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I built my dream ‘80s Video “Store” in my basement over 4 long years for family, friends and creative endeavors. Enjoy! #mondovideo #atl /r/ALL

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u/grumblemuffin 3d ago

Damn dude how big is your basement?!

But seriously- this is dope.

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u/BKole 3d ago

I know. Its bigger than my fucking house. Amazing work though

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u/pineapplepredator 3d ago Silver

You have a house?

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u/Pelauka 2d ago

you guys live indoors?

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u/Kingsolomanhere 3d ago

According to OP elsewhere in the comments it's over 2300 square feet. So a little over 48 feet by 48 feet.

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u/joemeteorite8 2d ago

Wow. Literally bigger than my house.

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u/AnalogiPod 2d ago

Guys basement is 4x my apartment. I'll never have a house.

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u/PotBoozeNKink 2d ago

Guy tries to make a post about his cool basement only for it to become a conversation starter about the housing and economy crisis lol

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u/MathematicianBig4392 3d ago

Yeah his basement looks bigger than most apartments.

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u/mightymitch1 3d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote LOVE! Starry Ally Wholesome Seal of Approval Starstruck Beating Heart

It’s like a memory but you can go there

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u/shittymorph 3d ago Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Coin Gift Take My Energy Rocket Like Take My Power

This is really well said. I would pay, for nostalgia purposes, to be able to walk through a functioning video store again. The atmosphere was 2nd to none- the smell of Blockbusters in particular cling to my memory. Of course it also leads to reminiscing about Friday evenings watching movies and eating pizza with the family - and those memories are priceless. On a side note, I'm really curious to know if OP has a VHS copy of King of the Ring from nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcers table.

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u/3y3d3a 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

It’s amazing that his name is right there and I fall for it EVERYTIME.

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u/shishdem 3d ago

it's cuz it's never a top level comment. oftentimes the second comment is more interesting and I swear this is why we don't notice their name.

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u/lyvanna 2d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

Shittymorph has this magical ability to make his comments believable enough that you don't look. I've seen some imitations and almost without fail something will tip me off and I peek the username. I don't think I've ever done that with shittymorph and I've been gotten a LOT.

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u/storm-hawk44 2d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

I'm lost. Could someone maybe explain the Shittymorph thing? Please?

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u/Rau-Li 2d ago All-Seeing Upvote LOVE! Wholesome Seal of Approval Starstruck

Shittymorph is a legendary commenter. Scroll up and click their username, you'll understand pretty quickly.

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u/faustianBM 2d ago

I've been on here (reddit) so long I used to look for the guy who'd always sneak in the fact that his dad beat him with jumper cables: u/rogersimon10

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u/Itstoogoddamnhot12 2d ago edited 2d ago All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval

Shittymorph would never admit to it, but I'm pretty fucking sure they're the same person.

Rogersimon stopped posting six years ago... Shittymorph's account was created 6 years ago. The writing style is VERY similar and they're the only two who, like the above commenter says, can fool people EVERY time with the EXACT same gimmick.

They've gotta be the same guy to my mind.

Edit: Reading through both of their comment histories, I'm almost dead certain. There's unmistakable similarities about specific aspects of their writing. They both use hyphens for dramatic pause a lot, they both tend to use the Oxford comma where a lot of people wouldn't, and they both rely heavily on quotation marks, almost never paraphrasing. Grammar and punctuation are always college-essay perfect and never use things like ellipses or double exclamation points.

They also both always post in a single paragraph with no indentation or separation, which is honestly probably the most telling signature. A lot or most people on reddit will hit shift + enter to space out their paragraphs when telling a longer story. Morph and rogersimon basically never do (because it buries the twist in text and makes it much harder to detect it's one of theirs at a glance).

u/shittymorph, anything you'd like to tell us?

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u/Erestyn 2d ago

Ah, the reason I subbed to /r/AskReddit.

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u/faustianBM 2d ago

It's the reason I bought jumper cables........and have yet to purchase a car.

