The first step was to inflict on the video something it has never had to put up with. It's something of a cliché in parenting that little kids will try and put jammy toast into VCRs. My kids have never had the slightest inclination to do so. But I thought I'd have a try at it.
Apricot jam was what I had in the fridge, so that's what went on the toast. The toast itself wasn't the ideal size - probably a larger sized loaf would have been closer to the size of a tape. But it slipped easily into the tape bay, and got stuck there easily too. It also left apricot jam all over the flap at the front.
Conclusion: Never allow toast anywhere near your VCR. It'll be murder to get out again.
- How To Destroy Your Video
Don't try this at home, kids.
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