This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

That’s what it says at Amazon next to the dvd of Annie Hall, which apparently was issued in 2000. Go to my local Blockbusters back in Montreal, located near McGill University and on the edge of the fashionable Plateau district, and you’ll find that the nice young man behind the counter has never heard of Annie Hall and cannot find it in the computer. Damn. I thought the movie would be on hand forever, for as long as dim people take out middleweight films and tell themselves they’re experiencing art.

A haiku:

Time the destroyer.
Woody Allen‘s “masterpiece”
And my goddamn life.