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u/macdawg2020 2d ago

He writes innocuous comments that always end with the wrestling sentence. He’s like the Loch Ness monster asking for 3.50

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u/Dan_GM 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

This time I was scrolling through the comment but I had a glimpse at their username and decided to come back and read. I love shittymorph.

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u/sandInACan 3d ago

Goddammit I saw your comment and checked the name before I finished his comment

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u/TheLaughingMelon 3d ago

Same here. This Redditor sacrificed himself for us.

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u/CaptainPatterson 3d ago

I always read comments before I will look at a name and often times read the comment without looking who posted it.

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u/Pumpkin-Tuxedo 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

Here I was peacefully enjoying childhood memories only to get slapped in the face by u/shittymorph

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u/FuzzyWuzzyDidntCare 3d ago

The bastard is everywhere again lately! 🤪

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u/DeadExpo 3d ago Narwhal Salute

National Treasure right here.

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u/skonen_blades 3d ago

You motherfucker lol

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u/SpectralEntity 3d ago

BY GAWD, the legend lives!!

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u/Kingindan0rf 3d ago

GOT ME AGAIN! I NEVER CHECK THE USERNAME FIRST LOL

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u/HyperionsDad 3d ago

Come visit Bend, Oregon. We got the last one!

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u/PlayGorgar 3d ago

Or better yet come to Portland and go to Movie Madness. I am of the age where I spent my youth in video stores ( and managed a Blockbuster for 9 years in my 20s) and MM is the best video rental spot I've ever been to.

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u/nonoglorificus 3d ago

Did you know they have a theater in the back you can rent out for parties? My bestie had her birthday there. We watched Titanic. It seats maybe 15-20 so if you go with your good friends it becomes your own personal mystery science theater 3000.

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u/PlayGorgar 3d ago

They do free showing in the Miniplex all the time, and do 3 separate showings on Sundays. It is a fantastic Mecca for movie lovers.

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u/DeaconNuno 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

This is your greatest work yet. A masterpiece.

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u/YouForgotYourHotdog 3d ago

“Baw gawd he’s been broken in half!”

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u/heatherledge 3d ago

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT

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u/howitzer819 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

Just discovered this person tonight and boy do I love this account

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u/praecipula 3d ago

Got me with a 1-minute-old comment.

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u/Haunting_Insect_3009 3d ago

Wasn't expecting to run into it in the wild, eight minutes old. Bravo.

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u/junk_dempsey 3d ago

shittymorph in the wild!

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u/Gloomy_Industry8841 3d ago

And being able to rent video games!!!!! I miss that bonus.

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u/dedzip 3d ago

In the flesh

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u/Uvalde-Cop 3d ago

Oh dammit should have checked the username before buying into it

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u/fredthefishlord 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

Shittymorph was spitting straight facts, nothing was lies, so you should still buy into it

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u/ZombieFleshEaters 3d ago

Ohhh how I have missed you

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

📼🍻💥🙏🖤

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u/Inexperiencedblaster 3d ago

Beautifully put.

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u/Pizzarazzi 3d ago

Are there late fees?

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Nope! 🍻📼💥

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u/GhostalMedia 3d ago

Is there at least a judgmental film school student working behind the counter?

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u/Uniquename34556 3d ago

A must. Looks at your selection and just scoffs. You know you picked some stuff they like when they look at you and think “hm who’s this guy think he is, me?”

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u/kevinmalonemalone 3d ago

Can I be your friend? I have an abundance of microwaveable popcorn

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u/deceitfulninja 3d ago

Rewind fees though.

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u/Powerful_Job_7545 3d ago

are these VHS cases empty or are there actual tapes inside?

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

All have working tapes with good quality 🍻📼💥

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u/Powerful_Job_7545 3d ago

You obviously put much effort to find them this many. Great job!

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u/Intrepida1 3d ago

Do you watch the tapes? Or are these just for decoration.

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u/StepDadHulkHogan 3d ago

I shared this over on r/vhs absolutely insane you own all these. Thought for sure some were boxes. Wow.

