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Open Mic Wednesday 1/25/12

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It’s Open Mic Wednesday. What’s on your mind?

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  1. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:10 pm

    Seen any good movies lately?

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    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:57 am

      Extraordinary Measures – based on a true story

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:10 am

      “Beauty and the Beast” in 3-D. ๐Ÿ˜€ Only movie I’ve seen in MONTHS, and it was the one my 17-year-old HAD to watch for her birthday. I don’t think it was based on a true story . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:28 am

      I’ve actually seen two of the movies that were nominated for best picture—The Help (meh—wasn’t overly impressed) and War Horse (and I’m shocked it was nominated).

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    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:27 pm

      Yesterday I watched “The 5th Quarter” it was based on a true story, and was very good, I would definitely recommend it.
      We just got “Courageous” can’t wait to see it! (I think we’re watching it today.)

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    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:35 pm

      War Horse. Incredible!

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:03 pm

      Joyful Noise. Queen Latifah was fantastic. The music was fun, but I was surprised by some of the other movie content considering it was a movie about a church choir.

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:42 pm

      Watched “Real Steel” last night and I LOVED IT!

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  2. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:11 pm

    Downton Abbey Season 2—remember, no spoilers if you’ve already seen the whole season or have been watching ahead!

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    • Charmaine permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:03 pm

      Love it.

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:00 pm

      Really enjoying this season! some incredible emotion coming off Mary.

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  3. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:11 pm

    Once Upon a Time

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:00 am

      we are finally getting this after the tennis or so the previews say not sure which day yet.

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      • Misty permalink
        Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:04 pm

        you said tennis and I got excited! Have you been to the open?!

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    • Sherrinda permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:10 am

      Even I cannot believe that I haven’t watched any of this!

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:32 am

      The longer it goes, the more I keep reminding myself it’s the Lost guys, it’s the lost guys. Must agree with you, Snow is not as strong as they want to make her. Her daughter is more kick-butt than she is.

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      • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:29 am

        As I tweeted Sunday night . . . I’ve never thought Snow White was the most intelligent of the fairy-tale princesses, and her actions in that episode did NOT change my mind, but pretty much reinforced that belief.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:11 am

      It comes on at a terrible time for me, so I’ve only caught it a couple of times – really liked it, though! The last one I watched had the sheriff/huntsman getting killed. Is he really dead? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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      • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:43 am

        Regina, you can catch it any time on Hulu.com. And yes, it looks like it, sadly.

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      • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:31 am

        Yep. He’s really dead.

        And that showed me that the writers from LOST who are now writing this haven’t changed much. There was a recurring story element in LOST that whenever one of the Losties reconciled the “big issue” from his/her past, they died. So now . . . are we going to start seeing people dying whenever they remember their previous identity from Fairy Tale Land?

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        • Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:43 pm

          I have a hard time thinking they’d go crazy with the killing people off thing, because then what would be the point? But who knows…

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  4. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:11 pm

    Grimm

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:30 am

      Loving it, even the creepy parts. Monroe is the man!

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:11 am

      Loved the pig-guy in the mud bath. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:44 am

      I’m liking this show less and less. Except for Monroe, who I’m liking more and more. And that is just too weird. I’d like to be able to watch the Monroe story line and skip the rest.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:32 am

      I wasn’t crazy about this past week’s story—not one of the strongest as far as the case went—but what a showcase for the main characters’ relationships, especially between Monroe and Nick!

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  5. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:13 pm

    Alcatraz
    I’m really enjoying this show—and not just because of the presence of Hurley . . . I mean Jorge Garcia as one of the main characters. I finally realized why this week—it’s the perfect combination of Criminal Minds and LOST.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:05 pm

      Did you say Criminal Minds? I might have to check this out. When and where does it air?

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      • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 2:11 pm

        Fox on Mondays at 9east/8central. I know the first two episodes (shown back-to-back as the premiere last week) are up on Hulu.

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  6. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:16 pm

    What season is it where you are? Because here in Nashville, when we should be in the dead of winter, with our coldest temperatures of the year, it’s feeling a lot more like spring (and I’ve been sneezing all day to prove it!).

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:01 am

      We are in summer and this weeks hot although today was only mid 90’s but after several days where it didn’t really cool down the house has warmed up. We do have fairly dry heat so that helps.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:20 am

      It’s the same here in Kentucky. I’ve been out without a coat the last two days, and my sinuses are killing me.

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    • Sherrinda permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:11 am

      We have had really mild weather. Right now it is raining…which we need! I just wish I could take the day off and stay in bed. Sigh….alas…I already took a day off last week. Drats!

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:09 am

      If we don’t get a serious cold snap soon, this spring is going to be absolutely awful.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:55 am

      And then this morning, in KY, it’s 33 and sleeting. We need a big fluffy snow. You know, the kind where they arrest people if they get out on the roads? ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes for nice baking and writing time . . .

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:07 pm

      Super mild winter in central FL. 80 degrees this week. Had a few cold days, meaning the low was in the 30s and the highs were upper 50s.

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    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:31 pm

      It has kind of been varying here in N.C. warm one day cold the next.

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:08 pm

      Spring-like here in central AR. I even have flowers blooming in the front yard, small daffodil looking flowers. Weird.

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  7. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:17 pm

    Re-Watch TV
    What are some shows/episodes or movies that you absolutely must watch whenever you flip past them on the TV?

