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I am using this space to create my sandbox. MarnetteD | Talk 20:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Call the Midwife finale[edit]

I am a puddle. A serious puddle. I love the way Heidi Thomas writes stories about women. --Drmargi (talk) 07:04, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree. Also Jessica will be missed. The DVD set has a making of documentary and they mention that this third season were all new stories as they had told all of Jennifer Worth's stories in season two. I don't know if that is accurate since I haven't read them - gotta put them on the list of books to acquire. MarnetteD | Talk 15:13, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

NBA international rights[edit]

I sorta, kinda understand your position about those players, however, as long as they are active, they should remain on the article, whenever we think they're good enough to be eventually signed is a moot point, I mean, none of us is the GM, it'd be pure speculation from our part and, even if they're never good enough to make an NBA roster, they're, at the very least, trade chips the team could use some day. (talk) 00:02, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your post. Sadly, those sections add nothing to a readers understanding of the teams. OTOH there are worse sections on our articles. MarnetteD | Talk 05:30, 26 May 2014 (UTC)


Hey! Guess who's back? (talk · contribs) is about as VCV as it can get. I'm wondering more and more about some of the IPs in Tampa on a few of the articles being him as well. I'll look into it. Hope all is well! Cheers :) Doc talk 03:58, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for you message D. I am doing well in spite of the spring rains trying to keep my neighborhood totally water logged. The staying power of some of these WP:NOTHERE people never ceases to bore. Conversely your vigilance in fending of their need to ruin things is more than admirable. Double cheers back atcha. !! MarnetteD | Talk 05:30, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Looks like a sock at as well. If you need a hand, ping me. Montanabw(talk) 00:57, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the note Montanabw. 82. is one of those "All my edits are great and anyone who questions them is a bully" which, of course, is reverse bullying. Also, thanks for your offer. I'll keep it in mind. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 18:18, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
I moved a conversation from my talk page to his, if you are keeping diffs: [1]. Montanabw(talk) 19:38, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Annnnddddd, Karma strikes!  :-) [2]. Montanabw(talk) 22:21, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah, some peace at last. I don't know if you dug into the IPs talk page history. There are the same style of attacks as those leveled at you directed towards me. A pain in the keister. Thanks for keeping me updated!! We can now resume normal editing - whatever that is :-) MarnetteD|Talk 23:04, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Yup, I did, which is why I popped by here.  ;-) Montanabw(talk) 19:03, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The IP sure puts a lot of energy into being insulting. If they just channeled that into reading the links that we provided. Ah well, wishful thinking is something that I am good at :-) Cheers! MarnetteD|Talk 20:05, 22 June 2014 (UTC)


BMK (talk) 21:14, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

You are most welcome. MarnetteD | Talk 21:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Welcome back James (nearly) to Wales[edit]

Hi M!
James Hook. Welcome back to the UK ... and Gloucester is almost Wales after all ... [3]. Wales has missed the brilliance he has continued to demonstrate in Perpignan for the past three years. Let's expect to see him back in the starting line-up next season.
Hope you have a great weekend. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 12:39, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Are you really in the UK? How long for? There are plenty of meetups this side of the water; I can't make London tomorrow, but will certainly be at Oxford next weekend. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:59, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I believe that it is James H that Gareth is welcoming back. I wish I was in the UK to meet either, or both, of you. If the lottery spirits would draw my six numbers (but, like all tricksters they only toy with me) I would most certainly be over for the next 6 nations tourney and in Sept 2015 to see the Rugby World Cup with you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend on Wiki and, especially, off! MarnetteD | Talk 16:45, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Here's Hooky proving he is best playing at number 10: his contribution being 14 points. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 20:46, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Great stuff. As ever thanks for keeping me in the know. I sure hope that Leigh Halfpenny heals quickly and well!!! MarnetteD | Talk 21:37, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Scotland in the UK[edit]

