TODAY’S BLOG — The last Blockbuster in the world is being rented out on Airbnb … A brand is selling a $700 digital shirt that’s photoshopped onto you … A guy gets a fine for breaking lockdown to get away from his roommate’s loud sex …
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Story 1: The Last Blockbuster in the World Is Being Rented Out on Airbnb for $4 a Night
This is like an eight-year-old’s dream . . . if they were living in 1992. The last Blockbuster store in the world is in Bend, Oregon. And next month, three families will get to stay there OVERNIGHT, and watch as many movies as they want.
The owners are basically renting it out for FREE on Airbnb for three nights next month. They’re only charging $4 a night, which is the same price they charge to rent one movie. (Here’s the Airbnb listing.)
They turned part of the store into a ’90s living room with a NON-widescreen TV . . . VCR . . . bean bag chair . . . and pull-out couch, plus candy and snacks. They’ll also be disinfecting the whole store after each family checks out. (Here’s a photo.)
You have to live in the area, and there’s no word if they plan to open it up to more people later on.
Sandi Harding has been the manager since 2004. She says the only reason they’re still in business is because the community goes out of its way to keep renting movies from them. So they wanted to do something fun to say thanks.
One thing you CAN do is call for movie recommendations. Netflix has algorithms, so they launched a jokey ad campaign this year for “Blockbuster CALLgorithms.”
You literally just call the store . . . tell a real person what kind of movies you like . . . and they suggest stuff, just like back in the day. (Their number is 541-385-9111.)
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The last open Blockbuster in the world (located in Oregon) has been turned into a @airbnb where you can spend a night. The last remaining Blockbuster is listed on Airbnb for $4 a night. Fun fact: Blockbuster could've bought Netflix for $50M in early 2000s. Today Netflix is worth $194B. Is this the perfect date night? Tag someone you would like to go with 👇🏾
Story 2: A Brand Is Selling a $700 Digital Shirt . . . You Don’t Get the Actual Shirt, They Just Photoshop It Onto You
If this is the future of fashion, it makes me SO GLAD I never got into fashion.
A company called Tribute Brand just released a new $700 shirt called “Zezy.” But here’s the twist: It’s a VIRTUAL shirt.
If you pay the $700, you don’t get an actual shirt. They’ll just Photoshop it onto you in a picture. And from the examples we’ve seen, they’re not even that good at Photoshop.
They’re calling it “contactless fashion,” which is a real sign of the times. They also sell more affordable virtual clothes for $30 to $99. They even have a few virtual outfits on their website that are marked as “Sold Out.”
A guy named Joe Garcia from Pasadena, California spent $60 on a virtual shirt and pants and says, quote, “I get people asking me where I got those pants . . . they don’t even realize that they’re cyber.”
Once the company started getting press attention for the $700 shirt, they temporarily pulled it down . . . as of now, it’s still not listed.
Story 3: A Guy Gets a Fine for Breaking Lockdown . . . To Get Away from His Roommate’s Loud Sex
It’s harder than ever to get distance from the people you live with these days . . . but sometimes, you just HAVE to.
A guy in Victoria, Australia was fined for breaking the coronavirus curfew lockdown orders in the area on Sunday night when the cops caught him sitting in his car in a parking garage.
And he told them he was there because . . . his roommate’s significant other was over and they were being, quote, “too loud” in the bedroom.
He got a $1,200 fine. (If you’re wondering what breaking coronavirus orders looks like elsewhere . . . wow.)
There’s no word on whether his roommate’s significant other might get fined since it seems like they broke the lockdown to get-it-on.
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- The first time a computer successfully ran a piece of software was June of 1948. A computer in England ran a program that was, basically, just a calculator.
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