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  1. 1 hour ago, vidorisking said:

    One of the best things I ever bought was this little device called a Firestick for about $30 on Amazon. I hooked it up to my tv in 2 minutes and downloaded Pluto. I have no problem with it, I also have one SmartTv in my house that I downloaded it on and it works great. I spent about a year watching Robert Stack’s Unsolved Mysteries around the clock on Pluto. The app is a game changer in cutting the cord. I don’t even have cable, for TCM I use WatchTV  that I pay $15 a month for.

    Thanks.  Since my last post I was able to take a laptop to test over to a friend's house.  I have 3Mb/s service, whereas he has at least twice that, possibly more by now.  The same laptop worked great with Pluto.tv over at his place.  So mystery solved.

    The 3Mb/s service is just the entry level for my provider, but fine for everything else I do.  Most of what I watch from the Internet I download first, so I don't have any issues with that.  Last night Pluto.tv streamed much better, so performance is a bit hit or miss for live streaming at my service level.  I am okay with that.

  2. 17 hours ago, vidorisking said:

    Sounds good, Yuengling is just fine. I love PlutoTV, I have it on my Firestick. It is completely free and the channels about 200 of them are great. Let me ask you a question: Do you like your Three’s Company, there’s a channel for that. Do you like Classic game shows, there’s a channel for that. Same with classic movies, classic tv, everything. A great alternative for me when TCM is showing North By Northwest for the 14,134th time or Summer Under The (Lackluster) Stars is on, cough, cough Diana Dors, cough cough Nina Foch.

    Yes, I immediately watched a few Three's Company episodes.  The one with "Lionel Wurmel" (Phil Leeds) - the guy from "Paradise Towers" who's life Jack saved, the Loan Shark episode, and the Old Folks At Home episode starring veteran character actor J. Pat O'Malley, and Simone Griffeth (of Death Race 2000).  They had a lot of fun with that show.

    The streaming service itself can be a bit choppy (this is on a newer computer with Firefox).  It might just be the bandwidth on my end though.  It seems as if there is no caching whatsoever, I can literally pop open a normal web page on another computer and watch the video stutter.  How is it for you?  Too bad there is no download feature - that is how I watch just about anything from the Internet - in order to get a smooth playback, or even the capability to pause or back up.  It is reported to have been started in 2014, but is very rudimentary yet.  Rudimentary but free.

  3. 7 hours ago, hamradio said:

    "The Dark Knight" Batmobile




    (great for driving though downtown  Seattle / Portland ;) :P)

    A friend in another state mentioned a 3500 Ram or thereabouts that he saw driving around his area with two standard size 3x5 flags attached to the corners of the pickup, one an officially sanctioned US flag, the other a Confederate flag, mounted on...get this...manure forks (extra large pitchforks).  I wish I had the picture to share, but then again it's probably just as well, as that wouldn't go over well here.  https://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-twisted.gif

  4. 6 hours ago, vidorisking said:

    The article was very well written and than the writer decided to incorporate out of nowhere a few paragraphs about the show being a “queer” delight. Why can’t The NY Times just give factional articles without opinion thrown in?

    By the way, if you have PlutoTV (which is free) there is now a channel devoted 24/7 to Dark Shadows.

    Hmm.  Now THAT'S something...  A perfectly reasonable substitute for TVLAND or BBC.  Among other things.

    Can I buy you a beer?

  5. On 9/1/2020 at 8:19 AM, TikiSoo said:

    Yeah, too bad these aren't listed on the schedule:


    Sep 1 - Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)?

    Sep 9 - Mother Is a Freshman (1949)?

    Sep 25 - C.C. and Company (1970)?

    Sep 25 - J.C. (1972)?

    Sep 27 - Island in the Sun (1957)?

    I had to make my list for recordings and since the start times/duration aren't on the schedule, I had to skip recording them. I'm guessing all of these are part of the Women In Film.

    Very Bad Schedule Listing!

    Oops.  I think I figured this out.

  6. 19 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

    PS- Canned chicken cooked on a radiator. Wow. That is BLEAK.

    (For some reason, all I can think of is a cranbelly jelly-like thing where it SCHLOOORPS out of the can in a cylinder  when you tip it...)

    also, how funny would it have been had the can design been the ONE PICTURED below, but instead said: "CHICKEN of the CHICKEN (FANCY CHICKEN)"?


    That reminds me of a true story I read somewhere of a hungry projectionist working overtime, who put a can of pork-n-beans into a projector lamphouse (big hot arc light on back of projector) to warm it up, and forgot about it.  The can exploded, the door on the side of the lamphouse swung open, and beans everywhere in the lamphouse and in the projection booth.  As far as I remember, the show went on.  The theater manager heard the noise and checked up on him.  He popped his head in, looked around, shook his head, then left.  Many years later when his son was cleaning the projector, he found remnants of the pork and beans still in the lamphouse of the projector.

