"I think your idea is crazy and dumb. Sounds like something I would do. List-making is obsessive-compulsive behavior, much the same as hoarding. I've been trying to simplify my life lately and stop collecting so much stuff. At least with…"
"I'm not going to defend Netflix. It's a business, and their model seems to be working for them. I hate to see Blockbuster suffering because competition is always good, especially for the consumer. I receive most of my new releases soon…"
I discovered a new social network at Thoughts.com. As much as I love Netflix and the people I've met here, the site's always been a little glitchy on my computer, frequently freezing up on me or kicking me off. I don't seem to have that problem on the other site, which seems more blog-friendly as well.
I haven't made a blog entry in about nine months. I doubt anyone's missed it. Everyone blogs these days. Everyone's on Facebook except me (and I don't want to be, even though the chairwoman of my class reunion committee keeps sending e-mails asking me to join). And most blogs, including this one, are self-indugent and full-of-crap.
However, I've missed writing it. I was active on the community for a while and logged on almost daily. I didn't live on it like some people seem to, but I… Continue
If you read this and you are one of my Friends or Faves on Netflix, I am asking for your help.
I currently have a reviewer ranking of 34, and it hovers around that point each week. My goal was to break into the top 100, and I'm satisfied with the achievement. But it saddens me when I read notes from others begging for "Helpfuls" or the near suicidal rants about people who click on "Not Helpfuls."
First of all, I don't feel that Kevin Smith needs an apologist of any kind. He has been very successful in his chosen career. He has been very fortunate---or "lucky" as the envious prefer---but he has manufactured a lot of his good fortune through persistence and talent.
His first film, Clerks, was shot on a shoestring budget on b&w stock because it was cheaper. Smith wrote the screenplay, directed and played Silent Bob in the movie. The story of how this film was shot and… Continue
Lately, as a lark, I began posting one-sentence spoilers in a discussion thread denouncing reviewers who use "spoilers" in their reviews. Okay, admittedly not nice, but fun, and I've been careful not to use any current movies. Although I was surprised that one community member didn't want to know which movie "Rosebud was the name of his sled" referred to.
Really, is this person ever going to watch Citizen Kane? I think not.
Another member posted "Soylent Green is people,"… Continue
It was, yes. In 2006 Anheiser-Busch purchased Rolling Rock beer and moved the production to their NJ plant. That same plant still makes beer, though, under a different name. Everyone seems to know Latrobe for something different. That was the first time someone remembered it for the beer plant.
"Wireless G has more than enough bandwidth for you to watch NF HD on your tv while streaming porn on 4 different computers. I use the free wireless G router I got from Verizon several years ago. It takes me less than 10 minutes to…"
"So get a decent router Currently using a Netgear N600 (I've had bad equipment with Linksys) that has both 2.4 Ghz (G) and 5 Ghz(N) cause my old printers, etc use the G and the newest stuff uses the N. When I was using NF IW I used…"
"Yeah, I know your pain. I wear them too and have since the second grade. I'd actually thought of getting lasik surgery, but haven't taken the plunge yet. Even so, I never go to 3-D showings. I did with Avatar, but…"
"Perhaps there should be a tech talk thread on this lil' site, what with the Ghostery and Adblock posting, but I was wondering if you streamed movies? Currently I'm just doing physical disc only, but was looking at WiFi routers…"
"You guys are lucky. Happened to me a lot. Plus shattered discs (jingle, jingle.) Even one where the back side was spray painted black! Once I got somebody's download of the same movie! Got plenty of discs that had…"
"I hate 3D and wear glasses (can't use contacts), so 3D is difficult for me - I have to hold the 3D glasses just so with both hands the entire film - and I don't think it's very convincing. (More than triple legally blind - off…"