1.16.2010

PHOTO HUNT: JIGGLY

The ZH and I were talking recently about "how things used to be", which I, of course, do not remember. She said her TV when she was growing up was very tiny and it had only a black and white picture. Can you imagine? Sometimes when the picture was fuzzy and blurry and JIGGLY (which was actually most of the time) it almost looked like it was a color picture. The TVs had "rabbit ears" on top, some wrapped with tin foil. I'm sure if they'd had "cats ears" the TV would have worked much better, but then I wouldn't want any tin foil on my ears. And can you believe this: they only had 3 channels and those went off the air at midnight. And worst of all, you had to actually get up from whatever comfy spot you might be in to change the channels!!! I wonder why humans even bothered to watch TV way way back then. We cats wouldn't be that foolish!

32 comments:

  1. I love your take on the theme! An in the early 70s here in England we had a black and white tv and three channels and no remote control

    Now we have HD digital colour and 150 channels... And a nice remote control. The odd this is that there is usually nothing to watch... sighs!

    Happy weekend

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  2. Mom said she recalls those jiggly TVs too ~ wiv the rabbit ear aerials on top. Does that mean she's old?

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  3. Our mum remembers TV being like that!

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  4. Haha love your post!! Happy weekend!

    My jiggly critter

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  5. I remember that too. I think we had more channels though. Great picture and idea to do for Photo Hunters.

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  6. MOL!!! Our mom doesn't really remember those tvs, but she DOES remember, there weren't remotes and the channels were only, 2,4,5,7,9,11,13. NOW, we have over 800+ channels! We agree, we'd they bother???

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  7. Your Mom was lucky! Our mom only had one channel!

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  8. My Dad said he remembers...most of the time he does! He said he remembers seeing Lassie for the first time in color too. Hmmmmm, who is Lassie? Y'all have a great weekend...great post!

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  9. Yes, I remember those days, too, Zoey! It's hard to believe in this day and age -- technology has advanced so far. But jiggyly TV -- yup! And we thought it was wonderful at the time!

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  10. We had those, too! Only we had 4 channels, and besides the rabbit ears, if you moved one way or the other, the picture went even more jiggly!

    Love this!

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  11. Cool entry...Happy hunting. Mine is ready.

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  12. Mom says she remembers that well too, and she also remembers how the TV always went all fuzzy and jiggly at the best part of whatever show was on.

    Thanks for the memory:)
    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

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  13. Our mum remembers those TVs too when she was growing up,but theirs only had one channel. She said people used to rent them instead of buying them too. When her and dad got married they rented a colour TV and everyone came to look at it because most people still had black and white.

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  14. Oh yes! I remember those days very well! The good old days, too! lol. Because now that there are 3000 channels.... there's still nothing on! ;)

    Cute photo and great take for this week! Have a good weekend.
    Mrs. Mecomber
    http://newyorktraveler.net

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  15. Woof! Woof! I'm too young to remember those days ... LOL! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  16. Our Mom remembers those TV's. ~AFSS

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  17. Nice take on jiggly! My mom usually reads unless its sunday night or something is good if on food network or hgtv

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  18. Our one local station didn't come on until 5:30 pm everyday, but my Mom and I, in great excitement with a new TV, would turn it on earlier and watch the test pattern just to make sure it was coming.

    Who remembers Playhouse 90? I used to live for that one!

    Jo and Stella

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  19. Well our Mom is so old, that she remembers the first TV. There were hardly any programs at all and most of the time it was just a test pattern. And it was very tiny. And we did have to get up and change the channel.Have a great week end.

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  20. My mom remembers those days! She says having to get up to change the channels is one reason they tended to watch just one channel.

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  21. My mom says she and her brother used to be the remote controls at their house. I don't really get what that means....
    Snuggles,
    Twix

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  22. My mom's head is ready to 'splode with the flashbakhks!!!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  23. So true and now the Daddy of Whimpurr's Whim thinks he is being neglected if his movie isn't in Blue Ray ... whatevfur that is!

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  24. My human remembers that. However, we never had shows that were as cute as you!

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  25. Better rabbit ears than cat ears - we cats need our ears! But I want to know what they did with the rest of the rabbit - did the cats get to have it for dinner?

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  26. Gosh I'd forgotten about those jiggly TV screens.

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  27. Mum remembered the jiggly TV's too. Also having to move the tin foil ears around to get a picture.. Memories.. Hugs GJ xx

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  28. Our mom remembers those tv's too. Like your take on jiggly. Mom aready had our post together and couldn't figure out how to incorporate jiggly into it!

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  29. The picture is wonderful! I wouldn't mind watching that channel for a while!

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  30. That's a great job on making that picture look jiggly and a hint of color. Great take on the theme! This was a tough one but yours was just right.
    Drop by and check mine here.

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  31. It took us all day but we finally got mom to admit that she remembers TV being like that too...and remembering the stations signing off at night!

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  32. We're with you. Whyever did they bother to watch that?

    Course Jan only gets one major station now, plus one oldies, plus PBS -- if she's lucky and they hold. So, we can't watch much tv since it went digital.

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