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Re:THE WEDNESDAY THAT FELT LIKE A WEDNESDAY
« Reply #270 on: January 17, 2007, 07:35:20 PM »

Netflix delivered two documentaries to me today (Elmore, are you proud?!)....THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER and BALLETS RUSSES. I will now watch one or the other.
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« Reply #271 on: January 17, 2007, 07:39:18 PM »

After the show, we headed over to the Philly Borders.  The Tower that was caticorner to Borders looks to be a new media superstore, owned by a different chain.

Is that open already?  I thought it wasn't opening until the end of the month.  I think it's operated by FYE, so I don't ecpect that its prices are any better than Borders.
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« Reply #272 on: January 17, 2007, 07:50:32 PM »

And as for "America Idol" in general...

All these "kids" want is fame and fortune.  Without none of the work, sweat, heartache, talent and time that is required for such a lofty goal.

And it's soooooo easy to see that none of these people have ever been to an audition of any sort before they went before Randy, Paula and Simon.  -And the pre-screeners.  None of them have ever been objectively - or subjectively - judged before.  And none of them have ever ASKED for someone to give them their thoughts on their supposed talent.

It boggles the mind.  It still boggles the mind.

I've never watched American Idol, but I've certainly seen this happen elsewhere. There seems to be little understand of how skills and expertise are developed. And, no, college does NOT teach you everything! (I feel a rant coming on...)
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« Reply #273 on: January 17, 2007, 08:08:44 PM »

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« Reply #274 on: January 17, 2007, 08:15:29 PM »

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« Reply #275 on: January 17, 2007, 08:17:00 PM »

Zoiks! No more Beauty and the Beast?
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« Reply #276 on: January 17, 2007, 08:17:41 PM »

Tomovoz, your AustralianGeographic mini-calendar brightens my desk at work.
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« Reply #277 on: January 17, 2007, 08:19:11 PM »

Got home from work in time just for the tail end of Idol. It looked like another freakshow. I can understand the entertainment value, but it gets old pretty quickly for me.

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« Reply #278 on: January 17, 2007, 08:21:17 PM »

MEDIUM

Possible spoilers...


Pretty bad episode if you ask me. It all came so easy for her, for the most part. She just dreamt every bit of the thing. And still all the doubts from the DA, her husband, Scanlon. And none of the kids to brighten things up.
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« Reply #279 on: January 17, 2007, 08:24:20 PM »

I gave up on the documentary. It was rather upsetting and made me queasy.
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« Reply #280 on: January 17, 2007, 08:25:07 PM »

Now I must look for something more Pollyana-ish to watch.
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« Reply #281 on: January 17, 2007, 08:27:28 PM »

One of the biggest award night shocks I ever had.

The 1966 Emmys. THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW had won the Best Comedy Series Emmy for four years in a row and had gone off the air. The heir apparent was universally proclaimed to be GET SMART. Everyone was expecting GET SMART to win that year. Don Adams won Best COmedy Actor, so it seemed a foregone conclusion.

The winner - THE MONKEES.

The next year, THE MONKEES in its second year on the air wasn't even nominated and was canceled at the end of its second year. GET SMART won the 1967 and 1968 awards for Best Comedy Series.
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« Reply #282 on: January 17, 2007, 08:30:10 PM »

MBarnum, I almost forgot you were asking me about Boston Blackie. I may have been the Boston Blackie fan you were wondering about. I used to watch episodes of the TV show on the Nostalgia Network when that was a cable channel.

When were/are the Wheeler and Woolsey films you mentioned. MattH, did you ever get a recording of RIO RITA?
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« Reply #283 on: January 17, 2007, 08:30:48 PM »

I watched last night's SVU to begin my evening of viewing. It was an Ice-T-focused episode, which I generally don't like. However, a detective from Brooklyn worked the case with him, and I liked that detective a lot. I wouldn't mind seeing him become a regular on the show, and if NBC doesn't sign Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay for another season, I could see him being brought in as a replacement.
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« Reply #284 on: January 17, 2007, 08:32:59 PM »


When were/are the Wheeler and Woolsey films you mentioned. MattH, did you ever get a recording of RIO RITA?

RIO RITA was this past Sunday morning at 6 a.m. Yes, indeed, duly watched, recorded, and archived. Did you see it? Do you want a copy if not?
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« Reply #285 on: January 17, 2007, 08:35:29 PM »

I watched more of TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, but I didn't quite get to the end of it (about 15 more minutes remain).

Katharine Hepburn was originally signed to play the leading role. She could have played it, but I wonder who they would have gotten to play the younger version of the aunt in the flashbacks. Hepburn could certainly not have played.

