Random Factoid #261

15 04 2010

Back in 2004, Blockbuster told me in a commercial that I would remember where I was when I heard about the end of late fees.

It’s 2009 and I don’t remember.  If I had to guess, I was in front of some TV.  Where that TV is, I have no idea.

So take that, Blockbuster!  Your advertising didn’t work!

(P.S. Does anyone remember this commercial?  Without watching the YouTube link I put below?)


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16 04 2010
Scott

Hey! Laverne from Scrubs is in this commercial! Twelve seconds in.
I love finding pre-fame celebs.

Also…R.I.P. Blockbuster.

18 04 2010
Dreher Bear (...Where The Buffalo Roam)

It’s sad that Blockbuster could not adapt with the times. Do you think 2010 (or 2011) will finally be the year Blockbuster closes up shop?

18 04 2010
Marshall

I sure hope they don’t … I need them for all those really old movies that I can’t find anywhere else! There is simply no way that you can fit all those movies into a Redbox kiosk, and so many studios don’t put their older stuff for rent on iTunes.

They might take some big financial hits, but the traditional disc/tape renting store has to stay open for the sake of moviegoers like me (us)!

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