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1SE – 1 Second Everyday – October 2020

October 31, 2020

Here is this month’s video. Runtime is about one minute. Enjoy.

Streaming Video

September 9, 2020

There seems to be more and more choices for streaming video. Plenty of companies trying to persuade you to sign up for your $7-$10 a month. I thought I would take a few minutes to write about the streamers that we have chosen.

First here are the ones that I like and intend to keep. Then I will tell you about the services that I will likely drop.

Netflix

Back in the day, Netflix rented movies on DVD’s. Remember DVD’s? We still have a DVD player and a few DVD’s, but we haven’t turned it on in over a year. They switched to the streaming opertion in 2007.

Lots of quality content. They seem to be ruling the Emmy awards these days. One show that we like has been “Schitt’s Creek”. This is a comedy about a family that lost all of their considerable fortune and forced to move to the podunk town of Schitt’s Creek. It’s a sort of reverse Beverly Hillbillies. Developed and starring Eugene Levy. Very funny.

We recently watched “Fiddler on the Roof”. Seems to be plenty of quality material.

HBO

HBO seems to be the grand dame of streaming. They been around for a long long time. Recently they have been going through some churnwith name changes. First it was HBO Go, HBO Now then HBO Max. Confusing.

So best I can tell that “HBO Max” is all of the streaming and HBO on the cable outlet for $15/month or maybe it’s $12/month. It’s very confusing.

We usually watch “Last Week Tonightwith John Oliver.

The other series we usually watch is “Real Time with Bill Maher“.

Disney+

We first got this channel a few month ago in order to see “Hamilton”. Hamilton was the hook. We had tickets to see the show in Los Angeles in June, but that got cancelled. Sigh. So we have watched Hamilton three times.

There seems to be plenty of other shows and movies to watch. We recently watched “Annie” (see my post on Annie) and a few other movies.

Amazon Prime

We watch a fair amount of movies on Amazon Prime/ Mostly, when we can’t find it on Netflix or Disney. Most of the good/recent movies show up here to rent, generally for $4 or $5. Rental is for 30 days, then once you start watching it, you have to finish the movie in 3 days. Some movies can be purchased for about $15.

It seems that when the theaters closed, much of the newly released films showed up for rent on Amazon Prime.

CBS – All Access

Here we watch a lot of our favorite CBS shows without ads. We watch Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Sunday Morning and sometimes the national news. Also, they have a funny show called “Tooning in the News” Cartoon characters give their spin on the news. Very funny.

Peacock

This is the NBC equivalent of CBS – All Access. I cancelled within a week. No support for ROKU. They couldn’t come to terms with ROKU. I am not going to watch stuff on my iPad instead of my 43” flat screen TV. Enough said.

Apex

We got this a few months ago for a show a few months ago. Haven’t watch anything recently. I’ll be dropping it soon. Not worth the $7/month.

Acorn

Heard about this from our friend in San Diego. Mostly British TV. Will try it when I get a chance. It’s $7 / month.

1 Second Everyday for November

December 1, 2019

Puttin’ on the Ritz

September 2, 2019

Here’s a little bit more I have added to my FB post on the subject. The song was written by Irving Berlin. Darn, he had a way with lyrics.

First version is the one done by Fred Astaire. Some of you children might not remember him.

Anyway, here’s the video:

Okay, now that you’ve watched that piece, here’s the one by Peter Boyle and Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein”:

And finally, here are the lyrics:

Have you seen the well-to-do
Up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air

High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time

Now, if you’re blue
And you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits
Puttin’ on the ritz
Different types who wear a day coat
Pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits
Puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Super-duper

Come, lets mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks or umberellas
In their mitts
Puttin’ on the ritz

Tips his hat just like an English chappie
To a lady with a wealthy pappy
Very snappy

You’ll declare its simply topping
To be there and hear them swapping
Smart tidbits
Puttin’ on the ritz

1 Second Everyday for March 2019

April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool’s Day. Here is my 1SE for the month of March. Enjoy!

1 Second Everyday – February 2019

March 1, 2019

Here we go with another 1SE for the month of February. Takes about a minute to watch.

1 Second Everyday – January

January 31, 2019

Here is my 1SE for the month of January.