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“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17527 Jul 30, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Barbi! I recommend this book. I read it a few years back. This article states that Leonardo Dicaprio has purchased the movie rights.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_the...
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Crown Publishers, ISBN 0-609-60844-4) is a 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is based on real characters and events. Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the film rights in 2010.[1]
The book is set in Chicago, circa 1893, intertwining the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle."
This bifurcated novel does go into details of the Fair quite a bit, and as much of the 'Castle' that the author could find.
Oh ... I just now reminded myself. There were 2 or 3 books by Kaleb Karr pertaining to a turn-of-the-(20th)-century detective in New York city. I don't remember the titles now, but they were good reads.
Thank you, DW! I happen to be looking for a book I can really sink my teeth into.
I watched just enough of this program to arouse my curiosity. I was trying to remember this a.m. when I posted about it - the of the "Murder Castle." Oh, what that man did!
I guess the entire structure covered a city block and was three stories high. Innocent people who had traveled to Chicago just to attend the fair would end up I in this guy's basement being dissected or put in his "asphyxiation" chamber or some other ghoulish apparatus, then he would cremate them! It was the epitome of pure genious and evil, and of equal fascination is how he was caught. If it were not for one sloppy, ill-planned murder he committed in another state, and great detective work, he would have gotten away with this.
But combined with the story of that fair is what is really so fascinating. The building and the money that went into that event is breathtaking. I had no idea Chicago was such a mess until this fair changed the course of the city's very history!

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17528 Jul 30, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
My "links of the day". Two for Tuesday; or, double your pleasure, double your fun.
Heard the interview today. Audio file, text, and excerpt of novel is available here:
http://www.npr.org/2013/07/30/206704520/pione...
A new Showtime series premiering in September tells their story. It's called Masters of Sex, and it's based on the book by Thomas Maier, who is also a consultant for the series. Until Maier's book, Masters and Johnson's research techniques remained shrouded in secrecy. Maier was able to uncover information through interviews with their friends, family and former colleagues, as well as extensive interviews with Johnson, who on July 24 at the age of 88.
Masters of Sex was first published in 2009, but a new paperback edition of the book has just come out. Maier is also the author of books about the Kennedys and the famous pediatrician Benjamin Spock. He joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to discuss Masters and Johnson's discovery of multiple and fake orgasms, as well as Masters' use of prostitutes and sex surrogates.
Loved this movie a few years ago watching with my girls. The Curse of the Yelnats Family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holes_%28film%29
Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same title by Louis Sachar (who also wrote the screenplay), with Shia LaBeouf as the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV and also starring Khleo Thomas, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Eartha Kitt, Patricia Arquette, Dulé Hill, Rick Fox, and Henry Winkler. The film was produced by Walden Media and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Thanks DW. I am very interested in the Masters and Johnson story. This couple certainly did take the taboo out of sex for us, but I'm also curious and a big skeptical about some of their research findings. For instance, I'd like to know how they measured orgasms and what defines "multiple." And I don't know why anyone would be mystified about a fake one. lol

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17529 Jul 30, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. Did you get "The 10th Inning" with the set? I've watched most of all his documentaries. Unfortunately, I somehow have missed the "Jazz" one so far.
Lewis and Clark "Expedition of Discovery" was just re-broadcast here recently.
Yes! I remember running from store to store because that's the one I couldn't find! The one that included "The 10th Inning!" An angelic clerk found ONE left in the back of the store.

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#17531 Jul 30, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks DW. I am very interested in the Masters and Johnson story. This couple certainly did take the taboo out of sex for us, but I'm also curious and a big skeptical about some of their research findings. For instance, I'd like to know how they measured orgasms and what defines "multiple." And I don't know why anyone would be mystified about a fake one. lol
The author did discuss a bit about their "conversion of homosexuals" assertions; and a bit about the private lives of Masters and Johnson.

Did you know that Virginia Johnson died very recently?

