Thursday, January 3, 2008


Brief post before I go off to beddy-bye.

I borrowed a VHS tape from the library recently. To be specific, it was Polanski's Repulsion, in which Catherine Deneuve does some fine walking wounded. Anyway, after I was done watching, I ff'd/rewound and tried to eject. No can do.

I attempted to eject the tape several times after that, each time failing. In fact, the tape would peek out partially, then sink back in and start playing again. I turned the VCR off and kept it off for several days while trying to figure this thing out.

What I finally did tonight was to hit "Eject" again and unplug the machine while the slot was open. Again, the tape was partly out, so I gently pried it the rest of the way with my fingers. It's not totally 100% rewound at this point, but it will have to do.

This has been another exciting adventure...


susan said...

Yeah, sometimes you just have to get physical with the damn things. Did I ever tell you about the time I couldn't get the bread out of the toaster? After I got my hair to lie down flat again I promised myself I'd unplug it before sticking the fork in next time :-0

Ben said...

Oh wow. Did you explain to everyone that it wasn't a wave of punk nostalgia washing over you?