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« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2007, 07:35:25 AM »

My favorite FISH OPERA

Porgy & Bass
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« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2007, 07:35:26 AM »

I think the movie, "Sunrise" is absolutley brilliiat and is way ahead of its time.

National coming Out day is not until the 1tth--  that is also Sugar's birthday,so I know this one.

But today is the 11th  ???
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« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2007, 07:36:33 AM »

Darn!  Did I miss a "poutine on a Ritz" joke?

DR FJL - I've never know you to miss a joke.  Or a trick.   ;)
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« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2007, 07:36:36 AM »

Favorite Board Game:

Clue
Monopoly
Scrabble
Trivial Prusuit. (I used to play with one of guys who invented the game.)
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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2007, 07:37:27 AM »

As for National Coming Out Day.

I do have to go out to the bank and then to work.

Does that count?
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« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2007, 07:37:49 AM »

If JOURNEYMAN's ratings continue to sink (it's down in the territory where STUDIO 60 ended up last year in terms of audience numbers), I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see NBC yank it and put MEDIUM here instead of waiting for the midseason SUnday night at 10 slot that now have it penciled-in for.
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« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2007, 07:39:17 AM »

Favorite board games:

CAREERS
CLUE
backgammon

I've never enjoyed Parchesi or Chinese Checkers.
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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2007, 07:42:22 AM »

I didn't start playing Candy Land until I was a teenager in high school! A neighborhood friend's much younger brother loved it but his brother (my age) wouldn't play with him, so I'd go down there every afternoon after school and play Candy Land for an hour.

Also loved two off-the-wall board games which were of their time but didn't make history (like Monopoly):

77 SUNSET STRIP
DISNEYLAND

I played Disneyland at a friend's birthday party when I was 7 or 8, and I was so enraptured by it that I begged my mother to PLEASE take me to a toy store after the party so we could buy it. Yes, I guess I was spoiled but she did it, and we played a bunch of games with the family that night. I was in sheer heaven.
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2007, 07:43:00 AM »

My dear father used to enjoy ponderous obscure strategy games that took longer to learn how to play than they did to actually play.  And surprisingly, he had a difficult time finding people willing to try!  :)
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« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2007, 07:45:22 AM »

Looking forward tonight to UGLY BETTY and GREY'S ANATOMY. Both shows were superb last week, and I can't wait to see their next serialized adventures.

Of course, SMALLVILLE, the NBC comedies, and CSI will also get recorded.
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« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2007, 07:45:27 AM »

Hey, gang! I'm an old-time Kimlet/Hainesie who has been away for far too long. Don't know if I'll be able to drop in on a regular basis, but wanted to at least give a quick wave and say "hi!"

As for today's topic of discussion (remember the topic of discussion?): I've been turning into a Scrabble addict (one of my colleagues is a former nationally top-rated player), and that's about it. I love chess in theory, but am far too frustrated trying to get past the most basic concepts. I used to love Monopoly, but haven't played in centuries. With the little one now 2 years old, I expect that Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders are in my future....

DR Elan, it's good to see you!  How's the baby?
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« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2007, 07:46:42 AM »

Love the song of the day:

From milwaukee mister fritz
Often dines me at the ritz
Mister fritz invented schlitz and schlitz must pay

Sing that fast three times!!

DR JRand57, that's the laundered lyric in the vocal score.  The original is
Mister Fritz is full of Schlitz and full of play
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« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2007, 07:47:21 AM »

How about
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« Reply #73 on: October 11, 2007, 07:47:33 AM »

But today is the 11th  ???

DR Kerry lost a couple of days this week.
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« Reply #74 on: October 11, 2007, 07:48:07 AM »

Yes, DR der Brucer, I do love actor Jonathan Togo (not in a lustful way; my tastes go for much burlier guys than Jonathan) on CSI: MIAMI, and I was infuriated with the out-of-the-blue gambling addiction they foisted on his character last year. Had the writers forgotten how he was a by-the-book (almost anal retentive) serious cop in his introduction to the show in the third season? This seemed completely out of character and a wrench thrown into the series' playbook just to stir things up.
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« Reply #75 on: October 11, 2007, 07:48:12 AM »

But today is the 11th  ???

DR Kerry, get off the meds!
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« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2007, 07:48:42 AM »

I am not smart enough for board games. Or maybe I don't have the attention span. Or maybe I just don't like rules.
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« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2007, 07:49:35 AM »

How about
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Being the nervous type, I'm sure I would be terrible at this game, but I've always wanted to try. Can you believe I've never played it?
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« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2007, 07:50:32 AM »

A TENSION SPAN - a possible title for a book about theatre festivals, perhaps?  :)
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« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2007, 07:55:20 AM »

Today, for National Coming Out Day, my company is sponsoring a lunchtime seminar hosted by Kenji Yoshino, professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law School.

In his new book COVERING: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights,Yoshino presents a new way of thinking about civil rights. Why do we let the pressures of society force us to “cover,” to tone down an aspect of our personality so we fit in with the mainstream? Who decides what is and isn’t socially acceptable? And, in a culture that often unfairly demands conformity, how can we present our authentic selves? Fusing legal manifesto with his own personal story, Yoshino throws down the gauntlet for a new paradigm of civil rights.

Sounds interesting. You'll give us a recap, Sing?
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« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2007, 07:58:28 AM »

Good morning, everyone.

TOD:
I used to enjoy playing Monopoly and Clue. There was a game called Life, too, which I played for a while. Never heard of some of the others mentioned here.
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« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2007, 08:00:21 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up...  And that's really all I can think of to write in this post.
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« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2007, 08:04:05 AM »

And I'm heading down now to clean up for lunch out with friends later.

WBBL.
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« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2007, 08:05:18 AM »

As for the Topic of the Day...

Monopoly - Although, I always ended up playing by "house rules", so the game never went on that long.  It wasn't until years(!) later when I read the real rules, the ones in the box that I realized just how long a game could go on.  And on.  And on.  And on.  (-I'll leave the last one for Liz Callaway.)

Parcheesi - I actually liked Parcheesi.

Checkers, Chess - Never understood Backgammon.

And what was the game with the little "dice bubble" in the middle of the board?  I liked playing that too.
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« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2007, 08:05:34 AM »


If you don't know it, you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to see it.  It's one of cinema's great serious fantasies, and it stars David Niven and Kim Hunter.

It is a 1946 Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger film.

It's not currently available on video, and infrequent airings on TV are the only other source for it of which I know.

[A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH]

Ron, it's available. Amazon has it. So does my local video store, as I've rented it from them. And I certainly agree that it's a classic and should be seen.
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« Reply #85 on: October 11, 2007, 08:08:08 AM »

TOD -

Careers
Go to the Head of the Class
Barbie:  Queen of the Prom

I still have those - anyone up for a game or two?
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« Reply #86 on: October 11, 2007, 08:09:16 AM »

OH! It was POP-O-MATIC TROUBLE!

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« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2007, 08:10:26 AM »

Barbie:  Queen of the Prom

I still have those - anyone up for a game or two?

I think you may find several willing participants here!   :)
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« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2007, 08:11:00 AM »

Sounds interesting. You'll give us a recap, Sing?

Sure, if you think anyone would be interested.
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