For the latter, it's a figure of speech. At the time I used my country's version of it but I believe that 'grasping at straws' is the English equal to it. And for the former... who's shifting the topic's point again?
Up until my 2nd-to-last reply to you, I did nothing but to state what I think about the "are physical/digital game mediums to be considered the same" topic we were talking about; after what I said there, not having other things to say to make my point across, I ended with some snark just like you did in your ealrier reply. Your retort to that message, however, was doubling-up on your snark... not about what I said last... but around a slight shift on the topic, basically with you going "Well, not that this really matters, as the console you brought up as an example is becoming old gear that's hard to find"...
...which not only was a frail attempt to shift topic with something, but it was also yourself failing to come across the thing that is at the heart of the problem, and why I truly think the two things are not the same. Modern systems' online outlets don't last forever. Game carts/CDs released before such online outlets have already outlived certain online distribution services. Your retort starting with 'My Wii might eventually break and I'll lose all those games. I'll just go buy a new Wii.' proves that you have not paid enough attention to the very same reply you were replying to, and now you come here to to tell me that I'm not trying to get your point?!
I got your point about a day ago, alright. You're a glorious lolcow that keeps on giving. Please, have mercy of me- my handkerchief supply is about to be over!