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PostSun Oct 18, 2020 11:46 am 
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I watched "Enola Holmes" last night on Netflix.  Younger sister of Sherlock.  Stars Millie Bobby Brown from "Stranger Things."  It was a lot of fun.  Based on a book.  I would assume they are looking at franchising it.
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PostSun Oct 18, 2020 12:56 pm 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
I might be misremembering, but I think there was some reason to believe that each arm basically has its own "brain" and they could function or even behave very independently from each other.

This phenomenon is mentioned in the program. I guess you could say that the octopus "thinks by feeling", at least in part. Pretty cool. "Nature" (PBS) had a cool program on octopi a while back that was fascinating; no longer available to stream except for members.  Then there's the amazing Inky, the escape artist.  biggrin.gif

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PostMon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 pm 
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YouTube. NW connection is Otokichi.

Kairei, 1983.

Mostly in Japanese.

A stylized, at best story of Otokichi. Donít watch if you donít have outline of his life, unless youíre a Japanese speaker.

A novelty, Johnny Cash(!) plays HBCís Vancouver Factor John McLoughlin. I think they spent $1.43 on his wig, at a Halloween store on Nov. 1st. I wondered if all the english speakers are so slow and stilted so Japanese with modest and better english skills can both listen and read the sub-titles.

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bestest every virus quarantine movie is 'the omega man' with charlton heston only man to have the antivirus serum.. hospitals loaded with corpses and dead cities.....
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The reviews were not kind to Hillbilly Elegy on Netflix, but I found it gripping, if not uncomfortable at times, and I recommend you watch it for yourself.  Themes of addiction, child abuse, poverty, and cultural elitism are at our doorstep and in our own families, not just in Appalachia.  I need to read the book, which I hear, explores more of the struggle between one's family/culture vs. the outside world.  Seems like a companion piece to Tara Westover's Educated.

If you want a sampling of the negative reviews, click below.  If not, as I said, watch it for yourself first to see what the conversation is about.

https://www.vox.com/culture/21547862/hillbilly-elegy-netflix-explained-rural-vance

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Get Out and Go wrote:
The reviews were not kind to Hillbilly Elegy on Netflix, but I found it gripping, if not uncomfortable at times, and I recommend you watch it for yourself.  Themes of addiction, child abuse, poverty, and cultural elitism are at our doorstep and in our own families, not just in Appalachia.  I need to read the book, which I hear, explores more of the struggle between one's family/culture vs. the outside world.  Seems like a companion piece to Tara Westover's Educated.

If you want a sampling of the negative reviews, click below.  If not, as I said, watch it for yourself first to see what the conversation is about.

https://www.vox.com/culture/21547862/hillbilly-elegy-netflix-explained-rural-vance

I read the book a couple years ago and can't remember much about it, but the movie, like most movies, didn't seem to be much like the book.  The movie was more dramatic.

There's another book out there that may even be referenced in Hillbilly Ellegy which is a better read.  I have no idea of book title or author, but I read it also.  I'm thinking it's author (who is dead) had a theory that men of Scottish, British, or Irish blood have a very nasty trait in common.  They fantasize about killing humans.  He claimed that no other group did that.  His book had various chapters based on religion, work, education, guns, etc.  Wish I could remember the title.  Redneck something???  Dunno.  I'll maybe google that.

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