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Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
« Reply #210 on: September 23, 2005, 07:43:50 PM »

DR Jason - Glad you like the surprise!  And I'm glad it worked.

DR elmore - It wasn't hot goods.  In other words, it was not cheap porn.

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Did you bring him a silencer for carrot stick girl?
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« Reply #211 on: September 23, 2005, 07:44:22 PM »

Chicken Dance!
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« Reply #212 on: September 23, 2005, 07:48:01 PM »

I do believe Roscoe's was the first chicken and waffles emporium, and it's been here over twenty years, maybe more.  These other jernts suddenly just hop on the old Roscoe's bandwagon, is that it?
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« Reply #213 on: September 23, 2005, 07:48:43 PM »

As a child I always wondered why a cheeseburger had cheese, a baconburger had bacon, but a hamburger had no ham.

Tonight I was making us hamburgers--mine on an onion roll and Joe's on a Thomas's English Muffin, and there was the left-over sliced ham  in the frij, so I said, "Why not?"  "Why not?" I said, and I put a few slices on mine, topped with baby swiss.

It was really quite tasty.

Joe said, "Yuck!"

The end.
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« Reply #214 on: September 23, 2005, 07:51:45 PM »

I am going to spend my weekend locked in my room writing a paper for the dreaded Dr. C. Eight pages on the theme of identity and how it relates to postcoloniality.

The urge to make a tasteless joke is almost overwhelming.
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« Reply #215 on: September 23, 2005, 07:54:29 PM »

Excellent news.  Now if we can just get Matt H's magical weather forecasters to push back the hurricane completely we'll be all set.

Hummm.... even The President could not do that!!
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« Reply #216 on: September 23, 2005, 07:56:45 PM »

The urge to make a tasteless joke is almost overwhelming.

I thought of that too, William, but refrained! ;)
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Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
« Reply #217 on: September 23, 2005, 08:02:40 PM »

I do believe Roscoe's was the first chicken and waffles emporium, and it's been here over twenty years, maybe more.  These other jernts suddenly just hop on the old Roscoe's bandwagon, is that it?

If I'm remembering correctly, Roscoe's was inspired by some East Coast emporium.
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« Reply #218 on: September 23, 2005, 08:03:13 PM »

OK - Well, I ned to make a run down to Pathmark before it gets any later...

Laters...
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« Reply #219 on: September 23, 2005, 08:03:29 PM »

Good eve to all.

I'm back from another lovely evening in Chelsea, where I had dinner with friends and then saw a fun little show called DANCES WITH PITCHFORKS. It's the true story about a young non-Equity actor who was cast as a chorus boy/understudy in the Paper Mill production of GYPSY with Ms. Betty Buckley and Ms. Debbie "Deborah" Gibson. He was so excited to be cast with stars of such magnitude until he witnessed Ms. Buckley's first in a long line of meltdowns during a rehearsal.

He began sending email updates to his friends - only a few at first and worked his way up to about 65 people - about rehearsals and Ms. Buckley's rants and raves and tantrums until he started hearing rumors that his emails had been forwarded all around town. He quit writing the emails but continued to hear from BIG industry people that they were finding his stories to be quite amusing. And then it happened...one of his emails was printed in the New York Daily News!!

This is an approximation of the content of that email:

"Deborah and Betty were at lunch with the rest of the cast today when Betty leaned over to Deborah and said, 'I was telling someone the other day about my dogs being in the show and they just couldn't have been happier.' Deborah asked, 'Oh? Who'd you tell?' and Ms. Buckley replied, 'My parrot.'"

And then there were stories of her yelling her head off at the script supervisor because he didn't give her her lines - even though she never asked for him to and had done the role once before.

And the time she instisted that Paper Mill hire a shaman to come in and spiritually cleanse her costumes because her understudy had worn them the week before....

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall...
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Re:STRAINING CREDULITY
« Reply #220 on: September 23, 2005, 08:05:15 PM »

As a child I always wondered why a cheeseburger had cheese, a baconburger had bacon, but a hamburger had no ham.

Tonight I was making us hamburgers--mine on an onion roll and Joe's on a Thomas's English Muffin, and there was the left-over sliced ham  in the frij, so I said, "Why not?"  "Why not?" I said, and I put a few slices on mine, topped with baby swiss.

It was really quite tasty.

Joe said, "Yuck!"

The end.

Sounds like the beginnings of a new restaurant chain

WFO's HAM burgers... where we believe in truth in advertising
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« Reply #221 on: September 23, 2005, 08:08:31 PM »

DR Jason

LOL!!!
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« Reply #222 on: September 23, 2005, 08:08:32 PM »

Instead of watching THE BOSTONIANS, I spent much of the early evening watchning Season 7 of WILL & GRACE. I don't know why really, but the DVD-RAM I had made was sitting there, and I just put it in the player and watched about 6 episodes. Some were pretty good; some were pretty bad. None achieved the hilarious vivacity of the first three seasons.

