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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  This redheaded television, movie, and stage actress, born in 1944, has won two Tony awards and one Emmy. Her very unusual first name was given to her by her Air Force colonel father to commemorate the Flying Fortress, and her surname is that of a character in Apocalypse Now/Heart of Darkness.
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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Here's a sign of hope for all of you in eastern New England with nine or more feet of snow: I just saw two bluebirds. Since they're flying in tandem from tree to tree, I assume they're shopping for real estate. They're back early. I guess they wanted to beat the crowd.
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   Richdet  Did you know that the students at MIT have a THREE-STORY high mountain on campus, which they are using for skiing and climbing? This Boston Herald article is a few days old, but I will link it here because it is a lot of fun, and as good a remedy to our snow weariness as those bluebirds:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion
/national/2015/02/snowbound_bostonians_j
ump_out_windows_scale_snow_mountains
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   Richdet  To be clear: a 3-story high snow mountain.
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   Susannah  That baby's gonna be there come graduation time.
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   MeiDei  I saw a pair of squirrels playfully exercising their usual spring time ritual the other day. As for the birds & nest building this will be a cruel year for those that use twigs & other findings. Will put out an assortment of odd sized twine, yarn, some cotton batting & dried Autumn Sedum branches from my Christmas village display. Maybe this year they'll actually use the birdhouses.
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   StormCnter  Down here in north central Texas, we have several inches of snow, but the bigger news is 5.000 stranded at D-FW Airport, with 1,000 flights cancelled because of ice. My wonderful Nigerian-born, ever-smiling, mailman hand delivered three days of mail late yesterday. The Star-Telegram never did arrive, but the intrepid Dallas Morning News guy made his careful rounds. My house is at the bottom of a hill and the street in front remains coated with ice. The good news, however, is that the ice will be gone in a couple of days, while those of you buried in mountainous snowbanks aren't going to get them cleared soon. I do understand the greater impact and I worry about you.
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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  What do Frank Converse, James Spader, Jack Lemmon, and Humphrey Bogart have in common?
Yesterday at 16:09 EST .



   Richdet  Either Phillips Academy or they were all baby-food models as toddlers (as was Bogart ). I will go with Phillips Academy, though I prefer the other one as a solution.
Yesterday at 18:00 EST .


   Susannah  You're right about Phillips Academy.
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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  "My Own True Love," sung by fifties chanteuse Margaret Whiting, and later by the Duprees in a doo-w*p version, was the theme, under another name, of what very famous movie?
February 17 at 12:35 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  "Gone with the Wind."
February 17 at 12:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Off topic, but Margaret Whiting had a younger sister who was in the movies and then in a radio series. I listened to it every Saturday morning. The series was "Junior Miss" and she was Barbara Whiting.
February 17 at 13:09 EST .

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   Susannah  Excellent. The Whiting version on Youtube is lovely.

The bad word filter wouldn't let me spell "doo-w*p."
February 17 at 13:10 EST .

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   StormCnter  Here is the Margaret Whiting version Susannah mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbbCGNqg
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February 17 at 16:41 EST .

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   Safetydude  Here is my favorite 'Maggie' Whiting song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoL9itK
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February 17 at 21:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Dude, I had never heard that song, but I like it, too. Margaret Whiting, to me, is always associated with "It Might as Well be Spring", because she always prefaced it by reminding listeners her father wrote it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8atguQu
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February 18 at 06:13 EST .

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   Safetydude  I won't admit to how many years ago Storm, a friend of mine had an over-night 'all request' radio program and "The Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men" was his theme.
Requests were made by Western Union telegrams.
Remember those?
February 18 at 17:50 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Lesley Gore has died.
February 16 at 17:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  And Louis Jordan, two people who entertained me well.
February 16 at 19:28 EST .

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   Safetydude  I wonder who will be number three?
February 16 at 23:07 EST .

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   Safetydude  The above comment was rejected twice, for some reason, before it posted. Go figure?
February 16 at 23:09 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Lesley Gore has died. We can cry if we want to.
February 16 at 17:30 EST .

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   StormCnter  Lesley Gore is survived by a "partner", Lois. First Rock, now Lesley!
February 16 at 17:49 EST .

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   Susannah  Didn't care for her politics, but beyond that, she seemed like a nice, down-to-earth person. She continued singing up until a few years ago, and she said, "If I didn't sing 'It's My Party' I'd be an idiot, because that's what people come to hear." She did a very charming bluesy, self-deprecating version of the song in her later years.
February 16 at 18:02 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Just a sidelight: I live in a VERY blue area. But even here, it's extremely difficult to get tickets to "American Sniper": the showings are already sold out. "Fifty Shades of Gray," on the other hand, seems to have tickets galore. Interesting.
February 15 at 16:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  I am lucky to live in a county that leans red (Barney only got 5% of our vote ) with the cities being true blue. I heard today on Fox News someone report that in their blue area Am. Sniper was sold out, popcorn was bought but uneaten - quiet as an empty church, slowly leaving the theater just as quietly. That's impressive.
February 15 at 17:15 EST .

