Monday, November 11, 2013
Ohhhhh...Alright, guess no more Blockbuster nights!
No, I haven't abandoned this blog, just sporadically posting exhibits when I see fit. I want it to continue, and it will continue, as I find material or the urge strikes me. You can centainly enjoy the previous material between the posts.
I see in the US that technology finally deals the final blow to a brick and mortar video store staple and probably the last national holdout to the wave of movies available digitally, Blockbuster Video. Here in Canada, Blockbuster closed up shop a couple years ago, but finally the last remnants stateside have decided to close. Shame really, but netflix and even not so legal downloads are a lot easier then hauling your ass off the couch and into a video store to grab a DVD. Technology advancements and convenience win out. Who knew we would be nostalgic to the famous "be kind, rewind" slogan encouraging you to rewind you VHS and betamax tapes so some poor video store schlub wouldn't ahve to do it when it came back, and hey, those mistracking nightmares with our VCR. Everything is too perfect these days. I almost miss lines running through the screen. The key word is ALMOST. I don't think it's enough to want to open a small nostalgic video store and rent VHS tapes and VCR's to people who are nostalgic, but it's a fun thought now isn't it?
Still, may Blockbuster RIP, and here's a jingle you can play if you get nostalgic. "Spend the Night Out In" from 1995.