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Old 02-02-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Omg Omg Omg BLOCKBUSTER LIVES!!! (well, sorta...))



When Blockbuster closed a guy in Pennsylvania started his own video rental place in the same building. It's essentially the exact same layout and inside of the Blockbuster that came before it! This place is still operational and apparently very popular!


It's got the same paper-thin carpets, same shelving, it's by all intents and purposes a Blockbuster video in 2018!





See look, Blockbuster carpeting!



They have taken a few steps to modernize the place though. They paste ratings on the shelving units for customer convenience!







To read all about this miraculous place, read the full review at:

http://dinosaurdracula.com/blog/california-video/

Nice to know that a blast from the past is still thriving in this day and age!

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:41 PM   #2
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we get the heroes we deserve, not the heroes we need

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:52 PM   #3
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there are still some in alaska

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:06 PM   #4
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W-w-w-w-w-whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?! NO fuckin way?!?!

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:08 PM   #5
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Does it remind you of a time in your life when you were happier or something?

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:09 PM   #6
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:11 PM   #7
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Fuzzrod loves him some 90s (I think, possibley)

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:13 PM   #8
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:28 PM   #9
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I just really dug going in that store. It was a cool place. I like buying physical media, and Blockbuster always had a cool selection and rotating layouts of cool stuff.

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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Mainstream Australian video stores sucked with content

Do you remember cruising through the comedy section with cover after cover having some shapely female legs in th3 foreground?

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:59 PM   #11
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Haha late 80s and early 90's comedies were littered with box-art like that

I actually know I have one or 2 long forgotten comedies in my collection with box-art like that

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:39 PM   #12
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fwiw they're called "late-night comedies"

example:


 
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:01 PM   #13
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Close but the real thing has the legs on either side of the cover

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:08 PM   #14
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Do busy men have the time to research what has become of the buildings formerly used by now-defunct retail chains?

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Lol.

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:21 PM   #15
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What does this have to do with your rap song?

 
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:37 PM   #16
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:18 AM   #17
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i bet i still have unpaid late fees

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:45 AM   #18
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in high school my sister's boyfriend had a friend who worked at Blockbuster and would just "fake" check them out to them, i.e. just give them the movies instead of actually checking them out, i.e. stealing.

at one point my sister had at least a hundred stolen blockbuster movies

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:47 AM   #19
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That’s a movie theft felony

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:49 AM   #20
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in high school my sister's boyfriend had a friend who worked at Blockbuster and would just "fake" check them out to them, i.e. just give them the movies instead of actually checking them out, i.e. stealing.

at one point my sister had at least a hundred stolen blockbuster movies
wait, so what was the point of those sensor-like things you were forced to walk through, akin to the ones at a library? a scare tactic? ha! bastards!

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:50 AM   #21
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I think it was something like disabling the security thing and actually checking out the movies was two different steps but I'm not entirely sure

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:52 AM   #22
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oh no I remember. the security things only prevented people from walking out with movies in their clothes and stuff. once your movies were checked out, the person behind the counter moved them over to a special place on the counter on the OTHER side of the detectors

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:57 AM   #23
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this is making me so grateful for netflix rn

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:12 AM   #24
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Who will post the parody thread?

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:52 AM   #25
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I remember the RFID chip falling out of a book in a bookstore while I was flipping through it, and thinking "man I could totally steal this book if I wanted to."

But I didn't because I would feel awful if I did.

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:55 AM   #26
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Morals

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:15 AM   #27
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apparently very popular!

(pics of store devoid of people)
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:49 AM   #28
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is somebody gonna bring up the walmart milk incident or what?

 
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:54 AM   #29
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let's just say it like it is though, these days the world is mostly run by massive, antagonizing corporations, and stealing does not hold the same weight it did 30 years ago

not saying that essentially stealing from blockbuster was ok, necessarily, but nowadays there could be very many forms of victimless thefts and i could give zero fucks if a corporation cries a little river for a missing 5$ item

 
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i've accidentally stolen from walmart a few times. i've done it on purpose too, but somehow i feel guiltier about the accidental theft.

 
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