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Pavilion Digest: February 2004

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The following posts contain Art Deco Dining Pavilion messages for the month of February 2004.

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And its antithesis

Postby JaySmith » Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:00 am

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"....oh-ohhhh, bitter dregs."

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Postby Lee » Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:09 am

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I sent the check off today for the following:

DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND graphic novel. DC Comics, 1986.
OVER THE EDGE. Paperback, Belmont, May 1970. FIRST EDITION.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE #1. Comic Book. Newsstand cover.
SHATTERDAY. Hutchinson, 1982. British Hardcover.
DANGEROUS VISIONS--Sphere, 3-set edition.

Id appreciate it deeply if you could go on and send over the Beast

You just never know if international mail is going to take one week or one month!


Tommy Allison posting from Minneapolis reminds me of another major BBQ mecca: Pig Market BBQ. My family is mostly from Georgia and Alabama, so Im genetically pre-disposed to dismiss BBQ prepared north of the Mason-Dixon line. But in spite of its geographic handicap, the Pig Market BBQ is one of the best rib shacks Ive ever been to. Beef or pork, with a good tomato base sauce that doesn't get too sweet. It's all about the meat at Pig Market, and in silent testament to the irresistibility of the product, the cook weighs at least 350 pounds.


Postby Dorie » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:23 am

Name: Dorie
Source: unca20040202.htm
Jay, that one takes me right back to high school....breaking into a chorus of "Bitter Dregs" was a guaranteed laugh. At one point I think we rewrote the lyrics: better drugs, it of my school pals is now a well-known criminal lawyer whose face is always on the TV for high-profile cases...and nearly 30 years on, I can STILL get him to choke on his beer just by singing a few lines of that deeply moving ballad :)

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Postby Harlan Ellison » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:34 am

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Under the heading of TOO MUCH INFORMATION:

Tomorrow morning, nine-thirty, the colonoscopy procedure.

Wednesday, early morning, the lasik surgery on the right eye.

Why should I suffer alone. If I'm goin' down, I'll take the rest'a you fuggerz wit' me!!!


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Postby Adam-Troy » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:46 am

Name: Adam-Troy Castro
Source: unca20040202.htm
Well, as long as you don't need surgery on any of the gooshy stuff in between, you're in good shape.

(Good luck.)

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Postby Adam-Troy » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:49 am

Name: Adam-Troy Castro
Source: unca20040202.htm
And sorry, but in light of the last post I did think of one other thing to note, which is that a colonoscopy is a genuinely painless procedure; the REAL annoyance being the twenty-four hours of digestive preparation for same.

(Had one, about two years ago. The day before it was not pleasant. The colonoscopy itself was a non-event.)



Postby Colleen » Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:38 am

Name: Colleen
Source: unca20040202.htm
Harlan, as Adam said, the preparation is annoying, the procedure relatively painless. Have a feast afterwards and a good, long nap. Also, don't sign anything lest in your groggy state you sign over the house, Susan, etc. to some nasty person.
Cheers, Colleen

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Postby Alex Jay Berman » Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:47 am

Name: Alex Jay Berman
Source: unca20040202.htm
HARLAN: Colonoscopies are nothing. As I'm used to downing a quart of water in a sitting, drinking the gallon of electrolytes wasn't so bad (the taste wasn't horrible, just not good). The running to the bathroom afterward wasn't particularly pleasant, but I have a mild case of ulcerative colitis, so it wasn't anything I'm not used to.
The actual process was interesting: Found out in the process that Demerol is yet another drug which hasn't any effect on me, but there was only a slightly unpleasant pressure on my stomach from inside--nothing like a John Hurt Alien feeling, but still.

The reason I know this was because one of the drugs they were going to give me was Versed, a Valium-like drug, which induces a mild amnesiac effect--to which I said, "No, thank you, Charlie," and refused that particular part of the procedure. I have enough epilepsy-induced missing parts of mindtime, so voluntarily taking one more was anathema to me. Swiss-cheesed though it may be in places, my mind is all I really have, and I ain't about to muddle further with it.
(An yes; I do regard the semioblivion of sleep as an insulting imposition; which may explain why I've always had insomnia)

I further weirded out the docs and nurses by insisting I wanted to be awake to watch the procedure being done on the TV screen. It was very interesting; not disgusting at all (which was indubitably helped by the fact that my nethers had already been all cleaned out). Got to watch them remove several benign polyps, and marveled at the fact that my innards take on the shape of an equilateral triangle. I recommend that you do the same and watch; it mayu set some story ideas a-burbling up--though I should add the caveat that another weird hallmark of my own physiology is that I tend not to feel pain--or, rather, I feel it but ignore it. So I dunno if the feeling of pressure I felt on the stomach might translate in another person as, "Jeezus GOD! I'm about to give birth! Get Ripley and the Space Marines to get this muthafugga OUTA me!!!"

I thing Randy Bowen and his team are talented beyond measure--but I have to say that personally, I haven't any use for minibusts. If I want a depiction of a character whose exploits on funny little pieces of paper have thrilled me, I want them depicted in all their glory. The exceptions to this would be the Jack Kirby bust (even though I would much rather have a full sculpture of the King poised at his drawing table) and the Sin City Marv bust. But the designs of Randy's which really call to me are the Mage and Grendel statues--those are brilliant.

