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by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: "Pundents?"

THEHORN wrote:Well what do you expect from Sarah Palin ? And people have the nerve to
sneer at Obama for his alleged reliance on a teleprompter?
The thought of Sarah as President makes me delirious.I don't know whether it would be horrifying or hilarious.
Relax ... ain't gonna happen.
by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: "Pundents?"

living_stradivarius wrote:
Madame wrote:
HoustonDavid wrote:I think Colleen has that one unwrapped in spates. Got a lot of chuckles in that list, but
as Henry says, it's Entertainment, and written by the pro-bates.
And you think politicians AREN'T entertainers? :)
They're not supposed to be. Not what James Madison had in mind.
Yet ... we laugh :)
by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who remembers the song "The Thing" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Who remembers the song "The Thing" ???

I remember "The Thing" very well ... if I recall, Bob and Justine didn't give it much of a rating on American Bandstand, difficult to dance to ;)
by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: "Pundents?"

piston wrote:We are all being educationalized by the great linguistical diversificaying of our nation....
I grok :)
by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: "Pundents?"

I think Colleen has that one unwrapped in spates. Got a lot of chuckles in that list, but as Henry says, it's Entertainment, and written by the pro-bates. And you think politicians AREN'T entertainers? :) OK, I'm forest to continue: It was reported in New Scientist that an office worker described a...
by Madame
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: "Pundents?"

Maybe NOT so dumb ... Norm Crosby, king of malaprops, made a pretty good living speaking from his 'diagram' and drinking 'decapitated' coffee. :) We've been chuckling over malapropisms and other speech errors since I can remember: "...promise to forget this fellow - to illiterate him, I say, quite f...
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Tangled
Replies: 0
Views: 962

Tangled

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ksvgUOrkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I'm not a fan of most animated films, but I've read great reviews and heard from people who have seen it, that it is an over-the-top movie for all ages, enjoyed by both genders. Still showing in the theaters, but will probably be g...
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The King's Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: The King's Speech

HoustonDavid wrote:With all the good reviews and awards, I will undoubtedly purchase the DVD sight unseen.
I assure you, you won't regret it. (I've learned that waiting a while for Amazon Marketplace copies to come out, I can find great deals.)
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The King's Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: The King's Speech

Oh goody, Colleen is posting again. :D Like you I wanted to make an exceptional trip to see this in the cinema, but neither local town (Saratoga, Glens Falls) thought it mainstream enough to show to the local general audience. So now I wait for Netflix. This is true of a lot of outlying (did I spel...
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Reminds me a little of "Snow Falling on Cedars", another novel about the nissan (as well as third and even fourth generation "gisan") Japanese sent to American concentration camps for the duration of the war. It was televised, but the book was much better. It too involved Seattle and Bainbridge Isl...
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The King's Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

The King's Speech

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ib3hapgiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I seldom see movies in the theatre, but after watching the trailers and reading reviews, I decided this was worth the effort. (sometimes I get a kick out of gaffes, and I chuckled when one reviewer referred to King George VI's daug...
by Madame
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

My book club has chosen this wonderful work for this month. A review from one Amazon reader: As I wipe my teary eyes, I am amazed at the extraordinary journey I have just experienced reading Jamie Ford's "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet." The hotel is the Panama Hotel, an old dilapidated la...
by Madame
Fri May 21, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Valentina Lisitsa, how is this possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: Valentina Lisitsa, how is this possible?

And here I thought I'd discovered her first (most recently)! Lance, what a privilege it must have been to meet her. I was moved to tears by this exquisite performance of Schumann's Traumerei.

by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

Colleen and Rob and David (Ross): I apologize for mistakenly placing David (Ross) on my "foes" list twice. The first time was a while back, and the waters smoothed for a while, so I occasionaly lifted the veil to see what he had to say. In order to do that, the CMG system allows you to "Display thi...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

Dear Colleen, As I read your response to HoustonDavid, you were calling into question his previous statement that he had put DavidRoss on his foes list. Your evidence for this questioning, as I read your statement, at least, was that HoustonD seemed to keep on responding to DavidRoss posts which he...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

Dear Colleen, As I read your response to HoustonDavid, you were calling into question his previous statement that he had put DavidRoss on his foes list. Your evidence for this questioning, as I read your statement, at least, was that HoustonD seemed to keep on responding to DavidRoss posts which he...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

David (Ross), I too am amazed at your response. I don't believe it is your political persuasion that offends me so much as your personal vitriol and anger against so many people. You say that you insult no one, you only insult their beliefs and behavior. Is it not possible to see that calling someo...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

