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« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2009, 06:57:55 AM »

Media check:

DVD:
Some Japanese noir courtesy of MattH!!!! Thanks Matt!!!!!

DVR:
Episodes of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT and an episode of KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE

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A new album by Ghazal singer Anup Jalota
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« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2009, 06:58:15 AM »

Thanks for the test vibes.  This is all very routine.  Bye for now!
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« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2009, 07:00:06 AM »

Page 3 Doug McClure, Carolyn Kearney, and Gary Clarke dance!




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« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2009, 07:04:35 AM »

Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

The studios used to do that all the time; take a plot from one film and stick it in a different setting.  HIGH SIERRA was remade as a western, COLORADO TERRITORY w/Joel McCrea, as was THE ROARING TWENTIES, as SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS w/McCrea.  KID GALAHAD was remade as a circus movie, THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT. 

It goes on and on.

I wrote a book back in the 1970s that dealt with remakes, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM.  It's long out-of-print, but if you can find a copy on-line, you might find it interesting.
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« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2009, 07:06:10 AM »

Last night I watched THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT on TCM, a strange little Warner Brothers' flick that starts out as a buddy movie with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart but then turns into a potboiler once Ida Lupino enters the scene.  What is truly bizarre is that the makers completely lifted a murder plot from an earlier Bette Davis movie (almost duplicated shot-by-shot) and plunked it into this film.  Has any other movie ever done this kind of thing?

The studios used to do that all the time; take a plot from one film and stick it in a different setting.  HIGH SIERRA was remade as a western, COLORADO TERRITORY w/Joel McCrea, as was THE ROARING TWENTIES, as SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS w/McCrea.  KID GALAHAD was remade as a circus movie, THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT. 

It goes on and on.

I wrote a book back in the 1970s that dealt with remakes, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM.  It's long out-of-print, but if you can find a copy on-line, you might find it interesting.

THanks, DR Druxy--I think I will look for that on eBay now.
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« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2009, 07:17:10 AM »

A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?
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« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2009, 07:41:39 AM »

Hip hip and hooray! I have a room for Monday night at the Capitol Hill Suites. One more bit of angst off my back.
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« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2009, 07:51:39 AM »

That's one less thing to worry about, Elmore.
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« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2009, 08:01:32 AM »

A question for the Mac users:

Are we supposed to go buy this new snow leopard thing? What happens if you don't?

I'm wondering the same thing.
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« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2009, 08:05:14 AM »

That's one less thing to worry about, Elmore.

Now if we can solve the mystery of what's going on with the LoC financial problems. There's been a flareup this morning and not from me, for a change!
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« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2009, 08:14:24 AM »

DRs Druxy and Laura - I don't know a thing about Macs.  However, the NY Times tech columnist, David Pogue, really likes the new Snow Leopard. (HERE)

And really, for $30, how can you go wrong?
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« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2009, 08:19:25 AM »

But I haven't even learned the old one yet.
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« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2009, 08:30:57 AM »

Then you will have even MORE gadgets and doodads that you don't know how to use!!        :)
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« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2009, 08:36:28 AM »

I don't use a Mac but you do not have to purchase the software. It's just an upgrade of the current operating system. Apparently they have trimmed it down (out of the ordinary for a technical company) and it is supposed to run faster and take up less room on your hard drive. It's supposed to be an excellent upgrade (even if he wasn't so cute I would still trust David Pogue  ;)) but if you're happy with what you have there is no reason to spend even $30 upgrading. Pogue (not CP) does mention that there are some programs which don't work as well with Snow Leopard but those kinks should be ironed out as time goes by.

BTW Macolytes, this is not intended to be a Mac bashing post at all. I feel this way about software in general. If you're happy with what you have (Windows or Microsoft) you don't have to buy something new. Our photo editing program is from 1996 and it works beautifully. I stopped using Norton virus software because it became a huge bloated unreliable mess.

It's all marketing, making you think that if you don't have this your life will be less worth living. I don't think so.
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« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2009, 08:42:38 AM »

DRs Druxy and Laura - I don't know a thing about Macs.  However, the NY Times tech columnist, David Pogue, really likes the new Snow Leopard. (HERE)

And really, for $30, how can you go wrong?

Yentl.
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« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2009, 08:51:20 AM »

I stopped using Norton virus software because it became a huge bloated unreliable mess.

I'll second that!       
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« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2009, 08:52:12 AM »

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« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2009, 08:52:31 AM »

It's pretty much the same thing with PC users and the soon-to-arrive Windows 7.  Microsoft has pretty much been pushing this upgrade as a cure-all for Vista.  The thing is, I like Vista and I haven't had one single problem with it once I learned where everything is.  I don't want to spend $220 just to have an all-new learning curve.
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« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2009, 08:52:44 AM »

DR JMK, can you hear me??          :)
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« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2009, 09:03:07 AM »

Happy Friday, all.  Well...."most" of you, at any rate!

(I'm just hedging my bets that someone won't be having a happy Friday, and I don't wish to incur the wrath...!)
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« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2009, 09:03:45 AM »

Welcome home, BK!
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« Reply #82 on: August 28, 2009, 09:04:05 AM »

Bon Voyage, DR Larry "Elmore" Moore.
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« Reply #83 on: August 28, 2009, 09:04:41 AM »

Good Health to all who need it.


Happiness to all who need it.


Wealth to me and mine (and anyone else who needs it).
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« Reply #84 on: August 28, 2009, 09:15:01 AM »

Doesn't Martha Stewart have Akitas?

Oh, I think she has a Chow. In any case..

Two of her dogs, Francesca and Sharkey, actually have their own blog:

The Daily Wag

They "interview" fellow dogs in need of good homes.

This site shows an unknown, to me, better side of Martha Stewart.  What a menagerie :) 

I see a Chow & 2 Boston Terriers.  She also has some beautiful cats.
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« Reply #85 on: August 28, 2009, 09:19:34 AM »

Poor Bruce can't seem to get away from the annoying sounds of construction.  I hope it is quiet when you return home.
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« Reply #86 on: August 28, 2009, 09:22:25 AM »

Medical test vibes for DR Ginny!

I think it is funny you got up early for coffee.  I would have slept as late as possible & then read in bed.
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« Reply #87 on: August 28, 2009, 09:31:52 AM »

Sorry, DAW, I was gone for a while.  *I* actually love YENTL, so sue me.  :)
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« Reply #88 on: August 28, 2009, 09:49:55 AM »

Medical test vibes for DR Ginny!

I think it is funny you got up early for coffee.  I would have slept as late as possible & then read in bed.

If I'd done that, DR Jane, I'd have a caffeine-deprivation headache that would wipe me out the rest of the day.
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« Reply #89 on: August 28, 2009, 09:53:27 AM »

Sorry, DAW, I was gone for a while.  *I* actually love YENTL, so sue me.  :)

You still have unencumbered assets after the Bar Mitzvah?

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