Thursday, July 30, 2009


I was delighted to see that my favorite TV show of all is finally having its 4th season released in September: Taxi. Yes, I like it more than Seinfeld, which runs a close second. Taxi was more uneven but it had a human element to it that is lacking in Seinfeld.

Therefore I was more than happy to click the preorder button on the Amazon product page and reserve my copy! I hope the final season 5 follows soon thereafter because to me that had the best episodes.

For those of you who are familiar with the series, the episode that edges out the others is the one in which Reverend Jim's father passes away and at the end, Jim discovers a cassette tape his dad left him. He puts it in a player and hears Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life." I know it doesn't sound very special but you just have to see it to know what I am talking about.

Do you preorder things? I like preordering stuff on Amazon because they don't charge you for it until it is shipped. It also locks in the price just in case it goes up, but if it goes down they lower your preorder price, too.

There's a few things I am looking forward to getting that are due for release later this year, besides Taxi:

Forrest Gump, Gladiator and the Wizard of Oz on blu ray. Seeing as how Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies of all, that was a no-brainer. And I figure I have to see how good Gladiator and Wizard of Oz turn out on blu ray.

Today in my "quick picks" they offered a discount on the upcoming Beatles set of remastered albums in mono. Mono? Isn't that like black and white? Perhaps, but the original vinyl LP recordings were originally mastered and released in mono and that's how they should have sounded. Later on, engineers messed around with it and turned them into unnatural-sounding stereo albums that have the instruments separated too much. For the early Beatles, mono is the way to go!

The thing is, this collection is really expensive even with the discount that puts a little dent in the price. I'm wondering if I should really get it.. the good thing is I have until September to decide but meanwhile I have the order locked up.

Another order on hold is the Twilight Zone "Complete Definitive Collection." That was offered as the deal of the day last Friday. All 156 episodes at a big discount from the usual price but still expensive. I wondered if I should buy it since it had ALL the episodes ever made, of which so many are classics. Later in the day the current stock sold out and the status went from shipping immediately to "ships in 1-3 weeks." I figured if I clicked on the buy button, I would have 1-3 weeks to change my mind but meanwhile the price would be locked in just like the preorder stuff. So I clicked and there it sits in my open orders page.

I tell you, Amazon is dangerous!

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