Who Was That Masked Man?


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    Okay, I am reassured to see the city is helping the dumpees. I was a bit humorless on Twitter yesterday, noting that I know enough elderly and/or disabled people for whom having a CRT dumped on their lawn would be a logistical nightmare. (Or even for people like me whose emotional storehouse is badly in need of restocking right now. Coming home to a CRT dumped on my lawn and no help in getting rid of it would end in both tears, and me just leaving the damn thing there forever)

    I am Old, so I remember pre-remote TVs, the big old color I-think-it-was Magnavox that stood in the corner of my parents’ living room for most of my growing up years, and how we had to palaver over which show would be watched on one of the five stations we got, and when that tv died, I think Bulky Waste picked it up, but that was like 1986.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    As of a few years ago, there were tens of millions of old CRT televisions stacked in warehouses around the country because the recycling companies couldn’t find any way to dispose of the leaded glass in the tubes. So far as I know, no one has found a way to deal with that problem.Report

  3. Avatar Fish says:

    I, for one, really need more information about this dispute over Mighty Ducks 3. WE NEED THE TEA!Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Fish says:

      The short version is that Roommate #1 was kind of a temperamental guy and liked to watch Mighty Ducks when he was sad. Roommate #2 thought that it was a terrible movie and said so. Repeatedly. Roommate #1 argued that it was a feel-good movie and plot inconsistencies were not central to the experience. Roommate #2 said Roommate #1 was being irrational. Roommate #1 went into his room and never spoke to Roommate #2 again. Then left in the middle of the night a couple weeks later.

      Roommate #1 was an usher at my wedding. I attended Roommate #2’s wedding, but he didn’t attend mine because Roommate #1 was going to be there. Seven years wasn’t enough distance, I guess, for an argument over Mighty Ducks 3.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    First TV I remember was my parents little black and white box. It had a screen about the size of a small laptop computer. I distinctly remember watching two shows on it: the original Star Trek and the Muppet Show. I’ve rewatched both those series in the past year or two. Trek is both a classic and also a campy show that hasn’t aged wonderfully. The Muppet Show, on the other hand, is a timeless piece of fossilized show business. The people they had on in their run? Especially the last lingering fragments of the old vaudeville circuits? Fascination.Report