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Stuart Erwin, Edward Platt, Thelma Ritter, Anita Garvin, Carol Lynley, Forrest Tucker,

Eva Gabor and Abraham Lincoln!

 

Thanks for keeping us up with the birthdays!

 

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> That's cool, Snarfie! You just took pictures of the

> television screen?

>

> Wish I had a camera when Robert Fuller was on Laramie

> in 1963!

>

> I loved The Untouchables, the mood, the music, the

> storylines, even down to Walter Winchell. I wonder

> why it isn't replayed today. My favorite was Paul

> Picerni.

 

Well let me address the last first.

 

I've only recently discovered The Untouchables.

 

Here in Chicagoland we have WMME TV UHF Channel 23 (Me TV)

sister station to Channel 26 WCIU (The U).

 

Well they're often times what TV Land/ Nick at Nite should

be/ used to be.

 

They play retro-mercials.

 

They play Untouchables every week night at 11:30 PM

right after Honeymooners.

 

I think I probably saw Untouchables reruns as a kid but don't remember them.

 

I almost didn't even check it out-

I was thinking along the lines of the lame Dragnet show,

but no, it's a great show.

 

They also have a "Saturday Night Black & White" with shows like

The Patty Duke Show, Sgt. Bilko, Burns & Allen and

my favorite I look forward to every Sat. night at 10:30 PM,

The Jack Benny Show.

 

They show Get Smart, Green Acres, Bewitched, etc.

 

You can see some of my posts here have reflected their line-up.

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> That's cool, Snarfie! You just took pictures of the

> television screen?

>

> Wish I had a camera when Robert Fuller was on Laramie

> in 1963!

>

> I loved The Untouchables, the mood, the music, the

> storylines, even down to Walter Winchell. I wonder

> why it isn't replayed today. My favorite was Paul

> Picerni.

 

 

Okay, well I'll try to make this brief.

 

I called those screen caps which is short for screen capture.

These particular ones I took on the PC.

I have an add-in card similar to a sound, video or modem card only it's a TV Tuner

(they also have external ones available).

 

This one's called WinTV and it allows you to watch TV, Cable, videotape, etc. on your PC.

 

Then simply hit the space bar while it's on and each time you do that a

screen cap is taken.

Then you save them to your computer.

Boom - that's it.

 

I mentioned in the previous post about TV Land not being what it used to be.

[They're too busy airing their sappy made-for-tv-original-specials to care

about old TV shows anymore].

 

A few years back when I took these particular pics they still

used to introduce the shows - have the episode number and

a trivia fact or two.

 

Well they mentioned the voice of Judy Jetson and Josie of Josie and the Pussycats and I was on it!

 

I probably took 30 or 40 pics.

Not the greatest quality - some have distortion etc.

So you can immediately weed out quite a few.

Then facial expressions etc.

 

I saved about a dozen pics and those were the best five out of those.

 

Now for real hi-quality screen caps -

a program you would use for watching a DVD on a PC

should usually have screen capture capability.

The Power DVD software I use has it.

You just hit the "c" key on the keyboard while watching a DVD and each time a pic is saved to a pre-designated location on your computer.

 

If I had the time I could take some fabulous screen caps that way.

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>

> I loved The Untouchables, the mood, the music, the

> storylines, even down to Walter Winchell. I wonder

> why it isn't replayed today. My favorite was Paul

> Picerni.

 

No kiddin' what a great show.

 

Paul Picerni, was that his main side-kick?

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Wow, Snarfie, I haven't a CLUE as to what you're talking about with the screen captures. No WONDER I have seen so many good ones all over the Internet -- so they're taken right off the computer. How very cool. Dang, and look at me thinking they were taken with a camera from a television.

 

Yes, Paul Picerni was imo the good looking one, went by the name of Lee Hobson. Yeah, lol, he looked like a Lee! Guess they didn't want a '****' in their group fighting the bad guys.

