Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

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I got a DVD out of the library, and it stinks

I mean, the movie itself was good, but the DVD itself (or at least the case) smells of body odor. I have no idea why, and I really don't want to think too hard about it.

It reminds me of a commercial I heard recently for pay-per-view movies on demand, in which the announcer, in tones of concern, talks about how many people have touched a rental DVD before you, and you don't know where it's been, blah, blah, blah. That must be a sign of how germphobic we, as a society, have become, that cleanliness is used as a selling point beyond kitchen and bathroom products. Fortunately, in the war amongst my personal Monk-ish traits, cheapness wins out over germphobia.

Anyway, the movie itself was Benny and Joon, and it was a very good, funny, sweet movie. In the first place, it had a really clever script; in the second place, it had all-around good casting, and in the third place, it was Johnny Depp-licious.

Speaking of Depp-liciousness, in a final holiday splurge before settling down to my resolution of frugality, I bought Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and Harry Potter 5 on DVD from Amazon because they had one of those deals wherein if you buy both of them you get a discount. Now I'm getting the most mystifying recommendations from them. Usually I can figure out why they recommend certain things, but this time I'm at a loss to understand it even when I click the link that says "Why was this recommended for you?" You recommend Ocean's Thirteen and The Bourne Ultimatum because I bought Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter? I'm sorry, that doesn't answer my question at all; I need more information please. The only possible connection I can see among those titles is that they're all 2007 releases, but that still doesn't make much sense. I mean, it's not like wine or something; they're not all of the same vintage.
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