Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Annoying Aspects of the Modern World II

Who was the mug who decided we didn't need video machines any more? I'd only just worked out how to programme ours and it was snatched away, made redundant by the great god digital. But what has replaced it? Is there anyone, anywhere, who has successfully worked out how to programme a DVD recorder so that, if there's something on that they want to see at a time that doesn't suit, they can be certain they'll be able to watch it some time later? We can't even get ours to play half the time, unless we pull out the plug from the socket and stick it in again - it just displays the word 'Root', until we do. And as for having a portable television - that's a lost dream. Unattached to an aerial, the only thing broadcast in our house is a blizzard filled with the energetic hissing of ghosts.

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  1. 'Root'? That would mean nothing to me, but it may mean something in Australian. Only Mrs Dilo knows how to work our DVD player (but then only she knew how to work the video recorder also...)

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  2. Ask Mr Gums. It's all beyond me! But I like it when it works.

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  3. "It just displays the word 'root' until we do" ??????

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  4. Maybe it wants you to cheer for it; you know -- be in its corner for a change. "Ra! Ra!" and all that.

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  5. But, Gadjo, can Mrs Dilo actually programme it? If so, she is a paragon among women. And the same goes for Mr Gums, if he can, Whispering.
    Polly, I worry for young Lily, in the care of such a grubby-minded grandmother.
    Chris, maybe it should do its work first, and then we might even pour it a glass of champagne.

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