Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:07 PM
For those interested about the lack of modern technology in my home here are a few stories.
As DVDs took over in the late 90's many of my family and friends made the conversions. Some remembered that I had a pretty large VCR tape collection and so they offered me their used machines. So as one breaks down I have replaced them. I am down to only two left now which is how many TVs I have in my house. The Mrs and I still like to pull out our old tapes and watch them (which is the only way we can since we don't have netflix or any other way of getting movies right now except to buy them).
Several years ago I went to Walmart looking for blank tapes and blew a clerks mind when I asked for some. He pointed to the very top shelf at one pack left. I found some rolling stairs to get me up there to snag them. Yes, they had some dust on them. I still have not dug into that pack. Instead I have been recording over older tapes that I recorded TV shows on back in the early 90's.. until they wear out. In many cases I will rewatch whatever I originally recorded and it is interesting to see episodes of X-Files, Fraiser, Homicide, Simpsons & other stuff with the original commercials.
Anyway MPF, stay off my lawn!
I was digging through some old VHS tapes that belonged to my folks last Christmas and found and found a recorded copy of Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer.... Figured it'd be cool to watch and maybe see some of the old commercials too. Popped it in and somehow it had the audio from Eddie Murphy's "raw" dubbed over the Rudolph video. Was awkward with the kids for a whole sec