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googlegoogle
12-17-2008, 01:10 PM
When i first did it i noticed most were old movies until i checked the Joco website which had most of the newer releases. You can use their website to move new dvd's from another library. Nice for me who doesn't want to go to blockbuster and pay $5bucks on an old movie or a movie that wouldn't want to spend much on like 'Cloverfield'. The '7 samarai' came in the Collectors case. Nice.

I'm on the 'place hold' for Batman Dark Knight. Have to wait for 140 people ahead of me but i'm in no rush.

http://www.jocolibrary.org/

Reaper16
12-17-2008, 01:12 PM
I check out DVDs from my university library constantly. Over Christmas break, I checked out the complete John Adams HBO miniseries and all five seasons of the HBO show The Wire.

Sure-Oz
12-17-2008, 01:13 PM
My friend does that alot, i need to check my local library

DMAC
12-17-2008, 01:15 PM
Redbox

blaise
12-17-2008, 01:23 PM
I do from the Jo Co library. I get cartoon DVDs for my kids and I get some for myself while I'm there.

Demonpenz
12-17-2008, 01:50 PM
they don't have porn :(

googlegoogle
12-17-2008, 01:57 PM
Redbox

redbox doesn't carry older movies.

HC_Chief
12-17-2008, 02:03 PM
All the time.

DMAC
12-17-2008, 02:27 PM
redbox doesn't carry older movies.The Dark Knight is not an older release. You are 140th in line when you could just go spend a dollar at Redbox.

Guru
12-17-2008, 03:41 PM
I can get just released material from my library.

mikeyis4dcats.
12-17-2008, 04:45 PM
yes. my wife works there, so I don't even have to leave the house.

Guru
12-17-2008, 04:50 PM
yes. my wife works there, so I don't even have to leave the house.In the media section?

mikeyis4dcats.
12-17-2008, 05:07 PM
In the media section?

technical services

88TG88
12-17-2008, 05:18 PM
I used to rent tapes from the library all the time. I stopped going when they told me about the 50 bucks in late fees I owe.

KcMizzou
12-17-2008, 08:57 PM
I check out DVDs from my university library constantly. Over Christmas break, I checked out the complete John Adams HBO miniseries and all five seasons of the HBO show The Wire.I just finished season one, about to start on season two. It's as good as I'd heard.

(and Omar's a badass)

Fishpicker
12-18-2008, 01:58 AM
I checkout Dvds from the public library quite a bit. they're more likely to carry obscure Documentaries and foreign films than all video stores save Netflix. I had been looking for a copy of The Conqueror for some time. I just happened to notice it on the shelf at the library one time while I was just looking around randomly. I even had that title at the top of my netflix queue for a few weeks prior.

Midnight_Vulture
12-18-2008, 10:34 AM
I used to in college. Definitely saved money that way.

NewChief
12-18-2008, 01:33 PM
I do. I check out CDs even more, though. I think our college radio station must take their CDs and donate them there after they digitize them, because the selection is crazy indy. Last 5 CDs I got there:

Opeth
Fiery Furnaces
Steven Malkmus
Silver Jews
British Sea Power

Reaper16
12-18-2008, 04:59 PM
I do. I check out CDs even more, though. I think our college radio station must take their CDs and donate them there after they digitize them, because the selection is crazy indy. Last 5 CDs I got there:

Opeth
Fiery Furnaces
Steven Malkmus
Silver Jews
British Sea Power
Not a act that I would classify as "indy," but I'm glad to see that you're listening to one of the planet's best bands. :)

NewChief
12-18-2008, 05:07 PM
Not a act that I would classify as "indy," but I'm glad to see that you're listening to one of the planet's best bands. :)

Yeah, not a good example of the indy thing... but they're fairly "indy" in the more traditional sense of the word: independent.

noa
12-18-2008, 05:42 PM
That's pretty sweet NewPhin. I like American Water and Tanglewood Numbers. Which British Sea Power did you get?
And have you heard the Stephen Malkmus cover of Ballad of a Thin Man from the I'm Not There soundtrack?

As for movies, the library near me now is being renovated (multi-year project), so I just get lazy and do the blockbuster.com thing.

NewChief
12-18-2008, 06:59 PM
That's pretty sweet NewPhin. I like American Water and Tanglewood Numbers. Which British Sea Power did you get?
And have you heard the Stephen Malkmus cover of Ballad of a Thin Man from the I'm Not There soundtrack?

As for movies, the library near me now is being renovated (multi-year project), so I just get lazy and do the blockbuster.com thing.

BSP was "Do you Like Rock Music?"
I have heard that cover. I also love the Jim James/Calexico cover of Going to Acalpulco from that movie (of course, Jim James could sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and I'd think it was brilliant). Malkmus is someone who has just grown on me like crazy as of late. Guy can write some seriously catchy tunes. Too bad his lyrics are, all too often, ridiculous.
The SJ album I got was Tanglewood Numbers.

NewChief
12-18-2008, 07:34 PM
Not a act that I would classify as "indy," but I'm glad to see that you're listening to one of the planet's best bands. :)

My wife would beg to disagree, as I just jammed "Heir Apparent" for her, and she had very little appreciation. She said I was scaring her.

Reaper16
12-19-2008, 01:03 PM
My wife would beg to disagree, as I just jammed "Heir Apparent" for her, and she had very little appreciation. She said I was scaring her.
Yeah, Heir Apparent is pound for pound the heaviest and most brutal of all Opeth songs.

aturnis
12-19-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm betting Redbox doesn't do Blu-Ray ehh?

Guru
12-19-2008, 05:17 PM
I am getting some Nickelback CDs from my library.

aturnis
12-19-2008, 05:28 PM
I am getting some Nickelback CDs from my library.

Ewwwww.

Guru
12-19-2008, 05:28 PM
Ewwwww.ROFL

I like a few songs. Sue me.:)

Mr Luzcious
12-19-2008, 05:38 PM
ROFL

I like a few songs. Sue me.:)

I have my lawyer on the phone right now.

Guru
12-19-2008, 05:48 PM
I have my lawyer on the phone right now.It's OK. I already have my Rush.

KcMizzou
12-19-2008, 08:34 PM
I am getting some Nickelback CDs from my library.I'll admit it... I like "Rock Star" and a couple other songs...

patteeu
12-21-2008, 02:34 AM
Do it all the time. I check the library web catalog first and place a hold if what I want is there and if it isn't, I add it to my netflix queue.

NewChief
12-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Just went back today:

Old Crow Medicine Show (been wanting this for a while)
Two different Panic! at the Disco CDs (god help me, but they're free, and I've been curious to actually listen to more than the radio/mtv offerings from this band... I sort of like it)
Dixie Chicks' newest one (gotta please the wife every now and then)
Boards of Canada

jidar
12-22-2008, 10:38 PM
I just do Netflix.
I get a movie from my queue and I stream to my 360. The selection could be better but it suits my needs.