Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
The Video Underground
James Lau foursquare.com/james_lau
So Blockbuster is
totally fucked, but this cool indie place is still here. Why did Blockbuster
fail?They tailored to mainstream media, and there's that
interactivity with smartphones and iPads where everyone's watching movies on
the go. I can't do that.
Neither can David
Lynch.That's not how we started watching films. There's also the
hominess of watching with friends and family. When you go on the train and
everyone's watching something on their smartphone, it doesn't feel personable.
Bookstores are dying because everyone's reading on tablets. There's a tactile
feel to flipping through pages, or picking up a DVD case and looking at it.
There's also a sense of community at a video store, where you can talk to people.
You can't go to a Redbox and chat with the person next to you.
What's the most rad
movie in the Video Underground's porno section?I have not gone in there. Frankly, I'd like to see them
remove it and put something else in its place.
Have you tried their
ice cream?I haven't had time to come by when they serve it.
You're not a fan of
porno or ice cream?Quite frankly, no.
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