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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 07:33 am
Edd Byrnes
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Edd Byrnes (born Edward Byrne Breitenberger, 30 July 1933, New York, New York, United States) is an American actor of German and Irish extraction.

His alcoholic father died when he was aged thirteen. He changed his surname to Byrnes, which was his maternal grandfather's surname and appeared in the film, Marjorie Morningstar as Edward Byrnes. He was usually billed under the name Edd Byrnes.

His most famous role was as Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III on the TV detective series 77 Sunset Strip. His constant tending of his ducktail haircut led to many jokes and a hit song, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb", which he recorded with Connie Stevens. The Kookie character was an example of the hipster sidekick who talks jive talk and knows what is "the word on the street".

Byrnes was later hired to host Wheel of Fortune, but was fired by Merv Griffin after only the pilot episode in 1974 and was replaced by Chuck Woolery in 1975; he has appeared in many TV shows and unmemorable movies including three spaghetti westerns.

He also played the role of Vince Fontaine in the 1978 smash movie Grease.

His son, Logan Byrnes, was a news anchor at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 07:51 am
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 07:56 am
Laurence Fishburne
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Birth name Laurence Fishburne III
Born July 30, 1961 (1961-07-30) (age 46)
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Other name(s) Lawrence Fishburne
Larry Fishburne
Years active 1973 - present
Spouse(s) Gina Torres (2002-present)
Hajna Moss (m. 1985)
Official site www.Laurence-Fishburne.com

Notable roles Tyrone "Clean" Miller in Apocalypse Now
Jason "Furious" Styles in Boyz N the Hood
Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It
Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy
Sgt. Whitey Powers in Mystic River
Emmy Awards

Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
1993 TriBeCa
Outstanding Made For Television Movie
1997 Miss Evers' Boys
Tony Awards

Best Featured Actor in a Play
1992 Two Trains Running

Laurence Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American Oscar nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, playwright, director, and producer.




Biography

Early life

Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia to Laurence Fishburne II, a corrections officer, and Hattie, a junior high school math and science teacher. His parents divorced during his childhood and his mother moved with him to Brooklyn, New York where he was raised. Fishburne's father saw him once a month.[1][2] He is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York which closed in the 1980s.


Career

Fishburne started acting at age twelve getting his big break in 1973 portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. He was initially cast in the hit television series Good Times, but the role was eventually given to Ralph Carter. Fishburne's most memorable childhood role was in Cornbread, Earl and Me in which he played a young boy who witnessed the police shooting of a popular high school basketball star. Fishburne later earned a supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, in which he played a 17-year-old sailor nicknamed 'Mr. Clean'. When production began in March 1976 he was just fourteen, apparently lying about his age to get the part. Filming took so long that he was already seventeen upon its completion.

Fishburne spent much of the 1980s in and out of television and periodically on stage. Fishburne had a recurring role as Cowboy Curtis with Paul Reubens' character, Pee Wee Herman in the CBS children's television show, Pee-Wee's Playhouse. He also appeared in the M*A*S*H episode, "The Tooth Shall Set You Free", as Corporal Dorsey. His stage work during the 1980s included Short Eyes in 1984 , and Loose Ends in 1987 . Both were produced at Second Stage Theatre in New York City.

In 1991, Fishburne starred in Boyz N The Hood. The following year, in 1992, he won a Tony Award for his stage performance in the August Wilson play, Two Trains Running and an Emmy Award for his performance in the opening episode, "The Box," of the short-lived anthology series television drama TriBeCa. In 1993, he received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It?. Today, Fishburne is perhaps best known for his role as Morpheus, the hacker-mentor of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, in the 1999 blockbuster science fiction film, The Matrix. He briefly appears as a stretcher-bearer in one version of the video for The Spooks' song "Things I've Seen" (2000).

