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by MarkC
Mon May 24, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 19608

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

John F wrote:The $59 menu for me.
Well yes -- but you need to punch the button above.
How do I know that you didn't? Because "59" still has 0 votes.

(See? I'm even willing to help the opposition.) :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Sun May 23, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 19608

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

rwetmore wrote:.......due to past political discussions......
Political discussions????
What political discussions? :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Sun May 23, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

The truth is, I did not pay much attention to "quotes"...... The "quotes" thing was the lesser of it. The main thing was using the phrase at all -- since it doesn't appear in the article, nor does anything like it. It's not part of the story; it's either a misreading or an editorialization. As I sa...
by MarkC
Sun May 23, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

Yes. It's clear Agnes did not "unquote" the title words in an attempt to change the meaning, and the headline writer obviously included them to indicate it wasn't necessarily "synthetic life" at this point as we imagine it..... I think you're missing it -- and you probably think I am :) -- so proba...
by MarkC
Sun May 23, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 12679

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

^^ heh heh ^^

I'm sometimes/often told of the resemblance, especially from behind.

(I try to show my front as much as possible.) :lol:
by MarkC
Sun May 23, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 19608

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

I hope my vote counts even though I/we still aren't definite: The 66
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 12679

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

.....That is why I personally don't have any 'opinion' about this matter and I'm only listening to those who actually know and have the authority to decide on this issue. EXCELLENT. Well, I know :mrgreen: and I'm telling you that it's unethical not to do stem cell research. Whether I shall have aut...
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

.....surely you must see the potential in this research. Absolutely! That was never at issue. .....This observation is coming to you from a humble retired journalist. Huh..........I didn't know!!! Then I guess you know very well (and maybe sometimes rued the fact) that the writer doesn't write the ...
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 12679

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

So?
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 12679

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

(If I weren't a nice guy, I'd be offended by his insinuation that I was being simple.) :lol:
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 12679

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

IMO it's unethical not to do stem cell research.
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

It seems a bit silly to be worrying about whether the words appeared in the article..... Really? It's the difference between citing what the writer wrote, and giving our own take. And the "quotes" thing is very interesting, although it reflects on the headline writer, not Agnes. WHAT EXACTLY did th...
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

.....However, I would be interested in your argument in a "different debate". As a scientist, your opinion is valuable. Speaking as a 'scientist,' to the extent that I am (thank you!!!), I think it's a slight stretch to call it "synthetic LIFE." And in any event I think that's more of a semantic qu...
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

Re: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......

Nonsense! What does a "tree" have to do with a penis? :)
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

Agnes Selby wrote:Self-replicating bacteria HAVE LIFE. It is called synthetic because the cell is derived from synthetic chromosome.
All we're saying is that the wording doesn't appear in the article.

Surely one can argue what you're saying, but that's a different debate.....
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

Re: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......

Wallingford wrote:(At 2:45, the 1943 censors didn't want Wolfie's midair take shown since it resembled, for all the world, an erection.)
LOL!
I don't think I would have thought of that......maybe "subliminably." :mrgreen:

Whether or not this is the sexiest, it's up there for funniest.
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Pennario on ReDiscovery (Reissues)
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Leonard Pennario on ReDiscovery (Reissues)

Interesting that you tried to contact her. Need I say, don't take it 'personally' that she didn't respond -- she's apparently a particular kind of person. :) (I was being restrained in how I expressed it in the above post.) Of course, "particular" kinds of people can do remarkably good things, but s...
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is the Republican Party coming unglued?
Replies: 21
Views: 3242

Re: Is the Republican Party coming unglued?

I keep coming back to this weirdly prescient manifesto, writen in 1919: William Butler Yeats..... Not sure exactly where you're coming from on this (really -- I try not to retain who's on what side in these political things) -- but I'm all for quoting Yeats any time. :) BTW......off the subj, but.....
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

Please note that the article reads 'synthetic life', but the post title here claims synthetic life (minus "quotes" as though it was really alive). Misleading inaccuracy in the extreme. I sort of agree, although we've seen worse. :lol: IMO this is mild among 'misleading inaccuracies.' But anyway.......
by MarkC
Sat May 22, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Pennario on ReDiscovery (Reissues)
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Leonard Pennario on ReDiscovery (Reissues)

The mid-'60's was when I first saw the Chopin movie, "A Song to Remember" (for which, BTW, Iturbi was the pianist). I knew most of the pieces they used in it, but I fell in love with one that I didn't -- and I had to know what it was. Since there was nobody I could conveniently ask, and there was no...
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

Re: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......

jbuck919 wrote:Sorry, but that reminds me of a Lucille Ball parody of a vamp from I Love Lucy. :)
LOLOL!!!!
Because honestly I was thinking it looked like Lucy too.
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

Re: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......

......or just about anything with Mae West......



Of course we could also say just about anything with Marilyn Monroe but that's too easy. :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

Re: What is the sexiest movie you have ever seen......

How about Damn Yankees...........(even though the Yanks lose.) :lol:

by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

John F wrote:
MarkC wrote:there are always "unintended consequences."
Many of them good.
Are you missing the point on purpose? :)

If there are bad unintended consequences, they are of concern.

That's what I meant.

Do you disagree that bad unintended consequences are of concern?
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why are so many libs closet fascists?
Replies: 46
Views: 4487

Re: Why are so many libs closet fascists?

.....Woody Allen is an ironist through and through...... ......but of course people sometimes see fit to take something literally, if they feel it suits them, even if they know it's baloney. I'm surprised that the subject of this thread is being taken a bit seriously. IMO the original post didn't d...
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: This is for all the members of this site
Replies: 22
Views: 2152

Re: This is for all the members of this site

Thank you, Karl!
BTW.....looks like I won't much be "hosting" the event -- sort of co-hosting with two others -- but the rest is as described.

