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Steven Rubio
Berkeley, CA
If I could describe myself in one sentence, I wouldn't need a blog.
Interests: san francisco giants, bruce springsteen, pink, teevee, sleater-kinney
Recent Activity
I was trying to remember why I had a Fugs thing going in 2016. I checked out ... it says I've "scrobbled" (i.e. listened on Spotify) 27 times since 2006, with 8 of them coming in 2016.
We don't believe you 'cause we the people Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
If the pipe gets clogged, you don't get Mountain Dew. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I don't remember a whole lot about Altered Carbon, outside of the actors, some of whom I thought were good. Joel Kinnaman was well-cast ... until he has a true breakout role, I'll probably keep saying that, he's got a certain look that fits certain characters. Martha Higareda got my attention, as well. And I'm a fan of James Purefoy. But I don't know yet if I'll watch the new season. Electric Dreams is another one I don't recall much about. I liked the episode where Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard had the same head, or whatever happened in that one. I also liked the one about the factory that kept making goods no one needed. And I liked it when the woman from The Babadook turned up in an episode. Honestly, by "liked" I may just mean "I remember a little bit about them". I do expect to watch this one again next season, if there is one. For decent sci-fi trash ... well, I wouldn't call these trash, but Sense8, The 100, and Outlander all qualify as some form of sci-fi, I guess, and there aren't too many episodes of Sense8, so it can be binged. Humans is another I watch. Truthfully, though, if I'm in a sci-fi binging mood, I just watch Battlestar again.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on tv 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Also, I couldn't help thinking about this blog. Why do I do it? Because I write. It's what I do. Maybe I'll make it to 90.
Absolutely. I had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised.
Nobody, when I was 30 said, "You look good." What they mean is, "You don't look dead." Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
This is not a list of all the shows I watched this year. But I wrote about them, so they had some impact on me. I'll have another post or two about the current state of TV, but in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
It's not the weather, it's the people we love! Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Yes on the Bresson comparison. And there is a lot of great acting here. I haven't watched Patty Hearst since its release ... I think it's time for a re-viewing.
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I might not give the answer that you want me to Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Something about me's not the same. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Thinking about Nicolas Roeg, I decided to watch two more of his films, one an old favorite, the other a movie I admit I'd never heard of. The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976). This was the fourth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Nothing is what it seems. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
We'll never be royals. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Shit, we're ain't robbing stagecoaches, man! We need something to set it off with. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
FWIW, I gave Dirty Dozen an 8. Based on my Magnificent Seven logic, I suppose I should have given it a 12 :-). Plus, I'll use this occasion to raise my hand for another Aldrich war movie, Attack (9/10).
WILD WILD WILD WILD Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Interesting. I still give ratings, I just don't attach them to the posts. I like hearing comments like this, because it tells me what I've written sounds like a 9 or 10. As for the rating I actually gave it, I couldn't resist ... I gave it a magnificent 7.
Twenty dollars? You must be living in style. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life