|This was our Blockbuster at one time.|
I see where two of the last three Blockbuster video stores have shut down. I remember when Blockbuster came to town and put all the little mom and pop video stores out of business. I was saddened by that. Mom and pop had all the movies I wanted to see, and they had a very nice porn selection in the back room. Mom and pop knew their porn. Once a week I would take home a major release Hollywood movie, and a porn selection. Then I would set aside a couple of hours to watch the movie, and later, five minutes for the porn. Sometimes I'd have four minutes left over.
Now I have Netflix. Once a week Netflix sends us a Blu-Ray disc in the mail. Never do they send porn and rarely do they send the movie that we actually want. We also have the streaming version of Netflix, but I have a few problems with that. First of all, I can never find the movie I want on the streaming version. I'm sure there is a search area for finding them, but I cannot find it. When I sign on to Netflix I am immediately presented with a bunch of things they think I would want to watch. They are wrong, I do not want to watch what they want me to watch. So I start going down the list. Comedies, dramas, something called 'Watch it Again', but never what I am looking for. I usually keep scanning down and clicking on this and that to see if I'll like it, and before I know it a half an hour has passed. Even if I find something I like, it takes five or more minutes to load. I hate watching that little spinning circle with the number counting up in the middle of it.
I kind of miss Blockbuster. Strolling through the store and picking up the VHS boxes, looking for one that still has an available video behind it. All that is gone now and seems that the only option we have is Netflix or the Middle Eastern video store on Peterson that rents out "Romance" movies. I've never gone in there, but I like to think that romance movies are Middle Eastern porn. It's good just to know that it is there if I need it.