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« Reply #150 on: September 07, 2005, 01:49:08 PM »

I did watch it, but I didn't pay as much attention as I should have.  It didn't seem to be as funny as other episodes (but don't let that stop you from watching it ;)).  I want to watch it again and not let myself be distracted.  And I didn't realize until I was watching it that it was the season finale.  I hope the DVDs come out soon!

Oh, no, I'll watch it tonight for sure.
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« Reply #151 on: September 07, 2005, 01:52:58 PM »

Page 6 Dance!!!


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« Reply #152 on: September 07, 2005, 01:55:19 PM »

One last rehearsal before facing an audience.  Oh my.

Back later.
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« Reply #153 on: September 07, 2005, 01:58:15 PM »

After watching my soap (Cady Huffman made another appearance), it was time for RED GARTERS.

The movie looks wonderful, very bright and super-colorful. Though the score produced no standards, the songs are very entertaining and are sung quite wonderfully.

But poor George Marshall just had NO idea how to direct a musical. True, he guided Marlene Dietrich to great acclaim in DESTRY RIDES AGAIN which featured three songs and was a western, but a full blown musical is another entity entirely, and everyone in the background just stands around watching other folks sing. It gives the show a gracecless look and feel. Yep, I know it's a stylized western, but that's not stylization; that's just clueless direction.

But doesn't Guy Mitchell have a great voice! And Rosie's voice is as mellow as it's ever been.

And I'm sure Edith Head enjoying pouring Guy and Gene Berry into their very tight and physique hugging costumes. Many women and gay men in audience owe Edith a debt of gratitude.
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« Reply #154 on: September 07, 2005, 01:58:49 PM »

Nice pic, DR Jrand. Congrats on scoring such a coup!
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« Reply #155 on: September 07, 2005, 02:10:21 PM »

Happy Birthday, William Lurie. Birthday festivities report this evening, I hope??

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« Reply #156 on: September 07, 2005, 02:17:18 PM »

JRand, great publicity photo! I didn't know you were working with John Carradine, however!
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« Reply #157 on: September 07, 2005, 02:20:28 PM »

You've just GOT to read this "National Geographic" piece...written ONE YEAR AGO.  It's eerily prophetic, and puts to rest any "story" anyone might tell you about whether FEMA realized a problem existed in New Orleans before Katrina hit.

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0410/feature5/
I found a link to this at another site.  I was going to post, but I'm glad you beat me to it.

Now, if only there was anything to be glad about in the article.   :-\
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« Reply #158 on: September 07, 2005, 02:23:09 PM »

And thank goodness Sepia has seen fit to reissue those wonderful cast albums from the late 1940s and early 50s making them available to us again in wonderful sounding mono.

My LP of TWO'S COMPANY had seen better days, and MAKE A WISH and SEVENTEEN/HIGH BUTTON SHOES were also none the worse for wear. Now, these brand new CDs can be enjoyed by another generation of theater music lovers.
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« Reply #159 on: September 07, 2005, 02:26:12 PM »

Other than watching RENO 911! off the DVR, I don't have a clue what else will grace my TV tonight before VERONICA MARS. Might be more ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW episodes from Season 2.
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« Reply #160 on: September 07, 2005, 02:31:19 PM »

What's the chore of the day, DR MattH? I'm thinking I should follow your schedule.
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« Reply #161 on: September 07, 2005, 02:31:43 PM »

..But it does have to do with theatre companies and directors hiring musical directors and assistant musical directors who can't play piano (as well as they said/thought they could).  I just had two more calls today, and that makes at least six offers in the past two weeks.  Whaddup widdat?!?!?;)
You're a New York City Girl now!  That means you must be available, right?

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« Reply #162 on: September 07, 2005, 02:34:26 PM »

Back from numerous errands.  Picked up two lovely packages - one of the had another Sabata spaghetti western with Lee Van Cleef, and the other was from the DVD Academy, and I got this movie everyone seems to like entitled Crash.  I'll probably watch that this evening.
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« Reply #163 on: September 07, 2005, 02:34:43 PM »

What's the chore of the day, DR MattH? I'm thinking I should follow your schedule.

Cleaning the den is today's chore. Since I spend a majority of my day in this room, it tends to need the most thorough cleaning, and this room usually takes me longer than any other.
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« Reply #164 on: September 07, 2005, 02:36:12 PM »

And so, I think that's my cue to exit. Will be back later in the evening to report on DVDs, VERONICA MARS, and sundry other topics.
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« Reply #165 on: September 07, 2005, 02:50:03 PM »

All right, time to tackle the TOD.

