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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2009, 05:45:53 AM »

Actor Clarence Swensen dies

Performer played a Munchkin in 'Wizard of Oz'

Clarence Swensen, who played a Munchkin soldier in the "The Wizard of Oz," died Feb. 25 in Pflugerville, Texas. He was 91.

He had being in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2005, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

In the late 1930s, Swensen joined The Stanley R. Graham All Midget Circus troupe, which performed at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. It eventually led to an offer from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to play a Munchkin, earning a salary of $700.

Swensen had regularly attended Wizard of Oz festivals. He was among seven of the surviving actors who played the inhabitants of Munchkinland present when the Munchkins received a collective star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna and three daughters.
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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2009, 05:46:40 AM »

I don't have a headache but I'm cranky also
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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2009, 05:46:56 AM »

I'm not listening to anything right now.

I have no plans for this evening, tomorrow or Sunday. Although tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful "Spring" day (although Spring is still two weeks away) so I will most likely be out and about. I may take a long walk, maybe up to Central Park or down to Battery Park City instead of riding the exercise bike.

I have to go to midtown to the Credit Union on my lunch hour.

I don't know what I will do about lunch.

Wow, this is just like tweeting only I'm not on a phone. And these would be single posts (since they are under 140 characters).

DR Ben, do you tweet?  I'm @Blueskyfox.
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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2009, 05:46:57 AM »

No word on the database.
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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2009, 05:48:16 AM »

Actually, I don't tweet only because most people do it on their phones and I have a pay as you go cell phone and the text feature is clunky and expensive so I don't use it. I know I could tweet from a computer but that makes it hard to tweet if you're out and about.
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« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2009, 05:49:02 AM »

And the word of the day is: CLOU!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I'M THE GREATEST STAR
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« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2009, 05:51:57 AM »

And the word of the day is: CLOU!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I'M THE GREATEST STAR

I guess it also means somthing besides a Czech rock band.

CLOU: nail, stud, boil, highlight/star attraction

NOUN: A major point of interest, or a central idea.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French clou (nail), from Latin (clavus).

USAGE:
"Day four. Open introduction. 'Penelope is the clou of the book'." Description by James Joyce in describing his book Ulysses
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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2009, 05:54:04 AM »

Well, my fun is over. The database seems to be back up
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2009, 06:06:00 AM »

May- the- meeting-be-not-so-bad vibes for Ben
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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2009, 06:06:23 AM »

Anti-cranky vibes to them what needs 'em
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2009, 06:07:01 AM »

FOR BK

I put the 14 songs you have mentioned over last few days into an IPod Playlist

Below is the order I put them in.

I tried to open and close the playlist with two "big" upbeat selections. I tried not to put two ballads or Liz Callaway's cuts one after another. From tracks 5-12 did three upbeats and then a ballad. And tried to use the same kind of songs for 1 & 14  and 2 & 13

If you were to put these 14 songs on a CD what order would you put them and why?

1) Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking
2) Joey, Joey, Joey
3) If You Haven't Got An Ear For Music
4) What Can You Lose?
5) It's A Lovely Day For A Walk
6) Song Of The Pirates/The Elegant Captain Hook
7) Impossible/Suddenly It Happens
8) Too Happy Dancing
9) Nothing More To Say
10) What's New Pussycat?
11) You're Just In Love
12) Evening Star
13) Multitudes of Amy
14) You Can Fly/I'm Flying
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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2009, 06:07:47 AM »

I rather be a hammer than a clou.
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2009, 06:08:13 AM »

I have a headache and I'm cranky.

Then sit next to me!    :)
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2009, 06:08:44 AM »

It is interest when you put 8 and ) you get a smiley!!!

8)
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« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2009, 06:10:18 AM »

I had to attend a business dinner last night between work and choir rehearsal.

I did not know that my boss's boss had a mouth like a stevedore when she's had a bit much to drink.   ::)
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« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2009, 06:11:20 AM »

MEdia Chaeck:

iPod:  THE SONGS OF NEW YORK and U2's NO LINE ON THE HORIZON (which thus far does live up to its hype)

Tivo:  MARIUS from TCM last night.

DVD:  nothing in particular...
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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2009, 06:11:36 AM »

Like to mention that Somewhere Over the Rainbow was also musically quoted in the Flying instrumental break.

I also think Susan Egan did a great job with the songs
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« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2009, 06:12:42 AM »

DR Michael S., if you are in the "reply" box creating a message, you can point your cursor at each smiley option to see the keyboard sequence required to create each one.
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2009, 06:13:29 AM »

Oh, so many set-up lines here this morning that I don't know where to begin...
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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2009, 06:14:08 AM »

I rather be a hammer than a clou.

The Clou That Broke the Plains...
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« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2009, 06:14:19 AM »

did not get up in time to read today's notes.  headache and cranky, sounds good to me.  glad it's Friday and the weekend. will try again after work.
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« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2009, 06:14:58 AM »

Oh, so many set-up lines here this morning that I don't know where to begin...

We live to serve!      :-*
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« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2009, 06:16:53 AM »

We serve to live!    :)
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« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:09 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm taking advantage of the free breakfast.
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« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:19 AM »

We learn to sieve.
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« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:21 AM »

DR Sam--I never did get around to welcoming you yesterday so--

! ! ! ! !  WELCOME TO BRAND SPANKING NEW DR SAM  ! ! ! ! !
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« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:21 AM »

Good morning, all! My morning is tied up with BABES IN TOYLAND libretto annotations and my afternoon session with Mr Frank Loesser.

BK, I feel like my life is flashing before my eyes with your notes! I really am enjoying them quite a lot, and I'm sorry the fairy tale albums didn't continue: I really wanted to do an ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Chris Durang wanted to be the White Rabbit. I love the image of you singing the flying ballet into a pay phone! I am so looking forward to the next Hoffstetter mystery as much as ANYA.

TOD:
   DVD: I just got three Netflix discs: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and two others, THE GREAT WALTZ with Patrice Munsel, MAHAGONNY with Patti Lupone
    CD:  Guy Haines, The New Moon, Leave It To Jane, Offenbach Entre Nous
    VCR: short art films
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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:31 AM »

Saw a British/Irish film earlier in the week called 9 Dead Gay Guys. The synopsis in Netflix made it sound like a very funny comedy.

Well it was a comedy but not a laugh out loud comedy. Also they seemed to abandon the concept of the story as it was described in the synopsis. Somewhere in the middle of the film they took a right turn and dumped the concept and ended the story abruptly as if they ran out money and had to wind up the plot rather quickly.
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« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2009, 06:17:53 AM »

I'm taking advantage of the free breakfast.

Just don't let it take advantage of you.
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« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2009, 06:19:14 AM »

Good morning, all! My morning is tied up with BABES IN TOYLAND libretto annotations and my afternoon session with Mr Frank Loesser.

TOD:
   DVD: I just got three Netflix discs: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and two others, THE GREAT WALTZ with Patrice Munsel, MAHAGONNY with Patti Lupone

Wasn't Mahagonny a movie with Diana Ross?  ;D
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