Fishburne reprised his role as Morpheus in the Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. He has appeared with Tom Cruise as Theodore Brassell, IMF superior of Cruise's character in Mission: Impossible III. In 2006 he appeared on stage with Angela Bassett in a Pasadena production of the August Wilson masterpiece, Fences.[3] Most recently, he provided the voice of the narrator in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movie, released March 23rd, 2007.[4]

Fishburne has worked with actress Angela Bassett in a four projects. He says "An electrifying thing happens when the two of us work together. I haven't experienced it with anyone else. A freedom happens when we work together". They both plan to work with each other in the future.[citation needed]

On February 24, 2007, Fishburne was honored with the Harvard Foundation's Artist of the Year award at the annual show Cultural Rythms. He received this honor for his prowess as an actor and entertainer and for his humanitarian pursuits. Fishburne is a UNICEF ambassador.[5] The mayor of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mayor Kenneth Reeves awarded him the key to the city and declared the twenty-fourth of February, "Lawrence Fishburne" day in the city of Cambridge.[citation needed]


Personal life

Fishburne was married to actress Hajna Moss in 1985. They have two children together: a son, Langston, born in 1987, and a daughter, Montana, born in 1991. Fishburne's current wife is actress Gina Torres, whom he wedded on September 20, 2002. She is expecting their first child in the summer of 2007.

Fishburne is a big fan of Paulo Coelho and plans to produce a movie based on the novel The Alchemist.
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 07:58 am
Vivica A. Fox
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Birth name Vivica Anjanetta Fox
Born July 30, 1964 (1964-07-30) (age 43)
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Official site http://www.vivicafox.com/

Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964 in South Bend, Indiana) is a film and television actress.

After graduating from Golden West College with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences, Fox moved to California to become an actress, first on soap operas such as Generations, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. One of her earliest roles saw her as Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC TV series Out All Night. She also appeared as Jazz's sister on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She got her big break in film as Will Smith's stripper girlfriend in Independence Day. From there, she was cast in many other films and earned critical acclaim for her role in the 1997 movie Soul Food, which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations.

In December 1998, she married singer Christopher Harvest (aka Sixx-Nine) whom she later divorced in June 2002.

Fox also played roles in Idle Hands, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Two Can Play That Game and Juwanna Mann before landing the role of assassin Vernita Green in the 2003 Quentin Tarantino vehicle, Kill Bill. Fox has also tried her hand at voice acting, providing her voice for roles in the television cartoons Ozzy & Drix and Kim Possible.

In 2004, Fox was in an episode of Punk'd where her pregnant friend Tichina Arnold pretended to go into labor, but they became angry when a paramedic appeared to care more about taking pictures than delivering the baby.

Fox's relationship with the rapper 50 Cent earned her playful nods from Missy Elliott in her song "I'm Really Hot", The Game in "Dreams", and from 50 Cent himself in "Get In My Car". She was also mentioned in Game's diss song 300 Bars and Runnin' which dissed 50 Cent.

Fox is currently starring in the drama series, Missing on the Lifetime Television Network with Caterina Scorsone and Mark Consuelos. She is also the show's co-producer.

Fox is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fox participated in the third season of ABC's hit television show, Dancing with the Stars, she was voted off after the fourth week.

Vivica is set to star in an upcoming movie about the rise and fall and rise of Grammy Award-Winning pop music superstar Whitney Houston as well as the sixth season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as a mother of a Katrina evacuee family.

On March 20, 2007 Vivica was arrested for DUI[1]. At 10:57 PM on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, Vivica reportedly passed a marked police car while going 80 mph. She was taken to Van Nuys jail where she submitted to two breathalyzer tests which were over the 0.08 legal limit according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesman Leland Tang.
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 08:00 am
A first grade school teacher in Virginia had twenty - five students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well - known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.
It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first - graders, 6 - year - olds, because the last one is a classic!

1. Don't change horses until they stop running.
2. Strike while the bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but How?
6. Don't bite the hand that looks dirty.
7. No news is impossible
8. A miss is as good as a Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new Math
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning.
11. L ove all, trust Me.
12. The pen is mightier than the pigs.
13. An idle mind is the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's pollution.
15. Happy the bride who gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is not much.
17. Two's company, three's the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.
19. L augh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and You have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you See in the picture on the box
24. When the blind lead the blind get out of the way.
25. A bird in the hand is going to poop on you.


And the WINNER and last one!

26. Better late than Pregnant
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 09:18 am
Well, folks, we know that our hawkman is through with his celeb bio's when he favors us with cliches that are far betten when finished by kids. (especially those in Virginia)Thanks again, Bob, and you did save the best until last. Wonder how those kids would finish that old saw.

