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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Think I will get the original "Blob" this weekend. I think that was the one with Steve McQueen.
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    The shark that ate the Mom and Pops was eaten by another shark.

    and the circle of life continues.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

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    Can't say I'm sorry to hear this because of the way they used to rape people for late fees. Insane.



    (I know what you mean it just really brings up an interesting mental image....)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well it's easier, but easier doesn't always mean better. I was talking to my husband about this last night, and we were talking about how so many things are becoming obsolete that were a part of growing up. Bookstores? Video stores? Record/CD stores? Lots of things are no longer needed, but that doesn't mean they aren't missed.
    Well... I mean technically they increasingly aren't. I'm in my early 20's so I grew up with video stores, but didn't really get into music until digitization had killed off most physical music consumption so I never had the chance to miss it. Likewise I imagine that as time goes on no one will miss video stores because no one will have grown up with them. I bet people felt similarly when other things passed away like the advent of the supermarket over your local farmer or grocer.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Gotta keep up with the times and the changing market.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    People used to pile into the car TOGETHER and go to Blockbuster and make that ritual tour around the outside walls where the new releases were. Mom and Dad got one, the teenager got one, and you picked that Animation release for the little one that the whole family watched together. Had to watch them quick before the late fees started kicking in. There was something magical about it all.

    Now, it's three instant purchases watched on three seperate TVs or iPads, and everyone stays buried with their nose in their phone.

    Technology takes away more value from our lives than it adds. I'm convinced.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    The shark that ate the Mom and Pops was eaten by another shark.

    and the circle of life continues.
    ^^ this. BB and MG killed local video stores. Killed them. Now they are dead, too.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Well... I mean technically they increasingly aren't. I'm in my early 20's so I grew up with video stores, but didn't really get into music until digitization had killed off most physical music consumption so I never had the chance to miss it. Likewise I imagine that as time goes on no one will miss video stores because no one will have grown up with them. I bet people felt similarly when other things passed away like the advent of the supermarket over your local farmer or grocer.
    Well, yeah, I mean eventually no one will be alive to miss anything old. But right now, today, this very minute? I miss video stores, and I miss record stores.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    People used to pile into the car TOGETHER and go to Blockbuster and make that ritual tour around the outside walls where the new releases were. Mom and Dad got one, the teenager got one, and you picked that Animation release for the little one that the whole family watched together. Had to watch them quick before the late fees started kicking in. There was something magical about it all.

    Now, it's three instant purchases watched on three seperate TVs or iPads, and everyone stays buried with their nose in their phone.

    Technology takes away more value from our lives than it adds. I'm convinced.
    This is full of assumptions and stereotypes. For one thing, what would keep that first family from simply having one person go get each of the others and themselves videos, then everyone go to their separate rooms to watch on their separate TVs/computers? Second, what keeps the second group (digital watchers) from gathering around one TV hooked up to the various game units that play Netflix from watching altogether (like my family does quite often)? Either families want to spend time together and will, whether it is watching rented movies or digital movies, or they won't and they'll find something else to do for each person.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    People used to pile into the car TOGETHER and go to Blockbuster and make that ritual tour around the outside walls where the new releases were. Mom and Dad got one, the teenager got one, and you picked that Animation release for the little one that the whole family watched together. Had to watch them quick before the late fees started kicking in. There was something magical about it all.

    Now, it's three instant purchases watched on three seperate TVs or iPads, and everyone stays buried with their nose in their phone.

    Technology takes away more value from our lives than it adds. I'm convinced.
    Well yeah, if you let it. I still have movie time with the family. My girls are 16 and 14, but we still do things together. We all have our gadgets - laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones, etc, but I don't let them run our lives. If I get tired of seeing my daughter buried in her phone, I tell her to put it down and rejoin the family. I get eyes rolled at me but she does rejoin the family. We just got a movie 2 nights ago, and watched it together. We do this often. Hell, my 16 year old bought a puzzle the other night, for us to put together. A puzzle. I was so shocked at that - that she wanted us to do a puzzle together? Loved it, but was shocked. I think of some of the teenage girls I know - they'd not only not do the puzzle with their mom - they'd deliberately lose pieces so Mom would lose her mind trying to finish it.
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