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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

I've never seen Gigi. So bring it!
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I do love My Fair Lady (another Lerner & Loewe). BUT they're also responsible for Paint Your Wagon...so.. yeah.. haha.
I'm interested in seeing where it lands on that scale.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:49 PM

View Postkateacola, on 08 August 2017 - 03:40 PM, said:

I've never seen Gigi. So bring it!
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I do love My Fair Lady (another Lerner & Loewe). BUT they're also responsible for Paint Your Wagon...so.. yeah.. haha.
I'm interested in seeing where it lands on that scale.


I watched it this morning, and for me, it vacillated from pissing me off and charming me and back again. The only character I truly liked was Gigi (and - to a lesser extent -her grandmother), but I think this was by design.

It's actually pretty good. I wasn't bored, but it was very "French" and very of its time. Actually, the more I write about it, the more I think I liked it...
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Guys. Is everyone listening to Off Book yet? I know we talked about it before, but it's seriously about to surpass HDTGM as my favorite podcast. Good thing it's on opposite sides of the week, so I don't ever have to decide on which to listen to first. This week's episode is the hardest I have laughed in a long time, so if you're not listening yet, try this one first and then go back and listen to the others (which are also GREAT).

And then go hit up the forums threads for those eps. I want this show to have all the listener interaction it deserves.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:55 AM

I'm about half way through Gigi and I think it caught me at a bad time. It's unfortunate that it had to follow Chopping Mall and Hard Ticket to Hawaii. My tolerance lately is really low and every other scene in Gigi kind of grosses me out. And it doesn't really help that Thank Heaven for Little Girls is stuck in my head.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:03 AM

View Posttomspanks, on 09 August 2017 - 04:55 AM, said:

I'm about half way through Gigi and I think it caught me at a bad time. It's unfortunate that it had to follow Chopping Mall and Hard Ticket to Hawaii. My tolerance lately is really low and every other scene in Gigi kind of grosses me out. And it doesn't really help that Thank Heaven for Little Girls is stuck in my head.


My experience was pretty much the same. Every time it would win me over something fucked up would happen, and I would be back at square one. The ending song doesn't help either...

I guess we should wait to get more into it next week, although I do have some shit to say.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:35 AM

View PostCameron H., on 08 August 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I swear I posted this earlier, but I guess it was sacrificed to the forums gods... How was your vacation? You excited about Gigi? I can feel everyone's enthusiasm through the web-o-sphere...:)/>

I had a fantastic vacation! It was also my birthday on Sunday and it was the best birthday ever! I adopted two kittens from my niece's cat. Never been a cat owner before and it's already been an adventure. Thanks to the training my niece and older sister gave all the kittens my two took the 11-hour car ride (from Michigan to Delaware) in stride and adjusted quickly to my apartment.

Meet Johann
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I also weighed yesterday and I was at 399.0! I haven't been under 400 in well over a year.
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:42 AM

View PostCameron H., on 08 August 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

You excited about Gigi? I can feel everyone's enthusiasm through the web-o-sphere... :)

I am excited! You saved me from picking Irma La Douce.

Spoiler


Seriously, I have never seen Gigi so I am looking forward to it!
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:44 AM

OK, what is it with 4-letter female names that repeat the first 2 letters? We had Bibi in The Apple, Mimi in Rent and now Gigi!
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:46 AM

View Posttomspanks, on 09 August 2017 - 04:55 AM, said:

I'm about half way through Gigi and I think it caught me at a bad time. It's unfortunate that it had to follow Chopping Mall and Hard Ticket to Hawaii. My tolerance lately is really low and every other scene in Gigi kind of grosses me out. And it doesn't really help that Thank Heaven for Little Girls is stuck in my head.

View PostCameron H., on 09 August 2017 - 05:03 AM, said:

My experience was pretty much the same. Every time it would win me over something fucked up would happen, and I would be back at square one. The ending song doesn't help either...

I guess we should wait to get more into it next week, although I have shit to say.

