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College Confession #37

I was in class, and I had a package of Poptarts, but I was making a lot of noise trying to open the wrapper. I looked around to see if anyone noticed and I made direct eye contact with a guy so I stopped.

After class, the guy that I made eye contact comes to me and says, “I saw you with those Poptarts and i just want you to know that next time, open that bitch with no shame, there is never any shame in Poptarts”

That was the greatest advice I have ever received.

– University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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‘Stone, you’ve got an IQ of 190; you should know you can’t solve everything with brute force alone.’ ‘It’s worked so far.’ ‘Fight smarter, not harder.’

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+Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor
+African-American Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Alliance of Women Film Journalists: Best Supporting Actor
+Austin Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Awards Circuit Community Awards: Best Supporting Actor
+Black Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor
+Boston Online Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Critics’ Choice Movie Award: Best Supporting Actor
+Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Denver Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+Detroit Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+Florida Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor
+Gold Derby Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor
+Golden Globe Awards: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
+Hollywood Film Awards: Breakout Performance
+Houston Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Male
+Las Vegas Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Mill Valley Film Festival: Spotlight Award
+Nevada Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor
+New York Film Critics Online: Best Supporting Actor
+North Texas Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Oklahoma Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor
+Phoenix Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+San Diego Film Critics Society: Best Supporting Actor
+Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Virtuosos Award
+Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
+Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
+Southeastern Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Toronto Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Vancouver Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor
+Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor
+Zurich Film Festival: Best Performance

anonymous asked:

L. I'm not sure that dressing up as a deer and prancing around Oklahoma is your best strategy. I'm gonna guess there are quite a few hunters roaming the woods currently.

Oh yeah, I didn’t think that through. Maybe I should buy camouflage instead

-L

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CALIFORNIA

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COLORADO

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GEORGIA

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ILLINOIS

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(630) 355-2665

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Northshire Bookstore

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Oblong Books & Music

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(513) 396-8960

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BookPeople

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UTAH

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VIRGINIA

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WASHINGTON

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(206) 624-6600

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University Bookstore

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA   98105

(206) 545-4361

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WISCONSIN

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2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI   53211

(414) 332-1181

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CANADA

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Toronto Ontario

M4S 2N5

(416) 322-0438

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Curiosity House

178 Mill Street

Creemore Ontario

L0G 1G0

(705) 466-3400

LUCY’S SAFARI

S1;E22 ~ March 3, 1969

Directed by Jack Donohue ~ Written by Milt Josefsberg and Ray Singer

Synopsis

When a rare Gorboona escapes from the zoo, Lucy, Harry and the kids help a big game hunter (Howard Keel) trap him!

Regular Cast

Lucille Ball (Lucy Carter), Gale Gordon (Harrison Otis Carter), Lucie Arnaz (Kim Carter), Desi Arnaz Jr. (Craig Carter)

Guest Cast

Howard Keel (Stanley Livingston, a Big Game Hunter) was discovered by Oscar Hammerstein II during auditions for John Raitt’s replacement in Broadway’s Carousel in 1946.  After that, he also went on to play Curly in Oklahoma! He is probably best remembered for his role in MGM’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), a film that was mentioned on “I Love Lucy.”  On TV he played Clayton Farlow on “Dallas” (1981-91).  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.  Keel died in 2004.  

According to the Unique Employment Agency’s file card on Livingston, he is 6'4” tall, 220 lbs, dark hair, blue eyes, and single.  He has spent many years living in Africa.

Janos Prohaska (Gorboona) was an actor, stunt man, and animal imitator who is probably best remembered as the talking cookie-mad bear on “The Andy Williams Show” (1969) although due to his thick Hungarian accent, his voice was dubbed. He first played a simian on “Lucy and the Monkey” (TLS S5;E12).  This is the first of three times playing animals on “Here’s Lucy.” Prohaska died in a plane crash in 1974.

The Gorboona escaped from the Topanga Zoo.  A Gorboona is a rare, nearly extinct, cross between a GORilla and a baBOON.

Lucille Ball was so hoarse from rehearsing the jungle mating call that she nearly lost her voice. This show is not a favorite of anyone involved in the episode.  Not to mention many who weren’t!

