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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Daniel THB, Dec 16, 2003.
can't link here but go to onion dot com -- funny satire about fullscreen dvd's, ha ha.
This is genius!
It's funny, but too true.
Thoughtless giving is endemic, when you are given something that truly suits, and is wanted, condsider yourself a very fortunate person.
When "it's the thought that counts" is uttered, and there has been no thought, we have "a failure to communicate".
A great read, and so very true at the same time. Man I love the onion...
I mean, you guys do realize that the kid is being mocked, not the gift-givers, right?
Everyone is getting mocked.
This is exactly why I specify every single freakin' detail about what I ask for DVD-wise. Hell, last year my brother asked for "The Spy Who Loved Me" and got "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" instead because the Zeller's clerk decided to unleash his/hor film knowledge upon my unsuspecting aunt. Funny stuff though...
It's funny because it's true.
I've ALMOST been in the same situation...it's so damn true I can REALLY relate.
The only way *I* got out of it was by insisting that it was my present to open when I felt like it, that I wanted to keep it pristine for now, and Hey, let's let everyone else open some presents for now. Then I later took aside the person who asked me to open the DVD up and explained that I'll have to exchange it, because it's not quite the right thing...that my dad-in-law had screwed up, but I didn't have the heart to hurt his feelings in public over it. She understood, and kept my secret.
As for who's being mocked: this is one of those stories where anyone on any side can claim the other is at fault and is the butt of the joke. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right. For hard-core DVDers like us, Christmas can be a hard time because it's so hard for others to get us exactly what we want. Passing out wish-lists with exact titles comes in very handy...just don't limit it to DVDs!
Great stuff; thanks for the link!
I asked for a new frying pan this year.
Make sure they don't get the full-screen version. It's missing the handle.
Christmas can be rough, luckily I make clear to everyone who could possibly be buying me a dvd the difference between wide and full screen. In fact we are giving my in-laws a DVD player for Christmas. Inside will be a nice little homemade guide on the advantages of widescreen. Christmas is a time to educate.
Funny shit....and dead-on!
I love The Onion.
You know mockery?
You think you know mockery?
Well, stand back : "It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham"
Fielding Mellish, in BANANAS