 

Double wow, hold onto those stations and don't exhale or they might discover SPECIAL CHALLENGES! (as Food Network did) or faux reality television or HOWIE MANDEL AND HIS CAVALCADE OF GENIUSES!

 

Burns and Allen AND retro-commercials???!! Yes, everything I had heard about TV Land before I finally got it and by then it was crap.

 

Don't let them know we're talking about them -- but do they program all through the night? No moronic infomercials, no loud screaming idiot selling blue water or whatever that idiot sells?

 

If they show The Molly Goldberg show you'll know you died and went to heaven. No, it wasn't that good a show but it was gorgeously ethnic and probably oh so politically incorrect. How I miss whatever station it was that programmed all these shows back when Cablevision wasn't a greedy thug.

 

Oh, and if you haven't thought of it already, tape, tape, tape, and then tape some more. Or whatever it is you call it when you tape to a DVD or whatever it is you have.

 

And when you have the one where Gracie is helping the kids put on a show and does her impersonation of Sophie Tucker with the handkerchief in an effort to teach a young girl how to do it, please include a 'screen shot' here?

 

Thanks!

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Wait, wait, wait. Mayhaps I'm not ready for the rocking chair just yet.

 

Are Bit Comet and VLC Media Player similar to what you're talking about?

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I figured that's who Paul was, Lee, I couldn't think of the characters name.

 

Lots of info-mecials on ME-TV after 1 AM mixed in with the old shows.

They actually had Playhouse or American Playhouse w/ Dick Powell directing & starring

on at like 4 AM the other day mixed in with the infomercials..

 

Foreign programming Sunday morning.

 

HS or college basketball some nights.

 

So they're far from perfect.

 

I don't have a DVD burner yet - still VHS.

 

But I do have a burner on the computer to make

straight-up copies of DVDs.

 

I'll have to watch for the 'Sophie Tucker' episode

although at the moment I rebuilt & sold my spare computer so no Win TV right now.

 

I'm in process of ordering parts for and building two new computers so

might not be long before I have the capability again.

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My friend uses VLC player to watch video clips & movies -

not sure about DVDs though.

But yes, similar to Power DVD but not for DVDs.

I use the (also-free) Zoom Player.

 

But for television there's add-in hardware.

 

WinTV is a TV tuner that needs to be physically installed -

internally (add-in card) or externally (usually by USB port).

Then there's corresponding WinTV software.

Which would be similar to VLC but allows for watching TV on your PC.

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Hello, everyone. Been offline for a few days - I hope you are all well.

Here are some Feb. 20 birthdays:

Radio and TV stalwart, Gale Gordon

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I know, she hasn't been in a lot of movies, but she is part of the defining sound of an era for us Baby Boomers - Happy Birthday, Buffy St. Marie (check out the hot pants)

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Oh hi, I was wondering about you -

good to have you back!

 

Ah yes, Gale Gordon - best known to me as The Lucy Show's

Mr Mooney. Did I spell that right?

 

Thanks for posting Sidney Poiter,

he was a real trail-blazer.

 

Best, Jeff

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I think that's right, Jeff - Mr. Mooney. The sound of Gale Gordon's voice is one of those early childhood auditory memories for me. "Oh, goo-dy!" he used to say, in that pseudo-British, supercilious, sarcasatic way of his.

 

Here are some birthdays for February 21:

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Felix Aylmer, another 2/21 celebrant.

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Celia Lovsky - former wife of Peter Lorre, and chief high priestess of the Vulcan Home World

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Judith,

 

Do we have a picture of Judith Anderson as the 'High Priestess of Vulcan' to compare her with Celia Lovsky??

 

Larry

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Judith,

 

Wow, that was fast!!!!

 

Well, while Celia Lovsky was much more attractive, you can't beat Judith Anderson for dramatic.

And, she didn't look bad for 90.....

 

Larry

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February 22 birthdays:

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Enid Markey (shown with a friend)

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