth. I couldn't be happier!
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« Reply #347 on: May 07, 2007, 01:31:48 PM »

And, of course, everyone's favorite...


Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow



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« Reply #348 on: May 07, 2007, 01:31:57 PM »

Oh... And as was/is mentioned on the LandRoller website, the skates can be quite the attention-getter.  In fact, on the subway ride home, a very handsome guy came over to me and started asking me about my LandRollers.  Alas, his girlfriend was interested in them too.  ::)

I considered myself fortunate to have mastered inline skating.

THOSE skates look daunting!
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« Reply #349 on: May 07, 2007, 01:32:29 PM »

*I believe the last time I post the Meow-Mix jingle...  Hmm.. Was that when "I blame Jose" was born?  Hmm.. ????
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« Reply #350 on: May 07, 2007, 01:34:15 PM »

Did anyone else used to smoosh up a slice of Wonder Bread into a big ball?

I only used be able to do it with bread borrowed from friend's sandwiches, as my mother wouldn't allow the stuff in the house.

I had a toy called the Time Machine in which you took these little plastic squares and put them into this plastic chamber which would heat up, causing the little plastic square to expand into a monster or prehistoric creature.  Then you could reheat the creature and put it into another chamber which, after turning the crank, would compact the creature back into a little square.

Anyways, I used to shove slices of white bread into the compacting chamber and smash them into little squares.  They would also get the Mattel logo embossed on them.  I found this results to be dramatically more impressive than just rolling slices of white bread into lumpy balls.  They looked professionally made.
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« Reply #351 on: May 07, 2007, 01:34:19 PM »

I considered myself fortunate to have mastered inline skating.

THOSE skates look daunting!

They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!
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« Reply #352 on: May 07, 2007, 01:36:32 PM »

I had a toy called the Time Machine in which you took these little plastic squares and put them into this plastic chamber which would heat up, causing the little plastic square to expand into a monster or prehistoric creature.  Then you could reheat the creature and put it into another chamber which, after turning the crank, would compact the creature back into a little square.

Anyways, I used to shove slices of white bread into the compacting chamber and smash them into little squares.  They would also get the Mattel logo embossed on them.  I found this results to be dramatically more impressive than just rolling slices of white bread into lumpy balls.  They looked professionally made.

:)

I used to do the same thing.  However, I would "emboss" my Wonder Bread with a set of cookie molds my mother had.  But my favorite thing to do was to put a slice on Wonder Bread in the electric pizzelle maker.   That always yielded very fancy toast-crisps.  :)
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« Reply #353 on: May 07, 2007, 01:39:30 PM »

They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!


But....but....with the wheels mounted on the outside edge of each boot, isn't there more of a strain on the foot and ankle?  I mean, there doesn't seem to be any balance, which you have with inlines....
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« Reply #354 on: May 07, 2007, 01:40:08 PM »

Of course, my favorite thing to do with Wonder Bread, was to cut a circle out of the center with a glass to make a "frame" for my egg.




*Note, that the above picture uses a slice of Honey Whole Wheat Bread, not Wonder Bread for its frame.  ;)
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« Reply #355 on: May 07, 2007, 01:40:14 PM »

I have made some tuna.

I love to sing-a!
About the June-a
And the moon-a
And the tuna!
I love to sing-a!
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« Reply #356 on: May 07, 2007, 01:41:54 PM »

I remember seeing the bread and eggs thing done in MOONSTRUCK, but with homemade bread rather than sliced.  It always looks delish.  I need to actually try to make it someday.
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« Reply #357 on: May 07, 2007, 01:43:52 PM »

And, of course, everyone's favorite...


Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow
Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow



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No - it's N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best, chocolate

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« Reply #358 on: May 07, 2007, 01:44:18 PM »

But....but....with the wheels mounted on the outside edge of each boot, isn't there more of a strain on the foot and ankle?  I mean, there doesn't seem to be any balance, which you have with inlines....

The wheels slant in, so... Just check out the website, I think they'll explain it much better.

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« Reply #359 on: May 07, 2007, 01:47:01 PM »

They just look daunting.  They're actually easier than inline skates - which I have tried a few times before.  Since the wheel base is wider, they're a bit more stable, and not so hard on your ankles.  And they just look cool too!

If'n ya don't use a skate key, it ain't skatin'!

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