Thursday, February 5, 2009third) WALL-E DVD arrived today, from Disney. We bought the 3-disc edition (aren't we suckers? I love special features, maybe a little too much) back in December, then exchanged it shortly thereafter when I discovered that while all the special features worked, the actual movie did not. When that replaceme had the same problem, I sent disc 1 off to Disney, who swapped it for a 1-disc edition—in the box and all—which plays mostly okay except that our main-floor player
- re-plays the movie immediately after it ends,
- will not play the Presto short, preferring instead to jump into a scene near the beginning of the movie, and
- will not play the BURN-E short, preferring instead to show an endless black screen.
On the broken-bike front, I called up Dick's Sporting Goods' corporate offices today. A nice lady named Kim is going to make sure I get what is needed to fix my bike. She exuded a much stronger sense of "our company is functioning" than Phoenix did, and fell silent when I made any comments on my theory that Phoenix is probably not going to be a going concern much longer. It leads me to suspect she—and others inside Dick's—have already arrived at that conclusion. But yes, I'm hoping to be pedaling again soon!
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