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2007 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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April 12, 2008

To Sleep
Saturday. There are some few movies I'll watch more than once, some of them you'll find on other people's lists of favorites but most of them movies most people wouldn't admit to in public; not for being scandalous, you understand, but for being dumb/dorky/naive each of which I watch, well, less than once in a year. So (to cut to the chase) I don't buy many movies. Over the last two days, however, I've watched the first season of The Wire and I now understand what the critics have been talking about and why, maybe, the audience hasn't been large enough finally to keep it on the air. It creates its own gritty, often times (hell, most often times) depressing and all too close to the bone swipe at the 21st Century human condition for an audience to come away from it feeling overly warm and fuzzy. But boy-howdy is it good. So it's unusual that I should go to Amazon to end run Netflix and buy the twenty-five DVD's that cover all five seasons.

And you did?

I did until the price brought me back to reality. This not watching movies twice still applies to The Wire. Last year I might have pushed the button. If The Wire had a lens I probably would have pushed the button. I'll stay getting them from Netflix, although they haven't had them in stock for the last whatever number of weeks I've been waiting.

And this is your journal entry for the day?

How many television series have you seen that don't put you to sleep?

The photograph was taken at the 2007 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Parade with a Nikon D2Xs mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/2000th second, f 2.8, ISO 100.