7 Minute Miles

The name is Bond, James Bond

Posted Thursday, October 7th, 2021 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 11:44 PM

This one made me a sad boi

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2021 at 11:44 pm

Best slot experience ever?

Posted Monday, September 6th, 2021 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Movies,Travel at 7:29 PM

Mad Max Fury Road @ Venetian

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm

Carl Fredricksen

Posted Sunday, August 29th, 2021 02:58 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 2:58 PM

Hey, let’s play a game. It’s called ‘See Who Can Be Quiet the Longest.’

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2021 at 2:58 pm

ScarJo at the Riverview

Posted Sunday, July 11th, 2021 03:32 pm GMT -5 in Movies at 3:32 PM

Colin Jost?

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2021 at 3:32 pm

Shitter’s full!

Posted Thursday, July 1st, 2021 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Movies at 6:18 PM

Auction at the Saints game

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Old School Movie Night

Posted Friday, June 18th, 2021 12:04 am GMT -5 in Movies at 12:04 AM

Disney’s Cruella @ the Grandview

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2021 at 12:04 am

It’s showtime!

Posted Saturday, May 29th, 2021 10:14 pm GMT -5 in Food,Movies at 10:14 PM

A Quiet Place, Part II @ the Riverview

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2021 at 10:14 pm

Unknown Legend

Posted Saturday, May 1st, 2021 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music,Quotes at 7:37 PM

She used to work in a diner, never saw a woman look finer. I used to order just to watch her float across the floor…

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2021 at 7:37 pm

Streaming in 2021

Posted Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 12:47 am GMT -5 in Longform,Movies,Television at 12:47 AM

In the not-so-distant past, I was very much an advocate for cord-cutting. Everyone likes to bag on the cable companies, but to be honest, the only real issues I’ve had with them my entire life are cost and channel selection. The former always goes up and the latter never seemed to include exactly what I wanted. Cord-cutting seemed to be the solution – just let me pay for the channels I want. Unfortunately, the TV provider also being the internet bandwidth provider makes it difficult to get one without the other. The last time we moved, Comcast basically offered me internet plus a bunch of channels for the same price as just internet (which also turns out to be a very good deal if you like live sports).

Today, I seem to have a bit of everything (and the amount I pay to Comcast continues to rise). I have an old AppleTV connected to our Sony set, which streams multiple services that I get billed for in addition to Comcast: Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Disney+ and CBS All Access (which we just added so Colleen could watch The Stand). At some point, I need to catalog all of these accounts, see how much I’m paying in total and decide if we really get that much value out of them. In normal times? Probably not. During a stay-at-home pandemic? Likely a bargain.

My list of lists page has always had movies and TV shows I want to watch. Here are some recent things I’ve finished (or just started) since my best of 2020 post:

  • Dark, Netflix (seasons 1-3): Armon told me to watch this German science fiction series about murder and time travel. It’s got subtitles, so you really have to pay attention. That’s good advice even if it was in English, as there is a large cast and it gets confusing very quickly. I did like it overall, but to be honest, it was a battle to finish all three seasons.
  • Letterkenny, Hulu (season 9): I love this Canadian comedy and was super excited for a new season, but flew through all seven episodes in one sitting and now it’s gone again. Pitter Patter.
  • Disenchantment, Netflix (part 3): Matt Groening’s medieval cartoon series is more Futurama than Simpsons, but the trio of Bean, Elfo and Luci make me laugh. Similar to Letterkenny, season/part 3 was over way too fast.
  • Lupin, Netflix (season 1, part 1): Another foreign language Netflix original (France), this mystery thriller with subtitles demands attention. With only five episodes online now (out of ten shot for season one), it’s a quick watch. Cliff hanger warning: hopefully the second half of the season gets released soon so we can find out what happens to Omar Sy’s excellent character Assane Diop.
  • Kim’s Convenience, Netflix (seasons 1-4): this Canadian comedy series set in Toronto has some of the best husband-wife and parent-child jokes of any show we’ve watched. Almost done with season four (and very happy to read there will be at least two more seasons coming).
  • Night Stalker, Netflix: The New York Post (of all places) said this four-part true crime documentary about serial killer Richard Ramirez was “too graphic,” but we found it very interesting. I believe most of this happened while Colleen and I were in high school, but I only had a vague recollection of the case.
  • Snowpiercer (movie): This 2013 science fiction thriller was on my watch list for a long time, as part of our recent Bong Joon-ho kick (Parasite, Okja, The Host). Can’t remember which service it popped up on, but we recently learned this is now also a series on TNT (with two seasons).
  • Peaky Blinders, Netflix (season 1): With five seasons of this BBC show available, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit the time to a period piece set in post-WWI Birmingham, but now it’s almost like a British Sopranos for me, to be honest. Will continue onward.
  • The Aristocats: I like that Disney+ has almost all of the old Disney animated movies to watch whenever you want (no more “available for a limited time on VHS” crap). When I read that some of the old movies now have disclaimers at the beginning, I decided to re-watch this one first. More details can be found on their “Stories Matter” website.
  • Behind the Scenes of The Mandalorian, Disney+: I know I just linked to something different on the Star Wars website, but the behind the scenes series on Disney+ is really good (after you’ve watched both seasons). This franchise is in such good hands: Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carl Weathers, Robert Rodriguez and Jon Favreau (who was a guest on Letterman the one time I got to see it in person) all seem like such cool, dorky people.

