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February 26, 2007

My Breakfast without Oscar


It's 7:55 am here in Chiang Mai. According to information provided by the official Oscar website, I have my television on the right channel to watch the Academy Awards here. I'll know in just a few minutes. In the meantime, I am watching the end of the Thai equivalent to "Good Morning, America", and drinking my first cup of coffee.

It's 8:09 am, and no show. I rechecked the website. As it turned out, someone decided that the Oscars are only to be on cable and satellite channels overseas. I'm not sure when that decision was made, but I guess I should have checked for any changes. In any event I'm missing the show this year. I didn't even notice anyone having an Oscar party here in Chiang Mai, so I guess for ex-pats here it rates less than the Superbowl. The logo that is on this entry is for the channel the Oscars was suppose to be aired on. The condo I'm living in only has a handful of free channels. I'll find out who the winners are at noon and possibly watch a recorded copy of the show in a few weeks.

Back to breakfast . . .

Posted by peter at February 26, 2007 08:20 AM


Sorry to see that you missed the show. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it soon. There were some good montages that I enjoyed. Especially the tribute to writers and the Morricone segment was nice even if Eastwood seemed a bit confused about what he was supposed to say and do. I hate to say it, but think his age may be catching up to him a bit.

Posted by: K. at February 26, 2007 08:14 PM

Peter: Your copy of the Oscar show is on its way! The picture quality is slightly degraded because I had to use a very slow setting in order to jam the entire show, plus all the extra junk that comes after on Los Angeles TV, onto one disc. But it's there, in all its glory. Look for it in the mail soon!

Some bad news re your request for It's Trad, Dad, however. I set the machine to dub it, then did not look at the machine again until oscar day. Well, apparently we suffered some sort of power outage or interruption of some kind, because there's only about 10 minutes of the Lester film on the DVD before everything just dumps out to snow. Sorry about that! But if you have any other requests from TCM, please don't be shy.

And I'm pretty sure I never sent you an e-mail letting you know that I got the DVDs you sent as well. Very thoughtful! I can't wait to see the action film, and I'm pretty sure I'll be the first on my block to see the Loach as well.

Posted by: Dennis Cozzalio at February 28, 2007 11:59 PM