Friday, October 17, 2014

Your Turn

When is the last time you used a VCR or recorded something on a VCR. Do you remember what you recorded? 

37 comments:

Lady Heisenberg said...

Me and your mom

FearN said...

I probably used it to watch a home movie.

FearN said...

Like a video of when I was younger, recorded on an old timey video camera.

Merlin D. Bear said...

The last time I used a VCR was a couple of years ago, to watch the original "Wicker Man" (oh so worth it - infinitely superior to that steaming pile of crap Cage tried to pass off as a "remake")

sandybrook said...

I do it all the time ....I dont use my dvr for anything. And I dont record on Dvds.

derek harvey said...

I found and watched a bunch of old VHS last weekend at my parents
The highlights included:

Me and some classmates lip synching backstreet boys at a German theme park (one of those pretend your in a music video type of deals)
My so-called Life and old school Degrassi Episodes
and Madonna Truth or Dare documentary

MontanaMarriott said...

Wonder Woman on Sci Fi

Dena said...

I would watch all of those! If I had a vcr, that is : )

Murphy said...

I have a TV that has a VCR and a DVD player. We use it to watch Retrn of the Jedi every once in a while.

missbunny said...

My husband and his friends grew up filming videos as teenagers. Before jackals, they were messing around with a camera. So I got to see a bunch of videos of Mr. Bunny at 16-21 acting a fool. It was hysterical and his body at 21 was a sight to behold (he had an eight pack, now be has more of a four pack, but better than the sixer his buddy are sporting)

missbunny said...

Jackass not jackals! My phone is clutching her pearls, keeping it PG rated around here.

Erin B said...

My mother uses hers Monday - Friday to record her "stories" while she's at work. She also has a VHS tape rewinder. It's probably how she's had her VCR for so many years. It never has the stress of rewinding. I showed her my DVR, & she is intrigued but not ready to make the leap yet.

rolotomassi said...

last weekend-torrential rain
we watched:11:14; After Hours;Usual Suspects;
No Mercy & House Of The Devil..
it was a looong rainy weekend

rolotomassi said...

@Erin B., I love that & I can picture the conversation perfectly. ;)

auntliddy said...

Do mot even remember. 1980's? Never very good at it anyway. No loss.

AndrewBW said...

About a month ago to watch my video of "Chinatown" (best movie of the seventies). Sadly I discovered that the tape has faded quite a bit and had to go out and get it on DVD. However I have a zillion old videotapes. From about 1998 to 2003 or 2004 I ran the VCR practically nonstop for TCM. In the last couple of years my movie watching has tailed off, mostly because of lack of time. But every now and then I get the urge to pop something in and watch it. Admittedly I also have loads of movies on the DVR and it is easier to use. Earlier this week I watched "The China Syndrome".

Erin B said...

@rolotomassi - You should hear how pissed she gets when the VCR automatically adjusts for daylight saving time. Of course, it's at a different time than we have now so it jumps on her, & she gets the wrong stuff twice per year. I told her how nice it would be to set up a season pass & walk away.

crila16 said...

I don't remember. I still have a bunch of VHS tapes though...even the VCR I think.

B626 said...

Anne Magneson HBO special

Jon said...

Ally McBeal. I remember it specifically because then my VCR broke and I was never able to watch that episode. Still have the tape somewhere.

Anothergrayhare said...

You just reminded me, got to put the Blue's Clues and Barney VHS tapes on Freecycle and get room back in my coffee table trunk that I haven't used in years.

malcam66 said...

Lady H, I LOL'd at that.

I taped some Rolling Stones special that was on probably in the mid 90's.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Thank you malcam! I just cannot help myself sometimes ;)

Scallywag said...

Last recorded - when was Adam on American Idol? 2009 or so?

Last watched - last year some time, Schoolhouse Rock.

On one of my TVs I have a VCR/DVD combo attached. The DVD part stopped working so I bought a DVD player and attached it to that machine with the RCA plugs. Yes, I am cutting edge. If it would die I would replace it.

rolotomassi said...

@Erin, that's just perfect..lol

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WritergirlinLA said...

A clip from a documentary film I shot.

Jeannie said...

I remember I got my TiVo around when Lost premiered, so sometime before that. I definitely remember tapping Tru Calling on my VCR. It was a short lived show with Eliza Dushku and Zach Galifinakis. That's the last thing I can remember tapping.

Tina Mallette said...

Must have been at least 7 or 8 years ago since I got a PVR. Probably a hard to get movie, I think it was a made for UK TV movie with Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane and Joely Richardson. Loved it.

Cool writergirlinLA I love documentaries!

Clark St. said...

Every Tuesday nite.
There are three programs on at once & my DVR can only do two at a time.
So the third goes on the VCR.
Same thing on Sundays, due to the overrunning football games.

Studio54 said...

I use mine all the time Enty.

astrogirl said...

Five episodes of Wheel of Fortune that I was on. Ha ha that was a profitable couple of days.

beth olio said...

About a month ago. We don't tape any shows but we watch Theodore Tugboat and other kids' shows with the VCR.

beth olio said...

About a month ago. We don't tape any shows but we watch Theodore Tugboat and other kids' shows with the VCR.

Blasie said...

Last thing I recorded was the 2002 NCAA Lacrosse Championships. Syracuse beat Princeton on the Rutgers field. My son played defense for Syracuse. I didn't go to the game due to the fact I couldn't drive because I had bursitis in my shoulder and there was no way I would spend 6 hours in the car with my ex-husband.

MinPinGirl said...

Pretty sure the last VHS movie I watched was The Krays starring the brothers from Spandau Ballet. It's an awesome movie and it STILL isn't available on DVD but you can still buy it on VHS. How stupid is that?

Last VHS tape I bought was True Romance with Christian Slater & Patricia Arquette. Actually the very FIRST VHS tape I ever bought was Heathers with Christian Slater & Winona. Back when Slater was in some good shit.

Sherry said...

Writer girl, I still have my actors reel on VHS and a player to watch it but far too horrified to actually do it. . I'm sure your documentary is much better.

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