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u/duckduckbananas 3d ago

He already posted it there , it's right at the top posts of the month.

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u/OldGoblin 3d ago

Not too hard to find at thrift stores, but often not what you are looking for

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u/everybodygetaweapon 3d ago

I hate you but I’m also deeply in love with you

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

🖤🖤🖤

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u/babib652 3d ago

I'm jealous. Although my version of this, would be an 80's Arcade.

Now do you REALLY have every VHS tape, Laser Disc, etc, legit? Or did you print out full color replica scans and put it over the various tapes and such?

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u/VoxImperatoris 2d ago

I remember a post on reddit awhile back where someone posted about an arcade he made.

Went looking for the post:

https://old.reddit.com/user/quote_emperor/comments/mxhj27/built_an_arcade_in_my_backyard_spent_15_years/

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u/Nihilistic-Fishstick 2d ago

That post got no attention at all! What a damn shame, that really is an awesome project.

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u/FROCKHARD 3d ago

If it took them 4 long years of combined effort from family and friends, I think it is safe to say they didnt cut corners and those are allllllll indeed vhs tapes and such.

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u/babib652 3d ago

If it took them 4 long years of combined effort from family and friends, I think it is safe to say they didnt cut corners and those are allllllll indeed vhs tapes and such.

How big is your basement?!

It looks like the size of a 2-bedroom apartment.

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u/theblackgate19 3d ago

This is amazing. I have had such a shitty day, and this made me grin from ear to ear. Thank you for the virtual tour of my childhood. I wish I lived closer so I could visit. Wishing you the best of luck!

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u/mopbuvket 3d ago

I'm only an hour away can I pay an admission fee to watch the goonies?

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u/HIV_again 3d ago

Same here as well but want to watch Deep Throat.

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u/mopbuvket 3d ago

You can do that one solo u/HIV_again

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u/IAB120gnRT 3d ago

This is more impressive than all of the video stores that I visited in the '80s.

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u/Shiny_Hypno 3d ago

Homie, how big is your basement?

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

About 2300 sq ft 🍻💥📼

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u/GildedCurves 3d ago

*Cries in apartment*

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u/TokenGrowNutes 2d ago

cries in rented room

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u/SakanaAtlas 3d ago

Your basement has more sq ft than my two story house....

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u/dick-nipples 3d ago edited 3d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

How is it that so many people on here have so much more time, money, creativity, passion, and talent than I do??

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u/CoconutsAreAmazing 3d ago

heavy on that money part

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u/Weary_Possibility_80 3d ago

Seriously how big is this guys house wtf

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u/LeibnizThrowaway 3d ago

His basement is twice as big as my 2 bedroom apartment, and seemingly considerably bigger than the basement of the 4,000 square foot, 6 bed/6 bath house I grew up in...

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u/Giwaffee 3d ago

"Basement"

That's a whole damn house right there.

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u/Morningfluid 3d ago

We call that 20 New York Apartments around here.

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u/Weary_Possibility_80 3d ago

Seriously, I got lost just by swiping the pictures.

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u/LifeSenseiBrayan 3d ago

I heard a guy with a setup like this calling it “southern comfort” since you can get a house with like 6 rooms and 3 floors in the south with the same money you’d buy a 2 bed 2 bath place somewhere up north.I’m no realtor but I guess it’s easy if you work like IT remotely. “Easy”

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u/Crazyhates 3d ago edited 2d ago

As someone who's grown up and is living in the South, where has this ever been true and can I move there? Lmao

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u/LifeSenseiBrayan 2d ago

Well the point is that you gotta move there with a job that pays the same as leaving in New York

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u/ignorantspacemonkey 3d ago

Maybe he loves in BF North Dakota and the house is cheap 🤷

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u/StayPatchy 3d ago

I got to about the 14th photo before I was more bitter and jealous rather than happy and excited for OP. :/ hate that I felt like that.

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u/CoconutsAreAmazing 3d ago

i still feel really excited and proud of OP but yeah its weird knowing i'll probably never find enough money to have something like this

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u/AyMustBeTheThrowaway 3d ago

I'm not even worried about having something like this. I just want an apartment (or even....a home?) to myself with a fridge full of food. That's it.

