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Old 10-22-02, 09:36 PM
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Why is it called Brick & Mortar?

I've used the term B&M to describe retail stores but what exactly does Brick and Mortar have to do with retail stores?
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Buildings are made with bricks (cinder blocks actually) and mortar is what holds bricks together.

Its just a way of saying an "physical" store instead of a internet store, like Amazon.
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Oh I see.
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What does pan and scan actually have to do with full frame movies?
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Originally posted by calhoun07
What does pan and scan actually have to do with full frame movies?
Because when they produce the full screen image, they scanned the picture in a panning motion to decide where to crop the image. Or something like that.
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Originally posted by calhoun07
What does pan and scan actually have to do with full frame movies?
Because after the sides of a movie are chopped off to "fit your TV screen," sometimes there are unnatural camera movements that were never actually there in order to follow enough -- but usually not all -- of the action so it makes sense. Sports movies are the most noticable regarding this.
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Wow, two people that missed the joke. But bigjim25 got it!
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Re: Why is it called Brick & Mortar?

Originally posted by lesterlong
I've used the term B&M to describe retail stores but what exactly does Brick and Mortar have to do with retail stores?

is this a trick question?
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