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10-24-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,026

Re: The Criterion Channel -- streaming service

My son gave me two months of The Criterion Channel as a gift. Excited to try out the service, and with the two week trial, that should be closer to 2-1/2 months of service.

Now I'm trying to...
Forum: TV Talk
10-22-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: TV shows within TV shows

Count Floyd's Scary Stories from The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley.
Forum: Other Talk
10-01-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Electric bill - does this sound reasonable?

No, water usage is normal for a home of three people. Is this something I can test myself, or does it require an electrician or the power company to come out to test it? I don't suspect a digital...
Forum: Other Talk
10-01-21, 05:00 PM
Forum: Other Talk
10-01-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Electric bill - does this sound reasonable?

Much appreciated for the advice. Will reach out to BGE. The last time I mentioned that the readings seemed overly high, they came out, looked at the meter outside, said it was operating correctly,...
Forum: Other Talk
10-01-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Electric bill - does this sound reasonable?

We do run the fan from the unit over the summer to circulate air but with the heating/cooling functions in the Off setting on the thermostat.
Forum: Other Talk
10-01-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Electric bill - does this sound reasonable?

Yesterday, I received a regular monthly home energy use audit from our electric company (BGE). For quite some time, I've felt like the numbers BGE sends us are way beyond the energy amount we could...
Forum: Movie Talk
09-24-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 673

Re: Favorite movie about Rock music?

My favorites (in no particular order):

Streets of Fire
Phantom of the Paradise
Sing Street
The Buddy Holly Story
Get Crazy
Rocketman
High Fidelity
Rock 'n' Roll High School
Forum: Music Talk
09-22-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 224,461

Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Strangely enough, we were supposed to go to the concert with my brother and his wife but my niece's school reported five cases of COVID in the first week so the school closed for a week and they...
Forum: Music Talk
09-22-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 224,461

Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Saw Hall & Oates with Squeeze at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Saturday night.

Squeeze played an hour long set and they were fantastic. Set was mostly hits though it was nice to have "Someone...
Forum: Music Talk
07-05-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: James Taylor - still worth seeing live?

I guess, for me, the question is whether this is the lasting impression I want of the artist. I do believe some performers are better off experiences through archived performances and recordings than...
Forum: Music Talk
07-03-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330

James Taylor - still worth seeing live?

James Taylor and his All Star Band, along with guest Jackson Browne, will playing at the nearby outdoor amphitheatre next month. Seems like it could be a good show to see from the lawn. However,...
Forum: Movie Talk
07-03-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Second-Run Discount Theaters: A thing of the past?

When we moved into our townhome in 2000, we had a great little second run movie house within a five minute walk of our new place. Two months later, the shopping center landlord forced them out to put...
06-28-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 129,981

Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

By our measurements, the widest the screen can be (bezels and all) is about 35.5", and that's with the screen barely reaching in to the door frame area. On the other side is a bi-fold closet door. ...
06-28-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 129,981

Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Like I said before, his space won't allow for something bigger than a 40" screen (and even then, it spills slightly over into a door frame) so the option to upgrade...
06-27-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 129,981

Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

So, my son picked up a PS5 via Sony Direct this past week and has decided he needs a monitor that can take advantage of it. However, his budget is on the low side ($400 or under). He might be able...
Forum: Movie Talk
05-20-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,261

Re: Charles Grodin dead at 86

His appearance on SNL my be my all-time favorite guest appearance ever on that show. It was sublimely painful comedy. I esp. loved when he tried dueting with Paul Simon in an Art Garfunkel wig on...
Forum: Music Talk
05-05-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,897

Re: Genesis reunion / tour discussion & news

Almost bought tickets for the wife this morning for the show at the Capital One Center in DC. Lowest price tickets were $75 for the upper rafters at the back of the complex. If you want a chance of...
Forum: Movie Talk
04-24-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774

Re: Do you or did you care about runtime of movies in theater?

I only care about the runtime of a movie on a per-movie basis. Some movies have that epic feel which is welcome to a long runtime (i.e. the Lord of the Rings films; Ben-Hur; The Good, The Bad and...
Forum: Music Talk
04-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,228

Re: When will you be comfortable going back to see live shows?

Have tickets to see Hall & Oates/Squeeze/KT Tunstall this September (postponed from last year) at Merriweather Post (an outdoor venue) and am ready. All four people in our group are vaccinated and...
Forum: Music Talk
04-23-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: RIP Jim Steinman

Just read about Steinman's passing. I know he veered to the over dramatic, but I loved his songwriting. Bat out of Hell has always been a favorite since I first heard "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" ...
03-17-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 806,267

Re: We are a nation of cowards for not discussing race issues....

This was my result:During the Implicit Association Test (IAT) you just completed:Your responses suggested a slight automatic preference for White people over Black people.

Makes sense as I have...
03-09-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13,946
Views: 806,267

Re: We are a nation of cowards for not discussing race issues....

Similar story here, but I was 10 and it 1978. One of my best friends who lived across the street from me, too. He thought he was just being funny but he betrayed a secret in front of the class one...
Forum: Movie Talk
03-09-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,835

Re: Comedy Sequels : Are They Doomed To Fail?

:scratch2:Wait. Buzz Lightyear is not real?? :lol: Sorry....somehow missed that.

FWIW, I would also argue that the following comedies are at least equal to their preceding films, if not...
Forum: Movie Talk
03-09-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,835

Re: Comedy Sequels : Are They Doomed To Fail?

I've always thought Son of Paleface was better than The Paleface, and Toy Story 2 was better than the original Toy Story.
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