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1 hour ago, David Andrews said:

Sir David, this is bad news on top of bad news for me - a Bond film addict.

Every new Bond film I would race to the theater at the earliest time showing ( afternoon ) which would usually mean I had a better chance at getting my perfect viewing seat location versus later "prime time" showings.

I would get in the theater as early as possible to also garner an open seat next to mine and drape my coat over the back to give it the appearance of being taken.

This covertly obtained open seat became my placement space for my enormous snack stash:

A huge size drum of popcorn and other candy counter treats which I am also addicted to such as chocolate covered raisins, junior mints, Rollo caramels, etc.

One of the most depressing aspects of the Covid monster is how it has cut me ( and my wife ) off from one of our strongest addictions.

My wife went to two movies a week before the Covid.

We had a 5 seperate film room indie movie theater downtown that showed foreign films and small budget films. She just loved this part of her life.

Usually she went alone either because of my preference for more action type films versus her attraction to more thoughtful story ones or chick flicks as they say? Or because of my loud and distracting lip smacking and chewing and swallowing from eating my snacks throughout the film.

We have been going through true physical and emotional withdrawals in this regards. Twitching, pacing back and forth, constant hand wringing, lashing out over minor issues.

The movies on TV just don't measure up. And we've seen almost every film offered on the standard movie channels already.

So, the other night in the middle of a meaningless withdrawal argument my wife just stopped and said ... "that's it!"

We decided to pay whatever these gouging movie streaming drug dealers (Amazon Prime?" "Hula?" ) were charging to see just one new good review A-list film for once.

We watched the new Tom Hanks film "News Of The World."

They charged us $20 BUCKS!

I had to curse at this con price. I yelled at the walls that even though movie theaters were close to or at that high price, at least they could justify it because of their overhead costs. Paid employees, equipment costs, building upkeep, utilities, theater and bathroom cleaning, etc.

But I calmed down and resigned myself to this stick up as we both needed our fix like you wouldn't believe.

I had my snacks but kept my chewing and swallowing muted and I sat at one of the farthest away angles to see the screen so as not to distract my wife's viewing.

And we both really enjoyed the film!

I think once a month we will probably pay this indulgent and unfair amount for the drug we need. 

I don't know how much the film studios make out of that $20 viewing fee, but if millions of Americans pay this, I think they can still make good money.

I was hoping the producers of this latest Bond film would have cracked by now and allowed it to be shown via these streaming services.

I would pay the $20 to see it.

 

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On 1/22/2021 at 12:45 PM, Joe Bauer said:

Every new Bond film I would race to the theater at the earliest time showing ( afternoon ) which would usually mean I had a better chance at getting my perfect viewing seat location versus later "prime time" showings.

I would get in the theater as early as possible to also garner an open seat next to mine and drape my coat over the back to give it the appearance of being taken.

 

Hah!  As a grown man, I left work early and drove 15 miles, at Bond-like speeds, across a major city and into the suburbs to catch a 10:10 PM opening-night showing of Skyfall.  I got in the car at 9:50 and my butt hit the seat just as the last trailer ended.

I wouldn't have done it for any Bond between Connery and Craig, though.

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Biden's top priority is not exactly featured in the MSM.

Maybe it will just go way, someday, if we live long enough.

 

The better video featuring Bobby Flores.

I neglected to click submit the other day.

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28 minutes ago, David Andrews said:

In England, the NHS managed to kill off Captain Sir Tom Moore, last survivor of the Battle of Britain.  It's like announcing that Betty White has Covid:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/02/captain-sir-tom-moore-dies-at-100-after-testing-positive-for-covid

A bit harsh David.  Cpt Moore passed away from Covid today, but couldn't have a Covid jab because of his pneumonia medication after a recent holiday in Barbados!  He wasn't a Battle of Britain vet either.  Served in the army in Burma.

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22 minutes ago, Pete Mellor said:

A bit harsh David.  Cpt Moore passed away from Covid today, but couldn't have a Covid jab because of his pneumonia medication after a recent holiday in Barbados!  He wasn't a Battle of Britain vet either.  Served in the army in Burma.

And now nothing stands between the mob and the English queen.

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Hard to believe we're roughly one year into the plague.

My wife is 65, and we're hoping she can get vaccinated here in Colorado this month.

I'm 64, and don't meet criteria yet to get on a local vaccination waiting list.

One of my daughters tested positive for COVID the week after Thanksgiving, but she has been o.k.

On the positive side, the Colorado ski resorts are open again this year, (with masks and restricted dining options) and I've been able to ski several times since December.  They've been good about enforcing mask wearing in the lift lines.

Our local park remains jammed with pedestrians, but people have been much better about wearing masks this year.  I think it has helped to have a POTUS who takes public health measures seriously.

I hope forum members here are having success in getting vaccinated.

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3 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

Hard to believe we're roughly one year into the plague.

My wife is 65, and we're hoping she can get vaccinated here in Colorado this month.

I'm 64, and don't meet criteria yet to get on a local vaccination waiting list.

One of my daughters tested positive for COVID the week after Thanksgiving, but she has been o.k.

On the positive side, the Colorado ski resorts are open again this year, (with masks and restricted dining options) and I've been able to ski several times since December.  They've been good about enforcing mask wearing in the lift lines.

Our local park remains jammed with pedestrians, but people have been much better about wearing masks this year.  I think it has helped to have a POTUS who takes public health measures seriously.

I hope forum members here are having success in getting vaccinated.

Congratulations on just surviving the last year W.  To myself as well.  I too am 64 and waiting on level 3 to materialize.  My wife's on the list due to diabetes.  My office neighbor tested positive in December, very mild case.  Still another reason retirement is a good thing, 40 cases on campus last week.  Students do congregate.

Buried in a box I still have that worn out, doesn't fit anymore, I Skied Wolf Creek t-shirt.  Jealous am I?  Yes.

Mask on, ski safe.

Extreme skiing compilation HD - Bing video

Memories of riding upside down, down the mountain, with the ski patrol in control.    

 

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