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:03 am

      I have been watching Jag which I only saw a few episodes of earlier on. we also have McGyver although they are now reshowing what they showed in November. Same with Touched by an Angel.
      I can rewatch stargate over and over.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:56 am

      NCIS, hands down. It doesn’t matter if I’ve seen an episode, I WILL watch it. Oh, and “My Fair Wedding.” ๐Ÿ™‚ I have the DVDs to most of “Stargate,” so I just wait for the mood to strike me and then I don’t watch anything else! LOL

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:34 am

      This week, I’ve been rewatching Stargate: Atlantis, streaming on Netflix. I used to be a sucker for the I Love the ’80s shows on VH1, but since I’ve removed that channel from my favorites, I don’t know if they still re-run those or not (and I haven’t looked for them on Netflix, either). Any time the Science channel runs episodes of Firefly, I have to watch those (even though I have the series on DVD and could watch without commercials); same with the movie Serenity.

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      • Abigail Richmond permalink
        Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:38 pm

        My Dad has been watching “Stargate: Atlantis” lately on Netflix as well. I watch it to. Its very interesting.
        Watch out for the Wraith!!!

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:07 pm

      Living Single. The Cosby Show. Does Law & Order count? (the original series) I wonder because it’s difficult to avoid those re-runs.

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    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:32 pm

      We don’t have a T.V. we get them by the season on DVD.

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    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:36 pm

      Big Bang and Criminal Minds. I’d watch Cosby more if the commercials on Centric weren’t so odd. And TV Land has Home Improvement, so I’m watching that some again.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:02 pm

      We hardly get any stations so when I watch something broadcast it’s intentional. And rare.

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    • Charmaine permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:07 pm

      THE CLOSER has redeemed itself. I was so mad at them when it ended the previous season when Brenda was being sued in Federal Court. This is my favorite series program. And, they are going to have another season, even after they were supposed to close it down before the last one. They’ve got a good thing going and should stick with it.

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      • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:12 pm

        Oh, I love The Closer too. Hate that this is supposed to be the final season.

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:10 pm

      FRIENDS! ๐Ÿ™‚ Most episodes still make me laugh out loud.

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  8. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    Who’s your favorite actress? (living or dead, modern or classic)

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:57 am

      Audrey Hepburn. “Sabrina,” “Charade,” etc. . . .

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:34 am

      And I’m the other Hepburn—Katharine.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:09 pm

      But my favorite might be Doris Day.

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      • Abigail Richmond permalink
        Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:38 pm

        I love Doris Day Movies!

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:25 pm

      She’s not a favorite (I’ve only seen her in one movie), but I thought Jessica Chastain did a very good job as Celia Foote in The Help. The book was WAY better than the movie, but she was a highlight.

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  9. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    Who’s your favorite actor? (living or dead, modern or classic)

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:07 am

      Cary Grant. Is it any wonder that “Charade” is one of my favorite movies?

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    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:23 am

      Tommy Lee Jones.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:39 am

      KARL URBAN. Mostly because I own more movies with him in them than I do with ODED FEHR in them, so that’s the only reason KU edges out the sexiest man in the universe.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:09 pm

      This is so cliched, but it’s Denzel Washington. (Used to be Fred Astaire.)

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    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:37 pm

      Cary Grant! And then Tobey Maguire.

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:17 pm

      James Stewart and
      David Niven (his expressions make me laugh).

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  10. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    Will you watch the Academy Awards?

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:08 am

      Probably, if my teenage daughter has anything to do with it. Although we actually enjoy the Emmy’s better, since we’re more invested in TV than movies. Should be interesting, though, since a silent movie is one of the nominees.

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    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:23 am

      nope

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:41 am

      I’ll usually flip back and forth, trying to catch the big awards categories—but mainly I’ll follow online. I follow a couple of entertainment sites that live-blog and post the winners as soon as they’re announced. That way I don’t have to deal with the inane banter from the host(s) or the boring acceptance speeches.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:10 pm

      No. If anything, I’ll tune in towards the end of the big awards — Best actor, actress, and film.

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    • Charmaine permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:09 pm

      No, I’ll just read about it in the paper.

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:12 pm

      No. I check out the winners online the next day. Maybe.

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  11. Roberta Gallant permalink
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:38 am

    Hello Kaye,

    My name is Roberta Gallant. I live in Concord, New Hampshire.
    Watching the Academy Awards on television does not interest me.
    I have see them so many times before. The Academy Awards
    bore me now. Why do famous, not average citizens, receive
    awards for excellencies? The Academy Awards’ management
    discriminates against average people.

    Roberta Gallant

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  12. Abigail Richmond permalink
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:42 pm

    Who is your favorite kid actor (boy and girl)
    Shirley Temple and Ronnie Howard
    Definitely cute anyway.

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:48 pm

      My favorite kid actor/actress was definitely Shirley Temple. I wanted to be Shirley Temple. Wanted hair like hers. Wanted to dance and sing and be thought adorable. Took me awhile to get that she was a curly-headed little white girl and I wasn’t.

      LOL! Recent TV ads for a collection of her movies has my 6yo singing “Animal Crackers In My Soup”, at least the snippet in the commercial. ‘Course he’s never seen a Shirley Temple movie. Threw me off first time I heard him, not realizing it was because of a commercial. I was wondering where in the world he’d picked that up!

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    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 2:13 pm

      Mine used to be Haley Joel Osment. But then he grew up.

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      • Audry permalink
        Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:18 pm

        Mine was Dakota Fanning, but she grew up too…

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    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:15 pm

      Hayley Mills.

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