How Movies Were Rented In The Past

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago Funny

The Blockbuster Video Living Museum offers tourists a glimpse of how Americans rented movies in the days before Netflix.
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Male 148
good times!!
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Male 516
"There should really be an onion warning....If someone wanted to see an ONN video, they could just go to their website..."

Are you so f-ing lazy that it`s such a big deal to just hit the back button?

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Female 15,763
Jug, if anybody wanted to see ANYTHING from this website they could get it from another site.

Revelation, eh?

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Female 1,380
There should really be an onion warning....If someone wanted to see an ONN video, they could just go to their website...
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Male 324
hollywood video is better, and cheaper
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Female 1,653
lawl
easycinema.com ftw
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Male 282
That`s why I love the public library system! Get it for free for a whole week. Late fees are (maybe) a dime. Granted, they don`t have the newest releases readily available. We just got Wall-E this weekend after being on the waiting list for 2 months.
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Female 761
That was funny, since Blockbuster has officially banned me--SUCK IT! Ok, but am I right or am I right, didn`t they say they were getting rid of late fees? Because when I refused to pay the $100 bill they went crazy.
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Male 84
Oh god....Onion..God i hate them...pffft
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Male 619
I still go to bloackbuster and i still love it.
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Male 8,302
> Mah_Boi
> where you live that candy and soda is $2/respective container?

The `Australia` under my name is a really subtle clue...

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Male 606
Lionhart:

WTF where you live that candy and soda is $2/respective container?

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Female 387
I still go to Blockbuster. I guess I could use LoveFilm (the UK equivalent), but Blockbuster is there when I need it, and I don`t have to wait for any movies to be delivered.
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Male 8,302
> Easycakes
> Where in Netflix can you get candy and soda, eh?

I can do without paying $5 for a $2 candy bar and $6.50 for a $2 can of soda, thanks.

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Female 9
They left out what used to happen to me when I would ask if they had any Ingmar Bergman films at Blockbuster. They`d always answer, "No sorry we don`t have any movies with Ingrid Bergman."

Facepalm!

Long live Netflix! Please don`t ever change!

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Female 1
I work for Hollywood Video. Just representin in case you forgot about us little guys (and gals).
Where in Netflix can you get candy and soda, eh? I know it`s just a little thing but the movie store experience is still cool...
(In other words, please come rent from me, so I can keep my job)
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Female 1,082
i hate the onion
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Female 393
i have the cheapest blockbuster ever. remember how blockbuster used to have the no late fees thing and all those other things? well...that didnt apply to the one thats like a mile away from me. gayyyy. and THEN they made it half the size to make room for a palm beach tanning center...and i havent really gone since.
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Male 2,545
that was really funny
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Male 1,404
You now I was just in a Block Buster today and this skit was not far off. Most of the "good" movies rented with a ton of Will Smith like cr-ap on the shelf.
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Male 2,245
i`ve watched a lot of onion videos on this site but it just dawned on me that i really don`t like them. there`s a smugness to them, like the daily show.
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Male 379
simrankot. we don`t want your crap. go somehwere else.
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Female 4,447
It`s the Onion, you say? No thank you.

psst...simrankot, enjoy getting beat with the banhammer.

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Male 4,004
I hate having to watch every ONN video twice just so I can watch the video and afterward read the scrolling text to get some laughs.
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Male 886
perfect link to follow "everything is amazing, nobody is happy" (I`ve never gotten a movie from Netflix or anywhere on the internet. I always go out and rent them. Is that really that weird already?)
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Male 247
"Unlike atom videos, you can see ONN before you press <play>. Please don`t drating whine if you press <play>."

"> marencolleen
What are you trying to say?"

`I am a retard,` I think is what she (he) is trying to say.

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Female 193
Haha. How odd. I just went to blockbuster to rent movies.
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Male 288
Lionhart... I thinks shes trying to say that she doesn`t like the Onion...
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Male 15,832
Kinda like the "Prehistoric Ice Man" episode of South Park.
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Female 470
*raises hand* I still go to Blockbuster from time to time.
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Male 8,302
> marencolleen

What are you trying to say?

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Female 531
I HATE THE ONION
I HATE THE ONION
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I HATE THE ONION
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I HATE THE ONION
I HATE THE ONION
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I HATE THE ONION
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I HATE THE ONION
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Female 471
oh, Onion, do you ever cease to impress?
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Male 288
damn... has it really been THAT long?!?
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Male 10,440
hahaha! nice play ONN,
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Male 22
lolz, somebody doesn`t know what ONN is..........
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Male 295
Turkeyman, ONN is a joke, they`re making fun of things, or did you know that?
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Male 3,014
"Taco Bell assures investors that beef recall will not affect Taco Bell."

XD

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Female 917
I always watch these videos twice- the first time to watch it, and the second time to read what scrolls underneath.
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Male 756
Funny as hell. Just res=recently jumped on the Netflix bandwagon myself.
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Male 1,220
"Woodbridge VA: Premature ejaculation still pretty good."
lol
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Female 1,604
I just rented 5 movies from blockbuster last night and not only that I have a special membership lol so i got a whole movie for free. yay me
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Male 353
That was funny. The Onionis the best of what net entertainment has to offer.

@ peter.., I saw the same thing commented on yesterday here. I saw a comment in one of the where someone said they got a virus from a download on IAB. Opie retorted that IAB does not pass on viruses.

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Male 889
peter: if its something about antivirus 2009 DO NOT install it its malware
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Male 162
Sidebar: Has anyone else been getting a popup, when you naviigate away from IAB saying something like "viruses detected on your computer" "click OK or cancel... Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page." etc? I saw a comment yesterday regarding this in one of the forums. Had it happen twice tonite... here and in the Rhiana forum. What`s up with that IAB?
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Male 1,085
I remember Blockbuster! They have one down the street from me...boy is it dusty.
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Male 162
Unlike atom videos, you can see ONN before you press <play>. Please don`t drating whine if you press <play>. I love The Onion.
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Male 612
i remember those days...
where a movie was a huge tape,now its just a round flat disk..
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Male 670
I HEARD IOWA CITY.
ARE WE FAMOUS YET?
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Male 1,788
Haha, onion, I saw this one a while ago.
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Male 3,301
OH poo, I gotta take back that game!!

drat ITS LATE.

DAMN/THANK YOU IAB!!! >:O

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Female 1,269
i still rent movies X3
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Male 19,879
Link: How Movies Were Rented In The Past [Rate Link] - The Blockbuster Video Living Museum offers tourists a glimpse of how Americans rented movies in the days before Netflix.
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