I don't know what to say when a clean, non-CG movie like Gigi is the squickiest one. I just like the juxtaposition. I'd be happy to loan you my copy of Repo! if you need to cleanse the palate and get back to normal.
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:47 AM

Cinco, Johann and Sebastian are the cutest fuckin things ever omg! And yesterday was International Cat Day!!!
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:56 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 05:35 AM, said:


I had a fantastic vacation! It was also my birthday on Sunday and it was the best birthday ever! I adopted two kittens from my niece's cat. Never been a cat owner before and it's already been an adventure. Thanks to the training my niece and older sister gave all the kittens my two took the 11-hour car ride (from Michigan to Delaware) in stride and adjusted quickly to my apartment.

Meet Johann
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and Sebastian
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I also weighed yesterday and I was at 399.0! I haven't been under 400 in well over a year.


Wow! Congratulations all around! That's awesome! And Happy Birthday, too!

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May the groove ever be in your heart!

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:10 AM

View PostCameron H., on 09 August 2017 - 05:56 AM, said:

Wow! Congratulations all around! That's awesome! And Happy Birthday, too!

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May the groove ever be in your heart!

Thanks! I'm Deee-Lited!
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:12 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 05:35 AM, said:

Meet Johann
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I also weighed yesterday and I was at 399.0! I haven't been under 400 in well over a year.

Those cats are super cute.

Congratulations on the weight loss. I know that can be really difficult to go through.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:13 AM

View PostCameron H., on 09 August 2017 - 05:03 AM, said:

My experience was pretty much the same. Every time it would win me over something fucked up would happen, and I would be back at square one. The ending song doesn't help either...

I guess we should wait to get more into it next week, although I have shit to say.

I am looking forward to this because I keep thinking Louis Jourdan is Maurice Chevalier. When I hear "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" the tape in my head sounds an awful lot like "If A Nightingale Could Sing LIke You" from the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business. (They keep lipsyncing to a hidden Chevalier record in order to prove they are him and can get off the boat.) Time to finally put the Chevalier/Jourdan deathmatch to bed.
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:33 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 09 August 2017 - 06:12 AM, said:

Those cats are super cute.

Congratulations on the weight loss. I know that can be really difficult to go through.

I took this at the first stop. It's the clearest picture of both.
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Johann already had the "Puny human, why is my dish empty?" look down pat.
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Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:35 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 06:33 AM, said:

I took this at the first stop. It's the clearest picture of both.
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Johann already had the "Puny human, why is my dish empty?" look down pat.
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Those kittens are adorable!!! And I love the names.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:35 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 06:13 AM, said:

I am looking forward to this because I keep thinking Louis Jourdan is Maurice Chevalier. When I hear "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" the tape in my head sounds an awful lot like "If A Nightingale Could Sing LIke You" from the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business. (They keep lipsyncing to a hidden Chevalier record in order to prove they are him and can get off the boat.) Time to finally put the Chevalier/Jourdan deathmatch to bed.


Here's the Marx Brothers scene.
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Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:38 AM

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Those kittens are adorable!!! And I love the names.

Thanks! I wasn't expecting to come back with kitties when I went to Michigan on Thursday. Got there and found out my niece had taken in a stray, not knowing the stray was pregnant. The cat had 8 kittens and my niece has found homes for 4. She can only keep the mom so the kittens have to go and my niece is trying like crazy to avoid taking them to a shelter.
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 05:46 AM, said:

I don't know what to say when a clean, non-CG movie like Gigi is the squickiest one. I just like the juxtaposition. I'd be happy to loan you my copy of Repo! if you need to cleanse the palate and get back to normal.

Now that I stop and think about it I get the squickiness. I accidentally signed up for the full year of Amazon Prime so I was watching some candidates for my next pick. One of them was Lil' Abner. I used to think it was charming but now it's sexist as hell. I had to turn it off when two characters talked about a girl, who couldn't be more than 13, as able to be married this year as soon as her divorce is final. I know nothing sinister was meant but it didn't make the girl or the characters look good.
Lorelei: "Pardon please, is this the boat to Europe, France?"
Steward: "To where?"
Dorothy: "Not Europe, France, honey. France is in Europe."
Lorelei: "Well who said it wasn't?"
Dorothy: "Well, you wouldn't say 'Is this the way to North America, Mexico', would you?"
Lorelei: "If that's where I wanted to go I would."
Dorothy: "The dealer passes."
-- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:57 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 09 August 2017 - 05:35 AM, said:

Never been a cat owner before and it's already been an adventure.


Sorry to break it to you, but the cats own you now.