Archive for December, 2011

Technological Upgrade Required

 Two conversations I’ve had recently have led me to a very clear conclusion.

The most recent was with my fellow-Clapperboard Junkie, Sean. In response to the incredibly impressive amount of shows he keeps track of, watches, and knows a whole lot about, I said (lamely), “I don’t even know when these shows are on.”

He proceeded to give me a thorough lesson on the countless ways that I can track shows without a TV Guide, play them at my convenience, and watch them without a television set. It was a bit daunting, but, in the end, quite exhilarating.

This led me to recall an earlier conversation I had had with my sister, who was talking about the movie The Switch with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. (For the record, she fully endorses it; I had never heard of it.)

HER: That movie was so funny! I fully endorse it.

ME: Really? I’ve never heard of it.

HER: If you have time, you can watch it. I recorded it.


HER: (silence, incredulous look; then) No.

I realize that DVRs exist; I just don’t have one. And since I don’t, I still associate “recording” with a VCR. I can’t help it.

If I’m going to make it as an entertainment blogger, I think it’s time to upgrade.


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