Great Old Movies (free and online)

I love old black and white films from the 30s through the 50s.

There are thousands of them at the internet archive, and yesterday I reviewed my 250th one.  I know I’ve watched more than that, but I didn’t review every single one, although looking back over the last five years, I should have…

My reviews aren’t much, I usually leave the plot synopsis to other reviewers, my reviews just tell how enjoyable I found the film, so when I go back I can easily tell if I want to watch it again.

If you ever find yourself saying “There’s nothing on TV”, you should consider watching a great old movie for free online at the Internet Archive instead.

I am certain you will find just the right one for you in my list of reviews.

PS.  And there is always PBS online for some great television shows too!



I have always worn Timex watches.

Sometime I might tell you the story of the time I called them and complained about these “Carriage” brand watches they sell on their website, and they gave me some story about how they were still Timex watch innards only the name on the face was different …. something about the name not being appreciated by young buyers and “Carriage” was supposed to be a hipper line, or some such nonsense.  I told them what I thought of them not being proud of their own name.  Oh my.

Anyway, to continue – I have one that I replaced the battery on twice, but it won’t run.  Takes a licking, my foot.

I don’t know if it’s the watch or the battery, but the dreaded Ex gave me the watch and I figured when it stopped running that it was time (no pun intended, but I am sure there’s one in there about “time” and” ex”) to stop wearing it.

I’ve had my eye on one for years and of course Timex discontinued it. I found it at overstock, along with one I liked better but it had a questionable review about it being larger than the photo and perhaps not the best choice for small wrists, which I have, and of course the watch was on sale, and very Art Deco.

But I thought let me search around before I buy anything, and don’t be so sold on only buying a Timex and thought let me just check ebay for something antique-ish and vintage since Art Deco isn’t exactly my style, I prefer Art Nouveau.  I found this little gem with a proper pendant face…

and even though it doesn’t have the chain, it did have free shipping, and I can always find a chain or a thin silk cord at the craft shop.

And it was only 7 bucks, and I am an hour later sitting here still thinking – Boy, look at how nice that “Art Deco” watch is, I kind of wish I had bought it…  So if I am still thinking of it in the morning I might see if it’s still on sale.

GREAT television

I saw the BEST hour of television the other night (PBS of course!).  It was beautiful and awe-inspiring, and I feel like if you watch it I will have given you a gift.

Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke, a naturalist who went into the Alaskan wilderness in the 1960s, built himself a cabin by hand and lived alone in the wild for 35 years.

I promise that if you watch it, it will be one of the most enjoyable hours you will ever spend.

Below is part one of six, parts two through six are available at Youtube.

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Penis Kleen

Penis Kleen: WP doesn’t support items from the Internet Archive, so you’ll have to watch this HILARIOUS 24 second commercial on-site at the IA.org.


the new job

It was ok for my first day.  That’s all I can really say about it, other than I will be going back tomorrow…

And it was nice to start on Thursday, so just one more day and it’s already the weekend!