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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Now I'm off to see the first part of Houdini. Can't wait.
16 hours ago .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Since there are quite a few of us on this site today, I'll pose my question/comments here. Are any of you going to watch the History Channel tomorrow and Tuesday about Houdini? I really like Brody but he seems so tall. Based on photographs of Houdini I thought he was a rather short man. I thought Brody was excellent in The Pianist, and I think he will do well in this role. And lastly, my mother saw him in person and said he had an odd look in his eyes and that he made her uneasy.
Yesterday at 16:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll check on it. As for Brody, he was excellent in The Pian ist, what a haunting film. Felt badly for the German who was kind to him at great risk to himself. I think he's a bit odd too & I say that with hesitation since I grew hearing "takes one to know one" : ) Lastly, is this on History or History 2 channel? And what time slot?
Yesterday at 16:16 EST .

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   Gram77  I do not know what History 2 Channel is. In my TV Guide it's just the History Channel. It will be Monday, Sept 1 at 9PM and part 2 will be Tuesday, Sept 2 at 9PM. I have seen several previews and Brody really looks like he is going be good.
Yesterday at 16:28 EST .

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   Richdet  I read an article about this topic earlier this weekend, probably in the New York Post. The producer of "Houdini" concedes that Brody is not a good physical match for Harry Houdini (he says in fact that HH looked more in build and demeanor like the young Sean Penn ). However, Brody has experience doing magician tricks and a facility in that area and enthusiasm for the part, so they think he is a good pick.

p.s. For the last few years a Broadway musical about Houdini starring Hugh Jackman has been in development. Jackman backed out a few months ago, apparently having lost patience waiting for things to fall into place, so I wonder if the entire project is dead now.
Yesterday at 16:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  I assure everybody, this piece will be a great improvement on the Tony Curtis version of the early fifties. I've read several books on Houdini and it appears the History Channel is remaining fairly faithful.
Yesterday at 16:56 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  StormCenter asks where I am. Well, I'm here saying the clues over and over in my old gray head. By the time an answer comes to me it's the next day!!!!! I think I must start taking Centrum Silver so I can keep up.
Saturday at 10:54 EST .

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   StormCnter  Nah, Gram. I take Centrum Silver and I'm still molasses-slow. Remember Geritol? Maybe that's what we need.
Saturday at 10:56 EST .

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   MeiDei  Post anyway, whatever you recall about the movie. I like to hear people's opinions.
Saturday at 10:59 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  I am so into trains and boy do I like all these ship photos!
August 27 at 09:18 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Out of curiosity I ran the video of the president's speech to the American Legion. Pathetic. He would hesitate where normally there would be applause and none came. Upon closing the applause was polite and weak.
August 26 at 18:12 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I loved watching that. When he's not addressing the usual idiotic sycophants, he shows himself to be the un-bold, un-courageous eunuch that he is.
Put your little girl bike helmet back on...****y.
August 26 at 20:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  I listened & gagged on his assertion that he's done so much for veterans.... He didn't even sound as if he believed what he was saying. Pathetic is a polite word for it.
August 26 at 22:38 EST .

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   Gerty  I know it is cowardly (of me ), but I can't stand to listen and watch him speak!
August 27 at 19:31 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Been nuts since last Friday. Took this long to fix a virus. Can't wait to see what's been going on around here.
August 25 at 13:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  Welcome back. We wondered about you.
August 25 at 13:11 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  I picked up a book for 50 cents at a Goodwill Store. The title is A Walk Across The Sun; the author is Corban Addison. The inside cover grabbed me. Has anyone read this?
August 22 at 16:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've read it, Gram. It's a goodie.
August 23 at 06:45 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  In relation to yesterday's breaking news:
http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/08/21/govt-watchdog-pentagon-
broke-law-bergdahl-prisoner-swap.
August 22 at 08:29 EST .

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   Pickle1   http://www.westernjournalism.com/breakin
g-gao-report-finds-bergdahl-release-viol
ated-federal-law/#QQksaYK2WteTog0Y.01
August 22 at 11:54 EST .

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   Gerty  Many thanks to Gram and Pickle for their responses.

Very helpful... and scary!
August 22 at 15:04 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Main Page The Lobby  3:32PM...8/21/14......Just saw the late breaking news at Lucianne. What does this mean? Is our beloved leader in trouble.
August 21 at 15:32 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  4:54 pm...8/21/14...It's gone now. No telling.
August 21 at 16:53 EST .

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   Safetydude  What was the breaking news?

Can you give us a re-cap, Gram.
August 21 at 17:56 EST .

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   Gerty  Is your use of 'beloved leader' written tongue-in-cheek, Gram?

Come on, please give us a hint. Or. Anyone else see the breaking news headline at Lucianne.com?
August 21 at 18:12 EST .

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   Gram77  Tongue-in-cheek? More like gagging. Shortly after the breaking news was removed, so was an excellent post concerning this news. About 15 posts down in the right column at Lucianne is an article but not near as good. The breaking news was that Obama was going to be looked at very closely as to the trade for Bergdahl and who should have been notified first and who was the next to pass this move on to Congress. You all know about this but this post was so good. Sorry, I should have remembered more of this or written it down but I had no idea it be gone as fast as it was up.
August 21 at 22:51 EST .

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   Bettijo  I did not see the late breaking news, Gram, can you tell us what it was about? Thanks. Did you try Googling it? You have my curiosity aroused.
August 22 at 07:23 EST .

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   Pickle1   http://www.westernjournalism.com/breakin
g-gao-report-finds-bergdahl-release-viol
ated-federal-law/#QQksaYK2WteTog0Y.01
August 22 at 11:54 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Pet Peeves  Been thinking about this for a while, but today is my time to complain. When you get to be my age it is quite common to see several ladies having lunch together and exchanging ideas. etc. Now in my college days I waited a lot of tables and always when ladies were eating together, my first things were to greet them and then ask if they wished to have separate checks. Not where I live. At the end of the meal one check is laid on the table and we all begin math class and decide how we will handle the tip. Guess I'm getting old and crabby. One would think this would be discussed when wait staff is being trained.
August 20 at 11:59 EST .

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   Safetydude  Gram...you're in FL, aren't you? The servers down here are used to splitting a check.

Clue the server you want a separate check as soon as you're seated.(and hope your friends aren't offended )

Miss Tina doesn't drink alcohol and she doesn't care to split a single check, including the tip, when she goes out with her friends.
August 20 at 18:29 EST .

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   Balogreene  To this day, we ask for separate checks. There are four of us who used to work together, one retired, one moved on. We go out every few months, and always ask for separate checks. Miss Tina is right, I have no intention of paying for anyone else's drinks, or their expensive meals when I am eating light, and drinking water.
August 22 at 19:21 EST .

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