Aug. 2nd, 2012

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Also, has a trailer for an almost watchable Dora the Explorer movie. XD
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I don't know why it hasn't occurred to me for years that I can watch Netflix streaming videos at lunch, but there you have it. I started watching the pilot episode of Stargate SG-1 because I've never seen any of the shows other than the movie that started it all. )I was so out of touch with TV for a few years there, not owning one, that I wasn't aware there was a Stargate TV show until several seasons into it!)

And: man, those are some badly-trained soldiers*. I'm through the stargate now, and I've seen the soldiers manage to unintentionally point their guns at all sorts of civilians. Even the colonel (or whatever his rank is; you can see how invested I am in it at this point).

Let us not speak of the opening "Hey this thing we soldiers know nothing about that we're supposed to guard that is locked in a very deep bunker is making noise and motion ... perhaps we should venture up the ramp a little closer to it and watch!" They remind me of the guinea fowl that were consistently hit by cars on the road I used to live on, because your average guinea fowl's response to a very large object bearing down on it at great speed is to go into the road to get a better look. But their brains are the size of peanuts: they have an excuse.

* well, more like actors who are completely unfamiilar with gun safety.

EDIT. Screenshots! So those of you who haven't seen it or who have forgotten can see!

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Aug. 2nd, 2012 02:00 pm
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I just got email from Terry Gilliam!

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Something I keep forgetting to post about: Mom visited this weekend, bringing a little book. She volunteers with her local library's Friends organization, and helps run the book sale. She found this one there and snagged it.

It's Sheila Chichester's London Woman, a short guidebook to shopping, dining, and generally doing touristy things (but mostly shopping) in London from, as far as we can tell, the 1960s. There's no publication date. We could probably pinpoint it by figuring out when various places mentioned in it opened and closed, but that would probably take more effort than I'm willing to put in (WorldCat gives copyright dates from 1960-1987; the cover look like this 1969-claimed version on Amazon).

I shall, however, just leave you with this:
363 Fulham Road, SW10 01-352-5300
Pizzas in variety to take away, even on Sundays. Solves the container problem by putting pizzas in specially designed boxes. Closes at midnight.
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We just watched a male cardinal feeding a juvenile bird near our feeder that looked nothing like a cardinal. Beak shape, wing feather/tail feather proportions, color, all different.

Possible cowbird chick? Must look it up.

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