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‘Ruby Tuesday’: Food Was Absolutely Atrocious!

by Anura Guruge




This was the WORST meal I have had in a sitdown restaurant — EVER!

I used to be a big fan of ‘Ruby Tuesday’ — but then we just stopped going, mainly because it is the kids that call ‘the shots’.

Of late it has been “Friendly’s“, “Friendly’s”, “Friendly’s” … because Teischan loves that place — and we are going there (AGAIN), this Wednesday, for her birthday.

Yesterday, Sunday, March 19, 2017, after ‘Beauty and the Beast‘, we needed a place to eat — and ‘Ruby Tuesday’ was just across the road (in Concord, NH).

I was hoping for great things. Nice enough inside. Ambience is good. Tasteful decor.

I ordered the ‘Philly Cheesesteak Potstickers‘ and the ‘Thai Phoon Shrimp‘ — the later as an entree along with the Salad Bar.

I like potstickers and I like Philly Cheesesteak.

What I was served was DIABOLICAL.

I have never tasted anything so salty and bitter in MY LIFE. It was horrible. Yuk!

I spoke to the waitress about it afterwards.

She admitted, freely, that others too had complained about its saltiness and bitterness. She even went onto volunteer that she suspects that it will be coming off the menu soon.

DO NOT ORDER THESE POTSTICKERS.

The Thai Shrimp were tasteless BUT that could have been because my taste buds had been raped by the damn potstickers.

The salad bar was OK, though nothing special.

Found out that NOBODY, but nobody counts to see if there are 55 items — and forget the PLUS.

I counted. Only 53 items.

Poor showing altogether.

Never going back!

Rather go to “Friendly’s”.

I suspect that this is another chain going down the drain.


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‘Beauty And The Beast’ 3D, The 2017 Disney Movie, Far Exceeded Expectations THOUGH It Is Far From A Classic.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access IMDb.com listing.



The official trailer on YouTube.


April 2016 ‘Prospect Mountain High School’ production. Click for lots more pictures.

It was GOOD. Very good, but not brilliant — though another lavish and sumptuous production true to the Disney-trademark.

Though I have seen the 1991 Disney animated version more times than I care to remember and was privileged to see the extremely good ‘Prospect Mountain High School’ version just last year, the ending of this brought a tear to my eye — so much so that the lady seated next to me (a total stranger) whispered to me: “haven’t you seen this before?”. I have. I have, but I am still a sucker for good ol’ fashioned sentimentality.

Kids will LOVE it. No question about that. They will, luckily, not be jaded by having seen the 1991 version which was, of course, a CLASSIC.

So, to keep this brief, let me hit the salient points in bullet form.

  • The infamous ‘overtly gay scene’ is so, so innocuous that it really should have gone unnoticed and uncommented. We see much verse, every day, on the sporting world! Gee. Come on.
    …..
  • The above said, Disney’s attempts to be INCLUSIVE, i.e., having black/colored semi-leading characters (e.g., main singer at the parties), was DISTRACTING and to a colored such as I, INSULTING. This is supposed to be 1600 France. If there were indeed non-white folks in very rural areas, they sure were not prancing around in fancy gowns being the ‘belle of the ball’. That was stupid.
    ….
  • I am a sucker for #D (but also a keen critic) — thought it was spot on. Others may disagree. 3D is so subjective. I am now convinced that one’s ability to truly enjoy 3D movies is connected to how quickly one’s brain is able to process the 3D data. If the brain doesn’t process the 3D data fast enough much of the 3D is going to get lost. That is a shame. Not the fault of the production or the technology. Not sure how this can be addressed.
    I Google “people having trouble seeing 3D movies”. Wow. Appears that it is quite a common problem; 1-in-10. This link, from ‘engadget’ was interesting:
    ….
  • The BEAST looked too much like a docile GOAT! Worst beast I have ever seen. It looked really, really dozy. Very distracting.
    ….
  • Got there 5 minutes before the 2pm start time and told that they only had a few seats left! The theater, for this Sunday matinee (at the Concord, Regal 10), was indeed full. Haven’t seen that around here in 20 years THOUGH we don’t go to the movies that often.
  • Appears that Disney made a very conscious effort not to step-on-the-toes of its animated version — so, for example, the dining table sequence was very subdued compared to what we saw in the 1991 version. That isn’t to say that it wasn’t good. Just got the feeling that Disney wanted to keep a separation.


