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Help me help myself – Online Yard Sale #1

April 18, 2017

(As I detailed in my post earlier today, I’m unemployed through no doing of my own.  I’ve been coasting on money I had saved up, and my ‘severance pay’, but money’s getting VERY tight.

I’ve filed for unemployment (“ReEmployment Assistance” in Florida) and waiting for that to get approved.  In the meantime, money is getting tighter and tighter.  Even with unemployment, I’ll need extra money to catch up on bills.

I’ll be posting stuff on Amazon and eBay to sell (and will link to my listings on my blog when that happens), but I’m hoping to generate some quicker cash by selling a bunch of DVDs and Blu Rays.

(Additionally, I won’t turn away any kindness.  If you’ve ever appreciated me for any reason, admired the work I did at the shelter, or want to give me an early birthday/Xmas present, or the like, any generosity would be greatly appreciated.  I’ve always tried to throw a few bucks someone’s way when they needed it, so hoping karma is good to me.  You can use this link to PayPal me whatever like.)

The list below is mostly complete; if I find anything else, I’ll edit this post to include them.

Many of the items are in great condition; some of the DVDs’ cases are shelfworn.  To the best of my knowledge, every disc plays fine.  There’s no money back guarantee, though – this isn’t b/c I’m trying to screw people, this is just practical.  Consider this like a yard sale.

Here’s how we’ll do this; if you see something you want, email me at  Use the subject line ONLINE YARD SALE.  Tell me the items and tell me your shipping zip code.  I’ll use that to figure the shipping cost and then reply with an email for the total.  (I won’t charge for handling/packing, just the cost of the discs and the shipping.)  You Paypal me the money and once it clears, I send the discs (obviously, I’ll need your address.)

A few are listed as sealed; this means they’re still sealed and never watched.  A few are listed as unsealed, this means they came unsealed but have never been watched, or maybe watched once?

Items are first come, first served; I ask that you not inquire if you aren’t able to send the money in short fashion.  I’m kinda in need of funds.

Any questions?  Email me, tag me on Twitter, or hit up my Google+ page (or the actual post if that’s how you found out about this.)

041817 dvds for sale

Blu Rays

Blu Rays

27 Dresses – $3
Australia – $3
Bad Teacher – $3
Butterfly Effect Double Feature (1 and 2) (new, unsealed) – $9
Deadpool (sealed) – $10
The Fly (1986) – $7
Hardcore Henry (sealed) – $12
Monty Python & The Holy Grail 40th Anniversary editon – $8
Moulin Rouge/Romeo+Juliet (new, unsealed) – $9
The Order – $3
Pacific Rim (Blu Ray/DVD combo, no ultraviolet digital) – $10
Predators (Blu Ray/digital) (sealed) – $7
Prometheus (DVD/Digital copy/Blu Ray) – $9
Rising Sun – $3
Sin City (sealed) – $5
The Siege – $3
Terminator: Genisys (blu ray only, no digital code, no dvd) – $7
The Usual Suspects (sealed) – $6

Blu Ray collections

Aliens Anthology: 4 movies (unsealed) – $20
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 (sealed) – $15
Blomkamp3 (District 9/Elysium/Chappie) no ultraviolet  – $12
The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World’s End) $12
Expanse, season 1 (sealed) – $25
Jurassic Park Collection (JP reg & 3D/JP2/JP3/JW reg & 3D) – $25
Mad Max Anthology – $20
Powers Season 1 (unsealed) – $13
Predator Triple Feature (1 – 2 – Predators) $12
The Prophecy Complete Collecdtion (1-5) $8
Riddick Complete Collection (no ultraviolet) $18
Saw: The Complete Movie collection (sealed) $12
Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection: I-VI (sealed) $22
Terminator Anthology (4 movies) – $22


More than $1 each:

Alien Nation (movie) – $5
Alien Nation Complete TV Series – $25
Black Sails season 1 – $10
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – $3
Chinatown/The Two Jakes – $8
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (sealed) – $4
Krull – $3
Love Actually 10th Anniversary – $4
Razor Blade Smile (unsealed) – $5
[REC] 1-3 set – $20
The Strain season 1 – $15
Uncle Buck/The Great Outdoors – $2


