Finally Friday

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Finally Friday
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 9:42am

1. Plans for the weekend?

2. What are you wearing?

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:17am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>Grapthars-what year did you get your first TV with a remote control?</p>

Really good question!  Furthermore, When did the market for color televisions rise?  I still remember black and white.  The touting about clickers doesn't make a good argument but she's trying!

 


 


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:21am

<<She still managed a home, did laundry, ironing and cooked homestyle every single night. >>

Do you feel that this is tough to accomplish today?

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:21am
Intersting logic springfever, isn't it? Your knowledge is skewed but b/c we were donated my grandparents old tv WITH A clicker my knowledge is better! Rofl! Yes, 1970s or early 1980s is when that popularity rose too I think.

 


 


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:22am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Jam-before TV remotes my mom would leave ABC on all day while she was cleaning, cooking, etc so I got used to TEON, AMC, OLTL and GH. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Lol, Remote controls were unheard of in the day!  But I can so visualize my mother's whole day too, The kitchen and tv room were combined and she'd have her ironing table up ironing away dad's stuff while dinner cooked or was simmering...  Simpler times! :)</p>

Why simpler times?  

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:24am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>According to whom?</p><div style="color:#666666; font-family:arial, sans-serif; font-size:small"><cite>www.bnet.fordham.edu/carey1/Evol%20of%20TV%20ViewingB.doc</cite></div><div><cite><br /></cite></div>

So...according to a total stranger who didn't even cite his references?  You'll pardon me if I find him no more compelling a resource than you.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:28am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>Clicker is still a nick name for remote controls, Lol. But no, they were not as common 30-40 years ago like now.. Hence back in the day!</blockquote></p><p>"Not as common" does not equal "unheard of", which was your original statement and the statement I have refuted.  With silly, inconsequential things like facts.  And reality.  Had you said, "remote controls weren't as common back then as they are now" I would never had argued that statement.</p><p>"Remotes were unheard of!" is an untrue statement.  "Remotes weren't as common back then" is not.</p>

Well, It's not like clickers were topics of conversations, Perhaps your world was full of grandma's clicker being so cool or something!

Let me direct you back to the part in my post where I also said, Simpler times too..  Because they were.

 


 


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:28am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Intersting logic springfever, isn't it? Your knowledge is skewed but b/c we were donated my grandparents old tv WITH A clicker my knowledge is better! Rofl! Yes, 1970s or early 1980s is when that popularity rose too I think.

I never said we were donated the TV with the remote.  You might want to brush up on your reading skills.

However, it should be noted that, per an actual reliable source--that in the 4 years before Zenith redesigned the "Space Command" to incorporate the newer resister technology, Zenith sold more than 9 million of the original Clickers. (http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/remote_control.htm).

Again, I never said that the remote control was as common then as it is now; I said it was not unheard of.  9 million remotes sold would tend to support the idea that people had heard of them.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:32am

<<Let me direct you back to the part in my post where I also said, Simpler times too..  Because they were.>>

Why is it simpler to you, is your life more complicated than your parents life?


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:35am

[quote=jamblessedthreeThe touting about clickers doesn't make a good argument but she's trying!</p>[/quote]

Although every word in the sentence above is an English word, they do not, combined as they are, make any kind of sense.  I haven't in any sense of the word "touted about clickers". 

They existed before the 4 soap operas springcruiseslimshady mentioned.

Then you piped up claiming they were unheard of "back in the day."  Except that they WERE heard of.  Just not by you.

I refuse to slink off as if *I* should be the one ashamed, simply because I am able to read and operate teh Googlez.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:35am

Well, It's not like clickers were topics of conversations, Perhaps your world was full of grandma's clicker being so cool or something!

Let me direct you back to the part in my post where I also said, Simpler times too..  Because they were.

Well I guess Jam all us po' dumb folks didn't get remotes until much later than others. lol.

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