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General (non-Linux) => Entertainment => Topic started by: ssfc72 on November 10, 2020, 12:52:58 am

Title: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: ssfc72 on November 10, 2020, 12:52:58 am
I am currently enjoying the 1950's movies starring the great English character actress Margaret Rutherford.
I especially like looking for the facial features she pulls when playing the character Miss Marple of the Agatha Christie novels.
Some of the Miss Marple ( an older lady amateur detective) movies are found on YouTube.
The one I am currently watching, Murder At The Gallop, I found through the Usenet groups.  I use, https://nzbfinder.ws/login ,to search for  movies/audiobooks .nzb files and the program Sabnzd+ , to download the media.
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: Jason on November 10, 2020, 12:58:22 am
Boy, .nzb files aren't something I've heard of in a few years. I remember that a former member was big on .nzb files. Bob and I visited his mancave once and he had a lot of movies he got over it from Usenet. Mark something? He might even have an account in this forum.

How did you get access to newsgroups? I don't believe any ISPs support them anymore or does nzbfinder give you access?
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: ssfc72 on November 10, 2020, 09:33:35 am
You need to subscribe to a Usenet provider, in order to be able to use a program like Sabnzb+, to download Media.
I used the Usenet provider,  usenet.farm  to provide the service.  They have a free trial  that you can use, to try them out.
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: Jason on November 10, 2020, 02:14:31 pm
Cool. I'm just curious but won't be doing it myself unless there's info in the newsgroups I'm interested in. I think it's mostly just spam and nzbs now. I'm restricting myself now to only shows or movies of the legal variety. I realized that I was ranting about how few people pay for content online even newspapers and realized that I wasn't being consistent when it came to videos. So I'm just trying to practice what I preach. :)

But not judging anyone. How can I when I did the same thing for decades? I do think a good argument can be made for downloading things you can't actually find anywhere to buy though. There's a lot of "out of print" stuff, as it were.
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: buster on November 10, 2020, 06:04:14 pm
"realized that I wasn't being consistent when it came to videos."

I do six inconsistent things before breakfast every day!
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: Jason on November 10, 2020, 09:28:02 pm
"realized that I wasn't being consistent when it came to videos."

I do six inconsistent things before breakfast every day!

I don't want to hear about your bathroom antics. :D
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: buster on November 11, 2020, 12:39:00 pm
Well my disappointment knows no bounds. I thought someone would recognize the reference to Through the Looking Glass.

Lewis Carroll wrote two classics that are considered children's book. Personally, I think they would be too challenging for any children I have known, but perfect for adults. Here's the full quote:

""I'm just one hundred and one, five months and a day."
"I can't believe that!" said Alice.
"Can't you?" the Queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." "
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: ssfc72 on November 11, 2020, 04:04:00 pm
I never did get around to reading that children's book. :-)
Title: Re: Margaret Rutherford 1960's movies. A great English character actress.
Post by: buster on November 11, 2020, 04:40:20 pm
This quote is sometimes used to promote creative thinking in business and writing workshops. A solution to a problem can come from the oddest places.