Don’t get me wrong, Netflix and Hulu are great, but you usually spend more time browsing the infinite amount of titles than actually watching something. Remember the local video store? Blockbuster? Hollywood video?
It was sorta nice to work with what they offered you, and if you were lucky your parents let you get some candy on the way out.
Again, I love the selection but come on. If I had 25 channels, I wouldn’t have to deal with all of these crappy TV shows. Seriously, how do some of these networks even stay on the air?
I know you get pretty pumped when you get some snail mail.
It may be slow, but at least it seems heartfelt for the effort somebody had to put in to send it.
Spotify and iTunes do simplify things, but nothing was as funny as finding the worst versions of songs on LimeWire or FrostWire.
Remember the RAZR?
Today all we have are iPhones and Androids. I miss all of those stupid little phones that at least stayed charged for 12 hours and could survive one drop
Today, television takes no dedication. Remember when you had to be a dedicated follower of a show?
You couldn’t just say, “I’ll DVR it, make sure nobody talks about it around me, and then watch it in 6 weeks.” Everybody watched it at the same time. It made great playground conversation.
Maybe we could watch the concert now, instead of taking a crappy video that we will never watch later. It’s just a thought though.
Facebook screwed us all. I barely know my closest friend’s names. If my phone died, the only person I’d be able to call is probably my mother
Some of the greatest video games ever only required a joystick and maybe one button. I can promise you the 15 buttons, 6 analog sticks, and 5 control pads are unnecessary.
Nothing like the surprise of getting pictures developed.
Boston College Student. Wearer of Extra Medium Pants. Lover of the Key of C#m. Collector of Wishing Well Change. Writer of Your Thoughts.
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