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Sunday 18th April, 2021

Bizarre Thought for the Week, w/c 8th October 2001
Tony Dobson

Hi all,
Wedding money is a great thing to have. Of course I would be tempted to say that as having this has just allowed Lorraine and I to get a DVD player!

Good times indeed, well if don't think about the teething troubles you get from connecting it, the fact that you've got another remote control to lose, balancing it on the Sky box and video recorder, etc. Ignore me, I'm nit-picking...

Once you get it up and running (and find the remote control for the umpteenth time) it is the business. Flicking between scenes, bonus material, hidden extras. All perfect for a Captain Irrelevant like myself.

So here is my first tip for anyone considering buying a DVD player - make sure it is a multiregion machine, if for no other reason than to enjoy Weird Al Yankovic's Region 1 DVD of all his videos. "You Don't Love Me Anymore" and "Headline News" are two particularly recommended clips (especially for his interpretation of the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding spat), although unsurprisingly I also have a soft spot for "Living With a Hernia" (yep, it is somewhere near the scar).

I could also mention about the Mrs finding a hidden feature on a cartoon DVD, allowing her to watch a certain song in Japanese, but I think I'll wrap this thought up while I'm only risking my own dignity.

Have a good week!

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