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RE: throw away society

I don't have a dvd player either. The vhs I bought in '82 lasted until
99. I want to use the new vhs for awhile. I do like to tape shows and a
dvd recorder is still pretty pricey. And I haven't rented a movie in
about a yr. So tape works fine for now. Down the line they'll phase tape
out. I did find the Toaster movies online. It was a lark - I'm not going
to order it, but it was fun just knowing it is out there.

One movie I would dearly love to see again - and I would pay for it -
was called Another fine Mess. This was a c.1971 Rich Little movie in
which he did Nixon and Agnew ala Laurel & Hardy. But it is nowhere to be
found. Even Rich Little no longer owns up to the movie in his credits on
his own home page. This movie was an absolute riot. but when I mention
it people think I am imagining things.

> Kitty: As far as I know, it's just VHS...but I don't have a DVD player
> so I don't even look at them. Good luck finding it...we bought it a few
> years back and kid's videos sometimes don't stay in production very
> long. I can look around the kid's consignment stores and see if I can
> find you a copy if you don't have much luck.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Thu 11/13,  < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 14:51:59 +0000
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society
> Melody! Is this available on vhs or dvd? I would just love to see
> it.<br>Kitty<br>> There's a wonderful little children's movie called
> "The Brave Little<br>> Toaster Goes to Space" about this very
> thing...how manufacturers<br>> intentionally began to build appliances
> that wouldn't last in order to<br>> improve their profit margin but the
> appliances somehow got wise to this<br>> plan and moved to Mars, where
> they have spent the last 50 years<br>> organizing a take over of the
> planet Earth as revenge for this little<br>> bit of nastiness...scenes
> of militant washers, dryers, stoves,<br>> refrigerators, etc. all
> marching in army-like precision across the<br>> reddened earth of Mars.
> Would serve some of those "discontinued" parts<br>> manufacturers right,
> wouldn't it?<br>> <br>> <br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> <br>> "The
> most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." <br>>
> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>> --- On Wed 11/12, Lynda Young <
> lyoung@grindertaber.com > wrote:<br>> From: Lynda Young [mailto:
> lyoung@grindertaber.com]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 12
> Nov 2003 14:54:58 -0600<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society<br>>
> <br>> Ha! You go, girl! I get so annoyed with stories that "parts
> have<br>> been<br>discontinued" I could scream - that's almost worse
> than<br>> appliances I am<br>convinced have been built to self-destruct
> once the<br>> warranty period has<br>passed. What happened to American
> Built, Yankee<br>> Ingenuity - built to<br>last longer, be more
> efficient and work harder?<br>> I know we can do better<br>than this,
> for goodness<br>> sake.<br><br>Lynda<br>Zone 7 - West
> TN<br><br>-----Original<br>> Message-----<br>From:
> owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> On<br>Behalf Of<br>> kmrsy@comcast.net<br>Sent: Wednesday, November 12,
> 2003 2:26 PM<br>To:<br>> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] throw
> away<br>> society<br><br><br>This situation I'm about to describe has
> much to do<br>> with some of the<br>other things we've been complaining
> abou
> t<br>> recently.<br><br>I have mentioned that I'm getting my kitchen
> updated a<br>> bit. While I'm at<br>it I thought I would replace the
> electronic<br>> touch-pad clock assembly on<br>my gas stove. The
> down-arrow contacts are<br>> 'bad', so when I touch 'bake',<br>the temp
> starts at 350 degrees and I<br>> can't decrease the temp.
> I've<br>checked everywhere and no one will<br>> repair the unit, so I
> ordered a new<br>clock assembly. Sears has<br>> discontinued it.
> What!!??! It's only 12 years<br>old! "Well, ma'm, 10<br>> yrs is the
> life expectancy of a stove." What!!??!<br>This stove cost<br>> over
> $1000, and I fully expected to get a minimum of 20<br>years, and<br>>
> more like 40 years out of it. And as I mentioned before, I<br>don't
> cook<br>> much, so I should get more years out of a stove than a<br>>
> family<br>might.<br><br><br>So then I tried Repairclinic.com and
> they<br>> say "the mfg has changed the<br>part # to...." I check
> sears.com and<br>> they indicate they have it but<br>Sears by phone also
> said they had the<br>> original #, billed me for it, but<br>couldn't
> send it because it was<br>> discontinued. From checking back
> and<br>forth I now know that GE built<br>> this Kenmore range, and it's
> the GE #<br>that is supposedly available at<br>> RepairClinic.com. So I
> tried GE directly<br>with their part#<br>> <br>> . "Sorry ma'm, that
> part's been discontinued."<br><br><br>Can anyone<br>> tell me why these
> places carry parts only during the warranty<br>period,<br>> when, if the
> appliance is reasonably well-built, it will<br>> easily<br>outlive that
> period? The time for things to go wrong is 10 yrs<br>> out.<br>THAT's
> when you want repair parts! But they discontinue them in<br>>
> the<br>expectation that you'll have to scrap it and by a new<br>>
> one.<br><br><br>Well, nothin-doin! No more 200 degree cheesecake
> here.<br>> If it can't be<br>made at 350+, I ain't cookin' it. And I'm
> not buying<br>> another new<br>>
> stove.<br><br><br>Kitty<br><br>-------------------------------------------------
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