Until our Raggedy arrives, here is one by the three sisters, and yes, it's weird. (no conncection with MacBeth)

NO MORE
The McGuire Sisters
Toots Camarata / Bob Russell

You ain't gonna bother me no more
Nohow
Love just goes so far
No more
Woke up this morining and found
I didn't care for you no more
Nohow
Never felt so good before
You're down to my size
It's over and done
So honey, step down from your throne
That look in your eyes
Don't bother me none
Can take or leave you alone
From my window
Skys ain't grey no more
Not now
Here's the day
That I've been waiting for
Got only one heart
One heart with no spares
Must save it for loving
Somebody who cares
So you ain't gonna bother me
No more, no more

http://www.singers.com/groupimages2/mcguiresisters.gif
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 11:26 am
Good afternoon. Very Happy

The McGuires, Ed Byrnes; Arnie; Lawrence Fishbourne and Viveca A. Fox.

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yitwail
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 12:29 pm
a maximum utmost moment from TV land Question

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb
Kookie, Kookie?

Well now, let's take it from the top and grab some wheels
We'll wail along and talk about some cuckoo deals

But Kookie, Kookie lend me your comb
Kookie, Kookie


Now you're on my wavelength and I'm readin' you just fine
Don't cut out of here until we get on cloud nine

But Kookie, Kookie?


I've got smog in my noggin
Ever since you made the scene

You're the utmost!

If you ever tuned me out
Dad, I'm the saddest, like I'm green

The very utmost!
Kookie? Lend me your comb
Kookie, Kookie


Man I got my burners lighted
And my flaps are gonna bend
You're gonna send me to that planet called
You know it baby... the end!

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb
Kookie, Kookie?

If you ever cut out then I'd be a stray cat
'cause when I'm flyin' solo, nowhere's where I'm at

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb
Kookie, Kookie!


What's with this comb caper, baby?
Why do you wanna latch onto my comb!

I just want you to stop combing your hair... and kiss me.
You're the maximum utmost!

Well I'm beamed in on dreamsville and I'm moving right now
'cause that's the kind of scene that I dig
Baby, you're the ginchiest.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 12:50 pm
There she is, everybody, with a big smile and famous faces. Speaking of Arnie, wonder where ticomaya is?

Know them all except viveca, but she is a fox, right?

I guess, listeners, that there are things we may never know. Somehow my link to Don Juan and the music from it, vanished. Now that song will be stuck in my head all day. Even whistled it while at the supermarket. Had a wonderful conversation with a man who had been in Iraq and had been run through with a bayonet. Long story, so I won't retell it.

For want of a better song, let's do Edd and Connie.

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie, Kookie?

If you ever cut out, you might be a stray cat

'Cause when I'm flyin' solo, nowhere's we're on that!

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie, Kookie?

What's with this comb caper, baby? Why do you wanna latch up with my comb?

I just want you to stop combing your hair...& kiss me. You're the maximum utmost.

Well, I beans & I dreams goin', I'm movin' right now

'Cause that's the kind of scene that I dig...baby, you're the ginchiest!

Rolling Eyes
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 01:06 pm
Oh my goodness, listeners, There's Mr. Honu(Hawaiian for turtle) with a variation on a theme. It only proves that there is a mind meld between honus and dolphins, right?

Well, a rooster has a comb, soooo


PLYMOUTH ROCK BLUES lyrics by Memphis Minnie.

I got so many chickens, can't tell my roosters from my hens
I got so many chickens, can't tell my roosters from my hens
I got to go back now, and look 'em all over again

I found my rooster this morning by looking at his comb
I found my rooster this morning by looking at his comb
You can look out now, pullets, it won't be long

My hens all cackling, I can't find no eggs
My hens all cackling, I can't find no eggs
You ain't got no excuse now, pullets, ain't nothing in your way

I'm gonna take this old hen, I'm go down to the doctor's shop
I'm gonna take this old hen, I'm go down to the doctor's shop
I don't see what's the matter with 'em, they won't bip a bop

I done told you one time, papa, I don't want my chicken meat
I done told you one time, papa, I don't want my chicken meat
I don't want them banty's mixed up with my dominiques

