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« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2004, 03:11:15 PM »

I ate lunch at Todai - I've noticed on my last few visits that it's getting really bad.  Today was my last time for quite a while.

Countdown to 40,000 posts and girls slathered in butter.
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« Reply #151 on: April 28, 2004, 03:12:31 PM »

Welcome ten GUESTS.  Come on in - we're going to tell the story of The Randy Vicar and the Electric Toothbrush.

Meanwhile, WEHT dear reader Jenny?
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« Reply #152 on: April 28, 2004, 03:13:34 PM »

Good gracious! Of all the soundtracks to sell out, that awful Lucy/MAME. Wonder if that would interest Warners enough to press a limited numbers of DVDs of the film? As awful as it is, I'd buy the DVD just for the wonderful work of Robert Preston, Jane Connell, Audrey Christie, Don Porter, and to a somewhat lesser extent, Bea Arthur.
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« Reply #153 on: April 28, 2004, 03:13:42 PM »

LOL Maya! I was picturing a tiny toddler Maya with you eyes becoming huge as you scurry to hide behind a big chair until the segement with Beaker is over

Hehe...that probably wasn't too far from the truth.  I loved Animal though...I just thought he was the epitome of cool back then.

BK--Jenny has been busy with "Hello, Dolly" but I imagine she'll be around soon!  She loves this site too much to be away for too long.
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« Reply #154 on: April 28, 2004, 03:14:46 PM »

Keith came home and checked me for ticks and couldn’t find anymore.  

Interesting.  Sounds like a foreplay game of some sort, if you ask me.  But hey, if that's what it takes to keep your marriage healthy, I say go for it.
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« Reply #155 on: April 28, 2004, 03:20:44 PM »

For those of us not particularly interested in girls slathered in butter, I offer an alternative.


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« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2004, 03:23:36 PM »

I ate lunch at Todai - I've noticed on my last few visits that it's getting really bad.  Today was my last time for quite a while.

And you couldn't say "Today was my last time at Todai"...?
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« Reply #157 on: April 28, 2004, 03:24:17 PM »

For those of us not particularly interested in girls slathered in butter, I offer an alternative.

Wouldn't a picture of Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris been more apropos?
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« Reply #158 on: April 28, 2004, 03:24:57 PM »

thanks MattH! That is just how I like my bread buttered!!!!
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« Reply #159 on: April 28, 2004, 03:25:36 PM »

Remember.  There is no groaning at HHW.com.
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« Reply #160 on: April 28, 2004, 03:25:51 PM »

And no moaning, either!
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« Reply #161 on: April 28, 2004, 03:30:00 PM »

I can't stop itching, psychological or not.  I'm going to take a shower and wash my hair.
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« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2004, 03:34:45 PM »

Jane, Blind Cully prevails.  Seems to be negotiating his way around the house better and fewer accidents.  He sleeps alot and seems to be losing weight...we're having him tested for diabetes.  But he's also just old.

Garry Moore was my favourite variety show that I only heard, rarely ever got to watch because it was past my bedtime. But my parents watched it and I would listen to it from my bedroom upstairs.  I actually have an autographed copy of Durward Kirby's autobiography.
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« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2004, 03:41:05 PM »

Wouldn't a picture of Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris been more apropos?


Maybe for you, definitely not for me.
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« Reply #164 on: April 28, 2004, 03:41:18 PM »

Does anyone at HHW have the CD soundtrack of the Noel Coward/Mary Martin TV special TOGETHER WITH MUSIC?

I have the 2-LP set, but I never bought it on CD because I think I read somewhere (SHOW MUSIC?) that some numbers had been eliminated to make it fit on one CD? Is this right, or did I hallucinate it?

Matt,

I have that CD but not the LPs, so I can't compare. The notes say "Over 60 minutes of music." There are about 45 selections - some mini. I don't have a CD burner, but I'm sure I can get a copy made. Just let me know - my pleasure.

 
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« Reply #165 on: April 28, 2004, 03:51:03 PM »

Well I am watching MADE IN PARIS with Miss Ann-Margret and hoping she starts doing some dancing soon (choreographed by Benjamin Kritzer's teacher David Winters) because the rest of it is bad, bad, bad.

I love fashion shows in movies - somebody should have broken all of Helen Rose's pencils.  ;D

http://movieline.standard8media.com/reviews/made_in_paris.shtml


Whew!
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« Reply #166 on: April 28, 2004, 03:55:17 PM »

Oh dear, I bought the Lucy MAME cd!  

MR BK - what a trip speaking to Benjamin Kritzer!  Maybe someday someone will use MY name on a book and I can get a t-shirt!

DRCP - remember when Rocky and Bullwinkle went in search of the Kurwood Derby?
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« Reply #167 on: April 28, 2004, 03:58:52 PM »

And you couldn't say "Today was my last time at Todai"...?

Or, "Todai..to die for no more...."
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« Reply #168 on: April 28, 2004, 04:01:46 PM »

Meanwhile, WEHT dear reader Jenny?

(Blushes and waves timidly)

I hate falling off the face of the earth because it's always very embarrassing to return.

