Chronologue

23 December 2010

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Watching iPhoto's "Last 12 Months" slideshow while listening to Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, all via AppleTV. I ♥ you again, Apple.

@ 10:40 p.m.

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Incredibly disappointed with the performance of our 27" iMac, despite the Quad i7. Think we got a lazy HD, so looking into SSD upgrades now.

@ 6:45 p.m.

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51 Birch Street

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Married 54 years, Mike and Mina Block were the picture of if not wedded bliss then at least rock-solid stability — or so thought their son, documentary filmmaker Doug Block. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former secretary, Doug suddenly realizes there was more to his parents’ union than met his eye. Turning his lens on his own family, he discovers much he never knew about the people who raised him.

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Miller's Crossing

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Trusted adviser to 1920s Irish crime boss Lee O’Bannon, Tom Reagan’s loyalty is tested when he takes up with O’Bannon’s gal pal, Verna Bernbaum. Meanwhile, rivals Johnny Caspar and Eddie Dane threaten O’Bannon’s racket. Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman and Marcia Gay Harden star in this marvelously crafted, unnerving crime-era epic helmed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

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The Life and Times of Tim: Season 1: Disc 1

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Angry Unpaid Hooker / Rodney’s Bachelor Party,” “Latino Tim / The Priest is Drunk,” “Senior Prom / Tim Fights an Old Man,” “Mad Dog Tim / Monday Night Confession” and “Tim, Stu and Marie / Miss February.”

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