I figured it out.

12/29/2009 07:08:00 AM
Harken back to the days of 'old, will ye?

When microwaves were purchased to sit on microwave carts.

When popcorn was made in air poppers.

When every kitchen across America had a wall-phone with a super-long, curly cord so your Mom could cook and talk in the phone at the same. (OR so you could actually stretch the cord around the corner of the kitchen and into the bathroom to talk to your B.F.F. in "private". Yep, that was me.)

Ah yes, harken back to the time of the T.V. that was actually referred to by it's formal name: "television set." Remember, it had no remote.

Yep, ponder that.

We didn't have remotes for our T.V.s.

We had to get our butts up and physically turn the channel from Magnum P.I. to Knight Rider. (Or from Mr. T & the A-Team to Charles in Charge.)

We don't need Wii Fit. We need to burn the remotes across the U.S.

I'm telling you.. that my friends, is the secret to the prevention of Type II diabetes in lazy kids.

I'm just sayin'.


  1. They say that Americans gained five pounds with the invention of the remote control. I think we should add on another ten pounds to the current average American weight with the invention of the universal remote. Now people don't have to get up to turn off the lights, the fan, the garage door, the microwave, or the robot that now reads a bedtime story to their kids...

    Honestly, I may only be 21 years old, but I have some pretty opinionated ideas of how to be a parent. I think I could write quite a blog about the issues with kids and parenting today.

  2. You forgot to mention that we also had to get up to switch the A/B box if you were so lucky to have cable back then.

    word verification: pecrispy

  3. It is so weird you brought this up today...we went to dinner with my dad last night and we were reflecting on what things were like when we were kids...can you imagine what it's going to be like when our kids are 30?

    Craig, I remember that A/B box! ha!

  4. I don't own a microwave and I use an hot air popper to pop my corn.

    I love not having a microwave... the first year or so it was a puzzle to figure out how to cook certain stuff (like melting butter). Now I don't even notice and I have a lot more counter space!


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