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I've probably mentioned this before, but Mark Linn-Baker was considered one of the preeminent interpreters of Chekhov to come out of Yale Drama School.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

now he is simply cozzen larry

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

We all make choices.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

he chose to cradle his invisible ball sac like a baby, his legacy is his reward

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember some movie he was in with peter o'toole, where peter o'toole was a drunk movie star and linn-baker had to shepherd him around?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

a guy i went to high school with called me "balki" b/c he said i looked like him.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hope you said THAT'S RIDICULOUS and then engaged him in a folk dance

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

you and i should be balki and data for halloween next year

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Per a previous conversation, the movie starting Michael Caine in which Sigourney Weaver rides an exercise bike while topless is called Half Moon Street.

I learned this by googling "Sigourney Weaver rides a bike topless." It's the first result.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was talking about Michael Caine w/ you, but I don't remember Sigourney Weaver being a part of the conversation.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

sarah says the art institute is free on weekdays this month fyi

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

We just finished Damages S1 last night. So good.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

And so annoying that there seem to be no analyses on the Internet for me to read. (I guess no one got into it until the second season?)

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

when you guys read the reader's "people issue" do you get the impression that they're (mostly) just profiles of reader staffers' friends?

La Lechera, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I paid much attention to that feature.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

we're watching homeland (slowly), it's kind of ridiculous but gets by on strong acting by claire danes, mandy patinkin, and especially the oddly creepy damian lewis

xpost yeah

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does the reader have an app? They should.

Jeff, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys discovery center is offering a 50% off classes deal
finally, i can take one of their super sweet personal growth classes, like

"talk to anyone anytime, how to"

http://www.discoverycenter.cc/index/prsnlgr.htm

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

ott heart squeezingly painful to imagine a class that offers the following:

Want to learn how to talk to anyone at anytime and make a good impression. Are your fears of rejection in your way? Come learn how to:
o Overcome your fears
o Feel good about yourself and what you have to say
o Project self-confidence
o Start and continue conversations
We will practice self-image building and power communication skills. Alan Salami LCSW is an NLP Master Practitioner and Psychotherapist. He specializes in assisting people to learn new mental skills to transform their lives. Mat. Fee: $10

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Discovery Center kind of blows. Or at least you need to be v cautious and selective about what you teach there.

Sincerely,
The Asshole Who Paid for a Chicago Neighborhood Tour and Ended Up Trapped on a School Bus Listening to a House Flipping Ponzi Scheme Sales Pitch

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Alan Salami LCSW"

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"To demonstrate what I'm talking about, we're going to act out a little exercise in social phobias -- I like to call this 'Hide the Salami'."

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i took a class on proofreading there, it sucked

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am not actually suggesting that you guys take classes at the discovery center, i'm just kind of obsessed with it due to stuff like this "Alan Salami LCSW"

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to take foreign accent reduction.

Jeff, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i could teach that class

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: talk to anyone anywhere

1) who signs up for that class? how many students? ages? gender distribution?
2) what does alan salami do to break the ice in the most socially tense room in chicago?
3) what do the students think of the class after they take it? do they feel more able to talk to strangers?

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i bet changing your name to "alan salami" is a good way to start conversations.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

q: 2) what does alan salami do to break the ice in the most socially tense room in chicago?
a: introduces himself "hello, my name is alan salami. alan salami is my name. and if i can go through life with this name, you can learn to talk to people too"

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

though most of those conversations will primarily consist of "wait, your name is alan salami?"
xpost

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are only seven results for a google image search for "alan salami," and none of them are pictures of a guy

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alan Salami -- the rumors are true

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've wondered about that place. i thought about taking classes there - how to do photoshop, for example.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would that be worthwhile, do you think?

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

no

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

unless you're going to spy on the other classes and report back to me in exhaustive excruciating detail about what you saw

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

for real?

i also thought about taking an excel class

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to be "Danny Cappicola"

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw I think the U of C Graham school would be a better option for this stuff, probably more $ though

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I took a yoga class there. It was OK.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Disc. Ctr., not U of C.)

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

introducing: AMANDA MORTADELLA

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

nick textured vegetable protein-based chorizo substitute

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nick Quorn doesn't sound too bad but it's not as cool as Amanda Mortadella.

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jenny Baloney

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesse Bloodsnausages

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you like Paul Verlaine?
Is it gonna rain today?
Do you want to call your mommy?
We can call her Alan Salami...

I'm sorry, I'll stop now. It's really hot and boring in my office.

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

YOU'RE hot and boring.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm super bored and super lazy today. I have to do some work but I just can't.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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