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Question: What is the best show of the most anticipated new shows this fall?
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« Reply #840 on: November 16, 2007, 02:33:46 PM »

Barton,

You see that cat over there Draping Pelham123 ? I found today that I had the chance to write my thoughts on my own female counterpart to that cat who looks like he spends all his time watching movies on tv.

But I don't know where to post it. Perhaps Pets? That is if I don't find some long dissertation in there about Proust; or,  some cartoonist repro artist pretending his posts are poetry. (or,even snide remarks from the resident alien from outer space who has been writing his movie club reviews out of the Criterion Club liner notes, blogs and forums, instead of being a regular guy and writing from scratch).

I've had two days of Pet-mania, among other things.

My cat also views tv from the couch but I am dumbfounded what she gets off on because it displays an advanced empathy quotient. No Teletubies, Barney,or Big Red Dog, for her.
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« Reply #841 on: November 17, 2007, 02:46:36 PM »


"Not that there's anything wrong with that!"




Re: Larry David, bicoastal Curbs your enthusiasm for Seinfeld or vice-versa?

Today, I ran across a good one that I can only paraphrase. A poster who got caught in a really bad line-up of comments about Katie Couric dissing Dan Rather had this to say. "I used to like that morning show until I realized it reminded me of an episode of each morning with Katie as Elaine, Al Roker as George, and  Lauer as Jerry."
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« Reply #842 on: November 17, 2007, 11:42:29 PM »


Well steel yourself for Episode 60, because it is roll on the floor funny.  I love Dr. Bright.


I just watched #60. That finale  took awhile before it crept up on you. Tell me, Do  you think possibly Larry had a brilliant idea when Imus got in trouble about some injudicious choice words?

L.D. on the other hand will take a chance on anything, if he thinks you will get how funny it is to be bizarre.
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« Reply #843 on: November 18, 2007, 02:17:43 PM »

Madupont:

"My cat also views tv from the couch but I am dumbfounded what she gets off on because it displays an advanced empathy quotient. No Teletubies, Barney,or Big Red Dog, for her."

I don't imagine a cat would care all that much for Clifford the Big Red Dog.  The other two I suspect have soundtracks dominated by shrill voices, which can drive a cat away.  We used to have a cat that would just go nuts over nature shows on PBS that focused on birds -- he would perch in front of the set and, for a while, would paw at the screen.  After a while, as he came to understand that the wall of glass was forever blocking off the birds, he would just stare and make tremulous sounds, his lips trembling.  There were some (to us) amusing experiments, in which he would try going around, or over the top of, the tv set and getting in through the back.

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« Reply #844 on: November 18, 2007, 03:05:54 PM »

Barton,

I had to put a stop to that immediately - that going around to the back to investigate how to get at the birds.  Fortunately, there are really enough birds around here because of plantings that interest them, so she can observe them on a larger scale: 56inch by 70inch is the smaller, mostly robins but a squirrel visits  on this channel to make her jealous with his speed.  How about 72 by 72 just for Gold Finches, canaries,and red cardinals, and sparrows. Used to get rabbits but I think they were killed off by request of some tenant with seniority or maybe it just went forward automatically by the kind of people who have to kill everything living?
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« Reply #845 on: November 18, 2007, 03:09:26 PM »

Ps,

As I compared with donotremove about the film,The Story of the Weeping Camel,  Kiki the cat could not leave the room while that was on but was transfixed listening to the  unhappy and complaining camels. One very hungry.
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« Reply #846 on: November 20, 2007, 05:54:08 AM »

Anyone interested in some classic commercials from the sixties?

http://www.archive.org/details/Televisi1960
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« Reply #847 on: November 20, 2007, 01:13:51 PM »


Tonight's "House" looks intriguing...involves a magician as a patient.   Last night has become a tv void, now that Prison Break is on hiatus.   Read a witty and funny sci-fi writer from the SF Bay Area, Rudy Rucker.  Very readable, excellent as a written substitute for tv.

As with most boomers, sixties tv commercials are burned deeply into the longterm storage part of my brain.  I'm reluctant to reactivate the relevant neurons.  (hey, alliteration!)

 

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« Reply #848 on: November 20, 2007, 01:15:26 PM »


Tonight's "House" looks intriguing...involves a magician as a patient.   Last night has become a tv void, now that Prison Break is on hiatus.   Read a witty and funny sci-fi writer from the SF Bay Area, Rudy Rucker.  Very readable, excellent as a written substitute for tv.

As with most boomers, sixties tv commercials are burned deeply into the longterm storage part of my brain.  I'm reluctant to reactivate the relevant neurons.  (hey, alliteration!)

 



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« Reply #849 on: November 20, 2007, 01:21:46 PM »


Well steel yourself for Episode 60, because it is roll on the floor funny.  I love Dr. Bright.


I just watched #60. That finale  took awhile before it crept up on you. Tell me, Do  you think possibly Larry had a brilliant idea when Imus got in trouble about some injudicious choice words?

L.D. on the other hand will take a chance on anything, if he thinks you will get how funny it is to be bizarre.

What I picked up on was the gerbil rumor - a minor news item several months back was Sylvester Stallone's confession that he started the gerbil rumor that went around about Richard Gere in the 90s.  Apparently the two of them hate each other's guts and Sly did that to Gere as a revenge thing.
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« Reply #850 on: November 20, 2007, 02:38:33 PM »

des,

Two more despicable guys, as human beings, have ever existed on the big screen (or, the small).
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« Reply #851 on: November 20, 2007, 07:23:18 PM »

Humor; 
24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1788161
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« Reply #852 on: November 26, 2007, 07:56:50 PM »

 
Truman Capote's life--specifically his trip to research and write the classic 'In Cold Blood'--is the focus of this adventurous biopic.
 
   
 
 
 
Start Date 11-26-07
 
End Date 12-23-07
 
Category HBO Movies
 
Sub-Category Drama
 
Cast Toby Jones
Sandra Bullock
Daniel Craig
Peter Bogdanovich
Jeff Daniels
Hope Davis
Gwyneth Paltrow
Isabella Rossellini
Juliet Stevenson
Sigourney Weaver
 
Director Douglas McGrath
 
Year 2006
 
Rating R
 
 ADULT CONTENT
ADULT LANGUAGE
VIOLENCE
 
 
Runtime 117 Minutes
 
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« Reply #853 on: November 27, 2007, 12:23:17 AM »

So what's the title of the Capote biopic on HBO?  It looks interesting.

(I still can't believe In Cold Blood was on a reading list for high schoolers -- at least one 9th grader who did a book report on it was fairly traumatized.)
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« Reply #854 on: November 27, 2007, 01:05:07 AM »

And, please, what are the two "Other" shows on the ballot in the header?  (The "Pushing Daisies" vote was mine.  Am still watching, in spite (or because?) I can't imagine a show more diametrically opposed to The Wire catching up on which was a mini-project during T'giving time off.  The Wire has featured a surprising lineup of directors--Agnieska Holland's vision of hell (Ep. 33, I think) was akin to Bosch TV.

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