Friday, October 13, 2006

The DVD player

Last night, while Megan, Joy, Jenny and I were watching what was pretty much the climax of Mission Impossible 3, the movie decided to freeze. So, after trying and failing to fix it with the remote, I got up to try turning the DVD player off and back on again. Well, as soon as my hand touched the button it made this loud bang noise like a car backfiring! So, needless to say with four girls and loud, scary electronics, we screamed and jumped across the room. Then it did it again! So, we unplugged the cord from the wall, which fortunately was no tooo close to the freaky player.
However, we began smelling yucky burnt electrical smells. After a short break, someone decided to try and plug it back in to attempt to get the DVD out (it was from Blockbuster). However, that resulted in another loud bang, this time accompanied by smoke billowing out of the side. So, we stopped that. Eventually, we resorted in taking apart the possessed thing to remove the movie. Megan did a good job, exibiting some signs of Hulk-like stregth ;) , and we finally got it open, and the DVD out....not without a huge scratch, however. But it is our theory that it came like that (as many of them do) and was the cause of the DVD player's corruption.
Photos:

Megan starting the destruction process...

Pieces that fell out when we shook it....

Success! Well, for the DVD I guess... not the player.

4 comments:

  1. that's so funny... scary and a bit sad but really funny :)

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  2. mallory8:58 AM

    loves it

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  3. Anonymous8:02 AM

    LOVE YOUR PICTURES BUT WHERE ARE THE LITTLE GIRLS?GRAMDMA

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  4. Anonymous7:36 PM

    Hi Tara,

    I enjoy your sight. Hope all is going ok with you.
    Love ya,
    Aunt Amy

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