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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/23/2017 1:59:09 PM
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Congrats!
Congrats, @vnewman and @elizabethv! Well earned; good references.  And thanks, Mike!

FWIW, I'd also like to give a shoutout to @akwriter for this quality entry: "I'm sorry guys, but that sounds like an HR issue." I LOL'ed (L'edOL?).

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Michelle
Michelle
6/23/2017 2:54:57 PM
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Re: Congrats!
Congratulations on another win for you as well :) We had a lot of great entries this round.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/23/2017 5:45:33 PM
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Re: Congrats!
Thanks, Michelle! :) Yeah, this one attracted TONS of entries. I guess people have a lot to say about appliances!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/24/2017 9:34:58 AM
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You Down With IoT?
Saw Glengarry Glenn Ross on Broadway. Guess I don't remember the "coffee for closers" line. I do remember a lot of dropping of the "F-bomb." Congratulations to elizabethv on her second-place win of this caption contest!

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/24/2017 2:02:36 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
@srufolo: You wouldn't remember the line because you wouldn't have ever heard it if you didn't see the movie. It's only in the film adaptation of the play. The entire scene that that line is in does not exist in the original stage play and was written specifically for the film. Ditto for Alec Baldwin's character.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/24/2017 5:17:36 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
These entries were much more creative then mine. 

To the winner the spoils! 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/26/2017 3:27:07 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
@Joe Stanganelli I saw the play first. I can barely remember the play now it was so long ago. I think Joe Mantegna was in it. When the movie came out, I watched but never the entire thing because it didn't compare with the play. I like the line though: "Coffee is for closers." A good one.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/26/2017 4:03:33 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
@srufolo: Yeah, stuff got added and taken out for the movie. I was particularly peeved that they cut the ending. (For those who have only seen the movie -- in the play, there is a little bit extra that occurs with Roma and Williamson that takes place after where the movie ends). And showing Levine's phone calls was just unnecessary, IMHO.

I too saw the play first -- albeit a relatively mediocre amateur production thereof instead of on Broadway. Still, it was good, and enjoyable.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/26/2017 4:22:07 PM
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@Joe Stanganelli  I was lucky to have even seen it on Broadway since it showed for less than a year. I recall my sister insisting I go see it with her and my brother-in-law. It was a small theatre, and we ran into Sally Struthers at the ticket booth. We said hello, but she was snobby.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
6/26/2017 4:52:00 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
Congrats to all as I continue to be blown away by the creativity you all express.  Nicely Done as I join @Ariella's congratulationary message to all!!

I wonder what's on for next month.

 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/26/2017 5:19:32 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
I've seen the movie, but I think seeing the play live action is much better.

This is something I have noticed about turning plays into movies. It's tough to make the transition. Take Fences for example. It's a good movie but misses a lot of action-type scenes because it is adapted from a play. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/27/2017 9:18:57 AM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
@dcawrey: There are good examples of movie adaptations of plays that do work -- using the medium of film to heighten rather than merely translate the action.

A great example of this, in my mind, is the film adaptation of Chicago.

I also have found that the film adaptations of other Mamet plays, beyond Glengarry Glen Ross, are generally quite well done; American Buffalo (of which Mamet directed the film adaptation himself) particularly comes to mind.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/27/2017 3:28:36 PM
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@Joe Stanganelli You know what, I haven't seen Chicago. Thanks for the tip. 

It does make me think of Rent and how that was done in a more complex style. However, don't they do this with all musicals?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/27/2017 4:13:40 PM
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@dcawrey: Honestly, I can't speak to this very well because I haven't seen much for modern film stage-musical adaptations. Didn't see Rent. Haven't seen the Les Mis film. Oh, well. What are your thoughts there?

In any case, having seen a lot of film adaptations of musicals from the more "golden" era, it seems to me that most of these film adaptations are good but don't do much (if anything) to properly and fully leverage the medium of film to heighten the story in a way that simply can't be done on stage.

A notable exception to this, kind of, IMHO: The 1962 film adaptation of The Music Man.

(The 1963 film adaptation of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying also did a pretty good job with this too -- but they changed and cut a lot of stuff, to my chagrin.)

But if you watch, say, the film adaptation of Oklahoma!, it's pretty much just a poor-man's film substitute for seeing it on stage. Ditto for, say, Guys and Dolls, IMHO.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/27/2017 4:31:36 PM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
@JoeStanganelli, very true that the "live" performance gets lost in many film adaptations. 

It will be interesting to see how well they do with the film version of Hamilton?

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/26/2017 6:51:43 AM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
Thanks Mike and everyone else! :-) 

 

Well played vnewman and Joe. 

Lots of fun coming up with captions, and reading through others. As always. 

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Ariella
Ariella
6/26/2017 10:35:57 AM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
Congrats to all the winners!

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Ariella
Ariella
6/26/2017 10:35:57 AM
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Re: You Down With IoT?
Congrats to all the winners!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/27/2017 1:36:47 PM
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Winners
Congratulations to the winners !!!

Thanks to the rest all creative minds that provided comments. I surely enjoyed reading them all.

Looking forward for the next one.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/27/2017 4:29:35 PM
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@ms.akkineni, I second your applause!  What great minds we are connected to - with creative thoughts.

Interesting notes by Mike that these are old applications applied to IoT.  I wonder how long it will take for us to learn new ways of thinking?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/28/2017 7:09:11 PM
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@DHagar:

We all are really privileged to have this exchange through these forums.

As you mentioned, Mike's comment sounded pretty interresting. I can't wait to get to know about new ways of thinking.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/28/2017 7:14:33 PM
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@ms.akkineni - thanks!  It IS about learning and there is no limit to what we can learn and continue learning.  There is no ending point just continually development and discovery.  That is what is great about our Telco Transformation forum.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/28/2017 7:34:18 PM
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@DHagar:

Well stated, learning is a continuous process and we are up for it. Undoubtedly Telco Forum is heping us a great deal to get up to speed with various aspects.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2017 8:07:33 PM
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@ms.akkineni, very true.  Knowledge is what we don't know - so we can all learn together!

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dlr5288
dlr5288
7/31/2017 6:55:37 PM
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Re: Winners
Learning just like technology is an on going process!

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vnewman
vnewman
7/5/2017 3:57:35 PM
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I had no idea!!!
I just returned from a very long, mostly off-the-grid vacation and returned to this lovely surprise!  Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you all again in community!!!!

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
7/5/2017 5:19:22 PM
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Re: I had no idea!!!
Congrats again, @vnewman!

Just think: If only where you were staying had smart appliances, they might have been able to let you know that you had won. ;)

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batye
batye
7/5/2017 5:28:14 PM
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Congrats
Congrats to the winners :) congrats :) 

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