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Must-See Video: Historic Tourist Destination: Blockbuster

May 23, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
Today’s lesson in ancient history: video rental stores.

With the advent of online video services, going out to rent a movie has become an archaic experience. Why bother perusing the cluttered shelves of the movie stores when you can kick back on the computer and send out for any title your heart desires? In this video, The Onion looks back on the outdated system called “renting” with a peek into the historical tourist destination Blockbuster. The tour aims to transport visitors to a time before the Internet, when so-called “renting” was the only way to obtain movies.

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