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August 9th, 2011


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08:57 am
With forestcats out for the evening at a quilt club meeting, I spent my time while awaiting her plowing through the Netflix streaming list, trying to watch things I was certain she would be disinterested in. Apparently, in most of those cases, so was I.

I first put on Repo Man. I tolerated it for 8:22, and then dumped it.

Then, Natural Born Killers. 7:32, then off.

Next, Hebrew Hammer. I was eating leftover waterfowl, and my hands were covered in duck fat, so I let it run almost twelve minutes until I dumped that, too.

Oy.

Finally, I put on Harry Brown. After watching it, I was bemused by the synchronicity of watching it just now, with the riots in England. I thought that it handled the vigilante picture in a new and interesting way.

Then, I put on an episode of Top Gear, and they finished the show with Jeremy driving a small agile SUV in the English countryside, painted like a fox, dragging a lure with fox aroma on it, and being chased by hunting dogs and riders on horseback. It was brilliantly shot, and I kept it queued up to show forestcats. Terrific!

And so the week continues...
Current Mood: chipperchipper

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From:twilyght
Date:August 9th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
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You know, I just don't fine much that I want to watch streaming on Netflix. So, I think when it come to it, I'm changing my account to disc only.

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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
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What it's especially useful for, for us, is television series that we can watch in big gulps. Presently, I've stopped commenting on them, but IIRC, the recent series that we're following are:

ST:V
Doc Martin
That 70s Show
Top Gear
Future Weapons
Doctor Who
Dogtown
Enterprise
Eureka
Twin Peaks
Pawn Stars
American Pickers
Ramsay's Best Restaurant
Gordon's Great Escape


Several of those we've yet to start, but they're available. It's also good for things like comedy specials and documentaries.

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From:erich_schneider
Date:August 9th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Was that Repo Man, the movie from the early '80s starring Emilio Estevez, or Repo Men, the movie about organ harvesting from last year?

The former is one of my favorite movies, because of its absurdist humor. Plus it's very much an "L.A. movie".
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
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No offense, but it was the former. I clearly wasn't in the proper frame of mind to enjoy it.

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From:sekl
Date:August 9th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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That is one of my favorite episodes of Top Gear. Glad you got to enjoy it.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad I could show it to her. It was a blast!
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From:margi_lynn
Date:August 9th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
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That is such a good episode of Top Gear.

Speaking of Netflix, I guess I will just have to pay more soon: we get lots of disks out that aren't on streaming and at this point, I really couldn't tolerate not having streaming because of Star Trek and Top Gear.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.

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From:forestcats
Date:August 9th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing the Top Gear and getting those other films off the que without my being around.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 10th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
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No problem.
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