I feel like bitching.
I could bitch about the three local radio stations that have gone to "all Christmas carols; all the time" since about two-weeks before Thanksgiving, but I bitched about that last year and the year before as a matter of fact. But given that Thanksgiving has passed and we're now into December, I suppose I must let a few stations go all annoyingly Christmas.
So instead I will bitch about Blockbuster.
Below are my queue selections at Blockbuster.com, and their current availability:
Kingdom of the Spiders Very Long Wait
The Day of the Triffids Very Long Wait
Cocaine Cowboys Long Wait
Poltergeist Long Wait
The Big Lebowski Very Long Wait
Rock Star Available (Holy shit!)
King Rat Short Wait
Tropic Thunder Short Wait
Wonderland Long Wait
Boogie Nights Available (see above comment)
Hey Blockbuster, I've got a suggestion for your box. If there are that many people "waiting in line" for a movie, how about spending a little of that cash you're raking in every month and buy another copy, ya cheap f*cks.
Day of the Triffids has been in my queue since July; Kingdom of the Spiders since September, or maybe October. Regardless, you see my point damn it.
A week ago I conducted a little experiment. I deleted every "available" film from my queue just to see if having only "short, long, very long wait" movies in my queue would speed up the process of obtaining one of those hard-to-get flicks.
It did not.
So I complained to the Blockbuster customer service staff and received (more or less) the following reply:
"We're sorry that you're having trouble with your Blockbuster account. Might we suggest putting about 30 or so available movies in your queue so that you won't experience a discontinuation of service?"
In other words:
"We know you don't really want all this other sh*t, but we're hoping that it will pacify you while you wait for us to get around to sending you something that you really want. And as you're likely a typical, fat, lazy, couch potato, we figure that once you get something you'll pop it in the DVD player, shove some sort of snack food in your pie hole, and go back to staring at the TV."
So, yea I hear that ol' Marky Mark is pretty good in Rock Star.
So what are YOU waiting for?