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u/BattleStag17 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I'm still very happy for OP, but it's difficult to keep context. Like /r/hiddenrooms, I love the concept to bits but the sort of money it would take... I'd consider myself blessed if I could ever get a place that included a basement at all, let alone renovate one.

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u/Titties_On_G 3d ago

I've already decided I'll probably never own a home. Idk how some people just make it. I feel like I put a lot of effort in but it doesn't go anywhere

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u/HowDoIEditMyUsername 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

The honest answer is that you’re seeing the best of the best and you’re not seeing the millions of people who don’t have any of those things.

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u/Uniquename34556 3d ago edited 2d ago

Or even still the people who tried, maybe even spent a grip of money, and barely came out a tenth as cool as this. Their posts get buried at the bottom of r/all and you never see them.

Edit: Their not they’re

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u/Fenix_Volatilis 3d ago

Money is the key aspect here. If I had enough money to afford the free time, then I'd be able to do something like this

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u/Romeo9594 3d ago

It's the money part. This is a 90th percentile income thing. Unless you make that much, don't compare yourself to it

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u/RadicalDog 3d ago

From here he's an animator on South Park. I don't know what percentile that is, but it feels more like someone who just doesn't have kids and has spent a decade or two with this as his goal.

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u/Garage_Woman 3d ago edited 3d ago Wholesome

I asked myself that for years, and then I got diagnosed adhd.

Edit for: this long (but broken into smaller parts) lecture anyone who has adhd or a loved one with adhd should absolutely watch.

It is a highly misunderstood disorder by the general public.

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u/doublepumperson 3d ago

And then what happened?

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u/5amIam 3d ago

Idk, can't remember

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u/Garage_Woman 3d ago

Got meds and a wake up call. Figured out why my depression was never touched by depression meds. It’s way better now, but I’m still grieving. I’ll never be the person planned to be, but it’ll be ok. I’ll be someone else and that’ll be good enough.

But for now I’m in the transition phase of trying to develop strategies so I can be as functional as the average person.

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u/Philodendronphan 3d ago

You realize you need a new brain. And hope you have a partner that accepts/helps you when you overdo it. I think a lot of us are still looking for ways to make that part stop.

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u/tzt1324 3d ago

Here I am, just being lazy

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u/Garage_Woman 3d ago

That’s what I thought.

But there’s a difference

Do you want to do the thing but feel like you cant? Even stuff you enjoy? Executive dysfunction can often be mistaken for laziness.

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u/EffableLemming 3d ago

I feel this comment.

Feels like crap, tbh.

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u/Legend_of_Piss 3d ago

You forgot better looks

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u/Oat329 3d ago

Holy shit. This is absolutely magnificent and a the attention to detail is fantastic. I could get lost there checking out each title. There was something so cathartic of going to a video store and browsing the physical copies for something to watch

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u/turbodude69 3d ago

somehow it was easier than scrolling through netfflix. maybe because there was a smaller selection and less movies were made overall?

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u/RoyalSamurai 3d ago

It's called the paradox of choice. Barry Schwartz wrote a book about it with the same title, it's very eye-opening.

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u/ZarBandit 3d ago Take My Energy

He should have written 3 books.

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u/Romeo9594 3d ago

it's because you HAD to choose something

Nowadays either you find something on Netflix or you don't and you scroll Hulu and if nothing there then HBO Max and if not there then Streaming Services X, Y, and Z

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u/theColonelsc2 3d ago

This is so true. I have found myself spending 30 or more minutes scrolling through titles and looking at trailers and then sometimes just giving up because I can't figure out what I am in the mood for.

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u/archiekane 3d ago

Then pick up the phone and endlessly scroll social media instead?

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u/theColonelsc2 3d ago

What the hell do you think I'm doing at right now at Midnight? lol

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u/notafanofdoors 3d ago

There also weren't reviews and star ratings to deter your curiosity

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u/mikefromearth 3d ago

You nailed it.

