Baby, I’m a star

No, not at all. Still, if you open today’s Jackson Clarion-Ledger, you’ll find a Billy Watkins story on Netflix. Apparently, the local paper’s just now getting around to the fact that millions of people use this service. Because I’m tangentially connected to a work colleague who’s married to someone who works for the paper, and because I’m the resident “film geek”—not my term; I never agreed to it—at my job, I was tapped as an expert source.

Honestly, folks, I thought my ramblings would just provide background info. I didn’t really think I’d be quoted, much less be the lead quote in the admittedly brief article. Anyway, careful QB readers know my first name (Walter); if you want to know my last one as well, check out the article.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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5 Responses to Baby, I’m a star

  1. Michael says:

    Congrats, Walter. I like the fact that they mentioned Pickpocket! You know, Netflix is a god-send; even in a place like Los Angeles, where there are a decent number of repetory and art house theaters, it would be impossible to see many interesting films without Netflix.

  2. Walter says:

    Netflix is indeed a godsend. If I’d had my thinking cap on, I would’ve mentioned that Pickpocket was in my queue because of Girish’s post on Bresson, and how the sort of networking via the internet & Netflix is changing (productively) how I watch movies. But I’m afraid I just babbled.

  3. winter says:

    Strange, convenient “Internet” gains in popularity
    By the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
    A new telegraph-like system linking devices called “computers” is gaining popularity throughout the country despite concerns over decay in our social fabric, users say.
    “It’s like listening to the radio, but with written words,” said local computer geek Walter Biggins.

  4. Michael says:

    Ah — that was a great post by Girish.

  5. girish says:

    Congratulations, Walter.
    And you guys are too nice…
    Hey, Walter, by a weird coincidence, I also found myself in a publication last week talking about Netflix (I’m at the end of the article). Weird, huh?

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