Thinking back on how many hours I’ve spent watching these, it’s a good thing at least some were also spent on the treadmill…

UPDATE: Per Kid Two, *she* pays for Hulu and also said I forgot about Amazon Prime Video…

Originally published by DK on February 2, 2021 at 12:47 am

It’s been quite a day

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 09:30 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Personal,Pop Culture at 9:30 PM

The train in Snowpiercer, though

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2021 at 9:30 pm

Spring cleaning in December

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 03:55 pm GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 3:55 PM

That Han Solo thing is made of soap – per CMK

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2020 at 3:55 pm

The Cock Smoker

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2020 09:14 pm GMT -5 in Food,Movies at 9:14 PM

Didn’t taste like piss and flies to me

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

Wes Anderson Snol

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2020 01:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies,Pets at 1:29 PM

This is so great – thanks, CK

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Thank you, AT&T

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Movies at 10:26 PM

Change my plan, get HBO Max for free

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2020 at 10:26 pm

RIP, David Prowse

Posted Sunday, November 29th, 2020 08:05 am GMT -5 in Movies at 8:05 AM

1935-2020

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2020 at 8:05 am

Darth Vader

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 08:33 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 8:33 PM

You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2020 at 8:33 pm

It’s all in the eyes

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 10:18 am GMT -5 in Movies,Pets at 10:18 AM

Lunes and Kylie

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2020 at 10:18 am

Soderbergh, Reznor & Dr. Jones

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 10:18 am GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Music,Pop Culture at 10:18 AM

http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2020 at 10:18 am

Ron Burgundy

Posted Saturday, July 18th, 2020 06:50 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 6:50 PM

You are a smelly pirate hooker. Why don’t you go back to your home on Whore Island?

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2020 at 6:50 pm

A Fistful of Dollars

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 07:14 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 7:14 PM

My mistake. Four coffins.

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm

RIP Ennio Morricone

Posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 09:28 am GMT -5 in Links,Movies,Music,Video at 9:28 AM

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2020 at 9:28 am

Happy kid two

Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 08:17 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family,Movies,Travel at 8:17 PM

Casino promos (100 points each)

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

Perfect Duo

Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2020 08:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies at 8:22 PM

Wish I could’ve pulled the other two colors

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

Wes Anderson’s Grand Marais

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2020 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Travel at 1:53 PM

The Beaver House

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Don’t cry in my office

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 03:33 pm GMT -5 in Links,Movies,Video at 3:33 PM

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Back when I was ten

Posted Friday, April 10th, 2020 11:09 am GMT -5 in History,Mini Posts,Movies,Reading at 11:09 AM

Dynamite Magazine, August 1979

Originally published by DK on April 10, 2020 at 11:09 am

I’m just like Star Wars

Posted Friday, March 27th, 2020 01:29 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Technology at 1:29 PM

That’s pretty cool, actually – WTG, Let’s Encrypt

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Putney Swope

Posted Friday, March 20th, 2020 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 6:36 PM

And that’s why you get less money, you don’t think…

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

Quarantine art from SK

Posted Friday, March 20th, 2020 03:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Movies at 3:08 PM

Inspired by Miyazaki-san

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm

It’s like a treasure hunt

Posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 08:20 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 8:20 AM

…that will take a really long time.

Originally published by DK on February 22, 2020 at 8:20 am

FINALLY

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2020 07:52 am GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 7:52 AM

Damn, SWCT, that mission took forever

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2020 at 7:52 am

Surprise, surprise

Posted Friday, January 17th, 2020 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Travel at 6:33 PM

“Boy with Apple” is used as the concierge of the year award at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Merry Christmas 2019

Posted Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 01:05 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies at 1:05 PM

Star Wars Card Trader is rocking it

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Mr. Jimmy Manson

Posted Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 03:07 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Music at 3:07 PM

Gorillaz: The Complete Backstory

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Queen of Hearts

Posted Saturday, November 16th, 2019 09:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 9:46 PM

I’d say that’s about right – thanks, BK!

