"The Andy Griffith Show" was a show that spoke to the importance of family, despite the fact that none of the families portrayed on the show were by any means ordinary. Whether it was confirmed bachelor Barney Fife or Andy's own unique family arrangement, all the show's disparate characters were involved in atypical families - Families that were defined and bound by the overall neurotic town of Mayberry. This simple fact makes "The Andy Griffith Show" groundbreaking for it's time, as it showed that the "nuclear family" could also be re-purposed as a "nuclear community"... Mayberry is a town that was once described by Andy as a "normal town bordered by a ring of insanity". It is a show that is imminently watchable, timeless in it's humor and humility, and as funny and chaotic as it was poignant and empathetic. What it was, Was Fantastic....
R.I.P. Andy Griffith. You and Don Knotts can now sit a spell and catch up.
Jeff "Scotch" Wallace
Drummer/Manager, Mumu Tutu
A tractor cozy? Hell, a BUILDING cozy! I have GOT to get my girlfriend down to see this... she'll go nuts for it.
Really looking forward to this!
Amy you are absolutely beautiful as a person and with your hubby. I love this show I love it. I laugh constantly when watching. Staged or not we need some laughter in this world. Good to know Ron is a Pastor lovin that. I do need to say one of the reasons I watch the show is the "mans, man Bobby, I'm not kidding and have never done this before I have a mad crush on that country boy. I would love to chat with him sometime, I am not some crazy person I am a beautiful woman, with a good heart, and just love watchin him, I know he is a good person, just watching him. The temper, is that real? hey, we all get worked up sometimes. I am serious I truly am not some freak I just think you all are fun and I do love watching the show. I am going to try and email and give you my email and maybe Bobby will email, really I would just enjoy talking to him.
Thanks for the entertainment, love ya all. Carol from Washington State.
I just discovered your show last night and found it highly entertaining. I love y'alls Southern accent and Southern way of talking.
Then I find out y'alls last name is Shirley. So is mine. Now, I realise it is highly doubtful we are directly related, it is possible that we may have a common ancestor and I am interested in pursuing that possibility.
Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.
Palm Beach County, Fla.
Memsy, I had the great pleasure of dining with your uncle once, at his house on Cornwallis, when my friend Daniel was serving as his assistant. To this day I remember the evening, and the vague sensation I had that I was "swimming a bit beyond my depth," as the conversation about literature, history, art and current events swirled around me.
I do remember, however, holding my own on the point that for some people, due to genetics, cilantro (we had burritos for dinner) tastes of dishwashing liquid. :-)
I share your desire to have questions answered, so I'm sure you will answer this simple question.
Are you affiliated with the environmental group NC-20 in any way?
Characterizing me as a denier, still doesn't answer my question.
I asked the CRC for the answer and was ignored by the Science Panel .
I asked an Educational Institution if there was a comparison survey, and if not , please do one. They declined.
I have asked for an Open Public Forum to discuss. They have refused.
No one in any media post has answered the question.
Am I supposed to just shut up and blindly accept what the experts say?
Following is link to book by Dr. Stann Riggs, ECU on SLR Drowning the NC coast.
Please show me the comparisons of 1850's US Coast Survey surveys with today's surveys in the Book (or any other report) ; and, with 2 foot SLR since 1850 (as asserted by the science panel), show me the 4 miles , or 2 miles or even 1 mile of inundation that, according to the Scientists, must have occurred. ( Differentiation between Erosion/ Accretion by currents, dredging and wind waves is asserted. )
I can't see it.
True science is important, and we need the answers.
I hope many of you come see this excellent show!!
John Droz is on the BOD of NC 20 as their " Science Advisor" .
That BOD also has a Bill Price listed with out any title given.
The sound you hear is their credibility flying out the window.
The exhibit (book, photographs, and broadsides) is up through June 30. Regular foyer gallery hours are Fridays from 11-2, Saturday mornings from 9-Noon, and by appointment at dave at horseandbuggypress.com
We will be having our monthly open studios on Friday, June 15 from 6-9pm as part of Third Friday Durham (www.durhamthirdfriday.com)
Big thanks and appreciation to Chris Vitiello and The Independent for helping to spread the word about this book and exhibit. I look forward to sharing Courtney's important work with visitors at our Foster Street studio.
In an attempt to make the book, and spending slow reading time with Courtney's work, as accessible as possible, I've decided to make copies of Maji Moto available on a one week loaner basis. Contact me for details.
