Friday, February 25, 2005

I've said this before, but our local video rental place, Palmer Video, really needs to hire someone to stand at their exit and beat the living shit out of anyone who rents cinematic abominations like Alien Vs Predator or Kangaroo Jack 2: G'Day U.S.A. I'd be more than willing to do that job gratis. It's all that I can do to watch some parent suggest to their kids that they rent Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies and not report the asshole to Child Services.

Still, Palmer Video isn't Blockbuster, which is single-handedly responsible for the dumbing down of Hollywood thanks to their refusal to rent out NC-17 rated movies. So that's one thing Palmer's got going for it. (Wal-Mart is also pretty evil in this regard, not to mention extremely evil in many others.)

Anyway, it's with that background that I went to Palmer last Wednesday to rent the fourth disc of HBO's underrated series The Wire, which I strongly recommend checking out. Since I was there, I figured I'd take a look at the recently released Wonderfalls DVD. But to my dismay, amidst many, many copies of The Whole Ten Yards and a slew of WWF grudge matches, there was not a single copy of Wonderfalls.

So I did what any good consumer would do, and I wrote to Palmer:

Why do you have like nine copies of "White Chicks," but I can't find a single copy of "Wonderfalls?"
And yesterday, Palmer Video employee and resident movie yes-man Scott sent me the following response:

From: "Palmer Video"
Subject: RE: Contact Us
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 11:50:56 -0500

because like wonderwalls just got released and we like haven't recieved
it yet due to delays at our distributor
White chicks is actually a theater release and rents like crazy but i will
get A single copy of wonderfalls for rental as soon as possible.
Have a great day
Now, Scott, there is like no possible way I can have a great day knowing that like White Chicks "rents like crazy." Maybe if you didn't overstock crap like that, people would rent something better. Or at least something different, like the latest flick where Tara Reid plays a blonde bimbo or something.


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