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Postby Mechanical Grace » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:28 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:I finished the NY Times puzzle today AND yesterday. Boo. Ya.



Today's puzzle is one of me Dad's.

And your nephew is delish!

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Postby El Vez » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:32 pm

I just discovered that W. Earl Brown, the actor who plays (rather amazingly) Swearengen's right hand man Dan Dority on Deadwood, was also Cameron Diaz's handicapped brother in There's Something About Mary. If you've been following Deadwood, the contrast there is unbelievable to the point of alchemy.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:46 pm

Can't get into "Deadwood", though I've tried. Oh well, the last thing I need is more time in front of the boob tube.

MG: That's very cool news about your Dad - how long has he been doing puzzles for? My dad's a bit obsessed with the NYT crossword - does it every day and almost always manages to finish. Saturday can be a real bitch - harder than Sunday IMO because there's less margin for error.
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Postby miss buenos aires » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:37 pm

El Vez wrote:I just discovered that W. Earl Brown, the actor who plays (rather amazingly) Swearengen's right hand man Dan Dority on Deadwood, was also Cameron Diaz's handicapped brother in There's Something About Mary. If you've been following Deadwood, the contrast there is unbelievable to the point of alchemy.


Holy crap. Of course, when my sister saw E.B. Farnum, she cried, "This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl!"

WSS?, Sunday puzzles have the same level of difficulty as Thursday puzzles. And I am very sorry to hear that you don't like Deadwood. Great television, that is.

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Postby Mechanical Grace » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:43 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:MG: That's very cool news about your Dad - how long has he been doing puzzles for?


He started writing them about four years ago-- like your Dad he'd been doing it every day for ages. He turns 82 next week.

Saturday's puzzles are a bitch, to be sure! I don't think I'd make it through those without the occasional visit to Wikipedia...

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:40 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:WSS?, Sunday puzzles have the same level of difficulty as Thursday puzzles.


That sounds about right. Friday I can sometimes finish, but Saturday usually leaves me in the dust.

then miss buenos aires wrote:And I am very sorry to hear that you don't like Deadwood. Great television, that is.


I can appreciate the acting and understand why a lot of people like it - it's just a bit too plodding for my taste.
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Postby BlueChair » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:19 am

I can't believe there are still people out there with no form of voice mail/answering machine...
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:30 am

After Doc and I celebrated 10 years of marriage on Wednesday and then put two kids in braces yesterday, found out a third kid gets his braces off next month and then took the daughter to get senior pictures made, I don't know how much more excitement I can take. . . . . .except that I am considering a VERY last minute decision to go to Atlanta on Monday to see Elvis. . . . .wondering whether or not to blow the bucks. . . . .

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Postby El Vez » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:10 am

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Can't get into "Deadwood", though I've tried. Oh well, the last thing I need is more time in front of the boob tube.


Don't be a hooplehead dirt worshipper, WSS! I'm just kidding......what season have you checked out? If it's season one, then I'll admit that it can be a bit of a slog sometimes where seasons 2 and 3 hit the ground like a thunderclap.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:21 am

I'm pretty sure it was season one. My wife's not into the western thing at all (even a sort of anti-western like this), and we usually like to watch these sorts of shows on Sunday nights after we've managed to get the kids tucked in, so if she's not a fan and it doesn't grab me after a few episodes I give it a pass.

Mrs. Sam is also anti-swearing (must be from having been dragged to Bible school when she was younger), so the language turned her off. Of course, that hasn't stopped me from dropping plenty of "goddammits" in the kids' presence and letting the occasional F word slip at home (I always get a dirty look and a stern admonition). I don't get it to be honest - she's the most anti-clerical person I know but is still prudish when it comes to profanity. :?
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:26 am

My kids think it's hilarious when I curse. The more I do the harder they laugh. I know that doesn't make me mother of the year, but it helps keep me sane somehow. 8)

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:30 am

Yep, you need to let it out, don't you? No use in keeping it bottled up inside!
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:06 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Mrs. Sam is also anti-swearing


Then she probably wouldn't appreciate this:
http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/seven_minutes_in_deadwood.mp3

NSFW, obviously.

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Postby Mechanical Grace » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:55 pm

My mother cursed like a fucking sailor. I don't guess that will come as a surprise to anyone 'round here... :lol: I suspect she inherited the habit from her Cockney dad.

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:02 pm

I'm no Adam Corolla fan, but you have to dig the way he handles Ann Coulter calling into his radio show a little later than expected -

http://movies.crooksandliars.com/Adam-C ... 7-6-06.mp3
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:20 pm

Damn that's cathartic.

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Postby Mike Boom » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:11 pm

Man, that was great wasn't it?
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:37 pm

I loved it and don't even know much about her. Saw an article that made my flesh crawl. The world's biggest bigot? Grerat put down, anyway!
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:58 pm

"Kath & Kim", the Aussie sitcom currently being shown on Sundance Channel, is sickeningly addictive. Mrs. Sam has got me hooked.

Ann Coulter is evil incarnate. A complete bee-hatch.

Finally, file under "appropriately sponsored" (sent to me by Ticketbastard)...

"Pop-Tarts Presents American Idols Live Arena At Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT"

Nein danke. American Idol. In Bridgeport. In July. I'll have plenty of time to spend there - after I die.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:13 am

That's hilarious!
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:08 am

I have been invited to tour the new Wembley Stadium tomorrow. 8)

I think I'll be able to make myself available :lol:
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Postby miss buenos aires » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:40 am

I swam in a lake this weekend. Gosh, that was nice.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:15 pm

Sorry to bore you guys but im bursting here...

My son got his exam results today - he got a 2-1 degree in law!! *happy dancing* He can now put LLB after his name. (Bachelor Of Law) :lol:

Other happy news - my daughter who has just landed her first journalist job after getting her degree in media has just had her first main story published on mobile phone scams on Ebay!! :lol:

Youngest sons first college exam results out next month....... :D
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby Mechanical Grace » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:43 am

Bravo!! Nothing boring to me about a deservedly proud mum.


As for random thoughts, well,

This f-ing heat is melting me, body and soul. Here's what I did last night:

Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching CSI.
Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching more CSI.
Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching yet more CSI.
Showered.
Went to bed. In front of the fan.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:44 am

Thank you MG - I am boring but proud with it!! :lol:

Mechanical Grace wrote:
As for random thoughts, well,

This f-ing heat is melting me, body and soul. Here's what I did last night:

Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching CSI.
Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching more CSI.
Showered.
Sat in front of the fan watching yet more CSI.
Showered.
Went to bed. In front of the fan.



Ditto - except for watching the CSI bit!! :lol:
COME ON YOU SPURS!!


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