Tsk, tsk, tsk, David (Ross), there you go again with your favorite word to end all arguments. You do much better when you stick to your usually well-thought-out and documented points of view. We could all do better if we did the same. Who is we and what could we all do better if we do what the same...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

A summary why I've chosen to spend my time away from the Pub. I've heard it all before - over and over again, and see nothing gained in the way of intelligent political discussion from the tone of thei board. I was thinking along those lines ... like, what if we had a thread called: What new thing ...
by Madame
Sat May 08, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

David (Ross), I too am amazed at your response. I don't believe it is your political persuasion that offends me so much as your personal vitriol and anger against so many people. You say that you insult no one, you only insult their beliefs and behavior. Is it not possible to see that calling someo...
by Madame
Fri May 07, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

The fact that this thread, about anger, in general, including my own, has once again polarized along partisan lines is so illustrative of our growing problem. That's the crux: everything, absolutely everything, is being treated along these partisan lines, including earlier "ice outs" in Maine! Peop...
by Madame
Thu May 06, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: Anger

Does it belong here? Ask yourself, how would your anger against another be dealt with on Facebook, a site intended for "light" socialization between friends? I'm having an issue with it myself: my own anger and that of others who use the "WTF" and who engage in extaordinarily vicious and vindictive...
by Madame
Thu May 06, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

The story you site is absolutely lame compared to the Edwards story. You call infidelity by a nationally known Presidential candidate a yawn, but then you site a story on rogue cops? Have you ever heard of Serpico? Puleeeezee... :roll: Talk about a sleeper! Try this on for size... The Edwards story...
by Madame
Thu May 06, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

The story you site is absolutely lame compared to the Edwards story. You call infidelity by a nationally known Presidential candidate a yawn, but then you site a story on rogue cops? Have you ever heard of Serpico? Puleeeezee... :roll: Talk about a sleeper! Try this on for size... The Edwards story...
by Madame
Thu May 06, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

Finally -- These are the jurors for investigative reporting. Melanie Sill*, editor and senior vice president, The Sacramento Bee (chair) David Murray, managing editor, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Gretchen Morgenson*, assistant business and financial editor, The New York Times Jeffry Couch, editor and vi...
by Madame
Thu May 06, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

It ended the political career of one of the most promising liberal Presidential candidates of the last decade. Also he certainly was the odds on favorite for an Attorney General position with Obama. Check out the stuff that actually won and see how the Edwards story compares. I did, and the Edwards...
by Madame
Wed May 05, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Madame would not fare well in Sudan
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Madame would not fare well in Sudan

:D :D In Madame's soul, she is as tall as a Frisian princess. An Eight-Cow Wife by author unknown My trip to the Kiniwata Island in the Pacific was a memorable one. Although the island was beautiful and I had an enjoyable time, the thing I remember most about my trip was the fact "Johnny Lingo gave ...
by Madame
Wed May 05, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

It ended the political career of one of the most promising liberal Presidential candidates of the last decade. Also he certainly was the odds on favorite for an Attorney General position with Obama. Check out the stuff that actually won and see how the Edwards story compares. I did, and the Edwards...
by Madame
Tue May 04, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without Further Hashing my Family Skeletons, ...
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Without Further Hashing my Family Skeletons, ...

Allow me to say, though, from personal experience, that anger is a very powerful corrosive, very much like a strong acid and can cause significant damage to the vessel in which it is kept. Excellent - I heard a variation which said it destroys the vessel in which it is stored, rather than the one o...
by Madame
Tue May 04, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Garbage disposal talk!
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Garbage disposal talk!

I have to take even my regular household garbage to the dump, pardon me transfer station. There's no curb pickup of anything in Stony Creek. I suspect that's true for a good part of the country which is either sparsely populated or economically flat, or both. The entire greater Puget Sound area is ...
by Madame
Tue May 04, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Most influential people: 200 names to choose from
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Most influential people: 200 names to choose from

Any list like this one which doesn't include Craig Ferguson doesn't influence me a bit :)
by Madame
Mon May 03, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

Good Lord! Sadly, there is a wide audience for these tabloids who believe the salacious stories. I'm not sure if you're aware, but The National Enquirer broke the Edwards story while the MSM completely ignored it. The National Enquirer was nominated for a Pulitzer for their excellent investigative ...
by Madame
Mon May 03, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?

