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« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2006, 09:05:55 AM »

Well, time for me to head out too.

Laters...
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« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2006, 09:07:29 AM »

When I was teaching, I loved teaching short stories, and I think my favorite one to teach was "The Necklace."

OH!! I remember this one!! It was good and awful at the same time that story.....
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« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2006, 09:20:00 AM »

With those Tivo type things from the cable company you can set it to tape, say anything with June Kenney in it, can't you? Or every time that Desp. Housewives is on, can't you?

I just get tired of always having to set the time each week.
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« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2006, 09:23:00 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.)

I don't know if any other parts of the country celebrate this day, but i have never even heard of it. :(
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« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2006, 09:34:41 AM »

DR Vixmom:  The joke....not now...I have a headache.
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« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2006, 09:35:00 AM »

DR Vixmom:  The joke....not now....I'm not in the mood.
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« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2006, 09:35:11 AM »

DR Vixmom:








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« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2006, 09:35:54 AM »

There are strange things afoot....yessirree bob...strange things.
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« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2006, 09:36:42 AM »

I'm up.

I'm dressed.

I'm at work!

Why isn't it time for lunch?
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« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2006, 09:38:06 AM »

Thanks for the feel better vibes...I do appreciate them.

I'm not 100%, but I cannot stay cooped up in that apartment...I just CAN'T!  

It's one thing if I'm going to sleep.  And it's another thing if I'm going to putter around and do things.

But if I'm just going to sit and go "Blah!" all day long, I'd rather do it at work.
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« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2006, 09:39:08 AM »

Yesterday afternoon, I watched the special DVD edition (with DTS sound) of "Meet Joe Black"...a movie I never tire of, actually.

It's flawed...it's overlong...and it's wonderful.

And that Thomas Newman score is glorious...heartbreaking...wondrous!
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« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2006, 09:41:14 AM »

I don't know if any other parts of the country celebrate this day, but i have never even heard of it. :(

Here's a link to its "history":

http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/jfa-ha/commonwealth_e.cfm
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« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2006, 09:41:51 AM »

The Dead Rabbit

Thanks vixmom!!!  That was the best I've read all day!!!!  Keep 'em coming!
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« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2006, 09:46:47 AM »

Thanks vixmom!!!  That was the best I've read all day!!!!  Keep 'em coming!

Oh! No!  Was that "The Dead Rabbit" quote the punchline?

Aughghghghghghghghghghghghghghghghgh!
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« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2006, 09:55:56 AM »

With those Tivo type things from the cable company you can set it to tape, say anything with June Kenney in it, can't you? Or every time that Desp. Housewives is on, can't you?

I just get tired of always having to set the time each week.

Yep.  In Tivo, it's called a Season Pass, where you set it to record any reoccurring TV series (you can even have it ignore reruns.)  Tivo also has Wishlists that let you set up to record everything with a credited name.
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« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2006, 09:59:17 AM »

Oh! No!  Was that "The Dead Rabbit" quote the punchline?

Aughghghghghghghghghghghghghghghghgh!

That was not the punch line... just the title :)
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« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2006, 10:02:28 AM »

With those Tivo type things from the cable company you can set it to tape, say anything with June Kenney in it, can't you? Or every time that Desp. Housewives is on, can't you?

I just get tired of always having to set the time each week.

We have a DVR here, and, yes, you can set it up to record a weekly series.  And if you happen to need to catch up on re-runs, it will also search out whenever "Law & Order" is showing on any of the channels it is showing.  I'm sure if you check your cable system's website, there should be some sort of FAQ since not all Cable Providers are created equal.

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« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2006, 10:02:54 AM »

Nice to see you up and about, DR Ron Pulliam.
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« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2006, 10:03:12 AM »

Well... Now I'm heading out...

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« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2006, 10:04:30 AM »

Quote from: S. Woody White on Yesterday at 19:41:33
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And I just remembered, Russel Paxton (originally played by Danny Kaye) in Lady in the Dark is often referred to as "flamboyant."

After memorizing the Ris Stevens/Adolph Green album in college, I read the libretto in the library.

When the Randy Curtis (originally played by Victor Mature) arrives at the magazine, Russel rushes in and announces to the female staff, "Girls, he's gorgeous!"  That sort of made it clear what "flamboyant" meant.
 
 

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« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2006, 10:12:18 AM »

Nice to see you up and about, DR Ron Pulliam.

Many, many thanks, Herr Piano!

I'm up...I'm up....

...but I'm not certain I'm about....no....not certain at all I'm about.
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« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2006, 10:16:14 AM »

Just spent 15 minutes in various telephone trees and never got to talk to a single "live" being...but left a voice mail (oh, boy, you betcha I left a voice mail) about having received a statement of purchase for some fabric from a vendor we deal with all the time.

Only trouble is, the sale wasn't to us...it's to the Water and Sewer company in Myrtle Beach, SC.  That's right....only they've "applied" the sale to us on behalf of the water and sewer plant.

I've left copious instructions for whoever gets my voice mail....either correct the problem or tell me how they are going to relocate the Grand Strand Water & Sewer to Oakland CA...cause we ain't payin' any bills for any  agency not in Alameda CA.
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« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2006, 10:18:31 AM »

There's a bunch of folks online here....but where's all the posts, y'all?
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« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2006, 10:19:24 AM »

I'm hyper enough to post a kajillion little tell-me-nothin' posts if y'all don't ante up soon....

Y'hear?


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« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2006, 10:19:41 AM »

Ah, yes! A Christmas Memory and The Night the Bed Fell. I remember them as favorite short stories and also because they were very popular in the yearly High School Speech and Drama competitions as oral performances or as I used to call it, Oral Interpolation of Friction (ya hadda be there). High school students frantically cutting short stories to read in front of judges who would rate based on your ability to edit and still keep the sense of the story and your performance ability. Humorous stories were always more popular than dramatic stories, although The Lottery was a perennial favorite.

I used The Night The Bed Fell at one of those competitions in high school.   I received much higher marks with People of the Third Planet - can't remember who wrote it, it was about martians coming down and talking to an earthling. You didn't discover until the end that it was a parking meter.  Lots of fun voice changes between the Martians and the cops that show up to investigate the missing parking meter.
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« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2006, 10:19:49 AM »

Where the heck did vixmom get to?
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« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2006, 10:20:31 AM »

And is DR MattH in "wibble" mode??  As in "WBBL"?

I always picture him "wibbling" along on a "Wibbler".
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« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2006, 10:22:50 AM »

I used The Night The Bed Fell at one of those competitions in high school.   I received much higher marks with People of the Third Planet - can't remember who wrote it, it was about martians coming down and talking to an earthling. You didn't discover until the end that it was a parking meter.  Lots of fun voice changes between the Martians and the cops that show up to investigate the missing parking meter.

I had some fun...and a bit of success...adapting the president's phone conversation with the soviet premier in the war room in "Dr. Strangelove"...when the president has to inform the premier that some planes carrying nuclear weapons have been launched...but that it's all a silly little misunderstanding and that we're doing our best to get them back before they drop them.

It was never a competition piece, but it was a fun classroom indulgence.
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« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2006, 10:23:12 AM »

Feel better vibes to DRs RLP and Ann! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2006, 10:24:35 AM »

Re: the new show The New Adventures of Old Christine.

I thought the pilot was sort of funny.  But the second episode was a bit much. I'm not really sure if i will keep watching.  
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