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Thanks Mike Sciarappa -- side dish mystery solved!
Thanks for your comments Wendy and Mike -- Bruno's really brings out the nostalgia in people!
I'm pretty sure the small screen in Canada reference comes from one of your brothers Karen.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2014 on MoviePalaver: Oscar Pix 2014 at mb palaver
Best to avoid international incidents!
Thanks for the link Betsy! I want Robert Emmet's ring!
Thanks Betsy! A friend just emailed a bunch of us the other day to see if we want to go to this exhibit. I've been wanting to check out Hillwood for a while, so this seems like a good excuse. Once the storm passes!
I'm glad you liked it!
@NorthernOutlaw -- The sequel:
Toggle Commented May 14, 2012 on MoviePalaver: Oscar Ruminations 2012 at mb palaver
I hope I live to see it.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2012 on MusicPalaver: New Irish Music Galore! at mb palaver
This reads like one of those robocomments seeking to sell Nikes, but more clever.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2012 on TheaterPalaver: Yea Yeats! at mb palaver
What songs were you singing in your childhood?
Toggle Commented May 14, 2012 on MusicPalaver: Somebody I Used To Know at mb palaver
Say what?!
Coincidentally, I just made the simpler Martha Stewart asparagus and gruyere tart last night. I found the puff pastry at the Tenley Whole Foods and got the last (non-chocolate) one. I hope that's not the last one for the season! On the other hand, it cost a (to me) shocking $10 for one sheet, so maybe it won't be a regular item on my shopping list anyway.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2012 on Asparagus and Cheese Tart at The Bitten Word
slopine -- The first movie I remember seeing Brad Pitt in was A River Runs Through It, and I remember thinking boy, he needs to play Robert Redford's son in a movie. I never dreamed he and Jon Voight's daughter would later become king and queen of the prom.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2012 on MoviePalaver: Oscar Ruminations 2012 at mb palaver
Probably. At tennis this morning I must have shouted "mercy!" a dozen times. But no shrieking!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2012 on SportsPalaver: Foxy Tennis Players at mb palaver
I thought it was fun. They seem to have edited out the notorious "as if" comment!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2012 on tvPalaver: Downton is Back at mb palaver
My comments get so filled with spam ads for sports shoes and get rich quick schemes I sometimes miss these wonderful real posts. I thought I'd share my mother's memory of Bruno's: "Bruno's steak sandwich - thin slices of toast covered with thin slices of delicious steak. I'm quite sure that there was some butter involved and maybe a touch of garlic. It was accompanied by chow-chow - mustard pickles and probably some kind of potato, although Dad and I can't remember what kind of potato, if indeed there was some. I probable told you this story a hundred times, but here I go again. Dad and I were crossing the street, heading to Bruno's, when my obstetrician drove by and wagged his finger at me. We went anyway. Mom" @J O'Mara: My father said he remembers there was a Jersey City politician named O'Mara back in the day.
Oh, I don't know. I think if your biggest accomplishment in life is to have cut a record that girls all over the country danced to in their rooms with their best friends, that's pretty good.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2011 on MoviePalaver: Bridesmaids at mb palaver
That would be great. Get right on that!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2011 on TheaterPalaver: Swampoodle at mb palaver
Separated at birth.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on MoviePalaver: Bridesmaids at mb palaver
Not until now -- bwaaannng! I loved Franklyn Ajaye.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on MoviePalaver: Bridesmaids at mb palaver
You're so right Lynn -- he was great. Tonight I told my dad that I didn't want to build "Win Win" up too much in case he and my mom were disappointed, and he said he wasn't worried about that, and that with a McCarthy movie "you almost don't know why you like it." That might sound like a back-handed compliment, but I think it's a full-on compliment, and so true.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2011 on MoviePalaver: Win Win at mb palaver
Trey -- I thought True Grit was a better movie, but you've got to hand it to Black Swan for having such a dramatic effect on me. I think. Reminds me of Bill Murray's "saw it on a small screen in Canada" non-review.
My favorite line of episode one was when Maggie Smith asked "What is a weekend?"
The content of the movie was just increasingly unsettling. I almost fainted in a few other movies in my life -- see, e.g., -- but here I made the mistake of thinking walking out to the lobby would make me feel better. Though I did feel very peaceful and comfortable lying on the ground with my eyes closed with a bunch of strangers hovering over me asking if I was okay. I thought it was a dream.