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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 07:18:05 AM »

BK, I had the privilege to work with Shelley Berman  twice in dinner theatre, doing the water plays -- DON'T DRINK THE WATER & YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING.  A lot of actors did not think it a privilege to work with Shelley, because of what they perceived as his difficult temperment.  I enjoyed both of my times working with him very much.   What people didn't understand about him, that they thought made him difficult, was that he was very precise about comedy.  They were sloppy actors.  He hated actors who cluttered up a punchline by doing overwrought reactions and business.  He firmly believed (which is something I believe in) "one joke at a time"; "keep the comedy clean (as in uncluttered)".

He taught me invaluable lessons about timing and comedy and I enjoyed working with him both times.  We got along; I like to think because I "got" it.  He was a very good actor and very smart.  You could discuss Shakespeare with him.  Off-stage time with him was a treat...some of the funniest moments I ever had were spent in his company.  I'm delighted that he's had a late in life success with Larry David's show. 

I remember once he and I were sitting in the house watching the director direct an actor in a big, overwrought, unfunny piece of shtick, Shelley glanced over at me dourly and murmured out  of the corner of his mouth, "I like my comedy subtle."  I nodded in agreement.
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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2010, 07:19:07 AM »

I'm home, I'm awake, and back to work.  More later...
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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2010, 07:20:04 AM »

Thanks for the travel vibes - that's a whole other post completely!
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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2010, 07:27:32 AM »

DR Elmore - the last I heard, Sarah was still living and her daughter Belinda is now working for MU libraries.  Third generation!

Belinda is about two years younger than I. Esther Crist was born in Middletown, in the same South Main Street area my grandmother lived in. I always liked Belinda, and I loved loved loved Sarah. I hope she is well. She's a beautiful, funny lady. Her kids were great. She had a son about a year older than I who came back from Viet Nam with a ton of problems. I hope he's okay.
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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2010, 07:28:21 AM »

Good morning.  I'm going to do a couple things at the office, but otherwise am taking today off and will try to finish the project I had planned to have help with later this week
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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2010, 07:28:54 AM »

I really have a lot of work to do in the house, cleaning and organizing.  I't sraining right now, so if the day stays like this, I won't have any problem staying in . 
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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2010, 07:29:35 AM »

But first it's off to coffee with Paul.  I haven't seen him since right before I went up the hill to watch Steven Winwood.   He had so much fun all afternoon that he fell asleep during Santana
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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2010, 07:29:59 AM »

TOD:

Jack Benny
Groucho Marx
Sid Caesar
Don Rickles
Ricky Gervais
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2010, 07:30:44 AM »

DR MBarnum, I send vibes to your friend Mark and Kyle's family. What a horrible thing to happen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vibes to Kyle's family! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2010, 07:32:57 AM »

TOD:
Hmm, I was really into comedians a few years ago, but haven't been so much lately.
I agree with most of what I've seen
Seinfeld was very funny live,
Bill Cosby - especially the old stuff I grew up listening to his albums..Noah and the ark cracked me up over and over
Steven Wright

I'm going to be late for coffee....better run!
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2010, 07:34:05 AM »

CONTINUED VIBES TO KYLE, MARK AND KYLE'S LOVED ONES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MBarnum, plese let us know how Kyle is doing when you get an update..   VIBES TO YOU TOO~~~~~~
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2010, 07:47:45 AM »

DR ELMORE the Dream O Matic 6000 says that your dream indicates that you feel that you were more organized earlier in your life when you had strong guidance - but that you would only accept such guidance in your life today from strong people whom you respect....and they are in short supply.
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2010, 07:49:07 AM »

Please deposit $35 in my PayPal account.
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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2010, 07:49:49 AM »

Of course Ed Sullivan also had on a bunch of comics that I NEVER found to be funny including:

Myron Cohen
Sam Levinson
Jack E. Leonard
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2010, 07:53:38 AM »

MBarnum, I saw so sorry to read your news about your friends. Please know they are in my prayers.
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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2010, 07:56:49 AM »

The fireworks on my street last night were non-stop.

Scared my poor dog to the point where I had to drag her outside to do her late night walk.

Texas!

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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2010, 08:42:30 AM »

Miss Blue Moon used to be afraid of thunder and fireworks and would always want to come inside during those events.
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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2010, 08:43:50 AM »

DR JMK, I have no memory of the Percy Faith piece at all, but I was never a collector of Percy Faith recordings as a kid. My money all went into cast albums, soundtracks, and classical albums.
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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2010, 08:47:41 AM »

I wish I could go to Williamstown and see my friend Chris Fitzgerald as Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.
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Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2010, 08:54:00 AM »

BUDDY HACKETT
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« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2010, 09:08:27 AM »

BUDDY HACKETT

I saw Buddy perform in Vegas once.  He was very funny...and very R-rated.
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Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2010, 09:15:11 AM »

DR Elmore, here is DELICADO by Percy Faith. It is great!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNlyzynz_k
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Re: WHY I OUGHTA...
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2010, 09:33:07 AM »

Thank you for the vibes for Kyle and his family. I talked to Mark this morning and he and his family are on their way to a hospital in Fort Collins which is where Kyle was eventually taken to (it is a 2 or 3  hour drive from where they all live). He will give me an update later. Evidently Kyle and Sugar (the police dog) were returning from a search and rescue situation when they were hit.
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« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2010, 09:34:10 AM »

Well, I think I will watch and burn some episodes of SEA HUNT onto DVR. I did the same with episodes of HIGHWAY PATROL yesterday.
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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2010, 09:34:12 AM »

From Ginny:
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By the way, Michigan doesn't "feel like Michigan."  I expected when we crossed the state like that the temperature would drop 20 degrees and the humidity would dissipate.  No such luck - today Michigan feels like SW Ohio.

More like the Michigan I remember  ;D
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« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2010, 09:36:31 AM »

Today is hot and humid here....feels like SW Ohio today
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« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2010, 09:38:16 AM »

Thank you for the vibes for Kyle and his family. I talked to Mark this morning and he and his family are on their way to a hospital in Fort Collins which is where Kyle was eventually taken to (it is a 2 or 3  hour drive from where they all live). He will give me an update later. Evidently Kyle and Sugar (the police dog) were returning from a search and rescue situation when they were hit.

Prayers and all good thoughts for Kyle and his loved ones.  Hugs to you.
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« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2010, 09:39:01 AM »

LOL Derbrucer.  We only needed to hide Sherlock from the dog police.  Keith also wanted a place to sit and the rock under the trees worked well.
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« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2010, 09:40:17 AM »

DR George VIBES to your sister.  I'm sorry her position didn't have just a once a month closure.
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2010, 09:41:08 AM »

LOL Derbrucer.  We only needed to hide Sherlock from the dog police.  Keith also wanted a place to sit and the rock under the trees worked well.

Why did you need to hide him from the dog police?  Weren't dogs allowed on the street?
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