18 responses to “Videodrome Loves You”

  1. ashleyisdumb

    Damn it.

  2. tinymammoth
  3. autodidactic

    blinkenlights

    They got those down at the DMV to calm the savage beasts. Weirdly enough, it seems to work.

    There’s something about playing movie trivia while waiting for your tabs.

  4. yoscott

    We have 42″ plasmas ALL OVER our campus at school now. The Administration use it as a adspace, infoplaza, also tuned to Fox News so we are fed our dose of right-wing insanity. Unfortunately, they spent millions of dollars put in these plasmas and leather couches everywhere, but forgot to spend any money on a security or CCTV system. So guess what’s been going missing over the past few weeks? Leather Couches and Plsama TVs.

    Our Administration is packed full of dumbasses.

    1. torgo_x

      Cables

      Unplug the thing, then cut off the cable right
      where it’s coming out of the TV.
      Not quite irreparable, but close.

  5. torgo_x

    Claque

    I just turn the motherfuckers
    “http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/mdw/”
    >off
    . Those and the Santa-bots
    in supermarkets that go “HRRR HRRRRRR HRRRR MRRF FSSMSS!”.
    Off. I’ve never ever had any of the staff say “hey, you!
    stop… stop stopping that thing that’s been driving
    us all crazy for every second of the day so far!”

    And I can always say: “Oops, did I turn that off? I was just trying to adjust the
    volume, and/or change it to the Sirius Country or something, and sometimes that’s a blank screen for
    a second or two, as it’s buffering the Internets Bluetubes.
    You like country, don’t you? Hooboy!”
    (
    “http://www.jerkcity.com/jerkcity281.html”
    >Alternate response
    .)

    Altho I once got to start shit because I didn’t
    turn
    “http://torgo-x.livejournal.com/856197.html”
    >the TV off
    .

    That reminds me to get replacement
    batteries for my

    “http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_tvbg_main.php”
    >TV-B-Gone
    . But first figure out where I put it.

    ALSO.

    1. perich

      Re: Claque

      “HRRR HRRRRRR HRRRR MRRF FSSMSS!”.

      This is the most hilariously accurate representation of an electric Santa’s noise I’ve ever read. I just snorfed some yogurt.

    2. springheel_jack

      Re: Claque

      I have the same problem with my tv b gone.

  6. perich

    Our research finds that people who enter or pass through bookstores are 43% more likely to be receptive to new ideas. That’s an uncaptured demographic.

  7. springheel_jack

    I have at least been heartened to see them disappear from some elevators and gas pumps.

  8. gillen

    I think we should INSIST that they be placed in churches, mounted on the lectern. That way there can at least be some informational content to the service.

  9. coffeechica

    Yep, they’re in my library.

  10. miss_geek

    i want one for my cube. i think it would be fun.

  11. dr_strych9

    I Have No Joke Here… I Just Like Saying:

    1. coffeechica

      Re: I Have No Joke Here… I Just Like Saying:

      Oh man, if I saw that happen at the time WTTW used to play Doctor Who (which means watching in a dark room late at night) that would have freaked the shit out of me.

  12. vegemitelover

    My trip to Virginia this week seemed to be blanketed with an identical model of 30something inch flatscreens, all playing CNN. I am pretty sure every every airport, hotel, fast food place, and even restaurant with a bar had the same. Even the place that I went for meetings had a new flatscreen in the breakroom… with CNN on constantly.

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