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  7. 17 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Yea,   this one is a stinker. 


    I'm admittedly a cheesy guy, and when  I say that I mean "cheesy, as in cheesy movies", as well as "cheesy, as in cheese I can eat".  I enjoy some of the more common cheeses that aren't too expensive or difficult to pronounce, like sharp cheddar, mozzarella, romano, and parmesian.  I'll even try cheese wiz, but not directly out of the can.  Nothing too unusual, one could do much worse.  Like this.  https://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-twisted.gif   Or like this movie.  So I won't be watching this because, just as I want to continue to enjoy eating cheese, I want to continue to enjoy watching cheesy movies.  https://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-grin-twinkle.gif

    Shelley Winters month, here I come!

  8. 31 minutes ago, slaytonf said:

    sewhite2000, this previous post of mine may help.  Try carefully adjusting the width of your window.

    Okay, I stopped when I was able to see the gray icons in the header.  Since this search box you see in the body doesn't work, what's the point??   😁

    Cmovieviewer gave us this link - which I pulled up but didn't test either, just not enough morbid curiosity for me at the moment.  But it does bring up a rather technical looking search page.  If it indeed works, it ought to do fascinating things:

    Maybe everyone can put chasing the icons around the screen on hold and just bookmark this link??

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  9. 7 hours ago, sagebrush said:

    I'll bet "Corona" beer is the least popular beer in the world currently! 😉

    We have a nice family-owned Mexican restaurant nearby, and they didn't screw around one bit with that shutdown.  They were busy doing "curb-side carry out" during the most uncertain times (before anyone knew for sure what was happening), and then were one of the first in town to have their dining room open again.

  10. After a Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.

    The guy from Corona sits down and says "Hey Señor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona." The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.

    The guy from Budweiser says "I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser." The bartender gives him one.

    The guy from Coors says "I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors." He gets it.

    The guy from Guiness sits down and says "Give me a Coke." The bartender is a little taken back, but gives him what he ordered.

    The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask "Why aren't you drinking a Guiness?" and the Guiness president replies "Well, if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither will I."

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  11. A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment.

    Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position.

    The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a hand written sign that said " WHERE AM I ? " in large letters.

    People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said 'YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.'

    The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely.

    After they were on the ground, the copilot asked the pilot how he had done it.

    "I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building, because they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer."

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  12. In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with their own Japanese haiku poetry, each with only 17 syllables: five in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third.

    Your file was so big.
    It might be very useful.
    But now it is gone.

    The website you seek
    Cannot be located, but
    Countless more exist.

    Chaos reigns within.
    Reflect, repent and reboot.
    Order shall return.

    Aborted effort.
    Close all that you have worked on.
    You ask far too much.

    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.

    Stay the patient course.
    Of little worth is your ire.
    The network is down.

    A crash reduces
    Your expensive computer
    To a simple stone.

    You step in the stream,
    But the water has moved on.
    This page is not here.

    Out of memory.
    We wish to hold the whole sky,
    But we never will.

    Having been erased,
    The document you're seeking
    Must now be retyped.

    I ate your Web page.
    Forgive me; it was tasty
    And tart on my tongue.

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  13. 49 minutes ago, shutoo said:

    Here's another thing I just found out...if you write something in word pad or note pad in a large, readable font, when you paste it here, it will become the little ohmygodamIgoingblind font that can't be changed...but if you paste a huge headline from an online news source, it will remain huge, unfortunately (I always resize these so they won't take up so much space)

    Since the changes are of no benefit to the people who actually use the boards, gotta wonder why...change is not always good...anyone remember 'New Coke'?

    Formatted text versus plain text.  Plain text is a beautiful thing due to its simplicity and ease of use. 

    In the case of your plain text editor, it sounds as if you just have the viewing size set to a larger value.  That size doesn't get saved to the plain text file itself though, nor does it get copied over, as plain text is unformatted.

    Once you post plain text into this forum, it becomes formatted text, but is set to a standard font, size, and color.  Unless you go into the formatting toolbar and change the formatting to something else.

    If you copy formatted text (as from this forum, or from any website), the formatting will be stripped off when you paste it into your plain text editor.  That is just because the formatting is not supported in a plain text editor.

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  14. 10 hours ago, Dargo said:

    Yeah! Exactly! And so IF some people around here wouldn't go off on tangents so darn often, maybe we can keep this thing to a minimum!

    (...and which now reminds me of the time I was at this computer store and the sales guy walks up to me and says.....)

    A guy walks into a bar and says "Owwwww!".

  15. 1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

    You said there's an incentive to keep threads short and sweet. Who's going to regulate that or follow that line of thinking? Especially with all the loquacious folks hanging around the message boards!

    That is their issue.  For some it looks like a personal problem.

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