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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2009, 09:25:42 PM »

As for the Topic of the Day...

I remember coming up to The City with my cousin, Richard, and his family when I was 11 or 12-years old.  I think it was just for a long weekend.  We drove up.  I remember...

-The squeegee guys "attacking" their car as soon as we hit the Lincoln Tunnel.  -Do the squegee guys even exist anymore?
-We stayed with one of Richard's aunts who lived in Queens.  Her house was right by one of the elevated subway tracks.  The first night, both Richard and I got a little freaked out the first time we started hearing things rattling and shaking.  We then realized it was all the knick-knacks rattling each time a train passed.
-We took the train to the Statue of Liberty, but didn't realized and didn't understand that we had to be in the first four cars of the train in order to get out at the station.  As soon as we noticed that the train was changing directions, well...
-There was also one of those "classic" subway moments: Three of us got onto a train... And then the doors started to close... while three others were still on the platform.  Thankfully, one of the aunts was on the train, and one was on the platform, so we just got off at the next station, grabbed the next train back uptown, and rejoined our group.  But I still remember the look of "horror" on their face - and my face - as the doors closed and the train started to move.
-I also remember Richard and I cracking up while we were watching TV.  It was a "Hungry Jack" commercial.  Mother rang the dinner bell, then one son ran up onto the porch, opened the screen door, then ran into the house.  Then the next son - who was older and bigger - ran up onto the porch, opened the screen door and and ran into house.  Then the oldest - and biggest - son ran up the porch, through the screen door, and into the house.  -We just kept laughing and laughing and laughing.
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2009, 09:25:55 PM »

Getting-through-it congrats to JMK.
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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2009, 09:32:50 PM »

So much for trying to sleep - I think it's the fact that for me it's still nine-thirty.  I'm sure I'll fall asleep at some point soon.
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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2009, 09:38:35 PM »

I could call you and recite THE PRODUCERS if you think that would help.
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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2009, 09:47:32 PM »

The first time I was in NYC was, I believe, in 1973.  I stayed at the Warwick.

I was doing publicity for a company (partially owned by actor Gary Lockwood) that made hang-gliders.  I'd booked Gary on "What's My Line?" and was there to see that everything went okay.

Also, my first book was about to be published by a company in NJ, so while I was in town, I took the train down there for a meeting.

One thing that I do remember is that the town was full of hookers.  You could not walk down the street without being propositioned every 2 minutes.

Another thing: I went to the Radio City Music Hall; saw the Rockettes. 

There is nothing like your first visit to NYC.
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2009, 09:49:05 PM »

BK,

I thought that THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD was fun.

Did you enjoy it?
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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2009, 10:07:13 PM »

I could call you and recite THE PRODUCERS if you think that would help.

I'm guess I'm "lucky" that whenever I finish a show - basically right after the final cut-off - the show tends to leave my mind.  Yes, occasionally, some snippet will go round and round in my head, but for the most part, I'm able to leave "it" at the theatre.  I believe it's a result of all the audition playing I do, sort of like a defense mechanism. ;)
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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2009, 10:08:50 PM »

I can't watch movies on planes.  Guess I'll try to get some shut-eye now.
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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2009, 10:11:22 PM »

Here's a little "momento" from my friend Daniel's trip to NYC this weekend... :)

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« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2009, 10:17:36 PM »

bk - WiFi on planes is only available on certain airlines, and on certain routes.  -And you have to pay extra for it.  Virgin Airlines' fleet is now WiFi-equipped.  JerBlue is scheduled to start rolling out their WiFi service throughout next year.
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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2009, 10:21:43 PM »

And...

Goodnight.
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« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2009, 11:13:07 PM »

Wonderful picture, DR Jose!
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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2009, 11:13:23 PM »

Just saying goodnight.

Happy Monday. :)
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2009, 11:13:34 PM »

DR Jose, very sorry about your godfather.

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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2009, 11:14:02 PM »

DR Cillaliz, what terrible news about your friend's husband.  :-\
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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2009, 11:14:28 PM »

I suppose I should also say good morning, since these are Monday's posts.
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« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2009, 11:15:17 PM »

Yes, dear Cillaliz, terrible news.
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« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2009, 11:19:16 PM »

And to add to the other's sad news, my friend Mustafa learned that his cousin and his cousin's wife (who was 7 months pregnant) were both killed in the bombing at the Iraq Foreign Ministry Center last Wednesday, where they both worked.

The couple had just been transferred back to Baghdad from Brussel's due to the husband's promotion, and they were expecting their first child.

Mustafa's brother, Achmed, who visited here last year, used to work at this same building but had been transferred to Moscow several months ago, fortunately.
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« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2009, 03:02:41 AM »

Hate to break it to you Bruce but fruit has calories. There are no non-caloric fruits.
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« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2009, 03:07:13 AM »

Michael,

One song, Touch and Go is on the Original Cast Recording but it was not in the show, according to all information it had been cut but they recorded it anyway.

The other two songs added were

Don’t Let a Good Thing Get Away

and

Where You Are

They cut

The Pleasure's About to Be Mine

A Little Investigation

Rich Is Better

Just for the Moment
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« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2009, 03:09:14 AM »

It's 5:55am and I have to wash the bowl and the coffee cup then shower and mosey over to the office.

If all went well I will have my desk back and I will spend the morning putting things back together.

After work I plan on visiting an  obscure location where an odd crew of rarely seen creatures hang out. They are commonly called HHWs.
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« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2009, 03:09:27 AM »

Bye for now.
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« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2009, 03:28:06 AM »

DR MBarnum - I am so very sorry to hear about Mustafa's loss.
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« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2009, 03:29:33 AM »

***VIBES OF COMFORT***
for the DH of DR Cillaliz's best friend, and his family
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« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2009, 03:30:31 AM »

***PT VIBES***
for DR Matt H. this morning!!
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« Reply #55 on: August 24, 2009, 03:38:21 AM »

TOD:

The first NYC visit that I remember was in 1971.  I was eight, and we'd just moved to Connecticut from Los Angeles.  I think we had dinner, but what I remember most is walking around with my family, looking at all of the holiday window displays.
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« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2009, 03:40:12 AM »

-Do the squeegee guys even exist anymore?

Not really.  Giuliani cracked down on them as mayor during his "quality of life" campaign.  And so far, I haven't seen their return.
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« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2009, 04:58:18 AM »

Michael,

One song, Touch and Go is on the Original Cast Recording but it was not in the show, according to all information it had been cut but they recorded it anyway.

The other two songs added were

Don’t Let a Good Thing Get Away

and

Where You Are

They cut

The Pleasure's About to Be Mine

A Little Investigation

Rich Is Better

Just for the Moment

Thanks for the info
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« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2009, 05:22:16 AM »

jose - so sorry bout your news.
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« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2009, 05:22:44 AM »

Comfort vibes to Cilla's friends.
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