The statue I REALLY want, however, is not a Bowen design--it's the ministatuette of Spider Jerusalem from TRANSMETROPOLITAN done by William Paquet. Captures the spirit of the book and character beautifully. The other one I like, but not enough to hunt down on eBay, is the Jack Knight Starman statue, sculpted by Tim Richmond. I loved the book and loved the character, perhaps overidentifying with him.
And I have to say I lust after the Pogo and Albert Classic Comic Character statuettes from the series Dark Horse is putting out (sculpted by "Yoe! Studios")--but I just can't see shelling out fifty bucks for a three-inch Pogo or a five-inch Albert, no matter HOW nifty a collectors' tin they come in. After all, for the hundred bucks that they would cost, I could add fifty and get nine hardcover reprints of Pogo collections.

This is why I tend to prefer action figures; I view them as re-poseable statues. The new Jimi Hendrix Deluxe figure (with a backdrop which invokes Woodstock) now sits proudly on my coffee table, waiting for the happy day they come out with a Stevie Ray Vaughan figure; on the same coffee table sits the Electric Chair Sin City Marv as well as the Muppet Labs playset with Dr. Bunsen and Beaker my friend got me for a birthday. he other Sin City figure sits on the windowsill, along with the Beatles Yellow Submarine figures (fallen, regularly knocked over by the cats), and on my desk at work stand the Yellow Submarine Blue Meanie and the recent Captain America figures. And right behind this computer are the Spider Jerusalem, Grendel, and Kabuki action figures, though they, too, are often subject to knockovers.

If I had the room and the cash, I'd probably buy a lot of statues, but for now, action figures--especially with the detail of sculpting now put into them--will suffice.

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Postby Jim Davis » Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:37 pm

Name: Jim Davis
Source: unca20040202.htm
HARLAN: As someone who might have to undergo a similarly-invasive procedure, I empathize, and hope your week is as pain-and-discomfort-free as possible.

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Postby Cindy » Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:38 pm

Name: Cindy
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Alex Jay Berman,
I missed responding to your post before.
You are right-- mostly. I wasn't speaking of people, only monsters. Dahmer, Manson,Speck etc. Without EMPIRICAL proof that the individual is guilty, I stand solidly on your side.
yer pal,

Mark O.
I missed your post before. I'm sorry for the delay.You are quite correct. Inmates SHOULD be treated humanely and served good food.
I'm a jailbird myself having served 7 hours in the Glenwood Springs Jail for being disorganized and forgetful. I parked in a place that I thought was okay-- I LOOKED for a no parking sign and found none. So when I got the parking ticket I was going to contest it. I forgot the date so they sent me a letter stating that I NOW owed them some 170 bucks. I was a single, destitue mother with lots of kids and $170 may as well have been 170 GRAND, so I was DAMN sure going to fight THAT judgement. But I forgot to go to court that day as well. They arrested me and hauled me to the cop car. I was an inmate at the same Garfield County Jail that Ted Bundy had escaped from. The food was DEVINE and they allowed me to get a book. I chose Peter Benchley's The Island. I didn't get the chance to finish it though because my best friend Becky phoned an attorney who had helped me once in a child support matter. He thought the orange jumpsuit was wildly amusing. He asked me when I was going to take the law seriously. I told him, "Now! I take the law seriously NOW". He bailed me out with his own money. I was fine until I got outside. Once I was by myself, I cried. It's very upsetting to be locked up in jail. I never got in trouble again.

YES, I do understand the importance of good food and kind treatment for inmates. You feel like the underside of a BOOT to begin with; bad food could be the final push over the edge.
Anyway, I don't think we're so far apart on this.

Welcome, Mark O. I'm glad you're here among us!

I'll pray for you tomorrow morning and Tuesday.
Like I haven't always.

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Postby robochrist » Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:05 pm

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Source: unca20040202.htm
Under the heading of TOO MUCH INFORMATION

...uuuhhhhh!!...Thank you, Harlan. Thank you.

Yes...ooomffff! was a BIT more than I dun needed t'know.

Just thinkin' about it, I've a feeling shortly after 9:30 tomorrow morning I'm gonna start walkin funny.

To ease things, if worse comes to worse during this intrusion upon our persons...oooffff! can always pretend you're watching a remake...aaahhh!...of FANTASTIC VOYAGE.

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Postby DTS » Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:27 pm

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Source: unca20040202.htm
ELLISON: Buck up, ya whimp! I've had the colonoscopy once already (they virtually knock ya out) and the other procedure (the camera down the throat bit) three (count 'em, three!) times already. And the first two times I had 'em do it _without_ any anesthetic (gave me new found respect for some of the things I've seen done in porno flicks). They wouldn't let me do it sans anesthesia the last time since they were shovin' a camera up my butt as well (and you thought YOU gave out too much info). As for the eyes, well...I once took a rock in the eye if that counts (lucked out -- just some stitches). Quite yer whinin'!
Sympathetically yours,

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Postby BillGauthier » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:15 pm

Name: Bill Gauthier
Source: unca20040202.htm
I had a colonoscopy in 2001, before my surgery to remove my colostomy bag. Because things were...umm...closed up, they went through the stoma, or the piece of intesting sticking out of my belly. I was very much out of it but remember watching the monitor and asking the doctor for a video. Out in the recovery room, coming back to what resembles (for me) my right mind, the doctor came out and handed me digital photos of the colonoscopy. They hang on my refrigerator. I even signed them. Someday, they'll go up on eBay.

Oh, I had the throat scope, too. I woke up choking on it at one point and needed to stay in the hospital overnight. My face was bright red from having choked so damn hard.

Take care,

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The "Procedures"

Postby Forrester » Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:31 pm

Name: Forrester
Source: unca20040202.htm

Perhaps they could pipe in Robert Klein's "Conoloscopy" song to sooth your jangled nerves.

BTW - Lasik on the same eye with the intra-ocular implant??

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