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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Inert Dwarf

We had the pleasure of this episode last night. Bobby was looking VERY fetching. Mind you, we were supposed to believe that he was the owner of this hairy hand
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for such a dark-haired Italian.

It's Goren Groin day, by the way, and though it was only possible to get blurry pictures 'cos he was moving so fast, I thought it was worth it. Lucky Ann Dowd to be plastered over his legs for so many frames of the film.


I'm just about to visit something Linda informed me about - a student's VDO quiz that she's producing as part of a college project (I think the idea is IT rather than VDO as far as the professors are concerned).If ayone else wants to give it a try, go to http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=725415





Wonder if there are any questions about his "endowment?"

Canada 2006

Even though it was nearly 11.30am, no-one was dressed yet. We were still clearing away after the party, and I thought I'd better use my video camera after taking it all that way.

Friday, March 02, 2007

At last -

A Brother's Keeper Slideshow!

Photobucket has not been allowing me to make slideshows for ages. I couldn't even see all my pictures in the slideshow bar. The good folks over there have sorted it for me. I'm so impressed I might even "Go Pro".

Microsoft could learn from such service.

A cat basket made for one...

...but forced to accommodate two.

Jaspa and Shelley almost fit in, but there just wasn't room for Shelley's tail on this day.


Another day, Jaspa's paw and Shelley's chin just couldn't quite make it inside.

School Reunion 2007

David, Richard, Chris and I met in 1964 when we started at Addey and Stanhope School in New Cross, London. It was a Grammar School (ie. selective, you had to pass your 11+ exam to get in), and the only mixed secondary school (11-18) in south London. It was supposed to have been founded in 1715, but since then they have pushed the date further back. Every year the first Thursday in March is celebrated as Founders' Day, and there is a reunion in the school. This year the first Thursday was also the first DAY in March, and seems to have taken people by surprise, so attendance was poor.

All three of these guys have computer expertise, but none of them could help me with my Windows Vista problem!

The school started life as two charity schools which later amalgamated. One founder was George Stanhope, a Dean in the Church of England. The other brought Peter The Great from Russia to learn the art of shipbuilding Below is his entry in Wikipedia.

**John Addey (1550-16 April 1606) was master shipwright at HM Dockyard Deptford in south-east London.
Addey was buried in St Nicholas Church in Deptford and there are plaques to him on the exterior north wall.
He left £200 to the poor of Deptford which was invested in land on Church Street and provided an income to maintain schools (his will also mentioned Londons' Shipwrights Hall). The Addey School was built here in 1821 and enlarged in 1862. It amalgamated with Dean Stanhope's School to form Addey and Stanhope School, and moved to New Cross Road in 1899.**

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Brother's Keeper 5

I may have the blogger's equivalent of losing a leg tomorrow (sorry if this image upsets someone who has a relative with a missing limb, but I can't think of any other way to put it). A friend has phoned to remind me it's the annual school reunion tomorrow evening, and I really should go this year. So here's a final helping of Vincent to tide us all over.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Those of you who get Google Alerts may have seen this article today, from an Australian paper. I have included a comment from the bottom of the article which, I hope, is on the button, 'cos I don't want to lose him yet!!!!!

Going, going GorenDarren Devlyn

February 28, 2007 09:25am

VINCENT D'Onofrio, who plays, mercurial TV detective Bobby Goren, is hanging up his badge for new challenges as a director.

Vincent D'Onofrio ranks as one of the most intuitive actors of his generation, and his skill has never been on greater display than in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he plays the enigmatic Bobby Goren.

The actor, who has appeared in a string of movies including The Player, Full Metal Jacket and Men in Black, is renowned for using his intense gaze, body language and timbre of his voice to bring texture to his work.

It could be argued his performance as Goren is his role with the greatest veracity.

In an interview from the set of the Channel 10 drama, D'Onofrio tells how he's relentless in his pursuit of a fully-rounded, multi-dimensional performance.

He also reveals he has big ambitions to work as a director and to find feature film roles that fulfil his deepest artistic yearnings.

These are the reasons, he says in shock news, that he's walking away from Criminal Intent.

"I'm at the age where I'm having a pretty good time in life and I want to do some directing now, stay away from acting just a little while," D'Onofrio explains.

"I haven't sorted the actual departure date out yet, but I won't be there (Criminal Intent) much longer.

"You see, I've never seen myself as a leading man. I want to be a character actor. I don't care if a script is for a five-minute role or a major role, I want to approach things simply. If I like the role, I'll play it.

"So I'm not leaving the show because I have some idea that I want to be a star."

The Criminal Intent team, including creator Dick Wolf and leading lady Kathryn Erbe, has been told of D'Onofrio's plans.

D'Onofrio hoses down suggestions that castmates should be worried about their immediate employment prospects.

He is hopeful the show will "go on forever" without him.

"There might be some who find it hard to imagine the show without me, but it should continue because of the level of talent there," D'Onofrio says.

"And what can I say about Kate (Erbe)? We have grown together in this show. TV is unlike any other medium and it can be tough going.

"It's been four years of working constantly. It's like being on a train that never stops. Both of us have been through the ringer with our personal lives and she has become like my sister.

"It feels like we've been through this small, personal war together. She is just the greatest gal and she's a single mum with two kids. I just don't know how she does it all."

D'Onofrio is proof of the dangers of over-exertion.

Two years ago, he was combining movie commitments with Criminal Intent shooting and twice collapsed on the set of the crime drama.

He was rushed to hospital for a battery of medical tests, which showed he was suffering exhaustion.

In an effort to lighten the load on D'Onofrio, Chris Noth was hired to star in alternate episodes of Criminal Intent.

D'Onofrio, 45, says the change in Criminal Intent structure was a blessing, despite the hefty pay cut.

"I just couldn't do it any more and keep the integrity of the show up," D'Onofrio says.

He would have left the show if Wolf had not come up with the novel plan to split the starring role.

When he finishes on Criminal Intent, there's every chance D'Onofrio will take an extended break in Australia.

For four years in the late 1980s and early '90s, he lived in Sydney's Coogee with his then partner, actor Greta Scacchi, and their daughter Layla, 13.

D'Onofrio also has a son Elias, 5, the product of his now-dissolved marriage to Carin van der Donk.

"I'm friends with the mums and I love my kids -- they spend a lot of time with me," he says.

"That has been one of the great things about me reducing my workload on Criminal Intent. I've been able to spend so much more time with my kids."
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COMMENT
I would like to know WHEN...Darren Devlyn had this interview with Vincent D'Onofrio?? Mr. D'Onofrio and his wife Carin van der Donk are still married! They reconciled... Mr. D'Onofrio is now 47 years old. He's also in his 6th Season with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". So we're really puzzled by this article... shouldn't you update this information?
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Brother's Keeper 4

I may never finish Brother's Keeper thanks to Photobucket. It's taken me hours to uplad it - and I still haven't finished. It refused to accept it in its original folder, and I had to copy it to another, then it wouldn't upload more than a few at a time. ANd it hasn't let me make a slideshow for days. I've had enough for one evening, so I'm just going to post from what I've got.

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