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Author Topic: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz  (Read 2274 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« on: November 28, 2010, 08:18:17 PM »


It's been on all weekend.  Just started again at 8:00 on TBS.!  :)


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 08:21:18 PM »


Sorry Mods.  Wrong forum. I was really getting into it , when I posted !!   :P


Ray
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 08:25:15 PM »
I've already watched it twice this weekend.
in college, playing Snug the Joiner who dresses up as a timid lion in Shakespeare's MidSummer Night's Dream, I watched the movie 35 times - as an excuse of learning how to "play the part". :D Gosh knows I've seen the flix probably 100+ times.

but I've watched "Purple Rain" and "Nightmare Before Christmas" just as many times now. LOL
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 08:43:58 PM »
I'm DVR'ng it and gonna go to sleep to it later...  "Scarecrow, I'll miss you most of all"


-W
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 08:54:06 PM »
I used to do a whole presentation on the Wizard of Oz - titled the Spirituality of the Wizard of Oz....
I would discuss the physical, mental, social and spiritual selves reflected in the story:

The scarecrow = mental self - looking for a brain
The tin man = physical self - looking for a heart
The cowardly lion = the social self - looking for courage (which is what we need in social situations) and
Dorothy = the spiritual self - looking for "home" - as the spiritual self is "home"

Dorothy had to bring together the other three - scarecrow, tin man, and lion to realize her spiritual self - home - and that all three were with her from the beginning - she didn't have to leave "home" - Kansas - and go over the rainbow to really have all that she needed.

Also, talked about the "F" word - "faith" that Dorothy had to show to get back home.... Faith is a belief in things not yet seen - Dorothy had the ability to click the slippers together that Glenda the good witch put on her feet at the beginning of Dorothy landing in Oz, but, as Glenda said, if she would have told Dorothy that at the beginning, Dorothy wouldn't have believed her - so, she gave Dorothy something she could see - the yellow brick road, and when Dorothy saw that the road led to the Emerald City as promised by Glenda - she then had the faith to believe when Glenda told her to click the shoes together 3 times and she would be back home - there was a lot more I used to put in --- still thinking about putting together a book based on my presentation - went so far as to copyright all of the material that I developed around Wizard of Oz - so, maybe I will get my butt in gear and get the thing published already... 

I've probably seen the movie over 200 times!  One of my favorites.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline ElZorro

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 08:57:12 PM »
How many of those watching have also seen "Wicked"? It changed my perspective of the film forever  :P

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 08:58:28 PM »
Watched the Wizard of Oz it last night.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 09:01:33 PM »
I used to do a whole presentation on the Wizard of Oz - titled the Spirituality of the Wizard of Oz....
I would discuss the physical, mental, social and spiritual selves reflected in the story:

The scarecrow = mental self - looking for a brain
The tin man = physical self - looking for a heart
The cowardly lion = the social self - looking for courage (which is what we need in social situations) and
Dorothy = the spiritual self - looking for "home" - as the spiritual self is "home"

Dorothy had to bring together the other three - scarecrow, tin man, and lion to realize her spiritual self - home - and that all three were with her from the beginning - she didn't have to leave "home" - Kansas - and go over the rainbow to really have all that she needed.

Also, talked about the "F" word - "faith" that Dorothy had to show to get back home.... Faith is a belief in things not yet seen - Dorothy had the ability to click the slippers together that Glenda the good witch put on her feet at the beginning of Dorothy landing in Oz, but, as Glenda said, if she would have told Dorothy that at the beginning, Dorothy wouldn't have believed her - so, she gave Dorothy something she could see - the yellow brick road, and when Dorothy saw that the road led to the Emerald City as promised by Glenda - she then had the faith to believe when Glenda told her to click the shoes together 3 times and she would be back home - there was a lot more I used to put in --- still thinking about putting together a book based on my presentation - went so far as to copyright all of the material that I developed around Wizard of Oz - so, maybe I will get my butt in gear and get the thing published already...  


tl;dr

I'll buy the book when you publish it :)

How many of those watching have also seen "Wicked"? It changed my perspective of the film forever  :P

I read Wicked the book, and yes it does change the perspective! Loved it.

-Will
(who is also DVR'ing "A Muppet Christmas Carol")
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
.

Offline smiteler

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 09:12:15 PM »
its fun to watch with the sound off
and dark side of the moon from pink floyd playing  :D

Offline mecch

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 09:20:20 PM »
If you have a chance - see it in blu-ray! incredible. they dont make em like that anymore.
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Offline ElZorro

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 10:32:21 PM »
If you have a chance - see it in blu-ray! incredible. they dont make em like that anymore.

And I rue the day when some greedy b*stard in Hollywood feels it needs to be re-made.  :-\

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 08:08:38 AM »
I've read all the Wicked books. (yes, there's more than one) Would love to see the musical some day.

They don't air The Wizard of Oz here at the holidays like they do in the States. That's one of the few things I miss about the States. That and the rest of the seasonal shows, like A Charlie Brown Christmas. :-\
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 12:30:32 PM »
Huge fan here, and a few years ago I had the great pleasure of seeing it on the big screen at the Paramount downtown.

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 10:37:51 PM »
I must be the only homo on earth who cannot stand that movie.  For some reason those flying monkeys terrify me. The few times that I tried to be a good fagot and watch it I had monkey nightmares for a week after wards.
  At my last job the girls that I worked with asked me if I was going to watch it when it came on TV in Canada (I think they where trying to bring me out of the closet at work). I mentioned how terrified I was of the monkeys. The next morning I walked into my office to find pictures of those fucking moneys all over my office.  They had taped them to my monitor, hidden them in my day planner, placed them in my desk drawers and hidden them under my blotter. I found out later that they had hidden 35 pictures. It had to be my worst day at the office that I ever had. It took weeks for me to feel safe walking into my office.
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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 10:40:09 PM »
Go Dorthy. Go Toto! Glenda, you are my hero!

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2010, 11:00:28 PM »
Go Toto!
Having bred cocker spaniels for 2 decades and having owned a pet store for nearly a decade, I'm an animal lover..... but I do hate that Toto! It's all the fault of that damned dog. If he hadn't bit Almira Gulch, Dorothy would have never had any problems. LOL

The next morning I walked into my office to find pictures of those fucking moneys all over my office.
damn! That's just cruel!
Now when I was 5, the witch showing up in the crystal ball was the part that scared me.
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Offline Dale Parker

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2010, 11:18:00 PM »
The funny thing about me reading this entry today is that I'm wearing one of my favorite gay T-shirts.
It says:
Aunty Em,
Hate you!
Hate Kansas!
Taking the dog,
Dorthy
Best of all there is not a monkey in site.
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July 09 CD4 158, CD4/CD812% VL 750
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Feb 10 CD4 197, CD4/CD8 11% VL UD
May 10  CD4 252 CD4/CD8 12% VL UD
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Offline Ann

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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2010, 04:20:55 AM »
Ooops.... when I posted in this thread yesterday, I never realised it was in Living.

So this thread has its ruby slippers on and it's clicking those heels like mad and saying....


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Re: Anyone else watching the Wizard of Oz
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2010, 04:24:30 AM »
The funny thing about me reading this entry today is that I'm wearing one of my favorite gay T-shirts.
It says:
Aunty Em,
Hate you!
Hate Kansas!
Taking the dog,
Dorthy
Best of all there is not a monkey in site.

I've heard a paraphras of this a long long time ago a little bit more crude.

Dear Em,

Fuck you, Fuck Kansas, I'm taking the dog.

Dorothy.


 


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