Hi, I would just like to point out that Scotland is actually in the UK, and therefore Scottish films are also British. Many English films on Wikipedia say that they are British, while films made in other parts of the United Kingdom are called Scottish, Welsh, or Northern Irish and seem to not be equal to English films. English is NOT synonymous with British. That means that anything English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish is British. Please can there be consistency in Wikipedia as English films are called 'British' and Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish are not. Thank you. EverythingGeography (talk) 20:46, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes I know all of this and the partisanship that goes with it. In the case of Gregory's Girl it is Scottish cast, crew, writer, director and on and on. Per WP:MOSFILM that qualifies it as Scottish. MarnetteD | Talk 20:50, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
BTW While Wikipedia, by its very nature, is not designed for consistency. You are free to try and change things at the various Manual of Styles but I have seen this go back and forth several times in my 9 years here and it has yet to be resolved to everyone's satisfaction. MarnetteD | Talk 20:54, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Citation for Blazing Saddles[edit]

Hi, I don't believe it's being disruptive to tag an alleged fact for citation (as WP policy requires). However, I'm not going to fight over it; it's just not that big a deal. Can you tell me where on the commentary/interviews Brooks mentions doing the song? I'd like to check that out. Thanks! MFNickster (talk) 21:16, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I got the nice bluray set of his films a few years ago. The original set came with a book with articles about each film. This current set doesn't seem to have that but the price is better than when I bought it. I am sorry but I don't remember exactly where the item in question was mentioned. There was also a pop up trivia track that you could turn on and it might have been there. BTW The Twelve Chairs is highly under-rated IMO and if you haven't seen it I think it would be worth your time. Cheers. MarnetteD | Talk 21:47, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Horse hockey[edit]

Why, it's Colonel Potter as I live and breathe![4] Face-smile.svg Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:35, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Glad you noticed C. I'm old enough that I remember Harry Morgan from several shows before M*A*S*H. He also performed a wonderful precursor to his Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele one-off M*A*S*H role in the film What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?. I haven't seen it on cable for years so I bought the DVD. It might be out there on the interwebs somewhere if you are interested. Cheers. MarnetteD | Talk 04:46, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I remember Steele alright. A funny episode, but maaan if it's not totally inappropriate today. :) Also, "Mule fritters!" "Buffalo biscuits!" Cyphoidbomb (talk) 05:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
👍 Like very much. Great memory! MarnetteD | Talk 05:25, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your work on the Broadchurch page! Starhunterfan (talk) 12:57, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you. It is much appreciated. Thanks to you as well for all you do here at WikiP. MarnetteD | Talk 17:43, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

R.I.P. Rik[edit]

Thanks Rik Mayall for all the manic and, later on, straightforward performances that you gave us. I know that you had more to give and I am saddened that you wont get that chance. MarnetteD | Talk 21:45, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, indeed. I first heard on our BBC Six O'Clock News (it went out at 17:00 UTC), when in about the third headline, and without any prior announcement, they played in a clip from "Sick". Straightaway I thought "Rik Mayall's died" - and so it was. Why would I think that? I've been kinda expecting it ever since his quad bike accident a few years ago; also, I could never imagine him getting old. Last thing that I saw him in was "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb". He looked younger than me - and I was 48 then. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:25, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
That was my last as well. The first was in The Black Adder episode "The Black Seal" although it would be a couple years before I realized who it was since the credit ran "Mad Gerald as himself" that still brings a smile. MarnetteD | Talk 22:47, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

WP Film in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Film for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 22:51, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Question regarding categories[edit]

Hi MarnetteD, the discussion on Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Question_regarding_categories was moved to Wikipedia_talk:Categories_for_discussion#Question_regarding_categories for more input. Cheers Mion (talk) 19:21, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Just because. Kittens purr and make you feel good.