But hating Catholics is the new fashion, so I expect it to continue unabated. Despising the heart and soul of Western civilization is ever so trendy. I have this theory that subjectivity is rooted in personal memory, for all of us, you, me, John, Madame, everybody! My personal memories, as a 13 yea...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?

I believe you missed the point of the columnist. These people would make great popes? It seems to me that they have chosen their apostolates precisely to avoid having to deal in an apologistic way with their church being "male chauvinist, homophobic and so out of touch that it bars the use of condom...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

Good Lord! Sadly, there is a wide audience for these tabloids who believe the salacious stories. I'm not sure if you're aware, but The National Enquirer broke the Edwards story while the MSM completely ignored it. The National Enquirer was nominated for a Pulitzer for their excellent investigative ...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The National Enquirer at it again....
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: The National Enquirer at it again....

Good Lord!

Sadly, there is a wide audience for these tabloids who believe the salacious stories.
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?

By Nicholas D. Kristof Op-Ed Columnist Maybe the Catholic Church should be turned upside down. Jesus wasn’t known for pontificating from palaces, covering up scandals, or issuing Paleolithic edicts on social issues. Does anyone think he would have protected clergymen who raped children? Yet if the t...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ash Laden Sky
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Ash Laden Sky

This amazing picture was taken from the balcony of a woman living in Hoofddorp, Holland.


Image

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-432936
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There's been a lesson here for me
Replies: 98
Views: 1810

Re: There's been a lesson here for me

"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." - Ralph W. Sockman Chalkie, none of us knows more than a little, even about the things we have some "expertise" in...and per the old saws, the more real expertise we have, the more we are humbled by recognition of how shallow...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I wonder if Piston is getting the 60s déjà view
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: I wonder if Piston is getting the 60s déjà view

Hey, naked women celebrating Earth Day on their bikes, topless women protesting social norms favoring topless men, and the notorious 1998 case of the topless lawnmower rider in Newport In 1998, a Newport woman mowed her lawn while topless. A neighbor complained and the town ended up voting on wheth...
by Madame
Sun May 02, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Garbage disposal talk!
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Garbage disposal talk!

Yikes! I guess each area is different. This is the deal where I live: Regular garbage pick-up - can include empty/dry water base paint cans along with typical garbage items. (No yard waste). (Includes dirty disposable baby diapers, yuck. I'm all in favor of using the old-fashioned cloth diapers, eve...
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: My Computer Crashed

slofstra wrote:
Madame wrote:
Istvan wrote:PC Help Forums can be very useful. I only use a French one but there must be some English language ones.
Thank you. I know how to use the computer ... too well! :)
Take a fast or sabbatical. It's sensory overload.
EGGS-actly! I'm thinking sabbatical.
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

Lauran Neergaard covers health and medical issues for The Associated Press in Washington. WASHINGTON — Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insu...
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: My Computer Crashed

Istvan wrote:PC Help Forums can be very useful. I only use a French one but there must be some English language ones.
Thank you. I know how to use the computer ... too well! :)
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: .....some IDEAL DOUBLE FEATURES!
Replies: 23
Views: 1931

Re: .....some IDEAL DOUBLE FEATURES!

"Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) :) and "Airport '77" :|
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: My Computer Crashed

Apart from my total addiction to The Saul Chronicles I couldn't function as a lawyer and law professor without being both online and doing research. So that's why I have two PCs, three laptops and two netbooks. :) And a http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:2EaJi73-68wG_M:http://www.porterfieldsfinear...
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: My Computer Crashed

jbuck919 wrote:Image
Which one? :)
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: My Computer Crashed

Two weeks ago. I was lost. After a week it wasn't so bad. Then I kind of liked it. Caught up on other things. Saw a few old friends. Visited the curling club in Seattle and met some new people. Over the weekend got it repaired, upgraded, and screaming fast. Retrieved backed up files, re-installed a...
by Madame
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Computer Crashed
Replies: 13
Views: 357

My Computer Crashed

Two weeks ago. I was lost. After a week it wasn't so bad. Then I kind of liked it. Caught up on other things. Saw a few old friends. Visited the curling club in Seattle and met some new people. Over the weekend got it repaired, upgraded, and screaming fast. Retrieved backed up files, re-installed ap...
by Madame
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 506

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

I received an advance letter dated March 8 (USPS). (I haven't checked today's mail.) This is the content of the letter ... interesting. Dear Resident: About one week from now, you will receive a 2010 Census form in the mail. When you receive your form, please fill it out and mail it in promptly. Yo...