Category Archives: Weird World of the Roku

Doodles on the Couch

I’m back to doodling on the couch in an inexpensive but halfway decent sketchbook and watching my favorite streaming channel Tubi. Yes, Tubi is supported by advertising, but the commercials are a lot less obtrusive than the other streamers and … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Flea Market of Streaming Channels

As I’ve said before, when I am sketching, I like to have noise in the background which is sometimes music but it’s usually the TV tuned to something that doesn’t require my strict attention. Trashy television shows and B movies … Continue reading

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Give it a CHANCE

I’m writing this post to draw attention to a show of which I was completely unaware on a streaming platform that never held any appeal for me. The show is Chance and it is available on Hulu.

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The Nadir

As far as culture and entertainment, it often feels as if we are living through the worst of times. Old cranks like myself constantly opine that entertainment is not entertaining either through the sheer ineptitude or the callous disregard of … Continue reading

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An Italian Sketchbook and Some Familiar Faces

I finished off a nice little sketchbook that Tony Visco picked up for me when he was in Florence a couple years ago.

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The Original Animal House

See if this sounds familiar: In a college town circa 1962 a group of students carouse from bar to bar, falling in and out of bed with coeds as well as married women and culminating in a prank that has … Continue reading

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Sofa Sketches and an Obscure Remake

I’ve been sitting on the sofa with a sketchbook in my lap trying out some of my new art materials and playing around with a few I forgot I had. I should be up at my desk in my studio, … Continue reading

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A Lady Cabbie and George Sanders’ Brother

Here’s another satisfying but forgotten mystery movie the likes of which used to play regularly at local movie houses when there were local movie houses. Eventually films like this would pad out the schedules of local UHF channels to be … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Long before the overstuffed, CGI abominations such as The Day After Tomorrow and Man of Steel which I refer to as disaster porn and four decades before the disaster cycle of films of the ’70s such as The Towering Inferno … Continue reading

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A Pretty Good Little Sketchbook

Tina snagged this 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch Canson XL Mixed Media sketchbook from a big box store to hopefully replace my beloved Sketchbook from Heaven. It wasn’t quite the replacement for that cheap but inexplicably magical doodle pad, but … Continue reading

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Why I Stick With Physical Media

Pepe Le Pew — that’s why! Having heard that maladjusted moralists with way too much time on their hands have targeted the beloved cartoon character and are trying to ban him from future appearances as well as streaming platforms, I … Continue reading

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The Light at the Edge of the World

I’m falling out of love with streaming. I’ve grown weary of a number of television streaming options and have pruned them from my monthly expenses. The free, ad supported streaming platforms occasionally offer a pleasant surprise, but the barrage of … Continue reading

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Superman’s Mustache

A police woman shares a telephone receiver with homicide detective Sam Haynes played by a mustachioed George Reeves in The Blue Gardenia.

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Product Tampering

This is a follow-up to my article regarding my declining ardor for streaming services. What I adored in it’s infancy has grown into a fairly ugly and bratty child. I don’t hold out a lot of hope for streaming entertainment’s … Continue reading

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