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   Susannah  Mei, have you ever looked at an electoral map of Mass? It's mostly red except for greater Boston and the Amherst/Springfield/Northampton area.
February 15 at 17:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, but don't neglect Fall River and New Bedford - they're blue. Ohio is the same, all red except for their big cities; in fact - I think all States share that distinction.
February 15 at 17:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  I was too quick, our 'town' gave Barney 5% - the 2 cities 20+ miles south of us gave him his last win. If you can call it amusing, all the new mega houses here were bought by transplants from the Boston area looking to avoid high taxes - there's your 5%.
February 15 at 17:59 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Born in 1910 to a distinguished New York family (one of her ancestors was Declaration of Independence signer Philip Livingston ), she dropped out of Barnard College to pursue an acting career. She made a number of movies during the 1930s and 1940s, notably "Lost Horizon," but quickly transitioned into one of the most famous television stars of the 1950s and 1960s. She made numerous television movies in the 1970s and 1980s before her retirement in 1992. Her final theatrical movie was one of the Star Trek franchise, in 1986. She initially turned down her most famous role because she said she didn't want to be known as "just a mother."

Who was she?
February 15 at 11:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  The only one I can think of is Gene Roddenbury's wife who used to show up in the TV series; haven't seen any of the newer movies.
February 15 at 12:12 EST .

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   Susannah  Nope. Roddenberry's wife was Majel Barrett, not this much more famous actress.
February 15 at 12:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  Jane Wyatt, I think.
February 15 at 13:28 EST .

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   Susannah  Obviously, Storm Knows Best.
February 15 at 13:30 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Hold some good thoughts for LCom. folks in eastern Maine, New Hampshire, and eastern Mass. They are having heavy snow now, which will escalate into a blizzard by 7 p.m. tonight. Now this would not ordinarily be a big deal, but this is the third blizzard in slightly over two weeks, and when this current storm passes, they will have nearly nine feet of snow on the ground. And there is another snowstorm due mid-week. I'm lucky; I have only about six feet of snow. No one is complaining, however; as far as I can tell everyone is prepared to the extent that one can be prepared: generators, food and water supplies, battery-operated lanterns, etc. This is an extraordinary amount of snow to have fallen in so short a space, and it's doubly problematic with hurricane-force winds tonight for the coastal areas. I'm one of the lucky ones with only about six feet of snow. Gotta love that man-made global warming!
February 14 at 17:56 EST .

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   Gram77  Can't believe the weather. I lived in the Cleveland area until 1989 and I don't remember such a severe winter. Wish I could squeeze all you guys into my little old mobile home. Wouldn't we have fun? Every one stay warm as possible and keep safe!
February 14 at 18:11 EST .

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   Susannah  Thanks for the good wishes, though, as I say, I need them less than do the folks to the east and north of me. It's not the amount of snow per se; it's the fact that so much of it has fallen in so little time. And it's not melting, because the temperatures go down to well below zero at night, and don't get much above 10 degrees in the daytime, even with sporadic bursts of sunlight. When I can get out of the house, I'm amazed by the fact that the plow crews are able to scrape the roads down to asphalt. They're really good.
February 14 at 18:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  What is really troubling me, is our back walk isn't shoveled & I think we're supposed to get rain Tues. or Wed. and that means water pouring in through the back door. No kids in the neighborhood anymore & snow blower can't get to it. Please God, no rain!
February 14 at 18:21 EST .

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   Susannah  Mei, I'm guessing at your location, but I think that forecast has been changed to all snow. Which is not good, but better than rain. Rain would be--and I am not kidding--a disaster of epic proportions, because it would mean living in in eight or nine feet of solid ice, once it freezes. Pray for more snow instead of rain.
February 14 at 18:31 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Coastal VA here, a wee bit of snow last evening, but the worst of it is the high winds. I sat up all night because of them...gusts to 45mph. And cold. Fells like -5F now. I feel sorry for my animals, chickens and ducks. And our friend that has 2 goats due to have babies any minute, you know they will pick now to birth-the worst possible time.
Try to stay warm and pray the electricity stays on.
February 15 at 07:39 EST .

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   Surfhut  I can only imagine the daily challenges in areas hit so hard this winter. You are in my prayers.
February 15 at 09:06 EST .

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   Richdet  My main concern for today is, as Bird says, that the electricity stay on. As this winter goes on, the human element factors in to all the snow challenges in my city neighborhood. The roads, already narrow, grow narrower. Some footpaths are maybe six inches wide. So it takes forever to get anywhere or do anything. There is no such thing as a "quick" errand. Drivers get into what I call stand-offs -- who will back up (not always easy when you can't see around the mounds ) so the other can go forward? Other drivers get impatient and blow horns at people forced to walk in the roads. The local vendors comment on how short-tempered everyone is getting.

The day before last week's storm I went to the supermarket and thought I had walked into an episode of The Hunger Games, every pun intended. There were no shortages that I could spot, but some people were behaving as though the last pork chop or the last dozen eggs were up for grabs to the pushiest contender. I had heard similar stories in the past, that was the first time I witnessed it upclose.

I would say that most are keeping their heads, but the exceptions are ... exceptions, bigtime. My conservative brain sees some of this as "blue state" types indignant that Mother Nature is having her way with them, and Daddy Government can't shield them from the reality of 80 or (by now maybe ) 90 inches of accumulated snow. There is nothing real-er than six-foot mounds of snow packed everywhere you look. You can't dream them away.
February 15 at 09:43 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  What 1981 movie gave us this epic line: "You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."
February 12 at 14:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Kathleen Turner to William Hurt. "Body Heat".
February 12 at 15:29 EST .

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   Susannah  I'm not sure what prize to offer, in this case.
February 12 at 16:54 EST .

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   StormCnter  No prize is necessary. I'll rest on my occasional laurels.
February 13 at 06:07 EST .

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