Archive for February 2012

CLOSED TODAY–IT’S MY BIRTHDAY IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW LO   Leave a comment

(FIRST AND FOREMOST I MUST SAY THANK YOU–I AM FLABBERGASTED BY ALL THE CARDS AND PRESENTS I HAVE GOTTEN FROM PEOPLE IN THE INTERNET WORLD–DON’T ANY ONE EVER TELL ME THEY AREN’T REAL!! I WOKE UP TO 163 ECARDS AND REMARKS  EVERY WHERE I BLOG AND/OR POST INCLUDING A FEW HAPPY BIRTHDAYS AT TALKINBROADWAY/ALLTHATCHAT WHICH REALLY SURPRISED ME–AS SOON AS I GET RESTED UP FROM THE PAST 29 DAYS  I WILL TALK ABOUT BIRDS, POSTERS, SWEETS, GIFT CARDS, HANDMADE CARDS, THAT CRAZY LADY IN NC AND HER CARD MANIA, 19 RESTAURANT EXPERIENCES BUT NOW I HAVE TO GO–TAHNK YOU ALL FOR MAKING MY 19TH LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY SO SPECIAL!)

 

FIRST THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY


FOR GODIVA CHEESECAKE


 

THEN TO THE BROWARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO OPENING NIGHT OF THE TOURING BROADWAY SHOW “BILLY ELLIOT”


AND THEN WHO KNOWS?!?!?!?!?!?!

 


WOW! CAN THIS KID DANCE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShNMmtRcB8g

READ MY REVIEW IN 2 DAYS AT WWW.CORINESCORNER.COM OR http://www.broadwayshowbiz.com/

OR AT THIS SITE NEXT TUESDAY

 

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Leap Day Baby?

Superman (a Leap Day Baby) on the cover of TIME magazine.

TIME magazine article about Superman being a Leap Day Baby.

In 1988, TIME magazine proclaimed
Superman to be born on February 29,
therefore he is a Leap Year Day Baby!
You can read that part of the article
by clicking on the image.

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Posted February 29, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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ONE MORE DAY TO GO AND THEN—   Leave a comment

What’s a birthday without an ice cream corn?

 

This afternoon we are going to see “My Week With Marilyn”–review to follow someday this week and then restaurant number 17 of the 19 on my hit list–and you know I will be posting reviews of them. I must admit ‘sticker shock’ at the high prices in all the restaurants–and they will be going higher.

   

This evening it will Texas de Brazil, an Argentine restaurant, which means a lot of eating–like it wouldn’t otherwise. LOL


By the way for those who didn’t think I would do it–and would eat all the cookies by myself–I did take a BIG plate of cookies down to the breezeway yesterday to share with the meeting of the mindless folks!


While the Leap Year Cactus didn’t get 19 blooms it was like icing on the cake blooming this month. I have been overwhelmed by the cards, gifts and good wishes I have gotten–so far! Will definitely share–pictures of them that is–in the coming week.




February 29th is special…

It’s the reason that a season comes at the same time every year.

If you’re born on Leap Day… Welcome Home!

Just 1 day to our next birthday!

leapyearday.com

Posted February 28, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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MY FAME IS NEVER ENDING!!!! LOL   Leave a comment

 
 
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Printer-friendly story

Feb. 29 babies cherish quadrennial birthday as special, auspicious occasion

By Lindsay Melvin

 

Birthdays are a big deal. But when they roll around only once every four years, they’re monumental.

This year, Leap Year babies, or those born on Feb. 29, will get the rare opportunity to celebrate their birthday on the actual date they were born.

Yet some are sticklers for pulling out the party hats only on their real birthday.

Since Martin Goodkin’s first birthday at age 4, the Florida retiree has never celebrated the in-between years.

Instead, he orchestrates mammoth events when Feb. 29 makes its appearance on the calendar.

Born in 1936, the former Memphian is getting ready to celebrate his 19th birthday, he said.

His best bash ever, he recalled, was in 1976 when he invited 360 people to a party of wedding proportions at the Hilton Hotel near the airport.

Food, booze and big-band music flowed day and night, he said.

“How often do you get to do that?” he chuckled, adding, “You don’t turn 10 every day.”

Goodkin has already arranged the details for this year’s birthday, in which he will shuttle 20 friends to dinner and a Broadway show.

This will be the first time his Memphis friends won’t be attending, he said.

“The economy has really hit them bad,” he said.

Goodkin says that in all his years, he’s never longed for an annual birthday.

“I saw other kids’ birthdays. They had a cupcake and that’s all they did,” he said.

“I feel sorry for all the other people doing the same thing every year.”

— Lindsay Melvin: 529-2445

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My presents are coming in–hurray–a new “A Chorus Line” poster, 4 boxes of cookies, a mysterious gift from California (I don’t open my presents until THE day!) white orchids, 9,345 (well almost) cards from a crazy lady in North Carolina LOL,  a new a/c from Gateway and more–2 days to go!! Tomorrow it is “A Week With Marilyn” and dinner at Texas De Brazil and then Wednesday The Cheesecake Factory and the opening of “Billly Elliot–The Musical”!


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February 29th is special…

It’s the reason that a season comes at the same time every year.

If you’re born on Leap Day… Welcome Home!

Just 1 days to our next birthday!