If I were to change anything, it would be about attitudes.  Instead of putting people into labled groups, I would try to educate our youth to see people as individuals.  No more of this "Republicans are This/Democrats are That" stuff.  No more appropriating the label "Christian" by one segment of the religion, or labeling people as "Jews," as if that can only mean one type of person, and that they're all cookie-cutter identical.  Straight/Gay/Trans/Bi...why?  And, not least of all, none of this racial baloney.

How to do it?  Well, it's got to start in our schools.  But not in the way that it's being done now, where any mention of diversity is so often shushed because even mentioning differences is an admission that differences exist.  For example, I'd have Huckelberry Finn used as a reading text, when appropriate.  But I wouldn't shy away from the "n" word, as is done too often today.  I'd instead urge the teachers to show how the stereotyping is inappropriate.

The insistance on pigeonholing people into little labeled groups is destructive.  I simply want to see an end to it.  And if it takes a generation to change how we see ourselves and each other, then I'm willing to wait.

I'm just not willing to wait forever.
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« Reply #166 on: September 07, 2005, 03:41:01 PM »

I'm viewing my VHS copy of Sarah Brightman in "Song and Dance" complete with Japanese subtitles!!  Anyhow, the transfer to CD should be ok, can't be any worse than the cassette I remember hearing a while back.  
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« Reply #167 on: September 07, 2005, 04:16:08 PM »

Just for a change of pace, this is something I found elsewhere...

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The Ballad of Lime Jello
Words: David Bratman and Rael Starhand
Music: "Titwillow," by Gilbert & Sullivan
From The Westerfilk Collection, Volume One Copyright 1980 by Jordin Kare.

In a bathtub at Discon a famous pro sat
In lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
And when when he got out, what got onto the mat?
Lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.

He poured himself out a humongous beer,
Then he said to himself, "This is mightily queer."
He yelled out to the hall, "There's an orgy in here,
With lime jello, lime jello, lime jello!"

His wife came back later, and what did she find
But lime jello, lime jello, lime jello?
On furniture, floor and venetian blind
Was lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.

The first thing she did was go out of her mind.
Then she said to him, "Dear, that was very unkind."
But that very evening, the two of them dined
On lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
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« Reply #168 on: September 07, 2005, 04:17:59 PM »


I've always loved "Reciprocity."

Just wait til TCB gets a hold of THIS one!
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« Reply #169 on: September 07, 2005, 04:21:33 PM »

Wow!  What a s-l-u-g-g-i-s-h posting day.

Where did everyone rush off to??  I know it's evening on the east coast, but still....so few posts this afternoon.

I think some serious bitch-slappin' is in order.
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« Reply #170 on: September 07, 2005, 04:21:47 PM »

Where the frell is Rodzinski these days?
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« Reply #171 on: September 07, 2005, 04:29:00 PM »

I'm kinda wondering what it was that DR S.Woody was searching for when he came across "The Ballad of Lime Jello."
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« Reply #172 on: September 07, 2005, 04:36:12 PM »

I'm kinda wondering what it was that DR S.Woody was searching for when he came across "The Ballad of Lime Jello."

You probably don't want to know! ;)
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« Reply #173 on: September 07, 2005, 04:41:05 PM »

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Soft, supple skin, yet firm with determination?

Hair that is thick and bristly like a military brush?

Slightly coarse at the beardline?






DAMN, Ron, that almost sounds sexy!
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« Reply #174 on: September 07, 2005, 04:42:55 PM »

Evening folks.

Sorry to have E & T last night.  I got the call that my locking gas cap for Bonnie came in and I had to go get it.  Fifty three bucks!  But the guy said that I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get one.  They are getting calls from all over for them.

Getting the thing attached was a whole other story.  I won't bore you with detail.  I got it.  

And for some odd reason I am very, very, very tired this evening.  I feel so drained.
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« Reply #175 on: September 07, 2005, 04:45:43 PM »




[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]DR WILLIAM E. LURIE[/move]
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« Reply #176 on: September 07, 2005, 04:47:50 PM »

I caught myself doing something last night I never thought I'd ever do, much less admit to anyone in a public forum:



DAMN, Ron, that almost sounds sexy.
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« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2005, 04:49:01 PM »

Yes, where the HELL is Rodzinski?  Are he an TPunk renacting the story of The Randy Vicar and the Licorice Twist?
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« Reply #178 on: September 07, 2005, 04:49:31 PM »

I'm happy to say that after lots of meetings over the last few weeks, all the money for our play is in place.
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« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2005, 04:52:58 PM »

I got a good laugh yesterday when my cell phone started ringing (it plays Tubular Bells).  Someone asked my why I would pick that of all possible rings.  I told them it seemed the most logical ring in the world to me because if you ever look at a person talking on a cell phone, they look like they’re possessed.  

I’m just giving you fair warning before I answer the thing.   :D  ;)
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