Blaming the economy. Cop out. Pathetic attempt at dodging reality...too slow, too late, and years of poor to non-existent customer service! The 'poor' economy may prevent people from buying a new car, clothes, or expensive recreational items (boat, 4-wheeler, jet ski, etc.), but it isn't going to stop people from shelling out an entire 100 pennies to rent a movie! Oh wait, it's 5 or 6 bucks to rent a flick from Blockbuster, I was thinking red box or netflix... someone give me a box of crayons and some paper, I need to draw Jim Keyes a map and a few dozen pictures. Even Captain Obvious had no trouble figuring out why Blockbuster is hanging by a thread...or two.