I can hardly focus on the content of today's strip
, as I'm totally blown away by Scaduto's knowledge of the current technology. Not only is he aware of it, but he apparently understands it! Big screen, HD, digital sound, DVD...all correct. Amazing! It's a good thing he didn't include "plasma," because I probably would've had a heart attack right here.
But as for the content, well, what's wrong with getting a big ol' tv and watching old movies on it? The DVD is necessary, obviously, to watch the old movies (one cannot live by TCM alone), and the digital sound makes that better. I don't understand why wanting to watch an old movie on a big tv is bad. And why the ragging on silent movies? I love running across those late at night. I find them fascinating.
Really, the mom and kid shouldn't be complaining. Does the dad stop them from using the television? I assume not; the video game console is probably for the son. Seriously, why the annoyance? Why deride movies for being cheaper 40 years ago? That doesn't make the movies worse. (And weren't most movies in color by 1966?) Why is the dog upset about this?
I don't totally not
understand the concept. My parents, for example, just bought an high-def tv. For the most part, they watch the news. But they do watch some sports, so I suppose it'll go to some good use. But I admit that my first reaction when my mom told me was, "Huh? Why?"
Anyway, he's happy with his purchase. Assuming that buying this isn't keeping the family from eating, shut up, family.