#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.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/LesRevenantsTitleCard.jpg
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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

http://high-street.org/sidepic/sherlockholmes.1891.strand.png
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:

http://high-street.org/sidepic/sherlockholmes.1891.strand.png
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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