“Happiness is a warm gun”

Since: Nov 09

Hey Bungalow Bill, waddya kill

#17532 Jul 30, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Rose of T. I'm aware of this being on this week's programming cycle, but I watched it earlier in the season.
Frontline is the reason that Ken Burns' supports PBS. Well, that and ....:)
Tonight starts another week cycle of Frontline. Right now, an excerpt is being shown on PBS News Hour of tonight's show. It's about assisted living care centers.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#17533 Jul 30, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
When you first encounter this blunderbuss it is amusing, but that will be replaced by ... pathetically pitiful.
Good evening, BRG&'ers!
It's hard to get past the irony of claiming to 'not' put gays and lesbians down, and all the while calling someone gay or lesbian like its a bad thing.
wow

Langhorne, PA

#17535 Jul 30, 2013
Wow
Mia

Seymour, CT

#17540 Jul 31, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Is coming after people who are trying to post peacefully any less a trolling act? And why the secrecy? Can't you post as a registered poster instead of hiding behind a proxy? I see double standards on your part and I will bet you have done your share of trolling and perhaps a lot more of it than those you accuse. Mia may have issues, but she is far from being a troll.
Haha....issues?
And you have none.

Your little lecture to me on Junkets thread was dumb...and unnecessary. I'd already decided to stop posting in there so, you replying to a post that wasn't meant for you--AND had already been answered two days earlier by the person I was addressing--made you look like a self righteous sh*t stirrer.

Also, you have NO idea of my history with those two people I was having words with--none--so you should have minded your own business.

Now you're looking like one of those know-it-alls that likes to hear themselves talk. All I see in here is page after page of your long drawn out replies to your trolls.
Nice job.

p.s. Is it true you're against gay marriage--and gay couples adopting??
Issues?
Mia

Seymour, CT

#17541 Jul 31, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Lion! You're a welcome addition to a thread actually created by Hegel, who is on holiday and I hope to see return soon.
Some are under the impression that our discussions are limited to gardening and recipes, but if you'll read back a little from the beginning, you'll see we can discuss really anything we want. I've found sometimes a well placed quote works wonders when the convo takes a wrong turn.
I'm beginning to think it's a permanent vacation.
I'll keep checking back...but I have a feeling the longer you stay away from this place the easier it is to give it up.
Just being away a few days is a good thing.

Anyway...we picked up our dd at camp over the weekend so I'm going to be a lot more busy between now and when school starts.
See ya' in Sept!
(isn't that a song?)
Have a nice day~

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17543 Jul 31, 2013
Larry Meber wrote:
<quoted text>I could show you how to have multiple orgasms but then I'd have to spank you.
Wait. That would be first.
OK. I'll get back to you.
Oh, my!
*blush*

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17544 Jul 31, 2013
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm beginning to think it's a permanent vacation.
I'll keep checking back...but I have a feeling the longer you stay away from this place the easier it is to give it up.
Just being away a few days is a good thing.
Anyway...we picked up our dd at camp over the weekend so I'm going to be a lot more busy between now and when school starts.
See ya' in Sept!
(isn't that a song?)
Have a nice day~
I guess we'll find out, Mia. I took a few days off and was tempted to just stay away, but as long as I have a few nice threads to post on, I can take it in small doses.
Bet when you return you'll see one or two less troublemakers!

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17545 Jul 31, 2013
This would go under the "Is it just me, or..." files.
Is it just me, or do any of you see this woman's pain?

&fe ature=youtu.be

I plucked this from another forum where everyone thinks this poor woman is just awful and the husband is the victim.
Really? While her behavior is clearly startling, I wouldn't call this a "tantrum" at all. I see a woman who has gone over the edge because she's in a bad marriage. She's hurting. And at least she's expressing it because check out her husband.
Emotional iceberg is an understatement. The guy planned this - secretly videotaping his wife. This woman clearly needs help, and the first step is dumping this jerk, in my opinion.

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#17546 Jul 31, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
This would go under the "Is it just me, or..." files.
Is it just me, or do any of you see this woman's pain?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PEPoO08IMogXX&feature=you tu.be
I plucked this from another forum where everyone thinks this poor woman is just awful and the husband is the victim.
Really? While her behavior is clearly startling, I wouldn't call this a "tantrum" at all. I see a woman who has gone over the edge because she's in a bad marriage. She's hurting. And at least she's expressing it because check out her husband.
Emotional iceberg is an understatement. The guy planned this - secretly videotaping his wife. This woman clearly needs help, and the first step is dumping this jerk, in my opinion.
good to see someone else has joined audio visual files.

