The Null Device
Pfaknok. I just destroyed my copy of Yo La Tengo's And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. I inserted it into my PowerBook's CD slot, only to find it stuck. Upon pulling it out, it had two deep gouges along the bottom of the disc. It appears that some part of the drive mechanism was closed for some reason, which, of course, you cannot tell as it's a nondescript slot on the front of the machine.
Still, one thing to be thankful for; it could have been worse. For example, it could have been my DVD of the Criterion edition of Brazil or something.