Dave Wofford | Horse & Buggy Press
You have been posting this thread about the NC Tidelands not inundating on all sorts of threads about sea-level rise. Just saying you've "looked" at some maps from the 1850's and they don't seem to show any inundation doesn't make the statement valid. The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has mapped shoreline change through recorded history based on historical nautical charts, topo, and orthophotos. I would suggest you actually look at those historical shoreline maps that are readily available online before you continue to post this. There's absolutely no doubt that tidelands are being inundated.
I'm a physicist (just like Dr. Hansen) and this article is overloaded with misinformation and biases. It is an advertisement for a political agenda, and should be identified as such.
The simple fact is that as the public gets more educated about the SCIENCE they will grasp the idea that AGW is an unproven hypothesis.
You say that you have seen explanations for every Denier question.
I asked several simple questions of the NC CRC Science Panel Feb 2011,
1) Comparison of 1850, 1900, 1950 Surveys with today doesn't seem to show inundation of NC tidelands. Why?
2) Has there been any analysis of US Coast Survey Tide Gage data and bench marks from 1850's with current. If so, where is it? if not, why?
3) NOAA hired Menne to refute Watts paper on UHI - NOAA temp Data. He didn't. Why? Menne didn't present Photo examples of paired Temp Gages where ( he said) the properly located gages were hotter than gages with artificial heat sources. Why? How can the NOAA Computer adjusted temps. be correct if the computer raises the UHI Temps.. (according to NOAA's own graph)?
So far we have had no response.
Could you get us the answers?
Bill Price Pine Knoll Shores
I watch all of Colin Firth's movies. He was definitely the draw for this one. I have to say though, his Texas accent was, uh, well needed some work. I would have been thrilled to be his speech coach!! It was sort of funny to hear Colin mix his british accent with a Texas accent. Sort of reminds me of Kevin Costner in Robin Hood. At least Colin tried to speak like a Texan. Either way, it was a joy to watch Colin - whatever it is, he's got it. The movie was really tame - but I still watched it all the way through to watch one my favorite actors.
I didn't think the songs fell flat. They supplied insight into the characters' thoughts, providing additional dimensions of pathos (Sue's heartbreaking final song, for example), some necessary levity ("Gossips Song"), and irony ("The Twentieth Century"). I liked the all-cast songs, too, such as "Aldbrickham Fair" and "Everything Changes", which did help set the scene and move the plot along. I finally came to appreciate the repetition of "City of Light" and "Marygreen", as their meaning changed from naive upbeat expectation to awful truth and smothering conformity.
I appreciate you pointing out Alice Rothman-Hicks multi-dimensional portrayal of Sue. It was a very demanding role. I heard someone sitting next to me in the theater say that as she read the book, she hated Sue's character. "Why didn't she just go ahead and marry Jude? What was wrong with her?" Sue's freedom-loving, proto-feminist role is as misunderstood and feared today as it was in Thomas Hardy's day.
Thank you for the thoughtful review, Chris. I was a student of Dr. Herman and was there the day when Dial demonstrated his technique to us. I'm so glad Dial is getting the acclaim he deserves.
Great read! It should be noted that the 1st comedian mentioned was doing an act-out of Celine Dion's "Titanic" theme song.
The very best theater—the truly excellent—lets us lay hands directly on the problems of our (and other) times. Though this may come as a shock to rathla's cohort, there actually are one or two issues currently facing North Carolinians and Americans that are an awful lot greater—and graver—than whether a praise-starved artist got enough ego feed from a strongly positive review.
This production of "The Crucible" cast a strong light on those issues—which is entirely to the credit of the artists I mentioned in my commentary. That was and remains the most important news from this production. That's why I reported it.
Yes, readers, it is more than a little nauseating when grown artists involved in a show (or their stage mothers, wives and husbands) respond to a four-star review like true professionals—by stamping their little feet and whinging, "B-b-but you didn't praise us ENOUGH!!!"
Could someone please tell rathla's cohort that sometimes the theater is actually allowed to be about something bigger and more important than the size of their own personal ovation? And when it is, it actually means the artists did something _very_ right?
As a new musical, I understand the need to critique the score and the book, but I was rather disappointed that more of the production team and production design was not discussed. I saw the show last Friday evening. While the show did have rough patches, the chemistry between LeTrent and Beckham was unmatched and Josh Martin is definitely someone to keep an eye on. He is brimming with talent and poise. The set was one of the most beautiful I've seen from a small company in the past few years, the lighting design was spot on, the projections were effective, and the costumes, particularly those seen in Christminster, were absolutely beautiful.
Kudos to Burning Coal, and to Ian Finley and Jerome Davis, on the premiere of a fantastic production.
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