Sunday, August 12, 2012

Post 2082 - Getting Rid of Stuff

So, I have a lot of stuff.  I don't exactly hide that fact.  But I have things that I no longer want and am trying to give them away.

I began sifting through my commercial vhs tape collection this afternoon.  I had movies I'd bought on vhs a long time ago that I never got around to watching.  Some of these movies are so cheesy, so bad, so devoid of any redeeming social value that I wonder what I was thinking when I bought them.

Never mind what I paid for them.  Just... never mind.  Deal?  Let's say I paid... $100 for all of them.  Yeah.  A hundred bucks.  Works for me.

Anyway, I was worried that nobody would want this shit.  I meekly put an ad on the local freecycle in the vain hope that someone might want them.

Turns out there are a lot of closet vhs people out there.

Three people have written me so far.  Once people get to work in the morning, I expect that more folks will write me asking for some.

VHS, I thought, was an  all-but dead entertainment source, but it was once pre-eminent, and was for 25 years or more.  Only dvd's put the kibosh on them.  And who watches dvd's any more?  It's all about net streaming and downloading, folks!  But VHS was king for a long time, and I daresay that there are still plenty of people out there who still own vcr's and record tv shows on them.  Lots of people, including us, have cottages with no internet coverage, no satellite tv, no cable.  You watch stuff you taped or have dvd's of.  Or read.  Or, god forbid, talk to one another.

I will give some of these cheesy VHS movies to one person, and the rest to another person.  If others want some, then they can have some of the tapes I have recorded crap on that I no longer want as well.

I wonder what else I will divest myself of next?  A cat?  Some old clothes?  DVD's?  Shampoo?  Food?

The sky's the limit.

See you tomorrow.


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