#1 2013-05-17 15:08:44

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#2 2013-05-17 15:11:55

Good idea!

On a separate note my father took us to a Harlem Globetrotters game one year in Omaha, great seats also.  Maybe the old man wasn't so bad after all.

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#3 2013-05-17 18:44:25

Emmeran wrote:

Good idea!

On a separate note my father took us to a Harlem Globetrotters game one year in Omaha, great seats also.  Maybe the old man wasn't so bad after all.

All the Globetrotters we used to watch on Wide World of Sports are either extremely old or dead.

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#5 2013-06-06 21:57:55

Fucking Hannibal, y'all.

(I know the premise and the promotions make it look like ass; and I know it's on a fucking mainstream network; but seriously, you will be blown away by this thing.  I have never seen TV like it.)

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#6 2013-06-06 22:22:16

George Orr wrote:

TV

Enough said

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#7 2013-06-06 22:47:45

Emmeran wrote:

George Orr wrote:

TV

Enough said

Shut up, snob.

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#8 2013-06-06 23:38:10

Emmeran wrote:

George Orr wrote:

TV

Enough said

It bothers me when people disparage television as a medium, because that's all it is.  It's the content that counts.  Granted 95% of "TV" is crap, but so are 95% of theatrical releases and probably 99% of all pen put to paper.

I've been keeping up with Game of Thrones, The Borgias and the Houses of both Cards and Lies.  I think GOT is probably the best thing on television right now.  It led to me read GRR Martin's 5 books (twice).  As a SciFan reader I can't believe I missed them.  I'm really hoping George lives long enough to write Winds of Winter and the final book.  He fat and old and it took him 7 years to write the fifth one.  WRITE GEORGE, WRITE!

House of Cards is being filmed locally which is the large part of my interest.  I like watching people I know in the background.  I keep hoping I'll catch a certain local featured in a puckerstar scene. 

Deadwood, Rome, Firefly, Mitchell and Webb, Blackadder... there's been a lot of great content on television.

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#9 2013-06-07 02:45:31

She is quite right, since I've cut the cable I've become a snob about it.  That being said I still think it was one of the smartest things we've done...

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#10 2013-06-07 04:00:54

Emmeran wrote:

She is quite right, since I've cut the cable I've become a snob about it.  That being said I still think it was one of the smartest things we've done...

Preaching to the choir, dude.

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#11 2013-07-10 06:15:04

Just watched this documentary from across the water. Seems the best only come from there now.
BBC Imagine- McCullin (2013)
Documentary portrait of legendary British war photographer and photojournalist Don McCullin. Told through a series of searingly honest and often graphic interviews, McCullin recounts a life lived in the theatre of war - from his first assignment with the violent teenage gangs on his home turf of Finsbury Park, to capturing international conflicts of the past 50 years. The film lays bare McCullin's disgust for the destruction of human life, juxtaposed with the adrenaline rush of a life spent under enemy fire.

Link to torrent

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#12 2013-07-10 07:23:40

nfidelbastard wrote:

Just watched this documentary from across the water. Seems the best only come from there now.
BBC Imagine- McCullin (2013)

Link to torrent

Thank you!

Link to Usenet

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#13 2013-07-10 07:37:36

choad wrote:

nfidelbastard wrote:

Just watched this documentary from across the water. Seems the best only come from there now.
BBC Imagine- McCullin (2013)

Link to torrent

Thank you!

Link to Usenet

You're welcome. This place- The MV Group lists hundreds of documentaries. You may have to register once but they're safe. May be a hat as I probably found the link on HighStreet or Cruel.

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#14 2013-07-10 12:00:56

nfidelbastard wrote:

choad wrote:

nfidelbastard wrote:

Just watched this documentary from across the water. Seems the best only come from there now.
BBC Imagine- McCullin (2013)

Link to torrent

Thank you!

Link to Usenet

You're welcome. This place- The MV Group lists hundreds of documentaries. You may have to register once but they're safe. May be a hat as I probably found the link on HighStreet or Cruel.

Thanks for the link.  I will check it out sometime.  I am looking for a decent nzb search site since SAB shut down.  Any suggestions?

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#15 2013-07-10 12:04:36

nfidelbastard wrote:

The MV Group lists hundreds of documentaries. You may have to register once but they're safe. May be a hat as I probably found the link on HighStreet or Cruel.

MVGroup distributed about half the documentaries I've seen over the last 10 years.

Here's a standout worth rewatching. 2003: Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History

Also check out... http://binsearch.info/

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#16 2013-07-10 12:43:07

Watched:

Game of Thrones
Borgias
The Tudors
House of Cards

All awesome

Currently:

Under the Dome (the new TV series).

So far so good, somewhat like the book.

Couldn't get in to:

Downton Abbey

Tried 3 episodes...snore.

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#17 2013-07-10 17:50:53

Still watching TV? Here's your big chance to sniff Honey Boo Boo! Enjoy the cream of televised entertainment with my compliments!

