36 of the Funniest Tweets from January 3, 2024
Best Buy is sticking to its New Year’s Resolution of removing physical media from its stores. When such a move was first speculated last year, it was assumed that DVDs and Blu-rays would become online exclusives, but the big-box retailer confirmed that it will suspend these sales online, too. The store cited a change in the way audiences consume media and that the elimination of physical media would allow stores the space to house “new and innovative tech for (customers) to explore, discover and enjoy.”
This ill-advised rationale comes just days after Hollywood power brokers like Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright and HBO mainstay Carrie Coon took to Twitter to share the films they watched on physical media in 2023. On top of that, stores have barely been able to keep Oppenheimer’s recent 4K release on shelves. In other words, it doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to see that there’s still a clear demand for physical media.
Meanwhile, Disney is coming to terms with the idea that its crown is badly slipping. After a series of lackluster releases, the studio that’s sat comfortably in the top spot since 2015 had to settle for second place as Universal Pictures became the highest grossing studio of 2023. Blockbusters like the aforementioned Oppenheimer and The Super Mario Bros. Movie took the studio right to the top with a whopping $4.9 billion at the box office. In fact, Disney didn’t even have one of the top three highest-grossing films of the year, and none of its films crossed the billion-dollar threshold, which hasn’t happened since 2014. Hopefully this serves as a wake-up call to the House of Mouse that the power of storytelling is much more important than a deluge of content.
Anyway, as people are finally getting back into the office, they’re ready to kick up their feet and scroll the timeline instead of circling back to those emails collecting dust. Today’s funniest tweets include those about a goofy sugar jar, some fallen toy soldiers and latent computer programming.