Hi.  :)  I missed you guys!  :)

"Hello, Dolly!" has come and gone, and it went very nicely if I may say so myself.  I'm now awfully sick, so I'm attempting to recuperate while not missing any more days of school.  Despite der Brucer and my best efforts, it seems that I will probably be going to summer school for chemistry.  Though I was very upset about this at first, I was just offered a summer internship with American Ballet Theatre (doing stage crew at the Met...pretty darn neat!) that I could accept while still attending summer school, and I plan on applying for a few other internships and evening theatre classes as well, any of which would make the experience significantly less painful.

I don't have much else to say!  A very happy birthday to Joe, and I hope that all is well in the world of HHW.

Ask BK Day: A very simple question.  Which is the second Kritzer book?
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« Reply #169 on: April 28, 2004, 04:02:29 PM »

I want to know what caused the smell in BK's bedroom.

Is it possible that a stray sock died under the dresser?

Or might it be more sinister?  Could an overnight guest have stumbled, on the way out in the early morning hours, and gotten trapped in a hidden compartment within BK's walls?

Maybe...just maybe...BK's entire house is a universal "corn field" for flying and crawling things to be wished into....
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« Reply #170 on: April 28, 2004, 04:08:31 PM »

Charles Pogue I’m glad Cully is maneuvering his way around the house better.  I was thinking about him yesterday, before I read about Kelsey.

Jenny you had a lot to say and it was all interesting.  Congratulations on the internship offer and hope you feel better soon.
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« Reply #171 on: April 28, 2004, 04:08:56 PM »

Uh - oh, be careful what you wish for....A-M just danced and the movie didn't get any better.
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« Reply #172 on: April 28, 2004, 04:10:24 PM »

Happy Birthday to Joe!

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« Reply #173 on: April 28, 2004, 04:25:54 PM »

Yesterday I took a walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon, and this is what I saw:
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« Reply #174 on: April 28, 2004, 04:30:47 PM »

I think elmoore had the right guess - dirty rats in the wall, if you get his meaning.

Jenny, second book is Kritzerland, third is Kritzer Time.
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« Reply #175 on: April 28, 2004, 04:37:46 PM »

But BK, didn't you have something nesting in your chimney?  Any chance that chimney adjoins your bedroom?

Maybe there's a dead rat (or somethin') wedged in the chimney????

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« Reply #176 on: April 28, 2004, 05:01:59 PM »

Well, I know the truth about the Rats in the Walls (a Lovecraft reference), and who they are.  I even know some of them.  To quote a show I love, They Had It Coming!

Now, I have to tell you all that I finished KRITZER TIME this morning, and I didn't want it to end.  I know there are a million biographical novels out there, but BK's collection of eccentrics, nostalgia, comedy, tragedy, loss, despair, and ruminations on the human condition have made these three Kritzer novels (which I really consider one novel published in three installments) the closest thing I've read  to a Dickens novel in a long time, mostly DAVID COPPERFIELD, but I caught a few traces of GREAT EXPECTATIONS as well.  Those of you who have yet to become swept up in the Kritzer saga have much to look forward to.

When I saw THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL in 1979, I knew that I wanted to know and someday work with its talented author.  After reading the Kritzer books, I wish Benjamin had lived in Ohio and been my best friend.   We could have raised hell together.

Thank you, Dear Friend BK.  I look forward to your next.
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« Reply #177 on: April 28, 2004, 05:10:15 PM »

DRMATTH you are right, Janie Russell was "big-boned."  :o
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« Reply #178 on: April 28, 2004, 05:24:53 PM »

Evening all!

Happy Birthday, DR Joe!   May you be blessed with all manner of good things.

My ask BK question:  

When you get a call to do a part, do you find you have to take extra good care of you?  I mean like not get sunburned or a cold or such so you will look “right” for the part?  Or with make-up/special effects, can they make you look normal even if you look like a cooked lobster?

My other question of the day: Tipping.  I spoke with some friends of mine down at work about how much to tip certain people on my trip.  Much to my surprise, they all said their husbands take care of that so they weren’t sure.  Since I somehow managed to miss putting a husband on my list of things to get for the trip, I need ask you trip savvy people, how much should I give the following people:

The guy/gal that is going to pick me and the luggage up and drive me to/form the airport.
The guy/gal who takes my luggage at the airport.
The guy/gal porter at the hotel.
The maid.  And I have several questions about this.
Should I leave money for her every day or just one big tip when I leave?
WHERE do I leave the money?  On the dresser?  Should I put it In an envelope?  Or do I give it directly to her?
How much should I leave her?  
The cabbies.  How much of a tip should I give them?  I think I’ll only be using one cab to/from  the BWW concert at Joes Pub.  Anyone know how far that is from the Milford and how much I should expect to pay in fare and tip?

Is there anyone else I should tip? Besides at the restaurants, I think it’s 10% of the meal there.

Many thanks!

BTW, My Dad used to call grits "Georga Ice Cream".  
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« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2004, 05:30:59 PM »

DRMATTH you are right, Janie Russell was "big-boned."  :o

Those bones could put an eye out!
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