Shoo, chickens, shoo, I don't want no banty's on my yard
Shoo, chickens, shoo, I don't want no banty's on my yard
I don't want them banty's mixed up with my Plymouth Rocks

.
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 03:28 pm
Sincerely

The McGuire Sisters

[Words and Music by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed]

Sincerely, oh yes, sincerely
'Cause I love you so dearly
Please say you'll be mine

Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you
Please say you'll be mine

Oh Lord, won't you tell me why
I love that fella so
He doesn't want me
But I'll never, never, never, never let him go

Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you
Please say you'll be mine

Oh Lord, won't you tell me why
I love that fella so
He doesn't want me
But I'll never, never, never, never let him go

Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you
Please say you'll be mine

Please say you'll be mine
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 04:19 pm
Thanks, Bob. That's a signature song by those gals.

Heard from our navigator today, folks, and he told me that he had seen the movie Little Miss Sunshine. What a surprise to find that the movie was anything but sunshine. It did win an academy award so it must have been good.

So, we dedicate this song to him as it was featured in the movie.

DeVotchKa

They're just words, they ain't worth nothing
Cloud your head and push your buttons
And watch how they just disappear
When we're far away from here

And everybody knows where this is heading
Forgive me for forgetting
Our hearts irrevocably combined
Star-crossed souls slow dancing
Retreating and advancing
Across the sky until the end of time

Oh who put all those cares inside your head
You can't live your life on your deathbed
And it's been such a lovely day
Let's not let it end this way

And everybody knows where this is heading
Forgive me for forgetting
Our hearts irrevocably combined
Star-crossed souls slow dancing
Retreating and advancing
Across the sky until the end of time

Like sisters and brothers we lean on each other
Like sweethearts carved on a headstone
Oh why even bother, it'll be here tomorrow
It's not worth it sleeping alone

And look at you and me still here together
There is no one knows you better
And we've come such a long long way
Let's put it off for one more day

And everybody knows where this is heading
Forgive me for forgetting
Our hearts irrevocably combined
Star-crossed souls slow dancing
Retreating and advancing
Across the sky until the end of time
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 04:36 pm
Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)


Senor, senor, do you know where we're headin'?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
Seems like I been down this way before.
Is there any truth in that, senor?

Senor, senor, do you know where she is hidin'?
How long are we gonna be ridin'?
How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?
Will there be any comfort there, senor?

There's a wicked wind still blowin' on that upper deck,
There's an iron cross still hanging down from around her neck.
There's a marchin' band still playin' in that vacant lot
Where she held me in her arms one time and said, "Forget me not."

Senor, senor, I can see that painted wagon,
I can smell the tail of the dragon.
Can't stand the suspense anymore.
Can you tell me who to contact here, senor?

Well, the last thing I remember before I stripped and kneeled
Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field.
A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring
Said, "Son, this ain't a dream no more, it's the real thing."

Senor, senor, you know their hearts is as hard as leather.
Well, give me a minute, let me get it together.
I just gotta pick myself up off the floor.
I'm ready when you are, senor.

Senor, senor, let's disconnect these cables,
Overturn these tables.
This place don't make sense to me no more.
Can you tell me what we're waiting for, senor?




Bob Dylan
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 04:52 pm
Well, edgar. That is obviously another of Bob's protest songs, but just as Leonard Cohen, it becomes everyone's to feel the message.

However, listeners, it does remind me of Al Martino, so...

Blue Spanish eyes.
Teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes.
Please please don't cry.
This is just adios and not good-bye.
Soon I'II return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say. si si....
say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.

Blue Spanish eyes
prettiest eyes in all of Mexico.
True Spanish eyes, please smile for me once more before I go.
Soon I'II return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say: si si....
say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 06:46 pm
this long distance dedication goes out to boomerang, who recently attended her first demolition derby

Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
Jim Croce

Oh Rapid Roy that stock car boy
He too much too believe
You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
Rolled up in his T-shirt sleeve
He got a tattoo on his arm that say "Baby"
He got another one that just say "Hey"
But every Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
In a '57 Chevrolet

Oh Rapid Roy that stock car boy
He's the best driver in the land
He say that he learned to race a stock car
By runnin' shine outta Alabam'
Oh the Demolition Derby
And the Figure Eight
Is easy money in the bank
Compared to runnin' from the man
In Oklahoma City
With a 500 gallon tank

