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« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2006, 10:44:29 AM »

...we did pick out an assortment of holiday crafts to make.  

Don't get me started on "holiday crafts". My daughter has decided that simply putting out milk and cookies for Santa is too commonplace. She has decided that the kids should put out "Magical Reindeer Food (MRF)"! She has decided to expand this "tradition" to include many family relatives and potential cub scouts, etc. The only trick is this: since the "MRF" is scattered on the lawn, it must be biodegradable (and edible for birds, etc.)! And she wants little glassine pouches she can fill with the food and staple to a card to give to the other kids. (Dummy me would stick with sandwich bags!) I did find a bunch of stuff - sparkling sugar crystals, sprinkles shaped like pine tress, red and green confetti (edible), rolled oats, green and red Tic-Tacs, etc. I even found some bags (Picture me in Michael's, holding up a bag of confetti stapled to a cardboard label, explaining that I don't want "this", I want to buy empty bags , like this - well, it worked!)  I told DD that I had procured a bunch of ingredients for her MRF. she was a bit taken aback - "I didn't want you to buy anything, just to shop and tell me about stuff so I could decide what I wanted. (She would mull over the data and decide three weeks later two days before Christmas that she needed the stuff yesterday.) I informed her that whatever she didn't want, I could return. She doesn't get the fact that it is easier to buy as I shop, and return the unwanted items then it is to shop, take, notes, then return to the stores (and find they're sold out) later.

I also scored, to my mind another shopping coup. Steve's Super G was selling all their remaining Halloween costumes at 95% off! I got Vampire suits (scarlet shirt with high color and long sleeves, mask, and full length black cape) for $5.00 Got a Ninja suit with tunic, belt and sword for $3.75. I even found a vampire suit that has a small hand operated pump you can squeeze and make false blood flow over the face mask! Heck, the Grandlads can have fun with this even if it isn't Oct.

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« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2006, 10:49:52 AM »

The BLAME GAME:

There is a scene in The Mentor when a young couple is having a spat; the lass spits out "I may be the younger one in this relationship, but you're the child". The guy reacts with a sarcastic "Bravo" accompanied by a few hand-claps. The problem is the camera is close up on her for her lines, and we hear the first hand clap right before she finishes and we cut to him .

Blame the editor?

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And I guess blame the director for letting my mind "free" to notice such triviality!
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« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2006, 10:58:51 AM »

The temps are dropping.  Yesterday was still fairly nice.  I like it best when the snow stays on the mountains.
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« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2006, 10:59:55 AM »

TPunk-Lucky folks that will receive a gift from you.  Have fun making them.
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« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2006, 11:08:17 AM »

I am now curious about the arrangements (business, not artistic) for this Film Festival. They have Government, Foundation and Business sponsorships. They are charging $8.50 a ticket, even for the afternoon showings. They had sold out 27 showings as of last night. Two of the shows we saw were not sold out, but only had a handful of seats left. If every visitor only bought one ticket, they would have a week-end gate of well over $250,000!

I know the Festival does a lot of good work in the community - but just wonder how much of the loot finds its way back to the film creators? The Festival organization itself seems to be going great guns - they have full time year-round paid staff and are in the process of starting a building fund to erect a permanent facility to house their offices and film collections.

I must also comment that the entire Festival was one of the best organized events I have attended in many a moon (due in no small part to the host of volunteers at work.) They had taken over most of the 16 stage theatre complex and there was ample free parking.

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« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2006, 11:11:37 AM »

The temps are dropping.  Yesterday was still fairly nice.  I like it best when the snow stays on the mountains.



This scene needs a dog, or a horse, or a couple on a picnic blanket.

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« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2006, 11:17:43 AM »

Back from a jog - difficult again, but, you know, we do it.  Have the other little business thing to do at twelve-thirty, which I'm hoping won't take more than thirty minutes, then I'm FREE.
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« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2006, 11:20:33 AM »

It takes all kinds. I guess. The following bit was posted by an ex-Reagan Republican, now Kerry/Dean Democrat:

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What's going on in Iraq right now is sectarian violence between rival Moslem sects.  The more of each other they kill without our help the better.  It has always been that way with the Moslem hordes -- population thinning eventually quiets them down and they go back to lying, cheating, and stealing in their traditional bronze age ways.

I sure hope this isn't the new face of Liberalism!

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« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2006, 11:24:18 AM »

Many of us have learned the hard way with long postings that have been lost - before you push "post" it is best to highlight the post and do a control C (or whatever your shortcut is to cut-and-paste) - then if you lose it, it's just a simple control V and it's back.

But of course, some of us don't always remember to do this. ::)

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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2006, 11:26:06 AM »

I'm off to my sister's to do more house stuff. :P

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« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2006, 11:36:32 AM »

... to do more house stuff. :P


Like berating co-workers and popping Vicodin ;D

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« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2006, 11:37:16 AM »

Great Halloween buys, DR derBRUCER.

I am watching one of my favorite movies EVER....recognize the quote:

Reading: "Do you find the idea of wifeswapping distateful?" (beat)  I find the question distateful.
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« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2006, 11:38:12 AM »

Years and years ago I read a book on editing and one writer said that it was not unusual to make an editing cut in the middle of a motion or sound so as to make the edit less jarring visually.
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« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2006, 11:38:33 AM »

I'm off to my sister's to do more house stuff. :P

;D

More doorknobs?  ;D
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« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2006, 11:39:30 AM »

 Basil Poledouris

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LOS ANGELES — Basil Poledouris, who composed the Emmy-winning score for the 1989 television miniseries "Lonesome Dove" and the opening fanfare for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, has died. He was 61.

