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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

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    OT: The Nutcracker

    Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV channel.

    I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in about 40
    years!

    A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining, imho.

    Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!

    Check local listings in your area.

    It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show. I've
    only seen this performance.

    Andy

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    Andy Guest

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    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Check local listings in your area.



    To make matters easier, I should've mentioned it's the Ovation channel.
    DOH!

    Andy

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    >OT: The Nutcracker
    >
    >Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV channel.
    >
    >I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in about 40
    >years!
    >
    >A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining, imho.
    >
    >Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!


    Um, when was the last time you were with a woman? Andy, you need to
    find a girl friend before you need a walker! LOL

  4. #4
    Andy Guest

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    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >>OT: The Nutcracker
    >>
    >>Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >>channel.
    >>
    >>I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >>about 40 years!
    >>
    >>A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    >>imho.
    >>
    >>Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!

    >
    > Um, when was the last time you were with a woman? Andy, you need to
    > find a girl friend before you need a walker! LOL



    Sheldon,

    Heh heh heh!

    I've got more girlfriends than I can use!

    <VBG>

    Andy

  5. #5
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:59:17 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>>OT: The Nutcracker
    >>>
    >>>Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >>>channel.
    >>>
    >>>I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >>>about 40 years!
    >>>
    >>>A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    >>>imho.
    >>>
    >>>Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!

    >>
    >> Um, when was the last time you were with a woman? Andy, you need to
    >> find a girl friend before you need a walker! LOL

    >
    >
    >Sheldon,
    >
    >Heh heh heh!
    >
    >I've got more girlfriends than I can use!


    Use or need? hehe

  6. #6
    Andy Guest

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    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:59:17 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Andy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>OT: The Nutcracker
    >>>>
    >>>>Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >>>>channel.
    >>>>
    >>>>I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >>>>about 40 years!
    >>>>
    >>>>A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    >>>>imho.
    >>>>
    >>>>Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!


    >>>
    >>> Um, when was the last time you were with a woman? Andy, you need to
    >>> find a girl friend before you need a walker! LOL

    >>
    >>
    >>Sheldon,
    >>
    >>Heh heh heh!
    >>
    >>I've got more girlfriends than I can use!

    >
    > Use or need? hehe



    Sheldon,

    You've defeated the point of this thread.

    Cease and desist, I declare instead.

    Best,

    Kid friendly Dr. Seuss' evil twin

    <G>

  7. #7
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 23/12/2011 5:15 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    >> Heh heh heh!
    >>
    >> I've got more girlfriends than I can use!

    >
    > Use or need? hehe


    ;-)

    I am willing to bet that women and men have completely different images
    when they see the word "nutcracker". Women probably think of a Christmas
    time ballet, while men think of some sort of medieval torture device.



    At any rate.... when I was much younger, at a time in my life when
    recreational drugs were plentiful, I had a friend who liked to do LSD
    ..... a lot. I never did. I was at a mutual friend's house when Steve
    called to say he was coming over. He was high on acid. Steve loved buts
    and used to put two walnuts in his hand and then punch his other hand
    and the force would crack the nuts open. He loved doing that, and he
    loved the nut meats.

    There was a big bowl full of walnuts. We quickly and carefully cracked
    open all the walnuts, removed the nuts, replaced them with various
    Christmas candies, and glued them back together.

    Sure enough, when Steve showed up he went right for the nuts. Every time
    he cracked on open.... "Far out!".

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: The Nutcracker
    >
    > Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    > channel.
    >
    > I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in about
    > 40
    > years!
    >
    > A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    > imho.
    >
    > Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!
    >
    > Check local listings in your area.
    >
    > It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show. I've
    > only seen this performance.
    >
    > Andy


    I have seen it twice live and many times on TV. Although I do like to see
    ballet I do get rather tired of the music and the plot.



  9. #9
    Andy Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: The Nutcracker
    >>
    >> Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >> channel.
    >>
    >> I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >> about 40
    >> years!
    >>
    >> A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    >> imho.
    >>
    >> Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!
    >>
    >>
    >> Check local listings in your area.
    >>
    >> It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show.
    >> I've only seen this performance.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > I have seen it twice live and many times on TV. Although I do like to
    > see ballet I do get rather tired of the music and the plot.



    Julie,

    For me, never having seen it live, it was better than the TV animated
    versions.