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#18 2013-08-09 09:02:18


Lone Gunmen March 4, 2001 PILOT EPISODE

Me, bored? You think?

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#19 2013-08-09 18:18:47

choad wrote:


Lone Gunmen March 4, 2001 PILOT EPISODE

Me, bored? You think?

It had it's moments.

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#20 2013-08-09 19:22:57

You think you have it bad? I'm so bored I watched an episode of Ink Master.

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#21 2013-08-10 16:07:18

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TOMORROW NIGHT, Y'ALL.

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#22 2013-08-10 21:43:33

Can't afford to go above expanded basic, so all I watch are:
1. SVU (yes, that includes marathons)
2. CSI
3. Braves' baseball.

I'm starting to jones for college football.

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#23 2013-09-17 11:02:14

Dunno how I missed this.

BBC: Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (2007 )

IMDB Rating: 9.0

on usenet...

edit: One hour of material padded by preening academics ad libbing marketing commentary over ten one-hour episodes.

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#24 2013-09-17 16:51:08

George Orr wrote:

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TOMORROW NIGHT, Y'ALL.

The fact that he looks exactly like me slightly disturbs me.

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#25 2013-09-17 20:33:35

Tall Paul wrote:

You think you have it bad? I'm so bored I watched an episode of Ink Master.

I was sick recently so got to watch daytime TV for the first time in a decade or two. I realized things have changed when I was watching "North Woods Cops" (Which is about game wardens, not cops) and they run down a guy for trespassing on his neighbors field with his ATV (exciting!) and when they roll up to his house he has 40 pot plants growing out back. After checking his "Maine Medical Provider" paperwork they wrote him a warning for trespass and went on their way.

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#26 2013-09-18 19:56:33



CAN'T.  WAIT.

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#27 2013-09-19 23:30:25

Didn't know that was coming back on. Thanks for the bump.

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#29 2013-09-21 05:44:24

nfidelbastard wrote:

Oxyana- http://vimeo.com/ondemand/oxyana

I'm a charter member of a barefoot and beltless tribe myself but Oceana looks and sounds like creeping purgatory to me.

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#30 2013-09-21 08:44:22

choad wrote:

nfidelbastard wrote:

Oxyana- http://vimeo.com/ondemand/oxyana

I'm a charter member of a barefoot and beltless tribe myself but Oceana looks and sounds like creeping purgatory to me.

It's interesting and has some great music. And it's depressing as hell. But yeah, the problem has spread way beyond places like Oceana, WV. Here in the foothills of NC it seems every redneck is abusing, if not hooked on Oxy or its
equivalents.

I once got some understanding by watching Harlan County, USA the day before viewing The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. Those people have been fucked forever.
One the other hand, maybe this stuff comes in waves. I remember plenty of documentaries in the 70s about heroin addicts. But then again, heroin never had the backing of the pharmaceutical companies.

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#31 2013-09-21 12:44:38

nfidelbastard wrote:

I once got some understanding by watching Harlan County, USA the day before viewing The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. Those people have been fucked forever.

Yayup, the white niggers of Appalachia have been an under-our noses shame for literally centuries.  Nobody in history has ever given a shit about these people.  They have lived without hope for generations, and it doesn't seem that many even know what hope feels like. 

The parallels with what most whites would call "ghetto culture" in urban poor populations are obvious...and depressing.

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#32 2013-09-21 12:47:36

...but let's get back on topic!

The Hollow Crown, PBS



First episode aired last night, and was eye- and ear-candy.

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#33 2013-09-21 14:28:35

George Orr wrote:

They have lived without hope for generations, and it doesn't seem that many even know what hope feels like.

Not a happy story but nfidel's right. It's well done and worth watching, if only for its film score, pastoral scenery and the priceless peek into our shiny future after Wall Street finishes selling away our birthright.

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#34 2013-09-21 18:22:53

choad wrote:

George Orr wrote:

They have lived without hope for generations, and it doesn't seem that many even know what hope feels like.

Not a happy story but nfidel's right. It's well done and worth watching, if only for its film score, pastoral scenery and the priceless peek into our shiny future after Wall Street finishes selling away our birthright.

Government starts at the local level.  These people are first, and foremost, fucked by their own state government.

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#35 2013-10-02 01:52:27

Terms and Conditions May Apply 2013

Must See TeeVee. You'll never again misunderstand the method and madness behind that grip on your privates.

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#36 2013-11-17 10:37:44

Bryan Cranston is such a mensch.

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#37 2013-12-15 13:48:30

It was a sucky year in film, seemed to me, but these three were worthy for different reasons. Most of the short listed oscar nominees are still inaccessible.

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#38 2013-12-16 07:36:27

nfidelbastard wrote:

Oxyana- http://vimeo.com/ondemand/oxyana

It's like one day the film makers in Hollywood and New York woke up and realized that real people lived east of LA and west of Amsterdam Ave.

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#39 2013-12-16 12:48:42

Tell me the romance isn't dead down in the hollows.

