Thursday, October 05, 2006

2.50 for a decade, and a buck and a half for a year.


I'd like to take a moment to dedicate this one to an animal.
RIP: Tiger - grand methusela of the cat race

Has it really been 17 years? Feels like only yesterday i was in junior high and constantly tossing you out of my sleeping bag whilst trying to go to sleep. Sorry for the loss Chuck.


In other news, we, as in the place i work for, Microplay - are moving!


Joining forces to battle the forces of corporate evil!

We've taken over a Jumbo Video location in a more busy part of town, and will be packing up chez Microplay and turning the whole shebang into a Microplay-Jumbo Video combo store! It's pretty exciting stuff, but it also means my work-life is about to get a lot busier. Here's hoping things don't get too crazy, and that my schedule doesn't change. I'm psyched!

Some history, Microplay was North America's FIRST retail franchise specializing in video game consoles and software, and Jumbo Video was Canada's first "Blockbuster-style" video rental franchise. Jumbo, at least where i live, pre-dates Blockbuster by a few years. I have no illusions about the companies though - being independtant franchises means both got hammered in recent years by the big chains (Blockbuster and Rogers cut into Jumbo, EB Games and everybody else on the planet suddenly discovering that Video Games were a gold mine cut into Microplay). But we've always done well enough ourselves i'll wager, and i think this is going to be a fantastic undertaking.

I really need to watch something - haven't watched a movie in a while - discounting Arnold's masterpiece, The Last Action Hero.

That's all for now.

Cheers,
Steve

32 comments:

Dunnyman's Castle said...

Sorry to hear about the cat...:-( Especially one that was part of your life for so long... Don't think there's a day that goes by that I don't think about ol' Robbie, who had 18 wonderful years with my family.

Mitch said...

Jumbo Video? Is that nextdoor to the Quick Stop?

SteveTP said...

hell no.

I swung by and checked it out this evening - man the space is HUGE!

Mitch said...

My bad. I guess it would actually be the equivalent of Big Choice Video, huh? ;)

Damn, I wish I lived up there. You know what I'd come in looking for.

And what the hell are you doing watching Last Action Hero? Not even our man Shane could polish that turd.

kevin said...

woah. i say again woah. is this move going to change your position at all?

man, sucks about Tiger. he was legendery.

SteveTP said...

Everything should be ok - if nothing else i may see some gain. I'm gonna be doing a lot more :)

Mitch - Big Choice with a much cooler color scheme :)

Jon said...

"You guys gunna sell rasslin' tapes?"

After last night Setev, my suggestion for the new joint is ED-209.

SteveTP said...

Duely noted mr. M

"YOU ARE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF PENAL CODE 113 SECTION 9 - PLEASE RETURN "THE BENCHWARMERS" TO THE SHELF WHERE YOU FOUND IT AND MAKE A BETTER SELECTION. YOU NOW HAVE 15 SECONDS TO COMPLY."

Dan Mancini said...

Do you have that one with that guy who was in the movie that was out last year?

SteveTP said...

ooh! NAVY SEALS!

Mitch said...

Happy Scrappy!

Jon said...

Will you be renting...videotapes? Pornographic...videotapes?

Mitch said...

Let's hope so. I've been dying to see Amanda and Her Friends.

SteveTP said...

I have another daughter, you people can't protect her!

Mitch said...

Heroin. You got off easy, son of a bitch.

Jon said...

Sounds like an 80s man to me...

Mitch said...

Is that a crook?

SteveTP said...

You're gonna bust dixie! you're gonna bust Dixie!

Jon said...

Special Forces tattoos? Mercury Switches? What are we gettin' ourselves into?

Mitch said...

Let's get the flock outta here.

kevin said...

i ahve refrained from commenting cause i lost ya all about 7 comments back ... :P (movie nerds...)

SteveTP said...

I wonder if there are any openings in the LA Fire Department.

kevin said...

see... now is that a subtle movie reference or some kind of existential non-sequitur? or are you actually interested in a career change? hmmm....

Jon said...

Keep it up, either Kev's head will explode or he'll de-evolve back into a total geek and his Sexton Scholarship will be for naught.

"You're not tryin' to draw psycho pension...you really are crazy."

Mitch said...

No way you live, general. No way.

SteveTP said...

I'm hungry... I'm gonna go get something to eat.

Mitch said...

Get that shit off my lawn!

kevin said...

*KA-BLAMMO!*

SteveTP said...

I suppose we have to register you as a lethal weapon

Mitch said...

Hey, noses in the dirt, assholes.

Jon said...

Whaddya say Jack? You want a shot at the title?

Mitch said...

I don't think Burbank the Cat's gonna like this.