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   Iacta alea est posted on Jokes  A joke from the world of art history......

Q. How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A. The fish.
20 hours ago .

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   Safetydude  Speakin' of fish; two fish bump into a concrete wall.
"Dam", said one.
13 hours ago .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  TV Trivia #1....The opening narration of TV's "The Odd Couple" begins..."On November 13th, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence"....what's so important about November 13th?
August 16 at 18:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  He met Oscar??
August 16 at 20:29 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Incorrect...and as a hint I will say it has nothing to do with Felix and Oscar.
August 16 at 20:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  I thought it was a too obvious a guess but someone has to start. War/battle date, bridge/tunnel opening?
August 16 at 21:23 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Garry Marshall (Penny Marshall's brother ) adapted Neil Simon's play for TV, and he also produced the show, and he also wrote the opening narration, and he was born on November 13th.
August 16 at 21:39 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  TV Trivia #2....On the TV version of "The Odd Couple, Felix's kids are named "Leonard" and "Edna".....why?
August 16 at 18:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  Someone's family names, including pets?
August 16 at 23:47 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tony Randall's real name was Arthur Leonard Rosenberg. But Randall was in neither the stage play nor the film, so were the children added for the tv series? Or does Randall's real middle name have nothing to do with it.
August 17 at 07:48 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Storm is correct. Leonard and Edna were the given names of Randall and his sister. And yes Felix's kids were added for the TV show. There were other such canges from the play too. In the play it is Oscar who is a father, not Felix. In the play the ex-Mrs. unger is named Frances, not Gloria. In the play Felix and Oscar both work for the same newspaper, and Felix is not a photographer.
August 17 at 09:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  There are conflicting stories of Neil Simon's inspiration for the play. All are funny.
August 17 at 09:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Here's an easy supplemental about the play...what actor originated the role of Felix Unger on Broadway?
August 17 at 12:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  I think it was Jack Lemmon with Walter Mathau as Oscar.
August 17 at 13:31 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Nope, it was Ed Norton himself.....Art Carney
August 17 at 17:00 EST .

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   Richdet  Here's another test of Odd Couple history -- anyone recall that Neil Simon did a female version of the play, which was staged on Broadway in the 1980s? Just checked to confirm this -- it had an eight-month run. Who played Florence Unger and Olive Madison? Any takers? The ladies played Trivial Pursuit, not poker, by the way.
August 17 at 17:24 EST .

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   MeiDei  I got the movie and the stage version mixed up. A female version - news to me.
August 17 at 18:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno. There was also a TV re-make that featured a black Felix and Oscar....what actors played them? Hint both actors had been featured on sit-coms in the '70's
August 17 at 18:29 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Robin Williams...R.I.P.
August 11 at 19:22 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Wow, that's a shocker . . . RIP Robin, I loved you In "Popeye", "Good Morning Vietnam" and of course "Mrs Doughtfire."
August 11 at 19:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  OMG - suicide. Oh how sad. While I laughed at his humor some of his best work was in serious movies: Dead Poet's Society, Patch Adams and was it I, Robot? The robot who wanted to be human. God rest his soul, and now depression free.
August 11 at 19:32 EST .

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   Gram77  What a shock and yet not really. He pretty much suffered privately, and a he was a true talent. When once asked who his idol was he said Johnathan Winters.
August 11 at 20:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  Winters was his mentor - both comic geniuses both tortured souls.
August 11 at 20:30 EST .

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   StormCnter  "The Fisher King"

I enjoyed his acting, but he was so frenetic in personal appearances that it was hard for me to find him funny. Big talent lost too soon.

Here is a link with clips of his ten best as rated by Rotten Tomatoes:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/good_wil
l_hunting/news/1923960/robin_williams_10
_best_movies/
August 12 at 06:47 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Apropos of nothing....The font for screen names apparently is a sans-serif font...because of this one can read my screen name incorrectly. Written in lower case it is "iacta alea est". The first letter is a capital "i", but with this particular font it can be easily mistaken for an "L". And the phrase is Latin for "the die is cast", Julius Caesar's words when he crossed the Rubicon. That's what I get for trying to be clever.
July 19 at 21:30 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Iacta...I've been telling people that from the time you appeared. Hopefully this clears it up once and for all, "Lacta".
July 19 at 23:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  I thought it was alea iacta est - it's still The Die is Cast or has been cast. Wish I knew the Latin for - Let old wounds heal and fade from memory.
July 20 at 01:26 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I find my Latin wanting...I'm not sure which is the most correct of Caesar's quotes, but both have the gist.
But it also affirms for me that the folks who hang around here aren't very dumb. In fact, the opposite.
July 20 at 02:05 EST .

