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Saturday (3/11) was the last day they were open here. I did pick up DS set # 6 for about $38. Thanks CrazyJenny

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While that club is no doubt rich in great Rock & Roll history, NYC will always have great clubs no matter what name or location they are at. I'd like to recommend a visit to the Times Square Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum  [Candle] if you haven't been there.

Michael 

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All the best to webpotentate on your special day!!!
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Hope you had a rockin' birthday, Artist07
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All the best to you ClaudeNorth for a great day!!!
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I love cats. Jonathan's cat is waycoolcute!  [cat] He reminds me of our neighbor's cat, whom we call Thomas although I actually think his name is Mickey. When I was growing up I had a male tabby named Charlton Heston that loved water. If you ever wanted to find him, you just turned on a faucet. If you didn't close the door shut when you took a bath or shower, he would jump in with you! I hope we see more kittybooboo shots of Jonathan's new cat soon!

Michael

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Caption This! - 1897 / Re: Episode #0771
« on: March 09, 2006, 04:22:36 PM »
  This man is frozen with fear after seeing American Films Ltd. 's latest fim, "Shriek of the Mutilated" The management of the theatre accepts no responsibility for death by stroke or heart attack. Now through Sunday...   [/i]

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Current Talk '06 I / Re: James Hall & John Karlen
« on: March 09, 2006, 03:41:56 AM »
I remember going to a Bluegrass concert several years ago. The opening act came out, and I noticed they had some raw talent but played their set as if they were struggling within their limitations. The second act came on, they were about half developed talent and half the desire to want to be playing the music. The headlining act was Bill Monroe. Now admittedly, he was a veteran of 50 years by that time. But, when he played it was pure talent, an effortless performance that was perfect on each song. It was then I understood what it meant to have natural talent as compared to just the desire to perform. I use this as an analogy to John Hall and John (I always want to say Johnny now that I've been to several fests) Karlen. John Hall probably wanted to be a good actor, but he was not as blessed with the natural talent of John Karlen.  This is why I agree, and Diane has said this numerous times, that John Hall was replaced because he couldn't really make the transitions in his performance that were going to be necessary for the Willie Loomis character. To put it another way, we have a guy who has about the range of Barney Rubble with a guy who has close to a James Dean range. I don't want to pick on James Hall too hard, but consider John Karlen went on to win an Emmy while James Hall went on to things like SWAT as "Sentry."
     Likewise, I doubt we'd be talking about Dark Shadows today if Bert Convey had been cast as Barnabas. What probably would have happened is that as originally planned, the character would have been staked by Dr. Julian Hoffman after a few weeks and the show would have been a footnote in tv history, probably being canceled in its second year. Frid's casting, like John Karlen's was the necessary change and "lucky accident" that led to Dark Shadows being able to sustain and become the show we still love 40 years later.

Michael   
 

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / David Selby "The Super Cops"
« on: March 08, 2006, 07:34:50 PM »
I was reading the obituary of photographer/film director Gordon Parks, probably best known for his work to Life Magazine as well as directing "Shaft" (Right on...  [headbang]) Mentioned among his credits as 1974's "The Super Cops."  [police] [police] I think I saw this film on TV once over 20-25 years ago. It appears to be unavailable in DVD, Amazon lists a Canadian issue as oop. The VHS is listed, but I don't think its really available, something like a $39.95 list sounds the alarm that it was released for rental outlets but not as a sell through. Anyone know why this film is so hard to find? I remember it as a pretty good gritty police drama, with lots of internal corruption inspired in the wake of "Serpico." I remember Selby being quite good in a role that let him stretch those long legs and as a nice counterpart to the wired Ron Liebman. Joe Sirola who was also in "Seizure" was in this. Sadly, Parks passing may have MGM rethink and add this to their catalog.

Michael

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Polls Archive / Re: Accents galore.
« on: March 07, 2006, 03:28:24 PM »
If I remember, one of the few times someone on the show did have a "southern accent", it was during the Leviathan storyline. It was Elzabeth Eis's character Nelle Gunston. She was supposed to be from Virginia. The accent was a little strong for most areas of our state, but I've heard worse. (Elizabeth is one of my favorite and underrated short term players.)  There is a lot of variation in southern accents. From working on the phones in customer service, I can pretty much tell what state someone is calling from, even regionally. Atlanta has a pretty specific accent for example. Virginia accents overall aren't as strong as say the deeper southern states, say South Carolina or Alabama, although I admit our former governor and current Richmond mayor Doug Wilder has a pretty solid accent. Kind of like on some Brit shows when they want an American accent, they seem to default to Texas drawls. If you listen closely, you can occasionally hear David or Louis slip into their regional accents for a line here and there. The one and pretty much only time I noticed traces of Lara's Tennessee accent was in the movie "Hi, Mom".

Michael

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Caption This! - Leviathans / Re: Episode #0964
« on: March 06, 2006, 10:39:26 PM »
Okay, where did I put Barnabas medicine? The vessel with the pestle? The flagon with the dragon? Or was it the chalice from the palace? And who was I supposed to remember? Dave? Dave? Dave somebody? ::)

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Wow, more birthdays!Its like someone has one everyday.  ::)
All the best to Bob  [clown] and to Laura's Fires  [firedevil] Hope you both have great days of celebrations!
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Michael

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GMTA! I just logged on to the boards tonight before entering the realm of Morpheus to post that same thought! Now if we can convince someone like Tim Burton to do DS, Charlize would be THE choice for Angelique!
Michael

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I think maybe they're just closing some stores.  Having reading this thread, I stopped in at Suncoast yesterday -  hoping to find some DS on sale.  (I just LOVE the mall)  ::)   Nope.  They had a few volumes at full price.  Didn't see any signs of going out of business - no big discounts, no clearance stuff.  Zilch.

Couldn't even spend a little time browsing though, 'cause for some strange reason, my daughter hates being in there - claims the guys that work there give her "the creeps".   HUH??
I think that must be it, a major scale back. I went to another Suncoast as well today and found virtually no sale items. No used DS either, lol. Oh well. As for what your daughter says, I think Suncoast is a bit too aggressive on the "Can I help yous." They pounce like tigers the moment you enter. It can be unnerving. It makes the art of browsing less enjoyable.
Michael

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I have a book on the history of horror TV hosts, and proudly have 6 signatures in it, including his, Zacherly, the Bowman Body, Dr. Madblood, Chilly Billy Cardille and Elvira. Would love to get Svengoolie.]

Oooh, I'd love to see that!  Where'd you buy it?   8)
The book is named Televison Horror Movie Hosts and is by Elena M. Watson, published by McFarland books, which specializes in niche movie subjects. They have a website and for that matter they are usually at the Williamsburg Va. film festival which is next week March 8-11 if you're in the area. (One of the interesting things about this year's show is that over half of the guests appeared on the original Twlight Zone, ie James Best, Beverly Garland and others.) Jerry Harrell aka Dr. Madblood told me a funny story that he was at the Museum of Broodcasting in NYC, saw several copies of the book there, and asked to sign them all. They let him.  ;) The book I believe is in its second edition. Its a lot of fun to read.
Michael