I'm not what you would call a "Doctor Who fan," but we've been watching all of the recent series on our Roku Netflix box lately. There are a lot of pretty cheesy episodes, but I've generally enjoyed most of them.
However, the other night we watched an episode entitled "Blink," from season/series 3 (episode 10), which I believe originally aired in 2007. Holy crap that was a good episode. I mean, not a "good -- you know, for Doctor Who" type of good, but a seriously fantastic hour of television. The story is great, the writing is great, the villains are great. It's scary. It's clever.
Know those email recommendations Amazon frequently sends out informing you of a new item it thinks you will like because Hugh Jackman was somehow involved in its creation? ("You were recommended this item because come on, everybody loves Hugh Jackman.") I just got one informing me that there's a new "art house comedy" starring Hugh Jackman playing in select theaters around the country.
I'd been weary of Amazon's email recommendations for some time now -- honestly, those Hugh Jackman tube socks I bought were stiff and uncomfortable; I could practically see right through them -- but this new one pushed me over the top. The item advertised isn't even available on Amazon (not to mention the fact that it isn't even an "item" to begin with), but they're encouraging me to pay for it anyway? It was time for this to stop.
Being the straw that broke the camel's Jackman, this email finally convinced me to click on that "You don't want to get emails like this from us anymore? Just click here" link I always see. It (eventually) took me to a page where I could select the types of communication I want to receive. After deselecting every type, I noticed an additional checkbox that said "receive no email from Amazon." That being exactly the goal I was trying to accomplish, I quickly checked it and clicked Submit.
Here's what the next page said:
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