Monday Afternoon Open Thread

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On the East Coast, Chuck and 24 come on in 40 minutes. Good night for DVR.

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    Couple of DVD recommends for the musical theater (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by ruffian on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:22:10 PM EST
    fans. I go on binges of these things. All available from Netflix.

    1. DA Pennebaker documentary of the 1971 studio session for original cast recording of  'Company'.  Very interesting to watch them get the performances just right, and Stephen Sondheim just coming into his own.  Will Elaine Stritch make it through 'Ladies Who Lunch' at 4 am? You'll have to watch.

    2. 'Follies in Concert', around 1986. Another Sondheim documentary of the rehearsals and concert. With Barbara Cook, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, George Hearn, Elaine Stritch, and more.

    3. 'Candide' in concert, 2006 or so. No documentary to this one, just the performance at Lincoln Center, with Kristen Chenoweth and Patti LuPone. Kind of long - I didn't watch every minute, but  funny. And you get to see Kristen show off her opera chops.

    I'm a fan....

    Thanks, ruffian (none / 0) (#13)
    by Zorba on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 08:24:33 PM EST
    I'll definitely check these out.  I'm a big musical theater fan (to the extent that I frequently annoy my husband by incessantly singing musical theater songs).

    Big Bang Theory! (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by mmc9431 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:41:50 PM EST
    I'm finding myself getting addicted to this show. With the way the world is, I can use all the laughs I can get.

    I got my macro photo (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:58:52 PM EST
    taking equipment set up, and started shooting things around the house...food, mostly.  I uploaded my favorite pic....

    It's here if you're interested.

    A diary that addresses the upcoming (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 08:52:07 PM EST
    Focus on the Family Tebow ad in a fashion that I can totally get behind.  I gotta say it on TalkLeft too and not just SportsLeft, I have read that Pam Tebow has said in the past that she was told that Tim Tebow was a life threatening pregnancy and she chose to carry the pregnancy to term.  I'm going to have to see those medical records from the Philippines though Pam before you can just run around talking about how brave you are compared to other women facing life threatening pregnancies.  I also did a bit of research about amoebic dysentery and I don't know what strong antibiotic she took that they strongly claimed would have deformed her fetus.  Flagyl is suspicious at best, but most ObGyn's are fine with it if it has to be used in the first trimester.  They have no problem with it in the second or third trimester.  One ObGyn says that there is only controversy about Flagyl.  They will avoid it if they can.  So what were these dangerous to the fetus antibiotic drugs she was given too that she was told meant she needed to abort the pregnancy?  Women's groups will be hitting this Jesus story hard if this ends up being what this commercial is about, and they need to.

    24 hasn't run out of hours yet? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 06:30:22 PM EST
    I keep hoping.  We watched 'Year One' yesterday and 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' today.  I will watch a movie called 'Trucker' shortly.  Have no idea what to expect there.  When I told my husband that we loved 'Avatar' he borrowed a copy floating around to watch because yes, you can buy bootleg 'Avatar' in Afghanistan just like you can in South Korea and Iraq too.  My husband said 'Hurt Locker' is stupid but refused to go into WHY it is stupid.  Too much information on the phone I guess or something.

    I watched the Last Mimzy (none / 0) (#2)
    by observed on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 06:53:19 PM EST
    and The Box recently. I thought Mimzy was pretty good, definitely a good kids' movie.
    The Box had potential but had too many extraneous plot elements. Plus, the cgi on Frank Langella's face just looked silly.
    I'm about to watch "Godspeed", set in Alaska.
    Something about a faith healer and a bunch of murders. I hope it's different, anyway.

    Let me know what you think of (none / 0) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:45:25 PM EST
    'Godspeed'.  We like Mimzy too.  'Year One' is a good Jack Black movie.  I particularly wanted to see Michael Cera in it since he has grown on me since 'Juno'.  Here is a good clip, Cain is who is sentencing them though and it leaves off footage of Cain also finding them guilty of the unsolved murder of his brother Abel.

    24 was good last night (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 06:59:26 PM EST
    It hasn't lost its touch. I still think the best place to watch it is on the treadmill at the gym  (downloaded from itunes to ipod) -- the 45 minutes just flies by and you don't even realize you are exercising.

    I never thought about putting 24 (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:16:49 PM EST
    together with exercise.  That is a good match.

    Exercise, like 24, is highly over-rated -emoticon (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by DFLer on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:46:31 PM EST
    24 is not overrated (none / 0) (#16)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 11:05:07 PM EST
    tonight's episode  is really exciting: incredible attempted assassination scene. Great twists too.

    I make the joke, and had to include 24 in my (none / 0) (#19)
    by DFLer on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 08:51:35 AM EST
    humor syntax

    used to be a 24 devotee....don't have time to invest now...and no tivo.

    glad to hear it's good...I love twisted, deep plots, a la Ludlum


    For me it's (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 06:57:10 PM EST
    24 and The Bachelor...but I have a wiretap motions hearing tomorrow afternoon I'm prepping for so I will watch them later tonight on the dvdr to be able to scroll through commercials and see them in 2 hours instead of 3.

    It's almost official (none / 0) (#7)
    by CoralGables on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:34:19 PM EST
    the Super Bowl this year will be held at the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium (dropped the "s"), Land Shark Stadium, Dolphin Stadium (again), and now Sun Life Financial Stadium.

    Thank god we still have places like Fenway and Wrigley. Places that keep their name across generations (at least for now).

    Wrigley (none / 0) (#11)
    by mmc9431 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 07:51:38 PM EST
    New owner stated in the Chicago Tribune today that Wrigley will not have it's naming rights sold.

    But isn't Wrigley Field... (none / 0) (#17)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 07:55:26 AM EST
    one of the first naming rights fields....after Wrigley's Gum?

    Point well taken though...it pains me to say the Yankees got it right with the new joint still called Yankee Stadium, while my beloved Mets went all corporate schill jumping into bed with Sh*ttyBank.


    There's (none / 0) (#15)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:38:01 PM EST
    stories appearing about how ugly tomorrow is going to be in MA. Apparently the independents are going to show up enmasse to slap Obama via Coakley.

    I can't believe these.... (none / 0) (#18)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 08:07:08 AM EST
    Yes Men guys slipped past my radar...love your work fellas, keep it up!  I highly recommend their doc..."Yes Men Fix The World"