Sunday, December 28, 2008

VHS Dies

We're surprised anyone still used it for movies:
  • Pop culture is hitting the eject button on the VHS tape, the once ubiquitous home video format that will finish this month as a creaky ghost of Christmas past.

    After three decades of steady if unspectacular service, the spinning wheels of the home entertainment stalwart are slowing to a halt at retail outlets. On a crisp Friday morning in October, the final truckload of VHS tapes rolled out of a Palm Harbor, Fla., warehouse run by Ryan Kugler, the last major supplier of the tapes.

    "It's dead, this is it, this is the last Christmas, without a doubt," said Kugler, 34, a Southern California businessman. "I was the last one buying VHS and the last one selling it, and I'm done. Anything left in warehouse we'll just give away or throw away."
Today, VHS. Tomorrow, the newspapers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take them. I can't figure out how to get my home pictures and movies to DVD.


12/28/2008 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Headline should read: VHS Joins Proactive Policing in the Hereafter

12/28/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been pretty hard to find tapes for my BetaMax too.

And my eight track.

Anybody got any good programs for my Apple II E?


12/28/2008 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

Hopefully, daley's Machine will die right along w/VHS.
Both had served a purpose, but are no longer useful and are too expensive in this day and age....

12/28/2008 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have Beta-Max.., My ON-TV, MY Colecovision

12/28/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/28/2008 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Spank the Monkey said...

Oh, the Porn
The wonderful Porn.
What will I do?
Oh what will I do?

Oh I know sell it to my partner.

His mname is Mikey.

12/28/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a VHS?

12/28/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purchased mt first VHS machine in 1980. A JVC that cost about $1000.
How time has changed! For you active police officers, everything changes.

12/28/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Wad said...

Now where in the hell am I going to get my porn from? Oh, thhe internet, thats right...

12/28/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anybody got any good programs for my Apple II E?"

You must be one of our new super-geek cops. Do you even know what an arrest report looks like?

12/28/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to stay with 8-track over cassette tapes. The 8-track had the album cover; I said cassette will never catch on:
I had Beta over VHS formate- the picture was better and the tape smaller, oh well;
Now dvds are out: maybe blue-ray?

I thought J-FED would be better than Cline (NOT)
At least CLINE was the police.


almost always the wrong choice except now.

12/28/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What's a VHS?"

Visibly High Suspect?

12/28/2008 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There it is again. I thought I made a killing buying up all those white stripe Police pants. Now I bought up bins of VHS players.

12/28/2008 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous A Sure Thing said...

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12/28/2008 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/28/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple IIe? I probably have some Apple II+ programs that will run.
Actually have a couple II+'s and a IIe I'd sell you cheap....

So if VHS goes away, and I don't want to have a subscription to TIVO to PAY to record movies, what do I do??

Gosh, what did we do with all our money before we paid for pagers, cell phones, cable, internet service and TIVO?

12/28/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vhs is gone, the way of the dinosaur could daley be far behind lets hope he leaves soon!

12/29/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple IIe?

I still have my VIC 20 some where gathering dust. HEY! Maybe I can sell it to the department! LOL

12/29/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well,there goes another 30 Porn vendors @ Maxwell Street. How many bags of tubesocks can a fella use in a lifetime??

12/29/2008 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have tons of porn on VHS.

12/29/2008 09:59:00 PM  

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