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Gearing up for J-session

As you all know, I teach a j-session course each year called “Zombies in Popular Media.”  To keep myself up to date and stay on track, I use November, December, and January as zombie months, watching only Zombie movies from my personal queue.  This year, instead of the haphazard randomness I usually use to decide […]

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2009-09-20 Tweets

Want to try Netflix free for a month? email me. # Recently enjoyed: Dr. Who Christmas special, Runaway Bride. Delightful! # favorite song regularly played on The Current? “Dominos” by The Big Pink # I just noticed that sausage and assuage are anagrams. # weather in chicago — delightfully cool. # Powered by Twitter Tools

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The King of California

Jenny got this amusing little indie film from Netflix and it was pretty delightful. The film tells the story of Charlie, a bipolar dreamer whose daughter has had to fend for herself since he went away to the mental hospital. Now he’s out and he’s on a quest to find a missionary’s lost cache of […]

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True Blood, season 1

We got the first disc of True Blood via Netflix and my sister-in-law and her husband liked it so much they bought the series, so we all watched it together over the last few weeks. A few thoughts: Alan Ball and his mise-en-scene folks craft the perfect atmosphere. It’s gritty, sweaty Louisiana. It’s not Anne […]

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Another unsolicited plug for Netflix

Y’all know I’m a fan of Netflix. I think they’re generally a good company who listens to their customers and generally tries to do good by them. Now if only I’d been the one who got the three billionth DVD. So here’s the email I got yesterday: Dear Brendan, I Was a Zombie for the […]

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2009-05-10 Tweets

Want to try Netflix free for a month? Email me. # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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2009-04-19 Tweets

The Decemberists The Mariner’s Revenge Song Haunts me. Darn those minor keys. # Netflix says I like: Critically-acclaimed Cerebral Movies, Gritty Hit-Man Action and Adventure, Suspenseful Zombie Movies, and Violent M … # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

I got this Nova special from Netflix because I was hoping to get a bit of a sense of what the people were like who were involved in the case.  In that regard, it didn’t disappoint.  Being Nova, they were pretty pro-science, but the ID proponents who were willing to talk did get to make […]

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Queue update

Shocker.  There’s a limit to how many movies you can have in your queue. In order to be able to add more movies, I went through and removed the entire runs of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which I had added on a whim. For those of you keeping track, Jackie Brown is […]

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Dear Netflix… (redux)

Dear Brendan, You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are. We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you. -Your friends at Netflix […]

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Dear Netflix…

Dear Brendan, We wanted to let you know we will be eliminating Profiles, the feature that allowed you to set up separate DVD Queues under one account, effective September 1, 2008. Each additional Profile Queue will be unavailable after September 1, 2008. Before then, we recommend you consolidate any of your Profile Queues to your […]

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Update, part 2

When I updated, I lost some of my widgets and had to reconstruct them. That’s what I did this morning. You’ll notice that my sidebar is back to full strength, with Netflix and Goodreads queues rocking the image bar, and my audio clips once again play using the little triangle play icon. Two troubles: I’ve […]

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