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I hope to fuck you rewound the tapes before returning them
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I spliced individual frames in the tapes subconsciously telling people to elect Donald Trump president. I honestly didn't think it would work.
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>>111463770
no but i rewound my dvds
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Gotta return some tapes check em
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>>111463770
not at blockbuster
i would for the local stores, but fuck blockbuster
one time at suncoast video my 4 year old brother pissed himself all over the carpet. dad picked us up and ran and we never went back
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>>111463803
You really showed commitment to rent Poor Little White Guy just so you could do that.
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>>111463770
>stop tape at major plot point or twist in movie
>return it
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>the /tv/ side got pissy when someone didn’t rewind a video
>the /v/ side loved when save data was still on the cart, because it meant you could see more of a game in the limited amount of time you had with your rental
Funny “Please be kind, rewind” became like a universal slogan for video rentals, but the same was never said for video games.
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When I rented out The Running Man I put the tape in and hit play and the last viewer had left it at this part

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTx2QeTLOiI

I was so fucking hype that I didn't care
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>>111464029
>when you rent goldeneye and there’s a full 007 save with all cheats and characters unlocked
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You’d have to be an actual old fuck to have rented VHS tapes. /tv/ is larping
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>>111463770
The first thing they did with all returned tapes was put them in their high speed rewinders, whether or not you did first.
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There were two Blockbusters at roughly the same distance from my house, so sometimes we alternated on which one we went to.

I once returned a tape to the wrong store and got a late fee for it.
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>>111464212
It’s just zoomers pretending they were around when tapes were a thing
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>>111464167
I'm 22 and I was renting VHS tapes up until like 2009. My local VK Video had all the WWE PPVs plus DBZ movies on crystal clear VHS
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what's a tapes?
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>Blockbusters
Hope you love late fees.
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>>111464144
aren't all characters unlocked from the start? I barely touched multiplayer
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32 y/o boomer here.

>going to blockbuster instead of supporting your local video store that rented everything including consoles.

Got to enjoy the Neo Geo and the Panasonic 3DO without shelling out hundreds of dollars for systems with only a couple good games.
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>>111464551
>the Panasonic 3DO
I'm so sorry you had to go through that
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>>111464144
*plays multiplayer for 3 days and then deletes the profile*
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Did you guys have that school program growing up where they gave you a pizza hut coupon with a blank list on it and of you read a certain amount of books you got a free mini pizza?
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>>111464680
we had pizza incentives but it was if you read a certain number of books you got to go on the field trip to pizza hut, and you made your own personal pizza. i made mine with just sauce and pepperoni, no cheese
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>>111464167
Are you retarded? If anyone here is over 25 they've rented vhs. And if you think 25 is old than you must be 12.
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>>111464395
Most are but you have to complete some levels on certain difficulties to get special characters like Oddjob
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>>111464797
He means all the adults grew up and went to reddit
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>>111463770
"Excuse me but I have to return some video tapes."
>>doesn't rewind tapes
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>>111464838
I fucking hated oddjob. Everyone wanted to pick him for multiplayer because he was so short and hard to shoot.
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>>111463929
everything about this post is based
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>>111464766
>i made mine with just sauce and pepperoni, no cheese

