boymimbo
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March 23rd, 2020 at 4:24:45 AM permalink
WKRP DVDs with most of the original music restored.
Lots of other TV, including the Office.

Treadmill and my workout routine gets rebooted tomorrow.

Driving during rush hour when gas here in Canada is running at $2.45CAD/gallon (about $1.65USD).

I am trying to support restaurants I frequent as well.
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DRich
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March 23rd, 2020 at 7:41:38 AM permalink
Today is my first day to stay home. I can probably find about two hours worth of stuff to do around the house but what am I supposed to do after 10am?

I do not like watching much tv other than sports so I am dead in the water.
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Mosca
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March 23rd, 2020 at 8:05:34 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Definitely in my top 3 TV Series.

It wasn't until the second attempt at watching it that I realized how good it really was. I think you have to make sure you get at least three or four episodes in before you decide one way or the other.



I caught a random clip on YouTube, and told Mrs we should try it. We were hooked from the get go. There have been some weak episodes, but with almost 100 that’s going to happen.

One thing I love is that it is so economical; it combines the best of old film making and modern camera. The camera shots are incredibly planned... and the actors? As James Cagney once advised: “Plant your feet, look the other guy in the eyes, and say your lines.” The camera catches all the nuances in the expressions and body language.

All except for Glen Bishop. He reads his lines like he has them written on his hand.
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March 23rd, 2020 at 8:06:06 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Today is my first day to stay home. I can probably find about two hours worth of stuff to do around the house but what am I supposed to do after 10am?

I do not like watching much tv other than sports so I am dead in the water.



You should dedicate yourself to watching every baseball movie ever made.

Not all-inclusive or ranked:
*AFTER the title is a personal favorite

Pride of the Yankees
The Natural
Field of Dreams*
Bull Durham*
Bad News Bears
Eight Men Out*
Major League I*, II, III
Angel in the Outfield
*61
For the Love of the Game
Moneyball*
A League of Their Own*

Other sports movies worth it.
The Longest Yard
North Dallas 40
Mighty Ducks I, II
Slapshot*
Hoosiers*
Tin Cup*
The Legend of Bagger Vance*
SpaceJam
Rocky I* II III IV V
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DRich
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March 23rd, 2020 at 8:21:18 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

You should dedicate yourself to watching every baseball movie ever made.

Not all-inclusive or ranked:
*AFTER the title is a personal favorite

Pride of the Yankees
The Natural
Field of Dreams*
Bull Durham*
Bad News Bears
Eight Men Out*
Major League I*, II, III
Angel in the Outfield
*61
For the Love of the Game
Moneyball*
A League of Their Own*

Other sports movies worth it.
The Longest Yard
North Dallas 40
Mighty Ducks I, II
Slapshot*
Hoosiers*
Tin Cup*
The Legend of Bagger Vance*
SpaceJam
Rocky I* II III IV V



Thank you. I have seen a few of those older movies when I was young but I really don't enjoy watching things on tv other than sports. I did find some soccer games that will be streaming this week from the Belarus Premier League, I will try to watch some of those.
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Mosca
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March 23rd, 2020 at 8:39:09 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

You should dedicate yourself to watching every baseball movie ever made.

Not all-inclusive or ranked:
*AFTER the title is a personal favorite

Pride of the Yankees
The Natural
Field of Dreams*
Bull Durham*
Bad News Bears
Eight Men Out*
Major League I*, II, III
Angel in the Outfield
*61
For the Love of the Game
Moneyball*
A League of Their Own*

Other sports movies worth it.
The Longest Yard
North Dallas 40
Mighty Ducks I, II
Slapshot*
Hoosiers*
Tin Cup*
The Legend of Bagger Vance*
SpaceJam
Rocky I* II III IV V



Nice list! My top 3 from it are Bull Durham, A League of their Own, and North Dallas Forty.

I’m going to add a little-seen hockey movie: Goon. Loosely based on the book by Doug Smith. About minor league hockey, but like any good movie, not really about that.

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March 23rd, 2020 at 8:52:27 AM permalink
Don't forget about Mr. Baseball with Tom Selleck.
AZDuffman
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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:20:55 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Blowing through Mad Men. Halfway through season 6.



For sure one of the best series of all time, and it requires repeated viewings to grasp it all. Don is such a troubled soul, destined to never be happy in life for more than a short period of time. The final season is all too real for anyone who has been on either side of a large company buying a small one out. I was in the middle of that at the end of my management career and let me tell you while I was not in the 60s the same things happened.

It is a show full of business and personal lessons in life. It is true to the period with how people acted and thought. Remember that "Las Vegas" show on CBS about 7-8 years ago set in the 1960s but there was no smoking in is? Not the case in "Mad Men."

Here is the thing that most people do not realize

The "new Chevy" that the firm gets to work on is the Vega
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Lovecomps
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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:45:53 AM permalink
I'll be spending time with Tony Soprano.
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odiousgambit
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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:57:55 AM permalink
Trump Administration Releases Best Case Scenario Projections For Coronavirus Where 8 Million Iranian People Die

https://politics.theonion.com/trump-administration-releases-best-case-scenario-projec-1842417623?_ga=2.160487613.1233228680.1584982145-623186375.1584982145

so how long did it take you to see this was The Onion? Another thing to definitely do during the crisis!
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