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2011: the year of keeping it simple

Things I've given up in recent years that I don't particularly miss:

Most of my hair products
Getting into arguments online (yes, email counts)
Cute but uncomfortable shoes
Seeing movies in the cinema
Watching violent or depressing movies
Keeping up with the news

I could also make a list of things I've given up that I do miss and hope to have again someday, but I'm focusing on the positive here. Comfort and simplicity are of the good.

Humor, meanwhile, is always good. So enjoy this inspired blend of Weird Al and Doctor Who, in which it is proven that David Tennant's Doctor is, indeed, white and nerdy. No wonder I loved him!



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Jan. 24th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
We're still catching up to the present with Doctor Who, but I really do enjoy David Tennant in the role. Too bad he only did three seasons. The current guy is ok, but not as good from the Christmas Carol episode we watched.

Of course, I also liked Chris Eccelson a lot too. He reminded me a lot of Tom Baker (I still consider him the definitive Doctor), personalitywise.

As for movies in the cinema... You don't miss them? Out of curiosity, why? I ask only because I rather enjoy seeing re occasional movie on the big screen. For me, somemovies almost demand it. Others, it's just plain fun. But then again, I don't go frequently so may e that's why it holds some appeal.
Jan. 24th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Someone asked the same thing on Facebook. :) So, I'll repeat my answer, more or less:

That one's borderline. I *will* enjoy returning to the cinema when it becomes more practical, but still...half an hour of previews and commercials. A screen so big you can't actually see what's going on sometimes, and sometimes get headaches from trying to take it all in. (I never understood the whole "You need to see this one on the big screen" remark, at least when it comes to the view. TV's are pretty darn good these days.) Seldom getting good seats. Everything, including admission, costing way way way too much. Other than the "getting to go out" part and the general theater ambiance, I don't miss much. I look forward much more to live theater.

Addendum: the exception is of course when there's some movie I'm dying to see, and for which it's also equally cool to be a part of the audience reaction--such as the Lord of the Rings films. But those come along very rarely. On the whole, I'm happy to wait for a DVD release!
Jan. 25th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
Wow, I could have written this. Except I do sort of miss seeing movies in the theater. I love the big screen and the surround sound, plus it's my only chance to see a movie without the hustle and noise of a house with twelve people living in it distracting me.
Jan. 27th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Heh, yes, if I had 12 people in the house, that might improve my fondness for the cinema too! And actually I do look forward to attending it again, it's just that I don't miss it much for now. Uncomfortable shoes, however, I may never return to again.
Jan. 27th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
We hardly ever seen movies in the theater - why paid through the nose when the DVD will be out soon? The only exceptions are Harry Potter films and the occasional "must see."
Jan. 27th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
I sometimes suspect movies will go almost entirely to on-demand at-home viewing. However, the excitement of being part of a large audience is sometimes fun, such as for HP and LOTR movies, so humankind probably won't give that up entirely.
Feb. 9th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
The only movies I've seen in the cinema - or anywhere else - for the past decade are movies I can see with the kids. Luckily that includes LOTR and HP, and of course Disney & Miyazaki. But I haven't seen a "grown-up" movie, or wanted to, since the last millennium.
Feb. 9th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
When you can stream them these days, or have them mailed directly to your own comfortable house, I don't see what the rush is to go overpay to sit in the cinema for most films. I do miss the "having a night out" feature--but that applies more for live theater, music, and restaurant type of outings than for the cinema.
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