Monday, December 22, 2008

You thought you'd seen it all?!

Making a last minute, quick stop at Staples, I nearly ran into a new display. It was DVD movies selling for $4.99. Now we all know, you can't buy a DVD for that little, so I had to ask about them. Turns out they are disposable! Once the seal is broken, the active side turns black within 48 hours making the disc unusable. Cue the theme from "Mission Impossible." Remember how the instruction audio tapes self-destructed (smoke and all) once it was played by the secret agent? I'm assuming there's no smoke when these things self-destruct. Isn't our society disposable-crazy enough? What is the logic behind yet one more throw-away?!

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