I apparently need to make a friend by October 5

I just found out that Martin Scorsese’s made-for-cable documentary on the life of George Harrison is set to air in two parts, on October 5th and 6th. That gives me approximately 6 weeks to make a friend with HBO.

If you have HBO, and a comfortable couch, and can keep your mouth shut for a few hours at a time, please let me know. You may be eligible for a new a friend.

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13 Comments

  1. Kristin
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    You know I have every channel. I love television.

  2. EL
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Or someone willing to lend you their HBO Go username and password. That is, assuming HBO pushes the Harrison show that way after it airs. I have neither the subscription or the u/p, but really thought HBO Go would’ve been great for my need to watch Game of Thrones.

    On a Harrison-related note, I only last week learns the GH financed Python’s Life of Brian. Was completely unaware. Netflix Instant has a great, rather recent six part MP documentary available, btw. Highly recommend to anyone who has any–any–love for Monty Python.

  3. Mike Shecket
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I might have a friend with HBO…a certain Mr. Torrent…first name Bit…wink, nudge.

  4. Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    So…
    Can I be your friend if you find a friend? I’ll bring beer or whuteva–

  5. Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    There’s also this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zxCLbPncGk&feature=youtu.be
    …perhaps I/(we?) need to consider cable?

  6. Edward
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Before you give Harrison too much credit for Life of Brian and Time Bandits, you should consider that he also gave the world Shanghai Surprise with Madonna.

    And, while I loved the man, he looked a little too much like Doug Henning to me.

  7. Mr. X
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    In my bar, I’d definitely want an animatronic Doug Henning sitting next to my robotic Anton LaVey.

  8. Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised, Mark — I didn’t know you liked the ukulele that much.

  9. someone
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I’m praying Hbo Go is a test run for offering only-online access. Hbo is 90% of the reason we have cable. I’d pay twice as much directly to Hbo as I pay for Hbo if they’d drop their ridiculous exclusivity deal.

  10. Posted August 23, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    You could just wait for the DVD.

  11. Eel
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    With Mark’s advanced age, he might not be around for the DVD. Hell, he might not even make it till October.

    I’m going to search for a Doug Henning wax figure now.

  12. Posted August 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Mark, visit your local Emergency Room waiting area, and watch free cable TV anytime you want; they’re usually open 24 hours. Although, HBO is a Pay Channel, and if you fall asleep you may awake with one less kidney.

  13. Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Is that how you tricked your sister into the hospital – with the promise of HBO?

    [For those of you who don’t know Kez, his sister was kind enough to give him a kidney a few years back. He’s a very lucky man, with a very cool sister, and I’m very grateful for her generosity.]

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