I'd hate to have people come because they're expecting me to be Bert Parks or something like that, and be disappointed. :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

......I just felt that a break from getting pounded by one or two notorious posters was in my best interest...... If that happens again, why not just tell them to go @#$%&%#@ themselves? :lol: (feel free to copy/paste from here) :mrgreen: BTW: Your reason for leaving is the reason that I almost ent...
by MarkC
Fri May 21, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3654

Re: FIRST SYNTHETIC LIFE!!!

Way-cool! Design some bacteria to eat carbon dioxide and excrete petroleum. Solves Global Warming Alarmism and the price of gas at the same time (and no, I am NOT joking! That's the way-cool part!). Well maybe. But even that bears out what NancyElla said ("potential (for good and/or ill"), because,...
by MarkC
Thu May 20, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is the Republican Party coming unglued?
Replies: 21
Views: 3242

Re: Is the Republican Party coming unglued?

piston wrote:What's up with this thread? Over 650 views!
REJOICING :lol:

Don't worry, I know the Dems ain't doing much better.......
by MarkC
Thu May 20, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

(Maybe he wants to wait longer anyway?
I know how these things can be........)
by MarkC
Thu May 20, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

^^ Understood.......but whenever, we're ready for it!! ^^

BTW......I don't know if I have what's needed either. I had "professional help" to put my one thing on youtube.
by MarkC
Thu May 20, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why are so many libs closet fascists?
Replies: 46
Views: 4487

Re: Why are so many libs closet fascists?

Yeah right. :roll:

Ever heard of frustration? Hyperbole?
Or do you take everything literally and run with it?

Unless you didn't intend your post as anything but frustration and hyperbole, and didn't really mean it......
by MarkC
Thu May 20, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

(Richter book, Richter book............)
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

Chalkperson wrote:........chalklyss
To paraphrase Yogi Berra, "If you can't imitate her, don't copy her." [smiley suppressed]

P.S. Of course this opens the door for other Yogi Berra quotes...... [another sm. suppr.]
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...

"Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I want to be!......"

by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

See how dead this gets when you stifle our tangents? [sm. suppr.]
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...

Horowitz was an amazing power forward. One of the very best ever. But Richter was the top point guard ever. And sure Neuhaus was a greater coach than a player. But how many great coaches were also great players? Be fair! (I loved Richter's buzzer beating three pointer in the game against Yugoslavia...
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

OK.........book on Richter. [smiley suppressed]
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: How good a Basketball player was Horowitz...

Fine with me. :)

BTW.......I didn't see anybody minding that stuff.

P.S. I looked back to see how it all started: when Lance misspelled KGB. [smiley suppressed]
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

lennygoran wrote:Definitely had help from Wiki! :)
Still counts.

(And I don't mean MEL Counts, who I should have mentioned in that other post.) :lol:
by MarkC
Wed May 19, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Very distinct idioms
Replies: 29
Views: 3593

Re: Very distinct idioms

All of the really great masters have distinctive styles---or had developed them during the course of their maturing...... I don't know about that. :) Although of course it depends exactly what we mean by distinctive. I agree that it's distinctive on fine analysis, but not if we mean readily recogni...
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

.....(.....and, a tape from one of my old college recitals, '83. :wink: ) THAT'S the one we want to hear!!!! Alas.....I'd burn you a CD copy, except that my CD-R recorder broke down several weeks ago. :( What about just loading it (or uploading or downloading, or whatever the heck they call it) onl...
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kagan
Replies: 35
Views: 17898

Re: Kagan

Huh.......I lived 2 blocks from there for a long time. And before that, my office was a couple of blocks from there. And I used to eat at the PIer 72 diner on that corner all the time. I wonder if she ever went in there. I bet she did. If you lived right there, it was hard to avoid. I think I'll dro...
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...

PJME wrote:That is ofcourse her sister Jeanne .....
Sorry -- my bad!!!!!
I thought that was Yvonne........didn't read closely enough.

(Thanks for correcting it.)
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

lennygoran wrote:.....Loscutoff.....
.......was later reincarnated as Bill Laimbeer. :lol:

Actually I take it back........there was and can ever be only one Jim Loscutoff.

P.S. Good job on the spelling. :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

.....and don't forget Walter Dukes! :mrgreen: And, so as not to be seeming to make race a factor here, we better mention Chuck Share and Henry Finkel too. :lol: I remember when Finkel 'replaced' Bill Russell..........after a few games, the coach (Tom Heinsohn) explained (diplomatically) that Finkel ...
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven's Sonata #32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Wallingford wrote:.....(.....and, a tape from one of my old college recitals, '83. :wink: )
THAT'S the one we want to hear!!!!
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Replies: 53
Views: 4268

Re: New book on pianist Sviatoslav Richter

Cool that y'all know about those guys!

BTW......to me, Mikan and Chamberlain were separated by a veritable generation, because when I started following the game, Mikan was gone and Wilt hadn't yet come in.

What a difference a few little years can make...... :)
by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...

......and shouldn't we also show her playing the ondes martenot......(sorry that the sound quality isn't good)

Note to those who might just take a glance: it ain't a piano.

by MarkC
Tue May 18, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Very distinct idioms
Replies: 29
Views: 3593

Re: Very distinct idioms

Neytiri wrote:
jbuck919 wrote: Yes, well, in mathematics the first derivative of a constant function of even the highest value is zero.
So is every other (if f (x) = const.). What's your point?
I think he was basically just funning with a pun. :)