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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Was Born For This

posted by on September 17 at 14:35 PM

Netflix is hosting a contest to see if anyone can break the world record for continuous movie-watching. The current record is 120 hours and 23 minutes.

There will apparently be “medical professionals” on hand to determine if contestants “are truly ‘watching’ or are simply staring blankly at the screen.” I’ve got to say, sometimes staring blankly at the screen is the best way to watch a movie. For example: Last night, I tried to watch Redbelt. Phew.

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Try watching In the Bedroom. More like In the Coma.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 17, 2008 2:39 PM

Being awake for 5 days sounds like it would be good for you, right?

I thought they were going to say that medical professionals would be on hand, you know, in case someone has medical problems from not sleeping for 5 days. I guess making sure they adhere to the rules is important too.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 17, 2008 2:44 PM

Wait, they can use the bathroom right? Cause remember that lady who died trying to win a Wii?

Posted by sepiolida | September 17, 2008 4:03 PM

better you than me!

The last time I went to the video store to rent something (in August...?), I circled the place twice and gave up. Netflix would be a huge waste of money for me.

I think I saw two movies in the theater this year, so far...

Posted by ugh | September 17, 2008 4:09 PM

My Netflix record is about 7 hours watching episode after streaming episode of The Office. After that, my eyes started to hurt and I could feel clots forming in my legs, so I drank heavily until I passed out.

Posted by Mahtli69 in Taiwan | September 17, 2008 4:15 PM

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