A while ago we read about some Hollywood Video stores closing - some, not all. Check the list. So I checked the list, and my neighborhood store wasn't on it. A month later there's a guy outside twirling a sign: STORE CLOSING.

Now they're all going. Hollywood is closing down. Every store's going. Every Movie Gallery too, and it looks like the GameCrazy chain will be sucked into the abyss along with the others. Blame new habits for watching media; blame debt. Movie Gallery bought Hollywood in 2005, tried to integrate the brands, failed, declared bankruptcy, still couldn't make it.

Some day, this will look as archaic as record stores with listening booths:

Some day soon, I'll bet.