Sunday, April 5, 2009

Changing landscape

Disclaimer: I haven't watched anything at this site yet. But, I read about SnagFilms in PARADE Magazine today and wanted to comment about it. The site offers free online viewing of documentaries. What a great idea! 
Sites like Hulu have standard fare, and I can get documentaries from Netflix, but a site that makes it easy to search and view documentaries, which sometimes are publicized as if they were the embarrassing younger brother of fictional films, is wonderful. We've seen some really interesting documentaries in recent years. I'd like to see some more.
I can see this becoming yet another tool in our movie watching (limited though it has been lately by kids and Chris's crazy schedule.)
By the way, PARADE has a poll this week asking if the U.S. should discontinue the penny. Frankly, I'd like to see it go. It would save the government tons of money. While we're at it, let's change the nickel so it costs less than 5¢ to produce and switch completely to $1 coins. Not new ideas, but certainly ones I'd like to see implemented. 

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