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April 16, 2021

'Never Look Away'

I'd never have watched this movie if I'd looked more closely at the description and details.

Why?

Because it's 189 minutes — that's 3 hours + 9 minutes — long.

That's way too long for a 2018 movie I hadn't heard a thing about, only happening on it while employing Apple TV's "Genius" function.

No wonder I hadn't read a word about it: at that length, there's no way most theaters would run it and it likely wasn't reviewed much.

I didn't realize it was that long till it started playing and the transient bar on the bottom of the screen said "189."

I thought it was a mistake and went back to the brief description and sure enough, it said "189 minutes."

I figured since I'd rented it, I might as well watch for a while.

Once I started, I couldn't stop.

It's a family saga that takes place in Germany, from the 1930s to the 1960s.

I was reminded of the superb "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis,"

Vittorio De Sica's family saga set in pre- and World War II Italy, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1972.

April 16, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Just in: October 2020 Google stats

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News travels slowly to Podunkville but this is ridiculous.

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One day last week I woke to find in my email box the stats pictured above and below.

I'm pleased that half the peeps who end up here do so on purpose.

Give me a minute, I'll sort you out.

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Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

April 16, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

Back story here

and here.

April 16, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Geese flying low in formation with a guy in a boat

April 16, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE LOSING

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From the website:

• Die-cut decal — NOT a cheap paper sticker

• Waterproof self-adhesive vinyl

• 3.25"W x 0.55"H

$2.49.

April 16, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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