Monday, October 17, 2011

Day #21,852

Walk km 8848-8857 (12,995 to go): every block walk: northwest from 41st Ave Station

dog in the hedge
approx km 8856 Hudson Street

Netflix video: Vice Guide To Travel

Not a movie. Not a TV show. Just some travel films made by Vice magazine and sold direct to video. I used to read Vice magazine back in the 90s when it was published in Montreal. It seems they're still around but now headquartered in New York.
Most of these films are quite good. They go to places that you or I would never want to set foot: North Korea, Chernobyl, Liberia or Mecca. Some of the films are very short (I would assume that's because they didn't find anything worthwhile). Some are quite long (the guide to Poland was sponsored by a vodka distiller and was by far the worst and the longest at over 1 hour).
The last one is about North Korea and the last item is the farewell karaoke party where the film's host finds "Anarchy In The U.K." on the karaoke machine (the machine was imported from South Korea). He sings Anarchy In The U.K. and his minders just stare at him like he's gone insane.
Watch it if you have plenty of time on your hands.

Book #394: Complete Stories Of Truman Capote (Truman Capote, 1943-82)

The stories are quite good. I'm just not a short story person.
Didn't realize that Capote was a southern writer (most of the stories are set there with a few set in New York).

Movie #1853: Train Of Events (1949, various)

Another of the British movies available from that bloke on YouTube who's been taping them off the telly. This one took three directors to make. Another enjoyable change of pace from the usual Hollywood fare. It's a short story type movie with four seperate stories all ending in a train wreck on the 3:45 to Liverpool.

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