Can anyone imagine any half-savvy online journalist or news site running a December 2008 story titled “VHS Era Is Winding Down”? I can’t. At the same time I shrugged when I read Geoff Bouncher‘s story with this title in the 12.22 L.A. Times because this is the kind of “duhh” story that the LAT sometimes likes to run. It’s about a low-rent, bottom of the barrel VHS distributor named Ryan J. Kugler who’s finally decided to pack it in as far as this format is concerned. Whatever. It’s the Be Kind Rewind of video-format trend stories.