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Where To Stick The Scart [May. 27th, 2009|10:03 am]
Tony Grist
Our DVD player went on the blink last night, so I disconnected it and dug out the one we were given as a "free gift" for subscribing- several years back- to The Poirot Collection, removed its polythene wrappings and hooked it up.   I'm sort of proud of myself: not only can I work the remote- and many men my age can't-  I also know where to stick the scart.

Having set up my new DVD player, I proceeded to watch Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain- which is a terrible, terrible movie- not only pretentious but stupid.
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[User Picture]From: wlotus
2009-05-27 10:26 am (UTC)
*applause* You have proven you can do anything. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-27 01:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe not quite anything :)
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2009-05-27 12:29 pm (UTC)
What's "the skart"?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-27 01:09 pm (UTC)
It's a mis-spelling. I meant "scart". Whoops!
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2009-05-27 01:51 pm (UTC)
What's a scart?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-27 02:03 pm (UTC)
It's a lead that connects two smart-arsed electrical thingummies together.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-05-27 03:45 pm (UTC)
"scart" - a new word for my vocabulary. My son was my hooker-upper for electronics, but now he lives 1500 miles away, so I will have to hire a "geek" if I buy any more new gadgets.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-27 07:30 pm (UTC)
My brother-in-law is my computer expert.

And Ailz, while no expert, is handy and knowledgeable too.
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From: ext_127439
2009-05-31 03:01 am (UTC)
I concur- The Fountain was about the epitome of try-hard artsiness. I kept thining the duff dialogue and overwhelming ominousness of everything would cut out and it would start to rock out a little- but that nerver really happened. Odd, because Aronofosky before had been right on the money. Maybe just a little too in love with the ideas in his movie and not so concerned about rendering them intelligible and sympathetic to his viewers.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-31 08:06 am (UTC)
Everything about it was wrong. The writing was melodramatic, the acting was overwrought, the history was bogus, the basic situation- wealthy vivisectionist seeks cure for wife's illness- was risible. I'm amazed it got the green light.
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