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« on: October 02, 2013, 07:46:38 PM »

i have to go hang out with my MIL for almost 3 weeks.  she lives with my SIL, but my SIL is going to s. korea for the birth of her first grandchild.  i have tons of books downloaded, but i could use some movie recs.  google + has a great system and i can download movies for a smallish price.

any ideas would be great.  if you saw something in the last couple of years that you really liked, let me know!!

i have no idea what to do with that kind of time.  sad
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 09:26:04 PM »

I'm a Tarantino fan...
- Reservoir Dogs
-  Pulp Fiction
- Kill Bill Vol. 1,2 and 3
- Inglourious Basterds

Loved the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Trilogy (original 2009/ Sweden)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-  The Girl who played with Fire
-  The Girl who kicked the Hornets' Nest

Lastly, a strange one, but a great one...
- Memento
Felt like I had been in a fist fight after watching this one....LOL!

Another option may be some miniseries, sure you've seen them, but if not....Two CLASSICS
- Lonesome Dove
- Band of Brothers

OR...some TV Series maybe....
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 09:27:41 PM »

thanks.  i have seen a couple of those but not all.  some might be on netflix also. 
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 02:52:45 AM »

Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
Sons of Anarchy

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 11:43:46 AM »

shucks kathy; just see how many you can put a bur under their saddle, i am getting bored. open the gate and sink in the spurs and go fo a hell of a  ride
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »

bud, i have been to busy to spur anyone, but things are getting quieter here.  now i'll have 3 weeks of nothing to do and i'm dreading it.  i can't stand sitting around...going to take the xbox360 and some blow-um up games and try not to go nuts.

hey, i have popped into ventrilo a bunch of times and no one is home.  you guy get on there any more?

anybrew, thanks.  have kept up with game of thrones, but not the other two.  that might keep me busy smiley
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 02:43:01 PM »

I saw "Drive" recently with Ryan Gossling I think is the actors name. My wife and I both thought it was a good movie though some parts you may have to squint or close your eyes on.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 10:58:39 PM »

Anything by Michael Moore.  Smiley

Maybe start with Sicko so you can get up to speed why this country needs something like Obamacare. applause
Columbine is a wake up call that everybody should see. Cry
Fahrenheit 911 is a pretty good history lesson why to never vote for those guys again! flying pig
Maybe finish up with Capitalism; a love story.  Lord knows beeks can never know too much about that subject. laugh

Sounds like a good time.  Wish I were there to enjoy them again too. Smiley

 
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 11:25:55 PM »

believe it or not, i have read and watched all but one of those.  then i researched what he had written.  to bad he didn't do the same before he wrote. 
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 05:32:56 AM »

Does MIL have WIFI by chance and tv w/hdmi port? You could look into a device called Chromecast by google. I am not sure what all content it has available yet ,but it seems like a neat gadget, and not too expensive to give it a try.
http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/#netflix
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 11:31:18 AM »

i think it's along the same lines as Roku.  have thought about it, but am packing two extra bags of electronic gadgets, so don't see how i can justify buying another grin

BUT...and don't laugh, i bought a Go Go pillow and I love it.  it solves the problem of trying to prop up a tablet in bed when you are trying to read or watch a movie.  fits my ASUS transformer and my nook reader.  a handy person could easily make one, but i'm not that handy...at least with a sewing machine.

bet Liz could do it easily.  don't know if mabuzzbee sews?
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 10:52:13 PM »

If I had 3 spare weeks with the MIL, I would (if at all possible) live in the other end of the house, turn on the MP3 so not to hear any other humans, and then enjoy catching up on some text books.  When tired of reading, I would see if they’re replaying the Stargate series on local TV, or just watch some tried and true movies I have enjoyed in the past.  I don’t really like surprises when relaxing.  I like comfortable. Smiley 
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 12:41:20 AM »

ya, just don't know if i can relax for 3 weeks.  found out there is a community center gym close by so i can work out.  also, house i near a lake and walking trail so if the weather is not horrible i can walk.  I'll figure it out.  will probably end up doing a bit of writing.  i am behind on some things that folks want, but haven't felt the spirit move me  evil

thanks guys.  i have already loaded some new books on and been scouting the movies.  it will all work out.  you can do anything for a specified period of time, right?
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2013, 12:49:45 AM »

Aw, there has to be somebody around there that has bees, just go visit, and see how they do things.  As far as movies the wife and I like Meg Ryan movies along with a lot of others.  They are new but we like em.  Good luck on your trip, and don't hit any deer. 




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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 01:02:52 AM »

Hmmmm….I wonder if the MIL will have internet? 

LOL, just think of all the debates I will win if you're gone for 3 weeks. grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2013, 12:29:43 PM »

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Good luck on your trip, and don't hit any deer. 

oh thanks.  i hadn't thought abou that.  i have a 3 hour drive through the coast range!

bluebee, i hate to burst your bubble but i will faster internet there than i have here.  i am taking 4 devices, all capable of keeping up with you and all my little leftist buddies!   evil

in fact, if this goes well, i may just stay for awhile!
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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