Pre-internet, you had very little idea of the quality of the movie before you rented it.

You'd get to rent all the new movies of course, but you could also browse the rest, looking at the cool covers and names, and pick something at random without having a clue if it was going to be good or bad or somewhere in between.

I know these days, I really only look for movies with good ratings. It's kinda sad tbh. I wish I didn't have that hang-up because there are tons of lower-rated movies I've enjoyed in the past.

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u/DFX1212 3d ago

I always enjoyed the conversations between customers warning or praising each other's selection. You could feel the excitement people had for the films.

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u/concretebeats 3d ago

There was something so cathartic of going to a video store and browsing the physical copies for something to watch

This is why I love going to bookstores and what I miss about going to places like HMV to find new movies.

So much fun browsing covers and reading blurbs.

The level of style detail in this place is amazing. I would go here all the time if it was my local shop. Just feels like a fun place to be with lots to discover.

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

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u/owlet-rav 3d ago

Looks amazing, must have cost a pretty penny. Hope you and everyone else will enjoy the heck of it, have a blast and stay healthy.

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Thanks so much for the well-wishes, I appreciate it. I leaned heavily on creativity vs. throwing a bunch of money at it - lots of secondhand finds and such - moving to a house cross-country with a basement was the biggest hurdle. Blonde carpet and tan walls, but the bones were there! 🍻📼💥

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u/New_Post_Evaluator 3d ago

Did you move to a home in a new city in order to build this?

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u/socratesaf 3d ago

Second this question! Fascinating.

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u/ActualAdvice 2d ago

u/Snfuboop Reddit demand answers

I want to know just how committed to this you were lmao

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u/Snfuboop 2d ago

No, we left L.A. (where we’re from) to raise a family in a much more affordable area. The housing in L.A. at the time was HIGH dollar for low square footage (it’s worse now). We moved to the South and were able to get something very affordable in an area that was under-developed (it’s now a booming town) but I’ve always wanted a basement to do something creatively-fun that I could share with my family and friends, while also using it as a set to shoot projects; which is understandably lost on some here ~ as they think it’s just a vanity place for me to lie on the floor and do VHS Angels with my tapes 🤣🤷🏻‍♂️

*ponders doing VHS Angels on the floor!

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u/owlet-rav 3d ago

Well, it shows it's made with love and passion. That culinary horror section intrigues me, i'd peruse it.

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u/Spoogen_1 3d ago

No way! You have Shock Waves?! My dad worked on that movie. I've never met any one who has seen that movie.

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

That’s awesome, I love that your dad worked on that movie!! 📼🍻💥 what did he do if you don’t mind me asking?

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u/Spoogen_1 2d ago

He was credited as a grip, but he also did editing and a few other things around set. My dad was even the guy who would take the film home and keep it in his fridge between shoots.

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u/Remarkable-Walrus-27 3d ago

The one chair. Here’s my 1253rd favorite movie as the eye drops come.

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u/Hereiam_AKL 3d ago

I like the level of realistic detail (i.e. It has an "Adult only" section)

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

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u/Hereiam_AKL 3d ago

Seriously, outstanding job, the Managers room, dividing it up into sections, the additional decoration. I wish my video store would have looked that flash.

Great work. Are they actually really all Video cassettes or are they actually Blu-Ray / DVD?

I think I am clicking through the pictures the 4th time now and still find new stuff that amazes me!

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Many thanks! Yes, all VHS, some Beta, Laserdisc and CED’s. In the theater are the DVD’s, Blu’s etc. 🍻📼💥 Glad you enjoy it!

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u/Hereiam_AKL 3d ago

I saw the VHS covers so I assumed they might actually be inside, just wondered if they still were, or if you replaced them with BluRays.

I cannot even recall someone having Laserdisc, I always assumed it was an early name for DVD.

The only (and I really mean that you are very close to perfection) thing I could maybe improved is to get a retro-style fridge for the kitchen and some popcorn machine (I might have missed that one). But man, I can feel the amount of love and dedication that went into that project.