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   Rake King  A huge no-no in business is misspelling of ones name, I apologize for being guilty of this on Iacta's name. Not having grown up in the Catholc church, Latin is my very weakest language, and as a result I also were never good at the many sayings.
July 20 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  My Latin is very sketchy, it's been at least 40 years since the Latin Mass was commonplace so Latin is a dim memory. But we use Latin in every day words, i.e., Veritas = truth, Via, Veto & Vice are better known as is veni, vidi, veci. Found a Latin phrase for this wall & suggested viewing: "Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? - Have you seen any good movies lately?" : )

A made for TV movie that made me think was "The Normal Heart" with Julia Roberts who was very good in her role. A few queasy moments in the beginning but heartbreaking in the end as you get to know the characters & their ordeals.
AIDS is not a heartwarming subject & this movie addressed the condition, cause & effect - most appropriate today as the disease is again on the rise.
July 20 at 08:46 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Mei brings up an interesting pastime. Google is great at translations from and into any language. Try it; it's fun.
July 20 at 19:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Rake (and everyone else )...no need for apologies. My given name is Domenick...called Dom by parents, friends etc.....BUT all my teachers, or coaches, or new aquaintences, when first introduced would always say...."Dan! nice to meet you"..or "Don, how are you?"....I always had to say 'Domenick" before they got things right....so "Lacta" instead of "Iacta" is not a bother in any way.
July 21 at 15:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some comedian eons ago had a comedy routine "You can call me... or you can call me ... & on & on" that's all I remember. Does it ring a bell with anyone?
July 21 at 21:38 EST .

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   Rake King  Mei, here is your mystery comedian from Wikileaks:

Saluga's shtick as Ray J. Johnson is to become annoyed when addressed as "Mr. Johnson", exclaiming in a loud voice, "My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr." ultimately ending with, "but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
July 22 at 11:00 EST .

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   Rake King  I might add, he became most popular when he was in an Anheuser-Busch beer ad.
July 22 at 11:02 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Although I usually keep my postings to answering the trivia, I'm going to write a little something now.

why does this page have to be an "either/or" situation regarding what is being posted?

To those who want to post reviews/discussions on movies or TV shows, I say go right ahead, you're not disturbing anything. If posters want to add or comment on your review, they will. Folks are not shy around here.

To the quiz fans (of which I am one ) is there anything special about having the quiz post be in a sequential order? If a review gets placed between two quizzes, so what? That placement does not detract from either the quiz or the review, at least not to me.

So, reviewers, quizzers et.al., have at it, mix it up, make it a big tossed salad. It ain't worth all the agita.
July 17 at 11:21 EST .

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   Gerty  Gerty At the risk of sounding contrary (that's a real bummer! ), I was under the impression that all these interesting tidbits could be accommodated on the Coffee Klatch wall. At least, it was the original purpose of that wall---write whatever we like; propose puzzles; etc.

Miss Y does a stellar job of it often!
July 17 at 17:37 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  Men's Hockey....USA 3 Russia 2. Maybe a preview of the medal round.
February 15 at 12:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  As my sainted mother would've said...."Before you ate it all, did you ever think someone else might've liked to taste a piece of cake?"
January 12 at 14:29 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  All of Mikes answers were 5 hours after I posted. I would guess he thought others were not playing......however Mike does not need me to be his "mouthpiece" and to state his respect for lacta alea est's mother. Mike can mail my legal fees to LCA, Attorney at Law.
January 12 at 16:21 EST .

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   Richdet  Mike came .... he saw .... he conquered!!!
January 12 at 16:59 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Here's an interesting bit of trivia:
Richdet's kind paraphrasing of a Latin phrase and Iacta's (also Latin ) handle are both attributed to the same historical person.
Name him.
January 12 at 18:13 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Would that be Julius Caesar Mike?
January 12 at 18:24 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Hope shoots and scores!
Good job!
January 12 at 18:38 EST .

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   Gram77  I can hardly ever beat Mike unless I am up early in the morning. He seems to like to sleep in.
January 12 at 19:30 EST .

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   Safetydude  OK, so I'm going to throw my nickle on the grass...
We all enjoy the M&R page but we're not always able to respond in a timely manner. Other members can and we're left out even 'though we know the answer's.
How about some personal reflection's on the movies?
When did you see it, who were you with, how old were you,
do you own a DVD or casette, etc ?
January 12 at 22:13 EST .

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   StormCnter  Nice idea, Safetydude. First movie date? Age 14, "On The Waterfront", with a 15 year old who is still a good buddy.
January 13 at 06:38 EST .

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   Richdet  First movie dates? It was my very good fortune in my teens that they resurrected "Gone with the Wind," and it kept coming around my neck of the woods in theatrical re-release. That movie alone got me at least three first dates with three different girls over the course of a year or more, once at an indoor screen and twice at drive-ins. Proposing a double date with Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler never failed me.

Given this history of attendance at showings of GWTW, I was surprised years later to watch the movie on tv and realize some scenes looked totally unfamiliar to me, and some plot twists a surprise .... I can't imagine why.
January 13 at 08:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Richdet, of course GWTW is a favorite of mine, too, but I was very surprised when my granddaughters' nanny, a sweet 30 year old Mexican woman asked to borrow my DVD copy. I couldn't imagine that she even knew about it, much less thought she would enjoy it. She told me, in Spanish, how it's just about as popular in Mexico as in the American South. Go figure! I wonder how Mammy sounds in Spanish?
January 13 at 10:49 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  What a day.....O'Toole, Fontaine, and Tom (Billy Jack ) Laughlin....must have been a casting call in Heaven today.
December 15 at 23:14 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I always thought that "Comes in threes" notion was pure BS.
It happened today.
December 16 at 00:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  R.I.P.....Peter O'Toole
December 15 at 14:35 EST .

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   Rake King  "Lawrence" will forever be his legacy and well deserved.
December 15 at 14:44 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I enjoyed his role as Mr Johnston in "The Last Emperor" as well. Of course as Lawrence he was superb.
RIP Peter, you will be missed.
December 15 at 15:46 EST .

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