Thursday, June 24, 2021

Lizada: Things

I HAVE to say that YouTube has been an amazing tool for this quarantine. Specifically, I mean, old movies. And let me define what old movies are to me because some might consider the movies of the 70s as old. My definition of old would have to be black and white films. That is old. And if you know how to search YouTube you will find a lot of classic black and white films. Netflix is fun but most of the films are new. And I have a bias for old films. Old films have character and soul unlike the techie array of new films.

The quality is not really that good and sometimes the audio can sound canned. But I try to go beyond all those things and try to see the depth of it. There are so many films you can watch if you are into this. Westerns are a favorite and there is a whole bunch of them. John Wayne when he was younger. Errol Flynn films abound. Then, of course, there are those classic detective stories in legendary black and white. If you are into comedy, there is Laurel and Hardy, the Marx brothers and if you really want zany stuff you can fall off your chair with the Three Stooges but Moe, Larry Curly, and Shemp are not exactly films. But I get a kick out of them truly.

But the amazing thing about YouTube is its depth of videos. If you do not like movies then you can watch re-runs of comedies. Newhart is a favorite. But there is more, much more. There are so many how-to-do videos that the topics are mind-boggling. How to cook a perfect steak to how to fix an error in your laptop to secrets of your smartphone to how to fall asleep easily. Anything and everything are on YouTube.

And talking about falling asleep or just relaxing, one of my favorites is the rain sounds video. That is a sure way of dozing off especially in these times. There are so many rain videos that you can choose from. In fact, while writing this I am listening to the rain falling from a forest. If you do not like rain, then there are ocean waves too. There are nights when I cannot fall asleep and those things help.

And of course, there is the Daily Mass and the Rosary which we do in these in these times of solitude.

Stay well. Stay safe.


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