Bloody toes, entertainment beasts, clandestine garbage

1994, one of the first purchases we made was a 36″ TV. Sold on the color quality, and it’s ability to record in Stereo to the VCR.

Well howdy, is there a better sales pitch?

I had a terrible time giving this monster up. It’s hard to count how many Disney, Pixar, and other movies I watched with my boys on my lap. How many games on the Nintendo 64, Game Cube, XBox, we all played together.

Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan,Little Mermaid, The Incredibles, Shrek, Brave, the Sword and the Stone….Mario Cart, Banjo Kazooi, Legend of Zelda, Halo were all played over and over on this outrageously heavy, faithful, hub of entertainment.

We upgraded to DVD, then Blue Ray. All was well. There was no HDMI cable but who cared? This was the Hub of our entertainment.

The poor old beast recently passed. We had a small ceremony. We all said goodbye, in our own unique way.

Unfortunately, the disposal of the beast was left up to me and my youngest son. We carted it to the curb for big trash day. I hobbled away, pierced by the dolly as we hefted it off the little truck we used to wheel it out of the house.

My bloody toe prints still on the tile….because I’m too ticked off to clean them up.

I’m grateful today for our “heavy garbage” pick up. I’m grateful that I could sneak the beast out of the house before my husband could make an excuse to keep it.

I may be in trouble when my husband finds out that I got rid of the TV. I left some blood evidence behind, just in case I go missing, and someone needs to know where I’ve been! Hopefully it won’t come to that. He should really thank me that I saved his back. Just saying.

I miss old technology, but not the weight behind it. Oye. My toe needs to stop bleeding.

6 thoughts on “Bloody toes, entertainment beasts, clandestine garbage

  1. Our hulk was replaced by something that looked like a large flatscreen, but it had weight added to its bulk—a stage in technology I could have skipped. A moment of silence in honor of your fond memories.

  2. I still have a lot of those same flicks but on VHS tapes. Maybe they’ll be worth something someday, though I doubt it since I’m pretty sure nobody will ever want to use a VCR ever again, for a similar reason (weight). I’m sure my kids, who watched most of them over and over, won’t. Of course, I only kept “the Disney classics”; I kept those same books for a while, too, as I recall.

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