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[ale] OT Re: Is this for Real
Robert Reese wrote:
> I was lucky growing up... we had *seven* channels, and one even lasted past Midnight on the weekends! (Do you remember waking up in the La-Z-Boy having passed out, barely able to move from the hypnotic effect of tv snow? That was some good snoozin')
> BTW, our first cable came with a set-top box with a little knob labelled "OFF" and "ON". Appropriately, it was called ONTV. Yes, it had exactly *one* channel. HBO came out about a year later as a competitor, and IIRC, it had four channels and something most people had never seen... a remote control.
> Now where'd I put that Just For Men....
We had one. The first TV on the block was a very small and quite dark
screen. The owners set up folding chairs in their living room so
neighbors could watch. I wandered in to see what all the fuss was about
and here was this fat lady howling. I found out later that was called
singing. It was Kate Smith. I decided that I didn't really like TV at
that point. The station was a MBS (Mutual Broadcasting System) member
but a lot of the content was locally producted by University students.
It came on at about 7am and went off at about 11pm. My dad got a TV a
couple of years after that and I recall my first addiction was to
Captain Video. There I was introduced to Tobar the robot.
To heck with the Just for Men, where's the rogain and my dental paste?