$1 each:
4 Bible Stories vol 1 (The Great Commandment/David & Goliath/The Ten Commandments/Joseph and his Brethren)
4 Bible Stories vol 2 (I Beheld His Glory/Martin Luther/Hill Number One/The Power and the Ressurection)
4 Film Collection (Captive Heart: The James Mink Story/Go Tell It On The Mountain/One Heart Broken Into Song/A Gathering of Old Men)
4 Movies To Make You Laugh (SO Undercover/the babymakers/Labor Pains/Bernie)
10 Things I Hate About You
10,000 BC
A Knight’s Tale
A Thousand Words
Absolute Zero/Disaster Zone
Alexander Revisited
Along For the Ride
America’s Most Haunted/Bay Coven/Midnight’s Child/Daughter of Darkness/Haunted From Within
America’s Sweethearts
Arlington Road
Assassination of a High School President
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Atonement (Four Star collection)
Audioslave (3 videos, documentary on live on broadway performance)
Baby Mama
Beat The Devil
The Beautician and the Beast
The Big Slice
The Body
The Bourne Identity (Full Screen)
Bullet to the Head
The Campaign
Carlito’s Way (Widescreen)
Casino Jack
Christina’s House
Cloud Atlas
Connie and Carla
Dallas Buyer’s Club
The Day The Earth Stood Still (3 Disc special edition)
Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe: Something Fishy
Driving Miss Daisy
Eagle Eye
Edge of Darkness
Eragon (Full Screen)
Final Destination 2 (InfiniFilm)
Final Destination 3 (2 disc Thrillride edition)
Flight Of The Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (Unrated)
Footloose/Flashdance (Double Feature)
Good People
The Great Outdoors (Widescreen)
The Green Hornet
The Grudge 2 (Unrated Director’s Cut)
The Guys
The Happening
Head In The Clouds
The HitList
Home Sweet Hell
House of Versace
Jack London’s Call of The Wild
Jack London’s Call of the Wild: Foxfire
JCVD (no original packaging)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (special edition)
Law and Order (Universal Western Collection)
Life, Love and Romance: 12 Films of Intrigue and Passion
Lord of War (2 Disc special edition)
Margot at the Wedding
The Marksman
Morning Glory
New Year’s Eve
Notes of a Scandal
Office Space
The Other Boleyn Girl
P.S. I Love You
Painkillers (no original packaging, Redbox)
The Peacemaker
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Queens of Nashville/The Baron and the Kid/Is There Life Out There/Blue Valley Songbird/The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Riding In Cars With Boys (special edition)
The Ring (Widescreen)
The Return
Road to Perdition
Romancing The Stone
Runner Runner
Second String
The Sicilian
Soul Surfer
SGU Stargate Universe 1.0 (3 Disc set)
The Strangers (unrated)
Suicide Kings
Terminator: Salvation (Widescreen)
To The Wonder
Two Lovers
Under Fire: 12 Action-Packed Films (Straight Into Darkness/Under Heavy Fire/Special Ops/Seal Team VI: Journey Into Darkness/The Last Rites of Ransom Pride/Casablanca Express/Commandos/Desert Commandos/Saigon: Year of the Cat/Tuareg: The Desert Warrior/Cold War Killers/Time To Die)
Up In The Air
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Water For Elephants
Wishful Thinking
The WeatherMan
The Woman in Black
Zero Dark Thirty


25 Years Ago Today – The Challenger explosion

January 28, 2011

Tuesday, January 28th, 1986

It was a school day and I was in 10th grade. It was my lunch break. For whatever reason (I don’t recall) all my regular lunch buddies were doing something, so I lunched by myself. I decided to head to my next class, Spanish III, early. As I was walking to the main building complex, I noticed a couple people looking up in the sky, and remembered, “Oh, yeah, today’s the shuttle launch.”

It was the 25th Shuttle launch and it wasn’t as exciting any more. Maybe we were taking it for granted… and maybe that reflects upon what happened to the shuttle. But, I digress.

So, I stopped and looked up, and saw the contrail of white smoke arcing up in in the air, and my eyes followed it, and just as I ‘caught up’ to the shuttle (which at the distance from my school, the shuttle was just a bright dot of flame at the ‘end’ of the plume of smoke), there was a flicker and a sudden ‘poof’ of smoke. The side rockets spiraled off out of control and as I saw this, I said out loud, “That’s not good.”

I don’t know how long I stood there – seconds or a minute or longer, I can’t tell you. I was numb and could not believe what I’d just seen. next thing I know, I hear my name being screamed from one of the nearby portable classrooms – “Terrence! Get your fucking ass in here!”

It was Coach Matson, my sixth period Health class teacher. Coach Matson was rough and tumble, six foot plus, easily 280-300 pounds of bald tough guy. I don’t recall what team he was a coach on – football, probably. Anyhow, when Coach Matson curses at you to get your ass in his classroom, you don’t argue, you don’t even dawdle.

He had his tv on the live coverage of the shuttle launch. “Sit down and pay attention,” he barked, and I did. And we (he, myself, Tommy H, and a couple other kids I didn’t know) watched in stunned silence as they showed the footage over and over. They talked of looking for survivors (I think everyone was stunned so much that they weren’t processig what REALLY happened.)

Eventually, Coach Matson dismissed us, as lunch was going to be over soon and we had to get to our classes. I still arrived at Mrs. Davis’ classroom before anyone else had, and she didn’t have the tv on. I asked her if she had heard what happened and she hadn’t. She turned on the tv. (Later, she told me that she’d always remember me – she still remembered the person who told her that JFK had been killed, and she felt that she’d remember me for that same reason.)
Needless to say, we didn’t get any school work done the rest of the day. (Or, really, for the next day, either.)

This was my youth’s JFK moment. To this day, it still resonates, it still burns. I don’t have any special insight, just memories, painful, hurt memories. When the 2003 Columbia disaster happened, it felt like it was the Challenger all over again. What we were promised, and believed, would never happen, could never happen again, did happen.

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper had two cartoon tributes the next day, which I have below. I have a print of the one with the shuttle releasing the doves framed and hanging on my wall. I’ll be using the constellation as my social media avatars for the next couple days in remembrance. I encourage you to do as well.

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National One Hit Wonder Day

September 25, 2010
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Apparently, that’s today. So, to “celebrate”, here’s one of my favourite one hit wonders.

When in Rome’s, “The Promise”

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Cthulhu pitching after shave?

September 15, 2010
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This is some funny shit.

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Fourth of July fireworks

July 6, 2010
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Here’s a minute or so of the fireworks, as seen from my front step. I generally sit inside, with the front door open, every July 4th and Dec 31st and watch from the comfort of my office chair.

The Orangutan and the Hound (Sounds like a Disney movie…)

April 16, 2010
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Okay, I’m a big animal lover, so I’m a sucker for stories like this. But this is really damn cute.

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