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Re:DON'T FORGET
« Reply #180 on: April 12, 2004, 07:58:04 PM »

You don't have to lurk, darling der Brucer.  You boys have been sitting on a certain book for a month now, if my calculations are right.  This particular author finds that strange, but that's just me.  Since you never acknowledge that little bit of business, one assumes you'll get around to it at some point in time.
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« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2004, 07:59:16 PM »

Back to my reading while you chat.

Goodnight.
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« Reply #182 on: April 12, 2004, 08:11:11 PM »

Good computer vibes to DR George.   I hope your computer gets fixed really soon and you don't lose any of your files/and emails.  ~~~~~~~~~~
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« Reply #183 on: April 12, 2004, 08:13:19 PM »

A little pre-chat levity:

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Oooh!  Nun jokes!

Two nuns were bicycling through the French countryside and they decide to cut through a small provincial villiage.  

As they are riding along the streets, the older of the two looked about wistfully and called back to the other, "You know, Sister, I haven't come this way in quite a long time."

And the other nun called back, "Neither have I--I think it's the cobblestones!"
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« Reply #184 on: April 12, 2004, 08:20:44 PM »

Enjoyed the chat, and I was glad I passed the Veda Ann Borg test!  :D
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« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2004, 08:31:54 PM »

For AMERICAN IDOL fans:

I just read that due to President's Bush's address tomorrow night, FOX is taping the show tomorrow but not broadcasting it until Wednesday night at 8.

A one hour results show will be Thursday night at 8.
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« Reply #186 on: April 12, 2004, 08:33:59 PM »

Another one:

Mother Superior was sitting at her desk in her office when her secretary, Sister Agnus, rushed through the door.

"Mother Superior, I have something to tell you." whispered Sister Agnus with urgency.  "There's been a case of syphilis found amongst the nuns."

Mother Superior clasped her hands together and cried, "Oh, thank Heavens!  I was getting sick of the chablis!"
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« Reply #187 on: April 12, 2004, 08:35:44 PM »

I should have something "exotic" for lunch - boiled chicken feet with calves' brains and banana jello for dessert.
 :P  Yummy.
I don't even want to know what calves'-brains-and-banana jello would LOOK like, much less taste like!

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« Reply #188 on: April 12, 2004, 08:39:54 PM »

Thanks for the smiles Dan.
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« Reply #189 on: April 12, 2004, 08:40:17 PM »

Keith still wont tell me many of the foods he felt forced to eat while traveling for business.  I do know of the pigs head that was placed next to him, as the guest of honor, in Russia.  I believe it was during that trip he was never so happy to eat in a Pizza Hut.
This explains the tofu!

(And thanks for the vibes!)
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« Reply #190 on: April 12, 2004, 08:44:58 PM »

DerBrucer-LOL  

All those cute vegetarians.  I can't eat them.  I want them as pets.
I think the quote from Home on the Range is from Mrs. Calloway (Judi Dench), when she tells the jackrabbit "We don't eat meat.  We think of it as a professional courtesy."
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« Reply #191 on: April 12, 2004, 08:52:38 PM »

Oooh!  Nun jokes!

Two nuns were driving along a deserted road, when their car breaks down.  They were about to get out and take a look under the hood when suddenly a vampire appeared right in front of the car, ready to attack the nuns.  Knowing the lore of how to scare off vampires, the nun in the passenger seat shouted, "Show him your cross, Sister!  Show him your cross!"  In response, the driving nun rolled down her window and yelled, "Get out of the road, ya bastard!"
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« Reply #192 on: April 12, 2004, 09:01:23 PM »

Good Evening!

Enjoyed the chat...

And now I'm off to bed... need my rest and sleep... Hopefully, I won't sleep 14 hours(!) like I did last night - of course, it wasn't the most restful sleep... But I'm feeling much better now.

As for nun jokes... I learned many while in Catholic grade and high school... Unfortunately, they're definitely not appropriate for this family-oriented site.

Anyone remember the one about the One Hundred and One Nuns?  :o

Goodnight.
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« Reply #193 on: April 12, 2004, 09:09:41 PM »

Dan- the -man, I don't know what a Nik-Nik shirt is, but this particular shirt was black and white and plastered with the faces of movie stars from the thirties and forties.  I loved that shirt and finally just wore it to tatters.
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« Reply #194 on: April 12, 2004, 09:22:53 PM »

...I loved that shirt and finally just wore it to Tatters.
A popular night-club in Kentucky at the time.
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« Reply #195 on: April 12, 2004, 10:36:46 PM »

I have returned from Feinstein's at the Cinegrill and must tell you that Miss Liz Callaway and Miss Ann Hampton Callaway put on one helluva show together.  

