Friday, October 21, 2005

OK, who else picks out the phrase in the last posting that proves I'm over the hill?

tick tick tick...

It is "in living color." For those of you under a certain age, the phrase harkens back to the early days of color TV...and hearing that a show was broadcast (sometimes live!) "in living color" was certainly mocking to those of us still watching B/W. As we did til my father built (!) a set in 1968 or 69.

BTW, I still own a b/w tv set. A high school graduation gift from my brother and his then wife. 13" I believe. It still works perfectly, and pulls in the over-the-air channels that I can't get clearly on any other TV in the house ---hence the need for the dish. On all the tv's but the b/w one. Although that would be conversation piece!

2 Comments:

Blogger nm said...

Hah. We have one too. TH's graduation present from college, brought out for the world series, major disasters and election results.

You know how much tv we watch.

In living color - isn't that the show that the wayans and paula abdul were on in the early 90's?

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we didn't get a color set til the early 70s. i know...so sad.

1:11 PM  

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