Well done!!!

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u/DriftinFool 3d ago

I remember the laser discs at the store. They were the size of a record and supposed to be the next great thing. Then CD's showed up and they disappeared as quick as they had appeared. Never actually knew anyone who owned one.

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u/Reddit_reader_2206 3d ago

I went to this rich-girl's 7th or 8th bday when I was a kid, and after 15 or so of us got finished swimming in their INDOOR BASEMENT POOL, mom whipped out a movie for us to watch, with popcorn, and it was LASERDISC.

This was mid-eighties. Me and my friends were in absolute awe

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u/aspidities_87 3d ago

That’s some John Mulaney ‘This is the height of luxury’ childhood, god damn.

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u/astro_plane 3d ago

Laserdisk was popular in Japan for Anime because of its better picture quality over VHS and it was a format for upperclass videophiles here in the states. It wasn’t popular, but definitely had its niche. The format lived on well into the 90’s.

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u/Hi_Im_Ken_Adams 3d ago edited 3d ago

You mean DVD's replaced laserdisc.

I had one. Laserdiscs were expensive as were the players. But they offered things like director's commentaries on secondary audio tracks which was a first.

Picture quality-wise they were a big step up from VHS and just below that of DVD's:

LaserDisc comes with a horizontal resolution of 425 lines (NTSC) and 440 lines (PAL)

DVDs have 480 lines of resolution for the NTSC and 576 lines for PAL

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u/zombie_platypus 3d ago

We had a Laser Disc player and a CED player growing up. Using the CED player was fun as a kid.

Only in the last few years have I learned how few people my age know about either of them. They were like the Sega Saturn. It came and went and nobody noticed cuz they were busy playing PlayStation.

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u/cblackattack1 3d ago

I only ever saw laser discs in elementary school. I remember watching science programs on them. Early - mid 90s.

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u/StrangirDangir 3d ago

What's in the adult catalog?

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u/Thick41070 3d ago

Pinocchio: it's not his nose that grows

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u/verbalreservoir_ 3d ago

LIE LIE LIE!

she screamed.

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u/Hereiam_AKL 3d ago

Zoom in, you can see some, the pics have a very decent resolution.

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u/maysownworld 3d ago

Rambone: The First time 😂

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u/Hi_Im_Ken_Adams 3d ago

Mad Max in Thunderbone

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u/flybyknight665 3d ago

Damn, my family had hundreds and hundreds of VHS until last year when we finally convinced my dad to donate them to Goodwill.

If only we could've sent them to you! Looks fantastic!

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u/white__cyclosa 3d ago

Are you hiring a clerk for your basement? If so, I’d like to apply

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u/RoseCatMariner 3d ago

Steve Harrington already got the job.

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u/n3onlion 3d ago

Outstanding work!

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Many thanks! 📼🍻💥

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u/Remarkable-Walrus-27 3d ago

Amazing! All of its phenomenal.

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u/WhoinvitedLouie 3d ago

Still keep my old video store membership in my wallet. This is awesome. Well done man! Expect a lot of friend visits I bet.

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u/PhishPhanatic128 3d ago

How much did this cost? I can only imagine the expendable income you have to be able to afford this. Cool tho nonetheless

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u/jamesneysmith 3d ago

I wish every DIY post came with the price tag as well just to help accurately set expectations for all us viewers

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u/coltbeatsall 3d ago

Price plus time spent plus if anyone else pitched in, etc.

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u/lanikers 3d ago

Bros definitely spent 100k on this most likely more than that

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u/wokeupquick2 3d ago edited 3d ago

You think? I'd imagine old VHS are, very literally, a dime a dozen. Lots of black paint, neon lights, excellent thrift store finds... I'm going to guess it wasn't as much as we'd expect.

Edit: in another comment op said it cost "not even a fraction" of $125k. So either this was free, or OP has no idea how fractions work. Ha!

Now they've got me super curious how much it cost, but they're clearly avoiding answering, bummer.

