A night with Netflix

We decided to watch the movie “Lion” on Netflix the other night, but couldn’t make it to the end because it was getting way too late at night to finish.

It’s a good thing we didn’t finish it because the movie was entirely in Hindi and Bengali, which neither of us understand.

Luckily, I discovered how to get the subtitles going toward the end of the first night.

Although we pretty much knew what was going on just by watching, there were a few places where it would have been better to know exactly what was going on.

We started in again the next night, from the beginning with the subtitles on.

I would highly recommend the movie if you get the chance to watch it.

It is only at the end with the credits and everything that you find out why the movie was named “Lion” and what happened to some of the key characters.

A great movie.

The Marion County Fair is upon us. We will have a booth for the 18th year in a row, and it seems to get a little bit harder each year to come up with an idea for the booth.

We will have opportunities for you to visit with us and learn about all of the newspapers and publications we produce, some of which you may not know about.

Stop by and enter for a chance to win free classified ads, which, by the way, still work well.

What follows here may be the longest joke I have ever printed in this column….

A group of guys, all turning 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch.

Finally, it was agreed they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because the waitresses were cool and wore mini-skirts.

Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch.

Finally, it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because the waitresses were attractive. The food and service was good, and the drink selection was excellent.

Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch.

Finally, it was agreed they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because there was plenty of parking, they could dine in peace and quiet with no loud music, and it was a good value for the money.

Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch.

Finally, it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had a toilet for the disabled.

Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch.

Finally it was agreed they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because they had never been there before.

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