Thursday, October 25, 2012

Captain America #HeinzWatch

Sorry for the delay for this post. I've been trying to figure out why the polls in the sidebar stopped working. Turns out it is a problem all across Blogger and who knows when it will be fixed. Apologies to those of you whose votes were lost. I'll let everyone know when things get back to normal and perhaps you will be so good as to come back and vote again then?

Until Blogger gets its stuff in a pile and fixes the poll widget, Captain America: The First Avenger will be our last scheduled Watch. Once the polls are again able to do their magic, I'm hopeful of scheduling an encore for North and South, and then maybe we'll see if there's interest in any of the roles we skipped over from shows like Moving On, Miss Marple, or Miss Marie Lloyd.


Here's the thing about Captain America: Richard's part in the film is too darn short. But the DVD is widely available (check your local public library or Netflix, it's also streaming on Netflix) and Chris Evans is easy on the eyes. Another thing - if your family can't take any more of these multi-hour Watches, you can pop in from about 32 minutes after the hour to 43 minutes after the hour and see our man RA's entire performance, chat with us for just a bit, and pop out again.

The TweetChat room will be #HeinzWatch.

Here's the timetable for the Watch on October 27 (in the USA):

Evening UK
USA East Coast

USA West Coast

United Kingdom

Australia NSW

 3:00 PM
  12:00 PM
8:00 PM
5:00 AM

Evening USA
USA East Coast

USA West Coast

United Kingdom

Australia NSW

 9:00 PM
  6:00 PM
2:00 AM
11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More North and South? Yes, please! (edit)

***This is what I get for writing posts late at night. "Southern Hemisphere" times is not what I meant on that middle poll. Or course I was thinking Oceania or Australasia and that made me think Down Under which led my brain to South Pacific for some reason and pretty soon I was singing "I'm as corny as Kansas in August" and the whole thing just went south from there. Apologies! ***

Helpful Time Zone map is here.

Have you looked at the Armitage Watch calendar lately? We are fast approaching the end of #GuyWatch. If you don't want to click over, I'll just tell you - the last three episodes are next Friday. I know, I know. Guy! Then the Captain America Watch will be Saturday night. Details for #HeinzWatch will be in tomorrow's post.

This post is to ask: What do you think of another North and South Watch? There's been some chatter about it around Twitter, but so far no decisions have been made. After Captain America, we have no more Watches scheduled, which leaves us with more than six weeks open before The Hobbit starts showing to general audiences around the world.

Are these fabrics from Marlborough Mills? Only John Thornton knows for sure...

And so, a poll. Please see the sidebar to answer these questions:

If you are in favor of another tweet-along watching of North and South, which weekend do you prefer?

Which day and what time of day are you most likely to participate?

Do we need to have the Watch over several days/time zones similar to the first Watch?

Feel free to leave a comment if there is something you want addressed that is not part of the poll.

If there isn't much enthusiasm for the idea of a second N&S Watch, we'll revisit the topic in a few months.
Please help spread the word. Thank you.