Discussion:
O.T; R.I.P Betty Garrett, 91
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william...@aol.com
2011-02-13 07:20:52 UTC
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http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-betty-garrett-20110213,0,2531900.story

Yes, I know this is O.T. but this group needs to get away from all the
spam that’s been cluttering up here lately.

Cartoonguy
Keith
2011-02-13 13:07:07 UTC
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CG:
That is a shame! She was always so effervescent and up. Her enthusiasm will be missed.

Keith
Dana Schwartz
2011-02-13 20:05:00 UTC
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Post by ***@aol.com
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-betty-garrett-20110213,0,2531900.story
Yes, I know this is O.T. but this group needs to get away from all the
spam that’s been cluttering up here lately.
I agree that we need a Spaminator around here. That and a broom to
knock down all the cobwebs most days.

It's sad to hear about Ms Garrett's death, but it appears from the
obits she lived life fully up until the end, dining with friends and
teaching a theater class just last week. Funny lady, but her passing
is unfortunately not newsy enough to break onto the MSN home page. Oh,
wait - there it is under the small print heading waaaay down at the
bottom of "On Bing": "Broadway Star Dies". You have to guess who it
is.

I know I'm stretching the connection just a wee bit here, but there is
a very small one to bring the post around to *almost* on topic:

On one of the many Frank Sinatra compilation albums released after he
died (one of several called "Frank Sinatra and Friends"), these two
tracks appear:

"It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" (Featuring Betty Garrett)

"It's Only Money" (Featuring Groucho Marx)

(Never heard this album/CD, btw.)

One thing I learned years ago on Usenet, if you dig a little you can
usually make anything tangently "on topic". Then again, if tempers
flare and they haul out the flamethrowers, things light up, take on a
life of their own and become thread killers. In the early days, even
a small step off the "true path" of the newsgroup might get you a beat
down. Inevitably, someone would drag Hitler into the mess and that's
all she wrote!. :-)

One good thing that's come out of the newer, quieter newsgroups is
that most of the trolling fools who argued about anything and
everything over here have moved on to haunt the web-based forums. And
most of the kiddies either don't know about Usenet of don't bother
with it. Refreshing, in a way (if you ignore the spam). Kind of like
reclaiming the frontier. :-)

I'll be around until they kill off all the news servers, using Agent
for my reader.

Dana Schwartz (besides, I *like* emoticons better than those creepy,
pulsating, yellow smiley faces - you know, the ones that look like a
leering, funny uncle?! :-P )
Dana Schwartz
2011-02-13 20:31:06 UTC
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On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 15:05:00 -0500, Dana Schwartz
[...] Funny lady, but her passing is unfortunately not newsy enough to
break onto the MSN home page. Oh, >wait - there it is under the small
print heading waaaay down at the bottom of "On Bing": "Broadway
Star Dies". You have to guess who it is.
Update: MSN home page moved the Betty Garrett death notice up a notch
or two to the Editor's Picks section and re-titled the link, "Actress
Betty Garrett Dies."

That's an improvement, I suppose.

Anyway.... Here I am breaking another Usenet "rule" - replying to
one's own post. What *has* become of newsgroup etiquette and
protocol, I wonder? :-O

I fear there isn't an app for fixing that.

Dana Schwartz
william...@aol.com
2011-02-13 23:34:49 UTC
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Post by Dana Schwartz
On one of the many Frank Sinatra compilation albums released after he
died (one of several called "Frank Sinatra and Friends"), these two
"It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" (Featuring Betty Garrett)
"It's Only Money" (Featuring Groucho Marx)
(Never heard this album/CD, btw.)
The Groucho/Sinatra duet was from the awful film “Double Dynamite.”

Cartoonguy
Dana Schwartz
2011-02-14 02:04:42 UTC
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Post by Dana Schwartz
On one of the many Frank Sinatra compilation albums released after he
died (one of several called "Frank Sinatra and Friends"), these two
"It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" (Featuring Betty Garrett)
"It's Only Money" (Featuring Groucho Marx)
(Never heard this album/CD, btw.)
The Groucho/Sinatra duet was from the awful film “Double Dynamite.”
Ouch! No wonder it didn't ring a bell.

Guess it was nice to include it on the record, nonetheless. :-)

Dana Schwartz
Pete The Upstart
2011-02-14 04:30:55 UTC
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Post by ***@aol.com
Post by Dana Schwartz
On one of the many Frank Sinatra compilation albums released after he
died (one of several called "Frank Sinatra and Friends"), these two
"It's Fate Baby, It's Fate" (Featuring Betty Garrett)
"It's Only Money" (Featuring Groucho Marx)
(Never heard this album/CD, btw.)
The Groucho/Sinatra duet was from the awful film “Double Dynamite.”
Ouch!  No wonder it didn't ring a bell.
Guess it was nice to include it on the record, nonetheless.  :-)
Dana Schwartz
I guess this is the real (non-spam) thread for February.
Betty Garrett RIP.

Pete
Roger the Saurus
2011-02-14 17:33:01 UTC
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Post by Dana Schwartz
On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 15:05:00 -0500, Dana Schwartz
[...] Funny lady, but her passing is unfortunately not newsy enough to
break onto the MSN home page. Oh, >wait - there it is under the small
print heading waaaay down at the bottom of "On Bing": "Broadway
Star Dies". You have to guess who it is.
Update: MSN home page moved the Betty Garrett death notice up a notch
or two to the Editor's Picks section and re-titled the link, "Actress
Betty Garrett Dies."
That's an improvement, I suppose.
Anyway.... Here I am breaking another Usenet "rule" - replying to
one's own post. What *has* become of newsgroup etiquette and
protocol, I wonder? :-O
I fear there isn't an app for fixing that.
An app? Isn't that one of those snakes that killed Cleopatra?
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Roger the Saurus
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