Koyaanisqatsi: (Read the wiki for an idea of what it is.) The computer’s not the ideal format, but watched in high-res mode with a good monitor and the sound turned up high you don’t lose all that much. Totally hypnotizing, especially once it gets to clips of human society and engineering around the 20-minute mark. Probably mind-blowing if you’re under the influence, though I’ve never tried it.
The gripping first episode of American Gothic, a creepy, funny show with a brilliant turn by Gary Cole as the evil Sheriff Lucas Buck, who rules over his tiny southern town with an iron … shovel. The show only lasted a season, but since they knew it was being cancelled, they did get to finish the story, and I believe all 22 eps are on Hulu.
Unfortunately, to allow the creators to make it even as far as those 22 episodes, CBS – just like demonic Sheriff Buck – demanded some compromises and sacrifices and that meant getting rid of my favorite cast member. But it’s still a helluva entertaining series.
Go to about minute 34 in this episode of Fringe, and the Ohio State University campus on which I work is mentioned. Best of all, she pronounces it correctly. Wooster does not rhyme with rooster. (The movie “We Are Marshall” got it wrong.)