Sunday, August 19, 2012

This Week in Pop Culture


The Hunger Games movie DVD was released this weekend, and I eagerly checked the shelves at Target to pick up my copy.  Only it wasn't that simple.


You can get the movie on DVD for $16.99.


Or on Blu-Ray for $19.99.


Oh wait, here's the copy with the special features for $22.99.  I loooove specials! And they've been flaunting the quality of the specials in the press all month.  Shoot, it's DVD with specials, not Blu-Ray.  Now what do I do?




 Ah, finally, on another shelf, the Blu-Ray edition of the movie with special features.

Yeah, I did actually spend an extra eight dollars for this deluxe version, but I think the last DVD I bought was one of the Pirates of the Caribbean flicks, about three years ago.  It's a rare want, or at least that's what I'm telling myself.

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On an unrelated pop culture note, I did actually locate the payphone that Maroon 5 has been singing about. If you're not familiar with the song, it goes like this:

I'm at a payphone trying to call home
All of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it's all wrong
Where are the plans we made for two?


And it made me wonder exactly who in the radio-listening, high-in-demand-demographic of teens is going to know what a payphone is.  I couldn't think of the last one I came across - in fact, I heard that some business in New York City was launching a trial of phonebooths converted into wireless hotspots. 

Then I ran into this, in little Alesund, by the North Sea.



There you have it, there is at least one working payphone in the world.

2 comments:

Bob said...

They are destroying Superman's changing booth.

Mayberry said...

When we were in Montreal last month I noticed quite a few payphones - at least one of the booth variety, and then several others with just those half-pod enclosures. I took a picture of the booth to show my 10-year-old, who loves the Maroon5 song (they play it on Disney Radio all the time) but hasn't ever seen a real payphone!