Howard Keel’s character is named Stanley Livingston so that Lucy (and later Harry) can say the iconic line “Mr. Livingston, I presume” a paraphrase of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”  Doctor David Livingstone was a 17th century missionary and explorer in central Africa, the first European to see Victoria Falls. When reporter H.M. Stanley finally found him in 1871, he supposedly greeted him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” In 1939, a film called Stanley and Livingstone was released, starring Spencer Tracy as Stanley and Cedric Hardwicke as Livingstone. The quote was included in the film and is majorly responsible for its continued use today.

Livingston tells Lucy that back in Africa he was enamored of an athletic (though feminine) woman named Rachel Weatherby, who could single-handedly skin and quarter a buffalo.  

Lucy reluctantly tells the handsome and eligible Mr. Livingston that Kim is 16 and Craig is 15.  

Lucy tells Mr. Livingston that back home she used to work for a blacksmith – handing him the horses!  She is likely bragging to impress Mr. Livingston and vanquish his memories of Miss Weatherby.  [A blacksmith?  In this episode it could very well be true!]

There is a $10,000 reward for the safe return of the Gorboona.  It was last seen in the Topanga Canyon.  Topanga Canyon is located in western Los Angeles County, California, in the Santa Monica Mountains, between Malibu and the city of Los Angeles.

Lucy calls Mr. Livingston “bwana,” an East African word for boss or master.  In 1963 Bob Hope starred in the safari movie Call Me Bwana.

Livingston demonstrates the mating call of the Gorboona, which in reality has the same melody as “Indian Love Call,” from Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach’s operetta Rose Marie.  Lucy echos him (off key) and says “That is pretty.”  Not coincidentally, Howard Keel starred in the 1954 film version.  

The Jungle Dance was choreographed by Jack Baker and Anita Mann.  In the DVD introduction to the episode, Desi Arnaz Jr. says that the dance sequence had him wearing “some of the worst clothes of the entire series.”  At least Kim and Craig get to show off what they do best: Craig drums and Kim does a dance solo. As usual, Lucy turns the dance into an ad lib free-for-all that features a Charleston!  When the Garboona appears, Lucy and the creature Tango together.    

Harry’s dance steps conjure up a rain storm that only falls on him – not once but twice.  The rule on “Here’s Lucy” is that where there’s water, Harry will get wet. Earlier in the episode, he was the only one to fall in the creek when swinging across it on a vine.  

Dr. Livingston, I presume” was first uttered by Lucy Ricardo in “Never Do Business With Friends” (ILL S2;E31) when Lucy ‘discovers’ Ricky through the laundry lines before begging him for a new washing machine.  

The costumes for the dance are reminiscent of what Claude Akins wore as the Giant Native in “Desert Island” (ILL S6;E8).  When Harry is told to look for footprints but only discovers those of Livingston, it is very similar to when Lucy tracked the footprints of a Giant Native only to discover they were Ethel’s!  

The Topanga Canyon area is verdant, but it is not a jungle!  

After being shot with the tranquilizer gun, Lucille Ball does a slow motion run from the Gorboona, including a slow motion swing on a vine.  Why would the vine also be in slow motion?  Was it also affected by the tranquilizer?  Just one of many unanswered questions in this fantasy fiasco of an episode! 

“Lucy’s Safari” rates 1 Paper Heart out of 5

This episode is more like a live action Saturday morning kids show than a primetime sitcom.  The premise is unbelievable, silly, and (worst of all) rarely funny. With all the show’s musical episodes, it is a shame that Lucille Ball wasted singer Howard Keel’s only appearance in a non-musical episode.  

Bo is patient.  He’s so patient, he’s been waiting a whole year to find a nice, loving home.  But he’s not going to lose hope!

His friends at Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma are doing their best to get Bo out of the kennel run and into the arms of a loving family.

At 10 years old, Bo is a senior pet.  Of course, we always say that senior dogs have lots of love to give, and Bo is no exception!  He’s an enormously sweet boy, looking for a nap buddy.

Do you have some lazy Sundays you could share with Bo?   Email hsgrove@att.net and tell them Bo’s your buddy!