Michael Buckelew

Lilburn, GA

Michael Buckelew 2 years, 2 months ago on MCCULLOUGH: Longing for rabbit ears

It can be a pain when there are installation problems. But when you get a LED-backlit 1080p 120Hz sucker fired up with a DVR and Blu-ray Disc player, your boredom is gone. I can even control my Dish Network receiver using my iPhone or iPad when on the same local network, plus set recordings from ANYWHERE.

There is a learning curve to all new things, but most of them are worth it. At least with HDMI we're finally getting back to the days of one cable for everything instead of one cable with three plugs for video (component video cables) and either coaxial or digital audio cables for sound.

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 3 months ago on MCCULLOUGH: Have a Pepsi and a smile

I like Pepsi as well, but Coke Zero is way better than Pepsi Max.

Still, your points are right on. It's a soft drink. The anger some people get about this Coke v. Pepsi thing is ironic when they're probably walking in shoes made in Vietnam -- my Timberlands are -- and a shirt and pants made in China. It's a drink. Enjoy it.

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 3 months ago on THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: God bless us, every one

Maybe not my favorite, but here are a few that come to mind:

• "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

• "Merry Christmas you filthy animal -- and a Happy New Year."

• "Ho ho ho, Vern!"

• "If that cat had nine lives it sure used 'em all."

• "My family's in Florida and I'm in New York."

• "What's this world coming to, Cratchit? You work all your life to get money, then people want you to give it away. "

• "Candy corn?" "Well, they all can't be winners!"

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on Traffic snarl caused by goodwill project

I got held up for a little bit miles down Ga. 20, but this sounds like it was well worth the jam. Kudos to 12Stone.

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Time to clean up the DVR

Your probation list has me very worried, almost as much as the exclusion of "The Big Bang Theory." Or maybe I'm just a huge nerd and get way too much stuff on that show.

The most disappointing thing on TV right now is "Chuck" ending literally halfway through a season. I am only caught up on my DVR through the end of Season 4, which would've been a great finale if you cut out the last five minutes or so. What shows are so great that NBC can't give "Chuck" a full final season to reach 100 episodes? The network has gone so downhill that it had to throw in an hour of Brian Williams -- great newsman, but prime time? The midseason slate includes "America's Got Talent," "Fear Factor," "The Voice" and "The Apprentice."

"Chuck" gets an early goodbye but those shows get spots? Cue "'Really?' with Seth and Amy." About the only good decision NBC has made is to keep making "The Sing-Off" bigger.

CBS and Fox seem to get us in the key demo. CBS somehow sucked me into "Two and a Half Men." Oh DVR, you are our best friend!

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Do you re-gift?

Heck no! I think everybody just knows what to get me or I find a use for what was given. I'm not saying my house isn't full of clutter, but I'm not a re-gifter.

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on NOW WE'RE COOKING: Chicken enchiladas

Looks nice. For the next one, I suggest something fishy. Just no pickled herring recipes!

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Confessions of a Pop Culture addict

Thanks for the reminder about those shows on Netflix, RG. Camelot's first four episodes -- including No. 2 that I didn't record -- are available for streaming. I'm anxious to see if it's even close to "Game of Thrones."

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Michael Buckelew 2 years, 4 months ago on THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Confessions of a Pop Culture addict

"Game of Thrones" is awesome. I also liked the first episode of "Camelot" on Starz, but I messed up recording and am waiting for home video or for a second episode rerun.

It's definitely hard to justify spending that much for just one show. Thankfully "Real Time with Bill Maher" runs pretty often, and I have watched a few movies when I subscribe. Right now I have ditched HBO and picked up the top tier of other channels to watch "The Universe" on H2. Add in my Netflix streaming subscription and my Hulu subscription -- I want to watch some shows there on my Xbox -- and I think I spend too much money on this stuff.

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