3D Tee Vee. Back to 1960.

The notable 3D movie of my generation was “13 Ghosts“–c 1960. I was too young to be allowed to see it at the time, because my parents didn’t want nightmares on their hands. Of course that’s when parents and their children both understood the word “No”.

I did manage to catch the movie several years later at a local theater that ran outdated movies every Sunday afternoon. It was one of those times I didn’t get thrown out for smoking.  The theater also gave away a free piece of China every Sunday afternoon too. If you went every Sunday for like 14 thousand years, you could collect the entire set. Last I looked, if I had kept that damned set of China instead of shooting BB’s at the pieces up at my grandfather’s camp every weekend, I could have made some bucks on Ebay today. But no sense of regretting it, we also shot old 78 RPM records with names like Sinatra, Andrews Sisters and Caruso affixed to them. They went with that silly gramophone somebody hung onto from the 30s. Ugly thing. Couldn’t possibly ever be worth anything. And those damned brass beds in the kids’ dormer area were just so darned squeaky, who would want them now? Shrug.

But I digress. I can do that. It’s my blog.

Ironically, for a generation that keeps sniping at the Baby Boomers and declaring that they are smarter, more clever and more educated (none of which they are, but it makes them feel better to think so, since they are mostly dependents), today’s fresh faces sure do have a problem being Original. They have copied the music, they  survive on expansions of the previous “dumb” generation’s forerunner and cutting-edge inventions, and now they are  in love with 3D.

Most known for their Remakes and Remixes of creations of another generation, 3D is no exception for them.  Hollywood regurgitated 13 Ghosts in 2007. And as with just about everything else they do, it wasn’t as much fun as the original.

Well now, in keeping with the dumbing down of America, 3D TV is the “new” rage. After all, it’s important that we keep America glued to their Tee Vees so that they don’t notice what else is really going on around them. You can rob people of just about anything if you keep them glued to that Tee Vee. And if you can get them to wear silly glasses and have all those murderers, rapists, psychos and other fine examples we get to see on TV today jump right out at them, why there is no end to what can be done behind their backs before they grow up and realize that, not only will they have to pay for it all, but they will never get ahead.

Samsung is presumably some kind of god  reigning over the ‘new” 3D revolution.

LAS VEGAS — If you had any doubt that the big thing in televisions this year will be 3D, then Samsung’s CES press conference would have finally convinced you. The company is throwing its rather large manufacturing weight behind 3D in the home, bringing not just TVs but 3D Blu-ray players and home theater systems into stores this year.

If you would like to find yet another way to keep your kids from getting any fresh air, much less work off all those fast food calories, you can get a nice 42″ flat screen 3D Tee Vee at, where else, but Google products.

Price: A meager $8,999.

Bank of America and Capital One Credit Card Services want you to know this is a bargain.

Please do not deprive your children at home, ranging from the ages of newborn through 34 years old, the “Pleasure” of imagining they are about to be hit by a hockey puck. That would be cruel.

I personally think it’s time for a remake of this song in honor of the copycat generation that expects their parents to pay for their Rerun mentality at today’s financial rates. Now if only we could get them to conjure up the energy to move this well on trash night: (RIP Roy Scheider)

13 Responses

  1. HA! I remember seeing this movie not too long ago – came in after the beginning so didn’t know it was in 3-D!

    As for TeeVees over $200. In this girl’s world – forgetaboutit!

    But I think we can capitalize on the term “Illusion-O!”

  2. EDIT:

    Uppity – see this headline?

    “Obama 2010 budget projects new record for deficit”

    wasn’t it just yesterday that he made the obvious statement “Obama says deficit could jeopardize recovery”

    In the face of these two headlines, one has to realize that This Is The Plan…..

  3. FF- I know they have a plan- I am just afraid of what it really is! Very, very afraid!

    UW- 3-D has always given me a headache- don’t know why. And the chances of me spending (let alone having) that kind of $ is slim and none. Bet none of those fancy schmancy new Tee-Vees are made in the states! More jobs to China?

  4. OT but I spit my coffee when I read this one!
    “States seeking to ban mandatory health insurance”

    Even Nebraska has a measure up! “The Nebraska Legislature plans a hearing on a measure this coming week.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100201/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_overhaul_states

    Ok that’s enough LMAO for this morning!

  5. Mom, mandatory health insurance will never happen. It’s unconstitutional to force people to pay money to a public compan, especially a company that has an anti trust exemption. It will go to the supreme court and will never pass the coercion test.

    As for the TVs you can bet that those 28 year olds who are still leeching off their parents will want one. As will teens, as they have no concept of what things cost and just want their parents to keep those shiney objects coming!

  6. OT: Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal. Some of the points are a little to conservative for my taste, but the main point, that Obama’s rise as a charismatic ruler was Un-American, and more like a Third World Country, is interesting:

    By FOUAD AJAMI

    The curtain has come down on what can best be described as a brief un-American moment in our history. That moment began in the fall of 2008, with the great financial panic, and gave rise to the Barack Obama phenomenon.

    The nation’s faith in institutions and time-honored ways had cracked. In a little-known senator from Illinois millions of Americans came to see a savior who would deliver the nation out of its troubles. Gone was the empiricism in political life that had marked the American temper in politics. A charismatic leader had risen in a manner akin to the way politics plays out in distressed and Third World societies.

  7. Link to full article:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704094304575029110104772360.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

  8. imust- can I get a link to that? Sounds like something I would like to read!
    Of course we can only “hope” the curtain has come down!

  9. Thanks- imusthavebeentyping at the same time as you!

  10. Thanks imust-I got a kick out of this-

    “And then there was the hubris of the man at the helm: He was everywhere, and pronounced on matters large and small. This was political death by the teleprompter”.

  11. Glad you liked it PMM. Speaking of 3D, did you see the 3D moment at the Grammy’s? The whole audience was wearing the glasses during the MJ tribute. I will refrain from making any of the obvious jokes that could be made by putting 3D and Michael Jackson together, out of respect. The singers in that tribute did a great job.

  12. Uppity,

    Thanks for the trailer. I never did see the movie, but I remember when it came out. It’s one of two things that come to mind when I hear about “Avatar” (which I’ve yet to see).

    The other of course being Ralph Kramden’s excuse to Alice for why he won’t buy a TV set (“I’m waiting for 3-D.”).

    As for a $9,000 set, well, we’ve got 2 16 year old sets in the house which are just fine, thanks very much…

    -MS

  13. For me,the 3D movie, (the first of the genre??) was House of Wax. Horrible stuff.

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