Until then, they're still stashed in their box out of view of visitors in my living room. To be honest, I might be embarrassed if anyone walked in the room and saw a huge collection of VHS tapes. What about you? Do you hold on to old tapes, or have you gotten rid of them?
VHS tapes may be a thing of the past, but it's the format where you'll find all my favorite movies still tucked away in storage. Flicks like Willow, Legend, and The B.R.A.T. Patrol (who's seen this one!?) helped me get off to a good geeky and sci-fi start. If it weren't for laser disk, DVD, and Blu-Ray technology, I'd probably still have a VCR and keep them close by.Although I can't watch the VHS tapes that were so near and dear, I can pay them respect by slapping these VHS Hero Skins ($15-$20) onto my new-fangled gadgets. Fit for your laptop (Mac and PC), iPad, iPods, and iPhones, these skins are the perfect way to show off your vintage geek flare. I'm obviously bias, but what do you think?
When people ask about when my boyfriend and I moved in together, I wax nostalgic on one thing. No, not my independent living or some mushy story about commitment. My VHS tapes.See, as much as I love to adopt new formats and tech, I was holding onto a small collection of VHS tapes, not because I thought the format was still good (please, I frown on people who don't appreciate Blu-ray yet), but because of the titles. I knew I'd have to replace these faves, so they were staying with me.
However, my boyfriend's relentless teasing about the "ancient" format led me to dump the movies, especially when he was right — I rarely pulled them out and turned on the VCR.
I find that this method of teasing and guilting has caused a lot of people to upgrade from one technology to the next, rather than a genuine desire to adopt the latest thing. I admit that I've guilted people out of using MySpace and Friendster, and urged people to drop the dumbphone and go smart.
Tell me, have you ever been guilted into feeling your tech was too old and needed to upgrade?
Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Says-It! When I first came across this rad site, I had no idea that you could choose from a variety of objects, signs, seals and badges to create hilarious graphics for! Says-It is just as addictive as MagMyPic because the options are endless with what you can design. Here I selected a lovely VHS tape to have some fun with and there's even an old school cassette tape to customize — fun fun! Just enter some text in the lines provided, choose colors and font, and click the "Go" button. A picture of a tape will be generated for you, which you can then email to friends or put them on your own blog or social networking site!
I bet your grandma hasn't had you over for a crochet-making session where she uses tape from old VHS tapes?! Now if she has, that's pretty rad, and I guess you can pretty much crochet any material that can be woven into a crocheted masterpiece, right?! As you can probably guess, this bag made entirely from recycled plastics has left me dumbfounded. In order to make this handmade bag, Etsy seller BarkerBell used a trash bag as the plastic liner and fused it to the VHS tape. For $50, it could have been yours. Sadly, it's already flown off the Etsy shelf.