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#3601 Kid Dabb

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

As far back as I can remember, since I've been watching classic films, I have always had that same sense of humor. I (still) often make references to many comedy routines, one liners and, what are in our little world here at TCM, straight lines that are famous. Most of the time I get the same results as you have described: blank stares; looks of corn-fusion; no response.. Even from many people as old or older than myself of whom I would wonder how could they not be familiar with all these classic film stars of their time. Where are all the people of that generation who were film fans? Hard to find, I tell ya.

 

And, to further illustrate this lack of responsiveness, many people from the Depression Era whom I have dealt with over the years seem to be completely unaware of the great Dust Bowl of the "dirty thirties".

 

I'm left to wonder; where were all these people and what were they really doing (or not) during this period.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

I had another TIA incident and spent the last four and 1/2 days in a different hospital this time.  TV s u c k s in the hospital.  No TCM or COZI or METV.  No guide to let you know what's on when.  Bleccchhh!

 

Gotta find your own way to be entertained.  Mine was dry humor with the nurses, which many don't understand.  For example, often through the night, when you're trying to sleep, they come in with a little portable BP tester and say, "I'm here to take your "vitals".  I know what they mean, but couldn't resist....."Y'know, when you say that..."take my vitals", it sounds like it means I'm going to be castrated."  Some laugh, others look corn-fused.  Like I said in another thread, after hearing of Johnny Winter's death and being in the hospital again, I had to take the edge off somehow, so why not have some fun with it if possible?  Like my telling one nurse if the hospital has a chapel, I'd like to go there sometime .  Not to pray for me, I'm willing to take the blame for my condition, but I would like to pray that God has a special corner in Hell for whoever designed these friggin' gowns.

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

I awoke this morning at 3 AM to an episode of Route 66 : "A Month of Sundays" with Anne Francis

 

Pretty cool. In all these years I hadn't seen this one. This TV series has a great, Award winning theme song - catchy tune that did well on the charts. I enjoyed everything except the part where I couldn't fall back asleep.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

Has anyone played this game? A favorite of mine from way back.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

NOW CUT THAT OUT ! !

 

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:06 AM

:P

Spotted! TikiSoo, is this you? 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

I would have posted this earlier but I just now found it:

 

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET

 

The PBS program History Detectives Special Investigations: The Disappearance of Glenn Miller will explore the mystery.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

I found this interesting little tid-bit while searching for "narcissism" - which seems to be spreading like an oceanic plankton bloom in these parts lately.

 

Post from an old friend


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

Your mission, Jim - should you choose to accept it:

 

Use verisimilitude in a sentence of less than 4 words. If you fail - or if you are captured - all evidence of.. whatever.. will be destroyed and your existence denied.

 

Okay, I'll try Kid, but my name's not "Jim".

 

Ummmmmmm...okay. How about:

 

"Barbara Bain never failed to get my verisimilitude up when I watched her on that old TV show." 

 

(...hmmmmm sorry...that was more than 4 words, wasn't it)



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:08 PM

Your mission, Jim - should you choose to accept it:

 

Use verisimilitude in a sentence of less than 4 words. If you fail - or if you are captured - all evidence of.. whatever.. will be destroyed and your existence denied.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

Just heard this in the opening scenes of The Boy and the Pirates (1960) - now on TCM
 
The whole kit and caboodle
 
Meaning:
 
A collection of things.
 
Origin
 
The words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings.
 
A kit - is set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put in his kit-bag.
 
A caboodle (or boodle) - is an archaic term meaning group or collection, usually of people.
 
There are several phrases similar to the whole kit and caboodle, which is first recorded in that form in 1884. Most of them are of US origin and all the early citations are American. Caboodle was never in common use outside the USA and now has died out everywhere, apart from its use in this phrase.
 
- The whole kit - the whole of a soldier's necessaries, the contents of his knapsack. From Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1785.
 
- The whole kit and boodle
 
Although this citation is slightly later than that of the final 'whole kit and caboodle', it's worth including as it gives a 19th-century version of the meaning of the term. It may still be a step along the way - either unrecorded before 1888 or recorded in an, as yet, undiscovered work. This piece, titled 'The Origin of Boodle', is from The Dunkirk Observer-Journal, New York, September 1888:
 
"It is probably derived from the Old-English word bottel, a bunch or a bundle, as a bottel of straw. "The whole kit and boodle of them" is a New England expression in common use, and the word in this sense means the whole lot. Latterly, boodle has come to be somewhat synonymous with the word pile, the term in use at the gaming table, and signifying a quantity of money. In the gaming sense, when a man has "lost his boodle", he has lost his pile or whole lot of money, whatever amount he happened to have with him."
 
- The whole kit and boiling (or bilin')
 
Sinclair Lewis, in 'Main Street', 1920:
 
"...and some of these college professors are just about as bad, the whole kit and bilin' of 'em are nothing in God's world but socialism in disguise!"
 
- The whole (or whool) boodle
 
From J. Neal's, 'Down-Easters', 1833:
 
"I know a feller 'twould whip the whool boodle of 'em an' give 'em six."
 
From Bangor Daily Whig And Courier, Maine, 1839:
 
"A whole squad have got to permit to see you.
Who are they?
I don't know, a whole boodle of them."
 
- The whole caboodle
 
From the Ohio State Journal, 1848:
 
"The whole caboodle will act upon the recommendation of the Ohio Sun."
 
Which brings us finally to the whole kit and caboodle
 
From the Syracuse Sunday Standard, New York, Nov, 1884:
 
"More audiences have been disappointed by him and by the whole kit-and-caboodle of his rivals."
 
It is most likely that these phrases were in use simultaneously and that there isn't a clear parentage of one to another. 'Kit and caboodle' had the advantage of the alliterative 'k' sound and that's doubtless why it has outlasted the others, which are now all fallen out of use.
 
What we can't confirm is that the word caboodle migrated from boodle in order to sound better when matched with kit. It is possible that that's what happened, but the dates of the known citations don't support it. Whole kit and caboodle, (1884) is recorded before whole kit and boodle, (1888) and whole caboodle comes well before both, in 1848. Perhaps that's just the inadequacy or either records or research and that citations with the appropriate dates will emerge later.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:39 AM

Hmmm....is it only me, or does Oklahoma look like it has some very bad Feng Shui going on there???

 

(...uh-huh...right around Tulsa) 

Yup. Appears to be excreting something. Might have to move it over to the Perverse thread.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Btw, Kid...I WAS gonna post my previous reply usin' a Chinese accent.

 

(...but I hear that that's not the most PC thing to do now days)



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:01 PM

Newly discovered evidence points to origin of China's famous Dragon

 

 

Hmmm....is it only me, or does Oklahoma look like it has some very bad Feng Shui going on there???

 

(...uh-huh...right around Tulsa) 



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

Newly discovered evidence points to origin of China's famous Dragon

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

From the Well, I knew that. What's the big deal? department..

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

"Fifty dollars!?"


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:06 PM

I tripped over this a few minutes ago. This is another perspective on film.

 

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 12:01 PM

Funny, Kid, but I was just thinking about that last night!  Good name, "Ala Carte" TV.  My Idea was that customers pay a modest monthly fee to recieve only the channels they watch the most, with a sort of "OnDemand" menu available to tune in to channels they might find something they wish to view only occasionally.

 

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:48 AM

I've always supported the "a la carte" system of cable/satellite subscription. This doesn't exist (yet), but I support it. Just give me a price-per-item-per-month service and let me choose my own programming from your entire catalog - period.

 

My new LCD tv is not a "smart" tv with internet, but it does have HD connections for use as a second monitor - that is all I require.


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