The Snoozeletter @ s.9TimeZones.com

 
Undigested. 

The mailing list that serves our 55+ community is a Yahoo group. Anikó and I rely on Yahoo to accumulate the individual posts sent to that group into Digests of 15 emails each. Otherwise, our Inboxes would overflow. These cranky seniors are a yappy bunch.

Yesterday afternoon, the idiot Yahoo software abruptly changed everybody's Digest subscriptions to Individual Emails. My lovely wife noticed it after a few emails, and blamed me for screwing up her Inbox. So I was highly motivated to find a solution. Fast. That's when I discovered a few extra emails in MY OWN Inbox, and decided to write a posting about the problem (along with the easy fix) before all h*ll broke loose.

But it broke loose anyway. I counted at least 28 emails whining about the Digest problem, in the three hours before I posted again. The group's Admin also posted about the problem, at about the same time. He reiterated the easy solution, and said he could no longer fix things for any subscriber. The idiot Yahoo software had destroyed his Admin tools.

Since then, several more whining emails have been posted, along with several attempts to educate everybody about the pleasures of DIY.

Babysitting and handholding are no fun. Especially for THESE feisty old computer illiterates. It could be a long day, today. ;-)
 
Read the screenplay nominees in the 2020 Oscars®. 

Download the ones you find interesting - these links will expire soon!

>>Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Irishman by Steven Zaillian:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-1358126d-c5ef-4e68-9904-513193c65a66.pdf

Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jojo-rabbit-final-script.pdf

Joker by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver:
https://d2bu9v0mnky9ur.cloudfront.net/academy2019/screenplay/joker/joker_new_final.pdf

Little Women by Greta Gerwig:
https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/little-women-by-greta-gerwig.pdf

The Two Popes by Anthony McCarten:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-24b8252f-5e53-4548-ae1a-c3a45c513260.pdf

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Knives Out by Rian Johnson:
https://lionsgate.brightspotcdn.com/fb/14/23cd58a147afbb5c758ecb3dff0a/knivesout-final.pdf

Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-8ff89aa9-3b55-437e-82c5-b9d593f8f58c.pdf

1917 by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns:
https://universalpicturesawards.com/1917/screenplay/1917.pdf

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (transcript):
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/parasite-script.pdf

LATER: I recently pitched a couple of blog postings to Taylor C. Baker, Director of Content & Branding at Stage 32, and the first one goes live tomorrow - here's a preview:
https://www.stage32.com/blog/Read-the-2020-Oscar-Nominated-Screenplays

STILL LATER: here's my second blog posting at Stage 32:
https://www.stage32.com/blog/Read-the-2020-Writers-Guild-Awards-Nominated-Screenplays
 
Read the screenplay nominees in the 2020 Golden Globes + WGA Awards + BAFTAs. 

Download the ones you find interesting - these links will expire soon!

>>Golden Globes awards ceremony was held on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

WINNER - Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (transcript):
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

The Irishman by Steven Zaillian:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-1358126d-c5ef-4e68-9904-513193c65a66.pdf

Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-8ff89aa9-3b55-437e-82c5-b9d593f8f58c.pdf

Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/parasite-script.pdf

The Two Popes by Anthony McCarten:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-24b8252f-5e53-4548-ae1a-c3a45c513260.pdf

>>Writers Guild of America awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

1917 by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns:
https://universalpicturesawards.com/1917/screenplay/1917.pdf

Booksmart by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman:
https://d5tlfha2av0cx.cloudfront.net/annapurna/2019/screenplay/booksmart/booksmart.pdf

Knives Out by Rian Johnson:
https://lionsgate.brightspotcdn.com/fb/14/23cd58a147afbb5c758ecb3dff0a/knivesout-final.pdf

Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-8ff89aa9-3b55-437e-82c5-b9d593f8f58c.pdf

Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/parasite-script.pdf

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster:
https://www.sonypictures-awards.com/static/files/ABDITN_FINALDRAFT.pdf

The Irishman by Steven Zaillian:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-1358126d-c5ef-4e68-9904-513193c65a66.pdf

Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jojo-rabbit-final-script.pdf

Joker by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver:
https://d2bu9v0mnky9ur.cloudfront.net/academy2019/screenplay/joker/joker_new_final.pdf

Little Women by Greta Gerwig:
https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/little-women-by-greta-gerwig.pdf

>>British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Irishman by Steven Zaillian:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-1358126d-c5ef-4e68-9904-513193c65a66.pdf

Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jojo-rabbit-final-script.pdf

Joker by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver:
https://d2bu9v0mnky9ur.cloudfront.net/academy2019/screenplay/joker/joker_new_final.pdf

Little Women by Greta Gerwig:
https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/little-women-by-greta-gerwig.pdf

The Two Popes by Anthony McCarten:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-24b8252f-5e53-4548-ae1a-c3a45c513260.pdf

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Booksmart by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman:
https://d5tlfha2av0cx.cloudfront.net/annapurna/2019/screenplay/booksmart/booksmart.pdf

Knives Out by Rian Johnson:
https://lionsgate.brightspotcdn.com/fb/14/23cd58a147afbb5c758ecb3dff0a/knivesout-final.pdf

Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach:
https://netflixguilds.com/media/screenings/script/film_scripts-8ff89aa9-3b55-437e-82c5-b9d593f8f58c.pdf

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (transcript):
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won:
https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/parasite-script.pdf
 
Math Problem. 

I applied for four jobs at the 2020 Census Data Capture Regional Center - Day Shift Clerk, Night Shift Clerk, Day Shift Supervisor and Night Shift Supervisor. (The Census people tell everybody to apply for all the positions that seem interesting. "On the Census Team, every one counts.") I received three job offers - everything except Day Shift Supervisor. The Clerk job pays $34,320/yr ($16.50/hr) and the Supervisor job pays $39,128/yr ($18.81/hr), but the Supervisor doesn't make any overtime. The Clerk is paid a 10% night differential for any hours worked between 6pm and 6am, bringing the hourly rate up to $18.15. The Day Shift job starts on February 3rd, while the Night Shift job starts two weeks later and probably ends two weeks earlier, sometime in early May. The Day Shift commute is significantly more stressful than the Night Shift commute, and the Supervisor job is likely to be more stressful than the Clerk job.

Question: How can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all?
 
Census.

After working as a Data Capture guy at the U.S. Census in 2010, it looks like I'll be doing the same thing at the 2020 Census.

This position is not to be confused with the SNL Census Taker or the backwoods Census Taker (audio clip from this comedy album).

And no, we don't run around with butterfly nets, attempting to capture data.

That would be silly.