Drmargi (talk) 20:34, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


"we dont put refs in a section header per longstanding consensus" ...are you plural? (without ..I.. -- ..yoU.. have no "WE".) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

First, new messages go at the bottom of the talk page. Second, you should sign your message by typing 4 tildes thus ~~~~. Third I mean we as in Wikipedia editors. We are a community of editors. You can learn how things are done around here here Help:Getting started and you might also try the WP:TUTORIAL. MarnetteD|Talk 22:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: A cookie for you![edit]

Thank you! Om nom nom nom. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 05:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

talk page[edit]

See day of the doctor talk page for discussion on very awkward and confusing and imo inaccurate paragraph. (talk) 10:17, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Opera Imaginaire[edit]

I think there's a film from 1993 that should have an article up. The film in question is Opera Imaginaire. It was a French-made film that was quite similar to Fantasia in every way, except the animation is set to various opera arias, such as Rigoletto or Carmen, anything like that... Visokor (talk) 17:31, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message V. The film sounds wonderful. It would make a good twin bill with the Italian film Allegro Non Troppo. Sadly, starting new articles, especially ones about films that might have limited sources in English is not my forté. I would suggest that you post this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film. In the meantime I will ping @Dr. Blofeld: and @Erik: for you as they are great at starting articles or, at the least, they may have ideas of where to go to get the article going. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

I'll have a look in about 45 minutes..♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:56, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

There you goDr. Blofeld 18:56, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Excellent work Dr B. Many thanks!! I hope this meets with your approval Visokor MarnetteD|Talk 19:00, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
It does. except the segments are in the wrong order. Tosca does indeed come last, but the others are in reverse order I have noticed... Also, it would be worth putting a plot to each segment and which parts, if any, of the opera it is based on and the animation styles used for each segment. Visokor (talk) 20:09, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
@Visokor: I've not seen the film. The source I use listed them in 1 -12 that way, feel free to put them in the correct order!♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:42, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, Dr B has created a canvas for your to improve on V :-) I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the film so there is little that I can add to the article. Sadly, a search online show it to be pricey so I won't get to add it to my collection - unless my 6 numbers ever come up. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 20:13, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
I think I meant looking for clips online. Besides, the film shows a greater variety of animation styles than Fantasia and Allegro non troppo could have had, maybe even before Fantasia 2000. Visokor (talk) 20:19, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

For any talk page watchers that are also watching the World Cup[edit]

FIFA has announced that Luis Suárez can continue to play as long as he wears the Hannibal Lector mask. Here is the emoticon for the situation :-E) MarnetteD|Talk 17:34, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Update: LS has been suspended. When asked about this third biting incident since 2010 he replied "All three tasted just like chicken".[citation needed] MarnetteD|Talk 15:42, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
book now get booked now, while you still can: [5]. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:35, 26 June 2014 (UTC) ah yes, the beautiful game deserves a beautiful dance...
That is excellent M. Ponyo, I do appreciate your tag so that we can keep this talk page up to good article standards :-) The citation is, naturally, my own warped sense of humor - heehee. It sure helped me through the events of yesterday. Oy Cheers to you both. MarnetteD|Talk 16:53, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Another good one M. I can't remember if I ever danced that one - though I am old enough to have. I did dance to this one at an Oktoberfest or two :-) Even though the beer would flow at these I never had anyone throw their shoulder at my teeth. Chomp chomp. MarnetteD|Talk 21:01, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
@Martinevans123: I just discovered the quirk of the notification system. Since I used the teeny OGOD to get here and then reply right away I completely miss your edit summaries. You had already covered the other countries when you added the Italian chicken link. Thus, my edit summary did not acknowledge that at all. So I will thank you for that one and the others now. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 21:07, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah yes, "AeroDego" beckons....Hold a chicken in the air. Stick a deckchair up your nose. [6] Martinevans123 (talk) 21:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────You really are on a roll. If I laugh anymore I'll pull a rib muscle. It was great to see Spitting Image again! MarnetteD|Talk 21:16, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Diana Serra Cary[edit]

Should Diana Serra Cary be at [[Baby Peggy Montgomery]], following the precedent of having Marie Osborne Yeats article at Baby Marie Osborne? Paul Austin (talk) 17:05, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your post. This is an interesting question. I would lean towards moving Baby Marie to Marie Osborne Yeats. Like Diana she had a career after acting under her normal name. But that is just one editors opinion and I can understand the reason for performing the move that you suggest. You might ask for more input at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography and/or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers. I'll be happy to add my input at either of these. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:40, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Judy Gold[edit]

