I might have said previously that the search on Netflix is no good. Let me update that by saying that it is still ‘no good’. I searched for “Macbeth”, thinking that maybe they had the Welles (excellent) or Polanski (weird) versions available, but no. They helpfully suggested “Sherlock” (saw that, not interested.), ‘Arrested Development’ (eh. […]Read more "Netflix, you disappoint me."
I’m about half way through Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and will go ahead and recommend it to you. It would have to get really bad in the second half of the book to offset how good the first part is, so I feel confident in making this recommendation. If you’ve done even a little backpacking, there […]Read more "This is Wild"
We have a day to enjoy Washington, DC before the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama (love saying that), and I think we made the most of it. To start things off, we wandered on down to the White House, where they were setting things up for the next day’s parade review. Right off the […]Read more "Inauguration: Media Frenzy"
While Clint was talking to a chair at the RNC last summer, David Axelrod tweeted, “What is this?”. I had the same question as I started watching Every Which Way But Loose, which has Clint driving around the San Fernando Valley randomly picking fights with people. He also visits Denver. It goes without saying that […]Read more "Every which way"
It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally developed a mild addiction to Twitter. I signed up for it years ago when it was a new thing, but didn’t see it as being useful to me. I know there’s a reason for the 140 character limit, but it seemed arbitrary. Like saying you can’t use the […]Read more "Goes Without Saying"
My dashboard told me that the car’s oil life had reached 5%. I had to take the dashboard’s word for it – it knows more about these things than I do. To remedy the situation, I contacted the service station (are we still calling them that?) where I usually go via their web site and […]Read more "Car trouble"
I acquired one of the Panasonic Lumix cameras last year, prior to our Big Island adventure, and it has been a great little camera. But shortly into the Southwest trip, I noticed some persistent dots and lines in the viewfinder and images. It looked like dust or tiny threads had gotten into the lens somehow. […]Read more "Lumix down"
There’s an exceptionally good scene in the very good The Descendants, where Matt King and Sid have a late night chat. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen the movie. Sid hasn’t been making a great impression on Matt up to this point; he’s likely to say and do inappropriate things, which is […]Read more "What we mean to say"
The WordPress Dashboard tells me that this will be my 500th Mellowcat communication. It all started in October 2008, following the lead (once again) of The Letter. The first couple of posts were just notes to myself, but then I started to get the hang of it and branched out into the Important Information that […]Read more "going meta"
So, I’m apparently going to be pointing out web site errors all the time now? This will quickly become tedious. But before it does, here’s another one for you. My Google alerts for hometown news included an intriguing headline: Does not go online. Now you’ve got me clicking. The content (it’s a comparison of insurance […]Read more "in fact it does"