Thank you for the emo-support--but as far as M/C experience, I must forbear--I only have a little bit after all--two overnight stints, about a year apart, both of which came to a crashing ruin, mostly from sleep-deprivation--well, the first one was aggravated by the fact that I had barely had the job for two months when 9/11 happened, and I literally spent two weeks doing nothing but watching endless reruns of that whole conflagration...if it wasn't so bloody esoteric, I think I could make a good case for having contracted PTSD. Every ad break was canceled, as well as all satellite feeds...in fact, I ended up putting the first ads back on the channel, during an SNL re-run. I couldn't help but notice though, that every bumper was being altered on the live feed (before it went out) to remove every passing shot of the Twin Towers from the tape that I would switch from for local spots...Talk about sanitizing something on the cheap...but that's
television today...kind of glad I'm out of it--I'd sooner stock shelves in a grocery store--something I'm actually working on, at the moment...
From: John <actingman6@...
To: Probe Control <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [probe_control] OT: Apologies and Explanations
Aside from the fact that there is not always a lot to talk about with a 41
year old one season show, the reason I have never minded OT discussions is
you never know what resources may be out there if you but ask. For
instance, I was not aware that you, Martin, had such master control
experience in television. Any time I have a stupid trivia question about
how or why things work they way they do, you're the man (don't worry...I
don't have any at the moment.) While I haven't done it yet, I am always
thinking that I will write to Geoff to ask about certain British slang that
I hear as I watch old and new British shows. From Dino you are getting
contact info to help you in your current situation
I am hoping that maybe someone out there has knowledge of this sort of
thing that can contact you and give you some help.
And some of us will be happy to come to your area with baseball bats to
resolve the issue, if necessary.
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM, martin allen <mailto:zippytkat%40yahoo.com> wrote:
> Mea Culpa:
> I plainly did not see the emoticon on Robert's letter. Dino's right, I
> am going through a bit of hell right now and I will explain--if only
> because it may illuminate a situation a lot of you may find yourself faced
> with some day. I am currently being harrassed for money by the previous
> crooked rest home my father was in this time last year. (And I'm none too
> happy with the senior management of the one he's in now). I had thought
> that, based on a conversation I had with one of their business officers in
> another city that they would have had the decency to drop it by now. Hah,
> With any luck though, things may have just changed a bit in my favor.
> This morning I got a call back from my father's secondary insurance
> carrier, Tri-Care. As I suspected, a so-called 'deal' the facility claimed
> they had struck with Tri-Care appears to be totally bogus. And, based on
> the invoice they sent me, they are giving me NO credit for monies I now
> believe were all but extorted out of me for a period of five months. I am
> going to be haunting the mailbox the next few days and see what sort of
> written confirmation I get as to what Tri-Care has actually paid this
> clip-joint. If there's as much of a discrepancy in what THEY report as I
> suspect there might be, my next long-form essay is to my local Congressman.
> (Well, I'm writing him anyway--exactly what remains to be seen). Then the
> senior Senator from this state and maybe a total media barrage. I WAS
> willing to leave well enough alone, but not anymore. You simply do not
> treat an almost 90-year
> old Veteran of WWII as some sort of cash cow. Especially a member of The
> First Marine Division. 18 islands in the Pacific Theater and he was never
> even grazed by a slug. A Portugese Man O'War, now that's a different
> Dino, I could use that VA contact info you sent me once before, so I
> don't have to trawl through my old e-mails, thanks. And I appreciate the
> Geoff, you must be looking at this and shaking your head at what a
> barbarous system we are currently stuck with and I couldn't blame you. I
> was struck by the unintended irony in the current issue of CinemaRetro
> wherein there's a capsule review/appreciation of the 1971 film, 'The
> Hospital', with George C. Scott., written by Paddy Chayevsky. I believe it
> contains a one-liner said by Scott, (much like the one in MASH), about
> "This isn't a hospital, it's an insane asylum!!"...well, the piece ends
> with a query by the writer wondering why this film isn't better known or
> shown more often. He's kidding, right? In this country it's amazing it was
> made at all--but I'm pretty damn certain it's being actively suppressed.
> And I don't care if that sticks in the NSA's craw--I have nothing to hide.
> Again, my apologies--the last thing I need to do is piss off any of you
> guys. This is one of the few groups I belong to, and I need all the friends
> I can get.
> My turn to say thanks for listening.
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