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I was in Austin, TX the past 5 days and hit up a couple of museums. It was pretty cool, seeing a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. Plus, all of the items Robert DiNero donated to them, like scripts with his personal notes, and his jacket from Taxi Driver.

Even after all of that they had a copy of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and other really neat books there.

The song New York, New York was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb as the title song of a Martin Scorsese film starring De Nero. It was a second try. Apparently, It was De Niro who found it unsatisfactory and pushed for a new one. If he hadn't the version we all know wouldn't have existed.

Liza Minellli sang the song for the movie. She'd worked with Kander and Ebb previously. Frank Sinatra's association with the song came later.

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Richard Willis said:

I can’t find it, but I was alerted on a Round Table thread (I think) to this graphic novel from Caliber Comics (calibercomics.com).
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Missing Martian by Doug Murray

What I didn’t know until I received the book and saw a house ad was that there are several related graphic novels from Caliber Comics. Amazon isn’t cross-referencing them because the authors are different. There are various artists:

Sherlock Holmes: On the Air * by Steven Philip Jones and Matthew J. Elliot
*This one is not actually a GN. Jones and Elliot did several original Sherlock Holmes stories for the radio and these are their prose adaptations. Each story apparently has a single illustration.

The following are GNs in normal format:
Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes by Steven Philip Jones
Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Opera Ghost by Steven Philip Jones (Phantom of the Opera)
Sherlock Holmes: The Retired Detective by Gary Reed
Sherlock Holmes: Murder at the Cabaret by Gary Reed

All are available on Amazon. I’m getting all of them except On the Air.

I'll keep an eye out for further Caliber adventures for the detective, RIchard!



Luke Blanchard said:

The song New York, New York was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb as the title song of a Martin Scorsese film starring De Nero. It was a second try. Apparently, It was De Niro who found it unsatisfactory and pushed for a new one. If he hadn't the version we all know wouldn't have existed.

Liza Minellli sang the song for the movie. She'd worked with Kander and Ebb previously. Frank Sinatra's association with the song came later.

The exhibit touched on this movie and the song as well as it focused on De Niro's early work. I honestly though Sinatra's song predated the movie by years if not a decade or two.

A couple of other things I loved about the De Niro exhibit, was an magazine ad he did for a credit card in North Carolina, and the memorabilia from when he was doing dinner theater.

With A Christmas Story Christmas being released, I've thought back to the other Parker Family films. I remember when A Christmas Story first came out, I already knew the characters from a couple of previous appearances. Here's a list, if you're interested.

The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976)
The Great American 4th of July and Other Disasters (1982)
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski (1985)
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)
My Summer Story (1994)
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)

There was also A Christmas Story Live! in 2017, but I left it off the list since it's a musical adaptation of the 1983 film. Phantom of the Open Hearth was also remade in 1978 as a pilot for a series, but it never aired.

For some reason,I just thought of "Fighting Joe" Hooker.

Wanna mess with an AI's algorithms? Feed it a prompt that makes no sense whatsoever:

"That's pretty funny, Derwin, but I still can't find the roto-rooter."

They are going to be remodeling all of the apartments in our complex. That includes replacing all of the flooring, new cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms,  and new light fixtures in both rooms as well. It sounds great, but now I essentially have to pack up a 2 bedroom apartment. Yeesh.

I've learned from the ortho dr that I have osteoarthritis in both knees, but no tears or flaps in my meniscus. I don't need surgery, which is great, but did need a cortisone shot under the kneecap in my left knee. It hurt but not nearly as much as the intensely painful cortisone flare last night. Jeff has been taking very good care of me, letting me rest, and keeping my knee iced. <3

I have a couple of friends who have had meniscus tears, so it's good that you don't have that.

Every year dealing with knee problems improves.

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