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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 10:19 pm
Got xfinity today. First cable in over twenty years. I am still figuring out the control and checking what is on that I could not see before. I am already disappointed that Decades is not there. It was recently added on local air TV. On Sunday it airs Have Gun Will Travel. I looked briefly at the science and history channels. Not much there at the time. I will spend time checking more tomorrow.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 10:47 pm
@edgarblythe,
science channel is running an "every episode ever" marathon of MYTHBUSTERS. If youve not seen this it used to be a real cience show. (It hd degrded into a show that uses "teases" and "mining the clock" to develop viewer interest. I think, instead, it chased a lot away. BUT, at the beginning yers, it was really good.
They investigate and test urban myths usually using some science and using even more explosives.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 11:01 pm
@farmerman,
I plan to go to that channel regularly. As I say, I am just getting my bearings.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 11:33 pm
@edgarblythe,
Turner Clasic Movies TCM is a gold mine of old (and often some a the best) movies .
They did a CHARLIE CHAN fest FEW month ago where Charlie Chan (played by a WASP ) would say things like
"number one son brain like basketball, both full of much air"

Alfred Hitchcock is a favorite for bried marathons and every Thursday PM, they play old Disney "True Life Asdventures" (its amazing how, after all these years of advanced technology And CGI, a travelogue on real film has a depth of field that is better at telling a story.
Also, Winston Hibler, one of the greatest off-stage narrators , till is the best at his craft.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 11:47 pm
@farmerman,
I used to see Disney True Life films in theaters, when a kid. I loved them. (Got a bit queasy when one featured the birth of a bison). I have been seeing Charlie Chan and Mr Moto on air TV every weekend. I want to see the old movies, because I never got to see lots of them.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2015 11:34 am
Went out to see why Rocky didn't come in as expected. He was busy loving on the guy that buries the cables. The guy had the cable buried in my yard without a bark or notification from the dog that he was out there. I figure that if anybody breaks in some night, Rocky will be there to lick their hands and escort them to their car.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Dec, 2015 07:48 pm
I just watched Quiggly Down Under. I saw it on free air TV once, but it turns out that version was so edited that it was like seeing a whole nother movie this time. I guess me and cable will be compatible.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 09:00 am
@edgarblythe,
If your cable carries Nat Geographic Wildlife, there is a holiday marathon featuring ome little played in-depths about Canadian and US national parks and wild areas
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 10:31 am
@farmerman,
I will look it up in a bit. Got company coming, so my day may be basically shot.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 10:33 am
@edgarblythe,
net thing about cable marathon shows, they go on for days and then repeqt. You cant mis it.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 11:05 am
@farmerman,
I am starting to catch on. Smile
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 01:49 pm
@edgarblythe,
Also, TCM presents silent films usually late in the evening. I find them fascinating, and they are exceptionally clear.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2015 01:56 pm
@glitterbag,
I agree. Silent films can be really good.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 05:16 pm
Well, I sampled Game of Thrones, today. Had it on perhaps five minutes. In that time, a nude man and woman lay together, apparently sated from good love making. Perhaps not. But, as the man lay there, obviously having the time of his life, a knife slit his throat, in a close up scene and the camera dwells on his slit open throat as the man dies. Not my idea of entertainment. I watched something else.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 08:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
Not good for children to see such violence.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 08:35 pm
@cicerone imposter,
One of my big complaints in life. I believe children see too much too soon.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 08:37 pm
@edgarblythe,
I don't have any stats, but it does seem children violence have increased because of violence seen on tv and the movies.
I just typed 'children violence' and got over 168 million hits. Exposure to media violence by children is the culprit.
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Zerocoolo
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2016 05:46 am
@edgarblythe,
Wonderful with cable TV
so much to watch
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2016 06:26 am
@Zerocoolo,
we get a lot of garbage because cables "bundle" a lot of crap so they can show the, say, DISCOVERY CHANNELS (with Discovery we also get 2 fuckin shopping channels and the Catholic Hour).
Im thinking of switching the whole TV to one of the other formats like APPLE Tv or Netflix
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2016 06:30 am
@farmerman,
There is a lot of garbage on there, for sure. Most of which seems constantly rerun.
 

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