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Sadly, confirmation on yesterday's post:

That link actually has a YT embed of Charles winning his Daytime Emmy (which I'm fairly sure was for the work Keating turned in following Ryan's death on the show) - he was just masterful.

To quote Mark Pinter (Grant) on his FB: “He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.”


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This is all over my twitter feed, but there's no official news link... Charles Keating, the wonderful actor who played the villainous Carl Hutchins in Another World, has passed away.

This is beyond sad... I loved him on AW, the whole "Ryan, I'm your father" storyline was one of my favorites.

*heading off to YouTube....*

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Another holy moly moment.... today is the ten year anniversary of Another World going off the air. That's absolutely mind-boggling to me - where does the time go???

Internet speed is still up and down like a fiddler's elbow; I'm downloading the first ep of "The Philantrophist" and it's been yoyo-ing like crazy - currently it's downloading at 145.3 kb/s, but a few minutes ago it was at 3kb/s!!! Had no intentions of downloading this til I heard Jesse L. Martin was in it, and then it got added to the To Do list!!! ([ profile] helsinkibaby , bring a USB stick over at the weekend and it's yours!!!)

Had my Performance Appraisal at work yesterday evening - considering that my CM's never actually done one before (he's been on the receiving end, but never actually ran one himself!!) it went very well, he's quite happy with my work and the way I run the office. So yay!!! And today, everyone on site had to do a re-induction course for the second phase of the project which is starting up. On one hand, we're like "Christ, we have to do this AGAIN?" but on the other hand, if they're making us do the induction they must be intending on keeping us on!!! (We're getting very good at looking on the bright side in the construction game!!!)


May. 11th, 2009 09:17 pm
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Today was a bit of a shocker on site - 3 of my foremen got called in by the General Manager (aka theColmBoss, as opposed to S, the on-site Contracts Manager) and were given a choice of either taking a temporary leave (of 13 weeks) until work picks up, or they could take redundancy and finish up this Thursday. No word on the grapevine about their decisions (I'd say they're sleeping on it) but it was a bit of a shock for a Monday (our work week runs Friday to Thursday, so no-one expects the bullets to fire on a Monday).

And tomorrow, one of the HR girls is coming out to speak to the lads about the new Stress Management Policy. Great timing - we're all staring redundancy in the face, what other way could you be but stressed????

So, in order to distract myself from the crapness of it all, I've been surfing the internet:

Another World Today has it's second episode up, plus an interview with the fabulous Linda Dano!!

It's offical, Rick Hearst is back at B&B as Whip: 

In other surprising news, Jordan and Peter Andre have announced they're seperating (LINK )  I'm kinda surprised at this, although when helsinkibaby and I saw them on Paul O'Grady a few weeks ago, he was redefining the term "hen-pecked husband"

In less surprising news, (which will mean absolutely nothing to 95% of the people reading this) RTE announced that Ryan Tubridy is going to be the new host of The Late Late Show. Again, slightly surprised, as I thought Miriam O'Callaghan was a shoo-in, but if they want to re-invigorate the LLS and bring in a younger audience, Tubridy is your man!!

Anybody got any happy news???
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Today is (or would have been) the 45th anniversary of Another World first airing on US television. It's also 10 years since it was cancelled, and last Friday May 1st was the 20th anniversary of the death of Douglass Watson (Mac Cory).

AW was the first of the US daytime soaps that I really got into, and I still miss it to this day. (I'm still incredibly bitter that Sky One took it off the air just as Ryan's ghost was about to show up, but that's a rant for another time!!) So in honour of the day that's in it, here are some of the favourite AW scenes that I've found on YouTube. (WARNING - there's a lot!!)

Doug Watson's final scene as Mac Cory: Link

Victoria Wyndham's tribute to Doug Watson, 1989 Daytime Emmy's: Link

"Ladykiller" Explosion: Link

Dean & Jenna see "Ladykiller" on the jumbotron: Link

"I wouldn't take this man as my husband if he were the last snake on earth!"  Link

Rely on Jake: Part one  Part Two

A conversation between Ryan and Frankie (I loved the friendship between these two!): Link

A Song for Jenna (I find it immensely scary that I remember the lyrics to this one!!!): Link

Ryan and Vicky's First Meeting: Link

Cass confronts Felicia about her drinking: Link

Vicky and Ryan get married in Heaven: Link

Carl tells Ryan that he's his father: Link

"I'm not your bastard son!"  : Link

Believe me when I tell you there are loads more I could add, but I do actually have to get some sleep before I go back to work tomorrow!!


Apr. 28th, 2009 08:19 pm
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Seeing as 2 of my last 3 posts were AW related, I figured I'd make myself an icon!

(If nothing else, it took my mind of the schizophrenic speed of my internet connection - one minute super fast, the next super slow!!)
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[ profile] cheapevilgirl , saw your comment on last nights post and wasn't sure if you'd seen this link or not...

It's a YouTube channel which streams eps of Another World which are now being shown on Hulu in the States. (Finding this link was very exciting for me, as Hulu doesn't work for me in Ireland, but YouTube does!!!) I believe they're picking up from where Soapnet left off.

It's a wonderful trip down memory lane-

feel like watching the fantastic cheesyness that was Ladykiller? It's there.
Frankie going to Heaven? It's there.
Carl at his deliciously evil best? It's there.
Ryan and Vicky before Grant got involved? It's there.
Dack Rambo's last ep and Mark Pinter's first? It's there.

Of course, it's also got Sam "I inexplicably want to be a country singer" Fowler, which I suppose is proof you can't have everything!!

And now I need to make an Another World icon....
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[ profile] helsinkibaby, you might be interested in this.....

It's a continuation of Another World, and you seem to be able to vote on where you want the story to go. I will be honest and say that I read it, and the squee was mighty!!!!

Why don't I have an Another World icon????

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[personal profile] helsinkibaby this one is for you!!

Ryan and Marley's first meeting - he thinks she Vicky and proceeds to royally freak her out....
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[personal profile] helsinkibaby , here are the links I was telling you about: "I wouldn't take this man if he were the last snake on earth!!!"

Part One:

Part Two:

I so need an Another World icon.....

Also, RENT clips from the 10th anniversary performance!!! I'm linking to "I'll Cover You" (watch it - it is freaking awesome! Wilson and Jesse look like they're having a blast!!)- other performances are linked at the side....

EDITED: because it really does help when you post the link to the RENT clips.....


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