Saturday, September 26, 2009

The fine art of managing one's Netflix queue

Someone really should come up with a word for that awful thing that happens when you fail to properly manage your Netflix queue and end up with a disc that's completely wrong for your current mindset.

Last night, I vigorously ripped open one of those cunning red Netflix envelopes, happy in the certainty that it contained the conclusion of a "Star Trek" two-parter I had started the night before. Imagine my shock at finding a disc I'd saved to my queue 18 months ago: the ultra-paranoid documentary "Loose Change 9/11," a provocative — some might say offensive — treatise on how the U.S. government was allegedly complicit in the worst terrorist attack in American history.

At least, that's what I think it's about. I haven't yet watched it, not having been able, last night, to make the mental shift from my planned agenda to one focused on mass murder and allegedly evil right-wing politicos. It sounded just a bit too far from all that Starfleet optimism.

Bottom line, manage that queue....


  1. I agree with you. I try to keep it managed. I learned my lesson when I did not get the next disc from season 4 of 24. I was addicted to that show and had to go to Blockbuster for the concluding discs.

  2. Ah, yes, "24" — that's a not good one to be missing a disc on! I remember ripping through season 1; I think there were nights I'd plow through a whole disc in one evening. (I was unemployed at the time, ha!) I don't watch it anymore — it got too violent for me — but I still love Kiefer.


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