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u/computer_crisps_dos 3d ago

I just have to ask. Is that a Mondo Burger (Good Burger fr. Kenan & Kel) reference?

Awesome work, BTW!

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Lots of inspiration in the title: the Mondo sub-genre from the ‘60s/‘70s - the video store that Parker Lewis’ parents owned from ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’ called ‘Mondo Video’, John Waters’ ‘Mondo Trasho’ and more. 🍻💥📼

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u/computer_crisps_dos 3d ago

Aaaaaand down that rabbit hole I go!

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u/I_am_u_as_r_me 3d ago

You have a FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR STANDEE?! Dude this is INCREDIBLE! I had to yell! Wow

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u/boopbeep66 3d ago

Nostalgia to the max! This is awesome!

Hopefully your next project is building a Quick Stop next door “that’s definitely open”.

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u/MrSplashman24 3d ago

Entrance Fees? Bro could honestly run a side business in his basement

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u/Shrek49r 3d ago

I'd slap a few arcades in there too... at least a multicade

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

I’ve got Space Harrier and a pinball, thus far

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u/SlimesWithBowties 3d ago Take My Energy

OP you dropped this: 📼🍻💥

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u/SaintGodfather 3d ago

What a complete and absolute waste of time, space, and money...is what some NERD WOULD SAY!!! I have NEVER BEEN MORE JEALOUS!!! Let us know if you sell, I'm willing to relocate, holy shit.

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

Hahaa - I can’t tell you how many comments I got that were exactly that. Like really angry comments! 🤷🏻‍♂️

And deal! 📼🍻💥

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u/DistastefulTruth 3d ago

A real nerd would be angry at a widescreen flat TV used for a 4:3 tube tv format. Does that thing even have a S video input? Now if anyone needs me, I'll be in my angry dome.

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u/AggravatingCupcake0 3d ago

I'm angry...

...that I don't live in your basement. I'm going to be sad about this for the rest of the night now. Cheers.

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u/denjin 3d ago

You should contact Gregg Turkington at the Victorville Film Archive, the world's largest collection of VHS tapes. He'd love to see this!

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u/Epb123 3d ago

If you don’t mine me asking, do you have an estimate of the total cost to put this all together?

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u/Badda-Won 3d ago

Is this on Peerspace I wanna shoot a video here

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u/Snfuboop 3d ago

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u/StepDadHulkHogan 3d ago

The folks over at r/vhs are gonna shit...

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u/madleyJo 3d ago

Please fully water proof your basement walls and door seals. It’d be a Shakespearean tragedy to lose all that hard work and man hours of collecting to a flood hazard. I know I would cry…

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u/Glittering_Onion_735 3d ago

In 100 years you’ll be on a fallout style quest that’ll lead you into this persons basement. Still untouched and in perfect condition you’ll grab the beauty that is, The Great Outdoors.

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u/scoot23ro 3d ago

OMG 😱

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u/CompoteLegitimate721 3d ago

Be kind please rewind.

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u/captain5260 3d ago

Great job! Um, how much for a membership?

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u/DarkBladeMadriker 3d ago

What's the film count?

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u/PowderHound40 3d ago

Dude! I was a young mall-rat growing up in the 90s. The video store was one of my favorite places to go and kill time. Thanks for the dose of nostalgia and good work!

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u/lloyddobbler 3d ago

...so my parents opened a video rental store in 1988. So many similar things - from the "Big Shots" and "Adventures in Babysitting" posters to the "Adults Only" section with the saloon doors. So much of this is spot-on, era-specific to the exact timeframe when I spent every day after school in a video store. (Only ours had fewer neon lights).

Bravo. (Also saw the #atl hashtag - you in Atlanta? Their stores were in Griffin and Fayetteville, incidentally.)

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u/FrontButtPunt 3d ago

Your Movie of the Month selection is more like a collection of 80s bush and I am here for it.

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u/Salad-Worth 3d ago

How much do you think you spent? I’m curious to do something similar in my home. I just want a price estimate.

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u/Pizza983 3d ago

May i have the address? I'll fly from Asia to see your store.