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Everything posted by slaytonf

  1. Well, at least you are in competition for longest thread title. But, if you will cast your eye back over the history of threads, you will see people have recorded the same lament for going on twenty years now. If TCM has been in a continual slide all that time, it must have started at Empyrean heights indeed not to have hit bottom by now.
  2. I was watching myself in the mirror this morning, and I was doing it!
  3. Doctor, doctor! It hurts when I do this! Don't do dat.
  4. And Google is evil. No, the commercials attached to virtually every video (at least the ones I watch) aren't as long as on regular commercial television. But their growing length and ubiquity are on an intersecting course. Google has taken inspiration from the frog in the pot of boiling water myth and followed a path of the gradual increasing imposition of commercial messages in videos, from silent boxes at the bottoms of screens that could be x-ed out, to multiple ads at the beginning. And interrupting ads breaking into longer ones. Like a skilled drug dealer, Google has insidiously incr
  5. From that great creative duo, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Who else could have could have come up with purple hair?
  6. Furnish your house with TCM! Alicia Malone bedroom sets! Eddie Muller dark dens! Ben Mankiewicz great room suites!
  7. You disparage without taking the merest effort to learn.
  8. Apropos of tonight's line-up (though it's not the original, Jimmy Smith's cover rules):
  9. From Dictionary.com: curate [ noun kyoor-it; verb kyoor-eyt, kyoo-reyt ] See synonyms for curate on Thesaurus.com 📓 High School Level noun 1. Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar. 2. any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest. verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing. 1. to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit):
  10. But, but, TCM does decide what you watch. It always has.
  11. They changed their name?
  12. I have kept my TV/Internet bill at a steady level, even with increases in service, for a long time. It requires once a year a tedious phone call or two to get a continuance of my rate.
  13. But you are now a 'legacy' customer. You can call and ask for a discount. You say you will have to look for another provider to find something more affordable. And who knows, maybe you will get a discount, or maybe you will find another provider.
  14. It occurred to me that what was happening might have been a buffering problem, if that is something that still happens. Thanks for the input, y'all.
  15. I changed channels away and back, and now it's all ok. So, I dunno.
  16. I am watching The Birds (1963) right now. The broadcast is jerky and I'm wondering about the cause. Does anyone with a different provider notice the same?
  17. There is a special place in my regard for anyone who resurrects one of my threads. Taking advantage of the opportunity: This, I think, from I See a Dark Stranger (1946), one of my favorite of her movies.
  18. The dog reference is a trope of newspaper-centered movies. "Dog-bites-man" is not news, but "Man-bites-dog" is.
  19. Aren't some things worth suffering for?
  20. Hot from the Antiques Roadshow front, a 1970 Triumph Spitfire: Like it's namesake, a British treasure.
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