I understand your pain. The power out that knocked out most of the Eastern states last summer (Including where I was) happened the day after I bought my Futurama season 2 DVDs.
Also, my DVD player broke down after my birthday (Dec. 14) 2002 and we didn't get it back untilmid-January 2003, so I missed watching the LotR:tFotR extended edition DVDs, Minority Report, The Rock, MST3K, and all the other DVDs I got for my birthday and Xmas. So I feel your pain, but beg you not to became as unbearable to be around as I did.
This conversation might be better suited to The Hate Thread
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