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Tag: Documentary | Wanderings

The Wieners Circle - This American Life - Ira Glass

"Welcome to the Wieners Circle--Can I take your order, BIT@%!"

What would happen if you felt free to say whatever foul thing you wanted? At The Wieners Circle in Chicago, you can almost get that experience.

The Wieners Circle is a hot dog stand in Chicago that caters to an inebriated, late-night clientele. This special population can turn quite verbally aggressive, and some 15 years ago, owner Larry Gold got fed up. He told his employees:

"Whatever they dish out, we have to dish out back to them."

And so they did.

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Planet Earth Discovery Series

Planet Earth Discover Channel/BBC Series - Started watching this Discovery Channel / BBC series Planet Earth. Epic. Lives up to its billing as a landmark series. Sigorney Weaver narrates this specacular documentary of just a sample of the amazing animals in specific habitats, such as high desserts or ocean depths. Each frame is a photograph. Most scenes leave you wondering how the film crews found and filmed the scene. Excellent use of slow motion footage. Lots of overhead helicopter camera work. Rock steady. Amazing footage of rare, rare, rare snow leopard. Beautiful light and/or filtering and processing so the colors, hues are wonderful and nothing is bleached out. Top notch. Outstanding. A series Discover Channel has to be proud of.

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