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NetFlix DVD broken? Don't go to pieces... (satire)

Friday, May 11, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: NetFlix, health news, Natural News

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NetFlix is the best service in the world for renting an unlimited number of cracked, scratched and otherwise unplayable DVDs. Through my NetFlix membership, I have been able to rent a shattered version of Oceans Eleven, a scratched-beyond-belief edition of The Bridges of Madison County, and a rare, limited copy of Citizen Kane that looked like it had gone through the San Francisco municipal recycling station (and still managed to make it out in the basic shape of a DVD disc).

The NetFlix website offers an amazing catalog of pre-scratched, cracked, broken and otherwise marred DVDs, along with an impressive recommendation system that says things like, "People who liked the cracked Oceans Eleven movie also enjoyed the crushed DVD of Fantastic Four."

Why is NetFlix such a great deal? Because renting damaged DVDs is far less expensive than buying and destroying your own DVDs. And if you buy your own DVDs from Best Buy, for example, then accidentally find them in your kitchen garbage disposal after griding up the turkey bone leftovers of a Thanksgiving dinner, you can't take it back for a refund. But you can with NetFlix! Just mail the movie back in any physical form whatsoever -- cracked, pitted, shattered, crushed, chewed, mutilated or mangled -- and the NetFlix company will happily forward your DVD to the next customer waiting for it.

And if, by chance, you receive a DVD from NetFlix that isn't already damaged, simply ask your mail carrier to FOLD all your mail, no matter how difficult that may seem, so that it fits into your tiny, overstuffed mailbox full of useless coupons for toxic laundry detergents and cancer-causing body care products. Folded DVDs, by the way, do not play very well. Unless, of course, it's a DVD of Ben Affleck's failed movie Gigli, in which case the playable and damaged versions of the DVD look exactly the same on screen.

Seriously, this is all just a humorous exaggeration. NetFlix is a great service, and most of the DVDs they send out aren't really damaged. Not at first, at least. But then U.S. Postal Service employees get their hands on the DVDs and from there, nobody has any idea what really happens behind that USPS counter. I personally suspect the mail people go postal on the DVDs and use them as drink coasters and frisbees for a day and a half, then they deliver the ones they don't want to keep for themselves.

I wouldn't be surprised if Netflix's opinion of the U.S. Postal Service has been shattered (along with a couple million DVDs).

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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