I think over the years and especially in these last two seasons, the character of Grace has become almost unbearably selfish and needy. In several of those episodes I watched tonight, I truly wanted to wring her neck.
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« Reply #223 on: September 23, 2005, 08:12:17 PM »

I am NOT going to buy another version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC; I don't care how many remasterings they do to it. I don't care how many more special features they cram into the package.

When this new edition was announced some months ago, I put the DVD into the player, and it looked perfectly fine to me. So, no more SOUND OF MUSIC.

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« Reply #224 on: September 23, 2005, 08:12:55 PM »

I halfc watched half listened toa new show called "Inconceivable" about a fertility clinic.  Since we have some friends who went through route, one couple successfully and other not. I found it hard to sit through as some of the stuff cut a little too close to the bone

Did anyone else see it and what were your thoughts?
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« Reply #225 on: September 23, 2005, 08:13:26 PM »

I'm buying the new STATE FAIR because the 1962 version is included as a bonus feature.

I'm buying the new OKLAHOMA because the new edition is anamorphic, and I didn't buy the last one since it wasn't anamorphic and I already had OKLAHOMA on that laserdisc that looked wonderful.
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« Reply #226 on: September 23, 2005, 08:14:50 PM »

I am NOT going to buy another version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC; I don't care how many remasterings they do to it. I don't care how many more special features they cram into the package.

When this new edition was announced some months ago, I put the DVD into the player, and it looked perfectly fine to me. So, no more SOUND OF MUSIC.



not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?

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« Reply #227 on: September 23, 2005, 08:18:16 PM »

I will skip to INCONCEIVABLE since DR vixmom asked about others' thoughts.

It has gotten some of the worst reviews of any new show this season. In fact, I don't think I read a single critic who thought the show was worthy of being on network TV.

I thought it was VERY entertaining, and this is coming from someone who was definitely born without the parenting gene. But the stories were all quite interesting, the cast was a nice mix of folks I'll look forward to getting to know (bk's friend Kevin Chamberlin is one of the regular cast members), and I found it an entertaining way to pass the hour without bloodshed, murder investigations, or clues dropping from the sky.
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« Reply #228 on: September 23, 2005, 08:20:03 PM »

not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?



Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\

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« Reply #229 on: September 23, 2005, 08:24:12 PM »

not even for the never before shown dressing room footage of a lingerie clad Julie Andrews singing into her hairbrush?



Vixmom! You had promised you would NOT reveal that!
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« Reply #230 on: September 23, 2005, 08:24:52 PM »

In between my WILL & GRACE marathon and INCONCEIVABLE came the second episode (third hour) of CBS' THRESHOLD.

OK, I see how they're going to run the show. Each week, the team will investigate situations where people may have become infected by the video and audio signal that has the power to mutate a person's blood/DNA to become an alien.

As before, there were a couple of effective "boo!" moments that made me jump, but it's definitely an action oriented series with (so far) little to no character development. I really like shows to have some of both, and this one amps up the suspense and pace at the expense of moving around a bunch of cardboard characters.

One more chance before I sign off on this. The peopple just are not compelling enough to keep me hooked.
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« Reply #231 on: September 23, 2005, 08:24:56 PM »

Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\



How about the  Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer h shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?
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« Reply #232 on: September 23, 2005, 08:25:23 PM »

Somehow, that just doesn't make it any more tempting.

NO!!!     :-\



It's NOT a hairbrush: it's her Oscar!! ;)
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« Reply #233 on: September 23, 2005, 08:26:03 PM »

The shower Julie Andrew Christopher Plummer shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?

They used it in... Darling Lili! :D
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« Reply #234 on: September 23, 2005, 08:27:06 PM »

And I got the kitchen mopped, a chapter in my book read, and a couple of phone calls answered as well as all of that TV watched.

Busy night!
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« Reply #235 on: September 23, 2005, 08:27:20 PM »

It's NOT a hairbrush: it's her Oscar!! ;)

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« Reply #236 on: September 23, 2005, 08:27:49 PM »

I am still watching that 1967 non-classic FRIGHT NIGHT. I took an 8 hour break from it and now I am watching it again. The leading lady, who looks a bit like a slightly more mature June Kenney...with a thick southern accent...is about to go into the woods to get her teenage sister,who is dancing the watusi, the monkey, the swim, and the twist with her teenage friends, to come home. I imagine she will come face to face with the monster thing that is at this very moment killing the deputy...I think...it is very dark in the scene and difficult to make out what is going on. I think the producers did not want any one to see what the monster suit really looks like.
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« Reply #237 on: September 23, 2005, 08:28:17 PM »

How about the  Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer h shower scene that was lost on the cutting room floor?

If it was Christopher Plummer and Dan Truhitte in the shower together, maybe, but since it wasn't. . . .
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« Reply #238 on: September 23, 2005, 08:29:19 PM »

Dang you're fast Francois! I noticed the typo as I was hitting "post" and immediatly hit "modify" and you still caugjt my mistake!!
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« Reply #239 on: September 23, 2005, 08:30:51 PM »

If it was Christopher Plummer and Dan Truhitte in the shower together, maybe, but since it wasn't. . . .

They're saving that for  the FIFTIETH anniversary DVD!! :D
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