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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2006, 06:54:21 AM »

Oh, Vixmom!


....I keep telling myself that I must not groan, I must not groan.

 ;D :-*
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2006, 06:54:46 AM »

pAGE tWO rABBIT dANCE!!!
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2006, 06:59:24 AM »

Oh, Vixmom!


....I keep telling myself that I must not groan, I must not groan.

I'm still groaning over your short story knowledge, teflon mind!
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2006, 07:00:44 AM »

TOD: A collection of short stories I do love is "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury

particularly the story "The Martian"




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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2006, 07:13:47 AM »

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MEXICO CITY - A Mexican husband and wife were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said Monday.

 Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, Milenio said.

Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Espinosa. Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns.

A local police official confirmed the report but declined to provide further information.

Espinosa told reporters he was glad his wife had suffered burns, while Contreras said she was only sorry she had not “hacked off his manhood” during the fight.


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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2006, 07:17:02 AM »

Drink Your Milk Kids!

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MOSCOW - Russia’s long winter will just fly by for a herd of Russian cows which, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, will be fed confiscated marijuana over the cold months.

Drug workers said they adopted the unusual form of animal husbandry after they were forced to destroy the sunflowers and maize crops that the 40 ton of marijuana had been planted among, Novye Izvestia daily reported.

“There is simply no other way out. You see, the fields are planted with feed crops and if we remove it all the cows will have nothing to eat,” a Federal Drugs Control Service spokeswoman for the Urals region of Sverdlovsk told the paper. “I don’t know what the milk will be like after this.”

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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2006, 07:17:52 AM »

What really surprises me about the film is Jane Wyman...I always think of her as she is in those Universal soapers of the 1950s, and when I see her in a comdey like this I am just amazed at how varied an actress she was. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the film tonight.

And if you want to see her skills in musical comedy, pick up JUST FOR YOU. She's simply delightful in it and the musical she did prior to it: HERE COMES THE GROOM. They're together on a single DVD from Paramount.
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« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2006, 07:18:56 AM »

Favorite short stories:

"The Most Dangerous Game"

"The Cask of Amontillado"

"The Landlady"

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
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« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2006, 07:19:25 AM »

Oh dear... I wonder if this is the plane accident Jane was talking about yesterday

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Calif. Plane Crash Kills Ex-TV Host, Wife
Mar 14, 1:15 AM EST


A former TV game show host and his wife were killed Monday morning when their small plane crashed into Santa Monica Bay shortly after takeoff on a volunteer flight for a medical charity, authorities said.

Divers called off a search for a third person late Monday after authorities concluded only two people were on board.

The bodies of Peter Tomarken, 63, host of the hit 1980s game show "Press Your Luck," and his wife, Kathleen Abigail Tomarken, 41, were identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The plane was on its way to San Diego to ferry a medical patient to the UCLA Medical Center, said Doug Griffith, a spokesman for Angel Flight West, a nonprofit which provides free air transportation for needy patients.

Tomarken, the pilot, was a volunteer for the group. The FAA said the plane was registered to him.

The third person authorities initially believed was on board may have been the patient, said Coast Guard spokesman Tony Migliorini.

"We believe the third person was the person they were going to pick up," he said. "When they filed the flight plan, they said three persons were to be on board. That's why we had to presume they had three and did the search."

The plane apparently had engine trouble and was headed back to Santa Monica Airport, located about two miles inland, but went down in about 19 feet of water about a half-mile southwest of the Santa Monica pier, authorities said.

Luis Garr said he didn't hear the engine but heard the splash as the plane "kind of landed into the water."

"It's a big splash, a huge splash. ... Then it started going down," Garr said. "The wings were still floating so I was, `Get out! Get out!' because the door was still available to get out and nobody came out. So the plane kept going down, down, down."

Tomarken's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."

"Press Your Luck" was known for contestants shouting the slogan "Big bucks! No whammies!"

Tomarken's agent, Fred Wostbrock, said his client's first game show was "Hit Man!," which ran 13 weeks on NBC, followed by the four-year hit "Press Your Luck" on CBS. He also was on "Bargain Hunters," "Wipe-Out" and "Paranoia."

"He was always a fun guy to be around, and he just loved the genre of game shows," Wostbrock said.



