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Subject: Re: Noteworthy Opera/Vocal Reissues
From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 1 May 2017 08:14:50 -0700
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Gentlemen, basta!  Be nice.  Did you not get any this past weekend?  The
Dutchman broadcast should have at least put a smile on your faces....

Donald

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 7:45 AM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Oh, Bob - really? Did you not see my smiley emoticon after my first
> statement? Don't you
> have a sense of humor at all?
>
> Frankly, in Opera-L's rather antiquated design (sorry, but true), it's
> quite easy to quote the
> wrong message, as indeed you are trying to get at. (I imagine many of us
> have
> inadvertently done that, especially as threads get longer and longer.)
> You've made the
> point twice now (one more than was necessary) that I accidentally
> attributed a quote to
> the wrong poster. And I responded with "Correct" (did you miss that???)
> and then
> attempted to make a lighthearted end to it. I'm sorry that even that bit
> of modest humor
> evaded you.
>
> My god, folks, we all need to lighten up, don'tcha think?
>
> BTW - in the meantime, Mr. Byrne also got the quote from Hairspray (and
> the name of the
> character who says it) wrong. So I guess I'm extremely glad this isn't
> Film-L. ;-) And it's
> all good. Relax. And go be alone if you want to be - or even if you vhant
> to be.
>
> Have a better day, y'all...;-)
>
>
>
> On Mon, 1 May 2017 10:25:51 -0400, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >No, the quote you attributed to me was written by Max.
> >When dealing with you, one thing I never do is hold my
> >breath that you'll ever apologize for your mistakes. You are
> >bright, arrogant and enormously dislikable!
> >
> >Bob
> >
> >On Monday, May 1, 2017, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> Correct. It's a Greta Garbo quote. ;-)
> >>
> >> And yes, words do matter. Especially for the next almost 4 years. We
> must
> >> not forget that.
> >> :-(
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, 1 May 2017 07:23:18 -0400, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]
> >> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Except for one thing - that is not a Bob Rideout quote.
> >> >And Max D. Winter dud mot say it was.
> >> >
> >> >Words matter!
> >> >
> >> >Bob
> >> >
> >> >On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]
> >> <javascript:;>
> >> ><javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask] <javascript:;>');>>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> It's truly funny how that line has been so misheard in such
> astounding
> >> >> proportions over the
> >> >> years. (Much like the made-up "play it again, Sam," which is not ever
> >> said
> >> >> verbatim
> >> >> anywhere in Casablanca.)
> >> >>
> >> >> Garbo never said "vhant." She said the regular English word "want."
> >> There
> >> >> are plenty of
> >> >> youtube clips of her saying the line (in its 3 different
> incarnations)
> >> >> from Grand Hotel.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> On Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:59:12 -0400, Max D. Winter <
> [log in to unmask]
> >> <javascript:;>>
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> >Bob Rideout wrote:
> >> >> >But on the recording, her "I-Vhant-To-Be-
> >> >> >Alone!" delivery of "Voglio vederlo!" is a hoot.
> >> >>
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