Speaking of the Seventies, we know Maxell did a follow-up ad with a television set. But we can’t find it, so you’ll have to bear with our tawdry reconstruction.
Point being, the California Energy Commission wants to reduce your TV watching. Or short of that, your TV:
The influential lobby group Consumer Electronics Assn. is fighting what appears to be a losing battle to dissuade California regulators from passing the nation’s first ban on energy-hungry big-screen televisions.
The goal is to reduce statewide energy consumption equivalent to building a new natural-gas power plant:
The payoff could be big for TV owners, said Ken Rider, a commission staff engineer. Average first-year savings from reduced electricity use would be an estimated $30 per set…
That’s right: After blowing thousands on a set and hundreds on cable, we’d be thrilled to know we were saving $2.50 a month on juice.
California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs [LAT]
you know those slap and tickle things we were talking about? I had one of those with that guy in the chair when the giant pic was over time square. I cant remember his name so it must not have been all that great.
funny. I have not thought about that in years.
someplace I have a signed one of those photos.
Noj’, you’re psychic.
Wanna talk inane TV?
I am traveling in the Pacific NW and, as is my practice, watching cable TV while I grind work emails.
Stopped at Tyra banks because she is luscious and, I am not kidding you, she’s broadcasting a live colonic cleanse demonstration with a real live lady.
I am still trying to figure out what to think much less what to say.
How did it all come out in the end?
@FlyingChainSaw: I stumbled over Tyra Banks at the gym yesterday (no, on the teevee, folks), and “luscious” is precisely what came to mind. Didn’t stick around for the content though.
I was more a TDK 90 guy, but those ads were awesome. Good mock up, Noj.
ADD: nice Dylan reference. kthx.
Are you gonna be in Seattle?
@Original Andrew: Spaniards were trying to drag me and a colleague up there on Thursday to a place in town but no.
@FlyingChainSaw: Beware of Spaniards unless they proffer “Iberico Bellota”.
Hey, when did Johnny Damon cut his hair? (fucking Yankees)
Unrelated: A Teabagger Gets His Car Towed
Bet the letter writer is a HUGE Glenn Beck fan!
Lemme know if you’ll be here in el futuro–I love hosting mis amigos ; )
Glad to see the State of California is focused on important things like the electricity used by teevees owned by mouthbreathers in the San Joaquin Valley to fill up the immense walls of their underwater McMansions rather than focus on things like, oh, well, I don’t know, maybe our $24 BILLION FUCKING DEFICIT and the decimation of the social safety net and the inability to figure out how the state that accounts for 11% of the US population will have drinking water in three years.
Fiddle, meet Nero.
@Original Andrew: Send a note with details to likewow < <
@Original Andrew: @FlyingChainSaw: I highly recommend OA as a host. I had a blast!! Pix in the clubhouse soon.
@FlyingChainSaw: Was that colonic cleanse with coffee or without? It does
make a difference feel different.
@SanFranLefty: I thought the water issue was settled: we’re all just gonna drink Mountain Dew. And start looking at our first cousins that way.
@SanFranLefty: I’m on a panel this AM at the Yosemite enviro conference with the Chair of the Cal Energy Commission. I will pass along these concerns.
@Dodgerblue: Please do. thx.
@SanFranLefty: Do you know her? She went to your law school.
@Pedonator: I have no idea. So they, what, brew hot coffee and blast it up the patient’s butt? It was too weird and I was too far behind on my email and deadlines to watch it.
@Dodgerblue: @SanFranLefty: I don’t mind the, um, larger picture — electricity-sucking standards for large household goods. Just don’t pitch it like the typical wallscreen buyer gives a shit about saving less than ten cents a day.
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