July 23rd, 2003

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Netflix - This is Spinal Tap

So I finally joined Netflix over the weekend, and amazingly got the first 2 movies today - that's blindingly fast. (I signed up Saturday, they're closed on weekends, they shipped on Monday, today's Tuesday... you do the math. ;) )

So I watched This is Spinal Tap tonight - finally - after wanting to see it for a long time but never getting around to it. Great, great, great movie. :) After watching the movie, I watched about an hour and a half of extras - stuff cut from the movie, some amusing trailers and ads, and started in on the commentary track but I was too tired to finish it. Amazing how an 84 minute movie could keep me occupied for 3 hours. ;)

Anyways, I'm loving Netflix so far. I'm still in the 10 day free trial period (obviously) but I don't think I'll be canceling at the end. ;) If I do just 3 movies a week, which is easy, then you're talking 12-15 movies a month - well worth the $20/month cost. I still don't have cable, but now I don't mind so much. Anyways, most of the good series seem to be coming out on dvd anyways, heh. 3 dvd's a week will let me rip through the Sopranos and every other HBO series I missed in just a few months. :)

Ah well, I'm tired, I'm going to bed.
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2 people shot in City Hall

Tipped off by kibbles posting in newyorkers.

CNN:
"NEW YORK (CNN) -- A gunman opened fire from a balcony in the City Council chamber at New York's City Hall Wednesday, shooting a man multiple times before being shot himself, witnesses told CNN."
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/07/23/ny.shooting/index.html

NY Times:
"NEW YORK -- A gunman opened fire inside the City Council chambers Wednesday afternoon during a routine hearing, leaving two victims sprawled side by side on a second-floor balcony. Police were still searching for the shooter nearly an hour later."
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/23/nyregion/23WIRE-HALL.html?hp

The rest:
http://news.google.com/

Update: Apparently, the only casualty was also the founder of a local city anti-violence group. Seems like an awfully big coincidence to me. Check it out: http://www.jedavis-stopviolence.org/meta2.html

Update 2: I'm not going to bother updating with new news, everyone here is capable of clicking and reading, so I'll just close by mentioning that the shooter was apparently someone running against him, a political rival, and yeah, that's screwed up.