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Gadgets of Days Gone By: A very mighty VCR tape collection

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So it’s blast from the past week or whatever here at CrunchGear, and I decided to highlight my very fancy VCR tape collection. Boy oh boy did I tape a lot of stuff as a youngster!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11469487&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff9933&fullscreen=1

The video, which I nearly died in the production of, explains that my collection is basically a bunch of old pro-wrestling tapes.

I had a VCR connected to my 13-inch TV, and I’d use it to record all sorts of stuff, including episodes of The Simpsons, Futurama, Seinfeld, Rocko’s Modern Life, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, and WWE (WWF at the time).

The dumb thing is that nearly half the videos aren’t labeled at all. Let me tell you, the frustration of wanting to see SummerSlam 2001 when you’ve accidentally popped SummerSlam 2002 into the VCR is right up there with having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. I literally just laughed out loud writing that. I am high on life.

So yeah, I’d write more, but that entirely defeats the purpose of creating a video. It’s a long one, but there’s a special surprise at the end…

VCR, you’re the man!

(I should point out that I mistakenly said that WWF No Mercy was based on No Mercy 2000, when it was in fact based on No Mercy 1999. In fact, everything I described refers to No Mercy 1999 and not No Mercy 2000. I regret the error.)

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