Remember the Blockbuster video chain?
Actually, perhaps we should rewind and rephrase:
Remember the concept of video?
Back before streaming services, people would get in their car... drive to a store.. and actually rent tapes (or, later, DVDs) to slide into a player attached to their television set.
They would then watch a movie and return said tape by a designated date, lest they be forced to pay late charges.
It's a strange concept, we know, but it was wildly popular for decades.
And a company called "Blockbuster" led the way, building establishments across the country and creating its own impressive empire.
That was then, however. Now, nearly every Blockbuster is out of business due to the rise of Netflix, Hulu and a number of other online services.
One store remains. And it has a Twitter account (@loneblockbuster) that is a must-read for movie fans, Internet fans and pretty much anyone with a sense of humor...
I Live for This!
DVDs for days, people. Bring em on.
Amazon Prime is Fast and Easy and Convenient and at Your Fingertips, But...
We Don't Want to Beg
But PLEASE RENT A VIDEO!
How Many Times Can You Watch Jingle All the Way?
Come on now, Mary.
Thanks a Lot, Patty
At least you tried to tape it.
The Perfect Uniform
We don't understand why we haven't received more job applications.
Slow down, people. Let's worry about that when cars fly.
Have Fun at the Beach?!?
Would it have killed you to stay inside and buy a DVD?
Buy Some Sour Patch Kids and, Like, Our Entire Comedy Section
Then we can maybe talk Blu-ray.
We Aren't at This Level Yet
But we do feel his pain.
How Confusing Is This?!?
If you can think of a better way to search for movies, let us know.
Fidget Spinners are Stupid
There. We said it.
Is the Account Real?
We strongly doubt it. There's no city or state listed in the address, as you can see. Plus, come on... there's just no way. But that doesn't make the concept any less creative or the Tweets any less funny. Bravo, Lone Blockbuster creators!