Post by pv+ (Paul Vader) Post by Elvis Gump Post by pv+ (Paul Vader)
P.S. NOTE: I am not talking about copying them! and I'm not winking!
You know, I'd like to do that but man, it seems like so much trouble.
Based on the rest of the message, you failed to understand the NOTE above.
I'm proposing netflix if you want to enjoy the shows uncut and at high
quality. Go and download them someplace if you want to pirate copies, but
don't mess with netflix - I don't want to see the service destroyed by the
MPAA because some dorks think it's OK to copy the DVDs. *
My aren't you dancing the head of a pin there Mr. Morals.
Oh yeah, I did misread it I guess. Let me get this straight; okay to
download, not okay to copy DVDs? Destroy Netflix? Baahahahaha!
Well, I'll tell you NOTHING is gonna destroy Netflix except one of the
bigger competitors gobbling it up like a Wal-Mart or Blockbuster.
As to copying films, well I never put a dent in anyone's bottom line because
rarely if ever could I have afforded to buy a full copy of a film back in
those bad old days when a VHS ran like $29 a pop. Fuck them and their
self-righteousness but they priced me out of their market. "Sorry, no movie
for you." Well we'll see about that. Enter the internet age and millions
said level the playing field muthafucker!
What kind of rage and glee was there with Napster and Kazza and all? Fuck
those bastards; oh feel the sting you muthafuckers as you have to cut back a
can or two on caviar! The payback was savage and amused me. The guys running
it on easy street where all overdue for a few ulcers.
I didn't care to go download crazy myself, I was long beyond caring enough
and besides most of my friends and I had swapped music on cassettes and CDs
for so long before I have more stuff than I even care to listen to anymore.
Christ my radio is parked on NPR and I'm not sure the tape or CD works
As to movies I wasn't making multiple bootlegs and passing them around ad
infinitum, they were just for me; a copy less than the original in quality
and I did pay the video store to rent it. I used to fish discarded VHS tapes
out of the recycle bin at a TV station to make my copies on.
But I also bought stuff I cared about. A lot of those things I've bought
more than once, a Betamax copy of an old Monty Python film sits up in a box
somewhere upstairs while the new copy on DVD is down in my shelf here, just
like many other titles so duplicately STORE purchased.
I fell like the copyright Nazis are shrill and disingenuous at best. They
know only a fraction of the people out there can ever buy what they are
selling and they cry like titty babies when they talk about something like
say Chinese bootleggers. These arguments never hold water. Hell my whole DVD
collection from the last two years is worth more retail than nine out of ten
Chinese or other poor people see in a year. The criminal duplicators are
their philosophical cousins, not their enemy.
Then they take a different tack and cry about all the little people that
work in the industry that you are hurting when those little people, hell I
was one of them once, know all to well how much their hearts weep as they
drive their SUVs across picket lines sipping lattés...
Me, there's absolutely nothing that I'm moved to download on line. There's
rarely a new movie I want to buy much less download. TV? You gotta be
shitting me. There's still ENT's I haven't seen and don't loose sleep over.
Archer killed that whole planet or some such last year in one of the
episodes? Never saw it. Read about it a lot here and to tell ya the truth
that was probably more interesting than seeing the show itself given the
ones I HAVE seen...
Reviews by posters such as Big Steve, Laura Ware, Al Smith, Wickeddoll,
Bozo, Dale - shit I can't keep track of them all and the endless threads
they and others spin here are more interesting than the shows most weeks.
I'm way past through collecting a lot of this stuff. When new Trek DVDs come
out in my locale they never go on rental, on the sale rack. The reason is
they would NEVER sell if they were.
The saturation level is too high.
I only have two TOS-movie DVDs, TWoK and TVH. All others I would only rent
at best. I still haven't seen the TMP DVD over at my Blockbuster cause at $4
a week it's still too expensive. I've got three versions of it on VHS and an
old store bought Betamax copy that hasn't been played in over 15 years I'm
So maybe all that's more than you want to know. But you wave your little
self-righteous finger at me and shrill that you aren't winking and I say
blow it out your ass.
But I mean that in only the best way.
Hey, one day you'll be old and cranky too.
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
-- Oscar Wilde.