One of the great things about hiring Maggie Smith was that she could be made up to play the old eccentric lady but also take the make-up off and play her as a younger woman.

I love Maggie Smith, but it is a VERY stagy performance.
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« Reply #286 on: January 17, 2007, 08:38:08 PM »

AMERICAN IDOL: well, there were fewer decent singers, but for some reason, I had a better time tonight watching than last night. Some of the backstory pieces last night went on too long. Not so tonight.
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« Reply #287 on: January 17, 2007, 08:40:08 PM »

MEDIUM.

For once, I was ahead of Allison and her figuring it out. I even figured out the proof she could use before she dreamed about it. (Noticed it from a previous flashback.)

When I'm able to piece together the dreams before they do it for me, I know it's only an average episode.
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« Reply #288 on: January 17, 2007, 08:40:41 PM »

ooh! I hoped you'd ask me that! RIO RITA is a W&W I have not seen. Doggone it, I was looking through the channel listings all week and did not run across that. If you can make me a disk of it, I would be most appreciative!!
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« Reply #289 on: January 17, 2007, 08:41:48 PM »

I do not watch American Idol, but I have seen clips on tv. I believe some of the bad singers are encouraged and are told they have talent -- so that they can film them and the world can laugh at them. Honestly, most of those folks have to know they are not singers.
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« Reply #290 on: January 17, 2007, 08:42:28 PM »

We're supposed to get a winter mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain before dawn tomorrow. When I was working, a weather forecast like that would cause me a very sleepless night since I commuted 37 miles to work each day. Would school be called on account of weather? If not, would the roads be passable for ME to get there, and if so, how much extra time would I need to give myself to get there?

Now, I can sleep and not worry about such things. Sheer bliss!
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« Reply #291 on: January 17, 2007, 08:44:19 PM »

ooh! I hoped you'd ask me that! RIO RITA is a W&W I have not seen. Doggone it, I was looking through the channel listings all week and did not run across that. If you can make me a disk of it, I would be most appreciative!!

I knew you were a big fan which was one reason I kept mentioning it last week. I knew there would be one OTHER person here with an interest in such an old film.

I'll burn you one tomorrow and put it in the mail on Friday.
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« Reply #292 on: January 17, 2007, 08:48:58 PM »

I'll have THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY and CSI: NY to watch tomorrow. Will finish TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT tomorrow, too, because I'll need the DVR space to get all the shows that are jammed into the Thursday schedule onto the DVR.
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« Reply #293 on: January 17, 2007, 08:53:17 PM »

I've been here at work too long and now it's time for me to leave.  I have some things recording on the DVR, but I don't know what.  I knew that I was going to stay late tonight (to make up some time from yesterday (and I came in late today ::)), so all is well.  Now...to food!

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« Reply #294 on: January 17, 2007, 08:55:04 PM »

I knew you were a big fan which was one reason I kept mentioning it last week. I knew there would be one OTHER person here with an interest in such an old film.

I'll burn you one tomorrow and put it in the mail on Friday.

You sir, rule. The good news is, because I was on the lookout for it, I found ADVANCE TO THE REAR, which was on way early one morning, and I never would have known that otherwise.

RIO RITA will put me one step closer to my goal of seeing every Wheeler and Woolsey film. The film that followed it, THE CUCKOOS is quite good, and similarly has some technicolor bits thrown in there.
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« Reply #295 on: January 17, 2007, 08:56:46 PM »

JoseS, you know what we haven't gotten at work? The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. And I am anxious to see one and see if you are in there.
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« Reply #296 on: January 17, 2007, 08:58:49 PM »

So, did any "Survivor" fans happen to catch "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" tonight?  Well, at least the previews for next week's episode.  It seems the cat is "out" of the bag for one of the contestants from this past season.  ;)

-And his photo shoot was/is HOT!!!!![/color][/b]
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« Reply #297 on: January 17, 2007, 09:00:19 PM »

Questions for BK:
1. Why does the Kritzerland site not have any info for upcoming releases?

2. What is the correct pronunciation of "Kritzerland"? Like Disneyland or rhyming with Switzerland?
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« Reply #298 on: January 17, 2007, 09:00:30 PM »

JoseS, you know what we haven't gotten at work? The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. And I am anxious to see one and see if you are in there.

I am indeed in last year's yearbook!  "Look, Ma!  I'm in an Index!!!"

;)

*And thanks to a Borders Reward coupon, I got it for 30% off list price!  PLUS I used my personal shopping day!  ;D
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« Reply #299 on: January 17, 2007, 09:02:03 PM »

JoseS, you know what we haven't gotten at work? The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. And I am anxious to see one and see if you are in there.

I'm surprised you haven't gotten one yet.  They came out a few months ago.  Hmm.. ???
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