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm

Corey Flood

Posted Monday, October 14th, 2019 01:40 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 1:40 PM

The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don’t be a guy…

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Sundays in Highland

Posted Sunday, September 1st, 2019 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Food,Movies at 4:11 PM

Cecil’s hot pastrami + Toy Story 4

Originally published by DK on September 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Creepy Wizard of Oz

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:43 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 12:43 PM

The agriculture building really outdid itself this year

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Vincent Vega

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 09:07 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 9:07 AM

Jules, you give that fucking nimrod $1,500, I’ll shoot him on general principle…

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 9:07 am

Jules Winnfield

Posted Monday, August 5th, 2019 06:05 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 6:05 PM

The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd…

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2019 at 6:05 pm

I am Angst

Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2019 06:16 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Work at 6:16 PM

X Fest 2019, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on August 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

The ride that shaped my childhood

Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2019 09:47 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney,Movies,Personal at 9:47 AM

Add in Star Wars and it was a great time to be a nerdy kid

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

Now they’re just making up stuff

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 05:18 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 5:18 PM

That was never a character, right?

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Leia

Posted Friday, May 3rd, 2019 11:00 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:00 AM

I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee…

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Traveling (Ruby) Shoes

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 03:36 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 3:36 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/04/30/feature/the-case-of-dorothys-stolen-ruby-slippers/

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Perfect choice for May

Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 05:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney,Movies at 5:15 PM

Especially May the Fourth

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Ellen Griswold

Posted Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 09:08 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 9:08 AM

Catherine says he’s been holding out for a management position…

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2019 at 9:08 am

Wish this was still open

Posted Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies at 10:09 PM

We lived there a long, long time ago

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Charlie Bucket

Posted Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 02:33 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 2:33 PM

Grandpa, that money was for tobacco!

Originally published by DK on February 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

David Chase re: The Sopranos

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes,Television at 11:48 AM

They were like little movies, which is what I was always trying to do: A little movie every week…

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

New art from SK

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 12:15 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Movies at 12:15 AM

We are the music makers…

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 12:15 am

Randal Graves

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:11 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 9:11 PM

Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our shark.

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Nathan Arizona Sr.

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 11:23 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:23 AM

Hell, they’re all disgruntled. I ain’t running no damn daisy farm. My motto is “Do it my way or watch your butt!”

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

Clarence Odbody, AS2

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018 10:10 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 10:10 PM

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Star Wars Christmas

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 10:39 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Holidays,Movies at 10:39 AM

This app has it’s moments

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2018 at 10:39 am

Woot! Woot! Thanks, DGS

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Movies,Music at 2:44 PM

Oddly enough, this was delayed to my old work address, where Officer Kingsbury from MPD received it

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Mr. Shirley

Posted Thursday, November 29th, 2018 04:02 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 4:02 PM

I guess a healthy bottom line doesn’t mean much if to get it, you have to hurt the ones you depend on. It’s people that make the difference. Little people like you…

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Thumbs up on Ralph 2

Posted Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 04:59 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies at 4:59 PM

Liked how Ralph kept saying Eboy

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Meaning of Life

Posted Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 09:23 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 9:23 AM

Shut up, you American. You Americans, all you do is talk, and talk, and say “let me tell you something” and “I just wanna say.” Well, you’re dead now, so shut up!

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2018 at 9:23 am

Betelgeuse

Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 04:39 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 4:39 PM

I’ve seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT…

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Catbus with Totoro Inside

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 09:04 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Shopping at 9:04 PM

Watching the movie now…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Jules, Pulp Fiction

Posted Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 05:55 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 5:55 PM

Well, I’m a mushroom-cloud-layin’ motherfucker, motherfucker!

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Lady and the Tramp

Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 10:28 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Movies,Quotes at 10:28 PM

We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don’t please…

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Archie

Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 7:31 PM

I’m tellin’ ya baby, they kicked your little ass there. Boy, they whooped yer hide real good…

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2018 at 7:31 pm

Howdy, neighbor

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 09:52 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Movies at 9:52 PM

This brought back all the feels

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Bring back the park

Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Movies at 7:02 PM

…or Vegas works, I guess

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Dad

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 11:25 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:25 PM

You don’t want the bumpers, life doesn’t give you bumpers…

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 11:25 pm

That’s no moon

Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -5 in Movies at 10:54 PM

The first one is better than I remembered

Originally published by DK on May 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm

My middle name

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Movies at 6:31 PM

First wet ride during the challenge

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Han Solo

Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 02:33 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 2:33 PM

What an incredible smell you’ve discovered…

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2018 at 2:33 pm