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February 13th, 2005

You’re bored, what do you choose?

You’re sitting at home after a hard day at work and you just want to veg on the couch and watch TV. You can make exactly one trip to the TV and back, or none at all. You’ve got all the remotes you might need within reach. What do you do?

Do you flip around the channels to see what’s on and stop when you get to a Lifetime movie or something else you know you like?

Do you stay on whatever channel happens to be on TV at the time and watch that, even if it’s The Pet Psychic Meets The Crocodile Hunter Versus Police Academy IV?

Do you put in a DVD of a TV series and watch a favorite episode?

Or, do you put a DVD in and watch a movie?

No, reading, napping, or “doing something constructive” are not options here.

What would you do?

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 1:11:29 pm
No trips. I turn the television to the Food Network. If they don't have a good show on, I check HGTV. If that doesn't work, I start surfing down the channels. "Pimp My Ride", a good history show, or a good animal show will stop me. If I make it back to HGTV, I despair and go read the Ping.



FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 1:14:59 pm
First, I'd check Tivo to see what I recorded recently. I usually have a few episodes of Family Guy or Futurama available to watch. If not, I flip around, checking the sports channels, Discovery / History, and the decorating channels for something to watch. Worst case, I check the so-called music channels for the opportunity to see interviews I've seen 10 times packaged into yet another "Remember when" show.



FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 4:18:31 pm
My answer is the same one Chris gave. My TiVo usually has about 15-20hrs of stuff on it. This is pretty evenly divided into "new episodes", "old classics", "fave reruns", and "maybe I'll watch this movies".

Two or three times a year I'll run out of things and end up watching the incessant episodes of Law'n'Order it insists on recording. That's when the DVDs that I've never watched come out.

I do miss pulling out old VCR tapes of Thundarr the Barbarian or Blake's 7. But not enough to hook up the VCR.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 5:23:49 pm
TiVo is the first stop here, too. Otherwise it's Antiques Roadshow, general Food TV stuff, or TNG (where available.)



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 5:53:27 pm
I don't have cable TV, TiVo, or anything but a box with a rabbit ears. (The rabbit ears used to have remote so that I could adjust their position from the sofa, but the dog chewed the remote--the only thing he's ever chewed that's not a dog toy--WHY?) Anyway, I just have to sweat through whatever is on: local news, some dumb shows. It's so bad that I don't even know what I've watched. Reception is only so-so most of the time. I even watch UPN and I don't even understand Spanish.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 6:48:42 pm
All I have to say: 140-Hour Tivo Box.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah baby. ;)



FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday February 13, 2005 -- 10:04:03 pm
Cat, we must have the same TV genes! Cable is going up again here in PA, making me pay $50/month just for standard cable. I talk often about getting rid of it, but how could I live without Bob Blumer?



FROM: Rafael
DATE: Monday February 14, 2005 -- 12:44:20 pm
My first stop is the Tivo box, have a lot of new shows like Jack and Bobby, Gilmore Girls, Medium, SG1 and SG Atlantis and tons of reruns like Queer as Folk, Trading Spaces, Queer Eye, ect…you get the picture lots of stuff to choose from however last night for some odd reason I ended up watching Jason 2025, it was like my body was frozen and I could not move let alone bring myself to change the channel.



FROM: tina
DATE: Sunday March 12, 2006 -- 4:39:52 pm
well i dont have tivo but the first thing i check out on tv is E! then check if there is a seinfeld or a friends episode.



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