bj's gay porno-crazed ramblings

Sunday, November 03, 2002
good (porno) deed of the day
As you may have noticed, I spend a lot of time looking thru eBay auctions; sometimes for silly stuff like hot muscle jock worn auctions, but much more often through the adult listings for mags and videos. Sometimes I buy; often I just bookmark to see what the going rate is, or to gather information on some old favorites. Last week, I bookmarked an El Paso Wrecking Corp auction. This video is always up for sale on eBay, but this particular auction mentioned GAGETAPES, which is the VCA (parent of HIS Video) label that Joe Gage's videos were manufactured under in the early/mid 80's. The older GAGETAPE version of El Paso has the complete film, whereas the re-issues from the late 80's on, including the much-publicized DVD version, have about 15-20 minutes of footage missing. So, I wrote to the guy to see if indeed he had this older version. He wrote back that while he no longer has the box, he remembers it said GAGETAPE, but was falling apart so he through it away. Now, I happen to have 2 copies in box, plus one additional one with no box, so you can see I'm hoarding these. So, I wrote back, and filled him in that he ought to time the video, as well as check out my GAGETAPE page, as he may have something that is more valuable than he knows; I briefly (as brief as I can be on subjects I get all excited about) told him bits and pieces about why he should take the time to check it out. Within hours, he wrote me back, he has the original, older version, and ended the auction, deciding to keep it now that he knows it's near-impossible to get. He seemed pretty happy about it, so that was cool.