All said, definitely worth watching. Kids will love it. I will probably watch it again when it is available on TV/online.


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‘Mr. Church’, The 2016 Movie, Poignant (In A Good Way) And Definitely A Movie For Today’s Times.

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Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


The FULL movie, is available, for FREE,
on YouTube.


Watched in on Amazon Prime a few days ago. Every few weeks, when I have 5-minutes to spare, I browse through the Prime movie library to see what is new.

The description for this movie caught my eye.

It was a very touching and moving movie. A few storyline themes that seem farfetched BUT a great story for today’s troubled times.

IF life really could be this simple and neat.

Heartwarming. Definitely worth watching.

Full movie, supposedly, available on YouTube (see above).


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Amazon’s 2015 Movie, ‘The Dressmaker’, Set In Australia, Is Engaging And Sometimes V. Funny.

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The Trailer on YouTube.


Given I am an Amazon Prime member I get regular e-mails with Prime Movie recommendations.

This movie was in one of those e-mails last week. I added it to my Watchlist.

Being set in Australia and the 1950s time period made me think that it might be along the lines of “A Place To Call Home” — a series that we all really got hooked on.

I was right. Definite similarities.

Not a bad movie at all; at all. Actually quite a GOOD movie.

Engrossing story line. Some hilarious parts. Easy on the eye.

You will like it. Promise.


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WordPress.com Has Not Been “The Same” Since December 2016 — For A Start, ‘Site Stats’ Shot.

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NO “Blog in Review” for 2016!

2015 WordPress.com 'Blog in Review' opening page. WordPress.com did NOT do one for 2016! They have been doing it for years.

2015 WordPress.com ‘Blog in Review’ opening page. WordPress.com did NOT do one for 2016! They have been doing it for years.


Only the new version of “Site Stats” now available.

Stats are extremely ERRATIC indicating that they are having Server issues,
i.e., servers DROPPING hits because they can’t keep up.
Known problem, BUT this time around it has been happening since January 1, 2017.

statsdfsf


Haven’t heard from a ‘Happiness Engineer‘ all year!

Usually, as a rather active ‘Premium Plan‘ blogger I get a “Hi, need any help“, at least once a month. Usually more often.

Nothing at all in 2017. I suspect that there has been major layoffs.

The Stats problem bugs me.

But, nothing you can do.

At WordPress.com’s mercy.


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(Re)Watch ‘Bobby’, The 2006 Movie, 48-Years And All That Seems To Have Changed Was Obama!

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bobby

Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


The FULL MOVIE is on YouTube!


I had seen it in 2006 — when it first came on. It was on DISH this last weekend and I DVRed it and watched it a couple of nights ago.

Wow. Wow. WOW!

It was like a TIME WARP. It could so easily have been June of 2016.

We are still talking about the SAME ISSUES: the DIVIDES — racial, wealth, hispanics-blacks, voter suppression, ‘right to work’, vote-rigging and voting machines.

Scary. IF you are into politics you really should watch this (again).

Makes you THINK — which is always a good thing.

Where would we be, where would the World be, IF just one of the Kennedy brothers had been spared?

The ONLY thing that this movie did not presage was that there would be an Obama exactly 40 years later.

Great movie.


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‘Big Eyes’, The 2014 Movie Is Definitely Worth Watching If You Haven’t Seen It — Interesting, True Story.

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beyes

Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


Watch the trailer on YouTube.


I was not familiar with this movie — given that I do not follow movie news or tends. Just tend to watch them on TV and occasionally at the cinema — and that, 100% of the time, is for the kids.

Big Eyes” caught my eyes when I was looking through all the ‘new’ movies available this weekend, on Cinemax & Showtime, as part of the DISH free, preview. I subscribe to HBO, so I don’t have to worry about catching movies available on that channel.

I DVRed “Big Eyes” (I think on Friday night) amongst a total of about 14 other movies and all 12 episodes of “Billions”.

“Big Eyes” is the only movie from this batch of recordings that we have watched — and by that I include Teischan (given that it was PG-13 (and we let Teischan watch PG-13s as long as she is with us)).

Good movie. True story. Amazing story. So 1950s and 1960s. Compelling. We liked it.


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