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by MarkC
Mon May 31, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: One gal's opinion on oil spill
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: One gal's opinion on oil spill

I usually enjoy your sometimes odd sense of humor Mark, but sometimes you also seem to be standing on both sides of the same line. But of course, it must be your sense of humor, not my perception. Where did you see any humor? Where did you see standing on both sides? You don't agree that any argume...
by MarkC
Mon May 31, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: One gal's opinion on oil spill
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: One gal's opinion on oil spill

But then I did not hear you say anything about corporate misinformation, disinformation, and how corporate spokespersons have incredibly minimized the impact of this spill. Is that not an even greater flaw than exaggeration? I think you're mistaking where I'm at. I AGREE with you. All I was saying ...
by MarkC
Mon May 31, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: One gal's opinion on oil spill
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: One gal's opinion on oil spill

Thanks for posting it. This is one of those kinds of things that I take both seriously and 'with a grain of salt.' I'm assuming there's a lot to what she says, but also wary that it might be at least somewhat exaggerated. What I hope will happen is that it will get enough play that the other side(s)...
by MarkC
Mon May 31, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

living_stradivarius wrote:
MarkC wrote:I'm just pointing out what I'm observing.
Same 8)
Yes, but one of us is being scientific, and the other isn't. :lol:
by MarkC
Mon May 31, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A virtuoso performance
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: A virtuoso performance

.....My local team - who can't seem to find the win column..... I follow 'your' team a little bit closely because one of the players -- Jeff Keppinger -- became a mild ( very mild) cult figure while he was here in New York with the Mets. I'm glad to see that he's doing well -- or at least seems to ...
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

living_stradivarius wrote:Defending him yet again......
You want to paint people as all good or all bad?

I don't believe in being extreme. Especially when it's wrong.

And besides, I'm not "defending" or "offending." I'm just pointing out what I'm observing.
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A virtuoso performance
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: A virtuoso performance

slofstra wrote:Thanks for reminding me of why I dislike major league baseball so much.
I think you'll need to tell us exactly why that is. :lol:
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interview with pianist Jerome Rose by Gary R. Lemco
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Interview with pianist Jerome Rose by Gary R. Lemco

Thanks for posting it, Lance. Years ago I had the great opportunity not only to hear Jerome Rose play the Brahms D minor Concerto, but also........ The night before, he dropped in on a master class given by a friend of his in that town, and I happened to be there. He joined in hearing some of us pla...
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

BTW........I notice that Saul admirably is staying away from this thread.
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

OK, that's ONE. :lol:

You need to find a bunch more before you're right. :mrgreen:

And before you go and do all that work, be forewarned: For every one you find that I replied to, I'd be able to find a hundred that I didn't!

P.S. I'm not stupid enough to do that work though. :lol:
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A virtuoso performance
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: A virtuoso performance

LOL! I must admit, you fooled me. :) I was wondering, who just gave a concert? Kissin? Ax? Ma? Hamelin? And yes. Halladay is one of the greats, right before our eyes. If there's any pitcher who "deserves" to get a perfect game, he's it. When fans talk about who might make the Hall of Fame, often the...
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

No, quite often.... We must disagree on our concepts here. :) One time, it is said, Reggie Jackson and Mickey Rivers (baseball players) got into some stupid argument, wherein Reggie felt compelled to say, "Why am I even talking to an idiot like you? My IQ is 160." Rivers said, "Out of what, a thous...
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

living_stradivarius wrote:......All this coming from someone who replies to him on a regular basis......
RARELY
by MarkC
Sun May 30, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

......A friend mine declined an invitation to this "hate-mongering" forum. One member makes it a "hate-mongering forum"? In a way I can't even relate to what y'all are saying, because I barely notice those posts. My eyes just sort of automatically skip over them. For all intents and purposes I don'...
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

piston wrote:
P.S. I was kinda like that the other nite, without a drop of alcohol.
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

piston wrote:ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE, we're not quite there ... yet!:
Hey, I'm not sure she was drunk!
Perhaps she's just a pound or two overweight and a little uncoordinated. :)
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The Worst Actor-Actress You Have Ever Hissed and Boohed
Replies: 18
Views: 2977

Re: The Worst Actor-Actress You Have Ever Hissed and Boohed

Not to be a d1ck :) but........I don't think I'd ever hiss or boo an actor/actress. But.......if we can broaden it to bad acting with or without booing: Joyce Randolph . In fairness, I don't think she did a lousy job of "Trixie," but alongside Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows, she did ...
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add [theonewhosenameshallnotbeposted] to your ignore list
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Add Saul to your ignore list

I wish this "anti" stuff would stop -- I mean the threads directed against a particular member.

