Category Archives: Weird World of the Roku

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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In Praise of Physical Media

I’ve been kicking around ideas for this article for a while. Originally it was going to be one of my frugal/cheapskate posts, but recent events have changed it into something else. A friend of mine has done the unthinkable and … Continue reading

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Digital Sanctuary No More

I got my first Roku streaming box almost ten years ago. I have written before of my stubborn resistance to a cable TV subscription and my struggle with rabbit ears and video shops. When I first heard of streaming boxes, … Continue reading

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We are now in control of the transmission

This illustration which I cobbled together in my absolute favorite vector art program Affinity Designer is sort of a response to my last illustration which featured former television icon Bonnie Franklin. Whereas Ms Franklin’s televised efforts in the situation comedy … Continue reading

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The Vector Chainsaw Massacre

Here is another Halloween Head I illustrated in the marvelous vector design application called Affinity Designer. I started this yesterday morning with a vague polygon shape for a face and a cog shape for hair. I wasn’t sure if it … Continue reading

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The Post-Apocalypse on $5 a Day

As Halloween approaches, I continue to watch some of the bottom-of-the-barrel horror films that I used to watch on UHF television way back when. Movies like this were usually presented by a horror host and constantly interrupted by commercials for … Continue reading

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Halloween Screenings Continue

Amazon Prime is the gift that keeps giving this Halloween season with an incredible selection of low-budget but beloved (by me) horror and science fiction films. I just watched Earth VS The Spider which I haven’t seen since the late … Continue reading

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The Horror of Party Beach

One of my all time favorite, so-bad-it’s-good, horror films is available in a beautiful, high definition transfer on Amazon’s Prime. The Horror of Party Beach is  the only beach party movie to have been made in Connecticut, and other than … Continue reading

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Pill Poppin’ Truckers and Frankenstein Monsters

I’ve been sitting on the couch lately, doodling while watching trash on my Roku streaming box. I dumped Netflix over a year ago but hung onto Amazon’s Prime Video. It’s got a lot of popular movies, television series and compelling … Continue reading

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The Astounding She-Monster

…and I am astounded at what I will sit through. Amazon’s Prime Video appears to be the gift that keeps on giving. They seem to be topping off their video offerings with a lot of classic movies that I was … Continue reading

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