Vids other than surfing thread (cool doccos, movies etc)

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indo-dreaming started the topic in Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 at 4:42pm

Indonesia is full of so many contradictions in so many different ways but this place takes the cake.

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Patrick Friday, 30 Jul 2021 at 8:51am

Fantastic Fungi now on netflix

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Patrick Friday, 30 Jul 2021 at 8:51am

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garyg1412 Friday, 30 Jul 2021 at 10:11am

Blowin one of the best American detective series ever I reckon. The struggle street middle America theme was good viewing and so honest compared to a lot of the other similar stuff that comes from there. Only other ones that come close would be Ray Donovan and True Detective series if you haven't seen them.

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Jono Friday, 30 Jul 2021 at 10:44am
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Only other ones that come close would be Ray Donovan and True Detective series if you haven't seen them.

Definite thumbs up for those 2 shows.

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Blowin Friday, 30 Jul 2021 at 10:52am

Will check them out. Thanks very much.

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thermalben Saturday, 31 Jul 2021 at 6:21am

Flicking through Netflix last night, saw an interesting video image with "Viva the Underdogs" in text. Clicked on it, and it's a docco on Byron band Parkway Drive (mental note: this is a classic example of the strength of a good thumbnail image.. I wouldn't have known it was them otherwise).

I haven't really followed the progression of PD since I first heard 'em around '05/'06; their style back then was metalcore - seemingly close to some of my own tastes, but for some reason I just didn't click with it.

Anyway, fuck me. These guys are massive, headling huge festivals around the world.

Even if you don't like the music, the docco is a fascinating insight into how hard these blokes have worked over the last 15 years. They've managed to achieve a status that has seemed to elude almost every Australian band that's ever given it a shot, and they've done it in a non-commercial genre too, which is incredible.

And although it's not my kinda thing, they managed to conceptualise and pull off a pretty incredible stage show, including a full pyrotechnic production. The scale of what they're doing is off the hook, I don't know how they manage to do it.

And chops! Far out, these guys can play. The drummer Ben has better feet than most of us can play with our hands!

Definitely check it out. They seem like a bunch of great guys, and they all surf really well too!

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udo Saturday, 31 Jul 2021 at 6:36am

Will def watch

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Patrick Saturday, 31 Jul 2021 at 11:17am

Yeah thanks Ben, looks great.

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Jono Thursday, 5 Aug 2021 at 12:29pm

Two Aussies through to the Olympic skatepark final this arvo: https://7plus.com.au/live-tv?channel-id=TOK27

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manic- mat -rider Thursday, 5 Aug 2021 at 6:37pm

Australian Keegan Palmer the winner . Some incredible skating from many of the skaters.

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udo Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 at 5:12pm

Na no way

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simba Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 at 5:47pm

well if she did it in high heels i would have been impressed.......still was

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udo Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 at 9:35pm

Tonights show

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 19 Aug 2021 at 5:35pm

Real life Mike Nolan, maybe not everyone's cup of tea but it does have a funny moment towards the end.

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groundswell Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021 at 3:49am

the hunt for Safron oil for Exctacy pills.

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Blowin Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021 at 5:33pm

16 year old kiwi possum trapper immersing himself in solo bush living

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simba Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021 at 7:04pm

porn?

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dastasha Friday, 27 Aug 2021 at 7:49pm

Just watched The River Runner on Netflix - In this documentary a kayaker sets out to become the first man to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet's sacred Mount Kailash.

Some parallels with surfing in this doco - big water, and you can prepare and plan all you want but there's no guarantee that it will all come together in the moment.

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etarip Friday, 27 Aug 2021 at 8:16pm
indo-dreaming wrote:
Real life Mike Nolan, maybe not everyone's cup of tea but it does have a funny moment towards the end.”

