First, a comic from a wonderfully funny website: explosm.net.
Secondly, I am amazed at how well Netflix works. My roommate subscribes to this service, and he gets three or four new movies a week.
Let me just say that I, at first, thought that Netflix was a dumb concept. That is, why would I want to wait two or three days to get the movies I want, when I could go down to Blockbuster and get whatever I wanted the same day? However, in my analysis, I had forgotten a deeply engrained truth in American culture: people like to get mail.
I myself like to get mail so much, that even when I fail to get advertisements that I don't want, I leave my mail box feeling disappointed. If it's been a rough day, it's even worse. It's like, "Not even people that want my money want to communicate with me today." However, when you get movies via mail, you get a sense of self-worth (ridiculous as that may be) and, well, movies.
However, on the flip side of the coin, Blockbuster online is supposed to be pretty sweet too, in that they give you a free coupon every so often to go in and get a movie.
What say you, the reading populace? Have you tried either of these services? What are your opinions?
Also, this is officially my hundredth post. Huzzah!
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