What the hell is wrong with you
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>>111463929
God damn that picture brings back memories. I worked at a local video store a lot like that back in the late 90s. I probably have pictures like this if I ever go through my old hard drives. My father always hated me but he got me the most chad present ever. The first Kodak handheld digital camera for my college present.
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>rent multiple movies
>return them all in the wrong cases
Those guys were bored, so I'm sure they appreciated it when I gave them something to do.
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>>111464950
I didn't like cheese as a kid unless you could shake it from the container
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>>111464680
At my school, we got coupons for Chick-fil-A for attendance. The shitter was the nearest Chick-fil-A was like at least an hour away. I used to skip all the time because of this.
But for reading books, in elementary school, there was this program where you'd have to take a test (on a COMPUTER) and if you passed the test, they gave you a quarter to a whole dollar at the end of the year. My sister and I were the best read kids at that school in the entire program. Read a ton of classic books, like all those Wizard the Oz ones, and made some good cash as a kid.
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>>111464921
House rules: No Oddjob for goldeneye, No monkey for timesplitters 2
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>>111464680
>>111464766
>>111464975
you guys actually got food and money incentives from school? man, fuck my backwards ass country
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>>111464974
I mean you might as well not even eat pizza at that point.
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>>111463770
My buddies mom let us rent The Shining when we were 12 on VHS and I continued to rent it underage for a while until VHS went out of style completely around 2004. The blockbuster turned into a family video and then a credit union. The lady that always worked there saved the The Shining and gave it to me.
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>year 2000
>be eleven
>video store near grandmas place is closing
>she takes us to buy movies
>quarter each
>get TMNT 1, 2, 3 for under a dollar
>stop off for pizza on way home
>watch ninja turtles 2
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>>111465124
our Hollywood Video is now a combination Dunkin Donuts and Family Fitness
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>>111465181
One of these things is not like the other
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>>111465103
Well it is America anon. Get the retarded children to read by offering them fast food.
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>>111465181
Forgot pic
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>>111465240
Hollywood Video was great. They actually had hentai. Pretty kickass for a 12 yr old to just walk out with that
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>>111465240
On that note my local Hollywood Video is now a dialysis clinic. I don’t know why that’s funny it just is. As a former employee I like to think prolonged exposure there gives you kidney failure.
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>>111465103
Oh hell yeah. My local rental place would also give you a free video game rental if you showed them you got good grades on your report card (good grades meant nothing lower than a B). That wasn't something the school did, though. And then, if you were on the principal's list (all A's), they'd take you out for lunch or dinner.
There were so many kids who just didn't give a fuck, though, and never bothered to try. I wasn't one. I always liked going for prizes. It made things fun. Plus it's like you're in school, might as well try to learn something.
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>>111465103
It literally went from jump rope contests for presidential medals during Regan and Bush to bribing us with pizza and donuts under Clinton.

My ap calculus class met during 2nd period, which was when the state measures attendance. The state gave a 50 dollar prize at that time to each class with the best attendance. So once a month my senior year we ate 50 dollars worth of breakfast burritos. I think there were 7 guys, 2 girls and the teacher.
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You guys ever read gord?
http://www.actsofgord.com/Annoy/chapter01.php
it's a little nostalgic to hear about old rental practices.
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>>111465382
Only class we had something like that in was math. If you did the sheet of times tables in 5 minutes and got them all right, the next week you could try to do it again in 3 minutes, and then the teacher would buy you $5 of fast food for lunch. Me and this girl did it first and we weren't allowed to win anymore
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>>111464167
Used to be a rental not far from where i grew up. My brother and i went there all the time when we were kids. 24 now
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>>111465361
I don't think they had actual hentai, they just had 90s anime, and a lot of it was low budget adult titles that had titties in it. Like I remember renting one of the Golgo 13 videos there, and it had titties and sex, but I wouldn't call it hentai.
Speaking of, I kind of miss 90s anime on grainy VHS. I remember a friend trying to get me to watch Akira on DVD almost two decades ago, and I just couldn't get into how clean and clear it all looked (plus he kept pausing it to read all the notes they added to the DVD as a special feature).
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>walking past horror section to get to animated stuff
>try to avoid eye contact with pic related
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I got over 200 dvds from an old Blockbuster when it closed down over ten years ago. Shit was so cash.
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>life in FL most of life
>we move west
>video store we used to go to just had games and videos
>this place hastings is giant
>looking through anime
>see ghost in the shell box
>kept going back for looks hoping i wouldn't get caught
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>>111465181
>>111465240
My local Hollywood Video turned into an asian restaurant.
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>>111465443
I had a teacher do something like that. She did spelling tests, and if you aced enough of them, you got to get a prize from the treasure chest, which was a ton of random junk like McDonald's toys and shit. I remember getting a ton of crap from it. In fact, I still have a Spider-Man dentist comic I won from it, which I think she just stole from our local dentist.
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>>111465540
based jack frost poster
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>>111465540
I did this same for this
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>>111465649
My Hollywood Video has been a vacant building for decades.
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>>111463887
That sucks.
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>>111463770
>set the tale right to a critical spoiling scene
*twirls mustache* Mwahaha!
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>>111465495
Mine did. They had La Blue Girl and several others



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