Oh Rapid Roy that stock car boy
He too much too believe
You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
Rolled up in his T-shirt sleeve
He got a tattoo on his arm that say "Baby"
He got another one that just say "Hey"
And Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
In a '57 Chevrolet

Yeah Roy so cool
That racin' fool he don't know what fear's about
He do a hundred thirty mile an hour
Smilin' at the camera
With a toothpick in his mouth
He got a girl back home
Name of Dixie Dawn
But he got honeys all along the way
And you oughta hear 'em screamin'
For that dirt track demon
In a '57 Chevrolet

Oh Rapid Roy that stock car boy
He too much too believe
You know he always got an extra pack of cigarettes
Rolled up in his T-shirt sleeve
He got a tattoo on his arm that say "Baby"
He got another one that just say "Hey"
But every Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
In a '57 Chevrolet
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 06:53 pm
Great, dj. Never heard that one by Jim. I am certain boomer will appreciate it.

This one goes out to hamburger

You're the Top

You're the top!
You're the Coliseum.
You're the top!
You're the Louvre Museum.
You're a melody
From a symphony
By Strauss
You're a Bendel bonnet,
A Shakespeare sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse!

You're the Nile,
You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile
On the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check,
A total wreck,
A flop!
But if, baby, I'm the bottom
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're Mahatma Gandhi.
You're the top!
You're Napoleon Brandy.
You're the purple light
Of a summer night
In Spain,
You're the National Gallery
You're Garbo's salary,
You're cellophane!

You're sublime,
You're a turkey dinner,
You're the time
Of a Derby winner,
I'm a toy balloon
That's fated soon
To pop
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're an arrow collar
You're the top!
You're a Coolidge dollar,
You're the nimble tread
Of the feet of Fred
Astaire,
You're an O'Neill drama,
You're Whistler's mama,
You're camembert!

You're a rose,
You're Inferno's Dante,
You're the nose
On the great Durante.
I'm just in a way,
As the French would say,
"de trop".
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a dance in Bali.
You're the top!
You're a hot tamale.
You're an angel, you,
Simply too, too, too
Divine,
You're a Boticcelli,
You're Keats, you're Shelley,
You're Ovaltine!

You're a boom,
You're the dam at Boulder,
You're the moon,
Over Mae West's shoulder,
I'm the nominee
Of the G.O.P.
Or GOP!
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

You're the top!
You're a Waldorf salad.
You're the top!
You're a Berlin ballad.
You're the boats that glide
On the sleepy Zuid-
-er Zee,
You're an old Dutch master,
You're Lady Astor,
You're broccoli!

You're romance,
You're the steppes of Russia,
You're the pants,
On a Roxy usher,
I'm a broken doll,
A fol-de-rol,
A blop,
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

-- Cole Porter
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 08:08 pm
thanks , letty !
cranking up the grammophone for some cole porter !
(aren't cd-players wonderful ?)
hbg

and in return :

Quote:
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today, Madam.

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.
She is sorry to be delayed,
But last evening down in Lover's Lane she strayed.
Madam.
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.

When she woke up and found, that her dream of love was gone.
Madam.
She ran to the man who had lead her so far astray.
And from under a velvet gown,
She drew a gun and shot her lover down,
Madam.
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.

When the mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail,
Madam,
They strung her from the old willow cross the way.
And the moment before she died,
She lifted up her lovely head and cried,
Madam.
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today.


POOR MISS OTIS ! RIP !
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2007 09:23 pm
You broke my heart.
And made me cry.
Mm.

Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
Diana Ross and The Supremes

[Written by Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland Jr]

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone
Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now, now you're gone

You persuaded me to love you
And I did
But instead of tenderness
I found heartache instead
Into your arms I felt
So unaware of the loneliness
That was waiting there

You closed the door to your heart
And you turned the key
Locked your love away from me

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone

You made me love you
And oh, my darling, now you're gone
You said loving you
Would make life beautiful
With each passing day
But as soon as love
Came into my heart
You turned and you walked
Just walked away

You stripped me of my dreams
You gave me faith
Then took my hope
Look at me now

Look at me
See what loving you has done to me
Look at my face
See how cryin' has left it's trace

