|As an aside, why does anyone pay for anything she endorses?|
Owning books makes people appear intelligent, and this is quite possibly the only reason many books have ever been purchased. We can skip over the observation that most books, I am willing to say upwards of 85%, never get read and spend their entire existence taking up space on a book shelf, only to be sold for 50cents at a garage sale 15 years later, where they will be bought and thrown into a box with other unread books and stored in some old ladies basement until a flood comes and destroys it.
|The books are all disheveled, that must mean I read them, I am so smart|
I own books myself, and I know from experience that once I finish reading a book it takes on the life of the unread books mentioned above. If I do happen to want to reread the book? Well, I usually can't find it, which means either buying a second copy, knowing as soon as I return home with the new copy the first one will be laying on my pillow mocking me, or go to the library to take out the book that I could have saved $20 on if I would have went to the library in the first place.
I will start off by mentioning that every library I have ever been to has had the latest issues of most magazines, and that magazines have a similar life path as the books mentioned above. But I don';t want to just repeatedly write the same thing over and over, so I will get this off my chest Movies and Music are also available for borrowing at many libraries.
Magazines are starting to feel the pinch, many people are steering away from magazines apparently because purchasing 50 pages of junk mail is no longer practical for the ever condensing consumer. But yet still magazines are purchased by the millions each month by someone.
|...and the mystery to why men by magazines is answered!|
I don't think anyone who finds themselves on this site is a stranger to streaming and/or downloading movies and music. In fact, I would feel fairly confident in saying that no one between the ages of 12-25 has not watched/listened to copyrighted material illegally, I am doing it as we speak.
|Well if that were the case then, You wouldn't make ads trying to convince me of my own morality.|
Movies aren't unlike books in that most people watch a movie once and then put in on their shelves only to be more or less ignored until sold to Buy Backs for beer money (2 movies for 1 beer!)
Why do people pay for hundreds of channels only to always come to the same conclusion, "Nothing is on!" The funniest part is that most of the top watched shows are on the channels everyone gets for free! CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC. These channels also cover you for most athletic events. I currently have cable television due it being forced on my by my rental contract. However, other than for the NHL playoffs my television never gets turned on. I watch anything I am truly interested in on the internet, and my $10/month for Netflix is cheaper then $60/month for cable and there are no ads and I get to watch what I want when I can/want to.