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Nov 12, 2015 09:49AM

967 This is just page one, the Olympics chat will stop soon and the real sports fans will start - especially once there is a big game.
967 I didn't understand that book/movie change either at first, thought they just wanted something more visual, but then I decided they did it so that we could join in on the reveal, rather than have someone read it aloud. Probably more powerful that way.

I know what you mean about PKD, I have trouble with his writing style a little. Too many drugs, maybe. :-P What I appreciate most about him are the ideas themselves, not the execution so much.
Nov 11, 2015 10:23PM

967 I really really hope The Expanse is good. I have missed space shows!
Nov 11, 2015 02:55PM

967 Some are not so much inappropriate as just not so good.

Man with No Name

This one is funny.
Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies

Nov 11, 2015 02:41PM

967 Nancy wrote: "So what exactly is the free content that is offered on those cable channels? The free content on their websites seems to be clips."

I think it is different for every channel. Some offer a lot of good stuff, some only offer crap, like clips.
Nov 11, 2015 01:27PM

967 Some channels are hybrids - check out this link:

"Roku features several cable channels like FOX, A&E, History Channel (and dozens more) that offer a combination of free content, plus a full line-up of channel content you can access with your cable subscription credentials. "
Nov 11, 2015 11:54AM


Nov 11, 2015 09:50AM

967 Here's my "favorite". Female Dairy Farm

"A virus destroys all milk producing animals on earth. In order for humans to survive an impeding apocalypse the public calls upon willing females to donate their cream for the good of humanity. Few volunteer, and as the demand rises the salary for a year's work of diary production at the farm rises to 1 million dollars.

18 year old Jen just lost her job and 1 million dollars sounds real nice. She soon finds herself on a bus with overflowing breasts that are aching to be drained headed straight for the mysterious farm. This story is so hot that Amazon won't let me tell you more. You'll have to click "look inside" to find out what happens next."

Nov 11, 2015 09:47AM

967 Lupe wrote: "No. Just. No. I went and read some reviews (OMG PEOPLE READ THIS?!?!?!) And I can't scrub out my brain OMG I CAN'T!!!"

Lupe, you should see some of the titles Randy finds when he posts freebies. Let me dig up a few...
Nov 11, 2015 09:43AM

967 W. wrote: "Stay in your own phylum, Gertie! <--this may be my new author sig"

Check out that wattle, scaly skin, and those sexy thighs. Ha cha cha.

(Oh god. I'm actually starting to make myself feel a little sick, lol.)

Haha I just noticed the woman is wearing gloves. I wonder if that hurts the raptor's feelings?
Nov 11, 2015 08:40AM

967 That raptor is hot.
Nov 11, 2015 08:39AM

967 Sticks like Chromecast, are a little more basico, Roku and Fire sticks exist too. They are a little slower, no memory expansion etc. Since the boxes aren't that expensive I think they are a better option though the sticks are probably decent.

Like W. Said the Roku just lets you get the content onto the tv if you don't have a kind of tv that already has some way to do that. I plug mine in with an HDMI cable and it lets me watch everything I suscribe to like Netflix Hulu and

It isn't so much for getting the content as displaying it, though there are also a bunch of free channels of less exciting stuff, including some games.

My monthly bill is under $20 and it is more than enough tv. :-)

I think in the end it depends on which shows you like - because some shows for home improvement, cooking, documentaries, reality shows etc. won't be as easily available this way.

Nancy - I think the problem for you will be accessing content from channels like Discovery and History.

Does anyone know what the options are for those?
967 Wastelands temporarily ruined apocalyptic anthologies for me. Not because I thought it was bad m, but because on average they were downer stories, and it chipped away at my spirit one story at a time. It is like some dark books that make you then want to take a week to recuperate. Decent collection I just didn't exactly enjoy it per se. Then again the same could be said about a lot of respectable PA books, like The Road.
Nov 10, 2015 11:37PM

967 Okay thanks Jennifer. :-)
Nov 10, 2015 08:33PM

967 I use a Roku player with Netflix and Amazon for less new stuff, and Hulu for the new stuff.
Nov 10, 2015 07:52PM

967 Thanks! Just no pre-order option then right?
Nov 10, 2015 03:23PM

967 Hey Jennifer, this will be available in paperback at some point right? Do you have any idea when?
967 Thank you Papaphilly!
Nov 10, 2015 02:50PM

967 Okay, thanks. So I haven't seen season 10 and I am happy there IS a season 11. Maybe I can watch 10 then. :-P
Nov 10, 2015 01:32PM

967 Minority Report is funny, I thought it was OK at first but it has grown on me and now I like it quite a bit.