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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sometimes... 

You read something that gets it so exactly right that you have to stop and admire. This article in slate perfectly captures my feelings and proto-thoughts about HBO and HBO DVDs--the author even captured my feelings about the SFU montage (remember me raving about Sia?).

Basically, I could claim ownership to every opinion expressed in the article. That's weird (and wonderful).

The only thing that Sam Anderson doesn't give emphasis to, I think, is the communal element of watching the shows (either in real time or on DVD). Watching the first season of SFU with Jess and that last with Katie (the girls I've lived with always rock!) made it such a better experience. Discovering and loving the Wire with Mark and Jon is a different thing than liking Rome on my own; sure, the Wire's an intrinsically superior show, but the communal sharing of the plot and characters gives the Wire a richness that I couldn't provide on my own. And, obviously, the Sopranos is an event--something to plan one's evening around--a great reason for a dinner party (hint, hint, Mark).

Okay, back to work.

-Ziggy Stardust  16:48 EST | |

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This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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