With you on this IndoD. Swellnet put me onto the the Big Lez / Mike Nolan path. It’s an acquired taste, I’m sure, but I’ve gotten a lot of solid belly laughs out of it. Also brought on some deep reflection… I think Sassy is my fav.

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stunet Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 9:58am

After a few months off, the family is back to watching 'Alone'. We've just watched Series 7, which is possibly the best series yet. Unlike earlier series, where it seemed the contestants were a mix of the foolhardy, the bullheaded, with a sprinkling of survivalists, this series they're all hardcore live-of-the-land strategists. Some of the things they do are incredible, and the women are just as masterful as the men.

Last time I wrote about Alone I accidentally gave away the winner of a series so I better not continue on about this series.

On another note, our family devised an Alone game where the kids have to go to their room for as long as they can - while the parents try and get a day's work done during the quiet time (this is the most important aspect).

Our house record is four hours. Each kid gets five bucks for every hour alone.

The format has been extended and this Wednesday fifteen kids from the neighbourhood are playing. It's up to the parents how much to pay as an hourly rate, but two dollars from every hour goes to Children's Hospital Foundation for kids with Covid.

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Blowin Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:17am

Silence is golden!

Thanks for the recommendation. That’s my arvo slouching sorted.

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goofyfoot Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:20am

Thanks for the reminder of this series Stu.
I’ll have to check out the new one. Where are they this time?

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AndyM Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:40am

"On another note, our family devised an Alone game where the kids have to go to their room for as long as they can - while the parents try and get a day's work done during the quiet time (this is the most important aspect).

Our house record is four hours. Each kid gets five bucks for every hour alone.

The format has been extended and this Wednesday fifteen kids from the neighbourhood are playing. It's up to the parents how much to pay as an hourly rate, but two dollars from every hour goes to Children's Hospital Foundation for kids with Covid."

Absolute gold.

At the same time, my girlfriends's kids would ace this game, they spend hours alone in their rooms on their devices.

Would just have to stop the youngest from yelling out "I literally just died" when he's gaming.

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stunet Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:44am

For Series 7 they're at Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. More food around than some other series, but that also includes animals above them in the food chain.

Different format too: Instead of the last person standing, anyone who makes it to 100 days wins a million bucks.

Last night we started watching a different series, again with a different format. It's called 'Alone: The Beast'. A team of three gets dropped off somewhere inside the Arctic Circle with just the clothes they're wearing - no tools of any kind, no sleeping bags, or cooking equipment.

A freshly killed beast - moose or musk ox - is all they have to survive, and they've gotta cut it up with sharpened stones, butcher it, get a fire going to preserve the meat, and ward off the bears or wolverines. They win by surviving thirty days.

More action in this series, but I kinda like the intense, drawn out anxiety of the original format that has them truly alone.

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AndyM Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:52am

Been under the weather the last few days and ended up binge-watching this.
Interesting on so many different levels, not least of which are the abilities of some people to stay calm under pressure, and also the production values of the show.
I reckon that in Australia, half of these situations wouldn't have been shown, and they would have had the life dramatised right out of them.
Kinda confirms my theory that the Euros are quite a bit more mature in some ways, meanwhile in Australia we're very much following the American model.

All the same, gotta love those mountains around the Chamonix valley, totally epic.

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Blowin Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 10:50am

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Alone: Uruguayan Air Force flight 571.

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velocityjohnno Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 11:02am

Ha!

And back to our scheduled programming, welcome to Backyard Squirrel Ninja Warrior:

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AndyM Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 11:13am

You're a bad man Blowin!

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GreenJam Monday, 6 Sep 2021 at 1:45pm

thanks for the prelude on the latest Alone instalment Stu - very much looking forward to watching. Hopefully it is up on SBS on demand soon...

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batfink Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 12:43pm

Had to go back to see if anyone posted the Netflix series “Fantastic Fungi”, and there at the top of this page is Patrick with his recommendation. Way before me Patrick.

