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Offline HondoKillebrew

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« Reply #2300: March 14, 2024, 05:57:48 PM »
he’s 83.

Seems to me that he’s been a bit screwy for a while now.

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« Reply #2301: March 15, 2024, 12:16:49 PM »
Masters of the Air is now available on Apple+

Just finished it. Really well done series.


For anyone with Netflix, the Gentlemen is great

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« Reply #2302: March 20, 2024, 12:14:20 PM »
John Oliver spending about 30 minutes on Chuck E. Cheese is about the funniest thing I've seen in recent memory.


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« Reply #2303: March 20, 2024, 01:24:38 PM »
John Oliver spending about 30 minutes on Chuck E. Cheese is about the funniest thing I've seen in recent memory.



Okay, well that was freaking hilarious

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« Reply #2304: March 20, 2024, 01:43:03 PM »
Okay, well that was freaking hilarious
I was literally crying from laughter during parts of it.

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« Reply #2305: March 20, 2024, 01:47:13 PM »
The chuckle cheese movie part was amazing.

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« Reply #2306: March 26, 2024, 12:51:29 PM »
Just finished watching the sixth episode of the Shogun mini-series and it's really, really good.  Streams on Hulu and I think is broadcast on FX.

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« Reply #2307: March 26, 2024, 01:12:58 PM »
Just finished watching the sixth episode of the Shogun mini-series and it's really, really good.  Streams on Hulu and I think is broadcast on FX.

If tried watching it on FX. Gave up because of the commercials

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« Reply #2308: April 08, 2024, 06:12:03 PM »
Taken a few days to catch-up but, as ever, I recommend the latest 'American Experience' film - 'The Cancer Detectives'. It looks at the development, and adoption, of the smear test, for cervical cancer, in the US. It's a short-form (50 minutes), so not too demanding of your time.

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« Reply #2309: April 08, 2024, 06:20:44 PM »
Watched the Steve Martin documentary on Apple a few days ago. Honestly, I thought it was kind of dull, possibly because Steve Martin is a pretty boring guy off stage. No drama, drug issues, #metoo, or anything like that. The documentary just seemed to gloss over much of his career, especially his books and plays.

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« Reply #2310: April 10, 2024, 10:48:52 PM »
Anyone ever watch Resident Alien?  I started watching season one on Peaccok.  It’s hilarious.  Three seasons I believe.

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« Reply #2311: April 14, 2024, 10:28:50 PM »
Anyone ever watch Resident Alien?  I started watching season one on Peaccok.  It’s hilarious.  Three seasons I believe.
There’s a Nats reference in season 2. 

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« Reply #2312: April 14, 2024, 10:38:49 PM »
This Billy Joel show is snippets of the concert in a barrage of commercials. He sounds great though.

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« Reply #2313: April 16, 2024, 11:25:28 PM »
Hilarious skit from SNL this past weekend:


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« Reply #2314: April 24, 2024, 07:32:21 AM »
I recommend the latest 'American Experience' film - 'Poisoned Ground - The Tragedy At Love Canal', which examines the history of chemicals dumping, in the US. It's an excellent exposition of the interplay between environmental, scientific, academic, social, economic and political forces. Well worth your time.

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« Reply #2315: April 24, 2024, 08:37:03 AM »
I recommend the latest 'American Experience' film - 'Poisoned Ground - The Tragedy At Love Canal', which examines the history of chemicals dumping, in the US. It's an excellent exposition of the interplay between environmental, scientific, academic, social, economic and political forces. Well worth your time.
My Dad worked up around niagara Falls at the start of WWII. He worked for a defense contractor who was setting up TNT plants around the country. I'm not sure if they were a responsible party for Love Canal, but it would not surprise me (I don't know the history of the Hooker Chemical plant). He was a supervisor for a production line on one of the shifts. There were multiple shifts on the line, plus maintenance periods. During a night time shift, another supervisor on his line had a maintenance worker go into clean an area using trichloroethylene. It was cold, so the worker closed the window that supplied ventilation. The guy was overcome by the fumes and froze to death overnight.

My Dad went on to work in the semiconductor manufacturing industry after the war, but he always remembered the danger of TCE. He always used alcohol as his cleaning solvent in his lines because of this incident. The upshot of that was he never was hit with a fine or clean up liability later due to their businesses and their discharges. Green chemistry / pollution prevention before the terms were even conceived.

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« Reply #2316: April 24, 2024, 05:42:27 PM »
You'd certainly get a lot from this film, then, if you haven't already watched it. It deals with a scenario which always makes for a great AE - everyone, at the time, thinks they're ahead, but no-one actually comes out unscathed...

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« Reply #2317: April 30, 2024, 11:36:42 PM »
Just started watching The Bear on Hulu. I don't understand why it is considered a comedy, but it is very good.

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« Reply #2318: May 01, 2024, 10:43:56 AM »
Last night I watched the first episode of Severance on Apple TV+. My cousin and her husband recommended it; the show was largely filmed in Monmouth County, New Jersey, which happens to be where they live. Not sure what I think so far other than the the show is exceptionally creepy. The premise is that a corporation performs a type of surgery on its workers to "sever" their work memories and their personal-life memories. While they're at work, they don't remember anything about their personal lives; while they're outside the workplace, they remember nothing about work.

I'll certainly watch at least the next episode before deciding whether to continue.

The set where the protagonist and his three colleagues sit to do their work at four desks in very close proximity reminded me of the workplace set in the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy starring Alec Guinness, aside from the overall room in Severance being far more stark and depressing.

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« Reply #2319: May 01, 2024, 03:41:22 PM »
Perhaps not coincidentally where Bell Labs was situated
Last night I watched the first episode of Severance on Apple TV+. My cousin and her husband recommended it; the show was largely filmed in Monmouth County, New Jersey, which happens to be where they live. Not sure what I think so far other than the the show is exceptionally creepy. The premise is that a corporation performs a type of surgery on its workers to "sever" their work memories and their personal-life memories. While they're at work, they don't remember anything about their personal lives; while they're outside the workplace, they remember nothing about work.

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« Reply #2320: May 01, 2024, 04:18:24 PM »
i watched a couple of episodes of severance and couldn't get into it. I'm just not that big on dystopian shows/movies.

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« Reply #2321: May 04, 2024, 10:13:51 AM »
Clarkson's Farm, season 3, has dropped on Amazon.

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« Reply #2322: May 21, 2024, 02:01:15 PM »
Just a reminder that the final 'American Experience' film, before the Summer break, premieres tonight. 'The Riot Report' examines the work of the Kerner Committee. Here's the PBS explainer - 'When Black neighborhoods across America erupted in violence in the summer of 1967, President Johnson appointed a commission to find the cause for the unrest. Their findings offered an unvarnished assessment of American race relations'.

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« Reply #2323: June 03, 2024, 10:11:04 PM »
Finished season one of The Bear. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Just incredible acting and storytelling.