Posted February 28, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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“LA RAFLE” (“THE ROUND-UP)–A MOVIE REVIEW   Leave a comment

“La Rafle” (The Round Up) advertises ‘Based On Actual Events’ and opens with “Everything in this film is true and happened”. It is a drama following the events of the Nazi decreed raid on Jews in France with the help of the police and government of that country. In July 1942 about 13,000 of adults and their children were taken to a velodrome in western Paris to eventually be taken to concentration camps with the children being separated from their parents.

Joseph Weismann was one of those children, and one of the very few who escaped, appears in the picture as the 80+ year old man he is today. The director questioned him and did extensive research on what happened, including the cover up by the French and the denial for so many years.

The acting is first rate all around and some of the scenes are as harrowing as can be in the context of the story but this presents a problem. The subject matter is not new and has been covered in such first rate films as “The Pianist” and “Schindler’s List.”  Once again we see children taken from their mother’s arms along with trains leaving for death camps. There is the scene of toilets overflowing with feces and children going through it to get some money and jewelry that adults threw in it to make it harder for the Nazis to get both. There are the French who are glad to see the Jews being rounded up and those who help many to escape.

Yes, nothing is really new in this film after the director and writer, Roselyne Bosche, exposes the lie that France has tried to cover for over 70 years but how can you not react to the cruelty of people to other people no matter how many times you see it done? As you watch an escape you will hold your breath until it is over.  You do not want to see many things that happen but you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

“La Rafle” was a huge hit in France but I don’t think that will happen here for silly reasons such as it has sub-titles, too many people ‘think’ they know about the Holocaust while  others just can’t/won’t handle films like this but they must so that what happened is not forgotten as the Weismanns of today grow smaller in number.

I don’t know how true one of the children’s story at the end is but I hope it was just as Mr. Weismann lived to tell his story to Roselyne Bosche.

Posted February 27, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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NOTES TAKEN DURING 2012 OSCAR TV SHOW   Leave a comment

Looking good: Nick Nolte, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman

Billy Crystal repeated many of his previous Oscar ‘bits’ but now they are bland instead of innovative.

Still trying to figure out why the girls in blue were in the aisles.

Though the Cirque de Sol was exciting what was it doing at the  Oscar show? And I won’t get into the award to Oprah.

Standing ovations given to Octavia Spencer, Myrl Streep, Cique de Sol, Christopher Plummer

Best speech given by Christopher Plummer

Wasted time: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis certainly woke up the audience with the crashing cymbals but didn’t get the bang across. Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow are not comedians. Okay, I’ll ask–why was Oprah honored by the movies? Yes, I know the Jean Hersholt award is for humanitarian work but with all the Hollywood stars who give of themselves why did they have to go to her?

I know many people will disagree with me but was Angelina Jolie’s right leg auditioning for a role? Oh where oh where is the Cher of yesterday? Or Streisand in her pajamas? Where are the fashion disasters that make the show so much fun to watch?

A fleeting, touching moment was the camera paning Sandra Bullock’s face while Streep thanked her husband.

I had picked most of the winners except I feel, and still feel, Viola Davis should have won Best Actress. Hopefully “The Artist” will do better at the box office now with its 5 awards including Best Director, Actor and Picture.

Not surprisingly the show ran over time but not by much this year, only 38 minutes.

I don’t what it will take for the Academy to wake up but maybe the drop in ratings will be the answer. The viewing public are only interested in the top 6 awards and, yes, the technical people have to be, should be, rewarded but not on TV.

Once again I said, “Never again,” referring to watching the show and, once again, asked myself, when it was over, WHY?” but there I will be next year sitting in front of the TV watching every minute of the 2013 Oscar show moaning and groaning.

I am not a masochist folks except when it comes to the movies!!!



Posted February 27, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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ONCE A STAR ALWAYS A STAR LOL   Leave a comment

 

Leap Year deals

By Doreen Hemlock , Sun Sentinel

 

 
 

 

“I was born in 1936, so I’m turning 19,” joked Fort Lauderdale resident Martin D. Goodkin. When he was in his 40s, technically not yet 12, he used to ask for children’s prices at the movies. “That was fun.”

Goodkin is so swamped with Feb. 29 deals that he’s pleased some companies extend offers for a week or more. He’s already enjoyed a free jambalaya at the Quarterdeck restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.

On Leap Day, he’s mulling a free birthday meal at Mexican chain Zona Fresca. They’re offering a chicken taco or bean and cheese burrito with a soda in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Pompano Beach.

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Actually the way things are going my birthday may never end–I have about 7 free dinners coming from as many restaurants to catch up with yet–will blog about them AFTER I get finished with my scheduled 19 restaurants to eat out in LOL

 

Posted February 27, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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MY OSCAR PICKS FOR TONIGHT   Leave a comment

BEST PICTURE


BEST DIRECTOR


 MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS (“THE ARTIST”)

OR


ALEXANDER PAYNE (“THE DESCENDENTS”)

BEST ACTOR (TIE)


GEORGE CLOONEY (“THE DESCENDENTS”)


JEAN DUJARDIN  (“THE ARTIST”)

BEST ACTRESS


VIOLA DAVIS (“tHE HELP”

(ANYONE BUT STREEP WHICH MEANS SHE’LL WIN  :o()

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (“BEGINNINGS”

 

BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS


OCTAVIA SPENCER

    

Posted February 26, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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