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Photos of People Standing By A TV

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Not so long ago, owning a black and white TV was a status symbol. Then color TVs came along, and someone invented a tinted screen with a parabolic lens that less affluent folks could attach to their b/w sets to simulate color – it had a brown tint on the bottom for dirt, blue on the top for sky, and a bizarre flavor of red/pink in the middle where the actors’ faces usually were – and it magnified the size of the screen. This cheap fixit was often better at rendering hues than the color TVs were, as the latter often gave the actors a distinctive fuzzy green complexion anyway.

At least Spock looked good.

[More pictures of people standing next to their TV sets here.]

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2 Responses to “Photos of People Standing By A TV”

  1. razorbackwriteraus Says:

    If you stood by a TV today, you’d be told to get out of the way.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    razorback– I stood next to a radio once and was told to get out of the way. I never figured that one out.

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