    Best

    Andy

  10. #10
    Polly Esther Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jd33qu$rc3$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: The Nutcracker
    >>
    >> Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >> channel.
    >>
    >> I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in about
    >> 40
    >> years!
    >>
    >> A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more entertaining,
    >> imho.
    >>
    >> Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!
    >>
    >> Check local listings in your area.
    >>
    >> It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show. I've
    >> only seen this performance.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > I have seen it twice live and many times on TV. Although I do like to see
    > ballet I do get rather tired of the music and the plot.


    Funny you should mention Nutcracker. Unshelled nuts is part of our
    Christmas treats traditions. We have been gifted with assorted crackers,
    one of Hiliary Clinton and other rather rude implements but had only two
    that really worked. Neighbor borrowed one; didn't come back. No matter. I
    figured I could buy one at WalMart. Spare me the sniping, it's the only
    'big' store within range.
    I looked in the kitchen tools section. No. Looked carefully there.
    Still no. I looked in the barbeque tools. No. Searched beside the nuts
    section of the snacks aisle as well as where they stock nuts for baking.
    Still: No.
    Lo and behold. WalMart stocks the nutcrackers beside the ice cream.
    Silly me. Why didn't I think of that? Polly


  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> OT: The Nutcracker
    >>>
    >>> Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >>> channel.
    >>>
    >>> I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >>> about 40
    >>> years!
    >>>
    >>> A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more
    >>> entertaining, imho.
    >>>
    >>> Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Check local listings in your area.
    >>>
    >>> It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show.
    >>> I've only seen this performance.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> I have seen it twice live and many times on TV. Although I do like
    >> to see ballet I do get rather tired of the music and the plot.

    >
    >
    > Julie,
    >
    > For me, never having seen it live, it was better than the TV animated
    > versions.


    Yes. There is something more special when it is live. And each version is
    always slightly different.



  12. #12
    Andy Guest

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    "Polly Esther" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Lo and behold. WalMart stocks the nutcrackers beside the ice cream.
    > Silly me. Why didn't I think of that? Polly



    Polly,

    Heh heh heh heh heh!

    Good thing it wasn't on MY list. <VBG>

    Best,

    Andy

  13. #13
    Andy Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> OT: The Nutcracker
    >>>>
    >>>> Am watching the Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker on the USA cable TV
    >>>> channel.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'll admit it's not my style in art/music but I haven't seen it in
    >>>> about 40
    >>>> years!
    >>>>
    >>>> A welcome change from rock'n'roll and visually far more
    >>>> entertaining, imho.
    >>>>
    >>>> Humans shouldn't be physically able to do ballet moves like that!!!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Check local listings in your area.
    >>>>
    >>>> It seems to be a Nutcracker "vote your favorite performance" show.
    >>>> I've only seen this performance.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>
    >>> I have seen it twice live and many times on TV. Although I do like
    >>> to see ballet I do get rather tired of the music and the plot.

    >>
    >>
    >> Julie,
    >>
    >> For me, never having seen it live, it was better than the TV animated
    >> versions.

    >
    > Yes. There is something more special when it is live. And each
    > version is always slightly different.



    Julie,

    Agreed!

    The ballet dancer motion synchronization is also astonishing!!!

    Best,

    Andy

  14. #14
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 12/23/2011 5:28 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    > On 23/12/2011 5:15 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >>> Heh heh heh!
    >>>
    >>> I've got more girlfriends than I can use!

    >>
    >> Use or need? hehe

    >
    > ;-)
    >
    > I am willing to bet that women and men have completely different images
    > when they see the word "nutcracker". Women probably think of a Christmas
    > time ballet, while men think of some sort of medieval torture device.
    >
    >
    >
    > At any rate.... when I was much younger, at a time in my life when
    > recreational drugs were plentiful, I had a friend who liked to do LSD
    > .... a lot. I never did. I was at a mutual friend's house when Steve
    > called to say he was coming over. He was high on acid. Steve loved buts


    I was wondering for a minute where you were going with this............

    > and used to put two walnuts in his hand and then punch his other hand
    > and the force would crack the nuts open. He loved doing that, and he
    > loved the nut meats.
    >
    > There was a big bowl full of walnuts. We quickly and carefully cracked
    > open all the walnuts, removed the nuts, replaced them with various
    > Christmas candies, and glued them back together.
    >
    > Sure enough, when Steve showed up he went right for the nuts. Every time
    > he cracked on open.... "Far out!".



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