It’s very hard for me to keep up with today’s new technology. I finally got my old VCR to stop flashing the time on the digital screen and got the “engine needs servicing light” to go off in my truck.
I’ve adapted to computers, i-pods, DVDs, texting, advanced do it all cell phones and GPS systems in vehicles. So I’ve kept up pretty much with the flow without killing myself or running over some old guy with a walker crossing the street while I’m looking at my GPS. Hey! At least I wasn’t texting.
Before I get into the point of all this, I need to vent on something that drives me out of my mind. Why the hell would anyone want to text while driving? Isn’t it much simpler to just say “hello” on the phone rather than try to type something while you’re driving? I must be missing something here. It’s almost like instead of talking to my other half at the dinner table, I text her to pass the salt. I don’t get it.
Anyhow, onward. I’ve considered buying a HDTV for some time now rather than be left out of the status symbol loop. BUT WAIT! Maybe I’d better hold off a bit. Why you ask? Because now there’s going to be 3-D tv along with HDTV. So now there’s HDTV with 3-D which I can record stuff on my DVD or play things on my CD which I can connect to my TiVo to digital record from my HDTV or 3-D TV or watch on my I-Pad or computer.
What happens when they run out of alphabet letters for these devices?
So anyhow, I decided to hold off on the purchase of the HDTV until 3-D TV is available. If I live that long that is.
But wait! Now Samsung has come out with a list of warnings if you buy a 3-D TV. OMG!!!
Listen to this. It’s like reading the complications associated with taking Viagra……except you won’t have to call your doctor if you have an erection for more than four hours. Like yeah…..what guy’s gonna do that.
Here’s the warning list. Dizziness, light-headedness, altered vision, nausea, confusion and disorientation. For those of you smoking the good stuff, these symptoms should be nothing new to you and it’s ok for you to watch 3-D TV. You won’t know the difference folks.
The warnings also apply to women who are pregnant, the elderly, if you’re tired, suffer from any medical condition, have been drinking and have a buzz on, or are sleep deprived. Otherwise it’s ok for you to watch 3-D TV. Oh joy.
So I’m kinda rethinking my decision.
I don’t really drink, except for an occasional glass of wine, I’m not pregnant. although with the extra weight I’ve put on it might appear so. I’m not on any medications that might affect my judgement and I do not suffer from sleep deprivation, unless you count the times my other half keeps me awake with long stories about her childhood growing up in West Virginia.
So I could actually buy a 3-D Tv and not worry. But, being on the cautious side, i think I’ll just hold off for a while just to see if wierd stories appear in the news about families killing one another while watching “CSI Las Vegas” in 3-D or something. You never know what might happen in your living room if you see a giant dissected in full color body part come whizzing at you in 3-D.
Should I decide to purchase a new 3-D TV, I’m not going to watch any of those programs that contain violence. Just to be on the safe side.
Nope, I’m relegating my television viewing to the Playboy Channel and the Food Network.
If anything’s going to come flying out at me in 3-D it’s either going to be a pair of boobs or a chicken breast. Hmmm……almost one in the same.
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