Long Box Activism of the 80's
dmccall at nc.rr.com
Sat Dec 13 23:19:05 EST 2003
I think most people on this board got my point.
One of my other pet peeves is people misusing the word "irony."
"Bill K" <billk at nospam.com> wrote in message
news:3FD41CEC.5C5C at nospam.com...
> > If it was THEIR product that was being sold in long boxes, why did they
> > to come whining to ME about it? 1000 years from now the landfills won't
> > a single piece of cardboard from the 80's. They WILL, on the other hand,
> > have this plastic. Funny how I don't hear REM whining about their
> > product and how long it will last in the landfill (because that's where
> > belongs!)
> Wow, Michael and Bono paid you a visit to complain about longboxes? I'm
> impressed - I wouldn't have thought they'd have gone to you personally
> to make their pitch. I hope you got a picture and an autograph for your
> collection. An autographed longbox could be valuable.
> Last time I checked, "rock stars" complained openly to the public in the
> hopes of convincing the industry how blistering redundant longboxes
> were. Putting a cardboard box around an item that already is in itself
> a package is stupid. And, honestly, longboxes only existed to shut up
> record store owners who complained that they'd have to convert all of
> their record-bins to cd-depth, and didn't want to outlay the expense.
> It was stupid, the "rock stars" pointed out that it was stupid, and,
> thus, longboxes were eliminated.
> Drawing a link between jewel cases and longboxes is another stroke of
> genius on your part. A jewel case should last the life of the CD, and
> won't end up in the landfill until it's broken. A longbox, however,
> generally went in the trash about five minutes after the shrinkwrap was
> pulled off of it. You have yet to draw a reasonable analogy, and it
> makes me smile.
> And that crack about R.E.M.? Comedy gold.
> Irony is whining about people whining. If you're tired of people
> whining to you, why are you whining to us?
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