If you don't like his stuff, don't reply to it. The replying encourages it and increases it. If you reply less (or not at all) -- sure, It'll still go on, but it won't be as prominent.
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

Brendan wrote:.....I know I have the moral high ground.....
You might, if you didn't express yourself in some of the ways as you have done on here.
As it is, you lose it.
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

Chalkperson wrote:......Any restriction, other than the Rules of the Site, people have to self censor....
Sorry, but I can't tell if you're being serious.

If you are, you did misunderstand (and still do).

If not, you need to use more smileys. [sm. suppr.]
by MarkC
Sat May 29, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

I don't think it is "religious discussions" that we should refrain from. I think it's any kind of obnoxious/provocative/polemic post -- which IMO may be a political post as often as a religious one. And sometimes (rarely) about other subjects also. I like your basic idea, but how about we target it...
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

I do care. And I've been saying what I think.
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

.....Now, let's see. Somebody comes to you in a pub and, for the next half hour, you are exposed to his views and opinions and beliefs. Can you just relinquish your seat and, because of this exchange, say goodnight to the bar tender and go home?..... I'll have to be hypothetical since I don't go to...
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

He's not ruining the forum. In fact, IMO in a certain way, he lends it a certain "color." :) The main problem is that people reply to him, which then enables him to reply to the reply, etc. etc., then reply to the reply to the reply -- and of course re-copying the whole sequence of posts each and ev...
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

Replying to him in a nasty off-color way doesn't do anything and won't do anything.

I don't know if anything would, but that sure won't.
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please refrain from religious discussions.
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Please refrain from religious discussions.

I don't think it is "religious discussions" that we should refrain from. I think it's any kind of obnoxious/provocative/polemic post -- which IMO may be a political post as often as a religious one. And sometimes (rarely) about other subjects also. I like your basic idea, but how about we target it ...
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An alternate theory
Replies: 26
Views: 1548

Re: An alternate theory

Brendan wrote:....Go sacrifice a goat to your god, you rancid filthy moron.
In case you care, you don't enhance your own credibility or anything at all when you say stuff like that.

Then again, I've given advice to Saul and he didn't pay any attention, so......maybe I'm not enhancing anything either. :)
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kathryn Selby
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Kathryn Selby

Chalkperson wrote:Yep, he does... :lol:
Thanks, I guess. [smiley suppressed]
by MarkC
Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An alternate theory
Replies: 26
Views: 1548

Re: An alternate theory

Jean -- IMO it's not impossible.

I had a teacher/colleague/friend who believed that.

In any event, I do believe it's likely that there is intelligent life elsewhere. As for the rest of the theory, if I had to bet one way or the other, I'd bet no. But I wouldn't bet everything I had. :)
by MarkC
Thu May 27, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kathryn Selby
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Kathryn Selby

Not at all!

How do you know that I don't feel I wasn't paying enough attention? :lol:

Secondly, I did find out!

Thirdly, I was mostly kidding. :)
by MarkC
Thu May 27, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano

VERY INTERESTING to see the posts by Ric and Lance. I guess I have a lower standard of amusement. :) Plus, I admit gladly, I give huge weight (no pun intended) :lol: to spectacle , plus anything that's "different" (although I'm not in the Glenn Gould school of thought which says that the only reason...
by MarkC
Thu May 27, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kathryn Selby
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Kathryn Selby

Good post, but if you don't know she's Agnes's daughter, you haven't been paying enough attention! :)

BTW.......I just learned recently.
by MarkC
Thu May 27, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why are so many libs closet fascists?
Replies: 46
Views: 2849

Re: Why are so many libs closet fascists?

