Today I was in Walmart and I noticed the new release DVDs (Hell, the whole section) are now under lock and key. I said to the employees (who were still putting up the cabinet faces) "Hey, you locking up the DVDs?" and one of them says "Yeah, we lose $10,000 a year from DVD walking out of the store" and I said "Well, locking them up will sure prevent them from going out of the store - maybe you should just use this space for something else, like ties or pot-holders." Anyway, how crazy is that? I've always been glad to be a PC gamer, because they already lock up the console games. I do have a Wii, and when I want to peruse Wii games, I avoid Walmart (and Target) like the plague. So now they're going to lock up most of the movies. Which means I would have to track down an "associate" to open the cabinet - and if I'm not set on a particular movie, what am I supposed to do? Stand there and read the backs of the DVD boxes under the baleful gaze of an annoyed associate? I'm tempted to just for spite - but I suppose I'll shop for movies elsewhere instead. Just really stupid. If only there were some sort of technology they could put in the DVD packaging that would sound some sort of alarm if you tried to transport it out of the store without paying for it. I mean, sheesh - I already have to break out the jaws of life when I get home to get into the packaging.