So, I’m watching Dead Like Me on DVD. I’ll have more thoughts on the show itself later, as I have most of a month’s worth of blog postings to write yet. One thing in particular stands out, though, and I can’t stop noticing it. People on the show listen to music, as do we all. And sometimes, they like to carry their music around with them. But they don’t listen on iPods or Zunes or even Rios. They listen to music on big, clunky, spinning portable CD players.

It’s a contemporary show from only four years ago, and it looks completely dated. It’s like we’re caught in some kind of relativity warp wormhole, where the retro threshold keeps inching closer to now, and we can’t stop living in the future. Sometimes it creeps me out a little.