Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 42 - My Viewing Setup

Day 42.

Last week, I got an email from a reader named Ayberk from Hamburg, Germany, who suggested that I blog about my viewing setup i.e. how I actually watch this movie every day. And unlike most of your ideas, this one didn't suck. Thanks, Ayberk. You're the man.

And by the way, If you have an idea for a blog post (that I haven't already thought of), you too could have your name up there with Ayberk's. Unfortunately, your name will probably never be as cool as fucking Ayberk, but at least you can try. Send your ideas to


I live in a college dorm at Northwestern University, so its not like there are ideal screening rooms and giant plasma screens available to me at all the time. That being said, I think I make due with what I do have.

Every day, I watch Julie & Julia on my Netflix Instant account through Starz Play. Yes, I have seen the movie 42 times, but I still do not own the DVD (perhaps one of you can fix that i.e. send cash/gold now!). Typically, I hook up my 13" MacBook Pro (Yes, I am one of those Apple douchebags) to my 24" Wide LCD Samsung Monitor (seen below).

For those of you interested in the model (read: none of you), it's a SyncMaster 2494HM. I picked it up at Costco last year for like $200. Costco is fucking great. Who wouldn't want to buy their urns in bulk?

Wait seriously, why does have a "Funeral" section?

You'll notice I have various post-it sticky notes scattered all over my "workplace," where I jot down all of my new observations and world-changing blog post ideas.
My penmanship is as good as you'd expect a Julie & Julia blogger's to be.

Also, I tend to clockwatch a lot during these daily viewings. You can only imagine how slowly these 2 hours go by each day.

I'm also a huge Pixar/The Wire nerd, if you cannot tell. Interesting combo, I know.

And of course, in order to properly view Julie & Julia, you have to properly hear Julie & Julia. And as far as I'm concerned, the only way you can do that is through a pair of cheapass generic computer speakers that you purchased through the Chinese electronic black market.

You need stereo set? For pretty boy like you? Only 40 dolla.

Also, a man needs to sit whilst watching his culinary-dramas. And boy, do I have options for sitting. Whoooweee, do I sit well!

Shitty Target brand computer chair!
Shitty Wal-Mart brand bowl chair!
Bed! With ironic horse poster and non-ironic, but still awesome Ratatouille poster!

And what home theater would be complete without concessions? A shit home theater, that's what.

Approximately 63% of my body is made up of Costco snacks bought in bulk.
And the other 37% is Bagel Bites.

And then of course, there are those those oh-so-special occasion screenings...

...when I need to moisturize my calves and blow my nose at the same time.

And finally, extremely special occasion screenings...

Say "butter" one more time, Amy Adams. I fucking dare you. Say it!

Just kidding... about that last one at least. That's not my dorm room wall. I just stole that picture off the internet. No need to come to my room and look around, Northwestern residential hall supervisors... No need at all...


Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "You're not doing the work."


  1. Hil-ar-ious! Thank you for the in-depth. :)

  2. "Wait seriously, why does have a "Funeral" section?"

    -- Costco answers that question on its FAQ page:
    Q: Why is Costco Wholesale selling caskets?

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    Very profound.

  3. ...and I was CONVINCED that my husband was the only person on the planet with a simultaneous Pixar and The Wire obsession.

  4. Laughed so hard at the Vaseline and Kleenex explanation :) lol

  5. Maybe you could do a a post about the movies soundtrack?


  6. The best part about the costco caskets is they all have 5 stars. There's no sense stooping down to 3 stars for something you're going to spend the rest of eternity in.

  7. Looks like that fridge is oversize.

    -Concerned Community Assistant

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