I want to see them both take a dive into the lake. The woman at least has the excuse of a full blown nicotine fit.

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#17547 Jul 31, 2013
which leads us into our next audio visual file

(different Richard)

scroll down to the video (reality is so much more kinder when served with a British accent)

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/maxipad-brand-g...

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#17549 Jul 31, 2013
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm beginning to think it's a permanent vacation.
I'll keep checking back...but I have a feeling the longer you stay away from this place the easier it is to give it up.
Just being away a few days is a good thing.
Anyway...we picked up our dd at camp over the weekend so I'm going to be a lot more busy between now and when school starts.
See ya' in Sept!
(isn't that a song?)
Have a nice day~
That is true. Someone once referred to it as pulling the Topix needle out of their arm. Sounds about right. I like it here but the constant trolling gets so tiresome.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17551 Jul 31, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
which leads us into our next audio visual file
(different Richard)
scroll down to the video (reality is so much more kinder when served with a British accent)
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/maxipad-brand-g...
LOL!! That is hysterical! Good for the company and CEO to respond, and so humorously!
Those ads really have gotten out of hand. Especially when they show the women swimming in white? Please!

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#17552 Jul 31, 2013
1Irishsock wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Rose. We have a public Medicare health system. It is free for pensioners and low paid workers. Most ordinary workers pay about 1.5% of their annual wage and it is paid when we do our tax returns. It covers most, if not all, of doctors and hospital fees. Pensioners and low paid workers are also able to claim a discount on prescription medicines.
A lot of people still have private insurance cover, as not everything, such as dental, is not included. Plus sometimes there is a waiting period for some treatments.
I have found it to work very good for myself personally and I haven't heard many complaints from others. It does make life less stressful, knowing that you will receive treatment in an emergency and don't have to worry about the cost.
Its good to see your thread settled down again. I hope everyone is having a pleasant afternoon and evening.
People here in the states like to refer to 'doing the right thing" for your citizenry as socialism. Why wouldn't a country invest in it's citizens? Here were more interested in importing it then creating it from within. Check out college tuitions here. Years of debt.

Dentistry is the next frontier that needs to be overhauled. "even a visit to the emergency room can't help them"

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dolla...

Check out Ferrerman's blog (google it). He has a post up that gives you a sense about what is happening in the US as concerns issues of wages and health. Funny thing in the US, if your sick and dying, they refuse to help you end your suffering, but if your sick and dying without money, they have no problem dumping you wrapped in a sheet in downtown LA. It's true.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#17553 Jul 31, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
<quoted text>
good to see someone else has joined audio visual files.
I want to see them both take a dive into the lake. The woman at least has the excuse of a full blown nicotine fit.
How many times does she beg, "please" about going to the lake, and how many times does he taunt her? I would have asked him to pull over so I could pee or vomit or something plausible, then booted that jackass out of that car and left him stranded.

“Let's talk to each other:”

Level 10

Since: Apr 10

NOT about each other!

#17554 Jul 31, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
<quoted text>
People here in the states like to refer to 'doing the right thing" for your citizenry as socialism. Why wouldn't a country invest in it's citizens? Here were more interested in importing it then creating it from within. Check out college tuitions here. Years of debt.
Dentistry is the next frontier that needs to be overhauled. "even a visit to the emergency room can't help them"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dolla...
Check out Ferrerman's blog (google it). He has a post up that gives you a sense about what is happening in the US as concerns issues of wages and health. Funny thing in the US, if your sick and dying, they refuse to help you end your suffering, but if your sick and dying without money, they have no problem dumping you wrapped in a sheet in downtown LA. It's true.
Yep, I think Ferrerman was hitting spot on about the wages. He did good; a worthwhile read, IMO. Y'all have a good'n.

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#17555 Jul 31, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>How many times does she beg, "please" about going to the lake, and how many times does he taunt her? I would have asked him to pull over so I could pee or vomit or something plausible, then booted that jackass out of that car and left him stranded.
I did that once to my husband... true story. But I caved and went back to pick him up.

Take the woman to the lake for gawds sake. Dragging her off to sit and watch your tires get rotated? pft

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