Poledouris died of cancer on Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, according to Hanna Pantle, a spokeswoman for the performing rights organization BMI.

In the 1980s and 1990s, his rousing orchestral scores added heft to a raft of thrillers, including "Starship Troopers" and "The Hunt for Red October" as well as romantic features such as "Les Miserables" and "The Blue Lagoon."

In all, he composed for more than 80 movies and TV shows.

"He was one of the truly great movie composers. His music had tremendous emotion, a certain kind of nobility," director John Milius told the Los Angeles Times.

Milius hired his surfing buddy and University of Southern California classmate to score several movies, including "Conan the Barbarian" and "Red Dawn."

Last summer, Poledouris directed a concert version of the 1982 "Conan" score at a film music conference in Ubeda, Spain. He considered the experience a career highlight, said Doreen Ringer Ross, a BMI vice president who worked with him more than 20 years.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Poledouris grew up in Garden Grove. He took film scoring classes at USC from famed film composer Miklos Rozsa. He scored more than 100 educational films before breaking into features.
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« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2006, 11:51:18 AM »

I only do the cut and paste save thing when it's a long post.  
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« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2006, 12:16:15 PM »

Great Halloween buys, DR derBRUCER.

I am watching one of my favorite movies EVER....recognize the quote:

Reading: "Do you find the idea of wifeswapping distateful?" (beat)  I find the question distateful.

Is Cat Stevens in the background?

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« Reply #77 on: November 12, 2006, 12:34:11 PM »

Great Halloween buys, DR derBRUCER.

I am watching one of my favorite movies EVER....recognize the quote:

Reading: "Do you find the idea of wifeswapping distateful?" (beat)  I find the question distateful.

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The birds.

I love them so much.

They are the only wildlife
I get to see any more.

Ah, me, free as a bird.

At one time, I used to break into
pet shops to liberate the canaries

but I decided that was an idea
way before its time.

Zoos are full,
prisons are overflowing.

Oh, my, how the world still...
dearly loves a cage.

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« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2006, 12:44:51 PM »

Is Cat Stevens in the background?

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Yes he is.   ;D

I saw this movie on a double bill with Judge Roy Bean one Saturday evening at the CenterBrook drivein in 1970.  I went back every night for the next six (until they changed the bill) to see it....usually taking a different person with me.  Although my brother Dane saw it a couple of times (it was summer time, no school).

One of my favorites...then and NOW.  :D
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« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2006, 12:45:27 PM »



Baldessari’s tongue-in-cheek artwork shows how not to compose an image.
(LACMA)

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« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2006, 12:48:01 PM »

Yes he is.   ;D

I saw this movie on a double bill with Judge Roy Bean one Saturday evening at the CenterBrook drivein in 1970.  I went back every night for the next six (until they changed the bill) to see it....usually taking a different person with me.  Although my brother Dane saw it a couple of times (it was summer time, no school).

One of my favorites...then and NOW.  :D

They showed it while back on Cable - I still have it on our DVR - I hope I can get Woody to watch it.

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« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2006, 01:15:28 PM »

Back from a jog - difficult again, but, you know, we do it.  Have the other little business thing to do at twelve-thirty, which I'm hoping won't take more than thirty minutes, then I'm FREE.
Mr. Bruce, I'm wondering if you can still bust a move like you did in FNM.
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« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2006, 01:22:49 PM »

I had a full afternoon of video and TV watching.

I began with CSI: NY, the last episode on the disc in the player. This one featured two murders: a woman in a building's water tower and the other a man hanging in a playground with a swing chain.

I only vaguely remembered having seen the episode before (obviously only once) and had no memory of the identity of either of the killers. Excellent mystery.
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« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2006, 01:24:27 PM »

Love those fall photographs. Keep 'em comin'!
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« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2006, 01:25:30 PM »

Mr. Bruce, I'm wondering if you can still bust a move like you did in FNM.

But of course.
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« Reply #85 on: November 12, 2006, 01:25:46 PM »

Bought a new computer yesterday.

Exciting news isn't it!  ;D
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« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2006, 01:25:54 PM »

Next, I finished VANISHED that I had begun on Friday evening before my company arrived. I was about 25 minutes into the show, but since the scene didn't come immediately back to me, I backed the DVR back a few minutes to get into what was happening.

Finally had some more revelations about the motive behind the kidnapping - very interesting.
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« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2006, 01:27:32 PM »

Bought a new computer yesterday.

Exciting news isn't it!  ;D

It would be if you told us more about it. Desktop? Laptop? PC or Mac? flatscreen monitor or traditional CRT?

Did your other computer die or did you just want to upgrade?
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« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2006, 01:29:27 PM »

Next came Thursday's night's SUPERNATURAL. What better show to feature guest star Linda Blair? And special guest star Jason Gedrick is always very easy on the eyes.

The show had two or three genuine scares, and it held my attention throughout. Very creepy episode with nods to other famous fright shows like THE SHINING and THE EXORCIST.
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« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2006, 01:30:24 PM »

LAW & ORDER had a story based on the "Girls Gone Wild" video franchise. Interesting rape and murder case with a surprise verdict. At least, it took me by surprise.
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