As the purge continues, a friend asked if I had cleared out
my attic yet, which I hadn’t because I didn’t think there was much up
there. Then I thought, I better check it
out, just in case. So, up I went last
night and lo and behold, I forgot, I had packed up all my videos and put them away; 3 boxes of them.
I packed them away when I started buying dvd’s, which of
course, came out to replace the videos. I had a quick look through them and pulled
out a few that I really couldn’t part with, at least not yet; a special edition,
3 video, Star Wars collection, a collector’s edition of Close Encounters and
Whitesnake Trilogy. This has to be one
of the most played video’s of all time and holds many happy memories for me of
my cousin Marcy and his friends coming over to watch it, rewinding it and
watching it, over and over again. They
were really in to the music and it had nothing to do with a half-naked and very
sexy Tawny Kitaen, somersaulting and dancing around. The video player was still there too but I
think I’ll hold on to it for a while yet because it still works.
So, tomorrow the rest of them go to the dump. They would have gone tonight only I left it
too late and it was closed. When I took
them down last night, I remember how pissed off I was when dvd’s came out and
video became consigned to history. I had
spent good money buying them and now I had to buy them again on dvd. Then dvd’s turned to blu-ray, but I
absolutely refused to buy in to that one.
When my son was home last year before he headed off again on
his travels, he kept on at me to get an online subscription for movies. I point blank refused because I had paid for
these movies now twice over, some 3 times if you count watching them in the
cinema, and there was no way I was paying for them again.
The first cd I bought is now unplayable, and we were told
when them came out that they would last forever and were virtually
indestructible. Now, I know several people who
got rid of their albums, and as far as I recall, I think Virgin did offer some
sort of discount on cd’s when you brought in your albums in exchange. I got that first cd in 1992, so your cd’s if
looked after, they probably have a shelf life of about 25 years.
Funnily enough, I never got rid of my albums. For a start, they had cost too much and there
was no way I was throwing away something like Dark Side of the Moon. I have about 50 in all, and they haven’t been
played in years, basically because they stopped making turntables but now they’re
back, just like the vinyl is coming back too!
So, now you can buy them all over
It’s a rat trap people and we have been conned! And that is why I’m not spending money again
on movies or anything else.
It’s like the water charges they tried to bring in to
Ireland and which, if the Tories get back in, they will try and bring in
here. I know water is already metered in
Britain, but people this is a con. Water
falls free from the sky and the amount of water on earth is a constant and has
remained the same for several million years.
The water goes down the drain, out into the rivers and seas, is
evaporated upwards and turns into clouds which then drop it all back down as rain. I know this is a simplified version of the
process but that’s basically what happens.
So, as that water keeps being recycled back to us by nature and the
water board, at what point are you paying for the same pint of water again and
again. Now, there is a case for putting
a charge on for the maintenance of pipework and the managing of waste but there
is no case for charging for the actual water itself. It’s another con…
(I've put a couple of links below as someone remarked recently about references, I didn't realise I was being assessed, I thought I was just having a bit of a rant, but there you go...so here they are, in case you don't believe me)