I'll repeat for the deaf. The federal income tax, as we have it today, was undeniably a liberal brainchild ..... Saying it louder doesn't change it or make it better. We heard you. BTW.......the "Republican"/"Democrat" post was an appropriate reply, all things considered, including context and impl...
by MarkC
Thu May 27, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Lincoln Center restaurant lacks name
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: New Lincoln Center restaurant lacks name

jbuck919 wrote:.....maybe we should suggest that it be called CMG (for Classical Music Gourmet, of course).......
I think our vote on that would be unanimous. :)
by MarkC
Wed May 26, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano

P.S. Ric -- you don't have to see the film to see that performance.
Here it is on YouTube:

by MarkC
Wed May 26, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano

How he did in the competition: It was one of the most interesting and controversial things about the event. He finished with the Ritual Fire Dance, which he played (apparently consciously) as an imitation and exaggeration of Rubinstein, including the raising of the hands way way above the keyboard b...
by MarkC
Wed May 26, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano

Lance wrote:......I'm delighted to learn that a Google search brought you right back to your good old home here at CMG! :)
I thought it was totally wild. :)

And of course I was delighted to see that James has been discussed here.
by MarkC
Tue May 25, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Lance wrote:Remember: it's QUALITY, not QUANTITY that really counts! This whole collecting thing can become obsessive eventually if you allow it. I'm just glad it hasn't happened to me - yet!
Give it time, you're young yet. :lol:
by MarkC
Tue May 25, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano
Replies: 22
Views: 3272

Re: "Hatikvah" - Variations for Piano

Wow. :) Guess what........I stumbled on this old thread via GOOGLE search (not a search of this site), looking up something about James. He's been part of the "amateur competition" scene, and he's featured quite a bit in the documentary They Came to Play which I've talked about on here, including in...
by MarkC
Tue May 25, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

barney wrote:I have 18 versions, so don't belong on the same page as the likes of Lance with more than 90......
Yes you do belong..........you have about 9 times as many as I do. :)
by MarkC
Tue May 25, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans

That makes two and counting.
(THREE if you include me.) [sm. suppr.]
by MarkC
Tue May 25, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

Maybe it's your thought processes. <ducking>..... Definitely! (no need to duck) Whatever else it is or isn't, it's definitely my thought process. :lol: After all, remember: "Don't expect me to be sane, I'm playing Scriabin" :mrgreen: But the 'beauty' of speculation like mine is that it can never be...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 3736

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

Jean -- I don't see that you said anything offensive either.

I guess it's just that with things like this, stuff can be taken in any which way.....
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 3736

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

......Also, those opposed to this kind of reasearch claim that there is no possibility of medical benefit from it. How do they know?..... Speaking as someone on your side, I've never heard any of them be that brazen. Maybe I've been fortunate not to hear from any of the more brazen among them. :) W...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Top Two Cadets-West Point, Class of 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Top Two Cadets-West Point, Class of 2010

......I hope we'll never know when the first non-closeted gay person achieves such honors, because when it happens no one will think it significant enough to be worth reporting. I remember the first time I witnessed something along those lines. I consider myself pretty 'liberated' but maybe I'm not...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

slofstra wrote:One of the reasons O'Neal's was chosen originally was its proximity to the Lincoln Center. Since that is no longer a criterion.....
That means the concert idea was scuttled? I wouldn't have any complaint about that -- just curious.
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

I don't know, Mark - we were there just a week ago Saturday, and the place was busy as ever - and i don't remember seeing even one veal item on the menu...... Sounds like my speculation wasn't much right. :) But there may have been something to it. We shrink types look for signs of stuff. :) If vea...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

If the news about O'Neal's closing is valid, the selection of menus becomes irrelevant...... Indeed. BTW......not to be flip, but i wonder if their thing with veal hasn't helped them. Granting that I'm biased, it seems to me that their featuring veal to the extent that they put it as the one-and-on...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

Longtime Upper West Side eateries have been closing one after another in the last few years; Café des Artistes and Lenge come to mind and there have been others whose names I forget..... You didn't already forget Tavern on the Green, did you...... :) And, depending on how far back we want to go: Hi...
by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 4639

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

My wife and I are still planning to come, but, again, we can't be there until after 9PM, if that's still OK. Am voting for the more expensive option, twice. Huh. I guess I should vote twice then too! (My wife would probably be coming.) But that makes me wonder......does that mean there's no mechani...