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The Jewel in the Crown is being reshown (from 1984) starting today. In my area it's on at 6pm PST. If you've never seen this, you might have a look. Tonight, the first of eight episodes, running just over 90 minutes.

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The Jewel in the Crown is being reshown (from 1984) starting today. In my area it's on at 6pm PST. If you've never seen this, you might have a look. Tonight, the first of eight episodes, running just over 90 minutes.

That's it.  Rub it in.  Rub it in.  Those of us in Colorado ain't getting this fine show.  Utah just next door is though.  Enjoy the fine show while us Coloradoans suffer.

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That's it.  Rub it in.  Rub it in.  Those of us in Colorado ain't getting this fine show.  Utah just next door is though.  Enjoy the fine show while us Coloradoans suffer.

 

Well, look at it THIS way then, rr...You Coloradoans now have means to mellow out and console yourselves that few other residents of any other states now have, RIGHT?! 

 

See?!  As they say: "Every cloud(of smoke) has its silver lining!"   ;)

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That's it.  Rub it in.  Rub it in.  Those of us in Colorado ain't getting this fine show.  Utah just next door is though.  Enjoy the fine show while us Coloradoans suffer.

 

You've got the Broncos. Ain't that enough?

 

:D

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Alas, it's not showing in my area.  

 

I heartily recommend a documentary on the Harvey Girl waitresses, should it be shown in your neck of the woods.

 

GayD, have you ever been through Winslow AZ? The restored La Posada Hotel there was one built by Fred Harvey, and it's a very interesting and fun stop to make along the Route 66/I-40 corridor.

 

(...but other than that and to have your picture taken next to the "Flatbed Ford" of Eagles fame, there's really not much else in that little high desert town of northeastern AZ)

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GayD, have you ever been through Winslow AZ? The restored La Posada Hotel there was one built by Fred Harvey, and it's a very interesting and fun stop to make along the Route 66/I-40 corridor.

 

(...but other than that and to have your picture taken next to the "Flatbed Ford" of Eagles fame, there's really not much else in that little high desert town of northeastern AZ)

 

But a girl, my Lord, is still part of the whole experience, I hope?

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But a girl, my Lord, is still part of the whole experience, I hope?

 

LOL

 

Nope, sorry to say dark,  ya gotta bring your own girl to that famous corner...in my case, my wife.

 

(...btw, every year in Winslow they now throw a "Standin' On The Corner" bash...basically just a reason to party for the townsfolk and anyone who ventures there that weekend...especially a lot of bikers and classic car buffs)

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You've got the Broncos. Ain't that enough?

 

:D

.......................not with the way they played today in losing to the Colts.  They looked like the Bad News Bears of movie lore.  I'm putting on my GB Packers jacket (I do have one) now that the Broncos fizzled.

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turned on the tube and a favorite artist of mine was on WUSF - Chihuly !  America's answer to Fabergé. All hand-blown glass


 


AH! We have one of those in the center of our Casino. Always liked it, never knew the artist's name. Hope I see the doc sometime. Seems to be a one-trick-pony, though. (and I see zero similarities to Fabergé creations)

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GayD, have you ever been through Winslow AZ? The restored La Posada Hotel there was one built by Fred Harvey, and it's a very interesting and fun stop to make along the Route 66/I-40 corridor.

 

(...but other than that and to have your picture taken next to the "Flatbed Ford" of Eagles fame, there's really not much else in that little high desert town of northeastern AZ)

I've never made it to Winslow, but would love to see the hotel one day.  I'd wondered while watching if you'd visited any of the spots.

 

Needless to say, Route 66, as sung by Mick and the boys, is now playing in my head.  

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turned on the tube and a favorite artist of mine was on WUSF - Chihuly !  America's answer to Fabergé. All hand-blown glass

 

AH! We have one of those in the center of our Casino. Always liked it, never knew the artist's name. Hope I see the doc sometime. Seems to be a one-trick-pony, though. (and I see zero similarities to Fabergé creations)

 

The Bellagio in Las Vegas also has a magnificent Chilhuly, flowers, I think, though I was too dazed from the crowds to remember.  

