Happenings

Hello everyone. I’m taking a bracket break to update my blog for the first time in way too long. My reasons for not having written sooner are many but can best be summed up as laziness. At least I’m honest, right?
Let us see if I can’t catch you all up on the “happenings” in my life. This shouldn’t take too long but probably will take longer than it should.

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Get 20% Off Your Next Movie or TV Show Purchase or Rental at Vudu

I don’t typically use Vudu to purchase or rent movies or TV shows. I’m more of an Amazon or especially iTunes kind of guy mostly for convenience purposes. However, 20% off your next purchase or rental is too good for even me to pass up.

How exactly does one get 20% off their next purchase or rental at Vudu? It is very easy, simply click here and enter the promo code WWEUNIVERSE.

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Audible Offers ‘Born a Crime’ By Trevor Noah for Free

One of the things I talked about in my interview on the Talking Audiobooks Podcast is how to get a lot of audiobooks for very little money and that included being on the lookout for free books. As usual, I try to let readers of my blog know when a book is available for free and leave it up to you to decide if it is something you are interested in. To me, the most important thing is making sure the information is available.

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Feeling Off

Today is one of those days where I am writing for the sake of posting every day. The truth is that I don’t really think I have all that much of interest to say today but as I have kept my goal to post something new every day, I would hate to see it end. Besides, getting out of the habit of posting regularly is pretty easy for me and I would hate for this blog to go silent even if its value is somewhat questionable.

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Voice Post: Fuller House and Other Stuff

This voice post contains discussion of my Saturday, the weather and a friend’s birthday party. Then I discuss the new Netflix series ‘Fuller House’ and why there is a different reaction between critics and members of the viewing audience. Some mild spoilers so if you plan to watch the show, I don’t give away too much but it isn’t a spoiler free discussion.

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Voice Post: Shopping, TV and Stuff

Just another voice post in which I discuss my trip to the grocery store, the start of spring training and what I’ve been watching on TV as of late.

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Voice Post: Talkin’ Baseball and The Simpsons

This voice post was recorded as I was preparing to watch ‘Homer at the Bat’ which is one of my favorite episodes of ‘The Simpsons’. I talk about the episode, screw up an exchange between Burns and Smithers and then transition into talking about baseball in general.
I discuss why baseball losses involving my favorite team bother me more than losses in football, basketball or hockey.
The discussion then leads me back to a discussion of ‘The Principal and the Pauper’ which is one of my least favorite episodes of ‘The Simpsons’.

I conclude with a brief comment on the value I get out of recording these voice posts. Then I stammer my way through a Valentine’s Day comment before calling it a day.

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Latest Reason to Love The Internet: An Oral History of TGIF

At some point in my history of writing on The Internet, I wrote about my dream book. The book that I would love to read more than any other. It was an oral history of the ABC programming block, TGIF. Well, it isn’t a book but EW has given me my oral history of TGIF.

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Why I Love The Internet…Today

I don’t always post links to things I have read online and enjoyed but I am absolutely going to in this instance.

Thrillist has An Oral History of Double Dare!

Aside from porn (not that I know anything about that but I do hear rumors) and being the force that introduced me to Ric Gillespie, this is the reason The Internet exists.

Tuesday

Much like yesterday, I don’t have a lot to say today. I know if I skip a day of writing it will be easy for me to skip it more often. That’s the start to this site becoming neglected. So I’m writing now and I have no idea what will come out but at least it will be something.

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Commercial Free Hulu

Today, Hulu announced a new commercial free service for $11.99 a month. This means there are essentially three different versions of Hulu for you to pick from if you are so inclined.
The first is the free version. Can’t be watched on a mobile device, tablet or streaming box. Has less content than the pay version and it also runs with ads.
The $7.99/month plan. You can watch on mobile, tablet and streaming devices, have a wider content library and it does still contain ads.
The $11.99/month version. Features the same content lineup but with the exception of 7 series from ABC and NBC runs without commercial interruption.

So the question I must ask myself, is $4 extra per month worth it for no commercial interruption? I say no commercial interruption because the 7 series that will still contain commercials are not shows I ever watch.

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Getting September Off to a Good Start

Last week, I wrote a post detailing the follow-up to my original post regarding issues I had ordering TripleMania XXIII. Honestly, I thought that would be the end of it. Things were solved and I was happy. I was just a guy expressing my appreciation in a world where it seems only the complainers speak because the contented are…content.

I found out this morning that this was not the end of the story and that it got even better. You can file this under the “it pays to say nice things” category.

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