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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Who is the only artist to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, CableACE and Peabody awards?
7 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Female.
2 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Julie Andrews maybe?
About an hour ago .

   StormCnter  Not Julie Andrews, Mei.
31 minutes ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Who said this?
"Some people have youth, some have beauty--I have menace."
Yesterday at 06:58 EST .

   StormCnter  Famous actor.
Yesterday at 11:41 EST .

   MeiDei  Bronson?
Yesterday at 12:56 EST .

   StormCnter  No, Charlie was a pussycat.
Yesterday at 13:52 EST .

   Calvinesq  Jack Nicholson?
Yesterday at 14:22 EST .

   MeiDei  Mitchum?
Yesterday at 15:23 EST .

   StormCnter  Not Nicholson nor MItchum. It was Edward G. Robinson.
Yesterday at 15:36 EST .

   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  I have a recommendation for anyone looking for a quick but interesting read. I'm almost finished with "The Couple Next Door", a first novel by author Shari Lapena. My friend, the writer, says we shouldn't depend too much on cover quotes and I agree, but when Sue Grafton says she considered this book a "riveting read" which she read in one sitting, I decided to take Grafton's word. She's right. It's that "riveting". And it's very quick reading. Here's the Good Reads review:
Yesterday at 06:51 EST .

   MeiDei  I read the first 2-3 chapters via the on-line book club - missing child right? That bothered me, a subject to pull heart strings.
Yesterday at 17:38 EST .

   StormCnter  It's ok, Mei. I share your resistance to a missing child story. Without giving away the plot, I can say this one won't give you nightmares.
9 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  What show biz couple's child is the first infant immortalized by Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum?
Wednesday at 05:46 EST .

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   GO3  A WAG: Carrie Fisher (Eddie Fisher, Liz Taylor )
Wednesday at 06:18 EST .

   StormCnter  Good guess, but not the right one.
Wednesday at 06:25 EST .

   MeiDei  Lucy & Desi's kid?
Wednesday at 06:29 EST .

   StormCnter  'fraid not. But good try.
Wednesday at 06:48 EST .

   GO3  Actually I had the wrong answer wrong. Should be Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Wednesday at 07:34 EST .

   StormCnter  I knew what you meant, GO3. But Eddie Fisher and/or family aren't involved in this one.
Wednesday at 08:19 EST .

   MeiDei  I'm stumped - as usual : )
Wednesday at 09:29 EST .

   StormCnter  Should I answer it now, Mei? Or wait a bit?
Wednesday at 12:29 EST .

   MeiDei  Patience is a virtue - so how sassy are we today??
Wednesday at 12:50 EST .

   StormCnter  Nine hours is long enough. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's little daughter Shiloh is the first wax baby at Madame Tussaud.
Wednesday at 15:42 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Gardening & Landscaping  My dad had a favorite little hot pepper (fiery hot ) he called a chile peteen. The plants would grow very fast and birds loved the peppers. I have tried for a long time to locate the peppers, the seeds, the plants...anything, but my searches always turned up the pequin pepper, which is different. Finally, today, I found Daddy's pepper. It's apparently a tepin, not a peteen. This is definitely the right one. Anyone else familiar with this little super-hot delicacy? Three or four in a bowl of frijoles make a real difference.
   September 26 at 17:45 EST .

   BirdsNest  I will have to locate seed for planting next year. I planted "chiltepin" hot peppers on the advice of one of the migrants. They are tiny hot numbers ripening to black. I harvested a few and gave them to the man who requested them. Still there are plenty on the plants. I forget about them.
September 26 at 21:32 EST .

   StormCnter  Thank you, Bird. I'm glad someone else knows about them. I was surprised to find that although they are native to northern Mexico, Texas and New Mexico, they are a "protected plant. As easy as they are to grow, that's hard to believe. Amazon has the seeds, as do several web seed stores. They dry easily and well, too.
September 27 at 05:41 EST .

   MeiDei  Just glanced over a blurb stating people who eat spicy foods tend to live longer and have fewer illnesses. It's time to upload on more in our house this year ; )
Storm you mention ease of drying these hotties - any tips?
Tried a few times unsuccessfully w/a variety [jalapenos, habanero, etc.] One of the 5 big local food chains has a wide selection of hot peppers, another offers bags of dried, and another offers Asian hard-to-find ingredients.
September 27 at 09:52 EST .

   StormCnter  Mei, my mother used to simply spread them on a sunny windowsill. Because they are so small, they dry much quicker than other peppers. I have read they can be dried in a dehydrator, too.

BTW, it's true about people who eat spicy foods being ill less often. Hispanics are a prime example. Something about the capsaicin is beneficial to the respiratory system and seems to help arthritis sufferers.
Tuesday at 13:53 EST .

