Good afternoon. Not having a lot of time to write but I want to; been enjoying it some of late. Call me strange, but I can barely do it if someone is watching. But ah, someone is gone right now, working, because someone has to do it. Work. Ha. I'll be off my ass soon enough. Okay, so I have thirty minutes to get out what I can .. no edits, flash blog mode. 3:57pm 10 feb16. GO!
I've tried to be wary of getting caught up in netflix series this winter. You know, the ones that have five seasons and seventy episodes, all forty two minutes or more. That's like a week and a half watching based on a forty hour work week. Could be reading real books, exercising, or other things that I should do. So yeah I avoid those and therefore the guilt. Found me a nice one I thought, last week. Pablo Escobar El Patron Del Mal .. ONE SEASON. This is manageable, and subtitles .. I can get past that. True as I expected, after even the first one, I was on board. Pablo was kind of a fat kid but very clever. Not as tough as wiley and crazy ambitious. Appears to actually be filmed in Medellin and Colombia at large. The settings are colorful and gorgeous. The characters are also colorful and seem very real.
Many of the names have been changed but some haven't, so that's confusing. I remind myself as I watch that this is history, and that it affected my life directly, although barely aware at the time of what was up in Colombia. I was struggling through the end of my tenure at a long term employment gig when much of this stuff was happening. Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, and the rest of those guys, narcotrafficantes who happened to also be ranchers, which was their 'cover' (everyone knew) .. were flooding immeasurable tonnage of cocaine into America, and much of it made it into me. Cocaine was the bain of my existence, but I couldn't stay away from it as much as I tried.
I was fired from my gig, nine years employed, in April of 1986, as the Medellin Cartel were knocking off politicians, police, military, journalists, anyone who spoke against them or couldn't be bribed. Silver .. or lead, those were you choices.
4:27pm ... TIME LIMIT
Later .. here's a pertinent video. Oh! Turns out, the series is, yes, one season ... but seventy four episodes! Figured that out around #20 when I checked. Now on 27 .. sigh