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Movie Listings for the week of 01-01

I have Time Warner digital cable in NYC, with all DVR and all the movie channels. There are several thousand movies shown each week that I could potentially record and watch later. The following is a list of all movies on the cable stations I subscribe to being shown this upcoming week; I'm going to use it to set my DVR to record what I want in advance. Maybe you'll find it useful too, if you've got a similar setup. If you see one of your favorites listed and want to make sure others watch it, post a comment. This list is automatically generated each week and is sorted by the rating the movie got from a website that will go nameless, and movies rated too low are left out; click on the movie name for showtime details.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Dances With Wolves (1990) Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Gods and Monsters (1998) L.A. Confidential (1997) Princess Mononoke (1997) The Crying Game (1992) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) A Man and a Woman (1966) Blazing Saddles (197…

Whimsical ketchup? Hell yes!

The ever diligent Ross McS. spotted some interesting condiments in the wild. Aware of my interest in interesting condiments, he did a little investigation and found out what's up.

(At Least) Three Cheers for Cause and Effect

34's semi-regular (depending on your views on time) feature, The Times hyperbolic quantum mechanical rhetoric of the day, is back in full effect, courtesy of yesterday's Science Times article on "quantum trickery":

These atoms were each spinning clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time. Moreover, like miniature Rockettes they were all doing whatever it was they were doing together, in perfect synchrony. Should one of them realize, like the cartoon character who runs off a cliff and doesn't fall until he looks down, that it is in a metaphysically untenable situation and decide to spin only one way, the rest would instantly fall in line, whether they were across a test tube or across the galaxy.

The full extent of its silliness came in the 1920's when quantum theory became quantum mechanics.

Most physicists agreed with Bohr, and they went off to use quantum mechanics to build atomic bombs and reinvent the world.

Every article the Times publishes about quantu…

Movie Listings for the week of 12-28

I have Time Warner digital cable in NYC, with all DVR and all the movie channels. There are several thousand movies shown each week that I could potentially record and watch later. The following is a list of all movies on the cable stations I subscribe to being shown this upcoming week; I'm going to use it to set my DVR to record what I want in advance. Maybe you'll find it useful too, if you've got a similar setup. If you see one of your favorites listed and want to make sure others watch it, post a comment. This list is automatically generated each week and is sorted by the rating the movie got from a website that will go nameless, and movies rated too low are left out; click on the movie name for showtime details.
Amadeus (1984) Das Boot (1981) Glory (1989) M*A*S*H (1970) Mean Streets (1973) The Great Escape (1963) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Titanic (1997) Woodstock (1970) Chicago (2002) Deliverance (1972) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Funny Face…