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A moment of silence for my remote

  1. Oct 8, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Today is a sad say indeed. The remote control to my TV has stopped working. New batteries did not solve the problem and I hear it has passed on. It served many years as my top remote. After recieving multiple awards for its bravery in the face of infomercials, it went on 3 tours of duty in Iraq and 2 tours of duty on the History Channel. May it rest in pieces.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    oh, god!!!! manually changing the channel!!! I feel your pain :frown: :cry:
     
  4. Oct 8, 2005 #3
    That sucks! :cry:
     
  5. Oct 8, 2005 #4
    Finally proof that TV turns your brain to mush.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2005 #5

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  7. Oct 8, 2005 #6

    Pengwuino

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    Show some respect!!!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2005 #7

    Evo

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    :frown: :cry:
     
  9. Oct 8, 2005 #8
    **** the remote
     
  10. Oct 8, 2005 #9

    Pengwuino

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    Evo, please ban Smurf. What kinda person comes and displays his biggotry at a funeral :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  11. Oct 8, 2005 #10
    Remotes Arn't People!! They're Not Our Equals! They Exist Only To Serve The White Man!
     
  12. Oct 8, 2005 #11

    Pengwuino

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    You can't say that! Remotes deserve every right white people deserve!

    *marches on Selma*
     
  13. Oct 8, 2005 #12

    Moonbear

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    Remote? What do you need a remote for? You just get up and turn the dials on the TV, don't you? Oh, and while you're up, can you adjust the rabbit ears too? Wait, wait! Right there, don't move, just keep holding the antenna like that. :biggrin:
     
  14. Oct 8, 2005 #13

    Evo

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    Aha!! Proof that MB uses a remote!!!! She's been using a remote for so long she doesn't know that tv's don't have dials or rabbit ears any more!! :biggrin:
     
  15. Oct 8, 2005 #14
    my TV doesn't have pause, rewind, skip, etc buttons.....along with around 99,000 buttons which are on the remote control


    I might even use them someday, if I watch tv(I only watch about 3 series...should change once the new season of Scrubs begins!)
     
  16. Oct 8, 2005 #15

    JamesU

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  17. Oct 8, 2005 #16

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: You don't believe that even I could still have a TV that old, huh?

    I guess they don't make remotes like they used to. :frown: I have a TV that must be about 15 years old and the remote still works just fine. Moose would be happy to know that the remote on that one just has the power button, the numbers 0-9, channel up/down buttons, volume up/down buttons and a mute button. Nothing else.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2005 #17

    BobG

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    Geez, in my day, we had to walk all way across the room when we wanted to change the channel ..... even in the winter! :grumpy:

    Of couse, we never had to change the channel from 237 to 5. :frown:
     
  19. Oct 9, 2005 #18

    Moonbear

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    Oh, but if you wanted to watch something in the UHF stations (anything higher than channel 13 for you young'uns), it was double the work to have to turn TWO dials!

    [crazy idea alert]Hey, maybe that explains both the obesity epidemic and the increase in ADD/ADHD among children! Kids don't get their exercise getting up to change stations, and don't learn at a young age to just sit and watch one station because they don't feel like getting up to change it. Oh, and they don't have to learn to share and get along with others, because everyone has their own TV, so no racing to the TV dial to get "dibs" on the channel to watch, only to have mom or dad override that decision anyway. And and and...if they aren't fighting over channels on just one TV, there are fewer incidences of dad wandering in and shouting "Enough already! I'm turning it off and it's staying OFF; go read a book instead." See, now we can blame remotes and multiple TVs for poor reading skills. Yes, I see it all now, we can blame everything on that darned remote control. We must BAN remote controls now! They're destroying our society and screwing up our children! Muwahahahahahaha!!! :devil: [/crazy idea alert]
     
  20. Oct 9, 2005 #19
    Please donate your remote's organs to the Cefarix One Person Cyborg Amalgamation Division. I will integrate the remote's remains into my existing cyborg body so I can control TVs without needing a remote. I may also be able to communicate your remote's thoughts and feelings back to you, even let you engage with a conversation with it, if am able to access an undamaged memory cell.
     
  21. Oct 9, 2005 #20

    Mk

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    I heart Nicholas Tesla.
     
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