A Brief YouTube History of Blockbuster

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A Brief YouTube History of Blockbuster
With the news of Blockbuster's bankruptcy, I'm wallowing in Blockbuster nostalgia. Don't worry, I'm pretty sure it's a temporary condition. But after the jump, a few vintage Blockbuster TV ads-get ready to see lots of shelves packed with VHS tapes in bulky boxes...

That last ad seems to be a US one repurposed for the UK-here's an original one from over there:

This one shows an angry mob of Blockbuster customers descending on one of its stores-and while it's supposed to be funny, it rings true. That's never a good sign. (It reminds me a bit of this AOL ad-though at least the mob AOL showed appeared to be peaceful.)

Okay, fit of Blockbuster-induced nostalgia over. I'm getting back to work...

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