It’s literally fantastic,and goes some way to exploring the important question, how is it that some plants and particularly fungi produce complex compounds which are perfectly suited to lock into our neural networks to create alternative realities, hallucinations and deep metaphysical experiences.

It may be that we have found alien intelligence, and it is under our feet. It has also led me to the hypothesis that humans may not be the most intelligent life form on this planet and that mycelium almost certainly is. Humankind may not make the top 5. Now that interesting.

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velocityjohnno Wednesday, 8 Sep 2021 at 8:03pm

I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night.

Actually, I'm not in NY, but given the high court ruling on content, we perhaps sit at our own little version of WH Auden's famous poem. So it's time to get poetic, how to go out?

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Nah, make that a bang:

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udo Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 9:27am

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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 10:19am

Make a small prayer to your chosen deity that you have surfing to even consider quitting, and hopefully a good life for yourself and those you love; and spare a thought for those in this situation: The Streets of Philadelphia

*If anyone is a master of video edit, can you explain why some figures seem frozen in space, and others moving, on the same footage? Is this an effect?

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stunet Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 10:34am
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Make a small prayer to your chosen deity that you have surfing to even consider quitting, and hopefully a good life for yourself and those you love; and spare a thought for those in this situation: The Streets of Philadelphia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1Kf-1qd6Y

*If anyone is a master of video edit, can you explain why some figures seem frozen in space, and others moving, on the same footage? Is this an effect?

Harrowing film. Agree with that small prayer, though I'd extend it to the small fortune you have of being born where you were, and also that our politicians don't continue on the path of increasing inequality.

Couldn't happen here? Don't be so sure...

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Blowin Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 10:45am

Looks like South Hedland

Stu, where did you find Alone? On Binge?

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stunet Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 11:05am

Think so. Kids sort that out, I just sit down, however I recall them saying something about Binge.

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Blowin Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 11:20am
stunet wrote:

Think so. Kids sort that out, I just sit down, however I recall them saying something about Binge.

Cheers

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philosurphizing... Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 12:14pm

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*If anyone is a master of video edit, can you explain why some figures seem frozen in space, and others moving, on the same footage? Is this an effect?

I'm thinking they are 'on the nod' after having a hit of whatever drug they have just taken.
Very sad/surreal looking

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GreenJam Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 1:49pm

Blowin - its on SBS on demand.

I've just started watching the new season 7. Its good.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 2:31pm

It's heavy eh, Stu? It's also what happens when you de-industrialise. I was born in a town a long way away that looks a bit dumpy now - in fact recession seems to be prevalent in many like it - an economy of vice has replaced factories; had no say in being bundled on a plane at the age of 2... And yes, I have seen South Hedland for work (car in front of me lost a wheelchair from the roof racks and I watched it bounce off the road between us, then off to the side, at about the height I sat in my hire Cruiser - surreal)

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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 3:06pm

here's some old internet gold uncorked to celebrate these things called internet discussions:

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Blowin Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 3:07pm
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Blowin - its on SBS on demand.

I've just started watching the new season 7. Its good.

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I looked there and couldn’t find it. Thanks for the heads up.

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indo-dreaming Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 5:22pm
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Blowin - its on SBS on demand.

I've just started watching the new season 7. Its good.

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I looked there and couldn’t find it. Thanks for the heads up.

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/alone

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Blowin Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 7:28pm

Thanks guys. Found it and am underway.

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Craig Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 8:34pm
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Make a small prayer to your chosen deity that you have surfing to even consider quitting, and hopefully a good life for yourself and those you love; and spare a thought for those in this situation: The Streets of Philadelphia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1Kf-1qd6Y

*If anyone is a master of video edit, can you explain why some figures seem frozen in space, and others moving, on the same footage? Is this an effect?

Oh man! Wow, that's so so heavy. And I think those people are just passed out frozen, crazy how they're all hunched over eh. Zombie apocalypse there it is. So lucky to grow up and live here in Australia!