After you made me all your own
Then you left me all alone
You made your words sound so sweet
Knowing that your love I couldn't keep

My heart cries out for your touch
But you're not there
And the lonely cry fades in the air

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone
Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone

You made me love you
Oh, my darling
Now you're gone
You made me love you
Oh, my darling
Now you're gone
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 04:30 am
Good morning, WA2K folks.

hbg, Miss Otis was always a favorite among the jazz boys, buddy. Thanks for the smile, because my friend Bill always referred to our wildlife as "Miss Otis egrets".

edgar, I wonder if the supreme trio is still around? Seems to me that Diana Ross got herself into some trouble. We appreciate the song, Texas, and the line "you made me love you" sounds familiar. <smile>

Some of the things in Cole Porter's song are quite unfamiliar to the modern ear, so I decided this might be worthy of designer history.

fashion note for today:

The Bendel bonnet was named after the designer, Henri Bendel.

Also, an item of interest in American politics.

Chief Justice Roberts suffered a seizure and fell. He is at present in hospital. More later about his condition.

Now for another oldie by Nat Cole, y'all.

Nat Cole

Dinner For One Please, James

Dinner for one please, James,
The madame will not be dining.
Yes, you may bring the wine in,
Love plays such funny games.

Dinner for one please, James,
Close Madame`s room, we`ve parted.
Please, don`t look so downhearted,
Love plays such funny games.

Seems my best friend told her of another,
I had no chance to deny.
You know there has never been another,
Someday she`ll find out the lie.

Maybe she`s not to blame,
Leave me with silent hours.
No, don`t move her favorite flowers,
Dinner for one please, James.

~interlude~

Maybe she`s not to blame,
Leave me with silent hours.
No, don`t move her favorite flowers,
Dinner for one please, James.
Dinner For One Please, James
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bobsmythhawk
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 05:44 am
Don Murray
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Don Murray (born Donald Patrick Murray on July 31, 1929, in Hollywood, California) is an American actor.

Before breaking into television and movies, he attended East Rockaway High School in Long Island, New York.

He had a long and varied career in TV and films, but is best known for his role as Sid Fairgate in the long-running prime time soap opera Knots Landing from 1979 to 1981, for which he also scripted two episodes ("Hitchhike" parts 1 & 2). He was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actor in Bus Stop with Marilyn Monroe. Planet of the Apes fans remember him as the ape-hating Governor Breck, from 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. He also directed a film based on the book The Cross and the Switchblade, starring Pat Boone and Erik Estrada (1970).

Murray is known for holding strong moral principles and has made career decisions in line with his beliefs. He was a conscientious objector during the Korean War and, in the 1960s, wrote, directed, or starred in a number of films featuring heroes, especially priests, who worked to help the infirm and socially downcast. Examples of these films include Sweet Love, Bitter [1] (1967), Hoodlum Priest [2] (1961), and The Cross and the Switchblade (starring Erik Estrada)[3] (1971) . Even his role on the salacious nighttime soap opera Knots Landing seemed tailored to his straight-arrow public persona. As Sid Fairgate, he was the community's seemingly lone upstanding citizen and frequently clashed with other, less morally centered characters, who mockingly called him "Saint Sid."

Some have even speculated that his Knots Landing character was killed off the show for being too dull. Murray himself has said he left the show to develop a sitcom for television, although other sources say he left over a salary dispute. The character's death was notable at the time because it was considered rare to "kill off" a star character, especially just as a show was beginning to show ratings momentum. The character's death came in the second episode of season three, following on from season two's literal cliffhanger in which Sid's car careened off a cliff. To throw viewers off and make them doubt the character would actually die, Murray was listed in the newly created opening credit sequence for season three; the character survived the plunge off the cliff (thus temporarily reassuring viewers), but died later in hospital. The memorable final shot of Sid showed him lying dead on an operating table, arms spread in a Christ-like position, perhaps referencing or poking fun at his character's "saintly" behavior.

Although he effectively distanced himself from Knots Landing after his screen exit in 1981, Murray later contributed an interview segment for Knots Landing: Together Again, a non-fiction reunion special made in 2005.

Murray was the first husband of the late actress Hope Lange. They had two children, including actor Christopher Murray.
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