Another pro of life here is the "black market". I use the air quotes (or they would be if I was talking) because I used to think of the black market as some scary, underground, underworld organized market. That's where one can obtain heroin, rhinoceros horns or blue whale semen. If you are seeking help from a shaman whose traditional medicine needs parts of endangered animals, he'll go to the black market. If you want to buy famous artwork that's been stolen for a reduced price with a suitcase full of cash, you'll go to the black market. The woman who is hooked on opium definitely heads to the black market. That was the picture in my head. It was blockbuster movie worthy. I was expecting to find this:
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I have a drawer full of DVDs I've already seen. I am not a person who re-watches many shows/movies. I'm thinking of reincarnating the book swap from Madrid as DVD swap in Jakarta. Should I feel bad that the production companies and the like aren't getting their cut of the movies I buy illegally? Should is such a mushy word. Do or do not. I do not. I just think it's in place of rentals, since I don't think I've seen a single rental shop, definitely not a Blockbuster or Hollywood like we'd have at home. So until I get home, bring on the popcorn, and dim the lights.
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