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Friday, June 12, 2009

Y2K 2009

So today was the day for 'the big switch' - TV, from analog to digital. The local news was making a big to-do about it. Like it was the biggest news since...since...well, since sliced fucking bread.

So I waited. And at 8am, a message appeared on my screen that read that the station was ending their broadcast in analog.

And then...

A blank screen.


And I have cable too! They claimed those of us with cable wouldn't notice a change!!

About 30 seconds later, a picture came into focus with the message that the station was commencing broadcasting in digital.


And then...?

The picture started going bonkers!


It corrected itself within a few seconds but I gotta' tell you, this was worse than that whole Y2K bullshit in 2000. They made a huge production over that, warning people of power outages, updating computers and all that other nonsense, and it turned out to be a major disappointment! I mean, raise your hand if you too were hoping for major looting and gang violence in your area?!

Enjoy your digital, yo, and have a wonderful weekend!

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Blogger Tug said...

I think ours is all changing @ 8:00 p.m., but the news I watch switched over awhile ago with no riots... ;-)

June 12, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Koolio said...

Tug, it's my understanding that 40% of all news stations across the country updated to digital some time ago and only those who still use rabbit ears and don't have a converter box noticed the change. The way they were going on about it, I was half expecting that the picture would appear in high definition but I don't see any change at all in the clarity of the picture.

June 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Yeah ... Im rootin fer lootin ...

Fokes bustin inta Best Buy & stealin all th TVs ...

... fer all th dangd good itll do em.

June 12, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

The newspaper made a big deal out of it this morning. It said about 2 million homes nationwide would be affected.

BFD. We've got that many empty repos in our neighborhood alone.

June 12, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous bowler said...

i'll miss the static-snow background noise of regular old TV...

June 13, 2009 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

That's funny. Ours switched in the middle of the night as if they were afraid of the immediate outrage from the dolts who hadn't prepared for "the switch." And btw, love the Jonestown, Guyana reference in your profile. Completely tasteless and spot on funny.

June 14, 2009 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Attila The Mom said...

Snarf. Hope you guys had a great weekend too!

June 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger WavyDavy said...

I'm all for the switch to digital. In fact, when will we just do away with analog clocks and go completely digital? I'll tell you where I'd like to stick the big hand and the little hand!

June 18, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

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