Saturday, February 16, 2008

HD-DVD? More like, HD-DVDead!

Um, I mean, haven't even met her! Toshiba gave up; the format war is over. If anyone out there has an HD-DVD player and can't figure out what to do with it, send it to the Mad Science Department. We need spare parts for our battlebots. I hear those players have lasers in them.

I still can't figure out how Toshiba lost. Granted, HD-DVD is an unnecessarily technical-looking name, but Blu-ray is an even worse name. First, it makes people (okay, just me) think about blueballs, and those are unpleasant for everyone. It also makes people (again, just me) spend too much time trying to make an elaborate pun about oral sex and some dude named Ray. And then your potential customer isn't thinking about your DVD player, they're debating the comedy merits of Ray Charles and Ray Liotta. That's just bad marketing.

Meanwhile, over at the spinoff, we're featuring movie reviews of Freejack and Radical Jack, but not Kangaroo Jack. To hell with Kangaroo Jack. Freejack features Mick Jagger and Emilio Estevez, and Radical Jack stars Billy Ray Cyrus and Michelle Pfeiffer's sister.


B.E. Earl said...

You can complete the Jack trifecta with Lightening Jack. I think that was the name of starred Paul Hogan and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Oh, that wacky Cuba!

slappy said...

Or Captain Jack with Kurt Russell and Martin Short.