   StormCnter  I'm not going to order seeds from Amazon. The photo at Amazon doesn't look like these peppers. But, has them at a reasonable price. According to Park Seed, "'Tepin' peppers measure between 50,000 and 100,000 on the Scoville heat index, which is essentially off-the-charts hot. (Jalapeno is only about 5,000 Scovilles, by comparison. )" They are VERY hot.
Tuesday at 14:00 EST .

   BirdsNest  I have tried to dehydrate hot peppers in my Excaliber. It's a forced air unit. As they dried the area was quickly filled with hot pepper fumrs. I tossed the peppers. Took a day for the area to air out. I was afraid the fumes would aggravate or throats/noses and not be good for the parrots in the house. friend has had great success dehydrating hers in her oven. Gas. I think she it is a Jenn Air. Anyway she has had great luck with dehydrating peppers(no fumes ) and herbs. After they cool she puts them in jars and vacuum seals the jars.
Tuesday at 14:39 EST .

   MeiDei  Thank you both. I used to pickle jalapenos and successfully can them - using just a vinegar, water & salt solution.
Wednesday at 10:13 EST .

   BirdsNest  My apologies. Green to black ripens to red.
I have pulled a lot of them and will save seed. I read they are the only hot pepper native to the US. And are very hot. I may see if I can pot one to bring inside to winter over. I got my seeds from
9 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Ann Blyth starred in "The Helen Morgan Story", but the voice was this woman's. Her 1956 mega-hit took Elvis off the top of the pop charts.
   September 26 at 10:44 EST .

   MeiDei  Haven't thought about her in years ... my goodness she seems to have disappeared, still alive?
September 26 at 11:03 EST .

   StormCnter  No, she died earlier this year at 91.
September 26 at 11:14 EST .

   Safetydude  "The Wayward Wind"?
September 26 at 12:29 EST .

   StormCnter  That's the song. Who's the songstress?
September 26 at 12:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  Initially thinking - Gee, Gosh, will he or won't he answer this one too?
September 26 at 13:11 EST .

   StormCnter  Grant that he will.
September 26 at 15:42 EST .

   Safetydude  Ok, I'll do it...
Gogi Grant
September 26 at 19:40 EST .

   StormCnter  "And the wayward wind is a restless wind...', the song of my teenage years. Safetydude remembers Miss Gogi, whose real name was Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg.
September 27 at 05:39 EST .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  He never spoke a word of English until he was five years old.
He was a Boy Scout.
He had been an amateur boxer.
He said his prayers every night as a devout Catholic.
He hated the films that made him famous.
He claimed to have read only one book, "Black Beauty" in his life.
In the late '60s, he signed the biggest contract in the history of show business.
He was severely claustrophobic.

Who was he?
September 25 at 09:20 EST .

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   GO3  Thanks. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.
September 25 at 11:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  really wild guess - Anthony Quinn?
September 25 at 12:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  No, not Anthony Quinn.
September 25 at 12:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Additional hint: the record-setting contract was for television
September 25 at 18:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  I was going to give the answer before the day is over, but maybe we'll see if anyone else wants to guess.
Night, all.
September 25 at 19:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Dean Martin. Dino!
September 26 at 05:33 EST .

   MeiDei  Among others, I have an autographed photo of Dean and Jerry that I requested and received as a kid fan. Jimmy Stewart sent me a picture of he and his bride boarding a plane leaving for their honeymoon [1949]. Thanks for the memories.
September 26 at 07:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  I loved Dean Martin. He hated the Martin/Lewis films because he said they were never Martin/Lewis, but were Jerry Lewis films.
September 26 at 07:27 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  "The Dressmaker" with Kate Winslet opens in theaters this weekend. Looks interesting.

September 24 at 05:15 EST .

   4 people like this.

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  What John Wayne Western was reportedly based on William Shakespeare's, "The Taming of the Shrew?"
September 23 at 04:47 EST .

   2 people like this.

   GO3  I think McClintock!
September 23 at 11:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  You think exactly right.
September 23 at 14:55 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Which of these show business celebrities is (or are ) NOT a twin?

Ashton Kutcher
Scarlett Johansonn
Kiefer Sutherland
Molly Ringwald
Elvis Presley
September 22 at 05:15 EST .

   2 people like this.

   MeiDei  Scarlett is, if Elvis is then his sibling must have died at a very early age - that leaves Kiefer and Ashton - hmmm.
September 22 at 06:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Is that your guess or are you still pondering>
September 22 at 07:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  OK, Kiefer - but that's an uneducated guess.
September 22 at 08:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  The only person on the list who is not a twin is Molly Ringwald. Kiefer's twin is a sister named Rachel.
September 22 at 08:14 EST .

  2 people like this.

   MeiDei  Need more coffee and new eyes - I missed her completely.
September 22 at 08:35 EST .

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