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The Bellagio in Las Vegas also has a magnificent Chilhuly, flowers, I think, though I was too dazed from the crowds to remember.  

I saw that one on a PBS series several years ago, I believe. Here's a pic:

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Has anyone been watching Ken Burns' Documentary - Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies‎ ?

 

I've been able to watch several episodes and am in awe of recent progress in cancer treatments. Their beginnings go way back to the turn of the previous century. Truly fascinating - with great hope for the near future.

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Has anyone been watching Ken Burns' Documentary - Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies‎ ?


 


I haven't. I'm not a big fan of Burns, although I'm grateful he brought acclaim to documentary filmmaking. I knew of him early on when he did his EMPIRE OF THE AIR about radio, much researched in my area of the time, Bloomfield NY.


 


I imagine a whiney violin playing, then a still shot of a hospital room, camera backing away to create movement. Tom Hank's voice comes on, "Dear Emily, I'm feeling better today, now that I have lemon drops to soothe my cotton mouth. But I sure would like bedclothes that covered my butt.... signed George, Nov 1974."


While Burns' style was once innovative, it's now a bore to me.


 


As someone who practically grew up in a hospital, I am forever amazed at how much the medical field has advanced just over my lifetime.


My favorite advancement? Penicillin. White resin teeth fillings instead of those ugly silver lead things they used to give us! Oh yeah, and instant relief inhalers for asthma attacks. (I used to have to take icky yellow liquid medicine that took 20 minutes to work)


It IS amazing not only the advances in cancer treatments, but AIDS treatment as well.

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Has anyone been watching Ken Burns' Documentary - Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies‎ ?

 

I haven't. I'm not a big fan of Burns, although I'm grateful he brought acclaim to documentary filmmaking. I knew of him early on when he did his EMPIRE OF THE AIR about radio, much researched in my area of the time, Bloomfield NY.

 

I imagine a whiney violin playing, then a still shot of a hospital room, camera backing away to create movement. Tom Hank's voice comes on, "Dear Emily, I'm feeling better today, now that I have lemon drops to soothe my cotton mouth. But I sure would like bedclothes that covered my butt.... signed George, Nov 1974."

While Burns' style was once innovative, it's now a bore to me.

 

As someone who practically grew up in a hospital, I am forever amazed at how much the medical field has advanced just over my lifetime.

My favorite advancement? Penicillin. White resin teeth fillings instead of those ugly silver lead things they used to give us! Oh yeah, and instant relief inhalers for asthma attacks. (I used to have to take icky yellow liquid medicine that took 20 minutes to work)

It IS amazing not only the advances in cancer treatments, but AIDS treatment as well.

 

LOL!

:lol:

I know what you mean.. feel the same way. 

 

This series is presented more in the style of Alan Alda's Scientific American (I wish he could do more of those).

 

There is currently a juxtaposition of cable tv presentations on the subject: Ken Burns' - very positive and forward looking, conveying all the recent advances in treatments THAT WORK ; and the rest, which seem to focus on the hopelessness and lack of such treatments. It's a bit surreal switching from one to the other.

 

I am amazed at the recent "plug-n-play" (my term) dentures - implants.

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There is a recent trend to score PBS programs such as Nature and NOVA with what I will call "Top Chef competition" music. I can't stand that stuff and am disappointed to hear it creeping into my favorite programming.

 

 

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There is a recent trend to score PBS programs such as Nature and NOVA with what I will call "Top Chef competition" music. I can't stand that stuff and am disappointed to hear it creeping into my favorite programming.

 

Having never watched Top Chef, nor having any plans to in the future, I'm at a loss as to what you mean.

 

I guess I'll look some clips up.

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Having never watched Top Chef, nor having any plans to in the future, I'm at a loss as to what you mean.

 

I guess I'll look some clips up.

 

I'd hate to feel responsible for any damage you may incur.

 

Have a care and use some lead shielding.

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When "American Experience" is on, I watch it. We also have excellent locally produced shows, especially OETA Movie Club, where I first got into classic movies.

The only other networks I can tolerate are the Travel Channel (#expeditionunknown guy is hot!) ESPN and wherever I find a baseball game.

Guilty Pleasure is America's Got Talent.

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