Blockbuster is a trademark registry in the nostaligia of 80’s and 90’s babies. It’s like Netflix with real walls and real people and a dank lineup of real candy at the register.
At its peak, Blockbuster had 9,094 stores and employed 84,300 nerdy 17-year-olds wearing cargo pants by choice.
We didn’t mind. For a movie & chill sesh, whether it be with family or a lover, meant that you were taking a trip to Blockbuster to pick out of a movie. There was something powerful about browsing through aisles of genres (and more importantly judging everyone in their for their assumed selection). This gif is as close to the feels as I can express, take it for what it’s worth.
Anyway, clearly Netflix and Redbox came along and swept ’em off the face of this earth…Until now. The Last Blockbuster is narrating the life of a posthumous retail entity surviving merely by the parody of SNL and one lone twitter account.
Let’s enjoy 15 tweets which prove why I have nothing but love for what we have left of the ever great, Blockbuster.
1.They’re still not afraid to talk themselves up
2. They clearly know how to survive in a posthumous world
3. They only spit the facts
4. They support by 17-year-old white guy joke
5. They’re not above the fact they were the nation’s pitstop between the dealer and home
6. They don’t take your shit
7. But why couldn’t this happen when I was there?
8. Now that’s just upsetting
9. Apply this to all workplaces please
10. I’m guilty for this one.
11. Ahhh, the 90’s.
12. They never really quite nailed the “recommended section” so you browsed everything yourself
13. Most likely a Karen
14. Good to know.
15. Let’s just agree that Blockbuster didn’t die, they simply reincarnated into Best Buy.
Just some food for thought.
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