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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2006, 07:20:44 AM »

I see that yesterday was Commonwealth Day in Canada. I'm assuming it was a national holiday. What does it commemorate? (I assuming it has something to do with the British commonwealth of countries, but that's just an assumption.)
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« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2006, 07:21:25 AM »

I saw that article about the former host of the 80s gameshow PRESS YOUR LUCK. Very sad.
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« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2006, 07:22:22 AM »

"The Cask of Amontillado"

"The Premature Burial"


both by Edgar Allen Poe
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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2006, 07:28:53 AM »

And if you want to see her skills in musical comedy, pick up JUST FOR YOU. She's simply delightful in it and the musical she did prior to it: HERE COMES THE GROOM. They're together on a single DVD from Paramount.

I have that set. I have but have not watched JUST FOR YOU yet.
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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2006, 07:30:44 AM »

Two hours of IDOL finals tonight (and next week as well). That means HOUSE is preempted. Also makes for a busy DVR during the 9 p.m. hour.
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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2006, 07:31:43 AM »

I have that set. I have but have not watched JUST FOR YOU yet.

I prefer it to HERE COMES THE GROOM, but that's strictly a personal preference.
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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2006, 07:32:32 AM »

TOD  (part 4)

The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton

you can read it here  http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/LadyTige.shtml
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« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2006, 07:35:09 AM »

Well, I'd have to mention a Sherlock Holmes mystery or two:

"The Red Headed League"

"The Speckled Band"
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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2006, 07:37:07 AM »

When I was teaching, I loved teaching short stories, and I think my favorite one to teach was "The Necklace."
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« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2006, 07:41:34 AM »

And how could we possibly leave out such American classics as "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" or "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County."
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« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2006, 07:41:50 AM »

My work here is done.  Off to turn in my application and continue doing the job I've just applied for.

Bye for now.
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« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2006, 07:45:00 AM »

Favorite short stories - Evening Primrose, The Swimmer, The Jar, and anything by James Thurber, especially The Unicorn In The Garden.
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« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2006, 07:46:55 AM »

I am heading down now to get cleaned up so I can run my errands and get home in time for lunch.


WBBL.
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« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2006, 07:53:58 AM »

ASlo by Frank Stockton , although it may be too long to called a "short story" Captain Eli's Best Ear

also available for reading here http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/CaptEli.shtml
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« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2006, 08:16:48 AM »

Does The Color Kittens count as a short story?  ::)
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« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2006, 08:20:11 AM »

I am so over VCRs!! Last night I tried to watch Desp. Housewives, which I had taped on Sunday, and my VCR went all screwy...it have been acting up ever since I popped in a video movie that DR Elmoore sent me last week...but still I will blame it on Jose...so now I will go and pick up a head cleaner and see if that will help.

In the meantime I am finally going to call the cable company and ask of one of those tivo-like boxes that they have, so that I won't have to use video tapes anymore!
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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2006, 08:26:17 AM »

TOD:

Of all the reading I do do, I can't, at the mo', remember any short stories beyond what I read in high school and college:

The Lottery
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

I'll need to think more on this.
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« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2006, 08:35:56 AM »

I am so over VCRs!! Last night I tried to watch Desp. Housewives, which I had taped on Sunday, and my VCR went all screwy...it have been acting up ever since I popped in a video movie that DR Elmoore sent me last week...but still I will blame it on Jose...so now I will go and pick up a head cleaner and see if that will help.

In the meantime I am finally going to call the cable company and ask of one of those tivo-like boxes that they have, so that I won't have to use video tapes anymore!

DR MB, you will love it!  I dragged my feet forever before I jumped on the Tivo bandwagon, but I finally did and haven't looked back since.  Hopefully, your cable company provides the same kind of Tivo service that allows you to set up favorite shows to automatically record each week, along with searching through the coming weeks to find shows that you would be interested in.
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« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2006, 08:42:39 AM »

I forgot two favorite short stories:

"Why I Live at the PO" Eudora Welty
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" Flannery O'Connor
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« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2006, 08:44:02 AM »

I am so over VCRs!! Last night I tried to watch Desp. Housewives, which I had taped on Sunday, and my VCR went all screwy...it have been acting up ever since I popped in a video movie that DR Elmoore sent me last week...but still I will blame it on Jose...so now I will go and pick up a head cleaner and see if that will help.


I can't imagine you'd let all your good videos rot.  You can get a VCR these days for less than $100.  You know how I depend on mine!
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« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2006, 08:45:13 AM »

I shall now be on my way to LACC, after which I shall return.
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