Their repertoire covered the gamut, from standards and Broadway gems to uptempo jazzy numbers to down and dirty blues to comic novelty numbers.  (My favorite of the latter genre, sung by Liz, was Everyone's Singing Sondheim, the lyrics of which begin with "Another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.")  I'd estimate that about half the show featured the sisters together, with the two of them splitting the remaining time for solo performance.

Songs were intermeshed and juxtaposed beautifully, as were the two artists' divergent vocal stylings, especially in an extended medley that concluded the show proper.

The patter and comic schtick were well written and delivered naturally; the two women came across as immensely likeable and as if they were having a ball up on the stage.

The very talented Mr. Alex Rybeck was on piano, accompanied by bass and drums.

Seated at a table right below my first tier barstool perch was Miss Carole Cook, whose flame red hair and flowing black cape made her hard to miss.

My only cavil with the evening is directed at the sound system.  The volume and reverberation settings were waaaaaaaay too high for the intimate boite that is Feinstein's at the Cinegrill.  Making matters worse, there was a short of some kind somewhere in the system that made crunching noises at the most inconvenient of moments.  With the volume and reverb set where they were, they sounded like explosions.  Eventually, substitute microphones were brought in and all was well thereafter.
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Re:DON'T FORGET
« Reply #196 on: April 12, 2004, 10:41:40 PM »

Both ladies are fantastic, and also terrific people.  Just finished The Last of Sheila and will have my report in tomorrow's notes.
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« Reply #197 on: April 12, 2004, 10:48:57 PM »

And do tell us, Dear Reader Panni, with what marvelous door prizes you came home.
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« Reply #198 on: April 12, 2004, 11:04:56 PM »

I did get a red baseball cap with the Academy logo on it.

Cool.  Be sure to wear it with the bill turned toward the back while you hammer out the Great Amercian Screenplay at your local Starbucks.
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Re:DON'T FORGET
« Reply #199 on: April 12, 2004, 11:19:48 PM »

Re topic of the day:
Although it is not really exotic, I did have platanos prepared several ways when I was in Puerto Rico while doing disaster relief following a hurricane many years ago. We also had rice and beans, chicken and rice and beans, and shrimp and rice and beans. "Toast" was a new experience. And Puerto Rican coffee -- very strong!
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« Reply #200 on: April 12, 2004, 11:47:54 PM »

(My favorite of the latter genre, sung by Liz, was Everyone's Singing Sondheim, the lyrics of which begin with "Another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.")

Lyrics by Lauren Mayer

Another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain
As I stand here on stage
With another hundred lyrics that I'll never recall
And on every damn page
There's another hundred lyrics that'll drive me insane
Right in front of you all, cause the words are a pain
Not to mention the sprawl of the melody.

But we're all singing Sondheim;
Some songs are sweet; some are strange.
We're all singing Sondheim;
There's not one tune in my range
And every song is too damn long.

So we try to follow the internal rhymes
And infernal counts
With the tricky meter and the picky words
In absurd amounts.
And we lose our places where the phrases change
With a rhythmic flounce.
Now I think I've got it and this part's a breeze
But you never know.
Will the tempo switch or will we change the key
'Cause something has to go.

Did you find my measure, 'cause I looked in vain
And another modulation to increase the strain.
Look, I'll learn it by tomorrow
If I don't go insane!
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain!

But we're all singing Sondheim;
Some words are weird; some are quick.
We're all singing Sondheim;
And when the rhymes get this thick
It's hard for me to parody.

But I'll try to follow the internal rhymes
And infernal counts
With the tricky meter and the picky words
In absurd amounts.
At a speed like this you'll miss the syllables
That I can't pronounce.
Now I think I had it 'cause this part's a breeze
But you never know,
'Cause he switched the tempo and he changed the key,
Well, something had to go.

Did you find my measure, 'cause I looked in vain
And another modulation to increase the pain.
I could learn it by tomorrow, but I'll prob'ly be insane!
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.
And another hundred lyrics just flew out of my brain.
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