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#40 2013-12-22 16:55:14

Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal

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This is the weirdest and most fascinating TV I have ever seen in my life.  I cannot fucking wait.

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#41 2013-12-23 06:39:36

Sorry about the lateness, but yesterday Sundance ran the entire season of The Returned.
People return from the dead expecting to pickup their life where they left off, and then things get complicated.

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Sundance says they are not going to rerun it again, but torrents abound. You can download all eight hours in under an hour. Ain't the Internet grand?

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#42 2013-12-29 23:51:07

Fucking Sons of Anarchy pissed me off again, someone please take me away from this lame plot line biker soap opera.

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#43 2013-12-30 07:36:49

Emmeran wrote:

Fucking Sons of Anarchy pissed me off again, someone please take me away from this lame plot line biker soap opera.

I never got into SofA but I'm hearing that complaint a lot.  Since I never watched it, I don't know if the similarities are just image; but Justified is a terrific show about tough men and tough women who do bad, bad things and shoot each other a lot.  The dialogue is usually A-1 and all the talent is having a blast.  You might enjoy it more than Sons.

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#44 2013-12-30 08:01:33

I'll give it a look if it's on Netflix or Xbox. SofA just has too many lame ass plot holes, somebody needs to shoot the writers.

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#47 2014-01-09 02:57:13

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Sherlock Holmes, 1891.
The Strand Magazine.


sherlock s03e01
sherlock s03e02
sherlock s03e03

edit: Meh. I miss Hugh Laurie, a lead who makes other performers shine.

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#48 2014-01-09 08:51:14

choad wrote:

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Sherlock Holmes, 1891.
The Strand Magazine.


sherlock s03e01
sherlock s03e02
sherlock s03e03

edit: Meh. I miss Hugh Laurie, a lead who makes other performers shine.

So do I, but I don't miss Steven Fry as Mycroft in the least. Hugh should save himself for a biopic about Van Gogh.

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#50 2014-01-12 04:01:01

Unreserved praise for these two. Get 'em while they're hot.

All Is Lost 2013

Dallas Buyers Club 2013

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#51 2014-01-13 02:05:27

Looks like Matthew McConaughey, the lead in Dallas Buyers Club, is having a good year, with strong performances in The Wolf of Wall Street and HBO's True Detective, which premiered last night.

I could watch Woody Harrelson tie his shoes for a hour.

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#52 2014-01-13 13:19:54

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Tell me the romance isn't dead down in the hollows.

I got lung cancer just watching that video.

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#53 2014-01-19 18:15:38



I guess we're watching "Slap Shot" tonight.

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#54 2014-02-02 10:06:01

I had planned to read the book but never got around to it. The PBS treatment of the subject was very interesting and has
a lot of input from the author.

The Poisoner's Handbook

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#55 2014-02-02 18:17:49

Delightful and brilliant. Thank you nfidel.

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#56 2014-02-03 12:58:40

If I couldn't put my hands on the ingredients to kill at least 100 people at least 20 different ways while standing at my garage workbench, I'm not trying very hard.

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#57 2014-02-03 13:05:09

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If I couldn't put my hands on the ingredients to kill at least 100 people at least 20 different ways while standing at my garage workbench, I'm not trying very hard.

And your inlaws didn't make the cut?

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#58 2014-02-03 16:43:36

choad wrote:

GooberMcNutly wrote:

If I couldn't put my hands on the ingredients to kill at least 100 people at least 20 different ways while standing at my garage workbench, I'm not trying very hard.

And your inlaws didn't make the cut?

They live in Central PA, so coal-smoke based cancers and icy roads are already doing a great job of pruning that side of the family tree. Only my FIL has lived past 65.

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#59 2014-02-06 00:36:42



Nebraska

Also good, especially if you're thoroughly shitfaced...

August-Osage County

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#60 2014-02-12 13:45:46

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#61 2014-03-06 12:18:06

Looks like we're watching Hot Fuzz again tonight.

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#62 2014-03-12 08:02:51

I snuck in the back door of a movie the-ater to see this and now know I watched exactly 13 and a half minutes before leaving.

Night of the Living Dead, full film, 1968

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#63 2014-03-12 12:15:26

George Orr wrote:

Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal

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This is the weirdest and most fascinating TV I have ever seen in my life.  I cannot fucking wait.

Really, it must be said that if you aren't watching this and coercing everyone you know into watching it you are doing a disservice to television audiences everywhere.  The first season is available for free on Amazon Prime so catch up if you aren't up to speed.

And you'll never stop repeating, I CANNOT believe this is on NETWORK TV.

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#64 2014-03-13 02:08:35

Scotty wrote:

And you'll never stop repeating, I CANNOT believe this is on NETWORK TV.

I CANNOT believe so much of this plot and dialog dreck is CANNIBALIZED from competing dramas. I'm referring here as much to the acclaimed 'True Detective' series as this one.

Won't anyone ever get another original idea?

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#65 2014-03-14 03:54:51

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