Thanks so much for all your help, support and patience. I'm figuring this out slowly. Sorry for not being more thorough in my Wiki-research! Laurenhennessy (talk) 04:49, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your message Laurenhennessy. No worries at all. There are lots of things to learn as you continue to edit here but there are also lots of place that you can go to get help. I am glad that somebody added a link to the WP:TEAROOM as that is one of those places!! Cheers to you and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 04:57, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Stray Dog[edit]

[7] :-) Nice one, gets a top 100 rating for me. Had some terrific moments in it which would have given it an even higher rating but overall seems right. I loved the lying in the field and groaning at the end, reminded me actually of the ending of Ashes and Diamonds where he is shot and struggles over the builder's site to his death.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:22, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm glad you enjoyed it Dr. Blofeld! Good catch on the AandD shot. I hadn't thought of that before. Some viewers (and critics) are put off by the long sequence early on where he roams through Tokyo but I find it a fascinating look at the city just four years after the wars end. It is just the third film that Kurosawa and Mifune made together and that makes it a nice bookend with High and Low (1963 film), their penultimate collaboration. Thanks, so much, for taking the time to let me know your reaction. MarnetteD|Talk 15:12, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Me too, yeah, I always like seeing footage of city life in such a period.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:41, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Already reported automatically by ClueBot. See [8] TLA 3x ♭ 04:24, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know @The Last Arietta: and for the work you are doing in fighting the troll. Those bots are always faster than I am :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 04:27, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Recommendation for my talk page watchers[edit]

Hello all. I spent part of this weekend watching 37 Days (TV series). Made as part of the centenary coverage of the beginning of WWI the cast is top notch and the performances were excellent. I am sure that some of the details have been altered for dramatic purposes but they are well presented and I learned a few things that I hadn't known before and that always increases my enjoyment of a series. Now this aired back in March in the UK so some of you will have already seen it. To my knowledge it hasn't aired in the US and I am not sure where it might be presented. PBS us one possibility and BBC America is another. PBS would be preferable as commercials would ruin the flow. You might also be able to find it online somewhere. I think that you will find that it is worth your time to watch it. Cheers to all. MarnetteD|Talk 22:06, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

@Beyond My Ken: It might be a coincidence that you have been editing film articles set during WWI recently but that might add to your interest in this series if you can find it. MarnetteD|Talk 22:06, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
@Bzuk: I don't know think you have this page on your watchlist so I thought I'd ping you to make you aware of this series. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 22:10, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Chicago sock[edit]

Quack, quack?

Aussie Legend and I were after this turkey back in the day. (Turkey-duck, all we need is a chicken!) What do you think? --Drmargi (talk) 00:29, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

They have clearly edited here before and my magic eight ball says "highly likely" so I say good memory Drmargi. If only DoRD could remember where the IPs geolocated to that could cinch it, but it is more that a year and a half ago that the last report was filed and closed. The History Detectives (on PBS) have a show looking into Glenn Miller's disappearance later tonight - should be interesting. Cheers from the CSI offices at Pine, Colorado :-) MarnetteD|Talk 01:02, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
I dealt with one that geolocated to St. Louis, but I think that was all IP's. I need to do a bit of homework, then we can file and SPI. I'm also looking for a key identifier I don't see yet, but it's mentioned in earlier SPI reports. Regardless, they've reached the block threshold. Oh, and have you see this? --Drmargi (talk) 02:09, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I saw it. In my experience WikiP is lenient with what is allowed in userspace :-( You may have already seen it but if not be aware of this edit where the IP (who is obviously the same person as CSIFan IMO) tries to put ascribe its edit to someone else. Ack to quote Bill the Cat. MarnetteD|Talk 02:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Where they signed TVFan? Merciful heavens, how stupid do they think we are? --Drmargi (talk) 06:51, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Thought for the Day[edit]

Today is Courtney Love's 50th birthday. I wonder who is more surprised that she is celebrating it - her or us?!? Many happy returns CL MarnetteD|Talk 16:22, 9 July 2014 (UTC)