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A store containing roughly 14,000 copies of Jerry Maguire on VHS opens in Los Angeles.

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 critically acclaimed film starring Tom Cruise. It was a decent film. Anyway, I’m not writing this to talk about the film itself. I’m writing this to try and understand why a Los Angeles based art collective would open a temporary store to display 14,000 copies of it on VHS!

I’ve written about a lot of strange incidents over the years. This is fucked up on a different level. I still find this disturbing for several reasons. First, I thought maybe a secret storage unit previously owned by Blockbuster Video was auctioned off & it contained several thousand copies of this particular title and the owner just wanted to sell them. That theory was shot down when I further read that the tapes aren’t for sale. Now I think this is just a psychotic form of OCD. The side of the VHS box is red and one of the store managers had this interesting quote about that. “It’s bright red, it’s beautiful. There are just so many of them,” Bright red you say? Yup, sounds crazy to me. We might have a serial killer folks! Maybe the president of this group was forced to watch the film a hundred times on VHS until he finally snapped. Now, he & his cult collect the film on VHS and murder someone per one hundred copies gathered. (source)

Oh my god! This collection is a display of kill trophies isn’t it? Why else would you waste money renting out a store if it wasn’t to secretly display them to the world? As I mentioned before, the store won’t allow you to rent them. “That would involve you taking a Jerry from the collection and that is of course not allowed”. If you do, you’ll probably be the next victim once another one hundred tapes are gathered.

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Hasn’t it always been a dream of yours to sit naked on a thrown made entirely of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes?

Of course, I’m just speculating. I would really like to wrap my head around this though. When I write a story about some idiot who did something incredibly stupid, I can at least understand how the stupid idea festered in that particular person leading up to that dumb ass decision. With this, I got nothing! This terrifies me.

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