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« Reply #180 on: May 30, 2011, 06:58:55 PM »


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« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2011, 06:59:30 PM »






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« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2011, 07:02:07 PM »

Thank you. I noticed she mentioned twice how quiet my house is.
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« Reply #183 on: May 30, 2011, 07:12:48 PM »

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« Reply #184 on: May 30, 2011, 07:26:48 PM »

The expression "quiet as Laura's house" has just been entered in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.  :)
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« Reply #185 on: May 30, 2011, 08:00:07 PM »

Good morning...

Today, my best gal, Sabrina, and I are heading over to Santa Cruz for a lovely day away.  Unfortunately, the weather isn't the best, but as long as it isn't raining, it's cool.  We are going to the Beach Boardwalk and will probably hit the downtown area.  There will be fried food eaten, sweets purchased, and hopefully sparkling conversation.  I say hopefully because every time we get together, we end up talking about the ex. - we were all friends even though I brought her into the relationship.  The ex, in fact, never said word one to her when he broke up- and this is a wonderful person who was over the house at least once a week, she watched the dogs whenever we needed it, and was a great help to us when needed.  Not one word, I tell you.  I feel bad for her.  She's wanted to call him, but what would she say?   I know what I'd love her to say, but talking to the ex is a waste of anyone's time and I don't wish it on anyone. 

On that note (an ALW D-Flat), I have a load of towels in the laundry and am going to walk over to Starbucks.  (7 minutes door to door, can't beat that - ON FOOT!!!)

DR Matthew - I hope you and your friend, Sabrina, are having/had a wonderful day in Santa Cruz.

We had a great time.  Bought some records, in fact I found this recording of Promises Promises with Ronnie Carroll and Aimi Macdonald... both sound like they are 10.  But, it's fun to listen to.
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« Reply #186 on: May 30, 2011, 08:18:05 PM »

I've finished THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and recommend it. Very satisfying conclusion with every evil getting their just rewards, and the good ending much happier than they were through most of their travails. Beautiful ending with the fictional Kingsbridge Cathedral nestled in a contemporary English landscape. It'sd probably the salisbury Cathedral in the film since iyt was one of Follett's models for the novel.
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« Reply #187 on: May 30, 2011, 08:39:17 PM »

DR George, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND was a wonderful biography, but I like everything I've read by Isherwood. If you've never read THE BERLIN STORIES, "Mr Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin," you should. When I was in high school, I began reading the literary sources of my favorite and not so favorite musicals. I've never read Seven and a Half Cents, but I've read the sequel about making the musical, Say, Darling. I remember the following:
    Tenderloin
    Candide
    Prettybelle
    The Sisters Liked Them Handsome
    The Once and Future King
    The Happy Time
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Flower Drum Song


There were more; my mind's thinking about Victor Herbert!

I think I will check out Isherwood's original books...and some of the others. :)

The sisters Liked Them Handsome was the source for HIGH BUTTON SHOES. I really enjoyed the Sally Benson stories Meet Me In St Louis as well. I remembered more that I read:
   Gypsy
   The Happy Time
   The Son of the Grand Eunuch
(Rodgers & Hart's CHEE-CHEE)
   A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
   Buried Alive
(DARLING OF THE DAY)
   The Good Companions
   Greenwillow
   The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
   Anna and the King of Siam
   Tales of the South Pacific
   The Phantom of the Opera
   Les Miserables

'The Good Companions" is one of my all-time favorite novels. I think of Elizabeth Trent, Inigo Jollifant, Joss, Susie and the rest as real companions to me, which is what a great novel is supposed to do. I know people who feel the same about "Pride and Prejudice," but this is the book for me.
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« Reply #188 on: May 30, 2011, 08:41:44 PM »

My mom's threat to my dad is always "Shape up or you're going to the home"
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LOL. Reminds me of one of Divine's quotes in "Female Trouble." She's talking to her daughter and says, "Yes, you are retarded, young lady. Now get back into your attic." It's so politically incorrect that it's funny.
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« Reply #189 on: May 30, 2011, 08:46:27 PM »

As for the Topic of the Day...

The ones that come right to mind are:

"The Lords of Discipline"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"South Pacific"

Was that "Saving Private Ryan" or "Shaving Ryan's ..."? Oh wait, that was one of Elmore's favorites. Never mind.
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« Reply #190 on: May 30, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »

DR JMK - Tonight's Leno is a repeat, but Sergio Mendes is the musical guest.
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« Reply #191 on: May 30, 2011, 08:57:32 PM »

bk - Do you read Roger Ebert's blog? He had/has a very interesting post about the difference in light levels due to digital projectors and 3-D technology.

The Dying of the Light
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« Reply #192 on: May 30, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »

*And Roger Ebert's blog post was triggered by this article from the film critic of The Boston Globe:

A movie lover’s plea: Let there be light
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« Reply #193 on: May 30, 2011, 09:11:34 PM »

And...

Now...

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« Reply #194 on: May 30, 2011, 09:17:50 PM »

Good night, all.
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« Reply #195 on: May 30, 2011, 09:48:22 PM »

I have a spent the three day weekdn working on my yard -
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« Reply #196 on: May 30, 2011, 09:49:03 PM »

there are more than a dozen bags of weeds and yard trash awaiting piclkup
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« Reply #197 on: May 30, 2011, 09:49:37 PM »

I have so much more yet to do

 
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« Reply #198 on: May 30, 2011, 09:50:07 PM »

but work starts in a few hours so good night all
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« Reply #199 on: May 30, 2011, 10:58:33 PM »

I'm glad those gentlemen have finally jumped on the too dark bandwagon, all these years later.  I've been complaining about digital projection and its dim image for years and years.  I simply will not go to any theater projecting digitally unless they lie about it and I'm tricked.  When I saw the third to last Harry Potter film projected digitally at the Chinese Theater that was it - it was hideous looking and a travesty and, of course, digital.  For me, it has little to do with the 3D lens problem.  And, as Ebert points out (better late than never), even 35mm equipment is not a guarantee of proper brightness.  Frankly, I miss the old carbon arc light source for projectors, which provided a very bright blu-ish image and for anyone who'd ever seen IB Technicolor projected with carbon arcs that's what we all grew up with and fell in love with.  The switch to Xenon also provided a bright picture if the lamps were at full capacity, albeit with a yellower tinge.
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« Reply #200 on: May 30, 2011, 11:55:25 PM »

Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And...

HAPPY
MEMORIAL
DAY!

Umm...should we really be saying Happy Memorial Day?

I know, I know... But since everyone else - and by "everyone" I mean Twitter - has been using "Happy", well... ::)

I do understand that...and I really wasn't specifically criticizing you, but just the idea of being "happy" about any kind of memorial. :-\
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« Reply #201 on: May 30, 2011, 11:56:00 PM »

Well, I just remembered that I have a dental appointment in the morning, so I need to go to bed now.

Good night. 8)
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